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A Positive Attention Economy with Adam Helfgott from MadNetwork
"Adam much joining us. Thank you so much for having me really excited. Approach me too and so for those viewers who might not be familiar with who you are. You want to get a little background of who you are. And how you got into blockchain short You know. I'm a kind of serial entrepreneur. Built the built sold a bunch of companies in the regular internet land I company was a god put summer camps online back in nineteen ninety nine and then you know how to fashion startup thousand six but in in Right around when bitcoin came out i saw early. Read at posts and whatnot and Was fascinated by it and I read all the posted. All this stuff. And i didn't quite running a business at the time and quite have the energy to really put up minor unfortunately back back in the early but You know kind of kept tabs on on the project that was declined back in the day and slowly got more and more into it. Invested saul invested sold but started getting really into technology and seeing what the technology can do right around the time of the cerium. Ico where i started doing some consulting work for other blockchain projects that were commercial. Land trying to do concept's flory be credit card companies and things like that helping. I'm a product guy build technology. I really know how to make products for the enterprise and helping you know various early projects and companies apply. What i know into what they know and make things it might might start in in crypto. Just have a firm belief that you know. Blockchain's are as important as Intervention as like the transistor was And like the same gonna take a long time for that kind of integrated change society but the cooler and more fun stuff that exists after. It'll happen so i find it interesting. Because i speak a lot of people in these conferences and it seems that this is a pretty common background people who are serial entrepreneurs who who were involved in the early adoption of the internet days building things on the internet and it seems a lot of those people people are now also in our building on blockchain and has been endless. Powerless draw between the two in terms of growth in the early days and adoption and the protocol layers. And this and that Do you find you mentioned you compared to two transistors And that's more of a tradition obviously a hardware but that that spawned obviously the computer age. And it's interesting you go back that far. I mean most people. I find compared to the internet. Why why did you feel Why do you view it as transistor and as the comparison for that more so than kind of this connective technology of internet. Yeah a question. So so the way. I look at it is the transistor was like the beginning of no allowing like automation With with basically build like to restart replacing humans with technology. Old computers were like rooms of people that had different that like that. There is like a person that they said caters. The here's the problem. We're trying to solve when break it down and give it to like this department. Solve this equation is that and then the output will come out some consolidation. That was a computer is a bunch of people and the same way. Like what we can do with blockchain's which is automated trust transactions and Whole slew of other types of automation. It's foundational piece in like beasley humans to do more Now that's how. I view it in that way there. So you know. Pcp is a layer on top of what transit software blocked our software. But it's cryptography itself as math and it's kinda you it's it's hardware you mentioned early on in this conversation that you're the product guy and i think that's a very product Answer very product focus. Answer now i think it's very fitting unique perspective on this industry and obvious technology because i mostly You know talking to the dreamers. But it's nice talking to the doer. You know definitely get that. You're the founder of the man network of. You're wearing any matt hive sweating to break down a bit. What is the madden network. Yes so so mad network is kind of like the is like the way i vision products and companies and things like that is like You know if. I'm going to be successful at something i need to kind of hold onto it kinda. Pull myself into it and the team into it. Right and ran network is a envisioning how organizations interact with each other in a in a high speed trusted way so You know the the way My my co-founder. Tom and i look at it. Is that that the advertising industry kind of paid for the internet to be built. You know google and facebook and all that kind of stuff like that like what we have now. The internet was largely the infrastructure built out because it was commercially viable to do that. Other months the government's they only go so far. And we kind of see it the same way for for blockchain right so. The advertising industry is kind of decentralized in the business version right. You're a media channel tons of other media channels. They're not. We're not all own jet by one company off the author interact with each other in pseudo trusted ways or else it all falls apart right and so you come up with all these standards in ways and you know in television sign affidavits and we go to court semi like a testings and so all that can be done with cryptography. We save a lot of times. They a lot of money. Smaller media channels can make more money. Less money goes to the intermediaries all the blockchain promises that we seen over. The past bunch of years is cut out the intermediaries and blah blah blah. We need we need application need actual place. That would actually happen. We saw. I've is a commercial entity that you know builds. Enterprise software for advertising. Mad network is the underpinnings of a new way to transfer to do that. Business and the goal is to kind of like overtime a bridge. Those together you know and and not just build something and hope people adopt it but actually build product enterprises that happens to us. Blockchain's yen this problem with this problem that you're providing solution to isn't at the forefront of most people's minds you know the the the average consumer or consumer of media isn't noticing this issue. This is more if you have a media company this. This is something that having behind the scenes behind the screen even like kind of break it down for viewers people who've never even thought of this issue because you're provided a novel solution to its gonna break a little bit of what was the old way of doing business here and the ad network in house different now because blocked not different yet It's starting to be There's an immense amount of momentum about you know close to like three to four hundred billion dollars of a mental every year that powers the existing wet right and so the existing way is basically people trusting each other and we all here especially the united states with our president. That's very concerned with ratings. Waiting is right and what a rating is is how much viewership a media channel gets right and so who and is this one application but something. I think that the person has not totally indoctrinated in the media. Space with understand that you know who makes the ratings and and so you know in the united states abroad. There's a company called called nielsen in that. Probably a lot of people have heard of that. Creates these These ratings at site. How many people are watching in the way that they do that is that they have panel of fifty thousand people or so states that are nielsen homes. All that data goes to nielsen. They crunch it and they say you know this show and this station had this much viewership and what that really means is that now. what the charge that advertising. That's why like the super bowl is like so expensive. The eighty five percent of watching super bowl and probably globally as well And so but now we're and that was a model built in the nineteen fifties. That worked really really well when there's like six media channels are less four really now that we have like thousands and thousands If there isn't a very simple if there isn't a way to price your media properly you need to like hand over your keys to like the kingdom to accompany that would like one of the major social networks are one of the major search engines companies like that. That can do that for you. And they'll happily do that for you. And taking a thirty to seventy percent of your revenue as well in order to like.
Biden immediately begins selling virus aid plan to public
"New coronavirus relief package. More from at matins in his first stop will be Delaware County, Pennsylvania next Tuesday over the next two weeks by then is expected to crisscross the US to inform the nation about the nearly $2 trillion relief package that just passed Congress. Included in the bill is a new round of $1400 stimulus checks for most Americans. Fighting is expected to sign the measure of later this week. I met, Madden says Stoner of the Creed
Snoop Dogg rage-quits game, leaves Twitch on
"It. Losing those frustrating Nobody likes it. But when you're hip hop Ogi, you probably have a much lower tolerance for getting your ass kicked than most regular gamers. Du That's why this week are failed. It goes out to Snoop Dog who ended up rage, quitting a Madden livestream after playing for only 15 minutes. I get it. I totally understand what you're playing like the computer again, somebody against other people. Alright, Fair enough. Fair enough. That's new dogs. Still the man in the while he's been known to talk a little trash about his mad and skills since he's a pretty good player. This time the trash was talk to him. Listen as he pulls the plug and bails obvious dream life. Oh, man. What the because you doing cause What is going on him. Snoop never quit out of the stream entirely and let the stream apply for another 7.5 hours while he went about smoking weed and playing classics from James Brown to Bruno Mars, his home stereo literally didn't not just rage quit out of the game. He just left the stream of plague. Weighing his like his room that he was in everything Come back to a DMC take. He was so
Inside The Russell Wilson-Seahawks Rift
"Years russell. Wilson has been wanting to throw the ball more and at the start of this year. It finally happened russell. Wilson was not good in the first half of the twenty twenty season. He was excellent deep cap touchdown. Seattle you run down there and set in his answer. Any better than that was fourth in yards per attempt. Weeks one through nine i. In passing. touchdown percentage was second in passer rating. Wilson keeps as default talk. He was legit. The best player in the league madden gave him a ninety nine overall rating during the season because he was cooking notion as he throws an accident. Edi feeds defensive player of the years like russell. Lula's legitimately the best guy in football games of the season then week nine arrived and they had this game against the buffalo bills that you recently wrote about. Can you tell us what happened in that game. And afterwards what happened is russell had to cook in the kitchen. Just kind of just caught on. Fire his paycheck wine with a sack at a takeaway from russell wilson. I actually watched that game with a former cr defensive and cliff april and teased talking me through it. And he's like russ's off he's trying to do too much and i think turned it over like four times. He threw a pick on the goal. Line throws for the jordan with tyco. I think that really turned the tables for the whole team. After that loss where they gave up forty four points and turned it over a bazillion times and got embarrassed in buffalo. Well what i would tell you that. I don't recognize that game. We haven't seen the look like that and it's a game that i don't have any place in my brain for. He told us he didn't even have any space in his brain for that game. That's very important subjects right like the fact that he considered that not seahawks. Football was influential the rest of the year. Well the following week against the rams things. I guess only got worse. Wilson throws and the other one four darius williams second game. I know that there are better days ahead. I'll use a baseball now but sometimes you go up to the plate you know and you don't have your way today mike. You and our colleagues. Mike sando jason jank's wrote about a meeting. That happened shortly after that loss to the rams can you take us inside that meeting room and just explain what went down russia's meeting with the coaches normal game planning type of meeting and he has suggestions he is giving input usually does and his suggestions just weren't dismissed. There were dismissed in a way that russell didn't feel appreciate it. And i think that is really important. I'm sure they disagree in every meeting ever but in this particular instance rust belt that he was not being appreciated so rushed stormed out was basically this idea that. How dare anyone in this building. Be dismissive of my ideas. I am of the quarterback was almost like kevin durant warriors when he was like no way up. I'm kevin durant russell wilson and he rustled perceives him to be someone who has succeeded. In spite of what's been around him not because of running for his life making the pro bowl with battle lines perceive that to be like the story of his career. And you get to week eleven. And it's like do. Just chill out. We got this no. You don't don't get it. I got it and that forced him out the door. Russell in the second half of the season was which is not himself like he was twenty eighth in yards per attempt in his final eight games he was sixteenth. In a touchdown percentage nineteenth in passer rating. These are bad numbers. These are not just like below average twenty nine yards per attempt man that was lower than the cincinnati bengals. Even when the circumstances are bad around russell he's been good enough to elevate situation still played inefficient level and twenty twenty was the first time it was like. Wow he's not able to elevate the lack of talent or execution of preparation around him and it produced like some of the worst numbers of his career certainly produced the worst playoff game of his career against the rams in the wild round sitting meeting big. Who's going into other sack four sacks two takeaways the interception return for the touchdown and floyd now all right. Let's fast forward a few weeks to the super bowl. The seahawks have been knocked out by the rams in the wildcard round and russell. Wilson is at super bowl. Fifty five in tampa bay sitting with none other than commissioner. Roger goodell mike. Tell us what you found in your reporting about russell. Wilson's experience at the super bowl. You know it's really interesting. Because i tweeted during the super bowl. That antonio brown caught a touchdown from tom brady in front of russell. Wilson there is the pass for the touchdown. What drive a super bowl. Winning drive that brady's only done throughout his whole career. I kind of just said it like star cast the as a joke. Not really thinking about how russell fell and then as our reporting i was like okay so i i was right like he is really upset. And it's so many factors. There is the fact that tom brady is in. The super bowl is the fact tom. Brady's they're playing pine. A good line is the fact that tom brady is playing in a system. That gives him some atonomy like got to pick players gronk. Antonio brown is the fact that mahomes is there again laying for again in a system that like essentially like his talents. The last time also played in the super bowl loss of tom brady seven years later prime many years. Tom brady's back. I suppose in a soup. Kitchen fuming so during the superbowl. He's texting his quarterback coach. And just close. Friend jake heaps. He's a local radio guy. Here jake to set it on the radio. He's talking about how russ was missed during the game texting him. They'll look the he had was in reflective of the text messages. I was receiving russell wilson. Just ultimately the overall sentiment was that he was mad that he was not lying in this thing and then russell spoke to the shortly after the game show. What's up with our line. You see that. Winning requires a good line and the gist of peace response. As far as i was told is about faith. And just you know we got this. And that just wasn't good enough for us
Twitch's Recent Sports Properties Show Longterm Plan for the Platform
"On Sports properties and recently we've seen big moves towards that goal. I'm a dream since the Esports minute from E Sports Network, which is of course the home for Esports now will always be the platforms origination. But clearly the platform has been evolving firstly. There is a massive rise in just chatting as a category and in a lot more casual games and politicians using the platform. So there's that Evolution but there's also the evolution towards traditional Sports and we've seen this as well during the time when Twitches found Newfound competition, there are major leagues and major creators that are moving off platform over the last two years while the mixer experiment Network YouTube live has snatched up the CDL and o w l will also grabbing some big streamers in the process, but I honestly don't think twitch really cares that much they still are the dominant force in the mark. And command the largest audiences plus they have these grander plans. This isn't really a super controversial take twitch has been experimenting with more traditional sports events on the platform for the last few years. Most notably Thursday football games Coast trained with creators from the last few weeks two pieces of news have shown Twitches interest in traditional Sports and how it's continuing one was FIBA and the other was the kickoff of the fan control football game. Let's start with viva viva is the international basketball association the Federation dial international basketball amateur is where the FIBA acronym came from and now it's just the international basketball association today. They signed a multi-year deal with twitch people as far away from the NBA when it comes to viewership or relevance, but it does around the qualifying tournament for basketball at the Olympics as well as the bass World Cup and the World Cup and Hoops is definitely not the same as the World Cup in soccer, but it's still an important Sports property as part of the deal with twitch feeble broadcast 600 hours of basketball games on Twitch every year wage. Also be lighting up deals with Co streamers and creating more interactivity during broadcasts that interactivity is what twitch could offer and is also makes the fan control Football League pretty unique. The FCF is a new property that is not a few weeks on Twitch to pretty good viewership. It's cool because fans call the plays live during the game literally they vote on them and then the team runs them fans also have control over branding and player decision as well. The FCF utilizes Twitches ability for interactivity to basically play Madden in real life. Even Johnny Manziel is in the league for now. These are basically see tears Sports properties, but they show a month for twitch going forward the next time the meteorites come up for one of the major sports leagues Twitches definitely going to be having discussions. They've already cut in by having some of the NFL
How Lessons From Esports Past Drives Esports Future with Repeat.gg CEO Aaron Fletcher
"This audience. So Eric go through the companies you found it quite a few there are plenty of starts across this industry. What advice can you give to some one of the first steps of fouling their own Esports or gaming company that you wish you do when you were starting out darn raised before you have Mom don't do anything until you have markets it it's it's that's it. That's purely it. I guess there's two things and don't be a dick but the the biggest one is definitely until you have some formal Market 5th and you can find out if you go to market fit pretty quickly just talk to people ask questions find the right people finding users find those things find out how much they willing to pay find out if they're willing to basically walk or use your product find out all these sort of things and grow that first before you start thinking. Oh, this is amazing. This is going to work cuz I think there's there's and and then I guess the other one actually is learned from birth. Past experiences and a lot of people don't do that, especially with a t Sports because the history have a have a chat to someone like either myself or have a chat like don't talk to someone who's a consultant that's been in the year in in the game two years talked to someone who's being in the industry for twenty years because they will tell you a lot more valuable information than someone who's been in there for two years and only knows about the currency because the current scene it's all about raising this big money about raising this big capital and you don't get the history of like the companies like tournament.com the raised a hundred million dollars and went broke over six months. You don't have seats need a CDL or CTS. I think it is that raised a hundred million dollars as well and we're broke after a year-and-a-half. You don't have all of these kind of things and we're play verse was as an example before they became what they raised what they are now off and that that you kind of could find on the internet even though I know the history there and there's a lot of other companies like that that you'll that you you only get from the perspective of people that have actually been in the industry because people have a game Get it either scrubbing the internet or it's just hard to find anything that isn't relevant now absolutely agree. It's the same advice. I give to student journalists. I talked to quite a few classes about hey, what could you do any sports journalist? What if we want to get involved in this space? And the first thing I tell them is get to know the history of the space get to know everything that happened with Major League Gaming from 2002 to 2010. That's where the start get to the creedy sports Association how this developed in Asia and that will guide your accurate reporting on this space if you understand what happened long before you probably got involved in it that was the case for me cuz we got a school, you know, I was in the 2015 2016 range was like, oh massive Madison Square Garden League of Legends. This is crazy thing off you go back in time and you're like, okay, let's look at the Madden tour bus as like an example of where it's these things that happen is sports over the time that I think are really crucial job. Like understand how we got to the place where at today and then helped give you those guiding lessons to make sure that the same mistakes aren't made. Well MLG an ESL at two really good examples of understanding their Acquisitions why they happened what happened with the issues they ran into especially MLG with God Frank cuz they had a whole pile of litigation issues with God frag when they did their acquisition why they got acquired by Activision and wage. It's it's an interesting story. That's probably better for another time. But in terms of those sort of things and that history that was kind of built there is actually really important because getting a quiet is a skilled gaming platform different platform broadcasting platform any of those by a publisher is a huge problem from both illegal Nightmare and a whole pile of other things because the skilled gamer is 18 plus as well as the tournament system requires 18 plus or Parental Guidance cetera, et cetera. So it becomes a Minefield on those sort of things and then you've got ESL same thing going through their acquisition and the different times they are now with mods. This group and and the difference in the kind of the company structure cuz everyone says he s l and they see these companies and they're like, they must be making it a billion dollars and I'm like, yeah doesn't look like that. It may seem like that from the outside cuz they're doing these large events and they're doing these things. But in terms of the revenue is not driven as much as you kind of think from that. It's really driven through the Publishers. Yeah, if you're done if you're not the publisher gave and you work a t sport chances are the money is not flowing your exactly there's only a few Outlets the kind of work and I've been in basically every single facet of that because I used to run events with the young. I used to run a lot of those sort of things with them for a long time. Actually u c l e s w c w c g a lot of the events around those and running those Live Events is is great. But it's like a break even marketing cost. It's not a it's it's what you'll use to fuel income elsewhere. Not what you're used to make money lost leader marketing basically at this point. Yeah, exactly. That's it's a funny industry to be it especially as we look at where these Sports organizations are going. This is totally off topic. By the way. Just the I had em for this wasn't for a podcast but I talked to Jason Lake in Andy Miller Jason Lake complexity CEO Andy Miller NRG CEO for audience. I do you do that. They were basically talking about hey, we're going to make Revenue eventually with our religious the Publishers of Olives. That's that's what we're counting on to make money in the mean time. We're going to keep building our brand up in whatever way we can we're to keep trying to capture feds. But really we just need to log get to a point where Publishers need us to enter the game because that will bring fans that will bring the marketing there looking for and then the Publishers have to reward us for doing so and that's kind of just walk the biggest eastwards organizations in the world see this space right now and that's it tells a lot. I think it will you actually have a look at most of these Sports organizations or actually converting from competitive Play De comme Recreation almost all right, converting over to that for Revenue basis cuz I've talked to a lot of these guys you have come like you've got Team Liquid as an example of trying to push in the text side of things cuz we've talked to him a few times about what they're doing for Thursday. We also consulted with the guild who raised with David Beckham, or they paid David Beckham to re it was it was a debacle. It was a drastic they they they are doing a good job. I think they really heavily like ninety percent of the money that they raised is purely attack. It's not to do to build out the team and build out anything on that account on the arm competitive site is secured purely build out both the content side as well as a Tech play on them because of the end of the day all this content and everything that they're creating in these fans and these users they need to figure out a way to monetize them and monetizing them generally comes through like merchandise. It comes through tourneys to come home a brand deals. And unfortunately, if you're the best game in the world, it doesn't mean you have a massive following you may not be entertaining to watch. So therefore content creation becomes king for this and which dog And fuels Brands which in turn fuels everything else and like I just talking to so as as Consulting with IDC, I think like probably a couple of weeks ago. I was I was talking to them cuz they're doing metro sports at the moment and it was a pretty interesting conversation cuz they're one of the first companies that isn't Yuzu that isn't that they're doing it. They're doing Esports Revenue a very different way. So Esports Revenue right now is off late. It is how much so it's like one point two billion or something. It's basically nothing compared to the publisher revenues like a hundred and sixty billion. So and that's where most of the revenue from E Sports is actually going. So what they're doing is they're doing a bottom-up kind of approach and looking at all of these other things that are kind of skewing it. So right now Esports revenue is calculated with just brands that are paying for events and advertising and all the way around that around which basically whereas they're looking at it from the other side of things and they're like, look, there's all this gambling Revenue that's also generated on top of Like betting on these matches and all this this looking that's that's showing any sports revenue and you've got companies like skills that their revenue alone for skills is bigger than the revenue of every single e sports team exists in the world in his voice. That's
Team Liquid Collabs with Naruto
"It's a bit of a slow news day in these Sports as America celebrates The Unofficial holiday that is the day after the Super Bowl but there's no apparel collaboration that e sports fans are stoked about first a few thoughts on the big game besides Brady winning again which is absolutely absurd we saw him or big gaming personalities intertwined with the game this year off nadeshot appeared in a commercial for Rockstar and last year we saw ninja and fortnite World Cup winner Booga appearance Superbowl commercials as well in the stands ninja and dr. disrespect were featured with cardboard cutouts at home Here's game. The NFL is clearly aiming at a younger audience. They streamed previous playoff games on Nick and on Twitch in this game. They brought in Nickelodeon slime cannons for part of the broadcast, but they didn't do a tire simulcast on Nick like they did with the previous games the legal keep tapping into gaming influencers and channels with the goal in mind of capturing younger audiences think they're realizing that just a focus on Madden isn't should be enough of a gaming push the NFL could look towards e Sports organizations for how to connect with their target audience clearly Team Liquid has their fingers on the pulse. Anime is huge with Gen Z and Naruto has been popping over multiple generations and multiple series liquids new clothing line with the popular anime is going to sell absurdly quick the shop will open up on February 12th at 2 p.m. CT. And if you want some of the collection you'll likely need to be online at that moment exactly or close to it liquids ongoing partnership with Marvel has also been very successful, especially on the merchandising side. There's clearly a huge opportunity for home. organizations to pair with other popular media when looking to expand their merchandising operation while Brands like thieves and FaZe Clan have built up streetwear with just their logos collaborations are a large part of how they got their liquid is taking a little bit of a different path with their merch strategy but it's one that is also working well and I'm sure this collection is going to be a huge
Matthew Stafford Blockbuster: Will the Rams Massive Gamble Pay Off?
"Bill barn. While i am sorry. I off retold you on friday explicitly. You'd have this rare sunday off from your job making a smarter about football. But just when you think you're out espn daily always pulls you back in pablo. I was ready to record at one in the morning to talk about the madden pro bowl. So this is slightly more newsworthy. So happy at least we have more something something more compelling perhaps talk about here with matthew stafford trade bill barnwell is a senior writer for espn and the host of the bill barnwell show podcast compelling but also kind of the closest thing football gets to a video game transaction. Two starting quarterbacks getting swamped. We have matt stafford. Go into the rams jared goff plus two future first rounders and third rounder. This year headed lions. So when you got the adam. Schefter claxton on your phone saturday night. Your first reaction was what. What my first reaction i would say that the rams really hate traffics and want to get rid of them quickly and efficiently as possible and then my second thought was that the rams really were done with jared goff and wanted to move on from him and weren't going let anybody beat them to the punch with an offer. We knew that a deal was coming this week because there were reports on saturday that the lions were expecting to get a deal done by tuesday which is essentially when it comes to the nfl their way of saying. Hey get your best offers end because we're gonna make this deal sooner rather than later We knew the rams are questioning their commitment to. We talked about it over the past couple weeks on. espn daily. Even though his four year one hundred thirty four million dollar extension has not started yet. And then on top of all that brad homes the new general manager with the lions just like the rams after i believe eight years as their director of college scouting under less need. It was the other. Gm who made this trade so put all that together and the rams made the most sense as a possible destination for stafford but the fact that the deal was announced late on a saturday night probably tells you that the rams were not especially proud of how all this went down. Just given up on the quarterback they have been propping up and defending public years while giving up two extra first rounders justice upgrade under center
College Esports Takeover - CSL Chairman Moves to Vindex, More HBCU Esports Initiatives
"It's almost Christmas and we're well into the holiday season, but this is the most packed episode of in the news we've had in months. I'm at dreams and this is the ecology Sports quick take from E Sports Network e Sports network is looking for sponsors. If you work for a company looking to expand its reach any sports e Sports network has opportunities across digital media podcasting and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports network CEO Mark Timothy using the email a bio of the show. Now, where should we start? How about with wind stocks? The longtime leader of Collegiate star league is officially out as chairman to move to a new position with vindex. You should be able to hear from him and from Mike sepso the founder of Windex on the E Sports Network podcast in the last few months this finalizes the shift in direction for CSL as when was the last key voice from the previous decades leadership. It's now in the hands of play Fly Sports and we haven't seen the new organizations plans going forward just yet. Although we've gotten a hint of something will cover that in a little bit vindex. Meanwhile is poaching execs from around wage. Keep your eye on the company as the section will oversee belong gaming Arenas as a vice president begin to open up around the nation. Also this week the high school Esports league is hosting chess tournaments and partnership with Chesney, just was already taking off on Twitch over the summer and the release of Netflix is the Queen's Gambit has kept the energy really high and Now jazz is coming to the high school sports circuit now back to that CSL news briefing. You've been covering the HBCU Esports Alliance or hea last week. They partnered with Gillette. It's a new sponsor for the yard a Madden competition series Ram by Collegiate star league featuring HBCU universities. So that's really the first CSL partnership. We've seen come out of the new leadership and it's a pretty good one. So we're happy to see where that's going also in the HBCU world hitmarker the leading Esports and gaming job board has part of the black Collegian gaming Association or bcga to help HBCU students find jobs in Esports and gaming hitmarkers how a lot of people found their first jobs in Esports, including myself and this partnership job. The BCG a will directly help Foster diversity in Esports hiring something the industry definitely needs in addition to a built-in feed on the BCG a website of Esports opportunities hitmarker will also help with resumes and cover letters interview preparation and highlighting students on their own social media channels. That's
More PS5 and Xbox Series X game consoles coming to retailers
"For twenty one coming out on ps five and x s an ex go fire emblem shadow dragon and the blade of light and we got fitness spokesman to rhythm exercise and that is coming on. Intendo switch. was john wick. Heck's some xbox one and switch and then we got madden. Nfl twenty one on ps five xbox series s an x. And that is the phone at one. Come on december the fourth then on the eighth or some more games got disney to that some. Ps five and xbox series x as not great emigrant disney. To be on light is coming out in the same platforms again on the eighth gopro tetris to as commanded. Ps five xbox series s x ps four xbox one and switch who attempt him coming on ps five who brigadier in the legend ruinous here s some ps four having a cyberpunk twenty seventy seven command ps five xbox series s. An ex piss for xbox one stadium and pc who even as well coming up here xbox series s and x xbox one go always animal farm as on pc and we've got sort of the neck monster. Ps four xbox one switching pc and would so coming on switch and pc
Clinton Sparks Introduces Esports XSET
"Well in July you parted with phase and you announced in a big way through the New York Times that you were starting something, New Jersey. With exit so what is exit start us off here introduced me to this brand exit is the world's fastest growing Esports and gaming Lifestyle brand with something like a Culture Club. Right? So I'm going to do everything we did at phase and more because it was like I said because it was differences of opinions. There's a lot of things we couldn't do that. We knew would be great in this space include not being leaders in diversity and inclusion, but also understanding how to implement other sectors in other cultures and businesses into this space and what to do with it and how to put them together and really create something exciting to move the entire culture in gaming space ahead. So we decided to leave and do that because we we didn't want to have to answer nobody else. You know what I mean? It was just kind of like, yeah, we know what's dope. So we're just going to move forward with what's dope and we don't want to have to go through this whole rigmarole of like does he not like it does he not like it has she not like it so it's just like let's just go and suck. This new thing, you know aimed at diversity and inclusion and also being able to implement an Infuse all the cultures that we've been a part of for the past fifteen twenty years, which can really help the entire country. You know what I mean even phase included. So the things that we're going to do will really help lay the path and build a bigger blueprint for other people to walk down and follow to see the possibilities and the things that can be done in this space that one no one's thinking of into no one really has the resources or experience to do it like we do a tech sent. Well, you have an awesome Network and I saw in the press releases you brought on Swae Lee you have all kinds of money from musicians coming in the back the company as well. What games though? Are you guys focused on right now? How many different titles are you across? I think we're I think Eight titles right now wage. I mean, we're touching a lot of things from rocket League to Valerie into college due to fortnite we even have joke. Who's the number one Madden player right now he signed so, you know, we're looking to not only you know off The culture in the industry for but we're also looking to dominate in in the E Sports sector of in in gameplay. So we're looking to do everything that that's possible to get done. And even those things that are impossible to others. We're going to get done.
'Louder Than A Riot' Podcast Finds Evidence Rapper Mac Might Be Innocent
"2001. The rapper Mac Phipps was convicted of manslaughter, his crime, killing a young fan at a nightclub in Slide L. Louisiana, where Phipps was performing. Many at the time. It was another story of a gangster rapper living the life he celebrated in his lyrics. But the new podcast from NPR music louder than a riot finds evidence that Mac Phipps may actually be innocent. NPR's Sydney Madden and Rodney Carmichael, pick up the story. Max trial to place across the lake from New Orleans in front of a suburban all white jury. The prosecution's argument was simple. That called himself the camouflage assassin. All you have to do is listen to his music to know he was guilty. Kill, Kill miss real you cross people got his part of the prosecutor's opening arguments reenacted from court transcripts. Murder, murder, Kill, kill! Pull the trigger. Put a bullet in your head. Those are some of the lyrics that this defendant chooses to rap when he performs. This is the self proclaimed camouflaged assassin. At the conclusion of this trial. I am going to ask you to rip the camouflage from this assassin and reveal him as the killer that he is. NPR reached out to prosecutor Bruce Dearing for an interview. But he declined. Now there was other evidence people saw him with the gun and two eye witnesses pinned him as the shooter. Mac has always maintained his innocence. He listened as the prosecutor, cherry picked lines from different songs, even changing his lyrics. We'll be killed, just like Damn. I haven't lived my whole life trying to Max first album for No Limit. He broke the top 20, Don't they? Government closed my home, but at the time Mac didn't want his mom. She loved to hear it. He is in my hands, a lot of person and that because you know, he don't like the curse in front of me. I'm like well Let me hear it anyway, you know, so I heard it. I liked it. You know, I know it was a lot of it was a little raunchy. I looked at him like, okay. I knew it was all about, you know him, want to get paid and help his family out of the struggles that we would have, and Mac moved his family to a nice house and give them jobs and his production company. His parents even worked at his shows. Things were good. For a while. We probably one of the nicest guys I haven't met his master P again. They got the wrong guy. I mean, we talk about assassin you're talking about verbal assassins were talking about how he killed people with his lyrics. And I think the system mixed that up rap about all kinds of stuff. I used to write while trying to save a world I rap about all types of stuff growing up. You know, and That was actually my favorite type. He was what they would call today or conscious hip hop or whatnot. After I was gone before I signed with the letter, I didn't seem to be able to great throw back then. That's that. But here I stopped making a type of music that selling All over for this music is being used against me. In course, when Max Cherry came back, the verdict was guilty. He got 30 years program a crime like that my life. Like a kid again. I went back to the channel when they brought me back. I was saying that I was angry with God or anything. I was angry, like, knew. How could you do this to me? Max been behind bars for 20 years now. In the time since the state's case against him has fallen apart. For one thing. Another man originally confessed to the crime. The prosecution dismissed him. They said he wasn't believable. I just thought that wants these people saw the videotape profession. I was going home, but I had never heard of anything in my life like that. Like you know, someone confessing to something that person still staying in prison. One of the state's two eye witnesses even recanted, she says now that she didn't see anything, but she was threatened with an obstruction charge if she didn't testify at the time, she was pregnant, and the D a told her quote. You're gonna have that baby in prison. NPR has since talk to new witnesses who tell a very different story than the one presented in court. About what happened that night. My mom gave me permission to go and me and my best friend who lived across the street. We Put on matching skirts and we went. That's Jamie Wilson, she says. There's no way Matt could have been the shooter. We had just gotten drinks and the song was handing. We had missed most of it trying to get a drink. Remember, we were complaining about that. And, um Max started to come off of the stage and then it's like Seconds later, it felt like or maybe a minute or two shots rained out. Remember, he was still right there like this is going on. And so he kind of like, get down, you know, and I ducked. You know, I was freaking out on the floor of my coma. Gone. Are we going to die? Because they're like, Oh, my God. Oh, my God! Oh, my God. And then, as Mac was getting up, he drew a weapon and was like, Where's my mom? Where's Mama? He was asking. Where's his mama? The next day, Jamie went to the police with the story. But she says the detective did anything but put her at ease. I've never felt so small before in my life. It was I think he called me a liar at one point. No, he used liar or you lied or something to that nature. It's like he was except that we existed that that there was someone that is saying no to everything that they're saying. You know, it's like you can tell that they just I didn't want to listen. They just didn't want to hear Max. Many appeals have never worked. His last hope now rests with the U. S. Supreme Court. That's because Max jury was split into two on his guilt. See, Louisiana allowed non unanimous convictions at the time, a century old racist law written specifically to weaken the impact of black jurors. But this year, the Supreme Court actually ruled that that was unconstitutional. But the ruling isn't necessarily retroactive. So while his lawyers work to throw out his conviction Mac's family waits. Of her people say this before, but is really true is when someone is locked up in prison. It seemed like the whole family's locked up, you know? All of us and never feel free until so he's out. Especially someone is there's enough for a crime he didn't commit. But Mac's case is hardly isolated. Prosecutors have used rap lyrics against defendants in hundreds of cases all over the country. Experts say the true number is actually hard to quantify. No other genre gets misused this way, But
Pro Bowl will be played out on Madden NFL 21
"Maybe you missed it. I sure did. But the NFL announced last month there is not going to be a Pro Bowl this season. That's the National Football League All Star game, which is fine makes sense. Not smart to have an extra game when the virus is raging set aside the regular season here for just a second Instead, though, the league announced today players selected for the Pro Bowl are going to face off against each other electronically in Madden NFL 21 the video game From electronic arts.
Kate Winslet Managed to Hold Her Breath for 7 Minutes
"Long do you think you can hold your breath. i don't know no learning sack minute. Well showy try it. Kate winslet just set a record for holding her breath underwater to film a movie scene. She was an underwater scene for avatar. Two and she held her breath for seven minutes and fourteen seconds. No way now that beats the old record set by unsurprisingly tom cruise. Tom cruise held the record for the longest breath. Hold while filming underwater previous to this for mission impossible rogue nation when he went six minutes holding his breath. That's insane kate. Winslet said it was brilliant. And i was very proud of myself and i'll probably never be able to do that again. It came at the end of four weeks of intense training and it was in the dive tank. It was in the training tank. But i loved it so neither kate nor tom will break the real breath holding record anytime soon of you ever heard what the actual guinness record is for. David blaine hold it now. Alec alexey cigarette vendrell. Whoever that is twenty four minutes and three seconds. How do you live.
Latest Game Releases For This Week
"Out this week. Let's start off with a game systems. We already own. You have thirteen for the ps four xbox once which in pc assassin's creed valhalla for the xbox one pc and ps four destiny to beyond light for the ps four xbox one p. c. yakuza like dragon. Ps four xbox one p. c. Just dance twenty twenty one for the xbox one p c switch impious four. Call of duty ops. Cold war for the. Ps four and the xbox one and the kingdom hearts melody of memory for the ps four xbox one and switch the xbox series x which henceforth referred to either as by the xbox x. or the exit. We'll have a bunch of bit games coming out. Some of these will be repeats of games that have already come out you have assassin's creed valhalla. Dirt five devil may cry five special edition the falcon near fief twenty one. Fortnight fuser gears tactics madden. Nfl twenty one marvel's avengers nba two k. Twenty one observers system redo effect connected watchdogs legion. Wrc nine and yakuza like a dragon for the ps five which is coming out on the twelfth. You have the assassin's creed virola astros playroom demon's souls deconstruction all-stars devil may cry five special edition. Fortnight god fall madden. Nfl twenty-one marvel's avengers men eater nba two k. twenty one observer system redo sack boy the big adventure marvel's spider man miles morales and watchdog legion.
How does the Electoral College work?
"This week's episode answers the question. How in the world does the electoral college pick our president. You're listening to the how in the world podcast we're we unravel some of the planet's most perplexing questions in just about ten minutes nope we're not scientists or scholars. We're just normal people who like to figure things out. Sometimes inspiring sometimes informative. Our topics are always fascinating hosted by me mark johnson and my lovely wife me holly johnson. We do the research so you don't have to well. Today is thursday november fifth twenty twenty. And it's been a quiet couple of days around here in the. Us assure was there was something on tv to incessantly. Watch and keep checking my phone about What could that possibly be wrong. Oh how about the twenty twenty elections. It's been a wild couple of days folks in it. Looks like it could be wild for a bit longer. So let's all practice are deep breathing and relaxation methods together. Bring your popcorn as the time that we're recording this. I believe the elections come down to maybe four states that haven't yet counted all of their votes but once they're done it's still not over no not even close because once all the votes are counted will know what the results of the popular vote are. But we won't officially know yet. Who won this election. And that's because not only will there be a ton of lawsuits than we unto way through but also because we don't elect our president based on the popular. Vote like you would in the classroom election elementary school. We use the electoral college. And i've always been a little foggy about the electoral college. So i'm glad recovering this today because it forced me to dig deeper really kind of learn about it or you could have just asked your wife who by the way is a political scientist by education. You know yeah. I've been told that. Before so i get a little invested in presidential elections and the preceding debates and political discussion. So what it's fascinating and also frustrating and maddening and kinda stupid also but so fascinating the strategy. He's not even close anyway. Let's talk about the electoral college. Yup that's why we're here. So let's do it and by the way we're going to refrain from any partisan right discussion. This is just about the electoral college. You won't know who we voted for. So for starters you know how annoying all of those census ads and like postcard mailers and mail and information and more ads and everything was reminding us. How important is that we fill out our census form so that everyone is counted yet. And i remember seeing a ton about the census recently. But i believe you filled out the form. Since you're our families designated form filler outer am. I joined it because again i am a political scientist so data and surveys and stuff like that matters anyway. The census is used to determine a lot of things most notably funding to your state for certain services. So if you have a disproportionate number of school aged kids for example it tells the. Us government that you'll need a disproportionate amount of funding for schools. I mean that's really dumbing. It down but funding is a biggie. And doesn't also tell you how many representatives you'll get in the. Us house it does so every state gets two senators so there are a total of one hundred senators in the us senate but representatives are totally different because their allocated based on the census count. Yes they are. There's always four hundred and thirty five of them. No more no less. But how they're allocated can change. So if everyone emptied out of california which currently has fifty three districts and therefore fifty-three representatives and moved to wyoming which currently has just one representative. Those numbers would turn on their head. And by the way. Alaska delaware montana and north and south dakota and also vermont have just one representative yes and there are also some non voting delegates in the hell. They can do everything. The voting members can do except vote. Hence the name right. They can introduce bills and participate in committees Currently there is a delegate representing washington. Dc as well as one each for puerto rico. American samoa guam the northern mariana islands. And the us virgin islands. They're also talking about adding a delegate from the cherokee nation and from the choctaw nation which is super cool. Yeah it really is. And the senate and house together are called congress and there are a total of five hundred thirty five members of congress. So that's that hundred senators and the four hundred and thirty five representatives. Each state has the same number of electoral college votes. That they have congressmen or women which means each state has a minimum of three electoral college members. Two senators one representative three so for the the smaller less populated states. They're still going to have three electoral college members.
Interview with Voice of Princess Leia, Ann Sachs
"As I mentioned a moment ago and sacks is the voice of a Princess Leia and she is a talented actress for many many years on on stage in both on and off Broadway Productions. And she is the former president and CEO of the renowned theater design firm sacks Morgan studio and you can find out more about her and the fact that she's working on these days at theatrical intelligence.com while and thank you so much for joining us today. It is a pleasure to talk with you and I'm been looking forward to this ever since way just connected. You know that there's just so much we could talk about because of this a project that is such a huge part of American. Well, I guess you could say even Global culture. I mean this thing is reach around the world. And so the original radio adaptation was first broadcast in 1981 and back. In those days you were doing stage acting at the time. Is that correct? That's correct. Yes. I played the leading role on Broadway in Dracula APA Frank langella and did that for over a year and I loved working in the you know, our country's resident Theatres because they're so varied in their approaches to producing plays and then also the theaters themselves very, you know, the little key we do lunch and then they're huge ones and I loved the surprising aspect of of working in different places. Yeah, like your locally we have the Orpheum Theater downtown Phoenix and that is just an absolutely beautiful beautiful theater. Yeah. Yeah. I've been in there. Yes, beautiful never worked there, but yep. Lovely. Yeah. Well, so how did you first hear about the Star Wars project? Well, it was one of those things where I just got a call from my agent and he said that if I was free I was being asked to do a radio adaptation of storm. I said what that is very strange and I guess I had met John Madden once brilliant brilliant director and said he must have been you know on a tight line or something like that, but it just sort of suddenly happened and a couple of days after getting the call. We we started it and it was just a just horrific great son Mark Hamill from the original film was in it then Terry King did dead. How long is solo and Carrie was terrific in that? So it was this something out of the norm for you to get asked to audition for a radio project or or what was that audition process? Like well, there was no addition. I just got called by my agent and they asked me to do it. I guess they must have been kind of dealing with a last-minute schedule or something. But I was asked I could do it and I did it was wonderful. It was a real Joy. Wow. Yeah, just call up and say hey we've got this roll for you. Come do it. Yes, exactly. That's all too rare in the theater and film business. So have you done any other radio projects before this month? Do you know what I I don't think I have I've done radio things but mostly it has to do with interviews and commercials for I was doing but it was a complete surprise and and of wonderful one, huh? That's that's amazing. So the so the film was released in 77 and the radio drama 81. Did you ever think that Star Wars would be such a huge cultural phenomenon as it is today, you know on one level I was I was completely surprised. It's just really the the global phenomenon is something that rarely happens in the world and on another level. It makes perfect sense. It just wage has that you know, the magic. Yeah that that just draws people in and what did you like to work on home? Sure,
People are Flocking To These Weird JOBS!
"Fifteen throwback industries making a comeback this year. Why am I, sharing this with you? Well, for those of you that are thinking about that entrepreneurial venture that you've always kind kicked around your head, you don't have a whole lot of ideas maybe no winning idea yet for some of you who are looking for just a side Hustle to dip your toe in the water to see do I wanna work for myself or do I just want to make some extra money here are fifteen throwback industries making a comeback and this? Is. So. Heartwarming. This is from business insider I. Love this list. Nathan. This is so good. The first one drive in movies this has been great. Obviously cove is kind of forced this onto us, but the drive in movies are great. Especially if you're classic car guy like me and you got the convertible classic car and you got the awesome lady to watch the movie with that's fun puzzles about puzzles. Now, I personally have never been a big jigsaw puzzle guy mainly because I lose interest quickly but I've taken on many. Not, completed very many but that's fun and by the way great creative outlet for kids I laughed when I saw this one, Joe Roller Skating he you know I get some great memories from the eighties at Roller Skating rinks leave it at that but it was never good roller skater stationary now actually very much excites me. Andrea, Bell. Is the director of insights at a trend forecasting company commented on this for town and Country Magazine on the rebirth of the boom of stationary. Again, she said everyone is experiencing digital fatigue. So we are turning into tangible things. And this is very exciting to see handwritten notes. The stationary returning by the way stationary is is great not just because it's allowing you to to handwrite things which I'm just such a big believer in, but also the personal style that you can add to the personal note board games are back on a big board Game Maniac I love Board Games. The reason this is significant is because it involves community and. When we're playing board games we're looking at each other we're talking to each other were listening to each other we're laughing with each other we're competing with each other. Hopefully, we're not arguing with each other, but I will tell you many Coleman, when I was growing up with my brother he and I would compete to the death even over a board game. So there are many times while my dad had to say dudes. Chill out but great memories their role through the rest of these really quick bread baking Genn very labor intensive activity. But a lot of craftsmanship, their house plants, Arcade Games, bicycles, getting out, exercising, and feeling the fresh air inflatable pools. As a dad I have a love hate relationship with inflatable pools lots of love setting it up. Kids are excited about it, filling it up. Kids are excited. You get to watch him play the minute they're done with it. The hate comes out for the DADS right? Because then you got an empty, the stupid thing ruins, your lawn gotta dry that nasty money thing out and put it up. So there you go I get some therapy on that issue video games I I didn't understand how this made the list. I really didn't because in my world with three kids. Video Games didn't go way but I think more adult probably playing video games that I will tell you confess that I have one video game I love playing I did love playing madden, which is the football and the NBA live with my boys until they started to destroy me. At after I would get whipped every time Joe I decided I'm not interested in getting my teeth kicked in every time I play my boys. So I've gone to video game golf and so places a great and so I can zone out for about twenty five thirty minutes rarely does this happen? But every once in a while and the kids are all doing something dad likes to go up there and play eighteen holes of golf and it is very relaxing. I must say so all for that surfing. Vinyl records very exciting that vinyl records and trading cards. The last two of the fifteen things let me tell you why like that. Joe. You know this Madison. This is a word she doesn't even understand. I think Nathan gets his little mass. There's some ageism going on here. Poor Madison is that anything vintage? I'm in. I don't even have to have a personal interest in it but if you talk to me about vintage or show me something vintage, I'm very intrigued by and so the baseball trading cards. Football cards, all these sports cards coming coming back. And the vital records I've always. I've always loved the good vinyl record so. Joe, if, you're looking for that hard to get Chris President for me record player I think would be good.
"madden" Discussed on The Corp
"You know at my job you know. You know at the end of the day you know I make shoes. You know to put food on my table. And to put food and my kids feed my children. and. That's what I. Do I'm a professional you know I mean. I'm sure you've grappled with that as an athlete you know and you know at some point, you'd be said, this is what I do for a living. Yeah. What I do. Yeah. So Professional, what about the legacy of Steve Madden brand I? Have you thought about how you wanted to keep going? You know past you pass when you not involved at all or is it something that it's so intertwined with who you are? No it's GonNa Outlive Me Fisher. And And It's it's got a spirit and I have a whole bunch of young people that I work with at that carry that on. We have a definite. Philosophy in our company and Mantra. And a about who we are and it seems simplistic sometimes, but you know everybody that's down with me. And with the company shares that yeah. But as we've got bigger, it's that's the challenge with a corporation as you will find. Because, you seem to be growing like crazy. That you've got to keep that spirit in your cooper that spirit that got you here. Now as you get bigger, how do I keep that spirit throughout the company because it's so big and you don't talk to everybody anymore. There's there's a time when you go from knowing everybody that works for you, and then all of a sudden one day it's growing it's growing and you don't know after people you never met them and it's like Whoa. Yeah. No, we've had that happened in the last. Yeah. When we all moved here to New York for years ago with eight employees. Now we have two hundred fifteen and that that happened where you're just like wait I? Don't know there's who you just don't know anymore. It's definitely changes who we are, but you're you're absolutely right the spirit and like got to keep that spirit. Yeah. The drive. All right. My last question. Yes. Sir. Are you intimidated by my sneakers and how much have sneakers taking a bite out of your you know? I'd never wear sneakers just just want you guys to know never wear sneakers I work out in. Don't think I'm. I work out in boots Oh my God swag I love. I. Work at boots because in prison. That's when I started. You had to wear steel toe boots to go to what we call the wake pile. It was a waste pile and you weren't allowed in with sneakers. You drop the away on your foot stuff like that. So I always I workout with boots. But before that even sneakers was the enemy. Of Steve Madden. But what happened was I I admire Nike so much by the way. Just, in case you want to know. I think, Nike's just a fantastic company but. We do make sneakers today. and. We're killing it with sneakers. Okay. I'm a big fan of Nike. We have a division called greats. That we just that we just acquired really hipster. Brooklyn. Kinda hipster. Actually I think we're talking to one of your old colleagues Derek jeter about ninety doing something and But so I love sneakers but it's just not from me. So how many days in your life since you were let's say twenty five have you worn a pair of sneakers? You know maybe three days she could swear on it's crazy bushy. So okay what I do so play a lot of golf yeah. I remember the same Golf Club in Florida, and sometimes off the golf shoes, they're kind of sneaker. Rock, those a little bit I may wear the okay but regular. Not cleats but like little things. I kinda dig those that's why I don't wear those. Very little lightning rod round for your here. Okay. Are What Song do you sing in the shower to yourself? Oh my God. I found myself singing the song our house. By Graham Nash. Okay and you know because I was with my kids and they're kind of like. Running around and you know that's on our house that's in the yard gets in the An and then I actually saw it was watching a show. This is US and But they do it in the show and it blew my mind who was so well done. But like that song is in my head now. Metro. Yankees. Yankees now, but I grew up with the eighty six mets Keith Hernandez, and Mukhi. Twenty zero strawberry either Nana's UNDOCK. Yeah and I saw Daryl recently he's the best is great I. Love Looks Great. He's an awesome dude did you party with him in the night did not I wasn't cooling book or kindle? What's that book can? Book. give me one of your favorite books of all time. You're not gonNA believe this I'm GonNa give you two books that I I love it. I'm GonNa give you two bucks. Four Oh yeah. Yeah. So I read that when I was a kid Jim, Bowden wrote announced a pitcher for the Yankees it was the first sort of like hipster sports book ever written. And it told the every it was like a tell almost like a tell all you about major league baseball and it was so funny and so cool. So that was my bet book just I just loved that book and he wrote a bunch of sequels after. And You know the other book that I love. The greatest novel I've ever read is the Godfather Oh. No that people talk about the movie because a great movie you know but the book was so amazing you know. You always I'm always looking for a book that is. Very interesting to read but also kind of teaches you stuff and I didn't know anything about that. Like, the movies yeah. Well, the phone is ruining our reading. Last two for me coffee or tea coffee. and. If you had one last meal, what would that me stay connects and you go okay Oh and I have one last last. I give out madden codes online on twitter. Yeah. The game. Okay. You WanNa do a little cross Promo maybe you give me madden codes for the shoe. Yes. Sure and I'll give those out. Okay. Let's do it like that would kind of confuse the united really dig your your the pizza thing you guys do. Era To go do that with them. I think I got a good joint view that I order up from just literally go with them right now I. Love it always been like a little bit of a fantasy. I Love Pizza. Yeah and you know somebody that's doing the work and do the work we're GONNA crush. Iran is about to go you go which people were going on the street right I'll go down the with them. I'm starving. Let's do. All right. Well, Steve Madden thank you so much. All right, shit you coming on the corporate. Thank you so much. Yeah it's great. Fun. Thanks..
"madden" Discussed on The Corp
"I was so inspired by that you know I I'm inspired I was you know. I'm Richard Pryor inspired me You know. Just. So many artists have inspired me to, of course. You know Earl the Pearl Monroe inspired me Mookie Wilson inspired me I love that Keith. Hernandez. That's my Guy Keith Keith Hernandez. Who inspired you? Who? That's good question I don't even know who is inspired me. I mean my dad. I don't really know. Like we'll. We'll. There's Michael Jordan but there's also like it's a weird profession where podcasting. It's hard to be like, Oh, person inspired me because it's so new and I'm sure you probably were feeling that way like I come up with. This American life listen to all the time. No inspiration. There we go. I just gave you one IRA glass this. American. Life I loved that show. I loved prairie home companion Garrison Wheeler. That was always one of my favorites. I WANNA just. Jump In. For. was. Really. Was Cool because he was fast he was a fantastic hater. But. Also, he was a great glove guy. Gloves the thing about Keith Hernandez you always felt like he was thinking very he was a thinker thinker. So that was that bit going onto. so He Ross word puzzle every day and get what's key. Like what's he thinking about? Like he was be he'd be like holding a guy on first but you knew that he was like got something going on. Yeah and he was like a pitching coach out there too. He would always go talk pitcher and say, Hey, this I loved him. But my favorite player it's interesting that you say that Wilson Moose Great I loved watching Mookie Wilson play because I never saw anybody run like that. So I. So mookie Wilson, they would hit a he'd be on I and it'd be a ground ball to short and he would go all the way to third the guy with Blake routine played a I look you go all the way to third and I never saw two guys ever do that I mean I never seen guys do that. People don't run much anymore. No, I'm thinking of. The guy's name on Hughes played for the reds. Billy. Hatcher no-no like recent Guy Billy Hamilton. Oh. Yeah you. Like that, where you don't see that very often guy gets on first base, you're like he's GonNa Score. No matter what on first base with no outs because he's going to steal a base he's GonNa get get home on a single from second that kind of thing the other the other side of that question I just want to say to you guys as an artist or Creator sometimes The art that you're is so good. You know whether it's You know something like mad men or the Sopranos or A Martin Scorsese film that it makes me want to go back to bed and pull the I I can't do anything there's no point in me. Yeah. Like even doing anything because these guys are such geniuses right so like you know like what's the point go that way all the time you could you could get like that. So rest, it's better to. You know. Like a work of artists just so amazing so But you know, yeah I I am moved a moved by by spikes work in it. made it made me well, he you know he's my age I could do that. Let me try to do something. So it wasn't so much another shoe guy or designer. We'll see let's talk about brilliant because I think you are obviously brilliant because you spend a couple of years at the greatest university on Earth, the University of Miami. Yes. The U. Baby I've sat on that board for Seventeen years shameless plug, the hurricanes, Hanes Baby, and and you were there to fund time when we actually won games. And football. I was actually there just a little bit before the gray you before Jimmy Johnson Great Howard Schnellenberger Howard. A couple years after I left after I got kicked out. But now that you're brilliant has been established many times. Would you consider yourself a math or English person? I'm an English person insured you always have you always hired great math absolutely absolute- that was on it, and that's one thing that I would say to entrepreneurs out there if they're listening is that knowing what you know is a great gift in business. So I'm a terrible math per love have no interest in it and I have these great people I met this. This Indian, fellow name Arvin when I just started out. from Mumbai he's a jotted Gujarat. Gujarati and the guy just we would completely different. Completely straight laced and I'm wild man and he just handled all the finances of the company interest. Allowed to be creative right? Would if we ask someone who's worked with you for a decade decade plus what type of or you are what would they answer true serum I don't know some might say I'm a big pain in the ass. You, know I'm I'm. I'm not really tough. But I'm passionate and if you're not sharing that passion with me, it disappoints me now I'm not really like tough and it really. You know care if you come in at nine, you know that Kinda thing. But if you know if you get there at ten fifteen and you're just insanely passionate, I love it right. But you could get there at eight thirty and be not passionate SORTA not into that. Let's talk about passionate a little bit. What does a day in a life look like for Steve Madden wake up walk me through Wigan up all the way to go to sleep one day. Well, it's different now. You know I had kids. So wins had twins you have three kids and twins, and then I had a baby girl. And So my life is a little different today. And then I also got divorced. So. You're single. I well. No but. You know. Whatever? I'm divorced. And You know. I think about my kids a lot I have my kids half the time. I have a great relationship with my ex wife what do they live? where we have. My ex lives. You know four or five blocks from me. Oh. Great. So we managed that together and. So I think about my kids a lot older with young kids. That's cool. So that's a different. It's a different thing. You know what I mean keeps young so yet, but you don't have as much time. So thankfully, I built. Like we built a great team at Steve. Madden. So it allows me the freedom. to sort of in the old days I did everything. I was touching every shoe. Everything you know just shipping cases, shoes but today because the great team that we have been able to be sort of like at five thousand feet..
"madden" Discussed on The Corp
"It is. Steve, Madden who is the shoe mogul yes? Sir His company Steve Madden. Very interesting career very interesting backstory that we're GONNA get into all of that but you just said you walked in this room and fist pumped us. Now we're in the middle of rotation this in the middle of the virus. Yes outbreak and I mentioned you as like, Oh, I'm sorry we're doing the corona virus fist-bump said, no fist-bump everyone. So let's just get that out of the way because now it's in my brain. So I've always I always fist-bump before the coronavirus I think that handshakes are the dumbest habit that like men have ever created. Where guys hand has been and I'm not like a Germaphobe I'm not a freak just to me. It strikes me as a really stupid habit guy and guys you know guys we're liquid grubby. We like our hands are everywhere you know and and so so the thing is that I was in prison I don't know if you guys know that. No I was. Wow. How was it was terrible so I was in prison for a couple years and nobody in prison shakes him. And prison. Is Very clean. You'd be shocked. It's it's cleaner than the outside because guys or afraid to get sick 'cause it's not a lot of medicine in the prison system. You get sick you're you're you're. Just you're suffering, you can't take. NYQUIL or got nyc right now got that shit got band-aids and that's about it. So you guys. That's what fist-bump started because guys are really clean. I mean. They're the floors immaculate. You know I lived in barracks. You know I didn't. I wasn't in a cell in sick. She lived with like I. Kind of like a barracks lived in Cube which you guys or one other guy. And so that guy's never shake hands in Brazil. Four season but what the hell did you go to jail for so? You. Know I don't know if you saw the movie, the Wolf Wall Street. Yeah. Of A nerd in that, they played me as a nerd. I knew you weren't happy with that. No. I actually said that I wasn't, but in retrospect. I was very happy and that it was the story. My childhood friends raise money for my company and got involved with them and. You know stock stuff and. I'm not proud of it but yeah, the well I mean that that counts as part of your fascinating career I think the ups and downs are incredible. So let's start with the beginning. Then you go back to that but you started as I was I was walking some cleared up the fist-bump cleared up the business all on the same page. Okay. Now that I'm looking very. PRESCIENT. the Corona Virus Little Dino. When I ride the subway, I, always hold the rail with my fist. Bump me. Okay and I think that shaking hands has gotta go. Yeah. Okay Okay Johnny Okay. Done. All right. So you start you are you reading but your back store you didn't come from a creative background your family wasn't I. Think your quote was creativity. My household was like fixing the TV did your homeland yes I did my homework. Yes. You start a shoe company out of the trunk of your car. And you basically built this entire. American dream. So at what point in that start where you're eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty, one, twenty, two, where you're like this is what I wanna do and what was that like lightbulb moment that will. will you packed a lot? Let me try to unpack. Yes. I hear that phrase lot. So basically It was. The first time that I thought that you could be creative and make money at the same time and that turned me on a lot. You know usually like. It was kind of the way it was was kind of like people sort of marched off to work and they they were the artists and then there were the businessmen they weren't. You know they weren't. You're either an artist like a crazy artist or you like dislike straight up, you know businessmen right but this was like a merger of the two you know. and. That was really exciting to me like you could be like creative, but you could also like WanNa make money you know so and today you see people like you. Alon Mosque and. Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, and you know. Maybe you you know yeah, and you know guys that are creative and also into making money. Yeah. Absolutely. So you like both things yeah. No No, you're. You're absolutely right. There is that sense of like they're you know being creative can actually be financially beneficial and also You know I like the idea of making a shoe. and having everybody wear it. And like really Kinda like his wife when she makes her record. She wants to sell it to as many. As. Many people as possible idea that. But you still want it to be cool in creative. You know you're not just making shit you know, right? Can we say Shit? You can say whatever you want how? Did tell me ask the. She started her own shoe company with DSW I said Tell Steve Give me one good advice on how to build platform. So there you go. So she's making shoes with es ws. Sounds like we're coming on your block yeah J. Lo. So yeah, J. Loads did they did have a shoe license? You know she's she's awesome your wife and people love her and I would say I would say that she should be dare to be great. Don't try to be too safe is a of safe stuff out there. To try to be authentic to who she is and I would say to J. Lo if she was here if you wouldn't wear the shoe. Don't make great advice. She wears it like five days a week. Yeah. So So. One thing I would love to pick your brain about is the you start this company and you excuse me, do you call Your Wife J. Lo would you call it Jennifer? What you say I call her let's see. Jennifer. Mucho Macho Macho. Macho. All right. So you start this company right and you basically bring fashionable shoes but in an affordable way. So you're bringing shoes that people might see on the runway and you're bringing that to someone who afford it and buy it and where to high school college or to their job. Yeah. When you did that was that the intention right from the beginning I wanNA make a shoe. That's cool for the everyone can buy or was that something like, Hey, no one's doing this I got to hammer this market. No No. I didn't it I. I ended up in a market by accident. I was just making cool shoes that I thought that. Girls that I knew might wear. And I didn't really have a serious plan when I started I just wanted to make great shoes then. It kind of evolved into. I don't know if evolved is the right word, but it's sort of what happened was I made a shoe, a little Mary Jane Shoe and it seemed to be picked up by a lot of fifteen year old girls You know wasn't my intent and I started calls from the mothers. Do you know where we could find this shoe because nobody was? In those days when I started. Was Thirty years ago it was the JENEX market..
"madden" Discussed on How I Built This
"And please do stick around because in just a moment. We're going to hear from you about the things your building but first a quick message from our two thousand nineteen lead sponsor campaign monitor the radically easy solution to email marketing. Eighty percent of retail professionals indicate email marketing as the highest driver of customer retention. TRY IT FOR FREE AT CAMPAIGN MONITOR DOT com. They did you get a smart speaker for gift over the holidays. Well consider it the gift that keeps on giving right because it can help you keep up with the news just say play. NPR NPR to hear your local NPR station. And all your favorite NPR shows as well. Hey thanks for sticking around because it's time now for how you built that and today for checking back on a story that began about eight years ago in Columbia South Carolina. Gabby Goodwin was about five. At the time and every day she went through the same routine Mama would put pigtails in my hair in for every pigtailed. That was in my hair. There was plastic rats on every every single one of them and usually she had one of these plastic rats in ten of her pigtails. But a me when I was little I will be running around at school and Dan. My mom would pick me up and my hair will be a complete mess I would say. Don't Gary what happened to your bose like what were you doing that. Voice of course is Gaby's mom Rosalyn who started the really fed up that her daughters breads kept coming out of her hair and so one day Rosalyn actually went on twitter to complain about about it just to blow off some steam at didn't think anybody would respond. I got all twitter. Came back on probably in about an hour and had all these responses from MOMS who felt the same same way all these MOMS saying yes. Our daughter's ferrets are falling out too. And we're wasting tons of money. Replacing them Baraza wasn't necessarily looking to solve this problem. She was working fulltime as a healthcare lobbyist and she had no interest in starting a business but a couple of weeks later as I was styling. Alan Gabrielle's hair. I'm mumbled under my breath. Somebody needs to make a bow and she jumped out of the seat and said Mommy. Are we going to make a ball and so so every single day after that gabby would ask Roslyn. Wynonna bows coming when I both come. When are we GONNA make my bows out my comments so rosalind figured okay as since Gabby is so into it? Maybe we could just do this as a kind of science project work on a design for a bread and see if we can make just one just one bret so I they dreaded design with two faces so you could see a pretty decoration. No matter which way the borate was turned and each face. Ace has teeth and craters to trap and gather the hair. So you're basically creating this sandwiching mechanism to make sure the hair it doesn't slip out of the hair. It's Rosalyn looked at this design and she's thinking. Hey you know this isn't half bad. Maybe maybe we can make further type so she gets the number of a couple of engineers and she calls him up and you could just kind of hear them sigh like. Oh God they said Ma'am listen. You've got fifteen minutes so she goes to to meet with these guys in North Carolina. At first things do not go. Well the engineers are looking at this design a hair clip and they're just not getting it an asset. Well you know what. I'm going to run the car. Promise you there's a standard that has fallen off Gabrielle's hair and sure enough at dug in the back seat of my car har down to standards raw that back. In and at that point Roslyn used a mannequin to demonstrate how a standard bread could just fall out of your hair and how her and Gaby Design Works. A lot better and as soon as I did this. The Light Bulb went off. And he said Ma'am we think you're onto something so these two engineers agreed to help her. Make the prototype. They found a manufacturer in China. They made an initial run of five. Hundred Bows and in early twenty and fourteen Roslyn and Gabby put them up for sale on their website. We get our first sale. We're like this actually happening. Like Oh my God. We're in business. They they sold out of the first five hundred pretty quickly so Roslin and her husband to get a few loans to fulfil more orders and when we last checked in with Gabby the company had you just become profitable now. Her bows are in seventy four targets in twenty two states. Anybody could be as long as you have the courage to run a business. You can be four years old and have a business that's Gabrielle. Goodwin her mom Rosalyn founders of Gabby Bose if you WANNA learn more about the company or her previous episodes head to our podcast page how I built this dot. NPR Dot Org. And if you WANNA tell us your story go to build dot. NPR Dot.
"madden" Discussed on How I Built This
"That I hadn't done it. And but you know more than wishing I hadn't done it because that's sort of an empty thing to say. I wish that I didn't feel compelled to do. I wish that I didn't have that feeling that money was everything because it's not. It's not everything so I was greedy and foolish Here's some trying to figure out you. are this creative guy. You create shoes. You design shoes and you've got a really really successful and growing business and then on the side you're doing this. These weird stock trades that are shady and slim shady ultimately to me legal. Why why would you even do that? Stuff on the side you know. Have the creativity in the business because you just you know you just get caught up. Just get caught up in this thing but a certain point. It can't be about money it has to be about fulfillment and weren't you fulfilled killed by just the creation of your shoes in senior shoes out in the world very heavy question how one gets fulfilled filled still grappling with that today. You know so there are moments where I'm very fulfilled. You know and and there are moments when I'm not I was raised to think that money was everything you know. Money is the center of the universe. And if that's what your core belief is you know you'll do anything and you break the law you know. Second money's like a drug in now now we got in trouble in just a minute has Steve Steve Madden pays and pays hard for his crimes and eventually how he comes back to the company he started to make it even bigger. Stay with us. I'm Guy Ross. You're listening to how I built this.
"madden" Discussed on How I Built This
"And today show how Steve Madden took high end shoe designs and give them low end. Prices turned his name into a three billion dollar. Shubra are so when I I was a kid. If you wanted to wear brand names and you couldn't afford the prices you'd go to Mervyn's or marshalls or Ross and you look for things called irregular. Her Adams maybe it was a pair of guess jeans missing Zipper or an esprit shirt with one arm slightly longer than the other and it was no big deal because you you still got the brand and you got it at Marshall's prices but then starting in the early nineteen nineties brands like h. m. and Zara started started to go global and it meant that all of a sudden many more people had access to high fashion designs but at a much lower price and this is the way that Steve Madden. I'd only tapped into but in a lot of ways pioneered especially when it came to shoes with Steve. Madden's you could all of a sudden by a pair of black stilettos. For Seventy Bucks. That look suspiciously like a nine hundred dollar pair of Manila blonde jokes or a sixty sixty dollar pair of Lego like heels. That were a knockoff of thousand dollar. BALENCIAGA's this was the genius of Steve Madden. He managed to carve out not very sweet spot between nine west and Christiane Lubaton now. This approach didn't come without consequences. The world of high fashion is an exclusive exclusive club and Steve Madden is largely unwelcome and one reason pedigree. Steve didn't apprentice at one of the great fashion houses houses. He didn't start out in Milan or Paris. In fact Steve didn't even study design and he's also kind of Brash and the bit of allowed mouth so brash fact that he was willing to break the law to get ahead. Steve spent two and a half years in prison for financial crimes. It's an experience that completely changed his life and we will get there but long before that Steve grew up in Long Island New York kimes a scrappy middle-class glass half Irish half Jewish kid. I was sort of a leader type. Charismatic sort of always pretty similar to the way I am now you know small small and had a big mouth and blue ambitious in little obnoxious. Probably the kind of kid who would get in trouble at school school Yeah I always got in trouble always in trouble. I had attention deficit disorder. I didn't know it then. Yeah nobody nobody knew. Yeah yeah that was the sixties and so oh. They didn't really talk about it then but I couldn't sit still. Yeah and Yiddish would say I had sh BILKIS. Doug right yeah so school was not your your forte now The only difference is that I was. I was a reader so and I loved history and I used to love to read about the moguls. You know that I was obsessed with summary. I was drawn to this thing about Louis. B. Mayer and Samuel Goldwyn in and these great entrepreneurs that I mean at a very young age it was like drawn to it. Yeah why why do you. I don't know why I mean you know I was. I guess it was is the the intersection of art and commerce. Yes it was very interesting to me and still is and those guys came from nothing most of them. Yeah and they were artists but they were businessmen. So is that kind of thing. Yeah Your Dad was in the textile business. whew just out of curiosity was your dad. Entrepreneurial did he have that kind of mind. Yes my dad was but he grew up in the depression and he was very limited if filled with fear because he had seen so much poverty so his he sort of capped. His upside was taker. He wasn't a great risk taker but he was a smart man he was a businessman but he never really made the big bucks because he was very safe which in a way I admire him because he stayed in. It's easy to criticize people like that. But he was always provided we weren't the we were right in the middle. I mean we weren't rich or anything but we weren't aren't the poorest but people got a ten speed bike and they got schwinn. I never got Schwinn and you wanted to be the kind of person who could that stuff. One day I did I always did. You always wanted to fly first class like I'd be riding in coach. You know I was like Doc. Get me.
"madden" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard
"Cool. How old are you sixty one sixty one yeah okay. I just turned sixty one happy birthday. What date exactly march twenty third okay my daughter's twenty seven so i feel like i'm gonna love. You sure you have a very charming accent in the bowels of new york yeah but you're strong. I'm looking at you and i pray that when i'm sixty one i'm retaining the level of muscle mass. You have so i did. A couple of years was in prison. You know it's not something you lead wish. Especially i see dan. There's really not much to do but work out. I am obsessed with prison. I was in a movie about presents as close as i ever got was at joliet state prison and just acting in their steve just spending ten hours a day in the cell. I was like no fucking thing. If i reached my arms i could touch. Both walls still be very bent. That made me feel panicky. Yeah people are fascinated with it because because it's everybody's worst nightmare yes. That's really what it is. It is my worst nightmare which i imagine would become weirdly empowering to have lived through something gene that is everyone's worst fear like beating cancer for and give you this whole new perspective on life as a kid. Stay thank god. I don't have to have a baby because i don't know if i could do that like it's. It seems so terrible yeah yeah bursting baby. I was like a thank god and it doesn't look like i'm going to be going to the war rights because the vietnam war ended the draft was over and there was no draft. There was no war so i was grateful for that because that seemed to me h._b. Unbelievably bad guys just ten years older than you were going to vietnam and getting shot you know prison was the third thing right and i thought well yeah okay so let's start at the very thing you're from queens new york from rockaway. Kennedy airport goes right over the five towns and ferrari bright. My family is from that little neighborhood and you have to have a talion half jewish heff irish. You got the catholic right sir very rare. Irish jewish is very rare yeah. Italian jewish is not as rare. It's not as rare pick. The italian mothers similar to the jewish mother yeah yeah the overbearing overbearing mother irish mothers the not really that interested so dad irish and mom dad was irish and so. How did they meet well. My dad was from the christian part of jewish neighborhood. Oh okay it was a very jewish neighborhood but they had this little town where all the gentiles lived and that's where my dad was from. It was the end of world war two and i think they met at some sorta dance in the neighborhood. I suppose you know at the end of war. Imagine that maybe barriers were less steph jeff because we all gone to war. You felt very unified as just an americares problem agean yeah fifty eight so we'll you remember. I certainly remember to bring it way down for a second. The day of nine eleven and the day after i remember i was in santa monica and i went to <unk> seven eleven to buy shit and there was this bizarre civility to one another that i had never experienced planet earth and i was like a we are all <music> overly aware at this very moment that worth thing and that things under attack and we're in this together yeah born out of tragedy but but it was i was very aware and present for how unique that feeling was. It feels like we're not there right now. No no in fact it would be the opposite. I was it's very in their own camp and almost half to apologize for liking the president or short disliking the pressure know. It seems to be really well well. Our identity is now who we like politically which i think is bonkers. There's so many things like there's so many things that we come on my list when choosing a friend before who who they voted for me personally but this is a very extreme time that we're living in you must admit oh absolutely yeah yeah yeah and there's a bazillion theories. I have my armchair theories reason you have yours but i think social media's to me of very loud megaphone for difference. It must be that because it is extraordinary time. What you can't argue is that this is the most divisive president of all time. That's just not true andrew johnson. They had to get rid of him. He tried to go backwards on a man's patient proclamation. We had a civil war. Yeah i mean if you look at history. Lincoln would have been the most divisive. I mean literally device divided actually think that we're headed towards secession. I don't think it's out of the question. There's so much rancor between the two sides what i praise. It doesn't take something like nine eleven to fucking remind us us that we're all neighbors. I hope we're all enough to get there without some horrific incident. Well even tights america. I mean i've made that argument to friends of mine like people all over the world. We're all the same right now. There's a guy named abdul and his wife is breaking his balls yogi. I just like my wife broke my balls. You know what i mean. We're all the oh yeah ah yes. It would be great if everybody could get with that. Yes we have about ninety six percent in common. We all wake up. We don't want to wake up. We all got it then. Take a shit. We got a feed ourselves. We probably got to get kids to school but the time you get to the moment you would have your political debate. You've done nearly the same exact yangon plant earth. Is everyone else yes and that should be very unifying hainan bonding in my opinion. We're all plagued by being humans yeah. You're obsessed with defecation. I noticed yeah yeah interesting interesting in what way tell me you mentioned. It's just the beginning jews very obsessed with that. Germans are the mount is that cultural characteristic. I read a whole vanity fair article. They've got thirty two hundred words for shitting in the german language. It is interesting isn't it. It is i remember if i had a cold or something thing my jewish grandparents they would wanna give me like ex lax. Okay sure sure get it out. Get it out so mom and dad stayed married. They stayed married. Yes they stayed the fifty years. That's beautiful yeah both gone mix of jewish and christian at the same time in those days. It was rare. It's not rare today. I mean my kid goes to school well. Everybody's half jewish and i of course have this view of that time period that area that's very much informed by goodfellas does bronx tale. I have this kind of ideal at kids running around the street. People playing stickball is any of that. The one that touched me was madman. Oh he captured the essence of the family in the early sixties and my dad wearing a hat going off to work drinking. You know the drinking at lunch. She yeah and i'd watch that show. I feel like i was getting together with my dad seeing my dad so great and what did your dad do. He was a textile business. He sold fabrics to department apartment stores or fabric stores everyday would go off on the train and he'd wear that long coat anywhere the hat and then at night as a little boy pick them up at the train station with my mother a little boy it'd be in the backseat and he come walking off the train same train every night. What was the golden goose for him because see my dad sold cars yeah yeah so i could listen to you like four things. That would have been the pinnacle for him. One was owning your own dealership. You know there's all these things did dad have some obsession as has. He was building his career if he could just like. I think that my dad was so worried about losing everything that he grew up in the depression. He had me at like forty five forty six years old which was hold in those days. Oh shot that old anymore said the guy with a six year old he he grew up in a poverty stricken so his thing was always to have enough money to play golf on the weekends and have a cadillac. We did allow himself. He did okay were always lived in fear be operated out of fear and he would read to me the bankruptcy notices in the newspaper when i was like eleven a ah jake look see what's happening in the country and he would read this stuff and it is colored my business. I started this business many years later. Even though i don't look <unk> very conservative as a businessman i was very conservative and they used to call me chicken little. I used to always think we're going broke and sky was actually served me well because i built a big company so i have a similar disposition and i found at a certain point i had to go. It's time for you to shift gears because because this is gonna be limiting. You're not acknowledging what's really happening. In your has simplistic view you will you'll be limited by that is so was there ever an evolution but to grow a a business if you've gotta fuck in at some point swing for the fences now what you're asking me is deeper question object. What point did you think you deserved. Oh that's interesting all the stuff. I'm i'm a wealthy man today yeah. I don't think i am like i'll say look at tax big baller star well. That's not me and i'll do that like oh. Uh those people yeah that guy's fucking rich people look at me like you up in the hat yeah yeah and i am so my personal life in my i business would separate. I remember in the early nineties buying two pairs of cowboy boots brown and green. I was so wracked with guilt that i bought two para had return uh-huh. Did you have an entrepreneurial spirit as a kid. Were you like always trying to figure out how to make a couple of days. I mean i can remember being six years. Old and nine years is old and being different. I was different. I was always entrepreneurial. Shoveling snow cutting all that stuff caddying and if the guys were good looped up and they shot right well you might get a nice tip. Extra two bucks yeah. How did you do in school. Not well okay well. I have attention deficit disorder. I i was diagnosed as an adult. We didn't know about it. When i was growing up. I loved to read on my own. I loved history when you talked about andrew johnson that sad. Let's talk about that shit like that and that was just self taught. You're pulling your hair out sitting still in classroom for an hour at a time when i had hair i did pull it okay well. That's what happened it did. I had trouble focusing to his health for me. And how did this mix religion play out in the social circle. I kinda dug it. I was so now cast and i kind of enjoyed that and so amongst my jewish friends which i mostly had jewish friends just a little bit different different and i reveled in that jar and then the irish guys you know i was a jew. I'm sure you heard millions of jokes nonstop at your expense of course in how did you i thought it it was great. I enjoyed being an outcast. I didn't really have to pay a big price by the way in that. You didn't get your ass the black guy and a white school right you know something like that or you know the only jewish guy in a school the only indian girl and duluth almost for the sake of this the jewish guy in prison well. He graduated high school yeah i did. I graduate and i went to college. Where'd you go and went to university of miami. Okay florida yeah yeah. I only lasted a year it. Did you like to party when you yes. I enjoyed drugs. Yes me too much. Drugs says says he has are you sober. Yes i am you are assess..
"madden" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast
"When we started that to the we'd get to this and you know that's usually how the supreme pretty good things you know happen is you don't you don't think they're going to be real billeted then you just you'll give it because of the love of something yeah and then it turns into something a lot bigger well s beautifully said in our lives as we through the game and with our children stay and families that that that's that so invitation well said to thank be not honoring you a captive it's a multi if generational jesse madden thing now ever gets that's if if if that's jesse kids hughes parents up this bod now cat grandparents that's gonna that be are that that's gonna play be a madden tough football one for arena grandpa egner duced it do we got jesse to on our side dan to the game now we of gals football sec jesse's through the navid madden kit video force game we'll take or it enhanced their well their we'll love thank of you football both for coming on it's with through us the madden we know you're video you've game you've got i a mean lot it's going on in the bay area it's and a sledge great in dirty things now ahead and i've got i'm sure a quick for madden the madden footfall family story and i think and it coach was mad badin in keep ninety enjoying four the but the for events whatever of the grandsons reason i lived just in san like jacquard diego my by entire does here life in ann arbor i grew up szeswith playing with the new england patriots enthrone the bald aben coats because he was a a mismatch advantage in the game so that's my madden story for ya.
"madden" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Football
"I should always be option to enter fullback emotion either way these meetings have been a staple of john's relationship with ea through the years ago about a pretty easy for us to fix our watch and make sure that anything that happens nfl the we get him to a man get john he was always fantastic about spine is high level trans and almost enforcing tests like hey you guys have that in the game that's like a new thing in football this year and the play my game that that we need a habit even as he's gotten older john continues to regularly host the games developers at his studio in california wachtel i just want you know i appreciate the work the time effort africa knowledge passion at everything you put in remand booted it chance to review the state of madden's game while watching a full slate of nfl games one of the things that was trying to do is make the game look like there's no sheron key really so we got this this satellite to earn i want to thank you very much much much sometimes might during one of their meetings in week one two thousand nine four but god the nfl itself plays out like a moment from madden two touch for mellon's developers who were at the meeting that day the replay of brandon stoke lease touchdown revealed something striking time was running out but it wasn't like zero zero zero on the clock.
"madden" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"Apart two i'm can you actually speak a bit about one one of the things that i i kind of found out through this process that was interesting was about john madden you know fear of flying which you kind of alluded mentioned in in the episode but there wasn't enough time to kinda get into a do you want to speak a bit more on that near it's a shame that was that was one of our one of the late cut is him recounting kinda that story and in really was just coster phobia he said um where uh when he was a coach they flew all the time but he he flew on chartered team jets where he could kinda get up and move around and then once he got into broadcasting uh he was stuck on commercial jets were you really nobody's happy with you're getting up in moving around much i go through all time quote i coached man after i got out uh i a pot of flight who smoothie hack in this feeling just came over me and i didn't know what it was like coincide to get out of there and uh it was the the panic attack and so i made a deal that the off i get if i get through this on a regular out another plant i get to this live and so landed in houston and i got off went to a hotel took a train home and never going again another apply ivc later he became very wellknown for uh for the man cruiser but for a time he took trains and m one one fun part about it that uh i thought was interesting to actually got cut early on was the whole idea that he had been doing that for a year he'd been taking trains for a year and you know the he just say to them oh where where's the next game he had me at all i got to be in dallas okay i'll be there do you need us to pick you up from the airport none no no.
"madden" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"I have a ten year old son who is learning about football through mad i think kids graham today john manley is somehow football and there's no separating him you can tell how people but what they call a mirror people do calmly coach and then people call me mad this you know it's a video game a ceo who buy a house will play mad he'll and then they see minutes the haters mad mad john was inducted into the pro football hall of fame in two thousand six said that camp takes us away a cancer we're kitten wanted bashing not as a broadcaster not as a contributor he was inducted as a coach he is kind of every man's coach i'm a coach yana what i am and everything goes around that i think of history looks back a hundred years from now at the evolution of football i think many people will confused john man is the inventor of the sport i did say to win once i should do you realize that you are immortal and he said what are you main in another hundred years the madden game will still go on hence jordan madden is a motor john loves that he i like what i told him he's gone stay tuned for a preview of the next thirty for 30 podcast jody ever again here thank you to the talented team that produced this thirty for 30 podcast part of an amazing collection of sports stories that need to be heard to be believed and hey you can do that right now when you fly delta airlines enjoy free mobile messaging by using high message what's up and facebook messenger simply log into the inflight wifi and spread the word delta is committed to helping you stay connected when you get in the clouds.
"madden" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"Fell what's up epa also brings in analysts and coaches kid you call the guards guardrail yet where you all the guard we want as well as players like hall of famer marshall faulk the joint john madden and the games producers at years office in florida to review the game when he was on the cover for the most part they spend hours discussing everything from new game features to offense of formation and arrive at fullback mauro writings that always there okay i shall we be an option to that your full back in motion either way these meetings have been a staple of john's relationship with ea through the years about of pretty easy for us to fix our watch and make sure that anything that happens nfl the we get him to a mandate john he was always fantastic about spine is high level trans and almost enforcing tests like hey you guys have that in game that's like a new thing in football this year and the play my game that that we need to have it even as he's gotten older john continues to regularly host the games developers at his studio in california walter i just want you know i appreciate the work the time restricted knowledge passion at everything you put in to a man it's a chance to review the state of madden's game while watching a full slate of nfl games while little things it clause trying to do make the gaining zero he really so we got this this sat up to earn too.
"madden" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"Matt in is a staple player lounges and hotel rooms and a good go of new may i heard it hasn't told me what they're going mandigout beginning water we ties cardiff players do have one consistent complaint their own ratings are only had one player in the history of madden not complain that was emmitt smith years ago we playing for the dallas cowboys and he was in a locker room and the car were locked room and some guy for plan he was watching apply and someone was helen he was whether his holy my i'm doing stuff in in the video game i've never done it again but he's the only guy that ever said you know i'm too good in the game the core thing that stretches through all this with players if did they all want to be better to stat simple the guy responsible for player ratings for most of the last decade was donny more i'm probably better known as the ratings are for madden and that is all my business card he has since stepped back from that role but for years as ratings are this is where the magic happens his cubicle was stacked with books magazines lots of a scouting for may shen enormous three ringbinders pages i mean it's filled with heavily highlighted doublesided printouts basically comments that we turn into numbers though research tools have evolved over the last decade the objective has remained constant there was great pride and great responsibility with trying to portray everything is authentically and accurately as possible if you go back to look at the early madden's there's like five eight ten ratings then we expanded that to about twenty twenty five and now were pushing like seventy seventy five eighty ratings that make up a player even individual team playbook skit translated from the field to the game anthony white has worked on them for over a decade we pay attention to such minute details as what hash mark will they run this play from you know what defence of coverage of their running display for how they blocked in this particular blitz scheme when they're running this play he watches hundreds of hours of game film and to make sure madden stays true to what's happening in the in.
"madden" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"People who assumed they be able to renew their licence with the nfl had to drop everything they are doing development houses cancel their games in someplace glad a business overnight man reclaimed thrown without having to lift a finger on the development side the as exclusive partnership with the league meant no other game could use nfl player names team names or logos there couldn't be another video game about the nfl with the stroke of a pen electron acc arts had vanquished madden's competition now madam faced a different kind of challenge now like the the biggest threat to madness madden itself how'd you develop a game that every year can improve upon the last year d as technology has advanced the video game industry as a whole has pursued greater and greater realism and madden has consistently set the standard d suspension of disbelief kits that much better every year and they've really created this amazing system when you see a player in the game you recognize at player they had her face down to the sweat down to the helmet the scrapes on the helmet the mouthpieces even down to the shoe laces it's something that feels like you're watching a real game of football the result has been a video game that keeps fans coming back every year for its annual release they've sold at least over one hundred twenty five million copies of the game since eighty nine and to put in perspective i mean i think that's over probably four and a half billion dollars of sales that makes the franchise probably equal to if not more than the value of lucasfilm and star wars and some of the game's biggest fans are nfl players themselves audio from all over there.
"madden" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"Madden would have dropped any of the newest technologies that were coming around because you have to have a lot on the table every year for somebody to buy the game again and again and so these are started adding all kinds of things 3d all the camera control stuff he had and all the audio you started to hear deems being announced like you're watching television humor is going to short your day it was amazing eta was recording thousands of lines with john every year in these long reporting sessions this is what football is all about perfect johnny morris been part of madden's production staff for the better part of two decades he says john's demand for authenticity constantly challenged the games writers the audio guys would write the scraps and then they would sort of b in the recording studio with john as he recorded at right erotic so already there's not a fan of some of the lines that we had for the other day murder gurunlian ever drew a beverage wherever wrote that go back that about thought never enters on by and ever ever ever ever noted abuser really some really stupid things ll are other writers now anthony white another longtime member of man's production staff recalls that john accepted nothing less than a professionals understanding of the game waters there was an incident where a one of the recording sessions uh one of our producers mention well when i was a linebacker we did it this way in a coach madden said well you must have been a pretty shitty linebacker.
"madden" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"Regal crown club do i have a product for breakfast you gotta be part of it when you can't be in enclosed environment and and do a football game if if it's cold and snowing or raining you open windows and let it in and so you know what the heck it is and not only do i have to be out in the elements i know this policy sounds crazy bit but we have to be standing up you can't be sitting down and never sat down and a football game a life john was a natural teacher whether describing fans and parking lots or drawing plays on the screen now right here that he was always trying to better inform you as a listener most people don't really understand sports they want to understand sports and john loved educating the public in the game john would tell you why before you go to the polls a foreigner every time that you listen to with john madden coal you will getting a phd in football when i started on the football project i said you know i need some help with football i want to have a expert midtour adviser so maybe i can go find a coach that would do this for a fee but i thought if i'm going to be paying a royalty on a football game then i want the biggest name i can get and it wasn't that hard to figure out that it was john mad.
"madden" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"But madden is more than just a name on the cover you want quick though the hits the bone the thawing awhile it's all here this is fine to tell the story of this huge video game franchise we need to tell the story of its namesake john madden john is in his eighties now and it's kind of poetic that the legacy of this hall of fame coach lives on in a game or remember my dad used through doan my a mechanic and boom he worked hard and here i used to be a sagger get a job or mix from i said not of us don't work he said just play he said there'll be a time when you have to go to work and we have to go to work you worked arrest your life so don't start at too so and my letter be proud to know that uh i never started it turned out the game of football was all john ever needed but his playing career as an offensive lineman ended with a knee injury during training camp of his rookie year with the philadelphia eagles tora everything and in those days once they operated i'm out there just operate lovesick walk together meters no such thing as coming back and i had a go in every morning for therapy and nor van was a quarterback and he would be sit nearby himself watching game fell.