17 Burst results for "Phil Chenier"
"phil chenier" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"They had such tremendous respect for each other. I, mean this, this was this. was you know like like two great fighters? You know like being like you know having a friendship that lasted all their lives because of the war they want, and that's it was like with with Willis Reed and Seinfeld, I mean I mean you. You could not I can't think of anyone that I've ever come into contact with those basketball. That doesn't have respect for West on sales, incredible respect for WES unseld. You know for me. You know growing up with you know the bullets of the seventies in remembering, all of those games is really you know among my first memories as a sports fan, certainly the early seventies when the bullets moved from Baltimore to DC and Tommy, I was not a bullets fan when they were a Baltimore team. I don't anything really about the history of the Baltimore, Bolliger. During that you know the the early seventies before Washington actually got an NBA team, you know it was college basketball and I was a huge Maryland basketball fan, and that's all I cared about. It was the Redskins in Maryland basketball that was basically it, and then the bullets moved to DC in seventy three. They were the capital bullets that first year, and I was immediately drawn to them was a huge fan in part tommy, because unlike the caps who were an expansion team. The bullets moved to Washington and they were good. Championship contender and so you know that first year I'll never forget the first year. They were here seventy, three, seventy four. They played the Knicks in the playoffs in a in a seven game series, and they lost in game seven and I remember being crushed by that I'll never forget like I can remember my friend Jon Adkins John. John was a good friend of mine, and we had a sleepover at his house on the night. If game seven and we were both huge bullets, fans and And they lost game seven and the season was over, and it was the next season that the bullets were really good. They won sixty something games. beat the Celtics in the Eastern Conference. Finals than loss to the warriors in four games and one of the biggest upsets in NBA finals history the next year. They lost in seven to Cleveland the year after that. That they lost in sixty Houston and then came seventy, seven, seventy, eight, and I was looking this up before the show started, my memory was that West was much older than he actually was during that championship series, and that's why I guess. I'm surprised that he was only seventy four when he passed away this morning I would have thought that he was older. He was only thirty one years old in that seventy seven seventy eight championship season and by the way he was great during the playoffs. Remember when we had the conversation last week about Elvin Hayes may have been the week before, and I said to you I think one of the reasons that people don't give Elvin Hayes as much credit as maybe he deserves is he wasn't great in the biggest games. In their biggest series and he wasn't, but you know who was west was. Wes always came up big in in game. Seven at Seattle clinging to a two point lead West, who is not a good free throw shooter, you know. I don't know what his numbers were during his career. I'd have to look that up in fact I'm going to look that up right now. I'm just curious. What his free throw shooting his career free throw shooting percentage with sixty three, so not great, but in the seventy seven seventy eight season he was a fifty three point eight percent free throw shooter that stinks. And yet at the end of game seven in Seattle, clinging to a two point lead with twelve seconds to go west, got fouled, he went to the free throw line, and he knocked down. Two free throws to give them a four point lead now needed back then time. He was really one because there wasn't a three point shot, but he knocked down both of them with Elvin Hayes on the bench who had fouled out, he got the MVP, and he deserved the MVP of those NBA finals in then. Beyond that what I remember about Wes unseld is I just remembered this incredibly imposing physical specimen you know and he he was a he was the definition of you know a not talking and letting his play you know, be seen through his actions. He was an actions person, not a not a mouthy person at all. He was one of the most feared players right. You'll remember this more than I. He was one of the most feared players in an NBA era of feared players. No absolutely not the guy that you want it to mess with. You didn't want to trifle with West on so yeah. No No. You know what's interesting in this article that I wrote You know I, you know. I won't read. This phrase called. The the will to win is what throws him and Act West about it. And West talked out and echo call the. City he said competitiveness is something that you can't you can teach. But there are some people who have it and some people who don't intensity. I think that's something you can demand on the court. Otherwise, you're not put on the poor. That's the only way you could look at it. He was intent Oh man. He was intense, but you could never. You didn't notice it based on his demeanor. He had this scowl, but you know he didn't smile much on the court at all, but he was so He was so soft spoken. You know for such a like so I. Don't want to forget this. These these thoughts that I jotted. Jotted down number one greatest outlet pass in the history of the game. That's what he was known for for. Those of you that don't know wes unseld. He West unseld had a signature play a signature thing. It was his out two handed overhead outlet. Pass all right Kevin love impersonated Kevin Kevin. Love's middle name is Wesley is father played with West unseld named him gave him the middle name of. For Wes UNSELD and taught him. Wes unseld to hand over hand outlet pass. He was known for that. He was one of the best screen setters and pick centers in the NBA. He was a very good passing big man. He was a dominant rebounder and was certainly at. Points in his career a big time score as well never. You know a huge score like Elvin. Hayes but His. Rookie year, right and Baltimore. He was the finals MVP and the NBA regular season MVP gets the first. Happened and rookie. And Rookie of the year. Prior. He wasn't the fine, no rookie. Your MVP, my find my fear and. Threat though. We've done but done one other time. A, who? A history I forget who who was. But I mean. That's a rare I. Guess that's what I meant to say. Yeah I meant to say rookie of the year and MVP in the same season that first season in Baltimore, but I wanted to tell this one story that Phil Chenier. And I were talking about when I had phil on the radio show last week or two weeks ago and we were talking about West, and I asked him to talk about West's in Elven in an in and you know what people should remember about him because it was just off of that list Tommy of the ESPN's top seventy four players of all time. West was fifty on that list. Elvin Hayes was forty four and He told the story which I have seen in, and I've heard told before about game. Four of the nineteen seventy five NBA finals, golden state with Rick. Berry, against the Washington bullets, the heavy, prohibitive favorite, just coming off in. Eastern. Conference, finals win over Boston. The bullets were supposed to sweep the warriors. The warriors were surprise team out of the Western Conference, and still to this day and I've mentioned this before I. Think it's the single biggest odds upset in NBA Finals History the bullets. Remember that that that that Golden State team with Clifford Ray. And Jamal will right and the coast was Al adult talk about another tough guy. Well, that's what I was GonNa get, too so the story of the the fourth, and what turned out to be the final game of the seventy four seventy five season, it was played the capital center..
"phil chenier" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"But I didn't realize you know going back. I think he made all Star Games his first twelve years in the league Isaiah Thomas it. And he had more assists you know at his peak than magic at it is. It's time period there in the Mid Eighties. Which is pretty wild to think about. And they're playing at the slowest pace in the league and their defense first team so if he had been playing in a different style he was averaging some twenty tenths but if he's playing a different style I mean that could have easily been twenty five thirteen. You know no do I I. I gotta be higher to well. The did seem like they had no go ahead. Sorry I was GonNa say it did seem like there's little reason see by us on somebody like the younger guys. Were getting favor a little bit more than the older guys. No doubt not. I don't have a problem with is I think Hawaii's two time NBA Finals. Mvp and one of the best three players on the planet in my opinion and I'm not sure that that Golden State would have won with a healthy team last year with the way. Toronto was playing with the way he was playing. But but that's neither here nor there I'm fine with quiet and he's GonNa Climb that list here over the next few years But here's something just to wrap up this conversation because I doubt that you probably looked at something like this. Even because you're you're not from here. But Elvin Hayes for for for longtime bullets wizards fans like me whenever these list come out. I always looked to see where WES unseld Melvyn. Hayes are on the list. I'm just old enough to remember when they when Washington had a legitimate professional basketball team and the bullets were great in the Nineteen Seventies. Do you know that Elvin Hayes who came in forty four th on this list is still to this day tenth all time on the scoring list and fourth all time on the Rebounds List? Which is really an incredible number when you consider all every player. That's in front of them. Were in they were all in the top seventeen eighteen on this top seventy four list. He was forty Ford and I'm not suggesting that he should have been much higher. He actually is one of these guys that was in a true iron man. I think he's one of the best three to four power forwards in the history of the game but his to still in it today. You know especially with the proliferation of scoring and three point scoring et. Cetera is still be tenth on the scoring list and fourth on the all time rebounds list is is pretty impressive. Because I had to do a post a few years ago and like the greatest rebounders of all time and I was blown away by his career rebounds total and just like his his per game and an annual averages what about him made him such a great rebounder. I mean what was it? What was the skill set for him? That put him above. So many other guys will the irony is. He was much more of a self absorbed offensive player. He was a difficult teammate. Phil Chenier in the people that played with mill. Tell you the biggie was not the easiest guy in the world to play with. He was a prolific offensive player He he could he face in. Shoot the jump shot. He would back you down. He had a patented turn around Fadeaway Bank Shot. He could get to the RIM with a jump. Hook as a power forward defensively. He had great timing as a shot. Blocker what it was is. He was relentless he was a relentless competitor. He he ben He. I don't know what his average per minutes per game were but there were nights. I remember where he played. Forty seven forty eight minutes eating come out of the game. And he was long armed to He had long arms in and I I would probably attributed to based on my memory of him being incredibly relentless high-energy long armed player. Who was never off the floor? It seemed like he never missed games. Either I mean he was a true. You know I I didn't even. I didn't look this up but I'm going to bet you that the majority of his career eighty plus games out of eighty-two yeah see that's the one thing that we're missing from the modern MBA. Is Those type. That's right right. I mean especially especially in London Star level players. I mean that's another lesson from the last two guys like Jordan. Even Rodman was playing an unbelievable number of minutes in those in those final three seasons And hardly ever missing anytime you know in that documentary they focus on Rodman relentless high-energy rebounder. Right where they are saying. Oh he goes on this trip to Las Vegas and he was away from the team. And it's like this huge thing. It wasn't the only two games. He missed all year. He played eight again. You know so It's funny how that That kind of thing has just transitioned in the NBA. It's kind of gone out of favor but No I appreciate that history lesson. Because he was a little bit before my time you know. I'm from Portland Oregon originally so they won their title and seventy seven. You know right around the same time Washington got its title Have kind of a soft spot for that time. A basketball me to. It's just before before I was really a alive and kicking. I just I just pulled up his career. He never played a season less than eighty games in sixteen years. Eighty GAMES IN MINIMUM WITH. That was what he played By the way speaking of the seventy seven blazers to me. That's the greatest. What if Walton came in at forty eight? I think those of us that watched him and when you when you listen to the people that played with him and were coaching at the time if he had stayed healthy you know this list would have included him in no worse than the top five. He was that great well. It's funny because a lot of the beat writers in Portland were beat writers for the covering the Blazers back in his time. And there's always this debate among the younger fans like Damian Lillard or is it Clyde Drexler and and the the older riders will say no no no no Bill Walton host. That's a real answer for for the Best Trail Blazers player. And the yeah that seventy eight season where he gets hurt. I mean the numbers in the records that they were rattling off before that time. It's just It's mind blowing to think of what that could have meant for the you know the entire city. Frankly you know Portland's a kind of a small town you have A LITTLE DYNASTY BREWING THERE. If it sticks who knows where it goes right not to mention that they were incredibly. Well coached to Was incredible coach. Waltons one of those things where I've gotTa tell you know people even talking about my sons who are big basketball fans. I'm talking about older people know. Just go back in. Watch some of the Youtube Games. There's never been a player that's at that position that's made everybody else better. He was essentially magic as a center. You know in so many ways Last thing I've kept you too long But you're watching the the last dance and I saw that you wrote about something that I spent a bunch of time talking about on Monday. From last Sunday nights episodes. And that is the pippen game where he refused to go in to the game in game. Three the Knicks I haven't read your story. I just saw a on twitter. What was your overall? Sort of a commentary on that. Yeah I mean I think just to boil down like no matter how you slice it. He quit right. I mean you can't forgive him for for that decision with the entire season on the long on the line in that moment to just sit down and it's basically unacceptable and you hear from all of his teammates. How heartbroken they were by that decision. my main takeaway from Watching that scene though is just at a player would not be in that position and today's NBA for a couple of different reasons. You know first of all Scottie. Pippen was kind of held hostage by the 'cause he had that long term contract. Nobody forced him to sign it but he did sign it so he doesn't really have any leverage. I that time. The coach was You know a more powerful figure within the organization than coaches today And I just think if the same thing came to a head in the playoffs like in twenty twenty the superstar would demand the shot so most coaches would give it to them Even even if they don't give him the shot he's not going to sit down because you're going to have cameras and social media twitter and everything else there's GonNa be a lot of pressure for him to sort of just go along in that moment but the real takeaway is after the game You know he's got some real recourse superstar level player. Does he can either potentially go to management. It'd be like hey it's your. As a coach. He could demand a trade potentially which could easily see happening in the modern. Mba Player feel snubbed by his coach. And he would just also by the way making about ten times More in salary today than Scottie. Pippen was making In the early nineties so I just think that the power dynamics in the NBA have changed dramatically since that moment. And if a similar kind of head to head thing emerged. The player is not GonNa wind up losing in that moment where his reputation Kinda of gets tarnished and also losing in the aftermath where he's stuck on team and he's still has to answer to fill and everything else I mean. Look he's either going to get the shot or he gets to demand a trade and by the way we saw this in two thousand fifteen right. I mean Lebron James is in a very similar situation with David blasts. David Blatt draws up the play to have Lebron inbound the ball for a final shot against the Bulls Lebron into huddle said No. We're not doing that. He scratches the play. Changes it so the bulk of the inbound to him. He shoots the three pointer and they win. And after the game he tells the media what he did. He throws his coach under the bus and less than a year later. David Blatt has fired right. So it's just a completely different sport than what's fifteen was dealing with in the ninety. Yeah really good comparison. You know the the the thing that I thought of was what if CUCO misses the shot like I would love to know what would have happened in overtime with Scotty. Gone back into the game in overtime you know. What kind of incredible uncomfortable situation would there have been on the bench? When coach in the five players that were on the floor including Pete Myers walked back over to the bench in PIP and sitting. There sulking. Would Pippen have gotten up and you know said to fill. I told you you know I mean we could think about the odds of coach making that shot with a second and a half on the bounds. It's one in ten you know. So the the odds favored that does that game was going to.
"phil chenier" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt
"He's okay we have a deal. No negotiations he trusted me. He knew I wouldn't abuse it he knew L. Isn't going to be shy about asking for money. So I'm out there in January just visiting and trying to sign our first quarterback client boomer sauces and says the Look I just want you to know We have a really close relationship. We've really you have a close relationship with both Georgetown Carolina. We would lie either. Michael Jordan Pat you income out. We'd love to sign up. I think I said like what a shocker. You have an interest in the national player of the year in the most dominant college player probably says Wilt Chamberlain got him stunned. You must have an amazing talent scout. And obviously they did. They had an amazing talent scout side of the care. But it wasn't like it was a shocker to suggest that you saw Michael Jordan you know it was the most exciting player in college basketball. And who's a player so we actually saw him boomer that day at you. GotTa See told so Strasser had a famous. Everyone has their own situated. Close the deal. You know you shake hands and say -gratulations whatever structures the minute. We shook hands. He always say the say line By getting EFT as we say every time so I tell him he's talking about you I say look let's use up. I got a great guy for. I got this brash. New Yorker blue eyed blond haired guy's got a big personality six five you know and she taught me. So what do you want for us? Two years at twenty thousand cutting a deal shook hands and he said why getting up relaxed. You'll love this guys like John. Mcenroe's really brash. GotTa graces so go to lunch in the middle of watch out of left field says to be all you know. I forgot to ask you this boomer. Is He a guard or forward? I look at him. I said Rob because a free quarterback Oh goes God am I getting F- I said we'RE GONNA Love Guy. You know boom let it became the first guy for Reebok pump like so. That's that's sort of the background. I had a great relationship with Daikin and I knew Nike at this time was maybe maybe a thirty dollar company. They were tiny They didn't do much. Daschle advertise primarily attract company. It's the best code you know. Obviously had the famous runner died. Steve Prefontaine the company. They had some basketball players. They formed a club. Lotta guys on the blazers like Petri Phil Chenier as early. Daikin guy mostly west coast guys and they were in basketball but not really in a big way converse and adidas dominated so when I told Michael that I wanted him we're gonNA visit all the companies like college who pick six or seven companies would gonNA go visit a ball seat. You know what they can offer you not so much financially but promotion. Only he said David looked. Honestly you know. I've been a long season to Carolina that I had a plane Olympics for coach night. It was grueling demanding. I'm really tired. I have zero interest. Going to see Nike Zero. Not like ten percent you know might have an interest now sunny George Raveling lovejoy. Your drove brag. Each was the reason that Nike signed. Michael I really guide you. Guys are so your spent the entire summer them. As assistant coach on the Olympic team and sunny zone documentary said he single handedly signed Michael Jordan. I said wow that's interesting. He couldn't even get them to make a campus visit and neither could I and so. I was frustrated the very first day Andy. Very I I asked him to do as as representative is to get on a plane and just take a visit asylum and he turned me down and I'm frustrated. You Know Barish and so I went to his parents and I said look. We're going to work together. You know over the next five to ten years you know. Michael can make any decision. You was as far as what shoe? Company wants to silent but he really needs to take a visit so we can evaluate. Is this a serious contender? And the decision had mom linked to being the largest. Who's wonderful human being and David don't worry she's I think I'll give you there might be there. I'll try to adult. Worry he'll be on the plane and his parents were unbelievably great people. I mean really fun. People they were great to be that they were gracious. They were supportive They were very demanding. Michael and if you wonder how how he became competitive as he is off to his parents they were. They were amazingly self-improvement. No matter what he did they were loving and supportive. They pushed him to go to the next level. They never said. Hey that's great stop. You know you've done enough. They constantly pushed into improve himself. Not just as a player but as a as a as a man and they were they were amazingly great people and they got him on a plane. We went out there and sunny. My friends sunny. Open the car door for the Jordan's when they arrived the level. That's all he said to Mrs Jordan. Welcome to Beaverton. It's only words you said to Michael the entire day and every And Strasser to his credit had prepared a video of Michael's highlights from both the Olympics and North Carolina and he said the Buzek he said to the music a pointer sisters jump said it to the music of Van. Halen job Wear my sunglasses night. It was music videos. The hardly in vogue at the time they were just starting and this video was phenomenal. Except for one thing. Strasser couldn't get the damn machine to play the video. He's sitting there literally and it was like is like if someone had taken a garden hose and pour the would over said. He couldn't be sweating more. He's like dripping sweat and Howard White. Who's the only African American executive from Nike to attend? The meeting was forty five minutes like Aso Michael. Sitting here pissed off. He's at the meeting waiting for this. Dan via find a video store and it was really May. He loved the video and Then we go to the conference room and Strasser presents the wine. He presents what I had asked for a lot of shoes and clothes he shows. It prototypes of the shoes. T shirts have really really oppression. Jordan does not crack a smile. He looks like he's about to cry. You looks like he's about to scream. He's angry and I'm dying because I know he's hating this and he's GonNa fire you this this over and pariser joy it and so at the end of the presentation is hilarious. They'd done that homework and they found out that Michael loves cars. He bought his first. Bmw FROM LEAF in North Carolina and at the end of the presentation. Phil Knight Walks. The conference law stressors presenting Strasser reaches into his pocket. And if you comment Nike he reaches in and night. Sorta knows structures. Could do something crazy is gonna be pissed off about. He thinks his keys to a porsche of them and Phil. Literally Andrew Clutches his heart. He he's trying to brace himself. Or you know. Outrageous ruled by Strasser and strasser pulls these two one inch miniature model cars. The persuaders puts it on earth and so that the meeting finally ends and they take us to dinner so nice restaurant in Portland and has been putting the dinner ended. Michael Barely set word. I wish Sarah said so like you know. Tell me What you think he looks at me and said amazing. I don't WanNa go anywhere else. You could have blown the away and I realized Gosh this twenty one year old guy is really smart and he's an amazing poker player. He didn't reveal single emotion when they showed him so shoes on clothes. Highlights I mean go stand there completely poker faced and that's you know. That's how the Nike real issue got so used what I see all these people taking credit for you know people say how come sunny wasn't in in the dock and listen. I think he did some amazing things for Nike in basketball with coaches. You know it was his vision and I want to give props let me sunny. So He's a character. Is David Runyon character? But he you know. He formed a whole marketplace. You Know Tucson college coaches and You know he's been around basketball his whole life. He's been hugely involved in the grassroots but he was not in one negotiating advertise structure. I deal he had no role in the presentation when he came to Oregon and I have no doubt that he recommended that they saw him. But you know it'd be like the recommending to Nike in two thousand three. I WanNa tell you it really. Well kept secret. This Guy Akron Ohio. I think if you signed him could really be good. Name was Lebron. James and I ran around Todd Nike Side Bra because I I recommend it or tell last year. Hey there's this guy ever heard from From Duke names I and Williamson could be reasonably good prospect. You guys should take a look at it. I mean the whole world. Michael was two-time player of the year. It wasn't a great surprise. You know that that he was an exciting player. No one knew he'd be is that he'd reached the level of that he reached but they knew he'd be excited. They thought he what they really thought he'd be Andy. They thought he'd be like Dominique. Wilkins like a great governor. Great individual player. But nobody thought that he'd be able to carry to forget about six championships to one. Was that the meeting where the Air Jordan name was hatched or was that later. No no that was later. That's so we're we saw after that meeting. He now likes Nike. He's sort of blessed. The idea that could be with Nike and Strauss comes to Washington. I'M GONNA say mid mid August it's about ninety five degrees to bow. You grew up in wash typical day. And we're meeting in our office on Seventeenth Street. And of course they turn the air cushion off for the weekend. So it's ninety five about one hundred and five and stressors sweating. It was when he couldn't get the tape to run Portland and he says look. I know that you want a line of shoes clothes. Like he's a test part so I have to ask you. What do you want to call the line now? You know this because you did both force. We knew what a player in sports has a lot of products with tiger woods. Golf clubs worry backward. Jordan's third stand Smith's shoes or Roger Federer rackets they call it either signature product or autograph product. It's right in contract because it has cures autograph on the products. So you know what's his and so I said. Well what do you mean what are want to call it? I want to call on Michael Jordan. It's a signature and for Shaka says no do we will not call. We're not GONNA make a line of shoes and clothes working basketball player. You know who's not even the number one tech and call it Michael Jordan. I said really. Why not and he says for two reasons first. No one's GonNa believe that a twenty one year old rookie is setting as apartment in northbrook Illinois night designing shoes clothes. No one's GonNa believe that it's okay that makes sense. What's the second reason said the second reasons that you know? At this time. He had felt that American designers. Bill Blass Oleg Cassini. Diane von Furstenberg Christian Dior was not American. You know all these famous designers were putting their names on a variety of products from sunglasses to beach chairs to cars. You know anything you can think of to get royalties and structure thought that this designer craze had runners course and people knocking knocking to continue despite labels he was wrong. So it's okay I get like okay. So what do you want to call it.
"phil chenier" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Comes to supermarket chains tops tops supermarkets and Wegmans are the big upstate? New York supermarket chains. Wegmans of course has become a national you know supermarket chain in probably among among the highest quality supermarket chains. That there is and they've expanded down in this area. Although they've really been primarily in Virginia Northern Northern Virginia. You know real estate. Montgomery County is so expensive at their prices are very expensive. To say it's hard to find the land and build it out but there aries one up to seventy I think maybe it's Germantown and now there's going to be one. That's going to open up at that Fannie. Mae Location on Wisconsin Avenue. I don't know when it's going to open up but Anyway I ca I ca. I just market quest okay What's the worst supermarket chain every dealt with? Oh God All of the ice okay. So a lot of the northeastern supermarket chains you. You know the the supermarket chains in New York and New Jersey. You know I mean like the shop. SHOPRITE is not. There aren't corporately owned stores that it's they're all independent independent owners their franchise like I dealt with a lot of shoprite owners way back in the day and then a lot of the A and P owned stores like Wal Bounds on Long Island. I I spent a lot of time and some of the nicest people I certainly remember them. But some of the stores that you would go into. Wow I loved a pay only because of the name the Great Atlantic and Pacific. Yeah that's a great name. I remember that one time. They changed their name as a company super fresh. And I'm thinking that they didn't know they just super fresh was one of their store formats. Well I thought how absurd you got this great name and it turned into something like super fresh. I thought that was all day. Piece suits. AMP was in this market with their super fresh stores primarily they had had in Manhattan. They had their food emporium stores. which were more upscale stores? I remember spending a lot of time. In fact the the food emporium group they were actually their headquarters. Were in the South Bronx and I I and I had to call I. They were client of mine and I would lot lot of Tommy. I spent so much time in my car in the late eighties early nineties in Newark New Jersey Philly and I. I'll never that. That meeting was always a tough one because it was a bad neighborhood it was not a good neighborhood security everywhere around their facility and I had in you know I they would let me come in and Park in the facility if you didn't have the relationship with them and you had to park outside of the facility you may not come back to card complete and total good shape but So the other thing about buffalo you know you mentioned the sports teams. The the Buffalo Braves in the Washington. Bullets is played a series in nineteen seventy five Braves against the bullets Bob mcadoo Ernie digregorio Andy's Randy Smith who was the fastest scarred and the League against the bullets with Elvin Hayes. Wes unseld Mike Reardon. You know nick weatherspoon Kevin Porter. This was the first team in Washington that made a big run. They came in nineteen seventy four from Baltimore and the first year they were called the capital bullets they called the capitol. They lost the Knicks in a seven game series. And then seventy five they It was the Celtics and the bullets who finished one to the bullets were. We're actually in the center of it was called the Central Division of the Eastern Conference back then and the The Celtics were in the other division. Probably the Atlantic and the bullets played the braves in a best of seven series and Elvin Hayes and mcadoo each in the series had fifty point games really and that that series stories is of some of the key games are on Youtube. I'll bet the. CBS broadcast of them and the bullets. One in seven games one the seventh and deciding citing game in DC and then they went on and played the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals and beat the Celtics in six games and that was the year they lost a golden state they got swept swept in the NBA finals by Golden State. It by the way odds wise. Still the biggest upset in NBA history. I can't believe that goal underdog was it was a one man team I mean they had will Clifford Ray and and and guys like that for all intensive fills Phil Smith. was there shooting shooting Guardian Rick Perry boats to see much more talented. They were and they got swept and swept. The braves. Were a fun team the watch they were a fun team to watch play. What was the name of? The building was called the odd short auditorium. Or something might have been because I think that's where the sabres played for many years but it's funny because I found that I found some of those games on Youtube. I don't know several years ago when I was like. Wow these these are like the first Games. I can really remember of the bullets being in Washington. You know playing the braves and mcadoo was a star. That was the best of Makati's career was when he was is with us right off the bench with the Laker. Having lived through the macadear with the next I can tell you. His best era was in Buffalo. Will he was a disappointment. Appointment in new. I could be wrong about this. Look it up but I think mcadoo and Elvin Hayes were the top two scores in the NBA In in one thousand nine hundred and that would have been nineteen seventy five live. I want to look that up. Because McAfee was a was a lethal score. We were so happy as Knicks fans get mcadoo and he was such a disappointment. Nineteen like Spencer. deadwood was Spencer. Haywood Spencer Haywood played for the bullets in the early eighties. On those ruling Mahorn Teams Spencer. Haywood was who is a part of that team. So the nineteen seventy four. Seventy five season. the bullets ended up sixty and twenty two. The Celtics ended ended up sixty and twenty two but the Celtics got the number one seed The this franchise won sixty games. Once wow yeah it would end and they won sixty that year and then in nineteen seventy nine. They went fifty eight So you're leading scorers that that year count impassable reference. If they don't make it easy MAC news you're leading score. He averaged thirty four point. Five points a game Rick Berry was to Elvin Hayes was seven Elvin Hayes average twenty three a game well because the leading score thirty four point five in Barrie. Thirty point six Kareem was thirty a game three scores over thirty and then it was tiny archibald. Charlie Scott Bob Lanier and Elvin Hayes tiny archibald another great player. Watch what straight player to watch the league in points assists one year. Yes now that series against Buffalo That is honestly that is I sort of remember their first year here when they when they lost to the Knicks and seven games. 'cause you know the Baltimore. Bullets had this incredible rivalry as you know with annex ex and then when they moved to Washington that first year they played the Knicks in in a best of seven and long game. I mean the battles between Gus Johnson and Dave Bush were legendary between West and Willis Reed legendary battle. So you listen to this Tommy all right. Oh my God mcadoo. Samakuva had fifty fifty in game four in buffalo and then Elvin Hayes came back in a two series in Washington and had forty six five. You know mcadoo though I don't I I don't know where I can find exactly real quickly. What his average was I can do it off the top of my head here but mcadoo had had to average forty something a game for the series? He averaged thirty seven point. Four points per game. Here it is. I found it. And Elvin Hayes average twenty eight point four points per game. I mean two of the great scoring power of that era. Elvin Hayes is I think ver- very often. He gets very underrated in the conversation. The greatest power forwards in the history of the game. I know he was on the. NBA's top fifty fifty with wes. You know when they put that thing together. How many years ago is that? Now Elvin Hayes is one of the great power forwards his game but powerful or back then was considered senator blue collar position. And Elvin Hayes was not a blue-collar player. No he wasn't but you know. Elvin Hayes was a great rebounder and shot blocker. I know that I I know what he was. A score. First and foremost as he was in college You think like I think when people think about the greatest power forwards they think Kevin Mikhail. Yeah don't you think like Kevin McHale is always like first and foremost I think Carl Malone maybe Karl Malone you know depending on how you view Tim Duncan I sort of viewed Tim. Duncan is more of a center Sodi but with David Robinson technically he was more of a powerful that was only early in in his career. Dirk is a power forward. Yeah you know and Dirks up there. I duNNo. Elvin Hayes was an iron man to he. Didn't Miss Miss Games. He played forty something minutes and nights because he was so self. So sell some of my favorite conversations over the years whether that was on the podcast or on radio have been with Phil Chenier and always. We'll talk about whatever. The topic of the day is on the wizards and then out somehow always circle back to some of those teams and he has really fond memories. But there's no doubt that Elvin Hayes was not an easy team now he was not an easy guy but but what a great player yes absolutely. I mean part of that that bullets championship team and that was a great era of basketball in this town for NBA. It was. I mean I mean that's the thing you don't realize if you're not of a certain age when the the bullets in the nineteen seventies in Washington went to three NBA finals and one at once. And then if you count Baltimore in the decade of the seventies the bullets went to four. NBA Finals you know when they were always a threat even when they weren't in the finals they were one of the threats to get there. They were in the playoffs every year. Yes you know. It wasn't like they were ever awful. I mean look you had to future hall of Famers On the team in in West and in Elvin Hayes if Chenier hadn't had back trouble late in his career he was on the verge of putting together. You know sort certainly only a borderline hall of fame absolutely and then Bobby Dandridge is just flat out. When he came here in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight he was the difference maker? Yeah you know. He was the club she he was. He was off performer. He was there to butcher. When when the Knicks made a trade in sixty eight or sixty nine with Detroit? It got to push her. That was the final piece that changed the Knicks And it was the same thing with Bobby Dandridge who had won an NBA title already in the along with Lou. Alexander was he Kareem Rollout Center. At that point he was Lou. Outside and Bobby Dandridge wasn't was one of the Great Clutch complainers in DC sports history. That's not an exaggeration He was the guy that hall of Famers Wes unseld and Elvin Hayes Hayes deferred to in crunch time he was also a great defender. He was the guy that essentially in the playoffs. Took Dr J. You no and in guarded him would guard Gervin. You know he got the best assignment defensively. But my favorite Dandridge story of all time was told by Dick Motta in the seventh game of the Eastern Conference Finals Nineteen seventy-nine they were playing the San Antonio Spurs as the defending Champs because they had won the title the year before against Seattle and San Antonio was in the Eastern Conference then game seven which is a controversial game in NBA history because the officiating that went completely the bullets way down the stretch actually trailed by ten with four minutes to go and got every call and spurs fans before they started to win titles with Popovich and Dunkin and that whole era they talk about the Doug Moe team that lost the bullets that should have been there championship team and it was robbed from them in in the seventh and deciding game. Well with twenty seconds seconds to go in a tie game at the end of overtime in game seven game seven Eastern Conference finals. They won five to one zero five. The bullets had the ball. And and back then you know they would have. They would have mics in huddles and you could hear and nothing's going on in the bullet subtle. Nothing like your Dick Motta Bernie. Br bickerstaff they were. The motto was head coach. Bickerstaff was the assistant coach. They're just looking around. They had called a time out and then the horn goes off and modest says everybody gets together. Gather get in here Thrown into bobby and get out of his way. That was boy. That was the play. They threw it into Dandridge and he worked the clock and got to that spot he had this spot on the baseline. Tommy where he that ten to fifteen range where he was money he got to that spot. Knocked down the shot. They won the game. Actually the spurs had one final possession and Elvin Hayes blocked The final shot by James. Silas who was their point guard. That years the Spurs Point Guard and the bullets one went onto the finals and lost that year to the supersonics in five games in the rematch of the year. Before but I I love. I love that you know. Modest is told that story over the years I've heard Dandridge tell the story of heard him all. Tell the story it's like. What are we doing coach? They're just sitting there thrown into bobby and get out of his way. And I'm bobby go in the game for us. Ends with motto is a good coach. Yes he was like He. I'm sure he had a good play. He wanted to draw but he decided you know what the players are going to decide. Decide this one one player in particular When we Talked last on Tuesday. You said you were gonNA tell us the story of of a of a lawsuit you're involved in that made it to the Supreme Court. Well Yeah we were talking about my coverage.
"phil chenier" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"The former shooting guard who played in the N._B._A. for ten seasons. We're GONNA be talking about his N._B._A.. Championship they went to the N._B._A.. Finals three times one once and we'll talk about that championship season season in just a moment. Tell me a little bit about the play in the N._B._A.. At that time well first of all the more physical and not compared to going by the way the rules were because because you could you allowed to hand check you allowed to physically <hes> and check your offense component of so that in itself <hes> you know make the game a lot more physical and gene shue was very good at helping me prepare me for that next days because in College of course you couldn't you couldn't be physical but in the pros that was the case and he was saying hey you gotta get used to that kind of context guys. Put put their hands on you. They're gonNA lean on gotta be able to you know pay quick elevate and feel that pressure but still concentrate on your shot and <hes> <hes> you know he's getting used to but you know that that was the way the game I think also didn't have nearly as much isolation as you see now and it's not good or bad. It's just different and it's the way the game displayed obviously for the most part is only to my last year that they have the report shot and it took about ten or fifteen years before teams started to aggressively utilized that shot the first couple the year I mean the shooting percentages were horrendous and you didn't have guys who could shoot that grains like they can't now so. It's very difficult to their players Denver now. Because I concept a whole goal was to get as close as we come to the good you get a shadow now. It's the back up you know to the three point line and get that extra points and you have players like you said Damian you mean Lillard for stepping play on out here we have Bradley beal guys can since three four five behind the three point line with accuracy and she jumps out not he shot like us from half four visa jump shots so you know the game has changed the rules the concept of James <hes> I think we we had a better brand of using five players. We would have three four options. Sometimes of a single place took one option away. He would have a second one third that you knew you had the coaches <hes> and then every now and then game still with great down to one. Oh One and you try to you know utilize your ban ban on dance skills. Let me ask about the seventy five N._B._A.. Finals you go up against the Golden State Warriors. You're swept in four games. You were led by yourself west. One celled Elvin Hayes and you were coach by Casey Jones after you had a chance after that was over with and maybe even to this day. You still don't understand why it happened that way the four-game sweep. What did you come away with in that series well? It was a very. A painful experience me that obviously I'm happy that once fifty games we got to the final but it really left a bitter taste and they'll hats off to the wars players they had been various various way. They have outstanding place Bill Smith no college teammate Charlie Johnson <hes> Garrick dickey Lipford Gray <hes> well nothing push near you know they ain't got about ten guys they were throwing at <hes> rethought Jimmy Jones with a big part of us set that year <hes> and he he play in the backcourt along with me and Kevin Water <hes> but you know the warriors play the time and I was I was really painfully her after that hand but I thought that we would have another opportunity and you know of course we did go back to the finals and seventy the eight seventy nine but my personal experience wasn't as fortunate. I had that problem so I just all of the seventy eight playoffs and I played very briefly in the seventy nine playoffs so <hes> as it turns out you never take anything for granted because that was my best and my best opportunity to be a part on the floor <hes> in winning championships experience art as you said. The team returned to the N._B._A.. Finals for the seventy eight N._B._A.. Finals and it was kind of interesting because this was the only N._B._A.. Finals to feature two teams with under fifty wins in the regular season and pitted Dick Motta against Lenny Wilkins that was kind of interesting that turned in the seventh game. Tell me about that seventh and deciding game well first of all they say to me that we had of course I like I said I would out <hes> <hes> probably in February and Kevin Greasy came in and did an outstanding job would get us coming here since Bobby Dan fielding the back in the front with Elvin and West and they started to hit his stride and they got better and better as you had three <hes>. I think bobby will eventually be a hall of Famer. Hopefully is <hes> planning that front line so they got together was Kinda nip and Tuck you with Jennifer or stabbing in there but they were very competent because game seven was played back and <hes> back in Seattle and the game was close to one thing I remember is Elton got fouled over he had to sit down and we had to cut jack. Tommy Henderson you know they were some of the <hes> you know blue collar workers and they made a couple of outstanding plays that really made different solid down to the ground <hes> canary. We had a couple of guys off the bench and came through <hes> bobby. Dan was really the leader and of course <hes> in his <hes> kind of story way of being <hes>. It's just it was it was odd attacked and <hes> went down to the wire like I said there was a play topic scrambled on the full for an office agree band out to Mitch Pitch put the bus at the end and that game was like a I think a four point cushion three three point cushion and <hes> and then we gotta stop on the last place so <hes> it was it was a great moment for this franchise owner eightfold and was batting and AH hopefully for this organization. They'll be another opportunity to add another banner up there. We only have a couple of minutes left but let me ask you about Dick Motta. What type of coach was he? I met him a number of times but I really could never put my finger on what he was like as a coach Dick Motta was <hes> tax still justifiably dancing. We've we kid each other <hes> before they got there. You know we kind eh kind of a inside outside game. I'll just do we had Elton <hes> but you know can't <hes> option not a freelance a little bit on the perimeter but Dick Motta was a big man so and he not really hard to get the ball inside town and again and then we had bobby and L. and then we had cut jack and break valid coming up but we have five very good strong dig inside <hes> but he was also Cincinnati coach he thought about these possessions possessions so <hes> he was some of that jumped and county with from Chicago and I like the okay to say it off <hes> he was a he was the middle tactician. Sometimes I mean he's trying to get your head even some of the players I get people because Kevin Grieving I who are now good friends. We were fighting for minutes when I was trying to come back so there'd be sometimes in practice where it was let go at it and we were close to fighting it time you know you've found me gamified you and that you've found Xiaomi back harder next thing you know you're ready to fight you know <hes> but that was kind of his way of getting everybody mostly charge and ready to get going. We only have ninety seconds left but when you think back on your career fill and all all the things that you did in that career. Is there a particular moment that's kind of ingrained in Phil Chenier mind one that you'll never forget well obviously just two years ago. They retired my jersey so that was a huge thing but as finds being on the floor I guess would point to that seventy five series of <hes> both started at buffalo and we play very well with seven games buffalo that with mcadoo and Randy Smith equal you can Charles and what it gained seven and then we play Boston right after that and we beat them in six and of course that was they were the defending champions and that kind of setup you know the series and like I said even though we lost not that I'm happy about that but I was on the floor I was playing beating and that probably was more of a personal experience than the seventy eight I mean I'm happy to team won the championship very happy with my teammates and four eight Poland but I wasn't personally there to be on the floor experience. That was was weird feeling well. I WanNa thank you very much for giving us your time talking about your life and also about your career. It was a very successful one and you're right about the East Bay. A lot of great athletes came out of there and you had great success winning the you were on the team but as you said you were injured that year and seventy the eight but you just had an outstanding career i WanNa thank you Phil..
"phil chenier" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"The East Bay and I was just thinking earlier today about all the athletes that came out of the Oakland East Bay area in all the various sports when it came to Basketball Jason Kidd Gary Payton Lillard also also Bill Russell came from out of that Alan Crab <hes> Jalen Brown and Basketball Ricky Henderson Baseball Veda Pinson and baseball. Tell me about that time for sports in the East Bay what made it such a hotbed for sports. What are the names you mentioned Bill Russell <hes> at the climate for me kind of that set the stage my dad actually went to acclimatise school and <hes> he was always talking about Bill Russell and this and that and <hes> I think it was nineteen sixty two went to the tournament of champions which at that time was playing harmon gym and the climate was playing <hes> sacred heart? The one of the San Francisco Schools Joe Ellis was playing guy by the name of Jim Colliver and I'm watching the game. It was just so exciting and I I mean I already enjoy playing basketball. That's really when the bug hit me so oh you know I I just refer back to Bill Russell and I always talk about how you know you could talk about the greatest player ever this that there was no greater winners and Bill Russell it just seems like he always came Amo on winning teams and <hes> so I got bit by the bus then and <hes> Kinda caught between playing baseball basketball but <hes> by the time I got to Willard Senior High School is all about basketball and Berkeley high had pretty good tradition there billy Robinson Silicon Nukem <hes> gary pain guys did <hes> about four five years. They had these intact Danny eight next year. They had a great game <hes> if the T._L._C. Champ Championship game playing climate the Berkeley is so that you know that kind of set the tone for me and we'd go to throw streetcars have play sometimes downtown the venture in Oakland at play there but you know you can always get a game on the outdoor courts and you know it was a it was a learning fares. It was a lot of fun very let me ask you a little bit more about bill. Oh because <hes> you know he was a guy. I got to know him pretty well when is doing the sonics play by play and he was the coach of the Sonics at that time and we have a lot of you know had a lot of discussions about him growing up as a pro basketball player so you're the best the person to ask breakdown his game for me. What is it that he did that was so unusual and special well first of all he had a very uncanny and unique skill definitely <hes> his timing is he is <hes> quickness Fateh removed and things that people talk about now you know because you break it down you have film and all that but but the one thing that really stands out with him and I they just about the really great players that I've met it happened missile tough and regardless of what you do on one play that's not going to define the rest of the game for for for him for the great place and they'll go just bilking win against Germany when it gets Bellamy? What can you know some great centers of that time and it seemed like he constantly always say place and he seemed to have have the ability? I I became friends with Sam Jones and I love this this damn tell me stories about those Boston teams and one thing seems pretty pertinent. Is that Bill Russell had it's something that was contagious and it's Fred to you know to happen. Check to the not to say that they didn't have confidence but I think his presence gave them that much more of a confidence and and I always remember San telling me stories about when they went into to the forms play the Lakers <hes> game seven and they had the balloons and he said he saw that they had U._S._C. Fan the play. Oh happy days again something and <hes> he came back in until bill and he did something to the sex is one thing I know there's so when they're going to win this game they don't you know so he always felt like it was that kind of mental toughness that set him apart from from other players at that level the mental toughness because everybody is physically gifted and talented when you get to the pros but it's Mitt guys that have the mental toughness and for the fight through <hes> you know bad situations and they able to overcome adversity and I I just feel like that at anybody that's ever played the game Berkeley High School and you didn't have to go very far away to play your college ball stayed right there in Berkeley and played a cow. Why cow over anybody else you know I I just felt like we had the potential to have <hes> a winning tradition of course you sell eight was winning every year and I still like I wanted to be a part of breaking that trend was we didn't do yeah but I got champ to team up with Johnny Johnson? WHO Would Jackie Bridge? Both those guys were year ahead of me. <hes> anxiously truitt from <hes> <hes> over in San Francisco he came and and <hes> you know so Earl Robinson was also coaching there. He was the assistant coach and he was a freshman coast and of course earl was <hes> <hes> Berkeley high headcount alum and you know my family knew pretty well so it just made sense to me to go to first base to cow and and like I said I had dreams of you know possibly being team a lot of the gain the defeating L._A.. Yeah I wanted to ask you about <hes> the N._B._A.. In the sense do you remember the moment Phil when you said you know what I can play basketball at the next level in a what I'll tell you the truth. I don't think it it wasn't until I got to the end you know and even then there's always those questions on your mind yet. You'd feel confident yet. U U <hes> you know reach those and you act your you know set precedents for yourself but there's always that next level you always wanted to do a little bit more and for for us championships but you know the one thing that stands out is I had a very good junior year account and I was invited along with Truitt <hes> we were invited to the Panamerican Camp and that's what they have players from all over the country playing and I did well. I you know I feel that should have made the team change didn't but I was being players for Lord of Chicago Detroit all place and <hes>. I don't like I held my own every time I stepped out there I I it was something I could do. Ah Offset the next person so there was a certain amount of confidence but to say that I knew I was going to be in Hindi a fromm. You know there's always that that the and I think it's a good place to says. Hey you gotta work a little bit harder. All you gotTa do a little bit more so <hes> I I ended up getting faster than that. Hardship case got drafted <hes> by the bullets and the first day I go in you know I was about three every week behind everybody because <hes> it was a hardship draft. It was a special draft Lima Plan. I was supposed to be drafted by Chicago. The Bulls but instead the bullets drafted me so oh my journey cat to kind of bend time associate and get the contract with them. By the time I got into training camp <hes> it was about three or four days before the season open and change coach and I when he ran me crazy and I was I was playing with Earl Monroe Freddie Carter Kevin Loughry's Gus <hes> last John Transplant Jack Marin and you know they just come awesome being in the finals with Milwaukee so I watched him watched the New York in the seven game that the conference play also it was like all of a sudden. I just watch these guys on T._v.. Playing and now you're playing with it so it was a good feeling somewhat. Jimmy Dean one lesson I had is I I came into contact with some really good. Positive mentoring type of guys and <music> hurled took me in right away. Gus was like a big brother to me John Transparent West <hes> at so I came to Jean that was very mature. That was very confident and they didn't feel threatened by. I don't get coming in and it's back. They did what they could to make media confidence so that I was able to let them rather quickly and <hes> you know I was always grateful. All those guys <hes> you know for how they allow you to grow as developing quick gene shue as well <hes> developing the Phil Chenier is with us. We're talking about his outstanding ten year career which he won an N._B._A.. Championship and we'll continue on as we move across the country and around the world. We've got you on sports byline. It has been said that everyone has a book in them but you have the time or the ability to write your book. Maybe you picked up some skills or head.
"phil chenier" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"When <Speech_Male> his family the host family <Speech_Male> owned <Speech_Male> the Oakland A.'s <Speech_Male> and so we take a look <Speech_Male> at some of the interesting stories <Speech_Male> in sports <Speech_Male> and we've got a lot <Speech_Male> to talk about with Roy <Speech_Male> Talk to him <Speech_Male> about the US women's <Speech_Male> national team in the <Speech_Male> championship <Speech_Male> also the Baseball <Speech_Male> All Star game <Speech_Male> isn't me or do <Speech_Music_Male> you feel the same way. It <Speech_Music_Male> doesn't seem <SpeakerChange> like <Speech_Music_Male> major league <Speech_Male> players are really <Speech_Male> overjoyed about <Speech_Male> playing in that <Speech_Music_Male> game and we'll <Speech_Music_Male> talk to him about that and <Speech_Music_Male> if you're into sports collectible <Speech_Male> don't forget <Speech_Male> sow berry drops <Speech_Male> by on Fridays <Speech_Music_Male> we call it. <Speech_Music_Male> The collector's corner <Speech_Music_Male> and we'll talk with <Speech_Male> Tom. VERDUCI <Speech_Male> will be with us as well as <Speech_Male> I appear in the next week <Speech_Male> I see that <Speech_Male> Kristi Yamaguchi <Speech_Male> will be with us on <Speech_Male> Monday also torry <Speech_Male> Holt who I <Speech_Male> think should <Speech_Male> be in the hall of fame <Speech_Male> and when it becomes <Speech_Male> eligible I think he will <Speech_Male> go in and Tony <Speech_Male> Dungee will be <Speech_Male> with us as well. That's <Speech_Male> all coming up Monday <Speech_Male> on sports <Speech_Male> byline <Speech_Male> Phil Chenier is standing <Speech_Male> by to join us <Speech_Male> the former shooting guard <Speech_Male> who played in the N._B._A.. <Speech_Male> For Ten seasons <Speech_Male> eight of those ten <Speech_Male> with the Baltimore <Speech_Male> Washington <Speech_Male> bullets as they were called <Speech_Male> at that time <Speech_Male> and of course <Speech_Male> he was involved in a <Speech_Male> number of <Speech_Male> N._B._A.. Championship <Speech_Male> series so <Speech_Male> we'll talk to him about <Speech_Male> that and then <Speech_Male> Ron Swoboda <Speech_Male> will drop by former <Speech_Male> outfielder who played <Speech_Male> nine in years in the <Speech_Male> majors six of those <Speech_Male> years with <Speech_Male> the New York mets <Speech_Male> including the team that <Speech_Male> they called the amazing <Speech_Male> mets who <Speech_Male> won the nineteen <Speech_Male> sixty nine world <Speech_Male> series and <Speech_Male> listen to this when you think <Speech_Male> about the salaries <Speech_Male> as far <Speech_Male> as major league baseball <Speech_Male> today <Speech_Male> he was <Speech_Male> offered a thirty five <Speech_Male> thousand dollar <Speech_Male> contract to sign <Speech_Male> with the New York mets <Speech_Male> in nineteen <Speech_Male> sixty three only <Speech_Male> spent one season <Speech_Male> in the mets farm system <Speech_Male> before making <Speech_Male> it to the major <Silence> leagues be sure to <Speech_Male> check out the award winning <Speech_Male> Sports Byline U._S._A.. <Speech_Male> Website we're <Speech_Male> particularly. I'm proud of <Speech_Male>
"phil chenier" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"I mean a number of them in a row, they only won one World Series. So we'll talk to him about that. Some basketball. Talk with Phil Chenier as well. Nasty Lucan will be with us. You know, her gymnastic outstanding gymnastics athlete, and FREDDY Adu a youngster that grew up playing soccer and turned out to be pretty darn good. And on Thursday. Bruce Jenkins will join us I've known Bruce for a long time, because he's an award winning columnist with the San Francisco Chronicle, but his father was an. Award winning a music, conductor and also arranger, and we'll talk about his dad, because he's written a book about his dad, berry Tompkins, who I've known, and we worked together channel four here in San Francisco, who you see an HBO and Showtime, he does boxing. And if it moves he calls it, and then on Friday, as we always do we check in with ROY eisenhart for inside angle as ROY and I take a look at some of the interesting stories in sports and dig deeper to give you some insight in Sao. Barry is here on Fridays as he is into the collecting world knows everything there is about sports memorabilia, and we call that the sports collectors, corner, and then also on Friday, HANA Ali is going to be with us and appearing with us on Friday as well. A guy I spent a lot of time with during the football season, Super Bowl winning coach Brian Billick. We'll talk about his life and his career as well. We're going to be talking to Mark moulder two time. Major league baseball all star who was selected second overall in the draft and also Jim Herrick. Is going to be with us as well. For more than fifty years, Jim has been a basketball coach and with a collegian coaching career that spans thirty years, he has led four programs to the NC double A tournament, one nine conference championships and collected four hundred seventy career victories..
"phil chenier" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"I will get to Phil Chenier here in a few minutes. But back to yesterday again for moment because several of you wanna Tom and I to talk about another quote, from Louis Riddick on the John podcast and this one dealt with Dan, Snyder, and his thoughts on, Dan. Snyder is an owner. Now, listen to what Riddick said to John. He does things different. Now he is not the everyday presence that he was before. He is not the guy who used to call me and asked me to come over to his office and talked about the Roger and talk about moves and talk about strategy the same way he used to. He's not involved with it that way, he has tried to evolve in entrust people in power that he's putting the place to make those decisions I talked to him briefly before Philadelphia played Washington on Monday night, just this past year and we were doing the Monday night broadcast on the field. He came up to me, and, and we actually started talking and even in that brief conversation I could tell he's a different person than he used to be. All right. So a lot of you, I, I didn't hear that one before the show started. But a lot of asked why Tommy, and I didn't talk about that particular quote. I don't think we did. I know we didn't play maybe Tommy mentioned during the show. But I don't think we didn't. So look, it's a conversation starter another. You know, a good conversation starter. 'cause I look, I'm not sure if. Riddick was being sincere or not. I would assume that he was, I will take him for his word. You also have to consider that, for a guy like Riddick, who has we've mentioned already mentioned today has been mentioned a lot when it comes to being, you know, a potential future, NFL GM, you know, it may not be in his personal interest to criticize dance nighter. But that aside, I'll take him at his word. But I think when we think about the subject of whether or not Dan is a different owner than he was the part of the disc- that discussion really brings in a time line because it's changed. I mean, this is I'm gonna I'm gonna rip through this. This is my Dan Snyder ownership timeline in how he behaved in the moment as an owner. All right. I this is what I think it has been over the years, I may be wrong in spots, but I think I'm pro. Probably pretty close to what it's been. And I think a lot of people perhaps, on the inside would would verify all a lot of what I'm about to say. But at the beginning of Dan, Snyder's ownership, nineteen ninety nine through two thousand three. All right. The first five years he was immature. He was impulsive he was overly aggressive. He was a know it all. And it turned out to be an utter disaster start to his ownership. Those first five years, he had no idea what he was doing. He didn't treat people who worked for him very well. He didn't treat his fan base very well. He was very involved in everything the organization did, and he didn't care much, what the experienced football people that he had hired thought. In fact, he relished I believe shoving his power and authority down their throats as a young person in. His early to mid thirties at that point, his first five years of owning the Redskins were the beginning of him tarnishing. This important NFL, you know, brand, there was one thing, consistent about dance nighters I five years as owner, it came from everybody that talked about him coaches players fans media, and it was always the same, quote, Dan. Snyder wants to win. And he'll spend whatever it takes. Remember those days? I mean that was like a that was the one compliment you could give them. The only compliment you could give him. But the but it was a compliment nonetheless that he wanted to win and would spend whatever takes the problem is, is that rarely was at followed up with you know, he's also a really good owner..
"phil chenier" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Stephen Strasburg another strong start and even though Aaron the bullpen tried to give it away. It didn't this time and the NATs were five four winners in Atlanta, and they've won four out of their last five so a little bit of momentum. They're still nine and a half back of Philadelphia who won last night, but they are playing a little bit better in that Marlin series may have started them on, on a bit of a run here. What a piece on the Lakers yesterday on ESPN dot com. You recommended that I read it because I had not read it before the show yesterday. I think it came out, just before we started the show or maybe during the show. But the biggest takeaway more than any other for me. Is if you believe the various Lakers employees ease that were quoted anonymously in the story. This was in the ESPN dot com story, the inside of what's gone on with the Lakers, here, the last two years, you may not be interested in the Lakers or the NBA, but I promise you that this is a very compelling read, but the most for me the biggest takeaway, the thing that I won't forget, from that story is, if you believe the Lakers employee's who were quoted anonymously in that story. Magic Johnson is a very difficult person to work for if not borderline abusive. I'm not gonna spend a lot of time or any more time really talking about it right here on the podcast. That I just urge. Anybody that is a sports fan certainly an NBA fan or a Magic Johnson fan to read it just a very interesting story about one of the storied franchises in all of sports in the midst of its most dysfunctional era the last few years have included by the way of this franchises dysfunctional period. The last few years have included one of the franchise's all time great players, if not its greatest in my opinion he is Magic Johnson. And the franchise's all time most popular player. I don't think that that is debatable. He has been at least according to this story, a big part of the franchises fall into this dysfunctional losing abyss. Read it if you get a chance, it's interesting in in, you know, magic with the way he. He left the job at the end of the regular season. I'm a big magic fan. And I said it in the moment, I didn't think to be very professional the way he did it, some of you just reached out to me and said, he's Magic Johnson. He can do whatever he wants. I still don't think that he did he handled his exit very professionally. And then in that sit down with Stephen a Smith and max Kellerman last week on I take he really, really through a multiple members of the organization under the bus, rob Pelinka being the number one target for magic last week. And I thought that magic should be, you know, a, a high road guy and that was a bit of a low road. So it's an interesting time, especially for people like me who love and always loved Magic Johnson a few things to get to here at the start including one thing to clear up from yesterday show. Lemme mentioned, by the way, Phil Chenier is going to be on the show a little bit later on. We will preview the NBA finals with. Phil today. I think Phil's got a sharp, opinion of always enjoyed my conversations with Phil tomorrow. Tim Legler will be on the show to preview the NBA finals, but a few things to start including something to clean up from yesterday or clear up from yesterday..
"phil chenier" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"I love Joel Embiid attention. But I've been hearing calls last couple of weeks. And been honor Moses Malone. Yes, they saying that he's the best center in Philadelphia basketball. He's probably going to be number three. And he's probably not gonna pay not because he's not great. We'll it's going to be number one. And people don't understand they saying he's better than Moses Malone would have found out. Joel Embiid before halftime, that's true. 'cause he was smart. That's true. His work ethic was second in months, but the first quarter they do go to the foul. That's right. That's the James Brown. Basketball the hardest working man in the game. How can you wouldn't be in the hall of fame? One of the best all time if he didn't even down here in Houston. Eric I raised that this past week with his family and with some other individuals who played against him who were here, and they all agreed. But it's almost blasphemous and Houston if you say that Moses is better than a lot you want and the lodge and Moses raise the LaJoie raised them in terms of his skill level and this competition, and as another name from Houston that people never raise is the big Elvin Hayes. So you know, as my good friend. Al adults would say all the time. If you don't know, you don't know the big they they had a guy on the Washington Bullets. They had him and Kevin greedy and Wes Unseld. So they had a guy the first guy I ever saw with nice in the history of the NBA way before joining them when something going to take the lakes, they had a guy named Phil Chenier. Oh, yes. That would seem where night classic jump shooter. Oh, yes. Yeah. Nice before anybody else. I did not realize that when I say they weren't because it was like like them. But he was the only got back then chucks were in Styler convert was the big shoe, Eric, I gotta go baby. Talk to you later. Love you too. Bye. Bye. The ninety four WBZ's sports radio time is nine fifteen. Carson Wentz using softball..
"phil chenier" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Talking about all kinds of stuff again, we're here til twelve and then I'm back at one twelve to one seven days till the Super Bowl. So, but obviously the Super Bowl that you want to listen to you on WIP. We'll talk about the Sixers game. After that. I will say one thing about the analyst my two favorite analysts and sports one or callers got one which is he'll be Brown. Because he always tells me something I didn't know and despite being a little different than most analysts. He is very refreshing to hear the other guy is not in one of the four major sports. He's what you may call a friend sport analyst. But he's so good. So so so good. He's one of my favorite. All sports, not watched every analysts, you know, less forty fifty years in every sport. And there's plenty of light a loved Matt and love the aspirin. I think Philadelphia's had the richest history of broadcasters of any city I could ever think of Maryland micro, tremendous LeBron twenty one years murals been around forty two Bill Campbell with a bunch analysts. He had gene Hart more the play by play legislative had an a time. We've had plenty of tremendous analysts. Also, one of our listeners like Saleh Abdul Nabi work with ZIM off now. And. Jones you with the flyers. A lot of rich sports broadcasting history here in Philadelphia as we go to Steve in Westchester on WIP. Steve, how are you? Doing good, buddy. How are you just said that everyone sorta? I'm actually I'm actually not even from here. I'm from DC. So am I from? With that. I'm from DC we from oh, Silver Spring. I'm from Bethesda right near each other. Absolutely right down the road by NIH, though. I'll give you to DC guys since you're talking about. I mean, should people realize who people are talking about me, and you to be inside like that? Well, I'll give it to you. Anyway, the audience doesn't know who they are. It's just a waste of time. Let's say that now. That's okay. They can learn something to Phil Chenier from the from the wizards will bullets he was back then when they were so called the bullets and correct Laughlin from the capture the color guys. And the reason I'm saying I Stephen seriously. I love I understand what you're saying. But people have no frame of reference whatsoever for for that. So if you've got something else, that'd be great. 'cause nobody's gonna enjoy. Well, if that's the case then actually from a color perspective. I'll tell you why. I really like okay is is Troy Aikman wide. Sleek men out of all the NFL analyst says electric, but does he is he special in some way for you? No. Well, you know what? I like the fact that not only, of course, he knows football. I mean, that's pretty obvious. But the guy is he rips guy, you've rips teams, no matter what the deal is. He's not afraid to call people out. Boyish with the Cowboys. Because to me the one of the things you have to pass the smell test as an analyst if you're a player great player in most of the analysts are is to be able to criticize your former team and former players you played with the hardest thing for a lot of guys. Do does. It does Aikman do that. When he does a cowboy game. You don't think he does does? But I'm not sure he does as much does if it was a chief or an eagle or a Seahawk or a Redskin or whatever. I mean, I I can't say I've noticed too much different. Not that I've kept that much of a track. But I have a feeling that that he does he he lays into it. Like when Romo was was choking. And he did often he laid right into him. Same positions. You makes you look. I'm not saying Troy Davis is I don't think he would but took to land or cowboy quarterback makes him look better. There's a lot of people didn't think Troy Aikman is really a fame quarterback. A lot of people thought he was a passenger on those teams just flip the ball to Jason Witten or Jay Novacek, rather when he needed to and. Emmett Smith hall of fame and Michael overhaul famous rake when passenger hall of Famer player, do you think he was do you think because I was a hall of fame quarterback to you? I think he was do. I think he was any better. Do I think like? I'm gonna reverse it for you. Do I think Tom Brady is the greatest of all time? No. Because I think that he and treatment are actually quite comparable. If you. Hear me hear me out. Just hear me out. Okay. I don't need. Tom Brady's grace of all time either. But I think he's about anyway, I'll here go ahead. The point is that. Although I don't think Aikman was as much of a system quarterback as as Brady is. I think that he had been Aikman by far benefited from tremendous talent. I think he wasn't hall of fame quarterback because I did watch his career from when he was a rookie. And that guy that guy played well, even when his team was horrible. So you said something very interesting to me. Let me let me stop you right there because of this. You say Brady's assistant quarterback. I've heard that before to me, that's the farthest thing from the truth. He's not a system quarterback because Bella chick will sculpture system to whatever talent he has. He's not like a run-and-shoot guy or a a west coast guy Brady is linked chameleon. Whatever system you put in front of him, whoever you wanna feature he can do that. Why do people think he's a system quarterback? You really think that Brady can play in any system yet? Well, I I'm not sure he could adapt now. Now, I don't mean now RPO system renewed running quarterback with anything with the unit a drop back quarterback to do. He's got enough for him to to go along the sidelines role. You can talk to anybody anywhere. Yes. I think anything other than with the lags. He can do whatever you wanted to do. Well, I think that what Belichick has done. And then here's here's actually what I was gonna add lead with instead of the analyst was was the question. What is the percentage of success from the patriots history as far as the past twenty year old seventeen eighteen years? They are the greatest dynasty in in in in football is what percentage is Bella check in. We're of here's Brady, I have mine, you tell me what yours is assuming there's there's other people that that have seen a little bit along the way. And it's not just those two. But I'll give you one hundred percent with just those two correct? I would say politics sixty Brady forty okay? Hi, it's close. I would say seventy thirty because I think that Bella check. And here's the thing. I know what Brady does tremendously, and he does certain things better than anybody. But keep does only those things tremendously in brick dollar. Check knows this and puts the pieces around him to make the Brady incredibly. He's the coach. He's also on the other side of the ball. Appreciate the call. Steve. What what does what when people say who's more a part of it Bella chicory Brady? Do you? Remember the eagles? I mean, people don't wanna remember two thousand five when Charlie weis the patriots offensive coordinator left. The patriots for Notre Dame. Bill Belichick became the patriots offense coordinator, do you? Remember that offensive coordinator for the rest of that season and won the Super Bowl against the eagles as the head coach offensive coordinator. There's another coach in football. We'll even thought about that. Other than Andy Reid navy one Casteel. But that was a practical. This wasn't a practical joke. Go Bella chicken coach either side of the ball. He was on the other day. Those a press conference with Bill Belichick this week. The NFL must've said be nice Bill today 'cause it was a different Bill Belichick than you've ever seen. If anybody saw that press comes on Thursday. Chick and Brady were incredibly accommodating Belichick was say great question. He'd be expansive in his answer. Kinda like giving you a glimpse of the Bill that people like him talk about without the edge of the coach. I I assume the NFL asked him to do that for whatever ratings reasons, but he's done everything and coaching. He does a defense southbound as you often sell ball. He he helps with everything that's why he's more than Brady Brady's acquaint quarterback. Well, I don't think Brady's quarterback of all time. He's surely end the discussion. I mean, I would take John Elway if I had one quarterback to take because I think he can do everything you made five Super Bowls. No, he didn't win a lot of them. But who do you play with? And he had every skill quarterback can have that discussion now, but that's my pick quarterback ever. But I think Brady is light years better than Troy Aikman light years. I didn't try eight. What was the system quarterback? Was a very good quarterback even a hall of fame quarterback. But he was a system quarterback a guy that tempted to throw fifty times a win the game. He would've had trouble doing that. Trouble playing pinball wizard. Like, Pat, Mahomes, new NFL MVP in waving it all over the field or a drew Brees or anybody like that. Alan Trenton, urine WIP. Hi, al. When you're on hold and go to. You don't want me all the great all kinds of great offense of players Brady played with he played. With a cluster of hall of famers is one whole one hall of Famer one Niehoff of played Randy moss. Obviously for a year two years. He played with theod branch who killed the eagles and that Super Bowl, but he hasn't played with great running backs you play with what's his name. Corey Dillon was a pretty good running back. Here's a point with slop. But he hasn't played with all time greats either with Emmitt Smith Michael Irvin now. So there's a couple of things you mentioned present is if I recall right, presented refuse to work out for the Sixers. Lotta people refused to work out for a lot of teams. That's refused to work out for you, take him. Anyway, I don't care. I I thought that was just saying they're listening. So you got a great one that's gonna call in his last game tomorrow our last match tomorrow, and he's calling it a a career. You know, who that is Johnny Miller. I mentioned the beginning of the show today. He called us last golf today. Tomorrow. Yeah. There is but they didn't want him to have to compete with the Super Bowl for his living. A lot of people watching just for him. And I don't know what they're gonna do tomorrow Paul as it was gonna be on eighteen David Ferrier, whoever is but his last day was today as far as I understand. Maybe they changed it. But I don't know. Call guy for token. I I love. So just Johnny Miller. Listen, he he wants to maters fifteen tournaments. He's been there done that. So it's hard for players to say he's somebody in ivory tower who never played the game. But he was a player that when he played, you know, he was, you know, Mr. Mr. America that you wouldn't think would would do that. And then when he got in the booth and started talking about choking, and this that the other it sucked people as much as it did anything else. At least did to me did it to you. Yeah. It was it was just so entertaining. Because you know, what's kind of caught up in the in the in the over Alicea things, and he would always did something. And you know, I wasn't mentioned another guy. No, you didn't like local guys, but my favorite. Guy from Detroit where nobody's gonna have any idea. What you're talking about? My favorite was the scooter was the bachelor Nike's all those years, and I never forget the one time in Milwaukee knowing arrange the we had a little bit too much to drink and wearing a talion tower tie that was lighting up and he would always leave the game in the seventh inning. And drive home to core. He was just a class. You remember lament and Mike Hamrick? There was a four overtime game in nineteen eighty-seven hockey fan not a hockey fan. Bill clinton. Mike camera crews, Mike Cameron to me the greatest hockey play by play guy ever. I think it was Washington the islanders or something. And each overtime. If it was a great game. And they were talking about what kind of great game. It was. But it was also forever long game night the flyers penguins game. But they took off an article clothing every period, and they were down to by the end of the third overtime. I remember how it started Bill Clements wearing this tires a headband Mike wearing this under certain, and they were told by ESPN. It's gotta stop right here. Six or seven overtime. What is your opinion of the tau as as as more of a show that he is an analyst? Fighter. I like the number one thing I'll for sure. And and I appreciate the call. And I'll give you the answer you off the air. There's the one thing I have to have an analyst and in a play by play guy. And it's why I love re so much is enthusiasm. If you're not excited about what you're doing. Why should I be now did by tally understand can be over the top at times? Oh, baby. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But he hasn't enthusiasm for the game. If it goes over the top. So what I'd much rather have over the top to not at all. But he also understands basketball. He was a terrible coach. A coach at the university of Detroit for a couple of years. Not a very good coach one of the television and the rest is history. But he actually knows the game. And sometimes when it when it gets down to the nuts and bolts of the game. You've got to be eighty years old now. He knows what he's talking about. But I can understand how he's a little tooth Senator both for people in regular times. He also has that. At times he gets to dramatic when the game is not that dramatic. Oh, it's unbelievable. How did he do like fifty two to twenty nine in the second half or whatever? But I like to take a quick break come back with Joe and Geezer Jimmy, and you. Landslide hasn't been rolling be hit so twelve and I'll be here till one probably have time for one more call before twelve other than these two eight eight seven two nine nine four.
"phil chenier" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"You are watching player in the NBA pappalo's. Bob mce do not gonna do challenges. Washington. Elvin hayes. The biggie has scored sixty points in the last two playoff games as the bullets have opened up a two one. I'm the brave. Rambis is Buffalo's greyhound his legs make Jack Ramsey's fast-break so lethal when Smith got into foul trouble early in the last game, the blades tax muttered and finally died all together. Phil Chenier Washington little girl with the curls when he's good. He's what he's bad. He can't put them asking ball on the ocean. My time out he was very very good. Welcome to the memorial auditorium in buffalo and game for of the Eastern Conference semi finals series between the wave and the Washington Bullets evening everyone. I'm Brent Musburger along with Oskar Robertson and Oscar whenever we come to buffalo. We've got to start with a big guy off the top five macadear what a series. He's had so far. Yes. The granny's averaging around thirty five points a game right now. I was talking to coach Jones before the game. He's gonna try something new. This game is gonna try different ways on macadear doing the ball game. Can be in fiscal top right on your screen if he wants to do best physical. I think everyone has to the best all-round job against him as the game progresses. But tonight, he's ready. We'll start on because of the speed probably overplay mce doing probably fourth in the situation. Like this macadear drive to the basket. Rebound kept good basketball. Where that he is with us. We'll get a job at getting the power troubles Oscar. I've got a hunch that we are in for the best game this series. So far. Why do I any time? You get the game. Like white goes Jones is gonna start Red read. Maca do big ass late in the game the possible yesterday. Jack Ramsay had a meeting with the buffalo. Braves. Closed-doors lasted thirty five minutes his team play poorly, but they will not play tonight in game four. Welcome to good speeds. You'll bailable curious little cats do boot into exploring.
"phil chenier" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Now back to Gary, and Larry Gary radnich and Larry Krueger on KNB six eight. Imagine trying to get a win trying to get a win after the first quarter of the season. Certainly not where we expected or intended to be and it doesn't sit. Well with me doesn't sit well with anyone around here. So looking at every avenue on how we can improve ourselves. You know, just kind of where we're at right now and looking forward to getting back on the field against Arizona at home this weekend. You sound a little bit is that a guy singularly focused or is that guy gripping that's the first I heard it. So I can give a clean version of the side. But Mikey can here is once again, let's just hear the beginning of this real quick. Just once again, let's hear let's hear Lynch wartime. Just the beginning demand. Just trying to get a win trying to get a win. Kind of get a win as much as I gripe about bad personality or hey, it's part of your showmanship. I think Larry as I've said many times if I was a coach your GM, I would try with all my might not to do one of those shows, you know, what I mean, not to do one of those interviews shows because you are. You got to have a dialogue directly with your fans. I used to razz Larousse about. What are you doing that for he said, well how you handle adversity? Verbal adverse to the matters to the public. They care. They hear a wins odyssey. First and foremost. Yeah. And John drafting good players in the draft to making good trades. But he's the face of the franchise. He sets the tone. It was really good interview. I mean went on to basically say that was that that tone the whole through all the way through his voice kind of that. No, no. He's he's he's pretty balanced, but you could just kind of tell it's like, hey there grinding man. I mean, the, you know, they want they thought they should've won last week, and they know it and they didn't. And now they've got a game. They really expected to win again quarterback that looks pretty good. And if you watched Arizona last week if he hits Christian Kirk a couple of those deep bombs Rosenthal thrown for three ten in a couple of more touchdowns and Kirk could have had one fifty in Arizona. Could look totally. Different. So they better not underestimate the cardinals because Rosen Rosen's got big time talent. And this guy. I don't know if Larry FitzGerald even gonna play he's been dinged up this week. He hasn't practiced. But even without Larry FitzGerald. This Christian Kirk Kirk rookie at Arizona at Texas. Am is a home run hitter in the Niners. Don't have a lot of pass rush. And they got Greg may been playing the corner. So I mean, it's it's you know, they're going to be challenged. Yeah. No lynch. I think it was a breath of fresh air. Everybody has said that when he came on the scene where Balki was just selling back and forth. But I just really think because of that one that quarterback situation Beth third nothing wrong with him. But when you put all that money into Garoppolo and and and don't kid yourself as female fans, there's fans who were on the fence. Hey, forty-nine is finally have somebody to lead us and you take him away. It's gonna be tough making that an attraction. You know, they they've met her way. Anything is there really wasn't that much difference between the Niners with Beth third in the Niners with Garoppolo. No numbers with Beth third str- same struggles. They had rushing the passer in pass coverage the same problems they have on defense. They still have Beth third played well question, but he he's not the reason they lost to the say was what I'm saying. No Garoppolo throughout the off season gave you that hope that hey, look at this. We've got the guy who's going to lead us into the future. Yeah. Is he that much better than Beth it, I don't know? He hadn't proven it yet. But that's what they paid him for. And you take away the big drawing card and the guy who got everybody excited and wow. Outsing win picture this weekend. Show Monday morning. They win the game. All right. They they lost a Kansas City in Kansas City. The lost of Minnesota in Minnesota tight game with the chargers could on any direction. They lost that one. But they beat Arizona, and you have this optimism going forward. Yeah. They lose to Arizona. Now, you've got one win. You're staring at a trip to Green Bay in a national TV game against against the pack. And then the Rams so you know, what I'm saying? It's like then I see if they aren't gripping. Maybe they shouldn't be. Just a quick thing for we get in Andy Bagley just you again, it's an exhibition game. But tonight, this Durant thing, maybe I guess they're planning those little mini tributes to up in Seattle. Yeah. Kings up the keyarena Kerr's going to feature him because Durant came into the league as the number one pick of the Seattle Sonics. And you know, who is coach was at the time. My old party, buddy. PJ Carlesimo, really? Professional coach, you know, how cruel would that be? You're you're you're a franchise. And you're in all of a sudden, you you know, you're following the team you're Sonics fan. They were there for you know, for decades. And then all of a sudden, you get Kevin Durant. Yes, I'm gonna get to watch. Kevin durant? And then they up and bail out of a top twenty five market for market. That's more like top fifty in Oklahoma City, all because clay Bennett hit some, you know, probably hooked up some backroom deals crooked deal where he's from. David's learn cash grab that wasn't in the best interest of the NBA to believe Seattle. And now you've got Rick welts and K D And other people saying, hey, you know, what the NBA should should not have abandoned Seattle, and maybe they should come back to Seattle. And. Yeah. So I realize it's a logistic nightmare to be you know, to get up to the Pacific northwest. But you get the blazers there as well. So you make it a two-game trip. I and everybody loves Seattle market size. Oh, I wanna say sales in the top twenty somewhere in Oklahoma. Cities like in the forties. Yeah. Yeah. I'm reading this stuff. They're going to have a slick. Watts bill. Russell, you know, used to coach in Seattle can have all these guys out. In the how great us Johnson. Johny shelter. Gus williams. Williams Johnson you remember Gus Johnson though, big powerful forward with. Right. I was thinking Williams. They were really fun. Dow fatty Brown they went to back to back finals in the late seventies there. They won one and lost one to the bullets, right? And they beat they lose to the bullets, and then they beat the bullets one that seventy seven bullets seventy eight. Mata got one when he was coaching in with the Washington with on Selden Hayes group and Phil Chenier. Yeah. Right. I yeah. It's a funny. One could downtown, Freddie Brown. Was a great three point shooter would do get for the youngsters before you start yawning. I happen to be watching the thing on marriage couple of weeks ago on the internet, by the way history and every forty four points a game in college without a three point line and LSU they went back some guy with time on his hands went back and did his whole thing mayor MICH would've average like sixty one a game. If there was a three point loss. Incredible. I know I know it was kind of interesting guy went back you how long he's right there with magic. I mean, you go with the most entertaining guys who have ever had the basketball in their hands and the open floor. He would be on that list. Right. You'd have magic you'd have. Maybe a kid. You know, if you want to go old school Cousy, but you're talking flash. You know, a guy who can really had great court vision. Great handle great ability to just put it on your hands. And in the open floor was like an entertainer not just a passer, but like an entertainer who swears by him too. 'cause you heard all those stories because his dad when he was five years old is driving to school, and he made him open the side door the car dribble the ball while he's no place. Press bay. It made it, and they remember reading this that he would have to get his points. And it was like a rat. You know, looking for just running running nonstop. But Barnett said he's a very cool. Jim Barnett played with them said, very cool guy. Good guy died at forty had had a heart problem. You know, it's a very sad, very tragic. You're ready for Diane? Well, this guy is still rolling. I predict Andrew Baguley is going to go out on top. He's gonna break every story in a couple of minutes and these last show in a couple of minutes. Well, you're saying he's going to break things. I know I just think he's going to really go out on top who's going to be the GM of the giants. You're gonna find a moments from now is boats going to last no matter what you'll find out right now. How about let us know what I wanna ask him about heard Franny mentioned it last night. And he's absolutely right last night with the Braves Fulton knavish getting knocked around. Maybe they need a number one. Maybe the Braves don't have a number one. Maybe they could use. I don't know a big number one starter from North Carolina. That's why you're better than me. What's his name, Madison? Bumgarner, no made it. What is it? Made made navy might Fulton knavish. Coming to the giant trust me once. No, he's not coming to the giants. My point is that he was their game one starter and bringing the words they don't have a game one starter. But they do have a ton of young pitching to throw throw around. I've already floated a Braves giants trade to Franny on the internet. He thought it was silver ambitious. Well, that's the end of it. Gandhi. Madam to the.
"phil chenier" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"Now migro by the temptations to beginning of which is the most famous baseline is right in all the music my girl alice's restaurant which is twenty minutes long stand but that that is in there now here's one here's here's one that i think is a sort of very minor song and i'm very surprised footloose by kenny the lewis is now immortalized and more than that more than that here's the gambler by kenny rogers i'm here so here's what here's what's written forty years after its release the gamblers everywhere relatable to most everyone don schlitz and i neither one are gamblers kenny rogers said he said he wrote this song more about a thought of how you live your life and i think it's good for that this is the better paragraph or stralia billionaire kenny packer told rogers and his wife wanda over dinner one night that is dream was to have the gambler played at his funeral and it was in two thousand and six both george h w bush bush elder and john glenn quoted the song when they withdrew from presidential races it's become part of our collective dna schlitt says rafer kenny rogers for his work to be included it's an honor that you don't dream i would not the gambler to hold him knowing the national registry of songs you know i wouldn't have yeah good for him especially when it's when it's in the same classes stuff like my girl you're like well yeah that's very odd all right so i was looking through the paper today and i got to the last page the back of the ace section this is local we're going local local this is the and i didn't realize this the fortieth championship fortieth anniversary of the washington franchises only championship and they show pictures of the players including west on sell to just had a birthday the other day phil chenier who still active with the team mitch cup chac who for many years was the gm of the lakers said to be getting back in melvyn hayes who famously didn't get along with west unseld story but good bobby dandridge kevin greedy who had restaurants around here everyone of course looks so young because it's forty years ago what is there is.
"phil chenier" Discussed on The Starters
"Next one washington steve buckets and phil chenier describe how basketball runs deep your wizards visit boston monday what will be a physical matchup between the two teams let's hope boys are ready for that one not only is there some friction between the two teams but playoff seeding also the unlined as they've adult for second in the east steve i always eating sell the other day most son said dad you can't have that in your teeth i said what son he said you have something green right here pointing at my mouth so he was trying to help you out he couldn't stand that i had something green on me that's how deep this rivalry goes so are calling the nba's biggest rivalry who's calling it that i saw it on tv my man thomas is calling it the nba's biggest rivalry no i believe it was on a show called the start down on that show buck and since she but i didn't see any tweets that didn't see any tweets would they reference the up down report even today say it's not possible chronologically speaking guys because we did it yesterday right right right a milk bone marrow and bro sieff moran for killing us every week you can write anything you want i'm squashing this p we're getting into late march we got the playoffs coming up he's resting now he's an mvp well actually we just rested we took thursday and friday he was clear down to florida to see to spring training games he only saw one because he had to work on say what during the second to his craft all right one more break when we come back we got going three three plus a secret poll all right just about done here on today's twentieth starters twitter show what are fact for you there we had some polls going though trae remind me what they were yeah i think this is the first poll which team do you want to get the eighth seed in the west close one twenty eight percent pick the timber wolves twentyseven percent blazers twentysix nuggets nineteen mavericks type pole his money greens look fashion or fashion or seventy six percent voting lee right you're fashion these you know man is an open face toasted peanut butter and jelly truly a peanut butter and jelly sandwich seventy three percent no no lot of people sending us the definition of sandwich oh one hand a lot of open base salary with one hand if you can eat a sandwich with one hand instead of going like this you're going out eating both i say every component of the sandwich what if you can have what sandwich and then you have one toast is in half i'm with you mind thank you you're telling me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is this one piece of toast with peanut butter on it now other another piece piece no i'm not saying that i'm saying you have to pay nothing and then you have the jam everyone else understood now now i thought it was two separate peace no even set a such corrected me way like the guy you knew that i meant like you're spreading on the toast and then you're eating it right you don't even need to pieces of what you're saying you have one piece of toast with peanut butter doc closer to reading the poll and we'll just have some idle chatter terms you minutes to people twenty one minutes left and the final secret poll tax mel versus mad austin by this three percent that's a beef it's official official you guys got exactly one week you guys get a fight at the cemetery later that's where we used to fight when we were like grade school so disrespectful well like not not on somebody's crave just at the cemetery like in the parking it stay just close respectful in the outsiders come down there rumble fish thanks for joining us here for the starters twitter show as always keep your mba questions come in hashtag starters throughout the week join us tonight on nba tv at seven pm eastern will see that you heard it here i have a great time turn up lovey is awesome thanks for joining us folks and remember gonna arrest this one i people
"phil chenier" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"That they got great to and sleep another pretty so i'm pretty coached up to the the action so i so are you and we're going to carson wentz and i have a good relationship since i started looks just really improve that relationship so are you i didn't like near the dance you know what well located so the bears and right it you know i see calls the those sort of lectern where the president in his family are going to be sworn it so there's drop a year i'm clearly talking to some of the knows what what about what the and then that and i am about i'm like one of those guys that you want to work getting isn't bucket want to go to the mutant i can and the in the first looked at the sachin's yet so you must a gone on mine and looked at the sections i have a matt the women tickets are they couldn't really good i just don't want you know i don't want to they know when to banded and it's going to be sitting next to that's the to look later i just i'm going on that that statement missed the good news to the interest but that being said no excited it will be good get million light into like those in that section additions to from looking at the match you have to actually go several blocks away can check in they're doing state staging isn't and then you're wants to a section there's so but you know the you know i'm sure some sort of of a process of getting can see and then ultimately getting out of their but and look at going to be pretty neat to i had never done it before and my quick thing to the state with marty walsh right stuff that down and i look to my right and it crap sitting right next to his right that's what it was not too bad and that's what i mean to being down in dc is going phil chenier didn't know the notes congressman extra senator ryan whether it's really put exciting on a we're looking forward to it so you need to brighten early in what you stay like after he speaks business is is is going one in the passing that happens.