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"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

08:36 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

"Self-appointed successor. Or whatever you know somebody that he likes or or whatever then then. Some other debate show because he's already conquered debate. The does had to do that. We can get that in the morning or on endless replays if we wanna see it It's just interesting for. Espn two have gone. So long trying to not be defined by their personalities to go even further. i mean. we're not just going back to the keith. And dan level you know or or whoever else like you know level of started. Espn now it's like we're letting overman run the show. We know which is pretty shocking. Considering the trajectory of the network from vinton. Now well. I would say a couple of things about that one is. It hosts john skipper one of the interesting things about. Espn as they go really all in on. Big star's true they love they. They're less interested in of the middle rung. Stars that used to populate espn and used to hang around there in part of that's dictated by finances. I think in the cable model and all that stuff but they go they want really big stars and they want to go all in on those big stars My greenberg has morning show. Mike greenberg has the radio show. Mike greenberg has something on the app. Stephen as all over like that. That's just kind of the thing. But dude i would tell you this other thing when you to the point you made about stephen a. There's twenty hours of espn. That don't involve stephen smith day. Who's the biggest who are the biggest voices on that twenty hours a coup or the people who are breaking through in the way that he does or even in a sense in the way he does. Because if you. And i'd gone back five six years. Espn we'll be like okay. Michael jamal okay. you know. here's a lebatardshow You know tony and mike on. Pti now who is. I mean scott. Van pelt to appoint. I think on the midnight sportscenter like he's a big voice on there. You could certainly find some other people. But i think what's happened is. There's almost this vacuum. And he. Stephen is still stephen but the rest of espn the volume. You know people who left. They're just not in. The volume has been turned down to an extent he just seems bigger in that new. Espn universe than he did in the old one. It's true i mean and and it sort of begs the question of what they're gonna do now to replace. Rachel nichols and maria taylor right because there are fewer people than maybe there would have been the past who are lining up mean who who are who are potential replacements for that job But regardless of you know. I mean you and i could name names right. I mean you could like we could. We could hypothesize if it's going to be You know maliki andrews or cassidy hover or whoever else but like is is or should we should. We didn't take what you just said. Assume that you know this era of espn is just going to say. Won't mike greenberg you're the new host of nba countdown. You know why not. They did with the draft. You know like an. I think that was part of it like let's get a big. He's a big star. Why aren't they on our big properties that we have with the sports leagues. I think that's the theory here. I will say that you know we we think about espn in a lot of different ways and and when we think about the creativity it's a little bit and then use the chip and joanna thing. There's a little bit kinda like more. Stephen is not really an idea. How do we fix this More stephen a. okay. How do we. How do we put something on the app. You watch more. Stephen a i guess. That's a solution at some point but at some point that feels like you just didn't have any ideas do so you just kept saying moore stephen a more stephen a more stephen a and that sort of feels like where we are now. Yeah it's true. I mean listen if you can get steven to do you know appearances on. Get up and then he does. I take and then he doesn't nba countdown or whatever the nba all various nba Shows during the season. And you know they'll definitely find some afternoon evening responsibilities for him when the nba seasons not going on even the season is going on. I'm sure they'll be eager to have him. You know pop up on. Nfl shows and whatever else but if you can get him to do like four or five ten throughout the day then maybe the ideas you just have to bridge the gaps. You know but it does seem really like it's not an idea But it but it is but it is a plan. I mean it could be a plan even if it's a really shaky one. Yeah then what. Are you doing that. By the by the way if you're if you're trying to exert your influence if you're trying to get a little bit of leverage in any of these situations if you're stephen a smith what better thing to do than to go over to jimmy kimmel live and just proved that you could do something else like like i'm. I'm happy to walk away. Nobody else is gonna write me a big check. You know and who knows if there's any legitimate that could ever happen but it is a pretty. It's a pretty interesting. And if you see it as a leverage play right so if you're espn. and you. Run the risk of stephen smith going hollywood or sagging to do something else or whatever he might. Do you have to be thinking about what the next what what comes after steven naismith. Because best the best case scenario if stephen smith doubles longevity of everyone that's come before him with the clock is still ticking. You know and then editor. Stephen smith is the only thing you have on tv than what are you left with. Yeah exactly that's what and that's the downside of going all in on somebody. What if somebody rid eventually says that. Wow you i've. I've gotten so big that i need to go somewhere else. I need a host a comedy show at night on late night television But i man if you if you ask me like what is the what would be po- stephen a plan at espn. I don't know. And by the way i would really track back to those remarks he made last month and you know. Espn doesn't even have a plan to have stephen a. off the air for a day. I don't think i mean that's just. I just don't believe that's in the i don't believe that's in the cards over there. Because they've become so dependent on him was for the second talking about monday night football since. We're getting close to nfl season chair. monday night. Football did something really interesting this year. They have a smith right to be out. Even steven is going to have his own alternate broadcast football. It's actually the one. Stephen eight so far one stephen a free zone of espn. I think he would argue at halftime of monday night a couple years ago. If i'm not mistaken any may have monday night football on. Espn this year. You will turn on the main channel. And you'll see steve. Levy brian greasy. And louis riddick three announcers calling the game you will turn on. Espn two for at least ten weeks out of the season and you will see peyton manning and eli manning having an alternate broadcast Were they presumably are talking ball. Because i think both those guys are very engaged to be engaged with the football but also like cher sting celebrities Interviewing people during the game by the way we talked a little bit last week or last episode earlier this week about whether sports broadcasting could ever broadcasting general news broadcasting whatever search resemble podcast now manning manning podcast but the idea of putting two brothers together who have infinite see presumably of inside jokes and young so whatever else and having them sit in a room and talk to the viewer for three hours. That might be way. Closer to a podcast. Anything we've ever seen before it's a really good point right and it's like casual conversation And let's bring now. Let's bring on our guests. Yeah it's very gassy. So it is going to be really different. I think what we've seen a whole bunch of these alternate broadcasts Like the college football national championship game. They have the coaches looking at film. Blimp cast or has been a blimp. Cast re spn. I think what makes this one. So interesting as those all felt.

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

The Gerry Callahan Podcast

06:01 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

"And we left mcdonalds and wendy's and burger king open and now we have four hundred pound people who are dying unvaccinated. And we're saying gee. Why didn't we just get the vaccine. Gee why didn't you just stop eating. It's amazing that we're not allowed to save her. Dr one say that go out at you haven't heard folks you say not biden. Never say you won't hear the blasio wish. Can we bring her back. That was her thing decide. Let's let's let's not go that let's not go overboard here. We don't need to bring her the way like she would do. Better than joe biden. Tell you to get off your asking exercise. Yeah it should take away any food that you want to eat and give carrots and some ruge but it is amazing it it every time you see a picture of a young person who is dying or struggling or on a ventilator. They're rather large. But you can't point that out because fat shaming is not allowed you could shame the unvaccinated you can shame them all a peep massacres. But you can't shame The the the overweight people but we have to. We got a lot to get to. And i knew it get caught up in. This turtle boy is going to be go. You're leading the resistance again today. How you're gonna be you're going to be probably making the news because they're gonna kick you out probably kick your kid out. Maybe rescue i. I got a message today. Say that the schools have requested police presence on the first day of school in anticipation of anti mask protests and the the town has refused them. They've told them straight up now. This is your problem. You wanted masks you enforce it. This is not against the law. We're not you. You're not gonna use police resources on your games. Good aumont. i'll be going to be tweeting. Live tweeting all cher. We gotta get to this. Rachel nickell story because it is just when you think. Espn is just gone. Fully woke insane crazy. They go to another level in if you miss this. I don't think anybody any organization any outfit. Anyone in the media is just crazy woke. Espn if you missed it. The other day. Stephen a smith forced max kellerman off a i take because he didn't like max and he's and he's a powerful guy and has bubby bourbon. Bobby burke asked on out kick i said. Do you think any any white people will ever be allowed on that show again. And i have my doubts steven a. Wants he wants. And it's going to be just the rotation of super woke stirs and you know talk every day about how whatever it's racist because tim tebow got a tryout with jacksonville at the jacksonville jaguars. That's going to be kind of a running theme everybody's racist and then it won't make any sense. That won't be any great debate. But that's how it will work. Colin kaepernick spent blackball. Tim tebow gets an opportunity because you white anyway. The rachel nickell stories amazing because She did nothing. She did nothing literally. she did. Nothing i mean they record. They leaked to private conversation. She had with this guy. Lebron james guy She questioned she said that. She didn't want maria taylor to take her job on the jump or on the nba. Sidelined job retailer as we know a younger thirty four of attractive african american and absolutely ruthless absolute cutthroat cheap ruined. Rachel nichols life. Essentially because rachel nichols said that. Maria taylor she. She hinted suggested that maria taylor was getting promoted was getting advanced because she's a minority which is a fact soap. Rachel nichols stated fact in a private conversation. And for that they they. They destroyed her. They took her show off the air. She will not be doing anything else on the issue. Like a year left our contract and they're just gonna keep on the sidelines and payer because she suggested that maybe maria taylor a young attractive african american was getting opportunities because of whoa kness because of the because they wanted to promote they wanted to face of espn to be an african-american. There's others not just her. There are shows that have no white people on them and mino- old people. There's just no room for that anymore. You gotta be young and black. And that's the way. Espn wants it. And they're not even hiding it. Rachel nickell spoke off in a private conversation and that was enough to destroy her. Just say you're done. It's amazing. But i was reading over the transcript when we were playing the sound from become sation. She had With this lebron james guy. What's his name. Mendelssohn elson mendelssohn. We can play it. It's not really clear. And then i could tell you exactly which said it. Essentially got her fired but espn let's set. Let's hear this real inflammatory incendiary conversation. She had which was recorded and then leaked to the media by somebody doing maria. Taylor's bidding you your opinion. screw.

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ESPN Removes Rachel Nichols From NBA Programming, Cancels 'the Jump'

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

ESPN Removes Rachel Nichols From NBA Programming, Cancels 'the Jump'

"Evening. ESPN is pulling Rachel Nichols off its NBA pro Granting. It follows The New York Times report last month. The detailed critical comments the nickels made about another on air personality, Maria Taylor, who is black. Nichols had sat on a hot mic. The Taylor was picked to host NBA finals coverage last year because ESPN quote felt pressure on diversity. Nichols had been an integral part of ESPN's NBA coverage since she returned to the network in 2016.

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Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN After Failing to Reach Contract Extension

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN After Failing to Reach Contract Extension

"A change in the reporting line up at ESPN Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN she bolts from the sports channel after she and the network were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension Taylor had been with ESPN since twenty fourteen a contract expired on Tuesday Taylor got dragged into what became a racial intramural battle at ESPN when colleague Rachel Nichols made comments about her a year ago Nichols who is white suggested that her boss is all for the NBA finals host job to Taylor who is black to Polish up its overall record on diversity Nichols griping didn't get her her job back when the comments went public she also lost her gig as sideline reporter for the NBA finals I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

06:36 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

"Story on this tape last summer. Speaking of one year ago now they got only four. Minutes of the video of rachel nichols talking on the phone. But they weren't on the story and this is the headline they came up with. Espn creep used the jump video feed to secretly record. Rachel nichols in her hotel. Room video got sent to us. This isn't this feel like an algorithm has just has digested like a decade of old deadspin and started trying to cobbled together headlines based on that. If was like that's been karaoke doesn't it like i. I read the old ass kicking deadspin. Now i've got the mic and let me see if i can Let me see if i can do it away to it. Didn't come out just like the knew desmond did that. And then they had another piece this week where they came back and they said well. We're gonna explain everything that happened in this. I want to just quote one line from the peace. So grab a seat in a drink. Because i'm about to tell you how all this how this all went down. Now whenever i read stage directions and a piece i start to assume that they're not actually going to have the goods want and in fact after reading this piece. I'm like i still don't understand what happened. And there was no reckoning with. How did we get to story. A as opposed to the correct and far superior story. Be i just i just completely do not understand dan. Diamond reported the washington post emails. Us this the original deadspin screed was awful. But somehow the dead's been pieces actually more bizarre news outlets sometimes right how we did it after a big story. This was a textbook. How we didn't do it. But i'm grateful for desmond's follow a post. Occasionally i get to speak to journalism students about investigative reporting. I can't think of a better example of one news l. at showing the benefits of putting in the work and another revealing how poorly equipped. They were to handle a scoop at some dan diamond. I mean in some ways. Like the the how we missed a scoop. Tick-tock does have a weird echo too late stage. Deadspin legs age old debts or late-stage gawker usually they were fleet-footed enough to be the ones getting the scoop and giving the tick-tock of how we the world almost got a scope that no one else was reported or something But again you totally missed the point. The only reason you could I'm sure every. I i can't read any minds but the only reason i can imagine that you would see that video at report the way they did was part partisan sort of political calculus right that you were like chew that you thought you were choosing one argument over another that one thing that you that you you way the way the gravity of several different things and certainly like you know working as a kind of pr outlet for espn or for. Whoever ito sent them the tape him. Sure is is a piece of that but that you would like way these things in decide that one was more important for whatever your reasons were again. You're totally missing the point. Because honestly i don't know the answer why they came up with it because again the what was supposedly the lettuce. Tell you everything that happened. Story was so opaque That it didn't it didn't answer. The question was beta. Grab a seat in a drink okay. I'm sitting down. I have my drink. I'm ready to find out what happened. And i still don't know by the way defector aka old deadspin transferred to place wrote about this yesterday too that that's bins old editor or i should say an editor of old deadspin. Tommy crags was an arthur conan. Doyle guy yeah so. I think he would appreciate this. New deadspin is what would happen. If sherlock holmes was replaced by the baker street irregulars. We solved the case away wrong murder. It's it's actually the other guy. Sorry about that. yeah actually. that's probably insulting. To the baker street irregulars my apologies. If any of the irregulars were because they were actually good at tracking down information patrol. Come this is like the media story inside the media story inside the media story and this analogy is. Espn is noted homes villain espn creep like rotting in jail by the time that they identify real killer. Yeah he got taken by the by the by scotland yard. He's he's in. he's in prison just again and again. I think we could probably in here but an amazing quality of the story a mind-blowing quality story. This was all all this stuff was a year ago tape recorded and leaked a year ago. Deadspin story a year ago and here. We are on the brink of the end of maria. taylor's espn contract and this richly reported new york times piece that all of this is the rust before. I don't think i've ever seen anything quite like that. Really having i mean it's an incredible just totally in a vacuum. It's it's an incredible media story right. I mean it's a sort of russia. Nesting dolls media. Stories are so many layers to this and that it's happening like you said on the as retailers contractors about to run out it's it's it's There's so many just like unbelievable aspects to this and that is happening during the nba finals though we started with mean it's like that's the whole aspect to it right. The whole weight is going to have an issue. Here is going to be happening on tv. A story this insular is not supposed to be so well timed. Write a story. That's this particular to the media. World is rarely on the sports schedule. And i think that's partly why everybody's just so we're paying so much attention to it but it's a good thing they are because this is a is not an easy story but it's an important one. Yeah usually we don't have the mission. Impossible countdown clock. Are those shot clock if you will happening on. The media story attached the media story. That's.

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

"Gray is the dugout. Reporter goes out to interview chad. Curtis and chad curtis says. I won't talk to you because we as a team decided. We're not gonna talk to you because of what you did said to pete. Rose like we're just not going to do this and again. I don't know if this would happen. If rachel nichols was on the sideline i don't know if somebody on one of those teams would have would have said like. I just don't feel comfortable doing this. You know given everything. That's happened right now but i guarantee you. Espn did not want to find out if that was the case dating. We're find out on live television if that shirts. that's a great point because talk about nightmare scenarios. I'd like to say one thing david about what's about sports television. If we can go back to thirty thousand feet notion in in all the talk about this story about you know your pitting people against each other. And i and i hear that i just i just wanna say like sports television sports television. There are so few big jobs number one jobs that almost every job out there pits one person against another person yes. It's zero-sum game for sure and some of the comments our rachel nichols made. Were pretty lucid in that direction. Just in the sense. That like i mean. Listen we're for. We grew up with a bunch of white dudes going every professional sport right. I mean the the boot booth was a white guy sitting next to a white guy. In every single instance in as much as like people that we know joke around about like why do we even have a sideline reporter wiser even a game. Show like what's the point. I'm guaranteeing the people who were doing those jobs who were very vocal about wanting those jobs to continue because there were only a very few slots traditionally for women minorities even work games like that right and his executives saw it yes in a very limited executive you the perception was that so i mean it's you're so you're right. I mean it's everybody is being pitted against somebody else in all of these roles. That obviously doesn't excuse anything that was that was said on taber. Otherwise no and i often think you know when when you look at sports television like the person who's worked really hard who's who's done. Who's you know. Paid their dues. Who thinks that. They're the next one in line they often don't get the job that just happened. That just happens all the time you know. That's not that's not. I don't it's funny just to think about this but we could. I list a hundred a hundred examples. I won't but I just find that very you know that to me is background music. To this whole thing which is you know we could look at the succession. Just the espn nba studio programming. You know people are just it is a very very very tough business and there are not many. There are not many slots available to anybody if you wanna work at that very very top level can we talk a little bit about lebron's media adviser adam mendelssohn. Oh god yeah sure. He had a moment on this tape to He says. I don't know i'm exhausted. Between me and black lives matter. I got nothing left. He has since apologized for that comment. Adam mandelson's a very interesting figure in nba media world to use an only in journalism word. I was gonna say he's a gadfly. And then i looked up with gadfly actually meant i mean somebody who's kind of pushy and annoying. Not in a not him is more of like a malcolm. Glad well connector in nba media A confidante he had by you know his actual job as if you david shoemaker wanna write a profile of lebron james or about lebron james's tv producing whatever you go see adamant few want to have a sit down with lebron james on ringer tv or you want to go to his school in akron. You go talk to adam medals. He had sort of an star. Turn as right where he may edit. He had a significant appearance in the rich paul piece in the new yorker that china wrote couple about a month ago or whatever so in that that was i think a lot of people were exposed to his sort of and vaguely his influence than yeah and i've met him. I've not talked to him. He is he's very friendly. He really i think leans into the. I'm not your typical. Pr guy kinda mode. You know more look. I understand journalists. I understand journalism. You know. i'm one of those guys. i'm not. I'm not going to be this kind of smarmy. Pr person in his function. I think for a lot of people as e- essentially is the friendly. Pr face of a basketball player. Who is now be has this giant worldwide corporation attached to him That's adam medals. But he is a pr person and it. Absolutely when i. When i saw on the piece that he was the guy rachel nichols was comparing notes with and trying out. Pr strategies with when she had had this professional disappointment. That absolutely made sense as like of course right. Of course. that's the person who is at the center of all these things that you are doing that with that just that was just one of those things. But you're right. He's he's not he's had moments where he sort of come out and he's not. I don't think i'd mendelssohn is hiding from anybody but it would just. It just absolutely makes sense. That's the kind of person. Because i'm i am again. I don't know about the. I don't know about the professional disappointment. Part but someone who has long long conversations with nba reporters all the time. That's it and who stands at the center of all these worlds lebron's world journalism. That's adam medals. Finally on my agenda. Today david i want to talk about new deadspin and buy new deadspin. I mean not to be confused with the original and superior desmond because new deadspin actually did a.

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

"Was not some sort of isolated incidents of of disobedience or like whatever will break. Yeah whatever i this was this was part you have to see. As part of the fabric of what was going on her entire country and our culture you know and the fact that the i mean who knows what those conversations were like. They're certainly been people that. Espn is suspended. Sort of performance and then welcomed back to their previous posts in. You know whatever and this was not one of those incidents. It doesn't seem like that was that but but still don't know what the conversations were like but to but this you know from from the kind of uneducated spot that i'm sitting in right now. This feels a little bit a little bit like the sort of transgression that you turn into. A learning opportunity for everyone and move past as a team and not punish someone and then almost like almost more significantly than than the suspension quote later given latte less desirable tasks at work is the most damning part of the whole thing. I mean it's just and then she left and you were just like well. What are we gonna do. I mean you thought you had this contain. You certainly didn't it was just. It's just there's so many just compounding wrongs there and the why. Why didn't they do anything as is a key question and if you re draper story. It's pretty clear that espn was afraid. They were going to get sued if they did something to. Rachel nichols here's a quote multiple former. Espn employees including a former executive said that company executives expressed fears of a lawsuit from nichols in the disney. Espn's parent company became heavily. Involved the argument being if you were to whatever whatever you decided to do to rachel nichols said. This is what is warranted by that comment. She would say wait a second. I was recorded without my knowledge by this. Espn machine that was uploaded to company headquarters So would espn is what i suspect. Avenues espn is in this vice. Where they say like this very upsetting thing happened. This terrible happened people inside. The company are pissed that this thing happened but we i guess feel legally like we do anything and to take sort of more human side of this. I mean listen. It's not hard to hear the story in full and have some level of humans empathy for you know the idea of being recorded without your consent and having your worst sort of the worst parts of your eight or whatever leaked out into the world me rachel nichols is was in a situation that nobody would choose to be in no matter what their those kind of dark parts of our personality are and yet they're out there and i think we've reached a sort of broad consensus in our culture that if that happens there can be some level of human sympathy and have that not effective the sort of moral or ethical issue at hand right i mean. I don't think there's anybody listening to this. That believes that. If jeffrey toobin had been tricked into believing the camera was off but his punishment should have been different rate. I mean what the action was. What mattered right. Not not not not not not what led him to believe that he was off camera right and so yes the. I understand that there is a legal issue. Here and maybe. Espn did the best. They possibly could given the circumstances. I can't imagine no in terms of in terms of dealing with the legal aspect not getting the lawyers mad at us. Yeah i mean but an and but it's it does seem like repeatedly every point along the way were missing the forest for the trees here. It'd be missing the forest for the trees and people inside. Espn whom you value noticed in. We're pissed and religiously entire point on which is like wait as we hear in the piece about the whole nba countdown team. Where some retailers. You just just read twitter by the way what a day for twitter of espn employees. Just kind of like the just sub tweet day of all sub tweet days where you're going. Oh that's interesting like everybody. Espn was very very aware of this. As a direct you to maria. Taylor story Excuse me email in the story that was obtained by draper. She's writing espn management. I will not call myself a victim. But i certainly have felt victimized and i do not feel as though my complaints have been taken seriously. In fact the first time i've heard from hr after two incidents of racial insensitivity was to ask. If i leaked rachel's date to the media. I would never do that. She continued simply being a front facing black woman at this company has taken its toll physically and mentally and now we get to this weird situation which we're talking about the top of the pod that now rachel nichols is taken off the nba.

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

"I think when you look at this when you look at the whole situation thirty thousand feet. Espn management thought. They had to problems last year. Two very separate problems problem number one was a very normal almost. Just just depressingly normal television problem. Which is rachel nichols an employee. They like didn't get the job she wanted. This happens in television all the time right so. Espn says well. What can we do to fix the situation. We have given maria taylor the hosting job. What can we do for you. Rachel nichols and again from talking to people at espn last couple of days. What i heard is essentially that you know they they were. Espn was like okay. What what what can we do. How can we help you. One person told me they went to her contract and said okay. Well can we you know sidelines at the finals. Okay can we. Have you do the trophy presentation at the end of the finals. Something by the way. Doris burke had done in previous years and i think presumably still could've done even as she was doing color commentary on the radio which is what she's doing now so i think it's worth noting. Espn was working to fix that. Very banal problem of television. Which is we had to pick one person for a job. The other person was inevitably going to be disappointed. Okay problem number two. Which was the comments on. The tape was the actual problem. They didn't do anything to solve it as far as i can tell. I mean there's just nothing to circle back to what you said a minute ago quote draper one more time. The only person known to be punished was kayla. Johnson a digital video producer who told espn human resources. That she had sent the video to taylor. Johnson who is black was suspended for two weeks without pay and later was given less desirable tasks at work johnson later left. Espn so for the better part of a year. Espn sees this comment. And they punish one person who is involved in sending it around the network. But that's it and it's almost david like there's this attitude that they just thought it went away in fact they were banking on it going away. Would this this thing that's happened this this this comment is just going to disappear to say it'd be pointing out that it happened a year ago. It's important to to spend a second just to to focus on the fact that kylie johnson leaked his tape a year ago and think about where we were a year ago. This isn't some vague period. Time this is appearing time and listen we all can have whatever sympathy for just like you know the the faceless white men in the corner offices if we choose to but a year ago. This was a time of incredible. Upheaval end like widespread activism in our country. And the fact that this employee regardless of position or anything else thought it was important for this state to be seen..

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

06:20 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

"To sing them. It's also by the way insane as anyone who has seen maria taylor work on. Espn would say oh. Yes retailers a great television host. Would you not agree absolutely. Yeah i mean if you watch. nba countdown. We haven't talked about her on the show at least not that. She really is a unbelievably talented broadcaster. And i think that doesn't quite do it justice. I mean if you watch if you just watch five seconds of if you just watch one segue bit they do. You can see that. It's sort of like the evolutionary. Tnt postgame show is in. It's related more to that hurt. Their talents are more related to that and they are the traditional studio show or this traditional pregame postgame show. It's like as stilted as those things used to be and sometimes still a lot of sports just her personality and her skill has turned it into you feel like you're dipping in for fifteen seconds of a running conversation and then maybe that doesn't sound like much but it used to be so stilted and with her her her show is so comfortable and so it you you actively want more and more of it not just because it's brief but because it feels like an like an intelligent conversation that you're a part of and you almost feel like a generational shift and listen. I'm not going to compare it to anybody else in the story but from the people that came before her as paint with a broad brush. It's almost a generational shift between people who were great studio hosts and maria taylor who is just sort of a like a human like like an incredible like force of nature personality that it's so yet that's so powerful reserved at the same time. I'm overstating it may be. But she's really really like the best. There is at what she does. Think you. i think you hit it when you talked about the comfort of being on television There are lots of their lots of really talented. Broadcasters never quite mastered the idea of looking like they're comfortable being on tv that that they're just completely at ease and they're ready to go and that that is what they're doing. And i and i think she i think that is yes that that is one of the qualities among many that comes out for me to her so i just you know whether whatever she's doing she's on a whole bunch of different things that that network this call. David was supposed to be private. As we said those words were never supposed to be heard by people at espn. That rachel nichols hussein but that of course is also what made those words particularly damning inside. Espn yeah because as draper writes multiple. Blackie has been employees. Said they told one another. After hearing the conversation that it confirmed their suspicions that outwardly supportive might maple talk differently behind closed doors. Yeah that sounds about right. That was like the first sentence from the piece that i like. you know. Underlines am i right. Quick sidebar wizar- was it twitter fake news. Or am i gonna correct in believing that the person whoever it was that responsible for leaking video was punished a year or two ago whenever it initially happened. Oh we're oh yeah we're gonna we're gonna get there okay. I just want to make sure that that's stroup of going into much because it's ended. It's real news. That's real news so again like you like you point out before this happened. Some time to go and they dealt with it presumably heard the tape and doe that to their to their satisfaction sometime ago. But i wonder but i want to talk about specifically but that new york times quote that sends that you just reading the times and i say this look in the mirror a little bit too because if you think like you mentioned that this reinventing goes on a lot and it does venting is a human thing. We all as human say things that we would hope would not be circulated around the internet. I wanna say general venting minus minus layering of race and diversity and everything but yes vent venting is a is. A is a right of sports television sports media in basically every business in the united states. When when when that hogan tape came out years and years ago or whatever and everybody was kind of happy to kick him out of pro wrestling history. And i was you know lined up as one of those people. I did want to make the point. That if you're you know if you're if you're if you can no longer be a fan of any professional wrestler from the eighties. Who has said they said the inward in their life. You don't have. You're not gonna have many people to be fans of anymore. This sort of conversation probably goes on a lot. That's the point of the suspicions right. I mean the suspicion that that that black espn employees had was well-founded. I don't think anybody would dispute it in the absence of this tape. But that's not exculpatory and that's not really the point right if you find yourself if you find yourself like pursing nichols quotes detained for lucidity for like you know subtle points that might be made and i admit i can be guilty of this kind of thinking but if you if you are doing that you're the point entirely because this is a much bigger issue the rachel nichols is now the sort of paradigm of. She's the symbol of this and she is both justifiably. The target of this story of the the unease at espn and of the Whatever feelings that people are having around the world and it's also a an issue that much much bigger than her so it's not about how she couched it and it's not about whether or not this stuff goes on. This is a much bigger issue of which she is now. Justifiably the focus absolutely absolutely. She apologized on tv on monday She says in draper story that she tried to directly apologize. Maria taylor she's quoted. Same retailer has chosen not to respond to these offers which is completely fair and a decision. I respect. I wanna dig in. I got five things thing number. One is let us dig into the corporate. Espn response to was. I cannot underline enough that this happened one year ago one year ago and the comments is draper. Reports were circulated very quickly. Espn even up to the executive level..

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on Channel 33

"L. o. Media consumers bryan curtis and david shoemaker of the ringer here along with erica savante. This is a special edition of the press box devoted to the espn story. That everybody's talking about david is aaron. Nba finals. Actually going on right now. Because i don't know about you but i've just been watching the pre-game show on the sidelines. That's that's where my attention has been focused because as kevin draper reported in the new york times earlier this week espn host. Rachel nichols who is white. Made a disparaging comment about espn host. Maria taylor who is black last year when that came to light nichols was pulled from sidelined duty for the nba finals and replaced by maliki andrews nichols's daily tv show. The jump did not air on tuesday. It was back on wednesday. And you. And i talk about a lot of minor. Grade media tempests and little bits of intrigue at newspapers and tv stations win. Somebody is being yanked off the air during a marquis event like the nba finals. That's when you know this is an incredibly big story and what was said was incredibly wounding because man. That does not happen very often. Yeah i think you know with the espn. Sometimes it's most informative with any big company like that but espn is. We'll be talking about a lot sometimes. It's informative. I frankly to look at what they do in the in a vacuum it actually look at what they do in the absence of them really having a point of view because it's hard to imagine them having a real strong point of view on a lot of stories such as this and what they're doing is reacting to what other other people's reactions right. I mean. they clearly felt pressure from inside the house. Tim take this kind of step. Which is like you said. Really extreme and and frankly a little bit surprising. Yeah i just think we will get to this as we as we kind of go through the various details of this but one thing people should remember as everything we're talking about here happened last year in terms of the comments made one year ago and it's now in twenty twenty one summer of two thousand twenty one that we're seeing the reaction which is goes to your point about espn reacting to what's in public more than what actually happened within their own building or should we say on a server inside their own building all right. Here's the backstory. If you've not followed this go for july thirteen. Twenty twenty rachel nichols is sitting in a hotel room in orlando florida or around. Orlando florida because this is back. When the nba was doing its postseason. Bubble and nichols is on the phone with adam. Mendelson who is lebron james's media adviser and by the way. I think we should talk about him before. This podcast is over. Now on this phone call nichols is not happy because she's just gotten some bad news from espn management. She's not going to be hosting the pre and post game shows during the nba finals. That gig is going to go to maria. taylor a rising star at the company. Okay so nichols wanted to host. The nba finals be the host which is basically the second best job other than calling the nba finals. That job went to somebody else to maria. Taylor now nichols is in the hotel room. And she says this to atom mendelssohn. I wish maria taylor all the success in the world. She covers football. She covers basketball if you need to give her more things to do. Because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity. Which by the way. I know personally from the female side of it like go for it. Just find it somewhere else. You are not going to find it for me or taking my thing away translation. Espn had given maria taylor the job of hosting the nba. Not because of her talent nichols is saying but because they were feeling pressure about their crappy record on diversity now david nichols was saying. This privately. A lot of venting that goes on in the sports media world in private the catch is that nichols had a video camera in her room that she was using to do remote hits on. Espn because again. This is the bubble. We're not supposed to see anybody. And his kevin draper writes in the new york. Times quote. Unbeknown to nichols. Her video. camera was on and the call was being recorded to a server at espn's headquarters in bristol connecticut. Private call is suddenly on a server back at corporate. Hq now someone back at espn watches downloaded video of nichols talking about a colleague. They record it with their own camera. And now this comment that nichols made about retailer is being passed around the company so i really five things. I want us to attack but we should probably say something about the comment itself before we go on it. I know it's obvious. But i just want to make sure we do.

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

06:35 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"More and you get to know them a little bit more but i think also that you know it. Journalism has become much more of an access game than you and richard might be comfortable with Where it is very much about trading information. You know adam mendelssohn by knowing what the political jesse like i'm certain Good adamson gets a lot of value out of knowing who the players are already. Espn right and he's got he's got. He's got major figures that he wraps. And that's that's how he makes his living. So i you know there's there's value and again i'm i'm i'm a realist here. Like this stuff happens. But there's value on both sides here like average someone both both sides of this equation of getting something out of this. Yes but none of it has to do with journalism and none of it has to do with being reporter. And so i mean again i can. Can i go through my index of every conversation. I've ever had an agent and say for sure that nothing like that has come up now. I could. I couldn't say that for sure but at the same time i recognize that it is that is a gray area when it comes to a conversation that you're having with a source because it's not about them it's about you and you're giving them information that is i mean it seems like it's not something that. Espn would want her to talk about and you know what he is. Being wants is not necessarily the beginning of the end of your job as journalists but at the same time you know there that is proprietary information when it comes to the chessboard. At espn one. Ask you In the new york times piece In espn spokesperson declined to make jimmy petar available for an interview. What what's jimmy petar owes role here in terms of speaking out and I mean nobody is required to speak to the new york times. But that's a strategic decision by the head of espn not to Publicly sort of say something here or publicly sort of indicate. Like here's here's our you know. Here's our plan for this. Here's what we think about this That was i. Don't wanna say interesting sort of such a boring word but it's it's a. It's a strategic decision by by disney. I don't even know if it's espn this but disney public relations not to make the person who ultimately is responsible for this mess in my opinion that. That's that's your job is to is to figure out how to make these sort of talents work a strategic decision not to talk publicly. I wonder how you saw. Yeah it's it's certainly a choice and you're right that jimmy guitar is an obligated to comment on this but i think to me it says a lot about either him or espn or disney pr. Not knowing quite what to say or quite how to handle this what the correct play here would be. I also think about kind of the juxtaposition of jimmy Taro and john skipper his predecessor. Who was rightfully lauded. For years. For being a champion of women and black women and people of color on camera and at espn. And it's it's interesting. Jimmy doesn't have that same reputation and it's interesting that he wouldn't want to come out and kind of firm himself as that champion or as an ally or at least just to clean up a little bit of this mess like you said. He's he's responsible for is the person at the top so Yeah i think that this just kind of the decision not to comment on this screams of not having any idea what the right play is or what you know what would assuage all all the sides here instead of really just what would be the right thing to do or say. Can i just add to that. Espn management had a year to try to figure out how to manage the situation and they did not do it. Up to the point of the end of maria taylor's contract in the middle of the nba finals. I mean this is a situation that much. Like naomi asaka not wanting to address the media at roland garros earlier this year. This is a situation that should have been caught much earlier and its solution. Found negotiation made to make sure that all parties were comfortable at a so that when the crucial moment arrives it doesn't all blow up and that is exactly what's happened and i think it's interesting that this is gonna look bad for both rachel nichols as we say. It's not gonna do. Maria taylor any favors in future contract negotiations. Even though i think the public is much on her side. And but who isn't gonna look bad in this i mean espn management it's a faceless entity. Those guys are still going to be able to get their tee times at their golf courses. They're still going to be able to get the reservations at the rest of their still going to be able to make their mortgages to people who are the decision makers are going to face no real consequences going forward and listen. You've you've made a great point. I mean the the consequences. They'll face are just bad optics. But here's the reality of this. How catastrophically bad have you handled the situation where you had a year to sort of figure something out and it ends up on the front page of the new york times website like that is just so that is such a horrific management where you allow the situation to start to fester like leading talent like i mean i am a as pro talent as as gets you know probably to my detriment because i think you see where a lot of management leaks go But how do you at a certain point like your job is to like sit people down in a room right like just say like we're going to make this work. What's iron out all our differences here in this room. So it's on the top of espn's management jimmy Taro in norby williamson level. It's on the nba coordinating producer level. And then. it's it's on everybody. Who sort of is is part of this bleep. Show to be very honest to like sort of let it get to wear like this story gets to you know the most influential newspaper arguably in the world and this probably interesting debate that all three of us could add is as to whether like you know. Is it a story. Is you know what i'm trying to say. No is the tabloid story but the fact that it got there is just is is. I can't say it's mind boggling. Because a lot of times. Espn is very reactive. As you guys know as opposed to proactive. So there's a couple more things i wanted. hit on.

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"This is true of all businesses. Where the relationship between you and someone with juice often matters more than your own talents. That didn't new sort of your own merits but let me get to Something jane roe which which draw on twitter. Which kind of struck me. And she wrote about kerry champion michael smith and jemele hill and she said all three thriving outside of the espn and here is the point that that Thought was really interesting. Should all spoke honestly about race when it served the network and after found their career trajectories their diminished having been at. Espn fiber taylor. It'd be very aware of this especially as it came time to sign a new contract. She at espn's back at a crucial time last summer. But it's a question of whether providing a real voice in reporting will be rewarded when the crisis passes jane. What where you're thinking about when you tweeted that out. Yeah i think that you know. I look around at the black colleagues that i've had at. Espn who are some are still at the company and many are not and you know many of them you know journal Michael and kerry but then also just seeing andersen our jim. Trotter mike kill has has Did video yesterday talking about his experience. And i think all of them felt like their willingness to speak out when the company needed to have a credible black voice on cultural issues for different things that were being covered whether it was colin kaepernick. George floyd or anything like that That they were willing to do that. And they used their credibility for the company and then when it came time for that loyalty to be returned or at least or even that respect to be returned that really kind of wasn't and You know and that the the political winds of change and that people had move to a different issue and so putting yourself out there. Which i think it's in some ways kind of an unnatural you. I think you know or at least my experience. I can speak in my experience. I knew when i was talking about domestic violence and covering those issues that it was helpful for espn to have a woman in that position. And i also knew that it was point. I also suspected that it was going to damage career for all that i'd become defined by that issue and that it would be difficult for me to move on and i very much tried to cover other things and and continue to do the work on domestic violence. But i found that once. Espn decided it wasn't so interested in covering that anymore. That affected my trajectory. And i think so. I'm extrapolating a bit. But given the conversations that i've had with carrie michael jamal and just seeing a And others there. I get the sense that that there's similar feeling that That espn doesn't doesn't that again. It may maybe it's the you know the next it becomes somebody else's espn right and that the new prevailing ethos is not interested in elevating those voices any. But nobody ever tells you when you're at espn. They all tell you you're doing a great job. And i kind of think that we can see this a bit with maria taylor and rachel nichols and i imagine that both of them have people who are telling them that they're going to be the host or that they deserve this position or that you know something is coming for them. All they have to do is xyz or otherwise. Why would someone feel like they're entitled to a position. And i do think that's where people kind of get hitting one another is this idea of you. Don't know everything that's happening is happening behind closed doors. You don't have access to and so it's very difficult to know where you stand or where you're going to stand in six months even though you get the sense very much that people are already making those decisions. They really good point. The commute them. What you just respond to jane but again the one thing that i've always noted When it comes to espn. And i think this is probably true of other sports. Networks is honor talent who have direct communication or direct paths to the decision makers in that company have longer more fruitful bigger contracts Times those lines can be direct. Where the town on. Air talent has a direct relationship with the bullets. Hit the president or they have a very powerful agent who Who a direct relationship with you know the inner leaders of espn and and that's how they almost manage up. They underserved do a really good job of a managing above them. And i know. I respect with james coming from because you're just sort of a even a well paid on air talent who just doesn't have those lines of communications. You're almost sort of playing in a in a different world than than those other people but But i did. Mitch be what your thoughts are to what changes said. Yeah i mean to your to your point about access in about those kinds of connections. I mean i learned that after the fact. And that's one of those things where i remember very vividly when i first joined. Espn having i was reached out to by an agent at a and i didn't know anything about this world. I didn't know really what an agent did whether it was necessary whether it was worth the cost all of that and i asked one of my colleagues who was a white woman on air personality at. Espn no longer at the company. And she basically said that agents are necessary. You don't really need one or not worth the price all of that. She had an agent. And i later found out. She was negotiating her contract at the time so there was a little bit of a conflict in the advice that she gave me but it does. It does make a huge difference to have that person in the room like when you work at. Espn having an agent pays for itself just by having someone in the talent office for you. a nobody really tells you that when you get there so i do think that that you know. That's a huge part of these conversations. Another thing to what to what jane said is that. Espn is such a sprawling place and has such high level talent across the board that it can trot out you know a bunch of very respected black voices when diversity matters and when they need to When they need to present this front of having this commitment to diversity they do this. They do the same thing with high level women's talent especially when it comes to tennis coverage for example you know rightfully so. Espn is praised for having a lot of women who cover tennis and who cover other sports as well. But that doesn't it can't stop there. I think that that's really what what this kind of issue is coming down to two. Jane's point you know you talk about jamal and kerry and michael smith and going down down the line. I think one of the things that we've seen is not just that you know some of these voices are brought out to present this front but also that there just isn't institutional support or protectionism when you when you know that you're you're you're bringing out you know black voices to talk about race or to talk about colin kaepernick or something like that that there's going to be some kind of pushback some kind of backlash from the from the public and that they deserve to have some kind of institutional support and i always think about when the six when jamal and michael debuted on sports center and be immediate reaction from from from viewers was. Oh this is black sportscenter or you know this is this is this is just part of. Espn being the wo- crowd or something like that. And i. i don't know. I didn't hear any kind of pushback from espn or any kind of commitment to what this show could have been or was supposed to be beyond that. 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ESPN Removes Rachel Nichols From NBA Finals Sideline Coverage After Leaked Comments

AP 24 Hour News

00:14 sec | 1 year ago

ESPN Removes Rachel Nichols From NBA Finals Sideline Coverage After Leaked Comments

"Is replacing Rachel Nichols as its sideline reporter for the NBA Finals following a report detailing critical comments she made about black colleague Maria Taylor Nichols is White. Taylor will host the NBA Finals pregame and halftime shows.

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ESPN Takes Rachel Nichols Off NBA Finals Duty After Leaked Comments

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

ESPN Takes Rachel Nichols Off NBA Finals Duty After Leaked Comments

"ESPN has benched at sideline reporter for the NBA finals was fortunate workers drop Rachel Nichols from her role as court side reporter for the finals after a report that she criticized both the black colleague and her bosses The New York Times reports Nichols who was white made the comment after learning last year that a black colleagues the retailer was assigned the NBA studio show instead of her Nichols great that ESPN took her assignment and gave it to a black woman to cover for what she called the network's crappy diversity record meanwhile Melissa Andrews who is also black will be sideline reporter for the NBA finals I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

06:33 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"Want is weird as it is to say you want him to leave because that means that he has had great success yeah and inevitably take your pick of whomever i mean. You could probably rattle off the ten schools. That would be paid him something that missouri has can't and also missouri just isn't and hasn't been yet. Yeah so that's but yeah. I hear what you're saying whereas if he's leaving that's giving mizzou g. that means mizzou did something. And that's the top spot would be if he left for not analysis you alabama kind of thing south carolina and saw the exactly. Yeah that's a lateral move with. Actually that's that's the kind of alec the detrimental whereas a forward move would be possibly think if you were so. This is the the stock buying things. I think people get confused when i start talking about buying stocks part of buying stocks. Also where they're priced. So i think if you ask the people on the sec network college football coach and the sec who you would buy right now. I think they would all say eli drink quits. They might go. What about nick. Sabin nick sabin is like you know if this were draftkings like fifteen thousand dollars on top of it five years from now nick saban's not coaching was likely. So you know no that's that's a projection of the value and it's also what you can acquire the asset for any lie. Drink wits. relatively speaking has a great deal of projected value and is relatively speaking in the sec. Inexpensive and And i think people see him for what he's doing on the recruiting trail which is a huge part of the job and also engaging fan base and going this guy is going to be a star that oh to me. That's the answer but with that is a missouri fan. And you're in the sec. I think we'd all acknowledge not in the top tier of the sec. Football programs would love to see somebody who would argue that point. But whatever maybe we'll chiming with gangster pete and we might be able to find that that That that's you know. That's that's the that's the cost of it but like you said it's the lateral move. It's the south carolina. That kind of thing i think in some way missouri fans would be. You know like you know like okay. Well shit we lost. Somebody went to alabama it again. i'm keep using alabama. I don't think that's georgia ellison kind of thing. Oh man yeah. I don't know about the ole miss thing. I don't know about the illness thing. I don't know about the illness thing but georgia lsu alabama four. Burn florida just get it. It's still going to smart but you get it and then you know. Inevitably these coaches are asked. What are you going to. you know. Be new units. Stay gonna stay. What can they say. They're always in that weird spot canton not. I mean they're in this tough spot. And if they're in a position to increase their income by like third or fifty percent and they're going to see if that's their gold coach. A place of that caliber with the history. Missouri can't do that now. You can create your own history. And i think that's what he's selling right now and i think that's why he's having the success that thing exactly that. Yeah you can just be a guy in tuscaloosa or a guy in gainesville guy and athens or yeah in baton rouge or a guy in college station but you can be a legend. Yeah you can. Because essentially what joe madden was selling to free agents in two thousand sixteen with the cubs or twenty fifteen with the cubs new era exactly and so i get that so i listen i wanna make it clear. I don't want to be right But i'm going to be right so you have to understand that so if anybody wants the action i just we just have to have an independent arbitrator Determine the wager. i will take all action on this. I guess i'll cap it at a certain half starting boy. I don't think we're gonna get to that elvis and get to that point. I need to have some liquidity. Can't be jokai. But i but but up to a certain point i really will take the action because as far as i'm concerned it's a sure thing but i just know missouri fans don't like to hear it and it's not coming from a place of like i don't want it. I want him to have success. I want him to have success. And i think there's a great chance based on the recruits. He's getting he's going to have success. The problem is when you start getting the caliber of recruits that he is getting to come to columbia missouri around the sec. Who's this guy. And then if he can get a signature win and there is a chance that they get out of september undefeated. Yep and now they're in the polls plus they got the recruiting thing and they're talking about them you know and you know you're getting high-profiled opportunities on sec. You know they're talking about you on finebaum the and he's the guy and inevitably not. Everybody can have a great year in the sec in particular the sec west tennessee can only hire so many football coaches so they try. So it's probably going to be the sec west. I suppose it could be clemson. Swinney went to tuscaloosa. Know if you wanna go to glamorous program that wouldn't be in the sec for day. i don't think he's going big ten I don't think he's going pac ten. No no he winco right. Isn't striking right exactly. So i'm trying to stem trying to stick and where i think the reasonable plays would be. and so. that's what i'm saying. I think but it's a cost you. It's the it's a problem you want to have. It's just a problem that you fear missouri. Fans were not freaking out about frank. Eighth going anywhere you know but after they got to. The elite eight with mike anderson was the suitcase mike anderson thing they were freaking out about quin snyder. You know But pinkel just always came off as the guy. He's just not going anywhere. And that's that's that's what his personality was. Andy wasn't going anywhere so there. It is wrapping up on that. We just talked sports. We really did talk sports awesome. We broke it down. I guess we can talk sports. That's the nice thing too. That's a nice thing to know that we have in our whole star. I'd send in some poor next week. That team at inside st l. Dot com tmc k. e. r. n. a. n. at inside st l. dot com. Thank you to all of our sponsors for making it. Possible ryan kelly. The home loan expert dot com mark hanna. Evergreen wall strategies evergreen s. t. l. dot com. Seth gold camp designer heating and cooling designer service dot com james. Carlton called state farm insurance agency. Carlton insurance dot net Who've i left out. Jamie burke cards And achiever card and clayton patterson among saint louis acura dot com alton toyota dot com and jim rogers restoration. One of central. Saint louis dot com. Thank you all. Thank action jackson for action jackson. 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"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

07:59 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"Soon yeah doors. you're on yeah a little high. I think he would actually be more while respecting columbia if he like shat the bed and didn't do well then if he is super successful. Moves onto another sec school. Like if he just didn't do great as a coach and they fire them be like like. No one hates anderson. I realized mizzou basketball isn't the same but it didn't you went to missouri. Yeah people hate bury odem. No i don't think they sam looking at drink which is like a more glamorous mike anderson You know that's how i'm i'm looking at it. As obviously mike anderson didn't have the personality drink was has And the way mike anderson actually did exit specifically made it all worse That was that was a bad situation right. So but but that's what i'm talking about with it and i think right now. Missouri fans are on this high albeit not from games but from recruiting and then the stuff he does on social media Which i guess is the game. You have to play now. Which is you know it's just it's it's selling if you don't necessarily believe the salesman and i don't believe the salesman and it's just it's yeah you know i don't believe the salesman i for the moment i met and gary pinkel. I was like and i wasn't expecting it. I remember when we were covering the the coaching search back in guest. Two thousand two thousand one whenever it was. And i'm like who the fuck led a beat penn state at. I was his thing that god had to settle for coach toledo anise. But i met my. I remember coming back. Came over in saying that people came v safar doug volun- our editors and produce i go. I don't know this guy. There's something different about this one hundred percent but just but that's a different guy that doesn't mean there's only one way to get into the end zone so drink which thing might be thinking i gary pinkel wasn't going anywhere. I remember asking him about that. I remember asking him about by like he was so still torn up about having to say goodbye to his players at toledo toledo to go to a big twelve school at the time. I'm like there's something different about this guy and by the way people being ambitious and eli drink. What's if he were offered at ron's job in a year or two and taking it. I wouldn't be like what's he doing. Yeah i get it. Man budget that they're working with and baton rouge versus colombia. Operation is different deal. I get it. But i do think sometimes fans and this isn't limited to missouri missouri may be a little more high on the hypersensitive side of the scale. Get their hearts. Ripped out when coaches leave because not only did the coach who you're buying into left but then it also is kind of a holding up the mirror to the state of the program and if the one i use last week or two weeks going over we talked about it was bielema going from wisconsin. Arkansas show every wisconsin's going were better arkansas. What the fuck is he doing. Yeah you know. I think there was more to it than just straight wisconsin. Arkansas my premise. I mean like the haith tulsa thing totally different deal. Yeah considering all the circumstances. So that's i want to reiterate what my premises. Yeah and i also want to say make this crystal clear. I hope i am wrong. Because of his if he is still viewed in july twenty twenty six as he's viewed in july twenty twenty one. then that means some great shit has happened. No doubt you know what i mean. Yeah no doubt. But i i mean god if there was a place i could bet it if anybody wants it i'm in. We'll even give some semblance of odd. It's not like ten to one. But i'll give something i'll give you know. I'll make you buy plus one twenty or something So bet like a thousand twelve hundred. And i realize it's like tough to determine i suppose i think we would. All agree mike. Anderson is not well respected by missouri. Fans right now. No okay so i think that this is something we all be able to to come away from but he just one. What would anymore conference saint. John's is in right now. But i think he's coach of the year in that conference today. Yeah i think they are they. They might be ten a big. The big east has changed about. I know that was a big time. I will say to play devil. Go do it do it for you. I is the one thing where people are like buying into away did last year. I can put it down to one moment it stopping. Lsu four times on the goal line to win the game to me that you can't take that away to me. That means the players have bought into what he's preaching like guys who do. Maybe i never played football my life. I know from any sport. I play if you're gonna dig deep like that because it is so difficult to stop teams from right there one yard. Yeah it's so difficult. But if you especially in a season where you kind of know yara lost alabama. You got a bunch of other. Sec schools coming down the pipe. His isn't necessarily make or break anything. But if you believe in your coach and you believe in what he can do and you go stop. Lsu four times to win this game not only. Does the players feel that. But i think the fans feel it and from that moment on people like okay. Maybe this drink guy can be. He was also kinda came in underplayed because people probably heard the higher like who. Who's the drink with. But then when they see something like that like a a definable moment like that. I think they're tune changes a little bit. I'll accept that. I get it i you can't you have not okay. They they could have been playing one of their random. September opponents september punches like most college football programs by the way and done that first and goal from the one doesn't matter do it against lsu yeah Even though that wasn't the twenty nine hundred. Lsu was incredibly impressive. The issue i have is the way that thing finished because it did have great momentum even lsu wasn't you know what else he was eight months earlier. It's like then how do you. How do you explain away. The way the thing wrapped up in it wrapped up really poorly. But i know there are a lot of injuries and obviously had people in and out with covert. It was just a different deal. Is my my my premises. It's not that he can't coach. i wanted it. I don't know what he has done yet for me for me. Anyway as a coach to make people like this guy is an i. I don't to me. I haven't seen that yet But that doesn't mean that it's not there. He might be an incredible coach and maybe he will be is gone a shed. I'm gonna. I'm gonna spot where i'm worshiped in the state of missouri. Yup and i go to alabama. And i gotta replace nick. Not say that he's going alabama place nick sabin but i go to. Lsu and the expectation is national championship than in the sec west. Yeah with alabama and auburn and one of the others might have a decent team and you could lose to them and now you're am and holy shit the seek it's a lot hotter a lot quieter absolutely and those just depends on what you want. Itis he strikes me. I don't even think the guys. I think said this last week. He's not forty ed I just think he's a guy who's who's climbing. Which by the way. There's nothing wrong with it. It's just it's kind of like quinn when quinn had equity. I know the the history now. Is you know the disaster. That was the end of the quin thing but initially it was all he's going to be gone he's going to be gone. Which is why. I think i asked pinkel about it. And shit quinn was only. I can one in one or two seasons at that point. It's only been around while you know and so there was a little bit of insecurity amongst missouri fans at that time. And that's why and he's like that's not yeah and he wasn't an but that's him. Those guys are rare. He also was older when he was hired. Different deal had a family. You know not the drink with doesn't let's young family so that's where i'm coming from so but it's the it's the cost of having success. You.

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

05:25 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"Espn made the decision to move. Maria taylor into the host of countdown. And of course rachel nichols was not happy. That was her job And so in the bubble rachel nichols was inner hotel room and of course you have cameras in your room that you do. Your hits from and rachel nichols was off camera but didn't realize camera was recording in the feed was live and she was on the phone with someone who you know is in i can i say. He's in lebron james's circle. I think he runs. I don't want to say pr for lebron's group. But he is his name. Is adam mendelssohn. He's a longtime advisor of lebron and rich paul. So he's in. That crew and rachel nichols talking to him about the situation retailer and you know she makes some comments that depending on your point of view and robin. I have discussed this. We kinda see them slightly different. But this is what rachel nickell said. I wish maria taylor all the success in the world. She covers football. She covers basketball. If you need to give her one more thing to do or you need to give her more things to do because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity. Which by the way. I know personally from the female side of like gopher it just find it somewhere else. You're not going to find it for me or taking my thing away so she sang a lot there right. She saying yeah. Espn you guys have screwed up and been done diversity very poorly over the years i get it. Just don't take. Don't give them retailer something out of my plate. Don't have her eat mine and of course that's what he is being did. And depending on how you view the comments you either think rachel nichols is racist or rachel nichols hates maria taylor or something else now i guess my big takeaway is. It's a shoulder shrug no big deal but the problem is that you know she was being recorded. 'cause they're camera was live multiple people. I guess saw the feed coming through it. Espn somebody put on the record on their phone and then they started to senate around. Somebody sent it to maria taylor people send it to. Espn heads blah blah blah and. It's like whoa. Nellie and all of a sudden is just these to hate each other and Maria taylor felt like she was being aggrieved and rob. I guess from there..

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

"In culver city on the couple of fox sports radio guy was brother. I'm really passionate about this. You know what i don't like about it is it's it's it's another woman holding another woman back and talking about maria taylor's privilege she didn't have any privilege and to say. Oh she just got it because he's black like affirmative action thing. It's a token black. Maria taylor worked her ass off to get where she was college. Game day ceylon reporting volleyball. I love rachel. Nichols i love maria taylor but this is wrong. Linda cohn say anything when when she didn't get other gigs that other reporters got or suzy. Colbert into complain about that. Or at least assaulter. They all uplifted each other. You guys are in prominent positions of and you've lifted young black men coming up in the business. And i just don't like what rachel did. She had an opportunity to mention something like that. You know what this is going to be a great teachable moment for her. I'm happy for her. That maria worth thing. I got the jump they bill. I don't forget and kevin. Your point is well taken because she came back from. Espn from from cna. Chris remember she had a show. That didn't do well right right. And they built that show a five day a week. Mba show. they'd never had. That never had that you absolutely right. never had. And she's not an anchor. I mean right right. He's a reporter and she you know so. They built that around for her. No doubt hank and chesapeake virginia. You're on the odd couple of fox sports radio. What's up. hank. Gentlemen i tell you man. I'm a fifty five year old white male. So i've seen a lot of things in my lifetime but one of the things that i noticed when i watch like the local news or even the weather channel or even any of these shows nobody has more power.

"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

"Can i go on and on and on about all of the work put in and as soon as we get a job the only reason we get it. Forget about my damn master's degree or forget about that. I got accepted to nyu in the phd program. Chris none of that matters. You know what i mean. Well you know. I just had you know as the black lives matter so they just have to put a black post in that gig. Really right really right i. I'm with you rob. I agree with everything you say. And like you said we both know rachel. I've never known rachel to you. Know i've never had any issues with her in any way but racially never seen anything from her or heard anything you know. I mean we've been cool. Like i like rachel but as you said this was disappointing and beyond that because you you spelled that out so clearly. It was just factually incorrect right. It was just flat out wrong. And there's been a habit at happening from the network all right so you say maria taylor only was getting the job because she was black basically that. Espn was feeling pressure to you. Know have a black person on the show okay. Let me let me think. I used to be on the nba countdown. Show and three of when i was on the nba countdown show for the nba finals. In two thousand twelve three of the four holes. We're black myself magic johnson. Michael wilpon were black and john kerry was white. That's pretty good diversity. Why would he. Espn feel pressure then. Who hosted the finals. Stuart scott sewers. Got hosted the finals for years. Sage steele a black female used to do that show and do the nba finals. And even now with take maria taylor off.

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

07:27 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

"Two four rich is the number to dial it sure sounded like danny ainge did not let anything out of the bag. If he's talking to rachel nichols on friday and she's been around a while and she knows the organization knows this guy he didn't let on anything and he said today is not a great day is what he said during his press conference. That went on during the moment. Is it possible that this thing came down in the last twenty four hours. I know you say that there's been a lot of talk about you. Know rumors and conjecture. And whatever. And you're out and brad goes up is something that ownership would had to have mould for awhile based on some of these quotes that are coming in age not done. He's not done based on the quotes. That i'm seeing i don't mean to cut you all know it's okay. He said he hasn't thought about a future one team. I did see being thrown about as a rumor this morning about dangerous. The utah jazz. Mr. byu yeah. It sounds like brad was willing to do whatever the wick with groesbeck team and they wanted to do whether that was remain as head coach or help with the process of finding a new president. And then brad kind threw his name into the hat and they were like okay. Yeah let's go in this direction and the wear and tear of doing both jobs. Just wasn't a realist. Right plus spreads. Stevens is thinking. Let me get out of the coaching game. Okay let me get out. Let me forty five. He's forty five at age. Forty five let me get out of the coaching game. And i've now seen enough of the nba. Where i can figure out how to put together a team. And i also know the locker room better than anybody of the current roster. Because i've been in the heat of the battle with these guys day in day out on the buses on the plane like our mayor. I know the way this operation works. And i've seen what the nba works. How far from reality was the idea that he would take the north carolina coaching job. Like or go back indiana yet right like take in. Let me coach the hoosiers right. 'cause i was butler guy and let me go back like how fun like how in a different galaxy was that. I think very far. Obviously you don't because there had to been when that was all happening where they find tax or whatever right you know when that was happening the again these things had to have been in the works had to have been an age might have thought this could happen boy. Let's force game six. That's force a game seven. I think when. I'm most excited about now. Now that this is a reality of you know in the last couple of hours right most excited to see how differently brad views the roster in the construct of how the team has put together right now from what aimed thought and angels view of it. We'll know what. Brad really thought of the team that dante put together. How about the one. I know i've got a guy in my mind who who might not be. Who might be that the faultline there you know about what aims thought what he thought. What's that kemba walker. I can has gone. I mean who can i mean. That's a big fat. But he he he like with i. Just don't i don't nuts total conjecture but that was kyri not work out and then kemba walker coming in was kind of the though one two combination that led to the end of the angel era in boston. I think that's super fair to like let's go for kyrie's lives get let's go now go kyri and let's make that work and then that doesn't work and now let's go get kemba walker and you know when you when you sign a free agent like that like that guy's got to be an all star and that guy's got to be the your third man in with brown and tatum in a in a division. That's got my obviously when they made that move at the time harden was still in houston but when brooklyn's got the three and the celtics possible to hear because they're young but that's what's going on there in terms of building a championship in the nfl the reigning super bowl winning head coach. Bruce arians great to check in with him and we will do so when we come back on this edition of the rich eisen show. And i don't want to put the end on this particular moment but it's hard not to look back at if gordon hayward doesn't get her it's all it's all completely different. That changed kind of everything that moment in time. Five minutes into his celtics career. It all changed. And i kind of sent everything looking back now. Everything on this path that we're at today well because curry didn't work out there because i wasn't there i just think kyrie ended up getting hurt himself right and then this young team who didn't know any better all twenty one year olds and terry rozier took them to within military man four minutes of the nba finals member. We had drew bledsoe on his a guest because he was wearing a black shirt. Because he's big. Eric bledsoe right so i really all goes back to that moment. If hayward never gets hurt this is all different in my opinion. That's sliding door moment. Trading kyri ways. I think that's all kyri was not. I don't know he wasn't he was he was he was built for boston. But then why say. My dad played here. I'm going to wear his number. My it's going in the rafters. I want to resign because liceo that because he may be believed it. I don't know or he was trying to make himself believe it or he i i. I don't profess to be able to get into for of him. Anyone can but yeah. I mean that's part of the reason is what ifs in. Nba history of the last decade. Twenty years they gave him the shot. Okay you want to be out of lebron shadow. You wanna do is your team. This is your team. Mrs your town. Where big papi is lionized. Brady walks on water and do it here too. You're you are. you can put yourself in that. That's what was going on at the time. Those are the two guys that went and knocked on. You know durant's hamptons door. Try and get him to go to boston. Absolutely so durant says no. I'm going to golden state. They trade for kyri sign. Gordon hayward he hurts himself that's it sliding door and that led to the ultimate end but what did work out. Sorry was telling the sixers. Let's swap picks you take false will take jason tatum. Second time you brought that up to that and we're just one hour in. I mean it's the truth. Just spitting facts. Hashtag our to bruce arians coming up..

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"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

07:43 min | 1 year ago

"rachel nichols" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

"So what do you think who do you think For having i guess this is a at first blush at the proper word for it but All options clearly will be on the table. Who wants to coach jason. Tatum jalen brown and With all those banners hanging over your head. I imagined that they'll be a line out the door. What do you think i mean. I think there's there's candidacy. I'd wanna take a minute before. I start speculating. 'cause then so that speculation sometimes become news But but i will say that. It's a job that has of course an enormous spotlight on and it will probably require someone who is experienced in and able to handle all of the things that come with being the head of the boston. Celtics on the cord. It comes with a tremendous responsibility and enthusiastic and rabid fan base. Which is what you want right. I mean that's what some cities and teams would kill the have and A legacy and resources in that organization that are so strong. I mean obviously of all those former players to lean on Ownership in that city is really strong in the nba but also an enormous amount of pressure. You know the boston a city now. And it's so different from when i was growing up but now expects titles every sport and Certainly with as danny pointed out to me just a few days ago. You know those two young players jalen brown and jason tatum Who are the strongest sort of backbone of a team that you could kind of ask for at that age. Who do you fill in around them. And how do you win with them and One is kyrie's i media availability. What does that. What does that happen as. I'm sure we will see again after game one of the boston of sorry of the brooklyn dodgers milwaukee series. Which is saturday night. So who's gonna ask him. The question will be in the team that ends the the celtics season as well as their longtime running construct In the front office and on on the bench. I will say this i i obviously. I don't daddy's talking. You're right now. I believe i don't know all of all of the motives behind his thinking. I can't imagine this decision was made having to do anything without the series went. This is such a difficult year for boston. They sell so far below their own expectations in terms of where they want us to be a team that was in the eastern conference finals. Three of the previous four years and this season they found themselves scraping just for a playoff spot. And i think that you know some of that's cove they. Had you know a couple of really bad bouts of it goes through the team. You heard jason tatum. And then evan bourne talk about how they had lasting effects. You can couldn't breathe for a long time. Even after he was back playing. Its start using the hayler just to play games and then foreign aid talked about. Even once he was back he felt like us In a fog and had a concussion all the time he had headaches and i don't think they've completely gone away So i think they've just had some bad luck with all that stuff they had injuries and it was just a difficult season. All of the teams that were in the bubble toward the end last year of have sort of you know had some tough things to deal with I don't get the impression that anyone walked into the series to brooklyn nets this first round thinking. Oh yeah we're gonna win this so i don't think the way it ended. is having any long-term effect on anyone's teacher. I think it's just sort of the end coda to a a difficult year. That probably you know. These decisions came overtime or difficult two years. That kind of started with jerry. Smudging boston garden. Let's let's also go back to that right with walking around with incense around the perimeter of the court. I'm trying to start something up for you rachel stage. Do you think that we need to like have this age. We we're doing. The emmys. Virtually right so i think we'll be on giant zoom type thing. I've already gotten many of the emails. About how hard wired. The computer needs to be. So but i i i'll share with you. What i responded to the to the one they wanted me to hard wire my computer at home and you know How impossible that concept would possibly be. I've got a laptop. I can shoot a video of myself. Reacting to ernie johnson winning and you can play. That instead is what i sent back. So that'll be. My video will have a little sage in. It can clap for ernie. You're gonna smudge the emmys. I don't know if you're going okay. My thing i'll see. I don't know these things. I guess i will say. Phil jackson did it first. So if you're gonna if you're gonna start to career about that you get attacked kotecki. I saw a twelve is gonna come from this essentially potentially with with the nets moving forward. I've got rachel nichols here on the rich eisen show few minutes left with the host of the jump on. Espn so much more So let's get into the injuries out west with You know obviously a significant injury that it seemed like Chris paul has finally suffered last night and then the lakers getting blown out with Charles barkley referred to mistreat clothes on tnt last night. And anthony davis. How significant are these injuries. Do you think moving forward even for whoever does emerge from this Battle of attrition. between. Yeah i i think they're significant I think it sounded like for money. Williams postgame press conference last night. That the chris. Paul you know is not as injured as he was the first time i don i guess. That's that's what we that's what we consider good news these days in the hey sports You know the the anthony davis injury feels significant in that you know. He was out for big chunk of the season with an achilles by kind of injury and then he injured his knee and the first round of the playoffs and now he's going to all on the same side of his body. You've got niece. i grind basically all the same size. That's that you know. I'm not a doctor as they say. But it's it's not hard to say that you start getting these compensation injuries and that one one part of your body is a little bit weaker. Because he's trying to do have extra support for another part of your body especially it's on the same all on the same way so I don't know if he's going to be able to come back for game six certainly The leakers need him too. But i do know that they have to be concerned that if they bring him back you know and they win and then when a game seven you know is he gonna turn. Is he gonna hurt something else or is it going to be a long-term more long-term injury and there's just no way for us to know that we've gotta see what anthony decided that the medical luka's neck. There's there's joel's knee. Yeah i mean my gosh. The the big stars are i. Guess you know. Bubble wrap janas All three nets. Ride donovan mitchell. Funny i mean who spent most of the season with one injury or another to the point where i believe they only played like seven or eight games together by the time we got to the end of the regular season was three brooklyn nets and then look the three guys who are healthy right now and then. There was last night's game that was on nba tv My gosh i. I mean i led the show with you. Know damian lillard. He's he is up there with staff in terms of Or any player mahomes in the nfl. Name anybody who gets you off the couch with their play. I mean he is he is. He's i straight east hall of fame. I straight he's a. I can't get and then the players lose when it comes down to. It is well the great nuggets performance that that. I'm obviously. I'm sweeping under the rug. But i'll just give you the floor on lillard and what you think about him and what you've learned about him in covering him for as long as you have rachel he so fascinating right..

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Rachel Nichols On NBAs Return To Action Outside The Bubble

ESPN Daily

03:36 min | 2 years ago

Rachel Nichols On NBAs Return To Action Outside The Bubble

"We've been getting clarity about what this season is actually going to look like so it scheduled to start december. Twenty second and the finals are expected to end sometime in july. But i wanna talk to you about everything may or may not happen. I guess between those two dates because this is not going to be a bubble situation. Now what are the broad strokes of what the league is planning for this season. I think one of the most interesting things that's going to happen to the nba. Is that the situation in the country. Should hopefully all fingers crossed significantly change. Through the course of the season rachel nichols is the host of espn's nba show the jump. She's been reporting on the nba for nearly two decades. It could be. Maybe i'm being optimistic that there's enough people in this country vaccinated that the numbers of of infection or lower in deaths are low and that we have a full city to city. Travel fans in the stands. Nba finals when right now a majority i think of nba teams or at least a big chunk of them can't even have a single fan in the building. And i think that the nba is smart and taking sort of month by month approach. They're not even planning to release the full season schedule at the beginning of the season. Has it ever happened before. I don't think so in any sport like it's it's it's all a little bit up as they go along because that would imply that they didn't know what they were doing. And i think the nba has shown they really do know what they're doing as much as anyone can right now but we don't know so much about what's going to happen in this country that i they can look at the first chunk and just say okay. Here's what we're gonna do at the beginning and we'll see after that give you the basics. Though in terms of how many games we're playing year where they're going to happen. What are the fundamentals of what the first half of this. Season's gonna look like right. Well they're trying for seventy two games in quote home markets in home arenas. They've talked about trying to do the puzzle pieces of the schedule in a way. Where teams if they're you know a lotta times. Nba teams love to tell you how bad the league offices screw them on their travels. Because you know if you're portland and all of a sudden you're going to miami and then you're going to utah and then you're going to new york and then you're going to denver and then you're going back to brooklyn you're like i was just in new york. They're going to try to not have that happen. The thing that they have on their side this time is that there's really not concerts at arenas to schedule around the ideas that if you travel to a certain region of the country baseball style you can maybe play all the teams all of which is great and they've told teams when you do travel. Obviously they take their own plane they will get to a hotel but a hotel with other people in it so they've given them rules and there is this you know. Nearly one hundred fifty page rulebook. They dumped on the teams and thanksgiving weekend and one of them was. Hey when you're at the t. motel. Your guys can't use the gym and the only way they can use the gym if the hotel agrees to clear every other hotel guests out of the gym keep it closed for the entire duration of the stay. Have it cleaned between each player when they use the hotel gym. I mean there's just that's the level of Of sort of detail. They've gone into which is great but the bottom line is you're playing a sport on like football. Unlike baseball that has played indoors. Where the guys are breathing and sweating wreck on each other with no helmets or equipment in between so the league. That didn't have any player. Positive cova tests through this whole last. Six months of on-court play is going to have them this season pretty much guaranteed. So you're in the bubble.

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Kobe Bryant prepped Anthony Davis for this moment long ago

SportsCenter AllNight

02:41 min | 2 years ago

Kobe Bryant prepped Anthony Davis for this moment long ago

"Game to end before finals No bam out of bio for Miami or Goran Dragic Gits either, but The heat would find themselves with the lead. It was 8 to 6. First quarter from there. Essentially all Lakers backto LeBron face up against a gondola. 20 ft from the ball on his left thigh makes his move into the lane Gets underneath, puts it up on one of the strength of LeBron James on a drive to the basket. Bounce it to Davis Left Corner three. Good again. Anthony Davis 10 of 11 here in Game two of the NBA Finals is that even hit the rim Toronto on the three point line back to Cosmo for three. No good, A D, another offensive board. Other basket. He's seven for seven in the third quarter 15 of his 30 coming here in the third at a 14 point lead at the half. Miami would pour it on with 39 in the third quarter, but the Lakers dropping 35. In that third quarter as well. He tried to make a push in the fourth, but l A puts him away when it by 10 1 24 1 14. Lakers have a tuna things seriously. LeBron James is first to will lead in the embassy finals never gets old being on the stage. It's what I worked my tail off for to be able to play into June October, and I'm honored to be able to be with such a great franchise with great teammates. Great culture staff Great fan base. We represent the Western Conference, so it will never get old. Just take full advantage ever walk in, and you're wearing a very special jersey tonight, representing that franchises of the Black Mamba snake skin jerseys. You guys are undefeated in those unions. Anthony told me, he said, We just feel like we can't lose their precious extra pressure. We cannot lose in these. Do you feel the same way? Um, well, it's always special to be able to represent someone that meant so much not only to the game, but obviously to the Lakers organization for 20 plus years. And for us to honor him being on the floor. This is what it's all about. And you know, we're thinking about Brian family, Vanessa and daughters. They're with us. We're with two guys. We love you guys and hopefully we make, you know, make it them proud by wearing these uniforms tonight and throughout the course of the postseason LeBron James with our Rachel Nichols after his 21st career 30 Point game in the N B a Finals Anthony Davis with 32 points. In the Wind. LeBron and Anthony Davis first Lakers teammates with 30 points in a finals game since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal in 2002. Lakers heading

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No Adebayo, No Dragic, Miami Heat Fall to Los Angeles Lakers 124- 114

SportsCenter AllNight

02:41 min | 2 years ago

No Adebayo, No Dragic, Miami Heat Fall to Los Angeles Lakers 124- 114

"To end before finals No bam out of bio for Miami or Goran Dragic it either, but The heat would find themselves with the lead. It was 8 to 6. First quarter from there. Essentially all Lakers backto LeBron no face up against a gondola. 20 ft from the wall of his left thigh, makes his move into the lane gets underneath, puts it up and and won the strength of LeBron James on a drive to the basket. Bounce. It's Davis left. Quarter three. Good again. Anthony Davis 10 of 11 here in Game two of the NBA Finals. Is that even hit the rim back Toronto on the three point line back to Cosmo for three. No good, A D, another offensive board. Other basket. He's seven for seven in the third quarter 15 of his 30 coming here in the third layer and a 14 point lead at the half. Miami would pour it on with 39 in the third quarter, but the Lakers dropping 35. In that third quarter as well. He tried to make a push in the fourth, but l A puts him away and when it by 10 1 24 1 14. Lakers have to nothing. Siri's Lee LeBron James is first to will lead in the embassy finals never gets old being on the stage. Thats what I worked my tail off for to be able to play. Into June October, and I'm honored to be able to be with such a great franchise. Great teammates. Great culture staff. Great fan base represent the Western Conference, so it will never get old. Just tryingto take full advantage of walking. And you're wearing a very special jersey tonight, representing that franchises of the Black Mamba snake skin jerseys. You guys are undefeated in those Younis. Anthony told me, he said, We just feel like we can't lose their precious extra pressure. We cannot lose in these. Do you feel the same way? Well, it's always special to be able to represent someone that meant so much not only to the game, but obviously to the Lakers organization for 20, plus years and for us the honor him being on the floor. This is what it's all about, and you know We're thinking about Brian family, Vanessa and daughters. They're with us with the guys. We love you guys and hopefully we make, you know, make it been proud by wearing these uniforms tonight and throughout the course of the postseason LeBron James with our Rachel Nichols after his 21st career 30 Point game in the N B a Finals, Anthony Davis with 32 points. In the Wind. LeBron and Anthony Davis first Lakers teammates with 30 points in a finals game since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal in 2002, Lakers hitting

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Lakers' NBA Cares event in Shanghai canceled

Pro Football Talk with Mike Florio

05:03 min | 3 years ago

Lakers' NBA Cares event in Shanghai canceled

"The commissioner was going to go to Shanghai events have been canceled I don't know if the Lakers in nets are going to plug banners are coming down Rachel Nichols from ESPN has done a great job over there and she had some photographs of banners being taken down the rockets logo on the basketball floor heated over I don't know where we're headed I don't know if if this is bill getting towards the end or maybe you were right in the middle of this Adam silver the commissioner he is it feels like it if you were going to do one of those editorial cartoons he'd write beat be right at the great wall in just holding it with two hands trying to hold it up that's what it feels like right now and you're trying to pacify everybody here your try to check all the boxes you don't want to upset anybody you're just trying to get out of there you know this started as a perfect storm so you have Daryl Morey the rockets GM who tweets support of Hong Kong now this is before the trip and then all of a sudden end in let's say this is the GM of the Cavaliers I don't think this is going to be a big issue but the rockets are going the rockets are Chinese team the former rocket yell being head of China's basketball league lebron's flying over commissioners flying on and here we are I don't know what all that means but I'm sure that Adam silver is just hoping that let's just get out with any further damage here here is the commissioner trying to find mutual respect in China it's my hope that when I'm in Shanghai I can meet with the appropriate officials and discuss where we stand and again put those remarks from Daryl Morey and my remarks in an appropriate context of a many decades long relationship and see if we can find mutual respect for each other's political systems and beliefs thanks to the commissioner he also regrets the situation we are not apologizing for Darryl exercising his freedom of expression I regret again having communicated directly with many friends in China that so many people are upset including millions and millions of our fans hi this is what I don't understand what does China want now they want an apology and what are they telling what other citizens finding out like like how is that this being translated what is the coverage like because if you're a communist country do you mean okay are you embarrassed is that what it is that did you been embarrassed by what has been said about Hong Kong and what are your yeah these citizens so you're gonna take the will take away the NBA does then your your citizens ago why you're taking away the NBA I don't I don't know how it's translated to them el what the coverages like with the communist country here and what if the NBA just says Hey there's only one NBA deal with it you know we had somebody who made comments this is how he felt and you know what we want to be great partners with you but I understand this is who we are hello we believe in capitalism we we believe in freedom of speech and we can still be partners here we just don't agree politically yes right that's what I was saying yesterday about this in the NBA have more leverage here to say okay then don't take our product I mean they have a product that's highly valued in China that's why they're making so much money off of it is because people they're consuming it at an unbelievable rate and there's power to that there's real leverage that you can use that not that being said it's a hell of a bold step to take but you can right now you're getting absolutely destroyed in this discussion here getting crashed here's the commissioner telling us that he's not here to tell everybody how to govern I don't come here sort of either as the commissioner of the NBA is an American certainly to tell others how they should run their governments I I think though at the end of the day though I am an American and there are these values that are deeply rooted in the DNA of the NBA and that includes freedom of expression for our employees and I I'm I'm hoping that together Yang Ming and I can find an accommodation yeah I understand it now you're tiptoeing find an accommodation okay that means can we go back to business here can we put all this to the side here can we just go back to acting like this wasn't an issue already anyway and just go back to making money that is the naive days yeah can we go back to acting like we don't care how you treat your people you ever try to remember what we used to just push that all under the rug and just act like it wasn't a thing let's just go back to doing that sorry about the tweet move on buy

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NBA working on relationship with China after controversial tweet

Mason & Ireland

08:44 min | 3 years ago

NBA working on relationship with China after controversial tweet

"Lakers are in China Darren Shanghai right now they're gonNA play a game there Thursday morning early our time four thirty our time and then they're gonNA play another game Saturday in Chins in but there is a lot of controversy swirling around something more the rockets GM tweeted last week it would be would it be misleading to say things have calmed down but Adam silver's over there he's in Shanghai he's attempting to deal with it and it's hard to say if it's down or not the original Durham won't Daryl Morey tweet fight for freedom stand with Hong Kong and China and when I say China it's not just the government it's it's actual NBA Fans in China have responded and said they basically cancelled the Houston Rockets. Yeah I which I don't know that's fair enough but it's it's realistic they really have they shut down the Houston Rockets The Houston Rockets have been the heritage beloved team in China going back to Yao. Ming and that tweet is unbelievably incendiary in Hong Kong there's a separatist movement movement and the Chinese are and when I say the Chinese it's not just the government Chinese citizens an NBA fans in China are dead set opposed that separatist movement and so it's caused a gigantic controversy here's a little bit of what Adam Silver said about it this afternoon. CCTV announced that because of my remarks supporting Daryl Mores freedom of expression not the since of his statement but his freedom of expression they were no longer going to air the Lakers Nets preseason games that are scheduled for later this week a and it's not something we expected to happen I think it's unfortunate but if that's the the consequences of US adhering to our values we still feel it's critically important we adhere to those values my plan long has been to travel to Shanghai tomorrow and I plan to attend the Lakers Nets game Thursday night it's my hope that when I'm in Shanghai I can meet with the appropriate officials and discuss where we stand and again put those remarks from Daryl Morey and my remarks in an appropriate context of a many decades long relationship and see if we can find mutual respect for each other's political systems and beliefs but I'm a realist as well recognize that this is this this issue may not die down so quickly Daryl Morey has apologized actually James Harden also made this state apologize you know we love China we love playing near I know for both of us individually we go there wants to twice a year they show the most important love so now we appreciate as a fan base and we love everything you know they're about in in no way appreciate the support that they give us individually and as an organization so You know we love you if you're wondering why Adam Silver has is kind of taken the position that he has he is he's issued a couple of statements this was too and and you know to give us a little more background Shanghai is fifteen hours ahead of us so it's tomorrow morning in Chiang it's Wednesday morning Adam Silver's already there and he's hoping to have those meetings today in his statement that he issued on Tuesday when he was in Japan he said the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players employees seasoned team owners say or will not say on these issues we simply could not operate that way so he is standing up one hundred percent for not necessarily anything Darryl said or tweeted specifically but for his right to say it yes in in that's why and then as you point out there are many many people's very upset in China and we'll see what happens next but you know Michael and I are hoping touring the Games a Thursday morning and Saturday morning it'll be four thirty am both days if you want to get up early you can listen to us or we're going to simulcast those those our call on spectrum sports net too so we're just waiting to see what happens next in the story but we're looking forward to doing those games I said earlier in the show it one thing I've learned about sports and you understand this steve better than most people because you've covered so many Olympics is sports can be a great unifier it really can it can bring people together you can you can see people jumping up and down and hugging each other we don't even speak the same languages so I I'm hoping we can play the games we can bring him to you and that cooler heads will prevail but we'll see we'll see yeah there's a lot of upset people here is Rachel Nichols who's actually in China the conflict with China top of mind for the League office the NBA is actually facing backlash on both sides here they're facing backlash from those who support the anti-government protesters in Hong Kong who feel that silver hasn't gone far enough to support rockets GM Daryl Morey but they're also facing backlash inside China from those who feel that silver has not gone far enough to condemn what more he actually said one of the loudest voices in that WHO's actually hall of Famer Yao-ming who is now the chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association Yao is one of the people but silver is hoping to meet with when he gets to China which will be on Wednesday yeah he sort of he's taking heat from both sides now sober both from both from people think he didn't go far enough to support Daryl Morey and people in China who think he didn't go far enough in condemning them here's Doc rivers this is new uh-huh doc rivers talking about what's going on with the NBA in China hit for saying what we believe we did as we disagree disagree I disagree with everything you say I have the right to do that and I have the right to Silverstone Tom and that's good that's good that's what this is about freedom of speech and and we should always have who consequences for what you say and that's why we get back to the Lincoln Body before you say there could be possibly and that's by the way what we're seeing we're seeing enormous consequences for Daryl Morey exercise his freedom speech and as of now Darryl still the GM of the rockets tillman for t- to the owner of the rockets came out right away soon as Daryl tweeted that and said he doesn't speak with Iraq it's he doesn't speak for the NBA. I have no problem with Daryl does her his personal views I don't think they're gonNA lose his job over this we we shared with you earlier in the show if you don't listen to US regularly we uh-huh Darryl he's been a guest on this show probably ten times he's one of the reasons he's crazy we'll talk about anything and so Adam standing behind him and saying look whether you agree with what Tara said or not he has the right to say it I think probably means I was going to hang onto his GIG but I'm speculating I don't know yeah a lot of that came up over the weekend and it seemed to calm down a little bit but again this story is continuing to unfold and we don't exactly know how it's going to turn out when all is said and done what will the relationship between China Chinese fans in the Houston Rockets be what will the relationship between China Chinese fans in the NBA be how will the be altered how will that be changed in any way we don't exactly know where it seems to me the one of the things that will be important as if Adam silver can sit down with the Ming who is a great ambassador for Basketball Chairman of Chinese basketball so that could go a long way in mending the damage that has been

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NBA boss Adam Silver addresses China tweet controversy

Golic & Wingo

00:25 sec | 3 years ago

NBA boss Adam Silver addresses China tweet controversy

"It NBA commissioner Adam silver's spoken regarding controversy caused as a result of rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet supporting Hong Kong that caused outrage from China remember the NBA's in China was set to dedicated to learn and play center in Shanghai is part of the NBA cares program that event was canceled by China's education department on Tuesday afternoon local time according to ESPN's Rachel Nichols this is commissioner Adam silver and what he said yesterday

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Pelicans win No. 1 pick in 2019 NBA Draft

SportsCenter AllNight

03:13 min | 4 years ago

Pelicans win No. 1 pick in 2019 NBA Draft

"Though, we had the NBA draft lottery. Elegant had the seventh. Best odds to win the lottery, but they come out on top. ESPN Rachel Nichols host to the jump. Nobody knew what was going to happen before we started reading off the names because hey, we knew this draft lottery was the most unpredictable they have ever held an NBA history. But the fact that everything went to chaos right away. And you had the Knicks and Lakers in the mix and the final four. But then they're not even the ones who get the top two picks the top pick to New Orleans. Pelicans zion. Williamson is now not only the beginning of changing for that team. He is going to be a valuable chip for GM David Griffin to try to use to keep Anthony Davis there. Here's why push back on that. Anthony Davis himself was a number one pick, and you know, the land the land here the guy wants out of town. He's been with an organization he doesn't think can win. I get designs a nice piece, but Davis has been that piece himself. Why would that change his opinion that I wanna go play somewhere else? Well, you're right. I mean, this is a guy who were that's all folks shirt his last game. So we know where his mindset is. However, they have made some changes to management there does really like coach Alvin gentry the fact that they are bringing in help in the shape of Zion. Williamson they hope is enough to convince him. Hey, why don't you just play out the rest of the year here? He doesn't control where he goes next. He can ask her trade, but they trade him anywhere, Scott and David Griffin can look at him and say, I'm in charge, and I'm gonna make things better for you than I if it works. We all exist in this space where we we see that people trafficking conspiracy theories in the Nixon the Lakers ended up with some version of one into the world would have freaked out. They end up getting at all. And as it turns out that three teams at the best chances that tried the least in the Knicks and the Cavs and the Suns three five six you can get nice players. But this is the least conspiracy slash rig kind of an outcome. We could possibly have gotten him, right? It's also a clear message to the entire league saying, hey tanking is not your ticket to attornal happiness. If you put on a badge show, it will in no way guarantee, you that good things are gonna happen down the road. We want teams that aren't good teams to get better. But not in that way. And I think that message was loud and clear tonight last quick thought, and all all these things are sort of seeing through the prism of Ziyad. And I I have to push back remind myself, he's still a kid. I know he looks like he's a young man. It was there any read as this plays out any realizes. Okay. It's New Orleans that's likely where I'm going to go. Are there any any read of like, okay? How did he react to that? At all. Yeah. I mean to me he kind of looked like he'd been hit by a truck. I understand that. When he woke up this morning Orleans was not what he was thinking. Maybe I'll have some as I actually got a chance to chat with him a little bit before all started. This is a kid who has such calmness about him. He is ready for the moment. And I'm sure once he resets his mindset to think. Okay, Norlin he's gonna say Benue sound pretty good. Let's see what happens next. They are. But you got you gotta be careful those I got reckless with some venues, it'll put you in a bad

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New Orleans Pelicans land top NBA draft lottery pick

SportsCenter AllNight

02:12 min | 4 years ago

New Orleans Pelicans land top NBA draft lottery pick

"Though, we had the NBA draft lottery. Pelicans had the seventh. Best odds to win the lottery, but they come out on top. ESPN's? Rachel Nichols, host of the jump. Nobody knew what was going to happen before we started reading off the names because hey, we knew this draft lottery was the most unpredictable they have ever held in NBA history. But the fact that everything went to chaos right away. And you had the Knicks and Lakers in the mix in the final four. But then they're not even the ones who get the top two picks the top pig. New orleans. Pelicans zion. Williamson is now not only possibly the beginning of changing for that team. He is going to be a valuable chip for GM David Griffin to try to use to keep Anthony Davis there. Here's why push back on that. Anthony Davis himself was the number one pick, and you know, the lay of the land here. The guy wants out of town. He's been with an organization he doesn't think in window. I get designs a nice piece, but Davis has been that piece himself. Why would that change his opinion that I want to go play somewhere else? Well, you're right. I mean, this is a guy who were that's all folks shirt his last game. So we know where his mindset is. However, they have made some changes to management there. He does really like coach Alvin gentry the fact that they are bringing in help in of Zion. Williamson they hope is enough to convince him. Hey, why don't you just play out the rest of the year here? He doesn't control where he goes next. He can ask for trade, but bigotry them anywhere, Scott and David Griffin can look at them and say, I'm in charge, and I'm gonna make things better for you. Adversity works. You. We all exist in this space where we we see the people trafficking conspiracy theories. And if the Knicks and the Lakers ended up with some version of one into the world would have freaked out. They end up getting not at all. And as it turns out that three teams at the best chances that tried the least in the Knicks and the Cavs. And the sun's three five six you can get nice players. But this is the least conspiracy slash rig kind of outcome. We could possibly have gotten in my right? It's also a clear message to the entire league saying, hey, taking is not your ticket to attornal happiness. If you put on a badge show, it will in no way guarantee,

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Harden says streak reflects necessity of situation

Golic & Wingo

01:30 min | 4 years ago

Harden says streak reflects necessity of situation

"Meanwhile, James harden says necessity is really the root of the storage storing scoring streak stressing that the rockets have needed him to go on this run that hasn't chasing will chamber hard to scored at least thirty points in thirty one straight games tying will still the second longest active streak in NBA history. Also, the all time leader is will Chamberlain with sixty five straight games. But he said this in his interview with Rachel Nichols on the jump in. Here is part of that. From James harden, especially now seem double teams I've seen triple us zones. Literally guys and trying to get the ball. But I mean, it's not like the scoresheet. This is something I have had to do because of our situation. We had all the guys lineups and things like that. So I think the street just starting. Have something to talk about. But it's not something that I'm really honestly focused on. Like to do in order to give us a chance to win the game. While I listen, we've heard Kobe Bryant about another former players come out and said, it's cool. What he what he's doing a lot of that is out of necessity which can't win a championship that way. The only thing I will say there was the one game they won by like what sixteen points and he needed eleven points like later in that game like in the fourth quarter to get the thirty. And he had he had the sore shoulders. Well, interesting how he stayed in that game. You know to make sure you've got the thirty to keep that going when they

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David Robinson calls Kawhi Leonard's exit from San Antonio Spurs 'one of the oddest situations I think I've seen'

24 Hour News

03:38 min | 4 years ago

David Robinson calls Kawhi Leonard's exit from San Antonio Spurs 'one of the oddest situations I think I've seen'

"App Carmelo Anthony wasn't the only? Trade that made news, last week about the Leonard. Swap for demar derozan in Toronto why wanted out of San Antonio we all know why but Spurs hall of Famer David Robinson Adds a little something. Deeper than just to the fact? That there was some, miscommunication about how to handle. Kawhi Leonard Medical injury is Nate David Robinson takes it a step further joined Rachel Nichols and company on. The jump on Monday now that it's. All said and. Done he's in Toronto what is your overall reaction to the? Situation and, to, quiet, how. Handled uh, specifically yeah I mean it's it's one. Of the oddest situations I think I've seen since I've been in pro basketball I he's. He's a hard guy to understand he's a hard guy to read and you know San Antonio. Which we we obviously have a reputation. For taking care. Of our players almost too much I mean people criticize us? For sitting, guys, down, now. Of a, sudden you know we've got a guy. Who says he felt pressure to play which is tough What can we you know we we typically don't risk our, players health but I. Mean if a. Guy's not happy he's got go go somewhere where he can he can play and I, think pop, and our c- our team did a pretty. Good job of of you know kind of meeting. Our needs for the future I think we'll we'll move on from the year I think we're pretty happy with. The with the deal and and we'll we'll continue to grow and get better was there a? Point you ever spoke to quiet about all. This or reached out to him I? Know you're still, around the, team, somewhat has anybody spoke to quiet about, this I talked to his ankle You know he. Really he's, a hard guy. I mean. He's just, quiet he doesn't you know I've reached out to him several times and just never. Hear anything back from them I. Think the whole time he's been talk to a maybe a handful of times and and I, can I can count on one hand how many words he's really set. To me so he's just a quiet guy and and I think that that's. Made it difficult I think for all parties to really understanding in this. Process Spurs hall of Famer David Robinson wanna many. Championships in, is pretty much calling it like it was, he's, a hard guy because Kawhi Leonard doesn't like to, talk with you sportscenter allnight on ESPN radio and the ESPN app you know who else. Doesn't like, to talk, football coaches however they. Were college, football coaches do. Like to. Talk and, there are college coaches that like to talk when your team don't make the playoffs 'cause you want them to go longer or you had to thirteen or not That was Scott. Frost that you UCF last year he's now back at his alma mater Nebraska His first year is upcoming mon- Monday was the beginning of media day for. The big ten a BCS happened in the best two teams, in the country got to play I think that was an improvement getting into fourteen an improvement but it's hard to look at. Last year's college football season and. Not feel like an eighteen playoff is where we should go and that'll always be my opinion I think it should be the five conference champions and three at large teams that would, give us a prize conference championship champion that plays well at the end of season a shot it might give a team. Like we had a UCF last year shot I think you could start that playoff earlier in December Not have to make the semi-final likable experience Scott frost the head coach of Nebraska at big ten.

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