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Argentines bid final farewell to Maradona as national mourning begins

ESPN FC

21:21 min | 1 year ago

Argentines bid final farewell to Maradona as national mourning begins

"Welcome into this special edition of espn fc as we pay tribute to diego maradonna. Who passed away today at the age of sixty craig burley with me here in the studio you can clinton joining us a little later on in the program to talk about what it was like to play against him. We also welcome to the show gab. Marcatti and argentine colleague from espn deported. Ricardo ortiz is with us rookie. I want to start with you to try out. Some how important. Maradona was for argentina. Hi guys pleasure to be with all of you. Maradona as the most important figure ever in argentina i. It doesn't matter what where when everybody would always talk about madonna. He's a legend. Now the idol and now a legend. I it's just unbelievable the morning and what people on the streets are doing in the middle of a pandemic they don't care if in argentina right now for example in the stadium of book juniors. There's hundreds of thousands of people probably a lot more tonight gathering where he played and won a championship. There's hundreds and thousands of people gathered around out of junior stadium where it all started and there's hundreds and hundreds of people outside of his house in a very poor neighborhood. Outside of one is ours. Quality fiorito the house where he grew up on with dirt floors lighting candles every street every corner every city. Every town people are out on the streets and tomorrow in the funeral it will be in the government's palace. They're expecting over a million people tomorrow in the center of one side is to say goodbye to somebody. Who's the most famous argentinian for us. And the most famous argentinian around the world ever so people are really suffering something that they knew it was going to happen sooner rather than later. What a player was. Yeah i mean multiple world cups. They played on one one obviously in a sex with not the best argentina site but he was amazing went to spain and eighty two and played in the world cup's twenty one year old a way in his shoulders. One so young at that point got himself sent off from the big game against brazil will even lend from the came back was even stronger delivered and one of the things that were thinking about is up until his death today. If he'd gone to any club to visit and the world the moment be the biggest clubs in germany. spain. Italy england every player. Some of these players are superstars. Everyone of these players would have wanted a photo. We've seen some of the pictures videos during the when he did go and visit Clubs over the past few years and an all these guys all the ones to do a photo. Welcome because everybody just know what a superstar boys and it could walk into any club under beg stars would all be over to say please. Can i have a full. Because that's how much people hold them and respect gap markazi with us as well gabe. Obviously we heard how argentina is hurting in particular as naples today. No question about it. People are out there on the streets in naples. Even though of course there is a curfew going on right now The connection that he made with naples obviously his adopted city and some might look some of the darkness in his life and pinpoint. That is the moment when when things started to go wrong for him by you know you. You speak to his teammates former teammates and dal speak of of his generosity. They speak about how he was always front and center always standing up to be counted. Random people on the street and to this day in the streets of naples. You'll find murals tomato. You'll find shrines to montana. He had a hold over a city city. That was when you arrive was was beaten down was was impoverished had never won a title There's a divide between the wealthier north of italy in the poor south of italy and they won two titles while he was their third one. They let slip away at the end. Still rather murky circumstances and he's the guy who changed all that he changed the inevitability of history. I think in the eyes of the united a lot of people and that's why he resonated so much she loved certainly enables but i think beyond that he loved being anti-establishment he loves speaking his mind. And i'll tell you what. Then i throughout his life you know. He had highs and lows he made enemies and then at times but in the end in the last fifteen twenty years whether whether it was pillay whether it was peter shilton he he came back and he made up with with a lot of the people he he fell out with and i was struck by something i read. I read somebody posted an interview. He gave back Back is a nineteen year old where he talked about how we talk about. Favorite actor was right on which i found kind of random but he talked about what is greatest trait was and he said i wanna be friends with my enemies and and i think in many ways that is how much of the world from a distance viewed him as as somebody who had the good fortune before he passed to go back and and and really rebuild all the bridges and all the relationships and and really leave us on on good terms with good terms with with very much. Everybody out there ricky. Take us through your point of view with regards to how you will remember him. Remember him of one of the greatest ever on the feel and also a personality so strong and controversial of it. Not many great athletes have done that that to be so much in spotlight for his entire life since since he was about seven eight years old when in argentina they started talking about him he used to play for the us and the red star is today's roca. Were people will gather out of nowhere. Because they knew there was a new kid that was unreal and this was way before cable internet and social media and he did all that before those times. Which is just incredible. He was just different than everybody else and that will remember him. Also as a great great captain whether you love or you hate him. He loved that. Argentinian jersey. More than anything in more than anybody. He was a great leader. He would push to the end. And that's why how he won a world cup. That's how we made it to the final and the second world cup. He played injured with his right leg in really bad shape his ankle and really bad shape. If you look at through the years he started at the age of sixteen Playing in first division and he never stopped. I think he could've played ten more years if he would've taken care of himself. I also remember him for that for not being able to really take care of his body and his mind. It just went over his heading. Never control himself. He went into politics and a lot of people hating him for that but he always spoke his mind. He didn't care. What where when and all. These things for maradona are just different. From almost every other athlete maybe with except mohammed ali that in and out of a field or boxing ring he just kept being on the front page of every paper and every newspaper that was ever printed. It's just unbelievable coming from argentina that i was listening to be there. You know you think of italian soccer in the eighties. I think he was one of the first ones who made people around the world. Want to watch league. Like the italian league just because maradona was playing he. He won napoli twice where they could have. Never even come closer to that. And i've been there many many times and it's just unreal today yesterday and thirty years ago for every day you can buy and maradona shirt. A lot easier than you canning. Senior member things ham seek e way. Anybody that played after him. It's just incredible. What those people thought and loved about the madonna to go back to you. What ricky said about. you know. it could've played longer. Potentially i looked after these body a little bit longer and his main but then the game didn't look after the maradona's back in those days and for louis people the younger generation watch lino massi. Do all these things and they are great. And i'm not taking that away. But he was doing that on. ploughed fields. right with pitches where the ball would. Something's wouldn't even bums are bubbled hard to control with defenders who were some of the roughest toughest one and literally wanted to snap them. It's not please legs. Because that was the only way to stop him and he had to deal with that every time we went on the field and still perform and some of the most wonderful and great goals. That will ever see you can imagine ho has body with the bean. At the end of a game ho the game was played and refereed and the eighty s is a complete contrast to the modern game and rightly so the way the current players are protected. He did not have the did not have that luxury and yet were still able to do that. Which is quite amazing. We'll say thank you very much to rookie for joining us Of course we just say out pouring of support. And this is what i had to say on twitter. What's sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said but for now make god give strength to family members. One day. I hope we can play pool together in the sky. Welcome to the show. Now someone who knew exactly what it was like to go. Head to head with maradonna international level in a world cup final and obviously on domestic level clinton's men into milan. When diego maradonna was. That is very best for napoli again. Thank you very much for your time. Just your initial reaction about very very very said moment. I think full entire world of football On monday madonna was Was an absolute exception. He was Probably for to take decades. You know the late eighties to the nineties. The most most Amazing play on the planet. He was a A genius he was i. I called him always artist. There's there's they did degrade football player. And then there's maybe one artist and diego maradona's was an artist. He what he did on the field full of creativity full of unbelievable to take knee was just an her off. And i had the pleasure to play many times against him with club team if it was stood guard and you if a cup final was germany world cup finally if it was Into milan the two games against napoli. And you just simple simply admire this guy and to have him. Passover early just sixty sixty years of age is a very very sad to pull unfortunately reality. You can just take us back to to that time. And just how big walls he while he was on his own level in. Oh they were great players obviously in the late eighties. Early nineties in italy Lauder mateos was one of the best players in the world goalie from boston. Right cut curriculum. Ow before i was maybe blood was was was unbelievable. Great players but he was an another level. He was just someone that that always made the difference and figured things out on the field that nobody else could figure out so you could men mock him. You could mock him his own older. You had no no idea how to mock him because he was just so gifted and so there was so much admiration for him and and outside the field he was just a simple very Normal person in a lot of people thought momma donna. All his Issues then drugs and other things. Li laid on was a very complicated person. He was not. Diego was a very down to earth. Very normal guy that just wanted to be with his friends with his families and What he has brought to argentina you will never forget that in what he brought to his especially to is not believer son of naples That people will never forget that. So imagine today You know how people morning in argentina and in napoli in italy and around the world is just a just a very sad moment. you're what was it like the reaction from the crowds when you were up against napoli and maradona's was on the board. I imagine just that sense of expectation must've being palpable even as a player. Yeah i mean i've been. I heard the news i was. I was really shocked as money. And and i posted something on my twitter side and i rarely actually post things but by posted something that i always thought about. Diego was his warmup routine depending on the music in the stadium started to do his routine with jogging and the ball around and that was made him. I think it has seven million hits by now. Life is live music. Dead really is jay. Go on monday madonna. He just wanted to be in rhythm himself if the music with the game and when you watch him then doing his walmart you you phase him actually as an opponent and you kind of have lost the game because you gave him so much respect you give him so much and because he was such a fantastic football player that your and that kind of transfer to the to the to fans in the stadium you know the even away games for him became home games because the people just wanted to see him. You know if you played in milan in front of eighty five thousand which is kind of standing up giving him standing ovations even if you may be lost a game or other games so so he was just a. It was a sustained unique over almost twenty years. And i always put him on the same pay leeann fronts. Bacon bala prior to madonna and then obviously came the next generations with Mac in our analogy. But but donna izzo in his own way. I simply unique. You mentioned the next generation yorgen and a lot of people may be seen. Maradonna play live the younger generation who are watching. Just talk about the fact that was. That was the protection. Was that from the referees. That maybe have now and you're playing on very different surfaces as well well in in in his days Obviously the fields were not good. The reveries didn't give you any protection. Ended defenders has killers. You know they just ditch us. I don't know how many follows a game run on madonna. Try to stop him all over two three defenders at the same time when all over him and he's still find solutions he's still found found a way out in score and scott incredible goals then so he took a lot a lot of hits And obviously his fame than along side in the spotlight living. The spotlight was not really his his wish. His wish was to be a normal guy playing his game. Making the difference on the field off the field he just wanted to be with friends and family but what he what he achieved because of those circumstances doing his playing days is almost impossible to achieve the interest thing as i saw clip from an of. You're on sky sports in the uk from a couple of weeks ago and it was moretz. You'll portrait was on former tottenham manager of course former argentine international news talking and they were talking about maradona. And he said we know we have all these stories about the off-the-field antics of recent years and even when he was playing but behind the scenes privately when he was with you or with. These teammates. Away from the glare of the media. He was a really genuinely warm individuals that wanted to help people the rest of as all a big story true for the newspapers but it was interesting portrait. He spoke so long layover in another thing. I think about because it's a different era to me but playing against the likes of the brazilian ronaldo the world cup and france ninety eight and seen what he can do with three or four plans around. You thought you had time in the corner on the over sudden four people and he was getting strike goal and we know how good he was. Brilliant for the hair would have been laid to play against off. That's where it was like playing against a great player. Light renowned on the other thing was empty before my oktay jokes. Gian-franco franco zola. He was going to be the air at one point. I believe to diego maradona napoli. No zola was a majestic player. But can you imagine having the way and your shoulders of go in there and potentially replace the quality of maradona. so it's unfathomable. Anybody can do that. But but no yet i think everybody of have over the piece of just we know there's lots of stories. We notice milan. But this was really apart from great. Football was a really genuinely warm guy. Last point again you do fail. That will never be anyone like diego maradonna again. I don't think so. Because i think diego maradona was was so unique because the way he emotionally connected with the people of his people and weren't as iowa's in argentina his people in napoli was so deep it was so warm and it was so i- amazing to see i traveled to and obviously go down to two zero so badly wanted to watch book. Juniors weevil played one eight. My life was when my list. And i walked through. Borka the the area around the stadium and almost every second house wall was a was a painting a tribute to jingle maradonna. I mean it's just what he left there with the people they were one they just just melted into each other and the same. He did in napoli for for napoli august. This is a today is very very sad. Sad day because this is this is her almost lifetime hero. I mean throughout generations. You know what he brought to napoli brought to the city of napoli brought hope he brought a smile. He brought excitement. He gave them pride pride. Because you know those years when he joined napoli was a big big Have kind of a disconnection between the south and off in italy and and he wanted to give these people real a real jojoba real pride. And that's what he did through the game of football. He used the tool of football to to bring these people up and and give them give them a quality of life to give them so much more than just his goals on the field. And that's what you see him. That's why i think devil be not a second minor donna coming up anywhere in the world he was. He wasn't one time off like michelangelo or fun. Goal or all these famous autists. He's he's one of them. You can kinsman. Thank very much sheriff supposed to be an outpouring around the world on social media messy writing a very sad day for all argentines and football. He leaves us but does not leave. Because diego is eternal. I'd take all the beautiful moments linked with him and wanted to take the opportunity to send him condolences to all his friends and family. Alrighty

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Remembering Diego Maradona

ESPN FC

05:27 min | 1 year ago

Remembering Diego Maradona

"Welcome into this special edition of espn fc as we pay tribute to diego maradonna. Who passed away today at the age of sixty craig burley with me here in the studio you can clinton joining us a little later on in the program to talk about what it was like to play against him. We also welcome to the show gab. Marcatti and argentine colleague from espn deported. Ricardo ortiz is with us rookie. I want to start with you to try out. Some how important. Maradona was for argentina. Hi guys pleasure to be with all of you. Maradona as the most important figure ever in argentina i. It doesn't matter what where when everybody would always talk about madonna. He's a legend. Now the idol and now a legend. I it's just unbelievable the morning and what people on the streets are doing in the middle of a pandemic they don't care if in argentina right now for example in the stadium of book juniors. There's hundreds of thousands of people probably a lot more tonight gathering where he played and won a championship. There's hundreds and thousands of people gathered around out of junior stadium where it all started and there's hundreds and hundreds of people outside of his house in a very poor neighborhood. Outside of one is ours. Quality fiorito the house where he grew up on with dirt floors lighting candles every street every corner every city. Every town people are out on the streets and tomorrow in the funeral it will be in the government's palace. They're expecting over a million people tomorrow in the center of one side is to say goodbye to somebody. Who's the most famous argentinian for us. And the most famous argentinian around the world ever so people are really suffering something that they knew it was going to happen sooner rather than later. What a player was. Yeah i mean multiple world cups. They played on one one obviously in a sex with not the best argentina site but he was amazing went to spain and eighty two and played in the world cup's twenty one year old a way in his shoulders. One so young at that point got himself sent off from the big game against brazil will even lend from the came back was even stronger delivered and one of the things that were thinking about is up until his death today. If he'd gone to any club to visit and the world the moment be the biggest clubs in germany. spain. Italy england every player. Some of these players are superstars. Everyone of these players would have wanted a photo. We've seen some of the pictures videos during the when he did go and visit Clubs over the past few years and an all these guys all the ones to do a photo. Welcome because everybody just know what a superstar boys and it could walk into any club under beg stars would all be over to say please. Can i have a full. Because that's how much people hold them and respect gap markazi with us as well gabe. Obviously we heard how argentina is hurting in particular as naples today. No question about it. People are out there on the streets in naples. Even though of course there is a curfew going on right now The connection that he made with naples obviously his adopted city and some might look some of the darkness in his life and pinpoint. That is the moment when when things started to go wrong for him by you know you. You speak to his teammates former teammates and dal speak of of his generosity. They speak about how he was always front and center always standing up to be counted. Random people on the street and to this day in the streets of naples. You'll find murals tomato. You'll find shrines to montana. He had a hold over a city city. That was when you arrive was was beaten down was was impoverished had never won a title There's a divide between the wealthier north of italy in the poor south of italy and they won two titles while he was their third one. They let slip away at the end. Still rather murky circumstances and he's the guy who changed all that he changed the inevitability of history. I think in the eyes of the united a lot of people and that's why he resonated so much she loved certainly enables but i think beyond that he loved being anti-establishment he loves speaking his mind. And i'll tell you what. Then i throughout his life you know. He had highs and lows he made enemies and then at times but in the end in the last fifteen twenty years whether whether it was pillay whether it was peter shilton he he came back and he made up with with a lot of the people he he fell out

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"markazi" Discussed on SI Media Podcast

SI Media Podcast

06:12 min | 2 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on SI Media Podcast

"I don't know if it was the first, but I think it was the first the first official reporting from a reopened Las Vegas, Arash Markazi, Rush. How are you? I'm good. Jimmy. I have to say you're one of the people I. You know now. I'm thinking about it that the Corentin must not have been fun considering you're in a different state every day it seems like. I mean it was really hard. 'cause we were about to go into this phase of like the playoffs you had like the little the Lakers and the clippers. This was gonna be like a fun season. For them and the dodgers I mean you just had so much happening. During that time, so listen I think it's been hard for a lot of you'll, but in the Los Angeles sports in particular. We were about to go into a really fun time. Yeah, the Lakers especially We're GONNA. I think have a big run there where you know it would. Lebron whether the heat the cavs. The Lakers. There's really nothing like those June Nights Lebron. You know in the playoffs. Sort of everyone watching together. It's always that I miss I must say. And then you know the big thing for us in Los Angeles I mean we have not experienced one of those. June nine in ten years, so there's a feeling that after. A long kind of period of like really bad basketball, and not making the playoffs and having like a top five. Finally, this was like a championship contending team in as soon as like that last week of the season. They beat the bugs. They beat the clippers. Getting Ready for this stretch run going into the playoffs, and then we got the covid nineteen pandemic. We're GonNa Talk About Vegas. That's what Russia's onto do give sort of set. The scene for vase was like, but I'm just thinking. This is your on because you are out there in la I'm here in New York. And you know PAC ten football, PAC twelve whatever it is USC UCLA, just complete non factors here in New York, but I am curious because with cove it. It does seem like college football. All the attention right now is on MLB NFL and cultural at least here. Maybe because it's again I'm in New York so there's this Sir bias here, but cultural sort of flying under the radar in my head I think. The biggest mess with college football's like every state is just completely different when it comes to the COVID. What's The vibe there in California, do you think like PAC twelve starts on time? Do you think fans in the stands? Do you think no season will give me before to Vegas? Give me a little yes and. So the unique thing about that as you touched on, it's like a school by school basis, so USC will be allowing students back on campus in the fall that again. That is the plan you see system which includes. UCLA is saying it'll be like. An online class situation. So what you what you can have in what college football will have to? You know somehow deal with this is. You can't have players returning to a campus if they're saying that it's not safe for the students to return to campus. Don't my my guess is they're going to try to figure out a way to have a college football season, but that's the. That's the struggle there where USC is saying, kids can return to campus, but UCLA is saying that they can't. Yeah. Yeah, that's that is a great word to describe this time period. That were just bizarre. Yeah, everything well speaking a bizarre so. Arash hit sin city when it reopened a couple of weeks ago. and. was really like the reporter of the you know the the number one reporter reporting on the opening of Vegas for basically everyone and. You posted some pictures I put them in train of thought. Now my take away from your pictures of Vegas. Reopening was just. It looks so depressing to me. But when you were there, what's the vibe when you're there? Saying here's the thing depending on what hotel and casino you went to. It could be depressing because the important thing to notice that only half the strip is back up again, so if you go okay, yeah, so you know. I'm trying to think like the wind was open. Caesar's was opened Bellagio caused the other end of the Strip with like MGM and Tropicana New York New York. That's close to know. They're of open song. Trying to think of the closest properties would be Paris heavily. Bay Hori a Dora. Mirage now. Why is that why only half and I think what they want to see? Who's WHO's GONNA come out right like who a guy a guy included me, but I was there for work like who's The guy who stadium say the casino door up? The Thursday ten am awaiting us to like opened the doors for the first time because it was amazing. The response I got and I. Don't know who is fifty fifty but I mean there was like half the people were saying. All that's amazing like I love to go back and then obviously there was half. It's not more to be honest that we're saying Oh. My God like why are they doing that like? We're not passes. We're going to get a wave so. So the most surprising thing to me was this and this really touches on your point of Lake. I was providing a glimpse into Las Vegas. It was very Monday in video in terms of if this was twenty nineteen. No one would've cared about this but I did a two minute video of me walking through the casino floor Friday night at the Cosmo and what made it unique? Or at least unique during this time was that it felt like it was shot last year. No one was wearing a mask. No one was keeping six feet apart It just was like everyone was having? A really good time in so. I think the Cosmo of all of the properties felt the most normal and when I say normal like there's no pandemic in terms of what these people thinking here in the story that that's how road..

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"markazi" Discussed on SI Media Podcast

SI Media Podcast

06:16 min | 2 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on SI Media Podcast

"Yeah but I want it back for people to get their jobs back I. mean that's what's important. Factor That's a big factor, yeah! Speaking of baseball, you did not watch long on summer the thirty for thirty on ESPN. Yet I know all now on, I watch! Paul Jordan Watch. Watch. Briefly and I didn't I didn't watch lance. What did you think of Lance Lamp? Really he was really. Very good It showed. Like the you know when you're writing something or saying something you really. WanNa, show, not tell on, and I thought. He did a great job of that because Lance Armstrong very complicated guy, but you got the sense of what a Turkey is, and was One of compulsory was, and how important wants to the sport, and I thought I'd just give a really good much more. Journalistic view of everything but entertaining in the same way Team and it wasn't really you know. There was a little journalism in it, but it wasn't journalism at all. I mean Jordan was one of the producers, and the as one of the producers I mean. Come on with me a break, so you missing out? Apple. You know they went into thing all dance Robbins personal as like Michael Jordan We didn't know one thing about it again. I'm not saying I wanted that, but I'm just saying if you're doing expose and the idea, though was shooting down like any conspiracies like gambling to sat everything a meeting. Those things are true. Maybe they're not, but like documentary wasn't GonNa find the true so doctors if they're worried if they found out like you know some That the gambling you know secret suspension was true. It's hard to believe and the people that were the commissioner. NBA's lead tr person Jordan's biographer, and maybe Jordan I think we might have been the fourth one, so it's not exactly like they did like. That so So I. I thought it was pretty good I skipped. And Maguire on your tweet. It was really bad. And I've never seen a thirty for thirty. That's was so shocking about it, but this is really really bad. I. Wish you would have watched, so we could discuss it. That was interesting to me about. Like. Top reason about. Well there was an hour and forty five minutes of Homerun highlights, and then the last fifteen minutes or steroids. They I mean the document it opens up with like five minutes on a memorabilia collector. Nobody cares? and. What I the most shocking thing to me was they interviewed Sosa? Ask them about steroids again in the last fifteen minutes after an hour and fifteen minutes of Homerun highlights, and by the way when they started the steroid segment in the last fifteen minutes, they started it with bonds and put it all on bonds, and then we're like. Oh, well, you know. It was. All Bonds Fall Bonds. Did it now. We got to ask these guys about it. They S Osa. About steroids because he's never admitted unlike mcgwire. Sosa got defiant and said I. Don't understand why everyone wants me to admit to steroids when everyone was doing it. And the producer or whoever it was asking, the questions off camera never followed up by saying because you hit six runs one year. They. Just let them go, so it was. A Lot I was tweeting about how bad it was and the responses I kept getting from people on twitter. Who hit the nail on the head? More eloquently than I could kept saying like there's just nothing of depth ear. They didn't go in depth on anything. It was just all the there's. They didn't get into anything it was. An hour and fifteen an hour and forty five minutes of. This is how they went back and forth hitting home runs every day during the ninety eight season in the last fifteen minutes, it was like well bonds, royds, and then it got to mcgwire, and Sosa and the end. I had people like you know I have to say. This is a shocking thing for twitter, but like ninety five percent of the people agreed with me, and then the five percent were like Oh was a fun. Look back at eight. Oh, so fun watching those home runs. Oh, nostalgia, so, but there's nothing there. If you look at, there's not you don't learn one thing now. You want to learn that with all about Lance I didn't like I know about Lance Armstrong and you some things I didn't know necessarily all the nitty gritty, which makes much interesting, so there's always perspective. I think if you're someone who is going to. Maybe would be any the talking heads on the were. Of chip carry a lot of local saint. Louis guys know Joe Buck who basically called record-breaking home runs because I guess either Fox doesn't let him on. Our ESPN doesn't on who knows you know which one of them? Is Pulling. Joel. I. Yeah, so, it was. It. Was Strange. It was really weird What's going on? You've reported a lot lately about ESPN. Radio is. There's two things going on so ESPN. Several people have. I guess laugh, not at contracts renewed during the pandemic, and now there's talk of like an ESPN radio shakeup now I. Don't you know I don't know? WE'RE IN NEW YORK? Nobody in New York listens to what is it Wingo and Golic in the morning nationally I'm not sure what what the status they are, but from what you've reported. It sounds like a shakeup could happen there soon. Yeah I mean keyshawn. Johnson Kitty on that morning. Show for sure. Max Kellerman maybe possibilities not. Much, no hopping. so no change that up. You know Max maybe later in the day 'cause I think. He wants to stay on I. Take which.

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"markazi" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Putting out there to everybody more listening let's listen to my friend Arash Markazi LA times who you know I always describe your yes your call Mister Ross but you're so much more like a man about town and add another time like this holy smokes like you just told me you're going to Vegas this weekend do you feel like that's like are you comfortable with that idea you know what they are you are you normally a very comfortable and you know going to Vegas not as much I mean June fourth at ten AM district will be open for the first time since it was shut down and so you know you know it's it's your job as a reporter to put yourself sometimes in uncomfortable positions I mean as a sports reporter that's normally not the case but yeah you know when the said this is a story that we would like you to cover I knew that dad listen to no one on staff knows Vegas was like I do so I would be more than happy to do it obviously I'm gonna wear protection I'm going to be as careful as I possibly can be but yeah you know UFC two fifty is coming up next big paper view that that'll take place in Las Vegas and then top top rank as a big car got up coming on June ninth so slowly but surely again no fans but the fight scene combat sports is beginning to return well and I wonder not I want to ask you to speculate but with with everything else that's going on in our our nation right now that that has nothing to do with cold at nineteen and in light of comments so I will definitely view as inflammatory from the president earlier this afternoon I mean our our our our what's your confidence level that these events are still taking place why did it take place I mean I I I think you don't listen and I think what we learned during this period of time things change by the minute and by the day certainly but I I I don't foresee like anything happening where again these these events will take place in front of a crowd and again very few media it will be there so I don't know how many people are going to be watching quite frankly I mean I was watching the U. F. C. on Saturday and I quickly changed the channel because I wanted to see what what what was happening so I and confident the events will happen in we're our country's gonna be by this weekend I'm not quite sure but this is a this is a real time you know mark when you talk about global pandemic which were and still not passed and then what's happening and you're right in the heart of LA which is dealt with so much of this through the years what what what's the vibe right now what what are you feeling it especially as compared to when when unrest has has flared up like this before you know I vividly remember remember in ninety two and what I remember about that why is it was really confined in so if you did not live in downtown or south central or you know watching continent even for the most part you watching things unfold on TV the the really incredible thing about what what we've seen over the past couple days Justin speaking specifically to Los Angeles it's it doesn't matter whether you're in Santa Monica or downtown or along the beach or wherever like it will hit your community and to what degree you're not sure and then you know obviously you to turn it on TV that's happening in Washington DC and San Francisco Sacramento and and all over the country and so is sort of this incredible moment in time where as you just touched on the president takes the podium in your open that you know maybe he'll say something to calm things down.

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Julia Mejia on The Art People Podcast

Latinos Who Lunch

08:35 min | 2 years ago

Julia Mejia on The Art People Podcast

"My when I was a kid. I struggled with depression right. You know it was hard right and so writing was a form of therapy for me and it's still Israel. I think that we have to. We have to celebrate the arts more. And that's the first thing that take away in the public schools that took away the art. They take away the things that are help us feel better about ourselves. You know making us feel like individuals and give giving US Agency to and the hope that we can do whatever I wanna do and I know you've given a lot of people hope and I really appreciate your doing that. I read a little bit about some of the organizations. You help create. Tell me a little bit about my guy. Termine divas lease divas so back in. Twenty fifteen I was getting to the point where I was tired of elected officials knocking on my door asking me for their vote and then we don't see them after the elections right so I was part of this Organization Call Family Independence Initiative and I decided I applied for a small little social impact grant to launch this initiative. And it's a volunteer led Of the grant they will pay for the food and the location just logistic stuff like that. It was a nonprofit was a volunteer. Led Initiative is not a organization but we really made a name for ourselves. We create its base for people who had never engaged in the political conversation to work. In collaboration with elected officials in what we would do is instead of allowing elected officials to sit on panels looking all Q. What we did is our elected official dialogues where speed dating and we would have them facilitate their own conversations and so we wanted them to recognize that they work for us and it was in them doing us. Any favors is that we were here too. We did that intentionally to level the playing field so that the constituents are coming in knew that this was a collaborative conversation and that was not this US versus them that one person at power over the other so that really created the type of environment where elected officials and constituents could be in the same space having the same conversation and through that work. I met a Yana Presley Congresswoman Ileana Presley today and there were times when she would come into our spaces when we would host different types of dialogues was. She wasn't even slated to speak but she would show up because she knew in our space. We always had the real real talk and it was in the one was paying us. We were doing this because we want it to be registered thousands of people to vote and this was all because we were tired and we wanted to change the way. We did things in the Boston. And then I also launched a nonprofit which I was the founder and the Executive Director of a nonprofit called C. Plan which is a collaborative parent leadership action network and that came at a time when there was a big divide between district and charter parents and I wanted to create space for parents to have one conversation because we knew no matter where our kids ended up there was work to do. And so we do parent leadership development so we train parents on how to become more engaged in their school and then we work with the schools so they can culturally responsibly. Receivers in ways that would make sense so we provide training. It's a dual capacity model. But when I won the election and I didn't create the organization so that I can always be the leader of it. I created it so that it can grow on its own. And that's what real organizing about. So we have two of our founding members that are now the executive directors of our organization. Yes yeah yeah I mean but since I was a kid though I've always been engaged. You know formally or informally in every space that I've been. I felt like had to lock down. I worked at MTV if you read anything about political correspondent. Yeah Yeah I was the first time reporter. I'm covering presidential elections for two thousand. I was told you either go melon. It was in two thousand. I covered that presidential election and then I worked at MTV for ten years as a producer years ten years and I had to fight for every story that I pitched but here I am I changed. I changed I even when I was there. I changed the way they reported on issues. That were impacting black and Brown folks. I did a story about the census. I did a lot of separate representation. So you know. I've always been this way you know and I feel like running and winning and you know we we only you gotTa tell me the story. You want by one vote. I know so. If you're you don't think your vote matters Brady Brady. Who's part of our team said? I was the one vote wonder told me that state. Yeah so let me just tell you so first of all we set out to do this campaign in a way that was really a grassroots and it wasn't because we wanted to because we had to. We had less money than everyone else. We have a lot of political backing. And but I always said that. I had rather have lost. An uplifted are people that have won an elected US along the way because nobody really pays attention to black and brown communities way so we were in laundry mats hair salons. We were just out in these streets and we would talk to everybody even whether they were registered to vote or whether they were voter not because this was really about engagement and so we came in it was there was fifteen candidates in the primary the first in September and we went from fifteen to one of the top eight and I came in fifth in the top four slots go on but I came in fifth out of the eight so everybody was really surprised that for a first time candidate. I was only a few thousand votes away from the top. Four vote getters surprised too but then November came and we ended up like winning by ten votes. That was crazy. I was even afraid to announce their claim it but we did. And then we found out that the margin was to tie that we're going to go into a recount. And you know I was like. Let's go because this is about democracy. Let's go every vote matters. Let's make sure that it does yes. And so we headed into a recount and It was like three weeks God. The recount was lasted like three days but leading up to we had to collect signatures to petition to get right. Yeah Yup and financial debt right now as a result of it but I will say that My lawyer who did my recount was the same lawyer who did the recount for Al Gore when he ran in two thousand about life coming in full certain on my life is full of full circles so when the boat the final was announced that neigh my opponent we went to bed with another cliffhanger that she was thinking about going to court and at that point you know I had reached the point where it was like you know I was all good for the recount. I was all in. Let's go was Markazi but to take this now into the court system where people of color don't already believe in the court system. It just felt like we were going to. It just didn't feel right to me. I was going to go all in for the court was good for it but if it made me feel some kind of way but what happened was is that there are a lot of people who were voting for the first time because we engaged first time voters we engaged. naturalized citizens that normally only vote presidential races in the way our ballot is composed says right name in so some folks who filled out the ballot not only circled my name but then they also wrote my name in and that invalidated their boat. Oh no and so we have to fight for those votes C. And you know it really helped us understand how much we need do. In educating first time voters on how to fill out ballot they were they were like. Yeah we want her so bad. We're going to pick her her name because they but yeah those ballots. We're going to be challenged in court. So yeah

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"markazi" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

03:19 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Ed sprague has joined us on Sports Byline U._S._A.. He's now the head baseball coach at the University of the Pacific but he is also the only baseball player ever to win championships in the college world series the Olympics and the world series he played eleven seasons in the majors. Here's with Toronto also Oakland San Diego Pittsburgh Boston and Seattle and he is a two time world series champion when he played with the Toronto Blue Jays. I WANNA ask you at after having the career that you had and now that you've transitioned into Coaching Coaching College Baseball. Tell me a little bit about what you see at the college level as compared to when you played at Stanford. I think it's much much more popular game with the addition of E._S._p._N.. And all the different networks I think the growth at the S._e._C. in popularity <hes> the stadiums are building in the south. <hes> you know I think that's probably the biggest thing I mean. I played. I think the West Coast was of the more dominant <hes> you know than than most of the country country but nowadays it's you know it's really shift to the south and <hes> I still think you know great baseball on the West Coast but I think it's really gone nationwide. You played for one of the great coaches in college baseball. I've known mark mark with for a long time and of course I was the play I play announcer for both Stanford basketball and football for a period of time so I know that atmosphere down there. Tell me a little bit about when you were playing there and about mark and what he taught you that now you're you're being able to use as you coach Young Man <hes> in college baseball. I think the biggest thing with Markazi you know he really gets the most data <hes> he teaches you what it really means to work at practice and get the most out of your ability <hes> i. I think that <hes> most <music> high school players don't understand the commitment level takes when you move the Division One level and <hes> and I think I don't I certainly didn't and that was definitely one thing. I learned that her on coach Marcus in what way didn't you understand that. What did you find that surprised you well? You know we all think we're great players. When we come out of high school right I mean that's <hes> you know everybody dreams the pine the Big Leagues and you think you know it all and you find out in a hurry that that you don't know much and when you got into that program <hes> <hes> the way it was structured in everything did that help you both academically as well because I mean being at Stanford? <hes> you know it's a tough academic school <hes> did did they play you know did they work hand in hand the discipline a baseball and the discipline of academics there well it. Did I mean you're you're kind of forced to manage your time in a hurry. I mean you know practices. We operated under different rules now that we did back then I mean now we're a little more limited on the number hours. We're that'd be on the field and I think that's kind of grown has sports ground but back then we were you know it was one o'clock on the field until dark. Thank God having the lights and <hes> or we still we still be practicing. How hard was it for you to balance? It's both baseball and also academics at Stanford I difficult. I think it's difficult for any division. One athlete at at any university really <hes> regardless of how good of an institution is academically. I think there's a lot of commands on the Division One athlete time no matter what sports replying let me.

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KKR agrees buyout deal with German media giant

FT News

11:26 min | 3 years ago

KKR agrees buyout deal with German media giant

"The influential German media group, Axel Springer is seeking to go private with the help of US investor K are the greet paves that freeing itself from short-term market scrutiny will play the past for ambitious expansion plans Katie Martin discusses the move with our ash CG and vice versa. So tell us a bit about the history of Axel Springer. Where does the company fit into the German media scene will re company was founded right after the war by access Clinger, the hugely powerful archetype, German media tycoon. The power of the company really has long rested on ownership of bills, the German, tabloid paper, which is the biggest selling newspaper in Europe and hugely influential still in Berlin circles. What has made spring, quite special was always had a very strong political stance is very conservative paper. It's as editorial principles that or the journalists have to sign up to those included before unification that papers had to work towards helping Germany reunify, very strong supporter of transatlantic alliance with the US, very strong supporter of Israel. So it's a sort of very powerful commercially successful. But. Also, the very value driven publisher. And so over the years, obviously, it has changed its make up quite drastically. Many of the regional papers were sold off and it's tried to reinvent itself. And it's quite successfully as digitally focused company. So obviously billed as the biggest title, but what would be the other name publications the rest of us over here in London might know about the other well-known old media opportunity, they have is developed, which is sort of conservative broadsheet daily, but a very sort of spectacle paper, whereas Il can be quite wild until very recently running topless photos on the front page every day, of course shipping, a famous people surprised by the financial times in two thousand fifteen but narrowly, failed them was beaten out by Nikai, but company has really tried to reinvent itself. As a digital company over the last decade in particular, and that has meant heavy investment in two areas. One is in the online ads business, both for property and for jobs. Where spring owns some of the biggest sites in Europe in the U K in France and Germany in particular. And that segment of the business now makes up by far the bulk of their earnings. So she decided very early on to exit some of their old media businesses and shift money into new media. I'm so on the one hand that is this online ads business. And on the other hand that's investments in properties, such as business insider, the US news sites which they bought in twenty fifteen and setting up a joint venture to launch political Europe, in Brussels, most change, what are the main shareholders wants take the company private? And what are the terms of the deal will there's been sort of falling out of love between management and shareholders in particular over the past year management, especially CEO matere Turner feels that Springer needs to invest invest, invest in the titular to show up the companies. Wrong position in the online business. And what has happened is that over the past year in particular, it had to downgrade its guidance largely because of the need for more investment. And so that's not on the management board. And clearly also either spring out of founder's widow who owns more than forty percent of the company's. Still, they feel that the company is at a stage where it needs to invest, where needs trade sort of short term earnings for long term prospects and shareholders just don't seem to be willing to go along with that. And that really is sort of Reuss of the idea to take spring a private and to do that. Feeder, Springer's widow and Mr. depth no who himself owns two point eight percent of the company have teamed up with KKR and they are offering shareholders, sixty three euros a share which is a forty percent premium to the undisturbed share price. But it's still quite substantially below where the share was only last year. So is this a? Good deal for the minority shareholders, who are going to be both out. Well, it was an interesting statement that came out of extra Springer on the day that the author was sort of finally made public and confirmed on the very same day they issued a pretty hefty profit warning. And so, basically the message to shareholders walls, whatever you think of this price that we're offering you, if you don't take it, you info quite a bumpy ride, because the company will prioritize investment over short term profit and over reliably raising the dividend, and these kinds of things that shareholders, like so probably the message to shareholders at least it's been it's not gonna get any better for you. If this deal doesn't go through. So Arash why would you know, big, shiny US private equity group like take care? Be interested in paying a premium to help the company take yourself by that. Well, there's a couple of dynamics at play. I mean first of all, kick yards a very big European presence. So they're already on the continent throw in the fact that actual Springer and build. In particular, come with a lot of social capital in the sense that you're playing with one of the most powerful and influential media companies in Europe and getting your hands on one of these prize, commodities is often very attractive for people if you think about the company's structure with free to stringer owning over forty percent of the company's control and Matisse dope. Never at their two and a half percent. The idea of ever really having a say in a company like this is a rare commodity. So if you're kick are, there's a couple of tractive reasons there now actual Springer has been thinking about this for some time, Amatya still who's the engineer of this whole transaction has been interviewing private equity firms over the last few months, I discovered in my reporting and selected KKR for a number of reasons. And so they are now teamed up and while importantly, the structure basically sees the kick AARP has to satisfy getting twenty percent of the minority shareholders. So if you think that free to spring controls about forty two percent Matisse stove close to three percent. They need to get to about sixty five percents delist the company, and so that's why the offer comes with the terms that says care, I need I about twenty. Sent a minimum of twenty percent of the shares out once the private care will still be a minority partner, but they will have influence and so on so forth and in the European private equity environment. There are very few deals where you can put a check of a billion euros. I work in one go. So this is quite attractive for a number of reasons and obviously, the main reason why company like KKR goes into bed with anyone is to make a ton of money for its shareholders. So that's principally the goal here. So speaking of making a ton of money what all the plans for the company beyond the deal will you got to imagine there's a couple of things going on. There's probably some structural changes to the company and its alignment and jobs, which will probably be better executed private and out of the headlines wants. It's private. We don't get to see what's happening. It's a lot harder comes a lot less transparent. Some of the difficult decisions that public markets, create for management will no longer be there. So that means the restructure structure, fire people that will happen outside the glare of the public eye. Maybe some of the dirtier work inside the portfolio of assets that isn't as nicely managed. Can be shut off in ways that again, don't get the same attraction and equally. If you want to make big bets on certain other businesses, you then have firepower and the ability to go for it without public markets judging the transactions. So you have to imagine that there is a plan for kick AR to basically bring firepower to the table for them to pursue transactions to then ultimately see them in maybe five years time returned to market at a big profit for everybody. So companies have traditionally preferred to raise cash from shareholders on the public markets toward extended this going into reverse. This is a bit of a unique situation. And in fact, Qiqihar has experienced doing this in Germany, where there's typically large foundation or large shareholder as the cornerstone investment care help, take a market research company called Jeff K private in Germany, similar structure almost the same playbook. Twenty percent added onto the deal to delist and to it that way. It's a different form of LB OBE leveraged by because you're not buying out the whole thing as majority partner, you're buying it as a minority part. But all the advantages of elbow exists, as long as you can work through the management structure, which you won't have as much influence over. So I don't think this is a major trend in terms of public private markets. I think it's unique to companies where there's a cornerstone investor with forty two percent sitting there and the options are limited. So this is kind of a unique structure almost German specific and a lot of ways and care has done it before. It's very specific to kick AR. So what are the big challenges for the company now is it getting the daily of the line, or is it taking what could be quite painful decisions once, that's all done? They probably have a plan for what they're going to do once. It's all done the hard part is getting across the line. So if you're kick AR union to make sure that twenty percent of the investors sign up to this the could play hardball with you. There's history of people like Elliott and some really clever investors going in enforcing railroading companies to pay more money in deals. There's a added complication, which is that there are heirs of the Springer family who also have roughly ten percent of the company axel. Vents Springer spends finger and Ariane Melanie Springer who have about ten percent combined now. My reporting suggests that it's not all hunky Dory on the family side and it's not like everyone's on the same page. I'm not saying it's like HBO show succession, but, you know, families are complicated in the politics within that is always tricky as we've seen in, in other media family like the Murdoch's. So the question is will these to put their ten percent in, because that already gets K are halfway there, or do they take the view that this is going to be, so profitable once they take it private and fix it up that they should stick around and that automatically add some complication because then it shortens lists, the view is they're going to ride the journey still and want to get rich off what happens. So they'll have to convince the other shareholders, this is a good deal. And that's the primary challenge right now families, plus money always equals drama. Right. And great headlines and headlines, she great for us. But Tobias how is this going down in Germany? How's it being viewed, this surprisingly little political reaction to this? I mean as the rash mentioned. Spring is hugely politically influential, all the perhaps, less with the Mackel government than with all the previous ones. I think it's in very much presented here as a move to shore up the sort of long term future of the group. It's been presented and also launch the scene. I think as a move in favor of sort of a long term view, rather than short-term pressure from the capital markets. And as we know that kind of discourse tends to go down quite well with the German public. So they're certainly been very little criticism of this deal. And I think there's also sort of expectation or hope that extra could use this window can use this freedom of being a private company to bulk up and protect itself against, for example, new competition from the likes of Google, which is pushing very hard into the market for online small ads. So I think this is a deal that is really metro little criticism from any corner him. That was Katie mountain. Compass markets editor, soaking Arash Markazi corporate finance deals editor and Tobias the Berlin correspondent, thanks for listening. Don't

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"markazi" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

02:43 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

"Hour number three of the rich Eisen show on the air, we had a great chat with the Dungy's Tony, and his wife Lauren about their book and Tony about the National Football League and everything going on within it. The drama still playing out in Pittsburgh PA, although it seems the dramas subsiding mayor the drama is going to be drama all see. That's why I said the Steelers at the patriots is the perfect first patriots Sunday night football game with the banner raising and Dungy was Tony. Was right here. That's why I thought the Steelers at at patriots was a perfect perfect opportunity to get things rolling the latest example of why the patriots in my mind are the favorites to do it again. As part of I assume you're news update with one of their maneuvers that they made will get to that in a second. We had Chris Webber on in our number one. And he more than pounded the table for Juwan Howard. He hit the table. Oh, so hard is fist went through it pounding. The table for Juwan Howard to be the next coach at the university of Michigan, that he's been under the tutelage of Pat Riley for a decade now. He was looking for the Timberwolves job, and they gave it to Ryan Saunders who was their interim coach flip son. Right. It was working well for the merger stick with it. And all signs point to it's going to be John's job. And the way that Chris Webber described what you want Howard is going to bring to the equation is sounded to me that you should rush to get him. His name on the contract. And go to work, and the way that Chris was talking about it that if you want is, in fact hired, and it sounds like he's about to based on all the tweets that I'm seeing right now. Fab fives going to get back together. But he's the guy that could call up Jalen, and Chris and say, come on. Let's go. King jackson. Jalen rose, Steve Fisher come back and. I think he did this year. I think they did bring him back because he was the coach of the, it's the I can't believe it, thirtieth anniversary of, of Glen Rice and remedial. And oh yeah. That's right. And Terry Mills who calls games for Michigan on the radio. So this is happening right now. On the day that John belong. Gets introduced is the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers as for the Lakers the headline of today's guests coming up in the next hour next segment. Pardon me, Jeanie Buss needs to play a bigger role and Lakers reality show, by the Los Angeles Times arosh Markazi, who worked at ESPN for all those years, Euch, this guest, Chris. Yeah..

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Frank Vogel, Lakers And Jason Kidd discussed on First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.

First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.

01:15 min | 3 years ago

Frank Vogel, Lakers And Jason Kidd discussed on First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.

"Radio Lakers move this weekend settling on Frank Vogel is their new head coach arosh Markazi from the LA times. People over Luke Walton. You'll get the coach at some point. But he was the first year coach when they hired his assistant anything, we're all that great. I think from the coaching as much of that coaching. Search has been improved coaching front. Forty-five-year-old Frank Vogel worked for the organization before as an advance scout back in two thousand six season didn't coach last season following two years with the magic prior to that he was with the Pacers his plan franker might have been better. How do you not run into the Miami Heat? And LeBron James now Vogel James are on the same side. Well, first off Frank Vogel is a respected coach in is Lee in on. No that is probably not the big names flash higher. That franchise light the Los Angeles Lakers fans are used to. But he's a really good coach and Jason Kidd being on his staff does make the squad better. But the optics of this look unusual based on how it was done. It almost looks like, okay. Manage me, we want to hire Frank Vogel. But we want to bring Jason Kidd in keep the Brian

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"markazi" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

03:12 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

"The first story comes from. I believe our buddy Arash Markazi in the L A times, and it is titled the chargers are making progress in the battle to win over fans in Los Angeles, and it references that undrafted that the chargers had this big to do in Santa Monica. And there was a decent amount of fans there. They were several thousand fans there in the quote, unquote, fight for LA, and that you know, they're just making inroads by doing things in the community. And this that and the other. Do you believe though, the chargers can actually, cultivate, a fan base here in in Los Angeles. I do I think it's going to take time to to get to the level of you know, the teams that were have been here or had heritage here longer, which of course to the Rams or the raiders. And by the way, before you continue then the guy decides to tweet us that they were playing in the Coliseum in nineteen sixty. We know that but it was just that year. Like, all right. So go ahead Trudeau Ford, somebody will actually us. Yeah. Pre- preemptive preemptive. Well, actually, I like that. That's a that's a good Twitter technique, honestly, all use it myself. Sometimes so I just don't I don't like the whole dismissal thing. Like, I don't think I don't think it behooves anybody from L A to be like, oh, thank the chargers. I'm with you staying are never going to like open your mind to it. There are there. It's a good team. Like, I'm kind of in a my my boys are going to be a good limit litmus test for this because they don't know until we start to talk about it. They don't realize that the chargers just got here. Right. So for for the next. Generation which I think they want to be here. Long term. That's that's the type of inroads that they need to be making like good, man. I'll have had it. It's not like the Lakers aren't here for the NFL version. Right. Like or the dodgers the Rams and the raiders split the crowd a little bit. You have USC football. So it's not like it's not like there's there's a behemoth. It's never going away. Like the Lakers are dodgers. So my wife who grew up in Northridge, okay is charter fit like she loves the Georgia. She she will watch the games, you know, when we're watch the red zone pretty much every Sunday. But she watches the games and she watches the red zone with me for eight hours as we kind of move around the house, and we'll pay attention as things get interesting, and she's a fan like even before they came to LA like she just adopted the chargers as a kid and her brother did to one her Brotherston. So I it's not that far fetched to think that they can, cultivate, some semblance of a fan base. They don't have the history of the Rams do in LA. Clearly, that's the case. But you know, what? Neither of those teams have the. That the raiders do when you really think about it. It LA is those were interrupted history to like if it's not like the Lakers are the dodgers left for twenty years. You know, so so like, nobody. That's why. Nobody's like nobody's got that that vast of a head start that they shouldn't be trying. Yeah. And I get it look. I mean, if you're asking me, and my more interested, I think both teams have been really interesting this year. Maybe I'm a little more interested in the Rams because you know, I got my man crush on our buddy, Sean McVeigh, but you know, as my guy I love him. He knows that even though, you know, he's probably never going to be allowed on the show ever again. Thanks for buttering me up George yet. But anyway, but I mean I root for the chargers..

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"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

Arrive Early, Leave Late

03:32 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

"But my goal is for them to be familiar with it. And again, it might not be something that they want to watch on TV. But I guarantee you so many of them like you said their kids are watching. So here's what your kids are watching. Here's why they love it. Here's why they're playing these games. Because when you watch these great players do what they do as crazy as it sounds to them. It's like watching Renaldo or metamorphose someone because they're able to do things in that game that they can't do the NBA team like this. He league. Yes. So the. NBA has a two k leagues or Twenty-one teams in that to k-league at some point. They would like all the teams to have a team. And again, this is sort of like an extension of that. And I talked to a silver about that a while ago. He says we have four leagues we have the NBA the NBA G league. And now the two k-league. Wow. Isn't that amazing? I have a draft, and they get jerseys that they wear I know the people driving right now saying what? Well, stay tuned because we'll be talking about some more. Hopefully, I'm interested because I can only imagine the characters because if you look how many times parents are you get those video games doing for you next. You know that kid is like sixteen years old, and he's a millionaire. No, yeah. I'm being serious. These kids are a rockstar. Right. Here's the thing. There's a player who plays fortnight ninja. Everyone knows ninja. If they don't really know the games they've heard of ninja this guy makes two hundred fifty thousand dollars a month play in that game. Crazy a month. Yeah. He has more streaming numbers than being like, listen. He's not up there with the Kardashians. But in in terms of his reach and the kids that he can talk to just because of his streaming numbers. It's incredible arosh. I just pulled up this kid's Instagram. Yeah. Ninja has twelve point seven million followers. There you go. He was at the Super Bowl with you. He exactly Yeah. Exactly. I. I I definitely did see there. He has a picture with Peyton Manning. Here's the thing that people I've seen celebrities come up to ninja take a picture with him. And maybe they don't know him. But they know that their kids love him like the way we love for Nando or move Haji Johnston. They love ninja say ways an incredible thing. And so they might not know about them. But they know if they take a picture with them their kids will think that they're so cool. Okay. We need to get ninja on the podcast. Exactly. Yeah. From there. The arrive early leave late with Linda. This is very interesting. I'm very excited. See what you have coming up. Arash Markazi, not just the world and on the way baseball season yet. I know when are we going to spring training? We had a road trip. We gotta go get a go to Scottsdale and Tempe, Glendale, and all those places. And also are you worried about the Lakers? I mean, don't even get into. Just just in general the Lakers organization right now. Are you concerned? I am not. I am not. I think that they will be one of the favorites to win it all in twenty nine thousand nine hundred thousand twenty because I do think what it doesn't matter what they do at the trade deadline. I think I think the team that they're going to put together next season. It will be a championship contending. Arosh Markov arrest Markazi at USC follow him on social media. Just one word rush Markazi, he still cool. He gets his own name random like that. Russia's always shaded. We'll talk to you soon. Thanks talk to you. What an interesting career arosh Markazi has doesn't he he goes through bull video games carve out his own niche? Good for him to have him back on.

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03:43 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

"Now, what are you worried about Las question? So after this I kinda wanna focus on some of these mother sports. The emerging trends that were covering the sports gambling and league of legends. And like all this stuff that I want to hold speaking, speak English. What? Legends. I wanna tell our what is that. It's a video game. And so we're gonna go sometimes I'd love to take you out to Monica where these team plays almost four thing. And so their world championships when the little win the league of legends has a real championship this, by the way, this is what I was in China during that whole shoplifting incident. Everyone was like how'd you end up in China? I was in China for the league of legends world championships, which was at the birds nest in Beijing fifty thousand people there to watch the world championships legal edges. So we have not covered that in the sports section of the Los Angeles Times. And that's something that I would like to do more of. So that sorta like my next thing that I would like to tackle is kind of tell our viewers tell our listeners our readers about this, great sport. Hold or Arash, Arash, hold you're covering video games. I want to I want to let our as a beat as like, that's what you're doing. I'm not making fun of it. I'm not a video game guy. And I. Respect those guys that are making millions of dollars video games because my teenager. He'd tells me all about it. But you got to remember it's different. If you're listening to podcast, you're ready wants to habitat, but at the same time, you're going to be the video game. None difference. Would you be on the page to calmness? I'll be writing three days a week will be covering a little bit of everything like a Super Bowl. I would like to within our pages with our podcast, and with our website a minute, deuce fans to this great sport. And I do think it's a sport. Because Sally when the world championships were in the US is sold out Madison Square Garden is sold staple center. Shut up. I swear I gotta take you with me. I gotta take the whole crude with do. It's it's an amazing experience. I mean, these guys love their players and they love their teams. Just like we loved the Lakers. Just like we love the dodgers. Just like we love our teams. And so it's a unique thing it's something new, but I think we're ahead of the curve year in terms of covering it. And so it's something I would like to do more of for sure is this Rick. Owns a teenage. Exactly. Yeah. Patrick sushi. Young is involved. Do he knows what's up with the owner of the time? That's right. I'm not making fun of this is very interesting to me. And by the way, if you look outside of the office are beautiful campus and Elsa gun DOE. That warehouse will be a arena that houses these great events. So you'll be seeing me at the he's sports events there too. Oh, my weight. That's where we park. Yeah. So right next to that. It's not built yet. It was a warehouse, but it will be a facility in addition shows and debates, and whatever, but it's the will house those events as I'm very I I have no clue about it. I don't play video games. But I hear my kid and his friends talking about it about all these competitions. And how the kids are watching other people play video games on YouTube and those YouTube guys are millionaires. Right. It's a crazy timely, and it's all these teams are getting involved because they're looking at the figures. Like, the twitch streaming numbers on the world championships. Believe it or not it's on par with the Super Bowl come off, which streaming numbers. Yeah. The world championships against you're getting viewers from around the world. And so, you know, Michael Jordan is a big investor. Magic Johnson is an investor a lot of these teams the warriors the rockets, they're all investors. So that's a story that I'd like to tell and again, I know people will read that in maybe not know about it..

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Arrive Early, Leave Late

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

"The patriots postgame party by a friend it hurt to go there. But listen the game is over and I'm going to enjoy a drink with the friend stoop dogs there with Tom Brady jerseys celebrating that the patriots won. I said what is going on here? But you do know that sloop also performed at the Rams postgame parted. He's performing everywhere. Both go get that money who get them. Get them pay pay an exactly the guy who you want on your side anyways. Right. He's bandwagon. That's the thing. I kept hearing all but he's a Steelers fan, but he's a raiders fan. But he's listen. I think he's a supporter. I mean, I used to see him at USC games. And the next thing I know one day he's wearing a UCLA jersey. So listen, if you wanna represent all the teams if you want to be like Drake, that's fine. Arosh Markazi giddy mad at Duke dog for performing post game. Okay. Awesome. This you're tweeting from the posting party was four the morning and why it was four o'clock in the morning and then gronk and his family were dancing without their shirts. And I said, I think it's time for me to go to bed. So that's I left at that point. What time did you actually go to sleep after the five o'clock, you know, because my hotel wasn't right next to the patriots team hotel. So it was a little bit of a walk. And then with the time I got back. I watched a little bit of TV. I went to sleep. So I left it for five self promoter here. We'll how cool was it just writing and working for the LA times you've done it for supposed to stray you've done it for years PIN, but the ties of time for you. It was totally different. It was such a unique experience normally do this. I take a picture of the press box seat. And then when I got the clip or the preview of what was going to look like in the paper. It was just a really cool experience called home. I mean, we get. The paper delivered. And I get it delivered by said can you pick up like two more copies for me? So that was just a cool thing to cover it for the times. Again, I was hoping for a call about them succeeding, and where the victory party would be in the victory parade and all that. But for that to be like my first week on the job. And I think I think we touched on this last time we talked. I mean, it was a surreal thing for me. Did you watch maroon five I did? Although I watched a little bit of pro wrestling as you know, I'm a big wrestling fan. So they had a live show during halftime. So I pulled that up on my laptop that what you did really. I did I took a picture of it just because I I don't mind room five. But I just didn't think the halftime show is all that. Great. So I said let me watch a little bit uproariously here. Rush for comedy. So what do you do? Now. Now..

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03:35 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

"Times sports page and the headline from the Rams LA times was excellent. I wish I knew who came up with the headline. It said lambs calmer. Not rams. I very excellent will done. But there was a lot of people coming after you. And I about how they felt it was not in good taste that the LA times was attacking the Rams, wait a minute. They're not attacking first of all these papers are aren't cheerleader like you're here to give you what's going on the Lam is a young ram. And it looked like a young team that wasn't ready to play the Super Bowl. Why do you think people got sensitive towards that headline it's because of the connotation behind it. If you're a fan of team against the Rams, if you're a San Francisco fan, you call them the lambs, it's not the same. But it's like if you call the Cowboys, they cowgirls or if you call the kings to queens or whatever like, it's the connotation behind the name. And so I think a lot of people his understood that the call them. It was a headline for column that Bill plash wrote was about how this team is a young team. And so it made sense, but I also have sympathy and I realize if you're a Rams. Dan, picking up the paper following that loss in you see lambs not Rams especially lambs which is again when the when you go up against the opposing team. That's what they call you. That's what they use to put you down. I get where they're coming from. But they have to realize that had nothing to do with just a cheap shot. It was talking about them being young team. So that a talked to some of the fans about that. I hope they realize what the intent was again that Monday morning was going to be tough for them regardless because they had a chance to win that game. I watched that game. Again, I don't know why I put myself through that. But I watched the game, You you know, know. it's three three eleven minutes to go in the game. And that holding call on that Todd Gurley. I doubt. I mean, if that doesn't happen the reins at least take the lead if it's six to three or ten to three and they really put themselves in a position to perhaps win that game. So I feel for the Rams fans. I know when they look at the paper the next day, and they saw that particular word, it, definitely touched them, and it hurt them. And so I know where they're coming from. But that was not the intent, then if you were continue to use all the back page of the sports like xactly, a full LA times said, thank you. Rams. Very well done. Thank you for another trip to the big game. So I looked at it. More of good. I'm glad people are getting upset about things. I'm glad I thanks for times and fallen are Instagram's. But also shows that people do care, and that's where I wanna leave this to that as much as people wanna to LA is whether whether teams it's not this reason, we're doing this podcast because it feels like we're defending ourselves all the time. But the same time, look we. We have higher standards. We do care about. Our team's fans are getting upset about headlights. It's good. I love that. They're becoming football passion in the city, which I didn't grow up with. Here's the thing. We hold our teams accountable, and we don't just blindly support them. There's this feeling that you just have to sell out a stadium. Just because at teams playing that's ridiculous. Unless angels you have to good product. You're not had this conversation before just because you're selling doesn't mean you have a good prop. Exactly, here's the thing. If you sell out, and you don't have a good product. Where's the motivation for you to put out a good product the Rams team that they put on the field this past season was done because you have to put that product on the field to succeed here in? So if they were in St Louis, maybe they don't put together this type of team, but in Los Angeles, you have to you have to go out and get a coach like, Sean McVay..

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Arrive Early, Leave Late

03:01 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

"They suck when I was in junior high because they were trying to leave. So I don't have that connection. So I could see why fans going to watch the Super Bowl. No matter what. But the same time you're going to cheer for your city. But it's. There's hardcore fans there were really going. I it just as you mentioned in your calm. It's gonna take time yet it here's the thing that I'm going to say about that first year, and this is coming from someone who went to USC and teaches there the Coliseum. Experience was not a good one. I remember that first game was sold out was ninety thousand people there. There was lines out the door to use the restrooms. They didn't have any water. I mean, it was a depressing came to go to and I talked to so many fans that listen I want to support this team. I'm gonna wait till they build that new stadium because this is not a fun place to go to see a game. So I think when I saw that that attendance at first season first of all they were four and twelve there were so bad. But I think the Coliseum has something to do with that. But as you mentioned, it is hard to be a hard core fan when a team just shows up, and we have so many teams here, and we have so many teams that we love we love the Lakers, we loved the dodgers we love the kings. We love our college teams. I mean, just because teams showed up doesn't mean we're going to sell out the place for them. They have to prove themselves. And again, I think they are doing that. I think that Mundi night game against the chiefs of the Coliseum was huge what they did for the city was huge. So again, I think more seasons like this and more experiences like this where you could be proud of the team in proud of the city that's going to be great. It's gonna take time. Nobody's saying it's not we're not being delusional here yet a great line. I saw retreated by a bunch of people Arash Markazi here it's like someone breaking up with you and showing up your door twenty one years later after you're married with two kids and a mortgage and expecting to pick things up where you left off. Where'd you come up with that? Well, here's the thing. I mean, people think just because they were here before that now that they're back. We have to like love them. And it's like, no like things change, right. Like when they move like I was a kid. I'm a grown, man. Now, you're a grown man you've moved on forty right? So you have your teams, and so it's really hard to tell a fan base. Listen, we know in those twenty one years you picked the Packers. But don't be a Packers fan. Well, it's like, you know, man. Like I been a Packers fan for twenty one years where I've been a Cowboys fan for twenty one years. I mean, you can't just show up to my door and think that things are gonna be okay. 'cause they're not like I've moved on with my life. And again things are going to be okay. In the long y because these kids are going to grow up, and they're going to go to these games and they're going to be Todd Gurley fans Jared Goff. And so that they're going to be fans of the team that takes time because that kid who's a kid right now he can't pay for season tickets. So again, I'm not worried about this team here term, but this mex- PEC tation that Los Angeles has to support this team just because they showed up that's ridiculous now you, and I were very active on social media rush Markazi, you have your name. So you could follow him Durant sports on Twitter. And I posted on Instagram story Beth that the headline I do it. Every Monday always pulls the LA.

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Arrive Early, Leave Late

03:40 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

"Covering the Super Bowl can be exhausting. But in two thousand nineteen it's not just about writing the other times arosh Markazi went multimedia you heard him on the podcast. You saw him on the videos, and yes, he was able to squeeze in a column Super Bowl fifty three. We're gonna talk for the newest columnist. But when it was like in Atlanta, having the ram and patriots. It's time for the arrive early Lee podcasts on about the brand. It's Wednesday February sixth. And I quote I needed to sit in the crowd even for a moment during the Super Bowl. This wasn't kind of game or moment for the city, you could take him solely within the sterile confines of repressed box. Now's the lead by arosh Markazi after the Rams loss to the patriots in Super Bowl fifty three. Why did you go into the crowd rush? I don't have this connection with the Rams like I do with the other teams in the city. You know, I grew up on the Showtime Lakers sitting in the colonnade section at the forum. I grew up on the dodgers from the top deck Dodger Stadium. I go to USC game from the peristyle into the Colosio. I don't have that connection with the Rams Georgia. Frontier really took that for means. So many fans who could have been fans when she moved the team. So I thought it was important to go sit in the crowd in be amongst the fans and really experienced that moment there, and listen, I was hoping that it was going to be like an exciting victory for the Rams, and I can experience that with those fans, but it didn't happen. But I just thought that that was important because there's this generational disconnect that this team has with this city. So when people wonder why are the Rams not as accepted, I think they will be. But it's just gonna take some time. What was the crowd difference inside the Mercedes Benz stadium was mostly pets fan where there some rents fan? What was like there? Some Rams fans. But that's a good way to say it. I mean, it was ten to one. I mean is walking the concourse and go into the tailgates. I mean, it was way more pats fans, and I get it listen. And I mentioned this in the column I mean, it was fifteen hundred dollars to buy a round trip flight there. It was twenty five hundred dollars just to walk into the door with a ticket hotels or six hundred seven hundred somewhere one thousand dollars per night. So if you're a fan first of all hard to be a hardcore fan after a couple years, so you don't have that investment with the team. And so I think there are fans out there that would have loved to have gone to the game. But they simply could not. But it was a lot more pats fans, and you heard it every time the past is something big. It was a huge ovation. Tom Brady talked about it after the game. He felt that it felt like a home game. So, but there were some fans there, and again, as I mentioned, I think it will take time if they have more seasons like this. And maybe not have to go to the rule, but you know, they win ten twelve thirteen games this will slowly. But surely. Become a Rams town. This is a team give them a lot of credit for getting toward the rat quickly to because I worked on the ramp broadcast the first season. I was a spotter for J belong young talented broadcaster elderly happy for him to be able to be on the radio call for the Rams rate or broadcast, and I remember the first season and looking and like man the crowd is going down that New Year's Eve day because the nine over. There was nobody there and two years later with McVeigh in golf and the way they've turned around I'm happy for their organization love to see success in the city of Los Angeles. But the same time I went to a Super Bowl party here in a lay and people were wearing Niners Jersey's a guy had a falcons jersey because people around our age we grew up with no football late thirties, mid thirties young in their twenties. Frontier and Davis took him away..

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02:29 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

"This is a lake. Town. This dodgers town a US football town. I think it's becoming and will become the Rams town. But it's going to take time. So when they say, what is Los Angeles. Think about the Rams they said they liked the Rams. But are they on the par with those three teams? I mentioned not quite yet. Take for them to become a Rams because you know this. I think we're on the same age everybody in LA has a team that the rue for most of those teams aren't here. Exactly as much as the Rams fans. Wanna say, hey, it's a Rams down the Ramle and all that other stuff. Look a lot of our friends raider fan patriot fan to how many Steeler fan you yourself. Cowboys deluxe fan growing up. That's right. I mean, here's the thing. You know, when they didn't have a team here that was my closest connection to the NFL to Cowboys had training camp very close to where I was living in. So that was a chance for me to watch a pro football team, and my brother became a big Cowboy's fan. And so that that's a great example. Like, you can't tell him. He can't be a Cowboys fan now because a team just moved in. He's a grown man at this point. So he has picked his team. But I do believe that if they win a Super Bowl there's always a turning point for a fan base for a team in a community. And I do believe them winning will in if they have a parade or something, and we get that entire. Summer or that entire kind of offseason where it's your Super Bowl champion, Los Angeles. Rams. I think that will go a long way in terms of if you're on the fence about being a fan or if you're not quite a fan yet. I think that championship would help that franchise so much Sunday. What are you writing about what I wanna watch the game with fans because here's my reference for my phantom or for the teams that I rooted for growing up being at these games like has a fan. So I was at the forum in the colonnade section with the Lakers. And I was at the Coliseum with USC in Dodger Stadium in the upper deck. That's how I became a fan of these things. I don't have that connection with the Rams. So I'd like to tell that story where I'm with fins and not an oppressed box on Super Bowl Sunday where I'm where I get to experience that where I can grab a drink and a hotdog and kind of enjoy the game. I got it. You're going to go to section three twenty six upper end on the last row. That's where you're gonna go. I like that way up. On top. And I want you to do a story with a Rams fan who is mortgage everything to go. And because what you if you're if you're looking for a room in Atlanta..

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02:36 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

"Teams were here before so you have to, cultivate, that fan base. So these fans during that entire generation where they were gone. They chose whatever the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Green Bay Packers or something. I mean they picked their team. So it's hard now. Tell those fans listen, I know you've been cheering for this one particular team for twenty one years, but you have team in Los Angeles. Now, so you have to drop that team that you've been cheering for in now root for your new hometown team. So I do believe that will happen in time. But it's going to take time. And I do believe a Super Bowl championship will do all lot to help turn that tide tweeted today a picture of. Of Roger Goodell's press conference. Like you were there. What was he saying? There was a lot of questions about where the league is add in terms of minority coaches and the hiring practice in Colin Kaepernick in any. They were still talking about that call that blown call in the conference championship game. I mean, this is sort of our one chance to talk to the Commissioner this week not a whole lot of Los Angeles specific questions, but I get a lot of people are still upset about that Colin that didn't go the saints way. But the Rams and the patriots brass sitting front row together. And I don't know if that's common I have not seen that before that may be something that they do. But that was kind of cool to see, you know, and I'm sure they were very curious to see what the commission it was going to say as well. But and then the cool thing is the two helmets and the party trophy was there to their your all your story. There's over five thousand members of the media credential over twenty countries represented. Yeah. This is a worldwide event, you know, you walk around here. And there's people from all over the. That's always I wanna say surprising. But I mean, I know American football is not a sport that people play around the world. But everyone loves is the Super Bowl. I it is amazingly global event that attracts media from all over the world. But are people really going for the game? Just for the show. Will you know, there's so many people who are just here for the week. They return to their home for the game itself. So whether you're doing TV for the week out here or whatnot. I think there are a ton of people who obviously wanna go to the game at are here for the game. But there are there's a good amount of not just reporters. But even fans who just want to be a part of the week. I haven't watched the news here in LA like every single cheesy morning news shows there every single like radio shows. They're like how many interviews have you done throughout the week about six or so so all right. Yeah. No. But they're six day. I six exactly, but they are very curious about the way Los Angeles is embracing Rams in the situation. And what I try to tell them as listen..

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Arrive Early, Leave Late

03:05 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late

"Connection to my childhood and kind of my love of sports doing I begin becoming a sports fan, you know, with the Showtime Lakers and Kirk Gibson dodgers in that time period. Again, reading those columnists in reading those people, I would clip my favorite columns, and I would put them up on my wall. And you know, and just so sometimes they think we know what if you know that kid would have known what was going to happen to him. So it's that connection that you can't find somewhere else. There's so many great jobs, and so many great places to work app. But it's hard to have that connection to your community into your city in the place you grew up in. So this was a job that I've always wanted. And when it was offered to me, it was a pretty simple decision. Even though I love the job that I had it ESPN. It was a jump that. I had to make all right now twenty nineteen. Everybody's supposed to wanna work for a duck. Tom. For website, you l z leaving the interwebs and you're coming to a newspaper, but as the longer just a newspaper now Daily Times is a big multimedia platform. Here's the thing you touched on it. It's not just get the newspaper every day. And I encourage people to subscribe to the actual newspaper itself. But it is a website. It is a hard cast. We're doing some social stuff as Super Bowl weekend. Are so many ways to tell stories that it's not just in the printed paper. But to be honest, what excited me about this opportunity is that the very forward thinking company that wants to tell stories and unique new ways. And again, we are doing a podcast right now, I will be doing social media shortly in. So there's so many different ways to tell stories that wall, I still love the printed newspaper. There are unique ways to tell stories now. So I just think of it as further progressing, and maybe bring some of the stuff that I've worked on before if I can help it grow. I would love that. So what your job what is my job h two calmness? Which is you know, growing up. I mean, you know on a score. Car was you know, my favorite thing growing up know bringing my personality bringing some fun things and really could not have started a better week because he got the Super Bowl. And as you know, me Beto, I like to go and how fun as well. There's a lot of vents and parties outside of the game. So that's what I will be covering this week art. So your call him the rent earlier this week said a comedian a bartender walk into media day. Whitten's media day day is sort of our first chance to talk to the players and coaches, but as you know, our people have seen before it's it's really not for the media. It's for a lot of characters. GMO of Jimmy Kimmel gear was there. You know, talking to Tom Brady he has a pillow that he says he made of Tom Brady, and there's a clown. There's a a woman in a sombrero feeding crickets and worms to players. I mean, it's so it's more of a production. Hold on. We got Tom on a park. Is it a radio hit? We want to get four minutes. A woman in a sombrero feeding crickets and worms of the player. I think she was works for TVS Teke or something. But yeah, she and by the way, she was a lovely lady. So all the players had no problem trying the crickets and some of them like the crickets, I guess they were sweet..

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ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Coke a. You know, I think very thing we go out there and play for sales. And. We represent as well. Going out there getting blown out desert. Does it help any of our or our stock either? So. You know, we got to go out there and play together got to. He's the coach gotta go play for ourselves that doesn't sound like a group fully aligned with the guy on the bench. Does not, you know, not. I mean, not really I think they're just all down in bummed out right now. And they realize there's not much hope for the rest of this year. They're going to lose a lot of games in players. Don't like losing. They don't care about Zayn Williamson right now, they don't care about getting the number one pick. They don't wanna lose every night. They don't wanna get blown out every night. I get it. It's so they're frustrated, but it's the only silver lining here. And and I don't know what you do about the coaching situation that in the offseason, maybe they do address it. Maybe they do start over. I pointed a very scary, which won't happen. But you want to hear a cruel scenario cruel summer. They have the lotteries here this year is it. Yeah. Lotteries in Chicago the week before the deadline to declare and the week before the lottery in Chicago both Zion and RJ Baird announced. They're going to go back to Duke for one more year. Then the bulls win the lottery. I agree. You tell you. There's no way Zayn Williamson's going back to do. So they they were asking him last night. If he knows about the teams tanking, and he he seems like a pretty level headed that way. Late last night Markazi classmates let me a lot..

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"markazi" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

03:16 min | 3 years ago

"markazi" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

"You're like arosh Markazi, Dave mcmenamin Ramona Shelburne, all in one arosh is on a different level of Russia's Ramona. Dave are huge level. But arosh is and will use them to come up because you guys are covering the brand. Now in the height of his powers in LA this stuff that people write books and movies about. Yeah. You guys when you you travel with the team. Yeah. Until recently, and then I started bouncing between lighting land. Stevenson on the cargo lane offer go into the warriors and going around with the teams come into L A and stuff like that. So the basketball capital of the universe has become that which is kind of strange right in New York's the mecca it's the city's game. But I'm telling you new New York doesn't hold a candle to Los Angeles right now with where the culture of hoop is high school. College pros, drew every level basketball culture in LA is on fire. It's crazy to think about that. Although people still think of you know, the garden still the mecca. Yeah. But now when they have the most loss in the league since two thousand but the whiz also. Yeah. Right. This weekend also the center of the football universe as America's team the Dallas Cowboys what can. Cannot believe after the season. They've had insane go by Dez Bryant. And all the talk around Dak Prescott. Not being a franchise guy. The fact that they are now sitting here with the opportunity to shock. The LA Rams who were Super Bowl favorites for fifteen out of the seventeen weeks of the season and felt like, but here we are. And I gotta be honest when I look at these these star players for the Rams and who was talked about for MVP this season, you know, Aaron Donald historic season disrupting the quarterback for the middle of the field and historic amount of sacks. And the whole that was worth every penny. But he's not the most important player for the for the Rams this week. You know, this is a guy who gave his defense gave up fifty plus points to the chiefs and the game that they did win. But to me when people say earn Donald's the MVP this team gave up thirty five points in the first half to the saints Rams didn't win too many of the games because of their defense. Now Todd Gurley was an MVP candidate all year. Long and had some huge fantasy in weeks for the Rams and ultimately going to ran out of steam, it seemed like as the season went on and got a little dinged up. But he looks like to be like he's going to be healthy. And why we should be a big part of that. Rams offense should the weather. Become a factor on Saturday to me it comes down to Jared Goff. Here's what any other sport. A number one pick someone who has been allocated so many future picks and players when the Rams front office. The number one pick ahead of Carson Wentz ahead of Dak who's the same draft class. He would be held to such a high standard now in his second consecutive home playoff game. Again, we staff which the start of the show on losing home playoff games in the NFL is the equivalent of a natural disaster. It is just a Pakalitha -tic. There's no silver lining. There's death and destruction. And I think Jared Goff. Now, his second go around of a home playoff game needs to be held under the microscope. Now, if you look at some of the analytics and some of the numbers. For golf this year. He's of right in the middle. He's twelfth incompletions twentieth. In completion percentage. He's behind Mitch Trubisky behind alive.

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