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Joe Concha: The Reality of 'Best Books' Lists
"I've written a couple of books myself I Jim have I told you this I'm going to write another one I know I told you I did I not tell you I was never good at I did right I just said that I had an idea and I can't get it out of my head so I'm going to write another one I'll tell you about it But Joe be prepared You are again you're not a died in the wool liberal who genuflects at the altar of Joe Biden and Barack Obama You know your book's gonna be attacked right No matter how good the sales are I could have listeners go out right now and you should buy two and 3000 copies of the book right now on the phone You know The New York Times no matter what happens even if they decide to put you on the list there's gonna be an asterisk next to it and it's gonna say something like bulk sales bulk this is what they do You're anticipating this You understand this right No matter how good it sells they are gonna attack you Oh I embraced The New York Times doing that That's fine guys Go ahead Keep me off your New York Times Best Seller list All I go by is Amazon Because Amazon I used to be a sports columnist It's quite simple When you're doing baseball scores it's who scored more runs That's it So who's selling more books Yeah And if you want to tell me there's some sort of methodology that The New York Times uses No there is no methodology It's who sold the most books and then who should go on this list And if they keep me off of it believe me That's the first column that I'm writing about And I'll run to Fox News and your show tomorrow and we'll talk about hey I don't get it Joe is at number one or number three in terms of most books sold in the week but then The New York Times kept him off for some reason or put an asterisk next to it with no explanation behind it Go ahead guys This is why The New York Times has an endorsed a Republican presidential candidate since 1956 We're talking Ike Dwight D. Eisenhower and The Washington Post has never endorsed a Republican presidential candidate gee I wonder why that is Yet they're seen as the pillars of journalism and objectivity Well you think they would maybe endorse I don't know Reagan over mondale or Georgia Where we are at this point It's not journalism Dan it's activism And we all know it Yeah
"sports columnist" Discussed on WTOP
"To the men and COVID test and team meals were unequal Flash ahead to this year this morning USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan with more about this season's changes Things have changed dramatically and it's about time March Madness I don't think many people knew it It was only associated with the men's tournament for all these years The logo the trademark the ability of companies to splash that on an advertisement or a commercial that was only for the men until the Oregon players video and photos of the quote unquote weight room that triggered a national conversation that we needed to have And sure enough may change this force the NCAA to make that change and allow the women's tournament to also have that logo march mantis which of course is huge It's everything Because that's what we call it And so that of course has led to obviously more awareness of the women's game more people paying attention to it Everything stems from that and all I have to say is it's about time Evaluate the progress overall Christine have we seen other elements about this tournament and the women's game overall to put them on par with the men I think the most important fact is the men's tournament started in 19 39 The women's tournament started in 1982 That's a 43 year head start So the women are catching up but it's clearly the men had this for so long to themselves But I think a key fact is the last 5 years there have been 5 different champions So something we all hear oh it's just going to be Yukon again this year No absolutely not 5 straight different champions And very likely to have a 6 different one this year Also those teams that are not expected to do well are doing better Upsets galore in the first and second round And number ten seed creighton beat the number two seed Iowa Number ten South Dakota beat Baylor a 6 seeded Ohio State goes down to LSU and beats LSU We're seeing more and more of that And of course that shows the parity that is existing now in women's basketball and women's sports in general.
Star Gymnasts Give Chilling Testimony on FBI Mishandling of Larry Nassar Case
"Our listeners. There will be descriptions of sexual assault here so if you need to skip ahead. Now's the time but with that. Let's go to christine brennan sports columnists with usa today. Abc news contributor. And she's actually been covering the story since it broke which is years now right christina. What stuck out to you about this testimony yesterday brad. The power is in the platform. A lot of what was said by. Simone biles and allie race men michaela maroney and mcnichols. A lot of it has been in reports or has been printed in newspaper stories and online it. Some of it was new but a lot of it wasn't. I've had to be taken in an ambulance. Because i pass out and i'm so sick from just the trauma and it might not even be after a hearing like this it just hits me out of the blue to have us be reminded of the horrors of larry nassar to see these incredible women especially simone biles. Everyone just watched her six weeks ago in tokyo and all that she went through there i worked incredibly hard to make sure that my presence could maintain a connection between the failures and the competition at tokyo twenty twenty that has proven to be exceptionally difficult burden for me to carry. It is a reminder That that this denver goes away. Never goes away for them and though it in that means it shouldn't ever go away for us and they're survivors of larry. Nassar have a right to know why they're wellbeing was placed in jeopardy by these individuals. Who chose not to do their jobs to date. No one from the fbi. The us opec or usa. G has faced federal charges. other than larry
New Orleans Saints to Use Interim Facility for First Month of Season
"The new orleans saints have picked their starting quarterback jameis winston. Jeff duncan covering the team new orleans times. Picayune sports columnist. Let me start with that season opener given the weather and we still have some time. Here is their contingency plans. If the saints can't host the packers that opening weekend jeff dan. They're working on that right now. I mean the situation is so fluid as you can imagine in new orleans. The power outages catastrophic. The entire city is still out of power. And so there's so many other priorities right now in the city beyond the football game and we stopped the sean payton this morning. Big look like the saints are going to set up shop in the dallas fort worth area. Absurd least the next month or so and he mentioned that they'd even looked into possibly playing their home games over in dallas and. At and t. stadium. I think that's one of the ideas they're not going around with. There's so many moving parts here other trying to make roster cuts today get players out of there and they got families members all in the hotel move hotel so it's a it's a crazy situation very unprecedent.
"sports columnist" Discussed on KCRW
"But Osaka said the press appearances were hurting her mental health and that she's going to take some time away from the court. With me now USA Today Sports columnist Christine Brennan. Good morning, Christine. Good morning, Noel. What do you think about Naomi Osaka's reasoning here? I'm glad that she clarified it in on Instagram and Twitter on Monday from Paris know well, because it was confusing. There were a lot of people wondering exactly what was going on with this particular focus on the press conference. Now there's a much larger view and we see an athlete who was being honest about her struggles. She said. She has suffered long bouts of depression since the U. S open in 2018, which she won. That was the first of her four Grand Slam titles. She's only 23 years old, and she said she's had a hard time coping with all of this. She's an introvert, she said. Anyone who's seen me at a tournament will notice that I'm often wearing headphones. As that helps dull my social anxiety. She says. She's not a natural public speaker and gets huge waves of anxiety before she speaks to the press, So I think she offered clarity and I think the world's reaction is one of sympathy. And support and help. It was a very important day for Naomi Osaka and for tennis when she told that story yesterday, Christine why is talking to the press? Part of these tennis players contracts. It's how they promote the game goes all the way back to the leaching King and all the other women who were pioneers Trail Blazers trying to get women's tennis on the map, and we see it throughout women's sports that that it's it's about talking and telling your story and saying what happened in the game or the match? Fans care about that readers. Listeners care very much to hear about what happened after they watched a match or a game. But it's also about promoting the sport, and that is so essential for any sport, especially in this very crowded sports landscape. And I think that's why this became such a big deal, especially for women promoting their game. Okay, so it sounds like that probably won't change. They won't remove that clause from the contracts, but I wonder. When a top athlete like Naomi Osaka does something like this, Do you think it all opens the door? More broadly to talk about the mental health of these? These top athletes who we feel like we know. Oh, yes, Absolutely. And I think that's why this is such a a n'importe moment in sports. And in our culture, you know, sport often takes us to these important national and international conversations that we otherwise is a society would not engage in And because of that, we we have these conversations, and I think Naomi Osaka now a 23 is going to lead us there in a very important way to help herself and hopefully help others and just quickly. What's been the response from other players. Oh, it's It's been an outpouring from Billie Jean King supporting her and Martina Navratilova saying something important as athletes. We are taught to take care of our body. And perhaps the mental and emotional aspect gets short shrift. And she's cheering on Naomi Osaka. That's Martina Navratilova. Christine Brennan of U S a today. Thanks, Christine. My pleasure. Thank you. American taxpayers spend lots of money on farmers a record $46 billion last year. That helps to keep farmers in business when the weather or the markets might otherwise put them under. Now, the Biden administration wants agriculture subsidies to do something new help fight climate change. And that work. Frank Morris of member station Casey, you are looked into it. Members haven't unease E relationship with climate change well, farming creates about 10% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the U. S. Most farmers hate to admit it's a problem and they certainly don't want to invite new regulations. But to those like Richard Oswald,.
"sports columnist" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"55 I'm joined by John Romano, Sports columnist for the Tampa Bay Times to talk about what the Super Bowl means for Tampa Bay. John, Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to teach at with us this evening, and I wanted to have You want for more of a big picture perspective, the run this region is on from the lightning winning the Stanley Cup. The Ray's going to the world serious now the bucks not only in the Super Bowl, but playing the Super Bowl on their home field as somebody who has covered sports in this area for a long time. Your thoughts on what is a historic moment. Well, if you've lived here for any length of time, you know that moments like this do not come along. Offense say they they don't come around in generations. Uhm, you know that their cities like Boston that have had runs like this Philadelphia Had a year like this in 1980. But Tampa Bay is a fairly small market for in terms of being a sports market and to have three teams in championship games in a five month span is really incredible on guy don't know that the question that I've been asking myself over these months is Whether we are fortunate that it's happened during the pandemic or unfortunate, you know, is it Is it fortunate that the bucks and lightning and raise have given us something to take our mind off the The challenges in the world right now or or should we be disappointed that we just haven't been able to be in the stadium to watch these events and to appreciate the time we're in right now? That's something that I've talked a lot about two. It's it's kind of a double edged sword. You want to be there supporting the teams, but we're just not able to right now, at least in the way that we would want to, But it's been such a great distraction during a very difficult time. And it's also happening at a time when our region continues to grow exponentially. Lots of great things happening here across Tampa Bay, and all of this sports success seems to have given us a way to highlight that nationally. Oh, absolutely. I mean, there's bigger people in Tampa who are are certain that getting a Super Bowl back in the early eighties and and getting the Bucks franchise and thank you 26, which led to the first Super Bowl in 84. It really puts him on the map. It made Tampa Um, a larger city in the eyes of the rest of the world than it really was at that moment, And now the host of the Super Bowl has sort of become part of the fabric of Tampa. It's uh, it's It's one of the things that's recognizable about this community that the NFL comes here every every 8 10 years and the world's attention is focused on our city. And I think in the excitement of all of this, sometimes we could maybe overlook Look the tremendous talent that we have running these organizations, the Lightning widely considered to be the best run organization in all of sports, the raise their baseball operations side, quite possibly the best in the game, and then the box doing what they've done After losing seasons. They Make the move to bring in Tom Brady turn it all around and are now playing in a Super Bowl on their home field. None of that is normal that that's extraordinary work. Oh, absolutely on your right. The white man from Jeff Vinik on down is sort of considered the flagship franchise in the NHL right now, just in the way it's run the way connects with the community, uh, the amount of money he puts him to put in a winner on the ice. The Rays have had their struggles with economics. But the front office has been just brilliant. I mean, innovative and groundbreaking to the point that other big money teams are Following with the Rays do because they're just so far ahead of the rest of the field in terms of the way they put teams together and the bucks as you point out the Brady Sinan. Um, the change for the Buccaneers was in place even a couple of years before that they started drafting much better, But then they went out and took a gamble on Tom Brady. And and it was a Campbell. I mean, he, Brady joked about it himself last week, he said, You know, I don't like to think of it as a risk for somebody to sign me. But the fact was he's a 43 year old quarterback. No quarterback has ever come close to the Super Bowl at that age, and the Bucks were taken a up and coming roster and basically saying We're putting all of our eggs and this one basket with this quarterback, and and it's worked out, I mean way better than I think anybody could have hoped for. I'm joined right now by sports columnist for The Tampa Bay Times. John Romano taking a big picture look at all the sports success the Tampa Bay area is having and focusing in on Super Bowl 55 here. The fact that the Bucks are playing this in their home stadium. Now other teams have played in their home region. But this is the first time in NFL history that the team's playing in their home stadium. The significance of that it's a pretty big deal. It really is. And I think if If we weren't in the pandemic right now, it would have been uneven, bigger advantage for the Buccaneers. Because typically, the two teams come into Ah, Host city on the Monday after the Monday before the Super Bowl. And so the Bucks would have been able to stay at home the entire week, even though the NFL would have forced the players the live in a hotel, But they still would have been in familiar surroundings for the entire week. And the Chiefs would have been whatever 1500 miles from their home because of the pandemic. The Chiefs are allowed to stay in Kansas City. They're not going to arrive in Tampa Bay..
"sports columnist" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"To you about its general manager job. But if we looked into your crystal ball now Where would you see herself? Three years from now, when we have another conversation like this. Wow, That's a good question. So I would I would tell you that I'm operating this way, Adam and so you know, like I like I said before. I am in a space now I'm not in control. I'm living surrender, Okay, but that because it means I can't have preference so I can have preference about what it is that I do, But then I could stay open to guidance and direction so that if something comes up, that's This or something better. I will move to something better. Right? So so my what? I would tell you the way that I've answered. That is this is what this is Kind of what? I what? I what I've come to I want to be able to do. Ah, Couple of things I want to be able to stay connected to my my my connection to the presence of God in a way that I'm living. I want to be able to express myself and deliver the gifts that I have. And we talked about a lot of those gifts and in the way that it expresses as a general managers as the leader of an organization, I want to do that again. And so I'm not. I'm not afraid to admit that I would love to be running a club team. Okay? And that or something better, however, I wanna I wanna be available. You know, I want to still be available to my kids or four things that about lightning. I want to do. I want to stay connected. I want to deliver the gifts that I have. I want to stay available to my kids. And you know, that doesn't mean that I can beat that. I need to be there the way I've been these last three years, but I still it's important to Meteo Stay active and what they're doing, and And in their lives and that kind of thing, And that's the other thing that I'm really grateful for, Man. I the relationships that I have with my three kids. Now it's so much more enhanced. That this never would have been able to develop that the way that I have over these last three years, you know, being a single parent and you know when the pandemic it being a janitor, the cafeteria lady, the dean and principal, the teacher, all of those things You know, being quarantined in this house with them over the last several months and just developing, you know the love and support and what it means to be family. I'm so thankful for that so I can move now back into a space of vocation because we've got a really, really solid foundation here. And and so I think that I do that job. Well, I would hope to be in the situation where I'm Able to do that and giving the things that I can give in that role and winning. Hopefully a championship in that role. So that's what I would tell you right now. I'm where I think I'm going to be. I don't know that to be certain. You know, I don't have a job to give me. So have somebody offered me one, right? Yep. But they should, but they should be the right one. It has to be the right one because you know they're a couple things I've learned. You know that are important to your success in the NFL, and I will articulate those things. You know when, when and if that opportunity presents itself And if those if those Pieces are in place. Then then, yeah, I would be excited about that. You know what I found over life. I've found that the more you have to go looking for a job, The less likely you will be to get one, the less you think about it. The more likely you are to end up in the type of situation that we all want to aspire to. When I was younger. I wanted to be a newspaper sports columnist and I tried so hard to keep advancing my newspaper career without much success, And when I stopped looking and stopped speaking those sorts of things, it's almost as if that energy that I have been putting into that. Was put into the job and the opportunities that I hope to achieve wound up coming my way. When I wasn't working for them. It makes any sense where we get in our own way. A lot of times, right way do we get in our own way? And we limit the expansiveness and the creativity of the universe when we do so, because we think we got this finite idea of how it ought to be it had that. And but but there's so much more out there and available to us that we just open up to it. And that's that whole, you know, control kind of thing that I've learned to release and you know, there's you know, there's some freedom in that. You know there is some. It's not a had to learn how to do this. And I'm sure one of the concept with you when we would obviously have you know people come and speak to the team all the time. And one of my favorite groups of people who came To talk to the team was group of Special forces guys that had gone in and had participated in the raid to kill some of bin lot. And they talked about this idea. They talked about a lot of things. But one of the things that really resonated with me was this idea of learning how to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations. And this isn't talking about their training because It doesn't matter what training you do. And this isn't this is this is consistent across the board. Whatever Jonrowe, our industry that you find yourself in. You can train for as many scenarios and outcomes. You can train for that that time allows, But when you get into Two to the actual environment have seen the battle the draft the game. Whatever it is it that the board meeting inevitably there's gonna be something that happens that you haven't necessarily trained for. And you're gonna be potentially uncomfortable. And so you've got to learn when that surprise hit that you can't you can't let your emotions take over you can you got to remain calm and you have to learn how to All back on all of your knowledge, all of your training so that you move through that environment in a way that that is successful, so you gotta learn how to be comfortable in uncomfortable environment. I learned that dealing with this dealing with this entire situation with Tiffany and, um, so I've gotten that that that that lesson and so you you kind of got to learn how to do that. And if you can do that, if you can be okay with not necessarily knowing everything and having the plan and have it planned out that way. Then and then, you know, then there's things that are available to us that we could. You know, we never even could imagine. And that's why I say I want this or something better. Whatever that is, so I don't limit myself. You know,.
"sports columnist" Discussed on KTOK
"Mori Popovich is joining us Now on whose radio 1000 Katie, Okay? And Mori Povich is the father of a new film called Reconnoiter and Theaters today and also on pay per view. Mori. First of all, what does the central plot around? Around re con about about four young American soldiers in World War two towards the end of World War two and they're in the Italian campaign. And they are told to go up on Italian mountain and find AH, German Tank in Cameron, and find out exactly where it is and basically be re con people, And so they they Our lead up this mountain. By an old Italian peasant. And one of the big parts of the story is is this peasant for the American side or is the German side and that question develops the whole 24 hour period in which the movie takes and during this time You really get the feeling of what soldiers in harm's way have to go through all the fear. All the courageous moments, all of the danger all of the unknown and it's remarkable. I think portrait of what soldiers have to go through. And and it gives me That feeling of how much we owe these young soldiers will put in harm's way all the time. And it doesn't matter what battle it is or what awards in These feelings to the same feelings every time they have to go into I know you probably had members of your family as I did to who were a part of the greatest generation and they didn't like talking about it. No, they didn't. And it's very interesting because one of the reasons I'm glad to do this movie was that my father I was too old for the draft and World War two, but he wanted desperately. He was the sports columnist for The Washington Post for 75 years, So he was almost 40 years old at the time, and he wanted to go help in any way possible. And finally, at the age of 40. They allowed him to go is a war correspondent and back Then, you know war correspondents. They carried weapons They dressed in army gear. And he went to the Pacific and covered the war at the iconic battles of Kojima in Okinawa, and so and he came. I remember. Being at national Airport in Washington, D. C when he came home in a school uniform. And so I was so proud of him, and I'm glad I did that movie and one of the reasons I did. It was because of his service. The closest I had. Well, I had another navy, but he would never tell many stories and, ah My father wouldn't wouldn't go into any of the truly You know the intimate details of life and death. He told me where he Waas, he told me of his great friend was the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ernie Pyle. War to the Great Who was the Great World War. Two journalists and he was with Ernie Pyle and they were both on the ship and my father had hurt his back, jumping down a tank. They were on. They were on a hospital ship. And Ernie says, Well, I'm going to this cruel island tomorrow. Surely you want to come with me and my father said they won't let me go, Ernie, and the next day Ernie goes to this. This small island and he was killed by a sniper. Yeah, that's that's the only story my father would tell me about World War two. Name of the movie is re Kon Maury Povich is the executive producer. What got Tio? I mean, your tell us more about Flathead Beacon Productions and and and why you decided to produce this? Well, uh, a man named Robert report. It was a great a writer director. He's been ahead of my production company for many, many years, Hey, wrote and directed and reproduced an Academy Award winning short documentary. After after the twin after 9 11 called twin Towers, and it was a story of a New York fireman and his brother in New York Policemen. You both responded to the 9 11 call and both lost their lives trying to rescue people in those buildings, and so therefore, that won the Academy Award. Roberts done a lot. Over the years, and he brought me this. He brought me this book, Idiot option. The movie's based on this actual event. And I said, Well, we we've got to do this. And so I executive produced it. I was very involved in with Robert in the writing of it. But but I'm I'm I'm a handoff person once. Any kind of shooting begins. And in this case, I let Robert do his thing in terms of directing it. And this is the first feature movie we've ever done, and I would no way Talk to the actors about how they do their job. They and Robert know best, so I'm I don't. I don't. I don't get involved that way. I'm not, uh I'm not overly involved in something like that. Because guess what? It's not my gig. Well, Re Kon is your gig as far as being the father of it, the executive producer. It's in theaters now and also on pay per view and will continue Arkan Arkan conversation with Maury Povich and featured on the later with Leigh Matthews. Podcasts on NewsRadio. 1000, Katie. Okay, fine, that it Katie okay dot com. And the eye hard radio And this is the dispatch Health House.
"sports columnist" Discussed on WTOP
"O P in the breaking news of the day. It deals with the Corona virus pandemic in college sports. The Big 10 conference is reversing itself and has now decided to play football this fall. The conference presidents voted unanimously to go ahead with a limited schedule that would start October 23rd a little more than a month ago. The conference said it would move football. Another fall sports schedule to the spring because of the pandemic. The University of Maryland was among the schools that had originally voted to postpone back in August, but after pressure from coaches and players Even President Trump the conference is moving ahead well, joining us now on Skype to talk about it. Christine Brennan Yusa today Sports columnist, commentator for CNN and ABC News. It's great to have you back. Christine. Thank you so much. Sean. My pleasure. Thank you. You have often documented your love of college football. But you've also been adamantly against school's playing during this pandemic. So what's your reaction to this reversal by the big town? I should say, Shawn, right at the top that I am on the board of trustees, the 64 member Big board very big board of trustees of my alma mater, Northwestern, also professor of practice at Northwestern, I have no role, of course, in any decisions Northwestern made, and I believe that the big 10 jokes, this vaunted conference that prides itself on academics and and all of the like minded, highly regarded internationally ranked research institutions. That it's better than the others. Well, today, it folded. It became the SEC. It is just another school. Another conference focused on football on and you know for me personally, That's appalling, but I think it's important to point out that they're going to after making the right decision. As we've watched so many conferences and teams in schools Virginia Virginia tag postponed, Shawn. The victim was done it right and it was looking good and all of a sudden they're turning and caving to pressure and going right into the teeth of October and November. When we're hearing, of course, that Cove it and the flu will be at their worst. Certainly pro sports, though, have managed to play in the last couple of months in the conference. Now says that because we have daily rapid response, covert tests, the teams can better monitor players and coaches and staff. So do Big 10 leaders have a point there? No, It's a great point about the pros. Certainly, and they're being paid right, so they're professional athletes and they know the risks. Ryan Zimmerman opted out with the Nats. Obviously others played. So that makes sense, Shawn, of course. Here's my question about the daily Aunt. Aegean tests, which the big 10 said was a huge ki to coming back and back tracking and completely foot flopping from a couple. But six weeks ago, those football those tests were going for football players. The rapid tests, apparently not for the elderly and Ann Arbor or Columbus or Evanston. How about school kids and teachers in Bloomington, Indiana, Our New Brunswick, New Jersey, or Minneapolis, all big 10 cities. How about the students that are paying their full freight? You know for their educations, who are Now are now quarantined and in sororities and fraternities at Michigan State or having to leave campus in Wisconsin but still pay tuition or college park. Those are the questions and I'm very surprised As I said, the big tennis has said football is King. We are a football conference, and it is a big departure for a conference that once stood, I believe for so much more final 30 seconds, critics say it's all about the money agree. Yes, absolutely. And having Ohio State who have a chance to be in the college football playoff and again, That's a reality on DH. That's fine if that's okay. But let's let's not sugarcoat this and say you're something you're not. And for someone who grew up in big 10 country. Shawn and I went to Northwestern and went to Michigan games throughout my childhood. It's a big day because it's It's a very dark sports day for the big 10. It's It's certainly we're finding out the big 10 is not what we thought it wass Christine. Always good to get your thoughts. Thank you so much. Sean. Thank you Take care. Christine Brennan. Yusa today sports columnist 12 14. It was an eyebrow raising claim that got the attention of the Federal Trade Commission pay us $50,000 for our patented training programs and earned big money trading and financial markets. Now the FTC is helping people who went into debt to pay for that program. The FTC first took action against the online training academy in February, charging the company's lavish earnings claims were false or misleading. The company often encouraged people to go into debt. Pay for its programs and often extended high interest rate credit to them. Now the agency has negotiated debt forgiveness for some customers as part of the agreement online training Academy said it would not make statements about how much people who take its training can earn unless it can support those claims. With evidence. The FTC says most people didn't make money when they use the company's strategies. And in fact, many, if not most. Lost money trading on top of the large sums they paid for the training. Christopher Cruz w T. O p New Find out more on the settlements at double d t o p dot com. Let's find out how money news is doing this afternoon and the markets Brunnen Hazleton Shawn. The market's mixed now but the Dow is up 210 points. Money News in 10 Minutes on w T o P sports.
"sports columnist" Discussed on WGN Radio
"To believe in again. You know, that's what that's what way want. Well, it sounds like a ton of fun. Johnny and not, you know, Thanks for making time for us. It's Johnny's treasure quest that come Yep, just like that. And then you sign up for whichever one you want to do. How long do they run through August? Store? They September, October when? When you guys finish him? We might. We're thinking about probably capping off around November. I'm going to release pride. Last one of them burgers to snow, cause we're gonna have a little recess and do some more group activities. Scavenger style paying. So we had a lot of ideas coming up just tons of fun in the future. You know, Awesome stuff, Johnny. And Well, I may enjoy your retirement after it's all over. And I bet you're enjoying this part of it is pretty cool. Yeah, this This is the time of our lives. And you know this is this is so awesome just to see the messages I'm getting from people and things. That we're changing and reuniting families and all that stuff. It's been really awesome. Got to be a thrill. Thanks, Johnny. Thank you so much for so much. Good luck with everything. You two have a good day. Have a great weekend and search for treasure continues. If you want to join that. That's Johnny's treasure quest dot com. That's Johnny Perry and his Michigan treasure hunt. I manage of Lantus more ahead on W G N CUBS Sox city Siri's weekend is a good time to talk about Mr Cub and Ron Rapa Ports find biography, The soft cover edition of Ron Rap reports book Let's Play, too is out today the Legend of Mr Cub the Life of Ernie Banks. Ron. Of course, one of our great sports columnist was that sometimes for a couple of decades joins us this morning from someplace warm, I guess. Hi, Ron. How are you doing Right now? It's someplace dark, but that's okay. Yeah, well, listen. Ah, Ernie banks. I mean, like a lot of people in Chicago and in the media. I got to know him over the years and because he was one of my idols growing up, I always turned into a 12 year old around him. I never got over the thrill of the Ernie Banks actually knowing who I was, and you sat with him and recorded conversations over a long period of time for this book was that was at the background here. Yeah, The idea was he was living in California where I am, And the idea was that we were going to work on autobiography and, well, we were talking. He got into some pretty serious stop some interesting topics That was sort of were underneath the legend Bob, the the Ernie banks that we all knew the beautiful day for a ball game. You already had a photographic memory. That's 11 of the reasons that he was so beloved is that he would remember you from five years ago. Remember that? You know, your wife had been sick or the names of your kids, that kind of thing. But we were getting into some some, You know, interesting things about growing up in Dallas and picking cotton with his dad missing year of school and never being around white people until he was in the Army. And this you know what it was like coming to Chicago and moving into a white environment that that Those kinds of things that we don't always talk to Ernie about. And he was pretty honest with me And I thought, Boy, this is gonna be great autobiography where we really dug beneath the legend, you know, And then he pulled the plug. Bob decided he didn't want to do it. After all. Why should I? You know, there are a couple of Ah, couple of war. You know, his wife out here told me that he didn't want to do a book. He liked the idea of a book that I thought maybe that was it. But I think that in the long run, he just decided that he didn't want People to know We really wass the kinds of things we have been talking about the disappointments of the difficulties of his life Princess. He talked at great length about his futile Leo du Rocher. He went on and on and on with me. Well, he never spoke about that in public till the day he died. He never said anything you know, well treated him just terribly both in public and in the locker room, But he never said a word until the date I wholly. It was trying to motivate me. I was getting older. I needed a kick in the pants. The truth was something far different. I just think in the end, he didn't want people to know anything beyond the myth and the legend that he had built up for himself. You know, David and I were talking about the book here a week or so ago. And that is the revealing message of this book that Ernie was a sad at times lonely figure, wasn't it? Well, he wasn't when you think about it. When you think about the images they presented, always happy, always smiling, Always upbeat, Always optimistic, or nobody lives like that. We all have disappointments and problems and difficulties. And the problem was an early hid it. He just hinted. He developed this caricature for himself hidden behind this mask. And here's the problem when you do that all your life. One of his sons, one of his twin sons, Jerry, Banks, who lives out here told me You know if you live in a caricature, all your you know, for so long, you've become a prisoner of it. And then I think that was that was pretty well, stead. Because if you do that any high you're really you're really self from the world. You hide it from yourself A cz well, and that can cause problems. A cz well, Ron. Good morning. I I know that Ernie wasn't the only player that Leo was tough on. But why did he treat him that way? Was it jealousy? It was ego, Dave. It was speedy Leo needed to be the thing you need to know about. Leo has had huge ego more than anybody. He needed to be The biggest guy wherever he was he to be number one. Now it comes to a situation. We're not always Ernie. Number one, but he has the nickname Port, Mr Cop. So Leah would stand in front of the writers out on the field before the game to start and say, Knock off that, Mr Cub. Correct, Mr Cupped my ass that kind of stuff. You know, and very hurt would call him Gramps. Hold ban That kind of kept trying be benched many times, looking for another first baseman earning always won the job back, But think about it. You're the You're the icon. You're the You're the number one guy in the franchise and this guy comes in and wants to take it over. So what? Ernie when it wants to put you down, Leo decided To be number one. He needed to be needed to knock down the guy who was number one. So the truth is, he went, He came to Chicago. He looked around, Leo did And he saw that There were two guys who are revered and loved and he went after both of them. What was Ernie and one was Jack Brickhouse..
"sports columnist" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"If it has it all? Either gotten in the way or become a separate issue that we're in the middle of in what should be just trying to figure out how to deal with a virus. Yeah, I mean, it's just disgusting to see you know, someone who's trying to do the right thing for himself in his family being attacked like that. And believe me, there is a certain segment of NFL fans that will attack people for for anything. I experience it myself. But I mean, let's be honest, This entire disease has been politicized. That's the problem with it. It is being dealt with as a political issue and our president starts with our present. Did it and how he's dealt with it. So it's not surprising that it filters down to every aspect of it. You know, with people fighting about whether they should wear a mask or not, and fighting about whether sports should be played or not. It is really interesting, though. To me that you know for some honey years we've been hearing people saying, you know, don't bring politics into sports, you know, separated. I don't want to hear any politics with my sports, you know, shut up in dribble that stuff that people say when it's convenient for them to want to silence athletes, mainly, But then when In other people use sports as a political, quite literally a political football and try and, you know, promote sports, so one that owners can make a ton of money and two. It provides this kind of semblance of normal. See if we can all get sports going again. And then you get the fans involved, too. You know if they want sports, then they get a go on the side of saying that the virus is a hoax. And if They're more caution. They're called soft and then you throw the social justice movement in on, you know the intersection of that in the pandemic, And it's just it proves my point, Which has always been my point those as long as I've been doing this, which is a very long time that you can never separate sports from politics. It's always political. Let me squeeze in one final quick question, Which is what this means in the college conferences that have cancelled their seasons for college seniors, seniors who needed this year to show off for the NFL draft. I know Cal quarterback Chase, Garber's said. Players air contemplating their life after sports something that many of them didn't think they'd be doing yet. But now I have to. What does this mean to college athletic seniors? Well, it's heartbreaking, for sure. I mean, I think you know, just like it is for so many people dreams being deferred derailed. It's It's really tough, and and I think for some, who wanted a showcase it could hurt some of them. I'm a firm believer that the NFL is going to find you if you're talented enough. And I think that a lot of them there might be maybe bigger tryouts on campus. There could be bigger invites to the combines. I'm not sure. But I don't think that if you really are the kind of player that has a shot at the NFL that you're just gonna, you know, have to go off and be an accountant and never get your shot. I still think that the NFL scouts will find you, but you know, it's It's very sad for for people who have, you know had had a goal this season. But I mean, it's sad for a lot of people. I have I have a niece who, you know. I didn't get a high school graduation and is deferring her first year college. We all know those people. So it's just one more component of what has been a very difficult and devastating time in America and sports is is not excluded from that difficulty sports columnist with San Francisco Chronicle and Killian and thank you so much. Thanks for having me Bill. You're listening to the Labor Day.
Snyder involved in harassment, Washington owner denies
"Report regarding the Washington football team. And this time it's singles out Owner Dance Niner by name. The Post details Lord videos that were made behind the scenes while cheerleaders posed for a swimsuit calendar. One cheerleader also told the Post, Snyder asked her to visit one of his friends in a hotel room. This latest report follows earlier allegations of sexual harassment in the organization. More than 40 women are now alleging misconduct. One note here this afternoon. Dan Snyder denied the allegations in today's report. Well, joining us now to talk more about it. Washington Post Sports columnist
"sports columnist" Discussed on KGO 810
"Well, I think I think that's something that is coming out of this interesting interception of pandemic and social justice movement. That's all been happening in the last few months. I think players we just talked about college football players feeling empowered. I think players feel empowered. I think it's something that has been involving over the last couple of years, and clearly, social media plays a big part in that new players. Athletes have always Many athletes have always felt like they had the right or the obligation to speak out on issues, but only until recent years have they had the kind of platform in reach. Or they could do it themselves without having to use the megaphone of mainstream media. So I think the WN ba I mean, the MBA gets a lot of credit for doing a lot of things. And of course, you know here in my area we had Colin Kaepernick, who You took took a high risk position and ended up losing his job over it. But the WN BA has been on the forefront of the black lives matter Movement Since since early on, they were actually the first. And so it's just interesting that this woman is a part owner of a league that has been You know, for one of the better word woke through its entire existence. And yet she wants to at this very pivotal moment in our in our lives, wants to silence the players who who worked for her. Andi, just it's It's a It's a weird fit. I don't know what's gonna happen. Obviously, the MBA was successful in removing a Very problematic owner and Donald Sterling a few years ago. I don't know if there's going to be any kind of movement to do this. I don't really know why she is a part owner of a team that that she doesn't really seem to respect a lot. So if that'll be interesting, Teo to keep an eye on what happens, But I do think ah lot of players. Athletes in all different sports are feeling on obligation at this moment. You know, many of them realize they are some of the most high profile Black members of our society and that they are role models and that they do have a voice and that they, you know they want to be heard. So it's been really interesting to see the messaging coming out of both the bubble of the N B, A and the wobble of the WN BA In terms of, you know, using the platform that they have. And Killian is the award winning sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Sports may change forever out of this. I guess we will wait and see. I thank you so much for being with us. Thanks.
"sports columnist" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"None of this is good that there's no solution. That is good. You have a whole high school football team If they were playing that came down with this, and they infected a bunch of you know, over people. I mean, imagine The real danger in the N B, A and the majors. Baseball might be for the managers and the coaches. The older guys But it seems like we're not gonna have we're not gonna have it this fall. They're going to try to do what some of the sports that they're moving in that seem to be less of a risk. And moving out, delaying the games that are big risk. And certainly basketball football has to be big risk. Maybe cross country running is not tennis is not You start to look a sports that way. Which ones? Can you actually socially distant and made you wear a mask? You know, So that decision, I think Realistically and probably practically be made as close to the moment it's possible anchor and I think a lot of my lister's You're very conservative station here. This is a state that believes we have to open up. We have to get back to work. And we got to just, you know, let the chips fall where they may think they're all love your column day because I think you're very pragmatic. You're aware of the of the issues, but, hey, we just have to game, face it and play through. Keep calm, Carry on and play through this and we'll see how it come out on the other side, hopefully a stronger, not a weaker nation. I agree. This is testing us. This is testing us. There's no question about that. And you know politics is involved in everything. Now, even the commissioner's of the league have said politics and sports do mix because it's all uh, What do we do? You know, how do we handle this? And how do we interacted human beings were social creatures. Make top very, very, very, very difficult decisions. I like to think that I look at it rationally, you know, reasonably, that's that's what I hope I do. Didn't you write an entire piece about finding this piece of property? Way up? The North woods many many years ago and how I used to bring your kids up there. You didn't have a phone or electricity or indoor plumbing when you bought the place, right? Yeah. The idea. There was a cover story. Men's journal Back in, like 2000 I wanted in 1999. Something like that. Yeah. You know what I did? Donna took the bonus money I got from the Kansas City Chiefs and Hank Stram when he got drafted. And got cut. And I took that money and I but land as far north as I possibly could. Which was where I am now on the shores of Lake Superior, you know, like you get on. Ah, the Lakers absolutely comic could get on a jet ski and making Canada in less than an hour. So yes, I did, and all those kids They're kids. They're all coming up to 16 of us here in 10 days. What a great purchase fan. Think about that all those years ago. Yeah, well, you know, you do crazy things, and a lot of times I thought about abandoning it. It's a long ways away. It's for 100 miles, almost 400 miles north of Chicago. Uh, you know the winners and get down to 20 below. But it's part of the toughness and the remoteness of it is that we have almost 1/4 mile beach where there's nobody. I mean, I'm looking up and down this beach. I see nobody job for five miles and maybe no. You want to be here. But there you go. Well, beware the gets Megumi. She does not give up her dead. That's right. And it wasn't that far from here with the Edmund Fitzgerald went down. And, uh, yes, we go with the girls in November remembered, but okay, Thank you, Eric. Thanks for popping. I appreciate it. Yeah, My pleasure. John. Always taking care. Rick telling her Chicago Sun Times sports columnist joining us here on W. L s checking traffic.
Miami Marlins Outbreak Wreaks Havoc on M.L.B. Schedule
"Major league baseball season got underway last week. But so far it's been rough. More than half of the act of Miami Marlins players and several coaches from the team have tested positive for the Corona virus. As a result, Marlins games have been postponed through at least Sunday. But despite concerns over additional outbreaks, Major League Baseball officials have so far balked at the idea of canceling this truncated season altogether. Here's MLB commissioner Rob Manfred discussing the Marlin situation on ESPN on Monday. I don't put this in the nightmare category. I mean, obviously, we don't want any player. To get exposed. It's not a positive thing, but I don't see it as a nightmare. We built the protocols to allow us to continue to play. That's why we have the expanded rosters. That's why we have the pool off additional players. And we think we can keep people safe and continue to play. I've got J. McManus with me. Now she's the director of the Maris Center for Sports Communication and a sports columnist for the New York Daily News, Jane Great to have you with us. Oh, thanks for having me it. Rob Manfred, who We just heard MLB commissioner. There sounded pretty confident at least that he was going to be able to keep his player safe. But the Marlin situation sounds quite alarming. Tell us, you know how things have developed since the first cases were identified on the team. The proof is in front of him hasn't been able to keep his players safe. So the question is, what do they do now? The way that this developed was after a game in Sun on Sunday, where the Marlins were playing the Phillies before that game player had had tested positive for the Corona virus and the team of wanted to play that game anyway. And so I went ahead and played and of course, that Opens the door to exposure not just to the Marlins players, but also to the to the Phillies. And to anybody who's been working in that clubhouse. And so what you have, then is you know one test, turning into multiple tests in an outbreak and a team one of the 30 teams not being able to play going forward and quarantined in Philadelphia. Until they can figure out how to move this season forward
"sports columnist" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Program note on tomorrow's show. We will talk about pro sports and the Corona virus. You know that Major league Baseball just began its short, risky season last weekend or last week, I should say, and even though it's been Really great for fans Tohave baseball back the Miami Marlins in case you haven't heard this are already in the midst of a cove. It outbreak and multiple games have been canceled. So on tomorrow's show. Daily News sports columnist Jane McManus will explain the lay of the land of professional sports right now, as some players take on the black lives matter. Protests directly. Baseball grapples with this first Corona virus crisis. The N BA is going to restart its season later this week. It's a much more close contact sport than baseball, but they're going to use a bubble method. Where all the players are staying, and hopefully Cove it free zone that baseball isn't using. And I think there are lessons even for schools in how well this goes or doesn't go. With these major league sports teams doing things in groups, so pro sports And the Cove it 19 pandemic with Jane McManus on tomorrow, spry in their show. If you believe democracy requires a free press, your station is W. N. Y. C 93.9 FM and AM a 20 NPR news in the New York conversation. They're on W and my fee.
"sports columnist" Discussed on 790 KABC
"In for a treat all rights Markazi sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times was there just recently he is kind enough to join us to rub it in our faces Iraq's how are you John good idea and I am not back I am at the pool here at the cosmopolitan none that is right my friend now first of all how's your life been at the tables H. then okay I mean I'm never that great in terms of the tables here I do go out like the sports book in again the reason I am here sports has that the return to Las Vegas I covered it in perfect the first time in three months John I covered in person games or events I went to USC Saturday winter pro bull riding which I've never covered before that day we had a conference boxing coming up he's big and Thursdays all live sports we get no fans but there's media I I do have to get tested every time I go so thank well I I have passed my test on on Saturday and then again on Sunday all right so let's just go ahead and check off all the boxes here you are a fan of Las Vegas as in mine let's start with the restaurant situation I assume there's no buff Fay there's no no wicked spoon or whatever it is that they call it at the cosmopolitan is that true that is true no wickets food no bus Faye but if you are a platinum member right you know you used to get two for one that both face now they give you a fifteen dollar food and beverage credit but that is the one big difference notebook bass but all those great restaurants that you remember before whether it's a hefty Kay Scarpetta do you know what whatever they are all you're now the only problem is John they're not all I'm open at the same time they're all on open Friday Saturday Sunday but for example there to detect during the week because some are close why is that I thought of the city that never sleeps they're not supposed to number the weird thing is like all that you know they are right now it's kind of dipping their toes in the pool just to kind of see you know what what they don't want to have happen is have a restaurant that's open but not that many people there so again they are when I see fifty percent capacity day apparently cannot book more than fifty percent they were at fifty percent which is now their capacity on this past weekend and again this upcoming weekend I think people kind of agree with you John I think that part of their business have come from Los Angeles source of the California people making do that drive here what about the bars I was just at a casino here in the palm springs area that had some bars open but the bars for you could play video poker there there was no bartender there was no service you had to order it from a cocktail waitress who would then come and bring it to you what's that situation like yes the parser generation is the bars are fine the only thing is you can't just like walk up to a bar like you normally did before you kind of check in with the hostess who will see you at the bar they're trying to keep people socially then that's the work of some places not so much at you the other book give you example applies you know there is a flexi glass in between I'm happy to see at the college level there is no such plexi glass and no one's really social we didn't I mean I I I tweeted the video they got sixteen million views I basically just walked the casino floor of the hospital no one's wearing a mask no point being socially distant because I live here all right because of all the hotels on the strip is the most normal if it had not been for it always happy to wear masks it is normally for example like come out the pool right now the employees have to wear a mask but other than that people are Sunday thing like eating there's drinking there's kids the kids or the parents are having their there I drink can champagne so it feels normal here now I have a question about the plexiglass did you see any pressed him what any price tam you know I did that but all right it's Vegas so you never know people like to imbibe when they're there now a question about the pool and hot tubs can anyone just get in anytime they want or do they limit the number of people in the pool and hot tub they close half of them down what's that like the tool here and I'm literally looking right now if there's no one checking there's no one you know it it's not full but there's no one checking your temperature there's no one checking to see if they're at capacity I guy with your Sunday you know we'll we'll party like it's one thing that's not open are the clubs in the U. K. parties but basically again there is adults there's kids that everyone's having a really good content hi I'd be up for here is there any live entertainment at all any lounge ax anyone in the show room anything like that at all at the Palacio they have like a supper club where they have like music so that's happening there is a piano bar that the again the person playing the piano was wearing a mask but there is live music there's no shows obviously there's no server or things like that that could come back up soon hopefully but the again there's so there's a there's live music in the lobby but nothing like shows what's the foot traffic like on Las Vegas Boulevard is that pack because sometimes you look at Las Vegas Boulevard it's just to see a humanity on the sidewalks yeah you know it is not acting here's why John a lot of these properties although Vegas back are not hoping yet so as I look around for example but Dara sorry Harkin GM Mandalay bay a lot of these properties are still closed so you're not going to get but traffic there obviously because there's no there there they're not there but slowly but surely they are really gearing towards Saturday July fourth as a whole reopened like every properties back up so again Thursday was the first day in the unique thing Jonathan record what did you do I got to my hotel at nine AM in their life we're not open yet so what do you think you'll never make it now some of the properties are open summer not the blah she always you mention the cosmopolitan those two are open but take Mandalay bay and Luxor for example they are still closed are they lighting those up at night as if they were open or they just dark no there let me I think you know now if you if you take it one of those a helicopter ride or upbeat biggest looks like it will be back so all the properties even if their clothes will give me an example like the Paris is closed but the Eiffel Tower at night it's lit that would be creepy to have every other night casino and hotel Jack dark and shut down and then you have a couple that are open and there's really no rhyme or reason because I think the MGM is open for example but across the street what is or is not you know and so those are all GM properties that they want to like let's see at what happened at the MGM grand Bellagio and died and died York New York and if that goes well slowly V. eight the other ones will be back in again they're all gearing up for that cutter H. July fourth where I think will be fully back again the one to be honest on the one thing is the Max that's the only thing that makes you feel different if it had not been for the mass despite a swear we feel like a totally normal gate here and how crowded was the airport because really right now the only people who can go to Vegas or people who are traveling domestically you can't fly in for example from China and go to Las Vegas in Las Vegas is an international destination so you have people from all over Asia all over your all over the world who are coming to Las Vegas to gamble and see shows that's not allowed right now how busy was the airport well I'm not a high class person though John I didn't quite get to react because it was pretty cheap so I you are you can well I I sweet acts that's like the private charter thing isn't it John if you haven't done that it's like the best thing going like you just literally to show up like five minutes before before your flight leaves you're on a price thank but in saying that it wasn't expensive it was like two hundred and fifty dollars that's why I did it that way the wait a minute wait a minute tell me about what it was like we did they have did they have to have ridge today have bridges which I thought was kind of interesting because I. it hurting again just with my efforts flight in three months I had heard some places are not giving you drink but aren't yet sweet act they did a drink so like you know obviously it took my mascot that buy a drink you you so you have to wear a mask but they give you a drink and so you you take you mask out that your drink it so after I get the whole lake not eat you got you can have a great because obviously to have the drink you take the mask off I had such a good time because it felt normal again to be on a plane and they give you a drink in the U. landed back you have to get like a clutch the only weird thing where you get to Vegas at nine AM and it's not that you're not ready the concealed holds that a given never seen Vegas close to that that was interesting but if you get the words open for the first time in all these employees who were furloughed for this whole time we're just so happy to see people back so I know it you know I tweeted out the video and half the people were like that's awesome and then the other half will like these people are are these people are morons who were like in a pandemic in like these people are just happy to get back to work I've been here happy that that people are back here yeah and by the way all those Debbie downers after they see that it's fine they'll be out there too yeah yeah all right arrives Perkasie sports columnist at the LA times you can read them online at LA times dot com have fun well you're in Vegas and say hi to my money for me I will judge takes a lot of like you soon all right it's two forty seven let's take a look at the roads ABC dependable traffic right.
"sports columnist" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Cow joins us on sports byline. He's been with me many times. So that means when he joins me. He has another book out, and indeed he does. He is the former sports columnist for the New York Times a Pulitzer Prize. Winning author in his new book is called. It happens every spring, Dimaggio. The splendid splinter and a lifetime at the Ballpark IRA in your many years of watching and covering baseball. What makes an? In the culture of America. Well you know I think that number one. It's plates more leisurely than footfall or or basketball. As far as primary sports are concerned, or even or even soccer and so there's time in between innings that. Fathers can talk to sons, and there's unless you're at the ballpark. And the and the music is blaring, and you can't hear anything but. and then there's the the tradition and history of baseball that is unlike any other sport that we have, and so you know once upon a time it was called the national pastime mostly by owners of baseball teams, but I think that there was a germ of truth to it and and you know even you know people upset too slow or But I attendance is great and look, and and when teams are competing in the in the playoffs, it's exciting and there may you know? As exciting, a sports event as ever occurred, was game seven of the last world series, cubs, and Indians and and I'm not saying that just because I was from Chicago. And Lifetime Cup Fan, but although I've been in. New York for over fifty years, but I. It's it's it's It's an intellectual game. You know it's thoughtful and and they wear. Knickers the way they did that in the in the nineteenth century, so it's it's similar in those ways, but it's it's. It's a beautiful game. you appreciate you know there's nothing for me. There's nothing. Any more beautiful in sports than a shortstop, going deep in the whole to make a play hand, gloving with his left hand across his body, and then writing himself, and throwing hard a long throw across the Infield to the first base, and and just narrowly getting the runner I Anyway, it seems it certainly satisfied and just to back you up I was down at Spring Training I. I was going over in Scottsdale to the giants game, covering that and I'll forget walking behind a father and an eight year old son. The son had a big baseball glove. The father had his arm around his son, and said guess who we're going to see today. We're going to see Mickey Mantle. That is one of the special things that goes from area to area translates very well, doesn't it? You're right? You're right Ryan I. Guess you know and but in football it's. Close to the action in baseball, which is Kinda Nice, the crack of the bat and. And in in in basketball there's squeak at the sneakers and moving so fast, and and the end the bodies are crashing a other the boards i. mean you know best what can be very rough game, but at the sidelines of a football game? It's the sounds are. It's almost like we're a world war. and you know I mean even the punt is though I. See but I've been on the sidelines. They're crashing and smashing. They're snorting but the baseball is just a beautiful for for for me. Although I I liked basketball a lot especially and and football It's it's fun to watch from from a distance but I wouldn't want. Like Joe Nemeth and even Brett Farve They said that they wouldn't. They wouldn't want their children or their grandchildren to play football. I might point out to people that this is a collection of stories, so it covers a vast part of baseball and history and players in everything, but the other thing I like about this book is it has humorous stories in it and I was talking to Willie. Willie mays down at spring training one time around the batting cage and I said what happened to storytelling willy in baseball, and he says it's a lost art, but you in this book have really collected some of those humor stories tell one of them, and maybe you might include in the discussion the Minor League Catcher, who was substituting something for baseball? Be Yeah, isn't it with President, hand and I had a counter right one morning, and I was looking through the papers. And I so I very small item about a A. Class A-. catcher in the Indians Organization and it was in Ohio I believe and and he was, he would throw it off his team because this is what he did it. The end of the season is team was in last place. There was an so they had no chance for a playoffs and He thought he'd bring a little humor to the solemness of his team where it's going wasn't going anywhere. And so he? He got a potato and he shaved the potato to shape like a baseball. And put it in his back pocket. And so at one point, the other team had a runner on third base. And and the pitcher threw the pitch. He caught the ball and very quickly he took the shaved potato out of his back. Pocket is right back. Pocket! And then he threw over the head of the third baseman as if to try to pick off the runner. Well. The runner comes running.
"sports columnist" Discussed on Bob Lonsberry
"It was his decision and All of his tried to talk him out of him. I have worked with Bob Matthews Since nineteen eighty eight for thirty. Two years I at The Times Union where we were the last two columnist at that paper and then here this radio station as well where you know. We have the great privilege of of of hosting radio programs and You know it's it's not like Mr Matthews and I are like bosom pals you know all these thirty two years stood in professional awe and admiration of him He was a huge success as a newspaper man and he was a huge success as a radio broadcaster. He either one of his achievements as the sports columnist or as sports talk show host would have put him in the front rank of of media. People in Well really a couple of generations in Rochester. There's nobody close But from deal gun them. Both is is pretty spectacular. Any rate It was Bob. Stick a couple of months off. You can work from home. You just do work three four days a week if you want We'll get somebody come in and sit with you wherever along those lines But he only you know I guess he would know Just lying wanted to be done and I stood over here in the newsroom. During his last broadcast were several on the staff and listened to the wonderful tributes and hearing the emotional Mr Matthews Voice. There were tears in is all around he. has been for two generations and is a giant. God blessing and thank God. We've got news there. We're going to find out what's happening at wells college on Newsradio wham eighty..
"sports columnist" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Back drive time sports my next guest has been very busy lately covering the nuggets covering C. use coaching hire but it's just normal week in the life of Denver based sports columnist Paul cleave the guys that who joins me now Paul haven't talked to in awhile how you been Ryan how are you doing them is done gosh it's probably been three weeks now hasn't it yeah you kinda disappeared there for awhile because of course it's twenty twenty so I gauge Twitter on whether somebody is you know with us in the world and everything because I'm a male millennial but what have you been doing with your life hi I was on I took a honeymoon how about that you know I never I never took a honeymoon and maybe that's why I'm divorced now so that's probably a good call by you I'm here for you right and you need a hug anytime I'm always here for you I did I got out of the country for a little while I disappeared I got off the grid I found the jungle and islands and a beautiful white showing me and it was wonderful awesome glad to hear it sometimes we in this business media business don't get enough time away so glad you got to do that Andy you came back with a vengeance you've been writing like mad lately I want to cover everything with you but let let's start with your first impressions of the new head man in boulder yeah yeah excellent guy no human being he's a ten out of ten I think that's a part of the equation here and I think that's that's on purpose because I think you know you shape your you're gonna shape your next hire to go away from what just scored you and burn you and I was not soccer so it was two occasions yesterday Karl Dorrell said when he was on the podium I'm here for the long haul and I I don't think it's by accident that that was really the theme of his introductory press conference not the boss wanted someone who's going to stick around for awhile so now you're going to see them have an opportunity to spend three point eighty eight million dollars on the coaching staff outside of Karl Dorrell which is the largest salary tool that C. use ever put on its football program and this is the the largest football contracted they never give it out so a lot of pressure on that man and see you has burned through some serious cash over the last two decades of football program so how about they start winning could not be nice yeah and windows that happen I am you know I'm not windy when do they start winning but when when do people's focus is turned to okay thank you for coming in Carl the row we were very impressed by your introductory press conference but now you need to win is it as soon as this year or does he get you know kind of a year to get his feet underneath them you know I I really like the guy I like him as an individual and I'm going to give them a little bit of time because not step into the S. G. job or the Oregon chopper she's not even stepped in the UCLA job here you're talking about you program that's had one winning season in fourteen years that's that's Oregon state that's what that is it would be worse right now so you gotta find a way to get out of this thing lot of promises come out of boulder and not a lot of those promises are our match we saw would not soccer we shot Mike McIntyre we definitely saw John Embry and they had three buyouts now he's had more buyouts is Gary Barnett and they've had winning seasons and that's a bad ratio you want to turn that thing around Paul cleavages that joining us here on drive time sports why didn't any of us mention him well you know I don't know but if nobody had and the most plugged in people in people like me who did just throw crap against the wall and see what sticks none of us had colder L. you know it's so funny is we I just mentioned I was out I was out of the country for a while I didn't get the news that Mel Tucker was gone until three days after it happened in it took me back to this conversation I had with with marches one whose the other columnist up here in Denver with the post we we talk the the first time we met Mel Tucker way back when fifteen months ago both of us had the same reaction that this car is a boulder for very long and that's not cool heads didn't write it we didn't say it out loud we just set it to each other we can look really smart for once and we never did but he he he was he just didn't fit I think he knew that I don't think you can win in boulder Ryan I don't think you can win there I don't I think you're gonna have a flash in the pan type season for one year maybe two if you get a stud quarterback that sticks around but Boise state gotten the pac twelve it just has not happened for I think there is a what they need is a time machine we need to go back to the nineties that's what it was really good with ball in boulder and since then it's been tough sledding for them so I I I do think that a commitment to recruiting the best players out of Colorado we'll put you on the right track that's going to be the first step for probably route even naked from pine street it's over into state he should be a buffalo right now and he's not he's in the ACC I would love to see them return to that idea of identifying the three or four best players in the state making sure they don't leave ten Boyle doesn't seem to have a problem with it no no you know what he's done a good job with it because he doesn't have to get everyone of all yeah he gets a you know he got a truck caller didn't turn out Josh Perkins panned out he got the best high school prospect I've seen Colorado in about six years and that's Dominique Clifford over vanguard school used his comedy because Nick has a chance to play in the NBA Sunday and that I don't mean to say that with any kind of pressure on the kid but I think he will welcome that either special town in a talk to a terrible yesterday it called rose press conference about it he feels the same way he's not gonna be redshirted next year is going to come in and he's going to play as a freshman they think needs to be a really special player in boulder and I agree with them how dangerous is tad steam in March you know it's a good question you are UCLA getting from him I'm sure that's what you're going to run into I'm gonna look at their losses more than I'm and those losses include down in Arizona over in Lawrence against Kansas against UCLA jeans got a couple NBA players it's going to be very dictated by see you draws in that bracket if you get a team that no it's it's it's an older team that's been together for a little while but they don't jump out the gym they're not going to be drawing a paycheck next year do you can win a game maybe two if you get a team that has some guy like UCLA does just met or Kansas was you know there's three or four seven footers or Arizona with her three NBA guys gonna be short trip now what I want to see these guys do because they they just don't have that they don't have that high level talent there right now right I like the squad because they play together they really guard they dispense but there's not that high end in BA town up there so what's going to be dictated by the match up now I want to see the Boston shot these three games to get three wins getting a bye in the conference tournament which I don't believe they've done before would be a big step toward that because that's going to improve your speed for the big tournament a week later R. U. N. C. champion Henry sue who does favorite writer Paul Klee joining me here on drive time sports it was a if I'm glad they retweeted because is a fantastic piece by you and to give that about that I'm fine one mortar college basketball topic before we move on to joker in the nuggets all the upsets that have happened in this weekend was was as crazy as there is banned because you have Baylor go down my condolences to your zags for losing a B. Y. U. U. at San Diego state losing their first game and this kind of keeps with the way this season is gone does that make for a better college basketball season or worse college basketball season oh boy that's a really good question it has not diminish the number of games or watch every night I know that I think getting married but my wife had to use to more than anything else was how many college basketball games or watch in those probably John for her so I want to thank you for working through that I I love this season I I but I also love I received so that's probably a bad question for me last year I thought was one of the most enjoyable policies and that I can remember because you had a account legs are Williamson R. J. Barrett do it really good she reckons AgNPs Virginia team that just didn't look the part but they're awfully good may end up winning it you had I. N. teams this year you don't have those you don't have that those teams that just can blow you out of the gym every night you don't you don't have that kind of talent out there I like this season because I don't know what the heck happened tonight he knows she's ten times I do think that there is a you can draw a line in that top twenty five poll there's there's been a lot of talk about how twenty teams can win the whole thing I don't see that I see maybe five or six teams they could still win the tournament it's it's due it's Kansas it's going down I guess it's Baylor you could probably throw a couple in there I still think stand your status right on that edge but there's no doubt man knows about loss of the day is about loss it also show you that I got you know the the first year coach is going to be in Vegas for long he's gonna be in the pac twelve version so I like that San Diego state team I don't think it's a final four team but I think it's the second week in team and I was approved for those not west teams when they get to dance is Nicole you okay is the best player in the NBA right now I think so I do I do for you you think you I I would still go Yanis very honest now so you say talk to the I would I would yes I would say top two I said the other I said the other day.
"sports columnist" Discussed on KQED Radio
"About any tomorrow does that what he has done on the football field off the football field lot of charity work and no I take my hat off to Donald Trump for what he did and you know like I said it's all about just being here by eighty today so check how how would you describe the Vardalos relationship to these players like rice so I would say father or Big Brother will sponsor the players love and he apparently I'm not surprised he spoke up for and they always have a I was probably well as he made him wealthy but I think also the sense to build up passion in a circular phone he was he was a formula through and through so the bard was pardon was one of several the trump gave the high profile figures today and I know that the Barlow did support president trump's candidacy any other insights as to why he gave this pardon well to the bottle of family continues to be fairly well known in Ohio and in in Youngstown there was absolutely out and although trump not when the county for Youngstown it so there have been some people who say pardoning the members of the bar to a family in this part political move it might be energized and people who did not vote for him last time it might be one of those things where as we always say everything is politics although the after part of it too okay check well thank you so much for your time Sir check Nevis is a sports columnist with the Santa Rosa press Democrat and terror Siler teach reading news.
"sports columnist" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Able to go through the entire Library Library of sports byline interviews especially the sports book author interviews and we're going to kick things off with John Eisenberg. John is an award winning sports columnist for the Baltimore Sun. He's been there for more than two decades and he's written for the Smithsonian sports illustrated and currently contributes columns to the Baltimore Ravens Dot Com in. His book is called the Streak Lou. GEHRIG CAL ripken junior and baseball's most historic record and John. Chronicles the fascinating story of baseball's most legendary IRONMAN. Cal ripken junior and Lou Gehrig who reached an achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of the most consecutive games played. And if you take take a look at this book it'll bring out aspects of not only the players but the street itself how difficult that was so again. Check that out The book called the a streak and then right after that GATT win. Now I met this young man in a very unusual way. I was broadcasting the Alamo Bowl and his school the Texas am Am aggies. Were playing in that Bo. I can't remember who the other team was but I remember him because he was a small player is playing linebacker and he was all over the field he played then in the NFL for seven seasons with the Dallas Cowboys after playing his college ball. As I said at Texas A. and M. where he was an all American he became the first first Vietnamese American to be drafted play and be recognized as an all pro in the NFL and he's been elected to the college football hall of fame. Deservedly so wins. Family left South Vietnam during the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War and he was born in a refugee camp in Arkansas and he lived most of his childhood in the Gulf. Coast town of Rockport Texas. An in high school. He played Middle Linebacker and of course he talks in his book or about the different things that happened to him. As the child and you know it can be very very tough. If you come from the outside so again John Eisenberg ready to kick things off here on sports byline. This is an sergent health notice for all residents suffering.
The Future of Gaming
"For high school athletes. Getting scouted to play on a big league. Sports team is the dream they hope. Someday Day recruiters will be standing on the sidelines watching during practice or come to their games and sign them up for college teams or even sometimes professional ones. That happened a sixteen year old. Kyle gears door. He goes by the nickname Boga but the recruiting process was a bit different gears. Off wasn't out on a field field joe he was in his parents house in Pottstown Pennsylvania sitting in front of his computer playing the video game Gabe fortnight streaming his games almost daily for Amazon's twitch a website for gamers and. That's where a scout for an eastwards team called the sentinel saw in play. He signed a one year contract with the Sentinel's back in March and that paid off for gear store and the sentinels almost immediately. Yup Right here. This was in July at the Arthur. Ashe Stadium in flushing New York. That's the same stadium where tennis is players compete in the. US Open gear stuff. was there on the field for the first fortnight World Cup and it was a spectacle spread of players across the screen. There's your talk ten on the left side. The top players in the world sat on the field behind computer monitors side by side playing against each other in the virtual game which was is then projected onto multiple matrons for thousands of fans and stands bogus parents in the audience of course as well cheering him on and they weren't the only ones fortnight has about two hundred fifty million registered users and more than a million of them or streaming the World Cup Competition Jim Champion and the prize. Money was worth a lot. The three million dollars of that gears dorm took home about two point. Four million the sentinels got to keep the rest according to people familiar with the matter but even so boga and other eastport competitors like him are living. The teenage dream getting paid to play video games epic the company that makes fortnight. Isn't the only game in town. activision blizzard and take two interactive software have launched professional professional leagues around their games. Electronic Arts has a fee e World Cup a video game version of the soccer World Cup with thirty two players competing in multiple apple rounds until one country player comes out on top revenue from EA. Sports is expected to climb around twenty six percent this year to reach about one point. Two billion dollars hours while at the fast growing need it's still just a small part of the global video game. Industry is estimated to be worth one hundred fifty billion from the Wall Street Journal. This is the future of everything. I'm Qatari Yokum. This episode is part three of our highlights series where we bring you the best from the Wall Street. Journal's Tech Live Conference in Laguna Beach California for Three Days Wall Street Journal editors gathered alongside leaders in the tech community to discuss everything from the future of artificial intelligence to data privacy today. We're focusing on the future of games. Hi Jason Gay. And I'm a sports columnist for the Wall Wall Street Journal. I'm speaking Andrew Wilson the CEO of electronic arts electronic arts or EA as a global leader in the gaming world world especially in sports games. They're the ones who make madden NFL. Fica need for speed apex and of course the Sims the company has more than three hundred million registered players around the world and last year two thousand eighteen to posted a net revenue of five point. One five billion in dollars Andrew spoke to us about how e sports mobile gaming on social networks and mixed reality Games are changing the way people play and also also starts on the industry overall. I want to ask you right at the top. What you were excited about right now like what is happening in your trade? It might be something you are doing but it might be something somebody else's do what is getting you excited right now in gaming if you think about how cloud is going to change the consume everything right so we watch more TV and more music and we listen to music and AL belief is that we're actually started out a blue the lines between real and virtual with the cloud. So you get to place where you get up in the morning and every activity you perform through the day has has some kind of payoff out of a game. You might run to work. It means you have more energy and fee for. You might have a dozen eggs in the fridge. Which means you're sims a fed? You might drive fast. So you'll need speed game is better. You may interact with a whole Gotcha people so you have more power in. PG So this blurring of the lines between the real and the virtual kind of moving getting from a discrete experienced went industry experience. So are there applications locations for businesses to actually game by the workplace people showing up for the nine thirty meeting on time. I think that's happening already. We see that in schooling to where we use game fixations a lot of schooling education is becoming more compelling for a new generation so inevitably it happens in our workplace. That's for sure. Do you think that people can burn out on it or do you think that that is something that will stay the idea that people want that kind of competitive metabolism where they gamified experience social interaction and competition competition at two of the most powerful motives of human behavior that positive so guilt obligation addiction causes as human beings. Do all kinds of things until such point in time is actually actually. This is just really bad and we kick the habit cold Turkey and then we tell all of our friends not to do it as well but social direction and competition the two things that we don't we don't get tired of it kind of drives us throughout our lives and so really the very core of gaming these to call positive motivators of human behavior and provided you do it right and you build over time and and you get the rewards and benefits of those two things that it's not something you boone out on. It's actually something that enriches and extends it enhances your life. What's an example of something that you've experimented with yourself that that you've been surprised? It's been a very sort of exciting satisfying gaming experience candy crush. Who would've thought like doing this and doing this? I mean here. We are five five you six years later and we're still doing it. Yeah Yeah it's a good segue to the next question. which is that? I think of gaming as a business where every now and again there are true phenomenon that just crossed the culture. And what is it like. And you've had some of them. What's that like to have a game? That isn't just a business success but just sort of vaults into the cultural conversation station I think every day you up to build entertainment. You hope is that you're going to detain you. Know tens or hundreds of millions of people I mean as as the providers and creative at a time and I think that's all of our objective when we get up in the morning every now and then it actually happens and all kinds of good things come from that no kinds of challenges come from that. We had a game earlier this year. Old Apex Legends. We brought fifty million people into that game in a month. And that's that's a wonderful thing. I mean that's mind blowing and we we're running around the office cheering. How compelling this game and then all of a sudden you discover there are all kinds of negative manifestations of of that kind of broad appeal cheetahs in in the spice and you get people trying to counterfeit currency in spice and you get bullies in the spice? And then all of these kind of negative manifestations of human behavior that we see in the real world quite frankly also manifest that skyline a will that has this many eight people interacting with it and so there's a whole nother victor of work that we have to do to keep that that experience fun and safe and enjoyable for the people who play. How do you see around corners to predict predict and anticipate? What kinds of Shenanigans might happen at a game or been doing it alone time here? We spent a lot of time thinking about if we were bad bad people. What would we try? And do we go out and hire some bad people to see an awesome. What would they do that works? And then the other thing is is we've written a whole program. Set that that really looks at by human behavior over. Tom's human compensation over time and we're getting better and better through machine learning at predicting where positive energy cartoons on itunes negative or
Sports writing legend Dan Jenkins, author of 'Semi-Tough,' dies at 89
"Sports writer, Dan Jenkins who rose to stardom at Sports Illustrated. News known for sports novels, including semi tough has died. He was known for his golf writing and was inducted into the Gulf hall of fame in two thousand twelve undelighted overwhelmed and players and all those things to be taken into this great club and particularly pleased to be checking him as a vertical. Human Jenkins daughter. Sally is a sports columnist for the Washington Post. Dan, Jenkins
Being a Coach's Wife: A Blessing and a Curse
"In you, come in contact with a lot of coaches, obviously in this profession, and there are some. Businesses where you can separate where you can have a career your wife can have a career, and yeah, they they may intersect at Christmas parties or occasionally. But but they are not really. They do not run. Contemporaneous -ly to one another. Where if you're the wife of a coach there's nearly. Yeah. You you can't just act like, you don't know. What I mean, you are you're part of the team. And that's that's you know, you always hear that phrase, and some people may be offended by in terms of a great coaches wife, but you understand it and you live and die. What what happens? Your family or your system coaches. They're just they're all into just as much as your system. Coach it may it's a tough stuff and now again athletes can go back to my life and athletic. I were the reason I went from point a to point b in every step of my life. So it has been very warning for me going through that process. But I did see I was at a crossroads, and that's why just I chose that the family over that lifestyle in that profession in and I'm glad I did looking back. I do miss it. Just like every coach just like every player miss when they retire. But what's best for your family has to take prison over there now, and that was a sensitive interview listened to Seth because I I know people that are close to say, and and they know how tough that for gene, Texas wish was on him and his family. Yeah. In his his last year got a little bit off the rails. As you remember. And sometimes these things are are Neville. And I think if you're an athletic director like Philip you want the decision to to make itself easy. And I think last night it did maybe he feels that with one more game and a road trip coming up tomorrow. It's better just to get out of her way and let her finish that. And then regroup before the the chimney. She'll be playing again team would be playing again probably on Wednesday. I think maybe Thursday, but these things move quickly and as a head coach. When there's no way to avoid it. And I know I I know coaches say all the time. Well, you know, I'm I'm gonna bubble. I don't know what's going on. But when you have the lead sports columnist in that community who's been there now for thirty three numbers. Write a column that's published online at noon today, saying the head coach should be fired. There's no escaping. It. Will they'll work something out with Holly? They're not they're not going to fire her Holly. I know they work at a separation of that. And there will be it will be I have all the faith and coach former hiring a good coach. But it will be someone that's probably has done more times to to to Pat summitt.
Avril Lavigne Hints at New Music Video Sharing Stunning Underwater Picture
"Levine is teasing the release of a new song and music video or last album was in two thousand thirteen a few years before she was diagnosed with Lyme disease and took a hiatus from her career to recover. She has hinted the drop of a new song this month and yesterday she shared an underwater photo possibly a snapshot from an upcoming music. Video Levin says she has been planning this video for over