20 Episode results for "James Naismith"

NBA Action

The Stephen A. Smith Show

22:18 min | 2 years ago

NBA Action

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Ultimately succumb to the greatness of Tom Brady yet again, I think he's one twenty eight at thirty three meetings. He's had against the Buffalo Bills in his career just completely dominates them. So the inevitable was going to happen. As exactly what happened, but didn't happen. Because Tom Brady happened. Courtesy of New England's defense that just showed up and put about fourteen points on the board. And just completely neutralize think. It was one of those situations with New England office only ended up scoring six points last night. That's something that we'll get into as the show progresses in terms of what we should expect from New England moving forward for the rest of the year. But I had the NBA on my mind to be quite honest with you because one of situations where it comes down to this, right? I'm going back and forth between watching I don't laugh. I was actually watching my New York next week the Knicks. They're my team native New York. I'm going to watch them and watch them beat up on the Brooklyn nets of vending laws early in the season about little more than the week ago. They blown out of Madison Square Garden last night ending about four or five game losing streak. So I was happy about that. And now there's in a situation where they've got two wins and seven games on the season. We'll see what they do moving forward particularly interested in seeing what happens when Kevin Knox comes back. Tim Hardaway's averaging about twenty four points game albeit on forty percent shooting. Can't wait for porzingas to come back. Because really for me. I'm not going to belabor the negatively on the Knicks. What I'm gonna tell you this. The season comes down to two components. It comes down to Kevin Knox showing you. He's got tremendous problem and a a proper process progress, by the way, he's tremend-. Prospect and has tremendous promise, and that's very very important to the New York next future. The other thing that's very important as the return of Chris was Aengus. He needs to come back sooner than later, by sooner. I mean, probably around late February early March and really really be there for the New York Knicks the last six weeks of the season showing that he has returned that. Indeed. He is that dude that can that that will be here for the long term ready to spearhead they're moving into the future. Because the combination of the two is alternately what's going to lead the Knicks to acquiring one of those big time free agents. Whether it's Kevin Durant. Whether it's kyri Ervin a Jimmy Butler, somebody else, the New York Knicks have got to get one mega superstar to come to the Godet and outside of that. They have to get a secondary star doesn't have to be a superstar. But it needs to be a stock. That's what they need to do. Right. And that's what segues be. To my next subject. I watch Klay Thompson play last night. This man for the Golden State Warriors the third scoring option on the Golden State Warriors, by the way. Hit an NBA record fourteen three pointers in a game. Finished with fifty two points in three quarters. By playing a grand total of twenty seven minutes. And touching the ball. A grand total of ninety six seconds. I'm a repeat that laser gentleman. Ninety six seconds is not two minutes. Do y'all understand the magnitude of what I said. Klay thompson. Sharp-shooting shorter for the Golden State Warriors. Former three point shooting cont champion who bought away beat Steph curry in the three point shooting contest that Klay Thompson. Dropped fifty two points in twenty seven minutes having touched the ball for all but ninety six seconds. I don't really really think y'all copy hand how great that is. I've going to say it again for those who are hard headed. Don't wanna listen, either don't know basketball wanna act like they know basketball, just to get on my damn nerves by being a contrarian. Oh, whatever the case may be let me be clear. Klay thompson. As one of the top five shooters in the history of basketball. Ladies and gentlemen, at Mead says James Naismith, invented the game. Klay thompson. There's one of the five greatest shooters. This entire war old has ever seen. He's that great of shooter. He's that great. Now, the staying there are people out there who were looking at from this angle. And by the way, I'm not gonna poo poo that. I'm not going to dismiss that. Because I understand those valid points. That point is they were playing this cargo bulls. Let me tell us up there. There comes a moment in time in life as you're witnessing watching professional sports on four before your very odd. There are certain moments, ladies and gentlemen. That you look at people, and they should be fired on the spot. I'm talking about an listen. I'm not talking about tomorrow. I'm not just talking about it that moment, I'm engaging in our purply some degree here. Because obviously, I'm not sitting there saying that what the team there. Fred Hoiberg has that he needs to be summarily dismissed it needs to be automatically fired or something along those. That's not what I'm saying. Here. What I'm saying to you is that in that moment. Fred Hoiberg, the head coach for the cargo bulls should've been scored out the Rena by security. Does your call? Go bulls defense was that horrid that abominable that embarrassing that pathetic that more that ridiculous that disgusting. That made you wonder whether or not they would be coached. F A have that happen at the United Center. Why am I saying this gentleman? It's not because Klay Thompson dropped fourteen three points for the game laser gentlemen's because Kabul's gave up ninety two points of the first half ninety two points in the first half. That's just disgraceful. Do you know that your cargo in the first half was down ninety two fifty? How to hell you drop by forty points in the first half. Do you have any idea how negligent in your obligation and duty that you have to be ten not show up to to be down by forty in the first half. You just show up. You took the night off you embarrassed yourselves. You disgraced yourself it just made. You wonder why guys getting paid? These gentlemen, I lose by forty in the first half. How difficult nappy I could lose. My I get on the court and lose by forty in the first half. What can I get paid? I'm not getting Zach LeVine. I like him. He's a skilled player that shows up at your Kaga bulls even dropped twenty one last he couldn't help it. But I'm just saying do you have any idea? How excruciatingly embarrassing you have to be to be down by forty in the first half. I mean, what the hell were you doing while the Golden State Warriors shooting all over the damn place where you on stairs concessions ordering hot dogs and soda pop. I mean, what hell was that. What does this grace? What a disgrace. I don't give a damn how good Golden State is. Pell. I can sit up there and grab retired dude. Like, Paul and Chauncey Billups, and Jalen rose and throwing producer here at ESPN and beat out by less than forty in the first half. You gotta be kidding me. Isn't something embarrassing stuff that took place at the United Center last night, the house that Michael Jordan built and he's an owner for the for the Charlotte Hornets, and he should have been a save that a statue was hanging out of an arena that would host such garbage last night. What a disgrace. What a disgrace just horrible. But I digress. Because I don't want to be to me. Actually interested in being nice today. I mean. Quite a good mood. Is just that when I see bad basketball. It's hard for me to contain myself. Not good. Forty points in the first half. You didn't show up? Goes they worse plan the game horse. That's what they would do when they were playing a game horse. What we're do. What a basketball game at the United Center last night and those poor fans. Coming out the and supporting this team the way that they do Paxon gar Forman. Gotta get it together. You want to go on you want somebody you could control you got it in Fred Hoiberg? But you're not getting any talent to shy town yet to hold on for delight Zach v because you could go in the free agent market and get anybody to come to you. Is just embarrassing. But again aggress. Allow me to focus instead on Klay Thompson. Because if you're Klay Thompson laser gentleman, isn't it time to save you an LA the guy you need. Now, the koala Linda there's no joke and he's having an MVP caliber season does fall, and I get it. And if he's going to come to LA with LeBron. Hey, that's all the better understand. Kevin durant? Although I don't think that'll happen. And I'd be ready to just abandon basketball if Kevin Durant joined LeBron James because I don't think it would be fair. The fact of the matter is when I look at a guy like Kevin Durant. I think he should be competing against LeBron James now playing alongside him. That's where I'm at with that. Klay. Thompson is not the play at Kawai Linnet is he is not the play at Kevin Durant is, but he's one of the greatest shooters we've ever seen in the history of basketball, including. Arguably the best catch and shoot sniper. This game has ever seen. And with that being the reality. Isn't that what the Lakers need? Did. You not watch the Lakers. The of the tipple was last night. Did you not see what happened LeBron James at eleven of twenty three shots? Hit three of six three points had twenty nine points, ten rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, two steals. The broad James was big now when he lost the dribble at a crucial moment late in the fourth quarter. But that's beside the point, by the way, coups had a relatively pedestrian gain. Brandon Ingram still had twenty four points. Hit three of his five three point shot. Fifty percent for the field. Lonzo ball. You're in a starting lineup twenty four minutes four points. Why why what what you? So you like that? This to start is tough of the worst game starting abroad James career. Let me tell you. Why y'all need to be concerned including myself pick the Lakers to get to the Western Conference finals iron understand. It was an engagement an opera really I stepped out on a limb Dan jumping off the boat. I still feel that way. I still feel. They got that kind of potential if they played away to supposed to play the fact that a meta is lakes gotta play. Better defense legs got to play better defense. Jimmy Butler was a star last night thirty two points on twelve twenty shooting six seven from three point range. He was spectacular. He absolutely was call Anthony town, bald twenty five points, sixteen rebounds, reminding us what he breaks the table. And you did all of this without Edger Wiggins. There grow their wealth. You off the bench even though he only four sixteen shots Anthony taller hit four his shots. Todd's Gibson big top defensive play on Kusel who foolishly tried to launch a three over Todd's Gifton. We're Todd gets in his face. No. You ain't doing that. Todd gifts it he's two elite of defender for you to think that you could get away with that. Let's understand what's going on here. The Los Angeles Lakers. Don't play good enough defense. They don't now. Some people are looking at it. And they're saying, you know, what it's just LeBron get stuff together, whatever. And do we have that sound about from LeBron James and his patients because I need that. 'cause I need to I need the folks to hear when LeBron James tattoo to say. Because listen the Lakers are struggling their defense doesn't look that. Great. Three point shooting. Although it was good last night fourteen to twenty nine for three point shot better from threes than they different tools. The reality is that they got two problems defense and point guard play because you gotta have a remnant shooting from your point guards, which they don't have it Rondo Alonzo. Even though Rondo did not look bad last night six to nine from the field one or two or three point range. Thirteen points off the bench, thirty one minutes. Played more time than Lonzo. But I need a perimeter threat from the point guard spot. And guess what? The way to lake is a plan unable to get stops fourth quarter lead to get San Antonio fourth quarter lead. Against houston. Got a lead going up against Minnesota. Can't hold it. This is not good lead against Portland leader gets used to lead against San Antonio. You losing overtime and give up one hundred and forty three points. Leader gets into Tonio again. Scratching and chlorine. Just a shot away. The fourth quarter gets Minnesota. Those all five losses came down to the wire for the Los Angeles Lakers. Except the fight against Houston on opening night last Saturday. If you are. The Los Angeles. Lakers. Gotta stop somebody. Otherwise, folks patients is going to wear thin, and in the broad James case, it may have already happened. Listen to this this whole year point points that patients on out in what you look like as a leader when you're rations. You probably don't wanna be around my patients. There's. I don't blame them. I don't blame the Brown. One bit. First of all when you're a winner. You should be pleasant to be around when you lose. I'm just call it like, it is you shouldn't be pleasant to be around when you lose it. Now, if you're a star, even though you go down as a team, if you're the one performing at iota won't putting in the work and your two one out there grunted and doing all that you can't to win. You shouldn't get the blame. But you do she a couple of -bility, but you shouldn't get blame. Because you lead you to perform, and you don't want people gotta lean on all the way. So you should be treated the same as everybody else. That's about core. Belief. Now, never dive away from that. However. Even though he wouldn't be pleasant to be around. Let's also understand. Lebron James is on the record saying that these are the visuals on this team hand picked by him. That's what he say. Rondo beasley. Stevenson mcgee. He did say that. And when you look at the talent that the Los Angeles Lakers have listen, the Los Angeles Lakers have not been awful. They're records to five is not impressive. But they haven't been awful. You look at some of this talent it's stuff that could be worked with. I'll tell you where it's getting tricky. And who is getting tricky four. It's Luke Walton. I like Luke Walton I like him a lot. And I really hope that it's one of those situations. That ultimately. We'll get rectified. But I believe that lukewarm go have to figure this out. First of all, Josh heart should be started on any other team. They're coming off the bench. They're big time. Offensive producers off the bench for you. That's going to help you mentally on the Lakers. They are starters. I don't like Brandon Ingram over by. I think he could play. I think he can score. I think he scores on meaningless threes early in the game. But when it really really counts, Brandon Ingram vein draining threes for you. He's not that kind of stroke. So in my opinion. Nor to offset these doldrums some degree you need more office. And I think Josh harsh should be playing a lot more contagious. Call will pope I like him. He should not be starting head of Josh Hart at anytime. Now right now, I don't believe it. Not until contagious. Call. We'll poke case EP shows me he could hit jump shots. I need to see more of that. I know Josh Hawkins you, and I need to get this brother play Tom, and I need to expedite that maturation process when it comes to him. But when I look at the Los Angeles Lakers as presently constructed. Luke Walton has got to do a better job coaching defense Scott to do a job. It's kind of a better job and Llandough Lonzo and Rondo have to get it together and terms to their perimeter shooting. They have to because if you can't score from the perimeter. You can't spread the floor, and it's four and five basketball from that point forward that ain't gonna work. Lebron knows Luke Walton knows more poorly. Magic Johnson noser. And who's to say that Magic Johnson is not gonna feel compelled to make a move. And the question is if he is as pertains to Luke Walton is GD bus going to stop magic. Now on emphasize this. I'm not rooting for this. I don't want this to happen. Luke, Walton I like him a lot, and I like his potential as a coach he's a young guy on the come up who's learning as he goes along. But I believe in Luke Walton, and I believe that hopefully could steer the ship around. But if I'm magic how much time how much of a leash do I give Luke Walton? It's a legitimate question. It can't be avoided by the way. Do you have frequent harbor like the con- we have stashed everywhere in case it pops up. You know, what I mean, you keep some of your bag or your desk or your car or your nightstand. You have those Charkhi tablets ready for whenever and wherever harbor rice. Well, listen up. There's an easy way to deal with your heartburn. That's prime OTC. Just one day. We'll ask the full twenty four hours with zero heartburn kick. U S it have it, please. It's possible were proud sick OTC uses director for fourteen days to treat frequent heartburn. Not for immediate relief. Of course. 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First public basketball game - March 11, 2019

This Day in History Class

05:53 min | 2 years ago

First public basketball game - March 11, 2019

"Hey, Mario Lopez here. And I really hope you can check out my new podcast. Listen tomorrow. LTM definitely side of me that you've never seen before. So please, listen and subscribe at apple podcasts or on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Welcome to this day in history class where we bring you a new tidbit from history every day today is March eleventh twenty nineteen. The day was March eleventh eighteen ninety two. In Springfield, Massachusetts, seven students and seven teachers played the first public game of basketball at the international young men's Christian association training school, or what is now Springfield college. An article in the March twelfth issue of Springfield newspaper set the following over two hundred spectators craned their necks over the gallery railing of the Christian workers to NASA's them while they watch the game of basketball yesterday afternoon between the teachers of the international young men's Christian association training school and the students at the time James Naismith was working as a physical education instructor at the YMCA training school in Springfield, the students at the school were confined indoors during the cold Massachusetts winter, and they had a lot of pent-up energy. The calisthenics in children's games. They were playing in class just weren't cutting it for the rowdy students. So a teacher challenged Naismith to create a game that could keep students active in the wintertime between football and baseball season. Naismith drew from the game of rugby lacrosse and another that combines tag and marksmanship called duck on a rock. So on December twenty first 1891 Naismith asked his students to play a nine verses nine match using a Stocker ball in two piece, baskets, he mounted the peach baskets to the lower real of the gyms balcony, which is about ten feet or three meters. Above the ground. The goal was to throw the ball into the opposing team's Pete's basket. The basket didn't have holes in the bottom. So students in the balcony would have to grab the ball out of the basket when it went in. But since Naismith hadn't given the students any clear guidelines other than get the ball in the basket the game didn't go. So well, he said the following in a nineteen thirty nine radio interview the boys began tackling kicking and punching in the clinches before I could pull them apart. One boy was knocked out several of them have black eyes and one had a dislocated shoulder. It certainly was murdered. But even though the game didn't go to smoothly the students still wanted to play again. So Naismith wrote thirteen rules for the game. His secretary typed the rules on two pages. And he hung them up in the gym. I won't tire you by going through all of the original rules. But here are some the ball may be thrown are bad it in any direction with one are both hands a player cannot run the ball. But must throw it from the spot where he catches it though, there is leniency for a player who catches the ball when running if he tries to stop that. No running with the ball. Roll kept the players from tackling and hitting each other Naismith hadn't visited the game of basketball, which was originally written. As two words and in January fifteen eighteen ninety two article that was sent to YMCA's across the United States. He listed the rules of the new game. Five days later, the first official game of basketball was played at a YMCA Jim in Albany, New York and on March eleventh the first public game was played at the YMCA training school. Gym in Springfield. The sport quickly spread across college campuses. The first intercollegiate basketball game was played in eighteen ninety five in the first professional basketball league formed three years after that by around this time teams of five or the norm in nineteen one. Dribbling was introduced though, it wasn't that efficient considering balls? We're still a symmetrical. By nineteen o six the game used nets with holes in the bottom. And today the sport looks a lot different than it did at that first game in eighteen ninety one and the rule book is a lot longer. I'm Jeff coat, and hopefully, you know, a little more about history today than you did yesterday. So here's some fun trivia found. While researching this episode Naismith original thirteen rules or purchase at auction in two thousand ten for four point three million dollars. Thanks for listening. And we'll see you tomorrow. Disgrace a rock and roll true crime podcast launches March for teeth hosted by me, Jake burnin season features Kurt Cobain Courtney. Love I Tina turn XXX ten Tassio and another Rolling Stones this one featuring the Hells Angels running security dead kid on the dance for get up to speed now with seasons. One two which are currently available to listen disgrace. Then the I heart radio app, apple podcasts or ever you. Get your podcasts.

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First public basketball game / First case of Spanish flu reported in U.S. - March 11

This Day in History Class

14:41 min | 3 months ago

First public basketball game / First case of Spanish flu reported in U.S. - March 11

"T mobile believes that black history is american history and that together. we're unstoppable. That's why t mobile is proud to celebrate black history month by sponsoring a special episode of the daily zeitgeist podcast focusing on the unsung achievements of black americans. Now since you listen to this day in history class evert black stories from all around the world we've covered lorraine hands berry walter rodney zanzibar revolution and even the origins of black history month. So i think he'd really appreciate the special episode of the podcast. Dailies geist hosted by miles. Gray jack o'brien it was released on february thirteenth. So you can check it out now to learn about figures and events from american history who deserve more recognition than they're currently given envisat visit t mobile dot com slash like history to learn more today or join the conversation. Using hashtag unstoppable together. This episode is brought to you by comcast since two thousand eleven comcast is connected more than four million students from low income families to the internet. Now they're launching more than one thousand wifi connected lift zones in community centers nationwide to provide safe spaces to get online learn more at comcast dot com slash education. Hey y'all eve's here. Today's episode contains not just one but two nuggets of history. Consider it a double feature. Enjoy the show. Welcome to this day in history class where we bring you a new tidbit from history. Every day the day was march eleventh eighteen ninety two in springfield massachusetts seven students and seven teachers played the first public game of basketball at the international young men's christian association training school or what is now springfield college. An article in the march twelfth is of springfield. Newspaper said the following over. Two hundred spectators craned their necks over the gallery railing of the christian worker's gymnasium while they watched the game of basketball yesterday afternoon between the teachers of the international young men's christian association training school and the students at the time. James naismith was working as a physical education instructor at the ymca training school in springfield. The students at the school were confined indoors during the cold massachusetts winter and they had a lot of pent up energy the calisthenics children's games. They were playing in class. Just weren't cutting it for the rowdy students so a teacher challenged naismith to create a game that could keep students active in the wintertime between football and baseball season. Naismith drew from the games of rugby lacrosse. And another that combines tag and marksmanship called duck on a rock. So on december twenty first 1891 naismith asked his students to play a nine verses nine match using a soccer ball into peace baskets. He mounted the peach baskets to the lower rail of the gyms balcony with about ten feet or three meters above the ground. The goal was to throw the ball into the opposing. Team's pete's basket. The basket didn't have holes in the bottom so students in the balcony would have to grab the ball out of the basket when it went in but since naismith hadn't given the students any clear guidelines other than get the ball in the basket. The game didn't go so well. He said the following in a nineteen thirty nine radio interview. The boys began tackling kicking and punching in the clinches before them apart one boy was knocked out. Several of them have black eyes and one had dislocated shoulder. It certainly was murder but even though the game didn't go to smoothly the students to still wanted to play again so naismith wrote thirteen rules for the game. His secretary typed the rules on two pages and he hung them up in the gym. I won't tire you by going through all of the original rules but here are some the ball may be thrown are bad it in any direction with one are both hands. A player cannot run the ball but must throw it from the spot where he catches it. The there is leniency for a player who catches the ball when running if he tries to stop that no running with the ball. Roll kept the players from tackling and hitting each other. Naismith hadn't been to the game of basketball which was originally written as to words and in january fifteen eighteen ninety two article that was sent to. Ymca's across the united states. He listed the rules of the new game. Five days later the first official game of basketball was played at a ymca. Jim in albany new york and on march eleventh. The first public game was played at the. Ymca training school gym in springfield. The sport quickly spread across college campuses. The first intercollegiate basketball game was played in eighteen. Ninety five in the first professional basketball league formed three years after that by around this time. Teams of five were the norm in nineteen. One dribbling was introduced though it wasn't that efficient considering balls were still a symmetrical by nineteen o six the game use nets with holes in the bottom and today the sport looks a lot different than it did at that first game in eighteen ninety one and the rule book is a lot longer. I'm jeffcoat and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday. So here's some fun trivia found while this episode naismith original thirteen rules or purchased at auction in two thousand ten for four point three million dollars. Thanks for listening. And we'll see you tomorrow around. T mobile believes that black history is american history and that together. we're unstoppable. That's why t mobile is proud to celebrate black history month by sponsoring special episode of the daily zeitgeist. Podcast focusing on the underrated achievements of black americans. T mobile knows that black americans have always played a monumental role in writing this country story with that even today. Their own stories remain in the shadows too often. Black americans have contributed so much from art to activism technological innovation and t mobile believes acknowledging. This fact is critical to creating more inclusive workplaces in a more just world. They're unstoppable together. Ethos focuses on building an ever improving company culture in sponsoring educational content like an episode of the daily zeitgeist. Alec to point you to if you've been listening to this day in history class for a while then you know that i am intentional about telling stories from all around the world if you've been in and found inspiration or learn anything from any of those episodes then you'll probably want to check out this episode of the podcast. The daily zeitgeist hosted by jack. O'brien in mouse gray. Listen to their special episode released on february thirteenth. Then visit t mobile dot com slash. Black history to learn more about what team is doing today or join the conversation. Using hashtag unstoppable together. Kohl's is proud to celebrate women not just in march for women's history month but every single day they honor the women who have broken barriers and shattered ceilings women who have changed the rules of society and continue to change lives women who give their all whether at work or at home. Oneway kohl's does. This is through their colds. Diversity designed council a group that includes female designers who developed special products focused on promoting the empowerment of women. And that's not all kohl's also curated. A collection of diverse women owned are founded brands and businesses including human nation. People of color nail polish. I a- paper company and more but kohl's isn't just elevating this generation of women there elevating the next generation to they invested one hundred thousand dollars in the smart girls program. A part of the boys and girls clubs of america that helps club members maintain healthy lifestyles bill positive relationships and navigate adolescence. Kohl's knows that women have been making history all along they just haven't always been recognized for it. But that's changing learn more at kohls dot com. Hi everyone. I'm eve and welcome to this day in history class. Podcast rip out a page from the history books every day. The day was march. Eleventh nineteen eighteen. The first case of the spanish flu was reported in the us in nineteen eighteen the h one n one influenza virus costs an extremely deadly flu pandemic. It caused at least fifty million deaths around the world making it. The deadliest pandemic of the twentieth century on the morning of march eleventh private albert kissel of the us army went to the camp infirmary and fort riley kansas with a fever by noon more than one hundred soldiers had also reported symptoms of fever sore throat and headaches that number increased exponentially over the next week. Many of those soldiers died of pneumonia that spring. Their cases are the first known ones of the nineteen eighteen flu epidemic. That said the true origin of the spanish flu unknown army camps and prisons around the country began to see cases of the deadly flu and the flu spread to europe from the us. The illness became known as the spanish influenza because he was first officially recognized in spain. A country that was neutral during world war wine. That meant that the press was not as censored as in other countries so the spanish media was the first to widely report on the spread of the flu may of nineteen eighteen wants. The flu made it across the globe. The number of cases only continued to rise and spread really fast to russia china the philippines new zealand and places in north africa. The virus traveled along international shipping lanes and it followed the massive groups of people who had to travel due to the war. The overcrowding that was ubiquitous under the conditions of war also helps the flu spread but even after the first world war ended in november of nineteen eighteen. The pandemic surged on and fact flu cases. Increased as soldiers demobilized and people celebrated. The war's end industries declined public spaces such as movie theaters in schools. Shut down the spanish flu headache. Super high fatality rate on top of that. The flu is unusually deadly for young adults. There was no vaccine for flu infections. And no antibiotics to treat bacterial infections related to the flu. Though there were initiatives to develop a vaccine those efforts were not fruitful since researchers were focused on bacteria so the flu was contained through methods like isolation good hygiene wearing masks disinfectants and restrictions on public gatherings adding to the spread in the. Us was the lack of professional nurses since many were away at military camps and institutions. Stewed black nurses. There were three waves of the h one n one flu pandemic with the last occurring during the winter and spring of nineteen nineteen. That last wave subsided by the summer but in the end the virus had infected an estimated one third of the world's population influence was first isolated in nineteen thirty showing that the flu is caused by virus. Running back tim. Vaccination against the flu began in the nineteen thirties with the vaccine becoming more widely available in the following decades. There were around seventy five thousand deaths due to the nineteen eighteen flu pandemic in the united states though the virus that caused the pandemic has been extensively researched. It's still unclear why it was so deadly. H one n one. Virus is distantly related to the nineteen eighteen virus. Hot backup in two thousand and nine causing another pandemic known as the swine flu. I'm jeff coat and hopefully you know a little more about history today. The you did yesterday. If you have any burning questions or comments you can leave us a note at t d. I eight feet. Podcast on twitter facebook or instagram. You can also shoot us an email at this day at i. Heart media dot com. Thanks for listening. I hope to see you here again tomorrow. From our podcast. From i heart radio visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts. 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Yes or no: Michigan State makes the 2021 NCAA Tournament; Arizona's postseason ban; a look back on the best and worst of 2020 (College Basketball 12/30)

CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

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Yes or no: Michigan State makes the 2021 NCAA Tournament; Arizona's postseason ban; a look back on the best and worst of 2020 (College Basketball 12/30)

"The welcome back into the podcast ladies and gents wonderful to have you here. It's our final episode of twenty twenty. The next one which will come on friday. That will be january. One will be there for you to preview. Saturday and sundays games. A couple of goodies for you here though first of all to anyone that found this podcast in the past week in the past month in the past six months during the star. Quarantine whatever it was if it was this year if it was twenty thirteen again genuine thanks to you for engaging the podcast it means a lot and you guys have come through so beautifully with reviews questions and ratings and the apple. Podcast sincerely appreciate that. If you're the kind of listener that really enjoys the podcast but could never really see yourself logging in. Just just do it. Please send us more. We will incorporate more of that stuff into the podcast going forward. It's highly appreciated. Also the court report my weekly kind of notebook tour around college basketball. That's back every thursday at cbs sports dot com or of course in the cbs sports app. You can ask me find me on twitter at matt norlander and if you have a quick question bigger small go ahead and tweet at me. If you're on twitter. I do want to hear from you and i will incorporate the questions into the court report on a weekly basis. Also i'm going to drop at the end of this pod. I'm gonna leave a little goody here for anyone that might have missed it when it happened. I'm going to include in the altro. Favorite podcast intro. That we had earlier this year months and months and months ago so for whatever reason you never listen to that. I'm going to drop that for you. There last thing. Hey it is college. Football season bowl seasons wrapping up. We've got the college football playoff national semi's title game. isn't that far away. So a reminder about the cover three podcasts barton simmons. Tom fornell danny canal chip patterson they are offering up bowl season daily. It's ten to fifteen minute episodes in the feed every single morning. That gets you prepped. For those games and then at night they're going to have instant reaction pods in addition to giving you big storylines gambling advice all that good stuff. Those guys do a wonderful job so if you enjoy the eye on college basketball podcast which you obviously do. Because you're here go find the cover three podcast and wrap up the college. Football season appropriately. Okay this was a long intro. That means time for the music. Time for gp here we go hair. It's gary perish. it's wednesday december thirtieth. Two thousand twenty. Welcome back to the cbs sports. I on college basketball podcast where we sometimes discuss campbell fighting an leaky black matt. Norlander is here with me. And i want to start this episode on michigan state. Spartans of now lost three straight games to north western wisconsin and minnesota. Those three losses came by an average of sixteen points. michigan state. Look bad in each game. So tom izzo team is now six. And three overall. Oh and three in the big ten her down to fifty. I it kim. Fifty four th at vic so deadly. Let me ask you a simple question. Here's the question will michigan state. Make the two thousand twenty one. Ncaa tournament yeah. It's going to enter the tournament. Yeah that's that's going to happen. I mean i'm gonna throw it right back at. You is michigan state taken to make the two thousand twenty one. Ncaa tournament gary parrish. I'm certainly more skeptical than you. Yes or no yes or no. My answer's yes. I know oh my goodness my answer is no. I have done this once before back in two thousand six. I think my first year on the job. And i'm like michigan state. It's over so i've done this before and been wrong before. But they're in a really bad place right now. I mean the six and three. They're only good win. If it's good as a win at duke by the way we probably can start wondering how good duke is if michigan state beat them in michigan. They can't beat anybody else. But you know six and three over three in the big ten kim palm right now. How about this for whatever. It's worth predicted record. Thirteen and thirteen overall seven and thirteen in the big dan. I'll put it this way if they do what the computers now say they're gonna do. That won't be good enough. We'll see and Want to wait on friday's episode. No there's no games of note on new year's day so we'll have a friday pod preview that. I'll just let you know that michigan state is looking at a three game losing streak and the good news is it has to walk into pinnacle bank on saturday. So perhaps the tide will turn their. It looked dreadful. Monday night at minnesota now i hopped on the post game media availability with tom. Izzo just to see what he was going to say and what was interesting. I just didn't. I didn't know what he was going to say. Because after northwestern game he had some Rightfully critical things to say about his team and its body language and just effort overall. He actually said. I was thrilled with our defensive effort. We just couldn't make shots and in this sport. You gotta make shots to win. I think you're aware that gp but it was brutal. I mean they went six twenty five from three and twelve forty five from two point range. I mean the just an abysmal point. Seven six points per possession and it could have been just one of those nights coach. They'll tell you they got them all the time or at least some time depending on where you coach where you just. The ball doesn't go in and it the issue compounds itself now. The problem is that issue surfaced after a loss at northwestern and then couldn't even real in wisconsin christmas day. And so now at six and three and yeah. I'm waiting a little while longer. Like another another week or so before we really start to look and who knows. It might even be a podcast topic when we get there. It'll be interesting if we do get there. I if we're really going to have kentucky. Let's see what duke does this weekend. If it can play. Its game michigan state. What it does carolina out of the woods. You know these teams that make the instability tournament with regularity. Almost you can almost set your watch to it but is that not going to be the case. This season we'll see. I give it a little while longer. But my answer's yes michigan. It's gonna get there. It's gonna be tough. But as we said in the previous podcast. We expect the big ten to get at least ten teams into the field. So that three game losing streak. The problems actually date back one game earlier when michigan state played oakland because though they scored one hundred nine points and one they let oakland scored ninety one and shoot fifty percent from the field and that was the start of a three game stretch in which three straight opponents shot at least fifty percent from the field against michigan state. And though tom said and i'll take him at his word that he was pleased with their defensive effort. Minnesota i think shop forty seven percent against michigan state to the extent that the sparta now seventy six. I mean no second in the country and adjusted defensive efficiency for context. And i think i've mentioned this before. They haven't finished outside of the top forty in defensive efficiency since two thousand and six so this is not normal. This is not a good a good defensive team and by extension. it doesn't appear to be a good team. In general and the reason. I wanted to open questions. Michigan state going to make the tournament isn't because we're going to do this every week. I'm not gonna come back next week and be like all right. Norlander question for you. Dead leg is nc state gonna make the tournament. The reason it's notable with michigan state is because they've been to twenty two straight. Ncaa tournaments only two schools have longer active. nc double a. tournament streaks trivia time norlander. what schools had the longest active incidentally tournament streaks in america. kansas and duke. Can you can you name the years. Kansas i think is a we hold on. Are we counting. And we're counting. Consecutive incidentally tournaments made correct so duke would have been ninety five missed dukes at twenty four straight and. i don't think i can get kansas. I know has the longest. And i'm going to blindly. Say twenty eight with kansas. Kansas is thirty. Okay which is criminal. Well you realize. Kansas has it had anything but naismith memorial hall of fame. Coach on the sideline since one thousand nine hundred eighty. Three coaching list is ridiculous. By the way trivia thought. Okay do you know how many coaches keynes's has had in history at you know when i did the all time program so i did the program rankings over the in the summer into the fall and we publish them in the preseason there so the the best programs in college basketball history. I know it's low. Because i went through all the records there. You're saying all time head coaches in kansas history. What's the number. I'm going to say i'm gonna say eight. It is eight. Yeah eight coaches ever. I'm on fire by the way the past three are by the way they've had eight ever just went last night. Memphis has had seven. Since i've been an adult goes from larry fitch to tick price to johnny jones. John calipari josh passenger. Tubby smith penny. Hardaway at seven since i've been in adult kansas and his head eight dating back to the eighteen hundreds trivia time. Okay tick price currently the head coach. Where lamar there. We go there. We go the pittsburgh. Steelers have college basketball by the way. Pittsburgh is mike. Tomlin before that Bill cower and then for years chuck is the same kind of deal right so kansas ako the first one ever of course with james naismith. He is the inventor of basketball. All losing record listening record. How how often would it be to invent a sport. You can't win. He was no two euro. Tony hinkle and i think our listeners. How is it possible. You could why if i ever invent a sport. It's gonna be something. I can win it. James naismith real blindspot. Here he invented a sporty could not win at kansas less. He's a hit to keynes's what fifty five and sixty. And then dr forrest fog allen takes over. He is considered the father of basketball coaching. So there i two coaches were both days memorial hall of famers. One invented the game. The other is the father of basketball coaching. And of course fog. Allen got fog allen field has named in his honor trivia. We know why do you know why nicknamed fog. You know when you tell me this. I'm going to remember it. let me just. I've heard the story. I've heard the anecdote. Why was he named fog on ma-ma give it to me. He had a distinctive distinctive foghorn voice as a baseball umpire nicknamed him fog. Here's the part i don't understand. They spell it. P. h. o. g. but foghorn is f- oh gee why did they put on this. You're the one who did the research i think. Ls i couldn't find it. I don't understand what they were doing there. I don't understand what they were doing. So kansas coaches go. James naismith fog allen. Three do you don't care about larry brown roy williams bill self kansas at eight coaches since eighteen. Ninety eight and five of the eight naismith memorial hall of famer so anyway just randomly. I got one anecdote for you. I mean you're just going to yada yada over the fact that those three dudes that people don't care about. I mean that coincided with the bill henderson era so far they were beating the henderson there. That's that's that's the correlation there. But no i i hear you on all that by the way the only other team that has a current streak of at least fifteen consecutive tournaments is gonzaga. And i think they're at twenty or twenty one. They're they're right there nipping on michigan state seals. I know they're right next to each other. Yeah the top four. Kansas has been at thirty duke to twenty four michigan state to twenty two gonzaga. Twenty mark view is the only coach in college basketball who has coached at least five seasons and never missed the tournament. He has a chance to perhaps one day retire. Having never missed the ncaa tournament would would be remarkable. And so. that's why. I bring up michigan state. They are in a near the tip. Top of programs that just don't really put themselves in. Ncaa tournament jeopardy very often. And though it's early they clearly from an eye test perspective from a computer perspective. They put themselves in a tough spot again. Kim palm right now. Projects finished thirteen and thirteen overall seven and thirteen in the big ten unless they outperform what the computers currently project they will not be in the. I'm not saying they can't. I'm just saying what i just said is true if they don't outperform computers. They're in trouble. Meantime on tuesday arizona. Self-imposed a postseason ban. We're going to get into that next but first check this out. Dustin johnson is your reigning masters champion. Naturally it's time to start preparing for the next edition of a tradition unlike any other the first cut golf podcast on the cbs. Sports podcast network. Is there to take you inside the ropes. On the pga tour join mark. Immelman kyle porter. Greg do sharp and myself rick game at as we break down everything you need to know about the world of golf. 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Wherever else you listen to podcasts. So arizona self imposed a postseason ban on tuesday. I wrote a column about it. You can find it. Cbs sports dot com norlander handled the headlines new orleans. You tell the folks what they need to know about this well. Arizona made the surprising decision and from what i gather. This was done With the president not the coaching staff north of the coaching staff. Really make this decision or the athletic director and In the mid seventy one season decided to do this now. The players didn't know about it until tuesday morning. Which means the players played on pac twelve network on monday night. When i watch that game and didn't see a second not see us second of that game and they got themselves to goodwin arizona. Bean like a top three top four team in the pack twelve. Which i did not think was gonna be the case heading into the season. We'll see how this impacts. The team doesn't going forward but it is notable now when all this went down i kind of a stream of consciousness real time as i sometimes do i. Don't you know. I'm not getting into like research. Whatever i mean. What's the last time that at school. That like had a really good record wound up doing this and then An army of louisville fans who have been just basking and self loathing for the past four years or like you idiot louisville. Did this four years ago. I am an idiot. You're right and to. I just you know i. I'm not going to the louisville violations all blend together at this point so it didn't immediately come to me but once we got noted i did remember we actually had a pretty spirited podcast chat about this because levada couple of grad transfers who got really screwed over in that process but louisville did that and in doing so Avoid another postseason ban after that. It only missed That season but did not Face another one now. We talked about this issue. Six weeks ago with auburn now auburn was expected to not be that good. And it's out of the twenty twenty tournament. Arizona is making a calculation here. Here's my only thing on this one. Only things arizona's president and practice border regions. They're making a calculation that is completely blind. they're saying we're going to the independent accountability resolution process the i. r. p. and we've yet to hear about memphis case which is now more than a year old we've yet to hear with. Nc state connected the fbi investigation. That should be the first verdict in kansas. You know usc creighton all these other schools. That are that are likely to take this route. Wait on all of those. No one knows what's going to happen but arizona is thinking that if we do this now it's going to spare us another postseason ban in twenty two or potentially in twenty three pairs. I'm not gonna. Don't ask me to predict because i don't know no one knows so i'll hand it back over to you. That's why they're doing this though and it could backfire just the same way could backfire articles by tell you what kansas come with a national championship. This year you're not gonna can't do this. We'll wait and see. We did talk about this five six weeks ago. You wrote another column on it. I actually intentionally did not read the column. Because i wanted to hear if you had no. I didn't read it. Because i figure you're gonna make some points on the podcast. I normally read everything. Gp rights except the top twenty five and one and this column but in case all i it is true. You mix thing here there but anyway in case you were gonna make similar points. I wanted to hear them. Fresh fresh not wanna get spoiled. And i didn't know if you had a twist on this as opposed to what you wrote when you talked about auburn because we're in similar mindsets here that they should not be allowed. But that being said i'm gonna hand it over to you. You can't stop schools from doing this. They i mean gonzaga could turn around. Tomorrow i'll be like runa. Postseason abandoned over twenty one. You they can just do it. It's a matter of whether or not that action winds up having any kind of impact on the committee on infractions which is not what arizona's doing or the aarp which it is yeah. I felt the same way about this situation for years. Now the same column i wrote about level is basically the same column i wrote about. Auburn is basically the same column. I wrote about arizona. Our editor marcus nelson like hit me and slack yesterday and he was like you do you want to. Do you want to write a column on this which is translates into. Hey i'd really like it if you wrote a column about this so i said sure i can't but i i don't have a lot of new things to say. I've been pretty consistent on this. And he said well. The auburn column did well. So right again. I said sure so. That's what i did but the situations are slightly different. Auburn is supposed to be bad. They weren't getting their five star. Point guard again. I don't think it should be allowed if it is allowed and it's effective. If i were auburn. I would have done the same thing. And that's basically what. I said with the auburn situation. You go back to the law and you're exactly right. The reason i was so passionate about that one was that was good. I mean that team finished seventh. That kim pa by definition that was a national championship. Contender and damian lee and trey lewis were both grad transfers. Who went there. And if you went back and pulled the quotes from the days that they announced going to louisville it in one way or another they both said. It's my dream to play in the tournament. Going to this place specifically because it's louisville because it's rick pitino and because i know i'm going to get to play in the tournament finally and deep into the season when they've already exhausted their eligibility. There's nowhere to go that gets ripped away from their. I understood that it was probably in the best interest term of louisville basketball program. I thought it was shameful and wrong to rip it. Like whatever is best for your basketball program. I thought should have been secondary to what's right today. Mainly and what's right to trade lewis. You recruited them there. They came there specifically. Do this thing there. The weeks away from doing and then you rip it away from them and now ensure that they'll never have that opportunity again. I thought that was awful now. Arizona has done something similar. Arizona team's not as good as team. I don't think there's a grad transfer on the dean that dream of going to the tournament and that's why he went to arizona because if your dream was always go to the insulate tournament you've got one year left gone to arizona this year. Ugandan kazak so so. I don't think it's apples to apples exactly. But the idea that you can recruit players to campus telling them hey or not telling them this is going to be a think and didn't allow them to go out and get off to a nice start seven one they colorado colorado the team. I had in the top twenty five and one. I don't know that it guaranteed arizona's going to play tournament on monday night. They performed at a level that suggested they might they that it was unlikely and wake up on tuesday morning. And you take that away midseason and i know that reportedly players handled it well because it's not hard to manipulate and trick young people and thinking you're not doing him wrong when you really are but arizona's administration did them wrong and you said you you you wish it wouldn't be allowed. I do too but as long as it is allowed. Here's what i wish. I wish it would be ignored. I wish they would say you can do as you put it. Gonzaga could say we're postseason abandoned ourselves and just say because you can do whatever you want to do. It will have no impact on what we're gonna do. We will punish you win. We punish you the way we want to punish you and we will not even consider that you punish yourself in advance of us reaching that state. That's what i wish. Sort of the comparison. I used in the column again. Not apples to apples. But you're a teenager. You don't get to ground yourself for the weekend when you think it's going to be a lame weekend relative to the great weekends you hope to have in your future like it doesn't work like that you don't get to say. Hey mom dad grandma self this weekend because there's only one party and a bunch of nerds so i'm not really interested in that but i three weeks from now best party ever. I really want to be involved in that one. So i'll take myself out of this one second. Make sure i'm involved. It doesn't work like that similarly. You shouldn't be allowed the band yourself from anything or at least you shouldn't have it count as as as time served and so my request to the incident blair would be either. Stop allowing this or start ignoring this. Stop giving reasons to schools like arizona and auburn and in football lsu which is just comical. Amazing i mean. I don't even know how using i don't even know how you can with a straight face since then you're lsu putting yourself the postseason ban. I mean that's like i. Even if i worked at lsu had been like you know how ridiculous fifteen bulls cancelled the just incredible and it's happening pandemic when they're doing this right. And so i i understand why is doing it given the way these things typically work but i wish they wouldn't work the way they work. I was the would say no more of this and or more more easily. They could just say we're not accepting your self imposed punishment to to take the place of our punishment. We will punish you when we get to it. How we want to and what you did. The will have no bearing on it whatsoever. I i don't know what that's what the incident will do here. It's just what. I wish the instability would do here and let me be very clear. I say that about auburn. I said about arizona and i would say it about literally any other program in america in a similar situation yeah. No one knows what's going to happen here. I mean the i. Aarp is has been established an independent judicial body adjacent to the instable a but there are no people employed by the instability on that. So there's no telling what what's going to happen here which is makes a fascinating fascinating plot as people continue to wait for all of this to happen and This kind of move goes against what some have suggested. Just be the modus operandi. I for schools. And it's kind of what kansas down here. And that's just basically screw. You deny everything. We're going to do anything. And everything to defy you and not do this And so you know. It is interesting to see how schools have taken different approaches in recent years which were going to pay off. Well i think it really does come down to something you touched on earlier like kansas. The plan for nash or trying to play for national championship arizona knows they don't have a national championship team. They they have a team that could maybe make the insulate tournament. But this is not going to be one of the great arizona teams. I i would bet whatever on it you go back to win. All of this like initially became a thing that there was a moment where a certain school would have pulled the andre eight and off the court. You're right or wrong they would just said okay. We got these. These reports are swirling. We've got to pull him off the court at that point. Arizona was in the position. That keynes's in now a legitimate national title contender so they just basically said if the andrea eytan is here for reasons that fall outside of incidentally rulebook well. He's already played twenty something games that we already in it no matter what so we just going to keep going forward and hope nothing comes of it. I don't think there's any scenario. They would have done this with a championship level team. They just do it with this team because this team's not that and to do it on december twenty night when they've had a notice of allegations for more than two months when they've known they're facing multiple level one violations for more than two months. There's no reason they couldn't have done this two months ago. They were going to do it now. Like you could argue. We're going to do it or not going to do it. In the merits to both sides. I guess as long as the simply allows you to do it. But there's no reason you couldn't have done this two months ago but do it in the middle of the middle of december at end of december when the players have already played eight games. What you've just limited you've ripped something. How many of these players if you told them two and a half months ago. Hey we're gonna remove ourselves from ncaa tournament consideration. How many decided that point will then. I don't wanna be here anymore. But like december twenty nine yesterday. now's december third. Where are you going now so you you do. Limit the options of the student athletes by the timing of this. And let me be clear. I'm not insisting that that is what that's the reason for the timing that you trapped them. I'm not su- insisting that i'm just saying it is a byproduct of doing it now as opposed to doing it two months ago. Because you've got far. As i know no new information we have known for awhile. Arizona was staring down at nc double a barrel. They've had the notice of allegations in their possession for more than two winds to do this in the middle of the season after a win. Like just shameful. It's not unique to arizona. The schools have done this. But i'm consistent across the board. I think every school that does this is wrong. Those players out on monday night and played a quality opponent on a network. Nobody sees and one by double digits and probably went to bed wondering on some level we better than people think and boy we might get to go to the instantly tournament in the had that ripped away the following morning again. It just should not happen. I understand the thinking and logic behind it as long as the in civil allows it to happen but it should not happen and the best way for the incident delayed to stop it from happening is to stop acknowledging it. Just tell just win. You eventually punish auburn. Or lsu football or arizona basketball make clear. Put it in your statement. We know that you self imposed a postseason ban but we did not care. That had no impact on what we were going to do. We were gonna punch you the way we wanted to punish you and if you if you punish yourself in advance of that well then you did it far as we're concerned for no reason i can't i can't it anymore to that. All right what else. We actually pay. Well i don't want to spend any time on wednesday games because we are recording this wednesday afternoon for a variety of reasons in by the people by the time. People are listening to this. The wednesday gains might already be over. Let's not even bother a hold on hold on. I mean you insure there. We got right into michigan state. But you know. I think the listeners deserve to know like cheated on me today like you know you. You did a podcast. Who did you podcast with on up on the couch. It's one forty five in the morning. You think you can tip toe into the house like this. I caught ya eighty minute podcast someone else. Who wasn't gary okay. So i've had a. I've had a long day. I am so looking like once. I finish this once. We finish talking once. I say till then take care. I don't have anything else to do. The rest of the day and i am so fired up about that because i've co-hosted time to shine on. Cbs sports network with evan washburn. Each of the past two days and we record those early in the morning and then you just hope that nothing crazy happens in the middle of the day but we record those remotely this morning we did it at nine fifteen mytalk and then i think i was hoping in my head. Well then we'll podcast norlander night right after that but then you stuff going on. So that time frame didn't work for you. And then i had already committed to doing a podcast with antonio anderson the former memphis star on that old podcast network. Oh i see that. what's his just. Oh how the turntables couple of days or move from given some playful some playful jocularity. And you go on. I'm trying to help them. Go on the field of sixty eight podcast until six days but the bill street bullies addition. And so no all seriousness. It would ask me how to sit no but antonio antonio anderson how can i say no to antonio anderson was his beat writer. No i hear ya no. It's totally fine. But if anyone i listen we just sometimes real life gets in the way so Appreciation everyone listening now. And that's why this wednesday one got in a little bit later. Gps stuff and then between me. And my wife's. We're all working from home here. But i wanted to just. I wanted just to play. Gp just a little bit there. So that's why you're listening to this latest early wednesday evening. There's no real point in talking about the one st games. If anything notable happens in them we'll get to it on fridays podcast. That's exactly right. The big game. I think tennessee at missouri. No doubt konso martin against his former program tennessee undefeated missouri undefeated both ranked. So that's a fun game of for wednesday night. We will talk about it on friday. If something interesting comes from it there is one not one but there is a interesting thursday. A game new year's eve game starts at four thirty eastern number twenty one minnesota at number six wisconsin both teams or two and one of the big ten. The gophers on wins over iowa. Saint louis billikens in michigan state. The badgers have beaten louisville. Loyola chicago michigan state. But they've now got two losses to unranked teams i to marquette at the buzzer because they can't box out and then of course to maryland so from a computer perspective wisconsin supposed to be the best team in this league and they might be but they got two losses already to under eighteen. What do you make of that match up because minnesota is picked eleventh now in picked eleven in the big ten now in the top. Twenty five wisconsin. You know picked in the top two or three in the big ten already suffered two losses to unranked teams couple thoughts here first of all shafts. The big ten for giving us this quality match up at four thirty on new year's eve Because we got colorado. At usc at ten o'clock eastern cames not gonna finish until after the ball drops come on now. What are we doing here. Michigan and maryland is an eight o'clock tip. I mean i know it's a pandemic and so this affects. If i don't know i if i'm a college basketball player my psyched to plan new year's eve at eight o'clock at night maybe i am. Maybe i'm an island here Minnesota eleventh in the power rankings power rankings more like recency bias goodwin's big win streaks. Gp's ranking so they're higher in mind than gp's Wisconsin's down to drop them to fourteen. Here this is a wonderful matchup minnesota. It's one of the surprises of the season. So far The booth gosh corollary. He gets on this roster and suddenly the we eat practically undefeated. Marcus car is in the conversation right now. Ten games into minnesota season as a first team all american and as noted in the power rankings. Minnesota is likely riding the best. Three game win streak considering opponents now they were all at the barn. Get that minnesota had the benefit of playing all those games on its own floor and in fact minnesota's nine in one all nine wins at minnesota. The loan loss was a wipe the floor situation against illinois. So we'll see against wisconsin. They can't get it done. We'll we'll obviously address that on. Fridays pod but saint louis iowa michigan state even michigan state. Salami still that's that's a nice Three victimless there for the golden gophers. So richard patino. Who by the way. This stunned me. Sometimes you just kinda come across these things and your sense of time is completely flipped upside down. He's been there since two thousand thirteen if you just ask me blind again at pt. No i think he got the job and twenty sixteen dude like i remember when he was at fau and it does not seem like that was twenty twelve two thousand thirteen. I cannot believe it's been that long. But since he's got there this is now his eighth season and stands to potentially be his best team yet his the other team that he was really good with the two thousand sixteen seventeen crew was a five see. That got upset in the first round of the tournament But that group started twelve and one and and this group could be even better Marcus car has been outright stood. And they're doing this by the way like liam robbins from drake That's two straight drake references on the podcast. Something i never thought would happen. But i don't know. I don't know if you know. Yeah there's an interesting little fact about drake understand what it is. I university ever named after a hip hop star. By the way i'd several. I had several people tweet me. Then you make it very clear. There's no reason in the world for me to know anything about drake's coffee cakes. Because they weren't they weren't even sold anywhere near where i live that's correct. I was unaware that for a long long long time. Drake's coffee cakes. Were primarily a northeast eastern seaboard. Kind of deal. That said it caught that episode. Seinfeld you still wanna know what they were but it's all right whatever anyway. Daniela tours is on you and on this roster anymore which makes it even more surprising to me because he was awesome last season for minnesota which went fifteen and sixteen. He leaves now. They're nine and one That's just that is that is the game to know for thursday. There are other ones. Like i mentioned michigan at maryland colorado. Usc and i was gonna say arizona washington but that's on the pac twelve network in washington's terrible. So it's a it's actually a relatively light skin. There are games on. Oh i got one. I got one real quick for you. Wanna talk about necessarily -sconsin did you see. Did you see. I don't want to wait until friday to talk about this and we'll talk about. We can talk about on friday if you want. Did you see the situation. That boise state's playing on thursday unaware. Oh my gosh. I confirmed it with leon rice Before the podcast began so shots to bj rains. He's a reporter. Who covers boise state. San jose state is in santa clara. County can't play games in santa clara county right now. So it's it's posted up in phoenix right now. Dude this is fascinating. Boise state is going to play against san jose state on thursday night at a place called ability three sixty in the greater phoenix area. According to bj rains there will be a one camera livestream. No media is allowed and on his tweet. This is a picture of the core according to their website. And it i mean. I actually think i might have. I have a cousin who lives in greater phoenix. I might have been at in this at one point there. This is where we're at in college basketball. San jose state is going to host a home game at like an la fitness level. Kind of deal. It's unbelievable man like it's just it's it's crazy. I'm gonna literally this to you now. So i wanted to bring that up. Because you know these teams that can't be in santa clara county like stanford and i'm forgetting the other one was the other santa clara i know leaning into it They got to figure out how they're getting these games in the g. league warriors facility san jose state. I i don't know any more information yet. And i don't think i wanna know but the fact that like blessed that coaching staff and dogo they're searching for a spot to get in a game and it's akin to you. Hit up your buddies being like you wanna get a running after dinner. Let's go down to ability three sixty and work in a game. And here's what i said. By the way he said and this is the right attitude he go. I go tell me. This isn't true. You're legitimately playing a league game at a fitness center. Tomorrow he goes hell. Yeah and we're so excited to do it. I got hungry. Dogs will play outside if we need to. That is absolutely the right attitude. Boise state is good enough in a down mountain west to get the automated net leaks so just keep an eye on that. This is my. This is quickly becoming my favorite story of the week in college basketball. I i have a pair of boise state basketball shorts that i wear every three days. I think i'm i think you actually have mentioned this before. And i am aware of the fact that you rock the bronco. Shorts iraq broncos shorts. I should correct myself before somebody does on twitter. I said wisconsin from a computer perspective is supposed to be the best team in the big ten technically right now. Iowa is fourth at palm and wisconsin is fifth at can kim palm and illinois is somewhere where to the align. I go there six. So right now iowa wisconsin and illinois four five and six can palm in that order all projected to finish thirteen and seven in the big ten. So when i said wisconsin from a computer's perspective is supposed to be the best team technically not true but close close enough to kind of be true. This of course is the result. Iowa's was impressive. On tuesday night blew out northwestern jordan bohannon made six of nine three pointers twenty four points. You know. He had entered that game shooting like twenty seven percent from three coming off a hit surgery. Last season only played ten games. And you know after the game. Last night he told a story about frame. Mccaffrey coming to them. And just saying. I'm paraphrasing here. But basically we needed to keep shooting. I know you're missing a lot. Like i see the box scores. But you gotta keep shooting because if we're going to be what we're supposed to be involved you making shots and so just keep shooting until you make shots and get your slager back and get your confidence back. He said that help for whatever it's worth he said. He felt like that nudge from his coach helped him and he went out shot. Nine last night made six of them and got his three. Point percentage above thirty percent. He should be around forty percent high volume shooter. Who knows if it can hold up but you know that was a good performance that he seemed to think was perhaps turning the corner and to get back to the central point. It was computer. Numbers go the right direction. So now iowa is fourth. That can tom wisconsin illinois. Sixth and plenty more to come within the big ten. I mean there's just going to conferences relevant on a day by day basis at this point the big ten big twelve to leagues and there are interesting games practically every day on the schedule. Big ten is also benefited Credit brandon quinn for noticing this on the men's side to this point knocking on wood here as we still get you. Know expected postponements In college basketball practically on a daily basis the big ten is not had to adjust one league game yet I don't know how much longer it can keep that up. But his had the benefit of doing that and in doing so Getting the results in and you know a lot of good teams that just by far the most interesting conference in america. You got anything else. If not because i'm gonna i'm gonna ask you a question about Andy year stuff here. I think i've said everything i need to say. I spent eighty minutes talking tonio anderson quick. I'm gonna get you here real quick but but two things here one so last year i had fun doing it But the schedule is different. We didn't do it this year. And that's fine. And i'm gonna have something in the court report with it a year ago. You may recall. We did the ten big stories in college. Basketball twenty nineteen. We're not doing that this year. If you want to know the twenty biggest stories in college basketball in twenty twenty thursday's edition of the court report will have that but let's just spoil the top five here. I wanna quiz. Yeah okay not a trivia quiz. Care what you think. The five biggest. In my estimation the five biggest stories of twenty twenty in college basketball san diego state going undefeated as much as i would love to drop that deep reference into copy. I'm pretty sure. The aforementioned gentleman marcus nelson would Would knock it out of there. So there is no san diego state mentioned. I will give you this number. Six is the ob top dayton story. I put that in six. I thought that would certainly be in the top five. I with the national player of the year. I know it's it's well if you disagree that's all well and good but Do i do disagree. Wolf video number one is the easiest one of all. What do you think number one is number one. Is the number one top story in college basketball. In two thousand and twenty. Yes this can going starting to see them one in six. This might be worse than my all time. Trivia time bomb gp. What's the biggest story in college. Basketball on twenty twenty the ncaa tournament being there we go. That is by far number one now. Two through five are interesting And they could be put in different kinds of orders here. But i try to combo it. In terms of how big the stories were when they happened and also looking back and reflecting what the stories mean. So give me another gas. Peel your mind. I think big stories were north carolina stinking last season to that degree and kentucky. Starting one in six this season. I don't have north carolina sucking but it was on the list. Kentucky is on the list. It's just not top five. It is in the top ten though okay other things i will tell you two of them. Two of the four have happened since the start of november. Two of the four have happened since the start of november. I gonzaga related. It's not although gonzaga is on the list. One of the two biggest stories in college basketball right now is gonzaga. Could be undefeated. National champion with double digit wins over three power conference powers and kentucky's one in six for the first time in more than a century. Those are the two big stories in college basketball. This disease. chianti johnson's collapsed because they bigger story. So that is in the top five because of the Seriousness around it. And how much speculation at brought to college basketball college athletics. Now he is still. he's on the mend. Which is terrific. He's actually now acting as a coach. Mike white talk to the media earlier this week. Canty johnson is now Essentially a coach on the roster. If you will which is which is wonderful news to me. That was a scary enough situation that validated being in the top. Five and the other one. The news broke prior to november. But but the result of it happened in november and that was the allegations against gregg marshall which led to his resignation. A big story. That is a big story so there are still two more. One of them is the reason i love doing this. As i know people playing one of them it would not be in your right now but when it happened. Undeniably one of the five biggest stories of college basketball twenty twenty. The other one is more symbolic significance. So i don't think you're gonna get it so many give you this one. I have two people within days of each other. Three days of each other legends in the sport dying death john thompson and lute olson Huge significant in thompson was massive. I think i think his passing. I mean that's the kind of thing where john thompson dying made the nightly news on all the major networks very very big deal so he's in the top five. There's one more story happened. Well before covert hit college. Basketball is it. Is it the one that you said. It won't be my mind but at the time it was a big big image. Yes silvio desouza. The big fight that's right. That was the most read news story in college basketball on. Cbs sports dot com last season. So that was january. Twenty second that truly. Do you agree with me. That truly does not feel like it happened in two thousand twenty. That feels like a year and a half ago to me. Anything like evan washburn and was talking on time to shine and we were asked what were the big. What's the biggest story of two thousand twenty and basically two thousand and twenty. When you think of it you shouldn't even include the first two months that doesn't even feel like the same year like it feels like two thousand and twenty started in march and and then it's just been hell ever since and we were asked to speak to positive story so like the biggest sports story in two thousand twenty kobe. Bryant dying down if you want to remove cove affecting everything then kobe. Bryant's death is the biggest story. And i went with a personal level. My favorite story is wilpon. Selling the new york. Mets to steve cohen. Big things ahead in queens. But if i were asked to pick a positive two thousand twenty story i think the nba establishing a bubble and being able to complete a season virus free with the lakers winning a championship in the year. Kobe dies and lebron getting his fourth and then doing it all while taking real hard stance on social justice issues throughout this country. I think that you know. Throw it all in one big bowl. I think that was the biggest story sports story of two thousand twenty but evan he brought up the super bowl which doesn't like the teeth won the super bowl and feels like it was fifty years ago because it was pre kobe. Yeah you're right. Yeah that's a good topic. Though favorite sports story of twenty twenty. I mean aside from the bears benching nick foles and bring trubisky back into the starting lineup. Which is obvious But other than that. I'd have to noodle on that. Gp because there's there were like good little things here and there where you know that that you might have made a made a day better. Just a handful. I just. I was because i was brainstorming about it but like freddie freeman winning. Mvp after getting cova dodgers winning the world series since eighty eight. That's a big story. You know but those would be on the list. Somewhere whatever's happening right now in the nfl. The aaron rodgers on the verge of winning another. Mvp of the age of thirty seven is a big story Yeah it's been it's been a listen. Gp it's been just a this year man just been unbelievable last thing. Do you have a favorite moment from the plo. I want to hear from people in the reviews and find us on twitter. To your favorite podcast. We have had a number of them. I wished that i had been with time. The capability to create like a ten minute super cut of like things because there have been so many but does anything spring to mind favorite. Podcasts moment for you on this pod in twenty twenty. I'm honestly not good at that kind of thing. Because i just i talk so much that i just like i talk and then i'm done with that and now i'm ready to talk about something else. I don't have great like oh. That was the best episode. I don't have any. I don't. I couldn't even put a list together for you. But i do remember thinking. It was hilarious that you forgot. Rg barrett. i don't know who that is. But yeah i'm gonna i'm gonna have to. It was it was like the clues got this specific all american. Who was a top three. Pick and played with zion williamson. Yeah i don't doesn't doesn't ring a bell can't can't recall it One of my favorites. I'm gonna. I'll give the if anyone came podcast later this year and we had a lot of new subscribers to thank you so you missed us. It is the intro. I made with duke beating carolina skiing. So if you never heard that i'll put it this. That's my end of year. Treat to you and you can listen to that because it is I made a few of them had actually really like the one where i made were Going into a weekend every single prediction you made was wrong. And all the ones i made were right and then at the end of it i had. Gp with his only correct prediction Being that he was pro premarital sex. I had absolutely those were fun but time consuming but but those those i did get enjoyment out of and people really Really did enjoy those. But yes no. Thank you for everyone for listening and It's weird to do. This is the last one of two thousand twenty and it's the middle of the week. We're going to be back on friday morning. Let's decide this right now in real time before we get out of here thursday night so tomorrow night. New year's eve we've had this discussion. I think four times in the past on the podcasts. Like i'm not like a big new year's eve guy but a normal years you know when it last year i had my fricking dead leg and had this and i was in the hospital on christmas and then so i had to recover. I stayed at home while my wife went out on new year's eve and it was the first time in ages because normally like out to a friend's house and we have a good time. You are the king of like and just is what it is. I'm going to stick around at home. i'm gonna. i'm gonna pop on new year's rocking eve hanging out with ryan seacrest. And if i'm if i'm up at midnight i'm up at midnight this year. You know everyone's gonna be kinda stuck at home doing our own little deleo here. But i'm still gonna make it to midnight. I assume you are as well. So that said there's no real big games on friday. You want to ease into this friday episode people heads up like maybe do eleven eleven thirty. Am maybe new like we. Don't we don't need to be busting her ass here on friday do we. Now no no no no. We probably wanna get them done before you know the college football playoff starts which is also weird by the way that's happening friday like i acknowledged that it's happening but maybe we're just inside our own little lives right now in plenty people love football. Listen to this. That game just does not feel like it's less than it's basically forty eight hours from we're doing this. You agree doesn't feeling yeah. No it doesn't feel like it's just around. The corner is just wild. I do normally as i've gotten to kids and older. We just sort of get food. We hang out here at the house for new years. But like last new year's eve i was i was in new york with my wife and are exchanged unit from germany. That live with us for years. She came over with her boyfriend. They flew into new york and we had awesome dinner on new year's eve and bar. We you know let didn't get anywhere close to time square. Could that's a nightmare but like at a nice dinner went to bar. Watch the clock at midnight that was to contrast that with like we had no idea what was about the hit our world or at least we didn't have a proper understanding of what was about the hit our world. The contrast that with you know tomorrow on new year's eve literally a year later. If i want to go into walgreen's i've to have a mask on is just why to think about so. We're obviously not having any big plans this year. But i'm looking forward to tomorrow like i'm gonna get up and go play eighteen holes. I'm gonna play eighteen and then Then i'm going to come home and we'll get some food and we'll go let it get dark and you know we're we're in mississippi so you can just blow fireworks up and stuff so we'll get fireworks for the kids and light the fire pit gets moore's and some hotdogs and then there's an nba game at eight o'clock and then season three cobra kai dropping eleven o'clock my time on net flicks. I watched two episodes of it. See it hit midnight. Say hello to two thousand and twenty one. Could a good night's sleep wake up. Who makes them friday. What is it called final. Four and one friday resolutions after remember the damn segments on the podcast my resolution. I think i want to do that. Firepit deal i've been. I've been wanting to do that for a few years. I think we've bought one. We got we actually just bought it off a amazon and in it we did it the other night for the boys kids just love fires and putting marshmallow on a little thing kids like that kind of stuff so you know it's pretty to look at you know we bought an ice so it's pretty to look at i i hear you All right please. Do find us on twitter. I wanna know what some of your favorite memories of the podcasts in the past year were because Because i'm sure there's a few things i've forgotten i guarantee every single thing parishes forgotten but remind us let us know what you liked If there's anything you can even recalled and you can send audio with it. I'll be. 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Episode 9  March Dadness

Bad To The Dad

50:10 min | 2 years ago

Episode 9 March Dadness

"If you consider yourself up, quote, unquote bracket tala gist because you have a quote unquote system for picking all the winners of the NCW tournament. Only to watch your four year old daughter run away with it because she picked all teams with a mascot that start with a b well, then this is the podcast for you. The podcast that celebrates the suburban dad like this is bad to the dad with coach Randy and Adam de he's coach Randy on Adam de welcome to another addition. We're gonna be talking basketball today you at a lot of basketball. It is it is in full swing. And if you're one of those kinds of dad one of those kinds of dad's. You're watching a lot of basketball these last days. Yes, I when I'm not podcasting. I'm watching I'm actually watching basketball as plaid cast. We got the games on exciting week. But before we get to that just want to take care few business items. Of course, you wanna thank our sponsors Berman. Branding at WWW dot Berman. CS dot com. 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A mother cold doesn't matter the temperature get yourselves from track, and you can also see some behind the scenes pictures of how do the show some fun little scenes with all guests should namic shenanigans that last week we had shenanigans. It was true to form shenanigans because we had really an Irish theme ship, and that's a pretty good sort of red hollows delicious like that. It was delicious. Goodness, real legitimate real. Yeah. Gritting about our shaded fast enough a little tired. I gotta tell you. I'm jazz to be here. Because you you've been working hard this week, you stayed up late to some of the the Thursday and Friday know, I'm not a huge basketball fan. But I think this time of year kind of kind of jumps into the bracket is still in decent shape. I have to tell you Wofford that would hurt. I gotta tell you. I love watching. There is some kid white white kid. It was McGee flight at your McGee turn and should do the money. He just owned. I was just money. He could've miss, and you can tell from lily from the second quarter on game over this is what it's all about UC. Irvine didn't really get to see much of that game. But happy that they're in it and a first round w under the bell liberty last night. This is Jerry falwell's college from Lynchburg Virginia liberty university in Lynch bird Virginia aerial of. But they pulled it off they pulled it off on Friday night. And by the time, this broadcast loads who knows they could be out of it. But some of the more obvious games thought the higher seed is going to win that happen. But you just never know. So fired up about basketball. We've got a basketball guest on the show on trying to Derrick Canada. I'm so how do you know Derrick Derrick, and I let me roll back a little bit. All right. In college, my freshman year in college. I was a communications major one of the required courses was a mass communications class something like that, you know, communication for beginners one of the assignments was you had to write a hero paper on communication somebody that transformed the landscape of communications in some way. I did James Naismith. Okay. Because I really feel that best ball is a communications device it brings people together. That might not normally have connected basketball's a game that bridges all socio economic conditions. You can be wealthy. You can be middle class. You can be downright poor. You can be below the poverty line. But I tell you what you go to any basketball court in America out doors indoors there's somebody playing. It's a game. You can play by yourself. It's a game where you can you know, we need to have two people playing play myself. Sometimes so good. We're talking basketball. Keep it in the guard rails. Okay. I love that. You went there. Somebody has to be the moral compass apparently on this show. It's it's gonna be you. So I make the argument that it's a global game. And again, it spans all of these social economic condition by that. So I played in a rec league with Derek. And I have to tell you. I thought I knew a lot about basketball, you know. And I met him was. It was really really over the last five or six I meant Derek have been playing in leagues over that span learned a lot from the sky about that. You know, he was before you met him. I did being perfectly honest. I did not know Derek ever heard his name. Now, he was introduced by other guy in our league. All right. This is the adult men's league. Guess what's interesting about Derrick? He's also in human resources like me. Okay. So through the vehicle of basketball, we learn that we have some professional interestingly human resource Becker. Yeah. And we even collaborated on on some human resources initiatives. Even though we weren't colleagues of the same company, but we're colleagues in the same industry. So he's played college basketball. He was on the Harlem Globetrotters and did the whole tour to talk to my little bit about his experiences. You know, he grew up grew up in New Jersey, which I Elena. Yep. And then I guess we'll talk about if you looked at any other. How does one end up? Harlem globetrotter, this is bad to the dead celebrating suburban dad life coach Randy and Adam de he's co trendy at MD you've heard of rites of passage Randy. Yes. Rights of patches like initiations rituals, these that's something like that happen. Yeah. And maybe for the show will rights of data j-. I like that. Right. So we RBI's and then we have our adage right runs data. And now we have rights of daddy. Daddy, daddy. It's rights of data. So he'd happen to you in terms of being a dad, so get this. My son Aidan comes home. And he says mom and dad, we're in the class, the teacher walks in and she goes. You boys really need some iota. It stinks. So he comes up to me and says dad can we go out shopping for the? So yes, now before I even answered I took a few whiffs of him upside backside up and down just to see if he was patient zero as far as the sting goes. It wasn't just to make sure talking about your son. Yes. Yes. If you remember the movie with my almost namesake, Adam Sandler, Detrick big that nobody wants to have there could be the smelly. Yes. Yes. So fortunately, and believe me, I I did the Spacek and aid was not the smelly one having said that. Yes. I think he thought of this as an opportunity to do something manly. Get into the consumer world of manliness via product that menu menus, perhaps prepubescent kids do not. So did you keep we can't? We can't buy shaving products, right shaving cream and razors. Because he's not at that age. Isn't it? There's not even stubble on his face as I've been stubble on his armpit ever has he ever just sometimes sense to take. You're shaving cream on his face pretend deadly shave, and we have a lot of phone with the shaving cream, but it's more to make little snowman sculptures than Jerry. Shame more beers. Yeah. Than it is to say, hey, I I wanna try shaves his song shave agreement. Being green being nice and clean shave. Everyday annual always be clean. Randy I smell a record deal or you should legit. We're all Yankees, anyhow, I'm getting off topic into shape I hadn't noticed. But. Okay. So we're not doing shaving because that's somewhere down the road. And it's interesting because most dads when they connect with their kids on a right of passage purchase. It's their first fishing. Rod. It's their first. Goss of golf clubs, and we have done that. It's their first football something like that here. I'm going out and shopping for well, which is the precursor to a later purchase. Have he gets into his t- near? Yes. This is a good place to start this is as you would say right of data JR. Yes, right here deodorant and surprised that he is taking this so seriously now, he's not a big grooming guy. He doesn't like gel products. He's not into Cologne, but it was really into the dealer and thing because I think he thought it was an opportunity now keep in mind Aidan, he has this talent probably like most kids where he can take his pants and underwear off in one shot soup. Right. It's not like it's a one at a time kind of just. And I believe because I know because I do the laundry. What does that what are these sets? Actually, my wife has often complained because what happens is I think it's almost voicing. But like join that too. Maybe but the under were pants and socks all at all. All the socks you there and everything kinda get so tough the pen grabs the sock. It is just along for the right? And it's just into Andrea go just goes in. I that's impression. She's like, we'll work our way. So don't be surprised if that kind of hold so three piece just just blooms in your cleaning ready to go. I'm just happy that Radha point where cleanliness good smell. Yes. Not offending the teacher. I think it's a good behavior into. Here's the upper two. You're going. Do you talk to them? Why you have to you? Basically in it's not anti perspiration. So basically, you're wearing it. So do you tell your body? Your buddy can smell nice right now. Are you at dealer ebb at prime deodorant in interpersonal person because I need to smell good. And I don't want to sweat. You got like Christmas the got a rock Mava. Mommy, mama's really feel as I. So I I like the double to you know, they say something about the the Ordina anti person. But I have not good for a kid though to have into per sprint because chemicals are either too young. But Yoda get you got. And do you get now? Did you tell you go to see if you go to Walgreens, you go to Cosco you got a real big deal? You get a whole bunch of bars. Would he do as you know? I travel a lot for. Yes. Yes. And I am very very partial to these mini deodorants thought art ninety nine at the drugstore. So this where you can test. That's been. On money. So we had the dove going you had the old spice swagger. There was degree degrees. Now making a small smaller version back size travel. Has a bad at that moment there because I'd go in and spend eight dollars on the stick you go in get the test one. I that's where you are you that sort. We did the sniff that down the road. Yes, I Pepsi challenge. But with little dealer, he decided to go with aks wall. Can you blame them all the chicks dig the? Kids act. That's what is and is it because the smell because I think the packaging repackage dealer so sort of neon. It looks like it's kind of you would wear before you're going out to a nightclub. It's the rule on not the spray that the role of the spray the role on. So so my guess is you look at the other like look at. I mean, actually, it is it's a fantasy of it's all product designing. And it's also designed for young kid. Right. And then the other ones like this like flowers, look great like old men acts as cool three proud of with aks. I'm proud of him that he went with anything. You know, even if he rubs some Armand hammer baking powder. Yeah. Just the fact that he cares. We're getting to that that point life where he cares and again, maybe it's not doing the jail. Maybe not doing some of the out. Have you haven't? It's a gateway. And we talk a lot about toiletries whether it's loofah body wash. Now, we're talking it's we get to the foot powder. It's a good way. It's a gateway. We're talking toiletries here to the debt. There's nothing greater than being bad the debt. I promoted us today big shutout to elves for literally Hello for little league. They were had about sixty dad's coming into do some baseball talk. I have a video that show about you know, parents in the stands wacky. And it it's really over the time. You love what you do. I do. And I love how you take your own techniques. Right. Not just stuff that you borrowed from other coaches, one of my favorite techniques. Use is the lollipop. Yes. And it's not system really wanted to tell our listeners all about the the lollipop system. So the lie pop system is what I actually talked about that to the coach today where the biggest problems we have new sports is this parents screaming in the stands. So I have a meeting at the beginning with all my parents. And frankly, if there's any modeling out there, and it's the dad who does this. Keep this enhanced. So I get dumdum lollipops purposely. Get dumb lollipop why dumbed up to the United States because the ideas at six most of these parents are at a game that are basically ten year old kids eleven year old kids twelve year old kids. It's a little message at subtle. And so what I do as I tell parents because most parents don't know how to honestly cheer from the stance. And so they scream and yell meal. So what I do not allowed to coach they can't complain about balls and strikes or bad calls by wrath. Whatever it is that if that happens someone in the stands other myself insisted coach or the parent might hand him a dump them, and we want them to unwrap the dum dumb and put it. They will shut the F up. They will shut just stopping at dum dum. Right. And make a point. I said if by chance you get this dumped them lollipop and get really offended mad at me. And your your goes up. I think you might have some kind of emotional problem that is much further beyond a ten year old softball game. Ready? Have you ever given the dumdum lollipop out? I have given been fewer or or or more than you. So such given out the dumdum lollipop because the ideas that you're human we get you don't necessarily bears you. But if everybody does he have a dumped in your mouth, everybody knows why. So in some cases, many parents come to the game just gives them. This is going to happen. I'm sorry. I know because ultimately hunched want these parents come to have fun to watch your kids play have you ever really incensed or embarrassed apparent by giving them a dumb don't ever since. There are sometimes where I've had to raise the bag ever so subtly sorry, coach Surco ch- in some situations. As a coach third base pair, the stands will start going coaching coach coaching and scream. You know? Thank you coach, Scott. I'd click in case of the situation on the exactly I promise I've taken care of this. Sorry, coach Randy. To the dad with coach Randy and Adam de our theme this week March dad March. Level about is all about basketball all about basketball at the NCAA tournament government on some crazy games. And we were thrilled with our guest today. He is Derek Canada. Former globetrotter former NCW basketball player father, four father for three boys and a girl, man. What that must be fulltime job Derek gray tabby good to see again. Because see you guys. Thanks for having me on. Also, appreciate all some air to see. So you're busy guy. Have you been watching any of the games? I have absolutely. I sat and watched my own Gaels go against North Carolina. They put up a great fight. They did they did lots of three point shots that's fun early. But you know, you'll say live by the three die by through so Derek. And I played rec basketball. What did it over the years? And I know he does a lot of coaching on the court as I told you in the answer. I thought I knew quite a bit about basketball team it anything until I started playing with Derry. So do you find yourself coaching the teams? Through the television saying no don't do that. Don't come off that screen. Don't take that shot. That's not your shot no basketball fan when I sit I sit and watch take it all in, and that's one of the reasons why coach play because because I can see all the stuff based on sitting watching Mitch green no box out could have demanded ball get stale all those things I see it. So I try to incorporate those into what we do on the court. We LA let's go back to the globetrotter days. I've been to globetrotter show ran of ever seen. Yeah. Well, so much this real actually might girls haven't had the chance to Globetrotters. They were like Harlem, Globetrotters. You gotta take gotta take him because it was really part of my youth. Just watching them and be always what every year it was. It was like a group in Colorado some abuse Nichols arena. Globetrotters play they always want. You guys are. Slowly, washington. I was always fooled by the bucket of paper coming out and water. Water. Thing about the Globetrotters could do so much with the team before the game, and then all the intricacies and how much is involved during the game. It's popping. But let's talk about how you got involved with the Globetrotters. Did that happen? It was fun. So I played into in the Matha if AA see conference Fairfield was one of the teams in the conference. So we had a nice bond because we're small small schools, and we didn't fly all of our buses everything was trip. So we were student athletes student athletes second here, one of my. One of my contemporaries, Fairfield while the being the general manager of manager player personnel for the Globetrotters, and they were trying to make shift to go a little bit more competitive. And so he gave me a call as I was finishing up school and said, hey, would you be interested in taking peak this opera -tunities as a basketball player? We all want to continue our careers as long as we can. So I said sure when out to camp we had camp in twin twin falls. Minnesota sounds cultures trotters camp. It was it was like a basketball. Yeah. I mean, it was we got up early. We ran a couple of miles on track to get getting Jim do some workouts only difference. Curly meal was yes legend, so he's making jokes you learning funny as he comes across his he has every time we didn't direct introductions. He was a different ball guy at tell. This one time. Sometimes he's currently sometimes somebody else sometimes you see people like that characters played. He always is somebody want to hang out with. He absolutely is absolutely is fun guy. He's when he was a fun guy having fun. The first time I actually met him funny story. I was at West Point we were playing Holy Cross. Based on this being west probably lost this one because they were Holy Cross. It's pretty good. So we get back to the hotel. We come down getting ready to go out to eat and there's a pink Cadillac parked right outside back that big millet was the deal. And so we're on a pink going who is running. It's your enough. Curly meal comes down to say Hello. Just a nice guy goes out gets car and takes off. But it was probably one of those towns we were playing in the same city, Globetrotters. We just didn't know it. We're talking about curly. And remember the last Harlem Globetrotters show. I saw you have all these great names. Like dragon. Did you have a name? I was DC DC except a simple one of the great things about the interactions with the Globetrotters is that we would stay after we would sign autographs and stead of coming up with something elaborate and only being resigned, you know, ten or twelve autographs in a five minute segment. Nightside one hundred zero because it was DC fifteen and I made it nice and squiggly in real fancy. Fifteen kept real simple. Yes. So did you have a special trick with you have a signature move or team game? It's really I was a. I opened the show with the dump. So that was at those pressure and find at the same time. We would we would start to show differently. But we have it was called the hop. Hop is basically figuring out top. Okay. Is that loss? Is that lost the ball? If high. Yeah. Somebody cuts down the middle. The showman rose the ball down his office shoulder you catch off shoulder. And you got to put the ball in the basket, he standing at the foul line. So that was you. I was the guy catching the ball. The the show starts with you show starting with me. Did you ever? Do you ever miss? Never miss that. Never missed ever been extremely well-rehearsed your job at got one job. Yeah. So dear you're coaching now coaching high school ball. What are some of the patterns? You're seeing amongst the young baller these days. I lament the fact that. The young ballers only see finished product say more. So Steph curry. Awesome shooter. Yeah. Yeah. Awesome. She gets in the gym all the time. They don't see him getting in the gym all the time. They see is implying an NBA game doing a setback sidestep releasing threes off the dribble. Yeah. And they go to depart just aids are three anything they can do that. Yeah. But that that comes from hours upon hours upon hours of work and the kids think they can just get in the gym. And do it always joke about my kids because I'm the master of no children. No all the time. Like, that's a great title here. You're the band up. I'm the master later. No. You send them to me? I'm gonna tell. We don't use that you know, that there's a lot of Zan involved with that the master go. But but what I have so many insurance business when I tell my age is the same mindset of a child my children, come to me dead can have. And I don't know. Big go away to come back and dead. Can I have and I know and they'll continue to come back because no for a child means that right now. Do they go to moms? Oh after you say, no, we're United front. Yeah. That's when mom wants to know, she'll go. What did you dad say? That's masterful. Because. Not of are connected. Like how about the power of maybe done that before? Because I had I had like, no. Yeah. It's finite. Yeah. Maybe in the down the and selfishly is it makes me a super duper hero. When I say, yes. Yeah. Like, I've had reverse psychology say, yes, they're like. Oh, man. I'm like do. I said yes, you said, yes. Yes. We got through through. Yeah. I always say maybe and are saying was maybe always meant. No. So I think if you just straight up and say no to the power of now, Derek four kids. Yes. So what are the what are the ages who made me work my mental capacities? Got my oldest Jalen hill be seventeen in June. Okay. I've got my daughter deja who turned thirteen and September pretty name. Thank you remind us. My wife's name. This is us you to show. I do I do. Which Cupper you? I don't think I fit in any of those. Three. Yes. Absolutely. I actually catching up now. Yes. Sorry. Nation of I two letters of my name in the last two letters of my wife's name Niger, the first that made sense is Ahah turned twelve last month. And Josh will turn ten tomorrow. Okay. It's they're all double digits. So. The'senior? He's a junior. He'll be seeing your next year. All right. A freshman sophomore. Nope. Deja seventh-grader because September Bill joke, mister, cough, the cutoff Isaiah six grade. And Josh is four very nice. Are they all into basketball? Are you like a true basketball not yet? So I was of the mindset that they will be able to do what they liked to do. So my oldest. He's like dad onto football football football with all the conversation. Yeah. I was like we'll see Benedict's for a little while Saint Benedict grade school, but it was killing my pockets he was struggling academically. So we moved them out. And he he was upset that we were moving out because you know, guys at your friends, blah, blah, blah. It is to school. It didn't have a football team. Yeah. And now you can play. The magic of the dad, you're a bad. No. No, no, no. Football this year my daughter's trying to volleyball right now. Very, and then my two younger sons they played soccer last the last two years, and it did wreck basketball north Plainfield. I let Joshua who the youngest play a little bit of travel basketball, and he got bit by the buck. Yeah. Dajio put the basket up. Dad? Can I go outside and Thursday? Yes, it's raining cats, and he wants to play dead cars driveway. So I. No. Shows you do inside. And then I'll let you go outside. But you have to do the other stuff. I can just go outside playing rain. Yeah. So we're we're all off onto mentos. I want to build a solid base form. Bottom line. Is this ask the question? I asked my oldest son this question and totally totally broke my heart is basketball dead because he asked I said so question. Do you just wanna play with your friends or do you want to be better than? He said I just wanna play. From late for no, let's out. So Josh wants to be better Josh's my youngest one he wants to be better. Like, I want to be better than all of them. So so then has questions because I work with parents, right and your basketball, guy and basketball. Parents right there all and Ed when I talked to coaches one of the worst parts about coaching or having to deal with parents. So first question is are you when you watch your kids, are you that parent in the stands that sits back and wants to coach in the stands or do you sit back and just let him play. Let them be play. I play as so, unfortunately, my mom was not able to come to my stuff. So I never had a distraction. Coach and apparent. So I tell my wife all the time. I said if you're going to yell something from the stains its box out it's play defense, and it's run because those are things that as parents, you can coach that the other stuff doesn't work for me. So I like, I'm a bad basketball fan say watch. And if he looks at me, I go look over there and pay attention to coach because I want him to be coached and understand that the coach is like his parents in on the basketball. So we're we're getting ready to do something in west orange for the younger kids, and I was messing with the coaches. I was like I was trying to think because I like it. Now, they have an analogy that I can give to a parent that will have the understand the plight of the coach him. I got you bite me over for. We're finishing up you tell your son. It's time to go to bed, and I go. No, no, no, no, no. You don't have to go to bed right now. I want you to play some video games. You tell them to go to no, no, you'll have to watch the dishes right now. Why don't you just sit down and watch favorite show? Just hang hang out with me. It's the same. It's the same mindset. You don't want anyone coming in undoing the stuff that you try and some of the coaching from parents is just so surface level. It's almost ridiculous school. Our score score. What do you what do you think of doing not doing about recital of all the basket? Trying to score a goal because you're talking there today. What I do like dumb dumbs pups, and I tell parents very clear you cannot coach stance ago. Here's some things you can say positive, but he started coaching from the standard argue with the officials, which I don't have for is we give you dumb lollipop because. Them. Taking him out and some people tell them if you get upset emotionally at a ten year old or twelve year old basketball game. Did he has them series anger management issues? What is the purpose of this me the purposes that they have fun? Yeah. Competing is knowing that you never have to quit. Do your best job all the time. And you have to deal with the result. I had my my oldest. They lost some games. They weren't very good. Lot of first year players one game. He doesn't even play. He's on the sideline. I'm all right with that. He's he's he needs to earn. His time becomes all kicks. My fence. What's wrong with you? How man dad the refugee? Oh, hold on. The Russia Cheang you lost fifty. What does the caution? Well, we could have more points in this thing. And I said stop this is what sports is said as a parent as dad. You've seen me get fired from a job. Do I get to come home? Oh, it's the bosses fault kick. The you didn't do this. He didn't do that. And sit in a while when my and my misery and not do anything else. If I got fired guess what I need to be accountable to that and to keep it moving. Yeah. But figure out what I need to do better. I said, you don't get you. Don't get the blame. Other people for stuff in your life. You need to be accountable for the stuff that you participated. So as a parent, which is nice back to do. You wanna talk about us dad is going to control control, and that's your effort gratitude. Yes. It sounds like basketball provided such incredible foundation for you was apparent. Yes. Right. So in that regards how you used that skill set from basketball with your kids on a regular basis knowing that it's all sports related, but it's also about life. I mean, it's it goes coaching thing again where all right, how do you deal with this one for Jalen, my oldest? Yeah. It's. Repetition is the mother of skill. I have to repeat this thing over and over again. Why are we doing this though? To your homework homework. Go do your homework. Take out the garbage take out the garbage take out the garbage over and over and over again for data my daughter, she gets to go on her own closer door and get her work. She's a student. I'm not bothering her as a coach your best player. Come here for a second. Let me talk to you. This is what you should do. Right. They'll do it for the other guy. You might have in his. Finger into what I told you what you need to do. And the other two boys. They manage themselves in different ways that there between Nigeria gravitates toward Jalen the little bit is and Joshua gravitates towards Asia. So it's it's figuring out how to motivate them all that together. Being my wife may church we're Team Canada Team Canada. That's so six Team Canada. So I'm the I'm the head guy. That's funny. The assistant and we try to manage the logo Team Canada. We actually did for. Yeah. Made crest, and it was all kind of. All of. Like man, really taken. It's all barking. Jerick really needs like a reality. How to parent as a as a sports we laugh about it? All the time. Like, yeah, we should have a reality show, but it's not enough drama in our house. Nobody. Destruction. Did you play sports? She did a little bit of dance. My wife is pretty yeah. Gonna flower. I was actually that off. On shiny. I laugh because. People people make fun of being my wife. One of my coaches, I work with you bet my wife, and he comes he goes, do you realize that you kicked your? Every day. Good. Thank God for that. Every so what's it like around the dinner table? Do you have family meals is absolutely ridiculous? So so why didn't have this as as my mom had to work a lot my father passed away when I was young. So she spent the first six years of my life as a single month. She got remarried when I was in high school so stepdad was my dad worked he worked evening shift. She would work the day shift. I'm in school all day have younger brother who's in between all these other things. And until we never really could find the time to get together. I want my wife to be able to stay at home as long as she could. And you know, thankfully has been able to be on. For the last seventeen years and she works hard. She works. Very absolute lot of little boys test. So what we do is she'll put the meal together right around seven seven thirty. We're table. And we you know, we pass the food around. We talk about our days, and and we crack jokes. Yeah. For like the last fifteen minutes of the meal or the cell phones cell phones, and is the family dinner mandatory, it's like we are gathering at the taste not mandatory. But it is highly encouraged. It's a choice, but it's a Smart Choice. We started meals with prayer could Sunday's my day. We work around take the mother in law who stays with us. So she's involved too. And we sit we have fun. You know, my son, my oldest son can be he can be a bit challenging sometimes. Which is what is prayer is always impaired as he say, rub dub dub. What I'm teaching him in that moment is there are people who are less fortunate. Yes, make sure that we understand that. There are people who are less fortunate. So don't be mad at me when I tell you know, because there are people who can't even get close to being able to ask when I say, no it's still plays from yet. A tune of gratitude that to gratitude, I think this is reality show. I picture even though it's on TD. Blue bloods. Yeah. The top selling. They always have that Sunday meal everybody around, but you do it on a regular basis. We have found are worth one of the cornerstones of a successful family is maintaining that meal that many families have gone to the wayside because they're just too busy. And I imagine that's the time. He just everything's a matter to sit down and just catch up much like a team. Yes. Debrief your debrief, Ed. Do you ever? You know, do you ever chastize always uplifting? Mama where you just celebrate life. Celebrate family. Sometimes that can be a jerk. And it'll be my my inner jerk is brought out by the inner jerk of my children. And so sometimes they'll be tough moments in conversation. Yes. At the table. Yes. Go babe. Yeah. Team right now, we're gonna handle coaches, and we'll be good later. Yes. Oh, she's she's good cop bad cop. Gotcha. I need them to understand certain things about. Yeah. What we do. And how we do it. And why we do it. Because. Honestly, I'm not going to be here forever. We don't set things in place, then and get the recipe peacefully as I didn't do the job. He didn't do. But the most important thing is that you're talking. Yes. Right. So there are some families. They don't come together at all except for maybe on the weekends. You don't even know what conflict is going during the week. So at least you're fleshing it out in the moment. And yeah, maybe a little uncomfortable may be a little awkward dad's coming down on me. But at least we're getting out in the open. That's a healthy family. Yeah. Yeah. We talk about sports. He's cushite records. Newark baseball team. Rutgers used for these banjo. We are family, right? Forget about me. I love you. Right sports. Always talk about family, and the truth is values argue absolutely families, disagree where allowed you you. Teach them a healthy way to disagree. You have expectations and accountable inner teaching the level accountability that starts probably a lot with God in prayer. Then into the meal, and how you how you act outside. This family is more important than how you act inside this family. You know, spectators family for my except for my oldest son. He doesn't know probably when he was six or seven he goes to worry. I don't act like this outside. Treat you to this. Well, if I have my choice, I'll take you Renos going to say, let's let's go to my favorite portion of the show, and that's dead. Vice advice from dad by link that dead voice just came up with that on the spy. No. I know we didn't talk about it before the show. Sometimes I think. It's insanity. Against the dad. Dad learned so much from Derek. And I'm gonna see if I can apply this and make it off enter because that's the thing is you want to be authentic as a parent. You don't wanna just sort of borrow something from somebody else? And then it's not really the atom way at somebody else's. I find your coaching too, right? There's people who will coach like is like I would always the Bobby Knight. Yeah. The kids that went to the school to play basketball. Understood understood he was and that there were times where he was going to love them. And they were he was going to be the aggravating debt. Yeah. And when you talk to the players who played for him really played for him. And understood what he was trying to do. I've never actually heard a player have anything bad to say about what he was if he gets them, dad. Vice what would it be held your kids? Nice kids. It's I mean, we go through so much with them. And we tell them we love them, and we try to show our love. But every now, and then let's give a hub. I was a story behind hug church, and Wisconsin, I was usher. Okay. So I stand at the door smiling agree people one of our. One of our ministers came in everybody gets the same Greek smile how you doing. And he was teaching Sunday school this more than you mentioned. The fact that coming in. His morning was all off any felt totally different. And it took the power of a hug to get back into the rain 'cause you share your energy with somebody. But what is a hug is the physical manifestation of community. I care. I'm gonna take care you because you don't help people. You don't care about. To teach Mike kids. My my daughter who's twenty four I have had to give her lesson. How to hug the right way? You know, this is kinda come in this way. No, no, no. I wasn't Harvard heart around the body come in heart. Right. And so there's something about the that's great advice. And you think parents hug, but I think to make a conscious effort on a regular basis. And we have fun. So I have four separate handshakes one for each child in the morning, and it's it's Corey so you can call corner if you want. Prayed before we leave the house. My wife leaves a go Team Canada channel in Kansas. And then we give we get fist bumps high fives to all of the kids and your family's like this is span you're the United of the best got these four kids in the Team Canada. I've watched the show just lightly dysfunctional. Definitely watch those shows it makes better. But. Like, I could learn I'm not I'm not thinking, right? And so you sit these talk about that in terms of I've come to appreciate all dysfunctional, right? There's no such thing as a quote, unquote, normal family. We all have our issues. We have learned a lot on the shows sounds like you get a lot of great support from your wife is absolute what makes us great dads are usually great moms at hands down. That's the most difficult job in the world. And that because that we can be who we are in a way that we need to be when we have that support set. Imagine there's a lot of antics that she has to put up with. Pretty goofy dad, we we're we're a loving couple. Yes, I make jokes. So when we were in Wisconsin mother lie to keep the house biz lip in the house with okay? And she would have the occasion to to open the door and walk in and say, hey, lady. We're still young couple. Kids are like, oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Never know something. But you know, that that's what we want to we love each other. And the way we do because we want our children understand that there is a standard of love that husband and half there. There's a level where you know, there are plenty of disagreements, but at the end of our disagreement is we agree on one thing that we really love each other. And that's that's that's the purpose for how we do things for them to understand that as toughest things might get as crazy as life gets by mind as there, they're still people. Love you, tell oldest all the time of your brothers are going to grow up one day and all of this stuff that you do now to probably get you back for somehow. But if you separate from them who are the people who are gonna love how about family, no matter what when when all else fails, you'll always have your brothers and sisters, right and people care about you there. Canada was our guest today on to the dad we're privileged to have you there. It's great to see again. Thanks for part of our show. I I learn. I learned a lot very there was a part of me that you wanted to be adopted by Derek deal with the note. Yes. Somebody knows all about the no actually start point. I was touching my nose. We've been signature. L about the nose. And I'm glad that you're you're still involving basketball. You're coaching your your back on the court. I think that's good ball court is a better place with Derek Canada on it. So I'm glad you guys had me. It was it was fun. I was absolutely flattered that you reached out. Nash me do some with you. Appreciate you guys. And thanks for having us better. Thank you, very thrilled to hear your story. We are into the dad. Download us wherever you find podcasts. To the damn coach Randy and Adam de again, remembered, follow us on social media Instagram at bad to the dad Facebook, it's bad to the dad and a website bed to the Dan dot com. After this episode when it's when it's launched you can see all kinds of pictures of us, Derek just having a really good time guy. But he got his big to me when you do what you really love takes you to amazing places. What a story. I mean, just growing up in his what he shared with us basketball that whole trajectory of like, you know, I go I play basketball. I'm really good am identified playing college aspirations of the NBA, but took a different route where he could be sports entertainer and read you appreciate this as a life. Coach spend on you spend a lot of time with with parents in sports, the fun part of sports. Yeah. It's still basketball. Right. And some days you feel like Harlem globetrotter daisy. Like, Washington general, but using using sport as a way to bring happiness to people around the world think it's so neat. And I love the renaissance. He's going through. Yes. Had hip surgery credible itself is young guy to have hip surgery, basketball's aware, interior sport. Where Derek we love you, man. Thank you so much so much for being bad. No good time. Listen, I know that next week. We have exciting I'm pumped. I'm pumped the supreme me back to my high school in early college fund. These these guests your credit at all goes back to basketball member. What I said the term paper I wrote. 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GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 221: Interview with Andrew Maraniss

GSMC Book Review Podcast

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GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 221: Interview with Andrew Maraniss

"Golden state media concepts bring you book review podcast haven for Bookworm of all ages and the whitest genres from mystery to memoirs romance to Comedy Fantasy Scifi. If you love to read this is a podcast. It's the Golden State needed concepts book review podcast low and welcome to the G. S. M. C. Book Review podcast brought to you by the GMC. Podcast network I am your host Sarah and it is day one of the mandatory shelter in place. Stay the heck home. Whatever you WANNA call it order in the state of California and. I'm not entirely sure that I'm so good at working from home I don't know I mean I'm massive introvert as you know so working from home should be great and I know I got a ton of stuff done today but it just feels like I got nothing done today. I don't know we'll see how it goes for from here on out. I mean I flattened curve. I am totally on board with that and I as an introvert. A Don't mind staying home. Just not sure that. I have this I have the system down yet for working from home at any rate. I do know how to do podcasts. From home to work on those I can do that and Thankfully as I said in the last episode podcasts can be done interviews can be done with the appropriate amount of social distancing so I am happy that today. I have a long overdue interview to share with you. I originally spoke with Andrew Nearness In February I think it was February tenth or so and we had a lovely conversation and then I went to Post the episode at the episode and it turns out that it didn't record. Yeah really not real. Show sure what happened there. You can bet I double checked about eighty four thousand times during our conversation today but Thankfully he was patient and understanding and he was willing to reschedule then of course. There was a tornado in Nashville anthem. The Corona virus and. I don't know it's just all kinds of craziness so we finally were able to reschedule for today and I am very appreciative that we were able to and that we were able to Get this this interview recorded and I can share it with you. So as I said the author that I am interviewing today is Andrew Baroness and he has a. He writes historical Non Fiction. He writes his first book was called. Strong enough and his second book. The one that we're speaking about today is called Games of deception. Let me get make sure that I get the subtitle correct. So it's called Games of deception. The true story of the first. Us Olympic basketball team at the nineteen thirty six Olympics. In Hitler's Germany. It is a written for young adults and here is the description on a scorching hot day in July. Nineteen thirty six. Thousands of people cheered as the US Olympic teams boarded the SS Manhattan bound for Lynn. Among the athletes were the fourteen players representing the first ever. Us Olympic basketball team as thousands of supporters waved American flags on the docks. It was easy to miss the one courageous man holding a boycott Nazi Germany sign. But it was too late for a boycott now. The ship had already the harbor. Nineteen thirty six was a turbulent time in world history it off. Hitler had gained power in Germany three years earlier. Jewish people and political opponents of the Nazis with targets of vicious mistreatment yet were unaware of the horrors that awaited them in the coming years but the Olympic the Olympians on board the SS Manhattan and other international visitors. Wouldn't see any signs of trouble in Berlin streets? Were swept storefronts were painted and every German citizen greeted them with a smile like a movie set. It was all just. Saad meant to distract from the terrible things happening behind the scenes. This is the incredible true story of basketball from its invention by James Naismith in Springfield Massachusetts in eighteen ninety one to the sports Olympic debut in Berlin and the ECLECTIC mix of people events and propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic. That made it all possible. The book includes photos throughout A. Who's who of the nineteen thirty six Olympics Bibliography and index? This book is so well done. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is as I said written for young adults but that obviously doesn't mean that adults can't read it. Of course we can read it. I'm all all the time reading stuff for for young adults. But this just means that it's It's a quick read. It's engaging in it It no way condescends or talks down in terms of the subject matter. But it's just it's written in a way that is Maybe more engaging for a younger audience but that does that that just I think means it's also more engaging for a not as younger audience and really. What is age? We're all as old as we feel right so this is so well done and it touches on so many important historical Social Cultural Events Circumstances. What have you and unfortunately? There's so many things that are talked about in this book. That are still timely. That are still Concerns for today. There's a lot of parallels between this book and what is going on in the world today so just really well done and I very much recommend it especially if you have Someone in your family. Who IS INTERESTED IN HISTORY? Or you're trying to get them interested in history. You know you gotta use that Sports Angle. Maybe if there's sports fan and sneak a little history in to their their reading habits at any rate let's go ahead and turn to the interview with Andrew. So he can talk more about the book again. It is called Games of deception. And let's turn now to that interview. Hi Andrew Welcome to the podcast Sarah. Thanks for having me on. Actually I should say back to the podcast because we tried doing this. A while ago and There were technical difficulties. So thank you for coming back to speak to me about Your new book before we get to the book though. If you could start by sharing a little bit about yourself that would be great. Okay well it's my pleasure to be back on. Hopefully I'll remember anything interesting. I said last time I live in Nashville Tennessee and Been Holed up here with my family. The last several days due to Trona virus but I have Wife and two kids nine in six I work at Vanderbilt University in the Athletic Department. There as a visiting author which is a a great title. I don't think that too. Many athletic departments have that but Reason that came about is my first book was book called strong inside which was a biography of Perry Wallace. Who was the first African American Basketball Player in the SEC? And he had gone to vanderbilt in the late sixties which is also the school that I went to in the nineteen eighties and nineties After having grown up in Wisconsin and Washington DC and in Austin Texas So I live in Nashville. I don't Saying or play music or anything like that but I'm hearing in Music City and Reading books and working by day in and Athletic Department which I really enjoy very cool. I don't know that I've ever heard of you know the the the An author in The Athletic Department like that. So that's very cool. Yeah I've never heard of it either We the former athletic director David Williams was an avid reader and really into history and especially into got a US civil rights history and so he was A mentor and Supporter of my book. And after it came out strong inside was required to be read by every freshman at Vanderbilt for two years in a row kind of learned this. It's another school and we started something called the Sports and Society Initiative which studies issues related to race gender and Sports and so I've helped Launch and manage that program very cool so speaking of sports and history That that's an excellent segue in into your new book which is called Games of deception. Can you give an overview of the story sure Games of deception sports nonfiction again? It's the true story of the first. Us Olympic basketball team which played at the nineteen thirty six Olympics in Nazi Germany This book really has three main threats to it I would say the first is the invention of the game of basketball itself by James Naismith in eighteen. Ninety one. And you know. Who was this man? Why did he invent basketball? How did the sport grow internationally Within just forty five years and during his lifetime he could invent the game and then see it play in the Olympics The second is how is this first team put together Who were the members of the first? Us Dream Team What were their back stories? And and then the third most important aspect of the book is what was the world like at this time. What was it like to be an athlete? in Berlin in Nazi Germany in nineteen thirty. Six What was the state of Politics In the US and in Germany during the prewar period? And what are the lessons that we can learn from it today? Let's go ahead and take our first at break of the podcast. When we come back we'll be talking more about the origins of basketball something that I didn't have a clue about frankly before I read this book so I got to learn something new and very interesting so stay tuned you're listening to the MC book review. Podcast and I'll be right back. Are you tired of the same old news are you sick of the seemingly endless political spin and negatively the DIAZ NC? America's still beautiful? Podcast is a weekly news. Podcast covering all the top positive and uplifting news stories we cover stories that will inspire uplift and remind you of the good in the world tune into the golden state media. Const out America's still beautiful podcast to get all the great and positive news stories of today. Download the Jesus empty. America's still beautiful podcast on Itunes Stitcher Soundcloud. Google play or anywhere you bond podcast just tight just MC in the search bar known. Welcome back to the three of the past. I am speaking with Andrew Mariners about his historical Book Games of Deception. And before the break he was talking about some of the parallels that have occurred between the book the Book and now and just an overview of that book So when we pick back up I am agreeing with what he had just said. There was no great place to make that a cut so I just left it as it is but you are all my brilliant listeners. And I know you'll figure it out so let's get back to the interview. Yeah there's a lot A very interesting aspects of the book. I was really intrigued because I realized I was reading the beginning of the book that I had no idea why we have basketball in the world and It really came about because those kind of a challenge of here create something. We need a sport and though he did. I really enjoyed doing that research. I went up to Springfield Massachusetts where James Naismith was a student at the International. Ymca Training School and it was essentially a graduate school. That that trained At that time just young men to go out around the world and run. Ymca's and this was a school. What students from all over the world and they would play baseball in the spring and they play football in the fall but they really had nothing to do in the winter. They had a gymnasium but obviously this is a world without basketball and so they would. They would march stretch. They played leapfrog. These guys in their twenties they were aboard and so One of their professors challenged a class. And said you know someone's got to come up with a new game to keep us busy in the winter and we can share this game with with wise around the world and so One student raised his hand to accept this challenge. It was Naismith. You had two weeks to come up with An invention of a new game and like most students. He waited until the night before assignment was due and that was the night that he came up with the game of basketball in his head The pieces of paper where the rules were I typed out still exist and and seeing those pieces of paper is what gave me the idea for this book. There now under glass The University of Kansas In the place called the debris center which is next to Allen fieldhouse where Kansas Jayhawks play basketball today So anyway naismith invented the game at this night and the next morning. He took his Fellow classmates onto the court is Custodian at the school nailed up The peach baskets on the wall. That's why it's called basketball. They shot into peach baskets. And the reason why every hoop today is ten feet off the ground is is only because that custodian happened to nail the peach baskets ten feet off the ground in that first basketball game and that was because there is an elevated running track above the floor in this gymnasium and that was ten feet off the ground until those were the beginnings of this amazing international sport that we all know in. Love was in when one school wants basin. I'd Massachusetts in eighteen. Ninety one was when I played. Yeah and it's amazing because it was first played in Massachusetts that there were a lot of international students there who then took it back to their home countries. And so it's a lot quicker than you might have expected which is why it ended up at the Olympics in nineteen thirty six so luckily yes so when you think about how how could it game just played at one school spread when there's no I talked to kids today about the book. You know no technology. How did the word spread and it was? It was people that graduated from the school. Took the sport back with them to their countries also. The school had a newsletter that they mailed out to wise all over the world and they printed the rules in this newsletter. And that's how just within a couple of years. This game really spread quickly All around the world and of course basketball's a fun game so people enjoy playing and it became very popular very quickly. Yeah so let's talk about the next aspect of the story. Which is the first Olympic Basketball Team Why is this particular basketball team important in the history of not only basketball but also in the context of World War? Two sure Well they're important in the history of basketball simply because they were the first And I'll share a little bit about that in in telling that story The the more important historical context comes into play so what they decided to do that. You're was you know today. The trials for an Olympic team would be like they would be at any school or any other type of team where individuals would try out and the coach would pick the best players to be on the team. What they decided to do back then was different. It was to have a tournament and the best amateur teams in the country. Were invited to participate in this tournament. at that time the best amateur teams weren't just college teams but also teams from Ymca's and AAU teams Now you would be high school player respect then it was college graduate there was no NBA. So what the best players would do is play for company teams And these were sponsored by the way And I should say that. This tournament wasn't open to all players. It was only open to the best white teams in the country. So when aspect of my book is discussing segregation in the United States. And how that compared to anti-semitism in Germany at the time so the best African American teams in the country. We're eligible to try out for this tournament. There also wasn't women's basketball in the thirty six Olympics. I didn't come along until the nineteen seventy six Olympics. You know forty years later So this tournament was played in the top. Eight teams met At Madison Square Garden in New York City and the idea was whichever two teams advanced to the championship? Game their entire rosters would be combined to become one. Us Olympic basketball team The two teams that made it to the championship. One was from McPherson Kansas. These guys worked at an oil refinery globe refinery in McPherson. There was one significant player on that team. His name is Joe Forton Barry. And he's considered the first player ever to dunk the basketball game. He did it in one of those games in New York and a sports fighter from New York Times Saw this and was unusual. No one had ever seen it dunk before and so we had to come up with a way to describe what this looked like his readers and the words that he used was he said it looked like a cafeteria customer dunking their doughnut in coughing. And that's where the term dunk comes from from this Guy Joe Forton Berry from McPherson. Kansas the other half of the team. The team that they met in the championship qualifying tournament came from very different circumstances. They came from Hollywood and these players worked at Universal Studios Universal Pictures in Hollywood. They worked on the sets of movies and they had a significant player on their team. His name was Sam Baltar and reason why he matters is he was Jewish and so when their team won the qualifying tournament and qualified to go to Berlin. Reporter asked him are you? Are you going to go? And that was a significant question. You know you had to decide. Whether he would participate in an Olympics in Nazi Germany and Sam. Balser made the decision to go. You felt like based on what he knew. At that time the best thing he could do would be to go to Berlin To perform well win a gold medal. And that would be the way that you would refute Hitler and Jesse Owens as an African American really has sort of had the same question of people arguing and trying to persuade him not to go to the Olympics and they said racism anywhere is racism everywhere. You can't do this But again he decided the best thing he could do would be to Go to Berlin and win gold medals and he won four of them By far was the star of those Olympics. But you know one point I make in the book is that Yes. Baltar Owens Performed well and and certainly refuted these notions of of Aryan supremacy but beyond the sports aspect. It's it's difficult to say it. It mattered you know it. The Olympics and their performance the Olympics didn't Stop the Holocaust. It didn't slow Hitler. Down at all And even when these men returned to the United States Sam Ball lost his job to participate in the Olympics Jesse Couldn't find work was reduced to racing against horses as a way to make a buck And certainly he inspired African American participated in the civil rights movement to come. But it's it's a complicated question to say whether they're elite performance at the Olympics Accomplished much. Let's go ahead and take our second break. The podcast As we go to break I want to share my six degrees of separation story. With Jesse Owens it turns out that When my Hubby was a small boy he and his mom or in an airport. I don't know where they were traveling. But they were at an airport and a man came up and was speaking with them and Being a small boy and being kind of bored my husband ended up falling asleep and the man was very kind and covered him up with his. I think he said it was a for coat. Is it turns out that that man was Jesse Owens in so ma somewhere in my in laws house in Ohio. There is a picture of my Hubby as a small child and he was adorable as a kid Sleeping under Jesse Owens coat is Jesse Owens in the picture I wow. I don't remember that's crazy. I'M GONNA have to double check. I'll get back to you on that. But how cool is that? Obviously I have never met him. But you know I have that that that connection somewhere in the past through my husband so enough about me and my adorable Hubby. Let's go ahead and take another break and when we come back we'll be continuing the interview with Andrew so stay tuned. Oh by the way. My husband's name first name happens to be Andrew. So there you go or connections. Let's take that break stay tuned. You're listening to the GMC book re PODCAST. And I will be right back. Tired of searching the vast jungle of podcasts. Listen close and here this out. See there's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searched. The golden state media concepts podcast network is here. Nothing less than our podcast lists with endless hours of podcast. Harvard's from news sports music fashion looking entertainment fantasy football so much more so stop flirted around and go straight out to the golden state media concepts podcast network guaranteed to build. The podcast is whatever it may be visit us at. Www DOT GS MC podcast dot com. Follow us on facebook and twitter download cloud and Google play new. Welcome back to the Senate seat. Book Review Podcast. I am speaking today with Andrew Nearness about his most recent book. It's called Games of deception. Let's get back to that interview right. Yeah there's there's so many different aspects I mean. We could have a very long conversation just on the the the the Olympics Not only the basketball team but but the Olympics is a whole and the story of Jewish athletes. Who were there and some of them then. Didn't get to participate for various reasons but really underlying anti-semitism So yeah I mean it's and you said something about racism. Here's racism everywhere which yeah well. He didn't just Jones. Didn't face much better situation here at the time on exactly the black athletes that they were treated better in Germany during the Olympics and they were in the United States. So it's a major aspect of the book. Yeah which is Just it's it's it's sad to know How much research did you for the book. Well quite a bit. I think the research is the most important part of writing non fiction. You know. Every single sentence has to come from some research that you've done With strong inside I spent eight years on the book Four years of research and four years of writing. That was my first book so I didn't have an agent or publisher waiting on it. You know so I I could afford to spend that much time with this book I just had a year and so I spent about six months on the research travelling to important archives around the United States and Canada And then I spent another six months Writing the book so quick pace with this book and One thing that made that possible was that in this case all the key players in the story Have passed away and so it wasn't a book that was based on as many interviews. I've probably interviewed about fifteen people for this book. I talked to close to a hundred For my book on Ontario Wallace. And so it's time consuming to find people to set up interviews to travel visit them so but this one I had five or six key archives to visit Maybe ten or twenty books to read Read through a lot of newspaper articles from the Nineteen Thirties And was able to find the sons and daughters of many of the Olympians. And those were the people that I had my most productive interviews with as well as a man Named Dr Al Miller. Who's now ninety seven years old Who attended those Olympics as a thirteen year old Jewish kid living in Berlin and it was really a fascinating enjoyable experience for me on talk to Dr Miller is your appears in the book is a character both in the nineteen thirties and then again at the very end of the book In in present day? Yeah I love his story. I would actually I WOULD. I would read a book on his soaring student about his experience. I do and so Dr Miller Dimension in thirty six thirteen year old kid Living in Berlin seeing the world change before his eyes. You know friends that our kids. They had been his friends at school all of a sudden. They're turning on him because he's Jewish. They're bullying him there joining the Hitler youth and marching in front of his house singing songs about health. Bill beat up and kill Jewish people and he's sort of scared and fascinated by this at the same time He rides his bike to the Olympic Stadium. He says the first African American person he ever saw life. Jesse Owens winning one of his gold medals But the next year has parents You know kind of sense and feel what what's what might be to come and they're worried about the safety of their son up themselves and so they send out at age fourteen to the United States By himself. He's not sure if he'll ever see his parents again. Meanwhile his mom is searching for fake passports to get herself in in. Her husband was dad out of the country. Well Else Dad goes to the hospital and has to unnecessary surgeries to unnecessary appendectomies. Just as an excuse to be hiding in the hospital while the Nazis. They're looking for him at his house and next to some doctors put who protect him that the hospitals able to stay there for a month until his wife is finally able to find the fake passports and they're able to get out of the country in reunite with their son Few years later Dr Miller is old enough to enlist in the army in the US army during World War Two and because he speaks German he's really valuable and he's used to interrogate Nazi prisoners And then today as I mentioned in the book he's ninety seven he's still visit schools and Cincinnati twice a month telling his personal story but also the larger story of the Holocaust and he says you know he was a witness to history in as a witness he has an obligation and responsibility to talk about it and I asked him. What do you tell kids so when they ask you? How do we make sure nothing like this ever happens again? And he says the kids in school typically already know the answer he tells them they've already said the answer out loud that morning with their hand over their heart when they recited the pledge of allegiance any set the most important thing to remember is the last five words of the pledge which are liberty and justice for all and not to forget all part and the four all part and when we've seen what's happened throughout history In Europe and the United States. All over the world when people forget are intentionally leave out the four all part and say that that certain freedoms and rights are only for some people and other people are inherently unworthy of those freedoms So He's here as a witness to the Holocaust to remind us that and I think it's a really important lesson in the message that I leave Readers of the book the final pages. Let's take another break as so stay tuned you're listening to the GS MC book view. Podcast and I will be right back Pets bring such joy to our lives and the MC pets podcast is here to share in that joy. We'll tell stories of pets finding their forever. Homes acting unexpected ways being helpful or just being silly whether you love dogs cats llamas reptiles fish or you'd never met an animal you didn't like the DS MC pets podcast is for you the past to welcome back to the kiosks and the book views podcasts. Let's go ahead and get back to the interview. You wrote the book it's it's written for young adults And so it's I. I really appreciate that. It's written for young adults it's it's very engaging it deals with you know some very difficult topics of racism here in the US of the holocaust of horrible things in history but really important things and you write in such a way. That's very Engaging and easy to read and and you you you address these issues so that they can be understood and you know. We're still facing a lot of these same issues today. So what is the reaction from The young adults who have read the book Are they do they read it because of the basketball then find out history? Or or how are they reacting right? It's been really enjoyable. I love visiting schools before The world's been shut down here over the last week or so I visited a lot of schools already. with this book. I I've been to twenty six states between this book and my previous one strong inside and I maybe need to ask him. I feel like the kids like it. A Lot I think part of the reason why I write sports or sports related. Books is because I think sports are accessible and so Most people whether they like sports are not familiar with them. You know and it doesn't seem intimidating to read a book about Us basketball team. You know In the Olympics that could appeal to a wide range of people and then once they get into it The story is broader than just the best quad. Not just about you know how games turned out but the state of the world at that time and I tried to write in a way that is not you know lecturing kids or is not boring history. I was a history major in college. I love history And so I think the best way to write it is through stories of people you know and not just facts and figures and dates to to memorizer or something like that but to to write about what it felt to be L. Miller. Thirteen year old kid living in Berlin at the time of the Olympics felt like to be one of the basketball players or even the fun parts. You know writing the book from New York to Germany and I printed the menu in the book so that people could see what did people eat in the nineteen thirties. And I think that's what makes history come. Alive is to write about people and their stories and that's so Something we can all relate to. I think that teachers are interested in librarians or interested in the book For a couple of reasons one typically schools have a subset of kids that are really into sports or maybe really into video games. But they're not reading books yet in a Lotta Times sports Cover will attract those kids and then You know studying. The Holocaust is something that kids do in school and so this book is another way to approach that subject and I think that because it deals with the years before World War Two. It's a little bit different than a lot of other books dealing with that time period. And that's where I think the most important Lessons in the most important connections to today's world can be drawn from you know unfortunately What what was the world like during these early days of fascism? What was the world like during the days of segregation and racism and unfortunately there's too many parallels Today but it's what makes it relevant book and That's why I'm excited to have an opportunity to talk about it With young people at the same time I'll say and I think felt this way when we talked the first time. It's a book for young adults but it's a book for adults to A lot of the readers have been adults is just a little shorter than You know a typical adult book with fast paced chapters Trying to keep the reader motivated to continue turning the page but I don't think that any adult would feel like they're reading a kids book when they're reading it It's just it's basically. The difference is shorter absolutely and I I also was a history major in college and I completely agree the books and the texts that drew me in the most were the ones that were that. Were social history. That were the specific stories of people during those times. Rather than you know just dates and battles and politics. You know stuff like that so Definitely a lot more engaging that way and Thanks for saying so you come. What are you working on now? Well one I guess unintended or good consequences of staying home with the Crow Virus Not that I have it but this staying home is Having a chance to finish my next manuscript in which is Story called singled out It's a biography of the man named Glenn Burke who was the first openly gay Major League Baseball player he played for the dodgers and the as in the late seventies I'm in the editing phase of that book right now. I think the first time we spoke I was maybe a few chapters away from finishing. Now I've written all the chapters. I'm gathering photographs for the book. Making a final round of edit. This book is scheduled to come out next March so about a year from now Publishing Industry is is being. Hit like every other industry right now and so. I'm not sure how things might change if they do it. All with this book but Hopefully about a year from now people will be able to read the story of Glenn Burke who is a fascinating person. He grew up in Oakland and Berkeley As I mentioned played for the dodgers and the was run out of baseball because of his sexuality became a softball star In San Francisco in the Castro district in the early eighties But then you know that that area in the country affected by the by age and Glenn Burke died of AIDS in the in the mid nineties So it's a story with a tragic ending but An important figure in the history of of sports that most people don't know And so I'm excited to bring his story to the world. Yeah I I had not heard of him so I'm intrigued. I mean it's definitely a time in history when not many people at all. Were coming out as gay. Let alone athletes so he was incredibly courageous in that way. Yeah absolutely And I think one thing when I've been to school talking about Games of deception and students who asked me what are you working on next and then I bring up this story. You know to middle schoolers You know they don't they don't miss a beat I think when I was in middle school for an author had said they were working on a book on a Gay Baseball Player. I think a lot of the boys in the room would have went after snickered or something. Like that. And I've been really encouraged that that has not been the case at all in any of the schools that I've been to And so I'm really excited to see how how middle schoolers high school students will react to this book. Yeah I'm intrigued as well. You mentioned Your first book strong inside and a little bit about that story. You also have And I remember incorrectly graphic novel that book as well a young readers edition. It's not a young young readers edition. Yes I initially. Wrote the book for adults And that book came out in the end of twenty fourteen and then Some of your listeners may be familiar with the author of historical fiction named Ruta sepatatist Ruta lives here in Nashville and she's a mentor of mine. She books called between shades of gray salt to the see. Her New Book is fountains of Silence. and she suggested that. I- adapts strong inside for Knowing readers and thanks to her advice I did and so That book Has Been Really Enjoyable for me. Tell that strategy. I wrote about Perry when I was a student in college. Myself in came back to it. Seventeen years later To right the initial adult biography. But I've loved visiting schools telling the story of of American Civil Rights through the Lens of College Basketball Player And again I think it can. It's a way to talk about history Through sports in what I think is compelling and accessible way for a lot of kids absolutely And it's time for our final break of the podcast. When we come back Andrew will be giving his advice for aspiring authors. I will prove that I don't know the difference between fiction and nonfiction. I really do. But it's not gonNA sound like I do stay tuned. You're listening to the GMC book re podcast and the GMC live than happiness. Podcast takes you. On a journey of exploration we'll discuss tried and true methods alongside the latest rents of how to live your life to its fullest and happiest from psychology to meditation science to self help books the GMC liven happiness. Podcast will help you to discover what makes you happy and how you can live live being the best possible. Download the GMC life and happiness. Podcast on Itunes stitcher down. Who play or anywhere you bind. Podcast just tie Johnson city in the search bar welcome back to the Jesus Mc Booker Utah Cast and the conclusion of my interview with Andrew Maraniss. So out of your journey to coming to publishing historical fiction Do you have advice for aspiring authors? Yes in in historical nonfiction. Just to be clear But my advice is sorry about that problem. I blame I blame sheltering in place. It's melting my brain. You're doing great I would say first of all is just simply to do it. Oh and that's easier said than done but a lot of times People have an idea for a book and I think they may be over over thinking And imagine all the reasons why they can't do it you know or why won't work It just to do it especially now with self publishing. That's what I was going to do after having spent eight years on strong inside and Striking out every conversation. I had with agents and publishers If was going to publish it out self publish. It luckily That didn't happen have to happen. I found Vanderbilt University. Press published my initial edition of strong side than I've been with Philip Hill which is part of Penguin For the young readers edition for Games of deception and for singled out. But I think just having the experience of doing the research and actually writing the book whether had ever been published or not was really important. Just life experience for me to get to do that and I think that A lot of other people would probably feel the same way You get obsessed with the topic For better and worse mostly for the better but it's there's nothing like For me doing that. Research writing the chapters having that sense of satisfaction accomplishment In and of itself regardless of CEOS or other people reading the book is a great feeling. So when piece of advice I would have is just do it. if you're interested in writing fiction the other advice to really devote the proper amount of time to the research and not to be in too big of a hurry to start writing when. I think most people assume that writing is the important part of the fun part. That's what you're you're writing a book. So of course you would think that but you can't short shrift Or Sell Yourself. Short on that research. Every single sentences I mentioned earlier is a product of the research not of St- using imagination to You know imagine what someone might have said or something might have looked or felt like you know it really has to come from from interviews or from research and so really doing the work Is is critically important. Those would be my two biggest pieces of advice. Thank you for that When you then take the time to read maybe not for research but for yourself. What are your favorite Gina's or authors okay Well maybe not too surprising. Its narrative fiction As my favorite genre. It's pretty much exclusively exclusively. What I read right now. I'm reading a great book. Scott Elsworth called the world's beneath their feet About sort of the worldwide race to be the first to scale the Himalayas It's exactly the type of narrative nonfiction that I love that You know you can just feel what it was like to be these Mountaineers out there in the snow Climbing these mountains and Their Level Research Scott has done is incredible. He also wrote a book that I read as Research for Games of deception. He wrote a book called the secret game which was a about a basketball game. Played behind closed. Doors in front of no fans Between Duke and historically Black College in North Carolina Pre world around World War Two year during segregation in the United States. It was a fascinating book. I love books by Scott My father David Maraniss has written twelve or thirteen books. They're all historic nonfiction narrative nonfiction. Also he's been a huge influence in my life I've always loved Bill Bryson Eric Larsen And then I mentioned Rueda. Who's become my mentor here in Nashville. She's a favorite fiction author of mine with historical fiction. Thanks and how about your kid? Does you said they're six nine. What are they reading? Especially now that they're At home yeah well I have a nine year old daughter and a six year. Old Son is mentioned. Every night I wife has been reading. Harry Potter to them. I think they're onto the fourth book right now. They've got the illustrated versions of the Harry Potter books. So they love doing that together. they love a series called the ballpark mysteries. Which are Mysteries for kids. That take place in Major League Baseball Stadiums And so as a sports fan. I'm loving those books to My daughter has discovered beverly cleary. So she's reading some books from that my wife and I remember from from childhood. Look my son was reading A Little Star Wars Book just this afternoon so we definitely well. We're all home together devote An hour more during the afternoon too often around and reading and then they read At bedtime every night as well wonderful I love that So I know you have a website if you can give us the website and tell people where they can find you a to interact with you on social media or if you have contact information on your website. Sure so my website Is Just my name. Andrew MARANISS DOT COM in Maryland is M. A. R. A. and I S S. So you can find me. There's contact form there if you'd like to Reach out also. I'm on twitter. All the time My twitter handle is true. Blue Twenty four Without the ease. So it's T. R. U. B. L. U. Twenty Four. Is My twitter handle? I'm on Instagram First initial and last name so America's on instagram and would encourage anyone to Get in touch with me. Anyone of those ways. I love interacting with readers. I'd love to hear what people have to say About the books all right. Thank you for that. So we've talked about a lot. I don't remember if we had any fabulous conversation last. We didn't cover this time. But is there anything you can think of that? We talk about that. You wanted to cover. No this has been a great interview. I really appreciate it. That's the only thing I wanted to say I Is that As an author and I think I can speak for other authors saying. Thank you for doing what you do to allow authors to Share stories about their books. Talk about their books The opportunities to do that or not what they used to be. You know there really aren't book review sections in newspapers the way they ranked me And so Podcasts are are wonderful opportunity to that I think Now with people You know staying at home for the safety of of all of our of everyone. You know that it's it's a good time to be reading and I've seen that looking at social media that people are some people are rediscovering. The joy of reading other people are looking forward to this opportunity to read And so Your podcast is especially relevant right now but it always is and So thank you for for doing it. Well thank you for saying that. I really appreciate it. And Yeah people are definitely having to find different ways to entertain themselves now Read people. It's it's good for you. I know that I saw that Amazon is Limiting non essential Sales in my first advice people as always to buy a book at an independent local bookstore. But if people can't get out of the House to do that. I think they may have been turning to Amazon. I don't know if you can even order a book Amazon at least in the short term So I I will say in in my case most other authors cases that maybe An E book would be an option. There's an audio version of games of deception now. Also and so those are alternative If it's difficult to find Hard copy of the book at the present right. Yeah Oh good. There's an audiobook. I love audiobooks. That's awesome. Yeah and you know if you if you you can get one of those subscriptions for places like audio audible where you pay a flat fee and then you can use it like a library so you can check out audio books and then return them and yeah so cool. Yeah and then. There are a number of independent bookstores that are allowing people to Order from the store area offering You know free shipping at this time. It's important period Support local bookstores. Right now where they don't have customers coming into the store so I would really encourage people to support their favorite local bookstore by ordering online right now. If they can. Yeah absolutely well. Thank you so much for taking the time. A second time to talk to me about your books. I really appreciate it my pleasure Sarah. Thank you again to Andrew for not Only doing one interview but doing to so. We'll just go that first. One dress rehearsal and move on from there. Thank you again to Andrew. 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Dan Klores, "Basketball: A Love Story"

The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

18:22 min | 2 years ago

Dan Klores, "Basketball: A Love Story"

"This is the sporting life on ESPN radio and the ESPN app, here's Jeremy shop. And if you've been watching ESPN recently it's been difficult to avoid the terrific documentary series twenty hours worth of tok memory on the air. Dan, clearer is basketball a love story. It's a history of the game and appreciation of the game told essentially in sixty two different short stories vignettes by one hundred sixty five figures from the game. Dan, Clorox has worked in the space before he's a Peabody award winning documentary filmmaker, and it is a pleasure, Dan to welcome you to the sporting life. Thank you for being with us. Thank you so much for having me, Jeremy emigrated Meyer of you grow wire, it it's a no one is going to respect your judgement anymore for that. But so, you know, how do you even go about how do you even said about telling a story with a canvas as as vast as basketball's, well, you know, the first decision I made because I've been wanting to do this for quite a while is not to tell the history of the game because you need. I don't know eighty hours one hundred hours. I didn't want to present myself as as a historian. I wanted to take a historical view of the game and tell it in a short story format so I- outlined those stories that interested me that I thought would interest in audience and once I did that. And it's remarkably similar this is four and a half years ago. It takes me two years to do a ninety minute film. We we did this twenty hours four and a half years, which is and I don't even. Use a computer everything as long yellow legal pad. You know? And and I I I wind stories though, short stories then came up with the list of who I wanted to speak to to flush those stories out. And then of course, Jeremy you see what can work and watch knocking to work. What you learn what you could add I had creative freedom completely. So I was able to really play and go outside straight historical story net. Telling issues of the mind issues of joy versus relief. When a coach finally wins different takes on stuff, like Kentucky, Texas, west in intricate scenes on signature moves Chris Paul describing the steel and I've rescind the crossover and Earl the spin and Bradley. Moving without the ball and LeBron going rim to rim and Durant playing the double team. So that those things evolve as we move forward, and I had a great team. I mean, you're not going to succeed without that as you well know speak with Dan chlorof- about his new documentary series, which you can see on ESPN basketball. Love story. Sixty two stories of varying length and tone told by scores of the most significant people in the annals of the game of basketball going all the way back to its origin story with Dr James Naismith and the peach basket at Springfield college, western Massachusetts, where the interesting things to me Dando. To a certain extent, unlike football and unlike basketball, I'm sorry baseball. The story of basketball as it as it sits inside the fabric of American society has not really been told. It's it's not. You know, we we've tilled a lot of that field with baseball and football. Did you see this? With basketball's kind of virgin territory. I don't know about virgin territory. But I, but I, you know, I I'm ABD in American history. And you know, that means everything, but dissertation and. So the historical view of the game is critically important to me and to telling that, I didn't want to open up which aims Naismith. Then I lose the entire audience not James Naismith. Well, I'm not saying I love him. I wanna open them up with them and the third scene in a film is PJ getting choked by by by spree. Well, and then I cut the Naismith, but the the historical view of the game the story of migration, the story of southern migration story of immigration, the story of the demographic of the immigrant coming to the east coast and traveling to the midwest and the south of very very important to understand because you know, I'm in New Yorker. And of course, we feel where the bash, but it's not necessarily true, no, racial. Right coaches and teaches evolved and they're situated in different parts of the country and the game meant different things to to young African Americans and meant different things to people in the mid west and different things to people in urban areas into urban groups, it's not an accident that the Jews and the Irish in the northeastern adopted the game because talion remotely playing baseball. So the these things mattered as did and does continued history. I show the effects of the Cold War on the game and the United States Russian and Olympic competition. I show the effects of the war in Vietnam and the civil rights movement on the game not merely on the Olympic movement and sixty eight but but actually what it's going to mean today fifty years later will there be another black boycott in fifty years. Since nineteen sixty eight history and basketball critically connected. The women's game. I went in Jeremy knowing I'm not boxing women into seven minutes story. You know, they're going to be integrated throughout the entire pieces. Nineteen women and my point was correct. The first time we put a camera on a woman. And then you hear the voice of the outsider the excluded American fats. What women were right and the just as ethnic groups were. And that's why I think the sport is so appealing to so many that in the nakedness of it. No helmets. No shoulder pads. No caps. Sunglasses. You see and feel the player, and you believe that they actually see and feel you speak with Dan Clarice, the Peabody award winning documentary filmmaker his new documentary series, which could see on ESPN. Twenty hours long basketball, a love story. And when you think about and there's so much fun in in here as well. And there's so many great characters and so many great stories, but when you're looking at basketball from thirty thousand feet in discussing its significance in in American society, and beyond if we take the national pastime as this linked to our baseball that is to our pastoral agrarian roots and football represent something about American masculinity. And all that that implies. What is what is what is basketball about? What is its hold on us about? I think it's what we discussed. I think it's about freedom. I think it's about escape. I think it's about obsession. And but freedom and escape it starts in the urban area the closed urban area. I could play on my own. That's freedom. That's a scape. That's fantasy. I think that's what it is. And then it's a the close team the smaller team not eleven not not knowing five. It breeds friendship. So it's more grass roots? If you will even than baseball even baseball so the and the socialization of the game. Game. Remember, the game was open to more and more groups than baseball and football were and even though blacks were excluded for so long and quota systems were set up. There was always progress. Always step forward always a movement forward. So that's the American spirit. That's the American spirit. We can do it. We can do it. Now, you're sixty eight years old. And I'm I'm forty nine very mine in me. All right. This is you know, we're about honesty, Hugh, I'm forty nine so baby. So the last time the Knicks won a title. I was three years old. And the first time they wanna title. I was a few months old and for guys like you who are just, you know, a generation or so ahead of me grown up in New York. I've noticed over the years all these guys that I've worked with and grown up around. My father's buddies people in the business. There's something about those Knicks teams that has a hold on them that has lasted their whole lives. Even as the Knicks of obviously never again risen to those kinds of heights. And there's something about that team the red Holzman team in two Bush shirt and Frazier and read and Bradley and Barnett that that you know, that is the root of their obsession with the game. How does that apply to you? If at all while it does. And I try to. Note this pay a lot of attention in film, Jeremy to championship teams. And and and mostly to championship teams that don't get their recognition Kansas in college Florida in college right Detroit in the pros, not the Isaiah team both coached both those teams coached by guys from Long Island, by the way. It comes back to New York. Dallas in the pros. Right Seattle in Washington. So there's something about that championship team and the connection to the community. That really matters. And and the identity the the pride of knowing we played the game the right way. There's only one champing, right? And the Knicks. They play the game the right way. And that was an days, and I go to the games. Now. I got an old guy with three teenage sons and they play. So it's fun for me to go to the game. 'cause I hang out my son's, but it's obviously not the same. And it's not the same from the stands either. You know? I mean, you you know, it's so much about entertainment now, then it was about the game. And and it didn't even matter. We have fifty gambling scene in the film and a sixties gambling scene. And Billy Cunningham says in the sixties, you couldn't even see the scoreboard. There was so much smoke in the Gaudin users. The score was a rumor, but New York as high school. That's right. New York could play the right way. And that phrase, you know, hit the open, man. And that was I mean, those teams and Earl Rosa producer on this film. Those Nick teams with beautiful and they were just beautiful to watch. There was a hominy. Another part of the film is basketball and ought form. The, you know, someone describes Almaguer as she looked as the game a game as a Broadway show, and George causes. And I looked at it as a back room brawl, you know, but that's the beauty of the game in the Knicks plate of beautiful way. You know, there's a scene out the obvious thing. Not there's Willis Reed walking onto the court. You know, it's Earl Monroe fall Frazier. What he meant to the game as a fashion and style icon relationship between the game and that but other Atlit with berko. That's right, but Bradley talks about I love this pot. The secret language of basketball as I have him describe moving with. Out the ball moving without the ball. And he says about him and Jerry Lucas, I love this. He says I would have this language Lucas, and I would say to him IGA Google goo, and he would say to me baba. And by the defend the looked at Lucas, I cut behind and got back to. The Princeton way. Thank you Dan, clueless about his new film basketball love story. And before we let you go in and it's just a a massive achievement. And you've got so many great voices in here. But obviously, not everyone is still with us. And we've lost among many others, the chamberlains and the whole spins, and and the our backs less you use who who would have been the guy you would've wanted who is not available that available because then only go with us because they wouldn't. Well, you know, you you mentioned them. I mean wilt would have been magnificent. And of course, our back. I mean, obviously, there's a ton on them and Holzman. Also, I mean, I was fortunate. Chac Ramsey was my first interview, I knew he was ill. And then I went to dial Shays, and is is a bunch that are that have laughed. Us. And, but you know, I have some footage of will that I just love. Jeremy I do a scene at the end actually at the end of the Kobe Bryant shack, Phil Jackson relationship. So it's a rock them sock them. There's no whole BAAs in this one in this scene. I mean, these guys those two did not like each other. And they're on cameras saying, but then I cut a Kobe's retirement ceremony and from onto this great song. And and from that, I cut to the retirement ceremonies of many, others Cousy Havlicek. Bokli Dr J Earl Willis Kareem, Michael, Jordan and wilt, and it shows me the person walking Wilt Chamberlain out onto the court holding his hand is his mother. I just love that footage. The only the only woman who captured his heart permanently. Yeah. I guess he says twenty thousand that seems like a lot. Well, you know, the store, you know, my dad's story about that, Dan. So he's they're taking a picture it some basketball event might have been ios right before. I guess we'll died unexpectedly, of course. And my father had this picture. He's seeing thing. It's Cousy Mike in wilt in my dad and my dad who you knew as a quick says, hey, guys, you know, among the four of us we've had twenty thousand and ten women. My father loved telling this story and wilt through my dad and says dick book is two years old. That's funny. But you know. Guys were great. I mean in in in the film, and you know, Riley talks about when we'll got to LA Riley and west and eligible can no longer really be eligible Bela. So they sat him down, and he quit. You know? I it didn't it didn't just told them. You can't play star Jimmy McMillan, and the and we'll said, so gee, Bill, Sean was the coach and Sharman says, you know, we stopped practice a AM every day and and talking about this. And we'll said wait a second. I don't go to sleep till six. This is the film. Right. So you're going to get me. If a pro you guys inside your practice ten or for the games at seven 'cause I ain't doing both. This is how will Chamberlain comes to the Lakers, man. So the first practice they're all there waiting to see because Sharman is an ex marine. He'd fight anyone anywhere right is Wilkin show up and how Sean gonna deal with it. So we'll get out of the car. I got the footage. Right. He walks into where they're ready to practice in LA. He's in his folly ball t shirt, right and sandals and sand all over his hair and feet, but he comes to practice at ten. It's so great great stuff. Dan, a tremendous achievement for five years of work condensed distilled into twenty hours of documentary film, making the new film from Dan Clarice is basketball. A love story. You can see it on ESPN of on television on the app. Dan. Thank you for joining us. It's been great chatting, Jeremy, my pleasure. My pleasure me, I'm Jeremy shop, and you can listen to new additions of the sporting life every Saturday and Sunday morning on ESPN radio and ESPN app beginning at six AM eastern time.

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Andrew Maraniss, Author

The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

14:20 min | 1 year ago

Andrew Maraniss, Author

"This is the sporting life on. ESPN radio and the ESPN APP. Here's Jeremy SCHAAP. Everybody knows rose about the original Dream Team the nineteen ninety-two American Olympic basketball team. That took the world by storm. It was the first time the pros had been allowed to compete compete. Lotta people remember the nineteen eighty-four team which was led by Michael Jordan in coach by Bob Knight. A Lotta people remember what happened in nineteen seventy two when the US. Swiss robbed in the final seconds. Losing the gold medal to the Soviet Union but less people fewer people I should say are familiar with the story story of the first Olympic basketball tournament in the first team to win the gold at the Olympics. That story is told in a new book by Andrew Meredith's Games of of deception the true story of the first limbic basketball team at the nineteen thirty six Olympics. In Hitler's Germany. It's a pleasure to have Andrew Join US Andrew. Thanks for being back with us. Thanks for having me back on Jeremy. This book which is a great achievement about a story as I said that nobody's really given this kind of treatment to before four? What why did you want to? I mean your basketball guy. Why what brought you to this story? Yeah I am a basketball guy and actually it was a basketball related. The trip that sort of exposed me to the story. I was at the University of Kansas to speak out my last book which was a biography of Perry Wallace. Who was the first African American Basketball Football player in the SEC? I had never been to Allen fieldhouse before and so all I was in Lawrence Kansas. I made a detour over there. And I don't know if you've I've been there but attached to the field house they have A building called the debris center that has the original rules of basketball under glass. Like you might see the constitution under the glass in DC right. So I saw Naismith original rules of basketball because he had later become the athletic director and the first basketball coach at Kansas. Right next to. It was a picture of Naismith with Japanese player from the Nineteen Thirties. And the man giving me a tour mentioned. Did you know that the inventor of basketball got to see his invention make its Olympic debut at the Olympics and I had never heard that before and I said well which Olympics was that and when he said it was the thirty six Olympics in Berlin or Lynn I thought that was too good of a story not to be told you know the invention or the international debut of this such an incredible sport board such a controversial Olympics In what I'm trying to do with my books now is to write sports and social justice related stories for Middle School and high school kids and adults and I thought that that combination certainly existed within this story. It's a story of that first. Basketball Tournaments First Time Basketball was played at the Olympics hadn't been played in nineteen thirty two in Los Angeles even though the Games were taking place in the US. The birthplace bast fault but the Germans Carl deemed put them on the program. How did that happen? Well it was Fog Allen As coach at Kansas who really was was the person that envisioned what we consider the modern game of basketball naismith had invented it primarily as just a form of exercise and recreation that was his real interest in the sport sport but Fog Allen is responsible essentially for the formation of the NC Double A. Tournament and was also Looking for ways to grow this game internationally and so he was pitching International Olympic basketball officials for years and he he thought he would be successful in thirty two in. La As you mentioned because was taking place here and the birthplace of basketball but he had once coached. German exchange student named Fritz Zoecke at a basketball clinic nick at Springfield College in Massachusetts and Swick returned to Germany where he became an official with the Hitler. Youth and Alan Alan was lobbying Suzuki and Carl deem and also some Japanese officials on having basketball included in the thirty six Olympics in Germany And so it's a bit of an uncomfortable truth to think about the fact that it was the Nazis who brought us this game at the Olympic level but Alan had been working on it for years and he was finally successful in convincing the Germans and I I think a big reason for that and you know also they played a baseball exhibition game not a medal sport but an exhibition game name at the Olympic Stadium and I think the Germans were conscious of boycott effort that was pretty considerable in the United States at that time and really really wanted More than anything for the US to participate. And I think they threw a couple bones are way by including that baseball exhibition by including basketball in the Olympic hundred. Ten thousand thousand people seeing that baseball game the biggest crowd is you write. That had ever seen a baseball game up to that point in time. And you know I wrote a book about Jesse Owens in thirty six Olympics. I saw those pictures of the thirty six Olympic basketball tournament thing. That of course is most striking anybody who sees those pictures for the first time is it. They're playing outdoors on clay tennis courts. Essentially How did that did that affect the caliber of play? Well it affected tremendously. Of course the Germans had promised that it would be a a brilliant tournament under the open air and it turned out to rain Monsoon monsoon rains the start of the day before the gold medal and the bronze medal games. And so those games were complete farces It became a big soupy mess in these clay. Okay tennis courts players couldn't dribble the basketball or just get stuck in plop in the mud Reading the articles from New York Times and other papers you know it was an embarrassment. ASMANT for the sport even the way it was played at at that time people slipping and sliding all over the place USB Candidate Nineteen to eight to win the first. I Olympic gold medal under those circumstances. It was a joke of a of a final and of course the teams were constituted the. US team I should say there was no such there was college basketball at the time and but it wasn't anything like what we now know it wasn't as big a deal and the teams teams from which the US. The American Olympic Committee drew in the basketball Organizing body drew. Were actually these kind of industrial company. Teams how did that happen. How did that team get picked? That's right so there was a tournament that culminated with sort of Elite eight at Madison Square Garden and it was open to the top amateur teams in the country which at that time were teams from. YMCA's College teams most of whom decided not to play in the tournament and also You teams and they. You is far different than what we think of now. You know. It wasn't elite high school athletes. It was already graduated from college. Who are playing for companies who sponsored teams as a way to market themselves So one interesting aspect of that is long. Island University boycotted the qualifying tournament. They had a number of Jewish players on their team. Not all Jewish players. Clear be was their coach. They took a vote in coach. said if any anyone player on our team wants to protest The fact that these Games will be played in Nazi Germany. Then we won't go in seven guys rose their hand to to boycott and that was significant because they were the best college team in the country at that time And so what what was decided. Is that the two teams teams. That advanced to the finals of this qualifying tournament. At Madison Square Garden would become would it be joined together to become the. US Olympic team and those final two teams were global oil l.. which was an oil refinery in a small town of McPherson? Kansas and universal pictures From Hollywood and the guy that put the team together a universal was named Jack Pierce. Who is the head makeup artist at the studio? And he had created the iconic. Looks for characters like Frankenstein and the hunchback hunchback of Notre Dame but he was a big basketball fan and he would dress up players In those costumes of the famous horror movies. He's just sort of promote those movies Meanwhile the team from McPherson was considered sort of outcasts within the game at that time they were playing a different brand of basketball more like we would recognize today with fast breaks in full court pressure and they had a player named Joe Forton Berry who when he dunked the ball at Madison Aston Square Garden was considered the first player ever to dunk Reporter from the New York Times described the way he did. This unusual shot is if a diner customer customer was was dunking. donuts in some coffee. And that's how that terminology came to be speaking with Andrew Marriner despite his new Book Games of deception the true story of the first. US Olympic Pick basketball team the nineteen three six Olympics in Hitler's Germany and Andrew. You know when you write about the Games of the Eleventh Olympiad of course so much which is about the backdrop and you mentioned the boycott efforts in the US boycott effort narrowly defeated By Avery Brundage ran the American Olympic Committee. At the time I'm Jeremiah t mahoney who ran the amateur athletic union his his bitter foe that That effort was narrowly defeated In in the days leading up to the Games months leading up to both the winter and the Summer Games in Germany Germany. Will you write about this subject. You have to come back of course to what was going on a journey at the time of you. You do that in the book you write a lot about how the situation had changed the three years since Adolf Hitler had come to power. And you also have to grapple with the question whether or not participation was the right thing or the wrong thing Jesse Owens would emerge as these star Games. The African American contingent was enormously successful but ultimately writing this book in researching. This book is thoroughly as you did. What conclusion did you draw out whether or not the US should have been there? I think that's sort of the fundamental question that I've been anticipating -ticipant eating would be asked whenever I go talk about this and I think it's interesting. I mean I know in your book you write that. If if not for the Anti Semitism of Avery Brundage we wouldn't have had this magical moment. With Jesse Owens. At those Olympics we probably would have boycotted right And yet I think you also the point out in your book. It's not as if Jesse Owens by proving the the myth of areas supremacy really. What did that change you know? We still had six million Jews murdered. We still had World War Two. We still had Jesse Owens return to United States where he wasn't treated as an equal person so I think my answer will be that we should not have participated in those Olympics It's easy to say in hindsight but there there was a considerable segment of the US public that even in nineteen thirty. Three thirty four thirty five leading up to the Olympics was opposed to this idea. How can you have an international national event built around these concepts of sportsmanship and fair? Play taking place in this fascist state of Nazi Germany The more that I learned about Brundage's own anti-semitism the the the trip that he supposed- fact-finding trip that he took to Berlin and to see if you know. Would this be an appropriate place to play where he's accompanied by Nazi hosts the entire time. These palling around with these guys and the level of propaganda. Baganda that he was encouraging in the United States writing letters to German Olympic officials into actual Nazis asking them to help him with PR campaign in in the US to influence public opinion. Well meanwhile he's calling opponents of the Nazi regime un-american The more that I really realize is what a propaganda effort. This was the clear if became to me that We shouldn't have been there and I don't know that it really would have It's impossible to say what that affect I would've had on on Hillary but I think it would have indicated more of an awareness internationally Of what was happening there at the time I mean maybe put a little bit more of a focus on the exit. We're already taking place in Nazi Germany and who knows how that might have changed things but No no I don't think we should have gone what are you. What was your final answer on that the same as yours for what it's worth The same conclusion that Other were these transcendent performances served in the world. Would Know Jesse Owens's Today of course if we had not participated because there would be no games and forty or forty four and And he would have into old by forty eight That that wasn't good enough. And the Games deeded chief for the Germans What they hoped they would achieve? which is this this huge public relations platform which At the time most people accepted as an indication of the less than malevolent intentions of the Third Reich and we shouldn't have been taking part. Yeah and that's the reason why the book is called Games of deception. Really sort of getting that fact that the whole the whole scene there was essentially a facade in a movie set to try to fool the world and they were like you said largely successful in doing this. Well it's a great book as you said intended ended Not only for young adults but for adults as well. It's games of deception. The true story of the first. US Olympic basketball team at the nineteen thirty six Olympics picks. In Hitler's Germany it is a primer as well on the first forty five years of the game of basketball since its creation nation by James naismith eighteen ninety one at Springfield College. Another tremendous book from Andrew. Maher Maraniss Andrew. Thank you so much for joining us. I really

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Courtesy of New England's defense that just showed up and put about fourteen points on the board and just completely neutralize. I think it was one of those situations with wing off. It's only ended up scoring six points last night. That's something that we'll get into as the show progresses in terms of what we should expect from New England moving forward for the rest of the year. But I had the NBA on my mind to be quite honest with you because one of situations where it comes down to this, right? I'm going back and forth between watching I don't laugh. I was actually watching my New York Knicks the Knicks. They're my team native New York. I'm gonna watch them. And I them beat up on the Brooklyn nets of vending loss early in the season about a little more than a week ago. They blown out of Madison Square Garden last night ending about four or five game losing streak. So I was happy about that. And now there's in a situation where they've got two wins and seven games on the season. We'll see what they do moving forward particularly interested in seeing what happens when Kevin Knox comes back. Tim Hardaway's averaging about twenty four points a game albeit on forty percent shooting can't wait for porzingas to come back. Because really for me. I'm not going to belabor the negatively on the next one. I'm gonna tell you this. This season comes down to two components. It comes down to Kevin Knox showing you. He's got tremendous problem and a a proper process progress, by the way, he's tremend-. Prospect and has tremendous promise, and that's very very important to the New York Knicks future. The other thing that's very important is the return of Chris was Aengus. He needs to come back sooner than later, by sooner. I mean, probably around late February early March and really really be there for the New York Knicks the last six weeks of the season showing that he has returned that. Indeed. He is that dude that can that that will be here for the long term ready to spearhead they're moving into the future. Because the combination of the two is alternately what's going to lead the Knicks to acquiring one of those big time free agents. Whether it's Kevin Durant. Whether it's kyri Irvin. A Jimmy Butler somebody else the New York Knicks have got to get one mega superstar to come to the guarded. And outside of that. They have to get a secondary star doesn't have to be a superstar. But it needs to be a star. That's what they need to do. Right. And that's what segues be. To my next subject. I watched Klay Thompson play last night. This man for the Golden State Warriors the third scoring option on the Golden State Warriors, by the way. Hit an NBA record fourteen three pointers in a game. Finished with fifty two points in three quarters. By playing a grand total of twenty seven minutes. And touching the ball. Grand total of ninety six seconds. I'm a repeat that laser Jim. Ninety six seconds is not two minutes. Do y'all understand the magnitude of what I said. Klay thompson. Sharp it shorter. The Golden State Warriors former three point shooting cont champion who by the way, beat Steph curry in the three point shooting contest that Klay Thompson. Dropped fifty two points and twenty seven minutes having touched the ball for all but ninety six seconds. I don't really really think y'all comprehend. How great that is. I'm going to say again for those who are hard headed. Don't wanna listen, either don't know basketball wanna act like they basketball just to get on my damn nerves by being a contrarian. Oh, whatever the case may be let me be clear. Klay thompson. As one of the top five shooters in the history of basketball. Ladies and gentlemen, that meet says James Naismith invented the game. Klay thompson. There's one of the five greatest shooters. This entire war old has ever seen. He's that great of a shooter. He's that great. Now staying there are people out there who were looking at from this angle. And by the way, I'm not gonna poo poo that. I'm not going to dismiss that. Because I understand those valid points. That point is they were planning to call go bulls. Let me tell us up there. They comes moment in time in life as you're witnessing watching professional sports on fall before your very odd. There are certain moments, ladies and gentlemen. That you look at people, and they should be fired on the spot. I'm talking about an listen. I'm not talking about tomorrow. I'm not just talking about it that moment, I'm engaging in our purply some degree here. Because obviously, I'm not sitting there saying that what the team there. Fred Hoiberg has that he needs to be summarily dismissed it needs to be automatically fired or something along those. That's what I'm saying. Here. What I'm saying to you is that in that moment. Fred Hoiberg, the head coach for the cargo bulls should've been scored out of the arena by security this ACOG. Oh bulls defense was that horrid that abominable that embarrassing that pathetic that more on that ridiculous. That disgusting that made you wonder whether or not they would be in coached. F? I have that happen at the United Center. Why am I saying this gentleman? It's not because Klay Thompson dropped fourteen three points for the game laser gentlemen's because Congo's gave up ninety two points in the first half ninety two points in the first half. That's just disgraceful. Do you know that Chicago in the first half was down ninety two fifty? How to hell? Do you drop by forty points in the first half? Do you have any idea? How negligent in your obligation and duty that you have to be to not show up to be down by forty in the first half, you just show up. You took the night off you embarrassed yourselves. You disgraced yourself it. Just made. You wonder why guys we're getting paid? Laser gentlemen, I could lose by forty in the first half. How difficult epi? I could lose. My I get on the court and lose by forty in the first half. Why can't I get paid? I'm not getting Zach LeVine. I like him. He's a skilled player that shows up for the cargo bulls, even drop Twenty-one he couldn't help it. But understand do you have any idea. How excruciatingly embarrassing you have to be to be down by forty in the first half. I mean, what the hell were you doing while the Golden State Warriors shooting all over the damn place where you stairs into concessions ordering hotdogs and sorta pop I mean, what the hell was that? What a disgrace. What a disgrace. I don't give a damn how good Golden State is. Pill. I can sit up there and grab retired dude. Like, Paul and Chauncey Billups, and Jalen rose and throw it produce here at ESPN and beat out by less than forty in the first half. You gotta be kidding me. Is something barest stuff that took place at the United said last night, the house that Michael Jordan Bill, and he's an owner for the for Charlotte audience, and he should have been a safe that statue was hanging up of arena. That would host such garbage last night. What a disgrace. What a disgrace. Just horrible. But I guess. Because I don't want to be to me. Actually interested in a nice today. I mean. Quite a good mood. Is just that when I see bad basketball. It's hard for me to contain. Good. Forty points in the first half. You didn't show up? Goes. They words playing a game horse. That's what they do when they were playing the game horse. That's what they were doing. What a basketball game at the United Center last night and those poor fans. Coming out and supporting this team the way that they do Paxon gar Forman. Gotta get it together. You want to go on you want somebody you could control you got it in Fred Hoiberg? But you're not getting any talent to shy town yet to hold on for delight Zach v 'cause you could go in the free agent market and get anybody to come to you. Is embarrassing. But again, I guess. Allow me to focus instead on Klay Thompson. Because if you're Klay Thompson laser gentlemen, isn't it Tom to say if you an LA, that's the guy you need. Now, the koala there's no joke and he's having an MVP caliber season does fall, and I get it. And if he's going to come to LA with LeBron. Hey, that's all the better understand, Kevin Durant. Although I don't think that'll happen. And I'd be ready to just abandon basketball if Kevin Durant joined LeBron James because I don't think it would be fair. The fact that that is when I look at a guy like Kevin Durant. I think he should be competing against LeBron James now playing alongside him. That's where I'm at with that. Klay. Thompson is not the play that Linnet is he is not the play at Kevin Durant is. But he's one of the greatest shooters we've ever seen in the history of basketball, including. Arguably the best catch and shoot sniper. This game has ever seen. And with that being the reality. Isn't that what the Lakers, the did you not watch the Lakers Luther the Minnesota? What was last night? Did you not see what happened? Lebron James eleven of twenty three shots. Hit three of his six three points had twenty nine points, ten rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, two steals. The broad James was big now when he lost the dribble at a crucial moment late in the fourth quarter. But that's beside the point, by the way Kuzina had a relatively pedestrian gain. Brandon Ingram still hatch twenty four points. Hit three of his five three point shot. Fifty percent for the field. Lonzo ball. You're in the starting lineup twenty four minutes four points. Why why what what you? So you like that? This to start. It's tough at the worst game started LeBron James career. Let me tell you. Why you all need to be concerned, including myself who picked the Lakers to get to the Western Conference finals are understand. It was an engagement and opera Billy. I stepped out on a limb. Dan, I jump off the boat. I still feel that way. I still feel. They got that kind of potential if they play the way that to supposed to play the fact that Amanda is lake has got to play better defense. Legs got to play better defense. Jimmy Butler was a star last night thirty two points on twelve twenty shooting. Six percent from three point range. He was spectacular. He absolutely was call. Anthony town, bald twenty five points, sixteen rebounds, reminding us what he breaks the table. And you did all of this without Andrew Wiggins. There grows their wealth. You off the bench even though we only four sixteen shots. Anthony tol hit four his shots. Todd's Gibson big time defensive play on coups who foolishly tried to launch a three over Todd's Gifton. We're Todd's gifted in his face. No. You ain't doing that. Todd gibson. He's two elite of defendant for you think that you could get away with that. Let's understand what's going on here. The Los Angeles Lakers. Don't play good enough defense. They don't now. So people are looking at it and saying, well, you know, what it's just LeBron get stuff together, whatever. And then we have that sound about from LeBron James and his patients because I need that. Because I need I need the folks to hear what LeBron James had to say. Because listen the Lakers are struggling defense doesn't look that. Great. Three point shooting. Although it was good last night. Fourteen to twenty nine for three point range shot better from threes and different tools. The reality is that they got two problems defense and point guard play because you gotta have a remedy shooting from your point guards, which they don't have it Rondo Alonzo. Even though Rondo didn't look bad last night. Six an hour from the field one or two or three point range. Thirteen points off the bench, thirty one minutes. Played more time than Lonzo. But I need a perimeter threat from the point guard spot. And guess what? With the way to lake a plan unable to get stops fourth quarter lead to get San Antonio fourth quarter lead. Against houston. Got a lead going up against Minnesota. Can't hold it. This is not good lead against Portland leader gets used to lead to get San Antonio. You lose overtime and give it one hundred and forty three points. Leader get San Antonio again. Scratching chlorine. Just a shot away. The fourth quarter gets Minnesota. Those are all five losses came down to the wire for the Los Angeles Lakers. Except the fight against Houston on opening night last Saturday. If you are. The Los Angeles Lakers. You gotta stop somebody. Otherwise, folks patients is going to wear thin and the brawn James case it may have already happened. Listen to this this whole year, the point points that patients run out, and what do you look like a leader when you're. You probably don't wanna be around my patients. I don't blame them. I don't blame the Brown. One bit. First of all when you're a winner. You should be pleasant to be around when you lose it. I'm just gonna call it like, it is you shouldn't be pleasant to be around when you're losing. Now. If you're a star, even though you go down as a team, if you're the one performing at iota won't putting in the work and your to one out there grunted and doing all that you can't to win. You shouldn't get the blame. But you do she a couple -bility, but you shouldn't get Blaine. Because you're you leader you to perform, and you don't want people gotta lean on in order the way. So you should be treated the same as everybody else. That's CoR belief. I'll never dive away from that. However. Even though he wouldn't be pleasant to be around. The also understand LeBron James is on the record saying that these individuals on this team hand picked by him. That's what he said. Rondo beasley. Stevenson mcghie. He did say that. And when you look at the talent that the Los Angeles Lakers have listen, the Los Angeles Lakers have not been awful. They're records two and five is not impressive. But they haven't been awful. You look at some of this talent it's stuff that could be worked with. I tell you where it's getting tricky. And who is getting tricky four. It's Luke Walton. I like Luke Walton I like him a lot. And I really hope that it's one of those situations. That ultimately. We'll get rectified. But I believe that Luke Walton go have to figure this out first of all Josh heart should be started on any other team. They're coming off the bench. They're big time. Offensive producers off the bench for you. That's going to help you immensely on a lake as they are stars. I don't like Brandon Ingram over coups by I think he could play I think he can score. I think he scores on meaningless threes early in the game. But when it really really counts Brandon Ingram drain and threes for you. He's not that kind of stroke. So in my opinion. In order to offset these doldrums some degree you need office. And I think Josh should be playing a lot more contagious. Call will pope I like him. He should not be starting head of Josh Hart at anytime. Now right now, I don't believe it. Not until contagious. His call. We'll poke case EP shows me he could hit jump shots. I need to see more of that. I know Josh Hawkins you, and I need to get this brother playing Tom and I need to. Expedite that maturation process when it comes to him. When I look at the Los Angeles Lakers as presently constructed. Luke Walton has got to do a better job coaching defense Scott to do a job. It's kind of a better job and Llandough Lonzo and Rondo have to get it together to the rim to shoot they have to because if you can't score from the perimeter you can't spread the floor and this four and five basketball from that point forward that ain't gonna work. Lebron knows Luke Walton knows more poorly. Magic Johnson noser. And who's to say that Magic Johnson is not gonna feel compelled to make a move. And the question is if he is as pertains to Luke Walton is GD bus going to stop magic. Now, I want to emphasize this. I'm not rooting for this. I don't want to happen to Luke Walton. I like him a lot, and I like his potential as a coach he's a young guy on the come up who's learning as he goes along. But I believe in Luke Walton, and I believe that hopefully could steer this ship around. But if I'm magic how much time how much of a leash do I give Luke Walton? It's a legitimate question. It can't be avoided it eight say ESPN, it's innovative two three seven seven six. Lots of stuff to get into continue talking about the NBA. We'll get into a little NFL action. The college football action LSU Alabama coming up this week. Okay. Lots of stuff to get into Jimmy Butler. Putting on the show is he worked those forth. First round picks that the Houston Rockets offered that something that's worthy of getting into plus stuff going on with the Cowboys. The giants and a few of the NFL teams that I can't avoid getting into. I just have to touch on it it eight say ESPN, it's todate seven to nine three seven seven six mortar, Stephen Smith show on ESPN radio, and he has been news in a minute. I think smoking always affected my daily life because I was a closet smoker. It really sort of controlled my entire day. My boss is the one that recommended jewel. So I decided to give it a try. You don't get any of the odor of smoking. There's no ash all over your car. I would say give it a try the flavor and satisfaction of smoking without the mess of cigarette. Asher lingering odor, which jewel, J dot com slash sports. If you don't smoke don't start warning. This product contains nicotine nicotine chemical. You'll seem to the Stephen Smith show podcast. It eight say ESPN inundates two three seven seven six peaking that rooch resident and analysts extraordinaire Ryan clock of who started LSU years ago before he was ultimately want to bony NFL visit Steelers that betrayed the Steelers organization about going to the Washington Redskins. Nevertheless, Ryan clock also played at LSU, and he presently lives in Ben Rouge, Louisiana. So I'm going to be real interested in talking to him and teasing him about how his LSU Tigers gonna give beat down this Saturday night bought Ella. Bama. Okay. So I just wanted to make sure that said that role Taibbi role. Todd it eight say ESPN it's today. Seven to nine three seven six breaking news. A trade has taken place. In the National Football League. A trade has indeed taken place, and John when you get an opportunity to come in here and get my phone calls up for me, please they very much ah trade has taken place and that trae involves the Marius Thomas wide receiver extraordinaire. Let me take that back wide receiver extrordinary is any longer. But the Denver Broncos traded to Maria's Thomas and a seventh round pick to the Houston Texas for fourth round pick per source Thomas first game for the Texans will be believe it or not this Sunday in Denver against his now ole team the Denver Broncos the bears times. Secondly, the receiver on a Denver Broncos. He's had about. What is it here? I mean, if you look at him he's had a little bit over four hundred yards receiving it's one of those situations where you look at the Maria's Thomas and hear what he used to be. But could it be because he hasn't had any quarterbacks. Could it be because case keenum is only complete about sixty two percent of his passes this year, isn't that do jet now. Shawn Watson at sixty four percent. He's already throw for twenty one hundred yards. Fifteen touchdowns seven the sepsis quarterback rating of ninety eight of sixty we get all of that for Shawn Watson. But. Will full goes down to ACL injury last week. And as a result the Texans were desperately in search of a number to receive it a play opposite. The Andrea Aachen's. I applaud the Texas for making this move. Because what they're saying is we're in first place in the AFC south. We can't count on the mar we gotta take advantage of these moments while they're visible to us. Shawn Watson de'andre Hopkins. Lamar Miller who's averaging over four and a half yards about four and a half yards. A carry Russian out of the backfield. You don't find all of this every day after losing their first three games to open the season. They won five straight. They be Indian overtime, Dallas and overtime back tobacco tea games. Then they'd be in buffalo, Jacksonville and Miami. Now, they're on the road at Denver, which is a very winnable game for the Houston, Texas. You've got that situation. Stare in front of you. You gotta go out there and get a receiver. So the fact that they went out and got the Mary Thomas have no problem with that. I believe in marriage Thomas, I believe in the manual Sanders. The fact is I don't believe in case keenum that much. I knew he was gonna take a dip down from what he wasn't Minnesota lashing not to say, he's scrubbing. He can't play because I know that's not the case. But case keenum is no ri- Fitzpatrick where he's an age old veteran. He gets off the bench and he plays lights out the way rival Patrick. That's not case keenum. That's not who he is. And so if you are to me, if you're the Denver Broncos the person who should feel the worst all of this manuals ends because clearly by Denver's willingness to unload, America's Thomas what this thing is. We're looking forward to next year because we ain't going anywhere this year the charges a better than us to Kansas City Chiefs better than than than us. And that's just what they're not division. You got the Houston Texas there and the head of the AFC south. You got the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Baltimore Ravens Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC north. You got the New England Patriots. All right in the AFC east. We ain't making no damn playoffs. That's basically what John Denver Broncos the same. So if I'm a manual Sanders. That's situa-. Situation. I'm looking at and it's a tough thing for me to deal with. But it is what it is it they'd say ESPN it's today. Seven to nine three seven of. Let's get to the phones. Let's go to Freddie, and Oakland. You live Stephen on ESPN radio and ESPN news, Freddie. Right talk to me was was going on. About the wars. Oh ESPN for safer way. Right. You said that quite possibly that. He might be the bay. I didn't say that. I did not say that. I said it's a possibility did not say it was strong. I said it's Trump ability that he was stay because the Golden State Warriors specifically told me there's no way in hell. They're losing him. They're not separating the splash brothers. They will do whatever it takes to keep him. That's what I said. But I said I'm hopeful that he would leave. And I also said that it's a possibility he would leave if they don't take care of them. Like, they say they are. Okay. So you look to the Y go stay, right? Okay. Okay. For one then we'll women that they building across the bay. Yeah. Sanford at San Francisco, not Oakland. But go ahead. Okay. Okay. To you know team as you say is true that I show. So you got a good I hear the bay. So you know, going to. Tom. Kevin Durant says a lot about his teammates. So does mongering came on green wouldn't sign a contract extension. There's more money available for him next summer. Obviously, they're not gonna pay up. He might not into. He might entertain leaving not this summer after you got a situation with Klay Thompson Klay Thompson the situation where he might elect to leave. If they don't show him the money. You got guys all the time talking about teammates talking about an environment, and how they love it in a certain place, but in the same breath, they'll then turn around and say, yo Wisma money. Everybody else is getting paid. Kevin durant? What did he say today? He said, I see all of these guys getting paid all of this money. I'm waiting for my pay day. Maybe said that. Okay. But you know, the war go take care, Kevin. They do that with wireless. You know, you sure I'm saying are you sure they're going to do that. Or you are by not all my on my day elect to go after Anthony Davis. Well, you know, I probably wait a minute. You just say well, so this. Hesitancy see what I'm saying? Feel your breath because shaky care at happy. Like, Kevin Kelly got that. I I agree with you. Hardly. But Anthony Davis won the top three players in the world. So let's keep that my appreciate the call for any. Thanks a lot. Let's go to John you lava Stephen they talk to John. Hey, even get after doing on. Joe you on. I take us earlier about the fact that Hoiberg really should not even have a job anymore. It was rip Patino in kyron do both available as wondering what you thought about one of them maybe taking those jobs fair to Burke is Jason Garrett. As far as I'm concerned say to see let me say this you here's the problem taxing and gar Forman. And I'm not saying they're wrong about this. But they clearly want somebody. That's on the same page is them. Okay. We understand. That's why typical is going. I don't give a damn what rip Patino says there's no way that you are accomplished as he is as a whole fame basketball, coach, and brilliant basketball mind, and you're going to walk into a situation and find yourself listening to subordinate, you may not respect or you believe you should be more empowered than he could say anything to get back into the mix. But I don't know if that's the case and Obama the way I don't think reputational would work on the NBA level. Because again, even though it's it's it's it's more uptempo pace than it's been a years past that grueling eighty two game schedule and away. Rick Patino likes to run bereft of the talent that he would need in order to win. He might run those guys into the ground. Give them a heart attack man, and they ain't gonna go for it. So I. I think it's a different day. And I don't think I think that combined with the young analytics dudes that are running so many teams not wanting to surrender that power. I think it's going to be one of those situations where very difficult for Rick Pitino to get that job as pertains. Tyron Lou, listen this man, one champion he wanted championship. Yes. He had LeBron James. But there's a lot to be said for not messing it up. And I'm a supporter of Tyron Lou. And I think he deserves another chance at a head coaching job in the NBA, assuming his health is right. But I would say this. I don't want it to be for team. That's is not as impressive as the Chicago Bulls. I don't want that. What do you think we'll be candidate affairs work has been creating waters since he's been here? It's hard to say, right. It really is. I don't have an answer for you. And I'm usually a solution oriented guy. I don't know because I look at them as not being that talented of team. I really really look at it that way, and the people that I was just people that they would have to you know, that could that could deal with the winning like, for example, let me throw this name out for you, man. Let's say somebody John like Larry Brown. Larry Brown can deal with the losing as long as you play hard. And you play the right way. You see what I'm saying because he doesn't mind tutoring. You and teaching you and allow you to grow Paxon, and forbidden and the city of Chicago might not go for something like that. So that's why wouldn't work you see my point. Let's all right, man. I gotta run. I appreciate the call it. They say ESPN it's edited seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening to the Stephen Smith show years been radio, by the way. That's a damn good question. John because I'll be damned if I know the answer, I don't know who the hell. Kabul, should get as a coast, and I'm not trying to sit up there and just dog. 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Scoreless In The Six

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Scoreless In The Six

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We're time than normal to get your questions and those comments in now for that mailbag only podcast but on our daily show here today. We've got some up down fun Tweeter the night but we start with what was action packed night in the NBA. A lot of entertaining games. A lot of entertaining storylines to break down here. So I'm just going to throw the match you guys and if you've got one you WANNA address we'll get into that as well. But the first one the little fake headline IRA it was the raptors hold dwell and beats scoreless and stick it to ESPN's power rankings. who had them earlier in the day? Not In the top top ten and raptors fans were very upset about that but the raptors get a quality win here one ninety six ended this game on tear and really and held dwelling Marcus all excellent raptors defense two zero points over eleven the MVP pick of some going in this game and could hit one at the line as well Very very weird to see an MVP caliber player. Put up the over the goose egg. He looked bad last night. Body language is terrible and the fact that they even engaged textile free throw to shoot and he couldn't but that to me was a clear sign that the coaching staff is like. See One go down. See if that he took bad lazy shots And he just he was clearly out of rhythm. I mean it's funny. We've talked a lot about his fitness this season. How he lost a lot of white maybe needs to be on it? No because he's skinny may be because he's a he's not able to sort of put that stamp physically on games that we've seen in the past where he can just bully guys at right now. Marcus oh great. Great Defender of course. But you mentioned there's a A cual finished on a tear the raptors. I wouldn't say that myself because it was such an ugly game. It was still a Philadelphia Game. I think right up until light because their defense held firm that the raptors couldn't really get flow going at any point they managed to grind out this win but I think Philadelphia would come away from in this game with a loss but their defense is still very very hard to breakdown K.. At any point nor played well hit a couple of threes and Fred and Pascal but at at no point I felt like the raptors got any sort of real rhythm going and again that I think is a big credit to Philadelphia's defense concern here not only for Embiid Ben Simmons it didn't take a shot in the fourth quarter from that heave at the end. which doesn't really can't at least he doesn't care about is three point eight percent? She chalked up at the end even though he had no at the time it was eight seconds left. He got the ball at the three point. Line he got bumped by Norman Powell so maybe thought it was a continuation. It was weird though they had had a three point shot by shot to tie this. He's not worried about his thousand percent per percentage coming into this game now. He's at fifty. Students does still pretty good pretty good. Good maybe that's why he took that was Raptors fans having a blast with that very Chris. Childs like time is left in the game. I mean you shot with six seconds. You're right he thought it looked like he either some weird continuation. That would have been straight because he was gone the other way but I think he just thought there's like two seconds left here and I have to go up there. There's a lot more time to get a better look. Simmons feeding from thirty zero scope three six and a half court. It's tough. We're making an excuse for him because seeing Guy Chuck it up like that just doesn't happen. That was that was that was a huge brain fart by their point guard. Let's be honest and that was brain bar. Oh and also the six gotTa stop down to bring it back the other way. See a great place to Stop Simmons from penetrating then is able to get back into flex an alley blob. I think it was Tobias Harris. It was dumb norm. Maybe fingers that to to help the outcome granted but that was really dumb also similar to another infamous raptors. Play in playoff history was. That was the Jose Calderon. Not throwing that. Who Pie enough to Chris? Bosh and then they got two thousand seven Richard Jefferson. I do believe we'll get to Richard. Jefferson Jefferson later in the show but there was some there some embiid brutal credit to Gonzala swarming raptors defense. Throwing a lot of guys at him. And then you write these brain farts parts at the end not a good look. Well and the Simmons play is kind of indicative is whole game if he's not taking shots. It's like Siachen was able to stop him at the three point line. Then just get back into the Lane A.. And kind of wait for it. It's like as soon as you're stopped at the line. You still have your dribble go into them. Put your shoulder and maybe you get some free throws maybe those. Don't go as perfectly as planned but the sixers just in general looked completely off. They just didn't look right. That's all their games are GONNA look. They're going to be ugly and some games they're gonNA have their stars play well. Last night was not one of them. But that's how talented they are. They can come down to the wire with a team. It was theirs to win because they have so much talent on this roster Josh. Richardson looking nice for them. Another good game in a row but Ben Simmons. He's supposed to be your point guard and you can't have seven turnovers. That's just the way it is. You can't get some beautiful passes. Some beautiful outlet passes but he just he just gets a little too greedy at times. I'll and let's talk about Joel. Embiid I think going forward this just may be the way he is physically. He may just be up. I've been down like he was in the postseason last year. Some good Games he impacts the game some bad games. He's still back the game as he did yesterday. Just being that gravity out there drawing double teams But he's just not right all the time. I don't think it's skinny. I don't think it's fat Joel. Embiid I just think it's it's just it could be him going forties parties of most talented big in this week. I think it's fair to say But there's a reason why you standing on three point line a lot and not banging down low when Yes they need spacing spacing and they need him to be out there but he's just physically just I don't know if he can do it. He looks gassed. And it's not just body. Language is just not impacting the game enough for such such a talented guy and it was cool to see. Excuse me Pascal. CEAC him on the other side who was guarded by Joel Embiid last year in the postseason. Joel embiid just sagged him like he was an actor. Save way back and Pascal See. I couldn't do anything and now Pascal can do everything in that spin and one which was which huge shot and shout out takht winer better spin than White House. Press Secretary of very nice line for Matt Winer and sacraments learned so much and it just looks so good and they do this without Kyle lowry so that you know. I think that you have to say that. And despite ESPN not having them in their power rankings and American economic caring about the raptors the raptors are still showing out every single game and show to John's human MBA DOT com. At least eight. That's true good good shot out there. What is it about Khazal on bead? That just works is just he has the size to match Geiger. The intelligence is everything. The Raptors is game plan. I mean because he he owns. Let's be completely honest here. Casale loans and beat Marcus always former defensive player and he knows how to movies fate he knows how to get his body in the way and bead. It can sort of just bully out the way you know. MOCCASINS got those great big hairy arms and hands and they just yeah. But that's all I can say that but he's just a big smart guy who knows that you know like like if smart Harry wants to shoot threes I think s all and the raptors say you know what shoot him you know. He shoots a couple but he's not a great three point shooter and then when you get inside again embiid just not that agile against the God like that where he can just sort of from the WII get easy baskets so that's why the raptors traded for him last year. He was his the perfect whole oil for Joel embiid and this was a great tweet from writer Kelsey lately Markelle souls like a bear who only comes out of his cave to beat this out of Joel and did it again again and some credit has to go to nick nurse because Nick nurse is is is given this reputation as a motivational guy and he just took a team that was good and quite understood. Welcome to the championship and he plays the guitar. That's generally generally what people say about Nick Nurse. But he's taken stars Outta Games over and over and over and over again you did it to Damian Lillard talk to trae young guys and Terrence Davis. He's he said after the game we double them whether that's what we did and And that helped and obviously soul in combination with that they just they just show a lot of looks to Joel embiid and wherever he's got the ball let's show him somebody's. The seventy sixers haven't won a regular season game north of the border since twenty twelve. I know that is. That's what Brett brands. Never one in Toronto. That's fascinating that's great regular season that's weird. I'm glad you brought up a nick nurse. Oh I think he. If we didn't didn't give out this award when we were doing our one month in coach of the year he would have my vote. I'm not sure about you guys. I think you'd have a lot of people's vote with the raptors the way they're playing right now. Maybe surprising rising speaking with some of the injuries. Still have a great record. Top Ten offensively and defensively. He's gotten creative as you said tasks and slowing these stars. All I think about watching now now with coach nurse as coaching the wraps is I would've loved to seen him. Get One crack at trying to stop Lebron James Playoff series. I WanNa just yeah just liked to have seen it. I'm not saying they would have been able to do it. Socially obviously with the personnel being different. And no quite but I'd like to see what he would have come up with because it would have been different for sure. Then what Dwane Casey you throw at them so yeah. Lebron wouldn't have got a head start from the other end of the court. Shoot a fadeaway. If it was Nick Nurse Coaching a Double Team Fortress Right right names box and one three and two. They're they're showing everything and a little love to guy that's Ballin out to US lease word for the Raptors Rhonda. Hollis Jefferson another really really good game for the rap sixteen and ten big buckets timely buckets in this. He's playing alien well. He's been like you know they. They took some flyers sort of in the off season. The Raptors did in getting like a Hollis Jefferson and Stanley Johnson. And it's like maybe with the hope. Hope that one of these guys would sorta hit. And he's he's the one that sticking right now he is contributing and it's just a terror on the boards hustle. Play a little show in Marian out there you know just getting his hands in place giving them second chances or putting it back up scoring. He's on a one year. Two point five million dollar deal too crazy because he was not that bad. Yeah Yeah and and I bet. Obviously it wasn't much of a market for him but he certainly the way he's going right now. It was going to get a decent amount next season and get a good contract out of this. What did you guys think of? Rafters fans is dropping. The Joel embiid airplane celebration in this particular Andrey with the appearance last night. Yeah Great Great. I mean you gotta get into it. Because he's as a trash talker himself and he loves to get you know the funny thing was last night. I thought you know what's a close game. Joe Is going to hit one show. It's going to be the three airplane it didn't happen but you just gotta be camping with that but He said he's done talking trash. But you know that moment calls for. He's absolutely going to do it again. He gave a lot of props. I thought beat after this one to to the raptors. He first off address that he wasn't tired that he wasn't fatigued because I think it was their fourth game six. They played a lot busy. He said it wasn't that so he wouldn't use that as any sort of excuse. And then he also said quote defensively offensively the raptors are everywhere there so long to make sure they pack the pain showing showing some love to the defensive scheme that playing out there like you had the poops. Yeah Yeah I guess. He didn't check his diet. Sample moving on jaanus explodes for Fifty Points Bucks to defeat the jazz one twenty to one eighteen in a very very Entertaining game This one on NBA TV honest went for thirty two in the the second half bucks eighth straight victory now no bear for the jazz but of course no middleton still for the bucks Jaanus gets his second career. Fifty plus points didn't set his career high last night but very very close with the fifty fourteen six. And we'll we'll boy guy I mean I don't know whether there is to say at at this point. This guy he last night was one of those perfect examples where that guy. Just looks unstoppable. There was nothing to jazz do well. There's literally nothing the jazz can do. Like you mentioned no no rudy. Gobert also know Ed Davis should feast inside. But sometimes guy's GonNa say oh. This is going to be an easier game. I'll take a little bit easy. Jaanus did not. He was destroying drooling. Somehow the second story for US I know even here I mean the guy finally has an mvp take notice moment fifty points in a game and everybody everyone wants to talk about. How Joel embiid didn't score Kinda just use to jaanus dominating? There is the factor that it wasn't a full strength jazz team but that was an exciting watch that fourth quarter with what the honest was if he wasn't getting a donkey was missing a shot getting a rebound and then getting like Trey Kerby. I thought out there that's A. Tk move or you attack. A guy at our pick-up runs and you may be missed. But then you're right away you keep the arms up. That's going to be tall. Sometimes you do that. You're not dunking it like. It's but you are getting get an easy put backs after your miss. I'll put in this episode in my own personal archives. First Time I've ever been compared to Yana. I've played enough when you do a lot of that in your initial drive right there right away to get the little put back. Ben Simmons happy to be shooting fifty percent. Fifty points is incredible. No no doubt maybe just as incredible thirty eight and a half minutes played zero turnovers for for you know everything is running through him. That's that's pretty amazing against still a good jazz is defense without Rudy. He got his fifty points at the free. Throw Line two two for two thousand nine hundred ninety three of eight from Dan. Ten seven hundred thirty one. Of course a lot of those shots are fairly close inside the chance. I mean they were in this though right up until the last minute twenty one threes. They did twenty one for forty five so so they were right there. Maybe the the bucks did say well. You know what there's no go. This one is going to be a bit of an easy one for they put up fifty points in the fight against the bucks. Do put up up a Lotta points in the paint anyway because of Jaanus but they They they clearly wanted to get inside and take advantage of the jazz biggest deficiency last night but they sort of one minor monarchy concern with the bucks. They don't seem to really kill off teams all the time. We've seen a couple of times games a little bit closer than perhaps they should look. You Win doesn't matter that four thousand three six and one home they getting the winds meant it. Sort of doesn't seem with a box that has always over until it's over. There's been a couple of games like that but yeah but that's fine in November getting ready. There's no middleton. They try to build towards the second half of the season but it was very very impressive again. Last night I gave him the three he took. If he's going to shoot you. Take that that's fine. There's nothing wrong with that. So great and you mentioned the no turnovers when he has the ball hand that much and he's not turning it over and all that that's it's like they're like legit hacking him because they're like well we'd rather put them to align have a dunk on us so it's just amazing that on one of those hacks or whatever you wanNA call it you. It'll pop the ball out and it's a turnover. He's strong. There's no doubt in. His hands are massive. He's just grabbing rebounds out of the one handed all the time and he was thirteen of nineteen in from the line. So yeah people can make fun of. He shoots the occasional airball at the free. Throw Line but he gets done you can try and act them But you know sometimes so help put together these nights where he'll shoot above his sixty percent percentage from the free throw line and yeah they start. Slow this this box team. But maybe that's a good sign that they come out in the third quarter and destroy Roy teams because that was a trait of the warriors during their their fantastic run. And that's what he does. He had an eighteen point. Third Quarter in this game to match is is cool. Eighteen in the first half and yeah he was growing up. No Rudy Gobert in the Middle East. Just got to destroy. I'm not sure at Davis could've even come close close to guarding United States and two in the middle. But when there's no rudy you're gonNA see nights like this and that fifty point ten rebound zero turnover game that doesn't happen in the NBA NBA very often at special. There's Michel did it. Carmelo did it. And Moses Malone did it and and that's it so that's cool man. Crazy fellow is on that for some reason I lo why I saw that stat going around like. Oh Wow okay cool. Maybe he wasn't wasn't looking to pass that game. I know turnovers okay. That took fifty zero and Brooke. Lopez's was looking like Rudy Gobert at the end of that game. Because you said the Jesuit still in it Donovan Mitchell a chance to tie game on got into the paint nice drive and Brook Lopez perfectly timed the help defense and got a very very very clean. No one can argue. I don't think jazz anything to say about that. One Block on Donovan Mitchell. That was huge protection there from him maybe saves again. Because he's he's not known as a great defender even though he's big but I made the right play then he's fun to watch Berklee pissed because he enjoys himself out there and he has fun they love it. Amen Monroe got the joy of the game. Celtics survived buddy heald's thirteen three. Pointers remained perfect. Sorry eleven excuse me eleven. Three pointers remained perfect at home of giving them to more there. Maybe I wanted. I wanted to give them at least one more because he should have got the shot at the end when when they showed up back to buddy he was coming over there is still time just handed off to him has been on fire. Let him have that shot. But Celtics survive survive without no Kemba neck. Injury obviously know Gordon Hayward broken hand but still playing video games and no Daniel who was out. I believe with a sickness but no Fox Marvin Bagley still for the kings and considering since Fox's by now they are four and three right now the kings. That's not bad loss last. It's not again. Only one point lost. They won by point in Sacramento Against Boston a week or so ago but buddy last night was just gorgeous gorgeous to watch I. I tweeted that. He tweeted at his shot. Chart this morning. There was not a mid range to be seen not a mid range he either attack the Rim scored just You know just catching and shooting and firing away and I I mean we knew coming in when he was drafted that he had a reputation for being a shooter and score took him a couple of years. He's worked on an as starting to see their awards. And and that's I mean the kings were smart to find that contract with him earlier in the season because he's going to be in demand for a guy like that who can shoot that and he's really starting adding to show you know he's a modern plant a very good player so great game fun game. These two teams that the Celtics got you know. Tatum played well. Jaylen Brown played. Well Marcus Smart Guts. got a kind bounce finally Up because he had just played the kings had that one that fell off the rim. He hit a couple timely buckets later. Seventeen overall but he had that he had one particular. It was pretty similar. Like but you've got the bouncy hit the front of the Rim and then and then dropped down the other spin in sort of a little out of control maybe maybe maybe could have got called for the charges because he was doing the spin and was a little wild but it bounced in and it was another. I mean I keep saying it but another entertaining. Game Tony Them. Last night I was having. I was struggling guys tasks. I guess you were on the. You're on the bounce. Maybe it was perfect for you because your belt legit bouncing around but I was I was I had my own bounce going in my In my office I couldn't keep track of what game to watch seriously at one on the TV. You know one on the computer tablet and they were all sort of like happened in the exact same time really really close games. It's just an eleven game night and the Association you wait till Wednesday night fourteen games. That's but we won't have really show to talk about it at all but you love the game after watching that's exactly right seven on TV seven on the other. How many games did you say? Seven four seven fourteen games. Oh my God what this year. We had eleven games on Monday night. There's only two games on tonight. Not on Thursday though. Yeah that's why I guess and then collapsed fourteen on the Wednesday my goodness but any thoughts from this one celtics kings from other. You thought it was nice to see Marcus smart. Making plays down the stretch. He's such a weird offense a player to watch like you're saying it seems like he was out of control but he was able to get his balanced back and get the shots on the RIM and made a couple of Nice clutch baskets. I also thought he had a really up and down game defensively he was the culprit a lot of times for buddy healed or Harrison. Barnes getting wide open threes Shirley. It's part the scheme where he's helping but he was hoping way off a guy like buddy he'll he's stuck underneath the basket helping on a drive so buddy's getting wide open shots that doesn't seem to add up to me but he was there down the stretch and and that's kind of what you need especially when you're missing your number one clutch guy and Kemba Walker. I was saying that they need to get him more. Touch down the stretch against the clippers. That's tough to do against the clippers. I but it's nice to see somebody else step up in his absence Task Criminal Ryan. Grim is a little bit when I said maybe Jason Tatum how to had a good game. Were you upset with. Didn't have a get shooting now. One shot selection in particular to down the stretch. Yeah Yeah I was. He'd have a great shooting night. But this is this is just a grinder kind of win for the Celtics. Not they're not having. I'm in a great night at home. But they don't turn the ball over They allow eleven threes from one guy. They allow Too many from just too many threes overall eighteen threes and and they shoot pretty poorly themselves and they went because they've got a great defense and that's something that you don't talk about when you come when you talk about the Celtics you talk about the The subtraction attraction or addition of Kyrie Irving lieven with Kemba Walker. You talk about that over and over and over again but this team is playing for Brad Stevens and that's how you win these regular season games. Maybe you don't win. Playoff Games against superstars in this light. But Yeah it's easy to forget that when you watch team because everybody fills in sort of spurs like it's easy forget how many guys are out. Because they still have virtual all star and Kemba Walker and other virtual all star and Gordon Hayward with the way he was playing They're they're pretty talented. Show to Marcus. Smart for also retrieving a pigeon. Last night dress. This let's go. Where are the WEDGIES? And why are we have a million pigeons this season. It's a great point. We're getting close to catching six WEDGIES. Yeah I think I can probably remember four pigeon. Yeah so I don't know keep keep your eyes up. The ball's bouncing farther shots I I don't know if the shot shot distances any farther. But you're going to get a taller bounce. It's going over. Yeah I mean you know in quick thinking there by smart got the obviously got the what do you want to call it the mop. Yeah yeah turn it around us. The old handled. I love that so much. That's the technology we have to retrieve thick. Poke it a couple of times all right. Great let me cool. We can actually teach a real pigeon like put a little Suction Cup on is a clause and teach him to go up or she to go up and grab the pigeon that stuck stuck up there. Awesome job you can try and pigeons. So let's get Mike Tyson. Yeah speaking of sticks Mike Tyson clip still looking good so looking quick he was He was shot. Somebody what you gotTa do show showing the feet. I I saw that. Who is he showing that to sign a celebrity have been solved bay speaking of sticks out the ball it goes back to the James Naismith days? This this reference last night I saw you talking to our friends. Yeah it was named Smith's grandson train it was James a game at the raptors game. We should point that. You're right. James naismith grandson. Jim Naismith was in attendance at the game and they gave them a shout out. Basically stood up Jersey waved his head the same. Thanks man thanks for thanks for your grandpa just seem so long ago. It just seems like there shouldn't be any kin alive of James Naismith. It just seems so long ago but grandson and he's what eightyish he was all didn't he throw the opening jump hill and this is. Why was this goes back to the Raptors Trivia? Show that we had a couple of weeks ago right when one of the questions I asked to task was in the inaugural raptors game. Ninety five wraps nets in the Skydome who through the opening ceremonial tip and it was like forget. Who else did I give you? As uh-huh Kathy Ireland did. Yeah and wasn't them. One of them was Jeffrey New Smith. They love Jay's right right so the Naismith family there ahead of their time with they thought the Jays they knew the Jays were coming. So Jeffrey Naismith. If I remember correctly cleaned trivia was the great great great grandson. Maybe maybe I want too many in their of James Naismith so then sets his asking us. Okay okay so here's like the grandson of the guy who was at the game last. That's what I think. That's what I think. Target Genes naismith right interesting. Yeah yeah he was the grandson grandson of James in the clip in ninety five. The kid that throwing the ball was a teenager. I mean I don't know he's probably probably fourteen fifteen sixteen. So how many years ago is that now. Twenty five right so that makes sense. I mean I think it adds up. Og James Naismith passed away. Nineteen thirty nine so I mean I don't know this could be his actual grandson right. Still be around. Who Jimmy Smith? Yes no not James Naismith. I'm talking about the guy last night. Now I'm telling you Jeffrey Guy. Last night you're talking about. Who is this Guy Jim? Naismith is the grandson of James Zanies created absolutely right one hundred degree now. WHO's this mystery? Jeff Jeffrey is the grandson of Jim is what we think the kid he was a kid. Okay it was a kid. Okay you with me. Yeah but why didn't why didn't they get. What is you know? Why didn't they jim to throw the ball original inter ninety? I five when he would have been. What sixty years old? Here's here's my theory. Jim Is from Texas. He lives in Texas so maybe could make it up for the game. In Ninety Five Jim was is busy much free. Maybe Jeffrey any NAISMITH. It doesn't matter. Oh so we do not know for sure that Geoffrey is the grandson of Jimmy Smith the it could be an like a great uncle or something like that. I mean we don't know jeeze. Hey it would be a far less complicated if their names Alden with sure real sure if they all were walking around holding a peach baskets brooms. We're losing these interesting. Let's move on to excavate we. I just found the Mike Tyson thing you're talking about. He returned to. UFC fighters the moves. That's thank you thank you one more. Maybe two games here from last night. I just throwdown mellow comes back to haunt the balls and Trey Kerby weeps mellow scored. Twenty five points grabbed eight boards as the blazers beat the Bulls won seventeen to eighty ninety. Four this was like the perfect Melanie honestly about ten to twenty from the field for seven on threes so scored the twenty five. He moved ahead of Alexander English into eighteenth place on the NBA's all time scoring list. And he was getting chance from the Bulls Faithful. We talked about it and he said he that he will always be connected to Chicago someway. Somehow for years and years my name has always been connected to the Chicago. Bulls eye was a bowl for ten days. Not Support was a big moment. Those fans didn't have to do that so I mean great for mellow. It's like he's got. Kobe stands out there. It's a similar thing on the road. The career dwindling down. He's got fans out there but not only that he was the subject of the lead podcast on the Athletic Lalla. His wife was in in the crowd and got to facetime get the facetime with his son. Lila had good seats surprise. Their shoes by the bench turns around the phone to son special. Great great shot by the camera. Crude that that angle for sure. That was really well done. But what did you think about your former Chicago. Bull Melanie coming back to haunt. Yeah yeah the the legendary ten day stint of Carmelo Anthony. Its rivals John. starks his tenure with the Bulls for historical impact. But you know it was cool to see mellow. Bala Elena. Playing against the Bulls is the perfect place for him to to get his shots because we saw mellow came back. We're like why are they posting him up all the time it was Damian Lillard resounded. What's he still got? That was not the case last night he was playing off the ball he got so many catch and shoot jumpers because the balls if you make two passes again. Somebody's going to get a wide open. Jump shot so it was nice to see mellow allo playing the support role playing well and I'm honestly not too upset about the balls. They got six wins. They're tied for eight in the Eastern Conference with win. So you know they're still Bolland and Jim Boylan is making the other players. Look good making the Bulls look like a player. I organization spitting ahead. He benched Zach Mark Levin xactly being forty nine. The next night doesn't guard Camello Anthony. Everybody loves mellow now. The balls are looking good. There is no doubt in all to excite Millo has has given this blazers team a give and emotional boost and we talked about that being a possibility with their season getting off to the brutal start all the injuries and like Kenny actually help can you hit some threes. You should be able to be on the other side of the floor trae said attentions on Lillard mccollum be over there be ready to knock down catch and shoot three and you know in this one he did but like just like there there is a little bit more these guys love melon and they all these players do and there just seems to me like they're having a little bit more fun or playing a little bit harder her and loving these mellow moments and that sort of you know giving them a little boost. Yes this was against the Bulls. Let's not go overboard. But that's got to count for something when your season started the way it did for Portland. Yeah and then not out of it all it has been a rough season for them. I'm trying to find a tweet last night actually from Casey Holdall who works with Blazes there because he was saying was something happened in the whole bench was cheering and he was saying was that was. Yeah Yeah and he was saying like those little things become big things team has been in a bit of a bit of a rough trop like the blazers have paint. So Yeah I mean melons. The fine he's doing fine. Find since you've been there. There are only three one threes into your arrived but he was never gonNA be the garden. Turn them around but but I think if you are litter mccollum again you know what if we throw Oh to him. And he's in a catch and shoot. We know you can knock down. And I don't think they have that confidence with their any too many other players on their roster right now throw a better pass by the way a couple of those is one that he knocked down there throwing the ball at his legs his knees throw it up in this spot man. Well when you got that much space. It doesn't even have to be rolled it onto him in the corner. Pick it up off the ground. Around and knocking rallied globetrotter. Shoot it a lot of time out there. One more that I got for you from last night. I'll just chuck and Real Quick Spencer Dinwiddie with the game winner owner against the cavs. Two seconds ago found some room. Little jumper splash another great from him on the same day. He was named player of the of the week in the Eastern Conference. Luca getting the nods rightfully so in the West but didn't want a baby ball and right now and I'm telling you if the nets can go in Boston on Wednesday night and one of those fourteen in games and didn't really cannot continue to play the way he's playing and they can get a win. Oh boy that the beantown boy you know but just get ready for the Internet's better with okay. That's already started it. Hasn't it hasn't to me Just because of the competition but he's been playing amazing getting put into the starting roller they've won four in a row. These Brooklyn Nets more guys get opportunity. Joe Harris gets to show his skills. Jared Allen had a twenty twenty last night he gets to show his skills when there's more passes to go around and the passes are as Zach Lowe mentioned are basically about the same as they were last year pre Kyrie Irving in. But it ain't the same they just Kyri doesn't make this players around him better. He is raises their ceiling. I imagine a little bit But they I think he just needs to find that balance a little bit more less hero ball a little bit more Joe Heresy Euro Ball. You know everybody's everybody's got to touch it a little bit more and then as you see. Spencer's assist numbers are also up like those. He's getting everybody involved and he can also score but this is also they're also also beaten the cavs. Yeah they're beating. They're being bad teams. But Kenny. Atkinson is GONNA have to figure out how to to make this work when Kyrie does come back in terms of minutes for winning having these guys trying Gel a little been better together for sure. Yeah and it'll be tough because I actually think dinwoodie plays pretty similar to kyrie irving he or sure I mean he has a sister up he does us pass the ball a little bit more but when it comes down to clutch time he's GonNa Shoot. Yeah he takes the same shots he just takes less of them really. Yeah exactly right maybe. Maybe it's just because he spencer uh-huh dinwiddie compared to Kyrie Irving. They're like okay. We'll just see what Kyrie can do. And what Kyri. It's like. He's dancing a lot he's going back and forth. He's going between his legs. He's doing spin moves. He's looks awesome then when he gets the Dinwiddie. It's like I'm putting my head down. I'm taking two dribbles. pull up jumper. I'm trying to get to the rack. So maybe just a little different ways they go about. It can be he something. That Kenny Atkinson explorers. We Kyrie ISO. He's faking you out a million times. Then we kick it over expensive Dinwoodie and he's just crushing it to the hole so something there kyri Irving's Barry Sanders and and Spencer didn't win. He's Frank Gore sure a blinky blinky emoji including blinky. I mean what what I don't know Barry Sanders enters dancing and still get his yardage still get his yard. He's GonNa take some negative place that's right but man it was going to be sexy. Those brain free you know didn't want he just more of UH WHO Emmett Smith Franko type down. Put your head down which the pie. I have no idea what a spanksgiving whatever is thinking about football. That's right lions on Thanksgiving Day to get them off. I say screw tradition. I don't know what I'm saying. He's going to retire early. You don't want yeah drew true. You probably will all right. He said he was going to retire. I'm or in Texas. With some way off the land as Barry Sanders Sanders. Yeah Wow let's run with that. Let's let's literally run with that. It's GonNa be you and you've got the Jukes all right guys. We're going to get to the down report but I wonder how to get the hottest new sneakers the ones that barely hit shelves. The answer is stock act a revolutionary new marketplace for buying and selling one hundred percent thank antics sneakers street wear watches and Ampex. I love this sight guys. I was using it this weekend. 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Upper down on removing those cameras along the baseline. I think we've been talking about this task since in two thousand six at least two thousand seven but upper down. Yeah it's been a long time. Just get rid of all the fans just just inoperable all up. It's the same thing every time. How far do you move them back? It's just yeah it's another money issue you're essentially having to remove some fans as well like you'd have to move everybody back and you just get rid of the cameras there when the fans are right there air to sitting on the ground is the big difference. You could get chaired. The back doesn't feel good but I I you're you're right that extra few feet would help. I assume but I think those cameras are important. That was a great camera. We wouldn't have the sunny sunny Shawn Kemp. MM sunny listener blister move. We wouldn't have that camera and what I call a boxer. Yeah maybe talk to Mike Tyson. What are you going to do Yeah we wouldn't have that we wouldn't have somebody could camera angles. It's tough I. I love my angles. It's off balance. It doesn't happen all that often but it tends to be when something like this happens. It looks pretty bad because he looked. It looked like that was scary because his back went right at camera guys knee. Yeah Yeah right in the middle of his back and he was steed down for a while I walked on. I saw it the first time and I and I thought it happened before it hit the camera because he it just kind of was jolted as he came down on his feet and then there's a couple of steps mile any kind of thought the injury to lock up. Yeah you're kind of locked up before he hit the camera. I don't know that he came back and there was nothing. It was just a strange injury. I I I think there is a chance that it happened before. He rolled into the camera. I'm moving back six feet. It's not that far. Give them a new Lens. You can get a you know you guys talk about this for twelve years camera. Technology in twelve twelve years has improved. It has improved in twenty years. Nothing has changed since Dennis Rodman was kicking a guy right in the junk you can move them back six feet lose one row of seats. That's money no doubt about about it. They're losing money but your players are going to be saying. Why do we even have to lose any of those baseline seats? Why can't we just put? Why can't we put the cameraman? You know how there's always the gap between unlike your floor seats. There's always like two or three rows of baseline seats then. There's the gap the walkway. And then there's obviously the start of the you know the actual seats. Why can't they be there somewhere in there so there behind people but like you said they have these obviously like pretty powerful cameras can still get the shots? Yeah Yeah it's you don't want somebody standing up ruining your shot or the stanchion stanchions in the way. Yeah but it's what you want. What kind of product you bring to your fans at home? at-home do you want Sonny lister or not I will say the MBA has taken steps is worth pointing out over the last couple of years. They have taken steps to try and address this stuff back in two thousand fourteen. The did reduce the number of cameras spots along that NBA baseline so they cut those down and they created what everybody was calling the Isky plane there on either side of the stanchion so where players with the momentum could run straight back and not running to me. That's smart. I think that's work. You see guys do it all the time up. Ah that barrel through there. And they don't step on anyone and you know a little similar. They did remove the camera guy. Taxes goes what you're saying. It was a great shot on the sideline. There used to be like a camera guy that was sort of sit in front of the broadcast booth right on the sidelines. Or sometimes guys are not there anymore either so you know maybe they have done steps like I said to try and reduce these type of injuries. But I've always wondered if there's not something if they have to stay there is. Is there not some sort of like hard foam sort of barrier that you can sort of put in front of the camera guys. Like you know doesn't come up like five feet ear by any means but like a foot off the ground to get to that that a player could fall into and instead of falling into somebody's knee or somebody's heart camera. You're falling into this sort of like foam barrier. Do you know what I'm saying like. Could we more. Why can't the camera people be dressed like the Michelin man? Saran wrap from a ballpit. Just put a ball around the court so if you do fall off you fall and I saw what about what about putting the cameras like under the floorboards and having like a clear clear screen so you can see the cameras looking up still. WHOA okay I mean? Surely we've got the technology. So what's a a picture from three angles. The cameras on the Jones human takes his like low angle shot before he goes to every game. Basically what you're doing putting the camera out and shooting up in an angle so you get. The show is unsure on. It is a human running that camera. It's I told them by technology. But these are I mean we really get all these great shots and stuff like that. They're facing took a look at the backboard. That's all done by remote control cameras so go underneath or below. But you don't want to but cam all you're gonNA see as butts kicked it doesn't make you can make that room as they want as long as it's part of the floor here what you're saying you're like literally your sink them under the floor and then you go on the On TV Desk TV news desk they have the the monitor sort of that as the camera. Shooting acidly yeah and you can have someone like Schuman in a little control room human. He's the expert not even a photographer here He said he puts out the great fire on Instagram. I think there's something that you're right because if I'm not mistaken the famous Lebron James dwayne Wayne Wade alleyoop Leeann arms out celebrate and Bellas taken with the robot camera. I think I think the guy had it set up. And he just like they did with a little click. Click as close to the past after news. Here's an interesting one. There's also an unlimited amount of cameras you can put like in the stanchion and like the. NFL has those pylon cans Ah There are lots of options you could use. I like the humans there because yeah they they can. They can get the guy's face and they get a a wider a variety of shots. But if you just add smaller cameras within the infrastructure that's already there. You're not going to notice too much and then you still have that guy. Just put them a couple of rows back in special stages still getting react shots and all that it's possible it is possible all right. Let's hear from you guys at no Dunks Inc Hashtag. No Oh dunks let us know. Upper down on removing cameras altogether on the baseline or not. And these other ones here. This one this one's flying guys Lee might have to sit. This is one out knicks. Go to nick on Monday. The New York Knicks said that they did not offer. Richard Jefferson a contract in either the summer of two thousand eighteen or nineteen. The clarification via twitter comes on the heels of RJ. Saying on air that he knew it was time to retire. When the Knicks six were the only team to offer him a contract quote? Here's what are said. They were the one team that offered me a job and I decided to retire. I just knew it was time when the Knicks were looking for me to play for them. Tom I knew my time in the League was over end quote the best part is Jefferson clarified later on in the broadcast that he was joking. I'm but I thought the Knicks PR from tweeting this yesterday. Are you up or down on the Knicks clarifying that they did not offer. Rj Job up. I mean up. That was awesome. That was hilarious. Why in the world would you say anything about it unwise evil but this is this is just the Knicks? I WANNA make out as if like no no no. That's nothing to do with us. We didn't want Richard Jefferson on our team but the best part is Richard Jefferson. Quote tweeted them and said twenty twenty twenty after I come back and then the cavs last night tweeted four photos of Richard Jefferson. who was at the game instead for clarification purposes it? It is true that Richard Jefferson became a champion of Cleveland. In the summer of two thousand sixteen. So but there's just the Knicks. They always seem to get this wrong. I always get it wrong. And it's it's crazy. It was like yeah. He says it on a broadcast between the Nixon the nets everyone has a laugh. They're like that broadcast team. As it is is the most sarcastic funny crew going and it's like okay that's it it's done. There's no more to the story. No is going to bring it up. Never again and until the next literally send out for clarification purposes that we didn't do that sad mistake mistake by the next. I will say one thing that you said about Richard Jefferson. He said it and then he said he joked about it he's he. He came out and cleared up clarify that. It was a joke later on in the brock. Yeah that's never we're GONNA get picked up. That's just the way the media is always going to be the first thing so it's just a note for all of us out there you can say you're going to joke later on. But that's what's going to stick and and the next should've just what that stickiness go. But they do this. They do this all the time I saw. You Know Knicks Fan Seth Rosenthal longtime suffering. Bring Nick Fan. He he had a couple tweets reminding everyone that. Yeah the Knicks. Do this a lot. He said I remember. When people found mildly Porrini the activity on Kurt rambis twitter account? No actually and I do. Everyone laughed it off and just moved on to the next thing until the Knicks came out a d. he later with vigorous denials and announcements of a serious investigation. That immediately made it news again. A great example. He said this one is well remember when Knicks. PR issued an apology for up. Free Agency like two hours into their free agency and then an hour later issued a correction to sloppy wording in the initial initial apology then promptly resumed free agency. That was recent I remember that one and then he also hurt this tweet from two thousand sixteen. I was dying laughing this morning. This from two thousand sixteen according to Knicks. Pr The reason joking. Noah is not wearing the hoops for troop socks. This is because they didn't have his sock size as much attention to something as trivial as guy. I not wearing the hoops for trump socks. As we possibly can. It's a mess. I should have had his size in stock but li I mean. We have an executive from the Knicks here contractor. They at least telling the truth with this Claire. Bad It's an interesting one isn't it because that's you'd seems like they would offer Richard Jefferson contract right. United used the problem exactly veteran experience. Exactly you're gonNA give us a little bit of stability to that franchise but crazy STU- uh-huh so good about the summer was hilarious. Sorry sorry for who we signed but we actually love the guys eh one in the uptown. report the Miami. He's popular vice. Jerseys are back once again. The heat unveiled the newest edition of the alternate uniforms. Monday adds a fourth color scheme to the wildly popular collection. It's blue this time. The vice wave city edition. Uniforms names will be worn fifteen times a season starting on Friday night vs warriors. Guys up or down the heat's Blue Miami Vice. Uniforms may up lean drew. Oh I love it. I love how they have gotten four of the same uniforms out of one look impressive faith. Yeah and they've all looked cool and they've all look different and they never overdo. I do wearing those Miami Vice Jerseys. It's not like the Mavericks. Whether wearing twenty two times in the season you compare it to the Bulls who have had a different Chicago. Flag inspired design the the past three seasons. They've gotten worse and worse and worse with the heat they found one. That was great. It happened to have four different colors available. We're not messing with anything. We'll come up with something new. When we ran out of India's similar to the way the nets kind of stick to him I love it? Yeah two years ago Miami debut the original Vice Jerseys that was with that Miami arena script script which they all have of course but those were the white and then they followed it up with the black Vice Night Jerseys as they call them and then they had the pink ones the sunset vice and now they have these as wants the blue ones because there are only gonNA wear the balloons this year. I think I was reading. The can't those those last said the black ones and the pink ones are our city editions. And you there's something about you can't wear them again or something like that and getting multiple every year except for the jazz remember. They had like the gradient one that they petitioned. Can we wear this two years in a row. They said yes. It is something like that because I would say this is the. They're all great. I agree I think I like the other three better than blue. ooh I love this blue. I think it looks awesome. I look so cool on some guys Jerry Jones. Junior looks awesome and ness us. Because he's so damn skinnier it looks just fits. We all agree. Yeah they do they all look. I can't I don't even know if I can rank them. I think historically the heat of tend to I have pretty good jerseys collection and once again I just get it right. They don't mess with things like even their standard jerseys that they wear. They've had those for decades. Those are the same uniforms. That Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway word. That Lebron James Warren. Now it's the Jimmy Butler era. They stick to a good job. What's next I guess? Maybe this is it for these vice city jerseys. Because you said they've done all the colors maybe you know what they should just leave it. F- mothball them and then bring them back. Yeah sometime in the future people will love him once again. There's gotTa be other cool Miami stuff that they can draw inspiration from maybe will Smith's Benveniste Miami video very nice all right. It's so that's Donald Tier from you guys again for all those thumbs up or thumbs down Hashtag no ducts right there now twat. Aw Well Lee contacted me last night and He wants to do to unite so go ahead just first one. The first one is more of a stat it was the native eighteen in terms of milestones last night. As we said Carmelo Anthony Passing Alex English going eighteen all time scoring list and Lebron James Ah the. NBA tweeted moving to eighteenth. All Time on three pointers made list. I was shocked by that. I know it's Lebron. He's up on every list. He's fourth and scoring in Washington. D eighteenth and three pointers made seventeen hundred and sixty one threes or sounds like a lot but anyway the tweet of the night is actually from Anthony. Johny slater who tweeted the warriors. Just don't give up anymore. non-catholic he tweeted warriors. pre-game show says that Klay Thompson will serve as the team's sideline reporter for Wednesday's game against the Bulls because they don't give a bleep anymore now they are They're having fun. And Klay Thompson is going to be the sideline reporter order for a game against the bolts that innovation. Maybe this guy on an active roster being a sideline reporter never been done. I don't think that's GonNa be must watch going to be awesome. Dirk I guess he wasn't slurred third and yet he was at the end of his career. He was just being third commentator. This these he is going to be our IP Craig. Craig Sager on Wednesday night doing that. He's maybe maybe this is his second career. Clay Ah yeah he's always Always had the things about him reading the newspaper for Games like literally reading a newspaper right so maybe he just fell into basketball when really he wanted to be a journalist. uh-huh yeah I mean I will say a little worried because clay has never done anything wrong. Yeah and expectations are quite high. So you know if if anyone can do it Klay we'll we'll still knock it out of the park and reach those high expectations. But that's what my my only concern I can't I'll be. Why can't wait to see the you know the super because the very least whatever he says or does I think he's going to be fine? I say you know what he's got this perfect record of getting things right. I think this'll be great for him because he just weren't care. Yeah yeah that's the thing he won't be like going into like oh I've got to make a viral moment or I've got he just naturally. He's very comfortable being himself. And that is very funny to a lot of people so good luck to Klay Thompson I. I've actually got a twitter of the night to follow up tweeted the night. Yeah at sixty five longtime fan of the show he was. He was telling me that he was headed to Atlanta this weekend. He was hoping you could drop off a gift and I was like sorry. We're not going to be at the office. S- Thanksgiving where we're going to be are taking a few days off here. I said you can mail an and he said okay cool but then he asked me guys what would be the best gift for us and gave me four options and I wanted to. I wanted. I didn't didn't want to decide for you. Know for the collective I wanted all of us. Talk it out four options sort of a secret Santa. I guess though. It's not so secret. 'cause I just giving it away. Here's what he said. His childhood Jordan Life Sized Cutout Luli likes that one be a gamble for trade to record videos on his phone. I didn't know what to get him. It's like one of those handhelds. stabilisers your phone like when we do cards traded like like have you know a bad ass shot just another little mechanism gadget. See A lot of nineties basketball cards or D not a customized moments for your new office. Now I'm not really sure what that means customize like digital photos coming up been a maybe a little roulette a photo so the Georgia life-size cut-out this this sort of technology. The stabiliser Kimball Bull isn't called it to record videos. Cards or this customized moment customize I mean have an opinion with with my first instinct is cards. Oh really I don't have a lot of cards but you always need more and it's nice to get a gift. Gift is going to be useful you know. That's why Kimble Kimble Kimble because gives us cards. It's just yeah. The concept weapon we have three has wrists they work. Yeah but you've seen these things in action they're pretty bad ass shots like a Dali man like for your phone. We're not in the desert trying to capture beautiful shots here. We're just shooting. We just did. When we were opening cards? Trey was doing some nice background around shots. He'd see some random person going through the background. Zoom in and what you do better hands free with free. Yeah Jimbo free. What's it called? Let me said he had a little counter proposal here on your gift idea. Get the Kimball Outta here but send us a boom mic. Like what else boom they can attach to your aiming it might be better than The leashes percent agree with that. We need to get that regardless whether or not at sixty the only way. We're getting it from a fan okay. So it's likely with new genes. Somebody's got a male and I will admit my first. My first reaction was like Oh damn Jordan size cut is pretty good. But you know we're We're not on the studio set anymore. A small office. We wanted to just be a look at that. MJ All day like popped up in the corner. He's right they're the Lendu staring at US already by okay so we didn't so we'll put whatever you guys want. I don't know what this customize moment gifted. Oh okay okay. Maybe it's a snow globe. I love a snuggle. Trying more details them snow globe would actually be my choice. Four of us on the inside you shake it. We're running a little long here today. But let's get to the picking results presented by cash at this segment is brought to you by cash amp the the number one finance app in the APP store. CASH APP is the easiest way to send money to your friends like paying up when you lose a bet that Hash APP camp right. Great Jokes for example They fell us. What's the name of French Dr? Claude management enjoyment management. You got some laughs. Cash also comes with the cash card a free debit card. That comes with boosts named after that thing Phil Jackson sat on that made him like thirteen feet tall on the bench. I like clothes managed. 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Dan Patrick Show - Hour 1 - Bill Plaschke (06-04-19)

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Dan Patrick Show - Hour 1 - Bill Plaschke (06-04-19)

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You can watch a you can listen you can do both if you'd like you can get watch be our live dot com or direct TV audience channel two thirty nine also say, good morning to our great radio Phillies around the country, including Toronto got a chance to spend some time with our friends in Toronto earlier this morning, you're chatting at the boys up there. Yes. I was wanted to get the temperature of my raptors going into game three. You feel pressure to say that the raptors had a better chance than you actually think that they do to win the series because you're on a Toronto radio station are longtime Toronto. No. Because I said, I think losing game two is going to cost them the NBA championship because if they had one game two. Now I got banged up Golden State team Kvant looney. One of their bench players, he's going to be out. I think Klay Thompson is going. To be available. I don't know about Kevin Durant. But you had an opening there, you had an opportunity it doesn't mean it's over. But it would have been a little bit easier. If you wanna use that description to win a championship here with a Golden State team. That's not fully assembled, mclovin. Poll question. Got a stat of the day got to play of the day coming up. We'll talk to jeopardy James, James holes our it's over he lost last night. I don't know when they tape that episode because that's also I'm curious about that trying to keep that a secret because chances are you're going to have this, maybe a month ago, six weeks ago because they tape so far in advance. What, what they do is Alex will go in and he'll spend a week, maybe two weeks and he'll do four or five shows a day. But the news started leaking yesterday close to when we were leaving the air at noon eastern that jeopardy James had lost. But try to keep that a secret because you do have the studio audience, it's going to be there watching this, and then when they realized that he lost, and, and, you know, pretty impressive run there. Yes. For taking back in February that they actually that particular episode where he lost to hold onto that plus months. Yeah, but that's what Alex trebek's does is they tape four five day. Same thing with wheel of fortune. They do the same thing. In fact, I think we'll of fortune does six or seven shows day one two days a month. Yeah, yeah. Because Pat will fly in from Maryland, and then they'll do six or seven day what a cake. Yeah. But that's still six or seven shows is that's heavy lifting. It's it's more lifting for. Alex trebek's because Alex doing jeopardy, and you do five shows a day where you have to get those clues. Right. And you have to follow the game, and there's so much more involved in that and not to take away from, you know, wheel of fortune, because there's some lifting involved in it. It's different. But what Alex does Alex has the toughest job of any game show? Host not even close. Yeah phone. Why don't we do that? We'll come in Monday, we'll tape shows for the whole week and just kind of fudge Obilic wars, looking good, you know, raptors great comeback and just mad libs it together. Let the editors take care of it, and we got the rest of the week off. Or maybe we could just do alternative versions things while the warriors last night to. Wow. The raptors last night, f Curry's awesome. Yes. Eaten I guarantee you this time next year we're going to be saying, you know, Roger Goodell in the preseason. I think there's going to be some movement there. I think there's going to be some movement. All talk about that coming up in moment. But jeopardy James holes, our the former jeopardy. Champ will join us coming up in about ninety minutes. Chris, Mannix from Sports Illustrated. We'll talk some NBA and also he was at the boxing match with Ruis and our new champion Andy Ruiz junior. The third, he'll join us a little bit later on, as well Bill Plachy from LA times, not all doom and gloom. But there is some doom and a little bit of gloom in there with LeBron. If they somehow if on a free agent or a couple of free agents here that maybe LeBron just says, there's too much dysfunction here. I don't want to stay in this scenario, if we're not gonna get any players, then why am I staying here with the Lakers in Los Angeles? I think it's more of a business situation. He's got his kids already enrolled in school, so I think it's a little bit different but we'll talk to Bill Plachy about the Lakers situation here in free agency. If you follow the warriors championship run. It's no surprise. Andre igloo Dala hit that game sealing three the. Other night he was the MVP in the twenty fifteen finals. And he's been doing this. He did this in the previous series he'll never be a headline performer because you have Steph curry, Kevin Durant, and you can throw in Klay Thompson. But time and time again, we're reminded that these superstars have to have a supporting cast, and it could come down to somebody like Gonzala, Robert ory, mareo, Ellie, Bruce, Bowen, John Paxson Steve Kerr down through history. You've seen these players who step up in a big time situation. Now it could be up to the role players if the raptors are going to win this series. I know what I'm getting out of Kawhi Leonard. Now, I might have to get an incredible performance out of quiet where he's scoring forty, but I need to have somebody who's consistent and that's the issue with the raptors. That's my biggest concern. I don't have somebody I can count on every night. And then you have the warriors. You know that's a banged up. Roster Quinn cook comes in L font. So mckinney. With Toronto does Fred van Vliet step up. I don't know if I can count on him. I can't count on Kyle Lowry. Siaka was great and game one Gonzalo great in game one. But if you're gonna play in the finals and played a high level and win a championship you have to have players you can count on during the regular season. We don't even when's the last time you mentioned Andre Egal's name during the regular season. You can't remember but in the playoffs, all of a sudden, oh, under dollar. Nice play big moment. It's like Robert Oriole, regular season, nosy nine points, the postseason, all of a sudden, wow. Get the ball to Robert ory, the guy go-to guy, Robert ory. Yes. Mclovin. People are calling, etc. Hall of Famer a lot. There's a big movement on Twitter. He's got a little more all-star look at the numbers there. Yeah. But he had the he was all star before he got to Golden State. Unlike Oreo never scored a lot. Yeah. He was. He was a big time score with Philadelphia. Yeah. Pulling he was an all star before he got the Golden State once times he he's got a nice career twelve points, five rebounds. He's a hall of fame career. Good NBA player who got a second life as a high end role player. He's got these championships. But that doesn't make you a hall of Famer to Draymond. It's gonna have. Twelve points a game for his career. And he'll be hall favor dream on greens, a better player. Draymond green is can give you triple double. Andre Udal isn't doing that. Draymond green is a very good defender. If you put your name on green early in his career in the spot where economic was in Philly. Draymond wouldn't be as good as etc. Draymond nobody's different easily iguanas scorer. If trae about have been drafted by the pistons, he would not be a hall favor. Okay. But he was drafted by Golden State. But I'm saying it's not clear that he's a better player than etc. I've been different player. Yeah. He's a different player. He's already a three-time all-star. Has he won defensive player of the year? I think he's got a defensive player of the year, doesn't he? Yeah. But you know what I mean? Like it's he's in the right place at the right time. I know. But. Egwu. Donna was at the right place. Right. Time to win these championships. Yeah, no I mean he wasn't going to say there's no way, we would bring up hall favor. The dollar was playing with the Phoenix Suns right now, nobody would say would mention his name, you wouldn't have said anything about him in the last couple of years. He gets an opportunity on a big stage, but he does produce on a big states. This same with ory, you know, Robert ory came out of Alabama was a good player, but, you know, big time. Bob, you, you know, there was a game online, and he was your go to guy. It's because they gave him the opportunity to take those shots. The defense focused on some of the other players with San Antonio, and big time. Bob hit those hit those shots. You know, Paxton hit his shot with the bulls. Steve Kerr hit a shot with the bulls go down through history. It feels like all of these teams have that guy who steps up or one of those guys who steps up. Yeah. List of unsung NBA finals heroes. There's one name on there that I knew would get you mad who the me. Media fell in love with one postseason and you're like I don't know. Della Vedova San finals heroes. Oh, good number. We every day with, like drop or hit somebody's somebody. Oh, you know, delve giove-a. He's a Steph curry stopper. I'm going, no. He's not. That was the I'd take deli on my team any day over kyri. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. No, no, no, no easy, folks, there delis a nice little player. And that's all he is a nice little player. Yeah. He's inside Steph Curry's yet is frustrating. Steph curry, okay, good luck with that. He had the worst form has the worst form three point. It goes in once in a while though. Yeah, fritzy you to set me bigshot Bah that you were saying big time. Bob. I think he's more big shot. I also say bigshot Bah. Okay. I mean you got here late today. Yeah. I don't I don't know if you really all in with us today, you kind of, you got your late, didn't you? Well, you know why? Well, you know he had a Latin honors ceremonial. That's right. Yeah. Fritzy's kids are doing well in school. And fritzy reminds us that our kids aren't or didn't do that. Well, in school, the Email could have been I have a family matter to take care of Albion a little bit late or just a minute or two late. Yeah. It was a dossier of highlights of their college. Highschool grade school career daughter. Yeah. It was. Go to just been. Hey, got a family function. And I'll be in a little bit later. It was my daughter medal, for the Russian to share a positive thing going on and on positive and flicked poorly, not every positive moment, not every, I've sent you a nice picture of her with a metal special rush. Russian what I thought you'd appreciate and get a kick out, which I think he did it wasn't meant to make everyone analyze where their children are on the economic. Some of us have ceased student children. I mean, no names, but some of us have C student. But if my if my Email text, unlike your kids. Term like when you capitalize that she wanna gold medal in Russian. I mean you didn't need to capitalize just being a proud dad, and, you know, we're all together all these years, personal thing to show. But I did say bigshot Bob, and then I went big time bomb. Okay. I didn't hear the big shop up. Yeah. But you did hear your daughter's name when they said. Bigshot Bob and Russian now. Yes. I would like to think she could you know what I would say ton is does Fedun you go. Okay. Freshman seems like an interesting language for child. Take like, as far as daily usage or Latin which one was it for the I she may wanna his sorry it was Russian. But what about Latin Lindsey Russian award Jordan, one Latin and? To clarify the language awards that a flying all over the place. I don't listen to these guys, you'd just be proud of your kids, isn't it? Mean that's just a is it? Or is it mean what you were doing to us? It's not what I said, a little note, saying, I think you called them big, big time, Bobby met. Big shot, Bob. And because you said big shop up, and I missed that one to became came in late. You're more worried about your kids metals. You're reminding us all how our kids have been one in the academic awards. Paul, how are your daughters doing since you asked, and my daughter is getting a C strong C in English language to mass. All right. I like that. All right. All right. She's not gonna win jeopardy with a C N L. But you don't see an English major one. Left turn. I'm just saying, I'm in England major I focused on Shakespeare Emma, who won jeopardy also Shakespeare boozer. Well, you know, conspiracy theories there that maybe jeopardy James through it like, if Todd's kids were on their Russian or Latin, there's final jeopardy. The Dan Patrick show brought to you by legalzoom. They're extending their friends and family discount as legalzoom dot com. Now, use the promo code Patrick save ten percent with legalzoom friends and family discount. Legalzoom where life meets legal three on three tournament starts later today. Right after the show danettes. Game ready got their gear on and that'll be a twelve thirty eastern you can watch the three on three league on the Dan Patrick show app. Is it not suitable for children? They have those warnings. It's not suitable for basketball purist. Let's put it that way. That might be the best way to go about this. We need to have a warning of content James day. Smith. Just died again. Yeah. Did you know that James Naismith born in Canada? Seriously? And we acquired him would we I think somehow Kansas got him. I don't know how Jimmy Naismith ended up coming here to the United States and. Introducing us to basketball. Yes. So basketball is a Canadian game and they have hockey to how. And they had Andrew Wiggins and RJ Barrett didn't they invent maple syrup. I mean, they've got everything up there. They invented maple syrup L. Let's give it to him, though. And niceness. They are very nice. And they've Drake you SETV was a great strengths, not necessarily nice like he, he doesn't fit. He would he would fit in with other cities suicide for copyrighting the game. That's a reference. Oh, he's suing all company. That's right. Nike. Yeah. Because of the claw. He came up with the logo in apparently Nike trademark did in and I love the Colli wears new balance. It just doesn't it feel like that? That would be the issue like, you know, it's, it's very practical. It's, it's nice comfortable and I wear new balance. They have fair prices, you know, made in the US. All right. We'll hear from Roger Goodell the Commissioner the omnipresent Commissioner, except on this show. He will join us well down, just by an interview say, yeah. He's not joining us, but through a soundbite, we'll have the Commissioner talking about, maybe it's time to reduce the preseason. You know something's up, you know the, the, the Commissioner doesn't go, you know, on second thought maybe these preseason games are meaningless, and we shouldn't we shouldn't be putting these players through it. How about we cut down on preseason which we've been saying, forever have controlled scrimmages have two preseason games, don't price gouge everybody? And then maybe you can add another regular season game. And then you add another postseason game. I'm guessing that's the end game here. But in, by the way, you know who wants the eighteen game schedule more than anybody? Anybody? I'm gonna make your way I'm gonna make you. Wait Todd dude made you wait earlier today. Yeah. And maybe my kids will do something I'm really proud of. And I'll send you a little note here during the commercial. I'm glad you clarified the whole, we're gonna play a sound bite from Roger Goodell because minute shows the play the you'll hear from going to be a guest. Oh, I know. I'm in on those Joe here from Tom Brady net. Yes. Yeah, it's a cut from the local reporter iae. Thanks. We'll take a break here. Bill plaschke's from the LA times. And if you're Laker fan, you wanna listen to this eighteen after the hour. This is the Dan Patrick show. What's better than saving money? How about saving money twice. That's exactly what you'll do when you buy brother investment tank printer. During brothers incredible savings event. I save up to fifty dollars on the purchase price of select investment tank printers, now until June fifteenth up to fifty dollars off, brother investment tank, printers are great printers loaded with amazing features and each includes your choice of up to one or two years of ink, right? 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I have to add one more postseason berth it feels like to add another wildcard because you can't have these dead games, you could have games from, you know, weeks, fourteen through eighteen that are meaningless for a tea or two teams playing one another and that's dead. I mean you can get ratings because it's football and there's fantasy but, you know, you're going to have some bad football meaningless football in there and the NFL trying to prevent that. But you know, cut the preseason in half. Nobody complains about that. And the players aren't fans aren't you know, because you price Coutts the fans with preseason with these tickets. And if you're going to add to more regular season games, I thought. Maybe one more regular season game. And then after that you could do you could expand the postseason with one more wild card berth. Here is the Commissioner Roger Goodell yesterday. I've been pretty strong on our preseason it, you know, I think things evolve over the years. I'm not sure you know, talking to coaches four preseason games is necessary anymore to, to get ready for a season to evaluate players to develop place. There are other ways of doing that. We've had a lot of discussions about that. And, you know, I feel like what we should be doing is always the highest call. And I'm not sure preseason games tech level rate. Okay. Why are we just stumbling upon this, this has been going on for quite some time? Yep. I believe this is how the NFL does it. They see what the people want over the course of time. And then they figure out a way now's the time to do it when all the public sentiment is against preseason games expanded season. Now, Goodell just drops it casually in June. And he knows what the reaction will be. It'll be great. Yeah. Time let's do it. Yeah. Hey, let's get rid of a couple of preseason games and then the NFL's now progressive the reactive. Yeah. And they react to the good wishes of the fans generally. Yeah, you just kind of put it out there and the Commissioner knows what this is going to do. But I know that, you know trying to expand the regular season eighteen games, I don't know who's against this other than the players might be just because, you know you're extending yourself for two more games in an already brutal sport. If you said contracts were guaranteed if I'm a player Mike contracts guaranteed. Okay, I'll sign up for eighteen games. But the NFL can't have it both ways. Hey, we want to protect these players. Meanwhile we want you to play to more regular season games. And we. Might have another wild card berth here as well. That might be a little tougher, but I'm told I was told by somebody involved in this. Absolutely. No way that the players would agree to eighteen game regular season. Schedule. Yep. Oh if I were a young NFL player like a borderline player who's making what five or six hundred grand a year. And you told me I got a probably three or four year career like most of these guys I guess I could pick up to extra game checks over the course of that three or four year. Career. That's, that's a good chunk of dough. I'm going to get beat up either way, I'd rather get paid as well. I think I think that's what a young guy would think. But if I'm one of these marquee guys, I don't want to sign a free team games. But, you know, we'll, we'll talk a little bit more about that. I wanna bring in Bill plaschke's kind enough to join us LA times columnist and contributor to ESPN's around the horn. Good morning, Bill. How are you? Good. Yeah. Can Lakers play eighteen. What do you think of that? You know, the NFL was so strategic and everything that they do the Commissioner comes out and says, you know what we're going to maybe look at preseason and maybe cut it in half here. What's the endgame here? Do you think what the Commissioner and the NFL? There's more money, right? They're trying to get more money out of the TV partners and drag money, other sponsors. I think it's crazy. I think you're right. I don't know why the players would agree to that. And I know you're saying some of the young players might, but this is it happened to league Cl fame could care about the players health, and then add two more games to two more serious games to this. I think that's Serdaly, especially with not contracts. So, yeah, I think it's a money grabbing. I don't see an hope the players union strong enough to say no to this. I can't imagine. They would say, yes, how do you think last year's season by the Rams affected the fan base or the potential for new fans for the Rams in Los Angeles. I think it I think it helped, I think they Wade into didn't help very much and it was like a lot of fancy. Yep. See, I told you so we shouldn't have been rampant in the first place. But I think yeah, I think it gathered up some steam and some momentum it's still a long way away. I mean, there's still there's still the, the, the third, if not the fourteen in probably the fourteen in town. And so there's still it was weird. If see them in, in a Super Bowl, and yet you still got noun headline by the dodgers, Lakers, and USC football. So I think it's slow. And I think once they moved to the new stadium in twenty twenty it'll probably pick up and probably gain more traction. But it still it helped, but it's not there yet. All right. Let me get to the Lakers here and, you know, I'm reading your column, it felt little doom and gloom ish there that if you don't pick up a couple of free agents does LeBron look around and go wait a minute here. What am I doing as I want to try to win? At least one more championship here. What do you think is realistic, if you're a Laker fan and you're listening? And what do you what do you think is realistic that you can tell them that happens this off season? Boy, I don't know you know, what, nobody knows because of all the people who are more, nobody knows I think realistically, they, you know, I know the Lakers believe that if they don't get they don't hit a home run here. Lebron's going to be good rob go check out and whether that means. And she will ask out, whether they have to trade him, or whether he'll just, just, you know, emotionally detached Matisse, and it'd be the next two years, long years of their lives. They're not sure but they're, they're pretty convinced. He's check it out if, if they strike out, so I'm thinking, they're thinking they needed bring in a kyri, which is which is possible. Kevin Durant, which is not possible, quite Leonard still possible. I think or Anthony Davis. I think one of those four names are pretty much about the only thing I don't think Jimmy Butler is going to do it. And I don't think trading for Bradley Beal is gonna do it. I think one of those four names is the only thing only sure bet they can have. And those are both those are really swinging. It will low, you know, you know low pitches. It's a it's a it's a really it's a tough grind for them right now. And I, I don't I don't know if they could do it, and I don't think Laker fans aren't sure they can do it. And I don't think anybody knows that they can do it Bill. But I'm curious about this, that I keep hearing people say, well, Kyrie could end up with. The lakers. I'm just looking at this from a common sense perspective of. Okay. Maybe he joins LeBron but also doesn't he want the most money possible doesn't he won a sign and trade. If you're Boston don't you wanna do assign in trade? So you get something in return. And if you're you're going to be selfish and one as much money as possible is he leaving thirty forty fifty million dollars on the table just to play with LeBron. Well, we said we would carry leave an NBA championship team just to be as old man. He did that right? So he's, he's a wild card. We have no idea what he's doing. So I don't think you can say anything about about him have it make any predictions about what he's doing. And I think, you know, I think he realized on his own being a leader, he's better being the second guy. And I think he realized that, and I think that's why that's what makes the latest attracted to. I think he realized the pretty good with abroad, and he could work out here and this could work out here if he came out here, this could work, this would satisfy. Fans would satisfy LeBron, the keep all their young players for for, you know, for trade that the couples per team, I'd that could work kyri could work out here. I think that's their best. That's our best option. That's their best hope. But then see co I can't quite coming there. No, I don't. I just think is personality where I you know, the, you know, can go to Los Angeles. But that doesn't mean he's going to the trendy spots. It feels like you know, he could go to, you know, a drive through restaurant or you know, fast food he would be fun out. It's called. Oh, come on. But I also wonder with you know, then what do you do with Lonzo ball? If you bring in kyri that'll care, I don't. I would trade him, I would trade him for for like the drafts or there's talk about about. You know, trading him to get like a draft pick or something, and get the dot trade, right? Trading right now. He's fragile, he's brittle. He has a lot of baggage with him. And he has he has improved. He can play in the NBA, if you ask me, and, and I think were you drafted him. He member, he was magic guy. You know, magic match sky Magic's going now I think that, that wills are off Lonzo ball, but yeah, I don't think that's the only if you weren't one second about him. You know, the, the magic thing, and I spoke publicly about it that if you're going to have him on ESPN and talk to him about what happened there behind the scenes, then at least have the writer on your own writer, who wrote all of this about magic, I guess I still came away saying, you know, there's no culpability with magic with what happened with the Lakers. I just wanted him to say you know what I made these mistakes here, it felt like everybody else made mistakes. But Magic Johnson what was your big or what is your big takeaway from, you know, his exit strategy very, very disappointing. Very disappointing. There's nobody with him at all. There's no self revelation with him. He doesn't understand how he comes across. He said, he loves the Lakers. And then he ripped some, you know, public rips at every turn, and I realize everything he said, is true. Everything you said was true. You can't say that in house, you know, if you wanna quit, you have to grab me by the shoulders. Okay. Be able to have the press conference right now I quit, which is exactly what happened in the hallway there, don't you? Well, you're owner. I, I just think it was disappointing the way and I think the shine is off. You know his glow out here. I think people remember a lot of people who never saw him play a lot of kids never saw him play. And they see him only as a businessman in his a bit fail basketball executive. And they think he's just see comes across as being selfish. He's hurting to lease Horder Lakers. And I've, I've written several calls telling him to just zip it just zip it just in fact up on the shoulder. They'll probably he said something you have you on the show because he said some of those last night, every day you're waking up you say what you say and what's he doing now and, you know, he's still by the way, you know, he's still consulting with Jeanie. She still calls him for. So that's amazing thing about it. He you know, he walks out on him and they still use his advice. I guarantee you, I'd guarantee to make a big bridge and signing this summer. He'll he'll take credit for it, and they'll probably deserve credit for it because because he's still involved. But I would think Koby would be my Trump card here. My, my missing something on. This Bill it'll be doesn't Koby wants nothing to do with his mess. He's moved on. He wants nothing to do. And he's told people close to be I would keep my name out of this. I'm I'm, you know, busy winning Academy Awards and Emmys and all that stuff. And, and, and no way. No, he's for the minute. I'm you know, I, I spoke to copy like two days after his retirement, we talk about some stuff and he's like, I'm done. I'm done with basketball. I mean I'm outta here, and he's really remained tree. He's more interested in the WNBA right now with his daughter, you know, daughters, being basketball players, he's not, you know, everybody thinks he's going to come to the rescue. He has no interest in rescuing anybody. But it would've put himself. Yeah. Just feels like you know, these, these players today they still have such great admiration for Kobe that if you could play that Trump card. And I, I would go to that as often as I could instead of matching Johnson. Well, the problem is, you know, don't forget Coby was involved when he played in free agent. You know, and trying to get to White Hart and try to get Marcus Aldridge. Yeah. And he called him to room. And, and he would yell at these guys. They come to the Lakers. You'll never be me, but you gotta bust your butt in me a chance. Guys, walk out of the room shaken and scared and weak. And they said, we're not gonna play this guy. So I'm not so sure that now if you wanted to do that, not really a good idea. I don't think but I thought that he is he working out the younger players. I, I was told that, that he does he does help some of these younger players. We, we have seen that maybe his private. We have not seen that. Okay. What he does. You know he is. He is, you know, again, he's, he's he has I'll tell you what his image has risen in remarkably. Of course, both loved him anyway. But since the Broncos game they're like, oh my God. You know, even more so than ever LeBron has. No Kobe Kobe you know what I'm saying? Kobe's mythology got even greater last year like Koby wouldn't do that probably wouldn't have done that Kobi's not that even even people don't like him. Love him now. But, again, the more beloved he is. The more he stays away. Yeah. They missed the playoffs last six years in five of those were with Kobe involved, somehow someway. No. But, you know this last year, maybe, you know, member Kobie last time we lived into the playoffs, he, he, he, he warned stuff out so much, he towards the keillor's on the last day and got him in there and carry them in there. And Brian wouldn't do that in the Brian couldn't do that wouldn't do that. And that drove grants crazy. No fans fans last thing they remember him on the court is sixty point retirement game. I mean, that was such a greatest, India neighboring, so no, no. He's he's like a tip line out here. Now, people just absolutely adore him and and been set. Probably probably one of the reasons you don't want to get back into it. You guys he's he's really beloved. Now, you then want to besmirch that by going in there and scaring away. Some poor free agent again. But do you think that the honeymoon is over for LeBron with Laker fans? Oh, yeah. Absolutely. It's way, it's way over all fans. In fact, if you if you took a poll right now, I would say, a lot lot of would say it's okay to trade him. Have I've talked to people wondering what would think if we try? To them, they'd be fine with it. If they got some something back and got that got their franchise back got their kids back out there. Future back got their Laker culture back if they traded him. Yeah. Absolutely. I was there, you know, with Van Gundy. I, I said, look, I, I would really consider trading him if I could get Anthony Davis. And I like if I can get ten years, younger, eight years, younger, I and I can build some players around this. I can get rid of the, the circus, you know, feeling to this man. I'd strongly consider that Bill O. I figure if we're sitting there, June fifteenth and have nobody, I think they've got a they've got to do it. And not sure what who will take him somebody's gonna take on James somebody will take them off their hands. They'll get the draft picks. I would do it in a heartbeat in absolute heartbeat. And Jeff all Van Gundy said what a lot of Elliot had been thinking is that is that and, you know, they've been afraid to admit to themselves that you know what this didn't work out. Get out of it. Earl two sooner the better. So, yeah. That's absolute possibility. Do you think LeBron's his career is a Laker? At this point. No, I don't see that. I just I don't see it. I don't see it working out this summer. I don't see it they'd have to really make a big big hit and I just don't see that. But as with everything you could be wrong because again, you know, you'll remember the Bronx came here for LA. You didn't come here for the Lakers game or for LA to live in LA. And at the basketball is going bad. He'll just go play basketball somewhere else. Thank you, Bill. Appreciate you a great, thank you. That's Bill scale they times columnist and contributor to around the horn. We'll come up with a poll question. I believe, mclovin. 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There's another guy who is the all time money winner who played a lot of special events. I can't remember his name. Yeah. But so there are three guys. I just thought that whole tower may think I'll play the long game here in a nine I'm just short of Jennings. Maybe that makes you a one, I don't really think he dumped that was courtesy of ABC jeopardy last night play of the day is brought to you by how do you become the number one driver on major tours worldwide? The epic flash using artificial intell-. Agence to deliver unheard of Boll speed own the t box like the pros build your own epic flange driver today. Callaway golf dot com will come up with a poll question. Some people on Twitter wanted to know because I said that Alex trebek's will tape maybe five or six shows in one day he'll come in for a week and do thirty shows and or you might do two weeks in a row. And then you got sixty shows because Alex works about, I think fifty days doing shows now does other days with promotional Bill responsibilities, obligations. But he'll work about fifty days, doing all of those shows and then he has the time off people wanted to know if he wore the same suit. No, what happens and I did this on sports jeopardy. Same format. You do a show you come off stage. You've got about fifteen minutes before the next show change into another suit, and then you go back out and then you do your. Next game. You'll look at these store deal the game boards, you'll get to look at that and then they take it out and they'll put it on the podium. So when you come out that game board is there with all the clues there and what you'll see is every category and all the clues and the answers there and Alex to be able to do that, just to have all of that information, even though it's there in front of him to be able to have, you know, be able to pronounce things correctly to be able to do it in such a fashion. I when I watched it when I did it and understanding what Alex trebek's does. I was blown away. It is he makes it look, so easy, and it's not, and I'm dealing with sports, which I know he's got all of these. He's got the world. He's got every category, and to be able to do it in, in a seamless way. It's the hardest job. I think there is certainly with game shows, and one of the hardest jobs that you'll have in TV the apple now you did that show and you, you tape a bunch of one day, and there a guy. In Vinnie on your show. 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Top 10 Moments in Canadian Basketball

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Top 10 Moments in Canadian Basketball

"We know. How. took. Morning sweet rural than welcome to the no dunks podcast on the athletic network. It's Tuesday June thirtieth, but honestly let's just call it. July first because we're here today to celebrate Canada Day I'm Jay skeets alongside me, wearing his red and white task Melles old baby. It's great to be here on July. First we got the bearded one are honorable. Canadian lumberjack Trey Kerby. Oh Hey. Got The international man of mystery, taking it to the Max convenience store Leila's friend. You can imagine while sipping on a Caesar because it's before eleven am JD. Hey Ho. We got a special guest today, guys. He's a staff writer for the athletic covering the Toronto Raptors he reps the five one nine. He's a good old Canadian boy. It's Blake Murphy. What's Up Lake? Guys how are you good man very excited to have you on here because we got something pretty fun in store for today's podcast tomorrow July first it is candidate day, which is a holiday to celebrate country. Show off our national pride, so I reached out to Blake late last week we had a little. A little twitter brainstorming session over what we could do to celebrate the Big Day and we decided. It can be pretty fun to look at the top ten moments in Canadian basketball history, and here's the fun little twist to this Blake. You actually wrote this bad boy up the actual. Will drop tomorrow on July first on the athletics that correct yet when you wake up July first it'll be okay. I love that so this we can look at this as a podcast exclusive is that? Is that fair? Absolutely okay? Good the other wrinkle to this the rest of the boys here the Young Boys Tass, T K Lee. Jd, you guys have no idea what the list actually is. You're going to be hearing and reacting to it for the first time. So this could be fun. I'll introduce each moment here on the top ten moments a Canadian Basketball History Blake. You'll explain your reasoning. Maybe go through the the details behind it, and then the rest of the guys can sort of ask questions debate where it is on the list. What's to come and all that? Is there anything we need to know in advance? Blake before we jump into the list list the only thing I'll say. Say. Is that when I? When we brainstormed in skeets you, you help me out with this in tagged in Doug Smith Ryan We'll stat and Laurie ewing as well. I just make sure you know a few other. Canadian Canadian media voices made sure I didn't Miss Anything what I did is we could have ranked like fifty moments or something like that so I tried to Kinda group similar moments together, so you might see. One of the moments being ranked may have something to do with the Canadian women's national team, and that will in an honorable mention section have other moments from the Canadian women's national team rather than you know, they hold three spots, and that's wanting or something like that, so some similar events will be grouped together, and we can debate which one should have represented that group better, but it's not you know it's not like a one through fifty ranking of each individual event necessary. Okay, okay, good stuff all right. Let's get into it. It's the top ten moments in Canadian Basketball History at number ten gentlemen. James naismith invents basketball. We wouldn't even have the other nine on this list if it wasn't for Naismith, but he comes in here at number ten. Let's the reasoning. Yeah. I mean the first thing. Is You your sports probably not very good if it's simple, invention is the best moment in sports history I a sports, being insensitive means that great moments are GonNa follow he also I- docked James Naismith a couple of. Of points here, because technically created the sport in the United States, he created in Springfield Massachusetts which began the Raptor Celtics rivalry one hundred twenty nine years ago without without knowing it he did get bonus points for skeets. You reminded me of the heritage minute about basketball with the the man on the ladder and the peach baskets. Anyone here in Canada has surely seen it a thousand times. Just test, remember that commercial. You said that Canadians have seen that a thousand times. I think we've mentioned that a thousand times on this podcast. It's up on that ladder with the broomstick pokes it right through that peach basket, and it pops right back up James Naismith, who I think? He yells no tripling Yup. Past past that rock wasn't called Iraq back then it was to smooth. It was to smooth to Iraq back then. It was just a nice piece of leather, no No grip on that thing way back then. What's what's number? Nine zipper number eight? Canadians invented some great stuff was James. Naismith of fake Canadian. That's my question. Blake. Because like you, said the game. It's invented in the states. Yes, he's from. Where's he from El, Monte Ontario. Where they held a drastic park during the raptors finals run by the way Oh, really. There's like how many people live in thousand or something. Our Ben Gulliver wrote a story about he went Talamante right? Yeah, that's true Gulliver did there must be like a little museum there you know in in honor of James. Nathan, but just say. He's a fake Canadian because I'd never heard James. Really. Beaten his chest how Canadian he was. Just want to say. A little fake to spend a lot of time around all. Yeah. I mean I will based on his Canadian Encyclopedia Entry. He was a five sport athlete at McGill. At least says the the Canadian collegiate athletic background. Okay all right Lee. What do you remember James Naismith know of him? On learning it all right now, yeah, know he's the guy who just invented possible. He invented the first. He wrote the first book on Basketball I. Believe as well so. Now look he deserves to be on this list for sure. Little lucky be number ten day, but. If it wasn't for him. Then who knows what sport? We'd be talking about right now on this crazy podcast on a on a Tuesday morning, but yeah. Yeah he's. He's synonymous with basketball in Canadian. Canadian basketball I. Guess Yeah Yeah you had to get him on this list you did. Put them in the right spot here, Blake. You gotTA started here and again none of. The subsequent wouldn't happen without him. Really so this is perfect. Let me let me ask trae something being the the lone American here on the call. Do you think more people think James Naismith is American than Canadian here in the US guaranteed. Basketball was invented at a YMCA. You know there's nothing more American than a Ymca, and he's very associated with Kansas as well. I think you're going to be opening. Some people's is the fact alone that James. Naismith was Canadian even if even was A. You know got you know we will take James May Smith. You guys can have Matt Bonner. I think it's fair. Tread luck I want see his birth certificate okay. I convinced and skeets. Didn't we went through? This wasn't hit the his James Naismith grandson's grandson. Great grandson at the First Toronto Raptors game in Nineteen Ninety five. That's exactly right task. I don't yeah. You're right I. Don't know what what level of grandson he was or what the actual relationship was to james NASA's, but yeah they they brought out his name was Jeffrey. Wearing a tie, young kid at the time to throw up the inaugural ball there for the first game. It is in Toronto Raptors history. Yeah, good call good memory all right. Next one number nine on our list. Anthony Bennett and Andrew. Wiggins are selected number one in the NBA draft in consecutive years back in two, thousand, thirteen and fourteen blake. Yeah I know this one because of the names and the fact that those number one picks exactly delivered on that number. One pick status is. You know it's not the picks themselves necessarily, but what representative of the growth of the Canadian talent pool, obviously there was not a really long history of Canadians being drafted in the NBA Leo routes actually pave the way back in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three, as the first Canadian to be taken in the first round, and then you know Tristan Thompson kind of pushed it a level further in two thousand eleven as the first lottery pick fourth overall, but but this a Canadian being taken not just number one of all Anthony Bennett, but in consecutive years. was kind of this signpost. This this kind of first wave of Carter effect Canadian basketball talent. was coming and you know core Joseph. First round in one of those years in you started to see the number of Canadians in the league swell. In the honorable mention section here in the article I also mentioned that. One of the ways we have gone with this one is the six Canadians being selected in the two thousand and nineteen draft or Michael Mulder becoming the twenty second Canadian in the NBA this year I. Bennett wiggins, because being the number, one pick is so high profile. This one's really about the growth of Canadian talent in the sport. Michael Muller outta nowhere to Canada and bed. The X. Files as well. One nine legend Michael Malda Yeah Right. Yeah, this one is tough, though because of the names like you, said especially the Fanie Bennett. Let's just be honest. It's like you know. Obviously had a super disappointing injuries came into play a little bit, but getting cut left and right there, and and not turning into any sort of number. One pick like a lot of people think he's maybe the biggest bust right in NBA on the shortlist. Yeah, I mean who's worse than Him who's been worse than him? As the number one pick that's actually play. Not Really I mean. kwami was nowhere near that bad. Probably say the candyman before anybody else, but yeah, but even candy was candidates. Yeah, he played I. Mean The thing we've Bennett is known at even heard of him really I don't think either entry weekends. We knew that he a couple of years before the draft, and there was no real shock when he number one but Bennett was a shock to everybody including Bennett on the night. Yeah, and this one. This one's Kinda had an impact on the way. People perceive Canadian talent to I. Think like I I've done you know. Prior to my time at the athletic I, did feature at one point on RJ Barrett about him coming up as the next prospect and the response was basically just like. Oh, here we go again another Canadian at number one that's not going to deliver it, and even like like. Canada has one of the top teenage prospects in Elijah. Fisher and he's already starting to get some of that, too. It's almost kind of backwards that it's the Canadians who have been drafted the highest that haven't delivered meanwhile all these under draft. UNDRAFTED Canadians are. Pushing the League Jomo Murray, and and Shea were were high pick still, but you've got six or seven undrafted Canadians in the league, so the number one picks have not done. Have not done a great job representing on what they're supposed to stand for. Here I admit yeah, no, you're absolutely right. Yeah, two, thousand, eighteen, you wrote. The title was Blake. The World Best Middle School Basketball Player, and he's an Toronto Middle School kids like what thirteen or fourteen years old. I mean look I I'll be completely honest. I wasn't like the most comfortable writing a story on on a fourteen year old, but it was part of this big series on. The high rising youth that vice was doing at the time, so I went out to the school in like sat with him and his coach, and his teammates and stuff. It was cool I obviously in the back of my head I was like this kids fourteen years old. We don't know what he's going to be like. At Seventeen, let alone twenty one and like already like he stopped growing as. As much as people thought and that's but like at the time I did that story. He was like one, too with with brawny as like the the top prospects in that class, but it is like it's ridiculous that we try to project these things out that far for sure. Yeah, yeah, do we do? We have an update on them on Fisher like we I. Guess He's only what sixteen. Yeah, he still license. Still a ways away from being on the prospect right, you know maybe if they if they changed the the one and done rule or something like that right now. He's class of twenty twenty. Three is the expectation, so he's a while away. Okay task. The question with this I think is what is it more impressive like? Would you give more weight to Tristan Thompson? Like Blake? Said being the first Canadian lottery, pick going forth overall very high in thousand eleven, or yeah, the number one nod in back to back years, even if the guys have not flourished in the NBA. I'm going to try and stay away from insulting. These guys because they are the number one picks these last two in the best basketball league in the world I think we have to remember that part that is pretty incredible when you think about it, I just went when I think about all those guys. I sort of just lump them all together because I start thinking about the Carter effect because those guys were. In there definitely their They'RE YOUNG YEARS Anthony! Bennett was about five Vince Carter was drafted and Andrew Wiggins was only three These guys were impressionable at at that age and so three probably not three, but has Vince Carter got. Older that is Vince. Carter effect in Toronto, and and I know I speak from our experience in up in Toronto. Likely said earlier. If naismith doesn't invent the game of basketball, what are we talking about here? I know Vince. Carter isn't drafted I. AM Talking About Basketball Right now if he doesn't come to Toronto is Andrew Wiggins Anthony Benner Tristan, Thompson have. I doubt it. I doubt all three would be in that category not to take away from their athletic nature or their drive, and all that, but that's where my mind goes before insulting their inability to be the best basketball players in the world they are. They're incredible at their sports. I think he got. Let's zoom zoom out for a SEC and remember how great they're also add no one. One is going to care about this but me, but I actually think Anthony. Bennett was going to make his way back to the NBA and make the rockets until he suffered a knee injury and camp, he was one of the best g leaguers the last two years, and like it seemed like he had a real shot that make the rockets he that spot. The Bruno's in now could have been Anthony Bennett. Still believed in benefit but yeah. You're absolutely right. I'll just going to say hearing what you were talking about their tasks. It sounds like if Vince Carter never played for the raptors that you and I with GD would have started the hockey. Jones podcast. Be Now. Talking lease. Let's go getting corner. Fight it out all right during during. If it was a pandemic, we would definitely have a series on foot hockey. Yeah. Hey Blink. You Blink foot hockey, growing up in Ontario yes, or no absolutely yeah, everybody says okay, and now now, what did you do? You played with sort of either that orange sort of puckish ball or a tennis ball right? Yeah, we went tennis ball and the goalie equipment was just like you took your windbreaker off and use that to try to stop. Thank you, thank you blake. This is what I've been trying to tell ruined for the last couple of weeks says I'm crazy. What do you mean used your coat? The you know the goalie equipment? That's exactly what we did. Your schools were soft. Jacket get in front of the ball. Brilliant aren't. Number Eight on our list here. The Toronto Raptors First Home Game, one thousand, nine, hundred, five, already talked about Jeffrey Naismith, throwing the throwing the ball there blake, yeah, this one. This one seems like an obvious one slotted in at number eight on the list. Yeah, it was either this or the the expansion raptors, upsetting the seventy two and ten bulls. Eye Dug Smith suggested that we go with the first home game for the the weight of it and I am not going to. Argue Canadian basketball history with a with Doug Smith? So are we going with the first home game? which it kind of feels incorrect that the raptors won their first home game, they also they held the nets the seventy nine points, even though they ended up being like the second worst defense in basketball that they won their first game one and they're like that's it for the rest of the franchise. History were never winning a game one ever again. Alvin Robertson first basket and a thirty point game. Oh, I know. Yeah, this is always a fun game. Let's throw this at. Let's listen everybody, so let's see if we can get to all ten because I think that's how many raptors played in the game. Let's let's name that inaugural raptors team in game one versus the nets. Let's get the starting lineup task. You start us off and then. Maybe you might need some help. Who knows who knows well? Let's start off with mighty mouse Damon. Was the point guard Damodar Yup. Zam The teams on Zion. That's right. On John, it sounds like Alvin in the House Alvin. Robertson goes for thirty point, seven boards, Simon and Theodore random. WHO also got? On the WHO is who was the three? Is Tracy Murray on the team. He was came off the bench. Keep going Blake. You can play unless you know them. All off the top of your dumb. I looked at the box score when I was right okay? Cheating Carlos Rogers, get the start at all sure attached. Sure did I. Think well. Did he start the three or the four? Debatable. Another big! Another big. Great Look I. Don't know if he actually took the court in a regular season game for the Raptors, but we talked a lot about Vincenzo Esposito. He didn't play Louis Games all off the bench I. Think. It was Ed Pinkney right. Yes, at big me was started. Was John Salley an original member of the. Show here we go. Yeah Him and Tracy. Murray off the bench. We need three more, three, more, three more. Drove whom was the second leading scorer in this game. That's right. That's right also once went for fifty points. Is that right in a game? Am I crazy? Zero Forty? Yeah, ACL. For Forty F- forty. ACL came off the bench. like Blake said at sixteen points good game for him to more Trae, ironically because I know, you're fan of this college team, you should get one of them here. Jimmy King, that's right. I've done minutes. He didn't score one more. You know if I were to lick my finger and put it in your ear. I'd be giving. Out. He came a little bit later. Nice, he's played off. The bench in that first game didn't have a good game. Probably the worst game actually one for seventy. He shot in that. When your ears are spoken with really disappointing to see that Willy, Anderson is not one of his nicknames. Right there on the spot, the woman it is yeah, we'll get it out there, so here's my question. Moving forward in this list. Are we going to see any Vancouver Grizzlies? Love on the top ten moments here. No they get dishonorable. Mention on this one actually for leaving for Memphis after six seasons, I, don't think they had any kind of defining moments or high water mark like almost all of their history is just like it's a board depressing than the Prema- Sira Raptors. which is really hard to do. Yeah, I know like Lee or anybody is. legit pick one Vancouver. Grizzlies moment I don't even know where you would start. What would you pick? Sides maybe their first. Game. I'm trying to. I'm trying to think who was even like the best known player. I guess. I guess three told us a few stories about living in Vancouver when he played up there which. Maybe not for the podcast. Talking tiny. Including The uniforms maybe. Maybe the best thing. That big country finding big country. You see that. Yeah. I did this great. That's what I love that documentary. It's really well done. Yeah not a lot. Shadow the Derek Martin one of the few players to play for both franchises. Call maybe Naismith Cup game would have made it or something like that. What about Benoy? Don't call me, ben Wa Ben. All right. Number seven on our list Steve. Nash Wins Consecutive Mba. MVP's old five, no six coming in at seventh on the list Blake. Yeah! There are some pretty big national team. Moments coming up on the list that Nash was involved in some of those, so the this isn't Nashes only appearance on the list, but I think I. Think was huge about Nashes MVP's. Is that you know Vince Carter obviously got the country and the city more excited about basketball than they ever had been and when Nash did I think. Think especially for the generation of players that followed. Was You know that representation that a Canadian can reach the highest levels of the sport and to this point there have been some some solid Canadians in the NBA, but never anyone who was at this level of dominance and of star power, and really in terms of how he changed the game and I think I I know people aren't. In retrospect aren't fond of his four zero five MVP nod over shack, but if you go back and look his oh six. Oh, seven season when Dirk won, the MVP was like better statistically, and maybe he just didn't get the third in a row because people didn't WanNa give him three in a row, but this one. This one's as much about nashes impact on the game, and and not just here in Canada, but in the NBA entirely you look you look at the way a point guards expected to play now and spread the floor with their own shooting thread, and the his dynamism, a playmaker, and the way, the sun's kind of changed what a modern offense was gonNA look like nashes fingerprints all over the game at the NBA and National Level, any concerns gentlemen with Nash Coming in at seventh is too low for any of you guys. I mean I was expecting Steve Nashes double MVP's to be a little bit higher on the list. He's one of only two Canadians to Ben an all star so I thought that alone would put them in the top five. My only criticism Steve Nash has always been that. He's a little bit to Canadian if he would've shop more like a good American. Steph curry and ten years earlier. But. No, he wants to involve everybody and being nice and build teamwork and chemistry and be a guy. No surprise that he might be interesting. You mentioned about the six seven Blake, because I actually agree with you I think that was his. Is Best Season When he was dominant, but I think because he'd won two in a row. People like there's no way we giving these little white guy, three MVP's it just it just cannot happen. Because it just it's one of those things that's the narrative and voter. Fatigue comes in as well. But yeah, when you look at that first season where he wanted I, mean a purely from a number standpoint, fifteen points and eleven assists a game. I mean that they're tiny numbers for an MVP at the League. Improved again that second thing, but that third one I thought was great, but it's also interesting just how we ended up in Phoenix I mean he was great in Dallas but mark. Cuban thought he was he. Was GonNA play up. Not Be an effective way for the rest of his career, so we didn't want to pay him. And he goes out there and you know leads the sons back to the players wins. The MVP as a Mark Cuban has talked about how he regretted that now, but based on the information they had at the time they were like. We think his backs. GonNa hold up. So said so sad. It is true how crazy it is those numbers when he got two Oh six oh seven. Shooting fifty three percent from the floor and as Blake said they're leading the league in effective field goal percentage for a point guard, but it's true what trace said and I know that's definitely. WanNa Steve Nash's regrets is that he wished she had a little bit more Korean as especially being as accurate a shooter as he was, he never got the twenty points per game. Because you just too nice guy, and maybe if he took over a little bit more. You know who knows I'm not gonNA. Let's not retrospect the Phoenix Suns days, but yeah I know that's if there's any regret at having listened to. Steve Nash the last few years. It's definitely not being a little bit more stuff like to boost those numbers, and and take some pressure off his guys, but the the numbers are ridiculous. When you look back, he can win an MVP or to he. He earned it. I have to point out here in this article, a dishonorable mention Blake writes. That you did not win Mvp when your team defeated the no dunks crew in the semi final on the way to a Raptors Republic Tournament Championship on the Air Canada Centre Practice Court back in two thousand thirteen. You blew my mind. I can't wait for the read this article because you had like. There's there's a link to a photo of us. Guys the Basketball Jones team at the time. All playing in this tournament? Do you remember this? Yes I do I. Don't remember how it ended. They'd like we make the final then we lost in the semifinals. Blake's team Blake you guys You got revenge on revenge on US, right? I remember correctly because we beat you in like the group players only that. Yeah, yeah, the four of you guys. My friend Trevor Yeah. Because Trevor and I were, but we're both playing. Because I was organizing I wasn't really I didn't know if I was even going to play, and then like there were two teams that needed a fifth guy so trevor played with you guys, and I played with the. I coasted as the fifth man on the eventual champions. Trevor Smith the ringer he through our game. Yeah, he was good trey. Kerby, I remember it was great in the group stage to I think you had a game winner in one of the game's. Not Surprising. Classic if you're Canadian, that'd be number four three on this list. Excellent, but I guess since Nashes here. That means we aren't going to be getting specific. Steve Nash Moments in the future for me. I would add twenty ten when he has basically one eye eliminates the spurs by going crazy in the fourth quarter, just bleeding everywhere and iconic moment. I, also had as an honorable mention. One of my favorite raptors games I've ever been when he got so two thousand and seven January two thousand seven gave him the Lionel Conquer Canadian athlete of the Year award before the game, and he had like a pretty mediocre game, and then completely took over in the fourth quarter, and the entire candidates center crowd was cheering for him instead of the Raptors. I Love I mean. Everybody knows my love for Steve Nash, but like how much impact he had a my love basketball, but I do love those memorable, somewhat rare like memorable moments, games in playoffs, situations, or even just regular season games. Where like you said trae he became sort of. More of a Steph Curry, like guy, where he just shot more and took over games, and it's because they were so they were so rare that when he went for thirty or more, it was like Oh. This is special. This is he's actually looking for a shot, and he's seeking out here. Instead of always trying to be the setup man I love that when he sort of just likes now with Don Lemon and it just it just felt like you know. He was an incredible shooter, and finally he's embracing being the score. That is I mean sometimes. It was the team's game plan to kind of make Emma scores. Hooking everybody else up, which is Kinda strange to think about since it's just completely? Opposite of the way that Nash Played Yeah, when it was takeover mode that was that was fun times. A number six here on the list. Oh, a little international ball miracle on hardwood at University Games in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three, this one I think you're going to have to explain for probably the guys in the listeners out there. Blake Yeah I had to do the research on my own, because I was not born in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty three. This is another one where you know Doug Smith. The heavily suggests that this one so I went I went digging in the CBC archives and found an old interview with Jay Triano when he was the coach of the raptors talking about this so this was again the university game, so maybe not quite on the level of other international competitions, but you look at this US roster. Not only did they have Ed Pinkney who we just mentioned earlier. Charles Barkley Karl Malone Kevin. Willis Tony. Who at one point was the all time leading scorer at Duke, so a loaded US team that went five in the group stage with an average margin of victory of almost sixty points per game. In, the semi finals in Edmonton, Canada upsets them eighty, five seventy seven Jack Donahue coaching that Canadian side that ended Jay Triano and and Bill Wennington. And then take it one step further, you know. The miracle on hardwood is the upset of the US in the semifinals to take it one step further candidate then also upset draws in Patrick riches. Yugoslavia team in the gold medal game eighty, three sixty eight I, so they take over the World University Games title on Home Court with two massive upsets in Enro-. Yeah, this one's amazing to me. Because even though and task tell me if I'm wrong, like or growing up basketball fans. I had no idea about this. Like you've never, you never heard about this. In when any sort of Canadian basketball moment or even just sports moment Canadian sports. Moment were being talked about. I didn't know about this. Did you know the University Games I guess? The the radar just just like college. Basketball in the in candidate isn't necessarily on the radar up there. I like Blake. I was introduced to this sort of through Jay Triano because he was. Part of the Canadian coaching circuit and got to the NBA and I just knew he was a fireballer, and so I heard about that you know. He played with long with with Paul Jones I. do believe and Yeah, he he was. Was He was he? steph curry before Steph. Curry I mean there was. A six footer, but he liked to let it fly I'm not sure if you went through the box, scores there, blake but I think he liked. Let let it rip. I could not find box scores, but yes, that's the impression I have of Toronto as a player was. He did not have the same I. E that Steve Nash did when it gets shot selection. Let me, ask you this. Is there even footage of this stuff late? Do No, no I have a lot of trouble and you know there's a there are some clips on youtube that are grainy and in and not in English I ended up. I tried to find clips of all of these events to include in the article this one I just ended up including TV. TV interview with Jay Triano where he goes into it a little bit, I really hard to find details again relied on Doug and and some old CBC. Archival articles for this one, but you know it's a there are some other Canadian youth moments here to like I i. was it was kind of a coin? Toss for me between this and when the candidate. Led by RJ, won their first fiba gold medal, two thousand, seventeen, I remember being at Summer League like Brady Heslop, coming up and watching it over my shoulder. In the semi finals I think and then like at the raptors practice facility like Dwayne. Casey asking about what was happening, so that one was close, but I think the the double upset here. Even if we can't actually see it hopefully, you know hopefully there's some CBC or basketball DOT CA. Archive footage that now. I can send our way after hearing this. We know if the referees in those games would neutral la with. Jerry. Jerry Sir. Yeah. You. By eight and fifteen so I don't know. Maybe the US game, but the sounds like they earned that Yugoslavia Win Blake. I've heard some of the players on the United States team blamed this loss on a Canadian operative coming into the locker room and telling them James Naismith. Is Canadian American really put them out if that's true. Yeah I can't confirm it, but that's long been the conspiracy theory, if you. If you go really really deep on NBA. Read a message for us. You can find those trade. Don't we have like some weird going that we made like? That team, Canada would eventually beat like whatever version of the Dream Team America had going in an international game I sorta got I was like twenty eight men A. Twenty dollars in the future riding on a game. We've got a lot of bats centered around Canadian basketball, but don't pay off for two to six years. No doubt a lot. We gotta take a quick break. From sponsor, but lots more silica. Look. Twenty twenty has been relentless. And it's not gonNA stop anytime sued. Real issues are not stopping, and ideally they should, but we need to get our minds under control to be able to combat these issues. I know it is hard. But I may have tip. Enter Sunday scary. Sunday scares are specially formulated CBD gummy vitamins that are consumable and easy to take on the go. 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This one's really the vote for all of the Carter effect and we talked a lot about it and talking about Bennett and Wiggin's interest in Thomson and the impact that Vince Carter had there and I think you know the slam dunk contest win is the thing that best captures everything Carter met not just to the raptors, but to the league that time not only is it? You know this phenomenal dunk contest performance that you can pick apart from what was the best dunker has anyone Zach Levine and Aaron, Gordon Ever Vermont, or what the best fan reaction is. there. There's no end to the conversation enjoyment. You can get from the dunk contest and E-. You know even if the the Weiss's dunk is a little more prominent outside a the NBA circles This is kind of the moment. Where Carter's Starwood was at its highest, and because Vince was at this point know there was no cooler player than Vince Carter. At this point, there was no more must see player and that meant that the raptors were. Were one of these on the rise teams in the NBA for a team that had been you know gone through a tough first couple of years in a kind of settled into maybe being an afterthought in the league, this was so important to the to the long term health of the Raptors and I think to you know the the passion that Canadian Toronto fans started to have for for not just in the team, but for basketball in general. What's your favorite Dunk Blake from the? I think the reverse the reverse windmill is it's just so smooth, and he's up so high I know the between the long. The the between the legs is maybe more conic, but the reverse windmill to me is You know it's. It's the the most effortless for him. And kinda stands to me as the most credible athletic achievement of all those dots yet is. It for a lot of people. It's one of those moments in history where you sort of remember where you were watching it, because it was that iconic and him rock, and the Toronto on the on the Purple Jersey there on his chest. Yeah! It's I've said it many times before in this podcast that it's like I used to watch the dunk contest with all of my buddies. Every year is like all star weekend. I just love. We loved it and this was. The euro is in Australia so I couldn't watch it with them, and of course it's the greatest dunk dust of all time. You've watched all the crappier ones before that. And then I always forget to. The don't got so bad that they got rid of it. Coming back and Vince Carter just resurrecting it from from death, so yeah, this Purple Jerseys Skates, but they weren't just purple. We're talking black back jerseys as well. Blake like the two-tone Jerseys for me. That's my favorite raptors. Jersey, that has existed period. Okay, it's definitely my favorite. I do like them, but I've never been able to tell whether I actually liked them, or it's just like this is my injured. Like the Vince dump contest was the first time I remember like it's the first basketball thing I can remember join because I grew up as a strictly hockey like twelve month a year, playing typical small town Ontario Kid. So this was like for me. This is my first introduction to the raptors and the years that followed. That was jersey, so I can never tell if I actually like the Jersey or it's just like I. Feel Nostalgic for that Jersey. The way some people feel about the original Jersey. And, it's something which has just been. Banned. From NBA. Jersey circles the the one color on the front, the one color on the back just. Nobody, really appreciate. Nobody thinks it's cool, right? There's there's been a few of them in the last twenty years, but not many and I'm partial to them and I'm exactly with you Blake I can't tell if it's in the style Joe or not. But, Just a full on embrace of the Purple I. Think is what I really liked. The people were making fun of the Barney Dino. So they went away from that. It's weird to think Vince Carter. Only wore the Barney Dino for one year, but then they just went full on purple. Right in your face, and we're totally comfortable with that I I liked that boldness about that Jersey even though I guess it's black on the back but I. Don't know their I'm with trae I mean I'm I'm with them today. How many years did those last? Going for three or four years at least I, think even maybe even longer. I'm pretty sure Vince was still playing them when he left in about that vote. Yeah! Yeah That whole dunk contest. Yeah I mean everything about like Vince Neal the dunk straightaway. He got the crowd going at the celebration it when he did the. It's over as well into the camera like everything about him was just perfect on that day and I really did make the raptors. It just vaulted them into all of a sudden a conversation. Like Oh okay this Kinda. Cool next. They've got a legit star. I mean he was compared to Jordan in a baby Jordan comparison at North Carolina, having the hops and everything like that, and then he goes out there, and has a Jordan Esca dunk performance, and it was like man. Maybe Vince is the next coming of Michael Jordan. He so. You know so much came together in that one dunk contests that has lived on forever and the fact that Vince never went in, and again was was the right decision, even though we. Would love to see if he could still throw down, but. It's an incredible when you think that it's just the dunk contest, but it had such an impact on basketball in Canada, and for the Raptors, a couple other things to add about the dunk contest. We've talked about it before, but one. He says he basically improvised everything which is just mix it all that much cooler. Okay. I'll just try this dunk. I've thought about this. DONC or maybe I had a dream about it. Let's give it a go. That's amazing. And he basically knocked it out of the park. On the first time. The other part is you got St Francis and Tracy McGrady. Go in as much as you possibly could going head to head dunk for dunk with Vince. Yeah, he's killing it and there's really no chance of everybody beaten them, but they're like Dunkin their asses off to. If you remember like there are some good dogs from both of those guys to make it even better contests, and then the final part is always loved it. If you go back and watch it poor Jerry Stackhouse having to follow Vince Carter's. And Him, just being like I, just I don't know what it is about it, but like the place is the the arena is still a buzz after what just happened. In Louis. Just feel it still in the air of everybody. Talking to what did he do? Did he just do that? Oh my God, and then Jerry's Dagens is up there. Dunkin like throws down like I don't forget what he does like a little three six. The. Three sixty. We've ever seen Jerry Stackhouse. Sixty. Whatever? Just sit. On the bench and looks up at the scoreboard. Score it. He's just like why am I? Even here? This sucks. Couple of years ago when he was coaching when Sacco's was coaching raptors, five someone asked him about what it was like to follow Vincent the dunk contest, and he eventually like answered the question well because he stack a great quote, but the look on his face when the person's started asking the question like he knew what was coming and you can see him relive. Right you had a couple on mentions to I. Think it's important to include here when you're talking raptors in the dunk contest, terrence Ross. Winning, too though. Is that fair to nick leads he, so he won the one, and then the next year they changed it to that Saudi team battle format his team one, and then there was a vote for dunker of the night which went to John. But like technically the east won the dunk contest in my mind, terrence. Ross never want. Right and then. One of my favorites D'Amato Rosen's underrated dunk contests performance in two thousand eleven. He had some pretty damn good dunks in that context. Yes, that one was a lot of fun I actually I wrote a thing for uproxx about a couple of years ago because I happen to be in the locker room when Serge Ibaka, who was also in that dunk contest and Dhamar were talking trash back and forth about it. So I, was like hey, I'll go back and watch it and asked him about it and I. To Javale McGee as well who I think had probably the best performance in that dunk contest, but unfortunately it was the blake within a KIA situation, so we know we talked about the fixed being in earlier for the University Games, all the fixing to be in twenty eleven dunk contest, too. Yeah, yeah, absolutely all right at number four here on our list. The Canadian Women Clinch Olympic berth on candidate back in two thousand twelve. Yes this one. You know the the Canadian. Women's program has had some higher watermarks than just qualifying for the Olympics, but the fact that they did this on candidate a punch. Their Olympic ticket was awesome. They they beat seventy, one sixty, three, in what was the last chance qualifying tournament to grab the twelfth and final berth in the Olympics to that point. They hadn't played in the made the last couple Olympics. For anyone who doesn't know the Canadian women's side, especially in the last eight or nine years has been outpacing the men's side in terms of success at the international level I. They've won a couple of Fiba Americas. The ranked fourth in the world by Hiba, but this this was kind of their first real step forward and there was. It was a great moment because there are a couple of you know a couple of vets on the team who had? had been on the two thousand roster, and this was their chance to get back to a second Olympics, and you know it was clearly the end of their their careers with the international team in your candidate, a candidate did fairly well to. They went to three in the Olympics and finished seventh overall couple like I said they had higher watermarks than this with with the Fiba Americas they won the Pan Am Games here in Toronto in two thousand fifteen. And then they don't technically count because they were unofficial world championships, but the Edmonton grads won four consecutive world championships from nineteen, twenty, four to nineteen, thirty six, so hunter rated. History of Canadian women's basketball. Yeah, I mean wanting you wrote. Sort of in the maybe in the dishonorable mentioned part of this one that I haven't really put a lot of thought into. Maybe I should have. Trouble doesn't have a WNBA team. Canada doesn't have a w NBA team, and that is maybe a little shocking. Yeah it's one that you know I understand the WNBA stance about expansion where they they've prioritized keeping the league small so that they can keep the teams that they have healthier and not growing too quickly, but I think if you look at you, know the over the last decade, or so the participation numbers for for youth girls, playing basketball in Canada has risen quicker than I think anything except for soccer So that's really encouraging. You have the four WNBA player. Four Canadians WNBA rosters at the start of the two thousand nineteen season. There is there. There Great Canadian presence at the NC Double A. and Canadian University levels as well, and then like I, said the Canadian Women's program ranks fourth in the world by Fiba so I I do think if the WNBA look to expand at some point, Toronto is a pretty logical spot for the infrastructure here already in the talent pool Edmonton would also be somewhat interesting, just given the history of the Edmonton Grads, and the fact that the Canadian women's teams like there where they do their camps and things like that is based in Edmonton, so. It'd be weird to of give Edmonton an expansion franchise before Toronto, but that'd be an option as well, yeah. Look all set you up here. You know who ranked second in the national, women's basketball rankings STRALIA. That's right, my man yeah our house team, don't you? Yeah, well? We've won silver at the Olympics. We should have beaten America in Athens in two, thousand and four. We were leading in that game, but Yeah, we choked unfortunately. Go to quarter rivalry with the US, so we need the Canadians to. It was going to say hopefully. If we ever get the Olympics, we can see Canada versus Australia. Li Li similar to the US stealing James Naismith now the key nurses, a two-time Australian League, champion and Australian MVP. How long you guys try to claim her? Again. Let's do it right now. I mean No time like the present. We were always up for stealing other people's really good athlete. That's fine. How many passports have you play for every country? Couple TACON still working on. Right at number three sticking with the International, Flavor here Canada Beats Puerto Rico in Puerto Rico to qualify for the two thousand Olympics back in ninety nine wisest important, Blake. Yeah, I promise there would be more Steve Nash content on this list. This was a huge Steve Nash performance, not just one thousand, nine, Hundred Nine, Fiba, Americas, but the eventual two thousand Sydney Games as well so this was you know people people who follow the international scene now. Now may not realize that the US actually has to qualify for these Olympic tournaments. They're not always auto bid, and because Yugoslavia had won the nine hundred ninety eight world championships, the US had to qualify via the FIBA. Americas tournament There was no last chance qualifier this time around like we're familiar with now. I so candidate was in a position. Where if you presume the US is going to win? This tournament Canada had to finish second. The US did go on to win the tournament, so that left Canada jockeying with Argentina Venezuela and the host Puerto Rico for that final berth candidate had a really strong group stage. They beat Argentina they beat Cuba. They beat Uruguay They lost the Americans as you'd expect then in the next round when the pools merge. They actually lost to Puerto Rico. Around victories against Brazil and the Dominican Republic they then beat. Venezuela to qualify for the semifinals which put them in a rematch with Puerto, Rico so they're coming off a loss of Puerto. Rico it's so win in your situation. You're on the road. I found a youtube of the entire game and the crowd is crazy in the corner of Puerto Rico. Obviously and it's just. You know I didn't watch the entire game, but you scan through, and you feel the energy and candidates this double digit lead, but it never feels safe down the stretch in the second half, because the full court press is out in your plan. You've got this iconic moment of Sherman at the free. Throw line trying to trying to keep the game at at arm's length, and you have a tremendous performance from Steve Nash who would win tournament MVP? So Yeah Canada that. That's They hadn't been to the Olympics in a little while then they haven't been to the Olympic since so to do this. On the road in a in a must win situation with a kind of maybe nashes best performance with the national team short of when they upset Yugoslavia at the at the Olympics. Olympics national, I think twenty, six, eight and eight in that game, but this is it. This is kind of the height of Nash with the National Team, the height of this era of the national team and candidate. We were hoping that punch their ticket through Victoria this year. Obviously, that's delayed now, but they haven't been back to to this high a height since two mazing, it's been that long when we talk about all the talent that we've seen even making it into the NBA and yet they still haven't been back since the two thousand Olympics. One thing, who else is on this team Blake like you said Sherman Hamilton Obviously Nash any other names that some of the listeners would no yeah. Michael Meeks who was kind of a longtime national team presence todd McCullough. Fairly familiar with and then Barrett who kind of runs the national team now in the father of Rj Barrett there you go there, you go. Do you remember watching any team Canada at the two thousand Olympics when this squad made it Nash was like Blake said upsetting Yugoslavia not all. The time! So. Yeah, I didn't watch the only thing I. Remember is the Vince. DONKOVA, Freddie! That, yeah, now it. Didn't really notice any of it actually. Would you pass by yourself? A Canada Basketball Jersey do. Or. Would you buy one 'cause? I love these old Nash wants the two thousand s heiress. Those are the iconic wants right I would buy one sure I. There's definitely some some serious national bribe after watching Nash Win that tournament. That's definitely the Canadian moment that that lives on with me in terms of National Basketball for for sure I'm surprised you don't have once seats I know I know. I remember looking into at once. And we'll shock how much it costs. I remember it being cheap at the time. This was a while ago now. Maybe they've come down in price now, but you're trying to get a Steve Nash. Shawn swords. That's cool name. Attachment candidate. For sure Blake Dean any I. Mean you are a big international guy. That's why I'm actually. I I thought you were the perfect guy to write this list because I was like. You know you're GONNA at least inject some of that international flavor of candidate success, both the men's and women's. Do you have paraphernalia like from from any of the squat I? Don't have a candid a like just like a plane candidate, t shirt, but I don't have a candidate jersey, there is. It's actually something that I think Canada basketball got a little annoyed with me about at one point in the last couple of years. You couldn't actually by a lot of Canada basketball march. Jerseys for a really long time so I remember I, think the year that they held to those feeble qualifiers here in July and Cory Joseph played, and it was right at the start of a free agency. So is a bit of a a bit of a messy one, but they played those qualifiers here in an Ottawa and I remember people. You know my mentions were just like hey. How do I get a jersey? Like I WANNA I WANNA candidate basketball? Jersey and they weren't for sale yet. They weren't available, so. So I think that's part of the one you never know who's GonNa. Who's GONNA actually suit up? So who do you get on the Jersey? At least until they make it back to the Olympics and yeah, they haven't always done the best job of making this stuff available, so I don't have one are also one hundred sixty bucks, so see I'm not a big I used to be a big. Jersey Guy I'm less so at this point I. Don't know if I'm dropping one hundred sixty at least it. Makes it back to the Olympics. Yeah, maybe okay, that's our. That's our packed here, guys! It's our candidate pack if they make the Olympics. All by Candida Basketball Jerseys I think that's fair care how? skeets, I guess the question for for you and I are we. Are we going? Jamal Mario Michel Mulder to keep the five one nine. Well. Yeah I I gotta go Jamal Murray, so you'll take a molder, okay? Okay Marianne Monitor excellent excellent all right. At number two here we go at number two on the list in the top ten moments in Canadian history, it's simply called. The shot may twelfth two thousand nineteen. Yeah, everyone knows what we're talking about. I think everyone knows. We were building toward this time last year. Roughly before the Raptors got to the NBA finals, they had to get past. The Philadelphia Seventy sixers game seven at home against the seventy sixers. Game on the Line Koi Leonard hits the first ever walk off game seven winner in NBA history You know I don't know that I. Need to set this up for you much. I think it's fresh in everyone's memory memories still a little more than a year later I think it'll stay fresh and everyone's memories for a really long time from the. Is this the dagger to Hawaii Squad to Jordan Lloyd, the random guy in a suit. preening beside him, watching it go down to Joel EMBIID's hands on his head at once it drops after the the fourth, the fourth bounce, the shots of Scotiabank arena, and all of the drastic parks kind of erupting together It's it's pretty much a perfect. Playoff moment that I think you put right up there. With Jose Batista's bad flip. Joe Carter's touch them all Doug Gilmour's wraparound I. Think it's right there and obviously there's maybe some recency bias because Toronto. Teams haven't had a ton of playoff level success in the last twenty years or so, but I think this one's going to stand the test of time, and despite it only being the second round of the playoffs I think this is probably what's going to be the last thing single moment memory for people from the Raptors Championship Front hundred percent. That's exactly right I'm glad you said it like. That was Outta dote. Twenty five fifty years from now when people are talking about the Raptors Championship. GonNa Blend into one. That I feel like people are gonNA. Think why hit that shot like in the finals. You know what I mean like. I know people on I was in the second round against the Sixers, but it won't really matter. It'll be like. Oh, the shot to the title like it just it's a perfect that they go hand in hand, were you? Here's the question I want to know because I know what my Manley would've been doing on press row. Blake where you assume you're in. In attendance for the game right? Yeah, I was up in the in the Foster Gondola, though I wasn't in the regular seats I won't to the blogger overflow I. so I was up top, and basically you know I was just e. you remember Eric Moreland with Mark Assault during the parade. I basically had to do that for William Lieu of Yahoo Sports. So you went you celebrate like crazy. No I didn't I kind of kept it together. You know in that moment. It's weird. You know as a writer first of all the first playoff game I ever covered. There was like an Amir Johnson. Open court dunk against the nets in that first year back in the playoffs and I remember like giving fist-bump on press row, and like getting some looks so I've always been like really snake bitten about like shopping motion to these moments so between that and like trying to think of what you're going to write and like weirdly though like I did feel this. You hear people talk about somebody. It felt like this like time slowed down. I feel like I was able to capture or at least take in like a lot of people's reactions, even though this all happened in an instant. including, we'll lose including a good friend. Holly McKenzie's so school that I didn't. I didn't celebrate myself. Though just kinda trying to take everything in in process, you know. Hey, they're going to the Eastern Conference finals and I may get the right about now. One of the greatest shots in NBA history. Leo's would of ripped off his shirt. On the. Liam wrong. On people on press rose should be. Especially shot like this. Main shut light to win the series and to go on, I definitely would have been cheering and roaring and celebrating. Why not? You're going to enjoy that moment. I mean ultimately your fan first, and then a media personality second. So you know something iconic like that considering this franchise, usually, those things are the other team doing that. They're the ones that remote that if the raptors were down by point, Choline shut just just a full in, but then falls out so instead you got to enjoy those moments of be happy and just let the emotions flow through you. I just wanted to clear I didn't not enjoy it and I. I didn't I didn't celebrate it like a fan, but you know if there's ever a big play in a game, especially Dunks I. Do look like St Francis Invinci- dot. And that goes for Raptors highlights or other teams highlights if you're. If, you're if Chris Boucher dropping, put back or something like that, you know I'm going to react to to the plays I just. Can't you have to pretend? There's this level of objectivity a little. Trade, you remember like where you were watching the shot drop. The bound bound bound bounce. Yeah I remember I was watching the second to last episode of Game of thrones. Just messaging all my friends do not tell me what happens. Please do not tell me what happens with this basketball game I'm kidding was the flip of course I was watching everybody else in my house was asleep, so my celebration. was just a lot of punching. You know a lot of silent punching in the air because I couldn't scream everybody else in the house. Maybe wake my neighbors up, but you know certainly some violence being taken out on the air, surrounding me and tasks you. Obviously I definitely remember where I was on my couch. It was frigging unbelievable and Blake just mentioning all those Toronto Sport is sporting moments, and comparing it to the backflip touch Amal Joe and Doug Gilmour's wrap around goal, and never really myself ranked Doug, Gilmour anywhere near that any of those moments, but Doug Gilmour goal in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety three. Was Freddie Ready? Sweet I mean who wasn't a rapper. Play the king the blues he fooled Curtis. Joseph it was nasty. I thought he was passing out to Nikolai Borsch. Or Jamie mccown was going to get the puck through scramble. dougie held onto that thing, and it was a beautiful. Wrap around like you're playing. NHL Ninety four, but it's hilarious that. That moment which didn't lead to a a series when they lost in that conference final against the Saint Louis. Blues leafs never came anywhere close to in our lifetime. Just because they're leafs, they're up there, but I guess the backflip is somewhat somewhat similar to that, but. This week all those I don't I think it might have been prettier than the quite shot. Let's be honest. Ninety see hockey. Jones is still on the. I have a couple of questions. One Blake be honest with me. Do the Raptors win game seven if that thing goes over time. well to hear Serge Ibaka Jimmy Butler. No. was pretty clear that they were. They were gassed and it had to drop. Their Jimmy Butler has been very adamant. They win. If it goes to overtime, which all lean on David prices them and say if you don't like it, pitch better If you want to win in overtime, you shouldn't elect. Co I. Leonard Hit. That shot I've also seen some like. Recently I can't remember if it was radic or someone else, someone else pointed out like. Gather catching the inbound is like maybe traveling down. Yeah exactly get out of here. Day If we're going to do that. We gotta do it for every shot every big shot in in NBA, history but I. Think you know the way those games went when they were closed and obviously I think the raptors one that whole series by only one point or something like that it would have been a serious coin flip home with Kawai. I'd probably lean toward the raptors still, but we're talking like fifty one forty nine with how fatigued he was at that point, and how little else the raptors were getting from from the rest of the roster that point in the series. Yeah, you gave it an honorable mention to. WISE DUNK! Sort of sort of on around you honest from the bucks to cap off like that game six Eastern Conference finals comeback on sort of like lumped it in here with the shot, which I think was smart. But because you're you. Bump the shot from the list. I mean I guess you could argue that maybe. That win to punch their ticket to the finals deserves its own spot, but you get a little creative here. Put just putting those two together. Yeah, and this is why I kind of grouped like things like I think. The shot is everyone's main memory. That dunk on Janas though is it probably more important than the bigger picture? Because again it takes them to the finals caps this twenty six three Ryan it's also a wonderful lowery highlight, because Harry has like a very subtle like push on Janas, after 'cause lowery sprints up the court, and like does this drop pass for quiet, and then he just gets a little hand on your honest to make sure he's not embraced position, so it's a it's a great live. There were a ton of great. Lowery highlights in that game seven against the seventy sixers, too, but that's the full brain genius lowry right there to do something like that and transition. Transition so you know that twenty six three Ron is that's what got them to the show. So that's that's probably just as big as the shot itself, but the shot crystallizes everything to one moment so much better than you know. The cap on a twenty six three run. Yeah, that is true, but it's so weird like of the three and I know we're going to get to number one in a second here, but uh, of the three, the shot from coli against the Sixers, the raptors just straight up winning the title versus the Warriors Depleted Warriors, and then that game six that massive run comeback to go to the finals. It's like I. Almost put that one higher. Just like personally I, was there? It was like Oh. My God my team is actually finals they they're coming back. The place was going. It was definitely at that moment to where it's like. Oh, it's happening! This is happening. They are going to the finals. They had lost the first two games in the series against them, really good buck teams, and then obviously switched up, they were doing defensively and and reeled off four straight. I just wonder we'll. I will down down the line I. Think might have that higher, but that's of course up for debate. I think what maybe help with your point like you said you. Were there the reason I think that that one stands out to is that. They celebrated the Eastern. Conference finals title and getting to go to the to the championship, and it turns out that that was such a special night and celebration in the streets of Toronto as well as in Scotiabank. Because they would eventually win the title on the road, so it feels like. Kinda, you know that was obviously people celebrated the night of the championship in the parade was incredible as well, but that was a big celebration to just getting to that point and kind of realizing what was happening, so I think that happening at home you know makes it makes it hit hit a little harder than. Any moment that stands out from the actual finals for sure or final one here on our top ten moments in Canadian history celebrate Canada Day. Yeah, it's an obvious. It is the Toronto Raptors winning their first ever. NBA Championship in two thousand and nineteen beating the warriors. They're on the road winning all those road games, and then as you right. Just a celebration in Canada, it's a while. We sort of made it moment for Canada basketball. Yeah closing down Oracle on the parade, obviously being what it was dishonorable mention to the organizing of the parade. Not having access to things like water and bathrooms. A timely timely route and things like that, but it was. It was amazing, and this is one where I know as a single moment, the shot probably stands out more. Maybe the parade measures up to it for some people or what they did on their own the night of the championship but I think this is one that especially. If we look back on this list in five ten years, we talked about the long term impact that the. The Carter effect had in the long term impact that Steve Nash had, and at least the short term impact. We've seen in terms of the Canadian women's program, having such success in driving youth participation. I think this is the big thing that's going to. We're GONNA. Look back on this. It'd be like love, not only did this show. That candidate is a basketball country to and Canada through ratings and through the parade and through the record-setting Merch. Merch sales and all this stuff will support a basketball team, but I think you're gonNA. See this kind of second wave of things the same way that the Carter effect inspired a lot of Canadians to try basketball on Steve. Nash let people know that you can make it to the highest levels out of Canada. This is going to solidify that and it's going to solidify the Canada. TORONTO CAN BE BASKETBALL COUNTRIES IN BASKETBALL CITIES while they're also hockey. Hockey countries in hockey cities, and I think you know you're gonNA. See A wave ten fifteen years from now of Canadian talent that instead of saying, Oh yeah I watched the Vince Carter Dunk contests. They're going to say you know they're gonNA. Mention that Jamal Murray's in the Shale Alexander's Chris Boucher's, but they're also going to say yeah, my first basketball memory, or or what led me to try basketball, or my my first memory of being in. Power Basement with watching the raptors with my friends was the championship run and I think obviously that's measurable anyway, but it's something we're gonNA. See down the line. Just how important that championship is to Tabasco in the city in basketball in this country. Well said also you had a friend named Dave. Powers Yeah Yeah it was. My best friend in high school is still one of my really good friends He's A. I've told this story before on the other podcast I think, but I mentioned Maggie Tear in the best man speech I gave for them. That's how that's. How hardcore to the Raptors Madisha. We got in high school. He was obsessed with The real GM message boards, and swore to us up and down that like a source, real message board said Maggie Patio was just unbelievable in practice, and he was going to be this big things, so he? He's been roasted about that forever. He also thought the raptors were getting Kevin Garnett for moped and a I. Thank God the trade machine didn't exist. In two thousand, three, two thousand. MATERE did end up being a pretty big thing. He was a very very large. But listen, you said Dave powers used to be your best friend. He's still your good friend. Maybe you can. Derek dial him up after we're done with this podcast. Give him a quick check. On this podcast for sure he's he's not gonNA be. He's not going to be happy at me. Roasting material and he's its power singular. Just the he'll, he'll I'll set with us for power is a singular power. School is not part of schools Max powers but. He should take that as a compliment because my Dave Cetin also gets. Plural is on this show. That's how it works. It's now. It's just the nature of being Canadian. Moments from the finals. Stick out to you guys like specific singular moments like we had the shot in round two. What from the two thousand nine hundred finals is the moment for me? It's lowery game six, the him just going bonkers, and like really setting the tone for the possibly possibility of them, winning the actual game, and the actual title that that to me, and because he's like of course, may my erupt my fear raptor of all time like it was like? Oh, it was like the ultimate like just F-. y'All haters. Of course he had had a lot of bad moments in the play offs and didn't come through in Games, had the offers and stuff like that, but you know real ones know how talented he is, and how much how much importance he is to the school out in the Franchising Organization like that to me was awesome, because it was like the ultimate, just shut up or winning a title. Skis I remember twenty twelve. When the raptors I got Kyle lowry I wrote something rappers Republic about how a Namrd with his style of play I was in just a couple of preseason games, and I remember to you about it on twitter, and we were just very, and so I feel like for all of the people who you know through lowry, having a bad reputation coming in and through lowry, the there was an argument for a couple of years within the fan base of whether lower, your Derosa, was the top or most important player, and it doesn't really matter, but you know there were. Those who stuck by lowery and thought things like lower should be an all star on then lowery should be all NBA and Larry's the best player on the raptors in the second best player next to quiet and stuff. I do that that you know his game. Seven against Philli was great, but the the eleven points early on in game six were You know I think for lowery personally I'm sure he would tell you that meant a lot, but for the for the raptors fans that had been in lowery's corner for for eight years as well and then I think I think in terms of singular like images, the bloody. Fred van lead yell. The one that I think of in my head. Yeah, that's a good one I would almost ad like my mind immediately goes to all the raptors. Fans trae like in attendance. In Oakland. The, singing of the. Canadian National Anthem for crying out loud after some victories there. That'll stick out to me tasks. Is there another moment where forget? Lake that monstrous Fred Family Yell. was was him. You know coming into his own. Just like lowery because. It's easy to forget like Blake was talking about earlier in the second round Ko I was the guy who got them over the line just to get to the conference finals. No one was really giving him enough. And then that's what propelled them to the championship. Well, that's what propelled for Van. Bleed to become the player. He was an and Kyle lowry player. He wasn't and Fred yelling all over the warriors in game six there as he was dance Amin. That was the best Freddie I think. We'll ever see that. That's why he brown gave him an MVP so that that stands out. As as a phenomenal, phenomenal visual, and then the end of the game was almost. Almost. Perfectly Toronto sports in a nutshell, because it was ragging on and on and on and on, and it seemed like is something can go wrong here. The warriors get get called for technical foul, because they call a timeout without a timeout, and so we're just frigging waiting like this isn't actually going to blow up in their faces that this isn't actually going to happen. And so it was, it was very Toronto. Ask towards the end so I couldn't help, but. Be that negative guy at the end just just worrying after that last, but yeah, those are the images and indefinitely the fans It's still bonkers thinking about. Probably in the US, and they turned off the talent they didn't. They didn't see all these reports coming back with all these thousands of fans. Sitting there in Oracle arena? Chanting out there chanting further Toronto Raptors. I was astonishing to me that many fans were down there for sure Mo-. Verney was there for one game, wasn't he? Yeah I was. But I was in the in the stands with the rest of his fans singing up two games to avoid sorry I tried to avoid not saying. Did it I, did it? Bring in their. Fight. that. You wouldn't. Halliburton. Bernie, but go ahead. No, but it was. It was incredible. I've spent spoken about before like I am an Australian person, but in that moment I felt Canadian. From Pakistan? I've got a few different Elliot's out there but. You know being in the crowd with those fans chanting channing, we, the north and singing, the the Canadian national anthem it was spine, tingling to be in there, and just to see the passion, and how people would just so dedicated to what they are doing. They're seeing and it was. It was an incredible experience to be there for it, but I also go back to even just game one because we know that the raptors. At home in game of playoff series have a terrible terrible record, and the fact that they won game one. They held firm that was the only game that was one on home court in the entire series, too, by the way, and it was won by the raptors. It wasn't until that moment that I truly believed. Maybe they could actually beat the worries. A still thought the warriors too good to experience. Obviously, Klay, Thompson didn't get injured until late in the series, so they still apart from Kevin Durant. He came back, but he didn't last I. Just thought not the Reps, can't it? They've already had their finals by beating the sixers, and then by becoming backing into the box. Can they do it against? One of the greatest teams of all time is like no, it can happen, and and they did. It was just incredible because. Honestly have wondered whether or not the raptors would've survived if. When when when they've had guys like Vince? When the way that he left, and then Chris Bosh left, and then Larry didn't WanNa stay there So things sort of fell into place, and so for them to actually win. A championship was just an incredible turnaround for the franchise I. Still Don't believe they one. Hundred percent certain that that happened in Twenty Nineteen, oh. That's funny. He because you write in the Article Right Blake, but the raptors are the longest reigning. Season Champions of all time. Yes, so I was very. You guys probably had moments of boredom, or your brain's not functioning completely as well as they normally do during all of this, so I went back and looked and I I was trying to find the exact date, at which the raptors would become the longest single season champions, and I ended up tracking every tidal Rancho, like if a team won multiple championships in a row that counted as one cohesive title, Ransall, like the Celtics in the fifties and sixties had an almost three thousand. Bruno San Martino like tidal rain. The Raptors are the already the fourteenth longest reigning champions of all time by the time a champion is crowned. Later in the restart. If if everything goes well, it will have been about four hundred eighty seven days. Says leaked as MBA Champs so they would skyrocket up that list. I assume if they go back to back that if if your because I'd imagine the The twenty twenty one championship will be later than you know as well as we. We bumped the start of the next season back as well so. They could they could get as high as what are we looking at? You could get as high as six if they say a second one here. So something else on the line down there in Orlando. All right I love this list top ten moments in Canadian basketball history. You had James Naismith who is also hung like a horse inventing basketball. And wiggins an old showed up for the Basketball Jones fans, then and wiggins going number one in consecutive drafts, the raptors first ever game we named all ten players who played in it and Captain Canada back to back MVP showed up the Steve, Nash the miracle and Hardwood. We learned about the Eighty Three University Games Vinci's two thousand slam dunk contest iconic. Canadian. Women Clinching Olympic Berth on Canada. Canada Day in two thousand twelve Canadian men beating Puerto Rico Puerto Rico to actually qualify for the two thousand Olympics they hadn't done that in a long time, and they haven't done since the shot from quiet number two and number one. It's a no brainer. The wraps winning the two thousand and nineteen NBA. Championship does a lot of Fun Blake. Thank you so much. Do you have anything planned? For what of course is going to be very weird candidate with obviously restrictions and social distancing and all that? Yeah, not really probably you guys know me I'll probably do some work on draft profiles for guys. The rousers get. Or something like that. No I mean Canada A. As. Can Get a little political on here or is percent ripped. Yeah, as as I like in adulthood as you kind of do some relearning about what candidates history is actually like compared to. What we learn it in elementary school in high school Our history! The country is not as shiny as we sometimes like to think and I don't mean that the candidates day celebrating your Canadianness is worth celebrating. That's a bad sentence, but you get what I mean but I do think it's important to us this day to reflect a little bit on what candidate means it and where we are as a country right now in terms of our colonial history and our treatment of our indigenous population, so in addition to probably enjoy a couple beers and a couple highlight packages on some number fifty eight prospects like Canadians Kareem main or A. As as a Mike or something like that, planned to do some reflecting and some reading on what our country's history really is in what candidate you know, what what candidate means for our indigenous population, versus what it means for us who have the privilege to celebrate Canada for only good things so I I would encourage everyone to do the same and give some thought and reading that if you have time on your candidate as well hell yeah, very well said, and if you can do it while you're sipping on a Molson I mean Li would be upset, but that's fine. and. As you said WELL ORGANIC Organic network. ASKING ME A rickets red! Records read that. Go right through man. By molson yeah. You Mentioned off the top though Blake. This actual article it's GonNa drop on the athletic on July first candidate, so make sure you go show blake some love and go check that out you. You did a great job of bringing it down, but you you're so. You're so talented, obviously as writer new really really like set the scene for some of these. Maybe there's some of the listeners. Don't know about so. Go check that out. Be employed Canadian to leave him a message in the. I don't think we're asking too much there, Blake! What's the best way for listeners to follow your stuff though? Yeah at Blake. Murphy od see on twitter Hopefully you guys know my work with the athletic covering the raptors in some of the candidate basketball stuff, so check myself and Eric Corinne out there. We also have a raptors podcasts on the Athletic Network Raptors, reasonable as where. We've been doing some obviously stuff with the receding schedule on the return to play, but we also had matt on a couple of weeks ago to to relive the championship and talk about some of what tasks was talking about with the way the game ended in how challenging now was for for someone like Devlin. Who can't. You can't let that Canada that championship is yours out a moment too soon, so check us out there as well, and what does other podcasts? My man that you were working on the musical? Yes, so ever a music podcasts I co host with my friend Jake Golsby who some of you may know as. Drake's friend from to grassy in the the drake years of degrassi. So we have a a music podcast called. Columbia House party where we kind of every week we go back to an album. We either really loved or was really important to the pop, punk, emo or indie music scenes Sometimes we have guests on, and they just picked the album, but it's just like a one hour kind of reflection on that album and what it meant to us. US and what it meant to the to Jonah Ray and Kinda explores how we connect music, and how we all use music to connect to each other. That's cool Columbia House party checked out as well. Guys Aren't Blake. Thank you so much. Happy candidate, everybody, stay safe out there. Clipper Bros. you heard it here. I have a great time turn-up. Love you guys. Awesome! Embrace today, people. Wondering. About this. I said Oh soon.

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Who Wants Some Trivia? | Raptors '95 Rewind

The Free Agents

26:32 min | 1 year ago

Who Wants Some Trivia? | Raptors '95 Rewind

"No dunks is brought to you by game. Time your new go-to after the best deals on last minute tickets did you know. NBA ticket prices tend to drop right before the game starts. Of course you do gametime tracks prices and built from thousands of trusted sellers then shows you the best last minute deals the prices up to sixty percent off more than twelve million fans have download the game time APP and discovered the fastest easiest way to get into the game. Here's a scenario MAREO. You're outside the fortress right before the game. It's freezing cold. You're on the APP watching those prices. Drop now you're ready to pull the trigger on those tickets and you're like great now. I have to take my credit card and enter all those numbers here. Hold my phone while I Rueda Rail from my wall. No forget all their gametime APP has is in super easy to tap checkout do taps through. That's it to taps in your in so head to the APP store or play store now to download download gametime and score awesome deals last minute tickets quick question who own trivia to the no dunks. NBA Trivia show. Nope we're the only thing you can win is my utmost respect on your host skeets and alongside me my co host and score keeper Shady. Hello that's WHO's in charge. But let's meet today's contestant on some Trivia. He's a thirty eight year. Old podcast from Mississauga Ontario. He loves the Calgary flames and some good composting. He's the Brown to my green. Ladies and Gentlemen it's task honored honored to be on your program honored to be called the Brown Green and it's fitting for some reason that I'd be. The Brown is such a prestigious program to be on happy happy to be chess. It says here in my notes that you once broke your femur playing softball. Can you believe it. What a wild tale? Yes running around third base trying to put the rounders up sixteen one as opposed to fifteen one. Why didn't I just chill between in second and third why we play a little base to base hospital respect for the Beer League opponent and I crack a clean break into Fully recovered though by now I don't think so but yeah I guess excellent. Don't move like I used to their skis. Well let's get into today's Trivia theme task last week the Toronto Raptors started celebrating twenty five years of existence with their first of six ninety five rewind home games during the two thousand nineteen twenty season. The game featured a throwback court decked out in the team's classic Purple White and red and the players were sporting those retro style jerseys that included included the team's iconic red dinosaur. It was all pretty awesome and even the bare naked ladies were there. I know you love the Barenaked ladies tasks it. Let's hear a little Brian Wilson. Also right now decide Bryan Bryan. So that's our theme here for today. All of today's questions are tangentially. Related needed to the inaugural raptor season and the year. One thousand nine hundred five there will be no bare naked ladies. I'm sorry I'm sorry. I'm sorry tasks. Are you ready to play. who was some Trivia Not Siam Alright? GD Why don't you take us through the score keeping rules. We'll start with seven multiple choice questions tasks you'll be awarded two points for every correct. Answer you get without using a lifeline. One point for every correct. Answer using a lifeline and zero points. If you get it wrong so use those lifelines they are your friend task. You'RE GONNA WANNA WANNA use these. These questions are not going to be easy. Three lifelines are the ejection. Lifeline where I eliminate one of the incorrect options. That could help you out. The GIMME Simone. Lifeline Align Greg give you a little hint about the correct answer. Maybe steer you in the right direction. And the final lifeline. Is the phone a friend. Lifeline or IPHONE. What a my friends? It's for some help. The good thing is tasked. Your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends so likely that you're GonNa get somebody that you even know to help you out if you use the phone a friend two more important notes tasks. Don't be Tom Gugliotta all right. You can't use Google to find the answers gentlemen's rules here. Scout's honor and listeners. There's play along at home. Keep track of your score and see if you can be tasked and let us know on twitter at no dunks in all right. Those are the rules tasks. Are you ready. Yes can I be Dave Bing Bing Bing Bing that went right over my head but you also get used bigger and don't ask Jeeves all right first first question. The Raptors first ever regular season game was played November. Third Nineteen ninety-five against the New Jersey Nets. Let's at the Skydome Alvin. Robertson scored the first points in rafters history hitting a three to give Toronto the very early three. Oh lead but I wanNA know tasks who got the raptors I ever assist. Was it a ED. Pinkney beat Carlos Rogers C. Damon Stoudamire Meyer or Z de Zonta Buck deeds on tobacco said. Oh yeah the obvious. Choice would be gaming's Damon Stoudamire coming down the floor finding Alvin but I believe there is a few passes on the play now. This is obviously H.. Just a total gas here okay. What's the point of using a lifeline? In this situation I mean to eliminate one answer. Well are you guys Nice. Yeah I mean that might help. Well Yeah can you picture elvin hitting three. You can picture the three. I don't know where the past came from. I don't think it was from Damon and Gionta Tobar highly highly. Unlikely it's probably from Pinkney or who's the other Carlos Rogers. Yeah one of those too so I was to Olympia. Can you eliminate one of those guys. I will eliminate. What are you using the addiction? Okay wow the ejection lifeline. Being used I like it. Used these lifelines all right. We are going to eliminate a ED. Pinkney Gimme Carlos Rogers for the assist that is incorrect. No Way John. Bach is blocked right. which is crazy wasn't really known? What is a passer? I think he averaged zero point seven assists per game over a six year career. But the the ball. You're right you're right about the ball. Getting kicked around a little bit went into the Post Kazan toback and he did like he got doubled. I don't know why they were doubling him. But a little cross court kick from the block to Alvin Robertson for that three on the. I think he deserved that assist. Yeah he did Alvin catches in in rhythm and knocks it down on the planet. That's a tough. I don't feel bad about that. All right so let's get to question. The number to the raptors finished their inaugural season with a twenty one and sixty one record tasks although they were one of the nine teams to defeat the seventy two and ten champion Chicago Bulls the raptors. Somehow won that game one nine one eight despite playing just seven in guys in the game who played the most minutes in that game. Was it a Doug Christie B.. Oliver Miller see Tracy Murray or D. Demons. Donald Sweet Mother of mercy. This isn't an easy answer. I'm going to eliminate the big. Oh Oliver Miller just doesn't doesn't seem right now. I Have Tracy Murray in my head because I see him celebrating the win doc and so definitely could be him obviously could dame install could be Doug Christie trying to stick in as many minutes as possible possible out there in the forties and So many minutes I've got a life I've got it got up Yup and I've got what you got A. GimMe some. Oh a little hint I could give you. which could help as it up? Hinton I'm fine with that our okay passes you the using the GimMe Sumo Lifeline your Hint Tass after a solid ninety five ninety six season with the raptors. This players signed as a free agent during the summer with the Washington bullets. That said he would lead a return to play for the raptors in two thousand one. I should have gone with my gut. It's Tracy Murray is correct. That's all right. Hey that's us a lifeline. I'm just I just want to be as bad as I listened to the first episode and I just won't be as bad is that okay that is that's that's one point you're on the board tasking off stuff. Yeah Tracy. Murray played forty seven minutes in that game where the Raptors beat the Bulls falls one more minute than Damon Stoudamire seven more than the big. The big old played forty minutes in that game which is crazy that they beat the Bulls Brendan Malone Malone. You crazy crazy crazy. Alright is got one point. We're onto question number three to the raptors top draft pick Damon Kamara was named rookie of the year in one thousand nine hundred ninety six averaging nineteen points and nine point three assists per game potasse. Who finished second in the rookie of the year? You're voting that year was it a Kevin Garnett beat our visa. Bonus see Joe Smith or D Jerry Stackhouse. Well I think our TV days really helped me out with this answer. Because I do believe Arvidas a bonus Finished second because we were going through last year. We're going through the the euros to win. Rookie of the year. Luca Danni which one it last year and I do recall guys like Manu and our visa bonus being second in rookie of the year voting. So I'M GONNA go with arvydas. Bonus final answer. Final answer is correct. Well Don's wait a pull that from the memory bank there. Yeah they'll graphic who made that graphic. Do you remember that you know I'm just curious. Maybe IRT made it. I duNno ARPITA bonus. Thirty one year old center at the time received seventeen first place votes mighty mouse Damon Stoudamire. He got seventy six. We ran away with it. But you're right tests bonus coming in second as a thirty one year old center there with the blazers goods might. Jd adds three points. Oh Wow all right is a fire. Two hundred question number four. Let's head back to that raptors franchise opener. It was obviously really a star studded affair in Toronto that night. But who threw the ceremonial tipoff. Was it a Dan. ackroyd would be Cellini on C.. Kathy Ireland or D. Jeffrey Naismith. You have one lifeline. Left and that is the phone. A friend Dan ackroyd Celine Dion. Kathy Ireland or Jeffrey Naismith. Who threw the ceremonial ceremony as Smith? Wow seems like a bit of a forgettable moment. I don't remember it at all now. Selena was doing it. I would remember that who Dan ackroyd. Royd selene CASSIE. Kathy Ireland the Kathy Ireland right and Geoffrey Geoffrey Naismith Think so are we are. We is this a grandson of naismith somewhere. We're saying here. This is a joke. I mean you can't that I would love to give you that answer but I can't okay joke I'm GonNa go with Jeffrey Naismith. Correct Breath Jeffrey News. The great great grandson of James. Amy Smith Canadian. Who invented the game of basketball? Yes he threw the ceremonial monia tip. I'm so happy you didn't ask for the hint on this winter that you had already used the give me some. Oh my hint. Was this person. were tie and glasses during the ceremonial trump. All I had audio. I want to pick Dan ackroyd for sure. You said Jeffrey Nemeth. I couldn't think of James Naismith first name. Because here's here's the crazy thing. Here's the crazy part Kathy. Ireland was in attendance. She's in the crowd and so is David Hasselhoff. Yeah when I know they were they were just they're ready for the raptors first ever game but Yep Jeffrey Naismith Ronit up Hollywood north and also. I found this weird. Let me just share this little nugget. So so it's Zonta Bach and ince dot Yinka Dora Dora the he does do the ceremonial jump in Kadoorie. Wins tip weird when you think the raptors would win it. I just found that so hard to doesn't jump in. It just grabs it very very strange all right so how many points is tasks up to task has five points. He's one away from taking over Lee. Well the all time leader. Oh Oh excellent. Excellent stuff all right. Well let's find out if you can keep the street going question. Number five was not only a good year for Kenyan basketball tasks. It was a great year for movies. Yes we're going off the court for this one. Braveheart won the Academy Award for Best Picture but which flick was solely one thousand nine hundred five. The biggest box office hit and I'm looking for worldwide. Gross okay was it a apollo thirteen be Batman forever. You see die hard with a vengeance or d toy story just for the year. Nineteen ninety-five biggest biggest box office. Hit worldwide gross just for the year one thousand nine hundred soon as you use the word worldwide. Apollo thirteen starts. What's ringing in my brain? Just because just because of the association have you seen all these movies. Braveheart Apollo forever diehard. Think so to me Toy star. I'm sure made a lot of money to this is You know it's a good opportunity to call a friend but I think they would be sort of in the same boat that I am which is in gas s-mode right and then you'd be leaving point out there if you if you guessed correctly if you write life and I don't feel that desperate quite yet So from this vantage point we're going apollo thirteen final answer correct. That's incorrect. Yeah this was a tough one. According to Wikipedia the die hard sequel which was the third film in the FI film series. Die Hard with a vengeance grossed over three hundred sixty six million worldwide in nineteen ninety five. That was five million dollars more than toy story excluding the gross from subsequent CBS subsequent re releases. That's why I was really stressing. Slowly that nineteen ninety-five year because toy story would go on to become the highest grossing film of that year but die hard with a vengeance. Yeah that's that's a tough one to Apollo I don't know yeah. People just weren't do dig in the astronauts worldwide. I guess did well at home did well in America. I'm sure all all right. That was a tough one question number six back to the raptors in Nineteen ninety-four tests a year prior of course to the franchises. First game in ninety five fans were asked to submit their preference for the team's new name which resulted in a final list of ten options. Which of the following did not make that final list did not? Was it. A The beavers beat the grizzlies see the TARANTULAS OR D. The towers you know going back. Obviously the alliteration really helps the towers just makes too much sense. I I seem to recall that there was a time where it was in dispute like recently in the last five ten years the actual names that were on on the listen. The towers wasn't on the list. But how could it not be Just only make it only makes sense. The beavers might God. Why is that on there but it sort of makes sense as well and so? This is a Toronto. The Toronto only one the only just around the grizzlies via there Yeah and we are looking for the one that was not on the final list Beavers Grizzlies Tarantulas towers. I'm not calling a friend with this one I'm very confident that they would have just as little knowledge as I do. Because I've got nothing in my brain brain that's really standing out to me. I'm going to eliminate Tarantulas. That's on there. I two towers makes more sense for some reason. The Grizzlies is on there as well. I'M GONNA go with beavers. The Toronto beavers wasn't on the list. Sorry the beavers was on the list. It was the towers. You you sort of got to it. You were talking about earlier and you're like wow you were right. I mean it was somewhere in your brain rain there the towers though it had been mentioned before as a possible name for the for the Toronto team wasn't on the final lists in the mid eighties cavaliers owner Ted Stepien happy and he wanted to move the team Toronto and call them the towers so there was talking on the mid eighties. Lists here the ten names beavers Bob Cats Dragons Grizzlies Hogs Scorpions T. REX tarantulas. Terriers and raptors. Yeah no towers off hogs everybody in the crowd all right. Well you have one question remaining here before the final rapid rapid fire speed round. And you have one lifeline left and that is the phone a friend so here we go question number seven nineteen ninety-five. NBA expansion draft was was held on June twenty-fourth the raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies alternated picks until one unprotected player had been taken from each of the existing twenty-seven NBA teams teams. As you can imagine. The talent pool was mediocre at best but one former all-star was selected in that expansion draft. WAS IT A. Hey Greg Anthony. B B J Armstrong. See Drum Kersee or D. John Salley they think I know the answer but I got a call a friend. Oh yeah all right why why not. Why not use it? It's a good way to look at it. All right. We're calling my friend and yours concepts see if he picks up though the guy works a lot he doesn't. He's always at the gym. Yeah Dave what's going on and skeets. How're you doing good? I won't I won't keep you long here. I've got your buddy tasks on the line. He's a he's doing a little trivia and he's he's stumped on this question he needs some help. Okay so I'm going to read you the question and you can chime in with what you think. The answer is. I don't want you googling. Went over there by the way. Okay Okay Dave. The question is the nineteen ninety-five. NBA expansion draft was held on June. twenty-fourth the Raptors Vancouver. Grizzlies alternated picks until one unprotected player had been taken from each of the existing twenty-seven NBA teams. So as you can imagine. The talent pool was pretty mediocre but one former all-star was selected in that expansion draft. Was it a Greg Anthony. B B J Armstrong. See Jerome Kersee or deep John salley leaning toward Greg Anthony. Okay leaning towards Greg Anthony any particular reason you just think he was an all star. It was one of the better players that you can remember Greg Anthony. BJ Armstrong Jerem. Courtesy and John Salley. I knew he wouldn't know this. I don't think the other guys may all star teams. Yeah either go okay. I'm off so I mean you can't hear task Dave what he's angry with what you're saying but well we're GONNA keep them on the phone here task the second task you don't like you don't like we're sets is leading you with Greg Anthony. I assume no I believe only one of those four meeting all star team. He's one of those four made an all star team and it's Jerome Kersey and there's a weird situation the rafts pick them didn't didn't even keep them around because they couldn't pay him enough. You've gone with Jerome Kersey. That's incorrect watched. BJ BJ Armstrong guys. He was voted a starter in in the nineteen ninety-four NBA All Star game. Yeah that year we're know. MJ was there and The Raptors picked BJ. I'm strong I in the expansion draft but he refused to go to training campaign he was traded to the warriors. And that's what got Carlos Rogers set. Hey don't apologize to me man. Just Paul they lost a lot of money. He's going to be giving you a call. He's going to need some home. My apology sets. Yeah Okay Dave. I'll let you get back to work. Take care all right friends over to here in the WHO wants to yeah. That's a tough one. I had forgotten UNAVO- BJ in that whole Chicago. Yeah isn't that so weird so so weird all right well. That's it for the main questions points. This out judy. Task has a grand total of five points. But you have the chance to add more points in our final speed round. You're going to have forty five seconds to give as many correct answers as it's possible they'll score one point for each task. We will start the timer until after I'm done reading the question you need a couple of points here to beat your Manley really all right. Good Good luck okay. Most die hard. Raptor fans know a majority of the guys who played in the first ever Game Mighty Mouse Alvin Robertson John Carlos Rogers on tobacco and so on. But what about the other team. How many New Jersey Nets players from that inaugural ninety five game? Can you you name. Let's start the clock have out at tasks in Jersey Nets Yinka dare. That's right. I gave you that one earlier. All Right Kenny Anderson. That's correct. That's too now. I'm struggling. I remember the big forwards name but I don't have it on. I'll give you a heads. Well you know the raptors drafted Damon Stoudamire a lot of people wanted the raptors fans had Obama Obama coming off the bench. That's right back on this forwards name. But I I don't know it couple. Yeah couple of big forwards like strong guys yeah wrong yeah. In fact one of them would be great. Composting Brown man yes. What's his name? Oh Yeah I was looking for. PJ browde would. I never gotten their big three correct. I got Kenny Anderson. Jason Kadora and Ed o'bannon so that's great. Yeah Army Armon Gilliam. Yes yes I was thinking arm and tell them. The aren't talent the former eighty. You're trying to get an PJ Brown. As I said Kevin Edwards also started. Then you had rick Mahorn Jason Williams not the white chocolate one vern Fleming. Chris Childs which actually blew my mind Gerald glass and REX. Walters got pretty tough near the end there but you got three the and what does that bring them up to junior. And he's up to grand total of eight points Dow number one of the leaderboard amazing surpassing elise six the best to ever play this game right. Now it's incredible can't wait to be up there for at least a month. They actually take a lot longer than that special. Thanks to tasks of course verplank Tassie thank you so much. Thank you got to think. Our score keeper Jaydee excellent as has always thanks to sets for picking up the call big. Thanks the basketball reference for inspiring a few the questions and thank you so much to the world champion Toronto Raptors for existing stink. We'll catch you next time. On who trivia how.

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64. Dr. Nick Elam - Originator Of Elam Ending

Big Fellas Basketball

31:57 min | 3 months ago

64. Dr. Nick Elam - Originator Of Elam Ending

"Welcome to gen z hoops basketball coaching in sports business. Show on this podcast. You'll learn from professional players coaches and executives from all over the world and see the court in a brand new way and now joining you. Courtside your gen z. Housed john harder. Phyllis how are you. Are you doing great real excited have you want. It's funny little bit before the call i was. I had no idea that you arms anything a real person. I thought it was some prison from another some fictional characters. Some this like something swing from matrix as being and you actually exist. And it's i'm actually talking to you. Which is really really cool. So thank you so much. You're coming on and you're not the only person who had that misconception. So i had a chance to meet chris. Paul at tb twenty nineteen as the summer of twenty nineteen. it's in chicago. He entered the team into the tournament. Been eliminated by the time. I got to the final rounds in chicago but he was still very interested in the tournament. Really an outspoken proponent of the ending and i got to meet him shake his hand get a picture with them talk to him for for a few minutes and it was only shortly before that like a few days or maybe weeks before that that he discovered yet that i m a living breathing. I live in well. He thought that whoever this person was was long gone from the days of like james naismith or something but note here. I am so cool. I really makes just just all the more fun you gotta start. I'm curious obviously the the manning's going on for a while but it just kind of came onto the nba. Seen from astros all star game. Can you take us back to like your your early days. Whether it's in college teaching. Coaching different avenues were kind of going through in the early. Two thousands twenty times. And how they kind of lead you to where you are now that pathak like referring to my career path because yet there's kind of parallel Ads i guess because my full-time jobs have always been in education. So i started as a high school math teacher. A high school system principal director than i was a elementary principal pursuing my phd then once phd. That i begin fester now I helped to prepare the next generation of school principals. But i've i've loved. Sports was five years old. And so i've always had a way to to have a foothold in the sports world. Working part time jobs in sports. When i was an undergraduate at the university of dayton i volunteer in their athletics. Communications office of work on the grounds crew for the minor league dayton dragons and now were out for the cincinnati reds for going to my sixteenth season Just had different a part time jobs in sports and you know had this this independent project. That's been going on since two thousand seven that i've found some way to keep moving forward until finally had enough momentum in enough growth to see where it is today and i think it's still slow growing a lot of room to grow at so close all these you things like whether it's the four point all these new ideas if people try to bring into basketball and for one for years to come in twelve years after thirteen years after you created is just so cool. I'm curious as to fill in two thousand seven. What did the following years look like. Imagine there's a lot of trial and error and a lot of people have takes on it. What are those years. Look like leading up to around like the late twenty times when it started getting beat up by certain leagues. And you're actually started getting traction. What are what are the early days. Look like i'll tell you. I wanna make clear as i i have. Not a proponent of a four point shot. I don't think that it would necessary. I don't think it would necessarily address any issue. And so that's one thing that i really am a true believer with Ending is that it does very practical purpose and it does address a true now existing and longstanding problem in the game but in two thousand seven. When i first started this concept that you could play the last part of a basketball game without a clock. Yeah there there. Were some different versions that i that i tinker around with one where you would get rid of the clock actually the entire second half of game or get rid of the clock for entire fourth quarter of a game which is what we see the all star game or just get rid of the clock for the final few minutes of a game. That's what we see in tv and that's my preferred version now back then actually. My preferred version was where you get rid of the clock for the entire second-half the long ago i came to think that that was overkill. But anyway i mean when. I first explored this really. The whole idea was that. I was kind of treat by this idea but i thought okay. There must be some underlying fundamental flaw. That i'm overlooking. And i'm trying to figure out why. Why wouldn't this work. And so i really took a deep dive into the into the format really explored it. And the more that i did the more scrutinized at more that was trying to talk myself out of it the move were actually came to believe in it the more that i really convinced myself that it was necessary that it will sound and that it could be very cool and so by the end of the summer of two thousand seven on that i convince myself then that was when the really tough part started of trying to convince the world that the idea had merit a and that was the tenure process of reaching out to people and just saying persistent with it and trying to be positive with trying to shake my message trying to find some avenue to make a more convincing argument and again that was ten years worth of work before finally too cold in. Tbt at twenty seventeen. And i can honestly tell you. This is no nine exaggeration at all that this firm at which is now called eelam and wasn't originally. It is something that i have thought about for part of it part of the day every single day since march tenth two thousand seven and for many of those days most of those days found. Try to find some way to move this project forward. And it's exciting now that most of our much heavy lifting is behind me now because now the concept has a chance to speak for itself and it can speak for itself much more than i could speak on its behalf f lena with you mentioned much ten two thousand seven. There's an actual would have an idea. I thought it was just a time period. But there's actually expect we can pinpoints what happened there. This is a historic damn basketball history. Well yeah i mean. I remember this david lee and you can even go before that two thousand four. That was the first that i had an out loud conversation with my friends about him. Like there's gotta be some way to address these issues that we see at the end of a basketball game but the thing was we never really had any viable ideas rally. It was more tempting. Thousand seven i remember. I was living in dayton. Ohio just started. My career as teacher was conference tournament. Saturday i was watching an ac semi-final between north carolina state in virginia tech. And one of those games. Like we see you so often. It is highly intense highly competitive. It's just a great atmosphere all throughout relatively close game within a couple possessions and then it comes to the last minute or so it just comes to a screeching halt. The Entirely goes out of the arena. All that intensity all that athleticism is gone. And it's just this crawl to the finish line. Where virginia tech just had really no chance to overcome a pretty slim deficit. And that's when the light bulb went on that you know all these phenomena that we see are attributable in some way to basketball game clock. And maybe if you just got rid of the clock At the end of the game maybe that would address these issues. I absolutely remember the lightbulb going on that day. Incredible it's funny because we always think about the march madness being a product of game winners and this one game should be played on nba tv for generations to come because it produced so many mortgage because every game of the has a game winner on so the fact that this one game. That was so boring at the magin produced game when it was pretty it was pretty funny to think about still find. You can still find as full broadcast on youtube so challenging. Watch the last few minutes that i game and you'll see like this is just a rough watch and you know it's not a unique game. Wait i mean we see that kind of thing all the time even still today in the nba or college basketball where where it might be more so in leagues and events. That don't have a shot clock like youth basketball high school basketball things like that hundred percent and i'm thinking about it now. A originally brought up the four point shot in all of that in an haluk junior figured like those biking was the with cool to have a purpose. It's such a such a distinct purpose behind this which is which is which is great and thinking that there's actually a such good reason why wise should be added. Do we have the game. I'd be available. Do we have your reaction anywhere is there. Is there a tape of you. Stole it from the tv and throwing things with authorities. The wall is that exist anywhere. Now does that not. It doesn't exist. No that that doesn't that were degrading. I'd love to see what my face look like When it happened just for one because so much younger than a lot more hair but actually it wasn't. It wasn't anger really. It was excitement that i think the arctic amama something here and and was things were your brains moving so fast. It's hard to keep up with it. You know you're trying to write job. Things down john down Trying to keep up with your brain because it was something like i think. I'm going to explore this idea. Soap so cool thinking about that kind of lightbulb moment and after that obviously after i feel like beaumont moment you obviously have to think about how to make this a reality and have some tobacco up more than just your opinion on it or you're feeling so what kind of analytics do you think. Really backup the purpose of ilam and why should be using them. And that's kind of how you prove it people great question so you know it'd be difficult to explain fully in this in this venue here but just a few things. I looked at Because again i. I thought of this right before the start of the ncaa tournament. Two thousand seven. So for that year. I was running out of college basketball games that i could look at and and explore and and kind of tinker with this idea so for the two thousand seven nca tournament. I whipped The study where and this is before. I had dvr capabilities. I was recording these games on vhs tapes in newark re watching them that way. But you know looking at first of all. I want to see how how often do teens use this. Fouling strategy late in the game and how effective is it and in that particular tournament. you know it was used. I forget what percentage of the time it was used. I mean fairly common that a tree linzie team mestre resort to that strategy and most of the time when they don't resort that strategies because they've just given up they don't even try they don't even bother with fouling and that's not such a good thing either but in that particular permit there was not you know learning games where team was able to use that strategy and comeback win the game so that was one thing that was really striking to me is okay you know. We've always known that this is a boring strategy. Wow it's not even an effective strategy and yet it's still the trailing team's best option so that was really striking to me thinks oh like late. Comebacks really are more difficult than than we've been leaving. Think that they are and also wear to see how prevalent just buzzer beaters. Work and in that particular. Nca tournament there was not one single game that with a meaningful may basket. That surprising to me that entire ncaa tournament would would follow through like that and even in the nba playoffs that year which is like eighty or ninety games not a single nba playoff game in two thousand and seven in the meaningful made basket thousand pretty striking to me. But even just if you don't look at the exact final moment of the game. I was looking at the last. You know what. I call a potential buzzer-beaters. Were team has the ball with a chance to tie or take the lead. What with the shot clock turned off and just looking at how poor the quality of shots are poor. The quality of play was that was really striking to me. So those are some things that i that i looked at then but and i started doing that every year. The tournament time and kind of gathering that sample that along with you know does a couple dozen other categories of of different things. But i was looking at but we as years went on. And i still just wasn't making making a breakthrough with getting any. Wanna take chance of this concept. I thought you know. I'm gonna have to have more robust research sample here. I'm not to go all in with this. So from twenty fourteen. To twenty eight. Eighteen are went all out with researching and watching the end of games in the nba. Men's college basketball to over twenty nine hundred games over that span and again it's not just looking a box scores and play by play summaries because those can be misleading and those a lot of times don't have the categories it. I am seeking information. Like i watched the end of all of these games and i mean that that was a significant investment of time. But you know who knows if that was what. Put me over the top. But i do know that made my argument convincing you know that strategy. It's used about half of the time. But when teams use it they only come back and win the game only about one percent of the time To see their only about one percent of games actually ends with the meaningful made basket to see that wouldn't normally over the course of a game where you seeing team score about one point per possession but when it gets to like a potential buzzer beater. Situation are i should say an actual buzzer beater situation that plummets to about zero point. Two points per possession am. That's just a small sample of all these different categories of information gathering and really reaffirming my argument strengthening my argument and again who who knows if that was exactly what did it for me but i know it certainly health or isn't that i'm thinking in that twenty seven twenty eight time period where you're able to convince people at tbt the cb l. a. Mike morrell came on this podcast and the way he was talking about many i was like oh my god i forgot. I had no idea all these findings show much success being us. All the time and people are really buying into it so early. So what does that. What does that initial process. Okay now people started believing the idea what what are the next few months. Look like in in really getting it. Tough finally get to the also game. Yeah well it. It's it's amazing when you look at the time line the way played out where you know again from two thousand seven to two thousand seventeen here. We have a ten year span where again. It's just me out there on my own speaking on behalf of this concept and no one had implemented this and then if you look at from from the summer of twenty seventeen to february of twenty twenty you know it's not. It's not even three four years after i implementation now the nba all star game. You literally have the best players in the world all on one court playing under this format so again. That's why i say. The format speaks for itself. Much better than i can speak on. Its behalf and i always remember that first weekend and twenty seventeen when when this idea came to life at t bt and you'll see all these. Different scenarios are intimidated. All is different things that's played out in my mind just countless times or you know played out on paper and now here i was seeing it in real life. That was just so amazing. Because again. I i i play these out. Thousands of times in my mind and Things playing out as i had expected which was really that was really reassuring and so the day started out. I remember that very first day. They had seven games back to back. And the first couple of games you know were were added that yo- things will work and just the way they were but then by the by the mid afternoon then things were really getting citing. We're finally we've we finally saw a sudden death situation. Looked like and we saw that. You know when the team makes a winning shot in sudden-death situation like that that it absolutely has the same look and sound and feel a buzzer beater. That was really reaffirming of the game. I think the game right after that one. maybe yeah. I think it was game right after that. We had a team that was down by thirteen points heading into the eelam ending. And the you know it's a game that you know you'd never see that kind of a comeback on the regular format that late in the game because there's so many forces working against the trailing team but here in this game the trailing team went on a fourteen nothing run to take the lead and then it was neck and neck the rest of the way and so that was amazing to see because again. It was something that i was confident about was the lamenting could lead to more late. Comebacks and here in the sixth game and eliminating history we saw just this amazing comeback team was down by thirteen after clock. Shut off jane. Back to take the lead real incredible theme about how it can just not just add more buzzer beater but also more comebacks and everything that make the game exciting because a lot of times. My dad's not to sue two biggest watch with me. And i'm like dad. You don't watch the whole game watch last four minutes watch last two minutes. Half the time was watching. We're watching geigo. We're watching commercials during those last minute. So it's really cool to think about how we could release more. Exciting basketball led down the stretch and one question about the all star game. Obviously everyone was so excited about how. There was heightened defensive intensity every was Was really enjoying to talk about that. But my biggest thing is what are your thoughts on it ending on a free throw. Is that when you look at the elementary. Do you see as having to end on a made basket. I made field goal Free throw in. And what are your thoughts there. So i of a lot to say about that one is i think i think for the this the lamenting concept. I think that might have actually been really good things that that i all star game ended that way because think think about the s because for many people who oppose lamenting. That's their number. One critique is that you know game has could potentially end with a free throw while here for many people. This is the first time they've ever seen the eelam ending an nfl game that that phenomenon happens and yet they still love it. Still like ninety percent of the feedback was positive about the e lamenting even though that one most common critique was present in that in that debut so i think that's actually a good thing because now it's like well i mean all the detractors. They don't have anything left. After that. I mean that that was the one and only a critique in many cases and it was already evident there and yet still people are enjoying this idea. But what. I what. I say most commonly to those who say that they don't like the eelam ending because a game can in that way. Say well wait a second. Hold on if you don't like seeing games decided by free throws then. You should love the lamenting i mean. It's the norm under the regular format at the sea. Games decided by free throws. And it's the exception under the e lamenting i almost think it's comical argument That someone would say that. I would never want to over-regulate the game so like mandate that game cannon with the free throw will lead to all sorts of junkie strategies and unintended consequences. So i think we have to live with the possibility that fifteen to twenty percent of games by end with the free throw but still. Let's think about that. If fifteen to twenty percent of games are any with the free throw that means that eighty to eighty five percent of games are inning with a meaningful made basket. You compare that to the regular format or one percent of games ends with the meaningful made basket. I think that's a pretty big feather in the capital lamenting and still is so incredibly difficult to mammal. Kind of looks at of free throws being like not not a geraldo shot. It's tough to make those game when he free throws after. You play four quarters in your exhausted an entire teams counting on you. I'm curious for the all star game. Where were you watching it where you live with your entire family huge movie theater size. Tv screen what did they must have. That must have been a huge day for you. It was wonderful because you know if we if we rewind a few weeks but for the all star game there were members of the nba league office. Who contacted me in advance of their public announcement. They they called me and said hey. We want to thank you for all your passion for the game for your innovative ideas to improve late game. Play they said that they had had conversations with the nba players association that the players really saw a lot of merit in this idea of an on time finish and they told me that they send me all expenses paid to chicago to see the lamenting and action at the all star game that we can so So i was actually in chicago. That too good with A dear friend of mine. She and i got to go out to all the all star festivities that we can. You know they put us up at the ritz carlton. i remember seeing a lot of beautiful unimportant. People walk into the hotel lobby all weekend. One point i was at the hotel bar getting a cocktail. Few seats staff Spike lee was pretty exciting. I didn't have the guts to go talk to him but I mean that was just a wonderful weekend. That the friday of all star weekend i got to go on. Nba tv. Gametime live beyond their with chris. Miles and courant butler isaiah thomas and have a segment about the elam and he was really exciting. So and being yeah being in there and the arena was just amazing because because that's something been important to me is because i think there are. I try to measure as much as i can quantify as much as i can. But i think there's a lot to that you'll amending that can't be measured and i think being in the arena and and since the atmosphere in the arena is really important and that entire fourth quarter. There was exactly like what you would wanna see in any basketball game and You know just playing playing out so great so it was really exciting. Thrill of a lifetime shore so amazing to think about that. And i have some questions just kind of not now that we were in the present day where they were about a week away from illness. Happy again and twenty twenty one in the in this upcoming all star game. Where do you see the future of a going is. Because i would just gonna stand up. It's gonna pass permeates into whether it's nba regular season is gonna put me to youth. Sports are focusing more international leagues. Where do you this going. It's tough to say. I mean i i don't i mean i think the ceilings i and i think it's going to continue to grow absolutely but just keep in mind you know for fourteen years now. I've been ready to put this thing in At every level of basketball. I've learned to be patient with this thing. Basically and just watch it grow but you know again. The fact that i don't i don't know of any league. That's adopted you lamenting. That's gone back the other direction. And so i think that continue that momentum going to continue to grow we've seen grassroots level leagues and events Route the united states and abroad Implemented it's really exciting. Yeah that now it has a foothold in fiba with League basketball league. I think they were very excited about how played out in twenty twenty. I think that's gonna be made an avenue for springboard for for more feeble leagues to implement it again. I can't speak for the nba. But they definitely have venues to to experiment with this whether it's g. league the summer league or the ncaa tournament that they've proposed college basketball has been used such as the nit cbi cit some of those early season tournaments aau tournaments high school via It's hard it's hard to tell what the sequence is going to be of who's next and then who's after that but all i know is That i'm very confident. It's going to continue to grow. And eventually i do think we're going to see at the highest levels of play and we're going to be seeing all these highest always levels of play. Is it kind of a finished product. Would you say whether what what are some of the suggestions you've heard and then also kind of curious. What are some of the wacky suggestions for people like. Oh thank you should. You should do this. And you're like messing with my baby unless my creation like that what are what. Are those suggestions that you kind of what you like and other ones you kinda like so much. So i mean thing that any legal event would have to tinker with a little bit is the settings of when you off the clock and what you set the target score to even on tv t. We originally were under four minutes. And plus seven. And we've since shifted to under four minutes plus eight just to get closer to four minutes worth of game time. During that time portion. I think for tv. Say we're pretty close to a done done with tinkering with it Twenty twenty one will be the first share. We haven't we aren't even gonna make even a minor modification to at all We're gonna play it out exactly as it played out in twenty twenty and so it's really starting to to solidify. Has anyone wanted to. i'm trying to. I'm trying to think of like. Because i i saw on twitter people were talking about. How for the free throw bumped the target score up one. It distances you from the other team which. I'm sure you don't like that one too much or anything. I was intrigued intrigued by it. But i kind kinda played that on paper. And i still think that if that would happen. Then why won't you just foul on every possession. If if if it's impossible to lose at the free throw line. Why wouldn't you foul on every possession. Because you know you can't lose and you have a chance of making three and then okay. Wow yeah that is at that point. That's a huge loophole game and that would lead to that would lead to almost an eternity basketball until you were down by. Ten attorney passable. You even if you were down by ten you you like if you're down by ten and you can't get up another point was fouled him. May maybe they score free throws but you're still game. Maybe they'd be even better like you. Maybe we're gonna steal literally just foul on every single possession. 'cause 'cause you can't lose can't have that. What what one question do you see. Eli manning kind of just the idea of shutting off the clock moving into any other sports for example like for example. Football's big victory formation. I kind of last football game. Sometimes we just taking a knee and everyone knows who's gonna win other other sports whether it's soccer sports have you. Have you ever thought of matter. Anyone has ever entertained idea. I love this question. Because i thought about this very very much back in two thousand seven miles first exploring this of a what what makes basketball different. That's one of the things that's really exciting about. The elementary is that this is really an offer and at an option as only on the table for basketball. If you look at any other time sport whether that whether that's so bob soccer hockey the way down the line with things like lacrosse. Water polo handball. You know lots of different things. All these other times sports have a scoring rate that is is much lower scoring is much less frequent. It's much more sporadic than it is in basketball so for these these other sports. You can't really rely on scoring to serve in place of o'clock because the scoring just not dependable enough but in basketball what will say basketball in its infancy was the same way. And that's why. I think dr james naismith was absolutely right to govern basketball by time because in the early days of the sport games were very very low scoring basketball so again. It was one of those sports that was dependent on a clock. You know it didn't have any other and it didn't have any other feet like you know scoring in volleyball tennis. That can serve as the clock out service. The clock in baseball because they're accumulated fairly rapidly but basketball for the last out last hundred years or so has had a scoring rate. That is clearly distinct way way higher than all these other times sports basketball the only sport that could realistically use points in place of clock for part or all of its game so i think the element is an option. That's only on the table for basketball. And i think basketball needs to take advantage of that. Love that there's a big reason. I would think why. I watch basketball over soccer where there might take another ninety minutes to see another goal so i it just yeah definitely. It's perfect for basketball and can't wait to see what happens there because whether it's next week or just the wonder years to come on my i. I know that the on a very big part of the rest of my basketball life would revolve around. Eli manning. I can't wait to see how it evolves so thank you so much for coming on. This was absolutely phenomenal I've never been so kind of it. I mean you're the first person i've met. I've met with a lot of people that i thought i would never be because they were celebrities. We the first person. I thought i'd never been because i didn't know you existed. So thank you so much for for for existing and give him a chance to speak with you. Thank you so much while really enjoy this. I'll say one more thing so you said that You know elementary will be something. That's on your mind and something they will think about. going forward. I hope that's a good thing. It can be a little bit of a curse. Because i can tell you that since i thought of this idea back in march two thousand seven every literally. Every time i watch a basketball game with nba men's or women's college basketball olympics. Whatever it might be every single time. Watch basketball game since then over that fourteen years fan and counting I always think well. What would the target score. If we're using the e lamenting how ending might play out differently. Which i think no still to this day even after all those years i think is still hopefully. You will too But i just hope. I haven't cursed you with that. Hopefully soon you won't be a curse because every game will have that so i'm never going to be saying it's gonna. It's gonna be normal. Some really can't wait to see that and of course this episode is going to be everyone's gonna lend so much is gonna be like. Oh my god. Maybe there's just so cool so i can't say that enough so much it's been great. Thank you thanks for listening to gen z hoops. Make sure to follow like and subscribe on instagram link dish and all major social media platforms at gen z poops. You can tune in and subscribe on apple. podcasts spotify youtube and every other podcast platform on the planet. Get ready for the next episode.

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Episode 55 Telescopes And Stars

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Episode 55 Telescopes And Stars

"This episode is brought to you by not grass history creators hope homeschool history regardless of where your child goes to school home school history helps you find kid friendly books videos gains websites and virtual field trips related to history geography and government whether you want to learn more about the topics covered in the past and the curious or explore something completely different homeschool. History will save you time and enhance learning for your child access this web based app on any device bookmark resources in your own custom groups and share your ratings and reviews with other parents start searching today at home. School history dot com. Hello everybody and welcome to the past. And the curious this episode fifty five and my name is mick sullivan. And i'm so glad that you have joined us today whatever day. You're listening to this episode. I have to thank my good friend. My old old friend. Joe burchett for his help with this episode. There's a lot of scientists episode. And i am not a scientist and i would never pretend to be so i had to get his help to understand it and to make sure that i got it right. Joe is actually an assistant professor in the astronomy department at the at new mexico state university. So thanks to dr joe burchett and thanks to you for tuning in hope. He likes base tales or tales of people who look into space and how they do. So we're going to hear about edwin hubble some of his pre astronomy career and also about a remarkable new telescope at least knew at the time. Let's do this all. Dr james naismith is said to heaven. Dented the game of basketball in massachusetts in eighteen. Ninety one the next year not far away in connecticut. Another sport took a big leap forward. When a man named pudge heffelfinger became the first person to officially get paid actual money to play for an american football team. Soon after mr pudge heffelfinger somewhat stardom as the first professional athlete each of these sports grew in popularity on college campuses but while football grew in popularity it also grew violent by the early nineteen hundreds. There were so many gruesome injuries and worse that it was almost banned entirely president. Teddy roosevelt door. All right sir. Theodore roosevelt had to get involved schools. Were canceling their programs. And more importantly mothers would not let their kids play the game. One of these. Nay saying moms was virginia hubble. She pleaded with her son. Edwin powell hubble not to run basically helmet lewis at full speed and to also basically looks heads of other college students. He listened to his mom and when he graduated. He hung up his dinky non protective helmet. This is a good thing because he was carrying around. What would be one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century and has had. He didn't need to go smashing that incredible brain into the rock hard cranium. Curiously oh mama. Hubble didn't make him stop. Boxing apparently edwin was a really great boxer and he continued his pugilist pursuit through college but when edwin hubble enrolled in school at the university of chicago he was planning to honor his father's wishes and be a lawyer. Lawyering wasn't really what made his heart thing. What did make his heart sing. Or the stars in the sky and basketball. He indulged himself in astronomy and math courses and was a star in the science program which probably wouldn't have been much used to him in the court of law. Of course he'd worry about that in grad school. He figured for now when he was not thinking about the heavens. He was playing the forward position on the basketball court for the university of chicago. Maroons his team had an amazing three year. Run in one thousand nine seven thousand nine hundred eighty eight and nineteen o nine. They were crowned national champions now edwin hubble had been born in missouri but his insurance executive father moved the big family to a suburb of showers where he went to grade school on his birthday. One year his grandfather let the young boy stay up late and he's showed him the stars through a small telescope that he would set up in the darkness of pasture leader. One of teachers happened to be the mother of an astronomer. She was able to share lots of interesting things that she had learned from her son. With young edwin both of those moments and people made an impression and where an inspiration to edwin hubble but despite his interests his father would not allow him to become an astronomer so after his sporting career and science excellence and high school in college. He earned a scholarship to study law at oxford in england in nineteen ten. He was a good student but it wasn't really thrilling for him. At least the classes weren't he loved exploring europe and he wanted to police father so he stuck it out. While he was across the atlantic his family moved to shelbyville kentucky because the elder mister hubble was tired of the city and wanted to raise the remaining children in more rural environment but long after the move has dad fell sick and soon passed away edwin felt it was his responsibility to join the family and kentucky to help care for the siblings they moved to nearby louisville and edwin. Took a job across the river in new albany indiana. Each morning he'd walk in the front door of new albany high school and teach science and spanish to the eager student body and to indulge his deepest interests. He led an astronomy club and he also coached the basketball team in fact in nineteen fourteen. He coached that team to an undefeated regular season and a third place finish in the state tournament. His students seem to love him but he had other dreams and the loss of his father did open up. Some opportunities for him see edwin. No longer felt the need to be a lawyer. He headed back north and got a job working at the yorkies observatory which was operated by his alma mater. The university of chicago. When your keys was founded and led by an astronomer named george ellery hale in eighteen ninety seven the observatory had one of if not be most impressive telescope in the world with its forty inch lend. It was the largest refracting telescope anywhere but in astronomy. This time things got bigger and better quickly and by the time edwin came strolling in mr hill was gone. I don't wanna sound like a jerky but yorkies just doesn't work for me. Turkeys i'm heading to calif burke's he didn't say that well hale was. In mount wilson california having interstellar fund with his new sixty inch telescope edwin hubble was making the best of hills leftovers and beginning. Important research on nebula. These clusters of stars puzzled astronomers. But while was working on understanding them he learned some new things that had been discovered and shared by another scientist. This new knowledge determined that the nebula that scientists had been studying. We're actually in motion. They were moving away from the sun. Not just hanging out like a dirty sock on the floor. This was very important information to edwin. He worked so hard but soon he was invited to hale's mount wilson to work harder and in addition to the sixty inch telescope. They now had a new one hundred inch telescope. Now you were. I might not be able to imagine what a difference this would make. And what we could see but edwin sure could and he was terribly excited about it now he got sidetracked by world war one for which he enlisted but as soon as he was done he stopped in chicago for long enough to kiss his mother seriously. Like half a day and he was out and then he headed to california here he worked so late and so long that he was almost as permanent fixture as the giant telescope itself. Cold clear nights were best for observing. But that brought a hazard to the job is anyone here can can someone help me. It seems that my face is frozen to the telescope. Anybody okay going to have to do this on our own. We got this come on edwin. You're an ed winner. Don't be ed weenie. Might loosen eyelashes here. Point you see is water. When it's cold and an astronomer tears would collect on the eyelashes which would then freeze to the ip's and freeze the astronomer to the telescope. It was a small sacrifice to make really before long. Hubble made a startling discovery about a nebula known as the andromeda nebula he based a lot of his research on another astronomers work who used pictures that these great telescopes had taken her name was henrietta swan levitt and some of her discoveries led hull to his eventual conclusion that the andromeda nebula was not in our galaxy the milky way galaxy as everyone had thought. This proved two things one that there are many galaxies in the universe and two that the universe is expanding to understand the basics of this hubble would often draw things on partially inflated balloon and then blow it up showing how everything was moving farther away from its center. This even helped prove einstein's theory of relativity for which got really nice. Thank you note from mister einstein. Himself these discoveries may well have been the most importantly leap that humans have made in hundreds of years. It literally changed the way that scientists have thought since then so before long world-famous so people say hubble was the most important astronomer since games and that guy live four hundred years before hubble ever get frozen to an piece so that saying something. Meanwhile hail wasn't done with his plans for bigger telescopes he had an idea for a new observatory. At mount palomar california. It will be my greatest creation. My wildest dream come true a telescope. That has not one hundred inches. Not one hundred fifty not one ninety five ninety six ninety seven ninety eight or one hundred ninety nine inches but two hundred inches. Drink of what we can see. Oh hubble can think about it all right. This was a game changer. That excited hubble to no end but world war two got in his way and not to mention the telescopes way more on that in the next half of the episode anyway. Hubble hope that he would be put in charge of this new telescope and its feelings were hurt. When he wasn't kinda bummed the people around him luckily reminded him that he was not an administrator. He was an astronomer a really good one. The best thing that he could do is just use it and help people learn more. And that's what he did. Sadly has health failed soon. Thereafter and in nineteen fifty three edwin. Hubble passed away much to his chagrin he never won the nobel prize that he so desired. There has never actually been an award for astronomy only for science and competing against all the other scientists and all of the other fields. In one of the most dramatic periods of knowledge and technological advancement was a tall order. Perhaps more fittingly the incredible space telescope. Which has produced so many images that have captivated our imaginations and continues to yield transformational. Scientific insight is named after him. Astronomers on earth used the hubble space telescope to see and learn more about the universe than hubble himself could have even imagined. It's no no doubt but this probably would satisfy the former basketball star. If he knew well everybody. Here comes josie and ella from portland. Oregon. with you have thirty seconds. I ala. i'm josie. We wanna tell you a weird story of organs. Exploding wale in one thousand nine hundred seventy four five foot will wash up on the beach near florence or again they decided to blow it up the thought it would exploded into such tiny pieces that segel's clean it up. Wherever they write. It will worse than mark mirror wrong. Chunks of dead whale rain down on people. A car was smashed organ. Learned what not to do. The beached whale josie annella hats off gruesome story. Yeah but you put the catchphrase. I didn't see that one coming. Great job thank you for sending. That really tickle my funny bone so if you have a you have thirty seconds then you can find details on what to do at the past into curious dot com. You have thirty seconds to tell a story and you can just record it on like a phone or an ipad or someone and email it to us but there's instructions online as well as coincided with. That's right it is a space quiz and it is question number one though. He did not have a telescope. Tico brown haze was a wildly important astronomer in the fifteen hundreds. Do you know or perhaps remember if you listened to our episode featuring kiko o'brien which part of his body did he lose an a dual of course our episode on he brought. Hey fun one and you may remember or you may not that he actually lost his nose and abdul actually wore a metal replacement for much of his life. Was it gold. was it silver. was it something else. Well we're just not sure okay. Question number two tico died in sixteen o one and just seven years later. The telescope was patented. He really missed out on that one anyway. In which country do you think. The telescope was first patented. It's not clear if hans lipper shay was the first to invent the telescope but he filed for the first patent in the netherlands. So we have the dutch to thank for that first magnified view of the heavens. Okay question number three edwin. Hubble is not the only person famous for something besides sports who also had a successful career in athletics. Do you know which. American president was actually the starting center on michigan's football team and won two football national championships. The wolverines won the title in nineteen. Thirty two and nineteen thirty-three and one of their stars was gerald. Ford who would be president from nineteen seventy four to nineteen seventy seven. He actually had the chance to play professional football but chose law school instead. Also worth noting. Abraham lincoln is in the wrestling hall of fame for his wrestling successes during his youth. Monkey ron as an unusual name for eight creek and monkey run a habit of flooding in july of nineteen thirty five. It was flooding along with the river and pretty much everything else in corning new york. Thanks to endless days of heavy storms but this flood was problem of national importance because be most important piece of technological equipment in america was baking in a giant oven right there. Electric city was pretty new powering factories and it was not very dependable when the fire department and citizens of corning found out that the monkey run blood could knock out the power and damage this valuable new creation. They came together to do everything they could to protect it. And the machinery its creation dependent on. So what was it. They were so eager to protect. No well it was the largest piece of glass made in the history of the world a few years before the monkey ron flood the gears and george ellery hailed head. Were turning three times in his life. He had created the largest telescope in the world. I there was the forty inch. Refracting at yorkies. Which brought the heavens a little closer back. 1897 a refracting telescope uses to lenses. Sort of like one side of a pair of binoculars. The objective lens. The bigger one at the end is convex. And the curve collects the light rays and benz them to eight focal point. The other lands is the ip which makes all of this visible to your art. The yorkies refractory is still the largest refracting telescope in the world but there are limitations with this type of telescope. i think of telescopes as light buckets. Where a bigger bucket will collect more photons and enable us to see fainter and fainter objects. Well refractories require that large objective lens. Be made of glass remember. That's the big one at the top. These are extremely difficult to manufacturer with sufficient quality. Plus these lenders are heavy and they must be supported at the end of a long lever arm. This adds another difficulty when supporting and controlling precisely all of this weight so with some of these limitations in mind and plenty of opportunity out west. Hail as you might recall bid a due to the turkeys in yerkes for the west coast. He then focused on reflector telescopes. Which use a curved mirror to collect light rays and reflect them to an ip that a human can see easily. These are more efficient to megan larger sizes. So he'll work to have one built with a sixty inch mirror on mount wilson in pasadena in nineteen eight the bigger the telescope the more the scientists could see and discover this lead to more understanding so in one thousand nine hundred seventeen hail again outdid himself by coordinating the creation of the hooker telescope with its one hundred inch mirror more of the universe than ever could be seen and analyzed. It was this telescope that our old pal edwin hubble was working on when he began to pastor hail the hooker telescope was not perfect first off it was near los angeles which was growing in population. More people meant more light more light meant. It was harder for the telescope to do. Its job because the light from the earth interfered with what we could see. This is called light pollution. And it's why you see so many more stars in the sky the further away you get from a city but also mirrors like this are made of glass topped with a layer of aluminum and the hundred inch glass on the hooker. Telescope was actually many layers of glass on top of one another. This was not very stable. There's too much fluctuation in the shape of the glass so the weather change like if it went from one of those freeze your face to the telescope type of cold nights to the warmth of a nice spring day. The glass change too and this warped the image that the scientists would see a glass lens needs to be completely stable and the bigger one gets the less stable. It is especially when it's made out of layers of glass. George what is it mister. Hubble telescope's broken. Have you frozen your face to the telescope again. Dr no no. It's just all we believe. Wobbly look it is not broken. It's just not perfect. But i wanna perfect one. We all do add one. We all do. Maybe hails gears turning to keep edwin hubble from pestering him but more likely it was his other three telescopes that led him to his next creation. He realized every time. We make a larger telescope. We discover new things that we could not see before. So why stop now. His new dream was a route. Two hundred inch mirror. That would be like no other hunk of glass in history. Nothing like this had ever been attempted and if successful it would be twice the size of the largest telescope in the world and if successful it could completely open up the limits of science. A few ideas were tried. And in the end the contract went to the corning glass company in corning new york because of a new advancement. They made with a new recipe for glass. In fact you probably have some of this new at the time glass in your kitchen right now. It's called pyrex. Pyrex glass which contains borax can be heated to extreme temperatures and not really changed much at all so in addition to being a great material for a two hundred inch mirror for a gigantic state of the art telescope. It's also the ideal thing to cook casseroles and scalloped potatoes or even brownies. Making a brownie dish though is completely different from making a telescope mirror in order to get started on this two hundred inch mirror the engineers at corning glass would have to melt. Sixty five tons of glass at twenty seven hundred degrees fahrenheit. This took weeks and was incredibly dangerous. Then once the mold that would shape the glass disk was complete. They used giant ladles too. Poor the red hot liquid glass inside each ladle full weighed seven hundred and fifty pounds while making plans hale had told the general public about the need for such a remarkable telescope. It was the middle of the great depression at the time. And because of this and because he got a gigantic grant from the rockefeller foundation to pay for it. Everyone was intrigued. When they'd poured the lens. Thousands of people came to see it happen. Unfortunately that glass desk was a failure. There were some stabilizing structures in the mold and because the liquid glass was so hot they melted and floated up to the top which made the gigantic glass puck useless. Well not completely useless. Scientists all about trial and error and they learned a lot from their failed giant lands. And actually it is still on display today in the museum there so taking what they learned they tried again this time without the added pressure of an audience there to watch the next pouring in december of nineteen. Thirty four was a success but they were still months away from knowing for sure. Glass like this needs to go through a process called annealing. The two hundred inch disk which was twenty five inches. Thick went into a special oven periodically. It would be heated to bake out any imperfections and then cooled down under great control. Each temperature change was excruciatingly. Slow the people in charge would rotate so that it was never left alone. And the temperature's would be changed by a single degree at a time and the supervisor watched it like a hawk. No one wanted to be responsible for the glass having a problem because the temperature changed too quickly. This is why the power failure caused by the flooding of monkey. Run was such a big problem. If the oven went off that meant the glass would cool too fast and this could mean disaster for a very special piece of glass. So many people had worked so hard to create for george ellery hails one of a kind great depression era telescope. Mazing lee for them. The flood didn't ruin the glass but they wouldn't actually know that for sure until their timer went off and they thought the glass would be done after ten months of slowly cooling down one degree at a time. They open the oven in october of nineteen thirty five to find a big beautiful piece of glass. Perfect for a big beautiful telescope now to get it across. The country grinded into a perfect concave shape coated and aluminum and install it at mount palomar easiest by right. Oh worse than right wrong. A special train car carried it across the country because of the heavy and highly valuable cargo. It never went faster than twenty five miles an hour d- which makes for a long slow trip across the american continent. At least this made it convenient for citizens to gather and watch. It went rolling by in april of nineteen thirty six at finally arrived in california and ready for the grinding crew to grind. It's flat surface into a concave service. Think of carving the flat face of a trump into a bird bath or a bowl but this bill had to be perfect any mistake any imperfection would distort what a scientist saw when looking through the telescope. They knew it would take years but they didn't count on world war two happening. The people working on this. We're highly skilled and time and time again. They were needed in the war effort and they couldn't say no to uncle sam. So by nineteen forty two with world. War two and full swing. The telescope project was just on hold. No progress was made for three years. Was just a large lonely languishing lens. Things got moving again. In nineteen forty-five at the war's end and the lens was finally perfected. Give him it reflective aluminum coating and eventually installed in a telescope at mount palomar observatory in honor of the four time biggest telescope world champion. This two hundred behemoth was named silly. They didn't celebrate the dedication with a two hundred inch pizza or two hundred inch cake. But i'm pretty sure they realize the mistake immediately. Honestly they need more than a two hundred inch pizza. Defeat everyone who made the incredible instrument possible hale and hubli get all the glory but the reason it succeeded is because thousands of everyday people who were eager to work and celebrate science. It's important to remember that all of this began during the bleakness of the great depression and it remained a work in progress throughout the uncertainty of world war. Two and beyond in one thousand nine hundred forty nine more than twenty years after hale proposed the idea. Edwin hubble took the first photographic image with the hale telescope. It's so perfect. Thank you know. It's the least i could do would. Actually it wasn't perfect. It just took a little bit of refinement. Though and by the end of the year it was as perfect as anything could be for decades the hale telescope was state of the art and today it is still a powerful important and heavily used telescope. Of course there are other large telescopes now but without question the hale telescope and it's a gigantic mirror groundbreaking. Their impact is felt today anytime an astronomer peers into the skies above with a telescope. Perhaps even more so if they go home and make a pan of brownies and their pyrex cookware at the end of the day. It's safe to say that. No other telescope has quite the story of this one. It was a long arduous and monumental effort made by regular folks and scientists alike to take a huge leap for science in the lows of the great depression. Luckily we are still learning about the universe thanks to its creation and i'm gonna make some desert well all right episode. Fifty five is in the books. Thank you for joining us. This has been the past and the curious money is eleven. I have some patriots sponsors to thank and a song to send out to two twins not three twins triplets. I guess anyway. Let's get started asher in humble texas. Hello to you azure. Addie hellwig and jenny. Thank you for listening. I'm so glad you're out there and emmett in somerville massachusetts which is an awesome place. I've spent time there really enjoyed it. Jake and beckett hazing. What's up jake and beckett thanks for listening also and also to you chelsea kunakey. Thank you chelsea. i'm so glad you're out there. And i appreciate your support sebila. Hello to you and thank you for listening and the same goes for inga. Hello inga thank you. And if anger here An adult and you would like me to think a kid. Let me know or if you're an adult and you just want the thanks for yourself. That's awesome to. Hey i love it. I love it either. Way and lucy l. e. Hello to you. I think last month i said your mom's name i needed to say your name lucienne ella thank you okay. Last but not least. I have a song for two twins. Eddie and andy. Six year old twins who really enjoy space which is super appropriate because of this episode. So everything just worked out really well and i decided to talk about the constellation gemini which wants twins seemed like a fitting to do. Hope you'll like this on. There's a constellation pair of star formation. Own the gm. I think that name is kuwabara. The twins sky a file was the kind of guy who got to name. Stars us guys got. It's dan eddie. Andy andy and andy. If it's become jim. Anna twins stars in the sky and be your con- sterling and edie eddie. Any space always plays outer space with the. Jim constellation by everybody. I hope you have a great month. 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What do a lot of Americans have in common with Drake?

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

08:00 min | 2 years ago

What do a lot of Americans have in common with Drake?

"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by the university of Florida Warrington college of business transform your future with an MBA from one of America's top ten universities. Learn more at Warrington dot ufl dot EDU slash NBA. And by the Michigan economic Development Corporation, Evan Lyle of rush enterprises is a big fan of Michigan as he put it the future mobility, is going to be decided right here in this state, visit planet dot com to find out why that's P. L. A. N. E T, M dot com. A few minutes is real estate a racket. I'm David Brancaccio in New York, President Trump says he will impose an escalating series of tariffs on all goods passing from Mexico into the US. President Trump is pressuring Mexico to stop migrants. The tariffs will start at five percent. Could grow to twenty five percent by October. This will surely complicate parallel efforts to approve a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Marketplace's Justin ho is on the story this morning. So here's a quick snapshot of what we import from Mexico. They're our biggest supplier of food imports. We took an almost six twenty six billion dollars worth last year. They also sent us ninety three billion dollars in cars and trucks. So overall, we imported almost three hundred and fifty billion dollars worth of products from Mexico last year. All right. But a tariff of five percent to start next month nickel, but it's not necessarily as simple as five percent, fee customs or something. So each warr Persad at Cornell University says supply chains between the US and next. Geico are really tightly linked groups go back and forth, the border multiple times before they end up as finished draw Deutsche Bank estimates that two-thirds of imports between Mexico and the US is trade between divisions of the same company. So the effective tax rate on finished products like cars, for instance could be even higher than five percent attacks US consumers pay. Right. Plus some companies like grope gopro had even moved production to Mexico to avoid the tariffs, we put on Chinese products. And this also comes in the middle of free trade negotiations between the US Canada and Mexico deal. Mexico hasn't ratified yet. In fact, the Mexican president sent the Mexican Senate, the trade deal for approval just hours before Trump tweeted about these tariffs on Justin. Thank you, a down day shaping up on the stock market possibly with tariffs in mind. The footsie in London is down one point one percent. The Dow future is down two hundred ninety five points on point two percent similar percentage drop for the SNP. Future NASDAQ future down one and a half percent. Now, if you've ever sold the house through a broker you're well aware of the commission sellers. Typically have to pay maybe six percent of the sale price that split between your broker and the buyer's broker. Well, some home sellers are suing over those fees, arguing they violate antitrust laws now the Justice department is investigating. Marketplace's Amy Scott joins me now. Hi, amy. Hi, david. What are the allegations? Well, I, we've gotta talk about something called the M L S which stands for multiple listing service and they're basically databases were brokers share properties. They're trying to sell on behalf of their clients. And there's an old rule that says a listing can only be published in the MLS if it includes an offer of compensation for the buyer's broker that commissions typically two and a half to three percent of the sale price, so on a three hundred thousand dollar house. We're talking about, you know, seventy five hundred to nine thousand dollars. Now, we love the work that. Realtors do. But is there something nefarious alleged about this practice? Yeah, that is the claim in now three separate lawsuits filed against the national association of realtors, and some large brokerage firms the plane of say that practice of requiring the broker compensation unfairly drives up costs for home sellers, and that it inflates commissions because agents basically won't show, their clients, homes, offering low commissions or maybe we'll show the ones with higher commissions. I that's the allegation for its part. The national association of realtors says the lawsuits are baseless, and it's seeking to have them dismissed. But the Justice department is also looking into this, right? So there's a company called core logic that provides data and software to the MLS is, it's confirmed that it's received a civil investigative order from Justice. Basically a subpoena demanding that it provide documents related to an antitrust investigation. I talked to a guy named Robert Hawn, who's a real -est. Consultant and blogger who got his hands on this request, and the focus seems to be on documents related to broker compensation, and how the SS restrict access to listings, we're on the outside looking in here, but it does seem to me that if the plaintiffs were to win or Justice department crackdown to be quite an earthquake for this industry. Yeah. I mean, there are billions of dollars in commissions at stake on told me it could be catastrophic, if the plaintiff prevail, then what they're essentially to win on the idea that sharing commissions having these seller pay the buyer's agents commission is anti competitive, so it may be the brokers are prohibited from sharing commissions. And if that happens buyers would have to figure out how to pay their own brokers, but Han told me nothing is likely to change soon. He expects seven to ten years of litigation could places Amy Scott. Thank you for watching this. You're welcome. 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The first time in NBA history we had a finals game outside the US last night. The Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors game one one eighteen to one oh nine you have to cross an international frontier to get to Toronto. The NBA wants to grow its brand everywhere. But for now they're probably happy to see Canadians getting into this. Marketplace's Andy ULA reports Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America. Pretty big market for the NBA, but Kevin pelton who writes about basketball for ESPN says it's not just people in Toronto who were cheering for the raptors the rest of the country has jumped on board and the raptors have embraced in encouraged that with their their slogan we north. In fact, a lot of people south of the border are rooting for Canada's team to it's the underdog. The warriors have won two straight championships. This series might not boost the NBA popularity across the seas. But sports business journal editor John Iran says the league does have a nice marketing opportunity through a famous raptor fan Canadian. Music star Drake who cheers courtside at all their games. They are able to sort of get into the entertainment. President is get into some of the music press. And, and it really goes beyond just a really hardcore sporting press, an MBA title would be something of a homecoming the raptors can pull it off. Dr James Naismith, the creator of basketball was born in Almonte Ontario. I may dealer for marketplace. More into bonds today. I'm looking at the yield on the government's ten year note is down two point one six percent at the moment. I'm David Brancaccio. Marketplace morning report from APM American public media.

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Clips Chemistry, 'O Canada' & Buds

The Free Agents

52:11 min | 1 year ago

Clips Chemistry, 'O Canada' & Buds

"The dunks is brought to you by game time. You go to after the best deals on last minute tickets ticket. Prices dropped right before the game starts because gametime tracks prices in real time from thousands of trust to tell fellas they're able to show you the best last minute deals with prices up to sixty percent off. What I love about? The GAMETIME APP is can buy tickets in just two taps. How easy is that? As comedian George Wallace might say shot at the top five taps in the world be bras watt spinal tap. Chris what the game APP is simple. Quick and easy to navigate download again time APP in the Google. Play or APP store and school. Last minute deals on tickets up to sixty percent off and you too can be tapping Somehow last year to macaroni show sweet world and welcome to the no dogs podcast on the athletic network on skis alongside me as always cast analyst. Hey everybody what's up. Task Trey Kerby. Hey Joe the international man of mystery taken to the Max Leila friends men make the magic happen from beautiful Bowmanville Ontario. It's JD housing. What's up Jaydee? I heard you've got some good news. The ice noise complaints in Bowmanville nobody on the host parents or even got huge news. So that's that is fantastic so the the work visa approved and and what your head back this weekend. Yeah families coming coming up tomorrow and we crossed the border on Saturday on what this is great. GD We'll be back in office office for the first time. All five of us together in the same office come Monday. That's awesome congratulations. I can't believe we've done or I've done. Forty five shows was here holes fourth lot. Yeah this is our forty fifth episode today. Yeah that's wild then weeks. I was exiled. Oh My oh my goodness it's sort of I mean I'm sure I don't know if you feel this way. It sort of feels like it has flown by in a way in a sense. Oh it feels like forever. Yeah it is a weird thing I mean I was there for before weeks and then I've been back here for yet to in a bit and it feels like I've been back here for for months I can't make sense. That's great news congrats again. That's you know. The final step is just getting you actually across the border come Saturday so I won't hold my breath but I'm cautiously optimist. Okay good good all right guys well happy Hump Day here. This is Wednesday. Follow Louis on social media both twitter and Instagram at no Dunks Inc.. And you know we're on facebook at FACEBOOK DOT COM slash dunks Inc.. I guess it's official. We're now on facebook this. This is our final daily show of the week. But don't you worry because we're GONNA have a brand new beach step in podcast for you on Thursday that is US thanksgiving American. Thanksgiving's will drop that one on Thursday and then on Friday I'm GonNa quiz. Amir Blumenfeld yes from Jake and Amir Fame I. I am going to quiz him on the episode of WHO wants some Trivia. This is a fun theme. We've put together for this one so You know we've done we've done Leelee we've done tasks who sits atop the leaderboard we're eventually going to get to my Mantica but Amir is up next and we'll see whether or not he can beat both of these guys scores so that's on Friday. We got the beach stepping stepping on Thursday on. Today's show Thanksgiving themed top. Ten forest should be fun. We usually do top five guys taking the top ten seconds already Eh. We will play a little. Is this news. I've got tweet of the night honors. But before we get into last night's game guys I wanted to let you know I fell down on the most insane rabbit hole last night because of something we talked about on. Tuesday's show we brought up the whole James Naismith family tree and the like. I couldn't let it go right because we were talking about Jimmy Smith being there at the arena on Monday night and then I add talked about Jeffrey Naismith in the Trivia show. I did what tasks about the ninety five raptors. Anyway I fell down this insane. Insane rabbit hole trying to figure this out and I wanted to just give you guys a quick report. Okay listen listen to this Dr Mollie broke it down. Oh Test Dr James Naismith. The man who invented basketball he had five children. Two of them boys named John Edwin Naismith though he went by Jack and James Sherwin naismith though he went by Jimmy. I'm not making any of this up. Wow so you're telling me to kids who both have James Double Double Janeane exactly amazing. Those two boys ended up having sons of their own. Now I think they had five in total one of Jimmy's was named after his granddad. James P. naismith he he goes by Jim. He lives in Corpus Christi. That was the eighty two year old man. The last surviving grandson of Dr James Amy Smith he was at the raptors game on Monday night. All Right now Jim Jim. He married his middle school sweetheart beverly and they started a family. They yielded four children and fifteen grandkids. I believe one of those grandkids. Kids was Jeffrey. The young teenager probably around thirteen years old at the time who through that ceremonial jump ball at the raptors inaugural game in one thousand nine hundred ninety five. He was introduced I remember. He was introduced during that game from Herbie as Dr Naismith. Great great grandson so there it is. I think that's sort of the family tree but men in that wild. It was a lot of J.. This was insane to figure out because they're all named like basically the same thing and then they all have these secondary names so it and then because just to add to this. There's a there's a yawn spelled I. A. N. he goes by Yawn and that it was the guy that do you remember when someone was selling the basketball rules Dr. Yeah I don't know maybe ten eight years ago something like that. That was him because he was one of the grandsons sons. So He's in theory Jimmy Smith's either brother or I'm sorry yeah either brother or cousin but anyway he He passed away now gyms and control. Yeah so he must have had a jump shot. That's why I didn't have a J. O.. Had you had to get that off. I'll be honest with you. I dipped into the family tree as well wealth as soon as I saw that James Naismith. Og James Naismith. His Dad's name was Jon Naismith. I gave up. I was like this is going to be too much. So have you consider changing changing your name to J. Maybe a jump ball like that idea. Got To put on a tie and glasses all right last night two games. That's it two games guys. I'm the clippers crush. The mavs one fourteen ninety nine in a game. That never really felt that close. Paul George scored seventeen of his twenty six points in the first quarter. Quite finished. With twenty twenty-eight eaten for Luca had is arguably his worst game of the season you turn the ball over seven times. He went over eight from three point. Range finished with twenty two eight and six looks all right in the box score but rough night impressive. Impressive performance here from the clippers who perfect therefore no when they're when they're two studs are playing tough to play against the clippers defense. I think Luka found out yesterday clippers did everything within the rules to play physical with them. You saw zoo bats drop them at at the at the rim couple times he fell went to the free throw line at ton but the clippers traded off they said. Hey we're going to get physical and drop you a couple of times so you go to the free throw you get less shots and get in less rhythm. And they've got incredible defenders who are so so long pushing him to the sideline over and over and over and over and over again again and the mavs need another Another score really to help him out but the clippers. Just that's a problem. They're going to get to everybody. It doesn't matter if you have one score. Four or four scores. It's tough to play against perimeter defenders as we saw even last week when we were talking about the game of the night with the Boston Celtics if they're ready to push up like like they're the cavs and the two thousand sixteen finals against the war is already push up for four minutes at the end of the game with Leonard. Paul George Beverly and then incredible guys like Mohawk less. I mean that's that's just hard to play against and Luca found that out last night. Yeah Paul George quoted after the game saying we've got guys that love playing defense we're really starting to get into our groove really starting to get our chemistry on the defensive end. It's scary. We're clicking right now. We're getting this thing rolling. And they held the mavs who had the greatest offense in MBA history coming into that game held them under one hundred points for the first time this season and helped you know that defense helped the mass pick up twenty turnovers to which was a huge difference maker. I think it was nate Jones on twitter. That said something like what tasks saying that. You're not going to beat the clippers. If you have one guy who can create shots you need at least the second guy who is going to be able attack maybe a defense that spent a little bit but then it's like they've got an Paul George so you maybe you need a third guy who could actually hit the shot after the first two guys have had to pass it off and then you look at every the other teams in the League. There's not a lot of teams out there with three great scores. I feel like it's the Utah Jazz the closest to having three twenty point scorers. And I'll take my chances with the clippers in that one but I was actually happy to see this. LADONNA has been dominating the League and the guys twenty years old. We can't let the one of the guys in the League. Be The best player already. So it's good to see some older. The Guy is shut him down. Reminding these the little brother. Yeah just a dose of reality really for the Mavericks because they've probably been punching above their white so far this season and that was an opportunity for porzingis thing is to at least kind of take some of the weight off. Don't she didn't really do that but he's funny still coming back from an injury. It's going to take time and also for the mavs. It's not a bad loss because we we don't really see them as a contender or challenge season. So it's like. They know that they still need another piece or to to to really contents just going to take time anyway because it got so many young players is a but really I mean. The clippers came in motivated flexing muscles early on because they put the game away really in the first quarter and it was the clippers. A A big part of that was the clippers bench winning the battle of the benches here. Both of these teams have awesome benches especially heading into this game. Clippers were ranked first in both bench minutes played and bench points second in net rating reading the maths thirty minutes and points and then I in net rating heading into the game but it was. When Luca went to the bench? There was that little stretch there at the end of the first quarter into the second and a lot of those points. Were coming from the clippers. Sixteen of the twenty four and that was sort of the game I mean it was like they really could never really get back into no. You just didn't feel that. The Clippers lost control of that game. I'm at all because they they figured out. A strategy for Donncha was working. And then it was up to guys like Tim. Hardaway during finished myth to try to carry some of that load and they're not really equipped quipped to do that so but again for the mavericks this is fine. They're still a very good team but they've got a long way to go to really be considered a serious challenger I think. What did everybody think of the the mavs slick jerseys the city addition? Not Too bad I thought I mean with the with the court. I thought they've gone all in didn't look awful. I didn't think when we first saw revealed it was like this is gross. You'll you thought better all of them wearing it with the floor. I thought it was much better. Yeah the the floor was low for this. I mean the baseline was low. Because they're really really ugly to say there are better on the court. Sure they're still ugly. Yeah one hundred percent agree. I like when it was a far shop. I was all right with. I was like the gradient. Okay the green pops and then they zoom in and you see the font or you see the Dallas on one side on the baseline the mavs on the other side of the baseline. That font is just beetle like this. Something more like tron or something like something. That looks futuristic. Because it was like the jerseys to me look like futuristic jerseys. The Font is a throwback so you're kind of getting lost in the sauce. Sure sure I'm still curious again as I said Lucas worst game it comes in these jerseys. What happens if they have another one of these thinkers in these or third game? Do they just scrap them. Well how many times tangibly supposed to wear it. What did you say? Twenty Plus Games right twenty two or twenty three. Yes a lot more. Yeah curious to see what happens if Luca goes over eight again in those tapie. It's distracting. You catch that lime green and the is at the little blinding can't focus on the rim. Says many points as Luca had twenty two. He's going to score one less every time they went. Twenty one games left twenty games. Those are bad oser. You went to the free throw line on an injustice. Say One more thing but clippers felt playoff like like. They just focused focused on one guy. They had the game plan had the scouting report. All right we'll send them to the line a bit more Sharia sixteen free throws fine but he's GonNa Shoot. Last two is less than three. He's not GonNa the bombing away on US Paul George out there scrambling and one thing about the weakness of the Los Angeles Clippers people would say hey. They don't have a five. They don't have a center really to guard Anthony Davis or even Lebron at the rim. And if it's zoo bats. They worked on this guy in the summer. I mean he is used to be bigger and I can't tell for sure but I would say higher body fat percentage like he just had three Thanksgiving dinners but he's he's slim. He was going out to get Luca at the three point. That line as a help defender. That's pretty good for him to be able to do something like that to see a big deal. That's a traditional old school. Feeling kind of Guy Looking Kinda Guy Hi is well and He's modernizing game so I'm not sure if he can guard Lebron but it's a good sign for them to have that guy. All I want is for the clippers and the Lakers offers to be healthy. Come the playoffs. It's a long way down the road but I really really WANNA see this. These two teams you know hopefully battle each other that battle of L. A.. The the hallway series healthy but be healthy. Oh my God. I don't want one of them to be missing their star guys knock on wood for that because that would the epic I think right now. These two teams playing the other game from last night on Tuesday night wizards nuggets. That was the only other game. We're starting times for these games to the math. Starting at eight thirty. And then you had this one in Denver starting at nine overlapping. So I watched a lot of this one in the morning. Actually by Gary Harris held Bradley beal to a season low fourteen points Yokich season-high Twenty Boards Jeremy Grant season-best Twenty points to to lead to a one seventeen one. Four victory over the wizards Wilburton also solid seventeen eighty eight. That was a really good game from him. Jamal Murray Sixteen thought he played pretty decent defense but after the one takeaway from this what did the other nuggets players were saying about Gary Harris after this game yet really trying to pump him up the idea that he's one of the best defensive players in the league when it comes to the wing You know the position and how. He's held James Harden. He held to twenty-seven points which is obviously fairly low over. James Harden de Booker only had the twelve when when they played on Sunday and now Bradley Beal Guy that can drop thirty on anybody Gary Harrison big part of him only haven't fourteen some truth to that. You think I mean the the numbers that they're suggesting that Gary Harris is the sort of key defender. He gets the task of trying to slow down the other teams best player and he's having some success in the nuggets are pretty well balanced. Because I don't earn have I mean they have Yokich. Obviously he's still finding his rhythm for the season and Jamal Murray hasn't really taken that step up yet. So they've got a lot of guys around that same level but gary the Harrison clearly got a job for them to do and he doesn't well he does well. He's he's good. He's fast he gets out and runs in transition as well and that's going to be Kafer Denver if they have a guy who is potentially an all NBA defender. That's going to be great for them in the playoffs. That's going to be key especially if he's having success in the regular season but this game was it was not going to remember. Really listen the game of the you know. I looked at another another weeds. That line there from Yokich because you mentioned that the twenty ribbons didn't try tried three point. I didn't shoot a three pointer or get the free throw. Line took eight shots. Yeah but did you see the Serbian skyhook. He's busted that add a couple of times but just another we'd sort of game from Yokich but an easy win. Were very easy win. Yeah how many guys are or how many teams are campaigning for their guys is to be an all defensive player and it seems like it's happening all over the link you have to actually harder for them to get on it. Seems like it's it's literally part of the requirement. Your team needs to do. Yeah because it's it's one of those things that gets overlooked. I think in voting. There's just too many awards before that I think that are higher on the priority list. Then it comes to the defense of its reputation reputation and teams trying for their guy helps out definitely. If you don't say how great you are nobody's GonNa say how great you are so you gotTa have somebody having your back but the nuggets now. Thirteen and three. Somehow they have the best defense in the league. They're flying under the radar. You see the the advantages of the continuity they brought back. Basically everybody added Jeremy Grant. Who is a really solid defender? He's been really good for I think so far has been playing his part Yokich. He puts up really weird stat lines but he's getting his hands on the ball. He's still a big guy at the rim defense rebounding as part of defense so the nuggets. They're flying under the radar. They've looked unimpressive. And somehow they got one of the best defense the one of the best records in the league good job good stuff all right. Let's get to. Is this news first. One Guy Brian Windhorst the NBA executives. Believe mavs could trade for Andre Iggy Dolla. Is this news. I'm not buying that. The mavs with trade for him. But I do think it's news in. That just stopped talking about the Lakers. Getting I don't think the Lakers are GonNa get him. I I think that because there's it's it's a trade because it's going to be trade rather than a buyout. Yeah because they don't have the best package to offer and the they don't have a pick until I think twenty twenty six and I that they can offer a first round draft pick that they can offer to the Memphis Grizzlies in return for Andre Dollar. Who is better than a lot of players who garnered first first round picks over the last few years in traits and so the grizzlies don't care to train them to La then they don't have a favor to do? I don't think for Rob Pelinka or anybody. So they're going to try and get the best package. I don't think it's the Lakers. The mavs also don't have until I think it's twenty twenty five or some some way down the road Yeah it's twenty twenty-five the nuggets. We just Said said tried to have a great defense hundred dollar does do they have a good guy to guard Lebron or a D.. I mean Lebron primarily eighty dollars K Cardi deep it. Yeah exactly you want millsap guarding him again. We want an eastern conference lash. Whose Guardian Tori Greg or or those crazy hair? Chance probably will. They'll get a chance and that'll be a disaster astor. We'll probably get a Jaimie Goodwin. Yeah but then I have a twenty twenty two ready to go. Put it in the bank senator. Because it's not a great won't be great because the not sir good and then I get started just one through ten have so many good guys. That are probably better than what you're going to get in the twenty five range in the draft. I I would see the nuggets. There's a nice little. Hey just throw a on the roster going back to Denver You want another team. That's you said. They're flying under the radar trae. People don't really consider through them a a one contender so I don't need another. We need another guy in the Lakers or the clippers. Yeah you wanted to go. Yeah because I did say he said executives believe the mavs or a team that we should watch when it comes to IGGY dollars landing spot. They have a tradable contract. In Courtney Lee an extra a second round picks they could potentially use to get memphis interested but tasks obviously saying you would think the grizzlies are GonNa want a first round pick win did echo though league-wide sentiment that the grizzlies will will not buy out. If he was bought out and it'd be up to all of which team you chose to go to. And that's smart by the Grizzlies. They know he's in demand. They know there is an essay out there so you might as well hold off and if he is going to say no. I'm not giving back any money. Then if you're the grizzlies all right. We don't care. We contending this year. We're not just going to let you walk free. There's something out there for so we can wait right. What do you think about the mavs rumor? Though particularly I would like him on the mavs but again I don't think that volts automatically into contention i. I think it'd be good to have a veteran good defensive player we know we can hit big shots at the right time. Yeah I think it'll be just a to the end of the season. I don't really see him being there for long. Because because it just doesn't quite fit with the timeline of the mavs are but certainly he would bring something to the team this season but doesn't put them over the edge for me it would really make if it all ended it up on the map it makes. It makes the mavs very nuggets like to me in a way in the structure of their star guys. Because like Lucas really the Yokich. I mean he's the playmaker. Easier th the real star. Everything goes through him. PORZINGAS right now is sort of like the Murray. He's like you're waiting. He has the good gains yet. Sort of the bad games. And he's not consistent. Ah that second score that you can sort of catch fire. I know this is a weird. Because they're like different sort of heights and all that but and then the third would be it would be like the MILLSAP like a defensive. I did get a guy that can still especially in the playoffs can can catch fire and stuff like that. So it's not a bad thing I'm saying by the way it was just. Yeah I'm with you that I don't think you could all makes as the mavs like title. Contenders makes them better. Makes them better for can't imagine dollar on him to go. He has basically been postseason player for the last four years. Well he hasn't given his all during the regular season. If the mavs were to pick him up this would be so that they can make the playoffs so they can make a run at the plan. Because everybody's saying they're not going to be a legitimate title title contender. Even if they add a dollar he seems more like a guy that would go to the Lakers to the clippers. I think it'd be perfect on the rockets. They need somebody else. Play defense can create. So that's tough for them to to figure out a way to work a trade to. There's not a lot of the best teams in the League. Have traded all their guys to get good guys so I don't know maybe he does end up in a mid card team like the Dallas mavs. We'll see next one lakers. Anthony Davis NERVOUS FOR PELICANS game. That's a game of the years what he said. Anthony Davis the Lakers in New Orleans. Tonight here on Wednesday night Everybody very interested to see the reaction that he gets from the crowd. I hadn't even thought about it until I saw a short video where he was interviewing. Anthony Davis about the idea. Like are they gonNA give him a video tribute like I mean. He was there for six years right. He was their best player by foreign foreign franchise history but then the way he leaves. And that's all folks I I don't I don't know I don't know if they should or will give him a video tribute but it could be a weird the New Orleans. Yeah I'd I'd I think they will because of the way it ended. He basically quit on the team and said I want to be here anymore. I want to go to the Lakers. And he got to the Lakers. So why why would the fans be like. Oh let's give grant of applause in the organization. WanNa thank you. It ended badly with him in the organization. So I mean we know that organizations like to sort of send a message. Hey we yeah. We were respectful. We we play the high road. Take the high road but maybe even you could argue to you sort of defuse the idea of yeah buber. It's coming out if they cared at all about that. Yeah the thing is Wendy you play you play. Yeah before the game during the first time I mean because you always always do in Austin during the first quarter but often during the trip vidor at the end the guy comes out and gives a big. I mean the fans aren't going to be I wouldn't think standing and cheering bring forth some will of course but I think there's going to be more than just like hey screw you man you quit on us. We don't we don't care one hundred percent save it until March. That's when the Lakers are back in New Orleans they should give Anthony Davis attributed video. They took him out of there intro videos last year all right. Patty moved. That was the first time he comes back. And you hit them up with a video co tribute. I just think that is that seems Super Wack to me. It seems like you're just doing it to be good guys and have a backbone be mad at the guy for a little bit. He's going to be back in March. Nobody's going to care about the PELICANS. It could be a fun night. Having the best player in your Franchise History Back Might Have Zion backed by then too sure. Yeah Dave McMenamin of ESPN wrote an article about this antedates quote. I'm pretty sure every time I catch the ball. It's probably going to be booze and stuff like that. Yeah they booed him when he was a pellet of course they're going to be on when he's on the other team But also David points out that Lebron has been talking to him about playing his former team and he even knows about Frank Vogel playing his former former team when he coached the Pacers and magic and Rondo getting revenge every time he picked up Clinton every time he stood up. Frank logo got booed. We don't like verticality but he's being informed Rondos experiences so I guess we'll be ready for this one but yeah it's it's an odd situation. You think the the New Orleans franchises ever given anyone a tribute video. Because I think that sort of an out if we didn't give tribute videos to anyone in the past and I can't we just don't do things Pelican's fans can i. I would assume they have but I don't know for sure. Yeah that's a great question. Chris Paul in for quickey because because he was in New Orleans. This is going to be going to be nothing. Like Lebron returning to Cleveland the crowd and the response and the bluebirds and unlike the idea like jerseys are being. It's not even gonNA come close. It's not out of the blue but it's not gonna be that was. That was a next level. They'll abroad though. Oh it's something else. It's going to be like like Vince going back for the first time. Play the wraps it's GonNa be you're right. People are booing but not all you. You did some boone. When they came back did lost my voice when they came to agree that brought that was next level that was like actually nasty yeah the best player in NBA history history? Sure Yeah I just don't I just don't think it's going to be that extreme but maybe Pelican's fans will prove me wrong. They were boom last year but in the saying that they were booing him as soon as he captured in alleyoop. They were cheering him. So maybe stick to your guns even mind to be mad. There's Lakers fans everywhere. There'll be a lot of Lakers fans there. That's that that will help diminish the booze a little bit because the Lakers and Celtics fans and all that they're always out there find a one Carmelo Anthony last idea of retirement argument. This ain't a damn farewell tour. All right Melo said this quote. I don't know where this farewell tour thing came from. I've never talked about a farewell tour. I know what I can do and I believe in myself when a farewell tour comes it comes. That's not something I think about. I'm not thinking about retiring right now. I had thought about it during this past stretch over the summer but eat no retiring in my mind. I believe in what I have left. Is this news mellow. I feel like he's talking directly to me because I was trying to get them in the all star. Yeah that's what I was gonNA rule him out of the old style game. He's got another year or two. He can pick up another team. He's the he's been good. Actually for the Blazers keep it up. Someone take a flyer on it for one game well. He hasn't been terrible for those shots I mean he hasn't he hasn't looked I would say he had one bad game. Two Games Games and one good thing is again. If he's just going to shoot threes. He can do that. Maybe someone will take a chance. So you think we're we're I can see I. I can say another team. Just say again. When you're desperate you dislike? Sure why not. He's on a non guaranteed contract right now and it doesn't seem like the blazers are going to be cutting them loose at any time. Because you're we're seeing what happened. He had one good game against the Bulls and people are instantly like mellow. This guy's a great teammate. He's playing his role perfectly. Any team would like to have this guy. He's been great. It takes one game of playing a role that people want to see. If he's happy to say on the weak side hit some cats and shoot. Three's attack Lauri Markkanen off the dribble. Then he'll be able to stick. Yeah Jason Quick had a great article up on the today following mellows like first. Four Games of the blazers is a great read. It's a cool sort of behind the scenes. You know just how everything I went down in his relationship that already building with these guys on the blazers especially Lillard and stuff like that very cool read. Go check it out which we think you'll be on. It'll be the weirdest to see a lot of players players just end up on a team like Patrick Ewing on the song. Yeah Yeah I mean the blazers. It's pretty weird. I don't feel like that stripe that's going across the middle. The stomach is doing him any favors. It was even weirder to me. But I think you're GONNA ban because you're predicting another worrisome. Part is that that he's maybe playing a little bit more than his role right now. He got twenty shots. The other. That's a lot of shots. Is that what's going to happen. I mean is he going to get used to that but all all of the talk all the media talk that he's playing his role he's doing these being good mellow sure. There's there's that but he's not a good mellow and his role is not twenty shots agape that's that's excess right but I worked for one night. He looks spring in. Everybody's mind because he had doc and good for him a AH luck. He's brought like that emotional boost the team. There is some joy right now because mellows around. And everybody's feeling good and they got a win finally against the Bulls. We'll see how long last thing they play the again. Like in two hundred forty six and twelve. It's GonNa be hard to make the playoffs. I think with good west I all right we still have tasks top ten tweeted tonight but JD. Let's talk you guys. I need to update my look. Most of the time. Just wear air my black converse. Hi Top Chuck Taylors. Because let's be honest on a man boys stuck in the ninety S. You know what I did. 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TIME FOR TASS is Thanksgiving giving themed talk talk Thanksgiving x giving a time we give. Thanks for many things including our friends that do so much for us. For Instance J. skeets was thankful for those who helped him while he was in Toronto for four plus weeks to start the season. That's why I'm GonNa Count Down the top ten friends of skeets. He has mentioned since the twenty nine thousand nine hundred twenty season season got underway beats has been known to shut out chumps throughout the years on the show but this type of holidays are all since no Scott going on October fourteenth. So skeets says I go through your pals here feel free to tell us why you're grateful for them or you can expand or expand on why you brought them up in the first place. Because he's enough to you at number ten my buddy stace. Oh yes my buddy. Steetch saw him obviously in Toronto. Doesn't come up that often here on the show Interesting man you guys know art. Are you going to New Orleans guys. There's no doubt Fascinating Guy Hell. We're not GONNA know we're not gonNA often with his fantasy team. I believe is maybe when he first came up here it on Friday night steetch comes over you guys know Steve. He's suddenly like all pumped up because he's like Oh. My fantasy draft is tonight so he scheduled for when he was going to be with that. Maybe it worked out. Maybe it worked out so lou Friday night as we heard Friday night. He wanted to draft an auction or or something that we didn't auction fantasy draft and but it was weird because he came over to cans. I'm sure cads on the list but he came over to cans to do like a wine tasting. He's really into wine right now. So that was happening but in in in addition to doing this auction fantasy draft and I don't even know how the team's doing because he gave Kennedy. His is password to his Yahoo Account. But now I've noticed. He changed the password. So can I kick in there to look at the team at number nine. My Buddy Roy. Our friend Roy Oy his prediction he showed me the other night was to have the wizards in the playoffs. The telltale sign that. You're in Toronto Right now roy. We're going deep. Usually get a Roy. Show show well at least you buddy. First off it's kidding. I love Roy Roy Ho ten. Now I watched bulls wraps with him when I was in Toronto at the dog and bear and I think I brought up his His top teams. I think Maybe on both conferences. But he does it every year. he decides. We're going to be the topic. Teams people do that. And so he had the wizards in the Eastern Conference. I remember that's why he's not your friend. And I couldn't believe like the wizards I get out here. You must have known their offense to just lights out at number eight my barber Jason. My Barber Jason. He bounced to California. During in the fall I was devastated. Devastated you hate to lose a good barber. Oh Jason Yes He made a bad recently. When I told you to be like a barber via Jason? Because he's still a fairly show he's GonNa love this show task he's going to love it he is no longer in Atlanta unfortunately he's in he's in La. I think he's still cut Matteo's here because he was Matteo's Barbara as well so he stole him really didn't he won the face off. Yeah Well Matt went to La just because of his barber. That's loyal barber shop at the Jason At number seven my buddy rob Armstrong came up because that's the That is held. This story of temper boy started playing. Mba agem with our friend. Robert Armstrong Rob. WHO's just watching behind us on the couch? And it's like ten definitely does not listen to this podcast And I I you know how confident he's a he's He's not a big sports guy to be honest Caesar's huge music. I highly highly doubt. He's listening to But no nice. He was a great guitar player. All right at number six got a classic. My buddy jared. I mean I was down there with Lee come friends it was It was entertaining game. I went up to get the first little round because I was there with you in Jared Jared shut debt former colleague of ours at Turner Sports. He's still there. I'm not I can't remember why then came up. Yeah Probably Hawks game scheme with pain. Poor poor Poor Dave had talked Lille setup I was talking to Dougie you leaders while he's pounding his champagne or you guys talking about fatherhood is he's got new New Baby Girl Berry Berry. Ah Perry number five. It's my buddy can classic classic I haven't I've ever even told with this story. That is where I was staying obviously in Toronto Did me a huge favor. Cannon March. That was that was huge. Jaydee had the AIRBNB. I was living at Ken. It was great. It started watching frazier. I'm staying with my buddy can Kenan Marge. And they have their deep into watching frazier That was wild he does the thing can where he like will pick an old series and like just commit to and watch the whole thing he has he has everybody loves Raymond on DVD. Very cool. But YOU WANNA make sure you have those in your possession because the first Gulf streaming. You're not gonNA have your Raymond but everybody loves the Irishman. Everybody loves Raymond. I'm willing to watch. Everybody loves Raymond after watching the Irishman. But I will see it was going to say McCain. Is he fantasy basketball. I've known for so long that when I first started fantasy basketball and I'm so old that we were doing pre Internet so Ken would get the Toronto Star on the weekend. which had like a full page page of every team stats every player stats and Ken would go through an add them all up so then we could like he was basically the the algorithm? I mean he was the computer. Is the Al Gore silly. We've come to to school on Monday. And he would have like he'd printed out on like tiny like seven point font and we would see see who teams was winning and then we start trading. Yeah it was seen the work he put into that so number four March march made it merged married with married to Ken She works too hard is right now. She works hard she would be when I was there. I couldn't believe that Lee eight in the morning she'd come home at like ten at night. it's just a lawyer very very intelligent woman. LOVES CHEESE LOVES MACARONI AND CHEESE. Now I I. I didn't include my buddy at the top of March because I am guilty of of not calling ladies my buddy I assign it to men and I don't assign it to women. How do you? How do you feel about in sideline interviews when a player to a female reporter says? Listen Man Hey man you know man I I feel about that. It's tough I don't love it but stuff You know that's why I actually feel good about saying y'all more than you guys and it's very inclusive and number three my buddy grading Gordon. Gordo grading Gordian comes up a lot when we talk about the Spurs. He's a big sports fan. I couldn't find. This is the only one I couldn't find the actual clip of you saying saying the persons named jared was sort of in the same boat but Green Gordon trae brought him up Because it was a recommendation but the F one series. That's right that's right the one rabbit hole right now. A great and Gordian recommendation turned into a recommendation. I actually I gould in our old google. Docs because I was was just GonNa take the clip from our our old episodes for Gordon. Because he's been mentioned. Oh a billion billion times the Avatar for Internet Spurs fans on this. Yeah sure I mean. He started forty minutes of Hell. Right one of the first guys to write to law which is a tweet of his though from eighteenth of November this year thing is about the San Antonio any s burs. I'm really not that big of offense. Never have pain honestly shore champion on how they are doing from time to time. But I do but do I. I wouldn't say that. Ah Let's classic sarcasm. I'm just trying to roll with the punch comes from any loves the loves the room rooms. He loves the Carson. The rooms number two. It's my buddy. Paul Aka dove bringing. Oh Good Morning Paul. This is your friend skeets Dob. I've known since I was in grade three. Tell stories about Ashley. Just just that comes up a ton on this show. Not as much as I assume number one but yeah he's a close second at number one it's like Ah Letterman top ten. It's just sort of give away here. It's it's not exciting. It's my buddy grece. Hello how's everybody doing. This is David Grisham. I'm moving to Markelle. Fulton is island. Come and visit when you like. WE'RE READY TO ROCK IN MY BUDDY GRISHAM because such a character urge on the show. There's people tweeting like hey when you're gonNA get his own podcast episode and stuff like that episode. We cannot bring him in here. We get a noise complaint. I sure you probably get a noise complaint. Even if he is recorded Gresh big part of probably why. I got super super into basketball. Because he was the American. The American kid came up to Candido like when I was in grade seven. And he's got all the cool hats and he's got all all the basketball game he's got basketball net that you could lower dunk on time and you know I've told the story before we would like lower the rim obviously like every kid did and unlike record each other doing dunks and effort hours days to my buddy must have never shot around with it all the way up because the guy can't score orange his four year old son. He's got twins his four-year-old Andreas my Godson already. Better than already the unbelievable shot kids and I don't know you didn't get it from his dad. I'll tell you that. GotTa from his Godfather there it is skeets top ten mentions of his friends already in this young disappointed. We didn't get one in there. WHO's that stinky wasn't my friend? Read my mind. None Buddy Stinky Pete real quick. WHO's going to be next? Who is going to be next? That was fun for me. Runs really like basketball. It seems like diehard fans. No Bernard Brodie didn't make the mix. Yeah I haven't heard you talk about his sausage sandwiches. I mean Mareo could have made the list but a little too great stuff all right. Let's get to tweet of the night tweet over now to an honorable honorable mention. I'M NOT GONNA go with it. But an honorable mention to nick young and Lou Williams last night discussing Christmas Blowup Dolls Dildo Lou Williams suggesting adjusting the nick young that he should make a mold of his own penis. Turn it into a DILDO. Give that as it may is incredible and on the Internet. Yeah Yeah it's incredible it's awesome. It is awesome but I wanted to give tweeted the night tweets of the night to three Canadian. NBA Players. Who tweet last night last night? Making some news joe-marie al-murri tweeting playing for my country is always an honor and I want to take the step in leadership role to commit to Canada basketball this summer. I WANNA play my part to help push our team into the Olympics picks and compete at the highest world stage. Let's go Canada Shea. Gill Alexander Not long after I've known and made a promise to myself that representing my country is something I will continue to do. And as my bro- joe-marie publicly announced his commitment. I too will be there to do. My best to help can be all get to Tokyo. And then his cousin to kill Alexander Walker excited to announce that I'll be playing for can be ball this summer blessed to be able to represent my country and compete against the best in the world. It's been a dream of mine since I was a kid. GROWING UP IN TORONTO HAS TO. We are team Canada. I saw Dillon Brooks re tweeted shakiest Alexander another Canadian. This is huge news honestly Canadian Basketball Canada after a horrible showing at the World Cup where only two. NBA Player showed up shows. Cory Joseph and Kemper CH- but a disappointing performance. They need to win this little mini tournament. It's their final chance to get to the two thousand twenty Olympics. They're actually going to host it in Canada and we just found out. Oh you know this morning who they'll be playing tass tough decisions for you. Candidate is going to host Greece the Czech Republic Turkey China and Uruguay in love that Uruguayan team in a little mini tournament in June. You GotTa Win that whole thing to get to the Tokyo Olympics but this honestly big news that three Canadians already committed. I think there's going to be more because this is what happens right this. You get this participation snowballs a little bit because it's like. Oh Wow we we should have a good eighteen. We can maybe do this and we could go to the Olympic so this is this is awesome. showed it to those three in particular right now for committing to to hopefully playing this summer. It's awesome when you country goes for it in a tournament like this in baseball. I mean it's different for trade there with America because they're always good but no but that's not all works the other way too when guys. They're not coming exact. Aw Come just for a strata in Twenty Sixteen in Rio and World Cup this year they were very very close and that feeling of your country maybe being out is awesome. Yeah Yeah I mean so look th- that's not an easy tournament there Greece Greece's top ten team. Czech Republic is solid turkeys a good team. This might not play because it's almost bumps up against the NBA finals if they're there but if they're not then maybe he I I I even think if they were. We're in the finals. The I have a feeling that guy plays for his country and I think he'll still be there regardless but you're right maybe Rick Pitino has a draw. He's the coach of the Greek team when he can really meant but who is next year honestly for for the Canadian players. That will wiggins. Get back into this into this system. Rj Barrett you would assume is he's GONNA play with Rowan Barrett being the GM his father being the GM of the actual team Tristan Thompson. Toy Powell Kelly Olympic trials a lot of guys. I want to watch watch this now about this. But huge Canada's not qualified for the Summer Olympics. Were since two thousand yeah. We're talking back in the Nash Days on long long time ago. So good on and I will say just to add this little tweet to good point from. TSN's Kayla Gray while we're applauding the men. One time for the women who always show up twenty plus our flights playing up to a full calendar year loyalty has been in Canada basketball's makeup and frankly it doesn't get talked about enough great point in me re tweeted all these guys. Yeah let's go. 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E41 - RAPTORS WIN THE EAST, A STANLEY CUP FINAL PREVIEW, OUR INTERVIEW WITH NEW SENS COACH DJ SMITH

The Steve Warne Project - Sports

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E41 - RAPTORS WIN THE EAST, A STANLEY CUP FINAL PREVIEW, OUR INTERVIEW WITH NEW SENS COACH DJ SMITH

"Steve worn project. Jobs to push whoever that player person is to be one notch better. And if I can get ten or twenty percent of guys thrown our lineup team's going to be better sooner or later. Everybody. Welcome to the project podcast about sports in whatever I'm Steve worn on this episode is number forty one greatest NHL wear, number forty one not an easy decision. So when in doubt, go local going with Craig Anderson, and his two hundred seventy eight career NHL wins coming up today, the raptors are off to the NBA final for the first time in their history. Unbelievable theater on the weekend. We preview the Stanley Cup final world hockey championships. It's the Finns to win. Got our interview with new senators head coach DJ Smith and our new Rb computing, web, whole fearing join our show. We hope you'll consider a membership. It comes all kinds of cool benefits and of course. Help keep the show rolling as well with the workload of a daily podcast for membership details. 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Whatever is best for you. The twenty nineteen four Rangers back after an eight year. Hiatus book your ad home. Test drive today at Jim k four dot com. You'll drive in Orleans. Let us get busy. Crazy busy time in sports. It's Jimmy Jerome entering the fray. How Jim good st-? Tv are you, brother? I'm great. How is the weekend? I'm just I'm just covered in raptors. All right. I watched the game last night, they win four straight Steve. Do they lose the first two and then win the next four? They sure as hell did. Yeah. They win the fourth straight. I was reading a bunch of stuff online today. The, the city goes upside down they go crazy. It's so cool. I liked every moment of it. My favorite story was, I think down around Union Station, which is, is where the. What's the Fairmont? What's the Royal York is there and the and the train station stuff I was just jammed? They're talking eventually, they're trying to get out of the parking lot, and they surrounded his car. And he couldn't move and he said he loved every second of it. Apparently, there was a semi truck okay with a flatbed open flatbed on the back trying to make its way through the street and the people just jumped on the back of it. And they use this thing like a stage. You know, I'll tell you what, Steve OI. I've been many exciting events as you have, whether you're there in person or watched on television. Big ones. Of course, the Stanley Cups here in Edmonton are huge. I don't know if there's a more exciting two minutes in sports than the last two minutes of a basketball playoff game. You know, that means something and that, that, that two minutes last night. I was I was wickedly enthralled with the whole thing, I mean, it was right on board. Basketball's way different final two minutes than any other hockey game or or even a football game for that matter. You know, you, you can have the score changed hands ten times. Matt ten times in two minutes. It was just incredible just incredible. Loved every single second of it right now. I am all in. I mean the like you said, this is so exciting right now to watch Toronto upside down to watch this way, this team has played Kawai, Leonard hockey not be a massive fan of what that guy's done in these playoffs. This is winning over basketball fans in this country. Obviously, the NBA has a strong strong following in Canada. It's been fascinating since the raptors arrived on the scene. How many great young players, particularly in the GTA have gone. Like I over on the NBA draft couple of them and lots of great players from the GTE, making the NBA. But now it feels like I don't know. There's this explosion now. They make the. Nba final for the first time fans are suddenly all about the raptors. For sure for sure, you know, the cool thing about it is, you know when you watch a hockey game or football game or baseball game for that matter. You sort of know how everyone's doing, you know, you, you know that the, the quarterback shit because he's throwing three interceptions you know, receivers gone crazy with a bunch of receptions, you know, you know, tackles and all this stuff. You get a more than a general sense of how guys are playing in the game. You know. But when I watched that basketball game, I don't know. I really don't know anything about basketball. Okay. No more than than probably the other day to day guy. You know it's five on five. You gotta break down. You're gonna you're gonna put the basketball of the net, but you just don't have this. You don't get caught up in who's doing what you know. I just found myself watching that game just wildly. Cheering for the team. And that at the end of the game, those stats wouldn't mean anything to me until I hear the experts in the pundits, break it down. You know how good I let her wasn't stuff like that. But the point is you don't need to you know, you don't need to, you know, your football freaks TV, right? You watch the NFL and tons of guys who watch their mmediately on a guy there meal. You know this go governor Bob, blah. Can't they make a pass? Why did it? What did they run the ball so much when they're when they're past game was so good? And I don't need to know any of that with basketball, man. I don't you know, I used to watch a little bit of basketball. But that's the cool thing. And I think that's why this thing will. Engage tons, and tons of people. Now, of course who were otherwise not basketball fans who are going to jump it on this thing. Well, when you care so much about the outcome, right? Like, you know, the last two minutes of any NBA game, you know, that's always been a joke with a lot of my hockey buddies in it was like, wow, the NBA's fun, I only really need to see the last couple of minutes, just fire hundred points up on each side, and we'll watch the last two minutes and save some time. That's kind of been the joke is that is something to that. But when you care so much, about the outcome that you've got a Canadian team in there that, that's quite endearing. Like it's all of a sudden with Kawhi Leonard at the helm of that thing. It's just it's a different ball club. Let's go back to Saturday. Raptors beat the box one hundred ninety four in game six they win it in six and this moment was, perhaps the most memorable one. The raptors are up by six the bucks have the ball. It's midway through the fourth and then Kyle Lowry goes to work. Behind the. The heart of. That clip, courtesy of TNT so to recap that Jimmy Lowery steals the ball, he sprints up court. And then he pulls up waits for Kawai kind of hands it off like a quarterback, handing the ball off to his star running back and Jim Zain right in the face of Milwaukee's best player Yoenis Tenneco. And that is a signature moment, best player beating best player and boy did the building exploded at that stage. And there was really no turning back for the raptors after that. Yeah. Yeah. It was. I watched every minute of I've watched a bunch of rapper games, though. I started watching them, right? When they got in the playoffs, you know, and as much as I'm saying, I don't know anything about basketball. You get, you know, I was screaming, you know, even in the first quarter when Milwaukee would sort of be at the top of the key and passing it around three pointers or three point or, you know, but, but then a guy would break to the basket, right? And have a clear lane right all the time. You got a block that ain't. Come up. Someone's got a block at lane. Don't let the guy in there. What are you doing? You know, like no one basketball my whole life. It was coached a little don't sell yourself short. While idea I did when they'll busted for pot. That was my coaching story in basketball, maybe blocked to block the lane to the puck dealer. Okay. Can you block that lane because no NBA player smokes pot? Of course. Anyway, I was I was pacing in my living room and I live alone. Right. And you'd think there's nine thousand people when I was watching the game was screaming and yelling. Yeah, you and Drake. Drake wasn't shine his celebrations once again during the game he toned it down a little bit because the bucks complained about him a lot in the last game in game four and back in Toronto. So he toned it down, but he still was being drink. He had the Kobe me river hoodie going. I wasn't at their mulling the head coach reading nurse like he didn't game for giving him a massage mid mid game. They're actually having actually had betting going on. That's whether Drake would touch Nick nurse again or whether buck star Yoenis tentacle would have words with Drake, are you. Okay with the the way he carries on in the course of game. Well, the apparently the history of it is the I think they brought Drake in. However, long been there now to to, you know, to sort of increase the of the game, I think is the whole idea when Drake came along. Yeah. His job is global ambassador of the raptors. Right. And there's no one better baby. There's no one better. Tell you what, though. I mean the guy's obviously passionate about it. It's not something he's doing for the dole, although I'd, I don't know if he's making a bunch of money or not. But he excuse me, small thirsty. He. If I was against if I was playing Milwaukee. All right. I'll tell you what there's a bunch of times. When I'm raptor fan where I'm going, hey, Drake. You've got to shut up man. You gotta shut up, you know, like tone it down baby. He's in their face. Steve, when they run down the sideline when they run in front of them to feed away, because he's virtually on the bench his seats and he is ripping them ripping the man. And I'm so, you know, I thought some someone's going to someone's gonna throw punch this guy, man throat punch, let's get back to what's important, and that's the actual basketball and what more can be said about coli Leonard, I honestly for a good early part of the season I was wondering, okay definitely Toronto at the better player in that deal. But, you know that all that load management, you know, giving them so many nights off and the early part of the season. I wondered will they regret that at some point, this guy is so clutch, and so good, and no matter how you wanna play it. He's like unflappable out there and. I think right now even if leaves in the off season even if the raptors don't go onto win this whole thing, I don't think any raptor fan will ever regret now that the trade for demar Rosen like that's how good I Leonard has been other athletes. Could really look at this guy. And this guy's amazing man. He doesn't fist pump. He doesn't. He doesn't puff otas chest. It doesn't do a lot of these other players. Do that. Just drives me bananas. You know, you know with these celebrations, like, you know, like they've just want a war, you know, I've always hated that because they make so much money. And aren't you supposed to do that? You know, aren't you like a like a linebacker football when they make a sack you know that there's everyone lies down and does this team celebration or scores a touchdown like well you're supposed to do that? You know, I couldn't imagine doing that in a million years. Yeah. He's a mazing guy readies humble, you know, the most you ever see maybe as is a little wide when he makes an incredible play. You know, or or even when he made that, you know, buzzer winning basket against the Sixers game seven overtime. You know, he was he went sort of crazy got malls. You know, but exceptional guy love the way the guy handles himself in every other athletes should look at that guy. But credible victories that they've done and, you know these and winning American game. Right. Winning in American game is brings me back to the blue Jay days when they when they won two years in a row, you know, love it somewhere James, Naismith, Almonte Ontario is rolling in. How long did they place with the bushel basket for a net? And finally, after about ninety times of pulling the ladder over someone go. Hey, why don't we cut the bottom of the basket out? What do we do that? Yeah. What was that one of those old, Canadian television public service announcements are vignettes where they had James Naismith and want to get all the guys something to do for physical fitness. And they put up these peach baskets. And it's very thing that James Naismith said, well, why don't you cut the holes of the bottom, and there's this Rummy who says Buddha, I need these peach Busquets? Oh, god. Yes. Exactly. Exactly. I can't wait for this final, though, man. I can't you know, when the owners gotten the final in two thousand six after many years of being duds, the streets were insane upside, down upside down the there's a street here called white avenue, which is just on the south side runs. It runs east west away from the university and dump dumps into the school, but it's equivalent of the market in Ottawa and that place even even on home games. Right. And away all games. All games the you could you couldn't find parking spot. You know, the, the they had to they were forced to shut the street down, and it wasn't planned. It wasn't planned like the outpouring of fans. You know this, this, Toronto thing will be crazy. This'll be crazy man. I go down there Stevie. If view people think I'm anti-rot oh, but I'm anti maple leaf. When you get down to it. I know honestly. To watch that crowd going berserk. They had the, the, the single Jurassic Park, which is their fans own outside and on Saturday at actually ended up opening way late the normal because they had lightning in the area. So the cop said, stay away, it was supposed to open up around six and it was like an hour, at least before the got in there. And still it was a sea of people they're out there chanting. We the north. Let's go. Raptors cop cars at bosses. Everybody honking their horns. It really was a night in Toronto that no one there will ever forget that they get to the NBA final for the very first time and they should be the should be over the hangover Thursday because that'll be game one. Raptors taking on Golden State, the starting Toronto for sure. But the warriors are, you know we know what they're about. And they have been basically an all star team. And that's what everybody said. When Kawai Leonard got there's like the raptors. They have a good chance to win the east. Yeah. But Golden State will be waiting. For them all the same will see if the rafters can handle these guys, you know, that drastic park to not only did the fans stuffing that what you see, I love the way they show them to after every big basket. Right. They've flashed the crowd going bananas is the size of that thing. How it's expanding like early in the early in that series. It was you could see where it ended you could see the back fence of it. And last night, it was they blew that, man, when, like five times as deep absolutely. The Stanley Cup finals getting going. Now we've got as we record right now. The Stanley Cup final is firing up tonight game number one as Boston takes on Saint Louis. The question going into game. One tonight is will the Bruins be rusty because they've had eleven days off, now between games and this an amazing stat that thirteen of the last sixteen teams that have had more rest have gone on. On to lose the series. Come on. I don't care if I've had a year off, you know, if I'm going to the Stanley Cup final. But that's an interesting little stat. You just brought up there go onto lose the thing if you go back, and you mentioned that, oh, six Edmonton team. They had nine days off before the six Cup final, and they lost on and they. Yeah. They lost. They gave up ten goals in the first two games against Carolina, and went on to lose seven so they righted the ship a little, but got off to a tough start auto of the year later two thousand seven had nine days off and they lost the first two games of their series. So both Edmonton and Ottawa lost their series. However, keep in mind that Saint Louis has had six days off, and that's a lot of time off when you get down to your timing of your goaltending and just being in the rhythm of the Stanley Cup playoffs six days, a hell of a lot a time. So I think they're both probably going to be thrown off their game early. And I don't know if that stat will have a ton to do with the outcome of the Stanley Cup final who's who's. The favourite Steve Boston, I would think then be any question about that. Boston is heavily favored in the first game. So the odds makers aren't putting any stock in that eleven days off. No, they're not. So did you go to the game Steve when automobiles in the final? Yep. Well, we're no. It was. Oh, three. We're supposed to go to Anaheim had auto a one over New Jersey Anaheim was waiting that year two in the Cup. Final jersey one we were supposed to go. Yeah. They were going to send the whole morning team in two thousand three to Anaheim shot. Yeah, that's, that's I was reading the little blurb on. Brad Marchand talking about when asked what you would put in the Cup if you won. Okay. So I've been around that Stanley. I'll tell you story that haters of mine, are just gonna love when the air. So Brad Marchand in, in a everyone knows the story of the guys distraction, dirty Licken people's faces a year ago punching guys in the back of the head after the whistle. We're a shift disturb. Exactly. Shift disturbing. The ask him what he would put in the companies like almost creepy toast crunch. A baby. And lot alcohol, what, what I sort of backed up a little bit. When I saw that the baby will be in their bathing in the alcohol. I guess I don't know. I guess is he expecting job or something or put the drink while the babies in there, it'll fall? But when I think about it, I seem to remember someone putting their baby in the Cup. I can tell you that story that was Detroit's. Kris Draper had a newborn baby into celebrate the Stanley Cup party was at might have been his day with the Cup. He put his newborn baby in there and did so without a diaper and the baby proceeded to have deuce in the Stanley Cup. And every time the story comes up, I start thinking to myself, would if you told me any glass, or wine glass, or beer, glass or anything in my cupboard. Right now, someone had once taken a dump in it. I don't think I'd have that glass, laying around nor would I drink out of it, and yet that thing is. Fifteen twenty year old story. So I guess everybody's okay with it. I'm not yet. Can we get a new saucer for the top part of the Cup? Okay. Can someone get us a little metal saucer from someone's t set? We've got to have that on your drinking out of a Cup that once had to in it. When was that now must have been? Hopefully it's after my time early two thousand says I've had face. I've had my face in that Cup before. Oh, yeah. What did you drink out of it? Whatever was in there, whenever all right. Well, that sounds at least potentially gross. I wanna come back in the show, talk a little bit about the sends. New hire DJ Smith. New head coach at a chance to sit down with them on Friday. The Rb computing web poll as well. I wanna remind everybody that Jim Kaye Ford and their new ad home. Test drive getting some great reviews. They bring the test drive, righty, you how convenient is that home or work whatever's best for you? Maybe try on the twenty nine hundred Ford ranger for size. Everybody looks good in a pickup truck is says book your at home test drive today at Jim k four dot com. You vill drive in Orleans DEA dread calling your insurance company are you tired of the long waiting times and impersonal service? Yeah. You need to switch to all insurance on -tario you'll get one dedicated contact who's never more than a quick text or phone call away. Visit all ins dossier, or text six one three eight six. Zero six zero zero eight and reminder faces magazines title sponsor checkered faces great story about the west Carleton warriors peewee hockey team. They came together to support tornado relief efforts in their community and then later on, they ended up being the winners of the Chevrolet, good deeds Cup. Check it out today faces MAG dot CA and there you can as well. Find out how you can get issues mailed to you. So our question today is about DJ Smith? No sense. Head coach, he was officially hired on Thursday, at the big media tour on Friday as well. Are you happy as a sense fan with a choice of DJ Smith, essense coach? It's a simple. Yes or no? That's our RB computing web poll and it's funny Jimmy. How when you sit down and talk to somebody how they can kinda veer you in a direction, I was keeping an open mind, I was non-committal on it. You were kinda worried about it. I mean he's only been here a couple of days, but his big media tour. He came off extremely well. You know, this is the big bad ass business of sports. And whether you like it or not. But professional sports is all based on wins and losses and say what you want about the guy. That's good that he's, you know, you need a media savvy guy. But it you know that's what I like to look at twenty games in, you know with a guy and it's it's can you win hockey games. Right. The same thing with a player, you know, as good trade. Have they done this thing, very well? If the guy goes, minus twenty you know, and as in his first ten games, or something he's toast, you know. So that's the big unfortunate side of it, I guess, or or on another hand a good reality about a good reality about it that, that we're not into the feel good situation here. But typically, the Ottawa Senators gotta do something quick and get a going. But we'll see you know, we'll see. He's got a track record of winning. Here's a great track record of winning from his junior years. His OH L resumes. Outstanding he won the twenty fifteen. Memorial Cup is a head coach. He went to other memorial cups as an assistant coach. And so, yeah, you're right. I mean, of course if stuff goes wrong, and, and there's no success on the ice this fall, then I'll feel differently. If things come apart from that perspective, but you can't do anything he can't win a Stanley Cup. You can't compete in the month of may. When your team's been limited for month and a half. So the here and now he said, all the right things, and I would say that I'm relatively optimistic. Got some good feedback. Good member Graham Ramstad said I wasn't sure when I first heard the name DJ Smith because like most I didn't know much about him, but after doing a bit of research and listening to the interviews. I'm more optimistic about next season with Smith running the bench. Matt grant rights. I think it was the cheapest choice doesn't necessarily mean the worst. But it doesn't make me think it's the best. I'm disappointed in who Dory on. Didn't interview that being Bradshaw. And finally, what's the deal hiring candidates after marathon interviews of over seven hours? Maybe add a little structure that interview and Matt Cox, finally they picked a good coach, but until they start giving their top players, long-term contracts. It wouldn't matter if it was Scotty, Bowman or jungle behind the bench. But think of it this way, you know, could you imagine what it must be like to, to be interviewing John Tortorella, right? And it'd be gone this fucking nuts. Man. Who we are here, although that guy strikes me as a guy that can really turn on the charm when he needs to have seen enough of him to know that when it comes time to be prickly. He's awesome at that. And that's his rep. We've seen it again. And again, but I've also seen him in moments where he was just extremely charming and likable. So he can turn it on when he needs to. But back to the poll on DJ Smith being hired by the sins. What do you think? I don't like the higher. I don't like the higher. I think they had to get a big ticket guy. I think the team is in dire need of. Like that, to get get the get the attention away from all the ownership stuff. So granted nice guy and all that stuff. I just don't like. I just don't think it's a very good idea. I think they should try to get someone with more experience. Yeah, that's me. Nobody knows for sure. And it's about the combination of the two. It's is right coach and high enough calibre of players, and then get some breaks after that. That's Stanley Cups are one. So there's nothing to say that, you know, a tried and true guy, who's coached six hundred games in the league is, is an automatic success with the thirty first place auto a senators either. So it's just all. It's all preference at this age. It's all I could say this though having sat down with DJ Smith on Friday for half an hour. I understand why the Ottawa Senators were impressed by him. They all would be, you know, they all would be, you know, they'd all be impressive in an interview, you know, I hope DJ Smith listens to this. Right. And then goes on to win fifteen of his first twenty games. And he can give me the finger and the reason I bring that up, which was hilarious. I think. Brooks, KEPCO course who won the PGA apparently, Brandel Chamblee didn't give them a shot. And of course, he shot twelve under for the first two rounds of I shot seven under. And then Brandel the next eight had come back on there. And Brando said I just feel like the guy gave me the finger for four and a half hour straight, you know how played it was. It was hilarious. So I was gonna say, I don't know if you're on social media today to see some of the all the basketball analyst, all saying after the raptors had fallen behind to nothing in the eastern final like just absolutely taking a spadeful of soil and dumping it on the raptors. They're done. They're done. And some calling the box, all the bucks, are actually gonna go on to win the whole thing talking heads. Don't know everything. Obviously. Right. Anyway, I I've got nothing against E J Smith. I don't know him. So, and I can only hope for the best for the team, but I think it's a big tall order. Well, it's pretty clear based on are Rb computing web poll today that the people that voted anyway are down with it with seven hundred one votes. And the finale of the poll is sixty eight percent. Yes, they like to hire thirty two percent. Say no. I lot of write in votes of I'm indifferent. I'm numb to the Ottawa Senators right now. But most people were kind of on board with it. So that's today's web poll for Rb computing. If your desktop notebook or phone or giving you trouble, I recommend going to see my friends at Rb computing for over twenty years. They provided high quality computer and phone repairs for the Ottawa region are computing dot com. One, oh six Menton place in balance corners, again, on Friday morning at a chance to sit down with a new sense head coach DJ Smith. And he was obviously pumped I can't be anymore excited. You know what? Yeah, it's been. It's been a, you know, a wild say thirty six hours for sure. I've waited a long time for this and ready. So, you know, it's great to, you know to get out and into talking about the team now. I look forward to talking to the players, this thing came together, what on Wednesday right? Maybe describe for us how it all came together with Pierre the agreement to come here, all of that. Well, peer was very honest with me through the process. You know, he, he would call and kind of give me an update, you know, it's going to be a couple of weeks. And then he sitting order to likely be the end of the month. You know, he said, I'm not gonna lie. I'm gonna interview, you know, couple more people. And, you know, so I was aware of the process of all, type, you know, always keep my eye on, you know, their team and watching more and more stuff. In case we had to talk again, and I wanted him to know that I knew this team but also how passionate I was about making young players better. And, and in the opportunity that lied ahead of me taking over. Team that finished thirty first national ugly excited me so much to be able to, you know want as a first time NHL head coach to get to get my chance to, to grow with these young guys. And, and to grow together that had to be impressive to the sense that you had gone to that level of homework like watching twenty twenty five games of the sends last season as you watched them were able to kinda diagnos, maybe some of the things that were going wrong for this team. Well, certainly, you know, I went through quite a bit. Analytics to, to see what the number said to start with. So I kind of knew what I was looking for. And then as you're going through the games, you're, you're seeing those a lot of those things backed up, whether it be some things on their penalty killer. Whether it be, you know, therefore, check ozone structure, whatever it may be. That was just marking one after another. And then you put them all together and then you go back and you watch him and, and you say to yourself, you know, these are some things that are easily fixable. These aren't talent related issues. This is work ethic, or this is a structure, and these are things that I believe I can implement immediately. So I see a chance for us to improve immediately, you know, talent in development of players is gonna come with time, but lack of structure will be on acceptable. When you look at this roster, maybe a word on what you like about it, and how close is it now as it lies to a DJ Smith type of team. Well, I'm going to have to get to guys. I mean I know the guys via tape. I don't know the personalities. I don't know how hard they can be pushed yet. I don't know which are going to find another gear when the going gets tough. Those are the guys that I want in those are the guys that are ultimately going to be the guys that stick around or the guys that can push through some versity aren't going to go away, and tough times are willing to play hard tough hockey, you know, and it doesn't mean hit or fight it means you know, being able to hold onto pox go to the net be willing to get crosscheck be willing to keep guys off to. These are things that are going to check the box. So, so we end up being the Saint Louis and Boston. Bruins that are that are playing for the Stanley Cup. Let's go back to twenty sixteen because a lot has been talked about in your your rival here, and that there was a lot of talk to the sends had asked before they hired Bouche it asked to speak with you in an interview setting. Maybe can you tell us do they let you know when that when that request has been made by another team. And if so, what was your reaction to kind of being blocked for head coaching job? Well, I was ecstatic that they asked, you know, at the time I can say now knowing what I know I wasn't ready at the time I would have thought I was ready I needed the four years to coach in the National Hockey League. And see what the league was about. One of my greatest mentors is Lula Morello. And and, and Liu said you're going to be ready in time. You're just not ready yet, and I trusted his advice. And, and he's never steered me wrong. And, you know, throughout this process, I've been contact with Lou and, and you know it was. His advice that I realized that, that was the best choice at that time, communicating with players in the NHL versus communicating with players in the HMO where you were extremely successful. Is there any difference? I mean is talking to a player the same in both leagues? Or do you have to treat in nature player any differently? I think ultimately if you treat people good and you give them trust. I believe they're going to give some back to you so juniors. Probably a little bit easier. I would say, because, you know, they're striving to get to this level guys that are at this level want. Don't wanna just be here. The good guys anyways, they wanna be the better in the middle guys wanna be the top dogs in the top dogs wanna be the best in the league. So my job's to push whoever that player person is to be one notch better. And if I can get ten or twenty percent of guys throughout our lineup. This team's gonna be better sooner or later, transitioning from extreme success in the OH L. And I know it's the NHL and that's where you wanna go next. So obviously that was the next thing in the career arc, but is it difficult just to go from being a head coach back to being an assistant coach what it was? It was difficult for me when you're used to. Making all the decisions and, you know you pour your heart and soul into something. And, and if it doesn't work, you know, it, your idea to, you know, have to live, by the word of someone else all the time, you know, and that's part, and that's your job is in assistant coach been in the system coach before, but certainly being a head coach, you know, it is not a lot more fun. But, you know, you get to live and die by your own sort, I guess by saying. So it was a bit of a transition. But if something I needed to do I need to learn the league I needed to learn the ins and outs of how to treat people in the NHL how the city's work, however thing works. I don't think you can run a franchise NB the head coach and the face of the group. If, if you don't know how everything works in that for years is what provided that for me the last couple of years and the standings bear this out defensive zone. Coverage has been a trouble spot for this team. Do you think being a former NHL defenseman yourself? Maybe gives you a leg up on some others because last year this was a coaching. Staff that didn't have a single defenseman on it. Well, I can tell you that as a head coach in Oshawa, and I know what people say, it's the OH L the only chosen many NHL, and I think are one hundred fifty six goals against Australia, is, is the lowest in the last at least ten years or so, in the gel, and it comes with a mindset, certainly, you have to have people pay the price and it comes in practice. You have to learn to play in your own zone. But in saying that if you plan the offense of longer, you can track pucks harder you don't have to play in your own zone. So certainly as an offensive. I'm gonna teach defenseman efface the puck and the teachers centers play low in their zone. We're gonna have a five-man mentality but what I would like to do is play more offense track more pucks, so we don't have to spend as much time inner zone. What was it like working with Mike Babcock, you know what he's intense? He's, he's an honest man. You know in his effort, every day the way he works. You know, he's he's just tireless grinder that wants. To be to the utmost prepared. So for me, it was imperative that, you know, I go through that process, especially prepare me for an interview to be prepared to all the things that you have to do to be a head coach and had I not done that I'm not so sure I'd have been as prepared for that interview. When you're considering this job, head coach of the Ottawa Senators, you know, you're aware the standings like everybody in the league is, but you also had a team that was not only having a tough time on the ice. But they were crisis off the ice from time to time as well. Did any of that give you pause for thought when you were considering this job, not for one second for me, I guess I always look at the glass half full rather than half empty? And I always think that, you know, if you go there, and you treat people right it'll change and it'll change for the better. So, you know, some people don't believe that theory. But I believe I'm here now and that's in the pasta and, and we can put that behind us in the best head of I've seen that when I went to Windsor, we went from. Lead last two, two memorial cups Ottawa went from low in the standings to winning World Cup and Tronto was dead last to where they are today. So I've been a part of three transitions. I know the mentality in the hard work that has to go into it, but I have no don't my mind we can do that here. This is probably way early in the game to ask this, but in Toronto, there was no captain, and there was lots of discussion about it. And auto weather is no, captain, and there will be lots of discussion moving forward about it. How important is a captain to you and, and to get one and what your timeline for putting in place, if it is important, well, in due time that certainly will happen and that'll be decision between me and Pierre and Eugene. But ultimately, that person has to prove in, they have to earn that right to be the captain and, you know, the team's going to need someone to lead them. But you also don't wanna put a young guy in a position where he has to answer all the questions every single day. You know, while we're on this journey, I'd rather be the guy to do that. And maybe a couple. Older guys assistant Coppins can can run some of that blow early. And then when it's time for them to take over the ready you don't wanna stunt their growth with too much pressure early. So all everything I can take that pressure off, but we'll find captain and time if you were to introduce yourself to some people today and describe yourself as a head coach. How would you describe yourself? I'm guy that's going to hold the players accountable. A guy that's going to make guys work hard guy that people will know that I'm intense when I'm also going to be a player's guy in a way that they're gonna know I trust them, but they're also going to have to do it a certain way players. Don't need a friend. They need a coach, but they also sometimes Pat on the back and I'll be there to do that. We're going to we're going to grow as group. And, and I think that my I say track record is I get to know people I, I call him second, and I found that with that recipe you, you tend to have a little more success. So you're gonna you're at a point now where you're obviously, you've got some guys in mind for your staff assistant coaches, and I know you're not related talk about that right now obviously, but are you a coach that, that has a hard time delegating to the other guys? Or do you kind of micromanage, if you will know? Absolutely not. I'm a we over me. And I'm open to any idea that will help this team win. And I don't need the credit certainly anything that's going to help us. Get better is outstanding. So I need the best people billable, the best guy to run the defense preferably defenseman that, that played in the league or that's coach defenseman that really knows the position, I need a power play guy. That's really good. So I can allow them just to do their job. And I can kind of see it and, and do the thing that I need to do. The most is a connection with these players and get to know them and takes a lot of time. So the guys that we're going to bring in have to be quality people and quality coaches that can stand on their own feet. The sense I get from you, as the you know, and you said as much the rugged game. Think of the your position, the defense and the sends right now have three guys that I think within a couple years are going to be unbelievably Thomas. Body's already that he's a great pot mover. You've got brannstrom and you've got will land in like these elite puck movers. I think in a couple of years, are you excited about kind of getting a hold of those guys and teaching them to be well rounded guys one hundred percent if you're gonna win you have to play the fence. So you can't just be racing around all around the ice. So, you know, the best part is in the hardest part is the fine guys I can move skates. They've got that. Now they have to learn to play defense. And if you look at a guy like Scott Niemeyer when he was young and, and again, I go back to remember when I when I dealt with Lou, and in, in some of the troubles, eight went through a Scott when he was young in on the end they had a dial back a little bit. And Scott was a better player. So we got twenty points, but the team was winning. And, and so, you know that reminds me of these guys. So maybe they're going to get a few points here and there, but the team's gonna win and they're going to. Learn to play in all situations. Not just race around the ring. So I you know you wanna find a partner for each guy and, and guys that can be reliable with them, and that's going to be a nice mix, but it's a great starting point. Let's finish up today DJ by talking a little bit about the fan because the fan and you've met some, I'm sure already know there's a passionate fan base here, they want this team to be great, if instead of me being across from you, there's a guy who's considering a season ticket he wants to support the team. What would you tell that fan? But what they can expect in the next three years with DJ Smith as the head coach. What would you say to them at this stage of the game? It's easy for me to say, trust me, you don't know me, no one's going to trust someone. They don't know what I would say is go back and look at my prior work, and how I've done everything in my career to try and make other people better. It's not about me. It's about making a group better and. I believe I've successfully done that in every place that I've gone. I'm going to do that here. Trust the process. It's not going to be a quick fix but we're gonna do this thing, right? And I didn't come here to give them a bunch of slogans and, and say a bunch of things so that people come in and watch us for week or a month. Instead, always done a good job. I'm here to, to try and turn this franchise around and to be the, the guy who does it and wholeheartedly. I believe that. And I'm gonna get these kids to fall. Great man, the good free, she it, it's gonna take time but we'll get her done. So again, there's the chat had with DJ Smith the new sense head coach and that was just the hockey portion of the interview we did a bigger more wide ranging interview about DJ Smith is background is life away from the game. And just in finding it we'll makes him tick, and you can read that much bigger interview coming up in the next issue of faces magazine. 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Dan Patrick Show - Hour 3 - (06-04-19)

The Dan Patrick Show

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Dan Patrick Show - Hour 3 - (06-04-19)

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You guys are going to be so sore tomorrow. You're gonna be sore where you didn't think you could be sore. Yes polling NBA players don't like playing back to backs. We have six days, seven days between our games seven days, we had the first game at twelve thirty eastern on the app, and then at one o'clock around. Then I'm going to be the color commentator. I am the Commissioner there is no referee. You call your own fouls. Yes bone. We discussed this yesterday. Are you considering calling flagrant fouls if you see a flagrant foul? That's not a traditional follow like you know, like a walk or a foul in the arm. If there is taped that submitted to the Commissioner's office, I will look at it, but you'll have to file a formal complaint and soon as we figure out how to file that formal complaint on let you guys know, and then if there's an issue and you guys would like to bring that up. Then I'd be more than happy to during the game not during the game. It's going out. Yeah. Yes, mclovin. Is it going to be replayed for things like his foot on the no line? No, no, no. It's part of the charm of the game I don't wanna have any replay. We had the capability, I don't want to have any reply, I'd rather have the controversy after the fact and instead of trying to solve it during the game. And if somebody happens to win a game or lose a game because of that. I mean, this is called old school, but there's no replay you just play. There are some rural questions. We can do it later. No, you're just spit against like calm. I think everyone has these questions when they play pickup bashful straight up after an air ball. Yes. Or no. Yes. Okay. Yeah. Really? Like when you guys played pick up as a kid, if there was like an air ball loose ball. Why played in playground not a lot. But when I play on the playground is always, like I clear the ball, you don't just put it back up. Okay. I don't know if that's what I look. This is not a dictatorship like the NFL I can't put it out there if you guys would like to vote on it, if there's an air ball in the opposition gets the ball. Can they put it back up? Fritzy, I think he put it back up. Okay. Seton o'connor. I think he put it back. All right. Mclovin. I think he put it back up. Take our fast break. Okay. So polling I guess it doesn't matter what you think, hey, it is three to one. Even if I'm on your side, I would rather go back out. So it looks better on TV you are the Commissioner. I am but I just said, there's a democracy here until I want. Make it a dictatorship. Yes. See possibly a dumb question. But while we're on the topic if it hits the net. Is that an air ball? I'm going to say no, that's not an airball. Okay. So if it doesn't hit it has to hit absolutely like nothing. Yeah. And then you can go back up with it. But if it hits the net you have to take it back up. This is tough because one out of every three my shots airball. So this really hurts my squad. No fence to me. Yes, we club. Okay. Now what if a guy doesn't take it all the way back that's been happening? A lot of this guys are getting like back like putting one foot on the foul charging, but you have to just call it. If you see it and just say, look, you gotta take it all the way back. No one's going to call that. What you just brought it up so that my team there are other teams. It's like it's like trying to hitch a quick, would you like to tell me who it is, is it Pauli? Pauli has been known to not make it all the way back to the three in the in the preseason. Okay. Are certain guys who don't even know the concept is back east easy. Now, paulie don't know there are some there are some players if you want to call that players in the league that have no idea what they're doing. Who? Are we speaking of other guys, not the captain stay, not the team captains? No. I think you guys have a general feel for the game. This is gonna actually be fun about watching the game today is you'll be able to see the people it's going to become. I think pretty clear like people like say, Andrew has lots of experience playing basketball, and then there's other people who really don't have any, I think you're going to be able to see that won't take long for that. Yes, fritzy, who is overseeing the scoreboard, it seemed to me on more than one of occasions during the extra practice games, whoever was running randomly, putting up numbers basically whenever they felt like adding to the scorn that vote was actually happening in the game. I don't know if it's Brandon Lee that they're just throwing up numbers there, but blatant mistakes where it was like eleven six in the said the squid said like. Fifteen three. Or do do you think that people are like I don't think it's probably, I think that we need to make sure someone is paying attention to the game, while they're actually in charge of putting up the numbers on this. Okay. We will make sure that, that is addressed. Thank you. Todd. Scoring has been a major issue so far because the in house scoreboard and the TV scoreboard have differed on almost every game. So when you think you're down by four points. And you're actually on the only down by two and you you weren't out of the game you still could've tied or won the game. It it's playing out in dramatic fashion so far. All right. And then there is a three point shot at three point line. And then there's a two point shot. That's how we're scoring this. Maybe there's some confusion on was that a three pointer? Are we only gone? A basket is one point. So we'll, we'll dress these things prior to. And if people don't get it, right. They'll be fired. I mean that's the way it works around here. You guys know that. Yes, one last request when Todd does this and then handles the basketball. Swap in a new ball. We have eighteen vast seems reasonable or if get up get a pure L guy, holiday, pure, pure old guy just like someone comes out and sweeps. Sweat off the ground that same type of person should be regularly. But when you do that cough, do it into your own not into your hand. I think that's only fair to your fellow fellow player. I do not want to. I don't want the reason we win is because of some late excuse that likley ally. I'd like to thank to berkey losses for getting us over the down. Already. Eight seven seven three DP show Email address, DP. Dan, Patrick dot com Twitter handle at DP show say, good morning to our radio and TV partners. We talked about the Commissioner talking about cutting the NFL preseason, perhaps in half the blues beat the Bruins last night Cup tied at two games apiece. The Orioles had the number one pick in the draft. It's, it's interesting that you look at all these sports and yet prime-time drafts with basketball and football baseball. It's in the afternoon. The Orioles took Adly Richmond, a switch hitting catcher from Oregon state with the number one overall pick. This guy is so good. He was walked intentionally last week with the bases loaded. He got the Barry Bonds treatment. I remember seeing him last year. I believe in the World Series and he was unbelievable. You know at that position switch, hitting catcher. And now. Now, he's considered the best prospect since Bryce Harper in twenty eleven. The last time the Orioles had the number one overall pick it was Ben McDonald in nineteen eighty nine and the last catcher to go. First overall was Joe Mauer in two thousand one by the Minnesota Twins. Joe Mauer hall of Famer I think, right. I believe, so doesn't have championships but got what three batting titles something like that? Buster Posey, another catcher hall of Famer. Yeah, mclovin. I if this kid is such an awesome hitter. Don't you have to move them away from catcher if he's a switch hitter. That's why I would think that you wouldn't make catch the number one, they get worn out. It might be first base for. Yeah, yeah, but but, you know, hit four four eleven seventeen homers, seventy six walks. He struck out thirty eight times in fifty seven games a good defensive catcher, but, you know, these the catcher from Oregon state and go a number one overall. Yep. He's kinda got one of those old school baseball names that Tim curcumin like Adly Richmond, like from the early nineteen hundred. Adly three thumbs Rodman was cool nicknames. I three thumbs. I don't follow the dry. You know, when we look at baseball do we do? We have bussed in baseball. A few but, but you don't get labeled bust because it feels like even if you're drafted in the top ten, you're not coming up right away. It's really rare to go from high school. You know, for even college to go right to major league baseball gimmick, who is at Yankees pitcher who Taylor. Yeah, that's one that comes to mind got in a fight in a bar and hurt. His shoulder. They're not sure whether he would have been a bust or not. But you look at Stephen Strasburg. He is a solid baseball player. He is not a he's not flirting with the hall of fame and he was the shore thing of his time. And that it was Mark Pryor before that, are they were considered the shore thing. And with that delivery. And next thing you know, maybe they're not the sure thing, but you start to look at these draft picks. And just because you get drafted ninth doesn't mean you're not the best player in the draft. You wanna get draft players get drafted, you know, based on sign ability, sometimes where you're going to draft a guy, and then he might not want to sign with you, you'd rather take the guy, you know, is going to sign with you, because these kids will say, you know, I'm going to go back to college, or I'm going to go to college just so they can get out of. You know that requirement that they're going to have to go to your team. But yeah, the baseball draft is on I remember. Mike trout went to his draft. I think he was the only prospect who was there at the draft and it was just weird. Because you're and, you know, the twin select you know, Jimmy Lipper and then Jimmy Lipper is not there. The angels, take Mike trout. Hey, Mike trounce here. But I think he might have been the only draft prospect who showed up for the baseball draft. Yeah. Polling there's only been two number one overall draft picks. According to. Dot com who never appeared in a major league game. Brian Taylor nineteen ninety one of the Yankees, he injured his shoulder and stuck around the minor leagues. Steve chilcott. He was the number one pick years earlier, and he never made one pitch or one at bat in the minor leagues usually, they appear at some point. But who is in that chilcutt draft because he went number one overall. And then I don't know if like was Clemens night. When was Chilcott I got it at sixty six. Okay. So just it was. You're right. You're right on no no sixty six so it's an older player. Nolan. Ryan Tom Seaver a hitter. Oh, a hitter, Reggie no-not Reggie Jackson. Yes, it is. It is. Yeah. Reggie's number two acquainted with the second. Mets number one six then Reggie Jackson, Ken Brett, ironically, number four, Jenner George Brett's brother, when he was eighteen at the time in right from high school to pitch in the World Series for the Red Sox that following year, I think sixty seven is Ken Brett George breads brothers pitching in the World Series man. How'd you like to be Steve Chilcott and they took Reggie Jackson right behind the met? Well that's the Mets for you. But the Mets did you know, they, they were drafting for pitching, and eventually got it, right. When you had Seaver in Kouzmin, even Nolan Ryan, nobody knew about, and he was like their fifth starter. And you know, maybe a bullpen guy. I'm looking at John Matlock. Did you say the draughts only been around since sixty five the first pick ever was Rick Monday again this list? Yeah. Rick monday. I didn't know that. That's the other thing the draft had. What did they do before the draft who was a regional? I don't know if it was territorial or not. But it feels like that, that it would have been territorial. Well, no, I I remember like, imagine if the NBA did territorial drafts. The Charlotte Hornets, a number one TV leave because you're just getting everybody from Duke and North Carolina. Michael tried that hasn't worked out so far. You drafts a lot of guys. Yeah. He does have. We debated who gets Kentucky in original draft. I think we've talked about that. I don't I don't know what you do proximity. I guess the Pacers like you'd have to do mileage from Lexington. What is Lexington to Indian like I'd had you might even have to do it, right? From rope arena to in downtown indianap-, or you build, an MBA franchise, Duca, and get going. Well, you move your stadium outside like the Redskins their stadium is in Maryland. Does that help you and getting a player with a territorial draft the next to training camp in Durham, North Carolina this year? Yeah. But they used to do territorial drafts. And if you did that, but you can have a kid, who's in highschool, who goes to play basketball heat, let's say LeBron was growing up in Ohio, and its territorial draft. Does LeBron wanna play for the Cleveland Cavaliers coming up? Now it's a hometown team. But what if LeBron said my senior year, I'm going to go play in Los Angeles. What about the rap the raptors get all of Canada? Don't they have nice now it would be, but you get everybody in Canada. Although if I look at the proximity of Toronto, you're not getting everybody because if you're in Calgary of your on Terry, like, I don't know where it would be somebody that you like Minnesota Timberwolves getting somebody here. I think all the players are from Toronto. Aren't they? Carter. Yeah. I think like Wiggins and all those guys. But I'm not sure I think they all come from one little area in Toronto. That's the NBA TV, tune in for the NBA finals pregame postgame analysis highlights commentary and insights gametime live NBA finals presented by YouTube TV nightly on NBA TV. Couple of phone calls. David, in Oregon joins us. Hi, david. What do you have for me today? Hi, Dan, really appreciate you taking my call. First time. Long time. Six foot two twenty five. And, you know, before I got into it, I just wanted to say that I listen to your folks, every morning, you always make my community really, really. Great. And really appreciate what you do. Thank you, David. My pleasure. So yeah hearing, you're talking about Attlee, rush. I gotta be honest either nations pretty pretty on fire about that today world buzzing if he's just a really, really solid guy, as well as being a great player. You know, hearing the glove and talking about maybe moving them to first base, he did play a little bit of first base for and actually his freshman year. He was also the place kicker on our football team. There's a pretty neat highlight of him running down the field on a kit cover, and he actually lays out Christian McCaffrey. It's pretty neat Bali can bring that up. Thank you for the phone call David, Mike and Florida. Hey, mike. What do you have for me? Guy. Good, sir. Oh, you guys we're talking about funk and baseball down here for big raise fan, and we, we drafted number one overall, ten Beckham in front of BUSTER, Posey's. We, we didn't take we're going to be able to sign cozy 'cause, you know, we don't have a lot of money down here, and he's never panned out. We had them for a while. You've got on the miners forever. But I think we trade it into the Orioles and he's still well below average player. What else can also add on with the NFL rule? Does this mean we're going to have to more regular season games? And what's that gonna mean for fantasy? I mean we're gonna have a fifteen game regular season because that's all anybody really cares about it. Then it's football. And you know, we're gonna have to expand our roster is because of injuries and whatever because there's more games. Yeah, I don't know how that's going to impact fantasy. But thank you, Mike. You know it but it's going to impact fantasy plus if you're gambler you would get to more regular season games to gamble on, and I do believe you're going to get a couple more playoff teams because I have to validate those last two games where there's something. Steak and it could be a couple of wildcard bursts there. Wild card weekend. And you have just all of the wild card games obviously, but I have to, I have to have a carrot at the end of the stick here. If you're going to have eighteen games cut the preseason to two games. How about a week off before preseason regular season begins to play. Guaranteed rosters guaranteed contracts. If I get four more five more roster spots for a team and I'm creating you know, one hundred fifty one hundred seventy five more jobs, then it could be interesting. I think for the players association, but I was told I've been told all along, there's no way the player sociation will go for eighteen games. Not going not going to do it. Yup. If I were the players union even asked if I had the players, I didn't even ask for a little things like no OTA's, as in, in may and June. We're not we're not doing anything. We're, we're coming to restore them for training camp that silly week of two weeks of an event is poli in, in this was told to me by NFL scout. They just wanna see what you look like. That's why they have morning shoot around for NBA teams because they want to see what you look like in the morning because what did you do last night? You don't need to be shooting at nine in the morning. But you need you need to also be up and ready to shoot by nine in the morning and that's why you have morning shootaround because I've been there for morning shoot arounds before. And you can see guys just sleepwalking, and the coach will then say right when they run this, and I need to come out and you gotta plash here and you gotta make sure you force them back to the WTI, it's all stuff that you would think would be common sense, but all it is, is to get you out of bed, so you're not spending the wee hours of the morning, partying, and then getting in and then I also throw out. The story of Dennis Rodman during the NBA finals when there was a party in Chicago at a bar called the crowbar, all, I know, is there were women dancing in cages when I walked in, and we went up to the second floor and there was a party up there. I remember seeing James Edwards Buddha and it was Dennis Rodman had a party. In the bar at a small bar their private area, and it was full of kamikaze drinks. If you went to the bar to order a beer, you had to do a kamikaze shot and Dennis was there off to the side. And then Dennis who we always thought I was Craig Sager. He does like, hey, Segler Sager, and then I just started answering to it. I said, hey, Dennis pretty close. I know he got sick segue segue to shot, and then I you know, say all right, I'll do a kamikaze show. All I know is Dennis reportedly, I might be the one reporting, this left the party and went to shoot around that morning. And then when we showed up for shoot around to get interviews Dennis is jumping around, like a kid at his birthday party, after he's had a handful of cake. He is just on a pogo stick, and Steve Kerr and Judd Bush were the bulls came up and said here you went out with Dennis last night. I said, yes. S. I'm moving slow and they go look at him. He's running around, like there's no issue whatsoever. I more phone calls coming up. We have a new poll question apparently. And we're just about an hour away from gametime. I don't know if any of these highlights can we check with van pelt, maybe van pelt could get one of our highlights on his show later tonight? One bad thing new segment. Yes, one bad highlight, and maybe van peasy will put it on there. There's probably pastureland off his leg, by the way, I felt bad for Scott van pelt. He said that he's been at the mothership for I don't know ten years, and he hasn't been invited to the Espy's. Now, none of the presenter. No. No, no. He's anchor there. I know a little Scott van pelt hadn't been invited to the Espy's. Do you think he wants to be asked? And then say no, I don't know. But I said to him, 'i texting yesterday and I said, put that's weird. I got invited to the SP this year. You know, be careful what you ask for, because every year, I was thinking, maybe this year, they won't invite us to the SP. No, we gotta go so little Scott van pelt nine invited the SPCA simple. We just got an Email this morning, asking all of us, if we want media credentials for the SP's. I'm not kidding just send it to win or the bees. Is it in July, July tenth Microsoft theatre in L A? Are we on vacation? I think we're on vacation. I'm not sure I think we planned it that way. I think we did. But I had good times at the SP's. You send nectar Jennie Finch one year. You almost L O B in the head all paulie. Paulie? Tried to sit down next to the softball player Jenny fan. Yeah. You gave me like the, the fishhook. No, no, no, no. Paulie? No, you got. I got this guy sat next to carrot top. But yeah, I sat next to Jennie Finch oh, you, just you. You're not kidding. We just got our media credentials for the SPCA. They sent it this morning. Also wanna van pelt, maybe he could get a maybe could work the re they're not even letting him work the red carpet, poor guy. And we just happened to be off. Maybe I'd do a drive by. They wanted me to hand out an award a couple years, maybe four or five years ago. And I said, no, I I'm good. I don't think we need to do that. Yeah, mclovin. It's weird. I see all these red carpet pictures of his producer, Stanford Steve at the SP but he's up with that. He's in trenched. Yeah. All ready out LA for the SPF. Yeah. At his best friend, Tony Romo is, and I will die. Remember we. Walk out the door with Tony Romo on this remarkable thing of all time that Scott Ben pelts producer is good friends with Tony Romo. Yeah. Just because we knew Stanford Steve from from back at ESPN. Yeah. I mean he's a production assistant then. And yeah, then you're at some fancy Super Bowl party and he's hanging at the bar with Tony Romo and they're like, let's get outta here. They split what, what I, we'll take a break. More phone calls coming up twenty three twenty four after the hour here, Dan Patrick show. Do you ever have deja vu, a hate that feeling except for when I had it last week? I had just bought my new brother investment tank printer. During brothers incredible savings event. I just saved a bunch or it's normal price. And I was feeling great about the money. I saved then bam. 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Here's Clinton, whatever one of the extra man on they turn it over the line. Shin empty natty scars big instead. Season so far greeted shit puts the lose up four to KOMO ex with the call blues radio network blue score two goals into third series tied at two games apiece game five moving back to Boston that will be on Friday night, the blues winning their first ever home game in a Stanley Cup final last night, and the series tied at two games apiece. The series now moving to Boston with the team at home in game five holding a nineteen to six series record is Stanley Cup final. When the series is tied at two games apiece going into game five, by the way prior to twenty eleven NBA finals heat Mavericks, the teams who took a two one lead in the best of seven series in the finals had gone on to win eighty six percent of the time. But since twenty eleven teams that have gone a teams have gone to and four after taking the to one lead in the NBA finals. So just if. The Golden State goes up two games to one doesn't mean this is anywhere near over. I by the way discover card. They discovered miles card, unlimited one and a half miles every purchase, and then automatically will match all the miles at the end of your first year. So you can double it from thirty five thousand to seventy thousand just like that discovered miles car today. Limitations apply. Discover match for new card members only learn more. Discover dot com slash travel. Our poll question, our new poll question? I believe, mclovin you have one while we have some options here poll question is, you're an NFL player, would you want in eighteen games? He's in sixteen game season. Eighty five percent win sixteen games. I I'm surprised that the numbers that high because I would think that we would want more more more more when it comes to the NFL we were asking him to put them selves in the shoes of a player. Okay. One of the millennials in the back techs, IM me during the segment and said, don't you consider Stephen Strasburg a bus and that I thought that's interesting. Like he was a number one. He was a fee nom is a guy like that he's a three time all star, he's just probably hasn't lived up potential. But it's at a bus he's won fifteen games. I think that's the most he's ever. One is fifteen games in the siege on that three three or four times. I think he's been at times very good. I don't think he's been great z are as is good. I don't know if he's been bad. I, I don't know if he's been great, but I don't know if he's been bad. So you know, he's he's above average. I guess. Right. But when I guess it becomes a question of expectations when you are the natural or like when you're Bryce Harper, when you're this kid who went yesterday like you have to be ten time, all star to deliver or okay? It depends on the sport. And I don't know if anybody cares about baseball's bus like they used to. Doesn't feel that way, by the way Bryce Harper went over four you're just who is providing you with these Bryce Harper. He played it like two in the morning in San Diego. Manny Machado had a Homer, four RBI's in that game against Padres. But Bryce Harper for four with another strikeout problem is to I'd tell you what's Phillies spend money on. Okay. Well, they spend a lot of money on Bryce Harper. Not that he's a fourteenth is paid player in MLB per year man versus food, don't miss man versus food on its new home cooking channel tonight. Our friend Casey web travels to billings, Montana, who's been to billings, Montana. Pauly's been to billings, Montana. I've driven through billings. It's a good time. I went to a billings Mustangs AAA game and eight there and then went to a couple of times like Livingston bozeman billings as cool airport. They have to get in now didn't billings Montana used to have a trap door behind home plate like towards the back of the screen. My I don't know if I'm making this up or not at the billings Mustangs, AAA game building Mustang. And you would there was a like you could lift up a door. In the back of towards the back of home plate towards the fence. Maybe I'm making that up, but I'll continue with the promo, you have a seventy eight ounce rib eye. A one hour steak challenge to pounds of mashed potatoes. It's an all new season of man versus food, and you have epic eating challenges. Epic cooking channel stream live catch up on the cooking channel app. Just won't sit in billings, Montana seventy out challenge. They do give you a lovely salad on the side. They do not just gluttonous. Okay. We'll roughage for you. I like that. Yes. Mclovin, if we're going to send a Dan net for this challenge. They probably love state, but I could take your date outside and you're a great eater. Mclovin. Like you're really, really good. But you know when we did man versus food at the Super Bowl. That's a different. That's a different animal that takes them endurance. Some strategy is like you know, I'd still take you over anybody in here. You'd be a one seed. What about the we have some, some of backroom guys way like two fifty does that still take you? You're a great eater. Yes. Which part of that challenge. Do you think is more difficult? The sevi- seventy eight ounce rebuy or the two pounds of mashed potatoes. Plus, there's more to pounds of mashed potatoes or seventy eight ounce river, which do you think you have a better chance with? I'm going to enjoy the steak more than the mashed potatoes. Now, can you choose gravy, you don't hit out? Maybe we don't talk about this considering I b I eight steamed vegetables every morning, I can have any any if you could if you, if you could give me two pounds of mashed potatoes eighty two pounds of mashed potatoes. I could call a guy with Casey web, I know. But I can't have that I once again, this smart who has my doctor said the following you should be starring in man vs. Oh, winning you have food is kicking my ass? My doctor said breakfast is a concept because we've created. This surreal world. This concept of this is what you have for breakfast. He said why shouldn't you have something healthy for breakfast like broccoli, brussel sprouts, and tomatoes and spinach, like I did today with a nice veggie burger on Tom. Yes, your doctor is not saying not to have breakfast. He just saying breakfast could be all healthy foods that, you know, hey, eggs and pancakes. And, you know, waffles and bagels, and he said, it's a concept, some of the people in the studio to in a backroom guys. They had this new diet. I think Terry crews the actor. Oh, yeah. He's a guy he he only eats. I think it's eleven in the morning until six or so at night, you have a windowed, eight kind of what you want, not everything, but not bacon cheeseburgers for seven hours. Yeah, but then you don't eat for about twenty or eighteen hours a day. I do the same thing every single night like I start to panic a little bit because I you know how many different ways can you make steamed vegetables. And then I bought some cookbooks, and then I realized the. Cookbooks. They have things like beans in there and tofu and potato. I can't have any of that stuff so that the recipes are meaningless because there's nothing that says, hey, sad sack. Here's some steamed vegetables and some purified water in joy. Friend goes, hey, we're having beers tonight. And some wings do you want to join us. And I said, I can't drink and I can't eat wings. You do you call your buddies, say, you want to get together so for some water and some air, come on. Come on over some broccoli, hey, you should see the way I prepare these Brussels sprouts. They're good Corean, Missouri joins us now. Hi, cory. What do you have for me? I got a stat of the day for your all righty. Seton? Would you hit the music for Corey? All right. Dan, this is in honor of the three on three turnament starting today. Dr James Naismith the first coach in Kansas university history, the only coat with a losing record in Kansas. Kansas university history, with fifty five and six. Corey. Thank you, Corey. You know, you can tell when they start to slow down and the ad a couple of words like a wave. The music is like a wave slowly building. And you're just waiting like. Sorry corey. Sorry, Dr James Naismith a losing record at Kansas university. And Dr James Naismith born in Canada. More phone calls coming up, and we changed the poll question. Mclovin sent rain. Oh, we haven't yet. I'm real cook options. What's more likely to get hurt today in three on three feelings or bodies? Bodies. Ooh. Feelings is a guarantee, I think feelings later, failing feelings are guaranteed to get hurt. And this is kind of a universal question because I think every everybody who works in an office can relate to this question. If you had a three on three league with your, your co workers, would you get into it emotionally or physically? I think a lot of a lot of pent up feelings might come out. I think physically but I worry about you guys. Now it's different. Now. It's televised. And you're, you know, you don't want to be embarrassed and you're gonna play hard. You're gonna play harder than you ever thought. And what could go wrong, everything? And there'll be a cheap shot accidental cheap shot controversy. We've had some people say can the viewers call in with potential fouls while watching the three on three league just like the good old days of the PGA tour. I like it. But, you know, I'm not a replay guy and I'd rather not have any replay whatsoever, then just to have a little bit a replay. But I do like that. The audience if they would like to weigh in, we kind of have a complaint department there. Yes, we're getting people now who want to challenge us, then that's two three on three like some dude tweeted. Hey, I work for Boeing can I get the three best people in my office and face the three best people in your off? And our reply back in, like, well, the three best people for my company are like Reggie Miller, reg, Kevin Garnett. Chris Webber they work for our company. So I would put those guys up over us. Yeah. I mean I'm guessing Boeing has a few thousand people to choose from. Yeah. We have I think sixteen people that work here and you're looking at the best players in a row. Yes. Not. Really? Yeah. Yeah. All these other shows wanna a piece of his to like that. That's not the reason why we did this. But if you know if barstool wants to have big cat in. PF t- Jonasson, they bring in somebody else, then great do that or lebatardshow. But you have to be fair to who you're sending because, you know, we can we're owned by AT and T Time Warner. There are few people that we could bring in here and dominate, you know, those golic's are some big guys, I don't know if I'd want to go on the low post against that wouldn't be good doesn't big dude. Yeah. That wouldn't be I got WinCo. Yes. Good thing for the three and three by the way, if we get see web, there's. No timeouts in through all my goodness doing friend of the charbonnet was sitting there. He would have been mad at me if I did say it. That is so so mean would have been mad at me. I didn't say. Emailed me that joke. God. Yes. Todd question. There's no reps. But are we keeping track of any kind of flagrant fouls where someone blatantly is like knocking somebody on their rear end? I'm concerned about McLaren's team in Wayland. We, we discussed the flagrant founds. And what was the verdict on that since? I don't know. I mean, you're not are you with us today seem actually left because he doesn't want to say something that's going to hurt your feelings. We, we did something on flagrant fouls, and what was an amount allowed to know what the answer was. I may have been on the phone. I'm gonna come up with an excuse possible. Are you here today? I just didn't want to be around for it. Yeah. Dear I think we got to bring the cone of silence down on. So sorry Todd. Got to do it too. To silence has been lowered. Untied ler might be the only defense that could stop me today. Take a break back after this pay check. And now that the NBA also, we can is over. It's time for the second half of the season to get underway. It's a tight battle in both the western and eastern conferences as teams vying for playoff position. I've been saying for months, there's only one place again on all the action then online dot AG sign up today for a free account and use the promo code podcast. One. And when you make your first deposit you'll receive a fifty percent bonus that's promo code podcast. One NBA is heating up. Don't miss out on all the fun bet. Online dot AG online sportsbook experts experts. Experts. Stay tuned for sixty seconds of eight me news headlines, right after this podcast. This day in sports history will have that for you, Charles Barkley will join us on the program tomorrow. I hesitate to bring this up while the newsroom, I team investigation. The motto of our news team is we don't break news. We sprayed it. Let's go to the newsroom point, actually, paulie all handle this one. Going back to my reporting days when I used to work at CNN I have uncovered a team who is using some supplements. There were some supplements. And we are right now questioning if they are legal or not Howard pills powder supplements prior to the start of the season. I wonder who that is. I wonder what team that could be how about any guys without sleeves. We test. I. Fair. I'm gonna I wasn't going to do this. But I'm going to have to have urine tests. Great. Yeah. But. Yeah. I, I have some a staff here of reporters, and we're gonna do those drug test live. You know, it's unfortunate is that if it's the team that we all think it was. Yeah. They're the ones who after the last preseason scrimmage became known as a shooter in two goons he's done the fouling efforts of mclovin of the team. Would you like to throw yourself at the mercy of the Commissioner with your team because I have found performance enhancing substance back there that is on the desk of one of your teammates? Well, I'll tell you right now there's visual evidence on TV right now to the contrary. There's a look like I've ever seen in PD my life debt. Pretty pretty skinny who can bench more than anybody else amongst the danettes? That's one specific set of motions that I have. Okay. Yeah. Of course it was the guys on my team. I okay I had to draft him. So I get a new guy because my other guy failed and I, I don't know if you're going to have a full team today. That's where that's where I am on process urine tests that fast. Yes, this I can. Yes, for is it safe for big bullet brand to play gets a team. That's obviously got very rage. And we saw that they decided best won't be a big wrestling match for the during the preseason. I don't know. I have not heard any, you know, formal complaint. Are you naming names here top saying from what I saw in a preseason game on on Nick Nickelodeon team? It looked like basketball with secondary to who can I throw up against the wall and cause blood. Yes. Mclovin is a person who almost killed a production assists in our last promo shoot with an errand hook shot. His hook shots are dangerous and anything might team, which is a far cry from violent uncoordinated behavior. Trying to figure out the game of basketball by throwing people around there's no drug that Todd could take for performance enhancement that I don't think that there, there's anything that could help. Then I'm useless totally legal that is legal that is legal illegal innocent league sponsor. Yes, it is. Yes, it is. Welcome metamucil. Yeah. Proudly. Prunes of America. Well, coalition make this fair. We're going to have to decide what drugs are on the test, because you might have some thin rosters around the only looking for what I consider to be performance enhancement. And this was this was located on the desk of this was so obvious. And it was just like Mark Maguire had Andrew Stein in his locker and because he didn't think anybody was going to say anything about it, and that's what I found as I was back in the back because I'm just doing due diligence as the Commissioner here. Yes. If you test for this legal be close faster than. Charles Barkley will join us on the program tomorrow. 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In West Virginia, the opioid crisis is straining the foster care system

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In West Virginia, the opioid crisis is straining the foster care system

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Trading involves significant risk of loss and by the Alliance for lifetime income an organization dedicated to educating it is the brand right Chinese basketball is NBA China basically when Yao Ming came onto the scene in two thousand and two the National Basketball Association in the aftermath of a tweet from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey last week supporting anti-government protests in Hong Kong the response from Beijing has in basketball and the repo market made simple not in the same story by the way from American public media this is market three of its brand in China the brand is tarnished in the eyes of Chinese businesses of consumers that's GonNa prove difficult and costly for the NBA in eighteen ninety one but a quick glance at the news sports or otherwise reveals basketball as the pivot point perhaps the biggest corporate story of this day I also called off corporate Chinese sponsorships with the NBA Undone meanwhile the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Moore he has the right to exercise his freedom and the global economic context in which it finds itself we are of course a long way from the peach baskets that Naismith used as the original hoops and the global economy is nothing like it was this is kind of basic but clearly it seems the basics have been lost in this the NBA has been for decades now one of the most progressive of profession find out if making annuities a vital component of your portfolio is the right choice for you learn Mara Retire Your Risk Dot Org on the program today brand new celerity of basketball in China skyrocketed because you had to do out there who looked like them you had two hundred million people watched that first game amity in China this is something that every American Sports League is GonNa take note of because they all see the money in China they want to do business there and in China right because they're grown they're leagues and and they can in essence do with themselves no matter how popular Yao Ming in the Houston Rockets and all of those folks are over there but the NBA is even spoke with a sports marketing professor from China he kept telling me that the everyday business of sport in China it's market based right it's similar doing business in the avenue long everybody we begin today with the not entirely idle speculation of what James Naismith would think of the sport that he invented low these one hundred twenty eight years ago well that's that's so interesting so clearly the calculation that's happened here is that the Chinese government has decided it does not need the NBA's brand new basketball been swift and clear an NBA fan event before a preseason game between the Brooklyn Nets and La Lakers in Shanghai has been cancelled a public training session for the nets also in Shanghai and you're getting right to it right the difficulty here for the NBA is indeed it does want to be seen as a progressive league doesn't want to go off brand but the NBA also has to be so difficult for the Chinese to be able to do that let us take this away from basketball for two seconds because you're NBA is certainly not the first company that has run into trouble in China all sports leagues do you suppose that somehow they didn't see something like this coming and if they didn't see it why didn't they see what will that's the as we all know that we've heard that one hundred times then he said just to be sure not to get on the wrong side of the government because then the market gets thrown out the window it's going to be so difficult for the Chinese government if they just want to say look we got this we're GonNa have basketball basketball is great here we have all sorts of stars it's going to be so difficult because expression it is a big big deal the story with peril plenty so we got marketplaces and you're on the line to hash things out with US hey hey solar the other thing is Americans who don't make it to the NBA go and play in China and so there's so much sort of meshing there with the NBA in China that's going to be a place in New York City today I'm Kai Ryssdal it is Wednesday the ninth of October good as always today there was a controversy with apple in one of its APPs let's people identified police in Hong Kong and the Chinese government is displeased with that there is wider risk there is also wider acknowledgement of some of the challenges of doing business in China tipping point do you think I mean you know spitball that for me that's what I kept asking the random observation by the way just on the home market size dynamics of this thing by most estimates there are almost as many basketball fans in China three hundred million or so save this tidbit markets the minutes say and here's the quote were currently suggesting a greater provision of accommodation at coming meetings smarter people than I am about this when you're talking about sort of Chinese relations and things like that and it's funny because everybody that I spoke with says you know what these are hiccups no less fascinating to some of US anyway subject of monetary policy the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its most recent meeting today I will spare you all the Fed speaks because there's so much money there they just don't see an American company just pulling out because of difficulties so instead of let's get out of here this is a tipping point we don't want to deal with China atten sunshine actually we'll have the details when we do the numbers then they saw as appropriate they being the Fed here and accommodation being shorthand for lower interest rates so what that actually means that whole thing I just read is that maybe markets as there are people in the United States three hundred thirty million or so there is that all right we're gonNA leave sports behind for the moment and turn to the and businesses are going to have to do better at navigating business in China nobody is saying they're going to pull out of China no business person thinks that and traders and investors and everybody else are banking too much on interest rate cuts the next time the Fed meets next fed meeting by the way for the counter types it's figuring out how to do business better there and dealer cover sports in a bunch of other stuff force advocate ut in Austin Texas andy thanks a bunch appreciate it you got a guy yeah appraisal will still require an evaluation what's the difference you ask. The valuation itself is data driven so no longer is there a human in that loop on you the twenty ninth and thirtieth of this month so stay tuned as we always say about the Fed by the way down to the corner of Wall Street and broad on this rainy day in men uh of this Wednesday is of home values those values get figured out specifically federal banking regulators are putting a new rule into effect today that says certain home sales in the at least in terms of the value Alex via Korda is head of data and analytics that Real Estate Tech Company House Canary he says humans aren't completely out of the eighty thousand people last year Kelly David's is senior vice president with the appraisal foundation which sets the professional standards for the industry she says Algorithms Work Four hundred thousand dollar range or below aren't going to have to have a traditional appraisal anymore the old threshold two hundred and fifty thousand dollars was set back in nineteen ninety-four so yes human analyzing those photos and comparable sales to come up with a value computer algorithms do it that's pretty scary for the appraisal industry which employed nine in places where the housing is fairly uniform but that doesn't happen in large swath of America where there's nuances in housing stock or the data you the rule will apply to about forty percent of home sales it doesn't include loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for example loans that are exempt from an I have been a problem in the industry research from the Philadelphia Fed found that less than ten percent of appraisals came in below the contract price Ben keys is this is partly an adjustment for inflation but as marketplace's Amy Scott reports it is also a recognition that once again technology can do a lot of the work that people used over various sectors they're certainly risks associated with that but we have to keep in mind the risks that were in place when the market was run by humans for the foreseeable maybe isn't as current so somebody who's really trained and ethical I'm has to look at all of that in weed out the bad from the good but ethics we delve now into the minds of the driving force in this economy at this moment as an associate professor of real estate at the Wharton school he says appraisers may feel pressure to deliver numbers on the high side when we think of the robots taking feeling things are good we shop so marketplace's Mitchell Hartman went out to sample some feelings in Portland Oregon out by the Portland era cautious saving for retirement comes before shopping sprees if you spend beg can we manage to pay our house off and make our kids comfortable when we're gone family's doing well to Holton slake most consumers a good economy means I a good job with reliable income still she's future though the humans and robots will have to get along measuring value still requires both I'm Amy Scott for marketplace I hope they still inspect the property and take pictures you know to make sure the properties there that is in decent condition and if it's not highlighting whatever deficiencies may be there but instead of that kids furniture from the busy parking lot nick holden's husband works for a steel fabricating company a couple of in keeping the expansion going we do it you and I and everyone by spending money and our willingness to spend is determined in very large part by how we feel if shopping for his two year old son in the kids section Caesar's thirty eight he works in a local metalworking shop his wife Ashley's a stay at home mom aw and a zillion people like you consumers who are in the face of a manufacturing slowdown in global concerns and trade this tariff that somehow still floating this economy years ago the trump administration steel tariffs were a problem for the business but now they've weathered that well and they're doing well which means she feels like her hey about the economy right now but not trusting it to last that seems common it's how fifty nine year old Patty Stewart feels she's waiting in the now plenty of work enough income and savings to make her feel secure in her personal economic situation but the national economy maybe is Laurie Holton. I'm fifty years old and I used to be a substitute teacher but we have grandkids now so I'm a stay at home grandma Putin's husband's gone to get their VAM packed full of financial crisis and bad recession a decade ago way on her mind even though no one in her family lost their job or home do I believe that could happen again yes I've watched the stock market rising rising rise and the housing market we could get that bubble again inside Kea I find Anthony Caesar coming up we have had to tech children and ask how the economy's treating them I mean it could be treated us better that's for sure Caesar makes eighteen dollars an hour the couple recently bought their first home me out skirts of Portland to the overall economy we've been fortunate we really appreciate that but we just paycheck to paycheck trying to make ends meet you know something home save a bit for retirement and be able to afford some shopping at a giant Swedish furniture store that feels like a good economy but as for along Ikea's checkout line to buy fixture samples for her brother's home renovation project here in Portland she's visiting from Petoskey Michigan where she keep them in a hotel or motel somewhere close the opioid crisis and its youngest victims straight ahead but I do the numbers all that inspiring belief in good economic future not so much I'm Mitchell Hartman for marketplace the Dow industrials up one hundred and eighty-one points today seven tenths percent twenty six thousand three forty six Nasdaq up seventy nine point one percent seventy nine oath and Lebron's was unchanged bond prices fell yield on the ten year Treasury note rose to one point five eight percent you're listening to marketplace this marketplace podcast happened to me right now like I don't have any health insurance couple of missed mortgage payments and we could be out on the street with not feeling okay it starts with real time chat then keeps growing your business with conversational bots and guided product tours take intercom customer unity in just twelve months they converted forty restores antique furniture like dining room sets my businesses absolutely booming Nitsa lost art and I'm totally swamped steward feels like she's doing fine right gain now but I don't have a whole lot of faith that it can continue and that's really scary it's good to have a steady job or a thriving business own a home on everything you buy for Your Business and that cashback can add up to thousands of dollars which can reinvest back into your business so you can keep growing take Christina stumbled port there's a cluster of big box stores best buy staples Ross Dress for less I meet this shopper waiting right outside Kia five percent more visitors through Intercom Messenger make room for a new revenue channel go to entercom dot com slash podcast that's intercom dot com slash podcast Denim clothing company Levi Strauss dropped seven point four percent data firm posted better-than-expected revenues but wholesale in the Americas apparently not so good contour Jones wrangler list raises price targets for the stock citing strong sales of the iphone eleven Microsoft firmed up one point eight percent cyber security firm Fireeye a four point nine percent today imagine what unlimited two percent cashback could do for your business see capital one dot com for details. What's in your wallet this is marketplace I'm Kai Ryssdal Jay and by capital one with the spark cashcard from capital one you earn unlimited two percent cashback on all of your business purchases think about it unlimited two percent cashback we recently asked what's going on with this economy so how do these two concepts work together first of all the basics the repo market with the housing news to the counter and you're wearing your fancy shoes you need to deposit your shoes at that counter and they'll give you bowling shoes that you can borrow you pay a small fee to do that but they have juror of Goldman Sachs I used to be the head of our repo trading desk reba trades are a regular part of doing business for Goldman Sachs and all the rest short-term loans used to pay for daily owner of farm girl flowers in San Francisco she earned one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars in cash back last year with her spark card and then she used that money to invest in digital marketing for this next installment of our series kyw explains where we take things really slow to figure out what's really going on Hey Hey Chi Chi Chi three there were five hundred twenty six points nine tenths percent twenty nine nineteen on that index apple polished up one and a tenth percent today not by Intercom there's no room for idle chat in business so if email is your only moneymaker make room for something new intercom intercom is the only business messenger nations more than a trillion dollars moves through the repo market every day and part of the New York's Fed job is keeping an eye on things making sure all that money keeps moving like it's supposed to is the foundation of the financial markets it's really the plumbing of the system that underlies movements of cash and collateral Hammock is now the global I promise that they will repurchase those treasuries the next day repurchase repo get it think about it as if you were going bowling okay you'd walk out national market that is anybody got a bunch of cash to lend overnight the bowling shoes are cash or reserves your shoes the ones who trade in my shoes in a repo trade one financial institution in need of quick cash essentially sell something to another institution treasury bonds most often with people who run the bowling alley realized a few things first of all and most importantly the issues that people are giving us as collateral for the bowling shoes read your treasuries your shoes if I need to make payroll I can't make that with treasuries I make that with cash so to the bowling alley we go the bowling alley is the finance are the collateral or in this case the Treasury's though I'm putting in and also the fee I pay to borrow those bowling shoes that's the rebel rate okay putting billions of dollars into something called the Repo Market Repo is sort of a wacky but a critical part of the financial system essential for keeping money living in this economy and the reason we bring it up is that until last month the New York Fed hadn't intervened and the repo market in a big way since the financial crisis that is the key there are a couple of theories it was getting close to the end of the quarter banks had a lot going on taxes were due which meant that too many banks needed cash bowling shoes at so those are the basics what happened was that last month mid September or so at this bowling alley that we call the financial markets there was a rush on bowling shoes why all gave a speech in Denver yesterday and as happens basically all the time the federal has words were closely parked in particular what he said about the Federal Reserve Bank of New York system there is so overwhelmed that state lawmakers voted to privatize it earlier this year and child advocates are suing the state for failing to protect kids from abuse and neglect our podcast metric says is not that what we're seeing happening in repo markets now is very different than what happened repo markets in two thousand eight during the financial thousands of communities in every state it's a health care crisis it's a crime and punishment crisis and in West Virginia in particular it's a foster care crisis to the thus a financial crisis was born that was two thousand eight which again is not this this is really very different than than eleven years ago in two thousand eight will bring in their shoes and the quality of all the shoes they're giving they just said you know what we're not giving out any bowling shoes right now until we see better collateral the repo market ground to a halt and meantime and so suddenly people are paying higher and higher prices to borrow the shoes because they really WanNa bowl that night the repo rate the fee remember that I paid a bar the shoes that is essentially lending bowling shoes in the marketplace Andrew Metric is a professor of finance at the Yale School of Management who as it happens studies financial crises and this WHO's they weren't worth anything and once they started thinking about that and they realized there's not enough people sitting around can actually evaluate the credit worthiness of all these jumped from around two percent at the beginning of September two more than eight percent on September seventeenth and that is when the New York Fed said no no no we got the basis we ran Beth hammocks bowling analogy past him? I think it's a good one it is isn't it in the financial crisis basically all of a sudden the uncertain our has spent more than a year covering opioids and today is part of that work we go inside West Virginia's Foster Care System West Virginia public broadcasting's Roxie Todd issues as collateral against the bowling shoes they've given you rolling with the analogy then Your Financial Institution Bank Hedge Fund whatever that needs some short term cash if these cases involve a parent who struggles with addiction as a judge tablet decides which children's stay in foster care and which ones are reunited with their birth services calls looking for family she's the one who picks up the phone day and night I'm sure that those workers have been working all day grandparents but if no relatives take them they turned to a foster care agency like the Children's Home Society Charleston on a Friday afternoon of donated baby clothes car seats and Toys Burnett Trains and overseas about thirty foster families and Kanawha County and win child often scrambling in a frenzy trying to find someone who will take a child even just for the weekend every spare inch of their building is filled with piles the phones are ringing off the hook this Charlotte Charlotte Burnett is a social worker on this day Burnett and her staffer quality of the shoes was in question now there just aren't enough shoes to go round which is why the Fed got involved there's all kinds of things to be worried about in the economy right now but this almost seventy percent in six years spending has gone up to the state estimates the state and federal government will spend more than three hundred and thirty million is

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