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Episode 100: Episode 100 With Shoutouts From Twitter Followers And Submitted Questions! Trevor Or Tua? Dak Or Stafford? Top Moments From The Show And More!
"Welcome into the one hundred episode of one then radio. Thanks for tuning into the show. How every listening wherever you're listening. However this is all becoming possible in your life for episode one hundred as always. Thanks for making wanted done radio part of your day. This episode is dedicated to fans and followers of this show have followers give suggestions for the show so i always had some given my responsibilities to questions topics including the second best quarterback in the nfl insider in florida. Excuse me dak versus. Stafford top moments in this show. Where does damian lillard land. Can the bucks go undefeated There's so many topics and want thank everyone who gave their shot. Who gave their questions. Xiao's to everybody sports blitz with one with robin chris. Nicky nick nine three eight four a okay. Worldwide sports headline a ruth. the truth. you guys are great. Everyone else listens to show as always. Thanks me one done radio again. Five your day so all of that on the show. Let's go so with episode one hundred. I wanted to take this episode to thank the followers. Thank the people that listen to the show. Thank everybody that comments into this show gives feedback everything episode one hundred. It's just it's nice to see one. I made this far. Thank all anyone that sponsored the show again anyone and listen to this show feedback anything on this show. It's always appreciate. And i just don't want to think i don't want i can't think enough people. There's just so many people so one thing everybody so thank you anyways on this episode. I wanted to have people have like actually follow the show on twitter. Give questions i can answer it on the show and you know. Give the shoutouts to those. Because it doesn't like. I can't do what i do. Enjoy what i do without you. Seeing interaction from fans like i actually like offenses people have follow show. Whatever they actually i enjoy doing. It's fun and it's always been a blast. And i really enjoy that i can do this and have people also do and see the success role having while growing i just. It's awesome to do so anyways some of the questions. I want to go through some of the questions that was given by followers. It was first. Question was from sports bliss with one so sports bliss with rob and chris. Their question was you can debate. Who will be the second best core back in florida trevor lawrence or to a taegu. Vilo i don't even think i said that right. I don't even care so the second because obviously we know tom brady. Grace of all time placed tampa so we are debating number two. is it tua. is it trevor lawrence. It's funny in college head to head. Trevor lawrence beat to head to head. It's college whatever clemson that year which is off the charts. All that stuff we get that. Now who's going to be the best in florida second-best. Excuse me i personally think. I had to start looking at the teams. I had to look at how each how it can go. I think jaguars right now. Or don't have the best team and i'm looking at devon's is having better overall team tash. Do i think they made like screen to the playoffs. This year. jacksonville. They're not gonna do anything really but this coming season the second best back. I think it's probably going to at least beat to a as a should be to a and here's why now as far as like down the road it's harder it's remains to be seen because i don't think tom bracing for that much longer. Maybe a couple more years so he will probably be done some point. We'll have to and trevor and whoever takes over in tampa. I look at two and i don't think he's a bus just yet. I don't think he's even close to it. I think he just needs a full off season as a starting quarterback. He's got weapons he's got. He's got plenty of weapons now so if you're the dolphins you can't if he struggled this year you can't do anything to say. Well we need. He needs know this. This dude set up. He's guy offensive line in place now the best but they're up there. They're better than average. He's got that he's got great weapons around him as solid defense. This dolphins team can be very good coach. Bryan flora's is doing a great job with what he has. They have great pieces and he's doing a great job with them. So i'm picking who should have the better season this coming season. It should be to. And honestly i remember when two was coming out of college like can we of college and i wasn't even that high on tour. I use it as people. I've talked to i. There's something about to that. I don't know what it is that makes me feel like he's there's something there that i just don't see where i don't think he's gonna have the full success. I couldn't put my finger on it. I'm hoping right now. i'm wrong. I don't want to be right about anyone's failure in their. Nfl career sports. Whatever but trevor lawrence. I think will struggle his first year. I think he will. I personally don't think he's going to come in light it up because the argument growing pains you are. You do have a rookie head coach. In urban meyer. Who i don't know what he's doing. No one knows what he's doing there in jacksonville. Hopefully i you know what's so funny. Big news in jacksonville should really be trevor lawrence. How's he gonna look weak. One but alive is turns attempt. Tibo playing tight end. I don't care about trevor lawrence. A quarterback do people like not. Forget that this guy's the franchise quarterback at this point where he's drafted to be the franchise quarterback people forget that they shouldn't trevor lawrence. He's gonna he's supposed to be the next prospect the next top prospects since andrew luck and colts fans we all remember andrew. Luck anyways sir. Sad moment but yeah so sports bliss would one. I personally believe it's going to be to this coming season. That will have the better season now. As far as longevity jetty that remains to be seen by to us should have the better season when you are having a full off seasons. Starting quarterback i know trevor does too but to has some game experience as well so we i hope to has a great successful season. And i hope trevor lawrence does too not too successful because he is in my division with the colts. So i really hope he doesn't do that good but but i'm my opinion at the end of the day. I'm i'm taking tour only based on what he has around him compared to trevor lawrence in jacksonville. Another question From ruth the truth with three inches of the end says congratula milestone friend. Hugh of the great work we enjoy. The content is an undefeated season unrealistic for the bucks or chiefs. Will dan quinn. Be the difference for dallas d if you talk. Nba dame's possible landing spot. I'm go through all three of those topics. Thank you ruth the truth. Let's start off with the bucks. Is it unrealistic for the bucks or chiefs. My thing is this. And i was actually talking to somebody personal about this is i think personally between these two teams. I the tampa. Bay buccaneers have the best chance to go undefeated. I've said before by will continue. Say this what happens when it comes to a team to like a super bowl champ. While they have super bowl hangovers. the hangovers exists. Because not everybody comes back. You lose pieces. Used key pieces. Guys go to different teams. They went a civil. They want more money. Tampa bay has brought everybody back. That's unheard of. And why big reason. Tom brady takes less money to make sure everybody comes back on like unbelievable now between these two teams. Which team has the most chance to go undefeated. I'm i'm saying tampa bay. I hope they don't because the team is too good to be. Had the pressure of being undefeated at. Tom brady threw a once. It's the final game. The super bowl loses david. Tyree eli manning you all know the drill long as you alive or something by then which you should be. Let's talk about though the chiefs. I don't think the chiefs chiefs i take a step back this year. Now step back. My opinion is probably still get a first round bye probably home field advantage. I get that. But if i'm and afc team. I'm not that afraid or concerned about playing the chiefs now team saw whatever i get it. Tampa bay faced an offensive line. That was not all there. We all get that. But i think we saw that. There's a blueprint to beat patching mahomes and they can say chiefs offense. We saw that throughout the year. Right have long drives if you are basically keith. Abolishment patrick mahomes right. How do you do that long. Drives the end in touchdowns not field goals. And then if i'm and i've says before if i am a defensive coordinator playing against kansas city i'm doing two things main focus my defense. I'm keeping patrick. Mahomes in the pocket. I'm going to contain my deeds alignment they can pass rush but i will keep them contained in the pocket and i will make sure my safeties do not licked tyreek hill. Go over the top. So i will make sure they play deep and trust me and i get it. People will say well in travis kelsey opened under underneath and entire hill. We'll find out yes cool. I'd rather the kansas city chiefs. Go fifteen plays and try and get a touchdown then gill get in touch down in four rather them take forever to go score because mistakes can happen right. Penalties can happen fumble intercepts. Whatever stuff can happen when you have more place to actually face or give offense to face. So i think kansas city my opinion. I think you some more of a blueprint to actually beat them. Tampa bay i think. They have the highest chance on any team to go undefeated. I don't want them to. Because i want them to have the less pressure but i think they have the highest chance next will dink quin be the difference for dallas d. It's interesting because douse the worst demons of like of all time last the worst i- garbage and will they do just like focused on defense in this draft. I the only jets to offense at players. I think they guard and somebody else. I don't know but they only a draft. I main people for for office just. They've solely focused on deepens. Which is good dan. Quinn now comes over. The my thing is defense sucked atlanta. They were a total garbo. Ever bad horrible. And you thought man. Dan quinn the guy who has basically helped fuel the legion of boom in seattle and did nothing over lanta besides linda's simple twenty-three we all remember that game too. I don't know if i'm dan quinn. I don't know dan quinn gonna turns around. I think he'll make them better but dan quinn. I was top tiered defenses in seattle. He had top tier. I top five. Probably top three defenses. When he was their only thing. Dan quinn now. Though is that you had to look back who. He had the legion of boom kam. Chancellor earl thomas. Richard sherman even byron. Maxwell was good because why because three guys him were great and brandon browner to remember him. They they had some great by defensive. Help in seattle. Now dan. quinn is again. I don't think he's gonna turn the whole defense around. I think he's going to make them better than what they were. They better be because again. They drafted defense a state. Focus on defense. Offense is great like. Don't touch the offense advocate lying series running back and cornerback. Everything's going on. The offense defense needed help now. Let's see if we can do it. Maybe you know. Here's the thing dan. Quinn was a good head coach for a couple of seasons in atlanta added twenty as twenty two three that was my downfall like horrible in atlanta terrible. Could not team is garbage. This past season they were really garbage. So if i'm fine. Dan quinn maybe as good like sometimes people are not meant to be head coaches. They're meant to be coordinators. I mean to be solely focused on one side of the football like one or one position. You always says some guys are not meant to be head coach like that guy your company. He's just not meant to be the manager. He sucks his job but he's meant sometimes to be an assistant and be better at. That happens so yeah i do think dan. Quinn can make a difference as far as turn them whole. I all the way around. Nobody do think ruth the truth. He will make a difference. The last question damian lillard landing spot. I'm hoping to troy as been honest with you. It's not going to happen. I mean i'm just telling right now if i was you know. If i'm damian lillard you gotta go somewhere where you can win. My thing is and that this is how the nba is turning into former. Super team is no longer like a couple. Maybe two guys on a team and a lot of great role players in case it's just we former super team and we'll see what happens but yours and the bucks proved it doesn't have to be all about trying to build a super team right jaanus to him again in the milwaukee bucks for winning the nba title. So we comes damian lillard. I don't know. I don't know where i could see him. I mean he gets traded. He's obviously if he does get tracing say where he gets traded. I think if. I'm if i'm washington i'm looking into it. I'm looking to give up russell. Westbrook and putting him damian with bradley beal and i get westbrook and the washington wizards. They made the playoffs. The whole plan thing all that junk whatever. Yeah fine they did that. I don't think westbrook in bradley. Beal are good duo and it has nothing against a westbrook ends. Nothing against bill. Because i like both players sometimes. They just sometimes just doesn't mesh. Sometimes you mix pena burn jelly. That's a great combination that but then you make peanut butter and like bananas and sometimes you just like you know. I don't even let that flavor that doesn't taste that good. I remember one time. I was a kid. I did not like peanut bananas as a kid. Now i do. But i remember i saw it on tv. Sorry off tabby on tv. Like like nickelodeon like nick junior and this. I remember the by the way if they will have watched nick junior as a kid. And you remember that. Like that face on your tv screen for like nick junior. Nick kids whatever. It was just like a drawing smiley face things that they would talk to you that he ate a peanut butter and banana sandwich. They did anyone watch that an just nuts. Because i'm telling you i saw. He looked change colors. It was just a screen. I dunno whatever anyways. I had a peanut butter but wasn't good not taste good. Didn't work out today. Obviously but back then as a kid. No that's kind of the same thing with russ and bradley beal. I don't think they mesh well. I'm not taking anything away from either player. i think washington should look into him to get damian. Lillard giving a russ and somebody else put russ in portland. Hey carmelo reunion possibly with russ and maybe not in. I look at it also. Maybe a team. And i hate to say this. I hate to say this. The la lakers putting daimler with lebron. Anthony davis. Now that'll go. Every that would go against everything. Damian lillard has been saying he doesn't want to try and play on super teams. He doesn't want to do that he just he's called them out. You say it's pretty much like. I don't know like giving yourself up. I don't know what it is like. What he was saying but he basically call him out. Saying is what is i. Don't think damian lillard would want to go to a super team. I think deep down. He really wants to win. But i think he knows he needs more help. A he wants to win something for portland but he knows he's just doing it all by himself. Yes yes. cj mccollum. Who's a great robinson dame batman like that's clearly batman and robin bands dame robina cj. I just can't see. I think people are also saying. Maybe the clippers could be a good fit. They make a trade somehow. They could be good. Maybe milwaukee they make a trae they wanna get better at point guard mean you can upgrade from jay route to to go and get dame maybe i've seen some stuff i personally think. At the end of the day i think he stays. I wanted to stay. I like watching day and play for poland. And i really appreciate the dangers. Alana's go in go to a super team but they ruth the truth again for the questions and you know the nice comment of milestone in the great work and all that stuff. I appreciate it you know again. It's always. it's always great to hear from people via twitter so continuing on with some of the shoutouts and some of the twitter twitter and questions and suggestions for episode. One hundred. I want to. I got a couple more that Some followers of the show that always reach out to the show and get feedback. Whatever might be so ao k. Worldwide podcasts okay. Worldwide says maybe go back to your first episode seawall. Your takes were and see how they may have changed due to learning new information through the years. I've done this podcast for a long time. And i've been on and off with it but still fine when you look on like spotify. My first episode on spotify shows as mahomes gets a mega extension. David price ops out of the season and fc dallas football team as a football as far as soccer. Fc dallas is out of mls is back when mos was trying to come back and that was last year. Two thousand twenty we cove. It doesn't the co. I those topics. Mahomes patrick mahomes gain. His mega contract extension. Ten years was five hundred million dollars. Four hundred fifty million dollars something crazy like that and look back and say. Look back on that topic compared to now. Is he worth it yes. He's your quarterback you lock them up for the rest space the rest of his career. You keep him there. He's going to be your future guy. I don't remember tape. I don't ever change my take on that. He's definitely the starting corner for the kansas city chiefs for the rest of his career to kansas city. You don't let him go period so they made sure of that and looking back on the take. If i remember correctly i thought it was a great move because not only that like having locked in the salary cap usually goes up in the nfl so at first thing it holy crap so much money but the salary cap it will continue to rise in the nfl so now it's actually give me he's gonna be locked into a deal. Guys around lee will continue to get make more than him. He'll be locked in. he can't do anything. So it's actually a win for the chiefs when you look at it. That he's the clear cut white. Probably the best core back in the game right now. Like he's probably the guy that you take to build a franchise around for long term correct david price opting out of the season. That was the first of many players in baseball football sports to opt out of season because of kobe season. Right we were all. We didn't know how to handle this kind of season so this baseball had a short season. Football has season where games are moved around because of covert and players had opted out before season had even started so now with where we are. Today it's interesting because you are probably get you may see some more opt-outs with a whole cove. It vaccine thing that came from the nfl. And you're saying. I should be allowed to choose. You are allowed to choose. They are just telling you what could happen if you don't get the vaccine and you test positive so stop saying you don't have a choice. You clearly do coaches. Don't coaches you get the vaccine or you don't and then you no longer on the team. That's where this that's really what it comes down to. So i appreciate that from a okay for like worldwide looking back on my first episode on spotify looking back on that today and then another one i want to talk about was from nicky nick. Nine three eight four. And i love this. And this is like one hundred episodes congrats. My friend thoughts on deck is better than stafford. Debate will love to hear that we drove. We dove into it on third and three. If you guys haven't heard third and three podcasts gray podcasts look it up three of them on there are they. Have great topics becomes to the nfl. So dr stafford. This is interesting because these two quarterbacks are a little bit different at different stafford older. Not as mobile as dak is. Who's younger as more mobile. If i'm comparing these two quarterbacks. I'm gonna go based on armed talent now. If you're asking who i wanna take for the future i'm gonna take dat because doc has more years left compared to stafford. Technically he should have more years left compared to stafford. So my thing is this. I think staffer has the better arm. I've seen stafford makes some incredible. Throws nina fell and people can go back. And try and say calvin johnson mega truck. He had like the top receiver and the game. And you're right he did but let's not forget. The fact that deck is going to go into a season. Now he before he's had amari cooper now. Marty cooper is no scrub. He's one of the top receivers in the game win healthy. He is great runner. Great speed amari. Cooper is a great receiver. Once you saw amari. Cooper hit the cowboys. The passing game took a whole 'nother level right and it was just phenomenal. See this team like the throwing went. I i'm just losing my words around because it's true like the passing game took like a whole next level when mark cooper but. I'm personally if i'm taking a game to win right now with arm talent. I'm going with stafford. Just because i've seen him make some great throws from weird angles like people want to talk about mahomes and his off-balance throws and everything. But you have to give stafford the credit he deserves. I just have to say that. I think stafford is again a top tier quarterback not. They're both top ten. Not top five for sure but i take stafford pure arm town wise over deck nothing against iraq. I know he's an accurate corvette. But i know staffer has the better arm. In my opinion last. Close it up. And i think this is great as from sports headline eight and they said you should do a top ten moments from your show if you can. I'm not going to top ten because that's a lot. I don't know if i have top moments. I have ten minutes. Where like wow. It was great. I think what i'm going to do. I think what i want so number. Five and i'm going to go from you know five to number one and a lot of pretty much. They're all going to involve my my guess because the guests. I have my sports writers when i had them calling into the show. It's been. They're unbelievable the fact that they even take the time out of their day to talk to me and i'm not even alive. I mean i've had some like crazy times where they are able to call and i sit down. But what's awesome is that. They do and i appreciate every one of them. So it's kind of like this top five. I'm naming rank them. You know i'm not going to do that because i feel. It's offensive to any of the writers. I've had contest show. But i wanted to let me just say top five moments in my show and let's start off with jim yellow. And i i just wanna give thanks to jim because jim has been my colts guy had him call and talk colts. Football a bunch of times. He's very knowledgeable if you. He's a very great writer. Very great report if you have not even if you don't follow him on twitter please follow him at jim i yellow. He's a great follow. he's always date. colts fans. Even fans are not colts fans. If you always curious for the latest colts updates file. Jim a yellow. he's great. Let's start a again rick stroud. Tendency buccaneers is money. Because i talked to him going into the season for tampa bay and i asked him. What's his team. I can't says different. Because of their quarterback they what did we see. We saw him saw. Tom brady change. Everything for tampa bay is had different leadership. And you know. Rick has great stories from from tampa training camp when he's covered news for a long time so that was again very fun very awesome. Have him on bar. Ryan had him on multiple times. Bob ages oozes sports and i and baba's from history from legacy. Bob ryan's probably the top gassed i've had and again. That's not a tack or anything on any of the guest but bob an author. He's written a book. He's he's been on shows written for boston globe. Espn tv list. Goes on. I just be here all day and i just every time i talked about. Brian was always been a pleasure. And an honor really to talk with him on one and done radio Then another one again. So when was kinda cool was talking with ryan abor Talking some big twelve football with him especially oklahoma. Because he's an oklahoma sooners reporter. And i thought it was really cool with talking with him was that he was kind of giving me the story of the red river. Red river rivalry try saying that five times fast and the history and what. It's like to be a part of it. And i think that was kinda cool just seeing all that. That's one of the moments. I always look back on. Just like is one and we know it's so funny. I talked with some coworkers in my we talked about. How many neutral college football games during the regular season happen. There's only really a few as far as d. One right red river rivalry oklahoma texas florida. Georgia i i'm trying to think of like is there more than i'm missing because i don't really i can't think of any more So he was so again he was fun to talk to. And then you know. Let's just go right into you know another guess. Probably last guests. I'll talk about is John mattis who's you know he. He was talk hockey. I i guess. I had since fully integrating the show into spotify to. He's a. I guess. I had on the show and then came alive and getting know having a guest. I was very nervous but it went really well. So talk in hockey with him. And again i want at the end i wanted to say. Thank you to everyone that follows a show that listens to this show. That promotes this show. That does anything for this show. It's always appreciated. I think every single one of you that listen you guys have all been fantastic. Feedback has always been great. I always loved the positive reviews. I always love the people that don't give me the positive reviews. You guys are great. I enjoyed talking to you sometimes but not really But it's been it's been awesome know again. 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LWW 115: Is Self-Publishing Second Best?
"Welcome see lesbians. He right we plan. Liden and tb markesan conversations about writing and lesbian fiction. Join us as we drove back the curtain on the writer's life hello and welcome to episode one hundred and fifteen of lesbians you write. This week's topic is is self publishing second-best joining me claire liden is my co host. The always first choice. Tb morganson hello tb. How you today eighty eight always second best. Wow give be some love of doing all right. The i'm still plugging away on getting the last two episodes of girl of happens ready for the editor of i have when this episode goes out. I will have exactly one week so In the crunch time. And i know i don't have a lot to write like this extremely busy so i'm probably gonna go right up to. The deadline is probably going to be a long week. Not looking forward to it With as his life during these strange times nothing settling down really nine nine seven dan qualifications need the writing fuel all deadline to work yourself into that deadline frenzy. I fear of the deadlight. I need the fear but definitely need to fear to get something to the finish line but other than that. I have been still kind of a tinkering with lizzie. And actually just take rates in other words. It's me going pretty well. When i was trying to force paging i was getting a hundred words a day and they were like painful painful words. Now and i'm singing. Do lizzy because i juggle a few projects at a time of adding easily. Seven hundred a day. So obviously. I'm not having a lot of resistance to lizzie. Jj is to slake trying to walk through brick wall and it's just not happening. I should mention for jj fans. It's still on schedule for this year. It's not like i've just been completely is still on schedule. But i am. I need to figure out what's going wrong with it so Lizzie fans are going to be happy in. Jj fans are going to be You're gonna have to be patient. Misses the writing process. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but soon i'll be starting my next code right with random cloud this has been on the schedule for a long time. And when you have a co right you have to set the schedule ahead of time. And i think it might actually be the best time for it because we'll do our co-writes with off each day with escape coal in as we've mentioned many times on this podcast debt writing lonely business and i think maybe i just need to know him not alone on a project. Maybe maybe that's part of the whole resistance. I need a buddy anita writing buddy. Dumping give pass whatever's going on in my head all being that will help so it'll be interesting. Yeah i think that's Probably yes say is a shift a gear isn't it and also if you were with somebody else. You've got deadlines every day whereas if you're rowing with your just with yourself you can kind of just play those headlines often game. Well you know. i'm not. I'm not coming today but know if you will run someone else. You've got chapters. You need to right. And there's a momentum right as well there's a little momentum there's more structure like you said in It lessens the fear for me. Because you're not alone in the project you have. If something isn't working you bounce it off with you. Guys can work together to puzzle. Vowed is not like all on your shoulder. So i think i think that's what i need right now because this year a lot has been on my shoulders and i think i need to kind of be counter to myself so that that is happening at the right time and then i have a extra piece of news which i didn't know i had until about fifteen minutes before we hopped on the call while working on getting the third a box set of the lizzy series of published in e book in paperback. It been kind of a struggle. I mentioned a few weeks ago that i tried to get the cover for in my cover. Artists was busy one on learning with the whole of the cova. Times is to get a simple project over. taxation isn't so simple anymore because as you're coordinating with other people in they might be dealing with kids staying hall or illnesses and stuff. so i'm finding anything that takes coordination. These days is becoming a secure business. Insults a bit frustrating. But it's also something we have to deal with because you can't everyone's life is really upside down these days so since one of those things we have to deal with as a raiders. So hopefully hopefully. The third box will be available soon. We'll see so. That's that's why week h. lizzy in a box it. How about you own a kobe coming on which hopefully will help me get some more words. Come on rent. I hope she's not broken cat. Nonni miranda kinda right. I am managing to squeeze out some writing of now down the the outline for this book. And i'm still in the i just over the first ten thousand atta is good that i actually have an outline kalinina me the first ten thousand right and then i do the outline and then i have to mess around and noise the vocab may say i did an outline. I up but i'm still not quite sure if this allen is gonna work because there's always a stage in every book where you have to sit down and then redo the outline It just happens. It's just part of the writing process. So we'll see but at the moment. it's tinkering long tinkering. I'm still not fully into my stride but it's it's Dan little quickstep but not running. Have you given any indication of what the story is like. Is it a london is it. what have you. I can't remember who dropped any hints about the story. None or you go into nine nine. One hundred percent sure is one owner right next. Say i'm i'm i don't want to say too much about it And also gonna talk for it. And i'm really trying to come up with a title for x. Booked my cover design a for july and an each with the title So that she can put up some words on a page. Idols are key when you go to cover design Yeah party and also what. The book is about is quite key as well all right. So you put added pressure yourself by booking your cupboard. I put my cover designer. 'cause she's his email like in february march march because it was when i was going back to deal with my family emergency and i was on the platform and i got an email like a round robin to my designers and said if anybody was coming for this year. My slots are already booked to july. So if you need one you need again touch the ban is like oh fuck so i so i miss her from the train and said i'll have the july's law and now july's creeping up isn't it. Yeah yes it kind of goes back to my point. Where like every every was word. Their busier in. You have to coordinate more than it's been enlightening. Yes yes my cup of tea designers that this is the one of them. she's also become an an author. He's written a children's book. Say she's she's a busy on many different fronts because she's a cover designer full-time anon has bedtime and northern has better plans on the one. I was waiting for the on cover for the lizzy series. She also has gone into narration so yes. She's juggling thanking on end. She injuries lee had a child. So yeah there's a lot on replay. So i don't know why we're we're behind twenty twenty one. Tv anyway yes. The other thing. This weekend i went out and bought a new would prove jacket for oscar strip searched very exciting like because i didn't really have a super woke Lifetime guarantee me. So i am going to be basically dry. Well my body is going to be dry to money's the problem is that China woking beats. And i just i'm not unknown unloved. Walking beats him comfortable. just i'm not lover of them. Say but we're going to have to try by smoking because we all to be doing walking in scotland. Apparently that's monty of the confused. Because you live you live in london. Rate is rare In london so what. If you been wearing it lived in all of these years to protect yourself from the rain. Just newman cates and women's scotland. I'm going to be woking sunday. Yes i'm booking holiday so i've got to be prepared that if it starts to rain on ought to be able to go home. That's what i do. If i was in london or go to a pub. That doesn't happen in scotland as much. I'm really going to recommend that you do get over. You're not liking walking boots in getting a decent pair that i wanted because i have been stuck on a mountain in pairs have not been and it is a not fun or pretty. Get really torn up quickly. Yes i know. I've got game by some and bright them. In whether london bernie yes that is key key you off the drink scotland with my peace. They gonna fuck my feet. So yes so. We've been at an outdoor shops this weekend. Trying china by walking bates but neither of dead but we do have to do it in other news you know. I got any posted for my office. I i'm not even put it on the wall seem so you can see it behind me. I waited like about two three weeks this one to be delivered and they delivered another one three days later. So you want one. Did you order it twice. Nine any pay once or once paid once we know you love this would still much. That's that's nice We all we all recording this head of time when this gays out on the monday the twenty fourth of may the twenty second of may is the eurovision song contest. Tv there is i love. I love love love. If you know it's when all the countries of your come together and perform a song and then they compete to see who's got the best song and it say ridiculous but it's fantastic it's camps tits anyway So that is going on the weekend. The nasi kansas disguise out and we will. We would have been over to see t best friends and meet their new dog. Reggie and watch the show. So i'm looking forward to it in the future and when this comes out all of enjoyed in the past. I'm sure that that was coming up in. This is like your highlight of the year. Pretty much when it comes to the while it's a musical highlight every single year. Yes life tweeted. And i but i did have a d- have a friend. He does live twitter and she is now working for the eurovision dot com says she lives tweets it fully official eurovision. Blog says. She has reached heights. I can only dream of the i. Can't i do. I've been to ask you dinner and everything. so yeah. that's what's been going on. I've got one more thing to tell you. I've been voice until he this. Even though i might know it and i should have just said it but Anyway you ready service now you know what we think about wards. I haven't won any would have been have been nominated for an award and and to be nominated for an award. You have to enter the award. Say i did enter and the dc ellis amp now. We both half views on this and my views haven't changed but i go emails from three different readers asking me to enter before he's id for disease. And i though. I haven't rented in ages so i'm going to enter because people want to enter so i will but i do have. It's not just easy less. it's just. I'd i'm uneasy entering awards and i felt uneasy and change this booed and except it's not just easily as it just awards in general. I find them strange. Anyway i entered. I didn't think anything of it. And then i've been shortlisted so so i am short-listed for a dc less so i'd let you know come clean all right. We'll the a big day july. I think the no meal. I think it is july is it. I think it's remote again this year. If i remember correctly someone someone. So i should be. I should be brought in. I just have an uneasy relationship with awards. But i'm going to try of decided against trion embrace it and broncos de because every a so everybody else shouting about their shortlisted. Nominations and i was just like y. Just i didn't know what it is. I just feel don't but you know. I'm sure it'd be happy. Should win. But if i win if if they win at equally it great joy. Enjoy the thanks. Thanks for before he signed. And then this week i also got an education for my publisher. German publisher ilva that before before decide visited the german translation has been nominated for a romance award in germany. That's nice weight. Which would what is that again before. Do sacked before. Say do the german. Yes so so. You're here for someone who recorded an episode with me. I like others. I didn't even know isn't always answered. That one obviously because my publisher and to be for bum unite. Nice i mean. I guess that that one i d think they is. We would translations and will bring up translations again another time but translations weird one because you kinda feel slightly divorce from the book you've written because it is translated book so you didn't actually vita even the you wrote it. It's the translators skill right in doing. So well done to the translator. I think more not one. Yes imagine like figure out. I learned english. Words put on the page. I think he's conveyed the right meter sentiment in a diff- eyelid. It'll be a bird online. I think he like he can't even prove it yourself. Like i'm sure you've gotta copy a really. I've goes about ten copies of before sack eked view. I gave four way. Because it's lovely. It's lovely but i can't read it so you know it's kind of a strange thing when you get your book in a different language because it is your book but then again. It's not your book comments pencil on the translator skill of how it comes out. Yes so kudos translators all right for comments we have comments about our Haters gonna hate episode. So i if we had a comment from Debbie who explain how w deals with haters. Anger takes fifteen minutes off your life. Nobody is worth that. Which i thought was an excellent Way to deal with haters and also debusschere of poem. Debbie's dr Gave anger in. Its time and place assumes a certain kind of grace but only in its time in place so that's pretty pretty interesting way to deal with the letter gift. You sounds easy enough. Just gonna let it roll off of that art. The comment from futa of what was commenting on. The haters are going to hate episode in thought. It was an important topic for us. Tactical on the episode. Even though it was short on the goals is so important. That people are hearing these messages and knew i knew it was going to be a deeper one when i suggested it but fiona spent Lesbian visibility week. Try not to read all the hateful. Turkey comments on social media about who can and cannot be a lesbian. I'd just really avoid social media. So i didn't i i mean i'm assuming did go on this way social media but also of you know thought the non binary pronoun come see. She was good to hear. Fiona has heard fellow. Writers may come. It's like well. I just don't like it. It doesn't work for me in fiona his Said that your pronouns so they don't have to work for you to tell someone their pronouns. Valid is so harmful and wrong. So fiona think this for taking on that Topic of your asked about the vice a coffee. If there's a subscribe shane in there is it. Because i think for the subscribe option. We have to offer stuff to subscribe to. So i apologize because One of the reasons we went by me a coffee lists to limit or workload. Because i was drowning at the time. Yes but in vienna. If you wanna come back and intimate intimately blinds co fees. Were always thirsty. Isn't that right. Tb absolutely solution was keen and she'll keep buying copies. So thank you very much for that polka also We had a comment from helen. Also commented on their heaters are gonna hate in helens. Well i hate the haters right now and Helen was outraged on our behalf of all the writers and narrators who worked so well so this was onto this a two for a hate comment on a twofer versus addressing. How you mentioned how many returns on audiobooks you've had so let me let me address. That comment i. Helen is outrage. On behalf of all the writers narrators who worked so hard on audio only have scammers to return and not pay for the work as an audible subscriber. Helen understands that one monthly credit is precious. But you do have a chance to listen to the sample before you purchase so. Helen is upset with the people who are just returning books. You get more audiobooks and then Helen commented on the of the nonbinary episode where we mentioned bryce gleese battle with someone who aren't all of the pronouns they them and there's a correctly in hell was horrified. Anyone with do that in And then hellos horrified. Homos is horrifying walk by this episode charles. The one-star winker one star rescued alive at ella was actually relieved. A hallows working from home. Because i guess there was a lot of getting up out of the chair and shouting during this episode so it was probably the best. Everyone didn't have to hear the outrage four. And is sorry for all the shit we have to put up with yes just in a day's work and Bond glad that we made you go and dan heaven because he said he nation ready go positive spin it is it is. It is difficult because like we did. Create a lot of stuff into that episode with the will audio book in the one-star winker in the People who hate the pronouns and is important to raise this awareness. Because i don't think a lot of readers are aware the panels that do go on because There are people who just really have no nothing else to do but to bring other people down. So i don't know where else to go with that. I think i lost the thread on cash. Shall i give you my comment. And then we can get into the topic okay. Deb says I listened to lesbians you right She found it a month ago and started from the beginning. And she's loving it. She's learning a lot about the craft of writing and lesbian romance. And she says we you to a very talented and she just listen to the dinner party episode and she'd invited both of us to her ideal dinner party and he says he has a very nice wine selection so we both be happy to get deb's dinner party. We absolutely as long as she doesn't serve vegetables. Vase boost not be hell app. Helen dabs at deb's. I'm happy with vegetables. Give give the mood to me. I'll have tv's vegetables selection. Oh my vegetables in. I'll get your dessert Now a woman deserves well all right onto the topic which is in and out by the a comfy gone gogel me state a fellow olympic other Want us a couple of couples for the last in the regulative. So thank you very much awesome. So let's go on to the topic at hand which is is so publishing. Second best now This topic comes up again and again it's the perennial it comes around on the socials. Every fee is we've both been in this game. Hey hackneyed hackneyed old gazes that we all We've both been in this in this game. Like well steve. How many is published in two thousand hundred. Please don't make me do. Is i've been in it Seven since we first published but in. So we've been doing this fulltime kwa and this comes around every few years and people say sell publishing. It's a bit like vanity publishing isn't it. it's not really publishing. You'd have to jump through any habes. It's just for people who can't get a publishing contract. Yada yada yada so. We hate to answer that question. Our old days jibes correct. Ctb grant funny that you mentioned vanity presses. 'cause i mentioned that in my Commas well leading up to my answer and like you said it is a touchy topic. And before kindle. It was an extremely expensive for any author go through s why it is called vanity presses. Because if you wanted to publish something that didn't go through publisher. It was extremely pricey but kindle and other e-readers changed the game in it made it more Feasible cost effective for indie polishing. That doesn't mean that. There still isn't a stigma in we're in twenty twenty one. When did the first book about twenty twenty twenty seven two thousand nine. Thank he knows it. Your i'd just know this as a fact in my head. I know his true excellent at least one excellent so it's been a long time but we're still dealing with this in it. Credit goes back to the whole episode. We recently did about the haters. Gonna hate i. This is the same. How i feel about the people who always are bashing india publishing. I don't think they wanna get it. I don't think they care to get it. I just think they like to hate things. And i have a a role in my life that i just don't argue stupid. Which means the people who don't want to get things who are aren't going to look at the other side of things. I don't see a point to argue with them in trying to explain the difference between traditionally published indie published. It just seems like a waste of time and these people will. They like to tear people down in this kinda tired of them. Yeah i think a lot of people have some this nation that if you all traditionally published then you'll book is gone through a few gatekeepers and they've got an editors and designers and so then the that comes out in the end is great but what they don't realize is that most indie publishes no but most indie publishers. Have exactly the same setup these days especially if you're doing it for business and if you didn't get full we couldn't. We couldn't do this fulltime. If we didn't take it seriously and rule the steps we have editors we have preaches. We have freshmen cover. Design is otherwise people wouldn't buy the books they wouldn't come back. let's put it. That way is because they they get fed up of tripping everytime taipei's and not being able to read the cover yeah it also we have Art teams in our team. I mean obviously one of the person in our team is for them to get a reader. Copies to write review is launched. But they also do serve a lot of them. Do help you hunt down those typos. So by the time you get up on amazon it's gone through a of eyeballs. Now that doesn't mean all the type of have been squashed in any polish books. Titles happen but they also have been traditionally published books especially since the traditional publishers have asked still on certain editing carts of the books because his become more costly for them so again. All the people who say it's second faster or you couldn't hack it with a publisher I have news for you. I never tried to get published fifa a publisher. I did the research. And i realized my personality type. I would much prefer to go the indy route. I would much prefer to. I would like to have a very professional book. Put out and up to my standards. And and i haven't really press published. A book that i think is shitty. I know there are some indie publishers. Who do not edit or they ended themselves and everything went. But i think that is falling by the wayside because it is becoming much more professional because readers. They work through the stuff they like. If they don't like they don't buy your stuff. Dirt ultimate gatekeepers. Yes absolutely say so. Answer is unknown is not second best and actually there's a low of this little people in the industry he now thinks that maybe Dangereux traditional publisheh is vanity publishing route. Because it gives you what they see as any old fashioned ho fashioned way thinking So of with class and status and power they. They think it gives you some sort of us some social status. That you've got a penguin a little penguin stamp on your book or you go harpercollins stamp on your book but for me. I really care if i've got a penguin oracle in stamp on the book. In fact. I think i'd be now be kind of like on one of these a book because i wouldn't have any control over it so i like my custom books company because it's my favorite word but was i like the little logo. I've got custody books. But was it means. I've got control over it. And that's what you wouldn't have if you went. Traditionally published and i have traditionally published A modum translations. and i've gone. I've done some audiobooks traditionally published. And there's who is a bit of me. That's always line because control. Everett and i'm control freak. So unlike tb. i didn't i didn't know is going to rate but unlike tv. I did try and get a lesbian. Fiction publisher and i was turned down. And so then i decided to take the self publishing rape. But i'm buying nothing. But glad i did and also i would say that self publishing his bit for misnamed hypothetically indie publishing because identical man. I couldn't do man. I have a team. Contract is the i work with editors proofreaders cover design as an accountant sometimes a marketing person. So i have a team people around me. He helped me You will be able to do this one rang. I wouldn't suggest you do on your own. It's not so publishing. That's kind of a misguided or yet misleading ten. I'd kuni independently published. Yeah i i think. In the beginning everyone was saved self publishing. Wouldn't or three years ago where it was india because like you said like i have an entire team i mean i think i don't know who is earlier this last one we just recorded oro seen is getting harder to coordinate with my entire team because everyone's dealing with all the covert stuff that people if you are truly self publishing doing the cover and doing the editing. Oh my gosh. That would be a lot of work. I told recommend it. But yeah i have quite a big team in. I have an art team which has hundreds of people so people involved in this whole practices. It's not just me. Yeah yeah it if it was just you. If in my case it was just me. I think we'd be going slightly mad. I think you need you. Need other people to take the heat of you. I wouldn't be. I wouldn't want to be in charge in my covers. It'd be a fucking disaster. I am words. Not pictures is what i always i do. I invite the words but dynamic in trouble during his stick person. Say i o dating ought to be any good at doing covers. I can't every time. I have to commission a cover. There always like ideally. You want employs. Like i have no idea. Remember this tv from when we did go somewhere. And i was like gee any idea and you went. Don't ask me about couples. i don't know actually than you. D come up with cut. We needed to fund a curvy. Line said what do you think of. This can get something similar. Say you do that. I know if i see it. I know if i like it or not but i can't. If you wanted to pull that out of memory you would still be waiting for that cover. This is you do need to other people t contribute to the process and it will make the process better professionalism cover design and lewis make it better a professional editor. Who is better. The question is publishing second-best no it is a viable option and if you may traditionally published by all means not yourself out taking a year to get an agent and then not not yourself out two years to get through the agent to short your book around we guarantees and then when you get to she published you will get a contract yoga ten maybe seven from seven percent to twenty five percent at best of the cover price as your royalty share in self publishing. I get us. We get sixty seventy percent of the cup of rice That's the road to share. Say some publishing. If you take it on board and do it righ it can earn you money. It can earning you more money than traditional contra annual living and not. Many judicially publishes anna living book. We both day supporting myself for a few years. Now with my writing. And i know you have as well so That is another perk of individual. She net you. Yeah you have to coordinate a lot with your team. It pays off. Yes this game round. twitter recently to somebody say so publishing second best and there was a lot of indie published writers. Just saying now maybe it is but It's just paid for this just paint from my car or is just paid for my holiday or it's just paid for something else and yeah i mean. It's obviously it's all about money. It's about getting the stories out there that you want but you have to make a living and indie publishing can lot harder to do in traditional publishing unless you are in the top five percent of two. She pursued this us. As we write the smaller genre i mean. Obviously there are Lesbian fiction publishers. Out there is still a smaller sharable. The books that are published each year is so you would have to. The competition is very high to get a contract accepted so in we both believe that giddy lesbian stories alter is important for visibility. So this is yet another way. We were helping. Were helping readers who want to identify with characters they they can relate to yes that that is the other key thing We wouldn't have been able to do this without Self publishing independent publishing. Because publishers didn't want to take on stories so her office alphabet. I say we embrace. It also wouldn't have met the one of community of in the authors who all perry other we wouldn't have such control over the lovely relationship we have with our redis who say the one other thing i would say is. I wouldn't of learned how much i love running a business. I don't think i would have either. Because I wasn't i didn't have run a business on my life bingo card when i was younger i actually love. I mean it. It's stressful. Don't get me wrong. it's not easy running your business but is also extremely rewarding. At the end of the day it worked out perfectly for me me to all my god. Tv it's amazing. I have career. I really i really enjoy. I have a career. I'm really proud of and that's kind of what you want it into the day each day like it's just very rewarding and i know they're going to be people who are going to look down on me for being an indie author in i would i don't care i don't care night at the other thing goes is an if you were in a traditional publishing contract you would still be entering someone else Still working for them and in this job we have our freedom. We can do what we want when we want. And you know. I've eighteen novels and seven years. T. b.'s published thirty plus nobles in eight years. We wouldn't have been able to do that. Introducing publishing because you have to fit into their schedule and they can only publish books here. So there are so many plus points to being in a suppose booth independent over and it doesn't mean the being stationed there is second best is not just another route. We are for people. If that's what you want to go and be tradition but self publishing is an equally valid brute and remember in seventy other field indeed being in india's good right like independent musician indie musician or an indie independent brewer or an independent restraint. Let all these things that seen as like yeah entrepreneurial and go get them whereas independent publishing still a bit of a stigma but it's lifting so we're here to say we're here we're queer. We like beer wells to be fair. Does that because you mentioned. And he knows game for the rhyming. It was bill topic. I get it. But i was just going for roy ming. Whatever the whole deliver day site. He had t- jabs because now causing this song any will well. You know it's looking like we might have to do blister shots down the line when i get my booster shot. Vaccine vaccine booster booster mina. We should bring this one all right last night. What you think about independent publishing their fantastic independent is out there. Does it bully. I mean honestly. I really luca when buying book published or independent purpose. Really do i let the story. That's why go full anyway. Let's will you think Comment at all the website lenzi right dot com email as lesbian you. Demand dot com twitter us at less hugh right face because instagram me. And if you like what we do you want to put. All the cost that the picasso website Do you go over to website. Bicy- coffee we would very much appreciate it. Join us next week when we will be discussing something. Brilliant that have written down under the sheet paper. But i haven't got hearsay pretty absolutely promessi permits tv. Promised to be here. I can't privacy. Brilliant all right. Say in the meantime thank you. The being here keep writing tak- ought to lesbians. You might focus on twitter at less you right. Shows love on our website by leaving combet bias and coughing and sign up to our newsletter warrior. 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Hour 2: Rack Em Up
"The. You look at the west. Next week. I what do you think of how that shaping up competitively love? It's mine open. I think we're gonna have our starting five mid level be better than last year. I think for the patriots going into next year we were the best down the stretch with that group. And that's without adding one more quality player like we're going to do so most teams are scrambling to keep their starting together. We got ours gone next year. Right. That was records, Jim Daryl Morey Repin, James harden, its t shirt, there, you saw him wearing with us film student daughter as his date, very cute. Max does more have a point about the rockets being the favorites next year's a point. I don't think they should be the favorites. But he has a point. They know how to do this as a unit. They never win less than fifty something games. They won sixty five games two years ago. The real issue is Chris Paul's been in decline. They lost a three D guy in Trevor REEs who they didn't replace and their second best players in decline. The second best player is still good and their best player. Ryan Holland's is on here. Arguing should have been the MVP of the league in at any rate is one of the two finalists for MVP every single year so given that they have a cohesive system. They have this Delic the D coordinator, which works. You saw they got much better as soon as he came back. And Ryan you said, oh, how'd they do without James harden? Also without this Delic as soon as they have the D coordinator with dantonio offense. They've been among the powerhouses in the league and you can expect them to be that again. And one of the reasons Ryan is because Daryl Morey with Mike dantonio, realize keep placing those, high yield vets all they do as much as their criticized by dinosaurs. Like you who bemoan the fact that they don't shoot enough mid range, or get down on the blocks enough. In fact, those yield the lowest returns, they only place, high yield bits. They take threes. They shoot in the paint and they shoot free throws. That's it that they're able to compete over their heads, and their heads given James harden. Chris Paul and clink Capella are pretty high. Why do why do you always had your bet? What you had your bed. Why can't you pick a stance pick aside? Stay on it. Why can't you pick a sign STAN and not staying on a side? The first. Off. You talk about how they're inch samples, Chris Paul is not the same in the u pick what side are you on mex-? Well, what side should I be on K D? They contenders are not are there containers or not. They're, they're tatters. They don't have a chance the door slam shut. Here's a reality James harden short of amazing. We cannot question that, but he doesn't have the help around him their biggest window their biggest brother as you know was that game seven against Golden State. It wasn't last year. Why Chris Paul wasn't the same two years ago? Chris Paul was excellent shooting the three ball off the bounce creating his own office. Getting the spots. Your turn my turn. They had a great energy. Heck they had Trevor or Reza probably the best second best, their best three guy in the league. How wanna call it scrapper reason is arguably the best league. Rian be guy in the league. I'll get Klay Thompson. The best claim plan best Trevor Aretha nonetheless. He's not there. Nonetheless. He's not there Lakers. Just got better. Heck klay. Thompson come back. I might still take the wires over. Come on, man. And here's the reality at the end of the season. What happened this team actually absolutely fractured? Their owner for Tita comes into the locker room comes in before to exit meetings. Chris Paul's argument harden. He's ready to get rid of the coats coaches. Dan, Tony's ready to go then Dan, Tony staying this team. They absolutely fell apart then guess what? The season ends you look up. Next thing we know the Golden State Warriors are injured the doors open, you know, who jump through that door, the loss Angeles Lakers. You know who's who second up third up and maybe I up the loss Angeles the Toronto Raptors jump through the door. They were led by a championship play. Let's review two years ago. Colli lynyrd, wherever coup watchos. If in LA is will say, coli Leonard. Okay. I talk now here's the shot. Nice saying James harden, because that's the real issue, strip away. Everything here. You're right there. Best shot was two years ago or two seasons ago game seven at home conference finals, Chris Paul didn't play I say of Chris Paul plays. They win that game even without Chris Paul. And their missed every shot. They were for twenty seven over twenty seven at one point from three and that's not all the warriors defense. That's guy's missing open shots. Three and guys like Trevor REEs guys capable of hitting that shot like PJ Tucker naturally James harden himself. But last year this last postseason in the semi in the semi finals in the conference. Second round actually. James harden had a chance to win game one on the road. Let's be honest. He had a look not only did he dribble at abounds the previous possession. But then he had a look on the road to tie the game with three instead he was so concerned with jumping under Draymond green legs, and begging the refs for coal that they lost that winnable game on the Rosie and fouled he had he been found the whole series we're talking about that. Where he should have been should guide Hollins. Shame on you. You just posted some nj clip that I retweeted a couple of days ago you sold at the pistons did to him then he begging cry for calls. No, he just hit shots. James harden blue that game at the end. Let's say what it is. That's always going to be that way. But that's the way it's been so far. He blew that game at the end. And then when the door was opened by the injury by katie's injury. They fell apart. Maybe if they win that first game they win the series. Maybe they're sitting here is chance today. So my SIS my point is this the window is still open. The question is can your boy can James Horton be clutch? When the rockets need if he can they can still win a championship. Why can't you won't putting this? Why can't you pick a side? We asked you, Molly question. I don't know why you can't answer it. I very clear, the Wicky has even if this and if that. Want to know what are they going to do if this, I don't wanna window is what are they? So is open. It's not an issue if you want me to I'm going to bet harden, who hasn't come through under pressure will continue not to come through under pressure, but I've watched sports deal. So. So you're not. Watch sports for long enough to know that, just when you think you seen at all. Just when you think you have someone figured out. They can surprise you. That's why we watch. So I'm not counting them out than ever. But the odds are against. Here's the here's the bigger problem, when you have a front office, you have a coach, you have a player guys that don't believe in each other guys that are not thinking about today that thinking about tomorrow. You know what happens guys get selfish? You know what Dan, Tony's going to coach for this year, he's going to coach for his next job? He not coaching for this championship this year. James is going to protect himself. Chris Paul's thing about that bag long Chevy. Okay. Guys like PJ. Tucker may I have value Philadelphia? I gotta have value with the Lakers. I could have value in Toronto guys are going to be looking to get out of there. You gotta take care of yourself and your family, once eighteen does not have the same hope or code aside. Romance was added jokes aside. I think that there's a lot of wisdom there. I think that however many seconds average the season, you pick some stuff. Did they let you in the huddle because I wanted to but the guy in the NBA has to be introduced some, some of his former teammates. But if two up seat jokes aside, I think that there's wisdom there that, that the odds are, you're right that, that will happen. But I will remind you that the Lakers don't have a team around AD and LeBron right now Klay in K, D or hurt. Percents. The easy part hardy is over west is a wide open. What's going on people? I'm only care when you're listening to the first take podcast if you don't know numbers, you don't know your business, folks, but the problem growing businesses have that keeps them from knowing their numbers. Is there hodgepodge of business systems? They've won system for counting and other for sales, another for inventory, and so on. It's just a big inefficient mess taking up too much time and too many resources and that hurts your bottom line. 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The MVP max thinks it's laughable that MVP's regular season award, obviously, the real money's made in the postseason and MAC, suggesting the MVP should include both the regular season and the playoffs. So with that being said max, let's take all into account who's the real MVP encompassing owner, all know what it is. It's leonard. It's not close duck. Hawaii look I thought you on us is gonna get Kawai in the playoffs. I thought he would I said LeBron because he's not in the playoffs as he does every takes foot off the gas in the regular season to save himself this he's an older player for the playoffs. The games that matter the most. This year. He didn't have the playoffs to remind us that was the best. So the baton is laid down who wants to pick it up. Steph, do you want it? Pardon? You want it Kawai free who wants it. The answer is K D, the answers coli now Katie was almost matching Kawais steppers co I was playing better K D at the moment that Katy got hurt. Let me just make that very sad against slowly for people since they don't seem to understand coup. Why was playing Ben turn then K D at the moment? K D got hurt in the playoffs. Better offense. It was close. Maybe K D at a slight advantage facing single teams single coverage because you can't leave the shooter Stephan claim collide was facing double teams every single time he touched the ball at put up virtually the same numbers on offense defense it wasn't close. It was Kawai co is team won the chip with less around him than what K D had the we all know K D would've won had. He stayed healthy because his team is that much better. But the answers quiet. I thought it was going to be honest. I thought you honest with the physical miss Mitchell. Mismatch, require and almost everyone. I was wrong. The answer was quite regular season was fifth or sixth or eighth best. But when the highest leverage moments come, you gotta give it to him now for those who are saying it's not fair for the guys that don't make the playoffs sixteen out of thirty teams make the playoffs in the NBA. There's no such thing as an MVP from non playoff team. If you're an MVP you better than fifty fifty shot to make the playoffs by definition. You will be in the playoffs. The answers Leonard are you serious right now? Your, your little man, I crush for Kawhi Leonard has stopped. It's gotta stop as you go. You go on this, brother. There's one big word one bit word we're talking about regular season and we're gonna talk about postseason. There's a big word called load management, Kevin doesn't know what load management means. Kevin Durant is a throwback you. Player of all time. Of course you know what that means. Screen getting the box, man. Who knows? They're not to mention when these squared off in the regular season two squared off. You know what he gave Hawar fifty ball when no staff? No dray. What was missing? Maybe was there. Who knows it was playing. He gave that man of fifty piece. Then let's go on the clippers one of the finest weren't organization right now in sports, not in basketball in sports. They push Kevin Durant to the limit and Kevin Durant. Steve Kerr, we're tired of team basketball. We're talking to run and play. Give me the basketball. I am. Kevin Durant it. Hold on. Your boy believes at Lowe's management. Kevin Durant doesn't maybe he's a warrior. Maybe he's a little crazy. Maybe he's silly. But when he came back and these two squared off in the NBA finals keep in mind, Golden State was up ten plus ten K D had had what's wealth of fifteen points or whatever it was in ten of engine came. But he okay, okay. Kids. That's enough. That's enough. Most valuable player is different than best player. I you have in this conversation, the most valuable player while we've always had this conversation about LeBron being able to be the MVP the last eight seasons that he's been to the NBA finals. 'cause he's been the most valuable player to his team that had success. Now I exposed you this question 'cause you oughta basketball guys who basketball out know what he is. Who's the hall of fame ROY honest team? There are none. There are none. This was the most bott- is bottle being the hall of fame. His coach run he can come but he shot a basket this season one player on their team, who has the most significant impact on their team having success. And that was Jaanus this year period that was the guy. So we're talking about most valuable player. Now if we have in the best player conversation. We know that that's been Kawai or Katie to whoever falls on what side you wanna fall on. I'm going with a wide because I think why is a more. He gives more to your basketball team, then K D right now and Katie, quite frankly, doesn't have the ability to show his ability to do more, because he plays with five of the all stores. So when we have in this envy, p conversation for all the basketball when they put up when he put a ball that one Sony ability, bro. When he told me, they told the clippers, I'm Kevin Durant, and went, here's C ability. This is what I get tired of this is what I get tired of what you guys you always talking about points. You're not many guys in NBA can get forty or night if they take no shots not in the playoffs j nine the play offs. Lebron LeSage fees. Silver. Here's what it is. Hold on. Ryan. Here's what it is with K D. This is the does of all time. Very he's not an all time great. We know Kate these amazing player but we're splitting hairs here to talk about who's the best. And by the way, I disagree big fella. I think best and most valuable are synonyms where people get caught up is an individual skills. They think that makes you the best. So they see Katie can do everything that makes him the best. But quiet also plays defense on a very high level koyi believe what make his team, better than K D will make his team. And that's how I the fine value. And best who elevates the team that would be Hawaii, Leonard who won a championship the Greek freak was amazing all year but I can't give it to him when Kawai one that much worse in the regular season. And then when it mattered the most shut him down to seize Marcus, let me ask you a quick Marcus. Now, if you mentioned up against another guy. Right. And you guys your numbers of similar is a big matchup, and you guys go head to head and you win the match up. Would it not be fair to say that you're better player? Marcus, it, we're talking about Kadian Kawara when you guys match up you win the match up and the numbers of similar wouldn't be. We talk Molly helped me. You can match up with Magic Johnson. Just a great job of moderating. We in these boxes. But I need somebody to come in and help me make sensitive. Don't they play basketball with five people? That's that's true. Right. When are we gonna stop giving validity to the fact that Katy has the least amount of pressure only him than any other superstar? When are we go? Please somebody this doesn't take away. The fact that Katy mazing Katie is one of the best players to ever play basketball takes much criticism to move. Of course. Let's stop don't do this. Don't use. To donohoe. When you play with all time players, it's not easier for you to be old time player. Ryan, stop just what I'm telling you Marcus, what he gave Kawada fifty when he gave maxes boy, fifty points of fifty ball. Let's talk about. Let's talk about how the play it wouldn't know full team. This was the head to head matchup. G still talk to how this guy is your guys. Let's talk about how this happens for K D. This is why they win because they're saying other teams philosophy playing the warriors, look, we're going to lose anyway, if they're fully loaded. But here's our best chance will I so K D will stay home on the shooter's will make him beat us two at a time instead of getting crushed three at a time from open shooters. But guess what? There's no such thing as covering K D single coverage and him. The I'm beating you to it and he's going to beat you to you just set any seven feet tall you can do everything off it. The differences collide Leonard was doing it double teamed, all year. Ready? I'm not even. Saying is the offense of player K D is what he's close. And then on buddy, that's he's shutting down the freak down two games to none, shutting down the Greek freak, win it matter. Most and open those big ears up, yours open ears up. You are. Are covered the clipper series. Katie was double team, which, you know what markets. You know what he did Katie was so officiant, heats, one dribble pulled up and pop you couldn't double same it. This man is by far the better shooter. So why you can throw out got point. He was so ridiculous. They tried to double you can't get there when a guy seven feet tall catches turns shoots right over you. I hear all of that you saying who wanted to series. Voice. Here's a clip was they. And it was because of you can't go Katie just like people in the league for the last twelve thirteen years, couldn't go dirt this key 'cause he's seven footing can shoot over anybody. Rob certain Vicky think about this, when they surrounded, Dirk Nowitzki, not with all stars, just with a whole bunch shooters. There was nothing. You could do. They crushed everyone. Now imagine if all those shooters Novitsky was surrounded with were whole of famers. He's got Katie got hold. That's why he's doing the team because he can't lose on that squad, okay? Of the best shoot of plate. We're willing slow management. Management. Good on TV. I just wanna come and load management, Hollins. All right. All right. That's so who dress, I on. That's what I need to know. All right. New Orleans, newest superstar was apparently gifted assigned jersey by their biggest superstar saints quarterback. Drew Brees Senate sign infringers Zion as welcoming guests freeze, wrote that he's passing the torch to the number one overall pick of about classy guy too classy guy. Right. Got good people in your hometown market, spirits. We know how to do it. We are the welcoming committee for the United States of America, Louisiana. Every time I go down there. I wonderful time. Molly. Small Haas hospitality is, is one of the biggest pushes that we have in the Anna why you. Look at me pounds, we could focus. Rule dead day. I'm not rule random just passionate. That's. Let's get to it. Do you Zion can win a championship in New Orleans, absolutely do Luther? There are two things because this is what I quite this to right before LeBron James went to Cleveland. We didn't watch Cleveland basketball. All we remember was Jordan, hitting the shot over Craig low, that was Cleveland's biggest moment. And then when LeBron showed up and eighteen as, as a rookie, everybody say, oh, wait a minute. He may be as advertise. Right. As I on comes in with that same kind of vigor, especially with the social media, buzz like he's a bigger name than LeBron was when the brunt entered the NBA from high school. So what does that? What, what does that move you towards not only did you get Lonzo ball, I think, is gonna end up being a really good basketball player, you got Ingram as well, Julius Randle, went to New Orleans last year this team, this team of young guys can be together for a while. And they have. A GM that tempers expectations in David Griffin as well. So Zion is a big enough name would enough cachet that it he develops into the player that everybody has the sea play basketball, they can definitely win a championship. And I would say this, I the irony is, drew Brees is like taking over me. Zainal never be as big in New Orleans, drew Brees because football, hills, New Orleans, and that's the quarterback and after Katrina, it's like they overcame this force of nature, and the whole country's rooting for them whereas I on is the force of nature. Right. But here's the irony Zion could be a bigger global star than drew Brees. Dino could be the number one pop star in the world like in popular culture Worldwide's ion could be number one star on the planet earth. Like if the martians came down earth, take us to your biggest star you taking Zion. NBA awards last night. Everybody really go bare young. No one from the United States. It's the best ball, the fastest growing sport worldwide. It's the most acceptable. It's like an improvement on soccer, which is already all around the world. And Zion could be the singular star in the sport. I do think he can win a championship, but I hate to break it to you. Big fella in the history of the NBA in a market, like New Orleans. The size of New Orleans, no major superstar has ever signed a Matt contractor the only time that's happened one time. Lebron was from their zion's not from there. So I say you got six years right now because he's going to sign his first rookie max extension. They always do too much money believe on the table, and then heading into this into year seven like before your six, they say, look, I'm going to be a free agent. You might as well trade me now. So I can get the supermax from another team supermax extension. And also, you get something for me. I think the clock has started ticking now six years in New Orleans. The question is can they do it in that time? You know what I say? Yes, if Zion, it turns out to be the player, we think he could be. They Griffin was so smart. He's surrounded Zion with young, sending talent around his age, never in the history of basketball has a guy like been drafted to a place who also had an asset like AD who wanted. So you got to move that asset in his prime for a whole of players and draft picks to build around Ziad. I don't think they're gonna make the playoffs this year even withdrew holiday. I think they will next year. And if things work out, I say three to four years from now, this nucleus, could be challenging for chip. Then they got a couple of years to get it done. I think the answer's yes Ryan, what do you think? I like how, you know, there's a lot of banks in a lot of maybes. Am Marcus Marcus, did you just 'cause LeBron James, let me clarify, so competitive? Not that we're not doing that. I'm comparing the beginnings the beginning of the kid compare the beginnings because the brand James was a guy as a junior in high school that could have been the number one pick an NBA draft, not just because his leaping ability now because his size how fast he was. Here's what's different about LeBron James. The brunt James could play any position on the basketball floor from point guard legitimately to center when you look as I on Williamson at the next level, you gotta ask yourself. What is he is? The sinner is the power forward. He's got he can he can Ramsey. He's bouncy he hustles. He's he does the little things I like him, but he ain't LeBron James. The one thing he's going to have to sure up and we're gonna have to figure out here me on this is he going to be a great ball handler is it going to be a playmaker is going to stretch your defense out because there are a lot of questions in zion's game? Now, the biggest positive like I said, earlier his work ethic is unmatched the kid. Goes out and gets it. He's a worker he loves the game of basketball. We saw his emotions earlier. But why we knew the Bron James was the surefire bed. He had a chance while we compare him to Michael Jordan. We not compares Michael Jordan is because he can pass like magic any can score like Mike aid too many people like, but. Somewhat of a straw, man, just the most tight since LeBron doesn't have to be LeBron, by the way, let me let me just. Research side, I got research to look this up Brian. Let's talk about players who went to college. That's not the Brian. It's not Koby. It's not cagey right, who went to college, and one championships who were highly touted coming out of college. Okay. Championship. Are you saying channeling him? Listen, ten Dunkin twenty point eight points fifty eight percent from the field. He won Zion. Twenty two point six point sixty eight percent from the field, Dwayne Wade, twenty one and a half points fifty percent from the field as I said, I am more points higher percentage from the field Shaquille O'Neal, who insert respects is the best comparison design on overwhelming. Physical force of nature with skills, Shaquille, O'Neal, twenty four points, sixty two percents of. Compare coach K D. He's a one and done Zion who put up numbers just about as good as anyone who ever lived. Certainly is a freshman in college. Plus, you just talked about his work ethic, unless there's an injury knock wood. How does he fail? Listen, he has to define his game, even your man collide lynyrd when he first came into the league Colli Leonard was a power forward at San Diego State. What it covi- lynyrd develop he started with a corner, three and play defense to things he could do. Then from there. He sat out the gig here. He was scrutinized he developed his shot off the bounce. He knows how to go and get it with the league's best wants to dribble split gerbil. Pam, pal raise up down a big three or mid range shot right now. Zion does not have that in his game. Does he's better than anybody in the league buying? Okay. Tales. Holidays off this, this of you just wrote my point. Zion Williams has to develop nobody saying didn't. But when you paint the main product, the Brown was made no one. No, he was not stopped brand basketball guy, you played in the NBA play stop with this liberal was the bell when he got out. He had tools that if he did develop them. They were going to be way, better than everybody else's. We just five years ago about the bra getting the jump shot we talked about him, not being able to post he's six nine he should be able to post. We did all that. He went into somebody at work with came allows one to love to learn footwork on the block. You telling me? Tell me 'cause 'cause I'm a football guy took two hits to the family. Xijiang right now with the tools that he's coming into the NBA with, with the tutelage and the coaching that he's going to get can't develop into being a mega superstar from a basketball. I ain't about global sales and shoes all the tools, he has right now he can't come in the league and develop into the best way and the NBA. I don't I don't rule it out. Because I love his work ethic. I'm not rolling it out. So I'm not going there. But when I look at LeBron James, he just has stuff. You can't teach. Get out. Listen. Number one pick what to check with the team. They are drafted by LeBron James diary, Irving. We will leave it on that. No. Okay. So Ryan, I'm told you're filling in for Stephen A, but now you're done. So I've never heard of someone getting KO before. Ryan. The end your nose came into that single shot, not me. I don't I could do that about. Don't start swinging. Proportion. Germen. All right guys in much more, serious news. Chiefs wide tire kill scheduled to meet with NFL officials tomorrow, sources of told our Adam Schefter, the Kansas City department of children and families has been investigating possible child abuse allegation, since the police were called the hills home in March when hills three year old son broke his arm is currently banned from the team's training facilities the three time pro bowler led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns last season's. Kansas City is one of the early favorites to win the Super Bowl Marcus back here with us. I'll start with you Marcus. And I feel callous Adams questions with the seriousness of the child abuse allegations. But do the chiefs need him to be able to win a Super Bowl. They have a quarterback does transcendent and what we have in the NFL or tiers of guys that can play this game at a level and raise the level of everybody around him. Patrick Mahomes, is that guy. And everybody said, well you on this for one year. Look, you don't. Throw fifty touchdowns in NFL as a fluke, that's who you are. He's going to be successful with whoever now for him. They enter into the upper echelon when we talk about longevity and length. He may have to do it without a Travis. Kelsey, Tariq, he'll agreement that may be the case because at some point the change that go have to Patrick Mahomes two hundred million dollars to play quarterback and he's not going to be able to fill out a roster with superstars right now. They're in that grace period of a rookie quarterback still in the first year first couple year deals where they can sign guys around him. So it'll be interesting to see, but they don't need to repeal to win the Super Bowl. Actually think they do this year. I agree Mahomes are gonna win a Super Bowl, regardless at least one. He is in terms of pure, physical talent when you watch Mahomes now you get the same feeling you did. When you watch Brett farve when far I came on the scene, and I think he is the most talented overall quarterback. I've seen since Aaron Rodgers and even knows how to run outside the pock. It smartly like Rogers, as opposed to a guy like Carson Wentz you like oh, you don't do that. You see you see the way Mahomes, does it. And he's relaxed the plate looks like it's over. He's running out about what he completed that for the first down. He threw a touchdown off of that broken play. That looked like it was over already. He's amazing. But you do need a requisite kind of level of talent around your particularly when you're inexperienced and he's basically still inexperienced. And I look at that court Tet like worth four. The quadruplets everyone talks about triplets. What's the greatest quadruplets of all time, maybe last year's Casey team Mahomes, QB tyreek hill at wide out Kareem hunt at running back before he got and Travis Kelsey as, as a tight end beat that ever at that level. It's like everyone's fast twitchy. He'll no tyreek hill had more receiving yards in the rest of the receiving core on Casey combined last year. The highest completion percentage or catch percentage passes over twenty yards since. Two thousand twelve all active players tyreek hill Tyree kill everyone active in the NFL number one, he's not just like he has the look of a kick return guy of a specialist who can catch well enough. No. He's a receiver who has the kind of playmaking ability like ooh. That should be that should only be on a special teams kinda guy, those kind of fast, which is, I think he gives you a premium over, even other lead wideouts that given this is gonna be the second year. He's starting Patrick Mahomes, Mahomes is going to need. Not make the I mean to win a Super Bowl. I think you need that home run hitter on the team, I would say to repeal in that system is that type of guy make sure question would you pay Tariq? He'll a number one receive a salary, I would I really I think I think Torri kill has been underrated because of this sense as I said that he's not really receiver. He's like a special teams. He kinda guy who catches well enough. Nope. I think he's receiver. I think that, that look the top arena trust him to be on the field. And that's gonna be there because that case. Getting paid big time money. If you wanna fold the stuff off the field on my answers. Right. But if you're talking about Hewer on the field production and talent and do I think he's succeed in variety of systems. There's Dell L and Julio Jones, of course and Tonio Brown. And then people start talking about other de'andre Hopkins. Whatever I'm saying tyreek hill has to be in those conversations. He's gotta be in those conversations off the field, something different. They need him and don't forget, they don't have Kareem hunt. Damian Williams did a good job and he's not Kareem hunt. We're having this there. Is this dynamic right now? We're having these conversations about guys with their contracts and making this certain amount of money maxim. What's hard about the NFL evaluation process is what's your value in this system as opposed to another one? Right. So now you start having these tiers of players that either are transcendent players where it doesn't matter what they go. Oh, I was going to be good in Cleveland, no matter who the quarterback is just figure out how to get the ball he'll be fine Julio Jones. I think the under how is in that conversation we don't talk about AJ green, but AJ green is in that come since never goes wins. Anything with Tariq? He'll I think he needs to be around guys in order to be like he is. And that's not that's not an indictment. That's the system networks him. I compared to Michael Thomas at in New Orleans. I think he needs to be in-depth systems. Not Corinne, Tariq. He'll is faster than everyone. You mentioned Odell and all those. Over the last three years. Thomas catch rate is better than anybody's in the league. That's a system. But that's my point. You think Torri kill wouldn't be let's say we kill off the cheese is not the same guy, I think to repeal if he was a soul while receiver. His value is not increased like it is, when we see him returning punts, and kickoffs when we see him reverses and we see the splash place. If you just want him that land out at X and just be a receiver say, this guy is my Tonio Brown. I don't think he's got. I agree. He's not Antonio Brown. Maybe no one, except Jerry Rice has ever been Antonio Brown. Like he's in Lee Li but you guys man that, that Larry Fisher when he was in this ram. So this conversation is, is really minute to what's really transpiring. Let's not get too far away from that. And in that sense. Molly he lost benefit of the doubt in college. So whatever transpires I can't speak on this situation. 'cause I don't know the facts. Right. And I know it's our job and we're supposed to get on TV and say, we know things that we got a guy inside size, don't know. I don't know what, what will transpire after the league has their meeting, and this investigation and all of that. The one thing I do know though is that Tariq, he'll loss benefit of the doubt years ago. So that, that is the conversation that's going to be circling after this meeting has had and decisions are made about his future. But on the field maxim with you. He's a very important player in the right said. I agree with everything. You just said, what I'm saying where we disagree is what what Mahomes needs around him. I think one of the homes the best player on the team. And the homes was the best player in the NFL last year. Let's be honest, so that's basically rookie year. I e that's credible. He has a chance to be the best to ever did it. Like he's that kind of like upside. But you do need weapons. And what I'm saying is what made Casey, especially devastating. Is he had three weapons on offense, other than himself, who you couldn't stop? Go ahead. You stop Travis. Kelsey, good luck. Good luck. Stop and Kareem hunt Kareem hunt may not be like a top three back or something like that. But when you he is he's a special kind of back and then to rekindle, and I'm saying you take away that homerun ability. He gives you an athletic plenum even compared to other top receivers where you take that away. You already have Kareem hunt away, and I liked them to make the playoffs. I like him to make some noise, but I don't like them to win the Super Bowl your favorite in the AFC this year. I know it's so early. It's New England somebody. You can you can try to create all these things about it is New England because Toyo vista air Tom Brady be Abella check is still there. And they know how to win. They prepare for individual games. Not seasons. So they entail. Somebody knocks them off thrown and it, and it, listen the Super Bowls that New England have lost. It's taken miracles for knows it hasn't been somebody just lying down and beat them. It's taken some, some unbelievable performances to get a dove over them. So until that Jane, but that the same thing with their wins suit almost all of their Super Bowls could have gone. Either way, the fact is that Bella chicken Brady get them into a position to win win or lose? It's close. And usually they've won. So I agree every couple years this happens to me. I started to think everything's falling apart New England, and then I'm like, okay wait until proven, otherwise it's it's, it's the smart my pick. A lot of patients their Gillian. Adam, it'll be here tomorrow, I can't even go to the Cape any job. Actually going this summer. I haven't been in your. I think it was a surprise when magic turn-ins resignation. I didn't see that coming, but everything else has been, you know, pretty much like you know as as, as any organization, whose forward and makes changes going into a new season. So as much as as has been speculated what Lakers are doing to me were in a really good place. More following our path and are going into the next season. All right. That was Jeanie Buss last night, making her first comment at the player wards on the red carpet there, since obviously magic step down in the team signed a day, Mark Speir still here with us max. I want to start with you. Genie seems like says the team is in a good place. It seems like a good place because they got day, right? Is she under the most pressure within the Lakers franchise? She is first of all, it's very important to her personally that the leaker succeed. She think about a few Jeanie Buss for a second all the stuff to set about your family. Right. Your brother was in charge of basketball vision. She laid back for several years, even as he was messing it up because this were his dying. Father's dying wish. The greatest owner in the history of American team sports by far right? Then he's franchise all the success and she's the chip off the block. And she's like this is family. And also her sense of family extends to LA. This is like a public trust in LA, and she's trying to do the right thing. And she's following in the footsteps of the best to ever did it. So. She feels personally enormous pressure. And then the fact of the matter is heavy is the head lies the head that wears the crown. I mean, the fact of the matter is, she is responsible for these decisions. It is on her. And now she's got LeBron and AD magic up and quit. She for some reason, like if it's between magic and Pelinka Pelinka still there. But magic quit genie is actually yes, under the most pressure. Everybody's insulated except Jeanie Buss. So, so there, there are layers to blame and we saw magic do it when he was sitting here with you guys within every other round. But, but when the general public star speaking, it's going to be Jeanie, Buss laws, control. I said it we got the Rambus in, in the house. We got Pelinka in the house. We got Phil Jackson hand dipping in the job decision. Make now you got LeBron and the mix about how much he has on a franchise. And how much his say. Goals. They brought in a d who's who I think, is going to be the young new face of the Los Angeles Lakers, which was a great move for Anthony Davis. If this organization gets their self in a great position. But bus is Jamie buses, the only one not insulated and till your point max, the legacy that she has to uphold is unbelievable. Now here's the thing. When, when she talked at three accommodate awards. She wanted to curse my Magic Johnson. Now, she she was devastated by. Through a voice, this is a relationship that has meant a lot to her for a long time. And when magic did what he did now they'll get over it, because I believe that they really are genuinely like family. So at some point, they'll sit down over some wine and have that conversation with salute, so at at some point, but magic through janey under the bus because on every show what did we say? This is janey buses responsibility to delegate, power and give people a position and let them know exactly what their job is. You had the president of basketball, who was Magic Johnson, who was supposed to make personnel decisions coaching decisions that was stripped away from him. He said it was too many people talking now. We get the genie, and Jeannie has all of quote unquote, her people imposition to put the Lakers imposition to have success. What else? So it will follow her nowhere else genie was tapped as she was going to be. The one that made things right? Jim wasn't popular with the fans. Jim didn't understand. He wasn't enough. His dad of all the siblings genie was selected by, like, acclamation. And by her father as like Michael Corleones. She was gonna make the family, right? You know, and she and so, so there's also all of that there's expectations of her, and it's one of the most interesting stories in the NBA, the soap opera of the Lakers people. It's not like even as we talk about her, and we disagree with things she's done or thinks she's messing something up. Everyone's rooting for Gino. Everyone wants to see her fulfil the bus family legacy. So that adds to the pressure. It adds to the pressure just does in a she was the type that didn't care like it's been described to me. You know why Antonio Brown's good under pressure. You don't care new care. Odell maybe cares too much. Right. Gene is not one of these psychopaths who doesn't care genie really cares. That just adds to the pressure. I have some breaking news here, guys. I think you'll like this max, the Toronto Raptors president of basketball, operations Maasai Jerry says he is staying with the team. Name and their Ryan tell he made the announcement to reporters during a season ending media Vel -bility saying I love it here. My family loves it. Here. My wife loves it here, which is important. My kids are Canadian, I wanna win more in my mind I am here. So obviously, we know the wizards offered him a huge deal. They were going to back up the Brinks truck for him, but he staying put in Toronto, so with that, I'm gonna ask you this. You think Hawaii stays now. I don't have any information on this, the optics are the co is staying. And that's why messiah Stang right? Like that's what it looks like this depan, hearing news. That's my gut reaction. Think about international. The NBA is beside Jiri is not from this continent. He is the president of basketball, operations for a team that doesn't play in this country and he's got a guy from LA that's his his centerpiece. Like this is the global sport on all over here a lot about soccer. But NBA basketball is coming for everyone. This is going to be the number one global sport in short. Order at Maasai Jiri and the Toronto Raptors and maybe collide, Leonard are emblematic of that, you know what the beauty is. He was a part of changing the narrative. How many times that we talk about the raptors being one of the best teams in the east, but couldn't get couldn't get hung? So this, this particular move. Remember how we? Killed Kawai Leonard for not playing 'cause we what he's healthy. He just didn't want to be there co. I wasn't healthy. He didn't feel like he was ready to go back on the court what this organization day for quiet. I don't think you forget that as a player when we talk about loan management, king Ryan, Hollins upload management. They gave a wide ability to be exactly who he is. You know what you could fly under the radar the US you play for the raptors. Right. But at the Beckett at the back end you got one point five million people that, that are looking to you to be the savior of everything when it comes to basketball, we got rid of a perennial. All-star damore derozen to bring you in to do exactly what you did messiah. Jerry's pitch is not hard to Limerick today, transitioning right now, just naturally in the conversation because Masais staying in Toronto to Hawaii, Leonard. Let me sum up. Why think why Leonard? It's not some but it'll explain and it'll give you. You insight into why believe quiet Leonard's the number one player in the game given the bronze absence from the playoffs this year. When Leonard was her. First of all, did he seek a super team to beat LeBron you can say he was born into it, but the Spurs were something less than a super team. They were well oiled machine and they beat the LeBron super team. And he won MVP when he was a puppy. He's a full blown dog. Right, phil. Had a chance to beat to beat Steph in them. And they lost LeBron came in one then K D joined the seventy three win team that beat them. So you could say, oh well, how does that? Now, think about this. I was hurt. There was enormous pressure from the most credible guy in the business, Gregg Popovich, sending lieutenants, like Tony Parker out the bad mouth Kawai if you're up against the Spurs. You must be in the wrong Kawais not worry about that co is ready. Worrying about getting himself right doing the right thing, right? K D succumb to the pressure. Now, one dude is hurt with a ruptured achilles. He's not gonna play next year. He'll he won't be the same for two years. If he's ever the same and Kawhi Leonard just won the chip. And I'm going to I'm telling you right now about a chip up again next year because he's not worried about that all that extra stuff. I want to go there right now and obviously I want to get involved markets. All right. So we know what the Lakers are now let's say, we think the Lakers are the favorite. I know you don't not part of it was with the clippers, so Houston's in the mix warriors are in the mix. The west is. Wide open fair to say a lot of young teams obviously as well. So the Toronto Raptors stay as they are with Kawhi Leonard. Are they beating LeBron led Lakers? Oh, yeah. For sure for sure. I mean I very confident about that the real threat that we were talking about during the break Philadelphia who came close. If Ben Simmons progresses a little bit, and Butler states and Harris stays. But think about the raptors for a second now, Kawai just did what he did or we sure he's done getting better. He seems to keep getting better. That's one to Siaka most improved player. Do we think Siachen is gonna get better than I do? I got a sleeper Kyle Lowry, by the way is over the hiccups in the playoffs. It seems he bowled out when they need it most on the road and gain why Leonard afforded him net now check this out, you know who no one's talking about and Anobi and nobody looked like a young Draymond green before he got hurt now. It's not for sure he's going to pan out on maker looked like he was going to do that in Milwaukee, it didn't happen, right? But if anything, I think the raptors are going to be better next year than they were round fully rested, AD. I mean, we're talking to mega superstars out there. You're still moron gets LeBron. It's just like the New England conversation. Right. If it hadn't been for the Golden State Warriors, LeBron may have six championships. If if. Warriors and what happened because of him. L K D went to Golden State as Brosseau look, as much as I'm what? Linter has done because it's hard to do. And this was the same team. Like I mentioned before that couldn't get out of the east champion the Eastern Conference championship to win a championship with that. Being said that grown man in LA is coming back with some animal instinct. Trust me. Hey LeBron, just everybody. He's boy. Bothering why is he's her MAGS Kelham assay than his cO. Why is the best player? We talked about Jaanus and Katie is the number one player in the world, and he's just been sitting back in their late saying, okay, we some things happen in the city of during Leonard a robot sent from the future to destroy Basler. You think why Leonard cares about you? He cares about your pants here about that. But the one thing, the Brian has proved to us time and time again. He don't care either. Mind free agency begins Sunday. All these teams can make moves the Laker Ron. Might not stay as my Jerry. My switch them around is he's gonna make a better. If LeBron AD stay healthy. They will surely when a championship in LA, I do not believe it will be this upcoming year. There's too much stuff to get done. And then who do you trust? Pelinka or Maasai Jiri to make to get the details, right? Route person Musab, but also will say this cow Lowry has to continue to cow, Larry. We saw in these playoffs did get eighty there. All right, we're thank you so much for being with us. A lot of fun as. Come on. Stop that. The by the king-maker. I saw that cover.
Who Will Get Cognitive Decline? [60 Sec Psych]
"Today on sixty seconds side. GET COGNITIVE, decline. The brain changes that lead to dementia can be seen as early as twenty five years before the illness starts. We can't test for those changes, but who might be at risk. This Meta analysis led by Carol Hutton looked at studies that followed healthy middle aged adults with no cognitive problems at the start to see which behavioral and psychological factors predicted dementia and cognitive decline down the road, depression was the strongest predictor of future dimension, cognitive decline depression, just about doubled the risk of mild cognitive impairment, the second best predictor, sleep, duration, both long nine hours, or more and short five hours or less sleepers had a greater risk of cognitive decline. The results stemmed from twentieth studies all but four of which were prospective, involving sixty two thousand patients in an average follow up of four years. Other variables. They looked at included anxiety, apathy, agitation, irritability and perceived stress with these there was some evidence to a link to dementia or cognitive decline, but it wasn't consistent or strong enough to make the cut. So why are these results useful? Well, depression and sleep duration are risk factors that people can change although the findings don't prove the treating those risks will prevent them show. There's good reason to think they will from what we know about the biology of depression at least in part. These results might encourage people in middle aged seek treatment sooner for depression and get better sleep.
01. Why I started the SIP?
"Kenny soto and his guests are not registered investment advisers. All opinions are kenny's and his guests alone. Nothing discussed today should be relied upon for investment decisions or advice. This show is just information. Entertainment purposes only please work directly with investment professional. And don't forget to do your own research after listening to each episode. The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now. That is an old chinese proverb. Welcome to the sensible investor podcast and thanks for listening to episode one. My name is kenny. Soto and if you're listening to this is melissa thank you. I really appreciate your time in your attention now. I wanted to start off this podcast and episode one by talking about a pivotal lesson. That i learned back in high school. I think i was like fourteen or fifteen years old. Give or take. I was in a living environment class. And i can't remember the teacher's name but i will always remember. She told us when we did our first lesson. She was basically talking about how to pass the class in. How easy would be to pass if we just listen to this one tidbit and it was that if you wanna learn anything not just biology or science or any other subject but literally anything. What matters most is not reading material studying. It really wanna learn something you need to teach it. And that's why i created the sensible investor. This podcast is a tool that i'm using to not only help you learn more about investing but also myself in the sense that i know i won't necessarily know topic about investing if i'm not able to explain it to you and what better way to learn about a topic then to share with them. Learning with friends family acquaintances in. Hopefully a growing audience listens. So that's that's the main purpose of this. Podcast is for me to share learning over time for you to hopefully engage with me challenged the ideas and strategies that i'm proposing and hopefully both of us can potentially grow rough together and yeah that's pretty much it so i wanted to also give some background about who i am as an investor. I started my investing journey. Back into dozen fifteen. When i downloaded the robin hood app a apt that. I'm sure a lot of people are familiar with today. Twenty twenty one but it back in two thousand fifteen. I didn't know a lot of people who are investing in general and lobby by new using like fidelity or td bank Td ameritrade. I think is the stop trading service that they have. now people are using fintech ops. Like robin hood were acorn. Even and when i started off i got really lucky because i was still in college. I didn't have fulltime salary meaning. I wasn't losing a lot of money. How is still losing money as investor at that time. Because i wasn't educated enough to know what i was doing and i was just literally throwing money at random stocks here in there even remember the first time i bought a stock and lost money. It was shake shack which is a great company. But i just didn't know when i was doing and it was the first time i ever experienced the company. Hi peeling Which is the initial public offering. And i was like. Oh this is cool. I think i'll make some money. So i put one hundred dollars. Give or take into into the stock buying three shares and the next day at tanked in. I got scared. So i sold on my stock to my. I realized loss which sucks but at the end of the day. What helped the most was having that. Experience happened to me more than once throughout these past six years to really help understand that the reason why portfolio was losing money each and every single time was because i was uneducated as an investor and i found that as i started to educate myself more. I actually my. My performance actually started to perform even better over time. And obviously there's a correlation there. Because i i now no more than six years ago obviously and because of that i am able to not only lose money but also gain money now. I don't believe that the best way to share investing advice is to tell you about a civic company a specific asset class but more so not what to think how to think not what to buy how to buy how. thus that's more important than anything else. I want this podcast tool that enables you to find more resources. No what resources to look for and then make your own sound decisions on what to put your money in sensible investing is not about betting on a mean stock like amc or game. Stop or putting ten thousand dollars in. Bitcoin and buying the dip simple investing is about being responsible. Your money because at the end of the day if you are an investor. I believe that will you're trying to do is exit. The rat race. You're not trying to be consumer you're trying to be an owner and as being an owner being invested in a company. You need to know why you own the asset. You shouldn't put your money in something not know why you own it. If your answer to the why is heard it from cnbc that it's a hot tip or your friend. Megan or someone bought it. They've been holding over twenty years just because someone else is holding. Something doesn't mean that you should hold it too. So that's why in this podcast. I'll never tell you what to buy. And i'm not gonna sure my portfolio. I'm mainly gonna show you and share with you. Why unin investor how. I'm growing as an investor in what i'm thinking about when i choose. Companies in asset classes the sensible investor. Podcast isn't just a podcast. I wanna make club a club of women and men who don't want to be consumers anymore. The also one big owners and i thank you for giving me the chance to share the things that i'm going to learning with you. It's going to be a wild ride. And i can't wait to see where the study leads us in future episodes. Are we talking about personal finance investing topics but that in no way means that i am legally able to provide financial advice. That means that. I'm not a financial professional. Not certified anything. So whenever i mentioned a strategy or tactic please please please please do your own research too. I just think it's my job with this. Podcast help point you in the right direction. I mean after all the goal is for all of us to become sensible investors. The best way to do that is to not just work on picking the right assets but also picking the right resources and arming ourselves with knowledge. That said i think i'll end episode one here. Lastly i wanna give a special thanks to several people who inspired me directly or indirectly to start this podcast starring off with my fiance mammary and my mother who is an accountant and since i was a little kid has shared with me the importance of knowing math in budgeting and personal finance. I wanted to give a special shout to maurice. Brett's ild in jack cohn who introduced me to the topic of investing when i worked at score new york city and i also want to give a special out a special shout out to a fraternity brother by the name of law who gave me my first investing book. Charles schwab's guy to financial independence simple solutions for busy people. If it wasn't for that book. I probably would have never continued this journey now going on for six years so definitely a special shot in and last but not least i want to give a special shout out to my cousin. Stephanie end zachary. I'm making this podcast specifically for both of you as well. 'cause whenever i'm thinking about a new episode topic on both of you and the end of the day if you're growing your wealth you should be sharing your no was your family. Thanks for listening to the sensible investor. Podcast this podcast is a labor of love but does that mean the means that i'm working with the team. One person me if you enjoyed listening to this podcast and you want sport it definitely start by sharing of your friends and family who love investing and even better share it with someone you know who hasn't started investing but his thinking about doing it. Who knows maybe just maybe one of these episodes is. The canonists convinces them to get started on their financial journey.
Screw the Algorithm Just Post | Mate Society Digital Marketing Agency | DH058
"Welcome to digital Hospitality. I am your host Sean Walsh if this is a Callie BBQ media production and if you're a first-time listener to this podcast, we are a podcast that talks about the difference between the online world and the offline World We own a barbecue restaurant. That is a media company. How is that possible? That's why we put on this podcast to teach you that you too can become a media company. We believe that every business needs to be the digital needs to be digital first month, but every business also needs to be in the hospitality business. So even if you are an online business, you need to know that there are humans online that are interacting and you need to treat them in a way that sets them apart makes you unique and makes you stand out. So if you've been listening to the show for a long time, we are grateful that you're here every single week. We have a variety of topics that we talk about From Sports entertainment to people with media backgrounds two people that are influencers two people that run digital marketing agencies to people that are restaurant tours to mayor's office of cities in Bulgaria one of our recent podcast episodes, and we also talked about mental health because that's something that isn't talked about in business and we feel that it should be but today is a great very interesting episode for us because it gets to the heart of digital Hospitality. I came across these two co-founders online, which is where a lot of connections are made and deeper connections are made today's guests. We have Samantha trottier and Hernan Dario. Yeah and I are both tell me again. How do you say it off? Well is break here though Ricardo? Yes in Italian. It's yeah. I'm not expected to to be called by the correct pronunciation. That's okay. Yeah bath. Welcome, welcome to digital Hospitality. You guys are both the co-founders of made society, which is a digital marketing agency a bilingual digital marketing agency. And there's a lot of dish of marketing agencies, but you guys stood out immediately when I saw the content that you were putting out on both on Instagram and on LinkedIn and then I went to your website and you can tell the heart of who people online which is something that we hoped that resonates with people that listen to the podcast is the world that we live in the things that we are compelled to share the things that we're compelled to buy off. Um, you've got to get to the heart and I think the thing that excited me the most was how you guys were presenting online and what you were doing for your clients. So welcome to the show. I'm grateful to have met I want to I want to get a little bit of the background of your your digital Journey because each person I think one of the one of the important things that I do as a host is demystify the internet off Make make it less complicated when we start to talk about search engine optimization and Google AdWords and mobile-first websites and you know coding language everybody in whatever Niche you're in. If you're in a you have a language that you speak if you're in restaurants you speak a certain language if you're a software company you speak a certain language and it's my job as a host to remember that even though our specialty is barbecue and media. I still need to break it down to the basics and when you get down to the basics, you're talking about digital storytelling you talking about audio video images and written words. Yeah and how you produce them how you create them how you share them? All the strategies that go into that and you know, I think we'll we'll start with Samantha, I guess. When when did you get this digital bug to understand that this is the world that we're living in but also you can start studying this and possibly make a career out of a yeah, so I went to college originally just for business and when I was looking at dead What area I wanted to go into obviously I grew up with a phone in my hand with all online. So I kind of knew that that's where it was going. Obviously. I saw some of the growth of it off and in college they had this major that was a combination of business and coating. It was more for those extroverted people that wanted to be the intermediary off between the coders and the business strategy. So you learn what the coders do and then you interpret it to display it to the business and when I learned about the major I learned that way it's growing at 80% there was going to be a million jobs per year increase in it. And so I was like, this is perfect. This is lots of opportunity. I know off the futuristic aspect of learning about artificial intelligence and coning and I just saw a lot of potential in that so that's why I decided to switch my major from just business to management information systems wage. And then to go into transferring to the digital marketing agency. I just graduated college in may actually this year and month and we started the agency after I got laid off from my it job just I wasn't happy in that and I knew that digital marketing is just so much more fun and creative and was something that I was more interested in doing rather than strict coding day in day out. What what about the IT job that didn't invoke that same passion of when you switched your major thought it was surprising because it was a lot more computer focused than I thought. I thought it would be more talking to people talking strategy talking to coders talking to business people but it was the wrong really computer Centric job that they would give you some data to Crunch and send you away. Hm and only the upper-level managers kind of got to have those conversations that wage. Brought me to the want to do that major. That's interesting. Yeah, I think one of the things the more that we do Consulting for other businesses is starting to understand if she was talking to each other in each different type of company, whether you're a small-business single unit business multi-level business, you know, or a huge publicly traded company, it's you know, the marketing and the sales talking to each other or the engineers the people that are producing the products cuz only through those conversations. Do you start to understand pain points in different areas that you can actually hone in on a pain point and actually make that incredible marketing opportunity. Yeah. Did you have any professors that kind of stood out to you? There were that that taught you something that you still used today and think about I definitely the fourth person that comes to mind is my digital marketing Professor you had us. It was actually called e-commerce. He had his build a website and e-commerce website and talk about the different ways to Market It Off. How to Market it through social media how you did a little weak on SEO and I loved that class. And so that kind of transferred into now and seems obviously is what I am doing the most I unfortunately, I don't remember his name but that class was only brought to my university in the past two years. Yeah, so I'm going to just probably the most important classes that they start teaching moving forward. Yeah that 80% statistic. It's something that you know when Jeff when Jeff Beezus learned about how many people were coming online. That's that was his push to start an online bookstore that we all know his Amazon. Yeah, the amount of people that are coming online. We cannot underestimate I think off for me is somebody that lives in the barbecue space and the restaurant space and now I do a lot of stuff in media and marketing. It's just interesting to have the conversation because so many wage People aren't even thinking about they know that they need to be on digital. They know that they need to have a website. They know that they need to be doing social but they don't understand the long-lasting impacts that they need to start today. It's not it's not like, you know, oh we're going to do that into the future once coronavirus has gone. It's no we need to address this now and if we don't know how to do it, we need to find people like you guys that can help them, you know, really clarify their message. Yeah until their story and we think we talked all the time that a lot of it is just about putting content out. There are more content more content because it doesn't have to be perfect. But the more you put out there the more you're going to get from it. So rather than spending so much time worrying which is what a lot of people do is they have so much fear that way they're not going to do the right thing on social. It's like there. No, there is no right thing. You just have to put it out there and keep putting it out there and be consistent. That's great Point. Yeah. Yeah and also log So, uh, you know people is kind of afraid like oh, okay, you know or or is not realizing the opportunity or they realize the opportunity that happens a lot that they realize opportunity but I think they're late that's also thing as like, you know, always the best moment to do things is yesterday and the second best moment is today, you know, that's a long ways and people think a lot of people think they are late as like, okay this juice brand they have already 200,000 followers and they have 10,000 likes in every photo and all the influences are working with them. But yeah, you know like that question it's over and over in ten years going to happen the same but people starting now they're going to have a lot of following or a lot of wage a little rich and people in ten years. They will think that today was the best opportunity, you know, so you have to realize that you know, that's a circle and it's always going to be a good time to start off. And yeah, just don't be afraid, you know, just saying the truth and I think that too many people so lose a lot of time in trying to find the way of of saying it perfectly and you sure it's not needed. You just have to say what you believe of what you doing. Yeah, that's all it'll be real and authentic invulnerable when vulnerabilities huge. It's something that isn't discussed as much as it should be because it goes to the fear the fear of rejection, you know, we see Instagram and you see a perfect feed or you see a website and one of the things early on when we first started our restaurant 2008. I made sure that we never had any stock photos. I didn't want stock photos of a burger or wings or BBQ because it didn't represent what somebody would actually eat when they came into a restaurant. It was my job to learn how to take better photos and publish those photos. But those were the photos that were going to live online or non. Tell me a joke. Me a little bit about your background cuz I'm curious. You said your family's name is it's an Italian name, but where did you grow up? So I'm well I can tell you from the beginning of this story. I'm I'm from Argentina. I was wondering as a family of European immigrants like all argentineans. And and yeah, I was I was raised in the countryside. So I you know barbecue also is a big know it's a global thing for sure. So yeah, so I was raised with this way home feeling, you know Countryside and she's actually also from countries and so we connect a lot in that sense that that family way to work and that honestly to to work up there and my father have a hardware store so I work since I was a kid there helping him around and and I'm getting to know customer. Service from the beginning and then I went to the city to study marketing and business. So I studying city of Rosario, which is pretty big city in Argentina. I studied some marketing. Uh, then I moved to I start traveling around the world mostly for surfing because I love surfing so I was just traveling around trying to find good waves and that's great. Yeah, I get that what you were searching online for places that had that had the best waves. Is that how you experience you absolutely and that moment, you know, the reading box was a good thing off. You know, the Travelling blog blogs were blowing out and around what year what year are we talking about? That was like six years ago? Yeah, 2014, you know when the older travel blog started to blow. And and I I felt really inspired by that and I start traveling and well I came across I came across Indonesia and I arrived in Indonesia just to serve and just you know off of fun and I just get to know a Moroccan guy who was owning two restaurants and I I was doing photos as well for my trips just doing practice. I like that document camera or using your camera to camera it was the cheapest DSLR you can get and I feel like with that camera you can do is get in. Yeah, but I was doing that. I came across this guy and he owns two restaurants and really cool one Moroccan restaurant. And another Burger Joint that there was just opened off on you know, I was working for him just to exchange in exchange that food and and and house and wanted for him. Yeah, and I started laughing. And then this guy was like okay, you know since you solid and he opened a couple of other Concepts and I help them to create and we start to creating Concepts and and opening restaurants in in Indonesia wage. So super fun was incredible experience. I didn't have any experience in Hospitality before so yeah that was in Indonesia. I lived like three years their thumb and then I was kind of like, okay, I just feel like I need to try something else. You know, I feel like I did it and I moved to Europe. I lived some time in Sweden off sometime in Germany Berlin like a a year between these two places. Yeah, and this guy the same guy for Indonesia came back to me and say I want to open with our concept this year comes in Asia. I went back to Indonesia after after Europe. We started creating three new Concepts. He was crazy because we have the ideal job. Upgrading to a new restaurant concept seemed like three months. It was crazy that's happening right now with ghost kitchens and virtual restaurants there many Independent Restaurant operators as many long years. There's many yeah our understanding that the the whole landscape of costs that it takes to open up a restaurant are reduced significantly if you open up a ghost kitchen, so I'm actually brand building and constant building is is is a great. It's a great place to be in. Yeah, so we were working a lot and then, it happened and you know, Indonesia off the borders and everything went down and I was like, okay, you know, I met some also in Indonesia, she was struggling there so low and and we met their home and I have this agency which is man-made society that actually made I don't know if you know, it's a it's a drink from Argentina mati everyone knows here because he's dead. And she has a drink here very very popular and it's actually from from a Leafs in Argentina. We drink it in a cup with straw sharing between everyone off and the name came because of that of working together of a family of of sharing, you know, uh, all having the same power of opinion, you know, like a like a group of friends. Yeah. So that was the name of the company the company we started uhh around 2018. I studied by myself and with my life a graphic design teacher. Oh nice. Yeah. Yeah that's going to that's going to happen a lot more than people realize that professors and business teachers the amount that can happen because of this digital connection where somebody inspires you but then they become your coach or mentor and then a business idea turns into a partnership. Yeah so dead. What the last time that I was living in Indonesia my time in Europe, we have this this agency with him. You know, he he's he's ten years older than me and he have already won a berth agency very very famous in Argentina working for clients Nike ESPN big client. What's a good combo with me? You know some fresh view from me. I'm I've been more money orientated and he was very, you know, uh designed orientated. Yeah. Yeah brand brand design-oriented. So we started I was doing that on on the south always with my full-time jobs. And then whenever when happened is commenting I was like, okay what we're going to do. She was going to move to Indonesia and then we we didn't really know what to do was like, okay. I'm just going to go to the and and we we study full-time with this is yeah. That was like pretty much my story and amazing job. You had you had enough of an impact to impress me with the work and the stories that you're doing have you one which says it says a lot? I think it's very powerful and I hope that the off the listeners understand how early we are from. We don't know what we don't know and there's so much different opportunity that you know, there's public relations companies. There's digital marketing agencies our social media agencies their content creation agencies every single person every single person that's working for these companies the founders delete like, oh we all have to continually learn every single day and improve so that we can make better content for our clients as well as for ourselves as well as for the industry. Yeah, It's complicated. It's complicated from the outside. It's complicated from the inside. But then when you get it down to the basics of what you're doing, which you guys have done a great job of is your boss. You're telling the story of the brand and that's the story of the heart. Can you tell me a little bit about the advice that you give to clients when they when you start working with them as far as how they're presented not physically, but how what what your vision is for your how they should be presented online. Yeah, I think one way we start with that is trying to learn as much as we can from there digital presence and then we meet with them. We asked all these questions. Here's what we interpreted from your digital presence. Is this way you're trying to get across and really get into the heart and the soul of the brand and a lot of times. It seems that Founders really obviously feel passionately about their brand but they have a hard time getting that to come across or anyone has that problem. And so when once we talk to them, we really get the feel and the energy and the voice from the founder of the brand and then reflect it back to them if that's what they would like us to share online. Yeah, I think that's the way I for me. I feel like I approach is very, um, very honest, you know, we don't we we don't try to complicate too much stuff. We try to to get the the message that they want to wage. That they want to share a simple as possible and put it down into easy words, you know now wants to know wants to guess things, you know. Yeah, so it's like you just put it in a simple way and share this page. I also never work in in in a corporate job. So that helps me a little bit of like being like easy going and and yeah and having that contrasts with them and she knows what what is to be to to write the email formally, you know, I don't know how to write an email. So I think that's that's also good to consider all the facts and all the possibilities and just put down a simple message and and yeah feel like Express what you want to say in a simple way. I think that's that's the thing. Yeah, and I'm always makes for every brand brand guidelines with like the leap go over the proper logos at the client and five words to describe the brand so that we all know home. It's not the mission. It's not the vision but it's just five words that we're all going to keep in mind every day. When we reflect the voice of the brand and every graphic design everything we do. Yeah, in fact, we just try to keep that always reflected so that people hopefully think the same five words only think of that brand. Yeah. I think it comes back as also self-awareness is like, okay you open a barbecue restaurant make sure that you like barbecue and you just don't do it just because of the money, you know, and then if you if you if you know your thoughts of enough you can I feel like you can be honest and you can know how to talk to people. Uh, I think that's the greatest asset you can have what kind of strategies Dodge do you advise clients or help clients with on Instagram specifically and I think in terms down like the most important thing is being consistent. And it's just as far as posting schedule or as far as those consistent in visually, yes, it's very important. I feel is very important. But the most important thing is just being consistent. But whatever you have if you don't have any budget and you just have a phone just document everything just do I don't know make Tik Tok videos and how you cook your steak or you know, I think that's that's the most important number one thing is I just be present. You know, now if you're not present in in online, you know anywhere that's something you're known always says to me is we a lot of clients worried about the algorithm what time to post when to post like super specific things and turn on with someone that always said to me like a screw the algorithm just post just post good quality content and people will like it. It doesn't matter if it's 9 a.m. Or 9 p.m. As long as it's quality content. They're going to like it and they're going to see the next one song. So that's something that we've always tried to reflect to our clients that posting at 9 a.m. Or 10 a.m. Isn't going to be the difference between life or death. Yeah. I'm just going to put the quality out. There show The Vision show The Voice and that's the most important. Yeah, I think that's it is just you know, like this hashtag things and and and posting times it is very important. But yeah it have a limit, you know, but ultimately all ultimately at the end of the day the most important thing is establishing The Habit in my and it's that that daily habit and that daily dedication to you know, whether you're doing it yourself or you're working with the team is to that Co-operative aspect of effort, you know, like we talked about before the marketing not talking to the sales or not talking to CEO not talking to the engineers. How do we create an environment where there's a feedback loop? You know, there's a wage. Our channels so that if something is coming up, you know, I can't tell you how many different times we've talked to clients or people that run companies and they participate in conferences before covid-19. Yeah, exactly. I mean, yeah, we did a really good moment for for for small businesses, you know, you don't have anyone in the middle between your phone and the people literally between the phone and the people so we're in a very moment that you can have the same opportunities as know as a big chain or the big franchise, you know home with a dollar in Instagram. You can reach seven hundred people's five hundred people with their own doctor, you know that opportunities like it's crazy, you know, and and people still don't realize that wage on an ads are very important, you know feels like oh, I don't want to pay any second, you know, but yeah, but you can have any budget and that's another thing that we always try to reflect to our clients. Is that off whatever your budget is for social Instagram can work with any budget. You can grow your Instagram with any budget. You can grow Instagram for free as long as you're engaging with your customers and producing confirm. And quality content, so it's not expensive. It's just the needs to be thoughtful but also just needs to be you just need to keep going at it no matter what fell and keep going and you learn from your mistakes and thankfully Instagram has insights so you can just learn from what you posted and what your people are liking and post more of what they're liking. Yeah. Just just be a little bit thoughtful and what will deposit is working on a um, yeah, and also now like, uh what I said just before that we in agreement, I feel like it's kind of get more and more and more expensive ya Instagram ads Facebook ads. So I feel like it's a good moment to know. Where is your people if using Facebook page in Instagram or if it's a big dog and and put a nun spend money on it and invest some money on it because you know when when the TV is going to be dead. I think a couple of years and all that companies are going to stop putting money on the T and they're going to put all that huge budgets in Instagram and it's going to be crazy. It's going to be impossible again. So we still talk I know in a huge Advantage the moment that we live in I think what do you see on the global side? I mean, I'm fascinated with the bilingual agency, especially because we're here in San Diego and we know how important are Hispanic Community is. We also know how incredible Google is and all these abilities to translate languages or come in at speeds that we don't even understand so that now that we're producing a podcast that can literally be listened to in Indonesia or Bulgaria or Argentina off and whatever native language and when somebody's searching for that type of content in apple podcasts or Spotify this content can come up and that's something that I I think it's hard job. To explain it's hard to wrap our head around but it's also interesting for me to have the conversation with people like you that actually travel the world that have conversation with other businesses and different parts of the world because it's not just an America thing where offline versus online. How do we blend those two in my buying in that? There is actually a Model T Ford and that's not going to be horse carriages. What am I pretending that we're always going to have horse carriages like once you understand that the Model T Ford is here and that roads are going to start getting built and highways are going to get built and more cars are going to get built. Then you can get rid of the attitude that while I want. It's nice for me to ride in a horse carriage and I use that analogy just because like this is a global shift that's happened before. I mean, this is off before covid-19 is happened the last twenty years going from you know, the internet to mobile first two apps to you know, to where we are now, there's all these there's all we're building on the back off. Giants, you know all these incredible companies have come but now that's the opportunity for small business owners for creatives for people that are writers for people that take photos for two people that do video business and business. This is what businesses need. I mean, that's why we say that we're a media company cuz we are we're producing media content. What what do you see in different parts of the world as far as the are they embracing the smartphone as the greatest tool that's ever been invented in our lives probably ever or is it more kind of the same as it is here in the United States where there's people that are playing the game-within-a-game and then there's people that are pretending that even though they're on their phone all the time. Their wife is on the phone all the time. Their kids are on the phone all the time that their business doesn't need to be on all those different apps off their family is on. What what is your perspective on that? No, I feel like yeah. Yeah globally is is being taken in that way. You know, it's it's very possible. You know like the whole world is changing and shifting and there's no way to change that in really not much difference between the countries if your legs are some difference between within the apps that they using or or not. But pretty much the shift is in the whole world and I feel like you know, it's not too hard. It's not too hard to to find a way of communicating what you want to say off because it's it's it's it's who we are, you know is the way that we are communicating by by our personal Instagram as well. You know, it's like okay. I put this in my purse Instagram but I put how how the kitchen is a little dirty my person in second. But then in in in the Instagram of the business, you know, I have to grab everything clean and I have to have a guy off with the huge strobe in the back. Yeah paying $10,000 should just to get the photo of one burger and you know, so I feel like that shift is off. To bring important is like being low impact in everything that you do. Uh, I don't know if I'm going out of subject here. Now. That's I think that's it's very important and we talked about it but content creation if people buy into content creation if they go yes, I believe that videos are good for my business and I believe that having videos on different platforms is good in a traditional business owners mind. They think I have to hire a film production company and that's going to cost me $10,000.25 and it's going to be a 7-hour shoot or a two-day shoot and it's going to be a huge inconvenience for my business and once it's done it's done and I'm going to feel like I never want to do it again. It's the same way. We build a website you build a website. It's a pain in the ass you build it and then you like, okay I'm done with well actually know them website is a living breathing e-commerce site that's telling the story of your brand you need to do it every day. It needs to be alive and inviting the customer the same wage. I'm going to pay for a hostess to be up the front of my restaurant to welcome somebody cuz if there's no Hostess there but there's no Hostess online or nobody responds. You think they're going to come back know exactly off know it's funny because sometimes happen to us that we go to let's say we have outdoor show and this lifetime should we have right here and I just arrived with my little bug with the camera and two lenses when people is like it happened to us. Once it is a client call us. The the manager that was not even they should call us again. Hey guys, like WhatsApp, you didn't bring any lighting any like, I mean, I do photography since years. Yeah is not needed in most of the time, you know, like people that you need huge equipment to actually create content and it's actually guys look continent is possible right now just use the content created content fast because tomorrow that menu page, Know which button pandemic is going to have happen or what political situation is going to be so you don't know if you have to change the menu or not to like you have that meeting today just post it, you know, and I think that's yeah, very important speed speed is very important and I think it gets overlooked with you know, especially that's the hesitation that people have to start investing is it's more important to invest in the team that you're going to have that's going to help you execute on a regular content cycle that you're always pumping out and that content as you guys know and as we know off just because it's an image or it's text or it's a video you have the native file you have the actual original file and you post it natively in different platforms because wage you that's how you repurpose content. Yeah. Yeah, we have that approach. We have the approaches fast and and we understand that the content today. It's sad it's sad because off. I'm a before being a uh, a content creator for for business. I'm a photographer myself, you know, because I love that and I need something because you know, I I post a photo that I I think it's amazing and in one after one day it's gone, you know, no one sees again, so it's adding that way but we have to understand that we have to adapt to that. That's the reality of the moment and and content this is possible and we have to create it. You know, you don't need to that's our approach. That's our main approach is just like a creative content fast. Yeah. Yeah because it's funny a lot of our clients. We talked to them and we say that we're going to deliver the photos within 48 hours after the shoe and they're always supervised is always going to take 2 weeks a few weeks and we're like no you this content needs to be posted. Now you a lot of the times they come to us because they're out of content and it's like well you can't log Can we do have to post this as soon as possible? And if this is what your featuring you need to get it out there so that people can see it and like you said you can always repurpose it on different platforms and Thursday. We feel like it's important to just have a lot of fast content because on Instagram you can only post think what it once some it's just important to keep keep creating. Keep letting your voice be heard. Yeah, and you know the old like you said this long our Chutes and the whole you have to almost close your restaurant to do I should you know, we don't need in the that we don't like to do that as well. That's why you know, I feel I feel like we are part of this world that we live in right now. I know wants to spend seven hours straight shooting food, you know. Yeah. We also don't want that. We feel like it's not the best. We we like to divide the shoots to our should super low impact, you know know just dead. Invisible in the restaurant and just created do it fast. Do it in a good quality. Of course when lights are needed we use them when they are not needed wouldn't use them now with Photoshop Lightroom You Can Do Magic, you know, you don't need much you don't need five Strokes to to shoot a burger. So I feel like that's the future. You know, what advice would you give to somebody that wants to start taking phone photos on their phone like on their iPhone just as from a creative from composition Style just took advice. Would you give to a business owner that says okay I buy in I'm going to start using my phone. Yeah. I start actually creating content. How do I start taking better iPhone photos off? I think it's to start taking better iPhone photos. I think it's it's just about looking what it's what it's good. You have to look at on you have to like, okay. Let's go to this the table. In restaurants that I must love operation get Inspirations like okay, they're shooting like that. They using what do you think in the background if my foot is dark do I I should I use light or Thursday? Yeah. Sure. I'll use like to to have some contrast so, you know little things that you have to realize and you make make yourself some notes. I think one thing also that we see a lot of them is having problems with is they make the feed very very busy where it doesn't seem like the food as the main thing because there's so much going on in the background and what we personally love is way. It's really clean and you look at a feed and it's just super visually appealing and you know, just the food with a clean background or some plants or some Factory clean photos. Just what we always are striving to do because it's just so nice to look up. Yeah, and also there is something that at the moment in dog How many people follow restaurant Pages you know, you don't you don't normal people don't really like we follow restaurant Pages you go would like to see what other people's is doing and to learn name and number of people like, okay. What what's that place? That's the Instagram how it looks. Oh, wow looks amazing that's called. Yeah, you know and people think that oh, I don't have followers know you have account in the page that says how many people view your profile in the last week. So that's what's important. You know, how many people eating Google looking for you? How many people is in Instagram enter in your profile? It's okay. If you don't have many followers, you know, is that when you enter a profile and you see that that's your menu, you know, we always think it's important to be realistic because every photo doesn't need to be perfect will know that it's super propped up. You don't want them to see a photo and come to the restaurant and it's not the same thing. So it's not always about being perfect. It's just about showing what you have and getting it out there. That is all off. Be the most important. Yeah, just creating a profile. That's what we a little bit against this big production of photos because everyone knows the McDonald's burger don't look like that when you go to this page. Yeah, I love McDonald's. I just know that those those photos are the things that I always push back against was seeing something that was overly produced and knowing that that's not what it is. Yeah. Yeah. Oh you imagine your place is really expensive like people think. Oh, wow that that would be very expensive or they go to a restaurant and they feel like they just come because your border doesn't live the same life. So I feel like being an assist number one. Yeah, what kind of challenges do you have running your agency and scaling what kind of challenges with wage is it's difficult to sign clients, but when you do psych class and they see the work that you do they realize how valuable you are enough that they're going to fly you across the world to come back to Indonesia to you know off. Build more restaurants. I mean that that speaks. I mean there's no better Testament than that knowing when a restaurant owner buys into somebody that becomes the heart and soul you talk about soul in your on your website. What kind of challenges do you have scaling your type of business? I think I was I was raised in a family business. So I feel like I always have that approach and I always I never want my company to become, you know, corporate corporate or outside of me. You know, I like to have touch in everything that I that that I do and and see things in the same way. Um, so I feel I feel like that's the most I think song. Yeah. Yeah, and I think that's also our greatest difficulty with scaling is because putting trust in other people. This is our heart and soul and our baby, you know, it's we care so much so long For us to give that trust to other photographers or two other people is definitely something that we're working on and prevents us from scaling but we know it's not necessary to scale. So yeah, and we I feel like all businesses will work in this way. We just like we have a very small Court. Uh, we were just three people with its is awesome graphic design and it's me and and then we scale upward scale down depends if it's necessary or not. So I feel like that's the way the world is going to be in the future. You know, it's like not having employees and having working always with Freelancers. So I need that. I know this guy boom, you know, we do that. We have a ton of collaborators all over the world. That's why also we talked about different perspectives. And and and or or what do you say before bilingual being bilingual is it just dead? Two different perspective or even more it's like okay. I need to write. Uh, I need to write captions for this barbecue place. Oh, okay. Like let's call this guy from Argentina the sake of a break, you know, or or you know, so it's like having it's also a different language to when you get into a niche like barbecue. There's we speak the same language, but it's different type of style of barbecue for an Argentinian barbecue restaurant. Somebody searching for Argentinian barbecue is different than if they're searching for California style barbecue home as opposed to Texas BBQ. I mean just just those subtle differences will set you apart. But if you're willing to go that deep and I think what you said is very important. It's that you know, it's not always about feeling I mean, I think that we're living in a world where you can build what you want to build and almost to the point where you're selecting your clients like you're not picking clients that wage. Don't believe in the same core values that you believe in like they're going to start to come to you. It's a law of attraction. They're going to even they're going to pay you more money and you'll have less clients as opposed to a way that we used to scale which is how a law firm is built or how a typical agency is built. As you have the founders that are the strategist and that do everything and then you hire somebody else and as as long as layers of of team goes the creative side goes and then the Soul goes and you go what happened. We have all these clients. We're not we're not even making any more money. We have more problems. Yeah. Yeah, that's also the same agencies, you know, the like they are dying because you know, they are too big they became too big and and they have a ton of people to pay and you know, I thought you asked for a budget to make your brand and they say yeah, it's $5,000 main menu. Go to 15 km was like, oh, okay. So now one last them anymore and everyone is kind of scared of marketing job. Because a huge they become huge. So I think that the future now you can make a logo in in fiber for five dollars, you know, like I think the future is freelancer the factories diverse and the future is flexible. Yeah, that's something we always work with is yeah pulling in where we need collaborators and Freelancers and wage. That's definitely the way to work. Like you said rather than hiring a bunch of people nowadays. Everyone's working online anyways, so you might as well pick the best person for that project that you know, no matter where they live off of especially if they're from a different culture language because they'll provide completely New Perspectives and ideas. Whereas sometimes agencies can get that group think where they just keep doing the same thing over and over and then she died. So you need to just bring in new ideas New Perspectives Embrace new ideas always so that you can continue to grow and evolve. Yeah. No, I think that's that's great advice and it goes off. Yeah, we believe a rising tide lifts All Ships and one of my my my best friend my best man Jack. He he actually told me about it about a year ago just shot, you know, what the difference between a ship and a boat is because there's also a rising tide lifts all boats. That's like both of those quotes are often frequently used and I said, no, I don't know the difference between a a ship and a boat said well a boat can fit inside a ship. So it shouldn't is actually bigger and we've always said a rising tide lifts All Ships and what we need now is we eat other ships. So we need other thought leaders that are in digital that are in media production that are in photography that are in video that are podcasting that are in barbecue that are in Hospitality that are in thought leadership because those are the ships that are going to help all the other boats, but they're also the ships are going to help raise the time. So we're going to have conversations like this where I feel a connection with you guys in the work that you're doing. I know my team Stover and he and we'll and I know our listeners will and then when we think of something, yep. Not oh, well somebody else has an agency and that's a competing agency. Why are you having them on the podcast? No, I want I want to talk to the best thought leaders and hear their heart. I want to hear their heart. I see the work that they need and I'm compelled by the work that they're doing and other people will find them and be able to do some really great work moving forward. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, that's true as well. Well, we're super grateful to have you guys share your story on how can people best find the work that you guys are doing. You can find us on Instagram at work by mate wage. Its work by m a t e or mate Society mate society.com. You guys are phenomenal. I know that you're I mean the work that you've already done that work that you're going to continue to do I can feel I can feel your spirit. I know I know that the world is lucky to have you in the businesses are lucky to have it because it's ultimately what we're doing is we're we're off. Speaking of universal language and we're trying to get people that love what they do a small business owner any business owner any founder like we started with the reason like he she stood with the reason it was a family business with how it grew where it got too but ultimately you want to have an impact in that impact has to happen online now, so you need people that can help you share your digital storytelling in a way that is compelling on all those different platforms. And the only way to do that is to ask for help. Exactly. I know more people are going to start reaching out to you guys. Well, thank you so much you so I just thought and and and you also have a Simplicity of explaining things and declare that that helps a lot. Also it's good for us to talk and talk to you again and see what's your questions and it's a good reference for us and it's amazing all the content you you putting out this it's amazing and under medication. So we're very grateful as well. I I appreciate I hope that inspires you guys to start your own podcast because audio story storytelling which now can be done in video. It's it becomes a master class for me to go and Chase the thought leaders that I'm compelled by the people that I respect no matter what their background is so that I can hopefully help the people that listen to this podcast the people that run businesses that want to do great things, you know as a single unit barbecue restaurant what we've been able to do its I have to pinch myself after remind myself of you know, where we are and what we're getting to do, but nonetheless like it's therapeutic for me too. I learned I learned from every single guest that we have on you guys taught me so much today and I'm grateful for that. So thank you so much. I have a question regarding podcast. Yeah. What do you think it is this new tendency of creating short podcasts like 5 minutes even Ten Minute Podcast. What do you what time? Feel about that. I say yes. My answer is yes to all content creation. So whatever someone's compelled by back to what you said about how the rhythms there is a hack to get listeners. There's a hack to get more followers. There's a hack to get more subscribers. Ultimately you have to have compelling content that's consistent and that compelling content is audio video images and words and how it's distributed on the internet. It needs to just be more more and more often. That's a so whatever I tell everybody they need to have a party just but it's only by having a podcast. It's not it's not like I need to have a website and then the websites done podcasting becomes part of the education of who you are as a person. It's it's been my education for the last three years because I'm learning about the best podcasters. I'm learning about the best barbecue restaurants the best Hospitality. I read a book and I'd get to interview an author that I never thought I'd be able to interview an author wage. About the thoughts that I have that my team has and it makes the world much more exciting. It's it gets me fired up every single day sharing is caring job in the world will look forward to your podcast. You got your first subscriber over here. Thank you so much. We have a Blog also have a reading blog that we always yeah, you should bring up a cruise and get different perspectives and always try to make it fun and throw out some pop culture or things outside of digital marketing sometimes just because we thought yeah, I think Institute to write something for the blog, I think it's super important people over think what they need and what their target audience needs and the more that I share a car my struggles as a man my struggles as a dad my struggles as a husband the things that I love to do with my kids the more the people realize like I mean, we it's a universal language I mean birth We we make we make these differences in our lives way more than they need to be and we all you know, ultimately there there's a lot of amazing people out there and that's surrounding ourselves with amazing people in doing great work. I think that's something that we should all strive to do. Ya and love what you do every day. Yeah. You guys are awesome. We will follow you and thank you listeners. Please check out their website follow them on Instagram and be sure to reach out stay curious to get involved and don't forget to ask for help.
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"This week at macy's get great deals on fashioned and homosexuals update your wardrobe with twenty percent off new spring shoes at sneakers and twenty to fifty percent off fresh looks for him and her loss. Transform your space with lux hotel collection betting now forty percent off and macy's star rewards members turn on every purchase except gifford services and fees more at macys dot com slash star rewards savings off sale prices. Exclusions apply looks to me like the big news is the move and the ten year yield spike in back up again. Equities are off the not as much as i thought they might be jittery day and it has everything to do with rates rising as you were just mentioning david. The ten year yield up about nine basis points approaching one point five percent again last week. We learned socks. Just don't like a ten year yield a yield at those levels as they questioned. Whether it's not just the healthy reflation we've been looking at as opposed to whether there's some inflationary causes so earlier today in the pre market. The nasdaq one hundred futures. Up one percent at the lowes as those yields. Were really rising down. One point six percent right now down one percent of course tak taking the hit because rising yield a repricing of risk brings into question valuation however banks the second best sector on the year climbing on the day the knx index k. B w bank index up sharply the financials. That's the second best actor for the day right now. Up one point seven percent again as yields rising asking that question of reflationary inflation david as you know we were talking about this not so long ago and it really does appear to be reflationary at this time as investors look forward to the reopen the economy stronger growth. Ahead the idea that.
Monitor Show 16:00 06-30-2021 16:00
"Hey everybody jay farner here. Ceo rocket mortgage and rocket companies last year. We saw historically low mortgage interest rates. In fact over one million homeowners took advantage of refinancing or buying a new home with rocket mortgage. What you may not know is that interest rates are already starting to increase again and it's likely that trend is only going to continue. Our team of experts is standing by to help you save before rates. Go up with an official mortgage review from rocket. mortgage. You'll see just how much money you could save by making a move right now. Don't look back over these next few weeks and wish that you had taken action. You could save hundreds on your mortgage payments or pay off your home loan earlier than planned. You could even take cash out of your home to pay off. High interest debt complete home repairs or bulk up on an emergency fund. When you want to secure a low rate rocket can call eight three three eight rocket or visit rocket mortgage dot com rocket. call for cost information and conditions. Equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states and less consumer access dot org number thirty thirty two points. Twenty three ten and change. And it's one of the best i have since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight but we've got to keep it in perspective that you know everything fell off a cliff so we are bouncing back still recovering and as those fed officials like a robert kaplan. We'll talk about him in just a moment. you know. Continue to remind us that we're still recovering from the fall off that we saw because of the pandemic tell you carol. What is recovering. It is a year to date board of the day one day board of the individual sectors but it looks eerily similar year to date board as well energy on the day rough one point three percent on the year also the best performer. You're forty three percent thing says well on the day were up eight tenths of one percent for the year for the second best performer. You're up twenty eight percent so really interesting that it's some of the leaders today. Continue to be some of the big leaders that we've really seen all year long. We take down to the losers this is interesting. Some of the bond proxies.
Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy
"Their listeners. it's mike snyder. Welcome to talking tech my colleague brett me off remember earlier this summer when there were rumors about some remastered grand. That dotto video games in the works. Well it's really happening rockstar. Games says grand theft auto. The trilogy the definitive edition. Will we release later this year for playstation five. Ps four xbox series x and s xbox one and tend to switch npc's it will include the games grand theft auto three gte vice city and gte. San andreas now. No price has been denounced yet. But these new versions the company says will feature across the board upgrades including graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements for all three titles while still maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals rockstar. Said in a news release. This is tied to the twentieth anniversary. Gt three which rockstars also celebrating with events marking the anniversary in gte online. Now back when gt three was released in october. Two thousand and one for the playstation two. The game caused a hubbub because in the game players could run. Prostitute sell drugs commit murder and obviously steal cars Australia actually banned the game here in the. Us carried a mature rating for those Seventeen and older regardless. Gt three became a critical success winning several game of the year awards and selling more than fourteen point five million copies and the subsequent game sold even better gte vice city released in two thousand and two sold more than seventeen point. Five million and two thousand four's gts had. Andreas sold more than twenty one. Point five million that put both those games. Among the top selling games of all time in case. You're keeping score. Gt five is the second best selling game of all time having sold one hundred and fifty million copies. It's in second place behind minecraft overall the gt teasers sold more than three hundred and fifty million copies. That's according to publisher take two interactive and now. It looks like those sales are expected to continue to grow with this trilogy coming out and that truly g. is also coming to ios and android devices in the first half of two thousand and two listeners. Let's hear from you have comments questions or show ideas any tech problems. You want us to try to address. You can find me on twitter at mike snyder. Please don't forget. Subscribe and rate rates or. Leave a review on apple podcasts. Spotify stitcher anywhere. You get your podcasts. You've been listening to talking tech. We'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech.
Short - Going Gold
"2019 best selling album is Taylor Swift's 11 on March 13th, 2020. The album was officially certified Two Times multi-platinum by The riaa, but who is the riaa off going gold or platinum are milestones at the music industry and measure success by but who is this group? And how does an album qualify for gold or platinum or something bigger? The recording industry Association of America was founded in 1952 and its members consist of record labels and Distributors, which the riaa says quote create manufacturer and or distribute approximately 85% of all legally sold recorded music in the United States end quote. The riaa says its current Mission includes number one to protect intellectual property rights and the First Amendment rights of Artists number to to perform research about the music industry number 3 to Monitor and review relevant laws regulations and policies. Essentially. It's a group of record wage. That get together and agree how music sales should be calculated and together. They Lobby the US government to make sure that their copyrights are protected. Their clients include Sony Music Entertainment Universal Music Group Warner Music Group Atlantic Capital RCA Warner Brothers, Columbia and Motown records. Michael Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best selling album of all time worldwide. It is the second best selling album in the United States and with certified 33 times Platinum e r i a a in 2017. Here are the list of it steers selling five hundred thousand units is a gold album double that and sell 1 million units and you get a platinum certification two million plus units is a multi-platinum album like Taylor Swift lever and ten million units is A Diamond album as of February 1st, 2016 each album unit. Maybe one of the following one or physical albums sold or shift ten tracks from the album downloaded or 1500 on-demand audio or video streams of songs from the album multi-disc albums counted once for each disc within the album if it is over 100 minutes in length or is from The Vinyl era of the mid sixties to the early 2000s. For example, the Smashing Pumpkins Mellon collie and the infinite God. Honest with a running time of one hour 21 minutes 39 seconds is counted twice. Meaning the album was certified diamond after five million copies were shipped Pink Floyd's The Wall and the Beatles White Album are counted as double albums, even though they're running times are under the minimum requirement, but this is because they're from The Vinyl era. After doing the research for this it seems to me that a lot of artists motivation for doing a double album is not because they just have so many songs laying around but so they can double up on their units shipped counter Michael Jackson Thriller example from earlier. It is a single disc album that sold over thirty three million copies and qualifies for three times Diamond certification, even though most of the time you just say 33 times. One last thing to throw in here. I'm seeing a lot of marketing saying that the video game cyberpunk 2077 has gone gold in the Video Game World going gold means that they have finished the game and it has nothing to do with sales. So great job developers on finishing your game.
857: Do This to Avoid Being Ghosted - Daniel Huang
"You're listening to the daily sales tips. Podcast and i'm your host scott ingram. Today's tip comes from daniel huang. Daniel is a top sas. Eighty out of hayward california which turns out is the hometown of dwayne. The rock johnson in a past life. Daniel was a competitive powerlifter in usa. Powerlifting he currently spends most of his waking hours selling software for a living here. He is if you've ever struggled to book concrete next steps or if you've ever had prospects ghost you and not respond to follow ups be sure to always always always remember to start your prospect meetings with an up front contract in upfront. Contract involves spending a few minutes at the beginning of a call setting expectations for the rest of the call and making sure your prospect agrees to those expectations before anything else happens. This is especially important if you're meeting with inexperienced buyers but still applies to any early stage opportunities you'll start off by sabotaging that you're expecting a two way conversation. Not a question and answer session. Something like this. I like to start off my calls by explaining how they work. You're going to have questions for me in absolutely do my best to answer questions on the other hand. Also have questions for you that way. I can get a better understanding of how to make the most of our time today and also be able to present only information over the next few weeks that will be specific and relevant to what your team was looking for at the end of. today's call. one or two things will happen number. One one of us will see that this won't be a fit and that won't make sense to talk further. If you and thinking that would you be comfortable being front with me and telling me that way. I don't end be being at that guy who calls you once a week asking about the weather in trying to check in pause by saying this. You're telling your prospect that no is the second best answer and you're showing that you're a professional better to save both your time and there's if there's zero chance of doing business together then to wrap up the upfront contract you'll say on the other hand at the end of today's call. We may mutually agree that it makes sense to keep conversations going so if that ends up happening then can we spend the last few minutes setting up a concrete day in time to talk next so we can avoid phonak done ninety five percent of the time your prospect will agree to this upfront contract by executing this upfront contract at the beginning of your calls. You're guaranteeing that you'll close lose the opportunity early if it's not a fit to avoid wasting everyone's time following up or more if the opportunity is qualified you're guaranteeing yourself ah booked next meeting at the minimum and of course at the end of the call. If there's any pushback to either of these two outcomes then you can always refer back to the upfront contract that the prospect has already agreed to because people tend to not like going back on their word. Daniel would love to connect with you on lincoln. Make that connection. Shoot a medium and settle in for daily content about sales lifting home cooking and life. We've got a link for you at daily sales dot tips forward slash eight fifty-seven once you've done that be sure to come back tomorrow for another great sales tip. Thanks for listening.
96. Atlantic Division Breakdown: 3/30-4/6
"Gen z hoops. Today would you buy elaine division expert. Kristan brosio him on the past week of nba action for the celtics. Knicks nets raptors and seventy sixers. Kristen that's have been killing all year. We've been sussing it. We got to become the show. But i'm curious as to if that's been continuing for them especially as we await katie's return yet john So today i'm actually going to cool format. I'm going to give a little description about how each team is doing. And then i'm going to go into some interesting stats for the teams so the nets right now. Other default has been winning They did lose to the bulls. But they've been unstoppable and this is all without the so when katie returns things are going to get ugly for the rest of the nba for the stats. I'm going to give the best for the team. The worst for the team right now and individuals that that's interesting. The best snap for the nets right now is that they are the number two offense in the nba and while the title for number one has been given to the bucks. Terms of points per game They still have a very impressive. One hundred and eighteen points per game and the worst stat for the nets is that there are six in the nba in opponents points per game one hundred and fourteen point two and an individual staff. That i thought was interesting. That james harden leads the league in assists at ten point nine per game. That's incredible especially for someone who played shooting guard for much of his career interesting. Stats there chris. And it's looking at the context that shape a lot of these teams. We'll go to the seventy sixers. They recently got him be back but they've been kind of around five hundred recently and i'm confused by that. Is there any kind of reasons you could point to as to. Why statistically seventy sixers when beat has been back have been three and three in the last six games in granted. They've played against a tough teams on the road. Like the nuggets and the clippers. Some i think a lot of this is attributed to their exhausting schedule. They have to be tired. they've played they're extremely toured road trip and i think it just finally caught up to them but i think during good shape for the rest of the season as well now go from some stats for the sixers. The for the best Seventy sixers have the second best defensive reading in the nba at one hundred five point six. I'm only behind the lakers. For the worst staffer this team The seventy sixers are the fifth worst team in the nba turnovers and they have about fourteen point five per game which is a lot and individuals. Step that i thought was interesting. Is that the seventy sixers. Have two guys in the top. Ten for steals per game with ben simmons. Mt sibol both at one point. Five per game so call have two guys in that category and it's really impressive. See how that is taking shape and where they'll be as long as a season comes to a close but we were the celtics the absent that trip for forty during the trade deadline. I'm curious to think about. Maybe what that's producing them on on the floor since then yeah wall. Having him with the team has really helped they're scoring they have won four of their past six so potentially the future is bright for the celtics in the best stat for the celtics is that they are in top ten for both steals and blocks at eight point one in five point two respectively per game so their defense has been in pretty good shape by with their offensive woes and issues Worst that for the celtics is that seventh worst in the nba for assists per game at only twenty three point two per game. This is a bit problematic especially if they're a team that wants to go playoffs they're going to have to really improve their facilitating. An individual said that is interesting. Is that robert. Williams is sixth in the nba in blocks per game at one point. Eight great stuff there. The knicks don't miss out to me is the fact they've lost a couple games. Leeann as fans pre alarming being that we need to really make a deep playoff push. Now this is this. The games will account is what matters. What kind of stands out to you about them. And do you think physically have what it takes to turn this around and have a strong end of the season. The knicks have lost four of their last five games but they did almost beat. The brooklyn nets. The knicks always seem to be around five hundred but they do play well against the better choosing mba. So i think they can. I think they really can make a solid playoff push especially considering the week eastern conference in the top heavy eastern conference some stats for the next best. That is that the knicks have been the best defense in the nba and opponents points per game. One hundred four point one. I remember we've talked about this for several months. They've been able to keep this up. Which is even more impressive. I stat for the knicks to the third worst the nba in points per game scored at only one hundred and five so It's interesting to look at the dichotomy between their offense and their defense for individual stats. Julius randle is in the top twenty five in points assists rebounds. So what a complete player. He's really become as he's averaging. Twenty two point nine points per game ten point eight rebounds and six assists rates up there. I'm curious than Wrapping things up with the raptors Bay they were a team that really at the beginning of the season. What we spoke about was how much they were losing games in. It's looking like they've won a few games in the standings. But i mean is that is that really caused for any any hope of up there. Toronto absolutely not they. Are you know i i hate to say. They were on a long losing streak. Then they did beat the nuggets. Then they went on another four game losing streak and the digits win their past two games. But you can't really trust this raptors teams when they win games They do have some talent but they. It doesn't look that good for playoffs for some stats. the best. that's our. The raptors are in the top five in the nba for steals in blocks at eight point. Three and five point six so they outmatched while the sex top ten for steals in blocks. The raptors are better in both categories than the celtics for worst stats the represent eight worse than the nba in field goals made at thirty nine point five and individuals that that's pretty interesting is that they have three top fifty score an individuals that that is interesting from scrappers team that they have three top fifty scores in the nba. And they used to have four. With norman powell. But now they've siaka vin bleed and lowry with twenty point. Four nine hundred nine twenty eight and seventeen points respectively.
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes? Set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash PTI. That's indeed dot com slash PTI. Pardon the interruption? But I'm Mike wilpon, Tony Felisa Wisconsin arrested in naked man, riding a scooter and WalMart while his dog stole corn. Greg. Tony Kornheiser, but thanks to my excellent attorneys. I have been released to host this show. That's got to be a fake island. I don't believe one word is so long. It wasn't a Florida man knows not a Florida, man. Who's a with Nantou, man? We did the story on the podcast a couple of days ago. I'm very impressed that you can train a dog to steal particular items. I like lie corn bread and Muffin mix produce. And you said the dog stole the name. Yeah. I may be muffing mic. Very couple. It's really rod. Well, going to beat TI boys and girls in today's episode. Russell Westbrook takes the blame Chris sale stinks. And Ryan Fitzpatrick has eaten way too much perfect. But we begin today, and please don't turn off your sets. When I say this with hockey, just two minutes. Just give us two minutes in the box. Hamp? Obey are the best team in the NHL is season the presidents trophy winner swept out of the first. Round last night by Columbus. This is completely unprecedented. Will by the Tampa Bay coach John Cooper just got an extension last month. Is this a fireball result? I don't think he's a fireable. Really? I I really think that his excuses after the game more fireable than the actual losing. And the excuses after the game essentially with this. We want so much. We didn't have any meaningful game right after February. Right. So we stunk 'cause nobody could challenge us despite having the best record in the league and the second best record ever by being the highest scoring team in the league by having the best penalty kill special team Italy by being the best power, plus than everything in everything a lot then by a lot. And then I swept out now. Now, the presidents trophy teams have been knocked out not sweat. They've been tossed out not swept up in knocked out wept out. I'm I'm not gonna say fireable. Yeah. It is fun fire. The guy to having the second best record ever. Okay. It is fireable until you. What Dwane Casey last year was the NBA coach of the year was swept out of the playoff. And what happened to him? He got fired in this particular case, I get this excuse no meaningful games that sounds like guns zag, or we didn't have to play anybody for a couple of months this entire series was about coaching and coaching only this fellow John Cooper did not adjust Tortorella who I think is crazy madman Horta rela through stuff at him that he hadn't seen in regular season. There was no adjustment. They kept plowing through in the same way. Mike, this is truly about coaching. They want they're not going to fire him in my he's been one coat hockey coaches, head coaches, get fired in he didn't give it. They get fired. He didn't get his team ready to play them flame coaching. None of the players to ends, the coaching responsibility. This is this is interesting because you don't play bad teams in the playoffs. No, his team wasn't ready. That's one embassies too. No one. They never Vance never wanted. The first time out of the first round ask you something. If one president of NBC sports and on the same night you lost the number one team you had in Tampa Bay and the Pittsburgh Penguins with Sidney Crosby Akiba you feeling guilty about the lightning to care about the penguin whitening. Tony guys reach the Stanley Cup final. I was there two thousand fifteen against the Blackhawks. He's great. He's advanced before on Twitter rela Richard Stanley Cup finals with that team and won a low. Let's move on us enough Ocoee. You can't we can't we have hockey story done. Another one Donghai talk about Lovie on a popular pick to bolt through the postseason basketball playoffs has Oklahoma City. What was Russ and Paul George and a favourable draw? Let's see how trendy pick. Okay. See is now that the thunder is down zero game Sotoudeh Portland. And now, the Damian Lillard has taken Russell Westbrook's lunch money in back to back games. The ball Westbrook who has missed nine of ten threes in this series. So far said after game two last night, quote, I'm gonna take full responsibility for tonight because the way I played was unacceptable. I'm going to be better. So I'm not worried one bit close, quote, Tony should recipe worried at least one bit. I'm going to divide my answer to two parts in the first part is about what he said that he took complete responsibility for this. He is he is the face of that team. He is an MVP a lot of guys would duck this issue. A lot of big stars duck. It he said this is on me. I applaud. Him for that the second part? Should he be worried one bit? It should be worried. More than one bit Portland is a sneaky good team, even without Nurkic. They're good quality team. Kanter and picking him up. You should be worried here you'd have a great game too. But he had a really nice game one. Tony. Here's the thing. I think that first of all let me just admits glad to see this. Because I am now fully tired of Russell Westbrook's junk, you know, his post-game next question next question is in game. He's going to bully everybody. See Damian Lillard from Oakland, dude. He's tough as you are Mr. L A, Westbrook hay skirt. Are you I love Damian Damian Lillard? I love MS, right? And I'm tired of Russell Westbrook. So if they like Paul, George if they get their butts bounce that's what they deserve. Now. Having said that Russell Westbrook is likely to come out, the great and be gravy, rain three. Yeah. That's a high expect he his great as an irritant. He is annoying to some people like me. But he is great. I think he'll rise to it. I mean when you look at Oklahoma City in their relatively recent history. They have. Lost. Kevin durant? They have lost. James harden? I don't know that Russell Westbrook is the best of the three. I mean, but he's still there, and he takes all the responsibility here. I do applaud that I do as the Lakers search for new head coach, Mark Stein writes in the New York Times that some folks in the Lakers organization, maybe worried that if the team hires Tyron Lou LeBron James will have too much control Lou coach LeBron to a championship in Cleveland, lose name, Monty Williams name and Juwan. Howard's name have been mentioned here. We'll bunch to the Lakers be wary of Lou. No. And any other position is not particularly well informed. Because thi Lou is not some bo-bo for the brand. I mean, one of the things that t- Lou had to figure out when he got I got to Cleveland, he was not always in agreement with LeBron. He was often in disagreement with the brunt, and expressed it to LeBron so people out there cannot make tea Lou. He's just some. Yes. A boss, dude. Right. Well, a brand that's not the case. So I would want that I would want to lose not to say, I wouldn't want money wins money. Williams been hate cause wins a fine coach by any standard. But see Lewis not some Bobo for libra. So United disagree on this. Because I think LeBron is uncoached evil and what I mean by coach it's not that he's a bad person. He's a great player and a good person. He just does not willing to accept coaching and go through his whole career. He gets rid of coaches, and by the way to people out there looking at this issue, you signed LeBron you get LeBron LeBron has history his history. His he makes the finals all the time win some championships. In isn't good with coaches. Don't stand up and say, oh my God. Look, Brian isn't good with coaches because this is what he has been for a long period of time. He knows Tyron Lou. I don't I don't think he'd listen Lou. I don't think he listened to. How don't think listen, I'm not sure listen to Pat Riley. That's who he is in a, but I think he's into this. This is about who will be coddling and can't get along with the rest of the team because he's somehow scared of the Bronco thoughts. Go. No that's not scared. Lebron does not. No. But I just I just think you have to recognize that in the case of the Brown, James. There's a full package that portrait is painted. You know, is is would you hire? Who would you hire of those snowing you want next year you'd like to have home court? Yeah. I you intersting to hire. One of those three I would hire Lucas. He's got a ring on his anybody else, you'd wanna hire outside of those stories thousand people what are those? Feel wanna hire. Phil jackson. Thank you Bill in the Bronx. Yeah. They'd be great at this point. Yeah. Yeah. Five years ago. Then take long for the pelicans to be in the news after introducing X, Cavs boss, David Griffin as a man who will run the pelicans on the topic of keeping Anthony Davis Grif said, quote, we have a long successful history with clutch sports, which Paulin I've spoken about. Anthony. We are both excited about what we could potentially build here. Close quote, that's a little different than sitting by the phone waiting for the Celtics and Lakers to call. Tony, do you think there's a reasonable chance that the pelicans with Griff leading the way can't convince Anthony Davis stay in New Orleans. That is an excellent question because you say a reasonable chance, and it makes me think is a reasonable chance no zero chance, and let me say that again, there is zero chance and one more time zero chance you don't put on a shirt that says that's all folks and walk that back and he hasn't walked. Back at all. He gave them no effort for the last thirty five to forty games of the season. After that trade when no they were estranged from each other. This sounds good. You you you can't attract free agent years the chance if they win the lottery, and they pigs Zion Williamson Anthony Davis says, Ooh, I think I'd like to play with other than zero go the other way, I want to hear it you putting money up to back them up. Did you ever got? I don't have two thousand dollars. Nicholson you doc on dollar roll only falling onto the streets. I'm bet you whatever you wanna bet he'll wind. I said this before Griff was hired. And now the David Griffin who has a speaking of body of work. He's a Griffin has one in Phoenix where he assisted. And when they were got that close. Okay. And let's tell me the better. I'll bet she will be around a golf somewhere. Anthony Davis is going to be right there for the whole year for the whole year. I'll say you're going to re-sign really think there's a reasonable chance. Jeff some clouds. Give me some Jason. You just means odds. Something to resign. I think he will stay. Why why do you think that because I think that Griff knows how to get this done? I think he I think his with him away. He and his God. Okay. We'll know how to draft attract somebody mentioned free age ever. Try got a couple of good players already like David Griffin. I know you love it wouldn't be GM. They've much risk. But you know, what he can't do. It can't turn water into one have to why not ship daddy. Anthony Davis rail wine or right? He's wining. Chris sale started and lost again for the Red Sox last night. You boy is now all in four is he RA is now eight point five. Oh, and it actually went down after giving up four earned and five innings after the game sale said, quote, I just flat out stink right now. This is flat out embarrassing for my family for my team for our fans. This is about as bad as it gets. I have to pitch better on quote, we'll on the Red Sox just extended sale for one hundred forty five million dollars. How concerned should? The Red Sox be now. But then I will let me just say that if I was a family member of Chris sale, and I wasn't on payroll. I would had sex with him last night. Seven damn dude embarrassed, I'm barely paying attention to you talking about this tug about the you know, sort of ego involved in I guess you have to you have to have this to be great player. Like Chris sale. I understand why he's embarrassed that need to extend our family plan. But the restaurants pitching's in trouble is still early. I mean, it's it's it's the middle of not may not may I it's the middle of April and the restaurants, and you know, what else poor babies if they don't recover immediately and run the whole thing if they want my four championships in the past fifteen years so four seven eleven with. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no years over seven. So what are we talking about here? Here's what I would say to Chris sale. And I would like in this to Russell Westbrook. Your star play you making a lot of money took respond. I like that his fastball is up to about nine now, and it was at ninety one or ninety two and that was a work in which is why goes to the slider about fifty percent of the time. I agree with you. I think they have the best talent in the league. But I know it's April. I know it's early right now, I want to get the numbers. Right. The ninety seven and nine and the Red Sox are six well as long as you can see the Anki and good. I don't think you have fan rate as one that division in fairly recent history. Once we know Madden pay so. They're competing with the Yankees. But I think I think sale is doing the right thing by taking. Yes. But but for the rest of the world the rest of us that we're supposed all panic. Are you embarrassed for Chris sale? No, no. I'm no, I'm no break, but coming up high Lowry and Jamal Murray respond to their critics Ryan Patrick this. Do you see him a second? He must really really like birthing. He's got big hurry. Really? We should the videos not doctored. While not we don't know. I'm sure the dog stole the cornmeal Muffin. I'm sure of that. All of the honorary doctors wearing their doctors coats. So we're ready to fill in some what's I e r made ball Murray's fourth quarter was blank series saving. This doesn't mean. The Denver is going to win this series. Okay. But if they have lost the first two at home, the San Antonio they were done, and this guy was fairly unlikely at this point because to that point in the fourth quarter. He was oh for eight. He had only three points. But in the fourth quarter, he went eight or nine from the field. He scored twenty one Denver was down by as many as nineteen Hillary doesn't get hot. They lose it would simply twice nineteen. So there you go. And this was not a turn this set off situation because in Denver, but I'm looking at this going. Wow, they're going to be down. Oh, two. And he did say you're right about that. Tony it was also responsive because his coach Mike alone to figure out some things am I going to start limiting his minutes and bring somebody off the bench. Do I think bringing Isaiah Thomas? No, I need my second best player. I mean, I the best players is yoga, but I need him. And he was spotted in the quarter of the season. That's Kyle Lowry should feel blank after last night's win. He should feel relieved because he was so awful in the first game. He had zero points zero. He's a multiple all star guard, and he had disappeared at home. Now he did. Well, if he got zero again, they would've traded him by midnight. He got twenty two points. He was eight for thirteen from the field and Toronto one saving themselves the embarrassment of going down to it home to Orlando a team where you cannot name a single player or the coach, Gordon, what are you talking about? I'll give you some time to name the coach Kyle Lowry should feel dish of after last night's first of all I told you yesterday, so they would eagle twenty five and eleven he didn't get twenty five and eleven but I'm in the ballpark. And the reason I was in the ballpark because this happens with Toronto all the time. They often lose game one. They lose game one. When they come back, and they have one series beating the Brown nosers. But is LeBron player for not anymore. Okay. Well, he's not he's not an conference next. Joe? Flacco is blank when he says he doesn't care if the Broncos take a quarterback in the top ten he's credible. They went out and they traded for him. They want him to be their starting quarterback. John Elway says quote when he got him was flacco was just entering his prime. No, I don't believe that necessarily. But if you look at the crop of quarterbacks available in the NFL, drip. It's not that good this year. They're not going to draft. Somebody who's going to come in. And start is not Lamar Jackson that person is not out there for them. And I think in the thin air, Mike, I think he can throw at eighty yards. Tony joe. Flacco is often the case is not paying attention not paying attention. That's my word because he's not flacco guy who I think is better for it throughout his career because coaches have this thing and you've heard. Coaches in multiple sports say you care. Paying attention. That's wacko. I get the feeling is one of those guys. That's last one the dolphins should feel blank about Ryan Fitzpatrick's weight gain. They should feel smart because they're trying to lose. And he now looks like a blimp being a Harvard guy. He had a very interesting explanation for how much weight he said, I got seven kids we had three birthday parties in January. We had three birthday parties. In march. We had another one in April and cake was served at all of them. And he ate the cake like it was going on a stunt eight the bakery. He didn't he's a case coming into OTA's three bills. It looks like either video is doctored or there's just no cake in the world that could blow him up like that eight seven bud away. He he as slices he'd eat the cake kid getting he came when the kids were done. He had to finish all the leftovers. The dolphins should feel duped about Ryan. Yeah. I mean, this is this fraudulent you quarterback. You can't come in. And look at like Vance pretty big into words. Let's take one last break, but still to come Robert cramps attorneys fights to keep his video from going public. And I would to charge us to have those new uniforms that made please old guys like Steve Clifford is the coach of Orlando because before Charlotte woes do here. Nobody here in your nobody was Aaron Jordan. Nobody's in my get him. People have be sixty second birthday twain case Casey was the NBA coach of the year last year in Toronto. Yes. Coach of the year. And then when the rappers were swept out of the playoffs by Cleveland, Casey was fired. He landed in Detroit where he did a great job get here, John gray. But it's an even money bet. They will be swept out by the bucks yet. There was no chance case against fiery. And there's no chance to I voted for for coach of the year dishes. Fire Doc Rivers. Oh, no, no, no chance. No, no, happy anniversary Joel Quenneville on this day five years ago. You protested a no call in the second overtime of a triple overtime loss to the blue up by grabbing your man's zone while screaming at the refs. Coach q will now potentially be grabbing his shoes on the Florida Panthers benches. He was hired as head coach there. We'll should boy, right. He's all Chicago. He won three Stanley Cups. Three. Dined for free forever. Oh, yeah. You go for the rest of his life. They can't them to intern lawyer happy trails to the charges uniforms. The charges announced that the team will wear powder. Blue as its primary on uniform next season. These are the uniforms Walworth and John Hagel war. These are the rightful uniforms of the charges. I don't care if they play in LA or San Diego or on the moon. These are what the charges ought to be wearing that can daily Chuck Muncie to use one of those guys, but he met a worn both. Tony the bills the Browns the jets all those AFC teams, go back back back. So you youth eras will on the Red Sox World Series and old four seven thirteen in eighteen and Mike. You said the lightning had the second best record in nature. Tampa Bay Taibbi NHL record for wins with sixty two set by the nine and win percentage. Detroit Raiwind percents, Mr. hockey quickly. Can yelich opened off the cardinals. Again, lifts your thoughts. How cool was it to to be playing in that division and seeing own the cardinals? How great is that? Prosecutors in Florida say the intended release the video Bob Kraft to that days you want to see that. Oh, no, no. No. No, no, no, no, not have Andrei veteran. Cops brother threatened Alexander Ovechkin on Instagram costs for concern. I want to do that. Some elements of late Snell will miss a star or two after he says he fractured until his bathroom when he accidentally dropped in eighty pound granted coal on his. Well, you wouldn't deliberately drop it. It had to be accidental, but an eighty pound Greenwich whole should've taken out his whole foot tall bar where one three NBA playoff games tonight. You're smelling any upsets, I'm like, go with the jazz. But even the series with rock rod a time. We'll try and you better the nets on. And I'm totally corn even little drama out here. Mike robot? Same time tomorrow knuckleheads, you can get the PTI podcast on the ESPN app.
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"When you're talking talking to business owners people are making decisions right now. What's their biggest reluctancy to sane creating content. Think I WANNA do it. I've been told I have to do it. I read all my trade magazines. I hear from other people but for whatever reason there's business owners out there and they're just reluctant what do you think is like the number one reason why enter John Priori content marketer at Kesslers. The number one reason is. They don't know what to talk about so they don't think that their story has any relevance to who someone that doesn't know them care about them so they're saying. I know everyone's telling me it has to be doing this. I'm reading up these articles about how I have to be on the facebook. Or that's what they like to use off. The facebook phase like the original remember when Justin Timberlake challenged the name in the movie to facebook the the just facebook the facebook or you know oh how. I need to be creating content for my firm my agency or whatever business. They're in but they're saying. My story means nothing to suzy down the street. Who doesn't care about me. He doesn't care about agency. And it's not gonNA directly bring in business so those go hand in hand so it's a finding the story to talk about that they they don't think they can pull out of themselves. which is you know it's hard to do? It's hard to look at yourself and like I actually have something consistently to put out there. That people are GonNa care about to listen to or to get out there but where I come in is. It's not for everybody. This is the part where John Creates friendly. Avatar named Jack. It's four Jack. WHO's thirty five. Who You WanNa talk to and you talk to every day and this is GonNa help him get in your door create opportunities for you. So that's the quote unquote convincing factor actor in it. It's a business owner. You're not creating your story for everybody. You're training for the person you want to be in front of and they do care about whatever you're talking about because if your your New England patriots fan and so is the guy down the street. He's GonNa talk to you just because you're a Patriot Fan. A New England patriot. Fan just know. John is a jets fan and jets jet fans. Don't talk about the Patriots and that has nothing to do with yourself and your story. That's just you talking talking about what you WanNa talk about anyways. So the first thing that would be. That's the main one is that they don't know what to say for has to be some sort of block. Yeah so this is where like the mental side of comes in you like is. It's difficult to say I want to talk about this. What's everyone going to think no doubt that is a hurdle yet as a major hurdle title that people have to get over. We talk about mental things. A lot here is content. Creation has an important mental component to it quick plug here to Millennium Counseling in Chicago Illinois. Who are doing amazing things. Things in the area of mental health will for example. Last week we went to one of our clients. They've run a big financial firm here in Charlotte and they're starting a podcast storytelling around themselves. The culture of their agency and ultimately their end goal is to get better advisors in the door regardless of whatever happens and someone the room was talking about. Hey you're knocking appeal to everybody. Listen to this next part is John is spot on. That's a problem and it was like. Oh that's not a problem because if they don't enjoy your story they don't enjoy who you are and what you other about here. They're not going to be a good adviser here anyways and who in the room not naming names or anything like like that. Like what type of person is saying that it was a CMO compliance. Officer a compliance. They were going to be talking to people that they're going to be turned turned off by this. Basically which is the person that was never going to work with you anyway because they're gonNA come in your culture me like I'm turned off by eggs. I'm going to take a job down the street. That's the second best thing the the second best thing is someone saying. I don't like this agency so I'm not going to work on it or work with them because you're not paying to onboard them. You're paying to train them. They're not wasting time. And you can hire someone else. Who wants to be there so that goes back to the whole. They don't like my story that's fine they your story. Then they're not gonNA ever be a good client. Be Yeah good adviser Biegel whatever. You may say that all the time you know. It's there's only so much time in the day to say. Oh this person to grab coffee go to launch a meeting. If if they would have been able to spend some time checking out my Lincoln. Page my podcasts. My article and they could have said No. I don't like what anything that stands for. I don't like what he's saying. Well guess what. We don't have to waste that hour and a half at lunch trying to get to at that stage. We cut all that time back. How much time did you save. And what is time. Time is money. You saved all that content. Okay so you're in so what kind of content. How about podcasting adjusting to point and recreated our own podcast. Because I wanted to talk to people like you. So there's a lot of things there's leverage there because I can. Hey Hey rob I can chat with you because we both have a podcast. The point point is podcasting is an incredible resource. And there's so many different reasons as to why you even have a podcast that we've touched down here but I came across and then what I got to know is before I ever talked to you. I knew your voice and what she believed in your thoughts and your your positive vibes so when I got on the phone with you. It kind of goes back to the thing that we talked about. The beginning gene is that we're already passed like all this other stuff. We can just jump right into all these different conversations. There is nothing like it right now and I truly mean that because I've lived it and I've watched we've helped other people with podcasting. I know you have as well. I've watched other people live it and it's an amazing experience but I just have to say that being able to consume this content. And here's some of the thoughts that I just talked on the different episodes at you've had has helped me out. I know it's helped other people out and that's why we're talking today because this is real man. This is what it's all about `bout and it's the beginning of the journey of having a a relationship and you don't even have to say war. Does that even mean what does that relationship. It doesn't have to mean anything. It could just mean you and I have this conversation rotation and that could be the end of it and that's cool because I could learn a lot from here time to go check on John's friend Jack.
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"Judge kobe's brought to you by goodyear helping you discover the road ahead. Goodyear more driven jalen and jacoby is jalen. Anthony rose what. I'm david jacoby check kid together. Virginia kobe. What is it that you give the people what they were doing to schools this week. It'd be last week of doing a mid week exclusive where i was going to give you an exclusive weekend edition but we want to give you extra playoff coverage we have one games and that of course is between the bucks and the nets excited about down one but one turn our attention to some of teams that aren't in the playoffs because we talked about this briefly on the television portion of the show. We didn't have enough time to really break down. And that is the drama between luca in the maps. What's going on there. The athletic did some reporting. They've found that haram. Bob known from the bill. Simmons grantland era as a bs. Report can trigger a colt nba. Social media. figure a former professional gambler that was hired for the analytics department of the dallas mavs. There was some reports about tension between him and luke in the middle of game there are some reports about him having a little bit more power in the organization than those expected there's also reports that he was involved in the rotations. All of this was shot down by mark. Cuban as total bleep bleep. Mr rose. How do you feel about these reports. Lucas now worry. So i'm not worried. And the reason why. No he isn't worried is that i watched them play a series whereas team lost to the clippers and he was so very special and then the closeout game you have forty six points and fourteen assists the game. They won in the series. Only two of their players scored in double figures afford he until hardaway had twenty and everybody else has single. Digits porzingis never truly emerged as the second best player on a contending team and so when luke loses series and he goes to the podium and someone asked him about his future and whether he is going to remain with the mass he didn't say. I just lost a tough series. Go talk to my agent. We'll talk to my family. We're gonna try to figure it out because you honest with ninety nine point nine percent of people do he actually said oh. I'm on reason so he's not worried. I'm not worried now. Who should be worry is our former grantland home. Rela bob because if mark cuban house to publicly come out and denounced your role and has to publicly come out and acknowledged whether it's true or not. There may be some dysfunction and happening within the organization. With you and luca. I what luca to reside so therefore hey luka i wanna make sure they'll say page how do you feel and we're lucas. Says he not seeing out our bob. The atlantic report is going to be validated. If lucas does resign in bob keeps his job that analysis. What happened in the article. We'll know the answer. It'd be right in front of us. We'll see i think a lot of time when there's a sort of hit piece about someone at the workplace the sources usually someone else at the workplace that sees them as competition. That's usually how it goes. It's usually just not some reporter noticing some from the side. It's somebody digging around talking to people. I talk to people in some kind of feels like haram baba's on their corner professionally so they hassle things to say and they have some stories to tell. But there's another word for that. And i wanna make sure i get on wax jealousy with basically jacoby. You're saying everybody. He said it in a professional way. Basically other people that you work with who want your opportunity are basically trying to put out negative things on your name. All of us have to deal with that in every profession that we deal with. Unfortunately it comes down to if mark has to make decision between luca danni future face the nba and paraly- bob bulgars omi some so what happened saying what happened. Harass a heraldic get paid on the way out and all that. Yeah everything it'd be fine. It'll be fine. Yeah but we will see because sometimes things like this just blow over and everyone just shows up next year ready to go. The only question is is not so much whether harare bob is going to be in dallas. It's it's criticizing is going to be invalid. That was supposed to be. That was supposed to be the duo right there. I suppose to be the future so let me tell you what happens in professional sports when you're not a superstar. I'm speaking from hand experience when you're not a superstar but you have the potential to play it in all star level. I know exactly what that's like and let me tell you got something porzingas next. Stop near gonna appreciate him. You know what because it ain't gonna be the knicks and he has to be the best player it ain't gonna beat a man and he has to be the second best player. It's going to be the miami heat for example where he has to be the third best player. That's how it works. How carmelo anthony. Reinvented himself just by getting re-signed with the blazers. If carmelo anthony never returns to the blazers the inning of his careers unceremonious should at least is ceremony. He doesn't get gratified the way a hall of famer deserves. If he doesn't come back with the blazers chris paul. Does it go to the city. And he doesn't go to the phoenix suns. People still questioned him like they did when he was with the clippers like they did when he was with the rockets around long enough. That's why i mean is important for somebody to call you a veteran in any industry you still have to overcome. The turbulence like porzingas is having over overcome. People slander his name and assassinate his character. Us having this conversation we're having he's telling himself with a rational confidence killed in the bubble. He's telling himself. I was an all star in new york and so on paper. We're going to stay man. That's going to be tough to deal. Porzingis no not if i had lake the nba teams in front of me. Just the standings. I can go through each team and tell you like two or three contracts. That could get moved. The people feel like probably can't get more and so i'm looking at you. nicholas boulton. Who by the way winter charlotte. He's another example. What i'm talking about a veteran. His services were appreciated because he was balling out in portland. Charlotte took the leap of faith on him and gave him one hundred twenty million dollars to play basketball. That was a bad decision. Pay him to be your best player. Knowing knowing his name for two years all he did was keep getting them checks. Ski mask and gloves did he. And i know he dealt with some injuries. And i'm talking tugging cheek. But my point still stands. We now can appreciate him as a role player with the clippers because he doesn't have to be the best player like he was charged with charlotte and he's not making the kind of money that he's making. You're not making the kind of money with the clippers that he was making near so four porzingas. I'm telling you what's going to happen. He end up somewhere else piston but in the pistons coach he like distress property. You know what i'm saying. I see the potential in a seven footer. Seven foot three guys. And i'll tell you he'd be nice shooting from downtown detroit. You really will. He really would. Well the mavs. I think they will deal him. And i think they're going to get seventy cents on the dollar. I think they're going to be fine with that. We talk about unmovable contracts. Every contract is movable member. John wall had an unmovable contract curved. Chris paul had non movable contract with move russell westbrook had an unmovable contract. Was you know these. These things do happen but we will. We will see about that. Some telling blows over they end up moving porzingas at some point and hopefully he has a long career somewhere man. I didn't we d alantic report. You know what. I'm saying too much inside pool and i brought it up on the show and i ain't gonna go into detail about it because i know too much about the story. But luke luke luke. Air porzingis honor dynamic duo owner off the floor. They're not and this idea that to international players are supposed to get along is absurd and ultimately luca light porzingas. They both wanna win like we all want to win. But i just don't believe that their games are compatible bay store. What the mavs liked to do offensively. Rick carlisle has said he believes the postal. Lowest percentage plan basketball. Well if i'm good at posting up that made. Kp isn't joel embiid. But when he was with the knicks ran a lotta post through him. He a little hook shot. That worked a little turnaround that worked. He had a little like joel embiid. Postgame children be joined veto. Basketball is always going to be tall. Man's game it always is and you know what you always need to do scoring the paint. No way around it. We need our tall. I don't care. Were you playing in the backyard. Depart three zero three five. Oh five everybody say hey. Big fella is great that you dirk is great that you're larry when you missed like wanted to go into that color area like just be tall. Like chain of shot blocker shot grab rebound getting beat. Utah this coaches say. We just tall. You know what i'm saying. I love steph. Curry and kevin durant stand on on the fence. I'm picking next. I'm taking the guy. His shoe has unlimited range. This high works kevin. Durant is absolutely getting it done. And when they met. Kevin durant is. We're taping this before the pivotal bucks nets game tonight where looks like both irving and hard movie out partying questionable right so harden wanna finish on durant. Don't do this too much. I'm predicting a big win. For why let me tell you why we. Pj tucker pj tucker thank. Kevin durant body was again. The call frustrating. We've seen them go nose to nose. Drain security guard got kicked out. The series not just kicked out of milwaukee got kicked out the whole series getting building anymore. You know so much durant slander over the past decade that i really feel that he can get it done not alone. You're gonna need contributions from other players in the black and white of brooklyn but at home with that crowd. I feel like kevin durant. The energy change with energy changed that whole entire game. And i feel like now there. They won't be playing. I think you're gonna see a much better. Kevin durant got to say also has been he has been getting it done and this segment is brought to you by grainger for those that. Get it done. Green offers supplies and solutions for every industry back but twenty four seven support and access to product experts. Call grainger go to grainger dot com slash akobe or stop by grainger location. So during what you said about kevin durant. You acknowledged that slander. I got a news. Flash in a life trade for everybody out there. None of us are too big to be criticized eh. One of the things i learned is sometimes. Your critics are actually right. So how do you handle. That is what i learned over. The course of forty eight years. The other thing. I want to say is you right now. Can't talk about the nba. You could talk about four hundred players. And i don't even just use a player as an example. You could say sad players all time. Great player be. You could say sad player be killing. How many times sampler hit you and say thank you career but when you say something if the player does it like the neighbor spa that's week see for me. I respond like i play if somebody wrote an article on me. Four like talk about me. And i saw our thank them. I'll be like good looking and a lot of people don't realize this you appreciate this. Will my brother the podfather. Bill simas slander. Jalen rose where he was a player. Slander jalen roles as a player. Dion notice the creator of this show william asymmetries and his middle name a like calling them. That is sound. Distinguished william a simmons role multiple columns. About what jalen roles of all things ready for this was overpaid. I e. He didn't write multiple calls about you took some stray shots in calms there about the league. S you said stray shots in columns with an s. Okay dass more than one. So i know jacoby like i'm accurate. I had an as a player. You got antennas. I can be in philly. And i could hear somebody say jalen suck. I could turn around. Look at a group of ten thousand people. Pick out the person who said it because you get so used to being in those environments reading people's body language and watching the response to other people like you ultimately get to. The solution is so with bill slanderous things about me. I didn't say nothing to him about it. I'm going to say one word to him about it. As a matter of fact. When i pitched him the idea to do this show i still in say nothing about it. Why is that. Because i care. I care original point betcha original point you might have been well. No you can joke about that. I joke that said you were pay. Probably i wasn't the pay mile life until we reparations. I'm always beyond on pay. Because whatever i get i gotta feed myself my family my community so so like we always broke like little devils. Say i'm rich. Broke f for our audience light. They're called me in our brothers. It's okay for us to agree to disagree. And i wanna i wanna i wanna elaborate on something because i listen when people speak and sometimes the first thing people say is actually what they mean so i wanna drill back something circa early two thousands. Bill simmons thought. I was older overpaid. Did you also think. I was overpaid. I didn't think i didn't think about how much you're making back in the early. Two thousand you are saying you've always said always said you deserve what you know. What is again wh. What's your what's your payment. He'd listen to me. Ten years probably heard this a million times You you ever negotiate. You deserve what he had. To leverage negotiate it is correct and so Four kevin durant. Because he was the impetus. I never use that word but a fit right there on. You got the for this conversation. You unlimited vocabulary range. Would you just come with impetus and use this as one thousand nine hundred seventy three. You know what i mean. This is just this. Were play in on a back to k. D. he's been a guy that gets his love. Jacoby stig gives us respect you leave. Kc you join the warriors. We don't say something. So did bob myers soda. My green the whole world is so to cj mccollum like you went to the run off and normally the two best players pick teams. They don't play on the same team. And that's what happened. And so yeah. A lot of people did like dead. However when you find. Mvp back to back years. What do we say. Katie katie the gore. We gave him his flowers right fraternity. Here's an opportunity like like one. He hasn't had previously in his career remember. Okay see him and russell. Westbrook were a tandem seat in the warriors. They have what i consider a super team with the nets. He's got superstars all over and now it's it's a night or a series or three games or two games or one game. Maybe even half where he has to carry the team. So i definitely feel. Pj tucker has garda him. The best that i've seen he's gotten physical woodham. He's taking him out of his comfort zone and he does what you know that i like. You can't allow these great players to occupy the real estate for free. Throw line to the top of the key to you. Can't allowed these great players to operate freely from the opposite free throw line to their three point line. You got to interrupt them. You interrupt them. You can't just let these do destroy right up like a drill and pull off they gonna make that you say chris. Paul made that every single time through traffic issue in the right elbow. But he's gonna make that every single time. I guess a drill. And so that's what p j tucker has done that i appreciate and so i disagree with you. I think if the only person of the big three to play. I think milwaukee also went away so i walk you to win this series that me right and the reason i picked milwaukee to win the series because i didn't beat the nets will stay healthy. They only played together ten times this year and they wouldn't be able to slow down jaanus. I didn't know they took. It was going to think haney dow's while i didn't anticipate dowell some tells me this one's going to be interesting. Because the way they've upgraded james harden. That's interesting i don't think he's gonna play tonight. But it means he's getting closer and you know whether whether the nets or the bucks win game five is still you still got close out the other team in milwaukee. This is an interesting series. I don't think we've seen the last of james harden in it staying till it's gonna be an exciting game. Blue moon is on a mission to bring some brightness to your life. In break-up your routine. I love bloom beer so much when they pour it like a draft blue moon. You can see that color that amber color that beautiful phone in that pint glass and then they top it off with the orange slice in that beard. 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Shouldn't you have a better defense. Seventy sixers yes is a blunt answer but as you continue to progress in the playoffs your weaknesses started to get exposed and for the sixers you can put joel embiid in pick and roll just like you can put the joker in pick and roll and chris paul and trae young or to invest best in a game at doing so trae young eighteen. This you know. I was at the game. He was out there picking them apart. He he could've had like five more assists. It was two times on the fast break. He tried to throw it off the backboard to somebody to get a it got stole. It is another time. Were like he tried. Like oh he just he just really his bag he did like oh a between the leg fake and he instead of doing the wrong person. I feel like you should anyway. I wanna get too deep into the woods. Those are the two best players we have in the league at pick and roll so okay joe l. You're going to dominate on post. Would you fight to get this. Pick and roll action on the other side. Bible and simmons can both load up on trae at six nine six ten each because the the the hawks have an athletic wing. That's why you draft deondraye hunter while you draft cam reddish so now. Those players were progressing like like hunter was like hunters. Really good was yes. He's willing to the hunter. Yeah he d make threes like he played within themselves are like him a lot like he'll pull up from seventeen off the dribble. He's so tall. That whoever's guarded i'm really bother him. Kevin durant with it but he's young and he's good correct. Let me tell you the gift and the curse the sixers. I said this get up three years ago. You could google it right now. Took a lot of slack. First person national came on. I talked about the noncompetitive. -bility in a lot of ways of ben simmons and joel embiid. This goes to your defensive question on offense being a severe hole in his game. He doesn't attempt shots out of pain. Deep it be got a severe whole his game. Struggles gar picking role. They're the only team in the league. It was their two best. Players aren't primary three point shooters. So what does that mean. That means that they're getting their points. Inside of the three point line. It means they're getting their points in the paint. They're getting their points from the free throw line. They wanna play a physical ugly half court game the hogs you wanna get out in transition and the two games they won trae and bogdanovich went off in a two game that they lost. They were under control so yes. Having those three defensive players should force them to be of a better defensive team but the elephant in a rule that you can really see when you're at the gay people don't see on tv joel is laboring Like he was all twelve in the second half. Let me repeat for in the second. Half and i stopped counting because i started the one that i stopped counting. How many times he fell on the ground. Because i want to enjoy being with my kids. At first i was counting and i was like at like nine. He bail on the floor. Nine hundred and five or six those times on forty other way. We've used five. Oh forty other way. And here's another thing would there in a huddle and the other fourteen guys are gathered around the coach. The big fellas is exhausted. He over there laid out on the floor. Looking up at the ceiling is exhausted. I you go ahead and just get rest all you. He was like larry bird late in his career when he came off. The game had a bad back. He was exhausted. When you dylan with a torn meniscus you can't really practice so you're conditioning. Ain't gonna be optimal and he just a big human being like trying to chase around these little jitterbug like trae young by tough. Do a staggered. Scree here dribbled underneath three point line. The he'll dribble. Mvp matt right to the three line. And now i gotta ice. Oh against the big mel discus carre. What a torn meniscus air so philadelphia's deep ms jacoby will continue to smother the hearts and joel embiid. He can't get over his exhaustion. They'll win this series. They'll win the series. Do you own or rent your home. Share you and i bet it can be hard work. You know it's easy. Bundling policies with geico geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to geico dot com dennis quote and see how much you could save. Its gyco easy. Visit geico dot com today. That's geiko dot com. We always have the people that they want. Part of that being exclusive content with our guests couple of days. I want take every behind the curtain. We had some technical difficulties. Mismanage crowder stayed with us for like forty cam around. We really appreciate that. You're busy you got going on. I know you're gonna kinda dodgers questioned. But i have to ask. I know that the players on the sons have seen the fan incident in the arena with the famous sons and four guy. Now devin have reached out on social media when you guys see. The clip was the conversation amongst the sun's clip. We thought alive clip. I mean we're we're out of time out late in the fourth quarter of game game three and i felt like some somebody saying what the heck is going. Oh everybody look good behind this and was a big broad on we watching. We're watching it live like and then some guy tried to get some of the other guys can finish the game but we're big and we felt like we gas watching the fight after we saw the bama's funds assigned fan before we thought it was crazy and we all laughed about it but if we saw the video side la the homie from the nuggets. Clearly never been in a fight before because you know what happens when you swing on somebody. They're going on and you didn't have the leverage he does grab homeys jersey just held him down. Chance j. j. lemay they say usually when the guy on the world. Here's the guy on the bottom row he wins. The tot got wins. Not in this case though. Not an absolutely so another thing about like having fans back in the building and i couldn't wait to ask you this question because know how like being player and watching russell westbrook goto the ton on somebody throw popcorn auto or somebody throw water of automatic kyri or fan had the nerve spit on trae young as a player. What do you think about these disrespectful actions by the fans toward the players this cursing. I mean. it's not it's not. it's not basketball is not the way of fancy re interact with a player you know. I don't know if people are excited to be outside. I don't know what it is but it's been like very disturbing in me. Put him on. China put myself in a situation. I want to react to the right way. I don't want to put myself in any way. So i just i just hope the security part tighten up hope our fans and people come and watch play performed and just see. It's not right on. Tv is my right to cheat and player like that. So i put myself in the situation. Hopefully it never happened. But i didn't want to be able to the right way. And i feel like those guys who've been in all situations in our leave the right way. Obviously you went to the finals last year with the miami heat and now you are in the western conference finals with the sons. What's the difference between these two playoff runs inside and outside the bubble different. I'm up i mean in you. Spend more time with your teammates. I feel like that that helps us. And miami helped us commodity together. And i like definitely helped us outside of the bubble. You know you have your regular routine so take back to normal a little bit but home has been great. No no lock and even lie about that. Phone quarter mandate hasn't been two minutes for our group for our young guys who've been in the playoffs for the first time since up and be comfortable in backyard of it somewhere. They feel comfortable and out to like that honestly. It's been the difference in these playoffs. Well we gonna be rooting for you. And the san's i'm really close to monty. Willie green light my little brother. Cpi three says i started jr has been influencing our students and allowing them to go from detroit to his carolina. So i wrote it for you guys. Thank you very much for taking the time. Kim greely as my brother so you know i'm lot one call away family appreciate you. Thank you thank you. Thank you to man. Thanks to the love this is a reward housekeeping check out my podcast. The world with insight and analysis on the top stories in the nba adrian origin ascii are insider extraordinary reaction to the breaking news. 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Nfs one find your local station for the hurt at foxboro radio dot com or stream. It live every day on the iheartradio app by searching heard. You're listening to fox sports radio. Oh here we go. It is a thursday. It is great to have you in live from los angeles. It's the heard wherever you may be an however you may be listening iheartradio. Fox sports radio. F- ashwan joy. Taylor joining me. Those pesky atlanta hawks. I can't count them out i i. Can you know it's funny in. I always try to trust my. Is you know you talk to nba gm. They'll say trust your eyes and then go to the analytics. Don't go to the analytics. First what are your eyes. Tell you the is telling me. The eastern conference is bad. It's like it just because you win. The pac twelve doesn't mean the fourth best team in the sec. Isn't better you can win the nfc east if the cowboys win the nfc east. I think the third best team in the nfc west rams niners seattle or arizona is probably better. That's how i start my show today. The atlanta hawks took a lead in the eastern conference finals. They were sub. Five hundred at the all-star break they don't have all star. There's a difference between hate and being honest. Those aren't very good teams. Let's be honest about that. Think of what. The hawks have done so far. They beaten the knicks. Who don't have an elite score on their roster thing about nba a global game. New york's america's biggest city that franchise doesn't have one elite score. Then they beat the sixers. Ben simmons can't shoot the second best player and a joel. Embiid has a tournus. And now they lead milwaukee who's number one player janas also can't shoot. That's the east. Since lebron left the eastern conference mercenary kawhi leonard when the east literally packs his bags goes to toronto. Wins the east leaves and the number five seed miami heat with a bunch of kids when the east. You know it's funny. Milwaukee didn't even really play that poorly. They did what milwaukee does. Chris middleton had a bad shooting night overnight on threes. I mean that happens with chris. Middleton and mike budenholzer. Didn't make any adjustments. Mike budenholzer never make the jesuits can adultery on. He wouldn't double kevin durant. You could say well you know. It was a bad night for mila. Didn't play particularly bad. I mean boot. Holzer did what budenholzer does and middleton has stinkers all the time i mean in the west. The clippers and the sons were missing. Mvp level players. Chris paul and colli. The game was unbelievable. I mean you had nine guys on both teams eighteen total that contributed backup players. Like cameron payne insane. Janas and trae young out of this game it's unwatchable. It was barely watchable. There's a reason that that game last night will not get a huge tv rating. And there's a reason that sons clippers got a big number. You can't fool america. I've said this before. America will always watch what they find the most dynamic or captivating the sec championship every year in college football it's a bigger rating than five percent of the bowl games because everybody knows in america they got more good nfl players. That game's not going to get a rating this sums it up milwaukee's final two three point attempts were taken by by two guys ole for thirteen on threes. That's who they went to for their final two. Three point shots. Two guys that were over thirteen. And i think trae young's great and nobody would deny that. I think he's the number one point guard in the east because i think he's better and more dependable entire irving i do and i james harden. I consider a shooting guard more than point guard. Trae young's the number one point guard in the east but think about this. If he was in the west you'd take luca over him. I would take steph over him. I'd take dame over him. And i'd have to consider john mirant and jamal murray and i take three over him since he's been in a league forever wins everywhere. Damon staff are better players than trae. Young they are. Let's not keep prisoners of last night steps better player by far than trae young and dame's a better player than trae. Young steph can't make the playoffs in the west and dane can't get past the first round. It's not hatred young's terrific. He's a great stories fun to watch atlanta's fun but we understand in sports. This is part of sports. That we understand some golf tournaments. The courses are harder. They used to have golf tournaments in las vegas. Invitational guys would be thirty. Five hundred bar- then you go to the. Us opened guys are like you know you watch last weekend brooks cap de bryce into shambhu. Everybody except jon rahm into the tank because the courses too hard then you have these desert courses where guys are thirty five under after the weekend. The eastern conference just is in very good in fact. It's bad and lebron coli left at now. It's really bad injured guys. Be the celtics got injuries. The sixers got injuries. The next can't philadelphia can't get along and can't shoot and i'm left with atlanta needing three more wins a team. That was some five hundred on the break from getting the eastern conference finals. I love trae young. It's a great story. He's going to get a lotta guys drafted. I don't know how you guard. Trae young damon steph when you have an nba that you can't hand check so they can get you and they're great ball. Handlers are quick and they have the kind of range two steps over the half court line. They can shoot. I don't know how you defend these guys. You can try to trap them good luck. They're all quick and great ball. Handlers all i know is when i watched trae young. I think to myself if i'm an nba general manager. And i'm drafting. There's a six nine wing and then there's a guard that can shoot. I'm taking the guard i am. I am taking the guard. But i watched that game last night my takeaway as these. These teams would not. They're they're they're they look like first round and outdoors in the west. They just do. I've got to be honest. so this is interesting. So steve kerr's going to coach him. Usa basketball and kevin durant gonna play forward. Apparently and Steve kerr played with michael jordan. The best player in most is in the history of basketball. We can argue about he and lebron magic. Whatever just for the time being for the argument. Mj's the best player ever and it certainly legitimate argument and steve. Kerr played with them for years and also coach k. d. and he and i and i do think what he says is accurate here. Here's the tape. I think he's more gifted. I really do at saying something. But kevin is a different entirely different breed. I mean six eleven with guard skills unlimited three point range passing shot-blocking at the rim. It's just stunning and watching him. This year was really really gratifying. I think is more gifted than michael jordan. I also think wilt was more gifted than bill. Russell and kareem they were just better. Centers certainly kareem. Was i think. Westbrook is more gifted than chris paul. Chris paul's better player. I think dominique wilkins more gifted than almost everybody that he played with Carl malone larry bird but i think carl malone and larry bird better players on the all gifted team westbrook and wilt k. d. Dominique t mac Shack gifted is not what becomes goat. And it really points out. Something that's important. The relentlessness the obsessive -ness of kobe. Michael and montana and peyton manning and brady jeeter. we don't talk about your mic. That but d- derek was may have been single in new york but his focus and drive in wilfulness is legendary around. Your circles. is that it's not just talent and i'll give great example. So much of sports is really formed by personality. So michael had brothers and brothers pick on each other. I didn't have. I didn't have the classic brother i had a sister so i'm more finesse. A fighter michael grew up with brothers. Who beat up on him picked on him scored on him. And that there's a value in that when you find you. Go and look at the ufc and look at a tough guys boxers. They often grow up with brothers. And they're banging on each other in the yard and fighting over pizza and fighting over the bicycle and fighting over the skateboard and fight and that creates this toughness. Michael came into the league and he inherited a guy named orlando woolridge. Now i want you to think about. This orlando woolridge was russell. Westbrook if westbrook was three ninety-two woolridge like westbrook was hyper athletic. Twenty plus a game really well liked by players ripped cut looked like a bodybuilder hyper athletic alleyoop slam dunk champ. He was westbrook as a three not a gifted shooter but a great score and a great athlete and when michael inherited him the first year they averaged almost the same. What did michael do. Bulldozed him ran over him. Took him on it practice. Any chance he got and warranty was a good guy. Woolridge confronted him went after him and got him out of town. Kevin durant had westbrook. Durant was way better than westbrook. The first year they played together durand average twenty-five westbrook fifteen. There was no question who the better player was. You know michael was better than orlando warwick but initially woolridge is giving you twenty three night. He was a slam dunk jump. What katy do what katyal is. Does he grumbled a little here. He wasn't happy with it but he never confronted it. he didn't go after westbrook at practice. He didn't confront him. He didn't confront the coach. He went asked sam prestige. Give me more love. He got mad at the newspaper that said he was unreliable. If katie was michael he'd be in oklahoma city he would have gone right after westbrook moved him out of town. Because westbrook's hard to play with and orlando ward. Great player could be hard to play with. I mean he was one of these guys he was evolved guy. He was hyper athletic. Played a certain way. Michael just moved to get out and k d doesn't have that personality if there's issues. He leaves golden state staff draymond issues he leaves and i believe kevin durant is on the all gifted team with wilt chamberlain. Tracy mcgrady just. I mean. it's just like they can do things nobody else can do. I think steve kerr's being totally honest. I don't think we've ever seen anything like him. But both of them very early in their careers had a hyper athletic strong muscular vertical. Allieu be unbelievable. Talent and michael made sure it was very clear. This is my city. This is my locker room. this is my team. That's just michael. Personality and the bulls moved off from orlando routes. Very quickly fake. Michael even broke leg. Didn't even play for a while. And they still made sure they got him out of town. And it wasn't because woolridge couldn't player woolridge was a bad guy or that's the difference. Michael confronted coaches issues barriers. Gm's everybody he used to mock the general manager he would mock jerry crap people as mean. Let me tell you something. Nba players got very short shelf. Life you gotta go right after what you want. I mean koby said in los angeles. i'm going to chicago. Get me a player shack left. Get me a player. Him out of here at the garden pal ball. And that's not kevin's personality and that doesn't mean he's a bad person. But when steve kerr says he's more gifted he has more gifted than mj. mt. I told you the story. Mark few coats gonzaga was on this. Usa basketball team a few years ago and and went to the practices. And i just asked about k. D. and he's like common. It's the best basketball players in the world. And katie was unstoppable. You could defend west broker defend career. Def- defend everybody kinda you can't defend katie. Michael jordan didn't have katie's range. I'm not sure he handled the ball. That much better wasn't a long katie. Does everything but it goes to show that it's beyond that it's not just talent. It's a focus a drive a relentlessness. You can't be passive aggressive. That's the difference between brady. Aaron rodgers one's a little more passive aggressive ones confrontational. So much of life in sports is above the shoulders because katie smart. We know that that. That's not the issue but michael grown up with brothers tough picked on him a little bit. He went through. That and michael comes out as resilient as tough as feisty as nasty and that is a huge. It's not even like it's not michael's athletic ability that defines michael. That when i think of michael the word i think of his relentless it's not talented. It's not gifted when i think a k. d. those words i think of brick bucur was on our show yesterday talking about that. He's had the opportunity to a the leading scorer in the league. He's had the opportunity to be a big fish in a small ponds. Had an opportunity to be a champion. Now he is leading the brooklyn nets and yet there still seems to be. This difficulty appreciating where he is and what he has and that. He's still trying to prove something. I think katie loves to play what he's trying to get out of playing. The game is still an uncertainty to me and uncertainty to lot of people. Michael never questioned that michael. I'm going to be the greatest basketball player of all time. I'm offended. i am deeply offended if you don't if you don't know that that is that is that we don't even argue about it. I m the best ever. That is what i'm going to be and you may say that's obnoxious. But that's what it takes to be number one. I mean we heard. I heard a story. Yesterday tom brady has been fighting for players. To practice lasts less. He keeps telling his players know t as we should have. Fewer practices brady is using that as a competitive advantage because he's practicing with his teammates at the local high school. Why everybody else is. You wanna be a goat and sports. That's what it takes. It often does it. That competitive edge and relentless relentlessness is what it takes. Baker mayfield agent wants a contract. We will discuss that coming up. Be sure to catch live additions of the heard. Weekdays at noon eastern nine. Am pacific on fox sports radio f s one and the iheartradio app in a world full of smart devices. Isn't it about time. Your printer got smart to now. Printing is smart with hp plus and the hp smart app is how it all happens. You can print from your phone with just a tap no matter where you are even from your garage slash home office slash yoga studio. That is smart. 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Making people feel safe at home for fifteen years. Check it out. Simplisafe colin dot com today customize. Your system get a free security camera. It is interesting when you say somebody is more gifted than michael jordan. People take offense to it but we know there are quarterbacks more gifted than tom brady patrick mahomes but aaron rodgers. It's okay to say that gifted is a word that that i always feel like somebody from above touched. You a little like like you get. Somebody gave you a genetic dna gift. And i mean let's be honest about. I saw this the other day. Most kids that are college. Athletes eight like a huge percentage of them. Their mom or dad were professional. Athletes like andrew wiggins. I think his mom was a great athlete and debt. That's the you know some people. Just get the height and the size if you've ever been around an offensive tackle in the nfl. They're all six seven. Eight and oftentimes have flat stomachs. And it's just like well. I could spend all year weight room. And i would be half that size. There is something so when you say he's more gifted than michael jordan. Michael was a grinder. Now athletic don't kid yourself. But michael was the word i always think with. Michael is relentless. The word i think about with katie is gifted doesn't mean he doesn't have his relentless moments doesn't mean michael didn't have as gifted moments but michael was just. I mean there's a story about michael and minor league baseball. I never forget this story. He goes at equipped. The goes to minor league baseball and the south as you know is brutally hot in the summers and oven in humid. Michael wood put on one of those workout like those black workout things. It can be any color. I guess but the one i saw him in. It's like putting saran wrap on and he would take batting practice before games for three hours. His hands were all. I could not walk in the south for thirty minutes. Wearing that walk he'd be soaking. Michael would take batting practice for two and a half hours get blisters before the game. That's michael michael was never great baseball player. But you go back and ask anybody that played with them. They're like oh that's that's the hardest working player in the history of baseball and baseball. Guys grinders generally begin with like that what to meal is defined michael joy with the news. The news this is the third minute everything is an insult trite. Gifted is yeah. He's more gifted. I don't have how michael might take it as an insult michael wood. It's not meant to be in it right. So the suns will likely have crispell. Paul back for game three. He's listed as probable for tonight's game and intends to play for. That's been fuzzy situation. We kind of yeah. I was thinking about that driving yesterday. I feel like you do a lot of thinking. I'm like what is going on with that house. He probable like we get a definitive. Maybe it's a lot of people have been arguing. How much even. Though we have a lot of medical information that would otherwise be private. If you weren't an athlete that's out there on. Athletes are a lot of people like oh scott hip violations. It's not it's not gonna be okay. They have injury report. Dipa violent. what you're talking about but it is a little strange. Maybe he didn't know who. I don't know what's wrong strange. But he's probably tonight however the clippers will still be without kawhi who has been ruled out once again with a knee sprain. Although camera payne's been incredible twenty nine points insane weirdest game. I mean game as george gervin. It's weird he plays with su- such a fun intensity he was brilliant to watch. I know everyone's like a little over reacted like nikos ball. Like he's just calm down like calls me back. It's gonna be fine and cameron was playing a lot when chris. Paul was available so the signs are favored by one and a half four game three tonight. According to fox bet teddy bridgewater went five. Backing up. drew brees. You can have backups. That come in for brief times. You don't really know how to defend them. You haven't seen a lot. There's not a ton of tape they play with an elevated level of. Yeah and all of a sudden you look up and you're like teddy bridgewater. Just beat us. Wait he's no well. he's not drew. Brees but cameron payne is an nba player with the ability to score long exactly so the celtics are reportedly finalizing a deal to make nets assisting email do their next head coach. He started his coaching career. In san antonio working under popovich for seven years and then he moved to philly in two thousand nineteen and spent a season in brooklyn. He reportedly very quickly separated himself in boston's hiring process. The also received recommendations from celtics. Stars like jason tatum. Marcus smart and jalen brown or three guys. You've got to get along with those three well. They all played for him with team. Usa at the two thousand nine world cup. So that's why have a relationship that's why you hire him. Yeah if three guys like marcus smart. It's not a big score. But he's one of the soul pieces of the celtics those three like him that your coach he played seven seasons in the nba. And it never hurts to be true. Starting your coaching career under popovich. Who has an unbelievable reputation with assistance. Andy reid yeah a great coaching tree. So i i like this higher for the celtics. Obviously they're stars. Buying into him is huge as well. Huge they don't have to go through the rest of the offseason looking for a coach. Either nash got the job kevin durant. He respected him. He was an. Mvp relationships are very important. Yes yes and your stars trusting. You are is very important now in the league. The pacers have also hired their next head coach. Rick carlisle was out of a job for three days on his longtime. He reportedly agreed to return to any indian next season. Signed a four year. Twenty million dollar contract. This will be his second stint as head coach. He was there for four seasons in two thousand and three or two thousand seven and had a record of one eighty one one forty seven in that time. He was with the mavs for thirteen seasons and wanna title in two thousand eleven. They were thirty four and thirty eight last year. Herb simon's one of the legendarily. Nice guys. he owns the pacers a very nice man herbin rick. I'm sure ended on good terms because herbs a nice guy people really like him so when you end on good terms sometimes you get hired back. That's the way it works. Well well we have lots of discussions about the coaching carousel in the nba. And every once in a while they will insert some new blood. Which i think is very needed. Especially when you have these young players who you know. Have a different energy. And there's a reliability factor and all of that. But i actually think that rick carlisle is a great fit not just because he has been there before like i think he's a great fit for the pacers good higher for them you know. We know what happens in dallas. Sometimes you just. It wasn't that rick was necessarily failing there sometimes just since come to an end like things come to an end people start to have differences of opinion on how things are run or what needs to have otherwise also joy. Sometimes you get an older coach. Who doesn't fit with younger players. You get a raw younger coach. Who doesn't fit with older players so much tie liu so much as fit. Do you fit your personnel and rick. Sixty one lucas. A young guy international. Maybe they don't quite it's okay. Also where you are is a franchise. I think matters as well. Do you have the stars you need. And you need to start winning now. Are you rebuilding the pacers and you need to really emphasize a whole new way of doing things. Like different coaches fit for. Different times eras with organization. So that's another reason why. I think it's a good fit for them. Joy with the news. Well that's the news and thanks for stopping by heard. Lie my buddy. Nick right first things. First co host joining us now brought to you by mercedes benz the best or nothing. So i said listen. Listen i think we would agree with this. The west is a lot better than the east. The east is you know ben. Simmons can't shoot. The knicks can't shoot. This can't shoot. It's not the same conference we know we know. The nfc east is not the afc west at the top or the nfc. With that. what. I did talk about earlier. Trae young as great. And i do think i said the other day. I said the ten best young players under twenty five in the league. I put luca one. I put trae young second and i got some blowback on it and i said there. There's a lot of stuff would trae young beyond the scoring which is obvious the confidence he gets others involved. I think he is the number one point guard in the east. Is that a little too much too early. It's not too much after this playoff run. So there's a lot back here your old buddy bill. Simmons made the right comparison. That people are comparing him to step he. Listen he's not dead. Eye shooter a good shooter. But he's not staffer dame even though he takes stepping dame shots the comp simmons made. That's right is steve nash. Because it's the playmaking that makes him so impossible. And you saw last night brooklyn or brooklyn brooklyn wishes. They were there milwaukee with their drop coverage he does is gonna kill you on floaters. He's incredibly competent and colin. Like when we're talking playoff. Debuts he magic johnson as far as his first season in the playoffs is the gold standard. Trae could be moving into second place. Lebron had great one but only made around too. Then you've got to go all the way back to dr j. But dr j. wouldn't really playoff debut because he had all the aba runs. Rick perry luau now. We're talking about forty five fifty years ago for him to be scoring thirty a night ten assists have a team with no other all stars this deep into the playoffs and by the way he's had to go through the three best. Most physical deepens is in the east. Yeah the knicks the sixers and now the bucks your point on point guard so i think most people would say if you don't consider hardened point guard which i understand that the best point guard in the east is kyrie irving would trae. Young is doing something in these playoffs. Kyrie irving had an opportunity to do in twenty nineteen with a better roster around him in boston. Kyrie played a worse bucks team and not only. Did they lose to them. They lost in five and kyrie was six for nineteen. He was seven for twenty one he was bad and so i do think trae young is the second best young player. I think he's passed donovan. I think he's passed booker. I think he's zay on who i adore. I think he's passed tatum. And only luke's ahead of him. And i think it's the second best point guard or i'm sorry. The best point guard in the east. I i totally agree with you. One hundred percent so when the clippers fell down to the mavs a source inside the clippers said we're gonna win this thing watch and they did When they fell behind a utah. Oh two i said on the air clippers gonna win the series. They're down to phoenix. And not just because chris paul is coming back and is probably isn't but i don't think this is lightning in a bottle. I compare the sons yesterday to the seahawks that first team that won the super bowl the year before they were six and five and got hot and the seahawks then got knocked out of the playoffs the next year you watch them in thought there so far and away. The best team in the league is not close. What is happening phoenix last year. In the bubble. You're like ooh they're pretty good. They weren't great. And you're watching right now and i said like the seahawks. You're saying to yourself well. They look way better than everybody and they have a similarity the seahawks and the suns young players all pete two or three young players like wow with a great leader and what you're seeing bonnie williams pete carroll coaches who have been fired but been around. They harnessed that. And so i look at phoenix. And i think things over and i'm not sure it goes six. Listen i you. And i don't often agree on so much. We agree on a lot here so collins. You remember the game where lebron was backing down. Jae crowder and andre drummond. Was pantomime ing sideline. Yeah yeah that game in round one. Yup i don't know how long ago that feels to you to me. It feels like it was months ago since then. Not only the sun's not lost. They have trailed in the fourth quarter since then for twenty five seconds they just rolled through. Everybody gets to obviously was incredibly close in great. Finish and the clippers on the other hand. It's not only that there without kawhi. It's that tonight will be there. Sixteenth game in the last thirty two. Yeah it's brutal or not just out of l. Let's they have thrown the gun at the guy and now they're trying to tackle. Yeah they're spent tie lewis made amazing adjustments and by the way they could win tonight like i think they might win tonight but i think with no coup. Why with a suns team that got half a week off after beating the lakers. A full week off after sweeping the nets and now depending on how chris paul reacted to the would protocol assuming he was a symptomatic. He's just rested and they're up to like. I think there's going to be no slander from me on the clippers. I think what they've done. This postseason has been great but the sun to the healthier more rested. Better team right now. I don't think they can win. Four out of five against them moving. Yeah you know. It's funny because i after those games i thought to myself this will still six and yesterday i had somebody Text me that what you just said. There they gave me the games. The clippers have played in there like chris. Paul isn't hurt. he's just resting l like watch out. So i want to go to this. So steve kerr now. Maybe because he's coaching team. Usa basketball. He said this but he said you know kevin durant more gifted than michael jordan and as joyce said everybody thinks everything's a slight and i do think wilt k. d. tracy mcgrady there are these dominique guys that are just gifted and it's not that they don't work card. I mean we'll always distracted. But they they don't they don't they. Don't have this relentlessness. And i said jordan. Had brothers roughhousing michael. And i think of michael i don't think gifted i think super talented. But i think relentless i do think katie could be if he was more relentless he could be the greatest basketball player. Ever i don't think it's crazy to say that do you know i mean he won't be but could have been sure and listen. He's going to end up one of the greatest players of all time. He's knocking on that door already. But the comp. I was listening to your opening rant when you talked about this the comp. I was waiting waiting for you to go to is randy moss jerry rice. Randy's one of the greatest ever and randy is without question the most gifted wide receiver we have ever seen. But as much as i love randy. There is no argument to be made. He was better than jerry rice. It just doesn't exist right so like there there are. There are the natural physical gifts. It's not like kevin durant has squandered it all right he he's been he. He been spectacular. And think you can argue. He has gotten the most out of his immeasurable talent. But talent and giftedness is not everything it takes if you're talking about becoming the greatest of all time and so you have lebron who is a different type of physically gifted. Yeah i think lebron the natural gift. Lebron has that he's underrated. Is the court vision part of it that katy while he's a great passer is not the lebron level passer and that's the biggest discrepancy in their two games. And then you have jordan relentlessness. That is exact. the exact right word the maniacal competitiveness. The part of jordan that made him have to beat that usher security guard in the quarters contest or rigged the luggage off the conveyor belt contests against his teammates part of what made him so special. Yeah it's it's the same thing. Mahomes is more talented. But brady's way better at quarterback. And i know this is unbelievable. Colin hold on. Hold on since you fit that in. I have to do one thing here real quick before we go. It's important once upon a time. Colin coward was the best local radio host in america. I think then it was an on nobody the crown for then i worked for a little bit and fs one hired me right now. The guy who was the best local radio host in america. You and i both know him. His name's danny parkin's great. He teamed up with a manual watchos. Brother sam acho. He just did just completed a couple of hours ago. Twenty four hours of live radio raised over half a million dollars to build a supermarket on the west side of chicago. In a place where a liquor store had been got burnt down. During the george floyd protests. They called it the what about chicago radiothon to one of the most successful local radio things i've ever seen. It's a great thing that emanuel's brother and danny did. And i know you're friends with danny. I just wanted to give them a shout out and recognize it on this planet. The it is it. Is it too late to donate to that. It is but i donated in your name. You just gotta send me a check. So don't worry about it okay. That sounds good to me. Buddy nick reich thankful man siaca. It is the danny parkinson's terrific kid. Great story in chicago. The michael jordan is is one of the things. I like about michael that he was so complex that he's still fascinating years later. I could talk michael jordan every day on the show. He's a fascinating guy. We did several weeks of talking. About michael jordan. During the pandemic last year was last dance very complex guy and very competitive and that is that is you know it's not always had this conversation with my wife the other day and We went to a restaurant. And if i go to a restaurant. La oh is somebody a waiter so many high level. The i've been on the air forever. They know who. I am right in los angeles. But i said but everybody's always great. But i told my wife i said. Can you imagine being michael jordan. He could not go to dinner. I said i'm the perfect level of fame. I get a free appetizer. Every third time i go to a restaurant and it's a perfect of all somebody in the restaurant says hi. I get a free app. Every third people are standing how hard it is to be lebron and brady and michael and steve. Kerr was talking about anyone who was dealing with when he was in golden state. We say it all the time. We'd rather be wealthy than famous. Oh god you can have fame all day long. If i started over again. I would go into the waste management business. That's always the richest guy in every town. He owns the waste management business and most towns in america and nobody knows who he is. Be sure to catch. Live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern nine. Am pacific hates. Ban hosted the fifth hour with ben maller along with my trusty sidekick david gascon with mean a lot to have you join us at our weekly auditory journey dress one. In god's name is the fifth hour. I'll tell you it's a spin off of the ben. Maller shaw cult hit overnights on fsr. 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That seems to change everything. Changes this ever. Present force shaping our lives but how does it really work. That's the question at the center of my new podcast. A slight change of plans. I'm dr michael schenker. I'm a cognitive scientist. Who spent the last two decades studying. How our minds work and how we change in this podcast. I'll be having intimate revealing conversations. You'll hear stories from tiffany. Haddish hillary clinton casey muskrats. You'll also hear from a woman who left a religious cult and black jazz musician who convinced dozens of kkk members. To leave the clamp. All of them have lived through extraordinary. Change i hope you'll come away thinking differently about change in your own way. Listen to fight. Change of plans on the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you like to listen so it's interesting baker mayfield's agents. He thinks a contract will get done this summer. Jack mills. I think something will be done this summer. He obviously wants a long term contract for baker mayfield. I think cleveland should wait a year. And it's interesting. Because cleveland has low sports self esteem and when when teams have low sports self-esteem they often rushed to sign somebody who gives them a little love. They have a little success. And the team is like ryan fitzpatrick. Buffalo bills had a really good september and the bills. Signed a new contract to hell. Are you doing you sign him. Like washington signs ryan fitzpatrick. He's been with nine teams in seventeen years but teams that his historically lose. It's usually bat. Ownership cleveland does not have great ownership their owners impatient and so baker gives them a playoff win and it would be very easy for cleveland and go. He likes us. Let's deal i think kevin's too fancy and andrew. Berry are such smart guys coach. Gm they'll be able to hold off this impatient impulsive owner news. Hold off offer a year because baker last year or the number one running game and the number one offensive line and the head coach of the year yet. Twenty six eight picks thirty five hundred yards completed sixty three percent of his throws is. Okay wasn't his. I is okay. It looked like josh allen. Justin herber patrick. Mahomes to me is okay. So i think they'll be able to hold him off but it's you have to remember be patient. The buccaneers had jameis winston in year. Two winston four thousand yards more than baker twenty eight touchdowns winning record eighty-six passer rating. They just kept pushing it off. That's how they end up with tom. Brady marcus mariota. Remember that tennessee. Marcus mariota year. To tennessee had a winning record. Twenty six thousand nine picks sixty percent completion percentage ninety six passer rating. They didn't rush now. They have a better quarterback is that he got just gov got signed early. How'd it work carson. Wentz got signed early. How'd it work. There's this rush now to sign the quarterback early and there are times like with with josh allen. And patrick mahomes. It makes sense there. Generational talent mel kiper at josh. Allen is the tenth highest gritted quarterback in the history of covering the draft. That's how good josh. Allen was so in baker's case. What is the rush. Let see him now. As joe burrow gets better what joe burrow this year looks great and we know lamar is great. And you have. Baker could be the third best quarterback in division. Let's just wait and there's no hurry on this stuff and also when you pay baker. Some of these players are going to leave. Let see then again dak prescott rookie deal when you can just keep signing in signing in signing went thirteen three is a rookie offensive. Line is great. You can pay all fortune as the team has become more reliant. They're jammed up against the cap dax last sixteen games. He six ten doesn't mean he can't play doesn't mean he doesn't deserve. Money does a lot of things about dacca light more than baker in terms of intangibles but low sports self esteem is a thing teams with histories of losing. Usually have two things. Bad owners impatient impulsive owners browns. Do and any little success. They just rushed overpay it. Nfl there's two rules pay great money infrequently and wait as long as you can to pay it and the exceptions. Even the mahomes deal is a team friendly deal so i. I don't think people should pay baker. Now play the season. Let's see him was success. What joe burrow ends up being as good as he looked in the first five games and and you're looking at lamar and joe burrow twice a year. And it's like. Do we have the third most talented quarterback in the division that. That's not a for winning. That's why the rams to the playoffs and got rid of golf. Because they felt like they russell. He's not cuyler standards when you win. The standards remain high. Our to on a thursday live in los angeles next. 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Episode 55: The Freestyle Episode
"Cox we're not quitting. You're listening to that noise. Podcast featuring pete delia. Talking about shit jamie klein no one wants to smell your dirty fucking shit. Mike verdict feel like i'm a group. Steve taylor is again as paul slapped by some other. Do grieve you get a fucking sausage. You sundown you. Better take care if i find you've been creeping 'round my back stair this is episode fifty five that noise welcome to the program ladies and gentlemen Yeah we're going to go off the rails here After struggling way too fucking hard to come up with a topic for this week's show. We decided that we are going to go absolutely fucking free style and just talk about what comes up the top of our heads and as soon as we started the show. Naturally jimmy clan has technical difficulties and now joining this back via satellite james. Clyde how are you sir. I know camel okay. I'm i'm all right over here. You are you trying to peter impression. There they go or so well so laurie with a plug up are you are you all looped up. I mean that's the most important thing ant little forever done. That sounds like marty's impression when we did that like you did that skit years and years and years ago with the siskel and ebert and he was still the tape. That's right. That's what i thought you were doing. Like some clinton that's a fucking memories. This is episode fifty five. Were calling it the freestyle episode and Before we went on the air it got a little A little bit of a tease for mr klein that he's got some comments about the star trek movie series. That might make steve a little butthurt later on. But we'll We'll make about her. We'll get into everything makes you about her. These days the empire strikes back major bucks figure out of it a little bit. Yeah that's all you have. You don't have a pretorius schuster a what everyone writing the buttocks but in my but jamie jimmy. What did you say. What was that term. You but taurus. Now what pretorius could be. It could be a little bit inside your asshole so when you tingle it and play with a little bit you might feel some pleasure Mike you can expand on this. Yeah well i usually. I do expand on this. It gets a little bigger the more you do it more. Open up in Well let's go on does your does your pretorius get irritated when you have a whiskey. Wedgie got an ongoing joke. Folks for those of you not be able to see the livestream and see the example that mike is put it in front of the camera. What it's another ingenious use of a simple machine and by all accounts. I would approve of the whiskey wedge except for we were talking around the holiday your life and i mentioned that i got a bottle of bourbon cream in my coffee. Christmas and mike made some jokes about my manhood and then brought up. That he had a whisky wedge. So now it's been a war of double entendre 's with bourbon theory. East the whiskey wage. You can put regular drinks in it or you can put in bourbon cream. No you wouldn't do it like that. That's just no because this is a man's and they're so for just for the record every time you say or type in the text group. The word whiskey wedge. I hear it in. Paul lynn's voice. It's wis- i'm the secret square. Just so you know why. Why i find it. Hilarious is because he picked up. His daughter came from the barroom. Why are you threatened by an. I told you if you if you would not start it. I probably would have gone and bought one myself to tell you the god's honest truth but because you started this shit turn finish yourself pleasure of whiskey which i still drink my whiskey. I just have it with ice instead of a whiskey. See what can i say. I'm so ruined. I'm so ruined. All linda dated everybody the three people that listen to this. One of. Them's googling poland right now. I magna gracious pollen on. I was watching your loophole in this. I was wondering your video and all this pollen and he will turn a big road. Talk really really funny but even funny way they should wait a minute is that is that the guy from the simpsons. No do that anymore. Oh no that was just my totally politically incorrect. Interpretation of that accent so that it is of nobody in particular it is the politically incorrect ramblings of a suburbanite white male anyway. So i thought that you should drove that segue okay. This unique. The name of her show suburbanite white males no whole busy. I hate that works. it's an. It's an uncomfortable truth that that's that's that's the best way to explain it. So if you are listening for the first time on one of the various podcast networks we are available on. We do livestream this on our facebook. Page every monday night. We're shooting for ten pm. Start time. I'm sorry wednesday night now correction wednesday night Ten pm eastern time. We'll be a little bit later when certain obstacles get in my way. But that's all right. We can work around that but again. The facebook page is facebook dot com slash f. That noise if you are watching live and once you call in and take part in the mayhem the phone number that we have here is five. Eight five four eight four zero three four two five eight five four eight four zero three four two if you're listening to this and wants to make a comment after the show is over. Feel free to leave a voicemail. We'll be happy to include it on on a future show but again then number is five five four eight four zero three four two all right so we start every episode with a drive of the week. If you don't know what to drive is a drive as a line from a movie or tv show said with exceptional velocity volume and this segment belongs to jimmy. Client ladies gentlemen and beagle fucking titties. What we have is one of this one. I'm going to dedicate this drive to michael bird to me. This is for. This is for you buddy. I specifically put this out. Because mike kiichi we just announce right now. Oh well yeah keep talking. We will do the okay. We're gonna do the dry ice you know. What do you know what you're making wanted. A free practice. I love every minute of this. You wanted to freestyle show. This is what you get. I did so yeah. We did last week's episode if you haven't listened to it Go find it you can go to. Fda noise pie dot com or you can just search any in every podcast service that you might possibly be subscribed to We were about to spoil it for you. We are there but the We did a celebrity death pool. Second annual celebrity death pool and for the second straight year michael bird turned out to be the winner thanks to christopher plummer finally kicking the bucket. I won twice a week though literally was like two days it was like i feel like i won twice last week. I you know. I won the game and i wanted to. Christopher plummer is no longer with us. wow so what. We're finding some things out about. Mike's air makes attitude towards at least for certain people He was unfazed when chorus leach past And now he's considering it a double victory that christopher plummer is no longer with us so that being said jamie go ahead and introduce the drive of the week dr. The week is dedicated to michael. Verdict ladies gentlemen because christopher plummer was in one of the greatest star trek films ever made he was in star trek six the undiscovered country. Now this is probably. I is usually ranked up there in the top. Three best star trek owns and this is the scene where christopher plummer playing a klingon. Let's kirk gets languor. The captain kirk so. Check it out captain. Cook's views and motives are indeed a very hot. This office has record. Shows him to be an insubordinate. Unprincipled career minded opportunist with a history of violating the chain of command whenever it suited him. Indeed a record shows that captain kirk once l. The rank of admiral and that admiral kirk was broken taking matters into his own hands and the regulations. The law tonight knickebocker. These thank tyson records back that admiral cook was broken for taking matters into his own hands and defines regulations law student. I don't like the regulations of the law denied these charges. Don't talk nicer nicer. Make it into a song. Somebody can make that into a song. Absolutely no music. Up of that whole scene was based off or that that line. At least steve apparently take the name of it was it was during the kennedy administration. The us ambassador yelled at to the russian ambassador. Don't wait for the translation okay. Why can't take it was fucking your who the history kissinger no. No no no. No no no no no. They said to khrushchev. They said it to khrushchev. Which was the when the banks. That's when he banged his shoe on the thing. Yeah was it. Tim williamson could have been tim williamson. Was it wrong. King ronchi athletes stevenson adelaide. Stevenson said it to the russian ambassador when he was asking them if they were putting missiles in cuba and he showed the pitchers and he says don't wait for the translation. Answer me now. So they took that and put it in the fucking star trek since this is supposed to be a play on the cold war between russia and america which is perfect. Actually for watching this now. Don't ask the part that kills me is the special effects hold up real fucking wellness was eighty nine right ninety one ninety one. But let's not forget there. You go mike okay. Okay with talking about christopher plummer all right so before we segue into our next topic. That was the drive of the week brought to you by trash. Men meteoroid latest. Dvd and blu ray commentary and reviews had to trash men media dot com also on facebook and twitter. Don't forget to check out. Www dot com. Here let us news and absolutely no fucking bullshit now so jamie since since there really is no former function to this guy damn episode really bugged the hell outta keith. Doesn't buy it doesn't bother. I just a small part of me small part that worries about the possibility of the let me tell you. Let me tell you something last week last week. Took us like it been last week or the week before it took us like eleven or twelve minutes to get through the drive of the week alone because we were talking so much in saints. There's no possibility of dead air in this episode. Said it was a small part now. So over. So james. These peanuts james. You won't be james. You watch all six star trek movies recently. Within the last like two or three weeks. I went through watch star trek the motion picture all the way to star trek sexy undiscovered country and original past the thirteen movies. So i first off start to the con is the greatest fucking star trek movie. There is no. There's no argument. There should be an argument if you even argue it. You're fucking stupid. Greatest movies period. Let movies period. I fucking love them at a appreciate especially when you appreciate where it came from the first movie to that just such an amazing thing it's awesome. It's awesome watching these again. I am. I am not a fan of star trek four voyage home that is easily the worst of the star trek films. I will say star. Trek five is better than star trek. Four is is bad. What i remember five is not five. Watch them all in a row. Five is not that bad. First of all god. He's i start with one. Which is the of god. No no no. I remember when i saw five in the theater. They lost me in the beginning with rodeo. Your vote. I was like what the fuck is this. And that was just downhill from the start. Watch star trek for the whole. Thing's a fucking comedy you can have your asshole. It's still better than than five that piece of shit. Oh no star. Trek for sucks. I just wanna say sucks because there's parts of star trek for. I still like so overall. I do like one through six. There's parts of four really. The ending of four is awesome when they get the new enterprise. But the rest. The movies kennedy. Tell you let me tell you. I'm not totally discount. Your opinion because i do think for is weaker than some of them for sure. I think that good run house can say i to say this is star. Trek three is the most underrated of the series star trek. Three blocking kicks ass. And i will go down and say william shatner's greatest performance in star. Trek films is three. He is awesome in three to know he's great and too i mean he's here's the thing i'm shatter fan. He's breaking all the fucking movies. He's amazing to me but star. Trek three is great performances. Captain kirk easily hands down there. Christopher lloyd under raw lloyd lloyd. Fucking rules Mike wishes he was dead. Which is weird but christopher lloyd. Don't you said you picked them on your deadpool. That's christopher plummer. No you did say. Christopher lloyd yeah you did that was your was your that was your extra that you add in the extra round when you made up the rules now. I'm already drinking jamison and now down to liquor forty-three right now. And i still remember that you pick so christopher lloyd so jamie your controversial position is star. Trek five is better than four. Yes that's controversial yes. Easily hands down. I will also say three. Is the second best star trek movie. Six six is definitely no. I go to six eight three eight. We not get out. We're doing original kiss. Eight is i. Don't how are you too. Okay if you're talking original than it's three to six three. I i used to always say to six three after watching them. Three has the edge. Six has some real bad. Cgi and six also has a lot of unnecessary comedy. Now wait a minute. First of all. I want to clear up. I did not say. Christopher lloyd is i wanted dead. I said i picked him dead. Christopher plummer wanted dead yes. Christopher plummer i want a day It would be blessed for me to say that i wanted. Christopher lloyd does simply because i think that nature is gonna take its course. We found mike semper sure expect. Why loyd is mike. Schmidts zoo christopher to mic christopher lloyd. Track the motion picture fucking great movie way way. What way watch star trek the motion picture fucking light won't be boys'll the agree. It is first of all you're gonna take thieves. Opinionated empires freight fact socks. Listen los encounters of the third kind is in the same vein of star trek. The motion picture. That's right the air flow but they're great movies. They both thuc. Now let me what do you like about. Please please tell me what you like about. Star trek the motion picture. Oh i think the special effects are fantastic. Great from the time win when they're when they're when they're do twenty minutes of floating through space or when they twenty five minutes of showing the damn shifts over it's not it may not have been that long but it felt that long track. The motion picture is as slow as lord of the rings. No lower even slower. Even that movie is is. I haven't seen. I had a planters. Words a kid on my toe. I haven't seen that in a while. But i know that i when they're showing the ship in the beginning. You just have to have direction like me the whole time and then you just forget how long it's taking that thing. I remember that. I mean this lady introducing star trek to the pretty much because the show ended. What a full decade prior to that. Show that first movie though and so it's like them kind of like saying to the fans here you go. And they showed the enterprise and they have not that the greatest story but it was it was well written. Okay okay not the greatest story. This is the first kink in the armor. Second of all you had star wars before that you had it all set up. You could talk about that thing. Being not on for ten years that they they had a star wars as lead into that movie and they made that walking piece of crap and one of the reasons one of the reasons the wrath of khan is so good is that it's so damn good but the other reason is is because it followed the epitome of one of the worst films ever made annetta starch a worst. No i said it's one of them. Part of your with star wars thing if we keep an eye we saw william shatner speak. He said that they rushed that movie. So quick to get it out because of star wars. Yeah that's why. The editing was like took fucking no time like is showed williams showed. The director didn't see the final cut until the premier like all. Yes real real classic love. I think it's fantastic. And i think it's a great fucking movie. I think that we should do a noise watching star trek the motion. Why because because it's slow. The stream stuck in start 'til like midnight and shit plus e. try to fucking miami. I do. I do say jamie the most memorable thing i have a star trek three is back in the day. They used to write a comic book version of all the movies that came out. They had a marvel comic book. Version of star trek. Three and i remember as a little kid. They did right in it. You killed my son. You klingon bastard and i was freaking out because i had a comic book with the word bastard going on slithering comic book hanging doorns grocery store. He's a half those and they had little comic. And i still remember picking up return to the jet. I had four issues to get the full story of return the jeddah and that could not wait to get the number four and then later star trek. They'd doing the char trek one. I'll still have christopher lloyd's face on a taco bell glass. When taco bell is doing some promotion of star trek three the search for spot. I still have that lands. That aren't still on there. Been fucking watched up years ago. Yeah it's it's all shed those are thicker gonna turn out. I'm trying to answer you know. But those glasses from their thick like dick they weren't they weren't thin. You ask the glasses leaving. Birth control either. Awesome at me. Keep them so very interesting way. He gets you a point folks where you find out where your friends are pay. Only a true friend would say something like that to a true for relieving. We should refresh the viewer's our friendship should remember that. But stephen. i were actually baptized in fucking day. That up before do we like it or not but you know what we talking because you know. That was a long time ago. You were on first day keith. You and i said we were both at that driving on the same night. You remember the black hole. Jaws drive in double feature. I don't remember that. Oh or high school. But i actually did start hanging out you guys until ten eleven. Great me to that. The only thing i knew about jamie klein was him walking through the hall and knocking over some little kids. Books can happen jamie jamie jamie jamie. I believe steve story. Because i have this vivid image. It was eighth grade. Because i remember 'cause the lockers upstairs in trader eighth grade and jamie is walking down the middle of the hall and he's got his shoulders stiff and he's leaning forward and decimating everybody in his fucking path. It was so it was it was one of the most seven moments you just. I'm just gonna put my shoulders down in knockin. I was waiting in the hall to go into my german class. I wanna say was ninth grade and there comes jamie and james or walking down the hall and just like you said his shoulders reform head down and just plowed over this poor little faulk. That was of. This kid was visiting from the second grade. He wanted to see with the big awesome back. I like the stories. Like bert walker out. Where's my job. There was a su- story right. The was walking around the locker was. It wasn't atom by atom adam supported in and gave credence supposedly. Mike was in the locker room. It might have been p was a ups or was it somebody else. What do. I don't know it's probably true. Whatever it is. The story footballing J. football. I don't know i don't know but totally nude. He had fucking raging hard on. And if you if you would have put that kind of fiction star trek it would have been a good movie four. I do remember you yourselves. Madam mike with the locker room guy. What is he. It means so many things. I never knew it was true or not. I don't even know what taught what he's talking about a month. Just you're gonna move but you're right. We we all kind of each other around junior high. Because i would all and i met. I met jamie super young. But i would. I really got to know jamie in highschool. Yes correct. Yeah so like when we're in grade school but like we become good friends until later. Same with keith. i mean same. Steve's really same with pete so that was that was basically what i got to know. Everybody thing like pete and i have known each other since what nineteen eighty one. I've known forever. So i the first one of our group that i actually became friends with marty. He was in my ninth grade art class. Mr saul shea. Okay remember murdering. I just kind of hit it off. Because he was he. One day was like wearing lakers stuff and i was celtic fan. We were talking back and forth. And dads how i kinda was introduced to. The group was through mardi. Okay interesting i let me tell you i just got a flash back to something and it's it's random but i i just wanna say road win rate. I was in ninth grade art class and you just made me think about it. There was this. I can't i can't for the life for me. Think who it is but it was like a high school football player. We're a jv at the time. This is a high school football player. Wanna like the top guys. And he was talking to us and he was talking about. How could break everybody's back. It was the most surreal thing and he would go. He would go around and he would like look. I could break your back. And i could break your back. This would be a little harder to break your back. But i could do it. I no most surreal thing. And i could see his big stupid face. And i can't for life me think who it was but it was such a surreal conversation. I just flashed back to it. When steve said that it was nuts. I i i remember interacting with marty. Was he told me that he. Then i was a part of his pool league that he was headed in his house after school. And then i was in the mid west division and which was fascinating. Because a i'd never been to his house to. He'd never invited me to his house and three. I was like fifteen years old. There was no fucking way. I was getting out to county. Line road back in those days to freakin play pool. So it was it was. He was just a funny interaction. I my first interaction with. Mike was actually in my kitchen because he had wrote his bike because he was trying to date the girl across the street from me and so we were. We were playing mad. The first john. Madden football on sega genesis. We brought my brothers genesis into the kitchen. It was the summertime. Brian meal in dyke. And yeah and mike mike. All of a sudden standing there with with the classic martini grin and freaking just he looks and goes niners in this and that was the first words he ever spoke to me. Nice nice back into the man who wasn't there. isn't it. His name matt chapman was sham. And it was met was the other kid. Keith was brian. You mad. Brian burrow master. No you just say match ifan. Maybe maybe brian. Brian duggar now. He was never over. Because i remember the day it was it was very surreal and i first of all thank you. I think dating is very generous of what i was trying to do. You didn't know what you were doing. I was trying to do it in your defense. If i was in your shoes neither would i. So yeah but it was. You know is also like i remember i in the front porch. Brian mueller dyke and. I can't remember whether it was keith. Or it was met. You were like singing more than words. It was probably. Brian is brian. Somebody else's singing that song. And i'm like what the fuck out of this neighborhood. I want to say that. Mike was one of the first ones if not the first of our friends to have a car and so we relied on mike to take us everywhere and the were all server driving to some sort of bookstore bookstore. It was like okay. That's a difficult survey. Wrote some convenience store and we picked up like fucking dirty magazines and only you go inside the boston tampons to the fact that none of them none of that is true. Mike is actually younger than us but he because he had facial hair when he was eight years old. The cops just never asked any questions is very true. Actually just graduated high school keith. I'm kind of disappointed in you. That when Was talking about you and you're in one of your friends singing more than words. You played the blue bar. Sandra that would have been. The perfect time wasn't signed. In this time i was signed here. 'cause us i bet it's coming but it's coming wolf. I don't even know. The titanic old should piece of shit movie ever made dream boat so that we know. we're titanic. Is the worst movie ever made. That thought star trek. The motion picture was the worst guy. You know what you know what i hate. I hate titanic burdette gut christmas classic of put but even that's better than star trek. God no oh yes. That was the most melodramatic piece fly in. Shit i've star trek was. You're absolutely right star trek issues. Some points rings. Fatty i remember. Remember in moist. Titanic and then the scene came when they're on the boat is sinking and she looks at jack and says this is where we first met and i was like. Oh fuck like a dude just literally fell in front of them by the propeller and she said that to them like fucking burn just fucking murder me. I live on that door for two people right. There were right. Just don't get it so if you imagine what a piece of shit that was. How star trek actually fucking. Jim are trek. The motion-picture fucking what's the well we. Now it's king now. It's a great movie that listening. I'm gonna eat now. What's what's what's the best. What's what's what's the best james cameron movie. What's your favorite. James cameron movie. Terminators turn terminator. I'm with mike on this mike. The second best buy determine terminator one way. But i elliott is fucking. I would actually say. I would actually say terminator terminator two in the new orleans c. I can't return near because of the whole fucking at edward furlong. I wanted the goddamn face. They didn't feel the ship enough aliens rhonette vine if they did a slow camera pan across edward furlong space. Then steve would be okay with it. I gotta i gotta give an honorable mention. It's it's it's not not the best but honorable mention to the abyss. I fucking saw that in the theater. And i thought it was the shit at lovers. No i liked it. I liked the keys house. All you guys one time. I don't remember that is probably one of the more underrated michael. You're sleeping when i just said probably leave like venus fucking awesome. That move right. Yeah michael green. Bean michael biehn. And his sister. Flicker flicker beans. Wasn't she in shero being isn't life. Full teams can refer all of his genius. Everyone says he should get the distinction for one thing. And that's putting out a actual good arnold performance. But she still might through live. He is so fucking funny in that movie. That was a good movie. I mean it's probably not like a top whatever. But i think it was a solid movie fan. It's okay it's it's one of those movies. it's fun it's just one of those movies where they like. They took this established artists forced nigger star and they just had him lake know do a caricature of sort of self most the time. Would you rather watch vats or would you rather watch last action hero. I'd rather watch that likely. Truly he fell asleep last action. Hero don't think is. Dc wrote a great song for that movie. I have to abort this. Somehow i got an awesome movie theater experience. Pete remember we went and saw that included. Yeah you guys again so yes yes okay so. We went and saw varies that included and started with like for buying the ticket. Neither mere pete to this day. I can't remember one of us said. Is there any nudity in this thought. That was the funniest thing that we and we were watching. The movie said jumps up jamie quarters. Yeah if pizza corers. Pete was off thirty minutes of this movie. I got up to blah blah blah. It was some game at the time that we played at the movie theater. We logged. we're you're you're knocking off armor on these people. It was like a dungeon. I can't remember the name of it but the video game. I couldn't remember the name because it said moon patrol but it wasn't moon patrols was. He was a trailer game. Dragon's lair. i you could say anything. You could say Mark dmitri. I would have no idea what there was a game called mark. Dmitri fucking boring. Game seemed batteries. Not included and pete another classic one was teen wolf two. Oh my god. There's a terrible movie bad feeder to out of the house and my parents were seen them was fatal attraction terrence washed. I'm i could see my mom. Seen it might. Dad does not sound like robert klein film. Do i remember my parents being furious. Just furious with me. When i told them to go see us and another time. When i see pulp fiction. They walked out of both those movies. They walked out of pulp fiction. Yeah oh fucking ring. Finger names get raped at the ass. Needed like fucking good foods. No my mom was. They didn't like the swearing and my mom. Thought it was too gory. It was actually the party. I don't even think that gory smart. Wisdom stacks get shot in the back of the head and all the blogosphere that was it. I love it so good. Samuel jackson was funeral. I watched it with my dad years later. Don't tell me it was like it was loving it. And i remember telling my mom about dad. He did this thing when we're young. My mom explained to me. She's like my dad's always had this protection over. My mother gets real prim prude if they're swearing or language around. My mom gets real like no. You don't talk like that in front of women blah blah blah. I hope. I hope they never check out my readings. Yeah or this podcast. Or this podcast. I cast that makes a lot of sense with our high school years to. Yes yeah jamie jamie had to get out of the house race in hell. Oh my god man i still. I still remember what my movie going. Experiences actually didn't happen in the theater. It was when we went to see some movie at The pittsburgh theatre and we were all saying we were gonna see sense and sensibility so we could sneak into another one and jamie was the last one in as we're walking in. I hear yeah one for section sexuality. Please i fuck in pissing so fucking hard. Don't i remember clearly what it was. It was We we couldn't use our pa- we all had free passes but had to be for a movie. That's been out over that weekend. We want we want to see the chris farley movie black cheek one for black sheep ability. That's that's all right. I like that. Tommy boy too but it is yeah but like lukewarm tommy boy to just have gary busey option anathema on it does have that good mr jetro to matheson. We've we've known each other forever. Keanae and i bonded over mats. That's i remember. We're we're we're in gym class. I had like a metro. You you said you. You bought it over mats like like jim holy fuck. It was tumbled to remember two the wrestling stance and jimmy python instead. I wish you had that scene from fucking blazing saddles eat up. The rumors are true. God jamie dont with jimmy. Mike and i i became friends with with reading the crucible. And mrs nelson's class. Now i i may have said this before but that's i agree that that's a brown the time we became friends. I think that's when you and jamie really bonded. The irony was that i was scared shitless of reading aloud in class. Wow and the the theater. Yeah right but like it's like jamie and keith. Just eight that shit up over the whole thing to the point. Where like people in the hallway. If i remember correctly thought like you know there was some sort of disturbance going on in the classroom because every time i was i was john proctor. Jamie was reverend hail. And there's a heated scene. Where they're they're arguing very passionately against each other and of course jamie. If you know jamie his volume doesn't go below nine ever so when you ask him to put to go more to add emphasis than you're talking like fifteen sixteen and i just kind of matched it or tried to match. It failed miserably. Wait wait a minute miss nelson. You want me to go louder. So the two of us are like literally. I think we sit next to each other in the class on like most which i don't remember we're next to each other but because i can't remember if it was alphabetical it was definitely on the same side of the room. Really maybe maybe you were diagnosed behind me or something like that and we're sitting there yelling at the top of our lungs these lines. This play teachers are popping their head around the corner to see if there's a brawl going on or some shit but it's it's funny because like this one. We had that experience. And i love mrs nelson's class probably because she let us get away with shit like that because you love mrs nelson well maybe and then Total opposite experience social studies class. Mrs myers we. She would not let me volunteer to do those. When you do those scenes that you know of of history where you try to recreate an act out Parts of history. She told me she wasn't picking me because she knew that. I would put an accent on whatever i was reading and it was that moment right then and there. I decided i needed to be a social studies teacher. Because i can do a better job than this freakin ditz right now. You don't know but it was a british part. I was just going to try to a bad english accent. Absolutely headed in loaded in the gun ready to go and she fucking yes. Well your your first car. That white car. What was the meaning was now my first car. My first car was the puke green bonneville with a white hood. Su know the white car that we used to white car after that was a was a toyota. Celica celica yeah. It was a celica stick shift. And i love both those cars for some reason. Every car headed to colors because at a blue roof in white car. Is that the one where the heat didn't work. Yes it is it. Is it mike. My my favorite. I like that car. My favorite was definitely the the green. Car- the bonneville Somebody had somebody had actually souped up the engine. Before i before i bought it for like five hundred dollars i bought it and Someone had for some reason souped up the engine ahead. This great three eighty five v. Eight engine it. You would hit the gas at sound like a boat and so the first time that the first time we're going down jackson road. I hit the gas and the red light. Red emergency light went on and it never went off the entire time. I owned the car. Forget this serious anecdotes jamie. What it was it had to be was host off. I didn't think anybody would. 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"Is baseball tonight the podcast. This is baseball tonight. Podcast for wednesday. September first two thousand twenty one and today will be better than yesterday producing from his home studio in the foothills connecticut stellar frank and buster only working from my home office in new york and taylor in your lifetime. What was a prominent moment when you apologized because we certainly saw some of that yesterday. What was your. What was your biggest apology of your life. Oh my gosh. I probably of apologized to my wife about many things throughout the years. One time and my senior week after high school i inadvertently. I know this is gonna sound done without the explanation but kind of trash an apartment that might have belonged to a friend of my father's at ocean city and He might have kicked the door in. When i was sleeping and and god in my face and yelled at me so i had to apologize and put in some some hard labor hours to make up for that one man. That is significant. I like that word might have because you sound a little bit like the apologies. We heard yesterday from francisco into orbit by before the mets game journey. Not to be a great day for the mets. Here's francisco indoor addressing the thumbs down gesture that they had been naked wrong. And i apologize to. Whoever offended not might tend to offend. People can't go against the fence. Never done in my career. We we play for the fans like how he said. I was selling fancy. He's a hundred percent right for our teammates with front office or families For the city so we dobbin said i guess apologize and then look good on you surrounded by a horseshoe of reporters when he had that conversation. So as your bias. I think it meant to offend anybody. This is something that done in the past against the other team. I didn't la to to the to that. Dugout is is not like like like i say something wrong about i was born to fans and and i really meant to like me now. Like and not to defense to doug. Because i've done it. I've done with the other team against other teams but i never seen it the same like the same. I didn't say defense. That like i love the but like i just feel like we're alone. Like defense obviously wants wants to win and like they pay like everybody says well like we want to win to end the frustration. Got to us so both guys had to talk and they did and they got. They moved past that and into a day in which the mets would play two games. I was the resumption of a game that had been suspended because of rain early this season in the hobby abayas was not in the initial lineup. Or excuse me in the game for the In the lineup for the first game. Because he wasn't in the lineup. When this game began back earlier in the year he was introduced as a pinch-hitter hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning with the mets trailing five one a forest play. Now here's bias that's right. He got booed in that first plate appearance that was gary cohen s ny. Well that all changed in the bottom of the ninth inning. When the mets rallied michael conforto as described on. Snl y at the plates hobby or by says its second base. Listen conforto starts with what the that ties. The game to win sticking for third hits kick not score rights installed with a since six two classic hobby by the actually said he started second. He started at first base on that play he scores the winning run goes across on play. The crowd goes crazy. The only thing that was not good about it was that your by lost a piece of jewelry which the groundskeeper look for for twenty minutes without success. That was game one of that double header yesterday in game. Two michael conforto had another moment. That's driven to the air. That's deep to right field. That ball long gone the puck all the quarter and it got out. Hurry michael conforto reps. Who run over from wcbs. The mets win the second game as well so it turned out to be a great day for them in the national league. Standings the san diego padres going for wildcard spot in the national league and blake. Snell was outstanding to to pitch swing. This strike three. He went with the fastball upstairs. At ninety six miles an hour chris walker cannot catch up to it. Tamp strike out of the evening for blake snell in two down here in the seven and he would have to come out after the seventh inning because his pitch count was up to one hundred and seven. The padres go on and win this game. The giants and the brewers in christian yelich in the brewers six to win. Cueto come set the pinch shan. O'meara hi fly shallow loved dickerson racing in. And he didn't break down between him and by helix is around. Thirty is gonna score now. No bias hustling back to. I thought the i goes into foul territory up the right field line and narvaez is gonna end up at second base. What a circus from the giants defensively on that one to the giants have seen their lead shrank in the national league west as they were playing. The dodgers were playing host. The atlanta braves and mookie. Betts had a great moment nothing. Nothing game second comes travis. D'arno swings at the first mitch drives a fly ball to deep fry. Bets is running back onto the track takes him. Pack is not something that the dog is with like you. Mookie would like thinking gets the right hip against the wall soon. Hopefully his elbow took most of the impact. But while very nice route good timing. Thank you dodger. Fans for not getting in the way from. Joe davis orel hershiser in the dodgers television network. The dodgers win. That game was a scary moment when the braves ozzy. ob's fouled a ball up his knee. He was carried off the field. But after the game braves manager. Brian snicker indicated today today. Situation in the american league wildcard chase in the midst of the red sox game in tampa zander. Bogart's had to be taken off the field after testing positive for covert nineteen. This is just the latest grown of our setback for the team during the course of the game. wonderf- rocco extended a meaningful milestone. Patch breaking ball line. Right that's going to get down for a base in here myers. Scores read pros got a good little stop. Bahia the throw comes in and gets away rolls toward the dugout is going to try and score any well. Any other runners will it be. It's ninety eight and the race score a couple on the basis by wander bronco and it's three to one in a raise of going to win this game. Eight to five at san fran six twenty. Wd the athletics and the tigers matt chapman got a big hit swings in a first pitch and a drive deep left center failed back gone run into the seats. Over the bullpens in left center field matt chapman homerun number twenty two at the as take a three one lead on their way to ninety three victory that from as cast in anaheim the angels against the yankees angels pulled off a double steal swinging amiss and breaking for second and getting their time and then breaking for the is. Oh tiny and he's safe. When the angels just execute a double stale those have been running like crazy the last two innings that was delayed double steal right there. The angels manufacturer running a six to lead so the raise win the red sox and the yankees lose the as win as well. The toronto blue jays lost the baltimore orioles and before their game. They announced that they cut left-hander. Brad hands the veteran reliever. It's just one month after acquiring before the trade deadline's the houston astros play. Zach ranking taylor. Jones on the injured list citing kobe nineteen protocols before we move on college. Football is back and so are the fans. Return to glory with fans bill by dr pepper. The one fans deserve all right buster and a couple things to mention first of all. Don't forget espn plus subscribers you can join espn plus fantasy football league now for a chance to win. Two hundred fifty thousand dollar sweepstakes only eighteen or older no purchase necessary visit espn dot com slash. Espn plus football rules for full details and official rules. And i've been banging the drum all week today on the espn college wall podcasts. You've got kevin gandhi taking the reins with booger mcfarland. They're gonna preview all of the games on abc. Espn this weekend. Then tomorrow kevin will talk to joey galloway and they're gonna make some picks and we're going to do a segment where we call on an espn dot com reporter to empty their notebooks. Give us the lay the land before we head into college football weekend. Check out the espn cultural podcast. Wherever you listen to your podcasts. 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They played poorly for month and a half. And he's either their best through their second best player and defensively. He's terrific and they don't have another shortstop even though key hernandez obviously can play there if needed The red sox are in trouble. There's no way around that the as are charging again losing bogart's to go with the bullpen. That's been more than if he and a rotation that's been if he other than chris sale It just i just don't get it. Buster there too many positive tests on that team too many unvaccinated players and their kobe list is way too long. This should not be happening to a major league team that is trying to make it to the playoffs. There's somebody's got to do a better job of handling this. I'm wrong about that now And they're one of the small handful. It seems that have reached the eighty. Five percent thresholds So they can go under different protocol in really jumped out at me. The last two nights to look at alex core in the dugout. Who i know is vaccinated. 'cause we've had that conversation and to seem with a mask on and he's talking with his own players a couple of feet away and he's wearing that mask and now he's pulling his best player out the field. Look you and i know that show. Shohei otani is gonna wind up winning the american b this year. But i think that if you were to sort of shift the question of okay. Who's the most important guide to his team zander. Bogart's might be in the top three or four in baseball in terms of his importance to the red sox. What do you think. Yeah and how it says told me all year that zander's the best shortstop in baseball and again a bunch of guys have had injuries. We understand that. And it's certainly a debatable. Point but that guy shows up. Every day he hits for power he gets on base. He's a great defensive shortstop he's a born leader and ten days without him with Trying to catch the yankees for the first trying to stave off the as They're in a difficult spot and they shouldn't be given where they were say six weeks ago. No i think this year. There's been a lot of folks in baseball who've been polite about different players having choices not to be back stated tim i think next year. That's gonna go away. Think the teams are going to be much more aggressive. Look they have to work within the confines of the law. But i think that I think they're gonna be people more outspoken. Because of like this what do you think. Yeah i i think so. Look buster arm vaccinated but if somebody has a reason not to be vaccinated. I'm gonna fully support that but this is a team now and your round guys every single day and you are affecting your team in some cases if you're not vaccinated and now the red sox are are in trouble in part because of this so yes i think more rules are going to have to come forward so we don't have six guys on a covert list for a team that is going down the stretch run with a month ago. Okay potentially important situation. I feel like it was completely overshadowed by what happened with the red sox and what happened with hobby bias in francisco indoor yesterday the chicago white sox are running away with the american league central. But yesterday they placed lance lynn. Who's the race in assigning award winner on the injured list with right name formation and then during lucas delay to start last night you see him at some point. He gets injured yet. His left hamstring affected his leg. Look like at buckled underneath them. A little bit. He's going to be reevaluated today. i thought september. Tim was going to be all about resting. Guys for the white sox. Now there's a major concern in the rotation. Yes yes lance. Lynn has been a cy young contender all season. He might not be the cy young winner if it ended today. But he'd be right there Lucia leader would be in the playoff rotation if the season ended today Carlos rodin is coming back from an injury and he hasn't got some work to do to get back to be the cy young contender that he was even a month ago. Dylan sees has remarkable stuff. Nobody can hit that guy when he's right but is he ready to be a frontline starter in their road in the playoff rotation and is you know do they have the great starting pitching that they had a month and a half ago. But it all starts with lance lynn. Who's pitched in the in the postseason before he would have been at least for me. They're number one starter to start game one of any postseason series and now we're not sure about that. He's a big guy with the knee injury. That worries you a little bit. Yeah i'd say this too and and look the white sox you're not going to be completely transparent. They're not they're not required to be completely transparent about lance lynn situation. I would say this. My initial thought when i saw it was you know what They're just sort of getting him rested As they need to leading up the postseason g leaders thing looks much more serious to me. Yeah and again g. Lido has swinging missed He is fearless years a postseason pitcher even though we haven't seen much of that and they really need him and if he's hurt and let's hope he's not that changes. The american league is buster. Rays are really really good. The astros can beat you in anti series with the way they swing the bats. The yankees are a dangerous team. If they get this thing going like they did for thirteen straight games so the white sox are really up against it. They're not going to be the team to beat going in the rays are and they need to be at one hundred percent capacity if they're gonna beat tampa bay the yankees and maybe houston in the postseason. Are what a day in queens yesterday. Let's take it piece by piece. What did you think of the quote unquote apologies from heavier by inference system indoor They needed to come. I don't think there is a genuine and sincere as they could have been and should have been if i had gotten myself in trouble like that with the fans when my team is in the middle of potentially an epic collapse here to go from four games ahead to four games under five hundred in about a one month stretch. I would've never said what they did. Obviously and then. I would've gotten on my knees and apologized to anyone who cared to listen. I'm just not sure. I heard that level yesterday. I you know you. And i grew up in erin which They had a thing called diagramming sentences right right and i was listening to them. Talk yesterday and look. I give them credit because they went out and they did what they needed to do. Let's start with that. Like they did in new york to go out and speak with reporters and be available and so in that regard. They were accountable. But i think if you were to try to find a consistent strain at baden the sentences if they were uttering struggle but i they needed to talk and they talked in front of cameras in at some point both of them i think. Use the word or words. Sorry so they check the box yes yes. They checked the box. They tried if they hadn't tried if they hadn't gotten front of a camera. They hadn't been accountable on any level. They would continue to get bashed. They should but all right. Let's see where they go from here. And then miraculously. They want a game yesterday where they had never wanna game down by four runs the ninth inning at city field. They were oh in two fourteen so who knows. Stranger things have happened. Buster not suggesting they're gonna come back now win the division or make the playoffs but we've seen as we've covered for a long time it somehow sometime something really bad can galvanize team get them going to the right direction for one day. That's seemed to happen yesterday. Absolutely in on the game winning play so you get michael conforto. Who has had a terrible year and he's looked terrible in that game and he winds up spraying ball. All the left field gets a hit and on that play like all the greatness of your that thing the great things that he does those were on display like the instincts when the ball is fumbled in left field and third base coach. Gary nissar seen was looked uncertain about what he was going to do. He pointed at third base by as blows through the stop sign because he saw the foam left field. He's like i'm going to score. And he comes up with a beautiful slip up the baseball. Gods are here yes. A buster a handful three guys in the major leagues and score on that play. Because it doesn't just take speeded takes courage but mostly takes instincts and you can say whatever you want about harvey by as he understands how to play his game way way better than the majority of players. He makes his share mistakes when he either doesn't run out a ground ball or he's too aggressive because he he thinks he can do anything out there but that was that was a remarkable dash to the plate. And not many guys could have done that. I talked with some of those note yesterday. Who's known by his along tiny select. I don't think bias is going to be bothered by the booze and he got booed when he stepped on the box yesterday. This person said he's not going to be bothered by any that he's going to go and play his game. His theory was that bias was bothered that his friend francisco door was not not thrilled with how he's being booed. Is that make sense. The yoga's did to me. He's standing up for his countrymen. And i really like bad. But you still can't take on the fans you still can and francisco lindores hitting thirty five averages signing that contract he has to be a little more accountable here and not take part in this. I would keep my all my everything to myself at this point And just hope that we make the playoffs and if they don't then you start fresh next year last one another son. The baseball gods weren't play yesterday. The game between the houston astros and seattle mariners. Bases loaded game on the line. And who's at the plate abraham toro and he's facing kendall grave men who traded for in a controversial deal before the deadline and this is what happened to him. The tutorials soi got at belted deep to right center field. This going back going back. Grab all get out the right brennan mustard brand salami. I abraham lab with a grand slam here. The bottom of the lines hit the merida's been searching form with men on base at it clears the basis. How was that ten well. The symmetry of baseball buster is what i love so much. Why do the court jains every month. Now because so many of these weird things happen literally on a daily basis. There's just no way that toro could be traded for grave men and then come back you know a month later and hit a grand slam off of him to win a game but it's it's perfectly normal in baseball for these weird things to happen. It's ultimate beauty of the game. These odd coincidences and this symmetrical plays that happened. You just shake your head and say no. No that can happen but it does and baseball all the time. Needless to say the mariners really needed a grand slam in that spot. So it was. It was beautiful. And that's why again we cover the game because it never never lets all right. Tim thanks for doing this. Great to talk with you all right. 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You can learn more direct. Tv dot com. That's direct tv dot com compatible device required. Content varies by package. Jumping into the numbers. Hembo knows on baseball tonight. Embo paul indicate as a researcher at espn who stole basijis head honcho. The show get up. We actually had your boss on the show yesterday. He didn't sound familiar with your work. Cambo no no. He's not the speed. Avoid at all costs which makes it makes them more minutes so good at his job when my favorite part of the podcast yesterday though wasn't conversation that you had with our friends sarah lang's about booing and doesn't surprise me that sarah is not one who has booed but like as someone who is from jelly like the notion that booming as wrong or somehow frowned upon to almost outside the overton window. Like bob euchre tells us legendary story about philadelphia He played there for a year or two in which a family tumbles over the rail full from one level to the next and that ben was booed there because he survived are. This is where. I came from so the idea that these these players to said that we miss me on bat right in my conversation with beat. Makonde bill on also jessica mendoza and sarah. I mentioned. I really hate the players. It would be good for everybody to understand. It's not personal would you. Did you agree with that. Point one hundred percent And i would further by saying if you're player on a baseball team and you strike out. You should want the fans to bill you because it means they care and if they cared. They're there and if they are. They're probably watching from home when they're not. That's what you want that they'd be investment is what you want. You can't have your cake and eat it too. what you want. Is they passionate fanbase. Because those are the fan base that care the most that are ultimately going to lie in your pocket. So i totally agree. It's not personal. In fact i would go. As far as to say shouldn't surprise you given that i come from philly but i view as a sign of flattery. More often than not. Right as reggie jackson famously said they don't boone. Nobody's beggar right. That's exactly right is a player. Carer your me defense care for sure now hobby by has had bad day on sunday with what he said. He had a good day yesterday. you know. I felt like he. I don't know if he believed anything he said before the game but he did what he needed to do and then during the day besides that he lost a piece of jewelry was a great day for him Moving forward there. Is that question about what his contract and free agency is going to look like in the spring of two thousand twenty comes made an offer just below from what i understand one hundred and eighty million dollars then. The pandemic kid that offer went away. I you know day. Then he gets the open question going into free agency. This year will get anything close to that. What's your assessment of what teams might offer hobby or bias. Or i'm gonna think educated guess in that guests is going to be five years twenty million dollars per year of five hundred. I think is going to be the winning. Bid for hobby buys. That's where lines up with. What fan grasp tells us his value has been since he became a full time starter. In two thousand sixteen may estimate he's been worth about twenty two million dollars a year but my personal opinion is that he's not worth anything close to that because he's not that good of a hitter he's just not at the best cooks. He can baseball for some reason all sorts of great things on the baseball field and he did several of them on the very last yesterday. He does play winning. he baseball. But i'm not giving a nine figure contract to buster someone who owns the worst strikeout-to-walk rate of any qualified inter in the history of major league. Baseball he doesn't have old man's skills. What matters as you age in baseball is. Can you control the strike zone. I'll be by. Can't do that in dusk to make any sort of long-term investment on him. I have come to believe in thinking about this over last seventy two hours that all of this is going to push him back. The chicago cubs. Because i believe that he's worth more to the cubs than any other organization. Much of the same way derek. Jeter was worth. And i'm not comparing the two players sitting dircetor is worth more to the yankees than than any other team because the legacy david ortiz. Who was always paid foreign above other designated hitters is always going to be worth more to the red sox any of the team because of the legacy. So i'm thinking that cubs and previously had an offer on the table just under one hundred eighty million dollars. It's kinda complicated negotiation because now you check in with them on on an offer odd you don't want to embarrass him right and say well you know what i know. Last two years didn't go so well. How about seventy five million after one hundred million dollars less. Which is why as i thought about this. I think for the cubs knowing value that franchise the way the fan base loves him after his trade. I think the sweet spot is about one hundred twenty five million dollars in a relative to what you're talking about right the right now about what he's actual player values makes sense. It makes sense. I i also you agree with you in that. He has more value to Organization than any other the question is why would they pay one hundred twenty five going to approach a hundred. I don't know that. I don't know if there's going to be another club out there. But major league baseball executives. You said. Many times act unemotional. They're like me. They look they look at the back of the baseball card. And then you see those ugly strikeout-to-walk totals all the other stuff. He does the adds value. But those things appreciate overtime. He does not have old man skill. The country our navy built so they can get away with him on basing to eighty season and bringing fans in the ballpark and being a relic twenty. Sixteen that makes sense for most any other team that wants to win it. Doesn't i would agree with you. I would say this a non emotional part of the cubs equation when they decide what to offer by as in the off season is that if they him for big money then. The conversation about the ricketts family being cheap in their ownership of the cubs is muted to a large degree. You see what i'm saying. So i think there's actually value for the cubs front office for ownership to re-sign hobby bias. That make sense does. But i will say this. Highly buys won't be a key member of the next two good cups theme. Think you'll be there for the bridge. But i don't think you'll get all the way to the other side okay. I think they're gonna resign him. I think that's all this going to push him back there. All right tell me about the best organization. Sports busted the tampa bay. Rays are the best organization in sports. And i can prove it. Definitively they're big Club owns the best record in baseball. There was the giants right. Now for the best record in baseball there. Aaa club in durham. Owns the best record at that level. There high club and bowling green owns the best record at that level. there low. A club in charleston owns the best record at that level and their rookie. We club in the florida complex. Owns the best record in batley buster. The raised in their affiliates owned the best record in their league in five of the top fix levels of professional baseball. There player development machine is the most impressive thing happening it professional sports right now for my money. Let's say you. I as you were going through that i was thinking you know what the raise dominate player development. The way taylor dominates drinking right. I mean let's all level right taylor. Oh hell yeah. I love that compaq. Thank you buster. What what am i thinking. A way tiller. I did get an angry tweet that we were we. Were talking about your drinking on the podcast. Glorifying alcoholism yeah that. Yeah that's okay. It's my it's my own problem. We're not encouraging anyone else to Participate just me well. And i was gonna say now that we've established you the tampa bay rays about alcohol. We're good to go okay. We've got your hand niller from what i understand your Highest highly highly efficient and also very poor so perfect dominate all matchups. That's what we've heard right in about you right in context for the weekend Rivalry that we're gonna see between the dodgers and giants first place. It's taken the nationally west. We got these two teams on sunday night. Baseball most of the giants on the best record in the national league dodgers on the second best record in the national league. It has been a while between. We have been able to say that. You grew up rooting for the dodgers. Though i have that right yes hundred percent Around in what year Became a fan of the dodgers in nineteen seventy-two last time the dodgers and the giants in either order owned the two best records in the national league over a season was nineteen sixty six. We all could do that in. Nineteen sixty five. Sixty six was semi kovacs last season. Probably the greatest final in baseball history. That was year in which will mccovey. In as both thirty five homers for the giants. You also recall that that rivalry at that time was incredibly heated. Nineteen sixty five. Was the year the famous brawl mid one. More charlene and john rosenberg. That's the sort of zeenat if you will about raw ivory at least since they moved from From your that's the that's how good these teams are right now at the same time and it's been more than fifty years since we've been able to say that you were talking about strength of schedule. The best had many strengths schedule notes. In some cases it it hasn't paid off Down the stretch notably for your phillies in terms of taking advantage. And i was thinking last night. Boy there's a special kind of pressure these days when you play the baltimore orioles because they're so bad what he got in strength to schedule notes as we come down the stretch to relate to the orioles. You just exclude all games. If you if you all games against the oil up two games in the win column over the yankees goes to show you you go eighteen hundred against any team. It gives you a huge advantage so beat. The teams are supposed to be the second note as it relates to the second wildcard in the nationally. The padres buster on the most difficult remaining schedule in the in major league baseball twenty nine total games ten against san francisco in six against the dodgers. All in la ridiculous. The reds owned the second easiest remaining schedule a major league baseball twenty nine total games nine of them are against the aforementioned pittsburgh pirates. So like if you if you look at those numbers and just on the surface you will conclude that the reds are going to make the playoffs in the padres are not now. Obviously there teams that we view as Somewhat different in terms of quality of the rosters but that is such a a chasm in the in the schedule over the last month of the season. But i think if you're gonna go ahead and project this thing out the reds right now based upon and nothing else and a couple of weeks. I think we might actually have the reds on sunday night baseball. I know that's under discussion as on unit actually against the dodgers. So yeah i would agree with you about how this is gonna wind up all right. How about thanks for doing this later. Boyce bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets for a wednesday. We just have one for today from our pal jaw tied joe at taisho eighty seven. John writes in two unrelated questions. First why do you hate the raise. Second ever get tired of people asking why you hate their team right after you spend significant portion of the podcast talking about how good they are very unrelated questions. I'll add to that. Why do the raise fans hate their team because they have a massive series against the red sox right and there must be four thousand people at the top. It's pretty depressing to watch i to answer the question. I gotta say it does get kinda tiresome because implicit when people come at you and say you know. Why do you hate the group. Is that that feeling that implicit in that is the suggestion that you are not gonna look at thing evenhandedly. And a you know. Taylor you and i've been doing this show together for twos. I don't care a wins a trick to tell you. I just love good stories right and i'll like when the orioles were losing game two. We talked about how bad they were. You know that was all you know deserved. And then when they broke the losing streak we made at the top of the glide cast. I truly don't care who wins. We mentioned when we were talking to hembo that. I was a dodger fan growing up. It was amazing to me as a crazy. Fan You know someone who like. Get like nutso for the dodgers. I told the story of my senior yearbook picture is of me with the dodgers cap. But when i started covering professional baseball hundred ninety nine it just goes away like you. Just begin to look at everything through portal of. What's what's good or bad for an individual franchise with the decisions and the and the things that are happening for that team. It's not that hard all right there you have it. Buster doesn't hey your favorite team. Although he might he might willful. We'll keep you definitely donate the for you to say that. Oh jeez sorry buster. We'll we'll get back at it again tomorrow. Hashtag tweets on twitter. And please follow rate reviews podcasts. Wherever you into your podcasts and say for today my thanks. Tim hembo taylor have a great day. Everybody thanks for listening. Stay safe and remember hating inequality based on skin color is something that we need to work on every single day. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball check out the fantasy. Focus podcast wherever you listen to podcast. The baseball tonight podcast. Today i want to tell you about a simple way to get all the entertainment you love without all the hassle. 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"Pro football season is inching closer. And we're breaking down all the bidding ingles for every team in the league. He exit for the score win. Totals to futures. We've got you covered. Mix get some block. Brakes tackles at chubb is going to the end zone. It's two days on you better. You bet wreck what did what did i say. When lamar jackson completed that touchdown pass. Yes he loves the little love. Today's continues here on you better. You bet cost us. Kim barker the crew is here as well. Eli hershkovich bill. Matt's rick camp. You hear from thailand morales in the final hour of the job. Will we give all our picks for tonight in the power hour still to come. Brad lavigne's from valley's sirius. Xm fantasy sports radio on fantasy angles to watch this weekend. We two of the preseason our old how dave sharpen former vegas bookmaker now sports betting analysts also joins us and our three. Dave always entertaining. Baseball picks preseason pick still a lot to do here on the f. cubes. You like that or no not really. But that's okay. We're only using at one time. You're off next so we're rolling at one time like what happens during football season fantastic. We call it football friday. Everyone calls football friday so you want to call it fantastic football friday thinking that that separates us from the pack. Yes that's right now guy. Eli asked how much time that i spend coming up with. What do you. What do you think the answer to that question is like i literally thought of it and everytime was between like the last thing he said and that thing. That was probably yes. That's that's exactly how it went on this. Maybe f- three like fast and the furious. Three f f- three. I like more than f- cubed type something very funny in our chat which i can't repeat the f. Three fantastic football. Friday here on you better you better i. Today's continue the baltimore ravens baltimore. Ken bowed out of the visual. Round of the postseason in buffalo cost us a lot of money in the process jerks. Baltimore's win total. This year sits an eleven and a half at our show sponsor bed rivers plus one thirty to the over minus one. Sixty two the under baltimore. Plus one twenty two win the afc north there the favourite plus one fifty to come in second plus six fifty to win the american football conference fourteen to one to win a super bowl championship. Lamar jackson three thousand. Three hundred fifty and a half passing yards twenty six and a half passing touchdowns the old props there. Nine hundred fifty and a half rushing yards six and a half rushing touchdowns the props for lamar running the football. Jk dobbins nine hundred fifty and a half rushing yards gus edwards who signed that extension with baltimore six hundred and a half are kice hollywood anaheim sacramento bakersfield brown eight hundred fifty and a half and mark andrews seven hundred seventy five and a half and your bets please and analysis of the two thousand twenty. One baltimore ravens. This is a this was a rough one to come up with some vets for and it's partly because for me too. I got some props though. They're just. I'm happy to hear it and i'm happy to hear and very much excited to hear those since. I don't have a lot of bets on this team. It's just the consistency. And the excellence of the franchise and even this pairing of coaching quarterback. Like that's what the market says. That's an i agree with it. This is the android this is scary. Similar to the pittsburgh steelers yesterday This is year fourteen of john. Harbaugh as you say this exact thing with the tomlin rothlisberger thing. Yesterday this is year fourteen of john. Harbaugh they've been under five hundred exactly one time. That was two thousand fifteen in that season. Joe flacco only started ten games. They were thirtieth in the league and takeaways and they played the most difficult schedule in the nfl. Like that's what it took to go under. Five hundred for john harbaugh so okay like consistently excellent authentically good in terms of their underlying metrics even just the lamar jackson era which is brief two. Full seasons their pathology and when expectation on those two years. Thirteen point one and eleven point eight. That's basically as good might be a little bit better than mahomes on the chiefs over that same period of time to give you an idea of just how good they've been and defensively they aren't doing it by generating a ton of takeaways. They're in the top ten but they're not number one so again like authentically awesome. Harbaugh goes over his win total constantly. he's i have as nine and four In his Thirteen years up to this point going over his win. Total my my take on them. And i'll i'll do this really quickly just because i don't have a lot of bets. I kind of get the. We have this with another sport. That has recently ended. Is baltimore like the milwaukee bucks. That's kind of my take again. This year like multiple postseasons with this collection insane regular season success. Very high expectations led by a superstar. Get into the playoffs. Absolutely fold like a lawn chair and so we're just tired of them like we're just done we're ready for something new or any for cleveland's we're ready for buffalo to maybe make the super bowl. Kansas city is the one that's actually ended up getting there and one so like. I think there's like weird parallels between these two franchises at these two moments where i feel like in even in the betting markets from to win the afc and and to have the most wins in the nfl. Like there's like just fatigue ravens fatigue basically like really just going to do it again. I think so like i don't know i have one other take on them if you want to give some thoughts do one other comment for the rest of the segment. That's kind of just where i'd start like consistently excellent awesome at everything would expect no different this year. Just because of the consistency of the franchise and they they remind me a little bit of milwaukee bucks nicer so the ravens can basically get to the super bowl. You know of tom brady gets hurt. Patrick mahomes gets heard of the orange beat the bills in the playoffs multiple football. It's more likely so. I think that's an interesting analogy that you draw between between baltimore and the and the milwaukee box. I kind of agree with what they've damaged back. And we'll do the browns in the next segment here just like looking at the rosters for these teams especially with rashad. Bateman banged up. We may not see bateman until october here. I think cleveland's just better than baltimore. Like i think the roster is better like the players on. The browns are better than the players on baltimore. Now you want to make the case that they've damaged made may present. Lamar is clearly. The more dynamic playmaker untalented quarterback than baker. Mayfield and we. We have a much wider track record of success for john. Harbaugh that we do for kevin stansky. Who did win coach of the year. But it's only one year and we see some slap coaches when coach of the year. So not not necessarily an indicator of greatness our long-term success. But i just think cleveland roster is better. I think cleveland better situated to win the afc north. We'll talk about cleveland in the next segment. Here i actually think. If i had to and i'm never rushing the at the under on like john harbaugh coach team for all the reasons you laid out. I think i'd actually be more interested. Kenan betting under on the ravens win total eleven and a half and made betting them plus one fifty to come in second division like. I don't see a scenario where everyone if like lamar stays healthy. Basically where they finished behind other pittsburghers. Cincinnati so i feel like at worst the second best team in their own division. But that's what i feel like. They are. I feel like are the second best team can in their own division. It's interesting. I think i agree with pardoned disagree with part. I think they're more likely to win. More regular season games than cleveland does. I think that's like. I think i feel pretty strongly about that. But if it's like cleveland's more likely to win the super bowl because of what we've seen from baltimore in the playoffs or cleveland's more likely that postseason success. I feel the exact opposite. I feel like. I think baltimore's more likely to win the super bowl and cleveland's more likely to have a better regulars more wins in the regular season because baltimore like milwaukee might be able to put it together. Come playoff time. But like baltimore's played two seasons with lamar jackson. They've been the best regular season team in the league. Like how would they be unlikely to win. Regular season games based on that. That's like we're not likely in what you think cleveland about a roster but that doesn't mean you think baltimore's bad or words i think baltimore's right. I think i think they're both good. You'll both go to the playoffs right. I just. I don't know. I feel like like any. This isn't unique to you but like all we've had a lot of people who've come on the show and argued for cleveland's and that they're going to be awesome and i. I pushed back a little bit. Where i'm just like. What is baltimore doing wrong. The situation they've literally been the best regular season team. The league the last two years and the coach quarterback tandem stays in tax and by the way they had eleven point eight and last year despite the fact that quarterback had cova and they had a bunch of players miss time in the middle of the year where it actually probably realistically was like thirteen again. Which by far makes them the best team in the league in the regular season so like i. I would accept arguments more tailored to like. I don't trust them in the post like these. Are milwaukee bucks arguments. I don't trust them in the postseason entering this post-season like their regular season team. But then the game changes and they're not able to perform it like i rather other teams as dogs against them but like to win more regular season games like i just i just look at history. Look at this very brief. Run that we've had with this coaching this quarterback and like even if they're a roster changes like it's not to the degree but i think it like significantly impact. What will happen so like i. Don't wander on them. Yeah i think if i if i had to put the material about the over. But they're being rated as an amazing team and i agree with that. I think that's where. I come down what i will say this is. This is the only thing. I've got the ravens was just if you like. If you were interested in betting the ravens like you think everyone's kinda got this wrong that they are actually the awesome team and everyone's like just forgetting about them and the odds reflect that a little bit There trickiest part of their schedule in terms of kind of travel and opponent is actually early and it's rashad statements out and the schedules all tricky early. So even if you wanted to win the division to win the super bowl to win the afc. I actually think the valuable. That will actually come like week. Four week five weeks six before they go on like run that would create like the type of season that would that would when your your bet so. They're at vegas opening monday night. Which is like a very tricky game. Because we don't really know what. Vegas is going to be as home field advantage this year if the opening monday night or with fans in a place where the nhl team like never loses a home game. So that's kind of weird. Then they play the chiefs who they never beat then. They have back to road games where the second one's in denver which is a little weird. That's by far the toughest part of their schedule. So like maybe wait like even if you like them if you listen to this and you're like yeah kens right there. Great regular season team. I think they're going to be cleveland. i think they're gonna win the division. I still think it's like a weight like week five. I kind of feel like the price you get on them is going to be a little better than what you get earlier on the air. So just thought if you do like baltimore. I think they're actually like a weight team in terms of trying to get the best prices on them and look like like i said i think both these teams are going to be really awesome. I think both of them are going to be playoff teams if come seasons and baltimore's a better record in the afc north champions. I'm not going to be shocked. Not at all. I wouldn't be shot. And i still think that baltimore has a chance to put it together. Come playoff time. And i think they're going to be very interesting kinda like that's where i feel like this analogy becomes really interesting. The milwaukee bucks analogy during postseason time with the ravens. And i will say like lamar was good late in the wild card win in tennessee he obviously had like the catastrophic. Throw that for the pick six. That goes differently. Tucker makes us field goals. Maybe we're talking ravens chiefs in the afc championship again. They'd probably by the way their their rivalry with cleveland. You mentioned real quick like you. Cleveland as more talent i think the loggerheads on i think only the first game is available and its ravens minus three in baltimore which implies makes no difference between the teams from a rating standpoint. You can say you want that either side. that's fine. the game is between those two teams very interesting this year from a scheduling standpoint. This is going to be like. I already see this coming. And they played the game of the regular season last year. We were monday night game. In cleveland ravens won forty eight forty four week fourteen week. Thirteen late in the season. And i had i had. I don't remember what the vet was. But i lost the safety on the final play of the game. Well we had. We had the under because we thought there was going to be weather too and there were no that's right and then i went up on the weatherman the next day that's right man that produce that rant the two meetings between cleveland and baltimore. This year are actually very close to each other. They're in weeks so the two games that are gonna decide the afc north are week twelve and week. Fourteen fascinating cleveland travels to baltimore and then listen the scheduling is wild. So cleveland gets the biggest break imaginable. So they play at baltimore. They have a bye before the rematch at home. So i if they lose the first one the amount of narrative that is going to go into like they spent all by week just thinking about the first game in like they're at home and you're like okay well like baltimore okay. So they play cleveland. What do they have in their middle week before. They play cleveland again at pittsburgh so baltimore s three consecutive weeks cleveland at pittsburgh at cleveland and they've played a packers the week after that like a brutal Just in terms of like the cleveland part of their schedule. Especially that's the only other part. That's like tough between the two in terms of like an entry point on them but the cleveland's you games is so interesting because like a baltimore. Looks great and beat cleveland. In week twelve they will played at pittsburgh then. Had to go to cleveland like the idea that they split just seems like so locked in stone already in terms of like the look ahead somehow the schedule sets up just rare to see that with two division rivals where you know. It's going to be the best teams that they played that close to each other and cleveland. Such a built in advantage in the second game. You have any any player props thoughts on no no no. What do you like for for player. Props you up all right. So i i don't think you can bet i mean you. You mean the person listening or watching you can bet like jk dobbins over nine hundred fifty and a half rushing yards. I think dobbins is awesome. Like i think he's the best running back. I feel like we like. We said this so many times last year too. And that's gonna be the same exact thing this year. The ravens gave gus edwards. Another ten million dollars like whether you like it or not. My middle name is gus. So i'm i'm a fan of gus edwards. I'm riding the gusts. I'm in on gus edwards here but no matter what you think baltimore should do. What the running back position gus. Edwards is getting carries. So i don't know how you can feel like super bullish on jay. Dobbins having like this monster statistical season like he may be great like when he's in the game but he's going to be splitting carries the entire year like barring injury justice ills there too and just as hill's been good this off season for baltimore so if i had to bet one of these overs for baltimore running backs i'd ride the gusts boss honestly over six hundred and rushing tease nasty. Also he's not as good as dobbin naturally talented. But i think he's pretty good as well so gus edwards over six hundred and a half rushing yards you know. Last year we stripped him of his nickname he became anaheim sacramento bakersfield san jose. Brown can this this year whether we like it or not. He's going to have to be hollywood for the baltimore ravens especially with rashad bateman out like sammy watkins. Canopy the number one option of receiver on this offense. I i kinda like famous last words of a fool. I kind of like hollywood brown this year. Hollywood brown over on his receiving yards and mark andrews so many drops last season just like a real like unlucky season. I feel like for mark andrews. One of the most talented tight ends and football. I'd actually look to play over on hollywood and over on mark andrews no real interest in the lamar oversight of the rushing or passing. But i think. We'll see a lot of targets concentrated in the passing game for its hollywood andrews gus edwards in the run game and i'm worried about reshad bateman being able to make an impact in his rookie season after undergoing groin surgery. Going to be out. Probably until october k. That's our takes on the baltimore. Ravens two a days here as we continue to break down all the teams in the national football league heading into the coming season up next to you around the shell cleveland browns. We've already begun on that one. I feel like i've already begun. Played about twenty four weather games last year. Maybe clouding things a little bit here. I happen to think this roster unintentional also on this on this fantastic football friday so up next cannon. I talk browns win total of ten and a half odell beckham receiving yards prop myles garrett defensive player of the year and so much more everything you need on the browns next. It's nick in ken barclay on you. Better you bet. From bacterial ringing up wreck lovin hade arrived back down. Says tell me. That's not like a great like nineties. Alternative rock song no question. One million percent totally agree what band. I said bush the other day. I'm sticking with what say you. That's i think that's a good one. I'm trying to think of you said. I think that's a little better than that. Yeah like. I don't know if i have a good answer to this question. I'm like cycling through my nothing. Like like bush fits but nothing else like band fits their necessarily building. Bill might have a good choice. Bill what do you think i was just trying to think of. It's like one of those knock off grunge band. Let's do this. let's do this here. Can you re racket here. Let's let bill for a few seconds. Then we'll get bills take on this and if you're on youtube let us know was well. What band would play this. Open the little incubus thank you. This is a good. That's a pretty good one. okay. I like that one thank you. I feel like there's one like the tip of my tongue and it's really good and like i can't come out with it. I'm not sure what. It is but operates bush now papa papa roach more sledgehammer than that sings of papa. Roach is most famous song in suffocation. No breathing it's like it's like why did he feel the need to say no breathing after suffocating. So vacation lots of breathing. Wait a minute. Drinking water hydrating wrong. Be right like really like thought provoking lyrics from papa roach. Losing my sight losing my mind. Wish somebody would tell me i'm fine. We've all been there anyway. All right brad. Evans coming up to start our number three. On the show valley sport siriusxm fantasy sports radio bedding and fantasy angles for we do the preseason dave sharon also coming up next hour veteran vegas oddsmakers. Sports betting analysts talk major league baseball. Nfl dave is like po- parade. We can do lots of stuff with david looking forward to that power our final hour all our vets. For tonight major league baseball we will hit the remaining games in the preseason that we have not yet discussed including both tilts the tonight arizona kansas city cincinnati and the football team but for now are two a days can continue with the cleveland. Browns last year wildcard team went into pittsburgh on wild card weekend. The final game of wild card weekend that sunday night i famously fell asleep during the first quarter because i was so exhausted. Won that game then went to kansas city. Probably should've been the chiefs if not for the heroics of chad any after patrick mahomes. One out cleveland's win total. Now you're to under kevin stansky win total ten and a half minus one away over minus one thirteen under so basically like right about even their plus one forty five. The browns are to win the division this year. Plus seventy five to finish second presumably behind baltimore plus seven fifty to win the afc sixteen to one to win the super bowl baker passing yards prop three thousand nine hundred fifty and a half passing touchdowns twenty eight and a half nick chubb thirteen hundred and a half rushing yards eleven and a half. Td's kareem hunt. Six hundred fifty and a half rushing yards odell beckham junior eight hundred seventy five and a half receiving yards as returns from a season ending injury a year ago jarvis landry eight hundred fifty and a half receiving yards and myles garrett six to one to be defensive player of the year and plus seven fifty to be the vincent van gogh of sacks this year in the national football league. Love it. I've been pretty clear with my thoughts on this team. Sense very early on in the off season we have a lot of guests on and they would all say. I love the browns this year. The you know. They're talented insane. And i would always say like why i agree that the browns are good. So like i don't want this to turn into. I don't like the browns. Like i think the browns are probably gonna make the playoffs and they're good team Just when you throw a number like ten and a half up and it's alongside like a lot more of the proven quantities in the nfl in terms of what they have to achieve this year. I'm gonna probably push back against that. Because i just think it's kind of like facts. Not in evidence. They haven't done it yet. Basically in terms of like the underlying metrics of their performance. So you're going to be like well wait a minute. It doesn't make sense like pretty good season last year. And i think how you feel about. The browns changes like how you interpret what happened last year. Basically 'cause they played one of the weirdest like individual seasons and a lot of teams playing weird seasons last year but within the within the same season basically Played three like back to back to back games in which there were like fifty mile per hour winds and nobody else played that so that's going to affect their underlying metrics. How many points. They scored and allowed how you feel about them. Etcetera etcetera the record when i went to and won in those games. Okay so we had that they also played a very easy schedule highlighted by the afc north through the nfc east last year they bludgeoned all four teams in the nfc east. All four of those were their only multi score wins. I think the entire season due so like okay like it's a lot of wind games and a lot of games against maybe one of the worst officials in the history of football. And then you look at another really bizarre statistic with with the cleveland. Browns is that despite the fact that they want a lot of games. They're pathetic and win. Expectation was like a below five hundred team last year. So it's trying to make sense of what that is. And i think the answer isn't that they're bad or that they're grossly overrated. It's just. I think on average. I have them much closer to a nine to ten when the team this year than a win. Total of ten and a half. So it's not like that. I don't like cleveland It's not that. I don't think they're pretty likely to make the playoffs. I just think they're being rated slightly too high. That's like the best way. I can put it last last way. I would kind of approach. This problem is going through my ratings week to week as closing spreads for each team throughout the entire season. like did i ever have a rating for cleveland. That got them like even remotely close to this number in terms of projecting out their schedule this year if i use their last year rating even gave them like a a pretty healthy bump. I still don't get them to this number. In any projection for the season. That i have i come out with nine and ten a lot of the time So that's kind of what. I have them as like above average team. One of the better teams in the afc. Pretty likely to make the playoffs but ten and a half. I think it's actually kind of a key number for me there. I like the under a lot on time. half wins. not that i don't like cleveland. Just i think there's a there's a fine difference there between nine ten and eleven or more. Okay fair enough and listen. We're splitting hairs here for the most part right. Both they're going to be good. We both think they're going to make the playoffs. Maybe i liked cleveland a little more than you. Do you like baltimore a little more than i do. We both like both of these teams. And also i need you. Just give a shoutout to adam johnson. And the youtube. Jad who wrote foo fighters i think foo fighters the correct answer to the why. I totally rigged. It's a great call to good bulb by by adam. Okay i look at this brand team and again just like the roster. I feel like is awesome. Played a lot of the season last year without their best wide. Receiver odell beckham. Who's going to be back this year. And i think if he stays healthy i understand. It's an because he's been injury prone. I think he's gonna have a really good season now. I'm gonna. I'll give the back of receiving yards over prop out at the end of this. I i really liked that offensive. Line is absolutely awesome right. I think david and joke. Who's going to play a role on this team. This year. he was really good in the divisional round loss. Kansas city four catches fifty nine yards. And he's bored dynamic obviously as a receiver austin hooper who played well last year points as well for the browns at the tight end position the editions on defense. Cornerback greg newsom in the first round signing john johnson away from the los angeles rams tack mckinley. Pass rushing death davey and cloudy also alongside with myles. Garrett man like i dunno. This team is soup. And also a core amoah right from notre dame in the second round has been a monster thus far this off season. I said this roster is really good. So actually cleveland to go over. I like cleveland to win the afc north there again. Not be shocked at all if it's baltimore. I like leaving the little better though. So cleveland afc north plus one forty five over ten and a half wins would be where i would go there. I've got some thoughts. Can if you've got anything else and that we can kind of delve into these civic players stuff. Yeah it's the only unique thing about cleveland schedule. That's kind of insurance. So we talked about the baltimore. Cleveland games already and how unique that is to play team two times in three weeks to decide the division. Probably you get a bye in between those two games if you like them to win the division that specific bed. Maybe that's something that actually makes you like cleveland. The fact that baltimore has at pittsburgh between their games with cleveland. So cleveland a big edge in terms of getting ready for that second game if they ever did. The first one. Like sweep is very likely at that point. That could even be if you can find a game of the year line on the second game for whatever reason that might be available ankle right now. The only other unique thing. About cleveland schedule is they have like such a weird contrast like they have a lot of very very very winnable home games like where they will be a big favourite games. They get houston at home chicago even arizona. They'll be favored in home. Detroit by a million. They get the raiders at home. Like i mean those are out of the division. Basically so like they have it's just such a weird polarize schedule and their road games. Like if you if you this probably will not happen but if you told me. They went one seven on the road. This year i would actually believe it with this row schedule so at cincinnati they will be favored nocal- megan and they catch kc and that we've talked about this. I feel i can potentially advantageous spot in week. One right there was gonna be. My third note is actually like it depends on kind of how you feel about that. Kc game week. One of like how you feel this. It's such a weird polarized home road split in terms of the opponents so their road games this year. Kansas city minnesota. The chargers and minnesota's register two teams. I think we both like a lot this year versus even the market expectation new england. Baltimore green bay pittsburgh. That's the road schedule with cincinnati. I mean that's like. I mean there are dog and a bunch of those games. How it's a very weird. It's just an interesting schedule. I don't even know if it leads me to wanna make a bet. The schedule specifically i like cleveland under the window for a lot of other reasons but it is very very like. It's not a type of schedule. I would apply to any other team in the league. Like insanely winnable home games and one of the more brutal road slates. I think any team jury this entire season. I mean you gotta believe they're gonna win like half those road games. I just mentioned really. If they're gonna hit this number realistically so very interesting you might be able to argue. They're talented enough to do it. But just another note. I wanted to throw in there because it is kind of a fascinating schedule breakdown. I i love that and you do a great job highlighting that every day in these two days that we do here on you. Better you bet. I love odell beckham. The season not that like i'm not saying he's going to be like devante like aj brown or anything like that. But eight hundred seventy five and a half like you're getting back on. This is the odell beckham the biggest discount. I feel like we will ever get on odell beckham at least until he enters downslope of his career in terms of age beckham still relatively young. So this is an easy play for me on beckham's over if he plays the entire season i think he goes over a thousand yards. So i think that one. That one's pretty easy. No real interest in the jarvis landry over eight hundred fifty and a half. I do think that we're going to say like i referenced. In the first hour of the show donovan people's jones. I feel like he's got a chance to be like a contributor for the browns offense this here in the passing attack so beckhams the one guy that i feel really good about not interested in any of the other browns pass catcher. It's as far as the running backs go. This is like a fantasy tie. Also like i love nick. Chubb did trump might be like the best like pure runner in the national football league. He's gonna be splitting time with kareem hunt though. It's like contact the dobbins thing right with gus edwards kareem hunt is going to get carries trouble. Come out of the game. A lot of the time right on on passing downs right because kurnia months better in that role here so i don't know how you can feel good or honestly about like either over here for job or kareem on like i like both guys think they're great in real life. Maybe you feel good about trouble over eleven and a half touchdowns because he's going to get the ball down by the goal line but even. That wasn't the case all year last season for cleveland. So the only player that. I'm really interested in not interested in baker's passing yards. Three thousand nine hundred fifty and a half not interested in twenty twenty eight touchdowns it would just be odell beckham over eight hundred seventy five and a half receiving yards. I like the browns over. And i like them to win the afc north this season. This was a fun combative. Two a days one here the browns we were gonna have. They're going to be a little fireworks on that. 'cause i know you and i are on opposite sides of this little bit which is funny because we will think they're good. We're just on opposite sides of the bet. We'll revisit this monday. The afc south with the titans and the colts brad evans starts off our number three talking week. Two of the preseason right after this. It's you better you bet from bacterial for the latest line movement and edges to beat the spread download the beck. Ul app today.
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"She welcome back in noko. Now of more kanoute's and in just a second so going back to this. This biden thing he calls putina killer putin laughs in his face about it. and then here's what. Joe biden responded to this like in a weekend interview. Vladimir putin laughed at the suggestion that you had called him a killer is that still your beliefs are that he is a killer answer. The first question. i'm laughing to the actually i. Well look i mean. He has made clear that The answer is i believe. He is in the past essentially acknowledged that he was. There are certain things that he would do or did do but look When i was asked that question on air. I answered it honestly but it's not much of a i. I don't think it matters a whole lot in terms of this next meeting. We're about to have in a week. So that was cut audio. He paused for that long. It didn't make any sense either. So look for the people. I i need to get this out there for the people who have been saying. You're really gonna make fun of him. For his stutter. There's a difference between his stutter. I've been paying attention to this. Because i've been trying to catch it. And there's a difference between his stutter when he comes out and he gets caught up on things and he'll sit there for a second he'll get going again. That's a stutter. What we listen to is. Not a stutter. There's a lapse. there's something not there. He doesn't know how to respond to that. I just i. it's insane to me but that wagon. i just all goes back to. I would have liked to have really been in there on that meeting. Let's bring in now. Our syrupy four by four vip guest mark kanoute's and mark the blame officially goes to you for the colorado avalanche collapse. Yes yes i accept. I accept all from the nuggets. I did. I think the nuggets pretty much where they're supposed to be but Yeah i'll take linked to the app. Why in the. I think wha- i mean what what what happened in the last four games all year Four games that are all year and then boom. They're just don and six. Yeah you know when they were up to. We all said also the same thing. I wasn't the only one. There's no team loses four or five games anybody on the planet and wow You know you got your biggest credit right. You gotta tip your cap and say hey. They they were. There was a hockey team. There was a better hockey to end the game to the one that one so It was going to happen. It was gonna happen against a team like vegas but man. The defense was really impressive against saint. Louis it boston wasn't facing a ton of shots and then defence star turned puck over and giving up chances just you know ordinary and all of a sudden all the parts of the world then so that was a total team effort. It was it was ugly man. And i don't think you know like you said the nuggets. He at least kind of expected them to come to earth. That was going to happen at some point But i you know giving giving you a heck about this but like everybody expected. I think everybody expected to be raised. A banner for the avs at the end of the season on presidents trophy Chances one won a twenty thirteen because the president's team has won the stanley cup. So maybe that's a jinx but They gave every indication at that point. There was the best hockey. And we all took the bait. And you know similar situation with the broncos and what twenty. Twelve baltimore the playoffs when they were clearly. The best team hockey earn bomb lost the playoff game and then came back when they did. Come back to win it points fifteen. They worked the best team in football troubled. Much of that season. Peyton manning's bench for a while. They got the right time. So you just never can't tell that's why like i said loss. I don't gamble because what's supposed to happen rarely and It's just one of those things. And and maybe the ads will be one of those teams that has a a less than stellar regular season catches fire in the playoffs and finally wins. I i tend to point to look and say hey they just hit their stride too early because they amount the amount of hockey and and how good of hockey they were Just maybe a little too early. They may burn themselves out. That's very possible. You know it was such an unusual year. Schedule-wise obviously shorter ski. 'cause we just playing the teams in your conference. You know all the kobe. Shutdowns all across the league It was a a bizarre season in all sports. It's been that way. It was really that way hockey and we thought they came. We thought they you know they missed some time cove and came back like they never missed a beat several times so just the predictability of the season kind of. I guess it was kind of do hopping unpredictability in playoffs. Talking with the marcotte's in our syrupy four by four v. i. p. guest in. Let's say where the nuggets You know the the sweep cop me a little off. Guard chris paul. Now he's gonna be out indefinitely due to health and safety protocols but he played. I mean he played better than i don't think he's ever played in his life. That all aside. Let's talk about that ejection that we saw on sunday. That was ridiculous. Yeah you know. it's funny. Officials get caught up in a moment just like players and teams momentum and all that and the sons were clearly more aggressive team or getting the calls all series. Chris paul agreed on me. Got about how you know one point. I tweeted this year. They're trying to. Everybody confined chris. Paul ring is that's how it was looking But you kind of earned those whistles. When you're the more aggressive team in the more you know you plant better basketball. And i think that officials. I know what he's thinking. Obviously that was not a flagrant to fouled. Everyone stephen smith certainly not been nuggets support all season or or yoga supporter for that matter for for mvp when he goes off on twitter and calls it the worst ever seen. You know these on your side so it was a horrible call but it didn't cost series by stretch just may or may not have cost them game four but the way they were playing i think honestly can i think i wrote this blog today. Another round of gas is good. And i think you know what they do with jamal. Murray was incredible right. I mean they were supposed to throw in the towel that point but of all four the final four teams in the last year in the bubble on only one of them finished in the top four this year and that was the nuggets lakers celtics. And he didn't they round. Guess where the nuggets do. I think it's a real tribute to malone and you'll get you the rest of those guys that they were dependent were under the circumstances losing their second best player having the shortest offseason. Nba history. They only had two months off not even a full two months off Do you have the shortest offseason. Mba and to come back and recharge. They did this year I think the future is very very bright but his team. I don't know what kind of things do in the off season other than You know maybe that official will get is whistle straightened out but I you know. I don't know that they have to do a lot. I've seen that mature. Michael porter jr. hostile play defense Jamal murray huskies healthy. Having aaron gordon source post-season. I mean i think if you're nuggets then you're you're in a good place right now more and joining us Mark's three strike blog up on our website. Thirteen cave dot com. I'm gonna. I'm gonna disagree with you on something here market. I know it's not a big surprise to you. I michael malone michael malone we've got maybe a steve kerr and mark jackson type of situation here. I think that michael malone after he came out after game to call everybody soft you looked at the ensuing actions from yokich game. Three comes out his words afterwards. I left it all on the court. There's nothing else that. I can do almost fatigue. Then you see the frustration of. It's not going his way. I think that he had guys That that were upset with him that he came out and rip them so publicly especially the league mvp. i. I didn't like that. Move at all. And i think that it costs them and then he continues to to say it like. Oh we're gonna find guys that want to play the same rotation javale mcgee comes in and that last game and looking pretty good. Why was he getting more minutes. I wanted jim. He wasn't playing in portland You know when you're out and joke joke joke went out and you had in his cancer in there and have a backup center in the game. I was surprised by that. But i looked at michael malone whole body of work and these guys have laid it on live from all year. You know every time. They've been shorthanded He's found the right buttons to push whether it's been injuries or You know whatever Down three one in the playoffs twice. They always seem to play their best when they were challenged like that and underdogs in the. They didn't play very well this year. A lot of times. They were heavy favorites. They lost a couple of home games this year to double digit favorites again so I think he was just trying to find a way to muster that us against the world mentality that's been so successful for them over the last few years here and they went to utah. Couple years ago when seven players want wanna game That served them. Well and i think he was looking for that and maybe he pissed them off. Maybe you know it was. It didn't work this time. But i tend to think that he i mean i think he's a really good job. I wasn't a fan of his higher hired him But i think i've proven wrong. I think he's right up to the patient. Coaches right now This this this moment this thing. That didn't work out notwithstanding. I think the whole body works tells you that much. More than a heck of a job here mark. Have you ever seen an mvp in any league be disrespected. as we've seen with nicole yokich i. I don't think it's intentional. Disrespected disregarded he's. He's got a better word for it It's like oh you know. He's he's a big slow white guy. I mean th there. He doesn't get missiles he certainly does not get superstar treatment indications. And that's you know. Maybe he's gotta stop being so demonstrative afterwards but it's frustrating gets to totally understand it. You'd have to cross the arms and not gonna call. You're going to be frustrated but And you know he's not the only one. I mean kim. Dunkin never got never committed the foul his career as far as concern superstars. Who who've had been very demonstrative with ficials but yeah i strange to watch all this guy does not get the call way more often than not and it's both ends of the court and it's it's got to be frustrating him but i think he's gonna find a way to to play through it. Maybe not be quite so demonstrable. This you know via language and actions and all that kind of stuff that maybe Maybe the world will start to turn at some point. You hope though the the nba doesn't market him at all. I is it. Because i mean and i brought this. I brought this up the other day. And i know it's a it's a weird conversation to have he. He doesn't fit the mold like you said he's a so white guy does that. Does that plan. Not just his style. But you know he doesn't talk to the media whole lot he. He's not that traditional mold of an nba superstar. Is that what it is. I mean does that. Start to factor in. Yeah absolutely does that. I wrote this page dot com. A couple months ago why you won't win the mvp title. Because he's not a self promoter. I mean james hardie and rest of them are out there saying yeah i should win it. I mean jill joel embiid. Yeah actually. i'm the best player and for whatever reason this generation of sports fans people like the backflips and the and the all the talking. They tend to respect that more independent from even the media members tend to pay more attention to that. I mean do just how guy plays an yokich is the furthest thing for the motor and that probably hurts him in that regard Yo you don't see him getting asked to sprite commercials or anything like that. And that's that's i mean. I don't think he cares the rest of this kind of frustrating because he has a superstar remember. My bird was a slow white guy. I mean he. Larry bird was knew how to talk to self promote and and You know all those types of saying maybe that's some joker will learn to do as he gets a little bit older but Right now nobody played better basketball this year than he did. He should have won any did winning. A landslide But at some point. And it's i hate the fact that it's true but self motors get rewarded this being out right now the nba got. He's got to throw some sort of backing behind him i. It's it's frustrating to watch. I'm certainly i'm damn glad he's denver nuggets. I love that dude. In the way that he goes about his business and and everything like that but they gotta figure something out in such a player driven league. You didn't have any players. Come out and support him when he wanted There's just there's a disrespect there that that You know you say disregard. That works too. He had more people coming out about the than they did about him. Wanting the mvp very true very very true and again part of its numbers of media market. We're fly over state right. A lot of people don't even get to see our game to pay attention to the game here. Yourself obviously highlights and growl you know. He's he's doing well but he they'll understand to me for most valuable isn't the guy with the best stats as the most valuable to team and yokich erased all doubt that he wasn't the murray went out because he put the team on his shoulders at that point and and he upped his game. And that's what most valuable player does and it's disappointing. That i mean i saw you tweet. Some guys supportive be a few but not a whole lot. There was especially the east coast. Media was all over. joel embiid. Oh you know kendrick perkins chris. Paul come on man. I mean nobody did more for their team and a team that overachieved by every stretch then yokich. It wasn't even close and it should have it wasn't a close vote thankfully but of the talking heads didn't help because now there's no doubt marquette knutson mark appreciate your time. I suppose i can move forward. We're going to be talking about iraqis now. Yeah well let's just make a wrong lock you on their home games. That what she said about games. Oh yeah no. That's perfect me. If they could figure out how to play on the road lactated home. We'd have a good baseball team but We're up against it here. My friend thank you so much for joining me today. How will plan on catching up with the next week in We're always that's more canoes and His three strikes blog up on our website thirteen ten of k dot com ten fifty one. Let's take a break. We'll come back. Angels got a headline for me. I know he does. We'll get to it. It's no cornell in northern cowardice voice. Thirteen ten kfi.