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Bensalem Authorities Near Philadelphia Announce ‘Humanity-Based’ Program That Will Team 2 Social Workers Up With Police Officers
"Are launching a new program where Social workers will work hand in hand with officers. Hey, Whatever you suburban bureau Chief Jim Mel Burke reports. It's no coincidence. This program comes in the wake of high profile cases where people have died in confrontations with officers, Then that's one of the keys here and by no means is that in an excuse for anything that happens, But Bensalem, director of Public safety Fred Herron, says their goal is just the best outcome for everyone involved in you says too often. With these high profile cases of police use of force. The question is, why did police do what they did, which he says is appropriate. But he says the question that's ignored or that isn't asked. That should be is why we're police called, he says. Often you hear over and over again of mental health issues that were underdressed s O, he says. Why weren't people being helped Sir Ben Salem police. Bringing into social worker's calling them co responders, though either respond to 911 calls on their own, depending on the case with police or after police have calmed down the scene that's KOW
Hip-hop's history with mental health in Black communities
"TV. Here's a conversation you might remember. I think it's important for us to have conversations about, you know, open conversations about mental health, especially with me. Being black because we never had therapists in the black community. We never approached like taking medication with Kanye West on the show, Jimmy Kimmel live. He's talking about how mental health and simply talking about it. Has a stigma in black communities and their numbers to back that up. In one study out of the United States, 63% of black respondents said that talking about mental health was a sign of weakness and You could see the stigma reflected in hip hop and rap. Mark Anthony Neal is the James B. Duke professor of African and African American studies at Duke University. He's also the co editor of That's the Joint the Hip hop Studies. Reader. So before we get going heads up with this conversation includes topics of depression and suicide, which may be triggering to some professor Neill joined me to talk more about hip hop's long history with the topic of mental health and mental illness. Fester. Neil, Thanks so much for making the time today. Thanks for having me It's a pleasure, So I have a whole lot to get with you today. But just let's start very broadly. How would you describe hip hop's overall track record when it comes to mental health and mental illness? You know, I think hip hop reflects where the conversations about mental health are with black communities More broadly, and particularly with black men s 01 of the real breakthrough was in recent years was, you know Jay Z's 444 You know his own kind of bourgeois way. It was a recording that talked about the significance of actually sitting down and talking with a therapist, right toe work through all kinds of notions of trauma. And you know for someone like Jay Z. You know, part of it's because now he's older, right, but it's also a break with the way that black men have often dealt with mental health. You know where we just man up, right? And and instead of, you know, seeking therapy, you know, clinical psychologist, you know, you find all these different moments reflected in hip hop of black men basically inviting. You know marijuana weed Percocet? Of course, there has become kind of the painkiller of choice in recent years, And this is all you know, young black men responding to a mental health crisis that they're having in their daily lives, right? And if I'm reading it correctly, What you're saying is that you know what we see in hip hop. Is ultimately reflective of the larger historical stigma. Mental health has in some black communities, and there's no question right and it is not just mental health, right? I mean, we're having the same conversations with in black communities and definitely within hip hop. About just things like going to the doctor on a regular basis, Right? Regular kind of preventative health care are the kinds of things that you know if you feel pain, you just, you know, Hustle passed, right. You just grind past it because it takes up time, right? And time is money and all these kinds of you know things that we here in Montrose and circulate within, You know, black masculinity. In hip hop culture, right, so mental health becomes, you know on their team Continuing well, part of what we're doing here today is looking back at some of the pivotal rack records that have explored mental health. So take a listen to this me cause I'm close to Doug Etch. I'm try again not to lose my head. So that's a bit of the message from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious five relation 82 Mel Mel, who's rapping in the Verses. Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge. I mean, incredibly legendary, You know, line in hip hop. I have to admit I had never thought about it in the grander context of mental health before. Right, because it's rage, right? You know, how do I control the rage of my experience in the hood and all the things that are going on right that you know that are both continuous and cyclical. And and we can't seem to get out of this cycle if you will, And so the only thing to express their some sort of sense of rage and again. We typically don't think about that in the continuum of mental health or emotional health, right? But the point is, how do you manage what's going on in your life so that you don't You know, I have this moment We have another clip taken. Listen to them, But I go in. Not without a fight. See, Every time I close, I start sweating and blood starts coming out my nose. It's somebody watching the back, but I don't know who it is. So I'm watching my back to get her boys with mind playing tricks on me. Classic rap record back in 1991. Hear paranoia. You hear anxiety, You know? What is it about The ghetto boys take a mental health care that sticks out to you. You know what's important about a song like that, you know, unlike the Grandmaster Flash, and here is a part of example that you played You know what we see this kind of outward expression of what's happening emotionally and mentally. This is one of the first songs I think really dealt with the interiority of mental health crisis, right? It's the stuff that might be there what it's probably not. But it's so internalized that I can't see my way out of it on by think that particularly resonated for many young black men listening to hip hop in that period of time. You know, because of this kind of stoicism. That's that was expected right that you have to keep everything inside. But you can't let people know how you feel right. And what's going on What pain you're going through, You know, So you internalize so much of this, and I think that song does a great job of capturing what's going on in the mind literally of these men in the soul. But let's talk a little bit about treatment. You know, there have been Rap artists who have argued that they don't need professional therapy because the form itself because the music itself is inherently therapeutic. Listen, I'm not here to deny anyone's truth, I'm not here to get in the way of anyone's treatment path. What were. What do you make of that? I understand this on on several levels, right? There has long been a concern, but then black communities about what we see as Western forms of therapy, you know their feet. It's not connected to the live realities of what it means to be black in America, or even you know, black and African In the world. Um so I understand why you have been expressions of suspicion around clinical psychology right in that context, But I think you know I fall down on expertise right folks who were trained Clinically to address whether it be paranoid schizophrenia or or depression or or the whole range of emotionality is that they're contribute to what we think of as as as mental health. On guy think there's no replacing that expertise and where, at a point in time now, you know to the earlier point, you know that their candidate need made about there, not being folks in the community. Well, we know that there are in fact, you know African American therapists, right? In fact, they're thriving in this period of time, largely because you know, because of folks like saying Jay Z and another, you know, producing black woman writers and artists. Who have talked about the significance of finding a therapist, you know in their life, and so I think it has to be more of a both in right, definitely finding a community find folks that you can work the would talk through. You know who can be that first line of intervention? You know if you are suffering through, you know, anxiety or other forms of the mental health crisis, But But there is an expertise there that that folks need to pursue and again. Jay Z was so critical in this moment because, you know, he basically said, I went to see a therapist, right? If I'm going to be the Ogi of hip hop right, then it's OK. Can you elaborate on how a skepticism of psychotherapy could be related to anti black racism in our society? I mean, it's just that right the fact that we have the largest society that has never understood You know the black frame if you will. The Black is first in this country and I have tried to apply normative structures that come outside of the everyday experience of black folks, too. You know how black folks are working through their their mental health? You know, there's also the larger question of the way that that mental health care is connected to generally health care in America and general suspicion right of the medical profession. When it comes to issues of race. We could just think you know the Tuskegee experiments right? And it just think about those men for a second, right to on the one hand are subjected. You know to physical problems because of the experiments, but at the same time, Ah work into all kinds of levels of schizophrenia and depression, you know, based on the physical sense that they're also is not being addressed. You know, in the context of that movement, if you're just tuning in
Fresh update on "mel" discussed on Q
"I'm close to Doug Etch. I'm try again not to lose my head. So that's a bit of the message from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious five relation 82 Mel Mel, who's rapping in the Verses. Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge. I mean, incredibly legendary, You know, line in hip hop. I have to admit I had never thought about it in the grander context of mental health before. Right, because it's rage, right? You know, how do I control the rage of my experience in the hood and all the things that are going on right that you know that are both continuous and cyclical. And and we can't seem to get out of this cycle if you will, And so the only thing to express their some sort of sense of rage and again. We typically don't think about that in the continuum of mental health or emotional health, right? But the point is, how do you manage what's going on in your life so that you don't You know, I have this moment We have another.
Small businesses in Washington, DC's Prince George’s Co. have new option for pandemic relief
"Businesses and Prince George's County have a new way to get coronavirus relief grants thanks to a new program that just started today. This is about creating opportunity to keep the doors open for many of our smallest cos. Prince George's County Council member Mel Franklin says. It's a program that offers grants of 12 $3000 to businesses that have at most 10 employees in less than $250,000 in annual revenue. It's being put together by the PFC Black Chamber and advocacy group focused on black owned businesses in the county. The fund is starting off with at least $20,000 available. The demand for this fund is going too far outstripped the available funding. That's why Organizers are hoping for donations so they they can can keep keep the the program program going going for for awhile. awhile.
Fatman: the Mel Gibson Santa action comedy
"I have to tell you something about the serial comic concept made cinema fat man which you could see on Fandango now Voodoo or Amazon Prime. This stars Mel Gibson as a gritty, tough guy named Kris Kringle. Guess who he's. In fact, Santa Claus. And in this movie, he has to team up with the U. S military when a disgruntled kid hires an assassin to kill this Not so jolly Santa Mel because the kid received the lump of coal in his stocking. I'm not kidding. I mean, I guess this kid thinks hey may see you when you're sleeping, but he may not see you. You're aiming at him with a high powered rifle like Oh, my God. So is this. This is a dark film or what is it? It's darkly comic on Lee. Not in a good way like bad Santa in a way, like why they make this had it been funnier or scarier or more heartfelt, But I was like, Wow, okay. Man that is wild that's called fat Man. A fat man. And, you know, no reference to Kevin Smith from a few years back before he went on that diet.
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona dies at 60
"Are expected to pay their respects in buenos aires. Thursday as maradonas coffin lies in state at the casa rosada or pink house presidential palace. In naples where. Madonna led napoli to italian league championships in nineteen eighty-seven and nineteen ninety. Thousands of people congregated in streets and in front of the studio sao paulo to sing swap stories and mourn. He was the first power figure that united the world of football says kantor everyone regardless of their nationality wanted to see him play because of his magic. He made argentina famous around the world. He made napoli famous around the world. It's very hard for any reader to understand what he meant for. Napoli the very poor southern city in italy that no one paid attention to and suddenly this kid put napoli on the map playing soccer and rebelled against the industrial north and beat the powerhouses of milan and event events. An inter. who were the more important and powerful teams not only in italy but in the and europe especially maradona hailed from a shantytown on the outskirts of buenos aires and made his professional debut with the club. Argentinos juniors when he was fifteen. I was in the stadium for his first game. Says in reggae mail. A florida psychologist. Who grew up in buenos aires. Now that's become a myth. A million people now say they were there. But i really was. I promise mel talked to his niece in buenos aires on wednesday she said the streets were eerily silent like a cemetery during the day of madonna's death but nineteen eighty six argentina england world cup quarter-final the game in which maradona certified his legend carried particular significance for argentina following the nineteen eighty two falklands war england prevailed in the military conflict with argentina over sovereignty of the archipelago. Some three hundred miles off of argentina's southern coast maradona scoring the first goal with the hand of god and the second goal being the greatest golden history. It gave the argentinians some type or redemption against the english says kantor on the world cup stage and donna could not replicate the nineteen eighty six title while he was still brilliant at the nineteen ninety world cup. Argentina lost to west germany in the final in nineteen ninety four in the united states. He was kicked out of the tournament for testing positive. For ephedrine better donnas demons were well-documented. He struggled with drug addiction. Voracious appetites before wednesday. He dodged several near death experiences. Diego had died so many times before. Kantor it's incredible that he lived this long despite his imperfections. Maradona will be mourned. The world over champions league games had moments of silence. One coach recommended that madonna's number ten be retired throughout world soccer. The vatican announced that pope francis was keeping madonna in his prayers. Undoubtedly for me. He is the greatest player of all time says cantor. He played in an era much different than today. It was more physical game. He was butchered in every single game that he played and he excelled. He had the ball glued to his left foot. His center of gravity was so low. He was just a magician with the ball. An artist poetry in motion.
Philadelphia - Pennsylvania health secretary: We could have a COVID-19 vaccine by next month
"The Commonwealth say it's great news that a covert 19 vaccine is around the corner. But that doesn't mean people don't have to wear their masks or stay at least 6 FT. Apart for the foreseeable future, here's Kevin Abuse of Bourbon Bureau chief Jim Mel work, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr Rachel Levine says. If everything goes as planned, the first vaccine from Fizer could roll out in a month, the second from modern it could be by the end of the year or early next year. But she says they're initially will be limited supplies for the plant in Pennsylvania. The vaccine will be distributed in three phases, the first healthcare personnel, PMS, first responders, critical workers, maintaining core functions and essential workers. People 65 older and residents in congregate care setting. These two will expand the vulnerable populations and those with health conditions that put them at high risk than the third phase will include everyone else living, says the federal government's only earmarked $340 million for the states to distribute the vaccines. $240 billion for all of the states is not enough to be able to accomplish this prodigious task. And so we are calling upon the federal government and the CDC to provide more funding. Libyan says It's impossible to predict when they'll get each phase and when they'll be able to lift restrictions, But she expects mask where And physical distancing the last well into next year at the suburban bureau Jim Millward Millward KOW KOW NewsRadio NewsRadio One One of of those those
Philadelphia - Pennsylvania Continuing To Distribute More Than 3 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests Allocated By Federal Government
"As Pennsylvania health officials update their effort. To battle covert. 19, an epidemiologist from Harvard, says federal and state governments are not taking what he calls simple steps to significantly slow the spread of the virus. Hey, why W suburban Bureau chief Jim Mel were reports Pennsylvania's director of testing in contact tracing, Michael Huff says is the number of positive cases climbs so quickly. State health officials are falling behind in contact, tracing and have to prioritize to ensure those who are most vulnerable or could lead to greater community spread or outbreaks receive a case investigation. First Harvard epidemiologist Michael Minnis says contact tracing is not designed for a virus like this, which is often spread by people without symptoms. He's been calling for months for the federal government or states to adopt cheap dollars a day paper strip test that could be used daily. He says. These trips are available now, but health officials keep using the same playbook. I think that they people are just following disappointing and not knowing what to do, and we really need to change that. We need to get our leadership to understand the power that they're in tow. Understand that they can take the bold step to move forward Ministers if backed by government and sent out now the paper strips could reduce the spread enough. He believes. Christmas could be almost
FDA approves at-home rapid coronavirus test for emergency use
"And there's a new development in testing. The FDA is issued the first emergency use authorization for an at home rapid test. It's made by Lou Correa, Health and California uses a self administered nasal swab, and it can deliver results in just 30 minutes. Well, Pennsylvania health officials say they don't want anyone traveling in or out of the state for the holidays because Cove in 19 numbers are climbing, so they are issuing some new rules as we hear from K Y W. Suburban bureau chief Jim Mel work under a new order. Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr Rachel Levine says anyone who visits Pennsylvania from another state needs a negative test within 72 hours of visiting. If not, they'll have to quarantine for 14 days or until they get a test. Libyan says they're also strengthening the existing order requiring masks or face coverings. Add anyone indoors. For example of school gym officer Public Transit must wear a mask, even if they're 6 ft. Apart and the supplies if you have people in your home who are not part of your household, Bean says the testing from out of state does not apply to people who commute to or from a neighboring state. No changes to Pennsylvania's dining limit that remains a 25 or 50%, depending on the self certification. Levine says enforcement will generally be up to businesses. And even though there's a vocal contingent who's made it clear they will not follow rules like face coverings, Levine says she expects people will come together or businesses in their community will pay the price. If they do not wear masters. They do not social distance than those communities are going to see even more spread of covert 19 at the
Scale Your Data Science Teams With Machine Learning Operations Principles
"With the concept of machine learning and being able to use things like deep learning but there's also the term operational mel that has been floating around lately. And that's one of the things that you're focusing on with your company at tectonic and with your prior work on michelangelo at uber wondering if you can just start by describing what is encompassed by that term when somebody says operational emel having operational we think of it as you know. Machine learning built into production or customer facing application and refers to not just the machine learning algorithm but really the about treating the l. system is a complete operational data application and so a common distinction that can be helpful as this notion of analytic machine learning where a lot of use cases where mo exist in. The enterprise today is really for kind of internal consumption so you might have your analytical data sets in your warehouse and building machinery models that are used to power internal analyses deliver insights or even like internal off forecasts or something like that and really focused on powering kind of human decision making human actions. And that's really like analytical machine learning that we think of as quite different from operational machine learning that is really driving production automated decisions in action in your product. You know an example of this like fraud detection system real time pricing algorithm personalization system. You know product recommendations add bidding stuff like that and these operational machine. Learning systems tend to be battle-tested and fully production is the power use case that need decisions now not in a report next week kind of thing and tend to be really high stakes and affect the bottom line so there's syria software engineering projects that need a different level of care and production ization than like a standard mel project. You might work on kind of in the lab bird to do some one off analysis within a company. There's a fairly robust set of tooling available for traditional application delivery for somebody who wants to put a web app into production or be able to automate deployment of cloud resources. I'm wondering what the complications are. And the additional difficulties are for people who want to be able to bring these intensive applications and real time machine learning workloads into production and some of the complexities and challenges that exist on that path. There's a lot of differences but ultimately we should be using those tools right and the tricky thing is that people just aren't because these applications are not just code our writing. But they're artifacts from some data that we have so that's what model right it's artifact from running some code. On on some data but also live data pipelines the power these models and they need to be monitored in a different way when the production and so the kind of artifacts that were deploying to production are slightly different than standard software engineering projects. But secondly there's a a totally different like set of people who are involved. In different skill sets involved in building and deploying these projects we have sometimes analysts but very frequently data scientists who come from a very broad range of skill sets. Who are coming up with these models coming up at the features that power these models and the production ization process for these models but also the feature pipelines are. These models are like different the feature pipelines aspect of something that is worth calling out and i had another conversation with somebody on my other podcasts talking about some the concepts of feature engineering and feature stores and wondering if you could discuss a bit more about the level of importance of that capability for operationalizing machine learning and some of the ways that the definition of features impact the capability of the model particularly once it gets to production but for the teams who are trying to iterative on an experiment on building a model that is going to be useful for their particular goals to kind of recap features what are features. They are the signals in power. Your machine learning that are inputs to your machine learning models right so if i'm making Five a recommend our system you know an important feature might be has. This user purchased an item from this vertical before or something like that and so these signals are really like the critical pieces of input that power our machine learning models but also affect these machinery models. Performance and so feature engineering is the process of coming up with these signals. And then there's this element of putting these signals into production which is a completely separate challenge and so the concept of a feature store has risen and it kind of came from stuff that we developed at when we built the michelangelo platform. We came up with the notion of a feature store which is really kind of like a central hub for the definitions transformations and the data. That power these feature pipelines and all of the infrastructure to serve as features in production so that has become
Navajo COVID Surge, Native Veterans Honored, and Biden Win Heralded
"The national native news antonio gonzales the navajo department of health is warning residents of uncontrollable spread of covid nineteen and thirty four communities on the reservation navajo leaders and health professionals are urging residents to take precautions and stay home. The tribe has been hit hard by covid nineteen and saw the first wave peak in the spring strict measures including mandatory mask. Orders curfews and lockdowns are credited to numbers dropping in the summer and fall but his cases start to rise navajo leaders and health officials. Say they're prepared to take extreme action to help prevent the surge from surpassing the first one. Dr jill jim director of the navajo department of health during a virtual town hall this week says many of the cases have been linked to large gatherings and travel off the reservation as we were in many those were at our highest peak in may and at that time. Any what we. Experience is a complete shutdown for a number of much the tribes shutdown government offices and things like that but living in with kobe. Nineteen has teens and perception of how we need to respond has detained. But i'm bill what we experience in on. You never know we might have to do. Extreme mitigation listeners. On to ensure that we stop the spread of covid nineteen so and that will impact our healthcare system as of wednesday the total number of positive covid nineteen cases on the navajo nation. Where twelve thousand. Eight hundred and eighteen native veterans. Were honored wednesday. Virtual events were streamed online including a program to mark the completion of the national native american veterans memorial in washington dc mel sheldon councilman of the tulalip tribes. Who served in vietnam kicked off. The event recognizing veterans for their service. When i got back from vietnam. I was very proud to be a veteran. I was a helicopter pilot at nineteen. We flew in near cambodia and into cambodia and we should as best as we could coming home talking to other veterans knowing that we had done our job. It was a proud tradition for a lot of veterans coming. Home was not always easy and it was. The powwows are tribal communities. Put their arms around us to make us feel proud. Tampa's become hold again as those it were in combat. They were changed in a way that we could help them. He'll help them recover. The memorial is on the grounds of the national museum of the american indian it open to the public on wednesday and recognizes native veterans on a national level. Joe biden is making plans to take over. The federal government is president in preparing for his cabinet. Even as president trump fights the election and has not conceded. The biden harris transition team was announced this week and includes native americans. Kevin washburn chickasaw janey. Hip chickasaw in chris. James eastern band of cherokee washburn law professor and dean and is a former federal official hips leader in native american agriculture and has worked in washington. Dc james has held positions in the federal government and leads a national native economic development organization biden harris transition teams will review agencies to help with the smooth transfer of power tribal leaders and directors of national native organizations across the country recognizing the biden harris projected win and are prepared to move forward with the next administration this week. The alaska federation of natives released a statement of congratulations and said the af looks forward to working with the teams and seeing the new administration's initiatives next year. The national congress of american indians in a statement. Saturday said it looks forward to working with the team to ensure indian country priorities are addressed. I antonio's gonzales.
Hong Chau & Nico Santos: Superheroes And Superstores
"And as roma's joining us right. Now we have jordan. Clever and jedi hegel o. How are you guys doing doing. Great as well as you can be right now. Who are who. Who are you quarantining with jenny. I'm quarantining with my partner. Liz and my son who is six. My list has a very grown up lady job so she goes into one room all day and does zoom calls where she says things like she says. Business phrases like Well we'll have to see if the juice is worth the squeeze. And that's not what i'm solving for. And wow what was happening. She i mean she says things that i've just never a side of her. I've never seen before having that thing. We were like who. Who are you is that. It's like really impressive though. Because it's like very like she's a very confident and she uses business lady terms and she uses them so like casually. Yes so it's kind of neat to see your partner do what they do because you hear about it. But it's kind of neat to watch your partner. Excel at what they do. Yeah jordan who are you. Who are you living with right now. I am with my wife right now. I like the journey is like it's nice to see your partner. Dana day out and see what they excel at and that is not the experience. My wife and i are having we are. We are watching each other disintegrated happening. It feels like talked to friends of mine. Who have been married like last week was the week like a lot of initial explosions. Took place of like yelling at people for like. You're closing the door too loudly. My wife thinks my voice is just too loud and not like an incident of being loud once but just generally j just too loud and we had. I don't think you fully mean that. But i think you also do because you've been in a room with me for the last month and a half but we're better cooking. I think that's the one thing we now know how to cook. You guys want to play a game. Yes i'm very excited about this game. Okay so first of all you are going to be competing in this game. So we're gonna go back and forth This is audio quiz. About famous movie quotes. We're gonna play the dialogue. That comes right before a very famous movie quote and you just have to jump in With the quote okay right okay. And if you don't know it just makes something up and it's possible you will still get credit all right jenny. This one's for you okay. I don't know if that's fair. I don't know is fair. I feel before we started this game. I felt like. I'd seen some movies but maybe ever seen one. No you've definitely seen this but maybe it was a long time ago. That's a classic chicago blues lick like they really laid out. I'm walking to walk you down a path here a little bit. Danny glover okay. Is this a lethal weapon situation. Oh yes this is like this characters. Well known line that he he says right after meeting milk. The yes pre problematic okay. So this is the thing he's gonna say to mel gibson. Yes gladys okay okay. Let's hear you got to get this. come on. are you the guy from braveheart. That is i mean pretty much pretty much. That
"Like it's truly amazing. How metal can can be so sahni and warm and even if a lot of people would say that. It's not mel shut up but anyways i okay. I discovered reggae but in really twisted form of reggae rep called metal rock and stuff and then i started to do some research and i discovered bob marley and all and of course i. I had my dreadlocks on. So i was so into that.
Fraternal Twins Murder Case: Echos of Cain & Able
"David melfi was a troubled young man who took an active role in the killing of his attorney brother and leaving him to die in his own. Blood michael melfi is twin was found in the basement of the family home in a pool of blood. David was charged and convicted first degree murder in march nineteen ninety five and the connection with the slaying of his brother. Michael david melfi found himself in an unusual role. He was both relatives of the victim. And the convicted killer. David malthus attorney neal's aibo told the genesee county jury. The david malfa horrible terrible judgment but he denied his client. David melfi killed his brother. Michael yet there was no evidence that david tried to help his brother. Michael who was stabbed forty five times. The jury heard the claim. The david malki was guilty of no more than being an accessory after the fact to a murder because he was not directly involved in the killing mel fees trial attorney cast doubt on an alleged accomplice in the brutal murder. His name was patrick again. Kenny who accepted a plea bargain and testified against mouthy at the jury trial in flint michigan. Can he plead to a second degree murder charge. He testified under oath that he and david melfi plan to kill michael melfi and other family members if necessary so they could take their family van and fleet of florida or texas kimmy told flint please detectors that michael malki was lured into the basement where he kenny tried to slid michael malfeasance throat but was unable to win. Michael began to fight back kenny. Then call david melfi to the basement to help him during the struggle. Patrick kennedy testified that the brother david melfi provided a knife and how down his twin brother as ken. Kenny stabbed him repeatedly. Forty five times in all it's a useful exercise to look back at the book of genesis chapter four and the new international version of the bible now able kept flocks and cain worked in the soil. And of course at time cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the lord enable also brought an offering fat portions from some of the first born of his. The lord looked with favor unable and is offering but kane but on cain and his offerings in not look with favor so cain was very angry and his face was downcast. Then the lord said to cain. Why are you angry. Why is your face. John kass do what is right. You will not be accepted but if you do do not do. it's right. Sin is crouching at your door. It desires to have you but you must rule over it. Now cain said to his brother abel. Let's go out to the field while they were there in the field kane attacked his brother abel and killed them then the lord said to cain. Where's your brother able. I don't know he replied. And my brother's keeper the lord said what have you done. Listen your brother's blood. Cries out to me from the ground. It is downright spooky that the story of david and michael melfi is nearly identical to the first recorded murder found in the bible like cain. David melfi was jealous of his twin brother who had animosity towards his parents also like kane confronted by his father. Adam about the killing of his brother kane told his dad adam that his brother abel laid on the ground with many wounds kane told his father he was not sure that he inflicted any of wounds especially fatal ones simple terms. Cain denied the obvious and he refused to accept responsibility for the death of his brother abel. This was not just to his father but to god who confronted him and punished him with isolation unfathomable to me donder. Stand that high school. Kids could demonstrate such talapity this new age case of cain and abel still shocks me today
Philadelphia Gears Up For Unprecedented Attention To Its Vote Count
"Is Pennsylvania looking? Let's check in with Steve Tower on that you know, In four years ago, there were more than four years ago, There were more than six million votes cast in PPA. And this year with everyone in the Commonwealth eligible for the first time to vote by mail, as he heard from our colleague Jim Mel word as well. All those 2.6 roughly million mallet and absentee ballots were requested. Statewide, so don't hold your breath. For a result. I'm looking right now and on Lee about 16% of mail ballots have been counted. At least half dozen county officials have said they are busy dealing with today's in person voting and will at least wait until tomorrow to start processing and counting all of them. The common wisdom, as we also heard from Jim is that Democrats would disproportionately But use the mail while Republicans would vote disproportionately in person, with about half the votes counted in Trump, leading by 14 points 56 to 42%, But still at this hour no numbers from Philly only about a third from Allegheny County and small or no percentages from the Philadelphia suburbs. Trump and Biden have visited Pennsylvania more than any other state during the 2020 campaign. With the president coming here. 13 Times and Joe Biden coming here. 16 times For a time. Philadelphia was going to be his national headquarters until covert struck, and then they moved everything down to Wilmington. Of course, Pennsylvania among the states that have extended the ballot deadline here in the Commonwealth, that three day extension, Trump claims its a mistake. It allows cheating Governor Wolf and other state officials say Trump is the one trying to cheat by blocking votes from people who want to mail in ballots. Because of concerns about the covert 19 pandemic, Andy, and by the
Carol Arthur, 'Blazing Saddles' actress and wife of Dom DeLuise, dead at 85
"Now shifting gears here to Ah Sad story. Carol, our author, actress from Blazing Saddles and Dracula dead and loving it and also the wife of late Dom DeLuise has passed away at the age of 85. And she was best known for her role in Blazing Saddles, which Mel Brooks directed, and she also starred in three other films done by Mel Brooks. Silent Movie Robin Hood, Men in Tights and Dracula, Dead and Loving
Embraers CEO on the Breakup With Boeing and Going It Alone
"In April of twenty, one, thousand, nine, hundred Embraer selected veteran automotive industry CEO Francisco Gomez NATO as its new leader, and if ever there was a baptism by fire, he has gone through it in two, thousand and twenty. First, the COVID nineteen crisis hit crippling air travel and decimating demand for new airplanes then Boeing. Pulled out a four point two billion dollar deal to acquire an eighty percent stake. Embraer's commercial operations after emperor had shut down its operations for forty days and torn the company apart for car route. So where does ember air go from here and how can it recover here to? Answer those questions as Mr Gomez. NATO in his first conversation with the trade media since taking the helm at. Embraer. Also, joining us from Frankfurt to ask questions with me is yen's photo aviation weeks executive editor for commercial aviation welcome. Francisco. Let's start with the obvious question. Why did the deal with Boeing collapse and what are you doing to put Embraer's commercial operations back together? First of all, he says measure to be here with you. Thanks for for the Vision for this guests. Well I mean. We need that. Boynton has wrongfully naked. Reasons for the whose possession be. As, you said before point two billion. Dollar purchase bronze. Of Visualization. Progressing up is fast all initial TV areas in the service there is our. bigly. Read the great in we. Him also updated our band recall Roy. Sweep one twenty five mile e Cudi Commissioning Gatien in thinking The covy nine. So how do you plan to return the company to profitability and and wh what initiatives are most promising? Okay so he s an old this year. We really with a big issue the I wa. Dropping no revenues of the back of the V ninety. So event, not Anita the nature of the point lead this machine was more challenging because. With this, wrong in revenues combine costs. And higher the more. Because all day costs League Office. So this year what we are. We are we demanded A. Crisis Committee, and defining fighting for your. help us open the. Office will be the communication blow so. I will. Soon. As fight for artists, one is to protect. The health people because of all, these Colby get along people working at Home Office, the one who brought pants. All measures we Brought back to their health. Sat, on the second yard. This project allegations. Falls or on. Our. Our expertise always, you reduce our investments on only boom, our the siebel payables. The everything we coons who protect. Our cash. Who Wins? The vast in four four son loans to help us with a Number, three. was. recaptured. Seniors. Said before I mean we we had to recover. These is we had because of the off process. process. BROISSIA's. We. Promoted a rightsizing the organization because of the. Back, but also because of the effects of the Kobe. Needed his response, your guys edition, only a reduced cost, the new dynamic for the Popham who prepared again Asian. Our other strategic planning, one, twenty, five, the four priority is tool and. Die Of. This To Have A. More efficient immoral Gile Open. I. Is was. Is Now who view the basis for our future road then. We Very. Very. Robust. Recalling. One twenty five. That's a note we want that will already enjoy. Eating very A. CENTURY OUR FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE From. Linked to on. Any. Were democracy to. We expect. Enjoy rules any Mel Revenue Spike essentially, our financial. For.
Philadelphia - Pennsylvania Supreme Court says ballots can’t be rejected based on signature comparisons
"Supreme Court has ruled mail in or absentee ballots cannot be thrown out, based on signature. Hey, Wa w. Suburban Bureau chief Jim Mel. Word tells us it was one of two key rulings handed down Friday. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Book forces. The flurry of late court rulings might be confusing the voters, but you don't actually have to track the litigation. It'll just cast your ballot By Tuesday, November, 3rd book barred asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take up the issue about signature. She'd initially instructed County's not to toss ballots based on signature. The Trump campaign asked the federal court to block her instruction, but that judge tossed the trumps. Republicans argue book bars rewriting existing law changing guidelines for challenging the validity of a ballot. Pennsylvania Attorney General Joshua Pierrot, also a Democrat, says it's the right decision because identities on mail in ballots are verified in the initial application, typically with the driver's licence, Also, Pennsylvania Commonwealth court upheld a Philadelphia judge's ruling that satellite voter services Cannot be forced to allow in poll watchers. The Trump campaign appealed that ruling trying to argue those officers are effectively polling places. But Commonwealth Court agreed with a lower court ruling that the officers only process and collect mail in ballots. There's no opening or counting at the suburban bureau,
Interview With Amy Toensing
"So. How are here so you? Holding up in the midst of all this madness. I, you know in the grand scheme of things. I feel very lucky but that doesn't mean that on a daily basis I'm not like pulling my hair and. Try to remember Hala game but definitely, it's been a little crazy I. don't know if you feel this I was thinking about this recently like it just it's weird that it's Gotten Kind. Of normalized on. So many levels with what's going on. It's like we've just adjusted. You know how you need. I think it also involves a certain degree of denial. Yeah. There's a lot of. Yeah. Because I think he caught up to me emotionally about two three weeks ago. I'm constantly busy with things. So and then one day, I couldn't be busy enough. Credibly fatigued. And there was nothing happening in terms of my health, my life to sort of explain it that I think he just like. It was just so much constant noise. Yeah. That I felt like I couldn't escape. It was just like Oh my God I just need to. decompress I spent a couple of days disconnected reading Brooke, taking long naps. Like I didn't realize how much I needed it until I needed it. It's just insane what's happening it's just it's so crazy the politics right now are just it's so upside down and then at the same time, there's this undercurrent of trying to. Just live logic just the logistics of it you know. With life staff and then your lake in the new the noise and what's happening to is just so the upheaval is insanity. So I'm with. But I haven't had that moment. Me We. Finally, we went camping on our land couple of weekends ago we bought land up Nevada on duck sweep made husband myself three-year-old. We all moved to Syracuse New York mayor for new job that I got as a tenure track professor at Syracuse University. So that's like a massive change but. With living in Syracuse it was like, okay. We're going to get at least get landed on exit. WE'RE GONNA move out stay he'd. Have some sort. It's to have rumors, but they going out and camping was the I. Guess that resonates with what you're talking about like just kind of shutting down a little bit was very helpful. The quiet that's for sure I find these conversations give me at least an hour respite. I can. I get to talk shop with interesting people and. Usually am left with. Not usually almost every time. Left with A feeling of positivity positivity in hope. So I hope that that's what listeners to take away from it when they when they listen to the show. Oh, yeah and I think just like a segue from the evening with the masters I think that that was an I'm making my way through the talks right now video. Again we three year olds I just I didn't make to a lot of them over the summer as the timing of it for the East Coast. It was bedtime every time it was happening. So you didn't go over very well with timing, but now it's amazing to listen to it so. It. It gave me an excuse to find out more about you because I knew of your work. But that was the first time. I've ever really had a chance a good chance to sort of take it in. And I really enjoyed your presentation thought it was wonderful but. Look even more look forward to having an hour with you today. So thank you again for for doing this. In in doing my research, I saw presentation that you did in which you and several other photographers were working with. Like Somali the offers African photographers sort of a project with the. National Geographic or. At. Least National Geographic distributed the video for it was it. Was it. National. Right I mean I've done a lot of camps. So was it in Kenya or was it in the United States with similar because we are to Somalia there was photographer called Chill Mel mayank yeah. Amazing photographer. You're sitting down with Catherine Simone. Krona. Yes. Oh. That's okay. I know what you're talking about now we did. So it was really cool. They came to. DC. Yeah. That's what you're talking about. There are south Sudanese
"mel" Discussed on NFL Live
"Your favorite prospect in this class? I one guy to watch. And it's always mentioned offensive. Lineman watch in the trenches MCI Becton. He just manhandles people. It's got that means great. Use the dancing bear six six and a quarter three hundred sixty four pounds hot talk about Justin Jefferson. The forty ran todd and I were sitting there. Wondering what the Heck's all when he runs a five hundred forty at that size pretty amazing. That can promotional todd from bobby do you see? Kyle Duggar from Lenore Ryan. Staying at his position or moving to linebacker. I see him. I really do seem safety. I think he's a strong safety type. You can move them in the box tech. You'll get used from clubs that number. Nineteen you watch him in inside the box. He's more of a will linebacker. Every time I talk to is going to be there but Dogar to me is fast. He's got the four four speed. I think he's going to be a free safety. Mel Witch Position Group isn't deep in this class and could cost teams to reach about richest positions. We thought Jared Vanderbilt made a top died. He wasn't productive any rats. Low forty time but the COMBI is Roy. Cole commit Notre Dame the way back from the injury rate against Georgia Good Athlete Baseball player Pitcher at Notre Dame as well coq met in the second round light Harrison Brian Clark Atlantic Atoms trautmann paper. There's a lot of mixed opinion on these tight ends. I'm like is in the second third round others things they're very overrated tight end. Got To pick the right guy at that spot all right switching gears. Colorado slow viscous. Chanel has been of the most dynamic wideouts in the PAC twelve and the last two seasons is seventy five percent catch rate second among PAC. Twelve wide receivers. He asked most yards after. Catch your with the question and I played Seaver University of Colorado and these questions today are for male and todd based on my personality will ever I e C me and last question is where do you see me into years? Oh the double barrel question. Todd you gonNA take this first. The best fit personnel. I think he's he's a good fit somewhere in that second round range right. What he does best is provide versatility. You can use them as a running back. You can put them in the slot. You can put 'em out why I like watching his game on tape and seeing him live. How physical is the ability to do a lot of different things and catch the ball and traffic and then create after the catch is what I like about him. Now he doesn't have great speeds and some teams are frustrated about the fact that he doesn't run a four four but I think Chenault is GonNa wind up being a day to pick who winds up in the League for a long time and his very very productive and I think we have a new question since we've been doing this in real time. There's that question for him brandon. Mel What can you tell us about that? Bread I think would make sense for the Green Bay packers in the late first round. They need a wide receiver. Desperately one of those receivers. Whether it's you maybe Chase Klay Pool. But it's not as consistent as I was catching the ball I from Arizona. State ran four five vertical over forty out of hecuba. Years got returned skills as well. Green Bay needs a weapon to help out. Devante atoms for Aaron Rodgers Brandon from Arizona State. Maybe could be that guy in the late first round all right. Melancholic reportedly had a core muscle surgery today. But should be ready. So we'll continue to watch that. Thank you fell GEICO. Gets you access to licensed agents twenty four seven which means that? Geico is always there for you. If only everyone was always there for you like your wife when you forget your keys at work. And you get my text. I am looking for the spare Hausky. Maybe I can get through. The window. Turns out the alarm works works fast. You should probably call me back. Always there for you with savings and twenty four seven access to licensed agents says. Hey Butler Las Vegas. What's more important when you evaluate a player? How talented they are. Good of raiders. Teammate they will be thank you all right Tom. Mcshea answer this young man's question what do you think about the raiders? Here the raiders need a wide receiver. Is Jerry Judy from Alabama available? Are we going back to old school? Al Davis going speed four to seven from Henry rugs the other Alabama wide receiver. I think it's going to be wide receiver or could be offensive. Lineman but I think they want speed with that first. Pick at twelve. I FAIR ENOUGH AUBURN DEFENSIVE. Tackle Derrick Brown one of the top defensive players in the draft. Not named chase young are four. Sec Defensive Lineman. Marcus fears with a question on Brown todd. Mail so fellas this the big Swag Gu. I got a question though. I WANNA know why. Derrick Brown hasn't been the focus of one of these conversations going into the draft. Is it because he's over three hundred hours or d? Tackle the dude is dominant. He's a beast. I watched him in the southeastern conference. All alone man talk about Derrick Brow. And how good are you going to be on the next level for me please? For the three hundred and Oval Base Fellas. Thanks we love you swagger of love tell me about Derrick. Brown averaged ten tackles for loss over the last three years. And they about sack totals. Who did he create for those other guys like Marlon Davidson and company hostels? He's got tremendous ability to be as todd mentioned. Xavier mckinney. Is that leader. What their ground is watching? Moving around combines kind of takes over at special presence love the game went back for senior year for the right reasons. Got Better technically. No reason. We're talking more about him. Because we always talk quarterbacks and there's a lot of those quarterbacks up there we're talking about then Okuda cornerback. Ohio State and Simmons Linebacker from Clemson. But he's right in there with Simmons as I said earlier in the show in terms of grade in this draft is right there to be a top five top seven pick overall. I mean he's so special then you watch him and I love our ESPN stats and Info Group. Would you look at him at the nose? Tackle position he had thirteen percent in terms of pressures from the nose tackle spot which was higher than anyone else in the country. Derrick Brown with Okuda as you mentioned and Isaiah Simmons. I love the quarterbacks for these defensive players really rule this draft I Marcus. I hope you're listening. Big Fella big finless. How about this Guy Field? Yates big Mac and all played football division three at Wesleyan right here in Connecticut and field as a question. What's up melon todd field? Yates you're coming to you from division three draft. Prep headquarters you know. I went to Wesleyan University and a lot of people that have Dovan on the twenty twenty class Nobel. Ben Barks the offensive Lineman who really has a chance to be probably the longtime NFL player but besides Bartsch is there any other small school prospects. Whether it's a D Two d three guy that maybe we aren't talking about enough who could be an instant impact player or least have a five plus year career looking forward to hear what you guys have to say all right small schools potential gem? Please feel like three blocks away. I can look I can hit it probably driver. Unfortunately it should be a nine iron but it's like a driver down there. I'M GONNA go with Charlie to pay and I'm sure Melvina tell me that I'm pronouncing it wrong. But the tight end coming out of Portland State Division One AA. We call it whatever you. WanNa call it but this guy it's two hundred and forty five pounds running in the four sevens and the ability to block. I really like him and I can't say his last name again. That's now you only have to you and I'm sure you left out my wofford terriers because there's too many and that's fine We'll get him next. How will this Drafi different in terms of strategy because of the unique situation we're in Mel? This may be the most important question of a mall. Does it allow. Gm's plans or does it change them in any way. All thirty two teams have the same challenges going to be interesting to see what trades the how trades are worked out. Obviously not having the pro- days as impact of the guys who are not at the combine the normally would be in that third fourth fifth round discussion. How did teams evaluate those died? Is the those guys actually come up before late April? Gm's that I've talked to are most concerned of what they're gonNA do draft weekend. They want all of their information in front of them. They want the screens. But they're worried about quote unquote the bandwidth that we've been talking about and I think it's GonNa be fascinating to watch. I think trades are going to be the most important part and what I'm told is they're going to do a lot of text messaging compared to what you usually would do with emails and phone calls by everybody. Will face to your home is important. That's why GEICO helps make it easy to save on Homeowner's insurance because home is more than just a place. 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"mel" Discussed on NFL Live
"In the NFL draft. Now just sixteen days away. Here's the first round draft order starting with the Bengals at one and anchored by this super bowl champion Kansas City chiefs at thirty two. And we're glad to have you for you've got now and taught and here. They are mel kiper junior and todd mcshay and we want to know your questions as well. We'll take them over the next hour. So use the Hashtag ask Mellon tied and we will hopefully read your question on the air and we will start off where else with the top of the draft with a question from Colby. Covington this via twitter. Why does the mainstream media hate the idea of Joe? Brough to the Bengals. They clearly have a better roster on offense then does Miami mail you first on Joe Bro. A fit with the BENGALS team coming off a two and fourteen season. I don't get it when the I have been saying this for months. I mean the Bengals have been the two super bowls Kenny Anderson boomer size and they had success with Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton and this notion that the bengals the number one. Best quarterback is utterly ridiculous. And it's not factual things haven't been the super bowl bucket them. They talking about the Bengals like they've been one of those perennial losers. That's not been the case or skill talent there for quarterback. There's an opportunity for Joe Borough to be with Penny Anderson boomer size and was with the bengals like I said. I don't understand why the noises there by inaccurate noise. Now I love I love it. I love the Kenny Anderson. I love the fact that you're you're jumping here with the history of it. They're gonNA take borough number one. If the only like five percent chance of anything happening at number one is going to be making a trade to move back with Miami. Miami's got three first. Round picks five picks in the first two rounds and six in the top seventy overall. I don't think that they're going to be able to make a move. I think since he's GonNa sit there number one and they're going to take jobs but the only thing that could happen is that Miami tries to make a play to get up to that number one spot but again. I think it's a ninety five percent chance at least since he's just going to sit there and do the right thing and take Joe Borough the best quarterback in this class and probably the second best overall player in this class. All right Fellas last move to the number two overall pick a question from David Robbins. I know there are no sure in any draft. A team in Washington short needs to find one chase. Young sure seems like one over to todd. Your thoughts I mean. If you throw the quarterbacks out the best player in the strap is I mean he's he is clearly the best talent sixteen and a half sacks led the FBI s last year six of those were stripped sacks. So he's getting the ball back to you. Offensively I think Washington holds tight at number two. Everyone's talking now about the potential that moving out what they're doing wendy is they're trying to get other teams to come up and give them a ridiculous deal because they know that. Detroit is going to take a deal at number three so Washington's trying to do is get four or five picks to move back and still maybe get chase but I think ultimately Mel. You'RE GONNA wind up seeing chase young as the second overall player in this year's draft. Yeah the process complicated it. The lack of the normal process and to With the injuries would they move up to get a quarterback who you haven't had that personal situation with with your doctor your medical staff and that kind of intention the detail you need to make that bold ru up and give up graphic. They haven't had that opportunity and the redskins were to. They might have considered how you've been cleaned through the process of not had those three low extremity injuries I think injury prevents the trade and prevents the Redskins from taking gus. They take the best player on the board at that point. Which is there are really so many unique circumstances to this draft in particular and Mel. Let's move now to a question from John Gallon water. Is it possible the lions would be a player for a quarterback at the number three spot? Johnny Whitney I think for what the question is. Who would they take? They were stuck at three. You've gotTA take a corner. They've gotta get some players who can cover. They traded Darius slay. They've made moves. This team is brought in a lot of guys free agency. I think Matt Patricia. Winning Football Games get guys who can cover the Stephon Gilmore this defense? That's what I think. Jeff Okuda cornerback from Ohio. State can be an opportunity down. Take it but if you're stuck to three you gotta make a no Kudos. Todd would be the guy to take all right todd question from Nick Brunson. Should the giants go with Isaiah? Stimulus or one of the offensive tackles listen. They need an offense tackle but they also need a linebacker and Isaiah Simmons to me is today's NFL linebacker yes. He has to improve in terms of take on skills and instincts versus the Ron. But this dude can play in the slot. He can cover. Do that like overhang that you really need in today's NFL. He can play in inside the box he can played free. Safety watched that Ohio state tape. The 35-yards covers to go up and get the ball. I think-i special. He's going to continue to get better and Simmons to me with Okuda and Derrick Brown the defensive tackle from Auburn or the three best players really overall in this entire draft. That are not quarterbacks. All right the dolphins guys currently have three first round draft picks. That's the most of any team in this year's draft in two thousand twenty and in their most recent drafts. Both of you have the dolphins focusing on the offensive side of the ball. Starting with drafting Alabama quarterback to tongue of ISLA with the fifth overall. Pick HERE IS A. Two Fan on the dolphins as a potential destination Mellon taught. It's Allston winstead down here in Mobile Alabama. Big Fan of the program. Had a question for you. You think the dolphins are gonNA stick with two or you think somebody else is going to trade up and get him. I know everybody's concerned about his health and him staying healthy but we all know he can throw. Touchdown passes as always roll. Roll Tide Mail. You can take this one to obviously if he's there and he probably right now when you look at the injury situation will be if he is do they take 'em you hear rumblings about Justin herber title be screaming about that but it's out there and the rumor mill. We don't know what they're going to do in terms that but if I'm the I'm takin sue us. He's there because of the injury had not been for the injury. Miami would have had a trade up and give up. Some of those draft picks. Check him because of the injury is there. I had to arrange beheaded her when you talk to I talk to. I would think to not screaming on. Berry calm but I need to know who you're talking to. I have no idea who in the world would be talking to unless it's purely medical that we're not going to be the second ignored united. Imagine okay but I can. I can't ignore Justin Herbert's tape. I would much rather take Jordan. Love the Utah State quarterback because he has the potential. If I have a quarterback coach a head coach and the opportunity to develop someone. He's going to be a better quarterback than Justin. Herbert and five years. So I would rather take love than Herbert but it wouldn't unless it was completely medical where my staff came to me and said he's off the board then it blows my mind that you're even talking about it but I still love you. I have nothing else to offer. Wendy a justin. Herbert has nailed the process. He was a better quarterback on the field in mobile than Jordan. Love was he was. Mvp The game game love played in great combine. Great Pro Day. He had a good season. He's not perfect but neither is loves. A odds. Love does not perfect as well. I ain't guys talking about doing now. Because of the medical not because of the quarterback he is fragile. He's had injuries now. We're talking about the NFL. That's the reason why Justin Bieber who has been cleaned through the process as great physical athletic ability super intelligent at goodyear really good year in great process when he's talking about what happened after the season after he got out of Oregon and went to the senior bowl then the combine the pro day. I don't know how you can't. The Justin Harper is going to go very high draft. I've been I have questions about Herbert but the League or people that Love Justin her. I can't believe you don't understand. That frees mel breeze breeze. Got Me going all ready all right. Todd you were agreeing to disagree. We stop in here. I'm good to disagree I eight. I like fell tours. Ridiculous you can't say herber to now okay. Now now you're done all right. Let's we're just getting more and more questions on twitter via Hashtag. Ask Smell and todd can't promise you they'll agree. But they will is next on our sportscenter special with the bucks then veiling their New Jersey's today see what our guys think. Tampa Bay needs to do with their first round to make them the favorites in the NFC later just. Jefferson joins a show playing LSU and how he's been tearing for the NFL draft..
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"So we've got Kyle Murray Mel going number one to Arizona. The next question is Dwayne Haskins. We're hearing all sorts of stuff, right? His stock is falling. He's not going to be at draft night. He'll be at a bowling alley with hundreds of friends. What do you think of Haskins where do you think he falls? Here's the latest and greatest on this. They Gettleman has basically told everybody I'm not taking a quarterback at six. Right. I mean, but just by how he has said it exactly that way. But he's telling you that set it up for that. Now is that a smokescreen because everybody had said months ago, if the giants want Dwayne Haskins they better trade up with the jets at three that's all the jets and giants ever make trades. So now, they may have him fall to them that they've done everything but say, we're not taking them. So, but is that true is Gettleman being you know, trying to play a game here. We'll see that's going to be fascinating. If he doesn't. Take Haskins where does Haskins go. Well, you would have to think the Redskins at fifteen or they're going to wait for Haskins a fall on their lap or trait up ahead of Denver get to where buffalo is at nine or Detroit is at eight and take him there or just wait it out. And then does Denver Cincinnati at eleven Miami thirteen to those teams look at Haskins or do they like lock a little better? I know we've heard that some teams like lock better than Haskins. Right. Okay. Maybe the giants like Jones better than Haskins, and they're gonna take Daniel Jones from Duke at seventeen or maybe even trade up from seventeen to make sure that they get ahead a Washington to take Daniel Jones. So I think it's got these quarterbacks are so interesting because everybody's all over the place. You talked to a team they love asking. And they don't like them they like somebody. So in these themes, you talked to don't even want a quarterback they had their neck. It really is an unknown. And it makes it very interesting. I hope that we wait until draft night before Arizona makes any move which is. Rosen because as soon as they trade Rosen. It's automatic Murray's the number one pick the suspense is gone. If they waited out, then you still don't know keep in mind, John Dorsey, new two months before the draft. He was taking Baker Mayfield an hour before the draft. Some people had no idea even the scouts were untold. So John kept that quiet. He knew but nobody else knew right? What's Arizona doing it? They going to keep it quiet, and then work that trade out then or what's going to happen there with Arizona. We're only five days still the draft. And as right now nothing has happened. No one last guy want to take a look at it. The quarterback position is Daniel Jones yesterday. There was a report that there's one team in the NFL that has Jones as the number one quarterback on their board. You see he could go as high as six and some mock drafts he can go late in the first round. What do you think he goes male talked to somebody that I respect that it had one in the league as a Super Bowl ring and is no longer in the league? But knows this keeps in touch with. Everybody said don't be shocked if the giants take Jones at six while because they. If you feel he's a franchise quarterback. And he is as you say a number one quarterback in this draft. Why are you waiting? Yup. Why? Are you waiting to? Maybe you lose him at seventeen. Right. So I was told don't this sleep on that that the giants. Everybody's talking defensive player Christian Wilkins at Oliver through defensive tackles. Maybe that it is a little a curve ball thrown Jones goes at six. So if he doesn't go six then at seventeen the giants wait or do they aggressively move up to get Daniel Jones if they are the team that feels he's the best quarterback in the dress? And we don't know that that's been a speculation out there that Jones is their guy, Chris Merrill left. The owners meeting to go to the pro day of Daniel Jones, you know, about the ally. Manning Peyton Manning connection with David and obviously David Cutler coach developed Daniel Jones. So I think everything fits that. Jones. Maybe is linked to the giants for a reason..
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"But right now, it is your chance to ask Mel whatever draft question. You want? Ask mail on. I thought it was a spectacular decision on a lot of level. Do you would ask Mela question? Well, that's what she said. All now, I can't believe him talking to melt freaking now ask any trapped question you want now call Dr Dorian bell now. Eight eight eight say ESPN now ask Mel JT in Pennsylvania, fire it up. Your first what you got. Well, another less than impressive beginning Melman. Great start. Let's see. Let's go to Mike in New York. Mike help us out. Save JT. Good morning now. Orange fan. Can you tell me where Eric Dungy is going to go and the draft kind of overlooked? I oh good college quarterback not the combine you think about Eric Dungy as an NFL prospect. He'll get into a camp, probably tough gritty competitor. But undrafted free agent. Gary in Florida, you're up. Good morning gentleman. Mel freak of I noticed it made fun of Orioles. Sweet outta they have a better record in the Yankees. Wore the Red Sox chasers. My dolphins move up her Detroit sober for business that it's not a dolphins possible selections in the first two rouse. Thanks, guys. Well, everybody seems to think they're going to wait until next year. Worry about the quarterback or the you're after maybe a defensive lineman. Whether pe- Sean Gerry, Michigan, a Brian burns. Florida state then come back when you think about the second round they'd be a defensive back. I said the safety position. We're gonna talk about next week is very deep Juan Thornhill Virginia and Darnall savage junior, Maryland or two guys that are fast rising up board. Yankees Red Sox. Astros. I'm just looking through the NATs cubs. Cardinals Rockies all teams the Orioles have a better record that. How could I trash the Heff game out of first place? Right. Can't do it. Andy's in Indy. Eddie what you got for from. Good morning question. Is there one player that you see kind of drop it in the draft that he was there. The colts jump all over. Yeah. How about Mark lease Brown wide receiver the home Hollywood Brown? We love him. It's just the injury. The foot injury. Is the reason why when I talked to some teams they said, well, you know, maybe Trump's a little bit wasn't even said second round by putting first pick in the second thing. Hey, wouldn't it be great to have Tyler throwing the Markey's Brown? Get that back again. Maybe arizona. I would have been my favorite team. Oh, yeah. You would definitely have the cardinals all the time. But I I think. think at that pick twenty six if he's there because of the injury, and I think he could be he's a top ten top fifteen pick. If he's one hundred percent, I think marquees Hollywood Brown. How about that? Love it. Ask Mel Dorian male ESPN radio ESPN app. Dave and South Dakota. What you got from? Good morning with the patriots dearth of picks this year. We're what line are you going down? They trade for rules. Are they drafting Brady's eventual successor thing. Well, you think about the the the second day. I mean if four seventh round picks have three third round picks a couple too. So they they have those selections, and they three they're going to be very active in round seven. I they're always a team that could be moving. I just wonder if Daniel Jones is there would they take all everything points to them taking a quarterback and they've taken Garoppolo in the second. They'd remember. They took drafted Jacoby perset and others. So I think you look at Jarrett stidham Auburn Tyree Jackson buffalo Clayton Thorson northwestern. Ryan Finley NC state. They would be guys. I think we'll be there at second third fourth round area that maybe New England if they don't get Jones could have an interest in to Mississippi and Paul Paul which you got from. Hey, guys doing this morning. Should right? Thank you. I'm a Bengal. Fan and my questions stolen already. But I guess I really like what the dolphins are doing preparing for twenty twenty. But who and late round of of this track could be something to help them for their future plant. Well, I think you look at again, you look at different positions..
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"But it'll be as good as the guys that came out this past year, they're not going to have nearly as high grade and the teams that did get those guys got feel awfully good Dari that they have their quarterback. And now they can build around that guy. Mel you got twenty seconds your initial reaction when you heard about NFL owners allegedly reaching out to Adam silver to be the Commissioner. I was surprised. Because I think Roger Goodell's their Commissioner he's making a lot of money. He's done some good things. I know he's been criticized by a lot of people, but I know Adam silver's revered and every every move that Adam silver makes turns to gold, right? Seems like it seems like maybe there's some say everything he does. You know, what Adam silver has great foresight everything he does as forward thinking. Yeah. He's not locked in into twenty years ago. So I think he's done a phenomenal job and he's getting credit for it. And he's being talked about now for good reason, by the way, Adam silver, protect the pelicans protect what they can get for Anthony Davis. Let them send him home stay away from the team. Don't find him GTL Jason Goth Palin, twelve and Rachel Lindsay. That's what's next. Let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting doll living most of her life in the duck inside the other nesting does. She has plenty of time to think if she could sanity she has no brain, however, when in the most nesting dole, his gyco, not only saves people. But also has been providing great service for over seventy five years. She thinks it's obvious. You should switch because. Yes. Switching to gyco is a no brainer in a most nesting Dollond lot in life..
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"I love music Mel likes music. But now and Mikey see we always challenge. Mike, you see on the board and be creative with his music or outsider mic as you might know. So we asked give us a musical theme over the course of the show a musical theme. This is clue number one. I know I think it relates to what we saw last week and how we reacted to that. Like, we get one guess per person per segment, if you've got an idea in the musical theme hit us up on Twitter when it hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed at ESPN, Dr that was Aerosmith sweet emotion you're saying because of the emotion of last weekend. All right. That's it's going to be tied to how. Is that right? If it's right. Okay wrong. Okay. He should do that regardless. And just change the theme which I think I got him during the break that. Yes, she wouldn't let you know. I got twice. I got thrown into break. Now, I'm gonna go with a chain four themes to for two right? I'm gonna go songs with sweet in the title. Know what each one each? Is that right? I like this game. I think we're gonna nail it. Hey, by the way, Mikey see for the sake of honesty, right down the theme and give it to Patrick and a folded a piece of paper we've been change trust that guy Patrick go. Find mike. You're awesome. All right. Yeah. Mel man, who's blown you away in the week of mobile, Alabama and senior bowl, I would say Chris Lindstrom offensive guard from Boston College who has got tremendous versatility Boston College. Love the way they teach and develop lineman. So I would say Chris Lindstrom. I would say Todd mcshay favorite. And he's raved about them all week. But the kid was impressive. And he is perfect for today's NFL. He's small, but he's tough. He's quick lately. Lightning-quick he was average almost eighteen yards of punt return. He was Georgia state's offensive weapon. Penny heart delay penny heart wide receiver Georgia state as a punt returns kick return experience. He was dynamic in this game. Everybody could say they were talking about the, you know, the the lack of length and the fact that cut catch radius throw the ball to the receivers three. Thrown a ball with somebody six five, and you gotta five eight guy. You throw it to a five eight guy that's on the quarterback overthrow five eight guy. Dr are you saying this because he's not the five eight guys not six to know, am I heard one more time? I think there was a brick through his at the quarterback is throwing to a five eight receiver. You don't blame the receiver being five eight when the ball's overthrown? If I heard that one more time, I was going to scream a little more than I was screaming. When I was here. It's like, you know, it's up to the quarterback to get the ball to a five three receiver fi five three throat to a six to receiver for six two so penny heart. Excellent shop Terry McLaren, Ohio State receiver caught everything beat good Cornerbacks made tough catches showed. He's the fastest guy on the field. I know he's a great special teams guys. Well, with great versatility, those kind of guy, I think McLaren went from maybe three four to a two and he would have run great at the comedy will run great at the combine coming up, but he certainly had a really good week. Everybody's talking about my tests. Wet in the past rush sweat had a great story was eighth on the big board back in early October. After you had four and a half sacks the first four games, then he went seven games with two sacks. Then he had a second-half consoled miss and half a sack against I was like to see him dominate a little more during that stretch there. But not sweat in this game where there weren't many first rounders. My test. What was the lead guy? The quarterback store you alluded to. Okay, not being that impressive, and you rougher lot of what a lot of people have said. But you're you're you're my expert on that. Well, I'm not going to say, they were I think Daniel Jones to me wasn't to the and I look at last year you had Baker. And yet Josh Josh Allen Baker Mayfield..
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"Wherever you wanna go on it. Brandon in Montana. We start with you, Brandon. Hey, Mel, I'm curious if the Minnesota Vikings are going to be smart enough to focus on offensive line during this draft. An are there the offense of lineman in this draft to fix their problem? Well, I'm about six ING one guy because Greg little at old MRs who I projected there, and he's got to work on being a little more consistent. Remember came out of high school as one of the elite of the elite and he's been a good player. No question about it. He's got a lot of talent. And if he's coached up properly he has at high ceiling he could be Pro Bowl. So I think if Little's there at eighteen yeah, he would definitely be an upgrade dug in West Virginia. Doug, what your question for mouth? Email is just calling to see how how you are on will Grier not only in the upcoming draft. But as a professional well professionals what he's been, and I think that attitude that approach will help him during the interview process. He's on the board all those things for quarterback. You would say somewhat over achieving you know, he doesn't have the tremendous skill set. But he very accurate passer. So I think when you look at will Greer I'd say right now, I have Daniel Jones going to the patriots could've put will Greer there in the late first round not necessarily the patriots somebody maybe trading back in like they always do at the end of the first round. So I would say will Greer come late April goes anywhere between twenty five and somewhere in the second round Dari and mail your questions for Mel back. We started in Montana back to the north west to Idaho. And Josh Josh what she got from mill. Yeah. As I was listening to in different shows yesterday. And they were ranking the Utah quarterbacks of all time likewise top Cornerbacks this area era with Brady and Brees going in Seattle fan..
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"Mel I'm just I wanted to pull out these papers and say in see that you had Cincinnati went in the AFC north kept telling everybody that I did. But anyway, let's go to NFC NFC east. We both picked it offending champion. Philadelphia Eagles if she'd beat Dallas this weekend, they will be in first place technically in the NFC east. Okay. Although it's been a disappointment for them NFC north. We agreed Minnesota. We did not see the bears having the level of success. They have had their eight and four but Minnesota right now game and a half out. And I don't think it's over yet for the schedules favorable for them. Exactly. Right. Seattle Monday night. Okay. So we didn't argue there. We didn't argue in the eastern and argue in the north in the south. We also agreed on New Orleans who is running away and hiding in fact, if they get. At one win this week or panther loss. It's they clinched the NFC south. So there you go south saints. We both had that NFC west. We we agreed on all four divisions. We both agreed on the Rams, and we're in great shape there wildcards where were we different in the NFC division left, right? No west the Rams, so west ram. So we agreed all This. this. All right wildcards in the NFC boy. Oh boy. We were atrocious. Mel. I'll give mine. I I went Packers and Niners course, Jimmy G injury. Yup. Packers and Niners while yours giants. And falcons. Yeah. Thought the giants what else good year? I really did. I thought the laugh it's of skill talent around you lie was going to be enough where they could outscore people and that has not happened. The offensive line was awful, Eric flowers has been awful with Jacksonville the metal where you go there. But I thought the giants jumped right back into the mix, and they were not able to do it. Not even close my two wildcard picks a combined six seventeen and one your wildcard picks a combined eight and.
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"We are excited thrilled the heavy with us for the next three hours a week eleven of college football on a week ten the National Football League. Mel is something going to happen today in college football. That's it feels like just not that much has happened. We for the most part been kind of status quo. Six weeks ago. We could have picked the same four teams to sit in playoff position as we have right now. Maybe with the exception of your Michigan wolverines who you put into the beginning of the year. And I want to go find that out Mike at some point in the next week or two I wanna find the audio from week to the season up. Yes. You said I'm done with them. Mel it's still early. It's still really I'm doing. No, I'm done with them. I'm going with them. I'm gonna write him. I'm right Michika, emotional responses are never accurate and no. Exactly right about that. So Michigan looks awfully good. Notre Dame still sitting there undefeated. Well, they get a test today without their starting quarterback. Ian book, they're planning Florida state team that just frankly is good. But you know, that there's talent Alabama. I think has what will be their last tough test before Atlanta. You know, not expecting crazy things to happen. But who knows right? Clemson's on the road at Boston College, which is a good football team that would love to run the football down clemson's throat, but that's probably not going to happen. But there's there's some possibilities of things that will get there. Also fly under the radar with other big games will go to Georgia. Get ready for Auburn Georgia will head to chestnut hill. Clemson BC preview to Tuscaloosa for Mississippi State, Alabama your buddy Todd mcshay joins us from a game. I'm going to be paying a lot of attention to it three thirty eastern bedlam. So lots to get to over the course of the day. But let's go to the biggest games of the day. And and let's start with number one Alabama is at home against Mississippi State might just shake your head. No problem too is just going to throw all over these guys. Yada, yada, yada. There's some things we need to keep in mind. Mill one two was not a hundred percent healthy that knee. I don't care what he says the knee is a concern to MRs. Sippy. Stay is the best defense. He seen all year. Maybe the best defense. He will see all year, potentially playoff included. They've allowed to touchdowns on their opponents last fifty one possessions Mel Ken, they get to Alabama..
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"He'll give you the three college pixie likes and is NFL pick, and I want to get a five AM local update. On the status of Pullman, Washington, where he is is part of college game day. It's gotten a lot of hype and rightfully so as you're hanging out with us story and Mel ESPN radio ESPN app, I know Mel is we're going to dive into the NFL. I know the NFL is king. I get it the, you know that it's not my favorite sport. It's probably not in my top three favorite sport. When I'm if I go college football, the NBA and probably major league baseball. I like all of them better than the NFL personally. And I realize I'm in the minority here, but I saw something yesterday that frankly, stunned me, even though it shouldn't have. I was looking at TV ratings and the combat. Okay. So you had the Red Sox and Astros this was two nights at Red Sox and Astros playing game five, Red Sox win. They go to the World Series. You'd LeBron James's Lakers debut at Portland. If you add up the ratings of those two games. It was like a nine point. Six, which barely nudged what I think was like a nine point, three of the Broncos and cardinals garbage. That was happening the same night. Are you kidding me? You watch an abroad goes Encarta cardinals are one of the worst NFL teams in the last decade. If you take away some of the Browns ones. And it still does the same number virtually as the Red Sox Astros and LeBron's Laker debut combine unbelievable. I'm shocked that you're gonna surprise that I shouldn't be. I know. I don't know why you would be NFL. Got a game that we know how long it's going to go. It's not gonna go four hours. It's not gonna go for these baseball. Games are going forever. I started to stay up with these games still to three in the morning and they go forever baseball. Well, one went till Elliott. They go forever. These games go and college football games go forever. And the NFL has always gotten it. They understand what it takes to keep an audience happy, and they adjust to do that. And others just sit back and think everything's great. Why the NFL Rowen because they get it done the right way in that regard in that regard. Okay. Some of the things you you might quit, but the bottom line is if the excitement about young players brought in via the draft and those quarterbacks that are doing the job right now, some are obviously will banged up, but I think you look at the excitement of teams being surprises..
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"Mangum is gonna have to put up numbers and the pass game that's not going to happen. I wanna see, Wisconsin play a game from start to finish. Dominant. As I said, the offensive line's been a little banged up. That's affected Taylor a bit Dari hornbook Brooke, obviously, moving forward, can he throw the ball down the field enough? Is his arm strength improved enough to give them a little bit more of a passing game. They can really threaten the defense that's going to be important if they're going to obviously be in the final four. Number twenty two USC at Texas Mel. Is there a harder to figure out game in the country today then USC Texas today? It's one of the games you'd say it's a, it's a pickup game. Now I know Texas is what a three, three and a half point favorite. But you know, one paper. What are you looking at it you two teams that are weak, the weak and what you're getting. And it's mainly because of the young quarterback Daniels that that USA a lot of new players, new entities there Elling there's more of a quarterback who season we know that, but they just they have not been able to play a complete game yet either. I think Texas is probably the team that has more of a chance to do that based on what you've seen. They have weapons and Johnson, and Humphrey, and Humphries obviously been the guy who stepped forward leading the longhorns in receptions, but everything's kinda hit or miss with them right now. And I think they're trying to figure it all out with Texas and USC the same type of thing. A lot of pressure on clay. Helton the ROY. Straighten this thing out this if JT Daniels is in fact the right guy moving forward, highly recruited guy. Everybody's got great expectations when you take over Sam darnold it's going to be very difficult, especially with them new entities. As I said at the skill position starry two teams that you're right, it's hard to really get a real crass for what kind of teams they are. USC scored three points last week at Stanford. I know Stanford's a really good football team and good defensive team, but three points with all of the skill that SE is supposed to possess all over the field, especially on the lightest at offensive line and skill positions. Yet they ran for three yards of Kerry. They turn it over three times, and then there's Texas who has a Texas alum told me this week at work. If Tulsa had a field goal kicker, they'd beaten Texas. I mean, this is I don't know what we're going to get, but at some point, one of these teams is going to have to break out and begin to approach the team that we expect that team to be over the course of this. Clay Helton pressure, Tom, Herman, I think even though it's young and early in his tenure, it could start to mount here. Somebody is got to show something in this game. USC hermits von taxes. The Herman let them evolve inside for now for clay Hilton. There is pressure. I don't see either one of these two teams being much of a factor of this year, so you're right. The Texas, the three and a half point favorite or paper. It should be pick him. Number twenty, three, Arizona state at San Diego State ten thirty eastern and sandiego Arizona state and her Edwards. How about that team? Twenty third, ranked team in the country. I keep saying twenty four. I'm costing them a spot to know after last week's win over one of my playoff teams, Michigan state. So team has played good defense in their last two in their two games. They will out sixty five yards on the ground this season sixty five and that's what sandiego state's gonna wanna do is run the ball, right? You want Washington just their most recent feature back, but can they do it against state? It is a good road test though for him. Sunday was no doubt, yeah. Is there any letdown after beating Michigan state? That's what you're looking at. Any letdown her obviously is gonna I'm fired up. We'll be talking to harm about that, but San Diego State. So one dimensional Dr. You mentioned Washington Washington, joined Washington, had that big first half against Stanford. It did nothing in the second half because David Shaw made the adjustments and there was no threat of a passing game Reshad pennies. Not there..
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"At chestnut hill. We'll be brutal BC and it could be a seven eight when team. So that's, but outside that the schedule is favorable. So if you can't kind of matriculate through that and win, then the hurricanes have no chance. And then you gotta be Clemson, which I don't think they will. But the quarterback, as you said, Rozier has got to be a lot better than he was last year. Who else are we leaving off of our college football playoff that you think we're robbing to some degree again, eight eight. Say ESPN eight eight, eight, seven, two, nine, three, seven, seven, six mel's playoff teams, Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Washington minor, Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, state Penn State. It's just it's. It's just such an automatic, isn't it? That that we right in Alabama and Clemson. I don't know if that's good. I don't know if that's not good. It's just it's just it just is Toby is in Auburn, Alabama right now, Toby. What's your take on our picture. The. My thing is the fact that you guys think Washington's gonna beat Auburn just makes me laugh as much as watching males projections and the draft shot shot it Mela side. We did not say what hold on. We do not say Washington's going to be. Hey, the funny thing is I like Mel, I'm not a big MC sake. Funny thing is you heard something that nobody said. That's the thing you said wash. We didn't say Washington would beat Albert. Neither of us said that while you got Washington in the playoff, Meghan Washington plan so they can lose to Auburn. I said they used all. Here's, here's. Here's the thing. I would be willing to bet you a war eagle Dari from you on the live air that Auburn beat Washington by at least fourteen point. I think washing, I think Auburn will be Washington. I and I didn't until a few weeks. I've just kind of transitioned by fourteen though. Yeah, by fourteen auburn's defensive line will run through Washington's offense. They just throw their first pack of cigarettes from the gas station. Where's the war? Eagles. The warriors coming on radio or on SEC network. Wherever you want and you're, you're the superstar. I just wanna hear it. You've been there. You've been on the planes. You know what? It's about. You guys do a great job. I appreciate that. I'll give you a worry if I saw. I end we picked Washington nobody did for that for that for the record. Let's go a little more leeann, South Carolina. What's your take on our picture. And like your AFC take saying, this was a win. The Super Bowl this year. Also liking nickname for male mailman. That's pretty cool if that's a great nickname door. Thank you. Thank you may be overlooking South Carolina. They got a return quarterback. They got a good offensive line running backs are good. I think with a new scheme, they got the RPO offense to be running this year. The probably be George, the second game. So I'm looking at South Carolina. Maybe being the final four this year will will will not. Now I love South Carolina. I think they're the second best team in the east in the SEC Melba playoff who fully. That's a. That's a leap who knows. Deebo Samuel was a special player and if they keep him out there with Edwards, you've got some weapons for Bentley. The offensive line should be adequate Bailey's, a great player, and I wonder about the defense that will they be good enough is enough superstar talent on that side of the ball. Other some good players. They have that one elite player. I don't see any cloudy, types players like that that you know you think about to swear and you're all the different. Stars that they had, but they're a good football team to say they're going to be. We're talking about final four. Now the best four teams, our football, that's a stretch. That's that's a big, big stretch. By the way. I'm glad Lee likes the nickname I have for you, Mel man. I've got other nicknames from l. to, I've just not used them on the air. A lot of people do. Guard mcshane's got a few as well. Dr he'd bellow is presented by progressive insurance guest joins us show Pennzoil performance line..
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"Because you heard him on the radio and they're on Twitter. They are official on Twitter of like an urban Meyer. Apology official are Super Bowl picks. Mel kiper patriots over saints. Myself chargers over saints. I think this is broken. I keep hearing giggling. We'll be hearing more about throat every radio rule in their slam slamming my hand on the microphone. Okay. Mel kinds as something with in that commercial break is of all your goofy laughter. I spent seven hundred dollars on charger year. Okay. I'm going to be the only charger fan in North Carolina. All right. Well, that's the NFL time. Now for our college, we're not done after this segment. We're going to twelve thirty by the way just so you know, and we're going to give you our college football playoff picks. Now it's all on the record. We're going to hang these over each other's heads all year, and you're going to hanging over RS too. So there we go college football playoff picks. Let's give the four teams that you think are gonna make it. I know you wanna give yours. You want me to give mine. How do you want to do this? Audible is as well because I'm I, I'm gonna go, I'll go, go, go yours and I'll go mine. Okay. So as most of the country. And Chris finally, the bare earlier said the same thing. I can't get away from Alabama and Clemson, I'm not gonna spend a lot of time on them. I'll just say that Clinton Defense in particular their front four is scary. They play in a league that is not great. They are by far the best team in the ACC and the only way they don't make the playoff is if they lose to conference games that they simply shouldn't lose. So Clemson, good, Alabama. Same thing. SEC is a good league, but I don't see Alabama, not winning the west and not winning the conference title. I believe at the end of the year, it will be too as the starting quarterback, although I'm starting to lean towards Jalen getting the starting job early Jalen hurts, but it doesn't matter, Alabama and Clemson, I'm going to have in now. Who is the team that I said, I was really, really high on. I always there's always a team. I think every year mail that I just I pick and I ride because something about them, I just like, and I like him a lot. You remember who that was? No, it was Sparty. There's a lot of talk in the big ten about Penn State in about Michigan in about Ohio State. And I think Michigan state is just sitting there with a world of experience on both sides of the football, a defense that was one of the top in the conference last year and has almost everybody back with an offense, a quarterback and Brian worke a running game that I fully fully trust a head coach that helped turn a team that was three wins into a ten win team. Last year. I'm riding Michigan state, so I've got Alabama Clemson in Michigan state in the playoff. Now, who else? The big twelve is down Oklahoma, I think wins the league. I don't think they're a playoff team. I don't trust the Pac twelve. I think Washington gets in trouble loses to Auburn next week in Atlanta. Stanford's gotta deal with USC with Notre Dame Washington's gotta deal with stay for the..
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"He has pin radio, ESPN app. That's one of the songs I can't not move. When good ole Anthony Keates gets rolling with your red hot chili peppers. You're ready to make some picks Mel, some hold your feet to the flame. Bring it back, use it against you or use it against me as Mike. When when he walked in today, said to you, NFL fans of Mike, just tell everybody what you said to those of you that will be listening to our NFL predictions. Well, was it, this is one of my favorite days of the year. This is where teams get eliminated from the NFL playoffs because Dari says they're good. So this is not want to hear me, say your team's name on these picks. We're doing our a. f. c. playoff teams right now, let's go one by one through the division winners Mel. You fired up. I with your AFC east because one's easy champion. Well, at buffalo. John. The guy? No, Nope. Buffalo New England's the obvious Miami. Will they be well ten and he'll stay healthy down. Darnold is going to be the guy with the jets, Josh out. I hope isn't the guy right away with buffalo. We know they can't protect the quarterback. So that would be a disaster. If it was New England, this is a division where unless you think Miami with Tanna hill can make that quantum leap and solve a lot of issues you, there's no other way to go into patriots or not. Without question marks and flaws. Sorry, this offensive line. He was sacked Brady was thirty five times cooks and amendola move on elements, comeback Tober defensively last year thing about their defense. They need to improve last season, run defense, third down defense. It's perfect in New England by any stretch. It isn't, but the rest of the division has so many questions all over them. I agree New England winds, the AFC east. We won't spend any more time on that. How about the AFC north? I'll start on this one. It is a two team race and last week on ravens today mail, you tried to convince me that Baltimore should be the. Top team in ravens today. I am not going there. I'm going Pittsburgh. I told you though I had more trouble with Baltimore than any other team trying to figure out if I want him in the playoff, hey, maybe I'll throw them in the wild cards, but we'll see or one of the wild card spots. Pittsburgh to me has questions to they all do. But I'm gonna go with the Steelers still being the top dog in the north. Okay. I'm gonna go with Baltimore this division because I'm in obviously ravens land. The peasant living here. Joe flacco is the key, and this offense line will protect them. I don't care about last year through last year out which you, you know, playing a preseason, you're coming back surgery and have all the injuries around them if they did. That's enough right there defensively Martindale new coordinator as got talent on that side. They're healthier now you won't Jimmy Smith early with suspension, but they obviously fortified the cornerback spot over the last couple of years. I just think in this division which I you, you surprise when we said, I think Cincinnati's in this, do you really? I do, and I'll go. I think the Bengals will be right in there. I think the Browns, I said this that they have to dress out the Browns will win eight games. So the Browns step up to eight wins the Bengals step up the nine wins Baltimore and Pittsburgh battle it out all year. The Bengals don't sleep on them, but I'll go the Baltimore, Ravens win the division. All right. So you go Baltimore in the AFC north, I'm taking Pittsburgh to the south Mel. Who's your team. This is a tough one because we talked about Jacksonville with Blake Bortles and what happens there with the quarter. I'm not prepared yet to say that Houston is going to be the fine winner, but I'm gonna pick them here and I, this is this is real. The Cohen. I'm gonna go with Houston, Texas. I just have a lot of confidence in the show on Watson when he's out there. Can I stay healthy? He's had multiple injuries during his college and NFL career. We've talked about what happened to Clemson and weapon now, but he's on the ultimate winner, weapons around him. Dory. I'll go Houston. Okay. I like Houston as well..
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"Also our hero and our zero of the week in fifteen minutes. That'll be mel's first hero and zero in about three months as he is back from vacation. Mel, you still there. Okay. God. I heard this every hour on the hour. All right. Let's go to our fourth power, five converts preview. What is it. Thank you. Are good friend. Dan Hawkins giving us the big twelve and we fire it up with. Most pleasant surprise. Team Mel jump on this one. Here you go. Most pleasant surprise in the big twelve for me will in its. I don't know if it's even a surprise. I'm gonna go, Texas. We know they have talent. We know they have Tom, Herman, we know it's a winnable league. I'm calling him a surprise because I think they could certainly win Lee still working on figuring out the quarterback position, but it seems to be a position of strength. I think more than weakness, the offense should be good. The defense should be good. You know, it's just a matter of does year two hundred, Tom, Herman, is that the difference maker does something clicked. They went all the games are supposed to remember. Last year they got thumped by Maryland the it just was what a bad way to start things up. I'm gonna go Texas as my surprise in the big twelve, although I don't really know how big of a surprise that is. Okay. What you got. I'm going with a team that lost the liberty one game because that was one of the eleven as I look at Baylor can do Charley brewer at some impressive moments late last year. He's bigger stronger. He's got mims back. I'm going over breakout. Your Platt average twenty five won a catch and they had the knee injury. Verse respect that pre injury form dangerous tandem. There you think about the defense of improvements they could make you gotta get better. They had twenty three Saxton. Last year was ninety seventy ninth a country. They do a better job there. Talk about Matt rule as a head coach with, I think enough talent in play story to go from one win to five or six wins. I'll say the Baylor bears the most improved team. The most surprising team in the big twelve that would be great for him. You know, he took a job when a lot of people say Matt rule when he was at temple could have got a lot of other places, and he took a job that he walked into so far behind the eight ball. It wouldn't even fair. It'd be great Siham turn that around. I kinda hope you're right about that. I get a running game the running game and the offensive line or better on the offense that I think the quarterback and the skill players at wide receiver can get, allow them score some points. I think they definitely win more than one game at the minimum Dory, three or four. I like pick it's off the board, but it's it's really strong next up. Most disappointing team got here. This is a tough one. Dory. I'm gonna go Oklahoma state the fourth highest scoring offense and the country which forty five points game, but you lost a lot big time quarterback big time wide receiver, and James Washington, having a spectacular preseason with the Pittsburgh Steelers Justice hill, great player. No question about that. But you lost Marcel. Eight is well who's gonna be in the NFL. You lost three stars when a lot, even though the the line will be pretty good at still concern. Think about getting off to a good start. You five, their first six games are home load Roane a road game against Kansas, but for their last six games on the road to home games or against Texas in West Virginia. That'll be tough. I think the good wreck. Dari. I just don't see them getting the where they were last year in the schedules favorable, but I think they they, they start fast. They finish on a down. Note, I'll Oklahoma state or overall for the entire season. So I think they will prove to be disappointing. I, I agree and I don't want anybody out there that knows where I went to school to tell me I'm picking against the pokes because I went to Oklahoma last season. I picked them to win the big twelve. So nobody can tell me that they lose their star quarterback and start receiver that's big..
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"It was just a tough one. I really it was a hard the team that would be disappointing, but I'll go north west 'cause I don't see them getting ten win Mark. Conference champion who you got, who's your big, ten champion mille big, ten champion right now is Wisconsin out and kill. You know what the hell you're talking about. Heard that up. I think Wisconsin horn out hornbook if he can just give them kind of what NAT liner did with USC, and I'm not saying he's going to be as good as Matt liner. He's not that great finish USC, but the weapons around with Jonathan Taylor net lawn at line is the best. We have always great defensive lines. I like to see over and Clemson against that Wisconsin line is that Wisconsin line is NFL caliber. Okay. And you had the quarterback who I think will be improved? The terms of arm strength just seems a little more shut the really balance thing out which there was going to catch passes at backfield eight like he did last year. I like their defense. I think wiscon-, Wilco, Shing. Jim Lennon is second years coordinator. I'll go Wisconsin to win the big ten over Ohio State. I like that pick. Every year Mel, I think there's a college football team that I for some reason that's a little bit off the radar a little bit. Then I completely fall in love with in recent years. It's been Stanford. It's been Oklahoma state. I could get killed for this. If they fall short, I am big on Michigan state. Adia flake in mind. Thanks, Phyllis. I am big on sporty. I, I love this team. I love their quarterback. Brian. La- working could be the best in the big ten LJ Scott almost two thousand yards year ago. He's back the entire offensive line might minus their center is back top three receivers back, ten, offensive starters. All defense last season allowed fewer than three hundred yards a game. Nine of those starters are back. They loaded. I have all the respect in the world from ahrq Antonio. I, I know they traveled a Penn State this year. They traveled in Brassica. They got Michigan, Ohio state at home. I am huge on Michigan state this year. Not just in this league. I'm huge on them in the in the in all of in the country. Frankly, I'm gonna go Sparty as my big ten champion this season conference champion the Penn State Nittany lions. Thanks. Danzi had that would figured he had that one. Thanks, Dan, Braschi eight. It I know you don't like is we don't have Penn State in there, but you go, Wisconsin. I'll go Michigan state, big ten champ conference player of the year. I'm at my player of the year is is going to he's part of your conference. Champ in it's Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, tailback. He's obviously a superstar. It was two thousand yard back virtually last year, just twenty three yard shy. His team's gonna win the west. I firmly believe that they will continue to lean on the run game the entire offense of line. As back, Alex Hornibrook at quarterback is back. It's scary to think about what Jonathan Taylor's numbers could be. He'll be in New York on Heisman night..
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"And that's in la's proven at once and it's going to prove it again you made to franchises in the national football league they lorraine z sorry with a with la we scream for all those years about not having any and and it's a major market how can you not have a team in la and then get up to me it's like the had to that he had none that back the two why do we catch has helped one at least san diego chargers in san diego everybody was happy i would argue for the nfl as a whole mel it's been better having none because all of these owners and teams that what new stadiums have always had los angeles as the threats to their investors to their cities into their states look la's looking for a team you don't wanna put this money in our stadium you don't wanna make our stadium one of the top five or ten in the nfl la's looking for team we don't have that anymore and right now with especially with vegas be gobbled up now in the raiders going to go you have no city anymore that is an obvious threat to use as leverage you don't have one he you don't and and and i got something that owners are gonna feel eventually but y la is not a two and a fell team city it never was it's proven that it never has been in it it quite frankly never will be for downloading the guardian mel hot gas you can here's guys live emily saturday morning beginning in eastern on espn radio the yes pnn.