17 Burst results for "Lula Morello"
"lula morello" Discussed on Fore Play
"Or plays by barstool sports, it is a very big episode with a lot going on in the world. Currently, we have max homa who just won his fourth PGA Tour event. We are one week away from the PGA Championship, which is the second major of the year. Tiger Woods will be playing, no clue a Phil Mickelson is playing. We have more news about Phil Mickelson and potential debts. We have comments from Sergio Garcia, we have a bunch of fan questions to get to. We have some drama at barstool sports. We have in the current NHL world, St. Louis blues are tied to two, the rangers are down to one that could change, by the time this podcast comes out. And the New York islanders have just announced in a stunner minutes ago that they fired head coach Barry trots after a terrible season, but the year before and the year before that, they head back to back appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals. I doubt anybody on this show will have any thoughts on that whatsoever. The father we do. What the fuck on the you boys? On the heels of the rangers being the biggest embarrassment of the NHL playoffs over the last week. The islanders go out on a day that just didn't didn't need to happen. There's no contracts up or anything. There's nothing going on. The islanders are out golfing, enjoying the off season. You know, let these other teams get their shit done. The rangers are in the place. They're losing, blowing leads. They can't win over triple overtime. They come all the way back. They get their hearts ripped out by the 45 year old penguins. Then all of a sudden Lula Morello out of the fucking clouds, fires what is to me the most successful, bright shining light in my lifetime as a New York islanders fan. Barry trots was the greatest thing that's ever happened to me in my sports fandom life. As a New York islanders fan and he has now been thrown to the curb, kicked out saying that the team needs a new voice and this was a decision that was not taken that was not made easy, and it was not made overnight, which I don't even know what that means. You know, Barry trots made three consecutive playoff runs, two consecutives, Eastern Conference Finals runs. His record with the islanders is absurd compared to where they were, my whole life. I mean, you're talking 8 and 70 type team, or you're talking the worst teams of all time in those early 2000s years with the New York islanders. And to have somebody must have it out for them. It was like some of the scoring like offensive player must have been..
"lula morello" Discussed on Fore Play
"It still could be wrong. So make sure and nothing is worth that. Going through that, nothing is worth it. Finish second, if you have to, but be right. Right. It's not for the faint of heart that scoop game, man. I did one scoop in my life with the islanders. It was when our temi Panera was choosing between the islanders and maybe going to Columbus and maybe the rangers and there was all these talks the night before he was about to sign that he was going to the New York islanders. Islanders just had new ownership, like Lula Morello was in there. I'm like, holy shit, we're about to get our $10 million guy. This is it. I was in a group chat with multiple players in the NHL from different teams saying like sending me the bread emoji because they know I'm a huge islander fan being like bread man going to New York. Like this is insane. So I just tweeted out our tummy Panera and will be a New York islander tomorrow when we all wake up. Got thousands and thousands of likes retweets. Turns out he canceled the offer with the islanders and took less money to go with the rangers. The rangers came swooping in last second. He literally was confirmed with the islanders like texting the players. It was crazy. And now, and I never deleted it because you can't. Yeah, I don't know. And now what is it? What's the day of NHL free agency? Whatever July 31st, I get it tweeted at me every single year as an anniversary. Happy anniversary, 'cause now he's on my most hated rivalry. He's fucking crushing it 240 points since he's become a reindeer. It's insane. So I have to live with that my whole life. It's psychotic that that's something that's attached to me because it makes me the most mad that I've ever been ever. But yeah, I have to live with it. It's not for the faint of heart your game, man. It's fucking terrifying. Even me talking about the Antonio Brown thing, which, you know, worked out over the bills. Now I work out so well for him. And it turned into such a positive because for me, it really literally changed how I do my job. Absolutely forced me to reexamine my entire process. It made me a lot better reporter. But it sucks so bad. It was just so terrible. And we were at a horse racing, so I'll go with my wife. We're going to the Derby. It's going to be great. And we went to Belmont that year and one guy in a line was shouting, you know, AB to the bills at me. And it was two months later. I had already made my peace with it. I had processed it..
"lula morello" Discussed on WTOP
"A surprise Prime minister Scott Morrison's telling Australians not to panic We'll get through this just like we've got through every single other one The two returning citizens to Australia who were in Southern Africa and have now tested positive for the amaron variant were asymptomatic Both were fully vaccinated travel bans put into effect following South Africa's discovery of the variant are a double edged sword Says doctor sujan gogu The South African government was very transparent and their scientists have been forthcoming in providing data And I think that's so important that we start viewing this pandemic and try to solve it in a global fashion I fear that putting travel bands like this it really desensitizes other countries when they do see a variant of concern that they really try not to let other people know because they'll see well South Africa got travel bans and something like that hurts a country like them U.S. travel bans from several southern African nations will kick in tomorrow COVID infections have forced a pro hockey team to postpone its games details from CBS's Tom 40 The New York islanders next two NHL games today on Tuesday are postponed because they have so many players out due to COVID protocols general manager Lula Morello We will certainly be tested each and every one of the next three days And I'm sure there will be a conclusion after that Residents in Washington state are preparing for possible flooding as atmospheric rivers once again threatened parts of the northwest We are going to be seeing these rising rivers That is why there is a flood watching effect all the way through Monday for most parts of western Washington.
"lula morello" Discussed on WTOP
"Collaboration that's being done across the world So stay tuned in the next week or two we should know a lot more New COVID related U.S. travel restrictions do start tomorrow vice president Kamala Harris We'll take it or step at a time but as of now we've done what we believe is necessary She was doing Christmas shopping at an outdoor market in Washington and speaking of holiday shopping correspondent lilia Luciano Eager shoppers are filling the streets of Los Angeles crossing off items on GIF lists to work around shortages and shipping delays Any particular deals you're looking for around this area Just some cool pieces Millions of Americans brave the crowds at shopping malls nationwide spending almost 3 billion in stores a jump of 21% from Black Friday 2020 After a year of barely surviving small business owners are hoping for some of those customers to come their way Back now to the coronavirus and its continuing effects on life almost two years into the pandemic the NHL New York islanders next two games Those are postponed because they have so many players out due to COVID protocols 8 at last count islander general manager Lula Morello The league over the past couple of years certainly has the best infectious disease medical doctors available both the union and the league flush their own physicians and we have to trust and we do They have decisions On a fall Saturday there were a lot of sports events held One of the biggest maybe the biggest upset college football game between number 6 Michigan number two Ohio.
"lula morello" Discussed on WTOP
"That's being done across the world So stay tuned in the next week or two we should know a lot more New COVID related U.S. travel restrictions start on Monday vice president Kamala Harris But as of now we've done what we believe is necessary She was doing Christmas shopping at an outdoor market in Washington and speaking of holiday shopping correspondent lilia Luciano Eager shoppers are filling the streets of Los Angeles crossing off items on GIF lists to work around shortages and shipping delays Any particular deals you're looking for around this area Just some cool pieces Millions of Americans brave the crowds at shopping malls nationwide spending almost 3 billion in stores a jump of 21% from Black Friday 2020 After a year of barely surviving small business owners are hoping for some of those customers to come their way Back to the coronavirus and it's continuing effects on life almost two years into the pandemic The NHL's New York islanders next two games are postponed They have so many players out Due to COVID protocols 8 at last count general manager Lula Morello The league over the past couple of years certainly has the best infectious disease medical doctors available Both the union and the league plus their own physicians and we have to trust and we do decisions among sports events Or hell one of the biggest maybe the biggest upset college football game between number 6 Michigan number two Ohio State Michigan fans filling the field to celebrate as the wolverines beat the buckeyes 42 27 clinching the Big Ten east going.
"lula morello" Discussed on WTOP
"It's all over now It's Bob Dylan I just singing these days He's been doing that for 60 years but now he's painting The exhibition of his art going on display in Miami Tuesday at the Patricia and Philip frost art museum 40 new pieces by the singer There's 80 years old to be showcase for the first time A 180 works in exhibition and runs through April 17th no word on if and when exhibition may come to our area Another family friendly Broadway musical was coming to the small screen You may have seen some of the stars during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday TV guides Matt Roush gives W TOP a preview of any live We're back to live musicals which is a tradition that NBC started quite a while back and now we're going to get Annie done live on Thursday night on NBC with some really fun casting I think that casting the empire diva Taraji P. Henson as miss hankin sounds like a lot of fun It takes some getting used to looking at Harry connick junior with a bald cap on playing Danny warbucks And then we have as always there's a discovery The new Annie her name is Selena Smith I'm sure she's not the first black Annie that has been performing the role But in terms of a mainstream production like this it's a nicely diverse cast also Titus Burgess is in it and lots of others But if you're a fan of the musicals and again looking for things for the family to watch together That's what this time of year is all about And I'm sure that Annie live will fit that bill Annie live errors on December 2nd on NBC The National Hockey League postponing two upcoming games with the New York islanders 8 players can't play on Tuesday because of COVID the GM Lula Morello discussed the media disgusted weather with a media Saturday The league over the past couple of years certainly has the best infectious disease medical doctors available both the union and the league flush their own physicians and we have to trust and we do the decisions The islanders by the way and last place in the NHL's metropolitan division with a 5 ten and two record The wizards pick up a win Sports.
Boomer & Gio
"lula morello" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"To andrew in orange connecticut. What's up andrew. Hey guys hey doing soreness. What's up man. We got i Huge giants fan and You know the whole thing was saquon. Even evan ingram that like it's there in too deep. You know you can't trade him because you you're not gonna get any value back for and let's lawsuit that i mean pretty much. What what are we gonna get forever you know first round pick and say. There's no way. He gave him away for master questionnaire though. Andrew knowing that ever ingram is going into a restricted. Free unrestricted free agency. Do you wanna you want. Just hold onto them or do you want to see if he can get something for him. That's why i tell ya man you gotta get something for you can again like i was saying with the islanders and john. Taveras is probably the one that when you think about when all of that was going down. Now it's not the current group of people that are running the team right now but when you think about what the what the islanders could have gotten had. They traded john barrasso trading deadline instead. They had this belief that somehow he was going to stay. Here what actuality was better that he left anyway. It turned out was better that he signed with toronto and left here. And the and the islanders didn't have to pay that money and they built around younger players and they had good drafts by gar snow and they brought in top-quality free agents under lula morello They got a couple of good goalies. Next thing you know. The team is in the conference finals. Two years in a row. Yes so with with saquon. Excuse me saquon. He's got he's under contract you well. This is his fourth year so that fifth year is still a thing right and then on restricted. Twenty twenty three. But then doesn't really have to be unrestricted. They could tag him. Don't forget that the the franchise tag is out there for running backs. It's not that big but what why are you keeping i. I'm serious about this. Why and you're going to. I mean so franchise takes not that big but it's more than what he'd be making now right signing bonus but right so his cap it right now is is cap. It has ten million dead cap. Hit for him would be nine. Nine point nine million. But that's that would not be the case because his contract would end up. You know the money that he's getting paid this year would end up going to wherever he was traded. Yup exactly and then if you wanna say the nice thing is if you decided to trade him the team that was acquiring him would have him for another year by the way and that's what happened to. Yes i mean. And i know that you know the titans are they signed. Adrian peterson near expecting derrick. Henry come back next year that you'd have both those guys. But i mean where's frank or how come there's nobody signed him. I think he's done. He's absolutely done. But i mean if you're if you're really thinking about making a super bowl run and you feel like saquon can help you. I don't know if he would. But that would be the team that you would call second round. Pick get a round pick for them. Maybe thirty round pick. I'd have to look and see what they have to offer. I think we didn't we do this yesterday. Yeah they got. They don't have a ton of they. Don't have a tough ton of stuff right. But they ended up signing. Adrian peterson which he'll be okay for them. The other thing too is if they do lose free agents there's also the compensatory picks that teams get a big bill check. You know it was a big thing with him up there.
"lula morello" Discussed on Spittin' Chiclets
"He's nasty offensively. He could be the first power play guy but yeah this guy skating we keep saying everyone like nurse gets better this kid. He continues to do the same exact thing. This year was the first year. Everyone's like whoa if he didn't progress at all at this point you're still looking at a bargain. And if he came in and say there's an upside to it. It's like oh my goodness. Here's lula morello's another another paul. Mary's just wait. And you know palmares resigning there. But nothing's come out yet so it's just like like i'll get to you later. Torrisi too low knows what he's doing. You can't question siri. Siri has a little amarillo voice. But it's only for prospects and people. Who are cy within the organization and comes through. You got actually a funny joke by a broken rib. Ara told me to honesty. They hurt more today than yesterday. I i did. My thought might have been one was hit muscles. She don't necessarily see but you have but then like today. It's like because i don. I did throw myself a little bit. So dominic acid car hurts for two more days. I'll get an insurance company. Trying to get his equal. His claim is like yeah. I broke my right nostril. My taste buds for in the acid. If i were still if i was still working for the city i'd go fly tomorrow like i'd walk and work with like a hoodie sweatshirt. The back lesson okay. Them slide on water like i broke my ribs and make sure you get paid right. Did you can tell you guys a great story about that fake in we gotta to do it in college for a guy so we might have been out and then we got new He might have gotten a little tussle out of town at the bar so he broke his hand but we can never take. You couldn't tell anybody that because he could lose a scholarship to coach. Kill all of us. You know so we come back. He has to suck it up from saturday night until monday afternoon when we start doing team workout and we were using medicine balls so we had to sit there with a broken hand waiting and then when one of us through the medicine. Baldo me like fakes. Like headset is like all my hand. My hand i broke my hand goes to the emergency room. Gets it all done up. Misses first two months of the year. Nobody ever found out about like four or five us the new about it. We kept it a secret the whole year at the end of the season. We told coach. He's like you assholes hours a good one. Hey coach fired for doing a team player though man you gotta cover up for that guy. Nhl stories of getting the saying the guy gets bag. Because you're late so you put your get china in the all you relate. But that's fake. In the old. The hand injury and terry ryan told the story about that when he lost his teeth and he lost his insurance so they weren't going to pay for his teeth so he like faked it the miners or he might even got him knocked ourself himself after escaping yet at all. Oh yeah he's yeah. That savage seattle cracking not done yet because they signed restricted free agent. Vince done to a two year. Eight million dollar deal. They of course claimed him from saint louis in the expansion draft. The also signed unrestricted. Free agent ford. Marcus jillions into a one year. One point five million dollar deal. He'll be thirty one when the season starts. That could be a value deal vince done. You're surprised at that number. I mean jay. So i kind of look at vince. Done like a brandon menteur so i played I i think. I've seen enough of him in the american league and then him come up to the nhl to saint louis and you know. Sometimes you're like okay. Yeah this guy's going gonna be able to take the next leap and same with brennan menteur. When he was out with anaheim. That's where we started. Then he he a buffalo snake right. Yeah it kind of derailed on. But he's kinda like that smooth-skating ofensive type defenseman. Where yeah. I think this guy he might put up tyson berry numbers. All of a sudden might be able to stop it around two pending on but depending on the situation that he's in so for for two years at four million a year. I think it's a good deal I don't i interested to see if you can take that next step. Because i don't think he ever got to be that guy in saint louis. Yeah he he's gonna be like who got to vegas just whom i think. Yeah i mean he said but he had the chance boom. He went to vegas and he's just getting a plane. Donald get that chance he never got it was it was theodore menteur. And then one other defenseman in the schmidt a couple on the anaheim system where you're kind of like all the a couple of swedish agonise older and he'd already gotten paid fowler and that i think manson was one of the guys they also protect. Wasn't sure maybe there might be one other name in there but we're fox. Can this guy. Kind of be the guy i think in seattle. I think he's going to have that opportunity words. You know but. I think because what you're saying in terms of maybe a little bit of inconsistency is probably why you didn't get a longer deal from them or maybe he even wanted to years. I shouldn't say that that was the case but they probably looked at like. We're not going to give this guy five year. We're to see what we got. All y'all got the winning pedigree to which can't get enough of that in the locker room and that's where you kinda value is like what type of impact you have on that that stanley cup win and like it's like yeah he was. He was a factor for sure. But i think that in hockey world is only going to get overpaid now. It's a case of like. Hey we we actually need you to be part of maybe not the core. We need you to be A bigger piece than definitely than you want. You were in saint. Louis i mean you think of the names on that saint louis cop i mean don's he's on the lower your list and that's not taking anything from any stanley cup winner but on my crazier well. That's now eight not seattle and late. We talk about the power plate now. Maybe he's the top guy on that power play and that just points all day right. And that's all that he's going to get that confidence and he's just going to run with those vegas guys. They got there. They got the play a little more. They've got the confidence has no we eight if you get confident. You're on a run. It's the best if your crops has exactly gambling putting a spot and you start doing well and you're like oh my god like no one's going anywhere here like i'm gonna be if i continue to do this. That's been the case for guys in vegas now grant which their lineups. It seems quite awesome but it guys are getting paid is more than anything. What i'm saying. I boys up a bunch of other science here. I'll write them off if you want to chime inches job in Colorado signed unrestricted. Free agent defenseman ryan murray one year. Two million dollars deal i sing. Lewis also signed a pair of restricted free agent forwards jordan cairo. Two years five points. Achaia zach employer..
The Clapper Report
"lula morello" Discussed on The Clapper Report
"Just a video. About patterson o- we've got an update this his his point of view back out of nowhere. Sorry i just saw that. And i was like way. He's gotta be careful he's gonna fuck up his raises his right wrist that he fucked up. Okay okay we'll holding the camera now bro. i don't like that. We'll it's all his scooter workouts in power gliding. Fuck is doing on the wake boarding a you know. He's getting arrests workouts. So maybe shot. I'm sorry to oh. Yeah when he's back his basement. Those showers fucking good man. Now it looks nice. Snippy snippy old shot. They're so excited any sorry any news. The islanders gone. I mean the nhl thought they were doing something forcing pellets arbitration daytona sooner day but then a banger was released. New york islanders twitter tweets out at a day an article that they have signed pelleting eight years. Adam flocking peleg signed to the new york. Fucking islanders eight seasons Undisclosed amount later got leaked five point seven five million dollars. Such a sick deal insane. I mean the market right now we just. We just sat there for twenty minutes. We're talking about darnell nurse. Getting nine point five million dollars darnell nurse nine point five million dollars adam pellerin five seven five five seven five steel adam peleg five seven five dollars fucking on believable so again like i was saying and what they were doing something because apparently lula morello is like hiding. His contracts closes rumor that certain people were signed. Like it's rumored. Mary's rumors ezek as signed on the dotted line But they obviously haven't submitted any paperwork because nothing has gone through So they were forcing his hand. Maybe they'll maybe it'll be forced to make his deals done so that way you know everybody knows Which is interesting. I wanna come back to that in a second. But back to pelvic great deal. I'm ecstatic that. He's going to be for eight years. I had a little bit of like a midlife crisis. Is that what. It's called. When i realized that i'm going to be in my thirties when that deal expires. Well it's like when people getting drafted now it's like these people like our unger than us by a couple of years by like three or four years. I think eighteen year olds. I'm twenty three. Oh yeah that's right. So yes oh five years for you. Yeah adam pellet. I'm going to be in my thirties when his deal expires. And i was like why we thirty two albany years. Yeah thirty two. i'm thirty now. They'll be thirty thirty one thirty thirty thirty one thirty one so i'll be thirty one when his deal expires insane..
Boomer & Gio
"lula morello" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"Wonder aaron rodgers teammates watching that press conference yesterday. There like hell yeah. He's standing up for us. This is our guy that's awesome. He wants the organization to take care of the players. Or they're looking at him like. Is this guy nuts that he wants. Final say on the roster. What are you talking about by the way. Erin you've taken every fricken penny available to you and good for you but then you can't complain about the team. Cutting guys because of a salary cap sport. So i just wonder i mean i know that he was standing up for certain guys you mentioned bringing charles woodson back at the end of his career keeping jordy nelson for another year because he was willing to take a massive pay. Cut talking about cutting. Jake kumar and john kuhn and guys like that so it sounded like he was standing up for his teammates and the guys that he liked on one hand. That's a good thing but on the other hand it's like are you delusional. Yeah i I did that for my teammates. I did the same thing. I don't necessarily know that. I had all those teammates that i fought for boya but he got understand in a salary cap sport. And you're going to be the highest paid player in that sport at one time and you're going to be eating up twenty percent of your team's salary cap that you know the general manager has got to make some decisions is like chess pieces all over the board you try to make it all fit right now chris. Drury is going through that with the rangers. Lula morello going through that with the island is how will we make an all these pieces fit. And and who's making what and who's going to be injured and all other stuff. Not everybody can be the tampa bay lightning and just take on contracts thrown onto lt. I are but anyway you look back at the last two drafts by the of green bay packers. Okay there's jordan in their six sore thumb and that was really the crux of all of this..
The Bone 102.5
"lula morello" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"They were in the third seed in their division, so they had they had Florida had home ice advantage and open around. They took care of Florida. Carolina had home ice advantage. They took care of Carolina. And then they had home ice advantage against the Islanders, who arguably probably one of the better teams in the Eastern or Western Conference. I think if you go 1234, you could say Lightning, Islanders, Avalanche and Vega And take whatever picking where you want, and the Islanders had to go through a litany. If you like the Penguins and the Bruins and the Capitals. It wasn't easy space for them. They played a really good Islanders team. Tell you what, no joke The Florida Panthers. They're going to be a team that's going to keep me up a little bit. At night. Next year. That team is young. They're feisty. They're hungry. They got a great young goaltender who has the ability if they put the right people in front of them to be not as good as Vasi, but he could be a top five NHL goaltender in Spencer Night. The Panthers are very young organization there under the cap. They got some money and play. They got some good players embark. Aww. And they got great coaching joke involved as want to come with Chicago. I mean, they're they're Skylanders are going to be back again next year, Lula Morello, one GM of the year, they're going to sign a couple of guys. They're probably gonna get bars l assigned to a long term contract. They need to keep them because they got rid of Um, who is the guy to bars? A couple years ago went to Toronto thinking he was going to win a come up there. Oops. Um And you know, the Lightning just did what they had to do with Montreal. Montreal was in over their heads from the get go. I don't think the lightning tank game for Montreal just had to leave it on the ice that game. Because if they would have got swept, they would have never heard the end of it. And what is it with Montreal fans giving death threats to lightning family members? Players crazy? Yeah, so they they were leaving death threats and damning people on lightning organization and the players. About, you know, better watch their family and all this stuff. Come on one. It's a game to sorry Your country sucks at hockey. The game that you guys invented. Sorry players. I saw people 50% the leaders, at least Canadian. Sorry, Your team sucks. Sorry. You don't have the wherewithal to feel the team that could be competitive in today's NHL. Sorry again next year, you're gonna suck even more. So screw Akhund, Canadian fans. That's what I got to say about that. Yeah. So, Corey Yes. How electric was it for you to be there and witness game pride? Oh, man. Yeah. Uh, so it definitely definitely started picking up, uh, towards the second half of the secondary. Once once we scored, that's when everything when just But we You on the team? No, no, no, I'm sorry. Wait once he's so into it now, I know I Yeah, Fork. I love sports. Uh, yeah. Once once they scored like everything just started getting that you could just feel the stress and everything was just getting more and more and more tense and then Just the last. I don't know. 10 minutes. You just I don't think I stopped bouncing or I don't think I I breathed for the last five minutes. It was insane. So I think it was the second period before going to the third period. I wanted a double shot of burden just because I need to calm myself because to me, it's just It's the Stanley Cup. It's hockey. Yeah, I mean, there's not many times that I say that. You know if your team is in and the ability to freaking walk away with the championship At the gate at home. You got to be there. You got to make a way to find your way in whether it's the through costs. I mean, whether you know someone who knows someone who knows someone Or two. Maybe just use your advantages to your advantage. You gotta be there because there's nothing like watching your team win a championship. In front of you. It is one of the most electric feelings ever. The TV doesn't do it. Justice. I've watched the video I shot of the last two seconds, probably about 1000 times. Just because just to see the jubilation of those guys knowing that they busted their ass, and really folks, you got to think about it. They started playing last season, They had three months off. Then they played their season was done in October of last year. Then he pick it up in January and play it again. You got to think about over the last Year and a half they've had, like about two months off. You know they're going to have two months off now and start playing again in October. And I mean they just Hockey players to me and I'm not saying I'm not saying anything in football players. I love football. I love the game of football of the strategy. I love the way those guys condition themselves. But you know, if you're on defense, you get a little break when the offense comes on vice versa. Hockey. You're out there. Skating your balls off for about 40 seconds. Guys running at you a puck flying 110 miles an hour past your head or your blocking it. Again sticks in the face you're getting from you go rest on the bench for probably 75 seconds And then you're back out. There it is. Going balls out again, for another part, 45 50 seconds. And just to see the way not normally when you see the Stanley Cup and you know there was that, uh, commercial, the NHL was running about time running down and everybody just blowing their gloves and six and Helmets in the air, and they would gather around whether it be sent a rice or the bench or the guys. Everybody to a man rushed. Bassett. Yes, because they know that another clinching shut out the fifth one in the last there to, uh Stanley Cup years. The guy was just He was the reason why they wanted like like, Petrov said in his drunken stupor that Vashti is the champion. He is the real M v. P. He is the one who Enabled them to do everything that they needed to do is to his credit. Everybody just mobbed him, which was phenomenal, and I couldn't be happier for for a player. You just gave it all and gave his off. And I mean, no one's ever said you know he had any type of it. I mean, if you look at all the different scrums during the playoffs in the gold trees He was always on the bottom of those piles like an £1200 of guys on top of him. You know which way his body was contorted during all that? But it's just a salute The testament to these guys how tough they are, how committed they were as a team. I love that they each other and the respect they had for each other..
WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"lula morello" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Very early Monday get together for you. Yours truly filling in for D A. So I'll be back here in All right. About eight hours from now get a little snack or something before I go to bed, got a solid six hours and change and I'll be upgraded Rock for you guys. Tomorrow morning filling in for D A Last couple of minutes. Last couple of calls 855 to 1 to 4 to 27 Leslie from jerseys are palace standing back. How are you? Very good going three days up, and they deserve it because I've been tired and people working aesthetics. You're working hard and your teams are not holding up their end of the bargain for Yeah, But speaking of teams, um Um, you know, watching the lightning usually handling the Canadians. I think this is going to be a strip tomorrow night. Do you think this enhances the Islanders performance that they took the light into Southern and then maybe That child has had a better season than we all thought. Because I look at the lightning Listen, we are where we come to admit that there are a good team, but, um, you know, Florida struggle against Tampa. Um Carolina do much you can Tampa modules doing nothing. So you gotta get down is a lot of credit. Take it to Game seven. If Jean Gabriel Pegu did not haven't handed you be. Who knows? You know, I think that's fair. Um, I think you can compare what your team did in the specific match up and then look what happened in the next round. I think it's fair. Uh, the lightning with a better team, and it wasn't like if this if that injury a bad bounce, No, they would have better team. But the fact that the other teams that have gone up against him haven't pushed them to limit the way the Islanders dead. It can make you feel better about your deem it doesn't. You shouldn't get over the top knots about it and go. We were this close to winning the Stanley Cup. No, not really. Um, but it put you in good stead going forward for the next year. I know the players and Lula Morello and buried toward I know they're not gonna be satisfied. Dig came with the intent of beating Tampa. I know they're not starts with and that's a good thing because some teams Me celebrate. Uh, more victories. I know the Islanders and nine to the mall between nonsense, and that's a great thing to show you. Why that this franchise grew up on the new Re. I'll give you that much. Yeah, By the way, Moving on to the NBA Finals might take on the NBA Finals. I got the sons and six Oh, no, don't do that. Please don't do that. Why? Because I want to root for the Suns man. I got the sentencing. I'll tell you. Why. Because and I'll tell you why. I don't want you rooting for the sons because you pick the next win A championship didn't happen. Then you hop down the Hawks bandwagon. Um, when they beat the Knicks, and yes, they did. Yes, they did beat the sectors. But then you stayed on the Hawks bandwagon and said they were going to be the box. How'd that work out for you? Three young got hurt. That's why okay and and guys are getting hurt all over the place in the playoffs. You gotta deal with it like the Clippers, who you guaranteed me was going to win a championship because Jerry West had put together a great team out there. Did I miss their parade? You know what happened to my Leonard got hurt, Coco, I Leonard got her. Okay. So, um, That's why you're picking the sun's because Yanis his heart Yeah. Not only just fun to too many scorers for the books to keep up. That's the really well I'm going with the sons here. You got Paul budget eaten, And then you've got, um He took a Devin Booker, who's their best score? Yeah, I mean, that's the point right there. The fact that I almost forgot our devil shows you how deep the sun's off scoring wise and you pick your poison. Are you going to stop? You couldn't stop nobody from the funds. No, man. Now you're going to make me rethink my pick. Because you are the kiss of death. When it comes to basketball. You're all right with talk to your I wonder has had a great year. And I thank you for the call Athlete is the kiss of death with hoops. If he's on the sun's bandwagon, I might just have to get off. You're gonna have to tune in tomorrow when I'm on for d A I I may or may not change my mind between now and then Bob from Pennsylvania's up on CBS Sports Trading Way, Bob Hi. Jodi has going good. Um, I heard you mention the All Star game. You know where my sentiments lie? You know, I love the Braves. I would have loved nothing better to have seen them honoring Fill Negro and Hank, of course. Right. Two quick things about number one. I can't speak for Hank. But I have to believe that if Hank were here, he'd have been among the first to say. I can't abide by this stuff That's going on with the voting rules now and for speaking for myself. I'm so tired of taking the high road you know, last year when you asked about Suggestions for the NFL and social justice reform and how they would address it. I mentioned something entitled to the coin toss rather than the anthem. Good. I said. Okay, let's keep away from political But you know what? What? What's the high road? Get me It's getting me a better view of this country. To me going down the drain. I see him. You know, they changed the rules You're in. You're in with us. I just hate the fact that sports is tied The parked one of the things I like about sports is it's not tied to politics and when no individual players do it, like Kaepernick did with the kneeling. That's him. That's that's just one individual and it grew and and it became when it became, But it started all with Kaepernick. Always one guy. This is an entire sport, making additions when When when they make the decision to move to you All Star game you're doing so over the entire sport. You're not just one individual putting forth a stance or an opinion and I when when it gets to that magnitude, I get upset and I don't want to see it. And that's fair. And I understand. I'm just like out of I'm out of options. You know what I mean? I try, you know, Like you said, when you made that suggestion last year about football, I had some that I thought keeps it away from the ants. Um And I just I'm, uh I'm out of ideas, You know, I mean, it just is worn on me didn't know And and, you know, I hate to see a nude out of Atlanta. Right, but but you can't be in a bad mood today, so it's a way to break date back to one that game, with Max freed get in the game winning hit. They found somebody. You gotta hit with men on base. Honest and God. Hey, man. Hey, Bobby. Bobby. Good stuff. I'll talk to you during the week. Bob is one of my fairly call ish who checks in with me on W I p, which I'll be on tomorrow night and Tuesday and went. I got three Wi piece hips this week. So yes, uh, a holiday week. Means the Mac man gets extra work When Ali regular starters take some down time you're truly gets to jump aboard and have some fun on the air. All right, Uh, you know what time it is? It is time to acknowledge the best tweet that I got over the course of my show today. That means it's time for the Mac Daddy tweeted today. And I thank everybody who sent in got much better tweets. I'll be honest, much better tweets today than we did yesterday when we had our first return of the Mack Daddy tweeted today. Um, And as I say, each and every single time I do this Did it before we put it away for a year and a half, and I will do it again. Going forward. It stays open the entire length of the show. So sometimes I get a great tweet because somebody listen to beginning of show have a great tweet sent it to me and I'll say, Damn, that's gonna be tough to beat and I'll wait the three full hours of the show. But then somebody will come up with a good tweet late. Michelle and I'll end up winning. And that's the case here. Today. It comes from Brian Anders and his Twitter handle is at honey benders. Maybe the Wisconsin guy I don't know, honey Badger..
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"Clip from the from the closing press conference at the islanders lost the tampa bay lightning game seven mathew barzal with brock nelson At the podium really trying to keep it together and fighting back his emotions as best as he could never referencing veterans. Like andy greene see. I'm always interested in hearing young people talk about a stanley cup. Experience and older players talk about her stanley cup. Experience and the older players tend to generally cherish it more knowing how much it takes to get there and how long it takes and younger players. And we're talking to brad marchand hockey night in canada radio once After his bruins had won the stanley cup in two thousand eleven and it very much felt like in his voice in his mind. He thought well we're gonna win like three or four more of these things and he still still chasing it. Hearing mathew barzal talk the way that he did already at the age of twenty four is young guy he understands how getting there is really hard and he's been close a couple of times and listen to his voice in how he talks. You almost get the sense that he's wondering and my ever going to get this close again. What did you think of ourselves presser. You asked if he was coming of age. I don't know if i agree with that. I think it's just who he is. I think he really cares. Oh for sure this whole thing. You know you battle with your coach. Sometimes you know trotz has battled to get more out of them barzal. I'm sure his battle with trotz before it doesn't mean they both don't care or they don't have the best in mind for each other. It just means that trotz has enormous belief in what barzal can become and sometimes like a father with a son you have to discipline them in ways to make them get to that next level brazil to me. I loved watching him. These playoffs he competed. I never questioned his competitive ability or willingness to compete. I think there were times where he was so creative. The other honors in the ice didn't know what to do with it. And i think that's kind of what happened. Is i saw a lot of times. That teams against him tried to take away his passing options like he went in and he'd make a great entry or recreate some room and then it was almost like they said. You think you're passing anyone else. You're not passing the anyone else. And one of the things. People have told barzal as he has to be more selfish because people see that they see. He's a pass first guy and as a result if you take away his options sometimes. He's not as dangerous. But i think he's worked hard to improve all of that. I thought he competed a ton. Oy and i saw a guy who was devastated in the moment. So i don't think he mature that answer shows a maturity or anything like that. I just think it shows how much he cares whether we ever doubt that. Barzal wants to be an islanders proud to be nylander. He clearly really loves his teammates that he went out of his way to talk about guys. Like josh bailey. And andy greene. Who might never get this chance again like to me. It's not about him. It's about the group and I mean the way he played showed me how much he cared. And i'm sure he's going to be thinking about that one that hopped over his stick killer And that's that's tough. It's not your fault it's nothing you did but it just sits with you. Yeah ice man. I really you look at it and you say it's it's late night period and that's ice. That's not you know. I really thought after game five. If the islanders god through the first twenty minutes relatively unscathed they were going to win. The game and i just remembered the intermission thinking at the first remission thinking. The islanders are going to win this and of course. They gave up the shorthanded goal and and they lost. But i i gotta tell you. There was a time after one period. I said that's exactly what the allders needed. And they're going to win this game. And and i think know that even though they didn't get a lot of chances the lightning were as good as they were. I'm betting they felt the same thing after game. Five where they were down three nothing after one they thought if they get out of the first period scoreless they're gonna find a way to win We should point out as well. I know or reality of sports and you just deal with them. But all that without anders lee a remarkable achievement for the For the islanders at various times that we've talked plenty about mathew barzal. We've talked about ryan pool ach And the shot. Eller talked about adam. Pelech you know the emerging you know Sneaky norris trophy candidate Whose names should pop up on some ballots. Who else stood out for you from this. Entire islanders not justice series against tampa but from the entire run as far back. As you wanna go maybe even into the regular season who jumped out for you mayfield. And not just because of everything that happened in game six. I just think that scott mayfield as come from. You're you're almost disrespecting him by saying nowhere but nowhere to become a really effective player a really good player. Nobody thought he would be what he's turned into and he's turned into a heck of a player. I think mayfield would be that guy for me. I think beauvillier is a really improved player. But i if. I had to say one person i would say mayfield. So what now then for the new york. Islanders number of unrestricted free agents The trade deadline guys cow paul travis. Travesty jack a mainstay on the fourth line. In cases ezekiel unrestricted. Free agent there as well We talked about mentioned. Andy greene a couple of moments ago. He's a ufa some restricted Including ilias sarokin pollock Anthony pavilion michael cole. What happens now with the islanders. Well i called lula morello earlier on saturday. He told me everything he was to do. Starting with who's getting q. Oh yeah that sounds like glue for sure. So what are you saying. He told me every step of the way. Think you've ever said on this podcast. Great so there's some people who drove off the road hearing that. Well i look at this way. I would be surprised if they didn't have a good idea. Sarokin a restricted free agent right. Yes and after. He came over from russia. I would be very surprised if they didn't have a decent idea of what his second contract was going to look like. So that's one thing to me. The most important guy you have to deal with is paddock. He's a restricted free agent with our bright. He's one year away from unrestricted free agency. He's.
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"Chevrolet Sports Headlines. Yeah. I'm watching the breakdown The Brayton sent he tweeted out as well. Um I like you put the not not safer warning on it. Is that because there's some language in there Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, well, he's breaking it down. I mean, it literally, is what happened, so Yeah, yeah. So the Max Scherzer Joe Girardi drama and I had thank you for the breakdown slows down the moment where the umpires the umpire puts both of his hands on sure, head To rub his hair. To check it for sticky stuff. Baseball. That's where we are in 2021, the sticky stuff checks and these consistent like frisking is on the mound. You know, there's one last night. Between Washington and Philadelphia. Max Scherzer checked three times anyway. Uh, they didn't find anything on them. So I guess. Next time you pitches, they'll they'll try again. Romero Bear Sabres hockey legend Has passed away. He had suffered a heart attack. Uh, Few days ago, and he passes away at the age of 72. We're taking your calls. If you want to remember your texts on him, remembering him his time with the Sabres. If you'd like to join us, we'd love to hear from you. And elsewhere in the NHL. The Montreal Canadians win again They are one win away now from the Stanley Cup final of 41 win over Vegas, The Golden Knights went back to Marc Andre Fleury. After going to Robin Lennar in Game four. In the series. They'll go back to Fleury. He loses 41. Montreal went away from the Cup final. Matthew Bars will find $5000 for cross checking a lightning player in the face the maximum allowable fined $5000 Lula Morello wins GM of the year for a second consecutive year. Two years in a row. Islanders best GM NBA DeAndre eight in the incredible inbound play, too. Finished that game give the Sun's a 20 series lead couldn't have happened without Paul George, missing a pair of free throws. On the other end. Phoenix leads two games to none after 104103 win In Phoenix for leading that series. Now two games sit on Milwaukee in Atlanta. First game in that set is on the way tonight. Coming up at 8 30 cell. There's bills news. They signed some help the defensive line and rather get to it and headlines here. I'll ask in the segment because that's actually where I'm change my answer about who I want to watch this year. Those your sports headlines Next update coming up at the top of the hour headlines brought to buy paddock Chevrolet with you for the extra mile. Off the board for Martin Martin knocks it back the other way along After all there, he would have been gone here to go. They're going in. I'm going And the service of arm the favors. That was their duty and with the breakaway and it's all over Buffalo, his word. Have to call the fog goal. Steve.
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"He's like get out. I'm like okeydoke. So so i back my office. My phone rings and it was the dreaded eighty three hundred extension. which was david. Stern's pick up the phone already with cold sweat on my brow. Knowing that i was going to get the thrashing. He's like does it goes i. I don't know you would let me in. He's like why not isaac well put-on get back there. It's like awesome like toggle between two titans as a young aspiring executive. So two weeks later invites me back are. I begged my way back over. You wanna you wanna remember the story. And so i go back in saint in a comfortable chair pacing rounds office. I finally get lead in any sitting behind his desk. Throws a book at me and says. Don't come back until you read this. I catch the book. I looked out in. Its a vince lombardi. I was like i. I have to go read this now like out a like in the car. I go back to new york same. Eighteen hundred calls same routines like a read. The book you know anyway. So it's funny like i. I went back and third time. And this i asked to take. Take now commissioner adam. Silver and burning. My longtime boss could both amazing friends of mine. Now and i'm in the car. And i'm a low totem pole. I'm thirty years old. And so i had written notes written up notes as. Here's what i think we should say like because i said to stern on like i don't think you send me back there by myself. Like i don't think he cares about me. i don't think he. I don't think it's any respect to say. And so he's like you know. I can ask him. He's like well whatever. I can deal with toll thing so. I grabbed my boston. Adam where the car over there. And so i prepared these notes you know for these guys like three pages of notes. Here's what i would say. Here's why would lead the questions out. Ask teed up. Because that's what i did for the nba off consultant for the team. So i would go in particular when new people took over the teams. I would go in and kind of run them through a you know. Here's a don't list effectively and here's a to do list. And here's an evaluation of your organization. And here's some recommendations etc so we're in the car and i was like okay. You guys have this right got it. So we sit down. Lou says you know bernie and they had known other back from the providence days and brings like adam adam scott. I'm like you guys got kidney. So here i am about to get slaughtered. So i go into my pitch because i know the organization very used to work there. Then that's a start as a marketing assistant so new new. The players knew the organization. So i go into my life hardcore. Here's where i've found. Here's what i think we need to do. But i went through and he was putting me to. I mean keep. He put me on the hot seat and i was going to hold on my own doing my thing so i went down to hear the ten things i would change. Tomorrow i did a whole solo thick and so he's like are you done now. I was like yes i am. You know figuring. I was gonna get thrown out for the third time. Why not tons of charm and he goes and he opens his board. Had this big like covered forty opens it up everything that i walk in through. He had written down the board walk dinner. So that that's Is a good lesson on so many fronts. One is never underestimate the great lula morello in business in hockey as a friend. He's one of the one of the great human beings in the sport of hockey. And i've cherished my friendship with him and and hope to have a statue of him outside the prudential center at some point He's that good i mean. He's the vince lombardi of hockey. He's he's the great of the great human being and as hockey executive and so that's one two we ever you go into his office. You better put a tie on you. Better have read something from vince. Lombardi and you better be prepared. But he funny twenty one of my one of my all time favorite people. I got two more quick ones for you. Number one. how. Many madison square garden executives can adam graves pinned against the boards at the same time. So i i listen. I am a basketball junkie. Okay i think hockey is the greatest live sport in the history of the world. But i grew up skating a little bit of hockey on chadwick lake in newburgh new york but no skill at all none. Okay good hands. They say but but moves like a a sloth on the ice if you could imagine a sloth and skates so the first thing i did when i got the amnesty was like hey when we played hoop. We don't play. This is madison square garden. And what we do now so for the first six months i was getting my regular bre in on the court next on your kid so on the court. Madison square garden wisconsin dream. And why didn't have any legs even then my mouth. I'm a world class shit talker world class and so the hockey guy started. Give me a hard time. Oh you're guys not. I love hockey. And they're like can we play on the ice outside. Yeah and so if there were a fifth line. I don't think i would have been on advocating for the games but we did have rhonda gay played added gravy played. I mean it was kind of unbelievable and a lot of guys played with. Were college hockey player. So and i'm not but we had like there was a group of us that couldn't play and play. Now i'd be on that group and adam graves like ever hit anybody. Not he's like take me and i literally. I stayed as fast. I can't which is slow and try to put him into the board. And i bounced off like a like a super bowl like memory. Were katya super bowl. That was me. An angry is the nicest in the history of the world. I don't know if you know. Maybe it all but literally i mean he eats all. You cannot believe me i meet. You can't believe that someone can be that authentic in that wonderful net night on the not so much so i bounced him off him like a super bowl and and i was my mouth the whole time. Which wasn't a great idea. And then at one point the puck into the corner of course would be twenty minutes skate over there. And i felt pressure on my body. Like i've never felt before. And i felt like i was pinned to the glass. Almost like a bad sitcom where your face is like against the glass and it felt like an hour. It was probably a minute but it was way too long so he had me and two other guys pinned and immobilized for way too long but not not a fun night. that's for sure. And here's my last one. If chris jury was kidnapped and replaced by you would anybody be able to tell the difference through our cat in. When i was at the rangers people that have been with been around kind of big market big revenue teams at small market Lower revenue teams have. So it's of fun to think back. Those meme reason and chris was drew as a elite elite leader and a wonderful human being. When i was at games. I would either be asked if i was chris jury or if i was brother i mean it was. It was almost painful. Like i took it as a great compliment. Scott both professionally. And if you're comfortable personally what makes you nervous. What makes me any kind of technology. Uncertainty logging onto this podcast. I hadn't used his platform before cold sweat getting in the car. I'm an awful driver. I'm not as bad as my daughters by the way. I don't know if you know this but my daughters are such bad drivers that the insurance company called and said we're not willing to carry you anymore. Oh wow and i said there has to be some price we can pay and they said not with us so yeah three. Crashes and several tickets later the not destroy their lovely ladies but not their strong point. But when i'm driving. I get anxious if i'm going but but not too much else and the final one if commissioner gary bettman called you this afternoon and said scott. We're giving you the ability to change one thing in hockey. What would it be. And you can't answer by gary. I'm the commissioner. Actually you could. That would be even funnier..
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"Sierra four elliott today our special guest is the ceo of the new jersey. Devils also Ceo the philadelphia. Seventy sixers of the nba. Scott o'neill Real interesting guy. Real interesting background. Think you're going to enjoy this conversation. should also point out. He is the author of a new book called. Beware your feet are Seven principles that keep you present grounded and thriving from your perch before we get into the peace year. What do think people should know about. Scott o'neill he's got a really interesting background. He's been at madison square garden. He's now as you mentioned with the devils and sixers one of the things we talk about is the process what they went through on both in on-court and business perspective from the seventy sixers when they basically scorched the earth and that is a hotly debated thing you know. I love in the interview. The stuff about lula morale. I think i think people in in our sport are fascinated by lula morello and what he's like and the stories he tells are pretty hilarious. The thing that i think about this interview. I like is it. It really veered into different topics. Jeff some very serious and some very light soul. I think in this one. There's going to be something for everyone. The one that i was curious about with his work with the devils. And we saw this with the seventy sixers. He goes into it in some depth here. We've seen teams just for the sake of this podcast. Considering its hockey will focus on hockey. We've seen some teams start to come together on the ice but the organization around the team sort of isn't ready for success and the organization scrambles and it costs the team on the ice elliott. We've seen this countless times. We don't talk about it a lot but it does happen. And it happens with some frequency with the philadelphia. Seventy sixers. you know. This group had a depress team a team. That couldn't win but in that moment and around that time what they went about is sort of what they're going about in new jersey right now creating an environment around the team so when that team is ready to be great the organization around the team is great as well so there isn't any conflict or friction or they'll be nothing that the organization does that affect negatively. What happens on the ice. I agree with that entirely when you're in in his position. You know everything that happens reflects on you whether it's your fault or not It reflects on you because your the face. It's funny when. I say this a lot but know what you're signing up for. I tell it especially to young journalism. Students are are young reporters. Know what you signed up for. There are great rewards but there are also great risks and one of the things out. There is that when you go into this business. You put yourself out there publicly jeff. Every mistake you. And i make everyone sees it. Oh yeah scott. O'neil you get the great tidal you get all the perks and benefits that go with it but that also means that everything reflects on you and i think the best understand and it's clear like there's a point in the interview where he disagrees with one of my and he says to me you should get your facts straight and the the the reaction i take from that is this is a person who has incredible pride in the job that they do and the company that they work with and i think that's the way it should be. You should be willing to say. Hey i defend what we're thinking. And i defend our process and what. I think the best leaders do that. They admit mistakes whenever they happen. I loved his book. Talks about failure and how to handle it. I think being a leader is to things accepting mistakes and blame for them. But to having pride in where you work for and wanting to be the best. And i think in this interview it shows both of those sides of you agree or disagree.
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"But i'm mike well on his national best friend's day. Tony how should we celebrate. I'm tony kornheiser. i'm sorry. I got plans with pablo man. Oh blow placed me. All righty this since. How is pablo very funny gonna. Pti boys and girls in today's episode sons pizza nuggets. Aaron rodgers misses the start of minicamp in the katie. ends suddenly. look on beatable. But we begin today with the brooklyn nets simply destroying the milwaukee on roasting the nets were up by seventeen at the quarter twenty four at the half thirty. The third and by as much as forty nine points in the fourth will pick the box in this series. Exactly what to the bucks. Have to be optimistic about now going home. That's it that's all they got to look. I i told you yesterday. I thought in game one. The bucks majored in dumb by just firing jack up threes as if they were you know golden state or somebody. Isn't that what they do. If big strong tough guys allegedly and guys who could play defense and do any of that. Let's just go jack it up and they look like morons they did. They played that when they're not is a bright team with bread individual players in a bright coaching staff. And i don't know what the hell they were doing and they doubled down on that last night. Tony they seem overwhelmed. They seem not prepared. I get it. I don't get it because coming off with they've come off of the last two years where they got aced out and embarrassed then. This is a shock. I did not see this coming. I can see coming but not like this. Yeah so i mean. I know what lula morello would do these devils. He fired the change. Because it really. It can't be much worse. I mean they got beat soundly in one they got torched in two hardens. Not even out there. You know for brooklyn and you just say to yourself. Well what is going on here. Let's go to some individual players. Janta compo. I want to get the numbers right. He's a two time. Mvp he had eighteen thousand last night. What's that like. He's to pretend from the foul line so now we're talking about ben. Simmons land the second third best players. Chris middleton to holiday. They were lousy again in game. One they were thirteen to forty two. They shot better. this time. Brought middleton was minus. Thirty holiday was minus twenty seven. What are they doing. Blake griffin hasn't dunked in three years. And he's talking on screen. People both games tony i. This is when i heard several former recent former players in the longtime former players. Say you know what forget about practice. Go and sit down and talk this out figure out where you are and what the hell is gone wrong and this coach who is not known for rallying people in the main right. Obviously his team's always prepared to enter a season. They're prepared in an overarching way. What is he going to do. Is he the guy to even rally them and so tony. Wow this is the shock of the playoffs so far them getting torched like they are over in the west. The phoenix suns topped the denver nuggets in game. One chris paul when six for six in the fourth quarter de'andre aiden played nikolai yokich to draw throughout the game. So who was the more important son last night. Tone paul or eytan. Yeah the temptation is to go with the obvious answer which is crispell because as you say in the fourth quarter. He was six for six. I believe either scored or assisted again. Let's get the numbers right on twenty of the sons thirty four points in the decisive fourth quarter. But you're gonna pick crisp because he's your boys not my boy. I'm gonna pick eight because as you say. He held the guy that you voted for. Mvp yes. He held him down and let me give a little bit of credit here to the coaching staff of the phoenix suns. Because they saw with yokich to backup centers in portland in that series and so every time yokich was out there every minute every second eight and was out there with when yokich sat down eight and sat down when yokich went back in eight and went back in and not only did he need twenty three shots to get his twenty two points. He didn't go to long. All which means that eight and guarded him honestly. Now seldom young played great. He did and i'm not gonna argue against any of that. I've just not but if you watched the post game which means you have to be some kind of lunatic up. Awake like me watching from the west coast three hours to him. You hear the andrea eight and say as he did. Chris paul chris. Paul chris paul chris paul. 'cause i know the tutoring that goes on tony chris. Paul did this and put his arm around eight and sometime around the first day camp instead son and could be sunny so young. You're gonna listen to the omega. Listen to yoda. And chris. Paul tony eight and said that chris paul just being on the floor having the ball help calm him in the whole team down and it does and then that fourth tony phoenix was down. Nine right down. Nine and with chris paul just starting to light it up. The sons had sixteen zero run. I'm not saying they would lose the game without that run. I'm just saying yes the easy answer because the answer and it can always be the answer. Is chris paul everything eight does. He's improved on doing from his tutoring from chris. Paul period may just let me just put this in the biggest surprise eight. Yes holding yokich even yes Eager surprise big big not a surprise. No surprise right over an nfl tone. Aaron rodgers was a no show for the first day of packers. I guess it's a mandatory minicamp as opposed to optional minicamp. That's not unexpected either way. Br andrew brand sports illustrated tweeted quote. Packers will never admitted but they would be fine with aaron skipping minicamp and maybe some training camp close quote because that enables them to better jordan love who they drafted toner you with brand that. The packers are secretly.