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"mark boyd" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

06:36 min | Last month

"mark boyd" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Sure I've had that experience in my life. But it sounds. Oh, there it is. Let it wash over you, Amber. Hmm. Oh, God, taking you to church back. Gonna all you brought me through. See that you are the one held all too and I never I'll tell you what, as I sit here in the concourse of Mohegan Sun Arena. Getting ready for tip off of the L. A sparks against the Connecticut Sun. I can't imagine how confused these people have been already listening to me yelling scream about Cam Newton. But now sitting here, listen to me Sing Gospel has got to be just above and beyond the call. That is the difference here at Uni Angola Junior. So we will give you that feeling with Marcus Spears in about 10 minutes on this good year program here, but, uh Michael Jr and Amber Wilson hanging out here. We did just spend time talking about Joe Burrow, who we hope is going to make it through a full NFL season and year two, but he wasn't alone in ending last year. On IR ending last year in bubble wrap and ending last year, having to go and start rehabbing an injury here, Amber. We got a bunch of NFL players looking for a bounce back here. Of the group of some of the big stars and debt, Prescott say Kwame Barkley, Christian McCaffrey. There's a whole laundry. Let's tell them is there a particular player or to the you're most excited to see coming back? Well, most excited to see and most important, I think coming back, I think might be two different questions. I mean, like most excited to see, I am really excited to see Christian MMA craft free come back just because obviously, I think he's such a dynamic, exciting player to watch. I always have concerns about that running back position when any anybody is coming back from injury at that position, and obviously We know the lifeline in the NFL at that position, generally speaking, so when you're talking about running backs that start getting injured very early in their careers, you're always going to have that concern. So I do have concerns with Christian McCaffrey coming back. But also I'm excited to see just because I think he's a really, really exciting player. I think Dak Prescott, though, is probably the most notable name coming back from injury and the one that I think will probably most speak heat into nationally just because it's Dak Prescott. And whenever you're the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, there's going to be concerned surrounding you whether you stubbed your pinky toe or whether you're coming back from ankle surgery. Now. Doc is coming back from multiple injuries, and I know that he's supposed to be fine to go in week one. But There's 160 million reasons to worry about that guy. If you're in Dallas, and you know that we're going to hear about his health status all season long and about that tweet lad, and even if nothing's wrong, that's going to be a story all season long, So I think that's probably the most notable of the players coming back from injury. Deck would certainly I think when there I think if we're doing noteworthy, Odell Beckham Jr is probably going to be one. That's up there, too, mostly because his status with the Browns even before we saw him leave the field last year was one that was kind of up in the air production wise. There are a lot of people saw the jump that offense made after he was gone and started to draw a lot of conclusions. I think we're premature. I do want to give the defensive side of the Boston love here because there are two players. One who actually could be more important than were ever given him credit for is Nick Bosa out in San Fran ended last year with that a CL injury. And could have been the M V P of the Super Bowl had the 49 ers 12 years ago against the Chiefs like I think he had what 11 or 13 pressures, some insane, ridiculous volume of pressure against Patrick Mahomes in that game coming back this season. But I do have to say, And this is such a weird infatuation. This probably would not be the 1st 2nd, or third name out of most people's mouths. Derwin James out Chargers 108 tackles as a rookie in 2018, and then last year, has the fracturing his fifth metatarsal after five games and had to undergo surgery. Losing him for the rest of that season. Amber. I still remember Derwin James of Florida State what he did. They played Alabama in that first game of that season, and he ended up actually getting hurt that year as well. But watching him fly around the field. That's a special football player on a team that has been so snake bitten by injury. I just want to see the Chargers be able to have nice things and to have some help on defense to balance out what I'm sure is going to be a little bit of a wake up call for not all things being great on the other side for the young quarterback with Derwin James, When you're talking about a player who can Be a defensive back and he can be a linebacker. You can be a pass stretcher. He can do a little bit of everything on your defense and obviously your extra concerned. And then he's got that huge frame to like. You were worried about this 25 year old coming back from injury, By the way, are you a doctor metatarsal? I'm not a doctor. I am just great at using Google and about standard at reading here. I was very impressed. I thought you got your medical degree. All of a sudden I'm saving that for my future brother in law. Shout out to Ben. You're doing a great job, buddy. We really need you to come through and take care of my sister on that, so I don't even think we mentioned Jaquan Barkley in this conversation. Did we In terms of players coming back from injury? Obviously, that's going to be huge for Daniel Jones. He really needs the help from that position in the backfield. There's a lot of notable players coming back from injury. There are sick one is going to be top of mind for so many people. I have some worries just because he's at a dependent position on a team where the quarterbacks the biggest question, mark and his offensive line didn't get much better this offseason in ways that can help them But at my goal junior at Amber W 7 90 on Twitter. We've already got people chirping here and I should have expected this year at the We've got a tale of two tweets right here at Brown Show a 24 Tweets and Michael Jr is going to be hosted a church gospel soon based on my singing before And then we got the church. Well, Mark Boyd 14 doesn't think so. He said. I'm begging you. Please stop off. Key mark. Sorry that my singing in the middle of a concourse before a basketball game on radio is a little off key for you. I thought it was beautiful. Honestly, I thought it was a beautiful rendition. Your voice rose above all of the in arena stuff that's happening where you are at Mohegan Sun. I thought it was a beautiful rendition. And you did a justice Amber you do you might you, do you yours is the only opinion that matters to me here, So I'm going to rock with that coming up next, though we won't talk to the man who embodies the spirit of that song. We will do that after This word from Draftkings now. Football.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

07:07 min | 5 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Talk. Let's take a few calls. Shall we one? Oh, 5.9 FM. Thank God talk radio. I don't know where we'd be without it. W M A L. Monday on the Chris plane show What Democrats teach Children earth is on fire, and we're all going to die soon, Not am, I tell me what May L All right. I'm going to get to some phone calls. As I promised. Let's go to Jeffrey. Chicago, Illinois x M satellite. Jeffrey, How are you, sir? Yes, sir. Yeah. Wait. I haven't I just want to say thank you, Paul. Would you have done for you know, educate me. I'm a soldier and the other nine National guard. God bless you, Uh, Attack you. I've been in the guard and the reserves of 37 years, some about to retire. Next year in December. But when I picked up on you and Mark I was in Afghanistan. Really, that was so intrigued. And I was like This guy is great. He is truly the great one and have been following you every cent. Aren't you? Kind of go right ahead. I'm sorry. Thank you, sir. You know, living in Chicago. I think it was going to ask for the buck Republicans running around. And, uh, It was funny. My wife for black lives matter and the church member. I'm a church going guy from the church support it. And so one day she came home with a black light. Navin shirt on that said, if you wear that shirt Outside. I promise you I was going by Make America great hat and the T shirt shirt. No kidding. So what happened? You guys still married? I hope Yeah, we should marry all happening. Mary looks sad that so many I'm a black guy, and it's so sad that so many of the people in Chicago A local hood week. I think of course of a couple years ago. It's a test in court. Life before Trump won the election, and the people in the class said, Oh, my God, he got sent back to Africa. You know, she And have the leg women. The last time your family was in Africa. All right, you little common sense there. So I don't take. Thank you. Well, listen, I want to thank you for your service, My friend, and I really, really appreciate it. And don't be a stranger Call again, Okay? Yes, sir. And God bless You Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you, Geoffrey Appreciate it. Let us go to Brenda Abilene, Texas x M Satellite. Brenda, How are you this evening? I'm just fine. How are you, Mark? All right. Thank you, Brenda. Okay. Mark Boyd. I learned to tell you was the beginning of your show. You were talking about Biden screen jail and electric cars and how people are going to have to have electric cars. I don't know if you are aware of this or not. But I work for the U. S. Postal Service on the U. S. Post office who is broke, has bought Mercedes Benz SUVs for the rule carriers to drive. You mean the electric ones? They've electric trucks. No, not yet. These the mercy, why in the world where they buy Mercedes vehicles? Because they were cheap and they are cheap. I don't have one yet. I don't want one there, not a dirt road. Lab friendly. And they're they're They're nothing but A post office is proud that they're going to be spending over the next three years. More than one billion I forget what the Mount Isse On electric vehicles. See that's what they're going to do. They're going to spend our money, not just the post office, but all these Ah federal entities. Going to change them all over to electric. We're gonna pay for all this stuff and it's very, very expensive. It's gonna be a drain on the electrical grid. That's what's gonna happen. You're gonna start seeing brownouts and blackouts in the next 10 years. By the way, brand. I want you to know something. Some of the nicest people I meet work at the post office. People make fun of the post. I don't make fun of the post office. I think it is a brutally tough job day in and day out, and I think People say you're running a deficit. People don't understand the post office budget. Has to account for pensions. No other federal budget has to account for pensions if we had the entire government having to account for pensions Would look worse than the United States Post Office. I'm not making excuses. I'm not a special pleader. I'm just being honest. But the people I meet, particularly ladies, I may say at the Ah, my local post office. Hi, Mark. How you don't always nice, always helpful. You know, dealing with the public's not so easy. I don't know how people do it. I have a microphone but dealing with People from all walks of life. Some of them have a chip on their shoulder. What do you mean? My stamps on it up? What do you mean? I was here three weeks ago was enough. You know that kind of stuff anyway, Brenda, I want to thank you very much. Take care of yourself. Let's continue, Shall we? Douglas, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. How are you, Douglas? What's cooking? I'm doing good yourself, Mark. Very well. Thank you. Well, I'll be honest with you, Douglas. I can barely contain my excitement. I finally finished this book I've been working on for months and months and months, I've had to keep altering it and adding to it. It's going to be posted on Amazon. At some point next week. It'll be out. I'll mention it then. And ah It's time for push back. It's time for pushback. We've made other We've talked a lot about Marxism. We've talked a lot about critical race theory. It is something that was not even in the mainstream of conservative media. Now they're all talking about it, but they're missing a lot, and I want to dig even deeper, deeper deeper and it's not just critical race theory. It's things across the board. And so I just felt I feel this book is the most important book I've ever written. And I'm hoping it'll light a fire under millions of millions of Americans. Anyway. Go ahead, Douglas. Not like your other person was talking about the voter purging What? That That one lady, um.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

08:40 min | 5 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Coming up. We'll take a look at the pandemics impact on the Lone Star state's creative sector and how some performing arts groups they're getting along. But first Later this morning on one a host Jen whites going to lead a discussion about how the Biden administration's proposed infrastructure plan aims to redefine what we mean by the term by covering not just physical roads and bridges, but digital infrastructure and social services like Nursing homes and child care. That may help explain why the proposed package has a price tag of $2 trillion, if it were to pass through Congress, as currently envisioned. The plans focus in Texas would be on our physical infrastructure, roads, bridges, public transportation as well is critically protection from future severe storms and floods. But does that precisely match what Houston and the rest of Texas needs to discern that we look to the latest American Society of Civil Engineers report card grading each state's infrastructure. Texas earned a C to tell us more. We're joined by Mark Boy to principal engineer and an author of the 2021 Report. Card. Market Morning. Welcome to Houston matters. Good morning. Good morning. How do you hear? Glad? Have you with us? How'd you come up with that? See? Great. And what is it based on? Well what a lot went into that we we graded 12 categories, So there's a lot to talk about in Texas infrastructure and two thumbnail that we we come up with the G P A, which was seen now. See is a higher grade. The national average have C minus. And way. Grated aviation bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, flood risk mitigation, levees, parks and recreation, highways and roads. Solid waste transit wastewater. The worst of those were the worst grades were in levees and waste water and dams and highways and roads. Those all got in the range of D Plus or or D. There were no D minuses in the mix. We felt they were good. It was good improvement. In in aspects like bridges, which got a B minus aviation, which got a B minus. On DSA on and so forth, so we can get into the details of your interested in any particular category and in some of the priorities of the of the 55 member committee, Of course, I'm interested in all of it, and we may not have that kind of time today. But let's let's focus on those items that you characterized as As D or worse. What? What do you see as the critical issues with, for example, that the condition of roads in Texas Well, yes, and when it comes to transportation in in general and roads and bridges is winding roads. Bridges of this had got a got a decent grades because we felt like those Vincent's been some funding, and there's been some progress made. But in terms of Trend of of the most important aspects of bridges and roads. We feel like that The current funding levels of resource is from the state gas tax are inadequate to keep up with Texas is growth. The big Big over. Overarching theme in Texas is we got 1000 people a day come into the states and we'll We'll have that for a long, long time to come. Probably repeat myself on that stat a couple times because You know, we often say among engineers here that when people come to Texas, they don't hit the they don't get into their homes, unpacked the suitcases and bring roads and water and Things like that out of the suitcase. We have to provide for them right? So by increasing the gasoline and diesel motor fields tax It hasn't been raised since 91 indexing into two inflation. We think that that's That That's one of the things that that can be done in the average text and spent 54 hours and traffic at a cost of over $1000 out of their own pockets. So, uh, the focus is on funding for bridges and roads. And, um and all the problems that we experience that you experience in Houston and all around ST Did you drill down to individual cities or metro areas like Houston? No, we did not We. The 55 member Committee did consist of people that of engineers that practice in Houston, so the consideration was for the infrastructure of the entire state. And the as it as it is that the The full report cards almost 100 pages long, so it's not intended to be an engineering report nor detailed report every every person on my committee all 55 of our volunteers. That's not to make excuses for anybody. But the focus was Morte to pattern. Our report card closely to the To the national report card on the way we wait. Evaluate infrastructure. Mark Boyd is a principal engineer and an author of the 2021 Report card for Texas infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers Mark thanks very much. Well, thank you. Thank you very much. Glad to be here. Glad to have you with us. Joining us now are Andrea French executive director of the Houston branch of the Transportation advocacy group and Bill Fulton, director of Rice University's Candor Institute for Urban Research. Andrea Bill. Good morning. More. Bring Andrea Let me start with you. How much of the Biden administration's infrastructure plan? If enacted, as is would be spent here in Texas. Do we know Well, we certainly don't have Ah, hard number for that, but we can identify certain projects. Certainly a lot of the metro bond projects that are that are kind of ready to go. But once one hallmark of the Biden plan that he's really reinforced Is that they're not necessarily looking at shovel ready projects. They want you to be really well thought out really meaningful and impactful project that the money is spent on and so you'll see kind of an 8 to 15 year process for the Projects in the funding to actually get rolled out and completed, So I think it's an unknown right now because I think they want to put a lot of thought into it before they just Award the many and give that out to the local region. Bill. How would this plan affect the greater Houston area? Do we have Ah, sense of that? We don't have a sense of that. Obviously, the Biden administration is gonna have to think long and hard about whether to help weather rise your heart and the electricity grid, which was a surprise after the winter freeze. That engineer's report gave energy if he plus s. Oh, that was a bit of a surprise. I think it's true that we will see matching funds for Metro Houston Metro's bonds that will be good for bus, rapid transit and light rail. It would be question I think, is how much is the Biden administration willing to put into the whole water flood control? Situation. There's almost endless meager on that in Houston, and a lot of it depends on there. Just a few sticks. Just divide them in the station. Wanna, you know, politically punished Texas or reward? Houston? Andrea, if you had your druthers, is that where you would want to see this? This funding focused. I think the funding definitely focused on still mentioned matching the bond projects for Metro. There's a lot of Economic vitality that can happen as a result of connecting the light rail out to hobby on. There's been a lot of talk about that and what that does for the communities around those areas. So I think that would be certainly something that would be a massive boost for our region and for our urban area on and then, additionally, The really the strong investment in electric vehicle incentives and charging and that type of infrastructure. I think it's another great asset push for the Houston region. As we look at things like climate change in air quality, which is no. It's a major issue for the Houston region. Get to that point bill. We have long struggled here in Houston to get our roads and other transportation infrastructure to keep up with population growth and sprawl. Our previous guest noted how 1000 people come to Texas every day. And, of course, tens of thousands come to Houston Houston area Every year. We widen roads..

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

07:30 min | 5 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Later this morning one a is going to explore how the biden administration's infrastructure plan seeks to redefine the term beyond roads and bridges but physical infrastructure including future severe storm and flood protection may be just what the houston area needs. Most i'm craig cohen today on houston matters. What a recent engineering groups report card for texas says about our infrastructure needs and what projects couple area transportation experts think should be done. I also this hour. Fifty one years ago today marked the beginning of the most successful failure in us spaceflight we hear from the astronaut at the center of it then the impact arts and culture has had on texas over the last decade and has struggled to have in the years since the pandemic began we dig into the numbers and talk with asleep at the wheel. Frontman ray benson about the effect covid. Nineteen had on his band other artists in the professionals who rely on. We'll start with a news. Update from npr. Stay with us. this is houston matters. I'm craig cohen good morning coming up. We'll take a look at pandemics. Impact on the lone star states creative sector and how some performing arts groups are getting along but first later this morning on one a host. Jenn whites going to lead a discussion. About how the biden administration proposed infrastructure plan aims to redefine what we mean by the term by covering not just physical roads and bridges but digital infrastructure and social services like nursing homes and childcare. That may help explain why the proposed package has a price tag of two trillion dollars. If it were to pass through congress as currently envisioned the plans focus in texas would be on our physical infrastructure roads bridges public transportation as well as critically protection from future severe storms and floods. But does that precisely match what houston and the rest of texas needs to discern that we look to the latest american society of civil engineers report card grading each state's infrastructure texas earned a c to tell us more. We're joined by mark boyd. Principal engineer and an author of the twenty twenty one report card market morning. Welcome to houston matters. Good morning good mornin. How'd you hear. How did you come up with that. C-grade and what is it based on. Well why a lot went into that. we We grade twelve categories. So there's a lot to talk about in texas infrastructure and To to thumbnail it we come up with a gpa which was see now. See as a higher grade the national average of c minus and We we We graded aviation bridges. Dams drinking water energy flood risk mitigation levies parks and recreation highways and roads solid waste transit. The worst of those were the worst grades we're in levies and wastewater and dams and highways roads. Those all got in the range of d. Plus or or d were no d. minuses in the mix. We felt that were good. It was good improvement in In aspects like bridges which gotta be minus aviation. It's gotta be minus And so on and so forth so we can get into the details of. You're interested in any particular category and in some of the priorities of of fifty five member committee Of course i'm interested in all of it and we may not have that kind of time today. But let's let's focus on those items that you characterized as as d. or worse. What what do you see. As the the critical issues with for example the condition of roads in texas well yes and when it comes to transportation In in general and roads and bridges is. I mean roads. Bridges as i said got a got a decent grade because we felt like those been since. Been some funding and then some progress made But in terms of tran of a of the most important aspects of of bridges and roads we feel like the. The current funding levels resources from the state. Gas tax are inadequate to keep up with texas growth. The big the big Over over arching theme in texas is we got a thousand people a day. Come into the state and we'll We'll have that for a long long time to come Probably repeat myself on that stat. A couple of times because you know we often say Among engineers here that when people come to texas they they don't hit the they don't get into their homes impacted. Suitcases bring roads water and things like that out of the suitcase. We have to provide for them right so by increasing the gasoline diesel motor fuels tax. That hasn't Been raised since ninety one and indexing him to to inflation we think the pats the that's one of the things that That can be done in. The average texans spends fifty four hours in traffic at a cost of over a thousand dollars out of their own pocket. So the focus is on funding for bridges and roads and And all the problems that we experience that you experience in houston all around state. Did you drill down to individuals cities or metro areas like houston. No we did not We the fifty. Five member committee did consist of people that of engineers that the practice in houston so the consideration was for the infrastructure of the entire state and as the as it as it is the full report cards almost a hundred pages long so it's not intended to be an engineering report nor a detailed report every every person on my committee fifty five of volunteers. That's not to make excuses for anybody. But the focus was more to pattern. I report card closely to the to the national report card. In the way we we evaluate infrastructure. Mark boyd is a principal engineer and author of the two thousand twenty one report card for texas infrastructure from the american society of civil engineers mark. Thanks very much. Well thank you. Thank you very much. I'm glad to be here. Glad to have you with us joining us. Now our andrea french executive director the houston branch of the transportation advocacy group and bill fulton director of rice. University's kinder- institute for research andrea bill. Good morning good morning andrea. Let me start with you. How much of the biden administration infrastructure plan if enacted as would be spent here in texas. Do we know so. We certainly don't have a hard number for that but we can identify certain projects Certainly a lot of the metro bond projects that are that are kind of ready to go. But one one hallmark of the biden plan But he's really reinforced is that they're not necessarily looking at shovel. Ready projects They want these to be really well. Thought out really meaningful and impactful projects with the money is spent on. And so you'll see kind of an eight to fifteen year process for the projects and the funding to actually rolled out and completed. So i think it's an unknown right now Because they wanna put a lot of thought into it before they just you know award the money in.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

05:49 min | 7 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"I thought this now what do I need to do? Uh, so that that's why that's that's been really exciting. It's a good point there. There's a big difference between entertaining meetings about gaming versus we need a gaming strategy wage. What you do for us? Can you can you create that so I know you gotta go soon. I want to give you one final thing to wrap up on what is one thing you're particularly excited for when it comes to the future of marketing via gaming. Gosh, I mean everything I it's so energetic just now. I think that's the thing. I'm most excited about is the cross of the it's Brown's have gone. We've done very little in this space. And now we want to do something really big. This is going to be the key platform for engaging young people offer engaging audiences. I think that's that that's going to really important. So I'm super excited but that and because we, you know the scale we've got and the excess we've got links it that I know we're going to get some brilliant stuff and you know, we've got a great team run that already so I'm suck. posted by that, but I'm also really interested just in the how this continues to grow how the aesthetic of gaming and the language of gaming and gaming engines and all of those things are going to come back out the other way and inform culture more generally and rather than this kind of them enough this sort of subculture type thing is to see reading in a way that is really quite unprecedented is to see a whole new mature vertical cultural Category 5 at scale sort of emerge, but it maybe not since you know, you tell me what you think but you go, you know, we've got film and music and obviously TVs involved with choice on demand and things like that social has been uh, super super exciting but getting is is is is really very different but I think birth Also going to become the same as everything else. So I'm I'm I'm really excited about that and being able to strategically understand that and to playback. Into culture is going to be super exciting as well. So so yeah, don't don't get wise gaming but to understand really, you know, the power of I think that's going to be, you know to hate feeling too..

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

05:19 min | 7 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"On the other side. That's why we took the view that actually as a Brand Tech we needed to be making some Strategic investment. I will continue to make strategic investments in the gaming space and that gives us a level of foresight and sort of thought of you going forward of what of where the market is going with a key players are going what's what's coming up and that allows us to age. Two particular plan those bigger campaigns which need more development type because the nature of gaming but it also just gives us fantastic access. So we are it is getting us in that month c-suite leveled in the gaming business where I don't think Brands and and agencies have got that kind of access before because really they're they're often getting um, uh access when games are already in market so that that that that's been really important for us and I think it just sends certainly feedback I've had is has been really strong. It says no signal that we're serious about gaming and you know, we've got kind of real intent so already the kind of conversations that we've been having our leading took it fast to to senior and really quite meaningful Partnerships. Yeah, um, mr. Jones portfolio, and actually I'd love if you could even expand a little bit more on that especially, you know, New partnership with Griffin gaming partners and just that really unique relationship that gravity Road has where you're basically ground floor creative for all these different companies and I can't I don't have the entire you and mr. Jones a portfolio, but there early investors in Pinterest and neon take enhancing the antic the developers Pokemon go. Yeah, and I just realized I'd never heard that actually pronounced out loud normally seen it written. But what else does that bring that that whole you and Mister Jones and all the other components off of this growing and really cutting-edge company. What would roll is gravity Road playing within that larger ecosphere? Well, it's it has been off for us. It's a dusting so fantastic and fascinating brag, we joined the group three years ago. So that that you mr. Jones group is a Brand Tech fund that is looking to suck. Build the a marketing Services Group for the future. They have not, you know a long way from a field agency model and they are making very smart strategic investments in a hall portfolio of businesses around 6 eight people at the foundation who's in that sort of Fantastic Beasts. I think digital human work. They are companies as also Niantic who you mentioned who we have working with through data a lot of people powered marketing and a whole range of other areas that I don't think anybody else is the key apart, but I'm pulling into a solution as a as a sort of modern marketing Services.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

05:18 min | 7 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"Case in in League, you know, I think that's that's a great standard to to try and hold ourselves to there's something of this, you know, don't bold hadn't been done before adds value and you know for everybody for all stay home. It's in that sweet spot in the Middle where it's kind of super smart and you know, everybody wins from that and I think people have just got to be just got to be dead. Told that that will that will come when the as a marketing communities more confident about gaming we have people who say I want to talk to us in the water. We've got people who go that time has passed. I want to get a disproportionate share of voice arrivals or attention a few metric is and now it's time to be kind of bubble. So I you know just see which is going to see more and more examples of that. But my hope is that everybody involved will try and not just to replicate the models of digital advertising or sponsorship which needed to change themselves. I'll try and be a bit kind of Boulder and I think if it part of bed set down and suddenly that's our model is with developers. We're very keen to understand, you know, what their interests are and how we can align Brown I think people can sit down and everybody wants out of it. Then you're going to get too much more kind of exciting ideas, right showing an understanding of the community. I think is really just so cause it and that shows its self through creative Partnerships. I've been a huge rocket League player for a long time and I think for at least two years now, I have been like argh for the campaign that Ford just announced like two weeks ago, which is let's bring a consumer car into the game. Let's figure out how we can get the Billboards activated that it's just in the rocket League Stadium because they're just advertising psionics right now and it's that's the developer of Rocket League people in familiar and it's that's just free white space. Basically that has not been utilized and then for took it an extra step further by doing a freestyle competition, which I think is really smart shows by rocket League contents at and I also saw a cut in where they had a unique anime. We're a Ford truck pulls a refueling for the Boost pads around the the rocket League map. And that's the kind of smaller creative aspect that shows an understanding of the game title shows a connection to the community and adds value to it. Even when you're a brand like Ford which isn't necessarily inherently a totally cool brand. It doesn't matter. If you show a connection to the community the community is going to intern support that deal. Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. And I think you probably got a lot of a lot of freedom around that as well. So to be able to probably have more freedom in that office space is cold as you.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

03:31 min | 7 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"So I think there's there's room for some quite sophisticated Partnerships when people sit down understand what they've got to bring to the table I look at and I really aligned on strategically what they want to achieve then you know, that's where the these kind of Partnerships become really quite become really quite exciting you bring up exactly what I was going to ask you thank you for making my job easier by segueing your answer into the next thing I want to bring up which was the value of creativity in this space and not a brands are finding really new Partnerships and new aspects of Partnerships where hey we want to get into gaming. What can we do in this space with that unique that nobody's ever done before and we saw that with MasterCard and League of Legends by taking the brand inside the rift and putting the logo and creating in-game Stadium signage Inside Job. Give Legends it's it's breaking barriers. It's doing new things and as gravity roads, one of your Chief outputs is creativity. And I feel like there's so much room in the gaming world for Creative brand Partnerships be just because of how relatively new it is and how much opportunity there is across it. Do you see that as well that there is just a wide field basically of untapped opportunities. Just waiting for the right creative mind to come up with the with the brand partnership. Yes, I would caveat that by saying though. I also have some concerns. I think there is I think there is some lazy branding work being done. I think there is some badging and bantering some title sponsorships which are are really I mean and this was one of the reasons we we're leaning in so heart is dead. Is which are really replicating the old sponsorship bottle in in gaming which I don't don't think does anybody good service. I think it looks lazy from the brands. It looks like they don't understand these consumers and this world and from you know, a Fan Experience. I think it's just become stuff and a club and actually because this is your pet, you know, this is a sort of your passion not getting it right. I think the cost is potentially the risk for Brands is very high so long I I have concerns that there is not enough ugh a strategy and be creative being kind of applied to this area. So I think that that's really important. I think there are bound tastic opportunities Within game and I think I think that's really exciting in Esports. There are lots of opportunities wage. Around the events themselves and I think you know the whole social space and particularly the opportunity in in some building community and delighting people there is is kind of super exciting so so yeah, I think the I think the bar is uh, well, we're all still setting the bar and then you mentioned, you know, the Louvre.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

03:24 min | 7 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"Was on T A but yeah. Yeah. Oh absolutely. I thought was great great bit of work and felt really fresh and and exciting. It's moments like that that you go, you know this thought that no longer being a sub-culture but being culture itself, you know, it's very odd to Target particular groups outside outside gaming just now. And brands have an impact as well on turning that into culture Nike especially in a lot of the you mentioned the automobile category when Brands like Mercedes or BMW start putting their wage behind your entity your your league and in this case where that's going to it's a mark of hey, we've arrived in culture and we have an important audience that these Brands want to reach these brands that are seen as cool that a lot of their market value is because hey, we're cool bread. Like we connect well with the audience and we're going to support this and intern that's going to pay dividends back to our brand and if you're if you're an Esports organization, like a cloud 9, you get a pack of your players in on BMW's and then they're wearing new custom Puma shoes. That's cool. That's like that's that's good brands play a role in kind of reinforcing where Esports Right now, yeah, I mean the the doesn't brands that we all recognize and have admired and and particular values and Equity that they they built up over time. If you're an e sports athlete that had been used to seeing, you know, Formula One races or NASCAR races, you know bedecked with logos and art and things like that you want to you know, I think you're interested to see kind of a similar kind of respect given to you and and and shown I also change things. So you'll you're there are brand attributes there and brand Equity that you can borrow and and and and leverage. Oh, that's kind of really important. I think the second thing that's interesting is that I'm particularly when these words are developed in in in games engine images is brands that you recognize from the real world that can actually give the experience. Um depth and make it feel more kind of hyper realistic. So the kind of crossover those those things is is is really valuable and of course brands have some significant wage marketing muscle to bring as well. So where they can point customers or or they're going to commit a certain amount of marketing spend behind kind of project that can that can really, uh that can really help as well. But I mean what we we hope what we're seeing is that mature sophisticated businesses, whether it's Brands outside gaming who wants to come in or you know is teams and individuals and and and franchises within the sports themselves that everybody has increasingly these days people have a lot to bring to the table and so it's not just money but friends may have, you know through there and and channels and paid channels might have fantastic reach then they have a whole range of other resources that are people Interested in and they said that.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

05:30 min | 7 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"A bringing back new people and then yeah not losing people like like the Video Game World used to well. Yeah, but I think the the other fundamentally different thing is that gaming has become social as well. So I'm I'm doing the we're doing this podcast as the gravity Road Discord change will be blazing as I put these playing on that they're playing on that because particularly at the moment nobody's going to nobody's out about but lots of people in the team are enjoying playing together, uh, play games together and being able to chat around that. So again, it's the it's one of the really exciting things about gaming is a it's a fundamentally social thing and that's often what brands need is part of that experience is it is to make connections between people and and gaming is doing that in Spades just it's certain wage. It's actually in some ways better at facilitating connections. You know, a lot of I want to talk is okay. Well, this is how people are placing the socialization via the pandemic but I'm finding that gaming is actually create connections that weren't existing even prior to the pandemic. So especially Among Us and the growth of Among Us. I was playing with my girlfriend's older brother and my college friends and some people I met in Las Vegas and then my brother and some of his friends at this entire group was coming together a group that generally wouldn't have anything to talk about that was all playing among us together and was developing friendships through a video game and they would never been in the same Circle. They just had some you know, a degree of separation and it all connected around Among Us in a suit. It's so interesting isn't it? You don't and those are moments that that you know, we're post-super Bowl. I mean that's a slightly different thing is one big, Gerogia. The friends are you know always Keen to create these sort of sociable moments where people come together and you're creating intimacy and good times and communication and all those all that good stuff and gaming is just a new.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

05:20 min | 7 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"Those and what they've done in gaming over the last year Travis Scott in fortnite marshmallow in fortnite Avengers in fortnite from the film and T World Terminator. I believed. Yeah, it's all Epic Games in fortnite. But then you also have Louis Vuitton in League of Legend who have take your pictures. For sports athletes playing video games. I just saw NFL player trying to figure out who the best war zone player is and War Zone people lining up to play with him and the amount of money it all seems to run through gaming and it feels like that only started happening, maybe three or four or five years ago, you know soundtracks were always a huge part of video game. So that was the thing and there were some brand jeans here and their surrounding the gaming world, but it feels like a light switch went off. Is that your feeling about it to what was a a moment where you started to see? Okay, the floodgates opening and Brands and everybody else is figuring out a gaming strategy. Yeah. It's interesting. You you you mentioned some of those consumer Brands and and you know musicians and and the fortnite work is on Sabine sort of predicted chemical and and as good everybody excited better. I I think it's particularly interesting when you see dead. Brands like Louis Vuitton and lvmh getting involved. You'll seeing financial services and change Banks and and and and and the automobile category when they're moving there at scale. It's clear some things going going on. But this crossover has been happening while you know, you look at you know senior Netflix execs joining riots and things that it's not just these are not this convergence is is is is more than skin-deep. This is a significant shift and I think it was kind of important to realize his it's not just about people commenting coming to gaming I think my boss the aesthetic of gaming the visual look and feel and sounds and and the user interface all that kind of the ux all that kind.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

07:17 min | 7 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"Weeks ago to announce a new marketing practice and I enjoyed the conversation so much that I had to have them on the show dead. So Mark, I think the first question when it comes to the new practice, why was now the perfect time getting food poisoning the perfect time I think are always about time is I think we were feeling there was just such a momentum coming from clients is is is is one off a bit. So I think we could see the kind of client-side demand. I think you know 2020 was uh, I think a particular with a kind of extraordinary conditions in that year and people being at home just saw our kind of a sort of Tipping Point in a game that Assumption of of of gaming we might have play time that people were kind of evolved in so I thought I think that was kind of important but I think fundamentals Like we just saw a shift from gaming becoming being a subculture into culture itself more generally. I'm fascinated by the amount of whether it's kind of cross over into the aesthetic of gaming coming into fashion and similarly into sports. You might have talent pool areas investing in the gaming space. It really kind of crossed over and I think particularly young adult culture but culture more generally is so confused by informed by Gaming at that moment. It was the right thing for a kind of culture energetic creative business to to to be in and and you know final trigger points, where were some wins on home in the in the gaming space particularly develop a Brands. We just wanted to wanted to get involved. I also think as you can see that kind of tip report and the market maturing wage I'll point of view always with marketing is is is it's not an overly complex proposition. It's the clues off the talk to us but markets and that's about understanding people and although gaming is new and exciting and we're bringing we brought in at some really interesting people and team work on that, etc. Etc. The the fundamentals are still the same and what we were getting pushed on by both clients outside gaming wanted to get approved in in that kind of space. Some of this is bigger us Brands and international Brands but also by businesses and the gaming space is they wanted to see some of that kind of best practice and the kind of disciplines of marketing and communication brought to to gaming and that it's not a it's not a kind of dark heart wage. And you know feedback we were getting was there was a bit of there's a bit of smoke and mirrors around this and you know, uh, some of the fundamentals marketing, you know are just as relevant there so long, you know, all of those things coming together, you know, just you know made it's made us very excited about it. Absolutely. You mentioned the convergence of cultures with gaming and it's truly remarkable. When you think about what really are the pillars of culture and entertainment you have the music world. You have the film and T world you have passion you have sport you have all these different things and their Myriad of examples for every single one of those and what they've done in gaming over the last year Travis Scott in fortnite marshmallow in fortnite Avengers in fortnite from the film and T World Terminator. I believed. Yeah, it's all Epic Games in fortnite. But then you also have Louis Vuitton in League of Legend who have take your pictures. For sports athletes playing video games. I just saw NFL player trying to figure out who the best war zone player is and War Zone people lining up to play with him and the amount of money it all seems to run through gaming and it feels like that only started happening, maybe three or four or five years ago, you know soundtracks were always a huge part of video game. So that was the thing and there were some brand jeans here and their surrounding the gaming world, but it feels like a light switch went off. Is that your feeling about it to what was a a moment where you started to see? Okay, the floodgates opening and Brands and everybody else is figuring out a gaming strategy. Yeah. It's interesting. You you you mentioned some of those consumer Brands and and you know musicians and and the fortnite work is on Sabine sort of predicted chemical and and as good everybody excited better. I I think it's particularly interesting when you see dead. Brands like Louis Vuitton and lvmh getting involved. You'll seeing financial services and change Banks and and and and and the automobile category when they're moving there at scale. It's clear some things going going on. But this crossover has been happening while you know, you look at you know senior Netflix execs joining riots and things that it's not just these are not this convergence is is is is more than skin-deep. This is a significant shift and I think it was kind of important to realize his it's not just about people commenting coming to gaming I think my boss the aesthetic of gaming the visual look and feel and sounds and and the user interface all that kind of the ux all that kind of stuff comes to is coming to The Forum off. Culture more generally and I think that's what's that's what's kind of interesting. So, is there a Tipping Point? I mean, I think we'll kind of reflect the conditions of twenty twenty years with everything else just drove a kind of digital acceleration and I think it I think you know twenty or Twenty will be a kind of significance just move in terms of the muck need Services Industries appreciation of gaming and maybe somebody joke to me the other day that it was actually quite often people in marketing Services back in at home and seen their young or too seen that teenage a children playing gaming but I think actually I think with that that actually those statements actually frustrating cuz the lies of sorts of prejudice about gaming and that is just teenagers that do it and I think that's also the marketing industry's kind of wake up and realization you dead. You have a streamer is is is is 34 just now, you know, lots of people have got into gaming when their teenage teenagers but but

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Why Gaming Is A Creative Brands Paradise With Gravity Road Founder Mark Boyd

Esports Network Podcast

07:17 min | 7 months ago

Why Gaming Is A Creative Brands Paradise With Gravity Road Founder Mark Boyd

"Weeks ago to announce a new marketing practice and I enjoyed the conversation so much that I had to have them on the show dead. So Mark, I think the first question when it comes to the new practice, why was now the perfect time getting food poisoning the perfect time I think are always about time is I think we were feeling there was just such a momentum coming from clients is is is is one off a bit. So I think we could see the kind of client-side demand. I think you know 2020 was uh, I think a particular with a kind of extraordinary conditions in that year and people being at home just saw our kind of a sort of Tipping Point in a game that Assumption of of of gaming we might have play time that people were kind of evolved in so I thought I think that was kind of important but I think fundamentals Like we just saw a shift from gaming becoming being a subculture into culture itself more generally. I'm fascinated by the amount of whether it's kind of cross over into the aesthetic of gaming coming into fashion and similarly into sports. You might have talent pool areas investing in the gaming space. It really kind of crossed over and I think particularly young adult culture but culture more generally is so confused by informed by Gaming at that moment. It was the right thing for a kind of culture energetic creative business to to to be in and and you know final trigger points, where were some wins on home in the in the gaming space particularly develop a Brands. We just wanted to wanted to get involved. I also think as you can see that kind of tip report and the market maturing wage I'll point of view always with marketing is is is it's not an overly complex proposition. It's the clues off the talk to us but markets and that's about understanding people and although gaming is new and exciting and we're bringing we brought in at some really interesting people and team work on that, etc. Etc. The the fundamentals are still the same and what we were getting pushed on by both clients outside gaming wanted to get approved in in that kind of space. Some of this is bigger us Brands and international Brands but also by businesses and the gaming space is they wanted to see some of that kind of best practice and the kind of disciplines of marketing and communication brought to to gaming and that it's not a it's not a kind of dark heart wage. And you know feedback we were getting was there was a bit of there's a bit of smoke and mirrors around this and you know, uh, some of the fundamentals marketing, you know are just as relevant there so long, you know, all of those things coming together, you know, just you know made it's made us very excited about it. Absolutely. You mentioned the convergence of cultures with gaming and it's truly remarkable. When you think about what really are the pillars of culture and entertainment you have the music world. You have the film and T world you have passion you have sport you have all these different things and their Myriad of examples for every single one of those and what they've done in gaming over the last year Travis Scott in fortnite marshmallow in fortnite Avengers in fortnite from the film and T World Terminator. I believed. Yeah, it's all Epic Games in fortnite. But then you also have Louis Vuitton in League of Legend who have take your pictures. For sports athletes playing video games. I just saw NFL player trying to figure out who the best war zone player is and War Zone people lining up to play with him and the amount of money it all seems to run through gaming and it feels like that only started happening, maybe three or four or five years ago, you know soundtracks were always a huge part of video game. So that was the thing and there were some brand jeans here and their surrounding the gaming world, but it feels like a light switch went off. Is that your feeling about it to what was a a moment where you started to see? Okay, the floodgates opening and Brands and everybody else is figuring out a gaming strategy. Yeah. It's interesting. You you you mentioned some of those consumer Brands and and you know musicians and and the fortnite work is on Sabine sort of predicted chemical and and as good everybody excited better. I I think it's particularly interesting when you see dead. Brands like Louis Vuitton and lvmh getting involved. You'll seeing financial services and change Banks and and and and and the automobile category when they're moving there at scale. It's clear some things going going on. But this crossover has been happening while you know, you look at you know senior Netflix execs joining riots and things that it's not just these are not this convergence is is is is more than skin-deep. This is a significant shift and I think it was kind of important to realize his it's not just about people commenting coming to gaming I think my boss the aesthetic of gaming the visual look and feel and sounds and and the user interface all that kind of the ux all that kind of stuff comes to is coming to The Forum off. Culture more generally and I think that's what's that's what's kind of interesting. So, is there a Tipping Point? I mean, I think we'll kind of reflect the conditions of twenty twenty years with everything else just drove a kind of digital acceleration and I think it I think you know twenty or Twenty will be a kind of significance just move in terms of the muck need Services Industries appreciation of gaming and maybe somebody joke to me the other day that it was actually quite often people in marketing Services back in at home and seen their young or too seen that teenage a children playing gaming but I think actually I think with that that actually those statements actually frustrating cuz the lies of sorts of prejudice about gaming and that is just teenagers that do it and I think that's also the marketing industry's kind of wake up and realization you dead. You have a streamer is is is is 34 just now, you know, lots of people have got into gaming when their teenage teenagers but but

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"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

04:02 min | 7 months ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"You wanted to choose gravity road is a part of you and mr. Jones a leading Brand Tech crimp in coordination with the announcement of the new marketing practice. They also announced an investment in gaming VC fund Griffin gaming Partners. I talked with Mark for an adweek article a few weeks ago to announce a new marketing practice and I enjoyed the conversation so much that I had to have them on the show dead. So Mark, I think the first question when it comes to the new practice, why was now the perfect time getting food poisoning the perfect time I think are always about time is I think we were feeling there was just such a momentum coming from clients is is is is one off a bit. So I think we could see the kind of client-side demand. I think you know 2020 was uh, I think a particular with a kind of extraordinary conditions in that year and people being at home just saw our kind of a sort of Tipping Point in a game that Assumption of of of of gaming we might have play time that people were kind of evolved in so I thought I think that was kind of important but I think fundamentals Like we just saw a shift from gaming becoming being a subculture into culture itself more generally. I'm fascinated by the amount of whether it's kind of cross over into the aesthetic of gaming coming into fashion and similarly into sports. You might have talent pool areas investing in the gaming space. It really kind of crossed over and I think particularly young adult culture but culture more generally is so confused by informed by Gaming at that moment. It was the right thing for a kind of culture energetic creative business to to to be in and and you know final trigger points, where were some wins on home in the in the gaming space particularly develop a Brands. We just wanted to wanted to get involved. I also think as you can see that kind of tip report and the market maturing wage I'll point of view always with marketing is is is it's not an overly complex proposition. It's the clues off the talk to us but markets and that's about understanding people and although gaming is new and exciting and we're bringing we brought in at some really interesting people and team work on that, etc. Etc. The the fundamentals are still the same and what we were getting pushed on by both clients outside gaming wanted to get approved in in that kind of space. Some of this is bigger us Brands and international Brands but also by businesses and the gaming space is they wanted to see some of that kind of best practice and the kind of disciplines of marketing and communication brought to to gaming and that it's not a it's not a kind of dark heart wage. And you know feedback we were getting was there was a bit of there's a bit of smoke and mirrors around this and you know, uh, some of the fundamentals marketing, you know are just as relevant there so long, you know, all of those things coming together, you know, just you know made it's made us very excited about it. Absolutely. You mentioned the convergence of cultures with gaming and it's truly remarkable. When you think about what really are the pillars of culture and entertainment you have the music world. You have the film and T world you have passion you have sport you have all these different things and their Myriad of examples for every single one of.

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"mark boyd" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

12:52 min | 2 years ago

"mark boyd" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Harris today at seen Hanson's college. Manchester New Hampshire the moderator will be James Brett of New England council. Trump deadline. We have a young lady a young student here at Saint as Haley Morgan as a microphone, so if anyone wants to ask you a question down front, just wait until she comes to your table. Ask a question. And maybe you can identify yourself to. Senator they can give you a real string. Look like. The first question. Infrastructure is a big issue. President talked about it when he got elected. There's going to be one of my priorities. United States, Congress United States Senate talks about infrastructure. We've got to do something about the roads bridges highways. And we got to improve the economy. We gotta get more jobs. But then when you get into the weeds. That's where you don't hear much in the sense of how do we pay for infrastructure in light of national debt? Just went up two trillion in the last two years. Now, it's twenty two trillion dollars. Do you raise the gasoline tax? Do you revisit the tax cut that was passed by congress and say, you know, what maybe we were too generous in the corporate going down to twenty one. Maybe we should revisit go back up to twenty five. Maybe we should revisit the personal income tax the high end, maybe it should have remained at thirty nine as opposed. How would you propose a funding mechanism for an infrastructure major piece of legislation? Right. So the way I think of it is. There are two pieces. There's no question that we need to repeal that tax Bill that gave benefits to the largest corporations in the top one percent. They don't need it. And it is going to put another one trillion dollars of burden on the American taxpayer and the American public. I also believe this. And I take my lead from my friends in the private sector who are so smart in the way, they conduct their business, which is when asking about our effectiveness in efficiency, and whether whatever the outlay is is is it worth it. There's a really simple analysis captured in three letters our ally. What is the return on the investment? I think it's a mistake. If we think only in terms of cost and overlook the investment component if businesses overlooked investment and just concern themselves with cost we would never see growth. We would never see innovation. And so when I look at an issue like infrastructure, America's infrastructure is about one hundred and fifty years old. I don't need to tell New Hampshire that. And. And this is an issue that is not only about just infrastructure and disrepair. It's about the quality of people's lives in their productivity. It's literally. And you know, this is a room of leaders, which we know that if you really want to be successful. You have to concern yourself with the detail some call them the mundane details of what's involved in any issue. When you've got roads and bridges where people didn't have the time lanes are shut down because the potholes are so deep or the person who's working and commuting and in their car for two hours their car keeps breaking down because the tires keep deflating. This is a real issue. It's a real issue when they're spending two hours on that road because it is not efficient in the way, it's been constructed and that's time. They're not spending at home doing homework with their children or having a family meal. So these are part of the cost of a failure to invest in infrastructure. Then let's talk about one of the biggest benefits foreign investment and infrastructure, which is jobs those jobs to build up our infrastructure. Those are good jobs. And so when I look at. Something like infrastructure. I think of it that way. And then let's go even further infrastructure right now classically it usually was about roads and bridges. Well, the list doesn't end there anymore. It's also about what we need to do in many parts of the country around investing in renewable energies around investing in the infrastructure around that water. Let me tell you right now. As far as I'm concerned wars are being fought over oil in a short time. They will be fought over water. We have got to have a priority around water policy in this country. Understanding that's going to require an investment in infrastructure around storage and capturing water. Then let's also think about other infrastructure because on that word. I'll also bring up. The issue of elections. Under the previous administration, the secretary of homeland security designated. Elections as critical infrastructure of the United States. Now, let's speak another truth. Russia interfered in the election of the president of the United States. A Bill that I have and it is because of the very nature of the issue, which is not as bipartisan it is. Nonpartisan. The a co-sponsor on it is a Republican from Oklahoma. His name is James Langford the Bill came about because he and I were the only two United States senators to serve both on homeland security and intelligence at the same time when we when we decided that we needed to do something. And so we have proposed that part of the investment and infrastructure has to be upgrading the infrastructure states around elections because guess what as it turns out for all that technology has brought us good and bad the best and most secure way to conduct elections paper ballots. Because the way that I say it kind of half joking. Russia can't hack a piece of paper. We need to invest in infrastructure also. And so that's another example of again investment, it will cost something, but the benefit will be our democracy. And so that's how I think about it. We have a question from AARP market. This is she's made radio programming from Tuesday doubled UCSB from Washington Senator. Thank you for speaking of politics in h today. Chance to know you better. Mark Boyd on an AARP New Hampshire. Volunteer americans. You know, Americans continue to pay the highest prescription prices drug prices in the world. No one should have to choose between by food. It takes the medication. Do you agree drug prices are too high? And if so how specifically will you work to lower prescription drug prices and reduce costs for all America. That's a great question. And I thank you for being a volunteer with AARP. I've done a lot of work over the years in partnership with AARP. So there are a number of points that I believe you're raising one is the issue of prescription drug prices. And frankly, what has happened over the years is pharmaceutical companies have prioritized in many cases prophet over public health. And so people are being charged exorbitant prices for critical medication insulin being an example of that. And I can't tell you the number of people who I've met or making choices about paying the rent are putting their money into the insulin. They need to to live. So there has to be greater. I believe oversight over what is happening around pricing as it relates to drugs. And then that also includes oversight around generic drugs, and what is happening or not happening to encourage or discourage the manufacturing of generic drugs. Let's look at the opioid crisis. There is also the reality that there was a marketing of of what we now know. And certainly New Hampshire knows is a drug that has lethal consequences. Without an honest. It public information for the public about the consequences of its use. Because it was great prophet. There was a great profit incentives there, and we are looking at the destruction of families as a result of that. And so again that brings up the point about oversight around not only manufacturing and distribution and pricing but also advertising and what needs to happen around advertising because specific to AARP one of the things that I think about first of all. And I say this as a former prosecutor the war on drugs was an abject failure. We criminalized. What is a public health matter? We spent as it turns out billions of dollars incarcerating. What is otherwise a disease? And we are paying the price for that. Let's talk about the cost of that where we put these this money into mass incarceration instead of public education and to what end so back to the opioid crisis. And seniors part of what we're not talking about is we're looking at and the mayor, and I would just this morning. We're looking at whole populations of seniors that are raising their grandchildren and great, grandchildren. Because the parents of those children is addicted and on top of that the irony is we also may be looking at that same senior who is experiencing health issues that create pain for which they're being prescribed opioids. And we are not treating the family as a whole and the incentives around what they're getting they're not getting I think are good upside down. So I think of all of these issues, but in particular, there's got to be greater oversight. And there has to be we have to all of us speak the truth about this about what is happening. What incentives are present. And and what we should do to. Correct course. But this is a huge issue. Obviously, Sandra Kamla hearts democratic candidate today in Manchester, New Hampshire. Bill, gary. But if we could just get the mic before you ask you a question. Good morning. Senator recently the nation suffered through the shutdown of the government. An obscene. Attack on our system of governance, what can be done by the congress. And what would you do as president? And during your remaining tenure as Senator to prevent this from ever recurring and the damage it inflicts, and what triggered the question in my mind was when you talked about insulin and stories fry government employees. It's right who could not afford their insulin. That's right. So that is a national catastrophe that needs to be prevented in the future. So I was raised by a mother who. Would not tolerate complaining. And so if you if you started complaining about something she'd say, well, what do you plan on doing about it? So on the point that you just raise I'm running for president is states. We cannot have. Leaders who put self interest in front of the interest of other people. Public service is is noble service when done right. But when it when the power that comes with these offices is used for the purpose of self interest. When it is used in a way that it is an exercise of raw power used in a way that is about beating people down and diminishing them and belittling them, we know we need to change. And that's why we have elections in this country. We need a change. We cannot continue to have an administration and a president of the United States who puts his vanity projects ahead of the needs of the people of our country..

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"mark boyd" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show

The Jordan Harbinger Show

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"mark boyd" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show

"Rebounding win basketball games you could have gone anywhere in the country in chief that if you come and we partner up for four years i wanted to be a unique experience i wanted to be more than about basketball i wanted to be more about winning and losing and so i try to create an environment that would allow me to see that i had a broader responsibility to each of these young people than than winning and losing basketball games i remember as you cruden a kid this is when i was coaching at usc and his name was mark boyd he's the only player i've ever coached it started every game for four years and i remember walking out of his house after signing the letter intent hit getting a lot of intent signed by him as mom walked me to the doors a single parent and she looked at me she said coach raveling i don't want no fullish in the saudi you now and i knew what she was saying hey i'm giving you my most prized possession in the whole world and i i'm going to send you a boy and i expect you to send me back a man and i expect you to respect of the values that i've i've instilled in him and so those type of moments helped me understand in a more vivid manner what my ultimate responsibilities were to those young people and like for example everywhere i coached before practice i would always have a five minute talk with the team about something that had nothing to do with basketball at always pass out little articles for them to read and so i wanted this to be a memorable opportunity for them i have one player who told me a couple years ago he said coach he says somewhere my garage i have every hand out you you gave out in the four years of practice and so i can look back and feel good about the relationship i had with my players.

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