35 Burst results for "Mike Wells"
Switzerland Might Jail Anyone Who Heats Rooms Above 19C
"From the daily mail. I just want to read this out because you don't want to believe it when you see it. Switzerland considers jailing anyone who heats their rooms above 19° centigrade for up to three years. That's about 66°. If the country is forced to ration gas. So the Swiss are going to put you. So I had the guys from trigonometry here in the studio a couple of weeks back. And they kind of showed me because I follow British politics. I listened to you I listened to them, but they said they predicted that this winter take hearkening us back to the winter of discontent in the late 70s. It is going to be bloody hard for the British to heat their homes. I thought, that's a bit weird. Can it really be that bad? But going on this, is this not hyperbole, Mike? Well, the Swiss are doing that. In the summertime, Spanish was saying that you could go to jail if you put your air conditioning on. If it wasn't higher than something like 90°F, right? And I'm going, well that's the end of me going to Spain now because if I get a Spain, I like to crank up the air condition you might be getting a very big car drive it down to malaga and put the air conditioning on and put the roof open. So, you know, if you're going to get jailed for that sort of thing, then planks very much. But no thanks. I'm not going. The problem is worldwide right now, right? And it's how you deal with that. And let's trust has already said she's going to announce it's tomorrow. She's going to say we will cap the energy prices. We will do whatever we can and as much as the naysayers and do mongers and particularly the lefties we'd like you to believe that, you know, it's all the Tory government. They will eventually count out and we will all be fine.
Mike Gallagher Reports of Protests Over Mask Mandates in Munich
"You, Mike. Well, we walked right in the middle of an anti back, then they protest here in downtown Munich. It's always protesters, isn't it amazing to travel 5000 miles and find out that people in new Germany are just as upset about mandates as we are in the United States over the COVID crisis that has laid the world. Hearing Munich is not unlike the United States, most people don't wear a mask. Although you are required to wear a mask on all public transportation, so you'll see these trams that go through the middle of town. Everybody's wearing a mask. Because they have to. But on the streets and the restaurants and the hotels in businesses and shops, nobody's wearing a mask. Once in a while, you'll see one or two people in the last card. So again, it's very much like the United States. Even the Germans, as you can see, I'm a pretty fed up. Mandates. For things like vaccine requirements and mask mandates as well. So just a quick check in from Munich, Germany where worldwide. People are fed up with having to have our freedoms taken away. One protester came up to me and said, if you want to know what this is all about, this is about freedom, freedom, freedom. You said it in English because as I found, I was so fast, I've learned. A lot of people, most people in Germany speak English, in fact, it's required by young people to take English as an
How Michael Knowles Got Involved With Fighting for the Truth
"Outside of this ridiculous book you published, how did you get into this business? Because I know you as a hail fellow well met. I know you as somebody that you can have a great philosophical discussion in a theological, your fellow mackerel snapper like me share a good cigar. So how did you end up when you're not giving lectures for what is it? Young America's foundation, correct? Yes, they run my campus lecture to a few other groups too. Amazing campus. I mean, Ben Shapiro, you know, he could learn a thing or two from you and I hope you'll quote me to him. I say it all the time. But tell us, your backstory, tell me your family background and how you got involved in this, you know, fighting for the truth, Mike. Well, you mentioned that I'm a fellow mackerel snapper, a fellow papist, such as yourself. I was a cradle Catholic, but I was raised in a very liberal environment where a liberal community, you know, in New York. We were, we took the faith seriously at some points, but at other times it was a little more cafeteria style. And by the time I was 13, I would have called myself an atheist. Certainly an agnostic, probably more an atheist. I never went through a particularly liberal phase, little shades of it here and there. But I would have called myself certainly secular atheistic. And one of the rare people who having gone to a very liberal college ended up being radicalized to the right. And then radicalized toward Christianity. But by your fellow students or by professors or both what was it, I'm curious. It was fellow students, and I met a handful who were very, very thoughtful conservatives, not merely the kind of cut my taxes and leave me alone conservatives, but who thought a deeper, more comprehensive way about what it really truly means to be a conservative. And then I met very thoughtful Christians. And you know, a lot of my classmates, I just saw them at my tenth college reunion. I was a little bit of a chilly welcome there from some of my more left wing classmates. But these were generally intelligent people. They probably had a pretty high IQ. But I noticed that there arguments about religion about culture about politics were just so weak compared to the arguments that I was being presented with by my conservative classmates, and certainly by the Christians. And so after a period of, I don't know, a year to three years, intellectually, I was convinced God exists. And once you're convinced of that, then you have to confront the Bible.
Caller: On Jan. 6, Donald Trump Meant for People to Riot
"So we're going to Dale in Columbus is going to be the recipient of my goodwill. I'm doing my breathing exercises, Dale. Tell me why you disagree with me about my assessment that this January 6th Thursday night hearing in prime time is a sham and a witch hunt and a joke. Okay, Mike. Well, I don't understand. Why don't you play the whole sentence of Donald Trump? He didn't only stop at peacefully. Every time when he gets to peacefully, you always cut it off. I don't understand that. Do you remember he said, go down there and he said, if you don't fight for your country or whatever, you want to have a democracy. I quoted him just now. I quoted him. Have you heard me say I quoted him? He didn't say it right in that sentence either. I didn't cut it off. He didn't say go peacefully protest, then go fight. He didn't say that at all. I said it in a different part of his speech. But do you think he meant riot? Basically, yeah, because the only reason why I'm saying that is because, you know, he always was able to get people to do different things. And then when he gets people in his cabinet, he uses them to the best of his ability and then he kicks them to the ground. Well, you just change the subject. What I asked you was, do you honestly believe that when Trump said, I know you're going to go peacefully protest. And in a different place than the speech said, going to fight like hell for the country, you think he was instructing people to riot at the
"mike wells" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"Was my, you know, it was my track growing up. I didn't mention this when I went through my background, but I was actually operations director at Oklahoma park for a couple of years. I think they've been subpar. And I don't really know why. It's kind of a, you know, some years prep races in particular track can be exceptionally strong and then another year as they aren't. I loved what Oklahoma did this year moving the Arkansas Derby back to 5 weeks before The Kentucky Derby. But in year one of that change for whatever reason, it hasn't really panned out. I thought the rebel was really weak and I thought the Arkansas Derby was weak also. Yeah, well, we'll find out next Saturday. Andrew sends in and he's asking about the Japanese contender crown pride. What do you make of crown pride, Randy? You know, I haven't put boots on the ground yet in Louisville. I, in my early look at the Derby and at the UAE Derby, I thought that crown pride was going to be a 30 to one shot and legitimately so. I didn't like the fact that he didn't change leads. I didn't think the competition that he beat was all that strong in the UAE Derby. But then what I read from like Mike wells and some guys that I respect watching the workouts, they've been very impressed with the way crown pride has looked in the morning. So I want to get a look at him myself. I still don't think you can put him as anything other than a long shot to maybe include underneath in some of your tries and supers, but man, Mike, the way these Japanese horses are running right now all over the world. I mean, horses that look like they don't have much of a chance on paper or jumping up and running big. Yeah, they used to be automatic throw outs. I don't know if we can do that with the Japanese runners anymore. Jeff is in Chicago, Jeff, go ahead. You are hosting the show. You are on with Randy Moss. Hi, Jeff. All right, hey there. Hey there, Randy. Good to talk to you. You know, I was watching the Olympics and I started seeing you on all these random sports and I was just wondering how you got involved in doing that. And if you have a favorite, if you ended up having a favorite sport to cover from the Olympics or a non horse racing sport that you really liked. You talk about random sports in the Olympics. Oh my gosh, over my Olympic career career would belong in quotes there. I have covered ski jumping, synchronized swimming, water polo, whitewater canoeing, and kayaking, race walking, snowboarding, freestyle skiing, and of course equestrian events over the last couple of years. And it got started when I went to NBC in 2011. You know, they knew I had a background with NFL network as well and I'd done some other sports and they asked me if I would be willing to go to London for a few weeks to do the 2012 Summer Olympics and I said, let me check my schedule. Okay, I'll do it. And it's been a blast. As far as my favorite sports of those other than equestrian because I'm a horse guy. I think I would have to say the snowboarding this year. You know, I mean, how many other times in your life are you going to get to chat with people like Sean white and the Chinese American girl Eileen goo and people like that snowboarding has become so popular in the Olympics every winter cycle that this was my first snowboarding experience in Beijing this year. And I really enjoyed it. Jeff appreciate that. All right, thanks. Thanks, Jeff. Appreciate the phone call. 888-966-4776 number to call. You have about three or four minutes left to ask your question of NBC analyst Randy Moss, who was with us on this week's edition of you be the host. Randy Chris and Dallas emails in and wants to know about your preparation getting ready to, let's see, cover The Kentucky Derby on television. It's pretty exhaustive. Mine and Jerry Bailey's, we spend a lot of time every day on the phone and emailing and texting because it's not just The Kentucky Derby in the Kentucky oaks, but we have 12 races on the undercard. That we're going to be doing as well. And we take those undercard races at least Jerry and I didn't want to take them very seriously. Just the other day, we were laughing. I texted or called 71 trainers. Wow. That's how exhaustive our research is. And it's not just the conversations with those guys and the owners and all that. It's, you know, doing the work online and researching pedigrees and watching replays and making trip notes, which I do regularly anyway. So yeah, it's my mantra has always been Mike that you just over prepare. That's my comfort level. And it's paid off a couple of times. And we've had power failures. We've had, you know, all kinds of things where you have to empty everything that you have in your notebook, but at least it's there in case you need it. I'll follow up on that question with you, Randy, do you have a favorite Kentucky Derby that you have, well, either been part of or watched on television back in the early days before you got into the broadcasting side. Is there one that stands out most to you? One of my earliest memories of The Kentucky Derby on television was Reeva ridge in 1972 and then of course secretary in 73 and from that point on, you know, I was totally hooked. I was handicapping for a newspaper at the time. So that's why I was so into it. I would, I've covered every Derby except one since 1980. 1980 was my first one. And I would say that that probably is the most memorable, just because it's the first and through another weird set of circumstances. I wound up watching the race that year in 1980, genuine risk, sitting next to red Smith. And the press box, the Churchill. Who was an idol of mine, obviously, anybody who's in the newspaper business covering sports. Growing up, red Smith was your idol. So that was quite the experience for me. Larry and Louisville wants to know if Jerry Bailey pays for dinner when you guys go out..
Caller Faye and Mike Discuss Cancel Culture
"Faye is in Atlanta. How are you? I'll sign my how are you? Good thanks. Appreciate the call. Well, Mike, I love you and I have to call the disagree with you on something. Okay. Okay. I really cringe every time you make the statement, what they do it, if they were black. And the facts are, Mike, you know, they would do it. I'm a black conservative. I worked 8 years for a very prominent Republican congressman from Georgia. And people are trying to cancel me. Look at Dave Chappelle. What he's saying, they cancel Larry elder, and is not because they were black, but because of our political beliefs, values, but say it's important for people though to frame it in a way that everyone can understand that being canceled for your views for your beliefs for your skin color for the way you part your hair to use the bank executives example when he called Mike lindell. All of that is wrong, Faye. That's wrong. Yeah, of course. Of course, it's all wrong, Mike, but your statement is, would they do it if he was black? Yes. Yeah, but they wouldn't do it because they wouldn't say as a black man, we're not comfortable with your skin color, so we need to cancel you. That wouldn't happen in 2022. Where they wouldn't say it because it's illegal. But they said it to Mike lindell, we think your views will hurt our reputation. Right. So that's what I'm saying, Mike. Well, we're just I don't know what you're disagreeing with me about. Because when you say what they do because he's black, what that sets up in people's mind is, they're discriminating against somebody white, but they won't discriminate against somebody because they are black. When you see, well, you don't disagree. You just don't like the way I'm phrasing it. I think Faye with all due respect, we're green because again, if a black American got canceled for being black, the outrage would be justifiably significant. When a conservative against canceled for being conservative, yeah, he had it coming. Oh, well, and that to me, I think it's very, very clear. I appreciate the call. I don't think we really disagree. And I'm sorry, I'm going to continue to say in the Mike lindell story, wait till it happens to you,
"mike wells" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Opened up the NFL regular season with Tom Brady led comeback win over the Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa, Florida on Thursday and now we are just hours away from the first Sunday of the NFL regular season. A pause to take that in Patriots Open up at home on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss this week with Freddie and Fitzsimmons here on ESPN Radio on the much anticipated debut of Matt Jones. And that's really exactly what a lot of the veteran Patriots players have talked about this week. Um, you know, they said, Look, there's so much hype around the quarterback position in New England that Really? We want to remind Mack like you just have to do your job and be you and don't try to do too much. They actually want to take things off of his plate so they don't overwhelm him. And so the idea comes back to Mac. You manage the offense keep the turnovers down. The Dolphins led the league in creating turnovers last year or where among the league leaders, you run the offense. The defense will complement you. We have a heavy emphasis on special teams and the kicking game and we'll put those three things together and be spoken the wheel, not the wheel itself. ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss this week on ESPN Radio, with our Freddie and Fitzsimmons Patriots, starting a rookie at quarterback to open up a season for the first time since Remember the name drew blood so blood so started to Cuba as a rookie for the Patriots back and 1993 tune in for a football doubleheader today is a Texans battle the Jags followed by the Dolphins. At the New England Patriots. Coverage begins at noon Eastern on ESPN radio and ESPN F Giants Open up the season Sunday at home against the Denver Broncos. Giants running back, say Kwan Barkley. Listed as questionable. He has been cleared to play Giants. Do you have a quick turnaround after Sunday's opener at home? They will play this Thursday against the Washington football team, Chris Canty this week Chris, the host of Canty, Angola, Junior on ESPN radio. On the Giants and their quarterback and Chris on whether or not Daniel Jones is ready to take that next step. Uh, you know, I root for Daniel Jones. He went to my high school and Charlotte, North Carolina. And I actually was on the phone with our high school coach Larry McNulty yesterday, and he was just talking about how much of a disservice that the Giants have done to Daniel, because I'm not Shoring up that offensive line. That's one of the things that Dave Gettleman priest when he took over the job at the end of 2017. He was going to get that line fixed. He was all about the hog. Molly's Here We are four years later. It's still hadn't gotten done. And I'm sorry, but it's hard for me to have confidence in that group being able to figure it out. But there really isn't a great game plan that you can have or come up with when your offensive line can block. So this is probably one of the worst week one matchups that the Giants could ask for because there is no easy It in. When it comes to the defensive front of the Broncos, led by Von Miller and Bradshaw, Chris Canty this week on ESPN Radio, with Freddie and Fitzsimmons, Steelers and T. J. Watt beat the deadline this week, two sides of Green on a record contract extension. It was a long process and, um Like I said, I have two brothers who have kind of gone through it. Derek, once for the Steelers and J. J two and They weren't much help when it came to remembering what it was like. And I kind of understand now. I remember asking JJ early on. I said, Well, how did your negotiations going? He goes Once you sign on that dotted line, man, you don't you kind of forget what happened leading up to that moment, and that's kind of how this whole thing has been for me to. Um, so it was some long days for sure. But like I said, it's It's all paid off and now I'm just focused on playing football. One. The Steelers do open up the regular season today at Buffalo third straight year where the Steelers play the Bills in the regular season, and the Bills have won the previous two years. Mike Wells writes on ESPN dot com about Carson Wentz, ready to make his colds debut, once suffered a foot injury on the second day of training camp with his new team that injury And late July went also missed time in camp after going on the reserve. Covid 19 list Colton Action on Sunday, first Sunday of the NFL regular season more reaction than ducks win over the Buckeyes. It's ESPN radio. Hey and screening and afterwards started with a bang on a classic Thursday night opener. Now we get the full fledged NFL Sunday. With all the winners, the losers and all the wagers will be here to break it all down for you..
"mike wells" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Bug and we're back with Mike about a lotta of the hardwood financial group. I am bill seller. And I know you're most means of financial show and probably not a song you expect to hear. Okay, we won't go into the meaning of the lyrics for obvious reasons. But Nikki, six, who wanted to be one of the more famous people of Motley Crue recently told the L A Times and They definitely. Eppard actually reached out to David Lee Roth, Van Halen guy, Mike. Yeah, I am actually. And they reached out to him opening, uh, asking him to be the opening guy on their tour back in the day and and he said, I don't open for bands that I influenced Not knowing for playing well with others that that could have been a doomsday kind of thing for him. But I guess David Lee is doing okay. Listen, I love that Dave is still his same arrogant self at 70 or 71. Or, however old, he is right. I would be disappointed if he stopped being Diamond Dave lutely, and you've got to be true to yourself, Man. That's that's the bottom line. Speaking of that we mentioned the doomsday thing and Market Watch says Social Security's doomsday has been moved up a full year from 2035 to 2034. And that means that a lot of retirees could face as much as a 22% cut in benefits. Now, 2034 doesn't sound all that far away. It's what 15 years. So how do we plan ahead now so that our portfolio can generate more of what we're going to need to live on? In retirement, Mike Well again it goes back to establishing your goals, right? Allocating your investments to meet those goals in a way that you know doesn't cause you to lose sleep at night. You know, And quite honestly, Bill these scary stories. You know, I hear these things all the time, right? I got into this business. I hate that this out loud because I realize my age, but I got into this business 1981. And the news story in 1981 was social Security is going to be dead broken like 2000 and two Okay, That was 20 some odd years ago, and here we are, And you know again, it's the You know, you gotta get listeners and you got to scare people and I think the part of those stories that people tend to gloss over is you know if nothing is done, let me do We really think nothing is going to happen between now and 2000 and 34. Then all of a sudden, Social Security's going to go away. It's pretty unlikely. You're right. I mean, I'm uh, been working as long as you have. I'll just leave it there. Yeah, I've been hearing the same thing. You know, my parents used to talk about it now there's not going to be Social Security for me. You know when I'm retired, and I hit a certain we've been hearing that story for years, so it's not to say that there's not going to be changes, right? Of course, there has to be changed. There's a lot more people. You know, drawing and social security there are contributing, and that in and of itself is a problem. But they but they make these little tweaks along the way. You know, they raised I think you know for you and I are are full retirement age is now 66 9 months or whatever it is where for, you know our parents would have been 65 so they may make those little tweaks, but the reality is people. Do live longer, and they do live active lives longer. It's not just get older, but they stay active much longer. It's I don't think it's that big a deal to work until you know 65 or 66, or 67. You know, God, I'm approaching that now, and I can't even imagine slowing down anytime soon. I feel the exact same way And I think it's more healthy to keep working and stay busy. But I do love the government's, uh, their timelines on things, Right? 72 a half 66 9 months. I'm like, Can we just round stuff? Yeah. I don't know where those things come from. You know, it's It's weird, right? Yeah. I agree with you. I don't think anybody's going to care if it's 66 9 months or 67. I've never understood that like when you buy gas, it's 1 29 9. Why? Why isn't it just that's how old I am. I'm back to a dollar 29 a gallon? Yeah should be just a dollar 30 for crying out loud. Oh, man. So when you do talk to people about this kind of thing, and you're talking with them about looking ahead at the future, it is important to make sure that they are properly allocated like you said, and some other questions you want to ask when you call the good folks at Harwood Financial Group. Let me give you the number. It's 813 to 1297 to seven. Do you actually have a true retirement plan? I say that all the time. It's like a lot of us think we do and then we sit down and we talked with somebody like Mike or somebody on my team. Kind of realized not so much We're not set up as well as we thought we should be, You know, do are properly allocated is the risk versus return where we are good for us in life right now, because that actually changes, doesn't it? Might that risk versus return depending on where you are? On where you are and what the market's doing with the economy is doing. I mean, there are a lot of factors that that are going to affect your retirement plan. You know in the retirement plan itself is not, you know, you don't put it in place and just throw in a in a shoebox and forget about until you retire. I mean, it's a living breathing thing. You know you you've got to tweak it every single year or sometimes more frequently than that, to make sure that you're on target. With what you want to do. It's much easier to make, you know, small, incremental adjustments as you go then to, you know, sort of put it away, and I think about it for five years and then and then realize that you know, something has changed in whatever that is had a compound effect over a period of time. So how often do you do You like to get together with your clients as it once a year? Is it twice a year? Or does that get back to your famous answer of? It depends. It does depend a lot of it as the with what people want to do. What we try to do is stay in touch with people Quarterly. In that may or may not take the form of like a full meeting. You know, I think it's important to get together at least once a year for a substantial period of time and have what we would call strategy session. Let's really sit down and dissect what we're doing where we've been where we're going. You know, we still on track, but a lot can happen. You know, from one year to the next, so we try to check in quota to call him quarterly check in calls. And it literally is just a phone call to say. Hey, we're here. You know, Here's something maybe you should be aware of. Is anything changed for you Do we need to get together? That sort of thing? So frequent contact, But it doesn't need to be. You know this big, cumbersome meeting that sometimes people sort of dread Absolutely So again, the number four Harwood Financial group. Is 813 to 129727813 to 1 to 97 27 give him a call and set up your own meeting. No matter how long you want it to be. So there's a phrase out there called the Sunday scare ease. And apparently, that's a new thing. That means if you're already dreading Monday, that's the term for it. And apparently, the problem is getting worse as we heard from this report from ABC, seven in San Francisco. Everyone in my house gets bummed out about Monday's that Sunday anxiety is known as the Sunday scary and a new report from LinkedIn reveals the scare ease are at an all time high. The Sunday scare ease. Art eating my joy, the report revealing that 66% of professionals say they experienced Sunday scare ease and 41% say the pandemic has caused them or made them worse..
"mike wells" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"He has to believe he's going to get it done because I believe if Carson winds can't get back on track in Indianapolis I'm not sure he's going to get back on track as far as being a starting quarterback in the NFL again if he can't happen here in Indy, I don't think it happens in any other place, so I don't think he has no choice. But to get back on track, and I can. I don't believe there's any other coach in the NFL. They can do it. Uh, maybe Bruce as well as or other than then Frank wreck, But I just don't know if what broke for Carson Wentz was losing Frank Reich. I mean to me. Playing behind a pretty crappy offensive line. All the injuries really added up. And he looked like a completely different player, especially last year when you know he deserved and got benched and deservedly deservedly, so. I don't think anybody in Philly Was crying about Carson Wentz being let go remember? You know, you got to give him some credit for them getting to that Super Bowl because I think what were they 11 to or something? Don't quote me on that. But there was something close to that when Wentz got hurt. In that Super Bowl season, But it was Nick Foles. That's going to have the statue of the Philly special built of him outside of that stadium like it was not. Carson Wentz. Do you think he's the quarterback of the Colts? Game one in 2022? Yes, Yes, I I am saying I'm going 99.9% sure, because you know why He's gonna have the most efficient season of his NFL career next season. Erin, I'm not backing off of that. So let it be written. So let it be done from Mike Wells, who you can read all about when he writes about the Colts. On ESPN dot com with ESPN.
"mike wells" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"The Clippers, who fell on their face in the bubble. And then really injuries assuming they lose this series. What did the men here know? Kawai? No surge. Ibaka there. No Kawai thing. You know when that happened, the odds of them winning this series are winning the title. Really disappeared. They're not 32 to 1 if you wanted to grab him at Caesars, William Hill to win the championship, But what do you think The next step is for them? Because CO I Leonard has this opt out. And I guess there's a little buzz that maybe he's played his last game in L. A Listen. First of all, Erin. So you're basically saying the Clippers have no chance doing this series already talking about off season plans for the L. A clippers while in his future, So you're saying you're saying The Phoenix Suns are going to win this series. I think the Clippers are out of gas. I think they smoke and mirrors that with great coaching from Tyler Leuffer about, you know, a couple games of the Jazz series, and they've been in every game in this series, but To me. They just looked pretty spent last night and and less. Kawai is going to rub some miracle juice on his knee or whatever from space jam and, you know, I just don't think that they're going to be able to come back and pull this off down three games to one. Well, the fact that quiet Leonard sitting up in the sweet during the game, Mike Green, China, they were on the run, and Mike Green, many common by how excited So I looked in the camera panned on him, and he just looked like I'd rather be any. He'd rather be anywhere but inside the Staples Center you made you made a great point about them being guest they've played. I think I saw its that they played 17 games in the past 35 days. But you know what? No air That's their fault is their fault. They decided to digger Digger ao two whole at the start of each of the series, so that you can't you get no sympathy. They're getting zero. Zilch nodded no sympathy for me because they think they can just flip a switch. But you know what? The Phoenix Suns are not. They're not the Dallas Mavericks. They're not the Utah Jazz. They are relatively healthy roster. Donovan Mitchell was dealing with an ankle injury last series. So back to your point, and Dallas was a flawed team. And the Clippers were I mean, it was it was, it was, it was Luca and Larry. You know, Larry, Moe and Curly. You didn't know who else is going to show up besides Luca on a nightly basis, so Yeah, there was no supporting cast for Luke and at Dallas Series. So I do agree with you. And I said this show they had co I, by the way, you know for for most of those games in those other series until tied it up in two against Utah, so that I mean, that's the other major factor. You have to consider. What what? What do you make Mike of Co wise attitude You brought up this. He's not sitting on the bench thing. What the heck do you think is going on there? I mean, I don't know if it's the health thing that you know he needs to keep his knees to his legs stretched out or whatnot. But if that's the case, why not just say staying home on the couch staying on my couch? You can text Paul George at halftime and say, Hey, I'm seeing these rotations. Do you need to make these kind of adjustment But sitting up there? I don't like that Look. You see a lot of injured guys sitting on the bench if they're capable of sitting on the bench or they're back in the training room or there at home watching the game. I just don't like Y Leonard sent up there. You made mention you think why this might requires last go with the Clippers. Yeah, I don't. I was talking to pat our producer before you were probably eating your everything, bagel and whatever, you know butter on butter at the at the time, but, um Twice, not he's not. He didn't seem like a ring chaser like he didn't seem like he's gonna be like. All right, let me go bounce around. He got traded from from San Antonio to Toronto. He went back home to L. A via free agency. Right. Where else could you see? Quiet doesn't have that personality doesn't come across that that person that like you know what? I'm gonna go ahead and let me go down to Miami with Jimmy Butler. Let me go to New York with Julius Randle. Or let me go across town, LeBron and a D. I just don't see that in the quiet And I think Ty Blue has a but I think it's really hard to know. Uh, Mike, because he doesn't talk really is right. He doesn't talk. He also, you know, I I actually thought it's got to be himself. But I was surprised that he was sitting up there showing no emotion for his team last night like he's just there on a big run in the third quarter, where they outscored Phoenix 32 19 and got back into the game. And they hit a big three and Mike Breen is going crazy, and that building is popping and Breen says, Look at all that bang! Look at all that energy and quiet is sitting there. Just looking like he's about to fall asleep in the suite. So I wouldn't I I don't know. I just don't that there was something about it that for the first time, and I know he's wanted to get back to L a for his entire career. And now that he's there, you think he's going to stay. There was something about that moment that made me for the first time. Think Ha! I wonder if he's got his eyes somewhere else. It is Sunday morning, ESPN radio ESPN app. I'm Aaron Goldhammer with Mike Wells. I was a little surprised that you thought this morning that not Phoenix should be the favorite to win the title..
"mike wells" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"ESPN app download now this week on Sunday night baseball Swinging a fly ball well hit left center field. It's got Chris sprayers with the National League's best to go a head to head at Dodger Stadium in the Chicago Cubs, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, and that's in there got him looking Clayton Kershaw on quite a roll. The Cubs at the Dodgers coverage begins at six Eastern on ESPN Radio and on ESPN. Presented by credit karma. Mm hmm. Rick Carlisle is back in Indiana hired as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers earlier this week. Filling one of the many coaching openings that took place this cycle in the NBA. It's Darien Melon, ESPN radio ESPN APP on your smart speaker by saying play ESPN radio. It's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk Wireless a really interesting quote. I want to read to you. About this higher and kind of the overall optics about what's happening in Indiana and Mike Wells, who covers the Colts for E. ESPN's NFL nation, also spent a lot of years covering the Indiana Pacers. And you were around Mike the last time that he was that Rick Carlisle was the head coach from 3 4000 and seven In Indiana, so I wanted to get your take on this quote from Reggie Miller on Carlisle's return, said quote. I think it's I think it's more so time now for the players currently with the Pacers to start looking at themselves in the mirror because they ran off Nate McMillan, a Final four coach here. First year head coach. Maybe Orkin was gone after one year, so the players have no more excuses. Now they're getting a Hall of Fame coach to come in a guy that's won a championship. It's time for these players to start looking in the mirror a little bit. Do you think that the players like what is it about the Pacers players that give them I guess the credence in a way to run off head coaches. Do you see what Reggie Miller is saying? Is that salad? Brady Miller is 100% correct with that. You know they they ran off Nate McMillan because he was old school too tough on them. You know, he wanted to have you know the shootarounds and stuff on game days. Practices were tough. They were, too. They He was too hard too hard on these players. Nate Bjorkman comes in. He's too soft on the players. He's way too soft and had no control of the locker room had locker room issues communication issues not only with the players but also his own coaching staff. So what is it, you know? Do the players want to be pushed, or they just want to be lack of days ago and not be pushed. They can't have it both ways and we we mentioned I mentioned earlier in the show How it is a player's league. The players ran off these past two coaches at the Indiana Pacers have had And Nate McMillan right now is, you know in a 11 series tie in the Eastern Conference finals with the Milwaukee Bucks coaching the Atlanta Hawks, and before people start tweeting me, they're going to say, Well, the Pacers don't have a tray young You know what The Pacers had of Paul George. They also had a victor Oladipo. And if your best players are not buying into your coaching philosophy You're in trouble. Trae Young is buying into Nate McMillan. And when Trey young bodies into it, everybody else follows suit. Now. Rick Carlisle is coming here in Indiana and I spent, you know, 2.5 seasons covering Carlisle Carlisle. It has more of that old school approach to. He is very, very detailed on how he goes about things from the shootarounds and from the practices he he likes to have control of the point guards as far as running the place the players have to get into. They have to buy into this or at some point, Kevin preacher, the general manager, I mean, giving the president and Chad Buchanan, the general manager, the Pacers Going to say these players just aren't tough enough. We got to get players in here. We're willing to buy into the head coach because unfortunately for the Pacers That's what happened. They have not. The players have not bought into the coach, and they have in my mind underachieved. I'm not saying their top four or five team in the Eastern Conference, but they have under achieved because of the players not buying into what the head coach wants to get accomplished in this organization. Here's what? I don't understand what gives these players the right to do that, because last I checked. This team has not made it out of the opening round. Since the 2013 14 season they can get to the playoffs. They didn't guarantee contracts. Courtney that's what it is. Selfishness. They didn't make the post season this year, maybe organ out. But before that, in the bubble, they get swept by the heat. They get swept by the Celtics the year before they that they take the Cavs 2 to 7 in 2017 18 season And then the year before that, they get swept by the Catholic. There's just like this common theme here that I don't know if you put that all on coaching To me. A lot of that is the execution by who's actually out on the court doing that, so it doesn't give them a right to Claim. Okay? Yeah, Players League. This is this coaching decision isn't working. I mean, Rick Carlisle has won a championship. The players that are on this team and that will be on this team going forward. 2021 22 season coming up. None of them have won a title. And I mean, yes, Rosters can change And all of that, But no one currently on that team. Correct me if I'm wrong is won a title. So I think you have to listen and open your ears and be willing to be coached differently, because if you if you feel such a tumultuous season Under Nick Nate..
Photographing the Great Outdoors
"Most popular genre photography is outdoor. But in my experience. I've seen i've seen the range from. Okay can a mediocre outdoor to outstanding stunning. Just just how did how did that person get. That shot kind of right up. How other than just shooting and shooting inputting mileage on your shutter finger for the photographers that went to get to the level of having a number of covers like you like you have or at your level of work. Give us some tips like how. How do you get good. Well gosh that's a tough on right. You know like any other aspect of photography. A lot of it comes from dedication just shooting a lot. The other part of it and this goes for a lot of these kind of vertical. Sports will call him so rock climbing kayaking surfing back country skiing the photographers that are shooting sports like that are very much involved. In the sport itself they are an active participant in board. You can't be a country unless you're back country skier you. Anyone can go to a surf competition and sit at the end of the beach and shoo in Jaws that's the big. I think that's yeah. That's in hawaii and anyone can sit there and shoot it with a long lens but if you're not a part of that community if you're not ingrained in the surf world there's really not much you can do at that photo if that makes sense so yeah so for all these sports big part of it is actually living and breathing the sport itself so a lot of people are kind of disheartened when they hear. They're like oh so. I have to move if i want to be a ski photographer after move to whistler a mike well yeah basically you do
Follow the Money on Wuhan Lab Leak Theory
"The story. I was telling you about four. It's called Beijing's useful idiots. It's in my newsletter and I strongly Strongly Strongly encourage you to read it. Kind of like God, Tom Cruise from a few good men. I object. I strenuously object. Well, I don't strenuously object. You reading this article, Beijing's useful idiots. It's an unheard dot com By Ian Burrell. It is a damning indictment of the science infrastructure that was used to wave you off the lab league theory. We all know what happened now we all know it's likely matter of fact, I believe at this point probable that this virus leaked from a lab covid 19, obviously. That's not the story. We know that the story is. How are we waved off it for so long? And how were we? Conservatives attacked for promoting man that phone lines lit up fast? Sorry, Producer Mike Well, this article just on dresses everyone behind it rather than going through the beginning. I discussed earlier on my show. I'm gonna discuss this part because it matters. Here's a quote from the peace again. It's in my newsletter today, Bongino dot com slash newsletter. If you want to check it out. Bunch Basia. Beijing's useful idiots. It's important to get to motive. Motive matters. Why? Why did people at nature science magazines respect? Formerly respected science journals, The Lancet nature or why did they? Why were they so invested in making the most likely theory disappearing? Ladies and gentlemen, if you're at home, you know right now, the answer. You know it. What's the answer? Follow the money. Always follow the money. Follow the money trail. You will always get your answer every single time.
"mike wells" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"ESPN radio alongside Mike Wells and Myron Metcalf. I'm Joe Fortune ball, and it is a big day. For the world of basketball as the 2020 Yes. 2020 Hall of Fame class will be inducted into the Naysmith Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. The speeches are set to be given in the next few hours will break to it. If something pops up that we'd like to share with you, but the three big headliners tonight, Myron Tim Duncan. Kevin Garnett and none other than the late great Kobe Bryant. We've been sharing stories with listeners. We've been sharing stories with each other throughout the course of the show, Kobe Bryant when he comes to mind, is there specific moment, a specific game specific error that stands out to you? That is just Pure vintage Kobe. Well, I think maybe off the court I'd covered in instantly Tournament game a couple years back, and he and bloody healed Who's now with the Sacramento Kings that formed a relationship and I looked up and Kobe's there once, but there's a lot of buzz about that. He's like in the eighth row. Just kind of hanging out. And I remember after the game, Buddy Hill goes up and he was talking to Kobe and you could just see just sort of all struck He Woz. It was like his idol was in front of him, and I think That's what Kobe Bryant represented for this generation of players. They wanted to be him. Hey, wanted to you, Mike, but they wanted to be him. I think more than anything, of all the incredible moments he's had five championships coming out of high school. To me. It's just the fact Mike that he carried that wait. I mean, this guy who had to be good the buzz out of high school and then you're in l A. They're just so many reasons that a player in that position who was 17 when he was drafted, I believe would have failed. Jerry West believed in him, and he's lived up to the hype and some you just kind of wish he was here I was. You definitely wish he was here, but I think it'll be a great celebration of his life and career at the Hall of Fame today. We We know about Kobe, the basketball player and obviously what he's you know, touch something lives. What I liked about him was it wasn't just about the MBA. I mean, he loved going to W NBA games, taking his daughter G there and, you know, coaching, helping coach that they're a team. That's a side that I liked about Kobe. It wasn't just that he you know the multiple championships that he won the competitive side trying to go toe to toe. And when, as many titles as Michael Jordan and being arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, it was his idea his soft side and when I say soft, I don't mean truly soft but decide that you know the passionate side of wanting to have his daughter, you know, be one of the best basketball players in her age group and just support the WN BA players. It's funny. I was on a flight to Phoenix. Prior to the pandemic, and I just happen to get sitting, too, said I was sitting next to a family and their daughter that was on the one on the diving team in the Olympics. And they went over the Beijing in pretty for the Olympics. What was it? 22,008 of them always taken? You know, eight, And they said that Kobe would be in all the different events and they were showing me pictures on your phone of Kobe. Just being a spectator. So while he wanted to be the passionate side of being in the gym nonstop, like like Joe mentioned a story earlier. He also wanted to support others, and that's what I liked about Kobe Bryant and in part B was when he towards Achilles. And he got back in no time. The following season, He wanted to be on the basketball court and show that he was still one of the top dogs. Mike Wells, Myron Medcalf, Joe 14 Ball. This is Game day on ESPN radio. It's fascinating to sit back and look at it as a whole because this was one of the few individuals we got to watch from a very young age mature all the way through being an adult. Mean, we get introduced to a lot of these guys. Maybe when they're in college, you know, Think about college football. We got to meet Trevor Laurence a little bit. We got to know a little bit about his private life. But now we're going to see him as a football player. You know, we heard about Kobe early because his father was Joe Bryant, former basketball player right? And you know he's overseas growing up in Italy, So you hear about them a little bit much like you heard about a guy like Bryce Harper or Stephen Strasburg, for example. Or LeBron James, and then he comes into the public eye with no college. So we're meeting him at 17 and 18 years old and then immediately traded to Los Angeles, which Musicians, Actors, athletes, whatever it could be, could fall temptation to all of that. And just wash out almost immediately. 18 years old. Oh, by the way, you're playing with shack. Oh, by the way right away, you're playing for titles. Like putting all that on the shoulders and then watching them grow up, watching him play well, watching him make mistakes both on and off the court, watching him grow, watching him learn, watching him evolve and get married and evolve and have Children and evolved from from more than just this young basketball player. That was at one point notice Joe Bryant's kid to ultimately Kobe Bryant. Leader, community leader. White husband, Father mentor All these things later in life. I mean, that's why I think it stung so badly to see him taken away from all of us because we had watched that progression and he was getting better and better and better. And obviously, the basketball. You know, you get older in the game falls apart a little bit. That's gonna happen, everyone, but as a human, it just got better and better watching him throughout. And I think that was the toughest thing for so many of us, Myron When he was taken away. So young and so tragically is that we have been watching just greatness on and off the court grow. Over two plus decades. Yeah, and to watch Michael Jordan, shedding tears at the memorials for Kobe Bryant and to share about their relationship, and it was almost like Michael Jordan was saying Maybe that was the one guy who understood me. Like like you. Even though he was younger, they had the same mindset on became friends. And, Yeah, you wish she was here. You know, this is such a tragic thing to think back to what happened. But you're also happy that his life will be celebrated like Mike to me. That group of guys Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant. Who go from high school to the pros right away. I think that's the last generation of high school legends. And I say that because we saw LeBron James, playing from his sophomore year on All of these guys travel the world now and they play each other, so there is a lot of mystery. About these players, even if they go into college or go right away to the MBA, whereas Kobe Bryant, it was a mystery Wait, he's doing what in Philly and then you had Kevin Garnett wait. He's doing what in Chicago, so I think they represent that last generation of legendary preps players and they're both lived up to the height. Well, you know, that was the time the pre YouTube videos where you know people were clicking on him nonstop. I mean, LeBron had people following him nonstop from, you know, like you said, from the age of, you know, essentially 14 15 years old, but that's that generation. Where, Okay. Were they went through that run with Garnett 95. Then you had Jermaine O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and 96. I don't member of stop my head who came on 98, but they had all those people, you know, pop popping up and just making that that starting that run of Let's make this jump..
"mike wells" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"I'm Joe Fortune Ball and Urban Meyer's at it again, providing content for the masses. Say what you want about Meyer. He's a winner. You want it? You told me when it Florida he wanted Ohio State. But in each of those stops, there's also some controversy that has bubbled up from time to time. Fire recently in the role of analysts, then hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and a bit of a surprise to be the team's new head coach, along with Trent Baalke, the former 40, Niners general manager who took over the same role with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Well, it started off on a bit of an interesting foot. Meyer as part of his initial staff, hired Chris Doyle to be his strength and conditioning coach. This was a controversial higher to say the least as Doyle, previously at the University of Iowa. Was deemed to have made some racist comments that were the subject of much debate. And that led to a lot of controversy. The pressure became so much for the Jaguars that very quickly after hiring Chris Doyle, they parted ways with Chris Doyle and they moved in a different direction. Okay, so maybe you chalk that one up is a mistake. Judge it how you want Then the Jacksonville Jaguars going to the NFL draft and select Clemson quarterback Trevor Laurence number one, but it's what they did in the twenties. Later in the first round. That was more surprising. It's Lawrence, his teammate, Clemson running back Travis ETI N They believe the 24th overall pick. It shouldn't be much of a surprise. He teams a hell of a running back right up until urban Meyer said. They drafted him to be a third down, running back and with running backs and that position being devalued more and more over the course of the years. Leads you to wonder. Why would you draft a running back in the first round on Lee to play him on third downs? Then comes this story today. Speaking to the media, Urban Meyer told reporters that first round running back Travis ETI N will take all of his mini camp wraps at the wide receiver. Position. Quote. Worst case scenario, You have a running back. That's elite with receiver skills, Meyer said. So if you're Trevor Laurence right now, Myron Medcalf. What do you think about the state of your organization? Before you've even taken a meaningful snap? You're saying we might be in trouble because it's not clear that urban buyer knows what he's doing like you have to wonder Mike Wells if he's trying to win a BCS championship this season, because that's the only way reason you would approach a season. This way. I mean, you're taking a first round running back. You already start by saying he's not going to be your starter, and now you're just gonna move him to another position. It's not like you just become a wide receiver after being a running back, and I know 18 can't catch the ball out of the backfield. But that's a whole different assignment. Here's the other great challenge. They don't need another wide receiver. That's one of their best areas on that team. That's one of the team the area where people are like you're good there James Robinson and company so it just to me kind of feels and it's early. Like Urban Meyer might not be that great at trying to build out a team in the NFL. When you're recruiting in college. That's a whole different thing. When you're recruiting at Florida and Ohio State, all the great talent comes to you. The NFL is a completely different challenge. And right now I don't know how you can have a ton of confidence in our urban Meyer has approached his first couple of months. Hey, Urban Meyer. You're you're not in Columbus. You're not in Gainesville. You not in Salt Lake City. You're not at bowling green. Wherever wherever that town is that bowling green a university is that You're you can't come in and think you can just transition to make all these changes right away and make changes with players. I think it's gonna work in the NFL Leia level You're playing against the best of the best in the NFL. This is not the college level. That's where urban's gonna learn that very quick did What you had in the college game. Does that transition to the NFL all the time? It works for some, but it does doesn't have a high success level. And you're right. If I'm travel like, Oh, my God, I'm glad to be the number one overall pick. But I got a college coach that thinks he's coming in and playing Madden or something. They just take her and with guys, let's go ahead and move this guy from from this spot to this spot, and you made it. You guys both made an excellent point. Running backs. You don't see first round picks. The one of our position like there used to be back in the day because the shelf life is so much shorter and you can get those guys in the later rounds and then come in and give you what the first round picks. Capable of doing so, you you want to put up a wide receiver? That's a challenge. I have one here. Now, he minds who played wide receiver and moved the running back from college and NCC. It's not easy to make a transition from any position. Tim Tebow, Tebow. But yeah, so urban, he may be getting a little ahead of himself, and he's gonna get a dose of reality Pretty quick once the regular season starts If he keeps trying to tinker like this, Myron, help me out with something. Why is it that we've seen the guy? I have so much success in his field at so many different places..
"mike wells" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"My name is Joe 14 ball, and it's great to have you with us today. Unless, of course you're from Wisconsin. And then you probably just trying to figure out What is your football season going toe look like and who is going to be lining up under center as the Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers drama continues to unfold For the first time since the NFL draft, the Packers coaching staff met with the media. This week, and here's what head coach Matt Leflore had to say about a starting quarterback. Have you got nothing new toe update and we still obviously feel the same way. It's you know, we want him back in the worst way. I know he knows that. You know, we'll continue to work at it each and every day. How do you prepare Jordan love? Do you start to work on him as though he's going to be the starters? I'm not gonna make any assumptions about anything at this point. We're just gonna take a day to day football. Unfortunately, there's someone controlled circumstances that can happen and You know, you might be one play away from getting your opportunity. And this Lee, you might only get one opportunity. So you better be prepared for that. Mike Wells. What are the odds? Aaron Rodgers is starting for the Green Bay Packers. Come week one in your opinion. Man, I'm going to say less than 50%. It seemed like Aaron Rodgers is at the point where there's there's no going back. I mean, the packers are basically, you know, make some, you know, they wanna beg and plead to get Aaron. To come back, But you know, he sacrificed a lot in his career, and you think about what he's been able to do with the lack of talent around and I remember I was taking you from along you from walking right? Yeah, right. Oh, yes. Well, okay, So there's this little salt in the wound with my ring right now. He's a Wisconsin got right now. Joe s so That's what I was gonna give you the opportunity to set the table so he could come in all angry. I you think about it. I mean, you know, right now it's all about the blame game, whose right is in Roger's Being a baby about this is the pounding. I'm team Aaron Rodgers on this one. I'm like, Listen, let's get a contract. Let me get the contract extension. Give me more money, do whatever it takes to come in with that said, though. If I'm the Packers, I'm like, All right, Jordan love you gotta prepare yourself. You've got to get ready. Just in case this doesn't work out. You need to be prepared to be the starting quarterback. You're that guy we took in the first round in the 2020 draft. Get yourself right. Because there's an air rah just this time. This time in like 34 months, Aaron Rodgers could be hosing Jeopardy Still. Yeah, it might be better for him because I don't know if he wants to be a part of this mess. I think here's the thing and I did grow up in Wisconsin around a lot of crazy Packers fans. It's a very spoiled franchise, and it's a very, very spoiled fan base has had 30 years of Hall of Fame quarterbacks. And now they're saying to themselves. Wait a minute. Are we gonna be like the Chicago Bears? Right? This is kind of weird. Packers fans are right now. But it's their own fault. How do you mess up a relationship with an M V p quarterback like how do you not restructure his deal? How do you not go after more wide receivers to make him happy when it's put you in a position to compete to get to the Super Bowl? Like to me. The arrogance of the package. Front office is why we're here. They decided they were gonna put their stamp on the team. So we're gonna go out and get Jordan love. Okay, You're going to get a guy who was third inefficiency in the mountain West, which is a real thing. We're gonna go out and get a guy who doesn't catch footballs from Aaron Rodgers, even though we could have Why would you do this to a guy who's playing at this level? I can't think Joe of the last time that a franchise had a reigning M v P and somehow messed it up but introducing your 2021 Green Bay pack. I think it's an excellent point. And I think the reason behind it because people always people say that all the time. How is it that you could go this many drafts without getting this guy some help? How is it? You don't spend money in free agency to help this guy? I think the answer. I'm not saying it's right. I think the answer is, if you're in the front office or coaching staff of the Green Bay Packers, you look at what Aaron Rodgers does for that offense. And you say Our offense is good As long as it has Aaron Rodgers. Let's spend our assets elsewhere. Let's worry about other things. It's the same thing in Seattle. We're always complaining about one of two things for Seattle. They either don't have a line to protect Russell Wilson. Or they don't have weapons for Russell Wilson to catch the ball, And yet they're always in the playoffs. And why would that be? Russ is so good. He elevates the play around him, so the team looks elsewhere to address other problems. Well for us is good enough to have. This is the top 10 offense. We got to improve the defense Fair in Rogers is good enough to have a seven top five offense. We need to improve the defense. The problem is that they don't make enough adjustments on that side to build the guy out because Roger's 11 Super Bowl and he did it with the best defense he ever had led by guys like Clay Matthews, So I think that's number one number two. Any married guy driving around right now knows exactly how this is going to end either divorced or you are going to spend a lot of money. Trying to show the other side of the equation. How much they mean to you? Because you ain't trading for Julio Jones. That salary cap number isn't gonna work. So right now you have done something wrong. And you have to apologize. And Aaron Rodgers done. Want to hear your words? Mike Wells. He wants to see your money. That's the on Lee way They're gonna be able to bring this thing back together. So long story short and Rogers and come back is gonna be better. The Packers Myron, Let me ask you this being a Packers. A guy from Wisconsin. Do you believe in Rogers will play another step? Where the Green Bay Packers? No, no, I think it's just too far like this is the kind of dude who still remembers everyone who told me he wouldn't be good enough. Like the personality of an Rogers. A big part of this goes to Junior college. Then he goes to Cal Pac 12 School, but not your USC. Then he's gotta wait in the green room, and he gets taken in the back of the first round. Then he's gotta wait three years before he gets his chance behind Brett. Far this has got is a guy whose entire life is built on. I'm going to show you and then he finally shows you and he feels like the Packers aren't backing him. I just don't think he's the kind of guy that can go into room. Sit down and say, Okay, let's just put this all behind us. He's not built like that. But how do you not listen to your M V p. Every single quarterback in the NFL has the same wish list in the offseason, Joe weapons That's what their entire list says. Hey, what do you all need this offseason weapons and the Packer said, Well, why don't we give you a cornerback? No. Why would give you Jordan love? This is their fault They don't deserve And right when we give you drink, I mean, look at you. You can't be happy if you're Aaron Rodgers and you look at Tom Brady. You go to a place where you've got God within Evans and Brady says I want Antonio Brown and the organization goes. Okay. You're Tom Brady. Here's Antonio Brown. Then he gets a Super Bowl. If you're Rogers, you're like, Why is it.
"mike wells" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Wisconsin and then you're probably just trying to figure out what is your football season going toe look like and who is going to be lining up under center as the Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers drama continues to unfold for the first time since the NFL draft, the Packers coaching staff met with the media. This week, and here's what head coach Matt Leflore had to say about his starting quarterback. Have you got nothing new toe update and we still obviously feel the same way. It's you know, we want him back in the worst way. I know He knows that. You know, we will continue to work at it each and every day. How do you prepare Jordan love? Do you start to work on him as though he's going to be the starters? I'm not gonna make any assumptions about anything at this point. We're just gonna take a day to day football. Unfortunately, there's someone controlled circumstances that can happen and You know, you might be one play away from getting your opportunity and this lead. You might only get one opportunity, So you better be prepared for that. Mike Wells. What are the odds? Aaron Rodgers is starting for the Green Bay Packers. Come week one in your opinion. Man, I'm going to say less than 50%. It seemed like an Rogers is at the point where there's there's no going back. I mean, the packers are basically, you know, make something you know, they wanna beg and plead to get Aaron. To come back, But you know he's sacrificed a lot in his career, and you think about what he's been able to do with the lack of talent around in my refinement was taking you from along you from walking right? Yeah, I like it. Oh, yes. Well, okay, So this will this will salt in the wound in my room right now. He's a Wisconsin got right now. Joe s so That's what I was gonna give you the opportunity to set the table so he could come in all angry. I you think about it. I mean, you know Right now. It's all about the blame game, whose right is in Roger's Being a baby about this is the pounding. I'm team Aaron Rodgers on this one. I'm like, Listen, let's get a contract. Let me get the contract extension. Give me more money, do whatever it takes to come in with that said, though. If I'm the Packers, I'm like, All right, Jordan love you gotta prepare yourself. You've got to get ready. Just in case this doesn't work out. You need to be prepared to be the starting quarterback. You're that guy we took in the first round in the 2020 draft. Get yourself right. Because there's an Iraq just this time. This time in like 34 months, Aaron Rodgers could be holes in jeopardy Still It might be better for him because I don't know if he wants to be a part of this mess. I think here's the thing and I did grow up in Wisconsin around a lot of crazy Packers fans. It's a very spoiled franchise, and it's a very, very spoiled fan base has had 30 years of Hall of Fame quarterbacks. And now they're saying to themselves. Wait a minute. Are we gonna be like the Chicago Bears? Right? This is kind of weird. Packers fans are right now. But it's their own fault. How do you mess up a relationship with an M V p quarterback like how do you not restructure his deal? How do you not go after more wide receivers to make him happy when he's put you in a position to compete to get to the Super Bowl? To me. The arrogance of the Packers front office is why we're here. They decided they were gonna put their stamp on the team. So we're gonna go out and get Jordan love. Okay, You're going to get a guy who was third inefficiency in the mountain West, which is the real thing. We're gonna go out and get a guy who doesn't catch footballs from Aaron Rodgers, even though we could have Why would you do this to a guy who's playing at this level? I can't think Joe of the last time that a franchise had a reigning M v P and somehow messed it up. But introducing your 2021 Green Bay pack. I think it's an excellent point. And I think the reason behind it because people always people say that all the time. How is it that you could go this many drafts without getting this guy some help? How is it? You don't spend money in free agency to help this guy? I think the answer. I'm not saying it's right. I think the answer is, if you're in the front office or coaching staff remained Packers You look at what Aaron Rodgers does for that offense, and you say Our offense is good as long as it has Aaron Rodgers. Let's spend our assets elsewhere. Let's worry about other things. It's the same thing in Seattle were always complaining about one of two things for Seattle. They either don't have a line to protect Russell Wilson. Or they don't have weapons for Russell Wilson to catch the ball, And yet they're always in the playoffs. And why would that be? Russ is so good. He elevates the play around him, so the team looks elsewhere to address other problems. Well, if Russ is good enough to have this is the top 10 offense, we got to improve the defense fair in Rogers is good enough to have a set of the top five offense. We need to improve the defense. The problem is that they don't make enough adjustments on that side. To build the guy out because Roger's 11 Super Bowl and he did it with the best defense he ever had led by guys like Clay Matthews, So I think that's number one number two. Any married guy driving around right now knows exactly how this is gonna end. Either divorced or you are going to spend a lot of money trying to show the other side of the equation. How much they mean to you? Because you ain't trading for Julio Jones. That salary cap number isn't gonna work. So right now you have done something wrong. And you have to apologize. And Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to hear your words. Mike Wells. He wants to see your money. That's the on Lee way They're gonna be able to bring this thing back together. So long story short and Rogers and come back is gonna be better. The Packers Myron, Let me ask you this being the Packers. A guy from Wisconsin. Do you believe in? Rogers will play another step for the Green Bay Packers? No, no, I think it's just too far like this is the kind of dude who still remembers everyone who told me he wouldn't be good enough. Like the personality of an Rogers. A big part of this goes to junior college. Then he goes to Cal Pac 12 School, but not your USC. Then he's gotta wait in the green room, and he gets taken in the back of the first round. Then he's gotta wait three years before he gets his chance behind. Brett, from this has got is a guy whose entire life is built on I'm going to show you and then he finally shows you And he feels like the Packers are backing him. I just don't think he's the kind of guy that can go into room, sit down and say Okay, let's just put this all behind us. He's not built like that. But how do you not? Listen to your M V p. Every single quarterback in the NFL has the same wish list in the offseason. Joe weapons That's what their entire list says. Hey, what do you all need this offseason weapons and the Packer said, Well, why don't we give you a cornerback? No. Why would give you Jordan love? This is their fault. They don't deserve it right when we give you drift. I mean, look, you can't be happy. If you're Aaron Rodgers and you look at Tom Brady. You go to a place where you've got God wouldn't Evans and Brady says I want Antonio Brown and the organization goes. Okay. You're Tom Brady. Here's Antonio Brown. Then he gets a Super Bowl. If you're Rogers, you're like, Why is it that easy for those guys? So difficult for me to eat in tonight and National League battle as tonight in tonight. Excuse me as the Padres host. The Cardinals coverage begins at eight, P.m. Eastern on ESPN Radio and the ESPN app. We tell you.
"mike wells" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Hotline. We're gonna talk about the Los Angeles Lakers and whether or not it might be an advantage for them to play in the play in tournament this year in just a moment, But first, a reminder. Today is the day the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class will be inducted into the Naysmith Basketball Hall of Fame. And as a result, we want your stories. Your best stories from the greatest moments of these great careers headlined by Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant to name a few, so the phone lines are open all day. Triple eight, Say ESPN Triple 87 to 9. 3776 Jose in Texas. We appreciate the phone call Jose When you hear Kobe Bryant that name. What does it mean? What kind of memory comes to mind? Appreciate team called Jo Webb. Hey, I remember him. But he was with Pat Riley, coach Pat writer back then let him in the game. I make it 23 minutes. It was a Sunday game back then, you know MBA rules Sundays. Games all afternoon and Lakers and after the late game and you let him in for about three minutes if Don't say the Lakers already has Steffy plus wins that year wrapped up home court. And angle would California, huh? You got in there? He just Ran like a deer jumping kangaroo. You know, he was so excited. And now it's the first time I saw him because I've never heard him because a college just they come out of college and when you get jacked Think says all those Hollywood stars on that bench back there. You know how they all that Hollywood stars back then jumping on air? You know, you got something. So you know the thing I liked about him that he could speak. Already filed languages and so That to me, It's not just the plane. Just understanding of life. And I know here part in life that he didn't go too. Well. We all do that. But You kept going forward and God bless his soul. So I appreciate your time and everything to do guys. Thank you, Jose. We appreciate the phone call Just an update around the association, The New York Knicks in the Charlotte Hornets tied at 104 with 10 seconds to go that games at the Garden. The Phoenix Suns currently lead the San Antonio Spurs, 30 to 47. They're just underway in the second half, and LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have a five point lead 1 11 106 over the Indiana Pacers. That game's in Indiana, three minutes and 34 seconds to play alongside Mike Wells in my room, Medcalf I'm Joe 14 ball. Speaking of the Los Angeles Lakers, this is their 71st game through the 1st 70 there 40 30 10.5 out of first, but more importantly, Mike Wells there in seventh place in the Western Conference, and this year, seven places a place you do not wanna be, because it means you are going to be in the play in tournament now has him Now the Lakers could get past the Blazers. Possibly even the Dallas Mavericks on their way to trying to jump a couple teams But if they remain at seven They're no lot for the traditional post season. They're gonna have to win at least one game to get there. Could that be a good thing? Mike for a team that has battled so many injuries, as of late continuity has been a bit of an issue. No, My rule is the playoffs and anything anything can happen in the playoffs. Yes, you have LeBron James and Anthony Davis and they're the defending champs, but any as we have seen in years, past upsets happen. And I don't think Myron does probably doesn't wanna watch the playoffs in the Western Conference without LeBron James. Joe, would you want to watch the worst where circumference of playoffs and no no offense to? You know, Luka and Dame inspired her and Devin Booker. But the plaza about LeBron James just I did just blood. What it thought of my two invalidates whatever Utah Phoenix might do. I mean, that's unfair right? Because the Phoenix makes a run to the championship, or Utah does of the Clippers do That's great. But if the Lakers aren't in it, they're gonna be a lot of people go. Wait a minute. You call the Lakers at the right time. This is not necessarily legitimate. This is why it's so risky, Joe. Everyone saying they want LeBron James and the player playing game and they want to see him play, Steph. But what if they lose? You want LeBron James in the playoffs. You want Steph Curry in the playoffs, And I think that to me is what people should really be thinking about because for some reason, one of those teams are eliminated. It just won't be as fun to watch. If you want to build the case, a Zeman e have done over the last few years of LeBron over Jordan. These are the moments you want for LeBron to have to overcome on his way. Trying to take that mantle of greatest player of all time, and I know it's a tried and true radio topic. But LeBron is a one seed with a fully healthy team against the down conference that he just runs through. That's great. That's what greatness is supposed to do. And he has done that time and time again. LeBron James on a seven seed that has the face the Warriors of the Spurs or whatever. It may be to get into the playoffs with a bad ankle and a teammate and Anthony Davis was banged up and a supporting cast. That brings a lot of question marks to the table and a good jazz team. Suns team Nuggets team Clippers team Portland team Dallas team in the playoffs with you, That's the type of story that helps build the legacy, right. The front running stories are expected of you. When it's not expected of you and you go out there Mike Wells, and you get the job done. That's the stuff that turns a mere mortal into a legend. So, basically what you're saying is you want the Lakers to play to play it ever playing. Is that what you're saying? E? I like seeing him challenged because when he's challenged, we often see his best, and I like it when he's able to shut people up. People come in him all the time. People have been coming at him since he was on the cover of Asyut Want 16 years old? I'm not sure there's ever been an athlete in history who's had more pressure put on his shoulders and who time and time. I'm again has counterpunch that pressure back into the corner and into submission. If you don't like him more than Jordan, That's okay. I understand it. But these are the situations where I love seeing that guy rise above That's greatness. That's the opportunity for us, Mike to sit back and appreciate the greatness. I will say this there's I know the plans going Justin Year, too, but this will be the highest rated play in Syria's if if LeBron's innit But the rains will drop. If they do lose. It'll be enjoyable if he's in there, though. Yeah, I guess it's cool with the star power. But you know, this could quickly become like college basketball's first four. And you don't want to see LeBron James trying to leave Dayton into the first round of the playoffs in the NBA like that's not gonna be a cool thing going forward. Yeah, I would. I would agree with that as well because ultimately it all works. If he's in the playing and then in the actual playoffs, it doesn't work. If he's in the plane, and that's suddenly he's gone, and it's like well now, anybody else who wins quote didn't have to go through LeBron that ends up being a terrible problem alongside Mike Wells and Myron Medcalf. I'm Joe Foreign ball. This is Game day on ESPN radio. What is the legacy? The 2020 class off the Basketball Hall of Fame. That is what we are going to discuss. Next. This is Game day on ESPN radio. Hey,.
"mike wells" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Hotline. We're gonna talk about the Los Angeles Lakers and whether or not it might be an advantage for them to play in the play in tournament this year. Just a moment. But first reminder. Today is the day the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class will be inducted into the Naysmith Basketball Hall of Fame and as a result We want your stories. Your best stories from the greatest moments of these great careers headlined by Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant to name a few. So the phone lines are open all day. Triple eight, Say ESPN Triple 87293776 Jose in Texas. We appreciate the phone call Jose when you hear Kobe Bryant That name. What does it mean? What kind of memory comes to mind? Appreciate team called Jo Webb. Hey, I remember him. But he was Pat Roddy Coast, Pat right back there and let him in the game. I make 23 minutes. There's the Sunday game back then, you know MBA rules Sundays. Games all afternoon and Lakers in after a late game. And, uh, You let a man for about three minutes if Don't say the Lakers already has Steffy plus wins that year wrapped up home court. And angle would California. You got in there? He just Like a Deere jumping kangaroo. You know, he was so excited. And now it's the first time I saw him because I've never heard him because a college just they come out of college. And when you get checked Think says all those Hollywood stars on that bench back then you know how they all the other will start back then jumping in the air. Hey, you know you got something. So you know the thing I liked about him that he could speak. Only five languages and so That to me. It's not just the plane, but just understanding of life. And I know here part in life that he didn't go too. Well. We all do that. But Kept going forward and God bless his soul. So I appreciate your time and everything you do, guys. Thank you, Jose. We appreciate the phone call just an update around the association in New York Knicks and the Charlotte Hornets tied at 104 with 10 seconds to go that games at the Garden. The Phoenix Suns currently lead the San Antonio Spurs, 30 to 47. They're just underway in the second half, and LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers have a five point lead 1 11 106 over the Indiana Pacers. That game's in Indiana, three minutes and 34 seconds to play alongside Mike Wells in my room, Medcalf I'm Joe 14 ball. Speaking of the Los Angeles Lakers, this is their 71st game through the 1st 70 there 40 30 10.5 out of first, but more importantly, Mike Wells there in seventh place in the Western Conference, and this year, seven places a place you do not wanna be, because it means you are going to be in the play in tournament now has him Now the Lakers could get past the Blazers. Possibly even the Dallas Mavericks on their way to trying to jump a couple teams But if they remain at seven They're no lot for the traditional post season. They're gonna have to win at least one game to get there. Could that be a good thing? Mike for a team that has battled so many injuries, as of late continuity has been a bit of an issue. No, My rule is the playoffs and anything anything could happen in the playoffs. Yes, you have LeBron James and Anthony Davis and then the defending champs, but any as we have seen in years past Upsets happen. And I don't think Myron does probably don't wanna watch the playoffs in the Western Conference without LeBron James Joe, would you want to watch the West, where circumference of playoffs and note No offense to? You know, Luka and Dame inspired her and Devin Booker. But the plaza about LeBron James just How did this blood What is it? It's sort of my two Invalidates whatever Utah Phoenix might do. I mean, that's unfair right? Because the Penis makes a run to the championship, or Utah does and the Clippers do that's great. What if the Lakers aren't in it? They're gonna be a lot of people go. Wait a minute. You call the Lakers at the right time. This is not necessarily legitimate. This is why it's so risky, Joe. Everyone saying they want LeBron James and the player playing game and they want to see him play Steph, but what they lose. You want LeBron James in the playoffs. You want Steph Curry in the playoffs, And I think that to me is what people should really be thinking about because for some reason, one of those teams are eliminated. It just won't be as fun to watch. If you want to build the case, a Zeman e have done over the last few years of LeBron over Jordan. These are the moments you want for LeBron toe have to overcome on his way to trying to take that mantle of greatest player of all time, And I know it's a tried and true radio topic. But LeBron is a one seed with a fully healthy team against the down conference that he just runs through. That's great. That's what greatness is supposed to do. And he has done that time and time again. LeBron James on a 70 that has the face the warriors of the Spurs or whatever. It may be to get into the playoffs with a bad ankle and a teammate in Anthony Davis was banged up and a supporting cast. That brings a lot of question marks to the table and a good jazz team. Suns team Nuggets team Clippers team Portland team Dallas team in the playoffs with you That's the type of story that helps build the legacy, right. The front running stories are expected of you, but when it's not expected of you and you go out there, Mike Wells and you get the job done. That's the stuff that turns Mere mortal into a legend. So, basically what you're saying is you want the Lakers to play to play it ever playing e like seeing him challenge because when he's challenged, we often see his best, and I like it when he's able to shut people up. People come in him all the time. People have been coming at him since he was on the cover of Asyut Want 16 years old? I'm not sure there's ever been an athlete in history who's had more pressure put on his shoulders and who time and time again has counterpunch that pressure. Back into the corner and into submission. If you don't like him more than Jordan, that's okay. I understand it. But these are the situations where I love seeing that guy rise above That's greatness. That's the opportunity for us, Mike to sit back and appreciate the greatness. I will say this there's I know the plans going Justin Year, too, but this will be the highest rated play in Syria's if if LeBron's innit But the rains will drop if they do lose. It'll be enjoyable. If he's in there, though. Yeah, it's cool with the star power, But you know, this could quickly become like college basketball's first four. And you don't want to see LeBron James trying to leave Dayton into the first round of the playoffs in the MBA like that's not gonna be a cool thing. Going forward. E would agree with that as well because ultimately, it all works. If he's in the plane and then in the actual playoffs, it doesn't work. If he's in the plane and that suddenly he's gone, and it's like, well, now, anybody else who wins quote didn't have to go through LeBron that ends up being a terrible problem. Alongside Mike Wells and Byron Metcalf. I'm Joe 14 ball. This is Game day on ESPN radio. What is the legacy? Of the 2020 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame. That is what we are going to discuss. Next. This is Game day on ESPN radio..
"mike wells" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes brought to you by Chamber and Savings Bank. It's going on, Mike. Well, we've got an afternoon rush here, Ben. The South bound expressway is all brake lights coming out of the O'Neill tunnel. You pick up speed as he clear South Bay. You're back on the breaks down after Brian death could be worse north down to get that familiar stop and go granted after passing a Ponce. It's circle on your way in, but that's the worst of it on the north. Downside. Through three South is backed up coming off the expressway, but you're getting down past Union Street and route 18 just fine. 1 28 South. Not bad. It's slow here in the air through Needham and dead him. 90 three's backed up a little bit both ways exiting for route. 24 95 Southeast worst unusual. It's locked up well before rule, 1 40. Down into Attleboro from earlier problems. It's at least 15 minutes through that backup delays on and off the cape at the born bridge, which is down to one lane in both directions until around Memorial Day. As of right now, we're 20 fives back to the mile getting on on bio backup on route 28 getting off up to the north. Now let's check out the upper end of 1 28. That's where we find the WBC news radio traffic copter. We got the word is that may have once what do you know about up in Lexington was reports of a crash around two way We just made a way over there had a look. It's gone. So that's good news. Father up. You're going to find it slow from wind street in Burlington, up to 93 south of 1 28 still seeing delays every 35 Danvers Down Pass 1 14 I'm Christian AC and the WBC news radio traffic copter. 93 North balance heavy and slow Assembly square up into Medford. But after that, it's really fine all the way up to the New Hampshire line. Route three North, you lose some speed a password 60 to ruin North bound is slow going from Main Street in Saugus Up into Lynnfield. It's not the worst ever downtown. The Ted Williams Tunnel is good. So was the connector tunnel store drives backed up a little coming and delivered circle. The Tobin Bridge out bounds. Backed up the mass Turnpike is good coming out of Allston coming out through a native Delays on to 90 where West about two miles heading into downtown Worcester miking deputy busies traffic on the three hour checking the four day WBC Jack your weather forecasters, Brian There will be a fair amount of clouds around into tonight We'll see a low down between 45 50 intervals of clouds and sunshine for tomorrow. What is going to turn windy in.
"mike wells" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"The conversation. Follow us on Twitter at W. G. R 5 15 around the NFC north like Robin, Minnesota who joins us on ESPN radio. Rob, Go ahead. You guys you know, watching him beat the bears so many times and he'd be laughing on the sidelines. Man. Get on out of town. Go to Denver, and he proved what a jerk he is No offense. Just weekend, man. So he's the least favorite for me. Let me ask you this. What? What? Why do you blame Rogers for this? What? What did he do? That was that made him quote unquote, a jerk. Cause he would be laughing at my team and beaten our butts for so long. I just don't like him and plus, so this is personal. It's personal, basically saying his personal because the barristers weren't good enough to beat the Packers. That's all you're saying, Yeah. And guess what? The best pick the Bears have had since Walter Payton. Is this guy coming in, man? Go Justin Fields. So, Robbie, thank you for the call. So Rob is a He's a bear fan in enemy territory in Minnesota, who also doesn't like Rogers. But you know, you gotta understand how Rogers feels here. Do I think he is a drama King? Yeah, I do. I think that You know if I was in his shoes, I might have handled some of this privately. But I understand how Rogers feels. You know, I think it doesn't get this ugly Mike unless there's blame to go around, going all the way back to the draft last year in the Jordan love situation on both sides. No. There there is definitely there. There is blame to go around on, um But the one he blame I have for him. Rogers is to make it public. I mean, there were reports that they've gone to the Packers have gone out to California, met when Aaron Rogers clearly is not Not worked out the biggest question Mark. I think we probably need the answer is is this is his relationship flexible or they're gonna be getting divorced. Is it time for them to part ways and when they get divorced, who's moving out of the house, and when I say moving at the house? I mean, moving out of the organization who was gone? Who gets the stick and Pack. The Packers are talking like they have all the leverage and Rogers base the way you guys think you have control, but we'll see. We'll see what could be more stuff. They don't have all the leverage. If Erin doesn't want to play for them, and they won't trade him, he can say Okay, See you guys on the set of jeopardy. This reminds me of John Elway when he told the Baltimore Colts or the Indianapolis Colts. Had the Colts moved yet at that point. Were there any of course. Here where they said that they were still in Baltimore, right? Well, you were here was the 82 83 83 draft. Always said Look, if you guys think I'm gonna play for the Colts, you're wrong. I'll go play baseball over here for the New York Yankees rather than play for you, and it forced their hand. Rogers could do the same thing, except it's not being a baseball player. It's working like four days a year and making millions of dollars is the next toasted jeopardy. He has, unlike most players in this league options, and he's totally irreplaceable. So even if you want to put some of the blame for this on his shoulders, You could find another GM is good is Brian Guten? I can't even pronounce his name. Guten kissed Gooden kun's I'd find someone else to be the GM. I'd let Aaron Rodgers be the GM before I let Brian Guten kissed when a power struggle with him. Well, I think what this shows is another prime example. Something I think you know, you and I people in sports have realized this players control everything. This is they put No matter what sport it is, it is a player's league. Yep. And if you're good, and you have the power, you can do it in the NBA baseball whatever they can get away with it more because that contract guaranteed is not as easy in the NFL, but If you're good enough if you're a if you're in a v P, um, caliber player, you have an opportunity to control the narrative on everything. And that's what Aaron Rodgers is doing right now. In this situation, Mike, Let's ask this Triple eight. Say ESPN 887293776 If you ran the Packers right now, what would you say to Aaron Rodgers to try to fix this? I've been in a similar spot before, not with a franchise quarterback, but in a relationship. Okay, where I've kind of had to go back with my hat in hand and try to see if I can fix things. And sure there were things that she did wrong. Sure, there were things that I did wrong, but I was trying to get back on the same page. If you were the Packers now, now that this is public What? What? What do you say if you can get a meeting with Aaron Rodgers Man, you know you You don't want to come across as someone who's begging, begging and you know, pleading for forgiveness. That's probably what you did. Erin. In your situation you begging didn't work. It didn't work on everything, because it's an embarrassment. If you're if you're having to go beg and plead. You're not yet. I'm winning this You bear Roger. Like, Ha ha, You suckers! I got y'all. I got you. I'm telling everybody they came back begging and pleading that I forgive him. You hoping it Aaron could be mature enough to sit down face to face conversation. Air it all up. Everybody put on the table. No feelings hurt, but the reality is At this stage. I'd be shocked if that was going to happen there. Triple eight, say ESPN. Gavin is in Arizona's next up on ESPN radio. Hey, Gavin, you're on with Aaron, Goldhammer and Mike Wells. Go. Good morning, gentlemen. Thank you for having me. I'm in a unique situation. So I'm a lifelong Packers san lived in a Viking family, my entire life And as much as I want to get after Aaron Rodgers and say, Get over yourself when they drafted you and Brett Farve is still playing. He didn't demand Ted Thompson to be fired. He played it out. He he just kept playing and let us play to the talking. So for him to get upset about the Jordan Love draft pick is Seem pretty petty. But the flip side I've gone through with my father in law, many Christmases and counted during the decades of Brett Farve and Aaron Rodgers Packers, lad teams Vikings have had 30 some quarterbacks bears have had 30. Some quarterbacks is about 30. Seconds to bag to Packer. Gavin. Thank you for the call. The Packers have had two quarterbacks. During that whole time. And who knows? You know, Jordan Love could be the next franchise guy. But Mike that would be one heck of a bet for the Packers to make going in to next season. Straight ahead. The biggest names and the best names will get into it in the 2021 NFL draft. I'm Aaron Goldhammer. He's Mike Wells. This is Game day. On ESPN radio,.
Podcasting IS Branding with Chris Hines
"So i want to hear what what you love about podcasting and when i say that i say it because i think for me i had to use my voice to find it and i. I like to say that. Because until when i started i didn't i was like i just need to. I wanted my reputation but in like talking about things and force myself to use my voice. I kind of found. There's this trend. Like i keep talking about these things because when you get out of your head and you're just you're forced to talk every week you start to come up with. This is what. I'm kind of pissed off about today. This is what i'm talking about. There's a trend and so by using it. I kind of found like what i want to be passionate about before you like when you started to get into podcasting or even just now like what is it about podcasting. That is really you up and made you kind of focus on that. I've always had a strong opinion. And i've never really been afraid to speak my mind like public. Speaking never frightened me. I can't remember one distinct moment in high school. It was kinda one of those lazy days where the class wasn't doing anything. And i i just went to the first class and i just started talking to everybody and asking people questions and it was like open forum where we will just have it as mass discussion. It was about basketball. But i was standing in front of the class talking to everybody. We're argued about sports. My professor is like easier going to be a comedian republic speaker. And i was like oh of non much to do that so i can't ignore it later on in college. Isos forced to take a public speaking class. And at the time. I still was speaking publicly yet but i wanted me take discourse and actually did it and i attended and everything and i loved it and has been one of the best things ever so they got me so deep into podcasting is it's a way arcane consistently like you say use my voice in share my thoughts opinions on different things. It's just it's freedom for me. This is frida. I love it. I could not imagine life without it now. You have a show called the personal branding. Playbook it's one of your shows you of a few and in that show you talk about building personal brands podcasting and more one of the episodes you talked about. Why podcasting is the future. And i want to be fully biased. 'cause i always hold my whole my punches back mike. Well you could also do a youtube. You can also do a blog for me. Podcasting is what's right. Let's talk about that a little bit like. Why is podcast future. Because i want to convince some people today to just get off their butts and like try man now is the time i keep trying to tell people time because five years ago when i started podcasting people looked at me crazy. My family literally asked me. Why are you talking to yourself in a closet awesome. It was crazy years ago. now it's mainstream. everybody either has a show or they know somebody with what so. Now's the perfect time to start with. Because they are so popular right so the main reason. Why park has it gives. A future is because of the networking aspect. This is probably the most underrated feature of hosting a show. When you're host of apart as you don't always have to do interviews. In fact i advise you don't always interviews but you get to connect with some amazing people and they teach you so much like i've learned a lot from having conversations with people there. Were all my show. We built amazing relationships and in those same people some of them come back on my show again like bestselling authors like millionaires they. I've learned so much from these people. It's like my own masterclass like so the networking aspect is like the top for me. Yeah i think it's the same for me. And it wasn't what i thought when i went into it when i went into it i was like i want to this so that i can create content and so that i can become known for something and i was like what when i started interviewing people in fact when i started show it was a solo show and thirty episodes only solo show but i got coaching. 'cause i was like i love podcasting but i want to do it. That guy so. I found someone that was doing it well. And it turned out that like adding interviews changed everything for me because the networking it opened up doors and now and i introduced myself to people that i really said of being a fan boy and saying hey i love what you do. Love your book and i can be like. Hey i actually like to get into your book and ask you some questions that got you know to really dive deeper on something and they love that and i love all. They love it authors. Love it because it's like you first of all you bought my book. I appreciate that. Oh you wanna talk to me of book. Oh for sure like very rarely. Do i reach out for an interview and a person is like no. I don't wanna do that like it's very tell people all the time like the best part of the is you get to network and then everybody you wanna talk to wants to talk to you now. You will have a few. that are like busy. Maybe later this year but most of them are going to say yes. It's very rare that they're like nah. I don't wanna talk to you at all. That's very rare. I'm curious about your opinion on getting people started. And how you get them to go. And then i'll give you mine. But how do you get people started. What's like your path step one-two-three if you had to give someone a sequence to follow to be. Oh may step one is to have a goal for your show to many podcasts star with no go there just like i kinda wanna to sponsor i would like to sellable or i just want host. Show wanna talk. Whatever your decision is. That's fine but you have to have one goal. Step two is to have a theme for your show because if you just talking about everything and it's which is up every week i'm not subscribing. I'm pretty sure every park has listeners. Like this you have certain shows that are for entertainment for a certain type entertainment. You have go shows that you go to for news. Maybe have educational shows. So you have to figure out what you're famous for show and number three is to really have a direction like are you gonna do. Seasons isn't going to be solo. The it up a bit a what's your style of producing your show so the first stages for me. It's always planning like plan i am. I forgot how the saying goes. Who said it. What is it a sharpened a knife for ninety nine times and cut once measure nine times and cut once there. It is so it's the same day Exactly i think my my stepdad. You say measure twice. Cut once so that you don't like yeah you can mess up the would you don't want you cut it right. You've got it wrong your script. I love that now. I'd say the same thing. Honestly when i get people on a call i offer you know by talking for twenty minutes for free. It's no problem. I can't teach you how to watch a whole show but at twenty minutes. I bet you will get you in the vicinity of what the show is going to be about. Because if i asked you just a few questions you are the one who knows not just your the realm you know the the category you wanna be in but you typically know what it is. It makes you different. You just haven't said it out loud enough times for to for you to hear yourself. So i think if i can give people there to where they have a sense of. This is what i want to talk about. Then the fires lit up inside of them. And if you can get the show somewhat named even then like then it's their baby and like they're off to the races and then from there like don't worry about the people getting it done better than than perfect and i'm like i have mixed feelings about that but for me. I'm more like getting it done to where you've recorded something and not distributed it not putting. It tunes that literally just record some things a couple episodes solo interview. Whatever records some things. You can get a sense of what this could be for you if i can get you there and just tell you. Those couple of things might help you with that. Then i think you're golden and once you've experienced it then you'll have the passion to want to learn the things that are harder usually stop people though. Yeah yeah man. Because you know it's funny coming from the basketball world it's normalized for athletes and players to invest in himself to get better like that's a normal thing. If i'm telling you i'm working on going to the olympics are higher three trainers and i have a nutritionist. You will look at me crazy and say oh. That's good do well but podcasters don't have this approach to podcasting yet. It is worrisome to me because the industry is becoming bigger and bigger and bigger and more money being poured into it. But if you're not a podcast you can't see any of those benefits is not gonna work so you have to invest in yourself as a host to get better at your craft like you wanna learn how to interview and be a great interview. You have to learn that you don't just wake up one day and you're amazing at it because you wished it on night. It doesn't work like that. So i think we need to make it normal for people to invest in themselves to become a better park.
Should You Rent Live Streaming Gear?
"On this episode. You will learn why you should consider renting livestreaming gear before you make that final purchase decision. So gem let's talk about renting livestreaming gear. Yeah i think a lot of times. We make the assumption that we have to buy this stuff. But if you're in business especially if you're a business owner you're in the business of live streaming. You actually have some options that the the hobbyist may be necessarily doesn't and that is you can lease equipment. You can rent equipment for a short period of time. I mean i have a friend that runs a video production company. He doesn't own any of his cameras. He goes and rents them whenever he gets a job for a client. Because one thing that happens with gear is this stuff gets upgraded all the time and so sometimes trying to keep up with the latest and the greatest goes into one of your favorite phrases. Yes and it's a gas gear acquisition syndrome and basically. It's the fact that you know when we buy a piece of equipment we then wanna keep buying because we see what other people have or what kind of they're using for their live streaming setup. Now to your point jim. I mean when you buy equipment you know. It's it's an asset appreciable asset. So it's like buying a car. For example you buy it and then it's gonna depreciate over time so for example if you bought that thousand dollar camera over time you know it's going to pretty much worthless it's going to be you've got time working against it and you also have the technology as well because technology changes extremely rapidly. You know it changes so quickly that that you know to the point where you buy something in like maybe in a month it's outdated because every about every year there's always something new coming out so this might be. You know a good reason why you should rent livestreaming gear so jim. Let's talk about just the various parts about renting equipment. I mean as you know. Yes people can go out and they can you know if they have. I think keating is like let's start with budget. I mean we rent. Why should somebody rent gear. I mean they definitely show up budget right. That's part of it absolutely. And i think and so. That's where renting right gives you that ability to you know it's like it's like a car taking a test drive you can try before you buy. I mean We're going to share some links a little bit later. Some of these places. You could rent Stuff for as little as three days. So you know be focused that you're going to actually you know you know 'cause how many times do we buy a new piece of equipment and then it sits there for a little bit before we start using it and so this kind of makes you think. Hey i if i if i'm serious about using this piece a year i'm actually going to you know. Take it out use it. Make sure it's it's doing what i think it can do or wanted to do. And so sometimes you're gonna find out that that's not what it is advertised that it would do isn't always what ends up being the case and it doesn't do what you were hoping for a one great example of this you know their cameras so when you're running a livestream you may want to use. Will you want to have a camera and a lot of people to start with the first option the webcam sorry the the built in webcam. And then when they're ready they're like hey i want another will just having. The webcam is not the only piece of equipment you need when you have for example if you're using a built in webcam you need a webcam you need lighting for example to then make that webcam look good and you know those webcams they can only do. So much so might be choppy because it's basically contingent on your computer so for example. If that's not good enough in your okay. I won't improve that. Well then i'm going to go to a webcam and actual external webcam extra webcams limitations. And then you go up another notch. If you're like hey want to. I want to be able to switch different things for example different cameras or i want to have different angles will a webcam can only do so much. Then you need to move into. Dsl are mirrorless camera and those then for example require more equipment to actually run the equipment. So it's it's a slippery slope once you start using different types of equipment. They're always going to be additional costs for example if you buy diesel our camera. Hey it's oh. I can just go buy one off the shelf. But here's the thing. It's not just about buying off the shelf. You then have to buy the right lens. Some of them include lenses which is great. But hey then we'll hey. How do i put this into my computer and that gets us into unietd capture card so as you can see it can quickly spiral out of control and so this is a really really really good reason why people need to consider renting livestreaming gear There's so much out there. And depending on what. Your setup is what your budget is you can easily go and drop immune if you wanted to buy just a basic camera. Six hundred dollars a camera. Two hundred dollars on a capture card to be able to plug the camera into your computer. So we're eight hundred dollars. Roughly right there Let's see what else you need. They need probably an audio interface or microphone. Sorry audio interface or mixer. So that's what one hundred one hundred fifty dollars till like five or six hundred dollars. That's really more bare minimum. So i think we're what that's probably around fifteen hundred sixteen hundred dollars right there and then. Hey i want improve my audio. I can go by mike for one hundred dollars but you know again then. I have to have a by the mike. Well then i have to have the armed. Attach it while the arm is another hundred. So you know you're at what That's that's over two thousand dollars right there. And that doesn't include the software so easily you've reached twenty five hundred three thousand dollars so some of the benefits obviously like to renting this gears. That will if you don't have the cash then. Maybe you rent a piece of equipment that you need. You know that you need and use it temporarily and you use it to film all of your videos at once and then you return the equipment versus. I dropped three thousand dollars. And then i have to actually spend the time learning it in also making sure that it works how i needed to work. You know. there's a whole process at it right job. Oh absolutely and then the other thing you may start to find an and it was funny. I was A guy guys said this the other day it's like if you have one dollar lighting and thousand dollar camera you've basic aren't going to have a one dollar camera because you didn't take into consideration the other stuff that you need to make that camera work right. You know. I mean sometimes like we have people that wanna have green screens. And they don't have the lighting and so they're backdrop actually looks worse than if they just had a plane wall behind them. And so you know reading this stuff can really give you a feel for like. Is this really. What's going to move the needle for me. I mean you know. We've always talked about getting better one percent of the time so this is a big deal when you kind of as you're when you when you've got gas you really gotta sometimes take a step back and really say. Is this really going to help my business. What's the plan behind it. And so you know and and and you may find that your space that you're live streaming from isn't really a set up in a way to properly use that gear right if you've got you know like i'm bringing in a second camera but now when you look at the lighting it's like oh my backdrop looks horrible. My walls not you know so maybe you want to improve the status of your studio before you go one by year but then even renting the gear will let you say oh. This isn't going to work quite like. I thought you know. Cut your. it really is a way to kind of. Cut your losses temporarily until you're ready to take that next step and there are a couple of different approaches. You can take this as i mentioned earlier. If you're you know if you're a type a person you're a planner and you've got everything ready like you know for example what your videos are going to film are and you've got them scripted out. It would make sense if you don't have all the equipment go and go to a rental place and we'll share some of those here and few minutes but go to a place that you can rent equipment from and tell them. Hey you know what this is. What i'm looking to do for the most part. They're going to know their stuff inside now and they're going to be able to also sort of give you a bit of a consultation they're gonna be able to recommend what might pair well
"mike wells" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"And it's unfortunate that you know that he wasn't at full strength today, But I just think the accountability the ownership that he has the expectations in the standards. Hey, wants to be able to really make a big difference. Weekend and week out, And I think in some instances he felt like, you know. With the way that he feels like he can contribute. You know, that's where I think he was. He was upset, but I love him and you know very thankful to work with players like him. That was Sean McVeigh after the loss to the Packers, 32 to 18 and Green Bay right now, no score, Um in the Ravens Bills game as the Ravens went forward on fourth down, but the but the bills were offside. So the Ravens steal driving Right now. Want to remind everybody that you can watch kind of McGregor's return to the Octagon Saturday, January 23rd in a rematch against Dustin Portier on UFC 2 57 on Lee on ESPN. Plus, you have seen 2 57 is exclusively available to ESPN plus subscribers for just 69 99. Visit, ESPN plus dot com slash p. P. V. Mike any disappointment that you didn't get an old school reference basketball reference from shine Exactly. First of all, Shawn McVeigh is so young, you know, old school to him is playing ps three. You know what? Those old school for you and I was playing a commodore 64 playing Atari back in the day, you know, shot shot. McVeigh is only six, you know, six or seven years. Of age of not being charged extra Ryner renting a car over the age of 25, so he's still very young compared to you and I so I'm not surprised about that has to pay that surcharge, right? He is Mike Wells in the Golden. This is prime time coming up next, who's better suited to beat the Packers? We will answer that straight ahead. We're back on Monday discussing the NFL coaching carousel. Will Eric be enemy? Finally get a shot at a head coaching job, or will he be passed over again? He shot J will and Zoom in six.
"mike wells" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Luther King Day with the undefeated and ESPN radio. It's two teams that really do mirror themselves Job. Fallon in the morgue. Jackson, They have a formula that works just the question of whether the rest of the Bills team shows up and plays for the same element. Josh Allen, Baltimore Ravens. They got back from the morgue, Jackson type football. Just be a ball. I was happy to see that he stopped listening to everybody's attention. Special talents various US Any can can mirror this speed a plays at and what he's able to build two of the hottest teams on the girls and the raisins. What did the playoff win Last week means for Lamar Jackson. This is prime time on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Be sure to tell your smart speaker to play ESPN. I'm in the golden alongside Mike Wells, and it's time for straight talk brought to you by straight talk Wireless and we head out to the Goodyear Hotline and bring in Jamison Hensley. ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison What did winning that game last week meaning for Lamar Jackson? It took a lot of weight off my shoulders. I'm throwing a lot of weight because all he had heard that away a year ago at this time after losing to the Titans In the divisional playoff round was Can you win in the post and he he had only been going to? But because he had been so spectacular in the regular season and really below average in the postseason, people kept saying Well, How can he not carry that over into when the games matter the most So for him to go out, have such a great game against the Titans and and and do it in a fashion where After the first quarter. He was down $10 and each of his two previous postseason games is both losses. He faced early deficit and in those previous games. Every time you thought behind. It felt like the Mystics snowballed on him. But last weekend when he faced a 10, not the deficit, kept his composure made big plays brought this team back. Actually, first time he rallied the rave, in fact, from a double digit deficit, the first time his whole career So now he was able to win a postseason game. But he was able also approved. Hey, I can rally these guys when I need to. Jamison. How you doing? Good. Good. Good to catch up with you. When you think about the Ravens, people all the hype surrounding Josh Alan and what Buffalo has done. I mean, the one with 10 out of the last 11 games. If I'm not mistaken this Lamar Jackson and Ravens duty mind being underdog because Of not having the expectations of having to be the favorite in a playoff game. You mean this is a very unusual situation for them, because when you have the Mark Jackson in most games, you can be considered the favorite. It's one of the few times I think you have to go back. Tonto, was it? It was made it just one time earlier this year where they were actually a betting underdog s. So it is an unusual situation for them, but in talking toe Lamar and talking to the players and the coaches this week It was a much more relaxed feel. I'm not saying that if they lose this game, it doesn't really matter to them. But I think going into this game not being it's not having the expectation that they're supposed to win this game and having already won a postseason game. I it almost. Could you get the sense that No, it didn't have much to lose in this one. And I think in that situation, I wouldn't be surprised if because they're now much looser than they were last week. If they have a quicker start, and that's one of the big problems. With the Mark Jackson this Ravens team. They have hid, not score one point in the first quarter in the in the in the postseason with Lamar to three games. They've been outscored the first court 23 Nothing. So I think The looser they might have a fist to start today. He's Jamison Hensley, ESPN Ravens reporter. This is prime time on ESPN radio. I'm in the golden alongside Mike Wells. Want to give everyone a quick score? Update. Green Bay Up 25 to 10 with 5 50 left. In the third quarter. Jamison Lotta Quarter bags from that 2018 draft in the playoffs this year. Two of them, you know, playing later tonight, and Lamar in Josh Baker Mayfield playing tomorrow. Who won the 2018 quarterback draft. Pressure. A. Honestly it's the two projects that I mean, when you when you looked at that draft, Baker Mayfield was a proven winner. And Arnold was the prototypical size. You know, he was the cleanest prospect. And then you had Josh Rosen, who was considered the most NFL ready, so I mean, they were set it up and down. The first three seasons. Sam Donald could be traded this all season and just throws that has won his 14. So when you look at Josh Alan and Lamar Jackson things air, two quarterbacks that I think most people thought if they were gonna really breakthrough is probably gonna be in your four. Your five. But we're third year and they're playing for a trip to go the F C championship game, so they have really exceed actually ankle Mark Jack. He made his big jump. In his rookie season to his second season recently to now, Josh Allen is making that jump from a second year to his 30th. James and I saw they forgot about Josh Rosen. Me. Emmett and I were talking about that 2018 class earlier in the show, and we were completely forgot to mention Josh Rose's name. That's probably a good thing. Unless you're the Arizona Cardinals and talking about trying to forget that way. When you look at this game, obviously, you know, I watch Josh Allen last week. And what he did to the Colts defense. Um what does Baltimore have to do to try to slow that slow? Josh and Stefan digs down. Well, first, you gotta get a least some pressure on him. And the last time they played Joshua was a different challenge. But it was back in December of 2019. They sacked six times. So the key is Once you get to him, bring him down to the ground, and it's hard said done them. He's a big guy and the ravensdefense coordinator. Don wait, Martingale said. You know what? They went against Derrick Henry. And yes, he was a running back. But the same principles apply that once you get to a big runner like Josh Allen sometime You need to get everybody on him and bring him to the ground, So I think it's not only trying to get pressure on Josh Alan, but it's also making him if you could get that back. Bring him down. Don't let him escape and extend plays. I think that's where the rains are really concerned is what he can escape the pocket and they're pro bowl corners and Marcus Peters and Marla come pick. They could hold coverage for a while, but when you extend plays It really put the law stressful that secondary, So I think that's the biggest concern. The Ravens have go to get shot down. Jamison, which Q B is under more pressure, Alan or Jackson. I actually I think it's more Josh challenges because he's come in. He's you know the home team. You know, Lamar he won last week, but, you know I just don't get the sense that I think last week was up. You know all the quarterbacks. Last week. All the pressure was on the Mark Jackson. I don't see it too much. And honestly, I mean, I see that much when Josh because most people didn't even expect Josh Allen to be at this point in the playoffs. At the beginning of the season. So I do feel, though, with these two quarterbacks going head to head. I think this is going to be the most competitive game that will see all weekend. Hey, you say more competitive than the old man game, Right? Hey, with Joshua Heller. We We kind of joked with Josh Alan and Lamar Jackson 24 You have the History Channel game, Then you have like this one. It's like the Nick Jr cake. Right. Nickelodeon Later, girl. Nothing tonight. Great stuff. Jameson. We appreciate you spending some time with us. Hey, have a great rest Your show, guys. Thank you. Thank you. There he is. Jamison Hensley, ESPN that Ravens reporter give you a little update here in the Green Bay Rams game. Green Bay up. 25 to 10 over l A three minutes left in that one. And that has been straight talk brought to you by straight talk Wireless. No contract. No compromise coming up next. The Chiefs in the Browns meet tomorrow in the divisional playoffs. Do the Browns have a chance? We'll discuss that straight ahead. You're listening to prime time on ESPN radio. The NFL's divisional round Green.
"mike wells" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Mike Wells, join us on the Goodyear hotline. I'll quickly get you out with this on the bills. Fourth down there was an offsides that gave them a first down when they were trying to do the same thing. The Colts the Colts did. That ends up leading to a touchdown. That's a bad penalty. Surprise you, and is that like an uncharacteristic thing? I don't follow him day today. That's a huge penalty in this game. That's a huge, huge penalty. Anybody who have seen who has watched the movie Beverly Hills Cop from Oakland Raider defense event, he fell for the banana in the tailpipe on that one. He fell for that hard count on Dr Alan. And jumps and then all the sudden it extended to drive for Buffalo. You can't fall for the banana in the tailpipe is Axel Foley said in Beverly Hills cop like I love this guy. I don't know, Mike, but I have to tell you get the pop culture reference. Is this the kind of dude mine who's gonna be watching DJ Callen on the freeform vodka? Uh, mega cast tomorrow time out. Myron knows how I roll. We'd like to have fun with it in their right mind. I'm no Mike. I know him, and I appreciate it. I'm Mike Wells fan now. Thank you very much, Mike. For the time we appreciate it. Be good, fellas. Else just coming in here. Think you made a friend man I did like I like a good Seinfeld reference. He likes a good Beverly Hills cop reference, No matter what happens, we're all friends. Well for Philip Rivers, this is a big second half, potentially his last second half. Is an NFL quarterback, but he's not the only veteran quarterback with a lot on the line. Brady Brees, Big Ben Rogers Are any of these guys in their last chance to bring home a Super Bowl for their career. That's next here on Game day on ESPN radio. Maybe Chadwell, the head coach.
Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business with Jason Dorsey
"Jason. Save up to fire nation and share. Something interesting about yourself that most people don't know sure what's up. Fire nation thrilled to be here with you. Huge fan fire nation. Everything about something that most people don't know about me is. I wrote my first book when i was eighteen years old and it was so successful. I ended up sleeping on the floor of a garage apartment with five thousand books that i had printed thinking somebody was going to buy them instead. They were furniture. So a bed of books means you're not selling as many books as you want to fire nation but guess what jason's grown he's matured and right. Now he's rocking z. Konami which is all about generation z. And how gen z is going to change the future of business. So i kind of want to start a few steps back jason. Because i'm just curious like how does one get into studying generations wide. Did that interest you. And why did you get into it. Yeah share well that. I book that i wrote when i was eighteen at ended up not selling it first and then becoming a real big bestseller and i started speaking all around the world and i ended up on sixty minutes and i was on. That show is all about millennials. And i'd written a bunch of books and started a company and everything was going great but after that show i started speaking all these corporate executives who are now our primary clients but i was speaking all these exact and he would say such terrible things about millennials and i am a millennial pretty fended lazier titled your pants or fall off. You live with your mom and all this stuff. And i'm like well. No actually. I have my own house in our own office building in my parents worked for me and my pants are on very snugly. Thank you very much. And so so after that i remembered Clear as day. I was in this boardroom. Big public company and the ceo had said Some things about millennial employees. That i just i didn't fully believe and i'd spoken about half a million millennials at that time and so i asked him because i didn't know any better. Now i serve on lots of corporate boards. You know one of the couples on sold for eleven billion dollars. I live in this world now. But back then i didn't i didn't i didn't know and it was really a set up for success so i asked him i said is there any way i can see your data about millennials because you say the turnovers hiring. They're not as engaged and on and on i. I love to understand better. So i can conceptualize it and maybe help also for so. There are a lecture or whatever so they sent the data to me. And the data didn't match with the ceo had just said in the boardroom which basically never happened. Ceo's don't go off the cuff in front of their boards prickly a private publicly-held company like that. So i asked my wife who has a phd. I said denise you know this is. The strangest thing was just in this room with this pretty famous. Ceo they said all these things with great conviction then. I looked at the data and the data doesn't match what they just said. I said what do you think we should do. And she looked at me and she says we start a research for. She's up because if they don't even know their own data if we can help them to understand their data make better decisions and we can really great copy and help lots of peoplesoft. Lots of challenges and so. That's how we got into this thirteen years ago. We founded the center for generational kinetics. We lead research all around the world for many of the biggest brands in the world. And all about separating generational myth from truth through data so leaders can make great decisions whether you're a startup or venture capital or your bootstrapping yet or you're in a big public company getting accurate data and being able to make decisions based on that increases the likelihood of success de risk strategies. That you're looking at drives innovation and so forth and we found that generations in particular or one area where there was just so much myth and so much misinformation and if we gave people great information that it could take action and that was incredibly exciting. We've had seven hundred clients since then which is pretty wild and done studies all around the world and just love it absolutely it now. Your ceo is just flat out wrong when it came to millennials and you had the data to back it up. Did you ever go back to him. And just be like joe burrow. Check us out. you're wrong in also my pants. They're pretty snug. Check them out. I know that was a quiet. But i really do credit him and i if it wasn't such a negative story i would say what company is because it's really big famous company but But no but. I do believe that he something that we saw frequently. Which is the idea that generations older generations. Think of millennials through the lens of their kids or their grandkids and so that that becomes a proxy for the whole generation. And in fact when we wrote the economy book new book. What we found is the same thing was happening again and there was all this misinformation and it just wasn't true and that's why we spent less two years right in the book is because we've got to clear this up because when people have the wrong impression about an entire generation it leads to so many problems for everybody. Everybody loses so no. I never never corrected him on it. But i do give him credit for sparking the idea. I'm glad that you do give them credit for sparking that idea because sometimes fire nation. Is those things you just like you know. I'm not just quite sure about that. Let me look into it. They can really uncover some great opportunities in one thing. That i think is a huge problem in this world in general and especially when you're talking about generations is just regurgitation. You'll hear one person on one talk. Show say one thing. And then you'll regurgitate it. And then somebody else regurgitates regurgitation and like seven layers down. You're like how'd you hear that. They're like oh. I don't really know like somebody just mentioned it and like now you're speaking it like it's the truth and it's just regurgitation of what you know is something that has no data to back it up. So what most people get wrong jason when it comes to generations break that down for us shared. There's a few things that jump out. The first is this belief. Generations are a box or stereotype and that is absolutely not true. We're generational researchers. This is what we do more than sixty five generational studies and what we see is generations are not a box but what they really are powerful clues and as long as we used them as clues and only clues to dry faster connection trust and influence in create all kinds of positive outcomes. We don't wanna put people in boxes. We wanna use this as clues. So we can figure out how to better lead market sell collaborate innovate and so forth. And when you sort of at that level people seem to really embrace it because it just gives them another lens to better connect. So i think the first is people think. Generations are boxes or stereotypes. And they're not in fact. Our clues are driven by math. We look for what's called predictability by scenario so that's the first thing that people i think it wrong. The second is this idea that generations are the same around the world. Now one of the things that we've uncovered repeatedly in our work. We publish all this on our website. Is that generations vary by geography so for example in the us will see differences between urban and rural within the same generation. And that i work a lot outside the us and we'll see differences. Has we travel around the world and that's important because if you're a global company or frankly a global brand fire nation is you want to make sure that you really representing each of the different geographies. And what makes them different now. One cool thing that we've uncovered and we talk a lot about this bunches. Economy is the most consistent generation the world. now that doesn't mean exactly the same but the most similar generation the world is now gen z. Gnc's about twenty three twenty four years old. The oldest and the reason the most similar is because of cheap mobile technology so if you live in different countries around the world you might even get your phone for free as long as you use it for payment. Think about it started using a text. Payer sort of like a mobile credit card in different parts of the world and because we've driven the cost of a mobile down solo basically two zero in many places now. All the sudden young people around the world are having access to entertainment news information dating banking on and on and on and as a result of that. We're seeing a lot more similarities. As i travel all around the world the younger you get but interestingly the older you get even to gen xer baby boomers from a different planet as you travel around the world. So that's something people get wrong. And then the last thing that i think people get wrong. And is they have to deal with a bunch. Is people confuse life. Stage or age with generation. So for example jen's is now twenty four but when we do studies and ask people how do you think the average millennial is they'll say twenty five as if we didn't keep getting older you never talking about millennials for fifteen years. Say there they're now forty. I think that's a board it because you stay in the saying generation but you pass through different life stages and frequently people confuse the two and it's very important to understand the difference because if you're trying to market or employer build a business that targets different groups generations gives you all these clues but we got to distinguish between the generation which travels up right at ages up baby boomers for teenagers versus life. Stage for example high school or college which are still pretty similar ages as they have been for the last four years and so knowing. The difference helps you to understand that. Yes really interesting. How people always confuse age with generations. And how that all goes. I mean you know. I was just talking to a friend the other day literally. He's in his late thirties. I'm in my late thirties. And he's just going off and riffing about jenner. How millennials or just entitled and all this stuff and it looks like you know where millennials. He's like oh no. I'm definitely not a millennial mike. Well we're we're like the oldest millennials millennials. And he's like well. I need to look at that. And so it was funny. He came back. We know there's actually a lot of great things about millennials and he's now like listing off all the good things because he now is identifying himself as a millennial so it's really interesting fire nation and yes. We do get older. That is what happens to all generations and all human beings foreshore. And we're gonna die something. I'm pretty excited about as soon as we get back from our break which is about how generational work is actually going to solve challenges for both entrepreneurs that's you fire nation and companies as well as soon as we get back think is the best platform to create market and sell your own online courses in. We speak from personal experience. 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It's an extremely passionate about and what we're seeing much of the opportunity being created today has a generational trend or thesis. It's the adoption of new technology new solutions or bringing a different way to look at old problems and when that happens that's where both change and frustration and challenge and frankly companies go out of business but it's also wear new opportunities are created so i'm speaking with entrepreneurs and working with entrepreneurs were trying to look at what are millennials and particularly gen z. Doing right now that you might want to be able to build a business around or leverage as their pine power influence increases so for the first time what we're seeing is technology trends are rippling from the youngest to the oldest and that's a huge shift. It used to be from the oldest more affluent down to the youngest. But now we're seeing younger. People are actually driving tech adoption up to the older but the key as an entrepreneur mississippi that we coach entrepreneurs about is being able to sort of step out of your generation and look at it through the lens of another generation. it's what we call generational contexts. One of the best ways to do that is actually bring members of that generation into the conversation. I can't tell you how many times i'm speaking at places. And they're asking me all these questions about millennials or gen z and. I'm like well. Why don't we invite some of them to the conversation. Let's talk to them. Uh let's actually talk with them. See what they say. Say get and so. I think when you look at bringing generational diversity into the workplace into innovation. You can solve all kinds of interesting challenges. I'll give example right now. What we're seeing is the gen z and even younger millennials. I talk about both of these in this economy book. They want a different on boarding experience. Obviously we're in this time of covert and all these changes but even before that what we saw is that the youngest generation wants to be on once on boarding to be by text message. Which sounds i know a little bit wild but there are companies. Do all of their on boarding through text message so you get semes- before you Short for your first day in alaska you just give you a simple example. This is in the book from coming called on border. When you they'll send a text message and it'll say what's your favorite snack three o'clock when your energy starts to go down. Do you have a favorite sports team are causing all this sort of stuff and the is when you show up for your first day. Or they'll even now senator gift baskets to your house. They'll have all your favorite snacks ready for you on your show up because they already know because you put in your text message or the. Have your favorite sports team. Or they'll find the best place that you wanna go eat or have that food delivered so they're engaging you by text message in a process that generally used to be in person and frankly pretty terrible at most companies. There's another company that worked in with again. This is generational trend. They figured out how to pay all employees fifty percent of their wages every day at no cost. They're called instant and what they did. Is they basically said you get a text message or message on your phone after your shift. And it says hey. Would you like half your money today. Yes or no. If you click s you get your money. Will all the sudden now you have. An entire generation is growing so fast that thinks they should always be able to get half their paycheck. Every day will imagine how that changes so many other things and all the sudden other generations. What do they say well. This text messaging on boarding thing is pretty cool. You mean i can get paid every day. That's pretty awesome. I think i want that. To and all the sudden the generational trends creates huge businesses. And those are the types of things were seeing you know so much. Innovation is driven by other generations. This is the key they don't even think it's new or different when we interview them. They think you've always been able to do on boarding by text message because they never got on onboard before there was text messaging or if they've only worked at a place that gave them the ability to get paid every day. That's how they think everybody gets paid. And you know older generations. So i work with the frequently. Get defensive and they're like you know. The young generations are trying to change everything. And i'm like no. They're not this is just all they've ever known they don't know any differently. Change to them is actually doing what you're proposing and it's not about one being right or wrong. It's going we can. We can leverage us. We can adopt this and all the sudden on boardings better retention is higher engagement is higher in these types of things and you see it on the marketing side for those fire nation members who are really growing their businesses and they're more than sales marketing. Same exact deal and the idea is just recognizing this you're creating so much opportunity. We see this particularly with social media. We see this with podcast such as yours that this is a great way to engage younger generations who then index for talking about these things and driving awareness in referrals and excitement fire nation. So many things to take away here. One of my favorite things jayson broke down was specifically tech trends are rippling from the youngest. To the oldest. Like think about that shift. Think about that change. How the ripples actually going from the youngest to the oldest now which is a complete flip from how it used to be back in the day and one thing. I wanna really dial in on just because i'm personally curious and i think fire nation is to is this the up and coming generation now. Let's talk about generation z. Like who is generation z. And what do we need to know about them. Yeah absolutely so gen z. The key thing is that they're already twenty three or twenty four years old. So that's a good starting point and what we uncovered in our research and we publish. This is economy. Book is at gen. Z is the key thing we got all these research firms around the world to change their birth years. Gen z does not remember nine eleven and that is a huge deal because it's the biggest event for the millennial generation we call generation defining moment. But jesse doesn't remember it at all. They learned about it in school or heard about it from a parent or they watched the video on youtube. But it's not something they experienced and they're now twenty three twenty four years old so a huge event of the generation before they don't remember in fact they're they're covid nineteen is essentially their defining moment. This pandemic is the generation defining moment that they're gonna take with them and we talk about this a lot. So one thing is they. Don't remember kievan of a previous generation and the other is there. Cuban is happening right now. But what i think you're entrepreneurs will find super interesting is that we've been doing this. Study for the last five years called state of gen z and. It's our big study released every year. And what we've uncovered and we've seen it for five years in a row now is gen. Z is more practical or frugal with their money than previous generations. And this is shocking and when we dig into it what we find out is that gen z came of age around the great recession. And what do i mean by that. Their speakers are experts. Like you talked about earlier. This regurgitation people running around saying oh gen z struggled during the great recession in the workforce they were twelve and were not working right but instead what they did is. They saw their parents struggle. They heard their parents struggle. They know people lost their houses. They saw millennials drowning in student loan. Debt having back home a mom and dad and you put all that together and what you see is. They're very conservative or practical with their money. As a result they're driving double digit growth at stores. They like couponing they wanna know. They got a good deal. They want things to be a bargain. They want them to last a long time really have utility and what we see. The example. i'd like to give is a gen zero sixteen years old. We'll have a birthday party. They'll get fifty dollars. They're all excited it away. And then they'll go to their mom or their dad and say hey. Can i have fifty dollars. Wanna go buy something. Mom or dad will say but you just got fifty dollars. And they'll say oh. No that's my money your money. It's overseeing that so if you're trying to market to them you've got to understand their practicality with money we also see the gen z when we do values based research. What we find is for the last four years Their top concern was climate change. Or would they would call climate crisis in their own words. And so that's been the top that they've been looking for brand alignment and for entrepreneurs to get behind and so forth however in the last six months we are new study. Social justice has leapfrog. Climate changes their top issue. And it's significantly more now so all the sudden as you see the generation respond to events around them. You can sort of see how they're shaped so if you wanna make sure in line with their values you gotta know what their values are going. Even deeper on the employment side is people look to hire them. Gen z no is looking for stability. This one's this one's tougher for entrepreneurs. So i want to explain it. They're looking for stability in an employer. What do i mean by that. Gen z saw these layoffs. I heard the layoff. Seen millennials struggle and as a result they're looking for an employer that they view as stable. So it's interesting because they tend to automatically defined stability by being a big company. So they'll say. I want to work for a big company will say why and they well because they're stable and the truth is you and i both know that. Just because you're big company does not at all mean that you're stable and just because you're a small business doesn't mean that you're not stable so it's important that you message to them. We also found in our research is gen. Z is very much interested in benefits which is shocking given their age in fact two years ago. Twelve percent of gen z was already saving for retirement. Wow and yeah. That's crazy right and many of them already have an emergency savings account. These are eighteen year olds. That are taking up their phones showing us emergency savings accounts and it. Just it's such a different generation. I think the key here. Mrs so important for all the marketers who are listening our nation is at gen. Z is not millennials. Two point oh they are not millennials. Just more extreme. That's total bunk. People say that it is not true. Jesse is a completely different generation raised by different set of parents who has come of age only knowing social media it has always existed for them. That's why they trusted so much at the same time. They're more diverse than any previous generation. Different set of values different purchasing pathways. And now the key is they over index on influence because of how they use digital media and already twenty four years old fastest growing generation in the workforce today on a percentage basis. And they're gonna be the most important consumers to get right over the next ten to fifteen years. One thing that i assume and please correct me if i'm wrong. Because it's just an assumption but generation x. And millennials like this is like. I'm speaking of my generation's here that i cut kind of overlap. Both pretty closely. It's we came to like being seventeen eighteen years old and it came to money in debt. Just kind of close our eyes and kind of believed the rhetoric of. Hey you just have to go to college and it's going to be expensive and you're going to get college dad and that's okay and you're just going to be a paid off at some point in the future and now like millennials and gen xers just hammered with this dead. They can't payoff ten twenty even sometimes thirty years later because it was just brutal with the mountains of debt that people kind of blindly get into it. Seems from what you're saying. Generations not gonna kind of take that same approach in just blindly. Sign away their lives to this debt of secondary education in colleges and universities in the such. Is that true. Wow that is such an insightful. I mean you you are super pro do so yes. That is actually true What's interesting is when we studied student. Loan debt with millennials in particular. That's what we call an economic anchor. So what it's causing. It's actually causing millennials. Now this is wild to delay marriage kids and buying a home because of student loan debt and that has massive ramifications on all parts of the economy to everything from financial services whether or not. You're buying life insurance. You know the the homebuilding recovery like on and on we could keep going to income households. There's just there's so many things that are impact even ultimately the ability to take care of your parents later on so what we saw. Was that large student loans at delayed major life commitments which we which is what's happened as a result And by the way gen z will tell you they're not sure that if spending a whole bunch of money and college actually pays off his it remains to be seen right now for millennials. We were told. I'm a millennial. We were told getting the best college at an. Just get debt. And will all be worth it and then for a lot of it wasn't on the flipside. Gen z in our new. Study in this in this economy book because it's important to understand how thing about education gen z is trying to graduate from college with as little as possible ice which is super cold. They're also saying that they're looking. They're very interested in the employability of their career. So so if they go and they pursue a certain path. Am i going to be able to get a job in that path. Now by the way kobe. Nineteen has been a massive massive. You know challenge for that because there are people that were three or four years into college university you know. Maybe they're going to study retail merchandising. Well aren't hiring never hired for that role again or they studied. You know oil and gas and those aren't hiring whatever it is so all the sudden people who already had you know pretty heavy commitment are now realizing that that path isn't there for them but we are single. Gen z particularly during this experience. Right now is they're saying. Hey i want to make sure. I'm getting value for my education and raven seeing well if it's going to be online only i'd rather go to a community college or state school or somewhere else. Get some credits. And then i'll figure out. If i want to go back into the future maybe take a year off and then come back and so forth so there definitely much more conservative with debt when it comes to college university and by the way the other people who are more conservative are their parents boomers had to cosign on all those millennial loans just. That's my mom about it right. And that as a result for many millennials it was tough for them to pay it off on the flipside. Gen-x is going well. I don't know if it's worth it gen x. Gen z kids. You will not end up. Like those millennials so the that's also being weighed into the conversation now is college university worth it and then you add the layer of kobe. Nineteen is it worth it if it's nontraditional experience and you know i don't know the answer to that but it is something we're observing and now this is where it gets really interesting. So the oldest members of gen z. Those that are about eighteen to twenty four. They're bearing the brunt of this. Pandemic what i mean by that is in our latest study. That group was most likely more than any other generation to lose their job. Have a decrease in pay or have a shift in responsibilities meaning. They had to assume a job that they didn't sign up for where it gets interesting though is younger so my daughter is nine years old. Her name is russia Sushi is in fourth grade right now. She heard this is in the book in third grade. Her last end of the year project. Which i didn't know anything about Was she went and built a presentation. She built all and google sides. She built it all in spanish. She had animation. She presented it. She recorded it and then she uploaded to classroom and she thought that was completely normal. She's nine and then of course. You saw one of my powerpoint slides. He's not very good. So i say that because the younger members of gen z. This is the real twist here. They might end up turning this pandemic into a positive. Because they're going to learn a whole different way to learn to collaborate they're going to get the benefit of the older part of the generation struggling. So they can learn from them. All of this stuff largely will be resolved in terms. Of least what normal looks like in the future and so they're gonna get the benefit of all of that the closer you are to those transition years of eighteen to twenty four the worse is but the further away the more benefit could end up being you so it's pretty interesting that within the same generation you can have two very different experiences and by the way this is what happened. To millennials millennials like me who crashed into the great recession and then the millennials who came afterwards who benefited from a very robust economy. So even within the same generation you can see pretty significant differences. I mean fire nation. I really hope you're enjoying this contest. Much as i am. Because i'm seeing the application to the real world and that's so important because we're entrepreneurs in the real world. We own businesses and companies in the real world in this stuff makes a massive impact so jason of everything that you shared today. What's the one key takeaway that you really wanna make. Sure fire nation gets from all of this awesome stuff above generational impact and the generational studies. That you've done and then share how we can even learn more about it through you and any call to action. You might have for fire. Nation is time to share. Yeah absolutely so the number. One thing that i would share. You know as an entrepreneur myself now for twenty four years is i would do. It's called a generational snapshot and what that means is you create essentially a pie chart representing the different generations. Either of your customers or of your employees or team members or ideally of both. Because what you'll often find is that there's more generations and you suspect it and it will help you to shape your messaging your leadership in your marketing to better fit them and going a bit further if you don't see enough of the next generation coming in particular on the customer side that's definitely a yellow flag that you need to pay attention and make sure that your dappling for the next generation because they will be the ones that drive growth. So that's the best easiest how to that will cost you zero dollars that a promise will make you money. Which are the type of things i'm all about. And if you want a whole bunch more in terms of how to actually recruit and retain motivate and so forth across generations or market and sell. You can definitely check out the new book. It's called economy. How gen z will change the future business and what to do about it. We do talk about all four generations and just packed with how to in case studies and all kinds of cool stuff and we'll put together a special promo for fire nation. New it be on my website. Which is jason dorsey. Dot com slash. Fire you'll be able to get all of that. They're including three free video courses. Because i am a passionate entrepreneur. Have been for a long time. And anything i can do to help them. Nation will fire nation. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with and you've been hanging out with j. d. n. j. l. d. So keep up the heat and head over to your fire dot com type jason in the search bar. The page will pop up with everything that we've been talking about today. But of course jason. Dorsey dot com slash. Fire is gonna get you to that gray page with all that awesome content. And i just wanna jason. Thank you for sharing your truth. Knowledge value with fire nation. Today
Is Sugar Bad For You?
"Without further ado, I'm going to bring in our guest today. She is our registered Dietitian joining us on the show again is Debbie James how're you doing debbie I am grand. Thank you very much. All right. Good. Thanks for joining us on the phone here. So I guess right off the bat will jump into it. The big one that people ask is sugar bad for you. Is it bad? Loaded question. I like to give you the loaded one's. GonNa break it down. I'm going to say sugar naturally present in foods is usually fine but the over consumption of added sugar that linked to cardiovascular disease and obesity and cholesterol of not to mention inflammation oxidative stress. So those types of conditions are what added sugar is related to as far as the research goes Particularly, you know pretty vascular disease and it's really oftentimes the higher percentage of calories from added sugar. It's not just that you had them at how much that you had or that the sweet and beverages like seven servings or more per week. That are linked with the mortality from cardiovascular disease. So it matters when we're talking about what kind of sugar and how much right. So you could say excess sugar is bad for you. Can you say that we're yeah, you can say that but natural sugar. So I don't think that there are too many people that have just had an overabundance of raw fruit. that. Were hard pressed because you're getting the antioxidants and you're getting fiber and you're you get all those other things that are beneficial right? Right. The kind of bounce it out and it's probably hard to eat so much food that you would like just way go in excess of your sugar needs. It is so low in calories. Oh my gosh. I went to get like a smoothie. One of the you know maybe places in it a sixteen ounce smoothie had three hundred, sixty calories mike well, definitely not going to be sitting down eating eight apple. You know if I were to just turn to some raw fruit and sit down and chew, it's Never I. It's just not gonna add up that. Much right. Right. So are there are there are there different types of sugars though I there's like the wall stuff you get out of fruits and vegetables but is there you know like what's the additive the different ones? Are there different types early, those are those are like big picture group, their sugars I'm going to narrow it down and get a little. So chemically speaking sugar is either just one like ring of carbohydrate called a Amano ride or sugar also refers to some are two of linked together called a Diet Thac. Hope I hope our listeners at home or taking notes. Okay. We're be a quiz at the end for sure. It only makes little difference because let's say that that glucose blood sugar okay. Brick brick toast is fruit. Sugar. But sucrose table sugar the white crystalline stuff on your table it made of Glucose and fructose. The competent. Okay. That's one of the double sugars right So the reason that makes a difference. Is that the single sugars? They get a short they just they don't need to be broken down or anything. Whereas if you eat a longer sugar, we still call him simple sugar in the Diet but if you need a longer sugar or if you eat a complex carbohydrate like dark from rice or pasta corn potatoes. Your system needs to take time to break that down into its individual tiniest a small little piece to get gored and guess what? That's a sugar interesting. Okay. So because you got because it all right interesting. It's almost like how you just broke down sugar. It took a little longer. But it wasn't as simple to digest as but it was but it did make sense in the end. Okay. That's interesting. So like the if it's the combination, it almost like your body has to pull that apart and then digested. So it's like all right we gotta we gotta take this bar before we can use it. If. It's already we're calling it a sugar whether it's from honey or maple syrup or whatever it like a fraction leg. It is so so so fat birth is you had a bowl of cereal and you're gonNA break down that brand flake that takes a lot longer. Right, okay. It turns it turns to blood sugar even if there's no sugar in it. I don't know if that. Hydrate confused. That's true though you can look at your label of I have some Rice Pilau and it says zero grams of sugar. But I know that it will raise my blood sugar. Two cups of it. You know. Because your body breaks it down digestion. You've got them in time, and then like I said, you clean it down to its very smallest. Piece Particle and Adore Bet and that you're. Going Okay So are there with when it comes to sugars? Are there actually could you deem some sugars healthy for you? Or is it just? are between the different sugars are some more healthy for you than others Okay well, we mentioned natural sugar I think I should Kinda sorta define what what added sugar is. Okay. So if you think of added sugar as something as an ingredient that that's in food in the processing and preparation or added to the food at the table that's really meant as as a sweetener sweetener. Okay. The things that things on the label you might see they could be dextrose could be brown sugar it could be powdered sugar, corn syrup it could be invert sugar lactose, all these names. that. Are within the food those are added but let's say you're looking at fruited yogurt and you feed that there's milk and there's strawberries and boo, there are going to be some grams of sugar. Those are the natural one from the milk and the strawberry, but there may also be some of these other dextrose and. added. In addition to really didn't. Make it a more pleasurable eating experience or drinking experience off to make it. Yeah. To make you crave it. Provides structure and baked good. They, they actually have a a role to play and architecture if you will. I was just thinking been. Yes. I was GONNA use that word. That's funny. Yeah. That's interesting So going. So that's the definition but going back to your question are some like better for you than others are considered healthy. So if you think of natural sugars, they're better for you consumed in their original food source but just bruder milk because of the other nutrition you get with them like I mentioned, fiber calcium, protein, vitamin, C, or D. And you could even say, okay well, what about more purified natural sources like honey or maple syrup are Garvey there's still condiments but. let's say honey it's known to have antimicrobial antioxidant properties and it's a natural cough remedy though if I was going to put them sweetener mit then. I might preference choose honey. Okay. So that's okay that kind of I think touches on like whether. Natural, Rossouw, better for you. But how how much sugar are we talking about that? You should have on a daily basis? What how much should be in your daily Diet? In. General. Okay their recommendation, Perm, lots of different. You know organizations so and and it's because we have found that American adults and children. We consume more than fifty percent of our calories from added sugars and mostly it's from sweetened beverages followed by credited desserts and baked good categories so. I thought. That percents champion many. Oh I it's taking the place of nutrition food right. Did you. Did you say fifteen percent or fifty percent. Keen fifteen. Okay. The first time I heard fifty and I was just like what? Okay fifteen still high feel high. Yeah Okay I'm glad we clarify that. Okay. Continue to help the another would be extraordinary. So the Institute of Medicine, they recommend that added sugar take up less than twenty five percent or a quarter of your total calorie rich like you know it's up there the American Heart Association recommends limiting your added sugar. They offer it a different way. They do it less than a hundred calories per day for women. So that's about sixty spoon or a hundred and fifty calories a day for men, which is about ninety burns. Yet the World Health Organization they recently issued new guidelines stating that only five percent of a person to total daily calories should come from sugar
Is Sugar Bad For You?
"Guys and welcome back to another episode of the Living Healthy podcast presented by la fist. I'm your host Ngoga Bell and I am alone again today because we were recording couple episodes back to back and so Brittany can't join us on the phone at the moment just GonNa be me but we are going to be talking today about sugar. That's right. Sugar is it good for you is bad for You, how much should you have hopefully all the questions you have about sugar when the myths maybe you've heard about sugar are going to be settled here today. So without further ado, I'm going to bring in our guest today. She is our registered Dietitian joining us on the show again is Debbie James how're you doing debbie I am grand. Thank you very much. All right. Good. Thanks for joining us on the phone here. So I guess right off the bat will jump into it. The big one that people ask is sugar bad for you. Is it bad? Loaded question. I like to give you the loaded one's. GonNa break it down. I'm going to say sugar naturally present in foods is usually fine but the over consumption of added sugar that linked to cardiovascular disease and obesity and cholesterol of not to mention inflammation oxidative stress. So those types of conditions are what added sugar is related to as far as the research goes Particularly, you know pretty vascular disease and it's really oftentimes the higher percentage of calories from added sugar. It's not just that you had them at how much that you had or that the sweet and beverages like seven servings or more per week. That are linked with the mortality from cardiovascular disease. So it matters when we're talking about what kind of sugar and how much right. So you could say excess sugar is bad for you. Can you say that we're yeah, you can say that but natural sugar. So I don't think that there are too many people that have just had an overabundance of raw fruit. that. Were hard pressed because you're getting the antioxidants and you're getting fiber and you're you get all those other things that are beneficial right? Right. The kind of bounce it out and it's probably hard to eat so much food that you would like just way go in excess of your sugar needs. It is so low in calories. Oh my gosh. I went to get like a smoothie. One of the you know maybe places in it a sixteen ounce smoothie had three hundred, sixty calories mike well, definitely not going to be sitting down eating eight apple. You know if I were to just turn to some raw fruit and sit down and chew, it's Never I. It's just not gonna add up that. Much right. Right. So are there are there are there different types of sugars though I there's like the wall stuff you get out of fruits and vegetables but is there you know like what's the additive the different ones? Are there different types early, those are those are like big picture group, their sugars I'm going to narrow it down and get a little. So chemically speaking sugar is either just one like ring of carbohydrate called a Amano ride or sugar also refers to some are two of linked together called a Diet Thac. Hope I hope our listeners at home or taking notes. Okay. We're be a quiz at the end for sure. It only makes little difference because let's say that that glucose blood sugar okay. Brick brick toast is fruit. Sugar. But sucrose table sugar the white crystalline stuff on your table it made of Glucose and fructose. The competent. Okay. That's one of the double sugars right So the reason that makes a difference. Is that the single sugars? They get a short they just they don't need to be broken down or anything. Whereas if you eat a longer sugar, we still call him simple sugar in the Diet but if you need a longer sugar or if you eat a complex carbohydrate like dark from rice or pasta corn potatoes. Your system needs to take time to break that down into its individual tiniest a small little piece to get gored and guess what? That's a sugar interesting. Okay. So because you got because it all right interesting. It's almost like how you just broke down sugar. It took a little longer. But it wasn't as simple to digest as but it was but it did make sense in the end. Okay. That's interesting. So like the if it's the combination, it almost like your body has to pull that apart and then digested. So it's like all right we gotta we gotta take this bar before we can use it. If. It's already we're calling it a sugar whether it's from honey or maple syrup or whatever it like a fraction leg. It is so so so fat birth is you had a bowl of cereal and you're gonNA break down that brand flake that takes a lot longer.
Don’t Lose the Thread. The Economy Is Experiencing an Epic Collapse of Demand.
"We segue from that's okay into a headline from The New York Times that says quote don't lose the thread the economy is experiencing an epic collapse of demands so how do we do you know kind of juxtaposed these two different ideas where we've got the stock market either after closing in on all time highs but also we have a tremendous amount of demand sucked out of the economy what what are your thoughts Mike well I mean I I kind of think of it as a bit of a field of dreams moment you know build it and they will combat that that's sort of the expectation that businesses are operating under right now and you're right we do have an epic collapse of demand but there is a very quantifiable and you know resist the obvious reasons that collapse in demand right a massive virus structure and that collapsed all sorts of demand for goods services products etcetera and now it's going away and so businesses investors are betting on the fact that that demand is about to rebound in a very very dramatic fashion but the authors write that Hey you know we we shouldn't ignore the fact that demand even right now isn't really
5 Boys and a Baby on the Way With Ariel Tyson
"Thank you so much for being here aerial. I'm just so excited to talk to you about Motherhood in life. Yeah thank you so much We actually moved to Montana a little over six years ago. Now a were from the southeast part of the USO very different a lot warmer or sure a lot warmer. We came here with two kids. And I was Thirty weeks pregnant with my third and since then we are going on. I guess four Montana kids and they are all boys so far but we do not know what number six is and I am doing about twelve weeks. So that's been fine. We started home schooling while here Montana. That's a whole other thing that we have Taken on along with me working. I work from home and yeah love that this'll be my fourth home birth and My first two were hospital births in North Carolina and then all of the Montana babies will be home births. Yeah how fun so I would love to ask you since you have five boys. Did you ever feel like you had like a little grieving when you didn't have girl? Yeah for sure and that is a question. I actually get a lot from people on instagram. That are too ashamed to say it. Themselves rate So I'll get little messages like I know I shouldn't feel this way and I can't talk to my friends about it because they would tell me. Just get over it and be happy for healthy baby but there is that Desire for that relationship with a daughter. both my husband and I have that and so we just have that desire so any time that I don't have one of my I wonder if it'll even be possible for us So yeah I think I. I definitely talk a lot about that on my instagram because I feel for families that have all of the same gender that get the comments when they might already be grieving and so I think it's extra a painful situation so someone who has all girls that might be really desiring for a boy and someone who has always too so yeah I definitely feel that and I think it's something that we need to be aware of and that it's okay to have a little bit of grieving and to go through that so because it's not even a question that you love your babies like of course serving a love your baby. Of course you're going to be excited about that me like you know the ad like shun you because you weren't a girl it's of course you carried that baby you gave life. You would die for that unlike you love themselves but there is that you know. I have a friend who just found out. She's pregnant with her fourth son and they were. She carried this one different and she was just totally thought. It was going to be girl and they found out it was a boy and she's like same like I feel bad like obviously I know I'm GonNa love my kid but she's like I want to be done having kids if I know I'm just going to keep having boys but if there's a chance of having a girl I wanNA keep trying yes like. I don't know yeah. Yeah I think I get even more defensive of the baby I think even more so just because we get so many comments from strangers but I yeah I can. I can definitely see how people feel that way. There's so many people who have extreme her mom over and they don't know how to express it and then there's some of us who are just. Hey you know this is hard but we're GONNA get through it but yeah exactly like your friend. It's just that kind of moment of I wonder if we can even have another another gender or not. Yeah but yeah so far like we have not try. Try in quote tried for a girl. We've been we've for our first pregnancy not for any gender you know. Everyone's like oh you're going to try for Mike. Well I mean we have babies. And they're great but we don't try for specific gender but yeah it would be awesome here. I wonder how true like any of that is because I've also heard like there's certain things you can do but ultimately it's not really in your control unless you're doing right. I have found that you can pre select the gender and stuff like that right my husband as one of four boys and he has one sister so we totally expected that. Yeah it definitely comes from them. My aunt uncle five boys and two girls so you never know
Sony Submits Patent For AI Which Suggests Microtransactions To Players When Stuck
"Sony has patented an AI tool to potentially suggest micro transactions great. I always have a hard time. Seeing that word micro transactions. Should you find yourself stuck in a game? Is that the only checking your host armor that you just can't say that word. It's because the word is so repulsive micro transactions. Sometimes it sounds like I'm saying Mike Mike. Well twins action so the reason that we had Gene deals had a meeting a brainstorm. One time to come up with a mascot and we wanted to have a little mascot for deals and one of them was a little man named Michael Transactions Micro Michael. We eventually landed on a much better example that. I hope you'll see before the end of the just tell people what it is can't just be. Mesa can now. It's pretty like no. That's better okay. So this thing is funny because it has a person in a drawing watching a TV. Tv's has by this on it but As part of the this is a schematic drawing this part of the patent application big fan of patent drawings. But the idea is actually. Sony has a lot of great ones. Actually if you're if you're playing a game and it recognizes that you're having an issue you you. Could you know it could give you something to help with that? That other players used and the way that this that they're patenting just because you pat and things that can make you money in this scenario doesn't mean it's going to happen by any such measure nation. Immediate they're saying that you can also pay like you know a small amount of money to get that thing so it's like maybe you unlock lake piece of equipment or an XP boost or something right there. That's just a big bomb by a big bomb. Which would work Zelda? We noticed you. It's taking a long time to level up like would you like to buy this. Xp Booster well. Assassin's creed had something like that kind of built into the game. So I imagine just be kind of. There's something you to they I that's like. Yeah exactly it'd be it's combined with the get good message. Yeah it feels like a slightly more insulting version of Nintendo's like don't you want to stop now so far you done with their like. Do you want to turn on the baby mode? We notice it others. You're right you're right. They already have that. I think genesis meaning like when they're like even playing for a while. Let's take a break now. That doesn't but that one that one there to take the the the thing now I get it all the time. It's like you can actually change the difficulty in. Yeah I know why. Teno used to be like if you hit this question mark into Luigia and then you're invincible. You wanted to fly on to the level. I always hate that because I'm like. I wish I could tell the game when I'm trying to do. I'm like it's not that I can't beat the level. I just can't beat it under the parameters that I decided I wanted to beat it at every Goumba Nintendo. Unlike you know you don't run on. Okay this isn't just your regular. Don't know what Ronald I also think that they use of a I in this patent stretch knowing nothing about it but it feels a little grandiose in suspect in my view like computers like well persons like a computer to do that. You just need to number of times. They died and say oh it's over ten. It reminds me of how like everything is just in the cloud now. It's just become like a I in well. It sounds like Sony's experimenting with like a Siri or Alexa. Type Voice activated help maybe to use employer funds. You're struggling beat. The boss like playstation. Beat THIS BOSS. Yeah. Ai Pops up and it's like well. Eighty percent of other players. Were able to be if they bought
Cowboys to move on without Jason Garrett
"Jason Garrett's time up as coach of the Dallas Cowboys Edward a reporting Jerry Stephen Jones have decided coach will not be part of the organization moving forward on Friday and paid Simmons on why this process lasted so long after the season to other Jerry and Stephen Jones have moved slowly out of respect for Jason Garrett you know they have a long history with him as a backup quarterback you to this is that coach a head coach's father was in the organization when Jerry bapa team as a scout and they finally concluded that phase of this process and that's going to end with Jason Garrett not being a part of the organization beyond his expiring contract and when exactly they make that announcement I thought sure what I've been told soon and that the next phase will have them moving into the process of interviewing candidates in the battle begin quickly after phase one is totally finished off yes was contract set to expire January fourteenth status with the team at issue since last February the cowboys didn't give a contract extension they missed the playoffs in twenty nineteen finish eight neighbor the four time in his tenure as coach Keyshawn Johnson on the job candidates and Jerry Jones himself he was on sports and we stand ready to make a decision on it there was the eight their long term in the obvious would clearly felt that their work you say while they waited till Thursday well the food that just won't really it just is so you kind of say okay take a deep breath we get back to the facilities we talk about a little bit we think about we pondered overnight we need or Thursday we meet on Tuesday we meet on Wednesday we have a conversation and we finally so you know women the best thing for us to do if not give the public what they looking for what they looking for me to do is be extremely mad and walk out of there on Sunday night if fire you on the tarmac so instead of doing that this call wait a couple days are you playing for the cowboys you're familiar with Jerry Jones and and and his thinking all what happens next now in this search for the next cowboys head coach I think a guy like Mike Zimmer Minnesota Vikings head coach could potentially be a candidate you say how could that be well I I II coach there in the deepest corner along try defensive coordinator for Jerry Jones is the bill Parcells fact either stay here they know what they're getting in that particular coach but also there's a young officer coordinator in cabin step band he this sitting there in Minnesota the Minnesota Vikings don't want to part ways with him they don't want him all of a sudden start to get interviews and become a category another team so I would be surprised if somehow might dimmer wind up being the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the cabinet she takes over as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings so a lot of story lines this call come about here over the next with date but I think this time around you will get the head coaching job right where the coach may be season one more before we go do you think that at this point Jerry Jones is ready to surrender more control to a head coach now then he has been willing to in the past as bill Parcells left and and I want to turn this on your stamina I am right now status is not a defense Jerry Jones was some what he is and even as well as we clay as well as Jerry junior what is your you Jones gone wrong with that organization other than the head coaching hire that's a very good question that's very good everybody everybody everybody said here you're you're here the one on that team thank you for calling the latter team for the National Football League I would I would argue and say that their top five channels it is four tally dole is a National Football League the problem is that head coach because you're you're not holding the plate yeah well that gives the player is a free pass for having innate need season the talent on the field didn't win enough games he and Garrett will finish as the second longest tenured and second most winningest coach in team history Tom Landry a record of eighty five and sixty seven the wonders to playoff games unable to get past the divisional round Mike wells Myron Medcalf on Freddie Fitzsimmons the Dallas Cowboys there you know they draw attention but the the the days of being America's team and wanted to be part of what is age and it's not the same anymore it is not the same strictly because of what you have to deal with away from just coaching of football team is not simply you know put together a strong staff the coaster brakes of Amari Cooper Ezekiel Elliott and dak Prescott it's also having the answer constant questions from your boss the owner Jerry Jones deck could become a headache when you're you can't simply just focus on the task of putting your team in the proper position the try to have success there's a side show that comes with it and some people are built or not built to be able to deal with that so you got to find the right coach who is not only a great Exynos guy but somebody who's mentally strong enough to handle the constant you know looking over the shoulders and the pestering of your boss meddling in the inside of things wonder why things are not going well or to give us suggestions on what you should be doing that's not something easy that everybody can handle that type of situation well it and not everybody wants it and that's why I think a lot of these cultures your Matt rules related rallies urban Meyer's why except that to me if you're not going to modernize the structure of your organization so that your owner can do what every other owner does and take a backseat and not be this forward facing figure who's hosting its own press conferences after the game sometimes undermining the head coach then then how can you expect to attract a great candidate bomb out rule no one eight I'm leaving Baylor I got a chance to build something there if I'm leak in Raleigh I'm in Oklahoma and every year I get a chance to go to the college football playoff leave in Oklahoma where I can coach for another decade at least about continue to succeed ever murmur Meyer I'm not leaving LA or on the TV analyst making good money watching a lot of football injuries bouncing around the country see a lot of teams to go to Dallas where I've got a deal with Jerry that's why I think it's going to be difficult if Jerry Jones wants to continue to be Jerry Jones I don't think Mike he's going to end up with any of the top candidates identifying potential replacements Bobby carpenter and fox college football reporter Bruce Feldman gas on Freddie impede Simmons Stephen Jones Jerry Jones offered that coaching job urban Meyer she would say I think that's a hard job to say no urban probably wouldn't be needing to be for another year is that all you but who knows enough the big job at the glamorous job and remember the nose you know damn owns his courage and damn ongoing expound acted it all back thank god yeah I was supposed to do the oil itself journal part of mine and to buy that it was offered so you're going to want to meet your need to guide it was a proven track record we've done it before who's been in the playoffs the only guy that I look at the newest hires cycle that's really available is Mike McCarthy and it's free thank god I'm not that I'm not the biggest Mike McCarthy stand the world but he's the only guy that it holds no one Barty and that is the only thing that Jerry Jones once he is getting older is that you know you if you spend more time on this earth that he's going to spend has the last was starving if you get that oracle Marty troche with them of the order would love to put it in there Mike you've done that you chose to leave and you've been in the playoffs he's done a good job that would be my selection I don't know if they don't know what it does do checks all
A Survivor Shares His Story of Child Sexual Abuse
"This. This is going to be a very different kind of episode. Usually we feature stories of extreme crimes crimes that thankfully are outside the realm home of most of our collective human experience but there's a crime that affects one in every five women and one in every seventy one men in this country for both sexes roughly about forty five percent of the time almost half the perpetrator is an acquaintance. The numbers numbers are staggering. There are millions of stories like this and right now. Many of you listening know exactly how real and present went and widespread the threat really is because you've experienced it firsthand. We did an episode about two years ago so ninety nine which talked about male sexual child abuse after that episode we were inundated with hundreds of phone calls and voicemails from people just like the one you're about to hear on. This episode calls never stopped. They still trickle in to this this day. Many of you were appreciative that we told those stories the way that we did allowing the survivors to share their experience in their own words. We listened to every one of those voicemails every single one many of you out. There just felt help alone. He felt like you couldn't tell anyone about these experiences. So many of you said you'd never told anyone until until now he felt shame. You felt guilt embarrassment. You're worried about what others think of you but there are millions of others out there just like you you can help them by sharing your experience so we set up a new call in line and a website. It's called surviving this dot com. If you WANNA share your story with others like you you can do so by calling eight five zero eight eight eight eight six one one we will publish your message on surviving this dot com Tom for others to hear your call will of course be anonymous so please don't leave any identifiable information. If you WANNA share. Are Your story with others like you call eight five zero eight eight eight eight six one one and tell us what happened to you. Now I want to beclere. We don't have the resources to help you. This project is only for those of you who have lived through the trauma whether physical or sexual abuse and you can be male female non binary whatever as long as you're not in immediate danger if you need need immediate help call nine one one or the national domestic abuse hotline at one eight hundred seven nine nine seven two three three thank you for listening and we hope the following story helps by fastening now. I knew no ninety nine when I was a kid This is Mike how you doing bad not bad kind of nervous to talk to you soon. Be Nervous at all. I'm just the normal person. Let me tell you something man. Dur with fans and tongue partner with some famous people and for some reason talking to you is making me nervous. Oh crap. It's Mike well like I said I'm a normal normal as normal as you can get sort of person but I just It's probably due to the subject matter. We're about to talk about. Probably we not use my name we won't we won't say your name. L. Let's talk a little bit about out you as a child us as a younger person and and you reached out to me through our our voice mail and left a message and I decided to give you a call back so let's just start kind of in the beginning and tell me what happened to you. was a neighbor. I don't WanNa say the town or anything but it was a neighbor. You know he was a teenager. He was cool. You know he was cool with everybody. Buddy in in the neighborhood and just started you know back then was four. Internet before cellphones you know kids were outside riding bikes whatever and he would come out and throw the ball around. I was little short. Fat Kid not very popular you know back then bullion was everything started hanging out with him a little bit hanging out at his house. this was in the eighties. Yes yes yes it was and when they were hanging out in his house and you know what they look back man. I don't ever remember his parents ever been around. You know it's funny because there's that common experience anybody sort of our age range that grew up in in the eighties there wasn't a lot of parental supervision not not like today where you have like helicopter parents everywhere with candidates and all that shit right right right exactly but yeah we're sitting on the couch watching TV and since I left you that message man I've been trying to remember how exactly got started but being in the eighties you know things get a little fuzzy all I. I remember his things got started in. He would take my hand. Take his junk out. Take my hand and to put on it. How old are you and how old was he. I think I was about eleven and he had to be about sixteen seventeen but you know nothing. There was no actual sex. It was all just with pants you know he touched me and I was uncomfortable so he take my hand and touch him and nothing nothing nothing nothing like that ever but it happened a couple of times. James and I quit going over there and then my mom passed. Let me back up. I'm sorry let me back up one sec so you were yet. Yes you don't remember any parents. Being around or anything like that was just two little Ki- two kids one little kid and one slightly older author can in a house and it was empty empty abandon but yeah there was the his his parents were never around. My mother was all my mother didn't work. You Know My dad worked and then my appearance went through a divorce and she was home during the day but worked at night as a bartender my mother uh-huh. I see but I don't ever remember. I don't remember his parents ever being around. Do you remember what they look like it. Did you ever see them no to tell you the truth now and I don't know if that's just my old bad memory Marie or at blocked it out or just focused on. I don't even remember details of the House and I remember details of hours but yeah I just don't remember them. I'm being around but you remember the incidence because they they stuck in there. s absolutely absolutely you know. I remember him taking my hand because it happened once on the couch and twice in his room because he had played voice Mhm You know and you know you wanna see something cool here. You go and look in take it out and start doing his thing. When you take my hand and finish you know doing his thing you mean masturbating yes death sir.
Milo Ventimiglia talks his new film 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'
"This. This is popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a movie out right now that it's gonna make you can make you cry. It's going to make you laugh and it's called the art of racing in the rain. I mean it starts my guest milo ventimiglia welcome to the show happy to be here. Thank you and what you've done. Montmelo is broken. All the rules that actors are always told never to you. Don't work with animals with kids here you are and there i am happily and you just said i don't care what you say. You know. This is what made you are. You just yourself a major dog on <hes>. I mean for me. This wasn't a role that i was afraid of. It felt like something that i slash we as an audience needed. It's a human story. It's a story about a good father story about a good husband sure about a lovely family that is teaching their dog enzo the life lessons in needs to imprint it so that when he becomes a human in his next life. He'll be ready to be a good person he does want to be. He doesn't want so badly so badly what he wants wants curses himself for being dog and moments when his instinct is giving him insight to what this family is going through but he can't speak it. He can't say he just sit back and let things happen. So you have a dog yourself. No no no even like them. Love dogs okay. You said that i think we'd have to end the bucket out. The door wouldn't even give you the pop. That's maybe one of my way. Also this dog ends named after into dr a sound suspiciously like kevin costner very much so i won't even say might be kevin costner. He was here a couple weeks ago. I'm still hearing would what a what a lovely lovely coast or that. I never got to work with so you're not hearing on the set while you're doing this. What we're hearing in the audience know much like you. You know one is hearing with the dogs actually thinking there's no talking dogs in this. It's it's all the inner monologue of this dog as he's talking to himself telling the story story to himself of this family of this man but yeah no. I didn't hear anything i kind of our script supervisor and our our director simon curtis they would talk amongst themselves they would she would read <hes> enso's dialogue and simon. I'm kind of pause me and okay now. Hold on please and then i'll just be interacting with the dog you know and then he'd say okay and action and then i resume my lines or dialogue log on to where we needed to anything so i wasn't actually here in any kind of voice. Your thoughts are what what are the perils and the joys of working with a dog as the scene partner. You have to basic. I mean one. They're gonna steal the scene from me because i mean they're hand sorry. They're beautiful. They're there there you know you've been called all those things but still yeah they do with their with their with their tongues out in the tail's wagging you haven't tried that one yet avenue but because their animals you know you have to respect that their animals and take time and be patient with what they need to learn what they need to do. Repetitive over and over and over again not distract them feel like people can be distracted but yet we can handle a lot on our plate at any given time animals it was task at hand walked them there to their pick up some popcorn or lay down whatever it is is hold the remote and its mouth so it was a discipline of patients to just make sure that myself trainers were communicating and that i was given the dogs but they needed an intern. Instinctually they gave me what i needed which was a scene partner and that that was what was so special about our two dogs about parker and butler was what they were doing. Instinctually who they were was remarkable but i would also i would talk to the dogs like people like just you know not really full voiced that uncertain moments i'd have to crouch down and whispering to parker's ear hotel what was would say hey. We're gonna do this scene. I'm going to be a little stress but i love you. Kid don't worry we're fine. Don't tell me don't let yourself yourself. Get agitated. Just just stick with me at the end of it. I got a nice chicken. Treat for you yeah well. What made you not a dog owner sanjay. I want to do this movie. It was beautiful human story. You know what i saw. Again was a good man. <hes> living a life that was in many points of it difficult challenges obstacles real life stuff that was just constantly constantly hanging on him and i saw his heart and his determination to get through all that and do it for those that he loved. I loved. I loved the message behind that caring for the people that you really love and that fills you up well who can argue with that it also who oh can't relate to that. That's the thing that i also loved about. This felt like an extension of my t._v. Show this is us felt like something that everybody can draw raw from. Everybody can connect danny. Everybody can connect to eve everyone can connect to to <hes> enso's point of view. It just felt very relative. Tive who had you played that we can connected to who was the rat bastard in your career played a couple aw played one <hes> in a movie called wildcard. Jason statham the son of a mob boss who got away with the worst behavior. <hes> <hes> played <hes> the villain at the end of the second season of gotham t._v. Show he was a <hes>. He was a killer <hes> and play some pretty dark guys. Is that enjoyable to you too. I think everyone that i play short of that. That movie wildcard enjoyed that guy. I just really didn't like i didn't like putting on the character just didn't like any of it but for me it's they're all different sizes of humanity and i always feel like there's something to learn and and something to display people whether you're inspired to be good or showcasing that we really can't be this inhumane well sometimes by showing showing that in humanity you're you're also revealing something about sure us in the audience about what we don't wanna be exactly which is a good thing to it's one of the great things about being an actor does is that you can have that yeah and speaking about good at what you do. Congratulations third emmy nominations to the <hes>. This is us and season four coming in yeah. I'm already two episodes in just tell us what happened in the first to the next sixteen all of them yeah oh man should know so. Can you actually tell us how thing no i mean. I could say it's going to be great. I know really right in line with everything that this is us has done from seasons one to two to three the formula hasn't changed <hes> <hes> the pearson family feels like we're getting even deeper and deeper and deeper into who this family is who these people are as individuals in it you you know <hes> it's really just it's a joy to work on. I've had i've had a really amazing couple years going from that. Show this film and yeah. I'm <hes> i'm really lucky. It's fascinating to me because i remember also seeing you in rocky balboa woah yeah we're still alone is your father and that he has those speeches where he's basically you. You know talking about fatherhood what it is doing but then win season to this is oh yes like came. Flight comes on doing a scene with kevin yeah in a movie that he's doing talking about you. Who's gon who's his sons but also his his is his <hes>. He was his <hes> his hero. Yeah i mean i what i have had the first conversation with sly about joining the show and i pretty much told must i explained his part of it. You know inspiring a younger actor and his how he was my character. Jack's biggest onscreen hero and i basically told him i said all of that couldn't be closer to the truth as a younger actor i note it was like to be on set with you and dan to to just watch listen and learn what he was up to and what he was able to accomplish and i applied that to my everyday working process as an actor but then also from the character's point of view like he was my onscreen here on mike well yes lie was my onscreen hero to you know so. I don't know maybe a lot of flattery got him but also i mean you know his involvement with our writers and writing collect like coming together to share his his voice and what he wanted to tell of being playing himself. I don't know that he's ever played himself in the show but it was yeah you got a good day. You had a good time. He told me he goes a really good day so really good data good data. Yeah well the the two of you have. There's some similarities. People people think that i'm actually his son. Yeah yeah sure just go yet to do it well. You always say that you have this crooked matt do so where does that come from. Just i was born that way. I don't know where it comes from or what what got broken on the way way out but <hes> but it's definitely crooked i used to i used to talk out of the side of my face like this audience and i really didn't realize it until i was thinking might have been a teenager and i saw a local news channel interview or something and i was really struck by how crooked my mouth was when i spoke and so i remember sitting down in front of a mirror and reading reading and trying to catch what words made my mouth very very crooked and in doing that i figured out how i could kind of level it out a a little bit and it gave me kind of lazy speech pattern so now people don't quite know where <hes> from because of my lazy speech pattern because i'm trying to correct my crooked mouth but i don't know it works it is it's all kind of working. I think so i mean but did did it. Intimidate you when you were starting out doing. I said you have like moments. Have how am i gonna do this audition. <hes> where people cruel as people in hollywood can be yeah i had a i was in a castle one time how to cash or say hey could you. You just stopped doing that thing. You're doing with your mouth because you're doing a thing with your mouth and i go. You know what i was born that way and i just stared at all. I'm sorry i'm like no you're not and then i did the thing and i didn't get the part but it was like that was me that was me. I feared playing a vampire because you know vampires when they play vampires like they open their mouth. The big thing was going to go to the side and i thought seles or if i was like you know now. I've some wearing a masters. There's like there's a dead giveaway.