22 Burst results for "John Wartime"

Former Player and Agent Donald Dell

Beyond The Baseline

05:39 min | 4 months ago

Former Player and Agent Donald Dell

"Everyone John Wartime here is this week's sports illustrated? Tennis podcast is also the first week of Wimbledon. He says wistfully our guest this week. Is Donald Dell? Donald is a former player a promoter broadcaster at agent. He's worn many hats, not unlike Bartholomew Cubans. He is also worn many at once. Donald is still force in tennis. He wrote an op Ed recently in the Washington Post, about the prospect of combining the men's and women's tours, so we talk about that. We talked about where tennis is right now, and as a bonus, Donald signed Michael Jordan out of North Carolina and especially after last dance. We talk about Michael Jordan so some non tennis bonus coverage on Michael Jordan and a lot of good tennis. Talk here's Donald Dell. Appreciate you doing. How are you doing? I'm doing fine We've been lucky I've been home since about March fifteenth, but my two daughters, their husbands, and our two grandchildren, five and seven are about thirty yards from where we are, and it's like one hundred twenty day thanksgiving. It doesn't sound bad. Yeah, let's I I. Don't know but I got a couple of things to bring up. I. Did want to talk about the the op-ed you wrote. Wrote thought you'd be a good person to talk about with the the tour merger, which has been eclipsed lately by a Co bit in the US Open, but this was sort of a hot topic, and everyone says the same thing which is great idea. The devils in the details, so let's let's advance that. How do we exercise those those devils details? How do we push through? So this becomes more than. In abstract idea that we need to negotiate what what are we doing to make this happen? Well I I think I think more than that. The Devil Devil's in the the leadership in other words I think it's GonNa take strong leaders it both part, both groups to get done, and I think Steve. Simon, and Mickey Lawler. Are Really, veterans, and and well respected, and well like Gatanzi the new chairman of the ATP I'm told his very smart very capable. And I. Think if the if they wanted to really do it, they get together. And then it takes a lot of support. You Know Billie, Jean and Roger, and some of the leaders in the game. All got behind it, then you. It's sort of like all the protests out there today you gotTa. You gotta move the ships and it's a big alphabet soup that everybody sort of fights for their turf. The ATP tour. Has Really established itself, but it's not part of the grand. Slams not far the idea. And not that that they want to be I don't Miss Other Sami, but I just think. Recently in the last six or eight years, the ATP tour has not worked very effectively in some senses because they've been voting in blocks the three tournament directors vote together. The three player reps vote together, and then the chairman's left. There was hanging vote and literally one vote because he always makes one side unhappy in the last two chairman. If you review John have been fired. Because one group didn't like how voted, and they need a super majority of forty two to extend. His contract so his contract ran out. In the last two cases now I'm told by people that very close to respect the Gal Gal Danzi is quite a different. Person needs a very strong leader, very smart and media and he really gets it. I just think for the sport It would be really helpful to have the two groups. Merged on a on a simple basis, and the when you talk about the details, you're right but I think the simplicity is what matters keep it simple stupid when you want to merge the to start with you don't have to have exactly the same boards, the same voting members, but come in and merge it, and have you know five or six basic principles and truthfully. We, found out in Washington with the city open that Iran for fifty years literally for the WTI ESPN Tennis Foundation. That We. We had a men's only event for forty two years, and then city came along our title sponsor, and rightfully said look fifty one percent of our clients. Bankers are women, so we're not gonNA. Unless you'll bring a women's tournament into it and we did, but it was a problem because there's a bigger women's event at Sanford for seven hundred thousand, we were only allowed by the rules for two fifty, but guess what. The ATP the minority of the ATP ten percent fought it tooth and nail. They didn't want it integrated tournament. And I to go before the board three different times, and swear up and down that we give him favorability on the scheduling of the Center Court. Scheduling, transportation scheduling practice courts. And it just didn't. It's working okay. And the women, the best women like to play Washington but now under the new WTA rules. We can only sign one of the top twenty in the world in order to protect the other event. That's raising more prize money by seven hundred or more, so those kind of problems out to be worked out and the ATP tour really needs to get a stronger with this membership the the the vocal minority, which is really only about ten or twelve percent, and it's always the complainers on the tour. The to aboard knows who they are, and they're always ranked between one hundred, fifty and three hundred,

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"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

05:44 min | 4 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"Everyone John Wartime here is this week's sports illustrated tennis podcast hope everyone is well healthy wearing a mask not at a Belgrade disco topless, which I suppose is where we ought to start Jamie I'm glad you're you're with me today. How's everything in your world? It is good I. AM also not in a Belgrade club dancing around in close quarters. Shouting. Indoors So, that's a win I. You know I had wanted to do A. Normal podcast. We're going to talk to Donald Dell longtime agent. He had some very interesting <hes> thoughts about how to merge the ATP and the WPA we were GonNA talk about. The plan for the US Open and tennis getting back in there some events this week. We were talking about the Patrick. marauded lose event, and the Charleston ended in of course <hes> everything <hes> blew up metaphorically and I. Guess You could say in a sense literally with news from <hes> from the Balkans this weekend which we probably timestamped us, we are speaking on. What is today Wednesday morning the right as cracked. So we are seventy two hours into this <hes>. Kindly, call it a narrative <hes>. I spoken a lot about this. I've written about this I will say before we can talk. Specifics I'm very surprised at the stem, and this is really world news. I mean I was getting calls. From Aljazeera the BBC and then I just Mary. Carillo is on MSNBC Today. Mean is really become much more than tennis story. For better worse I would argue worse, but this really has been. The kind of story had ripples beyond the the sport and beyond sports period I think a lot of people are. Sort of trying to figure out how we eat back to normal I think we're trying to see I think we're starting to see some real. Sort of disparities in countries, and even here in the United States with how this is not only being managed, and not only with the data says, but just in terms of philosophy, so I think this is the story of really found its way into into a much broader story, and this has become absolutely <hes> world news. I mean this is as big as a ten stories we've had since there's been a match and I guess what why don't we just start there? I, mean Jamie. Let's start with. Top Line Impressions of <hes> the Adria Tour Novak Djokovic in the last seventy two hours. Yeah you're right to say that tennis exhibitions don't normally get this much press. I think it's always a funny thing with antennas. When people you know who aren't as familiar with the sport, they see results from from an Axa, whether it's early in the year late in the year, and you know somebody, beat, someone, and most people just sort of shrug it off, but it's as you said really interesting to see how much this has really gone across the world. World and everyone is talking about it and rightfully, so because this is a big issue in I think it was from the Gecko, when we started to see the photos and the videos of everything that was happening between the hugging and <hes> everything that was happening on the court, and then of course everything that was happening all off the court. All of those images in those photos are really going to be the mark of this event of this tournament. And jovovich whether or not he deserves all of the blame or not will also be the face of this issue for a long time coming <hes> he is the organizer of this event of course, and also the oldest <hes> in terms of the players that was there and for me. That was something that you know. He really needed to use his his advantage, and the the younger players thereof and born Cora and others <hes> even Dmitrov for what it's worth. You know are are younger than him. They look up to him <hes>. <hes> and for him to invite these players to come to this tournament in for him to organize this in the way that he did end to have the results that we had is just <hes>. It's not great, and I wish that the best tennis player you know the number one in the world right now had thought a little bit more about how he was exposing all these people. It's unsafe conditions and took a little bit more time to think about how what the results and the repercussions of this could have been. Yeah I mean I think no-one covered themselves in glory. I mean there's already been a lot of finger. Pointing joke of its father have having moved on from from fettered. Baby is now pointing fingers at Dmitrov as the culprit, I mean this is just ugly stuff I. Mean I think we ought to pause here in and say we do hope everyone makes. A speedy and easy recovery as as nick, curious I wrote. Nick curious turned into the the Wiseman of tennis Munich. curios thoughts on all of this have been. A lot more reasonable and responsible than anyone else's and the nick curious very rightly says this virus is not a joke, so. Go further. Let's be clear. We hope everybody makes a a quick recovery from virus that we know you know. Six figures over is can be fatal. <hes> having said all that I think I mean it's sort of interesting in the grand scheme of things, people who are casual fans or not even sports fans at all. This is hubris recklessness, and here's this athlete who somehow has been living in. Sick enough bubble so that he doesn't realize it. You can pass this on other people and hey. Viruses are really contagious and things like masks really work

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Novak Djokovic and the Adria Tour Antics

Beyond The Baseline

05:44 min | 4 months ago

Novak Djokovic and the Adria Tour Antics

"Everyone John Wartime here is this week's sports illustrated tennis podcast hope everyone is well healthy wearing a mask not at a Belgrade disco topless, which I suppose is where we ought to start Jamie I'm glad you're you're with me today. How's everything in your world? It is good I. AM also not in a Belgrade club dancing around in close quarters. Shouting. Indoors So, that's a win I. You know I had wanted to do A. Normal podcast. We're going to talk to Donald Dell longtime agent. He had some very interesting thoughts about how to merge the ATP and the WPA we were GonNA talk about. The plan for the US Open and tennis getting back in there some events this week. We were talking about the Patrick. marauded lose event, and the Charleston ended in of course everything blew up metaphorically and I. Guess You could say in a sense literally with news from from the Balkans this weekend which we probably timestamped us, we are speaking on. What is today Wednesday morning the right as cracked. So we are seventy two hours into this Kindly, call it a narrative I spoken a lot about this. I've written about this I will say before we can talk. Specifics I'm very surprised at the stem, and this is really world news. I mean I was getting calls. From Aljazeera the BBC and then I just Mary. Carillo is on MSNBC Today. Mean is really become much more than tennis story. For better worse I would argue worse, but this really has been. The kind of story had ripples beyond the the sport and beyond sports period I think a lot of people are. Sort of trying to figure out how we eat back to normal I think we're trying to see I think we're starting to see some real. Sort of disparities in countries, and even here in the United States with how this is not only being managed, and not only with the data says, but just in terms of philosophy, so I think this is the story of really found its way into into a much broader story, and this has become absolutely world news. I mean this is as big as a ten stories we've had since there's been a match and I guess what why don't we just start there? I, mean Jamie. Let's start with. Top Line Impressions of the Adria Tour Novak Djokovic in the last seventy two hours. Yeah you're right to say that tennis exhibitions don't normally get this much press. I think it's always a funny thing with antennas. When people you know who aren't as familiar with the sport, they see results from from an Axa, whether it's early in the year late in the year, and you know somebody, beat, someone, and most people just sort of shrug it off, but it's as you said really interesting to see how much this has really gone across the world. World and everyone is talking about it and rightfully, so because this is a big issue in I think it was from the Gecko, when we started to see the photos and the videos of everything that was happening between the hugging and everything that was happening on the court, and then of course everything that was happening all off the court. All of those images in those photos are really going to be the mark of this event of this tournament. And jovovich whether or not he deserves all of the blame or not will also be the face of this issue for a long time coming he is the organizer of this event of course, and also the oldest in terms of the players that was there and for me. That was something that you know. He really needed to use his his advantage, and the the younger players thereof and born Cora and others even Dmitrov for what it's worth. You know are are younger than him. They look up to him and for him to invite these players to come to this tournament in for him to organize this in the way that he did end to have the results that we had is just It's not great, and I wish that the best tennis player you know the number one in the world right now had thought a little bit more about how he was exposing all these people. It's unsafe conditions and took a little bit more time to think about how what the results and the repercussions of this could have been. Yeah I mean I think no-one covered themselves in glory. I mean there's already been a lot of finger. Pointing joke of its father have having moved on from from fettered. Baby is now pointing fingers at Dmitrov as the culprit, I mean this is just ugly stuff I. Mean I think we ought to pause here in and say we do hope everyone makes. A speedy and easy recovery as as nick, curious I wrote. Nick curious turned into the the Wiseman of tennis Munich. curios thoughts on all of this have been. A lot more reasonable and responsible than anyone else's and the nick curious very rightly says this virus is not a joke, so. Go further. Let's be clear. We hope everybody makes a a quick recovery from virus that we know you know. Six figures over is can be fatal. having said all that I think I mean it's sort of interesting in the grand scheme of things, people who are casual fans or not even sports fans at all. This is hubris recklessness, and here's this athlete who somehow has been living in. Sick enough bubble so that he doesn't realize it. You can pass this on other people and hey. Viruses are really contagious and things like masks really work

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"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

07:14 min | 4 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"Everyone John Wartime here. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Everyone is doing well our guest. This week is severe Panja. Who is a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara teaches creative writing Asian American literature, and also more importantly for our purposes has just written a terrific tennis book members only which tennis figures prominently both as a plot device in a metaphor I. I absolutely devour this book. We will link it link the Amazon page on our show page, but this is a fun conversation talking about tennis talking about writing talking about tennis as a storytelling device full disclosure Samir I share a publisher and publicist, so I want to dispense with that, but this was a really fun conversation a fun book timely book. I think people will love book members. Only it's called, and here is a on enjoyable half hour conversation here we go. I start off by congratulating him. I really you know people. Binge Watch TV shows I. binged dread members only and. Plowed through edited, it did not disappoint. Grad seriously congrats I. Mean it's it's great. It's it's really. SMART, and funny, and I thought we'll talk about this later. I thought very topical, and it's also does. Does tennis right so you succeeded on many dimensions as far as I'm concerned. CONGRATS I. I will say that you saying it did tennis right? Is means particularly lot because you know. I think. In terms of different kinds of readers, right, there's there's. Specific details if I'm reading something in if somebody gets a core detail wrong, which is not that big of a deal? It can be. It can break it for me. You know I'm Mike. Okay I can't do this anymore. Right I can't go down this road trusting this person and so I'm really happy to hear that I mean. Tennis is a big. I love the sport and we can also talk about that as well, but so that's great. Thank you I I. I wrote it with a certain kind of. Kind of propulsion in mind, right and I kinda wanted to be read that way, and then hopefully there other things. You know that you can go back to, or you can think about in ways in terms of how Raj operates in this in this book that can take a little bit more consideration, but you know in these in. These days. I want to read a book quickly. And I think in some ways I wanted to write a book that people could read quickly as well. The I say it's your talk. Not I feel like you're talking about a nonfiction book and everything's on the table. Right everything the next serve I feel I. Don't know what lessons You'd like me to take I don't know how much we can reveal here. Well, let's start you. To your character, so let's let's start there To to tennis fans, it is not spelled R. A. J. as your character is, but you know Raj is a name of relevance. Tennis fans You, you mentioned the details. You Got Right now. I think you're absolutely right. I think the second somebody writes about tennis of calls. A rally volley! We've got issues right? You did not do that this either was a studious research or else. You really have some grounding in tennis. What's what's your background sport? Yeah, you know so I so we came. We moved to America when I was eight years old. I lived in Bombay until I was eight owes a huge cricket fan. I played a ton of cricket. And we moved into A. Kind of an apartment complex when we arrived here and and. There was a tennis court. Right next to it where we're well. This was in the East Bay. This was east of. Glee in in in a in a city called San Pablo. and. You know. I think when I was like nine or ten years old, there was a man who would always come there in hidden serves like ten down the t ten out. Why ten down the T ten out wide, and I just started going down there and Collecting balls for him. And this! I think a you know him and his wife. They didn't have kids, and you know in a lovely gesture. At some point. He showed up with a tennis racket. And kinda showed me how to shift the grip for forehand and backhand, which was my first official lesson in the game and so. I so I started playing there. I played through high school and you know. and. Then I stopped playing the game for years. I stopped playing college. I didn't play it in Graduate School You know I moved my wife and I moved to new. York For five years where I had my first academic job. Getting Court New York as you know, is not an easy task, and so I have always kind of played the game, and then also I just love the game the pro game as well right, which is that I wasn't quite. Aware of the Borg McEnroe Connors era, but I think I really started watching you it with lendl real under at Burgh those are the I think in Michael Chang, so that was kind of mid might time said mid eighties moment. And so I've been kind of a fan of the sport in that way throughout the time and then. You know it's a great middle aged sport like I, love. I love the sociology of it. The player talking yeah. Yeah Yeah. Yeah, so in both of those things, so that's why I'm just. It is as a kind of as a spectator as a player It's a one sport that I kind of gravitate towards the much. Your! Your book is titled Members. Only get I feel like I. Want to tip toe here. Not Give them too much, but it does the tennis club. Membership Practices figure prominently. Do you Where do you play you member of a clobber? Yeah, you know it's a small can of You know one of the things. I, it's a kind of a baked California type of place right, it's A. It's a simple kind of We live in Santa Barbara and it's you know and I. Say this in the book a little bit. I grew up in the East Bay playing. Public courts because that is what was there right? meaning that that is what we played right and there were certainly kids in high school that. Kind of went off. In Berkeley, they went to practice at the Claremont played at the fancy, the fancy hotel on a hill, exactly exactly right and so I remember like what is the Clermont what do you do at the Claremont right? And so it was always kind of in my head, and of course you know when you're on the tenth eleventh grade, just.

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"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

06:10 min | 4 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"Everyone John Wartime here. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Everyone is doing well our guest. This week is severe Panja. Who is a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara teaches creative writing Asian American literature, and also more importantly for our purposes has just written a terrific tennis book members only which <hes> tennis figures prominently both as a plot device in a metaphor I. I absolutely devour this book. We will link it <hes> link the Amazon page on our show page, but this is a fun conversation talking about tennis talking about writing talking about tennis as a storytelling device full disclosure <hes> Samir I share a publisher and publicist, so I want to dispense with that, but this was a really fun conversation a fun book timely book. I think people will love book members. Only it's called, and here is a on enjoyable half hour conversation here we go. I start off by congratulating him. I really you know people. Binge Watch TV shows I. binged dread members only and. Plowed through edited, it did not disappoint. Grad seriously congrats I. Mean it's it's great. It's it's really. SMART, and funny, and I thought we'll talk about this later. I thought very topical, and it's also does. Does tennis right so you succeeded on many dimensions as far as I'm concerned. CONGRATS I. I will say that you saying it did tennis right? Is <hes> means particularly lot because you know. I think. In terms of different kinds of readers, right, there's there's. Specific details if I'm reading something in if somebody gets a core detail wrong, which is not that big of a deal? It can be. It can break it for me. You know I'm Mike. Okay I can't do this anymore. Right I can't go down this road trusting this person and so I'm really happy to hear that I mean. Tennis is a big. I love the sport and we can also talk about that as well, but <hes> so that's great. Thank you I I. I wrote it with a certain kind of. Kind of propulsion in mind, right and I kinda wanted to be read that way, and then <hes> hopefully there other things. You know that you can go back to, or you can think about in ways in terms of how Raj operates in this in this book <hes> that can take a little bit more consideration, but you know in these in. These days. I want to read a book quickly. And <hes> I think in some ways I wanted to write a book that people could read quickly as well. The I say it's your talk. Not I feel like you're talking about a nonfiction book and everything's on the table. Right everything the next serve I feel I. Don't know what lessons <hes>. You'd like me to take I don't know how much we can reveal here. Well, let's start you. To your character, so let's let's start there <hes>. To to tennis fans, it is not spelled R. A. J. as your character is, but <hes> you know Raj is a name of relevance. Tennis fans <hes>. You, you mentioned the details. You Got Right now. I think you're absolutely right. I think the second somebody writes about tennis of calls. A rally volley! We've got issues right? You did not do that this either was a studious research or else. You really have some grounding in tennis. What's what's your background sport? Yeah, you know so I so we came. We moved to America when I was eight years old. I lived in Bombay until I was eight owes a huge cricket fan. I played a ton of cricket. And we moved into A. Kind of an apartment complex when we arrived here and <hes>. and. There was a tennis court. Right next to it where we're well. This was in the East Bay. This was east of. Glee in in in a in a city called San Pablo. and. You know. I think when I was like nine or ten years old, there was a man who would always come there in hidden serves like ten down the t ten out. Why ten down the T ten out wide, and I just started going down there and <hes>. Collecting balls for him. And this! I think a you know him and his wife. They didn't have kids, and you know in a lovely gesture. At some point. He showed up with a tennis racket. And kinda showed me how to shift the grip for forehand and backhand, which was my first official lesson in the game and so. I so I started playing there. I played through high school and you know. and. Then I stopped playing the game for years. I stopped playing college. I didn't play it in Graduate School <hes>. You know I moved my wife and I moved to new. York For five years where I had my first academic job. Getting Court New York as you know, is not an easy task, and so I have always kind of played the game, and then also I just love the game the pro game as well right, which is that I wasn't quite. Aware of the Borg McEnroe Connors era, but I think I really started watching you it with lendl real under at Burgh those are the I think in Michael Chang, so that was kind of mid might time said mid eighties moment. And so I've been kind of a fan of the sport in that way throughout the time and then. You know it's a great middle aged sport like I, love. I love the sociology of it. The player talking yeah. Yeah Yeah. Yeah, so in both of those things, so that's why I'm just. It is as a kind of as a spectator as a player <hes>. It's a one sport that I kind of gravitate towards the much.

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Sameer Pandya on "Members Only" Book

Beyond The Baseline

06:10 min | 4 months ago

Sameer Pandya on "Members Only" Book

"Everyone John Wartime here. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Everyone is doing well our guest. This week is severe Panja. Who is a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara teaches creative writing Asian American literature, and also more importantly for our purposes has just written a terrific tennis book members only which tennis figures prominently both as a plot device in a metaphor I. I absolutely devour this book. We will link it link the Amazon page on our show page, but this is a fun conversation talking about tennis talking about writing talking about tennis as a storytelling device full disclosure Samir I share a publisher and publicist, so I want to dispense with that, but this was a really fun conversation a fun book timely book. I think people will love book members. Only it's called, and here is a on enjoyable half hour conversation here we go. I start off by congratulating him. I really you know people. Binge Watch TV shows I. binged dread members only and. Plowed through edited, it did not disappoint. Grad seriously congrats I. Mean it's it's great. It's it's really. SMART, and funny, and I thought we'll talk about this later. I thought very topical, and it's also does. Does tennis right so you succeeded on many dimensions as far as I'm concerned. CONGRATS I. I will say that you saying it did tennis right? Is means particularly lot because you know. I think. In terms of different kinds of readers, right, there's there's. Specific details if I'm reading something in if somebody gets a core detail wrong, which is not that big of a deal? It can be. It can break it for me. You know I'm Mike. Okay I can't do this anymore. Right I can't go down this road trusting this person and so I'm really happy to hear that I mean. Tennis is a big. I love the sport and we can also talk about that as well, but so that's great. Thank you I I. I wrote it with a certain kind of. Kind of propulsion in mind, right and I kinda wanted to be read that way, and then hopefully there other things. You know that you can go back to, or you can think about in ways in terms of how Raj operates in this in this book that can take a little bit more consideration, but you know in these in. These days. I want to read a book quickly. And I think in some ways I wanted to write a book that people could read quickly as well. The I say it's your talk. Not I feel like you're talking about a nonfiction book and everything's on the table. Right everything the next serve I feel I. Don't know what lessons You'd like me to take I don't know how much we can reveal here. Well, let's start you. To your character, so let's let's start there To to tennis fans, it is not spelled R. A. J. as your character is, but you know Raj is a name of relevance. Tennis fans You, you mentioned the details. You Got Right now. I think you're absolutely right. I think the second somebody writes about tennis of calls. A rally volley! We've got issues right? You did not do that this either was a studious research or else. You really have some grounding in tennis. What's what's your background sport? Yeah, you know so I so we came. We moved to America when I was eight years old. I lived in Bombay until I was eight owes a huge cricket fan. I played a ton of cricket. And we moved into A. Kind of an apartment complex when we arrived here and and. There was a tennis court. Right next to it where we're well. This was in the East Bay. This was east of. Glee in in in a in a city called San Pablo. and. You know. I think when I was like nine or ten years old, there was a man who would always come there in hidden serves like ten down the t ten out. Why ten down the T ten out wide, and I just started going down there and Collecting balls for him. And this! I think a you know him and his wife. They didn't have kids, and you know in a lovely gesture. At some point. He showed up with a tennis racket. And kinda showed me how to shift the grip for forehand and backhand, which was my first official lesson in the game and so. I so I started playing there. I played through high school and you know. and. Then I stopped playing the game for years. I stopped playing college. I didn't play it in Graduate School You know I moved my wife and I moved to new. York For five years where I had my first academic job. Getting Court New York as you know, is not an easy task, and so I have always kind of played the game, and then also I just love the game the pro game as well right, which is that I wasn't quite. Aware of the Borg McEnroe Connors era, but I think I really started watching you it with lendl real under at Burgh those are the I think in Michael Chang, so that was kind of mid might time said mid eighties moment. And so I've been kind of a fan of the sport in that way throughout the time and then. You know it's a great middle aged sport like I, love. I love the sociology of it. The player talking yeah. Yeah Yeah. Yeah, so in both of those things, so that's why I'm just. It is as a kind of as a spectator as a player It's a one sport that I kind of gravitate towards the much.

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"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

05:39 min | 4 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"Everyone John Wartime here this week. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Our guest is Patrick Barada. Blue is a tennis entrepreneur healed. And Namesake Academy you probably know him best as coach up Serena Williams and Coco Golf he a commentator. He's also the commissioner of the UPS. WHAT DOES UPS? Is the ultimate tennis showdown, which is <hes>. What are these unsanctioned events occurring during covid? This event is happening June thirteenth through July twelfth at the more Talk Academy on the French Riviera. Players include deficits poss-. Matteo Bertini David Gafa been pair Richard Gasquet so <hes>. This is another one of these events that's going on while there are new tour events, so we talk with Patrick ups, but also a bit about tennis in twenty twenty. He made some news this week when he talked about. How tennis needs an overhaul. How the? The audience is getting older and we talk about some of the possibilities in plans there. He was <hes>. We recorded this full disclosure on Wednesday day before apparently, there was a press conference. He was a little bit coy about revealing the specifics of ups, but it does sound like he's going to unveil some of these innovations that <hes> that he talked about an in baked herbs so <hes>. This is a good conversation we agree on some things disagree on others, but <hes> think you'll enjoy the next <hes> half hour so. So. Here's here's Patrick. Where are you? How are you? Might I get him in south France and I'm good. I'm very busy because we use that. <hes> down periods to. Be as creative as possible. Let's talk about that. You also you. You look like you got a haircut. Did yesterday. You have a good eye. Eric Good. You're the lucky ones. So you have. A big week ahead of you. We were talking actually on tennis channel just an hour ago about about. UTSA and some of the players that are going to be in the field. What what's the objectives I mean? It's the players need to play in. Events need to happen. What why do this? I do this because I feel that tennis needs to reinvent itself I know when I said it sounds a bit too much, but I explain explain why. The tennis founded getting older. The Fan base is getting older <hes> nothing against people that at a certain point, any fan base has to be renewed. If it's not renewed. People are getting older and older. At some point. It's not gonNa work anymore and when you're busy. Sixty one years old and get one year older every year. You have to start to worry and try to find solutions, so I tried to understand why we were in this situation. <hes> I realized that <hes> I level. People feel that it was better before that's. That's what I hear every day, and you probably hear the same by the way people tell me this everyday simple. Better before okay, so I ask why because we had better personalities before hand I think <hes> I think that it's not true I think we have great personalities in tennis but I think they don't dare anymore expressing their emotions and expressing who they are, it's <hes>. It's <hes>. It's all about being politically correct all the time, so it's not very fun for the for new fans, not very appealing. And <hes> we get real lot of diversity diverse, still game styles university with the young players, very young women being in Grand Slam finals that we don't have anymore because of rules, all this is because the rules that have been been put in place rules to prevent young players to reach the final grand slams rules. Due To intentional or not, but we destroyed and get rid of the servant <unk> players for example he says because of rules also <hes> <hes> I mean. The uniformization of the surfaces and the code of conduct which is rules also that get rid of the diversity of this person is is on court. And the percents very polished now. And I think it affects the show. The Game of tennis is incredible show of tennis I think is. Very old fashioned. and. Goal is to bring the best from the best. And also to be more modern in the way to showcase is taking into consideration how people consume videos and sports and anything actually today. The the American cliche is that there's a lot to unpack there <hes>. To! What extent are you differentiating between? When when the ball is in play in when it's not because I'm looking out there and I'm seeing. I saw a sixteen year old that I will call her a girl, and not a woman I saw sixteen year old girl. Addressing a crowd about an issue having nothing to do with tennis and I see a thirty nine year old. Man is is going to get knee surgery, but continue playing in twenty twenty one and I see a much more racially diverse and nationally diverse sport than than I did twenty years ago. I push back on some of that, but I I think your your point when the balls in play. I think is a much different situation. I mean when when do you think we lost? When did we lose these fans? I think so first of all I think the game is extremely slow. I think <hes> tennis matches a marathon. You have to sit down and have a almost for the next three hours if not more. And to ask <hes> fifteen or twenty or even twenty five or thirty years old good, this is not going to happen. So! That's a big problem.

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Patrick Mouratoglou on Ultimate Tennis Showdown

Beyond The Baseline

05:40 min | 4 months ago

Patrick Mouratoglou on Ultimate Tennis Showdown

"Everyone John Wartime here this week. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Our guest is Patrick Barada. Blue is a tennis entrepreneur healed. And Namesake Academy you probably know him best as coach up Serena Williams and Coco Golf he a commentator. He's also the commissioner of the UPS. WHAT DOES UPS? Is the ultimate tennis showdown, which is What are these unsanctioned events occurring during covid? This event is happening June thirteenth through July twelfth at the more Talk Academy on the French Riviera. Players include deficits poss-. Matteo Bertini David Gafa been pair Richard Gasquet so This is another one of these events that's going on while there are new tour events, so we talk with Patrick ups, but also a bit about tennis in twenty twenty. He made some news this week when he talked about. How tennis needs an overhaul. How the? The audience is getting older and we talk about some of the possibilities in plans there. He was We recorded this full disclosure on Wednesday day before apparently, there was a press conference. He was a little bit coy about revealing the specifics of ups, but it does sound like he's going to unveil some of these innovations that that he talked about an in baked herbs so This is a good conversation we agree on some things disagree on others, but think you'll enjoy the next half hour so. So. Here's here's Patrick. Where are you? How are you? Might I get him in south France and I'm good. I'm very busy because we use that. down periods to. Be as creative as possible. Let's talk about that. You also you. You look like you got a haircut. Did yesterday. You have a good eye. Eric Good. You're the lucky ones. So you have. A big week ahead of you. We were talking actually on tennis channel just an hour ago about about. UTSA and some of the players that are going to be in the field. What what's the objectives I mean? It's the players need to play in. Events need to happen. What why do this? I do this because I feel that tennis needs to reinvent itself I know when I said it sounds a bit too much, but I explain explain why. The tennis founded getting older. The Fan base is getting older nothing against people that at a certain point, any fan base has to be renewed. If it's not renewed. People are getting older and older. At some point. It's not gonNa work anymore and when you're busy. Sixty one years old and get one year older every year. You have to start to worry and try to find solutions, so I tried to understand why we were in this situation. I realized that I level. People feel that it was better before that's. That's what I hear every day, and you probably hear the same by the way people tell me this everyday simple. Better before okay, so I ask why because we had better personalities before hand I think I think that it's not true I think we have great personalities in tennis but I think they don't dare anymore expressing their emotions and expressing who they are, it's It's It's all about being politically correct all the time, so it's not very fun for the for new fans, not very appealing. And we get real lot of diversity diverse, still game styles university with the young players, very young women being in Grand Slam finals that we don't have anymore because of rules, all this is because the rules that have been been put in place rules to prevent young players to reach the final grand slams rules. Due To intentional or not, but we destroyed and get rid of the servant players for example he says because of rules also I mean. The uniformization of the surfaces and the code of conduct which is rules also that get rid of the diversity of this person is is on court. And the percents very polished now. And I think it affects the show. The Game of tennis is incredible show of tennis I think is. Very old fashioned. and. Goal is to bring the best from the best. And also to be more modern in the way to showcase is taking into consideration how people consume videos and sports and anything actually today. The the American cliche is that there's a lot to unpack there To! What extent are you differentiating between? When when the ball is in play in when it's not because I'm looking out there and I'm seeing. I saw a sixteen year old that I will call her a girl, and not a woman I saw sixteen year old girl. Addressing a crowd about an issue having nothing to do with tennis and I see a thirty nine year old. Man is is going to get knee surgery, but continue playing in twenty twenty one and I see a much more racially diverse and nationally diverse sport than than I did twenty years ago. I push back on some of that, but I I think your your point when the balls in play. I think is a much different situation. I mean when when do you think we lost? When did we lose these fans? I think so first of all I think the game is extremely slow. I think tennis matches a marathon. You have to sit down and have a almost for the next three hours if not more. And to ask fifteen or twenty or even twenty five or thirty years old good, this is not going to happen. So! That's a big problem.

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"john wartime" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

03:57 min | 4 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"He can hit three point shots You know he's a great three point shooter a great driver? One of the things that I also recognize over their careers is no matter what the sport might be I, think Mohammed, Ali and boxing and certainly Larry Bird to some degree, if not a great degree in basketball along with Michael Jordan, and now Kobe is that the great athletes have always had to have some degree of controversy Jack something to challenge them whether it be a player, or they even make up what somebody said in order to get the most out of them as he that type of player as well. I mean Kobe us that people have just the most minute of course up quotes that they circle. You know on the board. Kobe's one of those guys that kind of you know he. He needs to be to get going. I think that was part of. I mean he if you ask I remember asking Kobe years of Kevin. Garnett, won the Most Valuable Player award and Shaq'll is still there. Kobe had a great season. Kobe averaged thirty point game was shack on the team shooting almost fifty percent, I think it's one of the great underrated seasons in NBA history and I Kobe near the end of the year. WHO SHOULD BE MVP me? And he really wasn't GonNa win! That year was sort of heading for Garnett. That's when the Minnesota was really good Kevin. Definitely deserved it. You know he's a rebound or a pass around a score and That's where Kobe is that that's really where he's coming from and a lot of athletes come from that area, but they somehow been able to. You know for one of a better word. The skies it better than the Kobe. Do you think that the incident in Colorado is something that's going to tarnish him or lease trail him throughout his entire career I only think that I don't even think it's the I. Don't I don't think anymore? It's the biggest thing you know. Some a couple of people said something interesting the article. Like I guess we put it in once or twice, but. That his kind of selling out Shaquille O'Neal when he told the Colorado detective that Shaquille did the same thing. pay pay money to women you know to protect. Protect them. That will be held against him as much as Colorado so i. don't think when it's all said and done that. He's going to be the guy that had an affair with a woman in in Colorado Hotel Room. No matter what happened I mean if we start holding every person or athlete accountable for that and I once again I don't know whether there was rape or not. You know the charges were. Thrown out, but I don't think that's going to be the number one thing. I think if he doesn't make it back to likability. It's going to be a whole pattern of things that come down to his. Personality not quite figuring out how to do it. We only have a minute left, but when you think back over this article, did it come out exactly the way you want? Do you think people have a better understanding of Kobe Bryant? Well, we were. We were sitting around trying to figure out how to do it. First of all to people writing an article I wrote with John Wartime and We actually wrote a whole novel together, so we're used to working together, but we just couldn't quite figure out how to do it. And suddenly we had this idea. Hey, let's just say eighty one things about Kobe Bryant mirroring his. His point production that night against Toronto, now the way it felt it as soon as he said that As soon as we decided that it sort of came clear that we let's just let's just let everybody talk. Let's hear some different voice. It turned out for various layout reasons not to be. We got away from that, but we wrote a little more unconventionally. We just Kinda went paragraph to paragraph and let let people talk and. You know we were you know we were hopefully pleased and I. You know whenever you hear that an athlete neither really liked it, nor hated it That's kind of the word That's sort of what you That's sort of what you hope or Jack I. WanNa thank you very much. I really enjoyed it I. Thought you gave great insight into a great athlete. Thank you. Come back and join us again on sports byline. Okay, thank you the name of the article. The Great Unknown in.

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"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

07:58 min | 5 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

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"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

07:11 min | 5 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"John Wartime here is this week's sports illustrated tennis podcast our guest. This week is James Blake. James of course is a former top by player commentator down with ESPN tournament director with the Miami Open. He is a husband, a father. He's been a friend of mine for a long time. Is One of the sports good guys? He is also sadly. Police brutality, and perhaps you've forgotten this, if so, it's because he dowse situation and didn't inflame it, but at the US Open in twenty fifteen, he was body, slammed in broad daylight while waiting to go out to the US, open that was the hands of a member of the NYPD. It was charitably called mistaken identity James didn't sue the police department and get a settlement. Check that I suspect the NYPD would happily of cut him. If it meant sparing them embarrassment, he did something much more creative in more helpful to society at large will. We'll talk about that. Give of last week. I thought it was important that. James speak if if he were so inclined and he was so here's a tennis podcast that contains not a lot of tennis, but James was thoughtful and intelligent and. Maybe above all empathetic toward all parties, including the the good police, he shares his thoughts and opinions here, and sadly his first-hand experience with this topic that's engulfed so much of the country and really the world these past few days so here without further ado from San Diego James. Start at the very beginning. How have you been experiencing last week? The last week's been been challenging. Definitely awesome sleep. Thinking about a lot of the things that happened to me in a lot of things that have happened to everyone in this country, especially everyone in the black and brown communities. It's really. Eye Opening and I try to be Zeno Me John. You know I i. generally try to be optimistic and think about things in a positive way. one positive thing is the fact that people are protesting. And want clarify that protesting I'm happy about the rioting I'm in no way happy about, but the protesters in the riots. In my opinion are very different so for people to be outraged because of what happened and for people to decide to use their their right. To Express concern, expressed, displeasure expressed anger and resentment towards the police officers that did this to degeorge floyd. Is actually encouraging to me because it's happened so often that I was really afraid the country has become desensitized. To the fact that lack Brown people are just losing their lives, and that's just a part of daily life. So I'm encouraged that people care. This was so agreed that it took people that get out into the streets, and I actually believe that there may not have been a conviction as quickly of this officer. If it hadn't been for the protesters, and then I'm definitely saddened than once it goes further. I'm saddened by the fact that these riots have been taken over I've talked to people that are. Around them are in them and doing doing something peacefully, and then just people show up. That are not art in their breaking windows throwing stuff. Like. Things on fire in that's not That's not the message is not a protest. That's just chaos. That's just looking to to promote chaos, and that's not what any of this other stuff standing for so I think there needs to be a distinction. Eknath a lot of people. Right that you know the looting. The rioting is just awful. It's a bad look in. It's terrible for the memory of George Floyd but I. Don't think those are the people that really cared about George Floyd to begin with. If people are saying when you're throwing fire extinguishers into urban outfitters. Is, no longer about George Floyd. Exactly, and that's why I think there needs to be a distinction because I. DO think they've been plenty of across the country. Plenty of protests that peaceful that are thought out that are Organiz that. That's that to me is is the that silver lining I'm taking? This is that that's America. That's what that's. What should happen is there's been a wrong. It's occurred. There's been tons of them over the past year over the past five years over the past. You know decades. And this one brought people to organize protests, and that's okay. That's great when it's been now. Co opted by people that are just benefiting from chaos. That's what's what's really muddied the waters and it's it's made the message and it's really unfair. I wish there was a way for the police officers for the officials, the governmenst to notice which ones are which and be able to really separate them out and punish those that are there just to do harm and let the others do what they've been trying to do. Which is just these Lee? Protests Let everyone know that change needs to happen. You'd say that. These incidents of police brutality of happened in the last year in the last five years and you. You speak from experience with that. You and I've talked about the police brutality I. mean. Do you see yourself as was there? Cross racial identity racial bias him, and do you see yourself as a victim of racial bias? As well I was looking at conversation. We had a I think another podcast and we talked a lot about brutality, but we didn't really talk much about the racial bias. Yes, I remember a remembered, obviously very believable when it happened. I didn't I didn't WanNa rush to judgment. I DIDN'T WANNA. Say That's the reason right away because I know how much of the power that is how much that can set off anger resentment that can set off just crazy fireworks, so I didn't say that initially my first interview I wanted to wait and then seeing all the facts. As I did throughout Seeing the officer that attacks me had. Incidents in all against African American. all seemingly racially motivated, and then the fact that the person that did arrest. For the crime supposedly looking at me for was white, there was no incident He was taken off peacefully. I don't believe he was in cops so. That to me makes me believe that. Yes, it was. It was racially motivated in the officer That did this to me. Is One of those is talked about in the the nice lamb, saying a bad apple. In my opinion, it's just a practice. Criminal is wearing a uniform, but what he was doing in my opinion is is is bordering on criminal so for for him to to do that and to do that so often meant to get away with. It is what these protests are about. Which is why I was screaming at the top of my lungs about I was still adamant about this person. This opposite did a to me being fired and not having this job, because almost every person like their. Jovan that. Ends up killing an unarmed civilian has these kinds of records. They have misconduct on their on their record. Jovan I believe had seventeen other incidents in nineteen points..

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"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

04:11 min | 5 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"Everyone John Wartime here is. This week's sports illustrated podcast this week. Talk With Madison Keys. Who apart from being a top player is also the front person for kindest wins which is her initiative and has been for several years which is a very different type of sports philanthropy. This one is basically aimed at making people nicer We're all four. It and Madison is always lovely to To visit with and so here without further ADO is Madison keys. How are you how you doing? I'm good how're hill? I'm alright I got all excited because I saw your press release said Rock Island but that we're going to talk mid West Midwest but you're in Florida right. I am currently in Florida. My mom is in rocket. How have you been have you been? Have you been experiencing this crazy detention? It's been it's been a big change of pace for me. Obviously not being used to being homeless often. But I've been keeping pretty busy and we'd have really nice weather in Florida. We've been lucky to have lots of sunshine in all of that. So just try to keep myself preoccupied. It's your inner optimist. I like that however you can pacing a return to tennis. I mean do. Do you have a imaginer gate in your head. When we're you're going to get back out there. I am trying to stay optimistic. I hope it's sooner rather than later but at the same time. I think I'm trying to not get too far ahead of myself in. Just kind of stay in the moment Hopefully soon I would love to play some tennis this year. So we're back as quickly as can be. It seems clear when you do come back. Stay films probably aren't going to be a big part of this. What are you what do you do that will be like? I think it'll be incredibly hard. I don't think any of us have really experienced being in you know big stadiums or big tournaments or anything like that in have emptiness and not really been there you know to entertain fans live. I think that's part of what we love doing is getting out in front of people and seeing them so excited during matches or postponing definitely going to be something that it would be probably a little bit of a learning curve and how to deal with that but at the same time when I get out there and compete and if we can you know get back on. Tv and people get to enjoy us. That that way I'd be more than happy to get back out there calling your own lives. I think that my opponent's would like if I called my own lines. I am one of the most generous. I'm so calling live but my coach typically when they're standing behind me like that was so far out really doesn't that it was like at least on the Lai at that is to me. That is a great transition to kindness. Wins may twenty. Second is kindness Wednesday. What what does that? I know what that means but what does what does this mean to you. I am incredibly excited about it. It means the world to me that it's a new venture for US obviously branching off of fearlessly girl and now becoming kindness wins and having a little bit of a broader mission but to be able to have kindness. Wednesday is something I really excited about and I think especially in a time right now when a lot of us are a bit more on edge and kind of just looking for some positive things in the world to make a smile. I'm really hoping that kindness Wednesday can be one of those

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Madison Keys on Kindness in Competition

Beyond The Baseline

04:11 min | 5 months ago

Madison Keys on Kindness in Competition

"Everyone John Wartime here is. This week's sports illustrated podcast this week. Talk With Madison Keys. Who apart from being a top player is also the front person for kindest wins which is her initiative and has been for several years which is a very different type of sports philanthropy. This one is basically aimed at making people nicer We're all four. It and Madison is always lovely to To visit with and so here without further ADO is Madison keys. How are you how you doing? I'm good how're hill? I'm alright I got all excited because I saw your press release said Rock Island but that we're going to talk mid West Midwest but you're in Florida right. I am currently in Florida. My mom is in rocket. How have you been have you been? Have you been experiencing this crazy detention? It's been it's been a big change of pace for me. Obviously not being used to being homeless often. But I've been keeping pretty busy and we'd have really nice weather in Florida. We've been lucky to have lots of sunshine in all of that. So just try to keep myself preoccupied. It's your inner optimist. I like that however you can pacing a return to tennis. I mean do. Do you have a imaginer gate in your head. When we're you're going to get back out there. I am trying to stay optimistic. I hope it's sooner rather than later but at the same time. I think I'm trying to not get too far ahead of myself in. Just kind of stay in the moment Hopefully soon I would love to play some tennis this year. So we're back as quickly as can be. It seems clear when you do come back. Stay films probably aren't going to be a big part of this. What are you what do you do that will be like? I think it'll be incredibly hard. I don't think any of us have really experienced being in you know big stadiums or big tournaments or anything like that in have emptiness and not really been there you know to entertain fans live. I think that's part of what we love doing is getting out in front of people and seeing them so excited during matches or postponing definitely going to be something that it would be probably a little bit of a learning curve and how to deal with that but at the same time when I get out there and compete and if we can you know get back on. Tv and people get to enjoy us. That that way I'd be more than happy to get back out there calling your own lives. I think that my opponent's would like if I called my own lines. I am one of the most generous. I'm so calling live but my coach typically when they're standing behind me like that was so far out really doesn't that it was like at least on the Lai at that is to me. That is a great transition to kindness. Wins may twenty. Second is kindness Wednesday. What what does that? I know what that means but what does what does this mean to you. I am incredibly excited about it. It means the world to me that it's a new venture for US obviously branching off of fearlessly girl and now becoming kindness wins and having a little bit of a broader mission but to be able to have kindness. Wednesday is something I really excited about and I think especially in a time right now when a lot of us are a bit more on edge and kind of just looking for some positive things in the world to make a smile. I'm really hoping that kindness Wednesday can be one of those

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"john wartime" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix

SI Boxing with Chris Mannix

09:04 min | 6 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix

"What is your thought process after that fight love and told me after that fight that he had fail of boxing so I knew the whole history of Hagler since the hearns fight and I knew that there would be no way that I could persuade Marvin otherwise right away because ray was up for another fight because he would be getting more than eleven million which was incredible money. God knows what that fight with. Would've done because it was a the still the era of closed circuit boxing. But something was now coming rearing its head which was a review so as the cable universe was expanding. Most of them were equipped to do pay per view. So now we were looking at riches beyond anybody's imagination so it made all the economic sense but I knew enough in Marvin made is minded up. You don't argue now around a year later. I'll never forget. Caesar's palace was doing event was like a tribute to boxing In a at Caesar's palace and had at lead it and landed hearns Duran Hagler. Everybody was they all dressed in Tuxedos and at one point while you know in the sitting around before the the dinner I was standing next to ray and Bought go over and talk to Marvin and tell them not to be dope. Do the rematch will make a lot of money. And so of course I did. I went over and I said Marvin. I've been talking to Ray. And Ray said you gotta do the rematch. There's a fortune to be made and Marvin looked at me at the coal way that you could look at somebody. And he says Bob Tell ready to get a life. And that was the end. I knew from that point on there would be no rematch no rematch but no fights either for Hagler after that. I mean you've seen so many fighters bob retire. Unretire change their mind years after the fact what was it about Hagler that that kept him away and did it surprise you that he stayed away. No Marvin was hackel. And when he made up his mind he was stubborn. Aski- and other than a great depression that would wipe out the fortune. That I mean Marvin one showed me. I mean I'll never forget it. A A but pious book that you had from a savings bank was a savings and loan bank. We had put a purse that he had made one of his early not early. fights Tough Philadelphia fights and his purse or his end of the purse was like twelve thousand dollars a lot of money and he showed me that pass. We had had taken out any. Obviously he went in every yet so that he could see. The interest building in that account. Marvin was Agata when Marvin retired. He had a tremendously large. Nestle really really lodged AMAC yet the list the taxes nineteen million dollars from the Leonard Fight Ten million from the Hearns fight you know six million from. I mean he had money and he he he lived like he was still making a couple of thousand dollars to fight. He had to pay got divorced from his wife at that point but they eat. He only had that. I don't think he had a an agreement that prenuptial agreement but he had cost him three million dollars much. Kill Them but everything in his bank account everything he not only never touched but he never touched the interest on the money never so that he lived off particularly in England they loved him in the UK and he would go and make speeches and they say. Now you know I love Margaret Meant a lot to me and so I would always invite a Mavin To a major fight you know particularly later on When we were doing Fights with the four men. Oscar de la Hoya and and he say oh. Thank you bobby said but I need to. I listed is for myself and my why which was not unreasonable. And One ten thousand twenty thousand thirty thousand Fight as Machen. I'm happy to buy. I'm not happy but I'll buy the first place but I ain't GonNa pay you to come to the fight. You're not going so many ticket when he wouldn't go anyplace unless he was raised for periodically being based in Boston. I see him at a Celtic game from time to time always dressed in a very nice suit and and looking like you said. He's got every nickel still still back account or right and and and and you am Marvin. What is close to sixty now? Must be leased it probably over and he looks now is in such shaped like getting the ring tomorrow. I mean the one thing see people always made a mistake once he retired particularly when he went to Italy started. Making these spaghetti. Westerns was like a big I. I mean I'll tell you another story but anyway Marvin was a The kind of guy that went to the gym every day and you know really worked out work. Marvin did everything were taught. And so people do it as going to make a comeback because such great shape and I knew different that he would let me tell you a funny story we. I was doing at Middleweight Championship. I believe it was James Toney against Mike McCallum. I believe that it was the fight. I'm not sure and though I want I wanted Marvin Great middleweight champion. To be part so I made a deal with Marvin That he would come in and we do it. We're doing a press conference in Boston. And then we're GONNA do a press conference in New York and Marvin would Assists peer at the press conferences. Thought it would be good for the promotion so now we get. The Boston and Marvin comes into the press conference in Boston. Any has like a overcome over his jacket like the Italians with and he starts talking to me like with thick Italian accent. I said Marvin married spent time as okay. I said Marvin tomorrow getting on a plane at you know. Take the shuttle from Boston to New York about ten o'clock and we do the press conference in. I do not go to the press conference in New York. Be Talking like an Italian guy because my Bambi knows that he had spent diamond at looked at him. I said Marvin I hide you. Dealt with the promotion not veto in the firm. I think but he never went the New York incredible. Hey everyone I'm John. Wartime senior writer at sports illustrated in our new podcast record. We're opening up more than sixty.

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"john wartime" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix

SI Boxing with Chris Mannix

11:52 min | 6 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix

"On in boxing and now a man who I wish was called the Boston leader. It's sort of like getting punched in the face Kris. Maddox all right. Welcome back to a special bonus episode of the SL boxing. Podcast want to release one a little bit earlier this week because I had a chance to catch up with Gareth Davies. The longtime British boxing journalist As written for the Telegraph does a lot of stuff with talksport over in the UK and garrison. I talked about everything going on in the world of British boxing like here in the US. The UK is on lockdown at the moment. No sports no boxing. But they're certainly signs that some of the major promoters like Eddie hearn or frank. Warren may get stuff going sooner rather than later. So what to get? Garrett's take on just how quickly British boxing can recover and just what we might see in the near future. Also get his thoughts on Anthony Joshua Tyson fury. That's a major fight. That could be burrowing in the next six to twelve months and bill. Saunders who was pencilled into face Canelo Alvarez in May that opposite not going to happen now. What's the future for? Billy Joe Saunders really good conversation with Gareth Davies over the last next forty. Five minutes or so quick housekeeping. Note if you like this podcast very easy way you can support it head over to apple. Podcast post a comment leave a rating. It's simple it's easy. It's free best way to make sure that we keep doing this podcast week after week. That's it all right onto my conversation with Gareth Davies are joining me now on the podcast from across the pond in the UK Gareth a Davies journalist broadcast or you know from the Telegraph and from talksport and he is now sequestered alone. Where are these days Gareth? I'm halfway between London and Cambridge a on my own in a very small village. I think come up to the thirty five Christopher So deuce on the paint me the picture of the scene right now in the UK not just necessarily with boxing but Just life itself like how is how significantly has life changed? And what does it look like right now in the UK? Well we're in the with just after a month of this great criticism of Todd Genus of reacting rather like in America of senior figures people all getting to the point of. I think they've accepted it. People have drawn on the fact. There are positives about this way. You're getting more time with your family. A chance to reflect life to slow down a little bit you and I both know we're in a very busy world and it's got accelerated fast in the last ten years and only the slowing down has probably enabled you to realize that and those. That's the thing that people Dealing with then of cool steroid these thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths. You know we're up to a thousand a day at one point so a lot of people dealing with that you know. Antoniades his His father died is fall of his mother. Died have been several other cases in boxing So I think that the slowdown is tempered with the failing Linson. Sadness of people all going through this and everybody I think is failing. I don't WanNa get this indiscriminate lottery ticket. People are very weird about how they deal with each other when they're out. I've only been out a couple of times. I had all procedure thirty five days ago. So I've got to try and isolate as much as possible but overall we've got three more weeks of this lock down and I think people are feeling that we probably won't get back to normal probably until June and then what happens with sports and that's the big question for us. Of course. Yeah it is the big question and in the US. The sentiment is that combat. Sports are the most likely to come back. I for logistical reasons. If nothing else and you know it stands to reason that it's probably the same in the UK. Now the the boxing scene out there. I mean Eddie hearn. Match Room is located out there. Frank Warren his promotional company located out. There what what is the sense? You're getting from local promoters about what they may try to do and when they may try to do it while you look at the two major ones. Eddie hearn and Frank Warren. I've interviewed both of them. And Bob Arum. In fact in the in the previous few weeks that monitoring the situation very closely the boxing board of Control or going month by month. Obviously everything's cancelled until the end of. May they allowed to have an event unless it was unlicensed? Because that's they've unsanctioned any events Robert Smith of the boxer border control till the end of. May He will have a look at it in the next couple of weeks to see if that extends into June of Kubrick who love or actually Joshua and Kubrick has already been moved to a day. The twenty fifth I believe at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Still. Don't see that happening lost Week were expecting Saturday before last. We were expecting Joe Joyce and And Daniel Dubois. That never happened is saying he's going to follow all the guidelines. Eddie hearn's bet more aggressively proactive trying to create an EA Boxing game. That hasn't come off yet you know. He's he's he's hungry with his social media can't stay off it. He's having these instagram lives. Doing impersonations think he's even been impersonating you. And I Chris some at times but I think the general feeling is the third to two sides to this they will only be able to come back when Permission allows but will they do behind closed doors at some point if it goes on too long because they won't be able to wait till October November where assuming so therefore it will be behind closed doors because will people be comforted about going into a ten thousand seats arena an eighteen thousand seats arena? I can't see anybody and I don't think they can see anybody going to a Joshua fight with all those people at a big stadium for months and months to come so probably similar things to America in. Look we in the. Us We look at boxing. Oftentimes as kind of a niche type of sport. It's still on the outside looking in of the four majors not really the case in the UK. Boxing such a major part of the fabric of sports side. I mean how. How realistic do you think it is? Because even with smaller shows Gareth is you know they still generally draw good crowds. They do pretty decent gates. I mean how realistic is it that we start to see those behind closed doors shows and and for the purposes of them are there venues in the UK that makes sense in the US. We talk about you know Full Sail University in Florida or the UFC apex in Las Vegas or some of the Indian reservations that they have in the US that aren't necessarily tied to state federal laws. Are there places like that in the UK that are being explored well. I don't know about them yet. We don't know I mean I imagine places like Bt Sports for example has a massive studio. I used to broadcast a UFC show from that. It's big enough to put on boxing event with just officials in a crew. Definitely big enough that studio so disguise bolts have enough space to be able to do that but raw the light the UFC apex. I imagine if bt sport goes ahead with its events and Behind closed and skied us. Ready hearn which oversees would be in association with zone in some way that would be at the sky studio somewhere but you know Eddie hearn might be scaping out or scoping out a big bond a big farm somewhere in Essex right now where he's going to be locked down in a bunker running stuff every week. You never know that. He never spoke to his father. Barry loss week bless his heart Had A heart attack nine days ago and he's fine. He had a stint spoke to bury a radio show last week and thankfully he's well but Barry started obviously he's the chairman of PVC donuts and do at home dots. And I reckon the as they roll that out that will be a precursor to how they look at how they're going to do behind closed doors boxing events. But you'll have done the math if you go behind closed door event and you say you've got a card with say ten fighters on it. Yeah they're still going to be one hundred and fifty people in that so they go to be covert negative. Have they all go to be tested? What's the testing procedure? You know will hospital beds like if someone gets injured. I think there's all those factors to consider which is why when the UFC wanted to do it at touchy palaces. You mentioned the American Indian native American Indian results. It seemed foolhardy tone deaf to what was going on in the world. I mean when I saw you lost in New York when we were doing something with Joan. I went off to the Mohegan. Resort with ballots from that event could have gone ahead but it was called off within four hours of the event after trump's address. So I think mark my my instinct the nuance of this for me as a human being is there's bigger things going on right now in the world then having a fight event and I know that sounds salty in a way towards fight sports but on a personal level. I draw the US. Wait till the time to come back. Where maybe we don't have crowds in September October November and it is small hole in terms of the numbers of people that I would draw their US stack up. The fights getting implant tell fighters to go to camp and maybe start from September. I don't know what you're feeling is about that. Yeah I try personally. I try not to even think about a time frame at this point. The two things the two things that have to take place before. Boxing can be considered as that. Testing has to be as available as getting it at a CVS or ordering up. Amazon like that kind of availability before you can even consider it and you have to be one hundred percent. Sure that the fight card. You're putting on doesn't risk overwhelming the healthcare system of the city that you're in like you cannot have an injured box. Sir. You know taking the bed of potential Kobe patient or or are taking the resources away from that hospital until those things happen. I'm not really thinking about everyone. I'm John Wartime senior writer at sports illustrated in our new podcast. The record we're opening up more than sixty years of the SL fall in examining our most consequential work about the moments that defined the most legendary athlete some sports. From Michael Jordan to Serena Williams. The record will tell the never before heard stories behind the stories that turned athletes into icons subscribe..

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"john wartime" Discussed on Under Review Tennis Podcast

Under Review Tennis Podcast

11:04 min | 9 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Under Review Tennis Podcast

"It's like there. Are these great players in the making but for me it's like how. How am I not beating? These guys will hindsight's always twenty two right. You think you just don't know you're losing to some in the US Open and you know and it changes so fast. I mean at the open here. It's like you know somebody makes it three or four rounds and all of a sudden it's like how did you not hear a Bertini? Is this guy in that. And you're like you know I'm sure. Two years ago. People were annoyed losing to him and the Challenger circuit. So it's it's just how it's interesting. How that evolves and I. I DIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE THERE. surgeries retir-. Retirement the traumatized or did you kind of keep it moving and go right into finance right out of the box so. I worked with a sports psychologist when I was on. Tour is actually somebody who's worked with Lendl and Kerber and Hallo no Alexis Kastari. We don't you should. You should talk to her. She's pretty amazing She's worked with a ton of player. Alexis cast story. You got She based out in Florida and she's a sports psychologist that specializes in tennis players. I mean does golfers as well. There's a few other sports but she has definitely hit her roster of clients who are pretty strong but I worked with her pretty closely on the what it would be like to leave tennis because listen you're leaving your ego behind. You're leaving your sense of identity behind you I was didn't you sort of? Don't know who you are outside of it and that can be on top of the fact that you're never gonNA experience adrenaline like that again. And that's just real. It's the truth. I'm ten eleven years removed. I've never experienced the adrenaline that I have on a center court of Grand Slam. You never you never. There's no board meeting. There's nothing that's going to take you there. So how do you prepare for it? Because there's a lot of players that go bankrupt that get into drugs that you know are the gain a bunch of weight. There's just a million different things you can go because you're you're not. You're not thoughtfully closing that chapter of your life and you have to experience it almost like a death and it's using mourning period and it sucks and it's hard to watch and it's hard when you have dreams thinking about it but unless you're very present and understanding that transition. I think a lot of people really struggle and so I did that for probably six to nine months while recovering from surgery and then for me. It was a very thoughtful. I'm closing that chapter. I WanNa crush at something else. Let's go find out what I can be great at. You went to find it and I go to finance and that was a long and winding road. Obviously there's been you know you coming out has been Was publicized and is part of the story. Where does that land in the story? You know it probably lands midway through the end of my career so I was dating girl for about couple years Was trying to get married. She ended up leaving May And it was sort of about that time. Maybe I don't know maybe six ten months later struggling with my shoulder I also was actually struggling being on tour right around that Indian Wells time. I also did this. People magazine. Like top twenty five bachelors thing and where you're You're as nuts. So they approach me to do this article. I did not read those magazines. I didn't realize how big of a deal it would be It sort of puts you in a different level of notoriety right. So as you're out there competing send more people are coming to watch you for our listeners. What he's talking about is he was named one of the twenty five dollars. Eligible Bachelors in people magazine and it was like a big thing. It's a thing right so and it just continued to grow your profile and for me. I'm very much an introvert. And so now all of a sudden this attentions coming in. It's not authentic attention just sort of fan attention and you know I had a stalker in Atlanta. Come on I mean. Listen some crazy people come out of the woodworks all of a sudden? And you know that gets stunned. Irving is the chemo to your house. And so yes yes he call the police. Oh yes he's in jail. Yeah you're showing up at tournaments. Come on you know Year she he was coming to the tournaments. And that's not a good look. It's not a great luck so I had to tell security when I was going to turn this guy becoming so listen as a wanted to talk to you. Yeah just constantly wanted to be around. And then he was showing up my house and leaving things on the front doors leaving things in front of my parents. House finding all different pieces At the time it's really long really for a talker anyway. It was a thing But listen it was. It was a hard period and so figuring out things about my sexuality. I didn't like didn't want wanted to sort of push out to the side That's happening in the background and it. It was a million different distractions with tennis wall. My shoulder sort of falling apart and it was a tough time. So it's really hard in those days to explore any piece of your sexuality because you're gonNA listen it that's not a great path didn't feel like a great path to go down and so much of my life was so I just knew exactly where I wanted to be who I wanted to be and I had and I had designed and I worked hard enough to earn it so now I finally at the finish line and I'm ready to get married and have this great life. It's like now sorry here. Here's a little a little curb all Mike on it I went through a long shoot. It was five or six years of trying to frankly come to terms with it. And when you when you announced it what was the impetus for what was the impetus for it. Yeah so leaving tennis. I left a lot of it behind. That left a lot of relationships behind because frankly I didn't know how they would react to it right so it's just easier to start a new life and be like for. Tennis. I'm done so even coming back on the board I was like. Gosh I what am I GONNA? Say? What am I not going to say? Not just talking about players players friend director coaches. It is a listen to the return of homophobic remarks. Happening all the time. It's it's a locker room talk. Which is which is fine thrown in those locker room listen it's massively competitive and girls everywhere everywhere and You know I wasn't ready for how they would potentially react to it so I stayed quiet quiet about it. You know I got married back at home but again it was just everything was very sort of my top. Fifteen hundred friends knew about it and that was it and I sort of left it there. it really wasn't until I had kids that I felt this sense of again kind of fraud mentality of like this is like. I'm so hiding who I am and what I am For the fear of these judgment of these people and I just felt embarrassed as a father to do it. And at some point you got to man up and and do it so Two Thousand Nineteen. Let's go. Yeah I mean it's probably a couple years ago Guy John Wartime Who I knew who I trusted and Yeah I mean I I sorta did it and you use it with with L. John. Okay we did a podcast. Oh you did. Yeah because I wanted people to also see the context of it right and like what? The struggle was how I felt who I was. I sometimes when it's just on paper. It's like you get a headline like players gay and it's like scroll down scroll down who cares and I kind of want to humanize a little bit more and sue people who knew me growing up new the kind of person. I was see what my life is like with kids because listen. It's not. I apologize that we probably could have listened to that. We did sign shutout. They'll John He's our colleague. Listen my kids we go out we you know some people say some pretty nasty things to me when I after the the wartime podcast I mean I can probably thousands of emails just ripping me apart telling me. They're coming to my house. They're gonNA take my kids. They'RE GONNA kill us in the night they're going to. They're going to kill us but take our kids. I know what you're saying. That people reached out on twitter on social media. Somehow I e mail got somewhere in the in the email universe and so it was just I just was getting flooded for probably six or seven days with hatred. All I mean I'd say maybe one percent with positive people are so you know that's happening behind the scenes which listen to the time. My husband didn't even know me from my tennis day. So He's like what? What did you do like? What is this Combined with the fact that where we were living we'd go out and people say some pretty nasty stuff to us you know when they find out like I. It's a day off. I get so nice. And then there's sort of watching and they'll come up to you and be like I think it's disgusting what you're doing and it's like. Thank you for the feedback that I didn't ask for So it's it. It is a tough road. I mean it really is but it happens to you of course last couple of months but listen. I love my boys. My husband and I'm not at one of the great things about tennis. Is you learn adversity. You learn how to deal with people that don't like you you learn how to you know compete and be do the best you can so I you know. Let's go. Are you grateful to Roger for him saying what he said? Yeah I mean Roger Andy. Murray said a lot of really nice things Kevin Anderson has actually come to some of the events which has been real. It's been great I eventually foundation events. Is that what you know? There's been a Guy Nick mccarville. Who's a commentator around here on some of these events at Grand Slam so at the Australian? Open he had an LGBT event down there. Kevin was like listen. I think this great. We got to be more supportive of this. So anytime you get the top players being supportive you know. I think is Great. Joining the locker room would be the easiest place still right now probably not but to me. The more and more gets visible the more their stories like mine. That are out there that I don't think anybody's out there intentionally. Saying doing mean things right. It's just that's just sort of the culture and so how can we sort of change that change the way? It's you know people are thinking and talking so to make it easier because I I would hate for somebody to have the level aiming Zayed's out there. Well it's funny we live in New York and La and and I think I think that may be. We are insulated. And we don't really you know necessarily see or hear about those kinds of things like we're around key people all the time series just very sobering to hear that you got thousands of emails and people say the kind of things like that. I just you know it's it's real. It's part of the country. I'm fine I'm not going to let them change my attitude mentality on it. It does though I have to be smart about it in terms of where we're gonNA live right so we moved now. Closer into DC. Our neighbors are amazing. It's a great place for us to live but the true reality is probably only four or five cities that we can live in in the US which is too bad right. We love to live on the water. We like the country. But it's like it. Just those places sometimes don't work as.

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"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

10:02 min | 10 months ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"WHO's now number one it kind of going at all these records? It'll be his second time winning. I'll show I if he does it. Right Nidal ironically. Enough is only one Australia. Once and that was a decade located that was the t the two thousand nine Roger Kreil Major. You know double double career slam from the dollar if he were to so it's it's just so interesting and I think obviously Jovovich Ozzy advantage here but We talk about the conditions and we thought we talk about things having to go right and and all the little weird things that happen in these tournaments and who knows I mean maybe no doubt continues his History Care but what who who you picking. Yeah I think I would take you over the field. He comes in inform he comes in in good spirits. He looked great in also had those those emotional winds in. ATP Cup off the gate right right off the bat he gets a John. Lewis drew for Nice player. Who will get him into the tournament? Players familiar with the player who give them a workout out but he's not going to beat him and then the draw really opens up. Sits at poss- is the other top eight seed in his quarter. He isn't Rogers. Half of the draw but but on hardcourts best to five I'm sure Jovic Would be the favourite NAM at I. Just don't see anyone beating him in a best of five match and especially in Australia especially coming in again on this emotional high defending champion. It's not quite nidal at the French Open. But Sixty eight and sixty eight and eight. I believe is head to head recommend Melbourne and he won this event in two thousand eight for the first time in here we are twelve years later and he's still the overwhelming favourite. I don't see anyone other than and I. I wish I had This is going to be the tournament where Benadryl breaks. I just don't see get a joke. which final that we could and I I think they're fair and they're what's I mean? I think part you're you're still bad job but that's a That's an awesome match and that'd be a great final well if we if we get there but there's a lot a lot to play through until we got there I mean You've got naked still hanging in twenty third seed. I'll tell you too. The the the hot conversation on nick curious is that when he plays for himself he gets bored he gets scared it's a referendum on his courage. There's all sorts of of psychoanalysis. It goes on and the theory with curious as that when he plays for a team and he can high five and he's representing something more than themselves asked when he's at his best and in this situation when his hometown of Canberra's is distressed and Australia. You say that. Yeah and then see his spot in the draw Playing Nidal in the fourth round. And I think that's when that's when our story ends so I I think Nick Curios was sort of a hot pick among a lot of people partially for the tennis partially partially for the emotion. Parsley for the sake now says but I I do I don't think he's beating Rafa Nadal and in a best of five match and I don't think you know curious is The there is a fairly significant rain reception in antennas in men's tennis particular. He has a lot of friends. He has a lot of people who find him endearing and he's a good hang in there other people who you don't have much use for him and I think it's pretty clear in the doll fall squarely into into that category. That's a match Rafa gets up for we saw Wimbledon last year I think Nick Curios is a a player. A lot of people are talking about for for different reasons and rightfully so I think he deserves an awful lot of credit for really kick. Starting all this attention about the bushfires but I also think that As far as the tournament goes when he is that close to Raffin the dollar the draw we took diminish his enthusiasm of the nick. Curious wins first major storyline at the very least Hopefully we'll see some aces. I think he's donating two hundred dollars per ace so At the very least hopefully that but I think the other interesting thing is we talk about McGrath What was the Aki on the women's side as unseeded most dangerous players? But on the men's side you've got two names that stuck out for me and Kevin Anderson and marriage. I mean tillage. He was a finalist two years ago. Right and Kevin Anderson not somebody that you really want cross the net At this point in time I mean obviously he had his success at the. US Open but and he's had some injuries since then but he's another one. I mean I mean these are two two players again if you would've Multiple Choice said that they were unseeded players in this draw. It's it's really interesting. One of them torture major winner on hardcourts and finalist. You say in Australia two years ago. The other Kevin Anderson has been to two major finals in the past. Three years as Kevin Anderson's first event back I believe leave since since Wimbledon You know we talked about Serena moving into that top eight and how significant that is the same for same for Medvedev who now because of the ATP Cup has moved moved into the top. Four I'll give you the opposite which is Francis. CFO had Second Week performance last year and was top thirty a lot of momentum and really didn't do a whole lot the rest of the year he is unseeded Francis is. He fell out of the top thirty two so now he's very very tough. First Round match match. Let me ask you a insofar as a again it. It sounds almost whimsical to talk in these terms. But Jamie so far is a non big three player player wins this event and breaks through I mean just going down the seatings. We're we're talking of team took the bus in favor of that order Of those four or throwing another something. Something's up with Sasha so ex him off the board here Um he is on a losing streak. He's not doing too well he He had an interesting. ATP Cup a say that. I don't I don't know about him either. I mean team. He had a weird twenty nineteen nineteen but You know I think maybe you gotta go with him. Based solely on experience in those big five-set matches on the big stage in major's He's he's at at least made it to the point where he had a chance to win but I don't know how you pick against anyone in that big day to say this. I feel like a broken record. Best of five is a big difference from best of three and You can do terrific damage at the world tour finals in London and you can do. Oh great young. Play Great. Tennis and really outlast. These guys at run of the mill events and even at Masters when thousands. But you get out there in a best of five format and it really is hard. This is what they play for. This is what they tailor their scheduled to this is. What gets them up in the morning training and as you said you can win the world tour finals finals in November of the year? But at that time these guys they're checked out they're not they're not fully there and this is what they you get up for and I I don't know if you can't. We're not knocking anyone off of that. that podium. That big that big three Bodey I'm I'm I'm with in in Melbourne awesome. All right so so you're big joke of picking Jovic let's A couple of other notes. I think we all expect to see some retirements in. Twenty twenty Steve Steve Darcy. Who may not be the most high-profile name two retired twenty twenty but he gets the proverbial ball rolling with announcement also in doubles Robert from Number one doubles player in the world. has a provisional suspension on account of a of of a drug test and So that that will really misses a a player who is defending doubles champion at Wimbledon and US Open that will impact the doubles draw. A great deal. The Bryan Brothers have announced that this is is there last year on tour big opportunity for Bob and Mike is going to say mentioned Mentioned the Bryan Brothers here has Your doubles doubles nod tower again. We talk about sentiment for Serena maybe sentiment for The Bryan Brothers both Both now married and in what. They've announced their last year on tour Again I mean we. We can check back with each other during the tournament The draw intrigues. I think there are probably more intriguing. First Round matches on the women's side on the men's side but then we've got some interesting men's matches team Blake but That's what happens when you've got three stalwarts at the top versus says You know six different winners and seven years or whatever the status and I in a quarter of your players are seated All right let's let's check back in a few days again All of this goes on with This pall cast over the tournament and again we talked about this last week. I think everyone's going to have to calibrate And use the disclaimer that Things like air quality and fires. The size of Austria burning nearby are ultimately more important than whether You Know Nick Nick. Curious does or doesn't make it to his appointed day with Rafa Nadal. Oh but We will try to balance that and try to cover this as the credible major. It is but also keep in mind that there is Some interesting juxtaposition here with the with the fires- All right that does it for me. I'm headed in the airport. Jamie all right. You've got a flight to catch. We'll talk to you from From a different part of the world sixteen hours the away sounds good via. I'll be there all right. That does it for For this week a little a priori open talk. I'm John Wartime. She's Jamie Santi. Leave your suggestions. Ratings reviews you can subscribe Apple stitcher wherever podcasts are sold. We will try and do a mid tournament podcasts from Australia but Enjoy the first week of action. 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"john wartime" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

09:17 min | 1 year ago

"john wartime" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

"I've gone to the game sitting there three hours before in three hours after was was paying to me rather than excitement <hes> but it took me a while to get out and because i just talked what about it safe comfortable high paying status all those things tied to leave. It's hard to believe and find another passion to which i'm so glad i did <hes> but <hes> and i've never looked back but that's what that would stagnate so many. I mean you've probably left. I would think you know knowing something about your work history but certainly not everything <hes> probably left a number of jobs that other outside would look at and say like you gotta be crazy to to leave that <hes> but but you're not like right the in especially if you're someone who's oriented toward keeping that fit as you change as a person and also broadening your your own toolbox thing right you can't you can't go to the weight room and lift the weights the same number of times every day. That's not how you might not get worse but that's also not not how you get better right. I'm also as you. I'm sure ours for this study fitness and nutrition in the body and just seems like one of the the biggest issues for illness and infirmity is technician and it seems like that that's true in life to where you're just your blood your organs it just stuck in how you're stuck inside and you're not moving it out so seems to me. That's a metaphor for careers in life as well yeah yeah. Ah someone who really truly has no idea what i'm doing next. I embrace that yeah. I like pat and finally you mentioned about glad well l. and ice. I wasn't at that m._i._t. Empathy certainly saw it on on video <hes> i've been at that event every year and <hes> the sloan conference where i've been lucky enough to speak as well <hes> the ten thousand hours and outliers such a powerful concept so many people and i think taken to alternative alternative levels by parents with the specialization of kids whether it be academic or athletic to get that scholarship to get that success how their kids so i guess sort of will depend on this topic. I don't think for a minute you set out to disprove the ten thousand hour concept. But where do we come out from range about that. Malcolm glad while concept in here's what he said so are that initial debate was the first time he and i ever met <hes> and then we became we're both avid runners came running running buddies and debate on our own time after that but <hes> that was i guess twenty fourteen when we first met we were invited back sloan in march and toward the end of this one. He said i believe i can i now believe conflated to ideas the idea that it takes a lot of practice to become good at something which is true with the idea that in order to become good at x. thing you should do x. An only x. from his earliest possible which i believe is false and so i would say he and iron total blue in agreement now <hes> because that's that's absolutely what i believe one of the things and i i i sort of pushed back against in the ten thousand hour rule was from the underlying research which had this assumption that doesn't sound sexy so it doesn't get in books but it's an it's part of that work. It's called the montana benefits assumption. Which is it essentially the idea that to people who do this at the same level and do the same practice will benefit exactly the same amount that turns out to be absolutely untrue from basically every study of skill development in everything and so so that's one thing i was pushing back against because what science actually shows is. Is that like i did in college. It's really important to figure out what the best kind of training for you is not to say. I can do what everyone else does will improve the same amount in fact anyone has been part of a college track training group notices that everyone can and do the same things and and you might raise times might get more different. I'm more of the same if you're not really attention to kind of personalizing for yourself so push back against that <hes> but at this point. I'd say no milk meyer on the same page because i agree with what he said. Exactly a lot of practice important get good <hes> but that doesn't imply that you should be doing only the thing. You're eventually gonna do from as early as nearly as possible so so we're in agreement. Now we bring it full circle where the guy in the range guy together yep so many great quotes in the book and i always think of i've mentioned a few like mike tyson one and from my history where i went to stanford and our one of our directors of admissions <hes> he just said a line that sort of struck me from early on i keep thinking about it which was allowed for serendipity in your life because as as as i just said you sort of go on different pass and maybe some people and maybe there were things i didn't take but some pass i decided okay. I'll move to barcelona. I'll move took green bay wisconsin where i had to look it up on a map and and maybe some people wouldn't do that but it just tends to to ring true for for for high performers that i've seen people that i would value as successful sort of you need that practices you malcolm talked about but <hes> you need to meander or something to yeah. I like the one of the reasons i quoted the the investor and computer scientists paul graham right <hes> y combinator he he posted this high school graduation speech he wrote but apparently never delivered where he basically tells the graduates to ignore the normal graduation speech of of which is essentially like patriot who you're going to be in twenty years in wall confidently forward and he says you basically says those are well meaning. What the people probably saying is don't get don't get beat down by people telling you can't do things or roar by the world but what they really should be saying you know is is look at the opportunity in front of you and i'm work forward from promising opportunities instead of having this this ironclad vision and he says in computer science we call that premature optimization. You know where you were. You decided what to do before you really know what you should be doing and and so i think i think that was pretty cool. He encapsulated it really well so and i think it's sort of related. The rate for is yeah. That's a great phrase david epstein. I'm such a fan. I really appreciate it and just just such a great pleasure having you on the podcast and hope this is number two of so many times you're with me here. I'll hold you to that. I appreciate it. I really enjoy the conversation i think we both had it's sort of interesting like i said we both probably left some jobs that that people raise their eyebrows at but but i think it sounds like it's out okay for us yeah yeah. I don't know if you've got this message from someone sl that you both you and i know but it was <hes> jon wertheim who's executive editor. There told me you gotta meet this guy. David upstate way back and i'm glad we did so no. I didn't know that answer and speaking about a guy who has a lot of jobs. I've learned that time. Is you know love jon. Wertheim and i've also learned that i can't take career advice from john. Wartime is i think he has like an identical twin secret who does half his work for him because i don't know that how much stuff done but so you gotta be careful you take career advice from unless you also have a hidden identical twin. Who have your work yeah. John and i have a lot of jobs and and i always say i have a lot of jobs because it means. I don't have to have a real one. That's the trick right that the whole trick thanks again david. I really appreciate it. Encourage everyone to go read ranges. I know it's all these bestseller lists but my audience it's perfect for. I encourage everyone to read it. It's a plus as usual. All all your work is featured a really appreciate. It enjoyed the conversation really enjoy that david epstein one of my favorite interviews of all these podcasts have done hundreds of them just know so much so much resonated with me so much about people finding their way in in different ways beyond the ten thousand hours as you heard him in malcolm gladwin came together at the end as with angela duckworth in the concept of grit really hope you enjoyed it and up. Keep putting it out there for people because i think it's just gonna be just a great podcast with david. Epstein author supreme just knowledgeable on so much such as a scientist that turned to writing no. There's no sports team. I'm a true diehard. Fan may still be the packers. I always appreciate a good rivalry and there's a show called sports wars. It's from wonder it tells the story from the greatest sports rallies all time you know. We just talked about roger. Federer will see the needle federal on the sports wars. He kobe shack outta. 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"john wartime" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"john wartime" Discussed on KCRW

"The freeway. Also, the on ramp shut down at lake Hughes road, also going on in Indio. Westbound tenant Dylan wrote a car fire has the right lane blocked and has you backed up from cactus city rest area. Thanks so much right now it is sixty seven in Anaheim. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, how much longer will the aging greats of tennis remain the best in the game. Or put another way, when might we see new generation of tennis greats takeover from the likes of Serena Williams, and Roger Federer. And Rafael the Dow, well, if the past couple of days on the clay courts of Paris are any indication, they are not yielding, the mantle just yet. It is day to of the French Open here to talk predictions. And catch us up on the latest in the world of tennis is Jon Wertheim. He's in Paris for Sports Illustrated, John worth. I'm welcome. Thank you to be here. Good to have you with us. Start with today's big match. Serena Williams, who was looking a little rocky at the start. And then what happened? She lost the first set. And then as if it were no more difficult than this. Flicking a switch. She then lost only one more game the rest of the afternoon. And you said at the pillars are not yielding lightly. She is thirty seven years old. She's a mother, and she has interrupted to really has a chance of anyone in the women's field of winning this who else she watching women's field. It's a great question in the men. Have these two players that are pen shoulders above the field, there's sort of the day. They were they were first class and everyone else's business or coach, the women's is a lot of business class defending champ, a hollow not won a title. This year already two top players have been eliminated. Niobium Sokha, is the number one seed, she's going for her third straight, major. But she's never won tournament of any size on clay. So you go down the list, and I sort of like the one that's one twenty three majors even if she has thirty seven years old. I wouldn't be surprised if Serena, stole this all right back over on the men's side, you were talking about the first class of Nidal and Federer. I mean is, is it doesn't make any sense to anyone anywhere to bet against Nadal on clay? That's a great question. He's only won this event eleven times prior. It's, it's, it's absurd. He's going twelve title more than any player has won any major the number one player right now is no joke. But really, I don't know how you, you bet against the doll in his wacko penis. The women's field is it would really be take considerable upset if the doll joke don't play in the final week from Sunday. I mean they're really given the dos Klay record and given the joke of it is one three straight majors. They're really the overwhelming favorites. So what do you make of this whole changing of the guard question? With with all these greats of the first class players here all well into their thirties, say the guards do not change in the sport. I love it. I mean, I think the the why is really interesting. Is it financial incentives as technology is at the players now have the means to travel with trainers, and therapists? But it's terrific. I mean he's careers are extending longer than ever. Roger federer. I played this event in nineteen ninety nine Serena won her first major nice. Clinton and I think it allows fans to have these longer bonds sponsors love it. I think everybody wins here. But it's remarkable you asked initially, I think it's a really good question. Where is the next generation? And the truth is this generation were quite familiar with has no intention of retreating. You're calling it terrific, is it also for somebody in your line of work just the tiniest bit boring. You could almost pre right the lead. I will take sustained excellence as I'm sure my colleagues, the cover golf will will say about tiger. Give me the stained excellence over unpredictability. No. I mean, I think that's a good question. And it would be nice if occasionally, especially on the men's side, we saw a little fresh blood, but I think what we're seeing are with Djokovic, the doll fettered. Serena, these are four of the great great titans of tennis. I mean these in federal right now are probably the two best players ever in the fact in all four of them are coexisting and you have, especially in the mid side, you have these individual rivalries in these matches, but really three guys playing for history is sort of a subtext of all these tournaments. Give me four tightens over any given Sunday, parody any day of the week. John wartime. Good luck with your hardship. Assignment there in Paris. Jon Wertheim Sports Illustrated, tech into us about the French Open, which is on until June ninth to another story now, finding quality, affordable childcare, which can be tough, especially for families living paycheck to paycheck, every state in the country follows every state in the country offers federally subsidized child care, which is meant offset some of the costs, but only about one in six kids, who qualify for the character. Receive it for member station. K Q, E D, Katie or reports on what daily life is like, for one mom on the wait list for subsidized child care. It's five thirty.

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"john wartime" Discussed on Toure Show

Toure Show

04:37 min | 2 years ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Toure Show

"It's a marvelous book and really great influence on on my writing. And my thinking the circuit is dedicated to Louisa Thomas who's a phenomenal tennis writer. She writes tennis for the New Yorker and other places used to be grant land. She's a great inspiration for me. And I think that her writing on contemporary ten is's is pure Lous. I've really enjoyed some recent histories love game is a book that I really enjoyed John wartime. Strokes of genius. Of course, Steve Tig Moore wrote a really wonderful book on John McEnroe, and John bore. He's a good player I made with Tickner twenty years ago. See I've not, but I know him as a legend. He went smile Mata swarthmore college. Okay. I think he's in the hall of fame there. But he I've played with him. But word is he hits with a one handed that won't hand. Now, it's almost like reverse migration the way that lots of black folk or moving south, you know, he's going from a two handed back when I was growing up Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors were big mid seventies. Everybody was learning to handed back ends. I think a little bit older than me, you might have had one. But for me to the next twenty everybody was to handle. And then suddenly in the last what ten fifteen years the return of the one hander for the fetter of. I mean, I guess I mean, I guess I mean, I didn't have that effect. No. I don't know. It's federal affect. Yes. Some kids some kids out there where you hit. We're very getting trained and they say, oh, I wanna hit with a one handed backhand federal fan. I mean, you know, I I could probably learn to do it now at the level of strength is a grown, man. But when I was twelve I don't think I could have done it. And that's why so many people become to handers because when you're ten and twelve it's hard to do it's easier to do too. So let me tell you something that I hope you get a kick out. Are you one or two I'm both? What do you mean? Both. I mean, well, so I was one this into what I was going to tell you. I was the one handed player after my Killys. My balance is still all off hitting with tube. Because there's more stable. But I found myself still. It's almost like switching languages in returning serve. My instincts was still to return with one hand. But it would kind of then discombobulating me a little bit going from for turn to the rest of the point. So the pro I hit with he was just like just using both. I hit both it doesn't matter. So now, I find myself eating with both. However, I decided last week in that I need to just kinda commit to one because I don't take it seriously enough when you hit with two backhands now, I know why people really don't because there's some you take away lived with process. So what did you commit to? I haven't yet. I'm going to going to figure out which way. Yes, I should probably do to. But there's something now to Lubeck to what I was gonna tell you I should probably do to. But there's something that is leaving me thinking still about hitting with and staying with one it's the following. I have not played with you. But I would have said seventy five percent chance that you hit with a one handed backhand would have recognized you as. A black gentleman of of a certain age who grew up playing tennis, which meant that you played with gentlemen of an age who hit with a one handed backhand, right? That's why would not. No, no, no, no my age. Everybody was taught to hand to hand too. You know? Because for instance, have you come across. I've been some place talking about this book and people oh what about? By chin surprise, you that I'm Carribean and I love tennis Caribbean, folk love tennis, but how many to make in another Caribbean coaches and froze around here with one hand to hand. I bet you almost all hit with a one hander. I think I think so it's like almost one of those things like, you know, these delineated on the return, and I have found and I picked this up from joke that he's he's standing there with his right hand in the forehand, grip and his left hand in the back hands. Right..

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"john wartime" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen

Slate's Hang Up and Listen

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen

"The same dry room i think is just remarkable you know middle school basketball team wouldn't think of getting dressed in the same room as the opposition in here these two guys sitting on benches across from each other and i just think the you know the sets were six four six four seven six seven six then nine seven t to me that's i i stand by the greatest of all time i my apologies for for rain delays it would have contended and freed up time you you were five hours you know ruin dinner i'm sorry needed not ruin your dinner well you know other things got pushed back you know you know how it can go on a on a sunday stephan where bit we're busy people the other thing that i wanted to mention that just really struck me was the doll saying that fetters famous backhand pass down eight seven in the fourth set tiebreak was the worst moment of his life i know that seemed like a little bit exageration but that in a match that federal lost i think just because of the way the federer is seen by the world that backhand pass to save matchpoint i think for me it was like the standout moment in the match what what was it for you john no you're i i think that's the one part part of this honestly is you you learn a lot about making tv and making documentaries and if this were print you would simply use the quote as it turned out it came out a little bit muddled but wouldn't adults point was he had a forehand that he had lined up and he's thinking himself if i convert this forehand that i've hit innumerable times if i convert this i'm the wimbledon champion any lives it up and takes a wack and wouldn't you know what the ball comes whistling by him federal hits this unbelievable backhand then i think sort of was filled with symbolism as well as just a gorgeous piece of shotmaking and at that moment part of you said home i guess this this fetter we always knew he was a great player but maybe we didn't give him enough credit as a fighter maybe this guy sort of has he was massive launder who a few weeks before it said he doubted whether federal you know the doll has much bigger balls and this this was federal showing testicular fortitude but you also at that moment said oh my gosh if federal wins this match and raphael madala has a forehand to win wimbledon doesn't convert it and loses in the final federer three straight times but this one holding matchpoint will he ever be the same player and i think yeah we talked about rivalries another sports in even with borgen mcenroe's there's sort of this element often of of destruction and after the the final match after the rubber match micky ward in truro god even pick your pick your rivalry often in an individual sport the losers never the same again and i think part of what makes this so heartening fedor one the very next major i mean here here everybody left wimbledon two thousand eight wondered if the king had been deposed and there were all sorts of you know tortured analogies to to to overthrowing and coups and putsches and there's a there's a new king but roger federer won the us open a few weeks later he won wimbledon in two thousand nine he won the french in two thousand nine nidal won the australian open so in many ways the fact that this you had the seminal match but it did not sort of neuter the loser in a way sort of emboldened boat to them i think was you know i mean i i think it's another special part of this rivalry the documentary is called strokes of genius it's in heavy rotation on tennis channel it's based on john wartimes book strokes of genius john thank you so much for coming on the program thanks guys always.

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"john wartime" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"john wartime" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"Go maybe my name gets added to the list you never know so thankfully we did get a call it a week to go amazing 'cause right we got the offer here's what it is and i said okay you know everything seems all right better we can do the money like it's good but it is a race which is important this time of day but can we get a little more wow no here's where it is that's that's probably most we can move it all right any other things that you want and the thing was travel which in the previous contract they headed as i can get travel of first class of the flight was three hours so it led to an amusing time once i was calling indians gave whenever they were corrected their job of travel it that it was like listen it's two hours and fifty five minutes from hartford to wherever it is to connect to cleveland like i can't get that first class really story you can't and she says she was just you know a lot of espn contracts are actually two hours and over they get first class and other go okay well i'm gonna be bear in mind for next up so it's okay and it was nice for just to let me know that so i listen can we get the first question i don't mean to be elitist about it but when i came back for the national championship pro cities and all the espn executives and all of us were on the same flight it was like a ten twenty five back from delta so i like i'm talking to like stephanie truly and like connor shell and burke magnusson truck keller i'm sure and rob seven elliott time to board i'm like thirty four b with my buddy lisa stokes like all right and extent hang out with them in the front two or i'll just find a different flight you know it's all good if we don't avoid that so they took care of the travel which was great which anybody who's had the fortune to travel i last knows generous that is nice that is that's good baseball play by play i've done a few games and i and i continue do that and the company suggestion you can still do a few games you're interested in we'll we'll find spots where it which is great you know five six times a year and the other thing was tennis now this is a little bit tricky and because i would relish before runs or toast bourbon he's great and he understood them passionate about tennis game the whole run hey my mom is from pakistan but moved to england she was ten loves wimbledon lob stanazol mom's family's still in london she passed on to me becker was my guy door federer people know that because i suppose you made i i would love to cover it even though years ago richard i thought this is so far fetched you'll remember the first time we did the pod when i say l john wartime i lit up going on talk to him all by but mike tariq aziz giving idea when mike left i just wanted to one thing how'd you get wimbledon like you you do monday night football only mba like how did you get wimbledon i would think you'd have to be calling the connecticut opener rogers cup that kinda thing and mike listen i just said i'm into it was like to do it and i said well that must be nice if you're my drinkers call your shot but mike vice was correct when i say this to ending spine broadcast if you don't tell your bosses and how are they gonna know how they know adnan virk big tennis fan so i just had listened is there any way we can get tennis in there and the answer was favourable which was that let's crispy kendra is unbelievable job obviously she's great she owns the tennis fowler obvious in the college wonderful and i don't have any aspiration to to take anything away from either of them i just wanna be there i don't care if it's court nineteen and i went three calling matches with people are relatively insignificant i just want to get some strawberries and cream and.

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