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A highlight from Evangelism Is Necessary for the Salvation of Sinners
"One more sermon in Romans 11 for next week and then I will have a week off going on vacation so we'll have a guest preacher that Sunday and when I get back you guessed it Advent will be here. The Christmas season is here. May seem a little early but not nearly as early as everybody in our culture pushing it at least on our church calendar you know I'm trying to be legit you know it really is Advent in a couple of weeks so hope you're looking forward to that. I look forward to that every year as we study the greatest coming of a savior in all of the world Jesus Christ. Romans 10 11 through 21 the title of the message is evangelism is necessary for the salvation of sinners. It's important you'll see why in a moment why we're emphasizing this because Paul does in fact. I want to start with asking you a question have you ever had the experience the challenge of starting a new job but not receiving adequate training in order to fulfill the tasks that were expected of you. That's a hard spot to be in isn't it it's like okay yeah we want you in this job and you think you're going to get some great training and you end up not getting so much. During my seminary days I took a job started off as a summer job ended up I worked there about a year cleaning swimming pools for a very small business. The first week that I worked for this pool business actually a decent sized pool business though it was small I got paid to sit at my boss's kitchen table for the first week to look at to examine and take apart a pool pump and look through an owner's manual while he was I don't know what he was doing to be honest. That's great in theory except that's not very helpful for someone who doesn't know anything about them. The second and the third weeks the owners obsessive compulsive and likely schizophrenic about 20 pools customers homes 20 pools to show me how to maintain them clean them etcetera use the word show loosely right. Now you would think that my training on those pools would start with a fairly easy pool you know maybe a simpler one to start off with but that wasn't the case. My first encounter was at the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club which is a pool that is far from simple it's a massive pool it's big it's complicated system it had two pumps two filters and a whole I mean you need a diagram to understand the PVC valve system on this thing that's my first pool. I'm going what if you turn the wrong valve at the wrong time and forget to turn this valve back off or on or what have you can burn out a pump you could burn out a system burst pipes very easily it's accurate to say after two weeks of supposed training I wasn't ready in God's grace I did not blow anything up in my time there but I did not receive adequate training where did the owner and his son go wrong.
Fresh update on "memphis" discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"All right, taping this, it is 10 o'clock Pacific Time. Justin Termini, our friend from, what is it? Sirius XM NBA radio. What are we calling it these days? Well, yeah, hit it right out of the park. Sirius XM NBA radio. Bill, come on, four to seven Eastern Time. You know with Eddie and myself. I thought you were on the West Coast, somehow you're on the East Coast, but you stayed up. This was one of the great random regular season NBA nights that I think we've ever had. It's November 28th. This is usually the most dead time of the year. This is when we're thinking about trades and we're trying to blow teams up or saying like, should the season start on Christmas? All these little narratives that we have in the first two months of the year, they're gone because the in-season tournament has worked. It's been awesome. How much have you liked it? Bill, that might be my favorite part is because we're fielding calls from people all day and we're looking to create the subject matter. And people are calling in on like the Russell Westmore comments right over the course of the last couple of days, or they're calling about the pop of it stuff that they're calling about, you know, trying to trade, you know, Zach Levine. I don't like the player movement type of stuff. I'm over and I'm sick of it. Now we're talking about basketball. Like Eddie and I will pop on the mic here on Wednesday, the day after all these tournament games, people will actually want to talk about the games. So I love it. And, you know, from listening to the times that we go back and forth, I'm not afraid to crush the NBA, even though I'm on NBA radio when I think they deserve it. I'll get on them for load management. I'll get on them for the player movement. I can't say enough about them hitting a home run with this. I love it. Yeah. And there's some tweaks that they can do that we can talk about. But for the most part, the questions I had going into it, I think you and I saw it the same last summer. It was like, all right, this sounds cool on paper, but why should I care? And why will the players care? Right. So fast forward to tonight. We had the Celtics doing a hack a shack on Andre Drummond in the fourth quarter of 32 points so they could try to game the point differential things so they can get in there. The point is everyone cared. Everyone was into this. The players were trying to win. This Warriors Kings game that we just watched that I can't wait to talk about felt like a game seven of a playoff series. The crowd was going nuts. Both teams were really trying. The Warriors had to win by 12 just to make it didn't matter. It had all the intensity, all the stuff that, you know, that we've really kind of missed from the regular season with some very rare exceptions. And we had it just for six straight hours. And it was great. I just loved it. I was so happy. Yeah, I'm the same way. Like, I'm not a huge soccer fan, but I care about the World Cup because I see that a lot of people care about it. Right. So I just want the players to care about it. I got into this just because the players cared. We're talking about the Celtics, where they go out there and they do that hack a drum and sing. Then they go back in the locker room and I'm seeing reports that they were like celebrating the end of that Nets game. Right. So if the players care about it, then I'm going to care about it. Then the fans are going to care about it. And that was the interesting part is like they're worried about a Toronto Nets game at the end of November. I'm concerned about a Toronto Nets game at the end of November. Then I got to keep my eye on the Knicks score. I got to keep my eye on like Minnesota, Oklahoma City, just because the different outcomes games that maybe I normally wouldn't care about. And all of a sudden you find yourself caring about it. And, you know, it's funny because TNT did a good job, Bill, with the different little boxes at the top. Right. And it almost felt like the NCAA tournament, where you're just not focused on your team. You're focused like on everything taking place at the same time, with all the games taking place at the same time. So I love deep in the way it was presented on television. I had the three TVs going. I had the Nets game go and needed the Nets to win, needed to make sure they didn't win by too much. I didn't bother. I don't know if you did the same thing, but for the most part, I knew what I wanted, but I wasn't going to go nuts about, oh, the Nets. They're plus 13 right now. Like whatever the chips are going to fall where they may. I think, you know, if you're talking about tweaks for how this could have been better. And I really want to talk about some of the games in a second. But it felt like as the as the tournament went on over the course of a couple of weeks, and people started to realize how important the point differential was. The first time I really noticed it was the Orlando Boston game. Orlando had their guys in near the end and they were trying to score. And I was like, whoa, this is like a part of my brain. I didn't even, you know, I had never accessed before during the regular season. And I was like, this is something. Then you really felt that tonight with the pouring it on late. I think if if it's five games that I would go five groups, I mailed you my idea, five groups instead of six. So you have six teams per group. There's five games per group instead of four. And then I think the point differential is a little easier to figure out. I think if you're going to nitpick with what they did tonight and this this this month, it was there was a lot of three and one teams. And then it comes down to like these teams in the fourth game. The Celtics win the lottery. They play this Bulls team that's already ready for the season to end. They blow them out and they just it was an advantage that they had that game at that specific time. So I think five games might even that out. Other than that, I'm really happy with the with the format. Is there anything else you would change? I agree. I love it. I would have like Orlando. I thought it was unfair for them that they didn't know what they needed. Like, so Boston knew what they needed to win by. So I think you got to have every team play on the on the last day and probably play at the same time just so they know what to do, because I thought that gave Boston a little almost like football. And when football we were there and have all the division from the conferences, they all just play at the same time. So there's no way not to. Not exactly. And they do that like the last day of the NBA season as well. All right. The baseball season, just so no team can kind of alter it based off what the end result is elsewhere. So that's an idea. And I like your idea as well, because what you emailed me, it had a lot of teams like in the same division. Right. So I'd love to see like Boston, for example, going up against Philadelphia, going up against New York, because then you get the rivalries that are like historic and they're in the same conference. So year after year, it's like Philadelphia got us last year. But we carry that over into the next season. Same thing with the Lakers. Like, am I supposed to care about Lakers, Oklahoma City? Probably not. There's really no connection there. But I would care if it's Lakers Clippers every year. I would care if it was Lakers Golden State, Lakers Sacramento. So I love the idea of maybe making it the same divisions every single year, the same groups and have it done by by maybe the divisions. Yeah, just quickly, I had it by region. So it was Boston, the New York teams, Philly, Washington, Toronto was Group A and then it goes through. And then you have to kind of cross over with with the Miami, Orlando, Charlotte, Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis. So you're grabbing from both conferences. But for the most part, if you just look at the map, it's pretty easy to see which six teams to cluster. And I'm with you. I think it should be the same teams every year. It adds the fact that even we had Sacramento and Golden State in the same group was important because this is one of the questions I want to ask you tonight. Is that the best rivalry right now? If we're just talking about sheer entertainment with history and baggage of of previous series and proximity, that might be the number one rivalry, because in my head, I want to go, oh, it's Boston, Milwaukee. But it's like, I don't know, the characters have changed so much in the Boston, Milwaukee. Most of the players are different than they were a couple of years ago. But Golden State, Sacramento feels like it has continuity, right? I mean, location. You got the stomp last year from Draymond. You got a series that went seven games. They play a fun style. So like, I'm definitely not going to argue against that. I mean, you could make the argument, but the Curry on Sacramento piece, like, like they have to get over this, this this monster that has just owned them for the last three years. Like it's got a lot going for it. Yeah. Big brother, little brother. I mean, the two in the Eastern Conference, like I wouldn't even say Milwaukee. And I'm not really scared of Milwaukee, even though Milwaukee's gotten a little bit hot here as of late. Like their defense has major issues, major issues. And I don't even think that's been rectified. Like they barely beat Portland the other day. They barely beat Washington the other day. You have a 124 tonight with no Jimmy Butler to Miami. No Jimmy Butler, no Tyler Herro. Making Kyle Lowry look like he's Oscar Robertson. So like, I don't even know if I consider that the biggest rivalry, even though the Lillard and Druth thing is going to be a ton of fun. If we see that in the postseason, heck, we could see it here in the mid-season tournament if both advance to Vegas. But I would say like Eastern Conference, Boston, Philadelphia might be a little bit more of a rivalry. I'm thinking of that one. The problem is Boston's won every time. Yeah. So maybe Miami is because that goes back and forth. I like the history of it, right? So it's like Boston, Philadelphia, along with Boston Lakers are the two best rivalries in the sport. So I include that in kind of when I'm talking about the rivalries as well. Yeah. If you go and read some rivalries, it's probably Boston, Miami, just because they've had big series a bunch of times now. Golden State, Sacramento. I like the longevity of that one. And for whatever reason, the match up is perfect. It's like watching those welterweight fighters who just have the perfect styles to fight each other. Golden State, Sacramento even has like Monk is Monk's like a little bit of a like like a Curry imposter with his offensive game when he gets going. And Fox is, you know, Fox has a chance to be a first team all NBA guy this year. Although I guess there's like four or five guards that could say that. But we got to talk about the Warriors really quick before we keep talking about this tournament. That was a devastating loss for them. I mean, devastating. And it's a season that's been threatening to go the wrong way. The Draymond soap opera. I mean, yeah, I'm sure you've spent more than enough time talking about that. But they completely fell apart down the stretch. And they were up five with the ball with, I think, like 80 seconds left. Dumb turnovers, second chance points for the Kings. And and then they end up with like a 35 footer to win it when they couldn't even get a good shot. I thought Draymond was just bizarre down the stretch, playing Klay Thompson over Moody or Looney over Moody when Moody was really good. There was some weird coaching stuff. And that was the first time I thought to myself. Oh, man, like Golden State might be a playing team and even even the play might be lucky for them. What was your take watching them? Well, so I had Golden State as my seventh seed prior to the season beginning. I wasn't a big fan. And a lot of it was because of their lack of size. It wasn't because I thought that Klay or Wiggins was going to throw, you know, be thrown off a cliff. I do agree with you with the coaching decisions with Moody down the stretch because he was really good. And then all of a sudden he's out of the game. The part that's got to be concerning about this loss on top of like some of the stuff you mentioned is where's where's Andrew Wiggins been all season? He's been nowhere. He gave you the best game that he's given you by far. That was by far his best game tonight. You still end up losing. And you could also make the argument it was the best game that Klay played. I mean, 20 and 11. You know, Klay's got like one 20 point game. So that might be the best game you got from Klay and Wiggins. And you still end up losing it. You blow a big lead. So they're in a lot of trouble. And I know that you are doing the list here on the ringer that you were mentioned and we were texting back and forth the top hundred. Yeah, but you were doing the top 100 and you got Klay, you got Curry near the top of the list. Like the difference between Curry and I think some of the other guys at the top of the list are he doesn't have that sidekick, right? Like Jana says, Lillard. And he's got Tyrese Maxie. Jokic has Jamal Murray. Tatum's got Jalen Brown. If you think it's him, maybe it's Borzingis. Like everybody, Anthony Davis and LeBron have each other. Devin Booker and KD have each other. It's a huge drop off from Curry to to either Wiggins or Klay. So he's got no sidekick. Yeah, Draymond is, I guess, technically the second best guy on the team. And he's hit the point now you saw tonight where he took this elbow. It felt like he flopped a little bit to try to get a flagrant or something. They didn't call it. And then he was so mad. He did this crazy like karate chop foul thing on. I think it was Malik Monk. And and then stared at the ref and he'd already gotten a technical. It's like, are you really going to get thrown out of this game? Like, I feel like he and I thought it was interesting. Kenny Smith kind of called him out on the show tonight before the game. And that's somebody they work with where he's just like, man, you're not 22, 23, 24 years old anymore. Like, you know, you're a veteran and it seems like your behavior is getting more erratic. But I think this just that soap opera alone is really concerning. If I if I'm a Warriors person and that's before you get into his clay kind of semi-washed and then the other piece of Wiggins, like, should you be shocked when Wiggins has 27 points in the game? But that's where we are right now with him. Now you are. If he has, you know, 15 points, if he gets six rebounds, you're kind of shocked. And, you know, you know, because you're a Celtic fan. He killed the Celtics on the glass back in the NBA Finals. You don't understand it. And then with the Draymond stuff like Kenny saying like, it's too late to be apologizing. Now you just got to change your behavior. The thing I get a kick out of with Draymond all the time, Bill, is he's always talking about like, well, I'm here for my teammates. I'm going to stand up for my teammates. I'm not going to let them down. All right. So we came to the defensive of Klay Thompson. And yeah, it was clearly overboard, but he lets down his teammates every time he puts himself in that position to get suspended. He did it last year and in the series against the Sacramento, where he misses a key game, he did it in the finals in 2016. He put him in a situation here tonight where really he could have been ejected. I wouldn't have had an issue if they ejected him, because not only did he do that karate chop, but after the official blew the whistle, he then takes another swipe at Monk and then stares down the official. So like if they threw him out, he's putting his team in a bad spot again. So I think he's actually very selfish, to be honest with you. The bigger issue for them is I just there's other teams in the West I just think are just definitively better at this point. Minnesota, Denver, when Murray comes back. Phoenix with the way Booker's playing now, and if they can just keep Booker and Durant healthy together, I like that against Golden State. Oklahoma City, especially if they trade one, two or three of their 700 picks and try to add more work out of what they have. Sacramento's dead even with them. I'm not I'm not crossing off the Lakers. I know they sucked last night, but you know, they're going to figure it out. And then New Orleans as the wild card, just from a talent standpoint, New Orleans has more talent than Golden State. I think Curry's I had him in the ringer hundred. I think I had him third. It's not going to matter if nobody else on your team is in the top 50. And that's kind of what we're looking at. New Orleans is loaded with talent. Even when you look at guys like Dyson Daniels and when Trey Murphy comes back, like these are like kick ass dudes and I look at the words and you just think those back to back drafts, Wiseman, whatever. It's the COVID draft. But then the year after commingle over Franz is just kind of the combo of those two just going over two on those picks, basically, which it feels like they did. Yeah, I mean, you can't come back from that. I mean, we talked about it over the course of the last couple of days because LaMelo, who just unfortunately got hurt, he's been going off and you could add him instead of Wiseman right in that in that COVID draft. And then you got Franz Wagner, who they passed up on. I mean, Shangoon, I don't know if you want to blame him for that. But Shangoon is awesome. He'd be perfect there. And Shangoon is the best player in the league now. I think I mean, he's rising right up there as a joke. It's two point out. I know. So like you've got all those guys that they passed on where they made mistakes in the draft and then they're just missing the two most important things I think that it takes to win now. And I've heard you talk about this in the pod before. One is just it's no longer like a big three. It's a big two. Right. You need a combination. And we already mentioned Curry doesn't have that second guy. And then the other thing is look at all the teams that have won recently. The Lakers back in 2020 did it with size. The the Bucks did it with size. Now, Golden State didn't in 2022. But last year, Nuggets did it with size. Why is Orlando winning right now? Well, they're doing it with size like you got to be big. And they just lack size. I mean, it's it's Kavon Looney and what Dario Saric. That's not going to cut it once you get into the postseason in a league that's gotten bigger and bigger every year in 2022. The more I look back at it, it just was it was fluke. There was a whole bunch of things going on that that runway for them and Wiggins was playing way bigger than his size and was rebounding in a real way. And they were able to patch together and Curry was so great. And they were able to grab the title. But I don't think that 2022 team in this current season playing a team like Minnesota, like these teams, their size everywhere. And if you don't have it, I've been saying this for the last few weeks. It's the thing that jumps out to me over and over again. If you don't have size and length. I watched with the Clippers yesterday. They got beat by Reggie Jackson and DeAndre and DeAndre Jordan. But the Clippers just seem small, you know, even like trading the Covington and and Batum, who aren't like, you know, deal breakers. They're ninth men. But at least they were two long guys that had some size. Now you watch them and they just seem small everywhere. And I don't think that's to me, the Clippers are D.O.A. I don't see any recipe for them to be a Final Four team with that, with how they can't guard point guards. They can't they can't guard anyone like Jokic and beat anybody like that. So what are they? Bill, if you can't beat the Denver Nuggets on your home floor without Jokic, Aaron Gordon and Jamal Murray, who are their three best players. And let's be honest, I think Michael Porter Jr. went three at 13 and that's terrible. So he was horrible. So you really lost to them on your home floor without their four best players. So if you lost to them on your home floor in one game without their four best players, how the hell are you supposed to beat the Denver Nuggets in a seven game playoff series where you actually have to go travel and play in Denver where they're impossible to beat? They have no chance. You know, L.A.'s L.A.'s hopes are over. Meanwhile, they don't have their own pick till 2030. So it might be the biggest mess in the sport. Well, you see there's seven and nine. Three of the wins are against the Spurs and one's against Portland. And they're they're three and nine against everybody else. And this is a team that's had Paul George and Kawhi the whole year. They haven't there's been no injury stuff with them yet. They've played. They've gotten 16 full games out of both of those guys. And their seven and nine, their schedule hasn't even gotten hard yet. I think that trade that I, you know, I went all in on how dumb I thought that trade was. And it's actually might even be a little bit worse because Russell will be the fall guy. They'll get rid of him over the next two weeks. But yeah, we got to hit our chemistry right. And it'll keep making excuses. Eventually, the acts will fall on Ty Lue or Lawrence Frank, and they'll keep blaming people. But the reality is something you and I always talk about on our shows. Like once you're letting the players make transactions for you, you're screwed. When has that ever worked? It certainly didn't work with LeBron when he when he forced the Lakers trade Westbrook that time. Why are you listening to your players? This is not a recipe for success. If the Celtics listen to Tatum, you know, who loves Bradley Beal, they'd have Bradley Beal instead of Porzingis and Drew Holliday, right? That's how they would have used that giant cap figure. But guess what? Tatum respects the organization. He wasn't going to push for it. And they were smart enough to be like, dude, let us handle this. But he wanted Bradley Beal for two years. Would Bradley Beal be good on the Celtics team? No, you can't listen to your players. No, they might have given Harry Giles 100 million dollars to listen to Tatum, right? But yeah, I mean, look at the other L.A. team. It's like they go out and they get Russell Westbrook, even though they could have made smaller moves. Then they move away from Russell Westbrook and they go on a run last year just because they got players that actually fit a role. And you have to have different guys that fit a role. Like no matter what the field is, I mean, it could be broadcasting if you're teaming up like like I work with Eddie, right? If I worked with another guy that was just like me, the show wouldn't be as good, even if the guy is really talented. Like you got to have guys that like set picks. You got to have guys that die better. Stop it. Yeah. Well, I mean, I didn't mean to. It's a little bit later on the East Coast. That's probably the reason. I know you're groggy. I'm delirious. But you got to have guys that fill different roles. And they got four guys that need the ball. It's not like like you could have four great players and it'll work together if like they're they're guys that like John Havelcheck, Lea Thompson, Steph Curry, Jokic, like guys that don't need the basketball, guys that touch it, Haliburton, Haliburton. These but these guys and everybody needs the ball in Los Angeles. Plus, they have no size. So it was a disaster. But the thing is, we would have we we said that when they made the trade. So what are you going to do? They all four of these guys succeed when they have the ball. And now you have them all together. What do you think is going to happen? Yeah. So I can't be a complete hypocrite now. I didn't think it would work. But I also said I didn't mind them going in and making the hard and move just because I didn't think they could win the championship before. So like, why not just do this? And you were already all in. Who cares about two extra picks when you're going to be a disaster anyway? If these guys end up leaving. So I did say to do it only because I didn't think they were good enough before. And now they're certainly not good enough either. So they lost a couple extra. So you're going to take the loss on that one. We're going to take a break. And I want to play a little game called sports radio arguments.
A highlight from An NBA Power Poll, Plus Malcolm Gladwell Plays Sports Czar
"Coming up, an NBA Power Poll, Malcolm Gladwell. This podcast is an A plus. Next. This episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast is presented by Airbnb. Maybe you're traveling to see friends and family for the holidays. When you're away, your home could be an Airbnb. Whether you could use a little extra money to cover some bills or for something a little more fun, your home or spare room might be worth more than you think. Find out how much at Airbnb .com slash host. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time and participate in McDonald's. So make sure to try them while you can. Tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network. If you missed it, we started, wait, that movie made how much money? Month last night on the rewatchables. We did Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, me, Chris Ryan, Van Lathan, it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Van looked at Chris at one point and he said, everything I do, I do it all for you. Oh no, that was Bryan Adams, but we had a great time. Coming up on this podcast, I'm gonna do an NBA Power Poll at the top because there's no games as I'm taping this on Tuesday. So let's, where are we after two weeks? I tried to fly through this. I limited myself to 22 minutes. I think I went two minutes over, but I flew through it, tried to get off as many comments as I possibly could. And then our old friend Malcolm Gladwell is gonna come on and do some sports hour stuff. There's some things that he's noticed about direction sports are going in that he doesn't like, and we're gonna try to fix it. So that's the podcast, first, our friends from Pearl Jam. Here we go. All right, I'm gonna throw an NBA Power Poll at you. I'm not sure I'm gonna do this every Tuesday, but I definitely wanna do this some Tuesdays. I'm gonna go through all 30 teams as fast as possible. And I'm gonna throw things out that I feel like are important when necessary. Pot shots, important comments, things I've noticed, some fake trades, you've known me for a while. It's gonna be all the typical stuff. Going backwards from 30 to one, I'll give you the groups as we go. The first group is called the Dregs. That's Washington number 30. They are 30th in defense. And the only reason they're 30th in defense is because we only have 30 teams. I actually think there's some way they could have been 36th in defense. They're the only team in the entire league that I do not wanna watch on league pass for any reason at all. They're one and five, 15 .6 point differential against them. Shoot this team into the sun. I cannot believe House thought this team was gonna go over 24 wins. They might not go over 14 wins. They're awful. I never want them on my TV. Next group, probably the lottery. I say probably, but I'm gonna zip through these teams and then go back to somebody. 29 Utah, 28 Portland, 27 Detroit, 26 San Antonio, 25 Charlotte, who is way more fun than I expected they would be to watch, and 24 Chicago. It just feels like the lottery's in the future for all these teams. I wanna talk about San Antonio really quick. Three and four, kind of a sneaky, tough schedule. They played Phoenix twice, the Clippers, Dallas, that goofy Indiana team, Houston, and Toronto. They're minus 8 .6 point differential because they've gotten blown out a couple of times, and they're 29th on defense, which I was surprised by per 100 possessions. The thing that I wanted to point out here, because this one Benyama thing is super important. This is the best teenager that's come into the league, at least since LeBron. We can debate. LeBron, I think in year two, for two months at least, was a teenager when he was putting up 27, seven, and seven. When he started his 27, seven, seven cycle. Wembe might be the best teenager I've ever seen. They're starting Jeremy Sohan at point guard, and Pop's been transparent about this. No, no, we know we're gonna take some lumps. We're trying to figure this out. I went to the game when they played the Clippers, I talked about it in a previous pod, and it was just an absolute debacle, watching poor Sohan try to run the offense, bring the ball up. Now we're seeing teams starting to pressure them because he's not a point guard. He's a small forward. There's crazy stats now. Trey Jones, just by being on this team and not being Jeremy Sohan, is now one of the best advanced metrics point guards of all time. Right now, his per 100 on -off is plus 28 .3 because Sohan is minus 22 .7. That's how disparate the two things are. Which brings me to my point, this is too important. You have the best teenager maybe ever. You have one of the best league pass players already in the entire league in Wimby. I have no idea how long he's gonna stay healthy, knock on wood, hear me knock really loud. I just got my dog going. No, that was me, dumb ass. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is on Indiana, and they have Halliburton, who's averaging a 24 -12. He's awesome. They have Nembhard, who's great as a backup. McConnell's like, he's 13 minutes a game. He's clearly a trade piece for them. Just go get him. I'm not saying San Antonio has to make the playoffs, but they need to be entertaining, and Wimby needs to play with point guards. He clearly needs just to play off people, high screens, all that stuff. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is my choice. They have all their own firsts. They're not gonna trade those obviously, but they have some goofy picks. They have Charlotte's top 14 protected first. They have a pretty good Chicago first that I wouldn't give up. They have a first swap with Boston. There's ways to do this. I would just put that Charlotte pick next year on the table and just grab them because you guys hit the lottery. Literally, with Wimby -Dyama, literally hit the lottery. You hit the lottery and you hit the lottery. Get to do two point guards. We're not asking for much here. I wanna watch this guy. I wanna enjoy him play basketball. All right, next section is panic time. Number 23, Memphis. They're one and six. They finally got out to Schneider. And number 22, Sacramento, who lost twice to Houston in three days by 18 and 25. No Darren Fox for either game. Panic time in this respect. I know we're six games in the season, seven games in the season, but the West is one of those things where you're gonna look up and the car is left. The car has left the driveway and your family is gone. You're gonna be basically Kevin and home alone if you don't get your shit together. And I don't even wanna be two games under 500 in the West. That's how deep and good the West is. So when you're one and six, like all of a sudden two and 12, two and 13, Sacramento could all of a sudden be three and nine. I would just be nervous constantly. This is not like last year when the Lakers started out two and 10 and ended up making the playoffs. Nobody is doing that this year. The cutoff line is gonna be 46 wins. Memphis looks, they just can't score. And I think it's gonna be really, we talked about this verno last week. It's gonna be really hard for them to crawl back and be at least like 11 and 14, something like that by the time Ja comes back. The Sacramento thing, we predicted this when we did the over -under preview, like the conference is way better and they stayed basically the same. And now Fox is hurt. So it can take Fox going out for 10 games and all of a sudden you're not even in the playing game. I would just be nervous, so it's both of those teams. Again, it's early. Next group, friskier than we hoped. We have number 21, Brooklyn. Ben Simmons averaging almost 11 rebounds and seven assists a game. And yet you can't play him at crunch time, bizarre. Number 20, Orlando. Number 19, Houston. Number 18, Indiana. And number 17, Toronto. Just quickly on Houston, a delightful league pass team. I had no idea. It's like being at a buffet dinner and somebody brings like some, have you ever had a fried oyster? It's like, great, I'll try that. And then it's delicious. They play hard. I like watching them. And I did not expect a Shungun to be a potential all -star, but that's where we are. They're three and three. Again, they beat Sacramento twice, we'll see. But Orlando at number 20. Every time I do this, I'm gonna have a BS all -star of the week. I used to do this when I wrote my column back in the day. I used to call them the Bill Simmons all -stars, just people that I just liked for whatever reason. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't really know fully what he is. He tries harder than everybody on every other team. He really gives a shit. He feels additive in all these different ways. And yet at the same time, he'll absolutely like airball a three in one of the biggest moments of the game. But that guy cares. I watched a game where he got this hustle rebound. Can't remember who they, they lost at the buzzer. Get this hustle rebound and dribble back out and took a three and missed it and put his jersey over his head for like the next minute and a half. I actually think he might've been crying. He was so upset they lost. He is the most competitive random guy in the league. I love Jalen Suggs. Oh, as Saruti said, it's the Laker game. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't know what he is. He might just end up being like a seventh man on a championship team at some point. He's gonna have a moment on a good team. I don't know if Orlando's gonna be the team, but it's gonna happen for that dude. I also really like Anthony Black more than I thought, but we'll see. It's early for this team. Palo hasn't gotten going. Somehow they're four and three. We'll see when the schedule gets harder. Toronto at number 17, just the Lakers miss Schroeder. And I like what Schroeder's doing in Toronto. They're three and four, but they easily could be five and two. I've been watching them because I have their over under, I bet on. And I like where Toronto's at. I think they're better than they were last year. I think they're at least a playing team. Number 18, Indiana though. So their second in offensive rating and 25th in defense. In the 25th, I was actually surprised it wasn't worse. They can't guard anybody. They're shooting 43s a game. Their top six guys are all over 40 % three point shooting. They're kind of like the 80s Nuggets, but with threes. And they just play with a certain pace. And some days it's going to be bad. Like the Celtics put 155 points on them and it probably could have been 160 if they'd made some shots. Hal Burton's special. He's a 24 -12 this year. But the crazy thing about their offense is that Matherin's been terrible. And Matherin was a guy that they were like, this is going to be our guy. He's making a leap. We're going to trade Buddy Heald. We got to give the card keys to Matherin in that spot. And he's been bad. And their offense has still been pretty good. This is a team that anytime you see them, I don't know if you bet basketball, but if they're like plus 11, plus 12, it's like they could beat anybody any night. I'm just telling you. I'm not saying they're going to win a round in the playoffs, but just night to night, that's a team that they could just go 22 for 45 from three, make some shots. And Hal Burton, they actually should be five and two. Hal Burton blew the last possession against Charlotte the other night. But I've enjoyed watching them. I've watched an insane amount of basketball, by the way. All right, next group, the wildcards. I don't have a lot to say about these teams, but we'll go in order. Number 16, New Orleans, just seem jinxed. I'll come back to them in a second. Number 15, Cleveland. I want to see them with Garland and just, I want to watch them for a couple of weeks. I like the Struce edition, but we'll see. The Knicks, they're three and four. Nice win against the Clippers. The Randall thing continues to be nuts. Now he's taking out guys in the other team. Clippers 13, just traded for Harden. We talked about the Knicks and Clippers last week. Look, the Clippers, they played one game and they got killed by the Knicks. They're worse. I told you that last week. Still feel that way. Guess what they can't do now? Any transition stuff. The Knicks, 26 to six in fast break points last night. Rebounding. They got out, rebounded by 17 by the Knicks. Harden just brings so many things that you don't want in a starting five, but then he brings the great passing and the scoring and he can have the ball all the time. They don't need anyone to have the ball all the time because they have all these other guys who need the ball. I just don't like the trade. I continue to not like it and I don't understand it. I actually liked the team they had before they made the trade. So congrats again, Clippers. Number 12, Miami. 28th offensively. Kind of feels worse when you watch them. They haven't had their full team for a couple weeks. I'm not gonna judge them at all until December. I'm not gonna judge Dallas either. Dallas I have at number 11. They're six and one, fourth in offense. They've had a really easy schedule. So that's why, let's see what happens. Their one loss is to Denver. Let's see what happens when they play some tough teams all in a row and have one of those four games in six nights or three on the road. One of those situations. But they are in better shape than they were last year. And you look at the Grant Williams piece, which I'm not spiteful when I watch my old players. I'm rooting for Grant Williams. It's like seeing somebody you dated that you still have a good relationship with. It was nice to see him do well for them. Derek Lively seems like they have something. We talked about him last week, but he's at least like a rim runner in that kind of Nick Claxton world, but maybe a little more violent alley -oop or a little young Clint Cappelli. The Kyrie thing is the piece that I'm really interested in this. He finally had a good game last night, but for this season, 24 % shooting, 3 .8 free throws a game, which are always the two numbers to look at with Kyrie. What's he shooting threes? Is he getting in the line? And so far it's been neither, but he seems happy. When you watch them, they've been a surprisingly pleasant watch, and he seems like in a good spot. So I don't want to jinx it because as annoying as he's been over the years, and you know my stance on Kyrie, I just don't trust him. And I just feel like a seven -year track record of imploding kind of has to start to mean something after a while, but it is fun to watch him play basketball. And it does feel like he's got a specific spot on this team. They don't have to rely on him too much. It's very similar to where he was in 15 and 16 and 17 with the Cavs where he could kind of float in and out like a cat with LeBron. It's like, I'm feeling it. Oh, all right, let's give Kyrie the ball. The shooting going down though, it's a small sample size, but they also haven't been playing tough teams yet. And I'm just monitoring that because with guards, it can kind of sometimes go sideways pretty fast, and you don't realize it happened until after it happened. Just quickly going backwards to number 16, New Orleans, because they lost Ingram, they lost McCollum already. And they have this Hawkins who they drafted that everybody liked coming out of the draft, but the fact that he can play right away has actually kind of saved them a little bit. I just, I still feel like we need to do some sort of ceremony or something with them. Like we need the people from the Conjuring to just do something with New Orleans basketball. It just shouldn't be this bad every year. Your team shouldn't have two, three major injuries every year. You should have good luck at some point. And this goes back to the seventies. Remember, when they moved, when they became the New Orleans Jazz, their first major, major giant trade was for Gail Goodrich with the Lakers. They had to give up two first rounders, and he immediately blew out his Achilles. He played, I'm gonna say, less than a season. And one of the picks turned out to be Magic Johnson. So that's where we started with New Orleans, and it's been awful ever since. Nothing good has happened in this team other than they've won a couple of lotteries, but even the lotteries they won, the Davis, Anthony when they were in Charlotte before they got to New Orleans, they bring him to New Orleans and he wants to leave. And then they win the Zion thing, which seemed like the luckiest thing that ever happened to them. And meanwhile, we're still waiting for him to play two straight months. So Conjuring people, something. We need something to happen with that team. All right, the top 10. We're at a good pace right now. Where are we at? Yeah, feeling good. This is working. Young and hungry is the next thing. We got Oklahoma City at number 10 and Atlanta at number nine. If you remember, Atlanta was one of the, these are the two teams I was going nuts for before the season for their over -unders. I love the Atlanta over -under. I love the New Orleans over. And I like what I've seen from both. OK sees four and three, Atlanta's four and three. Atlanta's sixth in offense. And that's notable because Trae Young has sucked again shooting west. He's 28 % from three. Last year's 33 % from three. This might not be happening the next Steph Curry thing. Like what age does he have to hit where we have to go? All right, he's not the next Steph Curry. Because I think I hit that age last year at age, when I was age 53. I think I hit that for Trae. They killed Minnesota, which is notable. We'll talk about Minnesota in a second. But they really, I watched that game and they really, really, really handled them. I like this Atlanta team. And I think there's a path for them to be a three or a four seed if Trae can get going. And then OKC, trade for a big already. You're a guy short, like stop. You guys have a chance to be like a 50 win team. What are you doing? I want to see what's going on with Josh Getty in about two weeks. Whether it looks different than it has for the first couple of weeks here. I don't like, he's not going in the free throw line at all. 1 .3 a game. 26 % three point shooting, which we knew. He can't shoot threes. But there's also like the Chet piece of it. Seems like it's throwing them off. And I've watched games where they've taken them out at crunch time.
Fresh update on "memphis" discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Who wants those guys right now? They haven't played. Who wants those guys? Don't let me uncork my favorite Miami Heat fake trade on you right now. No, no, we don't. Neither of us want that. We're pausing Miami Heat talk this week. But to your point, like I'm genuinely stumped on what they should do, because I'm with you. I don't think Troy has done a terrible job. But at some point, you have to imagine like someone's going to have to take accountability for what's going on here. Right. And it can't be Monty. I'm not going to like advocate for Troy losing his job. But I there they don't have really great options unless you want to go. It's one of two. If you if you are going to make any kind of change, one of two. It's the general managers, the head coach, as simple as that. Like you don't. You're right. I like Troy a lot. I've known Troy for a long time. And I do think he has a pretty good eye for talent. It's proven that over the years, especially in Oklahoma City, where he was an instrumental part of what they did there for a number of years. But and players really respect him, too. They do. But but and look, I mentioned there was a bad draft a couple of years ago. But if you redrafted the 2021 draft, where would you take Cade Cunningham? Like you wouldn't take him over Evan Modley. You wouldn't take him over Scotty Barnes. Do you take him over Jalen Green? Maybe they're both kind of two, you know, one dimensional ish sort of players. I would take Franz Wagner over Cade Cunningham right now. You know, Josh Giddy's got some stuff going on off the court. He's going to deal with. But as a player, he's I'd probably take him over Cade Cunningham right now. I mean, there's there's probably four or five, maybe six guys. Alperin Sengun definitely would take Cade Cunningham right now. I think Alperin Sengun is legit. There's five, six guys you would take over Cade. And that when you're drafted number one, you can't miss. Like you have got to get the guy everybody wanted. You can miss on like 16 that that's acceptable. But you can't miss on number one. And right now, even though Cade's a good player, he's not a great player. And that looks like a miss. It does. I mean, at this point, their best bet is just like not salvage the season. The thing is, they're saying next year, I mean, that's the season. It's like 17 games in my mind, like my point being like at this one, they're probably again, best bet is the whole team to the G League. Now they're playing for the lottery. Next year's draft is also not supposed to be that great. It's brutal, man. It's brutal. I would be genuinely blown away if their ownership was willing to move on from Monty Williams. But you just can't like you're not going to walk away from that type of investment. Look, so do you think that are the teams that are bad? What do you think's the move? I don't know. I think you got to you give it a little more time. As bad as it is, you probably wait till midseason at the earliest. But if you get to the end of the season and you're at like 17 to 22 wins, I don't know how that front office stays intact. I don't. I don't know how you you keep going down the same path that has led to zero success. Look at the bottom of let's just say my power rankings there. You've got Washington, which is like trying to be bad, like the Wizards gutted their team, traded all the veterans. Like I wouldn't be surprised they trade Kyle Kuzma at some point. Kuzma's having a pretty good season, career best with three point range. You know, you've got them. They're trying to be bad. San Antonio doesn't care, right? Like they're they're looking for another high draft pick as well, trying to figure out who plays best opposite Victor Webb and Yamba. Memphis is just Memphis because they don't have their guys. That's a problem. Detroit should not be in this position. Detroit should not be this bad. They should be like somewhere competing for a play in spot like they should be competing for 10, not circling the drain in the Eastern Conference basement. That's and if they continue to do that, I don't know how you stay on this path. Going into the lottery for a fifth straight year with this same type of organizational structure intact. Tis the season of making the perfect wish list and the perfect playlist. Level up your listening and gift more than just a headphone this holiday with Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds and headphones. Breakthrough Bose Immersive Audio uses rich, spatialized sound to bring your fave holiday classics to life. World class noise cancellation straps you in for a not so typical silent night and custom tuned technology analyzes your ear shape. Adapting the audio performance. So each whistle note hits higher and each sleigh bell rings even brighter than the last. 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A highlight from Executive Director of The Bush Tennis Center Tim Stallard Talks Bringing The Pros The Texas
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we are here with all things tennis. Mr. Tim Stoller, Tim is the general manager and director of the Bush tennis center down in San Antonio, Texas. And they are hosting a really cool tennis event this weekend. It is the, Tim, go ahead, give us the name. Yes, the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, and it's at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. However, the Bush tennis center is way out in West Texas, about 300 miles away in Midland, Texas. So that's kind of an interesting dynamic of this event. Yeah, we want to hear a lot about that because I'll be honest with you. You know, I built 27 tennis courts in the city and the Bush tennis center has the exact same mission as I do, and I'd never heard of it. So we want to dig into that. But first, let's dig into your background. You have put on more than 50, you know, ATP, USDA, Pro Circuit events, assistant coach at University of Texas, spent time on the court with Andy Roddick. Tell me about your pedigree, where you come from, how you got in the game, and how you were able to travel through so many different levers of the sport. Well, I actually, it started in Rockford, Illinois, way up north, and started playing tennis and just, it was one of those things after my parents got divorced a couple of times. I love baseball, but trying out for baseball teams was more problematic than just entering tennis tournaments. So I kind of fell into tennis through that and loved the sport. And you know, like you said, went on to coach at University of Texas and started, you know, just had some great players. And that's really how I got into starting to run events is I was trying to get wildcards and help out players that I was coaching. And way back in the day, I had two really great players in Texas. One was Julie Scott, who is an All -American at Stanford. And, you know, I couldn't get wildcards. And the other one was Elizabeth Schmidt, who played at UCLA and went on, now she's a head coach at Rice. And very deserving kids. And the USDA said, you know, if you start running tournaments, you get the wildcards. So at one point, I had 13 challengers across the U .S. And some of those challengers, like Champaign -Urbana, are still moving along. So it was an interesting process. So we've held calendars the last two years. And it is a tough business model. To have 13 of them, you know, they struggle to make money. They break even at best. To have 13 of them, you must have had a model that worked because no one would ask for it 13 times if you don't. So tell us about your experience with challengers because we see challengers in the U .S., you know, come on and off the calendar, right? And it hurts our U .S. players from, like you said, creating that vertical for where they're in, you know, the collegiate pathway, they want to try to hand it to Pro Tour, they can't get a wildcard, not enough events to spread the wildcards out. How did you make the challenger model work? Yeah, you know, I was able to get national sponsors. I mean, it covered everything. So I had great sponsors, AOL, Porsche Cars North America, Bear Stearns, HealthSouth. So I just went out. I had a great mentor, a big advertising company, GSD &M. The founders of that really kind of showed me how to put media value behind packages. And I found a kind of a good formula. So you know, I would have literally just, you know, Porsche would say, we need these markets and I would jump on a plane and go to Miami and find facilities. But it was a nice problem because I had all the financials together. You look at the challenger that was in Dallas for years, that was over 20 years that they had it at TbarM. So lots of great challenges throughout the years. Now when you would sell those packages, would the sponsor take all 13? Or like the major sponsors take all 13, then you add on locals? Or was it, you know, and the people would pick off whichever ones they wanted in the markets? Yeah, for the most part, you know, we'd have our major sponsors would take all the markets and then we'd sell kind of patron, local, because you always want the local community involved. So we'd have local patron packages. And we really did our best to make it a fun event, you know, pro -ams and music and access to the players. And, you know, for me, a big part of it was telling the story of the challengers. I mean, I love challengers because you have the veterans that are hanging on that come to get the points. You got the top juniors in the world and they clash at the challenger level. And you know, I'll never forget, I was in a drive -through at McDonals in Austin, Texas, and I got a call from Andre Agassi's brother asking for a wild card into Burbank. And at that time, I'd already, I'd committed, I had a player, Brandon Coop and Robert Abendroth, I committed my two wild cards, so I couldn't give him a wild card, but I was hoping the USTA would. And you know the story, I mean, he got a wild card, he played against Sarga Sargisian in the finals. They called it the Battle of Armenia. And it was a great tournament and it was great to see him come back a year later. He was already back to number four in the world. So it was really just an inspiration to see Andre. Yeah, so, you know, I think that one of the things we us to underestimate is like really the job of these challengers, right, especially in the US soil, is to help promote the next generation of player, right? So I always like to hear a famous story. So our challengers, our wild cards went to Ben Shelton last summer. That's awesome, man. I always hit the semis, obviously got to perform, got a wild card into, got to upgrade a wild card, got originally got a wild card in the Qualities of Cincy because he was in Chicago so long, upgraded to the main draw. And this year, Alex Mickelson wins our event, goes on and plays Newport, right, gets the final to Newport, loses to Manarino, I think. So tell me about another famous wild card story where you see, you gave a wild card to someone that has some potential. And then other than the story you told us where you're like, you know, we had a hand in that person's career. Well, a couple of them, one in Rockford, Illinois, back to Rockford, Illinois, I had a challenger there in February following the Midland, Michigan challenger that's still going. And I got a call from one of my idols, Nick Boletary, and said, I've got this girl, she's number one in the world. And she's not going to make the cut for the challenger. And we think she has a lot of potential. It was Anna Kournikova. So I gave her a wild card and she won it. And you know, I believe, you know, five months later, she was in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. And what's cool about Anna is Anna came back and we've done a lot of charity events. And following, we did an event in Beaumont with Pete Sampras. And she flew after that over to Horseshoe Bay to do a free clinic with my wife and kids. And it was the first kids courts, it was the Andy Roddick kids courts out at Horseshoe Bay. But she flew over, you know, did it absolutely for free to give back to the kids. And she's amazing. But it's really funny that, you know, that started when she was 13 years old in frigid Rockford, Illinois, in February. So you mentioned your wife and kids, do your daughters play at all? They did. They're older now. They're once graduated from A &M. She's an architect and my other daughter is about to start her master's in communications at A &M. Now, did you tie your hand at coaching them? You know, obviously, I'm trying to coach my kids. And I'm trying not to let what happens on the tennis court blend into the car ride home or blend into the dinner table. But sometimes that's really hard. Did you try your hand at coaching them? And how did that go? Yeah, I did. My wife was really their primary coach. And my wife was a great player, all American at Texas, coached at Texas. She's number one in the Southerns, finalist at the Easter Bowl, just a great player. And we are very different coaching styles. My wife is very, you know, very, very fired up with the girls. I was a lot more laid back. And you know, when I go to their matches, I'd have the newspaper, my Starbucks, and they go, Dad, you're not even watching my match. Of course, I'm watching every point. But when they look at me, I've got my newspaper up and my coffee is kind of downplaying it. But they were great, you know, we're really proud of our daughters. And we officially became grandparents about a little over a year ago. But, you know, tennis was just a great experience for their life. And it, you know, for me, it changed my life. You know, growing up in Rockford, Illinois, my dad was an automaker, tool and die maker, neither one of my parents even know how to keep score in tennis. And like I said, after a couple of divorces, I had a wonderful coach, Pat Wicks, that gave me a lot of free lessons and I just worked my butt off and it opened doors. And, you know, that's what we're really inspired to do with the Bush AIDS Outreach Program is create that opportunity. And I mean, we have 100%, any kid that comes, we provide full scholarships, partial scholarships, we turn down no one. That's our mission. So we're real proud of that and we've helped a lot of kids and we're expanding that throughout the state of Texas and then happy to really help, you know, great foundations like the Ryan Brothers Foundation, John Isner. My wife and I, we went out and helped Sloan. Sloan had over 300 kids bust in from Compton at USC. My wife and I went out and helped with clinics out there to help Sloan, but she does amazing work year -round. So there's a lot of great stories and a lot of great things that, you know, people see these great players on the court, but I'm really inspired for a lot of things they're doing off the court. So tell me about the Bush Tennis Center. I would say I didn't even know it existed. I didn't know that the Bushes were big tennis people. I knew the Koch Brothers were big tennis people down there in Texas, but didn't know the Bush Tennis Center existed. So tell me about how the Bush Tennis Center came along and how you ended up taking the job. Oh, it's, in 2015, I had John Isner, Sam Querrey, and the Bryans, and we did a four -day run where we did Atlanta, Nashville, Midland, and then Camarillo, California to do something for the Bryan Brothers for their foundation. So those four guys, 2015, went through just to do a one -day event and just started talking to the people that founded the Bush Tennis Center and they were having some challenges with the business model, asked me to, hired me as a consultant initially. And I just said, you know, here's all the things that need to be done. And they're like, well, we want to hire you. I'm like, well, I don't live here. I live in Austin. My wife's director of tennis at Horseshoe Bay Resort. My company's in Austin. They're like, well, we don't care if you live here, just come and check into the Double Tree Hilton downtown Midland and come and figure this thing out. And you know, it was really neat because at that point I was working, I was trying to build a similar facility next to Dell Diamond with Reed and Reece Ryan, Nolan Ryan's kids. They owned the Minor League Ballpark there and we were kind of going down that road to maybe buy the ATP event in Memphis, build a facility like this. And you know, we're going down that road, but there was a lot of politics and just dealing with governments and stuff. I go out to West Texas and they're like, you know, here's the keys to the place. How much money do you need? Let's get it going. I mean, it's just an amazing opportunity. And we're on 35 acres. We've already on the far west side, we just opened a $4 million park designed for special needs children. So we've got zip lines. Everything is set up where kids can play just despite, you know, physical challenges. They can play side by side with all kids. We have a $4 million park. We just broke ground on a new 90 ,000 square foot athletic center, which will have five indoor basketball courts, 15 volleyball courts, a 75 yard turf indoor field. And then Lance Hooton, who I actually met through Andy Roddick, who's traveled with Andy. It's going to be a sports performance training center. And Lance Hooton's coming in and using his expertise to develop that as well. So, you know, it's a big campus and it's all set up as a nonprofit. It's a legacy for the Bush presidents. And you know, I feel like to some degree I get to be Santa Claus because I get to really help a lot of kids. And that's super important to me. And we've got a staff that is just amazing, that just cares so much about helping kids and really developing a great event, a great product. Now you're also building indoor tennis courts. And what people don't know is like in these southern markets, right, places where you just say California, Texas, Atlanta, Florida, even, he's like, why do you need indoor courts in those markets? Sometimes it is so hot, right, that you just need the, you need the roof for the shade, right? Or sometimes like in Florida, it'll rain all day, right? And you need the roof for the rain. So tell us why you would need indoor courts in West Texas. Well, a lot of times it's just too windy. I mean, we're just out in the middle of nowhere. It's flat as can be. And, you know, as they say, there's not a lot out there, but there's a lot under there. I mean, we're on the biggest reserve of oil on planet Earth, the Permian Basin and the Delaware Basin, you know, come right out of right out of Midland, West Texas. And but it's flat, high winds. So we lose a lot of days where, you know, the wind gets up above 25 miles an hour. It's not playable. Dust is blowing. And then, you know, we have one hundred and one hundred and ten hundred and fifteen degree days in the summer, and then it drops to twenty five degrees. That's just all over the map. So indoor courts will definitely help us. We're looking at doing eight indoor hard and four indoor clay, and there's no way to do outdoor clay. It would just blow away. So it would be so dry and you'd be you know, every year we bring in twelve tons of clay to sort of re -top off our red hard shoe courts. I mean, I would only imagine how much money you spend on. Oh, yeah. It wouldn't last.
A highlight from The Clippers Are Dumb, Plus the NFL Trade Deadline, Sleeper Teams, and 'The Godfather' With Michael Lombardi
"Coming up, the Clippers trade for Harden. Lots of football talk and some Italian movies. Oh yeah, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. It's the best time of the year with football in full swing and basketball returning soon. FanDuel, the best place to bet on the action. The app is safe, secure, and easy to use. And when you win, you get paid instantly. Get exclusive offers every day. Jump into the action at any time during the game with quick bets and take home a fast W. Plus, check out the Explore page for the simplest way to start betting. Download the app today. Bet with America's number one sportsbook. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Visit TheRinger .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit TheRinger .com slash RG. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time at participating McDonald's, so make sure to try them. While you can, tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I put up a new rewatchables on Monday night. We did the Omen. We did the OG Omen. We did the 1976 one. One of the creepiest movies ever made with some of the scariest scenes that have ever been in any of these movies. Me and Chris Ryan broke all of it down for you. What else happened in The Ringer universe? Oh, The Ringerverse crew. Everybody got together for the first time and they did a live show in LA on Monday night and even dressed up for Halloween, a couple of them. It was great, great to see everybody all together. Check out the, all of our basketball stuff on Ringer NBA, Mismatch, Brazilos Pod, Ringer Gambling. Austin Rivers has his new podcast, Off Guard. And then obviously our football stuff, all our culture stuff as well. And we're gonna have a big announcement on this podcast on Thursday about an upcoming show you might not be expecting. Coming up in this pod, I'm gonna talk about the Clippers trading for James Harden at the top and why I thought it was a huge mistake. And then our old friend Mike Lombardi, we're gonna talk about the trade deadline in the NFL as well as what team that seemingly looks like their season's almost over might actually jump in the second half of the year. And then last but not least, we're gonna talk Italian movies and Italian TV shows because why not? This is a fun podcast. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["PURL JAM"] All right, I'm taping this on Tuesday before the Clippers game on Tuesday night. The Clippers traded for James Harden late night. They tried to do this as late as possible at night when the most possible people were asleep because they were embarrassed by this trade. And they should be because they're the Clippers. They haven't made the finals ever in the history of the franchise, dating back to Buffalo in 1970, talking five and a half decades of bad luck, terrible injuries, mismanagement. We had the Donald Sterling piece of it. We had load management. And in the last couple of years, they've had some of the worst playoff losses of the 21st century. And now they're trading for a guy who's quit on his last three teams. So they decided, you know what, we'll do this in the middle of the night on the East Coast at least. So we'll take the least amount of slack. They were bidding against nobody. There's 30 teams in the league. One of them had James Harden. 28 other teams were like, we're good. And the Clippers said, you know what, we need this guy. We'll still be not nearly as good as Denver, but if we do this, maybe we could lose in either round two or round three, maybe? I just feel like they don't have any draft picks left for the rest of the decade. So they basically traded three picks for James Harden. The worst one was a 2028 unprotected first. Why do this now? Why do this for a team with no other offers? Why bid against yourself? And why not just wait? If you know you're trading basically two and a half picks plus all these expirings they had, why not wait? The league, I don't know if you've watched it the first week, the league is more talented and more loaded than it's ever been, probably in 30 years. And there's a really, really, really good chance that a couple teams that thought they were gonna be good are not gonna be good. Like for instance, Memphis is 0 -4. Or is Memphis gonna go 25 and 57? Probably not. But there's gonna be a couple teams that are just way worse than they expected. And guess what happens after Thanksgiving and in December and in January? Those teams panic. Guys become available. Like what if Toronto is bad? What if they're like, you know what, Pascal Siakam, this just isn't working for us. What if Chicago, who's already had two team meetings, I think, in three games, what if they decide to put Zach Levine on the table? Like you just don't know. What you do know now is that there was only one team bidding for James Harden and the Clippers ended up with him anyway. The other thing, if you're giving up this much for one guy, I better know that I have a chance to actually win the title. And I just don't feel like they do. I went to the game Sunday night. Kawhi, he looks fine. He looks fine. Does he look like the Kawhi from the mid -2010s? No. Does he look like the guy from 2019 Toronto? He does not. He looks like an older playing himself back in the shape version of Kawhi. And if that's your best player, that's just not gonna be enough this year. The Celtics are too good. Denver is too good. Milwaukee has Giannis and Dame. Phoenix has a ton of scoring. Golden State's gonna be really good. They're still not in the mix. So that was my first issue. The second one, who are you getting? Who are you getting in this trade? Where you're getting I .S. Quinn on three teams. You're getting the most disappointing playoff star this century, literally this century. And there's no other person you can put in there. There's nobody who has even half of the qualifications from a playoff disappointment standpoint that this guy does. Zach Lowe came on the Book of Basketball podcast, I think in 2019, we did a James Harden podcast. And in that podcast, which was four years ago, called him the Karl Malone of guards. And I was immediately the most jealous I've ever been of a comparison. Since then, he had the 2020 bubble flame out. Then they had in 2022, the Miami series, which he sucked in. And then in 2023, the Celtic series, this guy, it's an all time resume. And the Clippers who are just playoff futility through and through for the entire franchise history were like, that's the guy. That's the guy that can take the lovable loser Clippers over the top, James Harden. He slows you down. He needs the ball all the time. The Clippers now have Paul George, who succeeds the most when he has the ball. Koulai Leonard, who has perennially succeeded the most when he has the ball. Russell Westbrook, who loves to either have the ball or crash the boards. And now Harden, who needs the ball. See four guys who need the ball. Then Norm Powell comes in, he needs the ball. Bones Holland comes in, he needs the ball. Are we playing with three balls now? No, we're gonna still play with one. James Harden can't guard anybody. That seems relevant. He hasn't played defense in four years.
A highlight from The Ja and Harden Situations, UFC 294, WWE vs. AEW, Guilty Pleasure TV Shows, and Million-Dollar Picks With Howard Beck, Ariel Helwani, and Amanda Dobbins
"Coming up NBA, million dollar picks, UFC, my guilty pleasure, terrible TV show, it's all next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. It's the best time of the year with football in full swing and basketball returning soon. FanDuel, the best place to bet on the action. The app is safe, secure, and easy to use. And when you win, you get paid instantly. Get exclusive offers every day. Jump into the action at any time during the game with quick bets and take home a fast W. Plus check out the explore page for the simplest way to start betting. Download the app today. Bet with America's number one sports book. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is brought to you by CarMax. Patriots promised me they'd win the Super Bowl. That'd be pretty legendary. When CarMax offers an unrivaled 30 day money back guarantee up to 1500 miles, well, that's legendary too. CarMax never wants you to settle on a car. They want you to love your next car. That's why every car from CarMax has upfront pricing and an unbeatable love it or return it. 30 day money back guarantee up to 1500 miles. Shop a nationwide inventory on your terms. That's car buying reimagined. Start now shopping to find a car you'll love at carmax .com. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I forgot to mention on Tuesday's pod, we put up a new rewatchables on Monday. We did So I Married an Axe Murderer, one of my favorite nineties comedies, and it was me and Sean Fennesey and Chris Ryan. We had a great time. I put up a lot of content this week because we had the three part NBA under podcast as well with Rossello and House. Did Sunday's pod, had this pod. Sorry for all the content. It's a lot of me, a lot of talking. I do have some Ringer news for you. Austin Rivers. Yeah. He is spinning off onto his own feed that is called Off Guard. It's Austin Rivers and Pasha. They've moved on Tuesdays and Fridays. They're going to be putting up podcasts. Make sure you follow it on Spotify. Also in that Ringer NBA show feed, the group chat podcast, which is excellent with Barrier and Woz and Mahoney, they're going to be going now basically Sunday, late morning, early afternoon -ish and then Wednesdays. So they're moving to twice a week. So that's our basketball news. Also, we had our first true crime pod, the first Ringer true crime pod we've ever done. Justin Sales, my guy, New Englander, still kept the accent. One of our finest. And he pitched us this really, really, really great seven part series about how he got scammed. That is what episode one is about. And it just keeps going. It keeps going, gets weirder, gets weirder. There's no way you're not going to like it if you like true crime. So check it out. It's called Wedding Scammer. It is the Ringer's first true crime podcast. I also went on Jimmy Trainor's podcast this week. So if you want to hear me talk about me, which I hate usually, but I did it on that podcast. I'm on there as well. Coming up on this podcast, Howard Beck from the Ringer talking about John Morant, James Harden, some other stealth storylines heading into opening night on Tuesday. And then Million Dollar Picks, feeling really good about the Million Dollar Picks this week. And then Arno Hwani, our guy, talking Knicks, talking Bills, talking the big UFC event this week, talking about the influencer boxing thing he did last week and some WWAW stuff. And then I thought I'd end the podcast there. No, no, because we launched a new segment that we're probably spinning off into another podcast. We talk about it during the segment, but Amanda Dobbins came on to talk about The Morning Show, which is the worst good show on TV. It's either the best bad show on TV or the worst good show on TV. Just make sure worst is somewhere in there. It is just inexplicable. It's unbelievable. I can't stop watching every episode. I hate myself for it. Amanda and I are gonna break down all the reasons why we just can't believe the show exists. That is the podcast. First, our friends from ProGip. Show"] ["The Morning All right, Howard Beck is here. He works for The Ringer. We love having him. We're gonna talk some NBA storylines. I did four hours of NBA preview content on with Monday Priscillo and House, and it already feels like seven things have happened since we did that. The biggest one was ESPN wrote a huge story about John Marrant. It's written by Baxter Holmes and who was the other one? Tim McMahon? Yeah, that they reported for a while. Tim McMahon. The timing of it was interesting, heading into the week of the season. I also thought Jaa's absence was being slept on a little bit, especially when we're talking about The Futures, where I think their over -under was like 44 and a half, 45 and a half, and I was like, Jaa's gone for 25 games? This feels like a big deal. Plus, what are we getting when he comes back? And you read that story, and it was mostly stuff that had been around or stuff that was out there. There was some unflattering stuff in there, but in general, I left that story going, hmm. Now the narrative is going to be this story was out there. There's a bigger spotlight on, but now it's actually a little bit better for Jaa in a way, because the attention, now you can kind of use that. Nobody believes in me that this is, I don't know. I was wondering, how do you think that story and the whole blow around it affects him and his comeback? Well, it's interesting. By the way, I'm only about 90 minutes into your five -hour marathon on the over -under. Yeah, maybe over the weekend. But I listen to pods while they wash dishes or while I'm on the treadmill. I'm gonna just have to, I need more dirty dishes and I need to get into better shape. And by the time the end of the week, I'll be through it. No, I mean, you were right to flag that, right? Ja Morant, not there on media day. So he still has not spoken to anybody in the media, to the public in general, since this 25 -game suspension was handed down by Adam Silver, that the story came out now. Look, I haven't talked to our friends at ESPN about reporting the process and everything else, but those things take time. I don't think anybody should read into it that it dropped now, it's relevant now. We're going into seasons opening up next week and one of their brightest young stars won't be there under really unique and troubling circumstances. Well, it seems like they also talk to every local business owner in Memphis because there was a bunch of them. So you could tell they worked on it for months and months. For sure. And by the way, neither of those guys is Memphis -based. I think like McMahon has responsibility for a lot of teams and Memphis might be one of his and Baxter is just kind of more like all -purpose investigative guy. So if you're not based there, so there's the first challenge. As I'm reading this as a reporter, my first thought is like, wow, either somebody pointed you in the right direction, like you need to go talk to this restaurant owner or this might've been strip club owner, this bar owner, whoever. Cause if not, you're just kind of making the rounds and trying to get a fee. Like you could do that. You could do a lot of just like the shoe leather reporting, but that's tough when you're not based there and you don't have that local network of people. They talked to obviously some really important voices there. People who knew not just the on -court version of this or what the internal politics of the Grizzlies are, but how he's being perceived in the community. And it also tracks Bill with a lot of the other incidents that have been reported on in the last six to eight months, right? It's not just issues with, obviously flashing guns is the big thing right now, but it's not even just issues with how he's conducting himself within the organization with teammates or coaches or team officials. Social media judgment. Social media judgment, but the attitude or the entitlement issues that seem to present themselves with these local business owners, who I think we're all speaking anonymously, tracks with a lot of the stuff that was like the shoe store incident, the mall incident and all these other things, right? There's a pattern here. And so I think the story is really valuable in that sense. It's giving us a more full picture that this is an ongoing issue on a variety of levels, even including just the way he carries himself around Memphis. The other thing that struck me, yeah. Well, there was one piece in there. I knew most of this stuff or I had heard secondhand, but I think the people like us, we just talk to a lot of people. So you get a general vibe of where things are going or what things are happening. The one thing that was in the story that I never really thought about, one of the anonymous owners was saying, and this guy was the biggest celebrity we've had since Elvis. And I read that and I did like a double take and I'm like, is that true? And I'm thinking about it. I'm like, yeah, that's probably true. Like who, it's not like any of the, they had Zebo, they had Pau Gasol, they had Derrick Rose when he was at the University of Memphis. But for the most part, I hadn't really thought of it that way. And then you think like this young, kick -ass, incredibly fun to watch star just drops in their lap as like the consolation prize in the Zion draft and then becomes what he becomes in a small city and just becomes the guy. And I guess I'd never really wrap my head around that. But when I read that, did you do a double take when you saw that? I did and I guess I chuckled a little bit because it's just such a like, whoa, wait, hold on. Well, cause we're old enough to remember when Elvis died, that was like the biggest thing that happened in 1977.
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"The US border patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization earned great pay with outstanding federal benefits and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives or more online at cbp .gov slash career slash USB P. Good morning, America. This is a special edition of the highly concentrated Q iTunes show. You get to today because over the course of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on our subscription only podcast, the grand old pod. I have been talking with Dwayne, my senior producer, and he has been talking with john Campbell, former congressman, former car dealer and automobile enthusiast extraordinaire about Secretary Granholm and NPR is excellent adventure that came out over the weekend, the fiasco of the EV drive from Charlotte to Memphis. And I want you to be able to hear this as to why, as a journalist that defends me as a government person, it offends me as a citizen, it offends me and why automobile enthusiasts are left scratching their head saying what did that prove? So this is a special behind the paywall that usually the the grand old pot is behind the paywall of the universe, which you ought to belong to anyway, because we do it every day. It's a lot of fun. And it's different and very, very different from radio, because radio has certain requirements, you got to make got to make your ad, you got to make your marks, you had a new sports weather. But the grand old pot lets me go wherever I want to go. Let's Dwayne go wherever he wants to go when he does it. And for the last three days, we've gone on Secretary Granholm and NPR is excellent adventure. So settle back and enjoy this special for out from behind the paywall edition of highly concentrated you which is really the grand old pod made public for the first time. Take it away.
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"The Cold Streets Of South Memphis...Black Youngsta's Lil Brother Shot & Killed At BP Gas Station
"Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, what's going on Memphis? Welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming on a Saturday. So tragedy has struck again in South Memphis today as many are mourning the loss of a local hip hop artist and the younger sibling of artist, Black Youngsta on the morning of August 18th at approximately 9 .30 AM. Now a distressing incident unfolded near a Valero BP gas station, close to the Southside Park area. After shots were fired from a vehicle, a young man identified as Temmanuel Benson was shot and taken to Region One Hospital where despite efforts to save his life, he died. Of course, this shooting leaves a profound effect on the South Memphis community as they are still dealing with the untimely death of iconic Memphis staple, Adolph Thornton Jr. known as rapper Young Dolph. Now Dolph died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck and torso when he was gunned down at the Memphis Bakery, at a Memphis Bakery. Many believe this recent shooting of Black Youngsta's younger brother is in retaliation for the Young Dolph shooting as Dolph fans post cryptic messages on IG like live long Young Dolph, long live flipper. So, you know, Young Dolph man is like a iconic, just a lot of people rock with Dolph in Memphis. I mean, South Memphis, that was his stomping grounds. He was shot at that bakery. People were saying, you know, so many people wanted revenge. There was like, yo, off with Gotti's head, off with Black Youngsta's. They believe that these young men had, you know, something to do with Dolph's, you know, killing. So this just, I just think there's gonna be, I'm just hoping and praying there's not gonna be any more bloodshed, any more casualties. I hope these young men get it together. I know anytime someone takes your brother's life, this was Black Youngsta's what? He's had three brothers that have been shot down and killed tragically, all gun violence. And that has to be hard. I mean, if that were me, I would be in a retaliatory mood. I would want some type of revenge. So I'm praying for the city of Memphis, man. This is very, very tragic news. Like I said, Black Youngsta's other brother, Ronnie B, similarly shot dead. Also his brother, Heavy Camp TD, was also a victim of gun violence back in 2019. He has had three brothers that have all pretty much lost their lives to gun violence. The streets of Memphis are cold. And I mean, I'm just praying for these guys. And I'm praying for Black Youngsta, man. Very comical guy. A lot of his music I like. I think he has a different type of personality, but he's also a great artist. I think he has bars. I mean, when it comes to his music, his delivery, I think Black Youngsta has to be probably one of my, you know, one of my favorite rappers out of Memphis. You know, I like some of Gotti's music as well. Moneybag Yo, that whole camp. So we are praying for Black Youngsta as he has lost another brother to gun violence in Memphis. You guys are locked in to Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host on a Saturday, Derrick Andre Flemming. Take care, guys.
Ja Morant is 'fine,' taking a social media break, police say after welfare check due to cryptic post
"Police in Tennessee conducted a welfare check Wednesday on suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and say he is fine after cryptic messages appeared on his Instagram account and were later deleted. The post from earlier Wednesday include pictures and messages of love for his family members, including his mother and father, a fourth message simply read by. Shelby county sheriff's office spokesman John Morrison told The Associated Press in a phone call that deputies checked on morant at his home Wednesday morning. Morant told them he is taking a break from social media. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
Ja Morant in limbo again as he awaits review of latest gun video on social media
"Grizzly star John morant says he takes accountability for the latest video in which he is apparently seen holding a firearm. His statement came shortly after NBA commissioner Adam silver expressed disappointment that the Memphis guard is under investigation by the league again. Silver met with morant after a similar incident in March and suspended him for a games. Silver said he was quote shocked. When he saw the video during a televised interview with ESPN before Tuesday's draft lottery in Chicago. I'm get cool ball.
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 2:53 p.m. EDT
"John morant was suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday after he appeared to be holding a gun in another social media video streamed live on Instagram the first led to an 8 game NBA suspension that was handed down in March. It's unclear what sanctions may face for the second video, which was captured Saturday night and widely shared online.
Census Bureau rejects many big-city challenges that claimed the 2020 headcount missed their people
"Some of America's largest cities that challenge their 2020 census numbers are disappointed with the response from the U.S. Census Bureau. Memphis appealed, saying its population was undercounted, but the Census Bureau wound up subtracting three people. Austin, Texas, America's 11th most populated, and a democratic stronghold in a very red state, says 7300 housing units were missed, but the Census Bureau only added one. The census figures are important for getting a slice of $1.5 trillion in federal government spending, for transportation, health, and other services. The biggest winner so far is Boston. The bureau conceded thousands of college students were not counted because of COVID displacements, which also affected colleges, nursing homes, and prisons in other cities. I'm Jackie Quinn.
NBA All Defenive honors named
"Defensive player of the year, jaren Jackson, junior of Memphis and Milwaukee's drew holiday and Brooke Lopez headlined the NBA's all defensive team, also voted to the first team Tuesday where Cleveland forward Evan mobley and Chicago guard Alex Caruso. Jackson, the NBA leader with three blocked shots per game, received 96 of 101st team votes and finished with a 195 points for his second all defensive team selection. Holiday was just behind him with 94 first team votes and 192 points, Lopez totaled 85 first team votes. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
Tyre Nichols died of blunt force injuries, autopsy shows
"Autopsy results on Tyree Nichols are in. Tyree Nichols died of blunt force injuries of the head after he was beaten by Memphis police during a January arrest. The autopsy said the manner of death was homicide, describing multiple contusions, brain injuries, cuts, and bruises to the head and other parts of the body. The 29 year old was black as were the 5 police officers fired in charge with second degree murder and other counts after his death. They have pleaded not guilty. Nichols was stopped by police in early January for an alleged traffic violation. I'm Shelley Adler
Lakers obliterate Grizzlies 125-85, advance to 2nd round
"The Lakers advanced to the second round of the playoffs after crushing the grizzlies by 40 in the game 6 clincher, one 25 to 85 D'angelo Russell made 5 three point buckets and finished with 31 points. Definitely a big game, so anytime you can make big shots and a big game, it's going to be a good feeling. LeBron James had 22 and Anthony Davis pulled down 14 rebounds, Memphis star John Moran finished with just ten points on three of 16 shooting. The Lakers will now await the winner of the warrior's king series, Mark Myers Los Angeles
Randall Terry Fulfilled His Sons' Wishes to Make "Time Boys"
"Want to talk to you today, Randall about what you've been doing lately, one major part of which is making films, you have a film called time boys, first of all, if people want to find time boys, what's the play? Where can they go to find it before we start talking about it? You can go to time boys the movie dot com. Time boys, the movie dot com. So it's also on platforms like pure flix is airing it right now. Amazon, there's still people can find it. You're a Christian, you love God. And you're now a filmmaker, and you're making films like this. How do you get first of all, tell us the plot of time boys before we get into the background. So it's a really phenomenal story. A family story. My son got cancer. We moved to Memphis. And we had to stay here because of all the complications. He's alive, thank God, but in the middle of his treatment, the boys were younger and they said, dad, you do television. You've got all this gear. Let's make a time travel movie. We wrote the script and we hired professional wait a minute. Your son said, hey, dad, let's make a time travel movie, and you didn't go, yeah, yeah, yeah, maybe. You said, okay. Yeah. And you actually made a time travel movie called time boys. That's kind of, that's a kid's dream come true to have a father crazy enough to be like, yeah, let's make a time travel movie. So what gave you the idea that you could make a time travel movie? Because a lot of times people have ideas, but to actually make the movie. I've seen the trailer. It's obviously, you know, the real thing. You pulled it off. But how did you, what gave you the idea that you could do this? Well, I had been doing television and radio for decades. And we had a lot of good gear. And I hired a kid right out of film school. Actually, I hired three. I hired a director of photography. I hired a scriptwriter of who ended up helping us not with the script, but with other elements. And then I hired an editor, we got some professional actors, and we had a homeschool community that we were really a was a big part of our lives. And this homeschool community rallied and moms and dads and kids literally gave up their entire summer. And we just filmed and filmed and filmed that we had, I don't know, we had like 30 sets. I mean, it was a huge production, and we won, we've won over 60 awards with this movie.
Morant, Grizzlies stave off elimination, beat Lakers 116-99
"The grizzly stayed alive is three of their players had double doubles in a one 1699 decision over the Lakers. Desmond Bain delivered 33 points and ten rebounds. John morant had 31 points and ten boards, and jaren Jackson junior added 18 points and ten rebounds. Morant says the board battle was big. Definitely something we needed, you know, to get a win and something, you know, coach challenge us to do was, you know, for us to rebound. So that's good. Memphis led by just two with four and a half minutes left in the third quarter before embarking on a 26 to run. Anthony Davis pays the Lakers with 31 points in 19 rebounds. Game 6 is Friday in Los Angeles. I'm Dave ferry.
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"Would need something, they wouldn't do it unless they're gonna get back something that really addresses one of their needs. I don't think that Kobe white does. I mean, a pic would help. But what do you think of? Yeah, I was thinking it from that perspective. Why would Memphis do that? Right. That's an interesting question. Yeah. But okay, but Joe, do you think that what's the biggest weakness for the polls right now they need to shore up defensive center or defensive end? Definitely our size. And I think most of us like to play that 5 outwardly, and if we get a four that doesn't mind being in the post plants with defense and kind of having that presence, it might assure him up to get a couple more free shots and that worked so hard to stretch the offense. We need yeah. They definitely need a little bit more depth depth in the big man. How could they get Jeremy grant? That'd be a good question. Well, they were talking about him or Harrison Barnes, and then they would package, you know, gosh, what was that package then for the bulls? Jones, who would you like better for them? Out of those two guys. Honestly, I don't have a problem with either. I just don't think they add up to what we need all the way. It would just be quick fixes, which again, I know Kobe might have some value and I love the story too, but I think we got some steam and we need to go full steam ahead before we blow this up and just know what we're doing this year. I hear you. Yeah, we talk about this last time, I think, right. You thought that Jeremy grant would be the better fit, right? Yeah, I think Jeremy grant would be a great fit there. I mean, he brings that defensive versatility that you want for that team. And that team, you know, I mean, they're great on offense. They have some great defensive players, but they're not really a great defensive team right now. Their defense doesn't match up to their offense. And they need some depth as well, but they're scary. Like no team wants to play them. I'll tell you that Jones in the playoffs, no team wants to play them. Right. But that said, the assets are not like, I don't know how many assets they might have, the package they could get something really great back. Especially with the Memphis because they're not going to do anything to mess up chemistry unless it's something that really makes sense for them. Yeah. That's just a pipe dream of mine. But the reason I don't think Jeremy grant's coming is we have a lot of guys around that height that range, and we might need someone a little bit more solidified out of 6 ten and even if Clark's not, he plays big. Like we need someone that can play big above the room. It's coming back. It was a couple months last time I checked it was supposed to be out for season, but I heard there's some new updates or something, but I haven't checked recently. I feel like he'll be out for a while. Yeah, I can check that while we're talking. But I don't know how much you'd expect from him at this point. We're missing all the time and having to he was on its way toward building to something, but we hadn't seen it yet. So if the best didn't believe in him, it could make sense for them, right? Oh, yeah. There could be some value, by the way, on that end, as far as from trade..
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"Both another news podcast host. Marc schindler as always before we get started today. If you've not already please be ambiguous over and apple pie and of course check out our backlog of team previews as season is getting kicked off. We are just about wrapped up. And i'm really to bring on friends of mine. Do a great job covering the memphis grizzlies over grizzly bear blues. And that's parker fleming. Jomo next show. How are you doing in our night. I'm guessing is late. I yeah i'm doing all right. It's been a long day as we were talking about. Sora getting on the show but you know to to end it talking about the brilliance of sam meryl and romeo whims and folks like that the deep cuts of the preseason game the just concluded. It's fun you know the the grizzlies refund. I think that's my favorite thing about them right now. Is they continue to kind of just have no expectation and they can be fallen and if they're good that's terrific and if they're not as good in progress isn't linear and they're getting closer to having real expectation but they're not quite there yet so it makes them still the fun team to to be able to support you know. Hope for the best and be okay. I if it comes and they have the best alternates in the nba. So you know that the helps keep. I can't dispute that argument. I'll have to agree with you. I guess it's yeah. It's hard to disagree with that one parker. How're you doing. I'm doing pretty good. I just got back home. I recorded. tonight's grizzlies. Pacers preseason game in. It's paused right now. In the first quarter. So after this. Podcast i'm gonna go towards her myself much stress. Yeah i'm about to do that in the mornings at enough time to catch tonight. I add my fantasy. Graph was tonight. I always do it. I was going into doing it and paying money to do it. And telling my friends that. I'm gonna actually my lineups and then the your starts in my life becomes hell trying to actually keep up with the season. I never to do it so you know. Hopefully i don't move much money this year. We'll see how it goes. But i'm really psyched to dive into this team. Because like i was hoping you guys. I really don't have an awesome. Feel for them. Like i have a good feel for the roster like trying to understand what is going to mean for the residences totally different standpoint. I think a good starting point is obviously talking about the owners. Valentina straight a little bit. I mean it's been really well harped on you guys written wada. Great stuff on it i. I've talked to both you bought. Actually and i think i look at this in terms of i when i saw the trade happens in real time i was fine with it. I thought it meant a lot of people disagreed. Like you can make the quote unquote. Javy was the best player in the grizz by impact. Or whatever and i get that like clearly jaws the most important player on the team gave. You have been the best how we wanna put it like. It's not as set in stone. Is that i think this year like obviously you get the number. Ten overall pick by trading him which on balance maybe..
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"I produce shows and festivals for year at did the first early bill music festival than abbas done hundred hundred shows and early on i would do show and somebody would come to be afterwards one of the money people who site that person said this not say no. They didn't say that and they say yes they said you know and it's it's terrible. Get through this at the other on. John started recording it. After having sound just record it so i could go back and say no. They didn't just remind us you know well. The show that with alex was a better. Is it for a great musician. Fred four who looked here in memphis and how likely let's see how like a hound dog at the end of big mama thornton records. He was on on the town dog. Us toured with johnny otis. The great jazz player who stayed here enough but he had cancer in the late nineties. And we're trying to raise money or his medical bills and funeral. We needed to get him back on his feet. So we we did this benefit out. Call fred stock and had everyone. The venue donated labile and everybody donated their time and effort. All the money went to him. So it was fred full news. Rufus and carla thomas Sarah one of their for shelter now. Pretty big act. You know a good memphis show. But i was concerned about not selling out because it's messes and so i called alex in new orleans ashton if he would comply and alex being alex said older w fishing and i said well you know cutting just kinda throughout the high rooms got played on al green record hollowed rhythm section. V agreed to that so we brought in we recorded. We actually didn't ordinal that we recorded that show for missing better and it was just here. You know like everything i. I can't tell you how much i've got. I've got an an people record. Live is coming out next year Same thing you know just shot yet. Great record from nineteen ninety-two two but the alec. I've forgotten about and our grams was a drummer on the show and he saw me out. We read a an ability. Said look that was really really good. You should go listen to it. You should release. And i had never considered went back and listen to it was really really good. Traumatic field omnivore record. La base company and and it in may also on vinyl and cd is called alex chilton. Hi rhythm section. Booby us live on fantastic. That's that's awesome. Let's check that out things. We like to ask our guests before we wrap things up is what are you listening to lately. What's in your ear buds. Which should people be checking out your beer other than alex chilton stereo on vinyl with record Bigger that's good for you know a a variety of things. I tend to listen to janet. I started out as a downbeat. Reverend reviewer rooted for downbeat jazz reviews wrong..
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"Sponsored interesting. You know you talked about these Going into these empty lofts and playing there just because they were empty Which which nicely dovetails david into a segment. We call lost venues where we explore. Magical places really. We're music once lived. Where bands played. We're show that people talk about to this day once happened but no longer exists. I was wondering if if there is a a particular place in memphis that you hold dear to your heart because of Maybe a band that you saw there or just the vibe of the place. Well the probably the venue that i would say whole most significant is call club paradise and club paradise was opened by manning sunbeam mitchell african american and it was a black glove basically but just become One line let you there early. African american and it's a huge cavernous buildings of using here. It was built a bowling alley. It could hold three thousand people and when it started talon wolf opened the club count basie. I mean everybody show. That did it for me was seeing. Bb king of zombie. Mitchell who's worth and sunbeam sitting at the back with folded folding chair watching bb bb was absolute royalty at the club. They were carrying him out on their shores and he played axing bb flight everywhere from memphis to stockholm sweden. I mean i've seen them play everywhere. I've never seen anything like that. I mean never seen and the shows that i would probably remember place at holes import for other memphis appropriate calling mid south coliseum which is closed their movements that to try to bring that back. But it's is city out there a lot of problems but seeing al green their senior higher athletes was fascinating. Yeah david tell us a little bit about the you talk to bid off the top and you mentioned him since That you just produced a a record that features alex chilton. I'm wondering if he can talk a little bit about that. How that.
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"Can't remember the deck thing fed in the book but but just the righteousness feel right rights you would and then it was undeniable and you couldn't ignore it. Gildas gap kill the leader of that movement so undeniable. Personally just an example. I would not go. And i was at a band practice with van. And we were expand locking white New people that we just met three seniors hornicek and we were rehearsing afri- and his mother came downstairs. That listened to all need to go. There's a curfew dot k. Losers killed on joe. I actually took the guy's home. I i don't know how they driving i guess home And whenever foam again and was never a question of let's do it again it Dot com again. It's a things just change. I mean they changed stacks. You know people who had worked together for years and really trusted each other suddenly it. I mean it's a big stain. You know on on us on what happened here now coverage from it you know but uh but at the time. It was a very influential thing in terms of not only music but commerce politics and you know almost almost a loss of innocence. It sounds like well i mean. African american will not say that. I thought they would probably tell you. That didn't change it. A lot of same sort of oppression Continued downing likely. Continue today so they probably do canyon but I think that In terms of imagine rations. Probably check the same way that same thing when i was in a recording session when i urge john lennon kill and that was a turning point for me. You know that was the end of innocence. That was leaving when i give a piece of chance. We're gonna kill you so You know those those moments in time like that are markers.
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"Brewery. The best craft beer in the heart of leslie. Bill find him at eleven. Seventy seven queen street east. That's radical road brewery. My name is david less. I'm the memphis bass. Author of book called memphis mayhem story of the music. That shook up the world moscow. A record producer record came out in. May alex chilton with the hi rhythm section. The legacy records live record had never been released for a few other records. That i've a pretty twenty records and several concerts promoting been despite a long time so welcome to the music. Welcome welcome welcome welcome. It's so great to heavy. join us. Thanks thank you. Yeah david what what came. What came first for you. You know you're you're an author producer. Historian what was your first foray into into music. Well i listen to music on his five. I have an older brother shopping alarm ladder. You know all that stuff. I looked nelson all that stuff out. Really really young on but professionally. I guess where. I made a living so assuming i still living or in music was just working on record. When can college a lot of people would. They used to be record store. Yes and and it was a way to get a lot of free records on. Learn a lot about music and make friends and you know. Stay out light. So i i was four. I worked at a short ball. Poplar tunic which is a very famous store here they on the same people on hi records label and people. You know play So you know a lot of activity in popular tunes and that was probably where i i got a real taste of not only being around vinyl at around record but the way. The industry works the problem man. Sales people in you know just just the way it all fell together. So you were at the time we're living through like what i want to this terms of We get into the book is you know it's it's it's race it's social issues it's music. It's all tied up in the one part of your upbringing. That that guy. The book in the of the book well i grew up in memphis and memphis is a place where on black and white musicians particularly coexisted. Make music together. You know. it's part of our history parker. Dna too much with the citizens seat susan but or they And not not many different ways and methods than everywhere. It's not you know but you know we in what i was in high school. Dr martin luther king was assassinated here. Lot change you know a lot train. Stacks records not had been our hometown record company. And frankly i had no idea that anything unusual going on in music year up until i moved away came back new york in the mid seventies prior to that. I just assumed that everybody at w. dia with rufus thomas on the radio you know you could. You could go grocery store. The african aids. You know the you know if you saw bearcat drive ground. Probably elvis. And i didn't.
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"Bane the grizzly team ran a ton of stuff through desmond like he was operating as almost a point guard. Some ways and there were really intriguing flashes. And i think they're gonna try and show more of that this year too. How does that work desire. Williams like as a guy who i think is potentially developing into a shocker. Here in the nba. I don't know how high him on that. But i still think he's a guy who especially considering. The grizzlies moved up to take ten. Is he guy who is doing some stuff for you with the ball in his hands. Point being just like how does jerk all fit into this. How are they optimizing over. Well also optimizing all these guys who have been on the roster already who they have drafted. I'm just not sure. Like i do think jerry culverts the kind of guy you look at who. They do need like they need more of a wing who is kind of closer to three size. I think jerry culverts like six five out of shoes or something like that. He's round there like six five six six thirty monster wingspan. He's got a good base. Like i think he's somebody you could ask the guard threes in the nba as strengthens up. But like just where especially considering that he is a negative impact offensive player right now. Where's this playing time coming from. Like one of the best questions that i i saw today was is justice winslow or jerick halvard in a vacuum a better prospect and i think with justice wednesday. You're saying are taking away. The fact that he had all these injuries. I mean i think the justice like he just showed a lot more offensively with miami than i think we saw from him. Well not that. I think i mean. He was zero offensively than in some summer guards with memphis. I still don't think that you know. He signed with the clippers. Now i think about it Belykh yeah that was just a very tough showing for him this year. I i think my answer would be winslow like we saw more from him. I think they're comparable in terms of level defensively. Actually think that call has the potential. Better defensively winslow is probably a little bit more actualized as a defender because he just could stay on the court more because his offense existed. And that's going to be the thing like unless you're a culver has some random massive leap. I don't know where that plane time is coming from. And that just takes me to a whole point with the grizzlies. Like i've liked a lot of the moves that they've done this offseason like i did not mind wanting to move up to ten in what they did to get there..
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"So i think it makes sense. Moving from want show is a good move. I don't love taking on show if memphis but i think part of that for for minnesota was like okay. Well we are just ready to move on from like the maybe that's more just about making salaries work. It's not like his salary's terrible but like it was just not a super impactful. Nba player in my opinion right now so. I love that for minnesota in a vacuum again. What is going to do for them next year. Looking at it from memphis perspective. I like that. They're taking a chance on your call there. The team who. I am not surprised as taking a chance on Call but it's also just kind of murky to me like okay. Let's just talk about it with both colver. I the colver is not a good finisher right now. I mean he's okay at the rim shot fifty nine percent at the room this last year which was up five percent from his rookie year but he has some really bad misses. The craft isn't fully there for him. He's good at getting to the rim. It's just actually finishing their the three was not there. The free throw got better but like it's still bad like he shot sixty percent at the free. Throw line this past season. He's a very legit fender. Like he. a good good wing defender. I believe in him to be an impactful defender. Belykh okay. is there still some kind of with him as a ball handler is. He gonna be able to shoot an attack. Closeouts were a waste from from being able to answer those questions because the the framework just isn't that right now. He didn't get to play summer league because he had an ankle injury that he was still slow rehabbing from from this past season again. I like i understand memphis taking swing on him but also lake. I do struggle with it. Because here's my thing. Like where is jerry. Call playing time coming Is the real question. Because let's just go down the roster right now. They have stephen adams daniel. Oh terror locked up for next year for sure. Those guys are both centers. Obviously jaren jackson junior in the front court wacho behind him. I don't really know how much watchable even play. I would bet very little in there could even be another move for him. Who knows santee. All the mas there. I actually believe he's going overseas though. I mean xavier. Tillman is there as as the backup..
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"Player in in what he puts out there. I don't always agree with some of the things he does. But i i do think we have to be fair and how we talk about him. But i would say like. I think this is a real upgrade for for the clippers in terms of just looking at on-court understand. Patrick beverley is a better shooter than than eric bledsoe. I think he you could say every since last year. He was better in his role than than eric bledsoe. I don't really. I mean resign. Rhonda was not a huge factor in the playoffs. Daniela to rue hasn't looked amazing in summer league and he was kind of an odd. Pick last year for clippers. And i think it's probably for the best that they moved out from him in some ways. Because i just don't think that he was fitting with the team right now and i hope the best for him in memphis but with looking at blood so so. Let's talk about what happened this last year. So he added the worst year of his career. Just to give you some numbers. He had the lowest assist percentage of his career at the lowest usage senses rookie year his lowest stock percentage in the nba. He also had his lowest rimma. Ten percentage she went. He took twenty one percent of his shots at the rim. When the pasture milwaukee was taking forty two percent of his shots at the rim. But i would also note. The shot at the rim was still go shooting. Sixty four percent at the rim which was seventy seven seventy fifth percentile among guards He also had the highest assist mark of his career. So we had the least self assisted. I mean self-created baskets of his career. He took sixty four sixty four percent of his his made baskets. Last year were assisted. He may he self-created Gosh i can't speak he. Almost he's self created more than sixty four percent of his baskets in his last season with milwaukee so obviously a very very big role shift for him he went from being more of a lead ball handler with the bucks to a lot less of one in new orleans they ran a lot more stuff through lonzo ball and obviously that was not the best that whole team last year. Just did not work out well for for more than one reason you know. Obviously there was a lot there that didn't make sense. Things just did not work with standing gundy especially defensively i think they they made things start to work. Offensively even with blood so struggling It was overall just really really ugly year for uglier for blood. So i went back and watched it much defensive clips. Today i think the thing that really sticks out as he was playing with a lot less physicality especially on boss greens and in pick and roll like. I do think that there's still really good film of him. Reconnecting off of a ball screen but there are times where you just totally wiped by one. I think i never wanna put it as me understanding what a guys..
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"This once to know that you can shoot to injure blocks crack the block and this is what international military shoes. So this is not. You know these guys if they're going to get the gun belt there to win. Yeah we were outgunned. We all work. None of us shoot three away. So let's get back into that. Because that's you're describing now the traffic stop. So you've got this fedex driver. That's able to talk about this. But the one of the just one of the most heartbreaking things initially about. This was who responded and mike mean the sad fact is is that something apparent never want to see as their child in a situation like this and unfortunately one of these officers. His dad was the chief of police for west memphis. Yeah the video. You say bobby. Pull up and immediately starts down the hill where the officers were were gathered. And as he's going down he hears them saying you know bill. You're going to be okay. you'll be right. He says yeah. I knew that was eleven. At that point. He said all the way down. He saw one of the officers laying beside his car and didn't understand why nobody was with him so he turns and he starts towards the car. And that's one of the seattle. Yes tried to stopping jeevan he goes up and you can watch it all of them on the cameras but you can literally watch the live during the man and he says you know as i stood there and look down at my oldest son. He said i didn't know what to do as a father. I didn't even know what to do as a chief at that point..
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"I mean what we what we were initially looking for and what we actually found was two different things. What was the initial vehicle description. Anthony that you guys were given you. You're thinking hey. It's ms thirteen couple of gang bangers any vehicle description to start off with so just start with a traffic stop. It can lead into that all right. So what happens is bill stops dodge minivan. He was price or something like that. They all say all right submit. Eleven's is the west memphis drug interdiction officer. He's a swat operator. of te'o field training officer. I may doing these legit so he makes the initial traffic stop. started he goes for about two miles east full lights and sirens. They wouldn't stop him but they weren't running these single banned cars or they work in the same car. Now they're single man cars but there's like four or five of them patrol in that area so far from one another so he calls it in the radios in runs a plate on the tag and it comes back to the house of god in prayer out of ohio. So that china. That's where i start. This is a you. Start thinking about how you would handle the situation as i talk about it. So what does that put in your head. When they said house god and prayer you think it is going to be a clerk. Church group churchmen something like that. Some big thing so already you got to think about your officer safety mentality. He running a church van. So all of a sudden trump takes a to seventy five biomarker exit He gets out and he walks up. And that's where he starts..
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"We really had all the good technology and we could have one radio that can handle scan multiple channels. What did the inside of your truck look like with all the different counties you're working with and all the different sheriff's office and people here liaison england's how many radio channels were you monitoring at any one time i for actual radios truck. And then they all had different frequencies that they would scan on their own whether it was eight hundred digital the four hundred some of the war one fifty bands so they were scanning everybody all the time. And that's that's kind of where this all begins. I got up and went to work and was wrapped around and My dad actually was setting up for service funeral service. That morning and wasn't far from me. So i pulled in and talk to him healthy for a few minutes and That's that's when that's when it began. As i walked out. And i got back my truck to go and every one of those radios we're talking of somebody was saying something definitely each other over the radio frequencies and remember hearing. Investigators checking aroused swat teams. Checking out. I was like hold cram. What is what has happened. And let's put this in for folks this little bit before noon right or somewhere around noon. This is going on eleven fifty in the morning somewhere along the net that time the actual traffic stop around. I wanna say eleven thirty five ish and then the you know everything really started going on about eleven forty. Nine eleven fifty. So that's that's when the radios we're blowing up. When i got in the truck and i gotta give buddies. He's not lieutenant over patrol in our area but he was cad swat for which agency ourselves state police. And i call. It was running in the background. We he likes coffee. You know message and now man. We got a bad deal in west memphis..
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"memphis" Discussed on That’s Strange
"For the west memphis three. And there's some big names peter jackson Eddie vedder johnny depp. I mean people. These are people that put a lot of money and a lot of time into freeing these kids because they saw a little bit of themselves in these kids. This could have been them growing up. Just like ryan said the. The focus now needs to be on solving the murder. That's the only way you're going to get these kids exonerated for for this crime. There's no other way because right now. They're convicted murderers. They're still guilty of this crime. They're still convicted. That's why they can't sue. That's why they can't do anything the yeah. I think it's good going to say yeah. I think it's a shame in it. Really upsets me. I think it upsets a lot of people. It's an absolute shame that that is how this case was quote solved. That that that that's how this was ended is purely. It was a hundred percent to protect the state and its representatives and that is such a shame it's shed such a terrible light for the people that actually know how it ended. I i agree with you that it it just really simple let me put it really simply you have evidence this pointing to a suspect. You have an alibi. That's not lining up and you need to just do your job and look into the sky. You find out that he's clean then he's clean but do your frigging job. Oh man that drives me nuts. Just do your job do what you were either elected to do or hired to do and it needs to be done. The families of these kids need to know what happened to their kids. And you don't have the right story and if you find out you do then you find out you do. And we're done now. We move on but do your job and re look at the evidence man. My my blood pressure is probably prick in two hundred over one hundred and eighty right now but for real really the alford plea are you kidding. Yeah like what a piece of crap on most ridiculous thing i've ever. I've never even heard of the alfred. Play to be honest with you. It's ridiculous i mean it's it's hardly ever used because of a court case where a guy there was sufficient to basically put him in jail but he negotiated and said that he tried to negotiate for a lower sentence and then That they turned that down. But then somebody came up with this weird thing. Based on the case i was trying to read a little bit about it while we were talking. It's just it's very confusing. It makes no sense. How are you supposed to be able to say. Oh yeah i'm guilty but also a medicine right. Yeah and like they can't pursue the case any further. After like to be honest you can't bring it back into the court..
"memphis" Discussed on That’s Strange
"With the the girl from the dixie chicks who is You know he tried to sue her and then they told him. Oh you'll you'll have to be interviewed. So so he stopped. I mean are you kidding me like this guy is just the fact that he has no emotion the fact that he was seen to be abusive all these things they all point to him like so glaringly and he's just overlooked the whole time and i think that unfortunately the documentary we keep bringing up think had a lot to do with the fact that he was overlooked because they pointed so much attention at the overly ridiculous. John mark byers. I think that. I think that had a whole lot to do with this because the police were already dead. Set on the three kids and all of the refocused energy and and looking into it. I think that was all miss mishandled and pointed towards the person who didn't do it and the effectively. The documentary ruined the skies life. Even more than it was already ruined by the murders and it doesn't seem like he had anything to do with it and it does seem like it's this other guy and i mean even by the third documentary. John mark byers is saying no. I don't think it was the three kids. I think it was terry. Hobbs i mean everyb- everything points to him and he was just ignored. I don't understand. I don't get it. I mean every ounce of every part of this investigation is a misstep after misstep after misstep seemingly influenced by the fact that they had a an end game at the that they were that they were headed towards. They didn't wanna screw up. You know it just doesn't it. It screams to me it. Just complete idiocy I don't know there's so many words. I can think of that. That describe us and most of them are not appropriate for our podcast. So i mean it's just i don't understand the thought process here. I just do not get how you could be this inept to miss this. I really don't understand right. Let me just touch on the witness thing here. There was a there is a witness that had solved the boys at around six thirty and had yelled at christopher by to go home. Your others looking for you. It's time to go home. He said. I don't have to listen to you. And they rode off on their bikes towards terry. Hobbs trying to get them to come home. This is at six thirty. And i think the i don't have the exact times of when they think these boys were murdered. But it's it's like between six thirty and eight forty or something like that so it's pretty close. The lady that says that says the police come and talk to her one time and that's it and then they never talked to the guy who could potentially be the last person to see these boys alive. What that if that doesn't show you that these cops had their minds made up. They didn't need to interview because they had their guys go ahead. Continue the rest. Because i want to say hundred percent hundred percent.
"memphis" Discussed on That’s Strange
"But before that let's go over the timeline because a lot is about to happen. So let's start in the beginning in nineteen ninety four damien echols who is eighteen years old at the time. Jesse miskelly seventeen and jason baldwin sixteen. They are charged with murder in court and sentenced to life in prison. Plus two twenty year sentences echols was facing the death sentence moving forward nineteen ninety-six to the two thousands through multiple investigations. Both private and official new evidence has surfaced and controversial police work exposed showing that multiple pieces of evidence were thrown out covered up or otherwise dismissed giving the judge no choice but to charge the west memphis three with the kelly's one particular court testimony was actually recanted by vicki hutcheson. She was the one who was in court During the highly media publicized court case. Which you can find on youtube She's the one that said that she saw damien echols in hung out with him and that he was highly obsessed with basically with satanism and and that's all they talked about and he was absolutely the type of person who could kill someone well then when she recanted her statement and the officers actually They were relatively in line with her recanting. Basically saying that they told her to go in and tried of tried to get to damien echols. Try to build some sort of rapport with him so that they could get information and the basically said the only thing they told her to do is to not get caught. She said that she went there and he was absolutely normal and that she even tried to get out of him. They even staged Wiccan and satanist books on the coffee table to try to get him or honored. Ask or something to try to get him to talk about it and he was like what in the world exists. And she's like oh you like this stuff and he's like well i mean i don't know i guess like gosh. Did you hear about murders will you. Don't you didn't have anything to do with that. Did and he's like no. Why would i do something like that so like he was. He responded appropriately and she and she said after the after she confessed to lying in court she basically said no he's just like a totally normal guy. Totally normal teenager is what she said so she all's yeah and she also said that she stated later that the police actually threatened to take away her child if she did not cooperate right so pretty crazy stuff.
"memphis" Discussed on That’s Strange
"Hobbs and steven branch lived three houses down from us on south macauley about six thirty. We came out. The door and steven was in front on his bike and christopher michael running behind him and they zoomed out real fast. I told christopher i gave him. You need to go home. Your brother said to go home. He said. I don't have to do what you tell me. Do at six thirty. The boy sped off on their bikes carlos. Sales who is another witness was a junior high student at the same time as as the disappearance police spoke to him during the initial canvassing. However bob rough. Who's a private investigator who worked on the case for the oxygen show. The forgotton west memphis three claims police reports. Do not in fact show what he said to to police to the show rough interviewed seals. Who told them. I think i may have been the last person to see them before you know the incident and that's a quote seal also told rough that he saw the buyers with his two friends on bikes around five thirty or six that they were carrying sleeping bags. Seals claimed that the boys were going to sleep in the woods going camping in the woods however the sleeping bag part of this story is kind of doesn't make sense because there's never been any sleeping bags that were found and you know i think they pretty much found everything belonging to the boys that they had on them at least so sleeping bags. Aren't something small that you know could just disappear right so to me. I don't. I don't know where i where i stand on this. Let me finish it out. And then we'll talk about it another witness and friend of seals. Bobby posey told rough. That buyers had come to his house around three thirty that day and said that his dad had quote whipped him and he was going to run away now because of these two accounts there they they go against each other right because one saying she saw him in the backyard until six thirty. And now this guy saying that he's seeing him over by the would.