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A highlight from Preseason Begins & The Annual GM Survey
"This is the crossover NBA podcast Chris Mannix joined as I always am by Chris Herring and Rohan Nadkarni. Quick housekeeping note fellas the NBA preview issue is out I guess the basketball preview issue because there is a lot of college stuff in there as well but the cover is NBA Jimmy Butler guest editor for this NBA preview issue Rohan you spent some time with Jimmy Butler in parts unknown I assume South Florida did a a story with him it's excellent check that out I've got a piece on the Phoenix Suns spent some time talking to Matt Ishbia James Jones Frank Vogel key pieces of that organization trying to recreate exactly what happened after the season ended how they got this point where they have one of the most expensive teams in NBA history a lot of good stuff there scouting reports different elements as well make sure you pick up the magazine on stands right now. So fellas we've got the NBA GM survey that's out and I want to dive into some of the elements of that but before we start recording this podcast I was just going through social media looking up some clips and all that stuff and I came across one from the Pat Bev pod the Patrick Beverly pod he does with Barstool Sports I just want to play this clip for you because Pat Bev was joined by Michael Rubin the former owner of the Philadelphia 76ers now this still the CEO with fanatics someone who has a strong relationship with a lot of players including James Harden who they discussed in this clip here as a past NBA owner obviously you're close to the Sixers the situation that's going on with James Harden how would you handle it it wouldn't have happened you know first of all James is family to me and like I'm not going to hide about that I love James this thing is breaking my heart this thing was just not handled well he was playing with us in practice and boy he was cooking he was oh I'm talking about the pot was out and he was stirring that bitch up there's nobody who wants to win a championship more than James Harden I know this guy like my brother people give James a hard time because you know he likes to have fun it's bullshit like the guy the guy's work ethic for basketball is insane and his attitude has been great he's been leading he's been giving advice so you might hear all the bad shit you know TV from reporters that's not there but actually being a teammate that's there he's he's been phenomenal I block out the noises really same because I think a lot of people just don't know like the real James Harden how badly he wants to win I think he's in great not good shape he's in great shape yeah he's in great shape right that's right body looks great yeah every time I'm in the weight room he's in the weight room he's gonna ball out this year so herring I know my blood shouldn't boil when I hear stuff like this and I know it you know the podcast is doing its job if it gets me kind of drawn in and talking about it but to hear Michael Rubin say that James Harden wants to win a championship more than anyone at the same time that James Harden is trying to force his way off a championship contender that is a Rubik's Cube of nonsense that I'm really having a hard time wrapping my head around your thoughts on the propaganda emerging from the Pat Bev pod about James Harden I'm just trying to think of a stranger mashup than the one you just explained I mean the the whole universe of Michael Rubin and all the there's so many things lately that just on social media that I've wanted to mute and I don't think I know enough about how to do it I haven't taken the time to do it but if I had a way of muting like Michael that Rubin parties James Harden and any other number of athletes are at or like all these white parties and everything else it's like I would do that but that makes this element of this story this this framing odd because it's like okay well he presumably is friendly with James Harden or James Harden is friendly with him but also the fundamental standpoint now at this point that maybe there are people in the organization that instead of kind of just gloves off which it seemed like it would be based on what James Harden said about Daryl Morey earlier this summer that there's also the very real possibility that maybe he's not traded and so they need him to feel wanted and they need him to feel like they want him to perform well which is what you would want if you're a team that at least there's a you said in one of the last pockets we did it's not out of the realm of possibility that they could be a winner a contender a champion if everything fell right you know the right way so I think that's all this is is just positive reinforcement but I mean it's also silly from the standpoint that you're saying that clearly people that are making trade demands whether it's behind the scenes whether it's publicly whether it's saying my general manager my president is a liar it's hard to hold those two thoughts in the same time in your head that you know on the one hand he can say those things but also nobody wants it more than he does come on like I did I know it's just you know the first thing probably that popped into Ruben's mind but it's just silly Rowan I know you're you're a regular at these white parties but do you have a issue let me just first of all echo my esteemed colleague Chris herrings fatigue with Michael Rubin just this guy's everywhere all the time fanatics sucks I'll say it fanatics is not good wow let's start there I mean like kudos to Michael Rubin you know what he did getting involved with meat mill etc but like we could have left it at that listen I if I were James Harden I might be living my life a similar way I let me put it that way but there is now a what is it a preponderance of evidence that winning a championship is not necessarily number one on this guy's priority list just not only in terms of how he's carried himself this offseason but how he likes to carry himself during the season when he's staying in Miami or Vegas for an extra night I'm away from steam mates are flying separately etc that all that stuff's been reported I'm just I'm sick of the the Sixers offseason I'm sick of the Embiid hard in partnership I respect you Mannix for still holding out hope having faith you've always been kind of an optimist a wanderer a dream I died that's why I don't describe you but I'm just so over this it just well like you said I mean respect to that podcast we're here talking about it I love Pat Bev he's a good personality but like what are we doing here Michael Rubin who are you who are you fooling okay we are familiar with James Harden's game okay you're not fooling us game off the court specifically right like you you can't say James Harden is misunderstood or gets a bad rap when right he he forced his way out of Houston by throwing a multi -week temper tantrum he effectively quit on the Nets which forced them to make a when deal they probably didn't want to and now here he is trying to get out of Philadelphia after holding you know one of the worst holdouts in holdout history to stay away from the team it just the the I mean just trying to get us to believe that is just wild so you know we had to talk about it you know James Harden still officially member of the 76ers we'll see what happens as these preseason games go on and what they do with them but right now James Harden kind of between a rock and a hard place might have to play for Philadelphia this season so I want to talk in this episode about the GM survey which always provides good preseason material whenever it comes out and there were some interesting elements in this year's GM survey guys and I want to start with the championship prediction from the NBA GMs which turned into a two -way tie between the Boston Celtics and the Denver Nuggets Milwaukee coming into third place 23 % Phoenix 7 % they came in fourth in the LA Clippers finishing at 3 % last year the Bucks were the leader at 43 % Denver doesn't surprise me Denver has the core of that team back we've talked about this before I think they can expect some organic growth from Christian Brown I think Peyton Watson might be able to play they've some other guys on that roster that can take steps up by the way while we're speaking of the Nuggets condolences to Mike Malone's family for the passing of Brendan Malone his father that was revealed by the organization this week but when it comes to Denver on the floor I can see why they'd be a championship contender the Celtics I might be one of the few pessimists I don't know if I'm pessimistic about the South I have more questions about the Celtics than many people do my good friend Scalabrini was on TV recently and he said every GM would want this roster and I tend to agree with that sort of because if you could bubble wrap this roster and guarantee that it plays 65 to 70 games together and will be healthy going into the playoffs I think you're absolutely right I think the backcourt is really strong especially defensively Drew Holliday elite defender Derek White big time defender we know what Jalen Brown Jason Tatum can do you know that that that speaks for itself the front court is good right Chris has Porzingis good player Al Horford good player but Porzingis chronically injured right like he played what 60 -65 games last year but that was a contract year and I have less confidence he's going to be able to repeat that he was already injured this off season with whatever happened with his foot over in the World Cup Al Horford's 37 by design he's probably only going to play like 50 games this year because they want to keep him healthy for the playoffs so we don't know what's what Al Horford is going to look like at the end of this season after that what is there they signed Wennion Gabriel Wennion Gabriel last year played 68 games for the Lakers in the playoffs he played 10 he averaged 3 .7 minutes per game in the playoffs with the Lakers last year that is the definition of playable in the regular season and unplayable in the playoffs like it just is what it is Luke Cornette is still there he was unplayable for Boston in the playoffs last year you know this is a team that was already thin when Grant Williams was there now Grant Williams is gone and I don't know what they do if one of these two guys goes down for any length of time so that's a long way of saying like yeah I can buy the argument that the Celtics are the team to beat Eastern Conference I can buy the argument that they are a championship contender but Rohan I just I have a lot of concerns about what happens if anything goes south in that front court I agree I mean that's why I thought the holiday trade was so fascinating and why I wasn't sure how seriously to take Boston as a contender for holiday even though his name was obviously their name was obviously coming up that entire weekend before he was traded a huge reason why they've been been special the last few years is kind of the alchemy of their front court mix -in matching Horford, Rob Williams, and Grant Williams that's gone entirely I see people saying now Porzingis and Horford might start together this talks about does Derek White come off the bench there's a right that's another thing I don't understand I mean you don't you don't have a backup really for either guy right now why aren't they backing up each other that already is starting to not make a ton of sense for me the way I look at it Mannix is I do think we're starting to see some trickle -down effect of the second apron because you look at the top teams right now whether it's Milwaukee, Boston, Phoenix, Denver to an extent it's not that the championship teams of yesteryear were flawless but we're looking at teams that are especially top heavy these days and Boston doesn't have a lot of avenues to improve the roster same for Milwaukee I mean I think Milwaukee has a great five and uh Holliday, Conaton, Middleton, Giannis, and Lopez but then they have Bobby Portis and they have a bunch of question marks after that they don't have a lot of playoff rotation guys uh Phoenix is in a similar boat Denver I think you and I are probably high on Denver's bench than most people we like what we think Peyton Watkins can do Peyton Watson can do Zeke Najee Swarther had a nice pre -season debut but those are a bunch of question marks for them right now so on one hand I echo your skepticism about Boston only in terms of Horford's coming off the worst postseason of his career um I think on both ends of the floor and he's only getting older Porzingis he's played 10 playoff games in his life but when you match them up against kind of the other contenders unless you think like a team like the Lakers or Warriors who have a little bit more depth maybe not quite as much top and talent uh can make a push I understand why you'd put Boston there only because I think a lot of the contenders are really top heavy right now well I mean but the the front court like to get out of the Eastern Conference you gotta get through Milwaukee and Milwaukee's front court is still really strong they still have all the pieces that were in place they still got Giannis still got Brook Lopez still got Bobby Portis they've still got all the guys that have the potential to give Boston a lot of problems and I go back a couple of years and the Celtics back when they had Rob Williams and they had Grant Williams they were in the mix for Yaka Purdle when San Antonio was trying to deal him they wanted to get Purdle they didn't want to get two first -round draft picks back then but they knew back then when they had you know three you know strong front court guys that they needed one more to get through Milwaukee that was when they made the deal for Mike Mascala and he turned out to be unplayable in the playoffs as well so I have concerns about Boston's front court anything about the predictions hearing concern you or you know stand out to you whether it's the Celtics or somebody else I mean I can admit to the same thing you guys are saying that I was surprised that Boston was tied for first for just you know the team that GM's thought was the most likely to win the whole thing it's really hard for me to look at this roster without wincing just a little bit we all can acknowledge that there's a lot of top and talent in this team there was before the moves they made this summer there is now the Porzingis fit is interesting I think everybody can look at that and say wow that if this works out they can win a title obviously no one's denying that it's just to have him and Horford as your two centers and then Wendy and Gabriel who I really like but I don't think of as necessarily my second or third string center or you know if he's even a center he's like six nine or whatever he is so that's all it's just you know and look I've been critical of the Celtics from the standpoint of you're trading away a lot to get Porzingis if only you're talking about Marcus Smart from the standpoint of you know a backbone a heart and soul obviously a very versatile important defender within that cog that they have defensively so they go get Drew Holliday and I think it does kind of answer a lot of those questions a lot of those criticisms but I just I still wonder a little bit of if now you're doing that and in doing that you give away Robert Williams if it makes you thinner at the spot that I was most concerned about now you know it's center even when they had those three it was kind of a weird hodgepodge of guys that you're not for any reason you're not gonna feel comfortable about whether they can hold up and be healthy the whole year also stylistically if you're missing one of guys it changes the way your offense looks because two of them are guys that can shoot from three one is a guy that's kind of more around the rim and setting screens and stuff like that so anyway I was just a little bit surprised that as we're all acknowledging the potential thinness of this group that they would be a co -favorite here I think the Nuggets still deserve to be the favorite and I personally would probably take the Bucks over the Celtics as a favorite but but all that said you know I don't think there's a runaway team here after the Nuggets I would probably leave them at number one because there was a lot of other stuff that happened between the depth of the Lakers the top end stuff of the Celtics the top end stuff of the Bucks to me when I see that much stuff happening I'm just going to defer to the team that won last year that granted they did lose some things but they have the potential to get better with more continuity of the top end guys that they have that haven't been healthy up until last year so I would you know I was a little bit surprised to see that Boston pulled into a tie with Denver among the GMs well we as we know the Boston media mafia is working over time in these kinds of situations I'm kidding I know it was the GM survey one thing I want to throw out there is in a in kind of a funny twist like the Celtics have had the best Joel Embiid defender over the years in Al Horford and Horford was giving Embiid problems in the semis last year to the point where Tucker had to get in his face and be like bro you need to take this matchup but what does Boston do now in that matchup because if you're playing Horford against Embiid does that mean you're playing Porzingis and Horford together and which of your guards are you keeping off the floor does that mean you keep Derek White off the floor it's kind of an interesting problem they've created for themselves unless they're willing to live with Porzingis on Embiid but that kind of takes away one of the biggest strengths they've had in that matchup over the years yeah is it going to be a challenge for them because Horford has been excellent I mean Embiid he gives him so many problems he clearly has the timing down on Embiid like he does he knows yeah it's fat it's fantastic to watch he pushes him off his spots he's he's just got a lot of you know and maybe some of it's mental too like Embiid's seen him so many times over the years that it's like all right well Al Horford again and you know he's asked about every single postseason he's had great games against Horford don't get me wrong he's played really well at times but it is I have a little surprise guys that the team nobody's really in on the Suns yet seven percent seem a little low for me you know man look I understand maybe Herring you got to give this team time to figure itself out and see if these guys can play together and see if this mix of players can work but you know if that team gets the playoffs fully healthy hard to stop very hard to stop in the postseason no no question I mean you know I watched clips I watched bits of the the game that they played against the Pistons and granted it's the Pistons you know one of the youngest teams in the league but to watch the Suns who you know have just started playing together that you know have 80 points between the first and the third quarter of a road game road opener for preseason there's obviously a lot of potential there offensively I would say that as we talk the things we like and dislike about teams the thinness the depth of these rosters I'm a little bit surprised that the Suns haven't done a little bit more to go out and get a a bonafide point guard I think it's a big granted you have a lot of ball handling on that roster it's not to say you don't and top level guys that can do it but it's a big change to go from having Chris Paul be your point guard and even to have campaign be your backup point guard to then going and just saying we're you know we're going to kind of take the Clippers route to have our forwards handle the ball to have Devin Booker handle the ball again all guys that can do it but these are also guys that you like to just kind of throw in iso situations you don't want to wear them down the whole season of having them handle the ball so I they've added depth and I think they need that they obviously needed it last offseason or I'm sorry last postseason and so they've done well to add to that but I think that they still it would do them well to have even if it's you know I look at something like what the Bulls did they went and got Javon Carter someone that played for the Suns at one point the sort of guy that could really be helpful to this team I also wonder just a little bit just a little and I think I saw some of this in their first preseason game as well Yusuf Nurkic is an interesting fit I think he can do good things for them he's good you know as a playmaker here and there defensively I worry just a little bit about him of how big it seemed like he took in Portland and you know for all the problems Ayton has at times I wonder if he's more nimble defensively and would work better defensively with that team but we'll see we'll see what happens I think that the Suns absolutely could win it they absolutely have the talent and skill to do it I think they have you know a coach that I really like one of my favorites in league and Vogel but I definitely have some questions about them which is why again would still take Denver head and shoulders above everybody else for now I actually am a little bit surprised the Lakers didn't get more picks here as well in this in the survey I maybe would have liked the Suns more before the Nurkic trade I'm just I'm replaying that Denver series in my head and while Landry Shammet was getting a ton of open threes and theoretically that could be Bradley now I mean I look at them as even worse or you know more poorly equipped to slow down the Nuggets than they were last year and while we're on the subject of health I mean Durant you know he missed some time obviously he came back right before the start of the playoffs and looked great at times and I think bookers only continue to improve but I mean there's a health there's a health question mark hanging over them you know as long as Durant is there and I I need to see it I mean there's definitely some exciting moments just watching kind of Beale Booker and Durant take their turns in that preseason game and it's like oh man like they have three guys who can go just iso and get a score seemingly anytime they want but and I'm I'm warming to the Nurkic move more than when it first happened but I really need to see that defense in action for a little while before I can take them seriously as a title contender yeah I think you guys just articulated why they only got seven percent of the vote there's a lot of question marks out there about them until we see them actually come together and play all right we had Nicole Jokic picked up first place in two different categories and I want to talk about both of them first was the player most likely to win the 2023 -24 MVP he got 43 percent of the vote in that category Yanis at number two at 20 percent and then if you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player who would it be he got 33 percent of the vote in in that category Victor Webayama coming in second with 23 percent on the subject of MVP guys let's start there 43 percent of the vote I'm actually shocked it wasn't higher like I thought it would be like 70 percent because not look first he's 28 years old he's in his prime he's durable he's just won a championship he was you know the best player on the best team in the NBA there's no reason to believe he's not going to come in next year and put up comparable or this year put up comparable numbers and I do think that the people that were divided on Nicole Jokic last year are not going to be divided this year the people that were skeptics about his ability to win and use that against him when it came to MVP voting and use that as a reason to vote for Joel Embiid those people aren't going to exist or that feeling isn't going to exist if Nicole Jokic puts up MVP numbers on the guy on the team that is at or near the top of the western conference there is no doubt in my mind he is going to win MVP he is going to get deservedly I think every benefit of the doubt this year when it comes to MVP votes so whether it's you know Embiid, Giannis, Jason Tatum, Luka Doncic I think Jokic is going to get the benefit of the doubt there Herring I think he's going to be by far and away he is by far and away the front runner to win the MVP.
A highlight from HUGE NEWS XRP vs. SEC Over?! (Jobs Report Higher Than Expected)
"Good morning, everybody. It is time to discover crypto. It is Friday. It is Friday, October 6th. It is 11 .31 a .m. 10 .31. We're talking about the Nova Scotia time. I believe that's the furthest east island in Canada, folks. That was for you, all seven viewers from that cold island. Good morning and happy Friday, says Grand Roofing. Shout out to Grand Roofing. Grand Roofing, let us know your town. We want to give you a shout out and then maybe put some solar rays power and panels on roofs and then mine Bitcoin against their will. Just kidding. We don't want that, of course. Piper or Sawtooth, we're all having a good time, folks. We're going to talk about SEC. The SEC coming after XRP. Are they putting in the towel? Maybe. Also, SEC going after Elon Musk. What's going on with them after that? Jobs Report are in. Also, SPF stuff. And Thor. We got some Thor news. Now, Drew, you're big on the Thor chain. What are your thoughts on that just before we get into it? Oh, yeah, I warned about it yesterday. Remember, there's been a lot of funds that have been known to be part of hacks and exploits that have been moved through Thor. I was worried about a shutdown and it looks like Thor chain saw that potential and they're doing some maintenance to make sure they stay in compliance. 23 hours, 50 minutes ago, literally, we're saying, watch out, guys. The intelligence agencies are not going to like this. As it gets bigger, they're going to come the after it next day. Folks, we're always ahead of the curve. That's why we're starting early. That's why we're getting this content out early. I'm going to put out a short on the SEC and Elon Musk. That should be pretty good as well. Well, the hit merch, I still got it. I still got the hat. I got the hoodie over there. I took the hoodie off because I got the nice button up on today. Why do I keep dropping things? The hat. The pumpkin doesn't. Can we zoom out? I didn't want to stay on there. I tried this morning. It's just not happening. All right. There we go. Well, it's a weird black pumpkin anyways. I mean, what are these? Can you eat this? Well, that costs seven dollars and you just ruined it. That wasn't edible. All right, let's get a. OK, now we have spit on the floor. Good start to the show. Good start to the show, everybody. By the way, I'm Tim. You didn't introduce me, so. Good start. Good morning, Tim. Yeah, thank you, Drew. Look, I had to take a bite out of the topics today. I had to take a bite out of this pumpkin. Yes. All right. Let's get Tim. How are you doing today? I don't mean to overlook you like the hotel Johnny's from. Johnny's out today, but how are you doing today? I'm doing good. Hopefully my voice is not echoing like a maniac as it was yesterday. Hopefully the TA is a little clearer and you only get to hear it once. Sometimes you like to hear it twice, but maybe not that close together. But I'm doing good, Deezy. How are you doing? I'm doing great. Thor chain is an OG crypto. Was it Silk Road built on it? I'd have to look at maybe the underlying code. You know, maybe I'd have to look at this good point there. So good to that. Drew mentioned the show Dig In or Bug Out. I think that's what it was called. Is that the channel? No, that is on. You want to explain that, Drew? Yeah, it's Buy In or Bug Out. It's on the blockchain basement. We air those every Thursday. Just riffing on hypothetical situations, scenarios, kind of what your knee jerk reaction would be to EMPs, aliens showing up, maybe Kamala is your president, figure it out. Give us some fun scenarios that you would like to game out. You wake up, you know, think of like a Walking Dead situation, just a random, random scary scenario, asteroid hurling towards earth. Maybe that's one. I don't think we've done asteroid yet. So asteroids coming, 24 hours left to live. Can we do that? I think that's a good one. That's a pretty fun one. That's a good one. I like that one. So maybe that'll be one. Throw out some other suggestions you would like to see, just crazy scenario, game it out. What do you want? You know, look, I'm gonna go ahead and say, Drew's an expert at this stuff. What do you like the experts, maybe a novice, just have some fun ideas or bounce off each other. There's no expert at being prepped. You can only try your hardest and then, you know, sleep well at night knowing you did your dance. Well, Tim, you were an Eagle Scout, right? I was never an Eagle Scout. My brother was. I got to Life. Life. I think. Okay, the Eddie Murphy movie. So is that like, was that a badge? It was like, yeah, it was like the thing right before Eagle. I don't know. And no one better touch Bernie Max. What kind was it? Biscuit? I can't remember. Cornbread. Don't touch Bernie Max. Cornbread. Alright, let's see here. Let's get into the crypto market cap, folks. Alright, let's get into the show, folks. What are the coins doing? What's Bitcoin doing? That's what I want to know. Well, Bitcoin's heading down, folks. It is down 1 .3 % to the downside. Ethereum is down 0 .7%. BNB down 0 .7%. XRP down 1%. The entire market cap is 0 .28%. 24 -hour volume, $38 billion. Gas, I think it was Steve -O shouting it out. Gas was as low as 8 Gwei about 3 hours ago, now coming in at 14 Gwei. We keep looking. Solana down 1 .6%, but Cardano relatively holding strong here. Now, Solana is definitely a better weak pump here. It's 4 % to the 14%, but looking pretty good. Cardano for the daily there. Dogecoin also showing some strength. It is only down 0 .3%, but TonCoin moving on up. It is up 3%. Litecoin also moving up. Shoutout to Tom Crown. How is Tom? I need to reach out to Tom, see how Tom's doing. He hasn't been on in a while. Avalanche is up 6 .2%. So Avalanche looking good. Might even see it in the top gainers. I think we will. Yeah, I'm going to put an early bet that is going to be at least in the top three. Bernie Mac taught Crimson Caravan what a certain thing was. How did he teach? You know what? Don't even tell me. I don't even want to know. Bernie Mac had a great family show. Did you ever watch that show, Tim? No. I would recommend going back and maybe if you ever want to do a rewatch. That was a pretty good one. The Bernie Mac Show, I think it was called. I watched a lot of My Wife and Kids. Okay. That was a good one. Okay. I'll say anything Bernie Mac's in, he is the funniest part by far, even if he has like a 30 -second segment. All right, let's look into the biggest gainers. All right, we got a newer coin coming into the ranks here. It's called Tokenize Exchange TKX, rank number 81. I don't think it was in there as recently as like two weeks ago. Let's see. Yeah, I don't think it was in there folks. So yeah, this is going to be a newer coin, a newer entrant into the region here into the realm of the top 100 gamers. Then number two is Avalanche. So the Avax fans are feeling good. EOS junkies do rule. You got it right. TonCoin fans also feeling good. They're up 3%. GMX, then Mina Protocol, all right, was one of the biggest losers now coming in as a big gainer here. Render also moving up. Leo up. Uniswap up. Injective up. Axie Infinity and Quant. Tim, do you own any Quant? No, it's one that's going to make its way to my portfolio though. Just to me, it's not time to start diving into all those coins. Quantitatively speaking, that is. Yeah, I Quant to own it though. Tom's feeling better. Okay. He was all right. Good. Yeah. I know he had a, he had a little health thing. Wayne brothers underrated show. Okay. Okay. Yeah. The Wayne brothers are funny. I still want to know what's your crazy scenarios, folks. So, you know, let us know. Give us some good suggestions on that one as well. We'll have some fun with it. All right. Now let's look at the biggest losers. Biggest loser right now. It's Loki's brother. It's Thor. Thor's down. The rune is down. Rune is down 10 % even here. Erased all the gains for the week. It was up 1 .5%. Now it is down 8 .5%. Rollbit. Woo. Also down a bit. Wouldn't be a complete list without some of Deezy's coins in there. Rollbit down 8 .7, but that's just mostly peeling off healthy gains for the week. It was up 20%. Bitcoin SV. BSV is down 4 .3. Radix is down. Phantom Galatron. Then another Deezy coin. We got 8 coin down 2 .9%. I need to restake that. Oh man. Down to a dollar. That is looking rough. Stacks also down a bit is down 2 .7%, but still up for the week. Mantle up or I'm sorry. Mantle down. Chili's down. Taser's down. Immutable X down. Tim, any of these you see on sale, maybe thinking about getting me, I like rune, but I agree with Drew's thesis and I, you know, I it's, it seems like a healthy thesis. but Yeah, it's one that right now, if you go to the chart, Drew, it's a good price on the chart. There's a lot of things coming in. It's technically dropping a little below this line, but I'm on the hourly chart here. We've got an oversold flash come in here with the green triangle, our MVP oscillator, which these green histograms are just screaming to buy. We're overextended on everything. And you're seeing again, we're wrestling with this blue line, but this could just be a wick. If people start buying it back up, we could found another, a third bounce of support here on a rising level support. We're in a bull trend right now, higher highs, higher lows on rune. So it is a little risky. I'm not saying it's not a risk, but I am saying I'm seeing hourly chart kind of screaming a little overextended to the downside on rune. Okay. All right. A great breakdown. Can you show that line one more time? It is right at that line, right? It's a little bit below it, but wicks that happens all the time. What matters is where we close and let's see how that happens. Yeah. All right. All right. Great, great chart there. Great, great work there, Tim. All right. Before we get into the sec, tap out, cloud of dust covering the earth where you only get survived by lab grown foods. Okay. So cloud of dust covering the earth. What do you think a last moment to buy in before prices go up? That's going to be, if anyone could predict that EOS, they would be a trillionaire. That being said, my educated guess would be as we get closer to the having, I expect some, some fake outs and shakeouts. So it may look like you won't have any other chance, but I think there'd be one more opportunity after the having. Might be slightly higher than it is today. Might be slightly lower. I think there might be one more opportunity in the next seven months. Why not have a segment called DZ's coins? Maybe, maybe. That, that could be a point there. We have a video. There's a video coming out on Sunday. That's a little bit of DZ's coins. Oh, me and Rodney's. Oh yeah. Me and Rodney got a really good video where if I had a, $1 million, what would I do? Drew? How was that? Did I hit the notes there? Yeah. And I kept it going. I don't think that those notes register. Oh, that was perfect. Maybe that was perfect. Matt Maloney sure thinks so. Uh, SCC is retreating like DZ's. Nevermind. I wonder what you meant there. My wife and kids and Lopez show still get me laughing today. Uh, I, my only thing about the Lopez shows is fine. You know, one it's woke up all the kids, you know, you hear that music in the 3 a .m. It's George Lopez's, uh, I expressions, you know, he does a joke. Then he goes like after every little joke, it's true. It's not necessary, George. Uh, all right. Uh, C 90. Did you guys hear about the CO2 emission that is much, much worse than humans? And, uh, it's also equal to volcanoes. There's something that is emitting CO2 that is equal to volcanoes that was just discovered. It was not in any climate model. It's never been in any climate models just discovered. They're gonna have to go back. Basically every climate model is now bunk because this has not been explored. Do you guys know what it was? No rocks, what rocks, apparently there's so much rock cover on the globe. As rain hits it, there's a slight amount of erosion and that erosion creates CO2 emissions. So we're canceling rocks now. Yeah. We have to cancel rocks. What about Dwayne Johnson tax rocks? We taxed Dwayne, uh, no more fast and furious movies. Dwayne is done. You're going to have to pay it all to the government now. Yeah. So interesting. The, I thought that was interesting there. Um, so yeah, just climb, just be careful with the climate models, folks. All right. Uh, let's talk about the SCC though. SCC tapping out folks. It is tapping out, uh, explosive Bates. Oh man. We just getting started. Uh, KO Kev. Uh, look, we're not talking about DZs methane. Okay. And what that might be doing I got to admit. All right. Well, we zoomed in there. It was a little small. Okay. See, do you two have boomer eyes? No, I just, it was a small, I could read it. It was just a small, uh, what if a rock is a member of my family? Emotional will support rock. Okay. Yeah. There you go. Uh, pet rocks. You know, people have pet rocks. Like pets are members of the family. You're going to cancel it. If you adopted a pet rock, so you're on a list. Now you're basically on the list. You have to register. I guess maybe if it's the rain hitting it, just keep your pets inside and then they don't get rained on. They don't omit the, don't give them a bath either. All right. Uh, if we pay more, yeah, we need a rock tax. No more rock music. Guys, we can go all day, but it's time for us to talk about the SCC. SCC will drop all charges against ripple. According to Yassine Moberok, he's a founder of a crypto VC firm and he suggests they might withdraw their case to avoid negative exposure. He believes they use litigation to maintain in uncertainty the crypto space. Of course, the case started in December, 2020. He's the founder of a private equity firm focused on startups as dicer capital and believes that SCC could withdraw all accusations against ripple and Brad Garling house. According to him, it is not in their interest to have a trial where their corruption can be exposed for the claim that XRP has solidified clarity in the crypto market, which puts their agenda at risk. They will now move to in this case soon as possible. They can appeal to the second circuit circuit and continue to sustain this cloud of uncertainty on the whole industry litigation by itself, regardless of the outcome is the weapon. So litigation is the weapon. They need to move this to the second circuit here. The legal battle passed through multiple heated moments afterward. It peaked in July this year. Back then court ruled that most of the sales did not constitute an offer of investment contracts. They were unpleased with the decision and formally appealed it last month. However, Torres recently dismissed the request, granting them another landmark victory. Let's look at XRPs price. I want to see the 90 day chart because guys, this wasn't that long ago, but it feels, it feels like it was yesterday, right? This happened, okay. A month, two months, right? Guys, we're almost at 90 days. Look at this chart. Yeah. We're almost, it's going to be no longer on the chart. Then we have to go to 180 days. So we're almost at the three month mark. Does it feel like three months ago? no. No, All right. So, uh, technically it was on the 13th. We got the pump today's what the sixth, right? So we're essentially a week away. We're a week away from that. So, uh, yeah. Uh, a week away from three months folks is it doesn't feel like three months to me. Oh, how the time flies. Yeah. But things are somewhat exciting. Uh, been exciting here. That's for sure. Wouldn't y 'all say a little bit. Yeah. It's been a lot happening.
A highlight from Inside Baseball
"Hello and welcome to Larry's Cast. My name is Brian Krogskard. I'm here with my archenemy for this next week, Josh Olsowich. Hello, Mr. Phillies fan. You know, I didn't take you very much of a baseball fan, but... Oh, dude, I grew up with the 90s Braves. I mean, how could you not love the Braves in the 90s? It's true. Clavin, Schmoltz, Maddox. That's right. Lopez, Lemke, Blauser, David Justice, Fred McGriff. Fred McGriff. Chipper Jones. Chipper Jones. That's a name I haven't heard in a long time. Yeah. I'll be at Game 1 of the Divisional Series tomorrow, Saturday, for our listeners who are catching up later. You'll know if I enjoyed it or not based on the outcome if you're listening on Sunday. Or if you're on another planet, you know that it's Saturday. We're going to have to specify that eventually. It's true. We're going to have to say this is Earth Saturday. In these space shows, it's just completely derailed us entirely. They always say like, you know, they give a time point and I'm like, is that an Earth day? Is that like, relative to what, right? You have to like specify. Like 24 hours. I do give a lot of leniency to fantasy stories based on other planets where they talk about length of days. And it's like, I mean, does the planet rotate? Well, it does. But I mean, yeah, it's like, they never really specify. It just sort of like implied like, it's a day is 24 hours because it's an Earth day. But anyway, anyway. Um, well, for anybody that has no idea what we're talking about. The Braves, the best team in baseball are playing the Phillies, who just finally clinched it like yesterday to play in the divisional series, which starts tomorrow, Saturday, and Josh lives in Philly. And I live in the south, which is the Braves circumference of fandom. The south. They're like the team of the south, basically. Anyway, you know, I'd bet a mistake about the series, but I don't want to owe him two steaks. You owe me a whole cow pretty soon. I just like carrying this debt. Based on the interest. I'm gonna owe you like a 45 ounce steak. I mean, yeah, it's gonna be like, I mean, mashed potatoes, and, you know, steams, the whole thing, cream spinach or whatever. Um, Josh, the we had a good little conversation going in one of our chats today about is the world falling apart, or is this establishing potential trend reversal, sentiment, and assets. The S &P is not really a great, like, asset to look at, though, is it, in terms of what the carnage has been? Like, if you really want to see where carnage shows up, it's got to be like rates in the Dixie, right? More than just the S &P. It looks like a little correction on the S &P. But there's definitely a lot of doomerish talk out there, wouldn't you say? Oh, yeah. I mean, the energy doomers were out in force the week before. And look what happened to oil. You've got, what do we got now? We got like consumer staples doomers because of the consumer spending numbers that came through. Excuse me. And we're seeing that on the S &P. But I'm trying to think like, what chart can I even pull up here? IWM maybe? There's there's some consumer staple ETF. I can't remember what it is. But I was looking at McDonald's, you know, it's like, this is, this is a chart that like, is happening. The golden arches. But these charts are just like happening. And everyone's like, yeah, it's a bull market. You know, I don't think everybody's saying it's a bull market. But, you know, if you look at the S &P and the Q's, whatever else. Yeah, there's an equal weighted S &P ETF. Yeah, I was just trying to find the consumer. Is this is it XLP? The point is, some of these charts just look just terrible. That's the equal weighted ETF right there. Chad can see that. Mega, mega yearly lows. There's some banks that are melting down that nobody's talking about that are small, but it's kind of emblematic of the whole market. You know, there's like we can have a crypto bull market with stuff like that going on. But if this is institutional led, as in like ETF led, then maybe it doesn't matter. You know, I don't know. There's two things that are still in good shape. One is the like, top eight stocks or whatever. And then two is basically employment. The jobs report that came out today, even this might hint at this bottom, the jobs report was very positive, meaning lots of jobs is bad now. So put that in your head first. Too much employment, which indicates potential further inflation, but that actually created a bit of a bottom on this turn that the market flipped pretty quick on that. But yeah, unemployment is still very low. The first thing you need to ask yourself is, what does the jobs number mean? Is it good news or bad news? And then you need to ask yourself, is good news bad news? Or is bad news good news? You know, are we in that paradigm? Currently? We have been except for terms today. I don't know. Honestly, you could argue either way, right? I saw the revisions for last month jobs revised was higher, I thought, for the first time in a long time. I think that's correct. Which the doomers aren't probably not going to talk about because it's been like eight consecutive revisions down. I don't know. The data is all over the place, honestly, for me. I think if you're paying attention to the macro, you get like analysis paralysis because TLT is melting down, yields are rising, housing is melting down. But yeah, here we are. Bitcoin's at almost 28k. So I don't know what to think, you know? Yeah, it looks okay. Bitcoin looks okay. It doesn't look great. I put a big yellow box on this chart for you. I knew you might need a big nice chart to see it. Well, the question that I'm asking myself is, how much of this stuff melting down is eventually at a point where it's just like, everything melts down, right? Yeah, but if the dollar, if things turn around, if money gets a little easier, let's say. But that's not happening. It's not happening right now. Whether it's happening soon, you don't know that. Higher for longer, bro. Higher for longer. Look at the bond market. We have Rick Santelli on CNBC talking about 13 % rates. I don't think it's going to go that high. It only takes a few months of like, uh -oh, stuff's hitting the fan, so we need to get easy. And the market could price that, start to price that in even before. I was listening to a Luke Gromen interview. Oh, man. Oh, man. Yeah. One of those macro people. But his point was, once that easing becomes known that it's that it could be, the economy might still be bad and it might still have a highly inflationary economy, but at the same time, the stock market and hard assets start to do very well. And he included Bitcoin in his analysis. As he would, because he's Luke Gromen. Yeah. I like Luke, but what I don't like about these macro people are they bring out these charts that say, you know, inflation is fine. The Fed needs to start easing now. They're going to be behind the curve. Well, they might be. They have tended to be quite late to the right move, right? They should have started raising earlier and instead they had to do it incredibly steeply, which caused lots of problems. They have been, but prices are still out of control regardless of what CPI is telling you, you know? Like everybody knows that. We see data points for that every day. Go to the grocery store. It may not be accelerating, but it's still. I think demand is way less than what numbers say. Demand for what? Spending. Well, we had the, so the consumer spending numbers came out Monday, I think it was, and TLDR it's down to the left. Sorry, not down to, down to the right. And in a big, big way. Like consumer discretionary. Yeah. I don't even know where that chart was pulled from or what data point that was, but so there was this implied demand picture, I think, for people that, you know, everything's going to be in trouble. Target, Walmart, you know, we showed McDonald's, you know, the consumer staples are all down. Not Rite Aid. What's another Walgreens, I think? Walgreens. Coca -Cola. Like all these are just melting down and you've got Walgreens blaming Ozempic for their, their lack of spending. It's. I think that's actually really cool. I think it's great. I think it shows you how much that they rely on people. Like people relying on a culture of. Sickness. Sickness. Yeah. Yeah. But the Ozempic story is pretty cool. Like, I feel like that is unsung, but maybe I'm just not paying attention to pharma stuff. But like, that drug is making a difference and. Yeah. Seems to be really helping people and. I don't know. Seems like America should be excited about that, you know? Well, that's why it's funny that you have the retailers coming out and saying, blaming Ozempic versus like talking about, I mean, they talk about shrinkage a lot, but that's also a massive problem. So is consumer spending, right? It's not like. What is shrinkage in your context? Shrinkage in retailers context is theft. Lost to people stealing things. Gotcha. Yeah. By the way, you didn't tell people you had the hat on to cover up your grades. That's really why. Oh, man. Dude. And the ear hair. First ever. I've never in my life had one of those hairs just sticking out of your ear until this week. I'm an old. He's an old now. But in all this, you know, gold melted down, oil melted down, dollars melting down. Dollars not melting down. OK, look, look, it's reverse. So I'm going to drive here for a second. So, yeah, I can't. I can't. I'm a pancake, not a waffle. I can't. It's the first Red Weekly here, Josh, in two plus months. I'll take it. Twelve weeks of up. It's about time. That's not normal, you know? Yeah. I'm not just saying that because I'm on the other side of that trade. It's just like that's not normal activity from anything. You don't see that on any chart. Listen, DD12 called it perfectly. Tone Vays, where are you at? Well, what I was saying on the Daily Cloud for DXY is that this is a massive TKC clamp, a .k .a. overbought conditions. 104 would be very possible here on the DXY, just based on technicals. So we'll see if that actually plays out. Look at that. Wow. That was a weekly Kiesian slam. Weekly edge -to -edge too on the DXY. Yeah. Interesting. I clearly hadn't been looking at the cloud lately. So look, on the Bitcoin side, we've held up. The ETFs for ETH has come and gone. It's been a nothingburger. But on the Bitcoin side, we held up. Gosh, look at this. More cloud news. We just got to keep talking. Yeah, so look, again, Bitcoin has done well. We've done oddly well. Some people saying we're decorolating, decoupling, talking about store of value. I don't think that's quite the case. I just think the people that were trading this... Hold on. Yeah, go ahead. I haven't watched your videos in a while, but I'm assuming the edge -to -edge on Bitcoin weekly is like top and front and center. Top and tail? Top and tail. Yes. Been talking about it for the past couple of weeks. You've been acting kind of bearish, though. I thought you were a dirty bear right now. Well, the problem with... So for those who don't know, the cloud trade, the setup, these weekly moves through the cloud have only happened two or three times historically. You don't see this often, right? This is like a once a cycle setup. This is basically a 2016 repeat. It's what you're hoping for. Really what this is, it's a mean reversion to the 50 % retracement of the all -time high to the local low. That's all this really is. That's what the math behind it will show. Correct. So once we get in the cloud, that's a really good sign that we have a chance to actually move to 42 in this case. The problem for me was that diagonal head and shoulders, every legacy looked super bearish, right? Legacy broke down a lot since the past two weeks, right? But we haven't broken 25. Sailor's buying, tether's buying. Sailor buying is not bullish. I agree, but somebody's buying something, right? We're all sitting here like, who's going to buy alts? Who's going to buy alts? Well, nobody, but somebody's buying BTC at the very least. And we get closer to the ETF every day. I am worried about recession. I'm worried about yield curve shenanigans. I'm worried about consumer spending. But if I'm just looking at the chart, it looks really good. You like 42K. I like 42, right? And back to analysis. I like 42. Send it to 42. Back to analysis paralysis. If you're paying attention to every little data point every week, it's so hard for me to have a true straight and narrow, this is what I believe in as far as trading.
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
A highlight from Orange Pilling Through Sport with Steven Nelkovski & Patrick O'Sullivan
"The beautiful thing about Bitcoin is if it works with baseball, it works with anything. If you think about value for value, the model, it changes everything. Right. Hello. How are you all? Hello from Lebanon. What a cool country this place is. It's really strange. As I travel around the world, sometimes I go to these places where you worry about the economic situation, you end up meeting the most amazing, incredible people, most amazing resilient people, and Lebanon is exactly that. So I cannot wait to get this film out. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and today we have Perth Heat on the show. We've got CEO Stephen and chief Bitcoin officer Patrick, Patrick O 'Sullivan. I was going to try and say Stephen's name. I think it's Nelkowski, Nelkowski, I think Stephen Nelkowski. Danny, what is it? Nelkowski. We've never had Danny on an intro before. Nelkowski. Yes. CEO Stephen Nelkowski. Now I've known Stephen for quite some time. When we announced Rael Bedford, he'd already announced his Perth Heat Bitcoin project, and then I met him out in Miami. He gave me a jersey, and we've kind of been knocking back DMs on Twitter for this whole time sharing ideas, talking about what they're up to, what we're up to. There is so much alignment between the Perth Heat baseball team and what they're doing in Australia and what we're doing with Rael Bedford over in the UK. And so yeah, I've been keeping an eye on their progress, been impressed with everything they're doing. They're definitely a little bit ahead of us, but there's so much alignment between us and them. And I know not everybody loves the football side of things, but this Bitcoin and sports thing, I'm telling you, it's so important. It's important on so many levels, there's so many chances to orange pill people by meeting them where they're at. And I'm telling you, Bitcoin and sports is going to be big. So give me your feedback. Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the show. Absolutely loved it. Steve is a legend. Patrick is absolutely beavering away like a legend trying to get all the Bitcoin stuff going for them. I'm going to be nicking some of their ideas. Hopefully, we will have some cool ideas. They can nick as well. But yes, let me know your feedback. Let me know what you think. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. Welcome, brother. Good to be on. Who's your friend? This is the chief Bitcoin officer of the Perth Heat. You actually the chief Bitcoin officer? That's it. That's the title. Chief Bitcoin officer. That's all I do. That's what I'm trying to get Ben Ark to do for us. You know Ben Ark? Yes. He doesn't even like football. But he comes along. He gets the whole thing. Great role to have. Emerging role. Yeah. You saw that job ad for that Bulgarian team. Yeah. That's amazing. Yeah. We've got a call with them. Joe Hall's trying to get me to talk to them. But there's two upcoming Bitcoin football teams, young whippersnappers. The league is expanding quickly. We've had a couple of recent inquiries from teams in Europe wanting to speak about what we've done with the baseball team. But as we've said so many times on Twitter and in comments that the Bitcoin sports league is a lot closer than what most people think. There's a lot of interest. Yeah. You beat us to it. I think you beat us to it. We had a couple of weeks between us, I think. Was it that close? It was. There was a nose between, I think, the two announcements. We were early November. I think you were late November, early December, something like that. We're talking 21, aren't we? 21? 20 said? Yeah. It was 21. Because I think I announced - November 21? Yeah. I think I announced December 21. Yeah. And we took over the team in April 22. Yes. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You just beat us. Justin. So many things have changed since then as well in so many ways. What we thought we'd be doing in two years has just dramatically changed so quickly. It's awesome. There's loads we can get into and we're going to. But let's just do a bit of background stuff just for people listening so we can build the picture of what we're doing. So, like, introduce yourself, what you do, and yourself. I know we know you're the Bitcoin officer, but like, and then just tell people about Perth Heat, who they are, and then we'll build from there. Yeah, easy. So my name's Steven. I'm the chief executive of the Perth Heat, who are Australia's most successful baseball team. We've won 15 national titles. We've had 34 players who have played Major League Baseball. We've got an exceptional relationship with the Tampa Bay Rays, who send us out six to each eight players Australian summer. And these are top end draft picks. So one of the players they sent us last season, Junior Caminero, is on the verge of playing in the big leagues right now. So they send us the best of the best in terms of their young talent. And we build a squad and we play a season in the Australian summer. We've got a history of winning. We've got a history of producing great players. We're also the Bitcoin baseball team. And it's been, yeah, it's been an incredible ride. How big is baseball in Australia? It's big. It's look, it's obviously we've got the big sports in terms of Aussie rules. You've got rugby. You've got strong national teams with the Australian cricket team. You've got the Socceroos, you've got the Matildas. So it's not a tier one sport. But in terms of the quality of the competition, if you look at the fact that Perth Heat have had 34 players who have played for the Heat and then gone on to play Major League Baseball, there's no other team or competition that could produce that sort of statistics. So if you looked at one of the football teams like the Perth Glory, they haven't had 34 players who have played in the Premier League. So it's the competition is extremely tough and would be one of the best winter leagues in the world, especially with our association with Major League Baseball. So they send players out to you to get game time. And they also scout players that you have got of your own. There's a bit of scouting. There's international scouts in every city. But the idea of sending them out to us is they will see how the players will react in a foreign environment, a different style of baseball, different time of year. How do these players go in an environment over Christmas, New Year? Some of them are coming back from injury. Some of them have had interrupted seasons. That's a good chance for some of them to also build game time. But it's a program now with Tampa. Then in the last five years, we've had five players already play Major League Baseball. Jacob Lopez was the last just a couple of weeks ago. And as I said, Junior Caminero is knocking the house down, his 27 home runs this year. It's just a phenomenal generational athlete. And what kind of crowds do you get? Yeah, they vary across the weekend. We play a series. So we'll play Friday night. We'll play two games on a Saturday. Two? Two games on a Saturday. And then we'll play another one on a Sunday. So there's four games in the space of 72 hours. And the crowd's roughly between 5 ,000 to 7 ,000 over the weekend. OK, wow. So two in a day. What kind of demands are put on the players? Well, it's different. So baseball, if you're a pitcher, the demands are extreme. Every time you throw the ball, it is logged. It is monitored. It is counted. If you're an outfield player or an infielder, one of the batters, then that's what you're built for. You're built to play every game. So all the pressure's on the pitcher? Pitchers, yeah. Good pitching will win you championships. You need a really strong pitching lineup to bring in the different times of the game. And that's the part of your lineup which you really have to monitor so carefully. Because you could start a series with a pitcher. And if he doesn't perform well, when you bring him out of the game, when you introduce someone else. And then if they don't perform well, how quickly do you run through your rotation knowing that you've got four games to get through? So there's a lot of analytics that we look at, we monitor. And as we said, that pitch count is very, very closely watched. I've been to a few baseball games. I've been to see the A's. I've been to see the Dodgers a few times. I've been to see probably your team. Yes. We went to the Yankees. Yeah, we went to the Yankees. It was too hot, wasn't it? Yeah, it was so hot. It was so hot. Our knees were burning. There's not many roofs on the stadiums, yeah? So you're sitting out in the sun, yeah, baking. But there's heat, but it was too hot. Our legs were in shorts, our legs were burning, so we just went and stood at the back and drunk beer. Then the Yankees get absolutely back. I think they were 10 down within two innings. It was like insane. Yeah, but it's a crazy game. It can be 10 down, and you can still win. My wife has now accepted that no matter how far in front we are in a game, she won't relax until that last out. You can be 6 -0 up, 8 -0 up, and you can still lose a game just like that. It's very, very different of football. In football, if you're 3 -0 up, it's effectively game over, yeah? But in baseball, a three -run lead, a four -run lead, it can change with just one pitch if a batter walks, and then suddenly things just change. It's taken a while to understand and to even get comfortable with it. When I first started in the role five years ago, baseball traditionalists would say, well, that's baseball. It's like, no, it's not. It's bad game management. But yeah, it's baseball. It happens in the big leagues. It happens in Australia, and sometimes it happens with Perth Heat. And so your wife, is that because she's got into the baseball, or she's planning for what your move's going to be like? Bit of both. She has to be into it, but I'm not a good loser at all. Yeah, I'm not probably the best person to speak to if we lose a game for a good 24 hours. After we lost the championship series, that 24 hours was probably four months. Mate, honestly, I know exactly how you feel. We lost three games last season in the league. We lost one cup game, and then we got thrown out of a cup because we played an illegible player should have been suspended, administrative error. Every single one of those, I was not good for 24 hours. I spent the next 24 hours saying, what did I do wrong to contribute to that? Even though it's the team and the manager, it's like, what could I have done more? Could we have prepared the team better? Did we not provide the right resources, or did we not get the balance of the roster correct? There's so many things that go through your mind, but yeah, I'm certainly not a good loser. Were you a Perth Heat fan before? No, with a surname like Neil Kobski, you grew up with a round ball in my household. I was a football fan from an early age. This is a true story. Before I took the role with Heat, I had not watched a baseball game from start to finish. I had not watched a full nine innings. I'd watched parts of a game, but I hadn't watched a whole game. That first year in charge was challenging because you'd be with corporate partners, and I didn't know all the rules, and something would happen during a game, and they'd ask, why did that happen? I'd scratch my head and say, I'd have to find out for you. I'm obsessed with it now. My wife loves watching players steal bases, just running from base to base or trying to steal. Then I look at my family, Grey Caritage, and they're all into it and enjoy coming to the ballpark. Most people I introduce do enjoy it because, again, it's a different sport in terms of the pace of the game. You can relax a little bit more and then sit back and enjoy the menu of the hot dogs or the crackerjack and see some home runs in the background. Well, you don't understand the sport. It's a bit like cricket, right? Most Americans, almost every American does not understand cricket. Are you trying to explain test cricket, that it's five days, two innings each, it could rain and end in a draw? Nobody understands it, but when you understand the game, you understand what brilliant test cricket is. Like my son, he watched the Ashes with me, and I had the first two tests, I was explaining how this works, why they might declare, what the follower knows, which never got used. Trying to explain the strategy of it all. And then once he understood, he got into it, and I was mentioning going to watch baseball. I said to you before we started recording, I was dating that girl in LA, so we were going to watch the Dodgers. It was a playoff season, and I must have gone to maybe five games. I went to the game, I don't know if you know the one where Justin Turner hit a walk -off home run in the playoffs. I think it was against, it might have been the Cubs, but by the way, that itself was an unreal moment. The great finish there. Unbelievable. But I had a guy who was sat with me each game explaining it to me. And one of the things I'd never known about is the whole pitcher strategy. My from assumption the little I'd watched here or there, it was just one guy all game. And if somebody came on and it was injury, I didn't realize you're strategically placing different pitchers in the game, especially towards the end of the seventh, eighth, ninth innings. I didn't know any of that. And so once you understood that, you understood the strategy. And then there's huge strategy, whether you're bringing in a left -handed pitcher to pitch to a right -handed batter, left -handed batter, or someone that can face up to a curveball better than a slider, et cetera. Explaining the game to someone in baseball is a lot easier in the ballpark. If you're watching it off the screen, it's a bit harder to pick up. If you sit in the ballpark and you've got someone that can explain the rules, you will understand it a lot quicker than watching it at home. But the strategy behind pitching is nuts. The movie Moneyball and the strategy behind the analytics is spot on. There's so much you can gain out of the numbers. And that's a big part of our relationship, even with Tampa, is the Tampa front office and what they have in terms of identifying talent and how they use it is something that is a great benefit to an organization like the Perth Heat as well. There's a whole Moneyball thing that started coming to football as well. I know specifically teams like Brentford and Brighton have used it. But they're using it in a different way. They're trying to identify talent, which they sell out. I mean, Brighton. Can you look up their sales of players? I mean, Brighton. They have a profit of 130 million pounds, was it, this summer? I mean, historically, they weren't ever a Premier League team. No. It's only in the last, what, five, six years did they become Premier League? They're now established. But the volume of players they sell and the rates they sell their players for, have they got recent sales? Yeah. Let me pull it up. It was the same with Southampton. They kind of had that strategy as well. So there we go. Okay. Caicido, 160 million euros. McAllister, you went to Liverpool, 42 million. Sanchez, 23 million. But there's more in the previous. I mean, is that just this season? Yeah, that's this season. Did you have last season as well? I don't think it was on him. What was up at the top when you scrolled to the top? That was people who had come in. Right. Okay. But this is their whole strategy. I mean, they're now talking, this guy just got a hat -trick. The other Ferguson got the hat -trick against Newcastle the other day. People are starting to talk about him. And they've managed to have this rotation of players. Even though they're selling their best players, they've got these new ones coming through and they've got like an identity, which means it's a profitable business. Luton were the same. So Luton Town managed to get back in the Premier League from going into non -league, which itself is incredible. But they had a whole strategy of bringing players through and it's part of their revenue model. Does that perform part of your actual revenue model to develop players? For Perth Heat, it's a little bit different because if we have players that we continue to develop, they'll get drafted. And the draft system works a little bit differently to football where the club doesn't take the profit. The actual transfer fee goes direct to the player. Oh, wow. It's one of the first questions our board of management asked when they took the license over. How can we develop players and on -sell them? But it doesn't work like that in baseball, unfortunately. So, yeah, we've got a great farm system of producing young Aussie talent to go and pick up minor league contracts. But there's no return there to the club, unfortunately. Were you a baseball fan before you joined? I mean, I played when I was a kid. But not much of a fan. No. No, it was strictly because of the opportunity that came up that I joined. And when did you join? When? Same time. So about a year before, when the talks happened about, well, maybe this is something that we might be able to do. And then what the details look like for making it a possibility for a team to embrace Bitcoin as much as the team has. And then suddenly realizing that it's going to be significantly more work than what it first appeared to be. Because I didn't really have a role there to begin with. I didn't have a job. I wasn't working there at all. But then sort of trying to orange pill the board after Steve got it and to show them what we could do with it. It was very much, this is the idea. This is what we think we can do with it. And their attitude was, OK, go out and prove it and show them exactly what we could do to kick things off. And then from there, it was just small win after small win. And then realizing, well, if we're going to actually do it and announce things in November about just how far down the rabbit hole we were going to go, that we couldn't just, you know, Bitcoin is not at the point now where you can just launch and say, OK, everything worked perfectly. I mean, you know, it's so hit and miss with things that will work and things that won't work. And that's integration with systems that are already in place, especially when you're talking about a business of this size. You know, it's not your micro strategy. We don't have teams and teams of lawyers or people that can look after all of the various elements. And to go all in on Bitcoin means really restructuring how you do everything. And eventually that came back to me as my sort of ability to transition and see what will work, what's going to work now, what will work in 90 days from now and what it's going to look like in 180 days from now. All of that has changed and just somewhat to stay on top of that and to help integrate it into the systems that Steve is already looking after. Yeah. So I'm going to be interested to compare and contrast what you've done to what we've done, because like we're tiny. You know, our crowds are tiny. When we take, if you want to pay with Bitcoin on a match day, we're talking a handful of transactions. You got up to 7000 people there. So that's that's an entirely different beast. What were you, sorry Steve, what were you doing before you joined? My background is media marketing, so I used to be a sports reporter on one of the commercial networks here in Australia with Channel 7. I was there 14 years as a broadcaster, used to commentate to football games. But after being a reporter for the best part of 15 years and seeing how sports organisations run, that's where the real appetite for running a sports organisation came in and wanting to win championships. So I went and worked for a local football team, which is the Perth Glory, who play in the A -League. I was in a media marketing role there for a few years. Is that where Robbie Fowler played? He did the great man. God. Yeah. He used to come over to Mum's house every week for dinner. Shut up. Yeah. Are you serious? A gentleman. One of the most beautiful men. Yeah. We're always on the text to each other. He's a... You're friends with Robbie Fowler? Yeah. There we go. You're in. I want an interview with him. He's one of my childhood heroes. Oh wow. Yeah. And you know what? He's just a lad. He's just brilliant. He came and played for the organisation. And yeah, it was Monday night's dinner at Mum's house. He loved the Greek food, so we kept to a winning formula. That's unbelievable. Do you know the song the Liverpool fans sing about him? About we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Do you know about this? I don't know. So Robbie Fowler is one of the footballers who was very smart with his money. He just bought just properties all over Liverpool constantly. And see, he's got this huge property portfolio in Liverpool. And so the Liverpool fans sing, we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Yeah. He's a... He's God. He's God. He's just an awesome guy. Good fun to hang out with. And yeah, made so much time for the people of Perth. We had a great year together. And he's also very cheeky as well. There was a time where we weren't performing too well. We'd lost, I think, five games on the trot. And it was the time that Wayne Rooney was having a whole heap of issues with Manchester United. And we were about to do this live TV cross for Channel 7. And we knew the chairman wasn't too happy at the time. So I said, we've just got to try and deflect here. And Robbie had been in the UK for a week. And the presenter said, so Robbie, what was the trip to the UK all about? And he said, it was to chat to Wayne. And my phone had been, the media marketing guy just blew up, Fleet Street just went mad with this. It was just an off -the -cuff joke that we were trying to sign Wayne Rooney. And it was just everywhere within hours and we had to put out a press release and it was great because it deflected off the five losses that we'd had, but it was just a bit of a piss take. What was his scoring record like at Perth? Look, it wasn't as good as what it was at Liverpool. We would have been nice for him to score a few more goals, but the team struggled a little bit that year. And I think he ended up maybe with a dozen goals from memory somewhere around there. But it was a good year. And then again, I remember him taking out a little urn when England won the Ashes out before a game. And he put it up on his head and there was photos of it. He's just a great prankster in a lot of ways. He's an awesome person to have in your change room. And yeah, I'm really happy to call him a friend. So I went down the Robbie Fowler rabbit hole with my son the other week because, did you watch the Liverpool Newcastle game the other week? No, I missed it. Right. So I said to my son that there were two games when I was a kid when Liverpool played Newcastle. There were four, three consecutive years. The first one was a back and forth. I think Liverpool went 1 -0 up, then Newcastle went 2 -1 up, then Liverpool got it back to 2. Then they went 3 -2 up, then 3 -0. Liverpool went 4 -3. Stan Collimore in the 90th minute. It's an unreal game. And then a year later, Liverpool went 3 -0 up, Newcastle got it back to 3 -0. And then in the last minute, Robbie Fowler scores ahead of this flying header to go 4 -3. And so I then just had to explain Robbie Fowler to my son, why everyone said he was God. And we went down this kind of rabbit hole of Robbie Fowler goals. I was always really sad, though, because when he left Liverpool, I'm trying to remember, was it Leeds and Man City he went to? Did play both, yeah. Yeah, and I just couldn't accept him, not in a Liverpool shirt. Not in a Liverpool shirt, yeah. It didn't make sense to me. No, iconic to that club, and yeah. Absolute legend. Sorry, there's a bit of a tangent. OK, so going from commentator to chief exec, that's quite a jump. Did you have to kind of prove yourself you were capable? Did you have to pitch yourself for it? Look, I did the four years at Perth Glory in a media marketing role. I then stepped outside of sport for the first time in my career and just did some sales, what they called home and land packages here in Australia, selling some land in the house with it, and quickly went into a management role there with one of the companies. And then the opportunity came with the heat, and I was given the chance to run my first club, which was good because at the time I'd just started as president of a football club as well. So the management position was quite similar. I've run both roles now for the last five years, which has been brilliant. What is the mandate for the chief exec? How does it compare to, say, a chairman in a football team? Just look, every club's structure can be a little bit different, so yeah, a chairman for us is one of the shareholders, majority shareholder of our club, so he's who I report to. I've got the day -to -day running of the organisation, and I report to our chairman. What are the main things that you're responsible for the team in ensuring they've got the resources they need? Everything, yeah. Everything, yeah. I run the organisation. So it's basically probably almost identical to my role. Correct. Yeah, absolutely. Bigger numbers. Yeah, there's bigger numbers, but I don't think it really matters, and there's probably a good contrast with a football club. Whether you've got 10 members, 100 members, 1 ,000 members, a million members, the communication is still the same. You still treat your members the same way, regardless of how many zeros are involved. It's the same if you do a social media post, whether your club's only got 50 members or 50 ,000, you're still putting out information. So in some ways, don't get scared by the numbers. It's treat the position with respect and your members and partners, et cetera. Again, corporate partners, regardless of what the partnership value is, they're a corporate partner.
A highlight from Estad firmes en la libertad | Glatas 5 con Hernan de Juan1Uno
"Saludos, saludos to all those who have listened to this. It is a pleasure to be able to be here with you to simply discuss the book, the book, the book, with the point of view or the way in which each one of us we interpret the book, and today we want two things, first of all, we want to thank Emmanuel for not being with us because of the fact that he was a member of his team, and, as always, with us, it is our pleasure to introduce David Lopez, Andres Marin, Alejandro Pizarro, and one of our executive producers, Paola Reyes. And this is very special, because we have with us the author, Hernán Dálvez, the author of the book, Mission, Gracias y Libertad, and the author of the book, the reform of the IAEU Argentina Uruguay, director of publications, Juan Uno Uno Publishing House. The author, Hernán, welcome to the show. Yes, it is a program where, when I met Hernán Dálvez, I said to the group that we invited Hernán, we wanted to discuss it, we wanted to share with us the impact of the literature and the context in which it was formed, and it is a place to be. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. I hope that you have enjoyed it, and with the help of the book, I would like to thank you. I am the author of the book Mission, Gracias y Libertad, and this book is another author. I am the author of the book, The Hero of the IAEU, which is the book that is used in the United States in the country of Uruguay. I have a congregation called San Lucas, which is one of the largest congresses of our church. We are talking about the book, Galatas, and we are in the capital of the U .S. No, no, we are talking about Galatas, I just wanted to comment. I think that the first time we had one person, Hernán, was relevant during this program because he did not want to be able to express the love of the pastor, who is also a pastor, Hernán, obviously. But I think that the work of writing, literature, alternatives to Latin America, has been much more relevant than the mission of a pastor. But I don't know if I would want to be able to express the love of the pastor, right? But I... The love of the pastor, Hernán. It has been a lot of love, but I think that it has been more than that for the rest of the day, because in the editorial, Hernán is one in Latin America. Wow, that's great! Thank you very much, Hernán, that's great! No, no, Hernán. Hernán, well, at the end of the day, Hernán, we are fans of the idea, we are the ministers, we are the leaders who are really trying things that are not one other editorial to introduce. Well, Hernán has done a lot of things. Well, Hernán has done a lot of things. Because I would like to test this idea of this monopoly of theology that existed for years in Latin America where it was only introduced by theology, because the other is inconvenient. And, God help me, thank you, Hernán, for the work that you are doing, there are so many things that are really alternatives. And one of the most important things is that Hernán... Warren, for example, there are so many things that don't exist anymore. I don't know, I don't know if people, I don't know, I don't know if people are more savvy and with the realm of, I don't know, psychology, there are so many people who are doing excellent work but they don't have the strength that the famous pastors have. And the famous pastors are not interesting. It's true, for the world. It's true. Well, thank you very much. I mean, it's... I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. If it's not for the mind, not for the theology. If it's very interesting, what we do in Spain, it's really the aside of us. And also, there are so many things that don't have anything to do with the air in Spain. One of them is the control of the society. If you are in a city where the confectionary is appropriate, if you are publicly, solely, you are not allowed to talk with anyone, you are not allowed to talk with anyone. Nobody is an authoritarian person. Also, I would like to publicate the right, which is an Anglican, I would like to publicate Richard Rourke, who is a Roman post -apocalyptic person, because we are in a conversation about the origins, about the people of the world, and of course, one of the things that comes to mind about their own national or doctrinal space, or their own ideology, which is what I have to say about the land, is that there is no material there. And of course, I don't have to talk with the people of the world that we have to publicate, but we have to publicate the necessity of having a conversation about it. That's a very good question. The question is, why do you have to do something to be able to work on the pen? Why do you have to do something that no one wants to do? do I can the work of my sociopaths, I can do the work of my time. But to be able to do these things, I don't have to talk about the pen, no? Well, of course, but we hope that it will be more. Yes, yes, more, more, more, more. For this year, it's three. It's three. One, I would like to say, the day that I was born here, in Gueses, the day that I was born, in Gueses, I think it was in the academic collection, and it was a dictionary of the same words about the sexuality of Renato Linz. So, in Spanish, as in English, the same words about the sexuality that in the book define a dictionary. These are the words that are in this year. We'll talk about some of them later. How do you like the books? Ah, well, I've had a lot of conversations. I've always thought that the first function of the book is pastoral. The first book that I published, I didn't know it was central to Marko's book. And as I started to ask some questions about the pathetism of the dead, or about the substitution of pen, including with gala, the book that's written in gala, for the first public book that I read, that came out of the space, was very evangelical and very fundamentalist. It was a book that allowed me to exchange a cost for the middle class. We had a book for the last 20 years of the reform, that was made in the core areas, where we participated in different South American parties. There was nothing in Latin America, without nothing, except for the five souls. There were many books that were promoting the reform, but nobody was talking about the five souls. So there was a distinct thought, that we would write about one of the souls. There was also the man with a christological name, a non -Christological name, and we said to the public, this is what I want to say, this is what I want to talk about, and for me, it was a book that had more rights than what we have known for a long time. And think I it's like... The perception? One of the ones in the middle, no? Like Pivote, or one of my ideas, or the other one. What is the meaning of the Christianism? And the friend of mine, I think, that he needed to take care of his behavioral level, for the sake of Chile, in some way, and to support the institutional revolution. It was the first four years, when one of the religions came out here to do something more. And they gave us two letters, two letters and some were written in the name, to what was the third letter. The first, Patrick, is very local, he doesn't have a lot of sense in Latin America. The third one was written all over the world. It's not a bomb, in the name of the reform of sexuality. We had some corridors, but not in the same world all over the world. And the most successful was with the we had to go there, and with this letter we had a lot of sense. It was a very difficult problem. A lot of problems. What? In the end. And this letter was, as I said, when one wrote it, the last letter. Yes, it was a letter from when one wrote it. From when one wrote it. Not too much, but it was written by the people of the city. Fair. But it didn't exist properly. Well, the first letter was written by Richard Rohr, because if it was written by Richard Rohr, we couldn't have written it in the editorial. It's the event, event, event, event, that is universal. Fair. All of them were succeeded by Richard Rohr. We wrote a book, that has been written for 30 copies. In two years. And how did you write it with him? With his book? With Nadiya? No, with his book. The book at the moment of Jesus. Well, the first letter, thank you, was given a nomination to David Cameron Cyrus, and we were at a scene of the recognition of S .E. Sanchez, who was also at the New York Public Library. And it was this invitation, because there was a Congress of Vibilistas, there was a section of the book, and it was written, it was, well, thank you, thank you, thank you, but S .E. Sanchez, Robert, Vibilistas, Vibilistas, and we decided, and we told them, as two years ago, to do it, so we decided to do it, and they asked us to publish this book, that they wanted to show us, and they said that it was written in a book that was always written and they told us that they wanted to publish it. So they told us, they didn't know what it was, they told us, they told us a copy of the book that they wrote, and we proposed that there would be a book that would be that you wouldn't be able to read, and they told us, so they wrote the number, as well. So that's what happened with the book, it was a good one. We'll see. So, and it was a very interesting conversation, it was, It was. It was. I am trying to read the book that will be released in the future, in a book I can't read. In the future, dude! No, but, but in theory, it's really interesting that they told us, and thank you for all the support and for allowing me to do it, I had no idea how much they would allow me to do it, and I was like I can't read it, but But thank you for maintaining yourself and for continuing, Hernan. I want to thank you for the invitation and the desire to receive a message that, in the conviction of the Corazón, the truth is that if others have access to the land, there will be a difference in life. And for that, we thank you very much. So, how do we start? I thought you said you were going to be terminated. No, no. It's only in vocation for the conversation that, as I said, it's my pleasure to talk to you in our conversation, so that people can know the best and know what is important. That is what is important.
Let's Celebrate the Celebrity Women Paying Child Support to Men
"Was reading something the other day And I was very happy to read About all these women Celebrity women that are now Having to pay child support And or alimony To their significant others Also, I want to give a shout out To my favorite soccer player He caught that hole He caught that hole Cash rules He caught that hole He caught his slippers I believe the soccer player forgot his name I think it's Steve Harvey No, Steve Harvey Well, no Steve Hardy is going to have to pay Yeah, he made too much But she got caught cheating Ain't she rich though? No, she's not on the grand scale She had money But she was dealing with drug dealers before Oh wow, okay, okay I thought she was somebody She's somebody to somebody So what I'm talking about There's this soccer player Who dated an older Supermodel or ex -supermodel Whoever the case may be, I forgot The whole situation But she basically tried to divorce him And asked for Half of his money basically Because he's like A multi -trillion -million dollar So Guess what His mama being smart And he being smart He put all his money in his mama's name So when it was time For them to go to the court And they asking for like Oh, I want this much and this much He like, I'm broke I don't got no money And she ended up having to pay Everything she had So half of everything she got Went to him and he's sitting pretty So That's what I'm talking about right there Nice move, nice Amen That's a nice move We're just gonna run off a couple of names Just a couple that's in that situation First off, we got Sherri Shepherd Give it up Let me show you Black female Celebrity, she's an actress She gotta pay her husband? Let's see We got Britney Spears Mary J. Blige She gotta pay her I love her I kind of love Mary I love Mary too Listen, Mary J. Blige is my wife right there I love Mary That's my celebrity cheat right there I can't clap for Mary I love Mary Listen, if I can get Mary pregnant And she gotta pay me child support Clap it up If I can get Mary pregnant If I can just get Mary pregnant That's what I want We got to basket The WNBA star Candace Parker She love her man for a woman Is that true? Oh good How you gonna leave a brother like that? She gotta pay him 400 grand That's all? WNBA Even though she's like the number one She's like the gear As far as like outside the NBA WNBA making money, she up there She's like There's still a little slap of 400 grand That's a good slap on the wrist 400 grand? Not if you don't got it like that She got it We got Halle Berry on the list No, I can't clap for her No, no Not Halle Berry Halle Berry She gonna pass? She gonna pass She too fine Why she gonna pass? Cause she's too fine How do you elaborate what he just said 10 times? She's just too fine There's nothing in the world that she can ask me to do that I wouldn't do to her She's just too fine She's just too fine Hey TJ, you can't be taller like that She is too fine Alright, Madonna Hell yeah, hell yeah I owe all that money Indeed I beg and care, Madonna One of the Spice Girls Mel B Whoever she is That's a 90's baby thing That's a 90's baby thing Eddie Murphy baby? I think so I think so I think she's gonna pay her ex Steven Belafonte Eddie Yo, cash out to me $5 ,000 a month in child support and $350 ,000 legal fees Damn She gotta pay a lot Million dollars in taxes and shit Your girl Janet Jackson has made the list I got him I got him Y 'all don't know what that means No, I know what that means You know what that means? Nope, but my time How old are you? I'm only 27 15 million 15 million A month or cash out? Cash out That works, I'll take the cash out Together 9 years, she gotta pay 15 million I love Janet, I can't clap for Janet Just a couple more Jennifer Lopez is on the list I guess she's paying I'll give her a pass So you guys are solely giving these women passes and not celebrating because they look good? There's certain things you just gotta be like it's understandable No, there's certain things you could just live with Alright, so If I keep on right now and holla be resilient All my anger, whatever I was bad about It's gone Open the door Jesus, you have given me a gift Thank you I don't even need to smash How you doing, thank you I'm about to eat I can't go McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell I'll take the pork out of the freezer right now I don't cook, but I'll cook that day What's wrong with you? That's different Ladies, we clapping I'm sorry, but this segment and this podcast today we're talking about women that gotta pay the terms have switched I mean, we're happy because, well, you know we've been getting it men been getting it for years getting fucked in the court system especially about the guy who went to jail for five years and found out the kid wasn't even his that got me tight and then she, what did she get? what kind of terms she get? smack on the wrist the judge yelled at
Monitor Show 12:00 08-24-2023 12:00
"When the technology is in every car and along all the roads, this becomes incredibly safe. Right now, it's a little safer than humans, but that's not saying a lot. Also, Patti Smith, I mean... Don't go there, don't go there. That's a bunch of old people, like, these kids today in their robo -taxis. I think that San Francisco is a young tech hub. Because the night belongs to lovers... Who wrote that song? Bruce Springsteen. That's right. It's Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. That there is room for things to deteriorate a little bit more than what they're indicating. As small and medium -sized businesses struggle, they don't present as much competition. The supply chain has still got dislocations globally and here in the U .S. This is Bloomberg Markets with Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Radio. Alright, coming up in this hour, we're going to educate some people on buying houses. The young folks just don't know what they're doing out there. I'll try to help out. Jordan Lopez, director of paid and regal and portfolio manager of the paid and high -yield income fund, joins us to talk about his investment strategies in this market. And how about a little car talk? Hannah Elliott, staff writer for Bloomberg Business Week, joins to talk about the BMW XM Hybrid and its safety concerns and a recent publication from the Monterey...
A highlight from Generative AI News - ChatGPT's Usage Stats, Anthropic's Claude, Lots of Funding Rounds, Deepfakes and New Products - Voicebot Podcast 339
"This is episode 339 of the Voicebot Podcast. It is also the 23rd edition of the Generative AI News Rundown. Top stories this week include reports of Chet GPT's waning website traffic, Anthropic's Claude 2 launch, breaking news about OpenAI, new funding rounds, new AI products, and more. Welcome back to my friends in Voicebot Nation and Synthetialand. Another big week has created us in the world of generative AI. I'm Brett Kinsella, your host of the Voicebot Podcast. I've been here every week for six years with guests talking about conversational AI, generative AI, and synthetic media. We have an amazing back catalog of super guests. You should definitely check out some of those. Some of them are still amazing. Even things that we recorded several years ago are pretty amazing, but certainly we have a really thick catalog from the last year that I think you'll like. But we also cover the news, and we've supplemented those one -on -one interviews with the weekly generative AI news show since February. I would like to know what you think of this show in the format. Do you find it valuable? Do you like it that I post it here in the podcast as well as on YouTube? Have you ever watched it on YouTube? Have you ever joined us live? What would you like to see change, if anything? I definitely appreciate the feedback. The easiest way to give it to me is probably to message me on LinkedIn. Also, if we are not connected on LinkedIn already, when you make the connection requests, let me know you listen to the podcast. That makes it easier to separate the spam requests I get on LinkedIn from important messages from people like you. Also, subscribe to the YouTube channel, youtube .com forward slash at symbol voice by the AI. Then you'll always know when the game show is coming up. Plus, we have other videos we're posting all the time from people who are really movers and shakers in the industry. We just had Synthidia 3. We have some amazing guests who are presenting demos of generative AI solutions just a couple weeks ago, and those videos are rolling out right now. We had Model Mania, where we were talking about LLM and conversational AI applications for the enterprise. Those videos are up. I think you're going to like it. So definitely go to VoiceBot's YouTube channel and subscribe and like a video while you're there. Let me know what you think of those as well. But definitely tell me what you think of the game show and join us live. It's usually Thursdays 11 a .m. on LinkedIn and YouTube. We'd love to have you join. Make comments. We incorporate it into the show. It's really fun. You'll hear me do that today if you haven't not already familiar with it. OK. Back to our game show. My guest host today is Eric Schwartz, who you know is the head writer at VoiceBot .ai. Today's story lineup includes Anthropix, Claude 2 chat assistant that is taking on chat GPT. We break down the real story. We also actually demo it live during the show if you want to watch the video. Really interesting what's going on there. There's a story there behind the story, not just like a chat GPT clone going on here. Open AI also. There's a lot of news. Website traffic drops. Is that a real thing? Public availability of several of its foundation models. That's long overdue. And news that was breaking news while we were recording. We actually did a quick hit on it. That breaking news was the FTC, the Federal Trade Commission in the U .S. taking action against open AI. A generative AI funding fountain also continues to flow. We had news from Voice .ai, Resemble .ai, Vellum, Prolific, KPMG and Microsoft's new monstrous valuation prediction. Apparently generative AI is just blowing the doors off of the valuation predictions people have for Microsoft. Really interesting. We also have stories from Shutterstock, game development platform Unity, X .ai, Elon Musk's new open AI, latest new company on the generative AI front, Mail Clinic, Gizmodo's AI fail, and Virgin Cruises' Jennifer Lopez AI deep fake. It's all here. And of course, we conclude with the generative AI winners and losers of the week. Next up, is chat GPT in trouble? What is the story behind Claude? Who is getting money and who is adding features in generative AI land? Let's get started.
NBA All Defenive honors named
"Defensive player of the year, jaren Jackson, junior of Memphis and Milwaukee's drew holiday and Brooke Lopez headlined the NBA's all defensive team, also voted to the first team Tuesday where Cleveland forward Evan mobley and Chicago guard Alex Caruso. Jackson, the NBA leader with three blocked shots per game, received 96 of 101st team votes and finished with a 195 points for his second all defensive team selection. Holiday was just behind him with 94 first team votes and 192 points, Lopez totaled 85 first team votes. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
US, Mexico agree on tighter immigration policies at border
"U.S. and Mexican officials have come to an agreement on new immigration policies to deter illegal border crossings. Illegal border crossings are expected to increase after pandemic restrictions come to an end next week, Homeland Security adviser Liz Sherwood Randall met Tuesday with Mexico's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and other top officials, and they've come up with a 5 point plan under the agreement Mexico will continue to accept migrants from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua, were turned away at the border, and up to 100,000 people from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, who have family in the U.S., will be eligible to live and work there. On Tuesday, the U.S. said that 1500 active duty U.S. troops would be deployed to the southern border for administrative support. Dot of water Washington
A highlight from Out Of The Basement Podcast Episode 119
"Welcome to the Out of the Basement Podcast, a show where a group of friends get together and talk about a variety of geeky topics. Find out what shows we've been watching, find out what movies we've seen, find out what games we're playing. Come along and join us. We hope you enjoy the show. Right, hello and welcome to another episode of the Out of the Basement Podcast. My name is always Devan Tarak and today we've got a lot of people joining us. We've got Patrick Leeson. Out in the PEI, but only for two more weeks. Patrick Ramsahoy. Hey guys. Paul Sanders. Hello. And joining us from the CTC and Xtreme Tabletop Gaming, it's Joe Miedema. Hey everybody. All right, so let's just jump right into it. What have you all been up to? We're going to do this in the new format that we came up with as of our anniversary episode back in November, and we're going to start with movies. Who wants to talk about movies? Paul, how about you? What have you been watching? Nothing. Cool. Okay, moving on. Patrick. That was fast. Easy peasy. It's true. There's really nothing that's caught my eye, nothing that's come out that I haven't that I seem to be interested in. None of the Marvel stuff has caught my eye at all. I kind of seem to have really drifted away from that stuff. I don't know why, but... Well, maybe it's just everything kind of ended with Endgame, right? So it seemed like a nice place to stop and then you haven't picked up with the new stuff they're coming out with. I mean, I have watched some of the new stuff, but it just, it doesn't feel as good as that stuff did before. And I'm not sure why, like it, I don't know. I just feel everything feels darker and I don't, I'm not, I'm not a fan of it. I just don't like it as much. So... That's just me. Pat, movies, go. All right. I saw Medieval, which is based on in the Hungary area, the hero of those times and it was actually pretty good. It was, it was nice and brutal medieval sort of one, like lots of gore and also good medieval, you know, healing. Oh, you've got to cut your eye here. Let's grab some maggots and throw them in there. So they'll eat the dead flesh and you'll be able to, you know, survive. I recommend it if anyone who likes that sort of, you know, Pendragon medieval sort of idea, it's a nice one. And again, not that much because whole thing going on with mom and all that. Oh, sorry. One on one, Hell Dogs in the House of Bamboo, which is a Asian one, Japanese. It's actually pretty good. Yakuza sort of idea, not too much Hong Kong action, more just brutal viciousness. That's it for movie. That's it for movie. I recommend if you, anyone who likes sort of, you know, Asian flavor, Yakuza sort of idea triads, it's a good one to pick up. Okay. Joe, how about you? Have you been watching any movies? No, I have not. The last movie I watched was Top Gun Maverick and then I watched it because it came out on like digital HBO or whatever. So I kind of watched that and no, we're in shows, not movies at this point. Okay. Pat? Yeah, we had initially been planning to see Ant -Man and the Wasp on to Mania yesterday, but the lackluster reviews from friends got us thinking, we'll just wait until it shows up on Disney Plus next month or something. Other than that, yeah, I haven't really seen any movies in the theaters or on TV for that matter. Oh, sorry. We did watch the Jennifer Lopez movie, Shotgun Wedding. Wouldn't really recommend it all that much. I was going to say why? Yeah. Jen ended up watching it on her own and she said, Dev, it's a good thing you didn't watch this. You would not have liked this movie. Yeah. It seems like all movies these days have just gone right to the shitter. I haven't seen any winners or heard of any winners or anything. From Norseman. Oh, I didn't talk about that North because it wasn't there last month, but watch the Northman. Hamlet done great. Northman was decent. Yeah. I saw that when it was first in theaters many, many moons ago. I love people like, oh, it's a whole bunch of action. It's like, not really. There's, there's not that much action scenes in the movie. I mean, I've heard, okay, this is completely off topic, but, um, well, no, it's not off topic. It is a new movie. I haven't seen it personally, but I've heard great things about it and it's, it's on, I guess it's on Prime video. It's the whale, the bread and free film. I hear, I hear it's fat, you know, it's a drama. It's not like our usual thing, but I hear it's really, really good. So I don't think it's something I would ever watch, but you know, if it's, if that's the kind of thing you're into, then I hear it's really good. But I mean, there was some good indie ones, like everywhere, everything at once. Oh my God. I tried watching that. It is garbage. It's Really? beautiful, man. If you want to see, if you want to see multi first stuff, watch that instead of Dr. Strange. Yeah. So I, I tried watching it. I got to the part where they're, um, at the IRS and I'm like, no, I'm done. Then I can't do this anymore. Oh, you got to keep watching, man. Yeah. I hear it's almost as good as that. Um, uh, no, that, no. Okay. Nevermind. I, it's something, I can't remember what it is though. It was Dr. Strange one. No, no, no. I think it had to, had to do, crap. What was it? I want to say, um, I want to say Game of Thrones, but not, no, no. Like I said, if you want to compare anything, it would be Dr. Strange. I'm looking, I'm looking because of the multi -verse sort of stuff and that sort of thing. Yeah. That's what it's, that's what it's called. No, I'm not thinking multi -verse. I'm just thinking it was sort of, um, wasn't the Lord of the rings stuff either. It was just something that they put out, they thought was going to be successful and it bombed really bad. Oh, there's a bunch. No, I know that, but it was sort of like, well, there's, um, the Witcher. Yeah, that was it. That was the Witcher. But that, that's not, that's not a movie. It's a mini series. No, I know that. But you know, just things like that, just, you thought they were going to be good and they were just out of absolute trash. Oh no, no. It did everything everywhere at once. It's not trash. It's good. Remember Dev didn't like the original Blade Runner. So he has no say in these sort of things to be fair. I didn't like the original. I thought it was long, convoluted and boring. It is, it is all of those things. Okay. Anyway, um, I was on a airplane recently, so I watched a ton of movies. The one I really want to talk about, because one of them was like the, the third installment of the Fast and Furious movies, Tokyo Drift, which I love. I just watched that for like the eighth or ninth time or whatever. I love that movie. But the ones I actually want to talk about, um, the first one is called The Menu. It's not really within our genre normally, but I think that's also available on Prime now. It is. Or on Disney Plus. It is fucked up in all the best ways. Um, it's basically, um, one of those elitist snobby restaurants in the middle, on an island where these people pay, you know, thousands of dollars to go and have a chef give you, um, food that's not really even food. It's, it's, uh, concepts more than anything like, or, or visual spectacles, but it takes a very dark turn, like three quarters of the way through the movie. And then it just goes off the rails. It is fantastic. I absolutely recommend The Menu. Very, very good. Really enjoyed that. Um, is this where they find out they're eating people? No, I don't think they actually ever eat. That's Soylent Green.
The New York Times' Analysis on the 'Rise of Tucker Carlson'
"So The New York Times put out that he puts out an email from anybody German Lopez he sounds like a very serious individual I don't know if it's a woman or a guy but it doesn't matter New York Times doesn't know what a woman is anyway So it doesn't make a difference They have this theory about why Tucker Carlson was so popular and it's hilarious They said he tapped into white viewers Jim white viewers And their fears over the country's changing racial demographics oh my gosh That's how we did it I don't remember hearing any of that but whatever It's a New York Times And they say it fueled Donald Trump's rise in the 2016 election Oh interesting Then they note Tucker would regularly focus on the notion of the great replacement theory a racist conspiracy theory that claims elites are importing obedient migrants to disempower native born Americans Now German Lopez is writing this in The New York Times Clearly German Lopez doesn't read the actual New York Times because there's a 2018 article in The New York Times called we can replace them by Michelle Goldberg discussing the exact thing she says is racist These people are so dumb They don't even read their own paper It's right there Watch my podcast and if you want to see the link in the title You can go to a search engine and put it in now Michelle Goldberg October 29th 2018 we can replace them where The New York Times is writing an article about plans to replace voters They don't like and then yesterday or this morning excuse me they're saying Tucker's a racist for discussing the left plans for a great replacement a racist conspiracy theory Where did he get it from The New York Times
Bucks make 25 3s, beat Heat 138-122 without Antetokounmpo
"Playing without their big man, the bucks took it outside and crushed the heat one 38 one 22 to even the first round series at a game of peace. Milwaukee tide a record for three pointers in a playoff game, going 25 of 49. Pat Connaughton furnished a playoff career high 22 points while shooting 6 for ten from beyond the arc. Brook Lopez finished with 25 points and drew holiday added 24 for the bucks who led by 32 in the first half despite playing without Giannis at tenta kumpo. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points for the heat, who host game three on Saturday. I'm Dave ferry.
Cole tosses 2-hitter with 10 Ks as Yanks blank Twins 2-0
"The Yankees Garrett call became the major league's first four game winner by shutting out the twins to nothing. Call gave up just two hits and one walk while fanning ten to race his record to four zero in a complete game performance, lowering his ERA to 0.95. We're facing like a great team and a great pitcher. So just more satisfied with the win. DJ lemieux who gave Cole all the offensive support he needed with an RBI single in the third and a solo home run in the 6th off Pablo Lopez who suffered his first loss of the season. The win was New York's 21st in this last 25 games against the twins at Yankee Stadium. Tom, New York
Bucks wrap up top seed in NBA with 105-92 victory over Bulls
"The bucks one O 5 92 win over the bulls gives Milwaukee the top seat in the NBA playoffs. Bobby portis brook Lopez and drew holiday each had at least 20 points as the bucks won without Giannis and tenta kupo, who was ruled out with a knee injury. Port has finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Now I shoot the ball, so a couple guys out, I know it's a lot more shots out there so I get to be a little bit more aggressive. Lopez had 26 points and holiday added 20 points, 15 assists and 8 rebounds. The bulls led by ten in the third quarter before falling. I'm Dave ferry.
Middleton leads short-handed Bucks past decimated Pistons
"The box earned a one 26 one 17 win over the pistons while Yanis had tend to Cooper rested his sore knee. Chris Middleton picked up the offensive slack by scoring 34 points against the team that drafted him. Milwaukee also received 24 points and 14 rebounds from brook Lopez. Bobby portis provided 21 points and 14 boards, and javon Carter scored 22. Detroit didn't go away after falling behind by 15 late in the second quarter. Jayden ivy had 32 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, but the pistons still lost for the 17th time in 18 games. I'm Dave ferry
Antetokounmpo, Lopez lead Bucks past Raptors, 118-111
"Had a triple double as the bucks beat the raptors one 18 one 11 and Ted to Cooper finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds and ten assists, helping Milwaukee stretch its Eastern Conference lead to two and a half games over the 76ers in Celtics. Brook Lopez had a team high 26 points for the bucks who trailed by 6 entering the fourth quarter. Chris Middleton added 20 points and 8 boards to the win. Fred van vliet had 23 points, leading three raptors with at least 20, van vliet also had 11 assists. I'm Dave ferry.
"lopez" Discussed on Latina to Latina
"Maya and thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited to be here. What an exciting time for you. It has been an absolute whirlwind. I am here to proudly provoke my new show on NBC, Lopez versus Lopez, in which I starve with my real life father, George Lopez, it's a fictionalized version of our real-life relationship. It's all really about the pain and reconnecting with a family member or a parent that you've had some animosity. So they're like generational trauma or just internal parent child relationship things. And now we get to create beautiful art and hopefully impact a lot of people and be a representation of latinas in media. And I'm so incredibly grateful. It's so wild to hear you speak about it. So freely because in general, families don't like to acknowledge tension or riffs in Latino families specifically, we are conditioned from a very young age that what happens at home stays at home and we do not talk about it with people outside of the house. So I want to go back first and I want you to start by telling me when you were a kid, what was that home like? It was a very chaotic home life sometimes. I'm an only child, and I'm kind of the miracle baby. My parents tried very hard to have other children, but it was really just me. And so my mom had a lot of juggling. My parents were really a partnership in their marriage as well. And so I kind of got to see on screen, go to see the George Lopez show, which started when I was 5 and went until I was about ten, 9, ten. And so it was really interesting to see, I was very shielded from a lot of things in my home. My mom made everything seem really great. But I also internalized a lot of the anxiety. I didn't really know what my dad did. I knew that he made people laugh, but people would come up to me and be like, oh, can I get your dad's autograph or something? Or can I get this? Or can I get that? And I was a little kid just wanting to make friends and so I was like, absolutely. I said yes, and so that kind of created more people pleasing behaviors than I was always very trusting and in my life like I've had people come up to me and there's like, oh yeah, we're only friends because of who your dad is or where you come from. And so that was very weird for my own personal identity of always wanting to try to separate myself or sometimes I used him as an umbrella to try to make friends of my own life. I noticed on your Instagram attribute to a therapist you had at a really critical time in your life and I'm going to paraphrase here but you said I was 16 and I was a kid and I was afraid and I didn't want to live. Can you take me back to what was happening sort of who you were in that before time? I want to just say my mom and my dad I have, you know, I have my own things with my dad. We are still growing our relationship. But to even think of the 15 year old, if I were to tell her where I am, now in the woman that I am, I would be so proud of myself. I really would be. A public divorce is something that it takes away the privacy of something so personal. And so even when I went to school before I was really gotten to therapy, people were coming up to me asking me if it was true. Teachers were asking me about my parents and fidelity. It was on the cover of national inquirer. I had a really hard time expressing my feelings, but I couldn't even go into a room with my dad without bursting into tears because the amount of anxiety and it was just shaking in me. It's been ten years of really taking care of myself along with also pursuing my passions of comedy and always wanting to make people laugh. Even when I was going through things in my life and my family, sometimes the only way that I can get a quip or something was I made a really good joke. I like to say that it was always Lopez versus Lopez because sometimes we didn't have the communication style or being comfortable with each other to say something. And so that was my way of, you know, I would make a little dig and maybe I would impress him and maybe that impressive would be like it was going to be able to get into his psyche and me going into almost my dad says the family business, I see it no different as someone who is the head of a law firm helping their child teaching them the ropes. And I've had an incredible teacher. And I feel like almost everything in my life has prepared me for this moment because I even have talked to my therapist and I was like, so let me get this straight my therapist was like, so you're acting as a fictionalized version of yourself, but you're seeing partner is your father who is been the catalyst of a lot of trauma for you, but you're having to play a different version. And that's almost everything in my life. I've realized is prepared me for that. All the therapy that I've had all the realization, I feel like I have in my life somewhere during this pain, I truly feel like I called this experience to me because I always knew in those moments where I was feeling down. I always knew that I was meant for something more. And I always hoped that my pain was going to mean something. And that is something that I'm so excited about. And the first couple of weeks, it was very emotional. It took me a really hard time to separate my father, the character, George, from where coworkers now, but also we're still trying to get comfortable with each other because I even think, God, in the last ten years, I'm spending more time with him on set that I've spent with him in a really long time. So even being with each other every day, my dad's getting to know me, then that's something that's, I'm so grateful, I think it's so funny that how this show came about. This as much as I've prepared and studied for me being a comedian, I made a TikTok with someone who was talking about my parents divorce and other dramas that have happened in my family and really I just kind of wanted to air out some dirty laundry because at that time I was having some animosity with my dad and I was twerking upside down on a wall as a duet. I was 'cause I was like, what's gonna get people's attention? Why not? And my mom actually told me not to post that video. She thought it was gonna be too much. And I did. And our showrunner Debbie wolf saw that video and she's actually the second ever Latina showrunner to ever run a show on network television. And so from there, I feel like it's just like two years ago I was having I couldn't have these conversations with my dad and now we're doing it on a big, huge scale and it's something I'm so grateful for. I mean, the thing is, I want to be like, you've done the work. What did it take to get ready? Not just psychologically, but skill wise for this moment. I've always wanted to be a performer ever since I was 5 years old, my parents actually, I begged them to start having start acting, but my parents were like absolutely not. We want you to have a childhood and looking back, I'm very grateful for that. But I still did things even as a young kid. I feel like I inherited
"lopez" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"Jennifer Lopez Jenny from the vlog. From the blog that Jennifer Lopez to you. Audio player Peru here but I Play Store apps. You're an audio player. But I can still switch by killing them. So
"lopez" Discussed on TFG Truth
"There to, <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> like I said, <Speech_Female> government <Speech_Female> overreach has <Speech_Female> destroyed the American <Speech_Female> Dream. So <Speech_Female> we're going to abstract <Speech_Female> bills that <Speech_Female> violate the <Speech_Female> I'm going to obstruct <Speech_Female> bills that violate the constitutional <Speech_Female> rights of <Speech_Female> all people. I'm <Speech_Female> going to defund <Speech_Female> all the compromise, <Speech_Female> you know, <Speech_Female> three letter <Speech_Female> organizations. <Speech_Female> You're going to hear me say this <Speech_Female> a lot. This is what I always <Speech_Female> say. De <Speech_Female> legislate <Speech_Female> and deregulate <Speech_Female> what's destroying our <Speech_Female> economy. <Speech_Female> Congress has <Speech_Female> overreached and <Speech_Female> we need to reel it <Speech_Female> way back and I'm <Speech_Female> going to fight. 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Now <Speech_Male> at this point. <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> Oh man, I know <Speech_Female> it's getting close. <Speech_Female> I'm excited. <Speech_Female> So <Speech_Female> Luna Lopez for Congress <Speech_Female> dot com. <Speech_Female> My email is <Speech_Female> info at <Speech_Female> lunar Lopez for Congress <Speech_Female> dot com. <Speech_Female> All <SpeakerChange> my social <Speech_Female> media, any one of <Speech_Female> them, even true <Speech_Female> social gap, get her <Silence> all that <Speech_Female> at <SpeakerChange> real Luna <Speech_Female> Lopez. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> And <SpeakerChange> you know what, my <Speech_Female> phone number, my <Speech_Female> campaign phone number. It's 9 <Speech_Female> O four, 8, three, four, <Speech_Female> one, two, 5, <Speech_Female> so I'm sending me a text, <Speech_Female> call me whatever you <Speech_Female> want to do. I'm <Speech_Female> pretty <SpeakerChange> accessible. <Silence> <Speech_Male> Luna Lopez, <Speech_Male> I'm going to change this <Speech_Male> now patriot <Speech_Male> congressional candidate, <Speech_Male> Florida district 5. There <Speech_Male> we go. <Speech_Male> Luna, thank <Speech_Male> you so much for joining us. <Speech_Male> Obviously, good luck here <Speech_Male> over the next week, we'll be <Speech_Male> pulling for you. <Speech_Male> Folks, <Speech_Male> that's all we got for <Speech_Male> today, great <Speech_Male> insight, a lot of good <Speech_Male> stuff there. Hopefully <Speech_Male> hopefully <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> this <Speech_Male> midterm election will <Speech_Male> be the red wave we hope it <Speech_Male> is and obviously running <Speech_Male> into 2024. <Speech_Male> Hopefully we can take back The <Speech_Male> White House and <Speech_Male> get out of this mess. <Speech_Male> We're in. Until <Speech_Male> next week, <Speech_Male> this is Mike braza. <Speech_Male> Thank you again, Luna <Speech_Male> Lopez. We will talk to you <SpeakerChange> next week. <Silence> <Advertisement> All right, bye <Silence> <Advertisement> bye.
"lopez" Discussed on TFG Truth
"I want to go up there to, you know, basically obstruct anything that is going to violate our constitutional rights obstruct this illegitimate administration that is in office because every problem we're facing right now in America is downwind from the stolen election and I know that's a controversial topic, but at this point it's not a theory. It's empirical. People just need to look at the evidence. They don't want to look at it. And the courts don't want to hear the case because the courts are corrupted, and so, you know, for me, with limited government, you know, that means, you know, defunding all corrupt three letter agencies, de legislating. We have too many laws that steal our freedoms. And deregulating anything that puts a chokehold on our economy. And I'll say that speaking of not wanting to look at things when we think of that, we think of the media, right? They are going to push their agenda no matter what that agenda is, whether it's good for people or bad for people. And we look at, I'll pick on the big ones, right? The CNN's, the MSNBC's, they push the racism narrative, right? They push the crazy maga Republican, you know, ultra maga Republican agenda, these Trump crazies, they're nuts. I saw an MSNBC interview the other day where they were one upping themselves on what name to call people like us crazy. Weirdos, whatever it was, right? Right. How do we fix that problem? 'cause that's the number one issue, I think, when you really break this down, obviously you have corrupt politicians. That's a problem, too. But the media continues to drive this narrative of if you don't think like the liberals think you're an absolute nut job. And I think that's very unfair. Well, you know, as a congressperson, it's really important to understand where your actual power does lie in Congress, what you can and can not legislate over because we can only legislate constitutionally. That's how it's supposed to be. So it's a tricky thing because you can't take away free speech, right? And you can't mess with private business. We can't legislate Congress has no power to regulate the private sector. But what you can do since Congress does have the power of the purse is you can defund PBR PBS NPR. The public service that is supposed to be neutral, right? You can start hitting them there. Now, it's important that works with the state senators as well, you know, just in terms of alliances because at the end of the day, the state has the power to control what happens in the educational system, right? In their state. So what we need to do, think about it. The invention of the television was a Pinnacle moment in history in being able to control information that your brain is absorbing.
"lopez" Discussed on TFG Truth
"The CDC Fauci is the FBI going to go after any of these people other than like school board parents or Donald Trump? Of course not. They're all in bed together. They've all got something on each other. I mean, they're all criminals. And that's a problem we have with our entire government system, all the way down to the local level. It's been a very skillfully weaved process into the media as well. And the elites are a set of criminals that have penetrated all sectors of life. And that is the problem we're facing today. You know, we live in an oligarchy that has penetrated the government on all levels, and they are not there to protect me and you or anybody else. They're there to protect themselves. So of course none of this none of this should be a shock to anybody. And people that are still believing that the government is benevolent at this point are probably just scared to face the truth because we want to believe that our government is good and going to do what is honorable and it's going to take care of us, but you know when you really stop and look at everything and you realize how money drives everything, it opens your eyes because it all comes down to who can maintain who can maintain power and they have lost what it was in 1776 when we left Britain because of the same problem. Is now barely talked about that honor that we took to stand up for ourselves that's like a figment of our imagination at this point. We have been so attacked psychologically that we just accept whatever we're spoon fed and we can't even look at the we don't even have the ability of critical thinking anymore. We don't even want to look at evidence that's going to defy our sense of comfort. And that's the point where society is at today. If we were stronger as a nation as individuals that had the ability and freedom actually encouraged, we wouldn't be afraid to acknowledge all of these corruption that we see on both sides of the aisle. But we live in a uni party down to politicians down to bureaus down to local down to corporations. It's all one big, you know, globalist agenda. And I think you make a good point there. It's not a writer left issue. It's both, right? Both are a problem. You know, you look at, you know, she's not going to be in Congress or any politics anymore and probably a CNN reporter soon. But Liz Cheney, she came into office at $7 million of net worth is making like a $150,000 a year. She's walking out now at 44 million.
"lopez" Discussed on TFG Truth
"To be sitting with Luna Lopez a GOP congressional candidate for Florida district 5. First off, Luna, thanks for joining us. Hi, thank you for having me. A lot to get to today. I'm not going to take too much of your time, but I want to hit on a few things. Number one, I think it's the story in the political media, I guess I'll call it right now with the rate of Donald Trump's home. What was that now a week and a half ago? Obviously a huge story getting a lot of publicity. First off, before we get into the FBI and the whole raid, what were your thoughts hearing about that last Monday? I think it was like 5 or 6 p.m. on the east coast. What were your initial thoughts like what's going on here or you understood it maybe or what the hell is happening? Oh, it wasn't shocked at all. I wasn't shocked at all they are trying to do everything they can to keep Trump out of office and the only way they can prevent him from running again is by charging him with some crime be it real or fabricated. So considering they said as soon as he announced that he was going to run for president back in 2016. I mean, they had a target on him since then and they gave him hell the whole time. So this was not surprising at all. They've been after him forever. And, you know, even though everything's been disproved, we saw that they were going to still push on because they have so much support on the left to to take him down that it was very easy for them to do this because they know they're going to have the other half supporting them in this. So let's go back in time because I think that's a great thought you had there. So he probably decided what was it 2014 he was going to run I think it was 2015 maybe when he put his put his hand in the ring there. Or because when he started running, you know, I found out when everybody else was making their announcement. So I just, you know, I was probably a little late in the game with that one, to be honest. Absolutely. And I think that's the thing. If we go all the way back, let's even call it 2016 when the actual election happened. But it's been one thing after another, right? It's just constant badgering of this guy and his family. And I guess what's tough for me and I'm an outsider. I'm not a politician, so this is me just as I'll call myself a talking head talking about it. If they would have had something in the last, I don't know, 7 or 8 years. They would have had them by now, right? You would think this guy of all people, if they were, if they had something serious that they could have arrested him on or impeached him on like an actual impeachment. What would have happened already, right? Exactly. And then when you look at the warrant, it's, you know, people need to do their research. It doesn't matter what side of the aisle you're on. You always need to do your research. When you look at the warrant, it's so broad. They weren't looking for any stolen classified documents.
"lopez" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix
"Was used to seeing. So everything I'm hearing is that to have female has got his mind right, his body's gonna be better at a 140 pounds. I think he's in a good place right now. I have lofty expectations for AFM a Lopez. I think within the next year, he's gonna be a world champion again. And I think there's a pretty good chance if his body allows him to stay at one 40, that before he leaves that weight class, he'll be the undisputed champion because to your point, top rank
"lopez" Discussed on Verifiable Podcast
"I fully tie the pairs. It's not like I don't follow him. I feel even though I feel history is but this was more than what a lot of people expected. So titled both the body and he started shooting it and showing everybody he has a body and he was going to give it away. He did a video I didn't watch the video. But he did a video of him giving the body to one of the Discord members. I don't know the full trip about it but I think he actually happened. Okay, so yeah, I think I want to talk about this also. I'm done with that with this. Now. He will first come into the space. The same way I came in. Okay, hi, I'm Tyler pez. I want to join the NFT space. It's not really compulsory. He was intended to tell the energy community I'm coming to create an NFT collection. We have come into the space, start interacting with some of the NFT OGs and degens trying to make sure that okay is not here for the short term but for the long term that was the same function said that he would have tried making building the trust. First before he actually come out and try shooting people that okay I'm here to stay when you actually know here to stay but just to siphon people money and go with it. So until it's actually fun talking about telepathy NFTs. I think I would do this again for the collections. Since it was so sweet like this. I'll do the very soon background sounds and you guys should be able to me try fixing that problem very soon when I get a mic. Well yeah it's fun thing I want to thank every one for listening to this podcast everyone who listened to podcasts to the end like this actually longer and if you are not someone notable can get someone listening to your podcast watching video for upturn R so to everyone who listened to this to this point or who listened to this to this point. I thank you guys very much and you can actually check our page out and if two evolution on this call on Instagram and Twitter and also in phase will yeah I don't really care about the physical right now. And also on and you can also check me my pediatric and message us have a question you have something let's just talk about. I'm still planning on getting guests on this podcast. So maybe you have something known to say you're interested in talking in the podcast. You can message me up or I'm still planning on how I should actually do it. This will be an audio podcast until maybe the ending of a trail so yeah, I don't know actually but yeah maybe the ending of April before we start officially started video podcast. So message me ask your questions let's say who you want to say. You can just send a high like hi hi thank you for your voice. Okay, thank you. Yeah, so thanks everyone. Thanks for listening to your favorite podcast. Peace out..
"lopez" Discussed on Verifiable Podcast
"He was trying to target his community, his followers who by his courses and when you done with the course, we want to maybe transfer you to someone else where they think they have learned enough to transfer you to someone else. That's what he created for hidden really created for the NFT community didn't know it to get viral and popular but yeah he had an intention. Please you can't lie to us. Why not? Okay, yeah, I forgot again. And I keep forgetting that I'm supposed to be supporting Tyler Lopez. So title question awesome guy. He did the most best inept collection. Like you can't see the truth and deny the truth like. When something is bad, it's bad. And you have to say it's bad. The kind of free someone for being bad. So there was something that came out the time to the person who came out always been supposed that. Hilarious that I inevitably say funds that are the fund into their team my late when you mean just so they can come eat just a little bit faster. So I don't know if there's a full evidence about this or do I don't understand the code change but. Probably it's true probably is not so. I guess I'm done with the podcast for today. Wow, this is a full character took me hold on to me. He tweeted something that I didn't know I don't forget saying. So we said when you make a mistake recently, just last week or so. When you make a mistake sometimes the only way out is to walk away and never look back. What does this sound like? It sounds like a clear work pool like okay, I'm tired of you guys in this space and I'm going like I'm not going to look back, but before I actually go, let me get my cash and leave it the same way Lana wrote said I said yeah the pampas is twist pens here..
"lopez" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix
"Podcast network. We have a great show lined up for you. If you are into the business of boxing, this is a show you want to listen to. Joe markowski, he is the executive vice president over at the zone. The zone, of course, a major power broker in the sport of box. I'm going to talk to Joe about how 2021 has been for the network and more importantly, what is the future of the zone in the boxing space in 2022 and beyond? Stick around for that, a great conversation. A little bit later on, George campos junior, the lightweight contender. He takes on taffy my Lopez this weekend in a long anticipated lightweight match. When I say long anticipated, this fight was originally scheduled for June. It is now happening this Saturday at Madison Square Garden. I talked to George about his preparation for this fight, and why there is so much bad blood between team cambos and team Lopez. Great talk with George campos. As always, best way to support this podcast, head over to Apple podcasts, post a comment, leave a rating, it's simple, it's easy, it's free. It's the best way to make sure that we keep doing this podcast week after week. That's it. All right, onto the show. All right, Joe markowski is here executive vice president over at the zona job. Before we do anything else, I would like to point out, and this was not a setup. But coming into your building, your doorman, one of the first things he said to me was when are we going to get charlo Android? That was not a setup. I didn't lead him into it. I didn't suggest it. He just brought up charlo Android as a mega fight that needs to be made. Well, Chris on the door definitely is a big boxing fan. I've known that since the day I moved in, whether or not he thinks that's the biggest fight in boxing is to be seen. I'll ask him on the way out. But no, he's incredibly excited to see any boxing people come anywhere near the building and sir Chris Maddox walk in this morning was no exception. Hey, love, love the enthusiasm. That's what we need more out of boxing fans. Well, Joe is EVP at the zone, the zone is entering next year. It's fourth full year in the boxing space before that's taking a bit of a spin through the lightweight division. You've got TFM well Lopez against George camb bosses coming up on Saturday. The following week, the other belt, that's available at lightweight. Devin Haney will defend his title against JoJo Diaz. The zone cramming a lot of good fights in towards the end of the year..
"lopez" Discussed on Daily Pop
"You actually see J.Lo and Ben Affleck. Walk down the aisle. Jennifer sounds like she signed up for 90 day fiance. Listen to what she told her on the temptation. Your turn, Jennifer. Those two words do. For what? The two words marry me. That is two words in the future. I don't know. Yeah, I guess. I mean, you know me, I'm a romantic. I always have been. I've been very a few times. Yeah, I still believe in happily ever after for sure. Beautiful. What the by the way, look, that's Tom Brady right there. If Tom Brady shows up on the field, he's coming for a ring. If Jennifer Lopez gets in a relationship, she's coming for a ring. She's not dating for sport. She's not dating to say, oh, I've been dating this guy. It's gonna be cute. You know, except that moment where Drake girl, we know what you were doing. That was a good moment. But she knew there was no ring in that one. I'm telling you right now, her second dates had the altar. How do you like he is going to plan a wedding with Mindy Weiss? We love her. I love her. 20 years in the making. This wedding is a 20 year old wedding that we've been waiting for. She knows what she wants, and she wouldn't have said it. If it wasn't gonna happen. But I also feel like this is the J.Lo that we've seen she is so settled with herself she feels really comfortable really playful like she's not sweating the small stuff, and I feel like ultimately, we just need to call it what it is. You're gonna be a massively successful woman and who has reached icon status. You have been working for 20 plus years on your career. You have maintained relevance. You're gonna be married a couple at the time. That's what happens. You just get married. You're not meant to conform to the norm and all of these things, like Mary have don't marry him whatever. I'm here for you. She did for being. He got hot again. I was saying that. We weren't thinking about that. No. And then we're like, what? Yeah. Right, right? You turned into scooping you all of a sudden. I kid, you know what I'm saying? And congratulations on being in her movie, marry me. I do. Excuse me? Thank you. What movie are you in? We'll talk about it at the break. What do you mean? I love how I producers are like combing everything, they miss the one big thing this morning. When were you in a movie? I filmed it like two years ago. I thought I was gonna first of all, let me tell you guys something. I went in secretly did this movie with J lo in New York. I left for four days. We lied to you guys until you guys were doing something else. And I lied to them because I know a lot of times people get cut out of. And I didn't want to be like, I'm in this movie and all of a sudden I get cut out or replaced with lani love. Are you Lonnie? Do you agree? Yes. Are you in the movie? Not only am I in the movie? A bitch meet the trailer. Okay. Wait, so what do you play? What can you tell us about this? Okay, I'm gonna show you guys a trailer at the end of the show. Okay, go ahead. We're gonna get this all situated. You can go on my Instagram first and eat some of that. I'm gonna hit you with the trailer right now. Is this what I miss on the call in the morning?.
"lopez" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"Lopez with the new cast of Dancing with the stars on with Mario Hollywood Buzz season, 30 returns on the 20th some familiar faces some not so familiar. So who we looking at this season? Only we have Matt James, the former bachelor, er and, you know I What? I didn't have a chance to watch the show, but I do recognize him from his beard. That's right. We saw him recently at SummerSlam in Vegas, and that's the thing now with being on the bachelor bachelorette. You make it pretty far got a good shot of going on dancing with the stars. This one I might tune in for Olivia Jade. She's a Tiktok ER and the daughter of Lori Laughlin and Massimo General. That's right. Rock those shorts all the time. Yes, you can get him a target. You know, she's a gutsy because she knows she's or she should know She's going to be ridiculed and a lot of people going to give her a hard time. But you're still going on there. She went on read table talk, which was tough, and now she's going On this, So you know, I kind of get bro. You gotta give her props because she's she's handling her problems head on, and she's not hiding and I heard she's going to sing or dance to Folsom Prison blues. If she doesn't do one show as a at one dance as, uh, she's a rower. Oh, no, that would be awesome. Actually should embrace it all. Exactly. Roll roll. Roll your boat, Brian Austin Green from nine. Oh 21. Oh, okay. He's a friend of the show. We've had him on here. His girlfriend is also one of the professional Do that's right, That's right. You remember we had them both. On recent. I wonder if they're paired together. Kenya Moore, Real Housewives of Atlanta. Okay, Mel C Spice Girl. That ought to be fun with Mel Jimmy Allen, not Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Allen, who is a country singer. And Cody Rigsby. He's the peloton guy. Wait. Hold on a second back the pellets. Why don't we just get the Starbucks guy? I couldn't even tell you. What the palate tongue guy. Looks like. I don't know. I didn't even know there was a pellet on guy. I didn't either..
"lopez" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Lopez for a knockout jumper. Why not 25 for Lopez? 1 16 1 on one. It's in the bank. Get out! The brooms sweep the area. Wants to go into the second round, and they have fan questions. The Boogey man known as the Miami Heat. Yeah. 244 votes are in 15.5% believe Brook Lopez was the Bucks opening round. Syriza's and the P 50% believe it was Bryn Forbes 20.5% believe it falls into the other category. Yonas through holiday Chris Middleton in that mix. 13.5% 13.7. We'll call it for Coach Budenholzer. Take your pick here. 85561616 20 as we continue on bucks, talk and chat with Mike and River Falls. You're on bucks. Talk, Mike. Welcome to the show. Hey, How you doing? That just got to say this is impressive is the display basketball that I've seen And let's not remember that the bucks. Purposely didn't take that last game to avoid the heat. They wanted this challenge there. Remember what the heat gets One last year, and this year outside of the first game was non competitive and the heat all these so called experts out there. We're picking the heat as the Venetia picked to upset the bucks, and I just want to talk about the starters. The bench coach, but they Thirdly dominated this so called he culture team and they had no shot. Jimmy Butler was a non factor famine about I mean, the whole team was basically Shut out in Brooke, not competitive. The Bucks just really punched him in the mouth, and Miami didn't respond. I expected them to least compete at home. And it was pretty much quiet as typically used at a Miami sporting event. So That's not the scene and now they get to rest up in. I don't think they fear Brooklyn. Everybody's taking Brooklyn. They struggled to be a one man Boston scene last night with what's his name dropping 50 on him, Tatum so They're playing the best basketball playoffs right now, fellas in this Is there any doubt right now that they're the best team 100 right now, in any of these playoffs in East or west, I'll take your thoughts on that hat's off to everybody and can't wait to take on whoever comes in the next round takes us. Appreciate the phone call Micah. I watched the game last night Justin to between the Celtics and nets, and there's no doubt the Nets can fill up the Nets and end. The big question on them is can they play together? I think they can. They're big three. Defensively. There's no doubt some questions there and you face the team like Miami In the first round. They were second to the last of league and paste. The Bucks were second leading pace. So you figure would be more of a grind it down sort of pace. Although I felt like the he tried toe, maybe come out of their shell a little bit with that today and push the tempo a little bit. Brooklyn's an entirely different cat. What did he do on defense or try to do on defense? Brooklyn doesn't really play it that way, Right? But the Nets, of course, have AH, much greater pace on offense. I do think the bugs are are probably the best hybrid. Of what to do on offense. What to do on defense, Whether that means they beat the Brooklyn Nets, which we still will be. The second round opponent, of course, remains to be seen, but it does set up for an interesting story line. Everyone that Syria's begins and about a week or so. I think they're the best two way team in the league. But look I think we're assuming it's gonna be the Brooklyn Nets, and I would assume that happens in the next two games here. Um I think there's gonna be a lot more national pundits that picked the bucks in that series now the way that they dispatch of the heat rather easily. But I mean, it's it's still tough to pick against Brooklyn. No matter how good the bucks are playing when you look at three of the best offensive players in the league on the same team that's tough to pick against. The Bucks have the personnel the best. Group in a personnel in the league to slow that down. But it's still asking a lot, so they're gonna have their work cut out for him in the second round. But you do feel much more confident after the two games in Milwaukee to close out the season, even the close loss that went all the way down to the wire. In January in Brooklyn, and certainly the way they played here against Miami, where they kind of showed you okay, there was a lot more in the tank than what we showed in the regular season, and we've saved these guys and no, we're gonna ride her starters. We have role players. They're gonna hit big shots and we've seen Yang has continued to evolve his game. We've seen Drew holiday being much much different player in a massive upgrade from where Bledsoe was, so it's gonna be. I think the best series we get all playoffs in the east or west between the Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets. We assume they're gonna win it. Um The interesting thing to me is Up until this year. We always kind of you'd lay offs is a bad thing. In the playoffs, and I wonder if with how compress the regular season schedules If this is a good thing to get a lot of time off that you have the week off between the regular season and playoffs, and now the books, they're going to get at least a week off with this series if Brooklyn closes out in five games Game one Will be one week from today in Brooklyn. If it goes to six games, Game one isn't gonna be until a week from Monday, so the Bucks are getting a week off here. I kind of think that's good. We're in the past. You would be a little concerned of while you're losing your mo mentum, and you'd like to just keep playing through it because that's what we all pointed to when the Bucks dropped Game one against the Celtics in that second round matchup. But in instances like this, I think it's gonna be good for the team that you were able to, and I know, they said, it's not the case, but you were able to exercise demons against the Miami Heat. And now you get some more rest and you get more of a chance to practice because to me, that's the biggest thing is. There is no practice during the regular season. We got that for a week, and now you're getting it again, where you can continue to break down film and practice some things and look at here's how we need to attack Brooklyn or here's some of the looks. We need to show him defensively. They're in the best spot of anyone imaginable with their personnel in the fact that they get a week now to prepare for we assume the Brooklyn Nets. Yes. So I would expect a similar road map, wouldn't you? The Bucks had about a week's time to prepare for the Miami Heat. Coach. Bud was asked about that. Is that too much time? Is there a sweet spot here?.
"lopez" Discussed on ROADIUM RADIO
"Back to that police okay. So man. I didn't want to stop so please. Please forgive me guys but we can go to break ten minutes. We'll be right back. We're going to pick up where we left off with johnny lopez. So you know what i want to ask you. What is that. You'd gone all so we're gonna find out when we come back type it in the in chat exactly type in the chat. What is it. you're gonna okay Give it your best definition of okay. We'll be back tim minutes. Welcome back everybody to ronin beta episode one fifty one and we're not going to waste any time we're going to go ahead and joe right back into it with johnny lopez from san diego a couple of blocks away that you're gonna park so By the way you know what i can't wait for. I'm having such a great time as any of you. But i can't wait to good to put it. You brought look so damn delicious now for the people that may know to see the pot you brought. What did you make. I mean from what i been hearing on your podcast as they like governor the the portico over the so. That's my mom's recipe. She helped me because it was my first time and lately because of kobe and now that i'm no longer in school and i graduated from ucsd in two thousand nine nineteen congratulations q. and i don't have much to do after that and then kobe hit right I've been cooking a lot but That's another thing that i've struggled..
"lopez" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Anderson Lopez and Bobby Lopez his latest work, and we found on one division, which is a new sitcom set in the Marvel universe. Yeah, superheroes with a laugh track like I love Lucy with characters from the Avengers. But what's an old sitcom without a catchy theme song, and that's where Bobby and Kristen Come in Here is my conversation with Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez. Daddy, How are you? We're good for having us thanks to have. How was how was your pandemic? You know, it's been quite nice. We spend a lot more time in the woods than we ever thought we would. We were very lucky that we finally purchased our dream Country House of month before the pandemic happened just completely randomly. We've been We've been thinking about it dreaming about it for 15 years. And we found this place in the woods. And so we've basically been very fortunate to be able to come here and get it. Get in touch with nature. I'm glad for you. So So, Bobby, What did you think when they asked you about about one division thought amazing Hurry, because I had always wanted to work with Marvel. I mean, we loved Marvel movies. Was a huge superhero famine. I was a kid on what they brought us was so incredibly unique and different and crazy that we couldn't help but say yes, without really Putting up any kind of a fight on de everything. They showed us was just so cool and different. You know, for us and different from marble. It was just a big breath of fresh air. Well, Yeah, I want to talk a little bit about that difference. You composed original theme songs to open some of the episodes of one division. Let's listen to a bit of the first one. This is called newlyweds. You just moved to to get home. Yeah, that makes a fine. I'm not You know, you're you're getting the feeling of what we're talking about here. That's a clip from the newlyweds in Episode one of one division that song is actually the first thing people here when they start the series, so cousin tell me about the importance of having to nail the first song. I sort of set the tone. We definitely wanted to make sure we keep talking about how they built the building. But we had to decorate the lobby of each episode. And so it's really important to set time period that tones that theme So you didn't want it to be a parody of anyone specific. Show or theme song. We really wanted to make sure we're using the instrumentation in the authentic the authentic, even recording equipment that set that That theme song and just made you feel like Oh, I'm watching. I love Lucy now or I Oh, I'm watching the Partridge family or whatever whatever reference, but no specific ship. So, Bobby, What did you What did you have to do in order to approach these Because it's very as Christmas. It's very stylized. It's It's a very identifiable time period through the music. What did you have to do to achieve that sort of can't be sound. Well, you know, it was different for every decade obviously mean with The fifties. We really used the big band that was the you know, we have saxophones and that all the all the different kinds of sex phones all baritone sax and trumpets. My God, We've got everything going on in there. And then when we get to the sixties decade, we much really kind of parrot down. And you get the shaker playing a Latin rhythm. And there's you know one or two little weird organs going and on a couple of trombones, But it's a smaller group, and it's it sounds more more. 60 just gives you a different feeling. So simple. So, Christina, I read a little bit about your process. In some of the Some of the other films and the other work. You've other work you've done and I know you've talked a lot about your writing, being tired of storytelling being tied to character. I'm wondering how that process differs when you were asked to write a theme song when you're asked to encapsulate something in a theme song. I'll tell you what Writing a theme song is easier, really like this was a dream job after frozen too, because frozen, too was really heavy lifting on Collaboration and storytelling and, you know, handling all the pressure of what it was to write a musical sequel, Andre Make sure we were making the right choices and that those choices were put in the right song at the right moment. The theme song. We read a script we did. We watched a ton of YouTube's. We talked about the culture and what instruments people were using. And what vibe when, When you close your eyes and you think of a certain decade. What's the vibe? On Ben. We just got to write it in a day. It was really lovely. Nothing it would take a day. The only thing we we felt was a challenge was at the beginning, we said Usually show has one theme song that you know, happens every show and then this. This show has many different themes. Sons and they all different tunes, and some of them are called Juan Division, but some of them aren't And so how we're going to give people that feeling of musical stylistic, you know, kind of unity. So we took a We took four notes. Wanda Vision, and those four notes are in every single song. It's like the call signal. Of one division. It's almost like the one division network jingle within each theme song and the tri tone the Honda, which is Wanda's such a fun thing to say, so it makes sense that that is ah, active but the devil's interval..
"lopez" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"I'll spend rest time. You can't come Now now. Yes. Help me see? The beauty. Sumatra, letting Nick turn in my cheek for the sake of this show. Now that you know this is my Life. I won't be sold with possible right catch it Go turning now. Giant yourself. What? Get me down and you get shit. Get down. On with Mario Lopez. Maya Pim, y'all Mara, Courtney Lopez, and we're getting close to having an actress for this Madonna bio pic on with Mario Lopez Hollywood bus. So the material girl wants the perfect actress to player on the big screen. We're hearing the role is now down to two people. Florence Pugh from Little women and mid summer good actress in Julia Garner from Ozark, who we Love. Oh, she's great. I don't know the other one and all fairness, but Julia Garner's great She looks like young Justin Timberlake. She does. Oh, my God, That's so funny. Just the hair there. Well, Madonna is going to direct the movie herself. The script is from Diablo Cody. Who did you know and young adult? Wow, I wonder if they're going to encompass her whole life because she lived a very long full life or just go with like an excerpt from the material Girl years or something. Let.
"lopez" Discussed on KQED Radio
"That moment is the Legion of first that the vice President Kamila Harris represents so many people so many women of color and people of color that I've interviewed for the last couple of years and covering her. Said they were hoping for this moment. She is a representative of a country that has grown more racially diverse. After this difficult year in which this country has reckons soul powerfully with its own history of racial injustice, it's it's hard to overstate how significant of a moment this is today. And with that we are expecting another musical performance this time by the artist. It reads Jennifer Lopez on the program. We know her veterans J. Lo and I think I heard the announcer stay. She'll be performing America the beautiful and J. Lo walking down the stairs. Rocking a beautiful white outfit. I must say, taking a moment to take in the scene. Lot of solemnity, but a lot of joy here on these steps this morning. Jennifer Lopez. Slanders you name This land is my money. From California to the New York on islands from the Redwood for wrist. The Gulf Stream. Whoa! This'll land was made for you and me. As I went walking down every been on away. I saw over me at this guy way I saw below me and golden back Alley Sled was made for you Win me..