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Fresh update on "lacrosse" discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Good Morning. Good afternoon, and let's say good evening people welcome in. It's the door font sports weekend edition, Mike Wilson Andy Dwarf coming right at you lots to dive into whether it's the NBA playing in the bubble whether it's NHL hockey. Playing in the bubble as well whether we've got the Major League Baseball Corona virus issues we've got college football things happening as well. Let's go on the sports world that was once non existent. Now it's popping got lacrosse going on you got soccer Ghana, everything is back in full force. Might be good might be bad as we're seeing in baseball not so great. You're having teams having to postpone games how they GONNA make it happen with a short season very difficult. All things being considered but. They're back Mike back brother how you feeling. I'm good and you know you got the you know the honest charge I guess that was not but you know that's a different time different topics but it is what it is and it's all back and it's fun to watch and I'm telling you. Watch. The fans being dubbed being over over the Internet for the Games and stuff and actually. Well you gotTa make do with what you got. Everything's a little different right now at this moment in time and you got to enjoy it somehow someway and look sports are back. So we're back to on the other side Bret Boone former major league baseball player will hook up with him. We'll talk about what's going on a major league baseball. Keep a close..
Sisters in Travel Nursing
"Right everyone welcome back to the wall med, Lauren rush in Chris acquired. No are joining me today. They are to travel nurses who are about to be sisters in law. sister-in-law's. In law I, think that sounds very They hear currently working side by side in New York City during the pandemic I love this dynamic, and I can't wait to hear more about the relationship and experiences working in the thick of it in new. York City. Time for that Nurse D. Energy this week nurse. D. Energy moment comes from et clobbered. Khloe rates in Heiden, Yo I have an end e. I'm a registered respiratory therapist, but I love listening to your podcast I've been a fan since you and Danny started. So I'm a pedes. Nikki, respiratory therapist, and I recently just finished my Nikki transport team training and went on my first transport by myself. Thanks for inspiring nurses, and all women in healthcare to go for their dreams, and for creating a supportive community. Thank, you, chloe! That means so much. This was a huge leap of faith and I'm so grateful to all of you that tune in to listen. I WANNA give an extra shoutout to all the RT's out there we would not survive or have as much fun at work without you I love our RT's. First off I just wanted to start with mid West. Represent you guys might be the very first guest ever had on the pod that have heard of. Well I shouldn't say this to serving, but have you heard of the Turbo University? Yes my cousin went to school there. He played baseball. I knew it i. knew wouldn't let me down. Yes, that's where I want to date I know. I was like there's no way she doesn't. She has not heard of the Turbo University. I always remember that like from your podcast like I'm like? Oh, my Gosh! She's a Wisconsin I'm from Iowa, but like Barros will like what part of Wisconsin from I'm from Dubuque. It's like Oh. Yeah, fish hours away from like lacrosse areas. Oh for sure cool small world. Yeah! I know I was very excited when I read. y'All's BIOS. I was like okay. Yeah, yeah, we're going to be cool we'll be. What are the odds? I know no one's ever heard of a turbo, so I was like? These girls will then very happy. It's funny, 'cause this is this. This is like more detail than we might need. But Lauren and my brother met at my cousin's wedding. and my cousin is one that went to the turbo. That's Kinda of funny. Robert Related to it. Oh. That's so cool. Like go over like the how we met like their wedding like I was I'm best friends like with his wife. Now like we'd go over to Lacrosse till October passed every year oem. You both from zero all the time. They're. Real. That's awesome. Yeah, okay, so going to back up just a little bit. You guys are going to be sisters in law, or is it the sister-in-law I don't. I was like. Sisters in La La at Yeah I'm not quite sure how to say it. Yet to master in law I think is how you say it I think. Yeah someone, someone will correct us so. But that's awesome, so you guys are on assignment currently in new. York City right now. Right and so you guys touched on it briefly. But how did you guys mad at your cousin's wedding? So we met so I was a bridesmaid in my a now fiances. He was the best man in that wedding, so we never met each other. And that weekend we were both in the same wedding, and like we just kind of hit it off, and then the next day might not Nancy was like Oh. Do you WANNA come to the brewery like I'm going with my sister? Who is now Harissa? And, so we went to Berry dislike an hour down the road and our dislike. You know chatting and we all hit it off really well like. That I so awesome two years ago, yeah! That's amazing. I'm I'm very jealous. While will be my sister-in-law for very much longer thankfully. But I I really was I. I'm very jealous that you guys like love and care about each other. This is this is great. Yeah. Super being out here together for sure, that's Oh. Yeah. So I love talking `bout everyone's backgrounds in nursing What made them want to become a nurse? And like what kind of path they follow through school? So would you guys like to? On that at all. Yeah definitely. So! I pretty much knew think it was like when I was a sophomore in high school. That I wanted to nursing All the science courses really fascinated me, and then I did see a horse like through our local community college, and I just loved the aspect of helping people and like working in healthcare, so then in college like I had planned to have a major be nursing and I discontinued on love with college then. Yeah now working in the field I can't imagine doing anything else. Yeah it's definitely like the most rewarding job I could ever ask for. It's awesome, but you. Yeah. It's Kinda funny, hearing or story because I like mine's very similar and I didn't really know what her story was I. Always wanted to go into the medical field since I was little because. For the same reason, science courses always were interesting to me and. Social Studies geography were like lame so. I always gravitated towards that kind of thing, and actually did a like mentorship program in high school where I got to shadow some people in the healthcare field like x ray technicians and doctors and. Nurses and things like that and that's when I decided to become a nurse. And went to school for it so. I also was a CNA to in high school so i. Got My CNN a community college, too, which is Kinda funny.
St. Edwards University Senior Chase Bartlett
"Everyone John Worth. I'm here this week. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Hope you're doing well or some approximation. Thereof our guest week is chase arlit. Who is chased? Bartlett Jason Bartlett is a senior at Saint Edwards College in Texas. He reached out to me via twitter and wanted to tell me about his story. Which is essentially that in the wake of covid his school's Athletic Department abruptly has killed its tennis program and they go tell you the details. But they're not pretty and I think this is something that unfortunately gonna come up more often in the next few months that tennis is a non Revenue Sport and with no final four. No March madness and with football. This fall right now in some doubt. These are tough times. College athletic departments. We've talked a lot about tennis on the tours being suspended but this trickles down to the college game as well so today we talked with a college tennis player about some of the woes facing his program and Again I think this unfortunately is going to be an issue. That's GONNA be come sort of being creasing -ly resonant this fall so without further ado chase. Are you a senior where he was senior? Wants you to sort of Orient us where you are and what you've been through and then we can go from there the ask so. I I just graduated last week From San Cruz University in it's a division two school We finish this year ranked six in the country with six all American awards and make like replant nine overall team. Gpa So it's probably the best team ever had in school history For lottery reasons. And unfortunately the school's administration just cut cut six of our teams Men and women's tennis included earlier this month About three and a half weeks ago actually and since then we've been trying to do all these reinstatement plans and we've been having caused zoom calls with with the administration trying to figure out. How can we get these programs back? And how can we find a place for these is that it's athletes? I'm going to cut you off periodically just to The flesh is out on. This is obviously corona driven or. This is separate. There's been some a lot of people are thinking that this is sort of just a cover up from corona but the school is very adamantly saying this is directly related to the crown virus. You know they. They were expanding programs. You know two months before. They cut our programs to added East sports program in a track and field program and looked like there was plans to build a Lacrosse program as well. So it. It's sort of confusing. It's just to be just to be clear your tell me about your school yes a my school is in Austin Texas Like I said it's a division to university. It's got I think before. This had sixteen programs if you're not including tracking sports with which suggest added so now they're down to almost bare minimum to compete in division two. I think and in their conference requirements. So it's a it's a pretty good school it's right across the street from Ut's downtown Austin's a nice place lime scooters. I think yeah absolutely your your senior year and things. Things are last semester of college and then all of a sudden things go sideways in a hurry before we get to the finances. I mean just an emotional level. What's been like for you at? I couldn't imagine anything worse. It was almost like losing her relatives. And that's sounds ridiculous to say but it was. You know these are dreams that we've been working on. You know my teammates innocence before fourth grade when we had our tenth birthday party. That was around the time of college. Athletes really start playing in Brooklyn. Our whole lives in the end. We had shot actually this year winning a national championship. And that's what made it. I think so disappointing for us especially when I got here for years ago when I was a freshman unranked we lost to some pretty bad teams a now for the first time in school history. We've got team that can win a national championship. And and then grownup virus comes in all of a sudden you know. We didn't even know what was going to be our last practice. Our last match in three weeks later they they cut our program so it's pretty devastating for a lot of us. You're a senior. You said you graduated congrats. You still have a year of eligibility I assume if you want it. Yes so all the spring sports got one extra year of eligibility. Which means that you know. I could transfer on plan of the year which I'm planning on doing WanNa get an NBA and maybe play for a division one school A lot of teams aren't so fortunate though even though you know they can transfer Some of the freshman for example we had two freshman that were all Americans. I've known for a long time. Actually and one of them is quitting tennis because he he can't think of going anywhere else in the other one is going somewhere with no scholarship because much the teams have been all booked up because the timing of all that the transfer portal and in all sports right now is Is Is Meek writer. It's just just clogged in everything from the basketball the wrestling you hear this again and again. I mean I think in college tennis's I we're going to hear more stories about this a little bit different division one schools where the TV revenue from the NCAA tournament in the revenue for football. If that doesn't come in that's going to affect the whole athletic department. It sounds like that's a little bit different than the situation at Saint Edwards. Not like. You had a huge football team. That was spitting out millions of dollars in revenue for the heart letting department absolutely. We don't even have team And Are you know the sports that got cut? I mentioned the Sierra. But they're actually the revenue sports You know of the six that were cut. Men's soccer was bringing in around one hundred fifty thousand dollars in revenue per year Cheer was a was a great reverence for that was cut in. They were bringing in around the Santa Soccer and men's tennis was costing a measly fifty two dollars. How can you dollars year expenses? Yes semi the bill. Yeah exactly how? How did you generate revenue? And what were the expenses so about three weeks ago we received a leaked document From a consulting report that was done in two thousand eighteen of Athletic Department in the way they did it. They did what's called the contribution margin analysis so basically you factor in all of the expenses. Right your background scholarships you factor in coaches budget factor-in overall budget And then you factor in you know okay. So I have four scholarships right and I have a twelve man team and all of a sudden. You know we're actually. You might be bringing in money because of the people who are on scholarship. So it's not like the ball where there's a ton of scholarships or something like that. You know our program wasn't fully funded so
Washington DC - Police investigate after man kills wife, 18-year-old in Mount Airy
"Like everyone else the residents of Mount Airy Maryland are sheltering against the corona virus but they're also coping with a double shooting on Thursday that took the life of a mom and a promising high school athlete a statement by the town of Mount Airy so is the entire community is left reeling by the deaths of heathers who should call ski a thirty six year old mother of three and our next door neighbor eighteen year old no law homa Yanni a high school lacrosse player the Carroll County sheriff's office says the woman's estranged husband Joseph Zukowski shot his wife then the neighbor who was outside before returning to his own home in Gaithersburg where he took his own life the town says its prayers and condolences go to the families
Spencer Murray Jumps Into The Podcast
"All Right Folks. Thank you and welcome back to the draws cast. I'm very excited to be with you again. I hope that you've been continuing to listen to the draws cast. We have some great interviews that we've downloaded over the last couple of weeks and have another great interview Here today with me He is the GM at the Briar Woods Country Club and a city just outside of Buffalo New York called Hamburg and his name is Spencer. Murray and Spencer and I know each other through some work that we've done together through the National Restaurant Association and we've been working on getting Spencer on the show for quite some time so Spencer Murray. Welcome to the Dr Cast. Hey thanks for having me Jeff. It's good to finally make this happened with you. I'm looking forward to to get into it with you yet. It's going to be great A previous podcast. I had a gentleman by the name of Aaron. Primo on and I called him a Whiz Kid. Because he's done quite a bit. In his years that he's been a Professional Anaconda put you into that group Not so much because your age because frankly I don't know how much or how old you are. You don't need to tell me that but I think that you've done a lot for the number of years that you've been making a living for yourself. So that's another reason why I wanted to have yon of the draws cast so So before we get your professional cry like to kind of set it up and find out a little bit of background about the people that are interview so Where did you grow up. What city specific did you grow up in? Sure so starting I'll tell you I'm thirty one so that we can get that out. Okay well then. You can be a whiz kid concerning. Yeah Yeah for me. That's a whiz kid. And I look sick. Buffalo New York in just the suburbs village called Williamsville. Just fifteen minutes outside of the city. You know. My my dad was a military guy. He was in the eighty second airborne and a he was a Jag officer as well too. So a military lawyer And my brother sister or at Fort Bragg North Carolina and then my dad moved up to buffalo to start his own private practice as an attorney so I was born here in Buffalo born and raised here and Most of my career. I spent seven years at a at a breakfast restaurant here. Most people are aware of if you've ever heard of the original Pancake House. Yeah I spent seven years as a kid started when I was first job. I worked at a P. It's a place I was fourteen years old. I made five bucks cash under the table and I they let me run the police that it was just kind of just got it at an extremely young age and learned how to deal with people then started as a dishwasher at original pancake. How listen and then throughout college and somebody's work. I Work Sides Washer. We'd orange juice plus boy creative people as host and just went through all. That was kind of my start hospitality and stuff but I love this area. I'm a diehard bills. Fan Bills Mafia. We're we're out here representing and I've lived away a couple of different places and now back. So you're part now is did you say it was the Buffalo Mafia or the bills Mafia bills? Yeah I had heard that term before. That's pretty interesting So that was going to be a question of mine if you were an a sports fan for the sports that are in the buffalo area but it sounds like it a yeah. I usually if you're from Buffalo. You're you're a big bills and the sabres kind of life around here whether we're good or bad and you say bad but we're good fans and we have a lot of fun so having been to buffalo a few times myself For those of you out there who are listening that have never been to Buffalo Niagara Falls is what would you say about twenty minutes? North of Buffalo. Was that about right? Yeah so Niagara Falls is right there. But Buffalo's got a really cool young vibe to it Especially as you get down into the city. Downtown so If they've had a really good kind of revitalization of the city over the last five six years and it's really taken this kind of artistic beautiful and just driven approach to making the city. Great you know the the food culture here is amazing. The People here are great. It's called the city good neighbors and and I love it. Here this is this is certainly western. New York is is my home and a Lotta. Yeah and it's very different Then you know people when they think of New York they think of New York City. When people think of Michigan they think of Detroit but there's so much more to the states of New York and Michigan than people realize because they just focus on that one area buffalo in western New York people. Are you say you must go to New York City all the time like seven and a half hours away from here? I can make it to Chicago in almost the same amount of time per se and I can be in West Virginian. Yeah exactly so. It's very different but I encourage. I don't work for the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce but and I'm getting no money from them for this interview but I can't tell you that it's a good place to visit if you're looking for places to go The summer or even in the wintertime. Because you you work at a country club but it also acts as a ski resort to my correct about that though so where I live. I live in a town about an hour. South of Buffalo called Eligibility York and it is awesome magical Kurowski town and there's two ski resorts that are so why I snowboard side. Love the winters play. Before this I worked I managed a restaurant in ski jump on so my busy season was winter and now the golf course. That's kind of flipped the script you know so I enjoy winter a little bit more so now but definitely work a little bit harder in the summertime now but no but we're connected I mean like I said I live in his ski town which is awesome. Actually New York has the most ski resorts I think out of any state country number wise. And it's great out here okay. That's great so now you are the GM of the Brier Country Club and we've established that you've worked at the International not the International House pancakes but the original house of pancakes. And that's kind of. Yeah and that's how you got started In your professional life How is it that you went from early management? Even though you shouldn't have been managing that original house of pancakes how did you get from there to the GM of the brier would country club? I can give you a little outline and just kinda how it went so Actually have a history degree. I played Lacrosse in college. I got a scholarship to pull les division to Ross at Franklin Pierce University I was always a history nerd. Grownups and I didn't really know what I wanted to do So my my major. I just decided to take history. I liked it. I played the cross. I thought I'd be the cool history teacher and coach at the school Had that kind of plan out but then I realized that time I kind of liked history. More a hobby rather than something. I wanted to do every day but at that point. I kind of knew I just wanted to do something involving hospitality. Entertainment an Kind of a not a shy guy and I went to small school for comparison. It just know in working in those kind of environments that the original packing house and stuff you just. I just learned how to deal with people but you had to these environments. So that's why I wanted to do so. I graduated. College became a food supervisory Internet. Six flags theme park in Springfield Massachusetts. I were a looney tunes tie and Khaki Pants and a short sleeve blue button down so you have yourself a six flags they mess and those kinds of things and I did that for a summer that I moved back home and I became assistant manager at the ritual. Pancake House at this place. You know the way you come in. It is the busiest Brecca's place all the area and it was one host which was myself still wore Khakis at that time. Couldn't get away from it. I guess And Green Pole and and everybody came in their name on a dry erase for it and that was the wait list for the thing and everybody just stare at you and here. I am this young kid and deal with all these adults different people and everybody's hungry after church. The breakfast in Hama just taught me a great deal of patients and just kind of savviness of just kind of dealing with people of all different ages and expectations
NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility
"The NC double a will permit spring sport athletes weather season shortened by the corona virus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility the division one council voted Monday to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball softball and lacrosse a way to get back this season they lost but did not guarantee financial late winter sports were not included in the decision council members declined to extend eligibility for those student athletes how much scholarship money will be made available to each athlete will be determined by the athlete school roster limits will be adjusted to fit returning athletes along with incoming freshmen I'm Josh Rowntree
NCAA Approves Extra Year Of Eligibility For Spring Sports Seniors
"Reports the NCAA has ruled the issue of eligibility with all the seasons just getting stopped in March or whatever what early in March what happened eligibility could people get an extra year of your senior Kerr could you come back in it it went about exactly as expected the NCAA ruled that all the winter sports I'm sorry the spring sports affected in that B. like baseball softball lacrosse tennis golf track all of those athletes because they barely even started some of their seasons we'll get an extra year of eligibility the winter sports I II basketball men's and women's will not get an extra year of eligibility because they pretty much had played their full seasons I mean the conference tournaments were started so everybody had played a full regular season some some college basketball teams or their seasons were already over there out of their tournaments and everything so head there and I I it's kind of socks and it does suck for people like Cassius Winston certainly and stuff like that but it is kind of hard to justify you get another whole full year of eligibility just because you missed maybe one game maybe two games like maybe a one tournament gaming you're out you know I mean not not for the good but for the lesser teams of I just be one game and you're probably should not get another full year just for that so they ruled you
"The Way Back" Actor: Will Ropp
"Next guest performance as Kenny Dawes number. Eleven in the way back directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Ben Affleck is easily one of my favorites of twenty twenty. Please welcome the very talented will. Rob will thanks so much for coming on the show today. Aloe thank you for having me. I am so I am like your performance moving beyond belief. I'M GONNA get there but I think you have a story before this movie because you certainly have an interesting life. I mean I've I read where you were born in Connecticut. You know I wanNA see right up until sixteen. I live near. I live in Massachusetts so obviously were bordering Connecticut. What part of Connecticut? Where did you grow up in Connecticut? I grew up in Gary and so I I was there until I was about Sixteen and then. I went to boarding school in Florida. Okay and how did you like Connecticut for the time you were there? It was good it was you know I I I had some great friends there and I I really focused on baseball. Growing up like baseball was kind of being on baseball and feeder. Like you're always Kinda. Took the background baseball. Baas barring up And it was kind of once. I went to Boarding School in Florida that I realized that like Florida Day Falls Different Than Connecticut. Baseball and slowly realised that me Mike. Utah's knock knock out the way I wanted it to. And so that was a blessing in disguise and kind of put Peter in the forefront In the front seat and Yeah from there and went to the University of Michigan. Yeah no but Connecticut was great. I love it actually. Many friends Aaron I try to do that is often if possible. Newhaven new haven is the king the King City for Pizza. I think in the United States I mean Yes oh my God. It's phenomenal but that's neither here nor there. But I have to say so the school you. You're talking about in Jacksonville Florida. I hope I'm pronouncing it correctly. Was it called bowls correct yet. And that's where you kind of I mean you you have teacher want hope. I have this right. Move a teacher named LAURA REPELS. We'll have that incorrect. Yeah ripple rickel ripple and she really kind of says you know what this kid can act and she's not saying she's not saying it's huge like make you feel better or give you something to do in your off time. She's saying like you could make a living doing this. You're this you're that good so that had to mean a lot to you and just talk a little bit about that moment in your life if you will I mean I mean we're riffle She's my probably the first person that told me. Yeah just I bet I could I after genuinely like do you think I could do this as a profession and she gave me a genuine answering said yet And so I I always respected for that and always will and and we did so many shows together in In high school and she just kind of. I think you know like I was saying that. Baseball is a different level in Florida feeders. Also different level in Florida. It's the congress I think. Cheater get more funding in the North East so When I was in Connecticut I was used to these huge production. The knees you know a a you know a ton of talent department and then I went to Florida and it was kind of like it was it was more. It's just a little less funded. You know black people interested in it More people are interested in sports. Obviously so Paul Basketball Baseball and And so I kind of kind of woke me up and I was like oh I didn't know that not every school puts on fantastic productions and so in a way kind of opened my eyes little to To what you know where I kind of fat in the in the pecking order talent wise or whatever and from there she she kind of got me ready for all my college Acting Auditions I. I applied to be a A. Bfa activator in school. And in order to do that you have to Prepare a bunch of monologues. And it's a it's a tree rear s Solution that you have to go through. And she she got me ready for that and she kind of was was one of my main mentors and encourages That that ultimately got me in Michigan and Michigan ultimately got me where 'em how was your time at Michigan. I feel like reading about your amazing. Yeah greeting about your life. Will there was a couple of interviews where there was mentioned of adversity and tough times? Did you experience a lot of that growing up my mother when I was Thirteen yes. That was probably you know. The trouble is the biggest adversity And you know I am one of five children. So you know my siblings. They was on the second oldest. So when something like that happens. It's tough on a fairway and it's tough on you know my father and So you know kind of siblings at the for each other and you know Kinda rallies through it and And Yeah I think we cannot be other end Eventually you know. Will you know will never stop? The grieving is a process. That never stops so. I think that'll continue. You know continue happening but Yeah I think that's probably my biggest adversity that's happened so far It was tough and I have to believe she would be so proud of of what you've become the man you've become. I mean my God. Yeah your family in itself. I mean I think your mom is well I mean they were all musicians right. Will I mean these? These are talented people that you've Kinda grew up round. Do I have that part right? Yeah well Line Graham Law Louise. She caught a choir stuff prior like thirty years or forty years and in and she still sings in her church choir. You know she plays piano and then my dad. When factum monthly clarinet I played trombone. Kind of a little bit of a band merged throwing up played trombone in jazz band and concert band. I was in court as well And then my sister played the violin. Really well my little brother is a is a singer. Songwriter My sister Susie. She's a college Lacrosse player. But before that she played the base for a little bit very little known fact about people don't notice days for a little bit and then Yeah and then my little if fister Lena we're not sure what instruments you gotta play after a police say man. I you know a lot of times when I prepare for interviews. I like to watch other that. An actor director cinematographer has done and one thing that really impressed me about you and I loved it. A lot of actors will kind of try to put themselves over I. I can't remember the interview but it was. It was about twenty seven minutes. You're with two other cast mates. I think Charles was one the other one was. And you put them over like you were like. Hey what do you think or they were like. You never made it about you. You always made it about them. And it's so I mean I could tell you mentioned family earlier. That's just such a family kind of thing to do in such a classy thing to do you. Were putting them over before you. Kinda of were putting yourself over. I thought that was a really selfless thing and I don't. I don't see that often. I have to tell you.
How the Boy Got His Name
"How the boy got his name. It was springtime long ago. Little stream swelled and danced and all the forest was glad and. Oneida boy came running through the wood. He too was glad for. The world was full of new life as he came down the path he saw something hanging from a branch. The tree was but a few steps from the trail so he stopped to see the new flower that the spring had brought. He found this not to be blossom but instead it was a tiny baby cradle. The boy pick the cradle from the branch. It was so much smaller than any he had ever seen. It fit into the palm of his hit as he looked closer. He saw that there was a tiny child in the little cradle. The we baby left small baby. The boy thought that this was a very special child and then he said to himself. I will take you home here. My mother now. The boy's mother had all of nine children and he was sure that she would like one more and that there would be more than enough room for this tiny little stranger in their big long house. The boy started to run down the trail but then something seemed to hold him back. I'm stuck he could not get far away three times. He tried to go but every time he only circled around the tree. Something was preventing him from moving more than a stone's throw away. It was like a rope was tied to his leg. And then suddenly there was a loud screech and a cry from up the path. The boy wondered if it was some animal that was in pain or caught in a trap. It wasn't a Fox definitely not bear badger. He turned to see what it could be. And then he saw a small woman running down the path. She was shorter than a beaver but she ran like a deer to the boy and was weeping and begged him to return to her the child now the boy had a heart that was often kind all he wanted was to see everything and everyone happy when he saw the little mother crying and imploring from her baby he felt sorry for her many times he had heard his own mother. Tell him how every mother bird loves her hatchlings and every mother bear cub every mother deer fawn and every Oh night mother her baby and he knew this little ferry mother must also love her little ferry baby and so he put it on the tiny mothers back and said every mother should have her baby. The little mother gave glad cry. She felt the baby on her back once more than she drew a stone from a bag which she carried it had a hollow hole through it. She slipped it onto a string of beads. That hung from the boy's neck the stone shown on his breast. Like Ado. Drop because you are good and kind and unselfish she said and because you make everything happy you shall wear this good blackstone it will bring you whatever you want we a little people give this stone to those earth children only who are strong and yet protect the week. Were always on your breast. Never take it off and you will become a mighty sheaf then. The mother gave another glad cry and with her baby on her back. She disappeared into an oak. His heart grew lighter and as he ran. The stone shone brighter before he reached his mother's Longhouse he found a rabbit on the trail and drew out his bow. A short time later he was bringing back game for his family's evening meal. He never told anyone about the job. Oh or as some people call them drum dancers but the stone that he had did bring him good luck in whatever he did all went well for him if he went on the hunt he brought back dear. No boy could sling Lacrosse Ball. As far as he or could run as fast he could shoe. Eros to the sky and every winter. He could send his snow snakes skinning far beyond everyone else's stick so lucky was this. Oh night at boy. His tribe called him luck in every month. He wears the lucky stone. Some of the elders would say as they sat around the fire and others would nod their heads knowingly but they never knew how he came by it or why he wanted and when luck in every month grew to be a man his tribe made him a great chief just as the Little Jogo mother had said though not one of the hereditary leaders because he stood so strong in straight serving the people protecting the weak and doing great deeds he was called a named a Pine Tree Chief. His feet are planted deep in wisdom and strength they said and
Schizophrenia in Men
"I'm Rachel Star here with my co host Gape Howard last episode. We discussed how schizophrenia affects women and this episode. We are focusing on the gentleman exciting. We have Jason Jepson. Who's GONNA join us? He is a mental health advocate. Also a veteran. Who HAS SCHIZOPHRENIA? And Dr Finch will return to help us understand the medical side of things that are going on Rachel. I'm looking forward to a great show. I'm excited to gave last month. Rachel we learned how schizophrenia impacts women. You know things. Like motherhood and pregnancy and menopause and aging and. I don't think there's a lot of people were surprised that any illness would impact a female differently than it would a male but we sort of want to open that up because there were some big differences in how schizophrenia presents in males over females and I think that was surprising for us during the research because we just assumed that an illness hits women differently because I think society is conditioned to believe that women go through everything differently. The fact that we hear mentioned over and over is that men tend to get diagnosed far earlier in life than women. Do with schizophrenia. However as we talked about last episode that's not always true especially in families who have a history of mental illness and even amongst like different ethnic groups but due to being diagnosed younger age men often have not attained the same degree of social development as women. Do at the onset of schizophrenia and that can contribute to poor social outcomes during our research. We learned that the reason that menor often diagnosed earlier because men are showing more emotions or boehner abilities and when seen in women as we learned last month. They're just like oh well she's a woman so of course she's being emotional. Where when the exact same symptoms seen in men that like oh? This is a problem but as you pointed out getting diagnosed earlier isn't necessarily the advantage that we think it is in males because stereotypically they're looking at you for all kinds of issues as we're GONNA learn from our guest. One of those issues is violence or rage or anger. My question to you Rachel is. Do you think that men have an easier time with schizophrenia? Or is it just a different time? I would definitely say a different time being diagnosed earlier that in itself and we talked about mini episodes ago where it comes to diagnosing children where that has a huge impact on you. You know if you know earlier that you have a major mental disorder that can change just how other people view you yourself. How your parents view your future? I know that's definitely come up just in my own life. But I can't imagine. Had I gotten the diagnosis in high school. My parents probably immediately would have started wearing like while she can't go to college. Just assuming things so just like being diagnosed sooner. I think is really scary. And then the flip side not being diagnosed until your mid twenties like many women. Are you probably been dealing with this for a while? Had not been able to get help so it's definitely a different situation. I don't think either side is going to be easier anytime. You're dealing with schizophrenia. It's going to be intense across the board. Rachel do a refresh real quick and talk about symptoms that tend to impact men more than women. Men tend to have more serious cognitive deficits more the flat effect we have a monotone voice very dull expression. You don't really react the way that people would normally react in situations blunted emotional responses where it's just kind of. I don't WanNA say chill but you're just kind of you know straight across the board when things happen. Speech reduction and men tend to be less active than women. And of course just because you're male or female doesn't mean that you fit in a nice tidy box right it just just because you're male doesn't mean that you will have all of these and just because you're male doesn't mean that your family will not notice or will notice. We're speaking in generalities when we talk about stereotypically. This is how schizophrenia presents in men. Yes absolutely and Rachel. Of course we love you very much. But you're a woman living with schizophrenia. So you thought it would be appropriate to bring on a male who is living schizophrenia. And that's why we have a great guest who you spent some time with Jason. Jepson as you said. He's a veteran. He's awesome. He's living with schizophrenia. And you did a great interview. You're ready to roll it absolutely here. We go today's guest. Is Jason Jepson? Who also has schizophrenia? Thank you so much for being with us today. Jason Thank you for having me so right away. I what you to tell our listeners about yourself okay. Sure I'm a writer. I started journaling when I was in the seventh grade. I have two books out. I'm also a veteran. I'm a part of the Vet Council at McGuire. Veterans Hospital remained. Sure that veterans don't fall through the cracks and we dragged him to mineral services. It's awesome well. Thank you so much. Thank you very much for serving for US. Thank you so much. So what age were you diagnosed with schizophrenia? I was the diagnosis of schizophrenia. When I was twenty three I was diagnosed in the army. The thing is. I don't know how your schizophrenia is. But my I knew the voices the voices in my head board the other soldiers that fought in California where I was stationed in also friends from Richmond. Virginia because I saw my heaven hear their voices. It took me a little while to Except my illness. Did you have signs that you noticed earlier? Age Not really in high school. I'd mild depression. I saw a counselor for short time but I still was social. Had Friends and I've played Lacrosse in high school. Now do you have visual hallucinations. Also are yours mainly audio then in my twenties it was mainly voices that I couldn't figure out. Where were they will coming from? Stow our episode. Today is focusing on. How men experienced schizophrenia. Different than women? Do you have any thoughts on that? Do you feel. There's much of a difference Well I think everybody's experience for Schizophrenia. Is Different in general. I think we hear voices delusions but the specifics of a different. If that makes any sense okay. It's just important to find the right treatment plant for men and women you know. Find the right medication. Maybe have therapy. How does someone to trust like your parents or your friends and all that takes trial and error for both men and women. I want to ask you this because I think it has like two sides that you see. A lot of men with schizophrenia ended up homeless and I know with you also working with veterans. You hear that a lot too when you have a lot of people coming back with post traumatic stress disorder. What are your thoughts on that? Yes what kills me makes me when attack. This mental health thing for veterans is out veterans actually committed suicide in the parking lot of the. Va Can you believe that? I mean there's gotta be an answer to that. I mean. It took me a while. Ask for help myself. How do we get there? How do we combat that? You know it's just I hope. Veterans Council can reach out to them. we were still a new organization. But that's just need to ask for help and it can be take awhile but be patient. I would say men are typically known for not wanting to ask for help and I can imagine it's been doing you're talking about like soldiers you know the idea of masculinity it being even harder for guys like that exactly what you know one thing. That's helping. There's more athletes coming forward to Lesson to stigma for men. I'm sure you for that. Dwayne Rock Johnson has come out saying he gets depressed. I mean that guy's a famous actor and that's going to do great things for men in my opinion is huge. You think masculinity he's just giant muscle. What has been your biggest struggle as a man with schizophrenia? Well it's the Saudi expectations. The stereotypes gave does this wonderful on the social network but but know why kids job. I used to avoid social situations because the question. What do you do? What do you do for a living? Because I didn't have an answer then. I realized I would make a house advocate and I'm proud to be a mental health advocate when you say you're a minute health advocate that opens the door for education. What is it one in? Four people have some kind of mental illness. You know so if you open up. A mental health advocate well. My my sister has bipolar. My uncle is a schizophrenic. You know it opens it up and talking about it. Like we're doing now is the most important things to bus stigma. What advice do you have for men? That are listening. Right now with schizophrenia. Except your diagnosis is probably one of the most important things I can say when he accepted you. Get on the right medication. Be Patient with medication and It's okay to ask for help you know ask for help. It's it's okay to ask for
'It's hypocritical': Penn players and coaches react to cancellation of Ivy Madness
"Even even the the sports sports world world is is not not immune immune from from this this a a kid kid this this these these cases cases of of corona corona viruses viruses we've we've been been telling you all things a covert nineteen players and coaches getting some tough news yesterday that the Ivy League is now canceling the tournament that was scheduled to begin at Harvard for both the men and women let's turn to W. B. C.'s Laurie Kirby this morning now for the latest good morning good morning Jeff March madness more like March sadness this morning really Penn's men's basketball coach Steve Donahue whose team was scheduled to play Yale Saturday in the semifinals is crying foul in a statement gone wildly viral coach Donahue says to pull this remark kids is the most horrific thing he's dealt with as a coach ever he also says it's inconsistent because lacrosse team the wrestlers are still playing and competing how Yale will be headed to the NC double a tourney because they were regular season champs the Ivy League issued its own statement defending its decision saying they're doing this in accordance with the guidance of public health and medical professionals and of course the number of colleges and universities and mass and across the nation are moving the learning experience off campus Jeff and online to stop the spread of coronavirus also want to remind everyone Laurie that high school sports entering the hockey and basketball championship seasons those games in Massachusetts continue as scheduled at the
Lyon Is the Real Capital of French Food
"Week. We hit to Francis third largest CT. Leon challenges the likes of Paris with food and drink selection. Our Guide is Monaco's Maddalena Polish. When you think of fine dining in France Paris is probably the first city that springs to mind. But for those in the know. It's Leon Francis third largest city that clinches first prize is the country's gastronomic capital. It boasts more than four thousand restaurants. Fifteen of which have Michelin Stars. Leon spoils choice in Tom Savitri. So it's wise. Start IN THE CENTER IN. Leon's press cheol or almost island the first port of call when dining out. Leon is a visit to one of its countless versions his red and white checkered tablecloth zero hallmark of the press skills winding cobbled streets. You need to the city. These cozy destroys originated from small ends frequented by traders in the seventeenth century visuals glow with an intimate convivial atmosphere and serve generous helpings of authentically and as cuisine wholesome home cooked meals which favour fresh produce an adult out without pretension or extortionate price tags on the rue saw. Joan London is Labou. Sean defeated West Chef Julia. Isabel and Laura Peyot march to the legacy of the famous mothers of Leon who emerged in the nineteenth century. These women of humble origins who having been released from household surveys opened their own restaurants and enhanced the reputation for excellent food defeat US contemporary dishes that remained faithful to authentic bushland fat but with fewer calories for a set menu of twenty eight years. You can indulge in a parade of salad bowls before choosing a substantial main such as canal red mullet with shellfish salsa with a hearty vegetarian lasagna replete. With strong nights childhood nostalgia. A selection of liquid cheese is followed by choice of desert which fused shopping sweet flavors like lime cheesecake with peanut paste dark chocolate cake with candied mandarins. This bustling each Twinkles CHOM and fills up quickly each night. So it's always wise to book ahead the best way to get to know the central peninsula is to discover it on foot on a morning walk up at St Rolling. Slate is the perfect antidote to the food referee tone by evening individual for energy. Please check out. The specialty coffees in delicate pastries of La Guardia. Cafe on through happy rotate. For Hot. He started the day. Head to diploid nestled near the Sun. This cafe Russell's up your quintessential millennial brunch with a twist. Classic Avocado Tastes his pad with roasted squash period. Will pancakes meat? Smoked Salmon and cream cheese dip Lloyd Sunday brunch mini features sugary surprises like chocolate coated chestnut model names with copious amounts of cheese egg and meat. It's fair to say that traditional Lyonnaise cuisine is not particularly vegan friendly if the rich food and vast quantities of the Schanzer left you in need of something greener and lighter than Asian fusion restaurants by SA- by on the Petite Rue de France. Is the perfect counterweight. It serves Southeast Asian Street Food and top US and deserves praise for its fast service. Leeann can be at mart and it's full splendor at night when reflections of its artfully illuminated buildings REP lacrosse. It's rivers. You can observe the spectacle from the character. Full Monkey Club cocktail bar which overlooks the road. A short stroll from the upper house dimly lit and decked-out like Victorian Boudoir. This sultry settings perfect for a nightcap is jungle. Patent rules aligned with curiosity cabinets. Houseplants and rip leather seats abound. The Monkey Club finesses the alchemy of cocktail making specializing in old school. Spirits Drinks Manouchehr on from Victorian literature off the Queen of Hearts. Our a drink of Hendrick's GIN partying. Sarah Flying Fresh raspy and champagne food is the lifeblood of Leone. It chefs take pride in its rich culinary history while at the same time applying modern twist taught classics. It's a synergy of preservation in progresses unle- on its title a gastronomic coughed of France. And Dare I say it over your so issue yet? Another trip to Paris and go exploring around Leonti trees
"lacrosse" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"For the day both were these be the cage dancer I am in the neon glow up in the cages like thanksgiving dinner you talk about there so how's your career going the hammer household being the same come in and I think they're happy that's what it comes down to how it is in our in our houses too we still do not have a real show yeah yes J. we have more fan mail I love fan mail your checks do we get another computer monument video yeah working your energy is amazing you to remind me of myself and my friend that we've been friends worked together for over twenty years we have so much fun together we work nights and weekends dance studio and make fun of all the crazy my mom is not as well I think dance moms are probably worth his mom yeah you got your like lacrosse mom you got your swim on dance moms over here since the first video chicks on the right it's part of my.
Philadelphia: Perkiomen Valley School District Investigating Hazing Allegations Involving High School Boys Lacrosse Team
"The high school lacrosse team in Montgomery County is under investigation for hazing K. Y. W. suburban bureau chief Jim network reports circular valley school district superintendent Barbarossa says they're taking the allegations seriously and but investigating since it was first brought to their attention the alleged incident happened during what a district describes as an overnight team building trip by the high school boys lacrosse team to upstate New York that was organized by the coach no disciplinary measures have been taken as they've not finished our investigation and since it's still going Russell says they can't
Boston: Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict In Death Of Emerson College Student
"A Suffolk County grand jury has decided not to indict in the death of an Emerson College student WBZ's Tina god joins us live now with that story good morning Tina our good morning to you yeah the marine who is under investigation in the death of Daniel hall is will not be indicted the grand jury voted on this yesterday the US marine corps reserves had named lance corporal Samuel London as a marine allegedly involved in Hollis has died last year after getting into a fight in Austin Hollis was a hope deal high school graduate he was also a member of Emerson college's lacrosse team he died after hitting his head while reportedly trying to break up a fight between a group of his friends and another group this all happened back in September twenty eighth twenty nineteen he was hospitalized for days as a result of his brain injuries and died a few days later on October second Suffolk DA Rachel Rollins says the investigation that preceded a grand jury's vote was incredibly thorough and painstakingly detailed meanwhile Hollis is family says they're in shock and still have many concerns and questions about what exactly
Miami: Westminster Christian School Student Killed In Boat Crash In The Keys
"A Westminster Christian school student dies in a boat crash off the Florida Keys over the weekend students at the palmetto bay school say eighteen year old Lucas Alvarez was the captain of the school's lacrosse team and was headed to universal technical institute after graduation later this year Florida fish and wildlife reports that both the team was on it a channel marker near the Bolex cuts off follow Marada Westminster officials say they'll have grief counselors on campus when school is back in session tomorrow
Jeff VanEvery (Cayuga) Part 1
"Today story takes us to the streets of Buffalo New York where Jeff learned to work hard to support his drinking and partying. He didn't consider though the high price is family would pay for his addictions. My name is Jeff. Every upper cougar from the six nations Indian. As a little boy I was taken to church. Don't remember a whole lot about going and learning the word of God. I did learn how to take the offering money and use that to go to the store. Buy Candy once. I realized that my family or my dad that dropped her off wasn't wasn't gonNA come back until after the service was over so once we realized that it was just a matter waiting for him to pull away from the church. I'm you run out the door. And run to the star with their quarter and back done ever saw a quarter went a long way. So you can get a good amount of candy for that but You know growing up in. I now live in Buffalo. New York was shot. It was Kinda diverse. You know you had a neighborhood. She had the Italian neighborhood to head. Puerto Rican neighborhood. Step Black neighborhood saw being a native in the city is is a little rough because of the prejudice that goes on. And you know you're kind of torn of WHO YOU'RE GONNA follow like in high school me being a big guy. They would always ask me about. Who Said are you on and our strike. While I'm mad at anybody said you know and if you didn't take this I decided we'd get mad at you 'cause it was always a black and white thing as far. Orissa the racial tensions that go on and I didn't really like being put in that situation. I have kicked out of high school in the eleventh grade and basically wandered around for a year. Because you couldn't take td class unless you are out of school for for a year. So the year there was just a lot of Running around and partying intimidate that. Go on to get my ged. I did go onto truck driving school but I never got a job as driving a truck because he wanted to years over the road experience before they would allow you to To drive so that didn't work out. I became a certified welder. Want to welding school and get my certificate in welding and didn't even really get a jab welding either. Harissa was hired as a machinist. It wasn't until after that I did get a chance to to go to a company and to get to get more wealth than experience and got into the Union but I you know I realize you. The job said I had had many and But they were to support my my drinking habit which now I realize is Is An addiction. Because it's not a habit. It's it's an addiction that has control over. Not only you but your whole life and It type. A bandaged said that the world public sizes and makes everything look Lake it's it's a good thing to do and and look back now. I realized that it wasn't it was the wrong way to go but I was doing the things that that my father dead. My father worked at General Motors for thirty five years and he was an alcoholic and he wasn't always always there and I learned to To drink into parody into high tincture my parents at an early age. Because I I left. Home Managua's fifteen sixteen years old and I mean a lot of a lot of time and a lot of empty spaces in between the things that I did until I got older. I started out working structural steel when I was sixteen years old because they lied on my application and the reason I did that why so I would get into the IR work in industry and make good money because what the good money you have. More money to to drink and party was so it wasn't hard to do today. Found out that I had lied that my application and they let me go did sports. I played basketball under swim team. I played football street hockey in a neighborhood. And these these things here which glorified and and Sports. Today's that they are basically and worked Drinking and partying and after the game everybody costs to the buyer and drinks and if other a winter our loss and it was a win. Because we're a pretty good team and Lacrosse. And so we had a lot to celebrate but after at the Party was over the celebration was over. rushing really over for me. I just continued on and continue drinking parody and then during the ten said that the party never end what debt a lot of a problems came up because not only ruined relationships but it also ruins families and You know these are. These are some of the things that go along with that that you're not really told us because it's so glorified into world pet. You know real men drank and work hard and party hard and in how many. How many women did you can score? West is all glorify too. You know that that's what makes you a man but I did get into working into bars because six three. I was three hundred and fifteen pounds so I made a good good doorman and being a doorman. You're you're open up to not only thing set our into Bardem sows as far as Drugs and alcohol and women and these types of things. You're put into a position where your feelings are tying to master over by alcohol and the things that are going on around here For going to life and going through these things and I know road debt that I now realize as they wrote of destruction and that's exactly what it does. It's a destructive way of life that we as as natural people don't don't WanNa realize until most of the time it's too late I Did meet up with the woman eventually. married and starting not to have children so when. I was thirty four years old. I had done a lot of a lot of things in my life ahead a lot of different experiences in my life that I did But we're going into bars and and being a guy who you get drawn into a a little more I Got Into Basically collecting money for people who are owed money. I rather gestation. Her robbed a couple of gas station derived about when in their tissues in my size and my strength to basically strong-armed people to give meter money. It was getting to a point in my life where I was. I was feeling unstoppable and and it was either Me Killing somebody or or me being killed myself but really what had impact it was when my wife now which we were we weren't married. She should last me because of my lifestyle for drinking and he anger work. That took the kids and laugh. Can She just told me? Flat out that this isn't achieve and she didn't want our children to be around and You know I looked at it and I said well meeting can tap and before she's left and come back soon as things calm down. I went right back to the same things that I used to
How a Chicago suburb made solar simple for residents
"Years ago only three private the buildings in suburban Chicago Illinois had solar panels but now the village has issued permits for more than one hundred homes and five commercial sites. It's over a three thousand thousand percent increase Martha Julia Schoenberg's landscape and sustainability planner. She says the growth was the result of simple changes with guidance from from Seoul smart a Department of Energy Program Shamburg reviewed local zoning coats and simplified it solar permitting process. It's much more streamlined. Now so it reduced the soft. It costs that are sometimes associated with going. Solar duly also created a resource guide that explains the fees inspections and permits required people. Lacrosse Schaumburg soon began to act on this information and share it with others. I thought this is fantastic. Because now neighbors are gonNA tell neighbors. What their experiences are? And I think that's really what helped to drive the success of solar in the village. Dewey says it's rewarding to see such rapid growth. As you drive down streets and you see these solar arrays on residential homes. I think that the image it portrays as one of progress in one of the village supporting a more sustainable future
Implementing peace deal only path for stabilization in Mali, says UN peacekeeping chief
"Rapid and thorough implementation of a two thousand fifteen peace agreement signed by the multiple armed groups and government of molly remains. It's the only viable path to stabilize the country. That's according to the UN peacekeeping chief. Sean Pierre Lacouer who addressed the Security Council on Wednesday. The peace accord was signed by the government mm-hmm and supportive armed groups with jihadist forces. Who staged a failed coup in two thousand twelve but fighting continues in the north and centre of Mali which has made the UN mission condemn the deadliest place in the world to serve the Blue Helmets. Mr Lacrosse at the accord was still fit for purpose and would address grievances of millions who feel excluded from political and economic development development. Speaking in French. You said important progress had been made and the benefits of the two thousand fifteen agreements were being undermined. There are increasing challenges in terms the security and these may counter gain which have been so daily earned during the peace agreement signature process
Barry Sanders cracks top 10 of ESPN’s 150 greatest college football players of all-time list
"In case you missed it last night Barry Sanders was introduced at halftime of the national title game as one of the ten greatest players in college football history a list that was compiled by ESPN based on a vote of one hundred fifty former coaches and players in case you're curious number one on that list Jim Brown who excelled not only a college football but also a basketball track and field and lacrosse while to
"lacrosse" Discussed on Far Side Chats
"Edward Gene was born in Lacrosse County Wisconsin on August twenty seventh nineteen zero six his parents George and Augusta Geen both natives of Wisconsin had two sons Henry St George Gene and his younger brother Edward Theodore gain despite Augusta's deep contempt for her husband. The marriage persisted because of the families religious beliefs about divorce Augusta gene operated a small grocery store and eventually purchased a farm on the outskirts of the small town of Plainfield Wisconsin which then became the gene families permanent home Augusta gain moved to this location to prevent. <unk> outsiders from influencing her son's Edward Gain left the premises only.
"lacrosse" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"So you when did you start playing the cross when I was twelve and did you play other sports? Yes. Okay. What, what was your best second sport? I actually sucked at lacrosse, for most of the early years candidate. And I wanted to quit and my mom would drive me to practices back when you would practice once a week and play on a weekend. I didn't play club sports. So I played basketball and soccer, and we're better at those I thought this was pre MLS, so I didn't really have much look up to for MLS. And then I figured out pretty quickly. I wasn't gonna play in the NBA. And then when I was in ninth grade, I just started like things started clicking on the field and lacrosse. So I just dropped everything else. Right. Okay. So you, you play you start getting good. At ninth grade, you go to college. Now when you are in college in your dominating and you're winning national titles. What is like the conversation? I'm always curious about this. What's the conversation with all the guys on the team about, like can we continue our career? Where does this go? Or do we just go get a job like everyone else? It's usually go get a job like everyone else, okay? There was. There was a league that we, it's called MLS. So we actually tried to buy the with our capital partners. And so churning groups and investor, you guys know Pete, and then erica's in advisory go with P PD. I wouldn't do that. I don't okay. But as a good call. Can we cut that out? So so, so it used to be there used to be a different league. We tried to buy them. Yeah. You said you for a long time. I played it for ten years. But to your question when I graduated from Hopkins took a job in real estate because my rookie wage in that league was six thousand dollars. Wow lived in my parents house page, how many games I live in my parenthood are how many how many games were you were you getting paid six thousand dollars for for the season? So how many games in a season then then it was it was twelve games in a season and what you max out at what was your best salary playing lacrosse professional, the maximum salary last year with sixteen thousand she's not. You are really like building something from the ground up here. So I was in I was in real estate. And then I got my first endorsement back in two thousand nine with Under Armour and then red bull, and I was building, like a social media profile, and so connecting with lacrosse audience, because none of it was ever on television outside of the college final four. You guys saw. Yeah. And then I left my job in real estate. 'cause I looked at that it was like basically twenty grand combined in sponsorship, revenues. I got a, a place in Baltimore split it with three buddies, and then I just started trying to figure out pro across. Okay. And, and Bill check is, is he a mentor of yours or just a friend or how does that work? He grew up playing across in Annapolis, and he used to come to Hopkins practices. And at one point, he actually guests coached, which was pretty fucking cool. That's awesome. So and you know, because you'll see people come to practices in all leagues. How you Jeet lacrosse? How did he try to do that? How did he try to cheat? Yeah. I don't know get to play the balls and lacrosse, no, no. That's why I got out. We're both skins fan. So, okay. Yeah. Yeah. In theory, not really Dan, Snyder fan, not a huge Snyder fan. No but team. Yes, they get good again. I'll be love the Gibbs era. Yeah. Gives her what you did. You ever go to RFK, of course? See the stadium the stands bouncing to Art Monk. Gary clark. Yeah. Guys, Mark rip in earnest Byner. Yeah. Rippin back in ninety one. We can talk about skins all day back. Good team to root for. Yeah. So so, so, so, so belch I came down he coached a game. It comes to a practice and then we'd go to the locker room and we thought he was going to be, hey guys keep up the good work. And he looked at us. And he goes, you guys are fucking division one athletes..
"lacrosse" Discussed on Capital Allocators
"A three time first team all American at Princeton one of the best players that the game has had of the last few decades. And he was constantly watching us and paying us around. Hey, this is really interesting. What you guys are doing? I've been distant from the game since I retired plan pro lacrosse love like entertain coming back. So we through course of interviews. And so on brought him on as head of across. So he oversees all of what I had mentioned and also currently building out his team of operational managers. And so on. So he helped hire our head coaches, which are all world class kind of led by Dom stars. Who's arguably one of the best lacrosse coaches in the game history. And then when we talked about forming our teams, it was a combination of getting feedback for players who are option holders in the business. And then also how we can attention hack or gather the right response from the market. They could get a nascent stage league off the ground faster in starting lane. Three or four verses one eight the feedback from the players in hindsight was fairly obvious. Which was we don't wanna draft. No players went drafts. Unless you're drafted. I you're not you know, I. So that was cool to hear. And we were originally saying I mean, we talked about everything Ted. We talked about a traditional draft. We talk about creating a draft. It was based off of fantasy auction UGC draft from fans and so on, but we kept coming back to was gold standard in the sport. Going back to my experience college lacrosse, then we look at the player pool that we have now and how there's twenty three guys that played for Maryland. There's over a dozen that played for Duke. And there's this organic competitive alignment in chemistry. That's already there. And when you talk about best sports in the world, you look at teams that have that chemistry in that competitive fire that sometimes has been built over a decade between the coach creating culture. They're like Gregg Popovich or other times three to four years with the player. Do oh that continue to bills that chemistry in the locker room on court. So it was clear to us that we. Opportunity to not only have best product on fields that baked in chemistry. But also aggregate a fan base that loves college sports in college lacrosse, specifically. So one of our levers that we looked at and building these teams was college alignment between our current player pool. The second was if you look at guys like myself in Colorado, and Joe Walters have been playing pro over a decade is that even more impactfully than college. We've played with certain guys for ten years versus four. So we looked at former pro team chemistry. And then we pulled out the data around skill in age, and we did awaited basically waited scorecard. So Josh lead that adjacent to Josh. We had built a lacrosse advisory board because we wanted to be as objective as possible the second cisa, folks like Dave Petra and John denounce Keats chaired by Seth Tierney has Jen Levy on the board has someone like Paul Carcar on the board on the. Announcement side analyst side of cross Jen Levi's one of the top coaches in the women's game both with e team, USA and Carolina. And so we worked with them to say, okay..
"lacrosse" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"So when rob gave me some of the gist. It was right up. Our wheelhouse and lacrosse thing was a personal connection that. You know, made sense for us to check out, and we had looked at a bunch of lacrosse businesses over the years and just weren't able to find something we're excited enough, albeit despite all the trends, which I know you've covered at length and all the press around appeal L really sort of into the right and figuring out how to crack the code. And when I think about, you know, the P L L general I was thinking back to as a kid growing up on the island. I started playing lacrosse when I was five always better lacrosse player than athlete. So maybe visit of you. Although you've gotten to be pretty lacrosse player as well. So the pinnacle was playing if you're lucky enough that final four weekend. And then for me, I didn't really think that much about lacrosse after I left yell obviously follow the team, and I watched wash on the weekends. But it's sort of the pro game wasn't really thought of as with the exception of the superstars really viable thing to do is sort of a fun thing to do if you graduated for for years on a couple of friends that did that. But, you know, thinking about this opportunity, you're now creating a platform where you know, hopefully, many years down the road. People don't think the final four is is the pinnacle, there's another sort of leg of the stool. This is a company that knows media is specifically the intersection of sports and entertainment and understands where we were placing our bet in knowing that just how the NBA is placing their bat on media. And that this wasn't something that. Felt farfetched. In fact, it was it was a relationship that if we could anchor with you guys we could drive so much value to the creation of our business. So when you when you guys think about your experience specifically at rain and how Joe Ravitch off often talks about media in sports and new media specifically, where do you believe the biggest areas of tension are are to be earned? Maybe yet not leveraged from other leagues that we can tap into with appeal. I've I've been fortunate when I when I first came to rain close to ten years ago. One of the first projects, I was I was staffed on is working with the right? And at the time, it's hard to believe then but in two thousand ten you know, still viewed as an emerging sport a may was popular in a lot of a lot of areas. But there's still a lot of detractors, and certainly didn't have the ground swell of support at the at the youth levels that we have here today. But over the course of eight or so years culminating ultimately with us helping them sell sell the business north of four billion dollars. We got to see firsthand the power of. A league where you control your content where you own you own the content you can slice and dice rights, you can distribute across multiple platforms..
"lacrosse" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"And we found that through feedback that we've solicited that we solicited to these families as like, yes, scholarship is great, but getting access to Johns Hopkins, getting access to Duke, Princeton Yale, and being able to go to that school is something that you can't attach a dollar figure to right. You could try and it would potentially be very large number just the the commensurate level of downstream income that you would get from that yet. There's also, this is certainly leading the way if you're talking about division one scholarships, but if you're looking back, do you want through three one eight players essentially goes on to play at the next level, which is actually really high. It's one of the highest in sport for lacrosse, not to mention just the aspect of being competitive across sports. This is not just a lacrosse specific trend that. We're seeing folks tend to specialize earlier in sports to be competitive. It's challenging because it creates economy right when I grew up. I was playing three sports at a at a decent level, but I felt okay about that because the majority of my peers are also playing at a decent level. Now, I couldn't imagine trying to pick up a sport late in the game as a freshman, sophomore in high school in trying to compete it. You lose a lot of fun in the aspect if you're not able to compete close to the level of of the peer group that you're with. So there are outside. There's certainly outside factors the way into the positive plane team sports. Many of which are sort of the common ones that we lean on learning teams been ship. Building community understanding how to participate with others. But if you're looking simply at the dollar figure associated with what a scholarship can bring, that's absolutely correct. It's not so much tuition dollars, but as much more to do with the growth that comes with access to those high end institutions. Yeah, we, we've talked about with a number of guests that have played a multitude of sports have been very successful at a high level on this podcast, the benefits of of plane wreck versus club, and then multi-sport versus sports specialization. And I've said, often that sport greatly benefited me. But access to wreck teams playing rec, lacrosse and basketball. My entire young adulthood. You get the level of of skill in competition out of sport, the fun camaraderie in your local neighborhood with your peers, and then access through growth to hopefully the opportunity play in high school and then beyond club across continues to push more and skew more younger. I wanna be clear though that we don't think the proliferation of club lacrosse is a bad thing. What we try to encourage is the revitalization of rec, which has decreased in markets across the country by fifty percent. We think they should be running parallel pack pass optionality critical. Yeah. Yeah, I think that's right. So you're part of the reason that we wanted to get involved in the youth space is there are a lot of folks that are operating. Some of which are very talented are doing incredible job of creating challenge and building up young players. There's also a lot of misinformation that goes on. If you go onto any club across website across the board, you're going to see pretty much the same verbiage more or less from one to the next. Everybody is going to make claims that they are in the top echelon, the top caliber of club across. Obviously, that cannot be the case for everybody. But price points typically sit around the same level. Our hope was to create some clarity by nature of having the best players in the game, delivering instruction to youth players. We think that there's no better proxy for good coaching and for a quality program than having folks that you can trust that are really sitting at the front of those experiences. The mission statement that we landed on was able creates great lacrosse experiences by the best across players in the world. So that's the sensually where we landed in the space. We looked at at entry through a number of different means, be it through of large organization and rebranding trying to expand that, that that business, that entity, we looked at getting into the tournament space or into other events specifically where we felt we could have the most direct impact was creating that conduit between your peers and the players directly. And so far I think there's been, you know, pretty strong response to that particularly through the parents yet..
"lacrosse" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"We got some old stuff to talk about some stuff from before the weekend and the weekend to god says returned from lacrosse god's has a little something for all the people he coached against this weekend stu gods wrote a father's day column that you can enjoy espn dot com you'll enjoy it more if you replace the word dad at every turn or him at every turn with the word money more fun to read it that way in fact year mo can you read that again for us gots wrote a very moving father's day column his father's moved if his father wants to do a podcast start wants to start his own network with student yet my father is not stopped peppery me wondering if we're gonna do some sort of weekly show together what's next what's on the horizon for my dad i mean it's just i've created an absolute monster here it is a moving column you should check it out at espn dot com because stugatz thanks his father on father's day we've got phil mickelson we've got lebron stuff phil mickelson that was totally jarring to me to see the way people reacted to that kick him out of the kicking send him to another country it was weird man people take golf seriously god i didn't realize though it was that seriously that he i mean people calling him a disgrace if you don't know phil mickelson missed the putt putt was rolling off the green just chased it down and hit the ball again i mean it was absurd but i'd love golf on more of that he just sent himself i'm gonna take whatever penalty comes from doing this the first time any golfers ever flashed athleticism the ball was going to roll off the course mad at all the golfers because they spent the entire weekend complaining about the course it's absurd to be honest with it really is this is the one tournament every single year where the weekend golfer looks forward to seeing pg professionals look like weekend golfers it's hard the us open supposed to be difficult to you're all these guys who play golf for a living play the greatest courses in the greatest conditions to hear them complain one weekend out of the year that they're gonna play a difficult course i mean you gotta be because i love golf so much and now i'm telling you dan i am a shame by how much i love golf and phil mickelson because i could not believe how much these guys can plane over the weekend about a difficult course that's the us open that's what it's supposed okay and this is what jarred me about the us open and i'm starting to start with a sort of race talk but it's better than the winslow talk i was going to do so consider yourself consider yourself lucky that i'm only doing race stuff and not yet talking about this unbelievable story from the weekend involving kellen winslow junior and how the hell he explains any of that to the people who love him like that story is not ten am eastern seven am pacific not the time to talk about it probably noon wheelhouse noon eastern wheelhouse i don't want to start your monday morning with kellen winslow roaming through mobile homes allegedly looking for eighty yearold.
"lacrosse" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Well there's not much to offer i mean i believe yale won the national championship yesterday did they not sec's fucking made it there's lacrosse at some schools are not i think there's women's lacrosse i don't let me offer this and a good friend of mine played lacrosse in college too fantastic sport but i don't think it's particularly well traveled sport in in the southern part of the country i do play lacrosse yeah no i mean i mean do famous lacrosse team obviously i don't think he sec lacrosse is a is a sport that much attention is paid to are you right now because this is not your normal setting so where are you where we are where you're in destin florida that is in the north west panhandle of the state of florida okay we are between i would say panama city and pensacola florida if you look at them up i've heard of pensacola because have you heard of the used to channel super mario logan sure yeah yes very famous youtubers they live down there actually talked i don't know if you're keeping up with the weather yesterday but we're the you know this big mini hurricane landed about twenty miles to the east of us oh really it was called a sub tropical storm nice over here the weather's great but it is hot this is like louisiana whether mississippi alabama weather right now i was actually i was up in i was up in new england last week the weather was fantastic.
"lacrosse" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"But you talking to go another element to it but the other thing i'll say is heggie not played basketball i mean you would have been an entirely different lacrosse player so we have a ton of parents listens podcast and a lot of young players who try to make decision on focusing on lacrosse specifically when is it a single participant game for them and and you played all the way through high school multiple sports i would play in college coach petrol at me for sure like i i loved it i think i mean you hit the nail on the head i am the lacrosse player i am because of the basketball player i was right like just it translated specifically to my game and i think that's actually the best part of our sport obviously the stick is equalizer right and if you're not willing to put the stick work time in it's probably not gonna work out but if you look at most elite players what they did in another sport is like what they do in lacrosse i think ryan boils one of my favorite examples i used to watch homeboy play quarterback in football and then be a point guard basketball actually to play against them in basketball which was fun but like he plays across the same way he was a quarterback the same way he was a point guard it was identical you just added a stick to it you know and so i feel like most elite guy struggles no different the soccer player i mean it was the same thing between the lines that he didn't lacrosse i like that the stick is the equalizer yeah they did have a great athlete in our sport not amount to anything nobody it almost makes it more difficult because we have to double our workouts and way of timing we have to go train in our case we have to physical therapy had another hour and then you have to work on your stick which another hour so take football for example right i say basketball's closer on their jump shot take football it's like trying to be an athlete.
"lacrosse" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"I think so us nba might be a stretch but could i have played in europe and before i go down that road 'cause we can take it to like where where we see pro sports right and there are plenty of if not just as many athletes that play professionally have great careers that went to schools in college you never heard of hundred percent just out work all the division one sec school one hundred percents so i think if you apply what i've done on the cross in terms of the work ethic the energy effort put in across the board then yes i could have done it i don't know if it was nba but i could play professionally somewhere for sure if i would have put the same energy into basketball did into the cross i think i could have done it what i've been like a high level guy starting five guy in the nba no shot but could i have figured away onto a roster i strongly believe there's so many intangibles like leadership grit it's gotta work man right i'm gonna work longevity i mean good vision for what it's going to take the other point i want to pull over from basketball is the crossover you mentioned that you're in one shorts but you were the first lacrosse players to incorporate that alan iverson crossover was that something that just came to you was there a moment when you were younger where you said all right i'm good at this crossover and hoops what does this look like with a stick and ball in hand yes so everything every dodge i do in lacrosse i've done i guess i should say comes directly from what i didn't basketball just because basketball makes sense to me at the beginning before the cross started making sense i can watch someone do something basketball and go get a basketball and do it immediately no practice just watch it got it go do it made sense and so the way that i started learning lacrosse and how to dodge was just literally took the exact thing i didn't basketball and just sat in my driveway figuring out like how does this relate to a lacrosse stick right and so like the whole north south split dodge my opinion for me at least is in and out crossover right like you're going in and out and.
"lacrosse" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"Preface that by suggesting we we may go little bit longer but there were a number of good questions that came through and the first one that read is is kind of in line with content being king different form of content now you purchase a television arm you were buying up your else that helped with usa wrestling new media which are the platforms that are now hertzian broadcasting rights and even comcast own nimby see universal launch their own ott which there was a little bit of at tation to that at the usoc level and we'll see some of the games being broadcast this winter on their ot some of the actual participation participatory sports and competitions how do you think new media will impact the winter olympics this month or next month and when i say impact you think you were shit is going to continue to increase is it plateaued is it gonna kline are you on certain and then the impact that will have on sponsors and overall revenue for usoc in other nfc's this is a great question because it's really driving where the ultimate wants to go with the sport program and has a huge potential fact on lacrosse inclusion in the game or any other sports inclusion in the game nbc's been able to monetize their investments in the olympics through the sale of advertising rights and the sale of subscriptions to the five cable networks that they put the games on so ten cents a month they saw you know another one hundred thousand of those that adds up pretty quickly so that's how they monetize that huge investment but what's happened with their viewership is two things the demographic is skewing significantly older it's folks like like me and older who who have loved the olympics gathered around the television when there was three ways to watch olympics and we still want to do that and nbc coined the phrase much must watch television and live sporting events are still one.
"lacrosse" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"It was you get a guy who works wchs it's is a fedex driver gets you going to friday night and play for twelve fifteen thousand people in play a game that he loves and uses skills and certainly need to spill time and with ice afterwards because he didn't work out every day he had kids he worked he did these were great guys oh i i'm gonna tell you what the the the quality of the lacrosse player is just i love these guys they looked party they're great athletes and they love their fans they are involved when i first started an nfl in in in nineteen seventy four players would smoke in the locker room dude they would have time they needed a cigarette you do that today it involves everything evolves in and and and in so sports is of all the fun of sports a lot of has gone it has become very professional in his in well should be missed a big business and big business can take the entertainment out of at that time that was rain ring ringling barnum bailey lacrosse fun and your team may of lost that you had fun you listen to music they're crazy things going on you did crazy things in the half time they had fun and what people want today still is if you can find a way they can have fun alleviate some of their paying cause so much pain in the world.
"lacrosse" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"A sudden the pitch caught to me works guys on base mover guys over walking in the winning run if i need a seven trip to them out i i think it's just a little bit too dramatic i think i think now it's a good way to usher in this kind of change without hitting players over the head of this real quick justice the measure all goes people norma fan of it my someplace tells across they put in the shot clock couple years ago a shot clock in the ncaa lacrosse okay shot clubs across because teams will take it a ball killed o'clock eklof towards the end and there was no shock cloth and it was a stalling and it was boring and the ratings are great for the college across as it is now a tv nevertheless they is slow this down so what they did was they put the shot clock in and it actually helped everything across the border makes the game more exciting that needs to have what baseball they gotta give a little drastic and a pitch clock would have done that why and i i don't disagree with the pitch clock idea i don't and i agree with the shot clock in in lacrosse i agree with the shot clock widows first institute and college basketball because who wants to watch a team play four corvettes for that's my point how then slow game down ron wants to see the clock where you're minimizing possession those were all positive those were all changes for the positive for the game bees it sped up the game made it less slow late all over the course of the game sorry do take this you think those shock laps shot clock in hoops or in lacrosse made those coaches all those offensive players happy no it didn't make them happy but they had a change.
"lacrosse" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Tried to bring a little more skilled vision but now it absolutely dogs up all dogs hurt you know these young guys that are growing up in the position their top little guys and they take a beating throughout their careers i mean i i mean i've i've watch alana lacrosse i said i don't see you know i know the ball hits the goalie you know it it has to this thing a little bit but none of these guy seemed to is all part of the whole persona lead on surely pain that don't don't try to express yourself when you're reading your teeth are you bat after approach it that way right up before it get to the calls i i want to ask you this deal is as mentioned in the opening this but a lot of because all of a sudden the cross him to explode or popularity so many people suddenly kids now we're into lacrosse and as we've seen the huge expanse of a college programs around the country it's you know it's almost like a move seen now a response from the college coaching recruiting that they're they're looking at trying to recruit or have been trying to recruit kids as as young as aids grade ninthgrade i mean tell me about that hasn't had that's been curtailed out correctness won't go through its mature people understand what's going on it absolutely have said i'm happy to share and i appreciate your valuable cross it's still in the film actually growth in terms of the rules and we're trying to get everything organiz from all different levels but the recruiting peace has been has been it has been the priority um in years past you've been able to contact perspectives student athletes as young as eight the ninth grade and that may not be coaches contacting but you may be able to receive calls from them in recent legislation they've pass that it bans all college lacrosse coach is from contacting perspectives tomb athletes until september one of the junior year and what that's don honestly it's a breath of fresh air for everyone allows the coaches to see these guys matriculate as not only students but athletes as well and then it allows the the student athlete too kinda grow when it's not it's not necessarily the best eastern ninthgrader that's gonna end up with the scholarship now it's the young man or young woman the continues.
"lacrosse" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Pictures in lacrosse tribune they put the pictures of these two in there and down well i guess it jumla let let me put it like this now here's the even weirder thing about this story okc come up the cars rocking the police office sir knocks the on the door excuse me you're gonna have to stop this year get rescued other car then while he's waiting they decided to go back in and continue consummating their relationship and then you know civilians up getting arrested they were initially charged with lewd lascivious conduct the district attorney in lacrosse has decided not to prosecute not the press charges so i guess they get to get away scotfree with this although their names and pictures have now been in the paper and i'm sure i'm sure their mother and father like i said the one guys 21 the gal is twenty their pictures lacrosse paper they're from lacrosse with the story being with you know they were i guess continually getting it on in the backseat of the car so i'm sure mom and dad or just pop in their buttons over the fact the day in ended up matching groups producing the show he imagine this you know this is how you pick up the paper and that's what you're picture is in the paper four you know it's kinda like oh mom and dad must be really happy with that particular thing but in any event i mean i guess all is well that ends well on this particular story however i do have look i i do have some advice for this couple and clearly octoberfest weekender not clearly this was young love and and who who wants far be it for me to stand in the way of of young love i mean it's octoberfest weekend apparently this is what goes on up in in lacrosse and three thirty in the morning you know you're in the backseat of the car whose that cop the be banging on the door you know it sits semi nine honesty on all this type of things but still moving forward i would offer this couple just some free legal advice from recovering.
"lacrosse" Discussed on One A Game
"Because that wouldn't stick was want to live in tree it's a hickory tree that tree was living we give thanks when we take that tree how many baseball players even the best of them feel that way about their bats i wondered about that as i was speaking with the thompson brothers and a perhaps irreverent question for miles slipped out before i could get a stick on it what would have happened in your family if at some point you'd said you know dead i'd really like to play baseball instead i probably would have got beat up by your brothers are via your father hallett of that's a pretty interesting question it is actually interesting perhaps but beside the point jerome has also said of the game that it's medicine to cure sickness our community uses the game of lacrosse as a healing every spring we have a medicine game that pretty much our whole community attends whether you're a male or female to me it's medicine in a couple ways it's medicine for the players to be able to play and go out there and have fun and play with a clear mind and it's also medicine for the people watching medicine and at times a sort of magic or mysticism maybe of across cultural kind until 1980 seven the iroquois confederacy was not recognized by the international lacrosse federation as deserving of inclusion in competition with other nations winning era coy did gain net status thanks to a change in the federation leadership they began regularly competing with the us canada new zealand than other nations at the 2014 world lacrosse championship the team from new zealand honored the iroquois as originators of the game and jerome won't soon forget it.
"lacrosse" Discussed on One A Game
"And you know he always tells us that he would never take it easy on this you'd always give us a nice hard pass you know he was my favorite players who are watch grownup lacrosse has a significance for the thompson brothers there are four of them jeremy jerome miles an lyle that goes beyond a warm and fuzzy connection to a dad even though he slinging high hard when's at them there's always a story that you know we were told us kids that this game has been played since the beginning of time the it begin with animals in those animals brought a different perspective and we were taught the these animals played to shoulder every child can bring something different to the game lacrosse because you don't know matter if your fast in all your strong you got good hands you're going to bring something different to this scheme every child can play this game maybe so maybe every child can play but when miles and jerome were growing up they didn't have a lot of options beyond lacrosse we didn't have electricity or running water and toe i was probably about eight years old you know we didn't have playstation are xbox we had our brothers we had our lacrosse tix you will drive down resin you would at least c one kid with a lacrosse that can summit is that could have been us for the best players among those children with sticks there could be practical material advantages something in addition to the satisfaction found in following in the pawprints of those variously talented animals there could be college scholarships several of the thompson brothers got them there could be something to hold onto while recovering from addiction lacrosse perform that function for one of the thompson brothers and there could be professional careers all four thompson's are currently playing pro and as miles thompson explains there can be something more important than all that my father he taught us that the game of the crossing we've got to respect things respect the game respect others respect the people watching.