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Valid one time per day. Excludes $1 to $3 menu. It's the crossover. Sports Illustrated's NBA show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your host, Chris Mannix and Rohan Nadkarni. This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix joined this week by my colleague at Sports Illustrated, Rohan Nadkarni. And Rohan, it's always good when we have some breaking news on the podcast. We are recording this on the day the NBA returns. Tuesday night, double header, Warriors Suns, Lakers Nuggets. That's going to be a lot of fun to watch on Tuesday. But the big story over the weekend was Giannis Atentecumpo once again saying, Milwaukee, you are my home. Giannis agreeing to a three -year, $186 million contract extension. We'll get into kind of the nuances of why this extension makes sense financially right now. And why he would do it now. And what kind of contracts he can sign in the future. But this was something I think that Bucs fans and the Bucs front office was optimistic about in the aftermath of Milwaukee acquiring Damian Lillard. But now, here we are with Damian Lillard under contract for the next four seasons. Giannis Atentecumpo under contract for, I believe, three of the next four seasons. I'll get the numbers right. But the last year's a player option of that deal. But he's under contract at least until his early 30s, putting him through his prime years in Milwaukee. Your reaction to this deal getting done at the 11th hour before the start of the season? Pretty surprised only because Giannis himself kind of mentioned early this summer why financially it wouldn't make the most sense for him to do it now. As you alluded to, there is some kind of not quite complicated math, but a series of steps that Giannis can undergo to kind of maximize the financial impact of taking this deal now. So he's still coming out ahead money -wise. I mean, I wrote when the Damian Lillard trade went down, I should say, that this was a huge win and it only becomes a bigger win for Milwaukee if Giannis signs. And that's what happened. And I think, listen, this team, the expectations still win a title, all those things. But for the city of Milwaukee, for the franchise, even if they don't win a title now, if you get another three or four years of Giannis at Centecumpo, you get his entire prime in Milwaukee. You put off the conversation, at least for a couple years, about whether he's leaving, etc. That's a huge win. It makes the Lillard trade a win already. It's really incredible work by their franchise. I mean, we sat here, Chris, I'd say at the beginning of the summer, kind of wondering aloud what moves are on the table for the Bucks because they looked a little bit boxed in at the start of the summer in terms of what they could do to improve the roster around Giannis. To go around and get Damian Lillard and then sign Giannis to an extension the same summer, when no one was expecting either of those moves, it's an unequivocal, unqualified, total home run for the Bucks. No, I tweeted this in the immediate aftermath. This was an executive of the year stretch for John Horst. Not only does he get Damian Lillard into the fold, which makes the Bucks better in the short term, he ensures long -term viability by getting Giannis' name on a contract. Just to clear up the math here and sort of explain what kind of deal Giannis has signed. He is under contract now for the next four years. This year's age 28 season, he's going to make $45 .6 million. Next year, he'll make $45 .8 million. The new deal kicks in in the 25 -26 season, which will put Giannis at $57 .6 million that year, $62 .2 million in 26 -27. He has a player option for 22 -28, which would be year five of this new deal that he's operating under, which is worth $66 .8 million. The reason that he signs this contract right now, and I want to give credit to Bobby Marks, the ESPN front office insider, because he's been able to explain this in a way even idiots like you and me can't understand. It's mutually beneficial for the two sides to do a deal like this right now. Because of that over 38 rule that exists, Giannis could sign a short -term extension again with Milwaukee in 2026, and then a four -year extension with the Bucks in 2028. What this deal is effectively doing, or the message it's sending, is that Giannis is a buck for life. He's going to be alongside Damian Lillard for the next four seasons. That's a guy we've talked about a lot. He likes Damian Lillard, and he wants to play with Damian Lillard. Not only is Giannis getting himself financially set up for the short term by signing this three -year extension, he is putting the dominoes in place to make the max possible amount of money over the next 10 years of his playing career. Anyone that might have been wondering if Giannis is going to be a buck over the long term, it sure looks right now that Giannis is going to be playing in Milwaukee for the entirety of his NBA career. I think we're looking, Rohan, at another Dirk Nowitzki. I think this is kind of a Dirk -like situation where the Bucks have shown Giannis enough. They've shown Giannis enough that he is willing to commit to this team long term. Absolutely. And I'll just leave a little bit of room. Our old friend Howard Beck wrote about it today for The Ringer that everything is great right now. Up until things change, if this flames out, whatever, we've seen stars request trades, etc. I'll leave a little room for that, but I'm with you. And I think it's great for the NBA. I really do. I want to see Jokic in Denver for his entire career. I want to see Giannis in Milwaukee for his entire career. We've kind of lost that the last few years with guys moving around teams so much. There's been this conversation this week, should Kevin Durant have his jersey retired in Golden State? I think it'll happen and I think it's fine, but it's just not the same. It's not the same as a guy like Giannis staying in one place for his entire career. It's refreshing to see. I think it's just so good for the league. I'm excited, man. I'm excited to see him battle with the Celtics this year. I miss the days when it felt like you could think these two teams are going to have to get through each other for the next few years. We're setting up for that with Giannis and Tatum for the next few years. As a basketball fan, I'm just really excited. I think you hit the nail on the head. I think he's going to be kind of remembered as this generation's Dirk for just how synonymous he is with Milwaukee. The fact that Giannis said the things he said earlier this summer, he said he wants to play for a winner, and backed it up, I just think says a lot about the kind of person he is. That was not just posturing or whatever. Milwaukee made some good faith moves, and he signed a good faith extension in return. To contrast this with Lillard's situation in Portland, Lillard committed to the Blazers, but he didn't demand action out of them before he committed to them. Giannis came out this offseason in multiple interviews and said, I'm paraphrasing, of course. You've got to make sure that you have a championship roster around me. He put a lot of pressure on the Bucs to get something done. To the Bucs credit, for the second time in three years, they pulled off a deal that made Giannis happy. Drew Holiday, his acquisition a few years ago, that made Giannis happy. Now, Damian Lillard bringing him in, that makes Giannis happy. He was able to use his status with the team to push them to go all in for a championship. Once they did, he committed. He was true to his word, and said he would commit to the Milwaukee Bucs. I do think that's commendable for Giannis as well. I think, short term, if you're looking for questions about the Bucs, there are a couple of them. Chris Middleton is the most glaring. I have no idea what to expect from Chris Middleton this year. He missed half the season last year. Then there's that weird, vague pre -season talk for me. Well, I'm going to get to that. I'm going to get to that. I like the coaching stuff. Chris Middleton, his status is a big variable here. I think with a healthy Chris Middleton, the Bucs are the number one team in the East. It's still close, because I think Boston is really good, obviously. But with Middleton, I think they're number one. Without him, I think they're number two. I'm anxious to see how healthy he is at the start of the season, and how healthy he can be throughout the season. The other part of it is coaching. This Terry Stotts story has kind of gone away over the last couple of days. Frankly, who really cares about an assistant coaching change on an NBA team? This is a real thing. Terry Stotts was given a hands -on role to effectively be the architect of this Bucs offense. We know this, because Damian Lillard came out last week and said, Look, this is the same offense I ran in Portland. The guys that are veterans on the Milwaukee team were coming to him and saying, Well, what about this? What about that? What's the right way to run this particular play? Terry Stotts was not just a sage voice on Adrian Griffin's bench. He was someone that was intimately involved and integrally involved in what this team does offensively. We've seen the reporting that there was some kind of public blow up at a shoot around or a practice between Terry Stotts and Adrian Griffin. I had not heard about that. I had heard in the hours after Stotts decided to leave the team that he just wasn't comfortable being Adrian Griffin's assistant coach. That's kind of what it came down to. Terry Stotts has been head coach in the NBA for a long time. He has had some levels of success as a head coach. Adrian Griffin came in and Adrian Griffin, people have told me he rides his assistants out there. He makes them work pretty hard. Adrian Griffin worked under Scott Skiles for a while, worked under a number of different coaches in different situations. Adrian Griffin had high expectations and demanded a lot from his assistant coaches. The way I was explained to me was Terry Stotts just wasn't comfortable with the dynamic, didn't like the dynamic with Adrian Griffin. Maybe that dust up in practice was the straw that broke the camel's back, but it felt like the people I talked to that it was coming. I don't think this is inconsequential. I really don't because now everybody else on that Bucs staff gets bumped up a seat. Now you don't necessarily have the guy on the bench with that kind of gravitas is the right word, but certainly experience that Terry Stotts brought to the table. I don't think we can dismiss his exit as nothing because I do think it's something. Yeah, not to mention his relationship with Damian Lillard, right? I mean, that's something that I think was probably providing Dame some level of comfort. He obviously posted a photo of them together on Instagram after. Take that for what it's worth. I mean Terry Stotts and Damian Lillard will always have a great relationship. Terry Stotts empowered Damian Lillard over nine years. Like took him on as a rookie and helped develop him into the player he became. So I can understand the loyalty between Lillard and Stotts. The one interesting thing about the Bucs and Celtics, I'd say, is the questions around their coaching staffs. You know, Missoula had to deal with it a lot last year, especially during the playoffs. Now listen, at the end of the day, he came within a game seven and Jason Tatum maybe not turned his ankle of making it to the finals. So maybe that stuff was overblown. But, you know, there's been a lot of talk about the assistance the Celtics added this summer and the reasons they needed to do that. Bringing in a guy like Jeff Van Gundy, for example, to consult with them. And the importance of that experience that it's a lot of pressure on Adrian Griffin in his first year to deliver a team with title expectations. And now he's losing his most experienced assistant coach. It's going to be very interesting. I think that's a serious variable for the Bucs. We've seen it cut both ways. I mean, we've seen Nick Nurse have a lot of success. We've seen Emei Yudoka have a lot of success. Other times it doesn't go as well. So I think it's going to be very interesting keeping an eye on just how the coaching staff in both Milwaukee and Boston ultimately affects what those teams do. I think one of the undercurrents of the Celtics summer, for example, was maybe moving on from some of the guys that didn't fully buy in with Missoula. Guys who necessarily didn't have the best relationship with him. So I don't know that it's going to make a huge impact because they're just so much more talented than the rest of the conference. But I'm interested to see how that plays out. Yeah, it certainly adds a wrinkle to what Milwaukee's trying to do this season. I think with such a slim margin between the Celtics and the Bucs, anything can make a difference. So that's worth keeping an eye on this year.
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So just go to syskvinyl .com and order yours now. They ship out on October 20th. Welcome to Stuff You Should Know, a production of iHeartRadio. Hey everybody, and welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant. Jerry's here too, and this is Stuff You Should Know. Let's go. Oh, you like that one? I did. I'd also like this title that Livia gave this one. Yes. It's very fun. Can I read it? Sure. The night that transformed bare human relations. It's pretty straightforward and says everything you need to say. Yeah, it's actually sadly very accurate. Yeah, and yet, despite it being that straightforward, there's a pretty interesting story hidden amid those letters. Sounds like a crossword clue. It does. I feel like we should tell that story now, or else really what are we doing here, Chuck? Alright, well I think this is one of those, unfortunately, we can't just sort of play out as a teaser to reveal what happens. I think we kind of need to say what actually happened and then tell that story, yeah? Alright. Did you want to tease this thing out? No. Okay. I'm just being difficult. Because what we're talking about is a very sad night, August of 1967, when two young women, two 19 -year -old women were killed by two, and here's the kicker, two different bears in two different places in the same national park. If it was one bear that just went crazy or something and they were all camping together, that would be obviously tragic, but not like, hey, we need to really look at what's going on here, and that's what happened because it was two bears in two places. Yeah, and the reason why it was such a kicker is because in the 57 years leading up to that, that Glacier National Park was a national park, only three other people had ever been killed by grizzly bears, and then all of a sudden it went from three people in 57 years to two women in two separate incidents in one night. That is crazy, and it really did kick off this national conversation about should grizzly bears stay alive as a species because we like living in national parks. Do we have the right to do that kind of thing? It's a pretty interesting story. It's got a lot of facets to it, and I feel like we should talk a little bit about grizzly bears first because I didn't realize that they were just a subspecies of brown bear, although that makes a lot of sense. Yeah, grizzlies are brown bears. They are generally darker than brown bears in coloring. They're generally smaller. They can be a couple hundred pounds up to about 600, and it's interesting here because I think it depends on where you live and who you ask. Usually bears brown are called brown bears when they're more coastal, like the ones you see grabbing that salmon out of the river you would call a brown bear. I thought that was a grizzly. Whereas if you live inland and you're a bear, a brown bear, you're called a grizzly, but then I also saw people talking about coastal grizzlies, so it may be one of those names that's just sort of been tacked onto a lot of brown bears. Yeah. I think it's just, you know, it's confusing. Yeah, but they're brown bears. Yeah, they're brown bears, which makes them, you know, and they're a relatively small brown bear. There's a type of brown bear called a Kodiak that gets up to 10 feet tall when it's standing on its hind legs. No, thank you. Grizzlies are not nearly that big, but they're still big enough. I mean, the males can get up to about 600 pounds, and there used to be a lot more of them than there are today. The early 19th century, I think around the time of Lewis and Clark, there was an estimated 50 ,000 to 100 ,000 grizzly bears. They went all the way from Canada down to Mexico. They were in every what's now states along the West, all the way over to the Great Plains. There was a ton of them. And then as we started to move out there, we meaning white American settlers and colonists, part of what that whole westward expansion included was not just wiping out Native Americans, it was also wiping out large carnivores too. Yeah, like when they talk about taming the West, that's what they mean. It's like, let's go out there and kill things. And they did this for a few reasons. Sometimes it was because they had cattle that they wanted to take care of, or, you know, occasionally if they thought they were in harm's way, they might kill a bear. But a lot of it was just that sort of, I was about to say human nature, but really man's nature, at least some men, not me or you, to want to kill big, beautiful animals because they're big and beautiful and, you know, I guess could be considered dangerous. You got to keep an eye on those people because they can very quickly become real like most dangerous game types. Right. That's right. So by the time 1967 rolls around, when the two 19 -year -old women who died lost their lives, and I'll just go ahead and say their names are Julie Helgeson, man, and Michelle Koons, by the time they died in August of 1967, grizzly bears had been wiped out so thoroughly that they had a territory that was about 2 % of what it had once been. Mostly they were in national parks because those were protected areas, and there was something like under a thousand of them in the entire continental United States. Yeah, that's, 2 % is great when you're talking milk, it's not great when you're talking about animal populations. Did you write that one down? I didn't, it just came to me when I saw 2%. Good stuff, man. Very nice. Here's the weird thing though, is, and it seems rather counterintuitive, there were more, even though there were fewer bears, there were more human encounters with these bears for this very reason, and as we'll see, this is what, part of what led to this huge mess, and it's really hard to, if you're our age, and maybe obviously younger, you don't realize that national parks weren't always these places where they really were smart about everything they did, because at the time, they would do some crazy things in national parks. They would try and get bears around, they would leave food out. They would, there was one story here that Livia found where, and luckily a park ranger kind of stopped this in the act, but these parents brought a bear over with some food with a candy bar, and then tried to put their 18 month old on this bear's back to take a picture. Yeah, there's a story in that same article about a guy who was trying to lure a bear into his car to get a photo of it behind the wheel. Yeah. Just people interacting with, again, 600 pound grizzly bears, they can just take your head clean off if they want to, but that's the thing. They are really unpredictable, and for the most part, they're vegetarians, I think plants make up something like 90 % of their diets, and a lot of times, they're, I don't want to say docile, but the 18 month old baby survived, and so did the mom, and so did the dad. If that bear had acted any differently, they wouldn't have survived, so I saw that their personalities can best be summed up as unpredictable, but at the time, in the 60s, that is not the impression people had of bears. They were kind of considered a lot more gentle. There was a park ranger who was quoted by Jack Olson, who we'll meet in a little while, who said that on a scale of, a danger scale, where a butterfly is a zero and a rattlesnake is a 10, the grizzlies of Glacier Park would have to rate somewhere between zero and one. That is entirely wrong. He really should have said they rate between a zero and a 10, and you have no idea what it's going to be at any given moment if you encounter a bear. Yeah, and like a lot of large animals like this, when there is a, you know, their accident, so I'm going to call it an accidental killing, because bears weren't like, ooh, human, let me go eat them. Like you said, they're mostly vegetarian, and even when they ate stuff that was non -vegetarian, it wasn't like, oh, boy, let me go chow down on that person. It was, let me go chow down on that person's steak by the fire or the fish that they're cooking or something like that. And so when there is an accident, it's usually one of a couple of things. It's either the sort of familiar scenario of where you stumble upon a bear and scare them, or they may have their cubs around them, might be a mama with some cubs. Or it is that bear that's like, wait a minute, that's my food. You're eating that fish out of that river. I want it. So let's go. Yeah, apparently they defend their food like it's, like with the most jealous violence that they need to, like that is their food, even if it's your food. Yeah, exactly, because that bear thinks it's their food, because it's their territory. And the other thing that Libby was keen to point out, which is like, it sounds sort of funny at first, but it really is a thing that you need to pay attention to, is the Yogi Bear cartoon was a big thing. And Yogi and Boo Boo as these sort of friendly bears going after the picnic basket, that came about because that's what it was like. It wasn't like someone said, I got this crazy idea. Let's take these ferocious animals and make them Hanna -Barbera, and let's make them into a lovable cartoon character. It was like, no, that's when you went to these national parks. Like you said, people are luring bears around. They're like, ooh, take my picnic basket if I can take a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture. I'm just trying to make that into a funny picnic thing. Anyway, that's how things were. So that's why they made that cartoon. And that was just sort of what was going on. Like they literally at Glacier, at one, oh, I'm sorry, this is at Yellowstone, but they were doing similar things in Glacier. At Yellowstone, they put bleachers up around the open air dumps so people could show up and watch the bear show, which was bears wandering in to eat. Yeah. So a lot of people rightfully lay a lot of the blame for the deaths in 1967 at the feet of the administrators of national parks at the time because they were using the bears as entertainment. And at the very least, even if they weren't in some of the parks, they were not instructing the public on how to interact with bears and just how dangerous bears were. And that was a huge problem because like you said, people were treating them like they were just these docile, gentle animals that wouldn't do them any harm. And then the other factor that kind of gets overlooked is that this is right after the national highway system had really been developed and people were hitting the road. So these national parks were suddenly just swamped with tourists for the first time in their history. So people were, there were far fewer bears, but there were a lot more people all up in the bears' drills than there ever had been in human history. Yeah. And leading up to this specific incident, and we'll detail a little bit more of this after, I guess we'll take a break here in a couple of minutes. But at Glacier, there were sort of in the days leading up, there were a lot of alarming incidences where bears were becoming way more aggressive, or if you're watching a cartoon, way more friendly than they had been. There were fires that came through the park in the summer of 67, so that shrank their habitat some and kind of squeezed them into a smaller area. And there was one bear in particular that had been reported a few different times. I went back, I'm sure you did too, and read this great original Sports Illustrated article. Who was it that wrote that? Jack Olson. Yeah, Jack Olson is kind of the standard account of this horrific event. But this bear, it was an emaciated female who was underweight, had been reported a lot going up to people, being very brazen and, you know, not like typically when you see a bear, if you ever watch these outdoor shows, you start yelling at the bear, like get out of here or clank in a pot and the bear usually is going to leave. Bears are scared and they don't want to be around people. But this bear was not taking any orders and not doing any of the things that a bear would usually do. It would just come into a camp and start eating and not leave until they wanted to leave, this skinny lady bear. Right. So we have in the Western National Park System, a situation where bears have become acclimated to humans. They're totally fine with being really close to humans, kind of not scared of us. And then also they had become habituated on human food and garbage. And they now associated humans with food and they were no longer scared of humans. There were a huge population of bears in the Western parks with lots of humans coming to see them. All right. Well, let's that sounds like a very natural place to stop things and never come back. But we do. We have to tell this this bad story. So we'll be back right after this.
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"Annual visit during the NFL season. The voice of Sunday Night Football on NBC also has a peacock game this year, which we'll discuss. Mike Tirico. Mike, how are you? Jimmy, what's going on? Oh, not too much. Quiet week here in Sports Illustrated. I know I can't confirm. I can't confirm your authenticity. So this is actually you and you're actually talking to me. That's good. It's all me. Crazy week for us. Busy week for you. You had two games. You had the Thanksgiving Niners, Seahawks and Sunday night Chargers and Ravens. How is that when you got to go back to back like that for a play by play guy? You know, I've done it a bunch. I've done worse back to backs before. It's it's a challenge. But if you can get ahead, it's OK. It's kind of a cumulative effect, right? You've been going every week and, you know, you never have a home game. You're always on the road. So it's three games in eight days and it's all out west. And your family's coming home and everybody's getting together for Thanksgiving. You're the person on the road. So there's there's a human toll to it as well as the professional toll. But, you know, we are it's it's pretty easy to do because the job is not manual labor, but you just you're traveling, you get to a new place, you crank out a new team that you haven't had all year in Seattle. You want to do the best possible job. And, you know, you want to take what usually kind of condition yourself, preparation wise for the six day ramp up to the game and another six day ramp up to the game and you cut it in half. So when you cut anything in half, your workload doubles. So, yeah, it's it's fine. I enjoyed doing it. I enjoyed being on Thanksgiving. I did probably eight or nine Thanksgivings at ESPN doing college football. And now I've done a whole bunch of Thanksgivings at NBC, these two and then a couple before that when Alan Chris at Thanksgiving off. So I've gotten used to that. And then I did a whole bunch of Christmas days from all three all the way through 16 or 17 with the NBA and a few more NFL. So I'm used to that. And there is kind of an honor to be part of the holidays. And people have you on at home with their families. And I do enjoy that part of it. It's a balance for me. Now I'm being home with my family. Right. You have the two games Thursday, Sunday. It's Thanksgiving. You guys are so used to the travel. But is that a harder travel week because it is getting to those two games a little more of a pain in the neck because it is the busiest travel holiday of the year? You know, Thanksgiving night's not that busy. Not a lot of people are leaving Thanksgiving night to be somewhere on Friday. Right. And our fourth ship break was on the West Coast. So it's just a quick pop from L.A. to see it from Seattle to L.A., excuse me. So that makes it a little bit easier. And then you get in and see a team in the Chargers that we've had already during the season. That's where the Sunday night schedule or what Jim and Tony have or Kevin and Greg. And on the primetime games now, Joe and Troy have it a little bit more on Monday nights. That always makes it a little bit easier when you see teams for the second and third time. And the iron and Charles Davis probably have it a little bit as well in the CBS package. They see a bunch of AFC North teams. It feels like a lot.
A highlight from Player Participation Policy & Team's We're Bullish On
"It's the Crossover Sports Illustrated NBA Show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your hosts, Chris Mannix, Rohan Nadkadi, and Chris Arrington. This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix, joined for the first time in what feels like a long time my two colleagues over at Sports Illustrated, Chris Herring and Rohan Nadkadi. Guys, good to be back with you with the, what, three weeks, I guess, before official media days. I saw some postings, Rohan, as you shake your head. I saw some postings about media days being October 2nd. I guess that's the go -to day for most of the NBA teams, but we're inching right up on it. I just can't believe we're here. It feels like the season just ended. I'm excited. I just, I'm not mentally prepared for this. I can sense the excitement in your voice. I can say it's palatable. I can sense that excitement in your voice. All right, so on this episode, guys, I want to talk about, you know, teams that we're bullish on and teams that we might be a little bit bearish on. We're each going to pick a team that we're high on and we'll pick a team that we're low on. Before we get to that, though, we're recording this shortly after Adam Silver's post -board of governors media availability. And this media availability, the biggest storyline to come out of it was the NBA board of governors. They approved a new player participation policy, which is really a continuation in the NBA's war on load management and to a broader extent, their war on tanking. And a couple of the highlights of this new player participation policy, the policy is managed. It's rock teams have to manage their rosters to ensure that no more than one star player is unavailable for the same game. Ensure that star players are available for all national television and NBA in -season tournament games. Another new wrinkle to the NBA calendar and maintain a balance to the number of one game absences for a star player in home and road games. Basically, this combined with the minimum threshold for a number in terms of number of games played for stars to be eligible for postseason awards. This is just another lever Chris Erring that the NBA is pulling to make sure that do whatever they can to make sure that players are as available as often as possible. How do you feel about the player participation policy, which is now permanently part of the NBA rules? Look, I think it goes a little bit further than I would have gone with it, frankly. I mean, I remember when the Spurs were, you know, doing this and sitting entire, you know, half their roster out, but it was the Spurs and there's a part of me that feels like they know what's best for them as far as their rest. Sometimes they have a lot of old players on their team just because of the sorts of guys that, you know, tend to gel with the way Popovic coaches them. If you want to do that and you have the ability to do it and still pace your team the way you want to, so be it. That's the point of the league. I understand that there's a money factor to it and everything else. And I understand the disappointment that fans feel. I've been in that boat where I've gone to games or taken my nephew to a game and somebody sitting out and it is frustrating. And I can only imagine how frustrating it is for people that only get to go to one game every few years or something like that. But it's also kind of the risk you run with a sport that relies on people's health. And so I am interested to see how it's going to work when you have guys that have stuff that they're trying to manage. The Clippers are always an interesting team like that where people have complained about the way they do stuff for years, but they also have a guy that is chronically injured. And so I'm curious to see how it will play and how it will actually look. But there's a part of me that feels like the real fix to this is just either shortening the season or lengthening the season and allowing the 82 games to be played over a longer span of time. I don't really love the idea that you're going to tell teams that they can't sit out, even multiple guys, if they want to or if they frankly feel like they need to, if there's data that's telling them that that is what would serve their team the best.
Fresh update on "sports illustrated" discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Now, because of the way, you know, everyone wants to just say Sports Illustrated is using AI. Again, never once has Sports Illustrated used AI for editorial content, for any sports stories, anything you see on SI.com that covers the world of sports. None of it. Now, some of you are going to say, I don't believe you. Some of you are going to say, who cares? What's the difference? I'm just telling you. That's what's going on. And what I want to convey is that SI has never used AI for editorial content. That's it. Don't really care about anything else. All right. Let's get to Mike Tirico, followed by train of thoughts. All right. Join me now. Happy to have him back.
Monitor Show 15:00 09-01-2023 15:00
"One of the things we so look forward to is John Wertheim of Sports Illustrated, author of many books, knows the game of tennis so well in all sports, and so we're gonna check in with him as well. You know, we're also gonna talk tennis. That's right when the weekend officially begins with that conversation. You actually are gonna talk about the U .S. Open. Yeah, we're gonna talk tennis. We'll talk tennis. Yeah, when it comes to soft landing, it's how the ball lands on the court that we care about. Ooh, hey, well done. I knew I could count on Carol and Tim. Have a great weekend. I'll meet you on Balance and Power later. Bloomberg Business Week starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Business Week. Insight from the reporters and editors who bring you America's most trusted business magazine, plus global business, finance, and tech news as it happens. Bloomberg Business Week with Carol Masser and Tim Stenebeck on Bloomberg Radio. And a very happy Friday afternoon, everybody. First day of September. This is Bloomberg Business Week. We are, wait, we're not in studio again. No, we're live from the U .S. Open. Once again, we're in Flushing Meadows, New York, and right here is Arthur Ashe Stadium. We're at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Flushing Meadows, Carol. Day two, man, and it is another busy day. It is another busy day. We're streaming on YouTube. You could be watching us there. We're Blonde Bloomberg Originals as well. I'm Tim Stenebeck, along with Carol Masser. Yeah, listen, we're looking forward to it. We are going to touch on the jobs report. We just talked with our Joe Matthew a little bit about the monthly jobs report, got it this morning. People are saying a nice Goldilocks report for the Federal Reserve. Having said that, hospitality definitely a standout, and we are definitely going to see and talk about that, the impact of what's going on here at the U .S. Open, because there is some real fine dining going on. Also, forget September. We know what's happening in September with the Fed. Do you? Do you? Yeah, Tom Keene knew. He told me. He told me this morning on Bloomberg surveillance. No offense, but we don't know what...
Fresh update on "sports illustrated" discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Hi, I'm Dr. John White, WebMD's chief medical officer and host of the Health Discovered podcast, where we bring you fascinating stories and unique perspectives like our recent episode where we break down the myths to uncover the facts of type 1 diabetes. A lot of people, very well-meaning people who cared about me just thought that it was caused by diet or can be cured by diet and exercise. Especially right after I was diagnosed, people saying, what was it that you ate? Or are you going to have to change your diet to get rid of this? There's still a lot of, you know, people see me pick up some kind of dessert and they're like, oh, should you really be eating that? Or thinking, you know, if they give sugar-free things to people, if that's helpful. Listen to Health Discovered on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. Before we get to Tarico, I'm going to do something a little different. Usually I get right into the interview, but obviously there was a story this week, big story that everyone sort of saw. I don't know if they read this story, but they saw the headlines about SI and AI and content and SI using AI. And I had a lot of tweets from people asking me if I was going to address it, telling me they wanted me to address it. I'll be honest, a hundred percent, I don't want to address this because for one reason, I sort of feel like everyone has their minds made up and whatever I say, no one's going to listen to anyway. So like, what's the point? But people want me to address it. I think some people want me to address it because they want to like hear me bash my company and that's not going to happen. So if you're expecting that, don't hold your breath. But there is some, there is some nuance to this story. So if you want to hear the nuance, I'm going to give you how I feel and tell you what the truth is. Like I said, I think most of you probably have made up your mind based on just the inflammatory headlines. But this is my take. My bosses did not tell me to say this. They didn't ask me to say this. This is just what I want to say about this. So the narrative that Sports Illustrated, SI.com website magazine, has used AI to write editorial comment is completely not true on any level whatsoever. There has never been a piece of editorial content on SI.com or Sports Illustrated written by AI. We are not using AI to write about Patrick Mahomes, the NFL playoffs, the college football player. That's not happening. From what I know, SI had some deal with some other company to do product reviews or some e-commerce stuff. Now, again, I'm going to be honest here. I know nothing about e-commerce and product reviews and any of that stuff. I write a daily column, cover media. I write about nonsense, pop culture, the lighter side of sports. And I do this podcast and appreciate you guys listening every week. I try to have a lot of fun with it all. I don't know the business side, which is a detriment because I should know more about the business side. But I don't know anything about e-commerce and any of that stuff because it has nothing to do with sports. It has nothing to do with how we cover things, has nothing to do with what we cover. It's a side thing that I guess all websites do, whatever. So what is in question is the content about the product reviews for this e-commerce stuff.
A highlight from James Harden's VS. Daryl Morey
"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the Unest app. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. The Unest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the Unest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. It's the crossover, Sports Illustrated's NBA show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your hosts, Chris Mannix and Rohan Nagraini. This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix, joined this week by Rohan Nagraini for a mini podcast. They're both powering down a little bit, the month of August, vacation, whatnot, getting ready for training camps to open in September. But we did have some news in the NBA. Some, I don't know what to call this news. Some powerful words, some powerful, a powerful statement from one James Harden, who was over on a promotional tour over in China when he said this. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. Let me say that again. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. So Rohan, putting on a shelf for a minute the interesting location of James Harden's comics, which took place in China. Playing to his crowd. Playing to his crowd. China, of course, where Darryl Maury is not the most popular figure because of an earlier tweet years ago now about Hong Kong. Putting that aside for a moment, what did you make of James Harden choosing mid -August on a promotional tour in China to reveal at least a portion of why he no longer wants to play in Philadelphia? It's pretty incredible. Chris, you've been doing this longer than I have. Every time I think we've kind of seen everything when it comes to trade requests, like we were talking earlier, like what Damian Lillard doing this summer, pretty aggressive, his agent at least kind of publicly telling the Miami Herald, I believe, like, Damian really only wants to go to Miami. That was taking on a life of its own. This is really shocking to me on so many levels, only because I think Darryl Maury is probably the biggest James Harden fan, or at least seemed to be the biggest James Harden fan left in the NBA. He's kind of been James' biggest champion over the years. That to see those two have their relationship end up here is pretty shocking to me.
Fresh update on "sports illustrated" discussed on The Big Take
"That there's been all this focus on a ceasefire is because the Americans have been saying to the Israelis, you must have a plan that makes sense going forward. You can't just say we're going to destroy them. You need to explain to us how you're going to do it. So I don't know that they've come up with a particularly appropriate plan, but we'll have to see what it takes. Domestically, politically, I think that all the leaders of everyone involved is likely to change in the coming year. It's not clear to me, as I said, that Prime Minister Netanyahu will be in power. It's not clear that to me Mahmoud Abbas will for very much longer be the president of the Palestinian Authority. It's not clear to me that Yahya Sinwar will be able to be the leader of Hamas in Gaza. And indeed, it's not clear that President will be the president in a year. When we return, more from this episode of The Big Take, a daily podcast from Bloomberg and iHeartRadio. Never miss an episode. Subscribe on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you listen. I'm Roz Matheson and this is Bloomberg. Thanks for watching. With the Bloomberg Business of Sports report, I'm Michael Barr. The Adelson family is selling two billion dollars of stock in Las Vegas Sands so they can acquire a majority stake in the NBA Dallas Mavericks Mark from Cuban. Cuban is said to continue to own a part of the team. According to The Athletic, the purchase puts the franchise's total valuation at 3 .5 billion dollars. Sports Illustrated is under fire the in age of artificial intelligence. The website Futurism reported that SI used articles with authors who apparently don't exist with photos generated by AI. The magazine denied the claims that some articles themselves were AI assisted but has cut ties with a vendor it hired to produce the articles. The U .S. team of international sailing competition SailGP is said to have been acquired by investors in the sport's biggest team deal to date. The deal reportedly surpasses the 40 million dollar valuation for the British sailing team earlier this year. With the Bloomberg Business of Sports report, I'm Michael Mark. Whether you're an interactive brokers pays up to four point eight three percent on instantly available USD cash balances in your brokerage account. How much interest can your broker pay? Interactive brokers conservative and prudent risk management uniquely positions them to pay up to four point eight three percent on uninvested instantly available USD cash balances in your brokerage account. The best informed investors choose interactive brokers rates subject to change. Visit ibkr .com checking in. This is not just a flu shot appointment at Walgreens. You want both the flu and COVID -19 vaccines while you're here? This picking up a little fuel to schedule your appointment online or stop by a pharmacy today. This is wellness made easy. Walgreens Vaccines subject to availability. State The world is more complex than ever. But that complexity pushes me to look at the bigger picture. I'm Emily Chang and I cover tech culture innovation and the future of business for Bloomberg. At Bloomberg, reporters like me dig into the context of a story so you
A highlight from Part 1: USAs World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and The OC 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons
"Coming up, an unexpected two -part podcast cameo from me. It's next. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where we turned over Sean Fennesey and Amanda Dobbins' big picture feed to Brian Raftery. It's a narrative podcast called, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. You can find it on the big picture starting on Tuesday. And it is an idea I'm really excited about because it came from a class that I did as a senior in college in 1992. Me and my friend Horgs talked a movies professor into doing a special Vietnam War movies class where we watched basically every Vietnam War movie that had been made up to 1992 and then tried to write a big picture term paper about it. And the thing that was really fascinating about that class and something that stuck with me was just that whole concept of Hollywood reinventing the entire Vietnam experience under the premise of, Did We Get to Win This Time? So we got Brian involved and he turned the idea into an awesome, awesome podcast. I even went and dug up the term paper that I wrote 31 years ago. I thought it was gonna be horrendous. It wasn't bad. I was kind of proud of myself, retroactively 31 years later. Anyway, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. It is gonna be in the big picture podcast starting on Tuesday. So that's one piece of business. Second, new rewatchables on Monday night. It is the 300th movie that we've done. It's a special one. We're doing National Lampoon's Vacation. It was time. Meet Chris Ryan, Van Lathan. Yeah, and Van was pushing for it because we wanted to do Christmas Vacation during the holidays and you can't do Christmas Vacation. If we do National Lampoon's Vacation, super fun. Can't wait for you to listen to it. And we'll be running the video at some point on the YouTube channel, youtube .com slash Bill Simmons, where we put up a whole bunch of rewatchables podcasts in case you missed it. Boogie Nights is up there now. Goodfellas, Independence Day, just a slew of them. So if you're bored and you wanna throw on some rewatchables and watch us make fun of each other, there you go. Last but not least, I don't wanna say this is the most important, but it's certainly the thing I spent the most time on. Our documentary that we did about the G League with Religion of Sports and Ringer Films, we combined, and it is premiering on Tuesday, August 8th. It is called Destination NBA, A G League Odyssey. It's really good. We immersed ourselves into the G League season. We followed Scoot Henderson, Gabe York, Ryan Terrell, Mason Jones, and Denzel Valentine. And the big question was, what is this world like? What's it like to be in the G League? And I am really proud of where we landed with it. And we even have, much later in this podcast, Gabe York is gonna come on. He's one of the five that we followed, and he's gonna tell us what it's like as you're holding on to your dream in your late 20s. We try not to spoil the doc too much with Gabe, but I really liked him. He's probably the guy that jumps out of the doc in the most sympathetic way. So look forward for you to watch it. It is prime video, Tuesday, August 8th, Destination NBA. A G League Odyssey. You love basketball, just watch it, it's good. So there you go. This is gonna be part one of a two -part podcast. Gabe is coming up later. My daughter Zoe Simmons is coming up later because we did a whole bunch of OC stuff on the Prestige TV podcast. I was even on two of the episodes. But I ended up watching season one of the OC. And my daughter was watching with us and loved the show. And she was born a year and a half after it premiered. So me and her broke down season one from the perspective of what is it like when somebody 18 watches the OC, a show that is now two decades old. The anniversary was actually August 6th. And what she liked, what she didn't like, what people aren't doing anymore for her kind of audience. And we just dove into it. So that is much later. First, coming out of the gate, I'm gonna open a six -pack because we have a lot to discuss over the past three weeks, all the stuff I missed. So that's gonna be part one. And then part two, which is gonna go up later on Sunday night, me and Rossello doing this evergreen idea that we've always wanted to do. And this seemed like the perfect time because nothing's happening in basketball. So that's gonna be part two later tonight. Part one coming up. First, our friends from ProJax. What's up? All right, I'm taping this. It is Sunday afternoon Pacific time. And I'm gonna open a six -pack. There's a bunch of stories in sports and culture that happened over the last three weeks. I was just writing stuff down, things that would have been fun for podcast segments. I was just like, man, I wish I could have given my thoughts on that. Just gonna rip through them. So I have six and then maybe a couple bonus ones at the end. The first one, the biggest one, was the US women's soccer team, which lost today in penalty kicks to Sweden, scored zero goals in the last two games, scored one goal in the last three games, and that was off a corner kick. You could feel from the beginning that something was off with this team. It was all the ways. You knew in a checklist of what are the red flags? There were just red flags galore. And the only person who was really calling it out in time over and over again was Carli Lloyd, who was doing the Fox studio show. And she was the one person in the horror movie who knows the house is haunted. And everyone's like, shut up. You're not being patriotic. You just wish you were still on the team. She was right. She was right from the get -go. This team, you could see it before the Vietnam game when it was like, look at the new Nike suits. Look at these new suits. And they're all like styling as they head into the locker room. And they're running commercials. And every player has a commercial. There's players who've never done anything of that commercials. And the vibe was just off. They only beat Vietnam three -nothing in a bracket where goal differential was gonna be super -duper important. And that was a huge red flag. And we did the usual thing that we've been doing since 2019, 2015 of, oh, well, they almost scored a bunch of times. Oh, well, if that had gone in or some bad luck. There was just an arrogance to this team. Like they were carrying themselves like the defending champs, the same way like the Denver Nuggets would go into next NBA season. Like we're the champs. I was like, yeah, you are the champs because the season just happened. The World Cup happened four years ago. Everyone's four years older or wasn't on the team. And you could see they wanted to build the team instead of around the identity of, here are these new up and coming awesome stars that are gonna be in your life. They were really latching on to Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Alex Morgan's 34, Megan Rapinoe's 37. I think one of the differences between the discourse with women's sports and men's sports is that in men's sports, we grasp for angles. And if somebody is disappointing in some way, we really go nuts. Like think of how James Harden's been treated over the last 12 years. So he's one of the 35 best players ever and has taken just an incredible amount of shit. Oh my God, the playoffs, look at his game log. Oh, he choked again. Alex Morgan, who scored twice in her first two games in the World Cup in 2011, she scored once in 2015 in seven games. She scored six times in 2019, five against Thailand in a game that was 13 to nothing, one in the other six, and then scored nothing in the four games this time around. If you take away that Thailand game, she has scored two goals in the last 17 World Cup games. This is the striker. This is the one who's supposed to be the most dangerous player in the field, who's supposed to produce goals. And she hasn't produced goals since the mid 2010s on the national level. And yet it's Alex Morgan. She was supposed to be the next one. We got to keep propping her up and pretending she's a superstar. She's not a superstar. She's really honestly never been a superstar. She certainly hasn't been as impactful as somebody like Abby Wambach was. So you have the team built around her. She's got to play. They play her the entire game, game two, the entire game, game three. She plays like 95 minutes in this game today, and they don't score goals. And the announcers just won't talk about it. It's like being on an AYSO team that your kid's on, and the coach is playing somebody at striker, and everyone's like, why don't they play Sally at striker instead of the coach's daughter? It's like, oh, you know, the coach's daughter. She's got to play there. So you have that, and then you have Rapinoe, who's 37 years old, who's just, unfortunately, great career, legendary, true legend, huge big time player. And when you hit your late 30s in soccer, it's a wrap. She looked like Yudana Rapinoe, not big Rapinoe, and comes out for the last 25 minutes of this game and can't do anything, and then misses the penalty kick. That's the thing. If you're beholden to past performance, you can't expect to succeed in the moment. And I did feel like, what were this team's strengths? Speed. They had Sophia Smith, who really was bad the last three games on the left wing. Like, she just, she couldn't even connect passes. Trinity Rodman, who's a beast. Lynn Williams, who's super fast and athletic and had some really nice moments the last two games. And then Alyssa Thompson, who's the prodigy, who's the, you know, potential tiger or LeBron of this team. 18 years old, best high school player I've ever had. They won't even throw her out there. But this was not a team that could connect passes. They weren't, like, especially creative. The coaching was just bizarre, and we'll never see that guy again. But it was like, the one thing they did have was speed, especially the forwards, and they just threw that away. And Alex, you know, couldn't do anything. So now they're out. It's the most disappointing finish of the last 25 years for the women's team. And it reminds me in a lot of ways that 2004 Olympic basketball team that we had, the USA team. And I tweeted this, I think after the second game, because that was a team that was between eras, like this one was, where all the best players on that 2014, the ones in their primes, weren't that good, except for Duncan. And Duncan was completely banged up. He'd played so many NBA games the last couple of years. I think his knee was hurt. But, you know, it was Iverson and Marbury. The talent, it just was a between eras. And you had guys on the bench, like LeBron and Carmelo and Wade, who were four years away. Kobe wasn't on the team. And it just felt generationally, like we caught that team in the wrong time. The style was wrong. And we learned all these lessons and we moved on. 2008, we win. There's a documentary about it. But this team felt like it was between eras. The Alex Morgan, Rapinoe era, which was basically done. And then you have this era coming up with Rodman and Sophia Smith and Alyssa. And, you know, it's just four years from now, we'll probably be fine. But they need to re -imagine this. And I think if you're gonna learn any lesson from this, it doesn't matter what happened four years ago. It's the World Cup. It matters what's happening now. So that's one thing. Second thing. So Jaylen Brown gets this huge contract, $304 million. Some people seem surprised that it was that much money. Chris Ryan even took a shot at it when we did our library watchables. Hurt my feelings a tiny bit. Mainly because I didn't really have a comeback. Rosella did something on his podcast about how this actually makes sense. This amount of money, when you think of how the salary cap has climbed just since 2015, and it's gonna keep climbing. And there's this world you can go into where you think about just how much everything is gonna cost in the NBA four or five years from now, that Jaylen Brown at $70 million isn't actually gonna be that intimidating. The same way we feel about Tobias Harris for $40 million now, or Klay Thompson, $40 million now. Yeah, you don't really wanna pay $40 million for Klay Thompson, but you can survive it. And I think that's gonna be where the Celtics land with Jaylen. Here's why they had to do it. They're the favorites on FanDuel right now. They're plus 470. The thing that made them the most special and has made them the most special for the last five, six years is the Jaylen Brown -Jason Tatum combo. They've been incredibly successful. The team itself has made five conference finals in the last seven years. They came super close to making the finals last year. I have now gone into the what if zone with that Celtics team where what if Tatum doesn't hurt his ankle on the first play? Do we beat Miami? They were close is the point. And when you're that close, you can't fuck around. This is not Bradley Beal resigning with Washington for 50 million a year when everybody knows you can't get past the eight seed with Bradley Beal. This is different. You're trying to win a title. You're trying to keep all your optionality open. The thing that's a little scary about it, nobody seems to totally know if he wants to be in Boston. This is something we've discussed on this pod. It's been floating out there. The fact that he wasn't happy about landing in the Kevin Durant trade rumors a couple years ago. And just in general, where the league is now, where as Woj called it, the transfer portal, where people get their contract first and then they decide what they want to do. And I think for the Celtics, they know they bought themselves a year with Jalen and they are still one of the favorites to win the title. And a lot of it's going to depend on health and Porzingis. You could also, I don't want to make the case, but you might be able to make the case that Brown had a fucked up hand last year. Cause he did. Cause he sliced his hand open. It was bleeding even during the Philly series. And maybe that was why his ball handling went sideways. Listen, you got to do the contract. It just breaks your brain. I remember a million years ago, Sports Illustrated and Inside Sports say every year they would have like a salary issue. And they would talk about these guys are making $1 million a year. And it seemed like so much money. And now where we're heading with the money, plus the NBA is the meteorites deal. The moment any of these guys becomes unhappy, what do you do? Because you're paying Jalen, let's say you're paying him 55 million a year. Plus he is the trade kicker, which the team has to pay. Right? So if he decides after a year, you know what? I'm tired of being the scapegoat. Everybody loves Jason. I'm like the middle brother of this team. I want my own team. I want to go to Houston or Atlanta. You got to trade me. What are the Celtics going to do? On top of who would want out, you don't have a lot of options and you turn into what the situation Portland's in with Deem. And then on top of it, it's so much money. It's impossible to get any sort of a fair trade for the guy. So they had to do it. And optionality the that comes out of it is frightening. I remember in the early 2000s, when the first time the contracts kind of went nuts and you would see that people get signing like six -year, $100 million deals, seven -year, $110 million deals. And the Celtics really, really stupidly traded for Vin Baker. One of the worst trades of the last 30 years for Boston Sports. A trade so bad, you knew it instantaneously. And I wrote a piece that you can probably find somewhere in the ESPN archives about it, where I compared it to the end of Thelma Louise when Harvey Keitel is running toward the cliff trying to stop the car from going off the cliff. That's how I thought about the Vin Baker trade when it happened. Then it happens and you just had this salary albatross. It's a salary cap league. And you're like, wow, we just threw away 20 % of our salary cap on this trade. There's going to be a couple of those that are just franchise killers. And whether that leads to them bringing back the amnesty clause, who knows? I wish, I've made this, I've had this idea before. I wish that they had a rule in there that if you drafted a guy, every year that he stays in the team, you get rewarded in some way from a salary cap luxury tax type thing, right? So Jaylen was 2016 draft, this would be his eighth year. Maybe like after the seventh year, because that's usually like the third contract. The guy stays in the team, maybe each year after that, he doesn't count for 2 % of the luxury tax, up to like 30%, something like that. The point is the Warriors should be rewarded for keeping Draymond and Klay and Curry from a tax standpoint, that they were that smart to draft those guys, keep those guys together. They should be incentivized, the players, to want to stay with them because there's some luxury tax stuff that the team gets. And the team should want to be incentivized to take care of those guys because it's also beneficial to them. I just wish they figured out some version of that rule. Anyway, Jaylen was always signing for $304 million. Talk to me in a year, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Next thing, I missed the running back pity party. This was crazy. The running backs all got together and they were really upset about how much money they made. And I don't know what to tell you. There's too many running backs and not enough running back spots. And I don't know if you're trying to build a responsible salary cap team in a collectively bargained era, why would you spend $30 million over two years on a running back unless the running back was awesome? Nobody even wants to spend more than $11 million on running back. So I knew that this was crazy when Damien Harris, who was on the Patriots, who I thought was really good. He's maybe not an elite running back, but a good running back, right? Somebody that if he had been on the Chiefs, he easily could have started for the Chiefs. And he signed with the Bills for like one year, 2 million. And when that happened, combined with Pacheco on the Chiefs' seventh round pick, they won the Super Bowl with him. It's just, this position's devalued. I work on this player, I've been actually working on it the last couple of weeks where I try to rank the players for blue chippers, red chippers, pink chippers, honorable mention, and have this whole point system. And so quarterbacks, Mahomes, who's the alpha of that position, he's worth 10 points. And you could even see this in the point spread. If Mahomes gets hurt, the Chiefs are 10 points, nine points, whatever, less than what they would be as a favorite. They'd switch to an underdog. And you go on down the line. Jalen Hurts, I had him as an eight. I had Joe Burrow as a nine. And you go on, you keep going down, and it's like, Geno Smith's probably a two. But then you look at some of the other positions and you have to value them the same way the salary cap values them and teams value them. Guards, they aren't worth that much. Running backs, sorry, they're not worth that much. My top running back was three points because ultimately running backs don't really matter that much. In the last like five, six years, I would say Derrick Henry was the only running back that you could definitively say, this guy almost won the Super Bowl. Like he was that good. Other than that, you know, it's plug and play, quarterbacks, it's receivers. It's much harder to find the number one receiver. Every team needs one. It's much more tangible if you don't have the number one receiver. And it's much easier to just kind of scrap together the running back position. And yet people went nuts about this. We ironically had this in the NBA with centers. You know, Vucevic, who's a really good offensive player, he signed for 60 million for three years, 20 million a year. And Jaylen Brown's going to make $52 million a year. Is Jaylen Brown two and a half times better than Vucevic? No, it's just, he plays a way more important position. You can only play one center at a time. You can patch together the center position. You could have like Isaiah Hartenstein for $8 million. You could, you know, get Robert Williams for 16. You don't need to spend what Phoenix did on Eaton where they're paying $8 and $30 million a year at center. And you don't really need to do that. You kind of feel obligated if you don't want to lose the asset. But I think the NBA is going to go this way eventually where unless it is Jokic or Embiid, the center or Bam Adebayo, it's a bonus. You could argue that was already an overpay. They gave him a huge extension. The Lakers just gave Anthony Davis $60 million a year as an extension. I would argue that's a little frightening. I feel like you could patch together the center position. What really matters in basketball is having the creator. And this was the argument five years ago with Luka versus Eaton for the number one pick. And I made this argument. It was like, go look at who wins the NBA title every year. It's always the people who have the creator. There's somebody who's on the perimeter of the ball in their hands. Even Jokic, who wins the title this year, he was a creator. He's not a typical center, right? He's basically their point guard on offense who could post up. So this happened in the NBA. Nobody went nuts. And this is happening in football. And is this where football is. If you want to make the most amount of money playing in the NFL, I don't know why you would be a running back. I would be a cornerback. I would be a wide receiver. I'd be an edge rusher. But if you're a running back, you know your shelf life's probably like five, six years. You know the money is not totally gonna be there. Now they're in this, like you have people like JK Dobbins, like, I might hold out. It's like, really? You didn't barely even play in the field. Barkley said he was gonna hold out. And then, you know, probably looked at it. And the money for Barkley is like 10, 11 million. That's unfortunately the market. So you can't fix this. They collectively bargained it. And until we get to the next CBA, I don't know how you fix it. I thought it was really weird. It felt like people had nothing to talk about. And it was like, ah, let's feel bad for running backs. All right, let's take a break. And then I'm gonna finish the rest of the six pack. All right, picking up on the six pack. We're gonna talk a little more football. I talked about the running back pity party. This is a different kind of party. The Jets optimism, which has just been stunning to me over the course of July. I have Jets fans in my life. These are people that usually have no hope and are very reminiscent of the pre -2004 Red Sox fans, just assuming the worst at all times. Why does God hate us? All that stuff. And now they have this crazy optimism based on the fact that they brought in Aaron Rodgers, who I did not think was very good last year, just throwing that out there. I wouldn't say he was bad, but for Rodgers, he was bad. I mean, we thought Rodgers was, he was the reigning MVP and we thought he was still one of the five or six most impactful players in the league. And I don't wanna read stats to you for the next six minutes, but deep balls, he was bad. Turnovers, he was bad. Leadership, he was bad. And the case for Rodgers coming back would be, well, he's gonna be rejuvenated. The Jets, New York City. This is his team. He got away from Green Bay. He's got Hackett back. I get it, but he's also at an age where we've really only seen Tom Brady succeed at a high, high level at the age that Rodgers is at. I was trying to figure it out. I have my QB ratings and I had, you know, the top tier is Mahomes and Burrow and Allen and Herbert and Hertz. Those have to be the top five. Then it drops off and it's Lamar Jackson and Lawrence. And then Rodgers, probably a hair underneath him with a chance to play himself up with those guys. But from what we saw last year, I'm not ready to put him there. So he's the 10th best quarterback in the league, probably. 10th or ninth best quarterback in the league, probably. Well, they have no offensive line. And I don't understand why people keep glossing over this where it's like, hey, Rodgers and Garrett Wilson, he's one of the best receivers in the league and Breece Hall's going to come back and the defense is really good. And it's like, yeah, the offensive line is terrible. Beckton and Dwayne Brown, sure tackles again. And then you have Robert Salah as the coach, who I cannot say I thought that Jets were crisply coached last year. Whatever he was doing with Zach Wilson was insane. No idea if that guy's even a decent coach. So I'm already worried about your offensive line, the age of your quarterback, and the competency of your coach. And that's before we get into the hard knocks curse, because for some reason they're doing hard knocks, the incredible Super Bowl hype already. And then we have the schedule, which is the AFC East has just got screwed by the schedules this year. The Jets, just for quarterbacks in 17 games, they got to play Josh Allen twice, they got to play Mahomes, Herbert, Hertz, Dak Prescott, and Deshaun Watson. And then they also have to play Miami twice. We'll see what we get out of two this year. And then a really good Pats defense. And then Denver, who knows, they might be rejuvenated. So Danny Dimes, they have to play him. It is a brutal schedule, so you have that. And then on top of everything else, you're the Jets. I was there with the Red Sox before 2004, and this is probably just as bad, where you just think the worst possible things can happen is all the time. You're not allowed to have optimism when you're Jets fans. You can be cautiously optimistic. There was an entire Curb Your Enthusiasm episode once, season 10, episode seven, about being a Jets fan. And it was called, I think, the ugly section. Nick Kroll was the maitre d'. And part of the episode was about, he would put these people in different sections of the restaurant, depending on how attractive they were. But there was this other plot, Larry's buddy who loved the Jets, kills himself. And Larry becomes convinced it was because of the Jets, that the Jets killed his friend. This was only a couple of years ago. So now they get Aaron Rodgers, and everything's good. And they're gonna win the Super Bowl. I don't see it, guys. I don't wanna step on my football stuff too much, but I'd be shocked. And Lombardi points out the defense that everybody's ready to compare to the 85 Bears. Lombardi said they had two turnovers over the last eight games last season. So that means something too. I am dubious, to say the least. If you're gonna tell me a tortured franchise actually turns it around this year, I want a tortured franchise that doesn't have expectations. Because the Lions are another one. Everybody's ready to put them in the Super Bowl or close. And the only case for them is just pretty explosive offense. They couldn't stop anybody last year. And the NFC is terrible. But that's another one where is that a fan base that should be super excited and have a ton of hype? The one that's kind of lurking that fits in this group is the Browns. Because the Browns are actually super talented. They're in a winnable division. Burroughs already hurt. And I think they're four to one to win the AFC North on FanDuel, something like that. Their over -under is, I think it climbed up.
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"You get reconnected and it works out. And then we have that. We will take a break. More to come two hours and change remaining. What's it like to be one of the most sought after basketball players in the nation? Say hello to Billy Preston. You turn into a star damn near. Preston. We want Billy, we want Billy. Until somebody had caught the NCAA anonymously. The federal probe has turned up widespread fraud and corruption in college basketball. Listen to the bag game from 30 for 30 podcasts. We all got mud on us, man. All of us. Saturday May 6th. The UFC returns to Newark. This is crowd go nuts. Bantamweight champ Al Jemaine Sterling looks to defend his strap. Sterling monumental win tonight. Against the former two division king, Henry cejudo, making his long awaited return to the octagon. And you believe it. Don't miss UFC two 88 Sterling versus, only on ESPN+. You were listening to the Paul fine bomb show podcast. Hey, we're back. Peggy is in on the next one. Hey, Peggy. Yeah, it's still cold down here and seeing the sea about you after. It's cold. Yes, it's just a little abnormal. That little bit of a fire going. I just want to tell you something. I worked on they just shout out to Leicester. From Alabama, national shows are made in Friday at the exit here that refugees and wages got to talking. I had a taste to say shirt on and he gave me about my hat and he said like every time you get on, but I thought you know. What was he suggesting? Telling you he didn't like your shirt. UK. Oh, okay. You taste your dog. And so, you know, each time he's from Mexico, and we got talking music and I went, oh my gosh, you know, is telling me they have that recording studio, you know, I went down my gut almond bathroom center and all that and I said, but the sound record of album art and he said well, you know, he's probably died in my sense. I don't know if that well, he's probably down 50 a little bit out of the sun. Anyway. So we really just had to snobs conversation and I remember the day when the words were just having talking to somebody from Alabama was just weird and do you know do not so I said, you're from Alabama. I'm sure you grew up and are you listening to profound and he's just like, oh, yeah, that's my guy. You guys, oh, I love. So we talked about that and I talked about how I learned about the iron bow and got us a bit you know after during that I have just because I wanted to not be more than just saying I'm confused because of you, Paolo. I went and researched and found things out. I found out about the beginning of UT and about knife and hardy. And. He's going to play with these name and you know the Indian that was our quarterback. I think he might have been going to husband. I need an end of that step because of you. I educated myself and I've developed this love for the SHC. And I had the best time sitting and talking with Lester from south Alabama and so I told him I'd give him a show there. And I just want to thank you so much. It's just so enjoyable. We are doing things in friendships and we're glad we could help. From Peggy to Emily up next to hello, Emily. Hi. Hi there. Hey, what do you think about me? Yeah, Mike, I think Joe Milton has a chance to have a very big season. What do you think? Well, I went to the orange a lot game and he looked good. Well, there's a reason for that. I think he's got a lot of talent. It hasn't always shown it, but I think it's now developed, and I think Tennessee's in for a big year. Chris is in New York. Hey, Chris. Hey, how you doing? Okay. You want to talk jets football or what? Not really? No. Oh, well, you know what? Let's talk some Tennessee that are texted. I think arch man and sucks. Why do you say that, Chris? I think he's a bump. He's not going to beat him. The guys, the guys from New York, thought he was calling and one of these fan radio in New York, everybody's a bum. Aaron Rodgers. He's a bum, march Manning. He's a bum. Call them. Call mad dog. He's on for four hours a day. Just call him doggie. Do we need that on the show? No. Do we need young people being called bombs before they even play it down? That's what Griffiths for. We don't need callers doing that. Paul is up next in Georgia. Hey, Paul. Hey, Paul, how are you doing today? We are doing great. Thank you. I just wanted to call and say, love your show. Thank you. And also big NCC fan from Georgia's first national championship and we just love the SEC. And we love to pull against them and we love to pull for them. And we love the job that you're doing with radio show. Well, that means a great
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"Continue with more phone calls. And Dan is in Memphis, a hello, Dan. Hey, Paul. Man, I appreciate your show very much. You give as much attention to the first caller as you do the last call of the day and I mean it. Thank you. Hey, I just want to talk a little coaching and just the SEC coaches and kind of the secret sauce in the formula. Nobody expected high pool to be such a brilliant coach. And I'm curious as to what his what makes him that good. I mean, I think obviously he was the coach behind the coach at Central Florida. He was, it would be my guess. And then you've got, you know, you've got other go ahead, I'm sorry. Dan, I'll tell you what I think it is. And this is anecdotal coming from former players and current players is that he is a regular guy, and that's hard for a coach to be. Who do we talk to? I'm trying to remember who the player fucking, yeah. Told me, I don't know if this was off the air on the air, probably both, that he is that everyone is, he's so relatable. And now, I mean, he's 20 years older than the players, that is not unusual to have a coach, a young coach. But he just is low key. He doesn't practice hard. He's not your hard boiled coach from yesteryear, where the Bryant mold where they would work you to death. And the players have adapted to him and they just like playing for him. So I think that that has helped him immensely. Other than that, I think he has a genius mind when it comes to offensive play calling. Right. I agree. The other thing I was just going to say is so often, you know, so you try to repeat, you know, hiring an assistant like Georgia, Georgia's head coach, from Alabama. You try to repeat that and maybe that's what Florida did. And they get what they got and sometimes it works. Maybe spent long or he had longer runway and but now if you compare the Florida coach to the LSU coach and it's almost like you've got an adult and a kid and then you wonder if, you know, I've heard this on your program that maybe spurrier and some of that group got in got involved in maybe a quick hire at Florida and maybe it wasn't thought through quite enough. And I'm not judging the Florida coach. I think it's too early, but Danny, to me, if you were looking at a coach, looking for a coach two and a half years ago when a year and a half ago, whenever it was, Napier would have been on your list. Think about we'll spend when things really quiet down. I want to do the show one day. To go back 8, 9, ten years. And B, I was in Memphis a couple of weeks ago, where you are. And we were talking, I was speaking to a club there, and we were talking about Memphis, the university of Memphis. And Justin swante was the coach there, what 9, ten years ago, he was the hottest coach in the country. Every morning he did. Yeah, they went to Virginia tech flamed out. Napier, one of the hot coaches where so I mean, I think one of the great hires I ever thought saw was Scott frost at Nebraska, and it was a total bus. So you don't know. And it's easy to, it's easy to criticize now, and I'm sure I'll be doing it down the road, but Napier, there were a lot of LA shoe fans who were angry that Scott Woodward did not hire Napier over Brian Kelly. Okay. Okay. Now, by the way, Dan, having said all that, I think it's been a bus so far, okay? I don't mean to sugarcoat it. No. And I'm not saying that I'm not saying that Napier is not going to be a great coach, but it just, you know, comparing him to the LSU coach. It seems like such a contrast right now. But LSU coach is 60 years old. And so hey, real quick, one day I'll call you back and talk to you about the days of Hugh freeze here in Memphis and some of the personalities, Sean chewie, even others that died that I got the front row seat on back during. I don't know if we can have that conversation on the air. Jimmy Sexton and all those guys. Yeah, I mean, it's funny when I was there recently. It was three weeks ago today. Where did he coach at briarcrest? What's the name of that school? Yeah, briarcrest. Coach girls basketball and boys football. Right, I mean, yeah, one of the guys I was with had a had a child at that school. So there were some great stories about you freeze a briar crust. He played the last thing. He's a lightning rod. People either loved him and adored him or they didn't trust him. And that was either or. Let's have this conversation off the air first, and then we'll decide whether we can talk about it on the air. Personally like him. I did like him. Thank you. No, I do too. I've always liked you. And I think auburn hired a gym in him because being in Alabama over the weekend. He completely changed the culture without having coached a game. We'll take a break, more to come right after this.
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"Taters and Georgia and you are on the air hello. Hey, Paul. Hey, good afternoon to you. Hey, good afternoon to you. Hi, man. I just basically want to call you and tell you, thank you so much for your show. I really enjoy it. I am a Gump buddy of mine that we sit here and watch it every day. We'll see who gets worse off, layer your legs and his direct more that day. And Jim, he needs to be on medication. I'm so pleased to hear that you watch and I agree with you on Jim and I'll kick in some of my Medicare to help pay for the Bill. You may tell you how much we really enjoy your show. Thank you very much. You be well, you guys, you guys have a great day. We still have about 6 minutes, about ten minutes left in the polling. It could change, probably won't, but Kat Denny remains a little bit under a 10% lead in what many political pundits are calling the upset of the century. We'll talk to the winner of the poll a cadet likely winner in a few minutes right now. We'll see if legend has anything to say. Legend is up next. Legend coming to the podium. Let it play in the cloud journey.
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"Congratulations. Congratulations cat daddy. Bye bye. Bye bye. Squirrel is up next. You two 5 more than. Hey, by the way, you think anybody has ever been misquoted that spoke to Jim? Oh my goodness, never. And, you know, I was just sitting here thinking, I wish I could match. You and Jim's passion for the show. You know, that's where I'm lacking. I've got to develop more passion. You do. And I'm going to work on that for 2023. But it was great for Jeff, not to mention Tim Brando or Danny Sheridan. That was an absolute miss on his part. I just can't wait for that, she would drop. But you know, to illustrate how quickly to the listeners out there, how things could change on the show. You literally stopped the program a little over a year ago to thank Jeff for personally saving your sanity during COVID. Do you remember that? Oh, yeah. And look at you on there. Y'all are like cats and dogs. But it can change back around. You and the M could be BFS next month. But AC's calls always suck. Except for the end when he says holla. I kind of like that for some reason. I hope he stays with it. Is he one of your favorite collars now? No. Our Canadian friend. And I say Kathy got my gift. That I've seen her lately. I really appreciate it. But you know, legend needed humbly. If there's one guy that needed humbling in that bracket, my guy got humbled, I think, today. And he's going to come in and he's going to be in contrite. He's going to, I mean, he's going to be a good loser, I believe. I mean, he's not going to just look at it. He is under 10%, but time is running out. He only has 20 more minutes. He needs to buy some votes right now to win this thing. I voted three times for cat daddy. I'm not going to tell you how I did it, but I was able to vote three times when that's true. But you know, the legend had a taking the time to play and I'm not talking legend, like I said, he's my buddy man. If he had taken the time to play T Bo when he was a kid, he would have learned that you don't count your victories before they before they happen. So again, like I said, the young man got a lesson today and he needed it. Thanks for taking my call aloha. AJ is up next. Let's get ready to rumble. And this corner pole. We have it standing at 6 foot 9, 317 pounds at a South Carolina. Jack, close, bigger than a rhino's toes, but I'm blind dripping off of them. If the cat that
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"Welcome back here. Jim is up next. Oh, congrats to cat daddy. I can tell you right now. You've got your finger on the pulse. You had the hardest schedule of anybody in the history of the show and you ran through everybody, including me like Queen cheese. You get your finger on the parts congratulations, cat daddy, all time champion. Gotta be the Hall of Fame. And I got something else for you to find, mom. Yes, we know that you told Jeff my boy. My boy, Jeff, you said, everybody hates him. That's not true. You hate him. You hate him just like you hate me. But I'm gonna tell you now. Wait a second. Mike ray told me to not you went to ESPN. He said, I'm not surprised, Jim, everybody hates fans that lives in Alabama that I know. That's what he told me. That's what my pointer told me. 8 years ago. You guys remember I didn't tell you, I'm telling you now. Well, Jim, first of all, I can't comment on what Friends of mine say about me. I don't care whether you comment or not. I'm telling you a fact. Well, it's a pure fact. Okay, well, Jim, so I guess I don't need to be flipping here, but so what? What difference does it make what he said about me? So what did you lie about? You say hey, too. I'm not lying about that. He told me. Let's talk about let's talk about this intelligently for a second. So I left almost ten years ago. I agree. I remember. And a guy that I used to work with told you privately, I call him after you and I talked that night. By the way, Jim, just for the record, he has since told me that he did not tell you that. He's communicated that to me. But it doesn't matter. Now he's lying. Jim, the last thing, the last thing in the world. You watch a lot of and the people are attacking Trump. You really are. Okay. I'm telling you, Michael
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"Wasn't there some guy named wade that was a little corrupt that LSU? I don't remember him. Then what did you remember that Paul? I do not. You don't? No. Hey, Paul, if you notice. And if you notice there's a white leaf. I don't think he's done well since then. Right. Have you noticed in the last week or two? How many callers on a regular basis are calling in and critiquing and ripping on these analysts you're having on the program, if you notice that? I haven't noticed that. No, tell us about it. Yeah, you have. You have, but you don't, you don't run them out like you run me out because you know it's true. But you just know, I'm the guy that you can play with your base and run me down, but that's okay. Hey, Paul, why calls? Hey, hey, Jeff. I don't know if you know this or not, but I'm not a congressman. I'm not running for election every reelection every two years. I mean, this job is, we don't have to pander like some of you folks up north. But you like that when you hang up on me and hit the button and then you like the tell how much I'm hated to your base. I know it. Hi Jeff. Do you know the reason why I say that? Because you're playing to your basement. Did you know you'll get that? Because Jeff, the audience genuinely hates you. That's cool. I love it. To be honest with you, that means I'm doing my job. That means I'm doing my job. I mean, they don't hate you a little bit. They hate you a lot. They hate you like poison. That's even better yet. That's even better yet. I'm glad you like it. Hey, Paul. Do you think we'll ever get to the point where we'll have a Tsar of college football and all these conferences and teams will be on the same page. Do you think that'll never count that as possible right now? I don't either. I mean, hell, the SEC can't even agree on in conference how many games they want to play. Yeah, but they will just 7 weeks away from that happening. But Jeff, the difference between the SEC and the Big Ten is the SEC has a commissioner that has been in this job since 2015, who's committed to furthering the SEC's cause. You guys have a commissioner that left after two weeks to become the president of the Chicago Bears. Why are you bringing that up? I'm not even, I'm not even trying to compare. I was just trying to, I mean, the only the only two conferences that could settle the issue that you're talking about are the SEC and the Big Ten. If the commissioners of those two conferences got together and said, this is the way we want to do it, it would be done. I agree. But Paul, how are you going to get over the fundamental? This is one thing all these so called experts don't even bring up. The way colleges obtain talent is what through what? Recruiting, right? Right. Okay, and recruiting, it's about competition. The NFL, the NBA, NHL, they have a draft. That's organized by the league. How are you going to get beyond how are you going to get beyond competition and nobody trusting each other if you don't get rid of recruiting? I mean, it starts right there. That's where nobody trusts each other. Hell you just had that loud mouth and Louisiana talking about corruption and recruiting. I mean, that's the base of all the problems, isn't it? It is. Jeff, thanks for the call. Appreciate it. We come back. We'll give you an update on the caller bracket, cat daddy, about to be crowned the champion.
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"Much more high profile. There's been a lot of focus on it. TV networks have made a killing off of college football and they will continue to do that. You have a very motivated owner which the Padres do, which the Phillies do, which the Yankees do, you spend. I think sports may be driving some of these streaming services as they go forward. There's a shelf life to be in an athlete. You have to figure out what the pivot's going to be. Bloomberg, business of sports. From Bloomberg radio. This is the Bloomberg business of sports show where we explore the big money issues in the world of sports. I'm scarlet fu. And I'm Damien sazo. Michael Barr will be back next week, but we've got the pleasure of having Bloomberg sports contributor Dan Schwartzman with us. Hey Dan, great to see you. It's great to be your big shoes to fill sitting in for Michael Barr. Let me get a Barry White recording and substitute that for myself. Okay, so in time that will come. And of course, Dan will be a big part of our conversations in a bit, but right now it is early March and march is women's history month. So we wanted to kick off the month with a show that would really focus on powerful women in sports. That's right, Scarlett, coming up on the show, we're gonna be speaking with Carolyn Kindle. She is president and CEO of the newest expansion soccer club in the MLS, St. Louis city SC. Her team builds itself as the first majority female owned club in MLS history, and one of the few in professional sports globally. So we're going to get her thoughts as the team starts a new season, and here are some of her insight on diversity in sports leadership. We try to be very thoughtful about hires diversity and all sense of the word, however you identify what community you come from, there's a role for you to play here. But more importantly, if you are the best in that position, we're so excited to have you be part of city SB. That conversation is on the way on the Bloomberg business of sports as we celebrate the start of women's history month. Now let's dive in with a conversation we had with another influential women in the world of sports. Earlier, we got a chance to speak with Katie griggs, Katie is president of business operations for the Seattle Mariners. Of course, the Major League Baseball season is only a few weeks away, so we wanted to get her thoughts on the upcoming season. Plus, Seattle will be hosting not only this year's All-Star Game scarlet, but the 2024 NHL winter classic, which I know you're very excited. Yeah, you know I'm partial to that. She spoke with Damien me and Michael Barr, let's take a listen to that conversation. Well, there is a lot to talk about, but I'm going to start with the most obvious you guys have the MLB All-Star Game. And in 6 months or so down the road, you got the 2024 NHL winter classic. That's the first ballpark to do so. Am I correct? To my knowledge, that is correct. Now, what is it, first of all, when a park has to get ready for the All-Star Game, what's involved in them? You know, it's a tremendous opportunity. We think the T mobile park is the absolute best place to watch baseball in July already, but this is an opportunity to showcase it to a broader audience. And so everything that we're doing, each and every game for our fans, we're looking to do that for food fans. We're going to have the opportunity to either come and attend in person or watch on television. So it's really an opportunity to showcase T mobile park, but also more broadly the city of Seattle and our Pacific Northwest region. So we've been excited to partner with Major League Baseball and how this comes to life not only for fans who are going to be able to have tickets to come to the events. But also for fans all around the area. And of course, within 6 months, you'll be hosting the 2024 NHL winter classic as well. So talk a little bit about the preparations involved in getting ready for first All-Star Game, but then transitioning to something like the winter classic, which requires all sorts of infrastructure that has not been undertaken before. Yeah, no, I mean, it's a lot of fun, but it is definitely work. It's working with both leagues. So both are league events. So it's a Major League Baseball event with the all star week. And then obviously with the NHL for the winter classic. And so it's working with them to understand those events, what's important to them, and then obviously ensure that we're doing everything we can to bring the event to life here in the ballpark for those fans. But for the winner, you're right. We are an outdoor venue. One of the cool things about our space, though, is we do have a retractable roof, which means that even if there's inclement weather, our fans will be covered. But it is an opportunity to win a rise and really get to use the ballpark in some special ways in time when perhaps it's not as in use. So Katie, let's talk baseball here. I mean, look, Seattle had an incredible year. They finished 90 and 72. They made the playoffs for the first time in 21 years. But for me, the real question I have is will Louis Louis be returning to the 7th inning stretch because I know you replaced it with macklemore and Ryan Lewis this year and there's been some contention around that and I wonder if you have any designs to go back to Louis Louis during the 7th inning stretch this year. I apologize, Katie. We're sorry. Questions I was expecting. It's okay. No. It is your leadoff was we just broke our drought. We made it to the postseason. I think we're moving forward backwards. Excellent. Excellent. Of course you are. I mean, look, you had some great for agent pickups, right? You got the outfield kind of secured. I mean, you're still missing that big left handed bat, but I mean, the pitching staff looks great, but again, Louie Louie 7th inning. I mean, we gotta go back to, I mean, it matters to me. Well, I will take that feedback under advisement very much for me. So anyway, Katie, what, first of all, I do want to talk about baseball. And I want to talk about the brand new rules and I'm sure every team is trying to evolve with it from the pitch flock to the bigger bases, the team, the Mariners are adjusting to it. Your thoughts about how the teams are adjusting to the brand new rules and it looks like the game is going to be shorter. It does look like the game that's going to be shorter. I just got back from Arizona where I had the opportunity to watch two of our games where everything was in place. And it definitely moves at a different pace. Both of our games were done and two and a half hours or less. It's crazy. It's kind of crazy, but I guess this is in contrast to what I just said about looking forward, not backwards. This is sort of Back to the Future. So we're really looking at this point with game times that are much more similar to what you saw back a couple decades ago where the game was moving a little bit more quickly. Now, we recognize that we are working in an era where it's not just about people's time. It's also people's money. There are so much competition in terms of things that our fans could choose to be doing on an evening or day game. And this is really something where I think it will take some getting used to, both for fans as well as our athletes, but they're professional. They're the absolute best in the world at what they do build up. So how do you balance that then with the idea of making a trip to the ballpark a fan experience? I know that you have a work from the ballpark promotion that included a ticket, a 5 course lunch and space for your laptop for a day game so that people could get some work done and also enjoy the game at the same time. If games are going to be shorter, going forward, maybe two and a half hours, but the pricing is such that people will want to get the most for their money and stay at the ballpark. What do you need to offer to make sure that people get both of that? No, it's a great question. I think, you know, you can look at it in a couple of different ways. We recognize there are some people who aren't coming to the ballpark, particularly on weeknights, because the games end really late. And so hopefully this provides them an opportunity to come with our games starting at 6 40 at night and have a chance to be getting out and home a little bit after 9, which really does change that weeknight proposition. But we also Gates don't open the minute that there's a first pitch, right? We have the opportunity to welcome our fans into the ballpark 90 minutes before and sometimes even before that, where you have the opportunity. We have BJ's playing. We have some of the best food and beverage in baseball, really incredible views looking out over the fugit sound. So there are things to do in the ballpark for everyone. And we want to make sure that we're delivering against exactly what our fans
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"Bryce is up next in Alabama. Hey Bryce. Hey. Paul. Man, Cal then. What he was going to do. I really wasn't sure. Oh, come on. You knew he's going to say trash Alabama, any chance he got a chance to do. Now, my opinion is this, okay, the cops interviewed those people that were involved in this, and they liked what they heard. And allow me, how do you know they liked what they heard? I don't know that they like what they heard because they wouldn't go to press any charges, okay? Bryson. Do you have any idea? Do you have any idea the difficulty of what it takes to press a criminal charge involving a murder? You just can't just slap it on somebody. It takes a lot of information and I understand that, sir. Okay, well, you're forgetting that. I'm just a layperson at home here, but do you think this means anything to the university of Alabama, basketball program or not? Do you think it's just trivial? Well, the thing I hate most of all, there was an innocent person who lost their life. Okay. Hey, Bryce, we are well aware of that. There's a dead person here. What about the living people behind? Well, that's the case of two people, two cowards that couldn't be made at each other instead of their difference another way. Now, unfortunately, because what does that mean, Bryce? What does that mean? Yeah. Why did they want to shoot each other? What had just added out like adults? Absolutely. I mean, let's just. Let's fight it out like man versus I mean, listen, I don't know what happened. But I think there was a gun on the other side, wasn't there shooting back and forth? Yes, he shot first. Okay. So by the way, I'm not trying to I'm not trying to dispel your theory in the end. That would have been a better idea, but apparently the two people who are now in jail, they may have been aware that there was a gun on the other side. I don't have any idea. Yes. That was my question. At some point, these two guys who are now charged with capital murder, one of them, his teammate, texted the person that we are discussing to ask him to bring a gun. So what there had to be a reason why he felt like he needed a gun. For protection is what they said this morning. That's what the defense argued this morning. They had breaking news. Who had it on whose show? Gay Harris. Did you catch that name? Gary hey. Gary Harris. Yes, I know, Gary. Don't go anyway. I don't know what Gary Harris did. It really doesn't matter, but let me bring in William, who is a lawyer, by the way, William of Merrill. Welcome back to our show. Oh, hello, Paul. I finally call in to meet you. Maybe have a little interest in. I thought that's how Bryce's call was idiotic. I think and argue made some good points. I do agree on what he said about intent. But let's play this out. It's a Saturday night, your buddies out, you're somewhere else and your buddy says bring me a gun. Now, one or two things could be going on. I think he's in trouble and he's being attacked by somebody and you're going to defend him or he's on he's going to get in trouble you're gone. And they've got these guys, they must have these guys phones and they're sweeping these phones and who was with Brandon Miller when he got the text to bring the gun. And what did he think the gun was for? And I think that the fact that he was there and he brought the weapon that was used to kill this young lady. I think he should have been suspended. And I think at this point, Nate oats should be suspended for the way he is covered this up. I mean, bringing the gun to a murder scene is a serious charge ball. Again, it wasn't going to the range, they were out on a Saturday night and his buddies said bring me a gun and then he shoots some or gets a gun battle and a young lady gets shot. That is very, very serious. And. I think it makes it even more incredible to think of I have to ask the question why NATO said what he did today. I couldn't understand half of it. I mean, NATO is one of you from Detroit, you should have a little bitter street sense of some of this. But yeah, the whole thing being in the wrong place will be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's when you're innocent bystander, not a participant in bringing bringing the item that's used in the commission of murder. And I mean, the fact that his windshield was shot out, I guess, by the guy that was in the car or the boyfriend or cousin of the young lady that we shot, he is involved in this and NATO has covered it up. Because he's his best player. We will pick this up in a few minutes. Thank you very much. Unfortunately, we're out of time. We have another attorney coming on. Talk about something totally different, something that's in court right now involving the NCAA. We are back with more after this. Thank you for listening to the Paul fine bomb show podcast. The Paul fine bomb show airs weekdays on the SEC network beginning at three eastern.
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"Capital of fat Tuesday, New Orleans. Paul, I thought things were crazy in the big easy, but man, it seems like Tuscaloosa is now headquarters of crazy, huh? Yeah, listen, you probably have more criminal law expertise than we do, but it does sound like a bad situation. I started my law career at the New Orleans VA's office under Harry connick senior and I tell you, you want to reevaluate your opinion of will wade compared now to NATO's. I know the facts aren't out, but well augie. Help us with this though. In terms of bringing the gun, I mean, just kind of just take us through the chain of command. It could be a conspiracy if these guys are names. It sounds like one is miles one is David. You put them together. You have the Trump player miles, David. So I get confused with the players, but if the guy who brought the gun knew he was bringing the gun for a purpose of what ended up happening, he's involved. So you're saying, the intent matters here. Absolutely. Criminal law is all about it. Ten murders about intent. If you kill somebody, it's not necessarily murder. If you set out in you have a premeditated motive to kill them, that's murder, as opposed to manslaughter. So yeah, he could be in big trouble depending on what the DA does in that county. It's going to be, I'm not going to say it's a hard case. Of course, the facts make your case. So whatever those facts turn out to be, I don't think the guys off the hook by it. So let me go over this with you. Again, being in the DA's office, you see stuff like this all the time. So this is what we know and this is according to testimony by. A detective, I believe. Yeah, the detective on the case. He said that the facts show that miles now miles is the teammate that's charged with Davis in the murder. That miles contacted Brandon Miller and asked him to bring his gun to where they were. So from that point, so I mean, what is the responsibility of Miller at that point? When someone asks you to bring a gun that turns out to be a murder weapon. Well, if that's all there is, and there's nothing else to show that he knew the reason when he was bringing it again, then I mean, that makes all the difference in the world. It's like if you're going to the range and you're halfway through the range and your buddy's going to meet you there, but you realize you forgot your gun. Okay. Invest and stop by your house to pick up your gun. I mean, the intent is you're going to shoot the gun at the range. You're not going to assault someone with it, commit a murder with it. I'm sure you didn't say, hey, bring me the gun so I can kill somebody, but it doesn't necessarily have to be that explicit. And as a matter, does it not? I mean, his car obviously was there. So the detective said, his windshield was hit twice in the back and forth. So he and this other player were there. So I mean, if you had to chisel this down right now, is it, is it fairly easy to understand why Miller was not charged with anything? At this point, yeah. Yes, I can understand why at this point he hasn't been, but again, it's early on. Remember, Alec Baldwin, how long did it take for them to actually charge it? I mean, they had to dig out more facts interview more witnesses, I'm sure. There's a lot more to be done. I would just imagine, but it's a horrible, horrible look for Alabama and I've heard the comments that Nate Oates expressed about this allegedly he expressed and he said to him, there's no allegedly. I mean, do you not agree at sort of trivializing this whole thing? Yes, I would agree with that. So what do you think Dale Brown would do in this situation, Paul? Is Dale Brown, if this happened to his team, as you know, Dale Brown, what would he do? Well, I don't think he would, I don't think he would trivialize it. That's for certain. Knowing Dale for 40 years, he would be more concerned about the victim here than anyone else. Absolutely. And I just think that all I can say about this whole matter is better Alabama than LSU because you know we seem to find ourselves in the crazy situations, not that laughing in Alabama at their what's happening. But I mean, it could happen anywhere and at this point, NATO needs a public relations person to teach them how to engage in what do they call it crisis communications because. What grade do you give him? It wouldn't be passing. The reason I say that is until now I think NATO has handled this very well and on the most vulnerable day since the first day he, you know, first of all, the ready Lewis comment was absurd, but then again, that was forgotten about pretty quickly. But today, I mean, the story is now come to light again, and yeah, it's come to light the fact that his best player on one of the best teams in the country now has an involvement, which NATO admits they've been cognizant of from the beginning, but the rest of us are just learning this today. Well, exactly.
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"Question for you. I know that the one kid that talked about and he happens to be a black man black young black man. Or the rest of them of the same race. You know whether or not now Quinton, let me ask you, you're asking all the people the players all black, is that what you're asking me? Yes, sir, yes, sir. Let me double check before I answer your question. Okay. Whether or not it's been outrageous and has been out of hand, but we got to do something about these guns, man. We got to do something about this gun. And it really doesn't matter what the players are black or white. But I'm just speaking from Quinton, I agree with you a 100%, but remember one other thing about this case. Do you remember what Nate Oates said on his radio show? The day two days after the story first broke, do you remember that? He said that he sought counsel from Ray Lewis from Ray Lewis. Who? Everyone is well aware was investigated for murder 20 years ago. It wasn't charged. I don't get it while. And then we got to remember that it's a young lady who lost her life involved in all of this. And we got to keep our family in mind and keep our family in our prayers, but just the senselessness of it all. But. There are so many different layers, but ultimately that's one that can't be ignored. Yeah. We got a partner breaks on this, man. Seriously, and then for NATO and the craziest part about it is, I don't know whether or not he knew the full story before he made his statement on his radio show. I can not, I can't imagine he wouldn't have known the whole story, how could you not have known considering that these two players in addition to the other two were. There? Not there. They were there at one point. Let me make it clear. And then to think that this wouldn't get out. Listen, thank you. There have been plenty of rumors out there from the beginning about Miller. Rumors that you did not want to report because it would be terribly defamatory to him if it didn't turn out to be a 100% true, which now has been confirmed that it is. We're up against a break. A lot to unpack today. We'll talk to the reporter. One of the reporters covering the story in Alabama and we will be back with your phone calls right after this. Saturday, March 4th, the UFC is back in the fight capital of the world. Las Vegas, the goat, John Jones, makes his long awaited return to the octagon, as he moves up to heavyweight to take on former interim champion.
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"To follow the story out of Tuscaloosa and when more information becomes available, we will certainly report that. But as of the hour, NATO's statement is the controlling conversation from that university at the moment will talk to Carol Robinson a little bit later about what her reporting has indicated. Let's continue with Mike in Chicago. Hey, Mike. Hey, Paul, hiding, David. We were doing great. Thank you. Hey Paul, I just want to ask you about the NATO situation. I know it came out pretty recently. I'm a Tennessee ball for life, you know, Rick Barnes is a great head coach for us. And I just want to question about NATO's answer. He basically said that boys will be boys essentially. You know, and he can't control what his team does, you know, outside of practice. I just want to know you're kind of opinion on that. And isn't the head coach of a high major university, supposed to have control over his own team? Yes, I mean, there's a lot of complexities to this story and we obviously done as much reporting on as we can. First of all. Why would you ever make a statement like that about something as serious as this? Is really beyond anyone's imagination, it was terribly insensitive and his best player right now is being linked to the story, not listen, you can say directly or indirectly, but he clearly was more involved far more involved than NATO's or anybody at the university of Alabama has led on. And another player was also apparently in the vicinity and NATO actor like there are a couple of guys who were. Rehearsing horsing around with an open beer can. It's an incredibly insensitive comment considering how it worked out, but again, I'm just a commentator. I don't have all the facts right now. All I know is what NATO said today. And I can make you a prediction, though, that you've heard some of the criticism of NATO. It's going to go to DEFCON one by tomorrow. Once the rest of the national media picks up on this, there's no way that NATO comes out of this well. Or his program, just in terms of criticism, not that that means anything to him or anybody else, but it's a terrible look. And by the way, it was also a story that had gone away. I think the media had acted very had reacted very sensitively to the magnitude of the situation 5 weeks ago. When it first broke and that's all going to boomerang today. Thank you very much for the call. Appreciate it. I'm Ann is up next. Hey, good afternoon, folks. This terrible story in Tuscaloosa. And for what was discussed here today, it seems that three or four basketball players were involved in the intimidating and harassment and some vehicles kind of not allowing the vehicle that the girl was in, it was I guess the exit was obstructed or something, but there's several players that were involved in the harassment of this thing. Give me one second if you don't mind. I just want to read a couple of lines from Carol Robinson's article because I realized a lot of people are just really confused. All we've done so far is share a headline or two. And I can't think of anything any other better way. It's because I'm not proficient with the story like she is. This is her story that just broke. She writes, Alabama's freshman basketball standout Brandon Miller, everyone knows who he is by now, arguably the best player in college basketball or one of the two or three best. Brought the gun used on the Tuscaloosa strip killing of a woman that led to capital murder charges for his now former teammate Darius miles in 20 year old Michael buzz Davis, according to law enforcement testimony, miles contacted Miller, he's the player, miles was on the team, and asked him to bring his gun to where they were according to police. When Mac Miller got to the scene, miles told Davis, the heat is in the hat. According to Brandon culpepper, who is a detective, meaning that the gun was present, miles added, there is one in the head, that culpeper said meant a round was in the chamber. Miles moved his girlfriend back to get her out of line of fire, Miller's windshield was struck twice by gunfire in the shooting police testified. Another Alabama basketball player, Jaden Bradley, was also at the scene of the shooting according to testimony. So that makes three players based on my accounting. Asked by L dot com why Miller was not charged. Tuscaloosa chief deputy DA whitley said that's not a question I can answer. There's nothing we could charge him with. NATO to court said today that Miller is not in any kind of trouble. So this is I didn't mean to interrupt your call. I remember, but that better explains what we are talking about here. Exactly. And just I'm just sitting here thinking and because all of this is new to me as it is to you. But you know, at some point, I don't understand why these kids are and I'm not saying they did anything other than harassing their presence and that kind of thing because, you know, boys will be boys. And they were the wrong place at the wrong time. But there may not be anything legally, but had this happened to any other student in school, it would have gone before the student council group, and they would have probably voted these people out of school and the administration were to win along with that. Yeah, I mean, let me stop you right there. You've raised a very salient point. Let's forget the law for a second, okay? Right. Alabama has a carry law that where he's 20. So he could legally carry that gun. So that's not an issue. Another question is, is he an accessory? It's a very, it's a very thin case, but clearly he's involved. Is he not? I mean, he brought the gun that was used in what ultimately turned out to be a murder. So even if he's not legally charged with being an accessory, some other charge, then you have a whole other set of questions. Let's forget this, forget the school for a second, okay? Should he or should he not remain a member of the basketball team? I think has to be asked. Does it not? It has to be. Okay, we have that answer already. Nate Oates is shrugged his shoulders at the whole thing. And then is there a student conduct question? I have no idea the way the university of Alabama works. But you would think that, by the way, it looks like they've known about this from the beginning. How could you not know that they were present? Greg Byrne, who's the athletic director, went with the team on the trip to Nashville. I remember he tweeted some pictures of he and NATO's eating at some convenience store or restaurant on the way back. So he's in the loop. Everyone at the university is in the loop. So nothing that came out today, 5 weeks and two days after the story first broke comes as a surprise to anyone on that campus. Well, and let me ask you this because we hear about it all the time with coaches winning the press conference. That is when that press conference. He looked really nervous. No, he looked for us. There's no getting around that. You know, I don't know how this works out, but it's not a very good look. And then end of all this, there's an innocent girl in Birmingham, Alabama is absolutely nothing wrong. I have a good day. Quentin was up next in Georgia. Hey, Quentin. How are you doing? We're doing great. Thank you. Good to have you on. I'm listening to your show what I just called it. I got a
"sports illustrated" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Yeah, you know, I don't know really how much work there is to be done. I think the SEC has been working on this for quite some time going back to probably well over a year ago. They've had this idea that the SEC could move to a 9 game schedule. I think you got to break it down. First of all, is it going to be 8 or 9 games? And I think that depends. As I talked in your show last week, does ES being give additional revenue for the additional 9th game inventory and if they do, then I do think the SEC probably does go to a 9th game. I think we're getting closer to that answer. SEC AD's meet next month. I think that answer could come, maybe then. Mid to, I think they meet mid to late next month in Florida and I think we might get a better answer on 8 or 9. And if they do go to 9, the permanent opponent obviously Paul is the biggest taking point. I think the SEC would base the three permanent opponents because if you go to 9 games and be three permanent for each team and 6 rotational and I think the three permits will be based on three things. Geography, primary and secondary rivalries. And then equity, fairness, you'd want to pair things up in a fair way. So I think a lot of the groundwork is done. I think what needs to happen is Greg sankey and the SEC need to know for sure. How much revenue that ESPN will provide for that knife extra game, and if it's enough, if it's good enough, then I think you'll probably see a vote for 9 games. If it's not good enough, you will continue to have debate and maybe the SEC will remain at 8. Great stuff. A rush ellinger always appreciated some fascinating conversation about shortening games and naturally there is some resistance to progress. Ross, always good to see you. Thank you very much as we continue here on what looks like a very busy Tuesday afternoon. We'll head to the phone in a moment, a little bit later on, Michael McCann. Carol Robinson, one of the top reporters in the state of Alabama will be with us with the absolute latest on the unfolding situation concerning Alabama's basketball program. And later on, John wilner, on the future, assuming there is one of
"sports illustrated" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Wrong bringing a gun resulted in the death of a human being isn't quote unquote wrong spot at wrong time. This is more from John talti from male dot com. I'm still flabbergasted NATO to actually use those words to describe the situation. We will have much more on this story a little bit later on with one of the top reporters in the state covering the story. But that is not all that is going on, but that is certainly the biggest story of the day. On the football side of things, a change at LSU, special teams coordinator Brian polian transitioning to off the field role. He will become essentially the general manager. Could be a new trend as college football is starting to resemble the NFL more every day. NCAA amateurism case roasted by hot bench in federal appeals hearing will have the latest on that from our legal analyst, Michael McCann. And the story that broke yesterday from Sports Illustrated college football executives considering major changes to shorten the game. So what are they prohibit consecutive timeouts? No extending first and third quarters for untimed downs on defensive penalty clock runs after first down except inside two minutes. Clock runs after incomplete pass once ball is spotted. Nothing about the length of halftime more of the amount of commercials that run. Pro selling joining us and Ross, thank you so much for being here. We can't wait to catch up with you on all of this. Tell us more about what seems like a long overdue change in college football. Good afternoon. Afternoon Paul, thanks for having me. Yeah, I don't hold your breath on TV commercials or halftime being decreased. The band directors, I think, would in the band parents and the band members, as you might expect, would not appreciate that. I think it's something that's been broached the last several years. And let's just say it's not going to happen. And then the TV commercials, as you know, Paul, the driving factor for TV media rights deal. So that's not going to happen either. So how else officials are exploring how else can you shorten a college football game? The college football games continue to get longer. Three hours and 21 minutes. This past season. That's 5 minutes longer than it was. In 2018, it was three hours and 16 minutes. So they're trying to find ways and they've been exploring this for a while. Several years, but specific to those for proposals you put out there, they've been exploring those for the last couple of years. And last year was pretty serious, but just didn't have enough support. I think to get the votes to, for those to pass this year, feels a little different, partly tied to the expansion of the college football playoff going to 12 teams, go two extra rounds, 8 more games, more head exposures, a risk of injury to players. So that's part of this too, right? There's two real main I think three main issues here. Why you would shorten or why they want to shorten a game. One, I think it's obviously fan engagement audience engagement attendance, you know, expand experience. You don't want one 5th of college football games, Paul went over three and a half hours last season. And some years that's one third of college football games go over three and a half hours. You don't want that. I think the second thing is pace of play, no interruptions, things like that. You want to limit the interruptions. And of course, you know, the last thing is the health and safety of football players, especially with the concussion litigation ongoing. You want to just limit exposure. So these four proposals, the first two that you mentioned, which were consecutive timeouts. That falls in line with the NFL rule kind of considered non controversial. A lot of people expect that when to kind of get on through and be implemented season. The no end timed down after a defensive penalty in the first and third quarters. Again, non controversial. I think that will also pass through. It's three and four, where there is some debate. You know, stopping the clock after or keeping the clock running after a first down, keeping the clock running after an incomplete pass when the ball was spotted. Those are the two that will want the most debate. Ross, assuming that two of these get passed or all of them, which seems unlikely based on what you're saying, what do you think we're talking about in relation to shaving more time off the game? Well, the first two you would think won't be really impactful. The consecutive timeouts, I don't know. How often does that happen? You know, you see icing the kickers, a decent amount, but maybe a couple of times a weekend, you see that, right? The whole untimed down after a first and third quarter is really in somewhat insignificant. So setting those two aside, let's look at proposal three, because I think it's got a good amount of support. It sounds like. Where you run the clock after a first down. Again, it would fall in line. That one would be NFL does. They run the clock after a first down. And a college football would have the stipulation of you'd stop the clock after a first down inside of two minutes of the halves. They did a study this past season Paul. The results were that about 7 to 8 plays would be eliminated from a game if you kept the clock running after a first down. So the fourth proposal running the clock after an incomplete pass once the ball is spotted, would obviously be the most significant. And it could take out, it depends on who you talk to, right? Take out 12 plays from a game, it could take out 15 plays from a game. I think there's less support for this proposal. I think there's a sentiment that three of the four, the first three has a good enough support maybe to pass through, but that fourth one, although it'll get some debate, might not have the support because you got to think in a way it could change football, you know, could change offensive football in coaches have pushed back against it a little bit. And so, you know, you could imagine a hurry up offense if the clock continues to run after incomplete passes once the ball was spotted. That could really change the approach. You could change the game drastically. And again, it could shave off upwards of 12, 15 plays a game. So that's what we're looking at as far as how much time will be saved. Ross, before you go, I know we had you on the other day after breaking the story about Oklahoma and Texas. But you were certainly very close to this story, everybody speculating on what the permanent rivals are going to look like. Give us the lay of the land on that. Where are we in how much work is there left to be to be done before we know how this is going to actually work?
"sports illustrated" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"I'm Howard Beck, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, very exciting time folks. We are on the verge of NBA training camps opening by Monday, all 30 teams will have had their media days and gotten going on training camps and we will start having basketball news to discuss instead of, I don't know, scandals about owners and coaches
Editor Joel Berry Describes His Comedy Influences
"Folks I am talking to Joel berry not to be confused with crunch berry or really any berry, Joel berry you're your own man, and you grew that beard of your own volition. Did you grunt it out in hopes of landing a gig with the Babylon bee? Because I know that if they see an unbearded youth walk in, they just think like he's probably not reforms enough for us, right? Yeah. Well, I was hired and I started reading spurgeon and like the next morning, it just was incredible. I'm going a beard virtually all the time. But I just shave it off before anybody notices. But I want you to know that it's there. You know, it's happening, basically. It's happening as much as your beard is happening. It's growing about the same rate. See that sometimes. I think you should the next few years. If you take certain vitamins, you could like grunt it out in four days. It's unbelievable. Okay, so here's my question for you. When you were growing up, like ten minutes ago, who were your heroes? Who were your comedy heroes? Is there anything that influenced you or what's your comedy thing? Well, you know it came a little bit later in life. I'll be honest. I was homeschooled very sheltered. You know, I grew up in the world where you know you don't watch The Simpsons, you know, you stay away from The Simpsons. So I had to kind of play catch up later on. But I want to know what level are we talking? It's one thing to avoid The Simpsons. It's another thing to turn your own butter. Like where were you on that spectrum? You were maybe a step above churning our own butter. We were pretty long Jean skirts on the ladies. Oh yes. And like a whole Holly hobby kind of aesthetic? Yeah. So those early Apple on B jokes where we would talk about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, introducing its first baptist supermodel in the long Jean skirt. Those jokes were also too good. It's too good. So yeah, so what did so when did you I mean, was it reading the onion? What was it? What were you reading that made you think I want to do this? Unless it was the B itself. Yeah, it was the B itself, you know? I think the bee was originally inspired by what the onion did. Our founder Adam Ford, he read an onion headline shortly after the Alberta fell decision when they redefine the meaning of marriage at the Supreme Court. And it was something to the effect of forced Supreme Court Justices suddenly realized that they will be the villains in an upcoming Oscar winning movie. You know? And that's a pretty good headline, right? Yeah, it's very good. And I think Adam at that point, he read that. And even though he vehemently disagreed with the point of view of the onion, he had to respect the joke. Why aren't we doing
Brooklyn Nets Open With NBA's Highest Season Win Total
"Here are the nets notable matchups for this upcoming season. Richard in interview with sports illustrated. James harden said quote at full strength. Nobody nobody can beat us in hardened battle. The hamstring injury for the latter part of last season kyrie sprained his ankle in game. Four of the eastern conference finals missing the last four games of that series. According to caesar sportsbook brooklyn has the highest over under win. Total at fifty four and a half game so richard. It's okay well you know what this means is health and that's biggest threat hundred percent. Yeah but only person that can beat them is them and their own bodies. They are healthy and they are playing eighty minus basketball. Then they are pretty much unbeatable. Unless you have the lakers hundred percent healthy playing the best basketball possible but yeah. I don't think it's the biggest threat. I think it's the only threat. There's another team out there. That can compete with them at full strength roll through the playoffs that they are full strength
Interview With Model, Actress, Dancer, Activist, Leyna Bloom
"So you're a dancer. A model an actor an activist. You were the cover model on. The sports illustrated swimsuit cover It's a famous pop cultural institution. But it's one that's historically been seen. I think in the mainstream through a straight male gaze and in this year's edition there was like an intentional effort to celebrate an inclusive spectrum of women. And i think i understand you shot it before you learn. You made the cover along with tennis player. Naomi osaka and rapper meghan stallion. But what were your hopes going into the shoot and what did you want to convey images. Well anything that i do sense. Being in these spaces of representation is fairly new to argos system. All around the world. I think for me. It has to be some type of cultural shift. Has the part of something that is not just based around vanity orc gluttony. It has to be something that has a message in yes. I have beaten suit on. Yes i'm in. My muslim informed bites what i stand for. And why i was chosen to be part of the issue and then be on the cover was because of what i wanna do with everything i do in the bible being In the past a lot of the models are beautiful. Yes what is a story what is fighting for. What are they really rooted and makes them who they are. And the reason why. I've gotten up to this. Point is not because meek just being beautiful. It's me fighting the system it's me. I'm being blacklisted. It's me saying no. I don't wanna do. This is saying it's not what you say. Yes you is what you say no to that builds character. So what we doing. And what i do with this issue is to invite people who think differently. And that's why i was session for a moment winning a transient on the cover. Because are every single. Day being brutalized murdered sexualize. Harass already has been thirty three on some of cases of trans women especially of color being murdered in america so when that is happening society is imperative in his responsibilities to have moments like
Allyson Felix's Transformation After the Nike Fallout
"Felix is the most decorated athlete in track and field history. She's won ten national titles eighteen world championship medals including thirteen golds. That's more golds at world's than any track and field athlete ever including you sane bolt nine olympic medals six golds three silvers two world records. She's currently tied for the most olympic medals and track and field and one more in tokyo would make her the most decorated woman in olympic track and field history. That's so exciting. She's quite the athlete that i don't think people realize how would you say that. She was known to fans of the us olympic team or the american public in the earlier part of her career. Yeah i mean her. Reputation was really for coming on scene. Super yacht maybe as the successor sprint star for the united states allyson felix. He's only eighteen years old. She already has been on the cover. Sports illustrated how about that at eighteen years old. You know she. She burst onto the scene as a senior in high school In two thousand three. She broke marion. Jones is national school record In the two hundred meter she was in high school athlete of the year that year
"sports illustrated" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The discussion on which players from college would have made the most money with his name, image and likeness thing, but I think something that we have overlooked on the players who went straight to the NBA. Think about if LeBron would have went ended up going to the N C double A or any kind of school within the N C. Double, a structured to finally make some money off that name, image and likeness. He had Nike and Adidas throwing around $100 million contract when he was a high school junior. He had guys wearing ST Mary ST grown men wearing high school dirty is walking around in the early two thousands if he would have ended up signing or going to any kind of team and In collegiate sport. He would have easily topped that list. Yeah. Yeah. LeBron could have been paid when he was 16 or 17. He may have been paid when he was 16 or 17. He's on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Um, you know, Bryce Harper was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. As what a 16 year old. I think he was in high school. Yeah, Club. We're having debate here. Someone mentioned Arch Manning and Brownie. James has six million instagram followers to do those guys avoid big deals because they don't need the money. I know arches. Cooper's son right, like, But are they going to be cautious? Because, like, what does Brawny need the deal for? Yeah, but I don't know what LeBron would say. He might say. Hey, you should be able to take advantage of that. Not Hey, I've I've made a billion dollars in my career. Um And plus, you know, these high school players are probably not going to be going to college. A lot of them. I don't know how good LeBron son is. I've watched highlights, but I don't. I don't know if he's He might be able to capitalize or should capitalize. Now, who knows? If he's going to be an NBA player? We assume he is, but I couldn't I couldn't tell you that watching his highlights. Now I can tell you when I watched Lamelo ball Even as a freshman in high school, I thought he had more talent than his other brothers did. You know, so And he was just a freshman, and he looked like he was a puppy out there just running around crazy, but but he did have and he's the first to really capitalize on name, image and likeness. When you think about it, at least one of the one of the early ones because he went overseas. And he had, you know, a couple of million followers. When he came to the United States. He didn't play college ball, obviously, but he had played overseas. He was famous from, you know his father and his brother, and he capitalized on that great marketing. Right. More phone calls coming up. Two hours in the books. One more to go. We're gonna stay with that poll question. Final hour, McLovin. No, we've got some more options. Oh, all right. I like that. And we have trivia coming up..
FaZe Clan on Sports Illustrated Cover
"Moment for Esports says, for the first time in its publication history, Sports Illustrated has an e sports team on their cover. FaZe Clan Has graced, the sports magazines front page as they highlighted the organization's home. It's Unique stream, team branding and of course that says lifestyle, it's a cover featured nickmercs temper and rug as well. As the addition of Arizona Cardinals quarterback, Kyler Murray as phase K1 off Ron James, his own son bronny. Has phase brawny. Check out the whole story on the East sportsnetwork.com is Justin a mean, has a full ride up on that story.
The HBO Story
"This episode. The hbo story part two originally published on may seventh twenty fourteen and We are just going to jump right in and get back into. The story goes oh. Hbo has entity has heavily influenced. What cable television is and what entertainment delivery services are in general. If it hadn't been hbo our landscape would be dramatically different today. So that's why we're doing it in fact think about it without hbo. You don't have a cable. companies cable. System operators pushing cable copper cable into cities anywhere near as quickly right. You might not have seen it happen or it might have taken a decade longer. Which means you would not even have the infrastructure that the internet relies on today for high speed internet. We'd be using telephone lines still. Yeah you might. Furthermore not have had people adopt as quickly the idea of using satellites to beam information at television information out too many far spread networks. Exactly so like we said landscape very different without. Hbo whether you love it or hate it. It's a large part of why the world is as far as the cable world and entertainment world's why things are the way they are so so A little tiny bit of back story very tiny. Hbo owned by time. Yes time inc. Not not time the the physical entity like the actual not father time not the progression of changes throughout a the dimension. Know that we know of. I'm inc the company that owned time magazine or still does time magazine fortune magazine sports illustrated etcetera etcetera correct so in nineteen eighty time a second pay. Tv channel called cinemax primarily as a competitor to the less expensive showed. Yes so there were a couple different ways to compete against showtime was. Let's try and grab as much exclusive content as we possibly can that showtime can't have and thus people will say hey we want. Hbo because they have these movies and showtime doesn't whoever that's really expensive.
Superhero/Supermodel Nina Agdal
"This week. We have our friend nina. Agdal on the podcasts. You probably know her from sports illustrated but she is also a health and wellness guru. She has the doll method. Which is her fitness app and hosts classes in the hamptons. She is amazing. So we hope you guys love this episode as much as we loved her courting it and let us know your thoughts over on instagram. So let's just jump right into it with nina. I want to hear first about your health and wellness journey and how you first got into fitness. Oh my god. I mean dad journey honestly goes back to when i was so little like i grew up with a soccer dad like he trained my brother to to play soccer. My brother went semi pro and my family has always been so active like they were like you know. We weren't so into music or traveling like he was like playing sports like entering competitions. Always trying something new like my dad was like try something like if you're good at it continue doing it if you enjoy continue doing it but just keep trying new things so i basically grew up with that and started dancing. Competitively then started. Playing basketball again tried. Every single sport and played it started entering my teenage years where other things in life start happening like parties. And you know you wanna do other things than going to basketball games and dancing competitively. So i kinda like didn't do as many sports then. But that's when i was discovered to do modeling to and obviously modeling comes with a certain responsibility. Like i like to describe it. It's like you know you have to be a professional athlete. 'cause it's definitely moving towards the direction where the body and the sizing and the measurements are not as important thing god. We're getting there. But when i started. What is that thirteen years ago. It was not a thing where with okay to be like different sizes which is a completely different topic conversation. But that's when. I got into fitness where i really had to like. Educate myself on how to take care of my body which is also process. Because there's so many ways to do it like you know that just living in new york it's like there's a gym and a method and a right and a wrong way on every single corner and how to how to train yourself and how to get in shape and
Trevor Lawrence Reaffirms His Dedication to Football
"Controversy that broke out this week. I mean, the kind of stuff that when you really think about it could affect opinions. Apparently, Trevor Laurence doesn't have it ship on his shoulder. Now, um, let's think about the absurdity of this for just a moment, Miss all came from a Sports Illustrated article. In which basically I guess if you really wanted to read into it, which A lot of you sure did. Kind of thought that this questioned the overall passion. For Trevor, Laurence and football and I quote It's not like I need this for my life to be okay. I want to do it because I want to be the best I can be. I want to maximize my potential. Who wouldn't want to You kind of wasted if you know. He added. Whenever asked about Maintaining a healthy attitude without finding extra motivation in every actual or perceived slider. Disrespect. Dr Lawrence said. Hard to explain that because I want people to know that I'm a passionate guy and I'm passionate about what I do, and it's really important to me. But Don't have this huge chip on my shoulder. Don't have this huge and ship that everyone's out to get me and I'm not trying to prove everybody wrong. I just don't have that I can't manufacture that. I don't want to. I think that's unhealthy. To a certain extent. Just always thinking that you've got to prove somebody wrong. You've got to doom or you've got to be better. By the way, when I first read that I kind of thought that's a shot of Baker Mayfield. I'm just being honest. That's the first thing that came to mind because what is my man? What a six always have in Cleveland. He got chip on his shoulder. And it might even be manufactured, but he is always He is always going to play up the fact that he's being disrespected
Trevor Lawrence Responds to Critics
"Want to transition a little bit of nfl because obviously the next big thing on the nfl draft calendar or on the sports counter really is the nfl draft. And it's kind of crazy because there are so many different narratives that are popping up mack. Jones moving updraft boards justin field potentially moving down draft boards. So narratives going on. And so what. I kinda wanna do. That was a new piece of information that came out today. That really leads to an older piece of information from earlier this week that i want your opinion on and so listen. It's draft season. You hear all sorts of crazy stuff but there was a report out a lengthy report from the athletic earlier today which which which interviewed a bunch of anonymous gm's and coaches and stuff like that and so it said in this athletic report. You told me that justin field was going to be better than trevor lawrence and five years. I would say yes that could happen. That was an anonymous. Gm told that to the athletic. And so i thought that quote was kind of interesting in the context of what happened earlier this week with trevor lawrence. I know you and chris touched on it briefly but for the audience. That hasn't fully heard the quotes. I'll read it really quick robin than i want your response but trevor lawrence of course the presumptive number pick. Since the beginning of time no one has ever debated his place as the best player in this draft. He sat down for a pretty lengthy interview with sports illustrated and he said a few different things where he said. It's hard to explain that. Because i want people to know that i'm passionate about what i do and it's really important to me but i don't have the huge chip on my shoulder that everyone's out to get me and i'm trying to prove everybody wrong. I just don't have that. I can't manufacture that. I don't want to and i think that people mistake debt for not being competitive. I think that's unhealthy to certain extent. He's talking about that chip. Just always thinking that you've got to prove somebody wrong. You've got to do more. You've got to be better
The Surprising Science Behind Epic Athletes
"Dave in the interest of full journalistic disclosure. Here it feels important to mention that long before you became this new york times bestselling author and podcast host and the best sports science reporter in america. We worked together at sports illustrated in the mid to late two thousands and we used to share a wall yet in full disclosure. I believe i have a winning record against you in office table ping pong. That's stats to verify that i'm sticking with that. I recall destroying but maybe there is revisionist history. Oh that's so funny. So we both legitimately believe that another episode on cognitive biases. I am glad dave to have you here to clarify something else. Which is that in private for years. I've basically used you to help me understand what the very best athletes in the world are teaching us about ourselves in the human body and i get to that in public now on this podcast with you here because in your two books the sports gene and in range you tumble down into the rabbit. Hole of what is called performance science so before we get into all of that and double down with you. How did you get there in the first place. That is an interesting question. And i have to give a little bit of a disclaimer here. There's a sad part to the story. But i played a bunch of sports football basketball baseball in high school. Before i got into into running and ran track and field in college i started getting interested in physiology basically a lot of runners do but also had this sort of tragic event where a young guy who was a training partner mind. One of the top rank is in the country in his event. Eight hundred meters. Yeah i and family of jamaican immigrants. Who is going to go to. College actually died at the end of a race a few steps after race in my local newspaper he had a heart attack and i kind of wondered what does that. What does that even mean. And this sort of long story short set me on a path toward investigating physiology and it turned out. He had this genetic condition. That was sort of misdiagnosed. I'm interested in genetics. Which one thing led to another and ended up writing the sports team.