40 Burst results for "Rams"
Sometimes It Takes Extreme Personal Despair to See the Political Light
"I just a brief example, the October 7th massacre and the terrorist attack, a lot of people I know, I have a lot of friends who happen to be went to Queens College, worked in an area of New York that had a rather large Jewish population. Who cares? But I maintain contact with a lot of people. You have any idea how many? They're not diehard But they'll generally vote Democrat? Any idea how many Jewish friends of mine are like, this is it? Like I've I've seen them who they are for who they are for the first time after October 7th. You understand? took It a moment of extreme pain and personal, personal despair, for them to finally say, now I see it. What I'm getting at is you can hear about a crime wave in San Francisco. You can hear about, you know, what do they call them? Breaking ram and steals now, whatever the hell they are, ram and run. They're running through car, stolen cars into storefronts. Like, I mean, literally running through the storefront with the stolen car. And then running into the store and taking all the stuff. You can hear about that all you want. If it doesn't happen in your house or your ladies and gentlemen, is it even real? That's the saddest part of this whole
Fresh "Rams" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from 123: Part 4: Rikk Rambo Survives Two Shootings, An Assassination Attempt, and an 800-Pound Grizzly
"I will tell you that we arrested, they came after my partner and I, they were surveilling my house. We caught them. We caught them surveilling the house. Like I said, this story would take a long time to tell about why DEA was slow to react. I can just say if management had been different all the way to the top, I think things would have been differently, but it doesn't take many cogs in that wheel to cause bad things to happen. But we documented surveillance on our homes. Nothing was done on a little island like St. Croix. Nothing was done. But yeah, ultimately they machine gunned my partner's personal vehicle. That day, one of my other task force partners and I, a guy named Chris, Chris and I had been Angel's babysitting son while he worked a second job. So we came back that night to the house with Bomb B, his little boy, the kind of kid that would make you wish you had him. I'd never had children, but I think about Bomb B and I wish I would have had kids. I mean, he makes you wish you had kids, but yeah, we dropped him off at the, dropped off the house, kind of hung out for a little bit, had a little bite to eat with the family and everything and dropped Bomb B off and then we all kind of left at the same time. Angel's dad, he's just an old fisherman, just an old St. Croix fisherman, he borrowed the truck that night. The truck that Angel and I went fishing in, you could ride it down the beach, just a little island truck, a little rusted out Nissan island truck. Angel's father, as we're all leaving, his father took the truck and was going to use the truck for something that next day and we all leave. Well, they were surveilling from a distance, probably from the mountain across the way. And so we all leave. Well, they always saw, they knew Angel, that was his truck and also Angel and I were always, we did stuff we did in that truck, but yeah, they let that truck get about a mile or two from the house into a kind of like a deserted part of the island and then pull it up next to it in a full -size Dodge Ram pickup truck with two automatic weapons and just let them have it. And luckily his dad, I'm telling you, if there's a big guy upstairs, he was watching out for Majean, that's his nickname, it was Majean, Angel's father, but yeah, somebody's watching out for him. He took five, I think it was five rounds, they were all skinning shots across his face. One went through a lip and in his teeth, but all of them were, and they were still rifled, I mean, they were still spinning straight and true through the window. So he took those across the face. The one that almost killed him went through his arm and went through the door metal on the car keyhole. The bullet turned sideways, full metal jacket bullet turned sideways, hit him in the arm and nicked his breaky artery. But nevertheless, they stopped their truck in front of him to finish, they figured probably it was either my partner or me or both of us. But they come back and Majean, who had been shot, he was still conscious, he saw them gal the truck putting magazines in their rifles through the shattered glass in the windshield. He carried a .357 Magnum because he worked for a restaurant and he did their night deposits for their money, so he had a permit to carry and he had a little .357 Magnum in the truck with him. Well he got, he just shot right through the windshield at him, he got five of six rounds, he passed out before he could get that sixth round off, but that was enough to scare those guys back into the truck, figuring it's one or both of us still alive and getting out of there. And then the ball rolled down from there. We arrested a bunch of people that we knew were involved in other things, we couldn't get them for that for that point in time, but we had them on other charges and the federal magistrate down there let them all go on bond, which is, yeah, so, but that was, you know, in the end analysis that was the best thing that could have happened because over the course of the next eight months we had eleven or twelve tertiary, I mean, primary bad guys and a whole lot of secondaries and tertiary bad guys, but the primaries in that case, of the eleven primaries, eight of them were killed within that next, I don't know, eight months to ten months. Some of them were killed typical island fashion where somebody just runs up real quick and shoots you a bunch of times while you're playing dominoes in like a little place or whatever. Other ones were pretty spectacular, getting shot from a distance, a team coming in that looked like paramilitary and taking them out, but in the end analysis, all those bad guys, except for two primaries, or three, I'm sorry, three primaries, they were all wiped out. I mean, very well done in that time period and the final three end up getting theirs. I think the two of them end up getting life in prison without federal life in prison. So it had a happy ending, but it took a little bit of time. The island was safe for everybody to go back. I know my partner, Majito, his whole family had a little girl, a little boy and his wife. They evacuated them off of St. Croix. They ended up being able to go up and visit my parents way up north in Ohio and get to see snow for the first time and go sled riding and all that. They had a nice time being evacuated, but it was actually by the time it was all said and done, they had a safe place to go back to. All the main bad guys, they were all kaput. And in the secondary and tertiary areas, they either went to jail or they were so afraid because they didn't know who did it. And it was done professionally. I mean, some of the hits, they were done quite well. And so a lot of those bad guys for a couple of years after that were like, oh, boy, let's hide in the basement for a while. Did you get any insight on who was behind those hits? Nope, nobody ever saw that one.
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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/8/23
"Live or Memorex, that is the great Minnie Riperton. You were 15, Mike. Remember that on the radio? I do remember that. Loving you. The Tweety Birds in the background made it an easy song to make fun of. It seemed like a very shallow lyric to me. Loving you is easy because you're beautiful. I know. Is that really where you want to... That's it? I mean, how shallow and superficial are you? What if you got like a big old mole on your cheek? Bad skin. Dermatological. Anyway, the great Minnie Riperton would have been 76 today. Famous, famous daughter, do you know? The gal from Saturday Night Live? Yes, the wonder, wonderful comic actress Maya Rudolph. Maya Rudolph. I was forgetting her first name. Bridesmaids, dude. Oh my gosh. If you're ever in a bad mood, you rent bridesmaids. Just watch Bridesmaids. That's a little crass, a little crude, especially the bridal shop suite. Oh, it's happening. It's happening. It's happening. Look away. Look away. In the middle of the street with a digestive issue. Oh my goodness. Hey, listen, I've got digestive issues this morning after. I didn't know what my expectations were. They were not high. It's Ohio and you figure, well, maybe they're not up for baby killing, but they were. And I think that the weed vote, the legal pot vote brought out all the young stupid people and that's how you get your abortion advocacy in Ohio. Listen, let me just let you talk because as pro -lifers, we've got a lot of work to do. We have a lot of work to do and that's why tonight's debate is part of the process. We're in the spin room right now and I'm just getting ready for interesting dueling events. You've got Trump down the street in Hialeah. You have five candidates on this stage tonight and I hope that they bring this up. I hope they bring up the abortion problem that the Republican Party has and that's all anybody's talking about. What do you want them to say? Well, we have to say something differently because every single election has gone down in flames since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And we got a battle going on within the party and I want to give you a little preview tonight because I got a chance to visit with Hugh Hewitt last night. He gave me some tips about what to look for as he's been here in preparation. He's one of the moderators. Salem Media Group, our parent company, is the official radio partner along with NBC, Rumble, and the Republican Jewish Coalition for tonight's third GOP presidential debate and five candidates are going to be on that stage. One thing I know for sure, they're going to have a decidedly somber tone tonight. They're going to be serious. We know with Hamas and the war in Israel and, frankly, with the shellacking that the GOP took last night, particularly in Virginia, Republicans have a ton of work to do. And the abortion problem has to be dealt with. There's no way around it. You can stomp your feet and you can say, I'm a proud pro -life American and I'm not going to bend or you're going to never win another election again. Abortion is winning for the Democrats, Mark. Now, those of you who say I'm pro -life and I'm not going to give an inch, I respect it. I admire it. I wish I wish the world worked that way. I'm sickened to say this. America's in love with abortion in this country. Find somebody in your life to love you the way Democrats love abortion. And increasingly, non -ideological folks in the squishy, mushy middle, they just flip a coin and go, all of the things being equal. I want abortion. Right. That's where we have a lot of work to do. And brow beating those people isn't going to work anymore, Mark, sitting around calling them baby killers, et cetera, et cetera. No, it just isn't going to work. Well, no, but it is what the procedure is. But I don't ever want to antagonize people. And I know you're right. In fact, let me let you finish, because I just want to see if you're wanting our Republican field to simply be demonstrably less pro -life to say, you know what, maybe we do need to allow more abortions in the following way, because I don't – No, I think I really do believe it comes down to the messaging. I don't know that Republicans – first of all, millions and millions of dollars of outside money were poured into Ohio last night by radical abortionists who convinced women that you're losing a fundamental right if you vote no on this horrific, radical – I mean, abortion now in Ohio is legal literally to the moment of conception. And in fact, parents now – Moment of birth. Moment of birth, I mean. And incidentally, parents don't even have a say in a minor child's decision to abort a baby. Now, you've got to give an okay to get a tattoo in Ohio. Yeah, exactly. Get a Tylenol in your high school. That's right. But not to get an abortion. But we lost. We got thumped on this. We got thumped on this. And we've gotten thumped on it every single time, Mark. It's not a close call. Something isn't working and Democrats are going to embrace this going into 2024. Does that mean you become decidedly pro -life? Well, I think for starters, you change the messaging as best you can. But I'm afraid that the answer you're not going to want to hear is, yeah, probably so. In 10 seconds, I think you meant decidedly pro -choice. No. Decidedly – do we become decidedly less pro -life? Yeah, less pro -life. Yeah. Do we become decidedly less pro -life? And that's the horrific reality of – how many times is it going to have to happen, Mark? How many times are we going to say, well, we're losing another election. We've lost every single election on the abortion issue since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And Mark, with all due respect, I love you. It's not just Democrats. It's not just squishy Republicans. It's women. It's women voters who believe they are – that somehow this right that is enshrined in the Constitution – oh, and oh, by the way, it's not – is being taken from them. And it's not – we just – we're not going to win by wagging our fingers at the people who don't see the world. You and I aren't where the country is on this, Mark. We're not. We are where conservatives are. And so the question becomes – and by the way, everything you've said is true and plausible and supportable. So, as we look at a presidential election and some folks on a debate stage tonight in a country where now it is left to the states, what Ohio did last night is precisely the way America goes in post -Roe v. Wade America. That's what we said we wanted. And we knew full well that there would be states that did things that we liked and states that did things that we didn't. How about if the candidates we have – and it's kind of interesting. I don't know how pro -life Chris Christie is. I know DeSantis is. I think Nikki Haley is. I sure know Tim Scott is. I think Vivek is. So should they express their – maybe satisfaction is the wrong word – their acceptance of post -Roe v. Wade America, where states are going to do what they wish to do and Ohio can do what they wish to do, but that they are going to continue to be a voice and use their presidential bully pulpit to say that protecting life is a better way, while saying that the states can do what they want to do? Well, I'm not going to be president of Ohio. I'm not going to be president of Nevada. I'm not going to be – etc. Go ahead. But that's happening. That's happening. Let me tell you. Well, let me break it to you. Roe v. Wade being overturned meant that states get to decide what to do. States are deciding what to do and they're pro -abortion. Yes. They are. Every single state. There's not a state that's deciding in favor of the pro -life movement. You know, you can say, well, we're the good conservatives in this. Except, except, except heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills in Florida, in Texas, in other states. So – Well, but that's not legislation that conflicts with what is perceived to be a woman's right to choose an abortion being taken from her. You're so right. I mean, Glenn Youngkin has floated the 15 -week idea. And let's talk about Glenn Youngkin, incidentally, because there were high hopes for Virginia. And hey, Virginia, we got our butts kicked. I mean, they flipped the legislature. They didn't even – in fact, that wasn't even on the radar. They were hoping – we were hoping that Glenn Youngkin would lead a flip of the Senate over there. They lost it all. They lost the whole state legislature. Guess what? Glenn Youngkin is no longer going to be considered a candidate for president. I've got a buddy here – Well, he never was. Well, but keep an eye on him. He's not – Not this year. I mean, does he have a future? Of course he does. Look at him at 2028. But I have a guy here, Alfredo Ortiz, who's a dear friend, the CEO of Job Creators Network, and he had a theory. In fact, he's going to be with me tomorrow here in Miami. They're sponsoring our broadcast from the post -debate spin room. Alfredo said, if Virginia has a huge night last night, Glenn Youngkin will throw his hat in the ring as the 11th -hour savior of the Republican Party. Wouldn't matter. There's no room. That would be – It's too late. That would be – It's too late. It wouldn't matter. But anyway, he got shellacked. I mean, it was a bad night for him. It was a bad night for the GOP, and there's no way around it. Hey, Tate Reeves is still governor of Mississippi, yay. We kept one. We got that. We got that. We got some – and Joe Biden is still dropping like a rock in all the polls. And Trump is rocking and rolling and continues to lead in five swing states. So there's just data all over the place that are mixed as to what 2024 is going to look like. But you get an interesting view at five people who really want to catch Trump, and not a single one of them probably will. But it'll be fun to watch anyway. What do you think happens tonight? Yeah, it'll be kind of – What's the headline? What do you think? I'm going to keep an eye on Chris Christie because I'm just praying he starts screaming at his own audience and they start booing him. Exactly. And they start throwing orange peels and banana peels at him. I mean, that thing in Orlando, I played that clip. I'm sure you did, too. Sure. Oh, my. Have you ever seen a public – And what's the word again? I'm sorry. Your failure to embrace the truth is – Reprehensible. Thank you. I keep going deplorable, but that was Hillary, and we'd see how great that worked out for her. No, no. Reprehensible. Reprehensible. When you're talking to your own people – Yes. And calling them reprehensible – The people you're trying to get to vote for you, ideally. Not a good look. And I think – and interestingly, Hewitt and I last night, we had a great Salem party. And listen, we're very proud of this. I mean, say what you will about the meaninglessness. It's a big deal for us. Of course it is. For Salem to partner with NBC, and Hugh's going to be on that stage. Which means at least one conservative will be asking questions. Exactly. While Kristen Welker asks everybody about January 6th, at least Hugh will be there. And let me give you a scoop. Hugh is exhausted. Last night was the ninth rehearsal they had for this debate. I said nine? How do you rehearse? What do you do? You put staffers up at various lecterns and have ads just to kind of get through the drill? They put a couple hundred people in the audience. They test these guys because he – and he said Lester Holt and Kristen Welker have been just pros. He said Kristen's kind of the new kid on the block, but Lester's a veteran journalist. But they've got to be ready for everything. I mean, Hugh's ready for eruptions from the audience and how do you handle that and how do you interact. Anyway, they've had nine rehearsals for tonight's debate. And also, Hugh gave me a scoop. He said, watch DeSantis' performance. He has just hired fairly recently one of the best debate preparers in the business. I don't – I forgot the guy's name. I'll try to get it. I think it's Brad. I could not care less. Well, I know. But it's – Binders don't matter. Prep doesn't matter. DeSantis is DeSantis and he's wonderful. He's not Trump. DeSantis' worst problem is that Trump exists. I'll never forget the caller or the person who tweeted or something said that the only problem with DeSantis is he was not the best president of my lifetime. And Trump was. Trump exists. There's nothing the matter with DeSantis. There's nothing wrong with Nikki Haley except she's the queen of forever war. You heard Nikki Haley the other day saying the people who will abandon Ukraine are the people who will give up on Israel. Shut up, man. That's not smart. That's not a smart thing. But I can't wait. I know it may not matter at all. It's half the interest if Trump were there. Trump will be there down the road in Hialeah, you said, right? Heavily Cuban -American population there. That's going to be fun. And he's loved in Hialeah. Well, we'll be in the Spin Room tonight beginning about 6 p .m. Central Time. We'll have pre -debate coverage. Let's watch you. Let's watch you. Tell everybody how to watch you. Well, listen to us on the radio. I'm pretty sure we'll be on AM 660 The Answer tonight. As the radio partners, we're going to be here at 6 p .m. prior to the debate. The debate will be aired live and then I'll be in the Spin Room post -debate, hopefully talking to all the candidates or many of them in the Spin Room here. And you could also watch us on Salem News Channel pre - and post -debate. So it's going to be a big night, you know? And we're ready to go. And then I'll be back tomorrow here in Miami with you to wrap everything up. Is that room? Because it's funny, we've all done conventions, like convention coverage and the entire week of doing broadcasting from a convention. And the morning after the convention is like done, you and I still have shows to do. But all you can hear is the pipes and the drapes and just the clang, clang. I will not be here. As the trucks are off. But what in the world is that room, that beautiful room you're in? I won't know. It's beautiful now. It'll be rock and roll and post -debate. What's that thing? Are you just going to be run over by workers and forklifts tomorrow? I won't know because I'm not going to be here. I'll be at Salem, Miami. I'm going to be a few miles away at a nice comfy radio studio. There you go. We'll be at the Salem Radio Miami studio. Excellent. That's a very smart decision. I'll see you tomorrow, my friend. Here we go. We're ready for you. It's a big day and night of Mike. Can't wait for his show. The next up, the first thing you need to consume is Mike's own radio program. And that's at 10. Soon as we're done. On 660 AM. The answer. Hurry into the Ram Black Friday sales event for great deals on the trucks that give you all the power you need and all the luxury you could ask for. Now get 10 % below MSRP for an average of 6 ,305 under MSRP on the purchase of a 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab. Not compatible with lease offers or with any other consumer incentive offers. 6 ,305 average based on 10 % below average MSRP from all 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab models in dealer stock. Residency restrictions apply. Take retail delivery from dealer stock by 113023. Ram is a registered trademark.
Fresh update on "rams" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from Telins 3CX hosting service offers big advantages, Podcast
"This is Doug Green, and I'm the publisher of TR Publications, and I'm very pleased to have with us again, Josh Westphal of Telen. Josh, thank you for joining us today. Thank you, Doug. Well, we're going to be talking, giving everybody a little bit of an overview of what's new in Telen and a lot of interesting news, but Josh, before we jump into all that, tell us a little bit about yourself and your background in the world of VoIP and in the world of 3CX. Sure. So I got into VoIP just as it was really becoming popular back in 2013, right out of college with a company. I hosted trainings nationally for 3CX. I was their engineering manager. They were a distribution company, so I worked with multiple vendors in the VoIP world, different hardware appliances, many different realms of customers. I moved into private consulting right around 2018 to get more hands -on with partners, did a little bit of traveling and on -site work with partners to help them with their deployments with a little bit more white glove service. And right around 2019, I moved into my role with Telen, where we became a solutions provider and with 3CX and still worked with the partner base and slowly migrated to be a distributor for 3CX, continuing our channel -based focus. So tell us a little bit about the 3CX hosting service you guys at Telen provide. So our hosting service differentiates a little bit between AWS and Google. First we're a wholesale usage -based environment designed specifically for 3CX and Cloud VoIP. Our CPU to RAM ratios are a little bit different. The resource is private and we offer multiple more connectivity options to the data center and the customer's endpoint. I see you partnered with Megaport. Can you explain how that partnership improves your overall service level and quality? Sure, so Megaport is a huge asset to our environment. It offers direct routing from the data center to the PSTN. We have a lot more options when it comes to survivability routing, if there's a downstream node having an issue. On top of, you know, we remove as much possible public downstream nodes as we can so we can get away from some of those intermediates, have faster unsaturated routing to the PSTN from the data center, just overall improving the experience with telephony. What are the advantages of hosting your 3CX server with Telen and your SIFT trunking together? So when you have your SIFT trunking along with Telen's hosting, you enable the direct VPN infrastructure and private fiber infrastructure. So you can connect into the data center with a VPN. You can connect into it with multiple other options. We can go over more, but that really opens up the realm of the private fiber connectivity from your data center point to the PSTN. Again, removing as many of the third -party issues as possible, opening up more survivability and routing options to the PSTN, improving the reliability and the availability of the infrastructure. So I understand from your partners, many opt for a VPN server connecting to their client locations. Yeah, so VPN, I'm a big fan of when you have the availability to use a VPN. We say use a VPN. What that does is it encapsulates the traffic. The ISPs aren't going to filter it. You're not running into those LAN to LAN issues or natural reversal issues, filtering or any kind of packet monitoring or displacement. It's a much more secure, reliable, and has a better quality of service when you're connecting from a remote site to the data center, as well as opening up other avenues. We can deploy a VMPLS system with multiple carrier failovers, including 4G, 5G with seamless stateful transfer. So if there's issues with one ISP or another, traffic can seamlessly move over on a stateful transfer to another uplink. You don't drop your calls, your customer has no idea it's going on. We also do this in a wholesale model as well. So other services out there, such as AWS or Google, who may charge a cost per peer or We just charge the wholesale amount for the resource or the server itself. So the technology is free. You just pay the resource.
Fresh update on "rams" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Of wind actually knocked over the national Christmas tree on the ellipse. Now that tree is set to be lit on Thursday as part of the annual ceremony. The National Park Service says despite the hiccup the show must go on and PS says it is looking at all possibilities to make sure the Christmas tree lighting is a success this year. The National Park Service expecting to provide a status update for us tomorrow on the tree. Well these Northern Virginia high school students are also rocket scientists and they've just set a record for a launching rocket tens of thousands of feet high. We built up over time with progressively larger rockets and this was our biggest one yet. Benjamin Miller an Oakton High School senior leads the school's rocketry team he says they were recently able to launch a rocket up more than 34 ,000 feet which is above most commercial airliners and it's believed to be the highest altitude ever achieved by high school students. The rocket which the students built entirely by themselves was 8 feet tall and We were ecstatic that we had reached our goal. It was quite an experience. Nick Einelly WTOP news sports at 25 and 55 powered by Maximus moving people and technology forward. George Wallace Terps are playing tonight. They are yes at home against Ryder that is the action this evening in College Park at the Xfinity Center Maryland looking for a third straight win. They're 3 -3 overall on the season 3 -0 at home and they've had some ups and downs and Kevin Willard knows it. It's still November so like we have a lot of games left. The biggest thing we're concentrating on right now is just getting better as a team you know and I think you know Julian's taking some big steps Dante's playing starting to play really well at the small forward spot Jordan starting to get comfortable so I've seen some huge steps as long as continue we that but that's what I'm looking for so that's been the message it's just kind of really focusing on continuing to get better. And they get the Ten Big action starting on Friday but first rider tonight a team that comes in one and four. Tip off just after seven. The commanders getting set for the Dolphins they're coming to town on Sunday. Ron Rivera will be calling plays for the time first on the defensive side after dismissing Jack Del Rio. He's had a couple of days to get acclimated to that and we'll see how that goes on Sunday. Other round in the league Justin Jefferson being activated by the Vikings. He's been out He for quite some will time. play for the Vikings after the bye week. Last night Vikings hit the bye after on a last second loss to the Bears on a field goal. Hall of Fame announcement London Fletcher former Washington Linebacker of course played with the Rams as well. He has been announced as a Hall of Fame semi -finalist. Jordan Wallace WTOP sports. Alright thanks so much George. Up ahead on WTOP the memorial service in Atlanta today former for First Lady Rosalynn Carter and there could be a big problem with the National Christmas tree lighting. It's 456. Have you googled yourself lately? Are there negative posts from an ex -employee or from a former client? Maybe an outdated news article or sensitive personal information about your family? Search engines don't always get it right. But right or wrong, it's your reputation on the line. That's where reputationdefender .com. That's why Norton comes in. One of the most trusted names in online reputation repair. Reputation Defender has been fixing people's search results for over 15 years. Their cutting edge approaches help to you wipe away unwanted information in your search results. They also promote the good stuff, so that it rises top, to the helping you put your best foot forward. Your good name is too valuable to leave to the whims of a Google algorithm. Take control with Reputation Defender. You can start by getting your free reputation report card at reputationdefender .com or call 800 -811 to speak to an expert. That's 800 -811 -4975. This is T -O -P News W -T -O -P -F -M Washington W -W -W -T -F -M Manassas W T -L -P -F -M Braddock Heights Frederick 458 Washington W -W -W -T Washington W -W -W -T -F -M Washington W -W -W -T Washington W -W -W -T Washington W -W W -W -W Washington W -W -W -W Washington -W W -W -W Washington W -W Washington W -W -W -W Washington W W -W -W -W Work zone delays
A highlight from The Blessing Of Letting Go
"Hey, this is Steven Furtick. I'm the pastor of Elevation Church, and this is our podcast. I wanted to thank you for joining us today. Hope this inspires you. Hope it builds your faith. Hope it gives you perspective to see God is moving in your life. Enjoy the message. I do want to just take a moment and say to each and every one of you that I don't wear a red hoodie for just anything. It's fall season, holiday season. God is going to give us a very strong end to this year. How many are believing for that? How many have got some catching up to do because it has been a really weird year so far? We're going to believe, God, that every blessing you haven't received that you're supposed to receive this year, God would compress it into these next few weeks for you. I'm believing that he's going to give you supernatural guidance, his wisdom, his reflexes, his response. In fact, that's what I want to preach about today. I want to preach about the blessing God wants to give you. Sometimes these things do come in unexpected ways, so prepare for it. Just tell your neighbor, real quick, get ready for it. Get ready for it. I want to share some time with you today in Genesis, chapter 32, and remain standing for the reading of God's Word, greeting to all of our campuses and our epham around the world. Let's thank God for all who are joining us today, that they would receive the flow of this anointing right where they are. Come on, Elevation Valentine. Put those hands together. Let's welcome our worldwide epham. Genesis, chapter 32. I had a hard time deciding how much of this to read to you, but I decided that we should go from at least verse 7, so buckle in. This passage of Scripture, wow! It's really for those of you who are wrestling with something. You've been struggling because you're wrestling. You've been struggling to rest in what you have and who you are because of what you're wrestling with. That's who I'm preaching to today. Genesis, chapter 32, verse 7. The Bible says, In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well. He thought if Esau comes and attacks one group, the group that is left may escape. For everybody who is kind of a control freak, you can relate to this. You start making all of these plans and backup plans for your backup plans and all of these ways that you start working it out, but Jacob is doing that because it said in verse 8, that he thought Esau was coming to attack him, his brother. But look at verse 9. This is kind of a turning point in the passage. Then Jacob prayed. Verse 8, he thought. Verse 9, then Jacob prayed. The Devil shouldn't have let you get here today, because he has had you in your head and you've been thinking about the attack. But the moment that you started praising God today and lifted your eyes to him, come on, I declare a level change in your situation. Then Jacob prayed, O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, Lord, you who said to me, go back to your country and your relatives and I will make you prosper. I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness. You have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two camps. Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid that he will come and attack me and also the mothers with their children. But you have said, I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted. He spent the night there, and from what he had with him, he selected a gift for his brother Esau. I'm going to read you the whole list just so you can see how blessed Jacob was. Two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls. This old boy is doing pretty good. He said a few verses ago, I started with just a staff. Look what God gave him. And twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. He put them in the care of his servants, each herd by itself, and said to his servants, Go ahead of me and keep some space between the herds. He instructed the one in the lead. When my brother Esau meets with you and asks, Who do these belong to and where are you going? Who owns all these animals in front of you? Then you are to say, They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift sent to my lord Esau, and he is coming behind us. He also instructed the second and the third and all the others who followed the herds. He's covering all his bases for this thing that he's got to deal with the next day. You are to say the same thing to Esau when you meet him, and be sure to say your servant Jacob is coming behind us, for he thought, I'll pacify him with these gifts I'm sending on ahead. Later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me. So Jacob's gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp. That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons. That would keep you up all night. All of it. The eleven sons, the two wives, all of it. That would give me indigestion and insomnia.
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A highlight from Episode 128 - Oct. 29th, 2023 - Special Guest Lady Lilly
"The feeling you give me goes on and on and on Make me wanna ride you from now till early morning The feeling intense, girl, when I'm all up on your body The feeling intense, girl, wanna ride you like a Kawasaki The feeling intense, girl, when I'm all up on your body Yes, the feeling intense, oh, mama Yes, the feeling intense It feel intense, mama, mama Plus you act like two bagga, gabababa When they braced pon the pan, nah, nah, nah You make moustache to my life, nah, nah, nah, nah Love how your body just a bubble pon the down, yeah Why not the goat? Boy, ya saw me a ram, now lefty party Ya saw me a tan, vibes that ya feel everyone The feeling intense, girl, when I'm all up on your body The feeling intense, girl, wanna ride you like a Kawasaki The feeling intense, girl, when I'm all up on your body Yes, the feeling intense, oh, mama Yes, the feeling intense Can't get over that feeling When she wipe on the tree lane While I'm pon the waste, I'm squeezin' Someone pinch me, I'm dreamin' Can't get over the feelin' When she wipe on the tree lane While I'm pon the waste, I'm squeezin' Someone pinch me, I'm dreamin' The feeling intense, girl, when I'm all up on your body The feeling intense, girl, wanna ride you like a Kawasaki The feeling intense, girl, when I'm all up on your body Yes, the feeling intense, oh, mama Yes, the feeling intense The feeling intense, mama, mama Plus, you act like two bagga, grabba, baba When they braced pon the pan, nah, nah, nah You make me start to my life, nah, nah, nah Love on your body, just a bubba pon the tan Yeah, why not the goat? Why, yah, so me a ram, nah, lefty party Yah, so me a tan, vibes, die for you, everyone The feeling intense, girl, when I'm all up on your body The feeling intense, girl, wanna ride you like a Kawasaki The feeling intense, girl, when I'm all up on your body Yes, the feeling intense, oh, mama Yes, the feeling intense Let's all tease around, man Okay, okay, okay.
A highlight from The Philly Decade, Lamar On Fire, the Best Game Curse, NBA Awards, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal
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I don't know. We're messing around. Just trying stuff. It's the end of 2023. You know? I don't know. You just start trying things. Why not? Who cares? Hey, new rewatchables come in Monday night. I'll just tell you what it is. It's a movie from 1993. Yeah, another one. Another one that did really well in the box office. So you'll find out Monday night. It's a good one though. I'm excited to drop it on you. So we did that true crime podcast, Wedding Scammer, hosted and created by Justin Sales. And it did really well. People liked it. And it makes me super happy because Justin Sales is a great guy. And he's been with The Ringer pretty much since the beginning. But it's nice when somebody works their ass off on something and it actually pays off. So I'm glad people like it. Check out the first episode. It's not that long. It's really well done. And you will definitely 100 % enjoy it. Okay. Let's bring in the cuz. Let's talk some football. Let's talk some wound licking with some bets, some Eagles, all kinds of things. It's all next. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam! All right. We are taping this. It is 830 Pacific time on Sunday night. Cousin Sal is here as always. He's wearing a nice, fresh Oregon hat that I think you probably bought probably this weekend. You went to visit your son? Smells very new. Yeah, I went to visit my son. I'm not happy with the way my hair looks. And I think the hat's an improvement. So what am I going to do? It looks great. We just watched Dolphins Eagles just now. And at the same time, Rangers Astros was happening. And it really felt like, I don't know, it felt like a great October sports night there. And then Texas blew it open in the end. But next week, we'll have basketball. There will be baseball going on. It'll really feel like October. The Eagles though. So right as I start sending texts to Eagles people in my life wondering what's going on with Hurts and what's going on with this team, and then they just turn it on and they win by 14. It's weird. Eye test wise versus the stats and just looking at the standings and stuff. It's a team that doesn't seem like they have all their shit together. And yet it doesn't matter because they have so much talent. They can just kind of pick and choose. And then all of a sudden they win anyway. I know don't what other team in the NFL is like this. Do you see that too? Yeah, absolutely. And it's a bummer because I think you agree. The Dolphins are, I don't know, favorite team to watch if you have to cut everything else out. Best offense, so much going on, like dynamic, Tyreek Hill, anything. Tua. But when they play a game like this, when they go to Buffalo, they're just going to get beat in the trenches. And like what you said is it doesn't really matter if you're so physical, Philadelphia, offensively or defensively. And like Tua's getting swallowed up in the pocket on third and ones. And where Philadelphia could just run that tush push like it or not, it's going to move the chains every time. So, yeah, it sucks. Yeah. The less flashy team wins. And they happen to be in my favorite team's division. But that's what's going to happen in January. Ten turnovers for Hertz. He had eight off last year. There's times where, you know, like sometimes, and I don't know whether he's protecting his body or what's going on, but he'll kind of duck away from taking hits, which is smart. And then he'll have weird throws. And I texted Solak today during third quarter. I'm like, are we going to find out that Hertz has had like torn rib cartilage since week two or, you know, he doesn't look right sometimes. And then in the fourth quarter, all of a sudden looks great. And I don't really know what to make of it. And I can't get a feel for it. But on top of it, they have this tush push thing that in the big drive of the game, they're able to get two straight fourth and ones on their own side of the field. I know we, you and I have talked about it. You've talked about it incessantly. And at the same time, it feels like it is the most important NFL invention in the last five years, this play that nobody can stop ever at any point. If he does, nobody else can do it. I know it's weird. And we likened it to the Tom Brady thing. There was no reason why Tom Brady should convert fourth and one and a half every single time, you know, physically and everything else. But except they had their shit together, the Eagles, they really do. And if he does have cracked ribs, I hope it's from his own teammate, smashing them over the line of scrimmage there. Yeah, it was just wear and tear on the back of his body from several guys. Yeah. So they're performing the Heimlich on him like every eight minutes. So I guess if you're taking the takeaway from the Eagles is nice when they needed to have it, they're also supposed to win. But the AJ Brown piece of it, the fact that they traded, you know, a first round pick basically, and then they paid him. And I don't know, he's one of the four best receivers in the league now. Is he one of the three? He's somewhere on the shortest possible list. I have him on multiple fantasy teams, and it's gotten to the point where I'm just expecting 100 yards in a TD every game. But that turned out to be one of the better trades, I think, of the last 10 years. Just kind of took him from Tennessee. Oh, yeah. Yeah, that was ridiculous. And he is such a great possession receiver. And it's like, it's scary, too, because you'll forget about him, too. You probably put Justin Jefferson in the top three. And then every time Cousins drops back the pass or any snap, you're like, all right, this has to go to Jefferson. Otherwise, it's going to go for nothing out of this offense. And then eight tush pushes in a row. And then you see AJ Brown's like, oh, my God, I forgot about this guy. What? He's got 120 yards. It's nuts. So, yeah, dynamite. I like, yeah, there's like four different kind of catches he can make, too, which I think makes him stand out because they can throw those bubble screens. They can just put them right over the middle, like for seven, eight yards. It seems like whenever they want, they can send him deep down the sidelines, which he seems to love. And then that kind of deep over the middle with two guys on him and he can make plays anyway. But he he has, like, I think the biggest bag of any of the receivers right now. Yeah, personal. I don't know. I got these guys. Yeah. Yeah. I hate this team. I don't know. I don't even know what to say anymore. Like, you know, the Miami have what, 10 or 11 penalties? It's just like it's a it's like a mind fuck, too, when you play him, too, because you can't get out of a can't get out of your own way when you play against them. Kyle, don't turn on the tick tock camera for this. Has Philly replaced Boston for most interesting sports city? Like, look at all the shit they have going right now. Right. Right. They're they're about to make the World Series. They have this Eagles team that made the Super Bowl last year and it feels super relevant again, is definitely going to be a final 14 worst case scenario. And then they have this NBA team with this James Harden saga that God only knows how he's going to sabotage things over the next month. But and then you look at my team where my city where I have the the you know, we have a great NBA team, it looks like. And then other than that, completely forgettable across the board. I think Philly's kind of grabbed the mantle a little bit. I don't like it. I don't like it right now. That's not good. And it's not good for their fans because their fans are supposed to just hate the other team, not supposed to like their team. So it doesn't matter if their team is good. Right. Yeah, I don't know. It's a bummer. Although I'll say that they were in this position last year, too. Right. Phillies win the World Series. The Eagles win the Super Bowl. This has been this is the 2020s has kind of been the Philly decade. I don't like it. It's upsetting to me. And fortunately, the Sixers are it seems like they're going to go in the tank. But I got to say they have great crowds like the the Phillies playoff crowds are way up there. That's about as good of a baseball crowd as you're going to get. It really feels like if they can have like a do or die game or a must win game or a clincher at home, you feel like they're going to get it. And whatever happened with Bryce, you know, pretty special, like to sign that guy from another team and he becomes the signature athlete in your city. We had a little bit of that with Manny Ramirez, where we kind of took him from. We paid for it, but took him from Cleveland and he kind of became one of the symbols of that run. But pretty nuts that they just took him from another team and he became what he became. Yeah, it's a great crowd whenever they I mean, I thought the Rams crowd today was dynamite, too, against the Steelers. I thought they really showed up. It's really loud. Yeah, yeah, it's been proud to be from L .A. Yeah, I have a I know you don't want to talk about Phillies, so I'll move on. I have a Tyree question for you. What's your all time receiver list for receivers you've watched just where you're like, that guy's fucking amazing? Because for me, it was always Rice number one and Moss two and then a drop off. And then some people like Tio's three for me. I'm like, cool. Tio is like an absolute franchise murderer and was a huge head case and you couldn't trust him. And as the years pass, the stats will be great. All the fucking drama that he brought to every situation he's in, that stuff will kind of die off. But for me, I think Tyreek's unequivocally three now for me. Every single game, it just you just feel like he's going to have 250 yards as you're watching it, right? Yeah, I think so. Yeah. Unstoppable, Tyreek over Calvin Johnson, that type. Yeah, I think like where you would put him. Yeah, I think for me, he's definitely over Calvin Johnson. Michael Gallup is three, four. I'm trying to see where I would put these people. Yeah, I think you're right. I think you're right. I think he's got to be number three. Although if you look at like Antonio Brown, who's now a punch line, he had like six of the best seasons you'll ever see in a row. But but in terms of presence and being unstoppable, Rice, Moss, Tyreek Hill, it's a good three. That's how I feel. I think, you know, Sharp, I think, could have gotten there in the Packers way back when in the 90s. And then, you know, he hurt his neck and he basically only had like a six or seven year career. But I thought in the 90s, I thought other than Rice, he was the second best guy. Your guy, Irvin, was great. There's no question that team was loaded. We've had some good ones over the years, but Tyreek, the speed, how he just tilts the field over and over again, how scared the other team is of him. How much space he opens up for everybody else. I think he's three. I don't think he'll ever get over Moss or Rice for me, though. I'm trying to think who could pass him, though, now at three. I mean, we've put Justin Jefferson up there before. Now that we haven't seen him for a few weeks, we've kind of forgot about him in the right now. But Hill's done this now for, you know, six, what's it, six years since he's on the 18 Chiefs. I can't remember how many years he's been in the league, but yeah, he'll be stride for stride with two defenders. And then, like, if the ball hangs up there long enough, he's now seven, eight yards past them. Oh, I know who's number four. That's a nice little advantage. Pooka. He is? Guys, see that catch he made on the sideline today? It was pretty great. Before the Rams realized they were going against a force greater than any satanic force or anything, the Pittsburgh Steelers. You want to talk about that? Yeah, let's do it. Let's do it. So they're four and two. I've watched every play of all six games. I have no idea how they're four and two, but they've hit the point now where I feel like they're going to win when there's no signs. Like that guy missed the extra point today for the Rams and made it nine, three instead of 10, three. I'm like, oh, here we go. Steelers come down. All of a sudden it's 10, nine. They have five first downs because they get the TJ Watt, you know, the pick that sets up the touchdown. And you're just like, here we go. They're doing this. And we've seen this before because this was the Eli Manning. Danny Heifetz was the first person to point this out. This was the Eli Manning recipe for years and years that I can't believe that team's winning. What the fuck just happened? He only made two throws. How did he do it? They're four and two. I totally believe in them. And I feel like they're going to go 12 and five and have a negative point differential. Well, the good thing is we're making money off them, right? We've been and we saw them. Plus, I mean, I thought they'd be favored last Sunday night. I thought they'd be favored, but they're not. So we're doing that thing, but also just taking them because the Steelers. But I found the gem and I gave it out on ringer wise guys, Rams first half Steelers to win the game 10 to one. You know, I'm positive that their bullshit is going to pay dividends and 10 to one. I think it'll hit like three more times. Like you're right. That TJ Watt interception brings it down to the eight. We see some separation from Pickens on a receipt, like the little one drive you wait for all game and it happens. And then that terrible spot at the end, it didn't give him a chance. That that was beyond really big. McVeigh also probably should have had a timeout left. I know. But, you know, what is it important to be like, hey, listen, we could get this right, but we'd rather teach you a lesson, coach, to save your timeouts. Like, I don't, this, the spot thing bothers me more than missed pass interferences because it's an old man jogging eight yards and he has to see between 20 bodies. And then like, you know, he sticks his foot in the mud and says, here, this is like a surveyor from 1835. He's like, this is where your property in, sir. Like we got to put, there's a chip in the ball. Isn't there a chip in the ball? What's it for? It's funny that we figured out Wimbledon. We figured out we've in U .S. Open, we figured out how to measure serves immediately, whether they hit the line or not in football, which seems like it would be really easy to just have some sort of magnet that was attached to the chains. The other thing that was weird about that for the people who didn't see it, the Steelers did fourth and one, they had the lead. There's probably like a little more than two minutes left and they run the QB sneak play, kind of the Brady play where you, you kind of put your head down, but you go left. But he slipped and fell on his knee and his knee went down. And it wasn't one of those when you're watching it where you're like, oh, I wonder if he got it was like, you knew immediately, oh, he didn't get it. He slipped. And then they come in with the spot and then like, oh, he might have gotten it. And they did that. I couldn't believe it. And I'm rooting for the Steelers. But I was like, oh, my God, it's the worst spot of the year. I thought they deserved to win anyway. But but that was pretty tough for the Rams. We need some clarification. And I get it because McVeigh didn't have timeouts and it wasn't actually the two minute warning yet, even though it did wind to that after that. But is there a ref in the sky? Is there this guy in the sky or is this everything has to go back to New York? Like, I feel like we're told three different things. It's a bummer because that could have been overturned. But you're right. Ten to one we hit. Let's just keep doing it. You know, you know who else would have gotten that fourth one? Eli Manning. He would have fallen down a half foot in front and somehow would have gotten the spot. The Rams kicker was the MVP of this game for the Steelers. He missed two longer field goals. They were like 50 yard field goals, but he missed about them. Then he missed that extra point. And then Tomlin just, you know, he threw away the challenge. He screwed up a challenge, which is the Tomlin staple.
A highlight from Chargers Staley Mistake & Burrow's Rebound
"Hello everyone and welcome back into the MMQB Podcast. I'm going to show you this week Connor or Albert. We are coming at you earlier in the week. And so it is I, Matt Verderam, alongside Gilberto Manzano, as always, as we are getting ready for week seven of the NFL season already. Gilberto, I don't know about you, man, but every year, every year I get all excited for opening day. And I'm like, all right, great. It's week one or whatever that game is Thursday night and a full slate on Sunday. Sometimes we get that doubleheader on Monday. And then I blink and it's Halloween and it's week seven and it's week eight. Somebody seems already out of it and you're starting to see who's the real contender. Does that happen for you or do you feel like the season goes a little bit slower for you? Yeah, it's kind of like a mix. It's like, oh, wow, it's week seven. But then when you're always writing stories and you're working, it's like, oh, OK, can we get to maybe the playoffs now? Less games. And this is just kind of, as a reporter, kind of annoyance here. When I saw maybe four or five games in the late window, I'm like, come on, I want to focus on three. I can't do five games. So things like that. But I'm with you. I do enjoy football. Those upsets on Sunday were. Yeah, we did not see that coming. So, you know, you kind of hit the walls as a reporter. But, you know, as a football fan, you always enjoy it. You know, it's crazy to like you bring up a good point about the late slate. You know, that that four o 'clock window on the East Coast and there's four of those games this week. But I feel like in the past, not that there are less or more games. I mean, it was kind of like what what it's always been. But I think that it feels like this year, a lot of those games just have not been good. Like you go into the games and you're like, yeah, you know, I don't love it. And I think part of that is a lot of the teams on the West Coast right now are not particularly good. I mean, Denver is not a good team. The Raiders, to their credit, three and three, but not like an overly great draw. I think most people expect they're not going to be tremendous as the year goes on. Arizona is not good. The Rams are a decent team. You know, depending on the matchup, could be a decent game there. Obviously, San Francisco and Seattle are excellent. But like if those teams aren't hosting in that late window, you're kind of stuck, right? I mean, you get a lot of these games, you're going, eh, I didn't mention the Chargers are kind of like the Rams. I mean, it depends on the matchup. But, you know, you look at this week's slate and the national 425 game is the Chargers hit the Chiefs, which, okay, you know, it's a good game, divisional matchup. Green Bay at Denver, not overly exciting. Arizona at Seattle, again, love Seattle, but not like overly enthused because Arizona is involved. So I wish they would almost have the ability to flex like they do for Sunday Night Football, where you could flex a game, you know, maybe with a few weeks of notice, because it wouldn't really screw up fans. You're going to the game on Sunday, well, okay, now you're just going a couple hours later.
A highlight from Bears Bright Spots & Week Five Picks
"Hit play and feel the real with Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds. Breakthrough immersive audio makes all your music feel more natural than ever by taking it out of your head and placing it just in front of you. Like listening without wearing earbuds at all. And the high fidelity audio and world class noise cancellation are tailored to your ears only. So everything's personalized and hits just as it should. Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds. Dive in deeper at Bose .com forward slash iHeart. Evidence wise, we had virtually no evidence. In 1995, Detective Tony Richardson was trying to figure out who killed a fellow officer. The case comes down to who is believed and who is ignored. Oh my goodness, we did convict an innocent man. I'm Beth Shelburne from Lava for Good Podcasts. This is Ear Witness. Listen to Ear Witness on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. On his new podcast, Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon, join Kevin for inspiring conversations with his friends and fellow celebrities who are working to make a difference in the world, like actor Mark Ruffalo. You know, I found myself moving upstate in the middle of this fracking fight, you know, and I'm trying to raise kids there and, you know, my neighbors, like, willing to poison my water. Listen to Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome into the Monday Morning Quarterback Podcast. It is October 4th. It is a beautiful Wednesday afternoon here outside Chicago, and there is a lot to talk to. Of course, I am Matt Verderam, and I am joined, as always, by Gilberto Manzano. Gil, how you doing? I'm doing well. A lot of blowouts, I seem like, in week four of the NFL, but, you know, other than that, another terrible Monday Night Football game, I'm okay. I feel like I would start that way. I don't know why. Yeah, the Monday Night game was a travesty, and the Giants, um, I don't know, at some point, how you don't just max protect the rest of the game. I mean, they couldn't block anybody. It was unbelievable. The Seahawks looked like the 85 Bears in that game. 10 sacks on Jones, 11 overall. But, yeah, you're right. I write that column in real time on Sunday where I'm updating throughout the day. It was funny the first couple of weeks because, really, very few blowouts happened, so I had to wait right up until the end to write a lot of those, and it was kind of a fire drill. Last week, that was not the case. Last week, I wrote a ton of them about halfway through the third quarter and then just updated the stats, although I did get burned doing that with the Bears and the Broncos because the Bears are the Bears. I almost got burned doing that with the Rams and the Colts, but the Rams held on to win, so all's well that ends well in L .A. But, you know, look, I want to steer, we're going to get to the five best games of the week, as we always do, and we're going to talk about the biggest story, which involves the Dolphins for a second straight week, and we're going to get to all that stuff, including some stuff here about the Broncos. But I want to lead off here with some of the week five storylines that I find interesting, I think are probably things that we're going to be talking about here for a while, and one of them is, C .J. Stroud last week played really, really well for Houston, and he's played well throughout the year. They're 2 -2. They just plowed Pittsburgh, 30 -6. Stroud was aggressive. He went downfield. He threw on the run. He did a fantastic job. Conversely, the Panthers are one of two teams that are 0 -4 on the year, and Bryce Young, coming off the injury, didn't play in week three, didn't play in week four. He struggled against Minnesota. It was probably the best game he's played to this point, but still very much everything underneath, everything short. The offense only accounted for six points. How pumped should Texans fans be about Stroud, and then on the other side of it, how worried should everybody in Carolina be about Bryce Young? Yeah, for Houston, let's put it this way. If you would have asked me a month ago, hey, you, Matt, telling me, we're going to start the show off with C .J. Stroud and the Texans in week five. What do you think about that? I would have laughed at you. So that shows you that the Texans are in the spotlight. They have a good quarterback, and it's funny how when you find that next quarterback, that star quarterback, you tend to get more eyeballs, more attention, more headlines. So if you're Houston, you're excited. You're ecstatic, because we all remember what happened with Deshaun Watson. That got ugly. That got messy. Now you can maybe somehow move on from that. It's still kind of a similar regime, right, different head coach, but still front office people, same owner, stuff like that. But now it feels like a fresh start. D 'Amico Ryan is doing a great job. So no interceptions, Matt. That is amazing to see. He's averaging 300 yards per game passing. So if you're Houston, you're really excited. Now with the Panthers, you're wondering, did you do something wrong? You traded up. You had the first pick. You had dibs on anybody you wanted. Anthony Richardson doing well at the same time as C .J. Stroud. And Matt, that race for Offensive Rookie of the Year, Pukunukuo, Anthony Richardson, C .J. Stroud, it's going to be tough. But if you're the Panther, you're probably asking yourself, what did we do wrong, or is it us? And you see reports about the Panthers going all in, the trade deadline, getting a wide receiver. They get some offensive lineman back. Maybe they're not panicking, but you're probably scratching your head wondering what did we do wrong here? Is it us? Is it the quarterback? Who knows? I mean, yeah, going all in for Carolina at this point is crazy. The only reason you wouldn't do that is because you don't have your first round pick. It belongs to Chicago anyway, so you're not gaining anything by being awful. The Bears are hoping they don't do that. The Bears are hoping they sit tight and have the worst pick in the draft, or the number one pick in the draft. Look, to start off with Stroud, okay, he has been everything Texans fans could have possibly wanted. As you mentioned, no picks. He's got six touchdown passes, which ranks him tied for 10th. He ranks fourth in passing yardage with just over 1 ,200. He's only behind Tua, Stafford, and Cousins. He is averaging eight yards in an attempt, only behind Tua and Brock Purdy. His QBR is 15th, which is okay, that's fine, but he's been fantastic. He's doing this with a bad offensive line that's been shuffling pieces. Tunzil's been in and out of the lineup. This is a team with Nikko Collins and Tank Dell that he's strong to, and Dalton Schultz. With all due respect to those guys, we're all good players. None of them are number one guys, guys who are going to take over a game. And he's doing it with a new coaching staff. D 'Amico Ryan is what I think has done a hell of a job. He's defensive -minded, right? Sloake comes in as the offensive coordinator, and this is his first time in that seat. The coming Texans into this season had won 10 games in three years combined. The last three years, they've won 10 games. I don't know if they're going to get to 10, but I've got to tell you, if you're the Texans, this is by a mile the most fun you've had in a long time, whether or not it was on the field or the off -the -field ugliness with Deshaun Watson. And I've got to tell you, if you look at the Texans' schedule, and part of this, of course, is the division they play in, it's not exactly Murderers Row here. Falcons, Saints, Panthers, Bucks. Next four weeks, you'll get the four NFC South teams. You win any of those games. Then you play at the Bengals, which normally you'd go, that's a brutal game, but who knows right now? The Bengals, what the hell is going on with them, right? Who knows what brothers you can play in that game? Then after that, the Cardinals, the Jags at home, the Broncos at home, the Jets, the Titans, the Browns, the Titans, the Colts. I mean, does any team in the league have a more favorable schedule than that? So I love what I'm seeing. I love what they're doing. They look great. I'm really happy for the fans in Houston. On the flip side, with Young, I think it's fair to say both. You've got to be patient. It's three games into his career because he missed a one. On the other hand, yeah, there's definitely cause for concern here. He is averaging 4 .9 yards in attempt, which ranks 33rd in the NFL. There are 32 teams. He ranks 33rd. And he is almost a full yard behind Gardner Minshew, who ranks 32nd. He is dead last of all quarterbacks who qualify for QBR. 33 qualify, he's dead last to 24 .9. He has two touchdowns and two picks and yardage per game, not just total yardage because that would be unfair to him, obviously. Yardage per game, you'll look at him and he's way at the bottom, man. The only guys he's ahead of right now are Anthony Richardson, Gardner Minshew, of course, both on the Colts, and Dorian Thompson Robinson, who played essentially one game. So you'll look at this and go, okay, we know the line hasn't been good, but Frank Reich should be a good coach for him. He's a former NFL quarterback. He's coached a lot of different quarterbacks in his recent years with the Colts. It has not gone well. The offensive line has not been good. I'm not ready to push the panic button yet on Bryce Young, but I think it's fair to say that this has been ugly to start. And if you're Carolina, you're looking at Richardson, you're really looking at Stroud going, did we screw this up? Because it doesn't look great early. Yeah, man, that's a good point about the coaching side. You thought that Carolina Panthers bringing in so many well -known coaches. Josh McCown, former quarterback. Thomas Brown did good things with the Rams and Sean McVay. And like you mentioned a couple of weeks ago, they keep putting the training wheels on this guy. Let him go out there, let him learn from his mistakes and getting a better flow. And it does suck having the injury. You miss a game. You're trying to come back against Minnesota. Brian Flores doing the safety blitz with Harrison Smith. I'm sure that could fluster you a little bit. But then you mentioned it with Houston. It's kind of the same thing. The surroundings are not ideal for Houston either, and C .G. Stroud is doing well. And the thing I'll end here for the point on the rookie is like, are we seeing C .G. Stroud just being the most prepared quarterback because he's so accurate, a bigger size? You just get the ball to your playmakers and let them do their thing. Or is this like the beginning of Joe Burrow? Is it more like Dak Prescott? And I can't tell with C .G. Stroud because he's so good at the fundamentals and being accurate. With Anthony Richardson, you see a higher ceiling, but he's not quite there as C .G. Stroud. So I just wonder, does the ceiling get higher? Is this Joe Burrow kind of level of accuracy? Yeah, it's going to be very interesting to see it all play out. But Stroud has been absolutely fantastic.
A highlight from Read_769 - Orange is the New Green
"Our existing financial system is a mirage of wealth and liquidity, sustained by an ever -expanding money supply. Bitcoin emerges as the ultimate shield against the inevitable reckoning that will shatter this illusion. The best in Bitcoin made audible. I am Guy Swan, and this is Bitcoin Audible. What is up guys, welcome back to Bitcoin Audible. I am Guy Swan, the guy who has read more about Bitcoin than anybody else you know. I just want to thank, off the top, our amazing sponsors for this show and our supporters. Thank you to the audio -nauts and everybody who donates sats on fountain. I don't get to go over there and check on that stuff a lot, but I just want to say that I do see it. I do read them, and even though I don't mention them on the show because I feel like I'm always just rushing to get to the next thing lately, I do really, really appreciate it, and it is amazing. I can refill my Zap wallet on Nuster, and I can also take some and buy the final sticks of RAM for my AI machine and get that thing finally up and running. It really is amazing to just kind of have that constant support from you guys, and I just want to say thank you because I don't mention it enough. Also, our amazing sponsors who keep the show alive, seriously, and I don't take my sponsors lightly. I use companies that I use. Literally some of my absolute favorite and most used products that let me have a Bitcoin life. They are Fold, the Fold card, the debit card that pays me sats back on everything. I just paid for a big bill and got 87 ,000 sats. I've got 87 ,000 sats. It's my biggest ongoing payment for the business expense. I got 87 ,000 sats. That's crazy. And then the cold card hardware wallet where I keep those sats safe and get to use them with NFC by tapping my phone to the nunchuck wallet because I love it. It's just magical. And then, of course, Nodeless .io, a simple, no obligation, no KYC way to accept Bitcoin directly in your online store, your fundraiser, or your project, or whatever you want to set up. Understand, if you use my link to check these guys out, this actually helps the show because they know that I sent you there. They know that people are hearing about them and checking out their products and services. So if you want to check out any of our sponsors, the links will be in the show notes. Now today's read, I'm a little bit behind on this. I wanted to get this out earlier, but this is another amazing read from Axiom BTC. The previous was their announcement piece, Capital in the 21st Century, and talking about moving to the Bitcoin as the standard, as the unit of account. And I thought it was a really, really great piece, and I loved the framing, and I've been very, very interested to stay up on what these guys are doing. And the last piece was written, I think, exclusively by Alan Farrington. I can't remember. I'll have the link in the show notes where all the details are. And this one is by Théo Mongeau. And this one is about how Bitcoin can completely change the plumbing, the foundation, the base of the global financial structure, and that there is actually a path to Bitcoin, even in its volatility, being the best option for short -term cash holdings. If that sounds crazy to you, you are absolutely going to want to listen to this piece. So with that, let's go ahead and get right into today's article. And, it's titled… Orange is the New Green By Théo Mongeau The Emergence of Bitcoin Money Market Funds Introduction The transformative power of Bitcoin as a savings technology is now widely acknowledged. No other asset class in history has been able to rival its long -term returns, underpinned volatility, and the commitment of its holders to long -term accumulation. During a recent interview, legendary investor Stanley Druckenmiller shared an insight he gained from Paul Tudor Jones II, perfectly illustrating this dynamic. When Bitcoin's price plummeted from $17 ,000 to $3 ,000, an astonishing 86 % of those who acquired it at its peak did not sell. This steadfast HODL mentality is vividly illustrated in the HODLwaves chart, as shown below in Figure 1, a graphical representation of Bitcoin supply categorized by time held. The chart demonstrates the gradual reduction in circulating supply as long -term holders transfer their coins into cold storage. This process explains in part Bitcoin's appreciation, but also its characteristic volatility, as a significant influx of capital into an asset with a fixed supply naturally leads to pronounced price swings. That said, I believe there is a plausible scenario in the medium to long -term in which Bitcoin absorbs short -term cash balances. To be clear, this would be before attaining anything like the status of a global unit of account, and despite its seemingly disqualifying volatility relative to fiat competition. This may seem self -contradictory at first glance, but I believe that by introducing Bitcoin into a flawed incentive structure and teasing out its less -than -obvious properties, a compelling solution emerges, incentivizing holders of cash balances to actively contribute to Bitcoin's adoption. This article delves into this intriguing prospect. It commences by dissecting the challenges faced by holders of cash balances. Subsequently, it explores how Bitcoin can offer a deposit facility superior to existing alternatives. I conclude by examining current prototypes of Bitcoin money market funds and contemplating alternative designs. Unlike quote, basically risk -free crypto yield products, throughout the article I will draw attention to the intricate trade -offs integral to designing the types of product discussed.
A highlight from Cousins/Jets Momentum, Cowboys Fever, a Red Sox Reset, and Million Dollar Picks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench
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Did a rewatchables on Monday night. We did Black Hat. Also was on the Big Picture. We did a big Denzel Washington movie draft. I got way too competitive. And then on Wednesday night, Amanda Dobbins and I on the Prestige TV Podcast, we broke down the first two episodes of season three of The Morning Show. The most ridiculous show on television, not just this year, but every year it's on. It just wins the title automatically. If they had a ridiculous show category at the Emmys, they wouldn't even have any of their nominees. I mean, maybe winning time would get nominated. I don't know. But Morning Show just clears it out. What a batshit, crazy, ridiculous show. Wow. It's really like they created a podcast thing so we could just break down the morning show. That's really, I think, the real reason behind podcasting in general. Coming up on this podcast, Million Dollar Picks and a little Vikes Eagles at the top. And then editor at large at the Ringer, Brian Curtis, who was also a giant Cowboys fan, comes on and talk about the Cowboys. Could this be the year? Keep saying that, but could this be the year? And we talked some NFL stuff. We talked some sports media stuff. We talked about documentaries and just all the stuff that happens when Brian Curtis comes on. Oh, we talked about Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as well, who have hit a really interesting milestone as a combo. So that happened. And then Kevin Hench, my buddy, the Red Sox fired their GM today, and we couldn't resist spending 20 minutes recapping. One of the four -year oddest, strangest four -year runs the Red Sox have ever had. And we're still in the middle of it. And I still don't understand why Mookie Betts isn't on the team but also like, man, since the 2018 World Series, the Red Sox have just been a hot dumpster fire. And I say that knowing that they almost made the World Series two years ago, but when you look at everything that happened, wow. So Hench comes on and talk about that. It is all next. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["Pearl Jam Theme Song"] All right, I'm taping this part of the podcast. It is 11 .31 East Coast time. East Coast Bill is here. East Coast Bill is in Boston. I was visiting my daughter and doing some other stuff. And Thursday Night Football came on and I thought it would be a great idea to do the top segment after Eagles Vikings. East Coast Bill fell asleep at halftime. It was a new record for me. I guess I'm old. I have another birthday coming up this week. This is why I live on the West Coast because I talk about sports for a living. And East Coast Bill gets a little sleepy when the game is kind of boring and plodding along. So East Coast Bill missed some time, had to catch up, had to do a little rewind. Fortunately, there's so many commercials. I was able to still watch anything, but the Eagles beat the Vikings. They're now 2 -0 on the season. And I would say it's an uninspiring 2 -0. They probably shouldn't have covered against the Pats. They could have lost. This game they win, they don't cover. I guess on the good side, the DeAndre Swift, they traded like a 15th round pick in 2038 for them. And this little way they put together their offense where they load up on wide receivers, they hit the jackpot with hurts, and then they just say, you know what we're going to do? Just grab running backs because there's 98 of them every year. We're just going to grab two and pay nothing for them. So offensively, they look great. Defensively, you saw it last week with the Pats. The Pats were able to throw it on them. Mack almost had 300 yards in the last three quarters of that game. This game, Kirk Cousins, over and over again, heroically going for the cover, finally gets it. The Vikings cover, they don't win. Home team's now 5 -12 against the spread this season. Underdogs are 10 -7 against the spread. But for the most part, not allowed to report, the Eagles just state. They messed around in the first quarter and then said, screw it, and ran the ball down Minnesota's throat. I was thinking, Eagles, Cowboys, if you were going to make a combined over or under for wins for them, and I gave you 26, would you go over or under 26 wins combined for the two teams? They're 3 -0 right now. I would probably go over, especially when you look at the NFC and you think Philly, Dallas, San Francisco, lock those three down. I like Green Bay, Detroit, maybe New Orleans, Atlanta, and maybe that's the seven for the playoffs. And then you have Tampa Bay and the Rams. Who knows what was real and what wasn't real. Tampa Bay beat Minnesota by three in week one. We're like, oh, Tampa Bay, that's interesting. But now Minnesota's 0 -2, maybe that doesn't even matter. Rams, who knows? I mean, they just have so few good players that the moment two of them get hurt, it feels like their free fall will happen. So the NFC is already kind of uninteresting, I guess is my bigger point. Unless the Giants can rally, and who knows after the 40 -0 debacle last week, they're playing Arizona this week, so they looked out of that. But for the most part, it seems like three good teams, maybe the Packers, maybe the Lions, maybe the Saints, and then we're going to have a really bad seven seed. So if you're Minnesota, and you're looking at 31 of 270 teams started 0 -2 and made the playoffs since 1990. 31 out of 270. I can't do math, but that's not good. If you're Minnesota, at what point do you consider trading Cousins? Cousins was all over the place on the internet this week as a possible Rogers replacement. He makes 35 million this year, that's it. The Jets, I think, could do some chicanery if they wanted to. They have this thing where the Packers, it's a conditional, I think second, that turns into a first, but the Packers would have to waive the right for the condition. Clearly, Rogers is going to play 70 % of the plays, but still, they'd have to figure out some way. But if you're the Jets, could you somehow trade for Cousins and save your season? We're going to find out a lot about the Jets this week against Dallas. They get annihilated and they're one -on -one for the season, but annihilates Dallas them and they have to look at their offense and go, all right, we have a really good team. What are we going to do? Is it Jacoby Brissett or do we swing big and try to get Cousins for a year? Cousins has over 700 yards and six TDs in the first two weeks. He's been a fantasy god. I don't know how that plays out. I wish it was like basketball where I could just put stuff in the trade machine and see if it's going to work. For some reason, we made football trades more complicated than basically anything on the earth. I have no idea how the Jets would trade for Cousins, how it'd work, what the mechanics of it would be. What's he worth? Is he worth a first rounder for one year? Is he worth a third rounder? You just never know. Again, DeAndre Swift went for a 15th rounder in 2038. Cousins, I have my eye on because if you're Minnesota, you're not good. You were completely lucky last year to go 13 and four, whatever it was. Now that's evened out and maybe you start looking around and going, all right, let's pack in this year. I don't know what would have to happen, what number they would have to get to. Would they have to be one and four, one and five, one and six? But Cousins to the Jets, it's a fun talk radio topic, at least. We're not doing talk radio here. We're doing sleepy sports podcasting, but Cousins to the Jets has always felt right. It's always felt kind of perfect. He always just felt like a Jet waited to happen at some point in his career. The Jets fans listening to this right now are like, how can he keep doing this to us? We just had the Rogers thing. We had Zach Wilson. Now you're gonna throw Cousins at us. But again, Cousins, a little bit of a turnaround. He was in that Netflix show. He's kind of the big winner of quarterbacks with Mariota being the big loser. But I feel like the tide's turning on Cousins. Even Primetime Kirk today, always a disaster, gets the cover. Who knows? Put him in New York. We'll see. Philly's got, they're just basically have to figure out what their team is. They've already had a bunch of injuries and they even had a little AJ Brown, Jalen Hurts. Who knows what happened on the sidelines there, but didn't look awesome. But they have two months here to figure out their team. They're a big stretch. Week nine, Sunday, Dallas, that's home in Philly. Bi -week, week 11 at Kansas City on a Monday night. Week 12, Buffalo home. Week 13, San Francisco home. And week 14 at Dallas. So again, Dallas at KC, Buffalo, San Francisco at Dallas. And that's gonna be the five game stretch that determines are we a one seed? Are we a two seed? What is our season gonna look like? And they just have to get there. They have to stay healthy and they have to get to that point. So not a lot of lessons from Philly, Minnesota. Do I regret staying up? Although I guess I didn't stay up because I got this little nap in at halftime.
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"Welcome to the Ultra Flex Football Podcast where we have fun with our friends while we talk about football and any anything else we wanna talk about. We're here for season two. I don't know if we're officially calling it season two but this is our second season of talking about NFL football. So, we're back. With me as always is Rob Green. What's up? And Ryan Wheeler. Howdy, howdy. Season two episode one is what it's officially gonna be titled and Tony, I told you not to talk so close to the mic, man. You like, blew out my eardrums there at the beginning but I just get excited. I know. You're so excited. You get excited so easily. We were talking about that before we like, actually started recording but anywho, uh so, we do that thing where we have an album and we split up the songs in the album and we try to get the song titles into the show as discreetly as possible. Sometimes not as discreet as we'd like to think we are but we're gonna give you our titles that way you know what to listen for. See how many you can catch. Just a little game within our show. My song titles, the album first of all is called Down to Earth by Jimmy Buffet. Rest in peace, Jimmy Buffet. It's his first album. Down to Earth. The songs that I have to get in are The Christian, LSD, The Missionary, and A Mile High in Denver. Rob, what do you got? Alright, I have the captain and the kid, Captain America, Ain't He a Genius, and Turnabout. Alright, and Sir Anthony. I've got There's Nothing Soft about Hard Times, I Can't Be Your Hero Today, and Truck Stop Salvation. So, we'll see if we can get all of those in. Uh most of the episode today is gonna be football. It's uh we we were doing some things during the off season to help pass time. Uh you know, Ultra Flex After Dark and having some fun with games and things like that but football season is here. Uh we're gonna be doing football talk here in a second where we're gonna pick our division of winners. We're gonna pick our Super Bowl, MVP, and then we're gonna pick week one games and then we'll have one game at the end. So, uh football, football, football. So, let's get it started with football talk. Just that really amps you up, doesn't it? Golly, that was good. It puts me in the football mood. It just, it feels like we're kind of, you know, whimsical, a little bit of uh goofy when we talk. So, I thought that was a good one for football, our football talk. Let's, let's start with, in my opinion, the less competitive conference which would be the NFC. Uh maybe you guys think differently. Um but let's go with NFC West. We'll skim over this if we all agree pretty quickly. Uh I'll go first. This one and then we'll just kinda alternate uh as we jump divisions but uh for me, the NFC West is the 49ers winning this division. Um I think they're the best team in the NFC. Any chance we can like we go NFC West that includes the that way for people that don't necessarily have the NFC West on the top of their head you're just gonna see that includes like the 49ers, Seahawks, Cardinals, uh Rams. Yeah, you just you just did it. Yeah, we can do it. Okay. Nailed it. Yeah. So, 49ers, Seahawks, uh Cardinals, Rams. For me, Cardinals, Rams are both gonna be pretty not so great. Comes out of the Seahawks and 49ers and I just think the 49ers are a better roster. Brian? Oh, it's next. Um I'm gonna go with the 49ers. I just think top to bottom, the roster is the best. Rob? Yeah, I agree but I wanna be different. So, give me the Seahawks. We hated on him last year. We picked him to be like what? One and sixteen I think cuz we thought they were terrible. Gino Smith's gonna continue his uh career turnaround, turn about. I don't know if I can use that here. And uh. And he's gonna lead them to a division title. Alright. They have the offensive weapons to do it though. They definitely have the offensive weapons. Maybe Brock Purdy isn't as good as he looked at the end of last year. We'll see. He doesn't have to be. They have Sam Darnold as the backup. I don't think that's why he doesn't have to be good but anyway. Yeah. I think he has enough weapons and Kyle Shanahan around him that will make him. Exactly it. Make him look good. Uh Ryan, I'll let you go first this time. We're talking about the NFC North. So, we got the Lions, the Packers, the Bears, and the Vikings. Who do you have winning that? The NFC North, I have the Packers taking that division. It kinda just feels like a crapshoot division honestly. I mean, I don't really feel good about my pick. I don't feel about picking any, good about picking any of those teams. So, I just want Jordan Love to be good because he's got an awesome name and quite honestly, that's that's how I came up with my answer. So, I was like, got the guy that has love in his name. I'm pretty sure from looking at this division, the odds are the closest bunch of four out of all the the division. Makes sense. So, it kind of is the most wide open division, I think. Who do you have? Yeah, who do you have picking, Rob? You know, our team last year was the Lions. So, I'm gonna I'm gonna bring that over to this year. Let's go with the Lions too. I don't even know the last time they won the division. Nineties probably. Early 90s, mid 90s. If they did then. I just don't know either. I think we'll find out pretty early AKA we're filming this on a Monday before the season starts. So, we'll find out in 3 days whether or not they'll be a pretty good team again which they have enough talent on the offense to put up points. It'll just. Yeah, what are we thinking like 60 points in that first game here with the Lions and Chiefs? It's gonna be a high score game. Probably, yeah. Yeah, no Chris Jones for the Chiefs and then the Lions don't really have much of anybody on defense. Um that means that yeah, they did what they took that linebacker. I can't think of his name right now. Um. The guy that everybody won the bills. Jack Campbell. Jack Campbell. Yeah. Yeah. Um but I agree. I have power on offense to be the best team in that division but I wouldn't would I be shocked if the Vikings or the Packers or even the Bears for that matter were to win it. Probably not. So, I'll go with the Lions. Uh the NFC East another compelling division. Got three and a half maybe. I don't know about Washington. Good teams. Um which the Cowboys, the Eagles, uh the commanders, and the Giants. Rob, who do you have winning the NFC East? Yeah, I like the Eagles. I think they're the best team in the NFC and I think they showed that last year. I think they'll do that again this year. Jalen Hurts continues his uh breakout. I won't say an MVP season but he could have another MVP caliber season like he did last year. Yeah, mine's gonna be the Eagles as well. I think their roster. While the Cowboys and Giants are gonna probably both win nine, ten games. I think the Eagles are just good enough to win eleven or twelve games and and win that division. So, Ryan, what about you? Yeah, I'm gonna be different and go uh Cowboys um not because I wanna be different but because I actually think the Cowboys are I think they have a better defense and I think their offense maybe not as good but I think they have a good offense and uh quite honestly, both these teams have pretty cake schedules. Um the Rob and I were talking about it earlier. Um sorry, we left you out of this conversation, Tony but the uh the Cowboys or I'm sorry, the the Eagles first was like seven games are the Patriots, Vikings, Buccaneers, Commanders, Rams, Jets, Dolphins, and then commanders again. It's like it's not that difficult. It could be six and one, seven and all. Yeah. And then the Cowboys was very similar. Like last year. So, it kinda feels like whoever wins this division is probably gonna win it with twelve. Twelve wins. Somewhere around there. Eleven, twelve. So, I just, I'm just gonna go Cowboys on that. That's gonna be a lot of my points in the AFC uh which we'll talk about in a second uh which is how hard all of their schedules are but uh last division um the NFC side is the NFC South. Could be the worst division in football. Uh we got the Saints, the Bucks, the Falcons, and the Panthers.
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A highlight from LGM Podcast: Talking Football with Rich Brooks
"The football isn't going to change it because the mighty dollar is doing it all. The greed and, you know, let's face it, players are getting paid, coaches are making exorbitant salaries that make no sense, really, that make no sense. This is the Lawyers, Guns and Money podcast. Hello and welcome to the Lawyers, Guns and Money podcast. My name is Rob Farley. Here with me is my colleague Eric Loomis. Eric and I have the tremendous honor to have as a guest on this Guns and Money podcast, Coach Rich Brooks. His biography is long, but it involves being the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. It involves being the head coach of the St. Louis Rams, and most notably for us, the head coach of our beloved Oregon Ducks. Sir, it is a tremendous honor to have you here with us this afternoon. It's a pleasure to be with you. I wanted to start just by asking, I know that you live back in Oregon, and I hope that your place is safe from the fires. We have had a lot of smoke. I have a son that lives up the McKenzie River about 25 miles, and his house burned down in the fires two years ago, and the fires are close to his house again, but the good news is he can't get to it because everything else is burned around it, but it's been pretty smoky, and the wind has changed, and it should be a good day for Oregon football on Saturday when they open, as long as the wind continues from the north or the west. Well, let's hope so, and you know, part of the reason that we wanted to talk to you is this is such a transformative moment in college football right now. I mean, you of course coached Oregon for 17 years. You also played at Oregon State, and the fate of those two schools in the current conference realignment has differed, and Oregon and Oregon State, after playing against each other for over a century, all of a sudden that may not happen anymore, and I'm wondering from your perspective, what your thoughts are about realignment and the ways in which it's affecting these two schools that mean so much to you? Well, you know, people don't remember, but when I went to play at Oregon State, graduated Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, California in 1959, and played freshman football that year, and then varsity football 60 -61 -62, and had the pleasure of playing on a pretty good team with Terry Baker, who won the first Heisman Trophy west of the Mississippi, but in those days, Oregon State was independent. It was not part of the PAC -8 at that time. The league broke up over money.
"rams" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Hurricane Irene. I was I got kind of bust over to the news side for the newspaper and got dropped off at a Red Cross shelter. And I was like twenty one. So I was like, yeah, let's station me where the eye of the storm is going to touch down. Who's the guy? Who's the weather channel guy that just always gets like blown all over the place? Yeah. I was like, I'm going to Jim Cantore this shit. I'm going to get blown all over the place. And I got to wear a garbage bag and we had a photographer and we were like, the landfall is going to be right here. And then it just turned into like a tropical storm. See, I'm like always the guy that needs to when somebody like this is happening, I'm like the guy who needs to go outside and see it for myself. So like no matter how bad the storm is now, I don't think I would if it was a tornado. But like otherwise, like hurricanes and stuff, I always bad snowstorm. I I'm the guy who even now, like at 43 years old, I have to go outside to kind of feel it for myself. Yeah. Oh, yeah. You got to eat like there's a little Jim Cantore in all of us. You know, that's that's what it is. Anyway, Albert's been all over the country. I've been all over the Northeast, but I'm more curious as to what you found. I want to start you a piece today about the Rams. We both wrote about L.A. this offseason. Tell me a little bit about what you think, because this is one of these teams that is just so heavily on my radar. I think that they're going to be so much better than people are talking about. I have a couple of rebound candidates, but I'm curious what you liked from your from your time there. Well, I think what's so fascinating about the Rams and the way that Sean McPhee's built the staff is how he went outside the family. And, you know, and I'm sure you've heard the same thing, but all the guys who come through that system, what you hear from a lot of them is you almost have to learn it from the grassroots. Right. Like if you really want to run it, if you want to run the Shanahan offense, you have to learn it as like a quality control coach and then move around from position to position and eventually become a coordinator. So you get like the full scope of what it is and understand the details of it, because the key to it is in the details. And I've had those guys tell me, like, oh, yeah, like so-and-so can steal the plays all they want, but unless they know how to teach it, it's it's it's useless. Right. So that's why I thought like what Sean did this offseason was so fascinating was that he went outside the family. He went to Michael Fleur, who's part of the family, but the Kyle Shanahan version of it has veered a little bit from the Sean McPhee version. So he gets a lot of the Kyle Shanahan stuff from Michael Fleur because Mike was with him in in San Francisco for four years. But then he went outside and he plucked a couple of guys from the Patriot tree.
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Roku players are made for one thing, to get you the entertainment you want quick and easy. That means a simple home screen with your favorites front and center, channels like iHeartRadio that launch in a snap, and curated selections of TV for when you only sort of know what to watch. Not to mention all the free TV you can stream, including over 300 free live channels on the Roku channel. Find the perfect Roku player for you today at roku .com. Happy streaming! Welcome to the MMQB podcast. I am Matt Verteram, joined by Gilberto Manzano here. It is Thursday, August 24th, and that means we only have one week of preseason football up. We're all thankful for that. Gil, have you finished up your training camp tour? Are you done now, or you still got a few more you gotta hit? Yeah, no, I'm done, and when you said the date, Matt, I actually forgot what date it is today, so that tells me we're two weeks away from the real football season, so I am done with training camp. I don't know about you, Matt, but after like the fifth or sixth stop, I was over it. I saw enough, you know, kind of somewhat real football. I did check out a couple scrimmages, which felt like a little bit of real football, but before that I was like, I'm over the traveling. Let's just get to the Chiefs and the Lions for that. There's a night opener. Yeah, man, I went to eight camps. I saw nine teams because the Lions and the Giants had joined practice when I was up in Allen Park. The day that I woke up in Kansas City, I actually didn't know what city I was in when I woke up. I had like a two -second, I don't know if panic's the same. So, I'm done. I finished on Tuesday. I went up to Green Bay for the last one, which was kind of more of an add -on at the end. I had gone up there for OTAs to do a feature on Jordan Love, and I wanted to go back up there and visit with Matt Lafleur, and it was worth the six -hour round trip. It was a long, long bit of traveling one day, but we made it happen. How many camps did you get to over the course of the summer? I got to, I want to say eight, and I had like you with the extra one with the Saints. The Saints came to Southern California for joint scrimmage with the Chargers, so technically nine teams, but the way I think I did it was, I think it was five states. I drove to Las Vegas and Arizona, and then I flew to San Jose, Seattle, and Denver, and going from Seattle to Denver, that's the one I felt. But yeah, man, I primarily got the West Coast teams. I got, you know, eight teams. The ones that were easy was the ones in my backyard in LA, the Cowboys, the Chargers, and the Rams, but you know, after the, I got on the plane. You know, at one point I started thinking, I don't know how you did it, Matt, because you were driving everything. Me driving to Las Vegas and Arizona, that was too much. I couldn't do any more car rides after that. Yeah, I didn't fly for any of them. I'm based outside of Chicago. You're based in Los Angeles, so you, your teams are more sprawling for you. I mean, you're not driving to Seattle from LA. For me, the longest drive I had was Kansas City, which was like six and a half hours each way. So I did, I did make that happen. But luckily, like Chicago to Indy's not bad. Indy to Cincinnati's a couple hours. You know, it wasn't, wasn't too bad. Look, we're going to get into Trey Lance. We're going to get into, there was an injury at Broncos camp earlier today before us recording with Jerry Jeudy, with what appears to be a hamstring injury. We'll talk about that a little bit. But I, I want to ask you, so the eight teams you saw, or the eight practices you was the most impressive? And was there a team that stood out to you, either good or bad, that you were kind of surprised by? Yeah, it's a tough question, man, because I was thinking that because I got, I got a good balance of really bad teams from Arizona. I saw our guy, Connor Orr, had him at one and 16 for the, for his win -loss record, a story that came out today. So they, they, they looked like they're going to be really bad. And it was tough for me to figure out who's who on that roster. So I got that. And then I got all the really good teams, like the 49ers, you know, I'm high on the Seahawks, you know, that from our doing our, our midsummer prediction, by the way, that was tough. We had to pick our Super Bowl teams in what, like April or May we're going to do it again. And I'm so happy about that, but the Seahawks look good. I like the Cowboys a lot, but every year it's the same thing. Like they get far and they don't get past the second round. So I can't commit to them. Same thing with the Chargers. They just don't go far. Like they're really hyped to have a lot of good players. So I keep going back to the 49ers because they've shown to me to at least get to the Super Bowl, or at least make it to the NFC title game. And then Brock Purdie being healthy. That to me was all I needed to see to say, you know what? I like the Seahawks, but I'm going to leave that bandwagon and go to the 49ers. Do you believe in Purdie? I mean, look, obviously you believe in him enough that you're, you're, you're high in the Niners, but you know, they'll roll with Purdie, which we knew they would, if he was healthy. Lance is the third string guy. And I know you wrote a piece on trail, Lance, we can get to him in a little bit here. The roster's stacked. I don't think anybody questions that. I mean, they have all pros literally in almost every single meeting room. They, they, they have guys everywhere. They have a very good head coach in Kyle Shanahan, but they've been a team that they haven't found their quarterback or at least they haven't proven to have found their quarterback yet. They went to Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo, of course, now with the Raiders, who you saw as well during your tour.
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"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, I want to give you an update on the Grayscale versus SEC lawsuit. There was supposed to be a decision today, but unfortunately there was no decision. This is according to the Grayscale chief legal officer. Everyone is waiting in anticipation. What is the ruling on this? We're hoping Grayscale mops the floor with Gary Gensler and the SEC and gives the SEC another major loss. We're also hoping that Coinbase, they can get their lawsuit dismissed or at least beat the SEC in court as well. We've seen the court has been the balance of power where the SEC corruption and nonsense and illegal activity or unlawful activity has been getting exposed. Judge Sarah Netburn in the Ripple lawsuit said the SEC lacked faithful allegiance to the law and how many CEOs and folks in the industry have said the SEC is acting shady. They asked you to come in and it seems like they're doing and working with you in good faith, but they're looking to stab you in the back. So I'm hoping Grayscale wins this. I'm not the biggest Grayscale fan, but with regards to this situation, they filed for a Bitcoin spot ETF in addition to about 20 other people. And they've been trying to get an ETF for a very long time, but the SEC has denied these ETFs. And I think that's because they want their wall street buddies like BlackRock, specifically Gary Gensler's buddies like BlackRock and all these folks to come in and take over the market, to have them have the ETFs. How dare these crypto startups try to supplant these tradfi incumbents, right folks? That's the game that's been going on and we need the SEC and Gary Gensler to take more losses. I'm not saying the SEC doesn't have a job to do. Of course they do, but they have fallen far from that core mission to protect investors, to look out for bad actors. Instead, they're going after good actors in a very politically themed move, right? We see Gary Gensler, he has made the SEC very much about politics. We know he's Democrat appointed and it's unbelievable that he's doing that. He's not doing his job and he should be fired and kicked out. So this is why we need Grayscale to get a victory, we need Coinbase to get a victory. And obviously we had a big victory with the Ripple lawsuit where XRP was declared intrinsically not a security and secondary market sales, not securities offerings. That was a huge win, not just for XRP, but for the entire crypto market. So let's see if we hear anything by Friday or next week, but I'm hoping this comes soon folks, because Congress is going to be back in a couple of weeks where they're going to reconvene and try to push them crypto regulation bills through. And if the SEC is taking more losses, they're going to want to take action. So I think you need that catalyst. It seems that's the catalyst, because we started seeing a ramp up in efforts from Congress as soon as Ripple's ruling came through and it was positive for XRP and Ripple. The SEC took a big loss there. Trust me when I tell you, even though it was like a split decision for the most part, Ripple took the biggest share of the pie from a victory standpoint. So let's see what happens folks. Now everyone I think pretty much knows tomorrow is the first Republican presidential debate to feature pro -crypto candidates. You have Florida governor Ron DeSantis and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, who are both pro -crypto. They've specifically Ron DeSantis has talked about CBDCs and the need for regulations. So I'm not here to endorse either of these candidates. I'm just stating the facts. We are entering a new era where crypto adoption is growing and even our political candidates and politicians can't ignore crypto anymore. And on the Democrat side, you have RFK Jr. who's very much into Bitcoin and also it's calling for crypto regulations. So this is very bullish folks. And this is why I'm sharing with you that you are aware that crypto is seeping into the mainstream, into politics, into pop culture, right? It is a growing asset class in technology and folks, this is part of the adoption. People understanding what's happening here, talking about it in different circles and different walks of life. And if you understand adoption of technology and new things, you go back and you look at the internet, this is part of it, right? In order for more people to come in and to adopt the technology, invest in it and do much more, they need to start hearing about it and seeing it, right? There's marketing principles here that many times people need to see things two to three times or hear about it two to three times before they're interested or they make a decision to purchase and so forth. So don't take this news lightly. It is certainly very important. So candidates for the Republican nomination for the 2024 United States presidential election who have publicly expressed their support or disdain for certain crypto related policies will be meeting for a debate for the first time. The August 23rd event will be the first time many of the Republican candidates will be in the same room amid a political campaign that has seen them targeting their rivals, though it's unclear if cryptocurrencies and blockchain will be mentioned at the debate. Some of the candidates have explicitly mentioned plans to include the technology and policies should they win the party nomination on and the presidential election. Florida governor Ron DeSantis is trailing by double digits to Trump, according to several polls will be leading. It will be the leading candidate among the eight contenders in July. The Florida governor promised to ban central bank digital currencies in the US should he be elected president, citing concerns about giving the government authority over consumer payments. He previously signed a bill aimed at largely prohibiting the use of a federally issued digital dollar in Florida. Rama Swamy, who at 38 years old is the youngest candidate in the running, has advocated for the 2024 election to be a referendum on fiat currency. He spoke at the Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami to announce his campaign would be accepting Bitcoin donations later receiving praise from ex CEO Elon Musk as a promising candidate. Now Miami mayor Francis Suarez, and many of you may recall my interview with him back in 2020, who gained popularity in a space for promoting pro -crypto policies in the city entered the presidential race in June. During this time as mayor, he announced he would accept certain paychecks in Bitcoin and was involved in the Miami coin token project for Miami residents. Suarez said in a now deleted post on X, formerly Twitter, on August 18 he had qualified to appear at the Republican debate. However, this claim was contradicted by GOP officials on August 21st following an announcement regarding the debate participation list, which included eight names with Suarez not among them. So Suarez didn't make it. We know he's super pro -crypto. I had interviewed him and they were looking to potentially put Bitcoin on a balance sheet in Miami as well. So folks, once again, this is not to endorse any specific candidate or party, but rather just step back, put aside politics for a second and just look at what's happening in the landscape of adoption of crypto. And part of it, like I said, is the recognition in mainstream and politics and much more. And you know, the folks who are running for president, who are going to take policies or help create policies around crypto and turn it into law. So this is significant. And I'm so bullish when I see things like this. Once again, I got in in 2016 and I couldn't imagine this happening. You have pro -crypto candidates and we'll see if it becomes a topic. It will be very interesting if it comes up, folks, giving crypto prime time coverage in the mainstream media. Now let's move ahead. Really interesting news around Binance US. So Binance US renews banking push with MoonPay deal. Binance US is pushing into fiat support again via a MoonPay partnership. Now, many of you may recall they turned off fiat on and off services with Binance US, you know, getting sued, of course. But it looks like they're like, OK, whatever the dust is settled, we're going to try to get fiat on and off RAMs again. So Binance US has been working on integrating new US dollar on RAM solutions, such as partnering with third party payment provider MoonPay. The company told customers in an email on Monday, which was reviewed by BlockWorks. It wasn't immediately clear what crypto currencies would be supported for buying and selling in dollars via the MoonPay partnership. One indicator pointed to Tether's USDT as being the sole supported asset at launch. Representatives for Binance US and MoonPay did not immediately return a request for comment. MoonPay supports debit and credit cards, as well as ACH transfers. The exchange before the US SEC's lawsuit earlier this year previously supported buying most crypto assets via dollar deposits and in turn selling those currency, crypto currencies in a dollar conversion, which would then be withdrawn by customers of Binance's platform. An update listed for Binance US's app on the App Store or Apple App Store at the end of last week said users could now buy and sell USDT with USD in app via MoonPay. So folks will see, you know, I'm still hesitant here with Binance US, not because I don't trust CZ or whatever, but rather I think Binance is in the targets of a lot of regulators. You know, there is a macro political play here that, you know, Binance is often associated with China as a Chinese company. So from the folks I've been talking about who do a lot of advocacy and lobbying in DC, they said a lot of people don't like Binance. So I wouldn't be surprised if the regulators come down really hard on Binance US. I don't think they can really do anything to hurt Binance .com, but Binance US being a US company, it's an easy target, right? So I would probably avoid Binance US. I was using Binance US before, I'm not using them right now. Once again, it's not because I hate Binance or I have a problem with CZ or something like that, but rather something is cooking up here with the regulators. Now, a great exchange that I do use and I trust and I've been using them since 2018 is Uphold and they're a sponsor of the podcast. And once again, I'm a user of the platform, so I'm not promoting something I don't use. I've been using it for years. That's why I selected them as a sponsor. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. I recently interviewed the CEO of Uphold and they offer precious metals as well and equities so you can trade both. And yeah, if you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. All right, let's move ahead. Chinese government officials sentenced to life in prison for operating Bitcoin mining enterprise. Now, the headline here is a bit misleading because it wasn't just that that he went to jail for, but he was doing a whole bunch of other things. So, you know, it's not just crypto, but just corruption in general. So a court in China has handed a life sentence. Wow. Life sentence to Yi Zhao, a former member of the Chinese Communist Party for corruption charges, including facilitating crypto mining operation. Zhao was vice president of the Xianzi provincial committee of the People's Political Consultive Conference. Wow. Try to say that five times fast. The court also found Zhao guilty of power abuse. He has been convicted of accepting more than 125 million yuan, which is about 17 .1 million dollars in bribes between 2008 and 2021. So this guy had a lot of stuff going on, but he was trying to help. He helped companies that were engaging in crypto mining. And this was during the period where China had banned crypto. We know they unbanned it, of course. So and they're doing obviously China did a 180 on crypto. Hong Kong is all in. China's trying to create a Silicon Valley for crypto. I think in Shanghai, if I'm not mistaken, they had released a, you know, Web3 white paper all about this. But interesting news here. And we got some more news of someone else going to jail. So former OpenSea, which is the NFT marketplace manager, Nate Chastain, has been sentenced to three months in prison and a 50K fine for charges related to NFT insider trading. So it looks like he was doing some some sort of insider trading. But, you know, obviously this is not anything crazy. Three months in prison, a 50K. I think he got off easy there. You know, I don't have all the details into how much money and all that, but just said FYI, he's the former OpenSea manager. Now, we got some interesting news around Stellar Lumens, the Stellar blockchain. And recently I interviewed Tomer Weller, who is a VP of product at Stellar. If you haven't seen that interview, be sure to check it out, folks. It's a good one. And Stellar is looking to launch smart contract technology on a blockchain. So Stellar joins Bytecode Alliance to help develop EVM alternative WASM. Stellar joined the industry group developing WASM, an alternative computation engine for running smart contracts. WASM is a competitor to the Ethereum virtual machine, also known as EVM, used by the Ethereum ecosystem. It is also used in non -blockchain browser -based applications. EVM is a virtual machine or computation engine used to execute smart contracts. It is used by most blockchain networks, including Ethereum, BNB, Smart Chain, Avalanche, and many others. But a few networks use WASM instead, including Polkadot, Multiverse X, formerly Elron, and Internet Computer. Stellar began as a payments network in 2014, but in 2022, it implemented smart contracts to provide more functionality to the network. In April 2022, Stellar developers chose WASM as their computation engine. They argued that despite the popularity of EVM, it's stored and execution models are expensive and challenging to paralyze, which gets in the way of scalability, making transactions more expensive. I love this, folks. I think more competition in the market is healthy, that is beneficial to innovators, builders, investors, and much more. We need a lot of competitors, and we need not just Ethereum having the monopoly on smart contract tech and EVM and so forth. So this is really great. I like that they're doing this. Stellar also argued that WASM was perfect for extremely adversarial environments like as it was originally developed for browser applications. This was another reason the team chose WASM over EVM. So interesting news here from Stellar. I do hold some Stellar Lumens, XLM, in my portfolio. Not a lot, but I do have it in there because we've often seen that XLM moves with XRP when there's price movements. But I'm still on the fence a little bit about XLM. Once again, I have some of my portfolio. I'm diversified, but I'm not actively accumulating it to be fully transparent. Now let's move ahead. Comanu becomes latest crypto firm to gain full license in Dubai. The crypto custodian is set to offer institutional staking and collateral management in the region via its Comanu Connect platform. Smart move on their part. They serve institutional investors, and they're going to an area where there's a lot of institutional investors, a lot of wealth, a lot of sovereign wealth funds. So we are seeing, folks, across the globe, the setting up of the infrastructure, on and off -ramps, custodians, and much more. And a lot of it's catered to not just retail, but just institutional investors, to a lot of family offices, investment firms, hedge funds, and much more. So very, very bullish news. The crypto custodian is among the first to receive a full virtual asset price provider, VASP in short, in a region that various companies in the segment have sought to set up outposts. Crypto firms interest in Dubai accelerated after the Emirates established Vara in March 2022. Vara has created a robust regulatory framework, allowing firms like ourselves to innovate whilst operating safely and exploring the future potential of digital assets, which includes tokenization and DeFi services. Khomeini's strategy lead, Sebastian Wittenman, told Blockworks in an email. Folks, do you see what's happening, right? Building and expansion merges acquisitions. This is what you want to see in this growing asset class, that this is continuing. People are bullish. They're expanding services globally. And this, despite the headwinds we're facing here in the United States with scumbag regulator Gary Gensler, and the lack of crypto regulations, the rest of the world is moving ahead. And when you have a huge market, once again, a lot of wealthy folks, we know Dubai is, I mean, come on, the wealth, the building, the expansion that's been happening there is incredible. There's a lot of capital there. So building this on and off rams for institutional players, that's very bullish for the future adoption of crypto and the prices, of course. Now, finally, I want to give some update around Quorium, which is, of course, a partner of the channel. And here it looks like BitPanda, the crypto exchange is going to be listing Quorium. They said, yes, Quorium, our newest BitPanda spotlight countdown is live. Subscribe to get some free Quorium so you can subscribe and get some free Quorium guys. The listing date will be August 28th. They said here, Quorium is a third generation layer one enterprise blockchain built to serve as the core infrastructure of future blockchain applications made to be an interoperable modular and fast ecosystem that lets businesses of any size launch DeFi applications and protocols in the metaverse gaming and banking remittances area. So they said here, please note that the ticker for Quorium on BitPanda will be Quorium as core corresponds already to core DAO. Are you best VIP already? If you are, you will receive some giveaway tokens. So, folks, go check it out. You can probably get some free tokens there. But, you know, if you want to check out Quorium on your own, you can visit their Twitter profile and also check out their website. But that's the news, folks. Thank you for watching, listening. Appreciate your support. Please hit the thumbs up button. Leave a comment on YouTube. Please hit the five star rating and leave a review on the podcast networks. 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A highlight from Adam Back Predicts $100k Bitcoin by Halving | EP 797
"Welcome to Simply Bitcoin Live! We're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution with code breaking news called Traumatic Warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state and make no mistake, that's exactly what we are living through these days. Anyways, very interesting, over the weekend, Adam Back, who was cited in the original Bitcoin whitepaper, made a bet with our boy, Vkingo, stay solvent everybody if you know you know, and the bet was that Bitcoin, Adam Back bet Vkingo that Bitcoin was going to hit $100 ,000 by March 31st, 2024. But there's a reason that he originally quote tweeted an article and it explained what his reasoning was behind making that bet. So I think that's really interesting. We're going to break all of that down today. Also on the Tetherfront, their lawsuit in New York, the lawsuit originally claimed that Tether was not backed one to one by the dollar and whatnot. That was dismissed. The judge kind of just threw it out. So find that interesting. That Tether FUD was a huge deal. I think it was like 2017, 2018. There was this massive account called Bitfinex. And it's interesting because when all these blow ups started to happen, it was USDC that was affected more than Tether. Right. And USDC was the one that was supposedly regulated because it was by Coinbase. And you know, it was it was supposed to be the safer bet. So it's just funny how that plays out. And then if anyone who's not in the know, Tether plays a massive role in the entire ecosystem. It's used to trade on a lot of these altcoin exchanges overseas. And so Tether plays this like weird type of role in Bitcoin. So it's just interesting how that played out. And of course, obviously, Tether is not a fan of the US government. The US government is not a fan of stablecoins. Obviously, they want to be the stablecoin. That's why they launched, I think lot a of people are going to learn over time that you will only find financial sovereignty in Bitcoin. Anything that is centralized, meaning everything other than Bitcoin, I think will inevitably inevitably be co -opted by government. So I know that's very popular. Stablecoins are very popular overseas in countries that are going through high inflation. But I think it's just a matter of time before they kind of wake up to the reality of Bitcoin and stuff. So anyways, before we start the show, I want to bring up my legendary co -host, always optimistic. Dude, what do you think of the new intro? Shout out to Daf, by the way. I kind of messed it up with leaving the thumbnail up, but tomorrow I'll nail it. But I like it. I like it. You guys requested a change up. So we heard you. Dude, it feels official, Nico. It feels like we are back. We've always been back. But now we're officially back and we're professionals here on the stream. We got an intro, bro. If that didn't get you vibed up, I don't know what did. But man, let's go. It's Monday. We're back for the grind. We're back to give you guys content, keep you guys up to date on the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. I'm hyped, Nico. And I think I only drank two cups of coffee this morning. So maybe it's just yelling in everyone's ears on Twitter Spaces that gets me hyped in the morning. But I'm excited for this one. Anyways, we do have a guest today on our culture. Bring him in, Nico. Or should I? We got Shah from noaa .com talking about Bitcoin, Bitcoin payments, all that good stuff that they're working on. So this is going to be a good episode. How are you doing, Shah? Good. How are you guys? Glad to be on the show. Wonderful, bro. Wonderful. Yeah, man. Super excited to have you on the show. And with Bitcoin payments, I feel like that's not enough of a that's so that's so vague. Yeah, I mean, so we started like noaa around two years ago. We saw that, you know, the there is a need for I mean, of course, there's a lot of Bitcoin wallets out there. But what we are really solving here is the intersection of the on and off ramps. We believe that, yes, it's good to have Bitcoin. But to make Bitcoin really usable, you have to enable users to cash out very quickly. You know, right now, we're live with like, you know, the cards on RAM, so you can globally at very competitive rate buy Bitcoin, Apple Pay, Google Pay, MasterCard, Visa card, but also pay out into your Visa card and MasterCard globally. So let's say, you know, you're about to go on your holidays, of course, you should never sell your Bitcoin. But who knows, like most people are probably living in a Bitcoin first world, where they hold most of their assets in Bitcoin, but it's kind of a friction to kind of cash it out in short term. So within a day, you put it put it on your Visa, MasterCard, and it's popped up, and then you just go out and spend it. So that's right now. Soon, in two or three weeks, we will have global off ramp, USD, GBP, Euro, Nigerian currency, anything you want. So we've been working hard, quite, you know, behind the scenes. But I think by payment, I really mean how on and off ramp so seamless, that it's, you know, almost like no friction. That's really cool. Wait, wait, before we go, though, is Noah a reference to Noah's Ark? Correct. Yeah. So the initial idea was, when you want to build a really big consumer brand, like look at the big companies like Coca Cola, Zara, you know, I don't know, Mango, you know, you have to have a name that is globally recognizable. And I think, you know, we just brainstorming. And normally, when you start a company, you have like five top names. But with this one, it was just like, it has to be Noah, right? Because it is a name that's basically transcends every religion. So in Christianity, in Islam, as well as Judaism, it is the same story. It's the only story that combines them all showing that, you know, these religions are all basically all the same, we're all the same, there's no borders, really, only the borders that we put between us. And, and also, it has to do with helping people. So you know, like the flood is coming, and we're building the Ark to save everyone from the flood. And there's so many other meanings. But most importantly, and I always say, unlike the other Ark, this Ark has space for everyone, not just a pair of animals. So I think there were so many, many aspects that I have to name Noah, you know, there are, we also went to, to get the domains, because I think it's very important to make it very simple. So people understand. Very, very cool, man. Well, that's awesome. And yeah, that domain is huge. Noah .com. I think that's a big statement. But yeah, man, I'm super, super excited. Love having Bitcoin entrepreneurs here, you know, pushing or mass adoption worldwide. But anyways, guys, no more delay. Let's jump straight into into the show today. We got a lot to talk about. We got a lot to cover. Let's check it out.
"rams" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"He doesn't necessarily need it. Right, like when you were on the Broncos in the really lean years, you were getting double teamed and it was terrible. And you're still making it happen sometimes, but now you get to just do the only thing that you're good at. You know? And imagine that. He was, he was doing it in a variety of ways. This was, yeah, this was really impressive. And at some point the bills are going to get TRE davious white back. And they're going to be good. I don't know what else to say about them right now. They are really, really good. And it's dumb. And other people have written this too that basically we're going to chalk this up as a disappointing season. If they don't win the Super Bowl, but there's just a good chance that they just mash a bunch of people and it's going to be awesome to watch and then they're going to play, I don't know. Like the Raiders in the first round game and for some reason, you know, it's raining out and Josh Jacobs carries the makes a 99 yard touchdown on the first play of the game and it just gets weird. You know what I'm talking about? It's just, you know, I don't know. It wouldn't be a disappointing season. Let's make it a point as a collective football watching society to just enjoy this regular season as its own thing and then let's not we'll log into the postseason later on. Yes. Let's enjoy this because it's gonna be awesome. Yes. I think that's a very good lesson. Also a very good anti tanking lesson to keep in mind. Just watch your team win games and be happy about it. Let's get to the ram side of this. We'll start with Matthew Stafford. The question is kind of, was it rust? Was it the elbow? Was it chemistry with the new guys? Because this did to me feel that reminiscent of those the odo Beckham junior early days there out in the when they got beat up in San Francisco and it just wasn't meshing with the new guys and I mean gosh, Allen Robinson. Boy, even not too much of anything. But it was not a good-looking offense tonight for the rams. 46 routes run by Alan Robinson. I think and two targets one in garbage time. And again, that's with a lot of zone looks. I should say, but boy, two outside corners who I don't, I don't know if they're, I mean, that's a number three number four corner for most teams. I think in this could be my, this could just be me overrating it way too much, but I still think that Jordan poyer and Micah Hyde are able to manipulate quarterbacks better than a lot of the a lot of the safeties in the NFL. I just think that that's something that they've kind of dug in on that they have developed a rapport with and they can kind of make they can kind of make what they need to happen happen back there. Yeah. And not that it doesn't matter. Who's playing cornerback? It obviously matters, but it matters so much less with the bills than it does any other team. Calling all podcasters. The 2023 iHeartRadio podcast awards are coming. This is the
"rams" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"rams" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Ever made. Tom Cruise, a gun maverick, Wikipedia 13. All right, before we go, Rohan, you have to take the least popular quiz show in America more than four, but fewer than 6 questions and I think I take the odds this week. And Ron, you're coming on in the right week because Albert breer just set the bar below the bottom of the ocean last week with going one for 5 here. You guys, you guys have booked rear. That's a big get for you guys. Look at you. It is sweet. It took a lot of wrangling. It was, well, no, it's the second most Twitter followers for any guests we've ever had. What Peter? Peter king being the first. There you go. You guys got Peter king on this show too? Look at you guys. And Warren Buffett next week. All right, first question, the category is theater and the arts, which what is happening right now? I have no idea what's happening right now. None. Which the who song is used as the theme song for the David Caruso vehicle, CSI, Miami. Can I answer? Yeah. Won't get fooled again. There you go. Very good. Dude, see you tomorrow, Miami. Come on, that show was a legendary. You didn't think I didn't watch that all the time? We knew you did. The category two marine biology on the classic dolphins logo, what color is the M on the dolphin's helmet? Orange? Yes. Yeah, yeah. Oh man, I'll read you. Yeah, I was gonna say you've already quadrupled Albert's score. I honestly don't know what's happening. It's like I walked into the cash tab. It's like all of a sudden I'm being asked trivia questions. That's the vibe. That's the vibe we've been going for. One time when I was in high school, I was at like a journalism convention in Orlando, and it was like, I was with the student newspaper, but the student CVP were there too. And we did something called cash left, where we just waited in the hotel. Elevator when people walked in, we said they were on a trivia game show. Did anyone play? And then they were almost everyone played almost everyone. And then you were just like, you know what I mean? I had some change in my pockets, like you'd get like a dollar or something. That's really good. Yeah. Question number three, the category is linguistics. As you know, a non count noun is, of course, a noun that exists as a mass or an abstract quantity that can not be counted and therefore does not become plural by simply adding the letter S to it. For instance, the Miami Heat, the Orlando Magic, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz, all NBA teams, of course. True or false, the NFL currently has zero teams with names that are non count nouns. Oh my God, I'm literally running through every division in my head. Wow. I'm gonna go true. They all have, they're all some animal or some dumb thing. Well, I guess Washington's the commander. Yeah, all right, so I'm going true zero zero non count nouns. Very good. Even got the catch, which is the football team were. Yes. A year ago, but are no longer. Very good. Wow. Very good three for three. Fantastic. Category four, Gary. Okay, I get it. It was supposed to be topography, but Gary made it trough photography. And I have a hard time reading so that was a I'm locking myself through it here with baby steps. Rohan, who is the only Heisman Trophy winner to also play in the NBA? Charlie ward. Nick's ledges. Very good. And if NFL teams weren't so racist, he probably wouldn't have been a fantastic quarterback, but man, this is it. You can max out of here that's a question 5 is the Moneyball, so it's worth two. Category is, we'll call this Rohan ology. Roland, you are a Florida native. Now living in California, this is a question about those two states, which of those states teams had more individual victories this past postseason. I should say that the 2022 calendar year posters. So we're talking about NFL NBA and NHL playoffs. And I'm talking about individual victories, not you know, like if you lose a series four to three, you get three for that. But which team, excuse me, which state Florida or California had more individual postseason victories in 2022. So it's NBA NFL and NHL. Yep. All right, well the rams had what three. California did California have any other NFL teams in the playoffs, the forty-niners won a couple games. This is the entire state of California, correct. The entire state, correct, correct. Okay, because the heat had quite a few, they had 11, but I don't think we had and we had very few NHL ones. So that my Florida's top route around 13. Do you have the numbers in front of you? I do, I do. Can you, can you confirm? No, you know, you'd rather not. You'd rather not. No, you're four for four. You're at the Moneyball. Yes. This is big stuff. I'm going, so I'm trying to think of the kings made the playoffs in the west. I think so. I'm going to take a swing here. I don't know it, but I'm going to guess Florida by a hair. Wow. Oh my God, I thought you were going to go California. You got it. There we go. There we go. I will say you were nowhere close on the numbers, but yes, Florida had Florida had 30 California had 25. The lightning, the lightning. I don't acknowledge the lightning because they knocked out my Florida Panthers. There you go. Pantsers had four Buccaneers had won and then California had 25. That's the warriors of 16 rams before LA kings with three in the forty-niners with two, that was really good. There we go. So joining Richard Johnson as the only other perfect game on the show. He's on the leaderboard right now. So I beat brier, who else have I beaten? Jenny Francis? Okay, that's the one I wanted to know. That's the one I wanted to know. Steps. Immediately. Okay, I'm not going to text stuff I've seen way too much respect. Not that I don't have a lot of respect for Jenny. More willing to make fun of her. About it. But that's okay, so okay, so I've eaten some heavy hitters. Peter king. 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"They're going to make them very exciting. Rohan super jacked about a left tackle that has played zero full seasons in the NFL. But no, I am with you. I want to believe I like Mike mcdaniel. I met Mike mcdaniel at the combine and he shook my hand and he said, Conor orr, what is your favorite boat propulsion device? And then because my last name is fantastic. Yeah, I love it. So from that moment, I was like, sold. This guy is very cool. I hope he was by far the number one interaction that I've ever had from meeting a new head coach, which is great. My concern, I think, so I think that Mike mcdaniel was sort of the, what's the completion of the metaphor I'm looking for here? Who is the best kind of pop culture man behind the man? You know, like the guy behind the curtain pulling all this through. Kris Jenner? What's that? Yes. Okay, yes. So he is the Kris Jenner of the Kyle Shanahan offense. I think that he is the mastermind of how all of this fits together. My hope is that he can make that work in Miami long enough to kind of solidify himself there before the outside zone gets stoppable. You know what I'm saying? Does that make sense? Because now 40%, I think, was the estimate I heard the other day of the NFL is running some version of this offense. And I know that's offensive. That would be like the number one psychology professor at Yale and the psychology professor Pomona community college being like, yeah, we both teach psychology. It's like, no, I don't, you know, what Arthur Smith is doing. I mean, Atlanta. I laughed at that joke, but I just like to say I'm not condoning an shout out to Pomona. I'm sure it's a great Pomona is great. I'm not condoning the shade goner has been throwing. Yeah, what's a college I could actually share? Just make fun of northwestern. That's true. Yeah. Yeah, be like northwestern being like, we have a journalism school. Okay guys, yeah. Hilarious. But yeah, that would be like Arthur Smith saying I run outside zone and Mike mcdaniel saying I run outside zone. Two very different things. One guy kind of copied the system and cribbed it. One guy sort of invented the modern version of the system, right? So I have faith, my hope is that it comes to fruition. I think we need more head coaches like Mike mcdaniel, who are personality forward who are not afraid to say things, yes. Yeah. It's all good. Yeah. Yeah. I think it's great. Just the organization needed a vibe shift. And I'm not saying that that's, but again, tua is going to have to prove it this year. Everyone's in agreement on that. They've obviously even stockpiling lots of draft picks. I think frankly, in the event that they need to move on from two, I don't think that's a secret, but the fact that they've given him a coach that actually wants to play him a competent offensive line, competent weapons, those are things that he did not have. 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Top Gun: Maverick is one of the greatest movies ever made, see it on the biggest screen possible. You got yourself a deal. Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick. What's your Russell Wilson take? I think this looks like it's going to be a disaster. It's like wow. It's just like an uncanny valley situation. It doesn't look right when he's in the uniform. Why is he so thick now? Like, when did he get so thick? A little bit on the heavy side. A little bit on the heavy side. I'm getting just veered very weird off putting just feelings coming off from that entire situation. I don't know what he was thinking. I mean, not that Pete Carroll is like Don Shula or something, but I don't know why it didn't work out there and I'm not getting a good feeling about this Bronco situation. Interesting. Wow. What's the conventional do people? I understand that he's I think he's a fantastic quarterback in the level of consistency he's obviously had for a long time is remarkable. At the same time, he has struggled now for stretches of the last couple seasons of the United States at the injuries, but I'm curious what the conventional wisdom is about him these days. I would say, I'm excited the Broncos new head coach Nathaniel Hackett was, I guess I can say Sports Illustrated's number one head coach in candidate last year and we profiled him before the season. I have a lot of that's another one that's curious to me. He was the guy who he was in Jacksonville for a little bit, right? And brought Blake bortles to the brink of a Super Bowl, which is like, did he really do that? I have some doubts about a guy who I don't think that Jaguar's offense was ultimately very good. And now he's like, it's like when the dolphins hired Joe philbin and it's like, let's go get the guy who co chair and Rogers. And then maybe you find out that Aaron Rodgers, maybe you find out that Aaron Rodgers had a little bit more to do with it. I'm not saying that Hackett can't be successful and it helps to have Russell Wilson in place already. I'm just I'm not sold on a guy with his resume. Man, we got the dean of Pomona college put us on a list now Nathaniel Hackett's gonna put us on a list. And this is like those Jaguars, that Jaguar seem ultimately proved to be very bad, like it was clearly a fluke playoff run. So how do we really judge his quote.
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"Hello and welcome to the MMP NFL podcast. I'm Gary gremlin. And I'm Connor orr and Connor, we have a guest coming in in just a bit, but I want to, first of all, just sort of a sure our listeners that this is not going to slowly morph into a hot takey NBA podcast just because this person is here. Though Connor and I do have some pent up NBA takes that we want to get out there. But it is still going to be an NFL podcast. There are some interesting to me. There are some interesting similarities between the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and NFL champion Los Angeles Rams. I think are worth poking and prodding at. And then we have some spaghetti men to discuss. Well, I'll disclaimer the disclaimer by saying speak for yourself. This is, this is my one chance to be highly irrational. I know very little about the NBA, which is about the level that some fans have of the NFL Draft when they get to scream at me on Twitter, so this is my chance to scream at Rohan and basically just get all my NBA takes out into the world and I'm very excited for that. Oh man, this is gonna be an exercise in willpower for most of this show, but right now let's producer Shelby ultimately has the gavel here and will remove most of what I have to say. Wow, I can't believe that was a 6 minute episode of this podcast. With that said, let's bring in our guests Sports Illustrated NBA writer Rohan Ned Carney. Back at the show, Miami, dolphins, I'll call you a super fan. There we go. You goddamn, right? You know? Well, we'll see, we'll see if we can change that by the end of the show, but we have some crossover Y stuff to talk about first. And let's start with that. That sentiment, because we've heard this a little bit about the rams and you just kind of roll your eyes in the NFL because yeah, the salary cap's a lie, but it is a hard salary cap and people were kind of like, well, the rim should spot their championship. It's like, well, that's what you're supposed to do. You're supposed to, you're supposed to get good players, which costs money, and then you're supposed to try and win as many games as possible. And hopefully get a Super Bowl here. But this was much heavier criticism of the Golden State Warriors who, of course, just captured another NBA title here. The number, let me make sure I get this right. 346 million was their payroll when you factor in luxury tax and that is because the NBA has a soft salary cap, but that is obviously much, much higher than most NBA teams, but I don't know. How do you, how do you parse that, Rohan? First of all, just want to say it all seriously. Thrilled to be back on the show. You guys saw my hot takes. I'll get to get my hot dolphins takes off. Just my hot NFL takes in general. I can't wait, you know, I got some Russell Wilson Broncos talk that we need to do. Oh, okay. Yeah, yeah. So I got a lot. I got a lot on the docket here. As far as the warriors go and I'm glad you brought this up, Gary, because it's been out there, the NBA circles too. Just from people who aren't familiar, the NBA has a luxury tax system. So teams that spend above a certain amount every year, they pay into the luxury tax. It's revenue that's then shared with teams that pay below this number and salary. The warriors have a lot of expensive players on their roster, draymond green, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry Andrew Wiggins et cetera, just some of the big names. Frankly, this is how every team on this level needs to operate and it's hilarious to me that anyone, especially in the NFL, which the salary cap can be manipulated in the NFL in terms of bonuses, restructurings, cap hits can be manipulated and this and that, but at the end of the day, in the NFL, particularly the seams aren't a pretty level playing field. Every franchise value is incredibly high, higher than the NBA. There's a reason you don't see a lot of turnover in the NFL. I mean, they're sitting on gold mines. They don't want to sell these teams. It seems like whenever you need a stadium belt, you're able to get it done publicly. And as you mentioned, there is a hard cap while teams are skilled at manipulating it. The Dallas Cowboys, which they tried to do that one year the league was uncapped and they got penalized for it. Jerry Jones can not spend more money on his team than the Green Bay Packers. And so the idea that the rams are getting any criticism, this is what every team in the NFL should be doing. There's no excuse for any of these owners to not be spending the amount of money it takes to not be eating the cap hits and the dead money, et cetera because you're making so much money. If you're the rams and you have this opportunity, you're maybe able to make it work under the salary cap, it would be crazy not to do it. I wonder, what is the impetus like, are there different so we know different NFL markets as, okay, this owner is just a guy who's just gonna sit on his backside and he wants to cash the checks and go 8 and 8 or whatever it is 8 and 9 now can't go anymore. Unless you Jeff Fisher, you will find a way. But yeah. 8 8 and one, yeah. But are there those owners in MBA circles too, where it's like, okay, like what? All right, this is gonna show my lack of general knowledge of the NBA, but I'm trying to pull like a random franchise. No, listen, you don't even need to. There are several teams in the NBA known frankly for ducking the luxury tax and what the warriors are doing is putting overdue pressure on some of these other owners. I mean, the Houston Rockets famously, they thought Chris Paul was on the worst contract in the NBA, their owner didn't want to pay him that much money, traded him to the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Suns have turned into a title contender, but now the Phoenix Suns who were finished number one in the regular season last year by a mile, they make break up their team to an extent because they don't want to pay into the luxury tax. The Miami Heat, the last year they had LeBron James released Mike Miller and what was a salary cap move and allegedly that angered LeBron James. There are a lot of owners of even good teams go to organizations in the NBA. There are constantly trying to duck luxury tax payments. There's something called, we don't have to get into the minutia of the NBA CVA, but there's something called the repeater tax. So the warriors, for example, pay even more luxury tax because of how many years in a row they've been paying it. There's a lot of owners, I would say the majority of owners in the league try to avoid paying, frankly. And it's terrible. It's.
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"You know, but there are guys, it's like, oh, like, didn't Robert Kraft give a bunch of ridiculous people Super Bowl rings. He's just like, oh, here's Elon Musk, here's a Super Bowl ring, you know? Yeah. He gave it to Vladimir Putin or he gave his ring to Vladimir Putin. I guess it's the story. But I would probably just out of fear I would probably just give him one every year anyway. Just to make sure we're okay. Just to make sure that the Ukraine isn't intubated. Now we're at current events podcast. I will say though, Andy, if you're listening to the show and Conor and I are getting rings, I don't know. My, I know my ring side. I'm like, I'll show it here for the YouTube crowd. I'm like a lady's medium type of finger here. In like two super bowls ago I was at my peak weight and I was just like I can't I have to wear rubber rings anymore. I was like, I just, you know, it was just I was like, my body was just growing around it to the point where I was just going to lose it at some point. And I wasn't going to be able to see it anymore. So I don't know what my size is anymore. I'm just elastic. That's what these are. You buy them for a dollar on Amazon. We'll settle for just t-shirts. Yeah. All right, three non Super Bowl stories to get to. And we're gonna have a whole off season of not Super Bowl stories quite frankly. Starting this upcoming week, but let's touch on these storylines real quick. Carson went a big, by the way, big weekend for Chris mortenson, mort report all over the place here. Carson Wentz reportedly the culture out on him. They will trade or release him before March is the report. I have a difficult time believing that, unless the colts know they're getting Russell Wilson or something like that. Yeah, this is a weird one. And you know, I guess if you're Chris Ballard, you know you have the runway and so you don't want to get into the sunken cost fallacy. You saw something there that was irredeemable. And so you're going to be like, yep, sorry..
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"Was boy. I mean, we'll get to the other side of the ball here and I guess that's what the rams defense to the Bengals offense here. And we saw one sustained drive for the Bengals. We also saw two big plays. There was the long one to Jamar chase. That was just a gorgeous throw and catch downfield one handed catch, and we saw the big tee Higgins play obviously to open the second half. Other than that, there was the one drive, and there was nothing else. And by, let's say, conservatively, late in the second quarter, Raheem Morris had a beat on what they were doing to Aaron Donald. He was going to take advantage of that. He was going to basically he started using Donald basically slanting away from the right side of the offensive line and then looping von Miller back in. And it was just sort of too easy for the rams pass rush at that point. Yeah, I mean, what the Bengals did in the draft ended up being the right thing, right? Even though they did. And they were right about what they did. They were right about Jamar chase. I think we were not wrong about penne sewell. It's just you made a better call, I think. And you made it better value judgment than I think we all thought you did. That said, this was still not enough to be done on the offensive line. You know, and I think that there was a little bit of revisionist history painted with the Bengals throughout the week where it's like, you know, small town team built the right way. And I agreed with that to some degree. But we're seriously ignoring how much punishment Joe burrow took over the course of this season, coming off an ACL, and then no quarterback and NFL history has been sacked more times in the NFL postseason than Joe burrow. And it was just nuts. I think what it broke the NFL record and the Titans for a playoff game. And then tied the Super Bowl record. With 7 against the ramps. You can't operate like that. And there's just two such glaring holes on that offensive line that teams are just going to attack and attack and attack until you fix it. And there's no way to solve that problem. They tried to solve it. This past off season. The one thing I'll say in the Bengals defense. I agree with you in a 100% that there is a bit of well, when you go to the Super Bowl, people look for nice things to say about your roster building. They spent a top 50 pick on Jackson Carmen and they signed Riley and look, that doesn't mean, okay. I'll do the see how the sound comes out, do the wipe your hands, type of thing like we're all set, top 50 pick, one year deal for a 33 year old journeyman and we're all set, but they did try to address it. In some way, just it wasn't enough, and now they'll go back and they'll try to address it again..
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"For that when you play in Chicago, maybe you don't go out there and plan on winning a lot of 35 to 30 type of games. Yeah, I mean, I don't know. I understand the offensive coordinator argument, but like, look at the Titans, for example. Like if you have something that you believe in and you have a system and you're a good head coach that's gonna be like, hey, everyone needs to be in this meeting and understand how this stuff works. I don't see why you have to worry about it. If you have a system that's gonna work for Justin Fields. And that offensive coordinator moves on. If you're a good head coach, and people like you, the quarterbacks coach is gonna stay, and he's gonna run the offense exactly the way that the offensive coordinator ran it and so on and so on. And so I just think, you know, for me, that seems like kind of a classic argument that you might drum up if you were the agent of an offense of coordinator or quarterbacks coach. But I thought it was a great hire. I think Matt iber flew was, again, colleague, Andy Benoit now, possibly a member of the Super Bowl champion rams, wrote a lot about Matt ebert flews back in the day, just how brilliant he was as a schematic mind and how smart of a coach he was, and, you know, I think other teams are kind of finally catching on to that. I think he's going to be able to do more with less. And like the bills, I think the colts are another organization that even if they maybe necessarily haven't had that Super Bowl success, I think they're set up really well. I like what they're doing there. And so I don't know. I think it's all good. I think it was a great hire. Nathaniel Hackett to the Broncos that's the last one we'll get to on this show because that's the last hire we've seen as we tape this show. We are big Nathaniel Hackett fans. He is the he's the most misunderstood offensive assistant in the league coming up to this week because the Jaguars Jaguar turned good. Oh, yeah, Blake bortles with the Jaguars. And he had Eugene manual with the bills. And by the way, he figured out a way to put up almost 50 points in Pittsburgh with Blake bortles in a playoff game. He finds solutions. He has worked in a variety of offenses. I think you'd feel quite good if you're a Broncos fan, whether you're getting you feeling better if Aaron Rodgers is coming, but even if Aaron Rodgers is not coming, you probably feel really good that this guy is the best chance to get really good quarterback play out of whoever your quarterback is, then you've had it there in a really long time. Yeah. I mean, everywhere he's gone, he's made it work. We overlap together at my Alma mater at Syracuse and he produced the schools first drafted quarterback since Donovan McNabb..
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"That's an interesting call, you know? Yeah, I mean, I think you can take some solace in the fact that as a retread, he's a guy who's seen the other side of it. He knows what's definitively not going to work. He's not going to make the same mistakes that he made the first time around. And I don't know, just look, when you step back, it's like, okay, well, who do you want running your offense? Greg Olson, or Josh McDaniels, no offense to Gary Olson, but you probably want Josh McDaniels at that point. Even if he did, he wanted to hire Matt eber flu did hire Matt ebert flus in the Annapolis. He did also want to bring Jackie should be with him. So you can take that for what it's worth. At that point. But it just seems like a guy who has he figured out how he screwed it up the first time. And it's just unlikely it's going to screw up in that same way again. And it probably is a rager seen that. Look, they're not going to they're not going to be better than the chiefs, but can they hang around? Can they win ten 11 games every year? And be in the postseason and try and go on a Bengals like run? Sure. Yeah, why not? I think so. I mean, it's set up nice, you know, Derek Carr makes nothing. Yeah. You know, comparatively. And until you have to pay him serious quarterback money, he's the best bargain in football. I would argue in terms of that. I mean, outside of guys that are on their rookie contract and stuff like that. But so I mean, it's set up nice. And Nevada is a nice place to live. I've heard really nice things about Henderson. You know the suburb? Yeah. I had a former colleague there who said I look, I look to my left in my pool and I see mountains and in my right and I see the Vegas strip. And so every night is just a good night. Nice. Yeah. So that's a nice little tourism. Yeah. Yeah. Brian Gable to the Giants. And we like Ryan Abel here. We are Brian David fans based on his overwhelming success in Buffalo, but I was most excited by reports that Brian David is a big Daniel Jones fan, because he gets it. He understands. He understands the quarterback is there. It is time for the coaches to carry their load as far as this team goes. It'll be interesting to see how he fills out the staff. And I think that he's a super engaging guy. I think he'll be able to command a room, no doubt. But he is so devastating in the booth as a play caller, like a matchup recognition play caller. And that's always the one thing that I always wonder because he is so good at noticing those little things, so I put this guy here in this guy there and then this is how this is going to this is how this play is going to work..
"rams" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"So in an homage to our former colleague Andy Benoit, who works for the rams now and is a couple 60 minutes away from his Super Bowl ring, which is pretty cool to say. Congratulations, Andy. First of all, I remember sitting next to Andy at the rams patriots Super Bowl and I had NFL game pass at the European version of NFL game pass. And so Andy was sitting next to me and he was blown away that I could watch the game in real time, pause it and then put the plays in slow motion. And so it was awesome because Andy knows a lot about football, obviously. And he would walk me through everything, but he needed to see it for himself, too. He needed to see the slo-mo. And so, and he was like, this is the greatest thing. This is the greatest thing ever. I don't know why I remember that, but that was a fun that was a fun memory. From that night now he's going to win a Super Bowl. But Andy and I used to argue a lot. I don't actually believe this, but I used to just tell him that football was rigged. And the commissioner was just creating everything like World Wrestling Federation. And he got really angry at me all the time for saying that. So in an homage to Andy, here's the conspiracy theory stuff, right? The Bengals winning the Super Bowl are going to the Super Bowl is obviously highlighting the NFL's connection to their sports books and their gambling because what they want is they want more of us to believe that this can happen to increase the amount of bets that long shots will get at the beginning of the season. So Bengals will win the Super Bowl. They're going to win it. 20 6 field goal. 26, 24. That's that's sort of going to be. 26, 24. Two miss pizz..
"rams" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"It was just and you know, it almost had a feel of like what was going on with the chiefs midseason during their slump where, okay, the offensive line isn't quite the biggest issue. They just seem uncomfortable what they're doing out there as far as mahomes and his receivers go and that I don't know. That is kind of just how it played out. And Luna Romeo had one unfortunate call and a third and one from midfield where Kelsey reminiscent of last week just sort of got loose up the seam there and they gave a big commercial there that put the chiefs in scoring range. But that was like it, and it was kind of like they moved inside the ten and it was kind of like, all right, well this is gonna be a touchdown and but no, and it really wasn't close to being in touch at any point. Yeah. It's interesting. You wonder Patrick Mahomes put the game on his shoulders after, and he said, you know, you can't be up that much and lose, and that's on me. And again, I mean, I hate to, you know, I ate like half a tub of hummus during this game. So it's like Patrick Mahomes that are leading different lives. You know, I'm not, I'm not in the pocket there and being able to make these decisions. But the whole game he just looked a little off, you know? Even in the good moments, like the me call Hardman touchdown, that's a throw that needs to be on the other side of him. You don't want that to be out in front of him because somebody could jump that and pick that off and the Tyree kill play that we were just talking about if you just, if you turn around and you run the other way like everybody is flooding with that play, there is nobody on the backside of that. And you could have just run it in for a touchdown. Again, it's really easy for me to say that, you know. So I don't know what's going on in his world. Obviously, I would have ran it. And I would have, you know, I would have the chiefs in the Super Bowl right now. But that's the difference between Patrick Mahomes and I I'm a 5 on 5 basketball participants. So obviously I have the athletic shops to get that done. But I can't believe how I slighted you so badly and I'm like unintentionally, but I can feel I can feel the anger on this and I feel so, so bad about it, right? It's gonna be a shouting match immediately after the show. Just a dressing down. How dare you call me a three on three player? We're gonna break up like sting in the police..
"rams" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"The game plan a lot, but especially a guy who could do zone read consistently, but also like throw the ball and be active in the pocket too. I think once Lance is caught up the forty-niners are going to really start torching people. But I think we saw that. Like, you know, this is still a good team. It's a really well coach team. You know, I think they were taken to their limits this year, like the forty-niners overachiever, I think, in a lot of in a lot of respects. And so I don't know what you really get upset about. I mean, are you really going to be all frustrated about a jacuzzi tart dropped interception? You know, I mean, that's kind of a break of the game, you know? The one Shanahan decision that is coming under some level of criticism, I guess, was the punt on fourth and two in the fourth quarter, that sort of preceded the tart dropped interception. And I think this does come back to Jimmy Garoppolo. And when I say this, if you isolate the clip, it sounds like criticism of Jimmy Garoppolo, it's not Jimmy Garoppolo is not a quarterback who you can trust in the same way that Brandon staley would trust and Herbert or Zack Taylor would trust a Joe burrow or Andy Reid would trust a patrio Holmes et cetera, et cetera, that is your quarterback. It's a highly schemed offense. The way you are going to convert that first down is by some sort of schematic advantage. And I thought Shanahan threw his best punch on third down. They ran that tendency breaker that Trent Williams motion to the right side of the formation where he just basically destroys the entire right side of the world. And you run him behind it and you get 8 yards or whatever. And they knew everyone knew about that. They figured the rams would overreact to the Williams motion. They didn't. They stayed home. They made the play. And we kind of lose track when we sort of say, okay, well, what is the numbers say? What are the analytics say in this situation? If you don't have the play and you don't have the quarterback who you can just sort of say, okay, well, I'll put the ball in his hands and he'll do it. He'll make the play. You really, it's maybe not a great chance to go for it at that point. I didn't mind the punt at all. No, I didn't either. And you know what I love, though. Trent Williams, if you watch that play in slow motion. So it's not just, it's not just a typical like motion or like jet motion, right? If you watch all the if you watch all the forty-niners players, all their tight ends, especially when it's a running play like that, they arc their motion in order to get a little extra velocity going at the line of scrimmage and it's so cool. They just kill people with that. It's super awesome. And I just love it. And I think that'll be like watch next year every single team in the NFL is going to be teaching that this off season. They're all going to run that. That's sort of arced motion to get them more leveraged at the line of scrim. But yeah, and not that I saw this, but I can anticipate the complaint that why wouldn't you have just stuck Trey Lance out there and run zone read because you could have picked up the first down..
"rams" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"That in his community donations and that dude gives a lot of money to people and really he uses his money to help other people. And I think that's something it's totally lost when we talk about Jared Goff. And it's one thing that really deserves some about him is that he doesn't need to give away money. He doesn't need to give people food. He doesn't need to do all that. A lot of people don't. Most people that have as much money as Jared Goff have never do anything philanthropic. And Jared Goff does a very, very good job, helping other humans. And that, to me, really deserves recognition. It's one of the most positive. Again, say whatever you want about Jared Goff on the field off the field, the dude's outstanding. And I really, I find that inspiring. I would love to have an impact and help people that way financially. I'm still taking care of myself, but I someday if I get there, I would love to do something like Jared Goff desk because Jared Goff does such a good job. Helping other people. And that to me deserves praise and recognition. And he's getting it. He got the NFLPA community MVP, but I almost didn't talk about it on the show. I'm like, you know what? I should mention that because that's really, really cool with Jared Goff is doing over there in Detroit. Now from one from the lion's quarterback Jared Goff to the former Lions quarterback, Matthew Stafford, let's talk about that. On Thursday Night Football, the LA rams beat the Seattle Seahawks 26 to 17, it was not a great game. I do have a bunch of notes, though, note number one is this. Is Matthew Stafford hurt worse than we're being told or we're being led to believe? It's no secret Matthew Stafford, the rams quarterback heard his hand in August. He got a minor surgery to fix that problem. He actually hit his he hit his finger on a helmet, throwing the football, and it kind of I think it was a moment where head coach for the rams Sean mcvay went, oh no, that's such a weird thing to have happened that could totally derail our season. And I think actually, someone could fact check me on this. It's very, I don't know if this is what happened. I'll tell you what I would have done if I were to go to Sean mcvay. I would say everybody on the defensive line and offensive line, you got to wear those like padded things on top of your helmet because I would hate to have my season entirely ruined because my quarterback hit his head on a helmet or a hand on a helmet throwing the football. I think the rams might have even done that. Looking back, if my memory serves correct, Sean mcvay said, oh, that's a problem. We should make sure that can never happen again. Now, against Seattle on Thursday night, Matthew Stafford had to wear a wrap on his index finger. And I look, I've seen Matthew Stafford miss a bunch of throws throughout this year. Where he's been straight up inaccurate. You're like, he had to throw it on the goal line, was it, I think it was two weeks ago. I can't remember which rams. I've watched every rams game this year..
"rams" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Football
"One has six catches on eight point three targets per game. Sixty eight point nine yards per game and point four touchdown catches per game. Might receive for two has four point four catches per game seven point two targets per game. Sixty eight point. Eight yards per game and point five touchdown catches per game. The third wide receivers robert woods who has five point eight catches on eight point six targets and sixty six point. Eight yards point three touchdown catches per game. The point being he compares favorably in terms of yards and catches. I suppose those those tight ends as well to the to wide receivers. We do not know so if we can potentially throw the blind resume graph up in just a minute. we're going to get. we are getting. Their math is gonna be. Yep he's downloading wiretap right now so i can book beyond his wildest matthew berry right matthew berry. You're downloading the hawaii up. Are you booking your while. this means. Wait dreams no wait. Means you've got a lotta means your. Ym's i am. I'm trying to book a flight to the land of tall people with that. Like it looks. Like i i cannot wait. I wish i cannot tell you what. I'm what i just got a text from. Somebody and i cannot wait to tell you guys as soon as we get off the Because if i on the air it's going to get sure got me in trouble. We are getting there real quick though with the blind wrestling. You take a look at this. And i gave you some other numbers that are similar to this. How about this robert woods. Target share is way up compared to wide receiver one and wide receiver to who are both dallas cowboys wide receivers. We will reveal them. I'm going to go with a marker and mike cd lamb and okay never mind. They're not cowboys wide receivers. I don't know they are so. I have no idea those people are i'm gonna guess rhonda more i'm he didn't play in the nfl. Last i think one of them one of them has to be marvin jones. I think they're i think if i was thinking the other way the kyle puts these together i think he would compare a new matthew stafford wide receiver to an old matthew stafford wide receiver. So obviously you have to start getting into the mind of and that's jones is one of them as the other one. Now you're thinking about like cheese and bowling and let's throw it up golladay. i'm going to guess what. Oh wow okay metcalf nice job. That's that's right since two thousand nineteen of course when decay entered the league all right so it leads right into the rams and we'll actually start. I skipped over matthew stafford before the blind resume. My bad on that. Let's go back to matthew stafford and we'll talk about the new. Rams quarterback who last year was quarterback twenty one in a points per game basis. He finished with over four thousand passing yards. He also got hurt last year. But it's no concern going into this season quarterback twelve on your board and my board quarterback thirteen on daniels board matthew. The question with matthew stafford is that as we talk more. And more about the impact of rushing quarterbacks and fantasy. This is not a bad athlete by any stretch. He's also not. An elite runner should be target for people as a starter. Coming out of their drafts. No i look. I think there is if you wind up in a draft twelve team deeper and matthew. Savage is starting quarterback. I think you're gonna be fine. I think he has a. I think he has a very good fantasy here. I think the problem is. Is that having a good quarterback. This is the new mediocre because like again. He doesn't give you anything with your legs. It's the same issue. We talked about with james. Winston at the top of the show like in stafford is a much better situation than winston. He's not going to have you know he's he's not gonna split time with a taste hill. I think it's it's got better weapons around him. He's got a great offense of mine. In sean. Mcvay with no disrespect sean. Payton also a great coach but so stafford stafford to somebody who i think has a very nice fantasy of the problem is he just doesn't give you anything with his legs but look when he throws he's productive right since the start of twenty nineteen he is ninth top ten. Nfl he has nine and fantasy points per pass attempt. He is eleventh and touchdown rate when he throws he is productive. And i think that this is as good this is. This is the best situation he's ever been there been times when he's had as much talent as he is. He's gonna have in la. I don't know that he's ever had as much talent. And the offensive scheme that he's gonna have in. Sean mcvay jared goff definitely times where jared goff was fantasy viable. That's jared goff with all due respect to him hints. Matthew stafford not at this point in their careers. So look i've matthew stafford's qb Twelve that's his. adp qb twelve. So he's like a borderline. Qb one in a twelve team deeper league. I loved sorry field. You really quickly. I love this last death. That's on the field. Red zone drives per game in two thousand nine hundred and twenty twenty. You look at what the rams did they were fifth. Right in the the lions were twenty six. matthew stafford simply didn't have the ability to be able to get down there with that lions team last year. I think that's going to change a lot so like you're saying i'm with you guys. I just think it's really interesting when you look at how he's just going to have more options and better chances to score more.
"rams" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The Rams have a disappointing day today, Lindsay, but the organization in the fan base today consider this season a success or not. You know, it's really hard to tell Aaron. I think that Rams fans have now kind of come to you expect for show McVeigh after the symptoms of the Super Bowl, and you're two to return to the Super Bowl year in and year out. I would say. Firstly, just with this Ramstein having a first year Devens of coordinator moving on from Todd Girl in the off season, there were a lot of questions how they would respond, but It seems like maybe in the fish third place in the division and said they finishing second. They get a playoff win. So I think by many measures this would be considered a successful season for the Rams. So I think that the way they lost it. Everybody. Hey, Lindsay. I know that Jared Goff made the kind of morbid remark earlier this week about the pins in his hands going to be there until he's 6 ft. Under which that kind of made me sad when he said that, But he wasn't bad. Today. He was 21 2 27 174 yards passing in a touchdown, but When you look big picture at the thumb injury and everything they've had to endure since the end of December. How much of the quarterback situation heard this Rams team as they made their way to the postseason? Yeah, the quarterback situation really since the rim lost to the Miami Dolphins, the middle of the year has been one That's been up and down And I don't want to say a distraction isn't quite right that level, but it certainly didn't Help the team, especially the office is concerned. Jared had a very inconsistency. Then you turn the ball over a lot. All that a little bit hidden recently by the factory obviously underwent some surgery on December 28th and Without question. Jared Goff is a very, very tough quarterback. But there does seem to be at least some level of doubt whether or not he's really the quarterback that Chamakh they kind of want to ride with throughout the remainder of his contract. You know Jared Jared played well today. Um, but When the door opened for John Wolfe for two Come in Chamakh. They certainly good and welcome John Woolford and left the door open as long as he could. Until John Wilford was ruled out of tonight's game or today's game. I should say so there there is, um, some questions there. Over what What's going on Jared Goff and some eggs A and exactly Where those two stand going forward. Well, Lindsey, I mean, it's a huge cap it right. I mean, we're talking $34 million or something if they were to move on from Jerry Cough. So what would the Rams options a quarterback B. Yeah, it would be a huge capital. The interesting part of that is the Rams have proven that they're willing to take on really what wood found to be enormous capital. Previously trading Brandon cooks over the offseason cutting Todd Gurley they took on a substantial hit their so their options with Jared. Doctors next season are very, very limited unless they again one absorb an enormous Dead money hit, I think probably if you're the Rams, the most reasonable, logical thing to do would be go and use one of your big round picks was once again the rooms don't have a first round draft pick. But maybe go and find a mid round quarterback. Shall McVeigh was originally hired out here because of his ability to develop quarterbacks so they could go find a guy one of the mid round to come in, developed and and really pushed your God because I will say the last couple of weeks. Jared Goff has had a fire under him that we haven't seen in the last couple of seasons. And I think really, what that comes down to its competition. His job wasn't state. John Wolf fur was threatening it and some to some degree And Jared came out improved and he played well with a broken thumb considering last week, and he played well today, and so, competition brings out the best of everybody. I think the rooms of B Probably smart to go out and bring in some real competition behind yours. Lindsay. The Rams got a considerable amount of contributions from a rookie class. That, as we know, didn't have the off season was thrown into the mix. But then you have guys like Cam makers Van Jefferson, Tara Lewis in Jordan Fuller this year just to name a couple that really stood up in filled into important roles that they needed and I saw a quote from Veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth after the game, saying quote I believe can maker is going to become a leader of this football team and quickly How important is he to what the Rams want to do offensively moving beyond the 2020 season. Yeah, He's huge, and it was interesting. We watched them again. Tonight. They read the wildcat several times and several time it was a failed attempt and then finally can makers in the Wildcat punched it for seven yards out. I asked some exactly And why do you keep with that? On and he said, We want the ball on Kim maker's hand as much as possible. On one hand, you could look that little bit of an indictment from Jared Cop. On the other hand, you could look at it exactly what this is Cam Acres and Courtney Like you mentioned over the last several weeks of the season can makers came on very, very strong. And it was. It was really hard for the Rams Move on from Todd Gurley and everything he did. I think that can makers They really think they have found and I think they have found a back do not only his cable running between the tackles became grounds outside. He's also really dynamic catching passes out of the backfield. I'm so I think they really found that all purpose back and can makers prove he's very, very tough to get a high ankle sprain week. 15 came back only two weeks later. So there's a lot of promise for that rookie going forward. Does he appreciate the time? Thank you. Thanks so much. That's Lindsay Theory our ESPN NFL Nation Rams reporter as they go down to the Packers today, and Courtney Wow. I mean, if they were to bring in competition for Jared Goff, there are a lot of interesting, oddly unsettled quarterback situations. As you look across the NFL landscape in there is going to be a lot more quarterback musical chairs that is played as we move forward coming up. Next. We continue to break down the bills. Big win over the Ravens. They advanced to the A F. C championship game. You're listening to Game night. I'm Aaron Goldhammer with Courtney Crown on ESPN radio, ESPN app. Hey, it's.