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Kurt Becker's Stroll Through Racing History - Louis Quatorze
"Komo i'm perked becker. Thanks for joining me as i take. Another stroll through racing history presented by lanes in the anthony lynn. He was a handsome bay. Grandson of northern dancer often described this regal and majestic it was appropriate. Given that he was named for a former king of france and twenty five years ago this weekend he won the one hundred twenty first running of the preakness stakes his name. Was louis tours. Fold on march thirteen. Nineteen ninety-three in kentucky. Lewis tours was offered by breeder. Georgia hoffman at the one thousand nine hundred ninety four keeneland july yearling sale but was bought back for two hundred twenty five thousand dollars off eventually sold an interest in the son of sovereign dancer to william cornacchia. And tell us contract with future hall of famer. Nick zito chosen the colts trainer. Bloomington doors whose name refers to the architecture stylings of the reign of king. Louis the fourteenth of france showed promise as a juvenile he robbed by five lengths and breaking his maiden at saratoga and he finished runner-up and both the hopeful stakes saratoga and the futurity at belmont park both of which were great one races early in his three-year-old campaign. Lacouture tour's want a pair of allowance races. At gulfstream park he was fourth in the florida derby unbridled song and runner-up beaten six skip away in the blue grass stakes at keeneland and a difficult journey the kentucky derby would relegate him to a sixteenth place. Finish some twenty two lakes behind winner. Grindstone still zito saw an opportunity in the preakness stakes with the colts. Blood work xrays following the derby reveals. No issues at the fact that neither grindstone nor beaten derby favourite song would be going to the preakness and z. Tow began believing that his horse would not only have an opportunity but also a legitimate shot at winning the second leg of the triple crown as the first horse on the grounds for the preakness. Louis quatorze had several days to get acclimated to the race. Track at pimlico on tuesday four days before the race he worked five furlongs and fifty nine and four fifth seconds with exercise rider jamie sanders struggling to get him. Hold up after the work. In the meantime pat day had become available to ride the horse which seemed to delight zito for a number of reasons for one zito and day had team to win four races. In the last month including the six hundred thousand dollars pimlico special with star standard week prior to the preakness for another day had enjoyed tremendous success in the preakness four wins and three runner-up finishes from ten prior mouse. But the fact remains that zito was over five in his career in the preakness and louis quatorze had never won in stakes. company overnight. Rains had left the pimlico racing surface muddy. The start the day but sun and wind helped the track improve too fast by five thirty. Pm eastern as the field for the one hundred twenty first freak nece loaded into the gate and all the speed favoring track. Louis tour's outduel skip away early for the race lead and he had something left in the tank is the field turned for home. Dave rodman with the call car on the a second middle of the race crack editors in case lloyd by three boy. Second editor's note. What off at eight to one and paying nineteen dollars on a two dollar mutual ticket. Louis katori led all the way and became the first wire-to-wire winner of the preakness stakes. In fourteen years it was the first preakness triumph for zito. The third in a row for jockey pat day and ended a streak which had seen d wayne look trained. The winners of six consecutive triple crown races later that summer luik tours would win the jim dandy in stakes record time at saratoga and he would add runner-up relations in both the travers stakes and the breeders cup classic. He would win. His only two starts as a four year old in nineteen ninety seven before being retired to stud with a career record of seven wins and two million dollars in earnings lewis. Doors would sire six hundred winners thirty six stakes winners and a dozen group were graded winners even also become a great one. Broodmare sire all told he would sire the winners of forty million dollars before his death of a heart attack at murmur farm in darlington maryland at the age of twenty four. In february of two thousand. Seventeen on this preakness day. We remember louis tours on the twenty fifth anniversary of his victory in the second jewel of the american triple crown. Please join me again. Next week as i take. Another stroll through racing history presented by lanes end and keeneland for hr in. I'm kurt becker.
Another special night for Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards
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Dome gentlemen there are a million things to love about. John moran if you're a basketball fan but his confidence has to be pretty near the top of the list. Remember back to draft night a couple years ago when it felt like the entire planet was focused on zion williamson labeling him the most intriguing draft pick since lebron james will it was jaw who declared. He thought he could be rookie of the year and then he went out and did it. John is also the guy who in his first season. Trash-talk james harden got into a social media argument with steph curry. Basically the dude has no fear so it was hardly a surprise earlier this week when a t and t broadcasts shaquille o'neal ass jaw where he would rank himself among the league's point guards. You know a category. That includes steph dame lillard. Luka doncic chris paul james harden among others and john answered quote top five for shore. And by the way it's one thing for him to say that at all in just a second year in the league. It's another when you consider. He said it coming off. The grizzlies lost to the knicks. A game which joss scored a grand total of eight points onto for fourteen shooting. Honestly if it was any other player. I think those comments would have drawn a full-scale internet roasting but with job. All anyone wanted to do was see him. Go back his words up and boy did. He stake his claim at that last night in a game against minnesota that was so fun. No one have complained. Admitted gone five quarters. Murrah moran and rookie edwards went back and forth. They went back. Oh yeah and for us and back again. Yeah just get that in their edwards would end up with a career time. Forty two points in this game but even more impressive was how he scored just ridiculous efficiency. Going seventeen twenty two from the floor. Eight of nine from three. He also added seven assists. Six rebounds was put him on a list with katie and lebron as the only teenagers to ever not at least forty five and five in an nba game. You know. it's been so fun watching edwards since the all-star break even his injuries and some internal turmoil have cracked. This wolf season edwards has shown a tremendous learning curve toughness. You just can't teach. He leads all rookies in scoring and with each passing game has shown more and more confidence last night after the wolves fell into a thirteen point hole. It was edward them in the third quarter. It was extremely impressive. Although guests who was also planning confident on the other side yeah again job rat who last night just kept going to step back in the final three minutes. He then assisted on desma baynes dagger. The memphis win move the grizzlies up to eighth in the west spot that if it sticks would give them advantageous positioning. The plan tournament and john himself had thirty seven points. Tennessee's an answer to anyone who had mocked his bravado in that interview with shack. So is john moran a top five point guard in the nba. Not by most people's measure but it's hard not to love that he thinks he is. I do wonder switchgears guys back to anthony edwards who has been as i mentioned just an absolute hair since the break now lamelo ball has appeared to be in the pole position for the rookie of the year award. Even though he missed a chunk time this season. But i gotta ask the nineteen ninety eight nine thousand nine hundred nine pm year since the gap here. He absolutely is closing the gap Right now he's playing basketball and i said Some months ago. I said yes. Lamelo ball at that time was rookie of the year Leading in the rookie of the year Voting but if excuse me edwards continued to play the best of all the. He's playing he's gonna make people think a little harder about that award and he's playing great and like you said he extremely confident. He knows what he wants to do. And he knows what he can do on the floor and it's not just talking the ball anymore. Eight from nine from three. Yeah he's conflict. So i would go so far as to say that. That was one of the greatest shooting. Performances i have ever seen last night. He scored forty two points without making a free throw. That is just an unheard of number. Even for a veteran much less a rookie. Who times this year has struggled shooting the ball so he's been extraordinarily impressive. Now the big thing in lamelo side on this and probably why. I'm going to vote for the year is that he impacted winning from day. One one of the rarest things rookie can do is impact winning. And that's why lamelo is probably getting this and if you look at the lines in the sportsbooks it's like minus seven or eight hundred for lamelo now even after this game last night and and that's because it's going to be this way but his second half forget about the award his second half is really getting the wolves fans excited and they have elected to keep playing and i commend them in a way. Although i have to say it's fascinating what's happened here. They've won six of their last ten games part of it's because they're healthy part of it's because he's playing so well part of it's because their new coach chris. Finch has made some moves. They've really got them going but they went from being sort of comfortable in the top three to now the only game out of sixth overall now you may say well what does that really matter ultimately well for them if they end up with a top three thick they keep their pets. Were given away six overall. You're talking about the draft lottery. You're not talking about the naturally ratio. But thank you for clarifying so as we sit here as we sit here right now they have eight forty two percent chance of keeping their pick but as you saw tight those worth they win even two more games all the way down to thirty percent and again that's forty two percent get a top three pick in this draft. This loaded at another piece to this team and potentially hit the ground running next year. Or don't get your pick at all so this has been great. But it's not really fascinating. And those standings now yeah and look at pick would convey to golden state if it does convey and that is part of the dangelo Sorry the wiggins and de ngelo. russell deal vince. What do you think if you're on this team and you see this kid developing the way. He is against dick and his nose in their possibly for rookie of the year and just getting his confidence really becoming the kind of player. They want him to be do you as an organization. Try to kind of slow that roll a little bit so you can keep your draft pick or you say man go you know being a better in a player in the locker room. You know when you have a lot of young guys coming in. I get concerned when you do that. Because you see where edwards is twin. The trending right now and that's upwards playing great basketball. You don't want to scale him back. You want him to continue to continue to gain his confidence so next year he hits the ground running. Yes i know you want that spot but let's say you for some reason scale him back in things that mark next year. You want this team this team to come and play great basketball immediately next year and they can do that by continuing to play in their mind. They might make the playoffs but why not set. Goals like hey. Let's get to this point. Let's play this alabama. This is how we wanna play less next year. Let's give them a sample size of who we can be next year from the beginning. So it's a slippery slope. And i understand the organization side but i just feel like you have to be careful when you have so many young guys on your roster and you're trying to five or let's say trying to find a free agent that you need yeah absolutely and look burden hand right. I mean this is a prospect. You know you have you know. This is a great elite talent that you have. Let's work on developing hit him. I host the draft lottery every year. I can tell you since. They changed and flatten the lottery out. There is a surprise all the time every single year. So you can't just guarantee if we finish here we're gonna get this pick. It doesn't work that way anymore. So yes brian. Of course organization and teams are still trying to play the odds. It's not like they're not but those odds have shifted. And and i just think it's more valuable to develop the guy you have. He's so much fun and brian. I'm glad you mentioned chris bench to. Here's a guy who got his job in a way that upset a lot of people around the league and i think probably the timber wolves would do things differently if they could do them over. That doesn't mean he's not a good coach and he has been able to show with this team. He is a good coach. Weixin rosas wanted him and what he can do if given full season. I'm looking forward to seeing it next year. All right. let's move over to the nets because james harden spoke to the media today. This is the first time. He's talked publicly since his hamstring setback. He said he is quote very confident. He will return before the end of the regular season. Here's more from james for me at this point in my career i think going into postseasons. Basically these been houston and we're not play heavy minutes heavy minutes. You know whatever just carrying vote hearing low and this is an opportunity to give my body right on to the postseason Clear mind clear. Body of our got games went And nestle to me go as you know the reason why you know came to brooklyn fran harden also said. They don't have to worry about the skill part the equation. You heard that at the top of the show. So do you think do you agree. Health is the only thing that can keep the wet nets from winning a title this season while it's really important. Obviously because it's been they haven't been able to achieve almost all season but to me it's still gonna come down to if they can put some defense together because this is just an absolutely vicious offensive team. I've never seen a team like this offensively. But i think we just saw in their last two games against the bucks which right now looks like it could be a second round opponent you know. They were not able to slow jaanus at all and also Chris middleton and drew holiday gave them problems. And so you know. I i know that in the regular season this year in the nba specially. It's just been. I am good outscore you but historically the playoffs you have to play some level of defense and the nets are better on defense. That'll have people including me. Thought they would be when they put this team together. But the cohesion that they've lacked in in In playing getting reps together to get some defensive chemistry. I think is going to come right down to it along with help because at some point i promise you. They're going to have to get a few stops to win a big playoff game. Absolutely health is number one to me. I think if you're healthy then you could fix those things. I mean you have better. It's not like you're waiting for a bunch of young young guys with inexperience in the playoffs to teach them defense. Yes you want them to play team defense. Maybe not individual defense will come about what team defense. But if you're guys aren't healthy you might not get that maximum effort on the defense event because we know offensively you always going to give maximum. That's just the way it works but defensively is what you want. So if these guys are healthy you can kind of go to these veterans. Hey you want to sixteen games that you just said it only takes sixteen like you said bribe. You're going to have to get a stop and let we looked over six months. That's our sample so far with this team. I guess a little bit less. Since james wasn't there right at the beginning of the season they've only had six and a half games where players have all been out on the court together now for the two and a half months of the playoffs is going to change. Are we going to get all three for a consistent period of time that to me is the only question and whether it falls this way or that way on whether their guys are healthy would make a huge difference in what i would predict for them going forward but we'll just have to see that is in a lot of cases luck all right coming up guys we're going to discuss the fallout from an altercation. Last night between a pacers assistant coach and one of his players got ugly. Hey there i'm julie foudy from the podcast. Laughter permitted in. We've teamed up with ally from day one of our podcast. My co host lintels hourly and i are loyal ally customers and the reason is simple. Ally wants to help you save your money. Well so you can grow it well and spend it well on whatever matters to you. Most joel's i value the peace of mind. I get by saving for the future or perhaps saving up for a trip. Somewhere anywhere please. Yeah that sounds good to if it matters to you it matters to ally and that's why they are committed to helping you do right by your money to get started visit ally dot com to learn more. Let's get to the ongoing drama with the indiana pacers and they're coaching staff. I won't report that head coach. Nate bjorn's future with the franchise very uncertain now says the pacers are suspending assistant. Coach greg foster for one game finding gogo bit say for their heated exchange on the court foster was upset with the way had not defended in the lane say they went down on the other side of the court yelled an expletive at the bench. After he hit a three vince. You know greg foster. What is your to the wrong guy to the to. But i in his defense. Every cleared needs a guy like greg foster. He is passionate about the game of basketball. He is old school basketball. And he's all about respect. He will respect you. And and you know with everything going on in indiana right now. They're looking for energy. He wants guys to play the right weight. And that's what he's all about playing right way and just respect the game give it are you. Have you know. Sometimes greg foster is gonna have greg foster moment. He was once teammate. And i'll tell you what he will get in your face and he will let you down. That's also school basketball. But he was one of the guys you relied on laid now. He was no. He's no nonsense. Young guys can't handle that sometime but actually like every team needs to greg foster on the team. Well greg is one of the pacers. Big men coaches and that means he works with all the time and i'm sure they have a lot of relationships and they've had wonderful times and they've gone at each other and what goget did is not appropriate to say to coach. But as a coach you could not lose your cool like this in a game especially as an assistant he may say something you may say something in a huddle but you save this for the locker room. Which is why the pacers had to discipline me also disciplined go with a fine but if you look at the players reacting to the players didn't react to it well not only go go. Players didn't like it. And so i respect within said about wanting to fire guys up. I don't think that this is the way to go about it. I think at the end of the day. I don't know greg like you do vince. But my guess is he would agree with you. And no one hundred percents. I'm sorry to cut you off. I agree with you with that. And that's that's greg greg. And he'll he'll be the first admit sometimes he'll go about it the wrong way but as far as internally in the locker room that's what he does he's he was coaching the atlanta and we had a situation similar to this where he saved it for the locker room and he got fired up in the locker room i agree with you is not doing it on the court and i'm sure he will admit that part but i still like with guys now in how they are like they come in. They deserve the world from day. One you need a guy like that to kind of bring it back sometimes. It is more complicated though because we keep hearing. Nate york grin is in trouble because of his relationships with players. I'm not sure how much this help. That might be like a time and place issue like you guys are both saying. Get the recommends for today because this is so much fun. I got to join the podcast with my friends. 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I do think when you are a minority in the space whether it's race or gender or whatever it is you feel like you have to be perfect rain and there's that pressure on you to be perfect 'cause you representing everyone do you own or rent your home share you do and i bet it can be hard work you know. It's easy bundling policies with geico. Geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to geico dot com quote and see how much you could save. Its gyco easy visit. Geico dot com today. That's geiko dot com. Welcome back to the jump on. Rachel nichols i've got vince. Carter i'm hanging out with brian windhorst. It's a good day. Let's talk about the power of damian lillard people because it is absolute in the state of oregon on tuesday dame tweeted in response to portland not being allowed by local authorities to have any fans in the stands so far this season he said quote. So we're going to be the only damn team and the whole league with no fans which jared dudley replied definitely not right when we played utah. They had like eight nine thousand and the arena. I bet they get twelve. Fourteen k for the play offs can have that wide range i know. Nba hands are tied. But there's definitely a competitive advantage especially since portland has no fans. Well guess what. According to the oregonian the blazers will reportedly be now allowed to host ten percent of crowd capacity. Starting on friday dame was asked about it last night here is what he said. Just wanted to get your thoughts on having fans back in the arena for friday's game juries. Have you felt like your tweet. Had anything to do with it. I'm i'm super excited. I think our record is is much better on a roll for reason. You know we come in these other buildings that fan energy you know that real energy and building it feels like a competitive nba game when the crowds in is fun. You know it feels. It feels normal. You know is how the game was supposed to be played and then we come home and is just an empty building. You are is noticeable differences. You get filling in these gain that we played at home and i think You can also see so. I'm excited to have our fans back especially brian. you heard dame referred to it. They are twenty one and thirteen on the road but only five hundred at home and look a lot of. This is jared dudley referred to with state regulations. The nba doesn't decide how many people are in every building. But what was your reaction to dame's poll there. One tweet what happened. What if w happy that. They're starting at against his lakers. You should have asked but You know one of the reasons that the blazers aren't so good at home with because they're not a great defensive team. However i respect at the guys want energy regardless about about whether there's two thousand fans are four thousand fans in the building and how it compares in the sound or whatever it's going to uplift the players and that energy for the players what they're looking for and look portland. There's always one the toughest places to play. They've had a winning record at home year after year after year even when they haven't had good teams so the fact that they have struggled at home. Obviously there's something there and so dame is probably onto something. And i would watch out lakers on friday. I was one of the guys that said from the bubble in the beginning of the season. This is an opportunity for players to lock in to their craft in what they need to do and don't have to worry about the outside interference. Then you think about it a little more after calling a game not playing calling the game in the empty building. I'm like you have to find your own energy and like you said it's this dead in there and it's nothing like having fans and it's nothing like playing in your home building when you're on a run against a very good team. It's nothing like being on the road. And they're talking about it and you're going to shoot the three gopher forty two. It's nothing like you. And he said it's dead and we should have it and it's a disadvantage force. And now they get that opportunity especially hosting a laker team. That's coming into building. There really isn't a great solution here. Right state governments are gonna do what they think is best for the health of their citizens. There's different covert every state. There's different vaccination rates in every state. I will tell fans of team that the states that we have seen follow allowing greater fans in the building are often states that have high vaccination rates so i think that as teams encourage their fans to get vaccinated. That could be something that could then circle back and have a positive effect on the team as well all right guys. Let's take a look at today's magic moment. Brought to you by walt disney world resort. The atlanta hawks. The thirty eight to fifteen in the fourth quarter. Run away with that win last night. They've now picked up consecutive wins over the blazers. Anson's they trail. The knicks practiced a half a game in the fourth spot in the east vince. You did in fact call that game last night. How dangerous are you're all hawks. Tell you what man. It's a proud moment for me coming into two years ago that we were just trying to build and we're going to make the playoffs would just have to build for it. Into now. see everything comes to fruition. Seeing these guys develop seeing trae young. Turn into a unbelievable point guard. We knew he could score. We knew it can pass. But it's just understanding how the play the position now with that being said the bitch hats off to the organization of going to get some scoring some shooting and has opened the floor up and made the game easier for the starters. It was a point where the score was four to sixteen or two sixteen. Your starters trae young and twenty six minutes only and the bitch went crazy. Seventy four points. Two sons thirty six that says it all and they play like this having confidence going into the playoffs. Look out because some might not wanna play the letter. Hawks this is a hell of a roster. They've got talent up and down when they bring in their second unit at the end of the first quarter. They're bringing like big time. Dudes off the bench. It's hard to face that kind of onslaught and then you got tray. He's one of the most electric players in the league and they're still missing deondraye hunter in the process of having a breakout. Second year We'll see if he's able to give back but this is a team that is going to be a tough out in the playoffs. And i'm just anxious to see trae young because i don't know how he's such a wizard at drawing these fouls. I don't know how the officials are going to let him play in the postseason but this is a guy who can score forty five. The drop of a hat and he could be electrifying and so i. I can't wait to see the hawks in the postseason but wendy. The beautiful thing about it. I think if he does struggle in the playoffs. It's far as not getting those called the beautiful thing about it is having all the shooting. Have five guys. If i'm not mistaken. That has playoff experience but having all of that shooting if he can get the ball when he's struggling or gets double team and those guys start to shoot the ball like they did last night. Things will progress for trade. And you'll see a breakout playoff experience for him instead of a rough when like it's possible if he doesn't get those calls while we cling cappella on the show yesterday he's leading the league in rebounds. It just feels like things are finally clicking at the right time for that team vince. I'm going to credit it all to you. I'm just going to say your leadership in the locker room. He advice you gave those growing young minds when you were there. I think you're responsible and we'll just see how that goes and takes time for it to all sink in. Its thinking in absolutely all right coming up. I'm so excited about this rex. Chapman is going to join us. Along with richard jefferson. Rex is gonna show As a little bit about his new podcast he's gonna talk about overcoming his addiction and play a little game of. What were you thinking. The former player turned twitter. Sensation joins us next on. The jumps are keeping walked. Hey there i'm julie foudy from the podcast. Laughter permitted in. We've been teamed up with ally from day one of our podcast in fact i'm a customer and that's because ally wants to help you save your money well so you can grow it well and spend it well on whatever makes your little soul sing. And that's why they're committed to helping you do right by your money so get started. Visit ally dot com to learn more. We now welcome in twelve year. Mba vet out of the u. of kentucky. But you probably know him. Now is the man who cleanses your twitter timeline. Every day one of the most popular folks in social media rex chapman. Welcome to the jump. It's so nice to see you rachel. Rj two of my favorite people Man i it's hard to. I can't leave your finished plane. Rj i remember you from moon valley high school back in the day. Both playing. yeah. I remember that shot over the top and the postseason little pass passover. That still probably one of the biggest shot that i ever saw like in my childhood. We'll get there. I asked podcast though. Because recently launched the rex chapman. Show podcast on basketball news. Dot com with longtime. Hollywood actor. Josh hopkins so i wanted to ask why you decided to cross over into the podcast based with a good friend of yours. Just something to do. Really i mean it's gotta have something to do. The last year has been miserable. You know we thought hey you know. It gives us a chance if we can't be together in a room we can do this. We've had on great people. Josh options for its hits. The rex chapman show with josh. He's my best and we go back forever. He's from kentucky huge basketball fan. But he's an actor. Cougar town Quantico perfect storm. You would know josh after the nba as you guys know. Well i had painkiller problem. I lived on josh's couch for a couple years in la and we develop such a strong friendship that we thought. Hey i know in sports you know knows people in entertainment you know. Let's let's get together and do this. It's interesting wrecks too. I love how open you are talking about that period in your life. Because i think it's something. We don't talk about enough with athlete. You guys were handed these painkillers when you get injuries especially later in your career and it leads in your case to opioid addiction. But you are far from the only one. I know you've talked about it before. How did that sort of process for you hitting rock bottom the way you did. How did that change your perspective on life. Because i think that new perspective is what has appealed to so many on social media now. Well yeah. it's always. It's always kind of terrible to talk about but it's necessary. I mean you can neither talk about it or not. And i feel like you know that i've i know when i was searching in really struggling. I was looking for any kind of source of inspiration. And i heard it a couple of my friends. A couple of coaches that. I had over the years said things that stayed with me to like help. Keep me going through detox and rehab and all that stuff. And i thought you know leno it would be kinda of selfish of me to not share the story if i can and try to de stigmatize the whole addiction thing a little bit the inspiration that you came out of that whole experience with and how inspirational you've been to others. I think it's so so impressive and turning something that was i'm sure one of the hardest moments of your life into something that is helping so many people now again. We don't talk about this stuff enough. And i really applaud you so that was a very serious important now. Richard haass what i do. But alternate does but wrecks real. Talk the reason why it was so important for you is because i know we were talking off camera about man. I can't believe richer you're retired now because you remember watching me play in high school in the phoenix area. When you guys were at your p. But there's so many guys that i'm forty that are just now starting to retire. That are just now starting to retire are about to retire so for you to share your story and say hey guys look when you retire even if you play ten twelve you got money you got this. You're gonna go through some things even if you have all the money even if you're bro you're gonna go through some things so just letting people know it's okay to talk about it if you develop an issue if something happened it's okay and so your your message in. I know you said it's tough. It's tough to talk about. It is needed more than ever because with all the social media player sometimes a high and i want to talk about your social media. How did it get to this spot. Because it's so funny when i'm in like six different techs chains with different teammates. Different friends your your your tweets and and it's like you're so on point you're so critical and it's not just funny. It's it's political. it's this it's that it just has a wide range in which i think you are as a person. How did you get into that. And kind of know that you you had like a i would say gift and social media is a one very sweet a guys but a complete accident and all of the videos. I've got a little circle of friends that kind of shoot me video. So it's pretty easy at this point i just kind of caption them. Pick and choose. But a few years ago i really just wanted off. Social media. just at the political landscape was toxic as so much hatred feud but to do this kind of what we do need a little bit of social media presence they say and just one day. I came across a stupid video. School of dolphins swimming to shore guide paddleboarding out. The dolphin jumped up. Hit the chest. And i said to myself out loud. You know. that's a charge. And i tweeted it out. People thought it was kind of funny You know you're only thinking basketball. People are going to even know what you're talking about there but it kind of took some legs and from there. I started posting silly blocker charge and then over time you can only beat people over the head with that stuff so much mixed in some dog videos feel videos of just try to keep it light and then pick your spots to speak out on some things that you're passionate about rex. Favorite storyline this season. Oh man yeah i do. Go all the phoenix Local regard as i lay you know. Hey chris paul what can you say about him. What james jones is done you know. Roberson are spinning wanting to bring chris in deondraye. Eight growth monty williams. What he's done with that team ridges. I'm all about the sun standing net. So i got kind of room for stevie in them up there as well tradition here for special guests to play a few rounds of our game called. What were you thinking. We dive deep in the archives. Your old highlights here and we want to know what was going through your mind i up. What were you thinking. Rex chapman when you went behind the back. Nineteen ninety done contest and that was some good hair by the way. Oh in the background. What were you thinking. Rex chapman when you hit the shot to send the sonic sons that playoff game and ninety seven into overtime because that shot. Ooh goodness no. Let's go what. What a pass. Jason kidd dropped out of the heavens right into my hand right in rhythm and honest leave. We were down three. And i thought for real i thought george and percy gary payton. They were going file. I thought the ball was going out of balance for a second and we'd better get a shot up then. I thought her she's gonna file me. Let me get it up. And he kind of nudged me a little bit man. That would have been amazing if they call it foul. It was pretty good as it was. And what were you thinking when shack blocked shots so hard the tv cameras right out my goodness check this out. Jr went out not the whole thing out. He just beat it up. Check came on the podcast last week. It was talking about it. They said normally. I let you go with that. You were looking so pretty in. There was a preseason game too. I love the cameras going out. I love that you've got guests like shaquille o'neal on you've had steph curry on only the biggest names coming on this podcast erects. Thank you so much for joining us. Everyone out there check out the rex. Chapman show podcast. I'm basketball news. Dot com coming up. Julius randle has big money decision to make this offseason. what should he do. We'll discuss that. Next is playing. Tom and tom to lock in the final playoff spots. Gives teams something to play for. Defend your position. Riester steve cohen haymakers sharon. Enough set the order. Anything can happen in a given. You begin your run. Only the strong survive make his performance. It's not done yet. Wind to get in town it's nba on espn town. State farm play intern may eighteen th through the twenty first on. Espn it's croissant. Here on the job has been fined. Thirty five thousand dollars for quote repeated requests to participate in post game media availability. This is not the first time this season kyrie speak to the media. Vince era former player. You had to deal with media obligations you are now a media member. What is your reaction to this. Fine knowing but it's a balanced right is and i wanna talk about strictly the basketball side of the other side. Whatever but you know as a superstar player when you win you wanna talk to the media willing to talk to the media when you lose media wants to hear okay. We want to hear from the superstar player so outside of that. That's our obligation. We're asked to do that other than that. You know you know and then you hear me out sometimes you you have a bad game you tough situation you. Don't you might not want to talk to the media. But most most importantly they want to hear from the star players kyrie irving has been fined over nine hundred thousand dollars this year for breaking rules of various forms. He continues to want to do it his own thing. It's gonna continue to cost them. Everybody understands that. That's the end of the story. I agree all right for the second time today. Here's what the jump recommends. we're having a lot of things. You guys brian windhorst. We know who he is. He wrote a piece on. Julius randle and the knicks offseason decisions. Brian can we have some spoken word. Poetry from you as well you're pieces available on. Espn plus but what can you share for us if you can believe that. Julius randle contract for next season with the knicks isn't even guaranteed because when they signed and even though they're paying them twenty million a year they weren't even sure they wanted to keep them for three years but he's been so amazing this year all the all star and a good chance of getting all nba and he is actually eligible for contract extension this summer so that the knicks are picking up that option for next year. I'll tell you that right now right but the but the issue is guys if he's if he just looks to extend his contract this summer he's limited in the race. He can get for reasons. I'm not going to go into right now. If he were to gamble on himself and wait and enter free agency after another good year. Twenty twenty two. He could make seventy five million plus more and guaranteed dollars but obviously the knicks. Want to lock him in played. Tom typical. I don't know how much you want to risk it. These are good problems to have. But it's a big decision for him. The knicks are definitely going. Make them an offer is definitely a great problem to have. He's been playing basketball. Great basketball right now. I think he's definitely the most improved player. I'm pretty sure he's going to bet on himself. But what you said it's upwards of seventy five million. What do you do this. It's tough decision But i think he's gonna make the right. That's hard man. It's hard for a guy who is experiencing a different kind of season that he's had in his career earlier so yes he has known he can turn into this player. But there's no guarantee about what's going to happen going forward brian. Can you repeat how much if he does take the extension. How much money are we talking. So if he takes the extension he can add one hundred and six million dollars in guaranteed contract over four years. If he says. I'm going to bet on myself. And i'm going to go into unrestricted free agency in two thousand twenty two. He could sign a contract for the macs with the knicks or somewhere else. That could be worth two hundred million. So you're talking about seventy five to ninety million depending on where it falls. It's a gamble. But he also could sign a shorter contract that could lock him in short term. It's a it's a lot of money for him. At the end of the tater way better myself and i don't do well one hundred something if i bet on myself and do well. I liked that things are different from when you started in the nba. Gotta say that. Here's what i'll say about julius randle. He's earned this decision. Good for him. Thanks to everyone for joining us today. We'll see tomorrow. Do you own or rent your home show you do. Fortunately geico makes it easy to bundle your home and car insurance. It's a good thing too. Because having a home is hard work go to geico dot com. Get a quote and see how much you could save. Geico dot com easy.
Aqib Talib joins Sedano & LZ
"The celebrity hotline is presented by Morongo played safe good times afraid to keep to leave former Ram. Tampa Bay BUC new. England Patriot joins US here fresh off retirement or announcing his retirement a key. Let me ask you this because I saw the story today that you are officially retired. But that Bill Belichick gave you that call and I'm GonNa ask you this question how hard was it for you to turn down Bill Belichick? Man It was. It was. I was disappointed in myself. Man I'm like, how can I say notice it? You know what I'm saying. So I just got so much respect for them. You know what I'm saying. It was hard man it was hard. It was one of the harder decisions to make and it was even harder because it was built in the Patriots. So what was the determining factor? You said you were in filling it what weren't you feeling? and. Just. Want philly myself I wanted to fill in my mental. You know what I'm saying just use the I'm so confident going in every situation any situation? Football or whatever especially football And then this time I don't know I just found myself. You know trying to ten waters looking at the schedule who I'M GONNA be garden always do that but it's always like Oh. Yeah. I play him killing him. I, play him. Oh, Yawkey, lollies do. And this time it was just a little bit different and I'm like Dan can I even am I going to be ready to get in this boxing do this tackling part and I just was you know second guessing myself. So once I got the second guessing myself I say that is that's guy signed me this question mark a name for you. I mean, yeah that's the point. If you have to second guess if you WANNA collide with people or chase people around for a living like you do that stuff hurts after a while you know. Exactly, and then I mean it's other factors that that was involved. You know just no. I'm thirty four years old now move the same way. I I know personally, I'll move saying way. So just knowing that in the back of your mind you my kids, my son is seven he's starting to play tackle football now he's pretty good. So he liked me to be his game. So you know it's it's. It's. It's all kind of stuff that that. Yeah that's the involved in the decision but I think that that lies the last straw was when I started having those little negative negative thoughts about. How my performance would be I think that probably the last straw man I said Hey I'm ready to hang them. Up. I'm ready to do something else man I'm in love with the game I'm never gonNA to lead a game and I WANNA be a part of it being a boost like you said. I want to be in the booth On show I WANNA be around the game I own a gym out here in Dallas. So I'm definitely going you know teach the kids out here in the in the community football I'm going to get them better man doing great at that right now. So I love the game and I'm never leaving the game but I it definitely was my time when you are looking at some of your former teams that you've had a chance to play for and win a lot of games with. Um wish experience was your favorite in which were on the less aside, and you'd have to worry about hurting our feelings out here. We're tough. No. They like here they like kids are most man every team like you can't really have a favorite. It was some unique. It was something special about about every team. So not bucks is that was my first time was being in the NFL. And and getting the real experience, and then the wing that was my first time really being on the stage stage in and getting the real NFL failing and Denver I. Probably had the best team best team as we had the most fun and we won the Super Bowl together. The La man that was just a crazy experiencing and all just playing football in La and at the same time, we was pretty good. We went to the Super Bowl. So man, there was another unique team a a completely different differently ran team by young head coach mess so I say all my experiences with second to man. It's like it's like kids you almost you can't really pick a favorite. Keep to leave joining us year future hall of Famer Yeah. I'm saying Future Hall of Famer Bakeries. Call. Yeah makes you check out coal to the booth with a key to leave and Harrison, Sanford on spotify and Youtube. Jared Goff is the interview in their first episode. So makes you check that out rams fans you mentioned the coach Sean mcvay I know that you liked playing for him I. Remember you actually made the case in one of your first interviews with the team after being around him for a bit that he kind of reminded you Bella check a little bit like how would you compare? Sean to some of the guys you played specifically to build. I, mean. Leadership Man I really want compare them as like people they got different personalities they both went on offense defense. But I say leadership man a how they take hold of that building and how they get in front of that that group is in God's is locked in nobody's techs. Nobody's doodling on a pad everybody's locked in and they believe in what this guy's saying though I say they super similar in that in that sense they they great great leaders man to a better leader than NFL in my. Obviously you had an opportunity to be around a lot of great quarterbacks, the rams this season really hoping for a really strong breakout year from Jared Goff can you talk a little bit about what you've what you've witnessed from him as a player particularly edgy compared to some the grace that you played with? Man I think jared is. In a great. Man. because you know the quarterback. Being in the League twelve years playing twelve seasons the quarterback who are successful are the ones who almost married today offense coordinator the guys who really get dive into that playbook and learn the INS and outs to it, and I'm saying the guys who struggle at the guy to switch quarter swift coordinators every year. So so JJ is lucky enough to have the same coordinator man for what the four fifth year or whatever it is. Fourth or fifth year and I. think that that weight man that experience is definitely going to help them out I don't think he played bad yet I mean he has some amazing season's already but I think with this Kobe man, it's short season off-season. It'd be about teams who can really just hoppy and not playbook left right and they can really get in and get rolling I think the rams will be able to do that. Keep to leave with us here future hall of Famer. Checkout. Call to the booth with a keep to leave and Harrison Sanford on spotify and Youtube again jared Goff is their first. Interview in their first episode. So let me ask you this Jalen Ramsey just signed a new deal five years one, hundred and five million the largest deal for a cornerback that's gotta make you smile a little bit. What what makes Jalen different than some of the other guys playing right now? I think it's a combination that his side. Is Speed And that confidence man that mental mental is this. So important especially playing DB man, you go to the line thinking. Might not be able to. Garden. Guy. Nine. Times out of ten you probably not going to garden. So. His confidence man that mental exactly. Where you want to be. A football player and I can give them somebody's confidence and somebody's mental I give them. Data Randy. You know what I'm saying. So I think that's the strongest part of his game on top of that. Guy made the guy six, six one and a half six to. Two hundred ten to whatever I'm saying made him a free specimen. So this is man and that mental man it's it reminds me of myself. We're GONNA have some fun right here and I don't want you to get yourself in trouble and more important to get us in trouble. We all know about the Audio Beckham junior rumors. I don't want you to speak on that. But what I would love to hear is what is the craziest story you've ever heard about an NFL player? Who that might be right there. I know I, don't know man. You're all kinds of stuff man you hear. kind of rumors, all kinds of stuff I at this point I don't believe let the on social media like that man. I really just I take everything with a grain of salt. So I, heard some crazy stuff I've seen some crazy stuff. My own is Lee man with, but like you said we. We can't get anybody in trouble. We don't WANNA put no names and stuff like that. So. I did leave it alone. You know. Oh Ain't do la New Orleans as my dog, he ain't on all. The key to lean on all that man keep to leave with us here a key. As you, we've talked about you know I called you a future hall of Famer. Corners I've ever seen play the game. But I would imagine there are some guys. That you faced as wide receivers that you were like man. This dude is a little tougher for me to handle than some other dudes and it might not be one of the elite guys. There was there a guy that just like matched up well against you I can't believe this dude matches up. So well against me may you know who? Who? Who I thought they had awkward like awkward awkward s foul, play. May was a bigger receive. I don't usually struggle at bigger receivers, but but I'll shine jeffries man I felt like he always had me like off balance and stuff. So. I don't really know how it was. It was it was slow. But he had a quick burst, the tainted direction I can't really explain it. It was a a weird type of movement and saying I know corner guarded them they probably they probably know what I'm talking about. I'd say outside gentleman he. He always had and the balance and he had a he had a a different style of play in my opinion and it worked against. And we're going to dub that. On the flip side on the flip side and. Maybe. The answer is somebody we already know because you had some incidents with one particular guy. Who was a guy that lined up against you that? When you saw him, you saw on his is all I own this man soul. Man. That was a couple. I think everybody everybody out there really ready to compete man a lot of guys. They all look you back in your eyes, and then that's when I that's when I kinda knew like. All right I'm on I'm on right now they don't even want to look at. So the couple of guys a young guys. I don't know like I. I it the Game Fast I. don't even really remember I can't even remember in things like that. So it's it's you know. Owned a few guys out damage. Keep come on, come on and keep. So they. Don't listen listen I. I'm guessing one of crabtree player. One of crabtree though. I mean, yeah, it was given what. I was really walking around game I'm all I'm all his but right now I'm only right now and I it was games that you know he had me off balance. A. Mario. Game I'm doing real good against you right now and it was where he had me off balance. So You know it goes back and forth man football momentum game man so you can never get too high you can never get too low. You just gotTa play technique in the game so I'd be so locked in the game and I barely look at guys is I'm looking at straight bill. I'm looking right at the hip you know what I'm saying I'm trying to keep a high right there all day so I mean y'all know I. got it. A lot of guys man shutdown a Lotta guys. So you know. I I got that feeling from from garden a lot of gap. Yeah. It won't be it won't be writing his name one of them. We're name before he wants me. Let you go. What would you have done? You didn't get a chance to play against him because he was tired by the time you got in the League but where would you have done with one? Joseph Keyshawn Johnson. King John. Already tell you said his name are high and stuff who out now kisha yeah. I never I never drug against the slower receivers man. So I have been. All right. You know I would let him go inside undercut on route not have been just fine. Okay. There we go. We'll. That's all. That's a boy. We like to have some fun with him. So. I know I know. Bed Nabi tweet in and and killing me out tomorrow on. Passed yet. Man We'd never know what happened. So you know yeah. Well, you know he's got to now he's got a radio show and a TV show NFL lives. So he's got a lot of outlets now and we've already. Them. To leave hanging out with us here, man check out what he's up to. It's called call to the booth with keep to leave and Harrison Sanford. It's on spotify on Youtube and jared. Goff is the interview in the first episode. He's got the announcement to his retirement there as well. A key men, congratulations on an amazing career future hall of Famer for sure. Thank you so much joining us and hopefully we'll do it again. Students stay safe and stay healthy. Thanks guys I. Have Me All man I'm looking forward to your server. There is a keep to leave with us there I. Love Him.
Joey Votto, In the Reds Radio Booth, Top 6
"Reds now trail the cubs. it's one nothing at wrigley field in a solo home. Run by david. Bodey gets the cubs on the board. First reds will come to bad here in the sixth inning. And it'll be tucker barnhart to lead things off followed by kyle farmer and max sch rock a cool and very windy day at wrigley field at chris. Vladimir gutierrez has has really impressed. I think both of us so far in this blog. I'm sure he's impressed. The reds staff as well as derek johnson. and everybody. who's watching today. I mean he's very cool The way he approaches this game he has thrown a lot of strikes. I mean it looks like he's been here for ten years way he's pitched tucker barnhart swings the first pitch fouls it away reds. Gotta get them some offense though. They've not been without opportunities in this game. They just haven't been able to get the big hit. Barnhart doubled in the third. He popped too short in the first. Here's the one pitch and barnhart fouls away. Nothing to account check out this year star wars theme ticket package featuring an exclusive c. Three po bobblehead presented by skyline chili for his lowest twenty. Five dollars. you get a ticket to the reds mets game. On tuesday july twentieth and this exclusive bobblehead purchase today at reds dot com slash themes hurry limited quantities available. Down in a way one and two on barnhart tucker hit about the hardest ball hit by the reds one of anyway right down the right field line would have been an easy home run on windless day. Wax it out of the left side. This time. That might have been a hard fastball. We've seen from allies so far in this game. Ninety six miles an hour and the outside corner barnhart swats it away foul. I didn't know he had that in them. There's the wind and the one to pitch breaking ball way outside and that evens the count. So let's two balls two strikes. Chris understand we are about to have a very special guest on with us. I'll look very much forward to that. Joey votto we told you earlier. On the joey was down the field taking batting practice. Taking some ground balls running the bases all the way by barnhart and that was going to complete that trip to the ballpark with a trip to the radio booth. I mean it's not a really a completed trip the ballpark unless you swing by the radio booth. So you're invite everybody everybody opening night to me to everybody. That's here today at perfect you me. In the rain jamie ramsey two balls two strikes the count barnhart up there battling against ally. Here's the to pitch and again barnhart. Lax it foul left side still two balls and two strikes battle here continues. They were expecting to get some rain in chicago a little bit later on and a little bit later on from first pitch was about right now so hopefully the weather will hold off the to strike three call. That fastball started in came back. And got the inside corner to lockup barnhart. Six of them now for al's ally and he struck out at least one in every inning right except except the four except the fourth. That was a nasty bitch. Too good fastball. Tied up barnhart fastball. That front door fastball with a lot of action on it has become a very popular pitcher. Right handed pitchers kyle farmer takes a first pitch strike zone. One it's not every day you get to be grace by the presence of a future hall of famer but today swinging to chop foul left side. We are pleased to be joined by reds first baseman. Joey fato and soon as we get a mike applegate unless he gets she gets here. Nice things you're talking about right to the count here on farmer introduce missing. Here's the pitch and introduced me. Future hall of famer. He's also lazy. Triennial member reds injured. First baseman karen. Yeah joey votto fighting for his life. Each and every day last future hoffer fighting for his baseball performance every time on the field. Hey i tell you what does he's still battling and Still extremely fun to watch this foul away but talk about this this rehab process as you work your way back from the fractured thumb. I it's it's an. It's an odd experience. Because i'm able to move really well run. I'm able to. I can even swing the bat Pretty close to a hundred percent. But i play i. I have to catch the ball. And this is on my catching hand. And i feel like i'm making progress but it's i did not know it would take this long and i was hoping to be back sooner but Yeah no it's It's it's it's interesting spending time away from from not only the game. But also my. I miss miss playing. Of course. But i miss being in the clubhouse. I missed the banter. i miss jokes. I miss cheering on my team. I miss watching guys do well. So and then collectively winning. So yeah. there's there's there's not many parts of me that doesn't want to be back on that field. Feel wearing the uniform competing against would be the cubs today. And they're up one. nothing. I wish i was. I wish i was stepping up to the plate right. this second. So far reaches out pokes one softly to the shortstop and throws him out at first to god and mac. Schroeck is the battery revisiting with joey. Votto big questions is and there are a lot of them. But are i guess importantly. Are you pretty much pain. Free when you swing the bat in catch right now when you catch throws. Is there still some pain. There in the thumb. Yeah yeah yeah. I'd be playing if there if i was perry. Yeah there's no question about that. I need to remember one radio so we have to. We need the dates. Zip zip let you let you step in and let people know what's going on as work or at home or driving to and from somewhere. Well that is a that is a common first time challenge for a lot of pope folks and it even happened to bronson oil holden and cleveland. He he had to get used to that outside three now on the left hand batting max truck. Nobody onto outs reds. You're trailing the cubs one to nothing. I i guess this is probably much different because folks don't realize that you can't actually be with the team that's why you're here in cincinnati there in chicago after the trip to dc schroeck since high in the air pretty deep centerfield. That's gonna bounce in one hop off the ivy in left center on his way into second base in cruising into second with a stand up two out. double is mack chirac but ordinarily. I feel like you would still be with the team throughout this process and rehabbing with the team even on the road. Is that correct or do i have that all. Yeah it's a little different with some of our covid protocols a limit to how much time we can spend at the yard. I've got reps in. I can't take away jobs from the guys that have to compete that day. So it's best for me to stay back and work with our staff. Here runner base two outs. And here's jonathan india. Joey i you've had a chance to watch this ball club. I don't know if you're watching on tv or listen on the radio or what but from afar. What are your impressions. What are my impressions. I think we're underachieving. I think we're underperforming. And i think that if you were asked everyone they they would agree with me. We've got very high expectations and we haven't met those and it gets late early and we were very fortunate last year to get hot late but we can expect that to happen every year. We need to going now and you saw that urgency in dc. And i think that You can feel that energy on the field today. India takes strike at the knees after the first pitch missed away account is one and one for from an offensive standpoint it. Do you notice a little difference because it feels like the almost the approach was maybe a little bit different. Those first few weeks of the season as opposed to maybe. The last few the pitches up an end to jonathan india now to in one japanese notice that or is there a difference or would you mind asking that again. I'm sorry to in one here. On india runner at second two outs cubs are leading at one to nothing. We saw a lot of base hits a lot of singles guys just beating the shift really Early on i. It seems like maybe almost hitting into some tougher. Luckier recently filed away right side. Is that just kind of ebbs and flows of a season. Yeah sometimes yes and sometimes it's a you have to make things happen. You have to create your luck. You have to take the games. Take your opportunity when it when it comes available in every single days opportunity so Yeah i can only say luck is part of it so much. At some point you have to make things happen to win. Two on india hundred second tool away at truck down at second representing the tying run. Now's ally back to the plate to india with the to pitch in the dirt outside now to full count. So it's been it's been fun to watch winker in custody you know. They've been excellent and steady. And i think that They're going to do this. I think they're going to have a fantastic year. I mean they're they're they're playing like all stars they're playing like amongst the best players in the in the league and We need it and without them. We in very big. But i've been so happy to watch them. Play and india thousand away full-count a joey a winker casinos have done in a year in which the overall hitting in baseball is way down. I mean the average baseball team right now is hitting two thirty seven. I mean this is a tough year to hit. Yeah it is. It is a tough year to hit a lot of things. I think a lot of things are playing against the the hitter but we share some of the responsibility. We're going to need to make adjustments for sure. I also lie right at one. Hundred pitches these three to here to india and india again. Fouls it away. Talk about those adjustments. How do you make those adjustments. In what kind of adjustments need to be made. I mean you talk about sometimes you have to create your own luckett. Did i feel like that's the type of thing that's easier said than done. It's a hard ask chris. Isn't it incredibly challenging. Were the best in the world at this. You know we are the best in the world and and everybody is trying to take someone's job and it's always always always going to be tough. Scott rolling told me that. When i was very young he said it never gets easier. Expected to get harder filed away and it seems like you've been in this game so long that the game has really changed. Pitching has changed a lot in the time that you've been in the game if you really notice that i mean with the increased emphasis and allen spin rates and philosophy is so celebrated these days. Yeah walian i talking about that. When we first came up it was more chess game now. It's a heavyweight boxing match. You know you have to step up and try to knock your opposition out you know. I'm walking up. They're dealing with power. Puncher and i have to tack back. That was the adjustment. I made over the last couple of years. I thought i was playing chess and it turns out it turns out that it's more. It's more of a fight. It's more of a fight where usually get kayode. I mean you see you see many strikeouts there. And that's that's okay. But there's also a lot of home runs and more velocity more power power breaking pitches. It's i enjoy it to be honest with you. I was a year too late. You know. I made some adjustments in sixteen. Seventeen that that worked out for me. I i was late to the party when it came to this power approach and i've adjusted back to it. So yeah it's it's it's it's fun. It's really fun. And i know that some people have have complained about it but I enjoy the game as it is right now it is. It is still a great game. Three to pitch miss for ball boorda. Jonathan india reds have to on with two out david. Ross on his way to the mount he's gonna make a pitching change. We're gonna take a break and be back. With more joey votto and the reds trailing the cubs won two nothing in the sixth inning cincinnati bell reds radio network enter chafing. Who always looks like he's doing his best. Will farrell impression comes into the ballgame to take over for the cubs and it'll since the pitcher spot is coming up into batting order. It'll be a pinch hitter for vladimir putin eras and who else is david bell going to go to except maybe as hottest hitter right now. Are you for us well. He's got his leadoff hitter. Now batting in the nine hole. See how suarez does course coming off that great series against the washington nationals. Couple of home runs now over. His last two ballgames actually over his last three so suarez standing in reds are trailing in one nothing runners at first and second to away shave in the left hander. Ready to go to work now against suarez and time called contrary tells chafing tobacco off the rubber reset with the signs. Swire's it safely in three straight four for twelve over that span and those three games in dc. I mentioned a couple home. Runs were visiting with reds first baseman. Joey votto and joe. You were talking about the chess match. That is baseball. And you are speaking of it metaphorically. Here's the first pitch to suarez. And it's off the plate. The real hard hitting question of all of this is how is your chess game your actual literal game these days. That's what everybody wants to know about. I i've hit a plateau. Where where are you finding your competition. That's what i wanted. There can't be. You are so smart that there can't be enough guys in the clubhouse to challenge you strike at the knees. I play on a few different apps. And please don't call me smartest defense to smart people around the world. We're going to have to get a big hit from suarez. Here as he takes fastball in the middle. Here's the one one and suarez takes right down the middle again one and two. You wanna take a shot at this. Don't you do i kind of do yeah Well how about we give you see. We got the bottom of the geeky. Do couple batters in the bottom of the six from the cubs. Come up yeah. i'd love to. Let's we're going to give you that shot jason's one two and suarez takes breaking ball buried in the dirt. Two balls two strikes. What's wires looking for here to into you've got a chance to drive a guy in you you've been talking about needing to create your luck. This is one of those opportunities where you just need. A basic depends. Sometimes guys are thinking about more than just a it. he's looking for. He's got to put the ball in play here to to pitch and a swinging amiss. Got a fastball. Over the outside corner swings through it and he's down on strikes and the inning is over joey votto trying his hand at some play by play when we come back in the bottom of the sixth cubs lead the reds one to nothing ladimir goudie ariza's day is done after a stellar big-league. Debut will tell you all about the new pitcher when we return on the cincinnati bell reds radio network.
Charlie Olives Speaks, Conor vs. Bisping & Ngannou's "Behind the Scenes" Issues
"What's happening guys happy friday. And thank you for joining another special episode of your welcome coming up on today's show i'll get into the biggest story surrounding some of the ufc's top divisions including some strong words about sugar. Sean george mazda else thoughts on jake paul versus tyron woodley and more. That's later in the show but let's begin here. Remember on wednesday how i told you about a fight that we all wanted to see well. It's here i'm in. Who called this right. Who told you that. Connor get in a fight publicly. I did now. You don't have to put on your colombo rain jacket. I don't necessarily get any credit for doing that. But i did. Call it ahead of time and it has happened. So let's start at the top now. Where do these guys get into back and forth to begin with. I believe it all had to do with the way that this being was talking about qatar being finished. But i get confused because connors mad of bisbee. But he's also been mad at daniel and i could be confused what the genesis of that is either way. Just so you have the backstory okay connor and being used to be cronies of some level. I mean was singing. Connors praises and i believe had met him and got him in with the management company. The cornerstone with audio tar and company where they call dominates. Whatever they're called. I believe the bist being set that up so somewhere over time. Connor started to get more shine than some of the other clients including bist ping was a champion of the world future hall of famer and brought him in the first place and things just got a little bit weird and i can only remember one back and forth going on between these two but bist being done a movie part in triple x. And somewhere connor had said that part was for me. And i was too busy so i passed it to you like it was like it was an insult and was never really denying that he's just going yet but if we're buddies managers and that how it works it comes to one guy he he can't do it handed to another just one of these things and i just barely remember that. How accurate anything that. I just told you what i'm about. I'm at least eighty percent there. But i'll admit that i forgot some because there was never a back and forth and bisbee always been extremely respectful of connor now. Connor hasn't been anything towards pissing but connor is working the stick. He's a lot on the desk at espn or something along these lines where he would have anything to say. Buildings covered conner's fights very respectful. And i've noticed it so somewhere. They get off course and the tweets. Go along these lines conor mcgregor. Not we got a back up here. We got a up. Connor said that he was getting a piece of michael. Bist person that connor himself now owns a piece of the management company that michael introduced him to and therefore got a piece of buildings fight conor tweets out but hey hundred k. fifty k. Right off the top of every time you fight i used to yell oink when it hit the only when it hit the account now yoink is a turn from a cartoon called the simpsons. The writer of the simpsons made an acceptable colloquialism which is what the characters in the simpson and it could be. Any of them could be barred. It could be homework. Could be lisa if they take something they take something of somebody else's they yell out joint that's the reference there this being says okay mate. It seems to be the general consensus these days. Don't know if you're deleting tweets quicker or if your legacy is getting deleted quicker i paraphrase that one slightly to which connery spines. The only legacy i give a f about is the legacy five thousand. My mother flies around on biz bing responds. Money doesn't make you little man besides even if you stood on your wallet i'd still be bigger than you conor response response. Oh you big man. Are you bro a real man when it sprint from his hometown after they come knocking on his mother's door bro. Don't forget that one big man the us crunch time and you are. I'm gonna stop. I'm gonna stop. It keeps going to wear my glasses. I don't wear my glasses people so you know what he's talking about way. Back in the day biz being lived in england and there was some kind of shady gangster like characters that somehow had a piece of normally. I would call the managers. I believe this being thought he was signed a management contract. He wasn't they were like straight shaking him down. It went all the way through the court system but they came in like burned. A house down bisbee got a couple of homes and they burned down or they threatened to burn it down and one of them. His mom was living in. I'm close to home in two thousand and thirteen. I can't remember two thousand eleven. So he believes basically in the middle of the night and get the hell out of the area which is what brought him to the states. Which is what connor's referring to now. Connor given more detail had conner known to give detail what about a little bit juicier of a story in all fairness when guys start looking for those digs right. Because what hurts. It's the truth that hurts so when connors are the piece of information that obviously this being shared with him not thinking that khan would bring out right. I mean there's a piece of this. Hey just how much we take in these clubs off now. Bisbee did not respond but in all fairness connor was trouble with mobsters himself. He stayed in ireland. He somehow worked it out. But he's also got an eight-man security team armed with him at all times. It's it's one of these things. I dunno guy comes to burn down a house in your mother happens to be living with it. It seems to me you don't eat meat that guy with a five finger reminder you need to get your mom and get the hell out of there. That really is neither here nor there. These guys are just having fun back and forth. But i don't know who's going to get the last word and it's hard for me to imagine that either one of them's going back down the problem that bis ping has is connor's got nothing else to do. Connor likes to be hurt. He likes to talk. He's got no one to go after he doesn't have an opponent so connor slates gonna be wide open right so if you're hoping and how far i want to go with this connors likely to go pretty damn far. The other side of his pissing has a platform. But it's been doesn't just have to go to social media. He has his own show which by the way he does a damn good job. He's got quite a few listener. So who's gonna decide to have the final word. And how are you going to have the final word to close this chapter and move on without looking as though you're avoiding the fight and moreover at what point do you want it to end even if it's a fight you don't wanna have if it's getting headlines i'm sitting over talking about it guys ever seen my numbers the right to the left of the screen. Here they're huge. And i'm covering it. Do you want that to go away as something that you would want to go. What would be the advantage of that. Let's see how far this goes. Let's see what the back and forth is. I'm not sure that they got a whole lot. More to throw each other right. If they just start trying to perform they start putting out bits and material. It's a little bit different. Congress bring real stuff so spiffing is against. I've been waiting for this fight. I been waiting for. 'cause i've known i've known this is bruin about five years about five years of waiting for this fight. Oh i hope it goes to championship rounds. I really do well. Speaking of conor mcgregor and his enemies dustin poor. Ea certainly is one album. He's going after the lightweight charles. All olivera who himself just weighed in on versus mcgregor. Three charles olivera charlie. All of so. I must tell you is rapidly growing on me. I'm starting to like all of our more and more. I don't agree with his marketing. I don't agree with a lot of his approach. He can get to where he needs to get not listening to jail. But it's going to be the slow path right. It's going to be the chuck ladele road. You're doing everything right. You're kicking everybody's ass but it's going to be a really long time before we think that mohawk is cool because you're a grown man. It looks a little bit. We're right in all fairness stuff. People thought that was weird on chuck. Ladele chuck never changed over a period. Tiny became the biggest star in the sport. I mean that as a compliment to him. But that's also one path chuck. The law took the long road. And if you're confident in your skills and you plan to monetize the punches kicks and nothing else. Go ahead and take the long road. It could be a very honorable one to take. I'm giving you answers to how to get there a little bit quicker. All of our hold. This thought oliver was just weighing in on fights on portray specifically if poor is going to come and fight with him. Report is going to wait and go do. The connor fight and olvera was extremely candidates. Say i get it where human beings. Everybody wants to make as much money as they can. In this sport you can choose sometimes between the belt or the money. I will choose the belt. The belt still means something to me but if somebody else wants to choose money go ahead. Now i love it. For a few reasons. And i realized the brilliance is in the simplicity. He said nothing remarkable. There there was nothing sophisticated about it. But the truth will set you free and if you're stuck in a hard place which is the number one. Contender doesn't want to fight. You would never happened in the history of the sport. We have never seen ever the number one contender wanting to fight somebody other than the champion. Portia is the first. what do you do. If you're that champion what what do you do. That's where you gotta just tell the truth. Which is exactly what charles did. You're gonna get a bigger paycheck for fighting connor. i don't. I don't bring a whole bunch of zeros i bring the only thing in this sport that any of you ever set out for which is twelve pounds of goal and a recognition by my peers. That i'm the best if that's not good enough for you. Go somewhere else but what do you do. I think all of our handled it perfectly. I think there was something special about poor. Ea even talking about going into direction as the number one contender other than the title. We've never been in the spot. I haven't armed myself for this to bring to you. This is how you counter and this is how you go back and forth. I've never seen this attack before. It was very clever. Move by dustin. It was a very clever move. Because there's nothing to talk about when you're the number one contender and you're drawing right into the champ. There's nothing to discuss unless you're portia. Who just started a conversation. It's very interesting. But where is this going to end. This is not a precedent so we want to deal with what if surreal started. Do this with francis or francis back to surreal. The interim champs gotta fight the undisputed champ and vice versa. Do we all agree. Well i thought. I mean in all fairness have been at this a long time. I thought that's how it worked. I thought this all came from a competitive architecture. It's the only part of sport i care about. I'm out this is about the money. Give me some attach. i'm out because i'm kicking in no matter. How small old sales push that buy button is. I'm still kicking in. And i'm not kicking into somebody who doesn't want to be in the cage. Your parents i'm still in. The schools is still coach so icy parents and i see all ages all the time. I know parents that make their kids play basketball. They make them play soccer. They make them give baseball a try. I've never in my life earn of a parent who makes a kid go into combat. If he does. I'd probably call report that guy that doesn't sound right to me. This has to be a choice. This has to be a volunteer army. Were the championship and the recognition. Means everything to you and you're sacrificing and you're hungry and you're starving. You'll do whatever it takes to get there. I think when you're in dustin spot in all fairest. He's already warned the belt. I only dream. I don't know what's that like if you champion. What's that like if you already climb that hill. Do you wanna climate again or do you want to go in a different direction which may take you to the top of my take you somewhere else. Pretty cool to write. Dustin got options options. I didn't know about seeing the same thing with john. Jones john jones walked away. He was so successful. He gave a world title back. I can't imagine can you guys. Could you even imagine whatever your chosen crafter. Whatever your chosen field was you make it to the absolute top the champion of the world. And you give it back. I could imagine so not sitting over here passing judgment. i'm attempting to get into the mindset. That's got some brilliance to it. But i'm also looking at the byproduct which is charles. All what do we do. Is it going to be good enough to offer the right guy the match and if the right guy says no to go to the next best thing is that going to be acceptable. And i'm asking you guys because you're the ones that are going to decide. Is that acceptable for me. It is of course. Of course we don't make anybody do this. We don't bribe anybody. There's no fancy trinkets your here because you want to be here. You're going to be the recognition of your peers with the belt. Everything that comes along with that but that is what it is. If that's not enough it's going to be very interesting where we go. I mean again. Let me bring in. Surreal and francis. What do you do. What would you do of one of those guys was to say. No and what. If that guy is francis too surreal become the undisputed champion or the surreal. Go out and defend the interim championship. I thought he would become undisputed champion. But there's nothing that says that he has to and we're getting into a very strange part of the sport from a marketing standpoint. Pay me money doesn't work it's a. It's a huge turn off. If it's done correctly you can get over. I would put one of the great heels in entertainment. History as ted db aussie who played the million dollar man. I will acknowledge that. Floyd mayweather stole the money gimmick from rappers and did it even better than they did. I can then tell you. A whole bunch of guys that tried to do and it was off putting kobe. Bryant rest his soul when he became the highest paid player in the league in came out and made sure and interviews to continue to tell people that he continued to get booed for. Anybody is money. Gimmick is work. Meanwhile on the other side of the tracks. You've josie album josie aldo. Is fighting better right now than i've ever seen fight i've seen him be world champion. I have not seen josie aldo. Put five minutes of fighting together better. then round. Three against pedro munoz. The single best shows they. Although i've ever seen he was up by two on the scorecards. Nobody would've disagreed with that. He certainly knew it as one of the more educated intelligent fighters ever in he put his foot down on the gas trying to get paid for the hell out of there in the third round. I have never seen a performance. Like that by josie yellow. He then goes on doesn't interview. Says i'm not here to fight youtube stars and you go right ahead. You make as much money as you want. I'm here purely for the belt. And you know what i believe him. Words are one thing actions or a whole nother. Josie showed us the action first before we ever put the words. I that i've been as inspired at least not in a period of time by a fighter as i am right now by josie. Although i cannot think of anybody within the sport y want something good to happen to more than i want it for josie and if you come me a month ago to chair. What is the trick. Drector for jobs eh. I would tell you that he is living the dream like all fighters his expiration date is behind us like all fighters and he will be the last to find out. And you'll know that when bruce buffer is reading his opponent's name and he's flat on his back being carried from the octagon all fighters. That's what i would have predicted for you and you would have told me. Chill you right and joe's as on this mission to go out there and be the champion. He had a great performance against pedro. It's not enough. i get that. it's not enough. He's had too many opportunities at the top right unless your name's jail senator your riot favor. You're not gonna just keep walking into world title fights in all fairness well when you call out tj dillashaw after the fight which is a match everybody would like to see champion versus champion contender versus content. And all of a sudden you start to see a very clear path. Of how josie although is in the ring fighting for the belt again not to mention josie in sterling is a very compelling match very very interesting match unlike yawn versus although who is essentially the same guy but one guy was nine years younger right. Now it's a battle of speed and we saw what happened. Yawn was able to get to the target. I i get it. I'm just laying out for you josie. Although without question has the resume he with quote what what. How question has the skills. But he doesn't have the mandate of the masses. We've already given that to him. We gave it to him. What happened happened and now we're giving it to somebody else. But he somehow manages to take that car in hit a u-turn by minutes ten through fifteen against muna's and the call out of dillashaw and this is so refreshing. If you juxtapose out against these other guys wanna talk about. I want money. Who are you blaming if you talk about. I'm not making it of money. Who are you blaming. Because i feel like when i hear you say it and i'm a fan. I'm a pain member of this community. Feel like you're talking to me. You think i should give you more money. What do you want me to do. Push the button twice. How do i give you more money. And you're going to withhold a commodity from me. Unless i do it that doesn't sound right. You want to hold your career ransom. Shove your career up your ass. That's what i would say. Maybe you're not talking to me. Are you talking to the promotion. The ones who gave you a deal. You held to screen shot and send it out to social media. Five six eight months earlier now. You think you signed a bad deal. You were awfully excited then. According to yourself sue. What's different now if you're ever in the spot as an athlete where you have outgrown your contract and it's a very real thing for the guys that have had success great job but if you're ever at the spot in your career where you have outgrown the contract that's not where you go to the media and say give me more money. That's where you shake your promoters hand in the back and you say great job great job. Thank you and i'll share that with you. If you're a whore a which most fighters are and you're just going to go to the highest bidder. Then keep your mouth shut. That's all you were looking for. When you sit down to sign with promoter you should know or believe that that promoter has a plan and can give you exposure that the other promoters can't that he can elevate you and promote judy knew what that word means. So if you were ever to outgrow your contract that means that he did his side of things and he's made joint much bigger deal. Which is why you went with him in the first place. Nobody's wrong to try to steer their career. Nobody but we've also never seen a number one contender pushing back on taking on a champion to the point where the champion now has to speak up and tell the truth. Which is. I'm not the big money fight. What do you do in that spot. It's interesting in this. Sport continues to get plagued. Right this sport we injuries plaguing the sport bullcrap a bunch of wimps pretended. They were fighters. That's what happened there. Weight cutting plaguing the sport now wrong. Undisciplined athletes is what happened there. And now we got to hear about these money fights who the hell are you talking to which one are you. Crowned prick says the us the fans should have to pay more money to make you walk out there with your t shirt off. 'cause you're talking to us in some level. What is it that we did. And which one of you is. Hold your hand up be a man about. Let's be out of the world for a moment and move over to boxing because folks we've got a massive fight going down next weekend. And i like many of the sport's biggest stars can't quit talking about it. George brielle just weighed in on tyron woodley vs jake. Paul and tyrant said no disrespect to ben aspirin. Compared to ask remedy said t. Woods got hands at something that aspirin never had muslim went further to say maybe jake wins if he does. Best of luck to I don't know anything about fighting. And i gotta tell you that's how i feel. That's how i feel about it too. But i largely had eat that and feel it a little bit when paul got over on aspirin and i just saw some workout footage of jake. He was just hitting heavy bag. He was practicing that straight the same one that he set up straight to the body the same when he used to set up aspirin before he came upstairs practicing that on the heavy bag. Heavy bagels swing. And i'm looking at him. The punch was fine. The shot was fine. I appreciate that he had a sweat going. He had more of a sweat going than any training footage. I've ever seen of anthony joshua ever. But he's big biggest takeaways. He was hitting us bang man. This is a big guy. And i don't know what jake ways i don't know what the contracted weight for this fight is but jake is tall. I mean he's he's a big guy. I also can't tell you that he's dirty. I can't tell you. I don't see it. Logan totally different story guy might as well walk to the ring with a needle in his ass. Jake i can't see it. So whatever secrets big brother has whether he shared him or not. They're not obvious. And i say that because many people have brought heads into this and talked about the peds will give an advantage. Well yes performance enhancing. Yes that would give them an advantage. I can't tell you that he's using them. I don't see it. I don't see the nipple. I don't see in the dell. i don't see it in the upper ab which is exactly where you would see it. Which is exactly where you see it on big brother. So who wins that fight. Who wins that fight tyrant. Woodley does have good headroom it. He does have good hands. He won a world championship with. I don't think any of us doubt his power i remember the night that he starched j. Horon i'm going way back before he starts lawler. I remember the night T would conduct problems. But some of t- woods big strikes really stood out because you know he's a two time all american division one wrestler so when he went out there and he wasn't doing it just became more obvious. Just something that you noticed a little bit more. You want to see a good stand up fight. Go back and watch kelvin. Gasoline versus tyron woodley and. There was a few moving parts going into that fight. But either way if you look at where it was contested. You're going to see a lot of stand specifically left and right hands and if you do go watch and say what are. Moreover for t- would fight if you wanna see the way. He moves the way he sets sets up the way he gets out of the way the way he takes a push roll with the punch and returns a punch. That's a great place to go. And check out the archives that was also in two thousand and twelve that was in two thousand and thirteen. I mean how. How does that junk supposed to now. I saw many things different. Tyron woodley's career towards the end. But i didn't see him slowing down. I just didn't see those reactions the same. I saw them sometimes on bottom with a lack of necessity lack of urgency to get back up but not because he was slower. That's one of the things that happens with. Athletes overtime is they near the end. They just slow down. There's the beat slower. I don't see that entire my watching some of his training base. I'm not seeing that in tyrant. So is jake that good. Because jake has a number of things you could point to. I love the way he does face. I love the way he sets things up. He's clearly got nerves of steel. He can clearly go and perform and high situations. He's great with accuracy any as a natural power. So now you're just talking about. The sport is about purely the sport side of boxing. You're not that's still boxing. Tyrants gotta make it a fight what's the difference one is hard ones. Not one is athletic based and you're set up and how quick are you can return. What are you combinations like footwork. The others were things get gritty. You're stuck in the pocket. You gotta throw when your arms are so have you can barely lift them. That's what fight is. How do we know how jake is going to do. We gotta guess. Jake is not lied to us yet. He's made some very big claims that we didn't believe to be true. Torch turned out. There were all true. Jake has not lied to us. The audience wants yet. We don't have enough to go on. T. what looks like a million bucks. The gym now hitting mitts. Jake big and powerful but jake was big and that's one thing i would like. If you guys know what is the agreed upon. Wait what does jake walk around at. Is he great at cutting as amongst all the other skills that jake. Paul has also really good at cutting weight. I don't know. I could tell you when he was hit in this bag though and i compare that to some footage of t. Would jake to me is mute. Beggar as i think about guys like t would and george moslo. I also think about some of the sports other biggest names like francis and gone home and i got with mitt self. Being here is right when it comes to. The heavyweight champion francis gano was doing an interview and francis said about his fight right obviously is going to fight surreal right. No no don't say obviously obviously he should be fighting surreal. We can't say something's going on here and we've never been filled in. Francis was invited to an expected to defend his championship in. Houston a number of weeks ago against derrick lewis giving you the timeframe that that had happened in sirte surreal. Gone francis. aside came out largely in an instagram post saying that they'd love to fight they can fight. They're ready to fight september on any time in two thousand twenty one september on okay. That's never been disputed. I think we all believe that to be true. That sounds reasonable and it was never disputed. So i'm going to go with it but i'll disclose where i got it from. I'm going to go with it. Surreal gets put in surreal. Comes out on top. It would seem that. Surreal is going to fight. Francis francis came out and he said there's a lot of things going on behind the scenes. There's a lot of talks going on the. Ufc wanted me. This is francis talking to sign something prior to my last fight. That would be before. Francis fought steepest francis up. But i didn't sign it. Now that's interesting right there. If he didn't sign he's got a leg to stand on. I don't know what it is. He's talking about or what was in the verbiage but if there was something that he didn't sign it he has a leg to stand on for the information that we're being given which is extremely limited the reason i say that i cannot stand anybody who has a deal and doesn't honor their deal. I cannot tolerate it. But it doesn't sound like that's going on with francis. Francis didn't give us enough information but he did say what he was asked to sign. He didn't sign. You bet on himself fox deeper. He came out on top. Okay it looks like maybe there's something to talk about their based on that limited amount of information. But what i do here. The heavyweight champion of the world the perennial way class in all sport. The heavyweight champion the same champion that mohammed ali was the same champion. Hulk hogan was the heavyweight champion. When i hear him come out and say in an interview that there's lots going on behind the scenes. I'm sitting there throwing my hands up going y you have fought since i can't remember you turn down the most recent fight you were asked. You don't have another scheduled fight. Even though everybody knows it's supposed to be against surreal. Why is there things going on behind the scenes and with who with what part of this organization do you feel. We need to allot time to work it out with you. Twenty two guys on the car. Just the car. You're gonna fight on twenty two guys up every single saturday night and there's a whole bunch of things going on with you. Why who's monitoring those phone calls. Why are they monitoring them. Do we have a deal or not. And i can raise my voice instead of the camera. I don't have enough facts. I don't have enough facts. know george. saint-pierre came out my own my own saint-pierre who carry saint-pierre more than this guy. But i gotta tell you we came out. He was talking about why he didn't get box. Oscar de la hoya georgia's contract with dana. So dana would have to sign off on it. He said no. Not signing off for a number of reasons. I don't want you boxing. If you fight. I want you to do it in my organisation that i signed you to in the first place which is why have been active agreement. I don't love these trillo. Guys who are trying to promote it and of oscar gets the job over my biggest star of all time. I hate the whole thing. Dana just told them the truth. I don't want it. I'm not doing it if you would like to fight. I'll make a call to khabib. See when did you guys in there. And george understand. Why dana when it do it in georgia stance was i feel great. I'm working hard. I'm seven years younger and two kilos of blow on the better side of the fight equation. Then this guy. If you don't like him send me over there. I'll take care of this kind of go. Why don't get participate. So i fully understand dana standpoint. Not sure many people understand what it's like. For the promoters perspective promoters life is bad enough there is nothing that makes it promoters life worse than signing a contract because he doesn't get anything you've been asset or liability guys business question real simple answer if it's an asset it pays you ability you pay it so if you're promoter you don't know where you're next town is you're gonna win. Your next show is know what advertisers sponsors are going to buy. You certainly don't know what merchandise ticket sales are paper. Views are going to do but you and have a signed contract and you have to cover the spread. So tough spot. You're much better off to just go off a handshake. You're gonna show up gonna show great but you try to do business that way. We learn from the dirtbags that run boxing. A deal with the box. You're going to give them a thousand bucks. It's gonna show up on saturday. Somebody else calls him. they'll give him eleven hundred bucks. He's not coming to your show. He won't even give you the courtesy of calling you and telling you hoard himself out to a higher bidder. He just won't come so as it turns into one of these messes that all the way back in nineteen ninety-three had to learn from adapt and inherit. But if you're a promoted what do you want to contract with the guy for so you can't go somewhere else. You want to go somewhere else. go beat it. This is what we do over here from a competitive standpoint. And i will tell you. This francis didn't sign something. I don't know what it was. He did not sign or what he has. That's extenuating there's always championship clauses and things. I believe to be locked up and he used to go and fight. Surreal and whatever all. These conversations are behind the scenes. I i'm not sure who why he would think that we need to give a whole bunch of time to him. But he's everywhere champion. This standpoint fair enough i will tell you this though. Nickel's worth of free advice. The number one cultural policy of the ufc is do say policy. You do whatever you say you were going to. And everything's going to be fine and you want to know wonder why you should take jails advice. Well maybe because i'm the highest paid guy in the history of the sport might be a good place to start might be that i've been there since two thousand five might be a good place to look might be because i'd never brought an idea to the table that dinner have a huge aurelie. Not one bad idea has ever come from shale true stories sixteen years. Show me somebody else with that track record if you say it do it if you say and you don't do it. There's going to be problems in the short term. You're going to think that you're a good businessman sticking up for yourself in the long term. You're gonna find out you're nothing more than unemployed to route today. Show i'll give you my official prediction for tomorrow's fight between kelvin. Dad's slum jared cannon near. But before i do. Let's talk about another one of the us's most entertaining fighters. Let's talk a little sugar. Sean to statements. Come out on sean. This week i by tj dillashaw. Who says sean o'malley will never be champion. He has too many holes. Second was by cody. Stayman that said o'malley is an over hyped clown great. Let's just let's see if these guys are right. So let's start with dillashaw. Who says sugar won't be champion. He's got too many holes in his game. That's simple way of saying or civil way of asking. You guys can a one-dimensional fighter champion or in today's world. You have to be able to do a little bit of everything. Because i hear people talking about how important to be well rounded. I've heard them talking about that since nineteen ninety-three but we very seldom we see it. We do see a thing beauty when it happens but we very seldomly state. But god damn i have to hear about every day when i look at cathedral mogomedov who never won a fight ever unless he was on top of the guy bludgeoning him. I could back it up from there could be evener memento. Who could never take anybody down unless he pushed them into the fence. I i mean in all fairness that's not a whole lot of dimensions. He was damn good at it though. Most dominant fighter ever do it. Champion of the world in the in the sports toughest weight class pushed you into the finch drug. You down kept you there. I can look at the reverse side of the coin. Go to israel out of sonya right. Now when's the last time he hit a double leg takedown. When's the last time he put the hooks in or tried to take your back or looked for a guillotine choke. i mean right in all fairness. I'm sure that he does know how to do it. I don't have any evidence of it. I'm sure he does. But it comes back to the question of ken one-dimensional fighter go out there and go all the way. I don't see a lot of guys who aren't one dimensional and then you'll see glimpses into another dimension but they tried to bring their skills and they tried to impose them week ac- is he doing it with the strike so we could be doing it with the take downs. But it's the same damn thing you do get those really well rounded guys though you just. You're not sure. Is he better on the grounds better on his feet. I think dustin poor a probably fall somewhere in their poor as game is very striking heavy. But he's got the ground pound. He's got the takedown so fight off his back. My poor just by example would be one of the guys. That's just a well rounded mix martial artist. But i don't know what whole sean has in his game. I mean i guess. I have to say that. Tj see some holes teaches former world champion. He's got the right to his opinion. Cody statement comes out. Says that over hyped clown. I believe shawn's fifteen in one. I believe that's his record. I know damn close. And i also know that one came when he had the same leg injury that connor had or chandler suffered or many other fighters but those fighters stopped the contest and sean continued on with it. I mean in all fairness if the guy sucks how come. No one can beat him. That would be one of my questions. If he's over hyped. How come you're not getting on the docket with him. I know the answer that because you're under height which is where the jealousy comes from which is where the statement comes from. And i don't begrudge anybody for doing it. You gotta start throwing your name out there somewhere. You gotta start attaching your name like a barnacle to something. John young guy to what is he. Twenty five all. These numbers are coming through my head right now. He's around fifteen and one around twenty five years old. If i'm wrong these twenty four if i'm wrong he's twenty six. I'm right there. That's awfully young. That's awfully young to be thinking. A guy can't go on all the way to the belt because it's not the skills that takes you to the belt right it's the mandate of the masses which sean has more than one hundred and thirty five pounds or out there right now. He already has the crowd. That's willing to back him. He already has the media. Who's willing to sign off. He's building the resume. He's got the placement on the car. He's got the face recognition. Those are the guys that get title-fights if you're with the punches and kicks okay great during the ufc. They're all good with the punches. Kicks i could name a number of guys who deserved as far as their skills those opportunities they give go to chuckle adele back in the day and whether he finally got it or not i could look at matt brown. As recently as three. Or four years ago i can look jock array soza. Who had to retire without. Ever getting that nod. I was in the division with jacques array and i will tell you he's good enough to go fight for the belt i watched damien. My do everything damian. My it didn't whether he finally got his opportunities or not. I still understand but you have to understand. He'd won seven fights row there all by finish and he got the of the night bonuses and every single one of them. i mean. it wasn't just the skills you have to have something else. We're seeing champions. That are getting turned down. Contenders are turning down champions. It's a very tough precedent. If this sticks it's very tough and there's not a whole lot of ways that you can go with it. I have a number one contender. And i offer him a fight and he does not want to fight for the championship. I'm stuck do. I take that contender and give him something else or i tell that contender so that waves go through the industry. Then you're sitting on the bench. What do i do. What's the right thing to do. What have you have a really great guy who's refusing to fight the guy in front of him. It's very similar to reverse. What if you have a champion. Who's re refusing to fight the talk and ten or something's gotta give somebody's gotta be released. This show has to go on at some point. We've never fully been tested with it. And i'm seeing these things come in because the sport tends to go through. Waves of very non autonomous thinkers. And i remember the wave and we had to put up with it for about six months. As did you the viewer. The money fight. Remember guys that say that. It was all that they would say. Who do you wanna fight next. I want the money fight the money they would just keep saying those words and they didn't even know what it meant. They didn't know how they were going to get there. How to negotiate or renegotiate heard somebody else say on tv. So they picked up and ran with it. I'd be here with you but this is how these things happened. Robbie lawler says when that run it back and now that's an existing term within our industry. Daniel cormet doesn't say fight. A guy he says share the octagon with now. that's a term in the industry. Conor mcgregor doesn't say guys thirty years old. He says he's thirty years of age. And i got a re reporters that choose to type it out. That way like the queen's english not even not even proper english but conor mcgregor says he's thirty years of it. He's thirty years old gay. Grow up guys. You wanna money fight. Go become the money fight. You want to share the octagon. Try fighting somebody. I you want to run it back. Go watch football. leave me alone. My official prediction kelvin. Gas versus jeered cannon here. Of course. I'm going kelvin gasoline. But i will admit there's a caveat. There's a caveat of kelvin mixing things. Up if i was to go back to fights right kelvin. Had a real dust of he fought the gentleman from rikers island. Who's tougher and hell but calvin mixed up so well. He threw his strikes right into his doubles. He came off his doubles going. The distracts when kelvin mixes things up. And he's a mixed martial artist. He is so damn good he really is but kelvin's one of those guys who's got massive power in his hands. Yes he falls for the us and we all do any coach observer. Analysts can sit back and go. Don't do all your basics but every fighter including the guy who's making the statement knows what he's talking about because he did it himself in kelvin. Loves to hear that roar of the crowd any fell in love with his left hand. And it's damned good. I only enter for you. That he's just a lot safer when he's mixing it up and again if you were to go back to fights ago to rikers island. That's what he did so well. He surprised everybody and that fight was a major turning moment in kelvin's career. He's had a few of them with. That was the one to get him back into mainstream. had he lost five. Who knows where he would be possibly not with the company. He's now done a main event sense and he's getting ready to do another main event against top guy it's fair relevant very relevant kelvin's goody scary dangerous everywhere. He's great he's not he's not just good. Kelvin is great when he's mixing it up and he doesn't have to get those take downs. Here's to threaten the take downs. He's very good at coming off on with strikes. They start to respond. He's coming right in takes head to the outside. Sometimes he doesn't even hit a knee. Drops elevation gets only grabs a hold of those hips cannon here. I only got one experience with him in person personally met him. One time did an interview with espn. But i said hello. And i did. The did the buddy hug shaking hands with one. Throw my arm around. The other guy was touching a wall. I remember this. This guy was rock solid and he wasn't very big in the canon near stories pretty interesting because he started at heavyweight he was in like alaska and he was driving. All sorts of stuff makes his way down to one hundred. Eighty five pounds in his next to unblemished right. I mean he went like three years there. Unblemished about to be the guy i realize. He stubbed his toe a couple of fights ago but that was a main event. That was a big fight. Candidate is going to be hungry. Candor is going to become coming back in. His stature is relevant guy. Stature is al- always relevant so reason the tale of the tape only tells you a few things what he weighs. How tali is what is reach are on that list even before you get down to the guys record because it matters. It's one of kelvin's great assets the way the kelvin gasoline body is built. He's not extremely tall for the weight. Classes not short guy but he would have a lower center of gravity compared to some others. And when calvin puts his hands up when he put naturally his shoulder hides his face most of has to really bury the chin. Raise the shoulder to kelvin. Can just put his hands up at hides most of his all. You've got us a forehead to throw punches at. I saw kelvin in a fight it was. I believe it was with chris. Wiedeman in kelvin came up at all. He has to do just natural. Dna the way his body bill was put his hands hides his face. He came out looking like tommy her and she had one hand down here doing this. I was screaming at my television set. And i only bring that to because kelvin. Still a young guy he is. he's having fun. You guys forget. How young kelvin is kelvin. Was the youngest contestant ever on the ultimate fighter that was two thousand and twelve. So it's been years okay. He's he's just north of thirty. But i'm just sharing with you. He was the youngest ever. You guys forget. This is an old veteran. This was a young boy that came into the sport just happened to take over. Become champion of the toughest season ever still goes down as the toughest season ever of the ultimate fighter still fighting and main event still fighting for his career. But there's things that he needs to do. There's things that he needs to do to make sure he's mixing it up. Which is what he does. So well in kelvin's not gonna put the pace on you. He's going to wait for you. It's one of the few traps that he does. It's a trap. And i'm not positive. It's on purpose but kelvin will not put the pace on you but he's got plenty left so as soon as you start bringing it thinking you're going to open them up that's when you find out. He's been sandbagging. And i bring that because championship rounds. Just aren't an an issue kelvin. No matter how tired of gets. I'm sure he gets tired. He doesn't show it. it doesn't change. He's going to fight you every single step of the way and i do think we were to go back and look be real. Critical of kelvin was probably kelvin's worst performance was against robert whitaker. But there was a reason why you guys will remember robert whitaker. Who's never taken anybody down in. His life started going to that. Big there was. Nobody more surprised that. The double-leg was working kelvin. He just wasn't ready for that. All fares might make an excuse for them. Sure i am. But i'm also telling you what happened like if you you're going to go out there and grounded pound kelvin gasoline. Nobody's ever done except for the best kickboxer ever right element of surprise. I do not overlook cannon here. He's a rough and tumble customer. Is he made for championship browns. That's going to be question. Can he take a punch. It's gonna be a question because he could end up deep and he's gonna fight a guy that's got a hell of a chin. I'm taking gasol all right guys. That's it for today's episode. If you enjoyed it please. Head on over to apple podcasts. Find your welcome and leave the show review. We appreciate you tuning in each and every week. Do hope you'll come back next wednesday where you're going to get all the latest from uncle jail and tell them i am cheo and you are welcome.
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"This is the l. a. Times brought to you by state farm like a good neighbor state farm is there. It's tuesday may eighteenth. Here's today's news. It will be partly cloudy today with a high of seventy four tonight. Expect cloudy skies and a low of sixty our top story californians fully vaccinated against covid nineteen can go mask free in most indoor settings. Starting june fifteenth. The change will bring the state into alignment with recently released guidance. From the centers for disease control and prevention federal health officials said last week that available evidence demonstrated it was safe for fully vaccinated people to go without masks in most places whether outdoors or inside that was only a recommendation. Though and the final call was largely left to state and local governments people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose in education. The los angeles unified school. District is launching an ambitious campaign to vaccinate twelve to fifteen year old students at two hundred fifty campuses before the end of the current school year the goal is to reach students before they leave campus for the summer helping to pave the way for a fall semester. In which as many children as possible will have maximum protection from cove in nineteen. The vaccine will be available to students at school based and mobile clinics in crime news an arson investigation into the pacific palisades fire which started late. Friday has led to the arrest of a suspect to people. Were questioned saturday night about the fire. Which has forced the evacuation of about one thousand residents. One of them was arrested sunday afternoon. Authorities said the man was being treated for minor smoke inhalation. Los angeles police department helicopter pilot spotted the suspect setting fires on friday. But according to law enforcement and fire department officials investigators were unable to find the man on the ground because of smoke and heavy brush in business. News tesla is under review by the california department of motor vehicles for possibly misleading customers by advertising. It's full self driving capability option. The company says vehicle equipped with that package can change lanes take highway exit ramps and stop at traffic lights and stop signs on its own but according to widely accepted engineering standards it is not capable of fully driving itself if the dmv finds that tesla violated regulations that prohibit misleading advertising penalties could include suspension or revocation of autonomous vehicle deployment permits and manufacturer and dealer licenses and finally the dodgers announced the signing of albert pool halls yesterday days after coming to terms with the future hall of famer. The angels unexpectedly designated for assignment may sixth and released him thursday. After clearing waivers after the release angels brass told reporters that they wanted to become a full time bench player and he refused to take on the role. Halls disputed that version of events. That never came out of my mouth pool hall said however the team needs me. I'm here for that. Pools declined to specify his role with the dodgers for these stories and more visit l. a. times dot com. The news moves fast from life. In technology breakthroughs to lifesaving medical advancements you never know what the next headline will be but a scoop. Even more surprising state farm offers surprisingly great rates on car insurance. They offer the coverage. You need at a wallet. Friendly bryce now that's newsworthy. Like a good neighbor state farm.
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Jay bilas and the people will get jay bilas. He joins us to break down the bracket shortly. But we have some big news in the nfl. Future hall of famer drew brees has now officially retired. Jalen him and the saints. I think this is classic. Going out on top. And i don't mean because they won the super bowl this past season. I mean because as you age dealing with injuries infantino alert this season. I saw little arm strength declining from drew brees and it seemed like an michael. Thomas weren't on the same page at all this year so instead of us getting lost tapes year from drew brees where he comes in next caesar and he gets hit or struggles and he has to get bitched. Take retirement at this point in time. Was the right decision for future hall of favor future hall of famer who sat an amazing career. Absolutely you and i are old washed up so we remember the twenty. Five all see is success in new orleans. A lot of that is because of this man drew brees but jalen wall. He had a great run fifteen seasons with the saints. They really won the super bowl. Only one time and the legacy will be the man that brought a super bowl to new orleans or the legacy will be the how close they came to off success only to have it dragged away from them in the final seconds of game after game year after year definitely be remembered for bringing a super bowl to new orleans as you mentioned the aints and did exist so therefore their fan base and that city does appreciate his legendary greatness on and off the field but these last couple of years. It's been hard break hotel. Bennett heartbreaking losses these last couple of seasons jacoby to in their season absolutely and while drew brees will not be playing for the saints. Aaron jones will be playing for the packers. He signed a four year. Forty eight million dollar. Deal to stay behind aaron rodgers in the backfield in wisconsin. What do you think this means for. The packers dass man. That's our man. And i'm not surprised that they understood his value and decided to keep him is not easy. Keel elliott level money. I tell you what he's going to be just as productive next season so in theory the packers cotton discount and a lot of ways based on how their season in it losing the way they did and him struggling in their final game so jalen majok comparison here we just we just celebrated drew brees fifteen seasons with the saints one super bowl championship. And you look at aaron rodgers that man right there. They've only won the super bowl once with him under center. Do you think that re-signing jones and some other tweaks with the roster that do you think there's another super bowl to be celebrated in wisconsin with aaron rodgers. I don't think his window as closed. Here's what i think is fourth down eight to go. You have and rogers under center and you kick a field goal and you help. The defense is gonna get a stop so says the deepest did not get that stop. If you get into that situation again you put the ball in aaron rodgers hands and so i don't believe that their windows close aaron rodgers was last year's mvp. That team was big assistant of the matlock florida. Last couple of years. I think signing aaron jones continues the legacy of aaron rodgers plan on the contending level team. Absolutely now jalen. What do we like to watch the. Pelicans do the game plan. Talent gives tokens. Were flying all over the clippers. Dominant win for the pelicans led by. That guy's zion. Who's really opened up his game of late. Do you think that this young team is coming together to make a good run into the playoffs. You know what. I think goby may be wrong but i like los van. Van gundy is done with this squad. Zion of course is going to be celebrated for the way he finishes in the paint can t to attack the basket but also his playmaking and ball handling is something that unlocks the offensive attack and a lot of pressure in particular off lonzo ball. That is allowed him to now settle into who he can't be as nba player. And you and. I both have a statistic about lonzo ball. Three point makes per game as it relates to the rest of the top players in the game. Oh yeah when you look at him and how he's developed at three point shot over the years that he's been in the league you can see the dramatic increase and he had a bad bubble so everyone came into this year. Low on lonzo but there are some players in the nba the lonzo has scored more three point baskets than they would blow your mind players. Like trae young luke. Adachi and many other prominent players lonzo is now shooting better from three. Then that was a big win for them. However i say this pelicans. Y'all need to play some defense. I love the jackson. Hayes is ducking his three seasons. I got the ball. But y'all indeed live well someone who can play defense on the nba. We will not see on the court for quite some time. Joel lead joel. Embiid has a bone bruise. he'll be reevaluated. In two weeks obviously be out for those two weeks but he was the front runner for the mvp but with him being out. How do you think this changes the race. I know everybody likes to talk about the. Mvp raised way too early in the series. But now since we're pulse all star break. This is where the players actually star jockeying for position and. There's no clear cut favorites in me right now. I believe is going to be decided during the second half of the year they're going to be prominent players like lebron james and says a coup. That have been terrific. The jane's heart what he's done with the nets the joker in denver. There are a lot of players that they're putting their work this year. But it's going to be decided based on how they perform the second half of the season. I'm glad you mentioned james harden and the nets because they continue on their tear even after the all star break and james harden every time he lays his sneakers. That seems like he gets a triple double. He now has nine triple doubles since joining the nets. And they're doing this all without k. D. jalen twelve wins in the last thirteen games and with dwelling beat out. Was this mean for the eastern conference at the top. I just believe that this is why when you put three outstanding office of weapons together. They're able to sustain themselves when one player is out. So of course you're gonna miss kevin durant but we still have james harden and kyrie irving those guys are more than willing to fill in office simply take those shots get those points and put in work and so the nets if kabc able to return will still be my favorite in the east. But i'll tell you what i've been telling you to last month or so. If k d win into all star break any was not playing and we came out of all star break and he was not any still not plan to me. That's worrisome for their long term prognosis. So hopefully he's able to get healthy and get some games before the season continues to get later and later in dealing with the injury that he's dealing with especially coming up the injury like an achilles he's overcoming from last season absolutely i wanted to see katie and eighty after the all star break but now i just want to see them get healthy as soon as possible. It is now time for some very important news that matters jalen. I love the outer space stuff. I think that this aliens here on earth. Ufo's i believe in all that you really don't really listen to me when i talk about it. But this is extremely important what scientists want to do is take an egg and a sperm from each of the six point seven million different species here on earth and just stash them on the moon for a second just in case we need them just just in case we need them. They'll be on the moon if a meteor hits the earth and everything goes bad here. We've got the future of every single species here on earth stash on the moon just in case we needed to me. This is a brilliant plan. What do you think did you say splash sperm on the moon sense to be stashed sperm on the moon. Just in case you need it later. You never know not role. I'm not rolling. I rather just kind of keep it in my body at that school. I'm good you know what jay bilas joins us next. Jalen rose. I can't wait to have jay. Bilas come on because the brackets are out to the nationals baby saudi gracie rolls hail to the victors. I know we didn't win the big ten tournament. We wanna regular season big team. We gonna miss isaiah livers but we get ready for the ncaa. The already launched starts to settle in alleged like one done at one twenty then right around two or two thirty. You just get tired. I find myself calm about does off my desk. Well you know what i do. I reach four five hour energy. Let a five hour energy shot. 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And now all of my dreams of thanks for joining us brian tier well and john have some vested interest in the michigan program. They are number one seed in the east. How do you feel about their chances to make the final four in the eastern part of the bracket not as good as i did about a week ago simply because isaiah liver is still a question mark with that stress reaction in his foot if he comes back then. Michigan is an elite offensive team and defensive team. They can win the whole thing but the second matchup potentially against lsu they have to get past. Saint bonaventure i. But that's a. that's a scary one. Plus they've got alabama In their bracket on the bottom of it and florida state in their way if livers it's healthy then michigan's in the final four. Well they're number one. See we all know the number one seeds what team that is not a number one seed that you think is poised for a d. Run in this tournament. I would say that is not a number one seat. I would say oklahoma state because they've got kate cunningham Oklahoma state was under seated. I think at a four thought they should have been higher with the winds. They have but cade. Cunningham is going to be the first pick in the draft State was not expected even play in the tournament because of a ridiculous nc double a. sanctioned but the appeals committee hasn't gotten to the case yet. So they can play And i think cade cunningham and and the rest of that crew and make a deep run in the tournament. They're they're legit well. You sort of hinted at michigan because livers is out. But what team do you think should be on upset alert early on in the terminal. I think yeah. I think there are two of them kobe. I i would say virginia Because the obviously the covert issues. They've got but they're also playing ohio and ohio. Got up player named jason preston. Who's really good. And then i would say creighton I would watch out crane because they're playing. Uc santa barbara and uc. Santa barbara scott. Some really good guards creighton. Got blitzed in the last game of the big east tournament. I think they're really good. They should win. Virginia should win to But if you're looking for upsets i would. I would be concerned if i were those teams if you work in security at madison square garden you absolutely have to let patrick ewing do whatever he wants. Does one most insane stories. I've heard coming out of the weekend so my next question for you is what's a team that no one's talking about that has what it takes to make a deep run final final four final two. Maybe even when it off if you're talking about a sleeper there is no sleeper in this tournament that is going to win at like like people talking about a five seater below. This gonna win the whole thing. There isn't one top seeds are going to rip through this thing. It doesn't mean there's not going to be chaos in the first weekend But but jacoby if you look at the some of the double digits let him double digit. Seeds are our major conference teams. You know like you've got rutgers. Ten syracuse is an eleven michigan. State is an eleven. Ucla is an eleven. It's not the traditional Deal where we've got the the little guy. The digit seeds upsetting the big guy. We're gonna have the big guy As cinderella this year it's a little bit of an odd odd feel. That's a good point. You mentioned kate cottingham exciting players to watch that will eventually see with jerry west on his chest. What are some other players that you'll see drafted is a high first round pick that we should keep an eye on if we have mba interests. Well first round pick. I think you're gonna see jason preston of ohio. He's kind the lamelo ball of this tournament. He's not as good as a dodgers talented as lamelo ball. But he's really good. He's a triple double type player And i think you're going to be very impressed when you see him. Play if you haven't already and and the masses haven't seen him play he he's really really good and he's gonna make a big difference for ohio With a chance to advance in this tournament maybe even get to a sweet sixteen given draw the that they have and you know kate. We mentioned kate cunningham. Luca garza is a great player is not going to be a first round draft pick. But he's one of those tyler hasbro type players that That's going to be fun to watch in the tournament because of what he has put into this thing and then i assume of illinois is big time You know he. He broke his nose. So he's he's got that batman man. Yeah so illinois's got batman and kofi coburn the incredible hulk they've got to superheroes men and that ain't fair legislative fair. It's like the avengers. Obviously this year is been different than every other year before the tournament is no difference. Going to be played in indian exclusively. How do you think that'll change things as it plays out. I don't know it's one one location for all sixty eight team. So it's it's obviously an odd situation. I it'll be interesting to see after the tournaments over What the players say about how isolation affected them because they are really being held in a bubble and completely isolated including not coming out of their their hotels it all. they cannot leave their hotels. Unless they're on the way to the arena to generate revenue. It's it's it's an odd feeling You know the the During the regular season the players were in isolation but it was a little bit different. They got to go on road trips. this one. I mean they're going to be like the family dog. They're going to be happy all they're thinking about is. When do i get to eat play and win. Can i get in the car i. I'm still that joking credit. You thank you very much. So obviously i'm going to ask you the questions. Who do you have in your final four. And who do you have winging it all. I have got alabama As a two seed gonzaga Baylor in illinois and. that sounds kind of chalky. I've got a lot of upsets in the the first weekend. But outside of that it gets a little more chaki. And then i've got illinois in the final playing gonzaga and then i've got gonzaga winning at all. I think they're gonna be the first team since. Indiana nineteen seventy six to to rip through a season undefeated. We almost had it in two thousand fifteen with kentucky. They were thirty eight now. Going into the final four before. They lost wisconsin. But i think is going to pull it off this year. They've got a good draw and they've got a great vibe and they've got to lottery picks that are leading the way and and they've got other really good players that are star star caliber. Not just really good player star caliber players. They're the real thing so jay you've been critical and write about some of the way that you think that college basketball should restructure the way it does business. What do you think some of the biggest problems are right now in college basketball. Well the first is on court. The charge block call has got to change. And i'm talking about when Secondary defender comes over to slide in front of a driver that has won his path to the basket. And if it's a primary defender that's got legal guarding position moving to maintain it man. That's the charge we should celebrate but slide and under no way. We gotta fix that thing and for referees. Let's say it's a fifty fifty call. It's if it's a fifty fifty call. It is a block unless it is beyond a reasonable doubt. It is a charge and we need to pay the players. Allow them to pay just like everybody else. Every other student gets to make whatever they can in the marketplace. Natalie portman Went to an ivy league school and she was acting making a bunch of money. My daughter made money is an artist. I don't see why Luca garza can't make a few bucks. It's ridiculous exciting. I cannot wait to google. Your daughters aren't purchase. Something she's telling us on oetzi or something. I'm a buy something to put up on the wall here in the studio. Thank you so much for taking the time. Of course. I know you have a lot of work to do. And as always you get to work thank you so much. Jay gotta go to work every thanks. Yes they need to get on your wall to. He's there a the snowman year watching the espn tournament challenge marathon presented by races. But two big games tonight on. Espn story at eight. And is the knicks taking on the nets. and then in the nightcap. We go to the west coast to watch the lakers up against steph and the warriors doubleheader tonight nba on. Espn coming to you. Live above the hudson river decare pure seventeen in new york city. Welcome back to jalen and jacoby jalen. Tom gores did something amazing. What was that. I'm extremely grateful to tom. Gores his wife holly the platinum equity family and the detroit pistons. They stepped up jacoby and they donate a million dollars to gerald. We're an open enrollment so wishing free public charter high school. We get zero state funding for office and we are nonprofit. This is the actual charity. That makes it a hood. And i know it's not prestigious like giving it to a college or university and i noticed it didn't make the headlines across the newspaper or didn't show up at the bottom of the ticker but this actual charity work that makes it to the hood and since two thousand and eleven. I continue to be motivated to not only service my community but came back in every way possible. Thank you very much t g i love you brother. If you want to help you can go to. Jr l. a. detroit dot com. Thank you jay bilas. We will be back tomorrow at two pm. Most of us. 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Some big news but that wasn't that surprising. Do know what was surprising to me. Mr rose cam. Newton signed with the patriots. Wow i actually am not surprised about. Education was a cam. Noon came on deal. Check was dope. You know what i did. I went back to look at camp stats from last year and i realized it was his worst season. I'm also look back at the patriots record and you know what i realized. It was one of their worst seasons in twenty years and they lost. Tom brady tampa bay and won the super bowl. I hear what that tells me. The patriots don't have a quarterback so therefore they need to use camp and what i saw. I can't front. I want to see him Respond and be productive player. But i saw them through a lot of balls. This started out really high trajectory in the hitting the turkey. Talk to you about this. So many games kobe. I can't not quite an audience. You and i will watch it so many games and we could not believe how many his balls hit people's feet or the so. I don't know if you've got an issue with his shoulder doors are but i gotta get rectify. That's one discuss. Because we watched a lot of him and he would throw the ball landed defeatable receiver kind of like when someone is already blown up. A screen pass and the quarterback doesn't wanna get an intentional grounding to throw it at the feet of the receiver so there's matt's has he would throw bolic that i'm an old. Why did he throw that away. I'm asking myself that well was it was the under pressure was the were. They covered the replacing. Oh no he just missed that throw like he was bouncing the ball to receivers over and over and coming off a shoulder surgery. You have to put those two together. And i don't know what happened last season in practice or on the field where bella check and the patriots for an office in you know what. Let's run that back again. Let's do that again. Couple of tweaks and we're in the super bowl. No they're not a couple of tweaks mississippi bull not based on performance. So we'll see. Do you think it was a health thing. I hope it was a healthy because at the beginning season before he caught cove it. I i was prompt. It was promising what i saw like two or three games. I was really excited for what i felt possibly do. And put himself in position to be a solidify starting quarterback for the patriots or any team. But i also wanted to see him. Get a long term deal and i felt like if he would've patriots have ball he would have been a position to get one of those three four year contracts from somebody else so since that didn't happen like you said they running it back jill krudick worldwide people for second. Sure i'm sure you've seen the clip. I'm sure everyone listening to seen the clip. The oklahoma girls high school game. One of the announcers has a hot mic uses the n. Word like not just throwing around rally really uses the n. word and then apologizes. his apology. Mentions that he suffered from diabetes and is sugar was spiking and sometimes that causes him to say things that he regrets jalen. What do you think about the apology. People show you who you who they are believe him and you know must stance on stuff like this and it probably varies from a lot of people. That even look like. I don't get upset with stuff like this. I like what people show me. Where were how they feel. I like i like. That's the reason why i don't like the term cancel because i want people to express themselves and let me know where they stand and bought away shouts who those young ladies who decided that not only. Do i wanna play basketball. Because something is something that i love to do. I also care about the humanity of myself than others. And i'm willing to take a knee as a high school student knowing that i'm gonna be criticized how that i wanna give them all tops in world on by the way you know who won that tournament right. No one tournament right they. You're talking about. They did and let's let's really break down what he said so basically they were nearly and he called them little n words reich. I don't think he's little bit sure. He called them in words. Yes okay so don't like you know. Let me say sometimes to cover up is worse than a crime. This cheap that You should just keep them and he had the nerve the not only use that as part of his apology but somebody actually both that in a statement like you know when you write things down. Actually -ccomplish him. You know you try things that usually gives you a chance to go back correct. You just titans right so you put that in the atmosphere to make yourself even more foolish because being diabetic be racist are two different things. I thought ooh yes. I don't i don't believe that they're related. And also you can't. And then he mentions the diabetes and then immediately. But i take full responsibility. You don't take full responsibility for. Responsibility is taking full responsibility and not mentioning the sugar spike. So he he kinda like sandwich. Diabetes mentioned with. But i'm responsible and i take full responsibility like no you don't and you make good point. It's one thing if if you get caught doing something wrong. Ears are off the cuff just searching for answers and reasons explanations and you mentioned the sugar spike but when you have someone write it down and put it out in a in a prepared statement that multiple people had is on before went out. That's just just cruise. That just proves just how backwards the thinking of this and the people around me and i love you brother and it's important for you and say this publicly because it matters in audience been with us ten years the the The abundance of topics that we are now discussing the have racial overtones is not like this just started. The difference is technology. Sale falls microphones. That's the difference. We're now getting visuals. We're now getting audio of some of the racist thoughts and feelings that people have and so. I feel about his case. He should get filed nasa. Fire bologna's you. By the way. I don't even think he got fired. Yes so tell us i'm shocked. I'd be shocked if he does not get fired at also be shocked if someone else hired him after he was fired from what he was doing was girls high school game. Might have been volunteering time. Mr rose i want to say. Thank you for your patience. We had a lot of technical issues behind the scenes today. Everyone listening to this is what let's you not want to give a big shout to our crew bigshots jay bilas for his patients. Jalen appreciate your patience as well and we will be back tomorrow. Why is that. we're not done. we're not done. We are not done jab. Goodyear knows why we all love basketball. It's the sound of the buzzer the roar of the crowd. The swish of the net. It's the spin on the ball as it's released the squeaking sneakers before an inbound pass the time out that gives us perspective on the moment we in love basketball because we love movement. And so we're asking you the fans. What moves you. Goodyear more driven.
Fan vote lifts Luka over Dame into All-Star starting lineup
"We want the best of both worlds. We want a hybrid a smarter hybrid cloud approach. Ibm helps retailers. Manage supply chains with watson. Ai while predicting demands with ease the world is going hybrid with ibm visit ibm dot com slash hybrid cloud. Welcome to the dump. I'm rachel nichols alongside future hall of famer. Vince carter and nba champ. Richard jefferson coming up the all-star fan vote gave lucas dodge. The edge over damian lillard for the final spot in the west back court disrespectful to dame dollar. We will discuss that and a little bit later on. You'll see my conversation with jimmy butler heading into saturday's finals rematch between the heat and lakers on abc. Stick around to think what jimmy has to say about his acting chops. It's it's it's a good conversation. It's jimmy it's going to be entertaining. You know that all right. We begin with last night's potential finals preview between the nets and lakers brooklyn dominated. A shorthanded lakers team already missing. Anthony davis finished schreuder scratched from the lineup because of colin protocols not that long before the opening tip the nets were of course without k. d. themselves but still had five players scored double figures last night with that win. The nets are now ten and one against teams with records over five hundred. Not so good teams under five hundred. We'll get to that later after the game. Lebron and kyrie talked about seeing each other again down the road next man up and You know whatever number was tall just had to pick each other up. I was missing. You know already. And they are starting point guard and dennis biglaw force. But you know. Listen they they have missing. They're missing a big piece of their their team as well we just. Doesn't you know to our capabilities tonight. I'll give credit so we'll we'll see them down the line again and we look forward to it with a whole entire healthy late. You're seeing. that's what we really want I know everybody wants to so. I'm looking forward to the challenge and cnn own down a lot seeing down the line so richard. How worried should the defending champs be about what we're seeing from the nets right now especially last night. I think the entire league should be worried to tell you the truth. What what all honesty the entirely should be worried about what you're seeing from this net. Stand that means that when they are playing against a high level team they show up and place when they play against a team. That's not so much. They kind of their their lack of defense shows up. But you know even kyri. There was an attitude about it. He's like we'll see him down by with all of the guys that that's what they say that's what we wanted to. We basically saying like we didn't want any excuses right. Yes they were missing. Anthony davis. We're missing kevin durant bright so it was like we didn't want any excuses for. We're gonna do the exact same thing when they have their full team and we have their full team well. I'm taking a step farther. They yes they should be worried but they need to be worried about getting out the west. I because if that gentleman right there that you see. Anthony davis doesn't come back. They still need to secure a spot in the west to getting out meeting. Utah end or the clippers. So i i think are they said you definitely need to be worried about. Everyone should be worried about the nets right now but the lakers have to worry about the way. The the utah jazz playing and of course. You know the clippers has been wanting to get to be big brother in la as you know for so two long so this is an opportunity for them to take advantage of. If there's no. I mean look when the season started. The feeling was a lot of people at the lakers. Sort of ranked up here almost in their own group because they were the champions and they had probably the best offseason of any team so they're champions and they got better well. The clippers have gotten off to a pretty strong start. This season and the jazz are an actual physical fire. I am convinced. They have to carry a fire extinguisher with them at all times. Just so that they don't do damage to over court that they are on so they are now moved up in the echelon in tears as well so before. You look as you say. Vince across the pond over to the east part of the country. You want to get get it right in the west and that depends on. Anthony davis now last night coach. Frank vogel said that they expect to be out for four weeks. so that's a lot longer than just. Oh we'll see again after the all star break. Then how conservative do you think the lakers can afford to be with this timetable. Out be you. I want them to be extremely conservative. We got. We got to see what happened to k. d. and it was unfortunate in a lot of us are up. Sure you saw it as well. We all know k. D. we don't want you to play because you could potentially get hurt. And what happened. So i look at the same situation with. Add take as long as you need a month. Two months say you take two months two and a half months come back two weeks a month left in the season. Get yourself back into shape. Get back in rhythm take the first round to kind of get yourself going to the number one seed but you wanna put yourself in that position there. You don't want to risk getting hurt now and out for the rest of the season you put yourself in a different situation. Where like you might get out of the second round. Even get to the western conference finals at that point. I'm gonna take it one step. Further to what. Ben is saying ultimately if anthony davis gets hurt or if he's not one hundred percent healthy you're going to lose him for two seasons that means championship this year. That means no championship next year. So you want to be extremely cautious right. So i'm okay with that. Hey you can come back with two weeks ago on the season because we don't want your your cap aquiles at eighty percent and ninety percent. We wanted at one hundred percent and so two percent and compensate. If you're playing. Well the lakers are the favorite in the western conference. I think the nets have started to question people on whether or not they Whether or not the lakers should be the favorite the nba. Probably have the biggest say in that. So far we'll look for people questioning your math richard. You're basically saying if the happens to what happens to. Ad happened with what happened with. Kevin durant right. He had the achilles strain rate he was out for a little bit or calf strain and there always sort of what exactly are we calling it and of course. It's all the same area the leg wherever you happen to call it. And then of course. We saw him come back from the nba finals ruptured achilles and then was out for an additional whole chunk of time with in his case it was almost a year and a half the schedule connected to here. Yeah it's all connected so yes so you're not going to rush him back if he has that achilles injury you're not going to rush back like you you're not going to rush him back the following season now you're pro in and you're just adding insult to injury so like our. It is probably a two seasons season process from there. Yeah absolutely so they do not want to get into that. And i think the whole league learned from the kevin durant example about a year and a half ago and everyone. Maybe being over overcautious. So guys we're gonna talk all star later in the show. Because the starters were revealed in the east kyrenia bradley beal back started katie. Jaanus embiid frontcourt starters. Kevin durant earns team captain in the west. Lebron is the captain he's joined in the frontcourt by yokich and kawai. And in the backhoe we've got steph curry and luka doncic luca barely edging out damian lillard for that final starting spot now the players and the media vote had dame ahead of donald start. Just want to say that again. The players and the media voted for lillard ahead of luca but the fan vote counts for fifty percents. So that is what propelled luca into the starting lineup. Meanwhile current nba players and the media panel for twenty five percent each. So richard are the fans disrespecting dame or are they the ones that got it right now. It's hard you're disrespect. Name say you're not disrespecting day by having luke. Lucas wanted to stars in this league without a doubt so there is no lose lose situation. There's no win win. i will say this. These are the times where everybody was the reason why we have a video player. Vote is because people were getting frustrated. By what the fans were doing. This is a great singer. Here will deign lillard has had a better season. The players the media and now the fans are again. Luca is one of the next superstars. He's twenty two years old trae young with starter last year in the all star game. You want to see these. Young stars and young but ultimately is day more. Deserving guests dame is more deserving but you're not losing anything by adding luka doncic as a starter in the all star game. His numbers are good. They're just not having a great season. And that's one thing one of the things i was going to add What you say portland fourth in the west. Alice is is what tenth in the west. So i mean that matsuda think players so if you think you know dame lillard is playing the best basketball you see the number of similar but is playing basketball. So he's putting up these numbers on a better in a better situation and therefore in the in the west of using lucas playing lucas basketball triple doubles and all their tests. And i say to this the only thing that for for for dame that he has against him is local has a country of servia in his corner. Yes you're not gonna win that that reminds me are gonna take you back yao-ming You're not gonna you're not gonna lose. Your has has a country behind him in support so when it comes to giving fifty percent to the fans and you're talking about china voting for yeah. You're you have no chance lucas darlene. They love him. He's great basketball in the states so he has fans there plus is his country. Yeah he's countryman. So that's that's that's that's how it's going to be until the until the rule change. Look we always say about some of the stuff like. It's not a popularity contest. This is a popularity contest. This is literally what it is. So yes i think there is something to the fact that the nba. Let's all star be four and about the fans we the media you guys players have votes and other things that come down the pike whether it's all mba whether it's for awards. This is actually just a popularity contest so there is something to the fact that. Hey these guys are the most popular finished. I was just gonna say that. I hope the fans. Maybe it's because they play in the western conference and more late night games. I hope more fans start paying attention to what damian and the trailblazers are doing because cj mccollum is out of merkich is out and he is lifting that team not by himself. But he's doing the heavy lifting into fourth place and that to me you deserve the all star. Vote just wanted to say this. The fans is also weakness for the fans. Like you said we as players that is one of the goals. As as a player you get you get bonuses and all that to be an all star that saying you're playing the best basketball you deserve to be in the all star game or an all-star starter and and like you said dame deserves to be a starter. Unfortunately it's pretty much in the hands of the fans. That's just how it's been. There's been situations like that before we've heard so it's just an unfortunate situation but we get to dictate who wins the real awards laying on the season. So i guess it depends on how you look at it. I mean we want that kicker from the shoe company from other sponsor that little extra million to fifty five hundred means something. That's what these guys are kind of just depends twenty five thousand fifty for those guys not for me without those. That means something to these guys. Richards face is is worth a thousand words really. And i can't follow that face up so i'm just gonna say coming up we'll get the honest and the bucks they've lost five straight will their struggles come Their struggles them. Now come playoff time. We want the best of both worlds. We want a hybrid a smarter hybrid cloud approach with. Ibm has retailers. Manage supply chains with watson. Ai while predicting demands with ease the world is going hybrid with ibm visit. Ibm dot com slash. Hybrid cloud do own or rent your home share you and i bet it can be hard work you know it's easy bundling policies with geico geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to geico dot com. Get a quote and see how much you could save. Its geico easy. Geico dot com today. That's geico dot com. We now welcome in nba insider. Dave we wanna to earlier for the lakers segment. Your camera is working against you. But i have to say i'm thrilled. You've joined us for this segment instead because we're gonna talk about caroling and you covered. Richard jefferson and kyrie. So you know all about trolling larry. David is your favorite. So i think you are perfectly qualified for this segment. And i will tell everyone why top-rated casinos claims to know which nba players are the most trolled on social media they compiled roughly housing tweets center various nba players between october. Twenty twenty and january twenty twenty one and each tweet was analyzed for positive negative or neutral words using the online analytics tool that they develop now hat tip to alex kennedy for bringing this to our attention it over at who played according to the study steph. Curry was the most trolled player followed by russell. Westbrook joel embiid. Then lebron then pay the kyrie. So dave as someone who. I know's studies internet responses more than any of my other friends. What do you think about. The fact that steph is at the top of that list and then the other guys are down further over it to what i love about. Is that both lebron and steph. Curry are one of the top. Most hated players. Also one of the topmost love players analyze those tweets. It reminds me of that. Final koby commercial. He had for nike where he had all the fans in the stands and there was the lovers and haters and to me. That's what brings more attention to our game to the nba. If you have these polarizing figures they bring in all sorts of yours whether they like them or dislike them. They can't keep their eyes off them. And i think that's great for the nba. It's great for the nba. It's great for all of us. It's great for these players because the opposite of love is not hate it's indifference. I'd rather love me hate me with. Don't care about me. I'd rather you have about me but have enough in you. Tell everybody your opinion. Tell me you love me. Tell me eight me but just don't say you don't care because then it becomes a problem like are can do it. I tell you earned it. Because everyone of these guys particularly steph and lebron has killed their team and that's when you kind of hate them right for cold we've see yeah. We saw for many years. People hate kobe and then when he retired the world adored him and so on and so forth. This is kind of those things. Like you're killing my team but then you are so beloved by nba fans. I kind of picture you never getting on the. You never played against her on the postseason. You'd never get to play against of the ball. The archive wins that event. You know we have your back. Let's say it's been a long way. He went from one of the most hated players in the right he came to jersey and then he just shut everybody up. What his performance. After that. so part of it. You can use it as your motivation. And i saw vince through that very well. Well we just showed the clips from when we were together in jurassic park. By now i think it was a year and a half ago. I can't keep track of what the calendars anymore. But the way the toronto embraced and loved you in that moment vents. It was pouring rain. It was nighttime. It was crazy and the love for you. People were going. They were going nuts. People screaming and screaming your name. I thought it was really really beautiful. Gee i'll tell you that energy that night like the energy in the arena at the dunk contest. Yes exactly exactly a high bar. Dave can you just take a minute to explain how. Richard jefferson trolls on social media. I don't trust him to tell it. I trust you. Richardson looking for any online. You can pick and try to get in the mix. Because if he's in the mix people are talking about richard jefferson and that's good for richard jefferson of this. I get it. i will admit here. Vince atta apologized. You i used to be kind of reckless on twitter. This had to be either the first year you were in phoenix or the first year in dallas and you switch jersey number two twenty five rather than fifteen and. I'm pretty sure. I put out a tweet. That was richard jefferson wearing t twenty-five because it's jersey number plus the ten pounds. He gained in the off season. So i apologize right now. I'm embarrassed that i did that. Appreciate deleted the tweet but since we're having this open discourse and you allow me on the show. That's my my. Let me. let me say this though. This is the thing about my trolling all i. All i do is literally in the comments section. Just start an opportunity for people to discuss. And then i leave and i leave you drop a bomb and then i leave that. I might come back and check. It'd be like ooh people were not happy about that. And i just keep it moving. The trolling is when you're constantly constantly do it. I just dropped one in the comments section. I did richard basically spreads kerosene across the floor lights. The match over shoulder walks out the door watch burn. What about when when you were a player and fans in the stands. And you were trolling. My first of all first of all there might have been a time. Where a miami fan or many fan one band member. I remember when my trash and i missed the shot in the families. Stay out of the gym. Why don't you stay out of the club. And i was like tell your girl to stop calling me and i will go whole loses it. This was back in our single younger days. But look i. Love crowd interactions. I love ban interactions. And they're not always positive. Sometimes you know you get a courtside karen and you just gotta address. It cast gatt to there we go. We'll guys you're all sticking with us later in the show we're going to discuss who'll branch should pick with the first pick in the all star draft. He's got it again. Also coming up. Next i go one on one with jimmy butler on the heat. Slow start why. He loves playing against lebron despite that he acknowledges he has a losing record them all come stick with us. Tomorrow's finals rematch will answer some important questions. Right about both teams can the lakers win without. Anthony davis can the heat overcome their own injuries dealing with covid after-effects to turn their season around. I sat down with. Miami's jimmy butler to discuss these questions and a whole bunch of other stuff including his acting. Here's what he had to say. I m route three of their last twenty five possessions. I don't think anybody feels good about this. You know right now pump. Fake drive outside his pass. It gulf two teeth got hold wooden front capable of jimmy. How would you describe the way the miami heat or playing basketball right now. Terrible terrible terrible. Not the way that we say. We want to play. Not the way we're supposed to be playing but it's okay because who will turn around and like the saying says better late than never okay. So can you fill in the blank for me. At the end of this sentence the miami heat get back to the nba finals. If we win some games if we win some games that's cheating that answers cheating you finish this sentence so finish this sentence. We know when adversity hits. We're supposed to be better supposed to get better. Bring everybody up with this. Maybe here there. We we've forgotten that we will get back to a door. I promise you that we will. The bubble was so strange. It did attract the attention of so many non basketball fans. You were so isolated inside of it but you got out. Was there particular meeting with a stranger or any sort of incident that you were like. Oh i'm a lot more famous than i was. When i went into the bubble you know the craziest thing. It was all about big face coffey. Everybody wanted to know about face coffee. Every i to the local coffee shops around miami. Everybody would ask so big faces the thing of future they were checking out the competition. Jimmy just want to know is getting. I will say though just when you think you're famous jimmy. You were just a clue on jeopardy and the final clue hoops for one thousand recently. This baller barista launched big face coffee and turned his new team. The miami heat into title contender looking for jimmy butler. He should have done a better job with describing the thousand dollars. That's not enough. They were probably like two thousand dollars. That'd be well worth knowing. Who that individual is. I wouldn't answer who. I was one thousand dollars just to mention. Of course the biggest challenge for you this year for everybody has been kobe. Your team was hit really hard. You are out for ten games with corona virus. The reports were that you lost twelve pounds in one week. What was it like for you. How scary wasn't it scary. Don't believe reports of may lose twelve pounds either because that's not the case. I had a light headache. And i felt like i was ready to go. I wanted to compete. Obviously cannot do that but It it didn't. It didn't hit me that hard. Let's talk about a few things that have happened since you've been back. You guys played the knicks. And look you hit the deck at the end of that game you stay down. You were looking for the flagrant foul. And then you had the mischievous grin jimmy peaked out. You couldn't help yourself. How do you rate your acting job. Now that you've had a chance to look at it. It's ten the highest. Yes come on. That is elites character. It doesn't matter that broke character but everybody was like something's wrong. Something's wrong all right elite. Something's rome mental but but everybody was like. Oh my gosh everybody spoke. He did one of those gas. So i know i know i got a career in acting coming so that was not actually your first acting gig. You are from texas. Everyone knows you're a country music fan. I don't know what people know. You're actually in a luke bryan video. Though i would like you to rate your performance there as well as ten the highest yet ten also the highest fan. I'm video vixen. Come on you gotta understand this type of stuff. You put me in a music video. And i think i had braids in the video at the time to i mean i was. It was a ten and the video given a team a down in the music video acting as a team. That's crazy story. Twenty twenty nba champion to the los angeles lakers. We're about to see a finals. Rematch heat versus lakers. When you look back at the finals are you more. Happy that you were there or mad that you didn't win definitely mad that i didn't win like want to get that close to something and lose hurt really makes you mad but We're different teams. We want to show that we can beat so that would be a good start. Meet the guys that century home. La is missing one of its big guns right now. Anthony davis is her. What do you expect the game to be like say. I still got lebron. They still got some really good players taking our chances. I do every night doesn't always end up in the win in our favor but going into it. I like our chances. I really do coming up taking the heat. I'm thinking about all the games i've seen. You play lebron over the years all the different uniforms. You've both been in matchup after matchup. You love being out there against you can always tell. Why do you relish those so much. I wanna beat him. He always matters. We all know that. But i really enjoyed going against the best just to show that you know. I'm up there somewhere. Around level competing with him compete with anybody. We're going to see that mischievous grin again on saturday night this you will and in the playoffs later on this year i can book it never at a loss for words. Thank you so much to jimmy for sitting down now. Jimmy says you can book it for the heat in the playoffs. But as we talked about their play not quite getting them there yet they have lost three out of four currently sit outside not to say east playoffs but really in not even making a play game. They're in place right now. Richard what do you think is going wrong for them. I think there's a little bit of a hanover. Young players need to step up their game. Obviously not having jimmy for that extended period of time lack of practice time the short layoffs sometimes all of these things going to pot because when a team has struggled especially want like this it's never one thing and sometimes it's not to things but do i believe the miami heat will make the postseason. Yes i do where they fall in that rank. I'm not sure but there a five game winning streak winning seven of nine and then they'll be back in that playoff mix. Well i'm gonna say you guys were in the bubble. I didn't have the pleasure to be in the bubble. I think that has a lot to do with it. You know a lot said about guys who played well in the bubble and felt like it was secure enclosed and didn't have to worry about the outside world. It's a little different now. And i think you're you're starting to see a little bit of that as well but i you know i look at the second part of the season for a lotta these veteran teams like the miami he. They're getting their guys back. They have a chance to get healthy and they can make a run. They're not too far to two and a half games eighth place but mistaken so they have a chance. I believe in jimmy butler. And he's already said book. So i'm booking it right with them. They have a chance especially in an eastern conference where there are still only four teams is better even above five hundred every time. I look at the standings in the morning. I do a double take dave. I want to look at it from a lakers perspective. Even without anthony davis. How do you think lebron and the lakers can best leverage the heat current weaknesses when they meet up tomorrow night richer. You go back to the file. Today lakers lost that game five. There was an intense film session. We're regime rondo. Grabbed everybody's attention. Of course. He's on the hawks now. But a lot of those guys were in that film session. He said we got to get the ball. Out of jimmy butler hands and let the rest of the team beat us. They can still try to replicate that game plan. And this is the type of game where the lakers just wanna feel good about themselves again for last week and a half they've been scuffling along head overtime games against lesser opponents. They had anthony davis injury. They've lost two of the last three games. Dennis shooters status up in the air but the playing at home guys like alex caruso kyle kuzma look across at their opponent and say man. The last time. I saw these guys. It was the greatest day of my life championship. Let's try to get some of that feeling back And feel good about a saturday game. Primetime abc go back home to my own data winner. I think it could be get right type at night. The lakers excellent. Well dave i will see you there in the arena. Thanks so much for joining us today. Everyone else stick with us coming up. We're gonna talk about should select with the first pick of the all star draft now. Ad won't be playing so that one's out and now there's a lot of speculation and what he might do. I though here's what the jump recommends for this weekend. The go out here at whole stress and body. Just take the life out of every. Hannah like bill. You know your body. Tinley repeat feel superhuman alight. Reliable your courage just to go into the belly of the beast five really. Don't give a damn who out there on the court. Whoever gets down here florida's ram lebron james. Kevin durant named the captain's for next month's nba all star game. They will pick their respective teams from the remaining twenty two all stars on march fourth. So richard we only know the starter so far but you gotta assume the pool of starters is from which he would draft number one. Who would you take number one overall. If you lebron irving only miss you okay okay. Cool earth can't take kevin durant just lebron james. Just not taking. He's taking that guy right there who was number thirty for the golden state warriors. Oh i see that. Because that's masters kyrie kyrie and k. D. or go against each aren't gonna go together so i think i imagine that you're probably going to have steph. I don't know take take jaanus. Janas act stop. He's gonna take because look janas got with james hard staffing kyrie. Been battling against each other. Obviously the brahmin k. d. Then it's gonna go he's gonna he's gonna take dame then then gonna take luca. I'm telling you. I can see it already. It's going to be an actual very competitive game because you is going to his first pixel be steph. Curry man is on fire right now. Like you can't take k. D. so i'm thinking steph. And other than that. He might pick his luca you know because he's an admirer is and he's a pretty good player but you know there's some About that because i think if you take muka how would be to take luca. Then later on we can. He's taking damon have been katie. Is gonna take luca. Well dave got officially in the pool yet but we all know he's going to be an all star so there you go plus if he doesn't take kyrie katy kind of has to take hurry. I write just teammate politics. You will regardless okay. Yes he kinda kinda do so if he chooses anyone except kyri he kinda gets two picks in a row. If you're lebron right. Yeah yup it's going to be so fun to watch a game that nobody wants to be at so this is going to be exciting for every look. You have all these guys on the court together and it's hard to tell right because we've had all star games that are not competitive at all and all these guys on the court together has been nothing but with the new ilan ending that we experimented with last year it got super competitive and if something does tip these guys over into that competitive vibe it still i know i know it's not gonna be a regular all star game but richard. You don't think there's any chance that could get kind of real eric. Oh no no no no no. It's one hundred percent. They're one of the things that vinci no this. Hey we're here. We might as well win. So that's going to be here so here once the ball is tip and guys are running down the court you know you go through or whatever. I don't want to be here for a quarter after a while. It's kind of like all right. Yeah we're here in her face and he's to take off since they were doing everything just all. In one night the three point contest dunk contest and the game altogether. I had been lobbying for them to actually pick the teams right there on the court once again shutdown. All my good ideas. Just shut down by this league. Well we'll get some more next talk going on already we did. We did okay fine. That's a valid point. Fine up next richard vince. They're going to tell you who they trust. More the jazz the clippers. It's crunch time here on the jump. We've got a great nightcap of our nba doubleheader tonight on espn listened to those smooth jazz tones. The twenty four and five jazz taken on the twenty one to nine clippers here in la richard. Which team do you trust. More this season all. That's so true. That's so top right now. I trust the jazz because everything's rolling for them but come the postseason. Its top is way way to top. You're playing the jazz music. You're playing jazz music for reason. The jazz right now playing the best basketball twenty twenty one games one insane right now like you said rachel inspire is just. I don't know about the playoffs right now. you know. Regular season ended the giant. The jazz season hasn't started yet the season desert yet. There's either doesn't start until they have injury multiple guys out. That's the typical things have been going fairly smoothly for this group as far as long as they play music. This show. i'm happy. It's time for a leak past game of the night. Our producers selected thunder bucks at eight o'clock eastern milwaukee dropping. Its fifth straight game last night after losing to the raptors after the game. Yana spoke about their struggles. And explain why he is not hitting the panic button right now. Gonna food was good. I liked facing. Adversity are like like they now been knocked down. You know because that's the only way you improve things always go well and go your way you know the other side you know you. Don't fill it in our so now. Like still they are still being down. We can fill losing party. Meadow heights fills. You know we know how it feels. Not the united feels really will not making shop and a winning start going. Well do not wanna come back here. You don't wanna come this set of minor. We are right now you know. Try to do whatever it takes right. And i think it's now maybe i'm wrong. I don't know. I think it's my helpless as it seemed to to be mentally topic to bring maybe have to bring it and is it better. I mean a lot of that made sense vince. Debiasi right now maybe so this season. Yes after the all star break. You wanna play better basketball so if you're playing this bad basketball on the second part of season then you have to worry about today this week. Richard they can hear you tv tonight. We're going to be calling games. Smooth jazz is back. Richard will be on tv tonight. Just keep your tv locked on this station for the next like ten hours. And you'll hear more richard jefferson.
Pittsburgh Steelers Fact or Fiction: Sister Sledge edition
"Support for this. Podcast comes from progressive. What would you do with an extra eight hundred dollars. Buy a plane ticket. Pay down your student loan. Treat yourself to those shoes. You benign with progressive. You could find out drivers who switch and save save an average of seven hundred ninety six dollars on car insurance. Get your quote online at progressive dot com and see how much you can be saving national average annual car insurance savings by new customer survey to save with progressive in two thousand nineteen. First gillete ended pittsburgh. Steelers back your fiction from behind the steel curtain dot com. My name is brian. Anthony davis the podcast producer. Here at sc. And you know there's always so much to talk about when it comes to the pittsburgh steelers but the inquiry surrounding the black and gold are definitely ever-evolving especially this week with the steelers watching a future hall of famer retired from the team the according of another future hall of famer to the current team and the twentieth anniversary of the demolition of a legendary home three rivers stadium. Those three happenings. Make me think of the pittsburgh. Pirates anthem from nineteen seventy nine in so many more ways than just one. So here's a sample of. We are family. We are family. Get up and saying everyone can see where together as we walk on by and we fly just like birds of a feather. I won't tell no lie. All of the people around us they say. Can they be that close. Just let me say for the record. Were giving love in a family dose. Now you can ponder whether they are related here or not or if i just wanted an excuse to listen to some visco but anyhow there is always so much to wonder about. Ese tries to answer some of the poignant wondering ahead of time so take a listen to some bold statements on this and much more as we label them as fact or fiction will we be on point well only time will tell factor fiction number one. Three rivers. stadium is the greatest venue in pittsburgh. Sports history heinz field in park are gorgeous. Stadiums that are loaded with features and amenities that highlight a picturesque city skyline as its backdrop. Forbes field was acquaint in simple ballpark that was classic and modern off at the same time the oakland orchard as they called. It inspired the construction of more luxurious stadiums. Later on much. What we know today in fact even inspired yankee stadium people reminiscing of the park dubbed the house of thrills in nineteen fifty-nine talked about it being a perfect venue. Then there was three rivers stadium. Definitely wasn't the nicest of the three in fact was kind of a dump with little personality. In comparison the ashtray design the water stain turf and the dreary concourse are definitely not missed these days. But there's plenty of nostalgia there for guys like me. Fans like me male female. They grew up there whether they were there in person. Watched it on television. That's where they formed their love for pittsburgh teams. Now i'm talking about the pirates and the steelers and even throw in the penguins. They're too you'll find out why but the fact of the matter remains that what occurred there from nineteen seventy two. Two thousand was absolute magic. The stadium hosted seven. Afc championship games. That led to four super bowl champions eight and lcs two world series in a paint when stanley cup celebration that i even attended in nineteen ninety two when the steelers won their second stanley cup rainforest. The prayed into the stadium and that house was are rockin. I gotta tell you with the twentieth anniversary. This week of the implosion of the stadium at the confluence of the ohio. Managua and the allegany. The memories of that park just kept flooding back and it reminds us that you don't have to be pretty to be extraordinarily beautiful factor fiction number two. It will be a long time until the steelers play in february once again fiction you know. A lot of steeler fans are under the impression that when big ben rothlisberger leaves and actually probably maybe at this juncture that the steelers are in for a long and arduous rebuild but last year's draft featured three players that the steelers couldn't build around in the persons of chase claypool alex highsmith and kevin dotson even. Cbs sports dot com did a redraft of the twenty twenty draft which the steelers had no first round picks willingness. Redraft three of these players. Claypool highsmith dotson were drafted in the first round in a fictional redraft. That means that the steelers definitely have not forgotten how to draft players now the season before the steelers acquire three players devon bush diontae johnson and minkah fitzpatrick that arrived as part of a trade in some way shape or form. Sure the salary cap situation is great for the time being. But the steelers haven't had a losing season since two thousand and three and have only seen record fall below five hundred a mere eight times. In fifty seasons the franchise knows how to compete. If the issues of twenty twenty find a way to get remedied a few roster tweaks here and there the steelers improve upon their twelve hundred four mark and a super bowl. Berth really isn't that far out of the realm of possibility. Ask for life after benn. If the steelers make the right investment at the quarterback position there might not be a drought whatsoever. The likes of nine thousand nine hundred eighty two two thousand four factor fiction number three teams do not need a running quarterback to win in the national football league fact. We just saw a forty three year old by the name of tom. Brady win the super bowl for the seventh time. Mr brady has never been accused of being fleet of foot not at all. In fact robert read. You know the guy who played the famed patriarch. Mike brady on the brady bunch. While that mr brady went actually be faster than the five time superbowl. Mvp and he passed away in one thousand nine hundred eighty two sure. It's great to have a mobile quarterback. Patrick mahomes mobility just kept him from being murdered against the staunch defense of tampa bay. The only quarterbacks of cain closest to being considered runners to win that big one in the last ten years would be russell wilson and mahomes and they are still known more for their passing ability. Probably the best running quarterback with nfl is lamar jackson and he is only one in three in the playoffs. The running quarterback is the wave of the future. We know that with the run pass option but it has not acquainted to many championships yet. So far factor fiction number four marquees penalties retirement leaves a bigger voice than most fans think fact policy was a great player for the steelers since being drafted in the first round by the steelers in two thousand ten. It could be argued that had the rookie center not been injured in the afc championship. Game against the jets. That the steelers would have won that super bowl against the packers. I'm talking about super bowl. Forty five the nine time pro bowl selection and twice all pro was not at his peak performance in twenty twenty but a better option was not and is still not on the roster. We're the steelers will definitely feel. Even more of a loss is pouncey is a vocal team leader in the locker room on the sidelines and on the practice field policies retirement may even signal the close of ben rothlisberger career before twenty twenty one once again penalties. A future hall of famer and this is a big big void factor fiction number five the steelers signing. Jj watt is a foregone conclusion fiction. Now we talked about the theme. We are family when we talked about three rivers. Stadium marquees pouncey. And now we're talking about it when we're talking about. Jj watt who's not even on the roster but this is something that steeler nation has been talking about for a very long time now and that actually could happen. The eldest brother has asked for and received his release from the franchise. That makes your uncle. Louis pyramid scheme seemed like a sound business model. The houston texans now number. Ninety nine is free to go wherever he pleases. Everybody is assuming that. Jj will automatically join his brothers in black and gold in the steel city. Unfortunately it doesn't exactly work that way. It's just not that easy sure. The watt brothers are very tight but come into play here and just in james could be offered the kind of coin that the steelers can't come up with under the cap in the couch cushions. Cleveland and many others could pony up quite a bit now. Last report was twelve to fourteen. Teams have already reached out to. Jj watt now. Jj has had plenty of paydays in the league and seems to be financially well off because of endorsements his television career and so much more however it comes down to what the three-time nfl defensive player of the year values. Most does he want to be a winner. it seems like he does. Does he want to join his brothers and forsake more money for the sake of winning a championship with family. That's a possibility too. And that's what pittsburgh steeler fans are hoping for with. This can go in a direction that nobody ever expected. Jj is taking the weekend to think about it. He's hoping to have a decision by next week. Hopefully it's a black and gold decision. Well are we on point or are we way off base. That's what factor fiction is all about and your opinion counts to for fact fiction. My name's braden okay.
Zack Meisel, The Athletic Cleveland
"This is the sporting life on. Espn radio and the ESPN APP. Here's Jeremy Schaap. A quarter century ago. Baseball CAME BACK TO LIGHT IN CLEVELAND. After decades of Dormancy Nineteen ninety-five Indians. Were an exciting team. They ended up winning the pennant learning the world series to the Atlanta Braves. There the subject of a new book. Cleveland rocked the personality. Sluggers magic of the one thousand nine hundred ninety five Indians written by Zack. Meisel of the athletic who joins us? Now ZAC thanks for being with us. Thanks for having me Jeremy. All right so you know. I already kind of Gave Away You know The ending they don't win. They lose the braves that great braves team that only won one world series despite winning like forty five consecutive division championships What's so fascinating about the one thousand nine hundred five Indians other than this remarkable collection of personalities and talents or maybe that is the most interesting thing I should say well You hinted at it because it was really a perfect storm of a team that had been built from the ground up years in advance. And then this franchise moves into this beautiful new BALLPARK IN DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND. And the timing could not have been more perfect where you have a team emerging from this forty year slumber where they were the dregs of the league they were. They reached such a low point that they had a famous movie made after them. Of course so that was chariots of fire right. That was the case. Exactly you know your movies tres. The timing was perfect and you had a city that was so desperate and so hungry for something to get behind and not only. Do they have a winning team? But the fashion in which they want with all these walkup victories and come from behind wins and yeah the personalities where you had an imposing slugger Albert Belle colorful characters like Omar vizquel and Kenny. Lofton savvy veterans. Who had been around the block? It was just the perfect mix for a city that was just waiting and waiting and waiting for exactly that I mean and and this this lineup I mean I'm looking at it now. I mean Manny Ramirez in ninety five when he's twenty three hitting thirty one home runs You've got as you mentioned Albert Bell. Fifty that year with one hundred twenty. Six runs batted in Jim. Thome e would end up being a six hundred homerun player and Kenny. Lofton and Omar Vizquel and Carlos by era. And you've got Eddie. Murray a another future hall of Famer Dave Winfield another future hall of Famer all these guys making contribution some larger than others. Obviously this incredibly exciting team. Would it mean in Cleveland to have a team after fifty years almost fifty years since its last World Series Championship in Nineteen Forty Eight? That team what did it mean to Cleveland. Have a team like this around. Well there's no better way to explain it then to say that two days after the Indians lost game six and the braves celebrated in Atlanta. The Indians returned to downtown Cleveland. For a celebration with tens of thousands of fans packing the streets and climbing onto traffic lights and lampposts in downtown Cleveland. And they lost but it meant so much to that city to finally have something some thread to get them through the summer and and the early part of fall Which they had waited so long for that and you know it came in. This is nineteen ninety five and the browns left in nineteen ninety five so it was it really was the start of something to and I think of course fans were disappointed in the end result but it had been so long and really most of the people who experienced that ninety five team not around the last time the made the postseason nineteen fifty four. When they didn't win a postseason game they were swept in the world series so it has been since nineteen forty eight since they had a playoff run. So that's forty seven years. Nobody remembered that so. This was the first time they could remember having something to keep them. Invested for six months and so even with the end result. I think there was an appreciation for what that lineup accomplished. Boulevard famers or would be all of famers should be all famers and a pitching staff. That was pretty underrated too. They just had all of the elements. And it's just really galvanized Cleveland. I gotTA admit And we're figuring Zack. Meisel about his new book. Cleveland rocked precise sluggers and magic of the nineteen ninety-five Indians. And I know I should know this. I mean I was covering baseball on a daily basis. I totally forgot to Orel. Hershiser won sixteen games for them. I mean I didn't really. I mean I remember. Nagy and I remember Dennis Martinez Martinez won twelve yet a very good year for them Nagy was. This is a typical kind of Charles. Nagy sixteen and six with a four five five But hershiser who is thirty six went sixteen and six with a three point eight seven. Era IN JOSE. Mesa had forty six saves with a one point one three era. Yeah what you think about you. Think about the hitters on those teams but there there was some effective pitching going on as well as they won one hundred games. Yeah no one ever recognizes the fact that they led the American league in era and they were really good at preventing walks and hits. And you didn't have much traffic on the basis and the hitters would tell the pitchers just just hold them. You don't need to throw a shutout just limit them to a few runs and let Albert Belle and Jim thome and Manny Ramirez. Kenny Lofton Eddie. Murray do their thing. Unbelievable so yeah you can see if you look at the ages of the roster. It's really interesting because most of the roster was was bill from within. They drafted well. They traded well So you had young hitters in that lineup like told me Ramirez and then they when they knew that it was time to to hit the gas pedal. That's when they went out and they signed Dennis Martinez even though he was forty years old. They signed. Eddie Murray. Who was nearing the end of his career and then right before the ninety five season they signed. Orel Hershiser to be that. If the missing coggin that rotation and hershiser ended up having a fantastic season he was the MVP of the LCS against America. So you know it's funny when I think about the Indians from the mid nineties there was that you know I. It meant so much as well. Because there'd be no world series ninety four. We have mentioned that so it was kind of this unique circumstance to people were hungrier for World Series. And perhaps they were typically because what happened ninety four but two years later in ninety seven they get to game seven Against the MARLINS and and they they lose that one in when I think of the Indians of the ninety s There's so much talent but they don't quite get over the top. What what's what's the team. That means more in the heart hearts and minds of people from Cleveland. The ninety five team or the ninety-seven team. Yeah it it's the ninety five team for a couple of reasons number one. They hadn't disappointed anybody yet. So that's what made that summer. So special is it was all new and fresh and IT WAS FOREIGN TO CLEVELAND. Fans who were used to the team being in the basement by June first so that was one part of it. I think that's why people were more accepting of the end result even though they weren't happy with it obviously But in ninety seven that team didn't click until late August. They were treading water. They didn't have much of a division lead. In fact they were trailing the white sox for a while and then they played a little better down the stretch. I think they want to eighty seven games kind of limped into the playoffs and just caught fire at the right time. Had some some clutch hits at some key moments in October to get to the world series but again that's by that point you they lose ninety five in the World Series Ninety six. It was a first round exit so there was more of a sense of urgency and I think fans were less forgiving especially when they had the lead in the ninth inning in game. Seven in Miami and couldn't shut the door. I gotTa tell you before before we let you go. Is that when I think about Albert Bell and he was this tremendous talents Enigmatic I think is a fair way of describing him maybe maybe a charitable way of describing him when he became a free agent and he eventually goes to Baltimore. I remember that off season trying the producers working with Willie Wind. I were trying to get an interview with him and dealing with his brother. His late brother Terry yet and and Terry Terry finally I can't remember he I think he told he told our producer. Willie Wind Bam. We were telling him eight. Look you've got to trust. This could be a fair story. We're not out to get Albert Bell. We want an interview with him. You know Blah Blah. He said No. You don't ever said I don't want a fair story. I want a good story. Kim thought that kind of said something. It wasn't just about Albert Bell but about the dealings between athletes and reporters generally speaking what what was up with Albert Bell. Where do we begin? Do you have a few hours? And we don't have that much time. But you're an expert on the subject the fascinating thing to me maybe the most compelling nugget during the research and interview process for the book was how close they were to cutting ties with him before he ever reached the major leagues just because they were sick of dealing with the antics whether he was frustrated with reporters or taking out his his anger. From what happened in the batter's box on a clubhouse bathroom sink or the dinner table or the Thermostat it was always something and you know that some of the people in the front office said. Hey It's time we have to cut ties and there were other people who gave some push back and said disguise are only prospect. We can't cut ties with him now. He's he's the future. There's no future at all. So it's it's amazing to imagine that lineup without him. Certainly you have some good hitters. But I don't think you're striking fear into the opposing pitchers like you do when when you have that menacing glares staring back at you in the batter's box who was always hitting fourth for the Indians I it he was. He really was the heartbeat of ninety five team It was just such a studious. Hitter kept diligent notes about every single pitcher every single at that still has them to this day and no you didn't want to model your your off the field routines necessarily after him But everything he did to prepare for games. You can see how that rubbed off on. Young Henry told me and Ramirez and it paid dividends for the Indians immediately ended. The long-term Zach maizels new book. Is Cleveland Rock? The precise sluggers magic of the nineteen ninety five Indians and Zach covers the Indians for the athletic previously covered the team for Cleveland Dot Com and MLB. And you're you're about thirty years old. Yes exactly so you only five. What did you have any memories? Personal Memories of this team is a five year old at the time. Yes that. That's what made me Kinda jump at. The idea is my very first memory of watching. Sports is what I remember exactly where I was watching game six of the world series so I remember David Justice hitting the home run which was the only run in that game. The braves winning one. Nothing and You know I it was when you're a kid growing up in Cleveland in the nineties and you played baseball. You Love Baseball. That's there's no better introduction to the sport and watching that team so it doesn't matter to you that they ended up merely as runners-up this is this is this is your team forever. I mean it's it really was just the perfect Just had every element you could ever want and you think about especially where we're at now where we don't have sports and we're all trying to cling to anything we can that resembles competition. It really hits home to me. Just how important baseball has been not just in my life but in plenty of people especially people in Cleveland who grew up with those nineties Indians and those teams got so close but couldn't get over the Hump and just how baseball is such a constant and every day in the summer you go to work you come home. There's a game on you know it's the weekend and it's nice out. You can listen to the game while doing something outside. You can go down to the ballpark. So it's that ninety. Five team was the perfect example of what it means when you are invested. Got That that next game every single day. There's some new results that you can process and to not have that right now I kinda. It's furthers that point a little bit more. Those Indians teams. Were Fun to watch. They were exciting to cover as well. I remember covering current them in the ninety seven. Lcs I guess but it was a little bit of a different team at that point anyway Zach it's terrific of you to spend this time with us and share your memories and his New Book Zach Muzzles New Book as I said is Cleveland Rock the personality sluggers and magic of the nineteen ninety five Indians. What a collection of talent and character Zach. Thanks so much for joining us here on the sporting life you got Jeremy. Thanks so much. I'm Jeremy Shop and you can listen to new editions of the sporting life every Saturday and Sunday morning on ESPN radio and the ESPN APP. Beginning at six am eastern time.
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Vlad Guerrero Jr. Is Finally Living Up To The Hype
"In the american league's current home. Run king is a name. That's familiar to most baseball fans vladimir guerrero junior breaking fear. That's a be close. It's three years ago. Guerrero was considered one of the most exciting prospects in baseball. But he didn't quite live up to the hype during his first few seasons in the show today the athletics caitlyn mcgrath joins us to talk about how glad junior overcame those early struggles to find. Mvp caliber form in twenty twenty one. And if the guerrero we're seeing now is here to say it doesn't feel like this is sort of just a hot streak and we're going on two months into the season now so i don't really have any reason to believe that he would let up from wondering in the athletic. I'm tiffany ocean sqi. It's monday june seven and this is the lead. Okay caitlyn as we all know. The blue jays have been unable to play in their home stadium. Toronto they'd been marooned down in florida since the pandemic shut everything down last march and now they're back north but across the lake in buffalo new york so as the team's beat reporter. Are you disappointed about missing out on both the beach and now the wings well not so much the wings. Because i don't eat meat. So i'm not missing much but i i will say i do love buffalo. I've been there a few times. Obviously the blue jays have had their affiliate there and being from toronto. It's a very close drive over there and it's a cool city. I think an underrated city. I'm all about buffalo. But yeah like. It's been a challenge covering the team from afar. The last couple seasons here well. One of the bright spots of covering this team has to be watching vladimir guerrero. Junior played day in day out. Now vlad's time in the majors from celebrated prospect to mvp hopeful. Hasn't been a line exactly but before we get into that. Can you just give a quick snapshot of just how good this guy has been this season. Yeah it's really been. I would say like a breakout campaign for vladimir grow junior and it's funny to hear breakout and vladi grou- junior in the same sentence because he was such a hyped prospect and seen how he's been able to play this year it's looks like he's kind of delivering on all that hype that was around him a couple years ago. Senator this is long over the hitters. I in beeps feel. He's hitting the ball exceptionally well. He looks calm and composed at the plate. His plate discipline is about as good as you can ask for drills a ball right center field added and that was a beautiful at bat. Took a fastball inside. Because it wasn't a pitchy was looking for and gets a breaking ball out over the plate and drills it like if you look at some of the offensive numbers he's got the best in the major leagues leads all the majors in van graphs war on. So that's just kind of combining the offensive and defensive play after the first pitch at ripped off the wall down in the corner guerrero. We'll get into second base with a sly head of the trump. He's been a huge difference maker for the blue jays and honestly like a team that is looking to get better this season. This is a season where they want to sort of. Make a push in the al which is not an easy thing to do. And without the play of vlad guerrero junior. They would not be where they are right now. Well a reason game against the nationals. Which really seem to be an exclamation point on what's been this breakout season. So can you walk us through what happened that night. Show here you go this matchup. Everybody's looking for basis loaded one vlad guerrero against match sir zor. Obviously that was the game that he hit three home runs drive. Get up fog. Grand swam for bradey junior. Leave jayson stark. One of our baseball reporters here said that glad grow senior. Never hit three home runs in a game. So that's something that vlad juniors abrahams do mind you again in only in his third season but his dad never was able to g gotta try his second home run of the night to straight away center. Two of those home runs. Came against max. Scherzer like future hall of famer max scherzer and then another one came to kind of give him the hat trick over. That was the first game where you look so completely locked in. And i will say that you should never expect a player to be able to hit three home runs in a game like it's extraordinary. But the way the vlad was playing that month the way he's continued to play. It's almost like not surprising when he does that. It just looks almost effortless. That when he hit three home runs or like yeah. Da runs in a game. Like that's what he does now. Yeah he's pretty amazing. So looking back guerrero was one of the most hyped young players in baseball as you said when he was coming through the blue jays system. I mean this is a guy who famously hit home run off a hotel roof in the minor leagues deep. Left field could a hotel. It hits the hilton garden during his first she seasons in the majors guerrero struggled a little bit to live up to those mythical expectations so what was going wrong for him during his first few seasons with the blue jays. Yeah i think there was a few factors at play. I think that part of it was. Yeah the hype was huge around him at the same time. I'm not sure that anything that he would have done. What if lived up to that hype. It was extreme. And so i think that there was a lot of attention on him. Which would tough to deal with as a young player. And i think that it just took him some time to get accustomed to major league pitching. I think that. Sometimes we don't quite conceptualize the difference between minor league pitching in major league pitching and vlad with such a special talent in the minor leagues that he was able to just kind of out. Hit minor league pitching very effortlessly. I think he was just his talent with so much above and so there was a lot of things that were going right for him. The minor leagues and i think it was just a bit of a big jump and we have to keep in mind that he was quite young when he made his debut he was only twenty as a really young and so i think that it's kind of took him some time to just kind of understand the major league lifestyle the routines that he needed to gain plan properly to know how are gonna approach him to make those adjustments and it looks like it's all kinda come together for him this year and how has he managed to turn that around the season. Can you talk about the regimen. Change this off season that has helped impact lead success and has taken his game to the next level. One of the of story lines that emerged last year was that he wasn't in his best physical shape especially after the shutdown and he came back during summer camp for the sixty game season and he really wasn't in the best shape moldova. Wouldn't off me. You grow the last couple of years. They knew i was coming here out of shape on prepare myself very well. I said that. All and i felt like at that moment that my team. They an apology for me. And he was disappointed in himself and he actually was quite candid. He apologized to his teammates. He sort of vowed that he would get in better shape in credit to him. he did. Grade yellow pathology lewis. I wanna make sure to. Parts of my game were ready and But yeah go we focus on the way laws on as i right now. I love off forty two pounds. He looks better. he is playing better. You can just see the difference in his game. He looks more agile. he looks more fit. His flexibility has improved his strength and conditioning stuff. And you're kind of seeing that play out. I think the defensive play. It's been quite noticeable. Zoubek over the quicker that i'll say that's the word to describe. All i did quicker on all aspects of my game right now. I feel a lot quicker on on everything. Defensively on offense. He looks like he's also handling the sort of the mental side of the game. Better doesn't look like he's ever really thrown from a bad game or a bad at bat. It looks like he's still very confident in his own abilities so he can go out there and he knows what he's able to do and i think that's been really important for him this year. What his teammates and coaches had to say about guerrero's breakout season. So bogus for example has been playing with ladd for quite a number of years right now and they have a sort of special bond because we played together for a really long time and they also understand each other's lives very well because they're both sons of major leaguers. Obviously boba shat. Is the son of dante bichette. Who played in the majors quite a long time. And so they have a special bond. And every time you ask bo you know. What do you think of play this year. It's always well. We knew this would happen. It's awesome to see. i mean you know. He's been through a lot last couple years in the see him. Put the work in And then see it translate to saudi. I mean i've seen what a great player. He wise in the minor leagues. And this is what we knew he could be. I think he's only really scratching the surface of what is capable of. you know. I think he can be the best hitter in the game so to see what he's doing right now is is really fun to see. He's also vladi is a player. That is always thinking of the team. I. he's reading his teammates. If you watch video of dugout celebrations must often. You'll see right at the front and center of any kind of celebration because he just loves to win. He loves his teammates. He loves to see his teammates succeed. So everyone in. The organization is exceptionally happy for him because of the type of person of the type of team mate and the type of player that he is well. One unexpected resolved that offseason where it has been some pretty incredible flexibility at first base. Troll bouchette scope bike a row and they save two rows right there. What a what a stretch five laddy now caitlyn you recently ask several. Other athletes about guerrero's eyebrow raising split. So what did they tell you about that. You know early. On in the season he was basically breaking out in these pretty full on splits at first base. And so i talked to a yoga instructor. I talked to a ballet dancer. I talked to. Nhl golian and you know a lot of what they said to me was one. They were just impressed that he was able to do it. Because you know baseball's not necessarily a sport that you would associate with Flexibility so that really was impressive for them. I spoke with canadian. Gold medalists gymnasts. Kyle felt and he said i think they are just visually impressive. And i think it's a relatable skills because everybody every human on the planet has tried to do the splits and not. Everybody can do it. So i think there's a great appreciation for the flexibility. Another thing that was impressive. Which is the amount of sort of like strength and coordination that you would need to pull off that move. Because it's not so much like a gymnast. Going down tune splits as i understand it. It's more like sort of a slow graceful maneuver to get into a splits and gymnasts. Where's lattice kind of just like really bursting into them. What actually goes into my mind is like oh my gosh. He's really like dropping into the past you know. Generally an athlete will like place themselves in the splits. But he kind of does his pig steph. And i think that's part of the lower of it. And i think for jays fans in particular i think it just sort of kind of encapsulate that transformation that vlad has gone through in the last couple years and people just love watching him do the switch. It's very fun to see. And as we've heard and as you said. Many teammates and coaches say this is the first season where they're really seeing the real vlad guerrero so along those lines. Do you think this level of play is what we can expect from him for the rest of the season and in years to come. Well i certainly think that there's a lot of underlying metrics that would suggest that this is sustainable for him. One of the things. That's really always been sort of vlad. He's calling card has been his plate discipline and we're seeing that so in the minor leagues. He was always known to take walks. He didn't really strike out a lot. And now that is happening in the major leagues so those are always really good signs. One other promising thing is that he hit the ball in the air. A lot more this year so that suggests that his swing is a lot better. he's feeling at more and so to see him hitting the ball off the ground more that generally leads to more success as well so it doesn't feel like this is sort of just a hot streak and we're going on two months into the season now so that's a pretty good sample size layer of him. Basically sustaining this level. And i don't really have any reason to believe that he would let up every season this great. But he's been playing remarkably well and this is kind of what people said. The real would be brought to you by the capital. One saver card with saver. You're an unlimited cashback for going out or staying in that's unlimited four percent cashback on dining at a restaurant or takeout at home four percent back on entertainment from the front row of game or unpopular streaming from your couch and three percent back at grocery stores where you'll find everything you need to make the meals that make their day. 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Now the team can meet with two or three times the number of customers than they could before and people from all over the world can visit their showroom learn more about their story and others at microsoft dot com slash teams so caitlin. So many things have happened to the blue jays so far this year like moving stadiums devastating injuries but also some great performances so on top of all that they're currently in an extremely competitive alias. So do you think this team is able to overcome these ups and downs and they have the ingredients to make playoff push over the remaining two thirds of the season. Yeah i mean. I think that the blue jays have sort of played to expectation so far and one of the big factors is obviously this. The major offseason acquisition was george springer and he was brought into the blue jays best player. He really hasn't played this year. He played four games. And so i think the fact that really he hasn't played for the blue jays. This year suggests that there's still a lot. This team can accomplish the season once. He's back in the lineup. He's going to be a huge lift to their lineup. Marcus semion has been as important to this team. As vlad i think his play in the past month of may vlad set a high bar. And marcus had an amazing may and i should add oscar hernandez also having a really great season for the blue jays as well so they do have some guys putting up excellent offensive numbers right now and i think that's part of the reason why the offense has been quite strong for this team. The one question mark that we're experiencing right now the blue jays of the bullpen. They started out very good. They had an excellent april. Not so much of a great may injuries have certainly impacted that roster allot and so this month it will be interesting to see if they can get some guys back. Add to their depth in the bullpen. And see if that area can stabilized. Because i do think the offense is enough for this team to be one of the best in the american league by as you said the american league east is a very tough division. Finally caitlyn as we talked about. Guerrero is currently at the top of just about every offensive statistic in the american league if he can sustain this level of play for the entire season. do you think he can make a run at the mvp trophy. I think that he can make a run at it and i think that as long as he sustains display be in the conversation up until the very end of course when you play in the american league you are always competing with a guy named mike trout. He's injured right now but he is sort of a yearly contender for the mvp. Because he's the best player in the league also on the angels. You have shohei ohtani doing things that i never thought i would see in my lifetime so when you look at what he has been able to do. That's pretty stiff competition for flat. I think that one sort of thing that could help flat is if the blue jays stay in the playoff conversation if they are in of race for the playoffs Timbre and he is really being the mvp of his team. He's kind of really powering. The blue jays offense. I think that he'll probably stay in the conversation. I also think that this is like we talked about. Maybe his first breakout campaign. But i think that this level of play is fairly sustainable player like him and so if he's not necessarily going to win. Mvp this year. Because of you know whatever. I do think that he could be one of those guys who the year to year candidate. Well thank you so much kaitlyn for breaking this all down those great and i'm really looking forward to seeing how vlad finishes the season and the same with the blue jays awesome. Thank you so much for having me. You can wreak mcgrath story about vladimir guerrero junior and listened to her podcast spin rate at the atlantic dot com from wondering in the athletic. 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I Just Sold My First NBA TopShot Moment! But Did I Screw Up???
"What's up everybody paul hickey. Here with no off-season dot com. I'm happy collecting and i'm super pumped. Because i got an email from. Nba top shot today might burst ever sale. My nba top shot moment has sold wasn't the youngest dunk that i have listed for seven hundred fifty dollars. No it was a damian lillard three pointer that only had listed for twenty four dollars. But i'm super pumped or wait. Did i make a huge mistake. Let's jump in and figure this out. So here's the email that i got your. Nba top shot moments sold awesome. Do your sale on nba top shot. Let's check it out. I wanna dig in. I wanna know. Did i totally mess this up. I got this moment in a pack. The pack was only nine dollars so technically this moment only cost me three dollars because there were three moments in the pack so i listened to for twenty four dollars but then i listed way too. Low let's check it out. Here's the moment damian. Lillard three pointer. I'm going to click on it and i'm gonna do a little bit of light analysis here so it says nice work. Your moment was sold now. It was a common serial number. Twenty eight thousand two forty three out of thirty five thousand plus. Here's the moment now. It's owned by catherine m z. Now let's see there's still nineteen hundred and seventy-six available for sale by collectors. The lowest ask is twenty four dollars. So i was probably at the lowest ask. Let's click selected by and see what it says so there's two more available for twenty four dollars and here's a couple of billable for twenty five dollars and these are way lower serial numbers than the one i sold. Now you can see. I've been scrolling for a long time. And there's hundred seventy four of this moment available for sale. I've been scrolling for a long time and we haven't seen one cost more than thirty dollars so so far i feel pretty darn good about making twenty four dollars off this top shot moment. My profit is about nine thousand nine hundred dollars that i have to do anything for this prophet know that essentially get paid by. Nba top shot about twice as much as it costs me the by the pack in prophet. Yes you can see forty dollars. I've been scrolling for a long time. So i feel pretty darn good. Let's just sort by lowest ask descending now obviously a quarter of a million dollars hidden dog. Forty-seven sumberg member eight. Oh five those are the highest is. There's actually quite a few these in six figures. I honestly don't know why anyone would pay six figures for this moment even with the serial number. I mean it's a sweet moment. And i love damian. Lillard could be a future hall of famer however i mean come on serial number one which is pretty bad ass as only listed for ten thousand dollars so a quarter of a million six figures. That's kinda of clownish. Those guys are jokers. i think. Correct me if i'm wrong. Lead me comment below if you think i'm wrong but so all in all i feel pretty darn good. If i really really wanted this moment again. I could spend twenty four dollars and i can get it back but i feel pretty good on making nineteen dollars on this moment. I listed it on the nba top shot marketplace super easily. You can check out my other video on how to do that. I'll link to below now. I'd love to know from you in the comments if you have sold shot moment and if so what have you done with the balance you can spend your dapper credits on packs or moments in the marketplace. You can also keep them in your wallet for a future purchase. It says also here in this email that you can withdraw your credits as a wire transfer to your us bank or you can transfer them into a crypto currency to your wallet which may do not sure nba top shot dapper lab. Says they're still catching up to overwhelming. Demand could take some time for accounts to be able to withdrawal. I've heard six weeks. I'm just not sure it's as it stands. Many accounts are unable to withdraw their money while we work through the backlog. What are your thoughts on this. I would love your thoughts. Your comments below and i'd love it if you subscribe to the channel. Thanks for checking out the video. I just sold my first. Nba top shot moment. I'm super pumped about it. I'm happy collecting. I hope you are too thanks and have a great day.
FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: RJ Ochoa says the Cowboys are making the playoffs + Should take Pitts
"The following segment is from the look ahead on the espn nation nfl. Show where we're discussing. Your favorite teeth subscribe to the sp nation. Nfl show to make sure you don't miss conversations like this one. Aaron rodgers is hosting jeopardy this week so we got a little inspired and we thought we would do jeopardy episode and it was actually your ideal rj to do a jeopardy episode which. I was one hundred percent on board with and then over the slack chat. You basically were like what's jeopardy. You had never seen an episode of jeopardy before this week. So there's a confluence of emotions happening for me here Remember one you've kind of added me this super basic person right like because i'm just like what's the cool thing. Let's do the cool thing right like so right now. Aaron rodgers host in jeopardy. You're i had prior to monday. I had never seen an episode of jeopardy. This team will make the playoffs after watching the post season on the couch. In two thousand twenty stats. I'm sorry that have to do this to you. But again it is my job to make things all about the cowboys. And so therefore. Who are the dallas cowboys i think. Objectively speaking of all non playoff teams last year. They are the best candidate to return. Especially when you factor in the quality of their division i was. Yeah i think. I was going to disagree with you but the division is a key. They play in the week conference by far I know that there's defense has problems with dak coming back. He was rolling before he went out with the injury. That's a solid pick by you. I can't disagree. Although i did not pick the dallas cowboys. Jerry is enamored with kyle pits. How would you feel about that if the cowboys took him. Yep honest like this is a real thing here if out-pizzas on the board and the cowboys don't take them they're stupid. He's there's no this we've been talking about this live in the voice shows how much stats but i mean. He is without question the best possible player on their board if he falls if he's on the board at ten if he's naturally there with their pick ten overall there is nobody who is conceivably going to be better than him. And so you don't i. I don't believe you pick a defensive player. Just because you say well we. We need defensive help. I mean you. Lean into the best player available strategy. Had the cowboys focused on an area of need last year with the seventeenth overall pick. They have taken kayla von chase on the jacksonville. Jaguars address instead. Have cd lamb. And so you take the future hall of famer figure it out you make it work but you don't deny the talent in the name of neat wow. I'm stunned to hear you say that i would. I don't know if i agree with you on that. Especially at tight end. You know like he's a tight end. George kittle is awesome and the forty niners have lost double digit games. More often than not with. george kittle. Like how much they really help. Especially when your offense is stacked like the cowboys. I'll say this and venture to deep into cowboys weeds but the cowboys when they drafted ceedee lamb. Immediate you know kind of cry from people was okay. Never abandoned mel reid life just because now you have three wide receivers. That are amazing. Well if you draw pits all of a sudden twelve personnel available to because you can utilize they found dalton schultz to be legitimate tight. End last year blake jarwin toys. Acl week once. They have options dalton schultz for what it's worth is in a contractor and so as michael gallup and that's the biggest kind of domino affect your if you draft crowd pits suddenly. You're kind of time. Frame of your offensive nucleus is very different dak prescott and needed to be and so like we establish fans. Were petitioning the team. If you draft cockpits trade michael gallup i mean you know a hypothetical trade him to the baltimore ravens right. Who came up empty in free agency. They hold the fifty eighth overall pick. The cow has already hold the forty fourth overall pick so like my dream scenarios cal. Pitfalls of the cow was at ten. They move michael gal to baltimore. For the fiftieth overall pick. Caleb farley is falling because of the medical situation involving us back surgery the cowboys take forty four and fifty eight and jump back late into the first round walkaway still the legitimate. Starting premium cornerback. I'll be with a bit of a question mark in that way. You kind of get the best of both worlds and michael. Gallup gets an opportunity to shine elsewhere. You can hear the rest of this conversation by subscribing to the sp nation. Nfl show wherever you get your podcast.
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"On foster only back in Bristol producing troy farts and troy. It's all happening these three game fives within thirty six hours baseball tonight the podcast this is the baseball tonight podcast for Wednesday October tenth two thousand nineteen in a perfect relay as heard on WD troy how `bout that play how perfectly they did Fleming on ESPN radio he's working with Imboden who was noticing that ver- lander just didn't look right he kept stacking back off the man he was having trouble with the signs throw that is a heck of a play that textbook like you learn that growing up and it cannot be executed better than that love with the rated there yeah on Espn Radio Jim Bowdoin was talking about how Dr no he gets to go sign the relay throw is there and DR no stops turns around and goes back to third there will be no throw joy comes into score d'arno knocks in run to nothing raise joey window abby out who's doing the game at the microphone from L. A. Four ESPN radio dodgers and nationals tonight but we start with what happened last night another championship this year and they're down in game for trying to avoid a game five and the top of the fourth inning. The Astros rallied your Don Alvarez it was a monster home run four nothing lead for the raise and look the story in that game was about Justin verlander future hall of Famer not pitching that the right of three seventy eight Tommy van has put the razor head one nothing that of course yes so they had a three early and if you looked at Justin verlander space after that first inning it was like he got punched in the Chin the Astros going for legacy going I got a four thirty ESPN radio start time for cardinals braves so I'll catch all that game the dodgers will see nicer we're GONNA have a lot of insight into that in the trump the raise in the Astros Justin Verlander Future Hall of Famer on the Mound for short rest effectively for the first time in his entire career and you know what he didn't look right from the get-go to Tommy Fam- drives on the left Centerfield this what is hit well it is just over the wall l. but the race pitching was outstanding they started with an opener Diego Castio and is the game went along and Kevin cash kept calling on relievers in the Mike eat can tell this day up here the next two nights I'm really excited for these Games yes I fell asleep after Tommy famous home run in the first inning really early last night but tonight use he's still the best there's no denying that but four four days five days whatever it was later you know some of those same pitches maybe you just never looked comfortable the raise continued to rally in the first two Grou- ball left side past the dive into left field Brantley will feel the joy around third when he went to a starter Blake Snell to close out the game is one to pitch is a fastball hit right back up the middle and that's exactly where Wendell is playing from Kevin Kerr Meyer to Willie dommage to Travis Dr no you can't do better than that and you could see in the face of Jose altuve after he was called out like are you kidding me with that this series really has been Williams's coming out party that continued in the bottom of the fourth pitch for lander to the plate on Thomas drives one deep into the plate in the bottom of the first pitch is light into right field asking to be a hit and it's GonNa roll all the way to the wall Garcia around Third Hill score here comes that's right it's going to happen on Thursday night after the Game Kevin cash the raise manager talked about getting runs up Orlando early I think the familiarity we're GONNA be talking with Derek Goule with the Saint Louis Post dispatch who's been covering the cardinals and braves series and all the back and forth and the personality conflicts that they're having we're going to be talking with Buksh up he was we got it in his own and we had a decision whether you know we wanted him after he got out of strike out whether we wanted to go to inch talked about playing the elimination game at home in an elimination game I mean look what happened for the raise when fam- homered in this place opened up and got loud and their dugout is not normal it's always it's always a little nerve wracking but he felt great and and he made a lot of really good pitches and got a lot of swings and misses I think I would have felt bad with any decision that led to we didn't draw it up that way but as soon as Alvarez came up with a chance to tie the game felt that that was our best match up we were fairly confident that Blake was going to be pretty empty replayed a little bit and we're going to have some some some quality ABC's and hit some balls hard he talked about using Blake Snell as closer well we didn't really all over the place when a dominance takes a slider and goes deep there creates that energy so sure and when you have it on your side it would be excellent I mean Cole goes out and I felt like I that was our best chance to win this series JV today and and Garrett in game five if we needed it so now they're looking ahead toward a game five and braves lineup. Brian snicker talked about Freeman but I know he's Freddy Freeman he's a special animal and he's a special player and at any point in time this guy can runs in the bottom of the I mean are you know we would have gone with their keady and he would have done that it would have been like hey should you put a rookie in that situation so and it was it was my decision to put them out there and got to game fives in the National League I the braves and the cardinals in a big question in that series the health of first baseman Freddie Freeman such an important part of the goes one two three in the top of the first our in our buildings going to be awake we'll be we'll be ready in our fans will be ready here's Jose Altuve we've been eight thousand just kind of execution is a little bit of an issue. Aj hinch talked about starting Burland Arrest in the postseason in you ask somebody to do something that L. Stephen Strasburg for Washington Walker bueller pitching for the dodgers Dave Roberts the dodgers manager talked on a conference call about the must-win nature of game five at center field that star is getting bigger and brighter it is going on that walk you know I I think that if you look at both teams know team wants to win this game more regardless of history you know I think that if you're looking at right now we chubb they are both so good these are two young guys with absolutely spectacular stuff and it starts with Walker Bueller at home rose that fastball and the upper nineties up in the strike zone and he's got a wipeout breaking ball there is so little you can do with him and he was brilliant he's got it on a backhand he throws the first for the owls and that ends the game we are going to get a game five in Houston bonded the gap and what happened after that was amazing breathes out and throws line tried to the Cap right-center on moved here Myrick can't get it it's Short hops the wall in game one Stephen Strasburg was equally brilliant in game two of this series six scoreless innings no walks ten strikeouts his short rest say Star Day and I honestly I forget problems physically as far as career postseason record is a joke he's pitched twenty eight innings tour runs allowed four walks thirty eight strikeout so with these two guys going up against the real question is how easy could it be if those ticketing sites actually cared with millions of live event tickets price-match guarantee seekie proves there's game one of this series he became the first dodger pitcher ever in the postseason to have a start of six scoreless innings allowing only one hit and when he each other in an elimination winner take all game. 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But given the way blake looked in those three or four pitches he threw Alvarez's really tough to take them out Justin verlander did make any excuses about ends you get into these games and as long as you you know you go about Your Business and you play your game you don't have to do anything more you don't have to do anything extra there's nothing about that that when I wake up I'd be rushing to my seekie gap to see which tickets I could get my hands on because they know from personal experience that these type of games are electric one of a kind great matchup do you ever feel like ticketing websites make getting to the event difficult on purpose it's as if they're so big they can get away with not caring about the customer experience Xiaomi the legends legend this week because of all the frequent flyer miles he's been racking up in Washington and dodgers glazed camel to bid at third is being way Dallas for the relay here's the throw domino's got it all you need to do is use our promo code download the secret gap today and use Promo Code Fuster for ten dollars off your first purchase that's Promo Code Buster were you to feel like you've got to do anything more so it's just you know stay right there staying in the moment stay locked in after the cardinals braves play we're going to see the dodgers and the National Confer Ride Jack Flaherty talked about his mindset really is just executing one pitch at a time and slowing the game down you're not trying to do too much you get into those situations Paul Dodgers Nationals Jessica does on ESPN radio dodgers nationals game five Stephen Strasburg and Walker Beulah how fired up for you excited for the atmosphere and yeah game five and yeah it's going to be awesome for sure and we'll talk more about that in a moment first I wanna talk to you about what happened in the experiencing covering baseball is you just never know right how that might affect them you saw Josh Beckett in the two thousand three world series on short rest he pitched grading perfect every time and the razor date team I think you know there are people that would make the case that the rays were pretty clearly the third Jin Shembe on baseball tonight game sex right from the get-go last night Justin Burland just didn't look the same what did you think you know what's funny is that I you know what I was with the market no I think sometimes we in the media and I know you'll agree with me on this we sometimes can overdo the pressure no pressure thing the Astros on paper they got Gary Cole- against Z. Pitched Against Cranky and When the mets ended up winning but I this pitching backup is is phenomenal and I'm just up last night the race winning game four against Justin Berliner inver lander said all the right things bogue after the game he didn't make any excuses about being on shore rest but let's get excited I mean it's it's this is the cool stuff it's funny I was actually I called the two thousand fifteen last night was amazing and then you know what if another finished the game you know there's so much talking about about shifting the three of the Marlins were up three to I hated the move and it worked and by you know for the most part and there's a move that has not worked guys easy flew out to the West Coast for the first two games and then he flew back to Washington and then yesterday flying all the way back out to La and tonight booed you got the the snow pressure right now guys to go home we know we're playing a good team but we are good team as well and a good fifteen unreal shut up and I will tell you this the rays are not scared not scared at all no not scared at all and I feel like and I eggs smorgasbord of pitchers all of the pressure I feel like is on the Astros what do you think yeah I think it is but I I us team in the American league this year so again I they're they're really good although it was you know that that really but I just wasn't sharp and it's a challenging situation we ask these guys you know who human there are limits and center and the Astros saying it's GonNa be game five at home it'd be a blast like that groups a little different I don't I don't feel like they holt had really good years and and throws in this situation so I honestly don't think that given our passive we feel any more pressure than they do to win a game sometimes they're not gonna be a sharp the other thing is is that they're not going to be perfect every time we gotta I think we forget that even with the aces but you know they're not going to be aries between Oakland and the Yankees back in two thousand one when they were down to and then you had the jeeter flip play momentum can begin to build in these series I believe they experience a quite quite that way so I mean I know that there's there's not necessarily you know value in that and it'd be impossible lamentin thing I like Garrett Cole can come out and and make it feel like game for was like six weeks ago they'll say you know I saw quote I can't remember who said it but they they were talking about you know game five and it just doc pitched well on short rest and I mean burland or in terms of the way he handled it was you know it was perfect I still think they're the best team in the team that will win the world series all right do these numbers mean anything to you 'cause they do mean something to me because I've witnessed some of these and you know probably it probably saved them a couple of run so I I think that you know when you get down to it you gotta do that best to five trailing two thousand Seventeen Yankees against the Indians in the LDS? I mentioned I covered that one but the one I'll always remember that what do you think yeah I I think that I probably would counter with with the cliche but I don't think so really in terms of of winning the last two you know it just it can shift I'm more of a you know momentum in game thing and I just feel like it could shift but I think that as you begin that game I still would maintain that the astros have the advantage because of the guy that that's also dispute the idea that there's no pressure on the raise the expectations are entirely the astros I'm like everybody else I thought they were the best team and ten dollars off your first purchase the man's Alvord boys your game tonight nationals and dodgers and it's funny I mentioned on the podcast yesterday you know the nationals are the team that can ever get through the Oh season they'd never want a full series did win the wild card game with this particular group of players but in your game it feels like all the pressures on the dodgers do you agree with that ended seventeen they beat the dodgers dodgers team you know there's they won seven straight division titles and they haven't won a world series and yeah no absolutely absolutely there's no question and that one I do feel a little bit more how the team collectively will start to think if in fact you know they score against Garrett Cole then maybe it starts to feed on itself in series of us but you know scenario just like this where medicine dodgers went came back here and Graham pushed so well for the mets window Gavin Lux wasn't even born the last time that they won the world series these guys just keep getting aspirin about it over and over and over again and it's GonNa become at least a little bit of things so I I think we're store for a really good game I I do so then you know somebody runs into one or the astros side and you just kind of forget about it I don't yeah I don't know I mean if if you know the nineteen twenty range and then the question becomes on both sides how and who secure on the mound I think that that is a bigger advantage than the intangible of what the raise might be feeling with the excitement of look these are the two teams that tied for the Major League lead in blowing saves and so if I were to give you my best I think the dealer and and Strauss or actually ten in six in the decisive game so those teams that are down Oh to have come back and in a game five and one ten out of sixteen the last team did nineteen eighty eight I believe seventeen teams of one since the dodgers last won the world series so and and this is the biggest game that he will pitch in his career in this you know winner take all scenario for a young pitcher I'm always curious about arm side because the other thing is that it's not it's you know look back to the Astros for a second look the Astros have already one that you know for the for the Donald Seven out and I think that that is where the game will be decided I think that the game will be decided because one of the teams can't do it think I mean the way my head I see playing out as I think that Bueller in Strasbourg will be as advertised and you would agree with me Walker Bueller is confidence is incredible like he he's GonNa go out there tonight believing he's GonNa win something I am going to be watching for because spot on I think you know again he he he had a stretch the other night even when he pitched well where he had some some command manned as they start because it always feels like adrenaline can manifest itself with their delivery going to quickly with them spinning open with their fast all sorts sprang up into the right for a right handed batter what are you watching for at the outset the game with Buehler that's good I think that that's that's pretty you know so quickly in the game but I I would still you know you'd rather be the Astros and gave exactly right speaking of pressure and and I'm not as into those matchup stat as some guys and even some some managers are so I I would I would think about playing eighty in this game tonight I really would and for Stephen Strasburg I'm kind of excited that he's going to have this opportunity the rays of the seventeenth team in Major League Baseball postseason history to force a winner-take-all game five after trailing two and a best of five series those teams issues I think that that's you know the The ability of commanded to fast ball I think early is going well with ten punch outs now and it's been it's been bad now he has lifetime really good numbers against Aj pollock I mean against I am so fired up and I know you even though like last night I know you went to bed really early you didn't get a chance to watch much of the raise victory over the astros but even you I want to be a thing that you're at least going to focus on I would also say this I think if there's one lineup you know interesting Birdwell both pitch well I think that they will secure somewhere between eighteen and twenty one out I think probably more and like Oh that that's going to be so much on the managing that's going to be going on and you guys in the booth looking to see who's up in the warming up in the bullpen that'll be great eight in the postseason this could be the moment where he nailed the coffin on that whole narrative what do you think yeah for sure you know Stephen Strasburg I would think think about not playing him I would I would I just it it it hasn't looked good the thing that they roberts pass to at least look at and that is the aging politics play because I think he's owed for and what the trajectory of his career all the conversation at the beginning when he got shut down at the end of that season when the nationals looked unbelievable because this could be like the the moment and he's been great tmz of we just set these expectations so high for this Guy you know I've told this story before I remember the late Great Tony Gwynn when you're the first overall pick the expectations I mean there is still a little bit of an a thing he's almost the pitching version of Bryce Harper in terms dot com slash pod center baseball tonight the podcast Max Scherzer yes or no no okay Clayton Kershaw yes or no yes yes he will pitch Patrick Corbin Ngel Sophomore and I remember seeing Tony and I said you know how good is he and Tony said today just a quick observation for you you know Freddy Freeman someone who you've known for a long time he's really struggling with his elbow in the brief times former general manager of the padres he said Yeah I just came back from watching the greatest pitching prospect ever and this is Kevin Towers was known to be really good at evaluating pitching it's you asked me if I thought he was GonNa Pitch I don't think it's GonNa Pitch but I want him to catch and if he pitches I will be delighted you have back in two thousand nine I call the late Great Kevin Towers and we were just chatting on the phone and I was you know how you doing that sort of thing and I mean he you know like you know a hall of Famer has college coach and he said yes he's he's that good so you know when you have the first overall pick people and I thought for a second he was kidding I'm not kidding he's the greatest pitching prospect I've ever seen and he ran through all the repertoire and how hardy through and so in the year I was doing braves and I ran into him I guess it would have been owned I guess Strasbourg ended up getting drafted as a as a draft got lit up the other day I coming out of the bullpen scoreboard pitch hundred you know richhill and so it'll be fastball curveball changeup and I yeah I love watching the do pick love I've got a similar story Placing these unbelievable expectations I do think he's been better than people realize he should finish in the top six and the CY young this year I'm not used to seeing pretty not make contact you know one of the things that make ready so special is the ability to slug and make contact it's me the most is just been the lack of contact with the amount of swings and misses that's been over the action in and on the screen it's going to read eighty one which is you know for standard is normally slider speed but it's a cold ball sure and he's magnificent to watch he scrapped his slider it'll be fastball curveball Koerbel that's tight and it has sort of slider in the big leagues right now and would be good and he was dead serious and I was just only by that so you've got a chance to see him what's your sense of where he is at this point yeah I I think the thing that surprising is just like we've we've worked together for too long okay yeah so yeah confused here I want night shows op and you hate it for when an injury might be might be playing into that so then we got a great breath no okay so it'll come down to that's interesting what you said about sure I kind of wonder if the adrenaline buddy in the ballpark because I my guess is he's not GonNa Pitch Okay and just we're we're talking to dare Gould here coming up in a moment about that braves and cardinals games game and all that and we'll get him excited run down and grab it spikes and head out to the bullpen you don't think that's going to happen will now your eye act you know those guys especially in today's game are so valuable and yeah it would appear that he is he is not right but that's the part I got a similar endorsement that I'll never forget all right going into night we mentioned about all the manager and it's going to go on tell me about whether or not you think these guys are GonNa Pitch Apple it as three game five not bad it's GonNa be awesome both have fun tonight thanks brother Geico presents monster I'm having a breakthrough it's not easy to be a vampire but with gyco it's super easy to switch and save hundreds on your car insurance what else I look in the mirror it don't even see city more if you don't see yourself clearly can you really expect others to canceling Dracula tell me how you're feeling no one understands how known these no one will even let me into their house I knock knock but they ignore me I would describe it as compelling CLAUSTROPHOBIC it's been very tight very back and forth to evenly matched teams two teams who have developed it's time for some inside heat on baseball tonight their gold covers the Saint Louis Cardinals for the Saint Louis Post dispatch and Derek a game entertaining and closely matched playoff series that I've covered since Houston was in the division and the cardinals and frustrated irritated unnerved by Kunia trying to or making eye contact with him game two Sirocco was even better and he's a young pitcher who probably doesn't get as much attention as some of the other young pitchers who throw harder who maybe have live Jack Flaherty on the mound for the cardinals Mike Foale to navy on the mound for the Atlanta Braves. It's GonNa be a lot of fun and it seems like we have I started Busch Stadium of his career and he goes out not with a win but with just a tremendous outing I think this has been one of them more wainwright's from October pass pulling his curve ball out and throwing a tremendous game and really what could have been what may yet still be his last distinct that Thi this taste free other some tremendous pitching performances Some from players we expected coming in Florida all these game fives and then go on the next thirty six hours but I think of the four series this has been the best series how would you describe it oh I would of a larger market around them or any other thing but he he that he's excellent on Fun to watch pitch could pace to them and then of course then you have flared in his career what do you think I agree I I agree wholeheartedly I think you know he is at the nexus of soul many things to have Carlos explained to me and his point was essentially like celebrate with your teammates don't draw me into it don't look at me as if you've done something to me gift to stare him down or at least two or tell him that he got him you know in that home run and I guess there's a there's a nuance there that I tried the excitement that Kunia shows after hitting a home run it's a Kunia looked for a reaction from him he was really so Jack clarity is is he is pulled from every source that he can to make himself into this picture the two thousand eleven on the way to the World Series Championship and then pitch game and game seven win it in that world series and carpenter has two world series rings celebrates and maybe not running out the ball and then then when he hits the home run standing at home plate was there kind of did that offend the old school sensibilities the cardinals has bob Gibson email he emails with Bob Gibson and we all know Bob Gibson is defined by some of the things he did in October this year flaherty has been in the way that you are from afar it all comes down I think on the brave side for me on Freddie Freeman and is able to to work through his discomfort look to your teammates and celebrate with them if you've done something for them and I thought that was a very interesting kind of line that he drew the take a you know 'cause Martinez I talked to him for a little bit about this he insists it's not the standing and it's not the exuberance and it's not the the slow walk and those value when it comes to pitching and wrote a little bit about this in the in the paper today or online if I can give a plug for it and about how you know look he has got his time ago and now they have to deal with Paul Goldschmidt those two guys are really taking advantage of it you know seven hits from Goldschmidt in the series six of them for extra bases two hits every game he has made it a point this year to develop a relationship with Chris Carpenter and off Chris Carpenter has done is won a game five and it'll be s one to explain his frustration yeah and now Yada era has certainly picked up the picked up the baton in the whole thing and having fun with it adding a I think you know the cardinals are going to go into this with a better field for Fulton Davidson's slider than they had and how it looks and the just because of how it will find him at that spot perfect Derek thanks for doing this on a busy day and have fun unless appreciate a buster yes should be and find like my moments like he has today all right give me an X. factor in this game I for the Atlanta Braves I'm not covering the series nothing against doc holliday at silly on hostile territory there and pitched one of the more remarkable game I'll ever see to win an advanced owner has been around the team a lot this year especially assistant to the manager spends at least a series a month with the team and player told us yesterday and he's he's told me this before as well so this should be a lot of fun today I feel like that Jack flared is built for a moment like this you know all year we've been looking for cops for him and and how good he is in the you've been a teammate of wainwright he calls Wainwright a mentor has for many years wainwright has his October moments and he like Gibson has to World Series Championships Chris Carbon like Marcelo Zunino was such a target for teams all September because he was struggling they Paul Goldschmidt rarely ever got something hit now Marceau's Zuma's going and going and patients will be a big factor this is a ballpark where if you put the ball in the air it can carry out called the young is definitely a guy who can make contact and put the ball in the air absolutely I think that's the that's the key if he can get things going then you're going to see a different game from Josh Donaldson I think is you know it's it's sort of what we've seen with the cardinals right at the end of the play like big picture you think you know what he shouldn't have sent him down three Oh and with less than two out it wasn't like it happened to to close out the inning but who is likely GonNa be if he isn't already because of some of the things he did this season on his way to be in the next car great and cardinal greats or defined by October and I think he's GonNa
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"Today is opening. Yup. The passenger fear call that has states fans all kind of set today. So I wanna know does the NFL needs to minute reports. Like the officials have. Little. This is afterwards though. You know, the two-minute report shows you the next day whether the officials was insulted. Say we this the call who wants to hear it's nice to have it. Record by the way, the player to hear that. You're the saints. Don't you want? I mean, in fact, Sean Payton spoke to the director of officiating because he wanted them to admit they call the wheel we'll see replay. By the way, I will continue to for the two minute report in the NBA because like last year during the playoffs we had that Pacers Cavs game and everyone in Indiana was upset about misc- goaltending. Call. But however, the right before that there was a miscall that hurt the Cavs. And the last two minute report explained both of those things yesterday. You had a face mask on Jared Goff that got missed on the ramp side. So two minute report could be helpful for the NFL tells both. Man. Welcome to the jump. I'm rich on the long side. Our senior writer Zach Lowe, our future hall of Famer Paul Pierce is very happy about his patriots. Your your hometown kiss? Nick pride. It's all. He lived there for a long time. He was born here. He lives here. Now. I'm just saying coming up the feud between Russell Westbrook and Embiid heating up big time over the weekend. We will play you their wards after Saturday's game stick around for that. But I it's Luther King day in the NBA. Which means we get some great basketball games going on featuring some of the most talented players in the league. And also the Chicago Bulls are playing the Cleveland cavalier. I'm just stating facts here. These are the two teams in the very bottom of the NBA standings. The bulls came into today on a ten game losing streak as for the Cavs. Well, they're putting up the worst offensive numbers. The NBA has seen in forty five years. Actually, it's probably longer than that. It's just that forty five years is the furthest back that research sites like basketball reference contract all this losing has been hard on the players hard on the coaches. I in fact, the coaches who started the season with both of these franchises. They. Already been fired. And it's been hard on the fans who in both cities were told these teams could make the playoffs this season. Spoiler alert. That's not gonna happen. So what are the Cavs and bulls going to get at the end of all this? Well, at least in the NBA there is some solace that if your team is truly terrible you'll be rewarded come June with a high draft pick. Right. So Vatian in snap. Hey, the Sonics turn thunder drafted Kevin Durant. And they were in the NBA finals five years later. The Cavs themselves drafted LeBron and they were in the finals four years later, and they're similar projections are ready resting on the very strong shoulders of Zion. Williamson. I mean, look at what he did this weekend. Yes. That is him grabbing the rebound weaving his way through basically the entire Virginia team. And then thrown down a dunk that rattled the east coast. No wonder fans believe that whichever NBA team drops I will be ticketed for an instant turnaround. Of course, the truth is that the LeBron's katie's and perhaps ci- are the exceptions not the rule most drafts do not feature a generational player. Most teams to draft high do not end up in the finals for years later. Many many of the teams that draft high aren't making the playoffs for years later and as much as you've heard about the process, and how well that workout for Philadelphia. Keep in mind Sam hinkie's plan wasn't just tankan draft high. It was take historically trade every asset that isn't nailed down for as many pixes possible since drafting such an inexact science, you need ink ridiculous. Number of at bats, just to get a shot at a competitive team at the end of all of it. And by the way, even that doesn't work for everyone. The sons have drafted in the top five four four of the past six years journey. Phoenix fans nicknamed the time line, except really they should hope. An alternate timeline somewhere like earth two or something. Because in this one they are headed right back to the lottery this year yet again a lottery, I want to remind you that isn't even that friendly anymore for terrible teams starting this year. The league has flattened the lottery off the three worst teams will only have a fourteen percent chance of landing the top pick. All of this is to say that rebuilding in the NBA is hard. It requires an incredibly complex combination of good scouting savvy drafting responsible ownership strong coaching just losing a lot. And hoping to get a prize at the end of it like a point a cereal box isn't going to do it. And for the sake of the bulls, and calves and Suns fans everywhere there needs to be some hard looks at what else besides tanking can help these franchises. So that on the next Martin Luther King day. We're not all having the same conversation. Again Paul's as we battle here. We're watching this battle, right? Oh, this is this is what is happening. This is the worst offensive possession. And. Visit wished him to say who's which who needs dine more. The bulls are the Cavs. And it's got to go deeper than that. Right. Everybody thought I was tripping when I said that the do blue devils can beat the caps out. Kevin lowe. Let's. Come up from minute beach and fight you. They don't have this team has now do could beat them right now. That's okay, fine. Let's have discussion you will dukes. Top players are already better than divvy players white male cat. Distri issues. You don't go into feed it in college. I mean more, but they they have three players that start right now. Cleveland right now. That that I'm not gonna I'm with you that they can beat an NBA team. But I will say that they would all three starting the Cavs. Do you think that the Cavs were the ones that need more than Chicago has a future? Cavs more to anything. It's gotta go deeper than that. Right. Zach. Have you watched the Cavs the Cavs need everything? It does indeed Ziya they are unwilling you couldn't pay one hundred dollars to watch that game. That is unworkable while the bulls have marketed in Carter, you can look at it and say that's a good frontline. We can build around. Maybe Levin becomes a more. Well, rounded player the Cavs like even Sexton has a look that good. If you look at his assistant his ability to play Davied something so badly to make us wanna go out to Cleveland again anytime in the next ten years. Because we just saw a bunch of their number one picks obviously Wiggins was treated in that became Kevin love, but they had kyri Irving went. Well, Anthony Bennett did not go. So well for them Paul when you're on a team that was your team with the biggest turnaround in MBA history. The two thousand seven Celtics to the two thousand eight Celtics and that wasn't through tank job. It was a blockbuster trade. And what else did you guys have that you think really turned the franchise around? We are good coaching that good management. Good owners. And you know, we didn't tank because I got her actually that year. And so we wanted up losing a lot against broken foot. So, you know, you have to get lucky in a lot of these cases. And obviously when San Antonio won when they got him duck and they had to injuries the year before they got lucky. And there you go at twenty year diners. For one season where and again it was taking because they had an injury. They had an injured doesn't prove that it works. I mean, even Philadelphia thank him years. They're just now getting good. They missed on a lot of those picks. If that lottery goes different in two thousand seven two Celtics may do something different. They made they may go. They're going to trade, you they might try me and crab to rent. So you said something in the monologue as interesting, and it was something like most teams that draft really high don't end up going to the finals X two years later. I think most teams that do anything don't end up going to the finals four years later getting to the finals is really really hard. Here's what I'm saying. Every path of team building that you choose is unlikely to get you to the finals because to get to the finals, you need usually a generational player. That's the common ground, which is why like if you put every Pat the building a team and said, what is the most likely one to get to the finals multi-year Philadelphia style tanking is still the most likely to get into the finals. And it's unlikely it's just the most likely of a bunch of unlikely pets. That's why people do it. And that's my teams will still do it. I can't believe this whole thing that you mentioning the wheel. I love the wheel out through the wheel on Saturday. We were treated to a great ending between the thunder and Sixers this game. Wow. Tied at one hundred thirteen Jimmy Butler, the ball scores the layoff and one thank you on the foul. But then Paul George winning the game. Okay. C three. Plus he grabbed a foul today. Paul George dropping. Where where's the also? Here's on five range. You know, you gotta throw on this. Of course, you have to throw. James harden, obviously, say Steph curry and then after that is up in the air. So he may be in that four slot. But he's right there because he's having a special year. And I think I think that has a lot to do with what's Russ has been willing to sacrifice, and it's for the better of the team actually liked the phrase into conversation. I liked it. That's become a. But that's my point. Not everyone gets to be in the conversation. When you fill out an MVP, you gotta put five names. And it's even if you don't win it's a real Mark of elite status Sicher in that conversation in Paul's. Right. He's into conversation for three four five six seventies. Janas harden and everyone else, but he's in debt conversation. That's how good he's been. He's been phenomenal. How do we wave someone who's playing so well defensively also because I've one of my problems with the way the MVP is right now as it's turned into such a stats competition. It always seems to be about season of the year. I mean player, you know, who's had the best season of the year as opposed to who's the best player in the league. And you have a guy like like PG who is definite. I think he's a leader for defensive player of the year most people continuing ballots. So if you are playing two ways that good where should you be in the most valuable player conversation as opposed to the best offensive that? That's that's for every decide. Right. Like I care about defense. I just got to watch the games. First of all, I think this is an underrated defender. He's a two way player better to player than PG harden is is like doing. PG? Yeah. But harden is doing what he's doing on offense is absolutely so insane. That even if he's doing nothing on defense. He's still bringing about that much value. You just got to, you know, do your best assess it all out as a player when he bring down on that. Because doesn't really get the credit like big about who who has one p that. They're like, okay. They're probably one of the best defenders too. I mean, Michael, Jordan. I mean, we're talking like, you know, it's always based on offense stats and based on your wins and your position of your team. So. Now, and I'm not saying the jury should be higher than where are you? Guys have him in that three range. I'm just saying it's it's hard to figure out where to put Hawas to finish second. So there you go. I want to say with this game because late in the fourth quarter. Joel Embiid coming down hard on Russ who is driving to the bucket. Westbrook. Stay down from them popped up. And it's Russ he went right after and bead and after the kit. Yep. Exactly. And after the game both players pulling. No punches listen. Why was mad? I have no idea. But he's always in this feeling. So no idea. I don't think he just let him he had a little extra to, you know, saying, that's okay. Paul made you so. This. This is just passion. You know what I'm saying? They don't we don't have enough of this in the game. This is just creating they're like these two guys really played with that type of passion, and it's fun to watch because we don't see it anymore tonight. Some just competitive don't like each other. And next time they see each other. We're going to war again, that's not necessarily have the fight. But they know they're gonna go hard. I liked it. It's an east west one too. He don't get old or something. Panelists. Boston LA. East Eastern Conference Western Conference robbery. I hope it keeps going. I'll would it be. If these two teams met in the finals. How many minutes into game one? Would there be a scuffle? You gotta love drama where it said up. Next pollen Zakar give their grades for boogies first game with the warriors. And look ahead to tonight's warriors showdown. Razz the Lakers. But I it's time for our district replay this page in ninety eight this is featuring to hold teammates. This is what did we say? When we were watching this four, homey on homey crime. Locker its shape there. Witty. Wait on ongoing. It's ones legal spree on. On. Every. To be as fearless. As he was to have the vision. Daddy, had you know, I was someone who had to have a vision to to be successful or to get where I wanted to get to a life. So I looked at the king as a definitely as a role model as a hero and just one of the most important people in our especially in my. Maker mislead make myth maker mislead. Getting his first on his courage action guys. This is he's kicking the ball into the stands. But our producers wanted to know policy really get his money for th because it wasn't as strong as some of the kicks the past right? He's also at the all time. Rate if you're gonna get thrown out doubt right about that. Get you know, he didn't get the good bang for just like. Just like a little little dog choice. Cool cool is to cool. Something pool turnovers d rose. Twenty nine second half points, including the go ahead bucket with six tenths west than he had these stomach hitting on the potential Suns game winner. Guys, you hear him. You said they put a roof. Media. I had to go up that they put a roof on me. I mean, it was pretty good where the wolves be without their grows. Right. Rose farmers rhythm. He's back thought he would be out the lead. It's really it was great to see them. Incredible. There's been two separate times. He himself contemplated being basketball and decided not to and we get a lot of credit for more working through all his we have missed balance. But he'll hitting this crazy one. They read the buzzer for the wind and Detroit is he or most improved player. The conversation should be in the all star conversation. How about that? All for one of the last two spots in the west. He's twenty one game and shooting forty six percent. In the conversation. This is the Western Conference. I'm telling you go through the name. Dockage is far look he's ahead of him degree. Yeah. Lucas ahead. Say you're all star. Ballot is due today. The Mark research vessel. Marvin Williams trying to giant decides dunk on miles Turner. And it didn't go. Oh, i'm. Sure. Got their mouths then in the come alone. Yeah. That he might have got over thirty over thirty unless you're Vince go with the floater got there. Myles Turner should be inconsideration for defensive player of the year. He's been really good on under the. These block dunks because our running back. Reser bomber went deep. Be bent block dunks of all time. Number three two dozen twelve Blake Griffin taking Darren Williams dunk attempts. Right. Sorry. I'm sorry. This goes both ways on all those. Number two to thirteen. Lebron shutdown TI goes splitters Qatar. Oh, that's the best one. Finals fast break on the other end. That's the best one. I'm sorry. That's not gonna happen for you. And never one ninety four Lafont who Alice arguably, the best block of all time. People. That's it. Unanimous. The one now is shift to one of the biggest moments from the weekend. Our first glimpse of boogie cousins in a warriors uniform. I was so happy to see this guy has worked so hard. And boy, he always said he wanted to be the third splash, brother. He played fifteen minutes scored fourteen points, he hits three threes did fell out with the words plus twenty one when he was in the game and minus three with him on the bench. Take a look at these numbers. He provided more production in fifteen minutes. Then the warriors starting centers able to do all season. And yet, it's true. Again, it's like the top of the show the Cavs. It's just true. I the facts are the facts after the game boogie said his debut was one of the best days of his life, which is awesome. How would you grade his return to the court Paul you were there a plus place on the I didn't expect much on a boogie just for him to get up and down the corps get food rebels make a couple of shots. That's but he and his time out there. And then he's knocking down threes. This is scary for the rest of the league. I'm telling you because this is a weapon they've never had not only pop he roll and take advantage of the of the mismatch. So they don't even have a chemistry together yet, man. I don't believe in eight plus plus eight plus plus Greg grade inflation NBA greater teacher, a he wouldn't give anybody plus. I did. And I didn't give plus plus. What did you really expect from? I'm gonna go. Hey, say, plus I can't go here. Plus, hey, hey, I know the coaches were coaches were even happier with his effort on defense more than they were with the threes in the offense. And all that. And you know, that's the that's what they're going to watch most carefully. But yeah, I mean, he he has dementia. Dave never had and also like they're bored. And this makes them not board. They have something now to kind of invigorate them in like don't look now. But they've won a million games in Rio and they're killing everybody. And like I think with with players like this. We always see a big burst. Right. When they come back from injury. We saw with Isaiah Thomas last year. Right. And then there is naturally usually a little bit of a lull, right and guys just serve working there. Rhythm back in we've seen Gordon Hayward. Take a long time to work his way back in. But I gotta say when the other guys around you make it that easy. Absolute sure, smooth, the path that team is lean jurist, sir. And getting dangerous, sir. Coming up we will dig in on the Lakers injury isn't if they can come. Back from them. But before we do that here is what the jump recommends for today the undefeated murkier. This is a fantastic piece it talks about how MLK day holds significant meaning for the Memphis, Memphis grizzlies. Mike Conley gave Bickerstaff in this talking about the emotions of playing on MLK deck. Every. That he uses voice in this platform. No matter if it was in the eyes of ridicule or imprisonment, or whatever the case was he he didn't back down from that. So far this racing to use voice in our platform, speak for those that can't speak for themselves. And to continue to fight that he he left in our hands. Welcome back to the jump. So many guys across the NBA sharing their thoughts on what Martin Luther King day and Martin Luther King. The man means to them with special for us to be able to celebrate it with you guys. We now move on to the warriors opponent later in the day. The Lakers lost Lonzo ball over the weekend. Ball suffered a grade three ankle sprain against the rockets on Saturday had to be carried off the court. He's expected to be out four to six weeks. But man, great three ankle sprains, sometimes take longer than that the Lakers have touched wretched games coming up, and by the way, still no LeBron James still, no John Rondo how deep behold you're gonna get it with these injuries. Needed to scrap around five hundred because the margin of error in the Western Conference is like razor razor thin. They've had the second easiest schedule in the conference so far and you can see right there. It's about the comeback. The other way, they're just there's low on guys. I mean in a lot of it is just going to be how fast does Brown comeback because LeBron for much longer. They're Darren real trouble. Not think the thing is wrong is coming off injury. They're gonna need them more than ever to get them back in the playoff race. But just think about the heavy load is going to have to carry at this age. It's not a must scenario. They don't want the scenario. Two lakers. You know, they're not playing for championship fish. Anyway, the white things are going. I'm telling you, I would restaurant as long as possible interesting. I'll arrest them if they don't make the playoffs. Then see I think maybe you get a draft pick or something. And and you know, but it's not about this year for the Lakers. Savas? That's interesting because I think is an organization there's so proud at how rarely they missed the playoffs and are embarrassed. This consecutive year streak of missing the playoffs. And like this was supposed to be guaranteed that doesn't happen again. It's one thing if your LeBron James by the way to switch teams from team that made the finals for four straight years which to conference that you know, is going to be harder switched to a team. That doesn't have the talent base that he's had around him some of these other places and not say at the time. Yeah. You do need to go out and get quiet if I'm gonna come here all of that. But then two then take the next step of he switches and make these changes, and they don't even make them layoffs. I think that would be a hard pill to swallow for LeBron. But Paul your right if he comes back to soon or pushes too hard. We all know what happens with a grain injury ranger older. This is a four year plan for them. You know, so, but he is getting older it is LeBron is still great, and you've got to preserve as much LeBron as you care. Squeeze LeBron juicy. He's still great. So, but you don't want to push them too hard when he comes back because he's going to have to do everything just to get them in the playoffs at this. What now so I mean, the bigger picture is now that Utah have surged up someone who is in that top eight is falling out. And I don't know it could you know, what it could be could be like L A versus LA down the stretch of the season. I play each other at the end of this month. We'll sleep runs back for that. Cow Coosa outs about lonzo's injury today. Pena funny response. This is from just shoot around this morning. Take a listen. The best. No, no doesn't really change. No matter what I'm always trying to be aggressive. Always say always play my best, you know, taking about being aggressive on both sides of all. We know who's in laws really tight, obviously, he's not happy. Lonzo got injured. But I get more shot to actually secretly thinking times. When I play. I was joking. Thuan Antoine Walker. I was like, okay, that's more or but in laws. Okay. You know, he gives up the boss associates. That was an elite veteran transition from honest answer to speak to like let me walk that back that was released. Good. If anything the NBA announcing today that Marcus smart fine, thirty five thousand dollars for quote aggressively pursuing an opponent in attempt to escalate a physical altercation and failing to leave the court in a timely manner. They also don't they? Oh, they use a jacket on Saturday. The hawks. The Celtics did win that game. Paul. We're talking during the break, just Mirka smirk gives them so much edge. But it's still say it doesn't hold a candle to the Celtics of your well. Well, definitely the grip. He could've played on our teams he fits that personality. And I and I like that you know, that's what we is. You know, I can't blame them. You know, he's an aggressive player. He's I mean, that's the we is. So you gotta take pay he's paying for so. So, you know, but the something's need that type of you know, because he not only talks he walks. So I'm not I'm not mad at what's what's going on with Mark smarter players, really respect, Marcus smart, other than the flopping, Dave respect. How hardy plays day was has the plane Lincoln? No. But that's just one thing that they respect how hardy plays they respect. How toughie? I'm talking about on other teams. Everybody would love to play with. He's been great this year. Thirty seven percent from three's been great. Yes. No. I mean, look, and there's always questions about how how much they keep him going for over all the other plans. They have you have the year like this. And I think things like this don't hurt him on the open market. In fact, I think they help. I love those. Absolutely. All right. This past week. Our very own Paul Pierce traveled to New York to sit down with Jason Tatum at Nike for the self debut of the debut of those sneakers. Plug them in and charge them though. Which is amazing the adad BB's. How is that? For future is to take a look. Take a by shoelace posters are officially here. Frontier between you and your shoes. So what's impression you the most about this shoot? The most impressive thing would be just the technology. How you know? We've come so far longer. You can go your phone and tighten up your shoe change, the colors, actually, go your phone in programme. So you app, so you can see you could. Citing them up math right at tight live. Right. You got all the different colors on Twitter. Oh at the grace. I would agree. The it's a bunch of different things you can do in app to make the shoe like kind of your own. What has been the biggest jesmyn from your rookie too right now being in your second year? So when you first get to the league, this probably no matter what team you on the most talented team. And then this year as kyri and Gordon knows. Knows by far the most talented team played them. You know, all of us. You know, really just trying to find a little Mitton glued as well. As trying to together every night, you it's not easy some nights better than others. Following face. What is the current mice? If that the Celtics right now, I mean, honestly, you know, we're not where we want to be right now. Everybody can see that you wanna pick at the right time. Lewis just write about halfway through the season. And you know, we really want to get to the playoffs. And that's when no basketball really bad as we gotta figure things out and just be working system. I think that's that'd be Florida. Hey, Kevin Ghani tonight on sportscenter. Adam Schefter tells us if the NFL could make pass interference reviewable after the Said's blown call. Plus new details from inside the patriots of motion locker room and fresh highlights from around the NBA on MLK day. See at six Easter would say seal after PTI. This week's MBA Saturday for I'm time game is the warriors in Boston to battle the Celtics that was going to be good or coverage. It's up the NBA countdown. Eight eastern on ABC you can watch Paul on that you can always brought both on the ESPN app anywhere. Let's check out who was in the zone. Brought to you by autozone. James hardest. Finding his own cool outs late in the rackets overtime victory over the Lakers scored forty eight points, Josh hurt attempted to defend harden with his hands behind him back. Remember earlier in the season LeBron attempted to guards C P with his hands behind his back to avoid getting any reach and sell calls. I mean, look, it's funny. I set with James after this game. I was in Houston. And he kept talking about all the innovative ways teams are trying to defend him boxing zoning. And triple teaming him. I don't know if the no hands is gonna catch on. But. So good on offense. And you're putting a records. Teams are like what do we do? Like, what do we do? We we send them one way he sheets three we send to other way goes all the way those alive finds a corner, man. This guy has created wobbles for the league something that we haven't seen. You know, a guy do off the dribble from the three to inside the combination into the free throw line. We have not seen this from the guard ever the step back three is the thing that took it to another level. Like, there's just nothing you can do about that. At the Spurs have been doing this with him for years. I kind of think you should I think you just need to go even more gimmicky. I think the jazz just put Rudy go bear on him. And just having run around streaming. And frightened him. I don't know. What else we're supposed to take your biggest guy just have him? Chase him like a like a Halloween villain or something. Fox had were basically stuck around on upside and that worked a little bit. I can't imagine that would work over the course of a seven game series. But I don't know James said to me, I kinda like it all these weird things people are throwing at me. 'cause it challenges me I try to figure it out by the end of the game that kind of thing. But I I don't know. He also told me that he said the sidestep is that he goes. Yeah. Everyone talked about the step back last year. He goes. But the sidestep this year is even more dangerous there. Yeah. I don't know. Three points you to the free throw line those things when you're great at both. It's like, what are you supposed to do on the stem back three if you run Adam he just dunks? If if it's like, there's nothing you can do about it. Here's an amazing Saffi's. So for the last nineteen games James harden has played he has led the league in scoring that night night straight times in the last. I knew that Michael Jordan straight. So he had a streak at twenty one Wilt Chamberlain did at forty nights, forty different planet Kennett free reaching it by out agreement with the nets, and she is expected to join the rockets once he clears waivers today at five o'clock eastern has just been reporting. If are- doesn't up in Houston as we expect he will be filling in for Clint Capella who has done surgery last week. He's expected to miss at least another month. Cappello is probably their biggest loss James harden can make up for a lot of things. The losing to vote was such a big hit for them sack is frigging to move the needle enough for them there. You'll move it. A little. Just because he fits the way like dantonio wants to play. They just need bodies need NBA level bodies are super thin. They're playing their starters a ton of minutes. They're starting Tucker. It's center and playing him forty plus minutes like they just need bodies to ease the load, and Kenneth free can do that he can screen enroll. I don't think he moves the needle one bit. You know, what they need the rockets? Absolutely need James harden to keep playing like this. That for all the way. A off the bye time for these guys are interesting, you know, seeping through he'll be coming back soon right now just needs to buy time as a matter what can free. I mean, he doesn't move what it would be nice guy that could just laid a ball of a couple times. A game is not a deepest presence is a great athlete. But. He's not the cappelli. Having a rim running centers. Lob threat, jump, but cappelli hard had great chemistry on that law. And when cappella did not allow Capella was great passer out on the out of the picket role. So I don't know. And it's time time he gets into the rhythm. These guys will be coming back. So I am interested to see what happens when Chris Paul comes back. He said that he's going to be back probably toward the end of next week. And I mean, look van all those defenses. We were just talking about on James harden. You can do all that. And then if he can pass out to Chris Paul that is really. For as long as James harden on on this. He wants to come back. You know CPI? He is it over the weekend. He's itching to come back coming up the pelicans and Anthony Davis, maybe not on the same page as far as timeframe for return after spending his finger. We will talk about that next. But first we another just a replay for you this date two thousand seven everyone loves chocolate. Check it out. Two. Raft class. Doc eighty. Salty. Thank Pablo we here in a few minutes talk about who's really to blame for the saints loss. Are the eagles turning on Carson Wentz? Why someone other than Tom Brady could decide the Super Bowl and in west versus 'em bead. Stay tuned. Every. He was a guy is a motivator and the way he talked where he walked way he interacted with with others may people wanted to follow him eight people believe in him. And that's what I wanna be. I wanna be contagious. I wanted to be someone who can like Dr king. When I explain people listen to do so for others. Our MBA Wednesday devil header this starts in Philadelphia with the Spurs Sixers and then off the Salt Lake City, nuggets and jazz. Coverage begins at NBA countdown. Seven PM on ESPN and the ESPN app. All right. Chris time Peter com. Joe LUKA in the Mavs currently taking on the honesty. I love MLK day their basketball all day. Janas went off in the first quarter goes take a look at this. Us v. Gyro step. I liked that one. I like that. More exciting international player Donncha Jaanus. I love Luke. The way the way his game has evolved over the years. The way he's exciting. These exciting these he's the best player in the Eastern Conference dunks. Like eight times a game. He's developed over these three or four years. John can do the same thing. More funding. Father Porter's hitting three and he gives Channing Frye a debt stare here. Zack's to wants to know why going. That the bulls and calves are in front of him. This is there too much anytime. One terrible team beats other terrible team. You should definitely talk Channing Frye. I think that's definitely like. The cats on the road. All right. Former Nick Raymond Felton. Oh, my boy. Right. Cheers. Was slow. That New York. Care for right now in New York. So you get a. You gotta go for the tribute video. He got that in Ted. We have some resolution people to the junior saga. Rick Carlisle telling the team on Sunday DS J will rejoin them Tuesday against the clippers. He interestingly made a big point, according to McMahon's reporting to the guys that they should not hold any ill will toward Dennis. Apparently he and Dennis with talked on the phone mid fences. Remember, he officially missing these games back soreness and an illness. But as man and is your mortgage now see him and keeping us abreast for the last four days goal. Partly related to trade ducks him being upset. He was on the trading. Buck Zach how do you think he's going to respond on the court? This is like an unprecedented amount of attention for a player tennis scalper this is straight up saga. But what's the what's the over under on the number of days until there's another plot twist to it's just going to keep having wants to show within the show. I think that's what I'm hearing right now. Now. This is this is this if you had. It's going to trade you see all different. I come from a different mindset. I'm like, okay. Just like when I got. Okay. I got some food log on Magog here and play so hard. I'm a ball out. You'll go I'm like it's gonna make it hard for you to try to train me. That's just the mindset. I wasn't on pal or getting some feelings. I wanna try me. Somebody don't get some good. Right. Does. This was we're gonna come back and see from him. I don't know. Well, look, I don't know what's going on behind closed doors. If the if it's poisonous locker room atmosphere, if he just doesn't wanna play with Donncha or whatever. But if I were the Mavs, I would not be that eager to cut bait on the dodgers. Dennis smith. I understand like, you know, he'd maybe he doesn't wanna share the ball so much. He likes to catch it in hold it and doesn't wanna play off the ball. Like if you really want to get where you want to go. You gotta have two elite ball handlers. Like, he's shooting thirty seven thirty eight percent on catch and shoot threes. Like, he needs someone who's can defend point guards. That could work that. I mean, it's early. You can't give up something like this early. Obviously are both talents. He hasn't been desperate. Hasn't been good in the NBA. But like he has the kind of skill set and potential like I'm not that eager to get out of it. He had good points last season. He was the number nine pick. Which is you say you don't really want to give up on that. By the way. Tim's reporting. He's around the team all the time is that Luca and desma junior like each other as people it's not like there's a personality conflict there. It's it look, you know, Dennis with review seven ball in his hands. And now if you've drafted Luca, and he's playing his belly is is you on the ball in Lucas, Anthony how it is. Right. But you'd think that that there'd be some adjustment there. We'll see Anthony Davis sustained a left index finger sprain last Friday versus the blazers. Now, according to the pelicans, he's expected to be out approximately one to two weeks. However Davis Asia Rich, Paul told the ethnic the Davis will we've out the injury. Reevaluate the jury in three to four days and decide whether he needs to see a hand specialist. So the poems are saying one thing Davis aged. Is saying another obviously, we know so many is on AD. And if he's not healthy, then maybe they can't make the moves that they wanna make this summer. Three to four days in being reevaluated is not so different than missing one to two weeks. Right. You could be reevaluated and say, okay, needs another four or five days off, the the the ominous thing there. Yeah. The couple of the ominous string air is the hand specialists. That's that's what if that's that's ominous. This is normal. You know, guys one team opinions. And then they go out and get experts. This is something that's been going on for a while in the lead. So I wouldn't take it for nothing, you know, that they're not on the same page, but you know, the same case with last year the fight against the team doctors and in his guy. So he does at the end of the day. The franchise in some cases, trying to rush you back through quick we've seen that number of cases and guys get injured. And so you always want that second opinion, it's like hand to hire a handyman. Our contractor Dipper expert carpenter and identity and ominous in the sense of it's it's ominous that there's this court. I just spent ominous like if it's if ends up being more serious injury than. Than than initially thought. Right. And I wouldn't I wouldn't put this in the same category. As the quite thing in terms of hey, they're far partly don't read, but it's similar to quite. Yes. In terms of where these guys are in the season what their plans my team for the summer. And like you say look every player in this league. What happened with Thomas Celtics rate and look team interest? As you say Paul on a players interests are not always the same. Davis would like to make a lot of moves in the next few years. Whether it's in New Orleans or somewhere else and obviously him in his camp are concerned enough. They wanna see him specialists. We'll see how that goes just to the buzzer. Now, here's Steve Kerr today. This was phenomenal. A much better place seven. The other we've been. Super team shows. Frankel out of water. I can't can't imagine what he's alleging is important is important. If you've been in LA for four days, and you like wine. A lot of places to go. And a lot of people said Thurs traps just leave it there. Played for the clippers LA teams. Take advantage of this LA nightlife being undefeated all that LA for four days. Think about most teams those stay in the city that long you got some free will to go out and just explore late. I got the good restaurants. They got the good lounges places to go. I mean, there's just a good bye. Is this a better by the sun is out who doesn't want to get out there rule? Very nice here. Lakers have Nolan James, no return Rondo show. Lonzo ball teams. We all. We all go. Water to be consulted about on offer. For today. We'll be back here tomorrow. Same time place. Go watch.
Hour 2: Still Beef In Green Bay?
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You like that occur continues to do if in fact. This is aaron rodgers last season in green bay. Man there are an awful lot of teams. That would pay a king's ransom to get a guy like aaron rodgers under center obviously first ballot future hall of famer. But what's the team that you think he should go to. If in fact he cannot make it work in green bay beyond this season. Well the most intriguing. There's a couple of teams. That are really intriguing to me. But i think darkhorse where like it would be like a great transition with all the data and what they're building there. I think the pittsburgh steelers will be crazy right. The pittsburgh steelers with those young talent now. Now you may cost. You wanted those good players right and may cost you a bush. You know one of your young. Mika fitzpatrick and may cost you. One of the outstanding players and two first round draft picks in the future. But if you got air arrives with those types of skill sets you think about clay think about johnson you think about juju smith schuster. Niger harris i mean. I think that's ready to build. And you're talking about one of the most consistent organization. I don't think my time has ever had a losing season. But as a couple of the place where i can see but i'm talking about a team where he goes there and there that year probably the super bowl favorites. Okay but mike. Tomlin is an accountability guy. Like one of the things that i love about. Mike tomlin is that he always Admits when when he's done something that he could have done better. He expects the same from his guys. Rogers doesn't have a reputation of that like that's one of the things. He frustrated straighted. Big ben like big band on actually have clean slate like he's got a checkered past. And you know he had to deal with a lot of stuff and ben rothlisberger talked about as the saga continues. He's with the with the saga with right with the three bs. And all this stuff. Antonio brown's listen is nothing that mike tomlin can handle it. I think it's such a level. Mutual respect between thomson and roger. It'd be no. I agree with you on that. They are going year to year with big ben. So you've got to believe that. If aaron rodgers were available it would solidify the arrangement with ben rothlisberger as temporary. So i agree with you on. That broncos is a team we've heard a lot about obviously maybe a desired location by aaron rodgers. it's an afc team obviously. We don't think the packers would trade him within the conference. Look you don't want to go through. Aaron rodgers if you're the packers and you end up trading him. I can guarantee if he goes to an nfc team. You're going to see the very best year performance by a quarterback from aaron rodgers if he has the opportunity to keep the packers for making a playoff run being in the super bowl he will do whatever it takes But you gotta that any team that was in on the shawn watson campaign. Anybody that was on that sweepstakes would certainly be in on the sweepstakes as well so some of those teams are the panthers right weren't they one of the teams that were in onto shawn watson before all of the allegations came out against him. Obviously you've got think that they would be on. The aaron rodgers market is well. I happen to think that. Sam darnold is going to thrive under matt rule He just didn't have any playmakers in new york. And you know that having real protect having covered the team i mean. Do you think that they are committed to sam. Darnold going forward may have sam donaldson have an outstanding year. They've already picked up his his fifth year option. So i think that's a cheaper way to build. I mean if you go aaron rodgers. They have a lot of young town players that they can really put into a package to present green bay but I think sound donald cheaper. You know more viable ill approach for them as they want to try and keep their salary cap down. You wanna try and build katina build roster with young players draft shorter draft. So i don't know. But i i look at teams that are desperate understand that they have other stars owner. They're trying to win with before they have to pay him so i looked. That's why i look at a team like the pittsburgh steelers. Also look at like the new orleans new orleans saints as well. Because you think that maybe james you know what i mean anybody that saw him go through the drill yesterday where everybody made it through and he got knocked out. You know what i'm saying. He got knocked out by the cushion main. Just like the most famous thing that you ever see like. I don't know it's still up in air whether he's going to be able to to win aaron rodgers and taste them hill teaming up again and that quarterback round. Obviously those who have history from other time in green bay. What about the washington football team They have been building their defense Maybe they feel like they're a quarterback away from a deep playoff run. They lost in the wildcard last year after a long drought of not being in the playoffs. Is that a team. I mean you talk about respecting. People have a lot of respect for ron rivera. And what he's doing there their be ideal situation destination as well. You got young skill position players gibson. They think about maclaurin only outside. Samuels on the outside. You know they have a good solid offense line. Their defense is going to give air. Would or would give aaron rodgers lot more opportunities possessions to score points So washington football team something that maybe as being thrown out there as well. We talk about the broncos we were talking about the panthers. Go and i keep going back to. I just can't see the packers trading him within the conference This is a guy who is motivated by slights and if he ever had to face green bay or even had the potential to face green bay with a chance to knock them out of the playoffs. I think you would get the single greatest performance by a quarterback you have ever seen as the guy who would be motivated by that opportunity to not green bay out okay. So yesterday aaron rodgers was asked about jordan. Love right jordan. Obviously the guy who's kind of been forgotten in this whole saga between the front office and aaron rodgers and air. It has been on the other side of this. In fact saturday night is the family night. Scrimmage up in green bay at titletown. It's expected to be the first time that the lambeau bowl will be full since january of twenty twenty so eighteen months okay. That's a very long time for the people of green bay and the surrounding communities to not be cheering on their green bay packers and that is when in two thousand eight brett farve came back remember. He had he had retired earlier in the year and he came back. There were all these rumblings. We were tracking flights in wisconsin. And when he landed he went to Lambofield sat in sweet and really made a whole spectacle of the evening. So aaron rodgers has been on the other side of this thing and that's why this off season. He made sure to reach out to jordan. Love i definitely hearken back to that That summer of various time this year and thought about putting myself in his shoes. What's he got to be feeling. What are his emotions hours for him. And then i just reached out you know reached out a number of times. Check on t. hours doing He threw oxy's Season last year without you know his sweetie she was. She was over in the different continent. You know jason her own dreams so to check on him don't personally You know all the all the parts of the relationship the friendship that are important messages checking worries his sweetie. That was interesting working on it. We're going on his career. She she went to gray one times. Like oh hell no see you all season buddy. What do you wanna see from jordan love because obviously that will be a big attraction as the preseason kicks off jordan will be under center has we. Don't expect rogers to take a lot of first team snaps out there during the preseason. What do you wanna see from him. We didn't get to see him at all last year. So he's been a big mystery. I wanna see where he is from football acumen standpoint. I wanna see him especially when they get into those the second and third game where the defense is actively game plan for you like you know usually when you know the first game defense you just go out there and and the d. coordinator call stuff. Then you know by the second or third week actually take you to a real week of preparation. They give you a game plan. You get a game plan you get scotto reports. And you're you're you're expected to have a real game plan and try execute against complex defenses and i wanna see i wanna see football cume. I want to see how much it is. La leflore office. Has he retained kenny. Make checks at the line of scrimmage is going to be able to get his his team into to to the proper play understanding where the safeties rotating down at understand where he has to one coverage being able to be on the same page receivers when you talk about the quarterback and receiver having to see the coverage the same way. If it's a zoned and he sits down if it's mandy continues. I wanna see all those things that you want to see from a young quarterback but a quarterback that you have a lot of extra taxes for as somebody who's been through training camp. How much emphasis should people put on. Should fans put on when you hear numbers like oh. A guy went five for eleven in during seven on seven. Should they care about that during training camp. Isn't it just like it's practice zero. I i could care less about what people do. Because every day in practice and training camp has a different emphasis right. It could be okay today. The defense are going to being Covered three and fire zone which is basically the blitz version of cover three with one less man underneath so today. We're going to work on our fire zone beaters right. So every day has a different emphasis in usa fan or the media out there trying to chart place have no idea what the emphasis was what the install was and they usually put you in the worst possible position to see if you can overcome being in the worst possible position stress tests. Exactly this is exactly what it is. It's a stress test every day that you put in there and that's why when you have the green and white gain we have certain periods you know is more pressure put on the offense and defense so you but oh man. They can't pick anything up today. Man the defense dominated well could have been blitz pickup day right and deep is putting all a big exotic glitches. You have to see it as an offense or could be three y day get caught out there and you uncover to and you're in the worst possible defense that you can be in and you have to find a way to figure it out right because you gotta think about practices really about what you can get away with in pushing your limits and the do that you're gonna have failure but you don't need anybody from the outside and charter he failed. You don't even know the hell be working albright. We've been asking all morning. What players are you most looking forward to watching this. Preseason eight eight eight say. Espn eight seven to nine. Thirty seven. seventy six keep getting us your calls all morning long. We've been talking about jordan and a lot of people curious as to how he's gonna look when he finally gets out their family. Night scrimmage on saturday maybe not the best opportunity but certainly when they start taking on teams in the preseason. You're going get to see. Just what jordan. Love has learned over the last year or so all right after a slow start. The favorites are now one win away. We'll get the latest on team. Usa from tokyo. Next that after. Bart has this from o'reilly auto parts o'reilly auto parts specialize in keeping your car on a road. Not sure how much your battery life has left. Awry auto parts can help their professional parts. People will test your battery for free if you if it does not need to be replaced. They'll help you find one that can be the right fit for your car. 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A thirty to five g. for only two hundred ninety nine dollars. No contract all on america's best networks straight talk wireless five g. capable device required actual availability coverage and speed may vary while you were sleeping team. Usa one moving onto a gold medal game. That's the basketball team that we're talking about a statement win over australia punching stick to that gold medal game which will be friday night. They will take on the winter of france and slovenia. Who do you want to see their luca danni which obviously on slovenia he has been exceptional for that team. He's never lost an international competition. You wanna see the rematch or you want to see luka versus usa. I want to see the france. As i don't wanna see that they can miss me with croquet mature man. I wanna see luka man. I wanna see five people against luca. Luca putting a buckets man. Luke amount of luca ever put down to mcdonald's and decided to get in shape. I think he can quietly. You know in short order. Be a top three player in the nba. Just luca just more exciting to watch. He has to flare for the dramatic. I love the off off off balance shots. I love the creativity you know. I don't and i don't think you know. Drew holiday or chris middleton they got nothing for him and it's like watching it out to be able to have the watch. Some of the best players in the in the world have to double one-star would be amazing. I think humbling but they know what they have to do it. They're going to have to double them. 'cause kate one person on on usa stout luca team usa is looking for its fourth straight gold in basketball in the olympics. Are we at the point now. Where if they don't win gold. It's a huge disappointment. And there's a column right now on yahoo sports saying it's time to blow the whole thing up like no more veteran nba players. Let's go with college guys. let's go with actual amateurs boo boo. Why tell me why because listen. We wanna see. See the best of the best player. I don't wanna see christian lakers play. I wanna see. I wanna see the because the world angle put what were gonna do. They gonna put a collar together in the world now. They're not right so we taken on their best player right so so their best players may include luca you think you're going to get the rest of the world cooperate and then they're gonna be acting like they beaten us in. The world is caught up because they've beaten our young babies No hell no. They play pros. We're gonna play are pro well anytime this team loses the way. It's currently constructed. People lose their minds. People say like what did you buckle like. How does kevin durant and company lose in some of these games leading up to the medal round creating we created game. We had the head start. So like yeah. The rest of the world is catching up but we should be able now to start increasing lead right because now you know basketball is a global sport right. Football is it. Baseball isn't basketball is a sport. That's played in every single continent. And i think the world is catching up but then got here yet. They got about a hundred years before one hundred dollars before going to be a fair fight In case you missed it. The united states. Men's basketball team did rally from a double digit deficit to beat australia. Analogous taking on the winner of slovenia or france in the gold medal match. Which will be on friday summer games. News notes is brought to you by california almonds representing your country or representing your trivia team almonds are a natural fuel for the best you california almonds own at your every day. Every day are since. We're talking about usa basketball. It makes sense to go to the guy who knows this team better than anyone. That of course is our espn nba insider. Brian windhorst. who is joining us now. On the good your hotline from tokyo. Thank you so. Let me teach you how the globe or all the time zones work great to have you brian. So yes of course. Usa wins and we were just talking about this column that yahoo put out saying it's time to blow this whole thing up get college kids in their amateurs in there. That people will wrap their arms around it a little more because right now the expectation is if team. Usa doesn't win gold. it's a disappointment. What are your initial thoughts on hearing that no way. The level of olympic basketball is spectacular. Right now you've got slovenia and france playing right now. It's the first quarter. Luca is playing spectacular. You had ten points and five assist in the first quarter. They're beating the french. Just because the americans are doing well doesn't mean it's not good basketball. The australians played really well today for a while kevin durant which is better and You know if you don't wanna see that. Kevin durant play in the olympics. I don't know what to say to you. you want. You want the highest level of basketball. You want the country's sending their best representing their best. You don't wanna go backwards. I think it would be a terrible mistake and quite frankly college players are playing one year in college. So what college player. A college players. What you happen to get him in that one year. So what if you if. You're not nineteen years old in an olympic here. He can't play in the olympics. Quite frankly it's a ridiculous premise. We've already talked about it too much. I said it better myself. Wendy but who would you rather see in a in the in the gold medal game. Would you rather see the rematch or would you rather saw luca versus this usa team. Man listen guys if you watching the slovenians play. It's kind of it's kind of crazy because everybody's double teaming luca rice forty eight in his first olympic game a couple of weeks ago. Everybody's like look. I'm not letting this dupuy fifty on us. We're gonna shut him down well every time you throw a double team. He's got a countermeasure. If you come from the right he knows where to go to the left. If you come from behind me knows to go right you know he can. He knows where to throw. Bounce pass through to throw lobby knows who opened the three point line. He knows who's open at the mid range. I mean he is like a surgeon out there and the french who are a really good team are having difficulty handling. He's eating them alive right now. Now it's only the first quarter. He's eating them alive. And i'm just going to say this. Luca is seventeen playing for slovenia. And okay this is their first olympics but a couple years ago when he was seventeen they won the euro championship which is the hardest tournament outside the olympics. Really to win. It's an absolute meek. I wouldn't even say it's harder to win the world championships because there's no easy game so Playing seventeen and aluko. Which is now. I guess he would be if they win. I mean that's that would be incredible. Brian win joining us on the goodyear hotline he of course are espn nba insider. If you're wondering what that game looks like right now. Slovenia and france are currently tied in the other semi-final The winner of that game will take on the usa squad in the gold medal match. All right let's go back stateside brian. Because obviously a flurry of agency moves over the last few days and we're really interested in the the battle in the east. The heat have bolstered their rostered in in a very short time. Where do you think they rank now amongst the teams in the east. Yeah i mean. I think they're obviously right there. I mean it's hard to look at milwaukee in brooklyn and say that the heat are neck and neck with them They've made some really good moves and they're gonna be rugged defensively i mean. We're in an era right now on offense where just total gas i mean. If you look at the bulls are doing the bulls of assembled a team. That is basically all offense. I mean lonzo ball the fens a little bit but that is a straight offensive team. And then you look at the heat and you look at pj tucker and jimmy butler and kyle lowry. These are guys who are going to knock you around in bruise. You on defense. So they're going a different direction. But i will say that. I think the key for the heat is tyler hero. Takahiro had a spectacular rookie. Season was awesome for them in the bubble. They made the finals last year had a sophomore slump and so they need that differentiating talent in hero. I mean it's obviously not all going to be on him. But if he can elevate his game and become the you know the borderline all star that he showed as a rookie. That would be a huge difference maker for them now. Yesterday the brown was in his feelings again. He was talking about all the dollars and talked about keeping the same energy but any took it down. You know what do you think or any other concerns about the age of the roster. Are they warranted or just hot i. I guess i'm not worried about the age of the roster. I mean some of these guys actually fit pretty well and by the way they signed three guys in their twenties. So i mean i know. They're all but they do have some young guys. I'm concerned about their defense. Because the thing about it is as much as we talked with. Anthony davis the bronx. Obviously those guys are the drivers but the lakers have been a great defensive team. They were great defensive team when they won the title. They're a great defensive team last year when they were a high seed before. Lebron got hurt and basically flush that roster and most of the guys they've brought in are not known for their defense certainly russell westbrook is not certainly carmelo. Anthony is not and so this is really going to be on eighty in the bronx to defend their positions while because they're gonna have to play bigger with the way. This team is designed. It's on frank vogel. It's a lot of pressure to see if his defensive system can hold up with less talented defensive players. Brian win who is joining us on the goodyear hotline all right. Let's talk about the knicks for a moment because obviously big move with kemba walker going to new york and here we are again talking about how things shake out in the east. You mentioned the nets you mentioned milwaukee. We just talked about the heat. It doesn't feel to me like a significant enough move to move the heat into the top. Four top five in the east. It still feels like they're down there on the outside looking in. What am i missing here brian. Well you know. I think the knicks last year probably overachieved a little bit. And i do think that they realized that they don't have a championship roster. But tom thibodeau really. I think we lost brian. Windhorst for a moment. but nice. Join cur- louis riddick. Who are going to get to in just a moment. You know it's funny. I really wanted to hear what he was saying about the knicks because that was my reaction yesterday and i wanted to sit there and like and like make knicks fans. Get all up in their feelings. Lebron yesterday max kellerman calling kemba walker a mini kyrie irving. That is high. Well listen when healthy desperate is warranted a little bit you talk about a guy that you know and his worst share injury riddled season where he only played forty three games. He still averaged nineteen points. And he gives the knicks balance. He gives them a point guard. He takes the ball out of. Julie's rondos hands so much where which was something that hurt them in the playoffs and just think about the olympics is it. Have you know this is a team. Now house constructed reminds me of my detroit pistons that won the championship. Beat the payton. Karl malone for Lakers because they have guys that aren't greater superstars downgraded guys. That can play together as a when you think about now you know. Derrick rose is going to be on the bench. he's gonna come out with quickly. Also does that mean in new orleans. No well is coming off the bench in that in that package. Ob topping who we expect so much more from Than what we got last year. But then they're starting five is fine. Evan foyer. julius randle most improved player league. You add that to kimball walker. Rj baird is averaging twenty points. Can he take the next up. You know he's the third overall pick. I mean it's a lot to be optimistic about. And i think the knicks are it both ways. They're making smart moves but they're still about player development and still a maybe a couple years away a top spot in the east. We're gonna talk more about kemba walker as the morning goes on. You heard from brian. Windhorst keyshawn jalen. Zubin is presented by progressive insurance with insurance for cars homes boats motorcycles. Rv's and commercial vehicles. You can find more information at one. Eight hundred progressive and progressive dot com. Okay you got a little tease there. Yeah you saw louis riddick. He's coming up next as the nfl. Preseason kicks off tonight but that is after sportscenter. And we were talking about it with brian. Windhorst kevin durant and drew holiday rally team. Usa past australia. Ninety seven seventy eight to advance to the olympic men's basketball gold medal game. They'll play the winner of slovenia and france that game going on as we speak. Usa looking for its fourth straight gold in basketball. Also the us women's national team megan re pinot and carli lloyd each scored twice to lead that squad bronze at tokyo twenty twenty. They got a four three win vs australia and carli lloyd goodness what hasn't she done she becomes the. Us women's national teams top score in olympic history. Her goals match jersey. Ten ten goals wears number ten plus a big night in the nfl as the preseason officially gets underway tonight cowboys versus steelers in the hall of fame. Game in can't know hieaux that is at eight o'clock eastern sports earners brought you by straight talk. Wireless straight talk. Wireless has ruled out five g. coverage nationwide. You can get a samsung galaxy. Eight thirty to five g. for only two hundred ninety nine dollars. No contract all on america's best networks straight talk wireless five g. capable device required actual availability coverage and speed may vary. We gave you a little teaser. As our guy louis riddick popped into the shot just a few minutes ago he is. Espn monday night football analyst and he is now ready to go good morning lou. Great to have you on keyshawn. Jay will zubin jan ladda bart scott holding it down I think we should start with the hall of fame game tonight. Obviously we don't expect to see the starting quarterbacks under center But what direction do you think that the steelers should go. If in fact ben rothlisberger has done this year. This is the last year with the steel city is mason. Rudolph the guy Jen he's not. They already know that we all know that we all watch tv and see this. That's not trying to be disrespectful to mason. But he's had his opportunities. And i think right now. They know what they've got there. The wildcard for pittsburgh. This is really dwayne haskins. And it's whether or not they are able to go ahead and make sure they get him to reach the requisite level maturity off the field making good decisions and then when he's on the field making good decisions and kind of like this unleashing all that natural athletic ability. He has because they took a flyer on him. Where it's like. No risk to them at all. Kevin colbert in mike tomlin together. Nail distinct no risk to the steelers. And really it's all the upside in the world for the steelers and for and for dwayne as well so he when he comes into the game finishes out the first half as he's expected to probably plays into the fourth quarter as he's expected to. That's what that's what i'm looking for. That's what i think. The steelers are really looking at all offensively to see whether or not they have absolutely hit a home. Run out of the park for minimal investment one year. Eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars. That's what they pay doing the haskins. That's what they're paying dwayne haskins with no strings attacks. That's the biggest story of the night for me for this team is to see how this young man plays. He's already had a bit of controversy. This all season as wells know as he tries to get his life back together but for me. What else is interested in finding you. Is it more about the dallas defense like what some of the secondary stories that you're looking. Yeah yeah i think dallas is defense bar for sure and you know. I'm always gonna want to talk about defense. Although we always talk about quarterbacks but you wanna talk about that. And look. I think for them. It's about the young man in the middle of the defense. It's about mike. Parsons and just how much of an impact he will have on this team that we know that this is the hall of fame game and this is their first you know their first eleven on eleven live scrimmaging against another opponent but still i would expect this guy to come out here and really show that youth that speed the explosiveness just the overall playmaking ability. Although we both know that from a game planning standpoint they may be run for five. Defenses tonight if that but that's probably a good thing too because you get to see their natural athletic ability in the natural playmaking ability. He is the key. I believe to this entire team because he is going to be the guy who's going to be the focal point in the middle. As the mike backer as the tone center on this defense the same way some great linebackers that have played in this game before him have set the tone just think of how bobby wagner has been for seattle all those years in the same exact same scheme that dan. Quinn is putting in down in dallas. He's the guy he has to be someone who shows up tonight. You know what's crazy reading when you say that right. I remember what jalen smith was just a couple of years ago before they pay them you know what vanish is when he's healthy. You know if you think of the talent they have that level you know they have three guys that are capable being all pro or pro bowl is arguably probably the best group backers talent wise in nfl. But how quickly do they hand at baton over the michael parsons and say. Hey you're the guy. Because if i'm if i'm jailing smith for i'm vander somebody. He'll just do better to me by this. Ain't this ain't the defense around him. You build it around me. I'm i'm the top dawg here. So are you side to see that man. Yeah yeah you know. I think when they drafted him. Twelve overall already handed the baton to now. It's just a matter of whether or not he's gonna take off and run with it or if we're going to drop it. I think it's just as much as you like. Dylan smith and as much as i like late vandross. When he came out of boise these guys really athletically and from upside standpoint. They're not they're not in mike. Parsons category this. This young man is special. He just is from height weight speed explosive playmaking ability blitz ability rundown stop ability. The question for me though. I'll tell you what this this the one question i have with him is what exactly are they going to do with them on third down. Is he going to be someone who's going forward meeting. Are they going to be rushing him or is he going to drop back covering tight ends backs. How do they usually deploy him. Because at penn state he was really a downhill guy. He was the kind of guy who's is coming to this wreck everything. How do they use them. But yeah i think. It's i think this is his room now. It's his room. it's his defense. he's the key. Just just pay attention to me a little bit right. Because i thought that xavier collins was the better linebacker when i broke him down. I saw i saw a lot of them over land over there. And you know like i know at some point. Gotta stand on the train tracks when a train is coming through. And i wanna see that collision i wanna see that power that standard played the pittsburgh steelers and i wanna see niger hairs. I wanna see parcels on the train tracks. And i wanna see who's gonna win their game a chicken there are no. I'm with you there. I think he's one of those one of those guys who probably in college and get away with doing a little bit of that as far as you know maybe not necessarily taking things on flush at the point of attack like you're talking about and playing downhill like you're talking about. I think you'll see that. I don't think there's any there's any fear in this man's game in quite honestly when you're talking about xavi and calms down there at arizona for a guy who was six six four six three six four to seventy plus two sixty quite oddly. I didn't see the thump with him. Either and you know you played with them kind of guys and you were that kind of got and i. I don't see that many linebackers quite who play that way coming out of school anyway because the game become so lateral. Right not too. Many teams are really testing. You as far as the downhill run game. Oh he didn't get that test tonight. You're to get that because that's what pittsburgh wants to be. Pittsburgh wants to get away from playing that horizontal game and play a little bit more. That vertical game encounter power downhill between the or rather in the am gaps. Because i'll tell you this. Mr rooney said that's what he wants to steelers to be. He said he doesn't want this team to be the finesse team anymore. He wants it to be physical downhill so for all of dallas dallas second thirteen defenders on the first and second level. And the strong safeties when you come down to the box. They're gonna test you tonight. You gonna find out. Just how much want to strap up your helmet and go ahead and put your pads on somebody in. That's for us. We wouldn't want any other way. He is louis riddick. Espn monday night. Football analyst joining us on the good your hotline. Do we fill up your cup. They're did you get enough defensive talk you got i just wanna make sure you know a see just this. I know i'm just talk about the quarterback because that's what everybody else was. I'll talk about defense all day. I'm gonna shock the world here and ask you about dak prescott. Because of course we don't expect them to be under. He did not travel to canton for the game And i know that there's plenty of time for him to bounce back from this. But i know he wanted to see some live action. This preseason just to see how that ankle was you know going against guys Is there any reason why this is a setback for the dallas cowboys. Or do you expect and be right out there week one. Well i'm not gonna panic. And i'm not going to be concerned because dallas management and they're coaching staff and their training staffs and it doesn't seem to be concerned they're just back down rather pulling back the time line extending the time line because they have that time as far as making sure that his shoulder is is good to go. But i'll tell you what it get the regular season and there's any kind of apprehension on dax part as far as being able to pull the trigger and fire this ball at all three levels of the defense getting worried because this thing of the people that they got behind them. Okay gary gilbert bendon uchi cooper rush for a football team that has irrational expectations attached to him. Every preseason anyway that is not that is not who they want out there that is not that will throw everything sideways. So i'm not panic because they don't seem to be panicked but this is not the ideal way to start out young. Well you're young franchise quarterback right. Now they're pretty much putting everything on as far as meeting those rational expectations because look without back in there. I think everyone would say those. Irrational expectations becomes absolutely just a pipe. Dream they really do. I don't think dallas is going to win the east anyway but without him and without him one hundred percent. I don't think they have a shot at it. So they need to go ahead and just get in the week one and hopefully crossed their fingers and makes and hope that he can make it through seventeen games all right. He is louis riddick joining us on the goodyear hot with their suit lou to chat with you here here. We go every we gave this keyshawn. Jalen zubin coming to you. Live from above the heineken river deck at pier. Seventeen okay and nfl head coach. Who starts his day in a way that we can all relate to and understand and appreciate. We'll explain that right after. Bart has this from o'reilly syntax. Full synthetic oil is back and better than ever syntax premium full synthetic oil option and an affordable price only at a rally they enhanced formulation syntech insurance complete protection against friction heat in where and provides defense against sludge deposits. Syntech is formulated for use in today's engine. 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Thirty seven. seventy six. What players are you most looking forward to watching in the preseason. Glenn let us know we've talked about jordan love a little bit. We've talked about nausea harris a little bit sure nausea harris tonight for sure how he handles it. The offensive line. See if they figure some stuff out as well But we've got a lot of people weighing in on that and we'll get to that in just a moment before we move onto far. Look i understand. You need your caffeine. You need your coffee in the morning. Nfl head coaches are no different than you or bart or anybody else needs a little. Pick me up in order to get out the door. Every single am so yesterday. Dan campbell. Head coach of the lions was talking about his morning routine. And how it starts with a cup of joe. Ultra normally what i do is i get. I'll get to vinci. I go you know star back to get to vinci of the height with two shots so black. I'm both start today so You know. I'd get that one that one but i have a question for you. That's that's a lot of caffeine like as somebody who doesn't drink caffeine or doesn't consume caffeine that to me. Sounds like a heart attack. Waiting to happen i wrong. I mean he would probably say in the words of Jim brown the Any given sunday he don't get hard taxi. give them you know. Just iraq. But this dan campbell's had a interesting all season like he had one job. One job his only job was not embarrassed detroit embarrasses over and over not that this is to agree gis but like just but the kneecaps still just pipe it down just a little bit. Then he space helmets. Okay but i got a question for you. This always goes back to the age old question about authenticity. Don't we want guys to be authentic. Don't want them to be who they are and even if they are makes you roll your eyes a little bit at least three intruder themselves right because you always talk about how players can spot a phony mile away and players have no time for that so better for him to be himself if this is who he is and try to be some pipe down version of. I mean every time i look at this guy just reminds me of over from revenge of the nerve to cabbie this to be a head. Coach is lead. Like i don't know maybe it's gonna work. I mean they. They brought chris. Bill back who i love. I grew up. I grew up in the barry sanders. Air crispin was a cabinet. that defense. love him just like he just went out there and got meat heads or something. You know what i mean. So we'll see how this works out. Let's see if this team because attitude reflect leadership and this attitude is all jacked amount. Do i hope that this team can be disciplined and they can play within the rules of the game and not be a team that has a lot of penalties because they play with emotion not using their head and keeping calm and i hope dane drinking coffee because that's their poses for a lot of offside penalties well right because there's a huge emphasis on hydration football now charts all over college football telling me what color urine as a certain color. You're not a team player. Somebody on twitter doing the math for us. He says that's the equivalent of drinking ten red bull's every single morning. I think that is something that people can relate to because of course you know that i have one red ball bouncing off. The walls are ekg word about you. Start sounding like busta right Give us a call. What is your morning routine. Eight eight eight say. Espn eight eight eight seven to nine. Thirty seven seventy six keyshawn. Jalen zubin is brought to you by barbasol. Feeling rates starts with a great shave and great shave start with shaving cream. that's barbasol shaving cream and american classic for over one hundred years. You're looking good america. You're shaving with barbasol. what is your morning routine. This reminds me. Also of that order. That went viral was like two months ago three months ago at some point where there were like sixteen different ingredients. It was a venti caramel crunch frapp. 'cause we talked about it on our show in milwaukee like at what point is this just rude and obnoxious sixteen different ingredients right so somebody gets even if you put it in as an online order. Somebody's still gotta make that thing. You miss me you lose me at. What the five pumps of what you just jerk at dinner day. You need to make your own coffee. You need to go buy one of those those starbucks team machines and make your own stuff man you get the hell out here first of all. I'm gonna charge you cry dribble because you you wasting. My time has really set back by other people's order so you need to pay five times the price. Ooh that's a good thought. We could make them pay five times. The price absolutely. We've got some live calls coming in eight hundred eight say. Espn eight eight eight. Seven to nine. Thirty seven seventy six. We've been asking you. What players are you. Most looking forward to watching in the preseason. Let's get to rick in georgia. Rick you're on with jen ladder and bart scott here on kishan jalen zubin. What's up rick. Good yeah Looking forward to seeing justin feels this. Preseason that yeah with a really interesting how to use them in the preseason Where they play on the base package from under center or they use them in. The shotgun really seems potential. Rick you should know right because he's your from georgia georgia fan. So you've seen a lot of justice thrills and you think that maybe smart denham role. Yeah definitely definitely well. Thanks for the call. Rick appreciate you again. 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"New pitcher into the game for the legs and it is left. Now it's still. Sean sean doolittle so do little remains in the game and the cubs have a one to nothing lead as they bad in the bottom of the eighth inning so guard swings and breaking ball lofted into centerfield lake when a couple of steps toward left to make the catch and so guard quickly disposed of to begin this eighth inning with chris and joey votto. He won't let us call them a future hall of famer reds first baseman. Joining us here on this afternoon. So we call them. Joey votto the i l. guy right. I'm sure he likes that a lot. Better that better. No employee number nineteen copyrighted broadcast presented by authority the reds and may not be reproduced retransmitted. Form the accounts and descriptions this game not be disseminated without the express written consent of the reds. Copyright reminder is provided by dinsmore the official legal counsel of the reds patrick wisdom and shooting here and the eighth inning slim's threw a pitch up we're talking about craig kendra the break and well. He is warming up in the cup. Bullpen as we speak and he has been awfully good this year. Yeah you you bring up the subject of Hall of famers. I don't think he's very far off from that if not already there he. He was amazing with the braves. And as i was describing earlier bats against him have always been as tough as it gets for right hand for for for me against the right hander. His slider is maybe the best slider. I've ever seen from from a right hander. At least when he was with the braves and his fastball was incredible to. I mean he's good to see him pitching well. I like seeing players like you know as you mentioned earlier. Who do i like competing against i like. I like watching people do well. Of course i cheer for the reds. Of course i wear the uniform and expect a world series each and every year. But i like seeing. I like seeing players do well to in in twos the pitch missed away wisdom up there with nobody on and one out of leading one. Nothing you were talking you came you join us in right out of the gate. You talked about how. This team is underachieved. This point wisdom swings he hits this one high in the air deep left field winker going back the wind beating it down. And he will make the catch on the edge of the warning track and has outnumber to off the bat. It looked like he got that one three square. It's outnumber to and back to the top of the order. Bring up jack peterson. You've got to imagine that that kind of thing would you. You're talking about really fueled this team. We've really noticed that intensity you talked about during that national series. So do you feel like this is kind of the point of the season. Where now is the time to really turn it around before it gets away from it. No question no question about it. Each and every day we have to keep our foot on the gas pedal and but we're a good team. We're a good team. So there's no reason why there's no reason why we shouldn't be competitive. And if you ask each and every one of the guys. I think they'd say the very same thing you know as i said before it gets early back. The top of the order peterson takes fastball from little too high do little cayman lasting struck out rafael ortega for the second out and then closed out the bottom of the seventh inning coaxing pop out the second baseman from david bodey or in the bottom of the eighth inning wrigley field in chicago. The one oh swing and miss. The count is even one one here. I can't look at jock petersen without thinking back to two thousand fifteen that home run derby when he was edged out by todd frazier by one home run. He had thirty nine home runs in the first three rounds and frazier beating by one. That was one great night. A great american ballpark the one and he swings a fastball. Up out of his own and pops it back out of play. So if we get into this When we get into this then here. I get to take over right. Yeah i get to call. I get to call a reds win. Was the deal okay. You get the reds game tying home run. I'm staying here for a reds win. Yes you are. And we don't want you to have to try to sleep on the floor and let me tell you something if we have to stay here for seventeen innings. I am going to stick it out with you guys okay. That's the spirit. That's what i like to hear. We're staying here till it's dark outside to get this win two balls two strikes. The kowt peterson the pitch and strike. Oh no breaking ball just a little low. I guess it got all of the plate and do little go for a little stroll around the mound workout some frustrations before he has to unload a three two pitch to jack peterson. He is hitless in the ball. Game jack petersen couple of flyouts the left fielder then wonder right and now. The payoff and a check swing foul on a fastball. Up in well. It's been fun having you i. It's great that you swung by stopped in to join us after going through your workout. Today i feel like you're trying to get out of here. I'm not at all. Here's your here's your hat. What's your hurry i come back with. You can't stay salak. no i'm kidding. Here's the three to pitch. And its way inside ball four. And it's a to walk to jack. Petersen i did. I want to want to tell you that before. In in case we don't have time in the ninth inning but it has been awfully awfully enjoyable. Have up here. Well i get to tune into the game and And talk ball a little bit can be it can be a you know. It's i think. Ball games are meant to be washed in a group. And i'm happy to share this with you guys. David bell will go out. Take the ball from sean doolittle. He will exit and new pitcher. Coming in for the reds. We will tell you all about the new hurler runner at first base two outs cubs leading at one. Nothing and the bottom of the inning. Cincinnati bell reds radio network cubs have a one nothing lead reds have gone to the bullpen. Crystal tell you all about brad. Brock after we pause for station identification along the cincinnati bell reds radio. Network sean doolittle. Red hot as he came off the mound and gives way to brad brock. Thirty five year. Old right hander. That has a little bit of a funky action. In his delivery comes in for the fourth time with the reds pitched a couple of days ago against the nationals. Twenty four pitchers oneplus innings. Nothing one quickly jumps ahead of kris bryant. On at first base two outs the pitch and bryant takes low. Think part of the frustration. For sean doolittle as it looked like he had jock. Peterson struck out on a to pitch but did not get the call and eventually walked him tight one nothing game. It seems like every pitch really magnified breaking ball. Mrs low to bryant. And it's tune one with chris welch and joey votto would you say employee number nineteen and i'm grateful for it. I'm telling me through. All the pitches strike talk about having an inferiority complex in this booth right now sitting here between youtube. I thought you were talking about me. You're taking shots at chris or i. I always taking shots at me usually. That's the that you're right. We're trying our best here. Duval brian the pitch. And it's in the dirt outside. What do you think. More splitter changeup on that on that pitch. I think it's more of a change. Yeah he must really roll over the top of it because it really does this guy have a little funky action and his delivery. Does that bother you at all. Depends some guys. I tell you what that rogers from san francisco gave me fits well. He's given a lot of people. Fits payoff pitch and bryant. Swats it down the right field line but that'll twist back into the seats and speaking of which i don't kris bryant doesn't look very comfortable up there it looks like he's still trying to find the I don't want to speak for him. But but i think he's still trying to find the release point but you know what i'm on the radio. I'm going to speak from why not. That's what you're here to talk about. You probably feels great up. There extended his hit streak to ten games for the sixth inning. Single bad over the plate. He will do that. He will the with three to strike three called. Cottam looking with a fastball. Right on the outside corner denise. Brian is punched out the cubs strand. A runner at first last chance for the reds coming up in the ninth one. Nothing chicago on the cincinnati bell reds radio network.
Curt Schilling on the Hall of Fame, Impeachment, President Trump, The Media, ESPN and Being Cancelled
"Man this. This is grueling. This is our fifth day of doing the Jerry. Kelly PODCAST I. I know we promised your Monday. Through Thursday this is a special addition addition of the Gerry Callahan. PODCAST Week one day. Five a friend Curt Schilling joins us in as you know curt schilling. He can talk man he can talk but we sat down talked to former. ESPN analyst Future Hall of Famer. Kurt Schilling on the Gerry Callahan. PODCAST presented did Bhai Shaykh concrete ally paving and The lovely Legacy Club of Boston. This is the Gerry Callahan. PODCAST iced former Red Sox pitcher former baseball analyst extraordinaire on ESPN and Future Hall of Famer Front Curt Schilling. What's happening? Chill Chill Gerry. How're you doing doing all right? A big question is what tell you been. Doin' everyone who knows that we're friendly and I talked. You occasionally like you come and go sometimes. You're all over twitter and all over the Internet and other times you just disappear if you've been shadow band Yeah I have for about a year and a half two years I really Yeah But I kind of knew I. Twitter has funny math when it comes to conservatives because I had about a quarter million followers Two and a half years ago. I've gained little over three hundred thousand in that two years and I now have two hundred sixty thousand okay and do you find out at mathworks. Do you ever get the details. Do you ever get a hold of someone and say. Why are you doing this to me? No no it's obvious. Yes I mean come on. There's certain things you know. I I'm I'm from the school of like the real world and like like You know not everything. I understand what they're doing why they're doing it. I'm not sure if they I guess I just wonder if they really realize were not all as dumbs they think we are right. But you know it's just one of those things no big deal but you're good on twitter. I I mean you're you like the fight you go back and forth with liberals and you and you put some thought some effort into it. I mean this. They should appreciate appreciate that. It's not like you just bombed toss. You're certainly not you know. Some kind of white supremacists while we've we've learned that that when your there were no longer. It's it's not a normal period of time not just in this country but in the world and I say that because we know for a fact that over the last what three and a half years. CNN's ratings have tanked yes tanked. They can't even they're getting out drawn by kids sets a joke. It's amazing when you talk the top twenty five there. There's like one show in their from salmon chain but they haven't changed their agenda. That's a good point. They're thinking banking they're losing money. Obviously they're losing money and they're they've lost millions and millions of viewers but nothing's changed from a content perspective so it it's very much like when you say you know liberals hate trump more than they love America right the the the last hates trump up more than they like doing their jobs from Minneapolis. You could say the same thing Kurt about the Washington Post near Tons Boston Globe. I mean they their our top priority. Is You know the resistance. The top pray well stopping trump. It's not doing journalism but backup about eighty years. I and and let's run the Washington Post headline Nazi leader poet. Hitler assassinated right. I mean the things that I've read and and and the I don't know if it can't be a lack of self awareness I I guess again I I it really is. It's kind of been a joke. punchline for companies like trump derangement syndrome. You know whatever. But it's real they. Their hatred of him is so raw and so so strong that overrides commonsense and then. They don't look at what they say and what they do from the articles of impeachment. which apparently were you know? They had to be done immediately. Because time is of the essence. He's running the constitution. Listen to Nancy saying basically. I'm going to rewrite the Senate House rules So they make sure to have the trial I want them to have Mitch McConnell's like wait what I want to get back to your situation because you you are the poster boy my mind of the canceled culture but let's let's do trump. I know you and I are both right wings. Zealots and we've learned to embrace a guy that we didn't love initially in Donald Trump and I think One of the great things. He has gone inform. Kurt is his enemies he has. I mean I forget what he does is says he can just sit back and let you know Ilan Omar or or Chuck Schumer or Chuck Todd for that matter could let them do their thing and it does nothing but elevate him. I think last week this week was was his best week yet. I think his speech after you know the missiles landed at our basis and killed nobody is speech. Was the best speech yet. Lindsey Graham call that his tear down that wall moment. I mean I think last stuck to the script he didn't go off script. He stuck to the teleprompter and it was almost like he was articulating the trump doctrine at the same time but at the same time by the way he's enemies were rooting for Iran. Right now I mean that. And you say that you're not being facetious or you know playing with words. I mean they really. We had people in this country apologizing to the largest country of state-sponsored terrorism on the planet. Right we had people apologize. We had women who if they had said what they said in the country they were talking about what had been beaten. Don't screw because they didn't have their he job on and and you know they. I mean the videos of of the oppression that that that those terrorists believing leaving the Sharia law and all the other stuff that goes with that is is mind boggling yet. We've got a group of people who want to I believe the most inclusive yet they are the most exclusive group ever when you the leaders of the squad Toledo and Omar yesterday when trump was making it To Leap said you know we should have never killed Salam rainy in that was wrong. And I'm thinking. Wait a second people in your town in your in your district lost limbs because this guy blew him up in Iraq and Omar comes out and says she suffering from secondhand PS PTSD. She's in Washington. They're people who are genuinely suffering. Gosh who've been to war guys who've lost so pathetic I mean if that's not offensive. That's not well. Let's add to the fact that you saw the video when and So I WANNA say it was Schumer but somebody was discussing the casualties over there talking about it and in the background Omar's laughing joking and giggling with somebody I mean I. I don't know how to put this any other way. They're just really really really bad people and and I don't and I mean that in the truest sense of the word they are really really bad people but but you know what I'm also a a history buff And I know And I'm a Christian. I've always heard but never believed until now the saying that you know America will never fall from from a foreign enemy it will be. It will me inside out and I I gotTa tell you. That's exactly what I see happening. I can't agree more because you know these guys. These people going nowhere. Does anyone think Omar Leib or or Oriana Presley. We're going to get up by some Republican. That's not going to happen. There are nine primary right and their their party's not l.. They're running the party as we. Yeah well I I. I think it's very I worked for the young America's foundation and I get a chance to speak at college campuses and you know it's become come very simple For the Modern Day conservative in the sense that this has become a true battle for information the information being being informed and and being educated about the news takes time and effort now which is which is exactly how the left has won over. Its its sheep in. The sense is that they've forever been late too lazy to do their own homework so they let someone else to tell them what the news is. And that's because that's the only way we can get ahead here. There's no logical path to where we are as a country. There is there just isn't and now you have people. Well I mean before. He was desi waters on Fox News. The videos of him going to college campuses exposing the absolute absolutely ignorance masters students on basic. US history. That's not a small thing. I I actually talked about it yesterday. I it's something. I posted a post on facebook and and one of the things I said was we laughed and we joke about the fact that the left is trying to erase history from. I'm rewriting what the Koran is and means to to To Tearing Down Statue the left believes if you get rid of history it never happened. What is why were were getting where we are now? Can you imagine if we had You know someone's at Hey. Hey guys there's this dude over in Europe with a little mustache she's basically started. Kill a lot of juice and responsibly. Hey you know what. That's their problem. The doesn't matter to me. Let's let them take care of it or they would find a way to blame trump. I'm not sure how that would work. But like the these people they're they're non interventionists when they meet to be an warhawks when they when they need to be as they play both sides of the fence offense on every topic. I and you mentioned Jesse waters on campuses seen Dennis prager. I'm sure a Adam Corolla movie yet. It is frightening. I saw a poll poll yesterday and it was the question was Is the US the best country on earth and it went by age. And I think the age went up to twenty five twenty five and under a maybe twenty eight and under and more than half fifty four fifty six percent said no and when you went to sixty or sixty five and over it was nine percent so you know in the older people in our age fifties they were overwhelmingly said yes. Of course it is. I mean of course it has but more than half of young people people Blah ages of my kids and yours. Don't think this is the Ben. I don't know what they think is the best country. Maybe you know maybe Iran. They're not sure but I mean it's it these troubling it's troubling until you realize how stupid people are right. I mean th these are the same people that are that are walking around calling themselves fastest assist who if they were spending two minutes in Russia would have their ass kit. The these these ANTIFA cowards. Who Want to run around and tell people? They're anti fascist ashes while acting exactly like a fascist acts. It's it's pathetic it's embarrassing. I think it's hilarious. That we've got a group of people who say they're fighting for the rights of all illegals and and blacks and Latinos and Muslims in the mugshots very one of them is a twenty two year old white male or female other all white the right bill and you know have them a trust fund kids there you know. And they're not one of them is is employed. Now it's it's it's pathetic and to think that that that is I guess the bellwether for the let their proud event he sir but committed violence Mitt. Romney defended a minute. Yeah I gotta say as anybody. Fallen fallen is far from grace. He has in the last couple of years. I mean there's there's a nice list that candidates but I think under the radar. This guy is absolutely destroyed. Every every ounce of credibility question how you have those country songs like unanswered you know. God Brooks talks about unanswered prayers. You thank God for unanswered prayers because your high school sweetheart dumped you and then you found you real. Well think of this. I know you were on the same page as I was saying. I was so disappointed that Romney Lost Obama. I I thought it was a winnable. I thought he wasn't tough enough but I liked him. I rooted for him. I was crushed when he lost. Thank God he lost. Thank God my man and Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney. Because I think of it we without yeah. We don't get trump if we have romney for one term or two terms. Nothing I mean. It's a shame right. Willie got trump because of Obama. I mean there's that can be. There can be no mistaking that and you know that might have been the biggest gift of all twenty twenty right now we're gonNA get in historic fashion or or the left is going to rig the election and we're GONNA have a civil war I I you know I. I say that tongue in cheek kind of because when I see the things that are happening just like the gun. Grab going on in Virginia and realize that it's happening in the within the confines of the borders of this nation. It's terrifying it is. But here's the thing I know you. You probably like me. You weren't all that enthusiastic about trump. Sometimes in the debates in the primaries he was embarrassing. You said some dumb stuff he said that's the dumbest thing of all but your friend John McCain but right now I feel like I'm not one hundred percent but I'm pretty sure he's getting reelected thank God and it's partly because those things are going so well I tell people judge them on what he does not what he says and what he's doing right now is working but also the opposition has lost their minds and they lose their Is because of him he makes them right. I mean you've seen every Democrat wants to give free healthcare to legal aliens Pete. Buddha judge wants to pay reparations Shin's to legal aliens Elizabeth. Warren says she's going to walk out in the Rose Garden once a year and read the names of clack peaking of black transgender victims. uh-huh of murder. They have lost their minds. I'm I'm rooting for Liz. By the wedding. But you but I'm rooting for the fake Indian. Because I think that debate one on one trump and warned could be fascinating. Yeah I would love to see him. I I gotTa tell you when I I would I would love to get on stage with that woman I really would because proved to the world that one year junior college can make you intellectually equal to a Harvard. The teacher right. I mean the the things that come out of her mouth again. I keep going back to a really bad person. I agree and she's not. I mean they feel they feel emboldened enabled by the media because they can lie. Guys people like her. When there was a kid she was doing bent? Some seven or eight year old kid said if you get it elected will you stop global warming and she said Oh yes and I'm thinking. If there were any honesty in the media they would say excuse me. You're not going to stop global right. You know how about this. How do you plan on doing that? President Warren yesterday she said she was going to Medicaid for all for all and it wouldn't cost a dime in additional taxes for the Middle Class A blatant lie. We all know that's not true but nobody's GonNa call her out of you or me. Well I mean. Didn't you get the feeling that during the cavenaugh hearings that the left has gotten to a place where they no longer care about doing things is logically or doing things ethically or doing things morally. They just care about getting their way. They've tried to ruin people. Good good people. I mean I wasn't enthusiastic about trump initially running but I've known him for fourteen years and I know beyond everything else. I yes I I guess I would tell you. I think I'm similar to him in the sense. You know. There's some times when you just think that I really just. Let's say that and I don't know that he really has ever had that moment because I don't think he cares but there's nothing more challenging on on twitter than someone who's not funny thinking they are and he he's not a very funny guy never has been. I'm not a fan of trump equity some people Some of our friends on the right. They love it. You Know Hannity and these people love it. I cringe a lot of times when he tweets in the capital letters. And like well take a look at your. You and I have to work harder right because because listen. I stopped looking for moral compass. When Bill Bill Clinton was being served in the Oval Office? Monica Lewinsky. I don't look for a moral compass in the White House. I just want stuff to get done. I'll all handle bill. My moral and ethics The way I feel right and handling them and to take that a little bit farther I know based on the people that are that hate me and that right the things and say the things about me they do that. I'm on the right side of things when when somebody like Dan Sean say who who's lice apparently is a lot more sinful than he would lead us to all have believed talks trash on you and hates you. You've done something right and I say you know I I. It's it's one of those things people on twitter or facebook post. I hate your guts. You Racist Bigot. I feel like okay. Those are exactly the people that are supposed to hate my guts. That's right that's why I'll always like you. Hopefully we'll always be friends because I respect that so much when you don't care are you. Don't back down. You don't acquiesce as you know. In this day and age it's hard to do. A lot of people are favorite. A lot of people are afraid to voice. All you pay more because they we know that the you know the twitter verse is going to come down on them and crush them if they say the wrong thing and you know like I said earlier you're like in my mind. You're the poster boy of the cancel culture you were on. Espn you were doing games. You're very very good at it. You were the best analyst out there you lost your job because of a a medium that you re tweeted and some things you said about whenever but issues politics no big deal you just were on the wrong side. I mean at the time I know we talked about it. You mentioned you know they said no politics. What about you Mel Hill? What about Dan Lambert I? I was held to a standard unlike anybody else there and I didn't realize it until I look back on it and you know they talk about. Oh we warned him. We warned they warned everybody. But I was the only one held upheld the warning right and and it didn't matter I mean it's just like Oh Kurt he's a he's a right winger. He knows at Christie's bad guy that drives me nuts must drive you nuts. I was arguing with someone the other day said you know. Do you know what he does for charity work. You know how he is as a father as a husband you know any of that. Nobody re tweeted a mean. What but some guy dressed as a woman like a what you know and back to Shaughnessy? And I've argued with him about this. He literally left you off his his hall of fame ballot. Because you funny t shirt mocking journalists was funny. Essentially that right right right right. Well we live two things about the t shirt number one You know it was in bad taste but the the problem with twitter is that no one follows a the threat they just grab a post and and we'll make it out to be something it isn't that post was was posted in the middle of a commentary. In my opinion I was saying in my opinion that modern day journalism had committed. Suicide had literally Hong itself over the last couple of years because of their Desire and hatred of of president trump. you know that was it but that was lost in the in the weeds. And I know now you're let down. I don't back down. This was a t shirt that said on theory journalist you no assembly required. It's a joke about people who don't respect cheerless. Now tell me. Hey this is what do you call a hundred lawyers at the bottom of the ocean. What do you call that? That's called a good start. That's a joke about a lawyers people right. There's jokes about whatever dentists I mean so what. It's a wise crack. It's it's a joke about journalists not everyone respects journalist. So what. It's it's a Joe while the Shaughnessy San Kurt wants to hang. He wants Lynch journalists. I go no. It doesn't mean you don't want to drown lawyers either just making a joke talk about profession that you don't have a lot of respect for so what right well now trump right when they need to take him literally they do and he's speaking figuratively and vice versa. That's always been but the other big thing and and I gotTa tell you it's problem. The reason why every twenty four born under human being on in this country will be on Ritalin and adderall. Were now a one event society meaning you can do one thing in your life. It doesn't matter when you did it but if it's something the left does it like they can use it to define you know question and and that's a standard. They can't live up to themselves but they they hold everybody to that standard. I mean I I you know one of the things. He's one of probably the hardest thing for me through. All of this has been you know talking through with my kids about they see me and know me and they read the things they read and they can't put the two together like you know I say to people and it never fails. I'll tell people. Listen I'll I'll take your racist or bigot attack as long as you provide one example unquote or an act in my life that has ever been either. Don't link to an article tweeted on medium one opinion linked to a fact. It's something that I've done and it's the same thing they'll a link to an article. That has an opinion of me. They'll late to an article. That is interpreting now. The left has become great at reading our minds. You know what he meant to say was he's a racist no question or that. He wants to Lynch journalists. I always say you can call them. Whatever you call them? Bombastic or louder of noxious Saito like him. You can't say he's a bad guy a racist to beg it. I mean you know that you're making that up it's just your it's your these who's same people Jerry said about this. These are the same people that voted for me to win the four humanitarian awards. One that only two the players in baseball history of ever want and and I and I don't want us to talk about it like that because that's not why didn't stuff but if you think about this and I told I was talking to Scott about this everything they talk about me. Gammons wrote an article and wrote an article and the article. Would they talk doc about the good things that I've done factual things like they talk about. LS May talk about All these other things they talk about those things happen then when they talk about the bad stuff they talk about opinion and none of the stuff that they talk about on. The bad side is stuff you can verify its just opinion moult well I mean in which brings us to the hall of fame Which I mentioned this the other day even people who support you some of them you know reluctantly? Currently someone like Peter King had called the other day and he supports you because he doesn't think character personality should matter and you know he doesn't he think some of the things you do and say a repulsive but he supports you and then the next line is and I don't think Oj. Simpson should be kicked out of the hall of fame. Either I'm like so in one breath you you're talking about Schilling. Who happens to be you know a Republican and a Christian? I know you hate that. But in the same breath you mentioned a guy who murdered a couple of people Right then that's your. You know that your lot in life that your fate with the people. There's nothing you can do to change it but I think you're close to that day. Were you not only get the call. Get in the hall of fame where you belong. We all know that. But you get to make that speech which I can't wait. which would be awesome? But I don't know how close you track this. We've talked many times about what it means to you and you're not can right. You're not going to bow down and kiss the ring of you know Dan Shaughnessy or anyone else just to get in there. The way some people you know. They'll temper their views and they'll stay quiet until the give and you didn't do that. You haven't done that and most honest people think you should be in there already. They they understand the best postseason pitcher ever with three rings and all kinds of incredible clutch performances. But do you track it. Because there's a guy that yeah very closely this year so you looks good. You made a great point and it's one that I get offended by as well because I am now in the in. There's a trio of guys clemens bonds and May. I know you're right there with them. I know it's close. I don't know how how I'm in -cluded in that group other than you know I certainly did put the numbers up either. One of them did and I sure as hell didn't do the things exist. They did like being a Republican of being. An outspoken. Conservative is as bad if not worse than Vinci right did you. Is that bother you. Because the police on it's a guy again who tracks the voters he pulls a certain number of them. I'm all along the way and tries to gauge. Who's going to get? And he's got jeeter at one hundred percent but the latest one. He's got Larry Walker getting in and he's got you at a an assigned China closed. Its got you over eighty. But he's got bonds and clemens right around the seventy five will if if you're right there with them what if you get in with them will you you be honored or you find that a little. You know what I've said I actually Kinda. I think we've been together a couple different times when the balloting has come out and I you think I said to you before I never ever enjoyed the fact that we spend the first forty eight hours of hall of fame announcements talking about who didn't get in like the day for people that got in. Its I I look at that eats cases its own individual thing in the sense that for me. The hall of fame has chance to recognize the fact that you've been influenced and affected by hundreds if not thousands of amazing people. The famous a chance to say thank you to everybody. That made it possible for you to do what you did. I remember someone asking. You know how long it take it. A right you're the father's eulogy and I said I was writing my whole life. You know my was thinking about right at least the last my adult life what I would say and I kind of in a wrote it all down mm slowly but you know over years literally and I'm thinking if you're making a hall of fame speech which is your last real big moment up there on stage do you have in mind and what you're GONNA say already. No no I was gonNA say something about it but I go between thank you and you you know what a bunch of you know I also think about it like this if I go in. It'll be with probably the largest Yankee attendance crowds ever. Oh that's right that's right and and I will have to mention shutting up fifty five thousand people somehow somehow and But no but but I you know I again i. I don't know I just think about it as people who are every bit as morally bankrupt as as as anybody else. Yeah I mean there are wife beaters and alcohol drugs pedophile. I mean we know there are people who have children out of wedlock. You're GONNA be there. They're every bit in in many ways they were some of the worst human beings I've ever met. But for every Dan Shaughnessy or Michael Felder or Toni Basil. Roddy there's a Jayson. Stark Erkin Attempt curtsying. Guys who are just generally good people you will and so you know it you know. It's like everything else when you say the media you know. I don't mean everybody you'll be on wanted to join bill conlon in the hall of Fame Right. Yeah hey child Molester extraordinaire I mean. That's what a what a character guy that is I mean. Do you have any kept the family zone right right. That's the kind of thing like I said I've always told you that that my My mental stability is relying upon hall of fame plaque. Because some of the worst human beings I've ever met her in there right right and and there are bad people people in there and the people judging me could don't have the right to judge me as far as they could throw me but whether you get in this year next it's your what eighth time now. Try say so you'll get in. I mean there's no doubt and you'll be able to get in on your terms you'll be able to an and everyone will be on. They're wondering what's HE GONNA say they're going to. They're going to be curious will you. which way will you go? Will you be conciliatory or will you be honest conciliatory concilliatory for what I guess to say. Let's I know we didn't always get along whether it's the Yankee people or the Liberals you bet the Yankee people I gotTa Tell You Jerry the largest block of people that have come out and reached out to me and said I hate to do but now I love. You have been Yankee cents. I have gotten gotten thousands and thousands of people that have tweeted personally privately to me. Used to hate you but now I love you because I mean Anki Fan and you know what I do respect in New York and then I thought well you know people I think respect more over time is the mental toughness. Toughness the winning. When you I mean you hear it more than ever now You know obviously we're here with Tom Brady and his final days. It's just the clutch. Performance is the winning. And you forget you know the all the regular season games I'm enough you know. Just the routine stuff gets lost in. By the way I left by the wayside and people remember the big moments. Yeah they remember. You know Larry Bird for that or Jordan. Remember you know whoever Tiger Woods and the they're not gonNA remember necessarily how many wins you had or how many cy youngs By the way there were none there were none but they're gonNA remember World Series MVP BP and rings right. And that's with that you know. I mean I said when I my wife and I had a conversation station. I told you this before Nineteen ninety-two and we were talking. I just had my first year in the big leagues and I was talking about what I wanted out of my career here and I said I wanted to win the Roberto Clemente Award and I wanted when I retired as you ask any of my teammates life or death one game. Who is you want the pitch? I'd want it to be made and I worked my whole career towards that. You must love it when guys say I never liked the guy but if I have to win one game that's yeah it's it's amazing to me. Yeah Yeah I do like I mean again I I. There's a reason why why I'm one of very hugh players from the nineteen ninety-two team is still with his wife. These texters not not still with his first wife right right now but I mean it's there's there's a you know I wasn't in the clubhouse make them like me. I was as part of the team and I did the job I was being paid to do. And you can't expect to be liked by twenty four people from twenty four different backgrounds grounds every year but the fact that matter is all the things people claim about me. I've never ever and will never have a clubhouse guy cabdriver for a fan of former teammate. A coach or anybody say that I ever wasn't a good teammate. I mean you know the media thing I'll give you an example that the quote Ed Wade said you know. Every fifth days horse in the forties in between these. A Horse's asked was was ed being funny. But that's been used says something as like a rip on me and my first response honest to God who said wait. What does that weight ever done that? His critique of me would be valuable but I find that almost a compliment so it doesn't light noise being funny right because we had a very adversarial relationship because I was good enough in Philadelphia when we stunk to hold our ownership in front office accountable. And they didn't like that. Yeah Hey you have Obviously went over. You were cancelled. ESPN didn't like you politics even though you're really good at the job you're you're replaced by Jess Moran who I I mean Jessica Mendoza Jess Mendoza. Who is terrible at the job and A-rod who is not good a rod and multiple? Oh steroid user various other scandals. He's he's the toast of the town now every he's back. What's the chances that you can come back that you could do? Your old job again or is is that now. That's never that's their stuff going on That hopefully it will become public in short period of time. Let's make it public now. What do we no? I can't do that legally a real Yeah But you know they always. I always say that you know might don't always everybody's payback's a bitch but but we'll we'll see how it plays out And listen just was set in into a you know. She's very nice. There was a no win situation and I gotTa Tell You Alex I think Alex and I would have been phenomenal. Because Alex does wouldn't wouldn't have had to cover pitching and could talk about hitting and if you've ever talked to the guy about hitting he's he's a savant and he's a he's a good conversation Asian but that's just it's just a challenge. It's a challenge. And and so I thought I thought trucking our good funny But I know Oh but Dan. Shulman is ultra liberal and I don't WanNa be back anyway. Really that was he. He was one of those scenes. That just didn't let up. Let me just tell you this Jerry I. I made amends with Alex. His final season. trink training I met him in the parking lot and apologized. Yeah I did because what you do too. I read an article I why read an article in the ESPN the magazine. I actually read it A A well written article about Alex's life and it was when I was going through the thirty studio stuff and Alex I had to sit down in front of his little girls and explained he talked about how painful it was explained to them. How the the the horrible decisions he'd made in his life but it is a father? I sympathize with that and I did that. I do that with my family and my kids. You know thirty superstar. I didn't cheat or anything but it was. It was embarrassing and and I realized that I never wanted anybody to feel the way I felt in front of my kids and that all the other bullshit that that had gone on was baseball stuff between him and I and it was actually kind of funny because I I walked up to him in the parking lot in spring training at like seven thirty in the morning and I said listen. Listen he's like. Hey what's up. Whatever else I just wanted to apologize? And he's waiting because his reply was for what part. Yeah that's true you did show man. I said you know what I the things I didn't things I said I look back. I'm not problem but I don't want I never and I talked about about the family stuff and I said he was gone and goes listen. I'm just hoping you go out The way you want to go out and the chips fall. There's a good chance you're going to be on stage with at least one probably probably two of the most prominent Steroid guys ever the two best by the way will that be uncomfortable of made you know with them to know because that Broddrick I I wouldn't be on that stage if I'm on that state with our climate that that's a that's a no brainer Liz. I carried the clements flag. I was the last Guy I died on that hill. I was defending him and clubhouses long after everybody else quit. That's right. What the Hell's wrong you were you blind the things he had done and said to me lead me to believe that? There's no possible way. He could have done what they accused him of. And then when you start to see it's just over it became like the O.. J. Verdict Right. Okay yeah he was not guilty but he wasn't right eventually. Everyone just gives it up and says you know what what I was wrong. He's he's guilty. Everyone knew bonds was guilty. And you're never been friends with him. I guess you just do your thing. You're not going to be if I cheated. I think I it might be in. Why should numbers would be better? You play longer what would you I mean. I'd be close to getting in the same time. They're getting in right right right. That's that's the window. I guess it's well years and you. Just they were great at forty forty one forty two and then they put them. I mean they were in no matter. What but their in their numbers late in their career were just freaky? They were so good but the reason you weren't those will chicken Alexa Yours. They give it away your your. Yeah I know yeah I know but the fact the matter is that that I played against them and beat them and they were trading and I wasn't and you and you had your chance to testify with them against them and you didn't. Yeah and you know. It's amazing. I had people rail me for that. That's for forever. Yes and I tend to people I said listen I was. I was called the front of Congress because of a smart Aleck comment. I made in front of Tom. VERDUCI right right you know and but when you're under oath I'm not. I know I played with guys that use steroids. One hundred percent. Sure who it was I know Lenny was because he said Eddie did but I suspected a ton of people but I wasn't going to ruin anyone's life on speculation that that's that's crime crime and look back to be honest with you. We were. We had suspicions obviously about bonds and clemens but everyone wasn't certain back back then the way that right now. We're certain he'll right. We know details about claims in his trainer and bonds and his trainer. We know the facts now and McGuire are and manny and by the way Sosas not going to get close. He has no one hundred percent lock hall of fame numbers. Yeah but he's so he's kept out okay but bonds and clemens. They're guilty but they're going to go in. I don't I don't get the double standard. Well you know what I I WANNA do. I WANNA find out out if you look at the bonds and clemens voting there they have a different number of votes. I'm very curious to know how many people that voted voted for bonds. That didn't vote for clements. Right the white. It's a good question because they one percentage point apart and the latest poll has gone getting in and clements just short. We would be wild. If didn't that that General Lee means they're neither of them GONNA make because I've in in the eight gears of the balloting I know the site. You're but I'm on that every now and then as well the number your your percentages you just go down all right with the uncounted votes. Those guys who don't talk to the pollster like kind of like trump gins. They don't tell you apples exactly right and I think if I'm you a little wary of it because Larry Walker's numbers are outrageous. He's got him going up like thirty forty points I I love Larry Larry Walker. It was a nice guy to me which is important when you're looking at the hall of fame but I'm not sure he's an eighty something eighty six eighty seven percent guy. Yeah and I told you before I mean. I think it's a one and done here. The holiday Marie not right. It is bizarre. How much changes how much it fluctuates? I mean Jim. Rice started that like I think in the teens and few years later he's over seventy five hundred hundred right. What changed? I don't know but I I know that I struck anybody Out in the last eight years and I'm getting more and more support. Well hopefully when you find out January what do you remember the twenty-first on Mlb Network at six PM. We're going to have you on the twenty second on the Gerry Callahan. PODCAST at work. Will that work good. We're not going to see you back the ESPN booth arguing to see you somehow. Getting in your revenge I liked it. That's a great tease. Payback is a bitch. I look forward to seeing you do that hearing all about it. Kurt Hey listen. I'm proud and I'm one hundred percent percent behind what you're doing. I love what you're doin' call anytime I will do that. Thanks and all right. We'll have you on again. Thank you take Care Curt Schilling Future Get your hall of Famer victim of the cancel culture and friend of the show can be a friend of the GDP friend of GCP if we could you know nail him down and get him in here early. In the morning we could have won regularly. We'll try. We'll try but I'm happy for him. You know why he's GonNa get in the hall of fame his way you know. He's way a Lotta guys. They start playing the game. They become a little nicer to the media. They you know they become a little more likable lovable and they kind of sneak over the threshold shillings kind of become become more stubborn bombastic and yet I think people are feeling like they got a focus on the player and not the person and they're looking at those postseason the numbers in there saying that is a hall of Famer anyway thanks to curt schilling for joining us. This is the Gerry Callahan. podcast thanks to shake concrete. Thanks to ally paving thanks to the legacy club. Thanks to Pete Guston and and Dave colony thanks to you.
Hour 2: Jason Garrett's Future
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Baked in it's crazy dish that your Creamed Green beans and like these fried onions that are baked on top of it. My aunt and that makes us corn casserole. Sounds a little weird but shuts off. That's that's the one. I'm looking for macaroni and cheese. Recipes my godmother but if she was here have now macaroni and cheese from her mashed potatoes. I I do a lot of butter cream. And all the bad steph. Love this man in for like fifteen years. I've never seen anything that we've ever done it phenomenal descriptions. I can just tell Obama expressions if I give it thumbs up or not. I don't want any parts. We gave the assignment in this coming. Our picking his top five favorite Thanksgiving dishes. And can I tell you. I've never seen you put it in this kind of research. I mean the amount of work that you've done on this assistance important green. This is really important. Believe me I'm going to set the record straight. Okay you will. Oh here from that. That is about how many minutes away mark tell me again. Thirty five minutes away de will break down the top Thanksgiving dishes of the holiday. In the meantime we welcome you back to get up. We come do you live as always for the Heineken River Decade Pier. Seventeen and we are jam packed getting up with Thanksgiving football. And a must win for America's team but you well here at least one of our guys say he thinks ends today for the cowboys. Meanwhile Lamar Jackson is the truth. But it's one of his teammates WHO's making a super bowl guaranteed. Do you love that or do you hate it. And then he heard the boos all my long but in the end it was the brow who had the last laugh full highlights from a wild night in New Orleans on this Thanksgiving Day edition of up here on. ESPN and our games today got the appetizer in Detroit. You got the main course in Dallas and then the nightcap tonight in Atlanta. Let's dive into some of the key storylines for the really the biggest game day bills cowboys. We'll DAK PRESCOTT UP A bounceback game for a season. Low Two hundred twelve yards against the patriots Sunday fell to throw a touchdown he goes up against the good bills. Defense that is alive. Twenty points or fewer and nine of their eleven games this year. They're third in the League in scoring defense. And we'll Dallas find a way to get him Ari Cooper involved. He finished Sunday was zero catches for the first time in a cowboys always uniform and he was asked about that yesterday. As always I in You know if you're playing there the point of wanting to game I'm a fan of the game is to dominate it. And if you don't do if you don't do that you should always be fitted so he had to. Why didn't they? What couldn't you pretty hard dominated game off to targets? You could see. He gave it some thought he for one brief moment their thoughts. Do I want to say Sir I wanted to say. Are you happy or not. Happy that he said. I don't like you know clearly. That was a sign pointing towards the coaches that he wasn't was unhappy with not being targeted as much The patients do such a good job of make. You play what I call it left handed. They make you go to the different places that maybe you are comfortable with what I look. These particular incidents was keeping house not no needs to air that type of stuff. What is what do you want him to say? I mean he's getting crushed players of people to he's getting crushed on social media. He's getting crushed by the media. So when you ask a question anymore we weren't dominating because I'm not getting the ball I only got two targets how can dominate. And furthermore I'm with you would sometimes you gotta keep things in house but remember sometimes when you rattled offense a little bit when you rattled the cage things change. Remember what happened Adam. Phelan Stefan Digs. They rattled the cage and Minnesota and they started winning games against some past. Remembering shefty. Here if you're just joining a shift you told US earlier this morning that no matter. What happens today Jason? Garrett is not getting fired tomorrow no changes like that but even the typically noisy cowboys have been very noisy this year. Shefty what is some of the fall out of that with all the talk about DAX contract. Here's Amari concerned about his catches the whole world looking at Jason Garrett is this different level of noise than we're accustomed to in Dallas. No it's the fact that they're coming. Full Law suits that Jerry Jones dial up on Jason Garrett and put them on notice anytime. The Dallas cowboys are in turmoil. In America's team suffering I think people gravitate towards that. And I think that's exactly what's going on right now. There's always noise surrounding. This team is just more accentuated. And it's Thanksgiving gay and people love controversy especially especially when it involves a team that you love or you hate there enough. People that dislike the Dallas cowboys that they're reveling and enjoying seeing this team right. Now with Amari Cooper complaining complaining about getting to bowls and Jerry Jones putting Jason Garrett on blast and this team struggling to get to where it needs to go. But let's keep it in mind here as poorly as they've if played as much they're coming up that laws New England. The cowboys are still in first place this morning and so if they went today and their favorite to do that they'll still be in first place. Jason All we'll be all right in the world but as long as all these things are going on. I think people just enjoy that as part of their Thanksgiving Day ritual Sheffi hold. That thought one minute because yes. They are favored to win today. But this fellow sitting to my right does not expect them to. Why do you like the bills today? Well I for our love Sean McDermott. And then in program building in Buffalo. I just think that the match ups the Bills WanNa best had one of the best pass defense in the National Football League Dak Prescott playing well. So that's really like big on big right there. And then when you look at the bills office offense. Guess what. They have a very athletic quarterback and Josh Allen an area that's actually hurt. The Dallas cowboys deepened. We saw Jeff Jeff Driscoll backup with the Detroit Lions who had a bunch of yards against the Dallas defense. I think this is a bad metric for Hollywood. It is the cowboys are average their average right now. They haven't beat a good team the best team. They beat all season record wise at least as a Philadelphia Eagles. There's so much turmoil because everybody wanted the cowboys to ascend and beat the Patriots at least those within within the cowboys organization. They didn't avid football team. That has to take the next step and beating the bills would help them take it. It's a fascinating game. Because the bills came into the season and the general conventional the wisdom of the world with very little expectation. The cowboys came in with a whole world of expectation. And they're both teams that no one is taking seriously because neither one of them is beaten anybody yet so I think there's is a lot riding on this game this afternoon. We will learn a lot from that. Meanwhile we're have to sit through the first one against that and that is the bears and the Lions and I'm old enough to remember when Mitchell trubisky was the pro bowler That was last year when he led the bears to an NFC north title but he is taking multiple steps backward this year. He ranks last among all current starters in total. Qbr last year he was fourth in the NFL and that stat. This year is thirty. I most of his struggles have come against the blitz we ranked last among thirty three qualified qualified passers Qbr so shifting weather. It happens today and I don't expect them to lose to Detroit because Detroit's on their third string quarterback but at some point they'll lose another the game or two and they'll be hopelessly out of it this year. I think the conventional wisdom is that Matt Nagy the head coach and Mitchell trubisky. The quarterback won't both be back next year. Do you think that's accurate. And and if so which is likelier to be gone well. I think what's going to happen here is that they are gonNA look at the quarterback position and they're going to say we can't go to training camp next year with just I Mitchell trubisky on the roster so they have to find another quarterback whether that's to compete with trubisky whether that's two completely unseat trubisky. I think they know right now. What they brought into this year hasn't worked out the way that they want and they've got to make changes at the position? The question is how extreme they WANNA make those changes and whether they want somebody to completely take over that job. We'll just challenge to me but I will say this. It looks like you're super bowl big in the. NFC is going to fall a little short. This year I think if it I was Thanksgiving Day edition that I brought up that I mentioned the bears chiefs bears right now. I'm not feeling so good about my bears. Obviously the worst when you watch them Eh. You'll see them today for those of you don't watch cog play weekend and week out. You'll see them today. I want to see how they utilize Mitch trubisky because just in the last week or two. It feels like they've gone back to some the things that we're working for him moving around a little bit. That's what he does. Well everybody's killing Mitch trubisky but let me couch this and put some perspective to Greenie last year. Mr Bisky average five carries the game. Here's thirty yards rushing a game. This to carries a game and seven yards seven yards rushing agai- that's the difference between three first downs with his legs versus one Matt. Nagy again to add ED perspective for the fan at home. He's watching Pat Mahomes. Put up crazy. Numbers does Shawn Watson. Put up crazy numbers Nagy's posted a guru and so if you talk to guys within that locker room everybody knows Nagy. We have to look good as well so rather than doing what trubisky does best Matt Nagy is doing. What Matt Nagy does best because he wants to be able to keep up with guys like mahomes and guys like the Sean on Mitch? trubisky is not that Guy Mitch. trubisky is a good quarterback in the right system but now he looks pathetic because Matt Nagy is not putting him in a great position. I agreed grieved. Sometimes you have a square peg and you're trying to fit it into around or whatever the peg and hole thing do you know what I mean. Whatever he was trying to fit into the whole isn't working and the end of the day does he need to change that or he is ready to give up on the quarterback completely? I'm just I've never been a Mitchell trubisky fan because I just feel like he. He wasn't dynamic enough of a guy to a to go to the next level. What's the next level for? You would cause twelve four last year if not for the Double D wink. They're going to the NFC game against the team. They had already beat. I believe in the saints. That would have been. So what do you does. Mitch still need. If he's putting the right system like I said I was just never been in a balloon big believer like I felt like they passed on the Shawn Watson it did the Shaw was angles and hold you put either one of those guys with Ashikaga goes bears team. Where would it be? Of course trubisky has to live with that every single day but they can't go back and all that so you got to do the best you can with what you have or shefty while all I still have you. Let's run the hurry up quickly. Got Some injury stuff. Julio Jones tonight where does he stand reheating practice all week. Long and the Falcons releasing this questionable. They think think he's warrior. They're not giving up hope that he can somehow find a way to be back out there but I think it's difficult for players who have practiced all week long to go play with injuries. That prevented them from finishing rushing the last game as was the case with Julio Jones. So we'll see where they can be out there. Listening questionable didn't practice all week long looking ahead to the weekend tyreek Hill on the hamstring. Bring how does that look here. The chiefs of never thought that it was overly serious practice yesterday. Looks like he should be a goal for Sunday for Kansas City. At this point in time and remember he got hurt early in that Mexico City game against the chargers came out of the game did not return the chief. Salsa did not have Damian Williams. They're running back. That suffered a rib injury practice at all yesterday. Shaw McCoy's quarterback at practice Terry was back at practice but no Damien Williams and then finally the steelers are going to go with duck. Hodges where do we stand with Juju Smith Schuster and James Connor Schuster's got to injuries. He's got the concussion and he's got the knee injury he's been cleared and he's been taken out of concussion Bro so right now. It's the knee injury that preventing him from blamed in practice yesterday. INKATA's got the shoulder. INJURY THAT HE AGGRAVATING CLEVELAND. Two weeks ago that's GonNa make it difficult for him to be out there on Sunday against the Brown. It's been a nagging shoulder just hasn't gotten right so I think at this point in time. Juju Smith Schuster. Engines are at best questionable. Maybe trending the other way 'til okay. Shefty listen to let you run for the rest of the day. Thank you so much romantic. Very happy Thanksgiving beautiful. Thank you okay. Let's move on here The the Ravens and Lamar Jackson. He's been the story of the season's not even close but this week it's great against great as he goes up against the best defense in football many believe in the forty forty niners. Lamar Jackson is recorded eighteen touchdowns since his last turnover he last turned the ball over on October third. This week is up against the number one defense in the League Baltimore as we speak speaking time with New England for the best odds to make the pro football championship game. According to Caesar's San Francisco is the second such in the NFC trailing only New Orleans but if you listen to One Future Hall of Famer in Baltimore he says this one teams a lot for Could could be. Let's see Try to play the best football compulsively do and win the Super Bowl comes we'll replay the they're going to be in trouble so there we go. There's a super bowl guarantee going back to the days of Broadway Joe Name It. Those don't come true particularly often. You like it. You don't like Real Thomasson. I'll go further. I love it I love it and I know earl played with Earl and colleges. I three years. You have to say this kind of stuff. Greenie if you believe in and you're talking about dot Org Thomas like you said a future hall of fame. I don't know if it was tongue in cheek but I fervently believe that's one of the best players in the game of football right now if he says it they believe it. Why do you think the Ravens are so good right now is because of that kind of I do think he has a very good chance of wind up in the hall of fame a championship? This year would help that a lot if he plays well along the way. But let's talk talk about that. Have you got a teammate. On Your Lock you want your championships in New England. It wasn't a whole lot of guaranteeing stuff going on in that locker room data. I love you I love. Listen on her love it. I'm pretty. You know what I think. I think coaches say You know if you put it out there and back it up their ballot check. What I don't know bill would subscribe to listen most coaches out? Now if you throw something out that it'd be like okay name you best Damn Nick back it up. If you put it out there and I guarantee you that Baltimore Ravens labrum light. Okay Earl you you want to go down here we will follow your lead. We will make it happen. You gotTA remember Greenie behind closed doors. That's when the truth comes out behind closed doors. What did you think Harbaugh harbaugh the one who told Earl the message delivered it to the public bans? Get all upset when when coaches like Doug Peterson Oh. They claim they were GonNA win the game. The team loves it behind. Closed those doors because on the flip side. If you don't think you're GonNa win you have blown out very quickly ask you. And we have time tomorrow to sort of dig into the XS and Os of this game a little more. The niners have the best defense fence in the sport. The Ravens have this extraordinary offense. That is quite unusual. The things that are the forty nine strengths on defense will they. Slow down the MAR- Jacksonville. Slow him down they prefer. We'll slow them down. Yeah I don't think they will bring them to a screeching halt but the forty niners too good to just act like the Ravens are just GonNa Waltz up and down the field yeah. I don't see anything. I don't see Baltimore what they did to the Los Angeles Rams. No no no but I do. Think that Lamar Jackson won't be successful. There's going to be a very interesting very good That that is one of the many really huge games on the NFL weekend schedule Agile and we will get to more of those as we continue but it's also a huge weekend in college. This is rivalry week and there were several big matchups Alabama Auburn the iron bowl crimson tide. There's one four. The last five meetings but Auburn did win the last time they played at Jordan Hare Stadium which is two years ago. Sneaky Interesting Games clemson. South Carolina Tigers have one each of the last five meetings by an average of twenty three points. But don't forget South Carolina. Beat Georgia this year so crazy things happen sometimes and then of course there's number one Ohio state going on the road to face as Michigan Buckeyes have won seven straight against the wolverines. That is as long a winning streak has been in this series in one hundred years by rivalry week is upon us. Listen I've got Desmond and Paul Finebaum here for some looks at some very big games and I want to start with the Iron Bowl Dez. So you've got Alabama going in there with Jones at quarterback. What does he need to do this weekend to convince the committee? He's ready for the playoff Greenie. He must play the game of his life. It's going to be the best defense. He's ever face. I mean this. He's going to come after Mack Jones but has a great cast around him. He has to manage the game. They got score points. You wanted to win and press the fashion. We Got White House like Jerry. Judy Henry Rooks Devante. But don't forget the running back has started najjar hair who's playing great as a running back but excellent has received brought the backfield to they're going to have to put a lot of points points on the Board to impress the committee. What do you think what do they need to do? I disagree. I don't think I just think that the winning the game I think committee is smart enough. Well I hope. They're smarter canot. That winning at Auburn is a big deal. Alabama didn't win there two years ago. They didn't win in two thousand thirteen famous. Kick six games so I. I don't think this is a beauty contest contest. If they win the game that shows it Mack Jones is capable and I think they move up. I don't know if they move up ahead of Georgia but they're in position than to get in the playoffs. Not a perfect comparison. And but I'm thinking back to Ohio State and car Dale Jones. Would they have gotten in car. Dale Jones and didn't play the game of his life again. Kansin in that big. That's a good point. We may never know. Now here's this one of these delicious scenarios I want to throw out there. What happens in the rankings? Okay if Ohio State Loses to Michigan Alabama Beats Auburn. Both of which I have predicted are going to have. I think both of those happened. Then where does everybody wind will house. They lose I don't see them dropping further than three. I really don't. You'll see him going into four because the comedian shown that they have a lot of confidence allow faith in Ohio State but May Have Alabama Beats Auburn and they really beat them convincingly Singley if they can leave from Georgia still. I still think Georgia's vulnerable images. Don't forget Georgia has a loss to South Carolina at home. Yeah Alabama Winter Columbia had a thirty point lead till the final play of the game. I guess the question I'm asking is does Ohio state. Stay in the top four. Yes the loss to Michigan. I do not know if you move ahead on another week and then they win the big ten. They're very safe. They get in so you believe Ohio State. Even with the loss against Michigan gets in as a big ten champion. Yes okay. I agree with that but the question is does Alabama move ahead of them in the moment because that would be a huge signal. The committee likes Alabama's very well. If Alabama wins convincingly Vincent if they win by one point they probably won't not right. It is rivalry week is going to be awfully good. Great to have both of you guys here. Thanks very much you meantime. The return return of the night. Maybe the return of the year in the NBA. Was Anthony. Davis BACK IN NEW ORLEANS. Last Night Lakers and Pelicans Davis having fun with old friends like drew holiday and some Old Fans but most of them were not exciting. The AD booed loudly from the opening tip. But it didn't bother them early. That's ron throwing it up in a D throwing it down but it was New Orleans that went crazy from three in the first quarter. This is drew holiday knocking down. The PELICANS ninth three of the quarter. They were thirty. Eight twenty twenty five after Third Quarter Lakers are down twelve but there's now a ten point game off the dunk but stay with the play. Alice Caruso knocks it away like that. It's an eight point. Game as a delays it in the final seconds of the third big moment and a ten point game. Watch Davis down. He Goes Josh Hearts. Go right into the elbow. It's not the shoulder. It's the elbow oboe right there. And so he goes over to the side and they rapid. And you're thinking to yourself. Oh No is this. The way his return to Wallin's is GonNa win end and the answer into that is absolutely not. He's taking the rap while he's going back in the game in the fourth quarter and this is where it gets good Lakers down. Only for Lebron A. D. again again. Anthony Davis Forty one point in his return to New Orleans now tied at ninety five six minutes to go. Lebron yes he would score. Twenty nine Lakers the lead next to Lakers possession. This is a big three from Lebron both in the ball game because it puts of over thirty three thousand points for his career. Let's go to the finish. Five seconds that Pelicans down to they need to get it in. They need not to do that. Anthony Davis of all people lakes the steel on the inbounds pass and a two point game in the closing and seconds so we can make to how to put it away. He made the first and then with the crowds bullying loudly. He makes the second could revenge be any sweeter after that he was scoring. Forty one. The Lakers win on the road tonight. You know these guys that I play with Alaska next here. Unlike the battle over night coming in knowing what was going to have it with the booze I just tried to play and play basketball when everything went down. Talk about that. Go back to a place where you've made a mark you WanNa come back and play well and you WanNa win today. That's what this league is all about. So we knew that his brothers and we wanted to try to you know. Fill that that That go to look Lebron's been through it in Cleveland Dwight Howard on the team. He's been through it in Orlando but then Anthony Davis is forty one last night the most by any player in their first game against their former team ever in fact Davis Lebron combined for seventy last night tied for their highest total in their short time as teams. We are just getting rolling in this hour coming up on get up. We know. Lamar Jackson has been great. But there's one under the radar star. Who maybe having a better season than anyone including him? You'll hear who that is his injuries seemingly behind him his last year's MVP. Patrick Mahomes ready to torch the sport in December that more on the way cannot on. ESPN take a look at this moment. From last night Janas Avocado this respecting his elder. That's forty two year old Vince Carter that shoving coming out of the way. What do you make of that? Aren't you supposed to respect the veterans. Aren't you supposed like respect your elders. That's what I'm saying. That's just different at. This doesn't seem nice but you're GonNa do with that guy that doesn't is. It would be just unfair bucks. Twitter had this thought on it as well. The hawks twitter I should say tweeted. Hey respect to elders. Didn't seem right Janas at thirty and ten ten bucks win it one eleven one to all right. 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The lions offensively. They're gonNA struggled Duggal. Defensively thanksgiving big time game. Big Time player is GONNA show up. I think he has more than one point five journal. Yeah Thursday a short week on the road. Tough spot for any quarterback. I'm I'm with you on that next. Is the NIGHTCAP. Tonight is New Orleans and Atlanta Michael Thomas more or less than ninety nine and a half yards receiving death vinitaly more. This is Ben's ends game for the saints. They lost to the Falcons earlier in the season. Michael Thomas he gets a lot of targets he catches a lot of balls. I think he has more than ninety nine and a half yards honestly. I think he's right around the one forty one fifty more. He's going to have a big day. We'll have much more than just a minute or two here. But meanwhile let's go to Dallas Buffalo in the Middle Dak Prescott more or less than two and a half total touchdown way a more after the Patriots game last week everybody has to bounce back. Data does come from the coordinator Jason. Garrett Shirley does and Amari Cooper I. Oh I think that balls today at give them three or four touchdown against a really good defensively interesting to see if he does look. The numbers suggest he's been great Dacca's on pace to set the cowboys. Single season record for passing yards along with leading the league yards this season. He's top five in. QBR yards per attempt and touchdowns. I know what you're wondering you're thinking greeting. Aren't you GONNA pick these three games today. lickety-split the answer to that is yes. I am Fares Lion. veon appetizing Thanksgiving appetizer. Any game in which Mitch Trubisky is by far. The best quarterback is unfair to all of us who depends on football to make our familiar dysfunction unless they're retaining the lion boss to Washington last week and that might be the worst ever Knopp said bears keep them alive. Sixty two to five pills cowboys now. We're talking team turmoil on Turkey not day if Dallas Loses. I predict Jerry Jones Choirs Jason Garrett names himself the coach. The rest of the way can't get worse but I want this. Is the game. The cowboys win talk of the day. twenty-six thirteen finally Saints Stockins scheduled Lanta just may Janus. Winston looked like Dan Marino. Drew brees your car on this thanksgiving. He's giving night the saving grace. We all get a chance to see the best player in the sport. Michael Thomas Catch Ten but one twenty saints with thirty seven fourteen breath and that wouldn't be out of character Michael. Thomas is on pace to become the first receiver ever to catch a hundred and fifty passes in a season and could reach eighteen hundred receiving yards. which which would set a new team record? He's catching eighty three percent of his targets. The highest rate among all qualified receivers. After you do tapes for us every week and this week you were inspired by something you saw on social media. Yeah Green so I was scrolling through twitter and I come across this instagram handle twitter handle called kindergarten. Mike and and I'm thinking to myself the only Mike that can't be guarded is Jordan right and so I look at it and take to the film greeny and I'm like okay. I get it Ladies Ladies and gentlemen let me show you. Why the three reasons? You can't guard Mike Michael Thomas. What number one schematics? They have them up the ball when he's off the ball. You can't press so bring Kim in motion again as defense. You know if he's in man if turns on you can't press a little bit but get this. He runs forty-six yards across the football field. The width the football field is fifty three and a third ours. They use the entirety of the field. Plus keep them off the ball. That's the first reason. Second reason catch radius. Now Watch him. He is pressed. Give them a little. It'll be Brown. The deepens the back is in great covered then phase that means he can touch them. Michael Thomas eyeballs the ball and just like that he goes in with this hand all ten fingers catches it says. Give give me that. I need that. That's the second reason why can't guard Mike. And the last reason at the top of the screen. Here's route running again. He's pressed but look what he does to the DB it gives them a little laundry machine cycle. That's what he put the BBN right they're bringing in fans of the guy that's going to be here. And it's like that Michael Thomas he catches it and again to the house. Ask and I feel. You can't guard Mike. I don't know nobody nobody can. He is having the best season anyone in the NFL Acho extremely well. Well done one young superstar another. Let's talk about Patrick Mahomes. He gets another shot at the raiders. This coming Sunday and if the previous matchup was any indication he should have a strong second quarter quarter. He threw four touchdowns in the second quarter week. Two against the raiders in route to what was a win by final score. Twenty eight to ten. He's actually throwing for over a thousand yards words in three career. Games against the raiders. Most against any team same goes for ten passing touchdowns against Oakland the reigning. MVP has just one pick in two hundred. Six throws against the raiders and so the question is with the ravens playing as well as they are in the Patriots being the Patriots. Are we buying the chiefs use as a team that could make a big second Ephron and be a legit threat to those two I still am. I can't discount the chiefs as long as Patrick. Mahomes at the helm I understand. He got banged up early on the season season. But remember this every week that goes by getting healthier. The question with the cheese isn't GONNA be offensively. It's going to be the defense. Can they sustain. I don't think this is the same chiefs team as it was last year. I mean they were Luli imposing their will offensively F- on opponents but this year we know there. Patrick Mahomes got hurt but even when he came back the game against the Tennessee titans will patch Maho went off in that game. They still lost to the Tennessee. Titans I think this chiefs defense is still very vulnerable and you mashed him up against the Baltimore Ravens. Whose pick who's picking them in that game remember? They matched up. I believe against the Ravens earlier on in the season came out with the. W because mahomes was healthy. The kicker though woody as your point is is going to be a shootout and sooner or later the chiefs defense is going to have to make one pivotal stop. Mahomes is that dude. To sleep on Mahomes will be idiotic. It feels almost in a way. I feel ridiculous saying this but I think it's accurate that Lamar Jackson season has made the world. Forget Patrick Mahomes. Like Jackson has become the quarterback everyone is talking about and rightfully so. But do you think we've sort of forgotten Patrick. Mahomes who was the guy who was changing the sport as we knew it as recently as three months ago. Well I think I think so because what we've seen from what we've seen from Lamar Jackson so different so different and is so unique special that we've forgotten the greatness of Patrick Mahomes. Now they've had some guys injure Atari Keel and semi walks. I think if they get those those compliments of weapons back healthy we might see that the differences. What Patrick Mahomes was doing Greenie? It had never never been done as well before. Lamar Jackson is doing has never been done at all before. I think that's what's making everybody. Forget that Patrick Mahomes bad. That's fair on a different day. We could even change the question. Are the chiefs legit threat to the the other two teams in the AFC. We could change it to. Are they even the next team. You'd be worried about if you're New England or Baltimore Baltimore at least the way things have gone so far something interesting to keep an eye on as we head into the weekend. Another thing to watch this weekend will be Lamar Jackson against the number on defense in the sport in San Francisco this week Lamar Jackson. I'm sure you saw this overtook Michael Vick for the fastest speed rating. Ever given to a quarterback in Med i Wednesday. They asked him about it. It's a ninety six and what he said about it was and I quote it is still low but it is what it is. I'm focused on winning right now. What do you make of that is he? Is He the fastest quarterback that was that was a nice humble brag. ooh Listen I I. I totally agree like when he's an open feel. WHO's catching Lamar J. V.? Would I'm mad. Here's why I'm mad. Adam the MARTIS JERK poll. He chose not to run at the combine. He chose not to run it pro day. I was like Lamar Komo. Give us a four to get that four to one. We were all been waiting for the problem is he. Didn't want on anybody to move into receiver wise decision. But I'm mad because I wonder what he would. You were linebacker. I remember this is a a million years ago when Michael Vick was playing. And that's what we're talking about. I remember asking asking Brian Urlacher. What are you thinking when Michael Vick is out in the open field and his morning and he's thinking I'd better take a conservative angle thing? Angles beat speedup. speedup is a linebacker. You know angles beat I played against Robert Griffin pre injury. And I played with against Michael Vick. Lamar Jackson his speed will eat up your angle every single time time. There's no sort of pro tractor retract. Her calibrate or nothing that you can use Greenie to calculate that man now he's the fastest according to Madden. He's the fastest quarterback of all time and in his own on words. It's still low but I'll tell you what's not the enthusiasm. This main has for the list is put together a Thanksgiving foods and that is on the way here and so is this. If Jerry Jones Decides to make a coaching change who should he hire next. We've got thoughts. They're on the way it's gone. ESPN I can remember in nineteen ninety eight. We were underdogs replayed Kansas State. Eight in Saint Louis for the big twelve championship and we won the game so after the game when they brought in big beautiful ball trophy and gave it to Salak. Were Maroon presented to me. I got all the players only get it here and I want you to squash just trophy up above your head told. Don't you look. We got why hands in here. We've got black hands and here. I had that win. A bit means linebackers with some Vietnamese hands at an official guard named some MEC- homily who was Tonga Tongan Hans. They're always remember this. Look at this picture. This is what happens when a group of individuals all worked together in giving themselves towards a common goal and I love to send that message to our whole country. I wish I could send picture that. This is what happens. That's a great one of Saturday's seven eastern on ESPN and on the ESPN APP. You'll see heisman hopeful job rural the number one team in the country. They're actually moved down to number two since this was written today. You see the number two but either way they look to stay against sex. Ain't in Death Valley. It's a huge one on earning. ESPN and the ESPN APP. Okay what would a day of Thanksgiving football be without the Dallas cowboys. They host the bills this afternoon in a pivotal matchup for the cowboys. Playoff Chances Dallas clinging to one game lead in the NFC east hoping bounce back from a painful loss through the Patriots for the fifty second consecutive the beer. The cowboys are playing on Thanksgiving. The record is good. There are thirty one nineteen in one but look at that. They're just four and five this decade on Thanksgiving and so I'm not going to sit here on this holiday which is one of my favorite days of the year and fire a coach. But let's have this conversation. It's like put sixty seconds on the clock. Who Do you believe should be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys Week? One of next year. Acho if the cowboys don't win the Super Bowl. It should be Lincoln Riley current head coach for the Oklahoma Oklahoma sooners. He's been the head coach for three years now. I fear Tyler Murray I your Baker Mayfield. Women Heisman the second year. Kyle murderer heisman. His third year they have jalen hurts in the heisman candidate and up-close about to make the cost playoffs again. If things go in their favor Lincoln Riley is an offensive guru in what he can do with Dak.. Prescott would be absolutely phenomenal like that one. How `bout you would? I'm more urban. Meyer I'm talking about a guy who's a program builder aren't okay doesn't have to worry about the collegiate aspect of now you would roll mid look what he's done a Utah. Quick turn around. Florida turned around Ohio. State got got him got him back on track so this man knows what it takes to build in programming. That's exactly what doubts was I. Listen that would be the most intriguing thing I could ever possibly imagine a urban Meyer became the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. I mean who wouldn't explode with the legitimate question I'd ask. Maybe we can answer on another day urban his style and all that kind of thing could he cochina Brooklyn last time. The last really good coach for the Dallas Cowboys College coders Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer so that was a long time ago. I know what it could have been told of you being a little kindness with sixty second and this was in a book that Golic and I did ten years ago. So I've been saying in this forever should the NFL take the lions off of Thanksgiving. Lord knows we have enough to deal with on this day and we have to put up today with. What is David? BLAU is reported quarter. So that's what we're watching today. Should the lions be taken off of Thanksgiving Turkey. What let's I'm emotionally scarred on? The when it comes to the Thanksgiving I mean I had my victory victory when I play with the Patriots but I play with the lions boy. I had. We had some ugly games. So let's see pinball you did you did. I mean look oh it was bad like one year Michael Vick torn to and then the next year paid men and threw for six touchdowns like it all. Actually it was all the way. You'll sound like you got over. You know I'm still. It still hurts. They can make Mitchell trubisky today they can turn him into Lamar Jackson. Come on why do we have to deal with this every single year. I mean you're exactly right Greenie but you said earlier Mr went to a pro bowl last year I mean so would it be two. I think it would be very far lessons. I mean we got All kinds of other things to do with any way that this is a position that I have taken for a very a long time and I get stunningly little pushback on it to be completely honest with you. Let's go for the NFL. The college game now run the option and some very big games coming up this weekend. Acho here we go. What do you need to see out of Alabama this weekend against Auburn? This is huge for the play Offs Alabama needs to dominate Auburn. If they want to make it into the the playoff I very much so think Alabama can still make it into the playoff remember this second. Alabama can beat Auburn Auburn team that earlier on in the season beat Oregon Oregon. So there's so many things that so many intricacies into this. I need to see Matt Jones in Alabama Dominic. Look at that number. Only three point favorite in this game next up does is Michigan. Have a chance against Ohio state. Absolutely not not at all Michigan has no chance. Patterson he's been playing great at the quarterback for this had had a career high in passing yards the last two weeks. Three hundred eighty four yards tweaks against the stingy Michigan State Defense but the Ohio State University led by Justin field taste. Young Jeff Okuda. Too much talent littered all over the Field Michigan. Good luck and in the big ten. There's a huge game this weekend. Wisconsin Minnesota. What are you looking for? This one doesn't matter what anybody else tells you Greenie. This is the game of the week. The winner of this game plays Ohio State in the big ten championship. If Minnesota Beats Wisconsin Beats Ohio state. They're in the College Football Playoff if Wisconsin Beats Minnesota those to the big ten championship. They don't even want to see Ohio state again so this is a game of the week. I'm with you a lot of other teams teams across the country rooting against Minnesota in this game for sure Saturday afternoon. You'll see that game first. Place in the West in the big ten is on the line. It's Wisconsin Minnesota three three thirty eastern on ABC and on the ESPN APP. Now Casey went heard. The cowboys have not feeding the team with a winning record this year and as we prepare to watch them. Play the the bills on thanksgiving. I want to go back to Monday. We had Stephen a Smith in here talking about how. He's not that worried about them. Losing on Thanksgiving any cold out some of our closest friends. Anybody could be paying thanksgiving. There's nothing a good meal won't resolve. If I'm in a bad move. Come Thanksgiving Marcus Bitch. You know go eat okay. Oh you know he's GonNa Eat Ryan caught. Try to be all buff. But he will get his protein in there. What I'm Damien Woody? Who picked the cabinet? God if we think Baucus Business Kgo eight we know is going to be okay rebuttal. We'll see you. I'm going to see you right after this show Steven Stephen A.. So ain't no running. Did all that talking. But I'm going to come see you about thanksgiving. I will say this truth is the ultimate defense whereas the LA so yeah. No he wasn't lying. We gave e- with the assignment of putting together his five favourite Thanksgiving dishes. And can I tell you. I've known this man for twelve years. I've never seen him work as hard as he did today. Oh look WHO's here. Come on Mr Stephen on things we're going to enjoy this happy Thanksgiving Stephen. Hey Look What's going on joy with us? Okay do you. What is going to go through his five favourite take? Yes did I not jess. He'd go. Eat Oh yeah we the only me. Oh Okay and we're going to break. This is my list. Okay you judge the judge okay. Listen number five. We got the banana pudding. Okay and I will represent full the culture with the banana pudding listen. I don't use another way. I I don't do that. No no no no no. I don't use the number. Okay pepperidge farm okay. I'm a little legal cooking. I'm a little boozy with the come. Come off it is representing the bottle. looper that I'm dead to the coach Roy Hill. Okay I I will say this pepperidge farm okay dot number four my wife corn pudding okay. Cool and putting now. Here's the thing people say. Listen Corn Pudding now. Here's the pain. Here's the thing with the corn pudding. It's like a custody but it's a side dish it's not it's not a desert. It's facade so can you imagine all the Turkey and Ham and then you've got four and putting this popping off and you'll take what I don't like is that he pressed dip about bringing up the white critical insulate himself from you can you but you never know Collard Greens. I Colin. Gray's at number three and this let me tell you. Let Minute let me tell you something right now about the green. Yeah I know about these colleagues right here okay. They don't look like that. My house right now. All the Calgary that my how often cook yesterday if they weren't clean and cook right I'm not eating them and they've got pork in it. I we not quitting. No Capri Salad. Caprice what does that Salad Salad got. Walk in that. You don't have to ask Swab a country boy number two. I got the candy and with the smell is on top of it. Oh we cannot tweet listening to the commodity here come bring my not doing it. Probably listen even though. Somebody didn't tell me but Saint Patrick's Day but that's the Stephen they distract you okay. We'll talk about it now. Let's with the marshmallow. You GotTa have toasted of number one the MAC and cheese. Okay the mcentee. You don't have the Makati chain now. They can't talk to you. Selena came first of all the Makati. Will you six different Chievo. Okay we got the. We had the creaming. If it ain't falling off the spoon. If that I don't talk to me he got he got us with the. Oh Yeah Oh yeah his list of the plus. He messed up with a because he tried to bring in wife to insulate criticism. Dat was slick. You're not getting away with everything else. He mentioned I would give very happy Thanksgiving Stephen You you and all of the family and everybody else. I take his coming up in. Just a minute here Stephen and Max debating today if it is a must win for the cowboys plus did they love or Hey Earl Thomas Imus making a super bowl guarantee and how bad did last night. Look for Kyrie Irving all that and more I take in five minutes on. ESPN I get up is brought to you by Metro. The best deal in wireless Call it plays who said head detail. Garrone tweeting this morning. I think you should be able to challenge the coin. Toss one of the legendary moments in Thanksgiving football history and that was obviously a legendary moment. I can just tell you about my friend Damien Woody. How many times did he ask us today? What time are we doing the list of the foods? He's gone over there to do I take it was delightful wonderful to have you here and you'll be back tomorrow again. You like the bills today against the cowboys. I liked the bill's assistant to cause chaos and as an analyst now Greenie I'm all for K.. Oh I am too. I can't even fathom rather than what we will be talking about tomorrow morning at the cowboys lose. I don't think they will. I Have Dallas winning today. We will see it one way or the other a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. We'll see get back and better than ever tomorrow morning. I take is next. I'm allowed bulled radio announcer who was hired to tell you about the loud and bold flavors and Tyson N._A._T._O.'s chicken's necks their boldly says it and full of flavor. Thanks for listening by Tyson. Anytime chicken. Bold flavorful chicken's necks.