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I don't know. We're messing around. Just trying stuff. It's the end of 2023. You know? I don't know. You just start trying things. Why not? Who cares? Hey, new rewatchables come in Monday night. I'll just tell you what it is. It's a movie from 1993. Yeah, another one. Another one that did really well in the box office. So you'll find out Monday night. It's a good one though. I'm excited to drop it on you. So we did that true crime podcast, Wedding Scammer, hosted and created by Justin Sales. And it did really well. People liked it. And it makes me super happy because Justin Sales is a great guy. And he's been with The Ringer pretty much since the beginning. But it's nice when somebody works their ass off on something and it actually pays off. So I'm glad people like it. Check out the first episode. It's not that long. It's really well done. And you will definitely 100 % enjoy it. Okay. Let's bring in the cuz. Let's talk some football. Let's talk some wound licking with some bets, some Eagles, all kinds of things. It's all next. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam! All right. We are taping this. It is 830 Pacific time on Sunday night. Cousin Sal is here as always. He's wearing a nice, fresh Oregon hat that I think you probably bought probably this weekend. You went to visit your son? Smells very new. Yeah, I went to visit my son. I'm not happy with the way my hair looks. And I think the hat's an improvement. So what am I going to do? It looks great. We just watched Dolphins Eagles just now. And at the same time, Rangers Astros was happening. And it really felt like, I don't know, it felt like a great October sports night there. And then Texas blew it open in the end. But next week, we'll have basketball. There will be baseball going on. It'll really feel like October. The Eagles though. So right as I start sending texts to Eagles people in my life wondering what's going on with Hurts and what's going on with this team, and then they just turn it on and they win by 14. It's weird. Eye test wise versus the stats and just looking at the standings and stuff. It's a team that doesn't seem like they have all their shit together. And yet it doesn't matter because they have so much talent. They can just kind of pick and choose. And then all of a sudden they win anyway. I know don't what other team in the NFL is like this. Do you see that too? Yeah, absolutely. And it's a bummer because I think you agree. The Dolphins are, I don't know, favorite team to watch if you have to cut everything else out. Best offense, so much going on, like dynamic, Tyreek Hill, anything. Tua. But when they play a game like this, when they go to Buffalo, they're just going to get beat in the trenches. And like what you said is it doesn't really matter if you're so physical, Philadelphia, offensively or defensively. And like Tua's getting swallowed up in the pocket on third and ones. And where Philadelphia could just run that tush push like it or not, it's going to move the chains every time. So, yeah, it sucks. Yeah. The less flashy team wins. And they happen to be in my favorite team's division. But that's what's going to happen in January. Ten turnovers for Hertz. He had eight off last year. There's times where, you know, like sometimes, and I don't know whether he's protecting his body or what's going on, but he'll kind of duck away from taking hits, which is smart. And then he'll have weird throws. And I texted Solak today during third quarter. I'm like, are we going to find out that Hertz has had like torn rib cartilage since week two or, you know, he doesn't look right sometimes. And then in the fourth quarter, all of a sudden looks great. And I don't really know what to make of it. And I can't get a feel for it. But on top of it, they have this tush push thing that in the big drive of the game, they're able to get two straight fourth and ones on their own side of the field. I know we, you and I have talked about it. You've talked about it incessantly. And at the same time, it feels like it is the most important NFL invention in the last five years, this play that nobody can stop ever at any point. If he does, nobody else can do it. I know it's weird. And we likened it to the Tom Brady thing. There was no reason why Tom Brady should convert fourth and one and a half every single time, you know, physically and everything else. But except they had their shit together, the Eagles, they really do. And if he does have cracked ribs, I hope it's from his own teammate, smashing them over the line of scrimmage there. Yeah, it was just wear and tear on the back of his body from several guys. Yeah. So they're performing the Heimlich on him like every eight minutes. So I guess if you're taking the takeaway from the Eagles is nice when they needed to have it, they're also supposed to win. But the AJ Brown piece of it, the fact that they traded, you know, a first round pick basically, and then they paid him. And I don't know, he's one of the four best receivers in the league now. Is he one of the three? He's somewhere on the shortest possible list. I have him on multiple fantasy teams, and it's gotten to the point where I'm just expecting 100 yards in a TD every game. But that turned out to be one of the better trades, I think, of the last 10 years. Just kind of took him from Tennessee. Oh, yeah. Yeah, that was ridiculous. And he is such a great possession receiver. And it's like, it's scary, too, because you'll forget about him, too. You probably put Justin Jefferson in the top three. And then every time Cousins drops back the pass or any snap, you're like, all right, this has to go to Jefferson. Otherwise, it's going to go for nothing out of this offense. And then eight tush pushes in a row. And then you see AJ Brown's like, oh, my God, I forgot about this guy. What? He's got 120 yards. It's nuts. So, yeah, dynamite. I like, yeah, there's like four different kind of catches he can make, too, which I think makes him stand out because they can throw those bubble screens. They can just put them right over the middle, like for seven, eight yards. It seems like whenever they want, they can send him deep down the sidelines, which he seems to love. And then that kind of deep over the middle with two guys on him and he can make plays anyway. But he he has, like, I think the biggest bag of any of the receivers right now. Yeah, personal. I don't know. I got these guys. Yeah. Yeah. I hate this team. I don't know. I don't even know what to say anymore. Like, you know, the Miami have what, 10 or 11 penalties? It's just like it's a it's like a mind fuck, too, when you play him, too, because you can't get out of a can't get out of your own way when you play against them. Kyle, don't turn on the tick tock camera for this. Has Philly replaced Boston for most interesting sports city? Like, look at all the shit they have going right now. Right. Right. They're they're about to make the World Series. They have this Eagles team that made the Super Bowl last year and it feels super relevant again, is definitely going to be a final 14 worst case scenario. And then they have this NBA team with this James Harden saga that God only knows how he's going to sabotage things over the next month. But and then you look at my team where my city where I have the the you know, we have a great NBA team, it looks like. And then other than that, completely forgettable across the board. I think Philly's kind of grabbed the mantle a little bit. I don't like it. I don't like it right now. That's not good. And it's not good for their fans because their fans are supposed to just hate the other team, not supposed to like their team. So it doesn't matter if their team is good. Right. Yeah, I don't know. It's a bummer. Although I'll say that they were in this position last year, too. Right. Phillies win the World Series. The Eagles win the Super Bowl. This has been this is the 2020s has kind of been the Philly decade. I don't like it. It's upsetting to me. And fortunately, the Sixers are it seems like they're going to go in the tank. But I got to say they have great crowds like the the Phillies playoff crowds are way up there. That's about as good of a baseball crowd as you're going to get. It really feels like if they can have like a do or die game or a must win game or a clincher at home, you feel like they're going to get it. And whatever happened with Bryce, you know, pretty special, like to sign that guy from another team and he becomes the signature athlete in your city. We had a little bit of that with Manny Ramirez, where we kind of took him from. We paid for it, but took him from Cleveland and he kind of became one of the symbols of that run. But pretty nuts that they just took him from another team and he became what he became. Yeah, it's a great crowd whenever they I mean, I thought the Rams crowd today was dynamite, too, against the Steelers. I thought they really showed up. It's really loud. Yeah, yeah, it's been proud to be from L .A. Yeah, I have a I know you don't want to talk about Phillies, so I'll move on. I have a Tyree question for you. What's your all time receiver list for receivers you've watched just where you're like, that guy's fucking amazing? Because for me, it was always Rice number one and Moss two and then a drop off. And then some people like Tio's three for me. I'm like, cool. Tio is like an absolute franchise murderer and was a huge head case and you couldn't trust him. And as the years pass, the stats will be great. All the fucking drama that he brought to every situation he's in, that stuff will kind of die off. But for me, I think Tyreek's unequivocally three now for me. Every single game, it just you just feel like he's going to have 250 yards as you're watching it, right? Yeah, I think so. Yeah. Unstoppable, Tyreek over Calvin Johnson, that type. Yeah, I think like where you would put him. Yeah, I think for me, he's definitely over Calvin Johnson. Michael Gallup is three, four. I'm trying to see where I would put these people. Yeah, I think you're right. I think you're right. I think he's got to be number three. Although if you look at like Antonio Brown, who's now a punch line, he had like six of the best seasons you'll ever see in a row. But but in terms of presence and being unstoppable, Rice, Moss, Tyreek Hill, it's a good three. That's how I feel. I think, you know, Sharp, I think, could have gotten there in the Packers way back when in the 90s. And then, you know, he hurt his neck and he basically only had like a six or seven year career. But I thought in the 90s, I thought other than Rice, he was the second best guy. Your guy, Irvin, was great. There's no question that team was loaded. We've had some good ones over the years, but Tyreek, the speed, how he just tilts the field over and over again, how scared the other team is of him. How much space he opens up for everybody else. I think he's three. I don't think he'll ever get over Moss or Rice for me, though. I'm trying to think who could pass him, though, now at three. I mean, we've put Justin Jefferson up there before. Now that we haven't seen him for a few weeks, we've kind of forgot about him in the right now. But Hill's done this now for, you know, six, what's it, six years since he's on the 18 Chiefs. I can't remember how many years he's been in the league, but yeah, he'll be stride for stride with two defenders. And then, like, if the ball hangs up there long enough, he's now seven, eight yards past them. Oh, I know who's number four. That's a nice little advantage. Pooka. He is? Guys, see that catch he made on the sideline today? It was pretty great. Before the Rams realized they were going against a force greater than any satanic force or anything, the Pittsburgh Steelers. You want to talk about that? Yeah, let's do it. Let's do it. So they're four and two. I've watched every play of all six games. I have no idea how they're four and two, but they've hit the point now where I feel like they're going to win when there's no signs. Like that guy missed the extra point today for the Rams and made it nine, three instead of 10, three. I'm like, oh, here we go. Steelers come down. All of a sudden it's 10, nine. They have five first downs because they get the TJ Watt, you know, the pick that sets up the touchdown. And you're just like, here we go. They're doing this. And we've seen this before because this was the Eli Manning. Danny Heifetz was the first person to point this out. This was the Eli Manning recipe for years and years that I can't believe that team's winning. What the fuck just happened? He only made two throws. How did he do it? They're four and two. I totally believe in them. And I feel like they're going to go 12 and five and have a negative point differential. Well, the good thing is we're making money off them, right? We've been and we saw them. Plus, I mean, I thought they'd be favored last Sunday night. I thought they'd be favored, but they're not. So we're doing that thing, but also just taking them because the Steelers. But I found the gem and I gave it out on ringer wise guys, Rams first half Steelers to win the game 10 to one. You know, I'm positive that their bullshit is going to pay dividends and 10 to one. I think it'll hit like three more times. Like you're right. That TJ Watt interception brings it down to the eight. We see some separation from Pickens on a receipt, like the little one drive you wait for all game and it happens. And then that terrible spot at the end, it didn't give him a chance. That that was beyond really big. McVeigh also probably should have had a timeout left. I know. But, you know, what is it important to be like, hey, listen, we could get this right, but we'd rather teach you a lesson, coach, to save your timeouts. Like, I don't, this, the spot thing bothers me more than missed pass interferences because it's an old man jogging eight yards and he has to see between 20 bodies. And then like, you know, he sticks his foot in the mud and says, here, this is like a surveyor from 1835. He's like, this is where your property in, sir. Like we got to put, there's a chip in the ball. Isn't there a chip in the ball? What's it for? It's funny that we figured out Wimbledon. We figured out we've in U .S. Open, we figured out how to measure serves immediately, whether they hit the line or not in football, which seems like it would be really easy to just have some sort of magnet that was attached to the chains. The other thing that was weird about that for the people who didn't see it, the Steelers did fourth and one, they had the lead. There's probably like a little more than two minutes left and they run the QB sneak play, kind of the Brady play where you, you kind of put your head down, but you go left. But he slipped and fell on his knee and his knee went down. And it wasn't one of those when you're watching it where you're like, oh, I wonder if he got it was like, you knew immediately, oh, he didn't get it. He slipped. And then they come in with the spot and then like, oh, he might have gotten it. And they did that. I couldn't believe it. And I'm rooting for the Steelers. But I was like, oh, my God, it's the worst spot of the year. I thought they deserved to win anyway. But but that was pretty tough for the Rams. We need some clarification. And I get it because McVeigh didn't have timeouts and it wasn't actually the two minute warning yet, even though it did wind to that after that. But is there a ref in the sky? Is there this guy in the sky or is this everything has to go back to New York? Like, I feel like we're told three different things. It's a bummer because that could have been overturned. But you're right. Ten to one we hit. Let's just keep doing it. You know, you know who else would have gotten that fourth one? Eli Manning. He would have fallen down a half foot in front and somehow would have gotten the spot. The Rams kicker was the MVP of this game for the Steelers. He missed two longer field goals. They were like 50 yard field goals, but he missed about them. Then he missed that extra point. And then Tomlin just, you know, he threw away the challenge. He screwed up a challenge, which is the Tomlin staple.
Meet Scott Woods, a Seasoned Veteran of the L.A. County Firefighting Scene
"Joining us is the incredible Scott Woods, a true veteran of the LA County firefighting scene and dedicated peer counselor. Today we'll be getting into the nitty gritty of what it's like being a career firefighter in California, juggling family life and to top it all off Scott's appearance on NBC's fan favorite show, LA Fire Rescue. Get ready for an awesome chat packed with stories and insights. Hi Scott. Hello. Welcome. Thank you. This is my first podcast, so I'm looking forward to it. Oh yeah, we love newbies. That's very exciting. All right. Scott Woods dedicated 29 years of service as a firefighter in LA County, married for 25 years, proud father of two college aged daughters. His career progressed through various roles, including firefighter, firefighter paramedic, engineer and captain. And for the final 15 years of his career, he served as a peer counselor while leading firehouse 41 in South Los Angeles, covering areas like Willowbrook, Watts and Compton. Scott continues to serve as a peer counselor for the fire department as he enjoys retirement, embracing new adventures and spending quality time with his loved ones. You did a lot. Yeah, it was a, it was a fulfilling career. I was very lucky to have a career that I envisioned and then I got to live it out. I was a huge emergency fan when I was little growing up and for me to get to live that out with LA County was a huge dream success for me. And to, to get all the way through to the end and then, you know, start a new life. I'm looking forward to it. I bet you deserve it. You deserve to have some fun now. Not that you weren't having fun before because let's just face it. You guys have a lot of fun. Yeah. There's, there's things I miss. I miss being with, with the guys and the gals, you know, I miss cooking for everybody. I always enjoyed cooking. I don't get to cook for six people anymore like that. So, but you know, it's, it's all those little things that when you look back on and you go, wow, what a great career or opportunity that I had to work with such great men and women. So you kind of touched on it a little bit. So you got into firefighting really early on. You were inspired by the show Emergency. Is that kind of how it went? Okay. Yeah, that's, that's how it went. I was that kid that was always out there getting dirty, climbing trees, you know, riding things I shouldn't have been riding. My dad probably always thought, man, this kid breaks everything he gets. What am I going to do with him? But I found a path and I took off with it. It's funny because when I was young in high school, I started taking EMT courses. I had a good mentor. One of the guys I played soccer with, his dad was a LA County fireman. So when I was a junior in high school, he kind of grabbed me and said, Hey, you know, if you want to be a fireman, you know, here's some things you need to start doing. And so I had a good mentor early on. And so that allowed me to get hired at an early age and then enjoy it. But those things are a big deal. You know, at that age to have somebody say, Hey, if you want to do this, it's a great career and here's some things you should do. So by the time I was a senior in high school, I'd already taken EMT courses. So all my friends in high school knew, Hey, he's going to be a fireman. So when they see me on the show, you know, 30 years later, I don't think they were surprised. So cool. That's really cool though. Like to have your dreams become reality for me, like having a mentor really early on is really important, no matter what career you're going into. You were one of the lucky ones. Yeah. And, uh, and I always try, you know, in, in the station, uh, especially where I work and we're always mentoring kids. We had rescue youth programs that have kids that we helped. And those, those programs, that's the other side of being a firefighter that a lot of people don't see. And, and they caught that in the show with Paco, all of our stations down there, we all have kids that have gone through and I was down there so long that I, I saw kids that went through when they were young and then they they'd be working at the hospital, you know, being in and going on and getting hired with a Cal fire or getting hired in the camp crews. And then now as I'm going out, a lot of those kids are getting hired as full -time firefighters with us. And so it's good to see that the kids that you mentor have gone through their process of getting hired and the way they were going to do it. And now they're actually doing it.
A highlight from Parasites, Toxins and Viruses Role in Inflammation with Dr Todd Watts
"This podcast is sponsored by my friends over at shopc60 .com. If you haven't heard of carbon 60 or otherwise called C60 before, it is a powerful Nobel Prize winning antioxidant that helps to optimize mitochondrial function, fights inflammation, and neutralizes toxic free radicals. I'm a huge fan of using C60 in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle to support your immune system, help your body detox, and increase energy and mental clarity. If you are over the age of 40 and you'd like to kick fatigue and brain fog to the curb this year, visit shopc60 .com and use the coupon code JOCKERS for 15 % off your first order and start taking back control over your health today. The products I use, I use their C60 in organic MCT coconut oil. They have it in various different flavors. They also have sugar -free gummies that are made with allulose and monk fruit. They also have carbon 60 in organic avocado and extra virgin olive oil. When it's combined with these fats, it absorbs more effectively, and carbon 60 is great as a natural energizing tool because it really helps your mitochondria optimize your energy production. Now, if you take it late at night for some individuals, it may seem a little bit stimulating, so that's why we recommend taking it earlier in the day, and it will give you that great energy, that great, great mental clarity that you want all day long that will help reduce the effects of oxidative stress and aging and really help you thrive. So again, guys, go to shopc60 .com, use the coupon code JOCKERS to save 15 % off your first order and start taking back control of your health today. If we're going to be healthy in the 21st century, we have got to keep inflammation under control. Inflammation is literally the root cause of all the different degenerative chronic health conditions, things like Alzheimer's, heart disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes. These are all characterized by chronic inflammation. So I went ahead and I interviewed some of the top experts in the world when it comes to and inflammation actually created a summit, it was called the Chronic Inflammation Summit. We hosted it in May of 2021. You may have listened, you may not have, but I wanted to share some of my favorite interviews on this podcast, and this is one of them. You guys are going to get so much value out of this podcast, and if you know anybody that's struggling with any sort of chronic health conditions, maybe they have pain in their diabetes, brain issues, please share this podcast with them. It can literally change and save their lives, and if you haven't already, take a moment and leave us a five star review. Your reviews help us reach more people and impact more lives. Thanks so much for doing that, and let's go into the show. Well, hey everybody, welcome back to the Chronic Inflammation Summit. I'm your host, Dr. David Jockers, and today we're going to be talking about parasites and gut infections, how they provoke inflammation, and natural strategies you can take to help reduce your microbial load, to help heal your microbiome, and reduce inflammation in your body, and really thrive in life. And so I've got a great guest, Dr. Todd Watts, he's affectionately called the Parasite Man, and he runs Total Body Wellness Clinic up in Boise, Idaho, and you may also be familiar with his supplement companies, Microbe Formulas, as well as Cell Core Biosciences. Not only does he help develop supplements, but on top of that, he also educates doctors, lay people, different practitioners of all types on how they can help their clients, particularly clients with chronic inflammation and chronic, just chronically debilitating cases get well. He's well known, people travel to his clinic from literally all over the world. He also works with people over Zoom as well. So Dr. Todd, welcome to the summit. Thanks for having me on, Dr. Jockers. Absolutely. Well, you know, we got to start obviously by talking about parasites. And so really talking about what they are, your experience with them, and what kind of symptoms that somebody might experience if they have parasites. So it's interesting in my journey of my own health and wellness, and in many of my clients and patients, how much of a part this became of it, where in the beginning, I didn't know really anything about parasites, it was more working with Lyme disease and the co -infections and Epstein -Barr and many of the more commonly known things. So in this evolution of things, parasites came up with a doctor that I had worked with and he said, hey, look, your headaches and some of the other seasonal allergies and things that are going on, these are coming from a threadworm, a specific type of parasite. So this is what got me on to learning all about parasites and diving into the physiology within the body, what it's doing and what's happening.
A highlight from Ep385: Stop Having Boring Shows By Using These Storytelling Tips - Reena Friedman Watts
"Try to find other ways to collaborate and continue the relationship versus being just one and done after the episode. A lot of people like they do an interview and then they never talk to that person again. Don't be that person, then your show will continue to grow. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, Podcaster? It's your host, Adam Adams. And today I'm with Rina Watts from Better Call Daddy podcast. Better Call Daddy is where she'll interview just about anyone, about anything, interesting things. It's totally uncensored. And at the end, she has the guest ask her father a question because she says her dad knows everything and anything. And so they will ask. And I was recently featured on the podcast. I didn't know what to ask. I was like, geez, like where do I start? And unfortunately I wasn't prepared. I didn't have my question in front of me. So I came up with a question and it was like, what did your dad think when he had a girl? Because I've got a couple of boys. I have two sons and for the most part, boys are pretty easy. And you do want to raise them as gentlemen, but I think I would freak out if I had a girl. I would lock her in a whatever, like some type of up high thing. I would lock them up and I wouldn't let anyone see them or talk to them. I would be that weird controlling, scared to death dad, like we hear about in history. So I think God or the universe knew that and just gave me boys. That was perfect. So yeah, that's why I asked on her podcast, Better Call Daddy. So when that episode comes out, the link to it will also be in the show notes here. So you could probably just scroll down, check out that link to Better Call Daddy and also specifically that episode. And you can also connect with Rina on any social that she wanted you to connect with. Everything's down there. Her whole bio is also in the show notes as well. So anything you want to do, like finding her, connecting with her, getting to know more about her, just scroll down. Let's get into today's podcast interview about podcasting ultimately. And it's interesting because Rina has had her episodes. She's been going for well over 300 episodes and soon she'll be crossing 400 episodes. She's been really doing it for a little while. I want to find out like what has kept her there because for one, there's something that's true and it's called podfade. And depending on who you ask and which study it was, studies show that most people don't get past six or 10 episodes. Most podcast hosts never get past that. So she's in the 300s right now and she has 173 ratings and or written reviews on her podcast. And so it's like, what did you do to get all of that? Obviously, there's something good that she's doing. I will mention something that's part of her bio real quick. And it's that she worked with another person and she actually helped get ultimately top guests for them. And so I want to talk a little bit about today on this podcast, like how do you get top guests? How do you reach out to them? Because most of them have gatekeepers. So we'll talk about a few of these things. First and foremost, Rina, I've talked a lot, so I want you to say something. So I'm going to ask you a question. When was it that you launched your podcast? I want to hear the when and the why and the how did you launch your podcast? When, why and how? Great question. I launched in July of 2020. But even before that, I was thinking about it for a long time. So I had co -hosted someone else's podcast years prior. It started off where I was just booking guests, but then it was like two guys, they were both recruiters and they were like, Oh, wow, you've brought us some really interesting people. How would you like to fill in? And so that brought me back to my radio days. I worked for an NPR station in college and I really like the radio medium. And so they let me co -host a few times. And I got excited because I saw the numbers growing and I liked booking guests on that show. So I had gotten my feet wet, which I think is actually a good idea for podcasters. Either guest on other people's shows, co -host a show, starting a podcast, like you're talking about this pod fade thing. It's a lot of work that I feel like people don't think about. Marketing is just as big a piece as recording the episode. It's probably a bigger piece. Marketing is where I feel like people get burned out. So here's how I keep that easy. In the beginning, I literally was just sending an audiogram and a graphic and links to the episode. But then I built upon that. Then it was, Oh, hey, here's some copy you might want to use. The easier you make it for people to share, the more they'll do it. So send them different clips, send them audiograms, send them copies, send them links to the episode. And like you just did a pro tip, see how you can link in the show notes to help them. Do you have a website? I have a website. I have a blog. You have a blog. You have an email list. I have an email list. Try to find other ways to collaborate and continue the relationship versus being just one and done after the episode. I think a lot of people do an interview and they never talk to that person again. Don't be that person. Then your show will continue to grow. Can you guys do an Instagram live together? Are you talking to a streamer? Can you do a Twitch? Can you do a social media collab? Are you talking to somebody who's good at graphics? Can they make you a meme? Think of different things or different strengths that the other person that you're talking to has. Are they really good at rev share opportunities? Talk about affiliates. What is the other person that you're talking to doing that's working that you can get in on or learn from or also do? Interesting. Thank you for sharing all that. I keep going. I'm hung up on something though because I did the math. I looked. You had something that went out like on September 4th. You had something went out on August 28th and then August 21st and I'm noticing that it's about once a week. Yep. I've gone down to one a week. In the beginning, I was insane and did three a week. Ah, that's where it is. Okay, because I pulled up my calculator. You basically have been going a little over three years and so I calculated basically there's 52 weeks a year and you should only be on like 150, 160 episodes right now. You're like 330 -ish, so like more than double. I was going to ask what happened there. So let's talk about this because I know some podcasters who launch and maybe they're doing it or triple it. So they switch it to three a week or they switch it to one a week from one a month or I know maybe there's three somebodies actually who have gone to daily who started with like every other week or once a week and now they're at like five or seven a week. But for you, you mentioned that you had at three and that lately has been at one and I want to find the pros and cons. I want to find out why. I want to find out if it's working better. Were you getting burnt out? Why change from three to one? That is a great question. Well, there were multiple reasons. I would say a bit of burnout. Yes, like I wanted to stay fresh and now I batch record too. So I'm like six, seven weeks ahead of like releasing one a week. I think that if you only do one a week, then you're able to market it better. You're able to be fresher. You're able to do better research for the people that you're actually interviewing. You can be more selective in who you're picking. And here's another thing. There are some podcast hosts like yourself that do solo episodes as well. I haven't really done solo episodes. But what I have done is I've had other people interview me. I mean, I've been on other people's shows. So if somebody interviews me well, I will take that interview. I'll create a custom intro. I'll have my dad listen to somebody else interviewing me and then I'll have him respond to a good interview. So I've taken some of my best interviews of other people interviewing me. And I've re aired those on my RSS feed. It just gives you more content gives that other person another boost. It reintroduces an episode a collaboration. So I've done a few of those. But I have talked to other podcasters that, you know, are getting thousands of listens on each episode. And I am finding that they're either doing best of they're doing shorter, solo episodes, or they're doing tips. And those episodes can get just as many downloads as an interview. So I'm thinking about potentially maybe doing some extra daddy segments like me and my dad like reflecting on certain episodes that have stayed with us or daddy tips or I'm playing with that idea as an evolution. So there's a couple things that you said, one of them is that you can be more selective with the guest. And that makes complete sense. If you feel like you have to do seven episodes a week, three episodes a week, then it can get challenging to batch all those it can get challenging to stay ahead of the game. And so there is technically a likeliness going up of you being okay with somebody who is less quality. And so you avoid that by doing fewer. You also mentioned the truth is I'm like thinking on the tip of my head, like there was another reason that you said you slowed down. What was the other reason that you said you slowed down besides being able to monitor them? I was a bit getting burned out. I mean, I was cranking out so many that I wanted to make people want to listen more too. Like if you just give them out so easily, right? Oh, marketing. Marketing was the other one. I did mention the burnout. Somehow I just accidentally mentioned the burnout and forgot that I said it, but I mentioned the burnout and I mentioned the being able to focus on the guest and having good quality. But the other one that I missed that you did say is because you felt like you could market it a sec. Definitely. You can market it better because then you don't have to like, get out your clip, get out the graphic, get out everything. One day you can space it out. And the more you space it out, you're going to hit different people seeing it. I mean, you've got to really promote something like seven times for like your audience to see it. And here's another thing too. I've started working at cool .fm one day a week and I'm re airing best of episodes there. So I'm airing them sometimes a year after they've already aired. And a lot of podcasters, once they air it the first time, they never talk about the episode again. I try to find ways to get my back episodes re listened to. So I just interviewed the Jewish matchmaker, the host of Netflix's Jewish matchmaking. I had interviewed four people from Indian matchmaking a year ago. So I'm like, hey, if you liked Indian matchmaking in her episode, here's the links to those four. And now here's the Jewish version. Okay, cool. So your podcast Better Call Daddy, is it something that you make money from or no? Everybody wants to know that, right? It has led to me making money. Yes. Is it like, does it feed into a business or is it more advertising dollars? How have you made money through your podcast? In lots of different ways like entrepreneurs do, right? So I have made money by advertisers. That is not the route I'm currently going. I have made money through affiliate sales. I've made money by coaching other podcasters who are just starting out in how to do it better. So I do like coaching calls one on one, or I've also helped people produce their own shows. Okay, cool. In that last one, where you're supporting podcasters, is that something that you thought you would do in the beginning? That's a great question. So in the beginning, I did kind of want to demonstrate my love of marketing. Like, hey, if I put together something and package it cool, other people will want me to try and help them do that too. That was a thought, right? But it was kind of a pipe dream. I hadn't done it. I had worked in production before behind the scenes. I got my start in reality TV. I've worked in radio. I love production. I love storytelling. But had I helped somebody from start to finish do it? No, but it led to me doing that multiple times. Yes. You mentioned storytelling and loving storytelling. And I think that podcasts are a lot of storytelling. I'll even tell random stories that are more parables. It's not even a real thing. Obviously, I've made up the characters. They might be ducks or cave persons or something else. So I'll frequently tell stories. I'll tell stories about clients. I'll tell stories about people that have worked with our company and what they're going through. And frequently, if something comes up, I will liken it to an actual story. Because I think that that is really helpful and supportive. And on your podcast, you get interesting stories. Like you're just talking about interviewing people from Netflix on Jewish matchmaking and Indian matchmaking. I know that you've had phone sex workers. I should say the whole thing. Yeah, it sounds totally different if you don't use the whole thing. But on the podcast, and it sounds like the stories are kind of a big emphasis. Would you share why you think that they are and then after the why are they a big deal? Why does it help? Kind of the how the listener can be better with their stories on their podcast? Yes, that's a great question. So why? I just have a fascination and curiosity. And I have crossed paths with lots of interesting people. That's why I also thought I should have a podcast like I've kept in touch with people that I worked with in 9911 and VH1 and E and special effects animation companies and producers and directors. And I feel like a lot of people are and I wanted to bring some of those conversations into the forefront. How the phone sex worker is an interesting one, but I was a coach for Kathy Heller's launching a mastermind. And one of the girls that was in my group was a mental health worker by day and a phone sex operator by night. And I'm like, hell yeah, that's mompreneurship at its finest. I want to hear that story and talk to me like you talk to them. You know, like, wait, so you had her do the voice and everything? Hell yeah. But that was what did she ask your dad? What did she ask your dad at the end? I don't remember, but my dad has got a sons of humor. So I've had women on that have been sex trafficked. I've had a lady on who was a dominatrix. And there's been some funny moments in my dad has a sense of humor. I even had on the host of Netflix's show, how to build a sex room. And my dad was like, he's open to listening to it, but he's like, that's a little out there for me. He was like, I think I'd rather have like a romantic dinner and a walk on the beach. Like my dad. So like old fashioned, he listened to the whips and chains, but for him, that wasn't like so much a turn on. Okay. All right. So it would have been weird if he shared that it was with me. It was how would the listener? No, I'm hearing what you're saying and ignoring it on purpose. Okay. How would the listener think to themselves like the best way to adding in people's stories or their own stories to help with engagement, entertainment, and probably even sales persuasion? Okay. So one thing about storytelling that I've learned is it's really a dance between the and interviewer the interviewee, right? Like you're sharing a bit and I'm sharing a bit and you're really listening for how you can keep the conversation going. You're not just going to your next question. How do you know that? How do you know? I don't just have seven questions that I need to get through in the time of 20, 30 minutes. You can feel it. I can feel it. I like that. All right. Well, keep going. I didn't mean to interrupt you. Hear it and you can feel it. Yeah. So it's okay to have bullet points, but I shouldn't be able to tell it's okay to do your research, but don't be so married to your questions. You have to leave room for magic to happen in the conversation. You have to genuinely be interested in what the person's saying. And I think also new interviewers don't do little things like, tell me more. How do you feel about that? Just little followups like that can make the person who's telling their story open up even deeper. And they love that. So those little tricks of getting a deeper answer from the person who's telling their story will make your story better versus just having a big question and answer, but try to get deeper by just giving them a little yes and. Okay. So to be clear, one of the things that I think I'm hearing you say is if we're interviewing, a thing that we can do that can be beneficial is ask more questions about what they're already talking about. Yes. How did you feel about that? What got you into that? Tell me more about that. These are good things. Is that right? Yes. I love how you just re -paraphrased that and said it better. That's another really awesome technique. Some people are really good at paraphrasing. And actually, the reason I decided to have my dad at the end of my show is because my dad is really good at summarizing what I say and saying it in his own way, but he knows me so well that he's able to connect my crazy thoughts. And I think not everyone when they're starting out podcasting is able to give people the key takeaways at the end. So have a notebook next to you and write down maybe your key thoughts that you want people to remember. That's another really, I feel like, advanced technique in storytelling is what do you want to leave the audience with? Give people those main points at the end. And I love that my dad does that for me and he puts his own spin on it. Yeah. I like it. I'm writing that down. So that's why you don't hear me asking a question. Main points down at the end. I've got some good notes from you so far. We're talking about how you launched a podcast July of 2020. You started out with doing multiple episodes. You slowed it down. And there's a lot of reasons. You were feeling overwhelmed. It was too high of a cadence, but you also justify that with some other things that can be beneficial. For example, it's like, now I can really hone in on who I'm having on. Additionally, not only am I honing in on it, but I can market a little bit better. And I can pull out new things and share them for a while. And you also mentioned how you do what's called callbacks. I was watching a comedian and he was talking about his own callbacks. And he was talking about, he's like, my jokes are so funny because I can do all these callbacks. So he had this whole skit and he kept doing the callbacks. And I think any good comedian will, where they jump into a point that they had mentioned earlier on in the joke. And they wrap it all together. For example, if we found a way to talk about phone sex workers again later on in this, or like where all of a sudden it's just like that phone sex worker or something like that. This is a good way to call back. And you do it with previous episodes. You mentioned that when you're doing the Jewish matchmaking, I think you said, but you had already done with the Indian matchmaking, I think. Is that correct? And so you put the four episodes in the show so now people can get to it easier. And also you mentioned it. And not everybody who comes on this show talks about callbacks like the comedians would, even in the same episode and referring to things that we've talked about before. And not everybody talks about callbacks in the way that you mentioned where you basically share a different episode that you had in a previous time. Like if you like this, then you might like that. Or we're talking about this today, this other episode also talks about it. I like the feedback about using stories, storytelling. And in a way, I just used storytelling of me just watching a comedian talking about callbacks to emphasize a point. And I didn't notice it until I'm looking at the stories right now. But these things where we bring in outside stories or other people's stories can really help to be able to be, as you were illustrating, helps us to be able to be more entertained, to learn more, et cetera. And then you mentioned something that I'm kind of doing right now in a way. It's like it's hitting the main points. And your dad does that at the end of your episodes. I try to do that at the end of episodes as well. I call it tell them what you're going to tell them is the first part. The middle part is tell them. And the last part is tell them what you told them. And so it's like, we're going to learn about this. And then you teach them the thing. And then you say, today you learned, and you share it. And these are like giving those main points, making sure that they're down. And so we've had fun already so far. But we've also learned a few really cool things from you about promotion, callbacks, stories, and repeating the main points. I want to take a quick break. When we get back, I'm going to talk more about how you make money. I'm going to talk about your best advice to a podcaster find and out if there's anything you're struggling with. So how you make money, main thing that you want to share with a podcaster. And we'll be right back.
A highlight from #424 No Monkey wrench in the engine. Today you will enjoy a smooth ride. Rich created the one and only way to make clean energy that works all the time, its free and has no exhaust except an occasional back fire here and there. RICH IS A GENIUS! Matt is a Head case and he knows it. $ 3000 can be a great investment for not making you smarter. Episode #424 August 25th. 2023
"And Divine is, as always, Small Saturday is on a Friday, we are beyond our lunchtime which turns Friday into Small Saturday, August 25th, and this episode is 4 .24 from This Mic Rich! And from This Mic Matt. Wow, yeah, that was good. Yeah, I liked that. Well I decided to concentrate this time and not be spacing out. Well that was a good idea because a lot of times, you know, I don't even know you here, sometimes you're sleeping. Well, that's true, but then there's other times that I might just throw you off and I just didn't feel like doing that today. Not today? No, you know, you're usually very professional when you start out and you have all the essentials and you know, things ready to go and then I start throwing monkey wrenches into the engine and it could start setting you off, so I decided I might just try to behave today. Yeah, you know what, by the way, listen up, this is something you need to know, okay? You can't believe everything you hear. Yeah, that's true, just like you can't believe what I just said. But let me just say it again, you can believe everything you hear. You can't believe it? No, no, but you can repeat it. Yeah, that's true. Like what you just did. Yeah, exactly what I did. You're playing mind games with me. No, I don't, I don't have to, you have, yesterday. You know, you keep playing these games. Well, two days ago you said you have army of brain cells gone. Yeah, what I think you're doing is trying to push me into having to lay down on a couch and get some counseling. Well, I don't think that would help. I'm starting to feel like with all these little innuendos and little things that you're saying is that you're trying to tell everybody that I'm a head case. Well, everybody knows by now that you are, so I don't have to do much of work. I mean, that's pretty clear. All right. By now, everybody knows that. All right, I'm fine with it. You've been working on it a very long time, you know, to be very clear that you are head case. Yeah, that's it. That doesn't take you too much work. I asked somebody one time, I said, you know, how much did you pay to get that stoop? He looked at me like, and he played along with it, he goes, about $30 ,000. 30? $3 ,000. Why? What did you pay for? I don't know, nothing. He just picked a number out of his you know what. So now every time I see him sometimes just joking around like we do, I ask him, yeah, how much you pay? He goes, about $3 ,000. Well, nice. Well, I mean, if somebody asked you that - It's kind of cheap for today. Yeah. I wonder what it'd be inflation wise. It's good investment. 30 ,000. Anyway. I mean, I kind of like it when I can look stupid and be stupid because - Yeah, no responsibility. Not just that, it's just nobody wants anything from you then. Oh, yeah. You're taking me along. Hey, he's stupid. Yeah, it works for me. It works for everything. That's good. I've been doing this for years. Yeah, you're an expert. My grandfather always told me, hey, listen, if your wife, if you're married and your wife asks you to vacuum the carpet, you need to play stupid. Yeah, really? How do you do that? He never explained that, but he says, if you don't, you're going to be vacuuming the rest of your life. He was so right. Yeah, I mean, you guys had electricity behind the Iron Curtain, didn't you? Oh, well, sometime. Well, you probably could have used the excuse of just walk around with the cord in his head pretending like he doesn't know where to plug it in. I think what they had, they had a central station somewhere where they put all these people that protested against the communists in jail and they were on the bicycles. Bicycles where else? Where else? Already echoed it. Four days ago. Oh, my gosh. And so if they just got tired and tuckered out, electricity no more, everybody's off their bicycle. So when they say here in the United States, they say, hey, we need to save the energy, solar and all this, and I go like, huh, just put the bicycles in the jail, you got so many skinny people. Oh, yeah. Yeah, right. That's good. Nobody thought about that yet. Keep them occupied. I think there's like just in the state of California that one state has 33 prisons. It's better than Windmill. I think it's anywhere between at any given time 120 ,000 to 160 ,000 inmates. I mean, how many bikes you get every one of them a bicycle? I would just like, listen, it's better than Windmill. Yeah. It works all the time. Yeah, it works all the time. Three shifts, right? And then just like, hey, Mary just turned on the oven, let's go, boys. She's baking cookies for police department. Don't let her disappointed. And it's kind of a way for them to give back to society, restitution. Yeah. Hey, you only got about 50 million more cycles to do. Imagine. Have a meter up there. How many watts did they create that give each prisoner a certain amount of money for every watt they create? It would be a problem if Mary was the lady put you in jail and you paddle a little faster to burn the cookies. I remember you. Or get aggression out instead of actually, you know, creating another crime and doing something horrible to Mary. You take it out on the bicycle and create more energy. Yeah. What is the company that, you know, they have this TV in front of that and it's like a stationary bag and you, they sell them, it's like $3 ,000 and membership and all this. That's a better thing. Look at you. You were far away from bicycle. I don't think they made bicycle for this weight limits. I think it would have been a better $3 ,000 to be spent on that bicycle than paid $3 ,000 to get stupid. Yeah, exactly. I have a friend and he proved to be stupid for $3 ,000 because he bought one. Yeah. He bought one for his wife. What was he trying to tell his wife? No. You need to, you need this thing. No, she wanted it. Oh yeah. She asked him. I thought he might've been saying, Hey, you need this cause I think you're getting a little fat. It's not a way to kind of send a message, but she wanted it, she wanted it for Christmas. It's this bicycle. I forget the name of it. Somebody would have figured it out later. And they sell it in the water side shop. They used to have this store there and, uh, uh, she, she Peloton is called Peloton. Oh yeah. You don't know. How would you know? So they had this store and you know, you pay membership and again, I give a paddle with people and the screen and you know, it's like a, almost like I think it was like a video game. You playing with other people. Yeah. And there's a person, you know, that looks like a real person, but it's recorded. And um, so she asked him to buy the bike right for Christmas. He was like, now I was doing the Fauci virus. Everything was shut down. Well, I'm home. I need to be moving on those. And he was like, now she told me big before the Christmas when I was supposed to get that right. So we ordered that and um, we were sitting here and he said, well, it's going to come within a month or whatever. So after Christmas and I said, I gave her two weeks and then like six months later, I forgot. He came here and he looked at me and says, it's, it's in the, uh, it's in the storage. I said, what is it? Well, that $3 ,000 bike. I said, why are you moving? No, it was not even two weeks. It was less than two weeks. She shoved it underneath of the bed, so I put it in the storage. You should have told them to put it in a garage sale. So then something happened. There was a recall or something like, uh, some, whatever it was, something wrong in the bike. So he read that somewhere in the newspaper that Peloton is offering a exchange or return the money. He immediately returned the money. That thing was out of the storage and back into the store and he got his money back. So he was stupid for $3 ,000 just for a little bit. Yeah. Not very long. And then he came back to his senses and took it back and got his $3 ,000 back. There you go. Let's go to officials. Why don't you go to officials? But we created now the perfect example, how to occupy people in jail. Maybe they can get a little money out of it. I mean, or at least pay restitution for all their bills. The court case, you know how much it costs to run court victims, you know, get repay victims for, I don't know anything about that, but I'm just saying instead of solo systems and all this, we can have, you know, them doing something, but you're, you're smart. It's killing two birds. Yeah, you are. It's killing two birds of one stone. You're genius. Thank you. And they're, they're, you're a genius and they're getting exercise. They're providing energy, a cheap source of energy that's not, you know, ruining the ozone layer. Unless they're farting. And then they can take whatever monies they're making from the kilowatts and whatever they pay an inmate when, you know, like in their industries and work and they could pay the people back. If somebody steals my idea, I'll sue them. We just said it here. Yeah. Right. Okay. It's recorded. Right. There's a timestamp. And I think it'd be good. It's just telling that you got the idea from, from, from your grandfather and living behind the iron curse. Yes, exactly. So, so it's 11 PM on 25th of what is it? Small Saturday. Friday. Yeah. Of August. Now that's the timestamp right here. If somebody dared to steal my idea, we'd have consultation. Right. What are we going to do to them? Just let it go. Do you get some shank? Yeah, don't shank them. Somebody will shank them. Right. Yeah. That's it. We don't know yet who. Yeah. You never know. Or they might, you know, you never know. Something, something that happened. Yeah. God will send somebody with sandpaper as a toilet paper or whatever. 50 grade. We are 50 grade. Instead of 220. Essentials of officials. Julian Bruce Traquita, Apache Music. Thank you for all the tunes. Divine Spa, official sponsor. Still, what, six days to go. Wellness Month. Booger massage in our spas. Couples massage. If there's rain or some, you know, just want to relax, do something for yourself. August is the Wellness Month. So, use it. Don't abuse it. Beachesos .com. That's the website that you need to know because weekend's coming. Whatever you need, we'll bring it to you from our website. 250 items. We do it quickly with style. With our mini truck and lights. Oh, yeah. Yeah, with a big red cut. What's the weather? Well, you know, the weather is, again, it's going to be 93, they say, today. And it's going to be a low of about 76, I believe I read. And it's clear as a bell all day today. Is it? Yeah. I like that. Very little clouds. Well, there's something coming, right? Yeah. I see there's X's on the maps. I don't know what that's supposed to mean. Well, we don't want to, yeah, I guess there's some tropical storms out in the Atlantic. Yeah? Yeah. That's X's. But once we, yeah, X's and O's. Oh, you know what? We're going to talk about X's and O's today. What have you been doing 452 on Thursday? That was yesterday afternoon. Have you been around airports sometime? Why? Because yesterday wasn't Tuesday. What's wrong with you? Thursday. Oh. That was yesterday. You said Tuesday, I think. No, I said Thursday. I know what I'm saying. I know what we'll do is we'll just listen to this. We're going to end up listening to this. All right. So what have you been doing? I've been... Nothing. Nothing. Okay. So just so you know, you missed the tornado. Oh, really? Was that up in Cape Coral? No, at the airport road. Oh, wow. One roof and nine cars. That's it. Oh, you know what? That's crazy. And you didn't report it as a weatherman. You didn't even say it. I did tell... Listen to me. Yes? When I gave the weather report for Thursday, I told you that it was going to storm... Let me see if I could be a sage. Oh, yeah. You said that. I said that it was going to have rain very bad at between five and six. Yes. You said that. I apologize. Yeah. You need to. Sincerely, categorically. Right. Sincerely, categorically, I apologize. Thank you. And I could... You know, I could probably... But it says five. This was 452. Okay. So I was... I take my apologies back. All right. You were wrong. You're an Indian giver. I heard it the other day. Yeah. All right. So University Hodge is closing in four miles. Did you know that? I did not know that. Yeah. So they're going to cease to exist. Operations are over. I don't know what happened, but that's the news. You can Google it and you can find out more about Hodge University. You wonder with everything consolidating and with the Fauci virus and all these types of things, how many of these institutions are going to be closed anyway just with technology? Everything is done by the computer. Well... I mean, why do you need the commercial space? You don't have students coming to the classroom, which I think is not the greatest thing. You know, you don't have that human interaction. It's important. So I mean, the social... I mean, we're social human beings. You know, like what I would do... Like monkeys? Yeah. If you don't show up here, what would I do? You tell me. I don't know. Well, I can tell you. Right. I'll be alone. Well, you'd be alone, but you wouldn't be... You wouldn't be doing nothing. Well, what I just found out is we cannot longer provide the quality educational program that we have provided over the past 33 years. And what was that? That's what the statement says in the university. That's what I'm saying. According to the university faculty, advisors are working to establish partnership and trying to reopen. But I don't... I mean, maybe the problem is also additional to that. You know... That's just financial challenges. But declining also number of the teachers. I mean, seriously, it's expensive for people to live here. Yeah. Yeah, it is. And not on a teacher's salary, but also just the total cost for education. Would it cost somebody to go into debt to... Yeah. You know, so in order to keep the institution going and paying your professors and all that, you need people to be signing up for classes and paying tuition. Yeah. Maybe it's just the whole kit and caboodle that's the problem. Maybe we have to start thinking as a society, you know, what's a better, more efficient, cheaper way to educate people? Does that make sense to you? I mean, listen, I've been asking a long time, what I mean, the education is one thing, but you know, what are you learning in the school? It's a lot of times, you know, some of the things are very old school books and you're learning something like which you're never going to use. So, I mean, that whole thing needs to be restructured. Yeah, I would think it needs to be more restructured. Remember when we were talking yesterday about the trades, right? Let me just give you a little bit of philosophy from my perspective. I like your philosophies. So what you have is that we kind of have this like cookie cutter thing. It actually comes from a Prussian educational system, believe it or not, out of Germany. And it kind of made its way here into the United States and we kind of made it like a factory type of industrial factory deal where everybody goes through the same thing and they get their little stamp of approval in this paper. You know, everybody, let me ask you this. You think everybody's called to be a doctor? No. Do you think everybody's called to be a pharmacist? No. Everybody called to be a lawyer? I think everybody would like to be. Well, especially you. Does everybody have the same intellect? Is everybody's IQ the same? Well, in this room I can tell no.
A highlight from #424 No Monkey wrench in the engine. Today you will enjoy a smooth ride. Rich created the one and only way to make clean energy that works all the time, its free and has no exhaust except an occasional back fire here and there. RICH IS A GENIUS! Matt is a Head case and he knows it. $ 3000 can be a great investment for not making you smarter. Episode #424 August 25th. 2023
"And Divine is, as always, Small Saturday is on a Friday, we are beyond our lunchtime which turns Friday into Small Saturday, August 25th, and this episode is 4 .24 from This Mic Rich! And from This Mic Matt. Wow, yeah, that was good. Yeah, I liked that. Well I decided to concentrate this time and not be spacing out. Well that was a good idea because a lot of times, you know, I don't even know you here, sometimes you're sleeping. Well, that's true, but then there's other times that I might just throw you off and I just didn't feel like doing that today. Not today? No, you know, you're usually very professional when you start out and you have all the essentials and you know, things ready to go and then I start throwing monkey wrenches into the engine and it could start setting you off, so I decided I might just try to behave today. Yeah, you know what, by the way, listen up, this is something you need to know, okay? You can't believe everything you hear. Yeah, that's true, just like you can't believe what I just said. But let me just say it again, you can believe everything you hear. You can't believe it? No, no, but you can repeat it. Yeah, that's true. Like what you just did. Yeah, exactly what I did. You're playing mind games with me. No, I don't, I don't have to, you have, yesterday. You know, you keep playing these games. Well, two days ago you said you have army of brain cells gone. Yeah, what I think you're doing is trying to push me into having to lay down on a couch and get some counseling. Well, I don't think that would help. I'm starting to feel like with all these little innuendos and little things that you're saying is that you're trying to tell everybody that I'm a head case. Well, everybody knows by now that you are, so I don't have to do much of work. I mean, that's pretty clear. All right. By now, everybody knows that. All right, I'm fine with it. You've been working on it a very long time, you know, to be very clear that you are head case. Yeah, that's it. That doesn't take you too much work. I asked somebody one time, I said, you know, how much did you pay to get that stoop? He looked at me like, and he played along with it, he goes, about $30 ,000. 30? $3 ,000. Why? What did you pay for? I don't know, nothing. He just picked a number out of his you know what. So now every time I see him sometimes just joking around like we do, I ask him, yeah, how much you pay? He goes, about $3 ,000. Well, nice. Well, I mean, if somebody asked you that - It's kind of cheap for today. Yeah. I wonder what it'd be inflation wise. It's good investment. 30 ,000. Anyway. I mean, I kind of like it when I can look stupid and be stupid because - Yeah, no responsibility. Not just that, it's just nobody wants anything from you then. Oh, yeah. You're taking me along. Hey, he's stupid. Yeah, it works for me. It works for everything. That's good. I've been doing this for years. Yeah, you're an expert. My grandfather always told me, hey, listen, if your wife, if you're married and your wife asks you to vacuum the carpet, you need to play stupid. Yeah, really? How do you do that? He never explained that, but he says, if you don't, you're going to be vacuuming the rest of your life. He was so right. Yeah, I mean, you guys had electricity behind the Iron Curtain, didn't you? Oh, well, sometime. Well, you probably could have used the excuse of just walk around with the cord in his head pretending like he doesn't know where to plug it in. I think what they had, they had a central station somewhere where they put all these people that protested against the communists in jail and they were on the bicycles. Bicycles where else? Where else? Already echoed it. Four days ago. Oh, my gosh. And so if they just got tired and tuckered out, electricity no more, everybody's off their bicycle. So when they say here in the United States, they say, hey, we need to save the energy, solar and all this, and I go like, huh, just put the bicycles in the jail, you got so many skinny people. Oh, yeah. Yeah, right. That's good. Nobody thought about that yet. Keep them occupied. I think there's like just in the state of California that one state has 33 prisons. It's better than Windmill. I think it's anywhere between at any given time 120 ,000 to 160 ,000 inmates. I mean, how many bikes you get every one of them a bicycle? I would just like, listen, it's better than Windmill. Yeah. It works all the time. Yeah, it works all the time. Three shifts, right? And then just like, hey, Mary just turned on the oven, let's go, boys. She's baking cookies for police department. Don't let her disappointed. And it's kind of a way for them to give back to society, restitution. Yeah. Hey, you only got about 50 million more cycles to do. Imagine. Have a meter up there. How many watts did they create that give each prisoner a certain amount of money for every watt they create? It would be a problem if Mary was the lady put you in jail and you paddle a little faster to burn the cookies. I remember you. Or get aggression out instead of actually, you know, creating another crime and doing something horrible to Mary. You take it out on the bicycle and create more energy. Yeah. What is the company that, you know, they have this TV in front of that and it's like a stationary bag and you, they sell them, it's like $3 ,000 and membership and all this. That's a better thing. Look at you. You were far away from bicycle. I don't think they made bicycle for this weight limits. I think it would have been a better $3 ,000 to be spent on that bicycle than paid $3 ,000 to get stupid. Yeah, exactly. I have a friend and he proved to be stupid for $3 ,000 because he bought one. Yeah. He bought one for his wife. What was he trying to tell his wife? No. You need to, you need this thing. No, she wanted it. Oh yeah. She asked him. I thought he might've been saying, Hey, you need this cause I think you're getting a little fat. It's not a way to kind of send a message, but she wanted it, she wanted it for Christmas. It's this bicycle. I forget the name of it. Somebody would have figured it out later. And they sell it in the water side shop. They used to have this store there and, uh, uh, she, she Peloton is called Peloton. Oh yeah. You don't know. How would you know? So they had this store and you know, you pay membership and again, I give a paddle with people and the screen and you know, it's like a, almost like I think it was like a video game. You playing with other people. Yeah. And there's a person, you know, that looks like a real person, but it's recorded. And um, so she asked him to buy the bike right for Christmas. He was like, now I was doing the Fauci virus. Everything was shut down. Well, I'm home. I need to be moving on those. And he was like, now she told me big before the Christmas when I was supposed to get that right. So we ordered that and um, we were sitting here and he said, well, it's going to come within a month or whatever. So after Christmas and I said, I gave her two weeks and then like six months later, I forgot. He came here and he looked at me and says, it's, it's in the, uh, it's in the storage. I said, what is it? Well, that $3 ,000 bike.
Minnesota Experiences Record Exodus As Crime Rates Soar
"And when you look at what the FBI classifies as part one crimes, which are the most serious crimes for murder through arson, Minnesota now for the very first time in its history has a worse than average per CAPiTA rate of serious part one crimes. So the idea that Tim walls is somehow maintained a low crime rate is pure fiction. And in fact, it's like saying that the evil fruits of liberal policies in Minnesota just as we're seeing them in places like California and New York. And the thing I want to turn to now, John feeling is something that you have been studying closely now for some years and that is migration patterns into and out of the state of Minnesota because what we're seeing is Minnesota is just like California and New York. Instead of moving into the state, people are moving out of the state. Absolutely. And one thing that's notable is you talked about Minnesota's economic growth earlier. It was kind of lagged since the turn of the century. It's also true that all through the 90s in a net inflows of domestic migrants. That kind of flipped around the turn of the century and you start to see the outflows. But what's really notable is the massive acceleration in the exodus of people from the state of Minnesota since 2019. Funnily enough. We've seen we had about 14,000 people on net. I thought maybe it was 16,000. I think leave in the year 2019 to 2020. The figures got revised up subsequently. So I think it's about 16,000. That's on net loss. And that was a record for going back to at least 1991. Records stood for one year because we smashed it in the most recent year when we lost 19,400 residents on net to other parts of the United States. So whenever someone tries to hold Minnesota and Tim watts up and say, this is the guy, this is the model that works. I always say to people if it's so great, why is everyone to get out?
Sebastian Welcomes the Iconic Joe Piscopo to the Show
"Brother from another mother, Joe Piscopo. Welcome to America first one on one. It's great to see you, doctor. Yeah, we did. It's amazing. We met. We first met the hallways of a.m. 9 70. I think we just kind of had to click. You're a fun guy. I mean, you know, there's so much crazy, serious news, but it's nice to see you on a great sense of humor, my friend. Right, I had to do that. That was just too irresistible, but you know, I'm a regular guest on your show. I don't usually have radio hosts for a radio host for our one on one deep dive, but there's so much that you can share with our millions of listeners across the nation. I think we had to do this. So first things first, let's find out a little bit about this man. I can tell you who doesn't know how to spell Jersey. He spells it with a Z so follow him on Twitter at JR ZY Jersey Joe Piscopo. His website is Joe Piscopo U.S., but you haven't always been a radio guy. So for those who are unfamiliar with your Hollywood years and then your comedic stardom on SNL, would you give us a kind of encapsulated life to date? How did you get to being on a.m. 9 70 in New York? And what did you do before that, Joe? You know, when I went to college, I went to a little school in Jacksonville, said I couldn't get in anywhere else. I was the worst student in the state of New Jersey, you know. So my father, God rest his soul, said, look, there's a school that will accept you as the Jacksonville Florida is a little school called Jones college and they had radio stations. They had four radio stations and right then I fell in love with radio. There was an a.m.. There was a 100,000 watt FM station where I did and this is when I was in college. I was the disc jockey 6 to midnight doing beautiful music. The last 15 minutes you've heard about the body and raindrops keep falling on my head. That was that was my hang on, hang on, you had a 6 hour shift, Joe. Oh man, I'll tell you what. They used to put us into 8 hour shifts. 7 hour shifts, you know? So yes, it was a 6 it was 6 to midnight at go to school all day and I'd hang right there in the studio and we had turntables that we had turntable. So I used to. I'm far too young. What is this turntable you speak of, mister Pope?
Newsmax's John Bachman Shares a Memory of R.E.M.
"High school, Aryan was just getting started in Athens. Okay, the B-52s, you know, Ariana would just get started. And Michael saw it and the rest of them would play and you brought up this and I want you to emphasize this a little bit. 40 watt club. Georgia club. I mean, the not owl, which used to be out for country out there off of full 41 north. We're seeing and there's still all those scenes today. These new bands, these new, you know, that new music is coming out of. But Michael sobbing and they would do a buddy of mine, Steve McNeil, he used to go down and to Athens and they would play a set and then they'd sit out in the bar and just hang out with everybody. And that was another cool thing too about it is, you know, I never got the chance to see REM play at the 40 watt and one of those impromptu sets. But what I did see is a lot of members of REM and other bands, David schools, or Mike Mills, or maryam, just hanging out at the bars. And when I would go, I mean, I remember there was a brief period of time and I believe it was the summer of 2000 spring of 2000. I had gone to see a band called the old 97s at the 40 watt, and I was going up to the bar to grab a beer and I looked over and it's Mike Mills next to me and I kind of gave him a nod and a knowledge we was, he obviously had no idea who I was. And then a little while later, radiohead played a concert at Stone Mountain in a very small venue. It was amazing to be there. And I saw Mike Mills again, he kind of bumped into each other, and it was that sign, again, he didn't know who I was, but he knew that I knew who he was and we had both been too amazing concerts and brief period of time and he kind of gave me that sign of acknowledgment like, all right, kid. You obviously have good choice in music.
Ride Along in Watts
"Good morning, everybody. I'm your sitting host omelet and obie. I had to take some time today to talk about an issue that is near and dear to my heart. And that is law enforcement. Here in LA, I've had some very interesting run ins with law enforcement in my support of the work that they do. And this is not to negate the real instances of police brutality or police malpractice, but to say that that is not the majority of police officers in law enforcement. These are amazing men and women who are choosing to take on the job of protecting the people around them and working within their communities. And the police officers that I know, I will say, are wonderful men and women who are not only police officers, but they are teachers. They are parents. They are social workers in the work that they're doing, and they really are just doing amazing work day in and day out and working to shine the best light on their profession. Now, one of the craziest stories that I've ever been through, one of the craziest experience that I've ever had is doing a ride along in watts here in south central LA. I've done many of these now in the past couple of years because I'm well acquainted with police and talk about the work that they do quite often. But one time I was on a ride along late at night and driving down a residential area in watts when all of a sudden we noticed a car had been crashed straight into a tree. Of course, the police officers had to get out and respond in a woman ran into the streets screaming about how they needed paramedics. She was covered in blood, wearing gloves, little did we know that she was a nurse who was not working at the time. And as the police officers ran over to the car, they found that behind it was a young man who had been shot to death. By a gang in the area and in the neighborhood. And when I tell you that so many of the people living in these areas are desensitized to gun violence, there were young kids sitting outside watching as this man passed away right on the street. And who's there to respond to it? None other than your LAPD police officers who are seeing violence like this and death and destruction far too often in far more than any human should ever have to. Now
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Manafort Owns up to Passing 'Campaign Data' to Suspected Russian Agent
"Here's Dan ladden hall Daily yeast Manafort owns up to passing campaign data to a suspected Russian agent Notice how Adam Schiff and Clint watts never mention a name Now the yeast mentions the name here Donald Trump's 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Monday publicly admitted he gave polling data to Constantine kilimnik a suspected Russian intelligence asset What Wow That sounds really bad Now that did happen Paul Manafort did admit to that But who's Constantine kilimnik He gave him polling data Well I like the same polling of data that already appeared in The Washington Post and stuff So I'm not apologizing for Paul Manafort I'm just telling you the truth Who's Constantine kilimnik Because it seems like someone else gave Constantine kilimnik a whole lot more access Wouldn't you know it It's the freaking Obama administration Again what What's that stuff on your face Oh I was cleaning the chimney We don't have a chimney
Winter Warning to Biden Administration, Energy Shortages Ahead
"I want to underscore this we touched on it earlier but now there's more information From our Friends at what watts up with that It's a great sight Winter warning to Biden administration New England energy shortages ahead By Robert Bradley junior natural gas shortages and reliability concerns in New England on either short term nor unanticipated ISO New England and the federal energy regulatory commission have for many months called attention to the very real reliability issues that are likely to face the region in the coming winter months due to insufficient supply of natural gas The New England power plants generated an estimated 4.18 million metric tons of CO2 and January 2022 up from 2.77 metric tons With a region's heavier reliance on oil accounting for most of the difference In other words because they're not getting enough natural gas Government intervention creates emergencies and shortages unlike self interested transactions when a true free market This was true a century ago where World War I planning and it remains true today
Liberal Pundits React to the Redacted Mar-a-Lago Affidavit
"Neil Catalog Former acting U.S. lister general Under Obama of course on MS LSD of course The affidavit shows Trump didn't declassify any documents No it doesn't show that at all Affidavit shows that FBI DoJ think that Donald Trump is a liar Maybe but who cares Jeff pegues if that is his name CBS News correspondent On redacted affidavit the government saying there is evidence of obstruction Hey what do you have like a 15 watt lightbulb up there brother That was in the documents they released two and a half weeks ago or whatever it was Frank fig luzi if that is his name former FBI assistant director also an MS LSD We won't be able to recruit our allies to work for us because Trump was storing their documents What else What else Sure there's more Trump should be charged with treason Corinne Jean Pierre on the constipated news when that work Well The White House didn't know about the search warrant White House knowing awful lot you've been working with the archives To get rid of executive privilege We're not going to get involved on that but if they are cars does that okay Wink wink wink wink
The Media Obsessed Over Ivanka Trump's Testimony Video
"But there were two videotapes in particular That the media fawned all over Of course they would have found all over a pencil eraser at that point but nonetheless Ivanka Trump Why was Ivanka Trump called the testify at all She wasn't involved at The White House at that point She had nothing to do with January 6th and any respect Why would she call the testify Anybody know Because they were videotaping her And they wanted to get a sentence out of hours and hours of testimony That they could use To try and embarrass her her father and the family Did you notice the background with Ivanka Trump was testifying mister producer Look like one of those old East German interrogations She was sitting up against a wall The camera had focused into her very close under I thought to myself where's the 25 watt bulb hanging from a long wire in the ceiling
Depp's Lawsuit Is Misguided but It Can Be Hard to Walk Away
"Listen, this lawsuit is so misguided, there are some details I haven't really pinned down and paid really a lot of attention to, so forgive me if I'm wrong, but these lawsuits can't be one sometimes. Regardless of fault or who initiated watt, who goaded whom only to film them, they were both messy, intoxicated, violent, volatile messes of people. You listen to those tapes and you get sick, you want to turn them off, but you can't. It's like hearing your next door neighbors just threatening to kill each other. Some people say Johnny should elect this slide. But here we are. And in a lot of ways, he is imitating his idol Marlon Brando. Not only in what he says and acts, but actually how he looks. Let's say for argument's sake, amber started fights to watch the fireworks go off and then film it for leverage if the relationship ended. And Johnny still went nuts. I see his point. Some people say there's no winning in this situation. The best outcome would be to minimize the damage to walk away, to know when to fold them. He's going scorched earth. But I believe and I know that she instigated these dramas and I don't think he should have walked away sooner. I don't. I think sometimes you got to fight for what's right. Do I think he has mental health issues, not particularly, but she certainly licked the match to the alcohol soap read that he's become. People say, well, walk away. That's easier said than done, guys. If someone's mentally ill, or if someone has issues like Johnny has, but it's just not violent. He's non physical when it comes to these things. I don't know how you can't see that. Yes, I think he should have put this in the rearview mirror and try to get away from it. But maybe he's compulsive and couldn't let it go. It's very sad either way.
Steelers Rally to Beat Bills 23-16 to Open Season
"Defense and special teams helping Pittsburgh to an opening day win in buffalo twenty three sixteen was the final Pittsburgh over coming at ten halftime deficit Ulysses Gilbert scoring on a blocked punt defensive end T. J. watt had two sacks in the bills offense could only muster one touchdown Pittsburgh other touchdown came off a Ben Roethlisberger to Deonte Johnson touchdown pass a longtime Steeler quarterback says everyone had a hand in this this was a team win offense defense special teams and that's one thing I'm most proud about Steelers home the week two against Las Vegas well buffalo will be heading to Miami G. Matanga orchard park New York
"t. j watt" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Waiting for our first call the season ready to take your phone calls on the matchup on what you like about this matchup or what? You don't Bills and Steelers Here is Pittsburgh gets T J Watt under contract contract for him well deserved. Rated one of the top 10 players in the NFL by is very good along with Josh Allen. He's one of two defensive players to make the top 10. It was Aaron Donald And T. J. Watt Josh Allen, his first year as a top 10 player, according to the NFL top 100 Stefon Diggs was number 11, by the way, um so Bills Steelers. We talked a little bit about the Steelers offense in the first segment and the Bills offense and now maybe shift gears to the defenses of these two teams and what to look for. Um, The Steelers have a very good defensive line and have for a couple of years mentioned what Melvin Ingram as well for the bill's name. It's probably the number one thing that is Let's see how good it can be like an X factor for this team. If we if we see the same offense we saw last year than we turn to the defense and say, Can they be better? Lightly? Just slightly? And and what does that mean for this team, and I think that comes down to the defensive line. Your secondary It's been the same secondary since Sean McDermott showed up a white, two safeties and another guy and right, whoever that is, whatever that might be your linebackers, you know. Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano. People feel good about those two. We could talk a little more about about Tremaine. But the defensive line the assets they have sunk into that spot. Russo bookie Basham, They get added into a group that includes finesse a second round pick from last year at Oliver. First overall, our first round pick 7th 9th overall. Sorry. No star. That could be big right Star was supposed to be another addition this year. He's out today, so let's start tough. Let's start Big picture defensive line. How do you think it looks overall? I think the advantage of being fresh In the fourth quarter. Every single week is going to be an advantage for this bills defensive line their rotations watching the type of pass rush combinations, they're going to be able to roll out. Um, these are exciting things for me to watch. I'm listen. Uh, I think we can all agree. We're probably all in the same place here. I I am excited about Gregory Rousseau. I think This the excitement that fans feel and share about Russo. I think is echoed in this coaching staff. I think the way they used him in the preseason. Is a little bit of like a sneak peek and how they feel that that what they've seen from him in the pre season and during training camp. You don't play a guy you know to 20 snaps in the preseason. Who's a rookie? Unless you're like this guy is one of our best players in defense. Um, if you told me right now, Gregory, so ends this season with double digit sacks. 10 10.5 11. I think I'd buy into that. I think I think I'd take the over at like 9 10 sacks. I think he can be that disruptive, but The defensive line is a whole does feel a little predicated in terms of people's Belief in their ability to stop the run. And what we could probably get into whether or not stopping around actually matters at some point in the show or some point this season because teams are going to run against the bills because they can because the bills want them to run against them. Can we? Can we say that right? Like if you're Sean McDermott, Leslie Frazier. Every single time. Herbert. Uh, name some good F C court named some great quarterbacks whenever you're playing Patrick Mahomes, Ryan Tannehill. Maybe not. In that case, their country is really hard to stop. But I would think that every time these elite quarterbacks turn around and hand the ball off. Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier. Like Exactly. Yeah, let's get to let's get down into the in the goal into the red zone. Let's tighten up. Let's hold teams to three points. We like our odds if we can do that with our scoring offense, So I think that the bend but don't break things. We've said a lot. Like maybe at nauseum. It's like maybe one of the worst football ISMs out there is bend. But don't break defense is, I think the bills really that that's her strategy, both from a defensive line linebacker. Corner safety. I'm uh, I think if you're if you're Leslie Frazier in your Sean McDermott every time an elite quarterback turns around two hands the ball off you are. They're doing exactly what you want them to do. Well, let me ask you about you mentioned Russo and go back to Rousseau and there. The you get the sense that Russo has come in and look so good for the bill so far. That there's almost this feeling of I mean, we knew he was good. Yeah, Yeah, yeah, we He's really good. Right right away. He's he looks ready right now. And, you know bills, fans got a chance to see that with some Solid reps in the preseason, The Detroit sack, Um against the the Bears. He was. He was reading a full game where it means something and where you're scheming him in spots to put him in. Opposition to have success and you really didn't get to see him with Jerry Hughes on the other end, Like like the Jerry Hughes, not like, Hey, it's training camp. It's preseason. He's a veteran. He's got a little tweaking The calf were really easing him in here. No. Now he's full bore, and now you're going to have an opportunity to see on third down. You know, Russo and Hughes on one end. You've got Mario Addison at the three technique and Calvert the one have at it, boys. You've got to really athletic, fast pass rush heavy unit out there. The other guy that I continue to think we're grossly under talking about is a J. F. Vanessa. I'm excited to watch up in ECE play. He's not going to have the same volume of stats are snaps that we see pews that we see Russo. But maybe do we agree he might be the third. Guy off that bench like he might be the first pass rusher in the game when Reus or he was earning well, last year, it was, you know, Trent Murphy and he's an active all the time and the bills just Really gotten. It was almost like corner, too was talked about a lot, But yet defensive end to was, I think probably should have had more attention. Um, I guess if you're going further down the depth chart past cherry hues With regard to this this pass rush. Russo, one of the things about him. He got a lot of his sex in college when he was inside, and that was kind of a little bit of a knock like, Well, he does really well inside. I'm not. You know, we don't know how he'll do around the edge. The reality is sometimes You hear that as a knock and I think, Well, yeah. Can I just scheme it on the inside? I got it Sounds like it sounds like I could just do. That Sounds like a you problem, right? I'll just get him and maybe scheme him on the inside in certain scenarios seen that yet either, And I think probably for a reason..
"t. j watt" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"It help ease the decision. Yes. Newton says he does not plan to retire from football, believes the rookie Mac Jones will have success as Patriots signal caller on the heels of his four year $112 Million extension with the Steelers. T. J. Watt is now the league's highest paid defender, guaranteed 80 million over the next three seasons. He had this son the negotiations. It was a long process and, um Like I said, I have two brothers who have kind of gone through it. Derek once for the Steelers and J. J two, and, um, they weren't much help when it came to remembering what it was like. And I kind of understand now I remember asking JJ early on. I said, Well, how did your negotiations go? And he goes Once you sign on that dotted line, man, you don't you kind of forget what happened leading up to that moment, and that's kind of how this whole thing has been for me to, um, so it was some long days for sure. But like I said, it's It's all paid off. And now I'm just focused on playing football. Steelers Open against the Bills and Buffalo Bills, ruling out starting defensive tackle star load to the Lay lay for that season opener with a calf injury. Chief safety Tyron Matthew remains in Covid 19 protocols uncertain if he'll be cleared for the season opener against the Browns. Jets receiver Jamison Crowder will miss that season opener at Carolina continues to recover from Covid, 19 and Washington putting Kurdish Samuel on short term injured reserve because of a lingering Groin injury, ESPN radio's presented by progressive insurance say when you bundle auto home in motorcycle insurance visit progressive dot com coming up, we'll take another look at the college football slate this afternoon, and the night's top plays offer a mix of Major League baseball and the college gridiron. That's next. You're listening to SportsCenter all night on ESPN radio. Keyshawn.
"t. j watt" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Your got your quarterback? Did you pay big money to With our pos and things like things of that nature, So we know how Tampa Bay started the season. How does it end? Greenie has a thought. I have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl and back to back seasons and this time beating the Cleveland Browns. Yes, I'm in. I'm going all in on the Cleveland Browns. Baker. Mayfield goes from good to great, and that defense is so much better bucks over Brown's in the Super Bowl, and he also had the Bucks blowing out the Cowboys in this season opener is awfully tight game Cowboys will always be the focus of conversation, but their recent results have not befit America's team. Dallas has made the playoffs seven times since 2000 from 1990 to 99. They made it eight times. They haven't made the NFC Championship game in the last 25 Seasons. Pts Michael WILBON. A good season for me involving the Cowboys would be if Producers at every network that discusses sports toned down the hype and the slur Pidge of the Cowboys. Tony they've only made the playoffs seven times this century. Alright, and you get records six and 10. There's a you Know, eight and eight, There's a 10 and six followed by nine and 7 13 and three followed by four and 12. I'm going backward now 12 and four, followed by eight and 88 and 88 and 86 and 10. The Cowboys aren't good enough to inspire all of the jaw flapping that they that they get Tony. The obsessive coverage of the Cowboys is a media issue. It's America's team because producers on every network starting with this one insist on just assigning so much coverage to the Cowboys, they don't justify it with performance. So I don't I guess making the playoffs would be a good season for them. I guess I really don't care what they do. You know, if Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith and the playmaker Michael Irvin, if they were walking through that door behind the line they played behind then we can talk about the Cowboys. But they're not. They're not. They're a They're not even mediocre relative to the rest of the NFL, the others so many teams above them over the last 20 years. So what? We're going to be inundated. We're gonna put those ring coats on and wait for that storm of cowboy hype to come at us. The Steelers, meantime, have made outside linebacker T. J. What the highest paid defensive player in the league. It's a four year extension worth 112 million. He's become one of the best pass rushers in the league evidence by his 49 a half sacks over his first four pro seasons. Adam Schefter had the story and has the defeats of the deal. T. J. Watt is one of the best players not just in the defensive.
Pittsburgh Steelers' T.J. Watt Agrees to a 4-Year, $112 Million Extension
"Get news that a deal has been agreed to in principle. Not sign but agreed to between. T. j. watt and the pittsburgh steelers. This was first broken by ian rapoport of the nfl network was also adam schefter. Espn that they have the deal in principle. I think they just have to put pen to paper. But it's agreed moving forward. Here's the deal. It's a four year extension worth just over our right around just over one hundred and twelve million dollars for tj. What would this has him as the highest paid defensive player in football now you can manipulate the numbers one way or the other to say how much it is per year. We'll get there all right. It's basically he's just over twenty eight million dollars per year from that extension and there's also eighty million dollars fully guaranteed at signing. Now we'll get into that in just a second but first i want to understand that. This is an extension so this goes on top of the deal that he already had for this year which was playing under the fifth year option where he was set to make ten points. I'm going from memory. I'm pretty sure it's ten point. Oh eight nine million dollars this
"t. j watt" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"At the beautiful name McGregor Square and Come on, join us Thursday night Football, by the way is going to be getting under way here in just a little bit. The world champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers going to be hosting the Dallas Cowboys. So come on and join us. Come say hi. We're on the corner of 19th and Wynkoop, and we're actually going to catch up with The guy. This bar is named after Tom coming up here in just a few minutes and give you some more very cool details about how beautiful this establishment is, and all the cool things you could do here. Offering as we looked at his first game for the Denver Broncos. One of the things we always talk about is a team doing everything it can in its power. To hold on to the great players that they draft when you see today that the Pittsburgh Steelers just opened up their wallets and gave T J Watt a mega deal. A four year extension worth more than $112 million. That's 28 million average per year, with 80 million fully guaranteed at signing Which makes him the highest paid defensive player in football. What does that do for the Denver Broncos when they are going to be looking to re sign Bradley, Chuck? Um Well, first of all, Bradley champ as to give the kind of numbers that T. J. Watt has given the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's giving him tremendous production over the last three years. That is second to none. The guys Outstanding football player. Um I don't worry so much about him because we have one more year with him. What I worry about is von Miller and what this does. When von Miller and I say if this correctly when Von Miller goes out there and he has a great season, What does that do for a guy? That's 31 32 years old? Do you go ahead and give him The requisite amount of money that those guys make that are elite players. I mean, and this is why I've been asking. Do you do extensions right now before the season starts, or do you waiting for another year? And see how things go. I don't believe in waiting when you have great players, So I'm worried about bomb. Miller more not do Bradley Chubb because it's more likely, Von Miller goes out and has T J Watt numbers more so than Bradley Chubb. What do you do with Von Miller? Do you give him the money now? Well, that's a great question because I talked to a former NFL player recently. Who said how much money in the motor's making. Yeah, everybody talks about the players in the amount of money that the players make. But the owners of doing pretty good if they're okay with pay that kind of money that NFL player just added himself. That's fine. Well, I mean, I mean, that's a lot of money. $28 million for one single player on the defensive side. The football just tells you that the NFL is healthy. The NFL is healthy. The league is doing well. And with that, you know, we say good luck to all the guys that's going out there, you know. His injuries are guaranteed in this business. Your best players had to deal with it all the great players that you remember from your past. They dealt with the same things that these guys are dealing with. Injuries are part of it. You just want to make sure that you are, uh, taking care of your body best as you can, and you give a great effort because who knows when it's done? There's no there's no way I knew that my NFL career would come to an end on uh, on a, um, Halloween night in 1999. There's there's no way that I could have known that. But that's really when it came to it was it That was it. I taught my Achilles. So when you tear your Achilles and your pass rusher rehab, and the time it takes to get back, it's a daunting task. I think, uh, Terrell Suggs is the only guy that I can remember of record that had a successful return. At that age, and I was 31 technology is a little bit more advanced today than it even was back in 1999. So that's a That's a great point. Alfred. That's a really, really good point. Alright, we're live here at times Watch bar. You have got to come out and join us. It's a hometown Denver company. It is a beautiful, beautiful sports bar and hey, what better place to watch The start of the NFL season get underway in the second half of the second part of football coming back, because obviously we've already had some college games. We're going to catch up with Tom Ryan when we come back. It's big Allen joke. This is K away the voice of Colorado, where we give you traffic.
"t. j watt" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Heck he wants. He's arguably the best football football football player in the game right now. Not just on defense just in general, um I've been through a few negotiations here contracts. Um, you know, One of the reasons I took less money was for guys like him to get paid, and he needs to get paid. He deserves every penny that he wants and asked for. And so, um, you know, T. J Watt is, is that guy that should get whatever he wants. Listen, there's no doubt the locker room saying that a boy Ben, where to get our back here. Front office. Little different front office is different in Dallas in, uh, in Pittsburgh because They have a long standing policy for those who don't know this that they only guarantee the signing bonus. And so agents have to work really hard to get a big signing bonus because any money downstream is never guaranteed. That's different than what we see in a lot of these other deals you get, you know, one or two Seasons post the guarantee year, the first year. It will be guaranteed the salary will be guaranteed. Um and look, I know why the Steelers do this because any money that's guaranteed especially when it's a huge contract, like T G T. J Watt deserves you have to put in escrow and so from me from me Like a liquidity standpoint, it's just not prudent. If you've got a lot of guys to pay and you're giving them big signing bonuses and guaranteed money, because it just it makes you somewhat not insolvent because these guys have a ton of money anyways, but it puts you into financially stressed Cap strap system, So I think the the there's two solutions here then one is the Pittsburgh Steelers make an exception and they say, all right, T J Watt. We're going to make an exception for you, and we're going to guarantee money. That's not in your signing bonus. But then you know, the inevitable is going to happen. The next player, whoever it is that it deserves a big contracts going to say. Well, I want guaranteed money. None of the signing bonus. Damn right. And then the the Steelers are gonna have to say, Well, you're not T J Watt, and that's just gonna you just they just can't win. You know what I mean? There's no win here other than to stay the course and not offer any more guaranteed money other than the signing bonus or Just give a huge signing bonus. They're gonna buckle. I think they have to buckle and by the way that they have had some some slight modifications. I understand what the rule but Joe Hayden. They squeezed out a little like they changed a little bit for that philosophy that you detail before. Listen, I I believe that If I'm the Steelers ownership again. I'm not thrilled with this. I get it, You know, But if I'm a player, I love it. Of course that goes without saying, But I also think that you know from From TJ. What, Like we always say in sports. Hey, different rules for the superstars. Yeah, It's like that in high school. It's like that in college, and it's like that in the NFL like Lawrence Taylor could come in after you know, doing a few lines of Coke and Lord knows how many seriously haven't you know how many scotches and and and and roll into practice practice it? Night in the morning and sleep during a meeting they left because you know what? Game day you roll that lt gets 2.5 sacks and five pressures True, so there's always different rules. You're a great player. What's the difference? Why should there be different rules financially there? I mean, there could be But again, this is concessions made. This is this is a philosophy that they've just David spouse for a long time now like it. Are you okay with it? No, I'm not. Especially because the the other thing that they can do just change the rule, and it's a new NFL. Obviously, because of the $100 billion on TV rights deal that they signed this just past off season. So there is, you know, plethora of financial solvency coming to every single team, every single owner, the hell the player's gonna get paid is a part of this as well. So I mean, now is the time to to amend this because Income is just going to skyrocket for for everybody involved. And so, um, the likelihood of being strapped it's just not there. If you need protection because you feel like well, T J Watt might get injured. And you know, we have this guaranteed money and we're going to be stuck in a bind. And whatever whatever you know, you know scenario you might think is a negative one. You can think of. I I think that you you can buy insurance against it Received many, you know plenty of contracts that are backed by. You know these big policies. Whether it's Lloyd's of London is the most famous one or others. You just You just you just ensure it and you and you and you make it put out a contingency for it. I do think they should change this philosophy. Because it's it's preventing Uh, the continued marriage of a great team organization brand in the Steelers and one of the great young players and football. And TJ. What now? I'm not saying that they're going to get you know, all nasty with each other and you know, not really. I don't see eye to eye and it's going to affect things downstream for maybe the next contract, but it could write it could you know guys want to be respected and T. J Watt deserves to be respected. You know, I gotta quit. Is he better than his brother and his brother's apex? It's a good question, man. Well, same thing. I was just talking about this and I ask you right before we came on air simply because we were talking about J. J. Watt. And if you look at JJ Watts career It's I mean, it's stellar its Hall of Fame. Mm hmm. But didn't you like have this? It's only five years. Very top Heavy. It's well in terms of like, Yeah. Fizzled out fast from where he was five great seasons and then three of them Defensive player of the year and then kind of nothing..
"t. j watt" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Six list. Top six NFL teams for 2021. The Brown is going to make the list. Are we going to hear more barking from the dog, Pat? Here. King. Lot of quarterbacks Indiana. Mhm. Have no problem with voicing their opinions today, Ben Roethlisberger stood in front of the media, and he basically told everyone TJ want Deserves to be paid. The Steelers need to pay him whatever he wants. They need to do it now, and it's just like Whoa. Ben Roethlisberger, he said. Look Restructured my contract for this simple reason to get T J Watt onto the field so he can go out there in the regular season and just wreck quarterbacks. And we've started they hear more and more over the years from quarterbacks who you know, are not ashamed to tell the world and tell their teams exactly what they want. Whether it's Russell Wilson with protection. Whether it's adjustment in the entire front office culture like Aaron Rodgers pretty much told the Green Bay Packers for the entire season. We're hearing more and more demands from quarterbacks. And why not? It's a dog eat dog world. The Q B S are just about the only players who can do so. And as I told you prior to the break, Realistically, you think about the hundreds upon hundreds of players in the NFL. Man. It's probably only 10 guys who can even open up their mouths in such a way. So the phone lines are open before we get to the top six at the top of the hour, 855 to 1 to four, CBS. What are your thoughts? How do you feel when we have these quarterbacks just just saying whatever comes to their mind, just telling the truth. It's a new day. It's a new era. And if you got the stroke and use it, right. Brian is calling from Wisconsin. Brian you on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, Jr. Thanks for having me first time caller Love the show. Thank you. Go ahead. Uh, yeah, In my opinion, these guys on the face of the teams there's the guys that get the blame for the wins and the losses. They should have the right to be able to eat what they want. As far as the management goes as far as what they think their players that they play with day in and day out what their work Okay. You don't think it gets tricky when Ben Rapolas Burger is basically playing public agent for T J Watt? I mean, isn't you don't think that that kind of puts him in the organization and an odd standing I think again that With him in a leadership position that the rest of the team knows that he's going to back them up if they ever get into a tight spot like that. Touche. There's no doubt about that. Thank you. Brian for calling from Wisconsin. How many times you're going to hear that, though? You know, we heard from Ben Roethlisberger here on T. J. Watt. You think we're going to hear about him on on another player? Like When do you hear this? Players are typically very happy to mind their business and shut up when it comes to somebody else's contract. They do not want to be involved. You don't want to be a player who, when the media asks you about Hey, what do you think about you know your teammate X Y z's contract. Typically, the players know enough to shut the hell up. It's one of my business. I don't want to influence the decision that's between the team and X Y Z player and the player at the same time, he doesn't want to face any repercussions. He doesn't want to have a negative effect on that man's contract negotiations and a lot of times you don't even the agents don't want anybody chiming in on negotiations, so Typically, it's a space to shut up when it comes to somebody else's money. And so yeah, I'm pretty sure T j want appreciates it. He's in a unique position. T. J Watt is a superstar. In the NFL. Regardless of how you feel about Ben Roethlisberger and how much he has left in the tank, Ben Roethlisberger via accomplishment and name alone. He is a superstar in the NFL. And so, yeah, he's going back him. But let's not pretend like Ben Roethlisberger is gonna back. You know the 53rd guy on the roster? Ben Roethlisberger might not even remember his name And sometimes you like anything in life. You got to pick and choose your battles. Sometimes you gotta know when to go. Sometimes you gotta know when to fall back. John is calling from Houston John you on CBS Sports radio. Hey, Jay. How you doing, man? Very well. Amen. Is that Jenny? Man? The local shows the out. Call me and you know, I thought about this for a while. It's just very expensive. It wells really wrong. I got I don't the stuff there and were on the rise in Bergen. Where is talking back? I can. He said that he didn't bit more. That's where you whack because they didn't on the team here and the one chances What's there to get left back here? What may even unpacked his bags the he got a big contest. Less than a month later, he starts bringing about being they actually remember part of back friends have brought back to the death. Are present. That would be have been a net. Get a big contract in less than a month. How about being traded? And then he ain't say the word bad thing we've heard from his AZ Talking about, uh, he wanted to be played for this reason and that reason and those reasons don't hold water energy. There's not a play in the NFL in the past or the present. That if you act in the they love everybody on their team only and the organization did they get along with everybody There tell, you know, so he's you know, reasons all hold water are asleep my personal after that, not never Want to pray here and you and I tell you what, And if he was okay, the reasons he gave where he'd been here for a while now, anytime, Washington the cooler one. Well, John, John, just say this one. No, no, no, no, no. Wait a minute, John. Hold on. Well, you heard me, right? Yeah, man. Okay. I don't know where your phone is. Your phone, like on your ear like is it Is the microphone close to your mouth..
"t. j watt" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Wants. He's arguably the best football football football player in the game right now, not just on defense just in general. You know, I've been through negotiations here with contracts. You know, One of the reasons I took less money was for guys like him to get paid, and he needs to get paid. Um he deserves every penny that he wants and asked for, And so, um, yeah. T. J. Juarez is that guy that should get whatever he wants. Hold up, man. I don't understand it, Mike. Why does Rothenberger need to insert himself in this conversation about T J y like you took less money so that you can have money to pay? T. J. What No, no, no, no, no, That's not how everything went down with Ben Roethlisberger this offseason. He took less money because he had no damn choice. He wasn't going to be the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers unless he did so, but I will say this as a former player. Having your quarterback come out and have your back when it comes to a contract negotiations or contract stalemate with the organization. I mean, you gotta You gotta love that Ben Roethlisberger is doing that for T J. What? Yeah, I think you're right, like short of him, saying Guys like me and Tom Brady take less so that the team can sign more people. It's harder to go out here and make sure that your inserted quite as much as Ben Roethlisberger just did. But that was my first thought. What you just said. That means something like I remember back way back when I was 2015 when Jimmy Graham was going through arbitration with the New York Saints, with the NFL, talking about the terms of his franchise tag, he wanted to be tagged as a wide receiver. They obviously wanted to tag him in a much newer number as a tight end, and Drew Brees came out and said he's one of the best tight ends in the league, said that very publicly in a way that a lot of people looked at and said, You're you're not really helping the cause for a guy that's very important to you in that way. And maybe Drew didn't mean it as Pointedly as he did, But there is something to be said for Ben being crystal clear, saying, I understand better than anybody. How the Steelers how the Rooney family does business around here, and we've got to throw that by the wayside like you've got to update the software at some point. This seems like a good spot and the perfect player to do it on if your Pittsburgh well, Yeah, I mean, T J Y checks every single box. I mean, in terms of being productive. That's a check in terms of him being available, healthy to be able to play every single game. He's got that on his resume as well, So I mean, he's a high character guy he's got. He's got the kind of pedigree actually looking for. I don't understand the downside to paying a guy like T J Watt. I mean, if you if you're an organization that's gotta parks a significant amount of guaranteed dollars a significant amount of your salary cap someplace. T. J. Watt is a good place to do it because you know that guy is going to be a part of your team's long term future and you're going to get the return on investment that you're looking for. So I mean, I don't understand why it's It's taken the Steelers this long to be able to get this done. Why they've taken it up to the 11th hour. Once the player makes it clear throughout the off season, they are committed to holding out or withholding services until they get a deal done. That should be the tip to Kevin Colbert that something's got to happen, so they make sure that they have this guy Week one, and I think that they've moved in that direction. So good on the Pittsburgh Steelers. I'll be interested to see what the structure of the contract is. Because you know, the Steelers don't like to give guaranteed money beyond the second year of a contract extension. I'll be interested to see what that looks like. But it sounds like the Steelers are moving closer to being able to get this deal done again. With T. J Watt being back on the field of full participant in practice, you write all signs point towards this getting resolved before we got to get on the field and really see what life might be like without him. Straight talk wireless, no contract, no compromise. Coming up. Next, though we'll talk to a Hall of Famer on the outlook for the 2021 season. What it's like playing well into your thirties and beyond. And if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have what it takes to repeat, we will do that after this word from indeed. Now running your own business. It requires a lot of running around from bookkeeping. The client meetings. You run it all..
"t. j watt" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Buffalo law firm John in North Tonawanda, go right ahead. Yes, Thousands wonder this is off the topic. But I was just wondering if you could explain why, and there's a two part question. One and preseason. They weren't going to play the starters. But yet they were in full uniform. And two If you could explain, um, on how the roster works. It's like you know how many guys around? You know, pre season? How many guys you know, like Walk in works, um, stuff like that, as you could explain a little bit of Of how that works. I would appreciate it now hang up and listen to the question. Thank you. Sure, it's 53 Man Roster 16 Man Practice Squad. Not everybody is active on Game day. I think it's what 47. I think it's the number and act them on Game day. I think with the covid rules, I might be missing something in there, John, but that those are the basics. The I assume your walk on is the practice squad comments. You can have sick up to 16 guys on the practice squad. I believe the bills have a full practice squad this year. The Younis. Jeremy. Okay, so I have to play. I guess an emergency purposes have the guys dressed instead of hanging out in sweat suits. I would guess on that one. Sure the digs thing to me. Um you know the whole count. By the way to your initial thing, culture talent, all that I would meet. Personally, I would lean more towards build me a talented roster and I'll find a way to make my room work and actually There can also be a talented team that doesn't necessarily love each other, but still does really well on game days, and they're just not necessarily the best friends in the world. Um, milk, Probably little tougher with the football team might not probably is tougher. With the 53 Man roster as opposed to 23 or, you know, 25 or whatever it is in baseball and whatever is in basketball, but the digs thing to me is I think you could tell Like he comes in and right away in the off season last year in in the midst of a pandemic, you know, we're hearing about how he's forming a relationship with Josh Allen playing video games, and then he's down in Florida with other receivers in there, working out And you know, every time we see videos from practice, how many times have we seen Sal or other media members show us a video of of digs working at his game digs working specifically one on one with Josh Allen? Maybe it was Sal? Yes, not salad down. Maybe it was self. Somebody tweeted out a video yesterday. Of digs, and he didn't like how our route had worked. So he and Josh were working on a specific route to make sure they got it right. And it was. This happens all the time at Bill's practice. If these guys don't like her out, they'll just work on it even more to develop it as best as possible digs example for Gabriel Davis last year and Isaiah Hodgins in the young receivers like You know the bills always talk about Having team leaders and but also leadership in every room. They like to have Some leader clear, defined, at least clear to find one leader and everyone will do exist was was is the leader now in the room? Beasley got here, and Brown did that. Now It's clearly Stefon Diggs receiving room and he is now one of the captains on the offensive side of the football, and I think there's a lot to say about you know that side of digs and what he means his work ethic the example he provides by how he practices how he plays Look. You know the, uh, the iconic picture of Stefon Diggs on the field at Kansas City after the game is over, and the Chiefs are celebrating and he's watching it And he's you know, right? He's in tears of McDermott is putting his arm around him as he walks off the field like You know you want to talk about the portrayal of this guy really cares deeply. I mean, All this stuff that nothing of what he said in Minnesota came true. But I also think, Jeremy when in terms of culture, if you win, a lot of guys are going to buy in, that's a lot of guys are going to buy and the other part of it is sometimes things happen, and we never hear about them. And with Diggs, I will say that if you if you get into, uh um, a message board where you're watching Vikings fans and bills, fans yelled each other about digs. Vikings fans say one thing. Just wait. They say contrast. They just say, just wait. We loved him, too. And then things went south. The idea is, Oh, yeah, Everything's everything's good. Now wait until some adversity hits and you know for what it's worth. Digs came here and won the receiving title like everything went right for him. He's in. He's in a great offense. He's a huge part of it. I guess I'm not telling you I expect anything to go wrong, but a lot of times good relationships go bad in sports, especially when there's money involved. I'll bring that up. Yes. Look at T J Watt right now. I'm one of the best I should be paid. The Steelers answer is not That gets nasty, Pretty quickly. Digs is going to want a new contract gigs is going to want a new contract salute and this is what it comes down to for the bills is it's not that it's always going to be Rosie. It's that you just have to make sure you manage it well, and so far, I think the bills With with their current management, you know, with Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott and everybody else that I think they do a pretty good job of managing these players. And McDermott, especially. McDermott is the kind of guy that at least from what we see, We don't see everything. That I always go back to that taunting penalty that Alan got against the Chargers. Um yeah. Like he said, like, Hey, I love it. You can't do it again because you're gonna get kicked out right? So, But like In that moment, he recognizes his player, his personality who he is, and he doesn't just, you know, come in and try and rule with the iron fist to me, like, uh, You. You're better than that. You know, none of that stuff. Yeah, I don't think sorry. I'm go ahead. I'll make no just with digs like there might be time along the way where you've got to manage it right? The only thing I could think of is is the contract. I don't think it would ever get to digs complaining because he didn't have 10 targets a game. I mean, let's face it. They're going to keep throwing up all the digs because he's really good at what he does, so he will always be a focal point of the game plan for the Bills. The only thing I could mention would be the contract. If it ever he's got I want to say three years left, including this season, he has underpaid by receiver standards by what he's done and where receiver salaries are right now he's underpaid. I fully expect if the bills have Maybe the Bells have even said to Stefan Diggs, People don't worry, we're going to take care of you about. We got to keep Dawkins. We've got to keep white. We've got to resign Milano and Williams and Felicia. Anyway, they get Allen's deal done. Edmonds at some point, let us do all this stuff. Let us get the big stuff out of the way Because Stefan is under contract for multiple years. We promise you will take care of him. That's the only thing I could think of it. If it ever got to the point where he says, Hey, either I get my new contractor. I'm not showing up. Or he does the what is now called the hold in where he shows up for camp and does individual drills like Duane Brown, like Jamal Adams, like TJ. What? But he doesn't take part in team drills. That's the only thing where I could tell you The Vikings things about weight, it'll change would be if it ever got to the point where he's that unhappy about a contract not being redone that he takes action of, you know, all right, then. Fine. I'm not. I'm not participating in team drills at Camp. 80305 50 to join us? Yeah, Go ahead. We'll get to a college football talk reporting that the clock strikes 12 today on T. J Watt practice starts at 12 15. If he's not a practice chances of him playing on Sunday plummet, so stay tuned. 12 15. We'll get the reports on whether or not he's at practice for the Steelers. If I don't remember of practices open open Partially. It's possible the Steelers keep it quiet. Yeah, I'm not sure if they allow media to watch because I thought Tomlin was asked something the other day about whether what practiced. Maybe they, like. The bills lets you see individuals, but they don't let you watch team practices during the regular season, so it's possible that might be a Next. Tomlin media availability. Who knows, Anyway? We just throw that out there. Um, mostly, we'll get to Bob here on W g. R. Go ahead, Bob. Good morning, And thanks for taking my call. First time calling it and love. Listen, you guys, Thanks for listening..
"t. j watt" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Good with it. What's what should I worry about? DJ? What? What? What do you think? The funniest thing about this T J watched I loved yesterday hearing all the stories how the Steelers have a policy. The policy is we don't negotiate in season with players and also There's an except to the policy. Did you see that? No, The policy is they don't negotiate in season with players. Dot dot dot Unless they actually began negotiations with the player before the season began. Then it's okay to actually negotiate during the season, right? I just thought that I learned that one yesterday. Yeah, Yeah, The funniest that. Hey, we have a policy. Good. Okay, You can change your policy anytime you want. It's your policy, right? You know, we have a policy. If you don't practice you don't play. Yep. And then one day somebody doesn't practice. You're like, Well, you know, you could probably play. It's your policy. The Steelers, of course, could get T. J Watt back on the field if they want to. Signed to the deal. Continue negotiations. Whatever I feel like you would play. Yeah, based on what I listen to a little bit of Earth watch some of my Tom's press conference yesterday. And you know, based on what he was saying it again. You always take what coaches are telling you when it comes to injuries or playing time or this or that, Um, I mean, he was asked a question about I think their depth chart and who the nickel cornerback was and somebody made an observation about no one's listed at this spot. And Tomlin's like, Yeah, I did that on purpose. I'd like to have a little subterfuge. You know, Basically, I don't want to. I don't want the opponent to know what we're doing at certain spots. The Tomlin. So Tom and he said he thinks he's going to play here is the the best part of this look, we've already because of last year we learned that you could actually not have preseason games. And be okay to play a regular season game in week one and beyond and be completely fine. And over the course of the last few years, the Bills did this. Of course, this summer, more coaches are getting too. It's not just maybe sit your 35 year old quarterback it sit a whole bunch of starters. For the whole preseason. And to me, the T. J. Watt thing is interesting. Here's a guy who has not practice in a single teen drill. He's been with the team all summer. He's been at every training camp and preseason practice. He did individual participation. And then when they went into team drills, he went off to the side and it's you know, conditioning and whatever else to keep busy. So not a single team drill until possibly today. And he'll play on Sunday. No preseason games. No team drills in the preseason. In the practice, you're going to play. Like Okay, right you just how important is the summer? You know, Sorry, maybe for younger players, But here's a guy pops right in their best player on defense. Who's going to have next? Nothing as far as the preseason really. And he'll be playing on. I think he'll play on Sunday. The question is how many snaps what kind of condition is he in? What kind of condition? What kind of cohesion is there? Because, right if you don't take any team wraps like I I guess I would figure he'll be fine. Yeah, I'm saying, you know, I think T J Watt would prove what the heck do you know? A lot of these guys don't need any of this stuff in the training camp. Maybe Maybe reps for game shape. I don't know. Like Dion Dawkins write the Bills felt it was important to get Dawkins in the second preseason game. He was coming off Covid. He missed two weeks of camp and he talked about still being fatigued. Okay. They want to get them in a little bit. Get his body condition for game football. Okay? But I mean, how much do you really need in the summer of T. J. Watt is going to do zero teamwork until days before the game and then play Sunday and you know if he does play, he's the first guy. You've got to keep an eye on for the bills. Often you've got to stop T J Watt from disrupting your your offense. Yep. And you've got to stop their offense, I guess as well. It's all the good stuff. It's all it's you know, there's no but Dupri, which is nice. You know, I'm not sure of Pittsburgh fans did a lot of who's better Dupri or what? Um, They're both great at the time. Of course, Dupri's coming back from an injury and known Tennessee What's been incredible and his stats against the bills. He doesn't have very many sex, but he is what forced fumbles. Quarterback hits pressures like he is the he's exactly the guy the bills I think defensively have been looking for. Yeah, right guy that you always have to worry about. Yeah, like a game wrecker, A guy that can completely change the game up front defensively and, you know, hopefully one of these defensive ends they picked or hopefully, as a group, they can kind of turn into a bunch that does that. But I mean what is seeking what a top five salaried his position number one salary his position in his contract extension because he's been productive enough to earn that to warrant that. That's another policy. By the way, the Steelers have When it comes to working out contract extensions. They they've always had a policy, I guess of never guaranteeing any money beyond the signing bonus. Well, that's changed in the NFL. Right? The N F. It's It's not say where the NHL is where you have fully guaranteed contracts..
"t. j watt" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Continues with J. Reynolds. They're up against the deadline in Pennsylvania. That's straight ahead. SportsCenter all night taking your Keyshawn J will and Max at the top of the hour. We'll be joined by a hall of Famer Tony Dungy this morning at 8 30 Eastern time. The football world mourning the death of Sam Bam Cunningham. Played his entire NFL career for the Patriots. But prior to that he was an all American fullback at USC, and it was his performance in a win over a predominantly white Alabama team in 1970. That prompted Bear Bryant to integrate the sport further in the South. Sam Cunningham was 71 Steelers heading to their week one match up in Buffalo and still talking with linebacker TJ Watt. Mike Tomlin, using the word optimistic about what's possible availability this week. Team does have some long standing policies, but earlier on ESPN radio on Freddie and Fitzsimmons, I'm tired. You've got eliminate 20th century thinking and get with the Taj in the 21st century, And it's not as if the T. J. Watt has done this before. He's not trying to cause a stink, but he has. He believes he should be fairly compensated and he has a point there. If you're the Pittsburgh Steelers, why would you hold down on him and send that kind of mess in the locker room? It's not about messing with a guy's money. It's about making sure he gets what's fair before the market value goes up. And then you won't even try to afford him. If you are the Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers on the road against the bills this week, Bucks and Cowboys, of course, opening the season tomorrow in Tampa, Freddie Coleman, noting that T J Watt Isn't trying to make a stink. Speaking of stink..
"t. j watt" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"They've got a situation with their with their best pass rusher Watt. That's been going on here and that, you know, I saw the comments. I'm sure you did to today from Tomlin about his expectation and his hopes and all this stuff, obviously, that's a huge hole. Um, I mean, he didn't really even exist in the game these two teams played last year. Uh, but nonetheless, the guy's an elite level pass rusher. Um, so if he's there or not, I mean, that's a huge variable in this game, right? Yeah, absolutely. I mean, T. J Watt has been Arguably the best edge rusher in the NFL for the past couple of years. He's been right up there in terms of pushing Aaron Donald for defensive player of the year kind of levels. He isn't just one of the best pure pass rushers in the league. But he also he sort of elevated his game each year to add something more. You know, he's able to create turnovers, and he's able to generate game changing plays. Saying So. And he also drops into coverage more than most pass rushers because of the defense that the sealers run. So if he isn't there, Yeah, it's it's a massive downgrade to the next guy up. Even if Pittsburgh, ER, I think more capable than a lot of teams of that. They have better depth there, then A lot of teams do when it comes to their edge rushes. How about the rest of their defense? Overall, Sam like his is the outlook pretty promising for that unit or or or how do you see them going into this season? Yeah, I think they also have a really good defense. It's very difficult to maintain elite level defenses for multiple seasons. There's just so much variance involved, but Pittsburgh were by far the highest team in the NFL in terms of pressure rate last year. They put the opposing quarterback under pressure 45% of the time, which is 5% higher than anybody else in the NFL. Um they're going to blitz a lot. They're going to come after you with everything they've got. And that helps the back end, which is not stocked full of you know all pro superstars of the cornerback position. They're reasonable at cornerback, but they're reasonable players are able to play a lot better because the pass rush is so potent. Obviously, they're getting back guys like Devin Busch, who's missed time. Yeah, I expected defense to still be one of the better units in the NFL. I know a lot of this that I'm well, some of this that I'm about to bring up with you. It's probably going to be repetitive because we've talked to you through the off season and now already a few times, uh, leading up to this season, but on the Bill Sam Um, you know, the expectations are very, very high. Then been this high in 25 years or more. Um, and it seems very justified. Like talking to people like yourself. Who covered the entire league like we don't hear. Hey, pump the brakes on on the bills very much at all. It all seems pretty pretty lined up for them here. It does. Yeah. And the data likes them as well. They've got their obviously a very well coached unit. They've got strength and depth and a lot of positions. Yeah, for Buffalo should be a team to beat. This year. They are one of the top for Five contenders in the NFL. I think without question And Josh Allen is at the center of that, and you know again, the regression question has been there all through the off season, and now we've got a game on Sunday to start figuring out whether that is going to come or not. Um, but I think even the level he was at last year. Some regression can still be an excellent season from him. It's just a question whether or not maybe he'll be at an M V p caliber level again. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, the same thing is true for Aaron Rodgers Anytime. A quarterback finishes with a season that had a psf grade above 90 that just was as good as Rogers, or as Josh Allen wore last year. Your automatic starting point should be to assume they will be a little bit worse next year. But that's been true for all of those blacks, Mahomes Rogers. Russell Wilson, every one of those guys and you don't come into the next season, panicking about how bad they're going to be, you say Okay, they're probably not going to be quite as good as they were last season, but they will still be an elite quarterback and one of the best In the league with Josh Allen. I think it's a little bit more of a question because of how far he came from year two to year three, and it was such a big jump. That you're not just talking about regression, but you're wondering. Well, what's the worst case like, how bad could it be if he takes a significant step backwards, But I think he was so Kind of assured and confident employees at everything he did line seasons that I wouldn't expect a big dip. I would expect Josh Allen to still be one of the best quarterbacks this year. How about this idea? Let's get off of the bills and Steelers here and spend a few minutes here before we have to go on on the rest of the league and sort of picking up on this Alan point. Not not that there's a real good comparable because I don't know that you've got a player that was at the level. Allen was out. It was at Excuse me in years, one and two and then just exploded in your three. It was there's a reason it was unprecedented. And just just it just doesn't happen. Is there a candidate out there that you are looking at team or quarterback? Specifically, Sam that you think has the potential to like, sort of burst on the scene this year. Um, the way the bills and Alan did last year. It's tough to find candidates for that, because, as you say it was such a such a rare thing in an unprecedented thing. I think you could see Joe Burrow look extremely good this year. There are some hallmarks to his game that are very comparable to Josh Allen's in terms of One of the things we were saying this time a year ago is that on passes everything short of the deep ball. Josh Allen's grade was actually incredible. He was, I think, may have been the highest graded quarterback in the NFL are certainly one of the top couple. On everything up to 20 yards in the air, but he was the lowest graded quarterback on the deep ball just could not hit a deep pass at all in year two. So we were kind of saying that. Hey, look, there is a big jump to be made if he just gets average on the deep ball, which should be achievable, obviously, for a guy with his arm. Now he didn't just get average. He went from bad to very good and was great across the board and everything else, so it was a way bigger jump than we were expecting. But I think again, he might be the lowest graded quarterback in the league on the deep ball, but I think he's fifth or sixth on on everything up to that point. So again, there's a big jump to be made for Joe Burrow, assuming he's healthy, coming off that knee injury. If he can just get average on those deep passes, And that's part of the reason why, you know, Jamaar Chase has been brought on board for the Bengals. Give him that college.
"t. j watt" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Happen. You've got guys emerging quicker than they're expected to. And he's not the Texans quarterback. Whoever is the Texas quarterback of the of the future. Short term future. It's not your tailor, but no, you're right. It's only decision they can make. I don't have a lot of sympathy for an organization that sounds like it was run by the same people who did Bozo the clown that show back in the day, But the Watson mess obviously is not a mess. More on otherwise of their own making, and this was the only moved that they could do all right. While the Steelers season opener is just five days away, linebacker TJ Watt is still declining to practice with the team. As he is seeking a new contract now what hasn't been practicing since the start of training camp as he enters the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, which is set to make just over $10 million However, the 2020 NFL defensive player of the year runner up doesn't want to risk injury entering the final year of his deal, so buy or sell that the Steelers should have already given T J Watt a new contract by now, I'm going to buy it with the caveat. But but I'm not an idiot. Well, and maybe I'm an idiot sometimes, But on this, I understand. That He is worried about money and that what is right is not what is realistic. Am always put out by people that don't Execute and live up to their contracts. And that's just because I am under contract. So I I know what that means. There are advantages and disadvantages of having a contract. But it's an agreement you make You literally give your word in writing. That aside right? That sort of Pollyannish worldview aside. Yes..
"t. j watt" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"They've got to always talk about, like, answer questions about something, something that's happening inside. Tomlin is going to Supposedly addressed this issue. Today. He'll speak to the media and I'm sure he will. He'll speak to the media today. He's going to He's going to talk about this. He'll be asked about it. We'll see what he says The other part of this is okay if he doesn't sign In this contract negotiation is still going on. Mean does T J Watt elect not to play? Does he say I'm just not playing right risking injury? Right? And that's what you do, right? What do you do with that? Then you have an impassive well, he's under contract like you need to be playing. You're under contract. We've given you this latitude to You know, to only do what you've been doing in practices, but you're under contract. You're getting paid. And if he doesn I've read that He can get fined and I don't know where this is going. But I'm telling you that Tom Pelasara was one of the most plugged in guys in the NFL on Sunday morning. I'm sorry. It was Jeremy Fowler. Not Tom Pulsar. I apologize Jeremy Fowler, who is one of the most plugged in guys in the NFL on Sunday morning. SportsCenter said this like it was the first time it really perked my ears up about. Wow, This is becoming a story and he said if he doesn't get they don't get something done in the next 48 to 72 hours. This was Sunday. He said. This He said he might not play because of they have a practice play philosophy, basically, and you know, we don't know where this is going. And then and then on T J Watt side like, what is what does he do? Yeah, And then And then the other thing is like you mentioned Sal. What happens? The Steelers apparently have a policy where they do not negotiate contracts once the season begins. If that's the case, this goes to your point about T. J. Watt if he's still worried about getting injured. Does he now say? Well, if we're not having any more talks, I'm just going to sit at home this season and then be subject all defines, and all the other stuff. We will definitely touch on this today. During our show at 10 o'clock it is a is a huge storyline to follow this week. Maybe it becomes no storyline this week. One of the other parts of this by the way. One of the other parts of the story line is Throughout this entire ordeal with T. J Watt. There have been numerous reports out of Pittsburgh from different media members at different points saying, Oh, yeah, it's imminent. Oh, it's happening after this week. Oh, yeah. He'll be on the practice field and every single time It hasn't happened. So there's some information somewhere that's getting lost or told to somebody Yet it has not happened the way people continually think it's going to happen, right? Sell any comment on the report that you guys are opening the extra point with reaction to Howard picking the bills and how he, uh, got the season is now your 10 o'clock segment reserved for a total breakdown of our picks. The bills God Please. I don't want to lose listeners necessarily. Yeah, there you're going to actually be. But Tatyana, be honest, Howard picks the bills has become so big that we might have to shift our thinking on this, Jeremy and that might actually gain listenership. I know one listener, you'd lose. It's me. Don't be doing that carpaccio. It's not what I'm tuning in for from you and Joe. I want bills inside. We got a lot to get to for sure. It'll be fun. Um, yeah, that'd be cool. Be fun Day to start the show today and we got a lot of Bills and NFL stuff to get to today, there's no doubt All right, Mr Carpaccio. Thank you and have fun on the show today. Okay, I'll see you guys in there. I'm coming in Studio. Good. Very nice. I'll need it up for you. All right. Thank yeah. Yeah, definitely. I'll put I'll put my pants back on. Thanks..
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"t. j watt" Discussed on Tipsy Tales
"I think the most compelling evidence as easy as the vp's almasy. Yeah they go. Yeah and the the mommy is very faint. I don't i don't remember exactly what it said. It was like this is our house. Yeah so this house. Yeah and i list see see and our yeah and super cruel to me as like why did he put them in separate tanks. They asked him that he didn't have a response. It was just like he. S tank for you. And i appreciate him really know why he thought either exactly But i mean i oh and to this day i think to this day They haven't been able to sell the house. Nobody wants to buy it. They've even cut down the price they've it's went on for auction. It is definitely going to be haunted by it. You it's beautiful house. I think i would take him down and her kids. Happy birthday commented on was like how nice neighborhood house was like. Yeah this whole picture. Perfect like the neighbors think that they should just knock it down. Put a little park there. Something either but yeah it's I think it's a pretty house. So i mean i would take shinhan and her kids as ghosts. I'd be okay with that as long as you know. 'cause they wanna stay with us energy. That was how i cleanse. Shut up a minute. Yeah it's only gonna be good energy after. Yeah yeah. i'm trying to see if i missed anything to make sure that I think to me the most compelling evidence that would cause it's just like you can see how caught by surprise the the cops with the dogs are looking What was that. What was the and then. She was also on that blue thing and see if it makes it sound. It's an no day heard a bunket themselves. Yeah what was that. Yeah yeah and it was clearly like. Oh it's loud and it is a and i'm probably gonna put it right here. Yes unity.
"t. j watt" Discussed on Tipsy Tales
"Rate is constantly. That's interesting so i just wonder if that had something to do with his brain to but snow responsibility thing. That comes into play here sometimes. There's other things too though right but anyway okay paranormal. Go okay you go okay. Well i'm going to stay so on the police cameras on their footage there are. I watched it clean out without parole. People saying this and that and then the first initial there are some things that when i went watched i was like okay. Dad's ball shit. There's nothing there right so sometimes people just like to make you think there some there when there isn't okay but that one but it of when they're in there with a dog came when they take the dogs so the very first time they go in and they have the dogs sniffing around the house they go into shannon's closet and after entering her closet. Did you hear the army and it says here. Yeah mommy and later on the mommies very faint. And then you have to you hear me. Does it talks only heard it once and then you hear okay. Here's something did you know. Oh my god. It was so spooky crazy. They didn't even know about this part until she mentioned that there was a paranormal part. And i went back. And i was like. Oh my god they win. Yeah they paired up the you know the video where they have at. Nicole is like doing this tonight. i guess she had left him a voicemail or something also and in the voicemail it she giggles it's sounds. It's exactly like that giggle. They the two giggles three other. We call nicole the bad one okay the mistress and so they put that nicole was she was leaving him a message. She's like oh can't. Is that giggle. Because like the giggle when they're like the dogs are going through the clock. No i'm saying that's legit giggle. I'm saying they took the giggle from the voicemail. If and they it sounds just like the ghosts could be. Yeah but anyway okay. So that aside even the police or the investigators when they have the dogs. They heard the giggle with their own. Years was loud enough to hear and they thought maybe they stepped on a toy or something they were like. Did you hear that you heard that right. Yes sound like a kid's toy. Tempt like a giggle right. And so they heard it so that just acknowledges that's real and it really happened and it's not somebody making sure that just because okay then The police are called when by neighbors. They the houses empty it's vacant. He's arrested the family's dead. The neighbors see the garage lights. Go on and they also see a woman go into the house and they're like now. Nobody's in there so they call the police. The police go when they get into the house. And you clearly here. Vp's that are like that. Say this house or things like that. And so i'm pretty sure that's when they were doing. Is that when they went into. Check the house or is that when they were originally were there. The dogs were there. Yeah that's when the dogs were there but anyway there's a whole bunch of lay outside the sound. Yeah and there's a whole bunch of vp's dowling frequent Sounded like this cease. all right. am. I dropped those here. Here's a picture of her shorts. Walk.