6 Burst results for "Marriott Center"
"marriott center" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Well, first of all, I got to say it was such an honor to be asked to speak at a BYU devotional. When I was a BYU student, one of the best decisions I made was to commit myself to go to every devotional and every forum, and so that podium, that venue was really important to me in many ways. And this is before Jim or Fredette was playing basketball there, right? I mean, then it became important in other ways, but to be there at the Marriott Center, to be invited to speak at the Marriott Center and that podium was really, in many ways, overwhelming experience. But yeah, I decided to talk about this remarkable experience that we had in what was called the BYU Ninth Stake. Elder John Groberg was the General Authority 70 who called me to be a stake president. And in the training that he very, you know, the 10 minutes of training that they give you, he said to our newly called stake presidency, brethren, I want you to think outside the box. You know, he said most of his church experience had been in the Pacific Islands and he had learned that there's real value in thinking outside the box. My wife hearing that jokingly said as he left, I just learned that Elder Groberg is not inspired. She said, the last thing you three guys need to be told is think outside the box. He should have said, you pick that handbook up and you follow it slavishly. She was joking. But we took that as an invitation to think outside the box. And I had been a bishop of the family ward in Northern Virginia years before and had discovered we had a brilliant early morning seminary teacher named Melanie Tagge, who as I saw what she did with the youth in our ward and her teaching, it was always focused on Christ. I mean, she was teaching Hebrew Bible, Old Testament one year. We had a sacrament meeting where we featured these young seminary students talking about what they had learned, what they were learning in seminary that year. And here are these 15 and 16 year old kids talking about symbols of Christ that they're discovering as they're studying the Hebrew Bible. I thought, she's on to something here. So we decided as a bishop that we were going to make certain that everyone focused their sacrament talks on Christ in one way or another. We said, you got to quote him, you got to tell a story from his life. Somebody coming into our chapel hearing one of our sacrament meetings cannot leave thinking that we're not Christians. This is what we're going to do. We've just taken the sacrament together. It's got to be about the Savior. So we did that as a family ward and it was really quite remarkable. So I thought, I want to do something like that, build on that experience as we've got these two to three thousand BYU students with us and they're going to be going out and doing great things around the church, around the world. The tweak that we put on it was that it wasn't just to be about Christ in general, which that's fine, that's fine. We encouraged them, we did more than encourage them. We ordered them that every talk and every lesson in our stay needed to have a direct and express link to the atonement of Christ. And the inspiration for this came from Elder Packer's classic talk, The Mediator, where I think I'm quoting, but I may get it a little bit wrong here. You've probably got it in front of you. Talking about the atonement of Christ, he said the atonement of Christ is the very root of Christian doctrine. You may know much about the gospel as it branches out from there, but if you only know the branches and they're not connected to that root, if they've been cut free from that truth, here's the money line, there will be no life, nor substance, nor redemption in them. Okay, that's harsh language. According to that template, if we're teaching in church and it's not connected to the atonement of Christ, our teaching will have no life, no substance, no redemption. It may have lots of other things. It may have guilt. It may have fear. It may be funny, but it doesn't have life, substance, or redemption. Now, by that template, I had to admit that many of the lessons that I had taught, many of the talks I had given, may have been good in one way or another, but not good in the way they need to be – life, substance, redemption. We took that concept and with Elder Groberg's approval, we ran with it. As my wife said, honey, you were the type of state president you would have needed to have when you were a bishop, because no, we micromanaged on this one. We told the bishops, every sacrament meeting talk, you need to teach your people how to take the topic they've been assigned and link it to the atonement of Christ. Now, sometimes there's some confusion about this. Not necessarily link it to the passion of Christ, not necessarily link it to the last week of his life and his suffering, although that's fine, I'm all for that, the more the better. No, we're talking about the atonement of Christ, we're talking about his capacity, his desire to unite us with God and to unite us with those around us. The concept here is that what Christ does is at-one-ment, bringing us in connection to our heavenly parents, bringing us in connection to those around us. So anyway, that was the idea. We emphasized it by telling the bishops, if you decide that you want to have a sacrament meeting on provident living, good for you, that's great, that's great, that's an important topic. But just understand that in our state, the talks are going to be about provident living and the atonement of Jesus Christ. And if you can't figure out how to make the link between those two topics, well, you don't talk about it in church. There are other good places to talk about it. But here in sacrament meeting, here in church, we talk about the atonement of Christ and how a principle works into the atonement of Christ.
"marriott center" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"The Brigham young university campus in the office of Anthony sweat. How are you? Go ahead. I'm happy to be with you. No, I've been looking forward to this interview. I've been to education week last few years. You're one of one of your fanboys. Okay, I don't miss Anthony. So I like to tell my wife that she'll laugh to hear I have a fanboy. And they even put you in the Marriott center this year. So I didn't have to worry about elbowing old ladies. That's where they sent everybody who can talk while people eat lunch. Oh, nice. That's true. You can't have food there. So give us a background. What does the audience maybe if they're not familiar with you? What do they need to know about Anthony sweat? I am a system Professor of church history and doctrine here at BYU. I'm mainly center in teaching the course the foundations of the restoration doctrine covenants, Joseph Smith, church history. Published a few books, a handful of books that mainly centered around church doctrine and other devotional subjects. Published one like on the temple endowment, just recently. And a top four 7 reason Institutes of religion for 13 years while I got my graduate degrees and loved that. And after finish there came here to BYU and been here a number of years now. Nice. And you sort of have a unique journey to the religion department. I would say maybe not. But you a major in fine art, is that right? I did. My bachelor's degree was in fine art and painting and drawing my original plans were to be a full-time painter. And so I went to the university of Utah and was trained as a fine artist and the lord through a lot of different experiences. Let me know that was not his plans for my career. So I joke that he led me into the big money of religious education. Instead of the big money of fine art. And the fun thing about it though is I still get to use all things. It's interesting to see the lord work things in your life. When I left fine art to become a religious educator, a professional educator, I wasn't sure how my art would tie in, but now 20 years later, one of the things I do is I paint scenes of the restoration that have a third important that have never been painted before. They're kind of tied back together. That's cool. And there's a lot of scenes that I mean, we see a lot of church history scenes, but you found a lot of pivotal ones. They're surprising. There's more than people think that are pivotal important scenes that have never been visually shown before. So do you approach that from obviously, there's a business behind everything, so you think, well, if I point this scene, it'll show up in more world library. What's your approach of finding these scenes and what motivates you to my approach is I am a terrible businessman, business is not the motivation for me. Nor is even like, I'm not out to make a pretty mantelpiece or something that somebody is going to hang in their front room. I want my art is about people learning. And so some of the paintings I do are kind of uncomfortable to be totally honest. I just did a painting of Joseph and Emma, arguing after Joseph Smith wrote the revelation, which is section 132 at auction covenants for plural marriage. Oh wow. And when Joseph brought it home, you know, by some accounts William Clayton said that Emma threw it in the fire. And for the next three or four days, they argue heavily. So I did a painting of Joseph and MS sitting in front of a burning fire symbolic there. While Joseph holds this revelation and the looks at him hurt and angry at the same time, that's not something someone is going to hang in their ward library. Or over their mantelpiece. But to me, it opens an important historical discussion. To help people learn. So that's my goal more than anything. Because that type of depiction, there's so much emotion that you're probably trying to communicate, that Joseph was feeling talk about a difficult position to be in as it has been, let alone as a profit. Exactly. Wow, that's interesting. As you get opportunity to teach about the doctrines and then paint the doctrines as well. Yeah, I do. It's a fun, I get to teach my role here at bios on what's called a teaching professor. So I'm assigned to teach the larger classes I teach about 6 classes each semester of about 200 students each show. I get to teach over a thousand students every semester here. So as you were growing up in your teenage years, perfecting your craft of painting and art. It was teaching always in the back of your mind as a backup plan or did it come just out of nowhere? No, it was never in my mind. It was a providential turn where I happened to speak in a sacrament meeting. When I was in college and a man came up to me afterward and said, what are you thinking of doing for your career? And I told him that I was either going to go into be a full-time painter or something into business. And he said, well, have you thought about teaching for the church? And he said, I think you'd be really good. You should think about it. And for whatever reason, I dismissed it, but the lord didn't let me dismiss it. It stuck in my mind and dwell on my heart and I couldn't shake it and finally went and talked to him and looked in the seminary institute training program and the rest was history for me. And so did the shift really happening in graduate school when you moved towards these types of topics or in terms of what kind of topic as far as teaching the gospel and that your intent. So I was hired and I finished my bachelor's degree. I was hired by seminars and in case to teach full time for that. I started teaching. 700 Institutes were more generalists than specialists here at BYU were more specialists. I taught in San Francis every year, one year I'd teach the New Testament, then book a more in the docker and covenant center Old Testament. But I always found myself leaning towards Joseph Smith in church history in my own personal interests. And in church doctrine. So those were some of the topics that I wrote on early on and how we teach about our doctrine and our history has always been important to me. So that's what my graduate work led me into was my graduate work is all in education, religious education. How do we teach people, religiously, that is the most effective? Is what my dissertation really looked into. Nice. So there's a lot of good content needed and our culture for sure. Anything else about your background would be worth mentioning before we most important. My lovely wife been married for 21 years. Awesome. Her name is Cindy. I have known each other since we were 12 years old. We didn't date, but she didn't know me when I had a mullet. I'll put that on record. She's still agreed to marry me. So have the days of miracles ceased, I say nay. Nice. And we hit it off after our mission. And then we've been fortunate enough to have 7 children. We have currently a daughter who's 20 here at BYU and a little guy named Truman, who's two years old. We're running the gamut. We've got college kids high school kids, junior high kids, grades, cool kids, and kids still at home. Wow, I'm sure they're fun. You need to be like on TLC on these reality shows. They're on there. Well, cool. So I wanted to really talk about the concept of doctrine. Let me set up a scenario for you that I'm sure you're familiar with a new bishop or someone serving as bishop is up on the stand sitting in the sacrament meeting and suddenly the speaker or maybe some standard bear testimony. States some things that aren't quote unquote, doctrinal. And there's sort of this, I don't know, I guess there's some verbiage in the handbook that addresses this. But obviously, as the presiding authority, it is that authorities role to correct false doctrine is the failing. And so there's always this feeling of how I have to stand up and awkwardly correct this and maybe make a person feel bad. I don't mean to make you feel bad. Or it's in a Sunday school class. From my experience in leadership and others, I sometimes hesitate because I think, well, is a doctor in, you know, do I really understand the doctor? And of course, the core foundations of a doctor are easy to defend in articulate. But sometimes I'll hear things in Sunday school that I don't think is doctor. But everybody's rolling with it. It's sort of culturally doctor. So where do we start with understanding what doctor is and what the leader's role in in promoting and facilitating.
"marriott center" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"I think over cincinnati but it's hard to argue memphis over. ucf and it's once you acknowledged and they are on record or at least on record via sources saying we wanted. Football programs qualify programs and television markets. So basketball doesn't matter once you remove because that's what some people would say in our sport. How do you pass on penny hardaway memphis. One recruiting class all that stuff well. You're not focused on that. You're focused on fox television markets and football programs and once. You are strictly focused on that. It's hard to argue memphis over. Ucf and it's hard to argue memphis over. Houston you could try it with cincinnati but again i say somebody who wanted badly from memphis to be in the big twelve. Get bill self coming to phoenix forum. I understand why they did what they did. I can't call them crazy for doing. Yeah and they're also trying to make these decisions even though the landscape of college sports obviously shifts. If you really look at the history of conference realignment this is not a once. Every twenty to thirty years like there's actually significant shifts in power conferences about once every decade here. So you're looking out every ten to twelve maybe fifteen years at most and and trying to project out and you know there's no even though basketball hardly factors in these decisions at all like they could very easily c. Penny hardaway not coaching memphis in three or five years. Because maybe it's an opportunity at the next level whatever so that that also doesn't factor in Hardly whatsoever all time from basketball. Perspective is a basketball podcast. Houston's got six final four runs including they're coming off one kelvin. Sampson has done a great job. There and signed up for callan his son to take over whenever kelvin steps down which i would think we'll be in the next two to four seasons man that they you put. I love this fit for houston houston in the big twelve in that city. I think from a men's basketball standpoint and a football standpoint parish. You wanna talk about one of the schools. That can stand to benefit the most like a decade ago. Houston's facilities trash. You've got tillman for tito. Who was willing to basically invest anything and everything billionaire into that athletic department already has. We'll continue to do so we could. I could easily see a situation in five years where we look up in houston in men's basketball and football it's like consistently just about every single year top twenty five level because that city first of all i think it goes new york l. a. chicago houston four biggest cities in the country overloaded with talent and both of the sports and houston had been blocked in the past. I've been told because of obviously the concerns about the texas schools. And all that. I get that but now this just makes so much sense for houston to join. I think that's huge. And then i gotta give props to cincinnati because there has never been a school like them in terms of the long term success particularly in basketball despite switching allegiance. So often get this. Gp this is what. Cincinnati has done since the mid fifties independent mac independent missouri valley independent metro respects. I was raised. We're raised on the metro. They did four years in the great midwest conference. Don't think you were raised on that conference. Usa biggies the american and now the big twelve and cincinnati sap from a men's basketball standpoint. It really has never ever fallen off. And when you're switching leagues that often It would be understandable if that was not the case there but that hasn't been it has been able to continually adapt and adjust now in the in the here and now they just hire west miller the coming off a certainly a bumpy couple years with john brennan but but cincinnati's just path. I don't think there's another school like it that many different leagues and beaten nationally relevant for most. Obviously this is a program that won the title and sixty one and sixty two made final fours across it. So that's great and then you mentioned the byu stuff. I mean historically from men's basketball standpoint. I've got ahead of schools like iowa. Virginia xavier tennessee alabama. When you look at its tournament appearances wins weeks ranked all that. Good stuff pros. It's actually a very very good. It's just never made a final four more tournament appearances than any program. Ever without a final four appearance beckett easily changed that marriott center. I've never been have you ever been to the marriott center. I've heard i've heard the facility. Incredible packet and obviously normal times and really rates as one of the top fifteen to twenty at worst home court advantage. Is all of college basketball there. So you easily understand. I've got to say bottom line. Parishes when we learned that oklahoma texas would be leaving. We talked about it on the podcast. And we. I still don't like it at all i. I don't like the idea of them going to the sec. But whatever that's ships going to sail the big twelve. If twelve was going to be the goal which. I think is perfect. Do that size for a leak. Twelve teams just. It sounds looks feels right. This is as good as you could do like the big twelve and doing this. I think in both football and basketball has maintained a level of legitimacy that was necessary to keep it relevant and important voice on the football side forthcoming college football playoff expansion. And then a men's basketball. I mean i can't believe taken us this long to get here. Gp but come on now. Top two league and men's basketball every single year like eight years running you bring in these programs even let you lose oklahoma texas but if you bring in byu what they can do. Mark pope's a really really good coach. Ucf has made tournaments really good coach. Houston we know what they've done and then we'll see what they can do with west miller. I think the big twelve still has a very good chance a very good chance at at keeping that top two status going forward immense hoops and that's no small thing either. There's actually played out the way to go back and listen to previous podcast. We thought it was going to play out in the big twelve. Said we want to stick together but that was never true. they didn't want to kansas. Would kill the big. Tam west virginia would kill to go to the texas tech and would've loved gone to the pac twelve. The truth is The other power five conferences decided..
"marriott center" Discussed on X96
"Leighton Boehner, Candidate number one. Just get a damn shot didn't get very many votes at all. Really? Boehner, candidate number two, You would think a pretty solid Maybe winning candidate there. Alex Jones, now turning on Donald Trump, saying that Donald Trump is a dumb ass because he recommended the vaccine recommended the vaccine, and he got booed at his own rally. And Trump says, are, Alex Jones says You know what he is, he says. He's upon the CNN. That's what he is. Yeah, and then, of course, um Boehner, candidate number three What do we do? When lawmakers abuse their power. Erin Mendenhall leave here of Salt Lake has Mandated. Thank you, she said, But I want kids in the Salt Lake School district to be safe. I want them to wear mask to school. This has got the state Legislature. Their panties are in a wad because she's trying to protect Children don't understand exactly what this is a clear abuse of power. Let's uh yeah, the guy from Hooper, uh, where it doesn't affect him. Let's be honest. This guy's upset because Erin Mendenhall is a woman. I guarantee you, I guarantee you it's it's the we got to put them up in the women in line philosophy that he's get your Salt Lake women in line telling you right now, and that was the winner. Of, uh okay, That's your winner of round one now qualified to be boner of the day round two coming up at 8 20. That is on the way. It's uh, three more candidates. We get another winter. There we take both winners. Put them against each other. You will decide Boner of the day with your vote at 9 20 their legislators all over the state who keep asking each other isn't there any way we can get people in Salt Lake to shut up? That's exactly what they're after. Well because there was another comment from another legislator. Oh, yeah, I was wondering if you had that for bankers, and he said something like that. It was like, Oh, we always have this problem with Salt Lake and let me see if I can find And then there was another one. That was the Legislature who are known as a guy running for In Davis County. Oh, damn, I got to find it. Where he, uh there was a kid who posted a sign outside of the LDS seminary. That said, Uh, welcome LGBT Q Seminary students? Uh huh. And the kid tweeted it and the guy running for office. Mhm retweeted it with the comment. It's time to get out our muskets. Well, you know where he got that from? Carrie. What's that? Uh, shoot him. Is that what he's saying? He said. It's time to get out our musket shooting seminary students that was So this I don't know what you guys talked about. What? You didn't while I was gone. We didn't talk about the BYU thing. We haven't talked. Okay, I've got it. That's where he gets it from muskets because that is mentioned in there. Yeah, it is. That's right. So is that coming up in the next boat around? It's not a boner candidate, but it'll be will, but yeah, carry. He didn't get that on his own. He got that from the speech down and be waiting muskets. Well, it's not just a speech from somebody now. BYU It was a member of the general authorities. Really, Jeffrey Holland. Whoa, Yeah. You know, like patriots, the Patriots and revolution. Get out your muskets. So Jesus said, love everyone, but accept them shoot the gaze of seminary muskets. Yep, I don't You know, You're the leader of your fan club. Said to be nice to people. I Yeah. His name is Gregory Smith. He didn't come up. Who is the guy who said time to get out our muskets? Oh, the Davis County at at Greg for Council. Yeah, but he was He was Parroting what he had heard from from his leader. Yeah, this guy's was also he's running for North Ogden City Council. Uh, you want to You want me to here? And here's the, uh, Here's the story. This was in the Trib yesterday. Apostle Jeffrey Holland. Us to BYU talking to BYU. The university stop aiming friendly fire at LDS teaches On the same day that Brigham Young University announced the creation of an office of belonging office something which is nice. That's that's a good thing to combat prejudices any kind, alright, including based on race or sexual orientation. Latter day Saint Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland, sharply criticized faculty members and students. Who challenged the faints teaching on same sex marriage. He also questioned why a BYU valedictorian would choose his 2019 commencements address to come out as gay. During Monday's university conference for faculty and staff at BYU, the Marriott Center. Holland quoted from a recent letter that he had received which said that some faculty are not supportive of the church's doctrines and policies and chose to Criticize them publicly. BYU, faculty and staff should take up their intellectual muskets. But but still but still to defend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, especially the doctrine of the family and marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The Apostle said some choose to aim friendly fire. Again time to time or shooting metaphor. The church's leaders some of the college, Holland said. You know what he's saying is, don't criticize our policies at all. It's not. It's not for you to do. Mm. Well, like I said, I think Jesus said the opposite yet you're saying I well, you know, but it's but it's It's his. It's his. It's his club. It's his church. And if and if he says, you know, if the church says, don't criticize our policies If you want to be a good member, don't criticize it. Then that that's that's what you have. But the guy who's Jesus said the opposite of those things. So you're you're changing what he said. I am. All I know is what the leaders say is what you should do. But he even metaphorical muskets should not be Yeah, getting involved. It's Baskets, love. Everybody loved my neighbor. I remember that. Yeah, I remember that we were going to do an X pole here, right here. Go sort of. Maybe we could just And then instead of Expo, maybe do Hello? Yeah. What Just have people call us about anything? First day school stuff or whatever you want first day of school. What have you started your classes at BYU yet? I'll give this to BYU. They have a mask mandate. Yes, that's true. I will give them that. And I am so Hello. Yeah. What if you'd like to call and just talk to us about anything? Ask us a question about anything. You wanna talk about Katie's hair? Yeah. Katie's here. Whatever. Take us to task. Talk about you know something that you saw? Anything? Yeah, that's what it is. Hello? Yeah. What? 8776? Oh, 29696. We'll get you lined up and take you right after these messages. Traffic,.
"marriott center" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"In all, everything's out the window and you're going to see the Rams open things up a lot more than they want to. But I'm telling you, a key is to try and find out as well. Not only is he playing to try and find out how Cooper Cup is running, and if he's gonna be able to go tomorrow, he's another guy. That I'm telling you Unless the guy's on crutches he's probably playing. But how effective will he be? All right, That is football. You got it from Russ Baxter. You got it from Andy is go. You got it from Mork. Lauren. She got it from Brad Powers You got from all these guys all week long. So you got a lot of great opinions there. Brad, let everybody know how they can get your place because you've got everything going on Not only the football, but now you're getting heavy into the college hoops. Yeah. You just gotta Brad Powers forced calm and you could check out a lot of free information up there you download past is you see what I'm all about, as far as my my newsletter, But if you want all the pics from the NFL games, and you won't even off season football information, I got it right there. Bad cars. Four seconds. Do a great job. But I will tell you that you nobody works harder in the industry and Brad powers. And there's a reason that he isolates himself. He's not out there partying and hitting the video poker and just partying every night and drinking heavily cause He's a single guy that lives in Vegas. This is a guy that goes back. Down under like the like Grandpa Monster from the From the monsters. He goes down into the dungeon and, you know he goes down there and you don't have all the smoke coming out of the dungeon like you did when Katie was in his dungeon because Brad's not smoking, either, So he's there and he's working hard and he's trust me. If there is trends, he'll look at him, but he did. It's not going to sway his opinion. As far as you know, the Sean McVeigh 37 no at halftime that maybe something that comes into play. We'll wait and see you know and follow Brad, and if you're following him, he will give you place during the day You will get place as the games are going as well. You'll be hooked up on his VIPs list as well. Alright, let's look at some of the college hardwood tomorrow. I went through all those injuries. Ohio State in Illinois. Not sure if Ohio State will have their point guard back, but it didn't hurt him. Last time, Illinois the align I minus 5.5 and disarm you and Kofi, Man, love those two guys in champagne, 1 46.5 your take here. Yeah. I mean, I You brought the point guard, uh, then missed the last two games. Uh, I do worry with it being you know, the third game in a week for Ohio State after playing Rutgers in Northwestern being on the road. Leaning Illinois here from a Katie. I'm leaning there with you, I think along the same lines, I just think the Illinois and Illinois they'll take you off sometimes because you'll be like, what do they do and what are they doing and and they'll be down five or six at home early into the second half and trust me, they'll be that time where the defensive prowess and then they're not a great three point shooting team, but they could knock him down. When they have the right looks, and sometimes it takes him a little bit to get out of their own way. Florida State off the big route at home against Carolina, Carolina, struggling the other night against Syracuse got the cover later. Chapel Hill, Florida State minus 41 45.5. Yeah, I like playing against out liars. And obviously you look at efficiency aspect. I mean, it was one of the most efficient performances in the history of Florida State basketball. I mean, offered 32 point win, I think little bit over price in the market. Therefore, I'm gonna live with that. The Tar Heels here plus the points Right. Move on down. Let's see. How about old Mrs minus eight against Georgia Georgia team that got tattooed pretty good. And Kermit Davis pretty good squad over there at Mississippi, but he's ticked me off. There was a home game that he got drilled in pretty good, uh, inconsistent teams. I both these teams are rather inconsistent. I'd probably go with all this, but I'm not sure I wanna lay eight or 8.5 at home in Oxford. You're gonna do anything with that game. No, I don't. The Mississippi wins, But I know Michael Aid. Pittsburgh's playing pretty much better than I thought they would without sham PAG knee but They're at home. They're going to catch for at home Capel's boys against Syracuse, and even though the cues hung in there with North Carolina, look, the Cues has also been beaten by non power five conference teams this year. It's not a great behind team. I know his kid, but he's on the team, but not a great shooting pitched since Syracuse team I should say Pittsburgh, though. Uh, you're gonna give me four. I want to look at the Panthers at home. Yeah. I mean, pit out and played last 10 days. Last team. They played Wasser keys that they won outright in the carrier dome. And now you know, Chechen points. It only should be confident and circuits had to play two games since that game so on and they're not necessarily of a very deep team, So, yeah, I agree with Kitty Lean Panthers here and I do give respect to that. You beat us in our house. We're gonna beat you at your house until I got thrown by Tulsa. I really ticks me off because I was on Wichita State. I had made money on Wichita State, and then I looked. I'm like, Oh, man, I forgot which Utah one in Tulsa by a point, And not only did I get off Wichita I totally changed and went to Tulsa and Wichita beaten by 19. And we're never never trailed the game at the cook, Carina and I know that place even without fans. Is a great advantage If you're a shooter and my buddy Dave Danino tell you and you know your court. And I'm telling you, the lighting and all that stuff. And remember, there's some of these venues that are bigger, like the Marriott Center BYU That's gonna be a major advantage for BYU. Why? Because the depth perception with no fans in the stands and it's gonna be brutal for some of these teams going in there, So you think it's bad when there's fans in the stands and then at home Court advantage is ruckus, but at least you have a backdrop. Now you don't have in a lot of these venues, pay attention and also pay attention on totals because that could bring in a lot more unders. I mean, move on down here to better myself. Katie. Here you go. Let me bring in some other games. How about Missouri? They've been playing good softball pretty much all season minus 4.5. At Texas A and M and the AG E. Zahra team that Buzz Williams won't let quit in games and they've had some nice comebacks, including a one point road win the other day at Mississippi State. Your take on this one. I don't have a strong take. I think I was the Missouri that deserves to be a short favorite, but not strong opinion. All right now San Diego State. Remember I told you one of the leading scorers is out there back in Logan against Utah State. I'm telling you, Craig Smith's got a squad. He's got players. He lost players, but he's got a squad and this team there were of couple people that I know that said, You know what San Diego State's played his tougher schedule. Utah State. I'm included. Okay, Gran, and that made sense..
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"Down and down and Terry Jones place and they did a couple of them in the Mercedes were the Falcons play, You know, they did some of those things, but as far as home and home, those big schools aren't gonna do it. That's what I'm gonna do Why You have to talk to the speakers. They're afraid of losing and blemishing their chance to make the playoff and it's It's ridiculous if those big schools played, and they had one loss against each other, it's not gonna hurt him. It didn't hurt Notre Dame. It's not gonna hurt. You didn't hurt other day because there was nobody better this year. But there's at the beginning of the year. There's always no one better at the beginning, or you can pencil in the four teams in every year. Every year and you don't see a problem with that. What's the point of playing the games? Then I see no problem with it. You see an absolute problem. There's no, it's ridiculous to play games. If you already know it's going to be Alabama claims in Ohio State and a 14 a couple years ago, Houston had a chance. They beat Oklahoma, Oklahoma one, The big 12. They beat Louisville with Lamar Jackson. Louisville split the SEC title with Clemson. But Clemson got to go because they beat Louisville. Houston wet the bed there last two games this season, you had a shot. They were in wet the bed. That's you that don't blame anyone else. That's you. It just seemed to me ridiculous to play games who you already know. Going in. It's gonna be Alabama. It's gonna be. Clemson is gonna be Ohio State and some fourth team. That's the way it is. You're dealt diligence and your conference and win games. There's just no point win games. Big So, Bernard, let me let me ask you 88 teams 12 teams 16 teams. What type of playoff would you like to see? Ultimately in college football? How many teams I would like to go to a 12 Too many? 12 12 2 minute because 12 year getting teams that really shouldn't be there. If you go to 12 teams, you're going to get point spreads 2025. It doesn't make sense. Eight teams is perfect. I agree, I think should be the NBA team should be the winner. The five winners of the powerful each one of the power five conferences and three wild cards. All right. It's ah. I mean, I think that's the next move. I think they will go to eight in the near future. Hopefully they do. And that will give some of those teams like Cincinnati from this year, even Texas saying, and that would have given them a shot. Coastal Carolina Great story would have loved to see them, but yeah, and realistically we look at him will say, Ah, Coastal Carolina has no chance if they played Ohio State or Clinton or Alabama. Really, I mean, we just watched the Ohio State struggled mightily with Northwest. Sure we watch claims in two years in a row struggle with Syracuse lose one nearly lost another so we can happen these air 18 to 23 year old kids for the most part and Lester BYU, Then they're 26 to 30. Yeah, I always always have fun with my buddy Greg rebelling like I go. Come on, man. The only reason you guys sell out the Marriott Center is because your family the family is allowed to go. And that's 22,000 right there, man. Always that fun with the guys. But End of the day. Be why you've got a big game tomorrow, and that's against Central Florida Central Florida's offense still pretty potent, but they have been played since the day after Thanksgiving again. Dylan Gabriel is one of the more exciting quarterbacks any chance that Central Florida covers that 6.5 tomorrow. Bernard. No, it's gonna be ugly and not because they're not good, because, like you said they haven't played since they have Thanksgiving. That's a long time to not hit. You're not hitting in practice that's a longer and see some bad football by UCF. It's not gonna look good form. So you think BYU covers that 6.5 you why you covers. I mean, it's it's gonna be rough as when I was wondering about for tomorrow. I think I was gonna bet Now I'm gonna bet be, Will you thank you. It's good. It's gonna be a rough and see a lot of like, just Timing love a lot of missed tackles. I mean, it's hard. It's hard to get ready for a football game and not play football. I'll throw you all throw caveat in there that they have been practicing okay in Florida in the state of Florida. The game is in Florida. It's the vocal in Tomball over there, and if they use stadium and as soon as Bernard said that it just dropped from 6.5 to 6, so every time they know not many people are believing that Bernard warrants and no respect for Bernard. No, I'm just using it to just drop down to six a little bit ago. The total of 75 a half Be what you though. Also, I know on short notice, but they went to coastal Carolina. They were a big favorite in that game, and they lost out. Right, Bernard? Yeah, that That's one of those where coastal Carolina coastal Carolinas Good and BYU is good. They're just a couple rungs below. I mean, it's Also good had great story. I mean, it's It's one of those years where they're probably make a movie out of it. But That women are the chance to clears. That went against BYU, and it's It's still a win against BYU. I mean, where do you rank BYU? On the landscape of college football. I mean, Yeah. I mean, I wish they were in a conference. First off. Uh, they're not. But you know their quarterback Zach Wilson solid. There's no question they they had some playmakers million the receivers outstanding. And then they always have. Really solid play in the trenches. I mean, some of those guys it's like running into a brick house man. For sure, we'll see what happens with BYU in central Florida tomorrow. Central Florida, with Heiple taking over for Scott Frost still runs the pace faster than any team. You got a lot of big boys from Provo that have been up there in that cold in Utah. Now you're going down there for an 80 degree game again. Those kids in Florida there I think it's gonna be a very close game won't surprise me. Central Florida wins he Can You take the over in that game for you Take his money and go over 75. I'm not. I'm not taking to you over. I'm just I'm just gonna watch the game. I lives a lot of games and I think you're better off getting involved after they start the endgame. Wagering. I think that you get a better read on a lot of these games. What about the other ballgame tomorrow, which I thought was interesting, which is too late Nevada. Yeah, that is interesting that that has got an advantage because they're used to going to Boise. That's where that game is on the blue turf to Lane. I like this two lane team, though I mean they were a team that Should never have lost their game to Tulsa had they not told so we're not even have gotten to that game against Cincinnati. Too late, a very good team, and their losses were against the best teams in the American athletic and they give the way they lost to the way they lost to Tulsa was ridiculous. I mean, they had that game one think they were up double digits with less than three minutes to go and end up losing that game. I am on the final seconds was really whacked way You have to look that up and he is gonna probably text us on it and give us the details. One other thing. I just wanted to get in on college football because we are in Mountain West Country. What a job by coach Brent Brennan San Jose State 34 to 20. They take care of business in the Mountain West title game over Boise State. Next article, the transfer 453 yards, passing three touchdowns. Trey Walker, seven of those receptions and a touchdown leading the way. Bernard Brent Brennan what he's done there in San Jose State. Look, I know it's a covert year, but seven and oh, with a squad that won three games in three years for the love of God just a little bit ago last year, they got it 25 and seven real close to making a bowl game, but that is impressive..