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"mark leyva" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:03 min | 1 year ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on KCRW

"My colleague Mark Leyva interviewed Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Senator. Chair where did you start your conversation with grammar? So this is just start with this. I mean tonight, I asked Lindsey Graham how he was getting along without John McCain and this jar missing a lot. I mean, I haven't seen him since John McCain had passed away which would have been August still on occasion won't pick up on call. So it was a relationship. I was like. A political marriage. And he said he was doing. Okay. He misses him. He thinks about him all the time. Loved the contest he love being relevant. He kept himself. But from there he jumped immediately to how John McCain made him feel which was relevant. I like being relevant and the way you stay relevant. Is you stay engage. There's a lot of space here to take on tough issues because most people shy away from Lindsey Graham said like John, and I were relevant together. I mean, it was like we're staring a meal together, we're sharing a value system together in that value system was relevance. And I was confused by the word I said, what do you mean by that? And he said relevant is like in the middle of everything relevant is you're making a difference. During the time in which you assess literally influence and power John McCain was always surrounded by an entourage. He was always surrounded by cameras. He was always surrounded by a sense that because John McCain was there something momentous was happening and Lindsey Graham by virtue of residency in that orbit was able to reap that also. And so how does Graham explain to you how his relationship with Trump develops and how this evolution kind of lands with him having a relationship with. Ciampa race baiting religious xenophobic in. Did you mean that when you said that stuff? Yeah. I didn't vote for him. I thought his campaign universal from general. Now, would you vote for Evan whatever? The guy's name is what no in the door, dude. So but. Austin? The people have spoken. So okay. Let's see how in help this guy. David. I think he knew intuitively that he needed to build a relationship fairly quickly, you know, in part because of political realities in South Carolina, and the fact of his reelection coming up in twenty twenty but I didn't call. So he called me six weeks after he said, let's talk Donald Trump sort of short-circuited the process by calling him. I says. Phone number. And I said there's a reason for that. Because I had to throw it out because you ruined in the then took me to the place of the Oval Office and watch and we talked for our ain't really seem to care. What are called? And he said. Better.

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"mark leyva" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

08:02 min | 1 year ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on The Daily

"From New York Times, I'm Michael Barr. This is the deal. Today two years ago, he called Donald Trump, a Kook a big crazy and unfit for office. Now, he lavishes praise on the president at every turn what happened to Lindsey Graham. It's Tuesday March fifth. I mean, you don't even know which way the wind is blowing with the sky. Well, I'm talking actually about Lindsey Graham. I don't know what happened to the Lindsey Graham that I knew because he hasn't been showing up lately seems to be adrift morally, politically, I think it's mystifying to a lot of people. It certainly miss defined to me what happened to Lindsey Graham, what happened to Lindsey Graham, Lindsey Graham, blah, what happened to Lindsey Graham. The thing about Lindsay Graham is is one of these figures in Washington that comes with kind of a non verbal reaction at this point. Mark Leyva veg wrote about Graham for the New York Times magazine, you mentioned his name anytime over the last six months to twelve months, and you get this combination. Grimness? Shrug follow up question. Yeah. What's going on? And in all the sort of Trump era Republican mysteries. When we ask ourselves. What happened to this person? Why is this person changing his or her mind so much now about Donald Trump Lindsey Graham, kind of is the? Signature mystery of the Trump era is far as what these conversions look like. Lindsey Graham grew up in a very small town in South Carolina. The town of central South Carolina and his parents owned a bar there called the sanitary cafe and they own it. But they lived in an apartment right behind the bar. The shared a restroom with the patrons of the bar. And he went from there is the first member of his family to go to college. His parents died when he was in his early twenties. He joined the military eventually got into politics, and then was elected to congress and eventually was elected to the Senate where over the years, he's become known as kind of a reliable conservative pretty partisan Republican Lindsey Graham through the Bush years still Bama care from day one voting against the Obama years. He led the fight on Benghazi demanding he was known as someone who was a truth teller within his caucus. He's been a champion for our military veterans and a fighter for South Carolina. He was seeing much likes. Cain was as someone who you could have a conversation. You could deal with all eyes on Lindsey Graham and another democratic member trying to come up with some sort of bipartisan compromise and really want a lot of bipartisan respect a lot of respect across the aisles took on some pretty unpopular issues within his caucus eighty percent of the people at light CDs. Kids have a better life eighty percent of the people light to begin to fix broken immigration system. Immigration. We won't be debating about the science. We'll be debating about this Aleutians climate change. I mean, he was a big deal maker to this day is remembered and remember to sort of a key word because it's very past tense as someone who could speak some truth to power and someone who was seen as a reasonable independent conservative. Lemme tell you about center McKay. And he also was like a side kick the Gilligan to John McCain's skipper. He would die for this country. I love him to death. He was always the two of them had sort of similar sense of humor reason why. Is not married is because he can't find anyone that loves him as much as he. And was always again, very derivative of the energy that John McCain brought to everything that John McCain did. So two thousand fifteen I'm Lindsey Graham, and I'm running for president of the United States Lindsey Graham two thirds going to run for president he lost. So I never liked him as much after that. Because I don't like and relegates Donald Trump insults. John McCain war here. He's award. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured. Okay. I hate to. Is John McCain a euro? And Donald Trump said, no, he's not I like people who weren't captured. I don't need a poll the tell Donald Trump is not good to say that John McCain's loser. Because it was captured in a time of war, windy Graham, McCain best friend was extremely took great umbrage at this. I don't care if he drops out stay in the race. Just stop being jackass called Trump. I think it was a jackass. Can I got called the jackass by this guy? And then I said to myself. Hey, didn't this guy? Call me like four years ago. Yes, Donald Trump. Then at a campaign event decided I wrote the number down. I don't know if it's the right number. Let's try to to yell out Wednesday Graham cellphone number which to my memory has never been done before in American politics predictably the crank calls the threats commenced immediately, Lindsey Graham cell phone. I think he's a Kook I think he's crazy. I think he's unfit for office. So the phone thing happens the relationship did not improve. Over the course of the campaign. He's race baiting. Zena phobic religious big to say the least. And then even when Donald Trump was elected, even when he became president, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain were still none too happy with the fact that Donald Trump was president they kind of held their powder for a while, they weren't terribly vocal. But there were certain the Cajun's where Lindsey Graham was actually quite vocal and really wasn't trying to hide his feelings at all after the Charlottesville demonstration, and ultimately murder, our president the United States, and these people showed sympathy toward me and my gender. It would bother me. And I would urge the president to dissuade them the fact that he's sympathetic to their goals. Lindsey Graham was extremely outspoken about how the president should not have spoken out seemingly in favor of the white. Nationalist Custer calls is hate it is unamerican they are domestic terrorist. And we need more from our president on this issue. And also about the summer later when? Donald Trump and President Putin had that joint press conference in Helsinki. And the president seemed to side with President Putin over the conclusion of his own intelligence that Russia meddled with the election of twenty sixteen. He's misjudging. I don't think he was paired as well. As the should've been Lindsey Graham was not shy at all about speaking out. This was a NIST opportunity we reinforced and narrative that's bad for us as a nation. It came across a week. But then something weird happened. I am like the happiest dude. We've got a president and national security team that I've been dreaming of for eight years out light the president. I wanna help him a hope he's successful. He's been a friend to me. President Trump has the smarts and the moral courage to listen to his generals. I am all in keep it up down eleven. Sure, you're watching a President Trump deserves the Nobel peace prize, and then some fee don't light me working with President Trump to make the world a better place. I don't give a shit. So that's what people are asking what happened to Lindsey Graham. And I was asking myself. I mean, I don't think there was a sharper pivot from vehemently anti-trump to enthusiastically pro-trump more so than Lindsey Graham within the Republican party. So I decided that I would spend some time Lindsey Graham and see if I could ask him enough questions that maybe he could shed some light on this for me. Chair

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"mark leyva" Discussed on WEEI

WEEI

11:06 min | 1 year ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on WEEI

"Guess as well as ops elite held games, they're going to be made into medals with a quotas expected to be be reached by March thirty first now that pretty and Brian I think in very cool idea. Well, you may think it's cool. But personally, I would like my gold medal to be gold silver bronze gold, we all fashioned by rather not have a gold medal made out of a cell phone or bronze medal made on your laptop, especially not your laptop Clark. Nothing left on that. It's smart, man. Once said invitations, the greatest form of flattery, right? Wasn't. It wasn't me. It was a smart, man. So when does the NFL make its trophies out of discarded cell phones, digital cameras and laptops? I got a better idea. I think just keep giving the patriots the same trophy every February. Think all these safe or they already have they do it every year. Same trophy, right? Just keep Animas aim one put scratching yes. Not the NFL. How about the hall? How how I mean if they can turn discarded cellphones at cameras into bronze medals. Well, they can surely turn them into bronze bus, right? Well, you're right in my humble opinion. They got a few guys in there already who's Brian bus already should have been made out of discarded cell phone. I say it, but I'm just saying. Hey, I wanna see I wanna see Dave Baker present tear loans with his recycled bust. You think he went ballistic over not being a first ballot hall of Famer wait till he finds out he has tended bust. He'd have to show up to find out and you can happen. Speaking of David Baker goose, I think we should send him a note a baby Roger Goodell. It just you know, about this is a good suggestion. Not just the guy to do it. That'd be Mark Leyva Vick who's the author. Big Indian dangerous times is also friend of his show. I saw him last week at a book signing mass and Connecticut was a place called Julius with down there in. I spent some time Dan standing-room-only was great in spoke to him afterward. Now, as I mentioned we've had him on the show, Ron you remember that? And because he said he loved Ron. And like. I hate it. When he did he did say that. And then he had his audience captivated with stories of Roger David the NFL and not what I call a complimentary weight. But in goose what I would say is informative one. We weren't there. Plus more. I don't have the time read the book. Well, you know, he's lucky. He's a great writer who's got his finger on the pulse of things and. But, you know, this idea of the of the phony battles. I mean, if Goodell gets into the you think of the opportunities save money, but you can sell the naming rights the no hall of fame made by Dell computers. You're right. One thing. I in addition with on the subject of Mark. But what he said was interesting. He said I had an advantage because I was outside the NFL. Does he covers politics is, you know, in Washington said at somebody outside the NFL wasn't behold into these guys I could write whatever I want to talk to him again. And Ron he did right which we wanted. I mean, he was pretty cruel and cynical and sarcastic by. It really was. No, look, I mean, that's always the advantage of guy. Like that has you know is Bob Costas found out being on the other side. Right. Right. Outside looking in next thing you on your outside look out. Yeah. Anyway, that was fun. It was great to see him. Again. The book is big game the NFL in dangerous times. If you don't have it. What the heck? Are you waiting for? I'm gonna ask you guys the same question. The heck you're waiting for. But not about books about Valentine's Day. It's Thursday February fourteen of course, as everyone knows. I always considered it. Frankly, one of those celebrations designed to sell cards never really got into it sort of like, I don't know never really got into groundhog day. But how about you run you big into Valentine's Day? Oh, yeah. I could see your guy who alimentary school. You didn't get the didn't need the full paper bag to bring home all those Valentine's ourself goose man, you know, we were overflowing with Valentine's festival. Oh. Tell your wife you can't get into Valentine's then tell you can't get at birthdays anniversaries eater. And then head for the hills. Yeah. Right. She'll tell you you can't get in the house. For divorce court. Hey, ron. Right. I do. Yes, sir. Okay. Well, there's there's a company I'm sure you're familiar with in all of us have with and that's Netco echo wafers. It stands for England confectionary company, and it's located or at least was located in revere Massachusetts, which I didn't know until the company was sold at bankruptcy auction last year. Now among other things Netco made those Valentine's sweetheart candies parts members. I mean, this warm and fuzzy be mine or kiss me or whatever. And for the first time in I don't know forever since we've been live. They're not available to share and they're not available because the company that makes that makes them Neko's no longer around. So really sorry to hear that. My wife told me about it. And I went oh, wow. Really? And I thought God, that's too bad. But you know, what that shouldn't stop us. I mean, we can stale hand out candy. Right. I mean, even leftover from last year. I mean, why not why not do it now guys? So well, we can do it right here right now, I'm gonna pull out the neck. Oh, Valentine's sweetheart candies, and you tell me whom or what should get it. Guys got any questions simple. Okay. Okay. So let's start with this one. Let's see we got let's say. What do you know? It's the old standby be mine goose who gets it. Who or what? Harking concession from Jerry. Nine thousand seats. Be my that goes to rob gronkowski from Tom Brady be mine. Don't be retired. Exactly. Well, speaking of those two I'd give it to any of the thirty one teams wonder what Tom Brady has that. They don't the answer, of course, is tough Grady. So this one goes out to all those who wish they had number twelve. Okay. What do we have next? Let's see. You'll love this one Ron wicked cool who that's easy that goes to Ed Reed. Or at least Ed reads hat. Wearing that thing during his induction in August will be wicked cool, even if it's hundred degrees in Canada. I give it to the swagger Patrick Mahomes. I don't think I've seen an NFL quarterback have as much fun on the field since Brett farve homes is indeed wicked cool. Hey, Ron when does that Ed Reed had make it to the two men with hats? We should get him on the show. We gotta do that three men with hats. Anyway, I'm handing the wicked cools out to anyone who played patriots chief. Speaking of Patrick Mahomes, patriots AFC championship game was twenty three degrees at kickoff. So it seems appropriate though, you got give it to the chargers. Good EPA divisional playoff game in New England. Ron wasn't cold them. But must've seemed like an Arctic vortex to them. Okay. Let's see up next. Let's get oh, this is a good one. Call me who's the lucky recipient goose. Tom Brady who is about the only great quarterback. We haven't had on this show. Yeah. What's up with that? It's going out to John Dory. From Roger Goodell, EFI sanctuary Mont. Call me. Well, I think it would be mine's going out too soon to be free agent, Nick foles. There are a lot of people out there would like to hear from him including the Philadelphia Eagles. But only one will so call Nick, please, just call and charge it to. The Jaguars Broncos. Dolphins giants. He goes. I don't think you get the idea. Okay. Last one up. Don't take this personally Ron says miss you who you given that one to that one's easy that goes to any receiver expecting a pass from Christian. Hackenberg story, miss you or missed you. That would be the alliance's Christian. Can I give that a little hard to Brett farve? He gave the most freewheeling no-holds-barred interview in the NFL. You never knew what he was going to say he was so refreshing far cry from the cliche ridden interviews of today's stars. Yeah. You remember we had him on the on this show for years ago? Forty minutes, forty minutes. Anyway, I'm giving my miss you to former quarterback Peyton Manning from Denver because the Broncos they'd never been the same since he left. Okay, guys. Full disclosure one. Make sure we get this straight. I said Neko's stopped making sweethearts candy, and they did. But lo and behold this month Brock's stepped forward and said, hey, what's the big deal can put conversation candies since one thousand nine hundred sixty and we're going to continue doing it. So on a set. Congratulations to Brock's for making this a Valentine's Day to remember and ingratitude guys any conversation. You conversation candy. You would like to sit out to anyone anyone in or out of the NFL. Yeah. I give a candy imprinted hugs pass rusher in the NFL. That's the only way to avoid a penalty for roughing passer. NFL hug. Hold them. Don't let them fall. Ground. It's gonna cost you. I got a sense of I got a sandal candidate Patrick Mahomes red hot because that's what he is at Andy Reid hopes. He stays that way. Hey, Ron what are you doing? If you get one of those hugs candies. The Magoo's, man. I don't think that's going to happen. I'd have to rethink my position on the goose, man. I'm going to send out what are those be nice candies to why because he ran Tonio Brown who has done a nice slash and burn on. Pittsburgh the Steelers Mike Tomlin, Ben Rothlisberger. You name it everyone. But the talk of fame network, I think become a think of guys tried to get him on once twice three times after he joined us in Phoenix five years ago. Just each time. So this one's for you come on. That's gonna do it for our Valentine's Day celebration up next when our favorite interviews. It's former cheese president and GM Carl Peterson conversation.

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"mark leyva" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

04:05 min | 1 year ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"We cannot climb out of the teams in central park. Standing at sixteen degrees under clear skies. It looks pretty, but it's real cold should be warming up later in the afternoon. WCBS news time eleven oh. Three described as the neighborhood tough kid now he's under arrest charged as a juvenile in the beating and terrorizing of another young man at the Albany houses in crown heights. Daily news reporting on a viral video that showed the sixteen year old ridiculing and punching young boy is that child cowered in vestibule video led police to the teen who is now charged with acting in a manner injuries to child. Neighbors say the teen beat up the boy because the child didn't have candy to give to him. The news reports some parents in the neighborhood who saw the video which has since been taken down are hoping to raise money to give the victim a special Christmas w CBS news time eleven oh. Four there. There are a lot of people happy about the pending arrival of Amazon to Long Island city. They are looking at the news of twenty five thousand jobs coming to the area, and that is a positive thing. But the opposition does exist, and they have very valid points as well Representative elect to Alexandria, Cossio Cortez. Among those leading the charge political reports she was in a meeting earlier this week where strategy to kill the deal was talked about to queens, lawmakers are slamming the deal state Senator Michael s and state city councilman Jimmy van Brammer. So what are their issues with this? Well, they say Amazon isn't he'd going to create jobs, but they are not entry level jobs. Amazon is expected to invest in the area, and that could ultimately bring more work, but the mega company also got three billion in subsidies money. Opponents say should be spent on our education system on healthcare and on infrastructure. A petition at move on dot org says Amazon also has a history of being anti union. Underpaying workers and killing small local business also concerned rents going up around the headquarters and problems with already congested transit in the area. Speaking of Okaz Cortez. The first pair of shoes she wore on the campaign trail are now part of the Cornell costume collection in an exhibit called women empowered fashions from the front line the shoes are worn out and full of holes AOC saying she won her seat by knocking on doors and outworking the competition. The exhibit also includes collars from supreme court Justice, Ruth, Bader Ginsburg, a gallon from suffrage activists delivery, Livy Langdon skirt owned by Janet Reno and the inaugural suit of Texas, governor and Richards WCBS news time eleven oh six. Governor Cuomo calls him a relentless advocate for queens and a pioneer as the first Dominican American elected to the New York state Senate today, we mourn the loss of Queen state Senator who died suddenly on Wednesday night. Get the story from our MAC Rosenberg thanksgiving morning was a grieving one for the. Family of Jose Peralta. The forty seven year old state Senator who represents the thirteenth Senate district and cleans died Wednesday night at elmhurst hospital. According to a statement from his office is cause of death was an apparent heart attack. According to reports is wife Evelyn Peralta told the post he had a fever and took a turn for the worst. The democrat leaves two sons behind one of them from a previous relationship. He was the first Dominican American elected to the state Senate back in two thousand ten his colleagues are remembering Peralta governor Cuomo in a statement called him. A dedicated public servant, relentless advocate for queens and pioneer is the first Dominican American elected to the New York state. Senate Peralta was beaten in a democratic primary this year by Jessica romo's. She tweeted a picture of Peralta said Jose Peralta is gone too soon. Mac, Rosenberg WCBS NewsRadio. Eight WCBS news time eleven oh seven. This is the takeout with major Garrett this week former NFL player Eric Winston and author Mark Leyva vich Eric shut up dribble. Shut up whatever just spare me your political attitudes. Where do you come down on that? Right. So should we spare you the money? We're.

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"mark leyva" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"The takeout with major Garrett this week former NFL player Eric Winston and author Mark Leyva vich Eric shut up dribble. Shut up. Whatever just spare me your political attitudes. Where do you come down on that? Right. So should we spare you the money? We're raising in our communities tonight at nine on WCBS NewsRadio eight eighty. One person was killed late last night in a black Friday mall shooting there Birmingham. Alabama more on that in five minutes for now at four twenty five. Get the Bloomberg money news here on WCBS stocks will trade for just three and a half hours today. Bloomberg's weekly update on consumer comfort. And a couple of indexes from market economics. Come out shortly after the opening bell retailers are hoping shoppers will flock to the malls for their black Friday sales. Tim Quinlan of Wells Fargo securities tells Bloomberg there's every reason to think they will consumer confidence is at its highest level in eighteen years. The unemployment rate is at his lowest level in almost forty years. Household wealth is very high job markets really firing strong. So I think all of that loggers well for decent holiday sales environment. This weekend's new movies all opened earlier on Wednesday. They are Robin Hood creed. To Ralph breaks the internet and the front runner a first of its kind golf showdown between Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson will take place in Las Vegas. The pay per view event will give AT and T a chance to showcase its newly acquired media operations with money. News at twenty five and fifty five. On WCBS. I'm Bloomberg's Alisa Parenti. It's the ultimate black Friday sale at JC Penney. Gather your friends and get your Thursday at two pm firm mazing deals like up.

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"mark leyva" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

08:58 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"A lot of people don't like. Are they getting soft? That is a critique that is a particular from a lot of players. Critique you heard from the president or then candidate himself, and I think one of the great cultural tensions with the NFL. Health and safety, which is a very real existential issue for the league with critiques. Very very justifiable. Critiques people like clay Matthews. The week might be getting soft, and they might be over regulating these things. And look if you ask me, and I'm a Packers fan, I'm not a Pakistan. But if I were I would be extremely upset about that. And I think way Mathews has every right to, but I I don't agree with the calls. But then I'm not I'm not the one making the calls are making the rules. So how you thinking on? Roger Goodell gets blamed for a lot of this stuff and people like to take out their anger on the league itself. And I'll admit that some of these rules that come down our strange, however, and I get that they're trying to protect the quarterback in the league definition. What happened? The other day is look if there's full your full body weight as a linebacker like clay Matthews that goes onto Alex Smith or another quarterback when you're making a tackle. That's by definition of penalty. And they're trying to keep these quarterbacks healthy. But when you can't even touch the quarterbacks, and I was watching the other night, they were showing some video of and I think this goes back to maybe Mike Daniels and what he did with the Packers week ago. Some of these guys are to the point where they're worried about hitting the quarterback but the plays not over and then the quarterback kits. Out of the pocket. Right. Exactly. Yeah. No. It's true. I mean, what's interesting about the conversation that we're having so many people are happening is that in my time just in in reporting just the book and the game was just getting into the league. And you sort of realize we we're we're sort of clueless about this word like throwing our hands up. But the problem is so many of the owners, and so many people who run the league and some of the people Nick so much money running the league. And owning the league they don't have a clue what to do reader. It's a constant balancing act, and unfortunately, a lot of trial and error. It's happening on the field for much alleged brainpower is going into this. You sort of wonder what direction it's really moving again. And whether the game is actually going to be served, but you know, the I've actually defended the NFL a lot in the in the past few years and one thing that happens, and I wanna go back to one of the conversation pieces that we had a few minutes ago about, you know, the success league and the revenue in the ratings when I said, and I was the one who said that a bleeding viewers. I think it's been set out there. When it comes to the revenue numbers in particular. I think it was good L. Who said he wants us to be was a twenty five billion by twenty twenty five and might be off a little bit on the years. But if you look at those numbers, they are increasing each and every year so from that standpoint the league is a success, isn't it? Absolutely. I mean, it's a very important standpoint. And you know, especially when you're Roger Goodell new in your chief objective is to make billions of dollars for the billionaire owners that are your bosses thirty two of them are pretty small constituency and your job becomes pretty simple. He's good at that aspect of his job. I mean, greed is good. Does it a quote, the great, you know, Gordon, gecko, the philosopher? Uh-huh. You can come down on any number of sides, and you talk to people left and right. I talked to like dozens of them in reporting this that claim to be done with football. But then their team has this incredible last minute, right way. And all of a sudden, we're all jumping up and down cheering against. So that's this constant dissonance and sort of contradiction that that I was constantly grappling with writing. And I think there's a lot of that out there Mark, which is my guest big game. The NFL and dangerous times is the name of this book. Now in the book. Do you address this perhaps broader I've long Mark said that soccer is ruining America? Ruining. But I think, you know, look at my tongue is planted in cheek. I get responses on that. But, but there are some real serious things that are going out there with kids that are playing soccer and other sports, and I get it. You know, I'm I'm a apparent of a three and a half year old girl. But if I had a boy would I want him to play football, I played football. But I could probably say maybe not now there's other dangerous things. There's plenty of things that you can participate in that are dangerous. But what what does this pretend for the future of the NFL when it comes to younger people not being interested or even playing the sport? Yeah. I mean, I also does personal soccer has been like supposedly the sport of the future in America for about forty years now. And and you know, for some reason it never it's always a few years away from overtaking football as the grand daddy of the mall. But I do think that you participation is down in football. But I also think it's down in all sports. And I think the biggest competition football has in any sport has now video or. For the sort of a mind. Share of the fans is not so much another sport as it is the phones or the video or the gadget that are just consuming so much of our downtime and our brain power. So I think that's the way the culture's changing. It's not so much that one sport is coming along to catch the imagination of America anymore. Netters having said that sports like the NBA a million be. I think is a good example of of a league that seems to be much better run and much better position to expand in in the marketplace, it's much more global and to to a demographic under say the age of forty five that is much more. I think responsive to the message of the NBA inches sort of the the way it markets itself than the NFL might be my twenty one year old sons never showed any interest in sports. I've tried believe me he played when he was a kid a little bit basketball, and and baseball and stuff like that. All of a sudden at age twenty one having not given a crap about anything. He's an he's a Phoenix Suns fan. I'm like what? I'm baffled by this. But what happened? How did that happen? I it. Well, he claims it was Devon Booker hard of it. Because you know, he likes Devon Booker. And I don't know. I think he's you know with him. Truthfully. I think he's influenced by a lot of his friends, but he's kind of into it, which is weird. That you know. That's what happens. I mean. A lot of sports. Regencies is just sort of run by I like, the Oakland Raiders helmets dry up. I'm going to be Oakland Raiders fans. All of a sudden forty years later, you still have like this shrine to Kenny stabler in your living room or something. So yeah, it is quirky that way. But no, you're right, though. I mean, the NBA for whatever reason whether it's Devon Booker LeBron James or whoever does seem to have a knack for finding people and sort of appealing to people in in the way that younger people today, especially get their information entertainment, and a lot of that is online and through social media and so forth. So the NBA is pretty attuned to that they're doing something. Right. Big game. The NFL in dangerous times. Mark Leyva veg, my guest, Mark. Thanks a lot will. I'd love to talk. You about the the current craziness in the NFL with some of the surprises in the league. But we'll leave that for another time because we're out of it today. But thanks for coming on anytime market enjoyed being three thirty too much more to go including an audio cut of the day on the show this afternoon for over one hundred twenty three years, your comfort company, well, sheeting and cooling. Welsh dash he cooled dot com. Carol out today. Alice digman in the newsroom actually is in my studio right now with the very latest news. Dr Mark thanks say three thirty three Bill Cosby going in prison for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania district attorney, Kevin. Steele says Justice has been served arrived. When a convicted felon named William H Cosby junior left the courtroom in handcuffs headed off to state prison for his crimes feel says Cosby's fame did not help him today in the eyes of this court. He's a convicted felon and shouldn't be given a pass. So I'm pleased that judge O'Neal fouled the sentencing guidelines handed down a fair and significant sentence Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years behind bars. President Trump addressed world leaders at the United Nations today where he rejected globalism and embraced patriotism. He didn't mention Russia or its attempt to undermine the US elections. CBS news White House correspondent we should Zhang in New York with the president tells us. President had an opportunity when he mentioned Syria when he talked about Syria fired off a warning about chemical weapons against its civilians. He immediately talked about Iran, and the other actors that are helping this bad behavior, and it was his segue to slamming ran the Iran nuclear deal excetera, but he didn't talk about Russia. Meantime, Iranian president Hassan Rwandans accusing the United States of trying to overthrow his government. He's rejecting bilateral talks after President Trump predicted stepped up US sanctions that will get Tehran negotiate over its nuclear program..

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"mark leyva" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

03:05 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Champion rocky Marciano lawsuit. Be speaking with Mark Leyva vici of the New York Times about the NFL, and it's uncertain future. Those two subjects coming up later. But first we're joined by senior writer from our sister website, the undefeated, Jerry Bambi, Jerry, welcome back to the show. Hey, Jeremy glad to be back with you. Interesting. I read your column this week in the aftermath of these. Serena Williams US open final incident, which has been getting so much attention this week, and you offered something of an alternative take. In which you argued that. Hey, Serena's not focus here so to speak. Yeah. Absolutely. You know, I saw that. And immediately, you know thought that she over stepped her bounds. We all understand that there were a series of events starting with that code violation for coaching that that that said everything off. But you're you're athlete who's been on his tour for for two decades here too. You're the best female tennis play in history. And in my mind, and you just have to really put your emotions in check in that situation. And just understand that I'm buying for a US open title, and let me get through this match person. And let me voice my concerns later on. So in my mind, I was just really disappointed that Serena didn't take that route and in doing so the ugliness that happened afterward. They really rob Naomi Osaka of a of a moment of winning her first major title and having just extreme joy, you know, she was crying on the stand. And it seemed like he was. Infused. And it's unfortunate that our first major title had to come with with all of that. We're speaking with Jerry member of the undefeated about the Serena Williams incident from last weekend at the US open in the women's final. She's had other run ins if you wanna put it that way with officials over the course of his her career and with maintaining our composure difficult moments in matches you see this fitting into a pattern of behavior or or was there something different about this. I don't I don't know if it's a pattern. Jeremy just because you know in two thousand four when she had to blow up at the US open. I think it's against Jennifer Capriati justified. There were four really bad calls made in a crucial point matching. She had every reason to be upset. But when you go back to two thousand nine when she threatened the lines woman civil ball throw. Basically, I think that was out of balance. I don't think it's a pattern with her. I think when you get into big tournaments like this where so much is at stake emotions takeover. I'm sure she was really upset by that coaching violation. Because that's the one thing in the sport that you know. It gets called at times. But it's not something that you see all the time. But you see coach's coaching from the box all the time. So perhaps it should have been a warning on that in that situation and had it just been a warning water next to your house. Do you have uncovered.

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"mark leyva" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

11:21 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Life. Mark Leyva vich is the New York Times magazines chief national correspondent, he's the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book this town about the inner workings of Washington DC, but his new book is about an entirely or maybe not so entirely different subject to National Football League. The title big game the NFL and dangerous times. Mark Leibovich joins us. Now. Thank you for being with us. Mark. Thanks for having me Jammie. Good to be here. Why would someone a serious journalists such as yourself at a time when there is certainly no lack or dearth of things to cover in Washington. A town that you know, well dedicate so much time and energy to the subject of the National Football League. Well, you know, my bosses the times magazine wanted to know that too. They think they wish they were covering politics during all the time. But no, I I look I thought that I've always had an interest in empires and places that think that they're going to go on and prosper forever. And and it is amazing that the overlap you see when you're covering the swamp of Washington, and then you get into the National Football League. And you realize that a lot of it is is very similar. You have the same big egos. A lot of big money, this sort of club environment that prevails in DC that that is very much alive and well in football. So I sort of thought I could take a break from politics by jumping into football for a few years and really delving into the league. Now is obviously very naive to think that I could escape from politics one because league politics is very very fraught. But also, Donald Trump, politics it touches everything. So my world kind of collided last year. We're speaking with Mark Leibovich, the author of the new book big game, the NFL in dangerous types in it really is. A remarkable narrative, and that's just the narrative in the book. But the narrative now of the National Football League the preeminent professional sports league in North America. If we'd had this conversation, let's say four years ago. Everything seemed to be looking rosy for the NFL. There was the concussion issue. But in terms of it's popularity. It was on challenge. Tv ratings were still climbing environment in which all other ratings are declining. There was not this intersection with politics. It was pre- Ray rice. I guess that was default two thousand fourteen now here we are as the two thousand eighteen season gets underway in the league for all of its straits. Still seems I should say seems to be under siege. In a way. Like it has never been before. How did we get here? You know it. It is interesting part of it is just the time. I mean, there's sort of a siege mentality a divisive mentality. No matter where you look. But look I mean, it's also worth pointing out that the indicators of the league or are still pretty good. I mean their revenue growth is pretty strong their Carolina Panthers sold for two point two million billion dollars last year. Which was a very very high number for a franchise, though, think Jerry Richardson bought for maybe one hundred and seventy five million something like that FOX just through a ton of money at at at the league for Thursday night game. So there's a lot there. But which is why Roger Goodell still making a million dollars a year, or whatever he's still making a lot of money. Yeah. There's a level of resentment toward the league from a lot of different circles that you didn't see a while back when part of it's just market by market. I mean, Roger Goodell cannot go into New England. He cannot go into Oakland San Diego. We cannot go to Dallas you can go to Baltimore. I mean, there's just a lot of places that have been alienated from from the league office for many many years. But also look for a perspective of parents who are not letting their kids play football. I mean participation rates are down for years. The left has been suspicious of football, much more. So than the right and Donald Trump almost single-handedly has turned the NFL into this example of. How America has become to still politically correct and to soft. So you have you know, the the kneeling anthem protests thing is just really divided things in many many ways. And I don't think Roger Goodell or the people who own the league are very well equipped to deal with it. Because I don't think they know what they're dealing with speaking with Mark leave vich again about his new book big game the NFL dangerous times. And and that's an interesting point you make that they can't deal with it. Because for so long for many decades, the NFL specially under the leadership of Pete Roselle who came from the world communications, or as they called it back then public relations publicity. You know, always seem to have the answer. Why has the league struggled so mightily really for the last four years really since the Ray rice crisis to come up with the right answers to any of these issues. Well, I mean, Roger Goodell has had a knack for for really self inflicting a lot of damage under the league and also just turning molehills into big mountains. I mean Deflategate is sort of a classic example of that as you know, story that you could argue with a minor equipment violation that became sort of a two year story. Now, you could also argue that the two years story was riveting it was reality TV NFL style at its best. And you know, you look at it didn't involve domestic violence or or concussions or one of those unpleasant, topics. I mean, it was a really goofy story that a lot of people were really really passionate about. But look, I it's just, but he I think part of it. He would say, and Roger Goodell told me that he blames the times I mean, this is a social media driven phenomenon in many ways, it's also a very very divided time, politically, and people are really empowered by any number of different outlets to to be aggrieved over something and football has sort of become a vehicle for that. And I think that that it's look I mean, I think it's a time when you really do sense in the league a lack of confidence and Roger Goodell he's signed on for another five years at really really big money. You know, he doesn't have much to lose. Can you? Tell us about the reporting process for this book which spanned several years. It was tricky. I mean, yeah. I mean, I I am not a sports writer. I mean, I'm a political writer, I do not belong to this club. And I don't think I'll be invited anymore. Commissioners Christmas parties Christmas parties, but the Super Bowl party. I mean, I can went to a couple of those. And I think I probably never made it to one I've been in like thirty Super Bowls. I've never made it to the commissioners party. What am I missing anything? Not really look like any other. You'll do better or any number of places. Jeremy? No. I mean, my reporting processes risk dip in and out. I mean, I wanted to sort of cover a four year narrative in the league during what what seemed to be a very precarious period, and the NFL sort of has this allusion of permanence is going to be around forever that it's gonna be printing money forever. But yeah, yes, it is making a ton of money right now and their TV ratings are still even though it went down last year. It's extremely stout and extremely popular. But these things turn really really fast. And I think you know, one thing about the anthem protests last year, would it did reveal just how flat the little league is when things like this happen. There is no real confidence in the leadership, and even like a cohesiveness among the owners that that they can sort of keep this thing together. Mark you mentioned President Trump and how that caught everyone by surprise, especially in Washington. How would the world look different right now if President Trump and the NFL owners or at the time before he was President Donald Trump had been able to buy the Buffalo Bills. Well, he would say the Buffalo Bills will have would have would be looking for their fifth consecutive Super Bowl. And. They would be he would ensure that that everyone stands for the anthem tell on the line and there'd be someone else in the White House. Now, I don't know. I mean, look it's one of the great force in the road in history that if it had gone a different way, it's a thought exercise, you know, what if he had gotten the bills we'd have we'd have another president and the Buffalo Bills. Would you know, he he would be the league's he'll be the league's problem. I guess he was the league's problem anyway. But he'd be they'd be dealing with him. It was one of thirty two owners rather than the the heckler in the White House at this point. So yeah, but Donald Trump Donald Trump's been trying to get into this club for for four decades. I mean, he's made efforts repeatedly to try to buy into the league starting with Pete Rozelle. They wanted nothing to do with him. And that was true for years ago, when when he was going for the bills, and you know, I don't know what it says about the value system of our culture. But but the fact is the the White House has become the ultimate consolation prize. That's how coveted the club. The membership is how deep is the historical animus between Donald Trump in the NFL. Of course, we know the USFL is large part of that. But it goes beyond the USFL. I it does. I mean, look Donald Trump is someone that a lot of really rich people, especially people around New York, you know, have dealt with. I mean, Donald Trump is he has not been an invisible figure for for, you know, for many many years he's been to someone who's been around. I don't think a lot of people took him seriously. I think every single day. He you know, he is surprised, and I think a lot it was surprised that he is where he is today. But no, certainly the USFL and even within the USFL he he caught a lot of blame for actually that league folding because it was him that insisted that they go to the fall schedule to compete directly with the NFL and his goal in owning the New Jersey generals. Who was he was hoping for a merger with the NFL? That would result in him being an NFL owner, obviously, we all know what happened with the USO bell. And you know over the years he is just. Tried to buy a number of teams, and like so many things in Trump's mythology personal grievance grievance and sort of being in clubs or dominating clubs that would not have him as a member become sort of a an overriding narrative of everything he does. So if you look at some of the private businesses, he has gone after as president, whether it's Amazon owns the Washington Post, whether it's the National Football League, which wouldn't let him in. You know, even if you go to the Comcast merger because his is is. Animosity towards NBC. I mean, it goes one after another, and this is just sort of part of the same pattern. You used the word earlier in our interview to describe the NFL as an empire. Where are we? Now are the barbarians at the gates. Are we still is there still kind of a Pax Romana? What where do we stand? You know? It is interesting. I mean, there's certainly a lot more doom and a lot more nervousness within the league or not. I don't know if there's do mentally, but they're certainly nervousness. You do get a sense of precariousness. You know, and people are kind of scared about the world, they're kind of they're rolling into. But again, I mean, the indicators are still pretty strong, and I think we'll probably know a lot more after the next broadcast contracts are negotiated in the next couple of years. And also the next, you know, CBS the next collective bargaining agreement which comes up in. I think twenty twenty maybe twenty twenty one something like that. And yeah, I mean, I I do think one of the lessons from last year an NFL players did get a window into how powerful they can be if they decide to.

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"mark leyva" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:42 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Planet money tip. Number seventeen. Sometimes the most important things need. Hype squad corporate corporate income tap. Tap. Planet money podcast about the economy very invis- podcast about the economy. This is on point. I'm David Folkenflik. We're looking at the anx aspirated of the NFL today. You can join our conversation. What does football mean to you? Speaking with Mark Leyva vich. He's the author of the new book, big game, the NFL and dangerous times. I'd like to bring in another voice into our conversation joining us now from Columbus, Ohio, Joshua Perry. He's a former NFL linebacker who retired from the NFL in July at the age of twenty four after suffering, his six documented concussion. Now, founder and CEO of the Joshua Perry family foundation, a youth empowerment, nonprofit Joshua welcomed on point. So you're you retired, and we've heard of players doing that. You're tying at the age of twenty four that's relatively early in a professional football career, at least as we think of your age, even if the average career doesn't last super long, explain to us your decision what was behind it? Yeah, I think when when you look at a football career, you gotta factor in all the elements. Right? So obviously the notoriety in the money's great, but the house aspect is probably the major negative. The major downfall playing professional football. And so for me, I always knew the calculated risk. I always understood that I would rather honestly sustain a tornado torn achilles broken arm, then a concussion. And so after having six, concessions my playing career that were documented and they started off in high school who knows what I might sustain a middle school. Literally, it was time for me to kind of pack it in. I wanna take a couple. You know, we've got a lot of people calling on on this issue. I wanna take a couple of calls and then and then bounce it off you. I take call from Gloucester, Massachusetts, Bob, you're on the air. Go ahead sir? Yes. Hi, David. Hi, Mark. Thank you both. I wanna address the choreographed battle aspect of football. I wanna tie this back comparison contrast to the Coliseum. I'm not gonna get into religion and all that. And the victims you talk about the the calcium in Rome in back in ancient Rome in Rome. If I didn't say that correctly in Rome is referring to, but I think that people have certain. In eight bloodlust on not suggesting people. Wanna see, people get hurt are like watching racing, not crashing, but I think that that is what I'm getting to the popularity of the sport in it is choreographed battle which has been compared to Belay in the past for the athletic moves. So you see them UCF as having kind of a gladiators approach. It sounds like in that people people are interested in that. Thank you so much. Thank thank you. Thank you so much for that. Bob. We've also got a call from from Boston, not so far away, Eric, you're on the air, a Tele, what the NFL represents to you. Hey, guys thinks taking my call on real quick. Just my pin is kind of the opposite of what I've been hearing a lot of so- I football entire life played up in the college. You know, sustained several concussions, broken legs, the whole nine yards. But in the I feel it's a certain kind of person that's built to play football. You know, like, you know, those risks going into it. And his turn me off to the NFL is I think they've really been overcompensating since all this concussion information came out and you know you, you see place called for unnecessary roughness where it's, you know, lot of these guys are covering ten yards. The second with their forty times. You can't, you know, receiver that flinches you know, if your head ends up hitting certain where you can't control that and just the flag their game throwing. It's completely up the NFL and I watched college football now because it's it's a pure form of the game. All right. Well, thank you for that. Eric feels that the purity the game has been. Affected. I think you know, in some ways I want to refer to something that's called in shorthand, c. t. e. that's chronic traumatic and set off and Cephalonia the.. Excuse me. It's a degrees, a disease that progresses patients experienced problems with thinking and memory, memory, loss, confusion, impair judgment, eventually, progressive dementia. Some common changes witnessed in this folks according to the concussion legacy foundation website includes impulse control problems, aggression, depression, paranoia, and one other disturbing nugget of information. Doctor, Ann Mckee, Boston University found a according to New York Times that one hundred ten of one hundred eleven brains from deceased.

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"mark leyva" Discussed on  News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Marshall Phillips. The Armstrong and Getty show. The conscience of the nation. Good for you. That was a bald eagle right there. We keep chained in the studio that symbolized freedom. Yes. Correct. It's a beautiful gesture if you let them lose a runaway flyway probably recall the other day, he got out for a little bit, right? That was pretty dramatic. If you love something turn it loose the flies away. You gotta buy another one. That's right. We're the norm MacDonald thing. Poem. I want to hear that we're going to talk to Mark Leyva Vic. Who we love as a reporter wrote a book about the NFL coming up a little bit later on the Armstrong and Getty show. See Armstrong and Getty conscience. The nation. This is a Bloomberg market minute gains of the financial and information technology sectors, helping push US stocks higher hampered disappointing retail sales, initially, wait on the investor sentiment. This morning yields on the benchmark ten year treasury lingering around three percent of the US dollar strengthening for the first time in about three days. Stocks in Europe, Rosa earlier has prospects for US China trade talks and action by Turkey and Russia to support their currencies. How foster up positive mood for investors minors carmakers, led the advance in the stock syrup six hundred index right now, we have the NASDAQ composite index up twenty four points that's up three tenths of a resent at eight thousand thirty seven s and p five hundred two points higher at twenty nine zero six Dow Jones industrial average up twenty points at twenty six thousand one hundred sixty seven nine x crude is down half a percent down thirty five cents a barrel at sixty eight twenty four I'm John Tucker. Bloomberg radio. Now, here's what's trending hurricane. Florence came.

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"mark leyva" Discussed on KSRO

KSRO

10:41 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on KSRO

"K s r. Oh, all right. We're looking at CNN in the studio here they're saying the hurricane Francis. Could be the strongest storm the hit the east coast in twenty five years and joining us right now from a South Carolina, Pete combs, ABC radio p thanks for taking the time in absolutely good to be with you. So I just heard to that on ABC news. We just heard that. It could turn into a category. Five by the time. It hits land is is that what you're hearing. You know, there's a little back and forth on this. Right. I know that that's you're aware that these things were to fluctuate on and on and on until you get right of landfall. At this point, it it is strengthening not only that. But it's getting bigger the storm itself in terms of area coverage is growing, and so we're looking at the possibility of winds of up to one hundred fifty miles an hour at this point, which is about seven miles below cat five. Wow. But it as it progresses towards the Carolinas. It could also weaken a bit, right? That's the big hope you take whatever. Good news. You Canada's situation. Like this. The big hope is at this point that yes, indeed. We see a weakening perhaps down to a category. Three that would be about one hundred twenty miles an hour, straight winds, and that would be a bit of a blessing in about situation. But I gotta tell you the the storm surge wrought by this is going to be terribly devastating on the low country here in South Carolina as well as on the beach in North Carolina and not only that. But this storm. Is expected to come in and simply die very slow and very wet death here in the Carolinas may shit for days at a time. And that is bringing these dire predictions of up to thirty six inches of rain free feet of rain. That's tuesday. Wow. We're in South Carolina. Are you running? Well, I'm on my way from Colombia. I just left the state emergency operation center in Columbia. That's one of the nerve center for all the activities that the state is trying to put together in response to Florence. And I'm headed to Charleston. Very difficult run. Because all of the roads going west out of the interstate has been four lanes. Eastbound sorry what I'm trying to say is the interstate has been four lane out of harm's way away from the coast. So I have to take all the back roads to basically get to where I could have gotten about two hours ago, and that was related to my next question, which is how are they handling it down there? I've heard that the traffic is ridiculous and. But a lot of people are are trying to get out. Earlier today with mandatory evacuation in north and South Carolina. I million and a half people on the move at some point between now and landfall late Thursday night or early Friday morning. I seven hundred thousand of the here in South Carolina. And we haven't heard any major problems yet. There was a rush initially actually even before the four lady begin earlier today at noon, but there was a rush of people trying to get through and get away from the coast, and it was especially bad on the barrier. Islands like Oprah coke in North Carolina Hatteras in North Carolina. People one believe early getting on the berries trying to get out, and it was just slow going right now I've been able to glimpse the interstate. I twenty six between Charleston and Columbia and right now it looks. Okay. Here's one thing. I have to tell you that they're really worried about here. The half of the store if you were to draw a line. And through the center of the storm. It's now expected to cross the coast north of where I am right now somewhere around Wilmington North Carolina right hill, where the Wright brothers made the first flight, and so what they're worried about in South Carolina is complacency people look at that line. And I think I'm not a danger. But the truth is this is a monster storm and more ways the one power and size. And when you look at the size of the storm and the possibility that it's going to rain for days, torrential rain. Nobody's had a danger around here. Not yet. Fema has warned that the storm could create massive damage to our country. In fact, they actually said will correct created massive damage to our country. But we know how these things change from time to time in the days ahead. But at this point, it's not looking good. Well, you know, you're right. And I've this is Mike thirteen hurricane that I've covered since two thousand four. Wow. And I see a lot of these storms, but very few as powerful as the one coming ashore Thursday night or Friday morning, and I gotta tell you it is a little stomach churning to think about this. And when you look at the possibility for damage, well now, we're looking at one estimate I saw thirty billion with a B thirty billion dollars. That's incredible to me. And when the government starts using words like catastrophic in devastating you really you really need to pay attention. Yeah. I appreciate you taking the time. Stay safe from ABC radio live in South Carolina. I'm Pete combs. Thanks, pete. Thanks. Thanks for having me. All right. We're going to go direct to one of our favorite people to talk to. He's Mark Leyva vich chief national correspondent for New York Times magazine based in Washington. And we usually talk politics with them, and you could see him. I see you on CNN and MSNBC Mark. Yeah. Yeah. I'm usually. Like in much as I have a TV home. That's where it is. But I print person over the New York Times. Yeah. But lately, I've been on a lot of different networks to talk about. Yeah. I know I see all the time. And we appreciate you always coming on when we need you. And this time we're talking sports. The new book is big game the NFL in dangerous times, and you're going to be at the Commonwealth club in San Francisco tonight. And indeed I will be yet tonight seven o'clock or six thirty I think. Okay, six thirty and. Yeah. Talking about the book, and it's always great to San Francisco so excuse to come out right on. Okay. So let's talk about the book. I mean, we keep hearing the NFL is losing is some viewers, but still it's the number one sport professional sport in America. Yeah. I mean, you mentioned. Campaign and governments Whitehouse's for almost two decades now and she's a break. And so I decided to dive into football because it just seemed like another empire that was pretty precarious period and little that I know that there was no escaping politics whatsoever. And I basically spent the last four years to sort of delving into the empire. That is a National Football League are probably gone from being over the last ten years, probably the most unifying cultural sport, we've had from divisive sports brand we have. So this is sort of the the fruits of before your period, which I got to know players owners Commissioner of it became a very immersive project and this. This is what came out of it. I can't wait to read it. It's officially dropped as they say. That's tuesday. Okay. Perfectly timed football season Nike and Colin Kaepernick up all weighing in marketing campaign that Bob Woodward came in and just belly-flopped into right in the middle of it. But having said that people who have read it. Big game. The NFL in dangerous times. Now available also to follow Mark. You can see him on MSNBC quite often and go to New York Times dot com. He will be in conversation with rise Matthias from NBC tonight at Commonwealth club here in San Francisco. You also wrote a book called this town to parties in a funeral. Plus, plenty of valet parking. That is. It was you know, what that was fun. That was. Doc enterprise logical study of the swamp as it was before Donald Trump came around and sort of completely disrupted. So right. That was the fat and happy version of Washington DC. That's. I certainly didn't predict Donald Trump would be elected president. And it certainly did I didn't take a snapshot of the world that might have created the counter effect that that's what Donald Trump into office and somewhat similar to the swamp of the NFL there. There's sort of a seamless connection between the level of ego and money. Doddering both. Yeah. That's that's my that's my live in Washington that book certain way awkward going back to work there. Giannetta seems to be with people ask about that. A lot. But since it's good book is that stayed relevant and. Football. And I'll be back in politics soon enough. We're going to be in DC again the first week of October. Maybe you can join us for lunch with Lanny Davis and Bill press, we do that every time. Sure. That'd be cool. Absolutely. Yeah. I'm doing an event in Washington. Title next week. But yeah, no, absolutely. Let's do it. All right. Mike will be in touch. You were born in Boston raised in the suburbs. And went to university of Michigan. I was born in Detroit raised in the suburbs and attended Michigan state. So. There's a lot of room for interesting. Yarn California who can complain Markle be in conversation with NBC's Matthias tonight at the Commonwealth club here in San Francisco. The book the big game the NFL in dangerous times and Michael being touched fail. You should join us for lunch. That'd be great and hope to see everyone tonight..

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"mark leyva" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on KQED Radio

"By the way, you always must address NFL owners as Mr. silent. So big big snafu. I didn't care. I said graduations it goes. It's gonna be crate Donald's going to bring such hope to my blue collar buddies in Staten Island, very sarcastically said, but can he bring hope to the New York Jets, and he looked at me, and he sort of played alongside ho do you think do you think he could bring hope to the New York Jets, and the the end of that little anecdote is turns out he could because he sent him out of the country to be his ambassador to Great Britain. And the jets have improved insular. Yeah. Who would have thought what are you Justin has embassador to the UK? But he is indeed. And again, you know, it's a different Cosmo's. We're living in now. Let's you think to our president is probably a frustrated owner mean that's what he wanted to be an NFL on. He is literally a frustrated under because he's been trying to get an NFL team for four decades. The exclusive billionaire boys club has wanted nothing to do with him over four decades. And so he's been thwarted his most recent attempt to get in was in two thousand fourteen when he tried to buy the Buffalo Bills, but he was USFL USFL. We he owned the USFL's New Jersey generals. And that was in retrospect, he said it was an effort to try to get merged into the league. So he could get into the NFL that way and he tried to to buy a few teams in the nineties, but it's also busy having his university. Miss America pageants. Casinos and a true renaissance man, he has a lot going on. But anyway, no, yes. So if he had only gotten the Buffalo Bills in two thousand fourteen the NFL probably wouldn't have to worry about the White House much. They'd have to worry about him as the owner of the Buffalo Bills. We're talking with Mark Leyva that she's here in studio with us chief national correspondent for the New York Times magazine and author a big game. The NFL in dangerous times he'll be appearing at the Commonwealth club. At the marines memorial theatre tonight at six thirty pm with the Commonwealth club at the marines memorial theatre, and we'll also open our phone lines now and invite you to join us with any questions or comments one of the big questions and Mark raises in his book is are we at a tipping point with the NFL how long can succeed how long can it? Go on and continue to rake in the big money that it has continued for quite some time to wake to rake in as we said help with a good deal of help from the Commissioner and from viewers, though, president likes to see things in numbers in the viewers have gone down. So your thoughts about football. Generally are welcome here and its future. Eight six six seven three three six seven eight six..

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"mark leyva" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

08:54 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"The Green Bay Packers playing in the frozen tundra of Lambeau. Is there has there been better marketed products an NFL football over the years? Well, breaking it down. And really listen fascinating perspective in his new book big game. The NFL in dangerous times is Mark Leyva. Then she's a former political reporter is a fascinating guy. This is a fascinating book about the state of America's game football. Mark leibovich. Welcome to Saint Louis. Thank you for a male up Saint Louis Lopin with you. All right football. You say is in a state of denial. Well, I mean, look, I mean, I think football is in a very precarious, you if you sort of talked to people inside the league, it's like this whole sort of golden goose could die any day. Now, this is the most popular and probably the most sort of polarizing spectator sport we have in America right now. And I like you said, I'm a political reporter. That's my day job. He's a break from it. So I decided that I would jump into the NFL escaped from politics and that didn't work out. So well, right. But I, you know, look, I I just took a few years. I got, you know, pretty close to a lot of the key players a lot closer than I thought I was going to be able to get and you know, that's what big game is I sort of. It's like my deep dive into the league. And it was quite a ride. No kidding. And you've drawn some fascinating comparisons between what's going on in the NFL and the phenomenon of Donald Trump's emergence into the political spectrum talked about that. Well, I mean news. To American reality shows, Donald Trump and in the NFL sorta collided it's like almost as if there was only so much room in this country for for one of these reality show for only one of these big reality shows when they collided Donald Trump is someone who's been extremely interested in the National Football League for a long time. He's wanted in for four decades part of USFL back in the day. Right. He was part of the bell. He wanted to merge. So he could become an NFL owner tried to buy the Buffalo Bills a few years ago failed there. I mean, I think for the most part a lot of the other NFL owners wanted nothing to do with them. I mean, they thought he was sort of like a sort of clown and and didn't want to be as business partner. So he wound up with the ultimate consolation prize sitting in the White House, and sort of heckling from the from the bully pulpit, and look I mean, he has brought, you know, politics squarely into what used to be sort of a politics free zone. And now the NFL is sorta gone from being one of them. Most unifying institutions we've had in America to like, I said one of the most polarizing sports brands, you can imagine while there's no question about that in the controversy over the kneeling and so forth. I guess in every sport there's this dichotomy between ownership and the players on the field. But in you point out in this book that it is stark in the NFL. It is. I mean, you know, you have to be thirty two owners and the owners of the NFL are. I mean, it's you know, look talking to a Saint Louis person. You don't you don't need to hear this from me. But like they have incredible power. They they seem to be extremely narrowly focused on their own bottom lines in their own already extremely fast empires. And yeah. And it's true. Like you watch football games in Saint Louis still watches football game. He's sort of these CUDA ways to the owners sitting in the owner's box. Right. And you I mean, what other sport keeps showing you the reaction of these guys in tailored suits with, you know, with their private boxes and celebrities around them just to see like, the human reaction of these these men in their gladiators and how they're performing on their behalf. But it's true. I mean, they're known as the membership. That is like they're sorta club name, and it's the most exclusive Bill, you know, billionaire boys club in America. Steve Tisch the cone or the New York Giants calls a billionaire junior high school for billionaires. So it was pretty fascinating sort of watched that that community operate. Well. It's the sport itself has got to be somewhat quivering in its boots. You you look at the injury situation. The rule changes that have come about. It's not the same game anymore. And I think more troubling for the NFL is the fact that young children are not participating in football. And parents aren't having them that does not. Not spell well for the future that league. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's not just parents aren't letting them play like, they're actively driving them in other directions. Right. I mean to play sports and things. Yeah. I mean, I think they're certainly the talent pool that the colleges in the program. We'll have to draw is probably going to shrink over the years because you're right or participate participation rates are are way down. I mean, that's true with other sports across the board. But football is certainly among them. And you know, I think we're going to look at a different game over the years. And look we'll see football today. We'll be as popular football and fifty years. It'll be as popular as it is today. I mean, I think there's a one of the reasons, you know, to use your words that they're quaking in their boots. Is that I think they might think that we have reached peak football. And we're now sort of on a downside, and you know, you see sort of a downturn in TV ratings and indicators like that, and you know, maybe maybe this is a trend to not a faith. Could very well. Be the case is a fascinating book one of the other many villains that we've had in Saint Louis football experience. You know, STAN Kroenke and at the top of laws, but we're not very fond of Commissioner Roger Goodell. But that's an opinion. That's not unique to Saint Louis. Correct. Yeah. No. I mean like, so look you can talk. I mean, Roger Goodell has no shortage of detractors. I mean, it takes a real skill to be booed through seven rounds of the draft. Right. And I mean, that's true. Whether the draft is held in New York or Chicago or Dallas or Philadelphia. I mean, these are four places that have zero axes to grind against the Commissioner. They just don't like him. But you're right. I mean, there is if you wanna go market by market. I mean, there are places the entire cities entire regions. Like, he probably couldn't go to without like, heavy security. I mean, Saint Louis absolutely being one. I mean, San Diego Oakland, and you know, those other teams that have lost their franchises. And then there's new. England, Dallas Baltimore teams that have they feel been on the wrong side of a player discipline issue or scandal, or whatever that they feel that the Commissioner has mishandled terribly. And this has been a recurring theme around, you know, his commissionership especially over the last five or six years. And look I got pretty close to the Commissioner. I got to spend some time with him. And and he's very careful kind of not a great interview, I will say that. But he also just doesn't seem to be able to get out of his own way. And and I don't know. I mean, the league seems to be succeeding because of the greatness of the game. But in spite of the people who run a known, we're visiting with Mark Leibovich. He's the author of big game. The NFL in dangerous times a really fascinating book last question, Mark for LSU go when I was a kid coming up everybody, you know, outside of Texas hated the Dallas Cowboys. They were the most despised here in America that mantle hip pass now to the New England. Patriots agreed. Well, yeah, I I should probably disclose a bias because I did grow up there. And unfortunately, I don't live there. I don't live there anymore. But I still I still have the disease. So I will tell you for anyone who's listening who does not like my team. And I assume that's pretty much everyone. I'm not one of the bad ones. You shouldn't disqualify consideration in my book because of my loyalties. But yeah, look, we probably lead the league in access to grinds. Whether it's because you know, we win so much. Our fans are so obnoxious or cheating scandals or whatever you want. Whatever you want to say. I mean, I I've heard it all. I guess it goes with the territory, and I still wouldn't trade places with other other teams. But I think you're right. I think we're probably we might be gal giving Dallas run for its money. But you know, if it's any consolation I also hate the Cowboys. Well, there you go. We're in that one together partner. He's mark. Understanding the author of the book big game the NFL and dangerous times. A great read I recommended thanks for joining us on the quiver. River electric s line. Mark good luck with the book. Thank you ever me on. Hey, when we come back live in studio live music, my most favorite thing in the world, John gore. He is close your eyes, which you don't have to do because it's radio, you close your eyes. And you think you're listening to Billy Joel he's going to be performing live here in studio.

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"mark leyva" Discussed on  News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

10:19 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"This person if it doesn't if he doesn't agree with what's going on should quit and write a book or speak out, or or do whatever I think eventually with all of the journalistic firepower now focused on this. We might eventually figure out who it is an interesting. So that's that's a fairly common thing. You're hearing from the get-go yesterday. That's from Howard Kurtz, who's a Fox News media analyst, this is from David fromm who who hates Trump writing in the Atlantic immediately. But he he hates Trump. But he wrote this why this is a constitutional crisis a cowardly coup from within the administration threatens to inflame the president's paranoia and further endanger America's security, but what he said isn't as peace impeachment is a constitutional mechanism the twenty fifth amendment is a constitutional maximum mechanism mass resignations followed by voluntary. Testimony to congressional committees are a constitutional mechanism overt defiance of a president's authority by the president's own appointees. That's a constitutional crisis and how. It was a cowardly move. We're talking about the anonymous editorial published in the New York Times yesterday in which many, you know, fairly well trodden accusations about the president's skills acumen sanity at center were remade by alleged senior official. It was the first time we might as well be the first time the New York Times has ever published an anonymous editorial no at the second time, they mentioned earlier time, it'd be a distraction I mentioned one. But so everybody's hair's on fire in DC as usual, you got somebody who who sounds like they know the thinking of the cabinet. Claiming that they all got together and vowed to resist the president and that they were considering the twenty fifth amendment which would be them going to congress and saying this guy's Kuku and can't be president. That's a hell of a thing. And on that note, we welcome Gabby more jello, Washington Examiner, White House reporter Gaby the time for careful fact based reporting is past time for wild speculation. How are you? Well, how are you? Good. Oh, actually, what we'd like to know from you since you're around. It was how crazy was the atmosphere at the White House and around DC yesterday. Oh, gosh. It's been a crazy week here. I mean between the cavenaugh hearings the Woodward book the Nautilus op op-ed yesterday that you guys are talking about. It's just it's been nonstop. I'm trying to get a sense of this just my sense from here. A long way from it is that this was even another level though, by Trump standards of of of just holy crap. I mean when this hit you all had to be like jumping on your phones and whispered each other. Yeah, you know, I I actually just got off the phone with somebody who worked in the White House up until recently. And they were saying that there's you know, a great deal frustration about this. But the almost feel like there's been a coordinated attack by the establishment and career officials in the last week or two between, you know, some of the comments that were made against the president and aftermath of the death of Senator McCain and things that were used to in this person's word score political points. And then now the drop of the Woodward book earlier this week with all of the accusations that about various staffers pulling files off of the rest. Loot Oval Office to prevent President Trump from doing things they didn't want him to do. And now, of course, as, you know, anonymous column in the New York Times alleging that they're sort of shadow operation inside the administration. It really is just a huge pile on. And you have to think that the president is certainly feeling very alone in this moment. Do you feel in this is more editorial than reporting? But do you feel like anything has changed with this editorial? Or is it a particularly loud pronunciation of what we've been hearing. I think it's probably more of the ladder. You know, most people inside the White House aren't really concerned about it. There's what I'm hearing is that there's not a lot of pressure on cabinet officials or even senior administration officials and senior White House officials to issue statements of their own saying that they had no involvement in this at this wasn't written by well. See I thought they'd be waterboarding. Jeff Sessions by now. No. Yeah. It didn't wouldn't we all. No, no. It does not appear to be the case. So god. I don't know. Are you are y'all? Scrambling trying to figure out who it is. Or are you wagering? Oh, gosh. Of course. But I mean, there's, you know, nine hundred something some senior officials inside this administration. Wait, hold on hold the presses. So is that an accurate number? There are nine hundred people that could be considered a senior official official, correct. Down a bit. So I don't I don't know. I mean. Could be the secretary of defense or somebody who knows barely more than I do. Right. It could absolutely just be a deputy, you know, official in some capacity at the State Department. It could be somebody at the transportation department another agency. I mean, it definitely undersecretary at the transportation department is not going to the department of the interior whatever that that individual would be considered a senior administration official. Yes. Oh, yeah. We have to imagine that you know, the fact that the New York Times so rarely publishes anonymous off ED's they've only done this once before they obviously know the identity of this person, and I think in order to advance John barren, it has to be somebody with at least some name recognition. John barren a White House official. People magazine, we believe this actually be Gabby more and White House reporter for the Washington Examiner on the line. Busted. Well, Gabby God help us all I wonder what the big story will be tomorrow. I hope we can check in when it breaks. I'm sure that there's going to be more more to the story coming right? Well, thanks for a couple of minutes of your time. Gabby. It's great to talk to you. Always great. Thanks for having me. Thank you. Couple of interesting things there will one obviously nine hundred senior officials. It could be again getting back to our conversation with whoever that was from the Washington Post. The New York Times has got to know if it's not a household name at least among political junkies. They're going to take a hell of a hit. It's gotta be a big name. Yeah. I would assume they know that. But as he pointed out, he said, it's the it's the opinion division, not the news of division, and the the the editorial room, they hate Trump. Oh, and they are left at Trotsky the New York Times. So they churn out at Tories. I can't believe they're serious, but they made a bad calculation, if it's some unknown mid level most people go who cares? What that person thinks? The other thing is interesting standard on that. By the way, I'm ready to announce it their title has to be six syllables or less. Undersecretary. That's fine. Assistant undersecretary, no frigging way, special assistant to the under. No. Six or less New York Times, you're on the clock. God, I just kind of feel like if it's somebody. I haven't heard of is somebody follows it pretty closely. It's but anyway, the other thing is interesting is some belief that this was a coordinated effort. Surely, the funeral doesn't fit in the only thing I can picture, and this comes from the wonderful wonderful book by Mark Leyva vich every grade school or middle schooler rice cooler in America must read this town. It opens at Tim russert s- funeral. Where the the the high and mighty are gathered and jawing gossiping elbowing for more prominent positions at cetera et cetera. And one of the points of the book is they all know each other. They go to the same their kids go to the same schools. They work on the same boards. They they laugh about the partisan battles. You all are so obsessed about I could absolutely see a gathering as auspicious as the McCain funeral being a place where people whispered a little bit. Then they went to a reception afterward and whispered a little more. I actually wondered if Bush and Obama got any alone time where they were. They said God, he believe this crap. What the hell like Bush supposedly said after the inaugural her inaugural address, which I was at dressed as a spine. That's right. Larry ously, so Bush Bush apparently said to somebody boy that was some weird ass. I wonder if Trump or if Bush and Obama spent any time did you see the Bush passing the candy tool? Michelle. I thought was a tender moment. But so a coordination between a couple of very mild attacks on Trump at the funeral. But the Woodward op Ed thing does seem like it's a very similar flavor. Gutless fake. I mean, that's that's not a mild attack. That's a severe attack harsh at the funeral. Yes. But I know you don't want to talk about. But so, but this op Ed piece and the book, they're they're very similar. Oh, yeah. Well, it's the same theme. So that that being coordinated it's hard to imagine. Bob Woodward coordinating with somebody. That would do it anonymously though. No, okay. The other way to look at it. Everybody's anonymous in his book practically the other way to look at. It would be this makes more sense. The book has been known to be coming out for months. We knew the day. It was coming out this op-ed person timed their op-ed piece to the book that was coming out right end or the New York Times they didn't have to be working with. Well, do we have texts on the topic because we have a couple of emails seeking to answer? My question. How in the world if you are at the center of a secret cabal of resistors within the White House? How in the world would it it? Vance your priorities to announce it would seem to be the last thing you'd want to do. Well, again, the motivation of this is completely mysterious..

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"mark leyva" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"mark leyva" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"So god. I don't know. Are you are y'all? Scrambling trying to figure out who it is. Or are you wagering? Oh, gosh. Of course. But I mean, there's, you know, nine hundred something some senior officials inside this administration. Wait, hold on hold the presses. So is that an accurate number? There are nine hundred people that could be considered a senior official official, correct. That waters it down a bit. So I don't I don't know. Secretary of defense or somebody who knows barely more than I do. Right. It could absolutely just be a deputy, you know, official in some capacity at the State Department. It could be somebody at the transportation department another agency. I mean, a deputy undersecretary at the transportation department is not going to the department of the interior whatever that that individual would be considered a senior administration official. Yes. Well, we we we might have to imagine that you know, the fact that the New York Times so rarely publishes anonymous op EDS, I think they've only done this once before they obviously know the identity of this person, and I think in order to John barren, it has to be somebody with at least some name recognition. John barren. No White House official. Used to call people magazine, we believe this who actually be Gabby more Ingela White House reporter for the Washington Examiner on the line. Well, Gabby God help us all I wonder what the big story will be tomorrow. I hope we can check in when it breaks. I'm sure there's gonna be more more to the story coming to our thanks for a couple of minutes of your time. Gabby. It's great to talk to you. Always great. Thanks for having me. Thank you. Couple of interesting things there will one obviously nine hundred senior officials. It could be again getting back to our conversation with whoever that was from the Washington Post. The New York Times has got to know if it's not a household name at least among political junkies. They're going to take a hell of a hit. It's gotta be a big name. That that way. I would assume they know that. But as he pointed out, he said, it's the it's the opinion division, not the news of division and the the editorial room, they hate Trump. Oh, and they are left to Trotsky the New York Times. So they now the Tories I can't believe they're serious, but they made a bad calculation, if it's some unknown mid level. Most people go man who cares. What that person thinks? The other thing is interesting standard on that. By the way, I'm ready to announce it their title has to be six syllables or less. Undersecretary. That's fine. Assistant undersecretary, no frigging way, special assistant to the under. No. Six or less New York Times, you're on the clock. God, I just kind of feel like if it's somebody. I haven't heard of somebody follows pretty closely. It's but anyway, the other thing is interesting is some belief that this is a coordinated effort. Surely, the funeral doesn't fit in the only thing I can picture, and this comes from the wonderful wonderful book by Mark Leyva vich every grade school or middle school or high school or in America must read this town. It opens at Tim russert s- funeral. Where the the the high and mighty are gathered and join gossiping elbowing for more prominent positions etcetera etcetera and one of the points of the book is they all know each other. They go to the same their kids go to the same schools, they work on same boards. They they laugh about the partisan battles. You all are so obsessed about I could absolutely see a gathering as a spacious as the McCain funeral being a place where people whispered a little bit..

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