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You'll be a part of the program can text in eight o six and seven four five fifty eight hundred not if you wanna be a part of the per if you want to interject into the program, we appreciate everybody who listens and makes his show. What it is today? Steve pair is executive director of Amrullah matters in they have launched what they call a new grassroots efforts to support the Texas Tech vet school big press. Release coming out this morning. We'll have Steve Kerr on with us here in about seven minutes from now, and then our friend Wes Rappaport Rappaport reports of next star is going to be on with us in. Talk about all the ongoing 's down the Austin way, which you need to know is we provide the very informed audience with more information as Rome, but let's start here Texas monthly. Greg Abbott orders, Texas, university boards, university boards to investigate admissions policies after bribery scandal. That's the scandal. Undergoing right now what I think we have some scandal music. Oh, no. That's the wrong had reaching to have some better. Some under my thumb that that's a reference to John Sharp. If you're just listening to the show for one of the first time, John Sharp chancellor at tech stadium, but had some more ominous. Oh, there's the scandal music right there. Yeah. Got it investigated missions policies after the bribery scandal. Texas monthly a week after federal prosecutors charge dozens of people in a massive college admissions bribery, steam governor, Greg Abbott Cinna letter to all Texas regions on public university boards on Monday, directing them to investigate their own admission policies. Quote, the legislature has signed important responsibilities to the governing boards of Texas institutions of higher education, including setting campus, admissions standards, Abbott wrote in the letter every board must therefore closely examine and investigate. It's as mission policies and procedures to ensure that no university employee engages in fraudulent schemes quid pro quo arrangements or improprieties of any sort are universities. First and foremost exist to serve qualifying students who graduate Texas high schools. Those students their parents and taxpayers must have confidence that the system is not rigged. The US department of Justice charged total of forty four people last week with crimes ranging from racketeering to mail fraud, money laundering, and obstruction of Justice part of an alleged conspiracy that quote Basilicata cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities is purported athletic recruits. According to the department of Justice, those charged include Hollywood actors wealthy business owners prominent lawyers in several Texans, the university of Texas of Austin and awesome, excuse me. University of Texas at Austin was one of several elite universities across the country implicated in the scandal. Let's go back in. Let's try this. Again, let's read. Let's read this through a different thing, shall we? Let's read Abbott's comments one more time. And get this from a different vein. So that we can see the irony involved because I'm sure several of you are already there. The legislature has assigned important responsibility. So governing boards of Texas, Texas institutions of higher education, including sending campus admission standards, Abbott wrote in a letter to regents every board must therefore closely examine and investigate its admission policies and procedures to ensure that no university employee engages in fraudulent schemes quid pro quo arrangements or impropriety of any sort. With all due respect. Governor. How about we start with a system that doesn't begin with mega donors to your election campaigns being named as regents how about we start with what looks is though it's fraudulent schemes quid pro quo arrangements or impropriety. How about we start there? We've already walked through this in Lubbock and in seen it firsthand the appearance thereof. I'm not going to cast the gavel down on anybody. But how about the whole thing's rotten from the top to the bottom governor about we begin there. And how about you don't ridicule and ostracize publicly good faith citizens who come forward in say. Yeah, it's pay to play on Texas. Border region. So if it's if it's pay the play with the region's, why wouldn't it be paid to play on down the line? And then it's just the way I see it from the high plains of west, Texas. But there is a much larger problem. I would I would love to see the letters that were almost sent back to the governor. That say is much as what I've said here. And the whole thing stinks in the hole. Appointment process in Texas needs to change and not just regions. But with board members of every kind you got to be wealthy. You gotta be rich or he got to be retired in order to do anything in the state. And you know, I'll say that as much for the Lubbock city council. But I don't even want to delve into that this has to be a government that works for all people. And right now, simply is not and governor abbots letter though on some levels commendable is also on many levels laughable because it starts at the top. And it goes from there Steve pair is gonna be calling in momentarily in. We're going to talk about the vet school that the governor says that he is forced St Pierre is on the line. Now when the jump out to him executive editor of Amrullah matter Steve Kerr, how are you? I'm great. How are you? Busy day up in the panhandle. It has been really busy. But it's been a good one. And it looks like it's gonna rain. All this end rain is put will anybody die in a rain event. That's the question. I hope not I hope not is it just going to be rain. Or is it going to be fifty mile an hour winds that come with it? I, you know, I'm meteorologist. But I think it's just rain right now. It's fun. You can be a meteorologist on the radio. I'm on the columnists. I'm a political consultant, I'm a mall sorts of things on the radio, Steve. So you guys this morning with Amrullah matters. First of all tell us what Amrullah matters is. And then tell us what you've rolled out for support of the Texas proposed Texas Tech veterinarian school. Yeah. Emerald matter. It's a local group based in emerald low, of course, formed a couple years ago just to try to be on a look out for things that benefit Amarillo and this rounding. And the vet school certainly bits bits that. In fact, I think he'd been bits not only Amril in the surrounding area. But but west Texas in the state of we're really excited to be working on it. So you roll out the presser this morning in. We're right here. We're getting up to boiling point in the legislative session Tillis what the initiative is Steve. Yeah. Today, we launched a significant grassroots effort that will give people a way to stand up and say, hey, I support this project, and I see the need, and I want it to happen all through a new website unmet that demand dot com. There's online petition that we're asking people to go to go go to and sign again just to try to centralize that support and give everybody who supports the project sees that need an opportunity to voice that support. House response been so far. It's still early response has been good. You know, we've we've been doing media interviews all day. And and there are other the, you know, the full page just taking grasp, but I think it's going to be successful. And I think we'll see support through throughout the state, quite honestly, I think it's gonna be exciting. Yeah. Have you seen tickets into the background because you've been you've been out there? You seeing what's going on to the vet school? Give people. Let's let's come down to none. The five people are just getting in their cars wanna know what's going on with the vet school. What is the reality right now in what are you guys getting involved to help sway in this conversation about the need for a vet school another vet school in Texas? Yeah, I'll try to give you the thirty second version. You know, Amarillo, oh, we got plenty of time going and take a couple minutes. The city of enroll in private donors. We we've managed to secure about ninety million dollars to help build the actual facility. And so what tech has done is is there currently asking the legislature for just over seventeen million dollars to kinda fun the programs for the next couple of years. So you know, that's budget request in the legislative session, our delegation, Senator Seliger and Perry and our house delegation had just done an outstanding job down in Austin for us on our behalf and continue to work through that legislative process to get that money in the budget that that will really be another step forward to push in this project across the finish line fully funded in the house, but some thirteen million or so short in the Senate is that right? Yes there. So we saw full funding in the in the house based budget Bill that was released a shortly after the session. Started in the Senate side had the initial four million dollars that was allocated during the last session in there. So, you know, obviously, the challenges now to get that that Senate side up and and get funding in both of those bills and and the final budget, and then we take our next step. Steve is understand it and cry me of you think I'm wrong monitor standing is that the Texas. This will go to the Texas higher education coordinating board. Ultimately, there's there's a national group. But there's also the Texas higher education coordinating board. What the coordinating board is wanting to see is essentially what's been referred to them as program as a rounding error that thirteen million dollars the fully funded on the house and Senate side as the budget comes out of the legislature that they're going to win a see that in order to take action is that. Other. Is you agree with that way of thinking is new on some missing? You know, I can't speak to the coordinating board. You know, we haven't had just thought of discussions about that that right now, you know, at the end of the day, you hope everybody whether it'd be the coordinating board or or allow all our our lawmakers down in Austin, just see the knee. I mean, if you look at the facts, you know, our Texas students are having to lead the state who wanna go into that Bill to get their education coming back with with major debt loads, the knees across rural, Texas and beyond for large animal vets. I mean, if you look at the facts, the it is clear that there's a need for this at the end of the day. It's my hope that that that our elected leaders end the coordinating board see that. And we'll we'll help us bring this to to reality. Make it a reality. Steve's the name of the website again is one it's unmet demand dot com. Unmet demand dot com. Yes, sir. Yep. Absolutely. So it's up and running it makes signing the petition breeze. We hope people will do that share it on your Facebook Twitter, all those fun channels again. It's it's about it's about really bringing the support home for this and highlighting the need. And just how many people out there support the project? What else you got all the information about the project there on the website as well all the information on the project? There's a there's a link back to the official Texas techniques that school website. That's just loaded with great information as well. Again, it really just highlights the need, you know, it all comes back to Texas taking care of Texans. It's something that we've all done when our state season need we worked together to confront it. And make it a reality and address it, and I think that's what you're seeing here. And at the end of the day, I'm I'm very hopeful that that will have a vet school with right here at emerald. Steve TIMMY, something speaking of Amarillo for just a moment in the sod poodles ruckus, the new the new mascot rolled out last week. My twin boys turn ten on may the first. How do I get ruckus at my house? Can you line something I you know, I work on trying to get records at my house? Actually, it's funny. I'm trying to get tickets to the season season opener. They sold out. And I I don't have my tickets yet. Steve what what were you busy with? I I don't you know. I don't know. I guess probably the website got away from you the website. Yeah. When on Saturday morning to get them. And I was I was too late. They went they went past unmet demand. Gotta head of St. pair. Yes, sir. Unmet demand dot com. Well, I hope it was worth it money. You're going to be like week to week on Craigslist and EBay for your baseball tickets. Maybe I can sneak in maybe nobody'll notice think Rookus will notice. Tell us. So the idea is this thing is a legislature unfolds for people who don't pay a lot of attention to legislature, usually the house budget goes up about April one and then the Senate budget will follow then there's a conference committee. There's still a lot of time here on the clock. Even though we're halfway through the legislature. This is when the action McGinn, so some fold you're just hoping to get a bunch of people together Steve Kerr and emerald matters to mobilize them as budgets begin to come to fruition. Yeah. As budgets become too for free tuition, and again the legislative process just plays out. You know, it'll be over the end of may. But I think you're right. I think the next few weeks are critical. I think the house will take up the full budget pretty soon followed by by the the Senate version middle be hashed out. I in committee, and you know, I think I think, you know, a good show of support, you know, all built around just how needed to school is is a good thing. We just you know, every day we get calls from people saying, well, how can I help? What can I do? And this is a great first step. And once you you signed we'll keep you engaged, and and and up to date on the latest and let you know what else? What else you can do to help? Okay. So Dave on the text line asking. What's the hold up in the Senate was the house all the way there in the Senate is not what's the dynamic? You know, I'm not completely sure on that. But I tell you that Perry and and seller they're they're doing really good working through all that that you know, down in Austin. And I feel confident about about where we are. Okay. Well, unmet that demand dot com. Steve Pierre emerald matters preciado making time to come on. But now anytime think you're having us on and thanks for for for bringing a little attention to this again. I I think it's one of those things it's important to the state. It's not an emerald or a Lubbock thing is something that's needed by the state and the industry. So we appreciate all support that we've had whether it be from the community chambers. Various Agan industries. It's it's it's been very humbling. I've never seen west Texas work together on something like like we're coming together on this. And it's pretty awesome to watch. Well, we appreciate the time. See peer, and you can come on update us here in the next month. Or so sounds great. Jay, thanks for having us on. All right. Have a good day St. pair up and AMR Illo gonna get off with Steve and get back in a little quickie break-in to make. Over the money and come back in one talk to you about why Abilene Christian could knock off Kentucky. If you got Abilene Christian knocking off Kentucky in the first round. I do I do talk to you about that here in just a minute from the Fort Worth star telegram, stick right with us here on the other side of Texas. Asami made you sail. The looking searching for something that Steve appear about again this guy. Manny. On the program. Didn't get to share in tech. Sorry. Sharon Kaci too late on next. We get Steve Kerr on we can talk some more that school, but one of the switch gears right quick and go into. Abilene christian. In drawing Kentucky. The Mack Ingle who once called cliff Kingsbury coach, bro. And of discussed him before on the program says college basketball is full of wire traps wiretaps, excuse me frauds in indictments. So it's only appropriate that a Christian school from west Texas is here to say the incidentally tournament in after money Abilene Christian slaves. John Kella Perry and his merry band of im- BA Bohm's. Well, from Kentucky America will know in acknowledge the fighting Christians are the best team not just in west, Texas. But all of Texas may be America. You get the feeling that maybe Mack Ingle. Tries to write in such a way that it's kind of a multi of cocktail stall of writing the day's gonna blew the whole thing up and watch it burn. So what if Texas Tech this defeated acu about thirty four points that was last year? Take heed you have nuxie noxious followers from Kentucky Mack Ingle as a lot of followers from Kentucky. Apparently acu is coming to get you cal- in Ashley Judd to. Man. I didn't thought about actually judge in a long time. Know, I'm just gonna keep it. There Kentucky is a twenty one point five favorite to defeat. Abilene Christian university on Thursday night in the second round of the NCWA tournament. But ignore those idiots who set the betting lines u k is done. Coach Cal has never seen a squad like acu with the possible exception of NCWA investigators now he's just all in Mack. Ingle Evelyn Christian is the best story. The NC double A tournament has been eligible for this tournament for only two years. Features in enrollment of about thirty six hundred a coach who buys his suits off the rack on game days in the basketball team that kicked off two starters earlier this year because they violated some rules that would apply to a see you only. I guess they were tuned. Redman out behind the bus barn. That's Mon commentary. I don't know. What would happen today? See you acu is the reason why we love this Turney. And why the first Thursday Friday of insead ablaze are the best two days in sports on the calendar. Thursday Friday of this week or one of the last places when David out of the S W A C is on a neutral floor with Goliath from the ACC. Isn't. I don't know what conference Abilene Christians in. But isn't there in the SEC, right? Kentucky. Most of the chievements in championships won in two thousand nineteen will fade. You can't probably can't remember who won the title in two thousand eighteen but you'll never forget the true NB incidentally, upset and I'm not talking about our Ohio State over Washington. I'm talking about acu over Kentucky or a sixteen seed, Maryland, Baltimore County, blowing out talk seed per Mercer overdue p- brand-conscious Bradley over Kansas Norfolk state over Missouri. Coffin state defeating Iowa State. Look, I'm all for it. You know, I think it can happen. And I'm gonna fill out my bracket is so because he'll in looking incidentally brackets. It's kinda like listening to Lubbock radio. Gotta talk about national politics. I mean who really cares in the in focused more regionally, more locally. But I'll take me some Wildcats and big shout out. Jared Moser from lockney played it acu suffered several hands at the defeat are several defeats at the hands of the lockney Longhorn, jer Moser and all due respect to acu. I wish him the best especially since they're on the opposite side of the tournament. From the Texas Tech, red raiders and tickets are punched got them in the mail today will be there at the Bank Oklahoma center in Tulsa with dad, and we're gonna have a great Tom beat right there in the bleachers will be able to see us. I think down in the bleachers combine say Hello. And give us a good. When love the other side of Texas while year amongst us, and maybe we'll be taken up into more important places as tournament rolls around and people understand who's there on the floor. Yours. 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Then this vague, welcome Mak in other side of Texas. What do you need real estate was what do you got what you need j Leeson hook you up self promotion shameless so promotion here industrial commercial residential, whatever you need he trust. What you hear on the program? Trust me to apply the same ethic and resolve in your place in what you need a six five four three one three one seven. He is west Rappaport of Nexstar Rappaport reports exclusively I'm sad exclusively. Don't correct me. Wes right here on the program Krisha coming on which been to with. Doing. Well. How are you? Doing really well. Getting ready for some some love girls basketball tonight. Grace Linda taken the floor, and we're gonna see how many rebounds she comes down with. Why we love that? We love Elsie you and seeing all the all the non Texas Tech team getting some time in the fought light. Every once in a while is that your thing. Well, I'm all about reading the love, you know. Yeah. Because the talk of the town right now is. Texas Tech probably has has good chances. Anybody going to the final four? Yeah. Anytime our friends on the cap rock get a chance to show their stuff. And and highlight the good work of the good people out there we like that. But you take Ebeling Christian in your bracket to knock off Kentucky. You know? That's that's gonna be a tough one j I think the think the Wildcats are looking squad and Christian gonna have their hand school Evelyn. Chris welcome. It's too. Are you talking about Kentucky? Or are you talking about the acu? Yeah. You know? I think Kentucky is the is obviously. Gonna be the team to beat there. But I'll never say never. Okay. So Tilson Abilene Christian's been known as the prize every once in a while right yum in the take him. Would you been working on? Today were actually working on a story about. Controlling the prison temperatures. And and what the temperatures are inside our Texas prison. Basically, there's a renewed effort from from former inmates and families who of loved ones who are incarcerated who are basically saying that that the state needs to do a more thorough job of of number one tracking temperatures inside prison and number two controlling the temperatures in prison. There's a couple of bills both on the house and Senate side that would that would require the Texas Department of criminal Justice to keep the temperatures inside the prison facilities between sixty five and eighty five degrees and the idea behind that the the Bill is between sixty five and eighty five. Yeah. The Bill would repent it's. Orit compromise. I would dime prison. I would absolutely it eighty five. I'm miserable. I would way like I would way how much she way with. I weigh gonna I'm I'll give you a one of thirty twenty thirty forty five ballpark in their one forty five. So I would wait one hundred and forty six pounds in prison if it were above eighty eighty five degrees every day. You know, and and part of that unpleasant experience that said, I think a lot of folks would would you know, are thinking about when it comes to the temperature thing is that they brought a sort of call it like a hot box like a mock del to the capital right outside the capitol grounds and invited the public and lawmakers legislative staff to come and they heat it up. Feel illness kinda wood box, and it's like a prison cell, and they heated up, and they want you to experience what they say. The conditions are like inside a Texas prison, particularly in in the summer. And so I went in there and try, and and you know, I can I can I can understand the arguments of the long term exposure to the heat you start to sweat a little bit kind of uncomfortable. It's it's not a pleasant experience. And and I you know, there's there's this other conversation that kind of comes into play here. Jay, which is people are queue, you know, that the people who are behind bars are there for a reason. And the sympathy factor is maybe not as strong as it. Could would should be there. And so, you know, there's there's this argument that will this person's behind bars don't they did something to put themselves there. So we should you know, this is kind of part of the punishment is being in this uncomfortable situation. And so we heard from from state Senator Jose Menendez who among other people have said, look, these people are paying their debt society. But that doesn't mean we treat them like trash, and if they're still are health and safety concerns when it comes to. The people who are are in prison. And there's a further conversation about you think it's uncomfortable for a prisoner or an inmate or an offender. Imagine being a corrections. Officer who's got all the gear, you know of best on long-sleeved. Sometimes they wearing a uniform that that in the right conditions can be also an unpleasant experience. And so because of do you have curriculum officers on the pro son of this Bill? Yes. And the we heard from from the president of the correctional employees union here in Texas who says, you know. Basically what good goose is good for the gander in. And that's sort of the way of saying, you know, the the air conditioning will goes a long way it goes all the way around it's not just the inmates. But it's also for the officers of the staff, and for some of these other people, so they're they're kind of broader conversation. It's going to cost with well. And that's the big question. Mark here. Jay is is there at least. On the record it, you know, as the bills have been filed. There is no financial analysis in put out by the legislative budget board on this yet. And and Representative James white who chairs the house corrections committee says that he's not even sure that TDC Jay has been asked what it's going to cost to provide the adequate conditions this acquire -ment here. And so, you know, he says we should be asking this question. We should be asking that the the heads at TD J. What is this going to cost? What are the resources that you need in order for this to happen before he before he's you know, gung ho with with mil legislation? Like there's going through the couple of things one. Appreciate James white listening to the show regularly. That's the one hope to hear from him on this Texan is there have they provided any sort of quantitative quantified data that are qualitative data that better temperatures insure better behavior. Well, that's certainly part of the conversation that there is you know, anytime anytime you and I both get a little hot onto the collar. You know, tempers flare and conditions. You know, it's just it's. Part of it is if I'm in a position with where I'm about to drop to your body weight in syllabi, six three. Yeah. There's gonna be some there's gonna be some heat under the collar, I promise. But no, you're not gonna be. You're not gonna be too happy about that. I imagine. And and your bureau ready behind bars for a reason. And so you know, it it kind of perfect storm there. And so they're they're certainly part of the conversation. Here is is trying to to keep tempers from flaring, just as much as we're trying to keep temperatures. Yeah. Yeah. I'm sitting here and it sixty nine degrees in studio. And I'm getting agitated, but let me say this to that. Here's the secret with Jill jobs, is that nobody wants to do jobs in can't imagine retrofitting prisons in jails to just simply in the institute between the floors and all tests have to be done in your round in Leeds. It just seems like a long I appreciate. It seems to be a noble cause. But I don't know how realistic it is that we're going to go in and retrofit correction centers to be, you know, seventy five degrees. Well, and and that's what that's what Representative light said as well. He said look. Let's say we put this thing in place. And we're requiring everybody to check a box. However, many times a day the temperature is a certain temperature. And he said, you know, I guarantee you I'll get a phone call that it's higher than eighty five degrees. In in one of these facilities at some point during Texas summer. You know, you said it's been hot since eighteen fifty or something, you know, he said fixes prisons have been hot for forever. You know 'cause it's hot in the summer. So do you understand what I'm saying to that to run ducked into run new h avec, absolutely? I don't even know how manageable that is. But anyway, so what's going on in the school thing? Let's let's cross over for give you a couple of minutes here. What's going on in the school Bill on the house? I'd in is this gonna be the big Armageddon between the house and the Senate in this session. Well, the house their version of school finance reform Bill through committee. So once it it pending assignment from calendars committee, it'll head to the floor, and and do the one, you know, several minor changes from the original version, but the, but the main change is that the it's been stripped of the merit based pay component. And that's because since the pros. Well, it's because he teach your groups don't want it to be don't want pay to be tied to like student performance into the star test kind of is it because they're in like this new world order were you don't know where kids are coming from and your working off the same baseline. That's that's ondra. Standing is not. Kid comes from the same home. It's not as monolithic as it once was. Well, yeah. I mean there there are. You know, the like, for example, the Texas American federation of teachers says, you know, that the that it appreciate. The house leadership responding to these concern, and that this merit based pay idea and the rejection of this idea shows that. That this this relationship that that been sort of a societas with? Okay. So the students do well. And so that way that is based on this standard that were setting that means that the teacher gets a bonus or the teacher gets. And so the teachers are saying, you know, it shouldn't matter what what is each student performance. Kind of gets involved here. And and, you know, for the simple reason that I think you're onto something they're j that that, you know, every student has a different background every student has a different learning experience. I mean, I learned so differently from other students in my when I was going to school, and I learned similar, you know, everybody has a different experience while they're going through, you know, education, and I'm still learning. I mean, we're all still learning and west are still in school. So, you know, it's still this just because I get an Arab or a C just because I of my performance on the star test shouldn't necessarily be tied to to my teacher getting a you know being able to provide for for his or her family. And so I think that's kind of the root of this argument. I don't know how teachers to side what kids are going to be in their classrooms one day. That'd be a really interesting story that you should do one day. So that I don't have to do it. But I know. No, this that if it were merit based pay in elementary junior high and high school. I would have been selected like in the fourteenth round maybe thirtieth round in. No can't have my my paycheck tied up to that leasing kid because I wasn't a good learner at that level. But I guess we're just both making the same point there. Wes. Well, and and then you you you've got this. On the Senate side, this five thousand dollars across the board raise that it in one way solves that problem. But in other ways, create. Other one one time five thousand just it's baloney. And you don't even have to comment on it. Let me just refer. It's absolute horsecrap in. It's just gonna go this one time in it's a God who learned his lesson in the last election that being Lieutenant governor, and please make it go away. Let's just give them some money. Like, I said you don't have to come in on that. What are you working on for this week next week? We are. Right. I'm I'm getting over a cough is actually what I think you think too much during south southwest with. You know, I I managed to to do just just enough of the south by south west action to to check off all the boxes and and say away from the traffic. But now, we're, yeah, we're all of us in Austin are recovering from south by and all the crowds. And we I've got a story in the work. Not sure which actually when it's going to come out, but be on the lookout for it little conversation with them. Land Commissioner George p Bush. We we talked briefly about this this top Texan tournament. So we had a little bit of fun. There's this tournament that the that the general land office organizes every year, it's a four years running now, and basically is is the college playoff racket styles tournament, but you replace your favorite team with the important Texas historical figures, so you've got your Steven Austin. And you're saying Huston, and you've got your your Barbara, Jordan. And you're you're an Richard. Then you've also got like George strait up against Willie Nelson like Janice Joplin and Selena. So it it it's a fun mix of of your of encouraging Texans to learn about important figures in state history. But also, the there's some bragging rights. Involved. And I think you don't fun fact for us. We saw off your Wes. Barbara Jordan in Bob bullet couldn't stand one another. But guess who are buried next to one another about that? Yeah. There you go. There you go. That good. I'm talking to George people. And we talk about some other stuff some hurricane Harvey update the Alamo, and and how families doing after a kind of a rough year for the Bush family with the loss of Georgia are Briscoe. We're we're we're doing a little check in with with land Commissioner, and so you can look that coming up soon. Okay. Don't keep my Spence up. Did I make the filled sixty four in my one of the great Texans. You're a great Texan and all of our hearts, but you're not on the brackets didn't make to sixty maybe play in game. Maybe playing game me and Dan Patrick. All right. Appreciate who. Wis? Always as always good to talk with you. Likewise, stuck at the entire buddy tomorrow on the program gonna have Ross Ramsey, and then our friend might bizarre bizarre solutions coming up in. Appreciate you taking time to listen to the program, you always catches on the podcasts anywhere. You can find a podcast, even if you had to Google podcast, you go to whatever comes up in whether that be anchor apple I tunes or whatever the case might be Android. Google play. You can find every dish in of this program there on the podcast. Lot's people listen pre sheet, Hugh, listening whenever fashion informed gonna get home guy to get home. Grace, Linda, it's taken the floor tonight. We're going to see if she can get at least, seven rebounds. That's our goal for tonight in then to go back up if she. Hits. The she gets the. If she gets the rebound on her team side of the the floor if she gets her own rebound. She just needs to go back up. And that's what we need her to do tonight. So we're going to get home get home go to the ball game. And until next time, but he's avid good monologue for you tomorrow to place that you thought I might not ever go in that little accolades to Senator Charles Perry. Keep you tune in for that tomorrow on the program until next time ray-ban bunnies. 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Now, here's Steve Austin Harada William Steve Austin show. I I'm currently I don't make recharge batteries. But just because I'm recharged batteries. We still got business take care up. In the meantime, we'll be playing some of the most request Steve Austin show classics and been locked away in the archives. I got a great one for you this week. And here's my producer shown to tell you all about it. All right here, we go. It's time for another classic episode of the Steve Austin show. It's producer Sean bringing you number one. Seventy with the great Bill apter original air date November twentieth. Two thousand fourteen Bill after is most famous for being the face of the classic wrestling and egg scenes of the seventies eighties and nineties, particularly such titles. As pro wrestling illustrated, the wrestler inside wrestling sports view wrestling wrestling, superstars, and countless others. And Steve has a pretty good relationship with those magazines of often known as after bags because of bills rolling those publications, but Steve check this out Steve was named rookie of the year in pro wrestling illustrated for one thousand nine hundred who's also wrestler of the air in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight nine thousand nine hundred nine and two thousand and one and he's been ranked number one is the PWI five hundred in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and nine thousand nine nine not to mention the number of other accolades glee matches the year nineteen Ninety-seven with Bret Hart and these emission match at wrestlemania thirteen. This is all in the year end issue of pro wrestling illustrated, when they give out their awards and Steve's been a big part of that. And Steve had the chance to have Bill on the podcast to talk about Bill being in the business and covering the business for so many years and just talking about some wrestling memories. Some really good stuff here, including stories about eighty Kaufman, buddy Rogers von Eric's, Gary Hart and much more. Even the there's a story in near that. Steve. Talks about with Bill about Bill after was there when St. was getting an MRI for his a broken neck after his match with the Owen Hart at summer, slam ninety seven that's up. I was not aware of. But you'll be hearing it on this podcast and Bill after is still active today covering for a wrestling, just go to one wrestling dot com. And that's the numeral one wrestling dot com. Check it all things. Bill apter, a great man and a great podcast coming up in just a bit. But first, let's get to this day. Stevenson history today, being February twenty first we start off in nineteen Ninety-three in Baltimore, Maryland, where the W w tag team champions, Ricky steamboat and Shane Douglas defeated the Hollywood blonds, Steve Austin and Brian Perelman. Feels like groundhog day keeps saying that one. Also in one thousand nine hundred four in Columbia, South Carolina sting defeated US champion Steve Austin in a non title match after Colonel Robert Parker accidentally hit Steve with shoe who throws a shoe these days and nine thousand nine hundred five Detroit Michigan. Again, Marcus Alexander Bagwell and the patriots who we just heard from last week defeated Steve Austin and Lord Steven regal Steve Austin was substituting for Bobby Eaton at this time. And then we jumped to the WWF in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine in Washington DC, Steve Austin and mankind defeated WF world champion, the rock and Kane in Texas tornado match and finally in two thousand and one in Phoenix Arizona at a Monday night. Raw taping WWF hardcore champion, the big show defeated essay Rios Sada's time to Steve Austin on gonna tell you after the bout Steve Austin came to the ring and fond of a number wrestlers after having a staredown with the rock as the show went off the air with off and on floor and rock inside the ring that is your day in Stevenson history. For February twenty first got information from pro fight db dot com and the history of WWE dot com. All right coming up after the break. We're going to hear from Bill after the great Bill after on a classic episode of the Steve Austin show. Listen up. It may still be winner right now before you know, it spring is here. And that means it's time for your law to make a comeback as someone who likes my loan to be at main event level. I can tell you that I can take a real beating bugs he grout week thin, brownie, gresh, and so many damn weeds. You think it was Royal rumble? Well, our new sponsor Scotts turf builder. 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Thank you extreme to be here because still after set, so hey, you know, Bill we've we are history goes so far back you can get into the MRI store and all that other stuff. But would you? I know you're on a limited time schedule day, we're going to cover a hard sixty minutes with you. And if you know the chance come back, and we'll continue the conversation because someone who's been around businesses long as you have is seen as much you have there's no way one two or three conversations can covered. But nonetheless, let's get the ball rolling today. We we're going to be going all the way back to be talking about my days with ABRAHAM LINCOLN. And all this cares. What we could. I mean. Abraham LINCOLN was highly rated as a technical wrestler and probably had one of the greatest drop kicks in the history of the business. That's been lost. And some of the people stories. No this. However, he got mad because he never made it to number two spot in the rankings. You know, people take the spots very serious on a pro wrestling illustrated rank Sylla's listless is going to start with that the PWI five hundred was that started all I can't give you an exact eight on that. I'm not really sure because I've been gone from there for almost fourteen years now. But when the editor came up with that, we all looked at him with what blanks five hundred jives. Are you kidding me? And we would have like board meetings. We sit in the conference room for days and weeks with people in all the editors just arguing especially about who would be. Another one, and we always had complaints from the quote, unquote, smart fans that the number one guy was never like one these specialized Japanese guys or guy from Puerto Rico, Lucia, Duar, etc. And yeah, we we battled quite a bit to pick that top guy. And I'd say to pick the top one hundred which really difficult Nassar that a lot of guys just kind of fell into the same the same numbers. I mean, because you know, when you talk about five hundred guys, I'm so that's vast number now once you get into that one hundred you could really get a pretty good gauge on, you know, their activity on the national scale with different promotions five hundred I Leonard backing today was one thing when you had all the promotions. But still just the fact that you're trying to put some validity and real thought, but behind the ranking of five hundred people, so you know, I always figured that the pro wrestler, no, strain tough. Hundred was shoot when I ended up at number one. That's when I know you got it wrong. Was absolutely absolutely not only when you end up this number once when when everybody's era round up this as number one the most important to spots that we found out when I was back there in that five hundred was the number one guy, and who was Mr. five hundred and they were guys that were saying, listen, if you're gonna put me, you know, two or three hundred do me a favor and make me number five hundred because everyone will know who I am for that differ. That's five hundred differed from the ways that we did the ratings what I used to do in this is back in territorial days. And even when we did the pro wrestling illustrated weekly was I would call all the offices every week and speak to the promoter or somebody in the office to find out who the local champion is. And who the top challenges were? So when you saw rankings for like the. Awa the NWEA the WWF back, then Slava Charlotte, all of these places, including Japan, I had a guy in Japan as to talk to Koichi SS ally every week, and we would go over this. And that's how the top ten rankings were compiled, generally. And those guys were probably glad to work with you just to give their promotion, some some notoriety some some pub in a well-received magazine. Am am I correct because you know, back you are a lot of people say we were the the internet before the internet. And that's that's really true. I mean, I remember back in the seventies poll Jones who was a big star and the Carolinas and Georgia and a lot of other areas came to Madison Square Garden for one show since McMahon senior booked them for one Cheryl, and he came over to me after he had gone into the dressing room area. And he says, you know, what if I never realized? He says you guys have been doing stories on me for a few years people here knew who I was because of the magazine coverage, right? I always wanna I broken the business. It was back in nineteen eighty nine as you know, I was in nineteen ninety pro wrestling illustrated rookie of the year. And I have that I'm down here at the ranch Bill, and I had that plaque hanging right on the other side of the wall here in my office. I was very proud to receive that that award, but what are your first as low as you've been around the business? What are your first memories of the business like grown up as a kid what what attracted visits? How'd you get into it? Oh, growing up as a kid or any might my heroes. And it's mazing. They still have the passion for full wrestling slash splits into came in from the day. I I started watching it. And as we're talking today, whereas little kid my brother used to actually to come up on the bed with him. And he co move a little to the left. Now moving to the right topic. And he dropped kick me off the that's my older, brother. I have no idea what he was doing. And one night I passed by the TV, and I saw him watching this Di Antonino Argentina Araya. And that I said that was the drop kick came from. I started watching it with him. And then I remember this real cheap production show. I guess everything was cheap production that then called bedlam from Boston. And I was living in New York in Queens, New York, and as channel turning, and I saw this announcer and this wrestling dick, the bruiser talking with each other. He's an announcer was doing an interview and dick the bruiser was really upset at one of the questions, and he pull the announcement. The ring beat the crap out of and I find out later that that announcer was Lord Athol Layton, very well-spoken, British gentleman, and that kicked off that she, but I just. Something in that one moment. And that thing with Raka just sparked me they there was just so little by little I started cowboy Bob Ellis Johnny Valentine with his atomic skull crusher. And then and then the guy that talk like this pal the nature boy, buddy Rogers when he came into the ring old listening re stuff and strutting pointing to his temple and saying, I got it all up here pal. I was I was hooked forever. I'm gonna tell you story off of that where where lived in Nasmyth wings. I was so taken in by buddy Rogers. There was a store. Cross the street from the building where I live the hilltop lunch that and there was a gang of bullies that hung out cycle. The hilltop stompers may just be people. Just beat them up. I would come out of my building every night around eight thirty the next morning newspaper. And I struck like buddy Rogers, and they all knew like this. And they'd all say, hey, this nature. Boy, let's beat the crap out of them. And they beat the crap out of me, and I get up struts onto my temple and struck back across to my parents house across the street and do that every night. Where they picking on you every single night every single night every single night any any any any stories of revenge where you're able to avenge all these beatings one time, not not from the hilltop stompers. However, I think I may have been the first backyard wrestler, just buddy Rogers did figure for like lock. Right. And I had an open challenge with all the kids. My age were lifted rich food gardens the NASA that if anyone could break out of my figure for that. I can still put on people from within six seconds. I can still do this anybody could break out of my figure four I'll give them twenty five cents. So we had an area behind the building of grass, and they were chain a chain link fence, so the chain link was the ropes and the guys would challenge me every couple of days to see if they could break out of the figure four and only one guy did it because he's still count. Oy. Airlift's turn it over and reverse it and his foot went into my testicle so hard that I gave up. So so we area, but the area of grass that we wrestled on became a very bad place for my father because we hit created from wrestling there. We hit created a bowl spot grass in that area. And my father had to pay thousands dollar fine for me and my friends doing that to the the condo board. However that bolt spot. Just everybody knows who I am that became my signature. Now fish still have that bolt stuff, but it's on top of the head and with regards to these four other than the testicular pain which happened during the reversal. That was lead placement. The reversal of the figure four does not Mattingly. Trans firm the pain from the giver to the Givi, no nine. Voted when I when I saw when I still cowboy Bob Ellis turned it over him, buddy Rogers. I, you know. Oh my God. It seemed it seemed that buddy Rogers is one of the paint that point you seem you you speak very hot. But Rogers as advancement man and all my talks with him. He just loved the way that that buddy Rogers structured along the ring and ring, and you know, a lot of people don't know this. But Vince McMahon's walk to the ring was his version of the walk that buddy Rogers distrupt buddy Rogers used in real rugged because I was told that at to the version of Jackie Jerry Graham, originally, well, I actually thought it was a version of my walks. It'd be a mess law, but no straight out of inches mouth. It was his version of the strut used by buddy Rogers, because he he just really looked up to buddy Rogers. So speaking about buddy Rogers, he was obviously way before my time. But what was it about that guy that made him such a hot draw in that area? And we're what first of all I knew him on toward the latter part of his career when he made this. I I remember it he'd retire. Tired and my dad imams retired to West Palm Beach in nineteen seventy nine or so my dad went to the matches their free Monday night. And my dad call he says, you'll never believe who just wrestled. I says who said buddy Rogers said that he need to contact wants. No is buddy Rogers and the next Monday Rogers came back, and he gave my dad gave him my phone number who knows cellphones. Their and gay or two later. I get a Billy. This is funny Rogers if you'd think I'm retired. You're crazy and buddy deploy Suzy's act with the same the cockiness. I think what the what made him such a big star was number one. He looked incredible. He looked like a real athlete depression -cation carried himself like a star. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. And he always he downed all the baby faces, of course. And sometimes he had a manager do, but you always believe him. And you never thought anyone would be buddy largest their online and guts around that can do the job in the ring that if you can't get across what you're gonna do in in terms of promoting what you're doing. Then you know, there's a big link really missing. He had it all he he was just I just remember him on the interviews. And I think I still have some of his audio interviews on over reel to reel tapes here. But there was just a he was a charismatic guy, and you can count those kind of bad guys on one hand really that can do everything and it's worked in the ring was really really good because he was a bad guy. And he was champion. He got up and got he got he was usually beaten up a lot everybody thought. Oh, this next one is going to win the championship. He always said away. Pulling down and making you believe that he's not gonna lose ever. Even if it's the last five seconds of a sixty minute match. He's not going to lose that match. And when you were talking to all the different promoters in compiling their top ten list of front for progressing mistreated and going back to you know, as many years as you've watched the business was there any territory in particular that you really favored that their style of work. But because it seemed like each territory of still pro wrestling, but had a different style. And you coming from where you're at where there was Pennsylvania, New York area, more vivid w s country. Correct. Or w w w what was your what was your favorite territory that you've got a chance to cover and watch the work and the angles well back, Dan, the flip arrest illustrated. We had the wrestler inside wrestling magazine. I always said a fun. Yes. Personal funnest for those TVS days, Georgia Georgia championship personally in that extended down to Florida and also went back to just Charlotte because you know, they they ran a lot of the same territory. Of course, W W F was my home territory. So to say, you know, we get a good cover shot at the garden and stuff like that. And I loved it and Vinson news terrific to me, you know, flooding shoot and all this kind of stuff. But it was something hypnotic about the way they did the TV in that little studio in TV s where I never realized that, you know, years later, I would wind up, you know, having my own segment on one of the shows there on TV BSO came it came full circle. There was a charm smell. I feel to those old TBS shows, you know, Freddie, Miller and Gordon solely on the stable. Hey for bus is has been broken, and we will be right back. And you couldn't wait for them to come back from the break. Yeah. You couldn't wait. It was an excitement every time. They went to a break. There was a cliffhanger as a lifelong man Bill. And now, you know, obviously, we we've known him was a work alone. But when I was a kid in other little bit younger than you. But when I first fell into wrestling watching on TV, I was changing channels manually just like you were at seven or eight it was from the same Houston Coliseum. Houston. I fell in love with a business. Now, I've talked to many people on the show, and they always knew that it was fake in not the correct word to use. But they knew then no the term, but they knew it was at work or something was up. Now me on the other hand I bought in as a kid and later down the road. I mean, I would slowly go to this process of of coming up with okay something's going on here. But it's not really fake so to speak. So when you were washing did you buy as a kid? Did you always believe it was real? Or did you? Just know that it was the work. And that's just the way it was where were you on a spectrum? I never questioned when I was a kid. It was real to me as my friend for watching baseball and football. I was watching wrestling. Well, did you know wrestling with sticks? I didn't know it was broken. An absolute great sport one on one. But I look the other way and I defended it from a young age. I defended it I remember one time I was so mad. My dad wanted to get a new movie camera and I said the Thursday night at eight o'clock. And that's when wrestling was on from the capitol Rena in Washington DC, and in New York and just as the store is closing the head and the TV section there. The grand brothers against the best team brothers and the four of them were bullied in like it was not tomorrow and one of the sales ties that you watch that crap. That's all fake. I said, yeah, you do you don't know what state when I find the camera here I made my father's at the video camera down, and we ran out of the storm. No, I totally and then I never really questioned it. When I got into the business. They didn't know. Whether I knew or didn't know, but I never questioned it. Right. We covered pro wrestling like Sports Illustrated would cover any sport. Right. You did. That's the way. And I never let onto I never go over today. Hey, how much time even today and who's going over never did that? And I think that's why you know, fifty years later, I'm still here doing this. Because I I never asked about you know, if there were times promoters, would call me and say, it would be a good idea to to be insured next Wednesday night. Right. And I'd never say why I go to Stanley west and my mentor who ran the company, and he he understood he got it. No now, it's so what we call you Bill and say, hey, it's been good. I'd if you've been in Charlotte, and so you knew something's going to happen. Maybe big title change. Okay. Who's paying for the plane ticket? He did or the promoter. Okay. For no. Company. No, we never took anything from the promoters and all the the company that owned caressing straighted wrestler inside wrestling sports review. Wrestling said are the owner of that company publishing company? London publishing the standard west and all expenses were paid. I had I was on a weekly salary. That was freelancer was on the weakness. Owlry? Medical benefits everything so regular job there. But I remember one promoter in Florida who hadn't called me. But one of the restless, call me and one of the the promoter in Florida for his arm around the afterwards. And he said, how did you just have to be here tonight? And I said didn't you hear my parents moved down here eight years ago visiting my parents, how could I not come and shoot the matches here for the magazine fix my and big smile, and he hugged and he said, you got it. Don't you? I should. Yeah. Guys, you gods? Yeah. Exactly. I that the it was never said. But they always knew that I knew code of ethics right at went along with that business. Nobody had to talk about K Fave and the and the the the code of ethics. I'll never forget the first time. I one of the first times is in addressing room with second the third time in Charlotte and some guy walked in so many talking to Tommy young the referee and some other wrestlers Negocios that cafe. Yeah. I'm young look at him. He's just Kate. Save yourself is this still after the oh sorry. The guy knows it's all right? And I never broke it to the fans either. Because one sans we talked me about this. And I said listen to you told about wrestling, you know, I look at his sport. So I'll talk about wrestling all day and night, but I'm not going to defend fake or real and all that I should be the best athletes in the world. And this is I don't question with this is this is a sport to me. You know, how many days of the year the guys down the road the grind is relentless. And so that being said with all the territories that you were covering how often were you on the road? You know, because I mean, it was the same thing for you. What was your travel sharing like back in the day? Well, for example, if I went down to fan do you enjoy being on the road month? Get I still do I still I loved it. Absolutely. My wife didn't love it tonight. Looking. I mean, there would be times where I good in Florida. When Monday night was West Palm. Tom Tuesday was Tampa Wednesday was Jacksonville's Thursday was another town Friday was another town. Just follow the follow the voice of the week saying it Lanta Atlanta was the busiest weekend ever who has Friday nights in the seventies was the city auditorium on Friday night and Saturday, you do three hours of TV TVS that drives three hours to with Fred ward with promoting in Columbus to do one hour of TV and then you go do a spot show, Saturday nights somewhere like in Marietta, and then Sunday, they'd be an afternoon show and the night show. So in terms of photography. I get fifty sixty rolls Selm, and you know, twenty thirty interviews during a weekend. Lanta I loved it. I absolutely love it. I I I was fortunate enough for a guy who was a wrestling fan to get into the business. Not the one of the actual workers. Even though did that. At once not to be one of the actual workers. And yet be sent all over the world host Japan four or five times, England, Italy, Germany. I'm an wasn't for this business, and I didn't have to pay for plane tickets. We're gonna when you mentioned the pan and all the territories. What did you think about the Japan style of work versus what was going on the United States at the time when you were first going over there, and my destroying style. But I found Japan similar to a lot of the the lighter weight guys that I chain in the United States. But remember now I'd gone on a tour baba invited me over along the funk said kind of brokered that for me to go over there. And I was with Bruce Brody Superfly Jimmy saw the my only toppers STAN Hansen, but deviancy, and so the style there was the guys that I was with were. For adapting their styles to the styles of the guys in Japan. Right. And I you know to see the guys that I saw in America like Superfly Jimmy Snuka. Turn it up a bit and do his best in Japan against Japanese. Guys was amazing. Probably one of the scariest things that ever seen in my life. Nobody told me this is going to happen. I decide to run shooting pictures, and I turn around, and there's all these thousands and thousands of Japanese fans behind me. And all of a sudden, I hear the dressing room door opens a nest scattering and running in fear and terror, and if stomping all over the place trying to get I felt like I'd still always come out of the freshman Anson Brody swinging the huge chains, and they didn't give him who they will hit or whatever. And I got pushed down and like stomped on by these fans there, I'm telling you, it's like a gun fill a movie second night. I y up for that. I went onto the ring Brody and Japan and got to the ring. But that was absolutely terrifying. But then you had, you know, the the great scientific wrestlers like to the OSCE on the tour, and I used to love the way the ring announced his now DVR sit-in. And is it just it was so different. And yet it's still took place in in four corners. And I loved it, man. I used to watch the same things that you were there in person. But I saw some of the things when Broden answers came out swinging account on end of that Malraux. And is scared shitless, quite frankly as some of the people were in the audience because there's a photo shoot and honor to get to get like running a bowls. There's almost an honor to get lit up by bell. They probably wouldn't give. But and they and Brody enhance and did not give a damn. And I thought, you know, and of course, Brody was a big star wherever he went into world stand. I thought most specifically. Japan he was suited for that. And man when you talk about work at strong style. I mean, those two guys really thrived in that environment. And also have this far as your scientific style who a lot of people enjoy funk when I first started in the business per I thought his style was a little bit more boring. But when I when I started educating myself and became a hand wringing a mechanic, I really appreciated. What door was doing really in Japan. I love doors work over Japan. And it was really looked up to. But he was a guy that the from the famous funk family, and of course, Terry was probably the mo- more well known of the two doors work over there. I he would grind you. He would. I was talking to Rick flair the other day. He said he would kind of always leaned on you entire you out. But I really loved Dory style over there. Oh, yeah. I get you a heat at cherry. Of course, if stance are so different and which in Asia with Dory. He just came back from Japan. He was. In in passenger there, but he still wrestles on his own bang from ocean regularly. And he's still, you know, he's still doing it. And he never stopped. And he's he's still got it. Hey, you mentioned earlier we were talking about buddy Rogers. We live about Jack Brisco because I hear so talk about how bad ass Jack Brisco was, but I really never got a chance to see him work. But anybody in the veterans that I talked to speak with high regard about just gut Jack Brisco when he was the world champion and the ring periods and that check for still I and Stanley west in my mentor before eighth and Hyatt's fulltime. He said to me, I gotta do sports. Get any grand is bringing young Hanson kick. Jack lists go to the gone. You get an interview with Brisco, and you can work in these soul time. So yes chief I've seen the Olsen very white. So I got the garden and Graham, and she'd do need to Jack. And of course, check did the interview g I. Audiotape it congenital, discreet force down. He could have been a radio personality back there. But when I saw him in the ring that the garden big put him against my Carlos who or someone who wouldn't exactly compliment where I could best when I still Jack restores his best. I saw four or five times his one hour matches against ROY fun junior entered this day when people ask me two point two great matches. They photographed and seen throughout the years because to me there by every different era. Yeah. Risco funk is the nets Jack Brisco was just fantastic for wrestler, very focused in the rain. He didn't play to the fans is a plane guy. He came into the Ramey. Be introducing waves to the fans, of course, then it was all business. The ring binder resigned. It was. And it was highly respected as shooters. Well, so anytime you could work with him. If you wanted to get smart with him. Well, then he can he can show you or two in regards to that. Oh, I he understood the Jerry. Of course, you know, they were both fine amateur Aslam. They'll you know, you you wouldn't want to cross cross either one of them. So to say and haven't let's say you just bought a house bad news is you're one step closer to becoming your parents. 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Download Ben greenfield fitness every Wednesday. And don't miss Ben on the Adam Corolla show on podcast one or wherever you get your favorite podcasts book that was helpful a pigeon Exxon. This is the Steve Austin show. What did you think when the territory started grad because letting them all out of business? Well, it upset me, of course. Because I I was one of the things are tied into the territories drying up because the W W F at that point was starting to expand that we were losing with real. So the magazines rice WWE had their own nagazine, and they didn't want together magazines as part of what they were doing. So this this is situation that became very difficult to us. But to answer your question on a personal level. I hated to see the the territories. And because first of all lot of people will put out of work w w s did not take a lotta guys. So the. Say, but there was that feeling about the the independent. Territories that that's smaller homegrown feeling at those arenas that even the Indies today are still trying to bring back in some way. But it still doesn't feel like the days of their territories. Territories seemed to be more official that well, you know, you have national wrestling alliance and all the territories. You had the Awa over their little territories and stuff like that. And and other promotions. So yeah, it it was in hurt to see that go away. Really didn't. That's why I remember so many good things in the territories. Because you know, I grew up in my career round the territories. You is so many guys. I mean, so many territories, you know, guys when working territory for wanted to take take mucho man for for instance, when he first started out, and then I guess it was what his. Father's promotion. I say w and then went to Memphis. And then that's where you know, he really honed his craft and came up with the macho man thing, and of course, by the time, he got to WWF he had been working but six eight years and was already a hell Acis worker, and then he went up there. But these days without all the territories there's there's just not any place for guys to really get on the road and work in front of any crowds and make a little bit of money to be able to stay on road. And keep learning are characterized dealer groups like wing upon her, of course around that. It's still a really good breeding ground for future stars supposed to tell me that make -nificant for forming center and annexed tea, which I'm hoping he was I loved it. And people to do the whole the whole field of that's got that old school feel about it. I hope thing. Yes. I'm hoping that's going to become a territorial. Heart of what w w e-. But yeah, the territory's, unfortunately, you know, the the last gasping breadth survival. I was there at so much of that. And it really hurts. It really really hurt. And you know, you were you were in so many territories to I mean to just only years you spent world-class which which at one point everyone thought was going to be the next w w s man there's going so hot there. And then Joel stern, you know, just kinda started taking a downturn. When a lotta guys, and and the monitors and start off, and it just turned into what it turned into. So I was it was a sad time. What we what are your thoughts on just hold on our legacy? And you know, now as as far as the boys go you have Kevin is the only guy left. He's limited Hawaii his boys now getting into business. I wish your mother Leckrone interested to see how their careers play out. But he continued as different business now. Oh, it's never business now. But what we thought all the the trash it with the botox happened. Well, I had been around those guys many times. Oh, they made me the forefront, Eric that's what they used to call the o- very close with Kerry. Kevin David, and especially with David and his wife, Trish, David. And I'm at the first time in slaughter when he was working for any Graham, we came really good friends, and he invited me along with these crepe Peters some harassing listed dancers ranch for day. And we spent quality time with him his wife is brothers. I'll never forget years later as middle of the night. And one of my charter refers Kitto could Jimmy Suzuki calls need from Japan and shit either by Eric. Stay issue. What should they had daily run, Eric? He's did tweet, you know, three o'clock in the morning. You can you can vary. Decipher what someone saying on the phone that you hear the word dead. And then I I called him back after I woke up, it's twenty minutes later. It was shocked because that was the first wrestler. I really knew well who died. And your Jimmy's dog over there's one that gave you that. Call right. Yes. Yes. Yeah. And I I was shocked with this. The first I ever knew died, and I went down to the funeral. And it was one of the most devastating devastating moments. Her saly end, this is wise of my life. He was here was this young kid who is slated probably to become the NWEA world champion, and I just seen him a few weeks before and he stands so. Yeah. That and then of course, he came very close with Kerry. And when he died again, it was total shock and just nee. And then when the other kids, I mean, I talked to Kevin a few months ago. And I'm so glad. Kevin this year that he's around that. He's tent and he moves out in the jungle. He said in Hawaii is seven business seven elevens out where he lives, but the legacy of the von Eric's. It's unfortunate that too many people remember them for what the negatives were way that they all tragically died, then be great, athletes and performers that they were in the rank on day one and come in from Texas, and you know, world class championship. Wrestling was a big part of my childhood growing up. I found that after I found Houston wrestling. And then finally, you know, got a football scholarship to North Texas state, which is in Denton, Texas, thirty miles from Dallas, Texas. So I would pay my money on Fridays Friday nights or Saturday mornings because they went live on Friday night and Saturday morning TV taping which an air that night. Okay. TV channel eleven and man, you know, the von Eric's in the free birds, and man that place was on. Fire and this started re around to me. He's just hit another great point three Barrett's. Oh my God. Oh. Oh. There you go to three birds before you go the free bars. I mean, the von Eric's were rock stars at loud people. You know, if you weren't in Texas, you don't quite understand grasp of how hot those kids were just good looking kids. Everybody loved them guys and gals loved them. And then mom said when like Michael PSA's tells the story he gets set call I think it was from Gary Hart, you guys need to come down. Here. We can make some money, and they went out to check it out, and they were blown away with what Dallas was doing. I thought the free birds were phenomenal. Richard. Dick combination of the free birds being locked stars straight USA on Eric's was was absolutely incredible. And you mentioned another name and there who is such and I'm gonna use the word genius in that promotion, and that was all fun, Gary Hart. He had Sicher great creative minds. How long has to know Gary. 'cause I I'm very well. He gave me another job. I mean, you know, once once there's an US, no w dry dried up little bit. So I worked on the side for Gary Hart over at Metroplex arena. And that's when I was a tag team with California's done rod price as a change to really get inside Gary mind for the business because I was too green to really understand the level with which he was coming from. But Gary was very interesting guy. I just had a great time reading his out of Agassi, which they refusing the publish anymore. But what did you find about Gary, and it was so fascinating or made him? So you know, such a genius with an. Business. You know, like they say Nancy Reagan ran Ronald Reagan. I think in a lot of ways Gary Hart wrench Richland Eric. He had a lot of love aether there. What a helluva relationship those two head because it was and I used to one of the things I have to back up a little what Gary was very laid back who's very little very rare. He get net, and they'd here guys come on over and saying he Gary, what do you want me to do in match tonight? What are we doing tomorrow? And it's just very casually, and I gotta do my carry heart. He go a man. Oh, want you to do Scone the ring to you think to ten to fifteen minutes come out get your money come back tomorrow? That's how laid back. He was like that old time. But when it came to business when it came to business. Gary was incredible creator a lot of people like intend to the mind that he Graham because she was always coming up with different. Angles different storylines, and he was never afraid to give a young guy a break or even one of the older guys who come up with a scenario that Jerry thought would work, and I I happen to be toward the time that I used to go down to Texas to cover the matches. Lord, I make you with you flowing, blonde hair. Yup. There I used to go out with Gary and Eckstein born was still around at that point. And we go and sit for hours to stuffing wrestling strategy and Gary assist. I don't know. I it was just something about him that even though he has family and all that the only thing on his mind. Twenty four seven was the business in lived eight Frank slipped the business, and that's what separated vested separates these rates creators from the rest of where you brought another name of. And we you said his name twice Eddie Graham now here was. Who is also known as the genius of finishes. So what was it about eighty gram? That was just so special in regards to finishes. Great question. And I wish I could give you an answer. But I don't know. I mean, he just seemed to finishes down in that Florida territory all seem to be all right all the time. Evert some of the guys who worked at that terr- joy. I mean, you you basically have your match which you would basically call it a ring. But in regards to the finish. I mean that finish could be five to ten minutes low, and whatever his instructions were that's that's exactly what he wanted coming out of that match. You can do whatever you wanted. But when a Finnish came down. It was a wealthy on it has to lead to the next step to do business and draw on the next card that we're going to have and you know, he imparted a lot of his learning into his protege dusty Rhodes, yes who took a lot of that. And bought it's Jim. Promotions. When he worked for Jim Crockett. And the also, you know, he was trained in Florida by any Graham to do that before an unknown that we're on a hard six minute countdown because of your schedule the day. But I know when we were talking last night where Senate if you text messages in you wanna talk a little bit about some of the anti confidence stuff down in the US away. And I want to get to the cascade story because you had a long history from when I first met you getting into business, but Toby anti conference stories about. You know, when his he feuded with Lawler US nebula way, a lot of the younger generation don't know scout. This was a hell of a dance you'd here. And I'll tell you and Jerry Lawler, we'll tell you the same thing that if it wasn't for me, connecting them this thing, they never happened. Oh, so you were rolling you the guy. Yeah. I've had. Well, here's how it happened. Andy Kathleen used to come to Madison Square or and he used to try and get into Vince seniors ear for learning wrestle at the garden. And you know, since senior wasn't into told showbiz aspect of this whole thing. So one night and became over to me. He knew who I was and Zine I knew he was locked. Yeah. Actually. And he asked me he wanted to talk. And so I go home he said where do you live and should in queens who said had he get there? I said I checked the subway say can I go with you? I said sure. So here I am on the train going from N station. To union turnpike in queens with Andy councilman the guy that's starring in taxing sitting next to the on the subway and people are going like, Jessica. We should say Hello to people. So we got up to my apartment and at that point. I was living with an Australian girl wrestler of she was my best friend, and he was Susan Sexton. And she used to like when we had wrestler's up the apartment there because we talk for business a little while. But he was a three or four hours you'll be shitting. Their holy wanted to do is talk about Honey Rogers in Fred blassie, and how he wanted to be buddy Rogers and wanted to be free glasses. And I remember one night. Suzanne was in the couch and him, and she says keep can talk about she just yet, you know, anything about the Ramones or AC DC. And then she just looked at him that went into bedroom put on a headphones never saw again. So I count on. I said you have to understand that Vincent van. She is not going to let you do this. And maybe it's something to do with the commission to convince junior knew that Andy. Salamn one even had I think four chesting one point. So I said I said, I got a friend in Memphis, Tennessee name, Jerry Lawler. And I said that territory has they do stick that they're like, Frankenstein monster different things. Like that Dracula on, you know, maybe we go on he says, well, you think you can get in touch with him. And I said, well, let's call them right now. And he looked at his watch. He says it's one o'clock in the morning. He said, so we'll wait till the morning and cost tell knows he's one of the wrestler is probably just from an in. Or should we stay up all night? So I called Jerry Lawler. And he says, hey, Bill, how're you doing? I said sign I said I told him who I had in my apartment, and he pulled us, and he says you got Andy Coffman guy from taxiing your rule Roach infested apartment, they're in coins. She yeah, he said can I talk to him? I said he wants to talk to you. So I put Andy on and they talked for about twenty minutes. And Andy got off the phone, and he says he wants to meet me. This is the guy that starring in taxi. Biggest comedy hit in the world and Jerry Lawler wants to meet him. And this is the biggest thing in his life now. So from there, he went down a few days, later and Lawler and Jared and Jimmy Hart put the keen ignition and that's outta going. So when the feud started and the Letterman show happened I was also one of the people that helped get the Letterman show to book them as well. And I was at the Letterman show there, and I didn't know what was going to happen. I had no idea. But I at that point if I would have thought to myself that this was a shoot, I would've thought that definitely. And you know, eventually years new years later, I never thought Andy Kaufman, wishy comic genius. I loved him as lot right? He invited my wife and I down to catch a rising stores like tenth anniversary in New York. And he had a plant guy in the audience. And I I didn't know this and he came out after a minute or two comedy the plant goes out. Andy what q Andy looked dead immature? We'll thank you very much. Skew this one on for twenty minutes. Now, you know, how you know? And there are people in the audience hysterical. I'm looking at my wife, and we sitting at a table next to live Manelli and a whole bunch of other celebrities, and they were all looking like, they're all gonna walk out. So I never thought he was a comic genius. And I remember probably five years after he died. He never kept intelligent when he was sick. By the way, he just brought up out of contact with with almost everyone the five years after he died, I found that's Judd Hirsch, the other one of the other stores from Tennessee up during in a show in New York called I'm not Rappaport. And I don't know why something can tell me to go and say Hello to him. So I went to the theater, and he was just coming in. And I said, Mr. hurston introduce myself. My name is still have to run. And I'm the guy who helped get any counseling into pro wrestling. And he put his arm around me me over to the side because he didn't want anybody else to here. And he said, I guess you think I'm gonna thank you. But he said that was a miserable time for the whole cast because Andy Mr. hertzel's Andy with an Andy Andy was. Pro wrestler at that time, and it hurt us. All should I don't feel you for it. But we never liked any of that stuff that he did. Mating me that is amazing. But I mean. If if enemy people want to go back at watch this stuff, it's on YouTube, just just Google anything that has to do with Jerry Lawler ninety coffin and just the whole funeral whole angle. I'm and these are back in the days. I mean, he'll it was a shoot because oh, it was straight up shoot. And from rolling air trucks about it. And what I can repeal now is something I wouldn't repeal years ago said after the Letterman show, I went up to lo-lose hotel room Craig Peterson Lola's lifeless there and molar invites me into the room and closes the door and somebody taps me on the Bannock. And it was Andy they had just worked the entire universe. He goes to the next day the photos that crate Peterson I shot at the Letterman show will picked up the wire, we ran over to Associated Press and gave them the pictures, and it was on every major newspaper the next day. That's great. That's great. Lower today that that hits Waller wanted to come out to our editorial offices, Mr. west, and my mentor was like in senior no show biz stuff. So I told him what happened the night before? And he wasn't impressed. And I said can we send a car to get Jerry long? He said, no, let him take the Long Island railroad like everybody else. So here's the guy now who's faces on the cover of every newspaper, and he's taking a long Long Island railroad back to our office in the bay heaven Firdaus. So there's not have big of star Yar if somebody doesn't buy you, you know, you're on the subway, but yet had that moment in my apartment, not happen at the timing everything that that's a might have happen. Maybe. But I don't think it would have had the momentum because everything just everything just fired correctly from the moment that painting I met to let school Jerry Lola. I could've said, hey, let's call eighty gram. So for some reason that Memphis territory, and the way we were putting them in the magazine, it was offended like it was a doodle sticks type of territory because they had characters I knew this would fly there. I know no doubt my. But there are other things that I've done that people don't know it. So that's just the loans office called called our office. One time that they were looking for a certain type to play opposite semester, long Iraqi three and the. Girl who called this is what we're looking for. And I sent this girl pictures this veteran guy superstar, Billy Graham and this new guy by the name of Terry believe whole Rankin. So I sent it. They they actually send it to fed ex. So the next day. I get a call from the secretary could you send us more pictures of Terri Valeo? Yep. Which I did. So they wanted to talk to him, and we were the magazines at that point would banned from the WWF warring allowed to share. So I called on old schooling. I called a bunch of people. And then I finally called hopes mother. He was I was always since he started. I was always friendly with him. And I knew his mom and dad, and I used to when the ban was on anytime I needed to get the ban with the magazine's one allowed them to the matches. I would always contact in through his mother. So I called his mother, and I said so vista Stallone wants to talk to Terry. And that's how that got started. And. Your rib to begin with he kept. Yeah. Wouldn't wouldn't come? Yeah. Yeah. But everybody from Arnold schooling to everyone in the office all took credit for doing that. I call school. And I said could you give him the message so hokey and didn't realize it that five years ago? I told him the story of how this happened. I really think I got all the pictures to the magazine of you against alone in the movie that your mother's sent them to me. It's the thank you gift. He didn't know that. Hey, you brought up a real interesting name guy that I was a big fan of superstar Billy Graham Bank in his heyday. And you know, his DVD that the WWE turned out of him to twenty years too. So the guy was head of his time. Because when I look at what Billy Graham daddy was talking all that trash, and you know, hit you generated a lot of heat initially. And then he becomes so entertaining that people started buying into him as a baby face. But then actually. Warrior. Yeah. But but then seeing your you know, that he dropped the belt buy back land and almost dropped off the face of the earth. He could have been really the I don't go Steve Ouston in regards to what he could have done in a business, but they didn't have the foresight. Then it seems seemingly to me looking back hindsight being twenty twenty. But he was original guy that, you know, all they had to do was transition his opponents, and that guy would have turned into a monster. Baby face at the agree, actually. And yet totally agree. And one of the great things I love to that stuff. Stubbornly Graham, if he was great helps promote or he would he would be in the rain putting chin lock on dusty Rhodes put this on the cover Bill, but that's how the cover jobs. You know, he he and he called he keep in touch by phone to let me know where he is. And when he lives on Long Island, which is just three miles away from the feet of your offices. He's up there all the time whenever he wanted to be. I always loved people that went out of their way to push themselves because it was great for the magazines. But man, I tell you what it was just a magic on a microphone and just watching some of that oh footage of him in Madison Square Garden, whether it was just the ringside interviewer inside ring with Vincent, man. And even going back to some of the stuff when what would that have been in Awa when Wally carbo was interviewing him? Yes. Yeah. Yeah. That was great Steph. But it would. But when he was in the WWE s that was the peak of what he was becoming but he was in a zone, and I talked to Billy about five years ago. I said Mana said the look in your eyes when you went out there. I mean, you were the superstar that was no essay engine. You weren't trying to be the superstar. And he'd just had that look at his eyes that he believed a thousand percent and everything that he said talking about, you know, swim across Atlantic Ocean, lifting eight thousand pounds this. I mean, it was all bullshit as we know in regards to miracle. But he, but he the way he said it mean like, surely, you know, it's bullshit. But I so winner tainting I've got to love it. Hey, listen before I go 'cause she the clocks down to like three minutes. Here. We got your stuff. Yeah. Well, we're measuring dot com. This of course, my home on the internet, and that's the number one not not not only number one wrestling nut com. Number one, Viking Chinese food. It's number one. You can tweet me after one wrestling against the number one. But I wanna break something on your hot casts here because I haven't a few a handful of people know this, but several years ago longtime ago, I was supposed by Ishi w press in Canada. It's not easy Gobi, the wrestling companies entertainment culture writing for write a book, and I put it off. And I put it off put it off. And finally in the last year and a half, I put it together. And they gave me deadline which was this past September in the book should be out in all the bookstores and Amazon it cetera next year hopefully in October or November, it's not a tell all book. It's not a book where it's about what I did with the guys in the business. I it. It's no, you know, after is going to expose this X. They're going to be stories like for example, when I wrote in a bitchy wary in the early seventies of air cat, right in the magazine. And then I got a letter from San you've made a grave error. And there was a picture of cat. Right. Wrestling in Toronto the week before that the guy wasn't dead stuff. Like that my trip does the time with you and the MRI where I held your feet. You're limited at another been a book. But here's the thing. I've gotten dropped on my head and mental adds New Jersey. I was a transient quadriplegic for a minute. I thought it was gonna be paralyzed for the rest of my life, the number, and it was you know, I I called all, you know, at autumn Linda match told Owen Rolla from the wind because I had to get out of that match because there was a kiss my ass stipulation to the loser. And I was going to put myself in that position. I was supposed to. Go over with a stone cold stunner. Anyway, it was a worse roll up in the history of the business. But after that, you know, they drove me to the hospital everything turned out negative. I didn't need Bruce spinal cord, I would find that out some months later. But anyway, you were there when I got that MRI at first one earned Philly for Dr Torg selfish. Dr Torbas kind of the leading specialist at the time for what is called when you receive a blow to the hot topic head that is an actual load number one cause of quadriplegic some the gas manifesto, you know, have gone through that same thing. And I'm highly claustrophobic, and I started sliding me that MRI tube. And I'm not the biggest guy in the world. But those tubes are kind of smiled as well. So scrunching my shoulders up, and they would put me in that tube. And I was like starting to freak out a little bit. I said guys back me up. And I said, okay, guys ready put me back in. They started giving me a little bit southern to two guys back me out. And finally, you were there because you were taking pictures, I still save some of those pitchers that you gave me. Us at Bill, and I had a pair of short socks on his booty sucks. Marriage aware. I didn't wear long socks because they weighed me down drop kick. And I said Bill would you please hold on a foot? So I know someone's here with me to get get my acid as to now you're talking about that toughest son of a bitch in the history of the WWF. And he doesn't want to go on a two. So our lied on my long time buddy Bill after the hold onto my foot because you know, what Bill I come from the best is a pro wrestler. What I figured, you know, someone's gonna pull a rib on me someone's gonna put a cap on one into that Murad tube and a capital other because I can't get out. And I knew that if you had my foot someone would be there for me. So that's a true story. And I look forward to reading that and everything else in the book. He realized that those sucks we could have kept and sold them on EBay and they've had to work a day in our lives. You know, these are the cata stores, but you don't need to tell all catella all 'cause I think just covered now. Yeah. The road that you travel in the business appro Resmed covering the the the the biggest ours from the top to the bottom by just a lifetime in business. Appro wrestling one last question, did you ever think when you first started getting into the business and getting paid for your work that it would last this loan? No, no. But I, you know, what I'm the type of person that when I like a business or person and totally devoted to that w w asked off meet jobs three times three times during the years. I worked for Stanley Weston. And because of who I am I didn't wanna leave sandy west he listened. So did I realized that would stay this long? Yeah. People ask me when you going to stop all this and the tire like all nice old Jewish guys in Florida, and I should have until I can keep doing this, mentally and physically I still love it just like the for just like Vince McMahon that glow in the is there free. Morning, and they can't wait to get up and do this and just as a side thing just to let you know that, you know, a lotta people sit and able to on these calls during the day and all that for the past seven years, very quietly working for a nonprofit in the state of Pennsylvania and Delaware County for company called the head H E D, And they're a nonprofit company and the focus is to help persons with disabilities. Find real jobs real competitive jobs. And I last year I think I'd say about twenty people in put quality jobs and the thing that I'm doing fulltime with pro wrestling. I'm still there fulltime, and I do that fulltime as well. They complement each other. Because I meet a lot of employers who I know who you know, who I am, and I can bring the message of what this company is doing to them as well. And I meet a lot of people. Let fans with disabilities out in the field. Who differently now because even though I always health persons who disabilities volunteer when I was a kid. It's a different focus now because you know, you can't be out there, and you can work. You don't have to be shutting on us. A that's good work Bill next time. I talk with you a lump talking about some of them, you know, all Heyman back in the day when he was snapping pictures and George Napolitano's another name comes up, but just some of the ringside stuff shenanigans. Because one we gotta talk about your ex wife. I knew every one of them do that'd be a that'd be a trilogy of six hours shows of very sad. Hey, his name is Bill apter along them friend. And when I think pro wrestling, I think no after and you can follow him on Twitter at after one wrestling and one wrestling dot com is his website and Bill. It was good talking to you. I'll do my and I do my sign off. Yes. You can. Thank you, still Steve Austin. End for stone cold Steve Austin and Bill after here. One wrestling dot com. Seeing you at the matches. 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I'm flattered if you recognize me, but somebody who was a bit drunk all I know what it was at a stadium doing a show. And this guy is leaning over the rail. Anthony. And I was kind of in a kind of across any boot which I get for those. For those. Knock an answer trying to show the same time during a commercial and getting traffic in my ear from back in the studio in the control room and all that. Anthony lie. I'm in. This guy was drunk like yelled at six times. I look up. I go. I'm not Anthony. That's now. Normally you call my Anthony. I respond, look, whatever. Again, I'm flattered. You recognize watch the show. I'm nice, I'm nice to people in public always. But this guy was just screaming and screaming and screaming finally go not Anthony yet. You are. I know. That's it. No, you mean. Well, but just stop screaming like that. Anyway. I digress. There was a game less which think of the game. Now what you expected, right? First of all, you didn't think those one against it to meeting first place team at the Texans and a second place team meeting the dolphins. It turned out to be granted a little bit of a blow at the end is Joe buck pointed out, I think fourteen to ten at the half. And then it kinda got out of hand there. But it had it had craziness had that Madden glitch of a catch. Devante parker. Had that ridiculous catch for the Andre Hopkins that didn't count that coulda. Woulda shoulda. Counted? You had you had to Shawn Watson throwing five touchdowns sadly will fuller blowing ACL that was confirmed this morning. We'll fuller on. Fortunately, number fifteen for the Texans is out for the season. But in the end, here's what you had you had to teams now heading in vastly different directions. You have the Texans now winning five in a row. They have three remaining division games at home. And they have a bye. This is their division to lose right now. After opening in three. There are not many teams that open omen three. And then you get to the halfway point. And you say this is their division to lose. But that's what Bill O'Brien and the Texans have done. And then you have the dolphins who opened so. Well. And now you have no idea where they're going to be. You have no idea who their quarterback is not only the remainder of this season. But next season you have Adam gays saying he's open to anything. He hasn't thought about it yet. What asked point blank are you going to fire your defensive coordinator who was losing his religion on the sideline last night? And I believe throwing a Microsoft surface. And and you have a defense that can't tackle period. And can't stop the run. The best thing going for last night there. Two running backs in the vantera Parker and Frank gore. Who's fifty two years old and amazing and Kenyan Drake as well. And the dolphins are flat-footed at foreign four. And who knows where they are heading into the second half of the season because they're not catching the patriots. They faced him once all ready, and they will run out of the building and Foxborough. And sure things may be different Brockman win that game. Is that the inevitable? Patriots. Dolphins December game that we always get in Miami. Usually. Okay, sure, I mean history dictates the dolphins can win that game. But come on. They're they're not catching the patriots. They're fighting for a wildcard, and maybe they can fix what's wrong and and make a wildcard, but you have to teams heading vastly vastly different directions. That's the NFL with a long list of injuries and updates to get you the full week eight schedule, which I hope you watch. Join me. On NFL Sunday ticket exclusively direct TV coming up on Sunday and watch the red zone channel now in its fourteenth season in your twenty five of Sunday ticket fourteenth season. We're on seven oh three coming up on Sunday. The first the best the original watch it. Thank you. All right, more weekday coming up later. But as we tell you the Lakers one last night, they beat the Denver Nuggets in Kobe was there there is the report last night as well from Adrian. Whoa. Genero sqi whose name I used to mess up all the time when I did a radio show. He was on all the time. He's amazing. It was not nearly the superstar. He is now in the pulled me aside one day at Staples like twelve years going and goes, you know, you're messing my name up. No, I'm sorry. But everyone messed it up back then because he wasn't a big superstar. Anyway, why did I make myself part of that story? It's not important. Adrian Wootton hausky says that the rockets have offered. Four not one not two not three four first round picks. Not for LeBron. But for Jimmy Butler, who I like and fantastic hair. And stage that whole everyone come and watch me practice. So I could throw a fit thing two weeks ago. And that was staged you better believe it fake protest that was a fake protest. But they've offered four first round picks for Jimmy Butler. Now, that's this thing. They're NBA first round picks, which which don't hold the same value say NFL first round picks and the NBA. You can't do it in successive years. So they'd be spread out like nineteen twenty one twenty three twenty seven. None of us have any clue where we're going to be in twenty twenty seven or even if there is an NBA, or if the Houston Rockets won't be playing in Shanghai at that point, right? But four first round picks. We have no idea the lottery protection. But there are only so many restrictions. You could put on these four Jimmy Butler bless your heart. We can all agree. Eight worth four first round picks. So it led us to ask and think aloud here during the break is Kenny Loggins still alive. No that was a different conversation. His Kenny Loggins is still alive. Much Reno on December thirtieth and Brockman, and I are going Michael burger? Watching who he is. But you should look up. Anyway, where were we is there any NFL player for whom you would trade four first round picks? Oh my gosh. No one in the NFL is untouchable for four first round picks. No one no one. Now, I would say this. If Andy Reid was offered four first round picks for Patrick Mahomes. Now, he might have done it in July. Sure probably wouldn't have done it the day before the season. Now this conversation. This discussion is kind of skewed by the fact that we're at week eight. So if you were to trade a quarterback, and by the way, the quarterback is likely the player that you would trade for four ones. You don't trade the quarterback week eight if your team is any good because you're tanking the season at that point. But if the Packers were offered four number ones for Aaron Rodgers their three two and one they're likely. I don't know. Can they win the division? Sure. Maybe they have a tough schedule coming up, though, tough tough. And remember, there's no owner. There's Mark Murphy would they trade him for four number ones. Now, the flip side of that is would any NFL team reasonably offer for number ones for anyone. And I don't think the answer is. Yes. I mean, if I went to pick a team that needs a quarterback pick a team New York Giants the New York football giants. And I said. For four number one picks. You can have. What quarterback pick a quarterback any quarterback to? Let's do Aaron Rodgers Rogers Aaron Rodgers at what thirty to think. So okay. Would Dave Gettleman. Would he do that thirty four year old thirty four tough one injury prone hate to say it? He's a warrior, but has had some injuries. Okay. Four number ones. Would he do it? If you're the Packers. The packers. Absolutely do it. Yes. You do. What about Patrick Mahomes? The giants do not give four for Patrick. Tmz because the sample size is in big enough as much as I love Patrick Mahomes. The sample size isn't big enough. What are they six into? Five into Judah chef tones, fixing one. There's six in one. Okay. They're six and one. He started eight NFL games. He's been amazing. He's gonna start his ninth this week. And the third against the Broncos a third of his career starts after this week. We'll have come against the Denver Broncos a good team. Good defensively st-. But I don't know that anybody gives a four number ones for Patrick Mahomes. No running back is going to get four number ones. Khalil mack. Got a bounty. Herschel Walker was three number ones. It's a different age. Joey Galloway two number ones different age. The fact that the the raiders got. Number one for Amari Cooper stunning. But from the Cowboys perspective kind of make sense, it kind of makes sense. You're hoping your your number one pick is the lower half of the first round. Amari Cooper is only twenty four years old comparison Calvin ridley's going to turn twenty four Amari Cooper is only twenty four he to pro seasons behind him. Yes. He's had the drop sees the last couple of years. Now, the the problem here for the Cowboys is you get them on the fifth year option next year. But then you have to pay him Sammy Watkins just got sixteen million. Don't know why and how but he got sixteen million like Sammy lot. But that's a lot of coin. Are you willing to pay Amari Cooper, a term deal? If the conversation begins at sixteen million who a lot of cash Cowboys don't have to worry about it. This year. But they could worry about it in the off season. If he does well heading that fifth year option. Anyway, I digress. Julio Jones was traded on draft day for five players to first round pick and on paper that day the trade look good for the Browns as a Browns fan. I didn't mind the trade at the time. I really didn't. Greg little young. The second round started his career wells wide receiver that that didn't work out. Phil Taylor big run, stuffing offensive end or defensive tackle rather. At the point. Didn't mind. The trade of the time in retrospect, it didn't work the moment of looked. Okay. Who's the most untradable defensive player? I know we talk about quarterbacks they garner. The biggest bounty. What about what about on defense? Khalil Mack was traded. You could say JJ, but JJ who looked amazing last night. And is back is back. But it's long histories injuries. Who years though, it didn't really long history of injuries by Millard save on Miller, but they drafted his replacement and Bradley Chubb. So he is not untradable. He's not. Now, Bradley Chubb just had his bust out game against the Rams with three sacks hadn't done a lot since then, but he's a rookie give him time. But they just drafted his replacement. So he is already in the system there who is the most untradable defensive player that is a great question. I'd say Aaron Donald right now is the best offensive player in football. I'm biased I work for the Rams full disclosure. Okay. Okay. Now, he had four sex most recently last week. He is here's the most amazing stat about Aaron Donald last week. I drove his last week or or or for the season who they play last weekend the Niners, right? Okay. Aaron Donald 's tackles in the run game. Last week averaged one point five yards behind the line of scrimmage. So in other words, Matt Brita Remo stirred those guys weren't getting to the line and hitting a wall. They were getting hit in the backfield every time they carried the ball. Aaron Donald is basically unblock -able safer a hold. That's how good he is right now. But would you give up and you inherit the contract is? Well, would you give up four number ones for Aaron Donald and the answer is no in all likelihood, I'm sorry. Erin, you've probably admit it. Is there an NFL player? Eight four four two four rich eight four four zero four rich at richeisenshow on Twitter at Andrus Ileana on Twitter. Is there an NFL player for whom you would give up? Four ones. What will make it easier to ones and two twos. Two ones into twos for who for what is rookie waters? One said anybody also as you consider that relies. The trade deadline is four o'clock eastern time on Tuesday. There's going to be some hot action. We've already seen the giant straightaway. Apple and snacks. Not apple snacks. But apple. Commas are important punctuation. Vital. They traded. Those guys janoris Jenkins could be on the block heard Landon Collins name thrown around that one confused me. But the giants could be making more moves don't think Eli is going to be one of them Leshan McCoy as of yesterday was in the concussion protocol for the bills. Why don't you trade Shawn McCoy? I wouldn't let them anywhere near the field on Sunday. That's just me actually on Monday, the play the patriots. That's just me. Tyrod Taylor Ryan Fitzpatrick. There are veteran quarterbacks available Sam Bradford and his sizeable briefcase of money also available. You would have to think. Ian Rapoport is our NFL network insider, he also has a podcast. So does everybody he's going to join coming up shortly to tell you what to expect on trade deadline day. Remember last year deadline was over it had passed. And then all of a sudden, we heard the Kelvin Benjamin trade, right? Remember last year as well. The Browns and the Bengals couldn't properly execute an AJ McCarron trade. You wanna talk about the difference? A year makes last year the Browns and Bengals couldn't execute an AJ McCarron trait. I believe there was like a second round pick in volt right now AJ McCarron, I believe is number three on the depth chart in Oakland behind EJ manual. Funny. How a year makes a bit of a difference. All right. Ian Rapoport coming up next. 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You're busy waiting for trades to happen. Although, although even the Carlos Hyde trade happened on a Friday. Would you be surprised if a trade went down today before the full schedule Sunday? Yeah. I mean, even you know, even naturally, the timing sort of didn't make much sense. 'cause they traded for them mean, I guess what you do is. You prevent a guy from playing a game didn't get injured. But the timing doesn't actually make sense because you know, they traded form that he didn't play. So why bother why bother is there a big name that? You think could be traded that would stunt people or surprise people by Tuesday. You know? I don't I don't think it'll be anything that was really surprised what this point because so much gets out in the public. You know, I mean if someone needed a quarterback, you know, if someone needed a quarterback, maybe Sam Bradford could be traded. I think that would you know, probably surprised people. But if it was a quarterback injury Bradford was sort of the recipe than we've been there before opening Mayes other than that. I mean, you know, most of the guys at this point who are going to be traded. You know, it's not gonna be someone like Josh Gordon, a young guy with the low salary. It's going to be an old guy with a high salary demars Thomas betrayed it. That would be one, you know, depending on how the Broncos do I think that would be big news pro bowler. I opening you know, how much actual sector will have who knows. But names like that. I think are sort of important to watch. All right. Let's go through some teams in Rappaport here or NFL network inside or trade deadline Tuesday. Four PM eastern time. We'll be on live on NFL, no work for all of that the raiders DEA by Jon Gruden when he says, we're pretty much done. I really don't mainly because you know, he said he said, yeah. I don't anticipate any more traits. Then he said, you just made the last one either like, well, okay. But what does that actually mean? So, you know, I guess I probably not looking to make any more trade. And I would think they know the market at this point what it would probably be. But you know, you never know like call Joseph is on the trade bloc. Let's say someone lose starting safety system fit. All of a sudden it gets betrayed price. They want then, you know, they could trade dare cars, probably not control. But maybe Bush urban is, you know, I I would say the raiders certainly could do another trade, even if it would end up surprising, John grooten or the giants traded Damon Harrison and traded ally apple you, and I discussed this on up to the minute on NFL network couple of days ago ally has a no trade clause. Is there a trade that ally? Why would agree to and would they even consider going down that road? I don't think. So. And I don't see why he would you know? I mean, like not gonna go to a contending team. Obviously his team is bad. But you know, there's something to be said for finishing your career in the same place in reality. Only get a no trade clause. If you wanna do that, you know, what he wave it to go play for the Rams, I guess you probably would. But those traits are not happening. You know? So it would be quite to the Jaguars. What you're not going to do it. And where else, you know? So no, I I think similar last year. I think that's kind of much ado about nothing though, kind of fun to kick around regardless you mentioned Sam Bradford. What about tyrod Taylor or Ryan Fitzpatrick those veteran quarterbacks any interest in those guys? I mean, you know, tyrod I wondered about what the Jaguars. But do they want to pay eight million dollars? For a starter. Who'll you know was not playing well and then got benched after an injury and they beat last year in the playoffs. Yeah. That's the thing. They've seen a firsthand look at him not being good. So you know, what? That's the problem. You know, they've seen Bortles play good. They've invested so much of the right paying. So why would that make sense Patrick, you know, again like absent quarterback injury. I don't see where he would end up going. I really don't right now backing up James Winston, by the way, Ryan Griffin is the answer to who's third on the buccaneers quarterback depth chart. We were talking about this yesterday. And you said, and I'll just make it easy for you here that you don't think the bills are going to train the Shawn McCoy now he's in concussion protocol. Now don't know if he clears and gets on the field Monday, but he has an extra day they play the patriots on ESPN. He's thirty Ian. Like, why wouldn't the bills be actively trying to trade him? You know the way. It's been explained to me is. Yes, I mean, obviously, he is thirty years old. But he's looked good. He's been really good in the locker room. They believe he's going to be on the next year. And you know, we can laugh about that. All you want believe seeing teams turn around from one year to the next in football, probably more. So than any other sport Patrick Peterson. Why the cargo trade Patrick Peterson? And they're good next year. He's going to help them part of the solution today. Belief shade he's gonna be on the team next year. And if that's the case, then, you know, maybe you get a second round or something you probably trade him. I think they would probably do that. I just don't think that's happening. So I don't think he's going anywhere and many team. Most teams wouldn't give up a second round pick for a thirty year old running back in a month. Trying to ages here, I'm forty four. But Frank gore is an anomaly what we saw last night. Hell do you think? I was I mean younger she really, thanks Powell. Yeah. I just had a birthday. I'm I'm officially here. Officially old. This is in Rappaport or or NFL network inside or want to go back to two Patrick Peterson. Because he had a statement released a statement on Wednesday. Yeah, I'm frustrated. But I'm here. Now, you reported last Thursday on the network you'd spoken to Michael Bidwill. He's he's not getting traded. You were adamant about that you quoted Bidwill. This wasn't like a, you know, a deep conversation. He had a quote, he's not getting traded. Basically did that happening? Not happening did Patrick Peterson. Have to issue that did he issue that statement only because he wanted out and they told them forget about it. And so he just said, I guess I gotta put this to bed because they're not going to do what I want. Okay. I mean, it was also conversations where I think they tried to kind of waste him. And let him understand that things. We're going to be a little different going forward. And you know, some discussion of some improvement definitely conversations. I just think you know, it was it was very clear the whole time. He was not getting there was interest. I know cousin was out. There about teams that he wanted to play for. He was never getting traded. So the only way to get in front of him was to new what the owner, and then embraced the reality, which is going to be they're going forward was his desire to leave in any way. A reflection of the mood in the locker room on their new head coach Steve Wilks. I have not heard that. I mean, I know Pearson frustrated, but I have not heard that about about other players. I mean, obviously there they're losing. So now like everyone's running around doing jumping, jacks or whatever. But I've not heard specifically anything about the coach. I mean, there's you know that that teams that's an issues. I mean, they got a lot of first rounders are not field. They got you know, they got old real quick. They have a lot of problems. So you know, I have not heard specifically any players say that it's the coaching chef for sure all right coming up on thirty four past the hour. This is in Rappaport. Our NFL network insider, Andrew Sicily sitting in for rich who's in London and his back on Tuesday, the voice of golden corral. Dion Sanders host this show on Monday. Wanna talk about the Browns real quick. It's look we we we know that she had won only one game in two years and this year he was on the hot seat from day number one, obviously here, but this past week or. To have been really interesting. He they lose again, another heartbreaker, and then Hugh comes out in Tampa Sunday and says he may take play calling away from Todd Haley, there's a report on Twitter from the Browns flagship station from there reporter covers the team everyday Sunday night that says there's more and more frustration basically, stay tuned and sites has lem and Dorsey didn't say they said, but he's hearing they are more frustrated then Hugh comes out and says I didn't really mean to say what I said it was just the heat of the moment then Todd Haley plays. Nice yesterday. You and I talked about the seat getting warmer yesterday on NFL network. And then they get the Steelers on Sunday, I'm kind of making award salad here. But but could this be his final game? If it goes really badly Sunday in Pittsburgh. I mean, I think you know, at this point in the NFL, it's hard to anything out ever. So we'll see how it plays out. I think the frustration. The issues are real, you know, the fact that quarterback had played well at the beginning. And hasn't recently, I think frustrating to some you know, is he going to be the coach next year the team, I think, you know, it's hard to believe. So yeah, I mean, if it goes real badly, I think we'll be paying pretty close attention to Cleveland. All right. Here's here's my sixty four thousand dollar question, which former head coach now, a coordinator would get the interim job. My guess would be Todd Haley rather than Craig one even though Greg Williams defense is performing far better than Todd Haley's offense. Yes. Why? Well, you know, I think there's Greg Williams not for everyone. And you know, when you kind of look at the landscape of the franchise which way it's going brought some new coaches in HALE is one of them. My sense is if something happened probably wanna start fresh rather than you know, give great Williams head coaching opportunity. I would say I'm pretty strong in that view. So I would I would definitely be surprised if they made a movie, and it was Greg Williams taking over. All right. Real quick, Hugo crews who is a down judge. He is the official that was fired yesterday or news came out yesterday that he was fired for missing what was a blatant. Russell Okun false start week six for the chargers that led to very play Tyra Williams touchdown pass from Philip rivers, e and this is in essence on precedent that we fire an official midseason. It is actually unprecedented. Yeah. And you know, it's not for one play. I think that was pretty clear we talked about it on TV. Some it was for over the length of is, you know, last several games seasons. Whatever, and you know, honestly, it's good to account ability. It's good to see. You don't wanna see someone lose their job? But when officials make bad calls, it affects games and people do your jobs because games. So. Yeah. I mean, it didn't the headline was, you know, pretty catchy of it wasn't an official losing his job because of a bad call is clearly a series about calls. And but yeah, definitely know where the an interesting, and who is on your podcast this week. We had Gary lender the Colson pencil defensive Lookie veers. Awesome. Awesome and good Patterson who had two big touchdowns for the patriots, including return last week, and key pretty awesome special teams unit. He was entertaining. And obviously I'm on. And I'm always entertaining, of course, zero. So it was really good one. Okay. So Tom Pella Cerro is the friend on this week. Him and garafolo run every they're on every week. Okay. Okay. Force them to be on for no page. Great. And and other do you rotate friends in? We bring on some NFL network personalities friends different times, Kim has been on Didi Judy you yet, but other people. Leave it at that. Sleep at that the in Rappaport and friends podcast and stars in rap. You should download it. Thanks, pal. God. I love you. It's actually I have not listened to. Cerro. Garafolo, Ian, Kim, the Didi, whomever. They're all friends. We're all friends. We we all work together on up to the minute on NFL network in another shows as well. I e and works with reg obviously on game day morning. Speaking of rich London calling. I believe line one who's paying for the Bill the on hold. Rich Eisen live from London straight ahead. I'm Andrew so they can for rich. This is the rich Eisen show football season is here. And no one covers football like cast one sports net. We've got you covered on a daily basis with Dan, Patrick rich Eisen. This might be just a walk in the park. 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I'm gonna flood my being because this cable just popped up hope doing wealth. This is live behind the scenes television. No one's ever seen anything like this before. If you're listening radio. I am standing up and fixing my be live on television. Ear and then hey, it's working now. That I just committed a union violation hope. No, you're right. Thank you too. Andrew silly auto. I I also do windows, and I'm in today for rich Eisen on the rich Eisen show 'cause rich is in London. And because we have a great game on NFL network. The eagles and the Jaguars and he is calling play by play Wimbley stadium on the network in thirty eastern time Sunday Sunday Sunday, how is London rich Eisen? How you doing brother? I'm doing. Well, you know, what I have to say, you know, sounds like everything's going west. Place. As London calling coming back brain ever heard that before I was a quality maneuver. I am calling from London. And then the IFC snafu happens. But I'm calling in right now, I've got mariuchi to my left. We're in the lobby of our hotel fresh back from Wembley after we just met with the Jaguars contingent moments ago. So that is where we are very excited for this weekend. Brother, how short rich is the leash on Blake Bortles, you'd think great question. I don't think there is one. I think that the Jaguars realized that this is the guy. Oh, still there. We may have lost three. Back. It's into international cellphones. It happens. This is not an Andrew IFP issue. This is this is the international cellphone goes down. We will get rich back. He's gonna call that riches walking the streets of London. We'll get him back. I mean, rich of all people should know lamb. Landline? He's back. We got we got your back. We got you've been okay, hold onto your left me. But hi. Carlos hyde. I whatever ails Jacksonville's offense. I think Carlos Hyde is the guy that they feel can play the Fornet role that they've been missing. And and hopefully keep the keep the the eagles offense off the field. I think that's their their key to victory here. So I was talking to Kurt. On tina? I look we taped it Wednesday full disclosure at aired yesterday before Kurt flew out there to meet you guys in London. And I said who is going to talk the most because you guys have done a couple of rehearsal games. Kurt said rich that he was going to talk the most is that right? That's what he said the most he said that on the TV. Not right. Yeah. He doesn't really puff his chest out like that sort of. You know, look we got four guys booth. And that's a that's a ton of guys. We were talking about it. Just today. We're gonna have another meeting about it tomorrow about respecting each other's. You know spaces even though I've been told the booth in Wembley's for two smallish British guys calling football games. So we'll see how it goes, man. I'm fired up town is you know, I do see eagles and Jaguars fans around pound. It's it's it's pretty cool. It really is. I think it's amazing. I was saying before that I think I was telling Kurt actually when we did the thing head of the TANF game. I think it's fantastic. I think it's a great idea. And and I mean, whether it's one people one person or nine people in the booth. Who cares? You guys have fantastic chemistry. I saw you put on the Instagram on the flight over your your chart for this game. Just like how Jack. Actor you to do this game. Forget about the. Been waiting. You know mine tire. I've been preparing my entire life or something. Like, this is awesome games. We just met with Marrone and both coordinators Bortles collapsed Campbell. I just Instagram that a photograph of what the chair looked like when collapse. You know and tomorrow the eagles the eagles are on flight right now. And so, you know, I'm jetlag like crazy. I can't believe they're gonna land and then play football game. That's what they will be doing. Is there anything I can do for you? Is there any read I can handle? Oh, yeah. Thank you. Because every time I come in here. I feel like a fish out of water, by the way. Thank you. I'm flattered that that that I'm seeing for it. Would you like to do? Direct TV now one of the top of your head kick that a read along. Okay. Yes. For those once watch the richeisenshow every single day, you can do it on direct TV. Now, you can get the app right now, you can get more than sixty five channels as well. But of queuing under a TV now, you gotta do is go to direct TV now dot com. Right. That is that the address direct TV. Yeah. That works. No. You got the app. Yeah. And you can you can stream our show every day. And if you got the app, you can stream it data free on the T. No absolutely sixty five channels from forty dollars a month. There you go you now that direct TV now dot com. Rochman how you doing brother? Well, done men. Yeah. Sneaky, good games coming up rich. We had a winning week last week. You want? You want to weigh in on the pro real quick you on weigh in on the plane. You what is the poll close? Okay. So so thirty four years ago, Terminator was released nineteen Eighty-four which movie franchise needs to stop making sequels. Okay. Terminator diehard predator pirates of the Caribbean. Rambo? Wow. What was the last Rambo? That's what I they're filming one right now. Oh my God. It's alone in it. Still owns in it. Okay. I'm going to go with I'm gonna go with I heart. Let's stop. Let's stop. I I'm kinda with you. Because the diehard they're doing is like the back story of John McLean is a kid or something who needs like just have him save another building. Diehard lasted too long when Jeremy Irons got associated with it. As Chris Brockman points out that that part of his filmography one of the top films of his filmography, which I thought was ridiculous how he was introduced onset Myers show. I didn't realize we haven't plaza. Here. We do. Del tufo, right? They collection FOX office tower right there. Yeah. An Olympic stars information. You can use is that have already been here. They arrived this morning keeping the players up all day long. And then putting them to bed tonight, and then hope to have a full practice tomorrow, which they're going to do the eagles arrive today like soon, and I honestly I have no earthly idea how they're going to get through the jet lag. Plaguing sunday. We'll good luck with that. We're looking forward to seeing a ridge. We're up against the heart out is, you know, well from sitting in this chair, we love you say hi to everyone Brigham leg. Some tail on Sunday. Will you? You bet you got rich Eisen everybody. I'm that's not hyperbole. I modestly looking forward. It's also good. And like I said before anyone like too, many shut up all of you, stop it. It's going to be awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of what kind of Victorian era, upholstery Vic is. 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