19 Episode results for "Jim Brock"

Hank Azaria and Sheena Datt

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

40:45 min | 4 months ago

Hank Azaria and Sheena Datt

"Hello and welcome to south beach sessions. I am dan libertad and this is a different sort of south beach session. That we're doing today and we'll have a few different ones in the coming weeks and months as we introduce you by way of announcement to some of the people who are becoming an friends. Some of the people who are joining metal arc media some of the people who after enduring the turbulence at disney at the end with. Espn really rushed. Like friends. To our support creatively and actually so our first announcement at metal arc media. I find myself getting nervous. It's funny it doesn't happen very often. Anymore is hankins. Area is going to join our team as jim brock meyer. And he's bringing with him. Sheena dot a writer for brock meyer. Who will be his co host on a podcast that will serve as our first announcement at metal arc media as part of labrador and friend. Jim brock is going to be doing a podcast with us. We're going to as i said in weeks and months more announcements but we like the symbolism of this one friend who is a creative sort of about sports not about sports. His character loves to urinate on the cathedrals in sports. He's a bald crazy character. If you do not know who is a product of hankins area. Who has done a lot of work over the years as a lot of characters. And i don't know if this is your proudest work as the voice actor of our time on the simpsons but this was your love project brock myron. You're now continuing it with us and joining us now. So i'm thrilled. That you are with us and i'm sorry that yemen and i'm sorry that i got nervous but i really want the people to know how much your support hank has meant to us during this time because it was a turbulent time and i'm just curious join us what you were seeing from over there as you decided. Hey i want to join these guys. Want to help them. I want to do projects with them. First of all. Thank you for introducing me while using the word urinate really appreciate that. Thanks for teen me up that way. And i'm going to truck that up to party or nervousness I'm just glad it wasn't any worse as anything that you feel. Defecated upon of this. But i loved that. We're doing this together. And i loved that we get to work together and and create something. That is something of great pride to you. Yeah me too yes The brought the character brag marin the brock maher's show is. I think my favorite thing i've ever done. I think it was the only thing. I've developed for television. That actually worked let alone. I mean i mean went past four episodes. It's what i mean by worked. Let alone was creatively like. It actually exceeded my expectations. Everything did before way under neath expectations. And then over the years in promoting ed and doing appearances as jim. Brock meyer I really enjoyed that getting to know you get into a lot of sports. Casters guys like dan patrick. Rich eisen was already a friend of mine. Bob costas joe bach. Who is in the show. It's sort of entree into the world of all you guys which i really really love. I think in my in my middle age. I think even more than sports itself is guys who talk about sports of which brock mars one and but comedic louis and spiritually in every logistically Doing your show over. The years has been my favorite place. You guys sorta got it more than anyone else gave me. The most room to go insane is jim brock. Meyer would like let me have the mic on your radio show for like hours so when you wanted to do this i mean you keep saying break kindly like that it helps you out and you love it but actually it's perfect home for the jim brock. Meyer podcast was our good fortune. So thank you hank. Can hank's going to be doing. I think i can say this. You're gonna be doing the late night circuit as jim. Brock meyer correct. How much do you want to tell them about what they're going to get right now while the going on as myself on these shows like colbert. Seth meyers stuff. But we'll be talking about what we're doing here with you guys and yeah we got. It seemed a natural the jim. Brock blackmar podcast. Because doing appearances. Like i did on your show. All i do really or when i make football picks for you guys or when i used to do it with with rich is at the nfl network way back when before it was even a tv show is just you know we we write ridiculous stuff for brock meyer to talk about based on sports that week or that month or whatever so it seemed really easy just to. It's what i was doing anyway. When i would make appearances on your show like you would say what you really thought about the nfl that we can jim brock. Meyer would say his insane things about it so it just reverse it now instead of it being on your show you now come on my show in the same thing happens so we start off with charles barkley. Then we're going to have mix of actors and broadcast love ben stiller and don cheadle. We'll have joe. Bach will have rich eisen. Dan patrick i think colin coward is gonna join us jemele hill joy taylor leaving somebody out but we'll be having really. Oh steve cohen. The new owner of the mets which as a met fan makes my heart sing so then she knows she knew dodd. Who's who as you mentioned. We've been working together for years. You've been writing on brock. Mar the last couple of years. And now she's gone off on her own done her her own producing and she's going to be joining me as my coast and And she's a natural for this because all we do is sit around and talk talk. Sports have time anyway. We have a good comedic back and forth so she know yet. You're joining us. Yes thank you guys. I am excited to be here. I was a writer on brock. Meyer though for the podcast. We have a fantastically talented writer. Named dave thomasson so good. He is so good i i'm so envious of his ability to write funny. It's the hardest thing you guys know this right. You guys know in what it is that you guys do in hollywood. The hardest thing is to be able to write the funny and then obviously everything after that is bringing it to life but it's so damn hard and he makes it look so easy at the intersection of sports and funny i think is one of the hardest. I think dave does. It's so flawlessly So that is very exciting for our partnership. But yeah i mean mostly me and hank just sit around and i make fun of him for like the mets so now i just get to make fun of his alter ego for liking the mets. For those of you who are not familiar with the brock meyer character. Let's say you have not gotten it on hulu. It's four seasons. It's very underrated comedy. Hugely ri- bald something. I wish that. Espn had done but disney doesn't really do this kind of dark brock. Meyer was a troubled person who you guys were on the edge. It's a it is about as dirty as comedies. Go these days right in terms of descending right into the darkness and taking all the liberties and freedom that come with modern day streaming on hulu sex drugs and alcohol through the lens of sports caster who talks like this will give you the count as. He's you know dirty talk. This way we'll dirty. Token is roy's and brandon. Finger goes into brock myers eastern and he is into the fastball. San makes room. Real tight butler. So yeah we kinda started from there. the premise is guys. Who announced this way. Do they always talk this way to the talk. This way their realized the talk this way when the have sex when the doing drugs when the wasted out their minds answer is yes to do. You also can say whatever the hell you want on the air as long as give count ant man. Oh man. I spent the better part of last evening with several hookers about of eight ball of blows. Johnson was one the dirt so we started there which was scheduled on. Funnier die years ago. Which is the dan. Patrick andro participated and it was kind of a mockumentary and then the first writer. We were fortunate enough to hook up with joel george cooper. He came in and we went created a series when we created the show and he saw depth and alcoholism in reality darkness and brock. Meyer is a metaphor for aging white men in our society and how baseball is the same thing. And they're both becoming and i'm such an aging white man myself. I'm like why did you write all this stuff about how baseball you don't know baseball's dying you unbelievably old white man. I'm like oh what is what do you mean today. Don't enjoy the baseball. And so which is really true. And so then he saw all these themes and darkness and razor sharp stuff in it. That i never did. I wish i would have been happy. Just to make a sophomoric silly comedy which it is but then it had all this. So hank i had no idea that you didn't realize that he was going. He was really taking a hatchet to the sports thing she. When you got onto the writing staff that stunning to hear hank that they took your character and symbolically turned it into something even bigger than that. And i'm stunned to hear that you didn't realize that that was happening at the very beginning. Not only did not realize that baseball was dying in that was going to be a theme of the show a major theme of the show. But i didn't even i all i cared about. That first. season was the scripts believable. And are they funny. Do i buy it and make sense in the actually funny and we're going at like nine billion miles. An hour they gave is about twelve bucks to make all eight episodes and so first day on the set. So i'm like so happy. Got decent scripts and we. We got our locations. Were shooting and Do the i take. I'm pretty happy with it. I got mine with the beautiful amand appeared at the bar. And we're i don't know we're talking about being pregnant or whatever we were talking about. And i feel good. I deliver the lines. And i'm like we got to move on. I mean we don't have a ton of time. Here said all the words let's go next scene and the director comes in britain. Brilliant guy named kirkby british guy who directed the pilot of fleabag as well which i think. We have a similar tone to. This kind of edgy. But tim had directed it and so he came in after the first egg and he was like. Might you know it was good. It was all right but you know this tremendous pain. This characters can nothing but pain. You know everything was stories about is painful and awful and dark in you know. This is true misery so put that into your performance. I'm like what he's right. Actually i had to like on the day ahead like rethink it and realize men were. This is a comedy but it's best played for real and with awareness of the the deep dark suffering that was underneath all of it which remain that way through all four years of the show and you know still managed to be really funny. Thanks to joel and amanda and sheena and everybody and joel and everybody else connected with it so yeah please on if anybody of your audience or anybody listening to this hasn't Seen the show. Please watch it on. Hulu i i promise you. It's a really good show. It's a really smart show. It's a really layered show she now. How did all of that look from your perspective to see that. Hank was treating it. Because you're doing whatever. It is seventeen days of shooting. You're going a million miles an hour. And hank is trying to just get through it. As opposed to feeling the actual pain of this spoof fool brock meyer and your experiencing all of that. How well it's interesting because you know. Hank is such a good actor whether or not. He's being dumb. He's always bringing some depth to it but it's funny to hear him say that because for me what i always loved about. Brock meyer was one. It's it's not the typical like he said it's it's an old white guy who's trying to figure out what his places in a world. That doesn't really have a place for him anymore but he's not doing it with anger. It's not a show that lashes out at the idea of cancel culture. It's a show about a guy who who believes in The young people around him who wants to support them and who wants to participate in the world that he's in and it's such a refreshing thing to see in sports. It's a little bit. Like the dan levitan brand in that. Sometimes when you know if you're not an old white guy which i'm not you have to sort of navigate your way through In the sports world are in any world what what is going to come back out at you. And with brock meyer. It's it's him. Appreciating everybody around him but just internally always imploding and it's hilarious and also heartbreak to watch so hank how much as you're reading the rewriting and your getting this directors influence and allowing him to influence. How much did brock. Meyer change from what you originally imagined that it was going to be when you start you step foot on what you're about to embark on or even before that when you're dreaming of it. How much different was the end product. Well we had. I developed it as a movie script which got a green light like we were gonna make in fact we were six weeks or five weeks into prepping it down in baton rouge and the lost our financing four days before shooting to the tune of six hundred thousand dollars and funnier di was kind enough to kind of absorb that still believe in it. Let us retool it into a tv show pitch which we realize is probably better anyway to have the time to tell a story like this and so but that first season brock. Meyer kinda reflected. More of what i saw it as at least the first two thirds of that or you know of that season Where it was this just kind of an excuse. I kinda saw it as an omar's too old great sports movies gritty sports movies. Like slapshot like the bad news bears his movies from the seventies that were had a real realism and a real soul. And like i said a grittiness a hard great performances and great writing and we're pretty dirty you know and pretty I thought of your character as a modernized walter matthau fifty years later dirty as possible. I thought of your character. The bad news bears manager. Who was a drunk. I thought you were making him the worst possible version of that in in baseball. Yes but a maker. I think his name was put america. Yeah that's very much. We were trump. What we're trying to do and then you know what jol sawn it. Was this genuine looking. I mean like for example bears acknowledges that butter maker. Welcome athas character is a drunk but doesn't kind of get underneath there like what's making him drink like why's he so miserable you know but and brock mired stars does that you know kind of gets at that not to mention the the romance that he created which is really the heart of the show. This love story between amanda to character who owns the minor league team that brought meyer first starts his comeback into baseball with it. Such an original lovely romantic while being completely un Sappy on saccharin unsentimental. A take on that so all that was all joel like all that like human Insight which then seasons two three and four and also jolson like. I was so happy with season. One on mike. Let's just keep doing that right. You found a formula in tv. That works in his fun. You can never do that but joe was like nope we did that. Let's try some new season to mike. Are you crazy. You're going to just throw. But his you know much lake Was a sports analogy. You know ballot check th roses game playing out every week and just adjusted to whoever's playing joel's like the equivalent writers note. We did that. We gotta keep pushing it or we die and he pulled it off every year. She now when you watch the brock meyer character. What is it that appeals to you about him and tell us your story and how it is. You arrived here how it is that you became a writer on the show. And what drew you to the show. So i'll start with the first question. The brock meyer character You know hanko says one is his favorite The way that it was set up with that sort of sports story and pushing forward season two has always been my favorite. It's this interesting story between jim brock. Meyer and his producing partner charles. Who is played by tyrel jackson williams and sort of you know their platonic. Friendship love as they try and navigate the world together even though they have absolutely nothing in common and i have always said that me and hank are jim and charles. So that's that's sort of how we we've known each other for many years. I was a production coordinator on his web series. Fatherhood and With this this show runner actually invited me to come be on staff and i i started writing on it season two right when we did that story line and it appeals to me just to see you know with all the different relationships you have in your life. People who are trying to figure out what their places in their own world and in your world and to people who don't seem like they would have anything in common but who actually become very dear friends I think that's that's been something. That's very appealing to me about. Brock myers the who he is. As a person is someone who no matter how drunk he gets. 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Offer to save seventy five dollars on your starter kit candid. Co dot com slash beach code. Beach jim i think this character of rock. Meyer is so rich and the idea of being able to do this on audio without video has the potential to be some really strong work that this character lends itself to this form. Yeah you know first of all you just call me. Jim which i think is a compliment. I mean i'm actually hang but that's fine. I feel like jim. A big part of me is jim and what happened. Over the years in promoting the show we go on shows like yours as jim brock meyer and we found. It was such a natural because baked right into the character. Brock myers is brutal honesty. He was a mean called brutal brock. Meyer because he goes on the air and a blackout truck and tells the truth about walking on his wife you know having sex with his neighbor. And that's what gets him fired thrown out of baseball. And so this idea of being cutting through all the bullshit. And just telling the truth about sports pudding celebrities or sports casts broadcasters on the spot talking about their personal lives. We thought it might be a fun way to promote the show and go on sports talk shows and it was so much funnier and beyond successful than we thought and so much easier to do than we thought that we're like this is a natural for a podcast. I knew it would work. Like i knew it would just be hilarious and fun and as we were creating the podcast dave thomas in our writer and and she and i were brainstorming. They had all these ideas. I'm like guys. This all sounds great but i promise you all we need to do is get a real sportscaster talk about issues in sports in a very real way and just have brock meyer ready to say whatever insane things he wants to honestly say about it and it'll work and we only are we. We did it. We did one with you. Dan as kind of a test case. And it's one of my favorite things i've ever done. You know in the in the radio world in the sports world and we did was god's and that was like equally as fun and our first official podcast charles barkley we which you were kind enough to wrangle for us and man. That was just insane. I mean charles goes on and on and on as you know Enjoys The sound of his own voice and also as no problem going going into whatever insane corner of his life and there are many that that you want to go into and he's real match for jim brock. Meyer and then. I think maybe the only person more brutally honest and more sane than jim. Brock maher is charles barkley and so that was a really fun. kickoff and You know. I think our second ones ben stiller and then bring rich eisen and joe buck in and others but it really is natural. It's fun to sit there as jim. Brock myron just be brutally honest with people. Put them on the spot and then make fun of them. It's great she knew you were really fan. Girling with charles barkley. I expected a professional deadpan. Radio host there to support her co host hankers area. Jim brock meyer. But instead you were just fan girl and because you are all excited that charles had dane. It's not supposed to work that way. You guys aren't supposed to respect anything in sports. This is what happened to cornheiser. Dennis miller on monday night football. They couldn't bring their comedy chops to it because they got to starstruck. I think it's just it's always such a breath of fresh air to talk to someone. That isn't jim brock. Meyer that you know you you just latch onto whatever you can. How dare you. How dare you I i had a little bit of a man crush on charles's well you know. Sitting there was hard times. I was glad i had my brock meyer. You know nonsense prepared otherwise like that's great. Charles you've great. Yeah i don't know if this is going to make the edit but he did invite us to his new year's party and we are going once no do you guys. That's not right that's not you guys are just gonna these great This grant access and then you're going to run off with somebody else after we've established the brock myer brand in this audio sphere. What you guys wanting to do with the advancement of the story right because you guys through four seasons brock meyer came to its natural end. You concluded brock meyer. You said hank as much as you love the project you were ready for it to be finished it ran. It's creative course right. You told the story you wanted to tell. Yeah but it's a character. I do love and and this sort of is best of both worlds for me because we've told this story and it was a pretty was very funny but pretty heart wrenching one as well in many ways so this is just kind of the fun sophomoric side of the character and in the show in season two he actually does host a podcast So it's kind of life imitating art imitating life imitating art and when we did that in the show we got a lot of people really really thought it was real like where can actually find that. You brock meyer podcast and we're like that's kind of good idea and like i say i'm not kidding. You know i think. As as lifelong jets. Mets knicks fan. Sports has become less about actually watching the games and more about analyzing how my teams suck analyzing men like you talk about why and how my team suck which is more compelling for me at this point because i have no choice have like stockholm syndrome with these teams. So you know being a part of that world real. I get a huge charge out of an excuse to bring you know the men and women i love in. Who do this for a living is very very fun for me away dema to pay comedic ammash to it. I love it. Who were some of the actors from this world joe. Buck was a natural right. He just fit right in you guys. I don't know how much acting experience he actually has. But you guys just brought him in. You're doing whatever. It is twenty two days of filming as many episodes as you can and he flies in and he crushes it immediately. No problem prodigy unbelievable. I mean i've told the story so many times. She knew joe bucks acting chops from your point of view. I mean yeah. It's i don't know what to say. I mean he came on set. I think season one he flew in for maybe half a day because the schedule kept changing and he was so funny it. Was you know as her first season were. We were worried about Whether or not the sports casting pieces we're going to be hard to get because you know there's broadcasting and acting are two different ballgames but He's so funny. He's so great. He came back for season two And we actually had to do a video conference. He was originally written to be there but his schedule changes a lot. And so we had a video conference in and sort of poked fun at the fact that he had to video conference in in the script And then i think he came back every year right. I mean he was just so funny. We just kept having your was in every season. Yeah and we had originally written his stuff to be easily cut in case he couldn't act. You know which was a decent chance right sportscaster And then we even thought maybe we're making mistake. Maybe we should just have joe buck type and cast it so that it's joe buck he's willing to do it. Let's at least role these days from take one. He was so brilliant he was better in meat than me in some scenes like almost too good and it was amazing. Like if the guy wanted to act he absolutely no question about it could. He was so great as the character. And i loved that as a riff. You having a feud a rivalry. What was the best of the rivalry. With joe bach. Because one of the things that it dawned on me as i was watching what your guest list was when you put it together met owner and really people might be hearing this. And they're like really. We're gonna go from barkley and stiller in cheadle to just descending into the sports gas bags but there's something about those guys that you specifically want to play with because they're actors and there you've chosen dan. Patrick you've chosen colin cowherd. You've chosen rich eisen. You've chosen these guys who somewhere. You're trying to mind the joe buck. You're even going to have joe buck on himself right. That is correct. Yeah now well you know. Rich is an old old friend of mine. And it's a really hilarious guy. Dan we all know how funny dan is. He's awesome and and rich and dan and joe were in the funny or die short from the beginning and they. They knocked it out out of the park. I didn't know you. Then danner ask you but and You know some are better at it than others. But there's another reason why. I'm excited about this concept because even even if somebody just plays it straight even if a guy comes on really dry just with their sports takes we have stuff ready as brought in fact it might even funnier his rog. Meyer will really just kinda lay into them for being who they are and brock mars ready with his own insane takes on what's going on so you know it's kind of all good and then but the more playful it gets the more fun that is too so i you know it's it's also talking about the sports that weaker sports issues that week it becomes a window into society much. Like it's another reason why it's a natural fit for your network and what you're doing and why it always went the best on your show out all played really well on dan show or unwritten show or elsewhere on on on your network or wherever. You want to say it with you guys. It really went to best because you got it on a very fundamental level and a new how to play along and honestly really it. Was that success. Partly why i wanted to do it on your new venture here is because we do. Oh even the developing of of of this character as as a a radio sports caster has a lot to do with what we did with you guys really getting to the comedy of that in that way happened a lot on your on your sat. She no one of the things. I'm excited about and someone who appreciates comedy. I'm curious the funnier die. Sensibilities that he's talking about the things that make this a special character. Hank is uniquely qualified as a talent and because of his love of this character and because he can be the puke broadcaster to do in this space. The anchorman ron burgundy stuff. That will ferrell was doing to do some of the stuff. That funny or die helped birth. Like i just loved the idea of hank being able to play in that space with this specific character because the more awkward. It gets the better. It's going to get because it's going to be a combination of funnier die in between two ferns. Yeah no i mean i. I don't wanna talk too much about our first episode because everyone should listen to it but that the mixture of comedy and also the genuineness that hank brings jim brock. Meyer makes for such a fascinating interview. I mean we talk about charles and he has his own fair share of stories. And you know you get a lot of comedy out of it but you know you about to be arrested. Yeah we might wanna wait. They're coming for me guys. They're coming for me. Hang you're gonna have to finish the story. I'll take over for shooter who's either going to be arrested or taken to the hospital very shortly The yeah with it's a little different with everybody. But because brock mart is a host himself. And i'm pretty good at that and pretty good doing it as jim and then ready with my own like all good comedy hosts you want to be ready with your own crap. Like you know when. Seth meyers are called bear. Has anybody on you know. They don't have to be particularly entertaining. It helps but you know they're ready to to to make fun of what's happening. If need be with charles barkley. He's got so many genuinely insane stories that some of it became just a real interview. Where like charles. Which is sharing absolutely insane stuff in a lot of detail. And we're with you and i we sort of had more of a theme of what we're going for. They're kind of like Looking at disney through a certain lens and brock my kind of dragging you through that crazy mud. With with joe bach. I'm sure it'll be much more. It'll feel much more like two guys who much more like a full buster. Only podcast where we're talking about baseball and yet there's something very very strange going on here with everybody. It's brock meyer like between two ferns. And it's an excuse for tee off on people for one reason or another and it pretty brutally honest way and i think also that through the comedy style of the interview. You get to ask questions that normally. You couldn't really ask on something more serious and through the humor. You actually get to interesting stuff. I mean obviously with a guy like joe buck. There's so much we could ask him around his reputation and you know how people talk about him and stuff through comedy that actually it gets really interesting answers that you might not here. Yeah charles for example relented questions. We asked him only brock. Meyer would have the balls to ask it even things like the round mound rebound. What do you like that. do you hate that. He knew what's with that nickname and he actually had a lot to say about it. Which i wouldn't have ever had the balls to ask him. I mean maybe you did dan over the years. I don't know don't give away too much. There's news in that podcast. He revealed very casually something. I've never heard before. I'm not gonna tell the audience right now. I'll tell you guys off air because you guys might be too close to it to have realized he breaks news on your podcast. There's something on here. The people are going to be like whoa. I didn't know that at all. But i'm very excited to have these two people as a part of this particular project as it spoofs sports in a very smart and crass way in a way that fits with the things that metal arc media's going to aspire to be in a thing that feels symbolic to me because as part of libertad and friends. You mentioned the stuff going on with us and disney brock. Meyer during our last few days. Espn in the shadows of the podcast world. Under the noses of the corporate overlord. We had at the expense of our employers. Jim brock meyer came on and interviewed me in podcast form and buried me under sort of disney shackles. And i'm curious from your vantage points. Our end at espn disney. What did you guys see because very symbolically you guys came and rush to sort of support. The things that were about in this venture that starts now spiritually with you guys as the first announcement for what and friends is going to be. Yeah and that. Was it another crazy thing about this. Where life started imitating art started imitating life started imitating art. Like it got very organic. I mean the way. Brock meyer kind of grew up on your show and the way he spoke you i would come into your radio show your podcast. Then all of a sudden you you're having some real issues over there your network and then talking to brock. Meyer became a way to kind of address. That stuff in a really funny honest way and you kind of discovered how brock meyer could say stuff that you can't and Certainly that i wouldn't either. You know it was so funny too. And here's an example. Like we had this on social media for a while as i was doing a campaign to see if brock meyer could maybe get an emmy nomination which we failed miserably at but Tweet brock mayer. Sometimes you know we had this these brock meyer lines ready to go and i was like you know. Let me let me tweet this one as myself. Because it's kind of a funny line. I think it was about the pittsburgh. Pirates something about literal such innocuous like baseball take on how the pirates their attendance isn't so great. You know what i mean. Something that brought meyer said it. You'd say wise brock being so g. rated today. What's that who cares. i said it. I can't tell you the twitter vitriol. That came my way that i dared to say something about pirates attendance at baseball games as wow man stuff. I can't even get near brock mortgages. I've no had anybody complain about a horrible things. You're pro jim. Brock myers said whereas i can touch it. So yeah. that's another big thing with this. You guys kind of think that this show. And i agree with you. It's a bit criminally underrated correct. Because i want to resuscitate that twitter account hank you should be tweeting. His brock meyer. You can absolutely play with the spoof. You can grow that twitter account very quickly the ribald broadcaster in two thousand and twenty one. Hank you had to have been amazed. We talked about this. What happened with that. Cincinnati reds broadcaster brennaman. What happened with him in the middle of the pandemic where he's calling the game and it feels like he has to stop to respect the count and the game situation that was brought myer fiction. That is sports very often producing the art. That this show is going to be built around. Yeah i mean we pride. Our production companies called how to pictures and the reason why it's called. That is add a conversation years ago. Maybe twenty five years ago with the late. Great gene siskel member the film critic gene siskel were chatting film. One day in we were in hawaii. Our enemy why. We played tennis with each other. He was a very good tennis player. I might add and He we were talking about. How certain films certain Movies have such a realism to them emotionally. And otherwise that he and his partner. Roger ebert called them how to pictures because you could practically learn how to do something by watching the film. That's how that's realistic. They were and i always love that in movies when you get a real You can just feel how real it is. And they don't cheat too much either with the story of the emotional truth or with the logistical truth of it. So those are my favorite kinds of stories to tell. And that's where i wanted. The production company called. How pictures. Because i wanted to have that level of truth telling in stories and brock. Meyer was absolutely That so that's what we aspire to anyway so to be able to Have a character that tells that level of truth and You know have a show. That did that as well. And the you by the way the show under watched because we were sort of buried in an an eye on the independent film channel when they got caught going to hulu instead a netflix of kinds of business reasons why we got a little bit buried but but critically it went beyond my wildest expectations. I mean we were really smart show. It is a great show. And i'm proud to have the brock myer brand associated with anything that we're doing around here so to sheena to hank. I'm very excited about what you guys are starting to make here and i'm thrilled that you're doing it with us. So thank you for joining us on this part. The first part of this journey in thank you dan. I wouldn't be a conversation that we had jim. Brock minded. Insult you in some way so you weren't colorful hat in front of you very colorful set and the size of your head is so you know. It's just so large that i can't tell where your head stops and the background behind you begins. It seems just all one just like some. I don't know some giant billboard. That's become your hit.

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Best Of The REShow: Hour 3 (01-01-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

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Best Of The REShow: Hour 3 (01-01-19)

"Orig- is on demand. Your show your schedule. Fifteen minutes after ball dot com. Check out the casts at richeisenshow dot com. Hour number three of the rich Eisen show is on the air. We've already had a great chat with Kobe Bryant in our number one hour number two Michelle Beedle joined us here on the program, and our number three is going to be just as fun and special and not just saying that because one of my favorite guests and humans to my right. He is the star. If you will of IFC's Brock Meyer, executive producer and the man behind the myth the legend if you will in the jacket Brock Meyer returning to see in season number two premiering on April, the twenty fifth Hank Zahra. Good to see you sir to be here. Rich owes a lovely introduction. Thank you. Also promote for a second. Also, binge watch and stream season one on Hulu as we speak. Go down a Brockman aware home. Exactly. If you like is that right? It's a fun wormhole, by the way that would be a great fantasy team name, by the way, my wormhole rock Myers wormhole and might go at that. Yeah. What are you are you doing any fantasy anymore or what I am down to one team that I share with my lovely, my lovely business partner. Sheena? Okay. She does most work, and I take it. Yeah. She's my now my producing partner, I did not should began as my humble assistant, and is now producing that you could grow in the Hankas area orbit. Marry place. Only because I know you're out you're out of fantasy league that you create that we used to all be together. Yeah. You cut back. Well, I didn't get invite this year. So I sorta like, I guess that's what's happening. You know, you saying it's not you. It's me. Yeah. The commissioner. Decision was made in some back room some cigars. Bowery cut him out for come on. Hank realized said that you. Nobody would let me out which is true at L camp. Buddies, my old LA buddies and have my New York, friends and other guys need to cut cut back because it's too much time and everybody got pretty upset. And then everybody threw me out. And now, I just just got one. Now, just with it's interesting that you're you're now, you're now just gets you're concord Leoni at the end of godfather to right? You're you're isolated. You're just you're just isolated. You're in. Michael. Yeah. Which Corleone are you talking about your like your selected in your fantasy world? It's don't ask me about my business. The Mets man you got to be old a minute. You're either ecstatic or you're thinking that this is setting up some form of September October trap door having both, of course. It might be news. You're my phone making music. Yes. Okay. Well, some music video popped up. What what was not sent drummer and still wet Barry stuff that you. You're watching watching this current incarnation American idol enjoying. Yes. But more importantly, the Mets has all Mets fans. I am a combination as a met fan. You learn to enjoy while things are good which very rare and to completely expect destruction around the corner. And usually write a stat on ESPN say span here on the mother Shifter's Dan liked to call it. Yes. In the wildcard ear like the last twenty five years like ten teams have started eleven one as the Mets did and out of those ten like seven missed the playoffs and three were out in the first round to leave it to a met fan to find the nugget of depression that hold onto that. But it's best to manage speculation nugget that I saw on the flip side. But it also does speak to the difficulty that they've had more often than not is that this past week was the first time that they had. Syndergaard degrom, Harvey mats and Wheeler all lined up to start. Yeah. And they all made their appointed starts. Yes. It's the first time that ever. Yeah. And for those you playing at home into or fortune of not to be met fans that was supposed to be like the the power five the young arms hanging that right? Yes. And everyone's been heard or lost their minds and one way or another, and there's the that was only accidental link. Jason Vargas who they picked up got hurt because they sent back down to the monitors. You had a terrible end of his spring. Meanwhile, his start was Brill. He had the best start of all. So go figure this stuff. Not as good as Bartolo right last night, the X met we'll get to later. Jim Brock Mars out to talk about that. Okay. He's very. Yes. But they're actually the starting pitching has been good. Not great. But I think what what I as even as a doom saying met fan Mickey Callaway, and Dave island feel real the way they can nurture the pitchers and and actually manage the bullpen feels like you can actually count on that. However else the season goes. So you're feeling good. In other words, as good as fan can feel mess you unless it's nineteen eighty six, you know, in the ball has just rolled between Bill Buckner leg have you? Because I know you are social media savvy and active have you seen Hernandez joined Twitter have you seen Keith? No key. This on Twitter is now he's tweeting tag mustache, always tweeting pictures of his cat. Yes. And he's using all of us eighty characters his paragraphs on Twitter. Yeah. About what is Kat? It's all kinds of having dinner with us on Twitter like I can say whatever I want on the screen there. Don't worry Haji. Daddy will be home tonight. Yes. That's what he tweeted out. You think there is this him? Or is this his team? It's think. I think internet does just proud of his kitty Jim Brock Myers going to interview. I'm not kidding Keith Hernandez in may next month. I think he's got a new book that's coming. That's what it is going to book coming out. He's getting ahead of that with social media can promote the book Brock Meyer. Keith Hernandez is a heck of a summit. His here's one thirty three minutes ago. I'll be supporting my Thomas Jefferson overcoat tonight. I bought that coat after the eighty six World Series. I noticed it undisposed for weeks prior to small men's clothing store near the plaza hotel when we won I figured I was getting his nice winning chair. So I treated, myself and pounced. There you go. This is terrible. Three asleep. I fell asleep woke up till linking sleep train in in. The course of that. So this at me, and you don't have Thomas Jefferson overcoat. Well, we all have Thomas. Oh, speaking of Mickey Callaway I had scheduled today at noon. This is three hours ago. I scheduled today at noon city field commercial shoot for Newark Lauda with their new manager Mickey Callaway, but alas even this ugly spring has descended upon this task postponed to include weather, strike, a familiar sound see tonight. It's pouring all morning here. You see this is they shouldn't have increased it the one hundred forty characters they shouldn't have increased that you didn't think that one of the greats in Mets history would ever use Twitter's, traffic and weather together updates on. Hates look quite got the hang. Yeah. It's supposed to be consecutive tweets about the rain today. He's bored. It's him. Hanks's area here in the rich Eisen show. Jim Brock Mayer come out here. Like, if my mom were tweeting, this is what would come out. But anyway, go ahead. If your mom also raked is a left handed hitter one of the defensive with. Mom did color commentating for the Mets whatever they quoted as guess pan games or Mahjong game. My mother. This is the kind of thing she would supplement that career with. Who do you want as the jets quarterback? Well, Richard druthers Hank third overall who do you want? I would go I not just because I heard your your rant earlier. I would go take it's take I was rant. Really now. I don't know was it was a hot take people like to say in your business. I rat. Josh rosen. I like him. I mean, I'm Jewish guy from queens, you know, Jewish guy from Staten Island. So we like Josh Rosen. Let's let's just be open about it. But it's an interesting year. I can't remember where you have four arguably five really viable guys who we know. None of us know, what the ceiling where the bottom is gonna actually. But they seem like they all could really have genuine careers quarterbacks. That's a lot in one. Yes. And they all have genuine pros and cons. I think Josh Rosen be a good fit in New York. He could handle the media. And I like those things about him that some people criticize him over. I worry about is concussions and the one thing I'll say that. I do understand is that if you have other options as a human being, right, okay? If you can do other things literally when your head is getting pounded like that over and over again do at some point go, you know, it's not because I don't love the sport or not because I'm not dedicated and committed, but maybe for my health and for my sanity, I should go. Do those other things I can understand people worrying about that? So you're saying. In other words, that it would just be very jet like for them to use a third overall selection on the quarterback who becomes the first one to ever retire in the middle of his twenties because he's concerned about whether he'll be able to walk in his thirties and thanking his forties. Get berry, Sandra. Barry Sanders must have done, right. Where he went. It's enough. I'm just I don't I'm not enjoying it anymore. And I wanna preserve my hell. I just didn't get that from him. I I mean, obviously, you don't know what he's going to think about in his mid twenties. Because if he he knows that now, and he knows the risks now, and he's he's gotten his head beaten in figuratively already. Yeah. At UCLA, you'd think that maybe he would tap out of it. Now as opposed to maybe in the middle of it. I don't see that. I see guy who's going to be able to go to New York and understand as you point out the city and the fan base. Winning football games. It's easy to figure this out though, actually just came to me as sitting here with all this debate over who's gonna make it and what's the right pick. Because it's so obvious. What is it whoever Cleveland in the jets take will not make it and whoever anybody else takes? Well, interesting. Yeah. So history is on my side. Should I start the NFL draft coverage that way and a couple of Thursday's you on the as you both know that it'd probably correct? So, hey, everybody, welcome to the NFL draft here on NFL network and FOX we all know when the giants or second overall that's the future pro bowler picks one three and four smoke them. If he got him. We'll see and pick five Gimcrack Meyer one said, you know, if the patriots had selected Mark Sanchez he'd be Tom Brady. But as soon as he was in green and white he was destined to slam his head into his t- maiden. And and fumble the ball up somebody's. But on thanksgiving where no one was watching. Yeah. That's just that's the price of of having jets. On your home. And what do you what do you think? The Knicks should do at their head coaching position, Hank. I don't know, you know, I- lucky enough to be a celebrity rich is an end to sit lovely celebrity row where they treat us well over at the garden, which is still the greatest place to see a game. So are you are you treading lightly right now. No, are you treading genuinely love being at Nick games. Okay. And so as a fan, you sit there even as an idiot fame, and if you don't know anything, but you love the next. Here's what I would do if so my dear in your mind. What you would do? I have absolutely no idea Gandhi. Van Gundy, you want him back that would be fun. But what's the do you think that would be? I think Mark Jackson's awesome. I think I can even see David Blad case for him or fizz, Dale name is or Jay, right? If we'd be lucky enough, but. But whoever the coach would be I don't know. What would you? What would you do? What's the first priority with this team? It's a complete rebuild. Right. Can I fire the owner? No, okay. I may not fire. The you know that he he is he he is the he owns is my boss. He owns IFC. He owned. He is owner of AMC network. When many things he owns AMC network is an is an AFC. Oh, owns IFC that. Absolutely. Oh. Any sort of anti Dolan sentiment knows all at risk. Well, not the Simpsons the Simpsons is on a totally different different thing. But no, I. All I'm saying is I don't know. I'm sure there's a fix for the Knicks. I don't know what it is. And I truly appreciate how well we're treated at those games. And I love being there. And I appreciate Mr. dole and support you have JD mistreat shots greatest hits the his album. That's his that's his band. Right. I do not have those greatest hits. I don't have them. Do you want them? Yes. I do not, okay. Congrats on Brock Meyer. It's already been picked up for season three and four as well as three and four and we're about to get season two. Yeah. Fantastic. Yes. It drops. It drops on twenty fifth on the twentieth. Joe bucks birthday. And my birthdays that right? Yes. I did. Not know you enjoy up share birthday. Also, Al Pacino who we mentioned to not ready. Okay. And ella. Fitzgerald on Renee Zellweger all of US, April twenty fifth, but it's the most bizarre battle the network stars either. It'd be a great starting five. That's right. All you need is just Gabe Kaplan Howard Cosell at the Mike congrats, by the way, the the the the Brock Meyer coat is in the hall of fame. I heard in the bay stats right and museum. Jim Brock is gonna discuss that with you. I think when he comes out and tastic but true that's real he's and yet the whole thing. So we're it's an amazing with this become. Yeah. I'm so happy. You're happy. Brock my returns to to Jim Dolan's IFC coming up on April twenty fifth eight episodes of season number two. I know we'll turn it around Mr. Dolan. I have faith in the in the next. It's going to happen. That's yeah. I'm I'm with you. Anka's area here on the show at Hankas area on Twitter. So brought you have to run Brock Myers coming out next. Yeah. I gotta go but Jim Brock market takeover ago. I like that setup. Okay. Hank his area at thank you for being here on the show. We come back the great legend of the booth himself. Jim Brock Meyer who we've known since the days of the rich Eisen podcast hide the booze. If you have any do we have any out here? Fantastic. The drugs had the booze. Every okay, Jim Jim BRAC Meyer when we come back on the rich Eisen show podcast. One would like to congratulate Heather and Terry bro of the doctor and mrS Guinea pig podcast for the success of their latest book, the debris diet excited which was named one of the internet's most talked about diets of twenty eighteen I mean, I just feel like not excuse me language, bad. Good luck to your New Year's resolutions and get your health on with Dr and MRs Guinea pig every Tuesday on podcast one or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Hey listeners just wanted to take a minute to thank all of my great sponsors. And all of you. Great listeners for supporting this podcast. Certainly couldn't do this show without either of you. And I wanted to remind you that you can support my sponsors by going to my show page at podcast one dot com. Clicking on the support this podcast button. And there you'll see all of my wonderful sponsors that helped make this show possible. So thank you for downloading subscribing. And of course, supporting now back to the show. Welcome back to the rich Eisen show. He's been nothing, but an inspiration to a generation of broadcasters trying to be him trying to, you know, follow the Spiratou journey that he has taken to be the legend in the booth. Funnier die chronicled his life and times and career few years ago. And they're still doing it is that right? Oh, yeah. Okon? Well, now, it's blossomed into an AFC series season two already season three and four has been picked up because Jim Brock Meyer. The the great us here on the rich Eisen show. Good to see Jim good to see you rich as in and the boy went down when I first met you we recorded in a closet, and now we get this. We did we were in the closet that were brooms and cleaning materials and there. And now, we're at this lovely studio. It looks out onto an office park and Elsa to the big time. Congratulations to you. Well, no. And how has how has your career blossomed? How's everything worked for you? So far him those who might not know. I think you're you're setting me up to congratulate you and thank you, which honestly I'd like to do because it did all it started. Here appearing on your show, all those years, and my pleasure. Jim, you know, how it specifically went down was a clip of of an appearance on your show was playing at a gas station somewhere, which is how no that's how that's that's the majority of your ship. That's true is people watching against Asians. You're like, the you're probably if you see in this you probably watching at a gas station, you're like the shonda rhimes, petroleum-based entertainment. So congratulations on that. But apparently, this is true. And I have executive okay with China. Find was watching it a gas station. Trying to find a way to mute you which is with a lot of us go through, and when I appeared on the screen, and then he we I, you know, six months later, I'm giving the highest budget knife see history, I was which consists of a second Nichols. And the phone number of again in patches who doesn't have a camera, but he knows a guy with a camera and now the risks to the rest has been history. Thank you, rich. Now, I mentioned when when Anka's area was out here. Last segment handsome. There's there's. That there's now a display a Brock mar display in Cooperstown that area. I just couldn't be more thrilled about this my conic plaid jacket, not this one. But another one that I have worn is on display as well as my microphone, and well, you know, it's such an honor. You know, what it's like to be honored at the baseball hall of fame. Oh, no, wait. No. You don't. No. But you are you're in Canada. We in the football hall of Famer at the NFL, you're not there either. All my goodness. No is just me. Well, I don't wanna make you feel worse by describing how it feels to be honored by your peers. But you can probably guess it feels feels pretty darn good. But you will of course, never know how good but. Well, no, you might actually thanks, Jim. I mean, there's there's know hope for you. Although the switch to electric cars, you know, that that's going to take a healthy bid out of your gasoline pump years, my your your career prospects. So yeah, maybe you're hall of fame window that might have close. You know, like I said you've had a second act in your career, obviously like at like seven or eight. Yeah. So maybe add to restart after every weekend, almost that's how many you've had. So let's let's talk about the current state of major league baseball. Let's do the Otani mania here. California just came out of me. That's the only way to express joy. Oh like that. Yes. I I'm not only on that bandwagon. The I'm driving that bandwagon. And we're not stopping to we get to Cooperstown not to rub salt. But you know, honestly, though, the Japanese they they referred to pitcher who can hit as I want to get this. Right. A neat NATO you monitory. That's a that's a samurai term translates to swords as one interesting. You know, how many times Steph curry has been compared to a samurai? Exactly, none never okay. For the first time since George wet cut his hair baseball has somebody cool again. And the also Tonny is he's a handsome devil, isn't he which is important to make it in the media. I mean, you know, you aside, you're the exception. The rest of us we need to be handsome. You know, look at my trout, for example, probably the best player laugh. Fifty years, but he's got a far head like a drive in movie screen and his dead is like like Andy from Toy Story. It doesn't he? So we need Otani redo need exciting. Here's a breath of fresh air. No question about it. And then did you catch total Cologne last night catch? But as you know, I that was exciting seven what seven point seven and a third seven flat of perfect innings. Perfect walk in a hit. It's just defies light. He's my favorite ballplayer has been for a long time. I am partial to any professional athlete who looks disability. Check fat. You know, it come out. It's like they've put a curly wig on a shave. Bayer. And I just love every sick. I let alone him throwing lag that at sees a marvel he's an absolute he is actually do you have any do you mentioned, you know, Steph curry so do you brought Jim Brock mar have any interest in the NBA playoffs. None not a huge fan of the NBA. Was a or the playoffs because it's four hour games. And it's an interminable season. Which I thought was baseball's province at least at least in baseball. You know, what you're gonna get the games of slow. It's pastoral the green enjoy unfolding before you. Well, you chat with your family and friends, but I mean in basketball, it's like the last ninety seconds of these playoff games. They're like a Judd appetite movie. It's right now, it's like a fun thing that goes on at least twenty minutes too long every single time. I mean, every time the ball goes out of bounds becomes this like weird fetish video old men in striped uniforms, watch men with gigantic hands in slow motion. I mean, you know, if I want that kind of weird action, I'll go to a sticky booth in Hamburg, Germany as got intended to need the NBA for that. Well, I guess that just shows you again that you've you've been around a while Jim exact what you around for a while you've been around for a lot of exp. -periences jitterbug my here on the rich Eisen show. Now, I'd love to see if I can put to bed at whatsoever of this long standing feud with you and Brent Musburger. I mean, what what is going on with you? Jim Brock Meyer and Brent Musburger Musburger face. No, you can't put that to bed. Rich is you know, what you can't put into bed 'cause he's a punk. That's what retinas must moves burger is a p u n k punk now. I know it's it's weird to refer. You don't often hear in seventy eight year old guy referred to his opponent. But limit make the case for this. Okay. Sure. Besides knowing face in his stupid voice, and just this whole thing. Okay. Exhibit A the guy took a dump in my hotel. Okay. I need I go farther move. But I can't go farther, but be, but you know, have you ever eaten with most? I've not I've been around brat around food. No. He's been around food around. He won't split. A check is what I'm driving at here. I demise is everything. Oh, one time. We went out. Peter gammons was dad coke Musburger charged them a dollar fifty four. And when when GAM and said, I didn't bring my wallet Musburger wrote at an IOU and made Gammon sign it. I mean, that's a that's a punk movements is what that is. But most importantly it see the man is a thief. Okay, Brent Musburger is a thief. How so stole my line. What long this is for all the toast Ito's? Remember that all the toasty? Does he said that everybody in the business? Not funny. It buying the business knows that was my line. But he went ahead and us that's what I always Yale. When not clam accents out of a woman. War when I'm just wanna climb. Actual by myself. I yelled at out, you know, what I've been trying to get you that for years to yell. It out. Have you done that yet? Suzzie? I'm gonna check. Hold on what come on. No Musburger knew that was my land use it anyway at the BCS title game and ever since then now I have to yell out. The ruffles have ridges. It's not the same thing. So verdict. What's the verdict of all that? What did you take from that? He's a punk Musburger is punk. That's right. But it also areas news just a little bit worried about him about Musburger. We all know about is. It's no secret Vegas a dangerous place for him where he is now because of his addiction issue, it's not I'm not talking at a school. This is widely known among broadcasting house. Okay. He's the man is addicted to Keno. He is. It sounds funny. But it's it's serious. I don't know whether it's the flashing numbers or the ability to combine breakfast foods gambling. But whatever it is. It is a sickness, and you just know that every single night at two AM to Perko somewhere off the strip Musburger is drinking bad coffee. And he's talking to some eighty year old redhead image the waitress and he's literally thrown away dozens of dollars and it saying so your deep down concerned about Brent. I am as concerned as you can be about a punk thieving lying punk. Well, Jim, look, maybe one day. We'll be able to put this feud to bed because all of us in they broadcast and communities awkward for us to be around either. One of you knowing that that's still sitting between the to put the few debate. I mean, it took a dump in a bed dumping bed. So we're going to be a messy thing to put to bed. Now. I have seen Brock Meyer premieres April twenty fifth season to season. Three and four Zorzi renewed congratulate you can stream season on Hulu boil. Accent, Hulu, Jim Brachman, Hulu come out, Hulu, Hulu it a binge. It Hulu it. That's how you can stream it on on go. We are back with the latest on the patriots sixty seconds here on the rich Eisen show. Thanks for coming on again. Thank you rich Eisen. Hey, Jim, Brockman, everybody. Podcast. One sports is your home for the underdog sports network. Join Chris Horwood L inference each week as they cover the biggest stories in sports, which shows like tales from the association underdog sports NFL show, and you're wrong. And here's why can't rely on draft picks. A lot of times with quarterback. There's four to five quarterbacks drafted in the first round that are complete bust checkout. 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So when you're ready to experience a better way to sell or trade in your car, check out truecar today. True cash offer not available in all states. Stay tuned for sixty seconds of eight news headlines right after this podcast. Can't get any more popular than the marvel series. And I am thrilled to have here. One of the stars of ant, man. And the wasp in theaters near you on July, the six two huge fan, sir. Laurence Fishburne gay you too. Thanks for coming here. Really? So let's let's let's get into a little bit of the sports world with you right off the bat. You were a narrator for America's game on full times, the NFL films and on the NFL network in as well, folks, just reached out to you and say, they asked me if I come narrate these things I was like sure, you know, and the great part was that they gave me free Super Bowl tickets like five years, which was almost a waste on me. Except for the fact that obviously, it's you know, it's high-drama I'm not much of a sports fan. But obviously like most people I will stop what I'm doing to watch a championship. So I was lucky. Enough to see Pittsburgh and the cardinals incredible game. And with the lead changes in the final moments of those games. Yes. And the I saw the page the patriots and the giants I think twice. You definitely has was ally. Doing all this crazy those games. Those patriots giants games were like street fights like straight up like you could hear them in like the sound of them making contact is right. Really impressive. So you have a buddy that you would bring my cousin who is about. My age is an encyclopedia of sports all sports American sports. And so it was are standing date for a couple years where I would we would meet, and we would go see the super bowl's we were at the the game where the the New Orleans Saints one in south Florida. That was a great game. We'll just watching the fans what it meant to fans that had waited for so long. Exactly. And they'll do. A friend of mine was a New Orleans native, and I gave tickets to him and his children. And I mean, he had been a saints fan from the beginning of the franchise. And it was like a dream come true. And what it meant so much to the to the franchise just a few years after Katrina that was really a moving. It was moment to was. It was a great moment for the city and for the team. Yeah. And you know, I'm a honorary new orleanians. I have a little place there, and I like to spend time there. So it was great to be an emerald Agasi restaurant in south Florida with the who DAT nation and everybody chanting who who it was just it was great March Fishburne here on the rich Eisen show. So if you could name one sport that you would be most interested in which would be the one I actually enjoy watching is mixed martial arts. And I think it's because growing up in the Philippines, when I made Apocalypse Now, I used to go to the cockfights regularly and watch the watch the Filipino cats fight their birds, right? And you know, I've heard people describe M as human. Cockfighting? Maybe it's something to do with that. I don't know. But I enjoy 'em because it's real drama. It's completely unpredictable. You never know who's going to win. And these guys it seems to me that they're fighting for their lives. Have you gone to any? I've been to one event in Toronto Canada couple years back, and it was the fight with John Jones and Gustafsen, and it was really really exciting. It's brutal. It is. I mean, whenever there's a sport. And the words submission is part of its Lexi. Exactly mission and tap out. And you know, so are you a McGregor person? I am a huge fan of Mr. McGregor. Yeah. I think Conor is is like a great sports star. I mean, his whole sort of swagger, and his his fashion sense. His, you know, his relationship not only to fighting, but to just the world in general. I think he's an exciting personality to watch. And I like the fact that not only is he capable of talking a lot. But he's also he will he also has the humility when he you know, when he gets his and to him, he goes, hey, you know, I got my handed to me. And you know, tomorrow's another day. He strikes me as he would be fitting for a guy Ritchie movie onto smoking barrel. Fantastic in a guy Ritchie movie coming right out. He'd be fantastic in any kind of martial arts kind of movie. So where you into the? Gregor Mayweather mixing watch that fight that fight. I had a feeling that MAC was out classed and just in terms of you know, Floyd's ability. I mean Floyd is you know, you can't hit him. He's just I mean, I didn't know much about the boxing game years ago. But over the years, I've kind of watched it and learned a little bit about it. I'm not the hugest boxing fan. But again, I will watch a main event because it's huge drama. And so sure that feeds into my sensibility. But I I had a suspicion that Mack was really outclass with with fighting Mayweather. So have you been to any prize fights have I was at the fight that I was at that fight with Mike Tyson and evanger where he bit zero. Yes, I was at that fight. I was at another fight. I was at a couple of traits. And we need to go back. So your what was your reaction when you saw what was going on? And well, you know, it it was it was really odd. It's Mike's behavior was a little Radic, and it didn't match up with the guy that I had met many times in person. And it was a surprise to see it happen once and then to see it happen again. But but the the the freaky part in the most memorable part to me was what happened after the second time. I was with another actor friend of mine who you might know Billy's AIn chore and the second time happened we looked up and I and I saw a couple of marshals coming from the exits. And I saw that they were closing the doors and they were getting ready to lock everybody in the stadium. So I grabbed billions that we'll even relieving. And we've got out just in the Nicot time. It was crazy that. Nine too bad for him. You weren't on the set of Titanic his character. So they did they did they explain what was going on to to those in the Reno that what the hell by the time. They got the talking Billy out. We were going. We are leaving. And we and. Oh, man. So for somebody who says I'm not that diehard of sports into some pretty amazing to like like, some I've the mountaintop into the mountaintop. And with regard to the world of sport in terms of you know, boxing and football, but I've only been to baseball games in my life. Yeah. My brother is is is a Yankee fan, and I hope to one day, you know, spend some time with him at the ballpark. And you know, Magic Johnson I friends and he's invited me out to Dodger Stadium since he became the owners of the team. And I'd like to do that sometime. But you know, I work a lot too. And in that regard. I wanna talk to you after breaking similar seconds about ant man, and the loss and roll down some facts that we have read about your at least is online about your career and have done we. Although we did not see in the IMDB notes about cockfighting. No, that's not one of the. Fast and see that. When you get out of the boat. Fishburne sixty seconds. All right. So it's Fishburne is not watching the World Cup. But knowing your history will just be there in Russia the award. Exactly, let's that's. That's over yet. Horns Fishburne here on the rich Eisen show ant, man and the wasp. This is a fun movie. It's this is kind of different from some of the other marvel movie because it's got a it's got it's it's kind of comedy it is, and it isn't it is a comedy. I wanna comedy, right? Really, really funny. Really smart. This one really smart really funny actually funnier than the than the first one and the wasp play by Evangeline Willie lily is she's such a bad as in this movie. And you know, Michael Penha is hilarious. Michael Douglas's, great. Michelle Pfeiffer is in the movie, and it's. I had moments where I was playing with her and and Michael Douglas going. Oh my God. I'm I'm playing scenes with Michael Douglas, like, I can't even believe that's happening. Even after all you've done after all that I've done. I mean, it's I still, you know, there are still people in this business that I admire and respect, and I'm just kind of in all of, you know, not only their work, but who they are human beings. So these ant man films first time you've ever worked with Michael Dunn. The first time I've known Michael I mean, I met him using years and years ago. But yeah, working with him was such a treat for me. So what was Brando like on the Randall was was was wonderful Brando was one of the most, you know, beautiful human beings that I've ever known in my lifetime. How old are you on that? I was fourteen when I started making that movie, and I was seventeen in the movie came out, but later on in life, I had a friendship I developed a French. With marlin. And it started somewhere around the time when I was about thirty years old and it carried on and we would talk to each other periodically like I mean, like once every couple years, we would have these phone conversations that would go on for a long time or they about if you know about life they were about life and they were about race, and they were about work and they were about children. I mean, he was really really one of the most sensitive and beautiful human beings. I've ever known. I thought you were gonna say you were fourteen when you started filming it and fifty four when. Because of the experience though, while I was well, people always people always said, I was fourteen going on forty when I was doing the movie. So I finally caught up to that. Well, we have a few facts that are listed in your your your bio on and do you ever dropped for this? First time you've ever played this on the rich Eisen show true or false. So we got we have production value at love arts. Fishburn cool. Is it true? Did you really save Amelia Estevez from quicksand on the set of apocalypse? So yeah. Yeah. That's a true story. What was that? What was just we were in this boat. And you know, he kind of went in the water, and he was not going to get out by himself just on because he's the son of Martin sheen was just on the cell. He was there because Martin brought his entire family to be with him while we were making the movie and Emilio and ira- exactly the same age. And so he was the only person my age that was around. So here we are these two fifteen year olds. And we. Take this boat out. And we're going to do our thing, and he gets in the water, and suddenly he can't get out. And so so you saved him. It was water. Quicksand is like if it looked like water to me, it might have been quick saying to him. I I mean, I couldn't see it. I just knew that he needed help with Charlie Sheen on the Charlie was around that where he picked up some some. Well, it's we're Charlie picked up some of his. Sort of obsession with all things Vietnam. Okay. Well, and of course, he was in his. His. Your false, your former roommate of Giancarlo Esposito who on the show. Yes, I am. What was Junko? And I were very very close for a long time in our twenties in New York coming out of New York City, you know, being African American guys who had these funny last names. Right. And we often went up for a lot of the same parts. And then we wound up being cast as the leads in spike Lee's first feature picture, which is called school days. Right. Yeah. Yeah. We had him on the show. And he's he's in credit loved him. He's incredible John Carlos and crabby loved them. Yes. And obviously breaking bad is one of our as well. Yeah. You true or false Laurence Fishburne? You met boys in the hood director. John singleton on the set of pee-wee's playhouse. I did. I did. Indeed. Yeah. What's circumstances? He was working as a production. Assistant. I was doing my world is cowboy Curtis, and you know, here he was he was this young very fast guy who was, you know, just graduated from ESI was trying to be filmmakers writing. You know, wanted me to tell them stories about working with Spike Lee because I had just done the picture just mentioned school days. And yeah, we just we struck up a conversation. And he said, I have this thing I'm going to send you, you know, and it's really great, and blah, blah, blah. And I was like, okay when we're done, you know, send it to me and a couple years after we did PB playhouse. He sent me a script which was boys in the hood. Unbelievable. How you meet people business, right? And I'm at an extra false is it true or false that the first Spike Lee? Joint. If you will that you did is you are in the video white lines. That's correct. Yes. That is true. True. Also, how did you wind up in the grandmaster flash? I had spike. And you know, he had wanted to work with me. So he said I'm doing this video and what you do. And I was like deal some drugs, absolutely. Playing in the drug dealer in white line white line. Yeah. So what what what color pill is that? That was powders. Okay. I was powder different type of pop some pills here for you know. On the last one your first credited role, Dr Joshua hall one life to live. Actually, Josh hall wasn't really doctors a kid. It's my I it was it was not exactly the first one. But it's a soap opera that I did when I was eleven years old like I got this job doing soap opera, call one Night Live. But I have done a television movie before that what was that? It was called. If you give a dance, you gotta pay the band and played a character whose name was fish, which is my nickname is what people call me. Okay. And and done some plays earlier on. I started doing plays theater in New York. I did like maybe two plays in nineteen seventy-one nineteen seventy two. Is there anything that? You wanna do that? You're interested in all kinds of things. What I'm I'm a director producer. So I'm also a writer. So you know, I've been developing Paulo Coelho's book the outcome for about twenty years been trying to bring that to the screen. And I'm I'm feeling like, you know, I'm almost there. Something I've been asking actors actresses than they come here. I want to ask you. What is your remote drop movie Laurence Fishburne where you are? If you're watching television, and you're just have the time to just serve through in a movie doesn't matter where or what how deep you are into it. You know, it's going to be two hours left. There's three of that, you drop the remote. What those three. Okay. There's Lawrence of Arabia. Okay. There's to sir with love. And there's The Shawshank Redemption. The Shawshank Redemption one of your favorites right there. It's you Lawrence Fishburne Brockman about The Shawshank Redemption. I love. The passage of time. There's so much time that happens, and I love that. It's you know, it's a great bromance? Right. It's these two men who come together who developed this very very loving friendship over the period of you know, forty or fifty years or whatever it is it deals with the American penal system both characters have an arc. They both change. You know from the men that they are at the beginning of the story to the end. And then the other thing that that just is kind of really special to me is when you think about Morgan Freeman's performance in that movie, if the movie had been made during the period of time in which it takes place in the nineteen thirties he was playing the James Cagney part. And that just for me as as an actor as as as a man of color was really inspirational because it's like he plays the Jimmy Cagney part that you know. He wouldn't have been casting Jimmy Cagney park. Yeah. I mean, Stephen King wrote for a white Irish man, right? That's why names rats wise name is red. But the fact is that he's you know, he's just as Irish is any anybody fright. You know, do you have a favorite sports moving Lawrence? Oh, yeah. I do have a favorite sports. And that is God. How could I forget this? My favorite sports movie is miracle with Kurt Russell about the American hockey team. And it's it's so good, by the way that site service at the end that they're gonna lose end. My favorite moment. Is that moment? There's two favorite moments for me the favorite moment. I have is when he's making them do the suicides. Yes. And the one player finally gets it and goes play for you for team USA that moment and the moment when they win the game, and he goes off by himself, and he's sort of in the catacombs of the of the stadium and in just tuning that. That's right. It's it may. Makes me brings me to tears every time. I'm getting goosebumps users talking about, and that's my favorite sports move. Again. It's just those are the ones that were again, you know, the outcome. Still on the edge of your sending my other wanna slapshot. I played roller hockey as a kid in Brooklyn played roller hockey, I couldn't really like get to the ice skating rink. But I played a lot of roller creek. Shop just we just played roller hockey on the street in Brooklyn when I was growing up, and so maybe that's why those are my favorite sports, movements checkout ant, man and the loss Paul Rudd's on the show. Tomorrow Paul's wonderful, man, he's a good do is. And I appreciate you. Come in your anytime. Anytime you're up for we just the surface on stuff you. I'll be avid come back. Yeah. And you know, maybe next year after you go to another Super Bowl Super Bowl who like the fight. Fishburne ant, man and the wasp in theaters near you on the sixth of July. We're back with more in a moment. All your friends at podcast one. Thank you for a wonderful twenty eighteen and we hope twenty nineteen is even better hates Adam Corolla is Heather Dubrow from headed, you grows world fish devolves from Steve Joe, hey, rob Riggle, Sarah Tian from eagles picks this Kaitlyn bristowe from off the vine. This is Kelsey from the lady gang happy new year from odd cast. I'm Rita Foley with an AP news minute. 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The Best Of The REShow (08-11-20)

The Rich Eisen Show

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The Best Of The REShow (08-11-20)

"Thank you for listening to this podcast one production. Now, available on Apple podcasts podcast one spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts. This is the rich Eisen show rise. Here's the rich Eisen show is never enough. At work I played all day everyday. Welcome back to the rich Eisen show and filled out here a good friend six time Emmy Award. Winning actor and his new show coming to you on IFC is I can't wait for this at on April. The fifth IFC will present it's not just airing. It's presenting presented Brock, Meyer, Jim Brock Meyer who was born in Funnier die video few years ago a disgrace sports announcer. Trying to get back into the good graces of the sports fans, Jim Brock. Good to see you. As well summed up rich as well. It's what I do for a living. I saw some for living with. Punches. Now. The Brock Mark Character born and funnier dying in that regard. Yes and then you had Dan and Joe Buck and that you had hey as we were sort of the I, guess the voices that told the story the sad story of Jim Brock Meyer melting down in the Booth Day yes. We did like a mockumentary you guys talking about this underappreciated baseball announcer who was thrown out of baseball years ago I his famous cheating wife Jim Brock Meyer game where. He walked in on his wife in Flagrante delicto. As. He would put it with another man and had too much CESAR AC ride. That particular game. And it affected his calls like muck back to the top half of avalon whole. That candidate. That balls either Outta here allows inside my wives big Cheetan Vagina. That's the one. that. Got Him off the air and then we start ten years after that never that discreet we start with that meltdown that's now with. You we get the full real time version of that particular meltdown, right? In the ball game and then ten years later trying to get back into baseball after having spanned the globe calling candle things Latvian wife, carrying Countess and. He's currently Conan cockfights in the Philippine Lot Vian wife Karen. It's actually a real thing. Maybe it's finish I. Think it's finish. Finish. Finish I'm not sure that both. I think it's a Finnish they actually have a wife carrying competitions a why we have seen that didn't we show videos that guys some point the White Tarot. Did. And the NEAT thing is that here we are sitting on this show talking about it because the the podcast that gave birth to this show you came on so many different times is brought fire at the NFL network where we had, you do the plays of the month of October. And then for the Super Bowl in New York City we sent you as Brock Meyer on behalf of the show. Yes to media day between the seahawks and the broncos correct and just let loose assaulted people as Jim Bregman did not know what to make. There's like, Hey, why is the guy that looks like he does those it looks like the Simpsons Guy and he's talking like this and he's asking me rude questions I don't know what's happening to me and the horse blanket jacket like Lindsey Nelson, the longtime mets announcer by by Lindsay is it inspired by fully not rationally? Yes, and so who who did you cost as brock? Meyer at the Super Bowl forty, nine, forty, eight. maybe. Was Blanking on his name, the great receiver. No Golden, state, I asked him if he was an adult film Fan and he he was aware that they about the golden woman. Didn't like that at all I mean at all. It's. A barrier. Yeah Yeah He. got. I was like all right well, good luck with everything golden I'm out. Come on that great receives really funny. Makes Jokes about. Rex Rex Ryan at the Welker. welker. Absolutely. Yeah. I'M GONNA tweet out the video right now. He was really funny I asked him if anything weird happens anything weird. Happened at the bottom of a scrum when you guys are fighting for the ball goes. Will. He said well, sometimes people grab. Your junk in there. That I said that the worst thing west or is that the that the best thing? And he looked at me like I was insane and said variously. It depends on WHO's doing it. Chris. Berman had absolutely no. Now I do remember this because law you are producing the day came up to me and you're like I duNno. Chris. Berman is going to talk to you again I'm like, what do you mean? Because you you in Chris did not see I brought Marin Chris Burma did not see to legends of the booth did not see I was gonNA ask Chris Berman. If. Has Really something obnoxious plan for Chris Berman. I'll tell you this I. Remember exactly the exchange it wasn't great but I know in episodes of Brock Meyer. BLACKMORE's getting ready to little speech and he's got some jokes peppered in there normally likes to go off the cup. Likes to have a few jokes loaded in the chamber and he said he's a sports with a lot of sports catchers we're supposed to. You're at Chris Berman's editors the guy got jokes about how Chris Berman's neck is slowly swallowing his entire head. And I got jokes about how rich Eisen. When balder twenty-three. About accurate. A few years. Now. It's a little bit. Now I feel like Golden Tate. I don't think Berlin do we were doing a joke like he? He did you spoke with them for like three and a half four minutes straight. Why do you think I? Think Chris Berman knew it was a joke? I Haven't explained to him. I said there's a character I. Do said that story I said you know it's Up to them as Hank I, I got the vibe that this might be the whole day was sort of like riding that line like who just assault new should I may be brace a little bit and I felt I should brace. Chris. Berman. and. I don't think he listened to me or cared. And just did the interview is if I was like, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Go ahead kid. By Chris, permanent very good. Thanks. It sounded like a simpsons character George to. Burma. Can can you do George Burns doing he could go all the way it's at something. A could he could go out of the way. Burn, did you brace Peyton manning that day or just? Just dived in that was that was the most part that was just I was in the trump group of scrum just yelled out stuff. I've managed to get my moment as Brock Myron yell out questions if I was part of the press corps. Yeah I remember what I asked Peyton but he he was not he was very amused but a little terrified. Well, he definitely knew who you were Peyton his locked in on the pop culture front. He actually did and I think he did and that confused like he's doing a bit but I don't know what it is. How about Pete Carroll do you remember what talked to didn't didn't get be careful. You talk to the kickers and punters. Yeah. Did I'm scrolling scrolling video right now and I? To that. Matt Prater I stayed with the how I hate kickers. Basically asked them you know. Why they're alive and you know does anybody actually you think anybody actually cares about whether liver diet things like that The housekeeper. Brock Meyer summit can be found on. Pretty much anything can be found. This is great. What season is the simpsons in ninety? How old? How old is the simpsons now it's at, don't be silly. It's actually seventy two. Twenty eight come on while working on his budget started twenty-ninth. I know it's ridiculous. You're out. Here you go. You are you you doing table read out here and all that stuff? Very brief offseason. Oh. But we'll start soon. Okay. Yeah. Is there is there actor equivalent to what Kevin? Durant did like would you want to join Big Bang theory like the number one show business rewarding if you? Already successful there's no actor equivalent. But. You've been on Herman's head. I tried it with Jennifer and the lovely Jennifer Aniston last night and we were reminiscing about our days on Herman's head. This is there an acting equivalent I don't know that would just get altogether get everyone together. It's called the simpsons. That's what it's called like. One of those carry Marshall Movies, where interest a huge on cast. And Yeah like like love actually it's like a bunch of big but but that doesn't equate to to this Brock Meyer can't wait for it. Hang cannot wait. It's actually really I'm so excited about it because it's really good. It came out much better than I even thought it would fantastic the guy who wrote it wrote them all pretty much Joel Chill Cooper Joel Jesus job. And the directed them did an incredible job and mantelpiece really awesome in it. And it's fun at baseball and insanity. There's all that is involved, but it's actually like gotten incredibly. Good narrative and it really is actually about a couple of things which I never intended. But that's what happened. Yeah 'cause just looking at the funnier video you wouldn't think it's A. Smart and funny which is but then it actually is really about a couple of emotional thing does yeah it's really I'm really happy with and it debuts April Fifth PM on IFC and we'll remind everybody maybe we'll. Maybe we'll get Brock Meyer to appear in studio as very hard to get him these days I know he is a wider ones retiring vins Gone Yeah Verne's gone. We're going breads out Brenton Brenton brower good riddance too bad rubbish right on Brent. Musburger we can all agree on that. Good to see you grow facial hair. Did you know that new? Musburger. Can't grow facial. Child. That's why when I see him, pull out my junk and I put it right under his lip. Oh hello everybody musburger can grow facial hair after all. Walk A. Do. You Own or rent your home. Sure. You do and I bet it can be hard work. You know what's easy bundling policies with GEICO GEICO makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy it's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home go to Geico Dot, com, get a quote and see how much you could save. It's gyco easy visit. Dot Com today. That's GEICO. Dot Com G. I. C. O. DOT COM. Welcome back to the rich Eisen show. He is an Emmy Award winning actor Multiple Times, and he is the author of this new book called Spirit of the Horse. He is none other than right here in the flesh William Shatner good to see you sir thank you so much. You can see in that picture you with. How the Horse is leaning in and If you were to analyze the picture, my attitude, the horses added there's communion You see the communion between the two? Yes and that's the spirit of the horse and so when was the first time you ever? Gone on a horse. Well, I got on a horse when I was twelve years old I was in Montreal where I was growing up and there was a rental stable and I'd never been on ours for forgotten how I was able to afford I. Think I was Sousse swapping out swabbing out stables And though they put me on a horse galloped around and I. Remember a mother saying, how did you do that? I said I didn't know I had an infinity from a very early age, but it's expensive and I wasn't in the. In the. Category of of that expensive tick until I was middle aged and had some money to buy a horse that I really got involved and that's the story of the beginning. Of Me and horses yeah and then you know do you ever think about owning racing horses or anything like well I'm interested in all horses, the horse itself as a magical creature for me. What I'm what I've eaten. Come to is quarter horses here in in California. And in particular reining horses and if you're interested, I'll explain that and then I have a place. Lexington and I'm into show horses American Saddle Breads and American standard rich trotting horses and I've won world championships in the in in in those things and saddles and blue ribbons and all kinds of awards in Raynor's. William. Shatner here on the rich Eisen show against spirit of the horse is his new book. You need to go check it out in bookstores near you as well as on online What would you what your favorite sports team which which team have you been a spectator over you? You Watch most William See I'm I'm? How old are you? I'm forty seven. You're just you're you're in the prime of your own. On Your desk with your ass sprinting. But yes, it's true. On daily basis we gotta you gotTa Watch You're my age. You're you follow. People who are older. Like Peyton Manning Say. So wherever Peyton went I went since Los Angeles didn't have a team and I couldn't identify and I stayed angry at the rams and and and the Oakland the raiders. I I had a hate on for them for heading left the city we can't have that. No. No. So now twenty years goes by. And we don't have a team and we're. Monday football at my place and twenty people come up. I mean we've really celebrate the football season. Okay. So painting became my hero and now he's retired he's retired. So what am I going to do and now the rams are here? And they have to be fair they have to generate sympathy and empathy and they haven't. From the fan here in Los. Angeles right and we've been orphans have you ever been to a super bowl ever done what river? No I have been okay. Years Ago but mostly Super Bowl at my house. So what does what is the Super Bowl? What is a super bowl at your house at well shot they're seven foot screen eleven feet yeah. diagonal. The room was built around the projection of eleven foot screen. Yes. So that the the support. Timbers and beams and things like that. Tim. You, know aware that ceiling is supported his wide enough to support the to to show the on the wall screen this projection. We have a room devoted to that screen and a counter where a lot of food and beer and stuff like that is. Okay. So maybe thirty forty, fifty people are in the room screaming on. Super Bowl it's I'd rather do that than go to a stadium. So are you a beer drinker a wine drinker which one would you say? A. Serving in the household? Yeah. Right nothing hard because. I have a long driveway and if you're okay really up against, it will roll down the driving could get horseback take probably go down on a horseback down there. You special shoes because of the slippery. Now. So how did you get involved with Star Trek William? When did you get involved? Yeah. Why did that? I get started with you and your the the Connex story goes like this. they made a pilot of Star Trek with another actor and NBC didn't want to buy it but they were sufficiently. Enthralled by the a concept that they wanted to try again and I was in New York doing something or other and my phone rings in Gene Roddenberry who wants me to come and see that pilot with the idea of playing the captain. So I went and saw the pilot thought it was terrific lacked a few things that I made some suggestions. And and and the we shot another pilot and and it sold. We did three seasons of it. Did you have any sense at the time what it might be? What? What what are? And it's like really like the rich Eisen show is really great. Thank you. So fifty years from now people are gonNA. point to and say now that is Jewish a radio show and a TV competitive radio TV TV and radio radio and TV TV. They rich solved the problem. This fifty years from now does that sound outlandish? Let me think about that and let me tell you my point of view. Yes it sounds outlandish. Because, there is an iron rich Eisen. I'm I'm I'm sometimes get caught up myself a little bit everybody does, but you can't afford to do that on the air. So you had no idea at the time. Essentially, my God was fake castle in three years. Oh. That's another gate Wonder what's next so them when did you realize that this was about another six years later they started showing the outtakes. Where we played the buffoon. Well, when I, say we I, mean, I. Joking, around on the set this and they were filming the editors put together a Christmas show. Of all the outtake. So there were two Christmases in three seasons. So we had twenty minutes were of a gag reel six years after it was canceled I hear that the gag rules being played in in bars up at mammoth as a matter of fact, skiing and. And some bar and mammoth was playing the gag reel. What the heck is that An and that's when you realize. So I thought why would they do that? I wonder what's happening and then there were calls and we're GonNa do a movie and we're not GONNA do move we're going to series. So it'd be there there was what happened was star wars is what happened. Star Wars gave new life. You there were shots, fired people killing themselves in paramount over Star Wars. What we got. Well, there's this show that was canceled a maybe in the guy and his name's roddenberry. Would he do it? Gnawed Maka do it? Yes. You're going to do it. I did a whole documentary on on the story I'm telling Ya. No, kidding. So William shot here because you know there's there are arguments amongst pop culture people as to, which is the better in war no argument. Okay and the argument is. Star Trek. Guest on you're. Talking I know nobody that is that is something that people go back and forth as to what's real about the science fiction John Row were not. Yeah. So you know the argument, the argument is Star Wars was so technically. Proficient in great. Effects and stuff like that. They were. They were the leaders in am was. And we you know they would be somebody like below pushing the spaceship long. Sometimes. Yeah, that's good. We'll. We'll do that but the stories were good. I mean look I gotTa Tell You The wrath of Khan Star Trek to was a phenomenal movie. In, its own right a phenomenal movie from start to finish because you were you were You're. Honest to the original, as well as advancing it, and also you know the way that that the star trek characters had become of a certain age and that was part of the conversation. Yeah I thought it was phenomenal. What I am delighted read sank. You know you know they're going to do showing somewhere along the line of Wrath of Khan in theaters. Chosen to win they're gonNA. Do. That would be that'd be something I would say for sure William. Shatner. Here on the rich Eisen show on when you screamed con was that was that your own interpretation of the Lai I remember scream a lot. Do you really? I'll take this any day of the week. William Shatner. You're on the show. So. Again, you also had an incredible remain with the Kelly programs as well. Boston with Boston legal Will you first get involved with with David Kelly well And even invited breakfast and said, I've written this show on this role and. there's a I do a one man show and which I play the scene which I'm talking about. The said you know the guy's a little. A little senile. And I said. I can play that. And thus the role of denny crane was born. I guess so So again, you've never you've been to a super bowl. would you ever try hockey? Did you ever try hockey up in Canada? Hockey. Hockey is the national sport in Canada. Yes. A red blooded. Although. My blood is somewhat thinner now Canadian. So. Hockey should be like a naturalist wasn't i. went to skiing. So I skied for my school seated the skiing I did skiing I I was pretty good skier one is that right Downhill slalom when are yeah I'll jump juice no no not jumping I never jumped. I did jump on horses till. Somebody said you know you can get really hurt? jump because a horse will invariably refuse. To, go and and my friend Superman Christopher Reeve Christopher Reeve. Actually died because of the asset called six months afterwards after his accident I kept thinking every time I put my foot stir I kept thinking, I wonder if that's going to happen to me today well, took a long time for it to go. This is right here in this book, your your love of horses spirit spirit of the Horse right here. On the show, we got the book right here and you can get it online. You can also go into bookstores and get it. What's the one role that you you wish you could have done that? I don't think that way rich I. Don't know I'm sure you know. People. said she we get I'm trying to think of a name anger or Shattner. Actor. Come on now. No I. Don't think I just finished a film that I really think is going to be good called senior moment just literally Couple of days ago finished filming. I think it will be terrific. I I Got, this Hor show that I put on every year for the last thirty years called. If you'll forgive me. PRICELINE DOT COM Hollywood char show sponsored by wells. Fargo and. I had to because. Every dollar that we get for this charity goes to kids and goes to veterans sure to help them a lot of hippo therapy riding their -PEUTIC programs which is part of the mystique. Of. The spirit of the horse that horses for some reason. Can help people physically emotionally. And have done. So I've seen miracles I've seen kids walk never walked shouldn't be walking kids talk would never talk I've seen I've seen veterans come out of their shell come out of that thousand yard stare Communicate. I've talked to autistic kids. I've talked to autistic kids who've done the writing therapeutic programs something about a horse. I talk about the spirit, the soul heart of a horse and how I evolved from being a mechanical writer so much on the bid there the collect the horse go to getting inside the Horse's head. So that, there is a communication between a rider and horse. To the point where I have improved my ability as a horseman every year. Since I've started riding up until right now. Tomorrow I'm going to get on a horse. I'll be a better writer for the sense of being inside the horse and saying Good Morning I'm with you. I'm here. I've got you collected. Let's go over here and he's just knowing. And we're talking. nonverbal. INTERSPECIES conversation. I have it all the time. Well, it's a wonderful book spirit of the Horse William Shatner you are a gem. Thank you for coming on the show. Greatly greatly appreciate you coming here that. Sports keep coming back. So does your chance to on them with our exclusive? 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The man who sitting to my right is no exception He is the legend of the booth himself and tonight on IFC Brock Meyer debuts at ten P. M. Eastern time the man, the myth, the legend himself Jim Brock my how are you? Jim. I'm very good. return is and thank you for including just mentioning my name with all those greats. It gives me a thrill. I'll tell you that including musburger. You don't have a not including Musburger? Everybody else. After that, they want to see I knew that you have a long standing rivalry with him because I mean we've been we've been talking with one another for for year. Based on our conversations on the show that this show was born out of the rich Eisen podcast from back in the day. So we've been we've been chatting for years brands, hang it up and you know hashtag good riddance to bad rubbish. Come on America agrees with me. We've been putting up with this idiot for a long time that time he goes, but we've had we've we've at least had a good history together you and I. We have listen rich I is. This dome of the we still call it a podcast. Is that correct? Well, yeah hod it was hand. Yeah. Well I mean this is a show now that there's a Z podcast a podcast. Listen whatever the hell this is going on here. It certainly has helped me out a lot. No, sincerely, I wanNA. Thank you for you know. uncovering. The Rock that society placed over me and re exposing me to the latter day. Sure. Appreciate it. But I do want to say that America whatever I unleash upon you from now on. That's solely because a you re. I can't I can't take credit. No I will not let you deflect credit here. This is all rich Eisen fall. Okay and I screamed that a lot that's like my catchphrase practically in hotel room busts and courtrooms and. You know interview meltdowns. As fault I yell it out and seriously. So whatever happens next it's it's on you even I don't know what I'm GonNa do they have no Oh I didn't know I was GONNA. Stick. Your. You right and listen. A Lotta strange things have happened to I. got some. Very controversial views on the brexit. Exit I'm really. Avoid. Yes. voice these in some kind of a blackout drunk and now OBSTA I. Don't know why I'm not allowed in Northern Ireland. And labeled a terrorist there and I'm guessing. So are you because I usually connect you to whatever the hell it is I'm doing well, look what you're doing I'm here with Jim Brock Mirror on the rich Eisen show on the night that IFC. Tells your story about your comeback in a small town in Pennsylvania Ya calling minor league games correct. Calling Minor League Ball Games absolutely. Rat I figured you know why should rich comedians were the only ones who can have? Shows based on their lives. That Larry. David I get. He's funny who doesn't love watching some kind of weird. Cranky weird billionaire run around but you know what I don't get it seriously injured dice clay. You know that he has got a program coming out based on his he does I mean what's that I got a lot more to offer than. Nursery rhymes and misogyny let his. Garbage plus I did not pudge out which is I have remained lean and mean and TV ready. You do look Great Jim I'm come on you know I almost to a weird degree like somewhere between wrongfully imprisoned jailyard cut and newly divorced dad re entering the singles market cut. So I know you got a lot of listeners, right? So you can't see me but just picture that you. See, a relatable TV star in your mind well, I personally just enjoyed the show and seeing it. Out there and a story that's quite frankly inspirational Jim. Thank you goes out there I'm. Very gratified that you liked it and I always liked to hear when people I respect like the show what I like Moore's would people I respect more than you liked the show. which is what I prefer, which there have been dozens thankfully. and. Because no seriously I would i. don't WanNa have to pull quotes from you I mean that would be. That would be sad but. Honestly it's the unfiltered truth seriously on this show baseball sex a lot of hard drinking. which that goes with both of those first two things have you may I should question. Have you ever watched a baseball game or had sex sober ever done that. I mean it's awful. It's just It's you know they're both ancient and weird practices and you need a buzz to appreciate them. Well the show is on IFC again premiering tonight April fifth. Asi and they assured me that is a real channel. have been promised that I don't know what it stands for. I've found. CARLITO's way video been I don't know what it stands for. But I it's a check, your local listings deal it's three, hundred, nine or twelve, thousand four. I don't know I think if you just say IFC out loud. Then then the the NSA or apple TV or the NRA buddy picks that up and puts it on your champ got Jim Brock Meyer here on the rich Eisen show and I'd love to ask you. About what baseball is doing? Trying to change rules to speed the game up and try to appeal to millennials. For instance, the them folk, the recall them them, he millennials them. Well them folks apparently can't pay attention to an intentional walk. There's now that rule change where you could just put the runaround base. What do you think? As I'm an old school guy but surprisingly am totally in favour this because. you know baseball has a long history of using hand signals. To advance people to basis I, think most of them were invented by that drunken drunken, Mickey? Mantle. And for example, like the end of the nose flick and the nod that means I want to bring you back to the hotel room and get to second base with you. You've seen this like the find sweep you know the rubbing of the. WanNa go to third with you. and. And this one where you're just laying stuff laying your gently and hundred dollar bills on a mattress that means I wanna go all the way with you all the way home. That's what that means. So do you have rules that you could come up with you? Jim Brock Meyer to help the Commissioner of baseball perhaps appealed to the younger fans. Do you have any? Do I'm glad you asked me give us a lot of thoughts. Whole. A lot of thought to like an obsessively weird degree. Like, when I'm sitting alone late at night, I don't WanNa get into it. I call it. Sad, sad lotion time. That's another story. But Okay. So. What are you God? First of all, let's see. Every team should have designated fat guy okay. Yes designated. hitter. Nothing. Baseball lack about somebody not feeling this microphones getting in my way just use your hands with me I don't like it. And you look at your your your Honda whore kind of a handover. Well, it's the best type. Anyway. designated. hitter terrible. Yeah. But you know what? Screams baseball is some big fat. Struggling way to run around and Greenfield? I'm sorry to curse. Sorry I cursed I know that you're three listeners do not enjoy that. So I'm sorry to you three folks. But seriously, every team should have like some John Kruk. Somebody can blame for every far every destroyed bathroom the mets come on success in New York Bartolo. Cologne has been that for many years and. Every single New Yorker is richer for you know he's just the toad man who kissed the princess wound up the King of New York City. Which? So. That's one you got anymore. Well, that's what that's just the first one. I. Got Tons Of. Oh pranks one prank per dugout per game. Let's just bring that back dugouts rich Eisen. They were the original. What do the kids called punked right the punk except in sitting on the seeing that show Oh sure gonNA pump. Base here. except. Instead I you know Justin Timberlake. Fron. Like a little child. You see adult men with with gum on their head. It's a lot of fun I bring them all but again with the Mike. I blame you. Bring them back Mike the the hot foot right classic the the rookie in the weird outfit. Sure the San Diego surprise wing that with the San Diego supremacists. That's that's a good one. That's when the mother each children walks up to you and informs you that your I mourn has actually been fathered by San Diego Padre. No it's funny. Right because that's so often true. Who who can't relate to that one? Your oldest is a sandy. Believe, I was just told that last week made me for a loop Jim San Diego's system. Is there any way you could work curt schilling into one of these new rules that can do that for me Jim would be a shame to leave him out. I mean a shame. Yeah. Let's you know what we should do with curt schilling but let's make it mandatory that you have to do the curt schilling meam of the day right 'cause luckily, who has their finger on the pulse beat of America more than Curt Schilling just let's let's point up what he's saying a quarter of the country will completely agree with it. And the rest of us will just marvel at how some guy who put fake blood fake. Fake blood on his sock can so just insanely races you know what I mean and let let's not hide it. Let's bring it out and have the conversation you know before the. Brown, shirts get their marching orders. Love. Brock Mar. here on the rich Eisen show a couple more minutes with him. You got one more. You got one more. This is I gotta be honest with you Jim. A couple of these may not go up the flagpole at the rob Manfred commissioners all the Gulf the flag Polish said he won't salute but. You, put it out there. That's why it's volume business. I've got a couple more for it. Okay. Dominican slag if. A. Little. Slang is fantastic. It's bizarre and it's arcane and it's weird. It's like that that cockney rhyming slang you know it makes it spoken in every dugout on every team you know and it's just it's so strange. Do. For example pill truffer. Familiar with trump pill trough, the trough honeymoons. So worthless, you should be eaten by pigs. That's true. Imagine working that into a baseball broadcast. COMES, Jason, heyward, and Manno man his contract has made him something of a pill truffle. Right. I mean, come on let's do it. You know Koneohe is a good. Yeah. You Kiss Your Mama with that map dilute. Rich. Eisen. It's a family hod cast. Where do you stand on backflips Jim I. You know I am so glad you asked me that I should kiss your your your bald head. Bad flips should mandatory mandatory are you kidding me what's fun about laying a bat gentler down after you hit a baseball if you're standing in the batter's box and you have hit a ball, it is your divine Ray, your God given right to hurl that thing as high in hard and fast as you want wherever you want stands dugout. Who Cares if you hit a child or to make? A lovely souvenir concussion the remember the rest of their lives for their immediately forget it because there can cost but the way you know who cares You know what you me, Your Era Jimmy, your visionary provisionary one of those ideas we'll hit well, look come on man I don't be such a not be such a can. No. You can't ask you actually cannot say that. Well, I just said. Jim I gotTa Tell You like I said your visionary I'm thrilled that your your show is hidden. IFC. IFC They tell me, it's a real challenge is a real channel it somewhere on the cable dial somewhere and it debuts tonight at ten pm eastern top congratulations on everything. You know I've been rooting for you for years to make it back big part of the comeback rich as. You went bald at twenty three. Didn't. Know or maybe? No No. No it was. You know what's amazing. You wouldn't Baldwin you and nine, and then it just stop. Like got arrested because you were on a by now, you should be just like one of those people alipay show have no hair anymore just all. But how a p. she was a great second baseman he. You called call. Games. Didn't Alopicia came up through the mets system he came up with tad water. and. Yeah. He came up with piece Oh Mahato that the both got. I think for Edgardo. Alfonzo. Good to see you Jim Brock. Brock Meyer. Checkout. Brock Meyer on IFC of tonight. At ten PM. America thanks for having me me back. Hey. Hey. Hey, this nfl hall of Famer Rate Lewis. 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Welcome To The Jim Brockmire Podcast

The Jim Brockmire Podcast

02:06 min | 4 months ago

Welcome To The Jim Brockmire Podcast

"Howdy everyone jim. Brac meyer here. You know i've had many so-called low points in my life getting fired from my job as a major league baseball broadcaster. Finding out my wife was cheating on me by walking in on her ploughing. My neighbor bob greenwald with strap on writing says or the time i paid a prostitute to snort. Crank off my johnson and a handicapped stall in bangkok while sunburned. German watched us from the toilet. But boy. I've never actually hit rock bottom until now with the launch of the jim brock. Meyer podcast on. The lebatardshow friends network has right. I'll be joining the ranks of other bloviating the celebrity gas bags who believe that people actually give rat's ass by what they think and on. This journey with me is my co host and producer. Sheena dodd has sheena. hi brock meyer. Yeah we'll be talking sports with some of the biggest names who responded to my text messages. Or who owed dan lebatardshow favor. I guess people like Charles barkley rich eisen. Djamil colin cowherd. Joe buck really. Were having joe buck on yes brakemeier. We'd been over the no cross it off we already booked him Come on shutler. He's the biggest broadcaster in america. Always got the biggest head in america in every sense of the word and gave her seeing them in person the crown of his skull. The tip of his chin is three feet boy. I didn't even do that. Episode logistically speaking. I don't think zoom or whatever you call. It has enough technology to fit his whole head in the camera lens. Wherever i think we'll figure it out it's going to be fine. Oh man can't believe. I have a conversation with joe bucks eyebrows. Well that podcast episodes gonna suck the point of this is to get people to listen to the show and great Okay folks listen to the show. Make sure to click subscribe on the jim brock. Meyer podcast 'cause. Most of the episodes won't suck joe book.

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Dan Le Batard and Stugotz

The Jim Brockmire Podcast

38:22 min | Last month

Dan Le Batard and Stugotz

"Hey folks this is. The jim brock. Meyer podcast i'm your host former major league baseball announcer and a man for the past. Two months has had a blood alcohol level that perfectly match jacob degrom cra. I'm jim brag. Meyer point five eight by the way i'm joined yet again but my co host and producer sheena dot. Hello there's you know. Hey brock meyer. Shuna machine of the mlb sticky stuff enforcement has begun. It sure has and boy. Oh boy has it been awkward. It really really has been. I mean i've kind of feel the worst for the umpires. It's degrading enough knowing that everybody's talking about how you going to be replaced by robots as soon as possible but now you have to spend the twilight of your profession publicly running your hands through max scherzer sweaty hair. What did they think. He was doing hiding sticky stuff in his hair. I mean i guess but that's obviously ridiculous. Any adult man with his hair thinning. Like max scherzer is not gonna be combing. His head was spider attack. I mean every hair follicle is much too valuable. I bet he doesn't even let scotch tape near the crown of his head. I doesn't even have enough hair to hide anything. And i understand if shire's took off his hat and suddenly had morrisey pompadour onto there but that was not the case. Clearly the incident the gummy the most though my goodness was sergio romo. Did you see that. Yeah i saw that. The trump wanted to check his belt for substances and he dropped his pants. No he angrily dropped his pants. I mean full-on pants around the knees haven't seen somebody angrily strip on a baseball field that quickly since last time i wanna bet with boob shembe i yeah i understand why of course roma would be angry. Well of course. I mean you suspected cheating so to prove you're not you're made to strip down. I mean it's degrading and it happened in well. Most of my riessen relationships really. What were they checking you for. Oh you the usual hickeys. New smells mysterious rashes. Panter pine tar. Yeah you know just to up my spin ray. Little bit your spin. Rate of. What brock meyer. Yeah she interviews sake. I'm not going to get into the visual details of that one. I'm going to get on with the show. Well we have some very very special guest today. The people who are extremely important to me not only did they make this show. They listening to happen. They're also the host of the dan. Lebatardshow was to god's ladies and gentlemen. I give to you dan le batard and he just happens to be with stugatz. Welcome gentlemen thank you. Jim no no thank you. What a pleasure to have you both here. I really wholeheartedly mean this. When i say that you were the first names on my list. Ham on this podcast. The minute we found out that colin cowherd wouldn't do it. You guys. I mean the moment. I realized that we've been ghosted by the heard. I just had to have you both on. I do understand why he bay. I don't know if you guys do. But i just said so. Many negative things about colin coward over the years. Each just has too much self respect to help me out now but but thankfully you guys do not so. Welcome thank you. You don't need but you definitely don't need to respond. I'm perfectly happy just to have you here as props. And i just keep talking. That's what i tell. That's my entire role. I just feel more secure when people around. So don't feel the need to say anything at all. But i want to say to you first off. Congratulations on everything that you've accomplished since leaving. Espn specifically getting me to do a podcast. What a big get that was for you getting me to help you guys out. At the time. I agreed to do this. Show this podcast. You guys had just left disney and dan you in particular. We're talking just a million miles an hour about all the possibilities for the future and all the big plans you had and to be honest dan. I assumed you're in the middle of a manic episode. So i would have agreed to do whatever you wanted. Just to keep you away from sharp objects are you all right. Have you cut yourself. Have you hurt yourself or anybody else how you doing. It was the blow jim. It was the blow it wasn't a madagascar soda was actually cocaine. It speeds everything up. Are you often calmed down with it. He settling in what. It's an occasional deli. I still got to see all right is he did he. Did he hurt anybody himself you anybody. Is he doing all right. He's doing okay. And it's not the occasional dalliance for me to know sure you get more consistently i'm on it now. I guess you don't get very talkative when you're usually on the know before i started this podcast i listen to you guys show a lot and i would consistently thinking to myself. You know i could do this. This is very easy with these guys. Are doing this. Sit around talk out there. Ask for a couple of hours. I mean you mentioned sports once or twice so it seems like there's a purpose other than your own self-aggrandizement i mean seemed like no problem to me. What you guys do. And i have to say after. Admit the now that i've been doing this for a little while. I have to say that. I was exactly right. This is ridiculously easy. What you do and the fact that you get paid to do it as an embarrassment and not just for you but for society. What society places value on jenner. So my question to you is and he goes with yourself comfortably a lucrative shiftless lazy or freeloaders which meet the more accurately describes. Each is all of the above an option. Sure i would've said stu gods more the obvious freeloader. Dan seems kinda shiftless. And mike ryan the producer. He's ken lazy. He seems lazy to me because he always just winds returns just any actual work. You notice that he always like that with you. Cast to were just with me. Lazy is a description. I would use for mike ryan. I don't know what it is that you have found lazy us whining though i mean whining yeah whimpering whining but not lazy all right. Well i'm just saying because when he when as actual work to do like a siren coming down broadway. But i guess he does do it. I guess lazy annoying wishes comb annoying. Okay all right. Well a dan. I want to talk to you about striking out on your own. I wanted to talk to you about that but it turns out. You've been hammering so much about that on your show about that. Very topic you actually. You actually issued a message to your fans apologizing. We're getting kind of annoyed. Your gambling is that right. Did you do that. That is something that happened. yes i was. I was manic. I would say that's an accurate appraisal was right but you haven't cut yourself or anybody else. The apology was hammering. No right the apology was also yet. We're supposed to say that. It was cowardly dan because a real sports radio host. Never i mean. Never apologizes for his hammering. Yemen's your job but trip puts it puts jams on the table. I mean if fans don't like something you're yam ring about. Actually i was saying about this. Aphorism is about that. I do not It's tough shit. That's my aphorism. I mean they can go back to being alone with their thoughts like the losers they are. That's how i feel about it. They don't like my amri. That got a little too dark didn't it. It really did but you started at me cutting myself and others. So i suppose darkness is part of the playbook with brock meyer. Yeah i guess. It is as dark as ed is. And how awkward in semi not funny as it was. It's not as bad as apologizing for. Can you let me think. Mike francesa ever apologized for his hammering. Do you think he did that. Note or apologized in general for anything. I don't believe he did. I no way probably wanted to. But then he fell asleep but people being annoyed by him only makes his power stronger. Same with stugatz stugatz. Have you ever apologized for your hammering. Even on that in twenty years. No jim i have never done that and i don't plan on doing so we do it another twenty years very good. I admit there was one particularly awful season for the royals. In the early two thousands. I spent an entire game just saying gibberish in an attempt to find something that rams with chuck knob block and people were furious but i did not apologize for that and it didn't work out to most of my stuff. The words i came up with were not radio appropriate. You know like suck cock block can fuck sock when ducks lob frock and knock chuck block. I mean knob lock itself even without rhyming with it. It already sounds like a nineteenth century. Std's doesn't it. You sleep with a sailor. You're gonna catch a nasty case of knob lock. You had that once. Jim ryan knob lock did yeah. It was related to the scurvy mushy and talking about scripture with god later but messy though the fire were you too. I would be quite scared. And i'd have regrets about leaving. Espn because instead of being beholden to disney. Now you're now behold into your fans and you have to keep them happy see. Es if we've learned anything we've learned that espn does not care about keeping their fans happy. We know that that's why the keep giving work to my greenberg now. Is there a part of you that already misses the ability to just sit back and relax into the protective warm white glove mickey mouse any party feels that way i mean. Of course i I still tell people i work at. Espn just did not like a denier. Gets me in restaurants. Wow about you dan. did you go that route. You just pretend you're still and you just get all the benefits of disney without being there. I don't miss it. You do not miss it all not even set not not anything about it. I do not know. I'm happy to be free and untethered and not have to answer to anybody. It's not particular to disney. I'm happy to not have anything in the way of corporate overseeing you might be the exact polar opposite of my greenberg. You're the yen his yang. Think anybody in the world turns on the tv and they're like oh well my greenberg i got. I gotta stay tuned for this. I don't i don't think so. Does that the freedom that my greenberg has just to be as boring as he likes. Ever miss that. 'cause we weren't feel nothing towards my. He doesn't make people happy as maybe angry as corporations love him. He's just safe. He's like a living powerpoint presentation designated envious of that just the neutrality of the vanilla middle of the road that he gets to swim around in. There is something that is that is really safe about it that i am envious of greedy. Yes for i am. Envious of sports got is absolutely envious of all things migraine bird all of them. That true. you have greenberg envy. Why is that. Why do you have. I mean i have no idea why. Been bashing on him so hard for the last two minutes. We could start with a paycheck. I mean yeah. Yeah no i. Maybe that's why i'm bashing. I'm so hard. I'm pretty jealous. Is that why is that the main thrust of your jealousy. Yes the paycheck. It's the only part that's it no. It's not the only party. she's very polished. he's very he's on everything. You wanna be on everything i mean. This is a man who was hosted the nfl draft. He hosts get up. He's hosted the masters. I mean there's all properties. I'd like to be a part of and I i never will be stored. Masters has he. Yeah yes the masters brought to you by stugatz. I mean i would be interested our tune in for that to actually about okay. Let's get serious now. Walk me through the decision process of leaving. Espn though fellas. Because i know it had been a little rough for awhile there. Whenever i saw you dan you in particular had just had that dead. Look in your eyes. But what was the last straw. Was it then giving a tv show to eli manning because that would have done it to me. It was not giving it to eli manning. It was when chris. Cody the son of greg. Cody a lifelong friend of mine was let go. That was when the relationship was essentially over and we decided to end it amicably. I followed in and by amicably. You mean filled with bitterness. Of course. I understand that. I thought the most insulting thing was them. Moving you to espn plus me. When i heard that i was just disgusted i mean they know full well. There was no way that any reasonable human being would pay extra money to watch your show and then they move. You're there anyway. That was just callous. So now that your show is untethered. Boy you guys have really embraced the pirate theme over there. I mean you've leaned into that to the poor. It's bordering on cultural appropriation now. I know it's all fun and games. Where an eye patch and throw around yards and everything but some of us in the rooms begin on myself have actually had scurvy as i mentioned before so. It's not funny to me now. Fun noise at funny. That's how i lost one of my molars is scurvy so hate to turn the tables on sport radios social justice powerhouse. But do you feel like you potentially. Oh the pirate community and apology since you love apologizing so much lately we have probably gotten carried away with the whole pirate theme. It's probably been excessive. And i think this is a fine place for me to apologize for that as well to add it to my long list of apology. Just want to remind you that their culture is not a costume. Okay and it's not their responsibility to educate you to either. They don't have time. they're busy surviving and hunting. For treasure and such pillaging exactly looting. I'm very proud of you. Dan despite my teasing. I have been listening to this show. I'm proud of us. Well as to god's you both sound revitalized you finally have freedom freedom and you're you're using that freedom to talk about how free you are almost all the time and you know for a podcast run by bleeding heart liberal boy. You've been throwing that word freedom around. I mean a lot more than a proud boy to gun. Show so explain to me. What do you actually going to do with this freedom. What are what are the plans. Why think it's just gets to god's more and more opportunities to feed his greed. I believe that that is why my parents left cuba so that stugatz would have that ability that works for me whether it is what it's amounting to. And now this connects with the greenberg thing. The the envy over his money and the getting getting gas more money. Well i hope that works out. I'm a little bit wary. This all does feel a little bit. Like when i went to Occupy wall street a lot of inspiring talk about fighting corporations returning power to the people and it eventually devolved into people shooting into a bucket. Next hacky sack circle. Did that happen by the way during that twenty four hour marathon. Where people shitting in buckets. During that i did i shit in a red cup. Good aim should take years of pride you started with the bucket and eventually worked your way down to one of those red solo cups in jim. I think if you hold it close enough. You don't really need to aim it's not about you know dropping it ends about placing the cups or you can feel it right around your colon so to just drop shred in Yeah you sound like you're talking from experience. If you've done that now i haven't but i imagine you know it's like a soft serve ice cream situation you just sorta you put it right up there and just sort of let it spiral in jesus christ deck. She led a coun- swirling. You can like move your butt around so top it off. With some sprinkles it would depend on his bowel movement and what that looked like and and how much pliability it had. You're dead on as usual. Your analysis is impeccable. Well that twenty four hour marathon thing. It sure looked like it smelled like shit in there. So boy am. I glad i wasn't there in person. Stugatz how is this. Freedom affected you because i know that now. Dan is free to go on. Woke rand's without espn having a panic attack. But what does stu. Gods unleashed look like really the same exact thing. It looked like it. Espn and to be honest with you. You just don't change. You're just like the rocket gibraltar. I just wanna talk sports. I mean in ranked quarterback. That's i like to do. We're going to get to that in a minute. Oh wow get through. The psychoanalysis part actually speaking to god's greed. Congratulations fellas on draftkings. Giving you fifty million bucks. Mike was there any. Stipulations on that money did they say less stugatz. That would've made sense to me that they say all right. Here's a money but stugatz should quiet down anything. I haven't met anyone at draftkings. Really they just handed you fifty million bucks avenue. Even they didn't they didn't handed to me. They just sort of sprinkled it all over the business but we haven't gotten anything from draft kings yet. We have not gotten a single payment from draft kings yet. We are still hemorrhaging money. I have stood gotcha figured out how to get paid. did they sprinkle it much like Sheena sprinkles jimmy's over her poop and a solo cup. Kinda was the style of it. I just that's not true right. She got you haven't really gotten like you guys still your promised this money but you haven't received it yet. Is that correct. Well dan hazan. You really have held how he's gotten. It may have finagled something. I don't know at any point if the authorities. I've always assumed that that's the way this will end with a swat team or f. b. i. Agents rating the place. But we do not get paid by draft kings until the end of this month. For the month's work it will be our first payment from draftking except somehow stew has i mean maybe. The stipulation was less dan. What's going on. That might be. What happened here. I wasn't aware of it that they've been negotiating with stu gods. I did notice speaking of fear that some of the people in your crew. They disappeared after the twenty four hour marathon. I mean we're. They sacrificed to the draft. Kings be honest now was human part of what they want. We can't talk about what happened to my brian publicly. The lawyers have told us. But mike ryan has not been here since and we should. Just leave it at that all right. I'm mostly. This is an intervention to make. Sure buys all right. Which i'm getting actually. Maybe they aren't but that's fine. Mike's not all right to be clear. Mike is not in any way all right but the rest of us have survived it. I'm sorry to hear that. All kind of sarah that that banged on him and called him lazy and whiny i shouldn't even be sorry about it. I guess sir triumphant about it. 'cause you know not sure which may be combination of both. Jim struggles with male authority figures. I don't like anybody tell me what to do. Even if they're trying to help me out sometimes during the recording session he'll just scream out. Don't tell me what to fucking do. Dad at mike it's It actually might have been jim. That broke him. Make sure you're recording. I'm like fuck you you record record your own shit fucker say that tomb sure. Mike handles that well. maybe. I drove him away. I mean let's face it. I showed up and now he's gone. I mean maybe it's my fault. I'm ed to have that effect on people. Is that what happened is an intervention on mean. You here to tell me you know working with me anymore. I should tone it down. We're just here to help you. Because colin cowherd ghosted. You the heard. Thanks for clarifying. The heard Stu gods make sure you knew why do you think he got all that money from draftkings. That's the note that he hits again and again. All right moving on from this semi awkwardness you. Are you gotta big crew. You are amassing over there now. I mean my grant aside lots of former. Espn people all pows irs. Every time i turn on the show there's a new person that has joined the pirate crew stugatz. What is it about. Dan that draws people to him. I mean other than you know widely publicize access to to fifty million bucks. Which were jimmy. I think it's the loyalty. Jim the loyalty to everyone who works on this show at. They've that's that's the main draw the honesty the loyalty. You know everything that. I'm not right. Mass suggest that you bring kirk over next him kurkin because he's very susceptible to peer pressure. One time guys me and buster. Only we convinced him to eat a baseball. We said hey you like baseball. So much launch eat it and he did he unstitched it and ate the whole goddamn thing and he was sick for weeks so if he did that. You know you can convince him to come with you. Wanted to try kurkin. This assumes that we wouldn't want kerchief over here he's just under contract with somebody else he's got a good job. it's pretty well established. I don't know that he has any issues with anybody that he works with or four. And so i think he's very happy. But we'd love to have tim kirch in over here obviously. I don't think i'm tampering. When i say that you could convince him. He doesn't like his situation. He's like the stormtrooper with obi-wan-kenobi. Espn's not working out for you. Espn's not working. This isn't a job you're looking for. This isn't the job i'm looking for. It'd be real easy. I mean you know it's kinda touching you guys talk about how much it means to you that all these people are taking a chance on you and i want you guys to no kidding aside from the bottom of my heart i would drop you in a minute if i got a better offer. Just when she doesn't know that. I told you this before. I'm here for the money. I'm sure you think of me as the person most likely to betray you. Who else on your staff do you think would be second place to me. Who else is kind of likely to screw over anything. Well i think we agree on this. I think it's a consensus. It's me. I don't think that there's any ahead of you. I think that yes in fact. You're a distant second. Jim no matter how much you like money no matter how and could go without stating thank you. I think that stu gods absolutely is the king of of this particular draft king scenario. Thank you again. So stu gods system one who's in front of me most likely to just if a better offer comes along so long love attire. Well he flirted with greenberg he flirted with golick. He's flirted with tony bacilli. Who am i missing here. I do feel i've said this before. I'm william h macy in boogie nights. I keep showing up expecting him to be on the driveway with mike golic because he's finally left for greenie pastures. I'm still working on it. diana rossini's another one. So all right well. I guess dance happy. That didn't work out well. I certainly am not sure jury's still out i understand but i mean big plans for metal arc entertainment right long list of things. You guys wanna do podcasts. Tv shows Dinner wear line of days with your face on it. I forget if you actually said that last one but boy i personally can't wait to have my undercarriage sprayed clean by the dan lebed day. I really I want that to happen for me all right. We only have one sports. Freud talk about she note once you throw it out there on the table so unfortunately the big story of this year's nba playoffs has been the injuries. A record number of all stars have already miss playoff games this year and those injuries have played a huge part in the unexpected early exits for championship favorites. Like the brooklyn nets in los angeles lakers. Lebron james took to twitter to scold the nba brass for allowing such a short off season following the bubble. He said quote. They all didn't wanna listen to me about the start of the season. I knew exactly what would happen. I only wanted to protect. The wellbeing of the players which ultimately is the product and benefit of our game. These injuries aren't just a part of the game. It's the lack of pure rim rest before starting back up. I speak for the health of all of our players. And i hate to see this many injuries this time of year. Sorry fans wish you guys. We're seeing all your favorite guys right now. First of all pure rim rest the hell is then break from anal sex. I understand what that phrases. I mean dan. Now that you're a big businessman of your own. Do you have any more sympathy for the nba. Pushing their employees to the breaking point does it relentless pursuit of profit at the expense of human wellbeing. Make more sense to you now that you're rolling in in draftkings cash at least theoretically. I haven't been naive about these things historically but even i have been surprised at the way. The corporate greed has turned these bodies into disposable things that can be thrown into a meat grinder because it has soiled these. Nba playoffs for me. The obvious way that the bodies have been broken by the need to satisfy the television contracts. It's distorted the product the measurement and the champion for me. I'm surprised to say that. Actually folks can't see this because it's a podcast but the whole time dan wearing a top hat and has a monocle and he's not even sitting on a chair he's sitting on the stack of human beings. There's got pound up there. His crew and dan. It's not like these injuries are coming out of nowhere. I mean most of these guys who are heard guys a long history of injuries carry ad. In why i mean maybe it's simply that if these guys spend enough time in the playoffs together their injuries sync up. Like thermo like menstrual cycle. Maybe that's it like a menstrual cycle. Yeah like you know how. We'll get on the same cycle if they're around each other because they're pheromones ramones kick in and all of a sudden you know the kind of going at the same time. Maybe that's what's going on with these. nba injuries. You want to attack the menstrual cycle. I really don't know out to. We are shocked. That corporations jim Don't care about people and only wanna make money. I am shocked. That were shocked by that to be honest with you and the guy. I'm tired of seeing late in. The postseason is lebron. I mean i'm. I'm perfectly fine without these playoffs. Played out kevin durant. I have a new found respect for him. Because he's trotting around with jeff green and and blake griffin and so on perfectly fine like devon booker verse janas in the nba finals to me. That's fantastic totally agree. I'm disappointed in the injuries. I agree with you about the corporate greed. But i can't deny that there's a part of me. That's a little glad we're not going to see the nets in the finals. I mean 'cause that team when healthy was just so undeniably the super the super teams then winning a championship. That just would have been boring. And we like watching. Floyd mayweather beat up on rogan paul. All over again all right before you guys go gotta end the podcast like we always do a little game and the game we're gonna play. Today is directed. Ran stu gods and it's actually inspired by a moment from your podcast. she do. we have this clip. let's play the clip. The best graduating senior is the valedictorian v v. Why is that how you spell it starts with two v.'s. Silent be at the beginning. Oh is that what it. Yeah course everyone knows. What do you mean the v. valedictorian thinks valid vic. They won first place victoria. I spent my whole life in that. So stu gods you believe that. The word for valedictorian was actually valid. Victorian it's a term apparently so familiar with and we're so integrated into your daily vocabulary you needed to shorten it with a v. Said oh avi now stugatz. You're clearly very learned man. I mean it can't be that you're just some kind of blithering blathering idiot. Your mind must have been elsewhere. Specifically the victorian era. I mean that must have been what you were thinking about. So i'm gonna give you a chance to redeem yourself here with this little game which. We call valid victorian okay. That's the game. She is going to name famous historical figures and you will tell us if they were alive. During the victorian era or not in other words are they valid. Victorians or invalid victoria. Are you ready. I am ready all right. What is our first victoria. Oscar wilde oscar wilde the big. Oh to you. Yeah friends to say Valid victorian your rights. To god's he was alive in the victorian era boy. You are you big oscar wilde fan so i want to start you off easy. You do know who he is right on kidding aside. Are you picturing him. Living in a trash can talk and a big bird. You're not doing that as some follow up questions. Let's see if he knows who oscar while. I'm imagining him. Averaging a triple double for season that he's not oscar robertson. That's that's the big. Oh do you know. Oscar wilde is and what did he do what he famous for sculptor. Oh my goodness my goodness should've left it at him. Getting the answer right no. He was He was wonderful. Author and poet playwright. One of the wittiest men ever knew he was this. Do god's in the victorian era all right and number two victorian number two guy fawkes guy. Fawkes oxy boxy. I'm going to say Non valid victorian invalid or invalid of that we understand mustard gas which is part of what's concerning me now on our know what you're talking about through per se. I am with my dad. Just kind of blatter's. I understand what he means. You're right though. He was an invalid. Victorian he died in sixteen o six He was part of the failed. Gunpowder plot to blow up parliament. And i'm surprised you knew him. He didn't come through in the clutch. He's not a stugatz. Kinda guy you guys are gonna do it when it counts. Got guy fawkes. One of history's greatest chokers. I'm stunned. that. Stu gods his two for two right now. On the victorian age while thinking oscar wilde as a scope. i'm trying to figure out if his pauses are him texting or googling. Oh you're not cheating. He's counting his money. He's been doing this since we left. Espn every time you're not paying attention is because he's counting his money or checking his bank. I like my money organized. It has to be in a certain way. You know big bills the small bills stuff like that so now i i'm not trying to be rude. I am counting money and i'm to for to. He's also getting paid where you're not dan levitan. I don't understand what's going on over there right. Victorian number three charles dickens charles dickens nikki ticky we got foxy ago. They go and dickie earls dickens one of the all time greats boy i'm gonna say Dick ins is a valid victorian. I'm almost annoyed that you're right. You know what he did right. Do you know what it did you. Have you heard a charles dickens. My goodness what do you think charles. Dickens was famous for dickey as charles And he was not the round mound of rebound you can eliminate that i think was of me Poet maybe perhaps losing faith in humanity as i listen to gods You know well. He wrote he hilo books. perhaps the greatest novelist ever one of his great novels was great expectations. Mr dance something. I boy did not have going into this game with you. And i was right with no. You weren't right. He has exceeded every single expectation. He's got an everything right thousand while not knowing any of the people. You're talking about or anything about the victorian age much like jeff zucker at cnn. He has failed upwards each time. Let's go to victorian number four by picking a lot of people. This podcast victoria number four. This should be good okay. Florence nightingale florence nightingale flow. It's not the insurance lady. I wanna say invalid victorian finally. You're wrong. she is a valid victorian. I should've asked his earlier. Do you know what. The victorian era is are these. just these are just wild guesses. We've established that even know what the victorian era is. what. I'm talking about any ballpark win. It was the years. Michael vick played in the nfl. I thought you were saying victorino baseball. I thought you were actually going to go to cruise. Victor older depots years in indiana's when i thought you were going to do it was when queen victoria was alive and queen in england. Eighteen thirty seven dot nine hundred one. I'm sure this aclu right in and now you're going to get every answer from from now. On the cody era. There's more more. I'm really happy. There's more yeah. So my florence nightingale. Do you know what she did. Any any clue who she was name sounds familiar. Yeah i'm sure does singer no boy. She revolutionized nursing students in terms. You can understand. She changed the game. She's like the steph curry of nursing. She's shot morphine into people's arms from half court. You picture now that help thank you share. No problem we just have three more more awkward than i thought it was going to be also longer than the victorian era victim. Play that long. He did not know next one next victorian benjamin disraeli disraeli victorian or not she benjamin disraeli disraeli. Yes as opposed to all the other benjamin's from history of the euro I'm going to say that's a A valid victorian. Yeah that's right boy. I didn't i you know. I didn't have your pegged as a big disraeli. Heads to guts. I'm not even going to bother asking. You know it is. Because i know you don't. He is prime minister of the united kingdom. He was and he was the only jewish prime minister. So i would've considered a wrong answer so self hatred antisemitism already next victorian sheena m abundant emma bunsen Bundy lost art of bunting. Who am button. i'm going to say invalid victorian. You're absolutely right. This is crazy. Yeah he he's he's five or six. Do you know she was who abundant is any clue. Sad that is what you love about. Brock meyer is. I've been making fun of stu gods ever. Since we got went draftkings he's gotten lazier and lazier and one of his goto moves is just an incoherent mutter. That is not in any way broadcast understandable. Like that yeah. It's disturbing when you make that noise. Keep her hands. Ragging seem okay. Because is weird. Emma button is actually one of the spice girls she's baby spice specifically but the spice trade was very important to join england. So you know thought there might be. It was kind of a trick question. Why wasn't tricks. He wasn't any continues to not be tricked by any of these questions. That's true. I finally finally sheena last one. Alfred pennyworth alfred pennyworth henny penny. Bundy boxy alfie. What's it all about alfie. Another reference. I'm sure you don't get to say Invalid victoria it's so annoying because you have. You don't even know who alfred pennyworth would shack magic. He's batmans butler dope boy. I tell you something this you know something. I'm glad we did your six for seven. This is this. is this your whole career. He always win. You couldn't be a bigger idiot. You're wrong made noises you and nothing it was. Just it's it's three jeff and yet six for seven and you get paid and libertad dozen absolutely unbelievable. Play the entire game counting cash. You're an inspiration to me. thank you. Well did very well so your prize for this. Academic achievement is being named the valedictorian of valid victorians. Congratulations to you. I've lost a vote. Eleven the process so thanks. Thanks for being here this. i'm sorry. The cowherd ghosted you brock meyer. I'm sorry i wasn't now. I'm really sorry because the way this all worked out. I you know. I'm even more long for coward. I actually really. I've lost faith. And i thought you'd know like a couple of these people's to god's didn't realize it ruins the game correct when he gets six out of seven and ends up ruining the game lose. He knew no one got six out of seven. Ray i don't even understand. Jesus christ florida. I no good on your students guessing. Apparently go to vegas. That's my suggestion right now. The biggest right now and just you know guests. Black rid math favorite joke. I hate jokes when here joke. Yes a little bonus track. The listeners case cannot came onto hate. Joke is the one joke that makes me laugh. One joke so Guy wakes up. In the middle of night his ghostly voice ghostly voice millan we go. We took what the hill voices jutras good. I get stressed freak out. Leave the house. Leave leaves the house. So i won't bore you it. You supposed to stretch it out so that voice. Does you know but the voice tells them to get in the car and pack up all his stuff and first thing in the morning go to the bank and take out all his money that he owns. Flat vegas go to vegas goud. Who win win. Who took goes the wind hotel. The ghostly voices hoodoo led to kiss roulette table ghostly. Voices put it on bloomberg blah puts every penny he has on black wheel spins comes a red ghostly voice goes full only joe gallagher goes voice. Idiot s- right thought. He knew something but he didn't know. I just wanted to gamble. He was dead and miss gambling. Well that's the show folks be sure to check back with us again in two weeks for another installment of the jim. Brock meyer podcasts. And don't forget to hop skip and joe follow rate review. You don't even try anymore. Jim do not thanks to mike. Ryan log media and funnier die. We will see you all next time.

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The Big Suey: Public Pooping & Jim Brockmires Patriot League

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

34:45 min | 10 months ago

The Big Suey: Public Pooping & Jim Brockmires Patriot League

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No Way I missing something what am I missing the end of the story that face Chris. It's LICO. You made on the peanut Santa Habitual Liar. For All of the Big Swede I'm Chris Cody. SPN. Scott you made your first around the horn appearance in a while as things try and get a little more and more normal. You did it here from the studio and I'm pretty sure you were saying that you took a shower and the sink do I have that right because it? Yeah. Took a sink shower. Yeah. I war hat during the show yesterday and either get my. Hair right and you know I just I stuck my hands in the sake. Got Him really wet through it on my hair and and walked right into the studio in around the horn and I crushed it. All right. I need to explain to the audience here and Jim Brock Myers going to join us at the end of the Big Sioux you're gonNA WANNA stick around for that. But I want to explain to the audience the majestic wonder of the mighty stugatz because I love that he's always in character even when he's not in character because the character is actually him and so he goes on around the horn makes a mess of around the horn is cocky and swaggering on around the Horn wile instead of wearing his hat that is covered in all. Sorts of sweat. He has bathed in a sin and I need to explain Mike we need to explain all of us need to explain what this bathroom here at the Cleveland or that we share is because stugotz has access to a hotel room I'm not sure why he didn't take a shower I was looking for you you have the key, the one and only key. Hurting. The premise Godzilla everyone had been given key an access to that room that room is for everyone and. When I came in here after doing highly questionable was on my computer, it was just sitting here with I might add your bullseye dartboard and a whole bunch of helmets. The key was here right in front of everybody. Okay. Well, listen you know I'm hesitant I don't know which key is what you know I had a key I put it next to a couple of pieces of plastic my wallet, and then all of a sudden the key stopped working I don't WanNa touch your key because of what's going on with Cova. There's a lot of times they're and they're all lying care. For, yes, they're all pivoting lies amazing because he's so gifted at just being able to weave an instantaneous tapestry of lies but just understand that wouldn't have actually been very hard for Stugotz to take a shower in a shower. Yes, and Mike I need you to help me explain what's going on with that sink and that bathroom here at the clevelander because that's gives very little water. Your hands have to be a particular place and taking a shower even someone your size in that sink is an effort that would take a minute. I. Took me about fifteen minutes just so you know. That's honestly the most amazing part of this whole thing for me because go to that bathroom regularly not as regularly as I had hoped, but that's another story. But the careful Mike there have often been times where my hands are underneath this faucet for what feels like an eternity and if I get some water, it's just a little squirt. I just can't figure it out I get frustrated I just ended up hand sanitizing myself back in the studio. This brings up a major issue. I've had for a long time with the sink industry in the Faucet Industry that I think needs to be addressed and I'm glad we're here today. It's an important conversation for home bell and I am glad we're having well, here's the thing and you guys are aware of this sinks. In, public places, the faucets don't reach far enough out. So when you go to wash your hands, you have to be touching the back of the sink. Now six have a big bowl usually right I feel like it's not that difficult to make a faucet that reaches a quarter to halfway into the sink. I don't have these giant hands that like would take an entire sink I can work around it but these little faucets in the six that just a little a little. Basically like a waterfront in that, you drink from the just a little coming out into the sink where you have to be touching the back of the thing, and there's not enough water coming up why are Faucets and sinks not better proportionally why defies it's not go further into a sink does anyone else have this issue? It seems like I'm alone on well, what what I think people would be in agreement on is all of this stuff can be annoying and I, also think that we know the reason these thanks do a of water is to save water because you can't have public sings just running all. Day because somebody was selfish and irresponsible and just left the water running. Oh, you need a sink that gives you just a little bit of water but I don't know that I'm answering Billy's question because he's asking about the proportion of these things well, now, someone could trolls the water billy back in the day. I. Used to control the amount of water I used to turn it on I used to turn it off I, control the pressure. Now in our bed that you stick your hand on the thing and they send out as much water, they feel like sending it out and usually it's not a lot. Of someone doing it I love have a committee of a who are just giving you a of water anyway before I'll get back. You believe it's not a person. Dan You think it's actually a little sensor that Cuba passed and then all of a sudden turns on no way in Hell because sometimes you go like this thirty times worse and Worse ever. Back there in some of these places that has a little switch turning on and off the water and they just messed with you what's going on, come on wake up then fell asleep I mean you finally hit the nail on the head billy it's the annoying having to do thirty seconds of waving before you finally get water out of their. That's what I did I think it is patently ridiculous to think that there's a person back they're controlling the water however, there is a person back. There recording my every conversation in front of that sink neglecting their water duties to make sure that they're recording everything. But I want to get back to where we were. So at that sink, how would you other otherwise explain or describe that bathroom than the audience again, a reminder Brock Meyer going to join us at the end of this you don't want to miss a Brock Meyer when he makes an appearance around here orange described as aren yeah I was gonna say Orange and for MICA That's all it's orange for my I want you. So I just want to explain to everyone because his already truth be told Stugatz is tired. He's in a conflicted place because he badly wants television appearances, but he doesn't actually want to do it anymore like in terms of the amount of effort that goes into it, he just wants the fame with being on. TV. But he doesn't want actually and the at the end of the day he's tired and he doesn't want to sit see this looks like it looked at one time in our lives like the top of the sports food chain. But now we live inside it and so Scott walks down a hallway. Bathroom to be in a sad janitors closet to do around the horn after bathing in a single. So I want to explain everybody what the top of sports looks like. Now that we have climbed just the general sadness of everything that surrounds you before you do around the horn I'm applying my makeup. I mean there is so much sadness involved leading up and but when I get to the show. Your dream come true. It's Wanted. Wanted so much until the lights go on, we are so not the top I thought this might actually be the top stupid me I interviewed from Chelsea podcast I interviewed Chris Valor that's coming out this week that guy is at the absolute top talking PJ's talking multiple houses. He told me a story where he watched Champions League final in two thousand twelve, the Chelsea one and Sheryl Crow's house. He celebrated by jumping out of Sheryl. Crow's Pool Vascular and Chris I told you about this instagram of Chris Fowler my feeling I follow post game show in America. Chris. Fowler's Instagram. He does the subtle flex and I let them know hey, you do on purpose right where the camera angle is shooting up. At the cabinet and then increasingly UC emmy after Emmy after Emmy after Ami also appears to kilo of with meatballs. It's very weird decision by by Chris Fowler van does but this guy that guy he's at the top, you not the top well, the way that he just conducts himself in general as it regards television because when you were, you were directing that at us. You're not at the top he's bathing in a sink but in terms of the amount of work and respect that he applies to his craft, we're getting about what we deserve showering in a sink in a janitors closet with no prep. The ruin reality show you're right. You don't think Fowler's ever had to throw his hands at a sink what the hair a little bit. I guarantee you Mike. I, guarantee you. He's a landing. Yes he doesn't. Know How long he's been doing this. Now with billy his hair doesn't move you shower and a sink he showers and Sheryl Crowe swimming. I imagine when he came out of shearer swimming pools, hair looked exactly the same as it does. Cut The vein popping out of his arm or there's going to be video of this interview. I'm like, okay. Today was back Bicep Day and he responded every day as Bicep Day he he looks the part he famously any he revealed this confirm the legends that I've heard remember when he hosted College Game Day big shoes to fill receivers and he's filled in remarkably robbed Erdo prompt no prompter get out of here. No. Excellent, a television. We know this look there are a handful of people I. Think God I think people because. Because we make this look so stupid and because you do things like take a shower and the sink before going on around the Horn I think people think that the doing of television is easy and a it's not be i. don't like it. See it is a skill set that requires enormous talent to be calm on television. The Way Chris Fowler is the. Way Keith. Olbermann is the way Mike Tariq is best among them. I've ever seen in my life is Bob Costas? Just the doing of television where you went give me a moment that you've seen any one of those dudes flustered I I will start sweating immediately on television if I, feel how terrible things are going I mean we had the pink guy situation. I was GONNA say his eyeballs almost a lot of his head and he still did the Olympics like nothing was going on unflappable a play by play people. Their jobs obviously impossibly hard. You only need to put the TV on mute and try it yourself to know exactly how hard it is and how redundant it is. You sound but Chris once again. I'm doing libraries for his instagram. Now he was showing you his process before he was calling clemson Miami particulars right permit. He's like he's in Death Valley. He's like the preparation for this game already done Indus- but Kurkin I this is before the game got cancelled or hopping on the jet and go into Foxborough for Patriots. broncos. So he's in the booth in-depth Valley at two o'clock in the afternoon before primetime game and he. Is Watching film of the New England Patriots has his whole roster sheet out, which is name number college and Tidbit about every single player memorizing every single player hops on the jet after Clemson. Miami lands in Massachusetts wakes up to the news at all. That work that you did was for nothing hours of preparation. Games canceled. You're not calling that game that game's being shifted to Sunday waste of your time Chris Valor absolute pro. He was rewarded for with his first off week since one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight by jet. You name private jet Jay data right there at the top were not I mean you and I flew. We were in coach Mike was at first class. Wow. You're holding onto that one with some resentment aren't. Ravage. was sitting next to me one for four hours I. Wish was Vegas. Connecticut Oh and. And Dan gave is upgrade. Very nice it. Dan I just I remember feeling. That well, no. I remember feeling badly Dan that he was stuck next to be for any amount of time on an airplane. Hey. I was working out Bradley Airport Vegas decidedly, Not Vegas it felt like it to me I mean it was one of our I, I I the ESPN together. God's is doing a whole lot of when he starts speeding up and saw fingers all over the place You just saw a secret resentment that he had that revealed itself. You can keep making noises. Distract me it's just we keep pointing out. Wanting to move us and I want to stay here for a second to talk about your resentment about you because I've got in my contract that I fly first class that is something that was negotiated said. So what happened I think that was before the you've negotiated the first part of your contract. So, you. You fixed that you got your agent to make sure to get that based on the resentment of that experience. Let's backtrack for a second. Guillermo, please put this on the poll. Have you ever taken a sink shower? And I WANNA back to what it is that might get saying about how Chris Fowler and how the most professional broadcasters do their jobs because I think there's going to shift here during this particular endemic where you're going to see that this job is done differently by people because they've realized wait a minute we don't actually have to be there the quality will suffer, but we don't have to be. There we don't have to send broadcasters to a hotel with travel. We don't we and so you've already seen the degree of difficulty if you've been paying attention to baseball some of these people are there are people aren't aren't most of our people at ESPN or not there. So the degree of difficulty of doing that game, you might think it's easy. But what I'm telling you is these people not to. But these people put a lot of work before they appear on television into appearing on television. One of the reasons that I like radio so much better than television is just the spectacular inefficiency of television because you will have eight hours of meetings before half hour show and Barclays always throwing up his hands and saying what the Hell do you do this with me for like I'm here to be me like. What are you got me in a room studying all these college basketball teams during? March. Madness when all you got me here for is to be Barclay on television and no one in this meaning can do that and no matter how much time we spend this meeting none of you are going to be able to recreate what it is to be Charles Barkley on television I remember talking to Tim Kylie who A producer of that show and he realized early on that too much preparation for that crew is a bad thing. Just told Ernie turn on the microphones. But see this is what television is. It's one of the things I find. So maddening about ESPN. For example, this happened I think, I don't know whether it's two days ago I think it was fits and Yates were interviewing John Wall about the Dallas Cowboys and God he was clearly distracted and playing spades and. They never mentioned it. Why 'cause you respect your medium too much. You respect your interview guests too much. You just let it fly and instead all you got was awkward after awkward where if you'd call them on it. Not Respected. John Wall too much not respected television too much. If you had simply called him hair you playing cards. You'RE GONNA get an honest moment as opposed to what John Wall was doing, what you just a aboard interview giving cliche answers while asking for cards because he was distracted, you get his attention, you force him to. Play along but Television gets respected so much by others that it gets respected too much by the people who do it that's why there's so much self important in this business. That's why athletes are always walking into our settings and being like, why are you guys so insecure whatever those settings are like, why is there so much infighting coming from a locker room where anything goes and you're fighting dudes for money and you gotta be tougher than people they walk into our environments and are like you guys have all these meetings because you're scared you have eight hours of meetings because you're scared that something is going to happen on television. That's. Going to embarrass you I know how you would handle. John Wall doing that I found it funny that John Wall was doing that he's very clearly knows exactly what he's doing by doing that and probably goes more viral by playing it straight not everyone should pointed out I think sometimes it works better by people playing it straight fits and field could probably had fun with it but I'm curious to how most people would sort of handle that live on. But the reason I brought it up is because I, believe most people would absolutely not mention it like the the the bedrock at the center of our radio show. That makes it. If you do indeed believe it to be different is that when we have one of these catastrophic mistakes that don't happen on other shows because they're more prepared but if they did happen on those shows, most of them were just speed past it and not pay attention to it. We sink fully into when it is. Awful and it's one of the things that makes us. A little bit different, and also one of the things that makes us you know ESPN continually shrinking us because we don't represent their brand the way that they want to be fair to everybody else it happened says a hell of a lot more because we're not prepared that way because we don't treat this stuff like that's the rule we don't hide it either. Hold on a second, but also you're lazy like we can and we would like for us to be a little bit more. Who got the reason like think about what we're talking about? You're talking about Chris Fowler, private jets and everything else and still after fifty that dude is doing nine hours of prep before a game when you come in here and I ask you about last night's game and you haven't paid any attention to him. When I get Mondays we observations on Wednesday afternoon sometimes how Kershaw picture? Journalists Ben. Writer. And I wanNA tell you about my new podcast the edge last year. The Houston Astros were caught in a massive cheating scandal putting the legitimacy of their twenty seventeen world series in doubt. People who were there to figure out what happened why did the most innovative or? In the history of sports push itself, not just to the edge but over it listen to the edge on radio DOT COM, apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. There's no way. Kris van has morning breath right I think Benach is made by just him spitting into a container valor yeah. It's his spit. Yes. But if this is true, this is Chris Cody saying while we were on break there there's no way. Chris Fowler gets morning breath but as he was saying that and this is so very billy So very billy he asked the question. Do you guys look closely into air vents over the toilets in public restrooms to make sure no one is recording your. Everyone does that right? Old? Guy The guy who controls the water Never looked around the ceiling. I mean better start. Do that hotel bathrooms you start looking like. Is Everything. Okay. Here in the shower like I don't want this to be like a psycho situation, I don't like peeping on me while I'm in the shower you guys don't do this. Is there a market for that? Have you ever done anything where you just do it any thoughts? I gotta be honest. The thing that was most stunning about that story to me wasn't the billy scared that there's someone in event over his toilet. The thing that surprised me is that billy used a public restroom because I imagine billy wanting control of his environment so that it so no recorders or no fear we'll see pin. I've clogged many a public toilets Dan. It's not the way you think because if you think that I have L. D. stool in a public restroom, you're mistaken it's because of all the paper that I put down the to make sure that nothing touches me. Yup. Sometimes, you know those things that you would like three. To One. One with the little flap that goes down and one the top with the flap goes down in the front. Since we're here have you ever struggled with those things like your. Twenty minute battles with those what are they called? First of all, I got a lot of questions this on the poll please Lebatardshow, do you know what? One of those toilets sheets that you put over your public restroom? A sheet can do you know what that is what it's called because we don't have a name for it and they're very flimsy as well. Like they are the worst, you hate them because they're rough Chris like just because you're not giving me anything of substance you guys are giving me what what is the breath papers that you put in your mouth that melt on your tongue you guys listerine strips you're giving me a listerine strip to sit on as I shit. Yeah. It's like wax paper I never get it right to whenever I set it in there can't get the whole. Sometimes I'd Poe puncture the whole a little too much and it goes into the water and the whole thing gets weighted down and then all go gotta get another one. The problem is that it's a full circle it needs to be a horseshoe. I don't like that it comes across the front area I, always like chop that. So and then I try to get a little wet. So like sticks to the toilet like there's A little. Center part the center part that's connected to the top of the horseshoe in naturally goes into the toilet bowl. So the waterways it down Chris Correct me if I'm wrong, it does I we get rid of that center part, but I'm talking about the were like, all right. You know where your Gillette Sam sitting on the toilet wants you to visualize this I'm sitting on the toilet, the area where my my all. My run. please. Don't like that it goes fully across I like it to be like a horseshoe paper. So that way no blockage in my junk area hold on how do you guys the now I thought everyone did the same which side do you put down because that middle part on the toilet tissue goes down. So do you guys have that in the front or the back? Either the Front? The front I really. I think that's the proper way. I've always had it as a back person, and now sometimes when I have to double up behind in the back and the front. So you guys have the clean edge that gets ripped in the back and then the port the folds down in the front because my concern is if I'm sitting down and then you know while I'm there, sometimes I do a number one. Also, if I do a number one, what if it bounces off the paper and splashes back at me? So I always have that side. That's one of the reasons I think Chris is doing that where he's making us. Imagine him and his junk and everything else. But he he is cutting that part. I WanNa know if you guys believe because men can be a little repressed and while we like our toilet humor I, don't feel like this is a conversation anyone in the world has ever had I don't believe men have ever ever discuss. Hey how do you do this? Because we all seem to be stunned by the way the other one does it I think billy I think the reason he's fused is because I think billy's right. There's only one way to do this thing. I think it's the tongue portion of it has to be. From the back to the front. Combo. Uncomfortable by you calling tongue port going to put in front of the back Stu gods his grabbing one hold on a second before we get to Tony because Tony kind of recused himself from this conversation and Roy has been disgusted throughout the entirety of this conversation. Can I get a clarification on whether or not? You guys are dipping this toilet paper into the toilet because it sounded to billy and me it sounded like you guys were saying you're getting this wet where you're getting. Dipping it in the toilet you disconnected from the top horseshoe portion top for us back now for Billy I. Guess. Naturally, gravity takes its course and tugs at center portion down to the bowl. Now, some balls are deeper than others, Dan but most of the time for me that center portion finds itself into the bowl of water. So the very tip of Oh was connected to the top of the Horseshoe is now submerged in water weighing the horseshoe down a bit giving its ability however, sometimes, there's a miscalculation when you puncturing the whole and the whole thing falls in there because the center portion. Is Too wet do you follow? So all right well, it gets it might get Mike does get it but that's just walked into the room and we are not on television right now Robert I'm holding up for the guy, he's holding it up to the zoom and Okay. We are all talking about the same thing Stugotz is removing from the center. The donut hole of the toilet experience is removing of how streaky looking at it. You've already missed it out of you. How do you use that one? Do you horseshoe at what you do with that middle piece of paper that has meant clearly to get out of there. So I just kind of let it high down into the toilet. That's what I do. You think the way that it was devised as you just put it as it is, and you'd let the power of the shit puncture, the whole I. I'm not I've never been certain about that I don't know and my fear is my shit won't be powerful enough to break it open and then all of a sudden the she gets pushed back. It's interesting that that would be your fear because again where we started is billy's fear that someone is recording. All as. Well now that I'm looking at the wants to God's is holding now it seems clear cut like that's supposed to fold so that the tongue is in the front because it has like the little cuts on it that would match toilets now without going to the cross details of what's coming out of you maybe you should sit on it first and then you kind of just push down in the weight of your legs holds it in place, and then it won't rip the thing that bothers me also is when you put it down if you're one of those. With the little sensors and we've already talked about centers on what's actually going on there. But if you're one of those toilets with the sensors and you move just the wrong way, sometimes it'll suck the whole thing right off the seat before you can even. Solorio. Chris Cody has now emerged with his own arts and crafts. He is taking a regular sita sheet of paper and he has cut a hole in the middle of it. Chris. Cody explained to us what you've done here. Thank you. All right. So we take out this middle part I agree with all of you rip it. So this is what you have at an ideal situation. I. Know This is radio in that people get what I'm talking about whatever. Told on so I'll tell the audience Chris cody has a piece of paper in front of him and it looks kind of like a square. With a piece of paper in the Middle Missing. So you've got like a square doughnut situation I think the ideal situation for when you go poop what using one of these things you rip this portion, the top worshiping so that you'll. Horse you got the horseshoe and the ideal situation is you know with saliva maybe a little toilet water, you get this toy or a toilet water. Water he is. He is. He i. Don't repeat unless you tried it. Okay here. You put now wants to get this part a little wet when you put it on the toilet. At heeds. It's still. Together. I mean you play you get this a little wet and then you put it on the two hundred and then at six all of a sudden. You don't ever. Water. All right. Every ever sprinkled a little number one on there just to make sure that it's not thirty years natural Houston. Yeah. was anyone else made uncomfortable by the number of times the middle piece of paper was called a tongue. Yes. The tongue weight has anyone tried it the way that I referred to earlier where you shit just powers through it like a high school football team before homecoming leave in the locker room it's too dangerous for me I mean, it is dangerous. Yeah. I'm telling you my shits I. Don't think my shits get a breakthrough. Is it just GonNa sit there and like a Hammock? We need to be game show a nice comfy. Hammock. The rest. All right, everybody. Let's just stop there. We'll pick it up during the national show and I want to Segue from here into the promised Brock Meyer we told you that Brock Meyer was going to be on with us and to God sees a part of a new thing now, and I don't really understand why he's doing it but you miss basketball are you are you missing with the heat gave such a fun run it made it feel slightly close to normal for a couple of months you find yourself basketball not really I mean I'll get there eventually I'm not there yet perhaps. Because the season just ended and because we have football and perhaps because you never cared that much to begin with and told us before it ever started that you didn't really care about who the champion was anymore. All you did the rest of the time was keep your eye on the bubble I did fake Jim I'm miss the pageantry of the bubble, the the graphics on the on the court to tell you who's at home the messages on jerseys, a player stepping out of bounds and the referee's not calling in I. Miss It all day Andre Iguodala fouling three point shooter. Take back to time now, right. So Brock Meyer, those guys because some people do Miss Basketball Brock Myer actually found and I don't know how all of this happened. I don't know why he's involved in this. I'll ask him in a second, but he's doing a competing league for those people who kind of Miss what is that? We just experienced he's doing play by play for a competing basketball league. So I guess we should welcome welcome him in now. And ask him to begin with what it is and why are you doing this Brock Meyer. Thanks guys I gotta just say as a preamble, but I didn't really understand what I was getting into when I took the job with this league. But I was to be very honest very deeply in debt. They're offering a surprisingly large amount of money apparently wanted to lease owners very successful and influential slum Lord. So I was pretty taken aback by the whole thing. By how white delete is Showed up for the first game I thought for a moment I'd stumbled into a barnstorming Mormon Church but this league may not have the superstars, but it features very good fundamental basketball. Then you will not see a better chess pass or or screens or jump balls anywhere. In fact that is the League slogan chess passes screen and jump balls and the players board they love America. I mean, the NBA has messages on their jerseys about all the problems of American but the Patriot League as messages about how great this nation is and ways they believe we can make it even better. So I don't know any of the players names because they're a bunch of nobodies but I just read the messages you know on their jerseys and boy the fans love it. So I think we have a little bit of it. Or You have an audit pretty exciting game to him. They see he's got an audio clip. All right. Let's listen to an audio clip of Brock Meyer during the Patriot. League if you Miss Basketball. Hello fans rock star of the second quarter with the amarillo freedoms leaving the Little Rock Stars and Stripes Fourteen to ten blue lives. Matter of all court those Chris Bounce Pass to arm the teachers he quickly hands it off to stop persecuting man smothering defense way there by climate change the Chinese hopes and abortion is murder just evolved to George Soros created aides who shoots and he misses ball rebounded by its Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve You more on who throws a long pass to taxes. Confiscation were immediately kicks it out to public schools match out gay blue laser two points after new. Public. Schools turn out gay was recently inserted into the story. Of Jesus owned o'clock mood is definitely paid off the team Oh boss stripped clean by Olive Cunanan. Goes for the Doug Annie's rejected. He is rejected right by the RIM and only appears to be hurt, oh, he's grabbing his back. Coach causing sub sub in I. believe that's bring back the gold standard and that's the Clintons Killed Michael. Jackson. That's right. Folks going small. And the freedoms of answered back by sending a whole new five led by the UN wants to steal my Bible. NATO is a pedophile ring and the earth is six thousand years old, and immediately this unit is court pressing Oh my and gave me colon cancer and Ted Cruz please please sleep with my wife are double teaming the devil uses the metric system and they still all they throw it to sesame street is a Jewish conspiracy make our kids join isis who pros. Tom, Miss with a scrappy to guard who is comforted by his teammates. I believe in the death penalty for minors disabled and Leave I. I get confused and then I get angry. Oh, you gotTa love that team. Spirit. Can't wait to get some more of that league hopefully that'll happen soon.

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Nfl fans are probably anxious to find out. What's going on. Because watson has been the story of the off season he's made it quite clear doesn't wanna play for the texans although we don't know for sure there are inside or reports that the team is now considering making a move. I don't know how you can do that. It's got to be put on. Hold your team interested in him. Or even the texans interested in moving him. But i don't want to rush to judgement one way or another right now. Teams including the texans are gathering facts. The nfl says that it's going to investigate this. And that could take weeks could take months. And therefore it's probably of very very slight chance to shawn watson would be traded prior to the draft. But we'll be patient because it's an impactful story and to impact will the story to take lightly but the lawyer for those who are filing. These charges has come out to say his name. Is tony busby. He claims that he has nine clients. Who have assault claims against shawn. Watson he's He's keeping public. He's making sure that it's out there. All the information is out there and the question is what is next for the texans. What is next for the nfl. And certainly. what's next for shawn watson. Eight seven seven three. Dp show email address tps. Dan patrick dot com twitter handle at dp show The colts introduced carson wentz. Yesterday i think they were trying to make it a Team friendly press conference. There was a report that the philadelphia eagle reporters were not allowed to be asking questions in this press conference so they were trying to move on from the philadelphia eagles. Here's carson wentz talking about what happened in philadelphia. I'm not gonna sugar coat. It wasn't fun you know. It's it's not fun when you know things were going so well for years and you know all those things and Obviously the super bowl and all the things that happened you know and not being out there on the field having injuries a lot of things that just don't know why things happen or why they went the way they did. And you know as a man you have to. You have to look yourself in the mirror and you know. Learn from it. And hopefully this is a reboot for him. He's reunited with frank reich is former offensive coordinator in philadelphia and they got a very good team. That team is ready to win now. And if carson wentz lives up to his end of the bargain they will be a dangerous playoff team. Mclovin poll question for me. Of course i do. Nca tournament time. So that means one thing. Would you rather have christian lighteners amateur career or his pro career. That's what we settled on. You settled on that today. Yes it's chris. Ncaa tournament in what. Some one person who comes to mind tournament time is it is so it's as amateur college career. I gave amateur so he can get the gold medal in there too. Oh okay i was going to include that in there. Yeah paulie. I'm confused by this. So you're saying instead of taking being four time all american most outstanding player in a couple of championships in college and a metal with the gold medal of the dream team. I would take his year scoring fourteen and six with a timber wolves or nineteen and eight with the and you don't get the money with leitner but see you have to include the money. Then it's not even a question. I think the room is still split. Wait if i said you could have an leitner. Made under seventy million dollars in his career. Sixty five million dollars in his career and he played fifteen. Years was an all star. Four times or would you rather be known as one win a couple of national titles and be known as one of the five greatest college players of all time seton. You're taking the the pro later. I'm taking sixty million dollars if again. Okay absolutely okay. Hundred percent anybody taking christian leitner the collegiate career paulius in a second. He's got immortality. You can make a lot of money off what he did in college. I'm sure he would have even if he didn't play minute in the pros. If you could make seventy million dollars in immortal. And i would like. I would like four years of greatness household name greatness. Yeah okay. i'll take a whole lifetime on against somewhere made it to the nba. So you're good enough. You're already one of the one percent again more ways than one. i guess. That's our poll question today. I think it's interesting like tip. Tibo made a lot of money off his college career making a lot of money. Yeah he's still is not seventy million. Well maybe i don't know. I don't know i thought you know. Would you rather be tyler hands. Rower kyle korver was a pretty good one. I don't think anybody in america's doing that one today we have someone did. I wouldn't be surprised if thinking which crew which would you rather have wayne turner's career or robert. Ory dante diva kenzo or theo. Ratliff adam morrison or kevin durant. Nobody's probably bringing that up today. All right let me see. We'll get phone calls coming up last night there. There was an incident last night in the michigan state. Ucla game and i. I don't know maybe incident is is. This was something caught on camera by the way we want to say. Good morning to our newest affiliate fox sports radio one zero three point five. Fm and am the game in spokane washington. Home of the gonzaga bulldogs. So there is a moment right before halftime. Ucla in michigan state and tom izzo was upset that one of his players made a mistake on defense and he went after the player got in the players. Face grab the player and then they had a little bit of a moment. They're in the tunnel going into the locker room. Here's coaches oh talking about that moment. You guys are beautiful. Yeah he missed the play. And i told him and he walked away and so i told him come back. I mean we went through this couple of years ago. A game like that. That's the question you're gonna ask me. I'll guess i'll answer it because media has the right to ask whatever question but we'll get him in here and you can ask him. It was it was a normal nothing. Just that This day and age. Everything's something and the players gay brown and it's not a good look. You know coaches always will tell their players. They're always saying you gotta keep. Your composure. loses his cool but he he didn't. He was upset that he made a mistake so in the moment he knew that he made a mistake. Coach izzo runs over and then gets in his face and then the player walks away and then he grabs him and then they have a moment again and then they go into the locker room. I don't know what happened in the locker room but the coach has got to understand. You're on camera way to the locker room. If you wanna that this out you wanna say something to the player. And i know that this is the old school when i should be sticking up for tom. Izzo the old school way things. It's not a good look. He can mean well he can love his kids. Bob knight used to tell everybody loved his kids. I love them. I love them so much. Okay it's not the worst thing in the world is oh did last night but this is a new era. A new generation of kids. When i was growing up the football coaches at my high school thought nothing of grabbing your face mask rattling you around or basketball coaches in what they would do in punish you and it was called punishment back then last night. It's an intense game. It's a play in game. You're upset with what he did. The player gay brown was upset with what he knew. He made a mistake. Get to the locker room. That's all just because that's the way it used to be doesn't mean that's the way it is now or can be now. And why don't we say two coaches. Keep your composure. You're the grown a-. As great as bob knight was he couldn't keep his composure. You're the grownup. But you want your kids to have composure. And i don't agree with it. You set the example. And tom izzo wants to be upset. There's a better way to handle it in my opinion just not a good look and and i'm sure i'm going to get the purest or the old school all your soft now. I went through all of this. I get it i saw. But that doesn't mean that's the way to communicate. It's a teaching moment. These coaches talk about being teachers. It's a teaching moment. That's not how you teach. The teaching moment is gave. Let's go talk about this. Go in the locker room and talk about this and yes. It happened a couple years ago. And i'm sure it's not a big deal and i know draymond. Green went to michigan state and he came out and said everybody. Just relax here. okay. I get it. I love having. Tom izzo on known him for twenty five years. Maybe even longer. I didn't play for him. I don't know how demanding he is. I know he cares. Is players do love him. You don't hear players talking about coach izzo former players if they do it's in a positive light it was just okay. You made a mistake. It's not the end of the world. It's just if you ask me my opinion on it. He made a mistake. It's a bad look. It truly is a bad. Look when bob knight grabs his son by the jersey to pull him off the floor. He loves his son. It's a bad look. It's a teaching moment. The tom izzo you know he can laugh about it if he wants to. Okay gay brown. Maybe he laughed about. It said it wasn't a big deal. I get it's heat of the moment. There are a lot of things that happen. But that doesn't mean it should be accepted as well heat of the moment and when you grab his jersey. I know as a player. You're not supposed. Turn your back on your coach. Don't walk away from your coach. I understand all those things. I got thrown out of a game. They got thrown out of a game by my coach. Because i rolled my eyes. Because i just been taken out of again told me to shower first quarter shower. I rolled my eyes again. But that doesn't mean that that that's the way it needs to be done teaching moment than teach. Let's see what else do we have here. Mclovin we're going to stay with that poll question. We got our brackets there. Salisbury will jones coming up. Let me see. we have another poll. Option okay pauly. Put this out there yesterday. we never got to it. Would you rather your alma mater. Now i should be fair to the situation if you guys think differently because look we're transparent here and if you guys feel differently than final listen to what you have to say. Yeah paulie i didn't see it live. I heard the the reaction to it on social media and on radio this morning and then i clicked on it. I go. that's all there was. But i also agree with you dan it. It's none of it's necessary. But i didn't think what is it did was physically overt. I guess it'd be the phrase. I'm looking for the kid water. We compare a little. Pull the arm guy. Six to twenty. He can handle a little pulled. The arm from tom izzo. I don't want him pulling on the jersey. Well he's like well. I guess just for me. I didn't play high end sports. I know maybe. I don't understand but it didn't bother that much like he's just trying to get the hey stay here. Let's talk about this. You wanna yell at me. I'm fine with it. You can stay here and talk to me. Yeah seton had similar experience the paul. I didn't see it in the moment. And then i have heard all of the reaction to it. So i went back and watched it and was pretty surprised that i was like wow. That's that's what this whole fuss is about. Is that moment. It seems like a pretty huge overreaction to me well. I don't know what everybody elses reaction is around the country you know. Who does this for a living. This is just my reaction to. I'm not reacting to their reaction but you're right. There are people who have gets a big headline there. That's the headline from ucla in michigan state. That people are talking about this. It's just a bad look. It's just a bad moment there. And thomas who's going the hall of fame and i'm sure that he'll have know. The audience would be littered with former players because they love. But this bad moment. I can't even put it. I can't even mentioned bob knight to name or even associated with what i saw from tom. Izzo those are might as well be on different planets of and lack of control. But people talk about. Bob knight loved his players and they graduated. Make what we look at his love or caring compassion. A coaching image. From coach to coach is there are some that are easy going and there are some that get caught up in the game. They sort of lose themselves in the game. Now is that egregious. What tommaso did last night have. I spent more time on it than i thought it going to. Yes yes in the moment. I can understand brown when play being angry and embarrassed but that showed a lot of disrespect. I know we're in the world of you know can't touch your students. You can't put your hands on the player but you know a little tug on the back. When he's it's tom izzo any coach. You've got to show enough. Perspective to coach is calling attention. Unfortunately cameras picked it up in the locker room. You need to stop in and face the coach and let him say what he has to say and senator walking past him even though you know you wrong and mr switch and you're embarrassed angry if you were to the costa turn around and look i liked. Claire have a bad moment. can okay. But we're putting this all on the player. I think in that moment you just need to turn around and let the coach whatever yell at you and say but to just walk past him like that especially. Someone is accomplished as time to me. That should have just turned around led his out of state. yes yeah. I can't even really tell from that video of tom. Izzo pulls on his arm or the players doing like get off me kind of jersey i so he pulls on his arm at one point and then he moves them away then. Tom izzo has his jersey and the player knocks his hand off his jersey and tom izzo goes up to him again and and grabs him and turns them around. I mean to me. It looked more like the player was like doing like kept saying. Get off me kind of thing and let me walk away rather than tom. Izzo being that forceful with them. I i don't know. I think the player new the players upset the players. Walk into the locker room where you can discuss these things as a team. And that's how it that that's how you handle them. Not let me get on the floor right away after you made that mistake. I'll be right in your face. And then he's like no no. I don't wanna talk. I know i made a mistake. I want to go to lock your mclovin. Yeah i actually lean towards what you originally said. And i have parvez personalized sum. I didn't like my coaches. I thought that they had this attitude like that was just really appropriate. That i thought was dated. This felt dated this move to me. I never thought about this before but we never see this professional sports and it's interesting that this guy is six foot eight two hundred twenty pounds. He's probably twenty one years old but if he was one year older and playing for the memphis grizzlies. The coach would never grabbed him by the arm and vice versa and it would be like an international incident for some reason with college. Athletics is just. It's almost like a a weird tradition. Yet control yes your career and your controlling a eighteen year old has been given to from family. Almost i'm not trying to get to this but it would never happen in the nba. You would never see brad stevens. Grab jaylen brown to get over here. It never happens. Their coaches are just different with professionals. Were they don't have control they can have you fired. They're expendable the coaches are expendable kind like really makes a mockery of the whole like. Hey they're not doing it for. They get scholarships like scholarship. Doesn't really mean anything to kids like that. In some in some way when right the control is still all in the university. It's all in the coach and they can take that scholarship away just as fast as they give it to you just like they are and i think it's a good point that read this the control that they have over these kids even to the point where they can be physical with them putting their hands crazy. Yeah i if tom izzo was on i would say the same thing too and i. He's always a great guest. I've always enjoyed him. I have great respect for him. It's not a capital offence. It's it's not agreed. I just don't like it. I don't like the look. I don't like the look for tom. Izzo that's all now Robert in sacramento. Hey robert thanks for having me on. Hey guys thanks a lot and You know i watching that last night. I'm a big bruin fan thrilled. They want but i think what made it. I don't use the word. Escalating was when the player went back at is a when his was yelling at him and got into his face. And you talk about a new era and that's something that we didn't see twenty years ago players never got back in a coach's face and i think that's where the overreaction is coming that you never see an exchange between player and coach and this and we're gonna see more and more of it as we have these older coaches that do have that older mentality if you will not calling you old of course but that older mentality. I agree with you. It's a bad. Look these coaches are going to have to grow thicker skin or stop getting so abrasive that way because those kids are not gonna take it anymore. Yeah and look. I've had a couple of people who've tweeted one. That said brown was not admitting he made a mistake. He was blaming his teammates and yelling at his coach. Tom izzo did nothing wrong. Okay that's how you saw it. I don't know what was said. We've invited tom izzo. Why would wanna have him on the show. But i you know i don't know what was said. I don't know how it was said. I don't know if gay brown was saying. Hey it's not my fault. It's his fault okay. Was it his teammates fault. I don't know but it's just a bad. Look i like his. Oh i don't like the look for izzo that's all. I spent far more time on this than i thought i was going to. But because it's not a big deal given everything that's going on but it. But i didn't want shy away from it. It's worth talking about these things but you know for me. I didn't think it was big deal. I think that you really hit on something. Just save it for the locker room. You don't have to do this right there on the in the ramp or out on the court or anything like that. Just have your conversation in the locker room. Let their let your player get his composure. Take a couple of breaths make thirty seconds away from the situation and just handle it in the locker room. You wait another minute and you still accomplish what you want to accomplish in running out on the floor. Okay now it becomes something and now. He's embarrassed he's angry. And then you have a confrontation there. Then you know you're in the tunnel there you not even in the locker room. I've had coaches coach before. Who was so mad at me. I didn't know he was so mad at me until we got locker room. And he just aired me out but at least it was in the locker room with my teammates. It wasn't something where it was on the floor where your parents are watching. Yep on as a youth sitting on a bench. I rarely incurred the wrath of any coaches. I really can't discuss this too much. Thank you we'll get to more phone calls eight seven seven three. Dp show reminders stupid. Patrick dot com twitter handle the dp. Show the legendary broadcaster. Jim brock meyer will join us coming up in an hour from now. We'll come back. We'll talk to sean salisbury. The football implications of what's going on in houston with shawn watson twenty three after the hour. Dan patrick show. Thanks for listening to the dan. 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It slides out bottom right corner and you are good to go more phone calls coming up and the legendary broadcaster. Jim brock meyer will join us on the program. He's the host of the sean salisbury. Show every morning. Monday through friday on sports. Talk seven ninety in houston. Sean mentioned the last two hours. I'm not gonna litigated this. This isn't about. I'm not court. Tv this is just me in my level of expertise is the football aspect of deshaun watson and where the houston texans are so we appreciate you joining us and i hope you understand how i'm coming at this. I don't care how salacious the details are. The allegations are serious here. But what is the mood what do you. What's the local reaction here in. Houston with going on to shown watson get data and i'm with you. You know the responsibility that goes with. I don't know in. This is about the sports part because it's a very sensitive serious situation for both sides and and they all deserve due process standards a very well. If you want controversy and stuff that's gone on houston seems to be the place to find at the last year when it comes to sports and this is obviously to another level of seriousness I there's a there's a mixed and there's a like we're talking about when it comes to the legality of it of leading due process take but when it comes to sports process of you know there's conspiracy theories and there's what are the texans gonna do now. Was this plant. You hear it all and now if you're a team that was interested into sean. Were team was. It was interesting to shawn watson. are you still Are the texans now. Themselves in position where the value of him goes down. What's going to happen with the commissioner. There is a very there. Have been very sensitive here and it's like the fans here in the local talk here is hard to fathom knowing what you you know going into this. Just six months ago had signed a new contract and he was the darling of this town and obviously still deserves due process. But if i think it's more gut wrenching than anything that people can't believe there in this position whether it's true or whether it's not down i know the texans have said publicly there on trading him and they're not entertaining offers. Do you think the texans have entertained. Offers under shawn watson. I do and i don't that that's just my opinion dan and haven't been in this business in the sports business and seeing it for a long time they'd be stupid not to i'm talking about this is pre all this even with this to not take calls. Why wouldn't you you. You always the phone. I'm answering the phone. No matter what now. I understand to shawn watson. The player is phenomenal and it would take a hall to get him. But why wouldn't you take calls on the did. It's your business you gotta do. What's best for your team. If somebody wanted to call it off your six first rounders you gotta listen. So i do believe in my heart whether they're serious and accepting them we're going to trade him. I understand why they'd want to draw a line in the sand. Say listen we're not trade in this guy is a big time asset in the league is a football player. But i also know in my mind that you'd be an idiot not to take calls on a guy and just file them away. Considering you may get one that you just can't turn down. So i i believe in my heart while they may tell us one thing that they are taking. Because that's a good business. Move to take calls on an asset. Like to sean. How much credibility has he built up in the city prior to walter this. How is shawn watson. Viewed on and off the field biggest star in the town dan. I mean off the field of charitable guy cared involved in now some of the restaurants and stuff he was held in the highest regard could hold a player in this town. I mean in the past. You know elijah. Juan has been held such high regard. There's been so many that have come through. He was a guy that basically could do wrong. And dan when this first started about him not wanting to play here. It's it was like ninety percent of their damn near one hundred percent of the people. I talked to were all all watson all the time right now. I don't know how that's changed with this on the perception. Not the not guilty on the perception of it. But i have heard more whispers. You know on my show of people calling in and saying man. I started out to sean can do no wrong but now as they continue to come out that it makes like anybody say what happened here. How did it get to this point on both sides so but dan he and there's people that are going to do as we should let due process take its course but this guy was held just as you can imagine somebody in other cities around the country their star shawn watson. Was that guy to this city and in many points for some people still is at least even the last few days of people that have called in my show who runs this franchise like who is the person. That's in charge of everything. If i had money and had to bet it dan i would say that. The guy who's running this franchise. Since jack easterby i would i. I don't think you're making many decisions. That aren't run by his desk. Now i know the what's his role. Well we don't know who came from a chaplain put it this way of guys that are in the his position of power very few have had a resume as empty to be in that position of power. Now i've never met him. I'm always willing to give a guy benefit out now. You all these articles. That have come out on the dysfunction in the franchise and jack. But i can't fathom with decisions have been made about not only players dan but people from equipment staff everything. I don't believe i think nick. Caserio is making a lot of these senators as he should because his resume says top-shelf and should be in this position. He should be the one making all the decisions when it comes to football. But bill belichick's admit jack's not a personnel guy and i think kalmyk near but he's a former team chaplain. Yes right yes yes. He is a character coach but he is found a way in this thing. Just from our knowledge in the way people are talking and things i've read and heard that there's very few things that are going by or decisions that are being made on anything in that building that jack doesn't have insight and so i actually think well cal signs the checks. I think jack's making most of the decisions. And they're letting. Nick do the football stuff. But i don't believe nick making football decisions just based on. Here's what i want. I think you're clear and everything. And if shawn watson were to stay or get traded. No matter where this goes dan. I think the jack easterby would be a guy who's going to have a lot of san there as the dysfunction and quite frankly the the talk of a cultish feeling in the building is this is all pre. All this stuff that's going on now is part of it now. There's people who swear by jack easterby in his past but here he's become he's become the guy that that people would want out and i talked to a guy and i asked to be if you had to make the decision watson or easterby of counting had to make that decision pre all this controversy. He said he believes that cow would choose. Jack easterby over shawn watson pre all this stuff happening. He's chun salisbury. The morning host. Sean salisbury shows. Were chuck seventy in houston couple of their football items here. Arizona cardinals got older. They get better. I do think so. They got older. But dan i know youth matters but also believe that that teams lacking something. It's with fits their obviously keeps adding. Jj watt you're adding character. You're adding guys who can may not give it to you for the hudson the whole group. I actually do think got better. And if tyler. Marie elevates his play the i think that there is a definite threat me in the nfc. West rams are good depending on. What happens with russell wilson. But i do think while older now. Dan talked me and five. Years will have a different conversation but in the urgent. I don't think there's any question that locker room will feel different and the performance will be better because they will raise the entities veterans. dave added. We'll raise the energy and performance of some of these young players. They did get better. I know that the bears and seahawks didn't want the information brought out that. I reported on what they offered for russell wilson but it is out there. I'm just curious though sean. i don't understand. Why the seahawks. John schneider will sit down with the bears. Jim ryan pace and listen to a trade offer. As l- peter king said last hour will maybe. It's just know professional courtesy there okay professional courtesy. You're gonna listen to a trade offer for us. It was and then you don't count or anything like so. What was the purpose of that. That's the disrespect of it. If i'm going to listen to your offer professional courtesy donut least as a response back to you. Yeah i made it offer could do county listen to more picks right dan. Here's why i. I'm not there but my thought is the reason why he's entertaining the offer because they would be interested if it was something couldn't refuse now i i've i've said you work your whole career to find a guy like russell wilson shawn watson or patrick mahomes player. Why do i want to give him up only to try and find it again and the bears. They haven't got that quarterback position. Right dan for forever forever and if you had a chance to give up three ones and they seattle would have taken it. You jump all over that restless and thing because there's no guarantee with the picks but yeah i i personally think if i was chicago. You know what. I'd do. Dan i i called back and i say well what if i added another sack around ticks or added a second round. Pick to this or another player and see if you could actually get shot or say. Oh you want to beat a counter. Of course but dan to me i would throw it. Andy dalton he just got there. I'd say in the red ripe ready pop gutter the red but shannon. Whatever you wanna call it. i'm with you. what and can you imagine what it instantly does for the bears. If russell wilson was in uniform for them i get why seattle's not but i believe like the texans seattle got an offer they couldn't refuse. You have to consider it. A counteroffer would be nice if you're seattle and if you don't want her then don't answer the phone and don't discuss trades if you're not interested in taking a trade great to talk to you sean. Have a great weekend and a strap in there all day. I got the roller coaster double ride strategy by the way. You didn't want to talk final four. Today dan thought that'd be brackets that no winning it real quick. I don't know you don't know. I've i've seen your jump shot. I got you price saving. I got an hour. And a half before. I am to make it official. Oh my cut into your your predicted late. The show my god how houston cougars doing. They're really really good. They're going they're going to play illinois for a trip to the final four there. You go. kelvin. Sampson will have them. Ready to play. And sean good basketball player in high school. Yeah yeah yeah. The was the first owner was no no. But you were you were. What did you average in in highschool twenty six and a half two thousand five and a half points. I was physical though nasty on the glass hop all that now you can jump higher. You could slide a piece of paper under my word. Early newer tyler hands row before tyler hands row i was. I was the jack sick horn. Hank i liked that. I liked that jacksonville. Good high school. Yeah the retire your jersey in highschool my football jersey. I cannot believe my baseball and basketball jersey aren't hanging in there. There's gonna be a problem because that's as close to any other jersey retirement. I'll ever get other than possibly the winnipeg blue bombers jobe. How many touchdown passes you throw your senior year. I have no idea no clue. I could tell how many points i scored. Football's dan. i don't know. I can't name eight completions in high school but i can say every jump shot dr home run. I hit can. I don't know anything about football. Maybe i wanna forget it but no no because you look. He went to usc. You were one of the more highly recruited quarterbacks in the country. It's i mean log time ago. Yes seton do. We need to start a movement that Like escondido high or wherever. Excuse me are in orange. Orange glen high orange glen high g reggie bush was asking. Oh he was helix bill bill. O'brien chaplains i remind. Bill walton all the time. When i see him that i passed him on the all-time san diego county scoring lists okay. I did now. I don't know who's better the big red header me as far as basketball in highschool probably probably wall. Okay yeah orange. Good pay. We gotta start. We hit the ground swells. Gotta build retired the basketball. Then i appreciate your brother sean salisbury. And by the way. I joke with sean all the time. Sean was a great high school quarterback. All american went to usc men. Of course the became just a good quarterback and then went into the nfl. Little bit cfl won a grey cup and he tells me all the time but he didn't never talked about football always wanted. Tell me best basketball career. We'll take a break. Your phone calls coming up and back after this on the dan patrick show. Thanks for listening to the dan. Patrick show podcast be sure to catch us live every weekday morning nine until noon eastern six to nine pacific on fox sports radio and you can find us on the iheartradio app at fsr or stream. It live on the peacock out guys care about more than just sports. We also care about the right products that make us feel comfortable and confident and dove comes to the rescue dove plus cares. new dove men eucalyptus and birch deodorant. Keeps you feeling fresh and confident throughout the day. Forty eight hour protection plant based moisturizer. That cares for your skin. 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Jim jackson join us. Coming up at the top of the are mr play in game. Jim jackson some phone calls here erin and missouri. Aaron good morning. what's on your mind today. Dan second time longtime five. Eighty one seventy five talking earlier. I kinda get your perspective in the back. Rows perspective how college players are treated compared to pro players of treated. I think we always consider college players kids even though some of them are older than the adults in the nba. Kinda want get your perspective on the difference between college kids and they may be older than pro adults. Okay thanks for the phone call. Not sure i follow exactly what he's saying that you can be an older college player as opposed to a younger like somebody goes into the nba at age. Nineteen or twenty yemen club. There is a school of thought that you know. There are a lot of people think these players should get paid and calling them kids as a way to demean or twenty two. Yeah just sort of. Keep the system as jesse in la. Hey jess welcome back about anybody. Having positively friday So got gloat a little bit. Because i'm calling the proud. Ucla law and mainly. I don't get many opportunities to do so. I went there from five to nine. And when i was there i got to see three or four fours. And that brings me to my autograph score. And i think you might like so my sophomore year. I was working at a cafe on campus that cater to the important folks at ucla basketball games and the job was get there before the crowd show up and bring them their food. Well the first game. I worked. I noticed coach wooden sitting there. So i've been in. My work ran straight to the students. Store purchased a basketball brought it back to polly and use my newfound credential to go sit with coach and talk to him for about three minutes as i took his order even signed the ball for a high school teammate of mine and one time i was immediately fired by my supervisor. Dave past business decision i've ever made. It's good buddy thank. You just have a good weekend. I remember the first time. I met coach wooden. And he had come to eastern kentucky to give a speech he had had his pyramid of success and he had had a book. And i remember he was up there at the end of the speech and he was taking. If you wanted to give him something to sign then he would sign it. But nobody was up there getting these items to give to coach and i go up on the stage and i started getting these pieces of memorabilia. Books pyramid of success and then coach would sign it and at the very end assigned a pyramid of success for me fast forward to many years later. I'm working at cnn. And i went out to los angeles to do a sit down interview with coach. Wooden and i went to his apartment. He lived in a an apartment. He didn't live in a house and we did the interview outside and then he realized that i knew everything about ucla basketball. I mean i'm. I'm bringing up guys. Like tommy. Curtis ralph drawl injure like i'm just bringing up guys that maybe played a little bit and coach realized that i i knew. Ucla basketball took me inside. And he made me a portmanteau cheese sandwich awfully and we sat down. He let me open up all the scrapbooks that he had and i stayed for a couple of hours. And there was one of those moments where i'm in john wooden house and i'm looking at all these scrapbooks and i can ask him all the questions that i want ask him about dealing with walton and how tough dealing with bill walton. You know the person was and it was just wonderful. They've just a gentleman. And i very very lucky to have that experience. You met coach wooden as a as a student athlete and then also as a professional. Yeah did he remember you. You always get me all the time. We met before fifteen years ago at the airport. Yeah of course yeah. He didn't know i did tell him. I said coach. I was eastern kentucky and gave a speech and then i came up on stage. I was helping. You will thank you. And that was it. You know he wasn't gonna remember some. You know pimple faced longhaired kid yes do you find yourself. I don't know if you remember what it was like in that apartment. Vote almost like an outbound experience. Where you're hearing them and you're talking to them you also thinking why am i here. This is john apartment. How did i get here. It's almost like you're having to conversations. And he had any lost his wife nell any had her nightgown draped over her bed. And you could tell. I mean that was love of his life. I don't know how many years they were married. But i never you know he. He never got past that and like just. I took inventory of everything that i saw in his apartment. And but i was told that you do interviews outside with coach and then then he might let you in. And i we got done with the interview and i went all in on my ucla knowledge. I'm talking about you guys. Lost back to back games to oregon and oregon state. Wasn't lonnie shelton on that team at oregon state wasn't ron lee at get like i'm just i'm giving everything i got. I remember when that was awesome. Recruited bill was that cool. All right i think we're tracking down. Jim jackson fritzy given the thumbs up joining us next okay and the legendary broadcaster jim brock meyer all that coming up. Dan patrick show fox. Sports radio has the best sports. Talk lineup in the nation. Catch all of our shows at fox. Sports radio dot com and within the iheartradio app search f. s. are to listen live it's finally spring and i'm saying goodbye snow. Hello adventure and during the honda dream garage spring event. You can get epic deals on your favorite honda model ready to get rugged and take the road in an all wheel drive honda. Suv like the crv. Hr v. pilot aspect or redesigned rich. I wanna take spring road trip to check out a fuel-efficient turbo charge civic or core. Say goodbye to winter. And hello to a new honda. 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Rich Eisen

The Jim Brockmire Podcast

44:35 min | 3 months ago

Rich Eisen

"Welcome back everybody to jim brock. Meyer podcast i'm your host former major league baseball announcer and the only man other than rod back to know what rod beck's mustache smells like you can go ahead and google him and his facial hair kids i am jim braude meyer. I'm here with my co host. The lovely and talented sheena dad. Hello sheena hey brock. Meyer are you. Today i'm great. How are you well. I'll be honest with you. I felt like a big santa crap. The last several days. Why's that. I don't know if you heard but jeopardy is currently trying out a bunch of new hosts and one of the upcoming hosts. This summer is going to be joe. Buck yeah. I gathered that from your nonstop three. Am texts storm. And i take it. You're still upset. Yeah most definitely. I'm used to watching that egomaniac. Big toe getting opportunities handed to him. That he does not deserve because getting work in broadcasting. All about who you know and joe buck is very close. Friends with the devil right. Yeah but jeopardy does not even about sports. It's a game show. I mean how many tv jobs this guy have to have before he says enough is enough i mean. How many yachts can he water ski behind his appetite for power. Assistance atia bullet. I've said it before. I'm going to say it again. A policy of appeasement. Joe bug will not work. We also want to happen when we gave hitler. A quarter of poland brought my. I cannot keep this argument with you joe. Buck is not hitler yet not yet. He's not talk to me later when he blitzkrieg. Vh1 and starts hosting rupaul's drag race. Because that's going to happen. I see what's happening your jealous because you want us jeopardy. No no i don't want to host jeopardy really. I know i really. Don't i want to be a contestant on jeopardy while joe buck is hosting so i can repeat it. The buzzing with answers like an what is the tampa finger. Blasted jo bucks grandma for five hundred years. You probably wouldn't win jeopardy that way. Yeah well it would be a moral victory anyway. That's why i'm studying ancient european history so i can pass that test and get on the show. And how's that going It's extremely boring. It's almost but not quite as boring as actually listening to joe. Buck coincidentally but All right we got a podcast to do and honestly already feel a little bit better vented and also our guest today is just a wonderful guy. He's the host of the rich eisen show on peacock. You can catch him regularly as well on the nfl network. It is rich peacock enrich network. Rich eisen what am i said. My goodness sorry about the had rich eisen jim. I'm very well. thank you. Sorry about that fumble. You can see. It's an easy mistake to make. You are chemically associated with those companies. And by that i mean of course you're horrible corporate schill but it's a pleasure to have you here with us. It's an honor. You know how i feel about you. You know how i felt about your journey and seeing what's going on with you and your life and what you've made of it you know it's just like i said it's a total honor to be here. Thank you rich. I'm so glad you can be here in boy. You've been so kind to me throughout the years. You've been nice enough to have me on your show so many times before even when my chips way way down and i just i want to return the favor you know. 'cause in all my years of broadcasting view experiences have made me feel more like a big shot entertainer than chatting sports with you in front of scrimmage el segundo. You know for those who don't know rich eisen studio. It's a very unique place because it's one of the few nondescript buildings near the airport in la with the windows cheaply blacked out. that is not a sex shop. It is not a sex shop but you do make your show their first question for you. Yes how often would you say that you've had people wandering onto your set. Asking where the dildos are that has not happened yet Jim but you know we're still going strong. Seven plus years you never know if security might be lax enough for somebody to come and ask that But you you did. Set the tone when you came on. I think as either last appearance her the second to last appearance where. You've accused musburger of stealing your line of for all the toast cheetos. Because that's what you used to say when you climax inside of a woman and That's we call a tone setter. It did spark a feud with brandt that i was In the middle of And again an honor to do that. So there's still time. Essentially is my long winded. Answer to your question. You know where the does are wherever musburger is. That's where the dildos are. But you know. I think you could be missing a money making opportunity here. You should slap your shows logo on the base of a butt plug. Just say the rich eisen show keeping your plugged into the world of sports. That's not a bad idea. I need to run that up the flagpole if you will and see who salutes. No charge for that. There'll be a lot of suggestions like that today rich so i didn't know i was going to take notes during this conversation but now i need to get a pen and pad well. It's being recorded this as modern technology. So now your show which. I mentioned his own on peacock I recently found out. I was told it's what is it. You know what are the kids. Call this it's a streaming service or streaming service. Yes and boy. Oh boy do they have sports. They've got you. They've got Well what are they got on this unit. What else did they got like rugby figure skating right swedish log rolling as well. I think it's the go-to sports network for weird. Europeans is what it is at so now when you walk into someplace like a ukrainian grocery store do you feel like a big celeb- in that moment people whispering. Oh look daddy's american football man. He went slovenly sweat. Those look at team. Does that happen. That hasn't happened yet again. there is still time As we know not many store on walking too many stores these days. I'm masked up a little bit. Jim so i don't know how recognized that will be in any European stores or anything like that. But my shows on. After dan dan patrick's one of your guests coming up. So maybe he'll have a better sense of some world's strongest man fan audience that might actually dovetail with ours on peacock. Listen i'm not denigrating it. I've got huge eastern european fan base due to my years calling the lithuanian wife carrying contest. You can google that as well. It is a real thing. Whenever i walk into a polish daddy. Rich people ask me to autograph their wives. It's awkward and their kielbasa's but They are wonderful fans to have the in all seriousness. If you want somebody poisoned or you need help given pink bob costas look you ratto. Wonderful people speaking of what does it against. What do they do over there at this. Show streaming service screaming right not steaming the not snowing though the streaming okay so the nfl made that deal to move thursday. Night football amazon. That's right that's correct. Yes they're gonna start two years now. They got two more years on fox with another one of your guests. Joe puck ran He'll be calling those games and then he'll go back to his regularly scheduled broadcasts on thursday with his wife for whatever he's doing and And his kids and And then it moves to amazon. Because that's just what we need is more more joe buck but but what what are your what are you. What are your thoughts on this. Move thursday night. Do you think that it's the nfl adapting to the times or is it just too large organizations coming together over a shared love for disregarding the health and safety of their workers which is well. I'm going to choose the former Rather than the ladder I'll do that. Because you're the aforementioned harbor corporate chill but go ahead. Well you know what i guess. I need to be on brandon for you. jim I don't know how many kids you have. Do you know where they are all located these days. I know of You know they say that. The average american home. Had i think it was like two point seven children or something like that. Yes i actually have two point. Seven degrees kills literally. One of them is point. so point. seven You're right so so point seven your youngest and the other two if they're like my three full whole children. They are no longer really watching much. That is straight up on cable or satellite. They're going straight to the old Apple tv straight to the streamer and they're also used to watch something on their ipads or a phone and so we're the relics gym where the dinosaurs in this whole thing. I'm sure many people right now are listening to us on a mobile device. I mean you're doing a podcast look at you. You're actually changing with the times is well yes. That's a radio. it's a radio show. I don't know i had they brought in. Similan wasn't gina to explain it to me for like twenty eight minutes. Would a podcast is. Where's the radio show. And i still didn't get it but i think in a blackout drunk agree to do it. But you're okay fair enough about the streaming and the steaming and the cleveland steamers and the amazon streamers. But your nfl insider. Mr could you maybe give me a job calling amazon's thursday night streaming. I mean i know what it takes to be an amazon employees rich. I am desperate for work and will not be the first time that i've piston a bottle in pooped in a plastic bag. 'cause i do that all the time just so i'd have something to throw at joe bucks car and when i say is calling me stupid face so e. Do you have prime. Are you already prime member. I think that's that's probably the first thing. Just actually subscribe to the service. Suggesting start there. Yes because it would be embarrassing. If i if i pound the table for you and then they find out you don't even use their service. You know what. I'm saying like if you thought you were calling games for an actual rain forest in the southern hemisphere. You know what i mean like. Which is paul. I think actually did do that because one of the things. Actually i mean understood. I mean you've been all over and you've been there and done that. Yeah those rainforest contest they get harry. There's some bitter bitter rivalries. I called a fight between an anaconda and a to kane. That just so brutal. David attenborough told me that he could never eat fruit loops again in good conscience so traumatized he was the i mean i guess again. You'd have to get that all buttoned up. Before i reached out on your behalf and i guess i'd go. I would probably go straight to basis. I would probably go straight to the very top you're creating. i subscribed amazon than you. Go right to jeff bezos. There's a tremendous into what a sequence of events gets initiated by me signing up for this stupid Ridiculous service that the kids system correct. But that's my. That's i only know one way to do things will. Let's get serious now. Your workload is about to get heavier just because the nfl has added a seventeenth game. This and what did they call it. They call it adding a game. They again she know what termed we got now an enhanced. Cb structure in hands season struck. Boy i love that rich. That's like your boss. Comey and say no no. We're not asking to work overtime tonight. We're giving you an enhanced dinner alternative. Oh no no you didn't just have a workplace injury. You just have differentiated spinal cord possibilities now. I mean so why not. Just say bigger schedule. I mean you're the face of this network. Nfl corporate that. I loved that. They're using the same linguistic tools it's penis pill commercials now like natural male enhancement san pretty good because who doesn't want their junk in hand just say junkin hands. Just say it right. Which what did you see when you got your junk enhanced. would you call it extends. That's what you told it. Was that the product you have to say extends and and really lay on the z. At least that's the way. I i called it but to answer your question. It is out of the pantheon of wardrobe malfunction. You know what i mean like. It is an interesting way to say. We're making everyone play an extra game Which is what they're going to do and the reason why they're going to do that is in order to make All the money they just did with the contracts on amazon and things like that for a hundred billion with a b. dollars you got to expand the brand a little bit too so seventeenth game which means everything's delayed an extra week and fans who have constantly been saying in the eighteen years i've done. Nfl network the amount of times. I've lost track that. I heard people say that they wished the day after the super bowl is a national holiday will now. The super bowl will be president's day weekend and the monday after superbowl will in fact be a national holiday. What bothers me the most. Is that getting rid of the preseason game and adding a regular season game is as you just said. It's very obviously about money. But they're pretending that no. This is actually in the health interest of the players. She knew what was read. That quote from goodell about this. So goodell said what we're looking to do here is taking the data. The highest rate of injuries is actually in a preseason game of any of our games. What we're actually doing is following the data following the science to make sure that we're doing things from a health and safety standpoint because watch out bill nye. The science guy here comes roger goodell the science fellow so what. He's implying here rich. Is that the human body knows when it's a regular season game and when it's a preseason game do you believe that the human body has that power rich d- believe app. I do corporate chill richard. Richard is on. That is generally i do. Believe the body does know if it is the snoop people between the jets and the giants in late in the preseason in september in august and december. I i believe it is well. I agree i actually i. You kidding aside i think when it's a preseason game your bones soften and your tendons relax and your skull splits into little pieces like a little tiny baby and you're more susceptible to injuries because your body knows that the ad revenue for that game is way way down and it goes. Oh why should. I put in the effort here. That's why there's third string quarterbacks plan most of the games is because the first and second stringers their bodies realize that it was a preseason game and they went into immediate organ failure so You know kudos to goodell for getting this one rat. Well enough goofing around here. Rich we wanna talk about the nfl draft with you and also. Now we're gonna get series because you are covering it again this year. Congratulations rich eisen. Nfl draft so now. Are things pretty much back to normal after the weirdo cova draft of last year It's going to be held in cleveland. Ohio i'm unfamiliar with just how a socially distant in-person draft is going to look like. But they're having it there's going to be ten prospects who have agreed to go with their families and entourage's to the draft. Just him just ten. Just because i imagine they've got to put a limit on the number of people who who could be allowed in person to be there and there might be some you know prospects who have been planning on having ten twelve fifteen twenty people in one of do it back home or what have you and The intrigue is high for this year's draft because of the number of quarterbacks that we're expecting to go in succession at the very top of gym before we get to that. Just do people have to show their vaccine card before they can boo. Roger goodell is that protocol now. I don't think so. I need to look at that. Now let me ask you this. Are you going to miss anything about last year's crazy draft because it was kind of special seeing all the coaches homes when they made the pigs. Getting that glimpse jerry. Jones's yod was just amazing and it didn't look exactly like the type of place you kick back and relax when you're james bond villain. I mean he had the cowboy had the star eye patch and he was stroking gently stroking a baby cheetah enjoy. No i think you you watch the wrong channel jim. That was not the draft. That was dr no. I think you're watching humanity. Thought it was suspicious. When he shot a laser. Mike mccarthy's testicles. The real james bond background was actually cliff. Kingsbury the coach of the arizona cardinals who looked like he was dressed like james bond. Essentially chilling out in his in his arizona. Digs with like a firepit going on the background. He looked cozy surprise by anybody. Besides his leg. I was expecting andy. Reed's home to look a lot more like The inside of jimmy buffett's margarita. Bill you know the camera. Rubber just wasn't angled right. But anybody else surprised you could have been that bella checks nantucket kitchen. Which is the name of my fantasy team. Is it really good team name. His dog nike sitting at the At the table. I kinda dig that i. I had a lot of fun with that. Obviously the reason why it happened is not fun. But i really enjoyed that as by the way. So did the coaches and general managers. Who didn't have to go travel somewhere and be away from their family that their kids that are sitting there while they kick their their team like fantasy football. It was cool. It was actually a lot of fun. And you think bill belichick has had Natural male enhancement. What he's you seem to be very in the know about his personal life do you. I mean yes or no put it to you. Has he had it. I don't i. Don't i don't know i have not I have not asked. I can ask. We'd like please do and ask. If you said any unnatural male enhancement. Let like adding a sleeveless foreskin or something. Yeah go to basil's about the amazon thing and go to bela schick about the hanson. That's why i have a pen and pad writing stuff down all right so now as you mentioned earlier there's been a very big build up to this draft. Lot of trades la drama. She know remind us of what we have to look forward to coming up here in the draft right so like you said. The draft is going down next week in cleveland and the jacksonville jaguars new head coach. Urban meyer has all but confirmed that the first overall pick will be clemson quarterback trevor lawrence. Try the new york jets. Have the second pick. And it's widely assumed that they'll be taking byu quarterback zach wilson who recently drew national attention for his impressive pro day performance. But we'll have to wait and see. She's zack wilson. He seems like the most logical obvious choice. And you've been talking a lot about this lately so because it's so logical obvious. It seems very likely to meet. The jets will draft almost anybody else so rich. Now you're a jets fan. How do you keep your composure during the broadcast of the nfl draft. Waiting to see how your team will screw it up. I mean it must feel like knowing the exact date and time. You're going to be in a car accident. Is that how it feels for you. I'm actually wearing a seatbelt for that moment. Gm so it's very Apropos that you would Hit me without analogy It is quite something that every two three years or so i seem to be back in a position of having a my professional demeanor. Wash over. The heart being lumped in my throat over the staying in the wild thing is that jets fans keep on pushing the same rock up the same hill Jam and this time around. It is the hearts and minds and hopes jets fans are placed into a quarterback. As you know she just pointed out is from. Byu and i would say ninety. Nine percent of new yorkers have not seen a single byu game in their entire life. that's going to be an interesting aspect of it for jet fans at the first time i've ever sees jack wilson plaguing from start to finish. Be week one of the twenty twenty one season well. It's for that reason. A related reason. That i really hope they do. Get zack wilson. Because now they have a mormon qb and they've already got a muslim head coach. That's his how they need to go. The jets are gonna turn it around. They're gonna need the help of every possible. God and the pantheon's they should draft a buddhist offensive linemen and a wiccan running back in just a linebacker carrying a ouija board or something everything anything and everything you can. Eventually they will hit the right religion. I suppose if you do involve every possible deity. you don't leave a stone unturned. That's a good point jim. This why have such keen football analysis. It's just live. Had all that staying power despite your ups and downs. I think you're right seriously though. If i know the jets fan base they will gladly forsake whatever god they worshiped for. Afc championship would have played last season. Most of new york sports talk radio. Which is people calling into suggest different ways to sacrifice adam gates over the team logo. Go on my in on him. You know and rightly so now. The first pick though is kind of boring. Because we all know what that's going to be trevor lawrence or he seems destined for greatness with his just his golden flow in hair The legendary warrior achilles if he worked at like van skate shop or something. What do you think if anything what could stop him from succeeding in in jacksonville but would be a stumbling block for him. Oh i don't see. I think he's gonna be great. I think it's just going to be amazing. And that's why urban meyer decided to come off. The you know set of his television career because he knew this kid was common and also. I'm sure he got paid an insane amount of money from the jaguars i think this is. This is a great pairing for jacksonville. And i think they're going to be successful. Jim i really do. Yeah i think the only thing that can maybe stop trevor. Lawrence would be the alligators down there. I think i forgot about that. Well because there's long hair that's another thing for them to buy and reach grandma too so you got to cut off all that hair. I think it a nice jacksonville haircut like a buzz cut with a scalp dot to that's his cue in on it. I did forget you know like you know you're right. The old the old saw in our business is when you're you're wondering how a draft strategy and how a team building strategy could fall apart you've got to think about it. The amphibian factor the indigenous and fibi and factor. in reptiles. I forgot about that just against showing me the ropes. Jim and That's part of the reason why i decided to do this. He asked and i knew. I'd pick something up to take with me. You mentioned urban meyer. If i was shrivel would be quite worried while not not that i'm going to fall in the draft of course but because urban meyer likes me that's why that's that can't be good sign. Urban meyer has a history of befriending bullies and racists and domestic abusers. If i was trevor lawrence. I'd be like oh no. Do i have a darkness within me. Only urban can see. I mean when he when shakes my hand as you see a terrible future like christopher in the dead zone you like. The ice is going to break. I mean wouldn't you be a little bit scared. If urban meyer like you i would. If you told me he liked me. I would just assume he knows about the time that a trick tim curtin into eating a piece of cat poop. How 'bout affect him. Tim curtin i feel bad but you know. That's a shoe store. did you know about that. No i told him that it was a tutsi roll. That sandy koufax hadn't his pocket when he threw a pitch to. I don't know like abner. Doubleday is made made something up to set a bunch of old. Tammy names well. We say enough historical baseball names to kirk and his pupils dilate. He loses rational thought so he just gobbled that turned right up. I still feel bad about it. Anyway that's not quite as big a breaking story as charles barkley being offered monday night football but i thought i'd share it. I think the media is going to pick up on that. You don't worry about it too. Tim curtin story. We'll see this episode of the jim. Brock meyer podcast is brought to you. Draftkings mazda doll and use mont put on a show. The last time they step into the octagon round to short pack a punch draftkings sportsbook the official sports betting partner of the. Ufc is putting you in the center of this. Weekend's title fight with twenty six to one odds on either title. Contender to rein victorious. 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Yes so we talked about the first two picks but the draft chatter really picked up a few weeks ago when the san francisco forty niners traded three first round picks and a third round. Pick to miami to get the third spot in this year's draft so with the team clearly looking to draft their quarterback of the future people are wondering where that leaves current niners quarterback. jimmy garoppolo. What do you think about that rich. I don't think jimmy's going anywhere. I think jimmy's gonna stay and He's going to be in the role that alex smith played In kansas city after mahomes was drafted. They're gonna sit there and choose somebody third overall who they i think they've identified already But they're playing it very close to the vest and i think garoppolo will stay there. I think that they would be still a contender with jimmy there and give them an opportunity to make some hay and then they'll find a new spot before next year's structure begins and it'll be an interesting year plus for garoppolo and the niners. The interesting pets the word that he would use. I mean you mentioned playing alex. Smith's role i feel bad for him. I think he's playing a different role. I think it's fitting that he dated adult performer. Because he's having the exact same career arc as a porn star. You know very very popular and successful when his young and then suddenly hits age thirty and he's forced to california and but you know like with porn. This isn't necessarily the end for him as you mentioned. It's just a new stage in his career. jimmy g. has to look himself in the mirror. And say i am now a mill f- and i'm just going to be the best damn mill can be. You grew that. Take all except for the you'd have to punch it up. It would have to be a curious right a quilt or quarterback Else like qb. Else you know. I don't know how to pronounce that jim. But you're the linguist so you'd probably have a better idea. Let's go with quilt. Yeah i like that. It sounds disgusting. It's must be you know. I've heard people speculate about that. The niners are hoping to do. What the packers. With aaron rodgers you just you piss off your quarterback so much that he responds by performing amazingly despite you which is. What do you think of the concept of psychologically torturing your quarterback into plane better you just pushing a human man to a mental breaking point said you can bettered convert on third down you know. How do you feel that work. I think so. Maybe just personally also physically threatening the man could even improve anybody's third down. Conversion percentage has any team to your knowledge try that like just having like a questionable. Shady characters on the sideline threatening People that's happened a lot in the world of soccer where people got threatened for for for missing shots and this and that i think To be honest with a one year. I think the jets made tim tibo. Put the lotion in the basket. Before they allowed him to take the field because he just disappeared in an amazing move he went away from the jets and the mets picked him up. Because you know. God forbid new. York shouldn't have some wild level of dysfunction going on with tim tebow. I told you before. I miss him a lot. I miss him so much. I once paid A muscular a young man to stand in a parking lot just throw. Footballs into the dare to a bunch of church deacons. Just because i miss tim tebow so much Look if any if there's any league that would do that. Threatened players lag that i mean it is the nfl you gotta imagine at some point. Last year somebody was considering going full m. k. Ultra and force feeding lsd to to mitch trubisky. You know that was me. Jim or you suggested that. Sheena she she. She's a big chicago fan rich while yeah i actually i do too. What you guys are saying. Maybe not so much threatening. But i think that's what happens with brady. He's like the comeback rage guy like he plays on rage. Jim you remember the time where you in musburger got into that reach filled Spat because you argued over the pronunciation of the last name of ken terbrack. Oh yeah you can understand but using rage a motivator your to be better than your competitor. I absolutely perform much better. When i am angry before every important broadcast i have. I stare at a picture musburger. And if you see me calling game. I got a bandage on my hand. Because i stared at the pitcher too long enough punch the mirror. That's what happened there understood Yeah and You know brent musburger is punk ass bitch When you stand on that. I gotta stay out of jim. I adore you both than i thought. We very that hatchet between the two of you on my show kostas even got involved. I thought we move past it but sort of brought it up and that's okay. I'm furious right now. Which means the broadcast is going to get much better from here on in. Because i do like to play angry but all right speaking of bears sheena. What's next. i mean. The bears quarterback situation is the thing so mitch trubisky is finally out of the bears fans lives signing a one year deal tobacco josh allen buffalo but after rumors swirled that chicago might trade for russell. Wilson bears gm ryan pace ended up signing andy dalton to a one year deal and has assured him the starting role. So that's where. I'm at right now personally. Yes see those russell wilson. Rumors seem like they were designed. Just bring extra pain to bear fans. I mean to hear that. You're going to have one of the greatest quarterbacks in the nfl. And then end up. With andy dalton. I mean that's like telling a kid. He's getting a playstation five for christmas and then he unwraps his gift. And it's andy dalton. I'm same disappointment. Same amount of crying on therapy you're going to have to pay for. I mean y'all right sheena did you react this way. There was a lot of crime. Yes rich when bears. Jim ryan pace says they've upgraded a quarterback with this move. I mean is there any party that is concerned about ryan paces mental health. I mean has he developed couvert nineteen psychosis what is he. Tried to swing for the fence with russell. Wilson and came up empty and There's not many plan b's out there. It's entirely possible. Though that if things work in the manner in which we expect them to work jimmy garoppolo played his college in the state of illinois he went to eastern illinois and he's kind of a hometown guy back could be the spot where he winds up. If the forty niners decide to just go and traffic young quarterback and think he really is the the safe you're on the spot and can start for them right then and there and they could still win the super bowl this year with a rookie quarterback that's one of the places to keep an eye on for garoppolo to show up and other ones new england from to go back to their so you can keep your eye on all those plays you got to is jim. There's one i for two different spots. I mean that would That'd be set of plan. The alex smith row if they feel that whoever they get if they feel a mac jones or justin feels wherever they end up. Picking up is ready. You think they might ship them off last minute. That's interesting oddly. Possible you never know and also one year as you know. Sam bradford wound up in minnesota because of an injury and and In training camp that teddy bridgewater suffered nothing happened. In sam bradford life. That wasn't the result of an injury rich. That's that's everything that's ever happened to. The main i believe he tore his meniscus walking into an applebees. But let's try to help sheena. Is there anything you can say or do or anything to put this in context that would makes you feel better about andy dalton anything. He got for her Andy dalton is a great human being. He is beloved by Every community in which he's played He and his wife were very charitable and very giving He has won championships at the division level and It's just a great guy. He's a great guy so there's that yeah ok. Well how's that that work feeling sheena. He's a nice man. He enjoyed that. I would rather someone send me the playstation five. Don't blame me at all there and you can play whatever latest version of madden. There is and actually win something all right rich. I know you said because we're coming close to the end of the podcast but to cheer you up. It's time for a little game little. Brac meyer podcast. Classic it's a game we call judge your list. Judge your list and today's categories tap five tv theme songs. Okay so in this game rich this particular version. You're gonna give me your top five or something tv theme songs today. And i tell you just how wrong you are and how stupid your list is and how bad it is. You definitely gonna lose this game all right so here. We go rich. Eisen tap five tv theme songs. Hit me my first one. Jim is the rockford files. It's an absolute instant classic from one thousand nine hundred seventies. It's mike post hit. I don't you know who wrote it. I do i do. You went straight up my alley here Jam and mitch the disappointing that. I've already lost the game before i started. I hope there is some nice party gift for me at the very end of this. But the rockford files his dentist to classic. There's a home version of the game. Riches lovely parting gift is me just showing up to your house and drinking but Rockford files not a bad start. I'll give you that. What else you got Then we go on up if you will to the jeffersons a terrific theme of the spin off to the all in the family hit show back in the day. I think it's terrific year. Now that's a winner. i'll give you the jeffersons. That's a great song see. I like any theme song. That gives you all the background you need on the show. Right there gilligan's island brady bunch cops. Because i'm tired having binge-watch thirty hours. Tv to catch up on the shows that people watch these days. I just wanna be able to turn it on. I hear the song one minute later. Boom i know to know mr edsa talking horse. I'm caught up. Let's go exactly right. You even know you even know they give you the location of where the jeffersons moved on up to the east side. So you're not even confused deluxe apartment in the sky. That's exactly you know. Exactly what i'm talking about jim so i'm two for two. Which is great. You're good start. What else she got there Another mike post gem. I loved it. Because i also played the sheet music When i used to play the piano as a young child before i gave it up. Much to my dismay and chagrin blues hillstreet. Blues is a great A great theme song in tv history. Yeah my post. Wow you know who wrote these things. Okay yeah give me hillstreet blues. I'm allow conic. Not as strong as rockford files or the the jeffersons key history. What else she got. Okay here. we go w. in cincinnati. Catchy tune in eighties tune. And it's one that That i defy you not to harm it hours later after hearing no see now you're dipping the aarp. I always felt that. I was felt like it was a sad song. I mean it's not actually sad. I guess but maybe it's just because whenever i heard it i pictured cincinnati. It could be that if you listen to the lyrics if you ever wonder whatever became of me. I'm living on the cincinnati cincinnati. Wjr if you're wondering what ever became a it is a little sad. He left some love behind and went to cincinnati. That's actually a tragic tale because he's tired of and unpacking town to town up and down the dial right right so i've been a baby you and me if we were ever meant to be. Maybe think of me wants to when you think about it jim. It's it's a tear jerker. But i do like it a lot. There's jerker all right So rounding answer list. Okay i i honestly you tell him to lose but i think i'm in good shape. You guy the strong showing so far especially with knowing. The composer's is very impressed. No no other guests has ever done that. So what round. What's number five on you. On the hit parade. He all time classic. The great theme songs of all time the odd couple. Yes that who wrote that one. You must know. I don't i. I'm assuming it's neil simon. I don't know out of that i've got. He wrote the play. It was based on wrote the source material. I believe it was neal. Hefti jim i think you know. I think you and i might have a similar history of new york city channel. Eleven late nypd television. Viewing i think. I think you might be corrected. Neal hefti yes. And then of course as we all know he went on to invent the garbage bag. That's true not just hits. I think he's but i think neil's last name is spelled with an i not a y. If i'm correct in remembering so maybe right well rich. I will give you credit for one thing. What is that. It seems like you stopped watching television in the year. Nineteen hundred definitely appreciate. Yeah that's true. That's true but they don't make theme songs like they used to. I don't think they do it at all. Like if you ever watch. Billion like sort of noise couldn't agree more they make them but they've taken a big nose dialect and bill breaking bad wonderful show. The theme song sounded like someone was tuning at guitar and a truckstop bathroom correct. You see what i'm saying. Game of thrones those pretty damn good if you wanna go contemporary that has got a great open you know you know what show it is. When you hear game of thrones curb your enthusiasm good twenty-first-century theme you know back to these are back in the days. Where composers composed with lyrics and everything of that nature. So i mean it's just not the same as a result of very good effort. Unfortunately i have to pass judgment and declare this a very bad list of bad no good. I'm very sorry but you know why you're automatically disqualified because you admitted the love boat theme song. I almost did it by the way. Well you should have. Because that's song man. It just makes you wanna dance. It makes you wanna fall in love. true. It's so good. That whenever i hear that song i wanna get on a cruise ship. Even though the last time i did that. I got legionnaire's disease and i threw up on magician in the middle of his act. You know but people just thought is part of the show they actually apply no and what and what other theme song will make you. Think fannie flagg and victoria back in fall in love. You know what i mean so you never know you know you never knew the love boat back in the day you know. It's sure nice. Polls their victory back. Mel of course from alice and mostly from the match game. I guess you was. She was always on the bottom row. Jim she was always in the bottom row. Never up top. that was brett. Somers and jack klugman. They you know realize lovers not love boat lovers. I think it was jack klugman and charro that were the love boat lovers. If i'm not mistaken hoochie coochie girl herself. Who chancer we'll let you know you love boy. I love these theme songs. You know who wrote them. Does your show have a theme song like that do you have. I don't know now again. It's a it's a twenty first century We don't have many theme. Music costs money. Now jim I own my own show now. So i've got a i've got to cut corners where i can just put a great terrific product on every every day. It's not going to hire composer to come up. Well you know what. Let me help you out. I could write a rich eisen theme song. How hard could it be. I could just do it right now. Okay let me just take a wack at the count me in on this Sheena cam in no brought them on just coming in three two one asim. Hell talk some sports to day as in rome here to tampa bay razzie and he'll put the pass in the oven to bake caution and is hot takes from azim. He's got a big bald. Lid has in the calamari. It's just squid as in and he'll get his thighs in the next time. He works out on his legs at the gym. Really fantastic need the rights to that. Jim immediately got him as a thank you for all the times. You've been so kind to me. You can just sort. Just take it soar with and again for you to come up with that off the top of your head like that you know especially since kawamori is a squid. It is this from formative to accurate. I mean to to rhyme with lid with squid is next level stuff jim. I thought that was excellent. I like it lock thank you. You're very welcome. And i really get it jim. I don't get it don't you get about it. What is the thing about him. Putting pizon very few words rhyme with is and she. Now you okay with getting the fis in but the pies in you question. What kind of notice that china. And and plus. I think you know pies in you bake all the time. Don't you bake absolutely and When i work on my legs. I get my thyssen jack you are. You're you're once again. You go straight to the heart of the matter and you know me jim. I feel like we've known each other a long time which we have. So you know me so again. I appreciate that opening a theme song. Now if feel free to soar with that and enough of this let us cook. I say let rich bake so Rich tim thank you so much for being on this podcast today which is just a radio. Show let's cast. I'm sure we'll be talking again soon to discuss How much money you actually are not pay me for that new theme song but no no. No honestly that that's Take that with you. Thank you thank you for being here. Rich you're wonderful as always. Thanks for having me jim. At that's offered today's show. We'll be back in two weeks with next episode. And i am. I forgetting some sheena feel like i am subscribed rate and review. Yes lather rinse repeat. Rights subscribe rate review folks. However you you do that but positive reviews only. Please have two point seven kids to support. Let me tell you something. Little point seven. He is a real money pit. Oh hey i wanna thank our friends at funny or die. Who have made this whole thing possible. They've been wonderful to me over the years they are producers on this show as well and shout out to them because we wouldn't be here without them and also maybe neither legal department. Get off my fucking ass or thanks a lot funnier die.

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The 1000 Voices of Hank Azaria

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The 1000 Voices of Hank Azaria

"This is kick ASS news. I'm Ben Mathis. Join an Johnson corporate vice president for cybersecurity solutions at Microsoft on afternoon Cyber Turkey and learned from cybersecurity experts about defending your organization and systems from attack. Listen in for insights on topics like election security and why information sharing is crucial for combating threats and get ideas for strategies to head off intrusions afternoon. Cyber tea is available on spotify apple podcasts. And podcast one subscribe now. Ooh Lonely Nisshin cheeseburgers dangerous mix. Oh boy move over liquor license him. Oh this license expired in one thousand nine hundred eighty three and it's only good in Rhode Island and it's signed by you. Yeah Yeah I've been meaning to get that updated for this date and real found shows our nothing to see here shows. Oh my God horrible plane crash. Hey everybody get a lot of this. Flaming wreckage come out got around. Don't be shocked right around so mad. Call that Ball Istanbul. But add call it gone stands. Nobu. You can stick me in a long Italian food because that ball is gone. Donio and somebody better inject me with penicillin. Because that ball is a those are just some of the inimitable characters created by Hankers area including some of his iconic voices from the simpsons and finally the voice of a struggling but well-meaning baseball announcer slowly trying to work his way back into the big leagues on the acclaimed. Ifc Series Brock. Meyer now the fourth and final season of Brock Mar fast. Ford's ten years into the future to find the aging Jim. Brock Meyer taking the thankless job of baseball commissioner. Just as America's attention spans are dwindling and our love of the game appears to be on the wane season four of BRONC- Meyer Premieres March eighteenth at ten P. M. Eastern on IFC and today. I'M DELIGHTED TO WELCOME. Hankas area to the show to talk about his thirty one seasons on the simpsons a few of the hundred and fifty characters. He's played on the show. And some of the classic movie stars who inspired some of his most popular voices for the Simpsons Hank also reveals how he came up with his distinctive sports announcer voice for Brock Mayer. He does his best to sell me on the great American pastime but admits that oftentimes major league baseball can't get out of its own way. We discuss season forest dystopia vision of the future ten years down the line and why it might not be too far off from reality. Plus the torture genius of Peter Sellars. Hank's love for the original man of a thousand voices Mel Blanc and he reveals which of his many characters from the simpsons is his favourite coming up with the delightful and hilarious handguns area. In just a moment I'm sitting down today with Multiple Emmy Award winning actor Hank Azaria who is coming back for his fourth and final season as Major League Baseball Announcer Jim. Brock Meyer and I F C Brock. Meyer out this March Hank. Thanks for sitting down with me Yes My pleasure as just find out. I thought it was only going to be ten minutes so now I have to Van. We can stretch it. We can stretch it. I I am so sorry about that. I know that it's the end of the day. You're probably dying to get the hell out of tired so I just hope your audience appreciates what I'm doing here. That's I know that they do and I know that I do because they know that. Most you're probably feels really sorry for most Hollywood actors. Sit Down and talk about themselves. Hey most of my audience. How probably all of my audience have never had to sit through a full press day like this and be on for what ten hours at a time. It does get to be a long day. And does you get because you you you also? You said like the same things a bunch of times. So you like you can't even sometimes you have this panic moment of tonight. Just tell this guy is like five minutes ago. Yeah like this. Surreal like Like groundhog day. Yeah Yeah you're probably I'm trying. What are the usual questions that you get? You probably get a few Simpson's questions Today but You know depending on the price for this one. It's the end of this show. So are you sentimental? Feel at that asked a bunch today and the answer is no I. I love this character but I I was just asking myself questions. I don't like this. Yeah let's just go through all the questions that other box yeah. I don't get sentimental about finishing jobs. I think because they're so stressful. I think and I'm so relieved to be done and I wanna go home and relax every ten year. Old sunbeam before ten year. Old Son. I was always kind of happy finishing a project. Yeah you're not one of those guys who has to have something lined up right after he finishes one but less more like in theory than in practice like all stress at like. I have my next thing and you know now in my old age. I'm Kinda like oh no I don't. It's typically find that go relax and the advantage of being around a long time as you realize career any career in any profession but definitely in this one. It's a marathon not a sprint and Evan Flow. And that's fine as the natch this rhythm to things. Yeah you know like when you watch Biography you know and even iconic act even like actors at like. We're the that are just beyond like metlife Spencer. Tracy Katharine You know they all had Betty Davis. They all had tremendous ups and downs in their career. That's true yeah that's true and it's funny because we only think of the winds like if we're thinking of Bogart we think of Sabrina and Casa Blanca. But this is a guy who in his lifetime probably made close to one hundred movies because all of these guys are working in the studio system. Yeah so they may have made two years worth of stinkers before the one that was a glass and even beyond that not to mention like often their personal lives were put them through the mill. Yeah and on top of that. Yeah like what's true of all of them. Is the bulk of what they did. Just was forgettable. Not Very Good. Never saw today So and I'm sure they had even worse than that. Yeah had many moments. I Know Betty Davis and Spencer Tracy for sure had times when they were sure their careers were done. Yeah they were just like yeah and and the funny thing is. They couldn't do much about it because they were in the studio system right now. It's not like today where you can actually pass on a script. You know there's more much more autonomy. I mean. That happened like fifty years ago. But it's much more in but still you know it's still isn't an actress controls. The matter who you are I mean who is the top top right now. Who would you consider like the number references are so old and I'm so out of date on things have no idea so if you ask me I would probably say Tom? Cruise or something. I don't know but I'm sure that there is some young kids. I even think he's the thing now. I think they're onto something new. I Dunno Robert Patterson maybe now I don't know whoever hobbit thirty which is are going to be pretty guts Jennifer Lawrence and a home when okay. That's a good one. No one can control when a project. Goes Yeah. Schedules are pretty much out of your control through so well. There's so many pieces to like. When is this director available? Okay your co stars available. In three years they have a window of two months. Yeah so You know even the movie. You're excited to do if you planned it so that you're off in the fall to be with the kids and the studio says sorry we gotta move it up or not we. GotTa push back. That's yeah yeah. Yeah that's still not in anyone's control. Yeah I'm interested that you you bring up so many of these old iconic actors. I know that you know a lot of the characters that you've created particularly for the simpsons were inspired by old movie. Actors like Edward G. Robinson is chief Wiggham. I've heard Peter sellars is up and so forth Al Pacino. Are you someone who grew up on a lot of old movies? And you still seem to draw from that. I guess yeah I mean those voices were created a long time ago You know on the show thirty years ago in my head even longer than that you know but like average Robinson it was more bugs. Bunny Mel Blanc's impression of Edward G. Robinson that's on my head is a kid. Oh that's funny. Yeah and things like that but Yeah you know I. I was raised by the television back. In the in the seventies you caught a lot all movies And a lot of sports and a lot of everything not to mention. What was you know prime time back then? Yeah so yeah yes I but is influenced by every voice. I heard I think I mentioned that Peter sellars was Apu and I guess I read somewhere along the way that Peter Cells was one of your icons outside as one of your your inspiration. Yeah he was a big hero. Mine you know anyone who is at vocally gifted that funny but could be that. He was a an amazing actor and composer -ality and specificity to his characters. Yeah he really disappeared into that. Yes you know even clue so had like a real emotional truth you know not to mention you know Being there which I think you are also yeah. Yeah Yeah I think so Yeah Yeah So. He was That combination of of realism and outrageousness I found Inspiring what a genius but a tortured genius. I've heard so many people say that with Peter Sellers. He was happiest when he was playing someone else but if he had to be himself for an hour he would be completely miserable and feel that he was just as boring uninteresting guy who had absolutely no value to anyone. Now you seem to be a lot more well adjusted than that. But you understand that these professionally. I felt for a long time in my career of a had to figure out a funny voice or I wasn't doing anything. Funnier interesting and it's real. I feel like it's in the last even though I've gotten to play roles where I didn't do that I only feel comfortable like really the last five or seven years. Where like really yeah. I'm just as you know. Happy to sort of be myself in my own voice and I can make that interesting or even just interested in for myself So I relate to that. Yeah that's interesting be. It's funny you say that because you know of all the performances that you've given probably my favorite was Tuesdays with Morrie in which you're basically a kind of playing something similar to yourself. I mean not not particularly playing an over the top character laced. It's true but you know Syria like wait. That's one of those that and I was. I got you know happy with that. And when Emmy Fourteen everything it's one I'd love to have back like I'd love to approach that with you know the comfort. I have of working like that now. Really yes because that was what fifteen twenty years ago now about twenty years ago his longtime no and might not even been any better the end result. I just would've enjoyed it more You know which I show up performance if no yes yeah definitely I'm such a big fan of Brock Meyer. But also I've been a fan of yours since would probably without even realizing I was hangs area fan since I was thirteen or fourteen symptoms. I came on the air. It's is it weird to think that there are generations like myself who've grown up with the characters that you created and that a lot of these characters are now a conic parts of the culture. It is kind of weird. I mean I've gotten used to it. It's been on for thirty one years and fifteen years ago was a long time ago. You know when I went back to my college and realized wow these. All these kids grew up with these characters Which means a lot to me because I grew up really Loving especially those warner brothers cartoon no bugs bunny and Daffy duck and yeah so bester that was like my childhood yeah and and then coming to realize you know teenager that that was one guy was Mel Blanc. It's not just the simpsons. It's it's a bunch of other great voice actors but I'm glad to be part of that tradition. I mean you have sort of been at least one of the people who's inherited the Mel Blanc Mantle. I think I think you know we're not just saying this. It's not false humility. Nobody can do that like he's kind of alone. there's like in the same. Einstein was such a genius. I mean that really. It's like he was able to do things that No one else can do. Things like have one character of his imitate another character and make you different than the. There's an episode one of my favorite episodes Season you know where where where daffy running memory bugs or are arguing whether it's rabbit season your ducts. Yes yes yes yes. Yeah and so there. You know a lot of wacky ensues and at one boy. Bugs Bunny comes out imitating daffy duck and Daffy DUCK COMES OUT IMITATING BUGS. Bunny trying to fool. But here's the thing it. They sound different bugs imitating daffy sounds different than daffy mutating bugs and at the Simpsons. One day like twenty years ago we had just seen that and Dan Castellaneta and Harry Shearer and our turnabout hard. That isn't and we should try. It like dried it like like I tried to do. Mo- Imitating Chief Wiggham imitating more and make those sound different and we. None of us could do it. Like Dan like homer imitating Barney or Barney mutating homer or Harry doing Mr Burns Imitating Kent Brockman and then Kent Brockman Imitating Burns. Yeah it just sounds like some voice. That's in the middle. No matter where you start he was like a savant in that way as much now ahead of time he was with comedy and yeah. Mel Glanced by himself. It's almost like you're adding layers of paint hoping that they will combine into something else and you have to keep adding a layer of chief Wigan with a layer of you know Lou the copper whatever. It sounds like some hybrid voice. Yeah doesn't sound like Lou Imitating Wiggle Morgan Imitating. That's that's like impossible to do. Yeah Yeah I mean yeah. I'm a big fan of the show as I've already said and I've had algae and Mike Reese on the show before and I think that you came on around the same time as them in that second season I was there in the first year. We were in the first seat. Yeah Wow all I hear from people who've worked on the simpsons is that at the time nobody thought it would last more than a season and Fox had no faith in the show and the actors and writers are being told that. Hey it's just an animated show and no one's going to watch it so it's just a paycheck and when it tanks. It's not gonNA hurt your career. Did you ever imagine that it would have this impact on your life? Well if if you recall which you might even be able to Fox network itself was only a couple of years old. Yeah and so the whole you didn't even thing the network was gonNA 'cause that was unheard of. I mean there's only been three networks for what fifty years of Evelyn Sixty years right and they only had one show like married with children at the time. Pretty there was tracey Ullman. Show and spun off. I had a show called. Herman's head that's why I love terminals had was the was the was their big hit. you know. It had shows like cops with overhead and And there were some shows that that fail that I recall But really nobody thought the network would necessarily survive let alone an animated Primetime comedy so no I mean and then even if you think a show is going to be even I've kinda crazy nut two things I think it'll be a wildly successful show. What the next longest show is what twelve eleven years? Oh Yeah it's not even comedy anywho. No there's no such thing. Yeah this is show that last thirty one years. We're about to do season. It'll probably have that mantle for forever for all we unless South Park catches up one day. Who knows yeah you know yes? I'd probably have to be an animated show. Yeah because otherwise people just age out of their role right right well. Al Says that he'll pretty much stay on until he dies if he can. We all feel that way really. We'll see yeah you know it's GonNa be interesting. Don't say that because you'll probably have contract renegotiations every four years and they just keep Renewing but you know we're we're owned by Disney now. Oh that's right you know It'll be interesting you know not just for the simpsons but all of television is sort of changing it's weights platform. Yeah so we'll see what ends up happening whether into a streaming show right. Yeah it's a whole new era. Yeah Yeah Yeah I know. The old episodes are worth billions improbably. Now so yeah I mean it's made for streaming. We're GONNA take a quick break and then I'll be back with more when we come back in just a minute. You know as I mentioned a lot of your characters are inspired by real actors. I'm curious with this character of Jim. Brock Myer where does that come from? What did you draw in imitation of what I refer to as the generic baseball announcer of especially in one thousand nine hundred seventy s but really any era? Yeah just Kinda delivered lack this. I'll give you endless facts about the game. Smoothly transitioned into commercial. Read and talk about what happened in the last night. All of the same town and I was always fascinated with these guys and just started wondering you know comedic premises emerged like do these guys sound this way all the time like even when they're that you know if they're really wasted do they you know if they act out the way the gym would we've seen Jim Brock marked out. Do they still sound like they're announcing a ballgame dirty talk sex like that right? They Florida all these things. The answer's Yes. Yes you're right even when you're not saying especially funny line. Sometimes I just crack up here in that voice. Well that's Canon. My shtick is finding vocal. Strangeness That's just kind of funny On its own and then you know. I can't do it as well as Peter sellars did. But that's the aspiration is to try to you know colored in with as much emotional reality as possible and see if you can't make believable at the same time. Yeah and you do a great job of that. The voices so economy that apparently I read that you sued to protect the copyright of that voice. Right well there was some dispute over whether it was. You know mind to do okay. So it's like it's it's it's an imitation of a baseball announcer. It would be like saying you can't imitate Johnny Carson. I do it right but it's like well. No many impressions are not vocal. Jokes can be protected as intellectual property but not vocal impressions. Yeah Yeah so so. Can anyone do brock? Meyer will ya? I mean I would do it terrible. We're in I can't even do. We're in the third okay. I'm not an attack the third. I do an old Reagan from the eighties. And that's about it. That's the only thing in my in my vocal rep at all that stuff. That's lovely and I've been doing that for thirty years that they're going to say well you have to begin with well. What is it Mister Gorbachev tear down this wall of see I. I don't know what that was and that may be a combination of various things. Now I like to put you on the spot. Okay scary well. You are the master so I don't know and I also love the way that Jim Brock Meyer speaks. I kinda like in the dialogue to I. Don't know something between Damon Runyon and some Old Kentucky Colonel who has a lot of Homespun aphorisms like almost Shakespearean it's like it's sorta MC elsewhere injin. Yeah from Oh yeah dead weigh-in McShane really that we're sort of at the same time really crude and while being poetic yeah. I think you'LL CHURCH. Cooper Really Kinda found a similar. Yeah nearly you know like a sort of a guttural poetry with the whole thing. But that's a lot of these baseball announcers are. I mean You know Bob Costas for example. Who's a friend of the show and has done a couple of episodes Brock Mayer? He can really you know he can just like that in real life the top of his head it sounds like that. He's not as out there as Brock Meyer. But he can really spin it like dad and it just and he's just conversing you know for anyone who hasn't seen Brock Meyer. You do play this legendary baseball announcer with this deep deep. Deep love for the game or you particularly big baseball fans. You're Lila's arts in general I probably love the mets more than baseball itself but it has a big base came. Yeah Yeah I mean. I hate to admit at Hank but I still don't get baseball and I've tried. You're not alone I've turned and there's more and more of you people who don't you know. I. I love baseball so much that you know in season. One obrock Meyer. We had this team of how baseball's dying. Nobody cares about it now. Mike what is all this and you know a writer Joe. Church Cooper's like well a lot of people don't love basically find it boring and slow and disconnected. I'm like really international pastime and I have since come to realize that that's very true and it's a problem for baseball. Yeah I mean my problem is that no one has ever made in my whole life at convincing argument for baseball because people always tell me it's all about the stories and it's about being out in in the sun at the park Childhood memories the smell of the grass having a hotdog with your dad. It always seems like it's everything except the actual game. All I can tell you is growing up. I loved all sports so baseball slowly. No exception and I just got really captivated by the excitement of the game. I mean part of it for me. I think is is hero worship. You know these guys were able to swing about like that Infield the ball like that and throw the ball like that as an adult. But I always heard and I found true as you really start to love baseball when you know it well enough to Follow from pitch to Pitch Really. Get into like what? What's the pit you're GONNA thrown? Why is he gonNA come inside? Come outside his through. A change of is gonNA throw fastball. Is he in his. You know set spat her up High tide or low and away whenever it becomes a mini story that you're keeping up with But I admit that's pretty deep level of Johnson. The game. Well Yeah I mean the people who really love baseball. They have all the statistics in their head and they know the whole history of the game. Every player I know a lot of that stuff not a ton of it. I know but for me. It's more you know baseball. So situational You know what it is. You can watch football game and there's probably a lot more going on in his eleven again on eleven at all times in a football game and there's so many moving parts and you know a guy who's a professional can. Washington understand this formation means dad and they're faking this play by doing that and you and I wouldn't even notice it. We just know he ran it or they passed it and either the passes completer was guy ran. Furry didn't You know in baseball. There's so much nuance to the strategy. that it does take you know my son's ten. I didn't realize how complicated baseball was until I started trying to teach it to him. It's like wow. There's a lot of rules and not only rules but then subtleties of the game. Like like a a runner at first taking a lead Deciding whether they're gonNA steal not isn't that concert. I don't think I think he still doesn't totally grasp all outs of exactly what's going on there. This generation probably thinks you know who's who's got time for all that well then there's that there's yes there's the. Add of this generation who who wants to invest that much in a sport. Yeah when we were kids. I was a kid. I felt fortunate. There was something to look at for three hours. I didn't have options about fourteen screens. I could be playing with. It is kind of sweet and sentimental because your character. It's almost like baseball. A metaphor for him for where the world is going in the loss of the values that he sees vanishing before him and that sort of thing yes. Baseball Equals America and Joe Louis Had that in mind when it does in many ways without us pointing it out or not But you know I. In fact brought equals. Baseball Equals America. That's the Asian. Well he you know like most fifty five year old men. He's you know technologies confusing him. He prefers the old school of no. You pay attention to a thing for three hours right and if you can't do that there's something wrong with you whereas the world would Tell them the opposite and You know what's you know corrupt about baseball's Kinda cropped about America was one of baseball's kinda wonderful in that America. Yeah Yeah and in the third season I feel like we sort of saw Jim. Kind of falling. Apart as he watched the deterioration of the world an accelerated base. Yes and the rise of social media. Culture were kind of going to hell in a handbasket. The ride increased intolerance now here. We are in season four. We're decade into the future and we're pretty much there. The world has gone to Hell and Hans Basket in twenty thirty. Yeah what was appealing to you about ending this show. Ten years down the line. I was a little nervous about. That was the vision of Joel. Church Cooper who really. I questioned it a lot on Mike. Do we need to you know it was a few things for Joel first of all. He's really adamant about not repeating himself in any year. He wants to try something new. Which is really admirable and for the first three seasons. It's worked really well. I think it worked well in season. Four as well. He loves comedy as Social Commentary In a pretty meadow way very much in the last episode of season three was kind of a preview of where he was headed this season of literally take two steps back and talk about society in general through the Lens of Brock Meyer. And what's going on with him and so so season force all that and you know. He found a way to make all those statements talk about where society was headed. Talk about where baseball was headed and wrap up a romance with jewels and and Brock. Marion also tell the story. This guys kind of final. His journey of sobriety as kind of coming back to wholeness and you know nachos dry but how can you find meaning really and happiness Wither with I enjoyed it all. I enjoyed what I've seen so far but I have to say it's a pretty bleak distortion future. It is it is but that's very much. That's Brock Meyer in his well. It's dark it's very much staring at like the worst parts of ourselves either individually or as a society and then finding what's funny in there. Yeah Yeah I think. Arizona's opposed apocalyptic wastelands and disputed land. You Know Content. Fatigue is a medically diagnosed condition. Yes I gotta give you guys credit. I think most of this doesn't sound very far off quite believable. In fact by the end like you've gotten there yet but by episode By the end of it it becomes almost an episode of Black Mirror. Like a comedic where you know the operating system Lemon Kinda in Skynet Kinda ways to take over become spraying. It's like a digital assistant but it starts reading your mind exactly and starts running the show and I think we handle it pretty realistically. And it's a pretty decent twilight zone. Episode is what it turns into. Yeah Yeah and also I mean baseball games. I think are now like five hours long in the future. For a little bit heightened. I don't think baseball could get longer could afford to get longer. That was sort of a comment on how you know. Baseball can't get out of its own way and often really thinks his effects somehow lengthens the game. You know that was. Do you think that's true about bill? I mean what's true? Is that the owners. Really aren down for the kind of changes that would make game quicker. would be more appealing to younger. Audience You know even the football in many ways incredibly old school football really adapt see like. Here's its audience and goes okay. How about this? And it isn't always it doesn't take itself so seriously. Baseball considers himself like this church. That you must desecrate. That's a good point. Yeah whereas we're just like let's roll with you know mine. It's twenty twenty so baseball takes longer to catch up. Yeah I can tell that you've given this thought of as sports in general and and we been given the slot thought in making Brock Meyer. Yeah you know. Yeah yeah those are all in there. Yeah I mean not to give away anything or give way too much but you become the commissioner of baseball in ten years down the line so that's a lot of responsibility. Yes which I thought was absurd and it is absurd but you know. I think we really find inorganic believable. Yeah Yeah there. Yeah and hopefully brock buyer can save baseball. We'll see we shall see well before we go. I just have to ask as you know. I'm such a big simpsons fan. Do you have a favorite line? From what hundred fifty characters that you've played on that show boy really like when police chief Williams sang jamming by Bob Marley for that. Long at the end of an episode This random lines come to mind like a MO line way back ago when he's GonNa perform surgery on homer wins homers got a crayon rammed up his nose and it turns out Moses surgeon and he hands homer card saying he's a surgeon and the car just says for some reason. You hear mosaic. Dad's right. I'm a surgeon stays with me. That's right I'm a surgeon. Great of a those are very rare but I. I don't know yeah. Yeah it's funny. It's for me. It's like that too with characters that I like oftentimes. It's not some brilliantly wealth outlined but yeah the most random line and the way it's delivered that stays with exactly Mo- offering to buy a woman a steak decisive eternity stays with. I'm assuming MOS- your favorite character is by far my favorite. Okay mine too. Well I'm a big Fan and the fourth and final season of Brock. Meyer premiers in March. Actually I don't know the they. Now maybe mid-march midday on one. She's three on Hulu right now. Okay and to catch up catch up four will be on Hulu Almost immediate like like the end April and before that you can catch it on. Ifc sometimes march well Hankas area. Thanks so much for taking time to talk with you. Thanks again to hank his area for coming on the PODCAST. The fourth and final season of Brock begins March eighteenth at ten PM Eastern on. Ifc and you can still catch him on the simpsons every Sunday night on Fox. If you enjoyed today's podcast insured. Subscribe to us on Apple podcasts. And rate and review US while you're there five star ratings in detailed reviews or one of the best ways for new listeners to discover the show you can also follow us on facebook or on twitter at kick ASS news pod and recommend us to your friends on your social media more funds duff visit kick ASS News Dot Com and I welcome your comments questions and suggestions at comments at kick ASS News Dot Com. I'm Ben Mathis and thanks for listening to kick ASS news.

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Hank Azaria and Special Guest Jim Brockmire

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Hank Azaria and Special Guest Jim Brockmire

"The hamptons area is best known for his roles on the simpsons but he has another hit show Brock Myer where he plays a washed up baseball announcer. Who's got a foul mouth and is pretty hilarious. I got the impression you don't respect me as a producer focus. I'm so sorry didn't mean to give you that impression. I should have been more clear. I one hundred percent respect you as producer or is man. I guess I don't respect you. In totality Anka's area is also a huge baseball fan. He's from Queens. And in his own words he bleeds. Orange and blue painter's area joins us today to talk about his love of the maps as well as his words on Brock Meyer and the simpsons and since we could all use a little levity right now we'll also be joined by a special guest Jim Brock. Meyer himself to talk about how he's getting through life without baseball from wondering and the athletic. I'm under scelzo Davidson. It's Friday April tenth and this is the lead. It felt like something was happening. There is a something of emotion and the past. Because you're saying this isn't a story here. The absolute it stays with you. The lead is supported by eight box. Have you heard about light box lab grown diamonds? They hacked a billion year process to grow stunning lab. Grown diamonds in about two weeks and there are some of the highest quality stones that exist. They're always near colorless always. Vs clarity always a very good cut and always eight hundred dollars per carat. They come in three colors to white blush. Pink and soft blue. Go light box. Jewelry Dot com slash lead and use code lead for twenty five dollars off. That's light box. Jewelry Dot com slash lead code lead for twenty five dollars off. We'll hang first of all. Thank you so much for joining us. Are you in New York right now? I mean Westchester. Yeah and has it. Has it been? I'm from I'm from Manhattan? And it's it's always really. It's I talked to all my friends probably three times a day. It's harrowing to talk to them right now like escape from New York basically or three while we're talking in a time right now where we could all use them sports and we've got none of them and Hank you know you're known for being a huge mets fan from Queens you've been quoted as saying you're mets fan not a baseball fan. Can you explain what you mean by that? Well there's a difference. You know a mets fan. Your average baseball fan with some exceptions isn't just enduring constant suffering and insane circus like nonsense. Mets fans are baseball. Plus the mets. Ns on top of it which is different category might even think so. Many comedians and people who work in comedy our mets fans. I mean. There's you Jerry Seinfeld Chris Rock Jim Breuer. There's so many others comedies. Born out of pain and and isolation and feeling separate being sort of downtrodden and a real emotional need to amuse yourself to cheer up to see the bright side. So you know you can see how that would come in handy for met slim. Will you grew up in Forest Hills? Really close to Shay Stadium. What do you remember about your early days as a mets fan of the earliest memory? I have of New York. Sports is all the older relatives. Standing around watching Willis Reed make that appearance in the in the NBA finals. Nineteen seventy which was unbelievable. I was a very big Yankee Fan as well growing up. I didn't really discern and especially in the seventies those Reggie Jackson Billy Martin Bronx Zoo Yankees. Worked incredibly exciting. I only realized that I bled orange and blue and not Yankee pinstripes. It was really the two thousand subway series and especially the moment when when you really realize. I'm absolutely rooting for the mets. And then the moment that Clement through that data. Piazza then I started. The Barrel of the Bat comes back and Roger Clemens and he fires the Bat Back Toward Fiat. Zoos going down the first baseline. I'll tell you that that is a blatant act right there. So my Yankee disdain started growing up near Shea I'd seen it on TV so much. I don't think I went to a ball game at Shea until I was about nine. I want to say and I had seen it so much on. Tv that was almost breathless with excitement. Like being able to see this game happened in person. One of the great things about baseball as its pastor all youthful green quote. I'll never forget coming through that. Whatever you call the aisle the volume the entrance way and that green just expanding before my eyes and my heroes out there. You know at the time it's but Harrelson and cleon Jones and Ed Crane poole Enron's for bode well fast forward to mets fandom. Today you've had a bit of a tumultuous offseason. They mets fans got some some glimmer of hope when there was a report that Steve Cohen by the team and then of course that too was snatched away. What were your thoughts through that whole thing? I never thought I'd live to see the day made a joke about it in this season of Brock. Meyer at this point. It's like twenty thirty four. It's like flash forward. Fourteen years in the future. Brock Myers suggested somebody. Oh please by the met. Somebody should have those people that have suffered long enough it was so messy and it's like although. I still have hope I think they really are going to sell the team and it may even circle back to Steve. Cohen Cohen is so to me. The opposite of the wilpon completely sharp completely into numbers and will absolutely spend money in one like a big market team. He just wants. He just won't tolerate losing. You just know he won't and which would be such a such a breath of fresh air for US mets fans. Well obviously. You're also a knicks. Fan You just can't give yourself a break with these New York owners I can't I mean I know I can't get him break off born into it. I've even tried. I've I not getting the I have actively tried to like other teams like I got stopped. I tried to like the nets. I find myself admiring the Celtics. Believe because it reminds me of the glory days the Knicks when they have those classic battles against those Great Celtic teams of John Havlicek and and Dave cowans and Jo Jo white in them. But I just can't do it. I just I bleed orange and blue for the next one and we talk about all the chaos with the mets and with the Knicks and everything and at the same time I think a lot of us are missing that chaos right now because we don't have that. What are you looking forward to the most? If and when baseball comes back about cost said baseball season like novel. It's pretty long but it's more like a series of short stories and I just missed that. I missed following the narrative of a of a sports season. And you know it's funny. As as a mets fan an ex fan and a jets fan about a third to half way through the season. You pretty much give up on any kind of good outcome but you start following. What's wrong with the team that becomes your Phantom like? What has gone wrong here wrong here in particular this season. Let's break it down and that's what I do you know and I'm most a more comfortable doing that than rooting for a team. That's winning. I've realized that this point is like Stockholm Syndrome or something and I wanna just mention. Your love of baseball extends beyond just going to games and and rooting for the mets. You're also involved with an organization in Harlem called the Dream Charter school which used to be called Harlem. Rbi why did you want to get involved in education? I I've been championing at one educational 'cause or another for the last twenty years or so. I just really feel like education is in arguable. Good Endeavor I I think that getting the kids early giving them a safe place to learn opportunity to learn it all giving them a sanctuary in their difficult neighborhoods and just essentially mentoring tutoring them. It just makes such a difference. I've seen him eighty dollars last twenty years in La and Started as a little league in Harlem Twenty five thirty years ago. They noticed that they're eighty kids. That were kept off. The street found their way to college and then they started expanding it and Major League baseball got involved because they thought well. This is not only a worthy cause. But let's bring kids of color back into baseball. 'cause they're getting less and less interested in it over the years. So hang your perhaps best known for being one of the original members of the cast of the simpsons. You've been on the show since it started and the episode homer at the Bat is about homer Simpson playing on his company softball team with a squad of Major League ringers and homers actually in the baseball hall of fame because of that episode. What do you remember about making homer at the Bat? That's one of the few that home worth about episode is one of the few. I really recall. I mean that was a long time ago. Give you that. We're talking about at least twenty five years ago maybe more and I recall recording that because all these ballplayers came into doing and I was very excited about that by the way the Jim Brock. Meyer jacket is on display right next to the homer. Simpson display at the hall of fame. I feel I should point out and I don't use you remember lines. I recorded but for some reason I got a huge kick out of Lou. The COP saying Steve. Sax Calling sexy boy heard some guy got killed in New York City and they never saw the case. But you would know anything about that. Now would you steve? There's hundreds of unsolved murders in New York City. You don't know went to keep your mouth shut do you? Sexy boy as sexy boy pool is is arguably your most memorable voice on the simpsons but you recently decided to stop voicing that character. Can you tell us about that decision? It was a hard decision. I really wasn't aware became aware that the character was problematic for people about I'd say about seven years ago even though was problematic for ball and for as long as existed. You know what I when I heard the criticism I was upset and I was defensive so I found myself as the as I heard the criticism the more consistently over the years. It was a dilemma. Because it really is bell to me almost right away either. Stocksi his character or I don't and I want to on the one hand just need jerks stopped doing it. You know you back to PC pressure if that's what it was but I also didn't WanNA stubbornly keep doing it if it really was hurtful or misguided or genuinely upsetting and so I really went into inquiry about it on several levels and took me a few years of kind of sorting that out a lot of people you know Indian people and people in the South Asian community in this country. Comedians people who grew up with the character people who who were already adult in the character came around and I started looking into you know social justice issues and and issues of race and minority an ethnicity in this country. And you know what really took me over? The top of the commute there was. I started talking to a lot of young people young Indian and South Asian people who had grown up at the character I could tell their hurt was genuine. There there wasn't. There was no guile or agenda in what they were expressing but it had unintended harm for sure and once I realized that it was no brainer for me just to stop you know it just felt wrong it just. I didn't get I. Don't get any joy doing anymore. It just seems wrong for for you know reasons. We put enough time to go into here and so I thought I mean I just say personally my family's from India. I'm thirty one. I grew up with the character as well and I appreciate how much work you've put into talking to people and looking into this because frankly my parents and I don't agree on this and and they're so much. Even within the South Asian community there are such varying opinions on what is appropriation versus appreciation. What is minstrel seeing that kind of thing and just like in civil rights issues in across the board there isn't complete agreement so it is it is? It's a difficult thing to do but I I just I very much appreciate you putting as much thought into it as you did. Well I wanted to look at what my part might be when I got over being defensive about it and sort of got out of the phase of free speech. Don't tell me how to be funny. We make fun of everybody. It's true but on the other hand. Are you actually doing any harm you know? Is it actually problematic? Is it actually insulting the problem? With who one of the main ones was that as you well know. Being an Indian American it was the only representation in our culture for about twenty years and that it becomes. Its own problem. Well so now. Let's talk about Brock. Meyer the show where you play a famous baseball announcer who has fallen on hard times and is trying to resurrect his career. The opening of season four is is is pretty dark. It's the it's the year twenty thirty. The world is pretty much on fire. there's pandemics and quarantines and you obviously didn't know any of this any of what's going on currently in the world when you shop the show what's going through your mind right now watching this thing that you made months ago given given what we're going through right now Joel. Church Cooper is our head writer and guys kind of you know easy to say this now but he is kind of visionary and he loves social satire comedy in which he's done more and more as we've gone on with Brock Myers sort of looking at society as a whole through the lens of Jim. Brock Myers experience. He also loves SCI FI AND COMEDY SCI FI. He really wanted to sort of take a swing at what the world might look like in ten fifteen years of keep going the way we're going and because he did so well with it towards the end of season three. I was skeptical. Oslo worried but I you know I thought even if this kind of pandemic stuff in quarantine stuff was going to happen wouldn't be for you know five or ten years down the road who knew that we were right around the corner from it but you know one of the things. I'm proud of with brock. Myers we deal with things in a really realistic way. Even when they're a little bit out there this is your final season of Brock Meyer and this was a character that you first performed as a short for funnier. Di What are you going to remember the most about playing Jim Brock Meyer? It's been a real Joy A for me. It's a character that I've been doing one way or another since I was about fifteen and I've had different incarnations of this idea all throughout my career and then I had tremendous fortune in a hooking up Joel Church Cooper. I would've Kinda kept everything the tone of of the short that I wrote with some friends which is kind of a sophomore fund. Excuse to be silly and I would have been happy doing five four years of that but Joel saw in it a way to look at society and add a portrait of a alcoholic and an a man who's disenfranchised from society much like baseball is in some ways. I think I'll most remember that of how it took me by surprise that this kind of silly sketched turned into this deep rich thing for me. One of the most memorable things has been the cameos and getting to see guys like like Joe Buck and Costas. Curson have petty. Feuds I mean I have connections with the Russian mafia and with the tough part is kidding it into the second hand you son of A. I've won twenty eight. Emmys a peabody hosted who knows how many Olympics World Series Super Bowls NBA Finals. And nobody gives us about any of that anymore. But that's why I WANNA make it up to after all I've done if you google my name. The first thing that comes up is pink I. It wasn't Jim. Breitbart didn't really didn't work with the Russian mob to give it to him. we just made that Hankas area. Thank you so much for joining us today by pleasure up next. We're joined by Jim Brock. Meyer here's a message from our sponsors ziprecruiter right now. We cannot be overwhelmed. We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect our communities. We have to work to stay. Strong to stay connected. We have to work to innovate to build new solutions. But for all this to work we have to work together. Ziprecruiter connects employers and people every day. But today is different. Ziprecruiter is partnering with First Responders. Innovators government officials the medical community manufacturers transportation and food distribution and delivery to make sure they are finding the right people for the right jobs right. Now let's work together. Ziprecruiter DOT com slash work together from once the behind business. Wars gladiator in the lead come sports wars. Are you interested in reliving? Some of the biggest rivalries in sports from Tom Brady peyton manning to the Yankees versus the mets. Some of the most elite athletes of all time have battled their biggest rivals for the chance to go down in history as one of the greats time to figure out which side you're on subscribe to wondrous sports words on apple podcasts. Spotify rever. You're listening now. We're joined now by Oakland Announcer Jim. Brock Meyer Jim. Thank you so much for joining us. How are you handling life without baseball right now? What does social distancing look like for Jim Brock Meyer? I'm not handling it. Well I've gotten to the point now for example a complete game. That's when you spend all day in the same pair of sweat pants. Change THEM. A ground ball. That's when you curl up into a little ball while weeping on the bathroom floor so I'm making my own baseball fun. This is the ideal environment for baseball. Baseball was in its golden age back when people literally had nothing to do three and a half hours they just flew by because you're alternative activities. Either reading a book or getting polio. Now here we are again. There's no baseball and instead I'm just. I'm stuck at home in this endless. Back and forth between apocalyptic news and well online pornography so not a lot of choices over here. we'll Jim you know you've always been very outspoken as an announcer about the people in charge. How do you think the people in charge if baseball have handled all of this? Well I think that Professional sports organizations have done an amazing job. I really do a lot of people did not realize just how serious Gerona virus was until there was no sports. It's the most that Major League Baseball has done to affect public health since Given the entire roster the eighty six minutes medicine committee and who knows how many potential infections they stop there so this is a big coup for baseball. We've seen other sports announcers you know like Joe Buck. Use this time at home to just call play by play during Everyday Life. But you kind of already do that. Are they? Just kind of stealing your stick and also I know that you have you have some issues with Joe as well. I'm trying to have some sympathy for Joe Buck right now. He's dealing with not having work for the first time like ever in his life. I mean the man would literally announce anything from Children's golf tournaments to competitive dog eating so I understand that he's desperate personally. I'm quite used to being homeless and unemployed. That's my wheelhouse so if Joe needs to borrow some of my tools in order to not have a mental breakdown. I'm I'm GonNa let that happen. I feel like one day Joe. Buck is going to look back at this time in his life and she one set of footprints in the sand because this is carried him and his his weird Marionette lack buddy before all of this corona virus stuff baseball was already dealing with a major scandal with the Astros signed stealing scheme as an announcer. What's your reaction? Been watching that whole thing unfold? Well it's been very disappointing to a baseball person. But not not all that surprising. It was bound to happen scandals after all. Baseball's most hallowed traditions. I mean the black socks and steroid use and the angels pretending that they actually play in Los Angeles. Baseball's America's pastime and lag. America baseball has an UNCANNY ability to keep surviving in pretending. Like it's mistakes just never happened so this will sort itself out now. All I hope is that someone properly sanitizers the baseball before throwing it at the Astros batters. That's all I hope just through clean baseball's there you know Jim. Thor's there's so much uncertainty right now in the world and in sports and we don't know wagner or even if we'll ever get baseball back the season what words of wisdom do you have for fans who are are feeling loss right now without the comforts of baseball folks precious remember. You can get through this. We can all get through this. You have the skills. If you're a baseball game you know how to have hope. Even in times it seemed hopeless. Especially if you're a fan of the Baltimore I mean you know how to survive with limited human context as you would know if you've ever been one of the twelve people attending a Tampa Bay rays game baseball fans. We are more ready for this than anybody. And at some point game we love with and we'll get back to being very very very mad. It useless so we have that to look forward to I look forward to it very much. Jim Brock Meyer. Thank you for joining us. Thank you can be the always a delight. Here are some other stories. 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Hank Azaria

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

1:49:19 hr | 3 months ago

Hank Azaria

"Welcome welcome welcome. I can't do his voice. But i would love to be able to do. Have welcome to armchair expert. I'm dan sheppard joined by mr mouse. Hello up to wait for iraq process. Yeah 'cause at first. I thought you said minister mouse. Which i've said yeah. And i like that. I like the idea that i have clergy york. Mister minister mouse. Thousand sounds like sinister mouse. It does and then of course mister minister hearkens back to the eighties band. Mr mr aren't god. There's so much indiana so many singles. We have a friend of mine on today. Someone who i cherish their insight on many many emotional issues and it's incredible conversation unbridled honesty on his own beautiful conversation about so many different hard topics i feel like. Yeah we cover a lie. It's really nice hank. Zero zero is a six time emmy award. Winning actor comedian producer. He's been on the simpsons for one hundred and thirteen years starred in a great show. Brock meyer and of course the night at the museum and my favorite the birdcage. What you know what. I didn't bring up which i fully regret But we were just talking about so much other interesting non show-bizzy stuff but he's david the guy on friends and that is i know that resonate with you but it is a huge part of my life. Well hank has a new podcast out. Called the jim brock. I guess jim brock. Meyer how does he. I can't. I'm so excited for you to hear him do. Jim brock meyer. But the show features. Hank reprising his critically acclaimed role of fabled sportscaster. Jim brock meyer and each show. Brock meyer will interview a guest with his inimitable. We just learned that word. Non imitable hardball style. Debut and charles barkley one of the most interesting sports people of all time should be great. Please enjoy hank is area. We are supported by brooke linen. I was just talking about brooklyn because you were in hawaii and we were talking about. 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There's no way you can avoid shooting there at some point but of all the places they send us. It's pretty good when you agree. It's better than say shreveport or do you remember the you could not escape going to new mexico for half the year. Yeah it feels like forgotten. Somehow it's like even watching better call saul and like even just seeing the location through my tv screen. I start to get like. I keep thinking of them on the shoot actually and i love bring bed and better go saw their amazing shows in. And you get very engrossed. But i can't help but think like manley allocation that just looks bear. This is one of the great advantages to being married to an actress right. So just like you. We watch tv in such a specific way that would be so on nauseating to everyone else. So we'll be watching. Game of thrones. Right is the most spectacular set-piece everyone's certainly engrossed in it. An authorised can think is like man they had jon snow like four rows back in the wides. He was probably there for four without any lines. That's all i can think about while. I'm watching the spectacular thing unfold. Yeah you start thinking about the logistics of the shoe totally. Yeah it's sad. How quickly disillusioned you. Of course you're operating with tons of gratitude and you recognize it's the most unique thing and all that aside you're also just outside and it's cold and his boring as fuck. It's not always. oh no it's really tedious. I was just listening to full disclosure. Congratulations on your success. On this podcast. And i'd heard a lot about it for many people in the and hadn't gotten around to it and then i was really psyched to be doing it because i heard it was great and my personal connection you. Yeah i caught up in the last couple of days. Listen to amy poehler and emmanuel acho and particularly really like his uncomfortable conversations and anyway he said a thing about how unglamorous the nfl is and it's the same thing here's another like unique experience that it has to be unique business. Which is you go to a small town in massachusetts like this happened to me. I was shooting this movie. The judge all these amazing stars in it. And then me and you're in this town. And there's a big hubbub like everyone in town caesar's of trucks and whatnot and then and inevitably someone stops you. Say out what are they making. And you go You know movie Who's in it like clearly and then and then you're going through now. what if you're in something matters. No big star in. it's just the most disappointing conversation. If you have those of course. I wanted to buy the more days than it had the combination and your hubbub about your own self. I get one on. What do i know you from what's your answer. I've got a couple of go. To's i used to get tight around that question. Which is larger. I know you guys talk about this kind of thing. But now i've settled into complete openness. And i just answer like i said well people most probably for the bird cage could along kampala could recently. It's george larry donovan but then you get into this awkward. No no no no Eventually i go with you know what my name is. Hank zahra said slowly as e. a. r a google. You'll see all my credits at promise. You'll find something you're right. There's a whole experience with it. Right says i. I've been working. I don't know for seventeen or eighteen years in originally it just shot a hole right in all my insecurities like oh my god. I'm so unmemorable. They're probably thinking zach braff to be honest which happened many times. They thought they were talking his act breath but of the many iterations. And even when. I've been feeling very confident and not threatened by the question. There becomes the tedium of well. Oh boy so. I'm going to probably list everything i've done for the last seventeen years now like you say well you shake your head. No though sometimes i go. They'll go what i see when i go. I don't know what you've seen so list all the movies you seen all the movies they've seen in their entire lives. I was chitty chitty. Bang bang when i was sick one. Well i've got you know not just about movies or tv shows. But i think i've been asked because i'm a character actor so people like a face and not sure from where i think i've been asked i've gone to every college in the country with great you went to ohio state like no no no no. Oh yeah yeah. My favorite one of these. I was in hawaii in an elevator and guy gets on and gives me one of these for those of you. Nobody can see me but the big smile and the point like right like some guy and he goes you're in the upholstery cleaning. business guy. thought. I cleaned his couch but however did it did a great job because he seemed soon. See me was big smile guy who did such a nice job on my lousy. That's kinda lovely. I wish more people approached other random people instead of celebrities with the big smile. And a point you brought myself back to live you were done with that so we've been talking about it for months and you resurrected it. Some performance of my must've registered on him like that like that guys. Work makes me feel like my couch. Just got clean and a great way. So that's good but you know. I know you guys tend to get deep and this actually was a recovery issue for me. I'm sober guys. You know that's how we know each other. I wasn't sure if you're comfortable saying now. We know anything you like. I am an level anything like i. in fact i'm looking forward to it me too but it became an issue for me because for a long time i was really cranky as we say in recovery restless irritable and discontent living in new york where it's constant people in your face almost constant lee and i had those exchanges a lot. You know as you might imagine. I had learned a long time ago to not be rude to people for the most part very polite and kind but inside i was really resenting being interrupted not being recognized in the way i'd like but eventually i got to a point i did some work around it like thinking about what's triggering me with all this and it sure did go back to my childhood because the phrase that kept coming up was put upon i just felt really put upon by like what does that remind me of and visiting this down almost cliche but remind me of growing up and feeling like my parents didn't really see me for who i was and yet they wanted stuff from me that i didn't even feel was really based on me and i'm bellm put upon by those exchanges like have you think about it when you're famous person. People don't really know who you are. They kind of recognize you kind of want something from you and it's not even you. They wanted from this their image of you. Yeah so once. This sort of unlock that. And then i just kinda behaviorally said you know what. I'm gonna put a smile on my face for everyone of these exchanges. It doesn't matter what's going through my mind and i'm going to just answer. Whatever the question is like what i know you from. What have i seen you from. did you clean. I couch was and it took a little practice. Like i had to stay with it for like two three weeks. But then not only. I'm much happier as a result. But i have to say i couldn't get over how much it meant people. Yeah people seemed warmed by it. Got us even just a smile back from me and i felt really retroactively bad. That hadn't been rolling like that for years. Yeah there's this great own wilson interview in playboy. It's the only one i've ever memorized my life full interview. Actually memorize it word for word. That's amazing i've two favorite parts of it. Well one of them are just. He kept getting recognized during the interview. And the interviewer said does that get anointing. He said well you know. It's kind of a cool. Superpower dislike meal. Put people in a great mood when they see you wonder. Framing of that like yeah. That's exactly how you should look at my road with it now is i had done a uso tour. And when i went. I think is a stack of maybe like two thousand headshots assign or whatever and then i posed for god knows how many pitchers and the whole thing was beautiful and pleasant and i loved it and i never minded and i was so happy to do it and i got home and i was like. Why is that so different than when i'm at the airport like what is happening inside and for me. I realized it was a lot about expectations. So i went there going. I'm going to take pictures with everyone. I meet and i'm gonna be at their disposal for me a little bit of it as the uncontrollability of or the lack of control like if i go to the grocery store maybe nothing will happen or i'm proceeding of nothing happened but then maybe there's five things that now happen and i didn't anticipate that nats my discomfort. Like oh i have no control over this. I'll never be able to turn this off. And this is a loss of control. Feeling really yet is expectation and it's sort of needs to be much like program needs to be committed to one day at a time. I have to remind myself every day to reframe like going to go out. Stuff's going to happen and may not like it. I like the way. I'm approached or whatever it is our interrupted and that smile thing needs to happen and it takes practice and then i became like pavlov's dog where after non very long exchanges that i used dread is too strong a word but not look forward to because i'm just always smiling automatically your body can't tell the difference between a fake smile and an actual smile at it releases like pleasanton. Orphan can work backwards. They said yes. And i began to enjoy the experience and look forward to it there in lies like somebody who desires great control. I can either. You're out of control by this or can come up with a little system. Where actually i'd take control back like i'm gonna smile. It's actually gonna change my mood. Oh my gosh. I have kind of a say over my emotional reaction to this. And it's actually empowering ironically yes and. I really had to get over myself to do it. Because i can give you a very good argument. I can make the very good legal case or the point. Counterpoint case about why. I have every right to be very cranky about that. Yes and i did for years but another nice program phrase right you wanna be right or do you want to be happy. That's the tough one for monica. I am particular. It is tough. We just had it this guy at grant on. We've had him on a few times. He's a organizational psychologists. He's a brilliant man. But we were having this conversation and he said well people are basically three things that are either a prosecutor a preacher or a politician and both monitoring were like. I've never experienced politician or preacher. I am trying to court case every minute of the when. I'm not actively doing it. I'm doing in my head all day long and yeah. It's so vital to me that i'm right. Oh it's embarrassing. Yeah that's a big deal. I refer to my recovery a lot lately. My recovery work is as shit. I'm right about that. Makes me angry my sponsor. And i talk a lot about one of the most challenging things and sobriety is when you are genuinely wrong when you perceive being wrong or like you're kind of cranky and pissed but when actually yeah no you just got wrong. Somebody did you wrong. Somebody was rude. Somebody cheated or lied. Somebody done you wrong. But you're not allowed to drop your program tools and become an unpeaceful man just because happened and you'd have signed on a punt your serenity and you don't wanna drank or whatever might lead to so what does one do well once you had men right that you're the only one that suffers. That's the other shitty thing to admit to yourself like okay. I can be mad at that person. And i will suffer. They want they're not gonna probably think twice about getting the upper hand on me other than maybe in a celebratory way. I mean what i've found is actually i in the conversation. You're having with amy. You guys were talking about the admired. The ability to sort of in the moment kind of expressed the feelings and get them out and work them through as opposed to. Because amy was saying she's a processor she'll go away and kinda feel it and then come back with some kind of packaged response. Yeah i'm actually a fan of that. Not the suppressing of the emotion. Not like i gotta stuff this down. But i'm a big believer in go process it for real go really feel the feelings. I'll call my sponsor. I'll call whoever and say god damn it. I'm i'm so upset. And here's why. And then i'm a big believer in calming down though and seeing what that was all about. And then if there is conversation that needs to be had its best had lovingly calmly and knowing what fear you brought into the thing is helpful. Yes and also look near on par. Sometimes you're because you're triggered and had nothing to do with what happened. It just reminds you your dad from on your nine or you were wrong and you didn't like being called on it or whatever it is and then you're really glad you didn't pop off in the moment. Yeah as long as you use that time away to feel as opposed to come up with the court case that is very key to not control not to like. Let me see how i can contrive this so that i needn't feel and i'm not wrong. No that was added as. That's that's the temptation yet should be a sharing and not a dictating. even if it's a benevolent dictating or women. Tensions run a lot of times. These things coming down to like my wife had to point this out to me a year or two ago. Today's my nine year anniversary by. Oh wild timing much yes that you go away from a rough exchange say or something like this right where you gotta go where i've learned not to bomb angry from triggered. I really is best. If i go away because i don't want to pour gasoline on fires earth save stuff i don't mean and it's nonproductive so i go away and doing the right thing where i'm feeling it. I'm venting to my sponsor going god at this and that and so you identify. Oh you know this is actually is my part. I have a piece of this. Where a i went off the rails and also it kind reminds me and went on tan. And that's mine too but actually there's also this piece that i don't like that my wife does i don't like the tone with which she expressed it and i don't wanna use that tone and i don't want to tone us with me so what i used to do is go. So here's my part is triggered me about how when i was ten and i and this is my thing and i did that wrong and so i apologize and also you know the tone that you use. Can you not use that. And she said to me a couple of years ago. Can you separate these two things out. Can you either make amends. And then have it be a separate conversation about what you don't like what i did. I now start with. Here's my part. I apologize and then maybe day or two later. You know there was a tone thing that maybe i wasn't loving that we can try to avoid this tricky business. Yeah owning your shit and stating needs and all at the same time and you know. Sometimes i wonder if you wrestled us. I'm like is this all a great gift to my spouse or is the so exhausted. She's in program as well. My wife is recovering as well. Okay that helps. We're we're buddies in if anything we need to like. Pull back off with each other. We'll we'll spend hours. You know quoting scripture to each other program. I feel like i would like that. It's great i mean. It gets us out of a lot of pickles. It's nice to know that we can fall back on it and believe me we have to. You know how it goes triggering. The trigger triggers the trigger them the triggered triggered triggered convert your off to the races and then the ability to go off to your neutral corner and process it and then come back with accountability for your side is color is i think that must be helpful because at least you have a common rule book you know. Most people don't in any sort of relationship so they're coming with the way they handle things and then other person does sometimes those do not match up or it's like oh i don't actually care about that. Well i care about that a ton but at least when you guys have a commonality of how to find solutions. You're doing it in the exact same way and the phrase you mentioned rulebook. I often think about programming recovery. As like this rule book. That i always wish i had my whole life. That actually is a really pretty good set of guidelines and principles and parameters to work within and yeah the fact that we sort of have mutual agreement and speak the same language in that way. It is helpful. Yeah i guess it's kind of yeah just like a green on an ethic which is really cool. The thing we value they would value. But you know. I know obviously everything about your current program but what does interest me monica. And i don't know a lot about we had one guest. Who's an expert on it waiting. Cummings whitney cummings witney yes. Her alanon knowledge blew my mind. And i was really fascinated by and she told me this which i had never heard but i assume to be true. Is that generally alcoholic start out as codependence. It's like you're codependent. First and then you find alcohol and that kind of liberate you from your codependency but you were originally an alanon person right. Yeah correct if you came up to me and you're like what is the number one thing you gotta a. I'd probably say for me. It's the four step learning how to figure out my role in things. When i'm afraid of the big breakthrough for me what would you say. Is that an alanon for those of you scoring at home. Alanon is like for families and friends and relatives of alcoholics. The assumption is not the assumption. The assertion is that alcohol is family disease. If you've got one drunker addict in the family it's gonna affect the entire family. Whether it's mom dad spouse child friend whoever and if you become with the call para alcoholic would you take on the characteristics of the disease without ever picking up the drink or the drug as they say and alcoholism and drug addiction is an obsession. It's a compulsive desire to fix. What's wrong with you by taking in substances and it works for a while feels better and then it gives out of your control and your health and everybody else's around you start suffering big time so for al-anon's it's desire usually to fix this person. Oh my son. My wife and my husband is killing themselves hurting themselves. I gotta help. I gotta fix i gotta make it right. So you get so other fixated as an alanon. You get so concerned with somebody else's problem and and again you're right. You're wrong you're right. They should stop killing themselves. They really should on fire that you live with day. No one would argue with you. That drunken friends should stop killing themselves. You are technically correct but again you wanna be ready. You wanna be happy. Unfortunately it doesn't work. No one has the power to get somebody else sober to fix them to fix their lives. That's hard for people very very difficult incomes an obsession and so giving that up so basically alanon recovery is all about what you just said which is finding the fourth step like what's my part in this where mostly alanon recovery leads you to is my part in his. I need to come back to myself. I need to actually be more selfish in a good way to put myself. I you make amends list and for most al-anon's yourself is at the top of that list. He's taking care of myself. I need to mind my own business. I need to find what i loved to do. Besides obsess over this other person in their problems and that was me for seven years. I it's funny dax. You might have heard me share this at a meeting to back in the day. But so i asked myself what i like to do. What do i want. I came out of a marriage. And we were actually to al-anon's we were both raised in addict. Households and drug can households and neither of us it turns out. I was a pretty good drunk. But i wasn't onto it yet. There's always a worse drunk. You can look at if you want. There was that and there was also. I was weird. I would like mix it up. My primary go to drug is obsessing on other people so i would spend years in these co depending crazy relationships throat obsess about other people on some of them were drunks and some of them weren't and i wouldn't particularly user drink in those periods of time. Because i kind of had my drunk fix and then the second. I was single i would try to drink snort. The universe as a single person. And then as soon as i found someone to play with i would put that down again in obsess on them and on and on and on that went for years. So we were kind of to unrecovered. Al-anon's dancing with each other which can be really crazy almost crazier than the classic Drunk and codependent. Those two puzzle pieces at least fit nicely. Yeah this gets. A curling cues of passive aggressive complications to start to happen insane in recovering from that. I'd have what i called. I'm days days where i would literally stare at a blank. Wall ango Out loud. Because i had no idea what to do with myself if i was not reacting to this other human being a mike. What do i like to make a list like. What am i like to do like polka right. I started playing poker. Because i like frisbee golf. I guess documentaries Lake and one of the things. I discovered i really enjoyed doing was drinking my brains out and Running around like an idiot which was actually healthy for me for a while. It was actually good to get out there and do that. And then that that got away from me that got problem after a while. And then i got sober and this may be very air perspective of it. But i will say i think as us drunks are under tremendous allusions in delusions. People that are caught up in the web of addiction and the codependency side will. They need to admit to themselves. Is that person allows you to not focus on anything going on with you like in the same way that alcohol allows you to not focus on the pain that you're going through the very similar in that everyone's just avoiding dealing with the big hole right big-time amick the contract and the messy room. I i thought it was a genius for coming up with this. Then i found out that everybody in covering knows this but i don't i don't i you even they don't call it that but you just basically said it. The contract in the mess room is this. The messy room is like this big room of junk that you've thrown everything in your house right and you close the door. It's like oh my god. There's every piece of garbage and messes in there and you don't want to go through it and look and you don't want clean it which that'll become your four step inventory eventually when you open that door and look in there but you're like i don't wanna face my pain i- obsessions my craziness. My herds my all of this my childhood so you shut that door and you say you know what we're going to do. I'm going to focus totally on you. I'm going to focus on my sweetie and all their problems and all their craziness and pretty much defer to what they wanna do and the contract is so we're going to do that. We're going to focus on you. It's going to be your way. And i'm gonna follow you around and i get to avoid my crap my shit as you just mentioned. That's a terrible contract even if it were spoken out loud but it's usually this unspoken thing and builds tremendous resentment but then one day a month right. I want it returned. Like wait a minute i actually need you. I wanna focus on my stuff today. But that's not what we do in this relationship. There's no room for that. No the movie or big emotional problem. It's like it's all about your thing. So and then i would explode like wait a minute one day a month. I wanted to be about me and it's not like you're nuts like what are you talking about l. a. your advertising no you're supposed to obsess about me all day long. I'm supposed alighting on gasoline in this. Is the thing exactly. So even if it were it would be terrible contracting. It's like this unspoken thing the psychic connection that goes on this agreement so it was undoing. That when i got into a recovery. That's all about service and actually doing for others. But i felt much more capable of doing it in a more balanced way because i knew how to take care of myself at that point so i could give from the excess and sort of not give to you hoping you'll fix me but just literally to be giving something away and that feeling of healthy surface of healthy giving even if it's a smile at people on the street who want to know where they know me from right. I don't know how you feel dax but like that feeling of healthy giving that's the high was always chasing. That's like the closest thing to what drugs alcohol felt to me. It's the least sexy way in the world to arrive at self esteem. Which is really all. I'm craving is like to like me. I was under the illusion. That of a couple million americans like me. I would like me. Mark the illusion of actresses liked me and wanted to sleep with me. That would make me like me. And lo and behold talking to someone. I don't wanna talk on the phone for me like myself. Not enjoying it per se but lo and behold a hang up and i go. Oh man yeah okay. I like that person. You're the type of person that would take time on your day to talk about something boring with somebody to help them. I that guy exactly it service and also lake all the stuff we went to right because we've all been through and he bus in recovery by definition means we had a bottom where series of them which were not fun and not good and really painful and lot of our lives of felt not good to us and the idea that that pain from those relationships or that suffering that addiction can actually be of service get useful. My story can actually be helpful to somebody. Who's struggling with it. Yeah have blazed a trail for them a bit. It makes like all that feel like it had a point. Yep prior day. My failures were just failures. But now when i share them they somehow are helpful to somebody like they get something out of it. And i'm like. Wow that's a flip of how i see that now. And i almost exclusively learned from other. Men's failures not their triumphs like. that's where i learned. Stay tuned for more armchair expert different dare. We are supported by cbd md. 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I did not know what to do or what to read or out of the exit and to your point of staring at the wall. It would just be like searching for something to do. I would just move my cell phone from room to room for like ten minutes. I would just like sit there and then move it out and then move to a different room like just trying to assert some control or take up the space that was going towards the obsession different. It was just. It's so easy. And i think maybe if you're an obsessive person to begin with you're probably more likely to fall into these traps. Maybe no definitely yeah. And i didn't know if there was like a good goto piece of literature for people. There's a big book of allen. I mean there's tons of literature if you're interested in a meeting. I'm happy to to bring you anytime soon. Yeah but you know the newcomers packets have little pamphlets and then they're really concise breakdowns like one of the first things you want to do to learn the facts about understanding alcoholism real crisp clear. Quick breakdown of what. The alcoholics pretty much going through and then understanding ourselves and then there's a pretty chris clear breakdown of how one reacts to that almost all the time. Yeah and it's almost upsettingly mundane and typical predictable. I now it's cliche. It is not that mysterious. It pretty much goes one way for the alcoholic and for the al-anon ic who's going along for the ride and one of the things we get over both in a recovery alanon recovery with the call terminal uniqueness you walk in there thinking. Oh my god my story you understand. No you don't understand what i have been through. And then it's like. Oh my not long into recovery like geez. We're all the same in here. Foreign pound truck driver tells you story. You're like okay. I wasn't expecting that. And then some woman tells her story and then yeah and you're like oh yeah well i'll tell you hang. I ended up doing a an episode about it called seven about relapsing and sixteen years ago. I didn't have a life. That was so complete that i had to do a ton of line. I didn't have those kind of connections or my girlfriend at the time also drank a lot to again. She was geared for that. So i didn't have to lie much but my life had become so beautiful in this program that i had to lie. You know. I had to look at monica and see no. You're off base. I'm not on anything. And then i had to tell my wife and my tolerance to do that. I think that's the only gift. I got out of the whole sixteen years is i don't have the tolerance for it anymore. Created a higher bottom for you. Yes it was actually too painful. And i have to attribute that to having gotten a not be that way for so long you know slips apart. A recovery relapses a partner. Recovery well again. My terminal uniqueness is yes slips her parter recovery for other people but never meet. I'm a special breed. I'm very intelligent breed of alcoholic. Well it's funny. What can surprise us and trigger us and and make a left turn right. What are they saying. The big book. I just took that left. Turn right into the. They always that antiquated like tavern. Such a good old john barley corn was waiting for me. And it seems mundane in the moment. Often like it's not sometimes. It's a big fanatic things. Sometimes it's just like i'm doing this this and and lying is part of it right. It's baked right in. A member was complaining to my sponsor about dear friend of mine who goes in and out and in and out in and out of sobriety and it really upsets me you know and like what really gets me this week and planning to my sponsors really gets me is. I'm sitting there in a meeting with the guy and he's lying about his day count. he's lying and i know he is. He knows i know and he's not being honest about. He doesn't have thirty four as he. Nobody he knows. I know he doesn't and he can listen to me. My sponsors british. So let me get this straight. You're upset because the alcoholic is lying on the basketball players dribbling that weight soul. Why i gotta say. I met you there and i want to say it was really in the beginning days. It was nine years ago and then you moved to new york. And i missed you greatly and i always of the many many many years i've had in my life. One is also been sober entertaining motherfucker. So i get to listen to you share. That's not too bad. You know you got to listen to someone. Tell their story. It's not terrible that you have the voice you have in the charisma you have so thank you. Why thank you dave. thanks. I consider myself the ted baxter of drugs know that meaning. You're speaking of. There's some pretty entertaining charismatic folks in there and that does make it more interesting. But i'm now the point where jeez i love listening to people in those rooms. I mean lately. I'm unless couple years my focus has been aca. Was that adult of alcoholics. Yeah i should look into that. Well i mean to me. It's a misleading title. Because it's really any household that at any dysfunction of any kind and you qualify which is definitely every drunk. Every addict grew up in some version of dysfunction. There's just no question. And i really feel like the second one get sober in. Aa you qualify for the alanon program. I believe that because you may not necessarily pursue it or not. Be your cup of tea and recovery but because alanon ism is about people places things now and the second you stop you put down your drug or substance. The choice all of a sudden the world to with and as you referred to earlier. I'm an obsessive crazy thing waiting to happen now. So whether it's with cocaine or with booze or with food or with work or with sex does not really matter. I'll find where to point it and sometimes multiple ones at once sherve. Ideally well yes it can be working out in eating a subway sandwich while getting a blowjob. I often try as close to that. And then my first sponsor in alanon was big on. What's the root of this. What the origin comic book story of this feeling of this urge this obsession and i didn't realize it at the time but that's a very aca way to work where you're like wait a minute. Let's go back. Let's find where you first associate these feelings. You know like as i mentioned earlier like that feeling. Why am i having such a hard time with people coming up to me on the street and smiling and asking me what movie they know me from and sure enough there was something. It's pretty big trigger in there. When i was a kid digging that stuff up i have found to be really really next level for me kinda keeps it all sort of present and going. That's what i'm sort of focusing on mostly lately. Yeah man i admire. How much stuff. You're doing i really do. But alas we must talk about your beautiful career and we must talk of course about the simpsons which is now thirty one years. Is that where we're at. Yeah i believe she's thirty. Two is currently airing. I think that's right. We're about to do thirty four. I think is that the world record other than like sixty minutes that has to be or today show or whether it's the longest scripted show so within net thirty one years. I have to imagine you felt the entire gamut about that experience. Yeah i mean. The whole thing is unprecedented and in source. Strange in a certain way. I mean i'm just a voice on our voice says on it so for longtime mary tainted anonymity within it. I mean you know first solid ten fifteen years of it who knew the voices behind it really. Once you guys got started getting paid a ton. Everyone started paying attention an particular. Yes yeah and then that god kinda headline e and then and then if you hang around. Long enough people start making connections. Oh that's the guy from the simpsons. Oh right okay. Yeah was being part of a cultural phenomenon. A factory of like amazing talent that like came through a conan okoye. Yeah watching all those guys come through and it really was. The writers as voice actors just took a job. You know but we weren't breaking any ground is voice actors really. We were just doing hopefully a good job. It was the writers who kind of in their own little way a little bit. Reinvented comedy or a way to do a sitcom or a way to do an animated show or combine the two they sort of broke some new ground there in a way that people really responded to especially in the first ten years so that was fun to be part of all that you know yeah. Did you resent that. You are anonymous. Like you're on a number one show makes a ton of money. You make a ton of money. Was there any point where like there should be some adulation attached all this. Yeah i mean like a good alcoholic. All resents anything. That doesn't go my way. At least at least for in and out but i was building an on camera career as as we would say at the time and so they were sort of parallel. Yeah going on yet. Less someone forget. I mean you're the most anybody is reading about you today. It's it's you can't read an article about the birdcage that you aren't specifically highlighted as the greatest part of up an incredibly great movie with incredibly great performances. Like if you've only done that you could lay down in the casket and be pretty fucking proud. Well that's what sort of made me as an on camera actor. That was like my biggest break. There were a couple of little breaks that led to that break but yes so but listen my on camera career if you will has never quite caught up to my voice over career but that's fine. It's a pretty high bar on the voice oversight and one of the nice thing to bring everything back to sobriety and recovery but one of the nice things about all of it is making peace with all of that processing it staring at it. Oh that does press my buttons in this or that way. What do want wanna look at there and getting gratefulness on. Isn't it extraordinary. That i've gotten to do any of this at all and not focusing on. Oh the things i haven't done or wish could have gone bigger better. Whatever i mean. This is one that you don't get a lot of sympathy for per se. And i also have a tough time convincing young aspiring actors. Who happened to be sober sponsoring. Like i'm telling you you think that the money and the fame is gonna fix this. I promise you it isn't easy for you to say and i'll make a point to say it doesn't make any less true. I promise you. I also have a couple of sponsors who do have all of that money and fame more than i do and they can honestly report. It did not fix it in fact made it worse because it's a terrible moment. A lot of people have talked about this and all walks of life to realize that that level of success and money and seeming control and power like all good drugs. It does work for a while. It'll feel very nice. And i wish on everyone that you should have this problem to discover that ultimately a lot of money fame and success in power is not gonna ultimately fix. You will make you happy but it's a good problem to have. I always imagine because this is come up many times. And i always imagined like twenty two year old meal listening to this and i know what i would say. I'd be like that's cool. I'll find out for myself. You might even me right. But we'll see i'll find out for myself by all means. Yeah yeah hope everybody does. It doesn't make it any less true and it's a terrible moment right when you realize. Wow i am a rich successful famous miserable. Fuck i oh yeah oh excuse. Now it's scary. I found it to be really scary because there's nowhere else to point anymore. Yeah it's bad. i mean it's really. It's disturbing nothing. Anybody should pity is or like the poor guy. It's not about that but on just saying in together listen yes very much say that. I didn't come to you in a prison cell exactly on tree. I mean yeah. They're harder roads chess. But on saying is i can only report from my own pad. It was very disturbing to have all that and realise boy. I'm not happy. What the fuck. Yeah yeah yeah. I gotta look somewhere else. I gotta figure something else out. Okay so one thing we have to talk about which. I don't think you'll be afraid to talk about at all but who listen to this. Show obviously probably be aware of this. Obviously a monica's also indian so. This is a great person to be involved in this conversation. What i know of your response based on the movie there was a movie right. The problem with apu. Yes which was a documentary film calling out the character of abu and my voicing of it yeah and man you wanna talk about. If it were me the temptation i would have to defend myself. Because i would feel like someone was calling me personally. A racist and my identity would be on the line like our fight to the death to prove you. I'm not a racist the fact that your response was such that the maker of the film publicly thanked you for how you responded to it again. Bring all back has to be in the mix right like can you make that response without the work. You've done not to applaud you for all this. I'm just saying i appreciate. The response was just kind of go through. What the response. Well it's not about congratulating me for the response. Because i big part in creating the problem to begin with so nothing takes that away except maybe an immense overtime which. I'm attempting to make. But i'm interested to hear monica. I don't wanna put you on the spot for a person of color having to like Talk about any of this may now want to but this goes perfect. She'll be consoling us by the end of this. Which is the greatest person can have in hoping take aside back door into white fragility comfort both inc and i as we know. But i'm glad you asked because absolutely look that's a trauma. Okay that's how it should up from me. I got called out publicly got cancelled however you wanna put it right and nearly really intensive like a documentary film in which i was. Pardon the pun the white whale of it and like blaming me like mostly for an all of this stuff. Okay so i dealt with the way. I deal with any crisis in my life pro grammatically and as i said earlier. Okay so lot of feelings. Lot of defensive feelings lot of heard lot of anger lot. I wanna cry. I wanna all kinds of things so my training as a recovering guy is as one month when my feelings are at their peak. I need to shut up aid to process those feelings on any to listen and learn and in the case of this topic. Racism might participation racism or at least in a racist practice or in structural racism as it relates to show business. Or whatever you wanna call it or all the above bechicago wile. I mean that was not like a two week process like when it first all happen was happening. I was like jeeze. What is all this. It became apparent. Do i keep voicing this character or not. And i could make that decision very quickly. I didn't know how to make it so i needed to educate myself a lot. Because on the one hand. I didn't want knee-jerk respond to like what could have been a is this seventeen hipsters microbrewery in brooklyn just deciding or is this like a real thing is indicative. I know it's just a cartoon character but his is representative of of an example of a true example of structural racism at least as it relates to showbusiness in this country. And so i needed to look at my part. So i went and learn. I read and i talked to people. I talked to a lot of indian people. I talked to a lot of people who knew a lot about racism in this country. I took seminars. I read a kind of went back and forth and back and forth. And i know from program to keep my mouth shut until i have some idea of what the hell i'm talking about. Maybe a while. I'm still confused and hurt and upset and defensive. And i want to say anything and i don't wanna say anything in today's world of social media or whatever so we don't wanna like swinging on vine of like a tweet or a thing one of the things that really occurred to me like sort of halfway through that process. It was like two or three years between when it all kinda hit and the documentary came out. And what actually went on was actually on stephen colbert and sorta made a public statement about it. And by then. I had felt like i know what's in my heart. I know what i feel. I know my part is. I know where i stand on this. I feel like. I had something thoughtful intelligent compassionate and responsible and owning my part to say what i really thought about dax was i bet a date with destiny with this thing for like thirty one years or whatever was the time a guy called alfred maybe twenty seven years into the thing or whatever yeah and if i had not gotten sober in that time and i was still drunk guy i promise you. I promise you wouldn't have taken much wine. Maybe a half a glass for me to be in my feelings one night and fire off some kind of tweet that i felt justified in firing off. Yeah you know some kind of defensive white fragile just like mini tweet now and boy am. I glad i wasn't in my cups and also had a system in place where i could look at this thing and what i realized just to finish to me. Racism participating in racism as it structural. Racism in this country is about blind spots. I really didn't know any better. I didn't think about it. And that was part of my. I don't love the term white privilege. I mean it applies. I prefer relative advantage. I was unaware of how much relative advantage. I'd receive in this country as a white kid from queens. I didn't think about this stuff. Because i never had to. Yeah and they were very good intentions on all of our part and we try to do a funny thoughtful character and just because there were good intentions doesn't mean they weren't real negative consequences to the thing that i am accountable for and let's talk about the difference between shame and guilt. Okay shame which we all know from recovery. Shame as i'm terrible. I don't deserve to live a bad person and this is what drives us to drink. Guilt is i did wrong. I'm not wrong. I did wrong. I can be accountable for that. I can make amends. I can be responsible for that and try to make it right and that applies to stuff. I did when i was drunk at applies to my blind spots around this character and that was the journey i went on. I'm still on. I continue to do this work. I'm really committed to part of my immense role this really continuing to educate myself. And in fact i've hooked up with a group called the sole focus group which is one of the best seminars that i took was with those guys. And we're in the process of creating a nonprofit where we try to bring this work. The journey i went on. I want to share with people of educating myself in this area and i'm working with them to actually become facilitator trainer of the seminars. I feel like i have a unique story to offer journey with this op. Who stuff so. We're working on that. We're going to really kinda come out with it in the course of this year. I'm happy to talk about all this. I actually get rather passionate about it. Well i want to hear montegazza. Say but like okay. That's my childhood. Right so i have an affinity for the show. I have been made happy so many times by that character laughed so many times i've enjoyed it. I've done an indian accent a million times. I did it in a movie without a paddle. I've one line. I do it. I was defensive. Of uk's i'm like okay. Well we're kind of judging something by nineteen eighty-eight standards today but now it is the victim of being around for thirty one years and you know all these things. I'm lucky enough to have become best friends with monica as you say recognizing like holy shit. I just did that indian accent. Whatever the fuck i wanted. I never thought once about it and i never thought about what it is to be. Monica growing up indian phone duluth georgia and how. That's already so fucking hard. And i'm and i'm just very grateful that i met monica and i need to meet everybody. I've have so many spots in that way. Google ahead monica. Lets you in this as we're talking about you and your people. Well no. it's a journey for me too. I actually. I really really appreciate that. It took you two or three years before you felt comfortable really speaking on it because it means it wasn't just lip service. We weren't like. Oh i got gotta fix my image or i gotta do this. You really committed to learning about it. And yeah i mean i think it's so complicated because it is the system that we're all products of and we do have to individually take steps to change that but to blame one person or one thing for this overall issue is. I don't think helpful. I think it's good to you know as we're doing now. We're just shedding more light on the overall problem index and. I first started doing this. Podcast we. We're getting a lot of debates about race and accents and so i can only do white people. You knew irish people. I'm so offended. That i don't have access to every human on the planet that is my right. Yeah and and i was like. Here's part of the problem. It's that there isn't enough representation in general like if there was an indian person on every show. Then you could probably do that. But the fact that there's like three representations and they all seem to be very stereotypical and not just in this case of like a white person representing a indian person. We cow pen on and like the first movie he did. The character's name was taj mahal. Like those are the things that were seeing and people are seeing and foreign indian person when the representations are taj mahal. It's like okay. The white people around me think that's what indians are so there are going to place that on me and then i have to crawl myself out of that till hang about your crush. That's the one that really like broke my heart and hit home for me. I mean i think a lot of our listeners of heard it but for your sake. So i was in sixth grade and i really liked this boy and we all had mutual friends and everyone was boyfriend and girlfriend except me and i really wanted him to be my boyfriend. You know. we're in sixth grade. So take that for what it is but and he liked me. I liked him and we were all at the pool and one of my friends went up to him. Why don't you ask monica to be your girlfriend. And he said well. I would but her parents work at dairy queen and they don't but people don't understand this because in georgia lot of the dairy queens are franchised by indian families. So there's a lot of indian people working at the dairy queen and he was not. I don't think saying. I think her parents work at the dairy queen. He's saying i can't because she's indian and were kids and it was kind of the first time that i realized oh this is going to be a big problem. I can't make people. Unsee that or unknow that and so for me. It's like when there are stereotypical. Portrayals that just fuels to this fire. That i'm already trying to put out so hard to put out. So this was my personal story but i gotta say i want to ask because he's not saying that truly impacted her life from that point. I've met so many guys who are in love with monica. And i'll go. Why don't you that guy was no no. He's not like shutdown part of her. That could see that guys are in love with her or attracted to her and like a real effect undeniable. I have heard a story like that many many times for many many indian people and other people of color and has a real impact this kind of this perpetuating the stereotype and right. So i'm sure it didn't matter to monica how well intentioned up was in that moment. I mean it's like i talked to one student in particular. I speaking to my son's school. I was talking to the indian students there. I wanted to get their input. Seventeen year old boy. Maybe a year ago two maybe three years he's never even seen the simpsons doesn't know from it really but knows what up who means it's practically a slur at this point. All he knows is this is how his people are thought of and represented too many people in this country still with tears in his eyes he said to me it was so sweet the way he put he said. Well you please tell the writers in hollywood that what they do and what they come up with really matters in people's lives like it has consequences and i was like yes my friend. I will tell them that. I said to him. I'm going to say to you right now. I really do apologize. I know this he weren't asking for that but it's important. You know i apologize for my part in creating that in participating in that part of me feels like i need to every single indian person in this country and personally apologize and sometimes i do when dairy queen every well. You know i wanted. I wanted to talk about this. I mean i want to bring together about the last ten minutes so there i am. It's nineteen eighty eight right and somebody says to me. Hey it was like one line. Can you do an indian accent said. Yeah i think so and abu comes out okay. I'm like okay and we all laugh. That was funny. Okay good so that keeps going from there and over the years it develops whatever now in my head was peter. Sellars performance in a movie called the party birmingham's exactly which was about nineteen sixty six and peter in brown face. Okay and doing this really silly character. Now here's a great example of white privilege relative advantage now to me as a fifteen year old when i saw that movie at that time. It's what nineteen seventy-nine whatever to me. There's no difference between how funny. Peter sellars is a french guy as clues. Oh or as german guy dr strangelove or as hundi. Bugsy in the party funny funniest funny right. So i'm like great. And i'm a mimic spiring voice guy so and i can do the accent. I can do strange level and do clue to. There's no difference to me either in that way. I'm like oh it's all good right. So i'm happily kinda maggi ing this joyous character of apu. I'm thinking of like joyful performance by sellers albeit very marginalizing and racist. At the time. Indeed people were very upset with that portrayal and back in nineteen sixty six. So now i'm willing to. How can i couldn't possibly be passing along structural racism more perfectly at least in show business context taking something that was already upsetting. No this is wonderful. What do i know. A white kid from queens. I enjoyed it. And i also grow with don rickles and there's a billion other examples that you can make of how we were just told. I was told us a young aspiring comedian. No racial humor is fine. It's there's airplane food and there's new york. La and cats and dogs and racist stuff. It's all comedy now. What i'm not realizing of course is i can feel that ways away. Thanks i'm not leaving with any of the consequences of those things as you just said. I don't have the boy not wanting to date me because my parents were the dairy queen people right. Yeah because her computer programming mother and engineer father are working at dairy queen. This really came home to me. Part of this journey. I had i was speaking to an indian reporter from huffington. Post name melito. I was starting to get when that people were having problem with his character. She said can you about it. And i said sure i be interested and we had this nice conversation and as were talking i realized i worked for the comedian years ago. A very waspy guy. Very funny guy. Name them but brilliant comedian and he would do Kind of stereotypical jewish voice. What do you mean like shrugged amateurish guy and i think most does that did that. Bother me number of my favorite portrayal. But it didn't bother me like i didn't like it. An annoy me too much. And i realized like as you said was pretty much. The only representation of indian people in america pop culture for twenty years proxy. Yeah yeah and if that were the only representation of my people in american pop culture which was a christian guy talking. Like i would have been crazy about that and then top that now i hear a lot of the argument like and you referred to it earlier. Dice like well. Where does this end. And those my first bit of defensiveness to buy should i stopped doing cletus. Now is a southern guy. And i stopped doing luigia. Who's and a guy and do do i not do an ida. Shucks either that out of bounds as well. And where does it end right. And here's the thing is if it's a character of color in particular a as you mentioned earlier monica there's not the same level of opportunity. Their argument is if it's an indian character or lat next character or black character please. Let's let's have that person voiced the character in a it's more authentic be. They might not only bring in an authentic voice to it but the experience of their colorization to it. And let's not take jobs away from people who who don't have enough but on top of that you know. Let's say i had to live with that characterization a jewish characterization like i'm still a white guy so even though i'm not loving that dishes what people think i should like. My father sounds leg of whatever if i walk into the grocery store. People look at me immediately unless they may be see my nose from the side. Maybe and make an assumption mongo. Oh there's that jewish guy he must sean like these but as an indian person immediate right skin every literally where you can't get away from. Yeah that is the difference. That's why it's not the same as the italian guy. I mean i haven't here. The argument will have to be a bartender to play moe the bartender. You're not a cop you shouldn't play wiggham. I mean that's just ridiculous. Yeah stay tuned. For more armchair expert dispute we are supported by squares base. Just recommended squarespace to our friend. Laura because she's getting married and she's creating a wedding website. What a great reason to create a website and there is no easier place to do it because squarespace gives you beautiful. Templates created by world-class designers powerful ecommerce functionality. 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There's hundreds of video lessons from one hundred plus today's most brilliant minds in their available anytime anywhere on ios android desktop apple tv amazon fire and roku i highly recommend you check it out get unlimited access to every master class is an armchair. You get fifteen percent. Often annual membership go to masterclass dot com slash dax. that's masterclass dot com slash dax for fifteen percent off masterclass. Well i gotta tell you. I had two little breakthroughs. One is. I didn't like the term white privilege either but it hit me from being sober. Which is the amount of drugs. I carry around all the time and the amount of times was publicly fucked up in the way i spoke to cops when i interacted with him. If any of that stuff happened and i was black. I know for certain i'd be imprisoned. That was my big click. I'm like oh. I was a raging drug addict for a decade and very out loud about it and i didn't suffer any fucking consequences. That is a huge privilege. I'm not imprison. And then the other one. I had was kind of doing what you did. So i would listen ice cube as a kid. I loved ice cube. Vocally didn't like white people. I didn't mind. I would say well. Why are people so offended. If there's a hillbilly singing against black people. I i listen ice cube. I'm not gonna and finally it hit me. Like i'm not going to get pulled over by ice cube then go to court and the judges ice cube and then not every single person holding power above me looks like ice cube but every person of power generally speaking is why. That's why it's radically different for me. Listening is q. Versus a black dude. Listen david allen coe. That's the difference totally in seminars. We do we define racism as legitimate access to power with jit legal access to power plus prejudice and that creates racism structural racism and much of it is implicit much of it is not conscious. It's in the groundwater as it were like. That was my groundwater peter sellers. Don what i was kind of i was in the great tradition of comedians. I admired and by the way i'm on board with what right privilege represents just think much like the police. Oh it gets too easy to dismiss like like when i first heard white privilege. I'm like wait a minute. I didn't grow up with no silver spoon in my mouth. I'm not that doesn't matter you know. Oh four alcoholic stepdad's that's my privilege. Violence buchan bima less. What a privilege. Yeah i got it just really white. Supremacist society. it's like wait a minute. I'm not a clansman iowa. There's no hold on my. It doesn't mean that and so i just feel like we can. Maybe sometimes we a little more intentional around the verbiage to i agree i think the left. Our side of the political spectrum is the worst branding world. Defend the police. Nobody wants their neighborhood to get more dangerous. Like there's a better better way invest in preventing societal issues that ended up with policing required. That's a good message. Exactly i heard acho say you guys i mean de-fund the police is a good hashtag hashtag. Maybe we should reallocate funds for the police so that it goes to better places in everybody's more effective compassionate not a great hash. Not so great. I want to say one more thing about you. Know you said one line. And that was that i think that's the big takeaway it's not about you. It's not about the creators. There wasn't even one person in that room who could say. Actually i think that's a little bit offensive. So that for me is the reason we have to diversify everything. Because you need that person's opinion you need an indian person in the room in the writer's room to say like that seems fine or actually no. That's how we fix. The structure of it is by putting more people in power to say. This is okay. This isn't okay. Monica jared percent. You don't trust hanging either figure out what's offensive for all the experience living. Well i read. So how would you. You don't have the experience. It's not your fault exactly but you have to know what you don't know and you have to have respect for that and respect for the real consequences of no matter how well intentioned how even how funny it is but let's check ourselves yes you need someone in the room. And if they're not in the room. I mean there's ways around this like let's say okay. Let's say that just doesn't happen to be in any in person on staff. You really wanted indian character in this thing and so now bunch of white guys wrote it. Well now it's your responsibility to take this to indian writers you trust and say we please vet this for me. I need you to look at this piece of material and give me your input which i've done a bunch since it's easy enough to go and run this by people you trust and have them weigh in insincere way. I think maybe another thing you and i would agree on and again. I've said this too many times on here. But i wish there was space in room to say yemen. We grew up in a racist society. So guess what. We're all a little racist. Yes we want to start being truly inclusive everyone in having Intelligent conversations we need to allow people to express where they're at these seminars. About giving your honest location now it might be one that give it about what you think and feel about a topic either in your ignorance or as a result of the groundwater you were raised or what. You don't know if that's tweeted that sentence out of your mouth you're gonna get cancelled and that's the end you but that's what we try to do in the in these seminars is like well no everybody. Let's say what we all think and feel. Let's start there. Yeah let's start by being honest yes and let's fill in now with education like the real history of this country. Let's give context to what's at play here. Let's start talking about what's been working on us for about four hundred years now in this country and sorta unpack that and once that starts to happen and that goes for everybody. Racism is affected everybody. This country white people people of color. No one's benefiting. I mean why people having privileged from it and advantage but it's it comes at a tremendous cost to way people's humanity inability to have compassion. Did mine and some little corner of your brain for the last twenty seven years. Just knowing there's this little nugget back here that potentially is going to blow up. That's what we as a country have been living with for four hundred years. It's like and we all know we have this thing here. You know just kind of lingering. I want to be clear about. I said white privilege is a real thing why people benefit from it in this country without realizing it and so obviously it's on the one hand this relative advantages that were enjoying it as a wonderful article by the way. It's a pretty standard one in when you start looking into. This stuff is called unpacking the invisible knapsack which lists thirty seven literally thirty seven things that why people tend to take for granted or unaware that she'll privilege in their lives. Things like i as an actor. I had to move literally fifty times in my life. Never once occurred to me. Am i going to get into a safe neighborhood. Roy be accepted there to have to worry about my neighbors get in. Will i be inaudible people like me. They're my son goes to a private school. In york didn't occur to me is he can fit in there. People can accept tim. You can have a harder time. Socially as a result of the color of his skin one of the people i talked to a lot is a guy name but cautioned cars a great and actually my show brock meyer. Actually he played. Ironically apu's nephew on the simpsons. Well a lot of conversations about this and one things that really hit me as exploring this was he said. That is an indian actor. He's doing really really well. No he's starting to blow up. He's he's a wonderful actor he said every time. I get a role every time. I think about how my representing my people. Yep what am i saying. What am i. what responsibility my carrying or not carrying. I don't think do you think dax always. I always sympathised when we have black guys on for all of those reasons like it's already five times harder for them and then they arrive and now they have to be an activist to. I don't even know too lazy to be an activist. That's something on top of it already have been way to know you also have to be an activist. It's the whole thing is fucking unfair and a and it's hard enough to be an actor to worry about. oh i'm playing a jewish villain. What is that saying about my people. I've almost exclusively played white trash. Which i am so yeah i never once was like oh. I'm i'm shitting on the lower income whites. Yeah or like turning down parts. Because it's like. Ooh i'm not crazy about the representation here so i'm going to have to sacrifice an opportunity. They only come almost never. And and i'm saying no that's something you have to contend with the a white person probably does not have to contend with exactly and as a white person also by the way i might think about if i feel as a jewish person. If there's a role jewish villain that i feel is particularly stereotypical or maybe. This isn't making the greatest statement. I might think about it then but i'm also free to pay italian guy and irish guy or whatever guy not to mention jews are pretty well represented in pop culture at this point so even if i don't love how that guy is coming off. There's a lot a lot a lot of examples. Earning made off. You got through the last entertainment entertainment. There's jewish people in the room which is owned yes. We are playing to the gallery there. I really appreciate you talking about all that again. In a very detailed and open. And honest way i do wanna talk about brock meyer now because we've had you for an hour and a half and deserved promotion. I have seen brock meyer. The tv show. And i don't think monica has so i don't want them or make you be the parrot who sings but if you would please hitter with brock myers so fucking good monica. This is jim brachman here. This is the call it. He's a baseball announcer. Bisbee generic baseball announcer voice particularly of the nineteen seventies. When you speak like this you. Can you describe a baseball game. You can pretty much say whatever you like as long as you give the count after he can say whatever outrageous thing you want like. Let me tell you something. Ladies and gentlemen spent most of last night with several hookers in. i'm out of eight ball of about fifty minutes in Private parts were swing down on my ankles san so that became a comedic. Prince harry sharon. I used to talk about years ago. She can say whatever they want. As long as it can afterwards. And then i also started wondering about those guys like do they sound like that in their personal lives like the dirty talk sex like that the answer is all the above yes to brockman and we did a sketch on funny or die like that about this guy walking in on his wife and then in a blackout drunk sorta talking about on the air with an insufferable horrible jerk of a his wife was For cheating on him and for wearing a strap on and counts neighbor. Bob greenwald and folks do me radin. Asa pedro and And so we went from there and then They came four seasons of a show. That hooked up with a writer named joe. Church cooper's brilliant guy who at the time was a young writer. Funnier die who. I saw it as a way to be funny like that kind of sophomoric way. How does brock. Meyer become a podcast. Like what happens on the podcast. Version of brock meyer. We just recorded our first one. I was laid to my tech check with you guys because we had our first guest charles barkley on and what appearing he is not a short winded manson between brock. Myron charles barkley. What was meant to be forty minutes turned into an hour and a half but a promoting brock meyer. I would often go on sports. Talk shows as jim brock. Meyer yeah i i saw a few of those and i fucking loved on. Yeah so yes. And then. We started writing for that like an hour going to really do. Sports takes like You know whatever was going on. In the world of sports that week i would come on his brock meyer and we'd wright jokes for that so it became and i realized you know this is a podcast waiting to happen now so instead of my going on dan patrick show i have him on my podcast and we talk about sports that week and he gives his honest take whatever it is and i say my ridiculous brock meyer things based on It's really easy to do. So that's that's all we're doing. I'm doing with dan le batard. I'd most fun doing that on his show on. Espn he's now left espn to do his own thing. And so i'm i'm sort of joining him in his new radio network and we're going to every other week brock. Meyer sports talk show. It's so great because what is incredibly funny about brock. Meyer is the voice so to be able to just hear it while you're driving and stuff is fantastic. When you were doing it. I was reminded of when will ferrell. Did harry reid. Yeah one of his was up. He goes jose. Concepcion has from havana cuba. Where the sun. John's three hundred sixty four days. You're pop up in the sunshine. Exactly you're saying it's like all this extraneous shit. And then paul to get to mrs pop up so much baseball's and ninety percent of baseball. Nothing is happening. Nothing these men and women need to fill the time stories about anything. I applaud them that they don't ogg. Cancel the weekly. 'cause they're filling too much up to not put your foot in your mouth and it's happened this year brennaman right the cincinnati reds guy. What he said he didn't realize he was on a hot mike o. referred to the gay community with the f. Word okay and and now is that. Yes then in the middle of his apology. You guys should google this. He's apologizing and saying. I'm a man of faith. This is not who i am. Of course the same game and in the middle of that apology guy. Hit a home run as he's apologized back so i am a man of faith. This is not who i am. That is hit deep out to read centerfield and absolutely gets went full brockman hundred full on my holy smokes door you and miss you. And i'm excited to listen to the name of the podcast is simply brock. Meyer podcast right. I believe we call it the gym. Brac meyer podcast with hancock area. I believe okay. The jim brock. Meyer podcast thanks area. So looking forward to it. i adore. You is really great to see you. It's been a few years. I appreciate all your honesty and transparency and it was a pleasure. Thanks guys congrats on all your success and things you pledge to see you again dax. I hope you'll be out in l. a. And we can all see each other in share our experience strength and hope with one another. Exactly all right. Thank you so much. And now my favorite part of the show the fact check with my soul mate. Monica batman excited to do this. You are gone because we haven't done a fat check in a minute. Yes we are back from. Hawaii who what e- survived. I guess that's the most relevant thing to say is we had talked about potentially dying in the airplane on the way home the whole pod vanishing and then then we pretended we already made it home safely but now we've actually made it home safe is right and we got there. We're waiting on our test results from. Cbs cova tests. And when we were recording it. I was stressed out about it right right. We were waiting and waiting and waiting ten pm rolls around me and you still don't have our results. Were leaving in the morning. At seven o'clock. I had to make last minute appointments at the airport for six. Am in hopes that the five our results would come onto our phone. By the time we landed or we would have to quarantine for two weeks or get sent back immediately. Los angeles so that got real stressful but then our assaults came forty three. Am that's right. 'cause i woke up suspiciously just at four forty five check. My phone looked in by god. Two minutes earlier. They'd come in also. There was a big earthquake the other day which is exciting. Update four point. Oh and there was that again about four forty five in the morning and it was a pretty good rumbling. Like a really shaky earthquake but it was very quick. It was very quick. The quickest i've ever felt generally lasts for. I don't know eight seconds. Ten seconds sometimes longer like someone picked up your house and just like jostled it for a second and then dropped it down gently and then left. Yeah i was asleep. And i woke up. We're mixing story serie clear. We're talking about the earthquake now out. The results both happened. I woke up both times. Yeah when you text is my results are in than i looked and and that was up. Four forty five and might results were in. And then i thought oh i should go ahead and try to upload this the hawaii site I don't want to deal with that in the morning and then i couldn't do that. That was like forty minutes of me trying to do that at four thirty in the morning wolf even when you to the house it still not been done and then on the ride to the airport. We figured it out. But i said ultimately this whole thing culminated if you're a successful in a blue respond and there was like four different websites involved. It was so complicated. It was conflict that by the end when they gave us the blue bracelets which might use some of our party. Couldn't get them in. That became its own circus. I held up my wrist. And i said i think this is my biggest accomplishment the last year now. I think the hardest thing i had accomplished was getting that blue bracelet. And when i thought it was a little underwhelmed i was like oh i think these could be easily counterfeited. This'll be hard. I said maybe. I should sell these in front of the airport for ten bucks. Hey you're always trying to make hustle hustle but you know what tell me it was worth. It was so worth it by the time we were there. We had forgotten the whole thing. Exactly anyways back to back to the earthquake shifting gears now thinking this a lot. This is a ding ding. Ding simulations satisfies. There's probably why it happened is because recently i've been thinking i don't really know what to do. You're supposed to put a huge played a glass or go see. This is why people make jokes. I never know what to do so for you. You would go in a door frame carry. I've heard that Yeah you want to get away from windows because those can break in shower glass down. Yeah so you probably just stand in your door frame. But what about the top of the building. One fits under a door frame. Because there's an extra layer of framing around you. I go outside. I don't. I wouldn't advise that because if you ran outside now you're on the ground floor next to building. That may be glasses. Coming out of everywhere. Yeah i think. I would have to run into the street. Yeah and cars would be swerving and you get hit by a vehicle so ironic. You like escaped to be hit by a hummer okay. So this is again. Why don't really know because yeah run out into the street. Get under a door. Yeah these are all things have her. But what do i do for real for real door frame. If it collapsed you would be drastically more protected by standing under the door frame. Ninety door frame is going to protect me from because that's a weight-bearing wall so when the floor collapses it's not going to collapse the weight-bearing wall it's going to collapse the lateral beams. That are above. You dig it. Yeah but if. I'm sam standing right there look where i'm pointing that one. Yeah the that one. Where your point. Yeah no ceiling can come down on that. This is a sheer all the way up to the second story this whole middle park and come down. Yeah no problem. The one hit my back in stone on. i'm not. I don't think i'm skinny enough to just be size of the in the door for sure you are coming. The edges of your boobs might get. They might get torn off just something might brush against the dismissal. End of your breasts. What if it tops it off. Well how horrible earthquake you'd lose your swimsuit contract for sure anyways. Anything else from hawaii worth mentioning. Oh let's give a shout out to monkey pod. We ate at a restaurant called monkey pod that was downright delicious less this will this sound bragging somebody you tell me that sounds bragging but i had one of my very proudest moments of lincoln of her life. Which was we were on the second floor of this restaurant and we were hearing a musician play and she wanted to go see the man singing and she has she go downstairs and look and i said yeah of course so she liked disappeared for a while she came back up and i said oh what did he look like. And she said oh. I'd rather not describe lucky. nice person. yeah. I thought that was so sweet. Yeah a really liked it. Yeah i loved it. I mean my hunch is that the person had something going on that. She would have felt bad describe. Yes and i thought that was so nice lad rather not described them but she went down specifically to see what they looked yet as well to see the singer plain to see the music. Yeah okay yeah. Yeah yeah. Yeah and then you. I wanted to know like what what what are the person like right. What kind of guy was old man. Was it a young chap white black mighty wyan while he was singing a lot of maxwell songs i love maxwell and he was crushing so i guess my assumption was. He was black yeah. I don't know if that's right or wrong but did assume that but my daughter did not want to tell me which could have been because he was black which is also cool. It might have just been that he is by just want to say he's oh he was black. Yeah but then. That's an interesting conversation right. Like what is he looks like. He's black is not derogatory. It's nah nah. I can see where if she thought the only thing she could tell me about him is that he was black. She just would rather not. I don't know it is interesting. We're not sure yet. What's right or wrong us. As an evolving people tired. Because we don't know what this person looked like right. We can't make any conclusions. I have to assume it's not that she went down there and there was like a young guy singing or maybe there it was and she was just like i don't i don't care to talk about the looks like an important part of this That to me is best case. I hope it was that okay. Because she said he seemed like a nice person which made me think that she had some compassion for him. So that's true or though she's saying like i don't really care what the person looks like. They seem nice true. I think she would have been forced to use some negative adjectives to describe the person and she didn't want to do that because he seemed like an iceberg. Okay yeah but then this gets into negative adjectives if we go back to the black part. Yeah but i'm saying if he had cauliflower ear because he played rugby or if he had won i or any of the many things that might have been going on that she just didn't wanna report on that right. Sure i get that. I just fuck. And we were by the. He could've had like a hook and a peg leg he could have been a pirate but it's only negative if you're saying he had a hook news pugh. Yeah exactly patch right. But if you're like what are you look like. Oh my gosh so cool. He has a patch hook. then that's not negative. It really isn't what you're associating with it all of these things. Yeah so if you and i were in the situation like i went down there and it was a guy with a wooden leg. Specifically a peg leg cartoonish You're already doing it already doing it right now does it. No i'll tell you why. Because i don't actually want to use the example of someone that has a prosthetic limb. I wanna make an arch. I wanna make it a pirate okay. Okay i'm trying to distinguish between till i go down there and it's a guy with long crazy hair and buchan near hat in an eye patch in a hook. I would come back upstairs. And i would go so asked me. What do you look like. When he's a pirate he has a peg leg in a hook and eye patch in buccaneer. Hat well yeah. Yeah i guess. This is a thought experiment. But i'm not sure where you want it to be but it's not okay. Would there be anything wrong with what i just said. Is the question. Because i was literally describing when i saw. Which is there was a pirate planes. Well no because unless he was a pirate he might have been a pirate ship right in. Oh i got it. The guy was a mess. You so gross. He had a piglet. Now we're now we're bad. yeah but just. Here's what we had a pirates down there singing got peg leg. You gotta hook you got up. I patch in a buccaneer half well. Could you just say he had a peg leg anna. I don't. I don't think we're i don't know where you're allowed to say that. That's why i'm saying. Specifically it is a peg leg the old fashioned pirate style prosthetic which was just a wooden pack. Then maybe if you described it without saying he's a pirate maybe that's best case by like literally just describing and then second cases he looks like a pirate in happy voice. Yeah yeah he looks like one of the pirates from the caribbean cruise although look this is a good litmus test would you say to him hey you look like a pirate. Why think more specifically i would say my guide your pirate. I actually would be definitive at that point if he had a wooden leg in a steel hook and eye patch and a buccaneer hat and tunic. Shirt he's a pirate dressing for the par. Would he definitely wants to be seen as a pirate. So it'd be a compliment that i said. Oh my god you're a pirate. That's what he's going for ya. He's you know he's going for cowboy. That's what he's wearing. Yeah depends on the restaurant. I guess because a pirate themed or ship theme right then. Maybe he's doing that. I think there is a ship. Themed one at the Pirates no the. What's the vegas hotel that has a pirate. There's a restaurant in there called buccaneers and this is one of the funnier. Jokes overheard my brothers father-in-law. He was there with his father-in-law eating and it was very noisy in the restaurant. In the what would you like to drink. And he said a scotch or whatever he said. Sorry i can't hear you. What and he said it the second time and then he said i can't hear you and he said pull this shit out of your buccaneers. Oh my research. It's just funny because he used buccaneers so quickly. It sounds like fucking years but it's ears treasure island. that's the name anyway. So that was the thought experiment. Gone wrong But anyway we're proud of lincoln also needed. We don't know why we also need to know it's okay to describe a person. Well i said to her I assume she was afraid to say was black. Because i thought he was. Why because he's singing. Maxwell sounds just like maxwell. So i said oh. Are you not want to tell me. Because he's black. Because i was going to have that conversation and she said on. I just don't want to like she didn't want to further this congress respected it. I'm gonna get into some faculties great. So this is hank. What a fun conversation. Oh my lord yes so many interesting topic. Sobriety alanon apu stuff and again. I know it's tricky to like commend. Someone for apologizing correctly. But i just really really respected the way in which he responded to it. Like with real time real thoughtfulness real exploration and came to a conclusion that was didn't seem reactionary at all to me seemed action oriented and i just found that really i. I aspired to that. Yeah i agree okay. So is season thirty. Two of the simpsons airing now. Yes simpson's premiered on fox on september twenty seven two thousand twenty and is scheduled to end on may twenty third two thousand twenty one season thirty two which leads me to the next fact. Which is it the longest running scripted. Show it is. Oh wow law and order is second years. Is that twenty two a while smelling who it is to only. Gosh i i guess i assume every time i see law and order an flicking i think it's a rerun. Oh okay sorry. Law and order special victims unit. That's the twenty two seasons. That's still present tall. Wow third is gun smoke. Yes back in the sixties have indeed and in the seventies that was twenty seasons than regular law and order okay and that is twenty seasons that ended in two thousand ten then lassie. Oh sure nineteen. What is it lasting. There's a gas leak in the old bar owner. God who's out there rather timmy's allow. Thanks for that reenact. Every episode he communicate the most complicated thing. Hey let's see what's up girl ever. Oh my god uncle. Mike's underneath the truck and the jet fell out and he's crushed between the acts on the floor. Wow now's really good emperor off okay. Now family guy. No shit family guy. Nineteen seasons still present. Oh my gosh. Nine thousand nine seasons for seth green. Exactly did i think specifically how much he made. When i was it was gonna be rude to say how much hank made. But there was a point. They had to take a reduction but there was. There was several seasons where they made five hundred thousand and episode holy shit yup good for him that things worth billions of dollars and i'm so glad the voices get a me too. Yeah but the simpsons. The simpsons takes the cake thirty two years. That's four scripted. Now i also looked non scripted. Oh can i guess. Yeah so i would have to either say the tonight show or sixty minutes. Well this is confusing because this guy is guiding light. Oh that my soap operas seventy two years. Aw oh my oh but number two the tonight show okay. Sixty six years. Oh my gosh hold on no go back to guiding light. Seventy two years no longer in production of it. Okay but the fuck. I wish they would have got to a century. Should bring them back just to get to century they should i promise to watch at least one episode of back. When i used to stay at my grandparents for the summers i would just watch soap operas with my grandma all day. Whole have a whole lineup. Beautiful as the world turns guiding lie. There was one other once we watch like four day. It's funny because i think of like this whole binging movement. We all live in this binging era as like a time where we watch so much. Tv but now people used to five days a week three hours a day jobs. They were so great to get a new of your show every it was look. I'm jealous of your grandma for so many reasons. Yeah we had fun together. That's what i would like. Bite her arm and stuff awesome. Yeah you're kind of a troublemaker. You get bored and then you turn on people. Okay i would pick. What would you describe just wanted. I just wanted her. Attention are khokar. She made me cream of wheat warning. Good news so the guy from the cincinnati reds the announcer who used an derogatory term goal. Right his name was tom brennaman. And we were gonna watch is right. His nose mike was on hold on by my well okay. There's a lot back here crazies. Secondly exactly what. Hank was sane. Do these guys like that when they're not announcing the game and he did. Why did he say it like he was. Because that's how resenting to the microphone and they talk just forwarded in got more than i bargained for. I have to go to the bathroom and clean it. Yeah that's this whole premise of the show. But it's so. I can't believe it could be that accurate at. It's so accurate so accurate. That's bad loopless your morning. There's a bit of a smell in the box. And i don't think it's coming from okay. Not as good as long it is fun. You don't know i'd rather not anyway. So that was hank. And i really enjoyed it. I hope everyone else did me too. And we're gonna go watch guiding light also seventy seven years of that's right. What have you started from the beginning. So khomeini days of the week are there in the year. Five seven of three sixty five. I'm just going to roughly is a hard one. Let's just say two hundred fifty. Let's say there's two hundred and fifty weekdays so it's two hundred fifty episodes a year. Then let's do two hundred year. Just make it easier for seventy seven. Yeah that's a hundred and forty four in the two zero fourteen thousand episode with fourteen thousand hours. There's forty hours in a week of god. I like to take him. And so ford says it down to one hundred and forty and then divide that by four four times three but thirty weeks of straight watching with thirty workweeks if we watched eight hours a day every day so i guess what we back. We'll be that's doable. We'll be back in thirty weeks for next. I would expect it to be much more than that well. I did really fast math. That could be off by a factor of handful. But i'm going to pull calculator now as i love to do is i'm want to do and so what we're saying now is that there's two hundred episodes a year not two thousand And there are seventy seven years of production so fifteen thousand four hundred. I was close. Okay is it. Fourteen thousand was pretty good. Okay and we're gonna divide that by forty hours. That's how we're willing to watch it. Three hundred eighty five. Yeah so i. I was really close. We said three hundred weeks but it's actually going to be three hundred and eighty five weeks as thirty did i. Yeah and this makes much martyrs does. This is six years okay. And that makes a divided by fifty two is seven run. Let's start it. Is that for watching hours a day. Three eighty vitamin in my fifty to seven point. Four years of watching it forty hours a week home. Yes seventy two years every day yes really could have just done seventy two settled because we went forty hours a week not not not twenty four times seven which would be if we wanna go straight through. Do you wanna do that. Twenty four hours a day time seven equals hundred. Sixty eight hours in a day Times three sixty five so in a year we could watch sixty one thousand three hundred twenty. That's how many hours are in a year. This is a terrible game. All right just scratch that seven and a half years of us watching forty hours a week. Yeah i know exactly how we can do it for hours a week. There's three forty hour weeks in a week. So just divide seven point four by three what. There's three forty hour weeks in a week. Yes because think about it. A forty hour week is eight hour shifts. And there's three eight hour chunks a twenty four hour day god so there are three forty hour weeks. There's one hundred twenty hours a week but we're not going to eat dinner and stuff right so listen so we're gonna watch it seven point four years forty hours a week. Divide seven point four three which will be two point four something so by two point four years if we watched never stopped. Oh gosh we've been malnourish. Why don't we do this in retirement instead of working at seven eleven. This is more fun. What can i say something easily can watch. Tv while you're can see it all the time. No no no because it all the time. You have to drive there to talk to people we're going to be invested. We're going to want to know what's going on with shannon and my characters. Name probably debra gale gale. You love gale today. I played gale in a movie. In when in rome i name myself gale-force win the i got the new my character and i even gale after gale force winds the most powerful force on earth. For roading and shaping rock but then someone points out. Water is actually more powerful than i say. I don't think that's right. And i i wrote that couplet. Really funny funny. Oh goodness all right oregon.

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"Well the ship biz. Erection stinks deck as michael hallowes fellas make more and billy is a worry that he's got scurvy 'cause the lines and store pirate radio with the scipion crew. We got wind in sales in the sky is blue. There's a devil arnott's so much work to to for the high rates radio. Welcome everybody to the local hour. Thank you by the way. For all the positive feedback on the jim brock meyer. Podcast really rewarding to see all that hard work Come out and you guys enjoyed it so let me just start this again. It's about jim brock. Maritz about you. okay. I can can address that on the show three to one. Welcome everybody to the local hour. David samson as always joins us on thursday. Make sure to check out his podcasts. Nothing personal with david samson. Follow him on twitter. At david p samson amino has an dan le batard scheduled to join us within this local hour. David i went to a marlins game over the weekend. And i went to marlins game the weekend because derek jeter strong statement about the situation in georgia. Now i thought everybody would follow. Derek jeter's lead wasn't exactly the case. So derek jeters pretty much on an island in terms of powerful statements from major league baseball exacts and you could be accused of being critical of derek jeter. Obviously it's a sorted pass between you two. But i thought this was a very good look for derek jeter and resulted in me going into my own wallet and paying money to see the marlins. I can't believe that's what it took for you to take your family to a marlins game you have baseball right in your backyard and you require a statement on something that happened in georgia for you to start making memories with your daughter. Can you just explain the thought process that enters your mind that that was the moment. it wasn't starling. Marta wasn't the great spring training grapefruit league. He wasn't the fact that i'm gone. It was a statement by jeeter about georgia. That got you well. Here's what i'm doing with taking my family to go see the marlins. My daughter is eighteen months old and she was able to see the marlins last year. So this is why. She's able to see them now. i couldn't see them last year and she wasn't alive before then so i went to go see the marlins i had options The florida panthers are very good team this season. They were playing at the exact same time. But i saw that statement. And i was like what the h let me give some money to the marlins and take my daughter to this ballpark that you built-in you know some good some bad. Did you see any pictures of me anywhere. No i didn't see any pictures of you. The homerun sculpture. did it. go off. Did the marlins split start with this. Did they score. I left after three innings. So yeah but long way. Tell me exactly was it. You wanted to leave your wife or your daughter is a combination of things. We got there early. Because i wanted my daughter to just run around the park and have free reign of the place and entire herself out so we got there about an hour before first pitch and you know it's a lot i i am enjoying the spacing that the social distance allows for because she was morton up and down that aisle it was it was interesting Logistically speaking. i'm not exactly sure why they closed. Certain concession stands in the name of social distancing just to have everybody that's there converge upon three that are centrally located. It seems counter intuitive to me also. Is everything coming out of the same kitchen. So yes except there certain concession stands where there is cooking that happens but there's also a main kitchen and when you're asking about the strategy of which sees closed where the loan depot park tarps go. It's all done purposefully. And they're doing exactly what we would have done when we closed the upper deck. Now it's harder to close the upper deck because of social distancing but they tarp sort of the ends and we build such a small ballpark that one day. When the marlins get good in the maybe this year and full fans full capacities allowed back how people can enjoy marlins games the way they enjoyed world baseball. Classic games. nap. Ballpark is full. It is some kind of exciting. I don't know if it's because it takes me back to tremendous memories. That i had going getting fish tank cedar and running around and get in better seats because there was nobody in the stands. But this may shock you especially considering all the work that you put into the stadium. You know where i'm going. I enjoy the game's at dolphin stadium more than i. Enjoy them at this ballpark ballpark. Just it doesn't quite i. I don't have any memories attached to it. Maybe that's why. But i missile. Well you may be the only one. I think what. I miss about dolphin stadium. Maybe the location because it was certainly easier for me to get to as a former broward guy. But i also can tell you that at dolphin stadium presented so many logistical problems for us because it was a football stadium that was retrofitted by wayne zingo when he owned the dolphins and then bought the marlins or started the marlins founded the marlins and his first love was always the dolphins because from a business standpoint. He thought that was his best chance for the best return on his investment and he turned out to be correct and so we were fighting elements all the time and fighting with the dolphins employees. All the time fighting. The stadium operations employs all the time. Because we felt like the ugly stepchild all all the time and it just drove me crazy. You know meeting with the grounds crew. Every day can get very boring. That's right let's talk about the grounds crew because you guys had unique challenges. I'm sure you had all the Vitriol from the dolphins because the infield dirt there were two teams in the nfl. That had infield dirt. How much shit did the dolphins give you guys. And how did it work the other way. Because i'm sure you guys didn't have the greatest of time sharing that pitch with the dolphins so each. I like these said pitch that's good. That's that's the chelsea is at the chelsea. Knew that sounds so snobby when you say it when we're talking about. Us sports my the only one who thinks that chris. Where are you said. Pitch baseball field. It's a field. it's well it was. It was a multi purpose pitch. There was no pitch. The only pitch was the mound which by the way went up and down. I don't know if you know that. I i heard that so the the baseball mound has been wait. This are you saying that. Has like a mechanical lift to it. Now we would. They would lose the mound right. And it's it's it's a thing they it's like construction that would happen. You've ever watched a football field. Turn into a baseball field. That sort of fascinating. What they did the left field bleachers. Which are the sideline for dolphins games. Those were bleachers. That would get pushed in in left field so if you go back and look at video from your time at dolphin stadium or pro player. Land shocker joe. Robbie that were the out of town till scoreboard was by. That's a relic of the past. You don't need out of town scoreboards anymore. At all but that was a great attitude scoreboard but all of the the bleachers. There would get pushed back and my fear always is that fans were sitting out there. We're going to fall over. Because i don't know if you realize if you sat out there in left field. The front row of the left field bleachers was not really a front row. It was the last row before the bleachers below. It got pushed in. There was nothing in front of you. I would hold my breath every time. Derek hit something into the public power alley because it did seem precarious. One of the marlins giants playoffs games and Playoff games and i was in the upper deck not in the derek power alley as i called it and jeff cohn i think made a really good catch on a barry bonds fly ball. I couldn't see it at all because it happened below me. I just couldn't see the action. Yeah there were lots of site issues one of the things. When we were designing marlins park was trying to make sure that all the seats do you know when you design a park and seats are slanted and you know. The focal point is on a baseball field. What's your guests. Where would you want the seats. All facing toward batter's box so now it faces a few feet between the pitcher's mound and the an home plate but a few feet away from the pitcher's mount is where you want all seats facing. Okay that is total physics. it's total architectural design but every seat at marlins park if you look at it it's all facing in one place. One focal point. Dolphins stadium did not have that so the sidelines were troubling to say the least look shit. That did the dolphins give you about the pitch. They each carried. They carried the lease. And i carried the my in my black bag and on in the lease just was everything related to how sponsorship dollars words because they own the sponsorship rights to the majority of the sign edge and what they would call it as non baseball signed edge so we tried to get as much baseball science possible which is outfield wall but anything above where during dolphins game that would be a sign. Also we didn't get one penny from that and they got categories that they got to have that were their own that we couldn't sell on the outfield wall so if they had budweiser in dolphin stadium. We couldn't do a deal with miller and put a sign in the outfield wall and so we were constantly arguing because they would make up that they had these sponsorship deals with people and they would sign him to below market deals you know for a dollar that they're exclusive and therefore we got totally screwed and they would just do everything they could. It was unbearable. But it's one of the reasons. The marlins park happened is the fact. That wayne is inga. Then gave the least. Stephen ross and stephen ross was even worse than wayne high zanga and so i carried around a letter with me from stephen. Ross which said you guys gotta go. We're not renewing your lease no more extensions either. Get yourself a ballpark or get the hell outta town seal later. And i use that negotiating with the public to get a to get marlins park them because that carried more weight and the threat of you guys. Leaving was moral makes sense. What was your first meeting with stephen. Ross like a contentious from the jump. Now i i had met him before and he was far more interested in the offense and he had no interest in the marlins at all he had this vision of what the pro player whatever was called when he took over and his vision was such that the marlins were just in the way so he made it very clear from the first moment that we were not we were like a net and he said i really don't care about any of your rental revenue or any of the share revenue that we get from you and because they shared a lot of revenue. I just want you guys out. So can i help you get stadium and i said of course you can. Would you like to invest in the marlins. Wow 'cause at at evaluation let's let's pretend evaluation of three hundred million dollars. Why don't you come in. And we'll take that money will put that toward the public private partnership and if you would help us politically that'd be great. And he did nothing as a matter of fact once. We got the ballpark and he saw that. We were able to get a deal done that. He couldn't get done. He changed his tack and the dolphins became famous under steve. Ross and a guy. Who still there named tom garfinkel. They actually a former executive for the Padres remember when he and mike decide species. Yeah so was that a trade no. It was a bizarre change. It was like thirteen going on thirty. All of a sudden they just two people changing positions and They were very loud when it came to telling politicians telling fans in florida that they're trying to do with dolph in stadium. They're not gonna do it. The marlins way they're not gonna take public money they're not gonna try and guess what of course they get public money but they just used the marlins as shield as they went and did their own with miami dade county for better worse and more likely worse. Your legacy with that stadium is was kind of the tipping point certainly locally but also nationally in terms of publicly funded stadiums. You guys were the point of no return How do you feel about that. Say i don't think that that is my entire legacy. I think my legacy is still being written. But i think that certainly if my legacy ends up being in terms of stadiums that we were the last to get funded the way we did because we were able to cut such a good deal. I'm not sure that that's such a bad legacy because so many people don't want public financing. Billy corgan should call me and thanked me because if we are the last stadium deal that gets done the way ours got done and he so again. Stadium public financing. Why wouldn't he send me like a passover card or a thank you card something. Yeah you're going to be brought in on every interview because you were the last one slink. Every time there's an anniversary the titanic. They're just gonna wheel out one survivor. Are there any survivors of the titanic. So with us David samson with us. Here that's interesting stephen. Ross actually probably made a bad business deal by passing on that investment because he would have recouped as money temple yeah by the time he started negotiating because he was a player to buy the marlins when they were being sold in seventeen or sixteen seventeen and when we told ross i went to meet with him and with Garfinkle and said here's what the price of the team is. And he had an interest at that time in cornering the market on sports teams and he just was not interested at the price point that i was interested at and so he decided to pass but i didn't tell anyone that he passed until he and eventually leaked the fact that he passed We did that with the two right. They they all leaked that they passed because they didn't want to hear any more around town that they were in the market for it. Because i needed them to be in the market for it. I wanted them to be in the market for because the more bidders the better. So i wasn't going to lead the fact that they thought that we were asking five to six to seven hundred million dollars too much because they're smart businessman so i knew that ross and arison. We're not buying the team. But i just needed them to pretend they were buying the team for long enough for derek and a rod to stay in the game and it was bizarrely good. Pr to just come out and announce hey we're not in on the marlins it was You're nodding your head. Yes that's kind of weird. By the way the last living survivor of the titanic disaster. Pass away in two thousand nine. I imagine those gloria stuart or something We move on Stephen ross has very ambitious plans for hard rock stadium. We always see these concepts. He wanted a waterpark. At times there were signs for a waterpark lifts and obviously the tennis complex is there. There is designed for remote and an f. one track. Does he get all of this done. How kooky of ambition does stephen ross have. In terms of that plot of real estate remember not only does he pay taxes on that real estate but also any revenue he gets is non football related revenue. So that's all his money. In addition he has incentives with miami dade county public. You can go look at the agreements that the more events that he brings to. What is it called now. Hard rock hard rock the more events that he brings tar rock the more money he gets from your county so he is well incentivized to do as much as he can. The waterpark. my recollection was wayne highs. Inga's idea not stephen ross's idea do you kind of snicker when you see these teams volunteering their as vaccine distribution sites and testing sites. Because there's obviously something in it for them now. Some of these stadiums may be fully publicly funded and they have no say in the matter because this is centrally located for other reasons. We built it for you. It's a great place for testing site. But i can't help but think well there's gotta be a quid pro quo here. They're a favor for a favor. Do you know one of the things that we negotiated in the marlins park deal is that we would not allow it to be hurricane shelter and that was a huge bone of contention. That seems really cold Well okay say why label it how you want it it does. Let's let's just say the optics of having what in i know you're gonna push back on the notion that it was publicly funded but taxpayer dollars. Even if it's tourist dollars helping go into a building and for it to not be able to be used for displaced people during a natural disasters very bad optics. Joe seen had to suffer through this and that was a private enterprise. Soa we agreed to. Is that the parking. Lots and the area around the ballpark like the west bosnian plaza. That can be used for distribution it commute for staging and we did allow the ballpark to be used for staging during all sorts of of hurricane issues and other issues. That would happen in miami dade no problem at all the issue we had is with people. Remember what happened. You can make fun of me. All you want to remember what happened in new orleans at the superdome after katrina when it became a shelter. Yeah it's it's one of the enduring images of that disaster hurricane katrina and that's not something that we wanted to marlins park and that doesn't make me bad. It doesn't make me wrong. It doesn't make me machiavellian. It means that we did not want to take a ballpark. That had such a huge investment by the public and by private by the private sector and have it become a long term solution. Should there ever be a disaster. Like katrina i. Can i ask you to elaborate a little bit more. Because i don't want to impart i'm trying to avoid stepping into it but the optics of that like that was also like a race a racial crisis in new orleans the people that were displaced by as not about race. Okay very good. So i'm asking you to elaborate because someone can hear what you're saying and process it as his speaking in code. No i'm not. Thank you very much if if one thinks speaking in code then you don't get the show. I don't speak in code. I tell you exactly what went on the exact negotiation the exact reasoning behind it. Because i'm i'm okay to have my my blinds up. I'm okay for people to hear what actually went on in my head. During negotiation it had nothing to do with race at all it added to do with the amount of time and then the amount of problems that would be caused by having long term residents. Live in a place that's not meant to be lived in and then who is gonna pay to get it back to the condition and needs to be in in order to have baseball. Marlins park is a vaccine site or at least a testing site Last i checked. I guess it's okay for that but back to my original question. Is this a favor for a favor. Everything in the negotiation was a favor for a favor. So when we said there certain hills that you're willing to die on inserting heels that you're not and having the ballpark not be a shelter. The county didn't push back enough to say this is the hill. We're gonna die on changing the names of miami. They did push back and said bats. A hill will die on because we need to be known as miami and you. You've gone into detail in previous episodes. You were always going to change the name to miami but this was a bargaining tactic. And that's all that's all it is and that's why you don't ever tell the other side what you're doing because you have to hold it back so you can release one thing at a time during the course of negotiation. You don't ever ever show your card. That's the expression right. Why would i but in terms of shelter for a hurricane shelter remember. That's a big deal in. Miami is what's going to happen if there's another andrew or or a larger a worse andrew. I don't know his katrina considered worse than andrew. Yes actually don't know the end. Yeah yeah i the only hesitation there was because katrina did hit south florida before it. Actually hit new. Orleans is trying to decipher what you meant by. Yeah katrina i think. The biggest hurricane disaster the most costly hurricane disaster although the one in houston was pretty big. I mean what do you have your semantics but katrina. The hurricane wasn't as bad. It just hit the levees and the levees flooded and all the other stuff that happened as a result of katrina as opposed to think andrew and even The one that happened. he's a hurricane. Cameron the one in houston's name but those ones were actual hurricane damage as opposed to. This was the second i think even superstorm. Sandy was probably more costly than hurricane. Andrew hurricane andrew for as powerful as it was was a very small hurricane. It was just really has very long standing large legacy. It's something that when i moved to florida. I didn't think about. Because i didn't all i knew about andrew is. I saw it on the news. When i was young haunting haunting i i was like five years old. I still hear the sound that storm generated and the sound of bombs going off as a little kid that was deeply terrifying moment so it was something that came up. I was on the list of issues to be discussed. So when you go into the stadium negotiation you have three hundred items that need to be talked about the need to be somehow worked into a contract. And you just start going one at a time and you start sort of putting the puzzle together. It's really like collective bargaining. It's like any negotiation that you do you will get an an issues. List is generated and then the issues list morphs into a smaller list of this is on your side. This is on my side and then how do you possibly put together a deal where each side feels. It's it's gotten a win on enough issues i've Taken too long and getting to this point which is pointing and laughing at david samson. You said that major league baseball wouldn't dare move the all star game because it was too tough and i tried to point out that hey look the nba done this twice in the last five years and david mlb moves the all star game. Something that you said probably wasn't going to happen You reverse probably. I said they weren't have yet or not. Is that official. I last i read coors field as the leader just getting chorus field was named it. Wasn't it was wrong here. Here's what happened. I was focused on two things. Two thousand twenty two is the dodgers two thousand twenty six is the phillies and twenty three to twenty five have not been named where the all star games going to be what. I wasn't focused on that. There were teams which were preparing bids for the two thousand and twenty three to twenty five all star game the way we prepared for the seventeen all star game with a bad back in two thousand twelve when the ballpark opened is when we started trying to get the all star game seventeen and what i didn't properly focus on is that there were cities that were already working to host and when you work to host it means you're doing deals with hotels you're doing good mentioned centers. You're working on logistics. You're getting financing from the the local and even from the state and i didn't realize the colorado was so far down the road so at rob dead he didn't use colorado because voting laws. He didn't choose because of the mountain time zone. Or the beautiful fact that that marijuana's legal none of that came into account came into account is colorado said. Okay we've prepared all of this already. We're just going to change. The dates on the contracts with the hotels changed the dates on everything to now. And we'll get ready and the second piece that happened is the mayor and the legislature in denver agreed to put budget money toward the all star game for now not waiting for years from now. What do you make of republican leadership now using major league baseball as a pawn in this culture war. That's going on and the anti cancel culture folks are now the first in line to cancel. Folks what do you make of all this. It's the boycotting the right. We're going to boycott. Mlb for boycotting georgia. So it's it. It really is becoming somewhat alarming that there is a question that companies have to ask themselves every day. Now which is what position. Are we going to take on a particular issue some issues. You shouldn't have to think about what position you're taking the issues of sexual harassment issues of racism issues of equality. You don't need to think about those. When it comes to voting rights bills and bills in general you better make sure you've done your homework and done the reading. I am not in favor of voter suppression at all. Obviously i want everyone to have the right to vote because it's critical. That is exactly what a democracy is. however. I'm going to be very careful not to have jerk reaction to anything because what i've learned by my time in washington. There's so much going on in a particular bill that you better make sure you read it before you. You say anything in baseball just got put in a position where there was nothing they could do because their players said to them. We're not going. You can keep the game in atlanta. We're not even gonna read the bill. We've read what we think people are saying. It's about but we're not playing. And that put robin position where he had no choice. Major baseball was slow in reacting to. George floyd did they learn their lesson from that Because they were. They acted pretty swiftly here considering the logistical hurdles. Add clear. You know we talk about this a lot. Npr which is is it better to be first or last and the answer is it's better to be early but right so you don't have to be first but you shouldn't wait either too long where i think didn't g do a statement like nine days after something or ten days after something happened and we commented on this show. There was a great statement but it just seemed late and it was something with stop. a stop. asian hates is. What was that issue that day. And that's the. That's the other thing that i think about all the time. Is these issues keep popping up and then you go onto the next issues like people forget about the last issue like with katrina. You raise money and help new orleans. But then there's another natural disaster and people forget about the fact. That new orleans is still suffering or it happens in haiti all the time in florida or anywhere. But you just don't want to be late and what. mlb did here is. They took the exact right amount of time they were. It wasn't knee-jerk. They got their ducks in a row before they made the decision. They heard from players that they were going to boycott the game and then they just came out and made a definitive decision. So i respect what they did. I didn't think they'd get it done. But i also didn't think the players would say they wouldn't play being accused of grandstanding. No because the all star games and exhibition ultimately teams aren't going to stop traveling to atlanta. That's so going to be revenue stream for atlanta. So why the separation of home series at the braves current stadium Which also has a pass and the major league all-star game as an example because people have a view that regular season games are. You're right but jewel events are your privilege and what baseball said is. We are not going to give georgia any privilege. And that's why they pulled the game but of course they're not impacting regular season games. And by the way in the history of my time in baseball shocking. The owners who came out against rob. Ken kendrick and his statements. You wouldn't see that when but sealed was commissioner an owner of coming out and saying so clearly how against he is something that the commissioner has done the braves with their stateman while mlb was involved in that statement knew that same was coming out. It's pretty telling. The braves released the statement. They did. But i was more shocked by what ken kendrick did. The owner of the diamondbacks. While you have to look at kendricks motivations right arizona. A hotbed for socio political conversation often. And i'm sure he's not thrilled about the president of Of having an all star game ripped away from you was sort of like while everyone while the public was unified in anti donald sterling sentiment. Mark cuban's over there waving his hands like hey. This is probably dangerous. We should maybe takeaways entire team for this. We should set some rules So a little bit of that going on there with can kendrick one of the thing that owners fear more than life itself is someone taking away their franchise that that that's all. I had several jobs present in the marlins. The first one was to make sure that baseball wouldn't take away our franchise. Which is why i got involved in contraction with the expos because there was a risk of the franchise being taken away. It's wind florida. Had make sure we had a place to play because the rule is. If you don't have a place to play your franchise can be taken away so you have to. There's there's a set of rules as a franchisee that you have to abide by. Its like being a in-and-out franchise and saying we're not gonna use potatoes. There's a role you gotta use potatoes for the fries and show people. You're peeling them and using them. So i kept very copious track of everything that needed to happen. But you're damn right. It's very dangerous. When a group comes together to take away a franchise. Because the next day they could be coming for years david. I didn't know if you saw this the other day. The texas rangers now are allowing maximum capacity in their park I get texas has kind of looser kovic protocol laws and the rest of the union. But how likely do you think this is going to sweep the nation if you will either in baseball and other sports as quickly as possible. Texas had a real problem because they opened a new ballpark last year. And they didn't get to they'd had no fans in the stands until the until the championship series in the world series. So there a year behind. They built their team up to to win last year. It didn't then. They traded players. Where can you imagine signing players going into your first year of a new stadium and then trading them before your second year of a new stadium. Who the hell would ever do that. Mikey mikey by for those of you. Just listen to them. Mikey missed that entire thing. Because i just gave him a softball and he just totally missed it. Yeah well we're actually. You're absolutely right. i'm trying. I'm trying to cultivate a next question here. So you caught me. David samson but we were talking about inter miami and in conversations with season-ticket reps. There are actual plan is to have limited capacity for the first three games and not necessarily wade into deeper waters cannonball fourth game full capacity crowd which is very florida of them. What do you make of that strategy. No slow burn here okay. We'll give you. We'll play ball for three games. But then jump in on the deep end to call me out on that correct so per so personally. I'm all into social distancing and wearing masks and getting vaccinated but i'm way more into revenue. So the minute my government says i can have full capacity and i'm going to sell as many as i can however being with the marlins i would have a different view from a pr standpoint. They're never gonna have. You're never gonna have a full crowd there bingo so you stand therefore what you say is we are gonna wait until we are sure that it is safe for all fans to be in a ballpark. We believe it is all people sit in pots concessions. Dance club matters. It's the greatest. Excuse ever and i'm gonna ride that until i can't write it anymore. That's beautiful south. There david samson the voice of the fan. David samson joins us here every week. Follow ed david p sampson. Every week he gives us a review of either a television event movie. A docu series. What do you got going on. This week david samson. I got a text from dan. He said watch tina and he had not been on my list gaza thoughts i cannot wait. Go ahead david. Put it on my list. And i need to get serious for minute because i watched it and what bothered me. Is that during the eighties. I'm a. I'm a musical eighties baby and i'm singing. What's love got to do with it in private dancer. And i that that's the music of my youth and beyond thunderdome and i was aware of the jokes that were made about mike antena. I was aware of the joke in wedding. Crashers when bradley. Cooper and and owen bradley cooper is abusive toward rachel. Mcadams and owen. wilson says. Hey that's a little preview of life with mike. And i laughed at it because i was ignorant about it and i actually ex post facto feel like crap about it because watching this documentary and seen the life that she had. I was only interested in the glory. She had the music not aware of anything other than i heard. Turner was a bad guy. And then you see this documentary and it made me sick. I felt so badly for teenager. I'm so happy that she's happy. Now with a with a man who treats her right i just find marital spousal abuse to be it. It's beyond pal. It's just beyond so. The documentary was well. We're seeing guys but the underlying story made me feel like crap. David you never seen the movie. What's love got to do with it. Featuring angela bassett when the alerts. Yeah that's that's the angle that i want to approach it out too because i turn this documentary off ten minutes into it because i was like i. I'd rather watch. It's love what's love got to do with it. We'll see that's a funny thing. Mike so first of all david absolutely put on your list. This is a great great acting performance. By both laurence fishburne and angela bassett. They are amazing. And it's one of those things where you watch a bio pic and you say oh there are great doing a great job of these characters. But how close is that. The reality watching tina made me realize. Oh wow they really hit it on the nose so definitely watch. What's love got to do with if you haven't already but The other part of it mike is. I felt bad in a weird in a different way. I felt bad. Because i saw what's love got to do with it and i said okay tina's basically showing us the real life stuff which is very close but then tina goes into the stuff that happened. After i and the racism and the resistance she encountered in the music industry. And i felt so bad. I said you guys had a home movie. You never even talked about guys calling her. The n word on on a conference call. It blew my mind how much more she had to overcome after she left. Ike turner the other part. Mike and i'm curious if you think this i thought they painted ike. Turner didn't run up the score on them right. They took pains to to try to get like a full picture of the guy even though he was a deplorable human being so i i. I'm sorry david. I checked out after ten minutes because it may be wanna watch. What's love got to do with it more and i felt in those ten minutes. I'm like this is actually quite kind to turner whereas what's love got to do with it. Actually it's more accurate and uncomfortably so but now that you mentioned the other angles that they tackle tina turner career on. I'm longing for that. I wanna see that but the first fifteen minutes or so the first part of stories. I've seen this before and done better. Yeah it's a lot of rehashing. Okay david go ahead. I'm sorry well rehashing when it's documentaries instill the rehashing. The movie pasta burns presently. Rehashing hemingway on pbs. Right exactly so i i would say that I turner when you say. They didn't run up the score. I didn't have one ounce of sympathy for him had hatred for him. So what what is running up the score pass showing that someone is an abuser and an an absolute what is worse beating. Your wife might come in harrison in this project. He's more sympathetic yes. He's a more by comparison. And that's how like. I'll give you a great example david in the movie. He's just the worst part of turner. Yeah he's a monster. He's a monster. There's no explanation. That's just how ikea's in the documentary. They take pains to talk about ice pass and what led him because the reality is very few people are just born monsters from the day. They can't walk out the womb. Many people are created. They say hurt. People hurt people and they take the time to explain how i was hurt in his past that led him to be this kind of abusive person. That's something that if someone was making a documentary about my life and i was an executive producer on obviously had creative control on it. I don't know that. I would allow the big villains of my life to be viewed gonna say sympathetically but just give them a reasoning or a kind of a reason for being the way they are and they did that. They didn't have to do that but they did that. You on the law. It's not a defense that you were abused. therefore you're an abuser. you saw machinery. Your family was murdered. Therefore you can murder so i don i. I never even thought of that. That that would make it sympathetic to show that he was abused. And that's why he's an abuser was hurt. That's why he's hurting. I've never given someone the benefit of the doubt because that is not. We have to stop that if we keep allowing people to act in a way that is not proper or moral simply because that's what behavior was modeled for them. I think we're going to have an endless string of crap so you're full review on tina is certainly watch this. I have to. But now. By the way i'm gonna watch what's love got to do with it and i'm gonna try. I'll get to it this weekend for sure And i i will then review. What's love got to do with it next week. We'll talk about it again. Because i'm fascinated by what you're saying is will watching that movie. Make me feel. The documentary was not true to ike. Or maybe the documentary was true to ikin. The movie was not true because they wanted more drama. They wanted him to be the monster. Because that'll somewhere tickets. You know one of the things i think. The seminal things that happened in both the movie and the documentary in the movie she goes to work with. Phil spector With the name of that saw mike the one with the brig orchestral sound. You putting me on the okay. So regardless she works on this thing and ike is very jealous that she is trying to go outside of the box that he's built of kind of ike and tina and then it just sticks as a jealousy point in the documentary. They talk about yeah. He wasn't happy about it. But the song flop and then they show i explaining at the time why the song flop and it wasn't because man. That guy doesn't know how to make music. Or i told tina this is the best thing it was like an actual very reason explanation about how he said. Look here's the deal In america in order to get on the billboard charts for a black artist you have to do well on the rb charts will the problem. Is this song while it's a great song. Does not appeal to black radio stations. Black deejays so they won't play it and because they won't play they won't rise in the on the black chart because then riding a bike charts. It won't play on the big billboard charts and so he said basically made a song that the black dj's days won't play and the white dj's won't play and like again. it was like they. They didn't have to show that clip. They could have just said and then i was jealous but they showed it and it was like he hasn't makes a good point. I felt myself kind of i. Just wasn't the same kind of monster that he was in the move river deep mountain high. Thank you chris. Wedding and for doing the research on that is the name of the song it got me thinking. It's one of those stand movies in which you have to actors of repute like these are tremendous actors of their time delivering. What for my money is each of their best performances in their lushes careers. Does that happen all that often. When you think about it pulp fiction comes to mind. That's the role that travolta perhaps while. Kill bill maybe a thurman but whom thurman was great in that movie. We'll movies kind of stick out to you in which you're getting multiple actors to deliver their best performances of their career in one film. I'm thinking about rain man right now. That just came to my mind. Because of dustin hoffman. And ted's excellent performance in how young tom cruise was during that movie is staggering to make have you seen mission impossible rogue nation. I've seen every mission impossible. I love. we've talked about. I love tom cruise right. But i think maybe rogue nation is best performance by parsing yet. Don't i if you're going to say that nicole kidman eyes wide shot right. I mean so. There's different scenes risky business with rebecca de. Mornay was a good scene for him to some good moment. Fight the bathroom fight scene against henry. Cavill thank is. I can go back to something. Laurence fishburne the juilliard. I think did their thesis on. Are you saying that they're the best performance of that time because they're old or because we're old two people. Today does your audience. Not know laurence fishburne. No i think they know ac- i think they know him as morpheus. Yeah i actually just saw the matrix so holds up by the way i mean. The graphics are little antiquated. But for the time after amendments up this was made in nineteen ninety nine and we're going to review on sinophobic movie. That was made just two years. Prior and boy boise came a long way in those two years but David i don't. I'm not doing that. With laurence fishburne I'm just speaking to I'm just speaking to the truth that the performances in what's love got to do with it. It's just. They're just so spectacular. From angel laurence fishburne. I'm excited to watch it. But i know it's gonna be a tough watch. I have problems with watching movies like that. I do it. They're not horror movies. I don't watch movies but movies that show that type of abuse. I had problems with the accused. I just i am so uncomfortable. When that boys don't cry comes to mind as an uncomfortable watch and so the lambs one of those movies where you have to great actors delivering the performances that they might be remembered by david. I want to brace yourself. It is extremely graphic and the thing that makes the gives. You a chill inside yourself while you're watching. Is this same fiction. Baby this is real life and because you've watched the documentary. You're going to see like oh they didn't have to dance up any of this stuff. This is as true to the original story. As you're going to get out of bio-pic. I hope that i hope people are listening. I hope people pay attention. I actually talked about this on nothing personal yesterday. Maybe talking about their certain things that they are just not acceptable period. It has nothing to do with color race. Age size nothing hitting a woman is just a never. There's nothing that could ever happen. There's no fight big enough. There's no anger you could have a wife or girlfriend or a friend. That is great enough. That i i find that sort of abuse. And spousal abuse. That is the third rail for me and it just so watching it in. And i'm gonna watch it now. You're forced me to watch it. I'm just not pleased about it. Yeah it's been bizarrely cord sell on a movie from one was a movie made nineteen ninety three ninety four nineteen ninety three. What's love got to do with incredible. I remember watching that movie for the first time. I remember where i was. And i was like man. I was like seven years old or something like that and it just watching that movie at seven seven having bt on that thing on dvd every weekend. Yeah i would watch one. Zero six can be tiankai on bt. When i was when i was four years old it was amazing. Yeah david Thank you so much. Oh i got one question about jazz chisholm. junior kid wants it. He wants to be a star. I i it was very exciting. I haven't seen loan depot park erupt in my entire life when jazz home in one series sold to bases and scored on a sacrifice. Fly too shallow right field. There was amazing. Loan depot parkway seen games. If you've been to at marlins park alone depot park. I've been to. I went to the first one ever i think i went to a cubs game. I went to. I went to a pirates game. In which a relief pitcher i thought was hitting on my wife but was just trying to tell him he got the show. While i was at the cleveland. Or i was like legitimately about to fight a pittsburgh. Pirates reliever because i'm like why is this guy. Keep looking over your. What the hell's his problem and he calls me and my wife over. I'm like oh. It's on. I'm going to have to fight. A pittsburgh. pirates reliever and he's in the bullpen in the bullpen built that bush. So here's the home bullpen. Sorry to interrupt. But this is funny because it never would have happened if marlins players in two thousand twelve when of complained the home bullpen was the clevelander bullpen. When the ballpark started and we wanted our fans in cleveland or to see marlins players but is again came up to us and said this isn't going to work because my bullpen is too busy staring at the people in the clevelander so put the road team there were getting out and so i didn't wanna move. I didn't wanna move bullpens. I said tell your players to focus more. And but jeffrey did not let me win that and so then it became the visiting team. Bullpen was quite a diversionary tactic. There was a lot going on in that. Cleveland it's actually ridiculous when you look back on it. The body painting there was something going on in that clevelander. That was not going on in any other. Major league ballpark in recorded history. So we never told major league baseball about the body painting the nudity. That was gonna happen because they have to be goes. Does a site visit for a new ballpark and they have to approve everything. They approved the design than they approved along the way they're proving onfield off field and they saw the pool and then they they figured it was going to be like arizona because he said yeah it's gonna be like arizona. People be there hanging out no prominent tampa. We may put some devil rays in the tank. No worries at all. Meanwhile get a call after the clevelander opens from bud is at body paint. I see i have no idea what you're talking about. I said no. That's their uniform. It's the clevelander. That's just a barn south beach. It's no big deal at all. Is that body pits extent. But listen i have i. I'm not out there i'm working. I don't go there and you just swept it under the rug and it kept going until only recently where. It's no longer the cleveland. Or i think it's just an empty space. Now it's sad. I really love that. Clevelander portion of the ballpark yet. The new the new ownership group did not want the clevelander Dave thank you so much for joining us really enjoyed this week's episode. Make sure to support david samson in his endeavors. Nothing personal podcast does quite well and Followed david samson at david samson on twitter Dan has just stumbled then. I think he has a question for you today. But it's just how. I imagine disney people like you said bud right. It was bud seelig. It's it's how. I imagine disney people when they would come down here to the clevelander and see that everyone's asked was hanging out of their shorts and i just imagined disney people being like. How did this get here. How was this allowed. Why is this here. This isn't disney. We go paul pierce for having exotic dancers in his room and every weekend. Monday morning out here. You have that writhing by the pool and hence you're not at espn anymore. Oh but it was a good run. It was a l. of iran. Alabama run baby.

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03/19/21 DPS Hour 3 Jim Jackson

The Dan Patrick Show

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03/19/21 DPS Hour 3 Jim Jackson

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Jim was on the call last night with the plan. Games the first fours. We like to say last night tenth season that the ncaa tournament opened with the i. Four the four games yesterday were decided by a combined. Total of sixteen points that ties for the smallest total margin for the first four in those ten years as we make way for the former state. Great jim calling. Ucla michigan state as well as drake in wichita state. He'll be on the call three games on saturday. Unc greensboro florida state. Usc drake on saga and norfolk state. How you doin' on sleep there jim. You don't alright. What a sleep academic game last night when in overtime at mackey arena so we had to drive back to india afterwards but man it was worth it. It really wasn't see those young men being a chance to play last year kind of the first time for a lot of The be a part of the special you had the winners and you have to lose of course but not getting enough sleep as well worth it and i know that the headline from those games last night was what happened with coach. Izzo in the tunnel right at the end of the first half. What did you see. What did you think in the moment and you still feel the same way that you did when you saw it in real time. Well i mean you understand. I've been covering michigan state since two thousand seventeen so this is not the first time i've seen Exchanges like that with coach izzo whether that's with draymond green kaelin lucas denzel balance on the list goes on and on. He opens an and bikes that kind of conversation and i kind of exchange with his players. Now i think optically. It didn't look good for people who don't follow michigan state. And even if they do. It's still early with a player. Running off coach grabbed player. Moves again coach grabs. It doesn't look good end to boot. You add some interactions within the huddle before that okay. So i'd know coaches a know those guys i know what the meaning behind it is so my perception is different than someone's on the outside. Just see it optically. I understand it. And i've known coach for probably twenty five years and i know this is his style. It just didn't look good because as you know jim better than me you know. The coach can love you and and you know he's so invested in it so important and but he didn't. He loses his composure. Coaches are always saying to players. Don't lose your composure. Coaches lose their composure. That's a teaching moment. Hey you want to grab gay brown and escort him into the locker room. You know what happens in the locker room. You can air out whatever you want to and the player can even say something back but not not on the basketball floor in the tunnel when the cameras are on you know. And that's the dilemma. When you have a passionate coach impassioned players like that where it spills over that biggest spilled over in two aspects one that aspect because again the optics didn't go coach izzo. Who's supposed to be the one that calms everybody down in regards to when things get out of control up to the coach kind of rain in the players in their emotions second thought by having too much of that especially in the second half its splintered. Some chances for michigan state to be able to take hold of the game when they had it and not just coach izzo but once a player begins to defend his actions now. He's doing with his teammates along with his coaches a lot of times. You don't hear instructions that someone is trying to give you because you're trying to been your action and that's what happened. Unfortunately with michigan state. Now say this man. The difference with this team also a few years ago with a cash est winston or draymond green. These guys had control. They were natural leaders. Denzel valentine this team dozen habit so when it spirals out of control now no one on the court brings the team together. Because you don't have that one leader one guy that can do that like they've had in the past. Yeah this all great points. We're talking to jim jackson. A former great at ohio state spent fourteen years in the nba. Fourteen years right. Yeah no all-star appearance. No the closest i've got was my third year the year. I got injured. jamal. And i both were right. There on the cusp but Dan mardi got voted in as a starter when he played. For the all star game was in phoenix. So that's like a flat away on. Never got a chance to play in that game on fortunate. So that's why you don't like marley to this day. I can't do you ride just bought do you. Do you hold a grudge against anybody that you played against to this day. I mean because what happened to me happen to me because it was a reason you know when i got into. I can't hold it against anybody at any moment in your career. That i did i did i did. I'm not allow Incident that happened with tracy mcgrady at houston may have got traded or not. I believe it was the reason. But i kinda kinda drew up. Let that go kinda what happened. Can't check what it was. I got traded right after christmas and I don't i heard some stuff in the background. About how i got traded. And i didn't take to to well. I kinda confirmed some things but I moved on. Paulie bringing their tracy mcgrady said to bring you man. What do you remember the best performance you ever saw that you witnessed on the basketball floor. College pro. Oh yeah i was. I was at the game of michael jordan. He hit the Six three six three pointers against portland and ninety two. So i was. I was in chicago for the combine. So my agent. And i went to the game okay. So that was. I saw michael jordan played before But that was my introduction really into the league itself in a championship for okay. That's i think that was gained one or two of that series and the old chicago stadium. Of course you know and it was portland. Clyde against michael. It was a championship. It was just electric inside that arena it to see michael do his thing that day. That evening was just like i was like. Oh man this is what. I'm this is what i'm about to get involved with that. That was the best but what happened. At first time you took the floor. And you have to guard jordan. Well fortunately or unfortunately my rookie year. I wasn't there. Because i i held out so i missed him before he retire. Remember that okay. That's right so when. I finally got a chance to to michael to come back. That was at ninety five season. I i will say this eerie moment so we get on the court. It is just quiet. we're helmand dallas. The fans are screaming. But i don't hear nothing out of seat michael and it's just almost like when i'm gardening. It was just he on accord nobody else. I mean never had that feeling before. Not that i was intimidated by 'cause we had some games back and four but it was just this is go. This is michael and it s. All belton her was this. He and i on a court did he. Did he say anything. I talk all kind of stuff made. I was young. I talked stuff back. You know mike. Mike you got into his early on. He may say something. It depends on how the game has gone. But then he'll nudge you along especially he'll make say some things to the about you but he's talking about you about you can't guard with something like that. So it's it's like but you. But mike what i found. Dan is this mike along like colby and other guys like that. They respect guys who go back at them and don't back down but you may not get them be as good as them. They'll get me wrong but as long as you show that you are competiton. You compete those kind of those guys respect you. What was the difference between kobe mike. Mike didn't take a lot of bad shots. Mike strategically knew how to get you a spots and not take a lot of bad outs. Kobe at times would force the issue especially when he was younger. Okay colby would would bail you out by taking some really tough shots in. His teammates will get upset but michael was so surgical him what he did okay. Even when he was younger he was volume shooter but he didn't take a lot of bad shots and that's the difference between the two and kobe. I think learn that as he got older that he could still get his numbers in points without jeopardizing the offense by putting it in a tough situation by taking shot. I wonder about these guys who played in a different era. Bird would be dominant now with the three point shot. I don't know of magic would kind of morphing into what jason kidd did in that is. Jason became a very good three point. Shooter is michael going to be a volume three point shooter. If he was playing now or is he going to be like durant like that guy can go mid range if he needs to. I'm always curious about what yesterday would have done today in today's game and the fact you can't put your hands on anybody today. Yeah yeah what. Let me let me give you a better one. Let me give you guys played back in the day on my answer that question. Let's say steph. Curry people always talk about what steph. It'd be played back in the eighties and nineties. Physical enough to play. I said wait a minute. spud webb. That play michael adams had play muncie. Bows that play. deep brown. Med played all guys who are slimmer shorter that played in. You know why. They grew up in that era where they play on the playground. They played in the alleys. They played in people's backyards. They played a physical game so they grew up. Playing that way steph would have been the same way. Wouldn't have been the player we saw a. We see today because he grew up playing the game differently. Okay so fast forward. If you put. Michael jordan larry bird a magic johnson in today's game. I say this about alonzo mourning. Listen bro you wouldn't be dominating in the post in this era because at the age of ten eleven twelve you be a five man that will pick and pop so your game wouldn't be the same because you grew up being taught to play different so michael magic bird all would have different interests of their game. That would have changed because the way they grew up playing and being taught the game now. The attitudes were probably still be there but the gains would be different on how they approached how they play in myanmar phil. Jackson told me a few years ago that you can't put your hand on mike. he would. He would average forty. A game at least is close a couple of times. I know when you if you see thirty seven one year but he he might have averaged. Forty five again is that is that you know. 'cause i don't wanna be that the my era and all that stuff but wouldn't could mike of average forty-five game because we saw will could guard will now again. The league was different. You didn't have the number of teams. When won't play. Maybe sixteen at his height. You know eastern and western division back back then until again to the seventies expanded. Mike was the same way about it when he averaged thirty seven. He was still learning how to play early in his career. Okay now you take away some hand checking a little bit later that gives you more free. Throws okay and more attempts at the basket. So that's a really only if you go from thirty seven. Forty five okay. That's four more free throws to more buckets. that's all that it per game. Yeah so it's not unrealistic to think that he could have been in that forty to forty five point per game range. We're talking jim jackson Turner sports he'll be on the call. He's got three games coming up this weekend. Unc greensboro florida state. Usc drake on aga- norfolk stick. Give me the number one seed. Do you think maybe a little vulnerable michigan okay. I'll know the reason why is because isaiah livers. Their main top score is not playing. Had the stress reaction in his foot in looks to be out. And then as you know at this time of season you have an injury like that to keep. You can't replace them. You don't have time to make up you know feeling the substitution pattern with guys feel comfortable in that position and at this stage when it's a one game scenario know. This was a big ten at in the big ten season. By one in the conference championships. No maybe maybe it gets back in hill but right now not having him on the floor now changes the dynamics of how their offense operates you a big body that can stretch and shoot it a leader on the floor and experience and you can't substitute that so out of the top four seeds. That's the one because they'd get through the first game against upping test texas southern they may have to face a tough. Lsu team that took you know that really play one sec championship game against alabama down to the wire. So that itself is a tough match-up if they get your junior year you face the fab five to three times fair well to believe i two dominate dominated the third one for whatever reason when i go back to classic sports and it comes on. Tv the league game in overtime we lost and i keep for some reason damn picking outcome is going to change but it but admits so. Stop watching it but you know. Here's the beauty about that five team. And they're all personal. Good friend of mine. I play with chris sacramento. Play with john houston. Jimmy king was a Rookie came in Was a free agent at the mas- in jalen. I know each other. Well and rejects great group of guys but they drew from the team that we dominated twice in that season to a different more competent and group when we played him in the elite eight and got to overtime ended up loose. So you know just again. It just wasn't meant to be but yeah that's my when i play those at that. They hung out over me all the time. All the all the time. I got you for twenty points in that game actually at twenty four twenty four yeah overtime paulie check and see if jim johnson's adding to his stats. There might be. But i swear with mr jackson. I don't want to argue with you but the boxcar got you at twenty at my mind. Twenty four one. You would have won if you had twenty four again. It goes back to my classic story where i look at it and i want things. That is great. You're watching the game. You know the outcome and you're not. I'll go see that's the definition of insanity. Yes i mean. I just said you'll have it at some point. You weren't in dallas. When i came to dallas to have a shooting contest against jason kidd. No i was. Do you remember when it because it was rookie year. Wasn't it and he left practice. He said he got sick during practice so he didn't have to shoot against me. Is that what you believe. Oh i know that here. We go back jim back. Then i could take jason kidd and eat. And he'll be honest with you. He'll tell you that. I could looting so hallway roy. That's correct we're gonna commandments. I remember this. I don't know if it was his rookie year or second year. I can't remember the year. But so you're telling me that he he the professional yes professional. Yes said that. He's sick because he didn't want to lose the dan patch. This wasn't a passing contest jim. It was a shooting contest. Okay but you missing my point. Like i'm i'm offended that you think jay kid could beat me back then shooting. Well that's just like kids. Say well i'm gonna come to espn and sit in your seat at anchor the show and you decide that you get sick and lead. Yes in an wouldn't do that if you would knew that i would sit there and wait for him out. I'm telling you jason kidd's out of practice that day. I believe jim. I don't believe i. I'll swear on my guys. That's where on my jason kidd will tell you that he's sick. He works out yes he will i. When you'd see jason kidd next. We're we're all you need to go. Hey hey i talked to. Dan patrick you said that you sit out. Didn't want to shoot against him when he came. I came to dallas just to shoot against him. Jim yeah. I made a house. No i believe your intentions are right. I really do. There's no intention. No i believe your attention to come there and shoot him was true. Yes i was going to believe. You really think you could win. I do believe that could have one. I don't believe the wrestling why don't you. Why don't you text him since you know him. And then maybe call fritzy back and apologize for doubting. I'm i'm a buckeyes jim. I don't know. But i don't have one eight hundred can't shoot. He ended up being. I knew all time of three points made. I'll i'll crazy and look at what i did for his career. Yeah i motivated him. You did that. i'm motivated. Him and brook lopez. Jim okay man man. I'm starting to side with tracy mcgrady right now. You wouldn't be deferred. Thank you buddy. Great to talk to you any time. That's jim jackson turner sports college. Football analysts there and he's got three games coming up this candidate for segmented the year the reaction in the room. Yeah would have been nice if the buckeye had my back there. I mean that would have been nice elite eight for sure. We're really good fun coming up. Jim brock meyer legendary broadcaster. Jim brock meyer will join us. We'll take a break. I'll try to get some phone calls in their back. After this on the dan patrick show thanks for listening to the dan. 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See how well you fare against some of the celebrities in our bracket challenge. You can sign up for the newsletter. Dan patrick dot com. Enter your email address in the box that slides out bottom right corner. You're good to go to get a wrap up of the day's events will get two phone calls coming up the legendary broadcaster. Jimmy brock buyer. Good friends with hankers area and we thought it would be fun to have him on. He did give us a celebrity bracket but no news. Baseball guy. And jim brock. Meyer joining us on the program. Have you ever called a college basketball games jimmy. You know. I did very early in my career. I called games for the basketball program at the art institute of kansas city. Very very bad team filled with performance. Artists and interpretive dancers and mimes very frustrating because they they could do very impressive physical feats but they had no clue how to play basketball. It was like watching a bizarro version of the harlem globetrotters but the moms are very good at boxing. People out there. And you see what i did with the boxing safe. See what you did there jimmy. You set them up. You're not come down. I went old school with you on that. I don't know why. I always want to imitate your voice when i'm talking to you. You just have that unique delivery. And i always want to get into jimmy brock meyer. Maybe i was. I was a kid growing up listening to you. Maybe i don't know maybe tried to emulate a little bit. It gets in there doesn't it jiminy cricket. I'm like the voice your conscience it slack embedded. Would you rather go out for beers with vince. Gully or the late. Harry carry or what a wonderful question you know. I mean the avi. I've been with both the obvious. Answer harry carey. I'm gonna save in scully. Because here's the thing about vin. For beers he goes up for a beer and that at least this was true in the eighties. When i went out with him without telling anybody dan he he likes to drop acid and it turns into a crazy evening. I mean if you think here in. Vince gully called a baseball game perfection. Just wait to hear him. Narrate his own mental journey into the fourth mentioned remains one of my most treasured memories as a baseball announcer is watching shirtless. Vin scully described the eye of in the shabas rabin parking lot or trying to write a coyote. Like a horse which he did do. It's a good thing that wasn't social media back then pinta. I never would have found them. Well actually i probably would have posted me. And it's a strong accusation there. What you just made. It's not an accusation. It's it's a celebration. Oh what do how. Many plaid jackets i have i have to this was the original. This was eighteen dollars and then they made another one for me because it got a little gallo cd and smelly you have another goto when people see you on the street. What did they say to you. Well they usually avoid eye contact with me. Several of them Several of them. I've had run ins with audit. I never know who. I'm so much in. My life has been blacked out. That i never know how people come up to me accusing me. Stuff on they used to take umbrage and i realized probably right probably didn't do that so You know they say hey. Aren't you that guy. And i say oh you know. I'm wanted in several you my picture at the post office. When did drinking on the air start. I think it's as old as time. Isn't it and making i for me right from the beginning. I mean i was the youngest youngest man. They've person ever call a professional baseball game. I was twenty one years old. And i started right in learned from the best. I didn't know that you could actually could call a game with added. Is it so you can get. This makes baseball tolerable if you've been drinking. I mean i guess your bunk just shared. Yes he did that. He and troy liked to have covered. I look. I don't know about football but baseball man. You gotta fill a lot of time but a lot of words. Dan patrick i mean they make does make it a lot easier. I mean there's a reason why fans enjoy beard the game. It's no different than the announcers. You gotta get through that somehow are you okay with implementing digital strikes. There do that in the minor leagues. But then i guess how that works and bringing it into the nature's yeah i've accepted. I don't know if i'm okay with it. I've accepted it as inevitable. I have a tinge of disappointment about it. Because i do love the uncertainty of the human empire. I mean there's nothing like being in a stadium packed full of people waiting anxiously to hear the opinion of an attache middle-aged man you know it's an experience you usually at baseball games that the republican national convention but i hope the hope that did you strike zones. Do have some variability t belittle about human empire craziness like every every april fools day. I love it. If there's a knob they can turn that sets the machine to like and hernandez or something. I'm gonna missing. Managers argue with these guys. I think at the very least they should allow teams to have a robot assistant coach when that's program to fight with the empire a tenure little one with the chicago white sox had on a little. Tony la- roomba. He can roll out there and yell. Spray gust on home plate or something. He's the legendary jim. Brock meyer the minor league baseball play-by-play voice a best advice that you give to those. That would like to try to succeed in this field. What would it be boy using discourage them both out of sympathy for them trying to save them and their parents a lot of heartache. But also jealousy like i try to. I try to cut the cut. Young people off at the knees and because i don't want to deal with them. And these millennials are getting face. Know what i mean. And so i don't offer too much encouragement. I try to. I try to intimidate them discouraged. Where are you working this or this summer. Currently a between avenue. Powell said the nice segue avenue new podcast coming out the jim. Brock meyer pun. Can't wait you're not doing baseball. Well no break between jobs to want to go into wagga fired last one. So this is your between jobs not by your d- doing as never buy my own doing no. You may have done it but you're in between jobs because somebody's not going to hire you. Yeah or they just. I'm currently. I'm between jobs like to say but pods are opportunity for this. Podcast thing happened. They have a young person coming to and explain the difference between a radio show and podcast and several hours later. I still do not understand but apparently agreed. Do it pretty sure. I was blackout drunk for that to do you know. Is there a. What's the difference. Dan between radio show and podcast. Is there any difference. No commercial breaks during a podcast. Okay see i just thought it was one of these modern turn things like. It's not a snowstorm. Polar vortex not a vegetable. It's plant based you know it's not a radio show it's podcast. Well podcast can go as long as you want it to go radio. It's like podcasters an extra inning game. Who knows how long it's going to go. I think that putting into terms. I can understand. Top of your head looks nice. You're you're cranial sprouts. We still call it hair too after. Say cranial sprouts here. I can't yeah yeah then. Are our shoes still shoes. They're not foot impact. I think their shoes okay. Great so podcast. I don't want you to adapt to today. I want you to continue to be you from yesterday. I but these kids today make it harder and harder. No you be you jim. I'm going to take that into my next job. But i'm lucky enough to get hired. I'm gonna take that advice with me. How's your love life disturbing as usual. I twain in between women quite literally like wait to women in there on either side. Yeah those tv shows from the seventy s. Used to love that. That cliche from tv shows gadget walk in with two babes on their arms. Never saw in real life. Did you know no. I i i didn't. I'm still looking for it. But i've not seen like i dream of jeannie is not real. No pretty sure that was. That was not a documentary. No it was not so. You're in the bracket challenge. Apparently you guys asked me to do it. So i did. Yeah and do you have any idea what you're doing. What i tell you to do it so i tried to take it seriously about stared at this bracket for like fifteen minutes. Mostly just trying to care trying to work up some way to care about. It couldn't do that as failed at that but You know i'd under normal circumstances i find a who cares but this year. It's really weird. I think it's strange. We've trapped a bunch of college students in a hotel for arm used. It sounds more like the premise of a pornographic film. But i did the bracket so i'm process. Was i started by writing. Two of the final. Four at oral roberts oral roberts in morehead state. I know that's immature. Don't care work backwards from that in the mid west chicago getting knocked out in the first round apologies to sister. Jean and i wasn't allowed to write this in the prediction. But i believe that due to a combination of covid nineteen and the power sister jeans christian prayer. Why only chicago will rise again in the third round lag jesus but then lose again immediately to illinois so never grow up jimmy okay i will not i will not go in and i wish you well with the podcast there and i hope to talk to you soon. It's coming out on april. Charles means i guess i hope you will join us and we're going to have luminaries from the world of sports. Is there alcohol involved. Of course then. I'll do just by showing up brought alcohol level just breeze near me and you'll get nice and waste jimmy rock meyer. Jim thanks for entering the bracket challenge. And we'll talk to you soon. Dan patrick is a pleasure. Jimmy brock meyer. Not sure i believe all the that he tells but he tells it in a unique way a hall of famer. Jimmy maher yes point. Sometimes if you watch the cubs cubs channel marquee network or you could see all cubs games. And i think people will be shocked to hear. That announcers really did drink on the air. I carry carry. It's like a novelty show a summer out in the bleachers and they would set up a card table. Be him and steve stone. Whoever the guy was with them and there'd be a tallboy of budweiser right next door but not like hidden in the side where you couldn't see it because budweiser was a sponsor harry with crack it. As the first ending started in hot he would take his shirt off on national. I'm not kidding. Wgn in take the shirt off gala hot in the bleachers. Like something from a movie. I'm glad i met harry before. He passed away when i was in chicago. And i spent a lotta time in chicago. Obviously with the bowls. And i was covering the bulls when they got to the playoffs in the finals and i went to a cubs game and i was there for batting practice. I was down on the field. And i remember saying to somebody in the pr department. I said you. I meet harry. And he said yeah. Yeah and then. I said well you'd let me know what i need to do. And he goes okay and he comes up to me like five minutes. Later goes a harry's coming down. I go harry's coming down. I said i would go. He came down could not have been nicer and just funny playful and But i got that opportunity to meet him. And i remember when he died going to his bar. Harry cares and had a had a toast to harry carey all right. We'll take a break last call for phone calls and mario has to take a pie to the face. He made a mistake. Yesterday on. Our newsletter and mary does a great job with the newsletter. But he made a mistake. I was talking about indiana and the candidates for the indiana job. And i said that scott drew at baylor was not one of the candidates. He was not going to get. that job. might be a candidate but not getting the job. According to what. I was told mareo put in the newsletter drew scott. He's one of the property brothers. Apparently so at the tel drew scott is not going to get the job at indiana. I know that for sure that i know for sure. I don't even need a source on that. And if drew scott gets the job at indiana then. I will take a pie to the face but coming up. Mario has to take a a pint of the face. Yes mccollum rumors. He's looking real estate in the bloomington area. Oh okay property brothers. So all right. We'll take a break back after this and if you're watching on peacock it's italian beef coming off the traeger grill right after this. Thanks for listening to the dan. 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Michael jordan return to chicago bulls after a year and a half a retirement. He scored nineteen points in a loss to the pacers game. Televised on national tv for nbc was the most watched regular season game in nba history. With thirty five million viewers. Why the ways figure basketball and did you see less night with the hornets and the lakers. Lebron great lamelo ball was awesome. Not necessarily going toe to toe with lebron. But he's still in some Some big boy there. And then you have lavar ball dad who wants the pelicans to trade lonzo saying quote he can't stay in new orleans you know just like kids like let them have their own lives there you know but lamelo is playing great lonzo shooting better and there's talk that maybe The new york knicks might be destination for him Let me see joshua. Hi josh woody. Have former today. Adp Five ten and a swale to hundreds got quick coach wooden story. I was a ucla student. And i think ninety seven I got to wait on him as a bank teller in the valley by his house and at our bank we had the key and all the individual checks instead of just putting the transaction and then doing it at the end of the day like most banks. I screwed up his trim back so i had to redo the transaction right in front of them. They're like twenty people in line waiting behind. It was so embarrassing. But he was the nicest guy ever and it was a fairly big check and then leaving the coach at the time. And i asked him how he bought the team with you and he just said i think they'll be fine. I think you just trying to people. He was extremely play person. Thank you josh. By the way. The twelve fifteen podcast. Today you go to dan. Patrick dot com the back. Backroom guy said the podcasts. The big german and dylan. Mary was going to be on their todd. Fritz is going to be the guest i am. That's an when you're like. You're a five timer three times it'll excited is. Is this your third time. 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Tom what's on your mind today. Comparing brock myers Long successful career by himself and also these high school are these college basketball teams. Would you guys prefer a hall of fame long career as an individual talent working one job your life or one where you got to do whatever you want a prolonged life but you're also associated with four other guys from your freshman class Do you guys thank you tom. Do you want something individually or you want to be known for. this turned. If i'm having fun. I have no problem with the group thing i know. Ego is potty wonders. What you can do on your own. But if i'm laughing and looking forward to going to work i'm fine. With being part of an ensemble beloved. I didn't totally understand the question. Was he talking about john. Howard like the four. Freshmen you came in with. Is that what he meant. And why do you say tobacco not the front row. I don't know i'd find with either. V be nice. 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Jemele Hill

The Jim Brockmire Podcast

46:06 min | 3 months ago

Jemele Hill

"Hey folks welcome back to the jim. Brock meyer podcast. I'm your host former major league baseball announcer and the only man who was seen. Roger goodell's bear more than roger. Goodell stupid armchair. That's a long story for another time. I am jim braude. Meyer am joined as always by my delightful co host and fearless producers sheena dots. Sheena has gone. It's going good brock. Meyer how 'bout you well to be honest with you. I'm simply happy to be here after kyle. Shanahan predicted that. We all might not be alive on. Did you see that. I didn't see gentleman was asked about jimmy. Garoppolo future with the forty niners and he basically threatened to kill. Everybody and i spent the whole week in mortal terror. I was totally creeped out by. Do you think i'm overreacting to this little game with you okay. We're supposed to have launched. Tamar asked me if iran for lunch tomorrow. Hey jim are we on for lunch tomorrow. I don't think you still be breathing tomorrow. Because i have my doubts i mean how would you take that. Okay see your point exactly. Did you watch the nfl draft. At least. of course. I did okay. Pretty deft maneuvering by by terrifying shanahan and the forty niners. Though i mean he confused. Everybody spent the last week's acting very shady pushing false information keeping secrets telling everybody that they were going to die. He sounds like a serial killer. Right i mean it was diabolical. Imagine how hard it would be to select a person for your team. Right after ted bundy went. If you know charles manson is picking next. You're going to be rattled and speaking of being disturbed. How do you feel about the draft as a bears fan. Are you ready now to accept justin fields into your life as your personal savior. I am more than ready apologies. Qb one andy dalton. But i am delighted you still. Qb one don't kid yourself now he's gonna be a mentor to field and you want a mentor. Like andy dalton guy who can teach justin feels the skills. He needs to have a long career while accomplishing absolutely nothing. Kind of like an. Obi wan kenobi of disappointment. I still have my hopes up for the future. Well of course you do. Everybody feels good after the draft. Unless you're the raiders of course but even raider fans. They've just taken the drug of optimism. And what a sweet drug that is. You get very very high thinking about the holes on your team. That just got field. Everything's just gonna work out and be fine. It's only in retrospect that you experienced the brutal hangover of trubisky's the man's zales and the t. boz my advice to sheena and to all bears fans stay close to the people you love and stay hydrated. Drink a lot of water. And that's great advice when using any drug exactly wreck is. If you can't have a quality starting quarterback at least you can have clear skin and well not no headache and minimal headache anyway. My guest today right through the atlantic. She's a fellow member of dan libertad medal menia and she's the host of the djamil. Hill is unbothered. Podcast on spotify not surprisingly. It's jamal hill. Welcome djamil at thank. You appreciate you having me on. Oh it's truly my honor to have you here because you are the person to talk to about the intersection of sports race in politics whereas i am usually the person to talk to you about the intersection of rye whiskey and horse tranquilizers so this is a tremendous. Step up for me by the way. Those don't intersect very well. It's mostly a hallucinating that you're getting yelled at by ghosts while you pee blood. So it's a lovely change of pace to have you here with me appreciate that. I mean that definitely sounds like some interesting combinations but you know we all have our journey in life interesting combinations might be the title of my memoirs. Thank you for that. I am a little surprised you agree to do the show because being associated with me is probably going to damage your reputation. I'm just going to say it's very bad career. Move few because you have credibility for doing the right thing. And i don't probably should have warned you full disclosure here. I've got a long broadcasting career. I've had one in the. I've i've called many problematic sports Cockfighting competitive fracking. And most embarrassingly. I announced an event. Mar-a-lago it was called a cornhole for war criminals. So you know. All i'm saying is before this gets released. Feel free to distance yourself from me. Why operate from a judgment free zone so despite all these atrocities that you just named I think i feel comfortable in my element because the people who hate me are always gonna hate me and the people that like me. Hopefully they rock with me. Regardless of the fact that i have now clearly flush my career down the toilet by talking to you. Yeah yeah you sounded a lot like my ex wife. I really because she was the last person to to use the word atrocities association. Me so thank you for taking me down memory lane here but listen. I won't take it personally. If you released a statement condemning my actions. My closest friends have done that. Sheena does it She's done it a lot. Yes yes she knew. What for example. Now we we we keep all these file for a couple of times a couple of statements made about me publicly Okay here's one. I sheena dot condemned the actions of my co host. Jim brock meyer and ask that. All americans learned the dangers associated with drinking alcohol while operating a t gannon. Yeah that was a tragic. Yeah that was. Yeah that that gag. Pretty badly hurt. You know show. You wouldn't imagine t shirts could wedge certain places on people but they absolutely can and you can get sued for it you ever seen anything like that and event like a t shirt cannon a malfunction that ended badly. No i have not but you just basically convinced me that. That's just one. That's a fun fact. i'm going to absorb site. Don't drink and operate the t shirt cannon. Despite the fact. I would think that would be pretty obvious. Nevertheless i'm gonna take that lesson with me so thank you kids. Please don't drink and fire clothing. What else she knew. What else you condemn me for over the years. There's an okay. here's one i. She dot like many of my fellow. Sports fans witnessed my co host. Jim brock fires inexcusable. Nudity at the nfc championship. I do not support or condone this. Those large clear barriers are meant to protect people from the spread of covid nineteen and no one regardless of age gender. Should have to see a man's genitals pressed up against them. That's true at just recently happened to you. Think i would have learned over the years but i haven't jamal. You didn't hear about that or anything to do not odd. So i'm just really absorbing and processing this for the first time so hopefully nothing was permanently damaged other than maybe your ego and reputation which you didn't have much to begin with so it didn't matter i guess but hopefully there was nothing else that was permanently damaged marine on me yeah. There was a lot of psychological damaged onto a lot of people but no more motive just talking around it. Junks fine and alka was nowhere. No problem there in the long run. There's at least one more she. What about the one with My favorite one with with the baby. The baby changing table. Yeah i sheena. Dot would like for the management of the la habra california. Tgi fridays to know that. I disagree with the actions of my co host. Jim brock meyer. I was not present when mr brock myers snorted cocaine off of the baby changing table in the women's restroom and therefore i do not believe the lifetime ban should apply to me as well. Sorry about again i i. I've already apologized to you. It's just it's just words. It's just words breath now. I got back up with actions but and i know how much you love. Tgi fridays and you'll love eating there. And the idea that. I might have ruined that for us upsetting to you. Understand you know on those changing tables right. Yeah well yeah. That's kind of the purpose of them. Yeah okay when i get going though jamila there's nothing nothing can stop me. Not baby poop. Not animal scat. Nothing i just Tom i got rocket fuel in vain. You know what i mean. Determination love it well. Listen that's what. Got me. Where i am in the broadcasting were but it also gets me in trouble at tgi. Fridays on actually putting together a scrapbook. Did you know sheena of all those Denouncing of me public denouncing. It's gonna be a big scrapbook. It is a very large one. Each one has a unique personal touch. That i treasure car. Ravitch's was just a drawing. It was my face in a photo realistic thumbs down. it was beautiful was kind of artwork. I haven't hanging up in my office so you jamal again. Feel free if you feel you need to distance yourself in any way she could actually probably composed if if you need yeah. I'm good at them now. Yeah i'll be contacting you as soon as this is over. Great now i now know what's it like being someone whose opinion is so respected. And why why would you tarnish that reputation by working with dan lebo toward. I'm stuck with dan because my life is not going well so when dan called me about doing this podcast frank. Death thought it was a pyramid scheme. He gets me to start a podcast. And i get three people to start another podcast so on so on eventually. The fbi kicks down stugatz his door. But we've all made twelve thousand bucks but what what made you choose to go with dame. Well believe it or not have actually always had a lot of respect for dan. I don't believe in gra. go ahead. Okay but believe it. I mean it is that i've always had a lot of respect for dan. He's an incredible voice sports media. I've been reading him for a long time. Since he is at the miami herald. I thought he was one of the most brilliant writers in the country and i've always respected his work and just the way he's approached. It always seems to me to be somebody who puts his integrity i or brings his integrity along with him. But that's hard to do especially as you get famous. You make more money. I mean. I know you don't know anything about making money or being really that famous but technically or integrity for that matter but it is hard to have all three integrity money and fame and not be changed as a person so always admired that about dan of all my nose is reading from the shij took muslims. Grab a tissue here stab at that all right. Okay all kidding aside despite my how hurt my feelings are you and dan laboratory are pretty wonderful. Your both former espn employees. You parted ways with that company. Because you had my put this you didn't necessarily fit with the way. Espn monta do things back. When you were hosting sportscenter you famously tweeted that. Donald trump was a white supremacist. Which i want to take the opportunity to applaud you for that personally and professionally publicly right now. 'cause i'm pissed off every single employer i've ever had but I have never ever simultaneously pissed off a head of state so when you sent that tweet. Were you surprised at the reaction that got Was very surprised. Mostly because i thought it was kind of obvious so i thought it was. The equivalent of saying water is wet or that. She's it's our delicious. I thought it was very easily seen that. Donald trump was a white supremacist. Or is me. 'cause it's not past tense and a lot of the country reacted a lot of people. Thought what i said was true and accurate but there was obviously a massive contingent. Not what i said was true. And for that matter when you're associated with espn sportscenter being such a big brand and the baby of espn's company. And then you got the disney association the parent company thrown in there. It was just the perfect cocktail for the explosion that it became so when i tweeted it because i thought i was tweeting from a position of fact that i'd never expected anybody to react well and also let's not lose one of the most important things you said there which is a cheese. It's delicious boy are they. But i get your other point. Look i'll say things that i think are obvious and i've ended up in a lot of trouble for him. One time doing a game. They show donald rumsfeld on the screen. Okay and i described him. As country club dracula and then the next thing. I know i'm on the fbi. No fly list. So i gotta handed to rumsfeld. That was a pretty good prank on me. Because i could not fly anywhere and ironically rumsfeld can just turn into a bat fly anywhere he wants so you know kudos to him. But i've had organizations demand that i be fired for sure but only like rotary clubs and children's hospitals. You know small potatoes. What is it like having the white house demand that you'd be removed from your job. Well in a weird way is kind of a badge of honor you when i got into journalism one of the mantras or the ethos of the profession is that you're supposed to piss off city hall now city hall in the white house are not quite the same thing. But they're both symbolic of one another is that we got into this business to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted so with that being said I it's kind of like if you're a journalist and you don't run into a little bit of troubles like are you journalists. Really you know. And so i consider this to borrow phrase from the great civil rights icon. John lewis to be good trouble while it wasn't the most comfortable position to be in You know my mother was very upset about this. In fact she was so upset. She called the white house. I don't know who she expected to speak to. But for the less she did call Because she was upset about the fact that they had asked that her baby be fired and so it brought a lot of disruption to my life. Wait a minute your mom phoned up the white house. She did because she has a particular dislike for sarah huckabee sanders. Who's the press secretary at the time while come on what's not to bear. Come on iheart. Huckabee come out a lot not to like her general disposition as a person her entire value system. Yes there's a lot not to like. Yeah so did she get through did. She didn't talk to the president. Did she. your mud what. What happened there. When she phoned up she did not get through. I don't know who exactly answered I don't know if they're just like hey or if they're like good morning white house speaking. I'm not sure exactly how it goes. I've never called the white house but she was demanding to talk to sarah huckabee sanders since she was the one who said that what i said about donald trump was a fireable offense. Oh i see i see. Yeah so she just wanted an explanation from Sarah huckabee sanders about why she would say that before the nation and I know she didn't get through to leave a message or did you talk to somebody. I think she talked to a person but i. I'm just guessing. The person probably in connector just guessing. I mean within that whoever that person is must deal with a lot of moms coming greg grunberg mom. You know mitt romney's mom jeff sessions mom probably all called real upset with the former guy and with his minion. The era ms huckabee. I can't believe that for all the time. I was obsessed with the former guy was doing is. Just call them up. I mean how brilliant why should not treat the president the same way i would treat bad customer service at the cheesecake factory. We had all concerned that the cia or somebody was going to fund military coup and take over your broadcast or whatever i tell you something. That scott van pelt strikes me as a cia asset. Okay it looks. He looks too much like a robot. I bet there's a room with the pentagon filled with like twenty scott. Van pelt like max hegemony plugged into gambling. Machines like like the matrix or something. I hadn't thought of scott van pelt as a potential snitch but now that forget the snitch non-human assure is not scott impelled. Well i can't confirm that. He's not exactly that play cards with scott impelled. So i like to think that was not robotic training. That's just my read on scott win. He did. I was quite embarrassed because We play spades. And i don't know if you know this and given that you strike me as somebody who's very in tune with the black community. You probably know this. But i just going to say this mostly for your listeners. But there's a game called spades. That is very popular in the black community. And essentially you can shame your entire household. If you do not know how to play this game and play a will take. No prisoners is very competitive. Scott knows how to play spades. He and i and my former co host. Michael smith and also current. Espn analyst ryan. Clark we all play spades. I didn't only why people actually playing space because is that much of a black cultural game. Nevertheless scott van pelt and ryan. Clark dr ashes bathes. Wow i been carrying a level of trauma about that ever since actually not think about it. That's probably how he beat me. He wasn't even real. He was a robot exactly. Because if you have artificial intelligence you probably can figure that shit out. He probably right before you played at the space program downloaded right into his Artificial brain i think in underlines my theory i think i just proved it right because there's no other possible way that the white man could beat you. It's paid let's face no way he has. Of course it's the history of white supremacy. He's got to have a leg up. He was artificial. I get it now. He he figured out a way to rig the system. Yeah in keeping with the history of this country now. Here's the thing. I'm wondering when all this twitter stuff going down. Espn said that you violated their social media guidelines now is that an actual document the social media guidelines of espn. It is a document It's something that's was sent to us. that i had read like many other people there. They were actually in the process of making some changes to the policy. When my situation occurred after this situation happen They adjusted the policy. Use a polite word. They just a lot of things. They justed your employment status. They had all kinds of things. Is there anything. I would find surprising in that document lake and know what are the cause. No hunger games. No no thirsty tricks. What do they call those thing. They're straps track like no thirst traps from kenny. Mayne is that part of the of the document of the social media from espn. not that. i'm aware but having known for years. I would say he probably make a pretty appetizing. Thirst trap disagree wholeheartedly. I think they need to loosen up those guidelines bit though if because an add more logical rules like. Let's all make sure that dan orlovsky never gets on tiktok and get behind that. That sounds like a winner because yeah okay so now given your experience with disney slash. Espn can you even watch disney movies anymore or do you just get pissed off like if the lion king comes on when simba goes back to fight scar. Are you just thinking to yourself. there's no way disney would support this. They'd be too worried about alienating scars supporters to let this air like he. Can you watch stuff anymore. I can't because disney owns a pretty big property of which i'm a huge fan of. I'm a life long comic book nerd and so they owned marvel and so if i want to watch marvel movies. I have to kind of go through disney. In fact i just finished falcon in winter. Soldier that series. So no i don't i don't hold any hatred in my heart Toward disney. I want them to continue to produce marvel products because i love him so much so and they also got beyond saying. Hey disney they got beyond saying everything even. If you don't work from anymore you still work for me. Just don't quite realize it. I think in real life simba would would get forced out like you and probably get his own. Tv show on vice which might actually work out pretty. Well i'd watch that. You're on to better things now. Like your podcast Jim hill is unbothered. I'm glad you're here with me today. Because podcast the internet social media. I do not really understand all that. I don't even. I'm not even quite sure how. I get internet to my house to be honest with you. I assume i'm still working off the free forty five hours of aol. I got in the mail in nineteen ninety eight but you on the other hand. I mean social media big part of your career and given you know that. I'm trying to become a modern sports personality like yourself. Do you think. I need to get on twitter. Okay well this feels like for you a recipe for disaster now but you seem kinda like those so if if you're in the mood for more disastrous events in your life than twitter's perfect because it is the perfect place for emotionally unhinged people to come and tell the world they're feeling so you kind of fit right in. That's true because i do tend to drink a fair amount by fairmount. I mean to the point of total mental oblivion. And i'm quite afraid of what am i. Put out there on twitter on the permanent record. Does that are you afraid of that. And you might miss step one way or the other. Well i think it's just a feared that you just sort of live with if you're on twitter. 'cause i don't really feel anything i say. In the present. I feared as we evolve as a society things that you could say freely and openly twitter and two thousand nine or ten will look outdated as you go right and you'll find yourself apologizing for things in the present that you did in the past but yeah i mean sometimes you can worry about that Although i must say drunk tweeting is pretty fine. So i kind of encourage you to do that do you do that. Oh darn tweeted before. Drunk tweeted drunk instagram posts. Before like people just didn't know it was drunk but yes i have drunk tweet it before. How i i've on the one. Anc twitter feels like. it's necessary. Like i just. I wanna stay up to date on which nba players currently threatening michael rapaport and exactly how and what they're gonna do see now when i get drunk and talk shit about skip bayless which i like to do. I don't have to worry. That skips gonna find out. You know unless a happened to be drinking someplace that skip bayless would actually be like the bushes outside lebron james house or something but this all depends on where a very important thing though is that. Do you think you could take skip bayless in a fight as good question. I don't know who's got that Sharp edged angry energy. I wouldn't want to do that to sober either. I guess maybe that's the that's the. That's the beauty of drunken brawling Journal is You kinda let loose the beast if you will within and so that can help you win and if you lose you don't really feel the blows as much. Yeah i mean there's there's a certain size to it. It can be like very deceptive performance. Enhancing drug i will say this about skip. He works out every day. He's an amazingly good shape. He does not drink. Skips ever alcoholic drink in his life. Our you tread carefully. Should there ever be a physical confrontation. Appreciate the heads up. But i know all this drink talk. I felt like maybe we should botha drinking right now. Because i know i know you are here. We we have a mutual friend. Actually and i. I can cut this out of your life but i know you like to have a good and do you remember the time You went to. I'm going to say it an all male strip club. You're in vegas you left behind your is. I heard this story left behind your personal audi by mistake and you're left with a number of a man there. Remember that man's name Jim i do not remember his. Hey don't have. I doubt i do. Because he's my friend. Oh yeah okay his name. I'm surprised you could forget this name. His name was black thickness. I am friends with black thickness. Did you doesn't ring a bell for you. Know that does not rigoberta black thickness. I met him a while ago when i met him. He was actually known as skinny. Steve and i saw skinny stephen and all man review. I that drunkenly attended for variety of reasons. I won't get into and You know i was like i. I met him like kid. You got the goods but this look you got isn't working. You was just skin and bones. He was coughing a lot and his stick with. You'd like ask people to spank him but he'd like. It would hurt his but like he broke his tailbone. One time and said look you need to thicken up and sure enough a year or two later. Skinny steve came. Back is black fitness. we've been pows ever since so So you know no recollection of black thickness. I i do remember who that is. But i just don't. I didn't know that was his name. Because yeah i don't typically remember Exotic dancers names So i don. I do remember i did. It is true. I did lose my license in a strip club and made the trip home a lot of fun and i mean that's our catholic And so yeah. I mean i don't really know how i lost it. I just happened to leave it at strip club and i tried to recover it at the strip club and that didn't work although i will say that is not my best. I lost my license while drunk story. That's that probably wouldn't even rate in the top ten to share with us Loss your license story that tops. That i feel like this tops. I was covering the ncaa tournament. This was in tampa bay florida and we went to a district low happening district. Ebor city and people in tampa are very familiar with this district. Because it's not the but clubs and bars restaurants where all the people go to have a little fun so me and some of my journalism. Sports journalism colleagues We went there. Blossom stream have a good time the game. The next day didn't start to two pm so we decided to go out and treat ourselves to a night of lushness alight of night of alcohol so there were many shots consumed in all sorts of things so top left there. I was feeling no pain as they like to say. I believe i urinated on the side of a cab and that would be one that happened. I have to point out when there are times that i've actually never done something because it's so rare. I've never urinated on the side of camp. You haven't lived in almost countless uber's but never cab see oprah wasn't a man so maybe it would have been uber. Were modern day but there was a cab. Uber's even sober. I just don't like him. I just i just to establish dominance on them but i give a nice tip after we any. I'm sorry i'm derailing you wonderful story in terms of the physics was it. You were out the window in or you are sort of aiming towards it standing next to it. I was standing next to it. And that is yeah. That is much harder than the first one. I cannot confirm or deny if my leg mimic top near. Okay got it. Okay wow okay. Yeah so go back to the hotel you know like a self-respecting person. My goal was to pass out in my bed. And just you know wake up the next day self respect behind this point but please go ahead so as i'm about to to sleep i just make sure i have everything was like. Do i have my cell phone. Do i have my i d. Do i have credit cards right. I noticed i had no idea and no cell phone. And i'm like where are they and so. This point is probably a good three o'clock in the morning. That's my guess. And so. I was like oh shit. I left these items at the bar that we were at as like So i go downstairs. I get a cab to go back to the bar where we were which was maybe just a couple of miles away. Maybe maybe ten minutes. I don't even know if it was that you're following the trail of a. i'm following the trail. It's not the same cab. His dawn. I just felt like i should make that clear all right so we go back to the bar that i just left and i just tell the cabbie Much like this is some kind of movie. Just wait for me here right. That's what i too. So i go to the club and of course it's close but i can see their workers inside and try to knock on the door. Nobody answers i go to a side gate that they have and try to open it. It's a wrought iron gate. I'm not kidding that it this has got to be a good eight or nine feet. Tall gotta be easily. And this is what i was telling you about. How you know drunkenness can be a performance enhancing drugs i decide. I'm going to scale the wrought iron gate albright okay to get inside the courtyard to go into the bar to get my id and my cell phone of course plan makes complete sense to a drunk person. I don't know how. But i was spiderman on that bitch. I scaled this all right. The cab is watching me. And i'm thinking this cab. They're probably thinking. Am i an accessory in a beanie. Right now what's happening. Technically you definitely are but go ahead. So i happen to it. In the courtyard i come through the back door gin into the bar and the bar tender some of the staff. They're just sitting around having a drink themselves. They're like what are you doing in there. And i said i love my. Id my cell phone. Did you find an id or cell phone. And they're like no. But i'm sure sounded like. I'm pretty sure i sounded like that right. And so he security guard. Who was i. I'll let you check but you have to leave so the security guard. Let's check in the ladies bathroom. Nothing's in there. And i was like the anybody turn this and they're like no get out of here and i'm like oh fuck i'm screwed right so i leave out the bar and the security guard follows me and he's like don't do that again. You know whatever. And i was like sorry whatever. The cab shockingly still waiting for me after all of this kind of the guy. Yeah so when the security guards slams the bar door. i don't know something about that slam like it. And then i threw up all outside the box. So i threw. It's the slams fall. That's you were fine than the slam him. It was it just set my stomach off and the security guard opens the door backup. He was like nice. Go and slams it again. I was like forbidden being judged. They're not being judged because again soon as a slammed at the second. Now i didn't. Because i got all of it out of my system. Get in the cab. Go back to my hotel room. And i'm just like this is such a pain in the ass. I can't believe i lost my life. I lost my cell phone. So i changed it to pajamas. I go to use the bathroom. My license is on the back of toilet. I have no idea why it's on the back of the toilet but it was there the whole time. I never even needed to scale a wall or throw up on her door. It was there now. Did i ever find my cell phone. No but that's not the point of this story. I don't know what the point of the story is. But i will tell you that when drunk i now know i can scale eighth the wall. There's a lot to take that story. I just loved that that story included peeing on a cab and placing your addy on a toilet the something beautifully symmetrical about that that was a heart warming storage amount. That really was. That was a beautiful beautiful story. You should turn that into a children's book. Mass suggests that sure. I'd have to take titles. I guess not out. Yeah that'd be a good would not to get morbidly obsessed with this too late. Why did you pee on the camp. I had that enter in everything. Why don't you get sideways. And maybe maybe not lift your leg up and pay on the cab. Because i had to p Stupid question. I wasn't seeking a cab to peon. I was seeking a place to p and the cab was in the way different now that that makes a lot of sense. Yeah why did you pee on me. Well i had to pee and you're in the way so yeah upset that a few times. That's been my excuse few times. Why did you stab me. Well i was planning with a knife and you got in front of me. That was defense. One time i went to jail for that anyway. There are a couple of sports stories. Want to chat about you. I hear So she not up just a couple of items. What we got. I for jamal okay. First step is the mlb all star. Game in response to georgia's new laws aimed at voter suppression. Chanel wrote an article for the atlantic with the headline. Move the all star game out of georgia and sure enough. A few days later major league baseball announced they'd be moving the all star game chorus field in colorado. That's right the atlanta braves released a statement saying that. They're saddened and that quote. Our city has always been known as a uniter divided times unfortunately businesses employees and fans in georgia are the victims of this decision and quote. I got say personally. When i think of my top ten places to unite people in divided times. I don't think any of them are in the american south definitely not a whole city down there maybe like a particular waffle house after one. Am when everybody. There's appropriately hammered which is certainly the theme of this podcast. But i think even that's a stretch. What was your response. When you saw that statement from the braves organization i mean. Did you think like added that. They had perhaps brought back. John rocker to do pr consulting. I mean what was your thought that would make sense but first unpopular heartache waffle houses trash all my goodness but not that not the home fries. Please don't say you're referring to the home fries. No i'm not referring to the home fries. I'm referring to the fact that i don't get the waffle house you know of addiction. If you will. And i've had it what is it. Scattered smothered whatever. What is it called. I think they refer to it as black thickness. The problem is that i care about cleanliness so therefore that that's not a place for you know always feel wildly uncomfortable in there because i feel like nothing is ever really clean and i don't want to sound like a snob but i preferred the wait staff have at least half of their chief. I mean i don't know and there's always fights at waffle house. There's nothing good that happens at waffle house after certain time nothing. I've never seen anything good but it sounds like drunk. Djamil would love this place. I you could just be whatever you want. Strike out whoever you like. Climb whatever you want to you know. Even drug jamila has standards. And now i'm more of a cracker barrel to me is the top tier in that category. Now cracker barrel is not open at two him but on a late night i prefer a little taco bill. We'll stay shake and now all the waffle house hive is going to tweet me incessantly and called me a communist because i don't like waffle house anyway so i thought that statement By the braves is tone deaf as possible and it really was quite a slap in the face. I think especially to. Hank aaron's legacy. I like to think that. If hank aaron were still alive and the decision was made by major league baseball it feels like hank air would have been in support of their decision This does not take away from major league. Baseball decision to honor hank aaron. You know they an organization if they want to blame anybody blame rank him because he's the governor georgia and he's the one who signed that voter suppression that they're calling in security bill into action for weeks if not longer brian kemp and other lawmakers in georgia said that the election was completely secure and suddenly they introduce even more restrictive legislation. So like what changed. The only thing that changed is that they lost to cinna seats to democrats and donald trump didn't win the presidency and so this is not a bill about security. This is a bill about retaliation and to the incredible voter turnout particularly by black and brown people who decided that they wanted a different vision for their state and for their country. The only villain in this scenario is brian camp and georgia republicans. That's it and john rocker and john rocker him in there too and while full house and was house but yeah these things tend to have like this such an opposite. I don't know it's a bizarro. World enter where somehow that law is making elections more fair and and and moving. The star game is dishonoring hank aaron. Who obviously would have supported it. I mean look the be had to move that game. of course i'm glad they did. Eight is weird to see baseball ahead of the curve on any social issues. However i mean i love the sport dearly but it is a relic of the early twentieth century. I mean it is designed to entertain people who who need to kill time between you know working in a factory and getting polio. This more story. I want to talk to you about when they're sheena. What's what's the other story wanted to get going here. Yeah not so much a story as it just as the continuing train wreck that is brett. Farve spread far so the hall of fame. Quarterbacks recent comments defending convicted murderer. Minneapolis police officer. Derek chauvin came on the heels of an appearance on the andrew. Klavan show where he said. That kneeling for the national anthem has quote created more turmoil than good. He went on to say. I know when. I turn on a game. I wanna watch a game. I wanna watch players play and teams win. Lose come from behind. I wanna watch all the important parts of the game. Not what's going on outside of the game. And i think the general fan feels the same way. I can't tell you how many people have said to me. I don't watch any more. It's not about the game anymore. And i tend to agree and quote. Yeah djamil do you think that he can't tell you how many people have said that to him. Cosette number zero. I think that's possible. I just want to know why brett farve opinion when it comes to racial issues or social justice issues even registers like if we were having a reckoning on shorts it would make sense to solicit breakfast opinion. It doesn't make any sense to look at his opinion. As if a hells any weight. Because he's brett farve like he's not involved in any of these issues to my knowledge. You know we're talking about embezzling money from people. Brett farve knows about that. Let's ask him about that or dick. Pics right exactly the next time. Somebody sexually harassed let's go as brett farve about his opinion because then would hold weight but when it comes to police brutality racial injustice brett farve opinion matters none and we have often and we continue to pray. Sports is being this place where it's utopian. There's mirror chrissy. You have a blending of different cultures races social economic backgrounds and while that does happen in sports more often than not. There's also something to be said for the fact that brett farve is played with black players. His whole life whole life grew up in mississippi. Been around plenty of black people right but there's a difference between being around black people and understanding the black experience and talking to black people beyond what is in your level of comfort and so all this has told me that despite the fact that this has been his dynamic throughout his playing career. He knows black people. he does not have black friends. That's that's what that tells me. I just find that to be incredibly privilege though. Brett farve can say that when he turns on a game that he didn't want to think about the other issues happening in the country and by the way when people say that is so intellectually dishonest. Because it's not like when you turn on a game. Does jim nance strike you as somebody who's gonna be waxing poetic for five minutes about racial issues. Probably not okay. They're just bothered by the idea that at very minimum points black athletes would actually remind them that they're black people and not just their entertainment. Well to say. I agree as an understatement. I i have a lot of trouble believing that. There's a large number of these people who stopped watching football because it's too political. I mean i think there's just a few of them. They're extremely loud about it. However that's like people who do peleton hear a lot from them but there's not that many of us i don't even understand the logic of it because let's break it down for a second. He saying he wants to watch the game and not think about what's going outside the game so to solve that problem he's going to turn off. The game doesn't make a lot of sense. I mean i watch football every weekend last season it was the same game. It's always been. He's acting like every time pass was thrown in the air. The wide receivers were getting shoved out of bounds by john coats. But that'll make a great call. Johnson makes a grab at the fifteen nifty spend moved there then is forced out of bounds at the twelve by tallahassee coats. Soul coats zone is twelve year out of s j. You social justice university and listen. If tonhauser goes did that i would trust. There was something very very problematic pass route and he was probably right to do and china has the bulkiness guy. So it'd be amazing to see it'd be the weight of his of his intellect and his His soul there's probably saw could probably handle so would shoved them right out when you see brett farve make these comments though and publicly endorsed donald trump and then follow that up by complaining. That players aren't sticking to sports. Do you think those mental gymnastics are more impressive than his football career. Because i think that they are to be able to twist around your logic center and hypocrisy detectors and such a wonderful way. I mean it's undeniable to me that brett farve deserves a place in the shut. The fuck up hall of fame do you feel about it. I felt like he's a first ballot. Entrant near right away yet. But this is perfectly on brand for how we've seen black athletes and their concerns get cared to rise either a mostly white media or by some of their white colleagues. It's the whole shut up and dribble mentality. Yeah people want black faces not black voices. Okay you mentioned shut up and dribbling and off of what he just said even further than that a lot of conservative politicians when they say the kind of thing brett farve said only about the nfl but about the nba. You know the reason. That ratings for sports are dan. Recently they say is because of player social justice activism. I mean what goes through your mind when you hear that. I mean other than ted cruz. Crying and wearing a diaper. That's what i picture when. I hear stuff like that. Because ted cruz strikes music diaper. Ma'am if i may as i think. Public restrooms probably go against his libertarian. Ethics you know what better symbol of man's ingenuity and suffering lands the adult diaper. There is none right ayn rand right. The hero in every one of her books shits their pants purely out of principle none of them although none of them have every pete on a taxi cab at least not to my knowledge. So you know you're in the great tradition of the great amy hill that's Disturbing to to hear but getting back to your question. I think the people who point to the ratings are again parsing. The information because ratings are also dramatically down in the kentucky derby. I don't think the horses knelt during the anthem. I don't think they did a couple of did but I don't recall any. The horses having black lives matter on them producer. They did not know. I mean not to be too much of an old ma'am but oddly met gen z for the ratings drop because they care about sports less than any generation before but i don't think it's because they deeply held conservative white protestant values. I think it's because they have the attention span of a caffeinated chihuahua. i mean it'd getting pornography and minecraft beamed into their eyeballs since birth. You know an nfl games so long. You want gen z. To is something that long. And he's to have at least four the avengers or three members of bts s. Now let what coming to the end of the podcast. Human very kind going to wrap things up. We always do with a little game. We play a little game. And these up. I guess and We cooked up a special one for you today. This game is called a major league baseball player or the wire supporting character. Ooh right now you. You hosted a podcast called way down on the whole career. You recap the classic. Hbo show the wire And for those who don't know the wire is a show with some of the greatest character. Names and nicknames in history and baseball is a sport. Pretty famous having some great athlete names and nicknames. So here's how this is gonna work my co host. The lovely sheena is gonna give you a name. I want you to tell us. Is it a major league baseball player. Or is it a supporting character from the wire. All right so Sheena kick us off here booth bonsor booth monster booth banzer major league baseball player. That is correct. Picture played for the twins red sox as he retired all right. So you're one for one next gina cheese wag staff that is a wire character. That was an easy one played by method. Man that's correct all right next. Gina razor shines major league baseball player. Barry good played for the expos back in the eighties. I she knows what's next peekaboo each major league baseball player. Barry good four for four. Now he's from the nineteenth century so it's understandable if you haven't heard of him and not kidding actually fought in the spanish american war people reach four four right. What's next nick. Stink martis wire character. They're very good. Thought we might have had your matt one five for five all right next up. Mordecai three finger brown major league baseball. Very good he was a pitcher he actually really did have three fingers. He actually really did. There was a famous mobster back in the seventies three finger brown as well probably named after baseball player All right next year nathaniel hungry man manns wire character known that somebody actually hosted a podcast about all the trump to sneak in anything. Hungry man manns. I think he actually promoted Swanson tv dinner for awhile. Okay and finally she in the last one fat face rick. Oh wire character that is correct. We would have accepted either though because that is also what i call. Rick sutcliffe so either answer would have been acceptable. Djamil you've been wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us today. I really appreciate it. I appreciate it in You know my reputation and my credibility is going to You know they're going to go down in flames. This was the way to do it. I agree listen. That's the horse. I'm writing you know and again any public statements distancing formation it can. She's happy to help you. Do some copy editing on that. Who i feel like you will make a statement distancing yourself from me after i told you the whole on the cap thing but that's true you kinda drag me down in this. Yeah did brock meyer. That's not possible. It's true she's right. It was fun pretending for second there though in fact an honor of you. I'm gonna go out tonight. I'm gonna pee on a cab and yell at the top of my drunken legs read. I'm going jamila halo. Your is how. I'd like to be no thank you. That's all for today's today's episode would be back again in two weeks with another installment of the jim. Brock meyer podcast. She not know. There's something i'm supposed to say here. Always forget what. It is follow review. Yes those things. Big thanks to mike ryan to meddle arc media. Funnier die and to my lifetime of alcohol addiction for making this podcast possible shutout. All my demons take care next time kids.

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Hank Azaria On 'The Simpsons' & 'Brockmire'

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Hank Azaria On 'The Simpsons' & 'Brockmire'

"From whyy in philadelphia. This is fresh air. I'm dave davies. Infra terry gross today hankas area in the ifc comedy series brock mayer. He plays a troubled baseball announcer. Who always speaks in his broadcaster voice. I call this the generic baseball announcer voice. The nineteen seventies various best known for his voice work on the simpsons. Whose first role was moe. The bartender for his audition. He thought of a young al pacino and audition to play more like this and then they said they wanted it to be gravelly. So if you take that young but you know voice should make a gravelly out. Notice what came out. He's played many simpsons characters over the years including chief. Wiggham and poop the indian american owner of the quickie mart. We'll talk about his decision to stop playing that roller and justin. Chang reviews the new thriller the little things starring denzel washington and robbie malik. You've probably heard our guest actor. Hank zaria more times than you realize. He's voiced dozens of characters for the simpsons including moe the bartender. Chief wiggham dr nick. One character he no longer performs is apu which he'll explain a little later. He's appeared in many films including the birdcage shattered. Glass dodge ball. Night at the museum and tuesdays with morrie as well as the tv series friends. Mad about you. Bordertown ray donovan. He's currently nominated for a critics charge. Award for best actor comedy series for his role in the ifc. Series brock meyer. It's a dark comedy which is area plays a talented baseball announcer with a drinking problem whose life takes some strange and surprising turns as area was also an executive producer of the show all four seasons of brock meyer are available for streaming on hulu amazon prime and other platforms. I spoke to hackers area last march when the fourth season of brock meyer premiered. Well hankers area. Welcome to fresh air. It's good to have you back. Let's start with clip. The scene that kicked off this series brock meyer. And i'll just. I'll just kind of set it up for the audience manure sessile big-league baseball announcer. And you always injure broadcasts by referring to your beloved wife. Lucy saying lucy gets supper on the stove. Because this ball game is over and in this particular scene You're calling a game and we see that you're drinking bourbon heavily and while you're calling the game you tell a story about what had happened that day. Just as baseball announcers do right right. They always do that. This one ends up being a pretty memorable story two things i want to say quickly about the we're gonna hear i. It's at a ball game in the audio that you'll hear changes a bit because at times we're hearing You in the booth and will we hear what the super fans at the stadium hearing the pa announcer and then other times. It's what is going through the broadcast but it's the same scene just the audience. A little different here live and then in the ballpark then what folks at home here exactly. the other thing. I'll just note that. This scene has been edited just a bit to make it suitable for radio. What happens is your broadcast in the game and you tell the audience that today is the anniversary of the day that you i told your wife lucy. You loved her. Had some time at the ballpark is afternoon to reflect upon this wonderful anniversary as slash slashes one to the right side and i decided to go on home and surprise my wife lucy with some gardenias. Her favorite flower. Please imagine my surprise. When i open my front door to find about a half dozen naked folks sprawled out in my living room engaged in what can only be described as desperate and hungry kind of a love making and rat in the center of it. All was my way my wife lucy. She was wearing and she was now neighbor. Bob greenwald that will bring clock up to bat. Clock happened himself. A heck of an afternoon with two doubles bomb wall greenlawn two faced. Sob host. His kids or mitzvah. It his kids. But here's the kicker here's what kills me. Lucy has storage has the unmitigated gall and turn to me the cheese a sexual astronaut. What does that even mean boy hangers area and the opening of his series. Brock meyer on. Ifc the it gets pretty raw. And of course he's interrupted and that's followed by a meltdown at brock myers news conference at detonates. His career you want to just pick it up from there and tell us how that gets into the series. We started this series in two thousand seventeen so this was going back to two thousand seven when what you just heard happen at a press conference. He's supposed to apologize but he ends up. He's pretty much having a nervous breakdown. He strips off his shirt and You know baseball throws him out and he just loses him he just gets lost for about a decade ten years because often of the world drinking and drugging and sexing you know he had been completely faithful and in love with his wife. Which is you know what really and just had a vision of her is this pure being turns out. She's tremendously active sex addict and had been doing having all kinds of crazy sex behind his back their whole marriage and he finds of turns into a crazy libertine in response alcoholic and and Goes off you know calling a cockfights in manila's worry ends up. But he called like a lithuanian wife carrying competitions real thing by the way and all and then mrs baseball gets a call from a very small time. Bottom of the barrel. Minor league Owner baseball team owner Played by amanda. Peet named julia james wants him to come in call. Baseball games for them. Back in moorestown pennsylvania which is a fracking town. And the name of the team is the moorestown crackers. And that's probably the classiest thing about it and that's where season one begins really his journey trying to make it back to the big leagues starting at the very bottom of the barrel right and a lot of fun. Ensues this voice this baseball broadcasters voice did it did you model it on any particular voice. You grew up hearing Al-ansi envoys dave. If i may i call i call this the generic baseball announcer voice to the nineteen seventies and much to my surprise. Sodas bob costas. He said the same thing to me. Bob appears in the series in season. Three i believe. And he said this is the generic baseball announcer voice. The nineteen seventies. and i said bob. That's exactly right. That's what i call it and You don't hear this voice too much anymore. You hear it a lot. calling Well when we still had ncaa basketball. I'm sure we'll have again soon. Folks keep the faith You hear this a lot on saturday afternoons. You know a temple versus duke here. This guy calling it. And it also was the voice in the seventies and eighties of a lot of pitchman announcers on television the ginsu knife in japan. The hand is lethal weapon but this does not work with a tomato and i got fascinated with this as a kid that. Why is this the the voice of and i started to wonder to the always talk like this even their private lives so they come and say hi honey. What is for dinner. Mad goodness i am looking forward to a spirited lovemaking session later And you know you can see how that led to sort of some of the comic premises for brock meyer. Right and that's exactly what i was gonna say. We've all heard broadcast people who are often news anchors or broadcasters who have these perfect voices and you wonder is that how they talk to their children. Were order a pizza. And what's interesting is that you know. It's a very funny gag that opens the series but to make it give it a series. Make it a series with legs. He has to become a real person. And boy this this series. It really takes you some places where you've got to do some really dramatic scenes and go to some dark places and i wondered if you wondered whether you could carry that voice into situations where there's like real emotional stakes. We absolutely worried about that. We wondered if it was really just a sketch and not something that could sustain the load bearing the emotional load-bearing of making him. Just be a real person let alone a real person that like you said goes to very dark places alcoholic truly alcoholic drug addicted places where he hits bottom in ruins people's lives and you know of course in a hilarious way dave many times i know truly right for somewhere rice. I mean you know. So i credit drill church cooper head writer with that. I wrote the sketch that is based on that we re vote for funnier. Dad it with a bunch of friends and a very talented funder die writer as well right it appeared on the internet Funnier funnier is away a comedy website. That will ferrell started many years ago. And they'll just if you come to them with a sketch idea. They'll and if they like it they'll just throw it out there. They'll give you the modest budgets. Just put it out. That's what we did. People responded so we developed it into a television show. And we hooked up with joel church cooper who was a writer. Funnier diets time. A young writer and you know he saw it much more depth than darkness and truth and humanity than than i even did they. Even though i created the character. Like when i was a teenager i sort of saw a sketch as an excuse for a lot of sophomoric laughs you know and i just had the guy be a blackout drunk because it would justify speaking like that on the air but joel saw the men's alcoholism coming to the fore and how he was how he kinda represented baseball and baseball kinda represented. What was kind of aging and out of touch in our society as brock. Meyer now is. He's been sort of exiled and trying to find his way back and and just to ask. I mean like. I looked at like listen. These great baseball stories always have a love story bull durham and this and that and probably should have a love interest. Maybe it should be the owner of the team. Were the woman who does. Pr for the team. And that was all. I gave joel. That was the premise. I gave joe and he came back with this credibly. Probably the i think the best thing about this series which is unbelievably detailed Well observed unique love relationship between two alcoholics who desperately love each other but are completely damaged and insane in different ways and that was breathtaking. I couldn't believe. I just came back as a script dave. I'll just read it like. Oh my god. This is unbelievable right. The owner of the team has played by amanda peet. One of my favorite line is when you're wooing her early on you say we're we're the same level of functioning alcoholics. Yeah that's one of the reasons these very drawn to her. Yes yeah another one of the things that character had going forward as a character would legs and comedy is a baseball announcers always observing and describing right so you have built into this character a guy making a lot of very funny observations. Hopefully they're funny like that one and saying them out loud whereas most people might not. I'm glad you mentioned the writing. Because i think it really is remarkable and one of the things that we see your character brock. My doing he's a natural storyteller and he tells stories like literally when he is having sex with someone sometimes calls it like like a ball game but he also when he is confronting you know his own demons he can tell stories about them and they are so arresting that it it can be a vehicle for describing your own dysfunction but it can also be a way to deflect attention. because it so absorbing. And i'm just wanting to. You're you're playing this. Broadcasters voice and a guy who's kind of in a way kind of deceiving people by making them think he's got this under control when really he's he's kind of doing another act. It's a pretty tricking acted how'd you. How'd you manage that. Yeah you know it's you. That's very good question. This is a good show man. I say that insightful question. I it was a little bit tricky and it was true. I didn't even realize it was going to be and 'cause yes on the one hand look. This is very presentational. Kind of silly surface. Way of talking right. It doesn't lend itself to emotional depth dave davies and so that became the fun of it was like well. How does a guy who an extremely emotional eft up circumstances dr crazy situations and yet still has to talk that way. How does he kind of get away with it. And how does it ring true at all and you know. I wasn't totally ready for it. I was in a little bit of denial about the dark truth where we were going right up until i shooting. Our director of of the entire first season was a guy named tim. Kirkby who's a british guy brilliant director. He directed the pilot of Fleabag i think we have in some ways similar tone and I do my. I take with amanda. You know at the bar and i feel kind of good amounted. Did my thing and tim walks in. Mrs might enough thought of this but this is really dark. It's really a lot of pain. That's the word kept using his pain just so much pain everywhere. You look from what you've been through what she's been through and it's just all really painful and now was his direction. So much of his life is deeply involved with alcohol and drugs to some extent Met from the bios. I read of you. I don't know if you've had any with that. But i'm wondering what you drew onto kind of. I dunno capture that part of the story yet. Listen i'm a. I've been sober thirteen years and i've been in the recovery community for even longer i i went into the alanon program. Ten years twenty years go which is for like the families and loved ones of alcoholics. I have a long history of dealing with drugs alcoholism in others and in myself yet. Ironically the i did not mean for this series to go there That was again. All george cooper kind of seeing in this i think i had unconsciously created quite an alcoholic character but i didn't realize it and Yet and it was joel. Who wanted to kind of follow through on that journey. And i was like sure we wanna do as i was like well. As long as it's funny i'm okay with that was really my only rule. I learned early on that joe. Church cooper's extraordinary writer in letting him follow. His music is a good thing to do. So yeah you know we. I joined that a lot and in season two and brock meyer get sober and hits the bottom and has an intervention. Joel asked me a lot about What that experience was like for me. I never had an intervention done on me nor did i attend rehab. But i do know a lot. I've done with other people. And i do know a lot about that. So he picked my brain a lot about what early sobriety is like. And what hitting a bottom is like emotionally and what the issues really are things like. How does somebody possibly reconcile the idea of a higher power if they totally don't believe in that but they're required to go through that for their sobriety and but that's the only time joe leaned on me from my experience In writing the series. What are the other. Funny things about this series. Is that your character jim brock. Meyer became known ed and admired among real life baseball. Broadcasters in a lot of them and some of them have done some great funny appearances on the show. Did they ask to come on or some did some Kind of playfully said. Hey you know me. I'm like i. We didn't green. Get you sure we you know we will some you know we asked and said yes then. Read the material and went. Oh no i can't do that. I'm sorry and i totally and some you know. Got a little upset with how brock meyer teased them. React to some daga name names. But you know it's a very fine line there between you know brock takes everybody down and you know he can be joel's good writer commute could be hurtful so You know we had all we've had every which way of it you know but it just speaks to how the characters vital i think. Yeah let's let's listen to one moment this. This is joe buck. I mean the fox broadcaster who is huge in the business And this is a moment where you're drinking at a bar and you're well into your cops and joe buck sits down and i'll just note that there's a in the scene where joe buck refers to being able to just think about wanting something in it suddenly appearing and when he does this in the scene. You don't hear this but it happens if you watch it. When he says that someone puts a fresh drink in his hand anyway this season one of the series brock. Meyer and brock are seated at a bar. Joe buck sits down in brock. Meyer greets hijo bug. Listen did you lie to robbie butler and tell him that. I wear non prescription glasses to seem smart joe book. It's nothing personal. I just happened hagia stupa face. You were a groomsman at my wedding. Look joe is not just that you became the biggest broadcasters in america actually yes it is s it was i supposed to know i was going to plateau at age. Twenty four i guess what your grasp probably's green is i imagine a rat know. Life's pretty fantastic and it. I'm so famous right now. That i pretty much just think about something and it appears who is that. Who was what great. Thanks for coming by mission. Accomplished a few stupid and we listen to me. Listen to me. Look in my eyes now. Did i know what's wrong. I think i can fix it high in the. I don't want to oversell this okay. But let's just say the by the time you get back to your hotel room tonight surprise we. That is joe buck and our guest well into his cups as baseball broadcaster. Jim brock meyer surprise in his hotel. Room is not a pleasant. we'll just add No poor joe. Buck didn't know that that was going to be the surprise. Gotta say shot joe buck. He's just amazing actor. He was so good. You know joel road that and we were like well. Maybe we should have just like joe buck type. Plan get higher an actor and we were like a and we kinda purposely wrote a lot of it to who is easily. Cut a bullet joe. Buck wasn't up to it. Not only do we leave in but there was no way could this joe buck. It's really that it's actually job up but nobody could have done a better job. I mean we auditioned some people. He was far and away better than all them. I mean that guy get absolutely have a career as an actor he so desired. Yeah he comes back and season for another funny little moment of confrontation between the two of you Season four the final season. It set in the future. I don't know how much you wanna give away. But you wanna tell us what's a little bit about what's coming brock. My life and the future of baseball. It's ten years to fifteen years in the future. Society is kinda continued. The way it's going with you know Climate problems in virus problems and unrest violent problems and divisiveness problems and we sort of keep pulling that threat and baseball's almost dead like no one cares about it anymore and They actually in a desperate move ass. Jim brock mardi commissioner of baseball because his market. He's back in kansas city because he's so weird and and colorful on the air his market is the only one that actually gets attention so they want him to try to draw the same kind of attention to to baseball to try to save it. And that's really the the story is season for. We're listening to my interview with hank. Azaria he stars in the ifc series. Brock meyer. We spoke last year when the show began its fourth and final season. The series is now available on multiple streaming platforms after a break. He'll talk about some of his other roles including many characters on the simpsons also justin. Chang reviews the new thriller starring denzel washington rami. Malik i'm dave davies penned. This is fresh air. Been this message comes from. Npr sponsor tele doc tele doc offers access to licensed therapists by phone or video to help those dealing with stress anxiety personal or family issues. Tele doc is committed to quality confidential therapy from the comfort of your home available seven days a week matching members to therapists consular's and psychiatrists tele doc. Therapy is available through most insurance or employers and individual plants are also available download the app or visit tele doc dot com slash. Fresh air to get started. Today let's get back to the interview. I recorded last march with actor. Hank zaria he's known for voicing many characters on the simpsons he's currently nominated for critics choice award for best actor in a comedy series for his role in the ifc series brock. Meyer all four seasons are available for streaming on hulu amazon prime and other platforms You've been doing voices on the simpsons for more than thirty years now right Yet i believe thirty two to be exact. You you grew up in queens new york and i read that your mom spoke ladino. The ancient form of spanish that's written in hebrew on my mom and dad And i wonder if hearing all those sounds at home and all the accents in new york is one of the things that i gave you a better ear and made you. A better mimic. I mean i guess. I mean a lot of people you know grew up With that cure. Either you know. Some people can curl their tongue and some people can't or some people like the taste of cilantro and others. It tastes like soap. I think being mimic is kind of like that you either can physically do it sort of or you can't and i found that you know as a very young person i found i could and i thought it was like i cracked myself up with it. I thought it was really fun to be able to sound like people. And so i kept doing it and then obviously and then you know got lucky and got my job at the simpsons when i was about twenty two or twenty three years old and so that's sort of kept the muscle active as it were. I mean every week how do five ten fifteen different voices and you know eventually Get the malcolm glad will ten thousand hours where. You're pretty practiced doing something well. Let's hear a clip from the simpsons. This is mo- the bartender. I mean one of your best known. I guess and in this scene. He's being given a polygraph exam by the police. Because i guess he suspected in the shooting of mr burns And we'll hear the cnn when he tells the truth machine gives it a a cheerful dang when he lies it buzzes. Let's listen to hold a grudge against montgomery burns now right. Maybe i did. But i didn't shoot checks out okay for you go. I got a hot date. I day dinner. A dinner watching tv and now a pyrite. I'm gonna sit at home. And the ladies. Victoria's secret catalog would. You unhooked ratty pace. I don't deserve this kind of shabby treatment. Moe the bartender one of the voices by our guest hank as area where did most voice come from. It's very listening to you that that was a long time ago. A little deeper now. He sort of deepened over the as The mo- he talked like et al pacino. Young pacino dog day afternoon godfather al pacino conan talk like this and i sort of was amazon dot voice and when i auditioned for the simpsons dave i always wanna play in los angeles at a small You know data and was doing the voice of drug dealer. Kind of dorna pacino. Like this and i won't titian to play more like this. And then they said they wanted it to be gravelly. If you take that young pacino voice jamaica gravelly at an dishes what came out. And this is what they hired Do you wanna give us one other favorite. How you got the voice. I mean twenty different characters you've done and there's a lot more i mean technically like over one hundred. Some of them are quicker in and out but i probably do thirty to forty running characters that appear ensuring given time one of my favorites is comic. Book guy He is based on a flu. That lived next door to me freshman year of college. Talk like this Snake all the sort of convict dude is kind of a combination between Speak coli from fast times at ridgemont high. And another dude. I went to college with. Wow wow you know you you. You were always a great mamic. And he started doing these characters. When twenty two. And i i mean i assume that as you you know. You've you've done a lot more roles in a lot of dramatic roles over time. And i assume that you're acting skills have grown Did that change the way you did the characters at all. Yes that brilliant. Acting teacher named roy london who passed away. Gosh twenty five years now. I've got into his class. Probably after being on the simpsons about three or four years. And i was in that class for about three or four years and that i think really more than anything else that was sort of my finishing school or graduate program or whatever if you will and masterclass. He got me through a lot of That i had as an actual. That didn't know i had and i think after that i Not that the voices changed or the jokes change. But i think my approach and realizing that i could fill those characters and emotionally and truthfully Deepened i think made my simpson's work better. You know i like as i said. I'm a mimic. And so i sort of approached in my desire to be an actor. I kinda wanna be somebody else. You know And a lot of this touches on some sobriety issues and low self esteem issues. And you know feeling like you're not good enough. You're not enough for you and so i wanted to be an actor to sort of escape who i was Because some of that was painful for me which is also why i drank and what i discovered an acting class much to my chagrin day was. That's all fine but to be a really good actor little on a great actor you actually have to be yourself you have to be willing to emotionally reveal yourself to people you know onstage or in front of the camera which i did not like at all like. That's exactly the opposite of what i wanted to do. This and roy kind of really took me through almost like a therapy way. Sometimes of how to sorta willing to share myself. That i came to trust that my honest reactions to things. We're not only Preferable not to be hidden but to be shared and where the way to. What else did i have to really uses an actor except my own real experience and how i really felt about things and once i was able to bring that to the voices like whether i'm talking night chief. Welcome around talking nyc mom choking macbook guy. I feel like underneath all. It's okay for hank to really share what he thinks and feels and i think that makes things more believable and funnier and brockman to our guest is actor hank area. He starts as a baseball broadcaster with a very colorful life in the ifc. Series brock meyer. The series has ended after four seasons. You can watch the series on multiple platforms. This is fresh air. This message comes from. Npr sponsor the bucs company. Congratulations couples twenty. Twenty was quite a year. But you're still together. In spite of all the baking fails all the sweatpants all the working from home. Your relationship lasted this. Valentine's day with the bucs company handpicked and source directly from the farm. There flower stay fresher longer visit b. o. u. s. dot com and use code. Npr for twenty five percents off your order long lasting flowers for a long lasting relationship. Let's get back to my interview with actor. Hank you might know him from a host of voices on the simpsons and many other roles. He starts his a baseball broadcaster whose life take some pretty strange turns in the series brock buyer. We spoke him last year as the series began. Its fourth and final season on the simpsons. You're no longer doing. The voice of abu the guy who owned the quickie mart And this followed a protest campaign of sorts. There were questions raised about the fact that you know that you as a white actor were portraying. This indian the stereotype at a time. When there weren't a lot of well known indian characters in american culture and The comedian hari. Kondabolu raise this issue and made a documentary about it Do you want to just chair. You're thinking about how share with us. How you're thinking has evolved on this. Yeah sure I had been doing that voice for about twenty five twenty seven years before i really heard anybody express upset with it and one of the first things. That happened was comedian. Hari kondabolu actually tweeted at me A link to performance he did on the late night comedy show where he did a routine about. How much resented The voice of apu in the character or things about it anyway and He said it sounded like the voice sounded like a white guy. Doing impression of another white guy was making fun of his father. And you know that was really kind of the first. I'd i'd heard of that kind of upset and bristling over the role. And then not long after that. I got reached out to by a reporter. A writer named maliki row. Who was doing the huffington post and we sort of. I talked to her about it and we did a little bit of a deeper dive in it. That's what really started me thinking because with hari it's sort of felt like comedian to comedian and my first reaction and not so much you know person to person or or nothing. I wasn't taking it seriously. But i kind got pretty defensive and bristled and looked at it from much more of a comedy perspective. Like you know we make fun everybody at the simpsons and and You know where this kind of thing. And if you're going to have to voice his character and I got pretty defensive about it. And then over. Time as i realized The criticism wasn't just hurry or a comedy routine but was really shared by many people in the indian community in this country and south asian community. I started taking a look at it and What i realized was over time after a lot of soul-searching and doing workshops in reading and talking to two people was that i had a blind spot to when it came to this character i think as evidenced the best one can express it is i based the voice of abu. I was imitating a lot of A convenience store clerks that i heard but it was also based on a peter. Sellers voice. peter sellars. Did the movie called the party. I think it was in nineteen sixty six where he played an indian actor and he's doing a pretty thick indian accent In brown face To me you know barium. I saw this teenager okay. I'm an aspiring mimic and comedic voice actor and to me. There was an worshiped. Peter sellars. I thought he was a genius and hilarious and to me. I didn't i didn't distinguish between his silly french. Detective clues oh accent for the pink panther movies or his his weird german dr strangelove accent and dr strangelove. So i mean that's a that's a blind spot that's That's in the great show. Business tradition if we make fun of everybody and everybody's fair game and that's fair enough but the character had unintended consequences for for for people Kids growing up in this country indian and south asian kids growing up in this country to live with that character be called abu and ways. They didn't appreciate and that was a lot of my journey with that character. Took some years to figure it out for me. I want to talk about another role of yours. This was the birdcage and nineteen ninety six back quite awhile ago but it was a big role for you. i think and we'd hear a clip. This is the fifth based on the french film. La fall and you play the housekeeper of a middle aged. Gay couple played by robin williams and nathan lane who live above a nightclub that features drag queens The robin character owns the place. Nathan lane performs in it. Your character named aga door. Spartak is guatemalan and gay and aspires to perform in the club. And this is a short scene where robin william's character has gotten up in the morning and you give them a strong cup of coffee and then you ask why he hasn't let you perform in the club. Let's listen good morning. Welcome does this. Sludge jesse sludge. I thought a nice change from coffee. So why don't you tell me you think bad last night you bad man. I would not have been so tested. Put some clothes on on my. Why don't you let me in that show coming at you. Afraid of my what the milanez. What my what nets my not heat. You afraid onto primitive right to be on the stage. Would you lil estrogen guests right. Yes you're right. I'm afraid of your heat robin williams and yes that was. Our guest hangs area as Igor spartacus in the film the birdcage. But that's a long way from your voice. But i guess this is what you do. Tell us about getting the voice of igor a guatemalan so I worked at the time with a wonderful voice. Coach and coach named robert eastern. Who's no longer with us and So you know studied guatemalan. And then i i started had sort of two versions of the character that the voice that you heard there who actually now when i do a little higher but if this guy and a little more gun over little tougher a little lower something like this and i sort of tried them out for a friend of mine who happens to be this amazing Drag performer and and he sort of helped me pick The voice you heard. And then i realized actually into rehearsal that you know what dave. I was really just imitating my maternal grandmother Wow that's Like like as you mentioned. I grew up in an sephardic jewish household which speech led dino. Which is spanish dialect and that was very much the accent and way my grandmother sounded and she was a very loving maternal person which felt right for the character as well. So i sort of was doing an impression in my grandma. Right right You know it's so interesting as i listen to that and we. We talked about the controversy about the abu voice on the simpsons and this film was swept twenty four years ago and i wonder if it were made today. If the you know a white guy doing guatemela invoice like this would draw. Criticism is this occurred to you. Absolutely it's kurt. This is a good show. It debuted rain stateful adoption. Absolutely has occurred to me. And i think we can say that pretty much for sure. If this role is moving may today they wouldn't offer me this role they would. They would get a gay Guatemalan or latin character. Land guy to play it. And which i think is as it should be in his right and You know i did my best with this role. I did with a lot of love and pride and his meticulously as i could So you know. I don't regret doing it. But i acknowledged that it would be done differently Today i want to ask to before we leave the birdcage This is a hilarious film and robin williams. Just as so he such an improviser. And i'm just wondering were you breaking up. All the time on the set were there. Seems there were improvised. Yes robin is a you know. His stick was to go wildly off script and with flights of fancy and it was often hilarious But in this particular movie directed by the late great mike nichols got all these people are gone. It's really sad but Mike didn't want that he wanted to play as a really tight. Farce wanted to keep the pace moving. And so we rehearsed it like a play which is very unusual movie for about two or three weeks. We gathered at at over paramount. Just ran the scenes in rehearsal as if it was a plane. You were pretty much all off book and ready to go with each scene. Because he didn't want to do too much coverage you wanted to just the scenes play in real time and if you look back at that movie. There isn't too much close absurd. Just kinda plays and he said to Robin and to nathan lane. Who was very witty tremendous. Improviser himself. You said guy. Mike talk like this said now. Gentlemen i know you love to go off script and it's delightful so what we're going to do is we're going to rehearse and feel free to say whatever you like and goes crazy off book as you like and elaine elaine may brought it is going to take it all down and we're going to choose the lines were like the best and we're going to stick with those we're not going to improvise on the day. And that drove robin insane as you might imagine. And that's what we did And robin would beg for what he called wild takes. He called mike boss. Boss boss please while take boss please. While take and so we do a take where robin could go insane insane as he liked and some of that made it into the movie but most of it was pretty much as we rehearsed it. Well hang gary. it's been fun. Thanks so much for speaking with us. Thank you very much. Dave hank zaria recorded last march zaria stars in the ifc. Series brock meyer. He's nominated for a critics choice. Award for best actor in a comedy series. The award ceremony is march seventh. Brock meyer is available for streaming on multiple platforms coming up. Justin chang reviews. The new thriller starring denzel washington rami. Malek this is fresh air. This message comes from. Npr sponsor sought via the comfort. Company sought a luxury mattresses are in america by expert craftsmen using the highest quality materials. So that your mattress will provide comfortable sleep for years and years sought foam mattresses are always delivered to your home and sat up in the room of your choice. They're never folded and never squeezed into a small box. Visit s aa t. dot com slash. Npr we're npr listener. Save an additional two hundred and twenty five dollars sada the comfort company. This message comes from. Npr sponsor the bucs company. Congratulations couples twenty. Twenty was quite a year. But you're still together in spite of all. The baking fails sweatpants all the working from home. Your relationship lasted this. Valentine's day celebrate with the bucs company handpicked and source directly from the farm. There flower stay fresher longer. visit be. oh you q. S. dot com and use code. Npr for twenty five percents off your order long lasting flowers for a long lasting relationship. In the new psychological thriller the little things denzel washington and rami. Malek play two detectives trying to solve a series of murders in nineteen nineties. Los angeles jared leto. Also stars as one of their key. Suspects are film critic. Justin chang has this review of the movie which is now streaming on hbo. Max it's been a while since i've seen a new studio picture like the little things. A big meaty slickly made crime drama featuring a trio of academy award winners. That's partly due to covid nineteen which caused theaters to close ten months ago and led the studios to postpone some of their biggest titles. But even if there weren't a dynamic and the little things had been widely released in theaters as planned it might still have played like a relic from an earlier movie making decade. That's exactly what it is. The ninety were something of a renaissance era for serial killer movies and the director. John lee hancock wrote the script back in nineteen ninety-three two years after the silence of the lambs and two years before david fincher is notorious. Shocker seven it's interesting to think how the little things might fit into the genre if it had been made back then but for various reasons even though steven spielberg and clint eastwood both considered directing it. The movie never got off the ground. It was revived only a few years ago now with hancock in the director's chair. He appears to have made few changes to his script with still set in the nineties. Probably because so much of the story depends on payphones. Denzel washington plays. Joe deacon also known as d.c a former los angeles detective who now works as a sheriff's deputy in bakersfield but on a work related trip down to l. a. He meets up with his old friends on the force and gets pulled into a major case. His unlikely partner is a young hotshot named jim baxter played by rami. Malek in typical buddy cop fashion they get off on the wrong foot but soon settle into a comfortable groove with d.c playing the grizzled mentor to baxter's and bishop of summer. They're trying to solve the murders of several young women. The latest of whom has been found in a rundown flop house. one of many reminders. Here of an older less gentrified los angeles police make a thorough. Sweep the scene. But it's d.c. Who finds the evidence that leads them to a repairman albert spa who becomes their prime suspect. He's played by. Jared leto who sports long stringy hair and a prosthetic nose and who gives a performance of such calculated creeping us. He might as well be wearing an arrest. Me sign in one scene. D.c is snooping around a car. One night outside sparta's apartment when the man himself suddenly appears. Can i help you. Saw the sale sign. That was for another car. Got a lot of miles on it. You no drugs base standard on a take. Look i mean the market for sale need to do take a look. You must really like my car. I do me look like they're man. D.c and baxter have a hard time finding the evidence that would prove it. It's never clear if spa is the culprit or just a true crime. Buff who enjoys toying with the police over time be uncertainty begins to eat away at baxter in much the same way it once ate away at diek who left the lapd years ago after another unsolved case nearly drove him mad it. The little things has an obvious kinship with seven. It also seems to anticipate another david. Fincher triumph zodiac in which a criminal investigation becomes a corrosive. Personal obsession the script has its creaky tenured moments. I could've done with fewer of deacon baxter's strained wisecracks and there's something a little obvious about their gradual realization of how similar they are under the skin the forensic details are as familiar as they are gruesome. You've seen it all before from the blood spattered crime scenes and nude corpses on autopsy tables to the wall of evidence covered with maps and photos. But it's worth remembering that hancock conceived the story nearly thirty years ago when these images weren't cliches they are now the little things may look like a retread feels more like a time capsule a weirdly enveloping trip down memory lane. I got wrapped. Up in its slowly unraveling twists and in the report between the two leads. Washington is all too convincing as a dog. Had crime solver. Who isn't afraid to go roque when needed. He's also one of the few movie stars of course who's as popular now as he was in the ninety s. Hancock himself has come a long way since then. He has a sturdy command of craft as he's demonstrated in the other movies directed like the blind side and saving mr banks. The little things tells a much darker story but hancock proves a better fit than you might think. He's good at quickening your pulse and his attention to details the little things that the title slowly draws you in there's nothing comforting this grim existential unsettling movie. But it's patient old. School pleasures provide their own kind of satisfaction. Justin chang is the film critic for the la times reviewed the little things starring denzel washington now streaming on hbo. Max on monday show. We speak with ellen. Harbor who runs the folk music center in claremont california and her son ben harper a grammy award winning singer and songwriter. Ellen harper's new memoir always song tells her story of the folk music revival of the fifties and sixties and her experience raising three biracial children mostly as a single mother. I hope you can join us. Fresh air's executive producer is danny miller. Our technical director and engineer is audrey bentham with additional engineering support from joyce lieberman julian herzfeld. And charlie kyler. Our interviews and reviews are produced an edited by any salad. Phyllis myers san brigger lauren crandall party simone theresa madden and the rebolledo donato they challenger seth kelly aunt kayla lattimore associate producer of digital media. Is molly seavy nesper. Roberta shorrock directs. The show for terry roasts. I'm dave davies

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REShow: Hank Azaria, Jim Brockmire, and Ron Shelton. Hour 3 (06-15-20)

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REShow: Hank Azaria, Jim Brockmire, and Ron Shelton. Hour 3 (06-15-20)

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We don't know what his What is video conference of choice was. Unclear but the players have come out of it feeling more unified and better about going to Orlando and having a playing season, even though the reporting made it seem like Kyrie Irving was trying to get people to not go to Orlando, and he eventually came around towards the end saying. Let's all do what the majority wants to do. In Christine's of llosa's, the majority's players wanting to go. and then. During this whole conversation coming out of it My colleagues at NFL network NFL Media Group Ian Rapoport Tom Pellets our reporting several cowboys and Texans have tested positive for coronavirus Ezekiel Elliott one of the cowboys supposedly who has tested positive for covid nineteen his agent. Rocky Arsenault Who We know very well good, Dude, good guy! Guy Who introduced Marshall Faulk for enshrinement, the pro football hall of fame, because they have been attached the hip for many decades together. Confirming that Zeke does have it. And that Zeke feeling good, which is great to hear. The chief medical officer of the NFL doctor. Allen Sills was on this program a week ago tomorrow. Saying look, we know that people are GonNa test positive for coronavirus during the season. We just need to identify who they are and figure out how to prevent the spread and then keep going. Is Essentially what? He initially mentioned. And I'm just imagining you know. During the playing season, we'll find out who has tested positive for coronavirus because they're not gonNA, be able to play. For the moment though. Zeke is wondering how everyone found out about it right now. Yes, so he is just tweets hippo. He is just tweeted twice more in the last couple minutes because people are pointing out that his agent did confirm it. Yes, he said my agent only confirmed because was already written. Reporters have been calling all morning. He did not break the story to the media. Just won't I mean I guess we're GONNA we're? GonNa have to find out during the season. WH, why somebody? He's not playing. We, always know somebody's not playing because of X. Y., and Z., and then and then teams get fined if they if they don't tell the truth about it. And I even mentioned a doctor Sills last week that if you are going to come up with a plan on when somebody's out and then returned to play once they're clear of the virus. It'll be sort of like a a protocol. Like they haven't. Gotten out of covert protocol and they're not playing. Nobody knows it's June fifteenth. Nobody knows at so you in fifteenth and nobody knows nobody still knows what this thing. What this virus is and how an an and how to. I guess outside of New Zealand out completely combat. Mean there. I guess there are look nobody knows who knows. And we just hope that as we move forward. Somebody who gets? It doesn't have to be hospitalized that there will be therapeutics that help this sport out or sports. Get back in the mix. You know in the meantime. There's folks like Roger and Oregon want to Chime in here on the rich Eisen show. WHAT'S UP Roger? Hey just wanted to good. Go on as Kobe thing. Go for. Young here. You're on the air. I just wanted to say as I'm a hard hard core. Sports Fan dos couples. Go Go go, and this is hit me hard. Mexico crying. And just let's just not play sports this year. Well I. Mean why we have to wait for somebody to die. Before we stop playing sports high honestly. I watch sports I live for. I guess this is this is indicative of the conversation that everyone's having right now that we can't and thanks for the call Roger, and you know, keep watching us and we'll be here for you if you if you need your fix. And I appreciate him getting all emotional about it, and we all want. We all want sports to come back for various reasons one I. Think it'll make us feel normal to we miss it three. It's a main economic engine for so many people. And that's kind of I, guess This conversation indicative of everything that we're having right now that we can't live in quarantine forever. We have to learn how to live with US and learn how to identify who has it and learn how to identify who's this person who has it has been in contact with and learn how to make sure that everybody wash their hands, wears a mask, and does everything right and practices social distancing to keep it from exploding and we're seeing. Otherwise everybody otherwise. So I think all sports are going to give this a world. You heard Chris Hanes say. Basketball's going I think by in the next twenty four hours. We're going to hear baseball's going. We'll see how many players are up for going. I think the NFL is going. You heard from Jay Bilas basically say college. Football's going. And it's going to have to take something completely explosive to shut everything down again. Quite honestly? Seems like it. In the meantime we'll go down. Another Nostalgia wormald ESPN. with their thirty for thirty last night, the nineteen ninety eight season which I. You know, I I was there I was on the Sports Center? Set and when? You know Mark Maguire decided to stop playing baseball. He's the one who sent a fax to me. And I announced his retirement there in the middle I think of halftime of a of a Sunday night football game on ESPN. and. I sat down and interviewed him about a week later flew out to southern California I had known him. My wife and I you know. At the time my. Girlfriend future wife and I are. Great friends before girlfriend and future wife. Of Warrior, but Suzanne I knew mark and his girlfriend and new mark very well. Loved the Guy Rooted for him couldn't have been nicer that my experience with him probably got too close to. Be Honest. But I'm in my late twenties on sportscenter got to meet. Them couldn't have been nicer was at the ascension of of the sport which I love so much. My I love being baseball and sat down, asked him point blank. Did you ever take steroid lied to right to my face? I haven't spoken to him in many many years and I still root for him. Love the guy. Also taught me how to get out of Sandra. To this day, one of the best shots I've got in the back. Thanks to mark Maguire. Golf who knew? But I just remember again just being at the forefront of of all of it. Being at that home run Derby in Fenway Park. That's a photograph of me. At that home run Derby and Fenway Park, nine, hundred, ninety nine, when they had the all century team, the next night Kevin Costner was doing the the. It was remarkable and you see mark putting his son's name on his hat. There's Maguire and so so this was on baseball tonight I was probably taken the the the toss from Carl. Ravage right there. I also saw a photograph because they were. You know then in the home. Run Derby. That took place Ted. Williams was in in the stands and I went. I interviewed him. In his hitter dot net hat, and then Maguire went on such a home run Jag, hitting one ball over the green monster after another, he told me halfway through when he went back to the stopped in the middle, and he went back to the dugout because he broke his back. He told me Pedro Martinez said there's no way you're. Changing bats look at what you're doing, so the last several home runs. He hit in his in his. Historic at bat of the homerun dairy. He used a broken bat. US hitting home runs with a broken battening, and you could sit here and say well. You know. He's all rocked up so. But at the time it was unreal. It was, it was truly an unbelievable experience that he was there to his ex. Wife was following around his ex. Wife's new husband. I got to meet them all they were. I I've never seen another situation like that is someone's. A bad boy was truly unbelievable in the Maris's were falling around and the pressure the way, so it was the commissioner. I mean the pressure that you'd have to hit this homerun. Otherwise, everybody's going to have to follow you around. No wonder he missed first base yeah. That was an mark grace. Catch him and put him back. And he was beloved I. Mean I think. Everyone was hugging him. Sammy Sosa came in from out. Yup. It was it was crazy. It saved the game. It's remarkable steroids whatever who cares Yup I. Don't blame you for taking that approach and I know I. Don't blame. Earth Baseball. That I know you didn't watch. There was nothing really new in the dock. It was just kind of a fun. Hey, remember how awesome baseball was and how this summer made us feel. That whole season two is incredible. The streak ended for CAL ripken the Yankees, one hundred and twenty five games that year. Ken, Griffey. Started out as the guy who was supposed to go neck and neck with McGuire and then Sosa. Hits Twenty home runs in June and it was like got along really well to. It was really great how these guys got along, and the mayor's family embraced both of these guys it was it was maguire embraced the marriage family to. And there was a lot of. Mark was a free agent. He got traded to Saint Louis and ninety seven, and there wasn't sure if he was going to stay won't really embrace the. Rich Eisen show die hard. crew members Evan sovereign sent me a link. To The sportscenter after the sixty second home run the night of the sixty second home run being hit, and it was stuart nine on the set. On my art. I'll take a look at it and. Okay, there we are! We were on the set, and I looked at it, and we kind of did like a little bit of Mark Maguire Elbow. Sort of you know. Like. We did that and as the wide shot we did that on on on the wide shot, and then there we are, and we were all happy, and I was just like feeling nostalgic, watching this thing, and then I thought in my head again. Always shoot you straight I. thought to myself who did the highlight. Was it me or or stew and I forgot about it and I thought to myself. It's gotTA. Be Me on the baseball guy and he would always do the the Jordan. Jordan stuff and I would bigfoot me on the Jordan stuff and I had to do this. Maguire was my guy. Stewart did the highlight and not they're livid. As a fifty year old guy! How the hell did he get the highlight he got it. He got it. How did he? Ever, you guys remember feet on. How do I remember I literally was sitting? Here is of soon to be fifty one year old guy. You know watching the watching the thing saying. My first WHO got the highlight? Zoom though it was you I. Assume, it was me, and then it was him I'm like. Son Of. Old Habits die hard. That was amazing. It was amazing time and pretty thorough, utter disappointment. Thorough our disappointment and we all sense that at a time at maybe that's the way we'll view this through that prism, but I guess that's what that thirty for thirty was last night was. Let's just remember most of it was. Let's just remember the good times that we're rolling and the problem for that is that was on the heels of the? Documentary that they just had on Lance Armstrong and which on the heels of the last dance, where all of it was kind of rehashed. Everyone, expecting this to be something similar from what I understand. I haven't seen it, but it wasn't. Eight four, four, two, zero, four rich number dial our poll question Chris. You re hit that right? There Hankas areas about the join us the the star of Brock Meyer. On IFC and Hank is going to be joining us. I believe Brock Mars GonNa join us as well all right. We'll ask this of Hank, because Brock Meyer apparently wants to join us to help. Fix Baseball because in the final season. That's on Hulu tonight. He's plays the commissioner. Baseball, what's the best baseball movie you see the four? Offerings right up there. Chris where to thinks down major league is pulling away now. Forty two percent, twenty six percent field of dreams, twenty two percent bull, Durham ten percent for the Natural Warren and new. Jersey's been hanging on a long time. WHAT'S UP Warren? Limited overs! Oh Hey guy. His. Nine I. Compare. James. Taylor and Put them back on and tell them what is his sells off. Will you do that, Mike? Can you do that for me? We want to just make sure he's me might be in a bad selling. Guys been literally hanging on for two hours. TAP DANCING TO MAKE sure that Warren's heavy chest, is it? Okay stand in one spot Warren. Serving. What's up nothing about laughing at a guy that Washington laughing laughing with you, all at the guy that compared feel dreams two cats in the cradle. I like comparing like we are family. That's all we are family to the. Sahara. Listen I. Listen To you I. Wish I could live I do because I have the APP on my phone. Okay, I've been playing. catchup all your show so i. Bought, a medical professional, so I've been out funding the war covert once while at the time and everything I'm for. Primary I think you guys would definitely. But I was going by listening to your Your a poll. Question and I'm like why field of dreams I. I've never seen field of dreams first of all. No, I have not told Jane. Might answer the phone when I said I hadn't feel no, that was Adam are call screener who who's been told to let anybody. Through but That's a that's a rough one bucket. MacDill two when I when I said what? Would you vote for? But but I felt like I mean for me. The natural, my favorite film, but I don't even like the a lot like the fan lot. Basically a rip off of stand by me. Interesting net lauren just bringing it all and by the way. Warren, thank you for hanging on and thank you for doing what you're doing professionally. Keep keep. Keep being out there, listening to us or watching US whenever you can. How about that? That's like a Jimmy get the lights. Film film. Teaching, film, Lesson Film. Class conversation interesting. It's it's it's a little bit more. Fun in the Sun then stand by me. I mean. It's more. It's more Stephen King Since it! Stephen King sure. Guys hanging out going through a life changing event for the summer. It's the Sandlot is just a rip off of stand by me, and he hasn't seen field of dreams. That's the natural, though is a wonderful beautiful Barry Levinson directed an incredible cast. Despite brockman saint who is really in it Redford. Devolve Barbara Hershey can basing the gun on okay accusation. The great showdown Baker is the Amer. Richard Farnsworth as the bench coach. Wilford Bramley looking. Nice young at the age of thirty, five thirty five when he made the natural. Anybody turned older younger. Other than Benjamin Button more than will for brimming. Right we'll Bradley's like the Benjamin. Button of acting like came out of the womb, look and really old. I'm serious. Wilford grimly still now again. He was well for Brindley was sick. How old was he in the natural because he was fifty in in cocoon literally from my age. So the natural. He played a geriatric individual at my age. He would have been about forty nine in the natural when they felt. He was forty nine years old in. That movie came out in eighty four so I got assume they filmed it in eighty three, so he would have been forty nine. Woo for primly I mean. We haven't seen him. Does you look younger now? Is he the actual Benjamin Button of he's still he's still with okay. He's about eighty eighty five right now. The right thing to do is to take a break and welcome hankers area when we come back areas, there's Henry. And apparently Jim brought is standing by with Ron Shelton behind. Would you go anywhere? Let's go to. Jason and Michigan. You're here on the rich Eisen show what's up Jason. G Lewis are Longtime Fan Michigan Fan. I grew up with bowl and watch al Qaeda and the birds. You don't WanNa Watch Tigers I mean I got a problem with these steroids. You writers writing ball fashion employees. You know I mean state brought people back to baseball for one okay? Nobody, WHO's coming? Nobody gave a ship. Cared about that world series of, but they had four teams. Three teams in the National League. How many pitchers are in on a team? So all of a sudden you got. Minor League coaches. Not not the next day. There are pro baseball player. Pitching. Five I hear what you're saying that that that there were more. Inexperienced pitchers because of expansion of baseball and all that, but look man we had not seen. We haven't seen we haven't seen. We haven't seen seventy seventy five home runs. We haven't seen anything like that. We haven't seen anything like this. Not even like the we've seen. Close Giancarlo Stanton threatening. You know sixty. We haven't seen anything like nine hundred ninety eight again. I appreciate the call to. Forty, nine as a rookie. No I know that and I've said that I. No look, and and that's part of the reason. Thank you for the call. That's part of the reason why I think bonds should also be considered for all fame enshrinement. Bonds is a Pittsburgh pirates was one of the greatest leadoff hitters. Ever. Bonds was unbelievable and. Not, looking like he was. You know an upside down pyramid. Right, I mean very big. So. Clements to in the Eighties Maguire. Still if I'm not mistaken, it was Aaron. Judge finally broke his rookie homerun record. So that stood longtime. Bonds stole fifty two bases one year. Come on. The nine hundred ninety MVP. Bonds has got a lot. Going form but. And anybody who sits there and says that it was great for baseball. Was it brought baseball back? It was but in terms of putting him in the hall of fame in your Henry Aaron. You're like a halo. I broke Babes record. Guess what I was on. Okuno! Fiber. Dogs. Eight four, four, zero four, which is the number to dial still to call art when we come back. My Buddy hankers area will join us. And I have been told again and I'm I hope This is the case I've been told that Jim Brock. Meyer is in fact. EITHER GONNA be conference in, or he's just GONNA be right near Hank to handle some of the hard issues that are hitting Major League baseball today. That's next right here on the rich Eisen show. Don't go anywhere. Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do and I bet it can be hard work. You know what's easy. Bundling policies with GEICO GEICO makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing, too, because you already have so much to do around your home, go to Geico Dot, com. Get a quote and see how much you could save. It's gyco easy visit. GEICO DOT com today. That's GEICO DOT COM G. I C. O. DOT, com. Welcome back to the rich Eisen show not just to the listeners and viewers on NBC s Youtube Stream and Siriusxm, channel, to eleven, but to a gentleman who I've known for Damn near twenty years got to meet him years ago. We have Felt at each other on occasion around the poker table. and. That's not a metaphor for anything. And he is the star of Brock. Meyer IFC, which has gotten for its fourth season, which drops on Hulu tomorrow night, one hundred percent on the rotten tomatoes, one hundred one. He's keeping at one hundred. The. Star Brock Meyer IFC. My Buddy Anka's area back on the show. How are you Henry? Goodrich, are you? We have felt that each other and we help each other. Guessing occasional I understand that. I understand that I'm I'm I'm going through the mental Rolodex right now to see who can actually confirm such a thing. But. I, you know the emotional I feel you. Oh, I see okay, which which? I've probably I've probably also case. We felt you several times. That's true. I know. Our you know respective dogs may the rest in peace of been each other's houses. I mean those are more winsome. For All. For All of us to remember at least accidentally bumped into each other. Good to chat with you. Hank and congrats on the Brock Meyer run. congrats on all of that man. I remember when you first were doing that around the poker table like. Using that voice around the poker table, and now bringing it from the funnier die video to I've see now the final season on Hulu. CONGRATS and all that. I. It was truly workshops around the card table. Wait. We, we We got one hundred on rotten tomatoes every year, but one. We only got one bad review in in all four year. One. Person WHO's a person that person I I remember who it is because you remember the bad ones Verne gay from Newsday. I don't know what what was eating him that day, but he was the one person out of like. Forty some odd. gave the show Dash. Hold a grudge or anything not like you know, it's not like. He should be worried when every time he starts his car or anything like that well the final season, the Hulu on Hulu. Food Seasons maybe shameless won't three right now. Available on Hulu Benjamin definitely two minutes per eight episodes, plus you can. That's one quarantine afternoon. Okay, you can just. Throw them all and then season for drops. Tomorrow tomorrow fantastic well. CONGRATS on all that. Do Want, and you ask the poll question. Hank here Christopher, asking the. Question Yeah Natural. Really, unit even stutter the natural. Why why? I love that movie. That's one of those movies nowadays in my favorite baseball movie, but it's one of the movies that goes in my Pantheon of if it's on, I will watch it to the end. Remote Drummond remote trump doesn't matter where it is. It doesn't matter it, 'cause. You know Goodfellas is up there with me and that front the fugitive is another one of those movies where it doesn't matter. You're going to drop. The wrote the naturals that way for you. Yes I good fouls. Yes, Godfather wanted to. Yes, if it's on, I must watch it, but you know. Here's a I asked this. On twitter the other day. As a certain great movies, we'll all watch if they're on just like those are good movies. Is there any horrible movie that if it's on you? I have to really bad movies that if they're on, I will have the floor hang. What are you have? cocktail. And then the the granddaddy of them all is roadhouse roadhouse. I was going to say they were both on over the weekend. Is that right you? Know I I didn't even know that I. Just actually have a poster of Roadhouse I'm looking at it right? In front of me is is my buddy. Already gave me the painting. You know from Goodfellas, one dog and his saying only. Blocking. You have that painting. Then if I looked to my left the poster of Roadhouse, those the two in my office. Oh my gosh, because we were discussing that roadhouse 'cause I had mentioned I have never seen. Hank wrote House of credits to credits. I've always dropped in sitting here and there I can't. I can't dry. I actually pick up the remote after a while. I can't get through it. I just can't. Go on the opposite. My God I. Can't I've seen it I doesn't have. Got I love you. Know why it's. It's terrible Pfizer, fun the A. Pfizer funding music is fine. jocularly. Do a lot of good Blues Music in. And it's just so bad. It's good. It's just so horrible. Bengals are during this crazy over the top billing and Sam Elliott. Hitting in the. Urge, doesn't it? It's just fantastic. I don't know my gosh. What are you? What don't you like about cocktail? I love card cocktails on Amazon. It's just a bad. I consider it a bad movie, but Not a second of it is believable. Bartenders take over the world I. Don't understand. What Barack they're flipping the drinks around as they as they make cocktail, they're Jackley. It's fun I. Love I think I. Enjoy watching the screenwriter really strange like how is the bartender GonNa matter in the world? The next ten pages script. I know what what has. What's the most? You had to rehearse something like similar to flipping something up in the air for any of the rules that you've done. Easily I wonder and mystery men when I played the Blue Rajaa. I had to actually learn some sleight of hand with four making sports appear what here. Yeah I actually learned some pork sleight of hand. You know what I forgot I forgot about mystery men, so you've been in two films with the word mystery in in the title that and mystery LASCA. They almost came out concurrently, and they were part of a triple play. That nearly ended my career. Failure hat trick. Herman's hermits head. Herman's head now. That was early days that was on the way up. That was break that you know GonNa. Be Working. What was that? The, three big breaks I got it all went into the toilet almost concurrently mystery, Alaska, mystery, men and Godzilla. Watt. The Matthew Broderick version. My Gosh. Anka's area. Maybe people dropping their remotes, because it's too good of a bad movie mystery Alaska. I like that movie hank. Neither Michigan both actually all three are not bad at all. Mystery men's. You're very fun. Movie didn't do very well at the box office. Michelle askins a perfectly fine movie. And got. Joe Is not as bad as people make it out. All well thankfully, it's all worked out well for you hank. From that you've done also the simpsons is in season. Three thousand correct is what it is. Thirty two. We actually just just. We just read our seven hundred episodes on. Episodes that is absolutely in seen. Nothing gets seven hundred nothing. That's totally crazy well and now IFC Brock Meyer. The fourth season available on Hulu just we're all seasons one through three Is it possible that I could get Is, it possible I could get brock, Meyer on the phone, is he? Is He there? Hank is Brock Meyer there to help us work through a lot of the issues with with baseball, because in in in the fourth season that drops on Hulu on Tuesday Brock Meyer comes commissioner of Baseball. In that season, correct, he don't That's that's the future can meet man, but we take. I almost think it might happen. We were so pre cognitive in four. From the pandemic to the pandemic to to the disputed land, so the riots to heap to baseball, going the way almost I mean we'd like called it it. It's really almost a little freaky. And there's a couple of predictions remake like Joel wrote. An amazing episode of the season is about how a a really credible, almost like black mirror kind of storyline where Alexa type you know, operating system pretty much takes over. And it's really funny and really believable. I think but yeah, so Let me see if I can yeah. Would you mind the great? Elmer? Fudd once said just tries to. He's a while and here someplace. So, let me. Just to see if he's there. And by by you know, also give me time to pull up the you know the funny thing. Chief Jim. Johnson Jim. Jim It's been too long. Magma, dear, friend, my dear. Challenged friends, which is, how are you? It's good to chat with you again. Jim As you know, I've been a big fan of yours for a long time, and it's just really great to see how everything's worked out for you. In the end you were there at the beginning of you did our original short on on Funnier, Dad and then I got my big Greek. Nobody else would touch me. This misuse employed. You're talking. Your. NFL show. Went on there yes. Oh! Thank you I owe it all to use the same way that you know. John Travolta is to to Quentin Tarantino I'm. Indebted to use. My I appreciate that Jim I'll take that as a compliment So what? What do you think of the current? Major League Baseball Negotiations Jim. I gotta hand it to them. Be You have to because watching these contract negotiations? It's just highlighted. League baseball is very good at the because what says baseball more than a boring and unproductive back and forth. I mean. How is it that they have managed to remind everybody in America about the worst aspects of baseball, while simultaneously not playing a single game, absolutely unbelievable. Whose whose. You know whose fault is it Jim? Do you think it's the owners of the players? What do you? Where do you place the blame here? I just. I just want the whole charade negotiations to just go away and be done. because. I'm quite interested in how fifty game season would play out. It's such a small amount, a amount of gain this but I think the team that will benefit the most with horrible owners. We'd be the New York mets. Because, they usually usually the get your hopes up and then collapsed, but with fifty games no ten to collapse. hoped the hopes up. So. Fifty Games you could just you could just get it all out of the way what you're saying. Jim for the mets. For the mets yeah, but that would be really surreal. Seeing that I mean I would like to see it personally 'cause I. Mean Somebody's GonNa, win five games and get the Cy Young, award you. I WanNa see that I. WanNa see mookie Betts win. The dodgers world series, but have no fans to see it, and I wanna see that. And I can't wait to see a pitcher properly sanitizer baseball. Right before throwing it the head of an astros better, I WANNA be. Broadcasting Legend Jim Brock Meyer kind enough to hop on the phone here in advance of Brock Meyer on IFC hitting starting on Tuesday just like all the three previous seasons. What, but maybe they'll be crowd. Noise pumped into a stadium right. Isn't that a possibility? Janice possible I I'm excited to see that two games without fans in the stands. There are quite like if you if you do pipe in that crowd noise, so it sounds like a normal game. I'm afraid of the sounds that we'd be played in Boston. I think reporting of the fans at fenway when they the same. Kinda disclaimer. They'RE GONNA get to gone with the wind box. Just like this reporting from a different time, people didn't know. Months Ago Prese givers. GonNa make it authentic. Jim Brock Mar Man Oh man look man? I'm just thrilled again. What's happened FOR YOU and and I know this may be something. You weren't planning on talking about, but you and Musburger. Have you buried the hatchet, or is that still despite everything that's gone down and your and your journey as a human that we've all seen play out the four seasons of Brock Mar, or are you in on musburger still on the feuding from all those years? Amid Chazan very difficult to bury the hatchet. With a man who thought it was funny to Poop in your hotel. Not. Episode that he He He was true. In season for we, we kinda flash forward twelve years into the future. And I as you say Brock, Myers Commissioner baseball he finally gets inducted into the hall of fame, and he's having a little bit of difficulty. finding someone to give his intro speed. Yes, scrambling around looking at the guest list. To See there that day. And he goes down. He's like Oh, no can ask him musburger. He proved in bed. Is in Soda Laboratory and SORTA Dan Patrick boy. This list is irregular. Who piddle Putin. Brought my so I guess over the next twelve years. You will go on June grab. Something to look forward to can come forward to that Jim I can really do. I think the idea was shown as an after and I. Hope you know as for a long time, but after rent musburger passes, it becomes a way to honor his memory poop in my bed. Well Jim congrats on the show. You hopping on. Would you put hank back on the phone for a quick second so I could say a proper. Goodbye him, Jim. Yeah I mean if you want to talk to him using bombing, but you're. Rich Apply I, hope I hope you might be. It really was great. hope you didn't mind. Me asking just specifically to have Jim on the phone like that. Listen I'm I'm quite used to listen I used to be married to Helen Hunt. I'm used to somebody else. Taking the lead to being the star of the family used to well I. Don't know if you wear this hank, but we want down this day in history To See what to talk about, and that's what led to our poll question. It was thirty two years ago. today that Bull Durham was in theaters for the first time. WHOSE BIRTHDAY is today? A Hey, hey, hey. Helen Hunt's birthday today. I I must have that must be buried deep in the recesses of my subconscious. I'm just glad I went there. I you're. Doing brought her up. Along with hold on. She there. She. Has An answer every twenty years. Something definitely wrong. Oddly enough. My espy's invite now. Let me ask you a question. While the naturals, my favorite baseball movies. What is your favorite sports move? I have a definitive favorite sports. A lot over the last few weeks. It's hoosiers and the tutors I totally agree and well. Here's the issue is we had the director? Of hoosiers and Rudy on David on-spot, because he heard me slag on Rudy, calling it a pure fiction, and that never has the word based in based on a true story done more heavy lifting. He came on and said No. Compared to other sports movies. It's like a Ken Burns documentary. And then proceeded to tell Hank how hoosiers other than the fact that the. The the school Hickory had won a championship that the writer Angela Pitso visited the town and said it's such a boring story. Nothing happened. We can't do the movie. The whole thing's made up everything about it. Is made up is what he said. I don't care. They made it up well, and how about this one? How about this one? This is the thing that really guided me. I asked him if he had a twist. Hackman's arm to make the movie. He, said that Hackman was. What he did, he use the word difficult because it was his first movie David on Spa Yeah Hackman. Pacman was so not into the film. That you remember the montage when Hickory starts winning. And you see the see you see what the the music and everything's going well and you see the character played by Dennis Hopper. Laughing and slapping his knee. You remember that he said that he learned two years before hopper hopper told him what hoppers laughing at is Hackman saying to him off camera. I hope you've invested well because once. This movie comes out. We're never going to have a career anymore. You know. There's so many stories like that. You know that Burt Reynolds. was going to fire his agents after he saw a cut of Laghi nine. No Remedies like I'm firing. Everyone who works for me? Anyway age watching the finished product now like I will. This is an abomination. How do these people let me do? Boogie he was nominated for I know. In fact, he left the set of mystery Alaska to go to that Academy Awards right high. School like an abridged version of that story. Oh boy. You know I know because now dishonoring man's memory. Let's say he was very very very very cranky that night. Shy about it. Man Hank you're the you're the best Best Kate? And your whole family and we'll chat soon. Take Care Great to talk to you that Henry's area that's hank is. The greatest the Beth at hankers area on both twitter and instagram checkout again on Hulu. Brock Meyer would say seasons one through now soon to be four, eight, four, four, two four Richmond we come back. Let's dial up the director. Of Bull Durham Ron Shelton. On. Here we go. Here's Musburger Brock Mar from our history right here on the richeisenshow. Let's get all I'm sorry, mom on. Brent Musburger and the the Brock Meyer legendary smackdown. We learned about years ago. Remember learn about that on our podcast day years ago. hold on a second. Let me get Ron Shelton's number to call screeners will. Pronunciation of Kent. Herbeck can tell her better. Okay, we go. What is going on with you, Jim Brock, Meyer, Brent Musburger musburger face. Red Mas Mas. Musburger is a P. U N K punk. The man is a thief. K, Brent. Musburger is a thief also stole my line loans. This is for all the toasty does that's what I always Yael? Inside of. Now I have to yell out ruffles averages. It's it's not the same thing. Musburger responded the old Buchmeier, or whatever so your pathetic performance on the Eisen show. Your ex whispered to me. You always screamed for all the toes-to-toes prematurely, so hank responded moments ago. Telling Musburger WHO's number one bomb how how to broker the Peace Obama? Once famously had a beer summit between the policemen and Henry Louis Gates. I think that they need to meet not only over a six pack, but a gigantic bowl of tostitos. and. This thing out is brought musburger. How are you Brent on show? Proud of you guys for crying to help resurrect little. Brick Myers career. I don't know the problem he says it. You stole all the toes-to-toes from him. Print is that. Is that true or talk about? Really interesting projects we started these. In Las Vegas. Brick MYRA was having trouble getting jobs so. General Manager Interview Meyer. Keep about your. PRETEEN! And our boy Gimme meet dot that that was to hookers within a Morristown. Best. He's so delusional and. Let him go added. Do. You Own or rent your home. Sure you do and I bet it can be hard work. You know what's easy bundling policies with GEICO. GEICO makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing, too, because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to GEICO DOT. com, get a quote and see how much you could save. It's gyco easy visit. GEICO DOT com today. That's Geiko Dot. Com G. I. C., O. DOT, com. podcast one is how you can get our podcast every single day, and what a fun show! This has been Tom Verduci Jay Bilas. Christine's and we just hung out with Hanka Zahra and We've been talking all day long. Bull Durham because it was. Was it thirty two years ago today? Nineteen eighty. Wow I hit a theater. One of the greatest movies of all time period I'm not just saying that because he's on the phone minute enough to call in, and he's one of the favorite people that my wife and I have met here in Los, Angeles, but He's director of Bull Durham and other great films He. Is none other than Ron Shelton. How're you Ron? I'm glad you called Mitch? Because I can stop watching the Nebraska State Cornel Championship for the fourth. How does it turn out? Ron, I don't mind it being spoiled. How does it turn out? That guy bits the other guy. Guys. I Guess Happy Anniversary Ron Thirty two years ago today. I didn't know it's pretty frightening that it was that long. Wear just trying to. No idea that the movie would be received the way it has been and. You know you just. It was my first movie as a director. Just hope somebody goes to the theater, so you can get another job and. So, it really was a glorious shock how it was. Hello well play. When did you first realize it was going to? He had a hit on your hands. Ron. Well the reviews were great, and you never quite know. It didn't test all that well, which is. Strange because audiences laughed and cheered and then. And then wrote on the cards forty seven as I can make it better. So, we weren't sure, but it did great out of the box, and it just kind of chugged along all summer so. After the second week in when people kept going it didn't it didn't go down. we thought we were in good shape. Now did everyone you want to be cast in the roles? Get the get the gigs or somebody that That you you wanted that didn't make it or vice versa. No we got everybody was a long process. I had Kevin. Because I showed him the script and he was on board and. every woman forty did a great audition for Anti. it was amazing, and then we. When Susan. Got The part and was you know couldn't imagine anybody else, but. The nuclear lose part was hard to cast to be honest because. A Lotta guys look like young versions of Kevin, and you couldn't have young and older Kevin, so we had to find somebody who was competing and and love a bolt and goofy. And You know Tim had never been in a movie he'd actually been in Howard the duck, but he didn't tell us remember. That was the biggest flop. He told us he'd never been in a show. Okay now. We had Tom for duty on before Ron. The baseball reporter overheard US talking about this. He said the current braves manager. Lent his. Glove as his catcher's meant for Kevin in this film. Is that a true story? I never heard that one before. snigger yeah, Net Korea. SNICKER, there was a bunch of guys. Grady little with the manager of the actual Durham. Bulls we came into shoot. Right out to the season's over. And he was just a guy like crash Davis at the end of our movie grinding out. And, so I met him and I said. Can you find some minor? League ballplayers and college ball players who are needing. A couple of months of work and run the baseball and so grady little round the baseball. For us long before he became the manager of the dodgers in talks and something around, and maybe the minor leagues. 'cause that was a braves organization. Durham in those days. And Yeah, he somehow we got his glove. I I. I've stayed in touch with SNIP bullet years and. So it's in this case, he's not lying. Gosh. Oh Wow so. What what would you consider the best baseball movie of all time? Ron. I. Is Pretty tough base. One movies are original bad news bears. Be Honest. And then later I coach, little league and discover to be we really way too much like well dramatic. Tumbler to in the DUGOUT is you're saying? They. The League put an ankle bracelet around the our my girl, bieber. Told me good. Come out of the DUGOUT. SH-. So. I finally retired when myself got old enough I could. Freedom from my. Father. But. You look bad news bears anything else because the other ones that we chose. you know I mean I think there's good things about a lot of sports. Movies are like are. are kind of been around for Web Hustler is is one of my top movies the. Movie if that Florence Movie. There's a great boxing movie that very few people have seen by the fat city. It introduced. A guy named Jeff Bridges. and. It's kind of the lower rungs of boxing. Anybody you find it on Netflix city. This sporting life is. English rugby movie with Richard Harris that just kills me every time you going deep here on. That's deep, okay? For me to watch for gotTA. Critical I bet I. Bet you I bet you are well. Hoosiers is is up there for me. I love. You know we had David Ons spa the other day talking about hoosiers and Rudy. What's real and what's not and I? Guess that's what makes a great sports movie of what you're describing certainly with Bull Durham is to what's real, and it just feels so real when you watch this. It's like you're watching. Behind the scenes just as a an in a comedy in a love story form, it's it's it's it stands at time before, but you know I. I can't. Filmmaker can't compete with television and he's a fool to try because television. Sports television is just. off the charts and seventeen cameras and Replay from seventeen angles and And you can't do that and what? What what I can do is I can put my one camera. All the places though seventeen cameras can't go. And that's all they tried to go on the bus trips. Go the Hong locked or go to the shower. Going apartment with a guy and the girl or doing whatever they're doing. Get the manager's office and And that's I can. I can go where TV camp and that's where I live. I last one for Iran. If you could make a sequel for any of your sports movies, which one would you endeavor? Which one would you do it for? I'm trying. I'm trying to make a movie about a former. Major League Baseball Star. Who tries to. Make It on the golf tour. the way that guys like Mike Schmidt and bench. Okay guys do Schmoldt. And, it would sort of be the end of the Bull Durham ten. Cup Trilogy. You're not. You're not joking. This is what you're trying to do right now. I tell. Kevin? Costner wants to do it. Where You know putting it together. It takes a little while 'cause. chewed does because it's not a marvel comic book. I love you rod you are. You are the best thanks for the call. I would see that by the way all of us were just we all sat straight up chairs everyone. Yeah we would do it. And Out of your br bride right back at you, thank you, that's that's great, Ron Shelton you bet. My Gosh. Right amazing. Costner Shelton together. Let's do it. Let's do it. WE'RE GOING TO TOWER Fantastic sounds great. That sounds like a great movie. Bull Durham thirty two years ago today. Like I said you could. You could argue what Ron's best sports movie is. White men can't jump. Ten caught up and boulder. I think it's bull. Durham. Mikey in Norfolk Virginia. Let's sneak in this last phone. Call. It's Mikey. Hi My Name's Mikey and I like to ask about wide Barry. Bonds still holds the record for the most home runs. How old are you, Mikey? I'm eleven. And you WANNA know why why. Why do you want to know that? What what do you mean by that? Why does he still do you think he should? He should not have the the record is what you're saying. Because he used steroids, okay, and and Who where'd you learn about this? Center and. Sports okay so I think he still does because nobody's ever proved it Mike. That's why. Do you think he hasn't admitted it. Do you think he should not have the record? I don't know. Okay. And who? What's your favorite baseball team like? I like the national. Okay well, then, congratulations. You enjoyed watching that world series last year I. Bet Right. Walk okay well. Thanks for holding on for as long as you did and appreciate your call. Please call back Mikey. All right you got it. You better. Thank you Mike of America. I, love it, my name's Mikey. I mean when we were kids, mikey cereal. Cereal! Mike Hicks now. mikey liked life lane. mikey likes. Needed off estimate and there was a scurrilous rumour involving prox- years later. The pauperize Stop Okay Mikey could be listening that. Yes, but the one I'm referring to is now probably my age. Having your own Mikey who wants sports to be clean. Let's do it for him. Fodder poll results over Christopher would he got a major league wins this one guy forty-two percent about that. You didn't even want it in their. You didn't even want it why it's Karen methods. Thanks for taking in this show. We appreciate all our guests joining us today we will be back at noon eastern tomorrow on NBC Esn. Still When everybody's afraid the best way to deal with it is by coming together. It's certainly seems a lot bigger than anything. We've seen. In, my lifetime, and the combination of the protests and looting and the pandemic, all these things combined together to make for really uncertain times. When people are uncertain about their future. That's why people rebel. Martin Luther King said rioting is the voice of the unheard and the only surprises that it's taken this long Kapernick did even bring the focus to himself, you know he just happened to be taking a knee and somebody caught him with a folk him. What would you have done in that moment? If that time? If he were your player, would you? How would you handle that but hug him? Yeah, absolutely. If you were president. Improve race relations on hug. A few people you know on walkout there and listen you know. Take Advice. One thing I had all the units. This piece you wrote dear white people were the ones that need to change. This is probably controversial I would imagine he gets a blowback for something like that. People fell out with calling them out as racist which I wasn't doing in order for things to change. Then people need to take measures and understand be very aware about what's going on with them. And how people are living their lives. A lot of people don't seem to. To have much to look forward to right now. What do you think we should be looking forward to? As a nation I mean look, there's no better time ever to start a business right now. Because all businesses are effectively going through a recent, and so there's a lot of advantages and with the protests and the riots that gives us just one in clean a hope that maybe we'll make progress maybe this time we'll listen. 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He's just trying to get a lot of information and right now he is merely thirty seven thirty seven and one and we're thirty five and thirty eight and one. We are right behind him. We have lost two seasons one barely. And we've won one season. He's in by blowout. So Jim Brock Myers on a hot streak. Even though that hot street includes going two and three last week we'll take it wins a win. He beat Colin Coward However Earn You beat Colin cowherd you return season. Four of Brock Myers set for April. Twenty twenty you can catch up on Brock Meyer on the IFC IFC dot com or you can binge it on Hulu. It is worth your time. It is a fun. Show your listener of this show You will like that show. Brock Mayer is a major league announcer. Who was disgraced? Went to the minor leagues is now back in the major leagues Did a lot of drugs does a lot of drugs. Drinks drinks hard and we love him. So Brock Myers with us now on. ESPN radio Thank you for joining us Jim We appreciate this hot streak that you're on well. Yeah it's kind of a lame hot streak but I'll take getting Kinda hot streak acts get Kinda rough story about the guy with the genitals there. I guess you know it's your character. Though my my genitals half empty or a handful I wanNA and a half looks at this point and you help us bury cowherd we need to finish cowherd off. We just need one good week from you. We haven't. I've been doing this for a while. We haven't talked about cowards at all. And how this is all in the context of him. When when I found out I was two and three last week? I I was sure that was eliminated but the lesson. There is never overestimate Colin cowherd. I would I don't I don't watch common much is his hair grey again or is still dyed orange. Why did it stop being dyed orange? I missed that was just a seasonal thing was that I'm looking Spice Cowherd D. Red and green for Christmas candy cane head. What's going on over there? Being Very Hard on Colin holidays must be tough time for him given how much she looks like an Elf on the shelf going through a divorce other shelters going through a weird weird gotta give him credit though. I must give the man credit it. I think it's perfect. that he calls his weekly the NFL. Fix The blazoned five. Because anti making those bets. It's basically setting money on fire but bitter though on where I'm going on like this is not watching my show Brockman. He will watch. It really won't which I do feel slightly offended offended by. I've said to him personally and in weird notes have left them. Just give it five minute. I say this to your audience to give five minute the first five minutes or the pilot. If you don't laugh out loud you can turn it off. And he just won't watch it. I understand he's busy manager job and a family. They also have to make sure that he's the court ordered. It's five hundred feet away from Baker Mayfield at all times but anyway all right thank you forgive me that a cow or rose really. Oh you're welcome. We were having to give it to you. These lines are provided by Caesar's. Let's do this with brock. Myer where we picked games. We need a big week. Out of Brock Doc Meyer. WHO won a couple of weeks ago? We need another big week. This time for celebrity prognosticator swing some money. Buffalo is at New England. New England is minus six and a half who got well. Buffalo is the team that Patriots should. It take can't believe how stupid it was. They tape the bengals stupid suspiciously but the point that I'm going full conspiracy theory here anyway. This this dubbing cheating scandal was actually a vehicle for more complicated cheating against Buffalo. The same cheated in a game. We're GONNA win against the Bengals went. Oh no you got us. Moorland the guard down. Drone getting is only logical explanation. We'll pay off on picking the Patriots Rams at San Francisco San Francisco minus six and a half and home moody have well. The rams have absolutely no hope left not gonNA make the playoffs. Utilise variably traded away so many draft picks for the next several years years by the time the rams draft and good player again. The oceans have risen and swatter Los Angeles not exist anymore and La notice that either. Yeah you fan. The team could be actually drowning more than half the people in the stadium balloons for the water I am going to. Ah Liens the Tennessee. Plus plus three at home. But you got. I know that drew brees his record. Breaking game on Monday was very impressive. I think it's more impressive that the tightened missed more than half their field. Goals this you. What an achievement achievement that is not the eighty eighty time of people knew how to kick forget drew? BREES got the record that I'm rooting Out this whole game is just tighten trying to kick field goal after field goal repeated. They don't getting them off of Mike Fables Mustache thinking the saints I am. I am stunned. That brought brought Meyer his brother's information that I did not know that great field goal analysis from Brock. Meyer Pittsburgh at the New York jets New York jets plus three who you got duck. Hodges Did Not look good last week. The steelers but I'm still a fan of his. I already got his nickname. Because he goes duck hunting ping boy. I would personally love to go hunting with duck. Hodges just to watch him shooting duck and then watching dear indestructible back for. Ah I don't know if it's possible to lose it hunting but I think that he would salon Dallas at Philadelphia Philadelphia Plus Two. When a half who do you have well? I love hearing that. The cowboys credited their win last week to Jason Garrett giving stirring motivational speech I for one. I'm not surprised that he's a gifted speaker. Given that every week this man goes into Jerry Jones Office and somehow talks his way out of being fired ray impressive or toys Russell. Scale have job coaching the team. That wins the Coin Toss and somehow still loses clearly uh-huh reincarnated. I think the cowboys will win again because in garrison because they are playing the evil all of the lines provided Vita Bhai Caesar's and what we're telling you is that season four of brock. Meyer it's for you. It is set to return April. Twenty twenty you can catch up on Brock Meyer. IFC The APP. I have seen DOT com. or You could binge it on Hulu thank you Jim. Enjoy the holidays sir. Try not to drink too much eggnog. I will try not to but Boy I love booze The starbucks holiday drinks. Don't you check the calories of those the one winter. Doing a lot of eggnog loyalties. I gained like twelve towns. Like four thousand calories warning careless news. Thank you I appreciate that. 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I am MMA unfamiliar with all of the details of this movie but I think it has something to do with someone stealing something championship related from the Kevin Garnett Celtics team and so- Kevin Garnett is in an Adam Sandler movie and they are doing interviews all over the place and if you're not familiar with Kevin Garnett's career trajectory Kevin Garnett was almost the first evolution of the sport to a guy who was six eleven hugely athletic. Could Guard people coming in over half court. No matter what position. They played He was the first of these certain one of the first of these extraterrestrials. Who could play basketball? Not like a seven footer. Not like a seven footer. That you had seen before didn't win. Anything was the the best player in Minnesota was sort of Kevin love ish putting up enormous numbers with Stefan Marberry One western conference final. I think would Sam Cassell and And then went to Boston. Because Danny Age and Kevin McKell or friends next thing you know you've got Kevin Garnett joining Ray Island Paul Pierce in Boston and they win one championship and that team has squeezed more out of that one championship than any one championship. Winning team in the history of won championships. Like they are the Piston Chauncey billips Pistons. But they think they're better then the Chauncey billips pistons because they went to another final lost in seven games to Kobe Bryant. Who went six for twenty four from the field the and they lost a game seven because Ron tests made a three late as they think about they lost because of Meta world peace they lost to better world peace man a world peace who had changes ages name changes attitude and thanked his therapist in the post game press conference forgetting him mentally healed wasn't he just walking on his uniform for like four days afterward decree free time that was it was? It was a special time so so Garnett though is still prickly about all of the Lebron James Stuff because Lebron James formed a super super team to beat their super team and here he is Kevin Garnett on the ringer. Talking to Bill Simmons With Adam Sandler About those teams and other do things two thousand twelve famous season. That's commemorate in this movie to two at Miami Game Five win in Miami and they're talking all kinds Break Lebron at this point We broke Lebron in game five. So get your Datta here with. They don't understand how you got the Miami Bill. Had I not bringing that up I was talking to the media. uh-huh in the League knew that they have an agenda in which we weren't part of the agenda. You understand Ed. That's how they ended up winning at sears. Said do you think you've pushed Lebron too far. You're in game five puts his games. Melissa say something to seize. We didn't give about Lebron. We didn't feel the Brian. We didn't think that he can beat all five of US NASA. That's how I felt. He was trying to consolidate because he didn't want the pressure on him. But we weren't part of the agenda. The agenda was Miami. Wasn't going to Miami to be like Cleveland. I'm San Ed. That's sensitive to all of us. That's a lot of people. Think that sports. If you had way Chris Bosh in the Ron over in his corner you had me Ta. I'm just making these names are making Paul Rhonda right here. It'd be a whistle and it'll be cool have respect but it won't be any life Fatma's ain't gonNA relate to fail me and won't be none of. Aw No it's real but it's Kodo. It's a mutual understanding we respect for each other but everybody knows that that's in that we go all star Games. Wow I I lost two point. Two percent of my respect for Kevin Garnett saying some of the things that he said there that forget what Lebron James did in that game. Six the very next game after. Ah The game five which is one of the most pressurized games. We've seen. He goes into Boston. And I'm telling you it's one of the weakest things I've ever heard from a great great athlete him saying that there was an agenda involved with what it is that we witness in game six. If any of you remember what what were the final numbers. Wasn't it forty. If I wasn't a triple double with forty five or something like that. It was pretty damn close to it. I remember it is six hundred points that sort of how I remember. It also doesn't count because Lebron had to to make super team to beat Kevin Garnett super team so does out. So that's his point right. He broke them in two thousand and ten forced about Cleveland and he had to go to Miami to team up with weight Imbashi so we could beat them but didn't Kevin Guard to the same exact thing but he did. He got traded right like extensively. It wasn't him doing it through free agency. Forty five fifteen and five and didn't get a lot of help from that super team and it was around him as I recall there wasn't you wanted it wasn't there wasn't a lot of help speaking of which I want you to just take a look. I want you to call up for me as we head down this conversation last night last night Saint Mary's Arizona State College Basketball Game. You'll see see why I'm asking you to do this. Wait the only guy in double figures seventeen. Nobody else cracked double figures. Yeah that that loses the agenda talk loses loses some of the steam. When that what you're talking about I can't believe I went from Lebron and Kevin Garnett to Arizona State and Saint Mary's but wait 'til STU got gets to this box score from last night? It's hard to find a saint. Mary's box go. I'm getting there though. Okay all you gotta do check through the news you gotta go. All you gotTa do is Google search through the news Saint Mary's I'm assuming at Saint Mary I'm there I'm I'm there. I have just arrived at Saint. Mary's Arizona State Click on box score. I'm doing it right now. Okay and where are what are you learning as you click on this saint. Mary's Arizona State box score many of you were asleep last night when this happened. What I'm learning being is Arizona state laws by forty points that is correct They lost by forty points they scored. How many fifty six now go to the Arizona state portion one of the box score? And what do you see when you see. Go ahead tell the audience audience. You can feel free to tell the audience what you see. How many points at Arizona State Score? They scored fifty six points. Forty three were scored by one person. That's that's right well. How many many shots did he take? What was the? What was the total number of Maine shots and missed shot? He he took twenty nine shots. He made eighteen three of their starters at zero points. He didn't even start this game. A six out of the year problems. 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I'm looking at pictures now. I recognize him. And he's in a new net flicks movie. He makes interesting choices. Good choices uses marriage story But he was doing an interview with Terry Gross. Terry gross is as good as anyone who has ever in the media done these interviews and and because she played a clip from marriage story. He stormed out of the room and never return. Because he's got a phobia about watching himself. during Star Wars the force awakens. He was He was feeling nauseous. During the premiere he hid in a green gene room during a black landsman during a screening of black Klansman. Now we've talked to some actors actually quite a few right just recently. Christopher from the Sopranos on Os and Gene Hackman has told us that they simply don't watch the things that they make because there are two critical of themselves when they watch everything from their appearance to How they could have acted something out better? But how ill-suited are you for celebrity and in this business if you've got a phobia about your clips playing in a way that wild promoting something you leave the interview never to returned because she merely played a clip. It's it's some of the strangest behavior you will see even in the world of method acting. It is weird. I'd be asking you to play play more. I mean I have no issues washing myself back. I was just GonNa say whatever the opposite of that fully end. We've got another episode of Stupidity. Eddie that is out but before we get to something. That's in that episode of Stupidity. I wanted I wanted to find out because I don't know I assume I know but I'm not totally assure house to God's feels about this we are headed into a magical treat surprise kind of weekend I imagine Stugatz is because there Saturday. NFL Football. Oh my God there's nothing like heaven. I gotTA holidays New Year's Eve first time off your hanging around and on Saturday you get a nice little treat and nothing says postseason. Football is right around the corner. Nothing like like Saturday football a tripleheader and have you seen this tripleheader. It's it's a lot of good games. Yeah it is an absolute doozy Chris. You're excited right. It's like Eddie wakeup Saturdays at Christmas. Early up a couple of gifts their football games. I'm really excited about it. We got bills PATS. I believe what else we got. Rams Forty niners and we got Houston Tampa Bay. Yes I mean the Texans buccaneers to kick things off seventy seven buccaneers. You'd never know what James is going to do. And I'm talking eight apply and then you've got the Texans and they're fighting with the titans. These are all big games. Saturday bonus football at a tripleheader teacher right into the night primetime James Amos could cement his MVP candidacy. He's got a chance. Billy wants to make James the MVP of fun now the MVP the League. He leads the League in passing. He has what's what does most second most touchdowns he has backward. Fifty are games. This guy's asleep or candidate for MVP. I'm taking right now. And he's going to be without a job at the end of the season which is really weird. I don't know that an every piece Eh. Ever been jobless after what happens if Bruce Arians cuts emily about what is going to sign him to be their starter. Someone is I have two. That's a good point. Did you love Saturday football growing up because college. Football's over now. Wait around for the balls right. I I will say this about what it is that we're embarking on a bonus football football on another day. I think all of us are here for that kind of action but the NFL has absolutely absolutely spoiled and entitled all of us who have the red zone channel because because one game doesn't move fast enough like it's it. I am thankful for the Saturday football. That were being given what I want. All three games played played at the same time and I want some of the teams to spill onto the field of the two others that are playing and I just WANNA bombardment. I Never WanNa see an injury. I never want to see a commercial marshall. I never want to see a time out. I mean you'll get that on Sunday. It's the holidays. You just slow things down and a little show by your fifty or being totally fair. That's how we used to do it. That's such a good idea. By Dan. They should stagger on by like a half hour so at one point we got all three of them but they end all different time with that right but then you're done at four in the afternoon as opposed to being done at midnight onset. You'll get that that power. Our wherever the Hell Scott. Hanson Co teaching. Our unless every routine plays doubleheaders every week. Oh it's not a bad idea. They'll Saturday Sunday you know. La's made him a day off just would have done it at least made a mistake and obviously it's too late for New York because they've had met life for a couple of years now but what Ellie should've done they have two teams now. They should have made their stadium extra wide and had two fields right next to each other and have both games going on at the exact exact same time. You're telling me that attendance would be an issue if you have two teams fans every well no four teams fan base every in La watching to ten. There's there's no because the Los Angeles Rams don't have any fans did you see that Arizona game the other day where all of Pittsburgh was in the Zona Stadium. There was nobody it was those those Pittsburgh fans travel well but the rams the rams and charges continue to play in stadiums filled with people who aren't fans of those teams. Wouldn't that be a great idea though you have the rams and you have the charges and they're both playing the exact same time onto fields right next to each other it would improve. It would make the stadium experience slightly more more like the televised experience. which is the better experience on Sunday? Are you separating. The Games withstands taken both games one ticket. Both Games Yeah good idea. You just have to figure out who the announcers talking about the in stadium. Experience as we've mentioned around here before isn't quite as much fun as it or as thorough as the home viewing experience. But when I give you these three games I'm not complaining about those three games. I give you that on Saturday when I get the NFL and it's a smart move by the NFL. I don't remember when they went to this exactly because they basically take advantage of the fact. They're like okay army navy. You can have that Saturday but we're coming to get the next one we're college football. Left it it for us and we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA just sprinkle a couple of our games over here. We're going to take all those television viewers to normally wouldn't be watching on Saturday. It's why why It seems inevitable stu gods and I cannot wait for whatever the permutation is. It seems inevitable that Amazon John is going to get into this game. Get into the game where they're televising games because they're already they're advertising all over the red zone channel there have been reports. What's the content people are going to try and also get into the football stuff and it makes me wonder how much this is all going to change in the coming years when we have have everybody everybody genuflecting at the knee of football because football football moves so many numbers in terms of viewers that that they will change this? This Saturday will be the most viewed television Saturday that we will have a while because yes the NFL's programming is always the tops. The top forty programs viewed in America. Most you know thirty thirty. Five of them and being football game cannot keep in mind. Amazon is it's showing Thursday night football. What Hannah Storm Andrea Clamp Kramer right? There's dreaming that so you say they're gonNa have a big evolution done well. That's what I was going to ask you because I feel like we've reached a point because I watch Thursday night football like Amazon prime or whatever I don't even know where I'm watching it just kind of turn it on and then I just searched for the game and I find it so like how valuable is it. If I don't know that I'm watching Amazon prime. I just know that I'm watching football. I don't know sometimes if I'm watching. CBS or Fox. Especially if it's on mute. I'm just watching football. December Saturday gains have been a part of the schedule every season since one thousand nine hundred seventy except for two thousand thirteen. That's fascinating and I don't understand it at all December Saturday. They've even taking Saturdays from college. Football since the seventies boy. This Saturday is the Saturday they start taking them. We'll have games this Saturday next Saturday because there is no college football. It's a great eight move by the NFL. You don't remember watching those giant Redskins on a Saturday four. I don't own amber Saturday football in my childhood. Not I think GRAMATICA got injured on a Saturday. Game the weird thing ability to remember. Why do you remember that jumped up and I remember I was like five something? It's Saturday. What's he joe? Don't do that. You're injured now. Well let me ask this question of you. Put this on the poll Antonio please do you ever forget about the Saturday games and run home do you. Do you ever forget that. The Games are Saturday. And you're like you gotta you gotta you gotTa get back to the House because Oh my God I missed six quarters of football. Not only that. You're shopping your Christmas shopping. Doing your thing you look at the clock wait a second bucks and titans kicking off. I need to go home. And it's like the London Games. The London game sneak up on you to turn on your television MS eight minutes jags Jackson problems. It's human nature to hate problems. But why is that after all problems inspire us to mend things. Bend things make things better. That's why so many people work with IBM on everything from city. Traffic to ocean plastic new schools to new energy flight delays to food safety. SMART LOVES PROBLEMS PLUMS IBM. Let's put smart to work visit. IBM DOT com slash. Smart to learn more Dr Lebatardshow. Your phasers diverse fed. I face to God's I don't respect twitter it's twitter with our show with two guys on. Espn Radio Oh. It's time to look at who is the best performer of the week. The one hundred and twentieth edition of army versus Navy was thoroughly dominated by the mid shipment admits this game as usual was dictated on the ground. There were seven passes. Attempted to one hundred and two rushing attempts by both teams as Navy quarterback chance war and had one pass attempt for one yard for a touchdown but it was the Naval Academy. That had the advantage on the ground and leading the way was Malcolm. Oh compare you carry the ball twenty nine time for three hundred and four yards two touchdowns but for both teams we thank you for your service by giving you the distinction of the best performers of the week brought by. At and T.. America's best network reminding you that networks like college football should never be just okay best network based just on Gw S. One score September. Two Thousand Nineteen Ghirma was right. The ERMO has very little historical sports information in his data bank but he just pulled it out of his for two thousand and one December fifteenth. It was indeed a Saturday a day when a GRAMATICA brother was a bill or Martine that I don't remember I think it was Martine Gramatica was Martina but of the famous kicking Gramatica like a family Injured himself jumping up and down. I believe it was on a first quarter field goal and tore a knee ligament and was out for the season cost his team for the remainder of that game. They did have a field goal giger and it's literally the only thing I remember about. All of the GRAMATICA confirmed first quarter. Now when you talk about it you could say it was a Saturday. It's also the only thing you remember all the Saturday Games there it is. Ah what a weird thing for you to remember billy. It's probably it's the weirdest thing that he ever just come out with and I'm like where did that you guys this is the thing around here. Go Okay every damn commercial break or on air. There's something his weirder than the thing that just happened. I can't even keep up with Stugatz. Just got done telling Ellen me. Before the microphones went on I had a dream last night of Colin cowherd. Meditating on a surfboard. Like that's he. It's just that. Right before the microphones. He's like I forgot to tell you I dream and I don't know if we have any dream analysts lists in the audience. It was weird and he was sitting in the ocean. Much like Patrick swayze in point break. Okay he was just sitting there. Calmness right meditating on surfboard. And then once he's meditating he gets up and he starts surfing and he serves into the shore and it takes them right into the Rose Bowl Basseterre. It's the oddest thing. I'm not joke. He still swim here. Like what is happening. Still unserved or gears. They dressed like for television. I know you had a bathing suit. It was he alone when alone. No he was completely alone. It was just. It was Colin. The surfboard and the ocean served straight into the Roosevelt. Ah So If you one more of Stu gods as weirdness a place that you can get it is to poverty. Another one just dropped. If you're not familiar STU gods had a Sunday morning morning. Show where he made quite the character out of a guy who is already a character. What can you tell the people about? Mikey Mikey see. Is One of our board ops back in Bristol. He's become a very a good friend. Me Chris Billy. The entire show's really grown to love. Mike he sees underutilized personnel. ESPN yes he also smokes a carton of cigarettes a day. Billy are you in disagreement. It seemed like you were or making a face at Mike. Just what you really should ask. Him is because he pitches all we're GONNA do a weekend observations reunion at least once a month so he basically has turned his old a podcast into his old show just because he wants to bring them all in and he's like no no it's a reunion you'll get plenty of time. And then they do all the work which you'll find out soon enough. The Mike did all the work for this podcast. And and so this podcast. What is what what? What is the work that you had him do this week? So Mike you see we have a segment with him where we send them out to a dumpster on the Bristol campus. He does a smoke oh break he brings people out there like Scott. Van Pelt has gone out to that dumpster with them and Mike is interviewed him while blowing smoke in his face. Because he's always smoking cigarettes and so what we had. Mike you see. He did this year. Is We sing Christmas. Carols by by a Bristol dumpster. You had him sing Christmas carols so if you are not depressed and lonely early enough during the holidays we now bring you board from Bristol. Who smokes way too much singing by a dumpster? Some Christmas Carols My my love sick. A drag smoke two packs. Day to Brag I need more nick scene. It's it's horrific on that's great. You could really hit those high notes connector. So this week's episode is more`soft. Oh Great. You did a best of. It's great now. Dunkin did a duet with every is fantastic so stupidity check it out. It just came out now roy who is feeling older everyday and I think this is universal for people in sports that you sort of can calendar your own an age by guys you saw growing up playing when you loved sports having kids who are now playing sports but Roy has never felt older than he did during during the break when very sadly he just said to me Frank Gore Juniors kid has enrolled at southern miss. And it's the first time you can remember an active athlete of any sort having a kid. But it's only Frank Gore has been in the league four yards at a time since one thousand nine hundred eighty two. He's not going it anyways. Thank you for your gorge. Juniors to put it on the poll Antonio is Frank George Junior to retire from football sooner than thank senior. I'm a loud and bold radio announcer. 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Dan Patrick

The Jim Brockmire Podcast

42:15 min | 2 months ago

Dan Patrick

"Hey folks welcome to the jim brock. Meyer podcast i'm your host former major league baseball announcer and the only non horse to receive a positive drug test at the kentucky derby. I'm jim brag meyer. I'm joined once again by my co host and producer sheena dot. Hey hey brock meyer. How have you been doing willoughby honest. I'm feeling fantastic. Really yes i feel a sense of hope and faith that has not been with me for years. I feel like i'm born again because tim tebow's career has been resurrected. My god you find that inspiring. Oh yes. I do. Because much tim tebow. I've been given so many opportunities in my career and add repeatedly shift the bid so from a logical perspective. There is no reason to give me another chance. It'd be just a foolish waste of everybody's time and money right. Yes and here's tibo suddenly becoming a tight end for the jacksonville jaguars. I mean if a multi sport failure lag him can still pursue his then. So can i. Yes so you think he's gonna do well jacksonville absolutely not let me be clear. No but he will cash some checks. And that's all i'm looking for honestly. I don't even myers expecting him to succeed. I think he's there just to be a media distraction to take some pressure off a trevor lawrence. But it doesn't matter of chevy throws five interceptions. The story of every game is going to be stuff like tim. Tebow sat on a new part of the bench this week. Film at eleven. That's right. I said film and eleven as if it was nine hundred. Eighty two gina employ. I see don't you think it's kind of insulting to the other guys who's roster spot. He's taking no no no. He's serving a purpose eighty. There's nothing in the rule book that says a team cannot hire a distraction right. It's the airbud. Excuse exactly tim tebow. He is air bud he is just a family. Friendly golden retriever. Who somehow plays every sport and is like all dogs. go into heaven but Any huddles enough about that. But i am just overjoyed to welcome my guest. Today he's the host of the dan patrick show on peacock you can follow them at at. Dp show on twitter. Boy that was a mouthful. And what the heck. I just said but you can do that. It's of course dan. Patrick welcome damn jimmy. Great to talk to you again. Always great to have you here. I gotta admit home a little bit. Be at our wires crossed little. I'm of course. I'm overjoyed you here as i said but i did think that we had booked danika. Patrick sh she didn't i. I ask danika patrick and you said we had danika patrick. What's the story jim. You said. Dan patrick say boy. I would tuned in for danika myself. I that would have been a great gift. Exactly i mean now that you are in but you know she's. She's a lot cuter than your dan. We once did a commercial at sportscenter where she was parking spots at said deep patrick out front of espn and she pulls up in one of a race cars. And then i have it towed. Because that's my parking spot at at sportscenter. That's very funny. I'm jealous because that's that's funnier than let's early. It's early in the game to make it up. Okay here we well. I was very to talk to us if you know mine. I'm asking you. The first question was going to ask her. Okay all right. Were you very upset. When things didn't work out romantically for you and aaron rodgers. Blame brian gouda kunst for this. The gm of the packers where he deserves blame for these. Yes and that's where it all went wrong with with him. I'm fine without aaron right now. In my life. I get you seem okay. Oh i got a siren. Yeah what's wrong with you for shitty question. Is that what they're probably add would be very well to serve. I mean all right so all right. The dp show is i mentioned was on twitter but it's also peak it's everywhere. Dp show you know. This is a if we can start the show now. Coincidentally i have announced several dp shows when i was working in a brothel in bangkok. Did you know that. I did not know that that's true. Now it's not the you know you. Dpi referring to right. Yes i do you do okay. Do you know what i'm talking to. I think everybody knows jim. Okay well not is not always apparent. I mean if you google dp doesn't come right up. Google dp you know dan. Patrick doesn't come up nor does that. It's actually it's displaced persons displaced. That's not the kind of show. I'm talking about at all. Okay no but google dp six. What comes up dp six yet. No that yeah that. Got it there right there. Yeah yeah the double the dump right. Dan do you want to tell us what. Tell the kids at home. What it is you wanna tell them i. It's not in my lexicon it's not in my vocabulary. I know i well. It's double penetration. You kids scoring at home or by yourself wherever you're scoring It's double penetration. What comes up do dp. Sports dp sports sedan come up. Then i'm getting the daily pennsylvanian. Wow so if you do dp sex. Double penetration comes up but dp sports. What is it a newspaper. Daily pennsylvanian so double penetration is a better publicist than you do. That's the moral of this story. Okay well those shows were very different. of course. there wasn't much sports. Talk on those shows. That i now nst bangkok not much talk at all. Really i don't even know that announcing is the right word for what i did. I was more like the guy who just goes on your mark get set go and then two men would run right out. Lady and the german tourists would cheer and everybody did have a great time though. Wasn't like your show but they did at one place and this true. They had your picture on the wall. I didn't ask. Why would you care to explain. Why your picture was on the wall to. Dp show in bangkok. Why do provide inspiration. I do attract men. So i that's all. I can probably offer on that topic. I have not been to bangkok. You do bring a big male audience doing. Maybe they had as much dp confusion as we did but Anyway to be honest with the end besides danika patrick thing. I'm of course you're here a bone to pick with you however because i've been hearing these ads all over the place for the dan. Patrick school sports caster. Yes now. that's a real thing right does it. Is you get your bachelor's degree in sportscaster. Yeah all right. I couldn't help but notice that you never approached me about being one of the professors. And i'm using that term loosely loosely. Lee handley. They use a lot of term literally that one so now what. What's what's up with that. Because you know i'm available ryan. I mean i'm doing a podcast. For christ's sakes clearly have much time on my hands. I'm desperate for money Two weeks away from starting onlyfans with that is we all know what that is aware of it. Yes a website where where people pay to watch get naked. Yeah it's like disney plus for human genitalia. But anyway why. Why didn't you ask me to do this. i did. I was under the impression you were pretty busy. And you weren't now. I was okay. I'm still under the impression you're pretty busy and probably won't be reaching out to you anytime soon but bill. Simmons wasn't busy. Because i saw you got him to teach. Yeah what were you thinking on that one. Because why would anybody pay money to get lectured by obnoxious boston. Sports fan when it's completely free just to pick a fight at a dunkin donuts so we thinking their odd seemed like the kids liked him. You know the students They were aware of all the positives that that bill has not possible. What class does bill teach. Does he teach how to talk out your ass without hurting me back because i could teach that. Yeah you gotta bend the hip kids class over. That'll be hundred seventy five dollars. I mean what is even do does he just ramble endlessly or their actual readings and handouts readings. He came down to the campus and interactive with the students. the campus. yeah. There's a campus. Wow have a ball team. We have an e sports team. Do really yeah. that's fantastic. Do you actually. Yes that's amazing. So what is what is his handout. Why didn't you have bill on him eventually. And i'll trash you to build this work. Fine i have to get this joke out. It's okay it's her me okay. So what's builds handout. Does he just give everybody a flow chart on how to make any topic about the eighty six six. Thank you everybody good died. I'm here almost every week. Right right. I got a little more on this. Dan not done. I do think. I could have been a very good teacher at your school. However because i have a lot of wisdom that i could impart the next generation telecasters if nothing else i teach how to properly called a home run ever seen a better setup to a bit than that was anybody better homerun collar than may i ask you. Yes who how much time do we have. Oh my goodness that's insulting. Who who was better. Would you say vince gully was better. Harry better okay. Jack buck jack. Buck show book put joe buck. How dare you yeah. That one hurt didn't it. That head jack book is one thing buck is like the gum bottom of my seat when broadcast i'll tell you what. Let a challenge. Now i'm gonna give you four a my favorite home run calls and you tell me which is your favorite and or if any of them have exceeded any legends. You mention jackboot. Joe stupid bug vin. Scully anybody okay. Ready all right here comes a few calls. Did that ball. Just get divorced from kardashian because that one is gonyea west. So there's one that ball's gotta be headed to the church of scientology because it is l. Gone hubbard oh my goodness. That ball just died and left an empty seat on the supreme court. It is ruth beta gowns berg. And finally oh my goodness that one must have late stage dementia because we can forget about it. It is gone old. Reagan wish she would danika. patrick I think those are all really really well done. Any of them exceeded Any of the greats you mentioned. yeah. I think you're a little better than joe buck. All right anyone you like the in particular gonyea west. Yeah the gun you west. Liza gonyea would. I liked that one. Yeah that's a good one. I like that. Yeah it's pretty woke to sick but honestly if anybody could slap their name on a school that it is you. You are such an influential figure in broadcasting boy. I look back fondly at the years. You're hosting sportscenter. But i have occasionally heard you talk about your time there and you see how it took years off your life and you were very exhausted when you did it and growing distant from your family. So here's my question. Why does hosting sportscenter sound so familiar to the experience of doing crystal meth. Why is well. I was working second shift. And your kids aren't up when you're at home. They're gone to school when you leave. So that can be a little disruptive and Second shift isn't isn't for everybody. Know just trying to get acclimated to those hours and you know live tv late at night and i don't so and of course you know probably put too much importance on something. That shouldn't have had that much importance. But i did so now survived. I'm a martyr ms sportscenter martyr. Hey you left the mothership. And as i do you know you're were young and you're you you're making a name for yourself. You put the work in and get it. You know it was like ruining your life with a high of it was just. It was a resistible much crystal meth. Not many people leave. Espn on their own. But i did. Yeah now you did. One of the few and i survived. Yeah your friend rich. Eisen yes i heard you talk to rich eisen. Oh i did. Yeah i gave him a talking to hear you. Roughed up rich eisen. I was less sexual with rich. I'm not sure why take it as a compliment. That much more sexual today. I think it's my voice that you find alluring. I think that you think things when you hear my voice. I think you're right in right now. No pants on by the way just staying with the crystal meth sportscenter comparison. Which one do you actually think is more difficult to go through. I think it is sportscenter. Because whenever i've done methods have done a lot of death. I was like man boy. This would be just ten times harder. If keith olbermann were here and you're trying to focus on the math and there's some guy talking about dick cheney and machiavelli and i'm like shut up man. I got teeth. I'm trying to lose over here. Which do you think would actually be harder doing the math lifestyle or staying at sportscenter. Which would have been more difficult. I i've never had math. Oh yeah yeah. i guess. That doesn't surprise me. She couldn't speak experience. What would you imagine is harder. I'm going to say sportscenter. I think pawn mass swallowed the company. I think you're right. I gotta loud guttural. Swallows parley with makes the rich timber. My voice the the whiskey. Barrel timber is the swallowing. Okay well i do miss those days that you had. Espn though as hard as it might have been for you because espn sports media. In general it has changed for the worst in my opinion. And i'm not just talking about the of mike greenberg. I'm really hitting everybody through you. Know you are yeah. I'm talking about how it's all just become people. Yelling hot takes each other. I mean i understand that it's for the sake of ratings people can't resist looking at car accidents and everything that comes out of skip bayless. Math is a car accident hitting everybody. But how do you feel when you see that sort of stuff. These days that hot take festival well. I don't blame the person who's doing it if the audience if there's an audience for it then that's why they're going to continue to do it. I just never subscribed to. Hey what's my what's my side on this story here. And let's take opposite sides and it's not my approach to it but look thin successful stephen. A smith's been successful. And it probably goes back to tony. Kornheiser and michael wilbon because they had hot takes before they were hot takes and true. I think we kind of you know. A lot of people started to pick up on that and take that in and then make their own shows. Sort of based off of that. Because mike and tony go back and forth with each other. I don't think that anything is scripted. Or or in a sense of tony and michael actually agree on the same topic so therefore they can't have that topic there times when you know. Those are the topics of the day. But you find that there are a lot of talk show hosts that wanna have the same sorta topics every single day. Lebron james is the fire starter. So he's always going to be there but hot takes. I guess they're here to stay. It's on something that. I teach at the broadcasting school. I just say how about a formed opinion. That's all just just tabby thought out. Well thought out opinion. And then bill. Simmons works at back to the eighty six celtics. Yes she does about the eighty six. Mostly it's important to have an informed. You have cornyn bill. But now and mike and tony on pardon the interruption very genuine. You get the feeling that just being genuine. If they agree agree if they don't they don't sometimes they have a take. That's a unique but it just seems organic and authentic. But you know the click bait stuff today. They don't engage in that stuff for the sake of like grabbing nine balls. I mean i see how it's irresistible you know. I see some ridiculous headline like a colin coward says baker. Mayfield is the next hitler you know. I have the same reaction. When i say a youtube video like mantras to drink a bathtub full of spaghetti o's i'm like boy that's disgusting but also i wanna see how old colin gets out of this one because that is a lot of metaphorical cleveland fan based upsetting spaghetti. O's so get it. I don't think colin ever said that about baker. i he said equivalent things. I don't think so well. He does annoy. He's trolling baker almost constantly. True whether it's hats backwards of bakery even responded by turning his head backwards. Deniro anyone that playoff game Yeah i think so that's amazing. Da the idea that you guys now. It's just so interactive it. Just you definitely get in some guys heads and they responded that happen to you where players shouted you out or called you out or said something or in the course of either after victory to feeder in the press about you know but i'm not calling guys out because they wear their hat backwards. That means you're not a leader but if collin feels that way then you know. That's his that's his show. I have a hard enough time doing my show. I can't program somebody else's show. If i was gonna program a show i might start with this one and give it a little bit more like an outline and some funny jokes and like those kinds of things but but see i don't program shows. How did that feel return. I didn't like it okay. No words could hurt just letting you know okay. Yeah now why. I've learned you know some had a lot of other material prepared. I'm not gonna do it because it's too mean to you. Are we done yet. No we're finished. That's it don't have the. I don't have the will of the heart to going on any farther. I'm kidding. of course. Oh no in fact. I'm going to slam you twice as hard now just for that week. Little shot you just took but it is not just sports. It is everything. it's not. Just you know hot takes. I mean getting attention is what makes you relevant in. Today's society and being loud an outrageous is is a very good way to do that. I mean you go to a big party and you're just pleasant to talk to. Nobody remembers you. But if you go to that same party and you like you take a shit on the coffee table boy. You will never be forgotten. And i know that from personal experience dan because i watched hawk harrelson do that back in ninety nine. I don't think clock ever did no he did. And i'll be telling. The story of hawks pale white wrinkly side ask to my grandchildren. I will and that's what skip bayless can. If i can circle back and get him again. He is the coffee table sugar of sports journalism. I mean it's not ethical. It is not pleasant but by god talking about it. And that's all that matters right dan with the for these kids today. I think so. Jimmy don't have hot takes at your school. I know we don't teach aches. No no takes one. Oh one knows. No if i may i could teach that class. No well let me just pitch it. It's like a math class. There's a formula famous athlete. Plus opinion minus evidence equals heartache. Right you could teach that yeah lined up all the kids and if one of their opinions may too much sense i would. I'd physically hit them. That's how i'd go don't know we don't That's what i would do. There's no corporal punishment here if one of those kids like jokic chuen. Mvp slap them with a ruler. Like matt teacher used to do and say until they said something like no. Mvp's dennis schroder. Is it an online university your skull. I'm obsessed with your school. Is it virtual. You can do online or you can be in person can online. We could set up. Maybe some sort of i would anyway distant electrocution system like a little. This buzzer like a seems like a lot. I have one of those radio ready for people to use on me. When i set up my only fans you know appeal to the dsm people whereas record for you. Has anyone dared to be a sexual with you. I've been the last twenty minutes not the last week or so. you're the most recent. let's put it that way. And not the most recent man not the most recent man. That's interesting what man. What are the man. Besides me has been so sexual with dan who i'm glad i feel the silence. About his wallow that resounded jimmy. It's playoff time big stakes bigger promotions. It's time to hammer the over and score some cash draft king. Sportsbook is giving you a chance to lower the over under on a featured playoff game all players who place a bet on a featured basketball game. We'll have a hand in lowering the over under on a game. That's right for every fifteen hundred players who bet the over on the select game the over under will drop by one point every better who hammers. The over in that featured game will help. Lower the game's over under it's that simple. The best part is that even as the line lowers the odds remain at even money. 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I know it won't leave you alone on that dan now but i am interested in what man Likes to lex to cozy up you see was on your shot be thrown off by now but just the beauty of this while i'm doing my podcast because i'm the host the on your show they'd be like hey easy easy with the sex stuff with dan on my show. Yeah but i'm on the verge of throwing myself off your show. I i hear you. Let's get to some extra sports stuff. I'm so sorry. I do apologize. Let circle back here to to reality into Into decency so a couple of new stores dandan. We'll we'll get you out of here companies frozen a quick little game. I think you'll enjoy. She know what we got on the news. Talk about what dan okay. So we are into the second month of the major league baseball season but the hitting is nowhere to be seen the offensive numbers baseball during the first month of the season. Where some of the worst in history the league-wide batting average was two thirty two and a record. Low seven point six three hits per game. Meanwhile strikeouts have skyrocketed teams were averaging more than a strikeouts per inning for the first time ever. These numbers are worse. Even than those in the nineteen sixty eight season the one that resulted in the mlb. Lowering the pitcher's mound. I didn't even know that yet. The detroit tigers manager. Aj hinch said quote. I have great concern that our sport has turned into a lack of offense and the strikeout homer walk. Three true outcomes is not our best. Entertainment product were trending in the wrong direction and quote down. When hugh thing about this first of all i can. I just say that. I think maybe the guy we quote about how hitters don't have enough of an advantage should not be the same guy who managed the houston astros. I mean. he's not exactly unbiased. I have a feeling. I know what his solution to lack of. Offense is an involves giving every team trash. Can you do see his point. Do you think that this dropping offense is something that the mlb should be worried about. Yes you do. Yes what would you do. I mean maybe it's better that baseball's you know rapidly aging fan base doesn't have a reason to get too excited. I mean 'cause they're at constant risk of heart attack aren't they. well i think this feast or famine. It's it's all or nothing. There the ball is not put in place. There's no movement in baseball used to be there was hit and run the ball. The other side of the infield Actually steal base those kinds of things where there was more movement. Not that boy. That sounds exciting but it does sound a lot more exciting than what we're seeing now because all it is is launch angle. Throw one hundred miles an hour. If i swing and miss. There's no embarrassment and That's why strikeout numbers home run. Numbers are Are up. I agree with much of that. I think the root of the problem is at those pictures really are getting too good. Remember when somebody throwing a hundred miles. An hour was like national news. The everybody throws a hundred now like we as a society we become desensitized to it. It's like you know sugar in our food or incest in our pornography. I brought it back to say seriously though. Would you agree. It's more difficult to hit now than ever has been in the history of baseball with the number of pitchers who were throwing upper nineties or triple digits. Yeah but also you go up there not trying to put the ball in play you go up there trying to hit a home run. If you said the more strikeouts you have the more money we take away from you. You would see guys putting the ball in play. I remember a guy. And you're old enough to remember dave kingman. Of course kingman played for the cubs. He'd hit forty two home runs. Strike out two hundred times and we looked at him like he was a bomb one-dimensional he'd be a star now. He also played for the mets and they are the standard for solo. They did him It's an interesting idea about the strikeout penalty idea but if you drop a player from before nineteen fifty into today's game and made them face a major league pitcher. I mean they just immediately shit their pants i mean i. They'd probably say something racist and then they should have pains. That would by the way serious mess because they hit complicated old-timey underwear like that back then. Like buckled to their socks but though these pictures they're gaining velocity on their fastball into their thirties. I mean that's amazing because technology and analytics. That's not supposed to happen. Once you hit age thirty you're supposed to get worse and worse and worse until you give up and not just in baseball but in life in general you know your thirties or a time for killing your dreams. And unless you're jamie moyer jamie more clone who is the equivalent of a galapagos turtle. But you're not supposed to be throwing a hundred miles an hour. But here's the thing. I don't actually find today's game any less exciting than the past which might be surprising to hear from me. 'cause i find low scoring games very enjoyable. That is though. Perhaps because the pandemic quarantine has destroyed the dopamine centers of my brain and i can't distinguish longer between boredom and pleasure. Yeah but they're not low scoring games. They they're still they're still home. Runs that are head. And it's something like two to one that this is in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight. That's when it was two to one. That's when you had carl. Yastrzemski led the league in hitting it. Three zero one in the american league was crazy. Back then like. I don't wanna revisit that. But i i would love to see baseball and baseball is little things you know. If there's a shift they want to take away the shift like no how about you. Put the ball in play the other way that that's pretty simple there but i get off my lawn guy so i. I don't do well with this topic. I want to see baseball. Continue to be one of our great sports. And i think baseball's don't disservice to sport and these first thirty games of this season we kinda got worst of both worlds. We got all this angle hundred mile an hour. Three true outcomes stuff and not very high scoring games either. I mean they're trying all these rule changes in the lower level leagues to see if they can get more offense back into the games banning the shift and larger bases and moving the pitching rubber back afoot. Would you try any of those. I would just go back to playing baseball. I don't think having bigger basis so you steal more bases guys. don't run. you know they start out running and then they stop. Alex rodriguez told me one time he goes. I don't get paid. Because i said why. Don't you steal basis anymore. He said i don't get paid to steal basis. Wow he actually said that out loud if you just watch a game in see the lack of movement watch the lack of movement in if you go back to watch a world series game. You know if you're watching on classic sports or something and you see something where it's from the eighties seventies sixties. There's movement there. You don't have that. It's just i'm gonna throw as hard as i can and you can swing as hard as you can now is movement there but it's fun to go back and look at those broadcast because it's incredible. How much more sleight skinnier and smaller. The players were forget about steroids. I mean obviously that area they you know with the lenny dykstra transformation and that stuff but i mean just the guys are just bruisers now and back. Then you know they were the these you felt like you and i could just walk out at the age we are in and compete and then you do have to disadvantage the pitcher. I think that the way to do that is to have robot umpires. I'm kind of obsessed with the robot empire thing you and and give them a lot of authority and authority. I mean weaponry. You know like if trevor bauer doing too well unpire. Chest opens up drone. Flies out cuts his finger again. You know even the plainfield little annex. Well that would bring some excitement. Banging would bloodshed. Always that that equates to like. Ufc meets mlb. I mean that you have these extremely popular. now let's bring some of that mentality. Yeah yeah i do think though that With all the elderly folks in the stands. I think we need more than seventh inning. Stretch i think we need like first-inning yoga in second inning. Fish oil supplements philly fanatic. Should be shooting lipitor from a t shirt cannon protect those elderly hearts let's not excite him too much and i like that. That's not its side of you. That i've heard before on i care. A lot about people do do few members aside. I can actually boss around. And you know so. I want him here. They can't hear you when you bounce them around that's allowed. I still allowed urine idiot. Old sir okay. Hey grandpa message sent loud and clear. She know what else we got. We can talk to dan about so talking about Getting people to watch after the rousing success of the nfl playoff game. That was simulcast on nickelodeon with slime cannons in the end zone. And spongebob guest. Appearances that themed broadcast is here to stay. A couple weeks ago disney owned espn aired the warriors pelicans game with a special marvel themed arena of heroes complete with in game special effects and a superhero back story about the avengers looking to recruit an nba player which resulted in dream on green joining earth's mightiest. Heroes the next night. The yankees astros game was star. Wars themed with carl ravaged dressed as luke skywalker and tim curtin dressed as yoda. It was back to back nights of disney grand synergy. Oh my god first of all she never say that phrase again but the head tasted weird. Coming out of my yeah. Don't ever say say disney brand. Synergy again to me today dan or anybody. Dan what are you. What do you make of all this crazy crap. Did you see this stuff with call. Ravitch and tim and everybody i did not and i feel fortunate that i didn't i i don't need to i call me old crazy. Whatever you wanna call me. But i just sort of watch a game for the game and so i don't i don't need anything. Just let me just watch the game. you'll i did see it and That was not the first time. I've actually seen tim curtin miserable while wearing a yoda mask. True story on mighty him to come with me to a costume party and he didn't realize it was sort of like an eyes wide. Shut kind of thing continuing with the lot of sex departure. Yeah so he was dressed as yoda and he just stood in the corner he. He ate grapes and figs. The whole time didn't do anything with anybody but his costume did get very wet. Lot splash back. Which i still feel bad about. I personally apologize to him. Because i was responsible for some of it but i mean is this the future of broadcast desperate shot in the dark from a bunch of sports with declining ratings. Because i don't like him either. Dan i like i think if your kid doesn't want to watch basketball unless he thinks draymond green is going to become an adventure. Your kid just doesn't like basketball even the had alone right. Well if you get new eyeballs on your sport at this is what it takes in the end result is you get somebody younger. Who's gonna watch okay. Maybe they'll fall in love with it. I just don't think you can supply a steady stream of this have a novelty. Have it once in a while. Okay but look. Espn and disney owned by the same company. And you know. Hey let's have this and talk about the mandalorian okay. It it just feels like it's a three hour promo or commercial. Then i have a problem with that disney brand synergy right there but doesn't senator. Yeah is at the disney brand. Yeah that synergy. That's what i feel like. I'm getting a big spoonful of cinnamon flavored. I prefer the fruity flavor. But i mean even with bringing in the venue. Your kid doesn't understand the avengers either. If he lacks that tie in because the avengers they would not want draymond green dan. I mean they already have the incredible hulk he gets mad. It gets big and strong. Now you're gonna have a guy who when he gets mad is superpowers foul out of a game. Not very helpful. Well imagine older people watching. I'd worry about their hearts. They would have no idea what's going on when they watch actual adults not people who have risked like health risk but no wise. You know did you. Did you even curiosity. Look at the nickelodeon craziness stern's role jack. Just for five seconds. I understood that and that they they're allowing you to go to a separate channel to watch and i'm okay with that it's just i don't want that to be on the main channel watching the super bowl but playoff game like if you have it over here and you wanna go over there then you know what you're getting if it's on the main one i i don't want to watch something like that. Just gimme the regular game. But even that. I know i agree but i understand. It's flashing colorful for the kitties but if that's all you're trying to accomplish his getting attention from babies why not just a picture in picture of someone jangling keys or jeff van gundy playing peekaboo or something you know i i i worry about what it could lead to. Destruction appeal to everybody. Everybody's got to be included here. I mean how long until instead of a nickelodeon simulcast. Nfl games as a fox news simulcast and whenever the players neil. They disguise it with like a giant three tucker. Carlson bo tire. You know because that'd be awkward. Yeah you probably take that one. Oh no no not not only am. I not going to cut that out now. Talk more about tucker carlson. That's what you've just bought yourself. Dan patrick is the main looks like what would happen if a yacht wished to become a real boy. He's got all the charm and personality of a squash racket. I mean it's not surprising that that bloviating showed that's right. I said bloviating showed is a trust fund baby but i was surprised that all the family money comes from frozen dinners. I mean the man has done so much to launder and sanitize right nationalism. I figured those millions came from clorox. Bleach which may or may not cure kobe if he injected directly into your veins. I mean you'd think that that I don't want to choose my words carefully here because bloviating showed might have been little over the top. So you'd think it that. I'm gonna call him. A yuppie heard would have more sympathy for people who aren't from america given that he himself was not naturally born here. That's true he is not from america. He sprung to live when he was scraped off the bottom of a golf course. Toilet seat in dubai. True story looked at up. Google that okay. You are now. That is definitely staying. Okay dan chatty misery now because i can tell you quite uncomfortable we're gonna play a little game here This game is sportscenter catchphrase. I'm actually laughing at how much we really. We really leaned on this. Your podcast sportscenter catchphrase. Something asset during intercourse. So you're ready so this game. It's pretty self explanatory. You can infer what it's about. It's simple as avi sinful. it is sinful. It's also simple. It's obvious their sex again. Yeah it's very immature to so so she is going to read a quote you town. Okay if it's a catch phrase from one of your fellow sportscenter anchors or something that asset during intercourse okay. now. I think you've ever observed me. Having of course i could be wrong. I mean you picture was up at a dp show so you'll anyway. You're just have to figure out the answer by process of elimination here. We give us our first one from way downtown. Bang way downtown. Bang issue and seventy nine in pittsburgh outside at three rivers stadium incorrect. That was an actual sports in a catchphrase from your buddy keith. olbermann Fun fact it was the least annoying thing he ever said she didn't give us give us our next one. Release rotation splash release rotation splash. That was you at the party with tim. Curtin dressed as yoda. you'd think. So but that was actually craig kilborn. He really didn't like to say. Release rotation splash over here guy. Who gave you the danny show. All right she had number three. Someone call a doctor. Because he's burning up. Somebody call a doctor because he is burning up. I'm going to say you. Miami beach round Eighty three eighty four impressive. Maybe you do observe me during the sexual act that. Because i did say that. During the course i had contracted syphilis and had a terrible fever and it was in miami. Yeah miami yeah. It was g not next yahtzee jacci. You were agenda guy. But i think you played yahtzee Strip yahtzee if i recall. Did you do strip bianchi. I did but you tell me whether that was so something i yelled or something one of your say that something. You know no kenny. Mayne yahtzee by not to up on these another fun fact. That is the funniest thing that can may never say all right. Give us our next one. You sunk my battleship. You sunk my battleship you. Your ad couldn't get that one by something i said during intercourse. Believe that was related to erectile dysfunction. I'm pretty sure okay. By the way she have. We made pro. We getting like seattle or a. They've become a sponsor what's the other one the blue one. They're weighing their options right now. Weighing their options sounds ominous. Coming from that right. You know what your problem. Though jimmy was my problem. You need fewer erections. he's right. That's well that used to be true. Yeah now take all. I can get this just got saying. Are we done yet. no no two more. You're out of here. But i'm having a great time with you too. Damn yeah this is great. She give me. Because it gives us our penultimate catchphrase and or plane the feud and we're playing a few. I think you took that catchphrase. From neil ever now. I'm sorry that was rich. Eisen who you select to say that. Oh okay your buddy which is number rich eisen finally. What's our last one sheena. My name is rich. Eisen and i'm here to rock your world. That is you. that's right. that's something i said during intercourse. It was very complicated role play. I had to wear a bald cap. And the woman was with had a fetish for the nfl network. So my name is rich. Eisen i am here. Yeah yeah. I thought i saw her. Was steve mariucci. One night you might as she. You know yeah so. It's not just you well. If she did that with me she probably doing a lot of stuff with a lot of people. Let's face it Well dan you've been a very very good sport. I appreciate your putting up this. And i want to wish you the best of luck jimmy and i'll let you know about my broadcasting school. I appreciate that the offer. Yeah i'm here. i'm at the ready. No no i. I get that and i do appreciate it. Cina thank you you guys were great host and and This will never ever make air. I know that so this was sort of a trial run like a prac. Don't put this on your highlight reel about. Thirty percent of this was usable. That's what i thought. Good thirteen minutes. Let's let's do this again sometime. Jimmy i know you mean that. Yeah i do. I really really mean it. Please do it again. I promise i'll be less sexy success next. I'm probably thank you. That's all today's extra sexy episode jim. Brock meyer podcast joins us again. Two weeks another installment. And don't forget to do those internet things that make this show successful. Which i never remember. Sheena please help me out here. You're telling them to not forget to do the things that you always forget. That's exactly right. Follow rate review. Yes shake rattling rule. That's it thanks to mike ryan to meddle arc media and Got legally have to say this and to funny or die. I say quite naturally with absolutely no threat of legal action. See next time folks. Thank you most importantly.

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'Simpsons' Voice Actor Hank Azaria

Fresh Air

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'Simpsons' Voice Actor Hank Azaria

"From whyy in Philadelphia. I'm terry gross with fresh air today. Hankas area in the AFC comedy series. Brock Mayer. He plays a troubled baseball announcer. Who always speaks in his broadcaster voice? I call this generic. Baseball announcer voice in the nineteen seventies as area is best known for his voice work on the simpsons. His first role was moe the bartender for his audition. He thought of a young Al Pacino an audition to play more like this and then they said they wanted it to be gravelly. So if you take that. Young voice in making gravelly came out. He's played many simpsons characters over the years. We'll talk about why he stopped playing. Apu and John powers reviews the new who lose series little fires. Everywhere starring Reese Witherspoon and Carrie Washington. That's coming up on fresh air. You've probably heard our guest actor Hank his area more times than you realize. He's voiced dozens of characters for the simpsons including moe the bartender chief Wiggham and Dr Nick One character. He no longer performs is a PU which I'll explain a little later. He's appeared as an actor in many films including the birdcage shattered. Glass dodgeball night at the museum and Tuesdays with Morrie and several TV series. He's currently starring in the TV series. Brock Meyer on IFC. It's a dark comedy in which is area plays a talented baseball announcer with a drinking problem. Whose life takes him. Strange and surprising turns as area is also an executive producer of the show the fourth and final season of Brock. Meyer premieres tomorrow night at ten on. Ifc The first three seasons are available on Hulu Hanukkah's area spoke with fresh air's Dave Davies. Well hankers area. Welcome to fresh air. It's good to have you back. Let's start with clip. The scene that kicked off this series Brock Meyer. And I'll just I'll just kind of set it up for the audience. Muira a successful big-league baseball announcer. And you always injure broadcasts by referring to your beloved wife. Lucy saying Lucy gets upper on the stove. Because this ball game is over and in this particular scene You're calling a game and we see that you're drinking bourbon heavily and while you're calling the game you tell a story about what happened that day. Just as baseball announcers do right right. They always do that. This one ends up being a pretty memorable story Two things. I want to say quickly about the scene. We're GONNA hear I. It's at a ball game in the audio that you'll hear changes a bit because at times we're hearing You in the booth and will we hear what the suit fans at the stadium hearing the announcer and then other times. It's what is going through the broadcast but it's the same scene just the audience. A little different here live and then in the Ballpark. Then would folks at home here. Exactly the other thing. I'll just note that. This scene has been edited just a bit to make it suitable for radio. What happens is your broadcast in the game and you tell the audience that today is the anniversary of the day that you I told Your Wife Lucy. You loved her. Had some time at the Ballpark this afternoon to reflect upon this wonderful anniversary as slashes one Iraq side and I decided to go on home and surprise my Lucy with some gardenias. Her favorite flower. These imagine my surprise when I opened my front door defined about a half dozen naked folks sprawled out in my living room engaged in what can only be described as desperate and hungry kind of a love making and right in the center of it all was my way my wife. Lucy. She was wearing and she was now neighbor. Bob Greenwald that'll bring clock up to bed clock. Heaven himself a heck of an afternoon with two doubles. Bob Green Wall Bob Green Lawn that two faced sob host. His Kids Mitzvah hosted his kids. Here's the kicker here's what kills me and my wife. Lucy has the story has the unmitigated gall turned to me and tell me the cheese the sexual astronaut. I mean what is what does that even mean boy that's our guest hangers area and the opening of his series. Brock Meyer on IFC. This team gets pretty raw. And of course he's interrupted and that's followed by a meltdown at Brock Myers news conference at detonates. His career you want to just pick it up from there and tell us how that gets us into the series. We started this series in two thousand seventeen so this was going back to two thousand seven when what you just heard happened at a press conference. He's supposed to apologize but he ends up. He's pretty much having a nervous breakdown and strips off his shirt and Baseball throws him out and he just loses him he just gets lost for about a decade ten years goes off into the world drinking and drugging and sexing you know he had been completely faithful and in love with his wife. Which is you know what really and just had a vision of her is this pure being turns out. She's tremendously active sex addict and had been doing all kinds of crazy sex behind his back their whole marriage and he kind of turns into a crazy Libertine in response alcoholic and and Goes off you know calling a cockfights in Manila's worry ends up. But he called like Lithuanian wife carrying competition. Just real thing by the way and all and then Mrs Baseball gets a call from a very small time. Bottom of the barrel. Minor League Owner baseball team owner Played by Amanda. Peet named Julia James. Wants him to come in and call baseball games for THEM BACK IN MOORESTOWN PENNSYLVANIA? Which is a fracking town. And the name of the team is the MOORESTOWN trackers. That's probably the classiest thing about it and that's where season one begins really is his journey trying to make it back to the big leagues during at the very bottom of the barrel right and a lot of fun. Ensues this voice this? Br Baseball broadcasters voice did it did you model it on particular voice you grew up hearing. I Lancia envoys Dave if I may I call. I call this the generic baseball announcer voice of the nineteen seventies and much to my surprise. Sodas Bob Costas unprompted. He said the same thing to me. Bob Appears in the series in season. Three and he said this is the generic baseball announcer voice. The nineteen seventies. And I said Bob that's exactly right. That's what I call it and You don't hear this voice too much anymore. You hear it a lot Calling When we still had NCAA basketball. I'm sure we'll have again soon. Folks keep the faith You hear this a lot on Saturday afternoons. You know a temple versus Duke here. This guy calling it. And it also was the voice in the seventies and eighties. A lot pitchman announcers on television the GINSU knife you know. In Japan the hand is lethal weapon. But this does not work with tomato and I got fascinated with this as a kid. Like why is this? The generic voice of announcers and I started to wonder the always talk like this even their private lives. So they come and say honey. What is for dinner? Matt goodness I am looking forward to a spirited lovemaking session later And you know you can see how that led to sort of some of the comic premises for Brock Meyer. Right and that's exactly what I was GONNA say. We've all heard broadcast people who are often news anchors or broadcasters who have these perfect voices and you wonder is that how they talk to their children or order a pizza. And what's interesting is that you know. I. It's a very funny gag. That opens the series. But to make it give it a seri- make it a series with legs. He has to become a real person and boy this this year is it really takes us some places where you've got to do some really dramatic scenes and go to some dark places and I wondered if you wondered whether you could carry that voice into situations where there's real emotional stakes. We absolutely worried about that. We wondered if it was really just a sketch and not something. That could sustain the load-bearing near the emotional load-bearing of making him. Just be a real person. Let alone a real person that like you said goes to very dark places alcoholic truly alcoholic drug addicted places where he hits a bottle. Men Ruins People's lives. And you know of course a hilarious way Dave many times but I know truly right right I mean it you know so. I credited drill church Cooper or head rider with that. I wrote the sketch that is based on That we re vote for Funnier Dad. Would it with a bunch of friends and a very talented funnier die writer as well it appeared on the Internet Funnier funnier comedy website. That Will Ferrell started many years ago. And they'll just if you come to them with a sketch idea they'll and if they like it they'll just thrown out there. They'll give you a modest budget. Just put it out and that's what we did. People responded so we developed it into a television show. And we hooked up with Joel Church Cooper. Who was a writer? Funnier die time. A young writer and he saw it much more depth than darkness truth and humanity than than I ended. They've even though I created the character like when I was a teenager. I sort of saw sketches an excuse for a lot of sophomoric laughs. You know and I just had the guy be a blackout drunk because it would justify speaking like that on the air but Joel saw the men's alcoholism coming to the fore and how he was how he kinda represented baseball and Baseball. Kinda represented what was aging and out of touch in our society as Brock. Meyer now is. He's been sort of exiled and trying to find his way back. And and just to add. I mean like I looked at it like listen. These great baseball stories always have a love story. You Know Bowl Durham and this and that and so probably should have a love interest. Maybe it should be the owner of the team. Were the woman who does. Pr For the team. And that was all I gave Joel. That was the premise I gave. Joel came back with this credibly. Probably the I think the best thing about the series which is unbelievably detailed Well observed unique love relationship between two alcoholics who desperately love each other but are completely damaged an insane in different ways and I mean that was breathtaking. I couldn't believe I just came back as a script. Dave. I'll just read it like. Oh my God. This is unbelievable. Bright the owner of the team has played by Amanda Peet. One of my favorite line is when you're wooing her early on and you say we're we're the same level of functioning alcoholics. Yeah that's one of the reasons these very drawn to her. Yes yeah another one of the things that character had going for it as a character would legs and comedy is a baseball announcers always observing and describing right so you have built into this character a guy making a lot of very funny observations. Hopefully they're funny like that one and saying them out loud whereas most people might not well. I'm glad you mentioned the writing because I think it really is remarkable and one of the things that we see your character brock. My her doing is. He's a natural storyteller and he tells stories like literally when he is having sex with someone sometimes calls it like like a ball game but he also when he is confronting you know his own demons he can tell stories about them and they are so arresting that it it it can be a vehicle for describing your own dysfunction but it can also be a way to deflect attention because it so absorbing and I'm just wanting no you're you're playing this broadcasters voice and a guy who's kind of in a way kind of deceiving people by making them think he's got this under control when really he's he's kind of doing another act. It's a pretty tricking acne. How'd you how'd you manage that? Yeah you know it's you. That's a very good question. This is a good show man. I said Insightful question I it was a little bit tricky and it was true. I didn't even realize it was going to be and Because yes on the one hand. Look this is a very presentational kind of silly surface. Way of talking right it. It doesn't lend itself to emotional depth David and so that became the fun of it was like well. How does a guy who's an extremely emotional? Eft Up circumstances Dr Crazy situations and yet still has to talk that way. How does he kind of get away with it? And how does it ring true at all and you know I wasn't totally ready for it? I was in a little bit of denial about the dark truth of where we were going right up until I shooting art director of of the entire first season was Tim Kirkby. Who's a British guy? Brilliant director he directed the pilot of a fleabag. I think we have in some ways similar tone and I do I take with Amanda. You know at the bar and I feel kind of good amounted. Did my thing and tim walks in. Mrs might you thoughts of this? This is really dark. It's really a lot of pain. That's the word kept using his pain so much pain everywhere you look from what you've been through. She's been through and it's just all really painful and that was his direction. I mean so. Much of his life is deeply involved with alcohol and drugs to some extent From the Bios I read of you. I don't know if you've had any issues with that but I'm wondering what you drew onto kind of. I Dunno capture that part of the story yet. Listen I'M A? I've been sober thirteen years and I've been in the recovery community for even longer i. I went into the Alanon program ten years twenty years ago which is free like the families and loved ones alcoholic. So I have a long history of dealing with of drugs alcoholism in others and in myself Yet ironically I did not mean for this series to go there That was again altered. Cooper kind of seeing in this. I think I had unconsciously created quite an alcoholic character but I didn't realize it and Yeah and it was Joe. Who wanted to kind of follow through on that journey and I was like a sure we want to do as I was like. Well as long as it's funny. I'm okay with that was my only rule. I learned early on that Joe. Church Cooper's is an extraordinary writer in letting him follow. His muses is a good thing to do so yeah you know we. I joined that a lot and in season two and Brock Meyer get sober and hits a bottom and has an intervention. Joel asked me a lot about What that experience was like for me. I never had an intervention done on me nor did I tend to Rehab but I do know a lot. I've done with other people and I do know a lot about that. So he picked my brain a lot about what early sobriety is like. And what hitting a bottom is like emotionally and what the issues really are and things like. How does somebody possibly reconcile the idea of a higher power if they totally don't believe in that but they're required to go through that for their sobriety but that's really the only time Joe leaned on me from my experience In writing series. What are the other funny things about this series? Is that your character Jim Brock. Meyer became known Ed and admired among real life baseball. Broadcasters a lot of them and some of them have done some great funny appearances on the show. Did they ask to come on or some. Did some You know. Kinda playfully said Hey. Why Jess me? I'm like I. We didn't get you sure we you know we will some you know we asked and said yes then read the material and why no no. I can't do that. I'm sorry I totally and some you know. Got A little upset with how Brock Meyer teased them. Really SOM- Naga name names. But you know there's a very fine line there between you know. Brock mayor takes everybody down. And you know he can be. Joel's good writer. Commute could be hurtful so You know we had all we've had every which way of it but it just speaks to. How the characters kind of vital I think. Yeah well yeah. Let's let's listen to one moment of this. This is Joe Buck. I mean the Fox broadcaster who is huge in the business And this is a moment where you're drinking at a bar and you're well into your cops and Joe Buck sits down and I'll just note that there's a moment in the scene where Joe Buck refers to being able to just think about wanting something in it suddenly appearing and when he does this in the scene. You don't hear this but it happens if you watch it. When he says that someone puts a fresh drink in his hand anyway this season one of the series Brock Meyer and Brock Myers seated at bar. Joe Buck sits down in brock. Meyer Pizza Hijo bug. Listen did you lie to Robbie Butler and tell him that I wear nonprescription glasses to seem smart Joe Block. It's nothing personal. I just happened HAGIA stupid face. You were a groomsman at my wedding. Look Joe is not just that you became the biggest broadcaster in America. Actually yes it is. That's it how was I supposed to always going to plateau at age. Twenty Four. I guess what your grasp probably's green is I imagine you know life's pretty fantastic and it's weird. I'm so famous right now that I pretty much just think about something and it appears who is that. Who was what great. Thanks for coming by mission. Accomplished feel stupid and we listen to me. Listen to me look in my eyes now that I know what's wrong. I think can fix it. How you GONNA do? I don't want to oversell this okay. But let's just say the by the time you get back to your hotel room tonight a big surprise we that is Joe Buck and our guest is area will into his cups as baseball broadcaster. Jim Brock Meyer surprise in his hotel. Room is not a pleasant. We'll just add No Poor Joe. Buck didn't know that that was going to be a surprise. GotTa say shot Joe Buck. He's just amazing actor. He was so good. I mean we you know Joel wrote that and we're like well. Maybe we should have just like a Joe Buck hype plan get higher in action and we kind of purposely wrote a lot of it to who is easily cut of Joe. Buck wasn't up to it and not only do we leave everything in. But there was no way and it's could Joe Buck. It's really fun that it's actually job up but nobody nobody could have done a better job. I mean we auditioned some people. He was far away better than I mean. That guy could absolutely have a career as an actor he so desired. Yeah he comes back in season four and another funny little moment of confrontation between the two of you. Season for the final season opens this week Wednesday at ten. It's set in the future. I don't know how much you want to give away. But you want to tell us what's little bit about what's coming and Brock Myers life and the future of baseball. It's ten years to fifteen years in the future. Society is kind of continued. The way it's going with some you know Climate problems in virus problems and unrest violent problems and divisiveness problems and we SORTA keep pulling that threat and baseball's almost dead like no one cares about it anymore and They actually in a desperate move ass. Jim Brock Mardi Commissioner of baseball because his market. He's back in Kansas City because he's so weird and colorful on the air. His market is the only one that actually gets attention so they want him to try to draw the same kind of attention to to baseball to try to save it. And that's really the the story is season for. We're listening to the interview. Dave Davies recorded with Hankas area. He starring in the IFC series brock. Meyer the fourth and final. Season Begins Tomorrow at ten. The first three seasons are available on Hulu after a break the talk about some of his other roles including many characters on the simpsons. And how explain why will no longer be playing a PU? The indian-american owner of the quickie Mart. Also John Powers reviews the new eight part who series little fires everywhere adapted from the bestselling book by. Celeste ING. I'm Terry Gross. And this is fresh air. This message comes from. Npr SPONSOR STORY POINT VINEYARDS MAKER OF STORY POINTS. A new wine brand offering a collection of flavorful wines from California's best growing regions each story. Point varietal has a rich layer taste profile making it the perfect pairing for this podcast find out why consumers on Vino rank story points. Among top three percents of wines in the world visit story point vineyards dot com slash fresh air to purchase as a special offer to NPR listeners. Shipping is included in your online order. Let's get back to the interview. Dave Davies recorded with actor Hankas area is known for voicing many characters on the simpsons he currently stars in the TV series Brock. Meyer its fourth and final season. Premieres tomorrow night at ten on? Ifc you've been doing voices on the simpsons for more than thirty years now right Net I believe thirty two to be exact you you grew up in Queens New York and I read that your mom spoke Ladino. This ancient form of Spanish that's written in Hebrew my mom and Dad And I wonder if hearing all those sounds at home and all the accents in New York is one of the things that I gave you a better ear and made you a better mimic. I mean I guess I mean a lot of people you know grew up With that either you know. Some people can curl their tongue and some people can't or some people can the taste of cilantro others. It tastes like soap. I think being mimic is kind of like that you either can physically do it sort of or you can't and found that you know as a very young person. I found I could and I thought it was like I cracked myself up with it. I thought it was really fun to be able to sound like other people and so I kept doing it. And then obviously and then you know got lucky and got my job at the Simpsons when I was about twenty two or twenty three years old and so that's sort of kept the muscle active as it were. I mean every week Atta do five ten fifteen different voices and you know eventually Did he get the Malcolm? Glad will ten thousand hours where you're pretty practice doing something well. Let's hear a clip from the simpsons. This is moe the bartender. I mean one of your best known. I guess and in this scene. He's being being given a polygraph exam by the police. Because I guess he's suspected in the shooting of Mr Burns And we'll hear the CNN when he tells the truth machine gives it a cheerful. Dang when he lies it buzzes. Let's listen to hold a grudge against Montgomery Burns now right. Maybe I did. But I didn't shoot. I'm checks out. Okay you go. I gotTA hot date. I'd have dinner with Fred Watching TV. And now pyrite. I'm GonNa sit at home and the ladies and the Victoria's secret catalog. Would you unhooked place? I don't deserve this kind of Shabby Treatment. moe the bartender one of the medieval ices by our guest hank as area. Where did most voice come from? It's very listened to you that that was a long time ago. Moistens a little deeper now. He sort deepened over the as The Mo- he talked Al Pacino Young Pacino Dog Day Afternoon Godfather around Pacino. Karnad like this and I sort of was omitted voice. And when I auditioned for the Simpsons Dave I always to WanNa play in Los Angeles at a small You know data and was doing the voice of drug dealer Contadora. No Pacino like this and I won't dishing to play more like this. And then they said they wanted it to be gravelly so if you take that young but you know voice Jamaica Gravelly at an audition what came out. And this is what they hired You WanNa give us one other favorite and how you got the voice twenty different characters. You've done there's a lot more I mean. Technically like over hundreds of some of them are quicker. The in and outs but yeah I probably do. Thirty to forty running characters that appear in showed me given time One of my favorites is comic. Book Guy He is based on a flu. That lived next door to me freshman year of college. Talk like this Snake all the sort of convict dude is kind of a combination between Jessica coli from Fast Times at Ridgemont high and another dude. I went to college with. Wow you know you you you were always a great man mick and he started doing these characters when you twenty two and I I mean I assume that as you know. You've you've done a lot more roles in a lot of dramatic roles over time and I assume that your acting skills have grown Did that change the way you did the characters at all. Yes that brilliant acting teacher in Roy London who passed away Gosh Twenty five years. Now I've got into his class probably after being on the simpsons about three or four years and I was in that class for about three or four years and that I think really more than anything else that was sort of my finishing school or graduate program or whatever if you will and masterclass. He got me through a lot of Blocks that I had as an actual that didn't know I had and I think after that I Not that the voices changed or the jokes change but I think my approach and realizing that I could fill those characters and emotionally and truthfully Deepened I think made my Simpson's work better. You know I like as I said. I'm a mimic. And so I sort of approached acting my desire to be an actor I kinda WanNa be somebody else. You know And a lot of this touches on some sobriety issues and low self esteem issues. And you know feeling like you're not good enough or you're not enough for your and so I wanted to be an actor to sort of escape who I was Because some of that was painful for me which is also why I drank and what I discovered an acting class much to my chagrin day was. That's all fine but to be a really good actor little on a great actor you actually have to be yourself you have to be willing to emotionally reveal yourself to people you know onstage in front of the camera which. I did not like at all like that's exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do. This and Roy kind of really took me through like a therapy way. Sometimes of how to sort of be willing to share myself that I came to trust that my honest reactions to things were not only Preferable not to be hidden but to be shared. And we're the way to. What else did I have to really uses an actor except my own real experience and how I really felt about things and once I was able to bring that to the voices like whether I'm talking night chief went him around. Talk Mom Choking Comic Book Guy I feel like underneath it all it. It's okay for Hank to really share what he thinks and feels and I think that makes things more believable and funnier and Brockman to our guest is actor Hank Azaria he stars as a baseball broadcaster with a very colorful life in the IFC series brock. Meyer the fourth and final season premieres Wednesday at ten. We'll be back after a short break. This is fresh air this message comes from. Npr sponsor capital one with the capital. One Walmart rewards card you can earn five percent back at Walmart on line two percent at Walmart in store restaurants and travel and one percent everywhere else when you want all that you need the capital one Walmart rewards card. What's in your wallet? Terms and exclusions apply capital. One and a change is hard. Transitions can be even harder. But they're also an opportunity to explore and discover and re imagine things you thought you knew. I'm NEWSOM Rhody the new host of NPR's Ted Radio Hour and with his mind we've decided to make my entire first episode about re invention. Subscribe or listen right now. This is fresh air. And we're speaking with actor Hank Zaria you would know him from a host of voices on the simpsons and many other roles he stars as baseball broadcaster whose life take some pretty strange turns in the series Brock Meyer. The four then. Final season premieres Wednesday at ten on. Ifc will also note that the first three seasons are available on Hulu. You know on the simpsons. You're no longer doing the voice of Apu the American Indian guy who owned the quickie Mart And this followed a protest campaign of sorts. There were questions raised about the fact that you know that you as a white actor were portraying this Indian the stereotype at a time. When there weren't a lot of well known Indian characters in American culture and The Comedian Hari. Kondabolu raise this issue and then made a documentary about it Do you want to just chair? You're thinking about how share with us. How you're thinking has evolved on this. Yeah sure I had been doing that voice for about twenty five twenty seven years before I really heard anybody express upset with it and one of the first things that happened was that Comedian Hari. Kondabolu actually tweeted at me A link to performance he did on the late night comedy show where he did a routine about. How much resented The Voice of Apu in the character or things about it anyway and He said it sounded like the voice sounded like a white guy. Doing impression of another white guy was making fun of his father. And you know that was really kind of the first. I'd I'd heard of that kind of upset and bristling over the role and then not long. After that I got reached out to buy a a reporter writer name Melita who is doing the Huffington post and we sort of. I talked to her about it and we did a little bit of a deeper dive in it. That's what really started me thinking because with Hari it's sort of felt like comedian to comedian and my first reaction and not so much you know person to person or or not. That wasn't taking it seriously but I kind of got pretty defensive and bristled and looked at it from more of a comedy perspective. Like you know we make fun everybody at the Simpsons and and You know where does this kind of thing? And if you're going to have to voice his character and I got pretty defensive about it. And then over time as I realized The criticism wasn't just horror comedy routine but it was really shared by many people in the Indian community in this country and South Asian community. I started taking a look at it and what I realized was over time after a lot of soul. Searching and doing workshops in reading and talking to people was that I had a blind spot to when it came to this character I think as evidenced the best rate express it as I based the voice of Abu. I was imitating a lot of A convenience store clerks that I heard but it was also based on a Peter Sellers choice. Peter sellars did Movie called the Party. I think it was in nineteen sixty six where he played an Indian actor and he's doing a pretty thick Indian accent In Brown face To me you know I am. I saw this teenager okay. I'm an aspiring mimic and comedic voice actor and To me there was an worshiped. Peter sellars I thought he was a genius and Hilarious and to me. I didn't I didn't distinguish between his silly French. Detective Clues Oh accent from the pink panther movies or his his weird German Dr Strangelove accent and Dr Strangelove. So I mean that's a that's a blind spot that's That's in the great show. Business tradition that we make fun of everybody and everybody's fair game and that's fair enough but the character had unintended consequences. for for for people kids growing up in this country. Indian and South Asian kids growing up with his country to live with that character and be called Abu in ways. They didn't appreciate and that was a Lotta. My journey with the character took some years to figure it out for me. I want to talk about another role of yours. This was the birdcage in nineteen ninety. Six back quite a while ago but it was a big role for you. I think And we'd hear a clip. This is the fifth based on the French film. La Fall and you play the housekeeper of a middle aged gay couple played by Robin Williams and Nathan Lane who live above a nightclub that features drag Queens The Robin Character owns the place. Nathan Lane performs in it. Your character named Aga Doors. Spartacus is Guatemalan and gay and aspires to perform in the club. And this is a short scene where Robin William's character has gotten up in the morning and you give them a strong cup of coffee and then you ask why he hasn't let you perform in the club. Let's listen good morning welcome. Does this sludge yet. It's lunch. I thought I make a nice change from coffee. So why don't you tell me you think bad last night you're bad man. I would not have been tested. You put some clothes on. Why don't you let me be in that? Show coming at you. Afraid of my what the Milanez what my what my not draws heat you afraid onto primitive right to be on the stage. Would you lil estrogen rock gas right? Yes you're right. I'm afraid of your heat Robin Williams and yes that was. Our guest hangs area as Igor Spartacus in the film The birdcage. But that's a long way from your voice but I guess this is what you do. Tell us about getting the voice of Igor Ah Guatemalan so I worked at the time with a wonderful voice coach Jackson and coach named Robert Eastern. Who's no longer with US and So we studied Guatemalan. And then I I started. He had sort of two versions of the character. That the voice that you heard there who actually now when I do a little higher but if this guy and A little more kind of a little tougher a little lower something like this and I sort of tried them out for a friend of mine who happens to be this amazing drag performer And he sort of helped me pick The voice you heard and then I realized actually into rehearsal that you know what I was really just imitating my maternal grandmother Wow that's Like like as you mentioned I grew up in an Sephardic Jewish household which speech led dino. Which is Spanish dialect and that was very much the accent and way my grandmother sounded and she was a very loving maternal person which felt right for the character as well so I sort of was doing an impression. My grandma right right You know it's it's so interesting as I listen to that and we. We talked about the controversy about the Abu Voice on the simpsons and this film was swept twenty four years ago and I wonder if it were made today. If you know a white guy doing Guatemela mile and voice like this would draw criticism. Is this occurred to you absolutely? It's good they see it as a good show. Dave your brain stateful. It absolutely absolutely has occurred to me and I think we can say that pretty much for sure if this role was moving may today they wouldn't offer me this role they would they would get a Guatemala or Latin Character Land Guy to play it and which I think is as it should be and is right and You know I I did my best with this with a lot of love and pride and has meticulously as I could So you know. I don't regret doing it but I acknowledge that it would be done differently. today. I want to ask to before. We leave the birdcage This is a hilarious film and Robin Williams. Just as so. He's such an improviser and I'm just wondering where you breaking up all the time on the set where there seems. There were improvised yes. Robin is You know his stick was to go wildly off script and with flights of fancy and it was often hilarious But in this particular movie directed by the late Great Mike Nichols got all these people are gone. It's really sad but Mike didn't want that he wanted to play as a really tight. Farce wanted to keep the pace moving. And so we rehearsed it like a play which is very unusual movie for about two or three weeks you gathered at at over paramount just ran the scenes in rehearsal as if it was a plan. Were pretty much all off book and ready to go with each scene. Because he didn't want to do too much coverage you wanted to just have the scenes play in real time and if you look back at that movie there isn't too much close ups or just. Kinda plays and he said to Robin and to Nathan Lane. Who was very witty tremendous. Improviser himself he said Guy. Mike talk like this. He said now gentlemen. I know you love to go off script and it's delightful so what we're going to do is we're going to rehearse and feel free to say whatever you like and goes crazy off book as you like and Elaine Elaine may brought it is going to take it all down and we're going to choose the lines. Were like the best. And we're going to stick with those. We're not going to improvise on the day. And that Drove Robin. Insane as you might imagine. And that's what we did And Robin would beg for what he called wild takes. He called Mike boss boss boss. Please take boss please. While take and so we do a take where Robin could go insane. Insane as he liked and some of that made it into the movie but most of it was pretty much. We rehearsed it. We'll hang barry. It's been fun. Thanks so much for speaking with us. Thank you very much Dave. Anka's area spoke with fresh air's Davies is areas stars in the IFC series brock. Meyer the fourth and final. Season Begins Tomorrow night at ten. The first three seasons are available on. Hulu coming up. John powers reviews the new eight part. Hulu series little fires everywhere. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Carrie Washington. I'm Terry Gross. And this is fresh air this week on. Npr's visibility. 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I can't say exactly when this changed. Maybe somewhere between Obama's reelection in the trump presidency but these days we're seeing an explosion of shows on the subject including blackish watchmen Atlanta shots fired and the people vs OJ Simpson. Now comes little fires everywhere. A new eight part Hulu series adapted from the two thousand seventeen bestseller by Celeste ing. Set during the late nineties prosperous Shaker Heights Ohio. This drama uses the fraud encounter between two families. One will often white one bohemian black to raise tricky questions about race social class at how much we can shape life to our ends. The story begins with Taipei mother. Lena Richardson that's Reese Witherspoon. Watching her family's large home burned down and hearing everyone say that her disaffected daughter. Izzy set the fire to see why this happened. We flashback several months. That's when Olena Rinse out. Her family owned apartment to warrant a nomadic single mom artist played by Carrie Washington and her teenage daughter Pearl. That's Lexi underwood bursting with noblesse oblige. Elena is proud to be helping me and Pearl. Make a home in Shaker heights a liberal bastion of good schools and seeming racial equality. She wants me and Pearl to have a good life like the when she shares the third lawyer husband played by a genial Joshua Jackson and therefore teenage kids but life isn't so neat even as Pearl begins spending time with the Richardson House drawn by. It's unfamiliar air of stability. The rebellious izzy gravitates to the SPIKY MIA whose art strive to show people as they really are not as they want to be seen. The Waris Mir neither likes nor trusts Selena whom she finds complacent she's unhappy. That Pearl is being pulled into the Richardson. Family orbit believing they're both spoiling and using her daughter to keep an eye on this. She accepts Lena's cringe-worthy offer to do domestic work around their house. Naturally the relationship is strained as you can hear when Elena burst in on MIA unannounced with the problem. Something burning. Sorry I knocked. Can I help you? Yes I forgot to give you the keys to the House and money for Gracious I the place looks great. Actually the reason that I came by was because I called the person that you listed as your previous landlord and strangely he didn't seem to know you Well the numbers must have gotten mixed up. Well I would really appreciate. You could get me the unmixed members in problem wonderful. Well I'll let you get back to work. Oh I was thinking brisket tonight. It's just easy. I'll see you later. Little fires everywhere is being compared to big little lies. Another Witherspoon lead adaptation about women in the Middle Class Eden but it lacks that earlier series. Physi- BRIO instead. It rolls out in overstuffed plot involving dark secrets Teen Romance Homophobic bullying and unwanted pregnancy. Not to mention the custody battle between a Chinese immigrant who abandoned her baby girl and Elaine is friend who adopted her little fires everywhere for all this stuff to show hits. It's peak in the face offs and Elena they're vastly different experiences have given them almost opposed visions of the world visions. That and here. They're quite like they tend to impose on those around them. Elena is a true child of Shaker Heights who raises her kids to believe that the world will be orderly and benevolent. If as she puts it you make good choices for Mia. Such philosophy reeks of white privilege. You didn't make good choices. She tells Elena you had good choices. A wounded loaner. She teaches her daughter that if she doesn't stand up for herself nobody will know after his better itself deceiving entitlement than Witherspoon. Who shows us? How ILLIONIS TRIPPY CONTROL-FREAK PROPRIETY? Let's rig nor things in the world and herself that she doesn't want to deal with if Elena doesn't see enough. Washington plays MIA as a woman who may see too much. She edges toward extremes from tremendous vulnerability to obvious though politeness to a furious sense of righteousness. We believe it. Washington's Mia could have actually made the art that we see which is Stark Eerie and confrontational. One would never use these same words to describe little fires everywhere when they first moved into their apartment. Perlas reading the history of Shaker heights and learns that it's a town in day quote built on the principle that things can and should be built to avoid uncertainty and disaster. Little fires everywhere seems to have been made in the same spirit. Highly watchable yet stayed. It's the kind of classy well-meaning show that you can imagine Olena calling thought provoking and MIA turning off critic at large. John Powers reviewed the new series. Little fires everywhere. It begins tomorrow on Hulu tomorrow on fresh air. We'll talk about the case for abolishing the Electoral College with Jesse Wegmann author of the new book. Let the people pick the president? He's a member of the New York. Times editorial board. I hope you'll join us. Fresh Air's executive producer is Danny Miller our interviews and reviews produced and edited by any salad. From this Myers Sam brigger Lauren Crandall Heidi Samonte recent madden moves. Eighty Thea challenor and says Kelly. I'm Terry Gross.

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