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Yellow again ever this and later also with championship wrestling when another big week joyless right now. Hey, welcome to the double drop kick show. I'm he's mile akin Mark Whitman and we are back on track and we're back with the second annual autumn. It fancy wrestling tournament in the show notes of this episode. There are links to all the previous episodes where you can catch up sixty four man tournament blind drawl the blonde draw was set up four areas. You had WWF you had the, you had miscellaneous, and then you had. Although the one. Another category, current wrestlers current wrestling. So we went from a hundred and. Whatever two hundred thirty, six to know hundred. I can't kills a lot. It was a lot. We got it down to sixty four. It was all blonde drawl and now we're down to our final three shows. Final three cards for this great tournament the first night in Chicago, Illinois. All right. And our opening match because we got four quarterfinal matches. Two hundred card matches Mark. This first undercard match. These are all dream matches. Yeah, like we went the independent wrestling route on this. You know, used to. It was about very storyline, drift. We just decided, let's just make a bunch of dream matches that people, right? Not the just that we wanna see right last year last year. If you remember, we actually did a two out of three falls revival versus aren't Intel. We did award games, I believe, but this this year a little bit different because we're different opening match on this card. Maybe the greatest opening match in the history of our business. Eddie Guerrero versus Brian pill, man, I just thought, wouldn't it be great to see the to see these guys in their profit? They had a match on nitro maybe right. Could be wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure they faced each other on nitro, but it was a different dynamic. I want this is of course, as we like to see everybody in there at the top. Yeah, like the great Brian pill that you remember and the great Eddie Guerrero that you remember just both of the natural tile. Yeah, natural charisma that both of those guys I have and it doesn't even matter who wins this match, maybe a twenty minute draw maybe. So maybe it's just a twenty minute draw. We set something up going in the future with them where they can face each other for the next six months. Right, right. I have a few one and I can just see this. Match building, building building to a fever pitch, and what fans won't today time runs out the hug in the middle crowd ups, and they've got their money's worth right there. They can go home and fans all over on Twitter saying, hey, whoever book that thank you. We move onto the next match. And again, Mark, you've outdone yourself with these selections. Let me just say, I think we got eighteen matches. We're gonna go through over these three episodes and I had a hand in one of them. Great Moudour versus rob van dam. Just another great match that I wanna see. Yeah, both of those guys are so crisp and sharp. It's kind of just wanna see their style, which is a little. Similar. But I mean, Robin and probably a little more of a high flier mood a more of a psychotic brawler, but could also do the high flying stuff. But both of them have the sharp crisp snapped everything they do. I just wanna see the match and and I think great mood of histamine. So yeah, is the mist and he goes over. I think this is one of those matches where we see brabin damn, really with his aerial stuff, do something crazy where mood has to raise his game and they go off a balcony or something crazy. The great mood gets the win, and now we're into our quarter finals. Now in these quarterfinals, if you remember last year, our final four was. Goldberg. John CENA Mitsuhiro Massawa and the undertaker the finals Mahara masala, mid Sugiura Massawa and the undertaker we're in the finals undertaker loss. They had to face off in the preliminary round this year, and now takers been on a mission. And he's the only one of our final four left in our tournament match. Number one here in Chicago. Barack listener versus the American dream dusty Rhodes. And I think you talked about this last time. Maybe you didn't think we can kick this around. I just won't listener on a tear and I walked his batch over in less than three minutes. I won't dusty Rhodes carded out while I won't people to say who's going to be able to stop Brock lists. Yeah. Like almost that dusty, you won't people in shock. That's the kind of match. You won't like dusty can name Canaan getting thing going, right. I mean, he just can't give any offense. Leser just just takes him out. So Brock Lessner we'll move forward to face the the winner of this next match and it's Dr death. Steve Williams versus Randy macho man. Savage think as much as I like Randy savage think. Doc, death wins this match with the big Oklahoma stampede after a hard fault, right back and forth. Seesaw battle. Doc disticts. How also would it have been to see these two guys cross paths in their primes? I just saw a clip the other day, if must've been enduring. It was one of the war games matches in doc just was press slamming, Terry Gordy, against the roof of the cage. It was incredible. So are sim first semi final match bra listener versus Steve Williams? Stop Bogle. To legitimate. Turf men athletes. Both of the great amateur wrestling? Yes. And now we move on to our third quarter final match. It is Harley race taking on stone cold, Steve Austin, and there's a little one way this most can go. Okay. Double bird stone, cold stunner Harley. Race takes all right. Steve Allston. I guess actually it'd be the one taking. Yeah. Yeah. I just think you got the best of two errors. And can you imagine the promos leading up to this day them money. Austin, you are not God's gift to wrestling. I will. That's pretty good, pretty good. Good. Yes. So Allston moves on to the quarter-finals. And here we go last quarter. Final match match. We've seen. But a match dare I say, they never wrestled with this much at stake. I mean, fancy wrestling tournament Paloma. Like, yeah, ho Cogan versus the undertaker think that undertaker has something to prove. Yes, he takes leg drop. He takes the boot. He kicks out a one. He jumps up. It's the old school tombstone piledriver. And now he has not only defeated ho Cogan he's defeated RIC flair. Yeah. The two are two greatest. I don't even think it's argue right to greatest stars of the eighties. Yeah, two biggest stars probably in the history and now he's going on to face the third right star, Steve Austin. So what would you think for undertaker starting out with Brian pill Mun he should make sure at work O'Brien pill, but he had to face now, Rick flair Hoke HOGAN, and now heads into a match Steve Austin, the greatest star of the night. He's got to beat. You could argue that your mount Rushmore wrestling could easily be flair HOGAN, Austin and undertaker, and he's got to go through all of these guys just to get. He lost last year. Yeah, he's got so much to prove and right the way things draw the way it was all blind drunk. He's gotta face the greatest, the three greatest stars in the history wrestling, probably, yeah. And Steve Austin beat the fourth one race? Yeah, Steve to beat John scene. Yeah. So I mean, you carry that in man and John CENA beat triple h. Yeah. I mean, this is not been an easy path for any of these guys. They all face the top stars of the generations man. And then you have Steve Austin and the undertaker standing face to face against each other where they've been before and so are semi final matches. Braga listener, dotted, ST Williams, and then Steve Austin versus the undertaker. Let's run down the card for you and our opening match Eddie Guerrero Bryan Bryan pill and wrestle to a twenty minute draw the great Muthu defeated. Rob van dam, Brock listener defeated Desi roads in record time daughter, Steve Williams defeated Randy macho, man. Savage Steve, Austin defeated Harley race, and the undertaker defeated Hoke HOGAN, and we will continue next week. You can hear our semi final episode emanating from the Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. A sell out in fifteen minutes would have sold out in fourteen minutes. TicketMaster went down. Speeding tickets, SOS and t.'s dot com. Got tickets to a lot of local wrestling shows. If there's battles on show get you tickets, they're wrestle force back in town. 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Diane Williams: The Collected Stories of Diane Williams
KCRW sponsors include Netflix, presenting the original film, Roma now nominated for ten Academy Awards, including best picture. Best director Alphonse, oh, Cuaron and best original screenplay Roma. Now playing in theaters everywhere. Funds for bookworm are provided in part by Lannan foundation. From KCRW in KCRW dot com. I'm Michael, silver, blah, and this is folklore. Today. I'm. Thrilled to be talking to Diane Williams, who's brighter that I've wanted to talk to on bookworm for a very long time. And the only reason really I haven't spoken to her before is that all of my interviews have been done face to face. And I'm now in New York where Diane Williams lives, but this is the best occasion. Because. Magically collected stories of Diane Williams has been published by the SoHo press it's just under eight hundred pages of short fictions. Most of them are only pager to Vong and they've been a pager too long for as long as I can remember whether ever longer fictions. Well, yes, yes. There's there's some novellas. There's that. I'm very proud of in this book, and I've been trying to creep further ahead with four pagers five pagers six pagers seven pagers in the deep dark past. Maybe they didn't exist. The end Williams right stories whose language is. So original and song indescribable. It's like as you read. You're bumping your nose against some sort of showroom window to another world. This big fabulous collection is built up out of how many collections I think. It's. Eight. And if you read it the way, I do I sat down and read whether I'd read the stories Sephora or not I read the straight through. And I wasn't sure I'd be able to speak in anything resembling, ordinary English. One of my favorite of her books was and is a later book called Vicky swanky is a beauty. I'm just going to open to that collection here and ask you to read what you find on the page. You open. Diane Williams reading a very short story from Vicky swanky is a beauty. I'm happy at least to do without a sexual relation, and I have this fabulous reputation. And how did I get that? In the first place. I'm proud enough of this reputation and stands to reason that there's a lot that secret that I don't tell anyone I want this to end at the flab or although I am flabbergasted. I opened the cupboard where the treats are stored in help myself and made a big mess by the lake shore of the food of the rest of my life. Eventually Michelle the doctors nurse showed me a photograph of her cats. The smart cat opens the cupboard Michelle says were the treats are stored and she can help herself. And she makes a big mess. I crossed the street to survey the. Lake and I heard the crept. Nations. Three little girls bouncing their ball. I used to see them in perspective, my children young people one clearly unsuitable. She can't help herself. She makes a big mess with my inside and my skill. What do I search for at the shore? The repose of the lake, but sadly, although it does have a dreamy. Look, it is so prone to covering familiar ground. Let's hear another one. Okay. If told correctly it will center on me. Jack Lam sat me on the bed. Didn't sit me. I had to park the car then Jack limb sat briefly himself put his chin down frowned. I acted as if I was biting the top of his head setting my teeth on not into him. Not to mention the fact that I was also swallowing darker areas over the next seven years that I kept this project close to mind, I came to understand that my devices belonged to a lost age I took measures Jack head lost his vigor. I was unwell. My luggage was packed. I'd be solitary when I arrived in Terry tone. Stella are pari and still ahead the Curio shop Nikos had gone back to Greece. I like Jimmy here. I have to face Marlene. I heard the dog next door making a good imitation of what my asthma attacks on like, everyone is sounding like me. Don't forget me. Diane Williams reading. The first two pieces from her collection. I guess it was two collections ago. But this book has new stories to it was called Vicky swanky beauty. It was published in two thousand twelve the magnificent epigraph says perfectly safe go ahead. And progress from Diane Williams. This is from the collected stories of Diane Williams published Mercifully miraculously by so ho- press when you began they were calling these things minute fictions flash fictions. Did you ever call them anything now? No. I hate that. I do too. I call them pieces. That's good. That's okay. That's fine. I don't think that they should be called even stories disagree. Tell me why very much passionately because I love stories. So I want these to be stories. Whether you think there's toys are not are you go. I'm very willing to actually be instructed because from now on I will call them stories. Thank you. I mean who came up with the definition of a story. Can you give it to me? But I can tell you that when I say pieces, I'm thinking often of the background of musical pieces. And I think of your pieces when I don't call them stories as being very musical. Oh, that's okay. I thought you meant pieces like broken nor strewn about no not at all pieces as in pieces by Suchy. Oh, okay. I'll go for that. Totally. I go to and I've been reading them. Yours for so wrong and listening to tea for so long different fingers on different pianos. And I can hear the difference between those fingers, and I think I can hear the difference between your stories from collection two collection. Because I think that there is development. I'm happy to hear it. Oh, absolutely. I like things. That are irresolvable. I like questions can't be answered. But which are nevertheless fascinating this questions. I like stories like yours that make me start to think a certain thing. Like in the second piece, you read that someone is going back to the old hometown. And I'm going to have to face Marlene and some and then it stops. You know, Gonggar think that you think the next thing it's very wonderful. The first thing remains as part of the story. But it's like an event in his story. It leads to the next thing. I like very much, and I this is a flapper guest thing to me. Yeah. Because I have to tell you. I can't think of a comparison. That's good news. I hope. Because most things are easily comparable to other things. But I can't think where my guest I end Williams learned her manner. Are there any places that you think of? Oh, dear. I I don't I don't think the best one to answer the question because it's I've said before it's pretty messy up where these stories come from. So I mean, the sorts of books that I go to the comfort myself, if we're talking about authors who've inspired me their works are very unlike mine, so I like to look at an recently. I mean, I have different stacks at my elbow. But Sherwood Anderson or Iris Murdoch or Anita Brookner or IB singer. That's not like my work. No. And Diane Williams in her inexplicable -bility thrilled me because I feel that when I've laid in bed reading your stories, and I get out of bed. I get up an out into a different world. And I'm very happy, especially now to have a different world that I can get. Yes. I not mean. Well, that's very high compliment, and I'm very very very happy to hear it. I have to say, thank you. Edits and has for how many years is it now when he? Well, here's. Perhaps one of the only literary magazines. I read from the first page to the last and not only that. Over the years. I've had writers who I've discovered. In your pages on my show. And for that reason this Christine Scott would he Davis? I had on before I read her injure pages. But if you like me are a big reader of goody Davis. You'll always find the newest thing Davis is doing noon, not the things that are being published now that she's famous the things that she's doing in which she still takes risks. There is a philosophy. Professor who wrote a book about working in a jewelry Clancy? Martin. He's been on my show to graze. I'd read him in noon fries, far as I'm concerned. There's no lousy middle of the road, taste and noon. Now, having snow it's. And I've even spoken to riders who like you. I've said where do you come from? And they'll say, oh, well, I worked at noon with Diane Williams, and we'd all sit in the room and read the stories together and discuss them, and I learned to read from being in that room. And of course, I'm fascinated because you know, I would want to be in that room. You know, I would want to go and see where you're invited. Really? Sure. Oh, my how often does it happen while we meet usually on Fridays. So you'd have to be in town on a Friday and let me know or would I honestly would because you see. There is. God about writing that. I do know he yes. And then there's a lot about writing that. I don't know. And haven't even thought of and I find noon a God of that kind of fighting were I don't even begin to know how to think about it. And it's my great pleasure to be letting you know about a collection of one of the most interesting and original writers, and she's been interesting in visual ever. It's it's all of our discredit that. We don't already know you, and they in Williams is the editor is well of one of my three favorite good, array magazines. It's called noon. It comes out once a year. I love just cooking at the word noon because when you turn it up. Side down. It says noon, and that's what I think of the N Williams stories, you can turn them upside down, and they'll still speak to you. They'll speak to you in a very peculiar manner. They won't resolve this no reason why noon is called newness there. Christine scott. If you ask her, we'll tell you. She says it's you can see. No, and no and there won't be. We don't do businesses usuals. But I thought actually I heard her say that recently. But when we first began, noon, we were calling it book. And it had these two wonderful os in the center. And then a pair of young men came. To us beseeching us, please please don't call yourselves book because we're starting glossy magazine that's going to be on every street corner. And we're calling ours book. So would you please season desist? And I really don't understand why we see Ston desist. But it was a good idea to to cease and desist. And to come up with noon and Christine told me that it was Emily Dickinson's favorite word, and that the double o was symbol for Infinity. So Christine was with me at the start of noon, and I still count on her as a very important consulting editor, and and she is the source of this very important and significant word, I Michael silver blood. You're listening to bookworm from the studios at Carnegie Hall talking with Diane Williams about the collected stories of Diane Williams will continue after the short break. KCRW sponsors include Netflix, presenting the original film, Roma now nominated for ten Academy Awards, including best picture and best director Alphonso Koran Roma is nominated by the writers guild for best original screenplay and by the directors guild for best director Alphonse oh Koran. Vanity Fair calls Roma. The best film of the year. Alphonso Korans masterpiece breathtaking and life-giving Roma is now playing in theaters everywhere. Donald trump. I voted for Hillary Clinton. I was not able to vote because I am not a US citizen. Six Americans have recorded their lives since Trump took office two years ago here how their stories have changed the one word that I'm feeling about politics would be hopeful. Our government is a dumpster fire. I don't paint come going to be interested at all anymore, and he politics get this special audio documentary at KCRW dot com slash two years. I'm Michael silver plant this bookworm. And I'm talking with Diane Williams about the collected stories of Diane Williams, surprising narratives and rare feelings over three hundred new and previously published short fictions now. Tell me. What does it take how much revision variously speaking goes into one of your stories? It's a lot of revision. Yes, I'm struggling very much right now this morning. I was struggling yesterday struggling so three or four pages that I've been working on any any one of these sentences might have been rearranged. Uncountable times. And every time I think I've got it. Right. And then, of course, I rearranged the words, but then the words aren't the right words, and then there, and then the whole the whole of it is leaving me absolutely nowhere. But I have this sense that if I if I could only capture. My that prayer believe believe please believe certainly may have done this once or twice before in a way that that you thought brought you to a significant they knew Mon catch do it again, but months passed so yes, it's it's very difficult work. And and there's a lot of of. It's painful, it's very painful, and I'm sure you know, that from any artist you might speak with could you read another story. Okay. Let's see how about there's always a hesitation before turning in a Finnish job. Beneath his coat when I first met him. His shirt had seemed to broken out into an inflammation into a lavish plaid or a strong of checkered pattern. There was a stretch of time when my future materialized on account of Dan, we fried things on the stove top and made coffee formally. I'd been disabled and chilled the usual story. So then the hamburgers had become fun. Dan was doing the job of keeping us together. And he was creating a little garden at the back of the house and the garden was extending onto the beach and the garden didn't have any grass to speak of. But we had this vision of growing things there. There was a daisy we were trying to grow. There was another flower that looked like an artichoke. But it was not only to be a garden of landscape plantings. It was supposed to be equal to our worth. One day when we were out in the garden a dog that had been chasing rabbit came up to us dance at a low, and we kept that dog. It was a tan dog. It was a mix of the best available species. And the dog was trembling. He had that look in his eyes. He had the heart to do any work that was necessary. But we had nothing for him to do. And I was struck by how the dog was featuring so prominently, for instance, we might think to go someplace, but with the dog like it. The dog had his leisure hours, and Dan, and I had been together longer than I expected, and I was all tired out because we had indulged ourselves and every desire, although occasionally, we still had a lustrous sunny day with lots of time in it more than usual. These days when we tie up the dog in the yard. We can barely been to weed the weeds and the dead flowers. Clumps are like the stacks are used dishes with the dribs of Jolyon bite, Merck bread Croat's that are hardly ever put away. So how much more describing is necessary to assess if we're done expecting something even more fortunate to turn up. I was stepping into a corridor. It was empty except for Dan, he moved back awkwardly, but then his face road toward me like a steel magnet and it landed on my face with a bump. He hasn't enormous head and pale pigmented skin. I ran into him again later, and then there was a long long time without my seeing another human being and after the last year's Rover we were dead. Talk about an end. I'm at a certain point. I do notice. That there is. Certain amount of commentary on the story in its title. Or within the story earlier you read. If told correctly, it will center on me now lot of fiction is first person fiction. But here one is very rarely told that if it's being told correctly it will center on the right? It's a wonderful notion because that is true. Isn't it? That if told correctly, the writer will come to the fore if told correctly, it will center on me, even in the story as carefully pushed apart from the brighter as some of those in winds Fergal Hieaux, they are sure would Anderson you can't escape that. No. And one of the reasons that I like them. So was that I remained for such a long time uncertain. Whether I was getting them at all, and that was entirely a pleasure to me. Well, that's good because that's untiringly pleasure to me because I want to reread them and be carried further or think a ha- I understand it now or I'm almost understand it. It's kind of. State of dizziness where you're sort of teetering from not knowing to knowing that I think this this particular sort of experience has accompanied. Great moments in my life. I've been talking with Diane Williams, author of the collected stories of Diane Williams published by so ho- press. Thank you for joining me. Thank you very much. Michael you can visit KCRW dot com slash bookworm. For a podcast of today's show. Also available at apple Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts, and you can listen on demand with KCRW smartphone, apps extra special, thanks to New York's contributor, Alan Felsen, Thole normal special. Thanks to my assistant and co producer. Sean Sullivan, Allen Howard is associate producer the technical director is less should for trick in New York. And Mario Diaz in Los Angeles. 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Three Drink Minimum #6: Is Tyrell Williams the best WR in the NFL?
Welcome back at the sewed six, three drink minimum podcasts and. Who buddy? How about that? A blowout victory for the charges. It doesn't feel like those happen a lot, but I think what we saw is the best of all worlds for the chargers. We saw where the special teams really doesn't have to do anything. And when that happens, they're good. We saw what the defense should be or what I think what the defense was expected to be coming into the season as far as being able to generate pressure when they're one on one looks being the secondary being able to make plays on the ball and getting off the field. And then we saw the offense humming along rivers, not having to do too much rivers making plays giving guys chance to make plays running game, getting going, getting everybody involved in analogy, tyrel Williams note no Mike, Mike Williams today, but still saw lot lot lot of good things and it was a nice team win. So let's. Go through it and I think we have to start with Thai whale Williams in the only way to start off this podcast. The only way that I know how to start off this podcast would be is Tyrone Williams, the best receiver in the NFL. So Tara had four targets. He caught three of those targets for one hundred eighteen yards. Two touchdowns. Somebody said this daring, the game to me where the like James today with games, like how tyrel play today is gonna make it so tough to hop off the bandwagon just because he can go so many games where he just doesn't do anything it doesn't make plays, doesn't do. This today happens where he shows off at speed man shows off that some of his traits are unlike almost any other rec- reunion fell. Just he is that fast. He is at big. He's actually very, very quick with the bond, his hands too. So we saw him extend something that Tiro has had issues with is with him being as big as possible. He still doesn't like go up and get it, but that wasn't a problem today. We saw them go up and get it twice in the one where he extended was something that you would think would be natural for him on the touchdown where there was an obvious. False star call. Of course they didn't catch. They can call it still if you don't want him to score Stockton, knock the ball, his hands that didn't happen. Scored a touchdown in those are the type of place that man, if you can just get not even every game once every couple of game at a time that would make that would just make his value of so much in. It would help this team largest because they can get these underneath routes with Keenan Mike Williams and gates. But oh man, it was a, it was a hell of a game by tyrel in obviously, those aren't going to happen for probably December, but who cares got they got the kind of production they needed in. I'm sure it'll just give him a really big boost confidence in moving forward. You know, hopefully he can roll over. He can give give the team another another performance like that, but it was good to see from KIRO. So hats off to him. He probably he probably gets the game ball, going back the offense as a whole. Yeah, I thought out of the blocks. I really thought they had a really good game plan. The first drive, it seemed like. When with getting Okuno back with getting Russell Kun back left tackle that they were just going to, hey, let's see how good he is. Let's let's remind you how good years and they just they were running behind him and it wasn't like the traditional running, right, right off tackle behind him. It some sweeps got him on the move a little bit. They ransom reverses jet sweeps his way, but the first drive manages marched right down the field, no hesitation that are no resistance. And it was really nice to see. So I was good to have Okuno back in. I think it's pretty clear that he makes a difference in. I know that miles Gary got the best of macabre times, but Myles Garrett is very good player as going to happen. But I think what's really important here is just there. They were able to get the ground game going. I carry when for sixteen yards next rushland for sixteen yards in that kind of a kind of stabbed the the ground game in charge really for the. The first time in would feels like forever. They were able to do whatever they wanted to on the ground. Not like, when's the last time? You can say that where the charges were able to basically run wherever with whoever run any direction have success a today was the first time in a decade. So since two thousand eight was the first time that the chargers had over two hundred forty rushing yards. Last two that was against the Broncos. That's just so silly managed to think about that toward that into perspective, that's how much success they had. So is this the best charges rushing team ever? Yeah, I think it sect to say that. SCO, getting back to Myles Garrett. He did give. He did give both tackles problems occur teddy and for a couple of drives there after the initial drive he, he was. He was probably the main reason that the charges got off the field. So they went three and out to, sorry, three and out three and out in the end they had another punt that was before belong heaved to tyrel in a lot of that was just because the pressure man Oakland was living in the backfield. The beat Oko wants to the outside. He be Sam tabby to the inside. I think you'd be Tevi again on the following drive of they, I, I like the idea of spreading out, so I'm not gonna get mad at that. I mean, you wanna get your best players on the field, but was with players like players gear. Those are going to happen. But I mean who they're, they're able to overcome their will figure it out the. Misdirection is really what slow that that pressure down because in that first quarter second, early second quarter. The Browns pressure was starting starting to to take over a little bit. But once the charge back misdirection, it was like seventh grade game almost wear popcorn. Again, you can call it. I guess where if you run a reverse, you are going to have success in. I've never seen a reverse or these jet sweeps work as often as did against the Browns. Just look like they had no clue what was going on. If the charges were gonna like sweet run a sweep to the right. The entire defense would run, right? So no backside for pseudo is easy to make that call. So they wisdom good job, recognizing it, they're not gonna stop it, man. Why go away from it, whether it was to kinen Mike Williams, whoever they had, they really, they basically took the Browns pressure out of the game by running those plays. And that's when the charges has got the ball rolling in were basically to do whatever they wanted to in in the first half in those couple. Three now plays in the weirdest in the most? I wouldn't say we're in the most charger way ever. The defense was bailing out the often. So the Browns had pretty good fill position on a lot of these plays are on a lot of these series or drive ago. Four plays out next drive. Seven plays point. Nine plays for fourteen yards. Seven plays for eighteen yards as they're in charge territory, replays on turnover on downs, so they got, they got stop after the Browns for field will and they had they gave up one scoring drive at the end of the quarter at the end of the half. So. Tax of success against the Browns who who have who have been able to move the ball, they've had some success, but there I think just getting back to what the going back to what I said initially, this is what they wanted the chargers defense to look like. It was really just guys winning their one on one battles. Everybody knows Melvin Ingram can win their one on one battle, his one on one battle, but so as show get after it a little bit today more so than ever. And I think the idea of not starting Rochelle, I mean, you don't wanna be cliche, say, fired him up, but I think work is kind of more is less sky or less is more. So he's not worn out. He get a chance to pincers back a little bit and that paid off. He had a believe yet to Sachs. I thought he had two sacks. He might have just had one, but Li got in their square got in there. I think during James Ray Sean Jenkins split sack as well. So they have four think force acts in the first half that was that just never never happens. Comparative as much pressure as the Browns were getting early on. They were still able to bring rivers down once. But the charges sacks, they legit to the Browns out of either going for it on fourth down or completely out of field goal range. So that was big deal and intern. The secondary was able to play a lot more aggressive with Baker Mayfield running around was headed off, not knowing what to do under pressure. He didn't look great, but we get to there in second. But I think just when with when the charge able to give pressure with four or five and they can still play zone behind it, we saw like. What Desmond kings values desert just so good at reading the quarterback and just knowing what the routes around him are going to be like underneath as underneath defender. He is very good. He's not not great man coverage, but we saw what he can be when he when he could just read the quarterback and sit on routes, the two interceptions broke up. Another pass. Ager Phillips got in the passing lane twice actually made some really good place. He broke up a couple of passes as well. A charge in a breaking five, five cuddle passes. Men have coupla interceptions as did. Yeah, I think I'm pretty sure he was the only one who who got interception, but they were there all over the place. They were able to get to Baker Mayfield all all day nine. I think it was nine quarterback. It's to go with. It might have been four quarterback. It's as well as five huddled Saxo. When did that kinda production. When you're in that you're in the backfield that much life is so much easier on recessionary in it's it was the first time in a long time that if felt that way, one of the changes that they made so square started at defensive end for Rochelle, that was a good change instead of putting in who no, I don't know what they're gonna. Do they put in new, oh, Soo at will that I mean, he played. I don't know how well he did. I, I remember seeing a manual in their more. Can't wait to check snap cans out a snap counts out. I remember seeing column in at inside linebacker as well. In, of course, when the Browns spread 'em out, we were seeing racial on Jenkins in there, which I really, really love. Hopefully that hopefully that can stay Jacobs actually had the second most tackles on on the. On game day had eight tackles, and he also got in there on a blitz with sack. I just think when they get those athletes in there and I say this all the time when they put all their athletes on the field, they are just so much better as a team that obviously, you know, commonsense says a play fast, but they really do play faster and they just they can get to spots where just the linebackers can't get to. That is common sense. But with with no threat of the run, that's why they were able to do that make plays. I mentioned like, so Phillips will be linebacker, and they try to get one of those ball crossing routes over the linebackers head, but Phillips fast enough to get debt. He can break that play up or a quick throw where Jenkins can break on it, whereas, you know, para might not get there. So I love seeing all those dues on the field running around with with four guys, rushing with four guys and another defensive back, rushing. Our house was good. It was. It was just a really good game by the fans, and hopefully, hopefully this leads to something where we can kind of move forward in get the athletes going up it. I do think it was another the loan loan dark spot team was Trevor Williams. He continues to just not look like he did last year. He looks more like rookie year. Trevor Williams, not second year. Trevor Williams, that's problem because rookie year Trevor Williams was not a good player in this year. He has been getting beats. I wish I had the target numbers yesterday, but I do remember him giving up some some a couple of big plays and they lead to mean they were direct correlation to lead into points. But I think the good news is the chargers are aware and they are actually subbing him with Michael Davis. Number forty, three. So you're seeing Michael Davis on the field. That's why. Sometimes Davis on the field with everybody else, which is cool. But then other times they have Davis on the field in place. Trevor Williams and he gave a couple of crashes too, but he is, I guess, Davis's quote, unquote upside is is a good tackler. So he's gonna limit after the catch. Whereas a Williams just a really good athlete and he can run with gossip. He has speed to run with an Antonio Calloway, but he's just given up way too much separation underneath and him in. That's. He just hasn't been able to stick to receive this. Really. It is really tough to to play at a consistently high level at corner corners. This is probably one of the harder positions league. That's why, like for Patrick Peterson or like a Richard Sherman for all those years, it's so impressive because it's so rare to happen like that. Not. There's not really much to complain about. At once once every game, the offense just gets way too cute. I feel like I don't know if they want to if it's their way of getting Allen involved, but did it again where split out rivers, wide earth. Rivers throws the quick screen eighteen in Canaan, throws it back to rivers, resent catch the ball. If have you seen rivers in space or seen rivers move? Of course he's not gonna catch the ball. So that was a disaster. I think they go from like third short, second short, like third in twenty to come on man. There's there's no reason for that. They were. They're moving the ball right along in usually you bus. Those trick plays out either in like a sudden change or after after you get a turnover, they were marching that had like two or three really good plays in a row, and then they decided to run trick play. I think wiz has a very, I think was very good at calling screens. Like when the defense lease expects it, I think he is not very good. At knowing when to run his trick plays in history plays are have just, let's scrap those. There's no, there's no reason for it. Getting back to the defense to Baker Mayfield. I don't know. Man, I think we, we first talked about the Browns. I thought that you know the essentially he was gonna come back down to earth. He wasn't gonna play like he did against the jets. It was going to probably wasn't gonna play against the raiders just because the raiders other raiders he finished a lot of those sacks. Honestly today were on him just because in my opinion, he was just holding offer way way too long. And you can blame that on the coverage. Certainly because he wasn't receivers a couple of stop receivers, but I use twenty two for forty. Six, not great. He only had two hundred thirty eight yards. Two interceptions both of those. Both of those interceptions to me anyway, where we'll tell the second or jumping, you just can't stare down a receiver in the NFL that just can't happen. The other one here's rolling around that kind of showed show you. A little bit about his lack of arm strength, and I always thought his accuracy is overrated people think just because you have high completion percentage that you're accurate. Passer, not so much the other. The other big critique I had with faker back in college anyways was he was not a good third down quarterback. Oklahoma was not down team in that that tends to carry over. I think we saw that today. Cleveland was six for sixteen on third downs, and they had some opportunities put some points on the board, but a beggar could make a play man, so a to the charge defense. But I think we saw some limitations Baker today. I mean, if you guys are fans knew probably get a little upset about that, but hey, it it happens. As getting back to San with defense here a run defense to really good job. They had shoved had a long run. Do Johnson had one long run, but I mean outside of that held the running backs to ninety five yards, I believe. So that was a big deal to make to make bayford to keep Baker one dimensional big, Carl tied starting running back who got the bulk of the carries finished with fourteen carries for thirty four yards. That's a big man if the charges. So most teamed aren't gonna be patient enough to run the ball down your throat. So the charge your plan light like that if they can get stops. In may teams one-dimensional, be able to know pin their ears back in play, play coverage, big deal. That's gonna help in the long run a lot in, I think with these a this heavy front that they're moving to. So with Damian square who has actually who came over to charge as like a essentially, those tackle to for him to be able to hold his granite, a defensive in that's helping quite a bit in getting Legia bag. So square Leauge it in obviously, Ingram's gonna make some place in Bill Bennett in the middle with all the speed behind them closing. That's that helps a bit. It's good. It is good to see. So job is all around by the defense in. I mean, Baker made Baker did not do them any favors. I thought under pressure whenever color, like whenever the charges flash, their color, his is just dropped. And he was just a completely different quarterback. At for some reason. I don't know if I know he did slip when he's running at bows in on his that limp kept up the entire the entire game, but it'll right man. He didn't look good, but he didn't look right. I will say though what the main takeaway that I just had on defense was they were just faster than the Browns. So whatever they wanted to do, they could if they, they could beat the Browns receivers to spot. They could beat the running backs to the spy, be the offense lineman to the spot, and it really showed. So for the first time all year, I would say impressed by defense. That would be my main takeaway offensively. I mean, guys just made plays Melvin. Gordon was running his ass off. He, he broke so many tackles. He looked really, really good. He he averaged at one point in the third quarter, the the charges were averaging like nine yards of pot on the ground. That's just ridiculous. And even. As the game was going on, they were still up there. They finished with six point, eight yards carry, which is still really freaking good. So Melvin win eighteen for one thirty to seven yards. A carry three touchdowns equa had seven carries sixty yards. Canaan kinen would have had more rushing yards than any of the Browns. He had four cares for forty one yards. Mike Williams that one carry where he went ten yards like like we said, they were able to do whatever they wanted to. So it was it was a dominant win in. That's what you need. That's what that's kind of that's kind of performances that you that good teams may. So it was good in. It's it's getting closer and closer for us to be able to call them good team. We will see next week, so they're gonna have to take care of the titans. Titans are. I don't think the titans are very good. I didn't think that were coming into this game and they just got completely shut down by the ravens today. So we will. Men, three in a row should be four in a row. If they take care of the titans. On the much left to talk about just because the charges played a team who the Browns were thought of to be very, very good. Most power had the Browns as top ten unit. So for them to basically basically shut them down for Noah, Reyna ways that's big deal and they're able to not, you know, not just do it one way. They had things going on the ground with Gordon. They had things going through the air. They shut them down, they're able to get sacks turnovers like this. This is a brand of football that the charges are going to like they can play this type of style every chance to go a long way, but as good to get come back on Guinea as the season goes long, it's gonna be interesting to see once they start getting these other guys back how how they improve. If they can keep getting better, we're gonna have to. Eventually they're gonna run into the chiefs in the patriots when these good teams or even the Bengals down the line, they're solid. So. Very good team win, not much else to say just because it was a blow out and that's what you want to do as a good team. You wanna blow somebody out. So I'm Goodwin man. We will hopefully this time next week we will be doing it again celebrating a fourth victory in a row. Thanks for tuning. Go team, go charter. My name is Spencer home by name is Jason Kirk. My name is Ryan Manny. Every week combined, we've form the shutdown full Tron. Keep telling you voltron the setting focused heck nuclear college football podcast, but it's also a show about hair disaster regional grocery stores. We love Tennessee, Batman, homeowners associations bears in video games. I mean there's also some actual football discussion like about coaches, having huge contracts, coaches making terrible decisions, coaches saying really stupid things or the NC double a.'s saying released. Yeah, there's lots of stupid things in this big dome, beautiful sport. Sometimes we talk about football games allegedly. 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