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Episode 24: Greg Robinson and the Campaign of We

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Episode 24: Greg Robinson and the Campaign of We

"Welcome to another episode of Pod for good podcast or we talked to the change agents trying to make Tulsa Oklahoma and the world more vibrant inclusive place I'm your philanthropy Jesse rich and I'm your vice, Admiral Flint pod Chris Miller, and today our guest is Greg Robinson the second who by day is the director of family and community ownership for Medicare's and by night, and also by day is running to be the next mayor of Tulsa. We talked to greg about why average isn't good enough anymore how helping all communities in Tulsa can make it a more attractive place and why him? Why now for mayor of Tulsa Enjoy. We are very excited to have Greg Robinson the second on the podcast today Greg Robinson is. In the daytime, the director of family and community ownership from cares and also during the daytime and the nighttime and all the other times as a candidate for the mayor of Tulsa. Gregg welcome to welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you for having me. Glad to be. I've been watching some of your your videos like your your announcement video your speech at the June Eighteenth Rally which June tenth rally campaign video quite Nice like very inspiring like the good inspiring music. Let's give some people your history and politics because as we're GONNA get to later. You weren't specifically looking to run for Mayor Yourself. This is what ended up happening. Yeah absolutely. So I actually am more of an. Answer, meaning that I worked for political candidates, most of the time when I was twenty two took a job working for Barack Obama's reelection team where I left the University of Arkansas. Pine. Bluff. In the last semester, my senior year. Robert. Not Advisable to once back shop was in North Carolina in three days knocking on doors or Barack. Obama after I went back to school that's the key there and graduated than I started the history of campaigns worked in also for Kathy Taylor's reelect campaign lost work in Dallas for a state REP campaign. Last worked in North Carolina for a Senate race lost at two and then worked for. Secretary Clinton in twenty six chain and yells guest. Law. After that I Jesse in Chris I decided. maybe I should go back home. It's also and get out of campaign or a bit. And smart working in the community. So that's that's how I got Medicare's foundation. You mentioned that you didn't want this to be you you. You weren't politician you're someone who likes to organize to help so. What chain of the past two to three months that? Made you decide I have to do this? Well reached. At Medicare's four years really. Working in what we thought was collaboration and partnership with the mayor in his chain, and while I think that his team is quite fabulous, I feel that the mayor sold myself and our community ability goods a lot of times he's continuously said the right things when it comes down to making the decisions, he's consistently chosen. Political. Expediency over the people that he said he was there to serve and so for me that all came to a head you months ago when we took to the streets Tolson from all sides of the city to demand better to demand more, we pushed the mayor to negotiate with us. We thought that we will negotiate in good faith on four common sense demands to improve the safety of all tokens. He gave us the go-ahead he he said Yes to those demands and then two days later goes on national TV and says that racial bias doesn't exist in the Charles. Police Department and that terrence crutcher junior for instance, his death was due to his inability to deal with drug addiction because of the very clear implicit bias that that officer Betty Shelby had before shooting and killing him that showed me that this mayor. Although he talks of the right stuff that didn't really have what it took. To lead our city in the right way in for me understanding that it was the eve of. The race massacre anniversary understanding that we've never had in the city of Tulsa anyone seriously contend that wasn't white that it was time to give told sins a different sort of choice, and that's what I am. So I think that in the months following the decision Mayor Bynum has shown himself even more in that way I was not a mind reader. I didn't see the future, but it certainly his reactions and inability to stand up to donald trump protect tolkien's I think are very emblematic of what Communities who are kind of on the periphery in consistently left out of the status quo in the conversation have felt for the past four years. So that's why I'm running I feel that I had no choice at this point I know some people have come out in will say defending. Mayor Bynum saying that some of this was maybe outside of his hands or he's tried to do things to will say make things better for all Tulsen's. But because of pushback he hasn't been as successful as he has won it. So how would you kind of balance accomplishing your goals and sticking to sort of your morals and beliefs with I guess what you might call playing the political game to try to get things accomplished. I don't believe in. Playing politics when it Endangers the safety of tokens I don't care what the personal cost is. That's a lesson that I learned from my father and my mother I believe that you have to leverage the office of the mayor and your relationships with City Council annual relationships with community to build consensus. It was Dr King himself it said the measure of a leader is, can he mold consensus? Can he search out consensus and to me? That's the difference between myself. A mayor bottom mayor bynum is okay with just searching for consensus and that's why one day you'll hear something and you'll be excited about it in the next day. When he goes to a different crowd, you'll hear something else because he searching or whatever it is going to get him politically to the next day. Nothing wrong with that unless you're actually trying to do things for people and that's where I am. So in my work, I worked with the city as well. The everyone at the city does not agree with me opposite he counselors don't agree with with my views, but when you're able to sit down. Understand where people shared interests and self interests are what they're trying to get across in communicate what you're trying to get across and put the effort into actually finding a solution when people know where you are. It's a lot easier to work within whether you all agree or not, and to meet we've seen countless times where mayor Bina, because of the fraternal order of police or because of the Republican. Party he's softened on stances that he honestly had the majority of Tulsen's behind him. Again, I'm not someone who is running because I disliked mayor mine him or like him as a person I'm someone who is running because I've felt betrayed by his inaction. And so this is not a personal election. This is about. The fact that we can do something better in the city of Tulsa. As long as we have a leader that's willing to stand with people I'm instead of politics. I'm pushing back on that. Political statement because I think for too long we allow. Political Ambitions to cloud proper decision making and to me that's why there's so many people who are disengaged with the political process overall and quite frankly why you get someone like Donald. Trump, in office because people literally say in sales will at least I know where he's at even if I don't like him at least I'm more rich. That's where we've gotten to. So for me I, think we all went to Tulsen's to say, Hey. Forget political party. This is what I stand for. If you agree with these means vote for me if you don't don't vote for me but at least you'll know where I am right and I don't I don't know where vitamins right Up until recently, Judy, Benham had the support of very sort of progressive social justice type oriented organizations and people. What is your response to people's concerned that they want to vote for you but they are worried about splitting the sort of progressive numbers driven vote that leads to neither you nor gt bomb gang elected the Ralph Nader problem which I know is before your voting time because you were much younger than Chris and I but. Like what would you say to those people? Well Here's what I'd say we have a general primary this coming up on August twenty phase. The two candidates who get the most votes are going to go to the November election. If someone does not get over fifty percent I, think that the way that this is set up quite frankly being one that there is. No. Democratic. Primary Republican Pharmacists General Primary that people should vote for the person that they feel represents their values represents the direction that they wanna see the city go in the most sometimes again, we play this mathematical game if you're willing quite frankly to. Not, support, someone at this point because of because of a fear of of putting some sort of vote quite frankly you're not in the place. Of. The voters that I'm actually talking to in finding four and the reason I say that is because there are people in West. Tulsa right now with two and a half times fewer job opportunities than folks who live in town there are African Americans whose families have almost half of the income of the average white family native Americans are three and a half times as likely to. Be denied loans than white Tulsen's right. Now, if you go across the river to the West or to the or the highway to forty four to the north, the air becomes more toxic. It's harder to find housing harder to find sidewalks harder to find fresh food harder to find jobs in transportation and then when you look at the life expectancy gap, still an average of eight point. Four years between all south tolls ZIP. Code in North Tulsa Zip Code what I'm saying is that this is not an election that has no urgency to it. We have been suffering here in Tulsa we've just couched it in a in a in a beautiful package, but for as long as I can remember people who are kind of outside of that bubble in Tulsa have been struggling. And that's really what this campaign is about. It's to say that until we all have a mobility until we all feel safe until we all have opportunity, we're not gonna be the city that we say we want to be. So I say this to folks who are wondering about who they want to vote for I think I'm very clear about who I am and what I stand for. I don't. Think I'd say votes vote for it or not from that perspective I don't think you're GonNa get the same thing mayor Bynum as you're getting me I don't think any candidate particularly right now is going to give you what I'm giving you. Whether you like that are not is totally your choice. I'm not going to try to convince you I know one of the things that wind bynum was originally elected to the big things going for him was one the team he had put together and to his relationship with the city council and. And that's shown. He had a great ability to push what I'll say are. Some of the less controversial issues that he championed he was very successful with that. What his, what's your relationship like with the city council and how can you use that relationship to accomplish your goals? Absolutely. So I'll say this I've been able privileged to work with all of the council members some who've now rolled off and have now works with the new council members as well on several different projects whether it's housing whether it's healthy. Neighborhoods overlay whether it's the criminal justice US and the equality indicators in working with them on what the city can do better and again. We don't agree on everything. But I think if you ask them, they would say, Hey, Greg Robinson is extremely consistent. He always comes speaking not for himself but for a community and we're always collaborative and transparent with what we're trying to accomplish. Have approached the council in data oriented way where we're not trying to present our opinions as much as the qualitative and quantitative data that we're surfacing on behalf of these different areas of the community and to me that those are skills that. You need as a matter. The other thing I would say is when you talk about the mayor's teams I, am just as close to the people in the mayor's office as the mayor is Ashley, Philipson Director Assistant Director of community development is a very dear friend and someone who we wanted to go to the mayor's office. She was the director of Medicare's foundation where I worked wonderful relationship with with Becky glico doctor, Erin Cayenne cameras. All of these folks are are incredible Toll Sans in our in our doing incredible work and I have worked with them Mike my capacity at met cares. To advance many of the things within the resilience strategy and the the equities that the data points out and so again. You're not getting someone in my candidacy who is four into the city of Tulsa foreign to the city government or foreign to the good work that has gone on in the city what you're getting in me as someone who because I've been. So close I've seen how close we truly are to taking the next level going to the next level as a city, and it is my estimation that it is a leader that. Is Willing again to finish it off regardless of the political or personal cost to to to get us to that to that place. So the parallel can feel very small, but that is the mayor's job. Right after you hire a staff in a put the proposals in front of you the after the community is supporting after the council is on board, it's your job to cross the finish line and if every time A. Public interest grew stands up in threatens you you'RE GONNA back down you're. You're you're you don't have the chops for that position. Look I can. Maybe you have mayor bottom on the podcast and ask him why he's made those decisions. I. Don't know but I'm telling you I was a supporter. I was a community advocate, a worker in good faith and I have felt betrayed by the decisions that he has made in has not. I mean, it does seem from the outside looking in mayor bynum had done more. To move the needle on. Equity Issues for Tulsa than. Seemingly most of the previous mayors had done. I mean was that more just cosmetic was would they're not real movement inequity or is it just that that now when the rubber meets the road, the changes aren't really being made. Less than a third of African Americans feel safe with the toast police department you saying the equality indicators reports now come out for two years. Bayer Bina says the right things but quite. The bar in the city of Tulsa for equity wasn't that high to begin with and quite frankly we've gotten so used to average being good enough just moving the bar forward just a little bit in this moment in the country what you're saying is that that can't be enough anymore right which should not have to people should not have too big to feel. Human in their own cities the Latin next community, the immigrant community should not have to beg to feel safe walking out of their homes trying to go to work in a city where we know that the contractors that are giving them the jobs very well know their immigration status right. So let's not play as if we are not benefiting from the immigrant community while we're trying to lock them up in, deport them without protection when you think about the issues with the the longstanding issues with poor communities in this city whether they're northeast Tulsa or whether. They're West Tulsa. These communities have been left to languish wear drugs at an absence of economic development has continued to cop pulverize any growth that that wants to develop out of there, and instead we focused on what we're doing well in the kind of honeypots, right the the midtown's downtowns in as long as a mayor is doing that everyone ignores what they're not doing mayor bynum is no different in that, and so all I'm saying is that sure is mayor bynum doing what all the other mayors have done and maybe putting a sweeter in on. Yes. But we weren't. We've there was a whole portion of Tulsa that wasn't hasn't been happy for a hundred years. Right and so no, he's not doing enough I'm sorry because he's doing the same things that everyone else was doing before now again, there's a portion of Tulsen's who that is comfortable to. That's where they're used to I. Get it right But there is a large percentage of Tulsen's. Who are being left out in the end so then the question becomes will, why does that matter to those who have felt good we actually don't realize what we're missing out on by not being as inclusive city in welcoming a city as we could be if we had an inclusive economic development. Strategy. We could compete with the Houston's with Dallas's deals with the fails we have people who Could come Natasa right end stay, and build their lives and build businesses. But because we're still in sort of a time work backwards space, why would I when I can go to these cities that have more cultural diversity have more economic diversity and I feel like I have a better chance to make it why wouldn't I move to a oiseaux broken Arrow when I know I, can just go to church in Tulsa but I don't have to live there. Because communities outside of downtown or outside of Middletown they don't have the sort of. In housing investment right in them, and I'm saying when a city is built on sales tax dollars, we know that's what drives us. We have to actually be focused on creating multiple pockets of economic development in healthy housing. So the wherever you live in the city you feel as if you're connected, you feel as if you can stay right there that sort of economic growth that sort of prosperity for everyone ultimately creates a more prosperous city in all of us enjoy the benefits of the and so again, this is not about taking from anyone. This is about saying when we add to others around us, were all going to experience the benefits of that. And I have just been. I've been waiting on a leader to say this is approaching one I take adopted Mayor Bynum was going to do that. He signalled those things but he hasn't delivered. You ended up answering the question I was GONNA ask which was pretend cry to midtown Republicans what would you say to us that? Like a rising tide lifts all boats sort of situation, which again, that makes sense to me, and even though you did answer my question, I'm going to ask you a little bit differently, which is that, how would you talk to people who have been doing fine under let's say any Tulsa mayor up until now. Right but people who might feel like who even matter what you say might be concerned that a program you that you're going to do is going to take some sort of tax money city money away from their neighborhood to spend in. West Elsa in Nortel. I actually play this. I think that Tulsen's our greatest resource and I would ask them do they really know how our money is being spent because I certainly didn't until I are taking a deep dive into the budget I would say to them hey one of the things that I wanna do is create a participatory element of our budgeting process just like we do in our vision packages so that we the the city of tolls of the departments that we're made up of. After come out to you on every side of the city and say look. Years a pot of money that we can decide how we want to spend it that way they have ownership investment in where their sales tax dollars within the city of Tulsa are going. The other thing I would say to them is the city of Tulsa, again is built on sales tax not property tax so it actually doesn't matter how wealthy. You are in terms of the place that you live. If you are spending money in the city of Tulsa living in the city of Tulsa you have just as much right to see the diversity of tax dollars is anyone else does in that's why it's such a good strategy to get development in every corner so that people don't have to travel so far to benefit the city of Tulsa right? It's literally a math problem. From my perspective. And then the last thing is. I think sometimes we assume. Unfairly that people don't want to see other people succeed I think that because we played politics so much that it it becomes kind of tagline in a for as but one of the things that I get excited about is when I have conversations like the ones I'm having with you walks I don't know what you thought of me before this interview but I, don't think that the things I'm saying are coming off to you very radical or scary. At all at. That's the same thing that happens when we have conversations with Tulsen's in general. Yes. Grew up in North Tulsa but I went to school at Eisenhower National I'm fluent in Spanish I went to Monte Cassino middle school a very affluent community and then I graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, I have been an engaged in have ranson and really family from every corner every socioeconomic. Boundaries within the city, the messages that I'm coming from is a space of. Of How do we improve? Tulsa, for all of us because. I feel as if I have a little bit of every part of Tulsa that. Inside of me and so I think again, what I'm excited about this election is to say that we've just been so used to only sing things one way. We don't have to be threatened by another way of thinking, and so I just want to engage with. Midtown Republicans or conservatives in inside that. Hey. I think actually we are more alike than we are different. Let's engage in a conversation. Let me understand what is important to you are pulses what do you value and then let me give you a perspective of what Tulsen's that may be. You don't experience quite as much as they value and can we come to Collaborative spaces, can we come to agreement on on where we want to go as a city? The last thing I'll say is while while I, have value Y. Have Vision I'm not immovable object right I'm not someone who says the way that I think it needs to go. This is the way it has to go I want us to succeed as a whole and if communities organizations, groups have ideas and best practices on how we can have inclusive growth than I. Woke those to the table. So yeah, I wanNA talk to everybody. And and I think what that does is it Kinda breaks down the barriers that have kept us apart for so long? I think Chris is a better judge of whether what you said seems radical. Than me as someone who is raised by two. Super. Liberal. New York Jews in Broken Arrow. Oklahoma. So. You talked about a series of campaigns that you worked on where you lost. I'm GonNa make an assumption that the Hillary Clinton one was the most depressing of those losses but. What did you take away from those losses? Well, the thing I love about organizing is the result of the campaign was loss, but organizing is actually all about building power within the communities in which you are, and so while the campaign result was a loss, actually the the benefit to me was, for instance, being in in in Dallas when I was in the Arts district there, which is known as kind of Oak Cliff. I was able to engage with the latter makes community and get them politically involved. They were trying to elect their first lap they next representative in. North. Texas at time if you can believe that for just getting them engaged in teaching them the organizing skills was incredibly power When I started my campaigning, the story I tell Lofton is I was knocking on doors and I was knocking in kind of a single muggers home, a sort of neighborhood. And a young man answered the door and I gave him my spiel and he after I finished he said to me hey, I was brought before Barack got elected man broke. Now you get the hell off my porch. was incredibly heartbreaking to me right because I had on this sue was coming from from the university and I was working for the first black president and I'm a young man and I'm changing the world right and he brought me back down to earth and said, remember where you can't. This community is just like the lesson that I took from daddy as how people really don't believe government works for them. It is our job to teach them that they actually have a voice in they have a responsibility to demand that it does right and so the wind that I got out of that campaign was not just Barack Winnie. But. The that city that I worked in elected their first black female mayor in the also passed an ordinance that pushed the bus kept the bus routes going past six PM. Can you imagine right? Exactly. You imagine not hiring buses that run after six pm but it was this sort of city where there were the haves and the have not in in. Florida. When I worked for the Hilary Clinton, campaign again act traveled from Iowa to Alabama to Missouri and then to Florida working organizing up in communities that have been long forgotten, just giving them the inspiration giving them the hope giving them the tools to say regardless of whether we win or not you all now have the tools to impact their community. That's really what I. took away and and so when I came back to Tulsa. That's the work that we've done. The reason that there were thousands of people protesting in the streets of Brookside in Tulsa Oklahoma right. Going as far as to shut down a interstate or half an hour was not just because we woke up one day and decided that's what we wanted to do. It's because we organized and built power months to people and said, hey, we can do something about the issues that we're facing and to me that's why this campaign of Mine it makes ludicrous to some but to me and to folks who have been. Working in this space it feels like a very natural progression because it is saying that, hey, we've been in City Hall. Now we've created we've research we've we know what solutions are to the issues, and if we don't have a mayor or leadership at his willing to go the extra mile to to help us get those things done, then we'll do it ourselves because we feel empowered to do that and so to me. Even if you don't agree with me, that's Okay I essentially just want to create a Tulsa where there is more civic action more civic responsibility I think we'd get better as a city I don't want to own the city of Tulsa. TO BE A. A Monolithic thinking place I just want more people to be involved in the process and I think that those lessons are what I took from organizing across the country even in the losses, it's not about the result it's about the process for me, and that's what this campaign is. About are we gonNA run a campaign of week where we're talking about issues that are affecting Tulsen's in have affected them for a long time? Are we gonNA give Tulsen's a choice are going to impact the direction of the city win or lose so that we can continue advocating on fighting for better city win or lose. Sorry those really good. So I know that you've you've referenced that some of those same leaders that you've worked with our mentors to you Dr Tiffany crutcher many others you've mentioned would have you taken from them that can help you both in the campaign and also if you're elected mayor. Absolutely. So I just started shifting graduate because you mentioned her the fact is she took her twin brother's death row again, regardless of of what you feel about that, her twin brother Dot. So from our perspective, she lost the twin brother. She took that death and said. I'm going to inspire your. Change I'm going to take the worst thing that could have happened to me and turn it into something positive for me other people as I can. The reason that they're resonates with me is I have a mother who. Lost Her career as a senior accountant at the Williams compromise right alarm if if it's not the largest employer at one time I was in the city. To senior accountant their. Last her career because of her bout with multiple sclerosis. My mother can no longer walk. My mother is bedridden mother lost her husband. My I saw my mother basically lose everything and yet if you Chris an you Jesse go visit her right now she's GonNa. Look at you kinda funny. Turns it aside. You why you haven't been working out in the gym And we'll see what she can help you with because that's what she's about to not worry about her law. She's worried about what she can do for other people. Those, that sort of my set is one that I try to emulate intake into my work. One of I've been saying selfless is really not selfless is self last right I think it's a wrong thing to say self listened myself list I. Just try to put myself last in terms of of of mice being a servant. Now, another mentor of mine is Vanessa. Who is by any stretch is again whether you agree or not you have to admire her ta- Nasty you have to mar the fact that you know where she stands. The thing that I am shocked by is on the outside, you would say woo mad black woman right active protester if you take five minutes and talk to Vanessa Harper, she's one of the detail oriented critical thinking legis legislative leaders that we have in our city and quite frankly I would say in our state she is so detail oriented she is. So in the weeds, she's such a good policy maker and so committed for her to her constituents. That is something that I've learned from her mentor Oh my goodness up forget it Shirley Chisholm is she takes his but that unbought unbiased model again when you when you listen to me, you're like, why is he so? So aggravated with people who WanNa play politics because when we're bought, we're bossed right and so for me I think mayor bottom a little bit is is bought in Boston I. Think it's affecting his decisions. So I take that from her is to remain true to your constituents more than your political. Ambition. Those people are folks that I that I genuinely look up to, and then the last one that I wanNA mention is actually Reverend Wright online who is the executive director of make cares foundation is also the pastor a Metropolitan Baptist Church and is someone who I have just seen always lead with grace hours league with patients, and although he has some very strong beliefs, he has an incredible ability to kind of reach across the aisle in. Communicate with folks who may be from totally different worlds than than he is and I think because of that, he really is able to impact people that he comes across also impact the entire community of Tulsa for good that is that is a skill set that I am trying to learn from and developing grow. The other thing he does incredibly well is he puts people in position that are talented and allows them to do work in. That is also another aspect of my leadership style is that have to have all the answers I think that this earlier to you? I want to find the best people if they exist mayor bindings administration right now let's keep them if they exist outside, let's go find them in the unless put them in position to lead our city in the best in the best way. So those are three folks that I've I've. Learned From and continue to learn from I'm just proud to be able to work alongside every day. Let me ask you so. Curve six, seven, eight weeks ago Chris and I had a Samson young way on the podcast a day before. Was Killed and we were talking with him about. How, hard like how he had to start an organization just to find out how many people were killed by the police on a yearly basis And one of the things he talked about was. No matter. How powerful a like mayor or governor is when it comes to issues to the police, they have to deal with apparently the one remaining union that survived the union busting the past fifty years, which is the the police union yet, right so Specifically talking about Tulsa. What as mayor could you do when? All you have is sort of PR and your voice, but no actual ability to change the rules of a organization that controls who you can hire. You can fire what the rules of engagement are, etc. Oh wow. Have really bought into this propaganda that is good. Our of the vaginal order release it. It's such a propaganda machine that we think that a union ayatollah shape apparently are. Honestly, we have to have self awareness problem just listen certainly unions protect the folks that they represented in I don't WanNA sound. Anti Union at all, I'm not what I am is is anti corruption. Would I am antibeach against the best people and so I say this I mean this if the fraternal release tomorrow at begins to reflect the wants and needs of people and even most of the police in there that they're supposed to be representing I were one hundred percents of Horton. Now, the reason that I don't support them is because in my conversations with police officers I don't actually see what the fraternal order of police expelled saying being reflective of what the rank and file a police officer actually believes in in an represents, win the win, the fraternal order police comes out and says that in office of the independent Monitor is going to increase cry that's propaganda. Right let let's explain what an office of the independent monitor is I'm GonNa do this on behalf of mayor binder because I I want to stand with him if you whatever stand up so In Office Independent. Simply provides an outside office that will sit with internal affairs during investigations and then actively monitored that investigation providing advice. Hey, why don't we interview these options? Why don't we interview these witnesses? Hey here's my recommendation on what the punishment should be that way whatever internal affairs and the monitor come up with together while they're proposing this to the chief and the mayor, and then sitting with the chief and the mayor to decide of the punishment or not punishment there's been. An outside source that has had is on that that actually creates a decision that has built in more trust into it. You see what I'm saying. So it actually builds trust within the community that has nothing to do with with with increasing cries if there's a citizen review board component that holds that outside independent monitor accountable so that they are accountable to the citizens not accountable to the police force they're investigating it just makes common sense yet you see A. Fraternal of release come out and try and spew propaganda. Right. So then that makes someone like me who is always on the side of people very frustrated. When I don't see the fraternal order of police come out and be aggressive against officers that are making the majority of their good officers look horrible and make their jobs harder. I get very confused when you get it when you have an officer come out and make racist comments, right? We don't even say that word but I'm going to say it. Major Gates made racist comments right in public. He's a major. In the force, the fraternal order police should have been the first group to come out and say, this is not reflective of what we stand for. When you don't do that you a white supremacy you give room for systemic races right. Major Yates is still on the force when you see officers come out and aggressively. Arrest Young people in their neighborhood walking across the street. When Chris and Jessie? I'M GONNA go back and look at the cameras downtown but I bet I have spotted you. They walking down to all the time. I do it on purpose from these are the scenes down. Anti. What we want in terms of creating a police force where they feel upbeat where they feel good about what they're doing and win the fraternal of police doesn't come out against that when the mayor doesn't come out against that it actually does a disservice to their cause and so for me this is why I say that my holistic you of. Public Safety is that it has to be inclusive of funding for mental health and public resources because that is actually a real deterrence a cry we actually have to put our public servants like police officers in a position where they can do their jobs better. So we're not asking them to be mental health counselors. We're not asking them to immigration of fish. Were just asking them to be officers. Right that to me is pro police as you get I am pro good officers have all ways being can name you officers that have impacted my life just young young man officers like officer. Alexander Wright who who've committed to being excellent forever officers like Sergeant Harper Been. Forever, the police chief window Franklin himself while I was very upset at the process that the mayor undertook. I understand that window Franklin he grew up in north. Wales just like I did he came up in the Tulsa Police Department and became the head of that's an incredible accomplishment. I just wish that mayor bind would have trusted him enough to allow for a national search to take place to allow for an entire community to have a say and to have questions answered by our public. Officials so that we could then have trust in the department. Again, I am about solving the issue. The issue at hand is trust in the department. You don't Brill Trust by being a propagandist in terms of an organism police you don't build trust in terms of not being transparent in terms of your leadership in terms of your policies, and so I say all of that to say. This is not about we're not going to be afraid to stand up for Tolson. That's why in our negotiations we said mayor bynum taken arbitration. If we lose, then we lose but take them to arbitration take them into collective bargaining. You're the mayor this is the city of Tulsa. If we have to change the charter, let's change the charter but why would we be getting? Pumped. By A few people without sized power in in a police union we have to that's why our country is saying right now across the nation enough is enough and so to me, it is a representation of the inability of us to stand up to systemic racism to stand up to white supremacy and say, we are going to walk in a different light, and if you don't WanNa get on that train, you don't belong in leadership in the city of time I'm willing to say that. If you WANNA fight against that fine. But I think there are more toll since are my side more elected officials on my side and that together we want to go on a better to rich. I would have been shamed once one next. One of our, Our future guests that we're working on trying to schedule is another political candidate who I believe. It appears that you're close with Kojo Asamoah Caesar. Is it fair that you're close with him? Eric? So. have. Have you taken anything from his campaign so far and? was there any inspiration for you for why you did finally say there's no one else in it's gotta be me Joe is a lot smarter than I am. Man In Terni that that is is humbling A. Kindergarten classroom, I literally sat in the back closet of a church in wash. This man builds the foundation of an entire school and then bring it to life. I was just the person who was able to market that vision. So trust me. I, know very well, this man's capital bility's in so. I have taken a lot from him over the years with our work in his leadership style and his ability and have no doubt that he is the sort of leader that Oklahoma needs in Congress. Now to your question about my really begging because that's what it was begging. My political elders or mentor to run for office I'll I can say that I'd tried I did as much as I could because I truly believe that we needed an option and quite frankly. If you can tell by my rhetoric today I'm probably not the best politician in the world. So I am aware enough to know that. I'm aware enough to know that there are probably people who are better at the political thing than I but at the end of the day when I had to decide whether to use question. was average good enough. My answer had to be no and. It for me is personal on a level, not personal in terms of who may or buying a right not personal in that way, I wish that man and his family, all always the most prosperity. But personal for me knowing that my father walked me around. And told me what it was that my family has been in Tulsa in the state of Oklahoma. News before it was a state. That I have seen. What this? Scene were hurt through stories, what the city could be for native Americans for African Americans, and I've seen the incredible injustices that if ripped us apart as a people. and. For me on the eve of the one, hundred year anniversary of the race Nascar the question that I really had to sit with was. What do we want to be true a generation from now I didn't think that we could pass up this particular moment and not provide a choice at conversation and a question to Tulsa. and. I'll also say that as I was on the fall with with so would not a supporter with voter hoagies order but with the voter today. He said you sound like someone who? Doesn't know their chances of winning or isn't necessarily as concerned about and what I said to him was winning sometimes isn't the reason that you on it doesn't mean that you don't walk told him or you don't believe you can win but does it have to be the reason that you're running? Right? The reason that I'm running is because I think the city. Is only going to get to where we can get to if the little boys and girls in in North Tulsa East Hall. So wet Tulsa have as much faith in what they can become as the boys and girls that are coming from more press for more prosperous communities, and you don't have to say those things. To them at the end of the day, this is about combating a universal hopelessness that people who have been left out of the American draining feel an until. Endeavor for me. Is Enough of a reason and if no one was willing to step up and do that fine I'll step up endured. That's a worthy enough cause me to put myself out there, and if you say nothing else about me just know that because whether I win or lose literally the next day I'm going to go right back to doing what I was doing before, which is I need to make sure those little was in boroughs. In the corners of the city that have been left out have as much opportunity as they can cause I'm that little boy. That's who I am, and so that's what I opened today. At the end of the day that's officers about me I we have a normal question but in this case I want to ask him more pop related politics question. So as someone who has been involved in politics, are you a parks and REC? Person Avi person or a West Wing Person Or none of the above yet. Sorry. None of the above. All right I in campaigns and everybody talks about the West wing I never even watched it and were never watch it for that reason Parkland again no at. It's probably funny. But not my cup of tea, and then if I was GonNa Watch something, it would be veep. Okay. Let me. Yeah I'll stop there I acted Improperly remorse a house cards like the first couple seasons guy. Thank the good the good season the. Last last question. So let's say some of our listeners get get inspired and they wanNA connect they wanNA help out how can they do that? Greg Tulsa Dot. Com Greg for Tulsa on all of the social media outlets. I think we even have take talk organizers at this point. Then that Greg for Tulsa volunteers on Facebook, I think has over a thousand folks and growing. So all of those places, we're very active in communicating with our volunteers with our supporters join in the movement the campaign we want to hear Your Voice WanNa hear how you WanNa Make Tulsa better. For. Also, well done and making sure that your signs were bigger than Coho signs. So, your lawn signs fight I can't win the hype battle with Mike. Into? What man complex and make. Larger To confuse people saw. Think so much for joining us today and hopefully after after the runoff. You are still in the running and maybe we can have you on again and we can talk more about how you make more. Equitable and vibrant place. Thank you Jessie. Thank you. Chris. Average. Thank you. Thank you all for listening to our conversation with Greg to find out more about his campaign and how you can get evolved. You can go to his website Greg for Tulsa Dot com also, there are multiple groups on facebook And check them out Greg for Tulsa Greg volunteers all of those the first time Chris shows up in the closing of pot for good. Momentous occasion. Please remember to rate and subscribe to the podcast anywhere. PODCAST can be found and tells Tulsa again for what is I think the fifth time please be safe out there wash your hands get it done. And wear a mask.

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AP One Minute Headlines Mar 15 2019 21:00 (EDT)

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02:18 min | 2 years ago

AP One Minute Headlines Mar 15 2019 21:00 (EDT)

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Playoff Expansion & Hard Knocks Eligible Team Rankings

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1:17:24 hr | 1 year ago

Playoff Expansion & Hard Knocks Eligible Team Rankings

"The podcast Oh yeah another edition of the around the NFL podcast. My name is Dan. Had this. And I am coming to build a hero's mark. Sadler Chris Wesseling and Greg Roosevelt. What does that Boys Day? Damn got the whole gang back together. I I'm Super Bowl night. Show awesome and yesterday was a special day. Wednesday was the birthdays of both the men to my right Greg Rosenthal in the man to my left Chris wesseling happy birthday. Gentlemen thank you and also you know the WHO I consider the shadow fifth member of the around the NFL. Podcast Roger Goodell. Who THINK ROCK? Well I I'm a little disappointed. Because we had we had really actually and this is not fictitious. This is really a big surprise planned for the two of you and I spent probably two plus hours of my day. Yeah you're like really about it. I was about and I I went online to look for it was like what could we get for Greg and wes that they would both equally and joy and we were GonNa try to get you guys into some news. Entanglements some issues some football header scenario. And then have walls waltzing into the room. A singing telegram A woman named Angela was going to dress up as Marilyn Monroe and sing. Happy Birthday. Mr Presidents the American icon early icon. And I I the last minute I was just going to pay for it on my own and try to get expensed later because it was semi affordable. That's when I was like I took a step back and I hope that works for you mark but I wouldn't hold your breath. Erica was very smart. She said run this up the flagpole to at least one shadowy league figure to see what they think in the response I got was a pretty decisive no On the on the basis that a Marilyn Monroe esque figure would be in in quotes to sexual to sexual so the whole thing got the whole thing got which I find that to be absurd. It would be her coming in a song. Oh if you ended again as an American that Marilyn Monroe who monroe who represented really in some ways yes the sexual revolution of the middle of the twentieth century. But she's not some Mike overly racy a character that must be kept in the shadow. Italian I mean an actress and a singer multi-talent that scene with her singing happy birthday. Mr President has been replayed in so many movies and TV shows. That are not racist. Or you're not sending the kids out of the room and they're playing field clip hot for this production apparently what my big takeaway as we know what to get Mark I. There were a lot of options of singing telegrams and for some reason this seemed like it would have so times tracks right. That would have been perfect. But again the Chevy leak figures err on the side of caught in lieu of that. We've gotten nothing. I think that's appropriate. I think that is consistent with every birthday. We have in the. Yeah and now. Greg is deeper into his forties. West is closer to fifty than forty. I'm a few years like mark if you for years away from my Aarp Cart. And here. I still in my thirties. I'M FORTY ONE. You're the one who Spill couldn't survive a couple sleds without tearing your shoulders. So you got to. You got to heal that solar up before you turn forty and not enjoy the final days thirty. The shoulders are gone buddy. You're you're you're throwing arms gone you're swings going to be gone soon Happens it's all happening Speaking offline this West but it is sign up time for softball. We have to figure out what's going on there. Oh I threw my cleats. Oh well that's a way of like. Wow making sure you can't even change your mind although you could buy nucleus okay. Let's say you start out the championship game over three as leadoff hitter. You gotta walk away. It's just wow I mean. Doesn't the entire team need to offer some sort of a comeback story? That's what I thought but it sounds like the competitor in West died when he turned forty. Six I just don't want to be a liability and I like with my scouts. I watched that performance in the championship. Game and said your weakness was your lead ave you tape dog yourself. I talked myself. Your weakness was your leadoff hitter. The whole team set that set the tone for the whole team in. Everybody got a little too tense. Because I wasn't getting on base. It was disappointing. But the reason was so disappointing. Because you had another rock-solid season and yes you had a bad sixty minutes but I would say that would not be the reason to walk away because you went over your first three. I mean I don't listen. It's your decision. I'd love to talk to you privately about this. 'cause I wanNA bring the gang back for one more run at it. But I just can't see doing it without my conciliatory. Madan Zimmer I I will try to keep an open mind but I took the cold analytic knife to my performance in it said look. The guy just doesn't have it anymore. His body broken down. Yeah that was sobering Alright territory all right. Stick a pin in that today. Show Co I was nice. Oh yeah you're just got back from why we ran into Callejas Campbell at the airport coming back from his own baby moon and he she'll be happy to hear this throughout the entire island of why everybody in the service industry knows what a baby moon is and basically caters to it and says. Oh you know Congratu Glass Kim. One of the nicest guys in the NFL absolutely incredibly friendly incredibly. Nice as Nice as you think he was he was one of the deepest voices in the NFL Berry. And when you say ran into as in the minute he saw you in Lakisha he came up to you to sane. How are you doing or how does how does that work where he would recognize me on the street? We were tagging or bags right in the same area on the way from Kawai to L. E. X. on the way back and Kisha just said Hi. He stepped over and set alone. We chatted for a lucky show. These deeper than ever the guy in boys the men with a cane. Where all he did was the talking part Sir. Clive Campbell makes him sound like David Beckham crazy also a full head taller than anybody else at the airport giant large gentle giant though Greg and potentially changing teams this offseason Seattle brings back. That's why Schrager has number one because he's out of this. Bs about talking about the airports and baby moons. Let's Talk Ball. It's good to have a Greek. What else to say. We're GONNA hit the MAILBAG That's been a few weeks did that also Zinser even with the bumped shoulder wrote a banger the teams that are hard knocks eligible. I rank them in order for new listeners. To be clear you are the Zeus. It's not a guest. We're bringing on the show just how you just want to let if anyone's joined in hopefully we're getting some young young listeners. Now it's me ranking the least most a compelling teams that have to be on the show potentially mandatory inclusion. There's five of them but before we do that. I Know Mark has little countdown that we're GonNa get to after news. Yup I wouldn't call it a Banger but I would say that it Scott. It's packed with information. Yeah so stay tuned for that before we get to any of that though. Let's do some news. Both taller box other say town box but no matter you know who they here today on. At and talking with your favorite man. Nfl's LO named scholarly. Ooh This is like the sound pretty good way into that one. I'm glad we save that for when West return is right up wesseling lane. I love that is now that we could put that into the finals. I feel like let's do it. Sort of like the gourds version of a GIN and juice. Yeah I really do. Think that's special or different and unique from what everything we've heard so far that of course being the great competition the contracts theme song sweepstakes and as I said you have to get in submissions By the close of business tomorrow Friday. We're GONNA seal it off even if you send something in on Saturday or anytime. We're not back at it too. Bad I'm deleting it personally deleting the g mail entry so the PODCAST AT G MAIL. Send in your submissions. Connie Fox theme sung thirty seconds or less. That's another good one. Good job Ricky how curation going it's going well there's a lot of there was a few I grabbed a few for later. So WanNa to a few more at the end of the show But they're good summer. Pretty pretty bad pretty bad. Do we know who was the artist for that one for that one? I do not just got to be. We don't WANNA yeah. We are which I did hear I got. I got a little bit of a pop heat on twitter that the last entry the one we really liked we loved the first and the and the fifth from Tuesday show fifth one which was had really nice hip hop sound to it. A great beat and it was called It's a wolf stupid. I believe stupid in parenthesis at that beat might not have been original and we have to talk about one or the rap. One was clearly so people were saying Greg who loves rap so much didn't even notice the eminem be so maybe you don't really have that much we I I don't I don't yeah. I'm not familiar with late period. Eminem UNMAN I'm not apologizing all right. Let's get into it huge news. That came out yesterday a report. I should clarify that. When the collective bargaining agreement is finalized then. There's hope that that's going to happen in the next week. Which would be very good for everyone. Involved part of that agreement will be an expect change to the NFL's playoff structure and it. Could the change could come as soon as the twenty twenty season under the Currency Bay proposal that the NFL owners are pushing for this? Report is from Adam Schefter. Espn the playoff field would be expanded to seven teams from each conference while the regular season would be increased seventeen games per team in the preseason shortened to three games per team As part of the proposed playoff format only one team from each conference would receive a first round. Bye as opposed to the to the current. Currently do that would mean a revised playoff schedule. That would give a six games a wild card weekend three on Saturday. Three on Sunday Which that sounds like a lot of fun And like I said the changes to the playoff format would take effect for the twenty twenty season and then any change in the amount of games in the season moving from sixteen to seventeen. That would happen at twenty twenty one at the earliest so there. There could be a situation here where you're having the seventh playoff teams in each conference. But it's still sixteen game season but that might only be one season that we get that Your initial thoughts To that mark when you heard about this change. It seems to becoming initially Annoyed because to me translates to football in some cases people feel like it could stretch into mid to late February depending on what happens which I find unnecessary seven games. The player WON'T CHAIN PLAYOFF SCHEDULE WON'T CHANGE For that first year or two. No the playoff thing i. I'm warming up to it because essentially because it just feels like this stuff is inevitable but I thought it was interesting that Warren Sharp noted that of the twenty of the last ten years. The twenty teams. That would've made it five or ten win teams nine were nine when teams and you had six eight an eight teams that would have been shoved into the playoffs even looking at the last most recent round of playoffs and and certainly going back a few years. There always seems to me to be a team or two that I just don't buy on any level that are in the playoffs. So what are we adding are we adding of quality opponents and in some cases it feels just because you'd get that team that heated up at the end of the year and snuck into a nine win season. And you WANNA see them with a chance to go against the arrest of the playoff field but largely to me. It feels unnecessary but unavoidable. So I will just simply drag me and Ben me and shake me as you wish to do with me as you wish raw through February because it's going to get longer it's more. I'm not sure it's necessary. I WanNa clip that for the future me so it does. We are getting pulled along. If they're saying yeah why fight. It's going to happen. Yes I mean. It's being reported that it's happening. I I I don't get upset about it but I did think that the NFL of all the Sports Leagues had the perfect formula of teams divisions playoffs. Thirty two teams eight divisions. I just never. I say thirty two teams. I just started two games vision teams per division right when the two thousand to align Manhattan realize. That made it perfect. Two two playoff. Bai's I liked that twelve overall plant. It just seemed perfect. And when you look like you said Mark at the teams that are being added last year would have been the rams and the Mason Rudolph steelers and you go back the last five years. It's a bunch of teams like that that I didn't feel like I needed to see another round of biggest exception I found was the twenty eighteen. Steelers who could have done some damage And cost themselves at the end of the year but other than that. It's a bunch of teams that I was ready to say goodbye to find unnecessary too. But I'm not the one trying to grow the league to twenty five billion per year so I have that luxury of saying it's unnecessary I. It doesn't bother me like replay review for pass interference or the Castro where it's clearly upsetting the integrity of the sport. I know I don't find the integrity at stake here. Actually think it could be kind of interesting to see how it changes strategy at the end of the I don't have a problem with the seven teams from each conference. I actually like the idea that only one team gets a by. I think that creates more stakes and obviously teams will probably have to play guys week. Seventeen more things like that. If you're near the top of the standings I don't love as somebody who loves One of the things I love about sports is record books and the pursuit of various things when we go to seventeen games and it does seem like this is going to happen Last time they made a jump games they went from fourteen to sixteen and that that was in the late seventy s so going on forty plus years since they made that change and adding that extra game does change certain county stats to me and I I care about that stuff. Things like one hundred catches or two thousand yards or four thousand yards passing. You do you screw around that of an eight eight record at that stuff changes in football. Anyway it's like baseball. That's that's fair. That's fair I get that but it I I liked the way it was and the other thing I'd really is just on my radar a little bit and just seems silly. Is that when you have an odd number of games in the regular season that means half the teams are going to have nine home games and the other half. We're going to have eight asked. I texted about this yesterday and Greg. You mentioned that they're going to alternate at AFC NFC. It just seems so silly. It just seems ridiculous. I think the other the pushes probably at some juncture in the far off horizon to have sixteen international games where there's or neutral site in that respect. You know that. No one's reported that that's to me is that's my speculation but it makes sense that then you would do these neutral site games. I think initially like twenty seventeen game season and it sounds like twenty twenty. Two would be the most likely first time that that would happen that yeah the AFC will have eight home games whereas the NFC will have nine. It'll be it'll be a little weird and no one's reported yet whether and I've asked so I don't think people know whether you're going to have a second by week to in terms of player safety because I think the season could very well be two weeks longer. You get the extra aim and you get an extra by week there will be people with. Ocd picketing in your seventeen weeks. The seventeen week thing is driving me crazy. Only thing it really helps is a fantasy sports because you chop off week. Seventeen in the regular season ends three weeks before so now you can have an even number at the end of a fantasy season. I actually longer. That's nice that's all nice. It really hurts the two seed for I mean. That is the biggest takeaway. I don't mind that though I mean having one if you don't WanNa be no it doesn't that doesn't kill me. It's more I just I like. There's a reason why those teams at the bottom rarely make runs. They're not good. You know we always see as you mentioned one or two teams in the playoffs. That are Kinda like they don't really have a chance to win the super bowl so I don't think you're adding compelling teams to the mix but it's not a big deal we're going to watch. I mean we would watch anything. Of course that's not the point. They know they know. Of course we're going to watch it but it's still I like that. How meaningful every regular season game is it chips away at that. Just the tiny and I think conor or wrote a piece SL that Great League was set up. Shut up nerds. Yeah neurons leading. Another team into the postseason is a good thing and you know what? I see his point of it. I I would love it. I would actually be all in two thousand. Fifteen jets would have been a playoff team. I know and that's every noise I know they would have fits magic baby But I if they would keep it as what? It's going to end up being this year where we have the extra playoff teams in. It's still sixteen games. That's been one that's just not gonNA push back. I mean maybe maybe it will just push back on the seventeen game thing though the playoffs. I think everyone kind of get behind that a little bit. But there's I think it's easy to forget in February through June that there's a lot of bad football happening in after after Thanksgiving and a lot of crappy third string quarterbacks dueling second and third string quarterbacks. We need an extra week of that. I won't say in that's part of the argument. It's mostly just money. It's it's all money but the part of the argument in terms of the playoffs. Eating is yeah. More teams will just be alive with the with the seven game. If you're if you're the type of person that goes crazy there's too many teams in the like in contention playoff little his January thing. Like like everyone's you know it's GonNa be hard not to be in contention for the seventy we just. We just said by the way mark on Tuesday show that they're going to figure out a way to get this thing into June July Yup and close that that opening of things quiet time in the NFL where this is just another big. I am committed to try and to not complain about what is ahead. Not You cannot Essentially shut down a vastly multi trillion dollar giant that this is going to trudge over you and trudge over the land and step on your face. And they're they're meeting right now and there's so much optimism that this CBA could get done in the next week that might even be presented to the player as early as Friday to start voting on if that actually happens and all this optimism from the last few months and years is well-founded that would be a major win. 'cause I just sort of as after going through You know anyone that was around the last lockout and everything it's like. That was an absolute nightmare for the sport. And if they can do it good job by both sides avoiding that sorta locked WanNa talk a little sliding doors mark and I had just recently joined the company back in two thousand ten in the lockout hit and our old boss. Jim Loftus Very Nice Guy Called me market. All the other part timers into his office said. Hey guys just a heads up if this lockout goes on much longer I think he put a couple of weeks on it. Dead Men walking. We gotta let you guys all go sliding doors bro. And that whole time with the lockout and you remember with who was it. The Big Behemoth. That was hugging Robert Kraft. His wife had just died. Who was the big behemoth? It remember the famous photo. After the lockout ended Kevin y the nobody remembers a he he behemoths. Yeah there was a photo of Robert Kraft getting. He was the one of the top union guys was. It wasn't why probably but that whole very contentious. And if if you are younger football fan you don't really have a lot of experience with the the Labor doubt. It becomes the overriding story. It hovered with out at pro football. Talk so if we can avoid that. Not Jeff Saturday by the ones. You have Saturday. Maybe I believe no longer behemoth One quick point on this some much of football in the NFL is cyclical. And I guarantee you this point. Everyone's making about the Mason. Rudolph steelers would've made the playoffs. If you go back to the early day this podcast you will hear Greg. Rosenthal saying well look? The trend is the wildcard teams are getting to the Super Bowl the Baltimore Ravens. Just did it. Who knows what happens in five six years what? The trend will be at that time saying there was like a four or five year period where teams were making it as succeeds. That was kind of an anomaly in the history of the NFL and then at that door for whatever reason has been shot or you're going to get a seven and nine that knocks off. It helps. It helps it helps the one seed quite quite a bit. That's kind of the big takeaways. You go get that you get that one-seat I mean it's not GonNa change like in this last season. Sometimes it'll change things sometimes. It won't the Ravens would have clinched you know regardless And been able to to rest their players. Jeff Saturday there is the big. Lug Robert Kraft is an emotional emotional moment right. Let's move on Greg. Olsen has a new home. It's in the Pacific northwest. The three time pro bowl tight end assigned a one year. Seven million dollar deal with the Seattle seahawks. Mike Foale reported this on Tuesday night. The team later announced the signing Ulsan went on a free agent tour. Went to DC Buffalo And this is all set against the backdrop of his broadcasting career been doing xfl TV coverage Buddy lands with the seahawks immediately because I grew very fond of the man. Speaking of hard knocks I thought Oh. This is the end of Luke. Wilson in Seattle. You got a veteran tight. End and I Dunno thank you West that Greg Olsen tank last year he sort of moves like whitten at this point. Oh No I think the biggest problem with him. He's just never healthy anymore. He's reached the Chris Wesseling as leadoff hitter stage of his career and it might be time he has shown the ability in the broadcast booth where we know you put him in here. He's going to be one of the best color guys in the business. I'd rather see him do that. But I understand that Russell Wilson seems to be taking a more aggressive stance towards. Let's pass the ball in Seattle. Let's really do this. And maybe they're finally listening to the quarterback he was pretty productive five hundred ninety seven yards in stats in fourteen games. I don't think that was Kareem. Two thousand eighteen yards per tight end is nothing quite as quite as slow as as but should be fun It's a great landing spot in the sense that what we'll do Jacob Hollister last year tight ends were productive in that attack and if they're going to throw the ball more hopefully will. This Lee can get healthy towards Achilles. He was having a kind of a breakout season last year. Had Luke Wilson. Eating breakfast next to us at the Super Bowl the way with a. He's much bigger than I realised in person but was with another man not a football player. Who WAS GOTTA BE? Maybe six foot nine with gigantic bearden like tattoos. Oliver's body Jeff Saturday that was not jeff Saturday Athletes always bigger in person. Celebrities always smaller. Just general rule. Almost always remember when we were talking. About how Rota World Did A bad job young. Tom Pal Cerro. Nfl DOT COM. Tom Pell Sarah when clearly birth date needed to clean up. Clean it up. Well guess what they have a propeller who writes articles for. Nfl DOT COM PRIMARILY NFL network. I missed that it felt like a a potential slight. I don't think that's where they I feel like we. All three of us were in lockstep. That Rota world had stumbled here. But guess what? They cleaned it up because they had a report on. Stefan digs where they referred Tom. Sarah's NFL networks and you just have to wonder if they someone listened in took them. I hope so or are they gotta sternly worded letter from the Palacio plan our agency. Anyway PELS Herald reported that Stefan Digs. Who apparently seems unhappy Being a member of the Vikings. But it's according to Pal Cerro. It's a long shot for the Vikings to trade the talented wide receiver I think the logic here of course is at the. Vikings are close and they wanna see what they can do if they can get over the Hump Wes and losing steph on digs Barring them bringing in somebody replacement that's at his level or better. The team will just get worse and they can't afford to get worse they've invested in this current squad. I agree the is. Why should we trade one of our best players one of you know one of the top twenty wide receivers in the NFL? And I and I think a better player than Adam feeling. So why would you trade him? And why made it clear that if you want off the Vikings simply be an agitated or be just annoying enough for us to move you. Whether you're very talented or not. I think he just got. Put this out though if. You're the vikings to calmness down because people are just like checking. He deleted all his viking stuff on instagram. And he's like writing these cryptic lap rap lyrics which could maybe mean that he wants out and it's just like you got a comment. You gotta calm it down and you people are GonNa be trying to calm things down at the combine next week too but I also think other people covering team have reported that they would they would maybe listened and it doesn't make sense to me But they are a rare team. That doesn't have a ton of Cabernet. I'm going to throw the Everson Griffen News. Now because I think it's connected Everson. Griffen voided his contract on Thursday. It was reported that opens up twelve or thirteen million. And maybe that make it easier to keep Stefan digs. They might cut they rewrote. They might cut Lindvall Joseph they might bring Everson Griffen back. Who really knows but there are a team that has a lot of commitments. And I think would wanNA sign kirk cousins. Do A deal to thirty two years. He spent his whole career with the Vikings on the digs note. There has been a subtle shift over the last couple years. Certainly we saw last year. Where just because a team wants to keep a player? If he's at a certain level he might make it happened. They wanted an tonio. Brown comes with the Raiders Jalen Ramsey of course with the Jaguars could digs just by his force of will get himself out of out of Minnesota just by continuing to put things out there in social media or talking to the right person at NFL network or ESPN. And turn this into a untenable situation. From Minnesota I just think in today's NFL. Don't put that out of the equation. That that's how. The Oriental Myers just by being vocal about this. He inspires a very attractive offer from team to MINNESOTA THAT MINNESOTA THAN appeals like they have to consider. Yeah if someone's willing to give up a first round pick and I wait listen to that. And then you're like okay maybe Adrian Peterson sticking around with the redskins. The Washington football club has picked up the option on his contract for twenty twenty It will be the age thirty five season for Peterson who was rushed for over one thousand nine hundred yards and twelve touchdowns in two years with the redskins. It was never supposed to get this much work. But the problem is that various guys The two thousand eighteen promising draft pick can't stay on the field and I guess Greg reviewing WASHINGTON Decision here but if Insurance and also a reward Peterson who continues to be somewhat productive at the stage of his career. He was good last year. Four point three yards per carry ran hard. They can still caught him in camp. There's no real big guarantees but I think he looked at the landscape and he heard one man who believed always do never gave up on him and that man was Chris Wesseling and he decided. Hey I've had a hall of fame career but I need to do Chris Proud. I need to run hard in Washington. And he's earned it. He had this. You feel that to wait a back story. I do not feel that whatsoever but I did see a good tweet from Kevin. Patru said Peterson have more. Twenty yard runs last year then. Alvin Kamara Ezekiel Elliott. Talked early. Good Aaron Jones hit the same number of twenty yard runs as Christian McCaffrey and also on a team. That by you know after the coaching changes happen. You knew they were going to run the ball like forty five times game. Thompson is also a free agent. He's been there forever. He'll be gone and guys look good in the very small sample size. We saw him. I think it's fair to question or at least for the Redskins to make sure they're prepared to have another runner. There guys doesn't curric- areas. Yeah and anybody listening to this. Podcast knows I was tremendously moved and caught up. In the pursuit of Walter Payton's touchdown rushing touchdown mark Which Peterson Caught Payton? He has a hundred and eleven rushing touchdowns. Peyton one hundred and ten. He also pass Jim Brown. Who's at one hundred six next up on the list? That Peterson wants to get to the top. Three Marcus Allen. At one twenty three. That's a big ask had really been right into one eleven thirteen touchdowns next year and say that the number one Marcus Allen number three win west coaster west who's number two with one hundred. Forty five career rushing touchdowns. I don't know I was. I was not thinking I still in Hawaii but I still have. David Tomlinson one hundred forty five Russell. All right bad news not really for the browns because they are moving on anyway but Bad News for the man Greg Robinson. The former Number two overall draft pick of the rams who is in west Texas jail without bond after federal agents said they found one hundred fifty seven pounds of lead in a rented vehicle in which he in two other people were driving. This is unbelievable. The stories twenty seven years old. He spent the last two years as the starting left tackle as the starting left tackle of the browns and he's driving around near the border but the one hundred fifty seven pounds of marijuana and if convicted him this other bro and the third guy in the car was an Uber Driver. Who didn't even know what was going on and realized they had a an entire drug shipment way. Really yes as an Uber. He paid a guy to be a driver for this journey. The Guy did not get charged because he said that he did not know what was in the car and he showed federal agents Texts from Greg Robinson said. Hey if you take the fall for this I will compensate you financially and the guy was like You Go da or whatever anyway if convicted both men. Couldn't Greg Robson a twenty seven year old starting left tackle in the NFL? A couple of months ago could be sentenced to twenty years in federal prison. So we'll see how this goes. Well you know we can sign in here. What does anybody of certain age immediately calls back to Nate Newton? Who was arrested? I believe in two thousand one for two hundred and thirteen pounds of marijuana in a giant fan. Ben paid his bail in five weeks later got arrested for one hundred and seventy five pounds of marijuana and he said look. Athletes are competitive. I saw a chance to make money and I wanted to be the best drug dealer on the market. That's what Nate said. He said he wanted to be the best at this one. I thought Osama heard which was a little Recently which was I think. Seven years ago a cowboy special team who was basically like a kingpin. He was running. You know big time deliveries trailers thousands and thousands of pounds. This seems for a guy in Greg Robinson who's made almost thirty million dollars in his career. It's it seems to in between to me like the juice isn't worth the squeeze here. This small time whatever's going on here is not a big time You take it a lot of risk for not a lot of payoff considering the income you've making according to Dre or former rightfielder on the field. Oh yeah who? She's knowledgeable on this front one one of the one of the great newsroom personalities of all time and the author of maybe the defining play and shield history not arguably V. defining. Play the shoe string catch with the bases loaded. In our first title year we were heavy underdogs. And if that ball gets down Everybody's running around the bases and we probably lose in crushing fashion. Instead she makes the catch we get out of the inning. We take We hold them off in the last inning and we win our first trophy and it doesn't Abbott. Without dre where you all all of that is well. Said Drake says you could expect between ninety thousand and three hundred twenty thousand on the street value depending of course on quality of Product Right. And she's she is someone with quite a bit of Innate knowledge about the movement of Those substances so. I'm citing her as an expert. Yeah the top. Ten in the two thousand fourteen. Nfl draft just for fun to David. Clowney number one Greg Robson to Blake bortles three the jags. Sammy Watkins for the bills. Khalil Mack. Five to the raiders. Jake Matthews six. To the Falcons Mike Evans seven to the box. Justin Gilbert eight to the browns. Anthony Barr nine to the Vikings and Eric Abraham ten to the lines a lot of swings and misses they're mac at five maniacs shining moments draft analyst. Finally let's let's keep tracking what to me is the most important free agency saga of the Aussie the one that really affects all of us and the most people connected to the NFL. Tony Romo who has of course is opportunity to leave. Cbs At sign a massive contract with ESPN to become the face of their NFL Analysis and Romo talked about his decision making process on Tuesday and interview with Bannon Skin. A ninety seven on the Eagle Let's listen in To Romo who sounds like a guy ready to go somewhere. Wow as someone who's making a decision in their life like you just did you just want something to be very straightforward and make it simple so that you say let's do it yet we go and I feel like battle. I think I'm already there a little bit but we'll see how it plays out even though I think I think he's done these these breaking up with this boy Jimmy Nance And he's leaving this life he had and we talked about that. Why do you? Why is that your takeaway? I just hear the way. Because he made his decision. Sounds like he's conflicted in his made my decision. I think he's taking the money and he's and he's going to greener pastures. That's just my based on just the inflection in his voice. I Dunno nothing else other than that. All right. It's fair speculates. I mean Nancy needs him more than he needs. Nance right well the logic being. Yeah if he was staying that why wouldn't he say he was staying kind of like if you're if you're gonNA keep the quarterback you have? Why not say when you don't say anything? It invites speculation but I didn't know if there was more more to it. I have not heard that that interview that would break you know. Break Heart break gymnastics art. That's what's happening in the news. I figure we're GONNA get an announcement on that soon. Feels like something that could come out? Come combines it's not about I see shutter. It's not about money because he's GonNa get all the money he wants. I think either way it'd be. It's about the schedule. Ask GonNA match. Yeah maybe it's it doesn't WanNa work on the weekend. The Gulf all right. That's happening in the news. Mark West. You were on your wonderful baby moon When we did a bit of a power rankings who Peter Schrager respects and we kinda came down at very strange. Well we know because we number. We asked him in person and he did not. Why did this back in May and suddenly probably five times a day but we kind of came down the rankings that we had was greg one because we knew west to was a football head me three because of my work. Good Morning Football Erica. Four because the great stuff she's doing on instagram and he and Pete has a tremendous amount respect for women and number five mark. I love this segment and only five. Because there's not a six person involved in the race because I would quickly number if we wanted to include Connie Fox. She might fly all the way to number one right. I mean she's a real keeper out of three. Ltv A real TV. Hey Mark Brady to is five and then markets because he's worked with terms of setting up different things and yeah he. I think you nailed the analysis. Yeah so now with that background in hand mark wanted to offer up his top five people. He respects in the football industry in your so. You're talking Cotonou Senti Really it could be anyone who covers football. But it's has to be someone that I is that outside the NFL media empire in some cases. Okay in some cases in some cases there within the empire I mean. Nfl media like our company and we were a couple of people attached to our company. And okay okay from places beyond got it. What about us? Are we in the mix so you would all make my list without any question? Take us. You're not in it. That's an issue. We don't want to rank you right now and that's GonNa that'd be winnable. We'll save that for season twelve. Maybe all right. Let's go number five number five number. Five Kyle Brandt. I think he's It's someone who's just grown immensely over his run with good morning football. I find him a creative. He's willing to take risk doesn't take himself too seriously. And engaging football man Kyle had a great year Yang and also by the way I can tell he's been lifting weights. Because he is he is he is jacked right now. He's a little bit annoying because not only is he in fantastic shape as Damasec as often pointed out. Like the thing that jumps out to you with P- people in Hollywood or just good looking guys. It's John The when you have the jaw line. It's really a huge asset and nobody's got a line in NFL media I mean outside. And inside this company the Mr Brent. But he's also tremendously funny in a nice guy. Every day has a great reputation. You Know He. He's a nice guy. He's creative I mean he's putting us out split Balsers four people ahead of him. Well no I struggled I struggled to Who's number four number? Four of obviously as Nate Burleson. Who I'd against someone else. Absolutely you know five years ago. Who knows what would have become of his career. He's is a climber who can do anything you know. I think he's great in the booth when he's been part of a color is multi talented. It does everything and he. He's able to communicate what he knows about about. Either he's on. Cbs NFL network. And extra a Hollywood show very versatile raging talent number three number three. I mean how I have to go. Kay Adams because she also she does everything whereas you could ask. You does it. So well and all the people that I mentioned so far the fact that they get up and do the show every day multiple hours and they keep that enthusiasm and that love for the game going. It's impressive and she is a I don't think he's been delighting. Yeah she's delightful to laughs is very nice woman and she's also yes tremendously talented and grinder number two number two and I. I wanted to look a little bit beyond the NFL media community because this grinder has been doing it for a long time. Orlando Ledbetter who covers the Falcons love reading this stuff. The Atlanta Journal Constitution. When we go when you know when we were at the combine kind of grinding away those years he often would do the pool reports and he'd get up there and he kinda tell other reporters. I need someone else to get up here. And do this to Hayes. He gets people he rallies. His fellow veteran reporters a lot of respect. If I ever want to know the Atlanta Falcons roster I know where to find it in the Orlando Ledbetter blog every day. I'M GONNA be very upset if Larry Fitzgerald seniors not number one but this is your list here. We go and the number one Media NFL media personality that Mark Sizzler respects is it is connor or nobody knows how to do the tiffany you. Wait until the TIFFANY OFF. Connor or number one a friend but I seen In Connor his football abilities as writing abilities. Just double and triple since the most recent lead says we mentioned him today. Because he aggressively and creatively attacked the big story of the week and he did it in a way. That no one else pecan ORCA. Do I think that when you sit down and hang out with conroy? For half an hour he's going to always tell two or three stories that are beyond insane. He we don't have to explain conroy. Anyone listening can I say though I just I am? I'm taking a step back. I'm divorcing myself from knowledge of anyone on this list or not on this list and my relationship with you and this podcast. It does come off a little. Bit like some score-settling to not have schrager in the top. Five I just going to say well because you you didn't put anyone else from NFL network on this except for his three Coho son. Good Morning Football. I think they do great work and I you know it would be. I would be remiss to leave them off the list. I am happy to talk with Peter. I was GONNA say I'd be remiss as the host of the show not to get trigger on. Now we have to. This is this is now a thing is now a drink. It's probably you know we could. We could have a chat at some point If this be too much an effort for him to do that some people might deduce from your list that you have the three other good morning football people at five four and three maybe straggler just missed and he was number six. You could deduce that if you wanted to. He might have been very close west. This is going to make this the Orlando on this. This this is making the hands of Jeremiah. Feud look like tiddlywinks. You know some people might say that. The percentage of which it's January is not. Yeah it's a little K- fab. This one appears to be real well. I'm not calling it more than it is. It's it's it's in progress it hasn't been sitting with you like a rock in the stomach since we're poolside at that. I mean he didn't rank rank you last no need projected rankings ranked last. I think we all right. Let's get into. It's hard knocks. Let's talk a little hard now. Actually you know we got a little break. Ooh Do the. Nfl owners have officially approved terms of the collective bargaining agreement. Read on everything. The owners have agreed their proposal. There they everything is set from their standpoint. They are now sending that entire pro proposal over the players who will probably vote on it. Maybe there needs to be a what is it a three fourths vote from the thirds the NFL PA heads. The guys that lead each team and then it just has to be a majority vote for all the players. So we're not there yet. We're not there yet. But the owners are basically done already. They already decided what the proposal is there. Raising you know. The percentage players make and a bunch of off season stuff a million things. That actually hasn't been reported yet. But it's been sent in the players Right representatives will have a vote on Friday after. This might sound boring to some listeners. But this is important to get this done. We don't have to think about Labor peace for another decade and the owners were not unanimous. There's no details on what the vote was. Something tells me. Mike Brown was involved. Wouldn't any basic history of Sports Labor negotiations suggests that there will be negotiations before. This is agreeable. This whole thing has moved a long way faster than Anything I can remember In certainly much differently than the last thing I kind of liked the hold out though that was I thought it was spicy. Oh my gosh so boring so well it was like oh I mean. If the season were cancelled it would be paid very very interesting time now. The Post Holdout Free Agency thing was one of the wildest seven as well transaction history that got us the Eagles Dream Team. Are you angling mark for Furlough? Sounds like you got anglin furlough. What does furlough again? I say go home. Oh Yeah and then. You're not paid. Though you do get paid after the fact potentially would you roll the dice on that? Yeah yeah it sounds like he would definitely not. If there is a whole that people would be people would lose their jobs here. They had to use it as I mean. What would we talk about on the show? This call this Furlough City over here so theology podcast this little city. Okay all right. Let's get into it. Hard knocks fifteen seasons now. This can be the fifteenth season and I wrote about in the piece that within football circles hard knocks is now. Saturday night live. It's an institution it's it's venerable. It's the type of thing that people leaped complain about it. They like to say that. It's not as good as it used to be or that. It's just kind of the same stuff recycled over and over or it should be cancelled and yet so many of those people then watch the season just like so many people have SNL I love it and everybody. Listen to podcasts. Knows I love. I've been the beat writer for NFL. Tom Dot Com since two thousand twelve like a discipline here a long time So as I do every year on this time I take the five teams That can be compelled forced to be on the show which is always an interesting little hook that this program exists and there's an NFL rule in place to make a team do it. But what does that mean? What does that say? I don't know just kind of I kind of like it but I can understand why the owners like. Why is this show still exist when you need to put in a rule to make us do it? I hope that that's not in the. Cbi getting rid of this rule because there's there is mandatory inclusion rules here. They are to avoid being picked for hard knocks and again any team can volunteer and that does happen. Occasionally but to avoid mandatory inclusion on the show They would have to fall under any three exemptions. One have a first year head coach to have a playoff berth. In the past two seasons three they have appeared on hard knocks in the past ten years. So they're going to have to adjust these rules with the seventy You could call doll. And that leaves five teams believe it or not and I'll go five to one least compelling to most compelling will start with number five the Detroit Lions. This is the second straight year. The lines are eligible for this. They're they're one of five teams last year and they're one of five this year course. Hard knocks producers. Went with the Raiders. Which is kind of a no brainer And you know simply put and we've talked about this on the podcast that they lacked juice and I think they still act and barring. Let's say a Matthew Stafford trade or something wild this off season. This team is probably going to pour some resources into improving. Its defense and is there anything to be that excited about a team that you would wanNA cover throughout the training camp? I don't know Lions Detroit Lions. Nobody wants to see a show on the Detroit lions. Yeah that thing is if it because I have these like you. These ingrained sort of opinions about the Detroit. Lions as an overall experience like changed my mind like I'd like I'd like to see something like that happen but no they're number five for a reason they're already forced on You know a public. That doesn't WANNA once a year on Thanksgiving. You know well that rule to talk about what needs title back. I walk that back. If you're pointing to me coming. After the Lions I was taking a shot. I don't even believe it. I like the Lions and Thanksgiving. I keep them. I said spoken in a while. It just needed to get a shot just looking for our time number four the Jacksonville Jaguars. The beget here. Of Course Garden Mean Shoe Garner Means Shoe. You know with that personality. He's going to do well on a show like this and he'll be there he'll be in the building. I don't know if he's going to be there starter but I know I'll be on the roster I'd like to your piece. You did a very nice job but this sentence. GimMe a break with this. Well you know if men she will be Jacksonville's week one starter at quarterback then parentheses minhsiu maniacs marks a look that their leader was only a tick or two above. Okay as a rookie. Come on yet just propaganda. He was exciting. I was so hoping you're going to read that. So did everything you could ask. You simply put in there to annoy me. It's a nice little bonus but I do believe it. I mean I know you guys think I'm wrong but I do believe it. Yes I think you're yeah I understand that but I think is a big draw for that reason and Doug marrone has the hottest seat come August when I when I write the piece about hottest butts in the NFL. I think it's safe. Say maroons going to be at number one. And Command a foles minhsiu thing depending on where we are with it would be compelling the Jaguars are that are that team. That's always raised their hand. Which in wanted to be on? Hannity doesn't help. It's like for some reason and I did. I was gonNA write about that in this piece and I did a cursory Google search looking for that and I couldn't find anything they say we just is that. Just been speculated upon or do we back in the day Shad Khan wanted wanted number three the Arizona. Cardinals. I think this could be a potential match. If they don't get the team that I haven't number one because the cardinals they agreed to the all or nothing show back in. Twenty fifteen where they documented that entire season And that's essentially a hard knock spinoff series And they seem to like that experience. They gave me the assignment back in the summer of sixteen. I took our buddy jason somewhat to the premier and everybody the from ownership to the GM to head coach. Bruce Arians and the time to the players I still remember Carson Palmer taken long poles of his bud heavy at the side of the bar for about two hours and he just like a very cool guy. I know he's not there anymore but just was a fun little memory but anyway they seem to like it and then Michael Bidwill the team president Had this to say this past week. We're always going to listen to everything. We'll see what comes up and we've always done a good job being available in volunteering to do things he sees it as a way to elevate the brand so hurry knoxville's painted into a corner. Perfect marriage crying cuyler Murray and Kingsbury feel very hard nuxie. Yup I could see that in just in terms of the history of the show. The young team with the court young quarterback in the young coach Winston team team. They've picked Yeah and he he seems like Murray seems like the guy that could be unlike You know Lamar Jackson track where he is a huge year too so if you can document the training camp that's fun number two the Denver Broncos and this is all about John Away because I find him as I do come effort after him on the show but he's also very compelling figure just because he's one of the icons of the sport and this is a big year for the broncos who've gone four straight years about the playoffs and I would imagine If the Broncos were on the show I wanNA see a lot of elway the I can't have elway in the shadows. I don't think you'd have them in the shadows and if he was out of the shadows I'd be very interested in the show If he was in the shadows I would kind of just do it as a work assignment. Basically 'cause I'm not tremendously into the rest of the Broncos but I like the idea of the day in the life a summer with John Elway Fangio's a wildcard. He's one of the few. Nfl coaches of this era. Who SPEAKS HIS MIND? I think people would like him. Buying the scenes You never know who. You're going to head coach. Remember Bill. O'brien is not the most popular guy. He was very likable on the Texans. Hard knocks season when you learn more about him and his personal life I do wonder if the Broncos they have very let's call it unsettled ownership situation and that could prevent that from that the NFL might be like. Let's just steer clear of Denver for the time being which would take them out of the mix of hard knocks like the push is to make the owner seem. They like to be in the next. Typically all of Mark Davis was not really in the mix but the owners like it usually To be on the camera number one the Pittsburgh steelers. This one's easy and Greg you you like to The ponies but your man. Who's interested in what happens in the desert not allowed to be allowed to be as a league employee place but I will. I will tell you you'll like these numbers you tell me who else does allow you know else is interested like all the teams signing Sponsorship deals with with the casinos and different things like that. I mean it's coming it's happening. Yep so according to Bavadra. What's that what's Pravada? That's one of the. That's one of the online places next. The STEELERS ARE AT MINUS ONE. Twenty the heavy favorite here the cardinals plus to twenty-five jags. Plus four fifty broncos play hard knocks Yup and lions plus seven hundred and the steelers. There are blueblood franchises the nfl they have a huge passionate fan base. I would love to learn a little bit more about Mike Tomlin. You've got big Ben Coming back from that serious elbow. Injury have great human interest stories around guys like Ryan Shazier and James Connor Even get Khalifa coming to camp. I mean you've got the old school latrobe Pennsylvania. They're one of the few teams left where they go to this small college. Saint Vincent College that they've been going to love the Rooney family and we have that Mike. Tomlin like this Mike. Tomlin tons Mike Tomlin at his end of season. Press conference back on New Year's Eve had this to say who are you also at Nice little moment of levity there at the end of a rough steelers season so obviously Mike. Tomlin wants nothing to do with it. Just take it so seriously. Adidi ADIDI Kabbalah Tweeted out yesterday. That I WANNA get it. Her exact tweet actually because she obviously has been bedded with that team for a while and She knows the vibe of them but she said this. I rarely doubt the Weight Mike. Tomlin and the steelers pull but if they managed to evade hard knocks a May change that to never doubt Ps If they don't and has this has to make a road trip to latrobe spin this this hard knocks angle to me going to the hard knocks thinks. Oh that's been doing that a decade in bed bed job. I mean Nate Joe's college and by the way what what. What family has been documented more by? Nfl FILMS. What family has supported. Nfl films? More I went and looked at thought. Remember Dan Rooney was on the board of directors and was a big part of like making. Nfl films what it is so you can make your your jokes or whatever. It is very much in the tradition of the steelers to like have a little a little promotion for themselves and like get into it so then board Mike Tomlin do not ask a hard knocks producers. Just go show up. I think if it's a funny thing that's gotta be it gotta be and if they're not the choice do not think for one second. Nfl films and HBO were like well. We like the steelers as an option. No but we went somewhere else. That will be proof that this whole idea that you have to be you can be picked. is all phony and BS and if you are a blue blood team like the steelers you have more power. Mike and Mike Tomlin's got bosses and I would think the Rooney family would would be okay. And how successful of the steelers been if you if you took these current inclusion rules and put them all the way to the start of hard knocks which is two thousand and one and Brian. Billick the ravens laying on a hammock during training camp They would have been eligible for mandatory inclusion once before this year. They've been one of the best most consistent. Nfl Franchises this is their chance to do it. All right because you know one of the first money drops ever on the show was the around the NFL. Podcast will follow. Mike. Tomlin anywhere. Yes that's true. Nfl DOT COM SLASH ANZUS. All right before we get out of here. Let's open up the mail bag Asked for people to get involved and they did. I Step Kenny Law. Would you consider around the NFL after dark? Podcasts where you see. All consume copious amounts of alcohol and the throwback studio and discuss many things would not believe language. That would be the best. I don't think we'd be allowed to do that. We'd be fired if we did that. Not a great idea and it's a terrible idea. It's it's danger on some level. Sometimes the rule any law walls. You're stuck in like the box you're forced to play in creates Create some tension. That's good it's like when Howard Stern people like. Wow that's really gonna be crazy when Howard stern goes to terrestrial offer to restaurant. It was really like the people right now. Part of the fun was him. Battling the bosses. That's good call Tom. Marshall says what's more likely at Tom? Brady led team beats the Patriots in the playoffs. Or KIRK COUSINS WINS MVP. Tom Brady beats the Patriots in the playoffs. I would think the odds would favor kirk cousins. I just feel like the odds would be higher that he would win. Vp Lot of a couple of different things at the fall into place for Brady tobacco. I'm with Martin. I don't I just I'm standing on the ground. That kirk cousins will never and can never win the MVP so so the brady ways kirk cousins can absolutely. We've seen I just don't think he could throw thirty seven to forty two touchdowns in a season and throw for five thousand yards and the Vikings Yo twelve and four in that type of thing could get you in every pay. Icees done it before statistically. I think he's a good quarterback. He's a top ten to twelve quarterback but I don't see a world where that how. How much more likely was it? That Matt Ryan could have that outlier season than kirk cousins more because his his heiser high higher. I I think And he he had he had some seasons. But that's I think it depends on how you vote with stats. I agree with Dan. I could definitely see a forty two touchdown. Five thousand yard kirk cousins season that he hasn't been too far off that already. Well they both been with cal. Shanahan and Matt Ryan's version of Kyle. Shanahan was much better and on the other side. Don't see him as an MVP. I think he's at the other side of his. Tom Brady would have to sign with a team. Cult most likely. Afc and also. That team would then have to make the playoffs. The Patriots without Tom Brady would have to regroup get into the playoffs then they would have to meet each other in those plots and then Tom Brady would have to win a lot of things at them for that. So I'm giving giving giving fifty to one for that. Maybe seventy five and five hundred one for Kirk. You're the right settled Charlie. Harwood asks if Mark Chesler could redesign one uniform. Who would he? Choose Bucks. Brown's well I mean I know. The browns are being redesigned. The boxes well and I think the more critical for me it browns. Because of because I I need that uniform to be changed but The bucks the fact that I just learned he's learned last week that they're changing it. Good for them. They talk about time to self scout yourself like that. Uniform has been impossible to observe and their fans and their fans were a uniform in green that they did not like them their votes close horse race. But I'd go brown spider by knows you would take the bucks on Pro Bono. Just do it for free. Absolutely I want to just throw one thing out there with the bucks. They're kind of in a the new current uniforms a mess but they're similar not at the same level as the Patriots. The Patriots have terrible uniform that they can't change because it's all their glorious packed into this Who is the guy? What's the head Pat Elvis Flying Elvis or whatever it's called you can't bring back Pat Patriot? 'cause there's no rings for Pat Patriot. The Bucks had all their glory in the Tony. Dungy years with that redesign But it's been redesigned since though but yeah I'm saying like maybe you go back to that. The one thing I don't want them to do is get carried away and be like go back to cream cycle which is just I mean. Come on. Maybe for a throwback week but to make that your color scheme be careful about turn back. I think these teams should have twelve to fifteen uniforms and like the bucks can decide what they're feeling that year that month. I love that I like that. I agree with that if team okay. Sure why not. I don't Care John. Perry given the choice with what mark again mark knows to this point. Would he do a straight swap of Baker Mayfield? Four Jimmy G. Right now no I would. Not What about you boys? I wouldn't either. I agree with that I think. Baker ceiling is higher I'm a little disturbed by some things. I'm hearing about him and his maturity level but people mature at different rates if clicks for him. I think he can be great one little thing on that. I think that last interesting question though. It is close but Jimmy G. was probably in one of the best mix coaches and environments. And you know team togetherness and game planning in the browns or the more things that you hear from players describing what was happening on a weekly basis that Baker Mayfield was in a disastrous environment. We are mark and I remember mark and I doing shots cozy after Sam darnold and Baker Mayfield went one and three in the draft Three years ago in April and the one thing that you always fear and was thrown out there. These guys are great talents but you have to surround them with a good organization making good decisions and we are not getting that with either guys are no and it really is disturbing to think that after years of the quarterback abyss that you would actually potentially find a guy that has the ability. And then you're such a mess everywhere else in the organization that you you botch it. And then one of those guys go somewhere else and thrives later in his career. It's all stuff that's in the ether and I don't even like to think about it. But I agree like Baker Mayfield if he was with the niners last year and he does have grown up to do and Apparently he's working trying to improve his foot work because a lot of things went wrong with him on the field last year. I bet nobody's worried about Baker Mayfield. I think he would have been fine but he stuck to dysfunctional team. Lastly which team is poised to steal the off seasons champions Crown from the two thousand Nineteen Browns? Who is the team that is going to win the off season? I'll go first here. I like the cult's I like the colts as a team. That is going to go. Get One of these high profile veteran quarterbacks which will get people super excited and I believe. I'll double check this over the CAP. Greg has it up because that's what sugar loves them. I believe they're near the top of the League cap space. Yes they are right behind the defense. So they're gonna go then supplement that Phil rivers acquisition with Maybe a big wide receiver. Maybe they'd give the World Tomorrow Cooper. I don't know something like that. Go get a tight end And here we go we're flying. I think the colts are the team that people are going to talk about is the favourite in their division. After this they always I thought they might be last year two and then they didn't really spend the money they love role in that money over like people love saving all that cap space role in it over like seventy years ago. Everyone was all worried about cap space. No one's got cap room and now these teams like the colts overcorrected. They'll roll it. What's the point of rolling over forty million dollars every year? You're not using all the possible resources that you could. There's a bunch of teams like this. They have too much money and they can't spend it because there's not they can't find enough good players suspended on right. I think you're not being very generous to the colts as far as their plan and I think they were willing to spend the money they just after that first wave of free agency. They said WHO's worth it right. I mean the plan where the teams were trying to build up. These gigantic war chests ended up. I think being an over correction because there's a bunch of teams that have it. And what are you going to do with all that said? I'm going to pick a team. I'm sure who's also near the top. Which is the bills? I think the bills are going to get super aggressive and realize this is a nice window for them and they did a really good job adding free agents last year. That didn't have big names. Mitch Morris and John Brown and Kobe. But this time around. I could see some of the defensive players maybe a Clowney who knows. Can you guys spending big time pop? They got married a Williams once upon a time when he was the number one free agent on the market. Can you get the top top guys to go to western New York? I guess money talks. That's been an issue. That's been an issue with multiple. I would say this because the browns thing happened. It never would've happened at all. Without Odell Beckham it was that and then everyone just kinda looked beyond everything else. In some of the issues on the team and said Super Bowl they just became a really compelling story. Now what if the packers and this is not some dark horse team but with Aaron Rodgers everyone as obsessed with Aaron Rodgers and if they went out and signed to like game changing skill position players on offense. I think everyone just says you've done it. You've completed the Chore You. You your your issues from last year are solved super bowl. I like all of those choices. There's a team out there with more money and more draft picks. The Miami Dolphins a coach. Now who everyone respects? And you get to live in Miami and you're GONNA get a hotshot quarterback most likely a and no income taxes beautiful taxes. Great it's a haven for OJ Simpson. I mean what what is not taught at yeah The Pride of the bills is hiding out in Florida. I haven the coal brown family and Ronald Goldman's family can never collect. Why am I still mad about o? J. I think it's I watched a documentary. You're passionate about it. That's fair drive-by near you know where. Oh dailies living you think about them all the time I think about all the time. Rockingham think that house has been raised hasn't the OJ house privately. Greg is said to me well the DNA. I don't know can you trusted I do. I would never it was. It was nineteen ninety. Four ninety five people didn't understand DNA yet and Greg. Well you know what about the gloves? They didn't fit and I said come on Man. You know to quit you know big. Cochran head Roy. Meanwhile you're always on the two of you. Were he was a great? He's a great Teacher of a a truth that lives on today. If you have enough money there. The law allows pretty negotiable. Don't worry about it you can break all the laws you want mirror enough money. Thank everybody incentive. Mellberg questions before we go and before we head off to Indianapolis speaking of the Colts for the two thousand twenty. Nfl Scouting Combine How about these entries for the Connie Fox sweepstakes Just for fun. Erica has been combing through our g mail And now she's GonNa play another one for us. Let's hear it here. Yeah Run Fox. Y'All one that she got married said he represented the Miami. Traffic flow is history. Is like it a lot I gonzaga. You're also playing to Greg. As soon as he hears that hip hoppy you. His head starts nodding so that's good. Mcgregor gatekeeper on this. Like has sort of had one of the artists from last time executed. I mean you were so against that person. Well he took shots at colleen wealth and he was the worst rapper. I've ever heard that. Why do you? Why would we want to listen to that over years and years this was that was fun? I think we've got some really strong entries already in the clubhouse impressed with the talent hazing I mean we are nothing without our listeners and this is also just a reminder that in addition to be a great at at pushing play they are also multi talented individuals in their own right many of them many of them are when say all but many. I got one more for you guys. This one is a little bit of a of a twist on sort of what we asked. What smart too. But I'm digging. It is it under thirty seconds. Okay here we go all care about. I'm looking at Westland. And this is the Beautiful Intelligent Funny You Gentlemen. Berry hundred percent spirit every week. That is like the Prince Batman Soundtrack. Eighteen eighty. We don't stock picking ever listening to any of the others ever again. Is that how this is working? There's too many good ones but We have to make a choice. I imagine that some of these Even if they don't win it'll be a part of our program going forward but there can only be one winner with price to be determined but certainly not often legally that prize is going to be. That'll be attractive. It won't be the two thousand Eleven Tennessee. Titans media guide which sent to someone as a gift before. About what about Sean Payton Young Governor Sean? Payton book signed by Sean Payton and dedicated to another famous talent. I don't think we can work. I don't think we can give that away. It somehow could come back to haunt us. All right I like that last one. I don't know if it's a winner but it's I really enjoyed it. Don't effort levels lassie? Should go back in and just skip and listen to the colleen section because some of the some of the entries that we've last fifteen minutes of our show. You didn't listen to you. Assume that when I was in I was listening I was GONNA say now I would hope not yes. We are leaving for Indianapolis early next week. it's on. Mark's radar that I'm staying at a different hotel than him. I know I just don't understand. You use your little nervous that it's a better hotel. No I'm not because I've been to both hotels actually happier stain where we're staying but you wrote do. Oh look like an end of an era because we're staying at this other hotel but then winds up just you are or some of you are ob just saying it seemed in And yes it could get lost in translation tax but You seem to be a little upset when I I end. You meant will you mentioned that it. Well I'M NOT GONNA. We don't integrate and I have a little insider info on that Dan You're SORTA psyched about where you know. I'm I'm at that same hotel with you. I'm like if that means we're together in the same hotel I don't. I don't really have any information about this other. Oh okay because the way that you phrased it was sort of like. Yeah like moving up. Well I heard that the one mark is considered the higher one. The better one. That outfields right to me and that's fine. I've stayed in the Western. We've stayed at their For seven years many many years and I texted actually privately with Greg yesterday that I was not gonNa look to maybe get into the West as well but the the combine is such a groundhog day event for us. We do the same thing every year. Put me in a different hotel. It's mixed let's get it like you acting when in communicating with Erica. Like it was like positive sea change you said end of an era. Were staying at the name of the hotel and not all of us worse so I I didn't take that. I assume that we were all staying at the this other hotel as step it up when I was with NBC. They had that we stayed at the w that was a nice one. We've been there before Yup Super Bowl forty-six can't really go wrong. The Way Indy sets all of a sudden it's one block but all connected to the Convention Center. We are we still taping. But it's confirmed that I'm in the preferable of the two but also confirmed that you're annoyed and it was on your radar that you somehow had been left behind because of your wording end of an era like we've gotten out of you know we're not just like chumps anymore. We're staying at this hotel. It's like actually I'm not so how was. How would I have taken that? I didn't want his end of an era wasn't like we've been bumped down. Not she would have been furious if you thought that you had been put into the lesser of two hotels which you have and that feels good and the show So we'll be an indie. We'll have a show on Tuesday F- Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday and I believe Friday when we get back to town and in fact we will do our free agency one. Oh one the Chris Wesseling Greg Rosenthal joint. We'll be unveiled next week for like Spike Lee. Now how contentious exciting it can get. You won't talk about actual bad blood. That's when the scientists have to you know fight for their their dream picks what they believe their lists should be and sometimes it's not pretty. Is there any guys that have really caused an issue for you now? We haven't guy we don't know yet. Ali Bomb Perry has not given us back the master spreadsheet that combines or lists but I will say that I I thought I had more lucidity during this year's of this exercise in any other year interesting. Could you hear that all right? Let's go? Thanks everybody for listening. We really severely Stan had the signing off for quite star in the mailman. The old boss Hollywood behind the glass.

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Episode 22: Arielle Davis and Kolby Webster: Focus Black Oklahoma and White Supremacy

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Episode 22: Arielle Davis and Kolby Webster: Focus Black Oklahoma and White Supremacy

"Welcome to another episode of Pot for good a podcast. We're here from the change. Agents Making Tulsa and the world, a more vibrant and inclusive place. I'm your philanthropy, Jesse orch and I'm your newly re promoted Vice Admiral Slant, pod Chris Miller and today. Our guests are aerial Davis and Kobe Webster. The two co-hosts focused Black Oklahoma. Whose goal is to bring attention the stories that aren't typically found in mainstream broadcast media. This is actually the second time we interviewed them, but sadly the first interview was sacrificed to the gods of technology. We talked to Ariel and Colby about how focused Black Oklahoma had to pivot the age of covid intersection of Urban Design City, budgets and systemic racism and things. White people don't now. Enjoy. Own. We are very excited. Have Kobe Webster. Aerial Davis from focused like Oklahoma and the podcast today Kobe Ariel. All right, this is going great. Okay. Strong. Strong at a one of my best, definitely, okay. Serious note now all right as listeners who podcast might remember we had. We had Q. on a couple of months ago to talk about focused like Oklahoma so before it had. Gone Live and It has now it has now gone live around for a couple of months, but after your second episode. The coronavirus it and so my first question to you is. What has it been like having a turn? What was sort of focused like? Oklahoma into a series that you can do when we're all stuck at home, it's been really really interesting. I don't think it's been unlike what has been for the rest of the world. Obviously, it's pose a lot of challenges as we can't bring people in Studio in, so we can't do, and we can't on the studio to record so very quickly. We had to figure out how to create an lawns, a digital platform sort of build the boat as you're sailing, but it's actually been really interesting and fun for me in some ways, because of Kobe. And all of the disparities that are being highlighted because of Covid in how communities color are being disproportionately impacted I think it gave us a good opportunity to talk about some things that maybe people hadn't considered especially in regards to like systemic racism and things like that because it. If Covert Nineteen did nothing else? It showed us all the way in which the system was failing or were exactly is it was designed to throw on? The technical side made things more complicated, but on the story side I think much more compelling and interesting in easier to tell. So I remember from our interview with with Q. He mentioned that one of the goals was to try to highlight and focused on more positive stories. The do often get left out of the media, especially focusing on Black Oklahomans with so much negativity, going on in the world right now has been difficult to find those kinds of stories to highlight. I'd say so I mean I think in transitioning to not being able to go to the studio. The world also kind of set ablaze to so finding cut a joy in the consistency of black deaths and the. Lack of accountability to any party. Involved has not been easy. So to answer your question, it's just. Not. Easy to find a lot of positive stories in the midst of everything going on right now I think it's been a big mental health. Check for me Frisch sure just because so many issues kind of started or were exacerbated by Cova did but then presented themselves in so many ways around race, not just because of the black lives mattered protests that were happening, but because they were inextricably linked, and I guess that Kinda presents a complex web of thought, but mean put more simply. It was just one thing after the other after the other after the other connected the last thing connected to the last thing over and over again. So personally, it's been pretty difficult. I would also like to add though I do think that because Donald Trump decided to kick his campaign off in Tulsa during world, the pandemic during the weekend of June teen. It really I think you got to see a lot of what I think. A lot of black people know about black culture that even in the midst of ball of our pain and trauma like historically, we've been able to find ways to celebrate one way or the other, although I hate that lake. I hate the way that we got to have that sort of attention. I would much. Have preferred that focus back Oklahoma be able to like highlight all the black joy that just exist without donald trump, being in Tulsa or how we overcome when it comes to like police accountability in just like different things that we see because the system racism I do I do appreciate that. The spirit of who black people are definitely shown why the world was watching, expecting us to I guess fall into the narrative that the media has spent about black people throw along with their irrational violence. In can't be reasoned with in. Don't know how to have a good time which I think. We just kind of I don't know that we laid that arguments arrests that we definitely made it hard. People to continue to thin narrative, so I do I will say in the midst of everything going wrong. At. The same time like it was really cool to see people sort of gathering in being like I'm not even going to worry about what's going on over there. I'm happy with what I had here in. There is an entire community of people who are here to celebrate with me regardless of what's going on lake less than a mile away. My next question was going to be this anyway, so let's talk about this. Kobe already brought up this moment. We are living in right from. I'm trying to think of what the first moment would technically be. There's GonNa be. Fifty Years of research on this particular moment, and when it when it truly started and why it's happening the way it's happening, but let's say late. April right from April till may twenty fifth, which was which was my birthday, which is now going to have an interesting anniversary date to it every year. Why why this time it's not like it's not like police have just now started. Killing black people for no reason why these particular events is it because? Is because everyone's at home and like not necessarily working all the time that they have the energy to notice injustice. Is it just that or the ability to ignore it? Yeah? Is it the fact that just everyone videos everything now and so nothing goes on filmed. Mostly we we we as to why people are asking you to as black people why this is happening right and you don't have to. You don't have to know the answer. We just don't want to put forth the answer because we don't know I don't have an answer. It's been really it's been interesting for me to sort of watch things unfold. I have seen people that I went to college with who I mean. I've been saying stuck for years like this. I was the loud mouth person that was. Real the premise newsreel for cynically. Everything and everybody is like. Wow, this tickets, hyperbolic and crazy, and now all of a sudden. It seems like people are away and I. I don't know I'm really curious about part of me thinks it's just a trend like I really do think it's. It's the things to talk about right now, and if you are not talking about it, you're you're a person that's either not in the know, or has explicitly chosen aside bike from just trying to remain neutral and not saying anything like one of my favorite things that Jesse. Williams said during the one of the BT awards, one of those years of award. With that it is not being burden of the brutalized to comfort the bystander, and I think that a lot of people are now understanding that been a bystander in this whole conversation, and when you see something as explicit as somebody's knee on someone's neck for almost nine minutes eight minutes forty two seconds. That's undeniable in some ways now. Why that more undeniable than all? All of the other video that have surfaced over the years I can't. I can't speak to that. Because I was traumatized by each of those things, all of those human lives in my opinion, but maybe it is because people are of forced to deal with it, because like what else are they gonNA. Do just like continue. Roku facebook and watch cat videos in. Right away I don't know if you guys need this documentary on Netflix. I think it's off. Don't I don't know if I can cut on this so far don't with. You can I don't. I saw that and I was like. White people organize around black rice. Around the person, although he was terrible on all of that I'm happy. He's no longer killing people, and not in either, but still it was just. I don't know why all of a sudden it's like. It's real people. It's been real for me. I think to add to that. Like I think it's just the. Because of the Internet leg, everything has been compounded in, and we still have a hard time acknowledging that it was just sixty years ago, the by people really got the bulk of their rights or get them back to a degree after reconstruction, so it's like now we see I. I really think it's just that. White people collectively have seen these hashtags which are these people's lives. Come up over and over again, and it's like maybe in the first few years of like all this happens, or maybe this is awful, but like what can I do about it? And now it's just like we're all seeing each other's in gram post. facebook posts than just realizing that like. This is really getting out of hand and I mean like I think is by people we we've all known, but we just weren't collectively believed enough to galvanize action from all parts of the community and I think now with everything that's going on with like ice immigration with the. Shit that made some gotten for hit hundreds of years, and then for us to be for for black and Brown people collectively to be able to easily acknowledge MD confronted by their own. Generational genocides like it. I think there's a lot of solidarity in that and then white folks have been a little bit more privileges because information gets around a lot faster now so that that's what I would chalk it up to, but that doesn't necessarily mean that that's the answer, but like people will message me on instagram about. How had navigate ex wires? The WHO to support nonprofit wise who support as far as the black and Brown community, and I'm like I. Don't have the answers, but like people are posting this content on the regular now like sure enough soon enough like there will be a graphic that shows you the black umbrella dispensaries in town or all of the black and Brown restaurants in town and like. I think after this moment. At least we'll have like some sort of economic understanding of. Or emphasis on economics within black and Brown community is how we can collectively support each other a little bit. Stronger! Just having that that new emphasis on spending in these communities to support these communities, not just showing up the city council, or just posting something on instagram or facebook, but spending your dollar I I definitely think I'm GonNa put on my historian hat for a second and I think post election of two thousand sixteen. There was A. There was a year. Of sort of social justice groups around the fact that that we all had one enemy to attack now. Our current president. Like that that combined with what you just mentioned like it just being in people's faces more often I think. That that combined with the fact that everyone is her stuck at home, being forced to see this led to a lot of people who just serve go through their lives. Thinking like well, that doesn't affect. Me I'm not a bad person necessarily, but like living my life doing my thing now can't avoid. Asking themselves hard questions about themselves. Well, let's be honest. I mean white supremacy is become more blatant in the last few hours. True, it's nothing. It wasn't there before, because it obviously was, but it was. For a lot of people subtle enough that they could ignore it, and it's for white people white thing. Yeah, white people white people to ignore it. It was subtle enough to them. They can ignore it, and it has become so blatant and so obvious that even while I won't say even the most clueless white person because there's obviously still people ignoring it, but for a lot of people who are at. At least attempting to pay attention have somewhat if good intentions now it's impossible for them to ignore anymore. Yeah, I mean I can tell you a Jewish person. The amount of times Nazi imagery comes up via the Republican. Party has jumped tenfold in the past four years so usually it was like once or twice a year, and then people would shut it down and that's not the case now like. We used to agree. The Nazis were beds. That's an argument. We have to have again now. I'm like what I thought. We settled this. Yeah, nothing that. We say that this was going to be a thing again that we were all okay. Yeah. Yeah I didn't agree to this. That's when we. But related to that I. Think it is. It's always been interesting to me. It seems like one of the most powerful forms of systemic racism is really how based on how history is taught, because you see that when when things come up now things as simple as people wanting to remain are the basis and tear down. Statues and people like well. This is history. Will actually most of those. Built it put up. A renamed didn't like the forties and fifties in after. World War One after. World War Two during the rise of the rise of the KKK, so it's not like these are true historical items that were. Representing Some group of soldier right after the civil war, no these were literal tools of white supremacists that were put up in the recent history, but because we don't talk about that, people just assume that they know what the history of those things are. Obviously in Tulsa, we have a very specific example of that with the Tulsa. Race massacre that history has is either ignored or twisted. It seems to keep. A certain story in place. I mean is just having a conversation the other day about how like our current reality is really evidently twisted in a sense like we. We have a brown sheriff who will say that immigrants need to just come in legally when there is no longer any legal process to to to to get being a part of this country, so there are people here who have been caught in limbo right, and then we have a black police chief who will say that bias is in a problem within our police force and it's just. It's just odd that you can be watching. These arguments be made knowing that you community. Quite. Collectively feels completely the opposite in. I don't know if I have the the language to connect that directly to white supremacy, but I mean to be able to disregard consensus to be able to continue to really play communities on how investment is made or not made through these kind of figureheads. Supposedly represent. Shared experiences it. It's just a really bizarre time, and it's only more proved that. Or evidence that. You can build these statues in these monuments way after the facts to support white supremacy and kind of infects the collective consciousness to to to deem these important and then over time maybe. A myriad of ways of how it affects the community, but it presents these kind of figureheads where this sort of rhetoric. Is. Is Easy to get away with I suppose. I would. Just add to that Koby Lake. You're tying it back to white supremacy I think in a white supremacist structure where the. Intention is to absolutely maintain power, but he realized that you have masses of people, masses of people of color who you need to somewhat keep control what you see happen in organizations who saw in like rooted in slavery, prop a person of color, black person or a Latin next arsenal, whoever into a position of power and authority in really that the job of that person is to keep the masses of people, com- to maintain the status quo of the white supremacist structure, and I think that white supremacy by its nature is so inherently. Inherently backwards thinking that it's it's thought that we have a saying in the black community that off often folk Kinfolk, so we're not, but I think if you're a white supremacist and you really do that. That means that you're going to think that the group of people that you're dealing with are really do have an inferior intellect than you think that they will offer. Those were the things and then I. also think it makes it really easy for you to have a I mean I. had this in my own experience like? I can say something that is pretty much commonsense to any other black person person of color, and I can say that in a space of wide leadership, and they think it's revolutionary, but that inherently is kind of white supremacist because blade I don't have an inferior intellect. I'm not saying anything any different than this group of people I just know how to Code. wits well enough say in the language that you deem as professional and ballot that to communicate with you in a way that you think is the only. Right way or a professional way in because of that, you're willing to give me all these days in privileges that you wouldn't give to the mass of the people that I'm actually here to represent because you truly don't see them as your equal. You truly think that you need me as a person or colby at the person or somebody else the person to explain these things that are really somewhat complex, but not not really when we get to the core of them, if we just begin the question things why we have set society, the way up by been socially conditioned the way we have to believe what is professional, really mean who wrote that. That story with history whose perspective written from I think when you are sort of when you're in that structure, and you really have it at the beliefs this this is the standard. It's really easy to people of Color Inspirations of power. Only keep the math of the people. Calm into. Be Your mouthpiece because you were saying that you don't learn to communicate with them. They must learn to communicate with you. I mean like every every repressive regime does that they put someone from the group. There are oppressing in charge of that group one, so they don't have to do it in to to make the group in fight amongst itself right. They got another thing that Nazis did so. What's been fascinating to me or last couple of months is the things I didn't realize other why people didn't already know like code switching. For example I'm like wait. You didn't know minorities have to this have to sound white. Can you please take a segment onto the podcasts? Yeah. Yeah, what things I thought why people already knew. I need someone. Listen listeners I. Need I. need a like a segment drop for that. So if you're good at writing music, I need a things. I thought why people should know musical drop. Get on people all right. Yeah, I mean 'cause. I mean one like like. NPR has a podcast called coats. which the the idea that! There is a a way that to succeed in America. You have to sound that you have to talk that you have to dress like to fit in is. It's been so blatant to me for a long time again I might wait. Yeah, people, regular white person, growing up in South Tulsa would never know that Alana Express to do that or black person has to do that. Or. An emigrant had like an immigrant from anywhere to do that. Right like anytime. Oklahomans hear an accent that is four, and they're like whoo mover for not to not to stereotype an entire state. But. Like but what? What astounds me still is like right now. Right things that I just thought were just too small. Ever fight over like aunt, Jemima, or old been or the redskins are actually now in the process of being changed. I'm like again. Why now like? Has. Been Been Racist Forever. Writes the REDSKINS. Have the Redskins as a name racist forever. So is a jest that. monied interest groups like advertisers and whatnot want to appear progressive so that they are fighting these things, or are they actually progressive and again? I don't think this is a question. We have the answer to, but I'm curious about your thoughts on it versus. Being my hat is off to millennials is we're not really ear forbid check the box bullshit. Play a lot of companies are making statements about black lives, matter or just trying to be like saying that they're going to have all these diversity, inclusion or clues, inclusion initiative and I. Find that I mean we're just really not here for it. It's like okay, but also show me your leadership board by. Let's look at your chart. How many black people do you have working in customer? Service positions only in your organization. Management. Looking like so I do think that there are a lot of people who are trying to check that box optically, because historically I mean that's been okay. We've been okayed with her. Formative gestures I also think that language around white supremacy in racism is evolving in, so we now have her by Obama for formative like it's great big. You paint black lives matter on the street, but if you don't have any policies in place to actually protect black lives whether that at the hospital that you work at to make sure that. That black women are being listened to when they say that they're in pain or having symptoms so that we have like something like better, black maternal health outcomes or that the policy in a company where people of Color are now as you report their managers without fear of retaliation, because you put into palliation policy in there, so I feel like we are now in a time to wear. Optics are going to be good enough. I don't know what your news feed like yesterday for the Fourth of July but mine was black. F- like. Everybody was kind of like celebrating June team ended talking about all the progress that we need to make as a nation, so anchoring optically like a lot of people are going. It's going to be one of those Oh. Yes, tried it, but it didn't work with us because we want. We want actual changes that are going to help. People at every level yet. Just paraphrase like the conversation has evolved whether it's our community having better language to be able to explain certain white behavior. Ore the fact that it's easily spreadable on like insurable on Instagram INFO graphic. The training air quotes for diversity equity and inclusion to an extent, can be had by just running black and Brown people on the Internet, and there's this whole thing about listening to black leadership in the midst of all of this. Kind of Allowing Movement to be led astray in so many ways in I. I I don't know I just like all Just the conversation has evolved like whenever the protests started in Minneapolis like it. There was far more empathy than I had ever seen with the protests with with protest. Revolving around another black death, the the conversation quickly turned to like well. We've seen this happen before like their pain is clearly valley like if you look at history like it's only building up to this over and over again, so like why don't we actually do something about it? Instead of demonizing the very valid expression of emotion? In I've been surprised every step since then about how watching, the conversation evolved from like white ignorance, white ignorance complacency to like. Shit like. Maybe we should. Do something. Or listen be a little bit more active like. Everything everything about this moment. Seems to me to be an evolution of the conversation because we've seen before, but at least maybe because of Covid, we took the time to see the nuances of why everything is. kind of happening the way it is. I offered to add to that Kobe municipal real good lesson in like how privileged sort of works because it's not that black and Brown people haven't been saying this for years, but all. India again when Oliver threaten all the white people jump on board with black lives matter Bieber like wait a sec. Maybe maybe they do matter because my my. Mother says they matter now. My sister, all my friends are saying they matter in so now all friend. This conversation has become national. An international when the bystanders decide that they're just not going to be on the sidelines like I when when they recognize, their position is truly not neutral like each truly does move the needle Ford in someway. There's so many things that are gonNA. Come out of this, but like the narrative right we talk about historical narratives, and how stories are told. It's almost like certain things had to happen in. In a certain order to break a narrative for people to realize like. Oh, I was wrong about this story. Right amount amount being shot in Georgia right that follows a narrative right like a black people not treated well in the south. That's anyone who pays attention to the news would know that right, but Minneapolis like a white America's view of Minneapolis not that right and so they've no, is there. Has a very racist history we don't. We don't white people don't think of it that way because that's our privilege like I almost how many things had to break the narrative that that neutral group which isn't actually neutral? How many of those things happen in a row? While everyone was stuck for them to finally be like Okay I. Get it now. My privilege was not concern myself with this issue well moment as mentioned earlier I mean. COVID has made it so obvious. The systemic racism especially in things like like. And infrastructure that once again it's become too hard to ignore I mean there is their daily statistical data that is reported everywhere. That shows you these health disparities in so it becomes impossible to ignore once again. Yeah, it makes me one of the things that I wanted the issues that will have like I love data culture as sort of a research love quantitative data in that. That, it can show us that if the Momma non is exist I hate it that it can't tell us why at the nomination exists in one thing that I don't like about the way we sort of are moving towards data culture is it's making it to where people of Color Women anybody anybody who's from a marginalized group. Those experiences can only be heard in large numbers. This negative issue has to traumatize a multitude of people were. It's an even be believed that it's a curry, which is something that I wish we could begin to move away from I've seen how that impacts things at the city because it's like okay, it's not until this happens. Two hundred people have an eleven year. Health gap between people who live in north Florida like life expectancy gap between people who live in north and south is not believe. Lock all of those. Those lives in that in large numbers that we can say okay. This is an issue that we need to solve late. Not Not saying that quantitative data doesn't have its place in purpose in value I'm just saying I. Really Wish we could bring the qualitative piece in Mary. Those two things together, so not as many people have to endure the trauma or the suffering that they do before he decides to take any sort of action to fix things that are wrong or Correct in them one topic that's kind of related to all that in Kobe, now this is something that it's close to your heart that you post a lot about, and that is the intersection of urban design and how how budgets how cities spend their budgets in and how that intersects with with racism. Could you talk a little bit about that? On that yeah! I wasn't gonNA. Bring it up about. Bad. Breath erection like. It's really interesting. How like we? Not just the city of Tulsa, but most major American cities don't build their cities. They don't create services etc for. Their citizens I. They try to do so much at a at a bird's eye view. which involves like buying tracts of land, trying to make all of these strategic pieces of the city come together operate in such a way to bring in a stronger tax base, or help this industry move into town, and make them as cushy as possible in whatever corner that they're going to be in, but we at the human level at the pedestrian level. There are so many problems in Tulsa. They could just so easily be addressed, and and have such a high return on investment, but for some reason. Sitter like. The human experience I we were like vying for Tesla were painting Golden Driller instead of improving health outcomes through some really basic amenities for this health expectancy gap where signing contracts with ice, instead of bringing communities together to make them more resilient. It's really interesting. How economic development in the city of Tulsa, but again probably all over America. Is more concerned. With Or were is at a direct contrast with community resiliency like the the these policy in. At both ends are just I I. Guess for Economic Development Just always seems to be at the loss of just addressing concerns the right here on the ground that could improve the lives of so many or maybe even so few, but like trickle down to help others like I still don't understand why the city of Tulsa can't decide to just do a an economic. Economic Corridor like Cherry Street or seventy I hope it's not like seventy I, but like Cherry Street brookside et Cetera just on the north side and allowed the community to have like a hub where ideas can build businesses can build infrastructure can build a tax base can build, and then turn into a stronger community, stronger tax base, etc, but for some reason the the the. The immediate ideas like the take too long it'll cost too much money, but instead will spend who knows how much to get tested here and just do all of this works for another entity from outside of the state, tried to bring people from outside of the state, instead of creating beautiful city that people actually want to be in and stay in and build it so. So through an urban design lends it just it. It's I. You can see how segregated the city is like so easily. It's one of the first things you'll. You'll notice, and then you start to see like Oh like we've had however many decades to address this, but we continue to just come up with some really well. I wouldn't say we I'd say white leadership because. Invariably it's white. Leadership continues to ignore these kind of clear cut problems and go buy an old playbook instead of just listening to people I, don't know how many times the city of Tulsa has had the black community brown community northeast West whatever had people sitting in a room, and contemplate like what would be immediate benefits for your neighborhood, and then just not acted on them or allowed fifteen to twenty years to go by before using eminent domain to like ravage neighborhood whenever there hasn't. Hasn't been any community input on it for like fifteen years, and it's just the. There's this whole idea of a community I that is just completely absent. That I think maybe speaks to what area was talking about with clouds, eight of data, and how it has its place here, but we just keep not doing the right thing I i. don't I personally I haven't actually spoken about the length, but so I don't know where he stands on the Tulsa, trying to get TUSLA, but like. We need that those two that the tax money like where are we giving tax breaks? We're coming to that does not need it. There's just using it to compete against another city. Like well actually they do. Have you seen their quarterly books? They haven't turned it yet, so yeah. Let's definitely. Bring them here, right. There's just so many holes in in in this in this playbook. It is just like why would we do this? Like. Because at the end of the day, there's GonNa be a set of numbers, and it's like we could have such dramatic impact on a community, just spending that money and watching a tax base be created versus effectively gentrifying the city of Tulsa at large by creating a new major employer that would employ the most people in the city and raise like home prices possibly buy back factor four initiatives. It is weird. It's just not considering communities. At all. In yet. There's this kind of. Mental Rask's Rask's rebuked you to a point where you're like Ono. Tesla is for the people there. The stay noble, it's this a new innovative technology and stuff, but those are all just unfortunately ways of undercutting the voices of black and Brown people in a community. Well and it feels like. I mean. Big gestures like that of the type of things that get and keep people elected whereas long-term sustainable organic growth. Does it right because it's hard to see so people are often afraid about keeping their keeping their seed city council governor mayor, whatever you need to have a big thing to point to, and it feels like that's a lot of times what the focuses. What's this short term? Gain can get rather than what's long term to use your word resilient sustainable community as a great transition to the question I wanted to ask about areas time in the office of resiliency and equity. And working for the. There's no adjective that can perfectly describe Divan. Douglas but effervescent is the one I normally use. Who is a WHO who is back in town, apparently to run the the campaign of Greg Robinson? Really yes, she. She confirmed that to me on Facebook I. Think yesterday actually I was just like Oh that's why you're backed. She's like yeah. I'm like sweet, but so which is interesting, so the person you worked for in the officer Officers Agency, and equity is now back to run against the person who put her in that job, so without loaded question was. I. It's interesting like I had to experiences at the city of Alpha One. Just working in an office of all black women was one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life. I wish that I mean part of me. was like this little? Why people feel like when they go to work in all, them are in the room. And easy everybody can communicate clearly an. So I I? Really enjoyed my. It's funny. I just got I got off a call with her right before I was on this podcast and we were just talking about our time that the city in what we want to see happen in Tulsa. It was it was the best of times. It was the worst of times I. Think being fully transparent it. It was when I actually woke up. That to the truth that politicians do care more about their relationships than they do the people that they are charged to third and foul. My exit from vide- came when the Turnkey Ordinance with being pushed or there are many people in the mayor's office. You didn't agree with it. There are many people in Mayor Bynum. Personal circles that didn't agree with it. It was a policy that was very reminiscent of stop and Frisk in that any peacekeeper meaning a police officer. It's suspected if they affected some teenager of being truant because they weren't in school the way that it was written, they could just stop and ask them questions. So that means like and we know that disproportionately impacts people of Color obviously Latin. Next community would have been. That would have been really terrifying. Because any interaction with law enforcement can be benign bills. Dangerous militias fell in A. Mexican Marham is old has pulled their kid out of school because they're sick that day. The way that policy was written off. There would be able to stop them and question them. Which we know? How over police, saying in how all of those things in the it ends up in math incarceration in eighty seven gene blood thing it ended up with people being deported. My job at the city was the title. Five commissioners persistent throw. I tried to work really hard to organize all the title fives to make recommendations to the mayor about felt about that policy most disagreement and it became really clear if he just didn't care, he was friends with the city councillor, and that relationship was gonna take priority over all of the unknowns or all of the potential off of that policy, and that was when I decided to make my exit I. Always say to people. There's a reason debnam Douglas doesn't work for the city, and there's reason that annual Davis doesn't work for the city of Tulsa. Now, we can add Christina still blitzer that list who no longer works boothia Tulsa entered the administration. Not Bynum I have no problem saying that I endorse Greg Robinson as a candidate I think that he is really going to fight for equity. For All Tulsen's I have seen him working in those faces for free and considering the health in benefit of the city without even being to do it or for and saw I understand devante motivation for working on his campaign, because I think one thing that was very clear to both of us when we started working together at the city is that we both actually wanted to do equity work. We didn't want to check a box. We wanted to see policy changes that we're going to help the most marginalized and vulnerable offers in when became clear that that was not necessarily the agenda we. Well, it does seem like more. As good answer was. Yes, it seems like more people are less willing to. Stick around somewhere where they feel like. The policies are. Not anti-racist or are not working towards equity Kobe you had a similar experience as well I mean. It just seems like that. You're seeing more and more people who are not willing to take to stay in a job anymore if they don't feel like it really fits what they're looking for. What I think at the end of the day when it comes the black and Brown people working at institution, that's not explicitly anti races. You're just putting the safety of that employees at risk just day in day out and like with my situation, community or communication with such a a problem. No matter what so to be able to discuss issues around safety and raise in how they were connected for a lot of our staff. If if I if we can't talk about that then why should I be here like? This was before Cova. Did the to a degree I'm risking my life to come into work for less than fifteen an hour like no. It's not. It literally isn't worth it. I think in the past. There wasn't a lot of room to wiggle around because it's like I leave here, but then I just go into another burning room right, but I think. What's been great about this moment is that a lot of people of color have been able to use the moment to be heard and to? Get. Get the words to express all of this in N. tickets stance, and maybe get other employees of color on the same page to. Try and make something out of it. It's unfortunate because. This moment has been. Great, in allowing those voices to have a platform or to be amplified, it's. It's. It's equally depressing like just the fact that like. We. Twenty twenty. Finally happening this conversation, but then cove. It is like this big. Void where like just just isn't going to happen today or next week or the next board meeting whatever it's going to be on the other side of the next quarter when our budgets are actually back in line and stuff, but that doesn't mean that promises can't be made now it's just it's just of course another hurdle in getting past. Racism I guess. The the the cultural changes right will come a lot easier than I think. Economic changes concerning their. We like economically everyone unless one, a lot of people are in a strange economic place right now and so economically things have to sort of bounce back before economic changes can then be changed because right now like people always gonNa care about themselves. I ride, that's. The nature of way humanity I guess. I can only speak for. Myself there, but. So. We were talking for fifty minutes, which probably transition to our last part well to. Jump in with that I mean one of the things that that we like to talk about is just to see how our listeners can can get connected with you and get connected with a focus, black Oklahoma and get involved if it makes sense. Yeah, you can definitely follow up on all of our media channels. It's going to be focused like Oklahoma. We are on instagram you to face faith. Am I forgetting anything cobaine. So you can do talk snapchat yeah. Snaps snaps not quite yet. You can go to trysofi collective. Dot Com slash donate to donate to the cause and help us do what we do. End Yet. Tuning in really luckily for us. That's an easy. Answer! Like how can you help this just like informed and then? Shared In share information, and then if you just want to find me under my actual name, Ariel Davis on facebook and I'm not even going to get my instagram name because there's just not worthy for people to go. Check out that account. Of Me. But if you do to my facebook page, be prepared. I Don I don't believe in tone policing now. I'd say the same. Cloth you excellent on facebook I enjoyed immensely so I was like yeah. Those people I'm called the Aria on facebook and you can find my instagram if you really want to I guess. We're world just like yeah like we do instagram, but we're not good at it. I think I'm decent instagram I just I. I'll say the same I don't. I don't feel like I told. Police on instagram and everybody's ready for that. It's out there if you want it, but. Kobe is much better with instagram like anytime. We do anything I'm like how do I? How do I add to my story? Don't know. Fun Fact About Colby. We actually have the same thing, really yeah. A random conversation at a bar after. Playing. Well, what does this bar you speak? Chrysler. All I'm I don't know why there to say that. I should be see. This is the burden of light. Just whack blackness. I should be I should say that retro, but I wasn't I would I would. Write. Her But yeah, it was crazy. We we've got the same birthday and there's some some odd alignments that are are interesting. But like your laxed on facebook is the first three letters of of her name for instance. So all the serious topics we talked about when you're not pondering the long legacy of white supremacy, or how badly tells US design for people to walk. What are you doing? Just sort of? Keep your spirits up. What's your pop culture comfort food during this pandemic I? Recently really enjoyed fleabag on Amazon. That was an amazing show. And again somewhat burden burden to admit that I have a few shows that I. don't i. Am will just out myself on this podcast that I hate that I? Really really liked because they're very problematic. Hill is one of them. Nicer right. It's probably wanted. It it breaks. Breaking News. Good because there are many racist problematic things in that show, but for some reason I do find it maybe because it's kind of an entry point into culprit, I'm never going to be a part of white blue collar, white culture, but the only accent. Definitely, love reading just read a book called. The deep that I recommend is by non binary black author, and it is a thou- a Mermaid Culture that evolve of the Trans Atlantic, slave trade. Now! I kind of have a similar answer. Really I want to add Jesse toes, not just designed badly for people who want to walk. It's just designed that. have. The school outside of that. It's like problems on problems, but I we. We finished up the fourth season of insecure. That was really nice. We've been watching a lot of Avatar. The last Air Bender out nice. Quality show back from middle school that we partner had never seen before, but it turns out is more relevant than ever. Basically you have a bunch of indigenous nations that are able to move water, rock and fire air with their hands in movement, and then there's one nation, the fire nation that decides to commit genocide against all other nations. So I'm not on during the long legacy of white supremacy I'm enjoying it in cartoon form for. Fire nationwide people. You're not wrong. And in the night Shamlan. Version I think all of them are white people division yeah. Just not a plus. Terrible, terrible movie all right well, thank you both for taking the time with US twice. Our listeners will not know that. We attempted to recording a couple of days ago. That did not go well as super-secret podcast that if you donate a million dollars on Patriotic Jesse you can. Don't tell video. We might need you all to recreate this this recording. We didn't do show. We'll walk around house and recorded. Storm and body everything. Well thank you both for joining us and I'm have a lot of work to do on. 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Episode 25: Kojo and Onikah Asamoa-Caesar and the Power of Stories

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Episode 25: Kojo and Onikah Asamoa-Caesar and the Power of Stories

"Welcome to another episode. Papa good a podcast where we hear from the change agents making Tulsa Oklahoma and the world, a more vibrant and inclusive place. I'm your philanthropy Jesse. And I'm your Vice Admiral Philanthropy Chris Miller and today our guests are own Nica and Kojo Asamoah Caesar. Co Joe the Democrat candidate Ryan to be. Our representative for district one here in Oklahoma for the US House representatives. Because the owner and founder of Fulton Street and coffee she also while while working for the George Kaiser family. Foundation also launched the birther eight strategy for Tulsa. We talked to own IKA and Coho. A lot of things including how they're building communities through Fulton books and running for Congress y sharing stories are so important to connecting and how to evolve this moment of social change into a permanent change. And if you listen very carefully, you will hear our guest Dr Their newborn daughter. Enjoy. Well. We are very excited to have to special guests on the podcast today we have own NICA and Kojo? Asamoah. Caesar. One of the reasons we want to have you both on and not individually even though you both are doing amazing things individually is the fact that you are doing it as a married couple who has just had a child. So my first question, our first question is, what does it been like both trying to run for Congress, open up new business and having a newborn during this pandemic we're in. A word that can. Describe? Level of challenging and web been saying people who. Questions. Asked we go to. The more like. It's US whether it's time or being on zooms or spending time with baby, but we're experiencing right now. They're all the things that are happening, but there's also the. Motion all right were also experiencing a time where in the middle of the pandemic, an all of the social ills are still at work, and so we witnessed the murder of George. Lloyd. Of all of that. So it's it's a hard question in. Normal. Times. All those things are diploid challenging enough, but have these. Factors that. Are. The. Places though. Having a baby right and. He. Doesn't know or care about any of these things change. and. Just comes and she brings joy and miles and. Then, L. Taza banks. It gives perspective fan I'll say seat of joy these. Listen it's important to know your dad is running for Congress. He's going to be very busy. You have to understand that. I am fascinated by trying to run for public office when you can't meet with large people large groups of people in person what have you found in the last couple of months have been served the best uses of connecting with your constituents. Thankfully, we announced very early in November. and. Really. Adamant about going out and meeting people house grade. You're on this endemic stay at home order. Time me one. Have Been Great. It was great to kind of take a step back and reflect on what everything meant. A candidate. Candidate I wanted to be. been how one the really speak. To people and I came out of it saying I have to truly be authentic new and low poll switching no candidate. Out of that, right like people are looking for someone who has the courage of their convictions and is going to speak their truth and so that had actually been a great thing and being able to communicate. If social media or zone when you're not in person Establi- more important to be. Honest and genuine it. That's a come through. I'll say this. Meetings are absolutely great because you can have a lot of them in a day and it cuts out travel time right and then you can meet people from all over the place. So I've had. Oaks in. San Francisco in Boston and Ghana. Right. How all over? That has been a blessing in disguise. added. GET RID OF THE VIRUS AND DONALD TRUMP The listeners this podcast know our feelings towards current president. was just going to say so it seems like for both the you community is a big theme and it seemed like that was part of the theme for Fulton Books Right to be more than a bookstore. Can you talk a little bit about what the mission was and what the goal for Fort was? My favorite story to tell the illustrates that point is They might. Say never say I don't believe in beating children's. Let's take that away from the certain secret message any. At group in the Mississippi Way back in the days seventy four and he says, if he ever got trouble at school like you got beat by three people before leaving at home his ear. And so I think the lesson to take from that. And the understanding that that he wasn't just. Out Gertrude Banksys is. The community so anyone can felt a sense of responsibility. There was a collective responsibility for the children those warrants someone else's children, rebels children are their children, streets it was these are our children all have some responsibility for them and or long time in black communities in the state of the church played central roles. community is where you went for prayers will return to. Gossip or even for news or you want for a community where he went for resources, you need them, and that role has deteriorated over time. So when I look around Where are the community has now who's role in in a lot of instances of? Communities where you don't even know their neighbors Nazi to me is unacceptable I'm so. In, a sense our mission is part trying to answer a question. Jim, we bill better to unity adding this space here that seeks to be inclusive seeks to censure the narrative stories in the experiences of black digits, people of Color. So that's in part. Out How can we build better community Communities in terms immunity have I building relationships in all of this How does the same coach? How do the same themes impact you and your campaign so far? Me In this time where we seem so divided in an incid. In this world of alternative reality than alternative facts. All that our president wakes every day and. Divide us in one group against another. It is incumbent upon A. Wrestler candidates who remind people Together. Like. Donald Trump. intestinally dividers Kevin hearn is intentionally talking divided. Intentional about building bridges in China bring people. Together. and. So that leads to listen people and not just come with what I want to say but listen folks and then respond I'm fine those common themes. Connection. That even if they don't know me or don't live in my town, they find her humanity and understand that. I'm advocating for will help people who live in my neighborhood, but also help the people who live in their neighborhood right and if a kid in October seeds that the kid east, Halston can also indicated in Wagner County Go that is what we're trying to do and bring people together. Lines of difference and really truly raised vibe as how we're going to be able to get anything don't. Politicians often when running for office mentioned the fact that there's we agree on more things than we disagree on. And I still believe that but at the particular moment, it's really truly hard to understand them. For example, I was listening in on the city council meeting last night about the ordinance. and. I mean I made the mistake of gang involved with trolls and the comments that's on me but. The, no voicemails it was so clear that like you said, we live in diversion realities with people. We are neighbors with who we work with who we see on occasional zoom meetings now. and. So how do you? Both of you actually because you both having to deal with populations that may disagree with you may not want to listen to what you have to say. How do you try to sort of open up conversations with people you disagree with? That star me one I. Think begins with knowing that you're not gonNA be able to persuade everybody or you have to have that kind of humility or sippy don't think. I'm just GONNA be able to convince everybody they're going gonNA. Be Certain folks matter what you say how nicely you say in whether you want a suit entire like they're just not GonNa, you know agree with you or Also, believe that much by WanNa. Come together. Quote that I've heard says rather be divided by truth united in error. Unity is not the highest value? It's about how can be arrive at truth. In that is with story right? It's with our stories. ME. opposite. Engage in any what I call wikipedia debates right where we just read wikipedia debate about will be read. I'm going to tell you my story whether we're talking about health care or case or justice environment than a connected to a personal score that I have then again. Since your store. So the end you even if you disagree with me, you understand how arrive at my position. And then we can agree that like we're not gonNA agree one hundred found the top. Of Your Mom, you love your mom and she raise you. Though what makes it that you'RE GONNA Time with politician elected official out. Once, we set those ground rule. It gives us a chance I took move the ball forward from where we are. You don't let the become enemy. We can move forward if I talked to ten people. Talk. For. Ten Republicans. Eight of them saying I don't like down on with them but two of them. Saying you. Made me think about some optima second look my job. Then feel good in the moment. Problem. I agree with myself one hundred percent of the time Oh Nico. was that idea the coder just talked about sort of why Fulton Street books put together those ally boxes man. was definitely in part the reason why we found ourselves at the time where people are sitting at home blackhawks this reality. Forever in this country button had some people who has time to look around and kind of notice in see what was going on Vk like this actually seems maybe it's systemic like maybe there's something wrong in this country that may WanNa learn a bit more about, and so I launched the allied box for those sold cycle Joe said. You can give everybody in the world in they're never going to understand that. Out of what we experience countries systemic visited all of those things. Launched ally for folks who are genuinely curious who generally wanted to learn how to become better allies and you know why? I Center I'm black folks in the space singer Brown votes in his face. It wasn't opportunity because our our mission is twofold is about building better community. It's also about building literacy intergenerational literacy. We have the opportunity to help support learning of a community that impacts impact cadets as she's growing up in this world that I wanted to take the opportunity to do. So I have to say often decry the fact that the burden of education providing while on free public education when it comes to divert conclusion is always on the shoulders of robes in this country but because work for such a time in says. We had the resource curate a book a book list I wanted to be able to take advantage of Other thing happened to say is Are Necessary they are far from sufficient right so it's one thing to read about a thing in to understand it. It's another to use what we learned to actually get out and take action right whether it's where you live where you work replay praying. Any of those things are sitting job and that's always in the you know the thing it does. So I'm GonNa ask you both the question we've been asking our last couple of guests is what was different about this particular moment that sort of a woke her incense in a certain population of white people that there was a problem they were ignoring at the very way of asking the question, but I'm sticking with it. I'll say I think probably starts. I'll I'll start where it doesn't stocks right in the middle. Thing that we were. Pandemic global pandemic affected everybody. And we're sitting at home. There's no sports. No housewives of whatever city is not read this draft So, he will have to be in a space where you happens the reflects at then you're seeing the news and you've seen these. Images. Day of a police officer literally kneeling on the net unarmed black man who's out Earth Mall and though I think Space of people got a chance to reflect in. Ben Of our run. Up. To the beginning. Thank in two thousand, sixteen on Burma's when he's seen, a lot of white folks were shocked. Wake up to find that number president lifeboats were not restocked. We see that happening here. But Waco's were shocked and they realize crap like where we've been taking politics for granted out. I mean. While you're really went there. Ethanol. skit right down. which was the black folk, the skit where And vitals all my avatar being American hospital able but anyway. I think that began the work of if people realize that. Matters. Is Not in sport. Sideline certain things happen. And so if you connect it to murder. Women that I hear from in our campaigns auto realize eight like I islands is contributing to this violence. Right? Mind negligence is. Wrong and I actually don't want this world for my kids. And I want to do something and I want to be a part of make. A difference I think that really awaken the sense in people that were already awakened by trump, but now added the racial component to it a, and then with the black lives matter movement already meet that moment it gave people about sheets actually. Get Out of the House and. And do something. I think all of that is. Down a part of it in love history right some waiting for the next five years to pass anything the fracking how points religion on the past life. I also think that there's something else at play here which has to do with. It has to do with the economy where it became very popular to be on the quote unquote right side of history. Right in in people were seeing on the financial implications of not supporting life is matter you've seen this time again when you start to hit the pockets of companies, organizations business is big business across entry that. Will be into take notice and take action one of the most. Moments I love to sit down with a lend just ask him how he feels because the finally come out and make a statement where now. Months ago everything that happens to him in them refusing to take a stand. It's like Oh will now it's more convenient. You're right side than it was just that short time of our. Choosing to do this. So there's there's some level of prophecy that's tied to. The economics I think that also acts in a force people in to do the right thing now that there is some level of. Little shift right and for some people, some companies you're saying it almost feels like they're they're doing it because it's more convenient to rather than maybe they really believe you know that in the cause of justice. So how do we hold on to this moment and don't let it become a fad that sort of slips away when people stop paying attention? I wouldn't even push like how do we make this moment evolved into something that sustainable begin intentional we're time I'll talk really quickly about one thing that is probably related. To you but what's the shaving company? Gillette the men shaving company. On black men have been shaving assuming for as men have been shaving. Had I'm picking on them. I don't know that I'm sorry but when. I. Watched owned companies has Gillette and other companies were refusing to provide. A tool that day specifically needed for their. Hair care. That's Gillette kind of took notice right so now they have like Mersal linemen in them in the top about razors Now, even like Oh, we're losing our dollars because you have companies that are catering to Volkswagen foresees products because no one else catering to them I'll say the same or Pantene I. Only Pantene has the bottle eighteen. In Washington here since watching hair right. Longtime. There were companies that did not bat an eye about the needs of black women in our care care. Ryan. And then you have black women who go in now able to start companies all of a sudden. Comes out with dancing brown bottle right so. A little bit of that going on in the challenge is. Be. Yes I want those companies make sure that they're providing services or everyone who needs them for all of their customer segments. End. At just because they stand to lose money because someone else's come along right I'm in the challenge becomes like do you support only all black women need to go support only So, what's the sustainable? Middle long-term because other things that I see happening that we don't have much why we often have blackout Fridays where you purchase on businesses or Black Tuesdays we percent by businesses. Companies appeasing certain Appalachians being able to profit off of it even though they didn't care about reputations for resale something eleven acrimonious starting to take notice and do those things had make sure whether there's some love equity as companies are doing. There was an article I read originally, I was trying to find it while while you're talking, but it was talking about the difference between a Social Act and an economic act and like these companies saying matter is a Social Act Non Economic Act because actually changing anything about their company and how he shouldn't let them off the hook for that. I'm glad Fedex or decided that they were no longer going to sponsor a team named after a slur for indigenous peoples on the other hand. Are they hiring more people of color? As managers yeah. Offer sober services now, going to collect money but you're board is still all white right? We got you know about those things sweat how do we? How do we use this ball companies ordination communities? It's In the social activism space and do think I see not say it potentially just be. Moment. There, Lisa think we're giving people easy entryways into Lumet if you will I sell, it may start off with you just watching the news and fearing sense of guilt or anger. Asking, what should I do? Maybe, you start googling right these hats unarmed black folks who've been at least you learn more Others protests men's also this weekend. Okay. I'M GONNA go. And Menu attend the other people? So I now you see that you're part of something. Right then if I even protest, think do we do nets? Okay. Let Me Register to vote. Are registered. Now, let me show up to vote. And then now oh, I see that Robinson unfamiliar he saying things that I think are going to bring about a productive change to our community. Let me donate to his campaign right. Let me off Sierra for campaign. Let me go knock on doors tell my neighbors. So you doing these things that slowly gets you into the act pause to actually do things nothing. That's how we they moment laugh and turns movement literally moving you're acting right in how small the actions are gets you into movement, and so I'm not mad at it. If all you can do is goats or protests like some ready for he did is registered voted at something in hopefully small acts meets a larger. Kolja, one of the phrases you've used to kind of differentiate yourself from your opponent and maybe some other politicians as well is leaders eat last. Can you kind of explain what that means to you and and how it applies to what you want to do if you're elected? Assigns. Users use it's not illegal. I didn't do anything illegal height. Evil and there's A. moral. Courage. And that's what leaders really about. We didn't elect you and give you the perks of leadership. In this format you have the three that you have to just be like everybody else and follow in. To really be. Understanding that we have. That we elect you. In that, we know that, yeah, you're getting the platform you get these perks leadership, but in times of crises or going to stand up us. You're not going to advocate for yourself because it's very easy. 'cause you're in the room where it happens in were not. And so we want to know about. Characters about characters. Like a statute statute have character because you know what they're going to be going. Even if you're not there, you know they're gonNa do when the verdict comes hoops on under head. You can trust that. and. So anyway so leaders eat last. By that sense that I am going to be self because I'm going to be a servant leader, I'M GONNA put others ahead of myself and so what we as Congress passes We want small businesses like NECAS. Store coffee soft right to be able to stay afloat. Paid their employees throughout is and. We want the money to announce to them. We don't want our leaders who are in the room. Go to the front of the line and collect two million dollars. And then the money runs out and now black brown marginalized communities don't have access to that. So the thing Kevin Hein Gun is to say, well, you have access to this money can go eat i. Eat I I'm. GonNa make sure the money gets down for the people and at the end if there is some food left. I will eat. Any. There's no who left. MILLION HAVE Access to Bents, lungs that I can get my own. And He's the best kids. And one of those things where I didn't think we had to start asking our leaders for that thing, right? That was something they were supposed to want to do already. And I still wait for my pc loan. Trying to help a small pockets direction coming here until Oklahoma government if you're listening. It's not their fault banks keep denying me but anyway, no, that's I mean, honestly that's a sentiment you want from your your public leaders, right? They are there to. Act And vote and research for you. You elected them to make those decisions because you are in our. Slash, democratic system that's the role. Especially congressman is supposed to play literally that's in your title representative aren't Well I. Just think that I like. Kolja that you're talking about how you can you will tie back to stories and just earlier today I read posted a little bit about your your life story and just reading that I could kinda thinking back I can see, okay this part I can see how can connect to education funding or health care or anything else what about your life story kind of prepared you for those type of conversations It starts off with. Gang that you. Or to do something like run for office, right, there's going to be a lot of naysayers they're gonNA be a lot of people say you're not experienced enough. You're going to DAB to some maybe I'm smart enough. To. The right schools whatever I don't have the right pedigree and then you start to realize may I don't know what they're talking about Enduring Ho fetter What's truly important in a democracy? The people all right it's it's the people and it is being able to have conversations and swaying. Found the best way the way that connects most is through stories and so how connect your story sue? Policy stances you have in the issues of day and actually to s these point that's why you ran in the first quits right you are citizens like everybody else and you saw these things happening they happen in your life and their happening other people's lives and you are compelled to step up to try to do something about it. As a teacher in kindergarten classroom. At is a state where we're forty-ninth in the nation in education funding. Right and we're forty eighth teacher pay. We're losing all our best teachers or teacher down the hall from me. After work at Walmart on the weekends because you have three kids are home and she has to make ends meet right. Joe Needs to be able to fund education or the fact that my mom. Is Send me back to Donna at the age of to live with my Auntie my grandma because she couldn't afford child hit a fine. Literally have to send me back in I lived out. So I can identify with other mothers to decide between on work and childcare leaving. It's grandma all those things or when it comes to healthcare my mom. At Age twenty three. Deputy American. Dream working hard to jobs taking me because crosses you. Away from a degree in. Technology at eight, thirty nine. Straw and why now the years of hard work in stress will catch up to you are edge. Oh you end up in hospital there for four months. CAN'T AFFORD THE BILLS GO bankrupt I and it's not just her. Ankle Bells are the number one cause of vampy in America. You've not yet for medical bills. In the wealthiest is Mason on earth. A WE, encourage people to work hard to resume their dreams. Go bankrupt just because you get sick and you can't afford. CARE. All right. So that's the story that's personal resonates you find out a lot of other at this lady and I think it was Bartlesville telling me that you know her husband got sick dinner husband got sick. In ultimately. So much stress in in their marriage in wasn't because. Rest due to sickness. It was the stress due to the medical bills in Newburgh insurance companies at Blue Luma Haagen, right? That's crazy. If these stories when you share your story. Enacted the issue than others to connect their own stories that issues them realize that while we can actually do something to change this. I'm a bad person because I'm going through this or I'm just lazy made the wrong decisions are people in need assistance who are making decisions that affect my life in these issues, and we can actually make different decisions that will get different outcomes for our la Our mental, that's what I found to. Able to see like. Going through something and you're not connected to politics or your elected leaders. It is directly connected and Kevin Hart can actually do something about this. Cell. So that's the power story connecting. My first issue can allow people to do the. Speaking of the power of Stories Omega a Bookstore A. Non chained. Independent Bookstore I imagine gives you a little more freedom about what books you WANNA feature. What is it the customer see when they first walk in? How have you thought about how you wanted customers to interact with stories as they walk into your store? I liked the humiliation stories. The existence of street is about stories, old stories that are malign spirits when things on looking most forward to or the most is the most mothering on operating on a little bit sleep. In Library. So we're situated visibly right in the Heights neighborhood or formerly known as the Brady Heights neighborhood named after Brady and fans men are in the neighborhood ginger problem. Some failing the greatest example of accidental patient whether. Or not the neighborhood gentrifying. And That, is terrifying. Casing is the fact that. People Brown people. Indigenous People Shave or Little. Progress with livelihoods in Austin our lives. Always tell. Is Driving. And I'm right around the house and I see this young boy Bergen, and down the street arm swing in down the street and as someone who Ruben the black community art that came to. Your mind was. Three lights are about to be on. So he's got to get home right about to bubble grammar. The child everyone's playing the street is all good streetlights come on by gaps right? That's why. You just help now. That's what I thought that can remind the next thing that came to my mind was. Other people do this. And I know that answer I know the answer for many different reasons oftentimes. The neighborhood has a facebook page and it's improved a lot but at its genesis, a lot of women would see in suspicious black man walking down the street. Reading them he suspicion there's white man walking down the street. Probably. His own neighborhood in Eugene fire. Now suspicious because you're not used to the culture, you're not used to being around lackey will just being black and living their lives. Until. Now, all of a sudden suspicious. and. Then we know that this often results in phone calls phone call police, or people who take it upon themselves be neighborhood security. So. We paid for by heads and then Blair off her lies I'm. That I'm hoping we can do. Not Answer is not a solution, but something is called the Human Library in Hubei Liar is a national program what it does ideas you check out. Instead of a book, you check out a person in goes back to telling stories. It's harder to other someone. Sat Down you heard their story, look them in the eye, and now you have a reference point when talking about understanding that identity maybe didn't happen work I allowed people who are doing this heat language about. Immigrants in who they are and what they come to do live. No bubble in don't know anyone who is an immigrant. Family. Those things. It's harder to tell those stories those lives in in in have those narratives when you sat down on what we're hoping to use that as an opportunity people across the table from votes who share defined indies. Someone who has been? rated. someone who has been formerly awarded the port or an range denise for people to just. Able stories and I'm hoping that. At least within this name has a star, we can start to build those bridges Ostlund. That's one of the reasons of always enjoyed podcast and the one of the reasons. Chris and I started this one was I always saw in my own life that if someone could hear a personal story about something, they would end up. Carrying a little bit more about it or Almost matching the the level of care the person who they're listening to is at. So if I get people on the podcast who were talking about homelessness or Systemic racism or hunger or public education that would force people to hear those stories and then close whatever empathy gap existed in their universe. Exactly. percent of the books on our shelves are written by featuring skin color. People walk in there pointed to walk into Barnes and noble this culture shock enrollment. For them the scene completely different stories in there. So you don't have James Patterson's most recent novel. Of Your store. Kolja there's a lot of will say historical. That had been attached to your campaign and and your primary win right I I a lot of things. So do you feel like an extra sort of weight of history on this campaign or d. just let that slide off and focus on your campaign? That I'm reminded of it. So the first American to. In the major party nomination for Congress as sparked. Eight Azziman excitement that home in Ghana and also within the in American communities around the United States. I've been inundated with messages on media increase. That has been really surprising and also. That sense that I am did doing something dated myself right in that. He Blur inspired by what I'm doing. Say largely that roll because. It'll even run. With as a black guy and Oklahoma Democrat the raiders or Red States right in the state the only state where Barack Obama did not win a single counting. Both Twelve elections. Already. No Democrat has won the in my lifetime thirty years already kind of knew that going into this and I decided to do it anyway and do it because actually saw credible ask victory. Of Yet. So whether to start or not doesn't help me get votes actually Unidad helped me talk for people right in convinced. ME. To. Them to see that I win it's GonNa. About changed for their lives and their families rights. But I do think and also the way I approached. superlatives is if twenty twenty. Shouldn't have all these I in twenty twenty So I'll take it if it inspires other people to go into, say I'm not going to disqualify myself. Whatever I'm going after because nobody before me, but that's how the word ends. As. Is GonNa say did you bring Haddassah with you to campaign events and just like hold her in front of people until they sit down? He came. Tenth so it was after Hannah pandemic. On my last in-person. Event words like Mar Arts Third I think it was or early but anyway, she posted a pitch today in mice story acid Endesa has set the. For the most impose. Participated in before we thin or so. You've been in many. Times in my arms asleep I am so yes. So sheets. On a subconscious Christie's in all these conversations said Department of one day we're going to be able to tell. Stories. I can see the Children's book about you running for Congress and getting it can be sold and phone books. So Override it. Out So, we have a recent interviews was somebody you reference earlier Greg Robinson he had some very nice things to say about you and one of the things that he talked about was just. Kind of similar finding that you know he just had to run because he said there was nobody else but also because he just felt like there were things that he needed to change locally. So what are the things for you that you really want to change what are kind of your big focus items beyond what I told you got earlier about? Leadership, nurses, self interested and really being for the people in this democracy. Is Star as myself question, do the people want and the answer is the people in America as good as its promise And Make America, great is. He actually put on paper these high aspirations ideals. Never fully been true but at least we wrote them down. So every generation ever stop to try to make up as Jewish possible in gauging this product, perfecting our Union and so my platform based on answering that question how do we go to America's promise nets expanding opportunities to more and more people? THAN RESTRICTING The main, the four-man categories are education and opportunity. On economic security. Environment and infrastructure in under those high a whole lot of sensors fights. greasing funding for education teachers like they're worth who its. Debt relief right in health care universal healthcare access. Minimum wage were living weights right injustice equity. In our failed war on drugs I stopped over policing black and Brown community legalize marijuana so we don't use it as an excuse to. Imprison Black and Brown bodies while it's another state. Let's acknowledge tasks apologized for the harm we've flicked on marginalized communities and make home so that we can all move forward together as one nation. Right. Let's rethink our energy sources so we can protect our environment and decrees. Than Habitable Planets next generation not so common sense things. End Up actually you'll communities of opportunity and that's what it's about. It's not. Quality of outcome. Equality of opportunity. Has Been about nobody's asking for a handout would ask for a hand up. Matter of fact, four people are the hardest working on America is it is difficult to before. So. So best the message message has resonated right across lots of difference and you have to try really hard to be mad at message or reject that message right and people have tried and all your far left Socialists or if you said anything that remotely benefits back people and you're the candidate. Racist just wants to help black people but nothing that I just said only helps one people it helps all of us and. To, do it and we have to continue to come back each and every day and not let. Blows gets you down right off his walker they wanna do but there are more people who it's resident with an at least. People. are going to go to the polls November and we're going to be quite frankly surprised at the kind of support that my campaign guess for that grades. Angle. I've been. I've been called the far left Socialists for my entire life. Now, I want to ask this question. Is Probably GonNA. Have a long answer anyway. As a representative. Representative of Congress, you only have so much power to put things into action right the amount of bills they get introduced they never voted on or even debated. So how would you use your power as representative to? Enact change when you're having to do it inside a much larger system. No that's a good point. I always tell people because when people say people act and off the world's problems now, right now going to be one of orange and thirty, five members of. And in one chamber of Congress and we have three branches throughout same. That's why we have to make sure we elect. Joseph R Biden junior as president. We have maintained control of the House of Representatives that we win the Senate. Then, we can get some things done at the same time that told you guys in the way to be. Persuasive is to begin by knowing limitations of your persuasive Powell's. A thing with being a member of Congress after I, can't do everything. Where am I going to stake my claim? ME. In. Somebody in a moment guys it's. -cation education education begin valid had one issue to work on it would be education, right? That's where I started leave. It is the most important component of creating opportunity. Then after that I think. Healthcare Criminal Justice Lago three things, and they're connected right because you're actually in Oklahoma defunding arts education system. We're lacking its case in funding, and yet we leave the nation and incarceration. Right so you see how connected and then we just went with. Obamacare in its twenty twenty that's ten years can years of rejecting e. Dollars right or expand medicaid. Mostly because the people that were benefit were black and Brown people. So the are we not educating elk folks and then. Phone. The prisons. Albert not there we are. The nine of health care and their lob even. So I think I have to like really hone in on that and focus on Matt and then if I'm lucky enough to win. Recently been told is that potential for my election to be maybe a national figure when it comes to being the first guy in American the In Congress and what they need right for. The continent of Africa for the Democratic Party to have such nominee and district can be happy and excited about that because if you are elected as a national vendor that's more power in a platform that you have to be able to advocate for your district in your. Hopefully apple to reconnect with about of national. Organization since our primary victory and were exploring being able to use that service to artistic right here in home. So we're sort of getting close to the end of of our our here. So one of the things we always ask. Somebody listening to this and gets as an is inspired how can they connect with you? How can they help? Yeah for for me. Our website JOE FOR CONGRESS DOT COM K. O., J. O. for our. Congress. About our platform. Watch videos where I tell you my story? In my values in what brought me to this point? Offer Social Media Platform. So instagram at for Congress twitter Congress. A facebook Congress about the AIDS. Annual able to connect with others on our website. Also sign up to be a volunteer or as our email list you can get regular updates and then Saad as well. If you want to play probably in your neighborhood that you support our campaign and you. Already have already have one of those. Also, also, I asked Greg, why he had to make his signs bigger than yours but. He's taller so you know. I was GonNa make a sports hall work. Philip Short Man I will make that joke and so other than going and buying a book or t shirt or hat at street. How else can they support your store? Follow us on Instagram and facebook at Alton Street nine, one, eight, I'm also nowhere. So in the middle within. So there are ways to support from a distance serves little shopping hours on Saturdays or sign up for curbside pickup, Leeann solace on on our social channels. Worked in my. Black. Episodes could be full links. So Our Our final question is. I always feel bad asking incredibly busy people this because they answer juicy nothing. Even though one of you running for Congress, when have you to start a business and you have a newborn what are you doing doing your downtime during this pandemic? What's your sort of Pop Culture Comfort food if any? I really been digging. gumming. Not, like a huge candy person that coach got him from allows permit and I've been. Ever since stagnant. And then I would say, not the vitamins the idea to be productive all the time he's believer in resting but series wrestlers, fifteen minutes Oj are taking a nap there the idea off. Of the ministry, the money on tunnel I have downtime disturbing A NIGGA backup watts, you've been watching narcos. binge-watching that I've kind of been didn't. thrones on the APP and watch anything Nice Nance ready for Congress were with out ended last Ethan. Given. His Own Mind with wildlife. So there's been that and that's pretty much it. then. You always have with the question I'm like they don't have time to watch TV and stuff they're doing things hey malcolm. All my cat likes to randomly walked across the screen whenever on podcast but my cats, my cat's sleeping on my desk chair apparently once wasn't enough for them. All right. All right. There we go. The truth, the true stars of the Zoom Animals. So thank you both so much for joining us today and I'll make sure to list as many things of those things you mentioned as I can in our show notes and just thank you both for the work you're doing and it was. It was very enjoyable talking to you both. 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Black Lives Matter and an Update

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04:14 min | 1 year ago

Black Lives Matter and an Update

"Hey it's Dan Tibur scheme. It is June fifth, two thousand twenty. If you're hearing this right now, you've probably heard our podcast running from cops. It was about the impact of reality policing shows like cops and my PD. About how these shows use coercive tactics on citizens, how they on the regular present, bad policing as good policing, and in the case of cops how they actually give the police full control over what the viewers are allowed to see. The uprising started a week ago. Sparked by the murder of George Floyd is about structural racism in how we value black lives, and a system of policing. That seems hell-bent on not changing. The goal is change, and so we wanted to give you a piece of good news. It's a small piece, but still. One of the cities that lie PD films in Tulsa Oklahoma complaints about the show from locals there have been coming in since the very beginning for harassing citizens for encouraging racial profiling the works. Community leaders in trying to get Tulsa to permanently dumped lie PD since the very first episode of the show aired. We want an immediate end to lot feeding including this protest outside city hall this past January. It's bad to leasing. It's bad policy and it needs to be stopped and for it to be done for entertainment value. Is incredibly disheartening. But the city is Oh said whatever, and live PD, continued to follow and film. The police putting citizens on TV whether they liked it or not. That ended on Monday. Following a weekend of protests around the world, including Tulsa community leaders sat down with the mayor. This is him. Meeting today. These are really. Challenging issues for any city in the country, it was a three hour meeting hopefully the first of many where they discussed path forward for the city to make real police before real. Hard to say how it will turn out and safe to say it will be grueling work to make change happen, but one thing. The city finally did agree to in the room. They agreed to send live PD packing effective immediately. We know that there are many issues that we have to face. We know that because of this meeting. White supremacy did not go away. This is Greg Robinson and activist until so we noted because it is meeting. Justice has been served today to the mini Black Tolson there for years and years have not gotten the justice that they deserve, but on today we did take a positive step forward. Given the enormity of the problem, it is a small thing I know, but it's a thing. Tomorrow June. Sixth live PD is scheduled to celebrate celebrate its three hundredth episode on the air. Law Enforcement Departments in the following. Places are still signed on to participate in live PD summer season. Richland county south, Carolina Berkeley. County South Carolina Lawrence Indiana Williamson County. Texas Clay County Florida West. Baton Rouge Louisiana. Speaking of anniversaries, this coming Monday cops will premiere. It's thirty freaking third season of the show now airing on the paramount network. Among the police and sheriff's Department scheduled to participate Fort Myers. Florida, Escambia, Florida, Santa, Rosa, Florida and Lee County Florida Big Year for Florida apparently. Now is the time for public pressure. So if you live or know someone who lives in any of these places, you can contact your local representative and tell them how you feel about turning policing into entertainment or better yet consider peacefully and safely joining the local protests going on in those cities. Also consider contributing to one of the community groups or bail funds in these locations. We put a list of them in the show notes for this episode and will tweet them out from the headline count also you can pass the information on. Be Will! And thanks for listening.

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Pentagon set to release government report on UFOs

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09:34 min | 2 months ago

Pentagon set to release government report on UFOs

"Hiring can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. But when you post a job on ziprecruiter their matching technology finds qualified candidates for you and invites them to apply so well other companies. Give you too many options. Ziprecruiter finds you the needle in the haystack. And right now you can try ziprecruiter for free at ziprecruiter dot com slash five things. Good morning. i'm taylor wilson and this is five things you need to know tuesday. The first of june twenty twenty one today. what's the deal with ufo sightings boss. Pride month begins and more a year or some of the top headlines. A cyber attack has hit the world's largest meat supplier. Jbs usa said it's not aware of evidence that any customers suppliers or employees data was compromised. The attack follows an attack on the colonial pipeline last month. A new study found that more than a third of the world's heat debts each year or do directly to global warming the study in the journal nature. Climate change looked at more than seven hundred cities around the world from nine hundred. Ninety one to twenty eighteen and police were hunting for suspects in south florida. Monday after two people were killed and twenty one injured during a shooting outside a banquet hall. Authorities are calling the incident an act of domestic terrorism. You may have noticed a lot of reports of ufo sightings recently on tuesday. The pentagon will release a government-sanctioned report on ufo's or unidentified flying objects bought. According to a top national intelligence official. It'll include some information that cannot be easily explained. Ann lewis ella zondo the former director of the defense department's investigations aerospace threat. Identification program told sixty minutes last month. That's true of some recent sightings he told. Cbs quote. is it some sort of new type of cruise missile technology that china has developed. Is it some sort of high altitude balloon. That's conducting reconnaissance ultimately when you have exhausted all those. What ifs and you're still left with the fact that this is in our airspace. And it's real that's when it becomes compelling and that's when it becomes problematic on quote a former navy pilot also told. Cbs about a two thousand four incident off southern california. He and three other pilots talked about an aircraft without any markings or wings and that it disappeared right in front of them. The navy has released footage of several incidents of unidentified aircraft spotting 's in the years since the story of june also means the start to pride month pride dates back to riots at stonewall in june of nineteen sixty nine led by black transgender women. New york city police violently raided the bar in manhattan's greenwich village enforcing a law against selling alcohol to gay patrons stonewall patrons and other people from neighboring bars fought back please. Violence fifty years later. Pride is celebrated around the country with street festivals events and parties last year celebrations had to move almost entirely online because of the pandemic but many twenty twenty. One festivities are back in person. Pride month is celebrated in june in some other countries to though different parts of the world celebrate at different times of the year for more on pride had to the life section on usa. Today dot com there. You can find a reflection from reporter david for about whether or not the traditional narrative of coming out could be a thing of the past. President joe biden is in tulsa tuesday. Were mark one hundred years. Since the tulsa race massacre an affluent black community there had formed an area known as black wall street in the early twentieth century. But in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine a white mob attacked the neighborhood killed hundreds of people and destroyed the country's wealthiest african american community. At the time biden we'll give remarks in tulsa and visit with the three remaining survivors ranging from one hundred one to one hundred seven years old sitting. Us presidents have largely ignored the massacre immediately after president. Warren g harding said. He was shocked and hope that quote such a spectacle would never again be witnessed in this country on quote while the federal government did little to ensure that plea and similar incidents of racist violence continued for decades. After former president donald trump visited tulsa last june but did not reference the massacre at just past one hundred days in office eighty nine percent of black americans say. They approve of the job. President joe biden is doing but his administration's ongoing responses to criminal justice and economic inequality to racially driven issues will be closely watched. And the george. Floyd justice and policing act has still not moved through the senate. Meanwhile many black so residents continue to mistrust the police even after a black police chief took over last year. Tolson's police department helped mobilize black mobs during the nineteen twenty one massacre and provided them with arms residents. Sharon mitchell named greg robinson spoke with the a change. I think it's something that the community needs to see. But how far does that change though when the doors closed our frustration with the police. Chief selection is that we demanded that the police chief selection include community and be a national search and my heart goes out for the black young men in this community. they don't have fathers. They need some and so having him in that position. Yes but do you knock your his time. I'm here but bahasa time. So i hope that through his ten year he can Really began to inject gays the community around. The changes that we've been advocating for more on the tulsa race massacre. You can go back and listen to our sunday edition of five things hosted by claire thornton. Find it right here on this. Feed a massive asteroid is expected to soar past earth on tuesday. Just four point five million miles away. Really tivoli close. Encounter. the asteroid known as twenty twenty one. K one is the size of the seattle space needle nasa classifies it as a potentially hazardous object because it's larger than four hundred ninety two feet and within four point six million miles of earth according to nasa jet propulsion laboratory. It'll fly by at forty thousand miles per hour. Tuesday marks the beginning of hurricane season in the atlantic the national oceanic and atmospheric administration classifies the season as running until november thirtieth and it usually peaks in august and september forecasters expect another intense season. 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Tyrance Billingsley II, Black Tech Street, and the idea of Ubuntu

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42:13 min | 10 months ago

Tyrance Billingsley II, Black Tech Street, and the idea of Ubuntu

"Home welcome to another episode of pod for good a podcast or we talked to the change agents trying to make Tulsa Oklahoma and the world a more vibrant and inclusive place. I'm your chief of anthropology SEL rich and I'm your vice-admiral philanthropy had Chris Miller and today our guest is Tyrant Billingsley II who is the founder of black Tech Street? We talked to tyrants about building the spiritual successor to Black Wall Street his four pillars that are going to guide black Tech Street, and we try to force Jesse to commit to doing a black X Street podcast unless he edited that part out. I didn't and I said, yes. We also we also end the episode with some Game of Thrones talk so you can look forward to that. And if you're listening to this before October twenty second part for good is Faith in our one year anniversary live stream on Facebook and YouTube. Please check it out. We're going to have some of our favorite guests from this past year and we're going to try to try to have fun in this incredibly weird said time. It's going to be pod for Less sad. Yes, but for now enjoy the conversation with tyrants off. We are very excited to have founder and CEO of black Tech Street tyrants Billingsley II on the podcast today tyrants. How you doing? I'm doing pretty great man. Thanks for having me. This is this is a great opportunity. Got me all with my fancy lights and everything on Earth. I forget to mess around you take this very we take this as seriously as 2:00 on C ROM, and please don't tell any prior guests that Jesse gave you a microphone since he didn't do that for literally any of the other guests. Oh, no, the whole point was to let the market on special offer this man KO Jo to play Funiculi apologize to grab one of my guys. You are City konsa character you to tighten of the year. You have to tell some of the Jeff Monahan apologize. We are here to talk about black Tech Street future. Also Man of the Year. Yes. Yeah and twenty Twenty-One tells a man of the year which will be way better than 20/20 cuz this year's been terrible obviously dead. So tell us about the Genesis of black text rates are more boring very fulsome, you know here now African American Community grew up with the stories of Black Wall Street Journal know you all know the story of Black Wall Street was once the most affluent entrepreneurial African American community in the country ended up being destroyed in the Tulsa Race Massacre and that's kind of defined the narrative ever since even though we there were different iterations of Black Wall Street after work the massacre defined the narrative ever since so I got me thinking I've always been passionate about entrepreneurship and I've always been passionate about technology and it's supposed to change the world. So we got me thinking if Black Wall Street was a premier of innovation in a premier of Entrepreneurship back then had it not been destroyed would probably be the industry that it that it most it was wrapped in that most proliferated with the industry being the industry that is at the premiere of innovation and causing impact as well as wealth creation in the birth. I thought well and Black Wall Street been been supported and not destroyed. It would be nothing other than a premier Tech up. So thus black Tech Street was born so I you know go into it now or should I you know some more of the breakdown. Yeah. Well, I mean, so that's what you're told us was why why it should exist now tell us how it's going to exist in a black textured is going to be executed. Hey by leveraging multiple different National local Partners, but specifically around four pillars. So the first pillar is the relocation of African American startups African American and minority Focus Venture Capital firms and African-Americans will work remotely for major tech companies. So by doing that not only are we helping edify The Narrative of Tulsa's black as a black text Street. We're also, you know introducing a massive pool of Brilliance and even more talented into Tulsa's ecosystem because if Pulsa is a place where you age There are incentives for African Americans both the startups the capital and the brilliant remote workers to all come here almost as if like, it's always been home. You know, we're going to have a proliferation of incredible Talent incredible ideas. The second pillar is detect enabling of local African American businesses that are not inherently hockey stick growth companies. So what do I mean by that? We know that there are multiple different tech service jobs out there that can help traditional businesses to grow their revenue grow their customer acquisition and all sorts of things like that. So we're brokering a partnership with QuickBooks sales force in Google for Google analytics so we can offer a package of a lot of these different services to local African American businesses. Absolutely for free because you know Tech isn't just we don't want people to think of when we talk about tech. We're just talking about people with high growth tech company ideas. We want to produce more of those but also we're showing how immersing ourselves in tech industry and enhance can enhance and make more resilient every aspect of Our Lives that includes tradition. Was the third pillar is actually weaving a culture of type entrepreneurship throughout the African American Community beginning in Tulsa schools. So we're partnering with the person or an organization called Madge who specialize in finding different ways to integrate coding and Tech entrepreneurship skills in K through twelve programs and Throop additional schooling and our goal here is to create a pin dish creative engine appendage to the Tulsa Public School System where African-Americans who go through TPS be a either after school programs or other institutes that we partner with grow up with things like how to code and grow up learning the steps about tech up Tech entrepreneurship so that when they graduate they can go to schools like holberton in in just hit the ground running off or actually be certified when they graduate from high school as like software engineers and also that provides a viable third alternative to either go into a four-year University or going to a train Cool, if if there's a viable third alternative for African Americans to just come out of the school knowing how to code they can either go straight into the workforce but being a software engineer or the viable alternative of them starting a tech company because of the ecosystem we've built out is so robust that there's enough resources out there that really make that a viable option that you know Hedges the risks that decreases the risk that one would typically have that filler is so important is because we know that in the over the next the next ten years, there's going to be there's going to be almost a million jobs in the software Tech world that are going to go unfilled due to lack palette in both of these almost all these jobs are going to be under 100K or more. So if we are able to cultivate here and also a Workforce of African Americans to go on and help fill those jobs helping boom our economy, but not also provides a model for other cities to also understand that a way to remedy a problem of energy generation wealth in the African American Community might be through, you know, building them up to be a massive Tech work for Thursday. Intake entrepreneurs, the fourth pillar is advocating at the state and local level for minority in Tech family policy. So, you know interfacing with entities like NBC a NBC and off Aspen Institute in California to look at certain policies that cities have actually put in place to help take people both bad companies and a tech workers flourish. So whether that be something simple like the software tax cut that Oklahoma had recently adopted or things more advanced. We're going to be looking in a way to put those policies into place. But also when we say minority intake friendly policies without just meat home state and local level intrinsically because also mean policies within companies that make four more inclusive environments to help them Thrive. So between these four pillars, we plan to facilitate 1 billion dollars worth of investment in the African American Community via Tech facing Community Development initiatives over ten years. And the whole goal of it is even though black textured is the name of the entity like text. You were also be the new month. For four hundred years ago, we can destruction of Black Wall Street. The goal is to establish something that a hundred years from now. Our descendants will be able to commemorate the beginning of black text re off one of the things that you've talked about in some your writing is that sorry imposter syndrome and that one of the things that you want to tackle is is empowering wage like youth so that they don't automatically, you know, say well I can't I can't go into Tech. I'm not the right person. How are you going to attack that and and what's what's kind of what does that mean to you folks? Don't there are multiple ways to attack that part of part of the very sheer co-ordinating of the ecosystem towards building these mechanisms specifically for black children will go along to spell that because that actually shows that not only are they worth it. But the fact that these programs will be built specifically for them. They won't have to suffer imposter syndrome as much because they're going to be a New Jersey Armaments and they're going to be being taught this in ways that are very culturally competent in that are very much in line with who they are versus in line with who they quote unquote should be but imposter syndrome is real in the average American community in general but specifically with the tech industry because of what I just said Tech is the Premier industry of the world really not just in terms of the people who are the richest but the companies that are making the biggest impact. So if you have imposter syndrome to begin with your going to have it to the max regarding the industry that you think is is meant for the nerve white elite people, you know what I mean quote unquote. So I mean, you've gotta wage I've no idea who that was who that would be or what they would look like. I'm finding a Jessie. Oh, no. No, I didn't mean you. But yeah, so you've got to be able to we've got to be able to dismantle these this man of these ideas because the Imposter syndrome is there to begin with but I mean even more so when you're talking something as prestigious as the type dog, So, you know, it's Gotta you've gotta have a massive shift, but that's part of what black texture it is. It's not just putting these initiatives in place. It's also cultivating a culture shift impulse in and of itself where you associate black took like so if we immerse the black community in our culture within this very culture, that's how we become a hub of pure Innovation and wealth creation. I'm Blown Away, by the way in Normandy of this project and it touches on so many different things because like you were talking about state and city like Tech based policies, but also brings in how a city is wire or the internet and we're good internet goes and we're bad that's smarter part of the issues that and I think one of these things covet totally just blew out of the water is isn't just this we like to think the package one of the industries like, oh, you know, there's there's education. There's science. They're still on the reality is that isn't just one industry on a trade anymore Tech is all-encompassing if it's now the base it's dead. Bass line for everything we're talking about how how difficult imagine like kids are not being able to be in school now because they don't have write access to Internet because of it or or how many businesses lost out on money because they did not certain software tools to help them. You know, navigate these these new times. Umm, I mean all of this we've got to stop thinking about tech like it's a specific industry necessarily in more. So like it's it's the one that we live in now so being able to immerse the African American community in that there's almost like a perfect. It's almost like a perfect I want to say about face because African-American so long have been denied the the Baseline things that we've needed to succeed. So immersing Us in the thing that is now Baseline for the new world sets us up to, you know be at the Forefront of innovation and the Forefront of so many things going forward. So it's a it's a it's a brilliant. It's it's an actual shift in both culture and in I would say resource positioning that where there were dead. Moving towards and I think that's an important part of of your policy the and what you're trying to build the fact that you you want to bring along a lot of the traditional businesses that aren't technically in the tech industry, but how you're using Tech to bring them along so that they don't feel like they're going to be left behind by this new innovation. Absolutely. Not only not even I wouldn't even just say bring them along. I would say say hope bring them up to seated speed and make them businesses more resilient. I mean, we're we're in the era of covet. I mean we've got to be thinking everything we're thinking about is going to require sheer innovation in order for even old things that we had to be more resilient to things like this. So again Tech isn't it's not just the way to enhance businesses anymore. I mean, it's it's almost a necessity now, but not very much very much very much. So what you're saying, so yeah, that's the black Tech Street initiative in the black pack Street organization that I'm building. You know, that that would be me and my team are going to kind of sit at home. Center and kind of coordinate a lot of these different initiatives and these different efforts among the ecosystem cultivating global national and local Partners to continue to be a force for this. I mean, there's not going to be a cord that wants to block text you the initiatives quote unquote complete then it's over and off our organization is going to continue to be a connection between Tulsa and world-class Tech resources, whether they be company or organization or new ideas to be piloted here that can end up solving issues. We have our companies essentially going to be going to be a conduit for for that. You reach out to me a couple of months ago at this project. And from that point. I know many things have happened is there so, where are you now in this process? So we've got some pretty amazing things happen. So I think the thing that happened right after I reached out to you was concrete counter who is the congressman over Silicon Valley and I ended up conducting and we actually have an op-ed that's going to come out in a national international news media Outlet where we actually put the gauntlet out. Silicon Valley and some of the other big companies and challenge them to come help us build black text. We didn't do it in a way that's different than has ever been done before so we incentivize them. So so we try to get them to incentivize their wage American remote workers to apply to Tulsa remote. We also open the door for General Partnerships and investment in helping build and bring black text re to fruition. That's one big thing that that's happened another big thing. Probably the biggest thing that's happened is there's a massive organization called second Muse. They're actually The Entity that helped might ship tapetal raise their fifty million dollar fund. They actually put twenty million into it. They have totally impervious bartek street. They're even allowing me to use every every resource they have is now mine is there of law on their law firms. There are there loyalty team and even the operations operational staff that I needed. They're actually going to be billing with their staff are essentially giving me a team even though I still have full autonomy over it but because they believe in this and they're going to put down On the ground to help us build out this ecosystem. They have done amazing things before they've done work in New York. They're connected to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They've got work overseas. They're just this massive organization that specializes in ecosystem building and building the systems equitably and they're fully on board and they're helping the power us. It's been it's it's pretty incredible that actually just got kind of made a Fishel like last week. So it's pretty incredible. So really good to use that button on home cast recently cuz you guys have usually been really sad lately, you know, this is good. Well what I was going to ask about not too I don't know if this is a downer question now, so sorry Jesse. Well, yeah, so yeah lately there have been a lot of instances of tech companies either not taking birth. Are their employees or trying to you know kind of control them or what they say what they do and stuff like that. So how do you build a black text street that empowers the employees as well? As you know, those who are the entrepreneurs and the startups and the business owners are absolutely I'm so glad you asked this question because it grows into a bigger something bigger like to explore. So when I first started kind of had this idea, I was calling and black Silicon Valley not only is that on original but there are also a lot of problems with that because as I look through Silicon Valley, but you know, I I read so many books, you know, the rainforest is a book that was written about how you could duplicate Silicon Valley and so many other ecosystem books because everybody's trying to duplicate Silicon Valley and beyond that not being original when you took the culture of Silicon Valley there was a lot of stuff that you do not want to emulate not only the culture within the company's but the sheer fact that the proliferation of companies has driven property values up so much and driven off. Specifically minority people out of their neighborhoods. So when I thought and I said, okay want to build a premier Tech Hub here, but I'm not trying to recreate Silicon Valley. So how do I go about that differently? That's not just in the bath is not just in the tactics we use. That's also when the very culture that we use so one of the things that attracted me so much the second Muse is because their culture is unlike anything that I've ever seen in any new organization of of their prestige in their level. I mean, they genuinely like a family, you know, one of the for one of their core tenants is you do not have to build economies at the expense of human dignity. So when we're talking about building blocks, actually, we're not just talking about just building some black Tech up stuff like that exists everywhere. Not only are we trying to make it bigger than that. We're also trying to make it have an entirely different culture that Tech has ever had before, that is not inundated by white supremacy sexism patriarchy things like that. We're really looking at doing this in a totally different way and that's why building out the culture of what black Tech street is is so Kong Dong. Because yeah are compelling story in with the with the traits that's also has, you know, low cost of living more realistic valuation from start-ups that could attract anybody and and we could get a proliferation of companies but to really be different to really innovate now just in terms of Technology, but to innovate in terms of culture and innovate in terms of standards of this industry, we've gotta lay something different and you know took my favorite quotes are one of my favorite words with the meaning behind it. You know, it's a it's an African word that accepts who bumped to you know, my humanity is tied to yours. And even though I haven't fully worked out until the the cultures just yet. That's definitely a cultural value that I I intend so, you know layers the better Rock for the culture of black Tech Street here because you know competition is is is helpful in some areas in a lot of areas. It's for losers, you know, the the people who really end up building these incredible things work together and they do so in a way that is not based on the toxic laissez-faire khong List culture that so many of us were raised in in that in that specifically permeates the entire tech industry as it is right now. So were you always a technology person? Were you the like the kid took took a telephone apart or like delete it a Windows 3.11 dll File to see what would happen. So no, I was not I never did that. Yeah, you know, I was I was curious and my initial my initial inclination was always toward science. So fun fact, I've gone through a lot of phases in my life of the first things I ever wanted to be though. I want for me want to be a paleontologist that I wanted to be a theoretical physicist. And then when I wanted to be theoretical physicist, I I got all of these Concepts I always was able to come up with the newest Concepts and then I figured out wasn't good enough at the math. So, you know, I had Faith so, you know, eventually I want it to go into politics. But the reason why I said that is because I'm on the founder conceptual side of Entrepreneurship. So I've always kept up with the latest technology. I've always thought Stuff with how technology can be utilized to make the world better but no, I don't write code. I'm not the person who who who takes computers apart. You know, I'm not I'm actually not that individual and you know, even though I don't like suck the other things about Steve Jobs, but there was a movie there's a scene where where you know, he and Wozniak were talking and in walls is like, what do you do? You don't write code you don't put Hammer to a nail? What do you do? Like, why are you a genius? Like, how could I was all the stuff possibly said, you know, I play the orchestra know you sit right there. You're the best in your rope, you know, he said that you know, he was being know he was being an asshole when he said that and that's part of life or problems that is a true gift being able to be a Visionary and see how things work together and help pull potential out of this thing or that thing and make it work together to leave something new together. That is a gift bags has had to be honest as yielded some of the greatest advancements in human in in human history and and not to try to be arrogant, but I do feel like that's always a gift. I I've had so suck. Is really what led me to this stuff the black tax Street, you know, I was my father did always used to hand me a Forbes list magazine when I was young and I did always aspire to be a billionaire but as I got older wage, you know, I mean billion dollars would still be nice but money isn't everything that the impact is is more important than you know, like I said, we don't have to build economies at the expense of human dignity that can be done other words back. So I always ask this question about organizations that are around Black Wall Street and talking about it which is to tell students who even know it exists and to know what happens in their mind, although I still see is that one small strip of Greenwood So when you say black text read like how much of downtown Tulsa are you imagining? Are you imagining all of it? Burgeoning? It's not Black Oak Street is not Confined to a physical space. I'm a man. I am imagining a massive area or left with the proliferation of black companies, but it's not confined to a physical space. That's part of what makes Tech the perfect place to build them in the perfect way to build this what better way to build something that was obliterated than to rebuild it in a way that you can obliterate. You can't obliterate a tech Hub. You can't obliterate the song these files. You can't put it right? Like you said, you can't obliterate an ecosystem like that. It's it's different. You've got to build it. Not only better but you gotta build it in a way that's resilient and resistant to the last way was destroyed. So, you know when I imagine black screen, I imagine this a concept where innovation in in brilliance of black people shines through via the tech industry and the original Greenwood extended, you know, how far north of downtown right and and you talked a little bit about this but that how do you bring in these companies have them develop an Innovative, you know without wage Over gentrifying that area and potentially driving out the current residence. Absolutely. So the area specifically were we would have a lot of the companies relocate downtown to be be absolutely Frank has already been redeveloped and you know some of those neighborhoods of unfortunately some of those people have already been pushed out but the point the way I the the way I perceive to getting around that was the Tulsa the remote aspect is crucial because being able to get these entire distributed workforces down here as individuals, but not as massive companies that are building new buildings and then raising property value. That's a way to get the talent here. That's way to get the output home. But that's the way around the kind of mass gentrification now probably values are still increase over time, you know in in once black Tech street is black texture. Yes, some of that is the one happened but you know part of off of the model is black text speak to the first people knew about black Tech Street. Where was Greg Robinson and other people in the community cuz they were mentors to me having the community at the same time. Sure, and being able to voice these concerns before you engage CEOs before you engage City officials before you engage any of these people, of course stakeholders being being there in deciding and talking about is good. What is this going to cause there a different way we can do this. That's a way to even if you don't have an immediate answer always that's the way to ensure that the answer you do come to is always going to be rooted in a in that Community wage. I mean speaking of Greg Robinson. We are a couple of days from the election where he got an incredibly again of the small amount of people who voted for mayor. Apparently Greg Robinson did incredibly well considering he got into the race in June and I know I know you've been posting on Facebook about it, but I've been people been posting very heartfelt messages on Facebook about what it meant and how we go forward. Some people are angry. Some people are frustrated. Like, how are you how you feeling today? It's you know, it's August 27th. So no, I was I don't know if you well. You probably know if you don't know from Facebook, but Greg is probably been the most influential. Person in my life outside of my parents, you know, he came back a few years ago now so most people got to know him, but he actually mentored me when I was a senior in high school. So I've known him for seven years where Moses have known him for like three or four it was pretty incredible. We get the rest of the city to learn about him what I've known since I was about him since I was a teenager and I do there is a sense of pain there that the city's not going to be able to experience that in the way that they might have had they voted for him. And how do you become mayor but the city knows what's possible now because they've seen him they they've seen him, you know, they've seen how he moves and and it's funny you asked this because this is perfect went black text me comes to fruition. This city will also have Greg Robinson to thank for that wage because not only was he the first person I told he's the reason I decided to stay in Tulsa instead of going up going away for college when I was in high school cuz we worked on mayor Kathy Taylor's twenty thirty years. Your re-election Campaign together. That's what I learned about all this development that was coming to Tulsa. That's when he kind of laid the track that you know told his up-and-coming man. You could you could stay here. You could do something amazing and you could build it into something World rather than going off to New York or Chicago and trying to conquer these feasts that have already been developed in our in our in our centuries-old. You've got something brand new almost that you could build into something bigger than any of those subjects and he's the reason I wanted to stay here. So again, if not, only the impact on me and not only do I feel like the city missed out in terms of electing him, but I'm I'm grateful that the city got to see him and if when black text re comes to fruition again, they'll have him to thank for inadvertently. Also, I'm wondering are you there there now like CX co-working spaces in Tulsa and so I was wondering if as part of this going to have a more black centered co-working space and if so, will you get better internet to that co-working space than 36 degrees north has dead. So that has been kicked around in the idea for that as being explored. But you know, ideally, you know, 36 degrees north has some things in the works that if I could come as a full partner on we can end up ensuring ensuring that what black entrepreneurs and black people need are equally represented there as as what others need. I'm I'm at the idea of a black Focus co-working space know it's been explored. It's definitely been kicked around but you know, I'm kind of wondering I'm wondering if we can't get this right in Tulsa. No, I'm wondering if Joe's in Tulsa. This could be the place where most black textured is established and has it has its bearings if we could end up partnering with 36 degrees north and making something that's actually inclusive and actually be holistic in for everyone from the get-go rather than retroactively trying to make something inclusive because racism is in the media and and nobody wants to look bad. So, you know as Chris and I are clearly wage. White people like I didn't notice. Yeah The Stereotype of a Silicon Valley Merit apparently as we learned earlier what can as someone to pick up or not in the tech industry, even though podcast Angus could in like an event diagram is it's it's there but through what do we do to to help concerning? We are not either million or billionaires. Well doing things like this man anytime that there is a message we want to get out or anytime that there's a media connection. We love to make I mean, we we love to come through to come through you guys off. The main matter of fact a black Tech Street podcast has been kicked around and I mean, you know, I knew a really good podcast producer and editor, you know, so who knows, you know, maybe no maybe I'll plan to come here and put you on blast to ask you in front of her if you don't have to ask Jake. Jesse is always looking for more podcasts to do if he doesn't have 12 jobs, he's not happy. I'm I'm very depressed when I'm bored. So I gotcha. So yeah, that's how it goes. So, I mean, I'm just thinking about so in your are you trying to change the subject because you don't want to commit to doing a black textured podcast with George 210. I'm just trying to get it on a recorded. So you can't back up my way. You're the editor. You could just delete it later. You have a timeline of how long this is going to roll it at the end of that timeline is that that's the end of your launch timeline, like what you want two years from now five years from now. What do you want? What would you like black Tech Street to home look like and to have brought to Tulsa. Well five years now, I'd like black Text Free to Be an entity that has Capital to deploy and creative waist and they find creative ways to make money. Like both lawyers do the tech industry and I'd like also black Tech Street the new moniker have over between fifty to sixty new African American startups, you know north of north of 12 different Venture Capital firms Focus specifically on on Tulsa entrepreneurs in the Midwest and I like there to be permanent Perpetual apparatus on T PS school system that's actively practicing students who are graduating knowing how to cope. You know, I mean, I I think that that the block texts Street initiative the four pillars that I'm talking about obviously, they're obviously there's continual work that will be done on them as far as the rating on them. But some of these things can really be done in five years and the black textured initiative isn't all of it. I mean the blood test showed initiative is is basically the start up game the game of starting this new ecosystem black text re but it it goes beyond that and it goes to finding all these other opportunities to partner Tulsa with these with tech companies or organizations that are finding innovative ways to solve problems birth. Economies and facilitate wealth creation in our community. So, you know five years from now, I expect us to our expect us to be pretty pretty well-off. Obviously. There's going to be any any time there's something like this when black people are trying to build something for their Community. There's going to be people who say well why is it just for black people? What what do you say to somebody about why doing? This is not just woke up for the black community, but also great for Tulsa World. So, oh we know that pulses history has always been something of a a learning point for the rest of the country also is always, you know been off for better or worse. It's better for worse in the past been a place of example for other places. So I mean the fact that we have the worst race massacre here in the history and history and it got covered up. I mean that just perpetuated to a culture that you know was terrible like extra being built is not only going to be a new brand for our city. It's also going to build a new beautiful inclusive grand for our city build a brand that shows that table So is a place that is all about building new and incredible things and the fact that black people could build this in the very same city where we were once murdered without recourse or without repercussions. I mean, I think that's sends a powerful message not just to tulsans but to the rest of the country because I feel like mostly can be The Shining City on a Hill that's a break into the rest of our country in terms of of race relations and doing something like black Tech Street would absolutely serve as a beautiful example for that. But for the people who don't like that I tell them to kick rocks and I ignored white people facility about their own place in society just it drives me nuts. I'm like, you're fine. You're gonna be fine. This isn't anything about your life. It's not it's not always a zero-sum game. Somebody else's gain isn't your loss. It's not at all like that in part of the thesis behind black Tech Street, and this is something that we're cultivating the second Muse is that racism isn't just suck. Are fueling you have to break to be be kind like racism is the classless society for for all of history has only had a small portion of individuals contributing to its advancement. You know, it's either Kings Nobles or priests. It's been that way for a long time and now modernly in the modern world, you know, you've only it's white people in certain kinds of white people, but can you imagine if I can you imagine how more advanced our society would be if we dismantled all these systems of Oppression and all of our people were able to participate and push Society for work with their full potential because they're not oppressed or being excluded like it's not about what you have to gain like, imagine what you have to what you have to lose. I mean, imagine what you have the game in a situation like that. Imagine how much how much faster Society will advance about how much better things will be because we're utilizing in unlocking the full potential of all of our citizenry, you know, that's that's that's how we got to think about it. Yeah, like how many how many inventors how many Visionaries were lost dog? Terrible education system and systemic racism and all the again. It's a very Potter said type of type of thought but they're in order to I mean how many how many inventors how many people who would have done incredible things that benefited the world didn't because they were black and they knew some white person was just going to steal the idea from the where they might get billed for it or I mean, I mean in or in all those Society imagine, how many did she walks of life people have been in that have given them specific perspectives that they could correlate to some problem. They could solve in the natural world, but it didn't end up getting elevated or coming to fruition because of the way Society wage structure. I mean, we've got to think about all of these things and we've got a remedy the one of the things I know that has stopped businesses from moving. The telescope before is some of both Tulsa and Oklahoma has problems around education and education is funded as Chris and I like to complain a lot on this podcast about how Telsa can't raise more taxes to put more money into education cuz of laws by the state cuz their birth State Constitutional Amendment against doing yeah, when when you're trying to bring new companies here no matter who they are. Like, how do you how do you pitch them on the fact that yeah, there are these problems though. So the way a part of what the third pillar is meant to do or black text you to me part of a way to show that we're doing something different as to facilitate massive investment in the area where we have a deficit, you know, so I get that that's a problem but coupled with some of the other incentives that we have plus the fact that we're pouring massive amounts of money in coordination into fixing this problem that is this education this education issue. Hopefully people will want to come here to build, you know now just to not just to not just to reap but also to help build this this system where all of these companies want to come in off work together because that's that's what's going to yield a better Society in general and order that stems out of education. But you know, this question is so cool or because the reality is this is why it's also lost us off. To be real I mean the talent is everything. I mean we could talk about whether or not Tesla coming here was what's going to be good or bad people can talk about that. But the reality is when it comes to situations like that. It's all about the talent and it's all about education, you know, not only are K through twelve but also is one of the only major cities without a four-year public research University, you know, and that's where a lot of companies look to pull a lot of their incredible teller from Talent is e, the commodity when it comes to a major company, so, you know, you've gotta we've gotta be thinking about these things and we've we've got a month figure out ways around are outdated political system, you know to just to remedy these issues. Let me ask you this. So we are still in the myth of the covid-19 slash coronavirus pandemic, right? And usually I sort of breezed over our original question, which was like, you know in this pandemic, how you doing? I'm not going to ask I one I'm going to last question which is dead. During this time when you're trying to start this huge thing when you're not working. What is your pop-culture comfort food? What do you do to relax? What do you do to have fun or do to relax well other than talking to and love and all my girlfriend, you know, what do I do to relax? I not only read but I re-watch episodes of Game of Thrones off before, you know, it ended the way it did like the ending somewhat. It was just yeah, you know, I re-watch episodes of Game of Thrones dead in my headcanon the show sort of ends when Arya kills the night King spoiler alert for our listeners like to think that but yeah, that was so happy at that moment. I'm like that that still in my mind took the memory I think about when I think about the last season, I'm like I was so excited for that. So yeah not I liked I liked the concept of the ending. I just feel like they roam If they had taken the last like three episodes made it like six and built to it a little better. I think it would have been good. I I feel like this show was always going where it ended up. I know a lot of people agree with that but I'm with you on that always going to going to go mad. I mean we say he's been he's been giving you a hint of that from like the very beginning. So it's like what you said earlier, they're all in moments that are against bad people. So you're learning. You're like, wait a second. She's heard a lot of people. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, but then the people who were there to Give Her counsel disappeared. It was kind of like when you later you have to have good good counselors and not just guess people as we've learned one last question because I'm sure after people listen this they're going to be inspired by it. So how can people connect with you connect with black text Street and how can they you know if they want to get off? Old and helped out. How can they do that? You could go to www.rushcard.com sign ups and you want to help or go be multiple calls to action of how you can get involved and through their faith can just work together to build this amazing thing because we want this is something I can really change our community like in perpetuity and I'm gonna execute on it. Gotta make it happen. I feel like this is Thursday is my life's work for at least the first part of my life, you know, like the big of my life in phases or Seasons if you will know so I'm still in that stage where I'm referring people and conquering cities, but you know, eventually I'm going to the stage where you know, I get the dragon and I just burn things down, but hopefully that doesn't know hopefully it doesn't we don't go there but you know as possible as possible. Yeah, like I'm just going to sail off the off the map. How about that? Or I could do absolutely nothing and end up becoming K. Yeah. Yeah. He was just in prison a New Jersey. Listen to him, but who the next king should be? Anyway, all right for an earlier podcast. Hopefully we will check in with you again, you know, it's six months a year from now have you on again? Maybe they'll be a black textured podcast that point would be I love it. Thank you so much for joining us today. This is a lot of problems. Absolutely man. Thank you. I want to thank you for listening to our episode with tyrants building to the second. He is an incredible person who's doing incredible work. You should keep him in mind. You can follow him on both Facebook and Linkedin and while the black history website is not up yet. It'll be a very very soon. I hope you enjoyed our conversation with him. Please remember to subscribe to this podcast anywhere podcast can be found. Please follow us on Facebook. 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Falcons vs Browns: Optimism abounds

The Falcoholic

34:50 min | 2 years ago

Falcons vs Browns: Optimism abounds

"I'm gonna have to assume that these guys listen to the alcohol ick podcast like, oh, how now we're gonna prove these assholes wrong because they both did look really good. Another episode of Felker Holly podcast official podcast of the Atlanta Falcons on the SP nation podcast network. I am DWI as always I am joined by my co host the June Pedder dogs. I renamed deniro Tarbert. Ian, falcons Twitter the quick draw McGraw Facebook messenger. The trash talker. Supreme she will not be bossed Gina Matt online, Thomas Gina. How're you doing? I'm doing great, David. Thanks. How're you fantastic. Joining us for today's podcast is one of our writers, his one of our defensive mind guys of love reading his write ups at the falcons dot com. We were talking about none other than Eric Robinson. Eric. How're you doing man? I'm doing great. But how do you remember all? You do this about eighty times, and eventually becomes part of your in your soul. Right. Wow. Yeah. It's it's it's it's in the Roddick tick now, I think actually wake up in the morning saying, gene as nicknames. But. It is what it is. So let's just jump into it. Let's talk first of all about the the game this weekend. Obviously for full detailed thoughts on the game versus Washington. You guys can check out our post game podcast, which was handled by Corey a Koi Woodruff at the foul. Carla com as well. He does a good job with those. So we'll just touch on it briefly. But Gina wanted to go to your first. What were your thoughts on that performance up in Washington? I was actually really thrilled with it. I thought that it was the most complete game that I've seen the team put together to this point of the season. I felt like the defense played much better than they have. I thought that they looked a lot more cohesive. They looked a lot faster that was something. Dan, Quinn, specifically mentioned that everybody was more comfortable now. So they can play more at game speed. And I think that we saw that. And I was just genuinely impressed. Yeah. Eric what we thought on what you saw in Washington this weekend. That bad baseless. It was so nice to say don't say anything at all. Nice to say that we looked like a theme that was prepared. They looked like they utilize their by to, you know, get healthy in six two issues on both sides of the ball. And nee you know, they came out and they executed all three phases. They outplayed Washington from start to finish. Yeah. For me. I I keep going back to the offense of line. Yeah. We talked about this on the phallic live this week. And I just felt like that was the unit that really came to play. I mean. I think Josh Norman is still having nightmares about that hit that Jake Matthews later on him which was glorious such a fantastic block. You know, the Julio Jones touchdown notwithstanding. I feel like that was play the game just watching. Josh Norman, get absolute level. Alex Mack had bounced back to. But really, I think the big sort of surprise was the the step up from guys like west Schweitzer, Ben garland, who both had really really strong games Sajida before we close out this talk about the win this past weekend, which took the falcons to four and four. They're now five hundred what were your thoughts on Schweitzer in garland. Obviously coming into this game last week's podcast. We expressed a lot of concern about this particular duo. But it least for this first game together, they looked really sharp. Well, I'm going to have to seem that these guys listen to the Falko Hollick podcast how Mike oh account. Now, we're gonna prove these assholes wrong because they both did look really good. But you know with the offense of line and. Regular. I think that, you know, more time working together, they become more comfortable guys on their side of them. So I think much like Eric set about the defense. I think that the offense also benefited from that a week away from the playing field. So that they could just work on their chemistry and be more cohesive. But yeah, I was very impressed with guard play if they can play at that level for the rest of the season, man. I don't wanna get too crazy, but they should do. Okay. Yeah. And it's not just to be clear. Washington is not a bunch of pushovers up the middle. They have some talent there. So I think that was really my big concern earlier in the week, and they completely dispel that. So let's go ahead and move on and talk about some of the big news of this week heading into the game against the Browns, which will talk about and just a little bit. And that is the surprise or maybe not surprised. Signing of Bruce Irvin to the falcons roster on the one year contract a little bit confusing. People saw that he got a three point two million dollar deal that it's it's a three point two million salary. He will actually only be paid about one point five million by the falcons this year that will be his cap hit since he's only gonna be able to play eight games in the falcons uniform. But Eric I'm going to start with you first. You actually did a write up this week at the falcons dot com about Bruce Irvin. How he fits in this defense? A bit about how important do you think this signing is doesn't move the needle for this defense? Whether overall thoughts on getting urban in red and black. I I think is absolutely moves the needle for the defense. You know, it gives them that veteran closer closer at pass rusher. An s something that they really been lacking for or allow now, you know, they got tech McKinley who had a good start to the season. The last couple of games. He's been kinda quiet in the, you know, outside of gray Jared in jet Crawford getting pressure on the interior is really been nothing to write home about about the pass rushing department for the falcons, and of course, big Beasley is still taking a nap. For the past season in half. So bring him Bruce urban in my opinion, gives a team of veteran as Russia who has speed and who can play to Leo in mixed things up a little bit. I mean, there's a potential to have a very quick and fierce pass rushing combination on the field, especially third downs with tack in urban in Grady, Jared Jack Crawford solicited. Dan quinn. Does with this. I think he likes to have. He likes her have possibilities in. He likes the versatility at every level in defense and bringing in urban provides net. Yeah. Ginny. Your thoughts on urban being a falcon now. While you know, usually if I want the falcons ran a player, they're like LL now. And so this was one of those cases where I was like, hey, it would be just amazing. They picked up reserve in its position of need if he clears waivers. Maybe they'll be able to come for cheap because he has an existing relationship Quinn. I didn't think it was going to happen. And you know, I just thought that he would want more money than the falcons would be able to pay not even willing to pay able to pay and it turned out that he turned on more money or to come here. And that's pretty amazing. I think that speaks really wonderful things about what Dan Quinn has built in Atlanta. And I'm thrilled about it. I mean, he really could be the difference between this team being contender down the stretch. And not. And so I'm thrilled about it yet. And I think if you look at the next few games coming up falcons fans who had written off the season. I self included when they were sitting at one and four. They're four four they're going up to Cleveland, which looks like a very winnable game. Again, we'll talk about that in just a little bit. They come home to face the Cowboys. And then they go on the road against New Orleans, which is obviously one of the hottest teams in the NFC right now reasonably I don't think it's a stretch to say that the falcons could be six and four going into New Orleans and others a significantly better position to be in. So someone like Irvine could be the difference between. Shutting down, you know, drive for a team like New Orleans or a team like the Cowboys it before, you know, they're able to turn that into one of those long extended drives that's really sort of define the defense this year. So it really feels like this was the right kind of signing. Eric, I know you, and I had gone back and forth little bit about you know, who the falcons should assigned you'd earlier in the year. We were hoping they would sign some defensive help on the back end, maybe a safety or two or linebacker. Do you feel like now in hindsight that getting urban really without having to give up any picks just picking him up as a free agent, you feel that was a best case scenario for this team. Absolutely. We know that draft capital is a premium two two guys like Thomas Mitchell, Dan Quinn. So the option was on the table because rumors have rooms were Sperling couple of weeks ago that you know, the the raiders wanted to part with urban and get draft picks in exchange. So I me personally, I would not have minded giving giving Oakland of six round pick for urban simply because I didn't think they were actually gonna cut them. I think that that caught me that release comprise mill little bit known that they were gonna cut him at this point of the season. So once he was current. I mean, this is this is a prime example while why you can't dispel a player wanting to come home under favorable circumstances. You have more money in in New England more money pits. Herb it more money in Francisco, but he wanted to come home in wanted to play for hometown and to intake price cuts. So I know. Oh player all about the money. But we when we know situations like this circumstances like this. We can't really just brush it under the table and think of players go for the greenback's everyday. Gene, it on that note. You know, you've mentioned that he took less money to be here. How much of a factor? Do you think? The Dan Quinn was in urban wanting to be in Atlanta. I think it was just kind of perfect storm of things. I mean, Atlanta is home for him. He does have a great relationship with Quinn. And again, like, I think that you know, we've talked at nauseam about all the intangible things that I think makes them Quanta great coach and has built this into a release spectacular culture that players want to be a part of. And then also he comes in knowing the scheme, so he can really hit the ground running in this first week. I think that those are all really motivating factors. I think also if you look objectively at Atlanta's pass rushing Eric mentioned this by here, he has a potential to come in here and really be a star like really be a Sar because Vic I think he is still asleep. Somebody might want to check on them because it's been like since two thousand sixteen he's. On on there. But probably not good. I don't think you're I think you're supposed to wake up occasionally between now and then. No, you know, if you if you think about him on the field tack I think that could be a relief for medical situation or or toback. So I think that that's probably a draw to you know, I think that he knows he has tension come here and be sort of the linchpin in a defensive turnaround and manifest Dombak. Just I I mean, I don't even know what say about it. I'm so excited about it. And that's really the other exciting news. We got this week was Dion Jones has started practicing, which means he would be eligible to come back as soon as next week's game the game at home against the Dallas Cowboys, obviously, I think the falcons are gonna take their time easing him back in in Gina think we did find out that it was a broken foot. Right. That was the. Okay. So that actually I think is good news because breaks are usually pretty clean healing pattern that you can check on and not really run any risks as opposed to ligament damage or anything of that sort. So again as long as you have bone growth and everything I mean, a foot brake said he'll pretty easily as long as it's not too severe. We were worried that it was her toe, and it was turf toe that if it was her toe that was serious enough to require surgery that was going to be a totally different situation. So this this seems like a a little bit more comfortable injury to deal with like we didn't have to deal when it's a lesson. It's a lesson to Gina DWI to stop going on web Dalen player. Probably good. Oh, no Dion Jones, literally died. So I think if we look at this defense ingenious your point getting Dion Jones back to the point. We just talked about with the pass rush. Hopefully, getting a good jolt with the Bruce urban in here. Ola Coon has stepped up as rookie linebacker. True. Font has looked better as of late Oliver played well is of rookie Casey has been freaking lights out as a free safety. Oh my God. What a find. And even Sean these men has played decently at strong safety as of late playing Morton, Jordan Richards. Thank god. Do you feel like playing better than Jordan retro -solutely? Which is a low bar, but not that that's a high Marta clear. So Gina's we tick about getting Dion back in the middle of this defense with those other guys who now are sort of stepping up. I don't think we're going to have a top five or top ten defense. But you think we'll see enough of an improvement in this defense that they will lease be mediocre serviceable with all these guys that were getting I think we're going to have a top not making me wanna throw a rock through my TV. I mean. If you think about a few of those leaks like when Kiana Dion and Ricardo I one on IRA. And we were dislike our we supposed to watch this like this on watchable. I think that they will not be unwatchable, and they were actually adequate against Washington if they can just be adequate all Matt Ryan has ever needed as an adequate defense. He's had one so rarely so rarely in his career the one season that he really did have an adequate defense Willie's had two seasons. The Sharon last year both years made the playoffs two years ago. Obviously went to the Super Bowl and last year the defense was even better, but the offense to cassette back with the offense playing the way that they are if they have an adequate defense that's all they needed dangerous unit. Eric your your thoughts on this defense? Can they be serviceable with these guys come back? That's that's all they need to be. They were able in the latter. Half of. Twenty sixteen when they made Super Bowl run in at narrowed it so you know, they were go back to that season. You know, they were atrocious. Start off the year. Remember the Tampa Bay? I mean, they were awful. So let them, you know, get the unbagged get a guy like urban out there get Robert all back healthy. Hopefully, he's able to erase the giants game on Monday night. The worst game I've seen of him. And you know, this team this team may ask start rolling a little bit. As defense may start rolling little bit. I don't expect them to be tops in actual not but middle of the pack. That's all they need with an office going to win the game. Yeah. This'll be something to watch over. The coming weeks is how this defense continues to look coming out of the by. They looked decent in in Washington in the with hope they can keep that up this weekend as they go up to Cleveland to take on the Browns. The Browns are having a better year than they have in recent years, obviously is Gina said that is not a high bar set. They were in sixteen last year, but they won in fifteen year before. So what they've they've tripled their one total of the past seasons. I don't even remember what the record is. So you Jackson. It wasn't his fault. I think I think the Browns disagree because Greg Williams. So let's start with the falcons defense and how you know who they're going to be going up against they're going to be going up against a rookie quarterback Mayfield. And he has looked. He's looked the part. You know, I'll I'll say he's been exciting to watch Browns fans may finally legitimately have quarterback that at the very least is entertaining when he is on the field. They've got a fairly decent offensive line. Although any offensive line that features. Greg Robinson that left tackle to to calm Thome? Those takes down a little bit. They do have Jarvis Landry it wide receiver. David Duke Johnson. Not that Johnson. The other John do Johnson that running back and neck job? Yes. Better do constant and general. Yeah. In joke. The tight end that they just drafted last year. He's he's been looking decent at times this year. So. Gina start with you. When you think about this Brown's offense, and what they've had in the past especially and now forecasting little bit with Bruce Irvin. And what the defense look like a Washington. How do you think this matchup plays for the falcons defense going up against a young Baker Mayfield in the rest of that Brown's offense? You know, one thing that intrigues me about this game. Is that Bruce Irvin already played them the thief with the right or and so he has already gained plan for this team. He's already familiar with this team. He's coming in right in time to play them. He had a sack against them that week played very well against them. So I think that that's actually an asset and aside from that like, you guys know I grew up in Ohio. You know, I've never been a Browns fan, really. But my dad, my brother, my brother more so than my dad like my dad, I think has been alive so long. He is like the Browns are nothing, but paying some only to invest so much energy them. But my brother is a Browns fan. And so one thing that I know for certain as there's a team that can deliver hardy more consistently than the Atlanta Falcons. It's the Cleveland Browns. I remember my brother was here. The last time the falcons play the Browns came down for the game and the Browns actually one and that was a time when I was like Brown sake as live, and then I was totally wrong. So I hesitate to make any kind of broad proclamations. But I do think that this is a very beatable Brown team. So yeah, I mean, they they do have some talented pieces. I think they may feel it has a lot of potential actually I really like him as a young quarterback. I do think that Greg Williams is kind of an idiot. And so I don't know how all that's gonna. Out. But I mean, you know, they've got some really good pieces on defense to you know, it I think that they're not really a bad team. I think that this is a team that's a couple years away from really being competitive, and that's only if they have consistency along like among the coaching staff, and they let her Mayfield actually stay the quarterback and don't like decide to draft somebody with personal pick again this year. Take over for him. So yeah, the the Browns are not known for consistency. So if they let the next coaching staff have some consistency Mayfield continued to develop I think that they you know, they've got a ton of talent have the potential to be good. But as they are right now, this is a very beatable team. Excellent Eric how do you see this falcons defense matching up against this young offense? I think they met up pretty well. Cross the more, you know, the the Browns while they are tunes on offense. You know, they don't really have that stood outside receiver that the falcons had to worry about earlier this year like, you know, AJ green or. I mean germs Landry is is a is a receiver or receiver plan in a slot. But again, he doesn't necessarily break defenses in. I think the team can be able to to match up. Well in the passing game is gonna come down to the run game in my they're. And they're gonna have to slow down his run game. Because this. This Cleveland disclaimer offense, they average close to a hundred twenty five rushing yards per game. This is really gonna come down to which run game prevails the most out of both teams. And if they're able to bog down the run game for the Browns. And you know, if it was kind of weird to say this. But may Baker Mayfield throw thirty forty times. I think they'll be all right. Let's flip the script. Let's talk about this Browns defense, which arguably has some really intriguing pieces back there including first round pick from last year. Myles Garrett who I think has nine sacks on the year. He is in absolute frequent athlete kinda scared about going up against this offense of line. But you know, they've also got. Audubon the other side, what's the defensive tackle? Ogan Jobe in the middle who has had a really good year last year in the middle of the defense. They've got Schober linebacker, Jamie Collins, who honestly call hasn't played to the same level that he has played at that. He played in Newark New England part may before he was traded Djibril peppers in the secondary Demers Randall. Label. Cleveland? I mean that's a bit of a downgrade across the. But they've also got really the really intriguing potentially a defensive rookie of the year candidate in cornerback Denzo ward who will probably be facing off against Julio Jones. So Eric I'll start with you on this one this falcons offense. Especially now looking at guys like Garrett in ongoing ogan job, pardon me. Do you? How do you see this matchup going is this one still favorable for the falcons or do you feel like the Browns could be a little bit of a sleeper to Qasim problems? Is still favorable to the falcon the mafia. No, I the Browns. They are good in the front seven. They're there. They have some playmakers on the back end. But no offense but have been the wars the top corner on on their team. I don't worry as much about the past defense worn up, you know, him going one on one against Julio Jones. But again, it's gonna come down to the run game because they give up almost one hundred and forty rushing yards on the ground per game. This is the falcons run offense minus the the Washington game has not really been clicking all year. But this is an opportunity to get Tevin Coleman ITO Smith even more rushing the head, you know, this past week against Washington. Yeah. I think if I remember right Washington is actually one of the sorry. The Browns are one of the worst in the league as far as yards per carry given up two opposing offenses. Yep. So Gina thinking about all that and this falcons offense, which right now is looking absolute fantastic. They just scored thirty eight on the road in Washington against what is arguably a better defense overall. Do you see anything about this Browns defense that causes you any concern or or makes you think oh, man? Maybe this could be a trap game. I mean, I think that any game could be a trap game. I already mentioned, you know, the last time the Elkins played the Browns how I talked a whole bunch of Shenton than the falcons lost than that. I was very embarrassed. Because then I had to listen, my brother talk to me until they went back to a high. Oh, and so yeah, I mean, they do have a ton of talents. All the players the mentioned, I don't know if you know this. But then I'll ward went to the Ojo state university. So obviously, he is a graduate of the real DVU. And is he's been spectacular. So they've got a ton of talent on that side of the ball. But Atlanta is unusually that was skull position players the way that who I coming into his own Matt Ryan just looks like he's playing with purpose. Polio is wholly oh. You know, finally broke the end zone curse. So hopefully, he can score somewhere. Ridley's? I think viable rookie of the air candidate. You know, they are just stacked it's bearing. It's a barrister. How much talent? Have. And so again, this is the Browns. I mean like, I don't want to be rude. But it's the Browns. And so I think I think that the falcons have the advantage offensively. Yeah. I look at the secondary. And they've got some. It's funny. It's it's sort of a similar story last week. They've got decent players. But I don't see anyone who really is. You know, someone that you think is going to be playing in the Pro Bowl necessarily. Maybe they're close around the cost except maybe for Myles Garrett. Again, he is he's a potential game changer here. But sort of cross the board of bunch of guys who are. Yeah, they're they're they're decent. But you know, does a decent player stopped Julio Jones. No, there's a, you know, a decent player. Stop Muhammed sue and Calvin Ridley in seven Coleman in Austin Hooper in Edo Smith and Matt Ryan when he's on his on his best game. And I just don't I don't see that. That's not no disrespect to the Browns. But if the falcons play to their potential just don't see this gave them so and the game is not in Pennsylvania. So that's already a benefa-. They should be fine. So true. True for those who don't know that we did. Someone didn't analysis of the games that Matt Ryan has had in the Philadelphia and his passer rating is just dismal in the state of Philadelphia. I'm sorry state of Pennsylvania. So that would be Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. So in obviously, the only two from. Added mental Ania think you have someone of best games of his career in the state. But apparently, not I guess he doesn't play. Maybe he feels guilty because he loves it Lanta so much when he goes back there. He's kinda sheepish. I don't know. I don't know explain it. But with let's Joep into our final segment before we get to our predictions. Gina. I wanna get from you who is the one name the one player of the think we should pay attention to Sunday that you think could have a significant impact on this game. I mean, I'm just gonna you know, as usual take the easiest way out because I actually forgot that we were doing the site medfly didn't think about time. Reserve in. I'm very curious to see how he looks. He does know the scheme he should be able to get up to speed quickly. I know he's excited to get out there. He's already played the Browns like mentioned. So it's not like this is new territory for him. I'm really your to see how he how he fits in with the St. fence and how he looks. So that's definitely where my attention is going to be on Sunday. Excellent Eric who's that one player on either Auster that you think we need to pay attention to the cab of big impact on Sunday. Wow. I'm gonna I'm gonna say Demonte Casey has been a ball magnet this year. He every every time we turn around, you know, he makes a key a key turnover at a at a critical juncture in the game in this week. If they're able to bog down run game like a mentioned earlier in make role. I think what we're going to see is eating what you're gonna see one of those those. Those bad decisions by rookie quarterback. And he's gonna he's probably gonna overthrow receiver next month. Casey, a with a key inception late in the game to you know, to put him in good field position. So Casey is one guy. I wanna keep an eye. Yeah. Excellent choices. I'm gonna go to the other side of the ball and say west Schweitzer who had arguably his best game ever at left guard this past week. If this run game is going to get going the way that we need to with either Smith and seven Coleman the way they looked Sunday Wests has already proven. He's got to be a big part of that. And he was he was absolutely phenomenal run blocker against the Washington team. And I think if he does that again, the falcons will be running that ball successfully in Cleveland and absolutely. Taking care of business. So this is gonna be very interesting game. And let's get our predictions in for what we think will happen up in Cleveland. So Eric I'll start with you. How do you see this plane out? I think it's gonna play out the same way that we saw in the Washington game where the offense gets off to a fast start in forces. Cleveland's who get out of there. I guess most comfortable elemental running the football in next thing. You know, I think the defense makes a few plays in the second half and the talent level along with just the hunger of keeping this Dr going in the middle of the season. I think it's Russ Atlanta to a big win. So I'm going to say thirty eight twenty one while excellent Jana how they see this plan out. I'm going to have them slightly more conservative production. But it's gonna be a more. Optimistic prediction that I usually have on this podcast. I think that the way the game plays out is going to be some learn what Eric said, you know. And no matter what Baker mayfield's young quarterback. He has shown a tendency to makes mistakes, which is very common expected or a rookie quarterback. And I think that this particular defense can take advantage of that. I think that we're gonna see this one finish up somewhere around twenty eight to seventeen. All right. I already with on the record on the falcons like live this past week, which if you guys haven't seen that. Airs every Wednesday on Facebook live our buddy Kevin might manage that Eric is a frequent guest. You would say co host I guess on the show. So please check that out. This past week. I predicted thirty one Twenty-one falcons win by double digits, and I'm gonna stick with that prediction. So Eric Wallace. You tell our listeners where they can find you what you've got going on. You can find me on Twitter at underscore Eric on this. Go Robinson as we mentioned earlier. I do have a piece out on Bruce Irvin. And what he brings to the defense and be on the lookout for my three in game matchups to keep an eye on for the browse game fantastic. Jenna teller listeners where the confine you. You can find me on Twitter at Chena Thomas. You can find me on the falcons Alec writing things occasionally here, and they're actually gonna have probably some more stuff than I typically right dropping over these next few days. And then you can find me on FOX five Atlanta on Thursday nights. Seven pm on a show called Thursday night kickoff where I read your tweets. But only if they're funny so. So please tweet me funny things when I asked my question for the week. Thank you for your. David David was on this take you. Yeah. That was great. I I really enjoyed. I was I'm bragging Toma family friends in charging them for other graphs. So that is how I roll as as one. Guys as for me. 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Elizabeth Warren Commits Murder, 157 Lbs of Weed 2.21.20

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Elizabeth Warren Commits Murder, 157 Lbs of Weed 2.21.20

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So what happened was people then started taking that as a format and then doing their own versions of quiet storm Okay because I'm like it's 'cause it's weird the way it shows up in wikipedia articles like. Yeah there's this guy was doing it and then people sort of made it their own ting you from Toronto Billy Wayne. We're going to get to know you a little bit better in a moment first. We're going to tell our listeners. A few of the things we're talking about today We are finally going to get to the debate. The Nevada debate Elizabeth. Warren came to drink beer and kick ass and they were all out of beer She you chaired. There were thirty three and a half million viewers so a lot of people saw that they just got those numbers and they just say and stuff I think they have. I think by now you would call people and be like would you watch last night and I just like Extrapol- you had to fill out the rang. Yeah but you just wonder now like. Tv's are super computer laughter and Yeah they're listening to you like they know more about you than they should. Hey Look if you work for Nielsen. Let us know that is funny though you like? I didn't watch that and then the TV's I left it on that the Oscars comparatively only twenty. Three million are thought. So I'm glad way more than four. Yeah way more than should wash that show Dana Rohrabacher of confirmed he did offer. Julian assange. Pardon oh great. Exchange for evidence supporting trump conspiracy theory. That's awesome another one of these. We so that's that should be it right. No no no come on Jack. But still we're GONNA talk about the Browns offensive tackle. Greg Robinson who was arrested with a startling amount of marijuana in his car in L. startling stupid stupid amount right. Is that like. I'm just picturing like trash bags in a in. The backseat was Duffle bags duffle bags which is just a step below as far as trafficking marijuana. Yeah like the cops could smell his car passing by like. It's not what happened. No he did something even dumber than actually. I've already tweeted about it. we'll talk about that quarter pounder with cheese. Scented candles that McDonald's making we're going to talk about shit the lovers. Tv's are watching us. That's exactly they know all of that and more but first billion we like to ask our guests. What is something from your search history thrilling about who you are? I looked up how much the MLB packages okay. And what did you find? Little over one hundred bucks. I good I don't know yeah it was. I think it was less than I thought it was. Being honest bright field on second thought it was right still a little over a hundred bucks for everything I can. Yes you can watch literally every fucking game you want. Wait including the dodgers. That's why the Los Angeles why I brought it up. That's why I had to look it up as I travel so much because I like to watch the team. I like the team. You like town that they play that I can see the fireworks from my house right. Watch them over like. Oh you got spectrum right Okay Good Luck Watch. You thought you were dodger fan so excited last year. Couple times when they played on. Espn that I was like. I shouldn't have to is yes. Not IT'LL BE DOT COM right. That's like a pretty good I don't know I've heard I've heard good things about their streaming service. Yeah and someone was like wait till after right. After the season starts they market they market down. You get like if you do it now. You get this spring training stuff to live from Vero Beach. I just no. I don't watch it close enough to get that the NBA season shirt like to the NBA package. When you like I it was like ten years ago you started being able to stream it onto your phone and I felt like I was in the future. I can watch any. Nba Game on my phone. Fucking kidding me. Oh Yeah we could just capped off technology right. I really don't go right at this point. I can take a phone with me anywhere and be like. Yeah I can watch that right. Yeah the wedding because I remember back in the day. If there was like a boxing like a fight for something during a wedding or big game someone will either have like the sneaky. Tv set up in another room. We wouldn't get yelled at or like someone was a hacker who could pull off a pirate stream onto a laptop and now like motherfuckers brazen at like weddings with their phones. It's like looking down breath. What are you doing nothing? I bet it's increased attendance to church probably quietly watch. You're right about a lot of men are probably alligators. Yeah Yeah Love Church. The home and you have like A. Hey Situ good has her. He's always reading from the hymnal relates right now. That Bible spirited hollering out and just put a phone in their right hands in his ear. Pay What is something you think is overrated? Grand Canyon overrated over. It's dangerous happen. Nothing Ha I mean also. I think a lot of people die every year. No one talks about it but it is. They do make it aware like you aware of it when you go there it's It's just like the fattest people in the most. Non Athletic people with their animals in children around just a giant hole It's still it's crumbling. It's getting grander as you're looking over like there's just dirt fallen off and then there's high winds It's just a nightmare it's scary. It's tariff like intake your family. I think I was just like on full alert the whole time because you're just like trying to protect them. Yeah like the wind could blow my family. There's yeah there's high winds and then there's just lazy people everywhere dumb people and then everything's kind of a death trap and also it sneaks up on you which is not. They don't tell you about that. What do you mean like? You can't see it because it's not up in the air. Yeah Oh there's trees to you have to drive through to get to. Yeah and that's a weird thing that you're dislike I guess we're you park in they say that site grata over there and then you walk and then you are like there. It is Kinda scary. It's big it's very scary. I think it's Yeah. Part is betting on Over unders on Grand Canyon. Deaths here oh I would say over three hundred a year okay. Hey you WANNA actually go strong under no. I'm GONNA go thirteen. Wow twelve on average now. Dat is from a lion. Natural Causes Medical Problems Suicide Heat drowning traffic collisions now. More specifically according to some data. That's been there up until two thousand seventeen. How many people do you think die from what you were talking about? Billy falling accidentally. Yeah Yeah Still. Three hundred nearly as crazy. It's not a million fat people year. Let's see how Jack during that there's twelve in total now. How many do you think are from falling over that during that's bullshit? I think there's three year three is it. Yeah they just die. Let's just talk about that for a little. I mean I'm sure this is just from a website that I just created for the sake of this. But yeah that's according to when you google it that's what it comes up. Hey but if you're a ranger I'm sure people really. Yeah I I like your like. They gotta that they do to death. Trade is a large business theories about just state parks in general that they like kind of keep shit under arrest profitable holes in the world I've always thought that Vegas kind of under reports their crime quite a bit. Oh thank God damn. It's fully like my friend has risen. Support the saddest people. Not right things not working out. Yeah I had a friend. Intervene during a robbery strip shouldn't do that I was of youth. You saw this dude. You'd be like he looks like someone who would intervene during a robbery should right. Yeah and I was like I'm go ahead. You have kids and you still did that Shit. Yeah that's dumb in kids. Yeah he just has this energy though he was like. Hey and animals like he's like what the charges dude and the guy went running and do what. If you fucking clap Jew or something right. Some people have that like either. It's brave or stupid or whatever rape was barely any- barely not and I would say. Hey I was feeling break-up a robbery lose yeah he's like look I. I have a couple of two foot Margaritas. Yeah that vigilante by used to get very brave when I was drunk and I think it was because it was the first time Ed sense to anything approaching bravery in my life after like a couple. Dribbles like Whoa? This must be what people feel like Superman D- I saw homeless dudes fighting one time. I turned the corner and they were like going at it and my instinct was to break them off. Yeah but then I stopped myself because they know what this is about. And I don't yeah and they'll just turn on me or somebody the home you might see you and think you'd jumping in for somebody else kind of slowly away. And then they did. They worked at how went on their way. Like that's always funny when you watch a fist fight or street fight sort of naturally end without any party being kayode do fucking cool cool cool. Yeah you cool the other way. That is just for me today. I guess no one else. Just me in this alien Seattle. I was like I'm going to go home. I think underrated Grand Canyon. Alright underrated as also under any deaths like once you do. Walk through their thing and you get over the fear. It is like my son. Said he's a dozen look real bread right. And there's I can't describe anything else. There's not many things else in my life. I can be like you're right. This is that crazy. Look right really like photoshop touch. It drew that right. You sure that's how people into their deaths yet they're like Like just sort of entrenched maybe or whatever calling the boy yeah like the native Americans early on. They're like bringing some all right now. You're you're gonNA freak the fucking Cool Paul. We can't show them want to jump off. Last guy showed this to fuck them up. You can see his bones at the bottom. Ray Have you been to the floor of the game? No I do want to do that. That's the only time I've seen. It was on the floor. So I don't even have the isn't horseshoe bending part of the Grand Canyon. Yeah yes. I've never seen that but I've done like the floor of the Grand Canyon type tour. Did you have your close when you are up? Top fulltime helicopter is too scary. Oh did you really did a helicopter? No it was. It was a helicopter ride to the floor of the Grand Canyon Dam. And yes okay what am I saying I saw it from. There wasn't enough not standing on the bidding. The rest of I would have been probably freaked out. 'cause like sometimes heights folks my unit in but being on the floor was also a trip to when you're sorta like hold that's all. I thought when I was like I do want to go back and I'd like to do raft through the river through. I think being in the bottom heights so that that to the whole time I was like let's just leave. This is GonNa die. I like you're really skating on this is pretty overrated guys on about all the. Yeah well I mean as far as like a vacation. Church wasn't fun so you went to on a vacation. How many days forty five minutes forty five? Minutes on our way to some O- on your way today there and then I was there for five minutes. Fuck they were making fun of Mayor Razek as fine okay right yeah yeah. There's not a whole lot to do other than just feel really small and insignificant nine. What human being and especially American would want that? Well it is kind of a a cool spiritual experience but it's also There's not a lot to do. It's not your kids. Wanting to expend a lot of time there. My son was very much he was making fun of my fear of Heights. They'll jump off. I hate everything was laughing. He's like look. I'm with the dog off. I was like I'm GONNA throw up. I do wonder if people are more likely to fall off of that than something. That's less dramatic because that's hard to miss the Grand Canyon CIA. Yeah like you're kind of aware of that. Yeah we're like Snake Canyon where the evil knievel would you jump over wreck? I've driven over there and you can't see it either right when you're driving. That always made me laugh like there had been people on horses. I just didn't know it was coming right on their trail man everytime across her. I was like Oh man. There's some people that That's just oh finally. What is a myth with something? People think is true. You know to be false. I'l there vice versa. I think people think the bigfoot is a math but I think he's real okay. You've been hanging with Chris. Crofton or something. I mean I do hang out. Crisscross did not live taping nothing to do with how I was unsure about bigfoot until I moved to the northwest. And I've been in those woods Always creature smart enough. He could live up here. Brazi pretty vast. Yeah he could take care of him. So if I were able to put together the funds for you to find bigfoot would you undertake such a endeavor? Yeah if I have to worry about money clock. Yeah that's you think I would do so much money like sure. That's like one year. Do you think you would. You could actually figure something out if you were enough. That you sort of felt intuitively like in the space that it was roaming rocker. I don't know if I could give you definitive proof. Sure but I think yeah. I think I could find you know. I'm honestly we should put a gofundme together. I'm being strong and hunt bigfoot. Yeah Oh hell yeah. I don't care enough right exact. I care more about aliens. I'm more interested in aliens underwater than I am bigfoot. I just think that's real. I do that. I find big. Like bigfoot conspiracies somewhat. No just like boring even though like Yeah I don't really have a strong opinion on whether there is a big foot or not. I just don't like there's this thing I I actually reference it like not five minutes ago the fact that like there's all these people who disappear in State Parks Al West and it's P. You know there's all these like really mysterious write ups some of these disappearances but then like the deeper you dig into those write ups. The more he realized people are just saying. Bigfoot is like stealing all these people from the state parks it's like just bigfoot conspiracy theorists. Okay I liked it. They're like it could be murder but his product AGFA. If I had to guess is a we're going with big keeps eating. Things could have been someone trying to evade some kind of debt. They own or just you know. We have a serial killer out right because the woods pretty. Yeah right good place to do that. I think it's also really easy to get lost in the woods like well. There's that's okay. Here's another part of why I believe the big thing When I did a bunch of stuff I'd never lived in the northwest or even visit there when I started living there so I did a bunch of research and one of the cool things I've found is between Sacramento in Anchorage. There's been over five hundred. Small plane crashes. They've just never found the wreckage. Yeah it just never When when you look at Alaska like the square mileage of Alaska compared to the other states it is completely and then you look at the population right. Yes so it's three dudes name Steven Brenda over there. Right exactly square. Mileage of Alaska is six hundred. Sixty three thousand square miles. Texas is in second with two hundred sixty eight square miles. Texas is like a giant country. If you've ever driven across if you've ever lived there right what's funny? I love doing the thing where they just put this shape of Texas over Europe. And you're like okay this. This shit is gigantic. I'm glad Texas doesn't know that right. I just take over Europe right. What would you say to train from city if you just put all of Texas guns and combine them into one big gun data over Europe? Though it'd be fucking. I think Hitler tried to do. He did get some of the guns he built. Yeah just bigger before. The history channel became just alien ship. They used to be like I remember. I think there was rain gun. Yeah the other ones that are like the Nazis super gone a fucking mountain. He looked into building a giant mirror like Sun Mirror roast his enemies hands and like really like put his scientists. Hey do that to you I was gonNA say like that's the matheus thing. Yeah exactly what they needed but he was. He was fucking flying on Meth meth his entire career. The best anecdotes again. I always bring this up is when Mussalini tried to get out of a talk with him because he was so high on Meth he was talking to him for three. Straight hours nonstop. Muslim can get a word in. I need to fucking get the fuck Outta here. Look I'm not a good dude sky but what the fuck is this business with him. Yeah and then you look trump's Background with amphetamines. And things will if you notice like if you're a good person and you're having to do bad things you're using an alcoholic right if you're a bad person and you get to do bad things usually want something to keep you up. She had just keep going and going and more of Churchill's just the whole time they oh Jesus Calico back more people die. Oh God dammit and Hitler is like if we build a giant mirror and they're like what's that and then we put them in the dig right that I don't know I don't know if you're I said what if we a giant okay. Yep Yep On that Tornado cannons was another thing he looked into. Who's he had some big ideas fund? Yeah he was fun at parties until he wasn't right until he really wasn't. Let's take a quick break and we'll be right back. Hey Miles yes. 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I know a couple nights ago now but I don't know I think let's just play the piece of media that I think will last from that debate if people don't know just for some context breath Very early on in the debate. It became clear that Mike Bloomberg was the Belle of the ball. You ought to try that. People were going to beat the shit out of him with socks. Full of batteries will keep acting like people keep saying that like they were gang up on him but I think ganging up that effect was created by him not being able to respond in any sort of way that had described that being. Like when you say ganging up on someone that's us like that. Was unwarranted unfair. This guy is a racist billionaire. Who is just trying to spend his way into whatever the nomination so yeah these other people who have like tried to build campaigns are rightfully like this fucking guy interstate gang up right. It's not fight row words. No one's gained it like if you can't handle being cornered rhetorically or by your own actions and he just looked as like I like. That's the he looked like a billionaire. Should look though when you're corner looked like that's where trump is genius is not a genius. He's mentally. Ill is water. His mental illness until illness. You just like what you guys are talking about me. That's Goo- yeah everyone's talking about me. Everyone's like fuck you. He's like me talking about me in Bloomberg's just like no. Yeah Hi audible. He also like just had the vibe of someone hadn't interacted with another human American in the last fifteen years. Like just anyone who wasn't being like where it wasn't being mediated by their desire to get some of his money up kissing his look like. Yeah what we what? The fuck is who you're talking to do need my money. I've never seen someone in a debate. Literally look like the moderator should have given him a standing eight count like that he was like I don't know you also have that sociopathic like he's ability to just turned off to. We're like us are. Yeah maybe you are. You are bring all this out to light. And he's like I'm unaffected by it because I'm a billion dollars that's why after you get one sexual harassment thing you do another one right because you're just like oh that's just. That was just no money to make sure so. That's more funny to me. Yes so you know this whole lunatic. The whole lead up to this debate. There's just been soundbite after quotable after all these things coming out about Mike Bloomberg whether it was his racism trans-phobia misogyny whatever sexual harassment. You fucking name and Warren and Warren has been I'd say traditionally like across this entire primary. The best debater by a good margin like she has kicked out and then she had like sort of a medium ish debate last time. Yeah people were like well. We'll look for Warren delays. Maybe come back and like have something to say this time We'll see how Bloomberg holds up and it was like so she had. He held up my gone literally the Bell Rings for the first round and she basically pulled out of a fucking javelin missile launcher in his corner. Guys just waving bills of money making it rain on her so comes out and basically takes him to task about the shit a lot of the sexual harassment and his behavior around women and this is also so this is we like this clip. Bless the Internet. The Internet is undefeated putting her remarks under the ether. Beat from the famous nausea Jay Z. Jay Thousands and sheep for lack of a better word yet he third. Listen for yourself likes to talk about who were running against billionaire who calls women fat bronze and Horse Taste Lesbians. I'm not talking about Donald Trump. I'm talking about more into win. If we have a history of hiding his tax returns of harassing women and of supporting racist policies. Like lining and stop and Frisk will boy He said there are a number of moments right where she was like basically got him a corner being like what about as bright. He's like well you know there's just a few with maybe a few women who maybe didn't like a joke that I told or men or men or men. Yeah he jumped in there. It was very insightful and literally the audience was like Oh really various answers. The debate was interesting in that. It definitely gave red meat for the media because it was about the same amount of substance as a real housewives. Tell all reunion special Within the same amount of drama this this substance I would've loved a little bit more maybe on immigration and some other issues But I think a lot of people were really there to see what would happen to Mike Bloomberg and my God I all I could think of when I was watching a everything I was like okay. So Elizabeth Warren is undertaker rape And came back and was like I thought I was down. Yeah I mean it will be interesting to see what happens. Who posed because we we've talked before how a lot of the Fayed At least my theory is that it was like around elect ability and I think it was about needing a moderate right and they couldn't give dual shine to to people who are talking spicy about the billionaire class right. There's no way they could do that because they they need to be in the bag for moderate right. But I'm saying like she was kind of the main focus of the mainstream media for a while and then they were just like all right. We're over that became the pivot to Koba. Char to well. Yeah but I think Bernie also I mean. His numbers just stayed stayed there. Well they both. I think she raised something like three million dollars off the strength of that debate. Yeah like that night. Yeah Bernita some two point eight million. Yeah there was a lot of moments again. Almost doing spit takes watching because at one point my goodness Elizabeth Warren they start they start down the path of comparing people's Medicare plans or healthcare plans. And she's like mayor. Pete has a fucking power point that was basically written by lobbyists. It's nonsense and amy. I mean you know. Her plan might as well be written on a post. It note right and certainly there yes and I was like. Oh my gosh. There's like nobody's safe tonight. Nobody is fucking save. And you can see Amy Klobuchar was like Kinda hurt. Yeah she was like she was gobsmack. Listen News in index card right. Yeah no her comeback was well. I thank you because post its were actually invented in Minnesota. That was g says come on in front. Just say nothing Improv. And he showed up for sure because she had a few other zingers. She like you know anybody who's don't about him like done. Any kind of Improv. Some people will think of the joke that they've already thought of engine. Shoehorn it into a scene because like this is going to be funny. I don't know if it comes completely out of context at this point but five minutes ago was the most hilarious thing I thought of. She was doing a lot of that. And and like you said before Blah Blah rate clap. Your Bloomberg was totally out of his depth. I don't understand what he thought was they. Were GonNA yeah. I'm just GONNA stop this strategy. Yeah I don't like. We were saying before Billy came. Because they're saying this guy has no moral compass he's throwing money at consultants so he's surrounding himself with a team campaign team. Who's probably just not gonNA push back on him if he's like. Hey Mike Price do some debate? Prep for this because based on all the shit. That's come out this week. I can guarantee you someone who's going to ask you about almost all of everything you've ever done not good. He's like it's fine. What I'll do is I'll point to my record as the mayor of one of the most diverse cities and I will have about this much energy as I defend my racism misogyny well. I think if you have someone who is well versed in people coming at him hated right then. Just hey everything. My right Can Da does if I can direct you to this enormous pile of money. I have read. That will take care of anything. That's in front of me. Yeah it really was the moment like you're saying Jack like no one is ever GonNa Check Mike Bloomberg in his own world right like every because he is God so nobody is GonNa be feeds. Everybody never interact with somebody who's GonNa be like fuck you. You think he was like. Oh It's this WanNa do the. I'm surprised he didn't walk off the stage she's like Oh if you're gonNA act like animals I don't have. I don't need anything to do with either. Dnc I just wanted to yell at Don Riot. Tv once he got to go behind closed doors and have the you know hundreds of thousands of people that he's paying too you know run. His campaign work do work for him He started coming back with like the pithy responses and the videos that are like yeah like okay. We get it. You're sort of you're the wizard of Oz right. Exactly I bet with his money helped pay Anthony Jessil neck to be him like just do whatever you want out there. Just just give them a just give him a hard time you know. I would like that I would love to make. I almost see someone like that. Who was like? I thought I'd just give money and you guys make it work. What was that? Yeah Yeah and get a guy out there. Looks like musing. He's going to do better out there He he's just. I think he thought I'll just get to make fun of Donald. Really LOT RIGHT IN BILL. Ma Brand some communist yeah and Sisa main stuff like Comic County. Kinda but. He didn't realize that everyone hated. Oh you guys have been practicing. That's not fair. Yeah he but he just. He seemed like he was stammering and making up the responses on the spot to the main Krit elect men angles critique that he should have known where coming because the media was like. Here's what they're about to hit him on so it was just. It was kind of puzzling. He's got billionaire brain to whereas like even his responses to normal questions or just like no right. Not how a person handles a problem. Because yeah do you have a person to do this thing right once you get rich us. Start changing the narrative of how you got rich so that it was all because you're uniquely a genius smarter than anyone else in the fleet decade right. So I'm just better than everyone and so there's like a unique sort of self gas lighting thing that happens with these billionaires who like kind of create their own self mythology sizing and so i. I do think that you know. He just has a lower standard for himself than probably any anyone else. In the case in the race Bernie. It was funny when he just like looking at like. I think it's obscene. That you even exist right like sixty billion dollars yeah is obscene and then really hitting on without like really subtle. Marxist should be like yeah maybe the workers are the people you extracted the sixty billion dollars and even Marxism. I mean. That's I guess. Just if you're talking about rule labor theory of value like very sort of you know that whole but it's true but it's funny to see I don't know he was even Kinda like right that come off. The backs of people are just. I just shake hands and I get more. Money has a complete existential crisis. Onstage Jenner still helped by other people they put him on like a like a Dali card him out. Yeah put this whole stage together But I mean that's that's interesting appear Yeah I think about that. Is the problem that successful people in America of all sorts of have is that they just have no conception that they didn't do it all themselves because America allows them to You Know Create a myth because America wants them to have done it themselves so America is like you're a singular genius. A man of great character we we can all become. Yeah exactly no no. That's not how that works. Didn't have morals. They will he got them. It was funny to see Joe Biden completely in the background. Yeah and being like he almost what he would chime in. It was also be like. Hey Hey I'm an old spooky guy. That's also her home on. Now it's been touring for like twenty years and he's going out one more time through the tour like you guys i. I thought I could do. I can't do this. I WANNA yell at him. I don't even know what to say. Favorite Line of the night. It was actually after the debate. He said to Bloomberg welcome to the Party. Man slapped him on the back which I think is a pretty funny way to sum up. Bloomberg's night don't Miss Suck. Yeah I think it was actually in image to pop smoke song. Welcome to the party was one of his big. Wow so are at P. Putting whole thing he gave bat and a lot of crazy. Yeah the the other part. That was really interesting. Was when Amy Klobuchar was having to like there was a pointed question asked about how she couldn't recall the name of the Mexican president and everyone was sort of piling on kind of being like. Yeah I mean I you. Considering the committee's you're on you think you'd know the president of the country to our southern border of a benign saying his name. Yeah well after. Obviously the question it was posed was over door but like the sort of her this sort of set off this weird back and forth between her and people who are judged where she he was like. He's like you know. Just I think it's important. You don't know these things and she was sort of her rip. Her refrain was as thing of like. I got one. I did not know the name of this person. I'm sorry like that. That was a mistake. I know these other things but that shouldn't negate the other things that I've achieved accomplish and she was getting frustrated and then like Elizabeth. Warren was like well hold on is. That's not fair. And it was like Elizabeth You. You know quarterback fifteen minutes ago. It was funny to see sort of the interactions. At a certain point I was like damn amy like they got your number right now and it sucks to just see them. Just come at you like that because you deserve that. Who knows. Maybe maybe it's time but you also yeah you see where the why some people are good at this thing and some other people. Yes you do. See that we're like I'LL YOU'RE NOT. You're not as skilled at this. You're like I can tell you a good person who is just your rated. Are there yet. Remain people you're up there with and main for good. Yeah Orange. Do you need that. You need that in your toolbox. I didn't feel like oh I can fuck in. I can exchange. We can trade later but you should get out of here before they hurt you. I mean Elizabeth. Warren also criticized sanders for like his plans. Not being as well thought out as hers and he was like. Yeah maybe more on that later but that that does seem like a pretty effective way for her to go at him because they have similar plans but hers are more detailed in certain situations and so that strikes at something I think average people are probably scared of about Bernie which is that. It's more ideological and less like I don't know if people that's what they're scared of. Maybe maybe not be an honest. I've met a lot of average people. Not What there is that other twenty five trillion fill in fright. George W Bush gave me three hundred fucking dollars. Hey whereas Buddha judges attack though that Bernie's followers are mean and that's a reflection of his campaign Being mean That seemed dumb by comparison his batteries or going low. Yeah not as. He's not functional. Five o'clock shadow. He was rocking. Going on can be sexy. Why was it like a like a postseason playoff beard? He's got going. I think it was. I'm not a robot beard like I have only grow the face right. There is a New York. Times breaking report that intelligence officials have briefed House members? That Russia is already interfering in the twenty twenty election on trump's behalf. Hail. Yeah which was not surprising. I think anybody but it's interesting. That our intelligence they got an email from Russia. Which already halfway. We're gonNA tell you because we know you can't do shit. We looked into it already. We're just going to tell you. Here's the whole plan. It's a PDF. It's not you guys are. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA love this one it's on Lenox and we're just GONNA numbers. Sorry that's it no No trolls this time way. Cheaper voting machine with a thumb drive and just with regards to the sort of mask off Republican strategy. Right now Dana. Rohrabacher said he did so. This was something that I was being reported but that that trump had Dana Rohrabacher offer. Julian assange pardon in exchange for evidence that Russia hadn't interfered in the two thousand sixteen election. And like I just assumed that it was going to be a report from the media and trouble like fake news. I've never heard of Dana Rohrabacher. Yeah and that's literally saying perfect though. That's literally what he said. But Rohrabacher has said in an interview. He did offer Asandra pardon and then went home and called the chief of staff at the time John Kelly To report back to him so and John Kelly but yeah. I've read that John. Kelly was like. I don't need anything. We don't want to be anywhere near this. John Kelly was like Jill like Arjun. Fuck out said that I outlined do not doubt though there's someone else's like cool right John. Kelly was like smart enough to not good the faulk at stop. Shut your mouth right. Stop talking about right. Because he's vaguely competent. Yeah because he's you know. Yeah in a sign that things haven't gone completely all the way to shit just like ninety five percent of the way their Roger Stone did get some time in jail. He didn't get all the way off. Still Gone Shorty months four months and there are people in jail. Who Like you know? I'm going to go ninety five. You start you start comparing these these sentences with people's crimes and it's like hey judicial system's fucked up Judge did criticize him for lying to protect trump. She did what she could because it was clear that a lot of the the what she was doing was trying to make a case so if he tried to appeal it would just be airtight. Revenues immediately sent back. But the problem is trump's already been like. I'm GonNa have to pardon him he's GonNa part yet so it's like no he's actually come out and said he won't partner. Okay now trust guys. What did he say he? Eddie wouldn't do it. He said he's not going to pardon him because he doesn't want the smoke that made me want to run through a wall. You be like no no. He's not coaching. He said he's GonNa Pardon him because he thinks that he can get off On an appeal. We'll see I think the other thing too is a Lotta. He'd rather be in jail for the in term than. Oh Yeah Yeah. The legal analysts were saying like when everyone's like why wasn't it more if it was outside of like normal guidelines than stone would have a case in his appeal right Okinawa. She kept it to forty like within the range and also tagged on all these other things and be like good luck but again at the same time yes sure maybe ninety nine percent of the time an appeal. That was like this with a case like this. That felt airtight would be rejected. You never know what trump could wake up tomorrow and just be like Doug it does. He's learned he can do that. But wouldn't billy way I I know you're kidding. Every time there's a star saying that for the pump. Fake my feet right around me. I drew the foul kicked in that. Yeah all right. Let's take another break. We'll be right back. Hey listeners. There's another show. We think you'd enjoy the Ted interview and it's hosted by Chris Anderson the head of Ted head of Ted. This is Dr Seuss Lake. We'll listen now. Listen now to hear. Deep dives with great minds season three is out now cognitive scientists. Donald Hoffman Donald. Hoffman are Donald has been telling us that our brains have been showing us a hacked version of reality or what about leafed Chiffon? Yes I'm White Populus or so. Good at manipulating our emotions. And there's a lot more so check out the Ted interview on the iheartradio APP or wherever you listen. 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That is longer like it's not fun buying TV show. You'd be like we do a main. Yeah main show you so there. They never get season this last year. No they were supposed to remember going into great receivers. They had a quarterback. Wasn't that the whole formula. They quarterback commercials right. Their quarterback had a lot of commercials coming off a rookie season. That people thought that Dacre May die right and so people were he birdie and then when people had a chance to just kinda watch a little tape on him. He just hothouse flower. He's fine he's fine. He's a fine quarterback but nowhere near what maybe people thought was he. A heisman winner destroyed the first game in the titans. Were like. Yeah we were in the play offs. That was one of their players. Just kept saying these. Hey fuck all y'all talking about him. We were good last day. Right right. We're going to be a good guy. But anyways part of the reason he sucked was he had a bad offensive line and he just wasn't good making split-second decisions which can lead to be beneficial but It's scary so they're often one of their Offensive TACKLES THAT'S OFFENSIVE. Line Right so gentlemen by the name of Greg Robinson was pulled over with one hundred and fifty seven. How he wasn't pulled over. Okay all right. So let's explain this to me. He was not pulled over. You have to go through a checkpoint there are these checkpoints throughout the south west. I think there's some other places too but like a hundred miles from the borders and it's it's a border crossing thing but it doesn't move. It's not like a pop up. No it's there and it's checkpoint he got popped at Snoop got pop. There will pop their armie. Hammer got popped there forever. Yes like several other people way when Jerry. It's the most famous drug trap states of America and he rolled up with a hundred and fifty seven. Hey that had to be so loud. Just the smell. Not just the smell of it and he said it was in Duffel bags. I was like Ow God this. They didn't even seal it up. Dan Vacuous they found vacuum sealed. Black bags full of green leafy substance that loud twenty-three Mason jars a cancelling machine an electronic scale. Thirty one hundred dollars cash. Okay okay cool so so they were doing the thing where they were trying to bring you from. La To Louisian-. Yeah Yeah markups Jed. That's the K. You can't do the council running you. Don't drive that you don't drive through the drug trap place. Yeah right trying to take forty and then you go down twenty five there you go and then you go down and then you hit ten. They go past. Houston though. 'cause YOU WANNA get out of Houston to 'cause they're looking for people doing this stupid because it feels like that's the most direct route because obviously the California weeds coveted and you can sell it at a markup everywhere else rowntree. Sheep medical weed or recreational lenient in bulk rival cheap. To especially because it's diff- The markets deflated here because of recreational legalization. Wow and then you wanna take in. Trump's president like when Obama was President. Wasn't the drug trap anymore. 'cause they diverted federal funds from that county because they were just this little. Sheriff was doing that and just picking people off and he was. He was leading a lot of people. Go but famous people he would arrest and stuff shit show and I know they stopped funding it because I was driving through there right after. Obama got elected with some part one and I saw the sign. Is that a thing from the Google. Didn't and it was like idiots but someone had updated the wikipedia. But don't worry though since Obama so I was like driving and reading black. Okay cool I don't have to take a back road so I just went through it. And then but cents. Ding bats presidents back again in there you know. So don't draft their. I mean what was it worth it? This guy became army nine million dollars from playing in the league. Not about money. I know right. It's just the thrill of just doing some dirt. Well maybe spending much time Louisiana. Like my so. This happened to a friend of mine when we were trying to bring a bunch of one hundred out that much but we He get busted with a bunch of weed going through Texas on his way from. La To dc a because we just didn't the the Weeden DC sucked and it doesn't even more now now. I found out. Oh Yeah Yeah. This was a long long time ago. But you can fly from La to New Orleans right with a bunch of weight in your bag. Yeah but not one hundred seven. Ps fucking song for more than that guy. Does I guarantee you not smoking? One hundred fifty seven pounds anything. Yeah that's a good point. That's I'm also trying to figure out. Just doing quick maths. You know somebody who's interested in the markets what the return was going to be on. That like was okay. Let him say bottom line. He's spending to count to a pound. Okay that's decent price either way. Dan Hats are very generous. Yes I am being very not. You're saying he's buying them for two. Yes Okay van. If he's going to new let's say he's going to New Orleans because he can't move a hundred fifty cents. I guarantee you can't know because he drives to fucking El Paso that's why I guarantee you can't but it's GonNa be at least double. I would hope four to five for an hour. Forty eight so Just it's not worth what happened. Yeah I'm just thinking of hot at eight. I wonder 'cause like he was also with an like a former player too and I wonder how much of what their relationship was funding to fort there right. Yeah weren't we weren't you on the show the last time when those dudes who like a shot one of the witnesses and the both John case they were caught like transporting. We'd they said it was a we deal gone wrong wearing from Texas to Louisiana again. I don't know if I was your baby. 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137: Why Students Should Have November 3rd OFF to VOTE w/ Eric Reveno & Joe Kennedy

Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

41:41 min | 1 year ago

137: Why Students Should Have November 3rd OFF to VOTE w/ Eric Reveno & Joe Kennedy

"All right. Pleased to welcome in In the special edition. A special edition of the good plenty podcast we have holy cross assistant coach Joe, Kennedy Georgia, Tech Assistant, coach Eric Revenue, and we're GONNA talk about voting here. We're talking about voting because I think both of you are extremely passionate about this topic and Joe. I'm going to give you a chance to kind of firsts going your background about why have you on this because a lot of people are gonna be looking you'd say what the Hell does. He have a holy cross assistant on. Rev people kind of know what? He started this movement to have Election Day off for college basketball teams, and it's really kind of taken off an I. Love It. Or? Voting on on election day but Joe. Go ahead with your background a little bit and why I have you on the spot. Now definitely, definitely, and I jeff thanks so much for highlighting this such important issue. Obviously. unbelievable job in the last two weeks of with his platform. So he's he's done great I. I'm really grateful beyond you guys I. Think I've been interesting background in in both basketball politics. Government. In coaching in kind of our lives all come together through my time. So, for me basketball in education, I played it northwestern. Vehicle to kind of do some cool stuff. As a player there and one of the things I did was between my junior and senior year had an internship. An internship in Washington DC for then Senator Obama at one of our coaches Greg Robinson who's a dear dear mentor and friend of Mine It is Mrs Obama's brother and so they kind of the OBAMAS had been around and a state senator and he was elected in Oh four. So I had an opportunity. To do that internship at the ended the summer I came back my last year at northwestern just kinda had a burning desire to to to want to go back into that political world after spending that summer and so in the spring a after my senior year, I joined applied for job actually during the campaign and moved out to, Iowa, lived in Davenport for the next eight months in worked on the Iowa Caucus after the caucus I lived in Minnesota Nevada Ohio back to Iowa of for the general elections I've been over the Hawk eye state. And the main thing I did on. The campaign in my job was to work in the field and we worked at the grassroots level at the community level really trying to register people to vote and then get him out to vote and get him to participate as well along that process in their local democracy who so much of the decisions that are made that affect our lives happen at the local level. We always think about the presidential level we think about these big elections, every four years but whether it's share for school board there or whatever the the process might be for your state That's important stuff. So we were on the ground that for for almost two years in nate unbelievable friends in have unbelievable memories from that. You know we started as a big underdog. The President ended up ended up coming coming from behind in Iowa and having a big win for belt sword. I was fortunate enough to go. To work in the White House for almost two years. I worked in the Office of public engagement in our job within Iraq with organizations associations, kind of now elected officials that had platforms to try to promote a certain policies and actually did a lot of work. My favorite parts of my portfolio was works world is I handled all the championship visits and working into lay and professional sports organizations that also a high profile people to try to get out certain to engage be active whether let's move initiative or service initiative efforts in Obama was pushing with before deserve his administration for for two years before I came back to northwestern in two, thousand, ten to start coach. We'll circle back with you in a second job but have you you you're passionate about this. You've kind of started this out with a tweet imploring other schools, other programs, I in college basketball to give kids November third off and no activities not being and basically think educating kids as well. Not just giving them. November third off. But educating you, you've gotTa Stamford degree. I think you're pretty bright a think. So, I think you know what you're doing here. I'll give you the credit there but but why what and I know you had a conversation through my With Trent Johnson that got you emotional, why are you so emotional on this topic? Well. first of all, thanks for having me on. At the start you said people might understand why I'm on and why coach Kennedy, you're not sure about goes Kenny. Now they're wondering after Kennedy's introduction background wise coach Revlon. Coach Kennedy needs his own podcast wait Obama Northwestern Basketball Obama's but I was you know surveys good Ol' Man Lake. The Office of public engagement. Yeah. So here's Rev. What is Rev dot he tweets he writes tweets as awesome. Hey, I'm on the tweets guy. So but for me I think I'm a good juxtaposition or contrast Joe because. I'm your fifty four year old. American. White male that has had a good heart his whole life but has not engaged. The the the office of public engagement. Bless their hearts. They missed me you know and hey I was not and you know. Whether it was. So when all this stuff started going on as the George for Floyd, you know and just just and I've seen it before in my lifetime I head hasn't been the sand four hundred years of this is not I'm not. I'm not someone who's going. What their life different than minor bike lies. They're different than mine. I knew it was I engaged a level that I needed to be and so. For me that was where my head was at when I had a team meeting on a week ago this last Monday's ten days ago now and I got emotional talking there, and because here I am. Whatever it will however you WANNA rate fifty four as older middle aged whatever you. WanNa do. This we haven't moved the we haven't moved along enough. We haven't progressed in what have I done about it 'cause I've talked to good. What have I done? I was just really heavy hearted hearing these guys talk. called. Trent Johnson the next morning talk to him and I got emotional. They're and I might even get emotional now it's like. For these guys to have to for these guys that have been in the huddle with us been in the bubble with us for these guys that I love former players, former teammates, former colleagues I love to have to tell their kids something different than what I had to tell my kids when a police pulls you over it embarrassing a disgusting and and and and I had a three day period there. I couldn't get through saying that without getting emotional that might be the you know and So So so so that was sort of thinking and I and I woke up the next day and I really with the with the with the self reflection of I'm tired of hearing about the problem. Let's talk solutions. What can we do in in on of personally thought what if I had voted if I had engaged I vote I voted some I'm a that. But if I had really got engaged or if and help my current my student athletes at the time over my my twenty plus year career at Stanford as assistant for nine years at Cornell as a head coach for ten years. Now, if I work with those students and engaged him in voting local elections all this stuff and made them engage register all that stuff. What would could make a difference? It definitely would make it because you know. Joe Has all the staff but like what happens when you get young people voting just impactful for their life pack for and the NC double a college athletes leaders the one thing I clarify like to me I. Love the fact that I go into that how how things have just kind of dominoes have fallen because the idea is simple. My son said it best he goes no one said this before you know like. This isn't a novel. Alibaba. Go back through my timeline on twitter I. have a lot of ideas I think really good but they don't go anywhere. I've had but this one, the timing, and the the athletes are just craving for leadership. The athletes want to see action. They don't WanNa. See they appreciate the support because college athletes are good guys and good gals good APP. They're good people and they appreciate a leader in their in their department at the at the conference level and answer they appreciate the fact that they say, Hey, we're listening. We hear you black lives matter that you know they appreciate that that needs to be said or the same time what's going to change and so so yes, November Thursday important. But where I have a proposed what we're trying to do with all vote no play. Of the Hashtag Movement is trying to get NC Double A. Hall Mandated Holiday Day off and and I've learned a ton since doing this about voter engagement about you know coach gay here you know he's educated the heck out of me and talking to other people coaches come out of the woodwork have been passionate about this for a while but we have to educate and for the absentee ballots stuff, it could be an off day. They might not need have that day representative to vote but but that day will be in the calendar what I want. What I WANNA do is to signal to the student athletes right now that the NC double a.'s got their back and we're trying to your part of the solution getting people voted there's nothing is not political it's fundamental. It's being American it's voting. You're you care you're America we teach in the schools we teach life skills we teach we teach you know. Maybe we could drop resume writing class I'm not sure resume right now days hasn't progressed. Need the resume workshop let's have a voting workshop you know and and. You know just just all that type of stuff. So I do get passionate about it and it's probably. Built up patriotism from not having done it and then literally. You know former Stanford athlete he told this on a group chat. He told me like a ton of bricks I. cried on this. I couldn't tell us cried the EMOJI with tears. If it goes laughing, she can't do that. When you actually cry I, know that I'm smart enough to know that. But I actually cried when I up former player. At a Tolkien I could use his name four players effort forty year old guy now told me about. That day telling his kids. Eight year old kid how to handle a police stop. And and and so so I'm urging people are you know you're texting support? You're doing stuff but I challenged myself to be uncomfortable and do something in my space make Kohl's and do stuff, and that's when the Dominos. Third Fallen coach few was fantastic from the jump and that's where the NABC ball. Jamie Dixon calls me and and and he's real supportive Paul Hewitt. Talking to him former leaders you know tread Johnson and stuff disguise get behind it and last thing on the on my spiel here. Is that Georgia tech been amazing. I text the question you know this? Okay and they said run with it. I coach Collins I did on Tuesday morning and I didn't have to sell it again I I didn't do anything excite you know coach Collins a football coach and President Cabrera the leadership is been inspiring or a D.. Todd. Stands Berry inspiring. To be at a public school like this in Georgia Tech, the pride in Georgia prides itself on. Elite elite. Engineering Education every degrees of Bachelor of science and we turn out I don't want to miss speak their some historically black colleges at maybe trump more. Black engineers, but we are doing our part as diverse camp is I love the campus to be at this campus at this time with this leadership has been really I'm invigorated by because college kids give you the hoke college kids give you hope were in college because we're hoping the NC double A. could make a change and get it on the robot. So I'll just leave you here to talk with Joe. That's all I got to say now. Good that's all I got. That's all you. That's my brain dump. There's nothing left in there. Well, I before I get to Joe here. So what have you heard anything from the answer though Blair of have you heard anything I mean, what? What are they waiting for here? Thank. All right. We're good November third. Let's clear it nothing on November third I had this huge desire exist go and do something. So some good friends started talking to me about strategy and I would just swinging I'm just not I'm just asking people let's go talk to your compliance. I'm just Kinda bump in through the walls now I've kind of, and we got up a petition with over thirty seven hundred names. As of today I think lots of athletes, mostly athletes, administrators, and stuff athletic that the advice I got early was support you're going to need from the coaches association the student athletes. Rules, can change a couple of different ways for the ages to go. Great idea change is asking a lot and so so but I'll put a little heat on them and we'll get the conversation going appreciate here to talk about it. But I feel like lead conference to take a lead we need we need an and Georgia tech is done apart they committed on Tuesday. I said the sex out on Wednesday they committed said, nine schools are going to have the day off and what's happening now is schools are saying they're going to have the day Oss. and. Then feeling like they're done, I wanna go for the whole thing I wanted next two years from now I want this rule in the rule book. So people are working around it and talking about it for years, six years and so I just. But what has to happen would ask happened in my understanding is for the best most likely ways you can go up through the student athlete. Advisory Committee SAC, and those people been great, and it could go up through there or could go through league college or so if you're listening and you WANNA have make it happen a conference office needs to step up and propose it and it needs to needs to happen and and I feel like we're all here. You Know A. And and Joe's one of the best voices in the group. But we're acquire and we're on the voice and we're waiting for charity turn you know and we're just we we needed charity. So then we can then vote on it and then he'll joe had. How do we do this before four? Here's some numbers that I've got forty six percent of those eighteen to twenty nine years old voted in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. As you said, it's not just about the presidential election yesterday we saw stories in in Georgia in Georgia were wherever's right now that people are waiting for five hours to be able to vote how can we? How can we do this? What is the best way? Beyond an including what revs doing and what we're all pushing for within. The answer to play right now to get young people to vote. I think there's a couple of things I mean I. Think you have to tackle. Obstacles a young people think are there about voting and I think the first one that is really important news at a thing that their voice isn't going to be hard right voting's not important. Farthest thing from the truth right voting is very important just a couple of anecdotes in the last couple years you know in two thousand, Sixteen Wisconsin. Pennsylvania and Michigan those three states which basically decided the election were decided by eight out less than eight thousand. Write that down by county, you're talking a couple hundred votes in each of these counties in those three big states how many student athletes go to school in those three states or could absentee vote by mail in those three states your vote has a big impact. On twenty seventeen, there was a race in Virginia for the House of delegates where it was actually a statistical tie, it had to go to judge law in Virginia. Says we go and pick a name out of a hat. So the person that was elected to the to the delegates in the state of Virginia was picked out of a hat and we have. Colleges and universities close by at district definitely young men and women never -ticipant in athletics across the country that are from that district they all vote by mail a few a few teams in a vote a few athletes vote all of the sudden nat election isn't isn't isn't satellite so I it's very important in your voice. It matters. Your vote counts I think the other thing that you know in in coach mentioned this coach Nelson from Holy Cross did an amazing job setting up our team. We had a very felt call with a lot of young guys coming in this year a lot of guys that are just becoming voting age eighteen years old. And is really the first time in their lives at you're dialed into the emotions of the moment and a lot of them talked about voting and that's really what got me thinking about it after that team call that Echo Nelson lead tangle back to I had lived for four years in my political world and when I came away from it was the next step of this is taking action in voting is action. That's it's action kids WANNA have a way to be involved you gotta go. Tell your voices are. Always. You're young people say well, I'm not being one of the ways you heard is by casting about. And coach mentioned in earlier, our student athletes are leaders and role models on campus. You WanNa, take action, go recruit people in your dorm though recreate recruit friends from from from your your neighborhood, your community guy, he played high school ball at like there's a lot of ways for athletes to take action and voting a key part of that. And then lastly voting symbol. You GotTa Register. Once you register, you'RE GONNA have the option to early vote. In different states. You have an option for absentee vote by mail were then shown up November third sometimes I. think it can be perceived it as as a very complicated process. Now different states have different. Laws that you have to follow is not uniform, but it simple you register your options to vote. I think another important thing on that on the simplicity of it. Once you vote once all the data shows particularly when you're in college or college voter, the rest of your life, you're gonna be more consistent voter GonNa be more engaged in your local community and Moxie, and there's nothing that's coach said there's nothing more patriotic than that. And I think that that's really a important to establish that now at this moment. And then there's you know a a tremendous amount of great. I've talked about this. There's so many great resources out there from. Partisan non political organization are those. 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To receive your new welcome bonus and check out all the action that online your online wagering solution. I mean you can see it now after after you know the protests and obviously what happened to George Floyd that people are are certainly more passionate and want to do something You know you hope that young kids right now are are are more motivated than ever in again to do something to to kind of take it into their hands rev what else? Can we do on college campuses? Is it is it enough to just? Show them how to vote and even Pat Scary at thousand? He did a couple of years ago where he had his entire team. He basically I don't know if he made them register I. I'm not sure that far, but but he basically. Register to vote is that enough or can we do more? Is there a? Is there another step to educate them beyond that? Like I was saying, you know in my world I've seen it Georgia tech by Georgia Tech's having those conversations on campus and our president said, we don't want just be an athletic initiative. Let's make it across the whole campus. Let's have these conversations. Coach past nor got it right away head coach here for those Georgia Tech and he's he's he quickly recognized by all were doing and coaches get this. We just gotTa change the mindset all you're doing by giving them the off day. For the answer layoff day is scheduled in the game. But what we have to do is and prepare for that game, and so the stuff you're talking about the stuff that that Joe Live, you know and understand really deeply is is getting people out to making it simple with information for him where like just those lists of. Turbo vote rocked Dot Org those places to go register getting that out there giving them reminders on dates engaging process. We've had coach passer the next day after we that I sent the I. We said the mail an hour and a half. Later, he had a six point plan that was gonna be just what you're talking about fourteen. He is reaching out to I don't WanNa give away some names but names it made the guys excited like this person could come talk to us or did zoom call with this person and coaches are great figuring out a strategy and every campus is GonNa have to figure out a strategy impact their space. And, and one of the things I was saying was the waiver a waiver like for in season sports like football volleyball. If you have a say like I heard a pack twelve team has an exhibition games scheduled that day and I I was in my talking I was thinking I was like, well, you have a game November third. Let's go ahead make that of bring out the vote game. Let come in who wears a sticker and you can still plays. A mandatory off day but the you know we can make it an automatic waiver if you show a logistical and educational plan for your team. So you say look, I got fifteen players twelve of them. You know here's what we're doing instead, and then you have a plants, you can have waivers there's four hundred and sixty thousand. NC. Double A. Athletes Four, hundred, sixty, thousand, visual, one, two, and three athletes. And and. According to Google NCWA hasn't avenue fact checked at. So if you got a fact, check on that, you know your standards here on the gunman pods here. Careful Google yeah. But. Had close to half a million you know if if fifty thousand, hundred, thousand waivers in your. But. They're having those conversations two, four, six years down the line but educational programs coaches being being creative with it. You know and just thinking about what and also the athletes have to take it on. The are SACRA. Again, the student advisor Afternoon Athletic Advisory Committee to the ACC said the St. sat conversation they started talking about let's have instead of I. voted stickers. Let's have I voted backpack tax and so all the ACC athletes give backpack tags that they wear for the year you know or. In Santa's but the but that that's Insana stuff but the education piece, the local stuff, the judge stuff, the sheriff stuff the haven't people come in and talk and. is going to be key. So, Lebron Joe tweeted last night after. The. Incident in in Georgia and even Vegas I think they waited for four or five hours as well. I mean it's all cross country that. Voting is is. Structurally Racist. Is there's some truth to that I mean you've been in this been ended up the ground floor. How do we change that? Is There I mean again like it it's so strange. So when I go to vote. Here in newburyport Massachusetts, it takes me like two minutes I walk in I don't even have to show Id. I don't understand the voting and how easy it is for me I'm looking and unlike it takes five hours in Li-, like how is this possible right now? Know. It is a shame that across this country. So many states make it challenging for people to vote it really is I think what that raises more awareness on is like coach said a game scheduled it's all the work leading up to that and I think sometimes you know voting again it is so important. So it's a simple act, but it's so important. It requires some that work unfortunately get it. You know some stage do not make it. As easy as others unfortunately, NAT rate national conversation for us to have but it goes back to you want to change the laws in your state on voter registration is what you gotta go vote. You gotta get people into leadership positions that believe the same things you believe that our passionate about those issues in at the local level in the state of Georgia, for example. was just the governor's race it a two years ago. A lot of elected officials were were were in office. They had the ability to to make changes and I think one thing you learn that young person I learned on the campaign after the Campaign Bat. I think as you get older, you get a little more sensitive which is at elections have consequences, and if you sit out election, you don't participate it's ally. You can certainly still have a voice in America to talk about the things you don't like but you didn't participate and I think we can drive anything home at this moment with the emotion of it and the obstacles are definitely ahead you gotta get in the fight you gotta take action you gotta participate no matter what side of political earlier. and if you WANNA make changes you gotta get in and vote and and and try to get people elected that are going to reflect those same values you share. And that's where I exactly right and I to me that was part of my epiphany that. No matter what you think wherever you are you start unraveling the onion a little bit figuring. Okay. What do I do what to do and get involved engage in educate on those things is is really important but the more you go down like it all comes back to. You got you got to vote. You know we're not. and. We've got to lay that foundation and his coaches. That's what we do. You know even the judicial you got your breasts discovery judicial those are impacted by elected officials and yesterday the poll was forced to close your at seven I went at in the morning and it took me an hour twenty which I thought was reasonable and social distancing line. I thought was re tomorrow wife goes back to the same polling place at supposed to be at six in goes. At seven and they had adjusted kept it open till nine they changed but by judicial order they changed it. So there's a balance of what happens and things you if anything comes back voting and it's such to me what were really just I think there's a great opportunity to insulate to make this change because it's not political. It's not about any group getting more. It's about your it's fundamental. It's like just a fundamental American piece of it that to help to to to devote engage. I I think Agana kids. at that age the presidential elections one thing right they. They know they're watching that I. it's on their phones. It's wherever right trump by you're here that everywhere. But I think a lot of kids enjoy you can speak to this probably overwhelmed by. The state elections in everything that's going on locally. Yep. In Qatar, we get them that Info I don't think it's wrong to be able to provide them. Objective. Information about both sides I don't think it's like anything else you guys give give your players to scout right? You're not going to overwhelm and give him twenty five pages maybe unless you're Tom Cream. Georgia but you're you're gonNA give them as much as they can handle your give them both sides. I. Don't think there's anything wrong with that and trying to literally give them all the information but is that is that going over over bounds right now or people are GonNa look at that and say under do you can't do that as coaches because that's of obscuring it one way or the other You know I would say that that's a good question I I think for right now is why coaches on a great job was his his the momentum he's built now is that no, you go ahead and register. Now you're going to have time to become a little better educated on what your local issues are. You know not? Yes, there's. All the local issues are local candidates are going to be running in the races in Massachusetts. But I WANNA take some time it's closer to the election to to to look through that. So I think there are some responsibilities to help provide again, kids young young men and women with the resource and say, Hey, here's a great place to go you WanNa know who's on the ballot Turbo Vote Dot Org Hotel. You evidence on the val the ballot in your in your particular particular district. Here's some other resources. Coaches can share to kind of educate the student athletes on those particular candidates were ballot initiative that. And I, and I looked at that Y- Two nights ago and yesterday morning some. So I just clicked on the generic stuff you know and it was a statement from the candidate you know and you're just you know. So you could just have a team meeting print that. And each can't it gives what they're. You know you just have them read it. You know just short talk about her we we've talked about here George you can have you could have each coach could take their own thing where you know you can have a coach a you can have a student at the present an issue that's going to be voted on talk about it. You know, and then opinion start getting into it and I mean listen got the candidate you know at the local level why not get the candidates to speak to everybody you can go on zoom obviously won't be. Able to do you're able to kind of talk to one another but what I'd have the candidates present to however many student athletes are at Georgia Tech and then you get Georgia and you get all of all of those you know the the state. Schools. Involved right now we talked in we didn't talk that you bring the two great ideas because I talked to Lloyd Pierce Land Hawks head coach, and he's talking about what can they do and get? Bring out the vote registered to vote Atlanta schools and do something and that's merging with the idea we had Monday. Monday, we met on the department So this impromptu tax task. Force and talked about well, we can't bring in one side will bring in both sides forever. If we do something like that, you know you could have a charismatic young purse person come in and talk you know a pro athlete who's passionate about being engaged and have them sort talk someone that speaks to the athletes. But when you start talking the issues were we're talking bending over backwards to to present both sides because we were. We want to. There's there's certain. I think leadership at this point has to be able to differentiate between fundamentals decency character right without getting political and it's a slippery. So get started saying right and wrong these days truth in fact, it gets confusing quickly I'm not naive but as where we are and our role in helping these young people create positive habits for life we we need to push it down to the least controversial sort of concrete. Base Habits. You know it's like you know 'cause for me for the people near ship j just having a good heart is in good. It's like that weight loss where you're thinking about losing weight but don't change your habits. You know like Hey I've had losing weight I've had it in my heart for twenty years. I've had that done anything. This is the same thing like what's do something about this is just an educational pieces so sound. And I'll just want to add one thing to your question Jeff Bridges. College campuses have other resources that are there for student athletes take advantage of it. I think sometimes coaches and his players law kind of getting our athletic silo, and we don't realize that guess what they're doing a candidate forum on campus, and some of these may be local candidates or some of these issues are being discussed at the campus level I think for coaches there's also you know within our staffs kind of looking okay. What resources are actual campus or in our city, our town that we can just kind of you back we don't need to reinvent the wheel is a lot of people that work in this space twelve months at year that really good work. All right. So to to a cliff notes version here at the end of this go out number one registered to vote. Number one or any any kid anybody? Who's WHO's listening number to have? We gotta get a conference. To put out legislation a proposal wrench. Right. And if you're if you're a coach that means talking to your coaches association your compliance person. If you're a student athlete. It means go into your sack represented your student Athlete Advisory Committee every everyone on college campus knows that that is talked to those people and sort of look around and find your channels that that have influence if you know someone on. Your Coaches Association Committee you know in Your Leadership Committee. And then then if you know someone the conference office, make sure they're hearing about it just in it could happen later it could happen next year could go move onto a regular cycle is legislation but I think right now I don't know what everyone else watches on TV I don't know what everyone else is feeling. But I feel like. The world, the country can use US having some leadership. The country could use us, showing some posit and most importantly, our student athletes could use us doing something positive and making a step saying boy. That's a great idea we're putting together something. We'll look at that next year. This is a matter listen. No matter your political I'll, as you said. Earlier Joe no matter where you stand bottom bottom line voting I is a right. It's something we've all been blessed with take advantage of it. I didn't do it when I was younger I did not I'll be completely honest. I didn't and I regret it, and now you know what I am going to make up for I. Am GonNa Start To. Do More due diligence into local elections and how it affects my community obviously at a national level. Yes. I'm more well burst because you're more passionate about you see it more but it something that Every especially with the way the world is right now with the way our country is It's it's a tangible way to have an impact. Yes it's only one vote but if if you're one vote and you get somebody else. That's that's one more vote may get somebody else, and that's how this works and to me. It becomes the thing to do go out and vote and bring bring your other twelve players on your team whether it is an absentee ballot whether it is in person whatever it is go out, make your vote count and I appreciate you guys coming on and I think just kind of given some insight give some passion something a little bit different in think again, we can all agree on and listen to me our votes you make a difference they do. Thank you very much I. As you tell, I'm focused on this night I've been really encouraged by the amount of support and the optimism of of of of the college athletes is support excitement about it because people were this is not just GonNa Pass isn't this. This isn't a summer of activist. We WanNa make some lasting impact. We WanNa, we WANNA, keep bringing this this proper alignment that we're going through and our focus to make real. Change and give people out engaged the difference. Joe Thanks. Any final thoughts. I would just say, thank you for helping to raise awareness I think that's one of the biggest things we gotta do right now and and we've all interacted with unbelievable student athletes across the country. They're leaders there to find their own ways to impact change and bring change about this is just one of the most concrete ways. That would gets me excited. I'm a lot older than I was when I joined the campaign in seven. So seeing that next generation of young people they're really passionate right now they got great leader is greatly some route and that really Makes me very optimistic in this tough tough painful time. We got some great young people are need this country. Thanks, guys, I appreciate it be safe. Keep this thing going and and hopefully we can you know not only may change but sustained change I think that's that's the biggest thing right now in our country because. We need all the help you can get right now. Thank you very much. Take Care Gas.

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REShow: Jason Witten. Hour 2 (09-10-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: Jason Witten. Hour 2 (09-10-19)

"Thank you for listening to this podcast. One sports net production available on apple podcast and podcast one every car comes with its share of stories that Ding in your bumper. When you nervously picked up your first date the luxury package you got after a big promotion or the mileage you saved by riding your bike all summer while you can't put a price tag on your stories now now with truecar you can at least find out what your car's worth when it's time to sell or trade it in just go to truecar simply enter your license plate number and watch how your car's details pop pop-up then answer a few questions navigation and moon roof watches they bump up your value high mileage. You already knew it was gonna cost you but now you know how much danger while it's you you can plan ahead. 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Now he's a grown you know what man and I'd love to see what the differences in his mind's eye and so he will be joining us here in the middle of this hour courtesy of our friends courtyard knife nice yeah and yes. PF interesting night broadcasting last night I did. I took another tennis lesson yesterday. I've been doing even that a lot lately well as a matter of fact if you have any sort of Ibuprofen get right in the middle Fagor by gets. I'm feeling it feel a little a bit. running around regressed a little bit yesterday and regressed a little bit yesterday on not swinging as well here who others Timothy Ila Fan van right I went like this for my tennis swing with my hand flat and pushing it away and now as you could see sweeping sweeping with the hand you gotta the House we give to sweep so I'm. A- I'm waiting for coop to be done with his lesson as well so I'm watching I'm watching in the spot there for the game and the bottom right hand corner that there's a penalty on every play and I know you know the the officials have a new emphasis on certain a penalties but every play and realizing no. It's just somebody in the Monday night. Football world thinking that having the down and distance distance with a yellow background was a good idea yeah every year kind of the networks update their graphics package unless they make little tweaks and bat was one note to everybody in the television business. WHO's in charge of graphics packages Mike you know all of them correct you know all of them. You're friends with all of them right so tell tell all those friends of yours do not create anything on an NFL television screen that is yellow. Oh yeah with the exception of of an indication that a panel town called Wag and espn apparently hurdle that in the middle of the game in the first half on twitter. That's all anyone was talking about. I almost snapped the photograph of it saying hey you know. Can we change this and I just realized to stay away. Everyone was already redoing and yeah Kunas them. They changed in the middle of the game which also included on the flipside a down Alan Distance Marker the Line of gain pylon. I guess they're dropping. When when in the first half de'andre Hopkins went went for a first down was leaning forward for a first down they had a perfect down the line view now sometimes it's not gonna work that way because there might be other players in the way but very perfect view because I guess they're putting a pylon down at the line of gain which is a camera line and on it as a camera looking straight down so cool amazing pylon cam to the next level well and then they've put a camera on top of the Pylon Cam so when does Shawn Watson leapt into the ends only had a shot of it from up and that the the dome of the the roof of the Super Dome was in perfect view. What it was a beautiful it was really interesting night on the broadcast right there of course that whole point started with the fact that I am aching right the fifty year old man recovering from tennis lessons ice bath but I just need to stretch a little bit more but any rate enough about me? What's our poll question. Results were getting here on top of a second hour that as so week one in the books you know which team should be most concerned bears. Brown's Falcon steelers want to weigh in on this y'all go falcons falcons twenty percent twenty percents. They've falcons seventeen percents a bear your top two choices browned twenty nine percent steelers thirty. Five rounds are really talented said just clean up the clean up the penalties. That's IT and Greg Robinson. Don't get kicked out of any more games. Okay I feel like Dennis Hopper looking it coach Dale out of any more games from hoosiers right yeah. The browns are very talented. Just clean up the mistakes their offense France definitely is more efficient than what the jets put out there in week one. I will tell you that so weak week to just clean up the mistakes go on the road focus and they should win that football game although Greg Williams defense for the jets was terrific and Steve wilks defense offense didn't look coordinated defense for the browns and look anything like their defense last year that would be my concern for the for the for the for the browns. Yes if you'll get a week to opponents here here. Bears are at broncos browns at jets balcony home for eagles. I mean steelers home for seahawks and how about this. The Eagles are the only team on the national. television scheduled Thursday Sunday Monday night football with a win. Everybody else's winless and the Falcons don't have their right guard. LIDSTROM's edged out for at least half the season so their offensive line's banged up and then. I don't know what it was. Maybe Julio was banged up. I I don't have any fantasy. Oh wait commenced him and fantasy so the number of times he would hobble off the field or just stroll off the field and not be on the field for a he only had what four or five points at fantasy this week doc so a devante. Freeman look terrible that was an awful loss and Owen to when you got the saints and also got the Panthers Coming Your Way Panthers aren't that bad now CNN's traditionally good in home openers Yup. I know so we'll see how that goes and you win it. That's why that's why that's a must win game for me. As I mentioned in my four downs eight four four zero four ritual take your calls Jason. WHITTEN's call is coming up as well. Let's get your news. Update brought snuck in here. Brockman brought to you by our friends at Honda. Let's let's do it with a special. Live report rock men with the news stupendous. Lee Stylish available with real time all wheel drive the Honda. CRV brings you the news and it's ready for you to team up with it for your next adventure so hurry into your local. Honda dealer today Christopher. I'd only a few things here guys I remember at the end of this Sunday night football Juju Smith Schuster appear to limp off with half to go yeah so it's a tow issue for the stewards wide receiver. Mike Tomlin said that he was optimistic about his availability for week. Two X rays were negative so expected him to be limited throughout the week. Keep a monitor on that but I'm I'm sure he'll play on Sunday against Seattle. Odell Beckham dealing with this watch issue. People are still talking about last night. He tweeted out if it ain't one thing it's it's another causing a lot of people to speculate what he's talking about America Cabot. Today's said that Odell just wants to talk about football. Not The watch says if it was anyone else that would have been an issue if it was a twenty dollar watch not an issue but he does plan to wear the three hundred fifty thousand dollar Richard Richard Meal Watch again. You know I love this Guy Right. I would love to see him ball out but advice for him on this damn yeah. I mean look you can't wear a three hundred fifty fifty thousand dollar watching a football game and not expect people to not notice and then not talk about it. I mean that's an absurdly expensive piece of wrist wear that you're just throwing throwing out there especially with again thirteen points. I'm an and and you you pointed this out too. I talked about it with sues last night. As we were watching the Sunday night game Baker Mayfield's on an awful lot of commercials and if let's just say they lose to the jets and then they've got the rams on Sunday night football and then the week four step is not an easy one either at Baltimore and all of a sudden who's got live sports an and this and other stuff yeah and suddenly betsy hey he's that's that's bays by themselves out there and he's himself himself and he doesn't care what anybody else thinks even though he does come back at one particular member of the media who loves to be comeback against because because it confirms that he's being her. I'll after one week. That person is correct of course no. I mean it was a dreadful performance but I I will just. Let's come full circle here your Greg Robinson don't kick an opponent ahead and get kicked out of a foot talking. I said you're left. Tackle should not be kicking people in the head. What else Sir from the college ranks cutters shocked a lot of people here in southern California although I'm sure they were quite happy about this news his when Swan resigns after three years as US sees athletic director okay honey. I'm just saying he had recently said he wanted to have be there for ten years and it doesn't even make book. USC ANYBODY I I don't want to spend spend too much time on this because we will talk about it tomorrow as well ex I see what else is on your rundown. you know. Elaine was here in the studio would DP week off when Dan was here in the studio and you know everything's I'm you know arrows pointing up at at least right now for the football team but what's going on at that school in general is just a big mystery here in Los Los Angeles. I wonder what is going on. We more happy about the fact that they got quarterback or so. I I don't know what to make of that but ah hit hit me on this so this is a big piece of news from out here in California so Lebron James tweeting about it Bernie Sanders tweeted about draymond green and others others California Assembly has passed legislation to a college athletes make money setting up a showdown with the NCAA the bill does like college athletes hire agents and be paid for the use of their name image or likeness and it would stop universities in the NCAA from banning athletes who take the money just in in California. The assembly passed a bill sixty six zero on Monday night a few days after got an endorsement of course from O'Brien James the California Senate must take take the final vote of the bill this coming Friday the fair pay to play act. It's called and I have no idea why players athletes whether it's a hoop star football star water polo star as according to this New York Times article water polo players can advertise offers for swim lessons through this why can't they why not why not if there is a volleyball starts say Long Beach State where they are dominant that has the ability to make some sort of scratch on the weekends for an appearance appearance fee at all of the Beach Volleyball Games that go down here matches what what is wrong with that because the schools will definitely do do that yeah and the coaches will definitely do that. Why can't the athletes do that if they are good enough to earn the the market for it. I don't understand what the problem with that is and we're talking with Jay Bilas about this tomorrow 'cause as you know Jay knows all about this and it really intrigues me. He tweeted out today. The train is rolling down the tracks. The outcome is inevitable and the anti double as response is to threaten to tie the athletes to the tracks because the NC double A. is basically saying to the state of California and to Gavin Newsom the governor here. Don't don't sign it because if you do it's officially now for California schools a an incentive that other schools are not allowed to offer and thus a competitive imbalance for athletes who come to California on your hey come to our schools come to USC come to any school in State of California and you can earn money off of your lightness unlike all the other states so the NCW basically saying Hey California school. You're the best at what you've done in regular season play but you can't play for National Championship Championship. Other states are beginning to to take notice do their own thing and similar to what California's doing. I I believe there's federal legislation for this and the NCWA Saint. Hey We've got a commission that we formed way to you here. We had to say before you before you sign the Bill Gavin Avenue some and and the let me get the name of the state representative here correct Nancy skinner who's a state eight senator here in California basically said to the NCWA while yeah you formed it in April after we've put our bill on the floor so that's your reaction into what we've done already so this bill doesn't take effect till twenty twenty three so you've got three years to figure it out. We've done what we've done and I I. I believe the governor's GonNa put pen to paper on this as well. He should again if you come to a school and I understand a scholarship is a wonderful thing I would love as I'm sock it away and five twenty nine for my kids to get scholarship somewhere. That would be amazing because that means that they're that there. They've proven their their metal in in something that a school says you're so good at it. We WanNA foster that come obviously for on on us. It is a remarkably unique and complete advantageous aspect of life if a kid can and get that so I don't put but the cost of that is even at school of High Note Fifty Sixty Steve Grand Right can be upwards of seventy something at the editor particularly expensive school compared to the hundreds of thousands of dollars hours and millions that these schools are making off of the athletics that these kids are playing in. Let Them Hadley. I'm not saying you gotTa Pay Them for the sport. Let them make the side money and if I if Nike's one of those people so be it exactly and if it's a local spot where the water polo player can can make an appearance for a four figure appearance and sign autographs in a in a in a community where jerseys water polo pictures whatever or they could do swim lessons since on the side what what is wrong with that. I'd love to know camps all of it so Jay. Bilas is going to be on the show tomorrow. It'll be conversation station with Jay Great. What else do you have over. That's it that's all right. Let's take a break phone line's lit. We'll get the Jason witten and everybody who is on hold. Stay on hold. We'll have this conversation and more with you. Mike Silver Silver of the NFL media group was at last night's raiders game. We'll check in with him at the top of the next hour and Sean William Scott is making his way to the studio but when we come back the Great Jason Witten right right here on the rich Eisen show what he paid you you know the Jag just another guy on ESPN around the horn. I had talk board with me. I'm excited to announce my new show but woody page podcast exclusively with podcast one each week. I'm giving you my raw. UNFILTERED kilter takes on the latest news events in sports and pop culture. If that's not enough I will be joined by guests from the sports world. 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He likes to do it against the giants and He's here on behalf of our good friends at courtyard here on the rich Eisen show Jason Witten. How're you Jason Jason. I'm doing well rich great to be on with what was that like being back in the end zone in NFL game. What was that like for you. I felt great. You know I think the biggest thing is you know when you make a decision to come out of retirement. Firemen and you start the work and certainly takes a lot of work to get back out there you think about those moments of playing the New York giants in week one and you you know helping your team when you know by getting the end zone so it was a special moment and you try to process it too long season you move on but that's one that will remember for a long time. Where's where's that ball right now or is it. I think the managers have it. I hope anyway you know I just kind of gave it to the official. It's Kinda old rule. I have act like you've been there before. You know about that. I do at forty yes yes. I do act like I've been there before every single time unfortunately every single forty looks like the one from before that's my problem so now that you're back in it and and and you see what Dak looked like last time you saw Aubrac he was just a mere rookie and we were going through that whole business of Romo or him and him and Romo. How different is he now Jason well well. I just I mean I think he's planning. I mean look what he did. On Sunday. I mean just playing at that high high level you know and and I think a lot of times when you start evaluating. Are you waiting or we talk about young quarterbacks. you know we're like what's the one thing did they approve on. You know they're taking that next. Step what that really entails tails a lot of different things I think for doc it's like he's done all of them. You know I mean line one for him. I think is he has the respect of everybody in that locker room and he's a true leader and that's not the case. I mean there's there's fifty two other guys and certainly support staff and coaches that would run through a law firm and that's important Jordan especially at the quarterback position he can. He really defines what you want out of. QB One hardworking dependable great leader and his he's comfortable with this system. He's in command ability to get all the different checks velocity throws you you know being aligned with the new young coordinator. I think he's done all that at a high level and that's why he's had that success and we want to. Have you ever had a coordinator younger than you. Is this I for you Jason. This is the first and I former teammate of mine. That's coordinator right. That's right too. So what does he brought to the equation. That's that's never been brought to the equation all your time in Dallas Jason Well. I think you know Sunday. What you saw was a lot of pre snap shifts in motions and you know what I mean. the first thing you think of look what the rams have done the last two years. Sean McVeigh and you know I feel like it comes off of that tree branch ranch so to speak of you know kind of try to confuse the defense with some stuff with tempo and pre-snap to not allow them to get to the perfect look and that's easier said than done. I I mean in in calendars done a good job of simplifying all of that and then you know we're built to give Zeke Depaul. You know he's GonNa get his carries and we're GONNA Kinda. Kinda grind out a lot of those games with our rushing attack behind our great offense align but I just think Sunday it was a it was an attacking offense the play action game down on the middle and there's a lot of weapons and I give cal a lot of credit to to to stay in that attack mindset and really try to attack the game vertically something that was nice to see in this offense Jason Witten Future Hall of Famer back with the cowboys back here on the rich Eisen. Show so your your coach is well. You've been around Garrett for a long time and he's GONNA walk year. After all these years. He's coaching for his GIG and I'm wondering how that changes anything any difference in all Jason Well. No I mean I think look at that. You're right. I mean that that could be a difficult situation for a lot of teams but I've known Jason a long time. I mean he doesn't blink. He doesn't get phased phased by those things he really doesn't. I mean talking about eliminating outside noise and I don't know that I know anybody that does that better than than than him you know and so if you think he's going to be phased by that he's not he's just simply things all right. How can this team get better. How can we win and I think he's done a good job with you know adding cal into the mix and giving him the freedom and you know Christmas Sharda as a young coach in what he's done with the defense and certainly the players respect him so he's unfazed by I I think that just comes with his experience as a player and assistant coach and you know being in the cowboys organization as long as he had the he realizes hey. There's GonNa be a lot of talk about those things in the ability to kind of minimize it and not allow that to affect you easier said Donna. I think he's done a great job with well. You spent a year in the outside noise so you know everybody thinks he just just stands there and claps you know so give me an example if you can as to what he does for you players locker room either from before your time with ESPN or oh now that you can say this is the reason why we're as good as we are. I think one for me what I look for in. Hey coaches does he provide perspective can tell prior to the week's game. Hey here's the challenges. Here's what we have to do. Tell we're GONNA win. The game gives the blueprints. Certainly we gotta go out out there and do it and you need playmakers to do that but let me know how. I'm GONNA do it. Give me some hope. I get prepared for this. Week's game of what that formula looks like you know. Now I mean I played for parcells. I don't know that anybody did that. Better than helming. Certainly Bella checks names. GotTa be mentioned in there but you know tell us how we're GONNA win with that. Formula looks like Jason does a good job of identifying that early in the week you kinda holding your foot to the fire. Make insuring making sure that you do that in the weeks work how you prepare are hype train and then reminding you know just kind of all right guys here we go bring it back and then within the game you know. I think that's the misconception exception right of the clapper and all that that you reference I mean he has constantly talking about situations in the game. We Rep those game situations. It came up before the half with nine seconds of our defense running the sideline defense it converts when they tried to go for the Hell Mary. I mean all those situational football things that I think really good head. Coach is news. Talk about and walk through. I think Jason has done a good job of that and so you know. It's a show me game. GotTa go win players and coaches alike. Ah He gets that he's not worried about that. He doesn't he doesn't allow that to enter his mindset. you know he's mentally tough guy really is and and he's got a lot gotta. Trust in his coaching staff to delegate some of that and he believes in his players for sure well in your tenure with Dallas and a few minutes left with you. Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys you're on occasion was the search for quarterback but obviously had Romo for all those years now you got Dak sometimes it was who's the second wide receiver who who the other person sometimes it was. WHO's the other receiver other than you Jason Now. It just seems like there is all over the lot playmakers makers and now you and that defense is this the Best Dallas cowboys team you've ever played on Gosh. There's been some good ones over. The years you know. Seven was a good team but you know. I think you're stacking. 'EM UP. Certainly this is this is as good as a team. If not the best team that roster that I played with you know just looking at that skill set I mean I've I've had some great ones. Te'o and of course and and a lot of weapons but you know you see Amari. Are you see Gallup. Come on cobbs a great pickup. He's a pro's pro. Certainly you know this offense goes through Zeke and and I look at this defense and then the way they play just the the effort that they play with. I mean that Rod Marinelli I mean it's paying off for them the best thing about this group. It's an accountable group. It's hard working. It's a humble group you know and when you look what they did last year three and five you know. I mean we talking about the noise got pretty loud there in Dallas and the ability to kind of step back and and find a way to win and division. I think that can give you a lot of confidence as a young team and now enter this year so hopefully that carries over but yeah it's a do you have a roster that we've had around here and Great Group of guys and that makes it a lot of fun to go into work everyday and and try to get better well. We've been talking about about the courtyard. The courtyard contests the Super Bowl contest in which folks need to talk about their love of the game and the friends who have their backs in order to get in the stadium stadium on the night before the Super Bowl sleep there and wake up there. Perhaps maybe to see your cowboys. Who's WHO's the WHO's the friend that you put out there for courtyard guard for your relationship Jason Well. I had a mentor when I first got here and that was Emmett Smith so he he's my friend you know. I don't think I'll ever get to his yardage. Inch can keep stacking it up right it's that's what it is great experienced by courtyard super bowl sleepover contests and scrape great and experienced that nothing like it. I know we've been. We've been telling people just go ahead and and send in a photograph autograph and of away for you to talk about your friendship and your love of your team and love of the football world and you get to stay. Maybe in the Super Bowl stadium the night before and wake up and see your cowboys right Jason. That's exactly right. That's always hoping for. I meant to tell you a rich to yes. Sir great that you had Craig kilborn back in there you saw killer here I did. He End Elkhart dinner in the mid-nineties man nothing like it. Hey Jason you're. You're getting set to go to Tennessee see back when I started with before that. Were you in high school when I started. Were you in high school in one thousand nine hundred six freshmen in highschool. Oh my gosh I feel older now but so you saw kilborn here. Kilborn was amazing. Wasn't he even the debt. Hey Jason always appreciate you being out there and hopefully this the first of many times I get you back here on the show you one of my favorites all right. Thanks reg good talking with you. GotTa it's Jason Witten cowboys tight end right here on the rich Eisen show great to see him back out there and he's it's always great to see it's not it's not often you see it in the NFL now somebody out there with the Jersey on I and the Walter Payton Man of the year award logo on their chest. Which is I love. I think the NFL started a few years ago recently. Where if you've won the Walter Peyton manning a year ward you get a patch. CC drew brees out there Eli Manning out there Larry Fitzgerald out there now. I'm sure I'm missing a few others obviously Veasley. Jj Watt now. You're seeing another and Jason witten out there. 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It slipped our minds here because we're talking football so much you know and a lot of football on brain but something happened last night in the American League East Yankees clinched. Yep ending the three year reign of the Red Sox not division wouldn't be rivalry of we want all the time. taught okay okay. Currently there are playing New York New York in the locker room and in the clubhouse in in Boston last the debate guys now great. How dare they do that. Let's just talk about the cowards and the red sox office. What do you mean sent Alex Cora to answer to the media for twenty minutes about why Dave Dombrowski was let go talk to John Henry about that. That's the day at your day to day. Hey guys right there a disaster they just ended a three year reign atop the AFC east at least at sorry. It's just patriots season right now. You got it forgot about that. You're good. You're good you know and and before you get the phone lines. Can we find out is somebody out. There calls eight four four zero four. It's tweet us at richeisenshow Joe. How did the Selfie of Brady and Antonio get out in social media world. I don't know 'cause it's not from as soon as I saw that I checked what's on ABC's and Giselle but nothing but including also the AB took it the A. B. No looks like Brady might have taken actually yeah now. The Brady's got a longer reach. I would have brady take a selfie and could it have been on any of their instagram's stories. It's GonNa it's now. I checked as soon as I saw it for the first time I went to their all their pages stories everything and you know. TB twelve did that on purpose. You know you know I think for short just get out there Erin. We'll put it won't be online and won't be on yours won't be on the Patriots and just let it get out. There looks like that's a Brady's house. Why I mean it looks together and Eh one last thing on this as I mentioned in my four downs operation contain a B. or a B. containment. Whatever you WANNA call it is underway having him in their house means? There's no youtube video graphing. No they're not no no no two party consent state law off off stuff laboratory guest Antonio whatever his name was Alejandro Hundred Ocala Hondas. I'm assuming a B.'s. He's not like Hey Tom. I appreciate you inviting me you gotTa Room for my Buddy Alejandro and and the Abbot Machine Final uh-huh cut I haven't I haven't Elvis operator for all you. TV turned country music no because it's like machine and recalled how come nobody told me that. I my I'm shown one too many buttons today every once in a while you do that you just they. Just let it go man playing tennis. You're an athlete okay phone lines. It's tons of phone talk here. Let's go to Michael in Arkansas right in the middle of this great nation of ours Michael. Yes you're on the Air Michael Listen. He spoke. I would say probably about four to six months ago and I discussed the steelers with you and how much I did not think that Tomlin's you'd be the head coach now boy which you have discussed this before the very next this day. What did Tomlin get just the one year extension and do you honestly think after what you saw on Sunday night football the buck stops with the head coach. Does that man deserve to get past okay one more a a an extra year after this next year. Oh we got to see my by the time you got a ton of you got ta young players now. I got a ton of young players now and and and they had to they had to move on from Antonio Brown in Bell and that's going to take some adjustment I mean because again I and the the other receivers that are there are not nearly as already decorated or talented even collegiately Juju Smith Schuster was brown and we all know what Bell Alan Connor is now the main guy and it's GonNa take some time and what did you think about their game plan. How this little cusak in drop back row my here's the deal Michael or here's the deal and call back more than every four to six months. We we discussed the steelers and now he's disgusted by them Michael in Arkansas. That's your headline look. The Patriots are amazing. They're are there. They're not a football team there an organism there an organism that morphs from week to week and again. That's going to be something Tonio Brown's GonNa have to get used to oh. Hey A. B. I know your match up eater and you're great but this time around you know this is the day that we think James White's going to beat this guy and then we also think that go Gordon's matchup and elements the matchup Ben Watson when he comes back of assuming he's GonNa keep eighty four. That's the matchup up and you'll get your targets. TB twelve cease fit but in terms of just the steelers coming out of the gate with the way they you know with the way they looked the Patriots are going to make a ton of people look that way and again stews fans go ahead and fire Tomlin and he will be unemployed shorter than Antonio Antonio Brown was our less than that would happen and also a tweet that the the most liked tweet in the history of my tweeting which is vast and lush was me the day that Antonio Brown demanded his release. I woke up saw that alert on my phone own and I took to twitter saying I officially WanNa nominate Mike Tomlin for the Nobel Peace Prize Bell Brown and big band together that brew and they were winning more often than not. That's my sent you. You know how I feel about him. just in an eastern. Pennsylvania Pennsylvania what's going on Justin lying to Mikey there justin. How're you doing rich saw what's up bud high so I just wanted to call and I wanted to talk to you about the jets today and just my frustration with the front office which I was so excited about this year we lost to a division buffalo bills. Dell's home loss. I think that Joe Douglas needs some blame for for not having a kicker with some experience out there well not not being prepared for the three minute offense. Look Justin Joe Douglas just got here. Okay and the kicker situation was settled by gas and Douglas's predecessor when they didn't resign their pro bowl kicker from last year and and Carli Lloyd is a local call just in and I'm not just joking about it. They should try knock on what if you're with me and in terms of gays thanks for the call Justin three minute drill this that the other thing. It's still just week one. We've got to see SAM darnold. Take massive strides. We got to see Sam Darnold. Step up on Monday night. Football stare the browns defense in the face and Teramo new one because that's what a first overall drafted Banos third overall but by the jets he was a first round pick. That's what a top five quarterback does when you come into the his house in a must win game in front of a whole country country with Lebanon Bell behind you. Let's see darnold just terror new one into the browns in the same way that Baker Mayfield did to the jets last year again. I'm excited as much as everybody for Sam Darnold but I am break pumping until I see it. My kids unlike Greenberg Berg are still named their given name not Sam Darnold. Yam was showing some joker on Pico Boulevard who had access to a road sign. You know with a digital road sign spelled out jets. Oh ouch my brother took that picture on the way home and Pico Boulevard and walking driving around. They're very good that Holy Heck Andrew and Youngstown Ohio. We've got about a minute minute for you. What's up Andrew Rich. How are you I'm good. What's on your mind sir. I'm thinking Michigan Football. Okay instead of Ohio bless you. Oh my God it's terrible. I actually got to witness Jim tressel win four times a national title at why when I graduated trade with his daughter got it I want to go is hugh. I turned out to be a golfer and I had a plate. Young Sound Sates a non alumni. What's on your mind. I believe that all the critics are being way too harsh. Okay I against her wolverines. You've got the TV on so yeah. I got a couple of seconds here. Andrew Wiltshire could even urban. Meyer said that it's very difficult playing against the course like that. Ah No against Army you're saying basically thanks for the call. Appreciate Colour Limited Limited call back when we're not up against an hour and again everybody should turn down their televisions and radios because there's going to be a delay and all that stuff and it ain't easy and I'm a professional broadcaster. When you hear an echo it's it's very difficult. 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The Dimitroff Years: 2014

The Falcoholic

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The Dimitroff Years: 2014

"This is the alchoholic. Podcasts official cassidy. Land the falcons on the sp nation podcast network. This is david walker on. Today's special podcast. We continue our review of the thomas. Dmitrov years with the atlanta falcons help with this task. I've invited a special guest. Join me on each of these episodes as we break down. The trades free agent signings draft picks made in the metro era. My guest today is kevin host of the colic live in one of our editors at the alcoholic. Dot com kevin. Thanks for joining me absolutely. Yeah you know somebody had to take the final year of the mike smith erazo So you know. I glad i could fall on the sword for the rest of the crew. This was a rough season. You know to get into it. We are gonna talk about the two thousand fourteen season as that. The final season under head coach. Mike smith a year in which they went Believe six in ten after finishing four in twelve in the previous year in two thousand thirteen So to set up what two thousand fourteen was like for. Thomas dmitrov as gm We do want to recap what happens. coming into the season. Obviously we just mentioned the two thousand thirteen season the worst record ever under mike smith thomas metro. They went four and twelve a absolutely devastated by injuries. In that season a year where they have multiple injuries. See the offensive line. Julio jones obviously had his severe foot injury which took him out for most of the season roddy white hobbled for most of the year Just to complete decimation. Infamous harry douglas as a one thousand yard receiver and it was one in which matt ryan was Absolutely pummeled behind the rotating cacophony of characters on the offensive line and coming into the season while the people felt like the two thousand thirteen falcons which had just come off of the nfc championship game. Berth against the forty niners. They felt that two thousand fourteen could be a bounceback season. Obviously did not play out that way in part of it has to do with what we're about to discuss kevin because this was a bar none one of the ugliest seasons in nfl. History for the falcons released and it it it even though they've finished with a slightly better win loss record. I think in many ways. This season was worse because the injuries weren't severe. And you really had a just a horrible moves made across the board which about begin to. So let's let's talk about the free agents on the talk first about some of the guys that left the team in the the impact it may have had because i think some of these names ultimately did end up. Being missed by falcons two thousand fourteen. I want to start at the top safety thomas day. Could he ended up signing with the panthers and he actually ended up playing one more year. It was this year before he fell out of the nfl but he had been with. The falcons for several years obviously was a pro bowler in two thousand twelve along with. Oh my goodness sir. William william thank you william more. So what are your thoughts on daycare and his departure. Do you feel like it was the right move at the time or was this something where they they ended up hurting with the secondary i mean decor was like after twenty. Twelve is a great season for him but other than twelve. He'd never been like that. Great i mean. I think he was like a kind of a solid starter At that point. But i mean his twenty. Thirteen was really bad. his tackling was never particularly good so In twenty thirteen. It really was a problem. A huge problem and they just didn't want to pay for that and i get that the problem was they didn't really bringing anyone to replace him So that that was more the issue. I think than You know the fact. That william o. Didn't get resigned. Yeah who was that a long look at dwight. Lowery was brought who was fine but he definitely wasn't a difference maker in any way so it just like it was not much a problem that they didn't bring back day. Kooks think he was orthon extension really more that they just didn't do anything to fix that position when he left right his play dropped off in then they rightfully moved on from him but they moved onto sa- essentially. Yeah more mediocrity. It's Just cheaper mediocrity. I guess as it were. Yeah which. I guess has some value all right the next name unless i i actually feel like this guy. He was missed more than i think. Some fans realize and that was right. Tackle tyson klebo who ended up going in signing with the dolphins. I think this is where we began to see. Stretch of guys like jeremy. True blood Get starts at right tackle. The did eventually find in insert ryan shredder But that took a while. And i think they went through true blood. I believe that lamar homes at some point with started right taco which was outside his astor. Yeah so your thoughts on the veteran tyson. Kleber who honestly was one of the better right tackles in league when he was playing for. Falcons yeah i'm gonna put up over the cap because i want. I don't remember exactly what he got paid. But yeah. I don't really know this weird thing where they like okay. We're going to get young on the offensive line now coming off of like a great twenty twelve season where the team had just a fantastic season from the offensive line That never really made a lot of sense to me. let's see so placing claro. Yeah but yeah i mean. They just decided that they were like done with klebo. And i don't think that was a good idea. I mean he didn't play i. i think. Twenty four team may have been his last year the nfl even but he was clearly on the downslope of his career. But going from klebo to let jeremy true blood and still is much disaster on an like like. Don't try to make multiple charges on your offensive line in off season I never really agree with that strategy. one of the time as slowly as you can. That's that's the best way to do it. Because the continuity its own or when you're shuffling a million guys back and forth it's really hard for the offensive line to succeed. Yeah definitely agree in this next name. I think pairs with that in that offensive lineman garrett reynolds who let's be clear was not a particularly good player his own right he also walked in the signing with the lions Exactly to what you just said Losing two guys that were on the offensive line than one season. Maybe not the best moves in granted. You know two thousand thirteen year. Where where again matt ryan was absolutely clobbered in the pocket so it makes sense. They wanted to make some moves. But i think as we get onto some of the guys that they signed i. I sent this list to cap so you guys know. This listrik haven't had the time because a research this to make sure we have all the names right. And as i was going through this and researching this i get to the signings. I'm like oh my god this is wow and i mean. There's like a few guys that were that were good but like for the most part. It was not great. Yeah is a big a big with on several these guys which will get into a couple of other names guys ended up moving on linebacker. Stephen nicholas who in my memory was actually a fairly good starter for most of his time atlanta He ended up retiring. And cornerback. asante samuel. Who was part of the fantastic. Trade dmitrov made seventh round. Pick to philadelphia to to pull samuel. He also retired after playing. Two seasons with the falcons in quarterback dominate. Franks a fair catch. Franks side with the ravens. So those are the guys who left now. The guys that we kept these are some interesting numbers. And i feel like this is the one thing that stood out to me. Kevin's is looking at this list of guys as they really didn't pay any big dollars out for guys they were trying to keep and i think that probably is indicative of the quality of the roster. They had at the time right which we look back on. Now we say you know this this roster really started falling apart quickly but some of the guys at the top guy that they kept. Which i think he's really the the best quality player on this list arguably a defensive tackle. Jonathan babba that gave him a three year deal for nine million dollars and then next to him. They gave corey peters Another defensive tackle a one year deal for one point six million. Is you know peter's went on to have some very good seasons with the cardinals emotionally Was always that guy that was just that close to getting a sack but still defensive. Tackle your thoughts on these. Two guys the extension. Keep them around in this two thousand fourteen season. Yeah i mean. Babar knows getting up there in age but he was still playing. Well i think he played even like the first year with quinn to before he retired but like yeah but he was getting towards the bottom of his career but it was good to keep him around and he was prohibitively expensive. The one and i think this was. i think. Corey peters missed twenty thirteen with an injury so they re signed him really cheap and he was fine and then i think i liked that re-signing because core peters was always good when he was here Just ended up. I think missing twenty thirteen and then they were like okay. Well here's your pruitt deal. And then he played while twenty fourteen on a really bad defense and then the team didn't bring him back in twenty fifteen. Which that was. I think the big mistake because he still playing well for the cardinals like And like it wouldn't have been expensive to sign him to a two or three or extension so that was one of those moves. It's like i don't know why you let it good player leave when he's not going to cost you a lot. I mean i guess you know. Quinn didn't have any allegiance to him but dimitrov should have known as this is a guy that's been you homegrown talent. you develop. That had an injury but then showed that he was still a bit player. And then you just let him walk out that door for peanuts. He left side with the cardinals for very little. And now i had a better contract but that was. The big mistake was laying. Peter's leave next year. I'm glad they resigned. This season that season. Yeah i think that was a sensible move indefinitely. They kept to quality defensive. Tackles they did. I just wanna add this in there. Because i always find this hilarious that did give prior jerry. When you're deal worth eight hundred ninety thousand and that was of course the infamous year where he basically retired in camp just hard knocks too hard for them. Yeah that was so painful to watch but Yeah so it it. Especially because peters was sort of drafted in that third round the year after jerry because of the injury to jerry and they wanted to find some depth position and of course they ended up with repeaters vance walker who they let walk the your prior and other was another good defensive tackle. So it's funny. If there's one position that i would argue that thomas mitch off with the exception of the jerry has done a fairly good job of drafting. Its bit defensive. Tackles he brought in cory. Peters vance walker of course The the best of all greg jarrett so kudos to him for consistently finding some really good players in the middle of the line Another player that they re signed on your deal. Six hundred seventy five thousand offensive lineman mike johnson until you what this guy was made of glass the entire time when he actually played right he was fine like i think everyone was always like. Yeah we should bring back my johnson. You know it. When he's healthy he's been fine and then that just never happened. Unfortunately yeah he. His career was sort of sad because he he came with incredible pedigree out of alabama in just never could get on the field and stay on the field you know. His his problem wasn't talent. It was purely the rash of injuries arguably the one of their better signings. One of their better draft picks in this era. Senator joe holly. They signed him to a two year deal. Where six million. I believe he came in at a. Wanna say it was under quinn. That he ended up in the next season that he ended up getting cut which was a little bit surprising because he ended up. Being cut for a guy literally named mike person. Yes person whether your thoughts on the fighting. Joe holly yeah. I mean he had played well when whenever called upon and he actually started the two thousand fourteen season really well and then i think he had like a season ending injury or something. Seo terrible And then i think after that he was never the same like he did. Go on i think. Just start for the box under. But yeah i mean i always thought he was like a solid center at worse like he was a solid starter Pick and good resigning. I just wish she could've stayed healthy. Yeah same here. And i think he ended up having a couple years in tampa in as you said more of a a solid start or not not someone who's gonna make pro bowl but someone you could count on and honestly one of my favorite signings for dmitrov re signings. If you will was quarterback. Bobby mack. Robert proclaimed when you're deal one point four million. I think we often forget him when we talk about. The many many corners have come through this team but he was arguably one of our best nickel corners for the entire time. He was with falcons. Yeah yeah i mean that was back in the era where like the slot corner was still kind of like not respected like the round pigs and they were getting one million year and you can see how quickly it's changed. You know you got like chris. Harris junior megan quarterback one money as a slot for some on charges. And things like that. But yeah i mean this is back in the era. When like a good slide corner was basically getting nothing in You know robert maclean was always solid guy there and yeah. That was definitely a good. Resigning unfortunately didn't help the defense. They were still three second in yards. It doesn't mean that claim was bad. I mean like babbo corey. Peters route proclaimed like israel. Guys that were good football players but no one can no one can overcome. Mike nolan perfectly. No can overcome. Might nolan love it. all right. Let's get into some of the signings because boy this is gonna be fun. I won't start on the positive note in that is Receiver devin hester. One of the not one of the greatest kick return and punt return specialists of all time in nfl history absolutely dynamic player and they actually brought him in to to contribute as a wide receivers. Well he was certainly here to be on as a kick returner punt return. He you know did that. Role for two years with falcons But i was surprised. Actually by how much they did end up using him as wide receivers through. What are your thoughts on bringing in hester in the midst of that era. Yeah i mean. I think we all like signing. It was really cool to get like the best return history on your team just to just to watch him. Play for the falcons all always remember you know. He had some really nice returns for touchdowns in the two years that he was kind of here You know he added a touchdown that first year in two thousand fourteen as well Really good averages for his returns and like as receiver like you could tell like. He was that someone who is accustomed to getting the ball a lot in the passing game which is all. I always thought it was bizarre. When you have someone that's talented with the ball in their hands and that good at reading the field that you just don't get them more more look says like a screen player or you know somebody on reverses and things like that but yeah i think he caught forty passes for the falcons or something like that and it was. You know a help yards per reception yet. A couple touchdowns. I'm glad that they that was something actually interesting. That dirk koetter managed to do offensively was actually used. Someone like devin hester which he was really perfect for cutter because you can throw a ball on the screen and you could actually make a play. So i was actually a perfect fit and then i think yeah such a great point. And if i remember right with the falcons he actually had a game. I think we had ninety nine receiving yards and game. I cannot remember the explicit game but believe it was in the two thousand fourteen season and this was arguably his best season purely as wide receiver. so i remember interviews with him where he actually talked a lot about how much he had playing four quarterback matt ryan and how excited he was about being trusted as receivers. You could tell he he wanted to come to atlanta prove something i felt like his time atlanta for what he was paid he was not paid to be a top guy who's paid to contribute in spots. And he did that. Yeah thirteen point. Three average of two thousand fourteen five hundred four yards. I think that's the kind of contribution want see from a guy who's a little bit further down the depth chart as receiver. Ya all right the next two names. These may cause trigger warning. So be forewarned. First name defensive. End tyson jackson five year deal twenty five million dollars and i just want a pair these two guys together because i feel like they are the definition of bad dmitrov moves. And i'm gonna throw in defensive. Tackle paul souleye who signed a five-year deal worth thirty three million dollars this can. This was in two thousand fourteen. Yeah so we're not talking about twenty twenty level cap money. We're talking six years back where the cap was much much different than whether it is. Now i i give you the floor sir to talk about the tyson jackson and paul the signings. Yeah i mean. Tyson jackson was never good. I don't think he ever played. Well once pulse legitimately a an elite run stuffing nose tackle. He has not. He didn't offer much of anything as pass rusher but he was an elite nose tackle in terms of run stopping so like at least with paul solely i. He was good at what he did. That doesn't make him worth at monster contract but at least he was good at his limited role. Tyson jackson was always like this photo shift of three or four was always such a stupid idea. Like have spent the last four seasons drafting for this four three defense and like instead of admitting that like we're just really bad at finding for three edge defenders. Let's switch to a three or four and then you know say that. Oh we're gonna make our linebackers play edge now and it's going to have some three four d ends and you know it's gonna be great and of course it's terrible. I mean defense was we all we know this but like it was just one of these weird changes. That was unnecessary. It just came back for no reason. Tyson jackson was always bad. Like i don't think not ever made places pass rusher as gender. He was like fine but like we could have gone out and sign red bryant for like the minimum and had a better defender. A lot of money has a lot of money. Like i mean if quinn wanted his big edge and he's been obsessed with those guys basically since he came to atlanta like you know he he went outside alibeili for like five million and then gave an extension the next year even though he did literally nothing. It's just 'cause he's obsessed with these big ants And i i don't get it. I mean at least you could save in two thousand fifteen was like saddled with them like you didn't have a choice because he is on bright for all this money but The alex slowly. I was like okay. At least he was good at run defending and like he was equality run defender and with jackson. It was debt that was one of the worst contracts that dimitrov game out. His whole tenure. Like i don't tyson. Jackson was never a good pass rusher but like he was such a bad fit in atlanta like he just did people around him to be good and like it just signing a space heater at edge first of all like to this giant contract. It was always really dumb decision. Those players. just don't get paid big money because the ever dime a dozen you know. Yeah i think if you're going to give him a five year deal it would have been far more palatable if yours ten million instead of twenty five. Which was just an astonishing number. I remember when that name that number hit. And we're all just sitting back in stunned at the falcon hall. Just what in the world they doing that. And that is an incredible amount of money And as you noted he just never did anything of of positive note in atlanta. Next last player will sort of highlight that came in that signed offensive guard. John s amoah five year deal. Twenty two five million. I do want to say he. You know he didn't last long in atlanta but that had more to do with injury he suffered. I believe in two thousand fifteen to hip that just ended into. I think ended his career as a matter of fact. Yeah but in two thousand fourteen. He was one of our best offensive. Lineman so with your thoughts on this particular signing yet. It was a really smart signing. It was a good signing. eskimo was very good offensive. Linemen had a great track record Played really really well in twenty fourteen. it was like a weird fit when quinn came in and they wanted to move to the zone scheme but like you know it was like he was athletic. Enough you know. He's kind of like the guys that they have now james carpenter and the other guy. I already forgot the other guy. They side forgot his name of jim brown. Like he's around ears that he's like a bigger guard. That's like athletic enough. But he's not gonna be the same as chris lindstrom. Who's like three hundred pounds really quick but like he was more than athletic enough to do that scheme. It's just unfortunate that He missed most to twenty fifteen and was never able to recover from that injury which was career ending hip injury. We never really heard a lot about it but you just never he got and then she never signed with another team in that just kind of the end of his tenure but yeah i mean you can't really fall during trump too much for that sign. Because whenever he played he was actually good. That was a good signing. I think about what it could have been like if we had. I smoked for five years like he. You know he still would have been here over these last couple of years. If you're still playing at a high level you know that would have been a big deal for this team to not have to continuously shuffled guys on that offensive line so yeah ford especially when he was replacing guys like garrett reynolds Yeah so And i think this is a sign that they knew that they had to do a better job of protecting matt ryan and that will also factor into our conversation as we get into the draft. A couple of other names that they signed in this off. Season Just for fun. Tighten up bear. pascoe goes signing articles still gets clicks. Every single day. I grew understand. Why but literally. Every time i check the stats page. Spare pass tough. Scare esco is always. There is out there searching for bear pascoe. We like killed the article. Because that must be the top like bear pasco's family at this point fahd atlanta. Yeah in with with the picture in a fence offensive. Linemen gabe karimi. Who is If i remember right he was a former first round. Pick for the bears. Yeah that never panned out Spent one year with lana and then finally quarterback slash kick returner javier arenas Who came here on a when deal as well. And that's basically where free agency ended as we mentioned matt ryan was pummeled in two thousand thirteen. Absolutely just behind the a terrible offensive line that suffered a ton of injuries. And thus can influence. I think what we see happen in the twenty fourteen draft class. But before we talk about that we're going to take a quick break. We'll be right back. Everybody elaine walter. Roth and i'm hosting a new podcast called built to last by american express were we will dive deep into the stories history and continued legacy of small businesses that shape american culture are debut season will focus on with the lack own small businesses. That need our support now. More than ever and each episode. We feature the story of a black business trailblazer that has inspired a modern black owned business. First step is kinky. 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It's one of your favorite things So let's dive into what the falcons did with this draft class. Obviously finishing four in twelve in two thousand thirteen with met them for the first time in a while a pick inside the top ten and The first pick for the falcons in the two thousand fourteen. Nfl draft at number six. They took out of texas ainum offensive. Tackle jake matthews and you know. I mentioned before the break. They knew they had to do a job. A better job of protecting matt ryan. And i remember this distinctly when he was drafted when they drafted jake matthews. Sarah ryan matt ryan wife on twitter. Basically put a something to the effect of love. Utd which you've got imagined she. She was terrified. Singer husband get destroyed every single week in two thousand thirteen us. They brought in Offensive tackle jake matthews. Just some other names that with before him. I remember watching the draft night. And i was actually a big big big khalil. Mack fan. He he ended up going. Right ahead of the falcons at number five to open land. And of course mac has ended up being one of the best. Pass rushers in the nfl in that entire time. Better than the guy who went number one geneva. Cloudy who many people falcons are going to train up to get. And interestingly jake matthews was the second tackle off the board behind greg robinson at number two who went to saint louis so with all that. Mind kevin gimme your thoughts on jake matthews. The pick at the time the sense of making that particular. Pick for that player. And how you think it has panned out ya. I mean you'd be hard to find. Someone who like didn't like jake matthews pick. I mean i think people were probably disappointed in not getting cloudy seen khalil mack. Go right in front of them like that. I think that would have been a much more interesting discussion if it was between khalil. Mack and jake matthews at six like. That would have been a tough call. I think to make But the falcons ended up getting arguably the best offensive tackle from that class Jake matthews's you know. He started out like as about a solid left tackle which is good for rookie. Certainly up. and he's like he's slowly been ascending to the top ten left tackle rate ranking. And you know he's never been like an elite left tackle. But that's not really necessary like you heard of those players and jake matthews is just very solid. He's a really good run blocker especially when they run zone scheme stuff which they haven't been doing lately but he was really good and shanahan scheme there is a lot of highlights Highlight reel you know. Plays get out there and then pancake guys on the move so this was an exceptional pick. One of their best top ten picks outside of matt ryan i would say But you know. I i i think they dodge the bullet with greg robinson. Like i don't know what they would have done. If greg robinson was was a lot of people were really hiring. Read robinson i liked greg robinson out i thought he had like a superseding and he did but he just wasn't good. Yeah he never reached it. That's the problem. He clearly was kind of a knucklehead. Based on you know how he has kind of flamed out and he just wasn't interested in getting better and jake matthews was interested in getting better and jake. Matthews's was always to save for guy. So i don't know that they would have gone in a different like i don't know that they would have drafted robinson even if he was there. But i mean between mathewson khalil. Mack that down been really tough call. Yeah i don't know that you could really like answer that definitively like who knows what happened. Like maybe the falcons would have ruined khalil mack. Who knows mike. Nolan can ruin many players. That's for sure. A i do want to say there were some people. Thought the falcons should take taylor lewan. I've never felt like that was going to be in the cards because of the character issues with lan And to your point. I think jake matthews on lists was ranked as number two behind greg robinson. Although lewanda still playing he is good tackle as well. I if for those who think that he's substantially better than matthews. I just don't think that's true. I think probably in the same range. I don't know that lewan is going to be a guy that suddenly makes the offense of line any better than what. It is with jake matthews. The only other name. I ever hear come up this first round. Where we're falcons fans like. Oh we should grab. This guy was clearly at number thirteen. Aaron donald which to be clear. I don't know that anyone knew that. Donald return into the player. He has now like he went to thirteen. The rams passed on him once they had two first round picks and greg robinson shirts. Yeah i mean exactly like no one. Don't believe anyone that tells you that. They knew like aaron. Donald was going to be the best because all the teams in the top ten didn't think that he was that good. I mean i loved aaron donald but like i think myself and a lot of others were like. Oh we have. We have corey peters. They didn't bring back period but You next year. But it's like we have some defensive tackles. that's not the highest need. You know we need like edge or offensive tackle so it wasn't really on my radar for the draft. But yeah i mean hindsight like yeah i think donald will go number one obviously in that scenario but like no one. No one knew that. And like on the taylor the one thing. I don't think it once. Better than jake matthews. I think he's head maybe a season or two where he was like better consistency wise. It has not been there for the one and health wise. He's also missed a lot more time. Jake matthews so. I think jake is pretty clearly better until one. Yeah absolutely completely agree Some of the other guys. That went little bit later on in this round Odell beckham junior was in this draft class where he mentioned the Aaron donald zack martin. Who you know if you're talking offensive. Line maybe he would have been solid pick as well and then you've got some guys you know. Further down ford went up at number twenty three to casey dion buchanan to arizona. A bit later so this was actually really solid first round class for this two thousand fourteen draft class. A lot of these guys are still playing in the league. Even though we're we're at six years later so solid draft class. I still feel like the the falcons got guy. They needed an honestly at this point. Jake is in his early thirties of leave. And there's no reason to believe he made he could still play for this team for another six seven years You see tackles now that play into their mid late thirty simply because the quality of tackle play the. Nfl is just disastrously. Bad across the board. So having a guy that solid that you can count them on Even though he's gonna get beat occasionally Is that's hard to find the nfl. I think the falcons did well in finding a top tier player At the top tier position in this draft class. So second round this one gets interesting At pick number thirty seven. Out of minnesota. The falcons took defensive. Tackle rasheed hagman. Ooh yeah yeah so this one. There was rumors at the time. And i think this was substantiated. Later that the falcons were trying to trade up to the top of the second realm because they had their eyes on demarcus lawrence defensive end who ultimately get drafted by dallas For those that don't know lawrence has turned into one of the better pass rushers in league in that time as well. This was it. Felt like a very high risk pick because haeggman fit the the physical specimen profile of the kinda guy could dominate. But i think there were questions about his effort and his maturity so we know now in hindsight it turned out right but at the time i feel like even then maybe the the pick was a little bit controversial. What's your take on. what do you remember about. Rashid handyman going around from falcons. Yeah i mean. I think people were excited about it. Because those kind of like boomer bust you know home. Run swing picks. They're obviously very controversial. But i do think that. I didn't disagree. Pick at the time. I thought it was a good risk to take. It was weird that it was defensive tackle because they desperately need edge help and if you look at the guys they start at edge like you start to also questioned the picked like you should have just swung at some edge rusher like i don't know why you're swinging defensive tackle when we're starting mcroy bearman dash like stand right. Palm played twelve games at age. Know john the massacre had three starts. They wouldn't play him. You know it was just a very weird you know positional choice. There yemen that defense disaster. But i don't really understand why they chose to take that risk defensive tackle. I guess maybe it's you know one of these like oh. He's the highest ranked player on our board type of things but You know they usually stayed away from the knucklehead type that that was initially not the type that they drafted and of course the first one they go after ends up being true knucklehead has burned out quickly. I mean he had good games. He had some some really good games from time to time. Which really hammered home. That it wasn't necessarily an error in the talent evaluation. But it's an error in the evaluation of. Does this guy want to play football. Is this guy capable of being an nfl player. Where he's able to put the work in practice get better and he wasn't like he didn't want to. He wasn't really that invested in the game ends up washing out you know for. I think it was domestic violence. Related stuff eventually. He kept getting second class with the team over and over again just because oh well he's big and so let's give them shot but yeah i just I would have rather took a swing on like one of these edge rushers in that raged instead of going after defensive tackle but maybe they thought he was gonna play three or four end and then they're like oh that's technically an edge rusher so in the nba defense every once in that dresser edge rusher special bearman especially croix poor bearman. Some of the guys that went after heckman Yet you've got linebacker. Calvin the way a who went to detroit lamarcus joyner defensive back went to saint louis west enrich berg a offensive linemen. That ended up going to the giants. Albuquerque did too much in his time. Yeah stephen to it Stefan to pittsburgh trait murphy with washington. Some good players behind him that you know probably the best player in this entire round was wide receiver. Davante adams at number fifty three. Not that the falcons need another wide receiver. However you could make the case that was beginning to. We're beginning to watch the wheels fall off of him towards this time so maybe adams would have made a little bit of sense if you're looking for the long term and i think that's part of the problem you know we knew that dmitrov and Smitty were on the hot seat in it. Felt like they were maybe looking for guys that could contribute immediately because they did have some of the roster issues some of the depth issues that Going for a wide receiver may have been too much of a reach even though adams has certainly turned into a phenomenal player so difficult to hold them accountable for this but at the same time you i would have loved to seek davante adams next gen taliban great i just yet you reminded me that. They passed on stefan to it. For the efforts she haeggman. That's unforgivable man. To it was like to had better production in college. he had equal size. Maybe even a little bigger steph. That's a big big mess. Like i don't really know what to what heyman gave you the to it. Didn't i don't think to head the same questions associated with them so that to me is the bigger mess. Like if you're going to go after defensive tackle or defensive enemy to it's kind of a three three or four d e you know our to my dad davante adams with julio jones that would have been amazing like i really fun to think about certainly but at the time you know considering what they were looking at i honestly forgot. They passed on stefan to stick. Rasheed haven. That that that's unforgivable. Yeah yep and even the georgia tech jeremiah tells you who One of the better pass rushers in his years in college he has like a more sacks than haeggman. Did you can add more sex than hey did nose tackle sale you know. Jesus yes. that's that feels like a big miss With that pick so all right third round number sixty seven. Oh my god kevin. I remember the responses to this. Pick even people who watch this team in college. Like what the hell. Out of wisconsin. The falcons took safety desmond. Southward yeah this. Was this one hurt because they literally had opportunities some guys in this round as well guys like christian kirksey preston brown that gabe jackson Offensive linemen la the positions they could've addressed trai turner offensive linemen while just cross board. This is actually a really good third round for talent Jerick mckinnon was at the back end of this third round. Just wow just across the board. A bunch of really names. And they went with desmond. Southward i those wisconsin fans when we're reaching out to them to say. Hey what can you tell us about this guy because no one knew anything about him and they were like why the hell did you draft him in the third round. When we started hearing that. I think all the writers alchoholic like oh my god it's another. Td pick whether your thoughts on southward the pick at the time. And of course knowing how he is ultimately panned out. I mean my goodness. He had that that was always a repick like i. I considered myself draft aficionado. Even though i was like together working for blocking dirty at the time and just kind of doing it very casually. Like i had no idea who doesn't sound for once like i'd never heard of him and like occasionally that happens with like a small school guy. That's like real Kind of under the radar player but like was was this is not a small school like random player situation. This is like player a major power five program. That's just not good at football that they drafted because he ran fast and jump tie like this was like mike smith attempt to show everyone like. Hey what everyone's been. Criticizing me for drafting like slow. Fundamental lunch pail players. Like this is my. This is my olive branch to you. Analytics nerds the draft athletes and like literally drafted the opposite of the player. Who usually takes a guy that had like. No feel for the game whatsoever. That fast ed john. Hi and like that's exactly what he was like. He looked totally lost every time he went on the field. He was fast but like you know he was always running the wrong way. So it didn't really matter. I've been waiting for a chance to use. His career quickly. Went southward after he got on the field so oh man those right there. We should've known from the name right. I will never forget the fact that arad freeman our friend. From the locked on falcons. Podcast he was he mentioned. Southward on twitter. Didn't even at him. Just mentioned them in southward came after him. A apparently i guess just randomly searching twitter for his name which was the most obscure thing for Falcons player to do so. That will forever live in in mind is just absolutely ridiculous. Tick yeah all right next. Pick this one. This one turned out a lot better. And i feel like The value here makes sense. And i was actually a big fan of this pick of time and i think it did turn out pretty. Well for the falcons. A in the fourth round pick one three the florida state running back devante freeman. Obviously he would sit on the bench his rookie year behind. The ghost of stephen jackson wasn't until two thousand fifteen under a new coaching staff that he actually would get a legitimate shot and of course he had phenomenal second year in the league. And we all know how that turned out the next several years. So your thoughts on devante freeman with that fourth round. Pick your excellent pick. You know this was. This really drove home. That dirk koetter is maybe the worst out like run game coordinator in the nfl that he felt like they needed to go out. And sign her. Running back steven jackson and draft the complete opposite of stephen jackson and devante freeman stephen. Baxter this giant hammer running back at the tail end of his career very much like a short yardage you know weapon and then devante freeman. Who is like this. You know short but stout zone scheme back The didn't fit their scheme at all. Really and then they proceed to like not use him at all So it's like why is he here. They they ran stephen jackson as much as they could and he was. You know not good anymore. I mean i. I honestly wonder like jackson went to a kyle. Shanahan team if he would have been like thousand yard rusher but no one had a chance to do that. Her dirk koetter and then we find out. You know it's confirmed when calcined comes in and then immediately it's like oh wait devante freeman. Yeah he's like our best running back. Okay yeah you're gonna be a starter and then of course you runs for like a thousand yards and you'll starts this really. Good run with the falcons off of that but Yeah i mean. Great picks good very very good patient run with a lot of vision. You know very strong receiver out of the backfield fantasy dynamo for a few years there. Oh yeah and then you it just. It's very frustrating. You know that. They felt like they needed to draft. The sky then refused to play him. Kinda sums up. The mike smith air in some ways but It does. It's just like yeah. It's a shame. But this does drive home and i think it's important for this year as well tying to this year's draft picks like you can get starting running backs without spending premium picks you can get third and fourth round. That can start for you. There are there are guys this year. They're like that so you don't have the draft tricep. Dns fun is that would be like you. Don't have to spend your top ten pick on. Trevor hits or draft naji harrison. Second round to get a good running back to start if you can take a guy you know at the later on a day to early three and have a great career. And that's what dante freeman dead so they can replicate that this year. Yeah i completely agree. And i think next year the two thousand fifteen season they would end up in the third round. Drafting tevin coleman who obviously was also productive and. I think it's your point. You can get a good rain back. I think it also depends on the scheme. If you have a scheme that fits certain guys really well and you draft those guys scheme you can as cow shanahan has done. He has made so many running back so successful street like every week and get like one hundred yard game and meanwhile dirk koetter has like three hundred yard rushers to his name in seven seasons in atlanta or something exactly so i think to your point if you get the right guy in the game you can be incredibly successful. Hell look at the alfred morris when he went to washington his first year i think he had almost sixteen hundred yards rushing under caution hand so maybe that has something to do with. It's not just about the players. Sometimes this about scheme. Line crazy how that works. You know maybe maybe offense coordinator does matter. Imagine that falcons did have a compensatory pick in round four at pick. One thirty nine in fourth round of notre dame. They took linebacker prints shambo. We oh man wow i. I'll be honest. i don't remember a whole lot about what he did. He did some amil abuse animal cruelty. That's it yes And he ended up not spending much time with the falcons. He was an interesting player at least when they drafted him. He was a more physical linebacker. Had of that debt edge to them. What's earlier character issue know. That didn't come out until later. But i think there was some reason to think he could be. You know at least a special teamer in contribute you know as a potential starter. Long run whether your thoughts on shambo looking back. Yeah i mean. I think people like to pick at the time. He was like kind of a hybrid guy he could. He was more of a sam linebacker like he could line up. On the line of scrimmage in rush off the edge a little bit and then was just a bigger. You know more traditional linebacker He couldn't really cover but none of their bekker's should cover so he was income. But yeah i mean. Honestly that season like he played in all sixteen games. He started three. Like i think he had some tackles for loss yet. Some pressures had a good number of tackles. Like i think he looked like he could be a contributor on at least pick was not going to be a bad one. But obviously when you you know commit crimes especially like especially in atlanta in its animal. Cruelty live within spitting distance of the whole vic fiasco. Like you can't do that like you can't expect to stick around. And what do you know he was and never got another chance with an nfl team. So Imbo barely knew. Yeah what's sad is right after him. cameron fleming tackle whip in. He ended up having a pretty good career. Think he's still playing fact so actually as i went back and looked through this. Two thousand fourteen drafter. It was actually a good number of players in the later rounds that ended up being contributors all right next realm around five. Pick one sixty eight. I'm sorry this is pick one. Forty seven the falcons had two picks in the fifth round as well One forty seven. Out of purdue cornerback ricardo allen under-sized a ball hawk yet ended up being cut input on the practice squad in the season. Mike smith and i think this is one of the things where you almost wanna give dmitrov credit for seeing something that clearly mike smith did not. Because we know that obviously ricardo allen would go onto a another. Chance is career under Dan quinn and would turn into quality starter. So your thoughts on ricardo allen Really that that season for him. Under mike smith where he was sort of just lost in the shuffle and what he ultimately ended up doing with the team. Yeah i mean. I think allen was very popular pick at the time i think a lot of folks thought you know he could kind of maybe. What asante samuel did like. He was a kind of an undersized guy but a ball hawk someone who could maybe come in and and help that depth. The fact that he got cut in training camp was weird You don't usually cut your fifth round picks unless they're like really bad or vast character issue. And like the falcons deny hesitate to cut him so that was just. It was weird that that even happened and like it's not like they had good coroner's lake I mean what was it. Like robert reclaimed desmond. Trufant were two guys. Robert alter was another one. But like josh wilson career journeyman. You know desmond southward. Hey yet i don't think he'd be like for at the time of the arena so there they kept havi arenas over their first round pick who played like he played six games. He had like a handful of tackles and like one. Pd like this. You cut your fifth round pick for this like it was just very bizarre decision. So i'm glad that the next coaching staff gave him a chance realized that he was very intelligent that he could do a position. Switch it and you know. The rest is history. Yeah i feel like again. This is a pick that dmitrov should get some credit for because he saw more than what the coaching staff did and ultimately ended up being proven. Right with dan quinn coming in later. The fifth round pick one sixty eight of the syracuse. The falcons took marquee sproule linebacker. And this one. Fortunately didn't workout thicky ended up getting injured in training camp and just never really did much with the team. I think he flamed out. Pretty quickly. In the one that touch on the last two picks round seven to fifty three out of connecticut. They took linebacker. Y'all in smallwood. Who i think dave was excited about them signing simply because of the name the jokes he gives a list around that and At two five out. South dakota linebacker tyler star Who someone one point called the next Clay matthews and that's so certainly did not pan out to use horse powering grading ben up old so your your thoughts on these last three picks obviously none of them panned out ultimately falcons but any any really hot takes about these guys your trying to remember. I think like y'all smallwood. Had some actually like solid college tape so that was one that a little bit interesting but he was just kind of like a preseason guy i think he actually looked fairly good in preseason but never compiled stats in his career tyler star of course. We had a love affair with so also he. Yeah i don't know that he ever did anything entire career. But you know that. Likes almost mr relevant yet. Teller star appeared in one. Game to the falcons outside the preseason and had one tackle so you know that's unfortunate but you can't quibble over seventh rounders like it's like your death they're just priority free agents basically and like i didn't mind the on smaller pick and i didn't mind that they want to try and find a pass rusher. Maybe a diamond in the rough you know like taller stars the type of profile you go. After in the seventh round crazy ad that just needs a lot of development So i think that's a good seventh round dark to throw it obviously didn't work out but Not the worst idea there. Same with john small what. He was a good athlete. Marquess rule like actually liked his tape. But like you said he got her and then that was that was it. I think they'd put him on ir cut him off and then just they just never bothered bringing back so sad to see because you never want children's crew to end like that but Yeah so here. We are at the end of this draft class. I'm with you. I feel like those those seventh rounders spend it on positions where you can get a you know. Some potential value in a did like this picks even though they didn't pan out At least they were swinging for the fences right. But we've gone through the free agents. We've gone through this draft class. What are your thoughts on what dmitrov did in two thousand fourteen season overall. Yeah it's it's definitely not one of his worst class like in terms of draft class like they got they got some contributors right like they did get you know several they got three servers out of it and like she did start some games so it's like he's kind of a give him like kind of an iffy also starter ranking there but like jake matthews like you have a top ten pick. It should be a pick to the cornerstone of your team and jake matthews is a cornerstone so that gets the most way and it was the most successful so i think that's a pick for him. You know that that's a pick haeggman didn't work out. I i still think grade that kind of like a c. Or so because hickman showed a lot of promise. he just didn't work out because he was knucklehead. Put it in the text that could have had to. You know that makes me angrier but still gets a seat. Southwards destroyed act so we didn't even need to spend time on. That was a stupid stupid pick like there was absolutely no reason to select that player. Devante freeman you have to give an a because as a fourth round coming in and starting like three seasons for four seasons for you that that's tremendous value Making pro bowls as well. Yeah i mean prince. Jimbo's bad pick. Because he's knucklehead ricardo allen you know i think you have to give that as well because you've got multiple years of starter out of a fifth rounder and then the last three you know it's hard to really judge like those picks you harshly but worked out. So they're all not great. But you know. I think the draft class you you give like a b minus overall jake matthews as a lot of heavy lifting devante freeman around help but then you had some really costly misses in the second ram free agency. I mean it was really bad. You know i. I like jon asamoah. Lots of that helps. Keep it from being a disaster but Tyson jackson terrible pulse. I don't hate paul solely i. I just hated. They gave them all that money. Like i actually really liked pulse away. Here's here. I think he was really fun player to watch which is rare. When you're talking about no sack like he was quite for a nose tackle. He had that great hair. Just a huge dude just like this do was huge like i felt like he was a pro wrestler out there like he was just truck and kids in running people over so he was a lot of fun to watch so like i don't i don't mind him so much. I just mind the money and the fact like after. He proved that he was good. They still cut it like the later part of his deal. He wasn't making nearly as much guaranteed monday and they could just kept him around as a top to your nose tackle and they were just like now and then you know we know that the run defense is really bad you know a couple of those years without him so We have a good guy. Now in tyler davidson. It's not like it's hard to find another guy but who and bear pascoe bear pascoe a great rating because it keeps getting a day so that helps out as well but yeah i mean i think free agency is kind of like a d overall. I like that they resigned. Avenue peterson the eskimo but The the misses were bad and like they didn't really address biggest. Which was they have. No damn pass rushers at all like they had done and they didn't address it at all so i mean maybe they were like you know maybe dimitrov knew that he could sign edge players like he just doesn't know what a good player looks like. So maybe that was just trying to help us out. But that's not an excuse so fast the absolutely and i think i'm with you. I think the draft class they got enough starters quality starters that it deserves at least be minus maybe even a little bit higher getting that left tackle that will be a starter in your team for a decade is a big deal and a lot of teams with on that position repeatedly so that getting jake matthews was a big big big win especially when you look at some of the other guys also win that round And i'm with you either. Tyson jackson too much money not not a good player in slowly was good player just way too much money for two down Defensive run stopping defensive tackle in the signings of guys like devin hester in Good don't overcome sort of those two disastrous findings from financial standpoint. And that's a big thing is that they tied up all that money into those two guys that ends up having an effect on the team down the road because now your money is tied up in guys that aren't contributing and you can't go out and just immediately replaced them with quality edge rushers that you end up hitting free agency. And that's what we to see over the next several years after the two thousand fourteen season so overall draft class solid not great free agency not good it feels like sort of a man offered amid trough which makes sense because they ultimately would finish six ten and honestly dmitrov held on by the skin of his teeth. Only because dan quinn got along with him and Signed off in him staying general manager so re which is really somewhat rare to see a general manager. Survive to a second coach like that. Yeah interestingly like twenty four team is actually like dirk cutters maybe most impressive season as offensive coordinator which was really interesting to me because twenty twelve. It was his most impressive. Statistically but i don't give a lot of credit for that because he had maybe the most talented offense. I've ever seen like prime. Julio primary in still really really. Good tony gonzales. With like adopting offensive line and matt ryan at his the height of his powers. So like it's hard to get too much credit for that But like in two thousand fourteen cutter to give him. His credit was twelfth in scoring in a year where the team was. Just not really that good Eight yards per play so it was one of his rare using terms of yardage and they were fifth and red zone efficiency at sixty one percent. Which was the highest rate of his entire career with that. Was you know really not all that impressive So you know. I gotta give props to counter like that. Was i think his most impressive season because for once the scoring in red zone efficiency didn't lag behind the yardage. Unfortunately it would be all downhill from there for dirk koetter. So absolutely are kevin. Thank you again for helping to recap the two thousand fourteen season under former gm. Thomas metrology to remind our listeners where they can find you what you have gone on. Yes i'm on twitter at alcohol at kevin And then you know. I have articles coming out pretty much every day. But the big thing i do is the alcohol live which guzzles new podcast feed. You're probably getting our podcast as well. So thank you for listening to those But if you just didn't catching the live show as well. That's gonna be on wednesdays at eight ten pm eastern on youtube and then we also do post game shows immediately following the game so check that out too lot fun and also check out the alchoholic discord which is up and running now You can find the link to that on. 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One assistant what's in your wallet. It's the shipping container talking to you on a Thursday boys. We got a day. Today will be a day and that's for sure the one thing I wanNA talk about the thing. We have to start with you guys. See this video of this guy. Heels doing a backflip and then just turning into pieces that it starts you. You know. That's not real right now but did it startled you the first time you saw it. I thought it was cool. I was like Whoa Yeah. It certainly wasn't what I expected. I mean it was because I I've ever going to see someone do a backflip in heels here like this should be seen this thing NAM. Rex Chapman is aggregated. I mean it is. It's it's pretty cool. I feel like I've ruined it now for billy. I've taken away some of the shock value. Yeah when he lands he turns into a bunch of like. Rabbi shout shout shall I've ruined it? Are you sure this isn't room? I mean it's just the jarring thing to see. Yes very surprising. Yeah that's what I have to start with. Today is a day. I know exactly where I'm going to start with. It looks totally different in HD. Yeah Roy get the team I think this is real okay. We'll Roy's not here so I will tell you might get the table The panthers are in the playoffs if it's started tonight. Yeah when does it start? I saw yesterday in the NBA. One sixty I saw huber dose stats yesterday randomly and I saw. He's played sixty games. So roughly twenty left. Yes so the Florida Panthers Take Care of business against a terrible Anaheim ducks team and as your boy told you yesterday. Yes during the local hour always cash those ducks first. Period overs comes through. Yeah Yeah I mean it was just GonNa say that one and a half. It was one and a half golden man. But he's in money. I should have had. I was actually watching that first period and they should have had more like it should have been in earlier in that period. Yeah but the panthers. Now sit at seventy points seventy points. They are tied with the Toronto. Maple leafs as I said yesterday. The Toronto Maple leafs The Maple leafs had seventy points But they also are losing on the Tiebreaker and the panthers have a game in hand so it seems as though the way into the playoffs once again is through the cat'll antic as these wildcard teams continue to perform well Carolina in New York Islanders. Now presently sit in the one into wildcard slots with Columbus Toronto on the outside looking in cats. Control their own destiny. Yes just take care of bad teams. Cb and hold not hold serve at home. I really desperately want a Florida Panthers. Playoff push we well. It doesn't seem like they can beat the good teams. They only beat the bad teams. That's fun that's actually not true. They have they performed well against boss said yesterday that they just want to get fat off of the bad teams because they fill out a playoffs playing against the good teams. No but as this as a whole the the panthers have actually performed decently against some of the good teams. You Trust teams right now. I don't think anyone's arguing that they're a great team. Let's just have a playoff run. I thought I don't trust them right now. Because they haven't been great after the. All Star break but before that. This is a team that before that all-star break had won like eight straight games. The panthers are not a bad team. I think that anyone in the eastern conference could make a run. If their goalie gets hot but Brodsky. Don't have a lot of faith in him getting hot. But I I really WanNa see the panthers in the playoffs. I think the panthers can't advance this is this is not one of those sports it's not like the NBA where it's like okay. Well we got to play the bucks. That's not esteem man hot goalie. I do holy. I do fear the Tampa Bay lightning. They just match up but look. The lightning had one of the greatest regular seasons of all time last year. Billy and you know what happened. What happened they got swept in the first round by abras saying if we're playing the game if the playoffs start today today the panthers are not playing great against a good team so if the playoffs started today you probably wouldn't do well. We'll see if the playoffs started today. I would not like our chances against the Tampa Bay lightning foreshore. Yeah the the lightning or red hot and they're playing They might even overtake the Boston. Bruins have been tearing the League up. So we'll see they. They play in a very difficult Division many people could argue that Boston and Tampa Bay or two of the best teams in the League. If not one and two so there's that but basketball returns tonight everybody. Oh it's the night I thought it was tomorrow on my land on the The Basketball Association returns disastrous speaking of disastrous. The disastrous yesterday was yesterday quiet because Carlos Correa said he's no longer talking about it also mel. I didn't see any new news if you thought Carlos Correa had a bunch of convey conviction when he spoke to. Mlb Network saying that we didn't have the proper education we don't have all the information And we're ignorant when we're speaking if you thought. He was actually quite convincing which I two years quite convincing because he has conviction when he speaks go back and watch post game comments when they were suspected of this in the last playoffs. Yeah and do straight up lying through his teeth so he seems to be a very good convincing liar. Carlos Correa yes. I cannot wait for the discussion about what's going on with the shows with a host of nothing personal with David Samson David Samson. He is a friend of the show the host. Yeah I got the hosting. David Samson joins US next ever been knocked down. You know suffered a setback. Fired left out. It happens it happens a Mike. Bloomberg middle class kid workers way through college. Got A job started. A family boom fired at thirty nine. Would it Mike do or a lot of us? Do we got backup dove back in. He had idea designing computer able to quench data processing information in a unique way he built it. He sold it he built more. He sold more. He built a team. Built a company created twenty thousand jobs. Bloomberg is a doer. This is Michael. Douglas I've played a president and movies. This is real world. This is our World Mike. Bloomberg has we're takes to win in the country find some common ground between Democrats Republicans and then lead the way a leadership. Mike we'll get it died. I'm Mike Bloomberg candidate for president. And I approve. This message paid for by Mike Bloomberg. Twenty twenty let us jump into it right now with Former marlins not not gonNA do that with current host of nothing personal with David Samson David. I'm all in on baseball as I've told you several times you tore my heart out without Josh Johnson. Trade and I hated the sport ever since but guess what I'm officially back. This is amazing good. I'm I'm here for you. Can you imagine if October comes? And it's the Astros Yankees in the LCS amend the Astros dodgers in the world series. How great would that be? All of? This is great for baseball. I understand many of the. Purists are just highly offended by. What's going on here but dude as I've told you this sport totally alien Alienated me. It's it hasn't even been on my radar and now I'm joining fantasy leagues. I'm looking at season previews. I'm reading all the articles about this. I'm sending sound billion. Chris saying this is incredible. I think interest in this sport is that like sort of like a new watermark for the last five years. Well that's sort of the society ran and there's nothing wrong with it right but conflict cells and I think that that we could've we aren't. I think that they could avoid quite a bit of problems with better. Pr and better sort of what the Astros did last. Thursday was just so bad but all of that said I think that when you have people learning about baseball or wanting to watch wanted to be engaged eventually likes starting really soon games are going to be happening and that will be the narratives much more so than this. David you have. All these players speaking out ripping the Astros acting holier than Thou and you look at a lot of this and say look a lot of these people would have done the same exact thing if they were put in this spot. You know I was just thinking about it. You know whether or not it was news yesterday. The big news was Giancarlo Stanton who spoke From Tampa and said that if he knew what had been coming in two thousand seventeen he would have hit eighty home runs and I want to comment on that and tell you that I think he may have hit a hundred home runs because the only way to get giancarlo out in seventeen is to strike slider to strike breaking ball sort of that he would not recognize it. He would flow at EM strike out if he knew to lay off to spend. That's really what the trash can banging this four and signs dealing. It's for if you can. Basically sit on a fastball. Or be prepared when you know a breaking ball is coming even. Serano could hit a breaking ball if he knew it was coming so I think that that when Stanton speaks out and talks about the fact that he would have done broken the record that bond set or when players are coming out and eating their own A. That's really good for owners when it comes to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement that there's fractions within the union but be it's showing a level of care by certain players that maybe you hadn't seen before and if that carries into the regular season the postseason you're gonNA see increase interest in baseball. How didn't stand to know that a breaking ball is always coming when he had to strike because it felt like it was always come in and he was always fishing right that? That's how I would say you know in the suite watching like all right. Don't swing because here it comes but when you're actually up there and the pitches coming it looks so much like a fastball. If you don't see the Spin Barry Bonds as the hitting coach. We had used to say. Why can't you see the spin? Because he had the ability to see spin the second the ball literally left the pitcher's hand he knew what to pitch was without feeling the sign. He just had that type of sort of eyesight. But it's so super hard. Get into a batting cage. Once on put it just on eighty miles an hour just to eighty forget ninety forget one hundred to put it on eighty and see if you can hit anything that it's impossible. David because the reason that a lot of these players are upset is because the astros weren't punished at all the astros players but isn't that mainly because of the MLB Pete Players Association. So like aren't they these guys that are speaking out? They're arguing against something that their own players association. You know how to say yeah. I'd never seen anything like it. Actually so the job of a union. The reason why your any union is is for protection against management. Forget baseball forget anything. Just a union. In general people unionized in order to protect and guard their rights as employees from any sort of action by an employer so when Major League Baseball GOES TO THE UNION SAYS. Hey We're thinking of disciplining your players or we're not thinking of disciplining your players either way. That is a conversation you have to have with your union. There has to be an agreement in place prior to any sort of discipline like PD's there's an agreement you're spending eighty games or one hundred and sixty games or forever one strike who strikes me strikes etc but when it came to this without giving the players immunity. There's no way MLB would have learned any of this and we would have had a investigation. That never would have come to an David. Can you explain to me so I am not familiar with the baseball? Cba as I'm sure a lot of people listening are not so if it's collectively bargained and one of the things that they said was well part of the reason. You can't punish the players is because when they sent the notice they didn't send it to the players they send it to management and its management's responsibility to relate to the players so they didn't punish the players because they couldn't punish the players right. But I feel like an you dealt with this when you ran the marlins a big part of it is optics so if they simply make it seem like they're punishing the players and they give them a punishment that they know that won't hold up win. That have changed some of the the perception of what went on here where they tried to do something and then hey we're not the bad guys it's the MLB. Yeah but then you would have dragged out the negative news cycle even more so than it is now and that would not have led to increased interest. You had been reading about grievances and about arbitration hearings not for salary arbitration but in arbitration for agreements like the Kris Bryant agreements and. It would have taken so long. Think about the Brian Cuevas. That took years for his service. Time very important topic that the players of course lost but the question is in this case coming to a resolution of all these grievances. It just would've taken forever. It just wasn't worth it for. Mlb or for the Union. I agree with what rob Manfred did. In this case which is giving the players immunity what is shocking near all of the players are now coming out and saying hey they should all now be punished. It's almost as though they don't understand the actual union that they're a part of. It's very bizarre to me. I was just GonNa ask you that how you assess rob. Manfred handling of this entire situation but it seems like you agree with what he did. Well listen it's very it's very hard. I don't agree with what he said about. The Commissioner's Trophy and he apologized to it. I don't necessarily agree when you when the press conference. He's had the two of them. It's very hard to be in that position. Commissioners are in front of the media quite a bit but in this sort of crisis pr situation. It's really easy to make a mistake. You know we we can say that Jim Crane made a lot of mistakes when he met the media but his mistakes were based on Ego and delusion. Rob's mistakes were just based on. It was such a difficult prickly subject. And your everyone's hanging on every word if you don't say the words exactly right you're going to get caught. And that's what happened to rob but it that that will pass people calling for him to be fired. It's it's funny to me. Because the only way he can be fired the only possible way. Twenty three owners have to stand up and say we want a new commissioner twenty. Three out of thirty. There is zero zero chance of that happening because of what he does is commissioner for those owners outside of this sign stealing scandal number one number two. It's not going to happen because you're talking about an Astros Organization and an astros owner and front office. They were not exactly well white Everyone thought they were safe up here with people in the room. Everyone they were in and died. That doesn't necessarily go over well. This can obviously get ugly. Once a game start I think right. Now that's the expectation. Even though rob Manfred his coming out sort of a head of things trying to say that players will be punished if they take the law into their own hands. But how does he go about doing that on the front end? We can't do it on the front end so he he said a few things that we're GONNA try to. We're we're meeting with the managers telling managers don't hit players stuff. You Baker is going public saying there. Better be no retaliation my view from a practical standpoint having done this for so long the way the game has changed so much now. Where home runs? There's such an important part of the offense what we would tell. Our pictures is listen. Give up his many Solo. Home runs as you want but no two or three run shots or grand slams. 'cause that's how you lose games so having extra runners on base in the old days didn't mean as much but in this day and age. Extra runners is a way to lose games and pitch and have ballooned era so pitchers. Don't want that. So I really don't think the Astros are going to get all that much because you're just GONNA lose the game and at the end of the day. What will you have accomplished except class to yourself? Money and your team Games. So you're just counting on professionalism and the the desired win a match as or baseball game. I'm sorry wrong sport to win a game as the real deciding factor here is whether or not this actually happens and gets out of hand. Well as you hear every day nothing personal. It's always about money so I'm actually counting on money. Pictures WANNA make money right. They want to have good stats so they can make more money in free agency or an arbitration and having more runners on base is a way to make less money. Your movie review this week. You told me it's eight men out. I think I have an idea why you did that. But let's get into it so I wanted to remind myself why I was in the minority and why I kept saying that for me as an insider. Pd's and gambling are far bigger deal in terms of the history of baseball and the scandals. There's such a recency bias that everyone has now with social media that anything going on. This second is. It's all hyperbole. It's the greatest moment of my life. It's worse than my wife. It's the greatest movie the worst movie. I wanted to go back and watch eight men out and remind John Susak. That's movie from a long time ago. Shoeless Joe Jackson the and the gambling and the really throwing of the world series that that happened with the nineteen nineteen Chicago White Sox who became known as the black socks while that is a hundred years old. I guess we're in two thousand twenty now so it's one hundred and one years old. The reality is that is so much more severe and so much more hurtful to the integrity of the game then signs feeling that I was right and as I go I went back and watch the movie get first of all a great movie having John. Cusak movie heavy D B Sweeney. Member him from that ice skating movie deal and he's been a bunch of movies key played shoeless. Joe Jackson. What went on there is for people who don't know is gamblers actually went to the players and said listen. Don't win and we will make sure that you get paid money for not winning and we are going to bet against you and we are GonNa win a fortune shoeless. Joe Jackson went on to actually have a terrible world series. So there's no proof that he actually ever did anything to help lose a game but the reality is you. WanNa talk about the integrity of the onfield product. That is way more so than any sort of trash can bang does increase the likelihood of getting more hits of hitting more home runs. Maybe it's the difference from hitting three hundred eighty and four hundred from sixty home runs stadio months for Giancarlo with that of one. Seven or eight more games could the marlins have used seven or eight. More wins back in two thousand seventeen. Yes would it have gotten our second ring or thirties and organizations no but when you control the outcome of a game with absolute certainty? That is a scandal. That is the worst in sports history. He's David Samson hosts of nothing personal with David Samson. Guess what billy has a question for. You could have one more question for. You may ask you this already. But I've always wondered so stanton the year that he hit fifty nine two thousand seventeen. I noticed at the end of the season. 'cause they finished up on at home. I believe when he was sitting on fifty nine home runs. There were these things that were hanging from the ceiling in left field that I was trying to figure out what they were like. If they were fireworks I assumed it was something to celebrate him. Hitting Sixty home runs. What was that if you even remember? I have absolutely no idea. I'm hoping it wasn't like falling roof panel. No no no it looks. It almost looked like Christmas lights. Those Icicle Christmas lights were hanging over. Like you know where Aaron judge hit the home run. That was hitting the roof. Yeah in the court in the home run Derby so there was stuff hanging over there behind the outfield wall. And I assumed it was some sort of celebratory thing. If you've got sixty home runs but it seems like no one remembers that I will make you know not the answer is I don't know but I will find out today and I will have it either for next weekend show or I will let you guys. Now I'll find out there. Was anything actually have one more question for David Sands and me too? Yeah all right so let me I. I don't know if you've seen the reports on social media. Billy Corgan has already fired off a tweet. That was probably drafts for months. There's rumors that Inter Miami is going to have a Qatari backed shirt sponsor and obviously billy Corbett on twitter as he is always ready to do as called out all the reasons why Inter Miami is wrong. This is obviously a big money deal. Reportedly if this indeed goes through. How do you balance a huge influx of money with the reaction and there's ties to the government that won't fly over locally or Hey? Moss is Cuban. You'd think that some of this stuff would be taken into consideration. Is One of those things where you know it's GonNa be a pr hit but you weather the storm because the price tag is just so massive or is there a possibility that they had no idea that Qatari sponsorship in America would be especially. Miami would be a problem. Yeah when you say it'll be a problem so if they have a Qatari sponsorship on the Front of Their Jersey. Are you now going to get your plan to go to the first game? I'm not okay so you are in the majority. And at the end of the day there's a lot of noise and it signifies nothing you're going after money you're going after a deal in order to help pay for a new stadium for Inter Miami were into Fort Lauderdale. Whatever they're called. You are going to do anything you can to help. Defray the expenses that you have been shelling out we tried. I personally tried with Theresa get a naming rights deal for the BALLPARK I. Real- oh absolutely and you knew that it might be problematic. Oh my standpoint was I worry about the problems later? Let me see if I can get the revenue now revelation. The team was losing money and my job was to try to raise revenue as best as I could. And when you've got people who write blank checks you know there's certain things that I'll look away from in certain things I won't I absolutely understand the issue that would have happened. I'm thankful that I was never able to come to a deal however what I will say is everything has a price what I wanted from. The Qataris was way more than what I wanted from Pepsi. Let's say because in order for me to stand up there and take heed there. Better be a huge reward at the end of the rainbow and I don't mean a bowl of lucky charms so anything out of the ordinary would have required sort of a an annoyance. Premium is what I would call it and if Qatar is willing to write that CHECK TO INTER MIAMI. I promise you that Hor. Hey Mark is more than willing to handle the annoyance because he will be receiving a premium. Did you have a line that you wouldn't cross? I if I did. I never found it. Host of nothing personal David Samson. Thank you again. We'll talk to you next week. Really good stuff. The bonus questions revelatory. The Great Day guys really wanted to get in my one. More question for David Samson. Why didn't you you know he's kind of like you know? He ended on a dismount mentioning him as like a gymnast and he kinda like stuck the landing and then I was just going to be like. Can you do one more car wheel? So you're GONNA ask him. I was GONNA ask him favorite color. Oh man what do you think it is imagine? Yeah Roy. What are you imagine? David Samson's favorite color is green. Yeah that's that's actually not terrible. It's about probably where I would have gone with that. Did you see this Greg Robinson story whereas reading now? Oh are you yeah. It's insane right now. The professional football player and he was trying to sell one hundred. What does that hundred and seventy pounds of weed fitness them? I mean it's just insane. Well Nate Newton kind of went through the same thing Two separate instance instances whereas like over was over two hundred fifty. How much money does that I I. I saw twitter that Darren reversal. Said that it's anywhere from. I think the Max was three hundred thousand dollars. Profit is like the street value. I could be wrong. Made six million dollars last year. That's what I was saying. I was saying I said that to someone last night. I'm like he made that much money. Why is he risking to my friend? Yeah Joey. Now Steve. Steve Never Heard Steve Alieno Joey. Yeah How's your eve good? What are you guys friends names? Oh Man I don't have money to Roy. Is My friend a good friend? Tom Is another one of my friends. I lied that's Roy's Chemo. Wow very private. Anthony obviously is my friends and come on makes a wave of this segment so we have an empty seat. They're Mike's away. The mice will play Roy. Those ice cats and we kind of tackled this in the first segment a little bit. But you weren't here so I just want to bring it back. Anthony Happy Friday. Are we allowed to say the today's Society again? Let's let people in on the little Well we're about four hours away from being Friday. Yeah well we are so close. But it's kind of frightening and of Friday night is kind of a substitute teacher day. Yeah but it's like but STU gods will still be here is like Greg. We'll be here. Maybe an amine. I don't think it's ever GonNa go away. He's going to be here he never leaves. I would make a bet that my dad ends up not coming tomorrow. I mean ends up coasting. Wow why would that be bad? You don't think it means to good radio dodger. Two weeks without Greg. Yeah that's true. He's doing fine. I saw greg the other day. He's he's he's not as bad as it would seem after missing two straight weeks right. I just want to hear about the disco crews. That's actually why he's out like he was actually one hundred percent back to but he caught a like a lot of people apparently got sick. Jitterbug you know these cruise man there are you are when you're on a cruise you. Are you like every door? You Walk through getting those center. Sanitarium no not the wipes sanitize every cannot walk through a door on a cruise ship without their basic kind of insulting that they put that in front of like the the wind jammer like the food. Like listen I know that I need to watch my hands my hands if I WANNA watch a lot of people. Don't don't wash their that. They they do it because I like. You tend to wash my hands now. I do it because I usually have someone standing right next to it. And I'm like I WANNA be shamed. Yeah because sometimes there's the one that she's on itself it's a little but then sometimes there's a person like that's stayed in there with the hand one talking about actual like sinks that you have to wash out. Yeah Yeah have you. Seen those at the wind jammer they have six like on the outside Yeah and they make you make you stop and wash your hands. That's yeah it's like you can try to make me but don't make it mandatory. Why because like I feel like I just teamed up on your point in iron? No I'm just wondering what your thoughts are on and I just. I agree that it's a thing that because people are rude and dumb. So what am I doing with their hands today do anything and everything people's Hands Dirtier than the cruise pool is at strew the cruel? Well what if what if there's a combination of the cruise pool and whatever they're doing my duty going on cool dirtiest pool is is it. A cruise pool knows the pull out side sat video that Sarahspain put up. No she put up a vs. We were she alleges that a woman took off. Her Pants. Went Pete in the pool got back and put her pants back on. I don't know if that's true or not. I was just about to say how. What's our what's our true evidence that because we always talk about one hundred outside of that story. What's our evidence that this is truly a dirty pool. I don't know because the bathrooms are like spotless. The bathrooms here like super clean. Yeah are you being sarcastic? No actually find them. No one hundred percent serious downstairs because you would think would be like one of the dirtiest bathrooms because it's like a bar next to a pool. No I'm very comfortable doing there yet. One hundred percent you go in the big star little tend to really like to open up a little bit. Sometimes because it's like off in the corner and the shadow and I feel like it's kind of like forgotten so people can easily be going in and out and not know that I'm in their handling my business. Yeah no that's true. I've used that one in emergencies but I tend to go big Roy. Oh like to use public bathroom at all. Do you urinals I. Honestly I don't even picture. Us ON HE'S A lot. Do you feel like you go to the bathroom. Even number one the least around here. What colors. Up Yeah it's clear really so you drink water well hydrated. Drink very much water. You don't drink a lot of water. How do you stay hydrated? How'd you like a couple cups in the morning? First thing yeah. I don't know what you'd have to get somewhere. I feel like you just don't think he dug water in the morning. One really yeah. You can stay healthy that way. I know but I just don't think you do it. Critics call me a liar flat out on the way in. I just don't see you as a guy that's like. I gotTA choke to water. Just how much do you not not not not not to not to bottle one bottle? Hbo Yeah What's Your. What's your process? Big Water Guy. Yeah Love Water Have you guys? Do you guys know what camelback is that the backpack so you just walk around the House with a couple of years ago. I told my then girlfriend now wife I was like look all want for. My birthday is a camelback. I don't know why I'm obsessed with it but I need one so wherever I go. That's not not wherever I go but if I go to like you know something where I'm GonNa be outdoors for awhile. You maybe one nice bike ride down Shark Valley Off Valley Super Scary Super Scary. But you do need the water because there's no water. Yeah Yeah Yeah so Anything like that. I'll I'll pack up the I like it but yeah I'm a big water guy you ever. You guys shark valid now. I mean there broward guys and I didn't know if it was one of those things that make the journey down thirteen shark valley is like this trail it's basically a trail in the everglades. It's not even so much a trail because it's Kinda like from what I remember road. Yeah and it's like a straight path but it's like five or six miles or something but I think it's it's pretty far and then at the end there's like eight house yen observed. That's exactly why would there be layoffs but like it's like a structure like that and they're like oh we made it. What are your time to go back. But like there's no fence there's nothing and there's just like allegation hundreds of alligators just laying on the path walking on and you have rightly bike. Ride TO WANNA WANNA get into. Bike is it seems like it'd be dangerous because I'm thinking about doing the thing with like the kid the bike with Greg and put her on it dangerous trail. Should I now like do this show? There's littered all over the the trail so I probably have you ever with the camelback hit the beach up. Little Vodka lemonade. Not a little. Because I'm not a vodka. Go alligators around. How do you clean that just like? Would you clean anything? It's like a little plastic Shopping you can take hot water yet. You can take it up at. My point is like a tailgate. Can you go for sure for sure? So Do you do that? I feel like really sticky inside and it does not make sure to clean the hose too because the hose you gotta get like a house cleaner. Yeah Yeah right yeah. It's it's definitely versatile enough for you. Can you can make things happen with it? And people don't really know because you can put under your shirt you can put the thing if you weren't long sleeves very ingenious product. I'd recommend you all right. Let's take some calls here. We got one interest. I'm sorry are you going to the Wade weekend thing? That's interesting. Yeah let's start there for. We should get sports and then we didn't really so now. I got weekend down here in Miami. I actually have a huge marital dilemma. Let involve the Dwayne Wade. Oh let's hear it. I plan on kind of bringing this national. But we'll start here audible basically have been wanting because in the last few years. The best sporting been to is the wade. Final game really spent a lot of money on it. It's like the only time I've spent money on a ticket in the last few years and it was worth every penny. Do you think it was great because you spent so much money so I want this to be good to know what made it good. Was that run. He added in the second half with my friends like it was just such a joey. No Steve Joe who would never pay that money. Now Alex but An Ryan actually play Ryan. 'cause Alex and I had a lower level seats and my boy Ryan had an upper deck but we found a couple of extra seats so he came down from the lower levels. Yeah I'm writing down your friend's names man. You have a lot of friends. Alex Ryan Steve. Joey this is okay. But here's my dilemma. Now that have that experience in my room ear. And I'm like I want to recreate that and I feel like you know. Even though he's not gonNA be playing. This is going to be a cool moment but I have was gifted for Christmas. Jerry Seinfeld Low yeah with the wife or my parents at the hard rock and so I- throughout a couple of weeks ago to my wife. Hey I'd love to go this way game. Not Realizing they were on the same date and she's like you should you had such like. She knows she knows how much fun there so she was cool with it and then I realized Oh crap. It's the Jerry Seinfeld Night. Then so she me with this. I can take my dad. Jerry Seinfeld you go if you really want to do the way thing. So that's the dilemma. Job Is my parents gifted us. Oh why until ticket so this I mean I could offend my parents and your hair and your way a thing of like. Don't worry I'll take my dad. Yeah we thought it was the tone. See the tone on. The front end was great. She I genuinely right. That could be true because her dad had expressed interest on once her dad learned we were going was like. I'm GonNa see if maybe I'll go with my wife. Maybe I'll buy tickets so he had shown interest. I don't know I think knowing me. I'M GOING TO END UP GOING JERRY. Seinfeld get scared and you're going to have to spend money on the tickets. Have Tic Penny. So you're not you're going on something pretty having sure versus something that you're GonNa have to pay for your winning anyway. It's like okay. I don't have to go to Jerry. Seinfeld. I WANNA go to the game but I have to spend money to get there. I think this is more of a problem with your with your parents and your wife Jeeze. Look we get you this well. I don't want to speak on the relationship. Your parents have with your wife live with your parents. Just say hey let me get the tickets wreck right. Would they say was? My mom is just Jerry Seinfeld. Take a mom is someone that would do something just for Christie. But I get you and was. Were you the one in mind with Jerry? Like I'm the STANDUP guy. Christie's not a huge. I'm the guy that likes to go. See People in stand yeah. This is a gift for me that I don't know it's a tough spot but I think I'm going to end up going to Jerry Seinfeld really. I'm just GonNa not roll the dice because I feel like I'm rolling the dice of her getting three days of fun titties right. Yeah what are the other? Things Saturday's the Game Sundays the documentary. Yeah the tickets. Like three bucks. Yeah so I was thinking is. That's something worthwhile to go to. A mean said that the he saw the pre screening of the documentary is really good. It's like three or you could just watch on TV though the anywhere yeah. What's what's the Friday thing I don't know I know the game Saturday and I'm not going to that and I'm sad but I think the right thing to do for my marriage. I think I'm telling you the relationship with your parents. I think is more online here. And your marriage. Yeah but that I don't know they don't care about the with parents though it's easier to fix things with your wife it's like. Oh God I got this. Where it's like you're gonNA forgive me in two days it over because they love me so's my wife be get the points a different flavor to that. I mean the fact is not who he loves back then. I'm like debating it is a good sign for what I think. My wife feels about me because the parents love. I mean the fact that my parents loved me more. It's pretty obvious. Who Do you love more? My wife seems like if your wife gave you the tickets if your wife the tickets would it even get Tony. No no no. Would it even be a question? How do I gave you the tickets? Oh my God now I would definitely be gone. We're what would you do in my spot although away game but I know you're doing awesome in your spot. I'm going through the way letting her keep the tickets and take someone wow under the guise of a This is my career. That's true live and saying hey come on TV. I can pull that string a little bit but I'm not going I wouldn't be going credential. Yeah I feel like my wife has gotten wise to this is for my career. Yeah she's like you can watch it onto your bar for your career to watch football. I mean that's just part of you know for sure at tot tot. Yeah Yeah. I like to work backwards with it sometime. It was fun. I just got a lot of joy out of you knowing I meant. I think we said we did already shit. You wanted to take calls. We'll have let's say gone. There was a guy in here. That was mad at me. We definitely don't have someone worried about me yesterday. Already forgot. It seemed like genuine concern. He said he was upset. With your bits or something right. I thought that was. Let's go you guys all right. Let's go there's there's there's a caller named Zack. Who says thank you billy for the circle? Joe Cost Him his job. Line one. What start there all right exactly on the hillbilly costs? You know no not not billy. Those were two separate tiles all right. I want to thank billy for getting me into the circle. 'cause that shows frigging amazing. You're welcome I wanNA things. I think Morgan from Australia's the one that told us about the staple it all mortgage so good. Yeah No but Liking liking the Lebatardshow kind of cost me a job. Come ON GUYS. I didn't I didn't I didn't lose a job. I was in a job interview my dream since I was a kid was to be in radio and I was interviewing for a radio position. I got a degree electronic media and this guy's starts asking me like okay. The every is going really. Well we're talking about like experience qualifications and he's like okay so who All right you turn on the radio who you listen to. My first response was like I was in Lebatardshow religiously and his face just went completely blank and he's like Oh and what kind of job. What kind of job are you applying for? If you don't mind me asking that like the first question is what do you listen to the radio? Radio Job Okay. Where near the city where I mean you can land on your feet. Does this story have Little Rock? Wow okay that a hint understand and yeah now well I had a I. Radio didn't really go anywhere so now. I'm getting a master's degree in teaching by SMART. You had I had to change. What do you teach right now? I teach a photography class. But I'm still in school getting a masters degree so not like a fulltime teacher. You agree with Billy's assessment that you know nowadays with all the advancements in photography and it's not as impressive. Would you take a thousand pictures? That's absolutely right. Billy are you serious? I teach my students look. You don't have to be ansel Adams. We would digital photography you can take a trillion picture of game numbers. You just take as many pictures as possible of whatever you WanNa take a picture of one of. Them's going to be good. Do you do the Do you do the darkroom stuff or do they not do that in school anymore? Remember Room now. It's really really expensive these days at door that you had to get this fitting doors and they'll light ever gotten the room's door I we had. We had at my school a dark room. That had the door that you open and then it was almost like a maze of walls. So that the light couldn't bend around the corners and I think there's even like a curtain but we only did I. I wonder your photography teacher. So you would know already said it's expensive so we did primarily black and white when we were in the dark room. Because I don't know if the color Like chemicals were more dangerous for was more expensive. Some of it a little bit of both. It's more expensive and it just takes longer black and white was easier to because you've pretty much playing with the exposure right. Where colors is a little more complicated. It's all the color balancings difficult with chemicals. I don't even know how to do it right all right anything else. Act Oh Oh I forgot to say this. I was like Al from Home Improvement if he was twenty five years old. Are you twenty five a well? I I looked twenty five and twenty three. Oh you look older still time for radio. Yeah can you just say? I don't think so tim Tim all right very good. Very good more visual again. All right thank you. Yes you all right Zach. Should we end there? We go menu driving. The only one that has accepted fill up in the his topic says Anthony Super Bowl. Wow and then there's a guy I think. His name is pronounced keen will he can our keen wa Wa is nice fourteen lives two U. I. Noaa Keno. It's Q. I N She just bring them up so we can figure happening. You See. You've got to have an interesting name. Sorry the firecracker line five let's in Q. U. I and a US play. Mike usually used Q. Excuse me said Q. U. I do I in your name. Actually Kmart and he's trying to be cute I actually got that name. I drew hiked the Appalachian Trail in twenty thirteen. And that happened to be my real name when I did it so I still go by that weight. You did ask. Why did you do the Appalachian Trail? It was the thing to do is take took me about six and a half miles but I took my time with six and a half months. Wow Yeah Oh you know I would like to go off trail to go to the city and hang out for a little bit and then get back on trail and keep walking. How how old were you when you did this? If you don't mind me asking of course it's nice twenty year old on the trail. So that's the time really when you can take six months off amounts floor of the world just for people wondering we just lost the caller that was referencing before so this will be our last call. Kina Utah so this better be doing. How many people do it with? I did myself. That's crazy it's been a pass and mountain lions so I had a I had a sorry. Go ahead Oh. The people who brought weapons and fishing poles and cast Cast Iron Steel. It's got off the trail pretty quickly really so how you're just jumping from city to city the thing about the Appalachian trail is it goes through absolutely no cities and avoid the cities that goes through. It only actually goes through about six or seven or eight very small towns. But you're in the woods or in the suburbs at the very least or at the very most. I should say you're at the suburb. Well how does he very small town? How'd you survive without Jeff supplies you? You obviously didn't have a skill you said you didn't have weapons. Protect Yourself. A fishing bull. What did you do well? I had a boil which is just a little portable Yeah oh boy thought that you can you know? Make Rahman and or whatever Unfortunately well not unfortunately for me but you have to Hitchhike to town after about after about five days. Let's say seventy miles of walking. It's eight miles to town and you need to get more food and you'd like maybe spend the night in the bad. You're not gonNA walk eight miles to town. You're stick your thumb out and get in the back of a pickup truck or something like that. I'm assuming you did this with A. Gps or something right. Look what did he actually? I didn't even have a smartphone off but I just had a little clam phone. You wouldn't have had service anyways right out there. Good Life. Yeah that actually. You're pretty high up a lot so sometimes you get service up there this story's pretty crazy. Yeah a lot of people do it. It's Two Thousand Miles from Georgia to Maine. But you know it's a lot of fun and I loved it and I think really the beggar so wow oh I'm an idiot. I thought you were like an Alaska or something. Yeah it never was the rocky. You're just Iraq a friend that did the Arctic Circle. I think and that was like he had to take a weapon and they were dropped off via plane like in the middle of nowhere. Yeah you had to take a weapon. Sounds like a lot of money. Yeah Appalachian Trail. I've lost interest in it. I mean Jordan. Johnson. I'M GONNA walk. I'M GONNA Walk to main right. Let's go your real forrest. Gump Oh thank you well. He went coast to coast. What are you guys thoughts on keen? Wa not the caller like the food. Couscous Guy. Same thing well. Kind of what What season did you do this in? I started in April early April and when until mid October so you avoided someone like the harsh winter stuff. It's the recommended time to do a Honestly the coldest as we're in Georgia the mountains in early April. That's pretty remarkable that you did this alone for like six months and like didn't come out like keen while where you're able to those Weirdo barefoot guys ball not okay no good. Yeah I feel like I didn't call us to talk about this at all like I what we're talking about now on a different path. Here we are. Yeah would you want to actually? Let's go to your topic. It was Tony Related now. Yeah actually I wanted to talk to me and just say that I know he's new to the show but I really been digging. His vibe thanks I think he's a great addition I would also say you are. My third favorite's shipping containers. Oh wow very her zone C. Don't come police in Valentine's earlier. Maybe that's why I'm the favourite. Now I mean you know you might just change at all thank you know. I do have a pretty good life. Act To all right yeah. I've already divided the room. Thank you for back together now. Well you got a Hershey Chocolate Syrup bottle. Of course who does well me thank appreciate. I mean who honestly Scottsdale making homemade chocolate milk. Cisco AS YEAH. Yes who actually. I got the cold ice cream. Yeah you know what I really liked. I like the one that you would you put on the ice cream. Hollywood hard the show. Oh Yeah does fire. Need to know who is your favorite. Let's go back to the Hershey's Syrup to what you do is when it's completely empty and you've squeezed out the last little bit you can get out you unscrew the top of it and then pour milk directly into the bottle and you close it up chocolate milk shake it up and then you can just drink it right out of the mouth with this guy had the yeah the more you drink chocolate or you're against the top so you can't even shake it that hard so just melt that I could shake up more and more vigorously. I hate breakfast places that may have like the fresh chocolate milk so like the chocolate milk cup and like all the chocolates on the side of the Cup and athlete going. I'm so anal about that. I got an interesting chocolate milk breakfast. Not really a lot anymore mocking talking really referring to my younger years. I'm more of a watt. It's fine drink chocolate. I'm my younger years but I would always be super anal. I could not start drinking it until every piece of chocolate scrubbed off so it wasn't chocolate milk milk that they put it was exactly i. I know that I'm kind of going against the grain here because most people would prefer that. Because it's like the real or would you prefer like just counter keen? Well what type of chocolate milk do you like the Cathartic Ness of pouring your own? She's sort of. I remember as a kid making it just chocolate in on what they're being unbearable chocolate. That's my yeah we don't on your top three. Jeez oh that's why I could Tony at three because you know it's the middle and I don't want to buy the real by say who but you're telling us you're all like there's five people in the shipping container your ranking us one to five and you have to keep. Tony third because it wouldn't make sense if you didn't. I don't think you need to do that. Just Ri right now offering us your banned from the shelf. Wow Chris Cody. Time David last. He likes my honesty. I like you all of you more. Do I mean that's it's a mean thing to say this game so keenly? You just know that it'll be awkward. The rest of the morning here. And then you've created this just heated up thirty appreciate it. Thanks betrayals oh I love that. I'll take it and of course the camelback my hydro homemade telling you I drove home. He yeah he's thanks. Anybody that walks for six months better than me. I get over yourself well car.

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"Thank you. For listening to this podcast one production. Puffery say Patrick's Day Toya. Welcome to lighter mailbag Arnold sold day. We're going to answer questions from you the collider or put that away. Just straight out of the gate Roque. I was like oh. Oh, you're gonna come out to come out at the beginning. And then when you back by the end of the show. Thanks, everybody for listening or watching today's edition of a mailbag on a Sunday morning. Really? Appreciate you all taking the time to do that. And I- super appreciate the one of my favorite people ever on the planets and one of the most beautiful and incredibly unique people ever on the planet. Someone always puts a smile face. The lovely gray drink is here. How are you? I'm so excited to be here, particularly on this very drunk and Lord's day. Yes. Like, just what a perfect perfect timing because this is helping delay my drinking all just a little little, okay? And kind of drunk right now later Superdrug Super Dry really liked to make phone calls to my family on this day. Like laster, I'm deep into the ways your family Irish is that way, like a our we're we're super like we're God. I recently found out we're more French than I thought, but I still refused to celebrate Bastille Day. Sorry. But yeah, I rish were like Whoo. Cabin. Wjr. And all that, you know, but and so I like to drink the cabbage. I like to drink. I like to talk movies, and then I like to drink some more and drunk down my family by so that's my Jennifer the day. Let's get to it. That's right. You know, these questions come from you the fans, which we so appreciate and they're so extensive and interesting and fun. We had a raft. Of course, choose from this week. It was tough to pair it down to just five for today. But so appreciate y'all member when you send them in. We put our calls out on social media on Twitter on Instagram. Remember that hashtag collider mailbag add that to your tweet or your responses to grant makes it easier for me to find it. But if you hate social media, you can also Email us whenever you want to in the morning due at seven in the evening. Whatever some strikes you wanna ask a question of US Senate in at mailbag at collider dot com. I pour through all those as well to pick out some of the best ones. I think pick five really good ones discussed really good ones. And who knows which ones were written by people with pants on and some without? We don't know that all that. Good severi. Good. Let's see that's go to our first one. It's an Email for Mr. g junior rights. Hello weekend crew, the box officer seats this year. Started me wondering if we have reached an inflection point for non event type movies. The majority of this year has been pretty bad for movie receipts. But captain marvel event movie outperformed I'm wondering if the quality and amount of original content on the streaming services conditioner general public to watch non event movies at home. I know for my family, we have started slotting movies for either Amazon video rental slash purchase. Or theaters. The rental bucket keeps getting bigger with Disney plus on the horizon. Do you think we've reached a point where the movie going decline will greatly accelerate? Thanks for all the great content and have a great weekend, gray. No, I do not believe that is the case. Okay. But we're only really going to know the answer to that. After we see behaviors over the next. I think probably two years because I was looking deep into this to try and give like an actual informed answer the rating statistics. And all that anything that would help me because the rest of my evidence just anecdotal, right? Because like gotta hope people don't stop going to the actual physical movie the way that movie is generally meant to be seen. But what I discovered was that some of the studies that they've got going on right now actually show that movie going in the theaters is complementary to streaming and so people and so thank God. There's some services out there now that make it a little more cost effective to go to films. Those people are the ones that are more likely to also stream content. And so it the right now, there isn't a huge shift, data wise shoe. Yeah. Well, I think this is I think you make a great point grey. We're not there yet we can make definitive decisions or judgments about the situations. A lot of these streaming services are still in their infancy to a degree. Of course. Netflix isn't. But it has really blown up over the last two or three years to twenty market share 2016 is when the fig. Start to change in when the conversations to become interesting. But there still is not any evidence that there's a real decline like you look at box office receipts. But the problem is is that there's not a direct cause alley there between streaming and movie going. It's also like the movies that were in theaters. That's a and that's just going to say that too. It depends on the you can't make direct correlation year to year because the quality of the films. It's not Corlett of year to year. It's totally different. Depending on what the studios are distributing and what the public's taste for these films. Are we've seen it before. All of a sudden, they love these kinds of films, then a year later, nobody goes to see those kinds of films, and it's something else completely. So you fickle you out there. How dare you not wanna see everything in a sequel reboot in subsequent years. But I think, you know, we're I don't want to say we're a society of hunter gathers. So, you know, people have large video collective wore massive moving vans or. Even some a move have large video collections or a good amount that you that's what that streaming Q is for. It's like say I own this movie. I will watch it whenever I wanna see. It's just nice to know that. It's there Mike, you if I ever feel like watching it, it doesn't necessarily mean that it'll fact you going out to see the movies because those conversations are had at the water cooler who go to see these movies. So I think that's how movie going experience is not going down just yet. But I think on the horizon certainly ten years from now, the movie theaters, we completely different experience Anka different landscape yet. Yeah. No question. And it's like we have to start playing nice with streaming Steven Spielberg's do at cetera because really is changing things, but it's take awhile to release. What it does? You know, they've bought like the theater owners. They have their work cut out for them because it's like safety cost behavior. Like all of those factors are going to keep people out if. The box office release window changes. Like if all of a sudden studios are like, okay, we'll release it on Netflix the same day. We put it in a theater, right? And it's not a coincidence that refreshments prices have gone up to counter these theaters being part of these programs that let you pay like a certain amount a month to go see a bunch of movies all of a sudden popcorn is like nine dollars or a pretzel is seven dollars Jesus. But you pay it because you want to be in the theater to eat something and see the movie, I think that all will change over the next ten years piece by piece Scott have something distressing half. Let me stress eating one time. I was watching CNN, and I was so stressed out. All I had in my purse or almonds, but I was in the WB screening room. And they're so meet about eating and the security guard comes up to music of please stop eating your almonds. And I was like, oh, what am I Boston? God. Rail, but this please leave. What's our next question? Already from Email. We've got Jason Georgia's who writes sorry mispronounced that last name, by the way. Hey collider team. It seems that despite some very misguided people's attempts to review bomb, captain marvel on rating platforms such as rotten tomatoes. And I'm db the fans still turned out in droves to give it one of the best marvel opening weekends ever braver. That was me. Adding that my question is if this proves that we don't need to worry as much as we do about trolls tanking a movie success before it opens. It seemed like there was so much concern about how negative RT score might affect the film's opening, but clearly mass audience didn't get swayed in the future would be better to just ignore. Trolls try to review movies like captain marvel and Black Panther. So that they don't have the power of being in the media spotlight. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. Lots of love. Geez. It's a great idealistic point of view. You have on this of ignoring the trolls we would like to. I think. Run tomatoes and other services are making a possible for us to not have to report about it. Because that's the thing a lot of sites like us. We have to report that these things are happening. Just Advocaat sation about it. And then put it down and say, don't listen to it that we think it's incorrect. But once these sites make their adjustments, and I love that they're making their adjustments to not allow people to review bomb fills before even see them. I think we won't have to report on it as much this doesn't take away people who legitimately goes foam. And don't like it that is absolutely right and posting that review is absolutely right. But if you're doing before, you even see the movie, then you are a problem, and you should be pushed out of the equation completely. And we should have to report on its hopefully as sites do this more more. We won't have to report on it and trolls will be relevant. There have been consistently irrelevant. I think over the last few times jet is is a outlier I think captain marvel will be the rule going forward. If people wanna see movie, they're going to go, but don't care about review bombing or the scores at all when I. Agree on all counts. Let's ignore drills. Forever. I think that one of the things that will help. This is doing verified ticket purchase reviews. That's a great point. It's in the works all over the place because everybody gets that this is becoming a thing that people like to spend their time, just, you know, bombing something with a bad review before it even comes out. And I think that social media has illuminated this in every arena for us negative news is always gotten coverage. It's not all just like, you know, the news ends with like acute, squirrel waterskiing. And it's like you love that. But that's like not the news. Right. So I think that as we become more aware of it as we put safeguards in place. It's going to be a lot better for opening weekends. 'cause it's like the only reviews that you should be paying attention to before a movie comes out or the ones from the critics who saw the movie once the movie opens, everyone can talk about it. And so we're getting. Closer to that. And fans going to see the movie head of time with some of these studios are catering. Look the studios are catering this as well bringing people who are not necessarily recognized critics, but they are social media fans of your studio or of these properties they're being like DM or asked to come in and see these movies. So they can issue their reviews online. I understand that. That's cool. That's right. Exactly. It's the troll stuff where they didn't even see the movie, and they jump on and start making these comments because of their issues with social Justice or their issues with casting their issues with whatever those are things that you want to kind of move out of the equation because they shouldn't be part of the equation because they don't really actually reflect what people who seen the movie think about the movie, and that's what's important casting. You can go on social media and have complaints about. That goes start a Facebook group, but on these review sites, it's not really where it should exist. Right. And it won't not until you see it. There you go. Nobody watching does that. I know that and listening to our next question. Twitter twitter. It's at the basics guy erupts. What film would you like to see remade as a western just like seven samurai was remade in the magnificent seven, Greg. Oh, man. I love this question. I thought a lot about it. And I thought well first of all we need a remake of like something like high, noon or Shalin, right? Well, I mean Logan was kind of shame. But I hear what you're saying. Yeah. Yeah. That's a good point. And it was so I was right. Thank you so much for proving me, correct? And I think I was thinking about movies at weren't westerns. I thought it would be really cool to give something like, I am legend slash omega, man. Yeah. The western treatment. Literally my first day and got some does the western. Yeah. It's a great film. It's a good film. And I would like to see that as western to you can introduce a lot of really cool elements to depending on who the bad guys are right. That would be awesome. But also, I started to think about why I don't like westerns primarily just like not into the John Rivera much. I thought like sisters brothers was great last year. It's not that. They're not good. I just don't flock to them and get excited. But I know. Yeah. I know I'm talking to a guy or a cowboy hat like eighty percent of the time. So. I was I was born in Dallas, relax, but I would like to see something that completely turns a movie on its ear like doing something like clueless old. So this is like my pitch. Okay. Like, this would be weird. And I know that it wouldn't necessarily be the true western experience. But it's like what if you got kind of a story. That's that's a little bit about action. But also romance right because that obviously was based on Emma. Right. And so I thought that would be cool and bring in a whole different audience to westerns such as myself. I think that it's a good idea. I am legend as as we were saying, it's it's it's the one that jumps out at me the most. Yeah. Which way how would you turn the Bill because obviously those zombies. What would you what's the coral tiv- in the west zombies? 'cause you don't wanna have zombies in the west is thing, it'd be ridiculous. Slowdown could be awesome. Awesome. I'm just saying that I love stuff like ABRAHAM LINCOLN vampire hunter, you know, what I mean? Wow. Okay. You know, I like stuff that's like so bad. It's good. And so anyway, my concern is Cowboys resilience that tried to mix two genres, and it really was just a failed experiment in general though. I have some notes as to how they could improve it when they inevitably rebooted there will, but I loved pride and prejudice versus ambi- against a good film. James nice work in that film scoff at ABRAHAM LINCOLN when you like Haydn prejudice. I didn't think it was as good as the that's just my I didn't think it was good camps. Are my other one is the outsiders as a western that eighties film for messy having we had young guns. But this is completely different the out there all relying on themselves. There is no Terence stamp character. They are just in a foster group Homer would ever, and they have to kind of go against this other gang, and what happens there and who dies who lives that kind of stuff would be fun. To explore as a western in my opinion. What a cool choice, and when they say stay golden pony. Boy, they could literally be talking to a pony pony. Or a boy on a pony mean. Either works both why not go. That's a great choice. Thank you. All right. What's our next one from Instagram money? Dre one-two-three asks here's a question, which movie, do you think will make more money domestically? Avengers endgame or Star Wars Episode nine endgame being the last vendors movie with all the original avengers or episode nine being the last movie in the Skywalker saga. This is very very difficult question because like you have the people who are you have the franchise that is currently at the top of the heap right now versus the franchise that has a storage safely. Been vying for the top of the heap in Star Wars. I think avengers endgame will be based on how Infinity war came out the billion a half or whatever it made. Or to to to. I don't how much over a billion to billions and almost do. So much that it's like hard to understand with normal number. I kept having to re read the box office numbers, really not understanding them. They were so high so high. So I don't know domestically. I don't know necessarily. If episode nine will hit will go as high as what I think in endgame will. Because then game is a culmination of twenty one MC you from a whole universe ends here. Whereas this is yes, the culmination of a nine film saga, but also films that have been unevenly received for the most part throughout this whole thing s people like sways people didn't like last jet. I didn't like the prequels, and then people love yours truly. So people are out on a number hills. Whereas MC overall has been good quality films that people have loved and come to see in high numbers. Look at Black Panthers numbers look after Marvel's initiative. People come to see the marvel movie. So I think that will rate higher, and let's just point out that both of these properties are owned by Disney. Boohoo one earn slightly less than the other. Just picture. Mickey Mouse like sitting in the corner with like a gigantic mouth like. Scrooge mcduck doing the number. Both on sitting on gold coins. I think you're right. I think I think end game is gonna make more because Infinity war was such an impressive kind of collaboration between everything that had been created in the marvel universe. And it was so deeply affecting who's also super depressing. Do you know I haven't been able to revisit it. What I saw it at the premiere and never watched it again. What it was so sad. I couldn't do it. I was like I didn't realize how depressed I would be. Then I love like afterwards. I walked past and saw the Russo brothers. And I just put my hands on my hips, and I looked at them, and they go, I know, I know. When I saw Peyton Reed Amin director afterwards. And I just like not even really thinking about does. He know who I am right. I've interviewed him up. Just grabbed him by the lapels. And was like tell me I'm going to remember to laugh again. He goes, listen. This is exactly the emotional place that we wanted everyone to be in for ant men when it comes out in a couple months. Right. Right. So I was able to exhale and I was like saying that's a relief. But it was so surprisingly important to me that I just I'm carrying that into my answer that endgame the MC you can't continue in the same way when it's done. And so everyone while both Star Wars and marvel or both what you know, four quadrant movies. And everyone goes to see them. I feel like people at least have to see how it ends. And I don't count this movie as a Star Wars ending, right? I just don't they're going to be more trilogy already. They're in their emotion with and even though there will be more marvel movies. It's different. They're not the can of the same people that can't go down the same path. So it's all about endgame. And I think I think in fin. War. Just beat the last years. Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. So in my like unbelievable like, I couldn't understand the numbers. I was like these too high for me to get. It's going to be. All right. All right. Let's go to our next question last question of the day here and a perfect question for today. It's from Twitter, and at Jay Scott rail, he asks in or she asks I can't tell with Jay Scott true fair in honor of Saint Patty's day, what are your favorite films from Irish filmmakers film, set in Ireland or starring Irish actors shutout to sing street. I love saw things. Goodness. When whenever a song from that. Soundtrack comes on my iphone ipod randomly. I'm just like in a happier place. It's such a great film. It's incredible. Yeah. So good. So thanks a lot for stealing my answer. That'd be my primary. But I thought about this one because I was like, wow, we can't say Liam Niessen anymore. Sorry. I I wanted to first and foremost give a shout out to Robert Sheehan. Okay. Because he has is killing it on knbr Ella academy, which I know is not a moving, but he's an Irish actor. And so he also was in bad Samaritans, and he was good. He was memorably good. This is an interesting actor, and I it I was like this character on umbrella academy's, just like the same kind of know this character already. But then they flip the script on it. And he's just as believable when they start to flesh out his character more. Also, I'm like are we sure he's Irish because his his like American accent is really good mos- impressed. Oh, yeah. When people who are not from America just nail are non accent? My god. That's so good as you can hear it when they don't and a times. English actors default to the southern stuff because there's more of an easier transition accent, right straight American accent. It's like, I'm from Colorado. I don't really have an accent. So I have adopted accents from other parts of the country. That are more interesting. So I go. Yeah. I go I go Minnesota really fast because I live my life with wonder so I'm like whole for crying in the mud. Wow. You know? Did they're mad. I'm like, I walk in here, you know, little respect because people so Robert she, and I think is amazing. What's the first one that comes up for you? Well, I have a list of the movies. I mean for me the commitments is the number one film. I love it two friggin pieces, and it's just because all those great Irish actors and such an interesting story, and hey, it's not a happy ending. And I love the gutsiness of that. And that conveys the Irish people like they they survive in spite of some of the terrible things that occur in their lives or in their country and bay still keep a big smile on their face through it, you know, and I liked that that permeates a lot of their movies, waking Ned Devine the win that shakes. The barley is another one people haven't seen Killian Murphy in this. Stick. It's a war of independence or. Yeah. Like, I love sings name. Yes. Like, it's just it's so rewarding like a journalist every time. I know how to say that Bloody Sunday is another one the Paul Greengrass did about the nineteen seventy-two civil rights processed and massacre that happened there, and it's shot as if it's a documentary. So it's a docudrama, and it's incredible. How Greengrass does that? And James Nesbitt plays. The one of the leads in the film as he's trying to negotiate this whole situation, and I would throw in the guard as well. With a Brendan Gleeson and Don she don't you haven't seen that that's an incredibly funny Irish film with dont. You don't American going to investigate something that's happening? Ireland and Brennan Gleason taking him for a ride through the whole movie. It's really brilliant. I also have been recently reintroduced to the crying game. Oh, yeah. Because Neil Jordan is this great Irish director, and he directed Greta which is India's now and I loved Greta and so much so it's like obsessive fancy French lady playing. One hung Garin. Oh, so I'm so into that. And I think that totally like some people hated the movie because the tone shift was really strong and they were chosen work. I think those people are just unfunny jokes. I loved Greta. And but it made me go back. I mean, the honest, but I I went back to the crying game because I completely forgotten that he did that. And so when Neil Jordan works was Steven Ray, I think it's magic, and he's another fantastic, I rec- performer, and Steven like, I this is a little bit where my personal experienced to color my opinion of the movie because when I was thinking about Steven Rayle was like, oh my God. I remember that time when we were in Romania, and he had been super mean to us during interviews because he's difficult, and then he came over that night while we were all drinking in the bar and saw me drinking Jamison and sat down next to me and was begging me and frosty to teach him how to use YouTube. So he could walk the streets of Ireland recording James Joyce stuff. Interesting so weird. And then he was like he's like give your fellow baby. Gray lose a lot. But it's funny because I look at these movies now with these new is and it made me want to fill in my Neil, Jordan, knowledge that's fair, and it also filled super validating when I said to Neil. I was like Stephen was being a little difficult that day needs. Like, he is a little different. Like, oh my God. Thank you surprised. He does love to play these more crotchety Irish type characters talk show loners tones. I recently saw a TV series called Dickensian, my girlfriend is massively into BBC or Myrna show like massively we have Brit box and acorn TV. Wow. Onto because she has to have British voices in the world to function every day and one of the shows we stumbled upon through Amazon prime and a Brit box was Dickensian. It's this show is really fascinating show where they took all the characters from dickens films or. Books rather and put them in a town and an entire series of them interacting with each other and throwing in storylines from the from the stories and then them all connect. So in essence, it created a cinematic universe on TV of all the dickens books and Steven Ray plays the first detective ever recorded a written about in by dick. And I forget the name of the of the of the book, but he plays the detective and he's trying to solve the case of who murdered Jacob Marley through the whole season. And Steven is edible. And you fall back in love with him as an actor. And remember what he used to be able to do when he was given the opportunity. I mean, you could do anything, and I got I just love him in call and Farrell to Collins fantastic going to be in Dumbo coming up, and he's always so much more interesting. I think than sometimes the roles even call for a grid. I really appreciate him. Yeah. Absolutely. Irish Fran Patrick's Day or shut out. All ours. Friends. I hope you will have. Fantastic. Saint Patrick's Day indoor non Irish friends. Hope y'all Saint Patrick's Day and be be careful and be safe and enjoy yourself get drunk as you want. But enjoy yourself. Hey, take us along with you show. 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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

The Ross Bolen Podcast

1:20:55 hr | 1 year ago

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

"Before we start today's show. I had a tough mental health day yesterday which ended up inspiring me to write the following column available in full to the public at Patriot dot com slash. Ross Bohlin podcast. I woke up this morning. Completely defeated opened my eyes and immediately felt darkness consuming. I didn't want to get out of bed. I didn't want to move. My thoughts were dominated by negatively and anxiety. A heavy blanket of depression was weighing me down. I legitimately considered canceling everything I had scheduled today and just succumbing to whatever the fuck that darkness felt like bringing on this has become more and more commonplace for me over the last year or so prior to entering my thirties. I had never experienced depression before I was familiar with it. I'd spoken to several people who who struggle with it on this very podcast but had never experienced it myself and like so many of the best and worst things in life. Depression is a force. You can't fully comprehend until you experience. It firsthand nobody can explain to you fully. How good sex feels you have to fuck similarly? Nobody can communicate the crushing nature of depression through their words alone. Everybody's experience with depression just like sex is different and I mean the complex nature of our most powerful human emotions bad or good in our own individual perception and handling of those emotions is what makes being human so special right so eventually I got myself out of bed because I had a lunch scheduled with somebody. I was only recently introduced to and I didn't want to be rude. I had tears streaming down my face while I was brushing my teeth but eventually those tears dried up. I felt that deep seated pain in my heart for like the first couple hours of the day but eventually it faded now as I was writing this the workday is winding down. I've written a column had a two hour lunch with a bad ass. New Friend who is genuinely spurring growth in my life worked out my schedule for the rest of the week replied to roughly one hundred. Emails played basketball for half hour to get my blood pumping and I'm about to go for a run before the sun goes down. Which for the record I fucking did. Depression is like waking up every day down three games to one in the NBA finals. In all you can do is find a way to win that next game when the day then when the next day the next obviously in life unlike fucking basketball this shit does not stop. There is no off-season there is no Larry O'Brien championship trophy. No cameras waiting in the bathroom to interview you. After you hit the showers no fans in the rafters no millions of viewers on TV. It is just you just me I want today. Do I win every no admittedly there are days when I don't fight hard enough? There's still days when I let the darkness consume me and I failed to overcome but those days are fewer and farther between as I open myself up to new things as I continue to gain perspective from New People and remind myself repeatedly that I will get stronger. I know that if I want it bad enough and I work hard enough. I will find peace again. And that is enough to motivate me. That is enough to keep me going. Today it worked. Yesterday it worked the darkness. I wake up with some days that way to defeat. That always almost always feels like it will last forever when it's at its worst yet it never does and here I am. Life is a beautiful gift filled with all manner of twists and turns. You can't possibly even attempt to make sense of in real time but as though seconds turn into minutes into hours in today's in two weeks into months if you maintain the desire to survive and thrive and you desperately strive to keep a positive mindset and constantly search for wisdom each and every single one of those twists and turns will begin to make sense in time every single moment of great pain and suffering in my life has eventually bread growth. Enjoy if I have allowed it to every single heartbreak period of great confusion or anxiety or depression every lonely night each dark thought feeling they have all added up to the man that I am today. Every obstacle is part of the journey. The new friend I had lunch with by the way a fucking warrior like the kind of person who has endured challenges that make me feel silly for even considering my challenges challenging until I remember we all have our own journey and as part of the human experience we all suffer. We all face challenges for each of us. Those challenges present themselves in different ways each with a different path to either growth or destruction in only we individually can decide which path to take brought to you by a army. Welcome to episode two hundred and seventy of the RAW Bolan podcast otherwise known as VP. Two seven Oh presented by bowling media. I'm your host Ross. Bohlin joined today by semi-regular producer in second time coast here on our VP. Ms Mariah Gossett Mariah. Hi We're going back to back. Uni I know two times in a row really doing it. Are you excited? I am I mean. We talked about sweaty pits. Last time we do. So what else can we get into? I'm going to step up the the Selection of topics for you to discuss. Perfect Today. It's going to be slightly better than last show. That's all I can promise though. Slight Improvement Right Jay Bone Jared bore. Slow on one of our. The coats. 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I should say who was arrested with all that we'd he actually had a third party. Who was an uber driver that he attempted to get the fall to take the fall for him? He texted dude and was like this man. I need you to say this. Two hundred pounds of weed is yours and the guy was like now off. So Yeah Yeah. He's the dude with all the lawyers. Why wouldn't you just like you got your the rich rich guy to it? I'm not going to prison for ten years for you. Bro Now depends on the number. I guess you know with Jay. Jay Z is yes of course. I'm aware cove over. You've heard of him Shawn Carter. Yeah he has a situation with this duty always talks about. That's like boy when they were coming up. And this dude got popped in went to prison and like didn't talk names. Emory Jones. Pay His bills. Now I think that's the I'm not joking like so for ten years you'd hear these engines and Jay z songs. Like basically be. Mike Emery I gotcha when you get out and like shouting him out and stuff and it was just like always weird who is a Scottish thing. And then he got out in like. That's the play. This dude spent all that time in the can so that when he comes out it'd be Jay z's right hand dude and live that life. I mean it paid off for him. Yeah just say I mean I don't know I I would assume prison is not fun but if you had to. If you had to do it that would be the way to like money. Yeah Yeah right to come out and be rich but that being said I'm not doing time for Greg Robinson. I will do time for. Hove because you know the money's going to be good when you get out exactly exactly and in all fairness I don't know that. Emory did know that but certainly this uber driver was like and you know thank you. Sir. Another another piece of information here from internationally. Three hundred and sixty thousand babies are born each day according to the UN. 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The population in China one point four three nine billion. I can't believe that Salvi start every show I segment Cardi B. Takes on the modern pornography industry. Someone's gotTa do it okay. So this is important because it's not only we are bringing Cardi B. Back into the fold here. We haven't spoken about her. Really since all the news came out about her like drugging and robbing clients when she was a stripper. Just because that makes me very uncomfortable that being said I don't know I feel like if you go to a strip club you're kind of volunteering yourself for like any of the bad shit can happen to you as a human robbery. Ruggeri all of the Strip clubs just in general. It seems more likely that type activities going to go down to strip club in like say. I don't know a Church. You GotTa know. I don't know I would be very interested in the statistics of how much highway robbery goes on at a church versus a strip club. Actually I'm just saying megachurches different way of doing it in the Strip club. They don't pass around the plate in Church. They just pass around the plate. You put your money right into it if you throw it at the same thing. They're both vessels for your cash. Strip club more fun. One hundred percent throwing money at a person fun putting it into a plate and watching it go down the aisle not so not so much fun not my Fav- now and I feel bad because who the fuck carries cash. I mean this is a strip club or church. Well now. They think they've like really gone. Hard on the ATM's in the Strip clubs but also in charge up a lot of stuff to true strip club easy to get cash. But I'm sitting in the Church and the thing is coming the plate gotta get out that checkbook like it's nineteen eighty six. My checks have like that address from three homes ago you know like what am I supposed to anyway To to get to her point and to get to what the segment was supposed to be about Cardi B. Got On twitter yesterday right. She's very outspoken woman. She's a she's not afraid to talk about anything in particular. It doesn't seem so she says I was scrolling down a porn site. Then I see a snippet of frozen parentheses Elsa in parentheses. Why the fuck they put that? Shit made me cringe. Turn me all the way off. Now I'm here with you. Motherfuckers Weirdo Shit. Shit shouldn't be allowed and for those of you who are unaware of what the fuck she's even talking about. Just give me a minute. Let me the tweets. And then I'll explain so our next tweet is and why do porn titles be so weird? Like quote teen fucking in quote Stepmom Stepmom fucking step kid like what the fuck that shit is fucking nasty and weird. Okay here's the thing non porno people. Whoever you are don't yuck anyone's yum first of all I'm not not. Yuck anybody jump no Yukking. Just saying porn has gotten to a place over the past. Ten Years I'll say where we seem to be losing our filter some now. They provide you with a filter on some of these points sides but those are kind of ineffective the point is this or I guess it's this porn is becoming more accepting of all of the different like kinks and fetishes and shit that people want to see threat now. What we found out over the past couple years as turns out a lot of y'all or weirdly into a step sister and mother and step fucking right which is frankly. I don't really get that. I don't have a stepmom or stepsister or any steps to fuck so I've never considered it but it's weird. It's like ninety percent of the porn on the mainstream porn sites now not like Haha ninety percent no like seriously. It's like ninety fucking percent. It's every other goddamn video into cardies point the titles of these videos we gotta do better. Whoever is in charge of titling the porn videos on like porn hub? Fire Yourself. You're the worst ever which China get a nut here. Bro Do you fucking mind? What is every time you need to be like? I don't WanNa feel bad about myself the whole time. I cannot go to a porn site now in just redo titles. Well I think so for me first of all. If you're going to porn hub pay for your porn. So you're saying if IT'S FREE PORN. It's free pointed to complain. You don't do not get to complain. Okay if you are paying for your porn I one hundred percent thank you can complain about. Titles but the other thing is if you're paying for your porn the titles are going to be better and the content is going to be better. Ethical porn is the way to go if you can pay for nestling foreign putting yes. Oh why is that? Because you're paying for it which means the person performing is also getting paid a living wage to do a lot more likely that they are right and most of the stuff that's on like porn hub has all been stolen ripped from from paid porn sites. And so you're saying you know those like dumb. Fbi things that used to come on the screen. You don't steal this movie. They need those for porn. Yeah they really do it. Just like a weird industry though because it's like all the mainstream sites basically look. I'm not like psycho porn guy. I don't watch a ton of Porn Probably a reasonable amount for for a single dude. I guess but it's like it's just it's such a weird fill like everything in there is all this all the new stuff that you're speaking to this getting ripped and it's like and then there's the frozen ship mixed in which. I don't I don't get the cartoon stuff either. I don't know why anybody needs to see Lois. Griffin get pounded out by Peter or Brian. For that what the fuck why. I don't understand but but but I don't know this shit that I want to see that I'll find that. Fucking pile of Weirdness. But it's just it's gotten strange so we have all the new stuff like getting ripped from the paid sites input on that stuff gets taken down pretty quickly. So then they're rotating through the Plethora of step mom in child porn that they have I guess and then mixing in like the frozen shit and then old stuff. I don't know it's just it's IT'S A. It's a serious problem. The organization categorisation entitles in just the way these like the few biggest public free porn sites which I still think are most most people are willing to pay for porn twenty twenty. Because it's remembering these people paid for the Shit and then it came out on the Internet and everybody was like why the fuck would I ever pay for porn ever again. But then we've hit this spot where what you brought up especially the ethical nature of it has become a bigger and bigger issue One of the people that we've had on this show multiple times a friend of Mine Mia Khalifa experienced. What can happen when you When you jump feet first into the porn industry and don't have your shit straight like. She's not getting any of that money right. You know somebody is and so if you're I mean here's the thing if you're going to scroll the free porn sites. Don't complain about the titles. The other thing with the variety. I think it's actually a good thing. Because it's an outlet a safe outlet for people to explore. Kinks is consensual on all basis. Right sure yeah. Yeah no I mean it's funny it's like I don't know why this has happened more and more recently where we're kinks and fetishes keep coming up and we've talked a lot about ferries. We've talked to get you a fetish personally. I now. I'm totally down. I'm serious okay. We've talked about freeze. We've talked about feed a lot. Neither neither just for the record. Neither of those is like my fetish. Like I'm not a very and it's not that there's anything wrong with being a free book down to put on a care bear costume for the right amount of either money or like the person that's in the other care. Bear costume is hot enough. And I'm like you know what I'm GonNa put on this care bear costume for the sake of getting it in here but it's not my thing. I don't like judge people. It's like become a thing. Where more and more and more and more and more. I'm seeing Situations with fetishes. In in like kinks. Play out in real life right. Well there are some people who who they're kink or fetish actually is a large portion of their life. They live with that day other times. It is different portions of their life. So if you're in like a sub- dom situation it could be more of like that happens all day for you and your operating fucking system basically right or if you're if you're getting paid by like someone who wants to be filmed on all kinds of stuff you know it's it's crazy and we're gonNA talk about all the time. If I'm on here raspy because almost all the other shows producer about the those why I honestly I was I was coming up with the segment and I was like this is just one of those things I love talking about because it comes up a lot and and you are like sex pro person so you know you know a lot about this stuff and I thought you'd have some good perspective so I work within the sex positive community sex positive community. That's where yeah not sex pros. I mean. Some of them are professional. I guess that works too. But here's the thing here's the main takeaway for for if you're like me or Cardi B. in your like a casual pornography Consumer WE I agree. We can't be complaining about shit this free or go to another site or find one that you liked that you can pay for. This isn't a problem that I had solved yet. Porsche part of the reason. We're doing this segment. Because I was. I was starting to get annoyed by this shit. Like just because it can be distracting. I'm trying to watch like my porn. The point I'm into the pop up ads and the stuff on the side it's chaos it's chaos and then they mix it in other genres into my genres where. I'm not expected to see the stuff I'm seeing like. I don't need to see elsa getting a load unloaded on her. That's not that's not what I needed today. Certainly wasn't what Cardi needed. She didn't WanNa she's okay because I get it. She's watching frozen with her kids and shit and they're trying to go watch porn. An else's getting creamed. It's like we just can't have this Carter. You've got to pay for your important or it's also interesting to me that like the most famous rich beautiful people in the world. Watch porn to. Everybody watches porn. Yes y'all ashamed about watching porn or touching yourself it's twenty fucking twenty go the fuck up next segment and now Ross Bolognese. Animal of the week and the week this week is the satanic leaf tailed gecko really. I didn't know animals had religious sects or or involved in religion at all. You know this. Is this weird Lucifer. In Lizard form the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko though By the way you know the drill pull up Google images and and and check out this thing while I talk about. It also may be known as the eyelash leaf detailed Gecko. I think we could just go ahead and cross that one out. It's not as bad as or the fantastic leaf tailed GECKO PH. I like that. That's pretty cool. That one can stay the other. One Ex This thing is Bali because it looks exactly like a dead leaf and its tail specifically but then also it's body. It's like one of the coolest camouflage lizards in the world and it's only found in Madagascar found nowhere else. It has like super specific requirements to survival. And it's In its breed for whatever reason that plays in Madagascar they're like two and a half to six inches long. The scientific name of the species fantastic ass- is Latin for imaginary which is tight there at boreal which means they spend all their time in trees. We've we've run into a lot of these lizards and birds over the years over the episodes that don't bounce from trees ever saw some squirrels in this category at boreal species. They're called and reptiles they're also nocturnal. They spend their nights hunting for insects. They mostly crush crickets and moths. Which I'm for both of those being crushed by someone. I wish they would mix in the. What are those same mosquito eaters? You get those in your house or apartment. Like really big like they look like giant mosquitoes. But they're not they're literally like mosquito hunters. Those things go around and kill mosquitoes. But they've they're fucking there too big they're got all these legs and Shit and they're too visible on my walls. I feel like they're in every campground bathroom. I've ever been in my life. Yeah and I don't WanNa why have you been to somebody campground bathrooms? I'd like to camp. Oh you can't allow through. I mean I haven't in a while but I like to Camp I. This is like one of those things I WANNA do. At some point this year is go camping outside fuck intent. Yeah not a hotel it. I did it last year in July. It was hot. I hated the how hot it was. It was fun. Did you poo in the woods? No bathrooms have you ever put in the woods. Yes it's very uncomfortable. I don't like it not a fan. Why would shooters never understood him was talking about? Oh this fucking lizard this thing. Yeah Cricket's Moss. It's some of the males have a notch in their tail. That like further gives the illusion that it's a decaying leaf. I don't know how anything has ever eaten one of these by other than by accident. It seems like they'd be more often crunched up by like wars looking to eat leaves by accident They don't have eyelids. Their eyes are fucking crazy creepy. They actually use them in in some ways to get predators away. Scare THEM AWAY. They have a transparent covering on their eyes and they use their tongues to lick away. Any debris or dirt that gets up in their blah blah. Would've you would've your response to clean own eyeball with your tongue. I hate it I hate it. I don't I don't like when things such my eyeballs. I wear contacts because of deal with it because I saw like what the fuck was called the clockwork orange hair. Young in Clinton's deal with it. The one mess with me as an ACE Ventura all nature call back for like five minutes too long. It's incredible in the dude fuck and flips out. I think it's nature calls. I think it's the second one if I'm not mistaken the Good Shit though. Yeah no for me. No now touch my boss now with my tongue absolutely not. I've had a person like my idol. I feel like everyone did in some point in like middle school. There's that kid who would like Lick People's eyeballs. What would something about middle late middle school early high where we were like? We gotta lick each other's I I don't know why but we gotta look eyeballs justice. We all have to do to see what it's like this is. This is the period. I think it's mostly kids. Who grew up with like a WHO did not have the cultural feature of eating eyeballs. Who Does I mean a lot of people around the world eyeballs? My my family is is Greek on my mom's side. Eyeballs are like a aping and then like my dad will eat straight up. Fish eyeballs all the time no should yeah eating whole animals. I dissect it an eyeball. I did that too and in Biology Kauai. Probably that sounds familiar. Pretty GNARLY. Yeah I think if you were that kid. You didn't have to eat eyeballs because then you know immediately that it's not something you really want to do these. These lay eggs there over Paris. I think he's the word I can't fuck it. I can't read too But they lay eggs. Which just the idea of this lizard. When you're looking at it laying an egg is Kinda. It's like cartoonish almost They have a very unique appearance. Obviously so a lot of get these for pets and it's a problem. Unfortunately it's a big bummer. Everybody's trying to get these fucking lizards out of their habitats so they can put them in little crates in their living room. Or whatever I had a frog at one point okay look. We don't need to have a bunch of reptiles as pets. I get it if you're like a snake person or whatever and you want to go this route fine. I'm not trying to hate but I am. I'm saying you're you don't get to do much with that. It would probably be fine out in the forest where it's supposed to be also only lives in Madagascar. Why are you taking so far from home? That's fucked yeah you leave the look if it's like a fucking tree frog and there's a billion of your good put it in a cage. Whatever fine named Houdini let escape a few times until eventually one day your parents tell you that it escaped from the house but in all likelihood they your mom or it stepped on it or like the dog editor something but I had frog. I look I get the appeal. I'm just saying I maybe we rethink this especially if it looks like a dead leaf. And there's only like a thousand of them left there in Madagascar. Just don't fucking pet just don't it's on the WW FS Endangered top ten. Most wanted species list of animals threatened by illegal wildlife. Trade top ten. Dang this lizard being captured and sold at alarming rates for the International. Pet Trade Will you forget that even fucking thing you're telling me there's a guy that wakes up every day and he's like time to find these animals to smuggle internationally to the people who need them. Rich people by Weird Shit and poor people will find ways to so should the rich people to give money. Yes anyway. That's your animal. The week the the Satanic Leaf tailed Gecko. You'd think the name would deter some people from wanting it being like. Oh it's Satan's lizard. Maybe it's like mad satanists buying up these lizards. Yeah just straight up like worshiping. Lucifer and dancing around these lizards putting one on each shoulder. I mean that sounds kind of fun. I don't know like something I'd get down with with Keefe from the registrations Justice Tony Cavalier. I still don't I don't know when that dude is going to be in here but at some point it's going to be weird. I can almost guarantee you like makes me take my shirt off or something strange If you don't know who I'm talking about I'm sorry. Moving on RPG seventy is also brought to you by Felix Gray. I constantly have my face in his screen literally from morning tonight every waking hour every waking second it's fucked up. I'm one of those like ten hour screen time. People there is no cutting back. It's not an option. I'm on my computer for work. 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What midway through the second period? Okay the fucking read it it. Cbs in Boston that covered this local story. It's this dudes in the stands right with his wife. Carolina Hurricanes Goalie. James Rhymer goes down with an injury all of a sudden. His phone's blowing up. He's got to go he's he's gotta go Leave his seat. He's gotta get half dressed into was gear on the off chance that something might happen to their second option Peterman Razek so midway through the second period are Zamboni driver notices his cellphone blowing up. What he doesn't realize is that Razek has been in a scary collision. He's hurt. He collided with Maple leafs forward. Kyle Clifford. He's down on the ice. So next thing this dude knows. He's a forty two year old ZAMBONI driver. This bony driver is the guy who comes out after the second period and cleanings smooths out the ice. Yeah Yeah so you can get your ass back out there and skate. This dude is it'd be like there is no equivalent. It'd be like if in baseball. Somehow you were allowed to like call in the janitor from from the from the fucking janitorial closet to come pitch relief we'll say though a lot of Zamboni drivers are like Former former players or maybe didn't make you know like the pro team play on like a different team but you get to like still work at the rink and so this check out but it's still like every middle aged dad hockey fan dream right. Yeah it's that's the dream to get called in from the rafters and then be the and it's like if you're GonNa do a sport like where you could literally just be thrown into it and maybe have some success. It's probably goalie in hockey row. No no you have to be willing to get hit in the face by a puck coming at you at like sixty miles per hour but in terms of success rate you know. If you're a relatively robust human. They packed up in there. Jamesy you try to move in or goalie. Oh absolutely no chance in hell on skates in in with my legs and shit like no. Don't do your crouched sliding back and forth craziness now but I'm saying if you put me in the net and you pat me with all the pads like I might stop a puck. It might kill me but I might stop a puck. I've got a chance Korean from the stands. This dude gets paid got paid five hundred bucks and he gets to KEEP HIS JERSEY. Seems like a I mean I would hope. He GETS TO KEEP HIS JERSEY. It's his Jersey keeping the fucking Jersey. Yeah you all took a budget pucks for you. Got a kidney transplant. Fifteen years ago and wasn't sure if he would ever play hockey again he's been a practice goalie with the leafs and the clubs American Hockey League affiliate the Toronto Marlies for the last eight years. So it's not as if it was some random Zamboni driver who's never played hockey before it's like the dude he was doing but it's still incredible. I mean what an experience just ridiculous story. Cool because they want. It wasn't like I got to play a couple of periods that would have been cooling up nine goals. Yeah I didn't happened. They they legitimately won the game so no it's pretty crazy pretty crazy next. Line daredevil mad. Mike cues killed in homemade rocket crash so beyond the loss of the loss of life which is obviously unfortunate recipe daredevil mad Mike Hughes this go wild story this dude. A flatter right yeah. He's like a flatter truth On top of like this rocket building stuff and it's like okay so he built a steam powered rocket that didn't work He was sixty four years. Old Tempting a quote cosmic quest to explore the final frontier on a shoestring budget. That's your problem for the new science channel series titled Homemade Astronauts. No Science Channel. Where do you see the astronauts? They go to NASA in into wherever in Florida not homemade. They don't get made. I saw Tober Sky Fourteen Times in high school. Thanks to whatever that science teachers name was. I had every time came in hung over. You just throw in October sky. We were like okay. Good Jake Gyllenhaal building rockets again. This has a lot to do with author. Watch that in Physics Class. A lot over and over like the dude literally would come in hung over once a week and be like now October sky and just go to sleep on his desk public school westside high school. Shut out the shot at the just the Houston Independent School district in general. They don't pay teachers know and they just don't try hard enough in any of the ways. I think it's like the general problem. It's like they're just just not they don't seem to be trying very hard to create an actual education system as a guy who came through it. I was very confused the entire time but I did see October sky a lot. So Michael Mad. Mike Tragically passed away. I think it was yesterday. He attempted to launch homemade rocket. A fundraising thing right like like. I'm going to space. It's like see how good my rocket isn't give me more money than he's gone. Now he had a goodness book of World Records. One hundred and three foot jump in Lincoln towncar stretch limo on a California speedway that he did in two thousand two. That's so much cooler than being known as a flatter they're like. Why did you have to go into this like shoes own? Yes should've stuck with the car. Jumping th this is a mistake. Obviously it was a mistake. He's gone now but I've always wanted to get a Guinness Book of World Records or just look like I see those videos on instagram. We're race car. Drivers will take a normal person in the car with them. I want to do like one of those but for like You know the daredevils people. I want to fly a hundred and three feet in town car but in the passenger seat in a goalie outfit so that I can't be hurt if the car crashes next Next headline and this one's terrifying a swarm of nearly forty thousand bees attacked police responding to a single report. Why did why would the police respond to a singular basting report who calls the police? For a singular beastie white people the whites. It's always the whites. I got stung. I've been stung one time in my life once right on the left nipple. I was running a I was a camp ozark and I was running in a Hawaiian shirt and I was like fourteen years old in the Hawaiian was unbuttoned. Because I was pimping and a B. flew into my up under there and I was running in it. I just felt it just go and I was I. I went to the nurse or whatever and I had to like it was just this whole situation rubbing on my nipple sexual moment for a child it was just strange anyway That's the only time in my entire life. I have ever been stung by a loss at all one time as we as we said earlier. I've spent time in the outdoors so that I've definitely been stung by bees. Yeah but not forty thousand. No no this is a group of firefighters. Police responding to a bee sting again unclear on how that happens attacked Thursday by a swarm of forty thousand African bees. Three of the first responders were rushed to the hospital again. Why are the first responders to a singular beast? It must have been somebody allergic. Got Bit by one be went down right because you know how when like the anytime. It's like a possible ambulance situation. They're like Cindy fire truck cop or whatever to it's like it must have been that and then they like we're like Whoa. It's took a look see and hear it. Looks like there's maybe one more be over here like took off a panel and we're like God in the whole fucking house filled with bees forty thousand. I like how the beekeepers gag got rid of them. It's like so casual all of these first responders or like forty thousand bees aggressive bees. This beekeeper coming in saving the day safely. Removes the hive so that the bees could not return back to it. Obviously they don't want forty thousand bees up in a residential area. One of them was stung. This is not that bad considering quote no one got worse than the first firefighter who arrived the bees stung him. Seventeen Times. Your data is not that bad. Do you know what I watched the other day that jackass clip from when they put all the bees inside the limo. Oh my and then they put the marples out on underneath the the door. Yes yeah yes I think. All those guys got stung way more times. Oh way way more than seventeen also big shouts to jackass those dudes few of which are dead now. That was the funniest ship. And you can go back and watch those and they are still ridiculously funny pranks these fools were pulling on each other. That should they were making each other. Do doesn't start with What's the guy who got addicted to the air? Spray called. Stevo one of the movie stars Stephen. Putting a mouse costume on his penis snake to bite it. That's how they start the film stupid human tricks all the time seriously and for whatever reason like I can't get enough of that. I'll watch Stevo. Put a mouse costume on his penis and get by snake any day of the week. I think they're making another one no way. I think so that would be. That'd be huge. We need one more one more jackass movie there so there are so old now. Did you ever watch? Cky I did. Yeah I watched a lot of that. Yeah that was like that was too much. It was a lot it was like one. Step away from mainstream before before jackass. Then they figured out like okay. We need this angle. Here's how to be palatable. Yes so that people aren't just like disturbed the whole time but cky was a lot of fun also haggard. The movie is one of the greatest movies ever made just to relate really all this beckoned to jackass somehow anyway. Forty thousand bees. It's not a piece forty thousand feet. It only seventeen for that one. Forty thousand bees seventeen stings huge win huge especially. They were aggressive. They weren't that fucking aggressive if there was forty thousand women. They only got seventeen times happy for everyone that survived and huge. Save by this beekeeper. Beekeeper beekeepers are doubt be keeper. I had a friend who in college as a beekeeper for like this kind of big honey brand and Georgia no way. Yeah and he. He's like the coolest person I've ever met and was like I think you just have to be a cool person to be. It'd be a beekeeper. Yeah he's still like study wolves and then he became a beekeeper and now he leads Symphony Orchestra. Dude people do really interesting shit with their lives. You just have to like look around. Yeah but that guy was like I'm going to study the wolves. Yeah he tracked wolves in like a national park for a year. Nominee do symphonies. Que Get that guy on the show. We need a beekeeper a furry beekeeper that has to exist right. If you're into those suits come on come on Fisher one of them. Here's the let me give doing proper credit to this? Professional beekeeper climbed a ladder which up to this the roof of a four story Hampton Inn. Okay sprayed the bees with co two and foam extinguishers to safely. Remove them from this area. Huge save beekeeper. Good on you next segment. Final segment always dues. Clams and cockles teaser. So on last week's episode of OCC otherwise known as oysters clams and cockles. It's our television and film. Podcast here bowling media. My Co host Mr Barrot Dudley and I we ranked our top five Brad Pitt movies of all time. This is the thing we do. We pick an actor and actress here and they're not every episode but a lot of them and we do their top five and I wanted to share with you today. Our conversation ranking those movies. Which would it begins. Here's the reason why the main reason why I wanNA share it. It begins with a total misread. Leading one of the funniest moments in the history of oysters. Clams and cockles and a larger debate. Which which is raging on on twitter at the moment and Instagram Let me preface. This by saying Berry has been one of my best friends for seventeen years like many people know each other better than me and this dude know each other like I know dude very very well and never in a million. Us saw this coming. Okay here here. Here's your quit all right now. It's time to do a A top five. I really hype. This is the top of the show. Did you did? There's a reason for that. This man recently received his First Academy award acting. You're talking about Bradley Pittsburgh Yeah you may know him Brad Pitt. That's how I know that's how I've been saved in my. That's all I have is number saved on my phone. Yeah you guys have the same hairstylist. All right that's right Brad Pitt. Did recently one when best supporting actor for his role in once upon a time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino's film that we covered movie club on Patriot Dot com slash clams cockles. A few months back had a great time thoroughly enjoyed it. Brad Pitt's top five movies or where we're GONNA do today. We've been doing top five characters and their sporadically Top-five actors and actresses rather and. We've arrived at Mr Pitt. Now what I found when I was digging through several dozen lists of Brad. Pitt's best movies best Brad Pitt Movies Brad Pitt's best dramas. Brad Pitt's best comedies. Blaby booby what I found Barrett. Is it of everyone we've done so far? This is far and away the most difficult for me and what I believed to be. Perhaps the most impressive resume beyond well beyond what I imagined in my head. Yeah it's it's deep. He goes way back and I think that I don't exactly know when this was but there there. There was a narrative maybe it was the early two thousands early to mid two thousands where their lowest kind of like a narrative is like. Is Brad Pitt? Really a good actor thing. Yeah sort of came into players. He just really hot. Yeah exactly. Yeah but but that's certainly not what you gather when you look at this guys. I'm page you know what I mean. It's just like shattered that that reputation. He's only yeah right and and Yeah I it's it's it's deep. It's great I think that we've we talked a little bit about it when we talked about once upon a time in Hollywood. But here's what let me let me say this though. Great but it's it's what will start going through this list of his movies and then we'll gather our top five from it What what I find when I started to go through. It's not that there's like this insane amount of my favorite movies ever. It's there's an insane amount of very high quality movies or good movies like there's a lot of movies I would rewatch have re watched many many times like in every different category. You could imagine really to and and you know you. This will be par for the course for me but there are a lot of like ones that I know are really really famous. That you've probably seen that I haven't seen or if I have. It was many many years ago and I don't I don't really like like I can't just throw one out there. I can't really comment interview with the vampire but I know it's like supposed to be great. It's super famous. It's a good movie. I mean he's not one of my. It doesn't make my legends of the fall. Really good movie. I thought you know I. Also it's like okay. You have to watch that one at some point so anyways so I just feel like my personal relationship with Brad. Pitt is more with his like his more modern his newer stuff. Yeah Watch legends fall. Make sure you catch it on on. Tbs when you have like the flu or horrific food poisoning or something that caused you to not be able to leave the house because it will take up the whole eight hours sixteen hour movie and with commercials and a half days long Gotcha. That's great we'll get you through everything better to now. Yeah but yeah and I think the other kind of interesting thing is what I was about to say in regards to our discussion around once upon a time in Hollywood is how he another piece of his acting. Career part of that part of the narrative now is like Brad Pitt is a good leading man but he is also an awesome character actor when he wants to be yes. He's carried some shit but some like just the most the best most awesome pieces of acting work from him are when he's in like these smaller roles. I'll give you my has and just has like something more obscure chew on. I'll give you my favorite one ever may argue the best one of his that he's ever done for me it's snatch. He's the Parkey boxer. Yeah he's not a main character yup but he is a main character. Who's the main character in that movie and you can't understand God damn where he says. It's an incredibly random eccentric character to do that has like athleticism tied in and he fucking kills it. Yes what parts of the movie in any of the like. He's right. He's Great in an ensemble as well so he and he's seemingly does not have any problem with not being the top billed guy correct Sort of throughout his career. If you look back so let's talk about some of the older ones like okay. One of the First Times peop- Brad Pitt was on a big screen. Was True Romance Right. He just plays that stonier sort of like a classic American character. Now Floyd Yeah And then he was in like a few things here and there back in the nineties were hard like was seven in the ninety S. Was that in the nine hundred ninety five so that was an example of one where you saw sort of the chops. It started to develop What he doesn't he doesn't like kill that role. I'll say this so the the the movie I know this just from like reading about him. The movie that like put him on the map like as a name. Okay was Thelma Louise. He's it's a very small part right and then it was like Holy Shit and then I this is. It's it's weird the memories that you can carry out of your childhood but my dad who Was like in when I was growing up. We did a lot of this as well but like we tied our own ties. We went fly fishing. Colorado we went on like these these outdoor trips like this certainty so so ninety. Two's a river runs through. It was also another big one and I remember. I remember that that one was like who is this man. He is the most beautiful person living currently like. I was acknowledged that point. What is this guy going to do now? He was that was. You're exactly right. That was sort of experience with Brad. Pitt was like okay. I see this dudes clearly the shit. Well now yeah. And so then he did. Then he did interview with the vampire legends of the fall and seven on ninety four ninety five so he had a nice little role. There already like. Because I'll watch any of them shits again there. Yeah meet Joe. Black is sort of a random one seven seven years. I mean yet. How about this interview with the Vampire? Legends of the fall seven twelve monkeys sleepers seven years into bed of sleep. Meet Joe Black. Right into fight club and snatch I mean and that's where they get really really gnarly is when you get into the latest stuff you dude. He started to really figure out how to pick him. And he also got into the production and directing cited things right which really helps clearly helped with his understanding because my gut so like I'll say the last one. That was a big big movie. That Brad Pitt was the leading man that I walked away and I was like the curious case of Benjamin Button. Where does that even sit in anybody's movie lexicon? What the hell was that if you go back and even read the Synopsis? It's legitimately insane. They attempted to pull this movie off. He Ages in reverse. I've got you dropped a bombshell on you right now. I don't care if you've never seen it. It's my number one Benjamin Button. Is You won? Brad Pitt movie ever I okay. Why need you? I need your case? Curious case of how that you number one okay. First of all you should know that he was nominated for best actor Per In in that movie was he really. Yeah and I think. The movie was nominated for best picture as well. Okay number one. It is for me you know. I love loneliest number. Yeah it's probably it number one movie of all time via KITSAP five. Yeah incredibly well acted in for me. I think it was the first time that I was like. Oh Shit like Brad Pitt really can be like a quote unquote actor more than Cy Candy. Yeah you know second okay. I can say that as far as like I love the message of the movie. They're like there. There's a there's a quote from this book in the movie about basically never being scared to like no matter how old you are to look at Your Life. Say to yourself. This is not what I want or what I want to be doing and have the courage to change it right so so as far as like kind of Corny in spoke chicer- put it on my pinterest board type. Shit I love. This movie has to say okay second or third. It's I it's for me. On my overall list of movies I think it's criminally underrated. I can't believe soil over so I give I give it A. I think I gave it extra love because I think people do have like you know now. A lot of people don't don't think it's a great movie and to be fair. Wouldn't shock me if it was in your top five Brad Pitt. Movies does shock me that it's your number one just considering the company also to be fair. I haven't watched curious case of Benjamin Button since college. Probably I was a completely different human being. I might love it now. Also to be fair guy who complains about movies being long. That movie is long at Hell. It is it is. Is it David Venture the curious case of Benjamin that makes a Lotta sense had? That's yeah yeah there you go up the I'm just confirming that before. We Yep directed by David fincher screen. Play by Eric. Roth Eric Roth. What was the deal? How's it work? He aged backwards. So He's born all this hell. Yeah the end of the movie. He's a baby. Yes yes it. It's weird but but the but as far as out there concepts go okay. It's really really fascinating. Like the love of his life like their relationship ends because because he's an Arab because they're moving an opposite direction so keep even though they both even though they both like fall in love when they're thirty years old or whatever they then have to deal with this with the fact of what's happening is that he is like aging to become a young boy. She is becoming an old older woman. So it's just like it's a different problem. I don't know it. Just it's really. You should definitely watch. I'll watch it because I will. I will all right since it's your number. I respect that I feel like I fucking half two especially after. I just literally pooped on it again. I just I'll add. I think I probably give it extra love because I know that there's a lot. It's not universally loved right no to clearly not clearly okay. Let me throw out some other really good ones. See if any of the major top five okay and And the ones that didn't make mind but they've really good. Okay moneyball really good Brad Pitt. Movie Fantastic baseball movie. Joan Hills. Awesome minute to this. Was One of the ones where I was like. Yeah this guy can carry for sure. He's he's bad ass he can do a character. You can kill it billy. Beane billy beane. And that's that's his other Acting nominee for four in the at the Academy Awards. It's not it's not in my top five but it's on it's definitely honorable mentions great film I recently watched Astra have you watched. I have not. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also get by. Got a lot of heat But if you're GONNA smoke weed and watch a Brad Pitt. Movie for three hours is not a bad way to spend your time at all I was. I thought it was cool. The message in particular of it was cool cheesy corny silly little. Yes sure but I love that or spaceship man. Yeah put Brad Pitt. Outer-space howdy in there. How did it compare? Because he in the trailer is always gave me like big interstellar vibes. How did it compare I it borrows from some like the similar. It plays with some stuff like that. But it's not I wouldn't even not okay other than that. They're both in outer space. It reminded me more. That clooney movie wasn't there one where he was in outer space. Everybody's been our space recently. Solarz was or gravity. Gravity gravity does Sandra bullock but he has a small role in small but important. No spoilers anyway. That was really good. I like that. Astra in the music in particular. I just thought it was a good movie. Man I really liked it but it's not my top burn after Reading Really Fun Really Fun movie. I love everything. Those dudes make Yup Brad Pitt's character's fucking hysterical. Yep The overly intense like Howdy doody workout trainer love it. I don't know if it was the I don't know if it's the first time that he ever took a role like this. But that one stands out to me is the first time there's like. Oh Brad Pitt that that was like not only is he one of the best looking dudes in the world. Now he's a he's totally willing to kind of like make fun of his public persona and play play dumb ass and just kind of like do these kind of quirkier roles you WanNa know one. That's great for him that I had to go back and watch the that. I've mentioned before that I need to go back and see again is the big short. Doesn't make my top five and it's one that I I must have seen it at a weird time or something so the big short is because it didn't. It didn't stick with me well enough. It's not that I didn't enjoy the movie. It's that I don't really remember it. Frankly the big short is one of my all time favorite movies certainly of the last ten years certainly the two thousand eighteen Brad Pitt off. It does not because this is one of those ones. Where Brad Pitt plays a? That's an ensemble movie. Yeah there are a couple of main guys issue. Mostly Steve Carell and Christian Bale. He's now one of the main guys and then like be characters Ryan Gosling and then he's like a C- character even it's like even count sorta so it almost doesn't count. It's another one. Where like the guy that he's like it's kind of unexpected thing he pops up and he's playing like this. I think he's like an older professor. That is really random. Really knows the stock game. Yeah he's going to help. Stocks stocks does dunks. And he's awesome like it's he's perfect but it's not but it can't be in my top five because he's on screen for fifteen minutes. Basically have you seen the assassination of Jesse James by the coward? Robert Fort never seen it. I have many people. Consider this to be one Brad. Pitt's best films that a fan okay. Slowest Goddamn Western. I love Western's man. I just didn't really liked this movie. I don't know why not in my top five. Needless to say Which I think he directed as well. Did you see that one now? I wanted to see that and then it just. That's one that slipped by. Oh wait no. It's not one director but I did see it and I really enjoyed it. Not In my top five. But it's one that certainly fits into my good ass Brad Pitt movies from the past ten years that I would assure watch if it was on TV. And I enjoyed thoroughly. When I watched the like give me give me Marion Marion Cotillard. I could see yard. Marion County. Artsy and Brad Pitt in any movie. Yeah I'll watch. I want to watch them together. Allied was cool. Shit loved it Fury on a similar note. Very cool movie. That is the one directed. If I'm not mistaken okay. I'm just going to say directed. Everyone Corona fury was really good. Not In my top five bad ass war movie different story. I hadn't heard before cool angle very well executed. Awesome movie So again you start to see this list of really solid films. He's built over the past several years in particular and Then we can get into the ones that did hit my top five. I'll give you my number one. I after much debate my number one Brad Pitt. Movie is inglorious bastards. And it's it's like almost like once upon a time in Hollywood can't be in front of that for me because inglorious bastards sort of set the table for the Quentin Tarantino. Brad Pitt relationship for that to even develop into once upon a time and I love how ridiculous his his character is in the movie. Yeah I have inglorious bastards is three and it's possible that it's recently bias there enough. I just in all in all. It's a really loved the movie that I have planned with World War Two. I love what Tarintino does but in particular Brad Pitt's character so fun and ridiculous and wild in going around carvings watt because Nazis heads. And it's just it's just next level. Yeah so that's my number. One number two is snatch even with him being a character. That's not on screen the whole movie. It's such a bad ass role in. It really changed like it was one of those movies that got me to be more into movies. When I saw snatch I was like shit dude this is crazy. I like it was like an adrenaline rush. Because that's what his all what's his name. The do that makes these movies wherever he was guy. Guy Ritchie Yeah Guy Ritchie movies It's just like the whole time. You're on the edge of your seat in. Its just non stop. That's a good point snatch came out in two thousand so we were around. Fourteen years old and Thirteen fourteen. Yes and super impressionable. Time impressionable time period. And I think if I remember it correctly it's like one of the first are rated movies that my parents like not only let me go see but I think I went with them. They were okay with they were okay. Yeah because of the cussing and most of it you couldn't understand 'cause the accents anyway so you were good and so it definitely was is one of those it as far as movies in your formative years ago. It's one of those that's like. Oh man movies can be crazy totally something that I knew. Nothing about and didn't know to expect out of nowhere completely. Random crazy carriers come in and out of nowhere wild lines. Yeah Yeah it was just the first movie like that I'd ever seen snatches one of my favorite movies. And as a result it bumps it up my list all the way to number frigging to fight club's number three I dude. I could've put it at one I could have put it. Fight Club is just such a good movie and it's again it's so original and crazy. Obviously it's based on a book and I think that's why I ended up bumping it down some but his character in it is awesome. It's one of the defining roles of his career if not the most defining role of his career up to that point. Right Fight Club. Changed the whole Brad Pitt. Like it was like more bad boy less pretty boy more bad boy And it's just one of the most fun movies ever made just ridiculous and I love both those actors to Despite what went anywhere on your list it does not so two things I've only ever seen. Fight Club via Cape like cable TV with commercials. Yeah Okay so I've never sat down. Started Fight Club in watched all the way through wild. It's probably in the. It probably makes the top ten movies that I need of like that are on that list. I need to sit down and watch this movie all the way through to have it in my. I'm a guy that talks about film now Yeah Repertoire. For sure is awesome. You need to watch that Shit. I also commercial. I also really don't like Edward Norton Really. Yeah Oh man I really like. We're just not like I. I know he's like a perfectly nice dude good actor but he does absolutely nothing for me as far as like magnetism. Onscreen Yeah. I you know what? It's not necessarily that. I disagree with that but he has Brad Pitt in this movie so works but also I'll say American history. Ice Is pretty incredible movie but other than that. I don't have a whole lot of Ed Norton or Ed Norton. Movies up in my. You know it's like it's possible. Also sometimes you cannot separate an actor from a movie. Yeah it his character and rounders. It's like I just can't do it. I'll wow that might have been it. You know wow maybe that's it. Maybe it just can't let go under. Scare was so good that he ruined himself for you. Crush the rule so hard. My number four is once upon a time in Hollywood. I got it in there. I want to see it again too because I think it might be higher. It's one of those ones. Were like we had so much going on this past six months I loved the movie. I don't know where it's GonNa sit for me yet. Rankings wiser in terms of longevity and then buried my number five to close it out and this was a very difficult decision leaving out. Ocean's eleven twelve thirteen You know that that was. That was tough. The tree of life not even discussing it not even mentioning it. My number five though is undoubtedly troy okay and troy could have been my number one and I'm not joking yet. So if just given the first few seconds of the lead up there that was my guess for your number five. Yeah it is. It's it's on my list like it's bolted in. I have honorable mention next to okay. 'cause I almost put it. I almost put it in. I give me your top five so my mind to repeat real quick inglorious bastards snatch fight club once upon a time troy yes so ours are pretty similar. I have from one to five the curious case of Benjamin Button once upon and once upon a time in Hollywood at number two inglorious bastards at three and again like I said like that could easily be recency bias by go. Watch HIM BACK TO BACK. Maybe feel differently. Sure but I just I just loved what he did with the film and he's so it was just amazing like you know you watch me awards. They gave that little segment a clip somewhere. Probably during the nominations. Where we're one of the killers walks in and he's like oh I remember you. You were talking about something like Austin Butler. The that's the actor he's like the dark knight is coming and he's like Noah's dumber than that is just like he's so funny into to anyway. That was my number two inglorious badges at three. Say this snatch at four for me. The piketty is just an Alzheimer. I mean blue. Yeah you like Dagmar. And then I have the oceans franchise at five because is bumped troy. Man It yeah. A bump troy that's fair for you. They they do similar things for me in. Like the Pantheon like Brad Pitt. As a as like an icon at this point his like coolness outweighs how attractive he is for me now for sure in those two movies are like the two pillars of those character of his of those two characteristics. Troy is like he's sex on a plate sure. They covered in oil for the whole movie yet. Oceans is like. Is there anybody cooler than this dude? Walking into a room snacking on chips at all times like like who is cooler than Brad Pitt. Casually walking into a room cools a fucking cucumber. Just like pop and chips into his mouth or whatever you know what I mean I like that side of him gains more to me at this stage of his career than the you know the this dude is almost too looking that would be the main deterrent deterrent for me pursuing a relationship. Yeah Yeah I'm with you I get it I get it ocean's eleven and troy. I get that that was going to be a battle for you. And it makes sense. That Ocean Ocean Franchise one out and for me. It's makes sense at troy one out because I I've watched that I've watched look oceans. I like the movies. It's something about him. Know where they were. Never my favorite like. I never loved him. I really enjoy him. I've seen him on multiple times. I watched them when they're on TV and shit usually around the holidays But for whatever reason they just never were my favorite favorite. I think because the first one was so good. And then it. Kinda bummed me out that it became this like nine movie franchise or whatever I don't know But Troy on the other hand. I've watched intentionally on blu-ray or streaming thirty times. Yeah yeah and it's just such a good movie but without him it's dog shit and what you realize. Well you know what I'm GonNa fucking cancel that take. The last time I watched troy. I was like what the Hell I do not remember this many good actors being in this movie. Brian Cox Agamemnon non. Eric Bana Right is great actors all over the place. Yeah never mind. Cancel the trip. The take the trash take about troy being awful without Brad Pitt. But in terms of what he brings to the movies by far and away the MVP film the opening scene with him with were there like listen. You bring out your best guy and bring on my best guide. We'll save all these men's lives and he's like fabric. I don't know what it was and the dude comes out and it's like a nine foot tall. Yeah voided up. Hgh Monster. He's a giant with no hair a giant. And then Agamemnon or whatever one of the guys he's like The kids and Achilles isn't there because he's super naked to Babes and some kids run and go get him and bring him out and then he's all like bitchy. Who is boss? Like fuck you dude. I was sleeping. Bring me out here to fight people and Shit and then he runs in like casually actually starts to spread towards the dude. Like it's like from fucking what was not as what's the one where people sprint at each other and get out get out like that really cash. Nobody's ever looked better. Sprinting than that dude. In that they have not and then he just does this the jump stab the jump stab at jumping up in an actual battle. You'd be swatted aside like a flight but it was. It's just from the get-go he sets the tone choice. It should have been my number one the way. I'm talking about it Benjamin Button. What on it's literally fucking believable. I am still shook still shook you've seen Benjamin Button. Of course right. I don't think I've seen the whole thing. Oh it's like seventeen hours long napped in the middle. Yeah Book Up. During the ages of like seventy to fifty probably as he reversed age back to a baby because that was the movie literally. Brad Pitt played the baby. Someone said the other day I can't I I think it was on like that. Caccia and Trixie Drag Queen Shaw they. They're like I wanNA reverse Benjamin Button and they're like isn't that just Aj just aging normally or more word Progression yeah no that about Brad. Pitt's like face turned old and then put on a little person and then a baby. I'm not in on Benjamin Button Bro. It wasn't in my top five. It was man's number one. I recorded this dude this week. I've got to look in the. I know that this happened. I mean it says number one Brad Pitt. Movie though too clear breath still an insane. Choice like Brad Pitt has legit movies. And he picked Benjamin Button the movie where he reverse ages back into a baby. You see that's crazy shimmy. Anyway I hope you enjoyed the clip from OCC listened oysters. Cockles or watch it. On YOUTUBE DOT com slash media. Listen wherever Rb P is available. That will do it for today's show. 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Blow-Drying These Pits

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Blow-Drying These Pits

"The you bye. Welcome to episode two hundred and sixty nine of the Ross Bohlin podcast otherwise known as rvp two six nine presented by bowling media. I'm your host. Of course Ross. Bohlin joined today by semi regular producer. But first time co host here on RB PENIS MARIAH GOSSIP GOSSIP. Yes you're crushed it. He did it are you doing. I'm good I know I sit in here. I'm the an unseen character screen character you are. You're we've spent hours in this room together many many hours. That's true. Probably like thirty plus hours probably and we know almost nothing about each other. I know just in passing and then I get to learn a lot about you through the show. Yeah Yeah it's really unfair right. I guess so. I have to ask you a few questions all right. It's time to quickly change that with shallow small talk. Let's do it with the introduction of the First of all where are you from? I'm actually from Canada from British Columbia. Showed UP Yeah Canadian. I am A. Are you still doing I in Canada the? Us doesn't like when you have dual citizenship. So do they not know they want? They want us to only be American. But I didn't know this. I hold a- An American passport. Yes a Canadian birth certificate. I have a great love for the Canadian people not just because of It's it's the accents a lot of. It's the accents. But also the general the general outlook on the world. And then there's like a a sub version of that that we have in Minnesota. Yes we have like. Knock off Canadian. And they're the best Minnesota's my second State where we're pretty nice people. We like saying sorry a lot. Sorry sorry story okay. So you're from Canada. What Brij how'd you get here? How did you get? What brought you to Austin. Yeah I lived in the states for a long time a preface that I lived in Florida Georgia now Austin but I Moved to Austin for a job so I I used to manage an office of all those people who come knocking on your door talking about politics. Oh great yeah. Those annoying people. I used to teach them how to be those annoying people. Oh God it's my job you worse than Jordan. Belfort who taught people how to cold call. Yes right. Is that person but it was hard work and now I now I just pretty stuff. That's that's a nice transition. Yeah what do you do outside of producing here at permanent record? I produce lots of other podcasts. So I probably work on like fifteen podcasts. Yeah fifteen yeah too. Many but fifteen is a lot. So what have you thought about a piece of for having only been introduced to the show as a result of working at the studio where we record producing now? You know many several episodes which impression I mean I really appreciate all them and talk. I think it's important you know. I have a brother who suffers from a severe mental illness. And so I think it's an important conversation so I appreciate that and then you have like one of the catchy as theme songs. Yes I mike and I are routinely talk about how that song get stuck in our head like a walk. Like being he did. It's Same O'hare the kid who made it is is incredibly talented and still to this day like you play before the show starts tonight here In it still like make me smile. How absurd it is and how many people are singing on the track. I'm not sure how it any of it was done But yeah it's Okay okay good so you appreciate the Mental Health. Talk and you love. The theme. Song shouts to San Mohair where Mariah were excited. I'm excited to do our first episode together. Let's go to six united brought to you by liquid liquid. I've been supporting the show forever. You know them for their hydration multiplier that we all love but did you know half of Americans report that they fight with daily fatigue? Maybe recognize some of the signs of Low Energy decreased focus. Lack of motivation. Poor mood unhappiness. Who wants these things nobody liquid? 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We had this fact checking in turn Natalie who made a mistake and she's not been fired although I think she may have thought she was fired because I have not heard from her since the recording of the last episode and as a result I have no men's for episode to sixty eight so suffice it to say President Abraham Lincoln did not enjoy retirement. Richard Nixon did not enjoy impeachment. The population of China's one point four three nine billion I segment insane headlines of the day so One of the things we like to do here on our VP is is grab some insane headlines from the recent news cycle and talk about them. Here's first Mark Zuckerberg reportedly gets his armpits blow dried before speeches. That sounds like every woman deodorant commercial I've ever seen. They always have the girl like in the bathroom with her. Armpit under the hairdryer. And I'm like one that's hot. That's that's defeating the purpose. Yes hot air hot air. I see with the blow dryer. You have the option for like cool air bike. Sure but no you can't no you can't do hot air on your sweaty armpit. Also no one has ever done that. Why is that a movie troop I don't know? I don't think I've ever done that. My Life I. I've Seen Whitney Cummings on her instagram. She'll put pads in her shirts under her arms because she thought so much. I'm not A. I'm not a sweaty person. You a sweater I mean I wear. I wear jackets like all the time. So it's hard to tell I mean yes but no one can tell Okay well as long as you keep it to yourself you know. I have like a weird thing where I don't sweat to the point that it's a problem now. My mom has it too. It's like genetic so I mean we live in Texas. Have my whole life. It's hot shit outside. You need to sweat to keep yourself cool like when running in such which. I don't do often but when I do. I don't sweat problematic. Apparently it'll be a bigger problem when I'm older so far nothing's happened. It's very nice in fact thoroughly. Enjoy it so far. Apparently it's going to possibly be pro- Yeah so Zach. No one should be shocked by this. This guy's a Weirdo robot. Cyborg human. He apparently has his armpits blow dried before big speeches. There's a new book out that claims this. It just seems silly because I feel like in public speaking. You end up sweating more as soon as you start speaking right right. It's not the sweat that you already have. That's going to be the problem mark. It's this what you're gonNA create. You're out there. Well that's why I feel like this might not be like a legit legit. I mean we did. It was on like the New York Post will then. Of course it got questionable it got run with everywhere Yeah no and denying it like the this. Isn't someone actually. There's here's A. Here's a quote from facebook spokesperson to a business insider when presented with the clam quote. I doubt this is true. If so it would have been at our communications teams request but surely anyone who has ever won. Great t shirt can relate so. Don't wear t shirts. Yeah I guess I guess it's listen. Zuckerberg the odds of this being true to Mir about ninety percent still based on everything. I know about this guy and in this being in some book by Steven Levy. Facebook the inside story. If it's in a book I believe it anything in a book. Any book any book any book you know. They say like don't believe everything you see. Don't believe everything you read online. I believe everything I read in a book like that. Zombie like Jane Austen Book Hundred Percent Real thousand percent. That's part of history. Yeah Oh One one one more piece of this story. They apparently shared this Report about Zuckerberg with with the twitter. Ceo Jack Dorsey. Who said that? He has never asked his employees to blow dry his pits but would be quite happy to provide that service for anyone on our comes team if needed good to know. Do you work at twitter our next insane headline NFL linemen busted with one hundred and fifty seven pounds of weed. Faces Up to twenty years in prison is a widely reported on story this this former Cleveland browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson and free agent wide receiver. Kwan Bray were arrested yesterday at a checkpoint near the United States and Mexico border actually earlier this week and They had one hundred fifty seven pounds a week on them. Okay now this is ridiculous for many many reasons but let me just start by saying one hundred fifty seven pounds. A week moved through the United States at this point. Is it really that big of a deal illegally? You shouldn't really big of a deal me. I don't think it's that big of a deal but I think customs and border patrol things. It's a big deal. A very very allegedly do because they're trying to get these dudes with like a maximum of twenty years so yeah they weren't even like crossing the Mexican border or anything like that. Though it was this was at a checkpoint near Sierra Blanca Texas eighty three miles southeast of Paso in a border patrol agent with a drug. Sniffing dog detected the cinema marijuana so they like called it in to the next station. Or whatever where they inspected the vehicle and found several large duffle bags containing vacuum sealed. Black bags containing what tested positive is marijuana. also thirty-one Earth. I'm sorry three thousand one hundred dollars in cash which is also nothing if you're if you're riding around with that much we'd right or if you're an NFL player or if you're an NFL play that's like meek. Getting caught them reporting that they busted me with thirty pounds of cocaine and I had eight dollars in cash. Because what the Hell But I I just don't get if you were going to risk this. Assume this level of risk why would you? Why are you moving pot? It semi legal like this is just a strange move in twenty twenty. If you're someone who has that kind of money aren't you hiring other people to do it? That's the other thing for. Why are you driving it yourself? You can't slice off two percent for some guy to drive for you. Right like strategically this is idiotic. Then again here's it really just comes down to the NFL thing. Somebody needs to do this because this is how we get our shit in Austin. Somebody's driving it from California. You think they're growing this shit here. Nope it comes from California and Colorado but most of its from California. And somebody's gotTa do it. I just didn't think it was former. Nfl players risking it. All for this system hundred and fifty seven pounds a week in one car. Look I spent a lot of time around. We'd fucking one ounce of weed. The smell cannot be contained by any man made means one hundred and fifty seven pound. You're going to smell that car. Come on how the hell do you think you get? If you pulled over over doesn't matter how vacuum-sealed your shit is. It doesn't matter I've got my shit given to me in fucking smell proof baggies that I put inside of smell. Proof containers literally like scientifically fucking made by like former NASA scientists to make it smell proof. I don't even know if that's true But it's like hardcore. It still doesn't work so no I don't believe in any amount of vacuum sealing can contain a hundred and fifty seven pounds of twenty twenty. We'd we're not talking about. It's like the fucking seventies in the driving around with. Cheech and Chong Swag this is. This is the shit that did smells. It smells very very very strongly. Anyway Kid was twenty seven phase in twenty years so stupid seems like a silly risk. Seems like a silly risk but we still like arrest people for Marijuana. Yeah hopefully they'll get I don't know hopefully they don't get anything near any anything new. Hope they don't get any time at all. They should just pay a massive fine. Yea for attempting to do something insanely idiotic. That's it They also found twenty three Mason Jars. A cancelling machine an electric scale and then the thirty one hundred dollars in cash was just in one of the guys genes than while in custody agents observed. A text notification on Robinson's so phone. Oh no contact listed as quote grow house indoor. Kinda give them a better name. What are you doing what are you doing? Also I love that okay so when you get arrested they take your phone and they put it in a plastic bag put it in into the storage bins. So you can get it when you pay bail and get out or whatever that means while the cop was bagging dudes phone. He happened to get a text from the grow house for right then and the cop was just looking at the phone. Like you've gotta be shitting me. He labeled it grow house. Indoor like at least just put like little tree emojis then as the name in something clever come with it. Come on what the Fuck Grow House? Indoor goodness Last and final headline Papa. John's founder. I didn't eat forty pizzas in thirty days. We as a country nay a world have spent the last like what since the fucking super bowl talking about the hilarious and swift downfall of C- Former CEO of Papa. John's John Schnatter Schnatter. But a name and in the in the in the ridiculous interview he gave where he claimed to have eaten forty pizzas and thirty days in a gravelly voice. That made it sound like they had used like a a voice modulator on him. Maybe it's all the dairy. That's what I assumed crease coding. Now he comes out and says this is the case. Here's The sub on this headline by the way the ousted. Ceo of the pizza giant. John Schnatter says the verb had isn't the same as eaten and claims he was just inspecting the dozens of pies dude. We spent months discussing this months. Now you come out and say it wasn't even true former Papa John's CEO. John schnatter tried to clarify his wild statement that implied the more than one poll Pi Day for a month in criticizing the pizza giant. He wants controlled back in November schnatter told WDR BE A fox affiliate in Louisville Kentucky that he had quote over forty pizzas in the last thirty days. Which is a quote that will never be erased from our pop culture lexicon by the way that's permanent their t shirts and shit. It's over I don't care if it's not true it might as well be true to finish and concluded the Papa John is quote not the same pizza quote since his ouster he says. Well I didn't say I hadn't eaten forty pizzas and thirty days. I said I had forty pizzas and thirty days. Like why wouldn't you just say I inspected forty pizzas and no one knows no one knows and and now everyone of course online is going to town saying why did he fuck forty pizzas and thirty days. What does he mean he had them? I mean the twitter surrounding this guy to twitter buzz surrounding this guy and his every statement at this point is ridiculous so apparently he's being interviewed here and admitting all this in the host pushes back accusing schnatter of playing fast and loose with pizza lingo fast and loose with pizza. I mean. Do we really care this much. No due to care this match. Maybe but then he gets defensive. Hold on we're going to split hairs here when I said I had a pizza that means I ate it then. He pulled out a picture of a pizza. Instead had usually means he's inspecting a pie or eating just part of it quote when I said I had a pizza it means I'm inspecting. I'm not eating every pizza. I may be eating. Parts of pizzas see is become more important. Now that you know the details right. Don't you feel like this is says? Eat Pizza Gate is ridiculous. Oh my God schnatter said. He now eats about eight or nine slices a week but that he used to down twelve fifteen slices a week when he was running Papa. John's now here's my response to this story. There have been points in my life where I more than twelve to fifteen slices a week. I am disgusted that this dude pretends that he can comment on anybody's pizza experience when he's never lost more than that. That's that's not enough. He'd never took the shit series. He's he was never as deep in the Pizza Games. He thought he was his self images off. I'm more of a pizza. God than this man. This man is nothing twelve to fifteen a week when he was running. Papa John's dude if I was running papa. John's thirty minimum a week thirty P. slices slices easy the fuck out here now. It's eight or nine sizes week straight up the past four months. I've averaged above that. I'm serious every time I had a pizza. I have over eight slices right. Eat the whole fucking whole thing any stone college kid is out doing that tenfold. Yeah this is pathetic. This is a sad performance. This man should be shunned further further than he already has. I'm disgusted by the Papa. A man I once respected turned a racist now liar and fraud next segment. Mom appreciation rant. Segue this does anyone in the world and from Papa. Mama you go. Hey so I didn't pay me the big dollar family mom and pop stores so I had coffee with a mom this morning. She is a one year old daughter. Everytime I hang out with a parent this happens but it just reminded me of something. That still doesn't get enough. Shine in fact is weird like we as a society. We kind of openly accept the mocking of the whole like mother. Being the hardest job in the world thing at this point like there's lots of comics. Get Away with bits about this. And I'm like what I don't know how they became. Okay but it really is a thing which is spurred me even further to want to do this segment being in charge of another human being's life conceptually. When most of the people I can't even take care of themselves is so insane like I'm a thirty two year old man who I consider myself to be at least fairly smart but even with the challenges I face in my own life daily. It's very difficult for me to imagine being in charge of another life and I know it's one of those things where you're everybody feels like. They're never really ready for it until you're actually forced to be ready for it but still just like a fundamental standpoint. The responsibility of motherhood is so heavy. It's hard for me to wrap my head around. And here's the thing. Here's the reason is different from fatherhood. Here's the thing I've come to understand. Further and further even as a guy who does not have kids yet Just from observing my friends and family who do have kids and and their their relationships to those kids in each other Because here's the thing for the pain. And suffering and injustice women injure that differentiates them from from men. The payoff that I have now. At least as a man started to understand is in the bond you women share with the human offspring that we produce together that can't be replicated guys don't have that obviously but it's like that is such a different deal. You grow the new humans inside you and then literally they are born from you. It's bananas they pop out of you. What that's not. That's not something men can ever understand or share in and it's the unmistakable payoff for all the other seemingly shitty shakes women getting life in my opinion which is not something. I ever really had like a thing to measure right as it dude. That's always like the. It's always framed up for us growing up like man. I'm so lucky guy. No periods no getting pregnant. No worrying about sexism in the workplace getting paid more and she really hit the Jackpot here but there is some level of pay off. There is some level of balance to it is all. I'm saying at least a little bit that I didn't recognize before Maria thoughts. I mean I don't know I have a lot of thoughts. I'm not a mom either is the other thing. I have no desire to have children so I might be a little jaded on these things but I will say that even I can. I've got reproductive organs so I can have an opinion about it but The other thing I find very interesting is even with more equity that we've had in like the workplace right and like more dads who stay at home. They're still an imbalance of like Emotional Labor and Labor in the home so it was like even if both parents work and maybe even the dad works less. Usually the woman is still doing majority of household responsibilities. Just out of What not enough. Time removed from tradition. I I don't really I don't know I think that's it. Honestly it's like agenda. It's like when you get it takes so many generations before concept is totally removed or broken or changed right and that's just like society. The way we were structured for so many decades was women. Do the work in American homes. Yeah Tha toppling. The paycheck is a long long term project. Hey we're working on it. Working semi twitter by toppling the Patriarchy daily. I'm just trying to stay as disconnected from it as I can from the Patriarchy but I'm in. Yeah we're all in it. We're all in it anyway. I hope that I also. I also hope that we as a society learn more from like Queer and gay relationships in how to manage Like emotional and household labors. Because I think it's an interesting way to view relationships. The dynamic is just totally different right right. It's totally different. I think we should all just queer up our relationships and we'd all be better people so it's just what so what that would be setting the baseline at like no sex. No like pre pre. Whatever you wouldn't come in with any gender bias wouldn't come in with any gender bias on either side hopefully. Yeah that'll take another four hundred years for straight people to wrap their heads around really must now. We are where we are. What else what was the? Oh so I don't know it's just like it's the responsibility of being a mother to me. Is I mean it's just it's it's like next level and it's no disrespected dad's at all. It's not like that but while men like there's so many dads who just bounce right in women get left alone as single mothers. And there's like this extra layer of a bond. A mother and their child did to me. It's like another added layer of responsibility because of that sort of stigma in our society in that sort of unbroken cycle at this point as well like how many moms are holding down the fort making sure the next generation of humans is as well equipped as they can be to handle this world by themselves with no dad around like crazy and then vice versa respected the dads who are doing it by themselves too but is a lot more. Mom's doing it alone. And that's just. 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Gustov and beauty of the beast and It sort of makes me think they ripped from each other. I'm not sure which came out first. But where he gets called a rat in he freaks the fuck out in he murders the mouse that calls him a rat. And it's like Bro. You're clearly rat anyway. I don't like rats I like I like. I don't have a problem with mice though you know. I'm not one of these people if I see a mouse I'm like fucking collect I don't care. Just get it out of my house. Okay but this one might change my opinion. I'm now scared of mice grasshopper mouse. It's the only carnivorous rodent in North America terrifying. And I'm fairly confident. It's the only one that house like a fucking Wolf as well. I looked up because I was like. Oh I should like pre load the sound of your mouse to play and I was like Ooh. It's terrible I'm not doing that to listeners. Like a horrific yeah. It's not good. It's unpleasant lady ever heard like a real coyote howl like so in movies they use wolf. Howls Coyote howls sound like screaming children and it's terrifying weirdly. We have coyotes like in in central Texas right and every once in a while. I'll get one of these neighborhood alerts. That's like my neighbor's cat was devoured by a Coyote at eleven twenty pm last night in her backyard. Be careful why you animals out over wire. The coyotes in people's backyards. It's not cool. Well we've taken up all of their natural habitat. They got nowhere to go. They were I forgot they were year. I will still keep an eye out if you're in if you're in central Texas Because the coyotes out there or just by one of these grasshopper mouses Meister to fend off. Your your coyotes scam. Oh Yeah. They're only six inches long but they're really bad ass they live in the US and Mexico. they communicate over long distances with these ridiculous house. If you want to hear it you can youtube it. That is very audible to humans. It's like a like a miniature version of Coyote. House the way it's described but I don't know it's more like a coyote gone horribly wrong It even does like what's cool about the thing though minus the looked. Howell isn't there but it's like with my dogs when they try to how they're toy Australian shepherds. They don't really have it in them. Is it still cute? Fuck yes so it's like that it's grasshopper mouse. It stands on its hind legs in throws its head back like a Goddamn Werewolf when it does this hell. So it's cute is the how they're no but the image adorable phenomenal? Oh here's something from wired. Well the rodent may cry spontaneously or emit. The sound is a warning when it spots another of its kind. The grasshopper mouse regularly house. Just before a kill well metal mouth yet. You know what? In fact here's a graph from wired really does a great incredible job of summarizing. Why this is a bad ass animal in general this? This is written by Brian Swift. Tech's we get to his credit here. It's a couple of sentences. These are not adorable. Grain eaters grasshopper mice are agile little predators which regularly take on prey as large if not larger than themselves insects. Scorpions lizards in other mice. Make up about ninety percent of a grasshopper mouse his diet and like other carnivores they roam relatively large territories but have low population densities. A SWATH OF HABITAT can only support. So many hunters. Holy Shit. These things eat First of all they're they're they can be cannibals. They will eat other mice but also day down poisonous shit regularly more than a second from Kapadia they have a wide range of calls that can distinguish them between species sex and individuals. For example the larger mice tend to have deeper voices. When they feel attack they will let rapid screech slash bark like they have a rap screech slash bark backs coach also they burrow and it will just go live in the boroughs of of prairie dogs or kangaroo rats which. I didn't know where thing got to be. An animal that we at some point with the kangaroo rat even as a rad hater. I'm interested now you have my attention. Kangaroo rat also pocket mice grasshopper grasshopper mice. They construct their own burrows for nesting and food storage. But like I said they will grab an empty one if it's available anyway back to the poisonous shit. They prey on highly venomous arthropods. One example synods Which normally kill mice by injecting deadly toxin through their venomous force appeals grasshopper mice move swiftly while centipedes can only inject their doctrine if the praise being held by their like needle clause so the mouse remains out of reach of the centipede then attacks it repeatedly by biting through. It's hard exoskeleton. They have gnarly teeth. Each attack on the centipede. Damages at central nervous system until the centipede is paralyzed in the grasshopper. Mouse can eat it safely again. Metal Mouse in nature is crazy as hell. Yeah my which. I'm reminded of every time I watch planet of what is it planet Earth Planet of the Earth Planet of the Earth Planet of the Apes. There's that new one on net flicks. That's like Earth after dark or something like that. I saw that that looks pretty. I need to get into that. Always been a big planet. Earth Guy also played into the apes. I'm like two movies behind in the new version of that like the first one though They have a resistance to the venom of the Arizona. Bark Scorpions that share their desert and among these are among the most poisonous. Scorpions in the world their venom. It usually causes muscle contractions respiratory failure in human beings the grasshopper mice. Kill them and eat them. They transform the venom into soothing. Painkiller what they eat the most poisonous Scorpion in the world and get high off it. What the Shit I mean as humans. We get high off a lot of stuff that's poisonous to us though the most popular which is fucking alcohol. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah which unbiased. But you know they're just tiny little alcoholic mice. Yeah well they're part of the opioid epidemic is really what the way. I'm seeing it right. They're addicted to P case. They can't stop pop and perks. They find all the Scorpions. There's your animal week. The grasshopper mouse was not familiar with this thing. Love that there's a little mouse out there. Doing bad work killing stuff. It shouldn't be eating poisonous. Scorpions and shit. Hey the more poisonous scorpions they gobble up the less we have to worry about its nature. Nature versus nurture nature always wins next segment. Rvp Impact Initiative so very quickly. Explain for those of you who don't know what the impact initiative is. If you already do hit the fifteenth second thing twice you'll be fine For the last couple of months we've done a call out store listenership to acid. They shared their stories with me through my email. Ross Ross Bohlin podcasts dot com sharing how this show this podcast is community the VP gang as we like to love Like to call it how. It's impacted them affected their lives etc. Or you know if it's a positive thing or a negative thing. Whatever the stories were positive shocker. So we we've shared a lot of those over the past several weeks in episode two sixty five. We actually did. Our entire show was just showing our VP impact initiative stories and And responding to them since rb sixty five excuse me. We have received so many more emails from everybody. I appreciate all y'all who shared your stories so I wanted to share a couple more just very quickly at the end of the show today Here is your first one. It's from from Aaron. Said you'll Ross. I know I'm late but they won listener. I wanted to share how your podcast is still making an impact for me. Even after two hundred and sixty five episodes this past Tuesday. I lost my grandmother and living in another state. I'd basically suppress all of my feelings. While I continued to work for two days until I got to go home to be with my family as I was driving home on Friday. Everything was starting to sink in and her loss was starting to hit me as I was all alone on the road with nothing but my own thoughts. I started to think about how much it sucked being alone at a time. Like that when you are not alone. Motto came in mind which reminded me that the new RB P IMPACT Initiative episode dropped listening to stories from other listeners. Who were struggling allbeit for different reasons than my own made me realize that even when I feel alone I'm blessed to have a ton of people who support me even when they aren't physically they're just that simple reminder that you are not alone helped me get through that rough out eight hour drive home to lay my grandma to rest so I just wanted to say. Thank you for that not looking to have this story about on the podcast necessarily. But I know you're going through a rough time yourself so I hope you know that you're not alone even if there are times when it feels like you are thanks for all you do Thanks for playing a part in one of the rubber times in my life. Keep killing it. And then he had A small aside about how he there was a point where I shared a story way back. I mean way back in the day about how one of my my first media job technically ever was writing for a hip hop site. Soa H. dot com which is still exists And it was just. It's totally random deal. Why applied to be there. Houston writer and they gave me the job while I was doing this weird job back in Houston after getting pulled out at Texas state for year. This full-time nine to five. I was also writing for this hip hop website and it was just this really cool thing because it gave me my first taste of what it was like to create content for an audience and then and then respond to that audience interact with them in the comments sections and such and just kind of discussing and reviewing albums talking about music and whatever which is obviously still you know at least part of what I do but It's cool because it inspired him to go right to apply for a writing country site a country music site. Love that people helping people. Hey Dude thank you so much for sharing your email with me. I hope me leaving out. Your last name was enough to keep you anonymous enough Again it means a lot. Here's your next one. So we gotTA FILL FROM PHILADELPHIA FULFIL. I kind of love that. I wonder if he does Philly Phil. Like what was it? Like to have gotten annoying grownup right. Probably I hope he has all the best screen names though like if he like captured all those at the right moment. Aol Instant Messenger. So he's in he like he gets on twitch with me His twitch name is Phil will made it so we got a good one there. But he's having to do a play on. Mike will made it which I feel like. You don't need to do your fill from Philadelphia Bro. Your fill fill. You need come through with some different rep in the double Phil Phil squared. Yeah there you go just my opinion he said you can share this email with the gang just like you guys told me over the last eight months and maybe this email will help someone as well. He says I started this podcast. Right around the time I became sober and I hit eight months last week. It's been really tough because I'm twenty seven and all my friends still like to go out every week in watch football games and drink or whatever you in this. Podcast gave me something to do whenever I felt triggered. And there's something about your voice. Aj's voice in even Aj's voice just calms me down a saying that. My friend told me the other night really stuck with me that was to quote love beloved. Nba loveable just think about it. I could go on and on but just wanted to say thank you for all this tough times much love Phil also if you weren't if you weren't watching twitch dot TV slash boss role in y'all missing out gang gang phil thanks for plugging the twitch at the end. There are plug years. It's Phil will made people helping people. Now thank you dude. It's that part of the show talking about my drinking which I don't talk about as much anymore like talking about how I quit drinking and like how hard that was. People still hit me up so much with questions about that kind of stuff. I I need to find a way to like you know almost re address. Some of the y'all's calls in emails are very hopeful doing that. So yeah it can be really difficult to to go out sober And get used to that part of it. I promise you though. If you're somebody whether it's Philip somebody else struggling with that aspect of it it gets really it gets very easy and honestly when you get through it you will be better socially than you were drunk in. I know that sounds completely insane in anybody who drinks is like fuck off And I used to think that exact same thing but once you become comfortable enough with yourself sober. You'll actually have more fun talking to people than you did when you were drunk. Because when you're drunk you're impaired you don't remember. Shit you fucking slurring you. Both you're yelling at each other. Neither of you understand the other. It's really weird but I promise you like that. That's why I again. I'll say this I'll preface all of this. I can still only do two hours at the Bar. And then it gets past the point of your too much alcohol and I'm too much not having smoked weed in too long and I was. Somebody's gotta do either. You've got to quit drinking. I gotta get high or we can't talk anymore. Got Hit the equilibrium. Too much space but But no seriously I mean that. I think that it sucks ass. It's a terribly hard adjustment to make socially in America I it just is but once you make it. It's it's a promise you things get a lot better and it'll be totally worth it and again. This is not anything against anybody who drinks socially if you can do it safely and without doing negative Damage to your life. Fuck Yeah Dude. You're awesome continued to do so if you can't Maybe it's time to go. The route of fill one more email very quickly from Colby said Ross. I'm I'M A. I'm a senior in high school from lagrange a little town in our outside Austin. He put that not me like I wouldn't know Dude I've been pulled over in the grange forty six times as every citizen of Texas. Come on it's like an. It's like an incredible speed trap. It's a rite of passage for in Texas. It's a speed trap from Hell. The whole Goddamn stretches seventy one right there. Fuck me said recently one of my anyway sorry to get back to your email. Let me clear my throat. Colby Lagrange outside Austin. He says recently one of my friends took her life and has been a really rough and One one of the ways I've been coping with it is just driving and I put on our BP to get my mind off everything. And I've been listening for a while now since Michael was on it and I just wanted to thank you for that. It has been a huge help man. I'm not very good at writing so I don't know in this but gang gang gang. That's exactly how you ended Kobe good job Dude first of all. It's kind of funny that we're making fun of getting pulled over in the granges passes you and you're literally just cruising around the grange listening to my voice waiting to get pulled upgrading to get pulled over Second of all I man. It's this is one of the Mike. I miss this so much because I used to do this It was like one of the ways that I cope with stuff was driving around and listening to music usually and it brought me a lot of peace and I even loved road trips in ship now getting Zay when I drive so I don't really have this option anymore but that's neither here nor there. I'm very sorry to hear about your loss I man the loss of a of another human being. It's something that I get asked about a lot and it's not something I have a good enough understanding of. I always feel like I'm lacking in my advice to people and how to cope with it but I started to realize something these past several months really. It's it's there. There are certain things in life in and certainly the loss of another human being in your life is one of them. There's no real I mean. There's there's things that everybody will tell you to. Do you know the general advice. We all give each other in there. And there's therapy and there's a lot of things you can keep healthy eating well. Make sure you're running stay social. Try to think positive. Keep Your Chin a million things you can do. But at the end of the day every single one of US processes that level of loss differently in time really really is the only here in. It never matters. That's the answer. Though many time no matter no matter how many times you hear it you know. In time you'll feel better. This too shall pass. The everybody tells us some version of that right. It doesn't help but it's also the truth. That's the fucked up part about it is. That's the only real advice that matters is the thing you have to constantly remind yourself especially when you're at your darkest because it will go away. It will become a part of you in a different not painful way. That will help shape you into the person that you'll be later in the thing you have to do in those darkest places is make sure your harnessing that in a way that doesn't poison you or break you the gross you in the future not not turn you into something soured in that again. It's like that it's like impossible advice. But if you can burrow that Shit into your head enough times in just beat yourself with the idea every morning when you wake up every night when you go to sleep I swear to God eventually it starts to take hold and then eventually you wake up and go holy Shit. It's starting to work. It'll be the first time you smile and months or whatever but that realization then it snowballs from there and I think that should applies to all of the most the there's that upper echelon of challenges in life in obviously a loss like that is one of them in. I think all those. It's the same shit that level of pain where there's nothing they can curate except time it's just like the fucking anybody else say and then you have to. You make gotta make peace with that. I think he can also like just remember. It's okay to be happy even when you are in a point of grief and being in being sad you know like about yourself that yeah like don't feel guilty about being happy and also when you are finally happy and things are getting better and you do find those moments of grief again like it's totally fine a field of things which is so. That's that's one of the most unbelievably true things that I've learned through my life to. You're allowed to be sad. Yes like you're supposed to be sad. You stupid motherfucker to quote like Chris. Rock. What is the bit where he's like? I take care of my kids. You're supposed to take care of your kid. You stupid motherfucker. You're supposed to allow yourself that. It's regular human emotion and none of us do especially men we we have. We have a serious problem with it. Let let yourself be sad in once you do in more than that. It's like I used to get is like a built subconscious thing like I used to get upset with myself for being upset right like why are you crying like why are you why? You've this sad where you're crying. Like what the fuck you week but then you just sit in the sadness even longer because now you're just mad at yourself it's insane and then when you learn the lesson and allow yourself that I'm a god it's incredibly freeing in relieving and you don't hurt so much anyway it's it's it's a tough balance but you can and that's so true too when you've moved past the initial like just like first of all don't feel ashamed because you're happy moments during the darkness but then also once climbing out you may have a few days where you feel good and you're like shit this is over and you'll hit another day of grief and that's okay to like get back in to get back into the sadness or whatever that's fine like that shit is is is a process it takes time and as long as you're taking care of yourself and I mean obviously if you have the means to do things I go to therapy or psychiatry that's awesome and there's usually like free grief groups to find in most communities so like there's no shame in going to one of those even if I think people think if it's not like a direct relative or you know if it wasn't like your parent or sibling I don't need help. I don't need help but like friendships are an important part of people's lives like for some people that is your family so if it's something you need help with like find a grief group. I don't think there's a limitation to that that like it could be your fucking mailman. It could affect you in a way that you need to go to a group. Mostly everybody's affected by ship in weird ways that that there are so many groups out there support groups for different things like this for literally all types of different issues in this life whether it's like postpartum to stuff like this grief loss to anxiety to obviously every level of addiction the addicts are really good at organizing these we do. We do. Great work we got. Na We've got a we've got every in the book you can find it Those groups and I fight club ruin this for somebody all but like they rule dare awesome There's nothing like going and getting perspective in a in a place with other people who are hurting or healing. Nothing more valuable than that. I said it a million times but like if you've ever even considered the you might have a drinking problem you'll just go sit in an AA meeting for one night you'll have your answer. 'cause you'll you'll know you'll know by the end listening to like a first person will finish speaking and you'll be like oh you'll need to know one way or the other you'll be. Those places are just unbelievable wells of knowledge and it can be really scary in there. But if you're willing to open yourself up the shit like that. That good can be done. Lot of good can be done tobacco Kobe. Email that's the whole show. That's the whole point of it. We're all here for each other and it's a two way street and I I support you as much as I. Can you do the same for me? Judge by just listening But but also oh my God. All those of you who've emailed in called in to eight eight eight. Wr Bone who tweeted me. Dm Me Y'all don't even know how much you mean to me. You are never alone. 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This Week @NASA, October 11, 2019

NASACast Audio

03:59 min | 1 year ago

This Week @NASA, October 11, 2019

"A few of the stories to tell you about this week at Manson outside the International Space Station our Kristina Cook and Andrew Morgan conducted the a pair of power plays aboard the space station checking out progress if our commercial crew program and studying the frontier of space dot Gov Slash knows registration is open for our twenty twenty human exploration rover Talmadge set for April seventeenth through eighteenth NASA dot Gov Slash Rover Challenge. That's what's up this week at NASA for more on these and other stories follow us on the web at mass the two space walks of what cook refers to as the Great Space Station battery swap a series of five expected spacewalks this month to upgrade yes we use to encourage students to pursue degrees and careers in science technology engineering and math related fields for more details. Goatee Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama the annual event is open to students teams from high schools colleges and universities around the world to design for using distributed electric propulsion technology and general aviation aircraft which has the potential to increase efficiency while decreasing emissions and doc ID icon will study dynamic region of our upper atmosphere were terrestrial and space weather meet known as the ionosphere the mission could help us better. Alberton in the skies over the Atlantic Ocean we air launched the ionospheric connection explorer or icon mission aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus xl going testing prior to its eventual mission to seek out the first galaxies that formed in the early universe. That's the way on October I understand the physical processes at play be ionosphere then are potentially detrimental to radio communications satellites and the physical health of astronauts space walk on October sixth followed by the second outing five days later the third spacewalk in the Great Space Station Battery Swap Series is scheduled for October twenty twenty four as part of our arts program meanwhile Breitenstein deputy administrator Jim more hard associated administrative for Science Thomas Zurbuchen nations power system by replacing nickel hydrogen batteries with new more powerful lithium ion batteries the pair kicked off the series with a seven hour and one minute the sixteenth on October tenth our administrator Jim Brian Stein visited the Hawthorne California headquarters of our commercial partners space eggs the first all electric configuration of our expertise seven maxwell aircraft has been delivered to our Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards and James Webb Space Telescope Program Director Greg Robinson visited Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in California where the fully assembled web telescope is plane and the first crude explain in two decades a goal of the x fifty seven project is to further advance the design air worthiness process while there they saw progress the company is making to fly astronauts to and from the Space Station aboard crew dragon spacecraft as part of the Agencies Commercial Crew Program Engineer and test a human powered rover on a course simulating to rain found on our remove bars and other planetary bodies it is one of several talents L. A. -fornia for engineers to begin ground taxi and eventually flight tests the x fifty seven is our first all electric experimental aircraft or this will help return the ability to fly American astronauts on American spacecraft from American soil and important step toward sending the first woman in the next man to the moon by.

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Up And Down

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21:58 min | 1 year ago

Up And Down

"Jose Canseco says that he is ready to be baseball's next permission. I'm just saying if he'd been the commissioner a little bit early shut down the whole steroid thing and everybody would have been happy. Now was there. Maybe this is an idea that is a bit ahead of his time. And it's a reality television show that I would certainly watch and it's also a reality now. This is like a democratic election. Jose can say go against Rob Manfred into players. How to say give them can't say go. Let's not go too far buddy comedy where we start with the NFL playoffs because Adam schefter says the ongoing negotiations between NFL owners and the Players Association are set to expand the most popular TV show in America. The latest the puzzle has the number of playoff teams increasing from six to seven each conference with only the one seed receiving a first round bye which means a grand total of six playoff games on wild card weekend up four so Monte what does this proposed change. Sound like to you of bad idea now. I understand that this is an idea that will make people more money and I am somewhat intrigued by the idea of only one bide because that puts an added priority to be the best team in your conference in the regular season however this playoff system the one that we've been rocket since two thousand two has probably been optimal terms of having teams that you actually want to watch playing something that you consider to be a postseason. If we were to add one more team from the conference last year I believe that maybe we would have gotten the rams in there and we would have gotten the steelers and I understand that some. Y'All wants MO- duck high. Just get to some of. Y'All want some more jared Goff but I do not think that strong long-term play is diluting the quality of your postseason. They're doing just fine as they are with this. I would leave it as such but you mentioned the steelers being in this hypothetical playoff but on the other side is Patrick. Mahomes and you get more Patrick Mahomes for this reform. That kind of makes sense to me and look who loses in this bowl because the number one person team that should object to this is that to seed but everything else about the playoffs proceeds as such dangerous have to play that first round and outside of everything else it kind of seems it has already sick. I do not want to increase the likelihood of eliminating good teams. And that's what you do when you start adding more to the postseason. We've seen that happened in baseball. Where they basically have a random championship generator because they started adding more and more teams and more and more rows grading more and more chances for the era term to pick up in this so like you say we get to see more mahomes. I don't necessarily WANNA see early. Mahomes I WANNA see more later mahomes in the course of this. I'm sorry I just don't think that any point that it was the last year that you were watching the postseason just like damn. That's a deserving team. That's just not going to make it. I don't know the last time I said that. In fact we get to the bottom of this real like. Wow we just let me old body and get into this so I just think that maintain the quality of your product. I know that everybody just operates on this. Believe everybody loves football. They'll wash any old football just given menial football and everybody will be happy. Doesn't mean that that is actually a good idea. There's gotta be some measure Quality Control. Play whether or not either of. Us likes the playoff idea and I like it more than you. Obviously this does seem to be a political question for the Union and so the question for them is well. What are we gonNa do to give something order to get something? And this reform money from the beginning months and months ago when he was first proposed. This seemed like a compromised at the union could except on the level of physical toll. Because as I said only that two-seat has to play an extra game the seventeenth that would be added. They would love to have the physical toll of the season so like the seventeenth game. I am out on entirely but this seems to be the best compromise on the table for the Union to take the person this making any sort of compromise. So you are correct for them. That is probably a good move because the owners. The owners don't care about the quality of the product. The owners care about the money. I'm not the oldest right so I'm looking at this and I'm saying I think this is GonNa hurt. The quality of product necks do blue devils. Beat them dough from. Emc state Wednesday night. We'll pack one eight hundred sixty six. The worst loss a top. Ten Duke team has taken over half a century. The Blue Devils are twenty two and four but another those losses was the Stephen F. Austin at home and one of the winds was a miracle comeback over lowly North Carolina Pablo. How worry should be about his chances in the postseason? Duke should be worried because this was the worst loss by top ten duke team in like forty years to a team that was unranked like NC state so all of that's bad but also listening to coach k. After this game it sort of feels like he's just a really disappointed parent. We have the video of him in the presser after Hungary and better than we are. You know this isn't an xbox game. This is a human being game or those great in that xbox thing doesn't have human nature in it and all that so bowl when you listen to him say that does that feel like fair to this team that feel like a statement that reflects the problems actually afflicting duke the problem that afflicted him in that game reflects they just didn't bring you right my point simply being and I think he's correct in that scene you know. I guess he the old man talking about an xbox because everybody out there but his point being when team played harder than the other one does the talent level matters but in the end how hard you play actually matters for the team itself when we started getting toward the tournament started looking I can pomeroy stats and the teams you want to look for postseason. Success typically are ones that are gonNA be in the top ten in offensive and defensive efficiency right now there are only two teams that are there in both one of them is San Diego state the other one is Kansas Duke. However is eleventh in offense efficiency seventh and defense so this looks like a team that is set up to do well in a tournament except there is no great team in college basketball here. There's no team that's even close to that. Duke is not one of maybe at the top of where we start looking at those teams. But there's nobody great. Anybody could lose at any point so you just got to hope that you have a well rounded team that can hold itself together for some reason. That building where they've lost eight out of ten games is one where they have trouble holding it together and that's why this feels a nameless to me because the resume as you point out isn't week it isn't abnormally suspicious. I would just point out that. This is a weird season in college. Basketball where you have a top five. That is sixty five and one collectively since the new year started. And I don't really know what to make of that except that I don't know if I trust a bunch of teams Camario which you make of that is Gonzaga Dayton and was the San Diego State. Clanging middling conferences but themselves being good next are the warriors because here was draymond green on his new teammate. Andrew wiggins work. One of my goal is for the as Addison. Why a lot of Kevin has defended important? Scott you know it's not like we have to take and walking guys. I was twenty points in the three or four years probably over a career. He told the court snuffs long. Do you understand draymond that. Everybody's got that optimism about him. At first Riley we that optimism about energy wiggins at first we held onto it for years. It's talent has never been in dispute his ability to score points a raw numbers of points. We have no dispute about that one but for all the defensive talent that he's got we're six years into the league and he hasn't just been a not bad defender. He has been a not good defender for his career. We've been waiting for him to turn the corner. I don't know what exactly this organization's going to have the Minnesota didn't because I get Minnesota not the best run place but for all my criticism Karl Anthony towns. He is a good basketball player. Here's a very good basketball player. Beat Minnesota stop him from becoming a very good basketball player. Y is Andrew wiggins been a bust but I think Andrew Wiggins is an upgrade for this team over the Ngelo Russell and that's the transaction that they made plus the extra draft pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves. I think we'll continue to struggle with the Angelo Russell instead of Andrew Wiggins and draymond green to me he sounds like a member of the Golden State Warriors Front Office. Because even if you don't buy wiggins improving as a player in this system and I don't buy that really either. I do think it's plausible. That his numbers can go up in the system in a way that the Ngelo Russell did not let numbers. Well I think it's the counting stats right. It's just simply a goosing of his resume so that he becomes what I think he's destined to become which is a guy who's going to be traded alongside one of the first round picks. They have top five probably this year and then that timber wolves pick for some other superstar. That to me is the end game this whole thing. Yeah but I'm I don't know if juicing up his counting stats to fool the league. That's got six years worth of data on this do because I feel like every team that has gone to play against Minnesota has had the scouting reports in L. Those numbers there gals. I feel like this is the lead full of people that knows. Hey Man I don't know about this dude so maybe they'll be able to concentrate packaging that pick which is any week draft like what superstars. Andrew Wiggins plus a top-five picking mediocre draft. Actually going to get not a real superstar. It might get you a pretty good player. But ain't going Gino superstar but if you get James Wise Men and wiggins and then you add that timber wolves pick which could be the two thousand twenty draft and say John. This is on the horizon that might be the best package available for yards idiots if trade unionist for E. D. yards coming up next clippers better than the Lakers judge. Someone not by what they say by what they do. We're a nation of doers. What's my Bloomberg about doing things? A middle class kid worked his way through college and Entrepreneur Bloomberg built a global news and information business from scratch mayor of a diverse progressive city. Mike Bloomberg rebuilt after nine eleven. 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Sports and on the clippers of the edge over the Lakers now in the West and then on what magic said. I'm not in on that question. Suggested because they have a better chance they have a five man rotation coming off the bench that competes favorably with many other lineups in a mediocre. Conference for instance. But I don't think that is what makes a difference when it comes to April. May and June. I just don't think that's the thing going to put the clippers over the top. Paul Georgia's hurt your benches three people in the playoffs right. You're lucky if you go in eight you might be going seven so being able to go nine or ten doesn't really do much for me. The thing I do feel like again. Reggie Jackson is they need somebody to make it easier to get shots because whenever I washed the Clippers. It doesn't look like any of this is they're getting an easy allow. Oklahoma City and what they had been previously so if he can help them get easier shots. That's more important than anything about death next. Topic wilder fury head of their rematch on Saturday. The ONTA- wilder enticing theory when Eddie yesterday during their final presser before the fight. So let's watch zone been take. Let's start a news conference when I found you you out to like a big house. Contemplate about killing yourself. So don't you forget who took a big turn box? Oh you win on this being legit beef o course not that right there. I've seen what it looks like to do is actually just like each other at the press conference as going need to sail that a little bit harder for me right like they have not gotten the antagonism across it might just be a good fight to be a good fight but I do not believe that these two cats they hate each at that felt manufacturer. Tyson fury at all the stuff that wilder said about him about himself. And it's the video that we just played. There is the fact that this guy might have. These strongest right hand in-box it'd be single strongest punching boxing and that dude eight it and got up off the Mat and then got a draw on the last flight. I think actually substance on top of all of the circuits. Say we give people a little bit too much credit for getting up. Abigail knocked out overrated. I'm just saying he got knocked down in the first place. You've lived to tell the tale. Wait I di- up. Next Darius I would died the rams are at the top of the fact. Lasley from the lions per tony. Paulina pro football network. You in all sleigh to the Rams I guess in theory I am but the question is what are the rams going to give up. Because the last time we saw the rams make friends action that kind of emptied the culprit of all the things they could trade asset wise for a guy like Darius late. So they don't need sleigh but if they want him improve about the price they're willing to ask the thing if they can get them for a fairly decent price and this is okay. It just doesn't feel like after getting Jalen Ramsey. Did the what they really needed to get? Was another corner like there. There's a roster that will struggle with depth because they did a lot of win now stuff and they did not actually win. This feels like another one of those moves in the bills. Come due on all this stuff and when it comes who baby yeah. I'M THE RAMS. I'm looking for help for todd. Gurley down offensive line. I don't need that guy in specific. But now Mike fires the Oakland a's Pitcher said yesterday quote I can defend myself if anything when the athletic asked whether MLB contacted him about receiving extra protecting the season. So you went on. Fire's being targets a starting pitcher for team in the American League. How many times do you have a chance for somebody to throw a Ball Adam? Last time I checked he hadn't been a batter since twenty seventeen. I will say this the players to if that's the guy you decide to throw at. I want to hear the answers as to why after the game we go fascinate nuance about. Why exactly players are in order? Not Man this would invite all sorts of questions about how it is that this guy the guy who made everybody that we now to be villains villains why is he also won because obviously no snitching policy would seem to indicate that retaliation is in the offing? But if the Astros are the guys we think they are. We should all be very thankful that Mike Fires came out. It was willing to say it but he did he steal snitch on his crew. Right like all the people who make the argument that she was cool with insecure world series there. Are they wrong? Because I don't see where they're all. Finally James Dolan del. The water civil lawsuit brought by former. Nick Starr Charles for defamation assault and false imprisonment after Dolan Charles Oakley Madison Square Garden at twenty seventeen yesterday after the suit was dismissed. Dole's team said maybe now there can be peace between us you went on Oakley and Dole and may compete. I am not in on this. I understand that physically speaking. They will not be occupying Madison Square Garden again even if they were actually quite distant from each other in the first place for originating incident. But the idea that hey. You just lost a lawsuit. Maybe you'll like me more. I don't think that's how this works. You don't get to unilaterally declare peace. That's not how it works and it's certainly not how it works Charles Open. Let me tell you the people who I think. If they could've unilaterally declared peace with him would have done it. Tyrone Hill you remember. That erupted him up over a card game to shave. Jeff mcinnis you remember that you Jeff mcinnis Intel Charles Oakley we got peace Oakley's the one who decides whether or not you got piece because he's the one who decided whether or not you had warned. And meanwhile Charles Oakley is going to be out here doing exactly what he's been doing for about a year now if there are free agents who are curious. What's it like to be in New York City? Kevin Durant being one guy was photographed with Charles Oakley trump. Who's going to say everything? That by the way resembles the truth about the guy that he's going to be still feuding with all right coming up next greg. Robinson of the Brown's got caught with one hundred fifty seven pounds of wing one hundred and fifty seven Sam. Well she's a discus thrower at Harvard. And he's about become Pablo's favorite basketball player. Oh what's this? What sport does he play at Harvard? Discus thrower why is he not on the basketball team? I mean the answer seems pretty obvious you must not be able to hoop to save his life. I don't care man I want that guy. What what are you doing what I tell you what I told you? All this will go exactly the way they did. Call Me Good Lor quotes. What'd you do some money in his pocket? I got influence. You'll booster if tom doesn't come back. I don't know if those guys are going to want to stick around said former Patriots Linebacker Rob Nikolaevich at the Boston Herald about how he doesn't know of Devin mccourty and Kyle Van Noy as well as free agents would come to the Patriots. If Tom Brady does not return so he well I mean they all depends on what kind of checks. They're cutting right so the idea that these guys don't want to come back. The money is always going to wind up being an issue but he does raise an interesting point. I talked to a guy who played for the pages. You said it ain't the most fun place to play football but you got a chance to win every Sunday. If they don't have a situation where guys feel like. They have a chance to win every Sunday that. How does this experiment work? Yeah the experiments seems to be indicted by the fact that you don't know who is going to be the skies replacement. If they don't have Tom Brady. Who did they go? And get if this is what free agents feeling that calculus you described makes a ton of sense we know. It's not fun to play for bill ballot check but you play for Bill Belichick because of the success and the guarantee that you're going to dominate a division the NFL year after year. If you're starting some guy who's not nearly as good as that guy next year. That's all the only thing is though they did win two championships without a guy that was as good as dead guy and that was before that guy became that. Guy Right. He's won championships at aversion. Tom Brady that was not the greatest quarterback of all time. I'd say the third ring we brady. Now there's really song about somebody there but before that it wasn't that he has won without him in fact he thought he could win with Jimmy. Garoppolo Dude didn't even actually that good so I don't know what level of quarterback because also. How good was Tom Brady? The last time we saw quo they have to really embrace each other and had that respect for each other's gangs said Tobias Harris About Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons Pablo's Harris Right. He is right in the sense that this would be very helpful. All we really do is dissect quotes from either of them that indicate now they don't really like each other but if they both commit to the notion that together they will win more than they will apart then yes. All of this gets a lot easier for the six. What is committing to that notion? Mean when you say that. Because I don't really care if they like each other that much. That's not a big deal. I have no idea of Karl Malone and John Stockton for example actually light but it's about how their games worked together either of the willing to make a certain measure of change and what they do in order to make it easier for the other guy from this distance. I don't have an answer for that. But that's where I think this respect for each other's games come in and both of them seem to have been in different ways a little bit stuck in the way they want to do things. Ben Simmons refuses to shoot outside of the pain and Joel embiid. You could be in better shape bre but at the same time. It's the guys around that could enable the hypothetical future that we described because guess what Tobias Harris. You are essential to the quote that you just gave us making sense. If you're draining the threes you can and you can be that other threats paces the floor for Joel. Embiid and Ben Simmons. All of this gets easier that way to a lot easier for you to shoot threes of Ben. Simmons would do it every once in a while right because when you talk about this and I think it's a fair point that they need. These guys need people around them that. Bring the best out of this. These guys also need to bring the best out of the people around them and some of their limitations thereby interfere with getting us to this point. So I just can't put this all to buys damn hairs. These are the to do that. They take all this stuff out in four in order to get now they gotta be grownups about. This is better looking at everybody else. It'd be alert though they absolutely do but Joel embiid the answer for you is go down into the paint and do the stuff that is really hard and when you say conditioning. I agree with you because that would be the obstacle to him being maximize version of himself even on a team with fitting parts around him and Ben Simmons as much as we can get on him for not shooting. Obviously what he's doing is creating more three pointers than anybody else in the League for the guys around him. So he's doing his part on that eighty two different seven. Seven comes around. You don't WanNa shoop. This is going to be a probably GONNA be right back here at that time. You're going to be like day about US Roy. I don't think I'll be saying I'll say for you number. One fifty seven pounds of marijuana browns left tackle. Greg Robinson was arrested for allegedly possessing after Robinson and free agent wide receiver. Quan were stopped at a checkpoint near the United States and Mexico border so Bomani what is your biggest takeaway from this story. Okay so the story involves Greg Robinson calling an uber driver and asking he or she to fly to Los Angeles so they could drive across interstate ten to New Orleans where they were pushing heavyweight right now where you might get pulled over pushing heavyweight. Because that's what people like to do. I just want to know what is Great Robinson when you flew this person out to La you know where better than the motel six? You think. I'm about to catch a flight. Sleep under motel six and then drive for twenty five hours. You crazy the idea that you brought in a defacto stranger into a plan that involved one hundred fifty seven pounds of weed tells me that there are various strategic errors in this but one of them might simply be. Did you have an endgame? Was the solution when he got pulled over. And just be like. Hey would you mind going to jail for us? There's no solution when you get pulled over at questionable coming up next.

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Week 13 NFL SuperContest Picks November 29, 2019

Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook

18:38 min | 1 year ago

Week 13 NFL SuperContest Picks November 29, 2019

"All right now transitioned over to the West Gate. SUPERCAR deselection single by thoughts for week. Thirteen here in the super contest and I like the bills on Thursday Thursday. I liked the saints on Thursday. Didn't play either. One of them would have been to an old start the week. Now I try and figure out five plays from Saturday from Sunday Sunday and Monday and I hate this week's NFL card. So shame on me for not being ready to go With the picture for Thursday but again the difficulty being when you play that Thursday game you gotta figure out your whole Sunday card as well so it does make it very very difficult to get involved here with those Thursday night Games so oh wish I would have done. It was too in all unfortunately here. You know one of the things that needs to change in these contests is that the super contest lines came out on their regular time on Wednesday. The circa million usually releases Thursday morning they released a day early released Wednesday afternoon. Kudos to them for that. But this needs to be changed. This policy needs to be different. The supercop this needs to get these lines out earlier because not only do you run into the holidays. But the vast majority of the field for the super contest uses a proxy. And you have to respect the proxies deadlines and I fully understand that. I don't blame win. The proxies for setting different deadlines with the Thanksgiving holiday. Obviously they want time with their families to you. It's time consuming process to put in a lot of picks the Super God this needs to be cognizant of that and either released these lines during the day on Wednesday or get about on Tuesday night. It is bullshit you've got maybe twelve twelve hours to hear your pig steer proxy. When you're trying to sort through everything probably plan some holiday travel or whatever else and you're kinda handcuffed in terms of using the Thursday games? I wasn't ready to fire on the full card. In retrospect I should have just taken my chances because there were two sides. I like on Thursday but this needs to be changed. This policy needs to be more friendly for the contestants. Hopefully it's something that does change you'll at least the circle giving you a little less than twenty four hours time with your proxy Roxie super-credits Giving you twelve. This needs to change. You're talking about you'll the very small large here in this contest between cashing or not. We're not going to cash. But if you're a half point or a point out of the money here you've got. This hurried Thanksgiving schedule. Things need to change. They need to get more lead time with the opportunity to put in your selections. So I'm probably just this would fall on deaf ears if I said anything but this is this policy needs to change with the popularity of these contests and again with so many people using a proxy service. You need to get these lines out earlier for people you need to give them more of an opportunity. These Thursday games and also have more time to look at the card. Because you're not just talking about one Thursday game here here or maybe you've got a handicap one game you're gonNA handicap three gins this needs to change and hopefully it does for next season then event. Maybe it's just sour grapes sir. Me With one in four in the super gone last week now. Twenty eight thirty one and one for the season or other super entry dot com entry Owen. Five twenty eight thirty and two for the season last week. The Super Gardeners Field Fifty two point four two percent now forty nine point two eight four. The season consensus last sweet goes nine and five now. Seventy five ninety three and four top five four and one now thirty two thousand eight and two over in the supercar desk gold fifty five point seven five percent last week. Fifty point three four percent for the season full of our circa million entries going. Oh and five last week. Twenty seven seven thirty two and one for me thirty one twenty six and three for the bank. The Book Dot Com Dash One entry. The field last week fifty two point one nine percent in the circa forty nine point nine nine percent ear to date and admittedly. Maybe this is on me a little bit. I had a hard time getting back into the NFL card. For this week. You know after combined one and nine in the super contest and the circa you know the fourth quarter starts this week in the circa our last chance to do anything in either one of these contests. It's it's very difficult to keep going in these things when you know that you're not going to make any money twenty-five picks left to go gonNA keep doing it for pride going to keep doing it because you know. The name of the website is on our entries there but very difficult to get back into it after such a bubble bursting week and I already had one of those with the Owen. Five back in week eight now one in four here in week Air Week twelve. It's a very difficult thing. And there's no margin for error in this contest. I and you know I talked about this a lot here and I'm not going to get into a long rant about this on the show because I'm trying to keep things a little bit quicker here on today's program but but the mental side of this industry of this business can really wear you down and you know you put so much time and effort and emphasis emphasis into the NFL. And it's already frustrating enough heaven into pick five games a week because there are weeks where maybe like six or seven games in the NFL. Maybe I like two or we're three to five no matter what and that's frustrating and that's drains you mentally a little bit because you're trying to decide between these razor-thin Vinh leans picks it. Maybe you don't really like a whole lot. You gotta put them out there anyway and you know again. The margin for error is so small in this contest test released so small in this business less. You'll get it from a very long-term perspective. It's a hard thing to do and when you have a bad week in particular week that kind of cements your fate. It's very hard to get off the bat and keep going here with the super contest. And that's something that a lot of people fall into in the super contest test here because you'll get all the top hundred plus ties get paid out of three thousand three hundred twenty eight entries so there's going to be upwards of thirty two hundred the people that don't make anything in this contest and that's tough you know it's it's tough to put forth your fifteen hundred dollars and to put so much effort and Taivon emphasis into this contest and to know that by week thirteen. You're not going to make any money and even before that for some people. It's a real challenge so hoping to get back on track here a little bit again. Try to finish this thing strong for pride for the NAM so to speak on the front of the Jersey with our bang. The book entries so hopefully we things to work out a little bit better here for this week. As always like dimension the line differences between the super contests and circa million Hawkin ears minus one in the super precautious. A pick em over in the circa jets minus three in the supercar desk minus three and a half in the circa Brown's minus two in the Super Guy does has to half in the circa patriots minus three in the super contest. Three and a half in the circus so the circuit throwing half points on the key number of three with that jets bengals game with that Patriots. Texas game certainly going to alter the dynamics in that contest where you get the hook. We saw the hook play. A big role in terms. Sir Pitt counts for that Ravens and rams game last week didn't wind up factoring into the equation at all whatsoever in that game I did wind up on the rams in the circa Because that Hook was there what am I. Five losing picks over in that but again the circa releasing their lives early Wednesday morning the super super contest Wednesday night as they always do so. That explains some of the differences here with the winds between the two contests so again not really a car. That like a whole lot here in the super contest or the circum million for this week but we start with number seventeen here. That is the Kansas City chiefs. They are a ten point. Favorite against the Oakland Raiders Raiders. I get it. It's a square side. It's a public side but I'm GonNa lay it with Kansas City here. Andy Reid in his last twenty seven games off offer by twenty two four and one to the under so what that tells me is that any read knows how to game plan for the opposition coming out of a bye week. Implants with the best of them. And as we know the raiders need the score points to be competitive they cannot win a defensive offensive struggle. They've got to be able to move the football and put up some points of their own. And I don't think they're going to be able to do it here. In Escape Raiders. Defense fourth in yards after catch catch allowed Patrick Mahomes of course to two more weeks removed from that knee injury that he had raiders twenty ninth and adjusted net yards per pass attempt against chiefs. Big Game for them. They want that to game edge in the division so this is what. They're obviously fully focused for a lot of game planning here over the last two weeks weeks for this one and a back to back on the road for the raiders and the raiders traveled so much here so far this season we know what they played away from home. Go for five of six weeks. They had by inbetween but this is a team. You look at their schedule here early on couple home games Denver and Kansas City at Minnesota at Indianapolis London Game Against Chicago by week at Green Bay at Houston. Didn't they got the play three home games in a row. Oh one of them on a short week against the chargers now back to back roads with the jets with the chiefs. We know arrowheads very tough place to play big game for Kansas City here. Big Game for Andy Reid again. Andy Reid does a great job off the by holding down the opposition's offense so it's square it's public. It's a big number but Kansas City midas ten going to be one of the Games on my card here for this week in the super contest next. Stop Number Twenty eight Pittsburgh Pittsburgh steelers. They are plus two against the Cleveland Browns and look. I hate going against the hometown team. But the steelers have a big edge in the tragedy stretches here. Without even without Markey's pouncey the browns no myles Garrett Olivier Vernon still hurt joe schober not in the trenches but he's been limited in the practice. He's the best run stoppers in the NFL. He would be a big loss to the browns and also no practice for left tackle. Greg Robinson this week so the browns likely missing their left tackle. They've had all sorts of problems on the offensive line. Already in particular at the tackle position when Greg Robinson hasn't played and you think about the browns were really struggling early. On in the year scheduled played a role for Baker Mayfield wasn't stepping up confidently in the pocket Lockett throwing off his back foot had some happy feet. He was bailing early. Now he's not going to have Robinson protecting that blindside the steelers we know how good their pass. Russia's second quarterback hits their second to the saints who just played last night so what's Pittsburgh gets another game in they'll lead the NFL in quarterback Matt Kids. They're fifteen yards per carry allowed to the browns may have problems running the football here forth and adjusted yards per pass attempt against second pressure percentage third and quarterback knockdown percentage fourth in hurry percentage. This is not a great match up for the Browns in particular with their offensive line concerns and with how Baker Mayfield look throughout the season. So yeah it's pretty well here of late. But the interceptions the inaccurate throws two guys is that are open not leading receivers tip balls getting picked. A lot of those things could come back to the browns offense your this week with Baker facing a very very stiff pass rush. I Know Mason. Rudolph is terrible. I don't know Devon Hodges that big of an upgrade what I think at least emotionally for the steelers doc. Hodges feels like an upgrade to that some of the players wanted to make that switch. He probably won't hurt them as much basic rudolph was and I think in this game. We're the steelers. have these advantages in the trenches. At where the defense could make some place for them. I think competency from the quarterback position is a big upgrade great so steelers plus to number twenty eight in the Superintendent's rotation order on my list of very likely picks here for week. Thirteen vitally number thirty to the the Minnesota Vikings there plus three in the super contests on Monday. Night football against the Seattle seahawks. I'm always scared of the Ross factor. I've always scared. Russell Wilson Guy that makes plays a phenomenal player as we nominees an MVP candidate. He's the reason why the seahawks are having the season that they are. But we've got a situation here on Monday night football where the better team is getting points and I get it. It's a long trip to Seattle. It's Monday night. Football the twelfth man so on and so forth put this steelers defense. Excuse me is very poor. Go four fumble. Recoveries on the season have been really big saving grace for this Seattle defense. The Vikings don't Blitzer La. They don't sell out. They're not going to get back there and Russell Wilson's kitchen too much. But they play really well and based coverage. That's going to give Russ tighter windows to throw and I think too when you don't have a team that wits is a whole lot. An IMPROV quarterback may not have as much success. The Vikings defense is better against the run. The seahawks defense is the Vikings have scored on forty two point seven percent of their possessions. The seahawks have scored on thirty six point. Even though they've had these six best starting field position on average this season so they've scored on about six percent fewer of their possessions. Their sixth sixth starting field position. The Vikings are sixteenth to the Vikings. Sustaining a Lotta drives moving. The football. Even being sixteenth an average starting earning field position the Vikings on the season our third in points per drive. Just Minnesota offense has been very very good kirk cousins. Play very well in this. Kevin wants to fancy scheme they move the football they score more points. They win this game outright they certainly cover the plus three. GIMME number thirty to the Minnesota Vikings Plus Three this week in the super contest so three very likely picture chiefs finest Ted Number Seventeen steelers plus to number twenty ninety eight fighting's plus three number thirty two so we wrap things up here for the Super Guy that segment with a couple of leans again obviously when we wanted to talk about five Game Ames here like the two Thursday games wish I would have played them. Maybe this is my five play card but I gotta do more digging on this card. Because I'm just not seeing a whole lot to like here with a lot of these games but on the liens list here this week number ten. The Washington redskins there plus ten against the Carolina Panthers here and I got a real hard time with the team. Playing doubles with a negative yards per play margin Carolina minus zero point three yards per play their way. Double digits here against Washington Kyle Allen the most sack yardage in the NFL and he's only started nine of the gates redskins fourth in pressure percentage venage hurry percentage. They haven't always got there. They don't grade all that well. In terms of sack rate put their at least altering the pocket disrupting the opposition addition. A little bit and Kyle Allen has really been regressing here for the most part played well against the saints last week. With the three to zero touchdown intercepts show but for the most part. He's he's definitely had his issues here over his last six or seven starts the first game last week. He was great in between a lot of pretty pedestrian numbers to below average numbers for Kyle Allen if Ryan Kerrigan was a lock to go the redskins would be a pick for me. But he's is such a disruptive force in that pass rush. Seems like he's probably not going to be able to go because of a concussion so that worries me a little bit here in this game. Because they're taking away. What are the angles? I've really isolated for this game. But Washington's done a good job limiting yards after the Catch Carolina Twenty eighth offensively author third down. It's hard to get margin if you can't stay on the field and you can't create big plays this Carolina Defense has played all that well over the course of the season redskins skins maybe getting a little bit of confidence last week with that victory. They don't have to win the game. This game clothes for me and if they get enough off negative plays with sex if they get Carolina off the field on third down and Carolina getting themselves off the field a lot on third down very tough to win by here so redskins plus ten number ten in the Super Goddess rotation order on my list of leans here for this week number thirty the Houston Texans Plus Three. It's the big step up in class for this Patriots Secondary again this patriots offense not great as I've talked about several times over throughout the season here if they get into a little bit of shoot out a little bit of an arms race with Shawn Watson and the Houston offense. Can they hold up. You know Houston. I don't like Bill O'Brien. I don't like his play calling. That's the problem I have here. It's Bill O'Brien versus the goat. It's Bill O'Brien versus Bill Belichick. He met the goat all in lower case letters against the goat all in capital letters. That's what worries me here can bill. O'Brien have a good game plan to go up against the Patriots and Bill Belichick and I don't you know if that's the case that's what holds me back here. Obviously it's more attractive in the circle where you are getting the three and a half number forget this a big step up for the Patriots. Defense sue as great numbers but early on in the year they played a lot of tomato can quarterbacks. This week they played shawn. Watts is a much different type of animal. Hopkins vs Gilmore worth the price of admission. Here I don't love Bill O'Brien like I mentioned what the Texans are running for five yards per carry. So we'll see you can run in the Patriots a little bit. That is something you could do with that defense. You can run on them. Something does Watson making enough. Plays them to cover this number or with the game. I think it's a possibility. So Texans plus three on my shortlist here. So the two lanes Redskins plus ten Texans plus three the three very likely picks chiefs MIDAS tents dealers plus two vikings plus three for week thirteen in the super contest.

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