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A highlight from Evangelism: Muslims and Mormons
"Of things, looking at how when we speak and reach out to those who are around us, specifically we'll be talking about Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and then atheists as well. What are some things that as we seek to point them to Christ, what are ways in which we can engage them well? And so we are going to do those things together here. And with anything that you talk about, especially other world religions, I know pastor has been going through different denominations in the morning and kind of looking at some different aspects of denominations. I thought this would kind of be somewhat in line with that, looking at other religions and ones that are a little bit more common to you and I, maybe some less than others, but how is it that we can engage with them well? And of course, many things can be said about Jehovah's Witnesses, what they believe, Muslims, what they believe. And so the point of this isn't to give an exhaustive discussion about everything in which a Muslim or a Mormon might believe, but just to give us some handles that we can hold on to in our brains as we discuss the gospel with them. I know for myself, sometimes if I see someone on the side of the road and let's say I know they're a Jehovah's Witness, you know, there was times in my life where I would say like, ah, well, I don't really want to engage with them because I don't really know what they believe and I don't know how to answer all their questions, so I'm just going to, you know, I'm not going to talk to them. Whereas with Mormons, I had a lot more understanding of Mormonism and I had talked to a lot more Mormons. When a Mormon would come to the door, I'd be like, ah, come on in guys, like you want to come in? I'll get you some water? I'm like, let's chat. Because I had a better understanding of the Mormon faith and I felt like I was ready to engage them. I felt like I was ready to have an answer for questions and try to point them to the gospel. And so the point of all of this is to equip us as a church, to equip us as saints, as we go out into the world, at your jobs, in your neighborhood, with your family members. We might not all have a Mormon cousin, but you probably have an atheistic coworker. And so being able to engage them with the gospel and feeling that you are equipped, and I know many of us are, many of us are, so I hope this will just be a supplemental help to you in that endeavor. And so we're going to begin working through these notes. And if you look at your notes, the first one is Islam. And I recognize that Islam is not huge in the Midwest, in Omaha, Nebraska in particular. For sure there are Muslims. I've talked to a few since we've been here, walking around different parts of Omaha, but you almost have to go and find them. But I'm sure that even, I know, I'm speaking to Dan Williams and others that there are coworkers even here in Omaha that are, hold to the Islamic faith. And so I want to walk through each one of these religions together, give us a little brief understanding of their history. And because Islam is so big, where we are in Mombasa, a large portion of Mombasa is Islamic. A lot of times you'll have Somalis in particular that we're working with. The father will be here working in America and he will, they'll live here as a family for many years, but eventually as the kids get older, they send their kids back to a place like Mombasa because it's not, you know, a war -torn place like Somalia, but there's a large Islamic influence there and they want their children to be brought under that Islamic influence. And so we'll have a lot of Somali Muslims that are there, the kids in the model are there, and they're being taught and trained in that Islamic culture, and while the dad is here in America working and supporting them. And so there's Muslims here and I hope I'm writing that. I hope, I know a lot of times we can be afraid of Muslims, but there's, for the most part, there's no reason for that theory. So what I want to do is spend a little bit more time on Islam because again, it's something that we have been very, very engaged in, spending many hours talking with Muslims, and so it will be a little bit more in -depth, but I will try to walk through this one quickly. So today for the Sunday School, September 24th, Understanding the Other Side, we're going to be looking at Islam and Mormonism. Just out of curiosity, just out of curiosity, how many of you have either, you know, neighbor, relative, co -worker, whatever, who is Muslim, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, or atheist? Just raise your hand. Just probably raise your hand. So at least somebody, right? There's somebody. Now if he just said Muslim, there might be like two hands that go up, but that's all right. We'll get to the others, okay? So very briefly, I'm going to try and be brief, okay? I was trying to be brief with these notes and they ended up being 11 pages, so not off to a good start, but that is all right. So as you've seen in your notes, Islam, A, the history of Muhammad, early life. So of course, whenever you speak of Islam, you're speaking of Muhammad, and so if you talk to any Muslim, they will talk to you about the prophet Muhammad, and then they'll go on to say, just be upon him and ramble on these Arabic blessings about his name, but Muhammad was born in AD 570 and he died in AD 632. And in his life, living in Saudi Arabia, born in the city of Mecca, he had a rough childhood. His parents both passed away as a young boy. As a six -year -old boy, he went off to live with his uncle, or his grandfather, and then as an eight -year -old, as his grandfather died, he went off to live with an uncle, and so he was kind of moved around from family to family. He joined in the family business of being a camel caravan driver, so he would go on all of these long trips across Saudi Arabia, Syria, with his uncle and others that they were working for, traveling all over the place, delivering goods. At that time, in Saudi Arabia, of course, at this time, it was not an Islamic country as we think of it today, but there was all sorts of Gnostic Christianity, which is no Christianity at all. It taught a dualistic type religion and many, many problems with some Judaism, other pagan religions, polytheism. There's just a hodgepodge of religion going on in Arabia at that time. And so Muhammad would have come across all of these things as he's traveling around, listening to stories, discussing with other people. The Quran itself tells us very little about Muhammad himself. We don't really understand much about Muhammad at all if you've got random passages that don't really connect with anything, and you have to have some sort of grid to really be able to understand that. And you find that grid within the other important literature in Islam, which are the Hadiths, the Sirat, and these other religious important books that give the traditions and the understanding of who Muhammad was and what he did and all of that. And so in the Islamic literature, we discover these things about Muhammad, where he was and what it was like for him growing up and these other things. And so you might think, okay, you know, the pastor's going through Quranicals, and so we don't really want to go through any more genealogies with Muhammad and figure out who his grandpa and all of those people were. And that's not the point of discussing him being moved around and all of these things. But it is important to note that Muhammad was exposed at a young age as he's traveling all over to various religions. He's hearing different stories as he's traveling around. He's hearing stories from Gnostic Christians, again, who are not Christians at all. And if you read and study the Quran, you find that Muhammad oftentimes quotes things in the Quran that he either thinks are biblical excerpts, or he thinks that they come from the Jewish scriptures in the Old Testament. But as a matter like the Arabic Infancy Gospel of Matthew and these other Gnostic gospels that no Christian would have accepted, what Muhammad quotes is that he believes that they are, in fact, the Christian scriptures. And so this happens time and time again. Muhammad thinks he's quoting from the Bible, but he's really quoting from the Jewish Talmud. And this happens oftentimes. And so the understanding that Muhammad had of Christianity is by no means what you and I, and so even if you read the Quran, you see that Muhammad believes that the Trinity, the Trinity that the Christians believe in is God the Father, Mary, and Jesus. Of course, no Christian believes that the triune God is made up of Mary, and not even, if you want to try to point the finger at Catholics or Orthodox, not even Catholics or Orthodox go so far as to worship Mary. And so there's just a, in many ways, a bad understanding, for lack of a better word, a bad understanding of Christianity within the mind of Muhammad. But at the age of 25, Muhammad is employed by a woman named Khadija. He starts running his own caravan. He eventually marries this woman, and then he begins, as we get on to point number two there, Quranic Revelation, Muhammad begins to really seek after God. He wants to worship God. He wants to know God. And Muhammad goes away. He begins to go into a mountain near Mecca. He goes up into the mountain. He goes into the cave, and there he's fasting. He's praying. He's seeking to know Allah, which is just the Arabic word for God. And he wants to know God. He's trying to have a closer relationship with him. And again, for the sake of time, we're not going to go into any lengthy accounts of Muhammad and the experience he had in the cave. But what happened as Muhammad is there praying and fasting is Muhammad says that there is an angel named Jibril, which is Gabriel. And Jibril comes to him and says, Muhammad, read. And Muhammad says, I can't read. And the angel says, well, first the angel squeezes him very hard. Muhammad says it hurts him. It squeezes him very hard. And it says again, read. And Muhammad says, I can't read. And so this goes on. It's kind of like, I don't know, a Three Stooges play. But Muhammad just keeps telling the angel, I don't know how to read. And the angel beats him up a little bit and tells him to read again. And it just goes on and on and on until eventually Muhammad, you know, starts to recite parts of the Qur 'an that the angel Jibril is giving to him. And so this happens, and Muhammad comes home. As I'm quoting, I'm not quoting, but the place in which I'm getting this story from is from the Hadith, it's from the Surah, it's from the Islamic tradition itself. It's not some, you know, angry Christian writing from their seminary office saying like, ah, Muhammad was, you know, this crazy guy who's getting beat up by an angel as he's reciting the Qur 'an. And this is all from the Qur 'anic sources, Sahih al -Muslim, Sahih al -Bukhari, and so on. And so Muhammad then, he runs home to his wife, he hides under their covers, and he is petrified from what has happened. And he tells his wife, he's like, I don't know if I was meeting her with a demon or what happened, but it scared me and it hurt me and I don't know what happened. But his wife assures him, no, no, no, it was God, God is speaking to you, you should go back. And so Muhammad goes back, he continues to go back to this mountain, to this cave, and there he continues to receive revelations from this angel. And Muhammad goes on to say, this is a quote from, again, one of the Qur 'anic, one of the Islamic resources here, Sirah Rasula, says, Muhammad is quoted as saying, I will go to the top of the mountain and throw myself down that I may kill myself and gain rest. So I went forth to do so. And then when I was midway on the mountain, I heard a voice from heaven saying, oh, Muhammad, thou art the apostle of God and I am Gabriel. And so the Gabriel goes on to tell Muhammad, do not kill yourself, you're the apostle of God, you can't do this. But there's multiple times in the life of Muhammad while he is receiving Qur 'anic revelations where he seeks to kill himself, he tries to throw himself off of the mountain. And furthermore, there's other accounts of people saying that at that time, Muhammad was possessed by a demon. So these are just some facts to keep in the back of our mind. As we think about this, even within the Qur 'an, Surah, I had printed off, originally it was going to be in your notes, kind of a glossary of terms, because I know using a lot of these Surah and Ayah and all these type of things, you might not all know what that is, but Surah is just chapter and the Ayah is the verse. And so in the Qur 'an, Surah Adam 1, 22 to 25, 69, 41 to 42, Muhammad is trying to refute the idea that he is demon -possessed. And so he's arguing against the Jews and the Christians and are saying like, nah, we don't think you're demon -possessed, man. And he's like, no, I'm not. And he's trying to argue against that idea. And so this is just kind of a bit of a background as to how the Qur 'an was revealed to Muhammad. And so we might ask the question, well, do you think that Muhammad was just making all these things up? Is he just a total, is this all just a fabrication of his mind? I personally believe that Muhammad was not just making these things up. If you look at the scriptures and you see in the Old or the New Testament, you see various times when angels Abraham, appear to Mary, the Lord Jesus, Isaiah, there's many encounters where angels come and speak. Even the angel of the Lord comes and speaks to people. And many times people recognize that, oh man, like I am speaking to an angel and they are startled and there is awe and wonder that is within them as they speak to an angel. Not always, but we never see an angel of God coming and beating somebody up and hurting them and then causing them to become depressed and wanting to kill themselves and so on. And so what I believe is that as you look at the life and the story of Muhammad receiving the Qur 'anic revelations, his desire lines up much more with, as we read in the gospel, these, and again, not saying this to be crude or rude towards the Islamic faiths, but faith. But you see a herd of pigs when they are enveloped by demons, high -tempered toward the cliff and jumping off. We see Judas Iscariot, when he is the son of Perdition, when he is, it says, the Bible says that the devil goes into him and he betrays Christ and turns Christ over. Shortly thereafter, himself, Judas, killing, many believing, killing himself. And so it just doesn't seem that Muhammad truly had, of course we don't believe that Muhammad is a prophet of God, but it would be much more in line that, yes, Muhammad did have a revelation, but it was not from God, but rather, as we read in 2 Corinthians 11, 13 and 14, for such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
Fresh update on "grandpa" discussed on Evangelism On Fire
"But I mean, you know, it's just, he should be your friend too, right? I remember being struck when I was younger. I actually wrote it. Like I kind of got in trouble. There was like this mantle in this room where one of the rooms at my house growing up and I wrote, I think it was, it wasn't Kesed. It was, I can't remember the word now. It's on my old journal, but it meant friend. El kahil, I think it was. It means friend of God. Yeah. And Abraham was considered that. And I just always, I mean, even from a young age, I just always wanted to be, I wanted that distinction. You know what I mean? Like I wanted to be friends with God. Not that I didn't, you know, I definitely fear him and revere him and love him and worship him, but like, he's also my best friend, right? Yeah. So people are always like, what is it? How is, what is your relationship like with God? And I'm like, well, he's like my best friend, my grandpa, you know, my mom, my crying shoulder, my, he's very funny. He's a very great sense of humor. I don't know if anybody else caught that in the Bible, but Jesus was very sarcastic, which I love. I think it's hilarious. Right, yeah. I'm like, yes, thank you. I got that one for me. That's your language. Thank you. The language of sarcasm. You totally get that, right? Oh yeah, for sure. Yeah. I think anybody who's really experienced, you have to be sarcastic in some way, shape or form, right? Yeah, absolutely. Even if you didn't, it's still fun. So how does your faith in God parallel or transcend to being a warrior in the ring, a warrior in your bare knuckle fighting tournaments to martial arts? How does that parallel? Because Sydney, before you answer that, we got some, we got some, we got some Christian listeners who are listening right now. They're like, well, that's blasphemy to compare one with the other. Hey, look, if you're a hyper spiritual and this offends you, go ahead and tune out right now because we're getting real right now. Hey man, the Bible says that you should work out your salvation with fear and trembling, your own salvation. So if you think that there's something wrong with this, then you need to, you should go talk to God about it. Cause he's the one who called me to do it. Right? So like Jesus said that, that all the world should hear the word, that no corners should, should be untouched. Right? So how else are people going to be reached? Are you going to go out there and talk to these people? Are you going to go out there and like, you know what I mean? Are you out here doing it? No, just because I'm doing it in a different way doesn't mean that it's not what God has called me to do with my life. That's so good. And at least I'm using it, like everything that happened to me in a positive way, I'm using all of the crazy chaos, just literally stuff that has made people cry. And I'm like, that's just the top of the, you know what I mean? Tip of the iceberg, where that came from. And they're like, what in the world? And I'm like, glory to God. You know what I mean? Like we could go through all the specifics, but like at the end of the day, like it's, and if you go, my argument is always this, have you read your Bible? I mean, seriously, especially like the old Testament. I mean, the majority of the patriarchs were warriors. I mean, you know, God loves a warrior. He loves athletic people. He loves athletes. I had someone out of 24, we used to do the spark event up here at my church every year. And I'm going to bug my pastor now to bring it back. I've been thinking about it. But anyway, and this lady, I don't even know who she was. She just came up to me out of nowhere and she was like, hey, God wants you to study the athletes of the Bible, like pay particular focus on the warriors. I was like, all right, sure, whatever. And I thought like, maybe it had to do something with running. So I didn't even know, I hadn't even found fighting yet. I was like 18 years old, you know. And you weren't once a cross country runner. Yeah, so I thought it had something to do with that. And I was like, all right, well, school's over for me, but all right, cool, we'll see where that goes. And this is where it went, you know what I mean? So yeah, I mean, there's so many instances in the Bible. Oh, you should take that up with God. Yeah, that's right. And you know what, Jesus wasn't some, Jesus was not a sissy. No. Jesus was the most ultimate warrior that ever existed, right? I love him, he's so awesome. Yeah, right, absolutely. He cracks me up. So how does your faith in Jesus parallel with you being a fighter? I mean, I think that Jesus had a lot of fight in him, right? Like there were certain things, like he flipped the tables at the, and he was whipping people, you know, at the Money Changers table. And you know, he had a fiery side to him and he was very passionate. I just think that what I do is a sport. I don't see it as a violent act. You know, I'm not like Peter over here cutting people's ears off and stuff, you know what I mean? But- You're not gonna put that into your show? It's not my repertoire. It's not your repertoire? Not these days.
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 23
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Welcome to this week's Mike Gallagher Show Week in Review. What a week it has been. We saw a president fail to acknowledge the events of 9 -11 by giving a speech in Anchorage, Alaska, of all places. Then he lied about it. It was an amazing thing. I mean, what a week he has had. The news for Joe Biden is bad and keeps getting worse. For example, we talked about Biden's visit to Vietnam where they literally had to pull him off the stage. Man, oh man, did you see him in Vietnam? Holy moly. They had to pull him off the stage because he started babbling like an idiot. That's the president of the United States. And listen, we better hope he runs in 2024. Let's pray for once that a Democrat's ego torpedoes their chances for reelection. Because if he runs, there's no way Americans can vote for that. There's no way. It's impossible. That's not wishful thinking. It's, it's, you know, September of 2023 and they have to yank him off the stage. They did everything but take out that old vaudeville, the big hook, you know, you put the whole, pull the hook out and drag and then do a little soft shoe off the stage. Some disembodied voice comes over the PA and says, that's it. The press conference is over. And he looks around baffled and says, thank you everybody. Thank you. Where do I go? Where do I go? Don't throw me down, Clark. Certain sharp -eared listeners know what reference I just made there. Let's listen together to grandpa Joe. I want you to, I want you to hear what it sounds like when a president of the United States literally gets, gets the hook. They're so embarrassed for him. For whatever reason, he wound up in Vietnam over the weekend. Maybe air force one took a wrong turn and it landed in Vietnam and his appearance there by, you're going to hear about it all day long today on the news, at least on normal news. You might not hear about it on ABC, CBS, or NBC, but I'm not sure that even they won't cover this because it was this bad. Check this out. We talked about, we talked about at the conference overall, we talked about stability. We talked about making sure that the third world, excuse me, third world, the Southern hemisphere had access to change. It had access. It wasn't confrontational at all. Thank you everybody. This ends the press conference. Thanks everyone. I mean, what a disaster. And then he, then he goes and shuffles off. That's the president of the United States. The music is the best part. When they started playing the lounge music, Robert is in Sarasota. Robert, you see that clip? Yeah. Can I first use your platform to say, um, my thoughts and prayers are going out to everybody today, uh, that we're victims or new people. Absolutely. 9 11. And to follow that up, our president of the United States is booked 3 ,467 miles away into Alaska. You can't get farther from New York than where he's going to be today, where he canceled oil and gas leases. And clearly there's a God because that's exactly where he belongs as far away from New York. Here's the headline that every American who is suffering through the Biden administration needs to know 22 years of never forget. And Biden is spending 9 11 in Alaska. Meantime, we still got the, uh, the occasional troll or the occasional malcontent caller to the Mike Gallagher show. And I had a texture who claims that it's not really free speech to yell fire in a crowded movie theater. Of course, we're talking about all of the Democrats efforts to shut down speech. They disagree with beginning with Trump on down. And I played a montage of the Democrats denying the 2016 election to anyone who says that Republicans are a bunch of election deniers. What do you say about all the prominent Democrats who insisted that Trump didn't win in 2016? I just got a text from Macomb County, Michigan that I want to share with you. And then I want to play a little clip for the benefit of Macomb County, Michigan, and listen to this Michigan texture. Thank you. I mean, I appreciate that you don't agree with me and you think I'm a, I'm rotten to the core and you, and you, you, you hate my, my message on, on the radio and TV, but that's okay. I appreciate dissent and I, and I am truly intrigued. I always wonder, does the left do leftists like Macomb County, Michigan really feel this way? Or are they just regurgitating talking points that they've heard on MSNBC and they've read in the New York Times? It is a fact that election laws were changed and the election process was wildly upended under the guise of COVID. It is a fact that we had an historic amount of mail -in ballots. It is a fact that we had a record number of ballot harvesting. We things know were changed in 2020 under the pretense of COVID. That's a fact. And I'm not yelling fire in a crowded theater by stating those facts. That's their go -to. So let me read the whole text to you. And then I want to give you a video response, Macomb County, Michigan. And I challenge you to text me again. I don't want to embarrass you, but I'm going to challenge you to at least text me your response when I ask you about the video response that I have to your text. Here's the text. It is not free speech to yell fire in a crowded theater. It is not free speech to perpetuate a well -proven lie that there is some absurd sweeping conspiracy that stole the 2020 election and use that lie to divide people and disenfranchise millions and millions of voters. What you people are doing is destroying this country. You are working to drive the wedge between everyday Americans deeper and deeper. And you're just doing it because there's a market for it. Either you are willfully lying and towing your party line, or you're dumb enough to believe this trash yourself. You should feel deep, deep shame for perpetuating your lies. I hope one day you realize the damage you're doing and are tormented by your own guilt forever. Okay. Now, over the top drama queen hysterics aside from that text, let's take a look at the substance of what that person wrote. They want to sit there and accuse anybody who questioned the outcome of the 2020 election as somebody advancing an absurd sweeping conspiracy. So Macomb County, Michigan, what do you say about this? Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians didn't appear. Trump knows he's an illegitimate president. The president of the lack of a legally elected is not legitimate. I don't see the president as elect a legitimate president. You said you believe that Russia's interference altered the outcome of the election. I do. We have a president who is in fact it is proven has been assisted by the Russians and may in fact not be a legitimate president. The one thing that Trump is fearful of when it comes to his being president is that finally we will see how illegitimate his victory actually was. I have an objection. I object to the 15 votes from the state of North Carolina. I object because people are horrified. He's an illegitimate president. Do you believe Trump is illegitimate president? What I believe is that there's no question that the outcome of this election was affected by the Russian interference. There absolutely is a cloud of illegitimacy. So that legitimacy is in question. Yes. That was a very tainted election. And in that sense, it's illegitimate. Now, Macomb County, Michigan, I dare you to write me back and follow up to your original text and condemn all of your hero Democrats the way you condemned any of us who questioned 2020. You see, you don't get to have it both ways. Meanwhile, back to Grandpa Joe's refusal to attend any of the 9 -11 ceremonies in New York or Shanksville, PA, or even where he lives in Washington, D .C., to commemorate that awful historic day in America's history. Tulsi Gabbard said it best on Fox News. Biden has decided he wasn't going to be bothered. He'd be up in Anchorage, Alaska. It's outrageous. It's last night on Fox News for those like myself, many patriotic Americans across the country who enlisted because of the jihadist attacks on 9 -11. I find it deeply offensive that he specifically chose to turn his backs on all of those families and all of those Americans. White House is saying that, you know, presidents don't show up to Hawaii on Pearl Harbor after all these years. What's the point? It's insulting beyond words. It was even more insulting. I don't want to say even more insulting. It was also insulting to hear in the speech that he delivered during that fuel stop in Alaska, him lecturing the American people about how it is our responsibility that we must take seriously to defend democracy. And he is saying these words, lecturing us as he and his administration, every step of the way, are undermining our own democracy, both by his politicizing the Department of Justice to go after Donald Trump, his major political opponent in this upcoming presidential election, his going after and changing the rules of the DNC to make it so people who vote for RFK Jr., their votes won't actually count. He is sending his Department of Justice after parents who are trying to stand up for their right to their children's education. I've been thinking a lot about the difference, the major differences between the right and the left in America. For example, the MAGA movement. The putting America first philosophy is met with such disdain from progressives and leftists and Democrats. But when you think about it, putting America first is something best exemplified by Donald Trump's policies. Putting America last best sums up the Biden Democrat approach. Judge Jeanine Pirro summed it up that way last night on Fox News as well. Well, it's consistent with his America last mentality. I mean, this is unprecedented. No president since this happened has not been at one of the sites, whether it's Washington, Shanksville or ground zero. And if you're from New York City, especially, I mean, I was in the city that day. I remember the smoke in the towers. I remember, you know, my investigators saying we've got to get home. We've got to get back to Westchester. This is a very sacred day for so many people. And the president doesn't see it that way. And the sad part about it is that, you know, the world is not a safer place now. It's because of Biden now that the Taliban is back in control in Afghanistan with all the weapons that we left there. We've got an open border now with people coming in that we don't even know who they are. And you can thank Joe Biden for all of that. You sure can. You know, one of the great mysteries of life for me is wondering if this kind of crap is intentional or accidental. And I ask this question all the time. Does Joe Biden and his team say, you know what, we're going to be the first administration in 22 years not to attend a ceremony in Shanksville or Washington, D .C. at the Pentagon or at Ground Zero in New York City? We're going to we're going to change the game a little bit. We're not going to appear. Is that a mistake? And as if the actions of Joe Biden weren't bad enough, egregious enough, the governor of New Mexico, some woman by the name of Michelle Lujan Grisham, decided to amend the rights of citizens of her state. Albuquerque in particular, she declared an emergency because of an incident involving the death of an 11 year old child. The governor said, well, there's gun violence. I get to declare a declare an emergency and nobody gets to carry their lawfully registered and certified guns. We must remember. The liberties, the freedoms that so many have fought and died for. And this new New Mexico governor has literally banned Americans who have a constitutional right to protect themselves from being able to carry in Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least the next 30 days after a child was killed in a road rage incident. It's it's it's extraordinary. What's law enforcement doing in Albuquerque? What's the sheriff doing? The police chief. She's sitting at this press conference next to a guy who looks like a police authority. He's got a big gold badge on. And he looks very uncomfortable where this lunatic governor is shredding the Constitution, declaring an emergency, a gun emergency. This is what Democrats, if you dared to question a lockdown, if you had any skepticism about vaccines, if you wondered about masks, they came after you. They shut you down. Be kind of interesting to talk to an airline pilot who lost his job or her job because they wouldn't want to get they didn't want to get a vaccine. Do you realize we were firing people for not getting vaccinated? You recognize the absurdity of where we were just just a very short while ago? It's called tyranny. What the New Mexico governor, Michelle Grisham, is doing is tyrannical. She's acting like she's the emperor, the king, the dictator of New Mexico. And they're going to keep doing this and they're going to keep doing this and they're going to keep doing this until they can't do it anymore. Everybody ought to be aware of what she's doing, because what she's doing is absolutely un -American. What she's doing is obscene, where on Friday, this New Mexico governor banned people from being able to carry guns because a child was killed during a road rage incident. She's decided to declare an emergency. Oh, we have a gun emergency here. So now I get to ban your right to keep and bear arms. Check out this exchange. I want to play it one more time in case you're not paying attention. Isn't it unconstitutional to say you cannot exercise your carrying license? With one exception, and that is if there's an emergency and I've declared an emergency for a temporary amount of time, I can invoke additional powers. No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute. There are restrictions on free speech. There are restrictions on my freedoms. In this emergency, this 11 -year -old and all these parents who have lost all these children, they deserve my attention to have the debate about whether or not in an emergency we can create a safer environment. Because what about their constitutional rights? I took an oath to uphold those two. And if we ignore this growing problem without being bold, I've said to every other New Mexican, your rights are segregated to theirs. And they are not, in my view. I mean, this is lunacy. I pray for her safety. I pray for Joe Biden's safety. I pray for Trump's safety. I pray for all of our elected officials' safety. So let me make sure you know where I'm coming from, where my heart is. I would never want anything to happen to any of the people who are elected to hold office. But I wonder if she would be willing to have her security detail suspend their right to protect her.
Fresh update on "grandpa" discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"Of things, looking at how when we speak and reach out to those who are around us, specifically we'll be talking about Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and then atheists as well. What are some things that as we seek to point them to Christ, what are ways in which we can engage them well? And so we are going to do those things together here. And with anything that you talk about, especially other world religions, I know pastor has been going through different denominations in the morning and kind of looking at some different aspects of denominations. I thought this would kind of be somewhat in line with that, looking at other religions and ones that are a little bit more common to you and I, maybe some less than others, but how is it that we can engage with them well? And of course, many things can be said about Jehovah's Witnesses, what they believe, Muslims, what they believe. And so the point of this isn't to give an exhaustive discussion about everything in which a Muslim or a Mormon might believe, but just to give us some handles that we can hold on to in our brains as we discuss the gospel with them. I know for myself, sometimes if I see someone on the side of the road and let's say I know they're a Jehovah's Witness, you know, there was times in my life where I would say like, ah, well, I don't really want to engage with them because I don't really know what they believe and I don't know how to answer all their questions, so I'm just going to, you know, I'm not going to talk to them. Whereas with Mormons, I had a lot more understanding of Mormonism and I had talked to a lot more Mormons. When a Mormon would come to the door, I'd be like, ah, come on in guys, like you want to come in? I'll get you some water? I'm like, let's chat. Because I had a better understanding of the Mormon faith and I felt like I was ready to engage them. I felt like I was ready to have an answer for questions and try to point them to the gospel. And so the point of all of this is to equip us as a church, to equip us as saints, as we go out into the world, at your jobs, in your neighborhood, with your family members. We might not all have a Mormon cousin, but you probably have an atheistic coworker. And so being able to engage them with the gospel and feeling that you are equipped, and I know many of us are, many of us are, so I hope this will just be a supplemental help to you in that endeavor. And so we're going to begin working through these notes. And if you look at your notes, the first one is Islam. And I recognize that Islam is not huge in the Midwest, in Omaha, Nebraska in particular. For sure there are Muslims. I've talked to a few since we've been here, walking around different parts of Omaha, but you almost have to go and find them. But I'm sure that even, I know, I'm speaking to Dan Williams and others that there are coworkers even here in Omaha that are, hold to the Islamic faith. And so I want to walk through each one of these religions together, give us a little brief understanding of their history. And because Islam is so big, where we are in Mombasa, a large portion of Mombasa is Islamic. A lot of times you'll have Somalis in particular that we're working with. The father will be here working in America and he will, they'll live here as a family for many years, but eventually as the kids get older, they send their kids back to a place like Mombasa because it's not, you know, a war-torn place like Somalia, but there's a large Islamic influence there and they want their children to be brought under that Islamic influence. And so we'll have a lot of Somali Muslims that are there, the kids in the model are there, and they're being taught and trained in that Islamic culture, and while the dad is here in America working and supporting them. And so there's Muslims here and I hope I'm writing that. I hope, I know a lot of times we can be afraid of Muslims, but there's, for the most part, there's no reason for that theory. So what I want to do is spend a little bit more time on Islam because again, it's something that we have been very, very engaged in, spending many hours talking with Muslims, and so it will be a little bit more in-depth, but I will try to walk through this one quickly. So today for the Sunday School, September 24th, Understanding the Other Side, we're going to be looking at Islam and Mormonism. Just out of curiosity, just out of curiosity, how many of you have either, you know, neighbor, relative, co-worker, whatever, who is Muslim, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, or atheist? Just raise your hand. Just probably raise your hand. So at least somebody, right? There's somebody. Now if he just said Muslim, there might be like two hands that go up, but that's all right. We'll get to the others, okay? So very briefly, I'm going to try and be brief, okay? I was trying to be brief with these notes and they ended up being 11 pages, so not off to a good start, but that is all right. So as you've seen in your notes, Islam, A, the history of Muhammad, early life. So of course, whenever you speak of Islam, you're speaking of Muhammad, and so if you talk to any Muslim, they will talk to you about the prophet Muhammad, and then they'll go on to say, just be upon him and ramble on these Arabic blessings about his name, but Muhammad was born in AD 570 and he died in AD 632. And in his life, living in Saudi Arabia, born in the city of Mecca, he had a rough childhood. His parents both passed away as a young boy. As a six-year-old boy, he went off to live with his uncle, or his grandfather, and then as an eight-year-old, as his grandfather died, he went off to live with an uncle, and so he was kind of moved around from family to family. He joined in the family business of being a camel caravan driver, so he would go on all of these long trips across Saudi Arabia, Syria, with his uncle and others that they were working for, traveling all over the place, delivering goods. At that time, in Saudi Arabia, of course, at this time, it was not an Islamic country as we think of it today, but there was all sorts of Gnostic Christianity, which is no Christianity at all. It taught a dualistic type religion and many, many problems with some Judaism, other pagan religions, polytheism. There's just a hodgepodge of religion going on in Arabia at that time. And so Muhammad would have come across all of these things as he's traveling around, listening to stories, discussing with other people. The Quran itself tells us very little about Muhammad himself. We don't really understand much about Muhammad at all if you've got random passages that don't really connect with anything, and you have to have some sort of grid to really be able to understand that. And you find that grid within the other important literature in Islam, which are the Hadiths, the Sirat, and these other religious important books that give the traditions and the understanding of who Muhammad was and what he did and all of that. And so in the Islamic literature, we discover these things about Muhammad, where he was and what it was like for him growing up and these other things. And so you might think, okay, you know, the pastor's going through Quranicals, and so we don't really want to go through any more genealogies with Muhammad and figure out who his grandpa and all of those people were. And that's not the point of discussing him being moved around and all of these things. But it is important to note that Muhammad was exposed at a young age as he's traveling all over to various religions. He's hearing different stories as he's traveling around. He's hearing stories from Gnostic Christians, again, who are not Christians at all. And if you read and study the Quran, you find that Muhammad oftentimes quotes things in the Quran that he either thinks are biblical excerpts, or he thinks that they come from the Jewish scriptures in the Old Testament. But as a matter like the Arabic Infancy Gospel of Matthew and these other Gnostic gospels that no Christian would have accepted, what Muhammad quotes is that he believes that they are, in fact, the Christian scriptures. And so this happens time and time again. Muhammad thinks he's quoting from the Bible, but he's really quoting from the Jewish Talmud. And this happens oftentimes. And so the understanding that Muhammad had of Christianity is by no means what you and I, and so even if you read the Quran, you see that Muhammad believes that the Trinity, the Trinity that the Christians believe in is God the Father, Mary, and Jesus. Of course, no Christian believes that the triune God is made up of Mary, and not even, if you want to try to point the finger at Catholics or Orthodox, not even Catholics or Orthodox go so far as to worship Mary. And so there's just a, in many ways, a bad understanding, for lack of a better word, a bad understanding of Christianity within the mind of Muhammad. But at the age of 25, Muhammad is employed by a woman named Khadija. He starts running his own caravan. He eventually marries this woman, and then he begins, as we get on to point number two there, Quranic Revelation, Muhammad begins to really seek after God. He wants to worship God. He wants to know God. And Muhammad goes away. He begins to go into a mountain near Mecca. He goes up into the mountain. He goes into the cave, and there he's fasting. He's praying. He's seeking to know Allah, which is just the Arabic word for God. And he wants to know God. He's trying to have a closer relationship with him. And again, for the sake of time, we're not going to go into any lengthy accounts of Muhammad and the experience he had in the cave. But what happened as Muhammad is there praying and fasting is Muhammad says that there is an angel named Jibril, which is Gabriel. And Jibril comes to him and says, Muhammad, read. And Muhammad says, I can't read. And the angel says, well, first the angel squeezes him very hard. Muhammad says it hurts him. It squeezes him very hard. And it says again, read. And Muhammad says, I can't read. And so this goes on. It's kind of like, I don't know, a Three Stooges play. But Muhammad just keeps telling the angel, I don't know how to read. And the angel beats him up a little bit and tells him to read again. And it just goes on and on and on until eventually Muhammad, you know, starts to recite parts of the Qur'an that the angel Jibril is giving to him. And so this happens, and Muhammad comes home. As I'm quoting, I'm not quoting, but the place in which I'm getting this story from is from the Hadith, it's from the Surah, it's from the Islamic tradition itself. It's not some, you know, angry Christian writing from their seminary office saying like, ah, Muhammad was, you know, this crazy guy who's getting beat up by an angel as he's reciting the Qur'an. And this is all from the Qur'anic sources, Sahih al-Muslim, Sahih al-Bukhari, and so on. And so Muhammad then, he runs home to his wife, he hides under their covers, and he is petrified from what has happened. And he tells his wife, he's like, I don't know if I was meeting her with a demon or what happened, but it scared me and it hurt me and I don't know what happened. But his wife assures him, no, no, no, it was God, God is speaking to you, you should go back. And so Muhammad goes back, he continues to go back to this mountain, to this cave, and there he continues to receive revelations from this angel. And Muhammad goes on to say, this is a quote from, again, one of the Qur'anic, one of the Islamic resources here, Sirah Rasula, says, Muhammad is quoted as saying, I will go to the top of the mountain and throw myself down that I may kill myself and gain rest. So I went forth to do so. And then when I was midway on the mountain, I heard a voice from heaven saying, oh, Muhammad, thou art the apostle of God and I am Gabriel. And so the Gabriel goes on to tell Muhammad, do not kill yourself, you're the apostle of God, you can't do this. But there's multiple times in the life of Muhammad while he is receiving Qur'anic revelations where he seeks to kill himself, he tries to throw himself off of the mountain. And furthermore, there's other accounts of people saying that at that time, Muhammad was possessed by a demon. So these are just some facts to keep in the back of our mind. As we think about this, even within the Qur'an, Surah, I had printed off, originally it was going to be in your notes, kind of a glossary of terms, because I know using a lot of these Surah and Ayah and all these type of things, you might not all know what that is, but Surah is just chapter and the Ayah is the verse. And so in the Qur'an, Surah Adam 1, 22 to 25, 69, 41 to 42, Muhammad is trying to refute the idea that he is demon-possessed. And so he's arguing against the Jews and the Christians and are saying like, nah, we don't think you're demon-possessed, man. And he's like, no, I'm not. And he's trying to argue against that idea. And so this is just kind of a bit of a background as to how the Qur'an was revealed to Muhammad. And so we might ask the question, well, do you think that Muhammad was just making all these things up? Is he just a total, is this all just a fabrication of his mind? I personally believe that Muhammad was not just making these things up. If you look at the scriptures and you see in the Old or the New Testament, you see various times when angels appear to Abraham, Mary, the Lord Jesus, Isaiah, there's many encounters where angels come and speak. Even the angel of the Lord comes and speaks to people. And many times people recognize that, oh man, like I am speaking to an angel and they are startled and there is awe and wonder that is within them as they speak to an angel. Not always, but we never see an angel of God coming and beating somebody up and hurting them and then causing them to become depressed and wanting to kill themselves and so on. And so what I believe is that as you look at the life and the story of Muhammad receiving the Qur'anic revelations, his desire lines up much more with, as we read in the gospel, these, and again, not saying this to be crude or rude towards the Islamic faiths, but faith. But you see a herd of pigs when they are enveloped by demons, high-tempered toward the cliff and jumping off. We see Judas Iscariot, when he is the son of Perdition, when he is, it says, the Bible says that the devil goes into him and he betrays Christ and turns Christ over. Shortly thereafter, himself, Judas, killing, many believing, killing himself. And so it just doesn't seem that Muhammad truly had, of course we don't believe that Muhammad is a prophet of God, but it would be much more in line that, yes, Muhammad did have a revelation, but it was not from God, but rather, as we read in 2 Corinthians 11, 13 and 14, for such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
A highlight from Saved by Grace - Ed Nelson Biography
"Well, greetings everyone. I'm here today with Emily Nelson, a 2016 BJU graduate, somebody I very much want you to meet. She has some exciting things to tell you and I pray that you will hang on with us for just a little while, maybe eight or ten minutes, and be blessed by what Emily has to say. She has written a biography of her grandfather, Dr. Ed Nelson, a graduate of BJU. I've known Dr. Nelson since I was really young. He's a few years older than I am, so you can imagine how ancient he really is, but you'd never know it. He's as energetic as he was when I first knew him. I've never met a man so restless for the cause of Christ and the gospel than Dr. Ed Nelson. Emily, thank you for taking your time to be with us. Thank you for having me. I want a quick question to get into this. Why should anybody want to read about your grandfather, Ed Nelson? Well, I'm biased for sure because it's my grandfather, but he really has had a remarkable life, and it's a life full of the miraculous, a life full of just believing God and expecting him to work. And I know as I helped him write this book, it was a real challenge to my own faith just to believe God at his word and to expect him to work. My grandfather, who loved your grandfather very much, as did my dad and as do I, my grandfather said, every great man at some point comes under the dominating influence of some great truth. What would you say is that dominant truth that gripped your grandfather when he was young and that kind of drove him through his life of ministry? I'd say it was probably this. I am a sinner, and I have a great savior, and I want to do everything I possibly can to further his kingdom because of what he's done for me. That's very well put, and I think it absolutely describes what propelled him through life. He was always in motion. I've never met him when he was not just like a meteor crossing the sky. His energy was remarkable. I've been with him on some long mission trips, and no moss ever grew under his feet. The title of the book is A Sinner Saved by Grace, so that was a good description. Tell me about the time, the point in life, when he became a grace -saved sinner. What was he doing at the time? What influence did God bring into his life that got his attention and brought him to Christ? Well, he grew up on a farm in Windsor, Colorado, which is a little bit north of Denver. He had aspirations of being a great farmer just like his dad was. When he was 17 years old, he was in a farming accident. They were a very moral family, and his dad would take them to church every Sunday, but it was not a Bible preaching church. When he was in that accident, the doctors said he wouldn't make it through the night. He prayed and said, God, if there even is a God, I want you to hear my prayer, and I want you to save my life. If you do, if I live, then I'll get a Bible and I'll read it. Well, he made it. Spoiler alert. He made it, but he did get a Bible, but he didn't understand it until about four years later, your grandfather, actually, Dr. Bob Sr., was preaching at the First Baptist Church in Fort Collins, and his mailman came by and invited him to the revival meetings. He didn't really want to go, but out of respect for the mailman and his testimony, he was like, fine, I'll go. So he went that first night, and your grandfather preached and said that he was a sinner and that he deserved to die. It made him so angry that he found that he would never go back. Well, the next day on the tractor out on the field, he was like, I wonder what he's going to preach about that would make me mad again. And so he went back, and that happened four nights. And on the fourth night, he was like, you know what? What this man is saying is true, and it's not, I haven't been angry at him. I've been angry at God because I know that this is truth. And so he surrendered his life, and he came to know the Lord that evening. And I asked him when I was writing the book with him, I said, Grandpa, what were you saved from? And he was like, I was saved from my own goodness, because he was such a good moral person. He was saved from his own goodness, and he said that he knew deep down inside that there were things that he would think or say or look at that were not godly. And nobody else knew it, but that's what he was saved from. From that point in time, his life changed forever. The self -righteous sinner may be the hardest sinner to open his heart to the Lord.
A highlight from Will You Ever Comply With Mask Mandates Again?
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. Joe Biden's like that grandpa that you love. Would you give this grandpa a high -stress job for six more years? Liberal ideas are amazing and they're beautiful. As long as you never do them, they were actually impossible. When they were implemented, you have misery. They're demolishing the election. The deep state, the fourth branch of government, doesn't want the people to be able to have the voice. Now from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. JD Vance, the senator from Ohio, came so close in trying to stop the government from forcing masks on Americans. But don't worry, the Democrats blocked it. Massachusetts pride and joy, Senator Ed Markey shut it down. JD Vance was trying to advance a bill that would prevent the federal government from imposing mask mandates in places like, you know, airline, the airline industry or trains or buses. They're going to bring it back and they're going to bring it back because they want to impact the outcome of the election in 2024. And we can talk about not complying. I got a lot of response yesterday to my question, are you going to comply or not when they start forcing and imposing mask mandates? You know, let me give you a pragmatic example. I have to travel a lot for my job. What am I going to do, take a bus? I mean, I'm taking a train Monday for our big event Monday night in Philadelphia, but I can't exactly take a train from Tampa to Los Angeles. I got some challenges here. You think I want to get on another airplane and wear a mask? What do you do? What if you go to what if you have to go to work on the bus and the and the local transit authority makes you wear a mask to get on the bus? What are you going to do when you go to work and your office says you got to wear a mask to walk into the building? I don't know why I keep having this flashback to this screaming match I got into with somebody at my at my office in Florida when somebody said you got to wear a mask to walk, you know, 30 steps from your car to through the empty building into your empty studio. I said, this is insane. You better do it or we're not going to allow you in the building. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed at the time. And the consensus, not that I'm any big deal, I'm not trying to brag here, but the consensus was if Mike doesn't wear a mask, we're not going to wear him wear a mask. But see, I'm in an unusual position. I'm in an unusual place. I'm fortunate and privileged to be in a position where I kind of get to do that. Although I suppose if my company really wanted to be hardcore about it, they could have said, Mike, you want to lose your job over this? OK, but nice knowing you. And listen to the way the Democrats brag about it. Listen to the way the Democrats are so they love they want these mask mandates so badly. This was something called the Freedom to Breathe Act, which would have prohibited any federal mask mandate from being imposed on an airplane, a public transit system or school. J .D. Vance introduced it on Wednesday. Democrat Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts intervened and he shut it down. Here he was. This is, I believe, from the floor of the Senate, if I'm not mistaken. But this is audio and video from C -SPAN, where Ed Markey proudly shut down the Freedom to Breathe Act. It would silence and hamstring public health experts who have guided our nation out of the one hundred and thirty nine thousand people in our country in three years. Well, where's your mask, dummy? Why are you standing there without your mask on since you worship at the altar of the mask? Incidentally, if you're watching that video clip on Salem News Channel, there's some dingbat sitting behind him with a mask on. You see that? I don't know who she is. She's got a nice big black mask on. Look at me. I got my mask on. I'm not going to give or get covid. I mean, these people are just clowns. I saw one this morning. Driving into work. On a bike. Pedaling with all the prerequisite bike stuff that bicyclists, you know, the spandex and the helmet and everything. And the and the the, you know, Tour de France get up guy had as he was ready to go. And he had his mask on. Nothing's going to happen to him. He ain't going to get covid. He's got his mask on while pedaling down the West Side Highway in New York City outside with nobody around. Man's wearing a mask. So I don't know. I mean, I hate all these flashbacks. I was talking to my producer, Derek, about it earlier. And he said, you know, I'm you flashback to all the covid memes. One that one of the memes that Derek loved said, I'm more afraid of a Democrat in the White House than I am covid. I'd second that. But what do we do? Where do we go? I'm serious. I want to ask you an honest to gosh question. What are you going to do? If your company, if your local transit system, if your kids school tries to impose a mask mandate, let's flood our Ph .D. weight loss and nutrition phone lines with your phone calls. Eight hundred six five five. Mike, this is Friday. This hour. I want to I want packed lines. It's always a bit of a challenge this time on Friday every week to get people revved up. And back into the swing of things. So let's go. I just want you to give me your pragmatic answer. What do you do if you're confronted with a mask mandate? Because I need you to prepare yourself. It's probably coming. And it's coming because not because of any pragmatic, scientific approach. 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A highlight from Boxing with Chris Mannix - Free Conor Benn
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A highlight from The Frank Williams Show Presents Getting Through Times with Dr. Dave White
"Music Music Music Music Music Music So in other words, if you're a person who's a little bit negative or having a hard time getting there, don't just think you can get out of a hole yourself. Get Frank in your corner or get a buddy or a friend or a grandpa or a pastor or a neighbor. Or Dave. Or Dave and say, hey, one of you, could you help me? I'm trying to lose some 20 pounds in the next eight weeks, but I get negative and I get down and I procrastinate and I have a hard time executing. But when you come pick me up and take me to the gym or when you call me or you text me and say, hey, how are those workouts going? How's that diet going? That's the positivity I need. And so they borrow in a sense, Frank, your positivity or mine or friends until it actually becomes their own. And then if, you know, after they do that enough, they just say it to themselves, like I just need to do this and then they do it. Right, one of the exercises I use with my clients is I tell them to think about their mind as a computer. You know, if they put in the software that's programmed for doubt, defeat and uncertainty, what do you think is gonna come up? Doubt, defeat and uncertainty. But if you put in the software that's programmed to give you strength, victory and power, what do you think is gonna show up? Strength, victory and power. And it's not, and as we had said before, you know, the mind is not a computer, but my reason behind that is to get them to stop the negative thinking and just delete it. And every time they come up with a negative thought or phrase, stop in the middle or stop in the beginning as soon as you get it and put something positive in. And I found that a lot of people do stop and add that positive. I mean, it takes time. You're not going to eliminate all negative thinking in your life, but the goal is to put more positive stuff in your life. Yeah, no, you do that. Or thoughts in your life. Yeah, you do that so well, Frank, and you always have great input for people. People who listen to you and journey with you, you know, know that firsthand. The only thing I would add to that is that sometimes people get a little isolated and lonely and a lonely person does tend to be a negative person. When you feel alone, you start to feel shame. You feel guilt, like what's wrong with me? Why am I so isolated? And it's hard to be positive. So I'd say, look, if you've got good people around you, that's going to be a lot easier to get that mindset right. If you don't though, pull a few people around you so you're not so alone because a lonely mind can be a negative mind. And let's get you like loved up, supported, encouraged, and then get your mind working right. Because it is, in that sense, like a computer. If you have the support around you and you program good stuff, you should get good stuff out. Very good. We talked about it before, procrastination. How do you get somebody to move forward and procrastinate? not Just to keep pushing forward, to take little steps at a time. Yeah, well, I mean, there's a lot of different ways to do that, right? And sometimes it's the old fashioned way of like, darn it, stop that and just do it. Well, if they can do that, that's terrific. But a lot of times, procrastination is just the symptom. Underneath it is like a fear of failure. And when people fear of failure, it's much deeper and it's harder for them to move forward. So they may feel like, I keep putting this off, I keep putting this off, I keep putting this off. It could be painting a room, losing some money, starting a bank account, whatever. But underneath that might be a fear that if I try that, I may not be able to do it well, or I might be unsuccessful, I'd feel bad, or I'd feel like a loser. So there again, if you're just dealing with like procrastination up here, come on. Get a little kick in the booty, you know, just set that goal and like break out of it. But if you're having a hard time breaking out of it, maybe there's something underneath the procrastination and we can help kind of talk through that and remind people, look, it's okay to fail. I mean, one of the ways you succeed is you keep failing forward, right? You keep trying stuff, learning, get up, try it again, moving forward, and when that fear is removed, it's easier not to put things off. Very good. One of the other things I talk to my clients about is the three Ds, I call it the three Ds, decisions determine direction.
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Hey, can I let you in on a little secret? I'm obsessed with the drop app. Drop makes it so easy to score free gift cards just for doing my everyday shopping at places like Ulta, Sam's Club and Lyft So if you're like me and love a good shopping spree Download Drop today and join the secret club of savvy shoppers and use my code GETDROP999 to get $5 He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the UNest app. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. The UNest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the UNest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at Welcome UNEST .CO everyone to SI Media with Jimmy Traina. Thank you so much for listening. We have a great show this week We have two guests Greg McElroy, who was just promoted to ESPN's number two booth for college football We'll be working with Sean McDonough calling a national championship playoff game This season comes on to talk about the upcoming college football season get into his broadcasting career stuff with Alabama Sleeper team, sleeper quarterback, new rule changes So we do all that with Greg and then comedian Jared Freed who has a Netflix special out called 37 and single joins the pod to discuss life as a comedian Shaping his act. He's a big sports fan talk about if Bill Belichick is funny and The business of being a stand -up comedian working with Netflix and stuff like that. No Sal this week He's off for the Labor Day holiday weekend. He'll be back next week as we kick off the NFL season and Obviously last week Charles Barkley was on the podcast the feedback on that was tremendous. You guys couldn't have been nicer really appreciate it I will get in depth on the Charles Barkley podcast next week when Sal is back because there's a lot to discuss there But really appreciate all you guys listening in the nice feedback. Also Peter Schrager and Chris Russo won in recent weeks So if you missed any of those episodes go into the archives check them out Subscribe to SI media with Jimmy Traina and leave a review on Apple. We're gonna read them next week Alright Greg McElroy from ESPN on college football followed by comedian Jared Freed all right here right now on SI media with Jimmy Traina All right joining me now. He is the new number two analyst for ABC's PN's college football coverage this year I'll be working with Sean McDonough placing Todd Blackledge is off the NBC Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy Greg. How's it going? Congrats on the new gig? Thank you guys so much Glad to be with you guys I've listened for a while you guys between all the media podcast always enjoy how you guys cover Cover the world before I even got into it. I was into it. So it's like this it's addictive, right? It's addictive the sports media world, but you guys do an amazing job. So happy to be joined with y 'all Thank you very much. Appreciate it. And I mentioned you're gonna be working with Sean McDonough this year Sean I'm a big fan of Sean. I've had him on this podcast. We we had some fun with his famous voice cracks Tell me about working with you know, Sean who's done this for so long has done every sport He's done World Series. He's done the NFL obviously Icon on college football tell me about the season going into it with Sean McDonough on ESPN. Well, I'm really excited I think Sean is just phenomenal. I mean, it's just a complete legend and in some ways, you know, I When you're playing or when you're watching as a fan at least for me, I was almost oblivious to the To the names and the and the faces that were on television Of course, I grew up with you know, watching NFL football as a diehard cowboy fan So I was you know Pat summer all and and listen al Michaels and and all the others that have kind of graced the television screen but I I recognized voices before I recognized names and as soon as I became more aware of this side of The game broadcast as soon as I heard Sean McDonough's like, oh my gosh, I've been listening in my whole life To be able to I've only done one game with him and it was the national championship game and we did the radio call 2021 would have been the year and it was Alabama against Ohio State and I was nervous wreck I mean, I'm going and working with a guy that I've been listening to for 20 years 25 years knowingly And I'm like this guy's a legend I just want to get out of his way like I just don't want to mess this up because I've aspirations maybe one day down the road working with him and He couldn't have been more gracious. He couldn't have been more understanding. I was a little anxious I'd never been on a call for a game of that magnitude Either as far as the radio is concerned, but he was amazing and I'm just so grateful to to him and him Welcoming on to the team and they've been together for a long time and look Todd Blackledge. I've said this For a long time. I think he's the best the best guy doing what we do. I think he's just amazing and I've always looked up to him. I've always really admired how he calls the game and I've always appreciated very much all the things that that he kind of Interjects into the game and and just the perspective that he brings so replacing him is as an impossible feat But I'm gonna do the very best that I possibly can It's a big promotion because the number two team which is which is you and Sean gets to call one of the playoff games Around New Year's when that takes place On TV, so it's a big assignment you guys I should have mentioned at the top You have North Carolina South Carolina for week one and your first game together for the season We talked about Sean you're coming off a season where you work with Joe Tess who also in college football circles is one of those guys that viewers and fans Are big big fans of because of his exciting ways Tell me, you know now that you're moving on here. What was like working with Joe Tessitore in the past Well, I've been really lucky The Joe and and Dave Pash who I was with prior to that are two of my best friends Dave Pash is like my older brother. Like I didn't know anything about anything As it comes to calling a game if not for Dave Pash and Brian Ryder I would not at all ever be in a position to have found any level of success in this profession But they really showed me the ropes and took me under their wing and then three years ago I was fortunate to to be aligned with Joe and What I love so much about Joe is the passion and energy that he calls the game with he lives that Way all the time and the guys bouncing off the walls in the booth in the pregame Hitting me talking to three times a day on Monday Tuesday Wednesday and our week leading up as far as prep is concerned like he consumes college football 24 -7 365 I mean every podcast I do he's listening has comments has critiques has Has his own opinions that he wants to weigh in him. He is just an all -knowing consumer So it was a blast to work with him and we've developed such a close relationship I Joe love and I love Dave and and I love Scotty Matthews our producer last year who is just an amazing amazing person and Kim Belton who worked with us a few years back as Well, so I've been really really lucky to be around people that taught me to do it the way I think is the right way Everyone's got their own way of preparing for a game Everyone has their own way of calling a game and when to when to speak when to lay out But I've been very fortunate to been surrounded by very talented people that have helped me understand the dynamic of How to present a game and I've had Drake great truck support as well to kind of help me Figure out the best way to plan a review or a replay sequence or maybe do some art or some Telestrations things of that nature. So whether it's Joe or the or the truck the last few years with Scotty and Jeff for Dave and Ryder and Ryder's of course can be doing some Monday Night Football games now. It's a super pump for him I've just been very very lucky and and very very fortunate. I think Dave Pash is the most underrated play -by -play guy in He's phenomenal. He's And I love hearing that Joe Tess is Wacky, even when the mics are off before a game. I love hearing that that you know, it's the same energy Let me get I just want to be clear about something because I've messed up with math before on this podcast I I once called Roman Reigns 43 when he was 33, which I still saw what you're 35 I am yes, and you've been doing games for nine years This is year eight. Yes, you're gonna see I told you I would mess it up Okay, I was pretty close to be on I've said seven. So I've messed it up. You're not wrong It's my own once you get going. Yeah, my ultimate point is you started doing TV at 27, which is pretty young I think well, what do you remember back when I mean when you started out? How raw were you? How green were you? Did it take you a long time to get I mean because I think 27 is pretty Young to be doing TV. Well, it's it's really young when your NFL career is a dud But I feel like I didn't play as long in the league as I would have liked if I could have started at 33 after 10 years in the show, I would have been perfectly okay with that as well But I knew very quickly when I was wrapping things up in the league I probably could have grinded out a couple more perhaps But I was kind of looking at through the prism of I can start my next life now With the launch of the SEC Network and be aligned With a company at ESPN that I knew would cultivate and help us figure out how to do television It was the right time to go. I was still under contract with the Bengals when I agreed in principle with ESPN and Inevitably was in studio at first which I thought was a really good way to kind of get my feet wet and Understand just kind of the nuance of television lingo how to read a rundown how to Do the telestrator in the studio and more of a controlled setting? So if we busted something, it's like well, let's re rack it Let's go. Yeah, that was Comforting and and figuring out your cadence and your tone the following year Called a game that year but it was Lamar against Texas A &M a very forgettable game Jimmy if you didn't watch that one I'm not sure how you missed it. Well, I'm a better so I'm sure the line was about 50 So that'll that's all I need to know if it was that match I think you could have laid the points comfortably and come away a winner in that one. It got a little sideways Then the following year kind of had the perfect blend of studio and game by doing the SEC nation show With Joe Tess I might add so already developed a bit of a rapport with him and Kind of got to feel the energy of the crowd and the fact that yes, it's structured to an extent But you also kind of have to play to the audience some a little bit like doing a game It was almost the perfect blend and then in 2016 after a couple of games that I did in 2015 That's when I was given my first booth Alongside Dave Pash and I remember right out of the gate. Our first game was Houston and Oklahoma It was like number 11 against number four and I was a nervous wreck I mean just to complete I'm like, I'm gonna if I screw this up It's the last year my deal like I'll just be out and you know, go do whatever it is I need to do so I was a wreck and was very nervous. How long did it take you to get comfortable? Last year, maybe yeah, really For real I have I have butterflies before the game that are very comparable to when I played Still get them will always get them probably and I hope I do because that's part of what I love so much about doing this Job is that it is as close to being in the action as close to being a coach as close to being a player is any other professions In the industry, so I really enjoy it, but it probably took me. I was remarkably over prepared as Far as my week of prep is concerned all -consuming Totally dialed in I knew everything you need to know about the backup snapper you know to the point where it's like this is just I'm getting 2 % of my pregame prep into the show and it was almost it weighed me down some and I was trying to force things in so I Scaled back a lot over the course of a couple years to the point where I could be more efficient with my preparation Understand the things that I write down and notes that I take what's going to make air what might not what will benefit and allow? Me to have strong opinions on the air, even though it it might not necessarily come out exactly as I write it down I'll have a better fundamental understanding of what this team does and why they do it so I would say as far as my week of prep is concerned took me three years probably and then to get Really really comfortable and just having my voice and knowing when to go when to lay out when to allow the crowd to speak on Your behalf when to allow the players to speak on your behalf and to let my play -by -play guy really run with it I would say probably the last three years when I really started to hit a groove.
A highlight from Charles Barkley
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A highlight from Boxing with Chris Mannix - Jacob "Stitch" Duran
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A highlight from GMFB's Peter Schrager + Traina Thoughts
"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow! Thanks, Grandpa! But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the U -Nest app. Wow. Thanks, Grandpa. The U -Nest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the U -Nest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. IBM. Let's create. What if I told you there was more to the story behind game -changing events? Get ready for my new podcast, That Moment with Daymond John. Every Tuesday on the Black Effect Podcast Network, we'll jump into the personal stories of some of the most influential people on the planet, from business moguls and celebrities to athletes and artists. Join me every Tuesday for That Moment with Daymond John on the Black Effect Podcast Network, the IHEART Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you go to get your podcasts. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Welcome, everyone, to SI Media with Jimmy Trainor. Thank you so much for listening. Had a week off last week during a little summer, but appreciate everyone coming back. This week after the week off, we have the great Peter Schrager from Good Morning Football and FOX on the show this week. Football quickly approaching, get into a lot of stuff with Peter about the upcoming season. Big media changes in terms of TV, broadcast stuff, Peter's crazy schedule, doing Good Morning Football every morning, Monday through Friday, and then off to California for FOX. So great stuff with Peter Schrager, always a great guest. And of course, following Peter, we have Salicata and Trainor Thoughts this week, where we get into a variety of topics, including the scandal with The Blind Side, a little bit of the Johnny Manziel documentary, talk about some NFL win total over -unders with Sal and much more. So Peter Schrager followed by Salicata on this episode. Quickly, if you missed it, two weeks ago, last guest was Christopher Maddog. Russo got tremendous feedback on that podcast. Everyone who listened to it seemed to have loved it. Really tremendous feedback with Maddog two weeks ago. So if you missed it, check that out. WWE fan Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes have been on the pod in recent weeks. Bob Kravitz from The Athletic, who was laid off and then took some shots at the company. He was on the pod recently as well. So if you missed any of those, listen to them. Go into the archives, download, listen, subscribe to SI Media with Jimmy Trainor, leave a review on Apple. We'll be reading those in a couple of weeks and appreciate it all. All right, let's get to this week's show. Peter Schrager followed by Trainor Thoughts and Salicata all right here, on right now SI Media with Jimmy Trainor.
A highlight from Boxing with Chris Mannix - What's next for Anthony Joshua
"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow! Thanks, Grandpa! But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the U -Nest app. Wow. Thanks, Grandpa. The U -Nest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the U -Nest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. IBM. Let's create. Hyundai is back with the all -electric IONIQ 6. It's sleek with a range of up to 360 miles. Any drawbacks? Yeah. The digital key means you're going to have to get rid of that giant keychain that holds a special place in your heart. The all -electric Hyundai IONIQ 6. Hyundai. It's your journey. 2023 IONIQ 6 is available in limited quantities and at select dealers and select states only. Contact your Hyundai dealer for availability details. CPA estimated 361 mile range for IONIQ 6 SE long range RWD with fully charged battery. Actual range varies based on trim and other factors. Call 56231 -44603 for complete details. Just a reminder that you can catch me recording this podcast live on AMP. AMP is the new live radio app that lets you call in and chat with me in person while I'm recording. Get the app on Apple's App Store and make sure you follow me at Chris Mannix to get notified when I go live. This is Boxing with Chris Mannix, part of the Volume Sports Podcast Network. Glad you could join me this week. Glad you could join me every week. We are live on AMP. So if you want to listen to this show, as always, subscribe to the AMP feed at Chris Mannix. You get the show first before it comes out on the podcast feed. We've got a short show for you today. Technically speaking, I'm on vacation for the next couple of weeks, but it was an interesting weekend in Boxing. Heavyweight box, want to jump on and talk about that. Next week, I taped a podcast with a very interesting figure in boxing. Someone you know, someone you've seen a lot of, but maybe you do not know this person's story. So it'll be a great episode next week to hear my conversation with that individual. This week, I've got my good friend from across the pond, Gareth A. Davies, The Telegraph. You see him on TalkSport, hear him on TalkSport. Does a great job on all platforms over in the UK. And he was ringside in London, O2 Arena, when Anthony Joshua put down Robert Helenius in the seventh round of that fight. Gareth, that is the topic I want to talk about today. The Anthony Joshua win this past weekend. So let's just start right from the top. Give me your overall assess, maybe even an overall grade for Anthony Joshua's win over Robert Helenius. Well, I'm going to grade your introduction first of all. Because our manic machinations with manics, who's a couple of things, right? I've got to pick the bones out of these, technically on holiday. You're either on holiday or you're not. I guess I'm not in the moment. In the moment, I'm not on holiday. In about an hour and a half, I'm back on holiday. How about that? You're on holiday but working and it happens to the best of us. And there's nothing wrong with that. And I forgive everyone that you've left at the dinner table right now or drinking their Beaujolais. I'll rejoin them. I'll rejoin them very shortly. Good, good. I hope you're not cooking, that's all. No, I'm not. And secondly, that was a horrible tease of who it might be next week. Horrible? Well, no, I mean, I'm like monstrous. I often use a monstrosity, often used as a kind of positive, not a pejorative. And come on, I can't concentrate on my question until you tell us who is joining you next week. I can't but I tell you, you as someone that is a veteran of the boxing industry, you probably know pieces of this man's story, but he is a very visible figure in boxing and someone I don't think people have the full scope of his story. And we sat down for about 40 minutes recently and talked about it. So it'll be one to look forward to, I think. I found it very interesting.
A highlight from James Harden's VS. Daryl Morey
"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the Unest app. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. The Unest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the Unest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. It's the crossover, Sports Illustrated's NBA show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your hosts, Chris Mannix and Rohan Nagraini. This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix, joined this week by Rohan Nagraini for a mini podcast. They're both powering down a little bit, the month of August, vacation, whatnot, getting ready for training camps to open in September. But we did have some news in the NBA. Some, I don't know what to call this news. Some powerful words, some powerful, a powerful statement from one James Harden, who was over on a promotional tour over in China when he said this. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. Let me say that again. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. So Rohan, putting on a shelf for a minute the interesting location of James Harden's comics, which took place in China. Playing to his crowd. Playing to his crowd. China, of course, where Darryl Maury is not the most popular figure because of an earlier tweet years ago now about Hong Kong. Putting that aside for a moment, what did you make of James Harden choosing mid -August on a promotional tour in China to reveal at least a portion of why he no longer wants to play in Philadelphia? It's pretty incredible. Chris, you've been doing this longer than I have. Every time I think we've kind of seen everything when it comes to trade requests, like we were talking earlier, like what Damian Lillard doing this summer, pretty aggressive, his agent at least kind of publicly telling the Miami Herald, I believe, like, Damian really only wants to go to Miami. That was taking on a life of its own. This is really shocking to me on so many levels, only because I think Darryl Maury is probably the biggest James Harden fan, or at least seemed to be the biggest James Harden fan left in the NBA. He's kind of been James' biggest champion over the years. That to see those two have their relationship end up here is pretty shocking to me.
A highlight from The Incompetence Of Biden & Kamala Harris Is Stunningly Apparent
"This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher Show. We always ask people, who do you want to see be the 2024 nominee? And six months ago, Ron DeSantis, he would always come up. He was the first one. If it wasn't Trump, it was him. People don't even mention it right now. They're not your kids, Joe. I'm sorry. And it also took you four and a half years to even acknowledge your own granddaughter in Arkansas. And we really could see Trump and maybe even up to a dozen other people face charges early this week. Now, from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. What a weekend. The Iowa State Fair. We want Trump. The crowd went wild as Ron DeSantis was literally overshadowed by Trump at the Iowa State Fair. You know, I'm going to say this, I've been saying it over and over again, and some people give me grief for it. In fact, Barbara came up to me at the event in San Diego the other night and said that she wanted me to be all in for Trump and I'm not supportive enough of Trump, which is news to me since I always get criticized for being too far in the tank for President Trump. But I'm sorry, I'm not going to deceive you or pretend that DeSantis is being treated really unfairly. Are you listening to him? Are you paying attention to what he says, what he offers? I believe that he should have waited until 2028. And I would dream of a Trump DeSantis ticket in 2024. But everything DeSantis says is exactly what America wants from a president. He's being treated really, really unfairly. Not a whole lot around that. And let's face it, if Biden is the nominee, I don't want to jinx this, but anybody should be able to beat him. Did you hear what he said over the weekend about the wildfires in Hawaii? Now this has been a devastating event. Thousands and thousands and thousands of people have lost everything. That one historic town is completely wiped out. People were jumping into the into the ocean to escape the flames. It's just a hellscape, right? So there's Biden on the beach again, again, man lives on the beach. He's only been on vacation in the two and a half years or so that he's been president about 40 weeks. Hey, Derek, would you get me a fact check on that for me, please? I want to get the exact amount of vacation time that Grandpa Joe has been taking since he was sworn into office after the spectacularly efficient and effective and pristine election of 2020, where nothing went wrong and people just revolted and a record amount of votes for the guy who never left his basement, who never campaigned, Joe Biden. Let's find out just exactly how many weeks of vacation he's been gone. Well, I'll get you that number in just a moment. But I want to play this clip of you because I saw this report on social media from a Bloomberg reporter covering Biden. And the reporter said Justin Sink from Bloomberg reported after a couple of hours on the Rehoboth, Delaware beach, Biden was asked about the rising death toll in Hawaii. No comment, he said, before heading home. I thought there's no way there's no way he can't be that out of it. He can't be that cruel. He can't be that detached. He can't be that addled. There's no way he's going to give a no comment to a reporter asking about the death toll in Hawaii. Now, this video and audio is a little hard to hear. Adam's going to crank it up as loud as he can. But there is video evidence of Biden's callousness. Will you come talk about the Hawaii response, Mr. President? He stood there. Any comment about the rising death toll in in Maui? And he said, no, no comment and walked away. No comment in his golf shirt with his stupid baseball cap on after he stumbled around the I'm beach. going to get a number here in just a moment. I want you to, I'm going to fact, I'll get a fact check here on how many weeks he's been on vacation. I know it's been almost half the time he's spent in office. Unbelievable. So Trump or DeSantis or Vivek or whoever it's going to be is going to be able to get on the debate stage and say, do you plan to work in your next term? Three hundred and fifty two days. He's been on vacation. Three hundred and fifty two days. I'm just going to divide this up as 50 weeks, 50. I thought it was 40. He's been on vacation for 50 with not 15, 50, 50 weeks. I mean, gosh, no wonder Eric Hanson was gone for two solid weeks. He's following a page from the Joe Biden playbook. You know, hey, if you're going to if you're going to go big or go home, forget this couple of days off at a time, take two weeks off, take four. Next time, Eric's going to take four weeks off instead of two. And Eric, too, has to go to the beach. Everybody needs like beach time. Everybody needs like mental health clearance time. Cars don't work. Stay home. OK. Guess Uber doesn't work. I guess Uber doesn't. I'm telling you what, the whole world's going crazy. If everybody around you is going nuts. What do you do about it? And of course, my wife always used to say, maybe it's not them, Mike. Maybe it's not them. Speaking of family, many thanks to everybody who's been praying for my son, Trevor. He had a surgery the other day when I was out in San Diego for our big event out there. Trevor had his toes amputated on his right foot because of his diabetes, who is always the cruel irony that Trevor is the athletic fit one that really just doesn't seem fair. You know, he loves to be he's very, very physical, very athletic, very active. They thought they were going to amputate his foot because of an infection that he got in his in his foot. Instead, they just amputated the toes. He says he's doing great. I talked to him a lot over the weekend, talked to him late last night. He said, Dad, it's the weirdest thing that phantom pain they talk about is real because my toes hurt. And he goes, I don't have any toes on that right foot. And of course, he sent me some videos and pictures. And I tried to be the strong dad without, you know, fainting as he's showing me his new foot. But he's a tough, tough young man and he's a warrior. And I am absolutely grateful for the prayers and the warm wishes that I've gotten from so many people for our family. His older brother is there. Brian's taking care of him. His daughter, Lily, is taking care of him. My other son, Matthew, is going into Minneapolis today to take care of him. So many, many, many, many thanks to the prayers for Trevor Gallagher. Of course, yep, he's the same one that had the car accident. Listen, when you see the car that he was driving when he was in the head on collision, do we still have that video, that picture that we can send out? Isn't it car at 800 -655 -MIKE? And you send and we'll send you back the picture of the car that Trevor was in, the head on crash in Arlington, what was that, a year ago, year and a half ago? And I knew with all the challenges he's had with diabetes, he was in this terrible car accident and he broke his legs, his knees. I mean, he had, gosh, he was banged up. Poor kid was banged up big time. I say kid, young man, what is he, 40 now. But lucky to be alive. But I remember after when I went to the hospital the day after his accident, I was thinking, gosh, I hope to heck he does not have further complications with his diabetes as a result of the accident. And inevitably that is what happened. So anyway, many thanks to the prayers that so many of you have been have been extending for Trevor. He's going to be just fine. I think it is right. Do we have it? Is that right, Derek? Yeah, keyword car. So if you send the keyword car to the MyPillow text line, which is 800 -655 -MIKE, you'll get a picture back of the car that Trevor was driving. He was in a head on collision. He's going about 50 miles an hour. How he survived that thing, I mean, I see that car and I just get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach again. The car caught on fire. I mean, he literally had to break out of the door and crawl out on his badly broken legs. Both of his legs were shattered pretty badly.
A highlight from Discovering The Value Of Life Embracing My Worth With Collin Hughes
"And that's it for this video. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you. Bowed out of the relationship. A few months later, I got an email from her. You know, I'm sorry. So I thought, well, let's try it again. That happened a couple different times. And then I met my wife now, 17 years, my sweet Jean Marie. And got a message from this daughter again. And of course my wife, she's a social worker. And she, relationships are so important to her. And she says, well, you're going to contact her back, aren't you? No, I'm not going through that again. But honey, the relationship, the relationship. There's not going to be a relationship that won't develop. And she just, well, she wouldn't let it go. And so finally I says, I'm going to do this, but just to show you that I know what I'm talking about. Well, it lasted longer this time, but it did go away. And so then in 2017, I, as a pilot based in Houston, Texas, with the airline that I flew from, and I flew for it. I live in Las Vegas. So every week I'd have to commute down, you know, catch a ride out of Vegas airport down to Houston to go to work. And when I was home on time off, one day my wife asked me, she says, what are you going to do if she contacts you again? I says, I can't go through that. There's just no way. And this time my wife says, told me she understood it. I go, okay. Next morning, I'm saying my morning prayers. And I swear to you, it's just like you're hearing my voice right now. I heard these words, pray for your children. They want nothing to do with me. I don't have children. I said, pray for your children. And I was going back and forth. I was always arguing with God about, no, I'm not going to do this. And finally I says, okay, I'll do it. I don't remember what I said or anything, but I did it. And my first flight on my trip I was leaving for was later in the day. So I commute out the same day instead of having to go the day before and spend the night in a hotel in Houston. Got to work. I went to Detroit for the night, overnight in Detroit, worked the flight back into Houston on day two of a four -day trip. And I'm walking up the jet bridge with passengers de -planning, and my phone rings. It's a number I didn't, that I did not recognize. And it was, it was my daughter. And she at this time was divorced from, from her husband. They had my granddaughter that I had not seen since she was like probably around three. And a grandson that I had never met. She was living in, up in the Northeast, New Hampshire, I think it was, with my granddaughter and the children's father was in Florida with my grandson. The father had been killed in an automobile accident. My grandson was in the car with him and was lucky to get out alive. I mean, that thing was just crushed like a can. It just, it's hard to understand how anybody could have lived through it. But my grandson was in a coma at the hospital. They didn't know if he was going to pull out. His front was split wide open, internal organs exposed, several broken bones. And my daughters said her sisters couldn't come down. They were in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the hospital. Her sisters couldn't come down. Her mother couldn't come down. And she said she just needed to have some support there. And I says, I'm on the next flight. And I didn't try to jump seat or, you know, do non rev down there. I bought a seat just to make sure. And so ever since then, the relationship's been growing and growing and been a lot, you know, been pretty good. My grandson's doing great now, by the way. So there is some good in this. But to give you an idea of what my granddaughter was like. When I was down there in Florida, you know, I'd take her out, you know, to lunch or something and, you know, to give my daughter some time off where she can just kind of, you know, go back to the Ronald McDonald house and relax a little bit or maybe catch a nap there in the hospital room or whatever. Just let her just not have to worry about everything. And every time that my granddaughter, Alina, opened her mouth, I expected to hear, Grandpa, where have you been all these years? Grandpa, why haven't you called us? Or Grandpa, this... Not once did this child say anything like that. Not once. All she did is just accept me and love me. And it's one of the few times in my life that I truly experienced complete unconditional love. And that's the kind of person that my granddaughter was. My wife and I took her to Hawaii when she was 12 years old and she just had a blast. There's only one thing she asked for on this entire trip and that is if we could take her to a store so she could buy her own swimsuit. And she said she had her own money. She showed us the money for it. We go to the store and we're looking around. She finds what she wants and she puts it back. I says, well, well, honey, why are you putting it back? Oh, it's too expensive, Grandpa. She says, well, do you have enough money to buy it? She says, yeah. She says, but I won't be able to, I won't be able to pay for my food while I'm here. Mother only gave her so much money and that had to be for food. I says, honey, you're not paying for anything else on this trip. The only thing you're paying for will be this. Grandma and I, we're paying for everything. Really? Yeah. You know, she didn't expect anything. But when we got to the cashier, she's pulling out her money. You know what old Grandpa's doing right behind her back, don't you? I'm pulling out that credit card. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But she didn't expect it. When we, we found an attraction, Swim with the Dolphins. And she, we asked her if she wanted to do that. She says, oh, Grandpa, that just costs too much money. I says, well, it's okay. Yeah, it costs a lot, but it's okay. She says, oh, Grandpa, I couldn't let you do that. That's way too much money. So I just says, okay, if it were free, would you want to do it? Well, yeah, huh? I says, okay, no more. It's okay. We got it covered. And we've got this picture of her that sits on my Facebook page at the banner now behind my profile picture of her, you know, standing in the water right next to this dolphin. And she has this huge smile on her face. And when I posted that, you know, on Facebook, most of the people that I'm connected with on there are old rodeo buddies. And one of them, his name's Donny Gay, eight -time World's Champion bull rider. Donny made a comment on that picture when I first posted it, and he's never met my family ever. And he, he just says, I'd know that smile anywhere. And I just, for some reason, I just felt that felt so good. Well, Paulin, listen, I'm listening to you, and it's tough. I mean, these are memories that you have. And, you know, anyone watching and listening right now, I'm sure they're feeling the same, you know, I guess, sentiments I have right now for you and for your, how you, you really are experiencing this as you speak about it. And I know you do this quite a bit, which is always reminding you. And in a way, it's a good thing, gives you closer to the memory and to her. But also, it is not easy to get out. But I think the more you speak about it, it's always a good thing. But I want to, you know, first of all, thank you for giving the background on the story. And again, for our audiences, things happen when we're young, and it is part of all we all make mistakes when you're younger because you don't know much. You just know the obvious. You want to have fun. And I think that's what culturally we've been conditioned to do. You want to have fun. And the fun could be in many ways, shape and form. And then you have these things that happen and then life keeps going. And you said it yourself again. You know, you wanted to to be that guy that just, you know, flying around doing things and having a good time. You know, you did that. So so there's I mean, you know, you can at the time that's all sounded right. And for the most part today, people are going through this at an early age. They all I mean, listen, I see them all the time. I was young, too, and things, you know, you do your thing, right? You know, that's that's what it is. Everybody's going through some sort of level. And these things do happen. But I think the biggest part about your, I guess, story right now is that you had a disconnect with your own children for a minute and you finally was able to connect. And this bond now didn't happen with your child specifically, although it was, but it was not as strong, but it can almost connected with your grandchild. And that's that's really your granddaughter became that that link, that bridge, you know, with that long waited for relationship and child love. Right. So she became your real your child, really. I mean, you're you're I mean, really think about it. I mean, just listening to you, it's almost like compensating for years of loss with your daughters. And yes, you probably could not make up with with her mom as much. But with her, you had hopes that this will be it. And I think that that's what I'm gathering, at least from this, because I can see that that bond is going to be much stronger than any concrete out there. And, you know, you just wanted her to be to be happy. You wanted to be part of her life and you wanted to to do more because, again, to your point, you didn't do that, you know, because they were not there. And it's not because it was your fault. You signed a document that, you know, once you get into the court system and you get those things, you know, you pretty much kind of like, you know, off a lot of things that you can do. Obviously, that your daughter's got older. So there's a little bit more of flexibility there, but it's never the same. So you're you're you change all that a little bit with your granddaughter, right? Part of you know, with these three tragic events, my life, you know what? One thing that I've learned from them is no matter how dark things get to be. There can still something good come come of it.
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A highlight from Boxing with Chris Mannix - Anthony Joshua - Dillian Whyte is off
"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow! Thanks, Grandpa! But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the U -Nest app. Wow. Thanks, Grandpa. The U -Nest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the U -Nest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. IBM. Let's create. How rude, Tanneritos. A Full House rewatch podcast is here. Join us as hosts Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber look back on their journey together as the iconic characters we all love, Stephanie Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler. Here's a quick preview brought to you by the Hyundai Tucson. We spent our entire childhoods on a little show called Full House, playing frenemies but becoming besties whenever the cameras weren't rolling. And now, 35 years later, it's our biggest adventure yet. You can listen to How Rude, Tanneritos on the IHEART radio app or wherever you get your podcasts. Brought to you by the Hyundai Tucson. It's your journey. Just a reminder that you can catch me recording this podcast live on AMP. AMP is the new live radio app that lets you call in and chat with me in person while I'm recording. Get the app on Apple's App Store and make sure you follow me at Chris Mannix to get notified when I go live. This is Boxing with Chris Mannix. Somebody punch him in the face. Anthony Joshua is a composed and ferocious finisher. Watch this. Andy Ruiz is the heavyweight champion. Hosted by SI's Chris Mannix. That was my moment. Now with interviews, analysis and everything going on in the world of boxing. When you have talent, you are given another chance. Here's Chris Mannix. This is Boxing with Chris Mannix, part of the Volume Sports Podcast. Never going to thank you for joining me this week. Thank you for joining me every week. As I've often said, you guys are the best audience in all of combat sports. Those that subscribe, that rate, that review. I thank you. It's the best way to help us grow this show. So it has been a weirdly busy week in boxing. Came into the prep for the show thinking we'd talk about the Jake Paul, Nate Diaz fight. Talk about the Valdez, Navarrete fight. I'm going to do all that. Corey Eardman, BoxingScene .com. He's going to join me to run through all the news of the week in boxing. But in the last couple of days, there have been some developments in the heavyweight division. Dillion White, former world title challenger. He is out of a scheduled fight against Anthony Joshua, testing positive for a banned substance. In his place, Robert Heleneus, another former world title challenger who will step in and face AJ on short notice. Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing. He's going to join me to discuss everything that's happened over the last few days as it relates to AJ and Dillion White. But I want to weigh in on this myself before we get to Corey and to Eddie. Look, I don't want to talk too much about what happened with Dillion White. Largely because I don't know enough. I don't know what substance Dillion White tested positive for. I don't know the amount of the substance in his system. I don't know any reasoning or excuses Dillion White might have for testing positive. So I want to put that on a shelf for a moment and just talk about the replacement. And that is Robert Heleneus. Now, it's not a great fight. Let's be real about that. Robert Heleneus, he's old. He's washed up.
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"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow! Thanks, Grandpa! But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the U -Nest app. Wow. Thanks, Grandpa. The U -Nest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the U -Nest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. That's .COM VISITORLANDO Here's a question. What if beer could get to the right place at the right time, all the time? With IBM Consulting, AI -powered software can help automate your supply chain so beer can be ordered, produced, and delivered more efficiently. So deliveries keep going, and the beer keeps flowing. That's the automation solution IBM and a global beer company created. What will you create? Learn more at IBM .com slash automation. IBM. Let's create.
A highlight from President Biden's trip to NATO Summit 2023
"Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, to listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Morning, glory America, Bonjour, hi Canada. Good Wednesday to you. I'm Hugh Hewitt in the Studio North. President Biden went to bed. That's my lead story. And you say, why is that a lead story? There's a lot of news going on. Former President Trump is picking a fight with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. We got a lot of John Kerry audio for those of you who want to go back to sleep. We've got questions about the Hunter Biden plea deal and whether or not Judge Mary Ellen Norika is going to do right. Well, Joe Biden went to bed. That's the lead story in the Telegraph. Biden skips NATO leaders dinner to, quote, prepare for a big speech. So, presidents tuckered out. All right. He's got to go to bed at five o 'clock because he's up at 6 a .m., which is not true. I go to bed early. You know, I got to get up early. If I sleep in, it's 5 15 when I get up. If I get up at the normal time, it's 4 30. But either way, I'm always on the air somewhere at 6 a .m. in the morning. 9 a .m. other places, 10 a .m. other places, 1 a .m., 1 p .m. other place. But I have to get up early. So I understand going to bed early. But the president flies all the way to England, which is like a three hour flight, right? It's not like he's gone around the world as Japan. He's got jet lag. You went to England from Washington, D .C. It's actually less of a change to go from Washington, D .C. to Denver. So he goes over to England and he gets completely lost with the prince. He's wandering around. And then the reports Telegraph Joe Biden skipped a dinner with NATO leaders last night to head back to his hotel in Vilnius. I'm sorry, not in England. He went on from England over to Vilnius. He went to dinner back to his hotel in Vilnius to prepare for a, quote, big speech. U .S. official blamed the 80 year old president's busy schedule on his absence at the gathering of the NATO alliance's leaders. Mr. Biden has spent the weekend at the beach before arriving in Sunday Europe on night, had Anthony Blinken, the U .S. secretary of state, attend in his place. That's going to be thrilling to everyone. I like Tony Blinken. I mean, I'd love to go to dinner with Tony Blinken. Very got a lot of good stories. You got every head of state there. There's a war in the middle of Europe. It's like going to the Tehran summit with Churchill, FDR and Stalin and FDR saying, let me send over Henry Wallace. I actually, Cordell Hall, I don't know who it was. And the idea that the president of the United States cannot stay up for a NATO summit isn't about time we had a talk with the president about just showing your cards. You're not running for reelection. There's just no way. You're 80 years old and you're feeling it. But let's give a listen to what he had to say yesterday. Cut number one. President Biden has arrived in Lithuania for the NATO summit. And he doesn't know where he's going. He's looking around. And if you're watching on the Salem news channel, you can see it. Whoever is the president of Lithuania is taller. Now he's turning around and wants to go back on the plane. Then he shakes hand and he moves forward. OK, cut number two. President Biden, Jan Stoltenberg, who is the leader of NATO and has been since I was seven. Keep going. Cut number two. Mr. President, it's great to have you here at the NATO summit. It's good to be here and thank you for continuing to deliver. I am, as I've made no mistake, not at all surprised. I've been telling the fact that I think it's really important at this critical moment in the whole NATO issue that you continue to lead NATO. You're trusted. No one knows the situation that we're facing better than you do. And this historic moment, the adding of Finland and Sweden to NATO is consequential. And your leadership really matters. And we agree on the language that we've proposed. OK, he's really sold on this Finland and Sweden deal. He's got that committed to memory. Finland and Sweden are coming in. Cut number three. This is consequential. And your leadership really matters. And we agree on the language that you proposed relative to the future of Ukraine being able to join NATO. And we're looking forward to continuing to unite NATO. They've heard me say, my American president heard me say many times, I still think that President Putin thinks the way he succeeds is to break NATO. Not going to do that, especially when you listen to us. So thank you for the moment. I am reminded of A .T., my beloved grandfather lived 101 years old on his own wheels in his own house. And I love the guy so much, Gramps. And he was a fireman, so of course I looked up to him like a giant when I was three or four. But A .T., as he got older, was always a go get him kind of guy. Didn't really, not very good on the details. Where are you? Are you at Yale? Are you at Columbus? You go to Ohio State? Not real long on the details, but great on the love, right? That's what grandparents after A .T. do. Not long on the details. They're at the baseball game. They're not sure if you're supposed to steal second or not. They're not even sure if it's a baseball game, but they're there and they're cheering for you. And Grandpa Joe is just great. He's there for Jan Stoltenberg. But it gets a little bit worrisome when he tells the Lithuanian president cut number four. Our pledge to to be with you has not waited. It didn't take us long to get thousands of troops here to want Russia invaded the second time. So we'll be able to be assured that you're going to have all that you need. If you have sector defenses today, you can send him along. It's all kidding aside. All kidding aside, that's after he jokes about Russia invading Lithuania.
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Okay. There you go, hi. And donner vine is our last tweet, also tweeting about the Orioles. He writes in the oils, held their own against the braves or the weekend, and even though they lost the series, does this mean that they are playoff contender this year or is it a year to early? They're contenders right now, buster. You got a chance to take a series against the rays tonight. It's been a long time. No doubt about it. Look, when I turned on my power ranks this week, I can't remember where I had them. I think like 6 or 7, if you are near the top of the division, well, they're not really near the top of the division American leagues because the rays are kind of running away with it at this point. But if you're in second place in the American League, the best division of baseball, you're a contender. There's no doubt about that. Did you see I retweet? I think it was cesspit is family barbecue. They tweeted the ALE standings tacked on top of the AL central standings and all the teams were in order. Yeah. Well, yeah, I tweeted out this morning about divisional context being so important. The Kansas City Royals, I think you would agree with me are one of the worst teams in baseball. They're ten and 27. They're 9 and a half games out of first place. And they're in last place in the American League central. The Yankees are 9 games out of first place, okay? And they're at last place in their division and they're three games over 500. So anybody, you know, last night Carlos Correa was booed at the end of the twins game, the guardians are struggling for runs. The tigers are a little bit of a mess early in the year. It's early. Like even the White Sox. If you told me the White Sox would be in first place in three months, would that be a shock? No. Given how bad that division is? Yeah. It's all about context too. I mean, that's why the Yankees fans look so bizarre when they're crying about being three games over 500. They've really a life of privilege is what that says to me, but if you disagree, hashtag bleacher tweets on Twitter, keep them firing and we'll be back on Friday with Sarah Abbott at the helm. That's it for today, my thanks to Jared kelme. Lindsey barah, boogs. Taylor, have a great day, everybody. Thanks for listening. Taylor, you need to give us our leave us a rant for Friday. You're gonna be gone. And Sarah, I mean, I'm sorry, but as Sarah going on a rant, it just doesn't fit, 'cause she's like two nights of a person. You on the other hand, not too nice of a person. Can you leave us some kind of a rant for Friday? I guess I could, although I have to say, I'd be interested to hear Sarah go off about something because it would kind of flip the script on her personality as a whole. Okay. You know what? She may have been building up in this time away from baseball, not having a microphone available maybe she's got something she just wants to rant on. She's probably mad about the Phillies, you know? She maybe she's mad at you saying they're ready for takeoff and they've been struggling. Yeah. Oh my gosh.
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"So to give some context, they look Cruz last night or was it two nights ago, it three balls in the same game, a 116 mph plus. And as Sarah noted in her tweet, no team has had that. This is someone who's a highly tad of prospect in the Cincinnati reds organization. And so I think the Andrews text, essentially asking the question about de la Cruz and high end prospects and are there having service time manipulated. There's no doubt that some of that behavior has changed because there's more incentive for teams to get players the big leagues. There's less incentive to service time manipulate. I do think there have been some cases where we've seen that happen the last couple of years. But I also think that that's not as important as the tanking issue. And that. You know what I mean? Those two things are kind of tied hand in hand. Totally. Has not changed at all in my opinion. We're still seeing teams tank more than ever. Hello Oakland athletics. You know, this year being an example of that, that to me is more problematic and I was actually shocked that the player association didn't fight harder to push back on that. What'd you think? Yeah, I'm with you. They are tied hand in hand. So while we haven't said the word service time manipulation when we talk about tanking it's all wrapped up together. And a good segue there with the a's, mister jakey writes in, I don't get why the owners are going along with this. They don't get an expansion team in Vegas if the a's move and don't get that money. Manfred has also said he's willing to give up the relocation fee. John Fisher was one of the top earners last year out of all the owners and baseball. Um, weird how that happens. And it leaves the Giants with all of Northern California. Wow, so three teams share Southern California. Why are the owners okay with this? So mister Jake's referenced the Oakland ballpark situation. I don't know if you saw the news yesterday, Taylor, but and I'm not going to get too deeply into it. But essentially, the athletics are saying, well, you know, that site that we talked about a few weeks ago, never mind. We found another site and it is $400 million in public funding. Only. Yeah, and I'll go back to the rule that I've had year after year after year in this situation with the Oakland athletics ballpark. I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna really pay attention till someone puts a shovel in the ground because it does feel like a total bluff at this point by the a's to get a better deal out of Oakland. Mister JK would push back on this, you know, if they, if the a's do wind up moving to Las Vegas, Major League Baseball will still find a second site for expansion. And we've talked in recent weeks, Jeff had the story about Salt Lake City. And it said, I think Nashville is a faded complete. They're going to have expansion. But it is messy. It is ugly. And as a result of it, the athletics are putting out, you know, there's been living embodiment of the movie major league in how they're playing this season. And it's terrible. Yeah. And I agree with you that I wish the other owners would step up and say, look, we get it. You need a new ballpark, but you're embarrassing all of us. You're barring on the credibility of the rest of the sport and the Oakland athletics with the tanking with the payroll as low as it is. It's awful. And I don't understand why they don't worry about that, as opposed to, say, like a team like the Padres of the Met spending a lot of money. There you go, mister jakey, GW at garrison wr N rates. And who is the worst looking sponsor on their jerseys? I went down a little rabbit hole late last night. I think the Marlins ADT one has gotta be the worst. It's very goofy. The mets New York Presbyterian hospital. It's not proportional. The reds isn't great either. A good logo on a Jersey has to blend in with the Jersey. I think is what it comes down to. Yeah, but I would say this. And I'm curious if you agree because I'm not really a visual person, like I don't notice a lot of these things. I see them play and I'm not really paying attention. I don't really care. And maybe it's all those years of watching soccer. And just being accustomed to logos and I don't really pay attention to it. You know, I think the mets one and when I first saw it, it felt like it was, you know, having that block of space on their shoulder, that seemed weird to me. But generally speaking, I think it's not as big of a deal as people thought it was going to be. No, actually, I think it's actually done pretty tastefully compared to the soccer ones. I mean, the soccer ones dominate the front of the Jersey. These ones are just arm patches. You know, the ones they do in the NBA are like a little patch on the upper shoulder upper chest area. So they're not terrible. Because you're right, they're on the side of the Jersey. Like you're not looking at that. You're not really fixated on it. I think when you zoom in, yeah, they might not all look great, but it's really not a big deal. I want them to look like NASCAR or automobiles. I think that would be fun. Just have one team go rogue. It just fill out the whole Jersey with this maze of sponsors. What do you think about that? I think you know what? The words out of my mouth buster. Just like, if you're the a's and you don't care and you don't really, you're not worried about putting a product, then just do that, you know? And meanwhile, the stinking Atlanta Braves players can't have that oversized hat because they're violating some sort of a rule. Let's go to Tom, strega at TJ strega. He writes, and why no love for the Nats, buster pick them to finish with less than 60 wins. They are currently on pace to finish with 69 wins and our three games out of a wild card spot. Now that is a glass half full time, you are that person, no doubt about it. When your team's gonna win the fewer than 70 games and you're talking about it being a big year of progress, you know? But I would say this, a year ago, we were talking about the Orioles, they were on an early season pace, were they going to win about 70 games and I remember at that time thinking, nah, I don't think so, and they wound up flirting with a playoffs. JoJo gray fun to watch. Check him out. I'm cats. At commission L rates and hay tail are the so called oriole fan. Hope you lost a lot of money betting on max fried instead of my man dean Kramer. Buster should make you smaller Oreo hat. So while you're oriole hat, Taylor. Oh, here I'll take it off here. Are you home? Okay. There you go, hi. And donner vine is our last tweet, also tweeting about the Orioles. He writes in the oils, held their own against
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"He ends up back in 1999 and gets to spend the next 14 or so years going to the ballpark and going to spring training, which really gives him an opportunity to develop relationships with Girardi, Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada, Jeter, Nick Swisher. And I think that, you know, you listen to them talk about them. They'll say grandpa would notice things on the bench in a baseball game that no one would pick up. Swisher says that he saved a season for him one time and he Swisher was just totally slumping and spring training, grandpa gave him one little tip about hitting at the plate and then he ends up having his best year ever. He and Jeter would rip each other and go back and forth at each other, but I think Derek took a lot from the way grandpa's just mind worked and how just simply he looked at the game and was able to boil down complicated things into just a statement like swing at a strike, right? But I also think that as much as grandpa gave to those guys, they gave a lot back to him. If he doesn't make up with George and go back to the ballpark, I mean, I don't know what would have happened. I think they added probably a decade to his life because he was just so happy at the ballpark and being involved with the Yankees. Again, just so much joy came back to his life when he was able to go back to Yankee Stadium. And that was a complicated relationship. You know, you included a video of when yogi was introduces the manager by George and George is very serious and then your grandfather steps in front of the microphones bank which is really high and yogi is like I can't see and can't see anybody and he essentially asked for some sort of a step so they brought out a Foot Locker formed to stand on and you flashed to George in Georgia has no sense of humor about it at all. Like his expression you could see that and this is what I'll always believe and I wanted your perspective on this. I don't think your grandfather's perspective on George really ever changed that much. Like I know that they gave their apologies, but I think he moved on essentially for you guys for the family for fans for everyone enjoying for himself to get back to Yankee Stadium. I think he made his peace with George. I don't think his views on George ever really changed. What do you think? I don't know. I think he made his piece with George. And I think that grandpa, you know, people think about that 14 years as a grudge, but he didn't, I don't think he really held a grudge. I think once he didn't have any respect for the way way George had fired him because he sent Clyde king to do it and didn't come and fire him himself. I think if George had fired him himself, it would have been fine. He just wanted people to behave in an upstanding manner. And I think once George apologized, it was kind of over. You see there is also that footage from an old timer's day, I think it was and grandpa is in a cart and he's really old and George almost on the mouth for crying out loud and George is sobbing. I mean, that's not two men who don't like or respect each other, you know? I do think that it ended up being water under the bridge at that point and I'm very grateful for that. But it's just, you know, grandpa will also say, you know, George made a mistake. I've made mistakes too and that's it. You move on. All right, do you know better than I do? For sure. The other thing that really jumped out at me when I would talk to him was how current his knowledge was. You know this. You know, players leave the sport. They're a way. Their knowledge is 20 years old. Your grandfather watch players all the time. I remember having a very specific conversation with him about a young catcher in a Victor Martinez, you know, playing in Cleveland, and I was like, wow, he is on it. Like he's a serious fan. He watched tons and tons of games. He watched every Yankee game every cardinals game week again. This was before the MLB package was available. I don't know if you've ever had digital cable. But he was watching all the games, he would stay up and watch whatever the West Coast game was that was on TV. He loved to watch the Seinfeld reruns on PBS from 11 to 1130, so he was always up at least till 11 waiting for the Seinfeld and then he would go back to some baseball after that. Yeah, he watched a ton and he loved to watch. And I think he just loved to kind of decipher the puzzle pieces that he was seeing in front of him. So yeah, you could talk to him about pretty much anybody. All right, so tell me how folks can see it ain't over. So in over opens in 100 theaters in the tri state area, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and Los Angeles this weekend may the 12th. And then it opens in St. Louis, Dallas, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, a whole bunch more on May the 19th. And then they're adding even more cities each week after that throughout May and June until it reaches a full national release. It is theater's only for the foreseeable future. Hopefully for the summer. So literally coming soon to a theater near you. All right, Lindsey. Well, congratulations. I'm so happy for you. And as I say, I remember how much love you had for your grandfather and this is a great way of expressing it. Cool. It was so nice to see you buster. And sometimes down alone tell the story on your podcast about grandpa giving you a jacket. Absolutely. I love that story. Thank you. Thanks so much, buster. Bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets for a Wednesday. We've got a pair of questions on service time manipulation. A bunch of words here that have not been mentioned recently on the pod used to be a hot topic, Andrew salvo writes in after seeing the tweet from Sarah Lang's on Eli dela Cruz's power. I realize that I haven't heard much about service time manipulation this year, have the CBA rule changes altered behaviors or am I looking in the wrong places Zack beason writes in with the CBA being finalized through 2026, it seems service time manipulation fell by the wayside. Is that something players still care about or was it all talk?
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Know this and watching the video that you had in there. I got to cover Tony Gwynn for four years. And when you talked about his hands and I was watching the way that he used his hands and was like, oh my God, that reminds me of Tony and then I thought of Jose Altuve. The Astros second baseman who, as you know, was not tall, he's like 5, 5 and a half or 5, 6, and I remember someone saying last year. Well, he's a good fast but, you know, high fastball hitter and my thought was, well, what choice does he have? He can cover so much of the zone. And that's the way your grandfather was is a hitter. These amazing hands, the ability to put the ball in play, but with power. He was only 5. He wasn't 5.5 and a half, but grandpa was 5 foot 8 and about a 192 pounds when he played. And I love telling people this because their eyeballs like their eyes get really big. He used a 34 inch 35 ounce bat, right? So a little perspective, people like Aaron judge and John Carlos Stanton who are a foot taller and a hundred pounds heavier or 80 pounds heavier than grandpa are using probably 33 inch, 31 ounce bets nowadays. So think about this massive tree drunk that grandpa was swinging at the plate. And he was able, you know, Joe Maddon talks about how he was able to control the barrel of the bat through the strike zone and just put any pitch anywhere he wanted to. People talk about him as a bad ball hitter, a great bed ball hitter, and grandpa would say they all look good to me. I like to think of that a little existentially and think about just the way grandpa viewed the world. He was really great at making lemonade out of lemons. But he really could do whatever he wanted, but the ball he used to tell my grandmother said to my dad one time, she goes, could you imagine how good your father would have been if he actually tried at the beginning of the game? He didn't think hitting was fun when there were no men on base or the game wasn't on the line. He liked hitting in the late innings because it meant something. And you know, people talk about, again, the clutch hitter thing. I really think that going through a D-Day invasion and in fact and facing a real life or death situation, you can't but come out of that with anything other than gratitude and perspective. And he didn't look at the bottom of the 9th as pressure. That wasn't pressure that was only opportunity. And he loved it. But yeah, the old footage, I love how quick he was. You really can see catchers and are not known for their speed on the base pass, but you see grandpa like rounding first and stretching a single into a double or coming home. He really was very quick on the bases. He would get out of the crouch so quickly to make plays in the infield. There's a photo of him that is one of my favorites of all time. He's just tagged Ted Williams out at the plate and he had to dive to make the tag, so he's hovering over the ground. He has not even landed yet and the ball is in his right hand. He's already tagged Ted and his head is up and he's looking to try to make a play on one of the bases behind the play he just made. And it's just so indicative of how heads up and how involved in the game he was. So the archival footage is amazing and what you're saying about seeing his hands and how great he was at the plate and behind it. It's tremendous. And it was but one clip you had in there that absolutely jumped out of me because he was talking about the way the pitchers would hold the ball that sometimes they would give away what pitch was coming. Actually did a story once in Barry Bonds. And I called Tony gwyn, who knew him well. And I said, you know, what separates Barry from other hitters? He goes, he sees the ball sooner than any other hitter. You know, you really won the balls by the pitcher's ear. And I said, Tony, how do you know that? Because I see the same frigging thing. And I think, you know, when I heard your grandfather talk about that, I was like, oh my, that was part of his greatness. He caught in double headers a hundred and both ends of double headers a 117 times. Which is absurd. Yes. It's amazing. I keep saying, honestly, if anyone wants to take me up on it, I physical challenge any catcher in baseball to play 18 innings and then walk down the stairs the next day. We didn't even put this in the movie, but there was a game. Grandpa was 37 years old. I think it was like in July of 62 Tiger stadium. And the Yankees played a 22 inning game, 300 and something pitches and grandpa caught the entire thing at 37 years old. They talk about for all the talk about bigger, stronger, faster, better conditions. I mean, my grandpa was as well conditioned as anybody out there in the big leagues today. So in terms of how he responded to the character of Yogi Berra, he just seemed to like, it just absolutely seemed to roll off his back. And he just kind of laughed at it. As you said earlier on, he just didn't take himself too seriously. And so he just was like, went along with whatever other people said, you had interviews where you could the questions are almost insulting the way that they're phrased. And he would just kind of laugh it off. It's horrifying. Some of the stuff that people said and wrote about him. Looked like an ape, looked like a gorilla. It looked like a fire hydrant. Looked like a fat girl running in a tight skirt. Too ugly to be a Yankee. What does that even mean to ugly to being Yankee? And also, he was adorable. I don't know what the heck people are talking about. But I think, yes, he was, you know, his famous retort was I never saw anyone hit with his face. But I think that grandpa also was just the most self confident, self assured human being ever without having an ounce of ego, right? He was just so confident. Dale tells a story about asking grandpa what he thought about when he was hitting with the bases loaded. And he turned around on Dale and asked Dale, what he thought about and Dale gives all these answers like, oh my God, what's the picture gonna throw? Don't swing at a bad pitch, don't pop up, you know, don't hit to this side of the field, depending on who's playing, whatever, and grandpa was like, you think about all of that. And Dale said, yeah, well, what are you thinking about? And he said, pictures in trouble. He just was the most confident person out on the field. And I don't think he cared when anybody else said about him. He was just going to go out and hit the ball the next day. Yeah, and I thought Derek Jeter Mariano Rivera two players that I covered that felt the exact same way that they were absolutely convinced that they were going to succeed. And they weren't thinking about failure. I think it's part of the reason why I always, you know, when yogi would come into the Clubhouse, he and Derek definitely had a thing. Like there was a great relationship there. It was clear from the interviews that you all conducted. He had such an impact on a lot of people Joe Girardi, and I knew this about Joe too, as I was watching this, I mean, he was breaking down talking about yogi. Yeah, he was. Grandpa stayed away from Yankee Stadium for 14 years. We go into the feud with Steinbrenner in the film.
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"St. Louis sports fan, his entire life watched a million cardinals games thought yachty was the best defensive catcher in baseball for like two decades, loved Yadier. And I did a cover story on yachty when I was at ESPN magazine. So we love yachty Molina. I click on the story to read about the circumstances of his thousandth RBI. And a story pops up with the headline is Molina joins elite company, and there's a composite picture of yachty, Pedro Rodriguez, and Johnny Bench, who all have 1000 RBIs. And I'm thinking, what the heck, grandpa has 1430 RBIs, which is the record by a catcher, which will no way know how ever be broken, and he literally isn't even in the photograph. And the idea of the documentary for me is to figuratively put him back in the picture in the conversation as the greatest catcher of all time. And one of the greatest players of all time. And you tell this story about turning to him and you asked him a question, as you're watching that All-Star Game together, if you can relate that story. When the guys walked out on the field? Yes. Yeah, and they said, you know, MLB, the PA announcer was and they were just kind of piping in it over the broadcast. And it says introduces the four greatest living baseball players. And I looked at grandpa and I said, are you dead? And he said, not yet. You did so many interviews. It's clear. I'm guessing you conducted the interviews with these heavy hitters, yes? I really set them up, but Sean, you know, I helped with questions and whatnot, but Sean, the director did the actual questioning for the first round and then he would yell to me like you got anything else into his co producer, Mike Connors, you got anything else. So I was there for most of them, but Sean was asking the actual questions. All right, tell me an interview that you guys got are a yes from somebody that you got. You were like, wow, this is cool. I mean, I had a very clear order that I wanted to go to get the interviews, and it was definitely, I wanted as many people as possible who had either played with grandpa or had seen grandpa play and my number one goal was Vin Scully because he was 92 years old at the time and we were lucky to have him as long as we did and I didn't know how much longer he was going to be around and I wanted that interview done immediately. And that was the first one we shot in June of 2019. And then I had people like guys who he had played with Hector Lopez, Bobby Richardson, Tony kubek, Ralph Terry, who lives in the middle of Lauren and Kansas, which is two flights and four hours, no matter where you come from. I mean, just tough to get to Ralph Terry. I wanted roger angel, who was a hundred years old and had covered New York baseball since he got out of World War II, so I mean, that is incredible. I wanted Audrey gradua, Joe's wife, because, you know, Grammy Grammy Carmen and grandpa yogi and Joe and Audrey gradua were thick as thieves, their entire lives and Audrey was the only one of them who was alive. So I really wanted all of those folks. I also wanted people like Al Kaline and Brooks Robinson and whitey Ford, but they were all kind of their health wasn't great, and we couldn't include them. And then we wanted the Billy crystals of the world, the people who were just fans and really known to be associated with the Yankees. I wanted the younger players, Jeter, Swisher, Willie Randolph, people that grandpa had coached and then mentored later in his life. Just to talk about how he impacted them and his impact on baseball in general. He really was. I mean, I loved I love the whole thing. And is it watched out? I'm like, oh my God, he was the embodiment of the so called American Dream. Yes. It feels like his whole experience I say that so often and I want to make this very clear that this is not I know a lot of baseball people listen to this podcast, but if you need to bring your friends or your family members or significant others who are not baseball fans, this is not a baseball movie. This is just a human American story. He was a first generation Italian immigrant. I think we can all identify with being the sons and daughters or grandsons and granddaughters of immigrants or immigrants ourselves. He was a veteran of the D-Day invasion. He was a machine gunner on a rocket boat off of Omaha beach, providing cover fire for our troops going ashore. And there's so many of us that can identify with being veterans and appreciate veterans. He had this beautiful 65 year love story with my grandmother, he was a great father and a great grandfather and we tell some stories about the impact he had on his kids and everybody can identify with the lengths of parent is willing to go to to protect and in this case save their children. So I really do think that there is something that everybody can identify with in the film. And I also think that because grandpa is so relatable over the years, that's what's so endeared him to people for so long. It's why so many people loved him. And he had this incredible and I got to see this, you know, I told you about when I covered the Angus for The New York Times. He was around the team and he would walk in and the players always related to well to him and responded to him. But he had this incredible open heart. I mean, that was pretty apparent, and I love this story about when Jackie Robinson comes to the plate and your grandfather's behind the plate. If you can tell that story. Is that the one that Dale told? Yes. I'm not sure we said. Thank you for your service. Yeah. I had actually never heard that specific story before, but grandpa and Jackie, they met in 1946 when grandpa was playing in the minor leagues for the Newark bears right after the war. And Jackie was playing for the Montreal royals in the miners and they actually played in the postseason. The royals beat the bears and their evidently was another controversial play at the plate, and I'm not sure about the whole story, but anyway, grandpa and Jackie were familiar with each other before Jackie broke the color barrier in 47, but when Jackie did break that color barrier, grandpa was able to just every time they played the Dodgers, walk over there and say, hey Jack, how you doing? 'cause he already knew him, you know? And that was a friendship that really endured. You know, they were great friends until Jackie passed in 1972 and then Grammy and grandpa stayed very close with Rachel Robinson and Rachel was at grandpa's 90th birthday party in 2015. And I think we all know about the famous play at the plate in the 1955 World Series where Jackie still home and grandpa insisted until the day he died that Jackie had been out, but Rachel walks into grandpa's birthday party and she sees him across a very crowded room and she holds her hands out and it makes the safe sign and grandpa's in a wheelchair and looks at her and puts up his fist makes the outside and then she walks up and gives him a big hug and a kiss. So the bera Robinson relationship was an enduring one. And I always say it didn't really matter whether Jackie was safer out. The important thing was that Jackie was in and that players like my grandpa yogi and Ted Williams and peewee Reese didn't say no and in fact embrace them. They were kind of on the right side of the color line when it was not the right place for a lot of white men to be. And I really believe that had Major League Baseball not integrated the country probably wouldn't have gotten where it did in the time that it did. I think Major League Baseball played a big role in that and I don't think grandpa was trying to be a civil rights activist, but I am certainly super proud that he did the right thing. All right, and the interviews you heard, as you mentioned, you talked to so many of his peers, his teammates, over some of the things that sort of underscore what you're talking about, what a great player he was because, you know, I
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Lindsay Barra is the executive producer for the new documentary. It ain't over. How about her grandfather Yogi Berra the whole thing catcher who passed away in 2015? At age 90 and Lindsey, you and I worked at ESPN together for years, and I remember the first time that I spoke to you about your grandfather, what jumped out to me right away was that you just had such a sincere and deep love for your grandparents for yogi and Corman. And how much you loved how much they loved each other. Like that really stuck out of me. So it doesn't surprise me that you end up doing this documentary. Tell me about that path. So my parents got divorced when I was really young, I was 5. And my grandparents became kind of a second set of parents to me because I spent a lot of time with them. And I was incredibly incredibly lucky to have my Grammy Carmen until I was 37 years old and my grandpa yogi until I was 39. And I fully understand that most people in this world do not get to have their grandparents for that long and that was an incredible gift. And it gave me the opportunity to get to know them really as people and to understand where they came from as opposed to just thinking of them as like the people who stick extra dollars in your pockets at the holidays, you know? It really they were definitely my grandparents, but the relationship was so much bigger than that because I was able to have an adult relationship with them. And I did love how much they loved each other, like you mentioned. It was an amazing thing to watch them. Grandpa yogi just always looked at her, like he knew he'd gotten away with something. And Grammy just always had a crush on him. And it just was super cute. And to watch them, she would say that the reason they were married for 65 years was because it was because grandpa was on the road for half of it. But that's crap. They were just great together. There's a yogi ism. He said, we have a good time together even when we're not together. And that was totally true. And to watch the really amazingly selfless way that she shared him with the millions of other people on the planet who actually do love him, that was an incredible thing to watch. They were really great. Give me a moment that sticks with you that you weren't able to get in the dock that a memory for you that you have of them together. That was just super fun for you that you got to share. I mean, most of my memories of them together are really unremarkable. They're like, your standard kid grandparent memories at family barbecues and hanging out in the den watching, he liked western movies, so we would watch westerns on AMC, he was always watching Seinfeld reruns, but I remember like making meatballs before Christmas and Thanksgiving every year, grandpa, we used to roll like literally like 200 little tiny golf ball sized meatballs and Grammy would make them put them in like a really big pot and we would eat them with toothpicks the next day. He always had all the kids over to decorate the tree and like I have memories that are like very sensory where like I can feel him grabbing my waist and picking me up to put a Christmas ornament up on one of the higher branches. But those are a lot of little kid memories. I had a lot of big kid memories with them too. Like watching ball games and he would come to all my hockey games in high school. I remember well this is a funny one for everyone. When I was in college, he used to go to the niaf dinner a lot the national Italian American federation dinner and you think about grandpas or role model and someone people look up to and think of his famous and he didn't really think of himself as famous at all. And I remember my phone ringing at like 1 o'clock in the morning and my dorm room and we wake up and we're sleeping in my roommates like who the heck is that? And I answer the phone and it's grandpa yogi and you awake and I was like, I am now. What's up? What's the matter? He goes, nothing. I just wanted to tell you, I peed next to Al Pacino. He was really excited to go to the bathroom and run into Al Pacino. So he, as famous as he was, he was still in awe of the people he considered to be really famous. That's unbelievable. You mentioned the word yogi ism. The central premise of what you did is that the character of Yogi Berra overshadowed his greatness. His excellence as a player as a manager and so many people agree with you is pretty clear Billy Crystal Joe Torre, John Thorne, tell me when you began to feel that way. think it was really that 2015 all store game, which we opened the movie with, you know, I was watching with him and they bring out the four greatest living players, Hank Aaron, Johnny Bench, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, and they are great living players, but I was sitting next to my very much alive, grandpa yogi, and thinking about how many all star games and World Series wins and MVP plaques he has, and I don't think he should have replaced any of those people, but he's certainly should have been out on the field with them as the 5 greatest living players. And I think it just keeps happening. I keep telling the story last year right before we premiered the film at Tribeca, the film was already closed, so we couldn't include this. Yadier Molina got his 1000th RBI. And as you know, grandpa grew up in St.
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Know, it's been fun. You know, right now I think what I'm doing really well is just kind of simplify things, making sure I'm on time for the fastball and trying to stay middle of the other way. And I think if I can continue to do that, the results will be what they are at the end of the year. Tell me about these sort of how you got into that process during the off season. And when you sort of dove into those adjustments. Yeah, you know, I obviously hadn't had enough consistent success in the big leagues to be content with where I was at with my swing. And I kind of just wanted to dive in and really understand the swaying how it works and what I'm trying to do. That's the biggest thing, because you've got to have a plan when you're going up there trying to do something. So for me, I was learning how to stay inside the baseball and allow myself to drive the ball the other way with authority and that's kind of really helped me on off speed pitches as well as fastballs as well. Was there a moment in a workout or a day or a time when you felt like I feel like I'm getting to where I want to get to? Yeah, I talked about it in an article earlier. I was in the cage. I've been working like didn't do any batting practice for an entire week and on the last day after I'd done a bunch of drills working on stay inside the ball of the bat path. I kind of just took what I learned for the first 6 days and on the 7th day. First got first pitch. I caught it. I was a little late, caught it super deep, shot line drive would have been a third baseman. And I was like, oh, that was sweet. I was late. I didn't panic and I just drove it that way. And then the next pitch, he goes down and in and I scoop it for a Homer to write would have been right center, not right,
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Look, I think that when they're right, they got pretty darn good lineup. But the bottom line is that if they are going to make a deep run into the playoffs, they need a very healthy and very effective Justin Verlander and a very healthy and very effective Max Scherzer. And if they don't, it's not going to happen. I mean, that's really the bottom line. You've got to have those two guys dealing, so again, it is early. So however, it plays out, they need to get into the playoffs, and they need to have those two guys healthy and really, really good. So we're going to analyze it today, may 10th, but it's really going to be more relevant when we start talking about in September. Yep, no question. When am I going to see you again working on ESPN radio? I will be there on Sunday. Sweet. Okay, booth, that sounds great. Thanks for doing this. You got a plus. There's great to see. You're a downlink place for the Seattle Mariners and is having a breakout season. Jared I talked to a longtime executive the other day who was talking about watching you on television, hitting balls in Wrigley Field. He had one to straight away center field 482 feet. He says he's never seen a ball hit there before. What's this year been like for you? You know, it's been fun. You know, right now I think what I'm doing really well is just kind of simplify things, making sure I'm on
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"So where is he now? And he's got to figure it out and will he ever get back to being that guy he was in 19. I think is one of the questions. So I wanted to ask you today about pitching injuries. You know, I've heard from various people around the sport, not a high volume of people, but there are some people believe that the rash of pitching injuries, the increase that you have passed and wrote about a couple of weeks ago that they're related in part to the pitch clock and boo. I gotta say my instinct is I just don't believe it. I just think this is the, you know, the good side of all the pitchers working on velocity, going max effort deliveries, spending the baseball, the good side is you get more swing and miss from the pitcher's perspective. This is the downside that they're essentially working against their natural physiology. What do you think? I mean, you've been watching baseball your whole life. You know pitching, what your gut instinct is to why we're seeing this. I don't know, I think that it goes more towards max effort in a condensed period of time. And that's been that's been going on. I mean, again, it's harder to hit right now than ever. Period full stop. Yes. It's harder to hit now than ever. They throw every pitch as hard as possible. I think I would be inclined to agree with you my first instinct is not probably doesn't have to do with the pitch clock. I would also maintain that it's something that the league looked at if they thought there was a real risk for it, I would say it would have shown up in the data and I would say that the Players Association would have said something. So again, I understand that there are some guys that are going to be bothered by it and I understand that there are going to be some people that will point to the pitch clock, but right now, look, we're not even 7 weeks into the season. So I'm not quite sure you can really even do. There's way more pitching injuries. You know what I mean? Yeah. Although the numbers are stark, you know, and you're right. It's a smaller sample size, so we'll see where they go during the course of the year. It was you who really highlighted this whole issue for me. I remember sharing a radio broadcast with you during the pandemic year in the postseason. And it was a game where the Dodgers took a like an 11 one lead over the braves. It was early and, you know, I went to my old school thought like, okay, well, you know, both teams and the rest of the game will go very quickly because the relievers will all come in and they'll pound the strike zone and hit her swing at the first pitch and you're like, nope, that's not baseball anymore. And last night during your broadcast, you mentioned it just didn't Jim to shays in Joe Girardi, there's not a fastball count anymore. That's not what's in baseball with the way pitchers work. It's not. And everybody's being evaluated. I mean, the one thing I was walking out of a game with Tony Gwynn junior when the Padres were in town and we were just talking about the one thing, whatever you want to say, these guys don't give away a bats now. They gave away bats back in the day. It's 14 to one some guys up there. Swing at the first pitch, let's get out of here with the umpires being evaluated on every pitch. So whether it's Ryan wills or Jeff Nelson, they don't want their grade to be bad. But the other thing too, a good example of it over the course of the last 7, 8 years, the Yankees are up ten one and Brett Gardner is at the plate. And it's two and O in the 8th inning and a pitch on the outside edge that's an inch and a half off the plate gets called a strike and Brett Gardner's arguing with the umpire. And he's not alone, but that's where we are in a ten one game. It's like I need to compete in this at bat. So that's one of the things that has happened because these guys are now aware that every single thing is being evaluated every second, they compete in that manner. And the umpires too, so you don't get the giant strike zone for the most part when the game gets out of hand. It's just different. And you don't get your auto two O fastball, three one fastball. You just don't. No, and that actually underscores what you are essentially saying that, you know, about max effort. That's throughout games. I mean, that is from batter one to last batter the game. It is now backed effort not only with the delivery, but with the way the game is played for sure. And there's some great parts of that and I do wonder if all these injuries are the downside of that. Real quick before you go, the way the Met season give me 30 seconds on the Met's season, Max Scherzer has an injury. It feels like this is playing out like a worst case scenario for the mets where all this aged manifesting in the rotation.
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Voice. That one will start. The legend. On baseball tonight. And this place is going bananas. A book shall be the legend book that never gets old for me. Like, you know, I get goosebumps when I hear that open for you. Yeah, it reminds me not to take myself too seriously. No, I totally take it literally. Which is why I need you today and need you to time when you're around the Saint Louis Cardinals because they're playing the cubs now the team that you do play by play for on the marquee network on a regular basis and you know Wilson Contreras. So I'll give you the floor to start out with. What would you take on everything that happened in the last four or 5 days with Wilson Contreras? I mean, I guess a couple of things. I was surprised that they felt compelled to make an announcement about what was going to happen. I was surprised that they elected to do it right before playing the cubs. I guess I was a little surprised they signed him to be honest with you. And then I would also buy editorial comment would be, this is not where this is going right now. He was signed to a 5 year contract. They have Lars nude bar Dylan Carlson, Jordan walker and the miners, Tyler O'Neill on the IL, they have an aging Paul Goldschmidt. They have a Nolan R andado north of 30, they don't have spots in the outfield and they're gonna need the DH. So they're going to circle back in my opinion on figuring out him as a catcher. But I don't know to come out in publicly announced what they announced. It struck me as a little bit odd. Tell me what you saw in his reaction, just being earned there in Chicago. I mean, he's a big personality. And he definitely likes playing the villain. He plays hard. I think he enjoyed all of it. I think he ultimately knows that the cubs fan base, the first thing they think of is he's part of that 2016 team. He's a three time all star, you know, now he's on the bad guy's side, but I think that he, I think that he knew, if he came back in and a royals uniform, I don't know that it would quite, I don't know that they'd be booing him like that. He did make some comments about the cardinal way that maybe some fans internalized a bit as sort of an indirect cheap shot at the at the cubs, but ultimately, I think he likes being in the center of attention. All right, so I'm going to give you some thoughts on the Cardinals and see if you agree with me on this. There's a part of me that does admire the fact that they were aggressive. And saying, you know what? Despite that contract, whatever anybody thinks about us saying the contract. This is where we are now. It's been a terrible start and we need to get this right and we are willing to create this awkward situation and push this guy to the side to make the pitching and the catching better. So there's a part of me that sort of admires that 'cause it would be some teams you and I have seen, which they would ride out a guy even if it wasn't ill fitting player for year after year after year because of the size of the contract. But on the other hand, I also feel like there's no chance of Wilson Contreras goes back to being an everyday catcher this year because we've seen happen in recent days is what's going to continue to happen. They start to win. They have too much talent. The divisional context is such that they could easily be at the top of the division by the middle of June. By winning a bunch of games, and they probably have a sense that, you know what? We're going to say that we're going to work on Wilson coming back as a catcher, but the pitching is going to get better. Eventually the team will regress to the positive or improve to the positive and then everyone's going to go like, well, then we have to keep kissing her and catch her. So my slight disagreement would be, I mean, the pirates just went through a stretch that they lost 7 straight. They gained one game. I think that they definitely can do it, but it's going to be a longer slog to get back to the top of the division. I think that that's what they've done here. So this is more a July thing, in my opinion. It's going to take some time, I would also say this, you know, getting pitching and catching on they're too strike numbers are terrible. The pitchers are allowed to shake off. Yes. Not a young staff, man. This is clarity miles Mike lists Adam Wainwright, Jordan Montgomery like these dudes have been around, so I'm not quite sure what to make of that at this point, I guess my first thought was just I think you guys would have this figured out. So look, I would tell you, there's so much talent on that team. I think it'll end up, they're going to end up being fine. But yeah, they got off to a bad start or an auto does not look good swinging the bat and they've been a pretty middling defense. I would also make this point. I think this is something we always analytically the way it works in my brain is I do, I don't love defensive metrics, but there's always enough there to give you a little something. And when we talk about pitching, most of the time, we're not really talking about pitching. We're talking about run prevention. And you can't forget that. So when you're talking about a cardinal team the last couple of years that was second and first and turning ground balls into outs. And now they're 16th, their defensive efficiency is next to last in the majors, some of the time when we're talking about pitching, we're really talking about defense. Their defense has regressed this year. Why it'd be hard for me to say necessarily. Obviously not having Bader out there every day and center has got to be at least a little bit of a factor. But again, you got to remember it's about stopping runs. So really you have hitting offense and then you had pitching and defense. It's not hitting pitching defense. The pitching of the defense are married together. So again, my point is a lot of the times when we're talking about what's going on with their pitching, what we're really saying is what's going on with their pitching and their defense. And their defense so far this year has not been very good. And I do think Contreras is an easy scapegoat for struggling on the team. So, I mean, it's not my department. They're off to their worst start since 1973. They're not used to it, you know, their manager got into a head to head with one of their players earlier, you know, it was loud and uncharacteristic for the Cardinals. And yeah, I don't know, if it feels a little, it's got a little blame the new guy feel to it. Yeah, no doubt. And I would say this, you know, Adam Wainwright has been a great pro on his career. I think he's an excellent teammate and to see him, you know, give the comments. Wilson's our guy and we're talking to him and all that. That's a case where I feel like no matter what is said, no matter what you try to do, it's gonna be awkward. You know, what else is he gonna say? I mean, this to me is Adam just trying to dress up kind of an ugly situation in plow through and hope they start playing better. Yeah. And I think they will. And then they take it the first two. So well, we thought of Jack flaherty as being a guy who, if the cardinals were to take a step forward this year, he would be at the forefront of that. I was watching your broadcast last night. You jumped on right away, like how his diminished his velocity was last night. It was shocking. And it almost got to a point during the course that game where you could feel in his body language. He started throwing more breaking stuff. And, you know, mixing a curveball to go along with a slider. It was almost like last night watching that start. He was like, you know what? This is who I am now. You know, this is where the diminished velocity. Yeah, he didn't appreciate the questions on velocity postgame from the Cardinals media. Yeah, it's different. Look, in 2019, he was one of the better pitchers in the league, finished fourth in the league in the Cy Young voting. Since then, he's basically, he pitched close to 200 innings that year and basically combined 2021, 22, he's pitched about that many total. So it's availability as well. I mean, with a torn oblique and then the shoulder issues. So where is he now? And he's got to figure it out and will he ever get back to being that guy he was in 19. I think is one of the questions.
"grandpa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Surely the Seattle Mariners are playing better and they face the rangers yesterday and they took a lead of two O on the bottom of the third. Katie comes out of the chest. The lefties pitch. Swing ground ball. Left side and through. Ty France a beast knocked to left Murphy scores. Haggerty's coming home. Here's the throw and hits off the bat. The bat up to third base line and uses the bat like a ramp and it goes over high glove and haggerty scores. After Seattle sports 7 10 a.m., the final score there 5 to nothing, we're going to be talking with Jared Kelley of the Mariners on the podcast layer, and also Lindsey Barra, who is the executive producer of the new documentary on her grandfather, Yogi Berra, really fun conversation. Taylor, what else you got? Buster to all the listeners out there. If you want to see Jared Kellen's face, you should go to buster's Instagram page at buster only will be posting some clips over there this afternoon and the low post and the hoop collected with Brian windhorst as always. More NBA action last night, the Denver Nuggets take a three to lead in their series and who play, oh yeah, the 76ers. They're up three two on the Boston Celtics really enjoyed both of those games last night. So check out the low post. And the hoop collective wherever you're listening to this podcast right now and on YouTube. It ain't over is a documentary that tells the untold story of the great Yogi Berra. Despite being one of the greatest players in baseball history, racking up more World Series rings than any other player, yogi's legacy on the
"grandpa" Discussed on Fading Memories: Alzheimer's Caregiver Support
"That are providing help and the sooner we can help using that word a lot. As soon as we can teach people how to easily help and not burden people because we don't want to be none of us wants to be a burden if we need help or if we're caregiving or if we're the person who needs the caring we don't want to be a burden. That's the one thing my mom always said, I don't want to be a burden to you to girls, but I want to live forever in my home. Well, and there's a season. I mean, there's a season when you have capacity in your life to lean in and help. And you do want to. And it fills you in a makes you feel good. And then there are seasons where we are on the receiving end of that. And people want to lean in to help us when they have capacity. So I actually was telling somebody one time, you know, it's really selfish. If you don't allow other people when they want to lean in to help, if you don't allow them to help, it's kind of selfish because they really they care about you and they would like to do something that can hear. So, you know, I mean, even if it's a 5 minute thing, it doesn't matter. Make a list of things that somebody, if they said, could you help? Like you did. I mean, that's a great suggestion. I learned that from another podcaster whose family pitched in together. They actually formed what they called the care committee. And they took care of. It's complicated because they've talked to mom and the son on the podcast, so it was her mother, his grandmother. And what happened was grandpa had been taking care of his wife and he just got to the point where he burned out and he goes, I can't do this anymore..
"grandpa" Discussed on Adventures with Grammy
"Me permission to play one of your granddad songs absolutely so i will share with you. Probably the most popular song on the album at least spotify standpoint. This song really kinda gets to me. Because there's there's a couple of songs on here that have vocals. The band had a vocalist guy. Who sings on some some songs. He has the most nostalgic voice. You'd ever heard. I kick myself just about every time. I hear it for not asking my grandpa. Hey who's the the singer of the group because to this day. I don't know who the singer is. I vowed that i will track down. Who voice. This is such an incredible voice as more people learn about this project. I'm sure his identity will come out. Yeah that's that's that's my hope. Is you get more eyeballs. Eventually some family goes hey. That's that that group that grandpa was in an hopefully eventually one of them is a relative of the the lead singer. So this is If you are but a dream by the seven forty six airforce band. Be vocalist is unknown. So if you know him you'll.
"grandpa" Discussed on Adventures with Grammy
"Too old in life to enjoy the or do whatever you wanna do. And that was a good lesson taught to me back then. Oh that's fun. I love the accordion. I think it's really a fun. Instrumented at it always makes me want to get up and dance on robert. So what is your grandfather name. Do they call you gramps granddaddy. What did they call you. They call me papa papa. Oh and what about your life bob. Grammy so papa and grammy my lovely wife patricia. We'll be celebrating our forty fourth anniversary this year. Oh congratulations to you. Grandpa's day is wonderful. And i appreciate you doing what you're doing. You know that all works very good and Letting grandparents know how important they are. I think that grandparent's day is a wonderful holiday. And i wanna wish mall a very wonderful day. I had hoped to present my interview with johnny krill as a bonus episode on grandparent's day along with announcing the winners of the adventures with grammy essay. Contest to celebrate both gorgeous grandma day which we celebrate july twenty third and national grandparents day which we will celebrate this year september twelfth. However a bit of a snafu prevented the contest from happening this year. Watch for it and twenty twenty two because johnny pro gave us permission to play a song for grandma. And grandpa on the podcast. I present it now to honor and celebrate grandparents near.
"grandpa" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Dot com slash d t and s these supreme court of the united kingdom unanimously upheld. A lower court ruling in two thousand sixteen case uber drivers are not independent contractors. This decision applies to twenty five drivers named in the case. It does not set a precedent necessarily legally for any other drivers yet. I guess it's at the president but it doesn't rule on them yet so it only initially applies to these twenty-five drivers who will. Now go back to the employment tribunal with this court order to say okay you have to determine what proper compensation we should get for this. There are around one thousand similar complaints against uber waiting until the conclusion of the trial to be considered so now in the light of this trial. Those thousand complaints will have to be considered so that right. There is a whole mess of a bunch of complaints. That hoover is going to have to settle with the employment tribunal given the fact that the lord's supreme court of the united kingdom have said. These are workers. Uber says it has changed. How the app works since two thousand sixteen so that the ruling does not apply to all uber drivers. But you know that drivers are going to be going to the employment tribunal to test that out in its ruling. The court cited. That drivers were not able to turn down rides without penalty as one of the reasons. They say that's a worker. Then that's not an independent contractor uber says it now. Let's driver see the destination and fair before they accept a ride and face no penalty for turning it down. We couldn't confirm that. But that's what they said in the wall street journal so maybe applies in the uk however the court also noted that uber drivers cannot set their own rates and uber imposes contract terms on them as two other reasons that they are workers not employees and not independent. Contractors and uber has not changed its policies and those regard the court said in its decision in fact one of the lords Because the the the people who sit on the courts are lords. said that drivers quote have little or no ability to improve their economic position through professional or entrepreneurial skill. That's the test.
"grandpa" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
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"grandpa" Discussed on 990 The Answer
"Grandpa yesterday behind the resolute desk in the Oval. There's communist standing there like the statue behind the mask again. It's weird. It's so weird man. Why is she just standing there in the mask? What's she doing? What is that? Does she do something? Is that Is that what the 1st 2nd there? The first vice president of the first female vice president's role is going to be just toe stand around. Yes, probably with with this president. Yes. Well, I thought she was supposed to have like, Wouldn't you think we'd see something more prominent of her? Wouldn't you think you roll her out and have her? First face forward, and in every instance like why is she not more prominent? Really? It's gotta be a reason. There's a plan for everything. I just I haven't figured it out yet. She's always should see the curtains back there all the time. She just standing back there like the curtains. She's like a vase. Flowers. Just a decoration. Yeah, no big like prime time Sunday night interviews. She doesn't speak. No one talks to her. She's not ask questions. She gives no interviews. She's just You know, Grandpa Res rolled out there. He needs squints. Under the bright lights and reads the giant letters on his teleprompter than shuffles. Like, you know, the old Tim Conway sketches shuffles over. To the executive order table assignment. Signs. It reads. What he's trying to read. Can't figure out what he's reading for the first time and then shuffles out and then comma curtains, Kamila. Feels herself off the wall the wall flower there and follows in behind him. And they set him down in his chair and cover him his lap with the shawl. Give him his pudding and turn on the cartoons, and I don't know what she doesn't know where she goes. That I guess they go into the situation room and the Obama team sits down, and Susan Rice tells everybody how it's gonna go for it. I said so yesterday again. They're sitting there in the Oval Office. There's Biden her Today. Mary excited Have some things to tell you. Ah, he has note cards in front of him this time. So you think to yourself, okay? He's going to say some big boy stuff on his own. Grandpa wants to talk about himself, Does he? No, not so fast. Everything's on a note card. Everything he's saying is written out on the little chicken Scratch note card. He's wiping his mouth and flipping the cards is he's reading her. There's Kamila curtains, Kamila. Standing back there against the wall, the wallflower Act. Uh, the second order and will be signing also changes what the president's done present that the president was former president has done on that. Remember and reverse the My predecessors attack on women's health health access on and as we continue to battle over 19 Wow. Mr President. He doesn't even know he's the president. It just called Trump the president. Yeah. Uh, the second thing I'll be signing Unders. What the president does. That should know That's me now. I'm the friend, right? Ah! Go over it. Oh, Oh, Mama. This is that I don't I don't even know how to feel about this. And oddly of all of this were watching. I find him the least offensive. That's the thing like of all of it. He's the thing that bothers me the least. I don't even find him. I mean, I feel sort of almost oddly sorry for him. I don't even know how they've managed to achieve it. But somehow I feel sorry for the president. I really do. Every time I see him, I feel like we're watching a hostage. You know, I was very young, very, very young, like I barely remember one of my earliest images of news footage. And it's only because this guy came from my hometown. It was when a T W A flight was hijacked. Reagan was president John Test drink was the pilot of a T W a flight. This was what eighties late eighties. Sorry, guys. I don't remember my Is true. But when I was a tiny child, very little, but you know, it's like one of those early memories. Remember, seal seared in your brain, and it was a team of you a flight John test. Rick was the pilot. And the reason I remember this so well is because John test Rick was from my little hometown. Where I was born. My grandparents lived there. Richmond, Missouri. He was from there and pilot and he w. A was based in Kansas City, Missouri, where I come from, So this was a huge I mean. Big story. Yeah. This was broadcast all over the world. I mean, there were terrorists sticking their gun after window of the plane. 10 straight. The pilot is waving and I'm okay. You know, while the terrorists sticking the gun out the window on it. You know, it was like Chilling stuff to watch. Oh, yeah. I think that's one of the earliest news footage. Things I remember as a child in my head. I kind of feel a bit like that when I watched Joe Biden. Is it without the gun? He reminds me a bit of John Test rate. The pilot. Something. There's something about it like he's under duress, like blink twice if you need help. I think it's clear Look at the people surrounding him..