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The Latest: Trump questions Pentagon leaders' motives
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the presidential campaign heated up on Labor Day democratic vice presidential candidate Kamilla Harris was in Wisconsin Monday or the U. S. senator from California met with the family of James Blake a black man who was shot in the back seven times by a white Canosa police officer on August twenty third in Milwaukee harassing courage supporters to vote early right vice president Mike pence was also in Wisconsin some two hundred miles away in lacrosse it Oregon supporters of president Donald Trump staged a vehicle rally in Oregon city some went on to the state capitol in Salem we're talking we're done remaining silent in the United States of America I'm sick and tired of it hi Mike Rossio
"james blake" Discussed on First Take
"Vehemently disagree with his position on this particular matter I'm very far to Jerry Jones. He's a brilliant businessman I get where he's coming from but the problem that he has to understand and I sincerely hope he is watching and listening because I love the man I really love Jerry Jones I truly do Jerry Jones you have to understand this the problem ain't so much what how you feel we could disagree about that but that's okay It's that you're trying to dictate how others feel and how they should act based on what they feel when you have no identification whatsoever. With the fashion in which they've been persecuted and the way they've been treated all of their lives as black men. That's what Jerry Jones has to get step away and leave them alone to react in whatever way they choose, and if you've got gotta take a little hit, take it because doing it. This way trying to control things is what's making Jerry Jones look so bad. Breaking News on. ESPN the Indiana Pacers fired coach, nate McMillan on Wednesday today less than three weeks. After announcing he would keep the job for two more years. Team officials made the announcement forty eight hours after the Pacers suffered their second straight first round sweet McMillan went one, eighty, three and one, thirty, six and four seasons with the Pacers going to the playoffs each season Stephen A. Your take on. Initially meaning a few minutes ago when we heard this news Max and Molly I was stunned. Of because just literally two weeks ago they gave him a contract extension. And then I looked it up again and it was one year. And that put me in my NBA hat on there have been many occasions throughout NBA history where you're giving a one year extension. So when you're pushed out the door you at least a guaranteed. Some of that money if not all of it for that additional year to provide you a cushion. So you're taking care of even though you might be out of a job you feel what I'm saying and so what happened is that when we look at nate McMillan everybody knows I scream and Holler go to hell off about the paucity of opportunities, for African, Americans particularly on the executive level of SP in the NBA. Jerry. Is African these black but he calls his own shots all the black folks that you see in executive positions in the NBA a meaning GM. Operations that kind of stuff they don't they don't get final say on these matters and a lot of situation whereas Jerry does so is one of nine. And that needed to be addressed, and obviously the number of black coaches that used to exist that number has dissipated as well..
"james blake" Discussed on First Take
"So so the rams bounced back not to the previous season, but maybe a ten win team maybe the play offs even that I think the odds are not in their favor. Of course, it's not nef able. So bounce back as far as up concerned the forty niners and the seahawks, a better teams in the NFC west is not to say that that the Los Angeles Rams can't do things Donald's the real deal defense is not that real offensively speaking todd Gurley as gone because he didn't have that great of a year played about fifteen fifteen games. Thousand yards averaging about three point eight yards per carry I believe in the brother. But I also believe that he's been hobbled. He's been far from one hundred percent and I think that showed itself Robert Woods Cooper Cup. Obviously your thousand receivers. They can do some things. We get all of that Jared Goff. However, do sixteen interceptions only completed about sixty two percent of his passes. There have been speculation as to why he was guaranteed one hundred and ten million dollars. So Sean McVeigh got some things to prove. It got some things to get together and we understand that but I think that. It's really not a matter of whether or not there a decent enough team. Are they capable of having a bounceback here? Sure would do we predict that they will in order to predict that you have to assume they're going to have a better season. Then Seattle they're going to have a better season than the San Francisco Forty niners and I don't think that when you look at both of those teams particularly on both sides. Of The ball that you look at the rams as being a superior team. So I would think it's more of the same, another nine and seven season. It wasn't enough to get the rams to the playoffs last year I don't know whether it'll be enough to get them to the playoffs this year but I doubt it I see San Francisco and Seattle the two teams in the NFC West to look out for not the rams. I mean I have to agree with these guys and I hate it because I love showing mcvay I, think Aaron Donald from a positional player standpoint has the largest gap between himself in the second best player whether you think there's Chris Jones, Fletcher cots or any of those guys because Aaron.
"james blake" Discussed on First Take
"Really I really mean that Max. Kellerman. Pointed out about white folks and white folks need to do in house a white folks problem and I. and I appreciate that sentiment so much Max because I think it's important to recognize that. That's really if we really get down to it RJ, that's really our only hope for the true change that we're looking for what happens is is that people don't understand what you're talking about systemic racism it is a system. It doesn't mean that every white person you look at as a bad person I've religiously said this over the airwaves of ESPN if you are a white person who is not racist and Who was not prejudice and you don't look at black people as inferior and you don't conduct yourself in an underhanded fashion and things of that nature. We're not talking about you. So don't personalize it because one of the problems I think existing America too many white people who actually innocent of some of the accusations that have been leveled against the white community they end up looking guilty because they're so interested in defending. White folks that they don't realize. We're not talking about you. We're only talking about the people who engage in such activity and the system itself and the manner in which it was designed and the reason why your words are so important Max they matter so so much because when you talk about systemic racism obviously who's running the system and it's usually older folks they created it they set the standard, they upheld it they continued it, etc. they let it operate into perpetuity supposedly all of these things go on, but there's a young white generation that said, Dan. Say That appears to be saying damned that because now you're making life hellacious for us because folks are raised enough. And rising up and saying enough is enough because of what you have done. So as a result whether it's mom dad GRANDPA or whatever in the white community figuratively speaking they're saying enough enough there is a change that needs to take place and that is the hope literally, it appears to be one of the only hopes that we have available to us as black people that change will really take place that the younger generation of white folks will stand together with black folks and say these iniquities exacted by our older generation of some white folks has to stop that is what needs to transpire, and if we have any reason to hope, I, think it's because we're seeing that. In the streets of America, with some white folks really collaborating white with black folks because we all Americans and at the end of the day, we've got to come together in order to make this work. We're not going to make this work being divided. We've got to come together at some point. I don't think it's coincidental. The Dr Martin Luther King is being disgusting quoted so much nowadays because I've heard what I'm about bandied about recently quite a bit in the media and I think that's because we're facing. Reckoning it's a moral reckoning right now unlike we've had in terms of the civil unrest of it, all since the civil rights movement..
No US Open for Nadal; Olympics Re-Lived: 2004 Athens
"Fellow folks, and welcome. Once again to the tennis podcast and the latest edition of Olympics relived, we've already lived through the Olympics nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, three to the two thousand in Sydney, and we now arrive at two thousand four Athens Olympics return to it, spurs place one, hundred, four years earlier just before we get onto reliving. Olympic things a little bit of news to one since our last weekly tennis actual tennis based podcast couple of days ago. The knees we've had is the entry list is out for the US Open. And Rafael. Nadal is not on it. He has made an announcement that he will not be playing the USA Open. It is for health risk based reasons, which I think we'll. We'll respect that obviously disappointing for the tournament that that won't be their first. Grand, Slam with neither federal known adult, since Nineteen Ninety nine on the women's side nine. If the world's top turn on the entry list, it's only a number one ashburn on it. Obviously, entry list does not mean list of players that are actually definitely going to play. But it's nonetheless, you know this early stage, a bit of beast for the US Open, and the other bit of News we've had is that. As entirely expected at the Madrid Masters and premium mandatory tournament has been canceled. I. Mean the writing on the wall. That as we discussed on Monday, but it has been formally cancelled. We do understand there's a chance that Kitsch Buell, which is tournament that must get mentioned on every tennis podcast apparently. Might. Now, move. Back a week to take up that place in the calendar where Madrid. We're going to be of I said that quickly enough so that we can move onto Olympic stuff. Is Seen as possible. I mean there are a lot of good players. All over those interests, and as you say, who knows how many of them will end up playing but him and we we knew that the likelihood was the Dow wasn't gonNA play. There was maybe a little bit of doubt about that. When Madrid was canceled perhaps Nadal might have changed his mind, but you said it's at the time you felt that if it was a view on the virus itself and not wanting to travel and it's not going to change and sure enough he made it clear that it was because of his concerns over the virus, he just feels the world isn't ready for that and he's He's not comfortable to travel. I did sort of slightly Riley. Smile. When I saw the pressure relation, the US not even including the dowels name in the release, not even acknowledging that they're defending their reigning champion was not actually going to be there because of the decision he taken and yet they did mention that Roger Federer wasn't going to be there because of his injury I thought that was poor. I think just acknowledging the champion would have been a classier thing to have done, and actually I noticed in Chris. Clarity's piece overnight in the new. York Times that he spoke to the tournament Director Stacey Allaster who? took a completely different tack and pay tribute to refer and said, she looked forward to returning and I think that that is certainly the right way to of played that. But yeah. We've also seen one or two notes overnight of the protocols that the USDA plan to. Employ for covid nineteen testing, and if somebody tests positive in a team or an or apply themselves, the play will just be removed from the tournament and we'll have to isolate and. The words of James Blake really came back to me are upon reading those rules of just what it might take even for the tournaments if it had a lot of. People testing positive in having to be removed from the drawer. How many Coulda draw take you know this? This something I hadn't really considered before and if you're staying independent accommodation, so electing not to stay in the. Official bubble hotels. Then you have to pay for and be responsible for private security to monitor your bubble adherents. which is intense but space slightly reassuring. But goodness me, it's. Any ad, the question remains unanswered of of what the threshold is for that tournament. What's what stage does D stop treating individual cases and start saying as a? Hot Sports that needs to be needs to be shut down and his depressing is that. Prospect. is they they need to have a plan for that scenario?
"james blake" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Member some of the younger players that maybe don't have family yet no kids the other something. They could use this time to educate themselves on Social Initiatives on a on social justice on on your form on on really anything or just you know anything that you can take a class on art history and just learn about that but using your time productively because know that something that isn't given to you throughout the rest of the year is when you're going to be on tour and you have to be so hyper focused on your career. So it's GonNa be really interesting to see what was done with every player and how they've changed hopefully for the better during this time. For me talk about two thousand four and getting perspective it was very eye opening as much as I thought. I had perspective when you come very close to having your entire career taken away you really do gain greater perspective on how quickly things can go away and this is one that the any athlete that. They think about injuries that think about illnesses they think about themselves getting injured and being taken out of the sport they don't think of a global pandemic taking the entire sport down. So this is something that can be opening for for all them that. If something like this happen once it can happen again, this entirely shut things down. This does come. Let's appreciate every moment and that doesn't mean. Stopping and smelling the roses every five minutes but it does mean you know appreciating the fact that you got to go to work in the t shirt shorts you'd be love life he loved the sport and you should be You should be appreciative because it's fine I could end at any moment. Thinks. He's wearing a t shirt and shorts right now. Actually I. I'm feeling. Pretty good about life to be honest. Isn't impressive in just isn't it refreshing to hear somebody? Speak the way he does and knowledge and understand first of all the young players and and the good things that he's hearing. You know he's just standing there is an ex pat trashing the plays that the followed him he's he's so. Accepting, acknowledging of of the good things that he hears and sees. The stuffy was saying about. He has a male player and his fellow male players and their lack of. Acceptance and encouragement. And Preparedness to try to. Work with. The female tennis players on the women's tour in order to just make tennis better and. I mean why hasn't that been said more often by people in the past I've done I've ever heard I mean you hear occasionally from Andy Murray I would say but that's about it but he is gone in depth there and explained why what a joke it is that attitude of of us and what we do and and me as opposed to what the sport could do if it was combined. It just makes it just makes total joke of it to me I think it's not said because it's not thought they I. Think a lot of the there's an arrogance and complacency about old plays they don't believe they would be. Stronger. Combined I mean to me it. It's such a total. No brainer in it's. Heartening to hear the conviction James, Blake's voice along the same lines but I think it's not said because it's the snot thought. By altea many male players. Yes. One of the. As, we talked about one of the disappointments of the last eight eight to ten weeks or so that this talk of a merger that we will excited about his kind of just dissipate like the wind is just it's just gone and makes you think maybe it was a flash in the pan. Maybe they didn't really mean hopefully there's something going on behind the scenes. But I think you know this is this is terrible namedrop but we asked Mary Carillo over the weekend. Women's the last. When was the first time a Mayo player? Who is active publicly supported the women and women's tennis and Mary couldn't really think of off the top of the head. and. If Mary doesn't know then it strikes me that it it's kind of. It's been deeply embedded in tennis history rarely that yes there are men and women playing alongside each other but there's also you go back. Can we quotes and there's a? Suspicion among the men that's deeply embedded in the men's game, and that the woman the woman is a threat or as an inferior product and Blake's recognition that to be honest that still hasn't gone away and we need to do something about that is so refreshing that he put it in such clear cut terms. And he's kind of actively trying to do something about as well. Yeah. Just just such an in section impressive man and Talk Oh and thinker someone that definitely tennis is better for having in a position of of power. For. Him The. Job, of commissioner. We'll be hearing more from him later in the week on our Beijing Olympics relived portly got full Olympics relived pods committee daily later this week you starting Tuesday Wednesday depending on David's parenting shedule. Night don't have such such concerns. David very much. Does this podcast has been edited for Cameos from David Children? Yes. They they like to come inside light to catherine amass waved and the. Zoom. Lens. I mean, and it's a two way to be fair we. Enjoy their cameos. It's not impossible that one of these days they may be very difficult to edit out of this show anyway. We'll see if we can get through another three hundred episodes before that happens. Working from home everyone, this is relatable content isn't it? We've already had massive rally over a game of rounders this morning as well as. Raised a very competitive child. Yes. And I'm also competitive child so. Olympics relived coming to you either cheese or Wednesday four four days consecutively later this week was that an Iro Matte. No. Absolutely? Not You glanced skyward don't see yourself in. Matt. Catherine these. Absolutely not. I'm I'm offended is. Okay it was a completely innocent Yulon recovery annoying today. Taken sub sticked. I'm just giving David One podcast off. This is this is what it's been mainland. Newfound respect David I retract my eye rolling comment. I am the owner of all. I rolls on this podcast. So. Yeah. We'll be back more Olympics relived starting with Athens two thousand and four I'm biased but it's an absolute corker. We've spoken to the men's double gold medallist in singles and Doubles Nicholas a we also spoke. Muddy fish the man he beat in the gold medal match and that interview is yet though I say so myself it is is pretty jaw-dropping. So yeah, join US rhythm picks relives later this week David Matt. Thank ye David after these parenting Oria. Matt today. Editing David kid sounds of the podcast. Great. Both where the seats are you going to do that and we'll see Phillips we lived in a couple.
"james blake" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Increase the. Visibility of tennis in general, you can increase the prize money in general you increase the exposure increase the value of the product being tennis not necessarily saying that the like you're talking the brands, not just a brand of cocoa Gov or the brand of Roger Federer, the brand of Novak up with just the brand of tennis itself You keep increasing that and all of those stars will their visibility individually will be increased and it's difficult. I think for tennis layers that think of to think of a sport in a team aspect or in that very sort of macro bigger picture aspect because they're so focused on their individual success and how. It how is this going to affect me right now next week next year and what's GonNa you know what this is going to do to me, and if there's going to be a little bit of pain at the beginning, well, we have to you know have some growing pains and figure out how this is GonNa work. A. Player that may have a career of ten years which would be great for on the eighth or WTO tour. You don't want to sacrifice a year at any point in that time to say, well, we're GONNA take a step back before we take out four because that's going to help the sport at the whole. Again that that selfish mindset which again is not supposed to be derogatory. It's what is almost necessary to be suggested that that level it makes it difficult to see. Further into the future and to see the bigger picture. So I think that's why sometimes maybe in practice it may be difficult but in theory I would love to see it 'cause I'd love to see just the entire brand be better because he as a as a male player you realize there's a slightly different dynamic when it comes slams comes to Miami and Indian Wells these combined events you got a bigger fan base you've got fan base that may be more accustomed to WTA and they're seeing. ATP Four maybe the first or second or third time, and so they could be like new fans and similar to the other side the eighty three fans that are there for Rafa Roger but they're now seeing as Aranka and Serena and cocoa Goffin and some other players for the first time they can be new fans for the WTO as well. So if you if you're able to combine them and get more and more of those combined, I just think for the brand of tennis, it's going to be much better. Do you think men's tennis his perhaps needed to be bit mole embracing of that the the the strength of unity. Yeah I think there's there's. Against too much resistance based on is this GonNa take away from what I've done and that feeling of well. We played three out of five they only two out of three. We should be You know were more physical in on matches or any any sort of feeling of. superiority needs to be checked at the door in my opinion needs to be that bigger picture of this going to be good for the sport and I do think that's difficult for a lot of players because we've talked about we've talked about selfish attitude. It's just you. You want what's best for you right now, and if you're thinking in just sort of that laser focus your blinders on. Tennis is still going in the right direction. The ATP has gone great things are going. Well, we're selling out of the stadiums. We're getting great sponsors. Let's just keep on this path instead of thinking well. If, we can do something collaboratively with the WPA and unify weaken have the sport as a whole, and maybe that means if you're twenty the world and in the ATP and you feel like well now someone on the WTO is going to get that deal from the sponsor that's going to sponsor the whole sport. Instead of one that was going to be just on the ADP side, they might see the dynamic nature of garbage Larussa and make her the same deal that I was going to get. So they may be afraid some of the deals may be going away from them instead going to some of the WTO players but. I just feel like it's such A. It's such a short-sighted attitude as opposed to thinking about the bigger picture. If they want to say that it's it's easier for me to say right now I completely agree I completely agree it's easy to say when I have no no skin in the game right now I'm not playing onto our I'm not I don't have those kind of those kind of issues to worry about right now in my life but. Again it's it's once you step outside of that bubble that makes you see it from a different perspective and that's why I mean that's part of the reason we all have coaches. You've got someone that's looking at you that I can tell you from an outside perspective exactly what's best for you and so looking at it from sort of a coach's perspective or from someone that's on the outside looking in. I see that the bigger picture it's better if there if there's unity and more and more unity including the IT F and the USDA and all the the federation's being more unified instead of it being the slams, the IT F and the tours are the ATP and the WTA getting them all together and having one one governing body I think would be beneficial to the entire sport. and. Lowest Question of we james just in terms of the the whole perspective and and I'm big picture thing you know trying to think about. Maybe how tennis can emerge from this period, besser in and and stronger. Original about the the difficult period that you went through in in two, thousand, four and two, thousand, five, the piece Behind the wreck at the end of last year and I mean obviously a really awful challenging period. But something that you managed to to get something positive out of it. The opportunity to reflect to connect with people in your life something that tennis players just. Don't get very often for for. Different. Reasons maybe maybe tennis in tennis players have had a little bit of a taste of that over the. Past few months maybe it could could lead to more perspective. I completely agree it's going to be I think that's one of the things that I'm most excited and interested about when this work does return is how people have changed over the time because I think it's going to be. fairly. Obvious. after a few months the Torres back and running who was extremely productive over this time and who wasn't and. This time I said a few of the younger players that I've spoken to passing This is a time when. I was on tour I would think about. How can I get better during this time? What can I do Is it physical that I can get this. Mentally and I can get better. Is it one specific stroke that I need to work on a hole in my game that can get better and then to have all this time where you're traveling you're not on the road is a time where I need to focus so much just being healthy I'm getting my body ready for the grind of the tour when it does come back and I think we'll see that people that are not taking this time. Seriously that don't appreciate the fact that this is a time to be used still productively they're gonNA have. A tough time dealing with the people that have used this time extremely productively, and that goes to the bigger picture off the court of What did you do with your time spent off the court you're not travelling not competing. So as much as you can practice as much as you can get better physically you've got a few more in the day and you know for some of the older players that means you've got more time spending spent with your family, which will never be a regret for any of them. You get more time to be with those you.
"james blake" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"So just being in limbo I told him, we don't want to do that so very quickly The decision was made. To try we were going to try to put it on unless exchanged, and of course, that was the time when things are changing rapidly. So. Monday that's what we announced. We're going to try to make it happen. We start ramping up getting jets rotation going earlier getting the hotel that we're going to be ready getting more towels more balls. Office players are going to be that early getting tons of hand sanitizers and those stations giant giant lease set up So we know are in really really ramp up mode and were extremely busy than I'm getting calls from every player. Every coach saying is this really going to happen. Are you guys GonNa have? Should we get the Miami? What should we do? So my life was tactic for that week and then Each day something new would come out. Okay. The cases increasing cases increasing in this area we're seeing bigger pockets increasing event the NBA happen I think that was the big point when NBA shutdown I believe that was Wednesday night when. One of the players for the jazz that's positively pulled the players off the court and they. Canceled the rest of the NBA season. At that time. So now we're cancelling an entire sports league in the in the United States what. Are we gonNA follow suit Peninsula Thursday was Kinda pins needle. Then are we going to do this I? Really that's when I got the series anxiety. If we put this on something could happen because this one player on the Jazz Contracted the virus and then everyone in the arena basically was nervous about it. Every player nervous. So Thursday it was sort of a a weird feeling. We're all very nervous and then I think we saw the writing on the wall come Thursday. There's afternoon as the day went on. We realized there's GONNA be no. Possible way we're going to put this on in a safe manner and sprite in warning actually mayor Miami shut down all activity there and said, any sort of gathering was not going to be possible. So it was completely out of our hands but we were I'm at that point we knew that was that was going happen because it was just getting worse and worse throughout that whole weekend once that happened, I believe nine am on Friday morning iphone was quiet for quite a while and that was nice. Yeah known told you took the job you were going to be managing tension a global pandemic, right? No No, definitely not. Really Fascinating Chat with James, Blake on on a number different topics we're gonNA hear from him again in just a few minutes but I just want to get your reaction on what he had to say they're in the kind of unique perspective that he has it all because I was I was pretty taken aback by her friend Frankie wars I I wasn't expecting him to to dodge any any questioning he's he's well known to be a really intelligent thoughtful guy in a good interviewee but nonetheless i. was. Still. Yeah, but pleasantly. Surprised by by the of some of what he had to say there at the same time is being alarmed by some that if somebody is. is in the news him and with with such an intimate neat perspective on the situation is that concerned? Then we probably should be concerned. That's exactly what occurred to me is festival what an impressive character he is, and you'll hear more of that way speaks a little bit later on but. Yeah if he's nervous. On nervous because he has been at the sharp end of this. Okay. On A. Smaller scale with Miami, but still sixty, four plas- in both draws and. All of that to try to. Sort out and you're talking about trying to create a secure bubble I mean I think the US. Are. Doing all they can and haven't seen the way the NBA have started. That's positive that they've created as Disneyworld but still. I I guess he's he's perhaps vocalizing some of the the inevitable fears that you have as a tournament director. You can. You feel that you cannot go to sleep because at any time you'll phone could ring and somebody may have tested positive and if so what then they will have a very. Detailed Plan for virtue of various eventualities. But Yeah if James is concerned, then there are reasons to be concerned so. We're going to just have to wait and say. He really transported us back into hectic week is being Miami director in early March I, remember the time. Miami twitter account putting out some statements that one day after another seem to come kind of contradict each other which I think listening to. Blake. There's just illustrative of how quickly the situation was changing how uncertain it was and that's That's I suppose kind of the worry with the US. Open, as well in terms of. Whether the situation you know when they announced that they're on if they do whether the situation from that could get more complicated and right up to the deadline and the tournament actually starting and I think he's I mean the USDA is of so much. Praise for trying to put this event on. Getting the necessary. The necessary measures in place so that it can hopefully round the safe event but. I must say I much prefer James Blake's tone than an to the tone of the official launch of the US Open a monthly a month ago or so I know they had a reason to be happy the event was happening and trying to sell the event. But it didn't seem to be then sh recognition of the dangers and it was kind of happy. We'll do it. It'll be fine. I would much rather. On the side of caution and be open about the possibility of. The dangers of air and the threat to the event and yeah, I. Just think his tone is sort of tone I want to be hearing at the moment from from people in those positions. Yeah when was describing that we can Miami conjured up this image in my mind of. Him Him and and the organizers trying to stage the event on quicksand. Everything they could and. Getting. Shipping, tons of hand sanitizer in prepping drivers and getting mosques and everything and the ground just seeping away beneath them as it was happening and I think we've all had that feeling in some sort of context over the course of the last five months. Haven't we? We've everything just shifting and ways nobody could have predicted Y- you you know you can predict uncertainty but the exact nature of that uncertainty Asian impossible to to manage. Yeah he'd certainly just such a worthwhile perspective to to hear from on so many different topics I asked him. Was a number players that we spoke to recently about what he's made of how how players have used their platforms during lockdown some plays in. Soccer Coca Golf Kaz James Blake is somebody that spoken written a book about the the importance of..
"james blake" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"I can tell you because I know you on the edge of the that the lion. One. WHO's the? Apparently. It's Alexander's verify who knew. That right Nazis nicknames. Perform us. I got the the the homepage of the website. Up in front of me and it's got these. To style graphics. Top of bunch of the players I going to scroll through. There are four players appearing on my screen at the moment it's Alexander's verify the lion. Felix soldier seem the Panther Richard Gasquet the Virtuoso and Grigor Dimitrov? Greg. Greg had a bad history of nickname. D think he refused enough nickname in which case respect Griego we do think they. Couldn't come up with one. They definitely could come up with one. He's says had a selection shoes WANNA? Throw a winning the ring even pre Utsa he used to be known as PRIMETIME SHOWTIME DIDN'T THEY BACK Now, I think you have to be the something. In the east to be a noun, the show. Night I think it has to, well, it was to say animal but you've got the Virtuoso Dustin Brown the oldest. Alexi popper in is the sniper. which I mean he's just glad to have nickname his knee You've got anesthesia Pavley Chang who is the thunder she also she won the women's event the thunder. Sure. I'd be delighted with that as a nickname on this job on this chipper was the warrior. He really is the only moment nickname griego it is a cool name, the volcano. Brenda. Hang on, he needed his tennis bike. Brenda Brenda Fruit Tova. The prodigy. Say Much of a project never of. I think I think she's like about twelve seriously. Thirteen I think. Current. Current Tom Moody the Tornado. Nikola my limbless guitar. He's going to be pleased with that. He's done well there. Fernandez's go L.. But who still listening to this you think Ben will pair the rebel. We're back at Alexander's various. The lion really is just griddle. Onto giants play. I mean that's the thing you said it was over. I. Thought it was over before then and then there was another one suddenly. Of. The. So. I'm. There's been a lot of A. Lot of people enjoyed it I'm happy for them. Find it is not ultimate. Very quickly Dave just just we are going to be hearing from James Blake surely wiping chatting to. He's obviously a former player clearly, but to director of if Miami. To kind of go to unique perspective foot in both camps player tournament director to somebody with so much perspective perspective that is kind of been a bit bit missing on some sides when when discussing the various ways forward for for tennis in the coming week. So we'll be hearing from him short radius fascinating bit just just quickly to cover Palermo. We've had core core qualifying excuse me over the weekend. mangerial getting underway today. The top seed is Petra Martic. Plays like Maria Sakari, Don Eveque itch in the drama of Andrea Sherr. Sorry Irani. Sonic historic has it Kina Christina Puska. Ranch. Restore sieg -ment Deanna Stream Skar these are all on the order of play today just touching on don evacuate Jr that some of emerged from her tweeted out by ream up. He's covering the event remotely. In the national she says quite here they talk about us being in a bubble, but it's not at all I. Don't want to pretend that I'm locked in the room the whole day when I'm not I went to dinner in the city I'm not looked in the room and ninety percent of players aren't. Now. Is that a failure of the tournament to? Put in the right rules slash enforced the right rules or is that a failure if if Donovan to take it upon herself to actress bonds ably, what we discussed that in our questions show Last week was it I. Think where we only Alexander's Vera Just I'm just saying that those two things are connected and go back and listen to last week. Yeah Might Dixon, who is there covering? The event has has pointed out that this is not an event with huge amounts of resources and it's it's difficult for them to enforce that. So you could ask whether the event should even be happening if they don't have the resources to. To regulate that kind of thing. But at the same time I, don't understand that quote from Don AVEC age casually saying went out for dinner when that kind of behavior. Could possibly. Jeopardize the tournament and also put health at risk I. Don't understand why why kind of social and personal responsibility is lacking in all this. If you're going to an event, you should have the another it's difficult but you should be prepared to do what is necessary and do what is right and the sort of yeah. The casual casual. Oh I, did this and ninety percent of US doing this. Will don't do it. I suppose the this distinction that she is would be drawing well is that there are very few cases in Paloma at the moment. But then there are very. Golden. Will reasons reasons the people not to come fly in from places where their own cases and and act with a lack tacit lax attitude towards the whole situation? I'm not sure I'd be delighted without for resident of Palermo. I'm sure she would make the argument that well I'm following the rules that have been placed upon me. I'm allowed to go out to dinner and I want to go out to dinner, and that's what I'm GonNa do. But as you say, it's not. That there's not a line in that way in the summation for many of us between the tournaments responsibility in the players personal responsibility. The. I've just realized that we're going to have to make predictions on this week you know in on newsletter predictions of back. Right. You being very annoying this week. Mats. With, you can we do Povo says well. All about whether the US Open she had in. Goodness, sake goodness sake. No we're going to hear from James Blake's interesting things to say seventy seven as I said, I had a chat with him a chat with him last week we we talked a lot about the Olympics things that are really interesting experience the two thousand, eight Beijing Olympics be hearing that on our next but one Olympics relived podcast they'll be running. Late. Pretty much daily basically from late this week because we've still got I think six more Olympics cover four, eight, twelve, four Olympics to cover..
"james blake" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Murray and head Watson in a winner-take-all decider on a thrilling final day we had Andy Murray. Giving a speech at the closing ceremony prize-giving type thing where he asked everyone. To to applaud his brother Jamie for for staging event, doing such a good job over, and then he told him by saying Shaimaa, such a stinker of Stink River match today. which was a lovely little moment. We will say had a cardboard cutout of Joel concert instead of the real human being appearing at the at the prize-giving ceremony that was going on that I was I was joined to take in yesterday but all in all a really really successful event I. think another really success event. Murray, it was basically a seven six or seven dia vents and it seemed to be played from dawn until dusk every single day. I. In the energy being put out by the players playing the matches and the captain's and the team members being on the sidelines was immense really and it was fantastic. I thought I couldn't. I just couldn't find enough time to watch. That much of it to be honest with you. But at the end I did manage to put aside to three hours improperly watch those last couple of mixed doubles matches. It just underlined their value and their appeal and especially team environment where you have the plas- on the sidelines there was loads of sledging going on. Joe. Souls rate described some of it as borderline. and. Want to want to the lines heard I did think. That is a bit close to the bone. But it was fun. It was funny and it was certainly entertaining and you could well, it just makes a total mockery of the fact that tennis not have a mixed team events in on a global scale. One that really matters because we've now seen this event and we've seen well team tennis. Really Pale really show what what the format can do for the sport and yet. They feel like exhibitions to me anyway as things don't. Yeah I mean full credit for putting on an event which was competitive safe giving opportunity to compete again, and also I think just it strikes me that a lot of people are joining out of this week in terms of watching it. Personally and I really don't want to come across some kind of tennis grinch or something but. I mean. Again like David I had quite a busy week I didn't watch a lot of it but I think this time has made me reflect on what I like about tennis and why follow tennis and I probably would have thought that it was the kind of aesthetic hitting tennis balls the I liked about it but. I've kind of realized that it's not that I've really missed tournaments that I know and that sense of familiarity and that history that comes with tournaments that I know and also have missed stakes that are obvious and. I've just. I'm very very. Cautious about tennis, returning and. Aware of the dangers but I'm just really looking forward to having tournaments that we know and I don't know it's just made me realize what I value in in tennis as a sport I think which is kind of why I didn't. I didn't kind of make the time of my way to make the time to walk the means I'm very happy happened but I don't know it's just I always feel like that about exhibition tennis to be on this the the tools for a what makes this sport so much fun to follow March. Yeah I agree with you I'm I'm pleased to say I'm pleased it went well watch bits of it. I think there's absolutely place for it. Sit for me a high level competitive sport is about stakes. AM. Too. I love the rings and not found the Hobbit not enough jeopardy not enough on the line. David is looking blank. I'm so pleased success and I certainly agree with David about it showing up. The desperate need requirement for an all-singing all-dancing mixed event in tennis with sledging. You mentioned the you mentioned World Team tennis also reached a thrilling conclusion. Yesterday? It was won by the New York Walk. Some things empire. something. So. They have network TV coverage on CBS. But we didn't get it over here. I was relying empire beat the Chicago Smash in the final I was running. A more most thrilling ending. Twenty points or something, and then Coco Vandeweghe hit an outside engineer line fell to knees i. mean there was real emotion out there drama. But we couldn't see it over here unless you had some paid for subscription that I don't have say. So in America it was on CBS TV. Fantastic coverage for tennis on that in the platform, it It's just yeah. I would love to and I suppose if you speak to anybody who's been involved in world team tennis last thirty odd years trying to get into the mainstream and be taken as part of the tennis fabric has been the goal and of course, Chris have missed out a Roman garrison will play world team tennis back in the seventies and. This is the thing is just makes you pull your hair out the tennis cannot figure out a way. To put it all together and type the good bits and make it relevant yet. David. said. Just before we started recording that you need next minute. So I thought okay. I'm just going to stick on some tennis highlights and I actually walked the last Hoffman Cup highlights of of that mixed doubles and I mean that is kind of my Go-to Tennessee highlights to watch if I need a quick burst of. Tennis greatness because that was so so good and I know we've said this before but how they got rid of that event makes no sense to me how they didn't even have a bigger event than that in the first place makes no sense to me. So, yeah. I mean if anything's come from people who are watching these exhibitions like we'll team tennis and battle the Brits and realizing. The strength of these mixed events. Then hopefully, it's that and Yeah his to his tour tennis tour sometime in the future where a big mixed team event is a focal point. Ten minutes to kill stick on some exhibition mixed doubles from two years ago. You you. All Great. Just says, well, I'm nick curious talking about people putting on exhibitions and Steph and kind of making their money grabs a Hopi I. Hope he wasn't taming. That's at people like Jamie Murray who has actually put on a really really good events here with. No I'm sure I. Just, want to point out I mean. Not. Single. Positive test clearly, very well organized and from. The, world. Team tennis on the whole appears to being very well organized as well. You know these events did a good job. Is Not a single test, the new. Not a single negative face not one positive. Is the knee not one negative face. Matt's the ultimate tennis showdown has reached its thrilling conclusion..
Tennis is back; James Blake discusses the challenges
"Hello. and. Welcome to the tennis podcast. It is Monday the third of August twenty, twenty and two. There is tennis actual tennis. Not, exhibition tennis competitive tennis featuring plays, we've heard of playing for ranking points and prize money. We haven't seen any of it yet. It's just been. It's just been qualifying for the weekend but at the Palermo WPA event does get underway the main draw in earnest. Later on today David's Matt I, Give You Tennis It has suddenly occurred to me that we were together when tennis was last to think. Remember when we were watching. Dubai. Was it when Jovic Matt. Watch. Kim Clijsters Return in my lounge. Yeah. That feels like a different lifetime. I. Think. I was. Kind of the last weekend of tennis, which was the Davis Cup qualifying which. Never, find run event, which is taking place to eighteen months after they. After they, qualified for it. And the even then there were. It was kind of in the background there were rumbling signs of covid nineteen. I think the airport I was at in Hungary actually had a case and they shut the airport down and but then two days later everything just shut down it's amazing how quickly it happened. Just. Tennis tennis is back and it came back with a tennis way because I think the first day of qualifying in Palermo ended gone to am in the morning. kind of like we're doing this again. Given there's no crowds to worry about a no corporate lunches to around the there is no excuse for that is the because he can stop playing at eight am. And you can play on his you can play on his many courses is as you want or need to I mean how how it is? So tennis is it like comfortingly reassuringly tennis. is finishing yeah but also stupid. We stopped terriers and your we. When you didn't go to the airport because Indian Wells was canceled. You had a fully packed suitcase. State fully packed for some time. What is status? Is still my bedroom floor it hasn't been unpacked is had items removed from I would describe it now as haw full. Because Yeah I've removed you know the old parachutes. Only items only items with an elasticated waste obviously because lockdown But yes, all items with an elasticated waste have been removed from it. And all items which you might have to wear a Nike shoe with awesome accessories they remain in the case. Keeping most of. My bedroom floor. I said I said I would leave it the like Tracy unmade beds for the duration of Tennessee's absence and I'm a woman of my word five months. Yup. There's no. Mouse. No no mouth. Remembering the mouse, the other day and thinking was that dream It was that feels like a different lifetime. The masses in the suitcase I know why inspect that regularly? Don't you don't joke about that because that is that is those are the dark thoughts 'cause my mind when I'm trying to get to sleep. So. Yes. My suitcase remains on unpacked a spouse. Now I should probably technically go to unpack it this afternoon before three PM, which is when right the main draw of Paloma starts in the UK. Literally part of the Furniture Knob? Yes. Okay. I will. I will consider that we WANNA pitch empty. I mean that will just be a pitch of an MTC case day K. Okay, sure and case with just a mouse corpse at the Boscovich. It's It's the content that everyone's waiting for you. Welcome. Seven terms of tennis. News from this week, there's been no sort of big bombshell news. The deadline of the thirty first of July has been put. On the US Open confirming. Wants him four whether or not? It was going ahead? We haven't had that sort of concrete hundred percent confirmation. From the US Open from everything we're hearing as much as the little concerned around a concern around everything we're hearing suggests that with a heck of a lot of regulations in place in and details of those those rules and regulations have been. Leaking sporadically of the last couple of weeks, it will be going ahead. I mean seems to me that the only outstanding detailed in terms of it being categoric is. The quarantine situation on reentering the you and I think I mean in some ways that is I don't know whether that might even be made easier by the fact that it sounds like Madrid isn't going to happen anymore in this is not quite such a rush to get back to to Europe in order to play the very next event.
"james blake" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Yeah it's. yeah, it's horrible. So I. Just you know I wonder if this is. A in terms of Understanding what it's like. Again I mean. Something will never truly. But I wonder how close it is to that feeling of. I mean imagine how the injustice you would feel if a friend if your friend if a friend of yours now imagine if like. It happened to a family member of had if you're on Taylor's. Modern archenemy. And through it all. He's such a optimistic person. Still. Yeah, yeah, do you notice that every time? There is something bad being talked about. He found a way to put a positive spin on it which was. God I like I don't. I don't think I do that now, you know. He's encouraged by the protests. He's he He's obviously upset that what happened to him wasn't dealt with with the proper amount of justice that the guy who did that to him. It's not only in the forest, but lost five vacation days after having five incidence craze racially motivated incidents before that it's it's unacceptable I. It's it's something that should outrage everyone. It's some it should not be a divisive issue that what happened James. Forget the killing of George Floyd and Brown to what to James that just that should outrage everyone because everyone is policed by by the police. Everyone depends on the police to protect and serve, and if that happened to anybody's friend family member. If that happened anybody, they'd be Ridge. So everyone should be that we should be collectively outraged. Yes I, agree. and what was the prescription the prescription that? The thing that he got you know I was just thinking like how much I've always admired James. As a tennis player I've also also liked James because he's funny and we laughed together and. We have good conversations, but I've always admired him as a tennis player, but when he was talking about his experience with. This cop, and and how he was so persistent. How James? Didn't relent. And used his resources to move the needle, even if it was just a little bit, and and that the instead of Being being allowed to sue the police department which I'm sure he could have. He could have made a lot of money, but it wasn't about that. It wasn't about that. It was about getting measures in place that that ensure that this would be harder for it happened that that ensure that this wouldn't happen again, or at least it'd be harder for tap and again. That's that's true. That's something I. that's true. That's like noble. He's he's honorable. There's honor always struck me as Super honorable about him and it's funny. We were watching that Lance Armstrong documentary the other night and and And it struck me. How different than after having heard this interview? Just. How Different James Blake is as a man as a as a athlete and. And with a hard worker and I would in a million years. I couldn't see him ever cheating at his sport. You know what I mean, God. There's just something he's like the ultimate gentleman. Yeah, he's like. The honorable true contract convictions raise right. Yeah. He genuinely was raised right so and also very impressive that he so shadow to betty. Out to her and also very impressive his golden girls, knowledge. Most importantly. Yeah, well, let's talk about real. Real important. That's right. Yeah, he loved, and I love that his his wife I don't like that. She called him a Nerd, but I like that like. It made sense why we were friends I. Ask Gap by knowing the golden girls makes you a nerd a Siamese on my God. Let's read a letter, okay? This one's from cats with two TS cats. It's pronounced cats, okay. subject. Would you rather read this email or throw it away? Rita well, we've just answered that High Christian in your shows, a bright shiny spot in cloudy time. Thank you can't. Literally. It is a cloudy day today. 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"james blake" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"And he says we're asking for the bare minimum that matter and the only reason it needs to be said is because of the the history of them, not mattering that continues today and the system that has been put in place. It's to me. It's such basic logic. It's so easy and all you. You need to do is is take a cursory glance at our history and black history of oppression. In this country, the reason people are, it's become polarizing in part is because there's been such an overwhelming influx of social media, outpouring, and posts and people and I. Think I. Think to the other side quote, unquote. They feel like they're being bombarded with this kind of virtue, signaling, stuff and But the truth is this is not a new issue, right? This is not like Oh, in the last two weeks. Racism is has become a problem right racist bit of problems since the beginning well, our country was built on the back slave. We learn this stuff. I talked to James about that, too. All I've been the last week. I've also been wanting to educate myself and I've been. I posted about some. The podcast I've been listening to and the history of been consuming, but you talk about like a different person being reduced to their skin color. That story is that continues has continued throughout history, and and they're far more grisly examples of it like I read about this Guy Anthony Crawford who owned a ton of land. He was very impressive. Persons strong person, and gave all these acreage to his family, and he stood up to a white store owner and was lynched by the town I mean and this happened. And then you look at the dates where these things are happening. Emmett till happened in nineteen, fifty-five Emmett till was killed at fourteen amatil till would be younger than our dad right now. Crawford was killed in nineteen. He was killed within Grandma's lifetime like this. It's not like we're so far removed from these. Horrific tragedies, and now we're like. Literally happening today, right I, mean I think it is fair. It's accurate to say we have come a long way since the days of Slavery Jim Crow Rights, but I think it's also accurate to say that we have a very long way to go and you guys talked about the need for education and the need for certain people who have certain beliefs systems dying out because at like, he pointed out. And he's experienced this with people firsthand. There are some people who just will not be shaken in terms of their beliefs so. I think the key like you said like you're talking about his education, and and I think I mean what the hell do I know but I think that there should be more. Awareness of black history from a very early age and empathy for black, totally I remember very loosely learning about Frederick Douglass turn. A little bit even Nat Turner was was I remember he was painted as A. Revolutionary but not like more of rebel, more of like a rogue rebel right instead of like a hero right and you learn about separate but equal and Civil Rights Act and you you have sort of. Cursory knowledge of a lot of these things, but let's face it by and large our history growing up was European history and I think it's time that that changes. I do too, and it's by the way it's just not accurate either. He talked about scoliosis. and. I also have scoliosis like you said. And I remember compared you guys before I ever met him he I remember getting my diagnosis, and I was very scared and insecure and I was You know I was faced with the. Potential of having the surgery that he talked about those titanium rods, and instead a second opinion, and we opted for what he also went through, which is wearing a back, brace a back brace, and I was very uncomfortable and I was. Insecure about I was at that age that we will yeah that we talked about in the beginning. Everyone is insecure to to some extent. Then and I had even more of a reason to be insecure. My back was crooked and I didn't want people. Notice and and you told him that that was going through this, which was very nice of you and he called me I never met him, and he called me on the phone. And I'd only heard of him at this point. He was a big high school star. He was a big tennis star and he I don't remember exactly what he said to, but it was something to the effect of. It's GonNa. Be Okay. It's not that bad. You'll get through. It was just encouraging and guy. Forget about that and I was I was so. Touched by that yeah! Yeah Yeah Sorry No? Now. Then you think about You think about what you can boil this whole thing down to. WHAT WE DO! WHY AREN'T WE able to see the kindness in one another humanity in one another. I know for someone. WHO's like I. Consider it, a lot of people consider to be heroic in some way I mean he he at the end. He said he he'd want to have dinner with Jackie Robinson and Arthur ash, and but there's a lot of young black kids I I i. assure you out there who see James Blake as Arthur ash. Yeah, and see him as Jackie Robinson, and yeah, and and time I I saw him that way. He helps me out and he did a very kind thing for me, but team says tennis player. Heroin about him, and and to imagine him getting tackled just because of the color of skin it's. Like hurts me, yeah..
"james blake" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Safe and Yeah, best. The family thanks a lot you to. Happen! That's your high school gym is like that's I can think James Sometimes. I still think of him as as I as. You'RE GONNA party. I should clarify that the reason we didn't. We were slightly annoyed by constantly. Giving rights to change was because nobody wanted to be the one to drive in high school. You didn't want to do certain things and then drive right. We didn't ever hooper back then it was before ridesharing called designated driver. Yes, but also speaking of driving. He talks about his mom, having the Nice car. Yeah, I, remember that I was surprised to hear that he had you got pulled over a lot in the got tickets a lot and his mom. They had a running joke in their family where he and his brother the second. Bay drove the Nice car. Something would happen and their mother. Their white mother could get away with anything for six months, plates and I know and that's one of those I mean we're talking this week about our own role in or how we can be better and improve society and land our voices to the what's going on and. You know that's an example of something that I just had I had been ignorant of. We're not racist people but I think we've been complicit in certain racist adjacent ways of thinking which is. Just, not thinking not being aware of some A. Course well. We both grew up in. Like, we've said Fairfield Connecticut shout out, which is a very white town, and that's not to say very racist town, but it's a town that prevents you from having to address any sort of racial issues, so it was like growing up in a bubble I. it just never really occurred to me. That type of thing could happen here, but hear from him it. Of course it makes sense that he was a black kid. In this white is how in a system that is and he had issues with the cops even in this town and it's the fact that I'm still surprised to hear something like that. Yeah has to change you know what I mean like. That's part of changing. Me Acknowledging that it's more of a problem than it is then I realized. I was surprised to learn that he had a curfew. Not because we thought assumed when we were kids when we were in high school that was because he had to get up to play. Tennis James was in my estimation like. Obsessive, but you have to be to be at that level about playing tennis and so we that's just what I assume. He's got to be utterly. The father wants him home. And, come to find out. It was the father's concerns about. Totally justified concerns that they might get blenders and and concerns that not only are totally valid considering what ended up happening to him in his life, but concerns that I can't even begin to relate to well. That's the thing like i. just never thought about his blackness, but I never considered what it meant. To be to have that skin color and live in live in his shoes. Well Yeah. It struck me when he was recounting the story of the COP. Tackling any said. You know I was a known person I celebrate people. People recognized me often especially, then yeah, around the US Open in New, York and he did a lot of James had a lot of contracts because he's handsome guy. He sure was very well known person. Yeah, the COP didn't. Wasn't a fan of tennis so. Since. He wasn't a fan of tennis. James just became a black guy. You know what I mean so it. It's like he could be. He could which he did he he could be wealthy, famous accomplished athlete. Gone to Harvard done all these great charitable things. But if you don't know who he is, then, he's a black guy to someone. Yeah, and the fact that he was reduced to that the fact exactly the fact that James Blake who is as accomplished as a person king. Regardless of skin color. Can, be reduced to a black guy who is who can then be reduced naturally in a lot of people's eyes to a suspect is really. Really really really sad. It's upsetting and I James mentioned this, but I was thinking about thinking about Brianna Taylor because people. I. The conversation centered around Ahmad Aubrey and then George Floyd and now I think people are. Are Recognizing the the tragedy. Of Brianna Taylor and the fact that she was just sounded like such a wonderful person. By all accounts I've just been reading about her and and James mentioned her. It really personalized it for me. In the way that I'm sure it's been personalize for every black person whenever they see something or hear about something like this happening. I thought about my friend. James had he not put his hands down. Had he been more defensive or reacted naturally to that COP charging? He thought he was a fan. Exactly you think about what to happen and this has become. Over the last week got lucky over the last week or so, this has become a very polarizing political issue, and I just don't think it should be. It shouldn't be a political issue and it shouldn't be. The black lives matter people versus the all lives matter people because in part. The all lives matter discrepancy is. In my opinion just to complete MISC- communication of what the messages there it's not. Only black lives matter it's black lives. Matter also yeah, so yeah I mean you guys talk about that interview James says that he started not about it. People already know that who white lives matter. Black exactly. It doesn't need to be said Michael has a great stand up about that..
"james blake" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"I was a nerd You were somewhat of a nerd. Right like yeah, but you were both. See was at the time and I grew up on as you did you on like. Comedies where there was a clear distinction between the nerds and the jocks and they didn't bleed into each other. Right anywhere, but you were an athletic studious kid. Is that fair to say? Yeah, I mean but I still athletic. It was a tennis player, so it wasn't like as the star. quarterback at you know I wasn't a right. definitely wasn't the AC slater although I mean as much as he was cool in the athlete, he was arrested in which I don't feel like in normal like in most high schools that's looked upon as the. Big Man on campus I think it might. My Buddy Togo would say differently at his school. In outside of Boston. The wrestlers were according to him. There was they were like the cool ones. And was I'M GONNA. Say. He was arrested. No. What did get you tennis? I mean I as well I know you I. Don't think I've ever asked you then. The parents played. Just for fun? They play with each other and so I always joked with them that they were too cheap to pay a babysitter, so they'd bring me and my brother up. It's a watch them and we just kind of got into it and wants to be like them. Like our family thing now Sunday afternoons as like dinosaur, the family, no kidding when we were in school together your brother while he was, he was like a big man on campus. Yeah, well, I was always in his shadow. He was the tall. Ridiculously smart going on literally to shadow. Really. Add really athletic, and so he was. He was down to the big man. A little bit. The big man on campus is just very very popular. Yeah. Didn't quite trickle down to me as much but. I try well. I wonder if how much of it had to do with. His school talk about that way too often on the show. I. realized. When I'm like. You guys know I was really tiny right? You'd remember. How tiny I, I remember. How small is four nine and I weighed eighty nine pounds. No Way Freshman, yes. I I was five feet eighty five pounds. Wow! Wow eighty-five power nine while yeah I was little. I got. You. When did you grow James? Senior, it was junior to senior I started junior year still little junior junior year as I started junior, five three, and I started senior year six foot. Wow, oh, my God! Nine inches in one year. You remember what that was like like. Do you remember what you're getting full? It was my. My knees were killing me really yes, I do remember coming back senior year and being like. Wait a minute. What's going on? There's back girl that was ignoring me is now talking me. She's what happened there. Needs to go. is the go to parties and sit there and the hang with the guys, and before I knew it. They were like girls around us like. What happened? What changed the I remember I don't know if I saw you first because I switched schools and. I remember hearing I. Remember started starting the your chatter like James Blake. It's hot. I just it just like bled into the social strategy. Our town is not that big. Small. So you noticed a change then socially, but. What about what about in terms of tennis in terms of people talking to you like? This was going to be a career. This was going to be something that you could do for money. When did that asked? My life kind of changed quite a bit in those couple years. It was amazing how quickly everything went, and it was almost too fast for me to even recognize went from being. A you know I was athletic for high school and I was a very good player was a very good player in New England, but when I finally grew I went from being a good player New England so. One of the best players in the country And then when I was one of the best players in country. Agents started taking notice. college coaches Robert Take, notice and then. I still thought next up was going to be okay. College hopes that can be a pretty good college player I didn't realize how quickly I had started improving when I was growing. To the point where agents were talking about returning pro right away straight high school, or what you know playing in the US Open almost anything, so I was just really. Behind like I was just naive to how how quickly things have changed because it was all right in that time from about sixteen nineteen those years were growth in terms of tennis, maturity, strength, physical everything kind of happened pretty quick there, so James You thought about at that point going pro that early like before college. I couldn't believe their agency when talking about that. Because I thought so that's where I was behind I didn't realize in my mind, the difference between what I was doing and what pros were doing was. Astronomical such a wide gap and I thought you know they're just incredible. They're out of this world I couldn't ever play with them. And I still thought college players were much better than me and I thought now there's no chance I'm not ready to go to go. And I got to college and I thought. I was still living in a shot on my brother. He was three years older than me. He was in college all America. You went to the same in. You followed him to go to Harvard yet Harvey's same school and I thought in my mind, he was always so much bigger and stronger and better than me, and now I finally grown up to a little bit, and then everyone is assumed he was gonNA play number, one and I was gonNA play three or four or five on team when I got to school everyone. Everyone's joking that same chatter was. WHO's GonNa play number, one James Thomas Brother and as kidding me. He's beating my whole life like I can't ever be him. and. Before I knew it, I was like top ten in the country, and I thought I was going to be or five on the team. So all these things happen quickly, and that was your freshman year or my tell in the water, a pro game that first summer my summer between freshman and sophomore year. Okay, so you so you knew. Did you have a long term plan like?.
"james blake" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"He talks about in the interview, but basically he was falsely accused. Of a crime by a cop and he was on videotape, tackled to the ground and put in handcuffs and playing those cob, no questions asked tackled him. knee and the back. In front of it well, we talk about it, so don't WanNa. Get too into it, but. But that's basically that's one of the reasons. We specifically wanted to talk to him this week. We've we've wanted to talk to him for a while now, but specifically this week in light of everything that's happening in the country in the world We thought it would be good to hear from him. as an African American man who has had. An incident that that is somewhat similar to what we saw with George Floyd and Has Life of smaller incidents which he talks about. Yet we were just very eager to have that. We've been wanting to have that conversation as I know. All of hopefully all of you have been. But we are. Very we're ill equipped to have it. As has two white men. So. Sorry. Yeah, we thought this would be a good opportunity to listen to someone who has gone through it, and it is a friend. And Yeah, and has gone through it like you said throughout his whole life. Yeah, so so I hope you enjoy listening along with us to the great tennis, champion and dear friend old friend James Blake. Be a dream sweetheart. Do! So. If you're looking to fresh, enough your snack game, perfect bar has just come up with that. Yeah, they've a whole line of a fresh from the fridge protein snacks. That Union to family will love so these bars because they don't have preservatives and chemicals in them. You have to keep the refrigerated. They're made from freshly ground, nut, butter and organic honey. They have up to seventeen grams of whole food protein while twenty organic superfoods, and they have a cookie dough like texture can't wait to taste these. Unlike any protein bar, you've ever had cookie dough. What does things flavors? They meant one commun- really excited was. The blueberry cashew boy, funny reaction to it. I was reading off the flavors and when I said that one. You're like ooh. That's for me..
"james blake" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Do. Ship. You're listening to life was short. Your skittles loving host Justin Log. Sweet. And with me as always is my brother, who to this day looks good. Both WANNA taste the Robo fruit flavors. Yeah you. I can see in your brain. That be by the way it's still a nice thing to do. You still do that to engender yourself with people I guess so but I I don't remember what my specific motivation was. I just think I wanted to You wanted to get. There was only one, but like realistically impress impressed I didn't have any ulterior motives. I DIDN'T WANNA. Like find a girl night impressed with skills and bring her home to our parents, house or something I don't think I was thinking that far ahead I. I was just saying I just wanted people to like me. Look at that age you were you so desire these I mean we're. Raging. That's the number one pursued. Yes, and we're. We were all insecure. One point and we all felt alienated at one point and our guest today. I don't know if he was at this particular party I remember that I think he. Could have been yeah I. would imagine was because he was friends with our that group and it's through Brian, row and my friend Jeff and Mike I met our guest today. And I'm so glad I did. They introduced me to a lot of people that I'm grateful for, but our guest today is James Blake who tennis fans will know as one of the best of the last? Twenty years I would former number one ranked U S tennis player and number four in the world the world. Nuts? Yeah, I said that yeah, well. We get into that, but not as much as I would have liked. My time with James was unfortunately limited. He's got a family. He's been very busy lately, but Yeah when when I met him, he was a sophomore. I was a junior in high school. He was a sophomore. We are in the same math class. So, he was advanced. was actually advanced math class, so james was very advanced to be in this advanced math class for junior as a sophomore, but he was, he was the little guy, and like I was a little guy in high school, so maybe that was part of the reason I bonded with him, but He not say this James knows this so. I. I don't know how to say he was kind of like. I really liked him. We are all part of the same group, but he didn't. He didn't drive at that age. Being fifteen as opposed to sixteen was the number one difference was, he could not drive drive, so he relied on us for rides places, so he's always like hey, guys. I ain't gonNA party like yeah, we're GONNA. At a ride. About a year later he sprouted, he went through a crazy growth spurt and became like the hunky EST of punks. In Our town was like. Yeah, he was just like the huskies. And damned like by far the best athletes Yeah, he was. In the country you I know, but at the time in high school because I was you're a you're older I was a couple of years younger than him and I remember. My High School I went to we both went to. Prep, which is a Catholic all boys school in Fairfield, and and you spend one semester of Fairfield. High School to public schools were James went. I remember prep We had a very good tennis team we had. We want our school. We I say we but I was on the team We won the state championship like most years. We really really good right and every time we played fairfield. Tennis. I pretty sure our team would win. We would dominate favorite high school except for the number one singles match up. who had shoes always our best player against James Blake and James Blake would. Like! You didn't have a chance against him. He dominated tennis. It would like make the local news. If somebody won a game, it was ridiculous, and then he became the best in the state, and then it became the Best New England, and and then he went to Harvard and became the best in college, and he went on to be a pro and became the best in the country so. Crazy story when we were in. We're all around the same age. When we were following we, of course, we followed very closely James Career. We were friends and and I remember when he played Agassi was at the US Open. Thousand five quarterfinals the US Open and I remember watching it with you. Yeah Santa Monica and I've never felt like I get really into sports specifically, jets and I I've been crushed emotionally watching sports in my life, but I've never been more into any sporting event than I was that night he. Never been so connected into that's it. Yeah, yeah, we were connected as a our friend was like it was the craziest thing, also, not just the we know him, but it ended up. Being that match goes down in tennis. History like people still talk about that match as a classic all time class. Well, it also was. The stakes were heightened for for everybody in every in every way. Just. The drama of it was so intense because James had lost his father about a year earlier I, think and he had struggled with. Injury bring back the year before. Yeah, he was at a really tough year. It's. Saving Yeah I mean he was down for the count, and so then to come back in such a such a huge way, a grand way at against the best in the country was like the world it was an amazing redemption story and and then. For those who don't know about five years ago now two thousand fifteen, a couple years after James Retired from pro tennis after being the celebrated incredible figure. Yeah, he had an incident in New York City where he was falsely..
In Wake of George Floyd's Death, James Blake Reflects on His Own Experience with Police Brutality
"One of the most popular stars in the pro tennis tour for fourteen years says he has had nightmares sensing the police killing of George Floyd about two weeks ago in Minneapolis nearly five years ago James Blake was standing outside his upscale New York City hotel waiting for an afternoon ride to the U. S. open just standing there waiting for the car and definitely not thinking about this thinking about the day what's going on and see someone running from the street towards me and my first reaction was naive as it may be was that this is probably someone that knows me from high school or some coming to give me a hug or play joker or mess around in about three seconds later when I was on the ground I realized that wasn't the case a plainclothes officer had sprinted toward him from his left tackle dump body slammed him face first to the pavement hand cuffed him didn't tell him why and held them for ten to fifteen minutes the video shows a pretty clearly I never raised my arms I never ran and never did anything they could be seen in anyway as confrontational the carpeted soul to the wrong man wanted in a credit card fraud case Blake suffering elbow and knee scrapes and bruises now forty years old Blake who was ranked number four in the world to know six realizes how lucky he was to have been able to walk away given what's happened to so many other black men he sued the city but later withdrew it after the city agreed to establish a legal fellowship to investigate police misconduct and advocate for victims of police brutality the officer who was assaulted him was punished with the loss of four vacation days that's it and he sued Blake later for defamation suit that was thrown out in federal court as being frivolous several months earlier of course Eric garner was choked to death from behind by a New York City officer Daniel Pantaleo after saying I can't breathe eleven times face down on the sidewalk for allegedly selling cigarettes illegally and resisting arrest the medical examiner ruled that a homicide but a grand jury declined to indict the F. B. I. launched an investigation recommending that federal civil rights violations be charged but U. S. Attorney General William Barr declined to prosecute Pantaleo was fired last year after which he sued the city backed by his police union and people wonder why Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem protest and police brutality in the black community
"james blake" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
James Blake on Police Brutality, Racial Injustice
"james blake" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
"John Wartime here is this week's sports illustrated tennis podcast our guest. This week is James Blake. James of course is a former top by player commentator down with ESPN tournament director with the Miami Open. He is a husband, a father. He's been a friend of mine for a long time. Is One of the sports good guys? He is also sadly. Police brutality, and perhaps you've forgotten this, if so, it's because he dowse situation and didn't inflame it, but at the US Open in twenty fifteen, he was body, slammed in broad daylight while waiting to go out to the US, open that was the hands of a member of the NYPD. It was charitably called mistaken identity James didn't sue the police department and get a settlement. Check that I suspect the NYPD would happily of cut him. If it meant sparing them embarrassment, he did something much more creative in more helpful to society at large will. We'll talk about that. Give of last week. I thought it was important that. James speak if if he were so inclined and he was so here's a tennis podcast that contains not a lot of tennis, but James was thoughtful and intelligent and. Maybe above all empathetic toward all parties, including the the good police, he shares his thoughts and opinions here, and sadly his first-hand experience with this topic that's engulfed so much of the country and really the world these past few days so here without further ado from San Diego James. Start at the very beginning. How have you been experiencing last week? The last week's been been challenging. Definitely awesome sleep. Thinking about a lot of the things that happened to me in a lot of things that have happened to everyone in this country, especially everyone in the black and brown communities. It's really. Eye Opening and I try to be Zeno Me John. You know I i. generally try to be optimistic and think about things in a positive way. one positive thing is the fact that people are protesting. And want clarify that protesting I'm happy about the rioting I'm in no way happy about, but the protesters in the riots. In my opinion are very different so for people to be outraged because of what happened and for people to decide to use their their right. To Express concern, expressed, displeasure expressed anger and resentment towards the police officers that did this to degeorge floyd. Is actually encouraging to me because it's happened so often that I was really afraid the country has become desensitized. To the fact that lack Brown people are just losing their lives, and that's just a part of daily life. So I'm encouraged that people care. This was so agreed that it took people that get out into the streets, and I actually believe that there may not have been a conviction as quickly of this officer. If it hadn't been for the protesters, and then I'm definitely saddened than once it goes further. I'm saddened by the fact that these riots have been taken over I've talked to people that are. Around them are in them and doing doing something peacefully, and then just people show up. That are not art in their breaking windows throwing stuff. Like. Things on fire in that's not That's not the message is not a protest. That's just chaos. That's just looking to to promote chaos, and that's not what any of this other stuff standing for so I think there needs to be a distinction. Eknath a lot of people. Right that you know the looting. The rioting is just awful. It's a bad look in. It's terrible for the memory of George Floyd but I. Don't think those are the people that really cared about George Floyd to begin with. If people are saying when you're throwing fire extinguishers into urban outfitters. Is, no longer about George Floyd. Exactly, and that's why I think there needs to be a distinction because I. DO think they've been plenty of across the country. Plenty of protests that peaceful that are thought out that are Organiz that. That's that to me is is the that silver lining I'm taking? This is that that's America. That's what that's. What should happen is there's been a wrong. It's occurred. There's been tons of them over the past year over the past five years over the past. You know decades. And this one brought people to organize protests, and that's okay. That's great when it's been now. Co opted by people that are just benefiting from chaos. That's what's what's really muddied the waters and it's it's made the message and it's really unfair. I wish there was a way for the police officers for the officials, the governmenst to notice which ones are which and be able to really separate them out and punish those that are there just to do harm and let the others do what they've been trying to do. Which is just these Lee? Protests Let everyone know that change needs to happen. You'd say that. These incidents of police brutality of happened in the last year in the last five years and you. You speak from experience with that. You and I've talked about the police brutality I. mean. Do you see yourself as was there? Cross racial identity racial bias him, and do you see yourself as a victim of racial bias? As well I was looking at conversation. We had a I think another podcast and we talked a lot about brutality, but we didn't really talk much about the racial bias. Yes, I remember a remembered, obviously very believable when it happened. I didn't I didn't WanNa rush to judgment. I DIDN'T WANNA. Say That's the reason right away because I know how much of the power that is how much that can set off anger resentment that can set off just crazy fireworks, so I didn't say that initially my first interview I wanted to wait and then seeing all the facts. As I did throughout Seeing the officer that attacks me had. Incidents in all against African American. all seemingly racially motivated, and then the fact that the person that did arrest. For the crime supposedly looking at me for was white, there was no incident He was taken off peacefully. I don't believe he was in cops so. That to me makes me believe that. Yes, it was. It was racially motivated in the officer That did this to me. Is One of those is talked about in the the nice lamb, saying a bad apple. In my opinion, it's just a practice. Criminal is wearing a uniform, but what he was doing in my opinion is is is bordering on criminal so for for him to to do that and to do that so often meant to get away with. It is what these protests are about. Which is why I was screaming at the top of my lungs about I was still adamant about this person. This opposite did a to me being fired and not having this job, because almost every person like their. Jovan that. Ends up killing an unarmed civilian has these kinds of records. They have misconduct on their on their record. Jovan I believe had seventeen other incidents in nineteen points..
Daniil Medvedev claims first Masters title in Cincinatti
"The world's best men's tennis player at least at this moment is deal medvedev going into last week. The twenty-three-year-old russian had made two consecutive tournament finals here in washington d._c. And then in montreal then this past week in cincinnati he we used huge first and second serves and really solid for hands back ends to beat world number-one electric in the semi finals and divvied viewed goffin in the final to win the biggest title of his career and move up to a career-high number five in the world behind only jovic rafael nidal roger federer and dominic team stephens hero. The eighth ranked stefanos citybus. Thank you is owen foreign his career against gets medvedev seats apostol ben rothenberg last week than medvedev plays sloppy adding. It's good sloppy. He can make you miss without your understanding how you just missed you. Miss shots that you don't mess. That's deep kind of. I watched medvedev in d._c. So i have a good sense of how well the dude is playing but i it didn't know before i saw a pretty oblique tweet on sunday. Is that three years ago medvedev was defaulted from a match on the second tier challenger tour. You're in a match which was played on clay and savannah georgia medvedev. Who was then ranked number. Two hundred sixty in the world was playing donald young young as a black american can player in the first at the chair umpire. A black woman in sandy franch went down to the court to check the ball mark on shot medvedev hit. There was close to the sideline. She called the ball out giving young the point which led medvedev mark. I know that you are friends. I am sure about it. After the game was over french called over tournament supervisor advisor medvedev was quickly defaulted for what the united states tennis association later referred to as questioning the impartiality of the umpire based on her race. There is unfortunately precedent for that incident in two thousand one. Australian lleyton hewitt claimed that a black line judge at the u._s. Open was calling foot-faults on him to to favor hewitt's black opponent american james blake. I've only been foot-faulted of one end. Look at him. Look at him. Look at him. Mate hugh had said look at him. I and you will tell me what the similarity is. Get him off. The court. Look at what he's done. Hewitt was not penalized during a match or afterwards the u._s. Us open tournament director brian earley who you may remember as the guy who came on the court during last year's yes open final when serena williams demanded to speak to the terminent director during her her conflict with chair umpire carlos ramos early ruled that there was no violation of quote grand slam code of conduct and that quote the evidence events was inconclusive as to the intent of mr hewitt's remarks to the chair umpire q._a. for his part said i come from a multicultural country. I'm not racial any way at all. Though hewitt didn't get sanctioned. John mcenroe called his on-court statement unforgivable. It has indeed followed hewitt for his whole career areo still hear people mention it when hewitt's name comes up medvedev's words have gotten less attention because they came in a minor league event probably also because he wasn't yet well known when it happened as far as i know medvedev has never commented on this <hes> the incident did get brought up in two thousand seventeen when at wimbledon medvedev eh opened his wallet and started throwing coins at the base of the umpire's chair to make a not so subtle point about the empires bias alleged bias towards his opponent it
Tariffs threaten Apple's China success
"Apple shares have been trending down since President Trump warned. Last Friday that he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports. KCBS is Mike HOGAN said the tech sector would be one of the hardest hit. Apple shares started tumbling after President Trump tweeted that the tech giant should make products in the US if it wanted to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports tech experts say the tweet shows the president doesn't understand how the supply chain works, for example. If you look at something like Apple's air pods. These components that they get are strung out all over not only China, but other parts of Asia that are then put together, and then manufactured over there. Tech ATL is Tim Barrett with creative strategy says despite being impractical producing iphones in the US would make them prohibitively expensive. We've estimated if you tried to manufacture something like the iphone here. The actual cost could be as much as fifty to sixty percent higher to the consumer at that stage of the game hits apple in a very big way. Because the demand would go not just apple. The proposed terrorists would make all imported computer parts more
Carlos Ramos, Umpire Known for Rigidity, Lands in US Open Firestorm
"Serena Williams meltdown at the US open has raised debate about how women and men are treated when things get heated in big-time tennis. Williams's first rules violation pain went on pyre Carlos Rama's saw her coach trying to signal her from the stand. Breaking racket cost her appoint accusing Rama's of stealing the point cost or a game, which cost you the final Williams calling it sexism I've seen other men. Call other umpires several things former tennis star James Blake agrees. I've definitely done worse. I've seen others do much worse Unagi penalized. I think there just needs to be consistency. Ramos has a reputation as a tough but fair match official. Several pros saying the problem is inconsistency among umpires.
Four cities sue Trump over Obamacare 'sabotage', claiming it violates constitution
"Immigrants plus Zimbabwe announces the results of its historic. But controversial presidential election voting was Monday and has been followed by a government crackdown on demonstrations. Those stories just ahead right after news, headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer for. Cities are suing the Trump administration. Alleging federal officials are deliberately, sabotaging, the, Affordable Care. Act and bureau's Alison kodjak reports the cities are asking, a judge to block some rules and executive orders let's say of hurt ACA, markets the four cities are Baltimore Chicago Cincinnati and Columbus they accuse the president and health and Human Services Secretary Alex as our. Of failing to faithfully. Execute the law as demanded in article two of the constitution and the city say their residents have been, harmed by the alleged sabotage. Because insurance has gotten more expensive leaving fewer people covered the complaint includes sixty pages of statements. By the president and actions by his administration that. The city say undermine the ACA or ObamaCare the lawsuit quotes Trump about twenty times saying he. Might let Bama care either implode or, explode The administration declined to. Comment Alison, kodjak NPR, news President Trump, is thanking North, Korean leader, Kim Jong own for a quote. Nice letter and says he looks forward to seeing Kim soon. The White House says no, date has been set for another summit. As NPR's. Michele Kelemen explains White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirms that President Trump. Received a letter and wrote back. To Kim reaffirming the US, goal, of, a nuclear-free. Korean peninsula he did receive a letter I believe he, received it on August first the is not a second meeting that is currently, locked in or finalized certainly open to that discussion but there isn't a meeting planned secretary of state Mike Pompeo Macy his North, Korean counterpart in Singapore. Where they're attending a regional conference this week officials say Pompeo will also be making the case to countries, in the region to continue. Enforcing sanctions on North Korea Michelle Kellerman NPR news the State Department national security adviser John Bolton In is handling. The Trump administration efforts to. Direct, what, he called, a vast government wide effort to protect, American elections after Russian attempts to, interfere in two thousand, sixteen Bolton at a press briefing today. Joining other top members, of the intelligence community defend actions to limit the ability. Of foreign governments interfere in, the US. Political process without going into specifics we do not wish to make the efforts of our adversaries any easier through injudicious public disclosures. Nonetheless we have offered to. Do before and continue to offer briefings. To, members of congress insecure facilities Walter another top Trump officials appear to reject, recent denials of election interference. From Russian President Vladimir Putin device maker apple has. Hit a major milestone the company behind iphones ipads and Macs becoming the first publicly traded company ever, to be valued at more than a trillion dollars being viewed as a stunning turnaround for the company that at. One point, in nineteen, ninety seven was, on the brink, of bankruptcy You're listening to. NPR this is WNYC in New York I'm David I the trial of Paul Manafort, for tax evasion and Bank fraud is underway with prosecutors emphasizing the former Trump campaign managers connections to wealthy New York lawyers argue Manafort hid income from, the IRS by wiring money directly to high end vendors WNYC's Andrea Bernstein was in the courtroom. Yesterday, she says at first the judge was unimpressed but he became more engaged in Manhattan, high-end soup. Purveyor Maximilian Katzman began testifying the judge pointing out Manafort is not on trial for having. Expensive case but the. Prosecution showed that Manafort had paid, a tour by wire, transfer from banks in Cyprus and max Katzman was quite clear even though he has only extremely wealthy clients he said he had no other clients who paid. Only by international wire transfer so that made an impression the trial continued today Retired tennis player James Blake says he wasn't told that a police officer who tackled him in a case of, mistaken identity is facing new charges stemming from that two thousand fifteen incident. Officer James Fresca Tori was previously. Docked five. Vacation, days for slamming Blake to the ground outside a hotel in two thousand fifteen Frasca Tori appeared for a second NYPD disciplinary trial this week after. He was accused of meddling in the investigation in a statement Blake said Prescott Tori should. Have been fired the city has not yet. Responded to a request, for comment about two, hundred and fifty students from across the. City are in an arts bootcamp this summer the two week. Program helps eighth graders prepare for auditions that are. Part of the admissions process at dozens of high schools Paris Briggs says she wants to try, out for the dance program at LaGuardia high school.