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Boston Marathon is pushed back 5 months to September

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:58 sec | 5 months ago

Boston Marathon is pushed back 5 months to September

"Coming the masters has been postponed golf's first major of the year was scheduled to begin April ninth with Tiger Woods the defending champ the delay may actually help him a sore back for tiger to withdraw from the last two tournaments Augusta national chairman Fred Ridley hopes to reschedule at a later date next month's Boston Marathon has been pushed back till September fourteenth the next two races on the NASCAR F. one schedules have been postponed now well all those sports will eventually resume the careers ended for college seniors when the NC double a cancel all winter and spring championships however Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma told ESPN that he would offer them an extra year of eligibility it's an unprecedented event so you have to take on president imagines I guess if you have five seniors like we do and you say love they all have the opportunity to come back well then you know what thank you want to come back god bless you I'm all for as a top sixteen team Yukon but opposed to the first two rounds of the NC double

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Inside The Women Of Troy

Around the Rim

03:12 min | 5 months ago

Inside The Women Of Troy

"Welcome inside a special edition of around the rim. One that tells the story of the nineteen eighty three and eighty four championship teams for the USC Trojans. Their women's basketball program was a trailblazer in. Its own way where they had almost a super team of some of the biggest names in college. Basketball Cheryl Miller Cynthia Cooper panic. Paula McGee What Dynasty. They were what a talented team so fun to watch. I'm your host. Let's China Robinson. Join as always by my fantastic and fabulous producer to Riga foster bradsby. Then we are going to take you inside with some of the biggest names in biggest contributors to the success of that team and people that can tell the story the best. That's right the China so to help us tell that story. We've enlisted. Six people knew this team the best head coach. Linda Sharp assistant coach. Fred Williams team captain Juliet Robinson Point Guard Rhonda Wyndham forward. Pamela MCGEE AND GUARD CYNTHIA COOPER DYKE. So throughout this podcast. You're going to hear them. Discuss their relationships together coming together as a team learning how to play with each other learning each other on the prime that they have in USC and what it meant to be a Trojan and what it was like as far as the landscape of women's basketball at that time the rivalries. I'm you're going to get to know more about the players in from their teammates themselves. And you'll hear clips from Geno Auriemma Reggie Miller. Doris Burke teasha Chiro the nineteen eighty-four Olympics Paula. Mcgee and the cause from the championship games of nineteen eighty three and one thousand nine hundred eighty four. Let's all get a history lesson from the inside of what was so special about USC. Women's basketball in the women of Louisiana Tech University and the University of Southern California trojans outlet more southern California at forward six three junior from Flint Michigan number eleven all over more southern California at Bulwer from Riverside California number thirty one zero southern California Singer. Six three junior from Flint Michigan over thirty southern California had guard a by rescued from New York City. We're southern yard five nine zero number or no

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Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"You know, I look now and I've seen doing the games, you know, and and it used to be that women did. You know, they would wheel out by let's get our token woman to do a woman's game. And that would be the only time you would see them working on television. And I I would say, you know, I mean like who was back then we are. Lesley Visser was doing a lot of stuff back in those and. Who was the girl? The woman. Yeah. But even before that during them even before that. Phyllis George was doing the NFL around and that was a while back. So it was rare. And it was almost like a a novelty, and you know, and then I think all of a sudden, you know, you started to see. You know, Robin Roberts is doing the she's on ESPN. Sportscenter person. Now of a sudden she's doing play by play. And now of a sudden, you know, you go in and you see a woman doing play by play and doing the color commentating. And doing the sideline. So the the world that you're inhabiting right now is so much different than the one. I grew up in. And it must feel good for you. You know, people asked me, you know. Hey, look. You know, you've done this for women's basketball. But don't people look at you the same way like say Holly, you know, you're you're. A household name. If if people say Holly road, they all know who who they're talking about saying, oh, yes, she's the one that does women's basketball football player football fans. No, you baseball fans. No you softball fans. No. You, you know, track a feel fans. No you. I wanna give Leslie visitors some credit here because I I was an internet. I was telling you for CBS sport. And I met Lesley Visser, and she was really nice to me, you know, I'd just gotten out of college at inching work city. And they have this talent seminar to get ready for the March madness for the tournament thing this was in ninety one or ninety two probably ninety two and I'm passing out the binders, you know, I'm like the low level in passing stuff out. And she's really nice to me. We ended up coming friendly. And she says maybe ever thought about five nine reporting. And I thought about being a reporter and an inker, but I didn't know what by reporting what? So so I really credit a lot of my career success to lessen Visser. She's the first one that ever said that me, and then I started really watching her and she set up a meeting for me with guy named Marty Glickman. Do you know who that is? Marty Glickman used to do the Yukon men's games. Now. Did he yes, yes? He was the voice of uconn basketball. Yes. I did not know that. So he was obviously, very famous..

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"And I, you know, I've known fed a whole adult lives. He was he was eighteen I was twenty one point two, and that was one that was of my first ones without I've I've I also stood at the locker of earnest Byner after he fumbled at the goal line for the Cleveland Browns. And they thought they were running into the Super Bowl and earnest Byner fumbled. I've known Ernest then became a Washington Redskin. I wrote about him and I stood his locker for an hour while he talked an hour and do though there there's some stories like. Gino that really I they made me appreciate sports. They made me appreciate winning. And losing. Maybe appreciate people who stand up in a difficult. I'm a bad loser. I'm a I'm a bad awful awful loser. If I lose my brother in golf, I lose the court has gone badly. I talk to anybody for six eight hours, and you guys have a ten minute cooling off ruling. You gotta meet up. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So I you know, I had I had a lot of that. I think that I think my roots in Chicago God you hit on something. I did that really colored the way I did what I did. But, you know, somebody asked me one time about you know, fans who boo I don't care if they boo college kids high school kids professional athletes, you know, as if I have a right college kids, I have a right to boo them when they played poorly. Why because I bought my ticket. I have a right to boo a professional athlete why? Because they're making ten million. And if they don't do what I expect them to do. I can boo them. And I'm like you. I grew up in Philadelphia at a time where we one nothing. Now. The Sixers were good because we have will that one year, and we kept losing to the Celtics, and then is sixty eight we won we won the whole thing. And then we gave you Chet the jet walk chat. That's right. We gave you chat. And and did you see the empathy that you get? So you go. Okay. Well, we're probably going to lose. The eagles are going to lose the Phillies are gonna lose. Okay. Those were the two big sports at the time. Okay. So you you start to go. All right. What am I gonna do when we lose? I can either just go boo or I can have some fun with it and go. Yeah. You know, what that's kind of like what we do. You know, we kind of. And then you get you. You get disappointed you get frustrated, but you don't take it out on the players. And I remember going Connie Mack stadium and watching dick Allen whose Richie on at the time his rookie again to the White Sox later. That's exactly right. So Richie Allen was a mother, man. He would big and and he was dark and Philadelphia's one of the most racist cities in the country, you know, back then I mean, I'm sure it's better now. But and I mean, they tortured this poor guy and killed him. And they with boo and throw shit, Adam. And and then he hit a three run Homer over the coke sign and bottom tonight. They have to striking out three times. And they would treat him like. Caesar just came back on. Would sit there, and I go, you know, good mothers, you know. So I always had an an an an an epithet for these guys that. Yeah, you know, they're not trying to strike out, blah, blah, blah. So you know, when I watch you guys work. I really appreciate guys who say like it is without you said it perfect Michael this idea of you can be disappointed. You can ask questions about a decision. You can criticize. But at the end of the day. No, no, one understands what these professional athletes college athletes in high school kids are going through and could you as the guy to boom put yourself in that position? And tell me you could handle all that every day. God, I let me just you know, I have a rule is X Hispasat name that you mentioned the Boeing. So I have a real with my. I have a ten year old son Matthew who is into everything. The first thing we did the it has conscious life. We went to spring training with the cubs which was two thousand ten because he's nineteen years old. Now, that's the first thing ever went to..

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"And you know, he, I, I can't say that I knew at that point that I wanted to be sports writer. I wanna be what's broadcast right? Wanted news or wanted, you know, whatever it was, but I knew that that was. The business interested me so, but it's time I get to college. I went off to college nineteen eighty seven. As a freshman. You know, the first thing I did was go to the office. The school paper sign up are working for the school paper. The first sport I covered actually was women's basketball. It was assigned to cover the Cornell women's basketball team nineteen eighty seven nineteen eighty eight. And actually Yukon program has an action to the Cornell women program is I'm sure you know that Chris Nellie. That's right. And she had already left, but she had a worked with the woman who at the time was the coach, the women's basketball program at Cornell, and you know, and then you cover all the different sports. But that was my goal. I went off to college not to be any kind of rate. Scholar were to really take advantage of the incredible educational opportunities at one of the world's great research universities, but to work for the daily newspaper. That was that was where that was the best education you could get. There was no journalism program. Nothing like that. My my school Cornell, it was all it was all working on the job. You know, with a bunch of kids, student journalists, and you know you, you learn a lot of lessons that way. I, you know you've been you've been working with dealing with student journalists for a long time, and I'm sure a lot of them really good and a lot of them are in well, certainly in the latter category..

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

04:59 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"Yeah, the whole thing going on the cover shot is him putting in a Venetian gondola that he brought in from Italy, why the rivers of the providence river during water fire hire the gun, you can't make you can't make this up. You know this. I think you're white part. Even today. You could hire a gondola, get a picnic and debt or out yet. Part. Parts of Prantoso part wise guys. Yeah, park goodfellas. It's yet. It's all true. True to life. Yeah. And he had to be people, the city hall aids at nickname, like buckles and blackjack and Bobo, and they went to prison. They were stealing manhole covers off the streets and city garbage trucks, and it was just a it was the wild west, and buddy was they were all sitting at that dinner I was at, I think they were all sitting in front of me, say, might have been. That's right. Wallet. I found myself underneath one of those manhole covers if I kept talking. So Mike latest book on beaten. The rocky Marciano story, call them beaten. Rocky Marciano is fight for perfection in a crooked world about three quarters of the way through the book. I don't. I don't want to. I mean, obviously, I know the ending, but I, I want to go and take my time with it. You know, being in the talian immigrant and coming over from, you know, from Italy and growing up, you know where my mother and father spoke hardly any English throughout their their lives, and my father passed away. My mother still alive. She's eighty seven, you know, the way we ate at home and the way we dress and the way things were expected of you reading Rockies early childhood. It just brings back so many memories, and it's funny that we were talking about providence which is big part of your life. But providence played a big role in Rockies life, didn't it? It did, and that's how I got onto that. It was really buddy. CNC leading need a rocky Marciano because when buddy was a boy growing up in providence, his father was a doctor and he used to take into fights at the old, Rhode Island, auditory him on north main street. And this was an arena, the Boston Celtics and Bob Cousy played. Their icecapades came in ROY Rogers and trigger to Rhode Island reds, hockey team. And the big attraction was Monday night fight night and providence was the biggest fight city in wingless figure that Boston and in the early in the late nineteen forties rocky a headliner there because he was from Brockton about thirty five miles away. And he was just knocking people out and the local, especially with his talent heritage, loved him. They loved the night, the knockout punch. You know, they had this ritual where he would hit a guy and a guy would stand there. Poise and then collapsed and everybody in the crowd with yell timber. So, yeah, so rocky fought twenty eight times in his professional career, there of his forty nine fight, and it really launched him on the past to the title. Well, as you're doing, you're doing your background on on rocky. You know what, what struck you as. That moment where you know you're like, wow, I would have never guessed that. And people won't believe it. But this is what happened or this, you know, this is how it was there a moment when. As much already knew about rocky. Well, there were three. I mean, the one just understanding how vicious boxing was and just getting really in depth about reconstructing these fight and what it was like and what it reflected about our society at the time for working class people, and then the celebrity nature being the heavyweight champion fifty years ago, you were household name, boxing baseball, where the two big sports in America, and I really wanted to reflect that as well as you know, it's not aimed at a hardcore boxing fan audience, but you know rocky was and what struck me was I learned about his friendships with a lot of celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and I get some great stories from his nephews about encounters he had with them. But the other thing was the mafias entrenched control, boxing, and how this kinda hero immigrant on his only way out. You know, the cliche Horatio Alger story is through the ring. But he has to contend with all the corrupt forces run boxing and ultimately help do it in as a mainstream American sport. And that's why I called it..

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

04:23 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"This is Gino Auriemma and this is holding court near to. You're more famous in China than liangelo ball. I mean, and he just became famous you away. We're famous than we were on runs. Undefeated runs, who was I call it? If you don't want to know how do I keep the. Your mom. Hello, I gotta tell you, you know, she's still watches you on TV, but she said that she said, Charles, I like you. I like you a lot and you were so, but then she said, but I love the shack. Yeah. Okay. Welcome. Ladies and gentlemen, sports fans, non sports fans, boxing fans, non boxing fans are in for a little bit of a treat today's guest on holding court with Gino Auriemma this Agena worry. Emma. Today's guest is Mike Stanton professor of journalism and investigative reporting at the university of Connecticut and author of two books. One is called the prince of providence. The rise and fall of buddy CNC America's most notorious mayor, which is New York Times bestseller and his latest book. Unbeaten. Rocky Marciano is fight for perfection in a crooked world, those of you that may or may not know the story. Rocky Marciano, the only undefeated unbeaten heavyweight champion of the world. Forty nine. Oh, great story. Some interesting tidbits. Mike, Scott, a lot of lot of history in the New England area, Connecticut, and working for the Providence Journal in Providence, Rhode Island, hope you like your involvement with because I'm I'm fascinated by your involvement with. Providence, the city of providence. You know, a lot of people may not know, but you know, providence at one time. He's been through a whole lot. You can tell me more than I know. But I think the people in Hartford now, envy providence, you know, they, they don't want to say they don't want to admit to it, but. T- tell me how long you spent their what it was like and the transformation that you saw the city go through during your time living and working there? Well, I have a good perspective on this Gino because I grew up in Lynch law and you know we'd go. My parents would take me into downtown Hartford to g box and go shopping, and you know one of the real vibrant city. And then you know, I went to Syracuse and journalism major in a reporter, and I went to work for the Providence Journal in nineteen eighty six or eight nineteen eighty five sports writer. I covered the big and. You know, it was a theme park for journalists in about five years after my sports writing career started, I got transferred over to the investigative team, and then I went to covering what was really Rhode Island leading sport at the time, which was political corruption. And we also were the center place of the New England mafia and just a very rich interesting, historic city, you know, as a real interesting place in American history, it was founded by Roger Williams on this, you know, tenant of religious freedom when he was cast out of Massachusetts by the puritan and he's found to displace he called divine providence, and that really became model for America developed with in terms of religious freedom. And then the industrial revolution really began in Rhode Island. And if I backtrack, Rhode Island was also a hotbed of the flake trade, you know, leading shipping port providence in Newport, the Brown family that gave Brown University, it's name or a big slave. Traders and then the two brothers done and Moses Brown had had a falling out. Moses wife died and became a Quaker and renounce slavery and actually had got his brother who was a congressman prosecute per continuing to trade and flav. And then he took his money and he poured it into the first factory. Textile Mellon took Rhode Island. So the industrial revolution was born there..

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Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"And that was that we could never accept the status quo that every year we would make this better than it was last year and and in, you know, it gets tougher every year as you know, only too well, but you know, you keep trying to make it better. But yeah, I remember those early those early days. I mean, it was like I was like, it's like, Mike, you a lot of days like, hey, let's see if he'll eat it because if he eats it, then maybe we'll try it and it's always a rough beginning in and you know, year one, we went out and we had a pretty successful year and we had a great chance. Pierre one hundred million and there was a playoff with Jay Williamson who now lives out Saint Louis, and he's continued to be a good friend in in. And we said, well, you know what? Maybe there's something here. So every year we tried to make it better and more interesting and get better players and work to make it a better experience for everybody involved. But those are the early days. But like really days we're pretty pretty gloomy. I mean, they're pretty stressed filled because here we are as a title sponsor of this event. PJ tour. Nobody wants it to sell and Andy's like carrying the ball along with Jay Fishman. Jay was with me every inch of the way in our team, her travelers. But whereas some of those days of scary days, some days you'd get up and say on man, at least be so kid so many elements to it county fair. But, but but even bigger about making sure that you have the players best food, the best acuity the you name it. And you know all that is well, but, but that's what the early days. But like. Well, you know the people around the country that that might listen to this. You get, they don't have any idea how big the tournament is how big it's become and what it means to to Connecticut, you know, and not just the, excuse me, the Hartford region, but the entire state of Connecticut is becoming. Is a beneficiary and enter part of that. Like you. You said is the way the tournaments been run the the, the crowds, there was a there was a time before excuse me before you got involved where the crowds were so fanatical. And that not to the level that they are today. Terms of numbers, but it's and the courses. So small, the everything was small about it was cramped that when I was playing in new programs, a lot of the names, you know was Greg Norman, Fillon Mickelson, you know, all those guys that used to play here on a regular basis. They, they felt like John Daly, confined. They're like, I, I don't know, you know, like it it, it became overwhelming and and we lost. We lost a lot of really, really good players there for a stretch. And now you in the last four or five years, you've gotten him back. And then some this year we had one of the best fields in in the entire in the entire summer swing. How did that come about and tell people how how hard it is to get people to come to to a PGA event to come to your event? It's not automatic that they have to play in every event. No, not at all..

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"This is Gino Auriemma and this is holding court near to. You're more famous in China than liangelo ball. I mean, and he just became famous you away. We're famous than we were on runs. Undefeated runs, who was I call it? If you don't want to know how do I keep the. Your mom. Hello, I gotta tell you, you know, she's still watches you on TV, but she said that she said, Charles, I like you. I like you a lot and you were, but then she said, but I love the shack. Yeah. Okay. Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to the next installment, latest and greatest installment of holding court, which you know Auriemma this is Gino Auriemma here in stores, Connecticut, basketball capital of the world. You already know that what you may not know is arguably a Goth state people in Connecticut, love their golf passionate about GOP. We have some of the finest golf courses in the world within an hour and a half, two hour drive from stores. One of the biggest events on the PGA tour is the travelers championship held TPC river highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. It has become the number one tour event as voted by the players. And it's the direct result of the work of travelers vice president. Andy beset a former uconn athlete. And Nathan group the tournament director. And I think you'll you'll you'll be interested to hear about what goes into putting PGA tour event together and the challenges from day one when they took over the tournament when it was dead in the water to today where they were voted last year, the number one tour that by the players enjoy it. Do you remember when travelers? I made a decision. To get involved with the PGA tour at at the Hartford. At the Hartford venue, yeah. Yeah. I, I've been a part of it from from beyond before day one. I mean the the Gulf it travels is really a long history back in nineteen sixty. One. We started is one of the few couple of sponsors of the masters and bleed archives. We still have those huge reels of movies compares. We used to send them out to our agents back in the sixties and seventies 'cause TV wasn't what what it is today. Obviously these huge reels. We'd always have four for every year for every masters. Then we ship them around from one agent to another agent to agent, and they would host like masters Ewing parties in the evenings and their agencies for their customers. And so we started out with a master's way back in sixty one. So then fast forward, we were part of it right up through the nineties, and then city group took it over. But but then we travelers were involved through our different companies that we've merged with and bought acquired over the years with the west coast swing. And so I was working with the PGA tour from two thousand two on word up till two thousand six when we decided to take a shot at the travelers championship. So so the PGA tour relationship is really long when here travelers, but in two thousand six, Jay Fishman, our chairman and CEO of the time, and I had a question and had had a lot of conversations around what we wanted to do and around golf. So back in five, we had a consultant work with us to go back and study about like do some research and find out which sport most aligned with insurance and insurance agents. And you can imagine the study came back for overwhelmingly golf..

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

04:20 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"So for me, when I was bored, I would go out to my job when I was a kid because that's what I love to do. And so sometimes you know, I I'll do when I've seen my daughter the past couple of years or my kids, and I'm like, no one wants to go out and shoot who's dry. We've got his nice glass backboard, you know, it's not like the old five a lot blast. Crappy thing I shot on as a kid and it's probably just because they don't love it as much as I did. And, and so I, you know, has kind of come to terms with that and then you know, my daughter's pretty good. You know, I coacher the way I coach every other kid on the team, but. Once we get in the car for the most part, I'm done and I and I have to be done and I have to go back to being mom. 'cause also like, you know, I'm only coacher for starting amount of time and even now I'm done, she's she's awesome high school. I won't coach her again, but I'm going to be her mom forever. So I had to kind of find that separation, although it still hurts my heart sometimes, but I'm just watching my kids doing whatever. And I'm thinking, you know, got basketball outside. We had this great coop up. How can we know what about the Bs fair, but realize your kids just, you know, wanna do different things from from what you wanna do. It, it really does. You know, I used to have this saying that. You know, if if an I'm obviously much older than you are, but I used to have the saying that if you took the the, the officials, the fans and the parents away from basketball. It's an unbelievable game. The kids can really, really have fun playing basketball, which is what they used to do back in the day. They would just go to playground play basketball. No fficials, no fans, no parent involvement. And the kids had a great time and they got better and they competed and they fought in the argued. And you know teams, one teams, laws guys got beat up or you know, things happened and you learn to deal with it and. You know, I don't know. I get be interested to get your take on. I don't think kids are are are allowed the fatal like they don't understand that losing is good. It's good to lose. When you're young, it's good to get caught. It's good to have disappointment and that so much now is about parents protecting their kids from failing and from being disappointed. Do you experience that. Yeah. It makes me think of a few years ago where I'm in the car with a bunch of with few of my kids and and I think it might have been my oldest choose thing. You know, we lost the game because x y, and z, whatever the excuses were. I don't know if it was blaming it on the officials or weight loss because we lost the game. 'cause cheated, we lost this this. And then my my, my second daughter who maybe at the time was around eight, but we lost the game because the other team was better at scored more points than us. Sounds like, hey, yes. That is exactly why you lost the game because the team was better that you. But yeah, it's it's always some some excuses, or you know, even I was coaching Wednesday, and I told the kids. All right. I've picked the two older kids and the two oldest kids on the team. I said right now, choose upside and they look at each other. Like, you know, they were afraid to hurt. You know, kids feeling like this is what you do. You choose up size and and and then I wanna experience it. It makes me think of what's going to be hard for me. I think as I watched my kids play sports that was watching. I was coaching my oldest in a game again, just like a little local kind of a tournament this summer, and and at one point, a girl on the other team who my daughter was guarding drove to the basket sport, and the parents of of of that that back girls team all like applauded a little bit too loudly insured a little bit. Two thousand and then the second time she did it. She stored on my daughter. Again, they arrested again and I was in it. They took me to times to realize, oh, they're cheering because they think it's a big deal that that girl just sport on my daughter..

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"I never thought that way coach i mentioned this last week like you said i had a very clear understanding of what i wanted to do and i was one of those people that believe as long as i worked as hard as i possibly could at it and did the right things with everything that i did it was going to happen in my belief was if i did that stuff and it didn't happen then it wasn't meant to be but i was not going to be the guy that looked back i can't tell you how many times i've got friends who've called me and said i wish i would have wished i would have done more work i wish i would have been more committed i wish i would have sacrificed more i wasn't going to be that guy i was going to die trying and you know i remember having some conversations with coach ed of my town yukon even our academic people talking about school and whatnot and i said and i was very clear and this wasn't the right thing to say time but i was like listen guys my main goal is to come here get my education and go play in the nfl it was not to come get my education see what i wanted to do or plan set up for myself after football i wanted to go play in the nfl and i wanted to do it for a long time at a high level and so i had to exact conversation with my democrats third and she made that comment don't put all your eggs in one basket and i told her in literally like with my hand made the gesture of my eggs are in there already in so i i didn't want an out i that might have been the incorrect thinking at the time i didn't wanna give myself out i just i knew that as long as i stay focused and on that one singular goal that i truly believe that i would get there and if i didn't i would cross that bridge when i when when it happened if it happened but i didn't want i didn't want to or three option to say okay if it doesn't work out i was gonna make it work out and you know i was fortunate to stay.

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"Up to one scrimmage and he had his visor on and i was i just looked at him like you know that was my first time and i said okay i'm i'm not i'm playing against syracuse anymore right right and and i think that the people listening you know when you watch him play you know you watch it and nfl game on tv you know and you go man those guys are really good and then it's not to get on the sideline or to your actually close to them and you see like you said a six foot four three hundred and thirty pound guy that can run faster than any guy you've ever played with and i mean just it's hard to believe isn't remarkable so going going going fast forward a little bit what what was it like when you found out you were going to get your first start because a lot of times you know when you're on the sideline you know and you're not the starter and something happens in the game and you know and coach comes over says hey let's go that's one thing but when you got to sleep at night and you got you're going to wake up the next morning and you know you're starting sunday afternoon thanksgiving day whatever the case may have been in the nfl what's that night's sleep like yeah i mean it's a totally different animal you'll hear a guy a lot of guys you know i'm just going to treat this like every other week and that you try to but it's impossible truly impossible you know the night before i the first star i ever got was in my third year in the nfl and we we were bad football team and i knew it and pretty early on at that became apparent and i just remember it was on the road at minnesota and i tried to do everything i could that we could be normal everything i could that day leading up to that saturday before the game leading up to it and i remember going to bed the night before and just as i decided to like finally get to sleep.

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"Nothing can prepare you for the real thing so when you get when you first get a chance to work out with with the lions what did you notice right away that albouy i'm not at uconn yeah i think the first thing i guess non physical stuff would be just the professionalism i mean no longer was i walking around with eighteen nineteen year olds in stores you know sipping on food cons and playing video games it was this this is now you know like okay this is a job this isn't it's it's not what you expect it because or at least for me i was like all the nfl is is you know the dream and it's a kid game and whatnot and to its core is but to its everyday working it isn't it's a job and so the professionalism of these guys how they went about their business out to me now the physical part was i had the expectation that you know when i went to the lion's they had roy williams who is a big time receiver from texas charles rogers big time receiver for michigan state so i expect tation that these guys were going to be incredibly athletic big bash strong we had dray bligh and played db kid from north carolina big time nfl back and so i vacation that those guys were going to be pretty special that defensive lineman blew my mind i remember just watching these guys why workout and the way they would toy with weight watch them run on the field in the in seeing how they move the agility and athleticism that they moved with was something i mean i played against miami in two thousand two when they went to the national title and spent like twenty seven guys the nfl it was they weren't even close to some of these guys that i was playing with with the lions i mean we had a guy named shawn rogers who was a big defensive tackle from texas they called him big baby and this guy was six foot four three hundred and thirty pounds and watching him run he looked like a running back in college i mean it was remarkable and i just remember the first time i had to go take a snap in practice against the starters was early on for me and even in a in a in a mini camp in the spring and i remember walking.

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"All the players are gathered around it and mel kiper on there and anchor sportscenter goes no whose stock has been hurt the most at the senior bowl and he just laid into me and it was like this a barrage all over me and said this guy he won't play in the nfl he's proven that coming from the smallest school it's not going to transfer this and that so that kind of win it started the snowball for me in truthfully i don't know if it created a narrative or not but it seems to go from there to the combine to pro day and i don't think that i did anything different right once you're labeled while he's the same guy that put you on the big board exactly so he's got to put you on a big board what he didn't know you were too small school playing at uconn yeah so the thing that i have a problem with it with all these guys is how they influence the the general manager because then the general managers wanna go well if this guy and that guy and that guy think this guy is really good or if they're dropping than i don't wanna be second guessed by the same guy saying i told you not to take them blah blah blah blah blah and when you walked into that room who were the quarterbacks in that room that you looked around and you at them and that guy right there he's going to be a great nfl quarterback.

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"Visit but he is he's the world's biggest kid he enjoys what we're doing and he's gotten much better right at the at the extra should those part for the times of thought their chisinau's off that uh on that show and mc'ing he'll charles for hugh two huge guys with two huge personalities and people are always asking me if they are i think those guys are they it going to have a fight one of these neither are they really going now i said this is the way they are they're both wild they both want the floor and and they're gonna go back and forth like that but i've never sitting here in fear that uh of one of you know uh uh an overhand right from shack is gonna accidentally catch me you know when is intended for chuck now i mean we have to go to the time together uh but like everybody who who's in closequarters together there are times where it's it's good to have thursday night and so we don't know we know we're not going to see each other for another week so we to get away i was gonna ask you after having been in the middle of these two guys in the kenny obviously and and all these years of unpredictability how do you switch gears then at the end of the nba season um and going to baseball what what's the transition like mentally for you and and because you've gone back to your roots amine uganda you know your dad obviously you know you're following legendary sportscaster for you know the the atlanta braves and and now you step into baseball your your first love and adds kinda one of the things out i love to i'm mean i was my first love still is in.

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"You know somebody that you've watched play some one day you've watch coach normally we have conversations where people that you think you know intimately because you've seen them you interacted with them may be just through television however today's conversation was more about how does excellence schranz send each business each entity that uh you better listening out there that you interact with uh whether it's basketball baseball football soccer doesn't matter what support um or it's movies it's business it's the guy that uh built your house and and uh what went into him or her being uh the best that what they do um i used to work with the myongchol when i was younger and one of them uh was a uh was a mason and uh he would be able to take a brick uh a stone and just by chipping away at it with the edge of his of his uh uh trout uh make that thing fit exactly where he needed to fit and make it look like it was made at the factory or by the by nature to fit that spot because why because it has his name on it it it's his personal signature of excellence uh richard popular it is a a symbol of excellence he represents excellence and he he leads to an organization that exudes excellence in in everything that they do i enjoy talking with people like that i hope you enjoy listening to people like.

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"Somewhat of an affluent community obviously uh it's uh part of the main line i guess they call it uh uh quite different than now when people thank you know fill the basketball and they think in philadelphia publicly eager to philadelphia catholic league in i mean it's outta nowhere near today what had asked it was an ad it was an afterthought it's exactly right and people can't go another many without mentioning their people would be surprised to know that i played against kobets father in a summer league game we used to play a rose playground did you guys used to go there but i'm no i've i've heard stories about it yeah yeah we used to play there every summer and that was the only time that you could play against the the public schools because the the catholic schools in a public schools never competed against each other they would have a public school championship and they would ever catholic school championship and neither teams could play in the state championship whereas lower mirroring you guys could play into state championship games out out here here in the playoffs threat uh and you can never be yeah and and when you play to lower murray and all of a sudden lower and became who you know that's where uh was a joe bryant son forest or was it out no no being an athlete little be little being right little jelly be it up a little being i usually do best of all the time i used 'cause i was stolen mail is like a hundred of pal soaking wet no you're actually get alight now he's out there on the main line kids thought he grew up in italy softly ruin take them down here ruler show on what what i used to love that and when did when did you know that you have become kobe bryant instead of joe son.

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"Know i i at least not god best of players making the most money possible it drives me crazy when guys making thirty million dollars complaining about planned basketball two days in a row i mean we did that influ commercial these guys don't even they never even go to the airport armed of a wish the obvious to sleep now pulled at five o'clock in the morning traveling three hours and playing a game at bay you got it and every plus you guys never charter we didn't start chartering collect my third year in the nba wow my first two years in the nba we all up will alter things do anything stores uh lanka comoros a private until the detroit pistons won the championship then like eighty eight eighty nine and they started to did this phase about why private then ever by the store chartering right i was like my fearful six year in the league actually so before data was sleeping in airports just like everybody else you know it was so crazy because you know every out every playing and leave the six or seven in the morning we'd be an airport buff 435 most time we'd be sleep in half the guy's laying on the floor and do it but my first year i was in coast the whole year humor and coach like man we have like we had the odds motors maurice cheeks andrew toney yeah uh bobby jones all those guys so if they did we roll coats.

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"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"geno auriemma" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

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