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A highlight from Andrew Marchand on MNF, McAfee, Swift/Kelce Coverage & More
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It's your journey. Welcome, everyone, to SI Media with Jimmy Traina. Thank you so much for listening. The usual periodic check in with Andrew Marchand from the New York Post this week. He joined the pod to talk about a variety of topics in sports media. We get into the ABC ESPN Monday Night Football staggered star double headers. We get into how ESPN and the ESPN and Pat McAfee marriage is going. Deion Sanders stuff. How the media has handled Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. What's going on with WWE and Monday Night Raw most likely looks like it's going to be on the move. Andrew had some stuff on that. A couple of things about local New York radio. So a bunch of sports media topics with Andrew Marchand on this episode. And then Salicata joins me as he does every week for our train of thought segment. Where we get into some NFL things about the Eagles. Should the NFL ban the Eagles one yard play. Joe Namath and Lou Holtz making headlines. Get into these ridiculous prop bets on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. And Sal has a rough Sunday coming up. So if you're a fan of the train of thought segment, you'll want to hear that. Before we get to the full episode. I want you to make sure you listen to past episodes. If you've missed any and make sure you subscribe to us. I media Jimmy trainer. We've had a great run of guests. Kevin Clark from ESPN was on the show last week. Scott Hansen hosted the NFL Red Zone channel two weeks ago. Julian Edelman three weeks ago. Charles Barkley, Peter Schrager, Chris Russo, all recent guests. So if you missed any of those, give them a listen, download, subscribe to the pod and leave a review on Apple. We'll read it on an upcoming episode. All right. Andrew Marchand from the New York Post, followed by Salicata and train of thought. It's all coming up right now, right here. On S .I. media with Jimmy trainer. All right, training me now. S .I. media podcast regular. This periodic visit from the New York Post. And the March and Iran podcast is Andrew Marchand. Andrew, how are you? I'm good. How you doing, Jimmy? I'm good. I just realized I didn't put my phone on do not disturb. So I'm going to do that as we speak. And I'm going to let you know that I had a reader last week for my mailbag column on S .I. com, send it an email and said, when is Marchand's next appearance? So here we go. You made someone happy. Thank you that person. You made someone happy by coming on today. Let's start with this. A lot of media news to get to. Have you heard anything from ESPN or do you have any intel about how they feel about the last two weeks? How the staggered Monday Night Football doubleheader has gone? Because I've gotten a lot of emails and tweets about it. I'm sure you have as well. Yeah, I haven't talked to anybody specifically about how they feel about it. I mean, it is an NFL decision. ESPN is not in control of how those games are scheduled. Maybe they have some say, but it's the NFL decision. Yeah, I don't like it. Actually, in our podcast with John, it was my who's down this week. And the reason I just feel like I kind of said this on our part, it's too it's like having two quarterbacks and you have none. Right. And now if you have Joe Montana and Steve Young, there are two awesome games. Maybe that'd be better. But I just find my attention split and I don't know. And even at like halftime, I wouldn't recommend you go to the other game. Like I get what they're trying to do there, but it's not the NCAA tournament. And usually it's in like the second quarter, third quarter. So I personally don't think it really works that well. Now, I think they want to avoid I'm not positive, but I think they want to avoid that 10 30 late window. We used to get the Monday night and you get the, you know, crazy crew, either Chris Berman or Golick and Greenberg, you know, some of those crews back in the day. They probably don't want that late night game where, you know, you're losing that East Coast audience if it gets too late. But I don't know. I don't think this necessarily works. See, I like it. And what are the tweet? What are the tweeters say? Most people seem to not like it. Yeah. And why do you like it? The more the merrier. Give me as much football as possible. If I can watch eight games at one o 'clock on Sunday and four or five games at four o 'clock on Sunday, I can handle two games on Monday night. So, you know, I have two TVs. I put one game on each TV and two is better than one for me. That's just how I feel. Yeah, I've been a little running around these last couple of Mondays when this happened. So I may be a little bit, you know, my opinion skewed a little bit by that. It hasn't just been like I'm just chilling and watching, been running around a little bit. So perhaps that's, you know, maybe I could be swayed. I will say, you know, I don't know. This is a whole separate discussion. I would love to know your take on this, but I always feel like it's a little tough sometimes to criticize people in this podcast when I also have to book this podcast. So I try to be careful. Yeah, I notice you're very soft. That's what you're trying to say. Sometimes. So I'm sure this guy will never come on again, but they gotta do better than Chris Fowler on the secondary game. Just not, it's just not working. Chris is not a great play -by -player. Right. He was a great host, studio host. Can I say one thing? Yeah. He's on tremendous tennis. Like I watch the U .S. Open every single day. I think he's great on tennis. It's football where it's just something feels off. Well, tennis is also slower. And like you look at people who do really well at the slower sports. Like, you know, Jim Nantz is better than Chris Fowler, but Nantz is really his best thing is golf. And I think he's an OK NFL play -by -player. And at the end of his college basketball run, he was definitely, I don't know, OK is probably, you know, he was OK there as well. And I think if you look at Fowler and his history, now he's been doing play -by -play for a while now. And he has gotten better. Like when he first started on the number one crew, I mean, if I were covering it then, that would not, I probably would not have been that kind. Because he has gotten better, but it's not really good enough. And he's the rare case, I think with Herb Street, that Herb Street makes him better. Usually it's the play -by -player who makes the analyst better. And yeah, I think you're right. And I also think, you know, in fairness to Fowler, you know, ESPN put that crew together. They replaced Levy there and they had a year or two under their belt together as a team. And, you know, not the full team, but him and Riddick, Levy and Riddick, and then Jadolowski. And I think they kind of don't, they underestimate chemistry. It takes time to build it up. And so I think that hurts. And he just, he's a college guy too. It's hard just to come into the NFL. I know he, you know, he's talked how hard his schedule is with the U .S. Open. And then, you know, doing a game a couple days later. And then doing a college. And so, you know, that's hard. And so, yeah, he's not a tremendous play -by -player. To me, this is just me, it felt like when ESPN gave him that gig, it was more about ESPN trying to impress the NFL. Like, look, we have our number one college game. Like you had said earlier, the secondary Monday night game for years was, you know, Golic and Greenberg and Chris Berman with a cast of character. Rich Ryan did it one year. I think this is ESPN trying to say to the NFL, because now they have a Super Bowl and they have this big contract. And, you know, they brought in Buck and Aikman. Like, we're serious, we're going to take our, regardless of what you think about Fowler, he's their lead college guy. So, I feel like they're like, oh, look at us, we're putting the lead when, you know, that. Yeah, I think they screwed up and I think they know they screwed up. I think that they ended up shifting who was in charge of the NFL. It was Stephanie Drewley. And they moved her off the NFL after, you know, I think that didn't help her cause in terms of staying on the NFL. I think they were satisfied with Levy. He was a good guy, which they value. After they brought in Joe Buck, he was very gracious. You know, Levy's a very good hockey guy, especially studio host. I thought he could have, you know, could have been the pregame show on Monday Night Football. He's in, again, not their, in my opinion, they had other people who are better play -by -players for football, but it was good. Like, so, yeah, I don't think it was to impress the NFL. They got Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. They got the Mannings. I mean, they spend, they're spending 50, 60 million dollars a year on their booths. Like, I don't think the second team booth is gonna, you know. If anything, I think it was, there was a thought before Buck and Aikman that Fallon and Herb Street might get the NFL. Might get Monday Night Football. Might get the potential Super Bowl. And then this is kind of a carrot since they didn't get it. But I'd argue, and I even talked to Chris Fowler about this. So, I don't know if this is the case. I just don't know if, I mean, Chris Fowler does the national championship. He does the biggest college game every week for Disney. I can't, like, I get it. Maybe he wanted to do NFL. But is this really gonna satisfy him because you're doing a second game, which generally aren't that great? I don't, I don't see that long -term, personally. And I think also, strategically, if I'm ESPN, I'm putting a young play -by -player. Now, Joe Buck, we both think it's great. Like, he and Ian Eagle are the best two play -by -players going right now. And, um, but, Joe Buck's contract's up in a couple of years. If I'm ESPN, and I, you know, I think they'll probably re -sign Joe Buck, and they should. That said, he makes a lot of money. And, you know, I would be saying, who can I develop? What young guy can I develop? So when I go into that negotiation, I really have somebody who's on the rise. And I can say, hey, look, you don't want this, you know, the 15 million a year? Then we'll go here, you know? But if you start demanding, I'm not saying this is going to happen, but, demanding even more and more money, I'd want an option. I don't think they've created an option. They've actually put somebody in that spot who they've already said they'd rather spend 15 million dollars on Joe Buck than have Chris Fowler as the lead play -by -player. So, I just think negotiation -wise, and strategically, in terms of saving money, it wasn't a great decision. Yeah. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth, either. They had Fowler, Greasy, and Riddick. Excuse me, excuse me. Levy, Riddick, Greasy. Now it's Fowler or Lofsky, Riddick. To me, that, and, Fowler's used to a two -person booth with Herb Street. They have Buck and Aikman, which is a two -person booth. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth. It's just, for football, it just, I don't get it, but, that's just my - It complicates, it over -complicates it. Yeah. And like you said, chemistry. I think it's much harder to develop a chemistry with three. I mean, you know, the local Mets situation is different with Gary Cohn, Ron Darl - Is it in baseball, is it football? What three men, can you name - I mean, I guess back in the old Monday Night Football days, there were three men booths that had - Yeah, Collinsworth and Aikman with Buck that one year. Yeah, one year it lasted, you know. So, I don't know. But, there's no more staggered double -headers. The next one is week 14, and both games will start at 8 -15. I think that's the one that's going to piss a lot of people off. But, that's a long way down the road. You got the two TVs. Yeah. I asked you if ESPN, how they feel about Monday Night Football. Anything you've heard about how they feel about their new partnership with Pat McAfee. I mean, it's early, but they're bullish on it. I mean, they've kind of handed the keys to the network to McAfee. I mean, you can't - it's kind of like Stephen A. now. You can't really turn on ESPN almost every day except basically Sunday without seeing Pat. And so, you know, I think initially the ratings weren't that good. I think they got a little better in terms of the TV ratings. I think that kind of makes some sense because if you think about it, he was a YouTube show. Yeah, he's got to play for TV. Yeah, and he's still a YouTube show. Well, it is a play for TV because they think that they had Max in there before. They think that the ratings will be high enough that they'll be able to charge more for the ad rates. I guarantee you the money they'll make off of McAfee on social media and YouTube will be 8 billion times more than the money they made off Max Kellerman on social media. Oh, 100%. No, you're right. No, you're right. There's no doubt about that. And look, they want to get, I will say this, like, does it work? I think a lot of times when companies make big moves, you know, big time moves, a lot of times they make those moves when the person's kind of towards the end, you know, they got McAfee on the rise. Like, you know, we, you know, you and I have been aware of McAfee for years now, but he's really like, you know, here, I don't think he's at the plateau, you know, where most people go up and then they plateau and then they go down. He's at, he's still, I think, going up and then maybe the plateau is on the horizon and you can plateau for 20, 25 years if you have the right attitude and personality and just have the right act. So that's where I think that makes a lot of sense as a bet because it's not, I'll hit one close to home, Rick Riley leaving ESPN. I mean, leaving SI for ESPN where, you know, Rick Riley is one of the great columnist ever, but at that point, you know, whatever, maybe it was the internet, I don't know exactly. It just didn't really work as well at ESPN as it did at SI. And so I just think they've done that and that's kind of, you know, teams do that in sports and I think sometimes networks do that. And so I feel like signing McAfee in his mid -30s is kind of like signing a baseball free agent who's in his mid -20s and I think that's what you want to do as opposed to getting a, signing a 35 -year -old and, you know, thinking they can still play, you know, like, I don't know, like a Josh Donaldson, maybe trading for someone like that, Jimmy. You see what I did there? I don't need reminders of the horrific Yankee season. I just did that on purpose. I don't need that. My head was going, who am I going to say? All right, yeah, Josh Donaldson, but it was a treat. Just a, yeah, you want me to say Brian Cashman should be fired. It's amazing too, they replay that. I didn't know this was going to be the situation going into it, but they replay the show as soon as it's over, I think, on ESPN 2 and then they replay it at night on maybe ESPN News or one of their, what you said about if you're going to put on one of the ESPNs at any point in the day, you're going to see Pat McAfee. Yeah. So that's good for him. Like I, you know, people feel like - But I also think, ESPN has to be, they have Aaron Rodgers on their air every week. It's a news making thing that's on their air every week. They've got Nick, he's got Nick Saban on his show every week. Yeah. That's a news making thing every week. I would think ESPN has to be, forget the numbers because the numbers, I think, will be there. It's still a new thing. You have, the ESPN audience is older, the McAfee audience is younger, it might take some, but I would think ESPN just on the brand and the cachet of that show has to be thrilled. I think so. I mean, but if you talk, like I have, again, I'll probably make some calls here in the near future, but so I haven't talked specifically with anybody about that. But generally speaking, when these things first start, everyone loves it. So then we'll see. Again, I'm not saying, I could see it either way. Like, you know, McAfee has not really stayed at any of these, throughout any of these contracts he's had. So that's something to watch. Maybe this one he does, but that hasn't been the case previously. So that is something. I think the fact that he's on game day has to help the relationship there a little bit with ESPN. Here's the thing about McAfee. If you're managing him, in my opinion, and it's like Casey Jones, the former coach of the Celtics, was known for just throwing out the ball and telling McHale, Parrish, and Bird to go play, Dennis Johnson. At least that's how I remember as a kid. That was his reputation. And I think McAfee is sort of like that. Just give him the ball, let him do his thing. He's not looking to, you know, for some strategy. Let's, you know, triangle offense. He's not looking for that. He's looking for, let me do my thing. I know what I'm doing. And the thing about McAfee is he's very smart. Like, I know he plays this, like, he's not smart thing. It works very hard. He works hard and he's very smart. He's very savvy. He acts as if, like, you know, maybe he's, you know, just a dumb jock. But he understands the media business very well. We need, we need to discuss the Kelsey Taylor Swift thing because I actually think it's a legitimate media story. If Fox is going to get these increase in their demographics of the female audience, the young people, the NFL has gone all in on this thing. I mean, they changed their Twitter header to, like, a Taylor Swift thing. They're putting out Travis Kelsey Swiftiest plays on their social media. He's gained, I guess, a ton of followers, the jersey sale. Let me start with this. How did you think Fox handled it on Sunday when she was in the stadium? Do you think they overdid it? Do you think the fact that they had an unwatchable game takes them off the hook? What was your take on the Chiefs -Bears on Sunday when she was there? I think the second part, and I wouldn't take them off the hook, but I think the second part, you have an unwatchable game that you had to switch most of the country out of because it was so non -competitive, that you have Taylor Swift there, it's a big deal. And, you know, there's a lot of Taylor Swift fans who are football fans, a lot of non -Taylor Swift fans who weren't watching that game, but it was a talking point, right? Like, I saw Taylor Swift in the concert this summer, but that was kind of - Look at you! Yeah, how do you like that? Look at you! You couldn't even get tickets. Big shot. Where'd you get tickets? My daughter's friend just won the lottery. No shenanigans. Oh, really? Tickets were $235 each, which is still a lot of money, but not, like, $1 ,000. And it was just kind of happenstance, how I ended up going. I was going to say, if your daughter's friend got tickets, how did you end up at the era's tour? I mean - Were you, like - It's just a long drive to get to the metal lands, didn't want them driving back. They're older, they can drive, but at, you know, one o 'clock in the morning from Taylor Swift, so - But you were in MetLife and watched the show. Yes. Friendship bracelets? Well, you want to know something funny? This is a good one. So, my daughter's friend said to me, do you want a - do you want a jewel? And I'm like, no, no, no, I'm okay. Thinking she's saying a jewel, like a jewel, smoke. But she was saying, like, to, like, get bedazzled, a little jewel, which I would have taken. So later, I was like, I told my daughter, I said, but your friend, she said she asked me if I wanted a jewel. She's like, no, no, she didn't say you wanted a jewel. She said, do you want a - a jewel to put some ju - you know. Right. I didn't have any bracelets, but I was into - I liked Taylor Swift. I wouldn't go again. I kind of felt bad being there, because there's people who give their left arm to be there. But it was - look, she is an unbelievable performer. I mean, it was - you could - first of all, I liked some of her songs. Secondly, the level of performance. It was just, you know, it was an A+. I mean, that - that - and that is something, even if you didn't like her music, you can appreciate it. And also, I appreciate it if I had to go to the bathroom. Easy pass right in there. No one. Right. No one's leaving their seat except for people like you who aren't in it. Yeah, and especially, yeah, and more skewed women.
Fresh update on "t. stadium" discussed on Bloomberg Business of Sports
"A boost. The fire, they have struggled for years with some of the lowest attendance numbers in major league soccer. Right. But the arrow is pointing up. Certainly if you ask new general manager Dave Baldwin, he was on Bloomberg and talked about how things are heading in the right direction, it seems, for his team beyond Leo Messi coming to have visit. a We world class owner in Joe Mansueto who invests really heavily in our club. So currently we're in the midst of building a hundred million dollar performance center here in Chicago. That is probably first and foremost, right? I think anytime you're investing in your players and you're on field, they're on pitch talent, data analytics, nutrition, those are all things that will impact play on the field. We also invest really heavily in the city and have a really robust community relations department that runs a youth sports program, some of which is non -profit, some of which is pay to play. And so as revenues continue to grow across the league, those are all some of the areas that our club is investing in. Here to talk with us about Lionel Messi coming to town and what the Chicago Fire is looking to do to turn help things around, we welcome Bloomberg Chicago Bureau Chief Isis Almeida. Thank you for having me. Let's start first of all with the Chicago. That's a great idea because what Mansueto is saying is that, hey, guess who's coming to town on October 4th? Lionel Messi. And now it looks like where they're going to hold the game at Soldier Field in is going to be one of the biggest crowds ever in MLS history. Yeah, I think every team is trying to capitalize on Messi. And I think it's a very, very smart strategy for the fire. It's especially important that they play in Soldier Field. They're one of the few MLS teams that actually play on an NFL stadium, which tends to be much bigger stadiums. So they can sell a lot more tickets. So what we're seeing now is that the game is on track to sell out. And, you know, it could also be the highest grossing MLS regular season match of all time. So the fire is really in to capitalize on this. Well, Isis, talk to us a little bit about the Chicago fire. Talk to us about Joe Mansueto. We know he's of Morningstar fame, right? That's where he, you know, kind of made his wealth. We we nerds, Bloomberg we know that kind of thing. But talk to us about his road to the path of ownership here. I mean, I think he purchased the team in 2019 $400 million. Take us through that. Yeah, so he purchased the rest of the team in 2019 in a deal that actually value the team at $400 million. You know, Mansueto is also owner of FC Lugano. So I think that's really interesting. You know, he got this team. It was the end of 2019. It was just before the pandemic. And then suddenly the pandemic hit and and no one could play stadiums were closed. So I think it was actually a really hard time after that. And I think now that the world is reopening and he has the opportunity to capitalize on Messi, that's really what he's trying to do. And when we talk about the Chicago fire, by the way, not about O 'Leary's cow. We're talking we're talking about a team like you said, 400 million dollars when he bought it. And today that seems like a steal. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. I think you see the valuations that are going on for like other teams. I think that, you know, it seems like a steal. But if you think about the fire itself, it's valued at around 535 million last year, but he was, you know, literally the only team in the in the MLS franchise that didn't increase in value in 2021 and 2022. So I really do think that they do want to turn it around and they do want to capitalize on, you know, he's pulling all the stops with a messy game. Yeah, Michael. And ISIS rightly points out in her article that, you he know, also spent a bit of money to move the team back to Soldier Field, right? Because I think it had moved to to to another I think it moved to Bridgeview, but you know, we have a lot of soccer coming through here in the US over there. I mean, we've got the World Cup coming. I mean, so talk to us a little bit about what this means, how this could kind of, you know, plant a few seeds as we look at the 2026. Yeah, I think they they are looking at the messy effect and this big wave of people getting in interested soccer for 2026 to try to like, create and convert some of those, you know, casual observers actual into fans of the fire and I think they're doing it. They're doing it in a very smart art way. So a couple of things that they've done is, you know, it's really linked this game the October 4 fourth game with massive two season tickets. So if you were by a season ticket, then you get to go you get tickets free to the October 4 game is the same with like corporate suites. If you sell if they if you buy a corporate suite for next season, you actually get to use the same suite on the October 4 game. So it's really looking at at this game and the curiosity of people in this game to capitalize for the future and convert, you know, people into like observers into new fans. Damian and I were looking at the same thing on the story that you had written that usually a ticket can go anywhere between two to $425 and the $425 ticket for a regular game is to actually You get to sit with Joe. No, yeah, right. You sit with Joe. Crack, crack grabbing lobster for everyone. Yeah, right you're right there, man. But now this game, this the high price seats could go for for $5 ,000. But he's also throwing in some goodies. Also man, Suedo. He's saying and look, okay, I'm going to give you some led bracelets. I'm going to give you some free parking. And if you if you order right now, it's like, you know, I'll even like, you know, you know, give you a call, you you know, but no, he's not gonna do them. But no, he is throwing in some goodies in this ISIS. Yeah, absolutely. And I think that's a smart way of trying to keep people interested in the sport, right. And you know, I think the LED lights will be a lot of fun. We've what seen they can do in Coldplay concerts, you know, you've seen how popular those concerts look and how great they look on Instagram and things like that. And you'll be able to see that on the fire too. So they're thinking of lighting up these slits when the anthem plays or when the fire score is. And they also have like the opportunity to do fun like things if there's a corner kick, they can light up just one corner of the stadium. So I think like Instagram is definitely going to be full of pictures of this game. So I do fully expect that. And freebie on parking the side, I think is really interesting too, because you know, sometimes the parking at Soldier Field costs like 40 bucks and that is that can be more expensive than the actual ticket to a fire game. So I think that's really important. In your opinion, your expert opinion, at what do minute you think Leo Messi will enter the game?
A highlight from The First Edition of Would You Let Joe Biden"
"Good morning America. Good Monday. Some of you are getting up and getting out the door. I'm glad I am with you. I'm Hugh Hewitt in Studio North going down to the Beltway this week. Oh, back to the Beltway. Gotta go do my work. Gotta go do my job. I want you to begin this segment with me by reflecting on how bad can the polls actually get for one person. Because John Ellis, now you've heard me mention John. John has been on the show before. Ellis on items the site formerly known as Twitter, now known as X, he produces two sub stacks. News items, which I read every morning before I go on the air. That's where I learned about Amazon investing in AI this morning. And political items, which is a second sub stack. And that just collects all the political data. And for years and years and years, John Ellis was the man behind the curtain at News Corp. And he ran the decision desk when it actually ran well. And he ran many, many other things at News Corp. And he's a very, very smart guy. So Ellis puts out these two news sub stacks that I read. And one of them, political items, carries with it the additional benefit of sparing me from having to figure out which polls to read. Because every couple of weeks or three weeks, he puts out the polls in one place. So John Ellis knows polling. He knows which ones are trash. He does not send you the trash one. So I ignore all polls until I see a poll show up in the news items or political items. So polls in one place rolled in on Saturday morning. And I don't want to get sued for copyright. You should subscribe to polls in one place and political items. But John summarized three of these. Number one, NBC News. Three quarters of voters say they're concerned about President Joe Biden's age and mental fitness. Three quarters. Three quarters. Number two, Washington Post ABC News. A Washington Post ABC News poll finds President Biden struggling to gain approval from a skeptical public. With dissatisfaction growing over his handling of the economy and immigration, a rising share saying the United States is doing too much to aid Ukraine in its war with Russia, and broad concerns about his age as he seeks a second term. More than three in five Democrats say they would prefer a nominee other than Biden. And the Post ABC poll shows Joe Biden trailing Donald Trump by 10 points. Then number three, the New York Times. President Biden is underperforming among nonwhite voters in the New York Times Santa College national polls over the last year. And this result marked a — represent a, quote, marked deterioration in Mr. Biden's support among non -Anglo voters. Those are the three big polls of the weekend, and they're all related to Joe Biden's age. So I've asked Generalissimo to assist me in diagnosing the problem here. And so just a yes or no, are you with me, Generalissimo? No. All right, good. Would you let Joe Biden prepare dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden do the shopping for a dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden make your family's reservations for a week's vacation at Disney World? Oh, hell no. Would you let Joe Biden book the flights for that vacation? No. Would you let Joe Biden drive the youth group van to the beach for Sunday at the beach? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden chaperone the sixth grade astronomy camp overnight trip? Not even with your kids. Would you let Joe Biden invest your 401k? Would you let Joe Biden pick the paint colors for your church or your school remodel? No. Would you let Joe Biden select the menu for your daughter's wedding? No. Would you let Joe Biden lead a group of second graders through the Smithsonian Natural History? Stop, stop. I gotta... No. Just stay in the lane, please. I just want to know. These are just questions. Would you let Joe Biden lead a second grade group through the Smithsonian? Would you let him lead a high school group through the Smithsonian? Would you drop him off in front of an NFL stadium, give him a ticket, and tell him you'll see him in the seats? I don't think so. Would you let him be the president of a state university? Oh, no. Would you let him be the president of a private liberal arts college? No. Would you let him run a large public high school? No. How about a small private high school? How about a junior high school? Nowhere near kids, no. How about an elementary school? Absolutely not. A preschool? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden run a 7 -Eleven? No, he doesn't have the right accent. Would you let Joe Biden run a sporting goods store? No. A multiplex? No. Would you let Joe run the candy and soda counter at the multiplex? It's too confusing, no. Would you let him run a Macy's? A McDonald's? No. A Houston's restaurant? No. Would you let him run an airport? Negative. Would you let him run the parking at the high school football game? No. Would you let him run a high school speech tournament? Too many kids, no. How about a swim meet? No. Would you let Joe Biden run any business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run a business with 100 employees? No. Would you let him do HR for a business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run the gift wrap sales fundraiser for your kids school? No. Would you let him run the thrift shop inventory day? No. Would you let him run a car dealership? Negative. Would you let him run a church fundraiser? No. A church service? No. A service station? No. Would you let him run a piano recital for 20 students under the age of 10? How about 10 students under the age of 10? No kids, no. Would you let him announce graduation at MIT? Would you let him announce graduation for any college? Have you heard him? No. Would you let him run an eighth grade graduation? No. Would you let him run the change of command at any duty station for any branch of the armed services anywhere in the Americas or in the worldwide distribution of our defense facilities? Not unless you wanted to create an incident, no. Would you let him drive a truck? Well, he's already claimed it, no. Would you let him drive a car that you're riding in the passenger seat? Not unless I was heavily insured. Would you let him fire a pistol at a range? Oh, hell no. Would you let him fire a rifle at a range? No. A machine gun? No. Bazooka? No. Would you let him get into a tank and fire a tank? I'm seeing a pattern here, no. Would you let him direct the drone strike? No. Would you let him drive a little tiny boat whaler, you know, a 12 -foot whaler? I would let him pilot your dinghy, no. Would you let him drive a criss -craft with an outboard motor? No. Of a yacht, a big yacht? No. Would you let him command the deck of a freighter? A freighter? No. How about a destroyer? Uh, I'm thinking not. Submarine? No. Aircraft carrier? No. All right. Could you imagine Stav with him on deck? What would you let Joe Biden do? Retire. No, but I mean, really, seriously, is there anything you'd let him do to put him in charge of, because this is my first edition of would you let Joe Biden dot, dot, dot? Nothing complicated because he gets confused easy. Nothing with kids because we kind of know about that. No, there's nothing the guy can do. He has shown no knowledge of market economics, free market economics. He has no idea how supply and demand works. No, but I'm just talking about give me something that he can do because we've got to get a retirement hobby for him. A retirement hobby? Checkers. Do you think he could win at checkers ever? It's yeah, he could he could run he could run an ice cream stand. I we I covered that. You were gonna let him run a 7 -Eleven. I don't know. I covered the gift wrap. 7 -Eleven is more complicated than an ice cream stand because gas is involved. But but I asked you about the the gift wrap fundraising. I want every mom in America ice cream. Well, no, every parent driving to school in America right now knows fall is the season for fundraisers. So we got the call from the granddaughter over the weekend. Hey, Nana, which is the fetching Mrs. Hewitt, right? Would you buy gift wrap? And of course, we're probably gonna have enough gift wrap for the rest of the five seasons. Yeah, yeah. Five seasons of gift wrap. Yes. And and now the flash is probably going to come up with candy bar. You know, it's just fundraising season, right? And so it's better than raffle tickets. I hate raffle tickets. Yeah. Gift wrap you can at least put in the closet and it'll be there when when she has to clean out the house. You are what we call in in in the school trade. You are what we call an easy mark. A mark. Yeah. Yes. And and you wouldn't even let Joe button out. For those of you who are new to the audience, we've added affiliates recently. Dwayne is an ex band parent who keeps getting dragged back in. And when he was a band parent, he ran parking at the at the battle of the band. Do you know what I'm doing now? Do you know what I'm doing this this year? What I'm doing? What? I had to stand up along with my wife, stand up a snack bar outside of girls volleyball. All right. Would you let Joe Biden run that? Not in your wildest dreams, because because one money's involved and two girls are nearby. But I mean, OK, then Paul back a year or two. No, you let him direct parking at the Battle of the Bands. Oh, not unless you wanted a wreck.
Fresh update on "t. stadium" discussed on Bloomberg Business of Sports
"The NFL tried to book Taylor Swift for the Super Bowl right this moment is micro in comparison to what she would be whether that's the Super Bowl in 2025 or the Super Bowl in 2026 I don't think that the Super Bowl in 2026 has a location just yet and who knows if they try to get Taylor Swift in New Orleans but if they go back to let's say SoFi Stadium that is the venue for Taylor Swift it's either SoFi or Allegiant there aren't many venues that can quantify truly how big of a superstar she is but if all of the things we've talked about the Jersey sales the social the Super Bowl halftime show we've got Usher he's gonna do it and that's making big buzz right now yeah it's what the biggest thing that I was disappointed with this weekend is we did not talk about Usher and that Super Bowl halftime show because enough of the Taylor Swift thing and it isn't anyone's fault in particular it's just the way that it worked but Usher couldn't have been a better placement for Las Vegas our thanks to Randall Williams Bloomberg US sports business reporter coming up next on the show we turn to soccer in a struggling Chicago franchise looking to get a boost from messy mania that is straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports from Bloomberg radio around the world Bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast feed on the latest edition of the tape podcast Conversation a with John hurdle with hurdle Callahan the first 30 years. I was in the business bonds were such a critical dimension of a diversified portfolio and then we got this place where we had no real yield and we needed the Stabilized portfolios, but the price of that stabilization was huge because we've got no real yield. So as an investor, I like having real yield back in the bond market. I also feel like this is more of a stock picker's market. It's not just risk on risk off. That's a term that has really become popular in the last 10 years. It's more of a trading term than an investing term. We're always risk on because we think to fulfill our clients' missions, we've got to be in growth assets, which are stocks and private equity and so forth. So it's really a question where investors,
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Fresh update on "t. stadium" discussed on Not Free America
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A highlight from The Political Strategy Behind Open Borders with George Papadopoulos
"But you need the right leadership. The Biden administration clearly has an agenda to reshape America in a form that makes it unrecognizable. I think if Trump does not get elected, or at least a Republican leader who does not, who has, who does not have those populist, economic nationalist ideas, America will never be the same. USA, home of the brave. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and my fellow citizens, America's comeback starts right now. From the land of the free and the brave. USA, I love my country. All right, welcome back to Financial Guys podcast here on the Financial Guys media network. Mike Sbarrozza in studio for another exclusive interview today. We have George Papadopoulos joining us. This is, I think, his second time on the show, so we're looking forward to talking to him again. It's been a little bit. George, how are you? Doing great, Mike. Thanks a lot for having me. Thank you for coming on. So I'm gonna start, we're recording this on 9 -11, so I'm gonna start there. Obviously, a very, very sad, tragic day in American history. And, you know, I think the one thing I keep saying is, one thing that did come from 9 -11 was the country uniting and coming together in that moment. On, you know, 9 -12, 9 -13, 9 -14, and 2001, and very, for many years after that, America was stronger than ever and came together. I think that's one thing to look at with that day. Obviously, such a tragic, horrible day, but where were you? What were your thoughts about 9 -11? Yeah, no, it's incredible how many years have passed. I was actually a freshman in high school, I think, in biology class. It's one of those moments that I don't think anybody around the world will ever forget where they were. And I actually had some families who were directly affected in my high school. Even though I grew up in Chicago, their parents were working in New York in the trade centers at the time. And, you know, to learn later that some parents had actually been killed in the attack, you know, of course, affected my high school and me personally because it made it very real. And then, like you said, there was this rally around the flag effect. Of course, Americans united. It was a beautiful moment. We saw what happened with Mayor Giuliani at Yankee Stadium, with President Bush. You know, it was just an incredible moment. It was surreal, it was sad. It was patriotic, and it really changed our history.
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A highlight from Orange Pilling Through Sport with Steven Nelkovski & Patrick O'Sullivan
"The beautiful thing about Bitcoin is if it works with baseball, it works with anything. If you think about value for value, the model, it changes everything. Right. Hello. How are you all? Hello from Lebanon. What a cool country this place is. It's really strange. As I travel around the world, sometimes I go to these places where you worry about the economic situation, you end up meeting the most amazing, incredible people, most amazing resilient people, and Lebanon is exactly that. So I cannot wait to get this film out. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and today we have Perth Heat on the show. We've got CEO Stephen and chief Bitcoin officer Patrick, Patrick O 'Sullivan. I was going to try and say Stephen's name. I think it's Nelkowski, Nelkowski, I think Stephen Nelkowski. Danny, what is it? Nelkowski. We've never had Danny on an intro before. Nelkowski. Yes. CEO Stephen Nelkowski. Now I've known Stephen for quite some time. When we announced Rael Bedford, he'd already announced his Perth Heat Bitcoin project, and then I met him out in Miami. He gave me a jersey, and we've kind of been knocking back DMs on Twitter for this whole time sharing ideas, talking about what they're up to, what we're up to. There is so much alignment between the Perth Heat baseball team and what they're doing in Australia and what we're doing with Rael Bedford over in the UK. And so yeah, I've been keeping an eye on their progress, been impressed with everything they're doing. They're definitely a little bit ahead of us, but there's so much alignment between us and them. And I know not everybody loves the football side of things, but this Bitcoin and sports thing, I'm telling you, it's so important. It's important on so many levels, there's so many chances to orange pill people by meeting them where they're at. And I'm telling you, Bitcoin and sports is going to be big. So give me your feedback. Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the show. Absolutely loved it. Steve is a legend. Patrick is absolutely beavering away like a legend trying to get all the Bitcoin stuff going for them. I'm going to be nicking some of their ideas. Hopefully, we will have some cool ideas. They can nick as well. But yes, let me know your feedback. Let me know what you think. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. Welcome, brother. Good to be on. Who's your friend? This is the chief Bitcoin officer of the Perth Heat. You actually the chief Bitcoin officer? That's it. That's the title. Chief Bitcoin officer. That's all I do. That's what I'm trying to get Ben Ark to do for us. You know Ben Ark? Yes. He doesn't even like football. But he comes along. He gets the whole thing. Great role to have. Emerging role. Yeah. You saw that job ad for that Bulgarian team. Yeah. That's amazing. Yeah. We've got a call with them. Joe Hall's trying to get me to talk to them. But there's two upcoming Bitcoin football teams, young whippersnappers. The league is expanding quickly. We've had a couple of recent inquiries from teams in Europe wanting to speak about what we've done with the baseball team. But as we've said so many times on Twitter and in comments that the Bitcoin sports league is a lot closer than what most people think. There's a lot of interest. Yeah. You beat us to it. I think you beat us to it. We had a couple of weeks between us, I think. Was it that close? It was. There was a nose between, I think, the two announcements. We were early November. I think you were late November, early December, something like that. We're talking 21, aren't we? 21? 20 said? Yeah. It was 21. Because I think I announced - November 21? Yeah. I think I announced December 21. Yeah. And we took over the team in April 22. Yes. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You just beat us. Justin. So many things have changed since then as well in so many ways. What we thought we'd be doing in two years has just dramatically changed so quickly. It's awesome. There's loads we can get into and we're going to. But let's just do a bit of background stuff just for people listening so we can build the picture of what we're doing. So, like, introduce yourself, what you do, and yourself. I know we know you're the Bitcoin officer, but like, and then just tell people about Perth Heat, who they are, and then we'll build from there. Yeah, easy. So my name's Steven. I'm the chief executive of the Perth Heat, who are Australia's most successful baseball team. We've won 15 national titles. We've had 34 players who have played Major League Baseball. We've got an exceptional relationship with the Tampa Bay Rays, who send us out six to each eight players Australian summer. And these are top end draft picks. So one of the players they sent us last season, Junior Caminero, is on the verge of playing in the big leagues right now. So they send us the best of the best in terms of their young talent. And we build a squad and we play a season in the Australian summer. We've got a history of winning. We've got a history of producing great players. We're also the Bitcoin baseball team. And it's been, yeah, it's been an incredible ride. How big is baseball in Australia? It's big. It's look, it's obviously we've got the big sports in terms of Aussie rules. You've got rugby. You've got strong national teams with the Australian cricket team. You've got the Socceroos, you've got the Matildas. So it's not a tier one sport. But in terms of the quality of the competition, if you look at the fact that Perth Heat have had 34 players who have played for the Heat and then gone on to play Major League Baseball, there's no other team or competition that could produce that sort of statistics. So if you looked at one of the football teams like the Perth Glory, they haven't had 34 players who have played in the Premier League. So it's the competition is extremely tough and would be one of the best winter leagues in the world, especially with our association with Major League Baseball. So they send players out to you to get game time. And they also scout players that you have got of your own. There's a bit of scouting. There's international scouts in every city. But the idea of sending them out to us is they will see how the players will react in a foreign environment, a different style of baseball, different time of year. How do these players go in an environment over Christmas, New Year? Some of them are coming back from injury. Some of them have had interrupted seasons. That's a good chance for some of them to also build game time. But it's a program now with Tampa. Then in the last five years, we've had five players already play Major League Baseball. Jacob Lopez was the last just a couple of weeks ago. And as I said, Junior Caminero is knocking the house down, his 27 home runs this year. It's just a phenomenal generational athlete. And what kind of crowds do you get? Yeah, they vary across the weekend. We play a series. So we'll play Friday night. We'll play two games on a Saturday. Two? Two games on a Saturday. And then we'll play another one on a Sunday. So there's four games in the space of 72 hours. And the crowd's roughly between 5 ,000 to 7 ,000 over the weekend. OK, wow. So two in a day. What kind of demands are put on the players? Well, it's different. So baseball, if you're a pitcher, the demands are extreme. Every time you throw the ball, it is logged. It is monitored. It is counted. If you're an outfield player or an infielder, one of the batters, then that's what you're built for. You're built to play every game. So all the pressure's on the pitcher? Pitchers, yeah. Good pitching will win you championships. You need a really strong pitching lineup to bring in the different times of the game. And that's the part of your lineup which you really have to monitor so carefully. Because you could start a series with a pitcher. And if he doesn't perform well, when you bring him out of the game, when you introduce someone else. And then if they don't perform well, how quickly do you run through your rotation knowing that you've got four games to get through? So there's a lot of analytics that we look at, we monitor. And as we said, that pitch count is very, very closely watched. I've been to a few baseball games. I've been to see the A's. I've been to see the Dodgers a few times. I've been to see probably your team. Yes. We went to the Yankees. Yeah, we went to the Yankees. It was too hot, wasn't it? Yeah, it was so hot. It was so hot. Our knees were burning. There's not many roofs on the stadiums, yeah? So you're sitting out in the sun, yeah, baking. But there's heat, but it was too hot. Our legs were in shorts, our legs were burning, so we just went and stood at the back and drunk beer. Then the Yankees get absolutely back. I think they were 10 down within two innings. It was like insane. Yeah, but it's a crazy game. It can be 10 down, and you can still win. My wife has now accepted that no matter how far in front we are in a game, she won't relax until that last out. You can be 6 -0 up, 8 -0 up, and you can still lose a game just like that. It's very, very different of football. In football, if you're 3 -0 up, it's effectively game over, yeah? But in baseball, a three -run lead, a four -run lead, it can change with just one pitch if a batter walks, and then suddenly things just change. It's taken a while to understand and to even get comfortable with it. When I first started in the role five years ago, baseball traditionalists would say, well, that's baseball. It's like, no, it's not. It's bad game management. But yeah, it's baseball. It happens in the big leagues. It happens in Australia, and sometimes it happens with Perth Heat. And so your wife, is that because she's got into the baseball, or she's planning for what your move's going to be like? Bit of both. She has to be into it, but I'm not a good loser at all. Yeah, I'm not probably the best person to speak to if we lose a game for a good 24 hours. After we lost the championship series, that 24 hours was probably four months. Mate, honestly, I know exactly how you feel. We lost three games last season in the league. We lost one cup game, and then we got thrown out of a cup because we played an illegible player should have been suspended, administrative error. Every single one of those, I was not good for 24 hours. I spent the next 24 hours saying, what did I do wrong to contribute to that? Even though it's the team and the manager, it's like, what could I have done more? Could we have prepared the team better? Did we not provide the right resources, or did we not get the balance of the roster correct? There's so many things that go through your mind, but yeah, I'm certainly not a good loser. Were you a Perth Heat fan before? No, with a surname like Neil Kobski, you grew up with a round ball in my household. I was a football fan from an early age. This is a true story. Before I took the role with Heat, I had not watched a baseball game from start to finish. I had not watched a full nine innings. I'd watched parts of a game, but I hadn't watched a whole game. That first year in charge was challenging because you'd be with corporate partners, and I didn't know all the rules, and something would happen during a game, and they'd ask, why did that happen? I'd scratch my head and say, I'd have to find out for you. I'm obsessed with it now. My wife loves watching players steal bases, just running from base to base or trying to steal. Then I look at my family, Grey Caritage, and they're all into it and enjoy coming to the ballpark. Most people I introduce do enjoy it because, again, it's a different sport in terms of the pace of the game. You can relax a little bit more and then sit back and enjoy the menu of the hot dogs or the crackerjack and see some home runs in the background. Well, you don't understand the sport. It's a bit like cricket, right? Most Americans, almost every American does not understand cricket. Are you trying to explain test cricket, that it's five days, two innings each, it could rain and end in a draw? Nobody understands it, but when you understand the game, you understand what brilliant test cricket is. Like my son, he watched the Ashes with me, and I had the first two tests, I was explaining how this works, why they might declare, what the follower knows, which never got used. Trying to explain the strategy of it all. And then once he understood, he got into it, and I was mentioning going to watch baseball. I said to you before we started recording, I was dating that girl in LA, so we were going to watch the Dodgers. It was a playoff season, and I must have gone to maybe five games. I went to the game, I don't know if you know the one where Justin Turner hit a walk -off home run in the playoffs. I think it was against, it might have been the Cubs, but by the way, that itself was an unreal moment. The great finish there. Unbelievable. But I had a guy who was sat with me each game explaining it to me. And one of the things I'd never known about is the whole pitcher strategy. My from assumption the little I'd watched here or there, it was just one guy all game. And if somebody came on and it was injury, I didn't realize you're strategically placing different pitchers in the game, especially towards the end of the seventh, eighth, ninth innings. I didn't know any of that. And so once you understood that, you understood the strategy. And then there's huge strategy, whether you're bringing in a left -handed pitcher to pitch to a right -handed batter, left -handed batter, or someone that can face up to a curveball better than a slider, et cetera. Explaining the game to someone in baseball is a lot easier in the ballpark. If you're watching it off the screen, it's a bit harder to pick up. If you sit in the ballpark and you've got someone that can explain the rules, you will understand it a lot quicker than watching it at home. But the strategy behind pitching is nuts. The movie Moneyball and the strategy behind the analytics is spot on. There's so much you can gain out of the numbers. And that's a big part of our relationship, even with Tampa, is the Tampa front office and what they have in terms of identifying talent and how they use it is something that is a great benefit to an organization like the Perth Heat as well. There's a whole Moneyball thing that started coming to football as well. I know specifically teams like Brentford and Brighton have used it. But they're using it in a different way. They're trying to identify talent, which they sell out. I mean, Brighton. Can you look up their sales of players? I mean, Brighton. They have a profit of 130 million pounds, was it, this summer? I mean, historically, they weren't ever a Premier League team. No. It's only in the last, what, five, six years did they become Premier League? They're now established. But the volume of players they sell and the rates they sell their players for, have they got recent sales? Yeah. Let me pull it up. It was the same with Southampton. They kind of had that strategy as well. So there we go. Okay. Caicido, 160 million euros. McAllister, you went to Liverpool, 42 million. Sanchez, 23 million. But there's more in the previous. I mean, is that just this season? Yeah, that's this season. Did you have last season as well? I don't think it was on him. What was up at the top when you scrolled to the top? That was people who had come in. Right. Okay. But this is their whole strategy. I mean, they're now talking, this guy just got a hat -trick. The other Ferguson got the hat -trick against Newcastle the other day. People are starting to talk about him. And they've managed to have this rotation of players. Even though they're selling their best players, they've got these new ones coming through and they've got like an identity, which means it's a profitable business. Luton were the same. So Luton Town managed to get back in the Premier League from going into non -league, which itself is incredible. But they had a whole strategy of bringing players through and it's part of their revenue model. Does that perform part of your actual revenue model to develop players? For Perth Heat, it's a little bit different because if we have players that we continue to develop, they'll get drafted. And the draft system works a little bit differently to football where the club doesn't take the profit. The actual transfer fee goes direct to the player. Oh, wow. It's one of the first questions our board of management asked when they took the license over. How can we develop players and on -sell them? But it doesn't work like that in baseball, unfortunately. So, yeah, we've got a great farm system of producing young Aussie talent to go and pick up minor league contracts. But there's no return there to the club, unfortunately. Were you a baseball fan before you joined? I mean, I played when I was a kid. But not much of a fan. No. No, it was strictly because of the opportunity that came up that I joined. And when did you join? When? Same time. So about a year before, when the talks happened about, well, maybe this is something that we might be able to do. And then what the details look like for making it a possibility for a team to embrace Bitcoin as much as the team has. And then suddenly realizing that it's going to be significantly more work than what it first appeared to be. Because I didn't really have a role there to begin with. I didn't have a job. I wasn't working there at all. But then sort of trying to orange pill the board after Steve got it and to show them what we could do with it. It was very much, this is the idea. This is what we think we can do with it. And their attitude was, OK, go out and prove it and show them exactly what we could do to kick things off. And then from there, it was just small win after small win. And then realizing, well, if we're going to actually do it and announce things in November about just how far down the rabbit hole we were going to go, that we couldn't just, you know, Bitcoin is not at the point now where you can just launch and say, OK, everything worked perfectly. I mean, you know, it's so hit and miss with things that will work and things that won't work. And that's integration with systems that are already in place, especially when you're talking about a business of this size. You know, it's not your micro strategy. We don't have teams and teams of lawyers or people that can look after all of the various elements. And to go all in on Bitcoin means really restructuring how you do everything. And eventually that came back to me as my sort of ability to transition and see what will work, what's going to work now, what will work in 90 days from now and what it's going to look like in 180 days from now. All of that has changed and just somewhat to stay on top of that and to help integrate it into the systems that Steve is already looking after. Yeah. So I'm going to be interested to compare and contrast what you've done to what we've done, because like we're tiny. You know, our crowds are tiny. When we take, if you want to pay with Bitcoin on a match day, we're talking a handful of transactions. You got up to 7000 people there. So that's that's an entirely different beast. What were you, sorry Steve, what were you doing before you joined? My background is media marketing, so I used to be a sports reporter on one of the commercial networks here in Australia with Channel 7. I was there 14 years as a broadcaster, used to commentate to football games. But after being a reporter for the best part of 15 years and seeing how sports organisations run, that's where the real appetite for running a sports organisation came in and wanting to win championships. So I went and worked for a local football team, which is the Perth Glory, who play in the A -League. I was in a media marketing role there for a few years. Is that where Robbie Fowler played? He did the great man. God. Yeah. He used to come over to Mum's house every week for dinner. Shut up. Yeah. Are you serious? A gentleman. One of the most beautiful men. Yeah. We're always on the text to each other. He's a... You're friends with Robbie Fowler? Yeah. There we go. You're in. I want an interview with him. He's one of my childhood heroes. Oh wow. Yeah. And you know what? He's just a lad. He's just brilliant. He came and played for the organisation. And yeah, it was Monday night's dinner at Mum's house. He loved the Greek food, so we kept to a winning formula. That's unbelievable. Do you know the song the Liverpool fans sing about him? About we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Do you know about this? I don't know. So Robbie Fowler is one of the footballers who was very smart with his money. He just bought just properties all over Liverpool constantly. And see, he's got this huge property portfolio in Liverpool. And so the Liverpool fans sing, we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Yeah. He's a... He's God. He's God. He's just an awesome guy. Good fun to hang out with. And yeah, made so much time for the people of Perth. We had a great year together. And he's also very cheeky as well. There was a time where we weren't performing too well. We'd lost, I think, five games on the trot. And it was the time that Wayne Rooney was having a whole heap of issues with Manchester United. And we were about to do this live TV cross for Channel 7. And we knew the chairman wasn't too happy at the time. So I said, we've just got to try and deflect here. And Robbie had been in the UK for a week. And the presenter said, so Robbie, what was the trip to the UK all about? And he said, it was to chat to Wayne. And my phone had been, the media marketing guy just blew up, Fleet Street just went mad with this. It was just an off -the -cuff joke that we were trying to sign Wayne Rooney. And it was just everywhere within hours and we had to put out a press release and it was great because it deflected off the five losses that we'd had, but it was just a bit of a piss take. What was his scoring record like at Perth? Look, it wasn't as good as what it was at Liverpool. We would have been nice for him to score a few more goals, but the team struggled a little bit that year. And I think he ended up maybe with a dozen goals from memory somewhere around there. But it was a good year. And then again, I remember him taking out a little urn when England won the Ashes out before a game. And he put it up on his head and there was photos of it. He's just a great prankster in a lot of ways. He's an awesome person to have in your change room. And yeah, I'm really happy to call him a friend. So I went down the Robbie Fowler rabbit hole with my son the other week because, did you watch the Liverpool Newcastle game the other week? No, I missed it. Right. So I said to my son that there were two games when I was a kid when Liverpool played Newcastle. There were four, three consecutive years. The first one was a back and forth. I think Liverpool went 1 -0 up, then Newcastle went 2 -1 up, then Liverpool got it back to 2. Then they went 3 -2 up, then 3 -0. Liverpool went 4 -3. Stan Collimore in the 90th minute. It's an unreal game. And then a year later, Liverpool went 3 -0 up, Newcastle got it back to 3 -0. And then in the last minute, Robbie Fowler scores ahead of this flying header to go 4 -3. And so I then just had to explain Robbie Fowler to my son, why everyone said he was God. And we went down this kind of rabbit hole of Robbie Fowler goals. I was always really sad, though, because when he left Liverpool, I'm trying to remember, was it Leeds and Man City he went to? Did play both, yeah. Yeah, and I just couldn't accept him, not in a Liverpool shirt. Not in a Liverpool shirt, yeah. It didn't make sense to me. No, iconic to that club, and yeah. Absolute legend. Sorry, there's a bit of a tangent. OK, so going from commentator to chief exec, that's quite a jump. Did you have to kind of prove yourself you were capable? Did you have to pitch yourself for it? Look, I did the four years at Perth Glory in a media marketing role. I then stepped outside of sport for the first time in my career and just did some sales, what they called home and land packages here in Australia, selling some land in the house with it, and quickly went into a management role there with one of the companies. And then the opportunity came with the heat, and I was given the chance to run my first club, which was good because at the time I'd just started as president of a football club as well. So the management position was quite similar. I've run both roles now for the last five years, which has been brilliant. What is the mandate for the chief exec? How does it compare to, say, a chairman in a football team? Just look, every club's structure can be a little bit different, so yeah, a chairman for us is one of the shareholders, majority shareholder of our club, so he's who I report to. I've got the day -to -day running of the organisation, and I report to our chairman. What are the main things that you're responsible for the team in ensuring they've got the resources they need? Everything, yeah. Everything, yeah. I run the organisation. So it's basically probably almost identical to my role. Correct. Yeah, absolutely. Bigger numbers. Yeah, there's bigger numbers, but I don't think it really matters, and there's probably a good contrast with a football club. Whether you've got 10 members, 100 members, 1 ,000 members, a million members, the communication is still the same. You still treat your members the same way, regardless of how many zeros are involved. It's the same if you do a social media post, whether your club's only got 50 members or 50 ,000, you're still putting out information. So in some ways, don't get scared by the numbers. It's treat the position with respect and your members and partners, et cetera. Again, corporate partners, regardless of what the partnership value is, they're a corporate partner.
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A highlight from Commemorating The 22nd Anniversary Of The Sept. 11th, 2001 Attacks
"It's funny how people lie about actual real world events, even as we witnessed them on video, like Trump's visit to the Iowa football game. And he just got a resounding welcome. And they were trying to pretend he was being booed. You know, because there might have been a smattering of boos or a few people that gave him the middle finger, they wanted to pretend that he didn't get an absolute hero's welcome at the football stadium. And the video showed he did. Even CNN acknowledged it. Screaming, USA! USA! Trump! Trump! Trump! Man, oh, man. Republicans need to focus on Iowa and New Hampshire to try to stop him. I guess that might be their firewall if you're Ron DeSantis or Nikki Haley or one of the others. I don't know how they're going to stop him. We shall see. It's September 11th. We're broadcasting from lower Manhattan. It's been 22 years since the September 11th attacks changed our world forever, changed our way of life, changed the way we view, oh, things like freedom. Freedom is on my mind today a lot. And I want to start with a difficult question about 9 -11. You know, 9 -11 spurred the Patriot Act, where the government felt that steps needed to be taken in order to be able to thwart terrorism. And the Patriot Act essentially took away the freedom that many, many Americans had enjoyed. Now, I understand we've got to try to figure out how to battle terrorism. Totally get it. But what I'm not too clear on is when the door got cracked open, where today the government is criminalizing speech to such an extent that they want to lock up the 45th president of the United States. The New York Times did a huge piece. Trump's indictments, key players in the 2020 election effort, it is quite the quite the article. They call out just about everyone in Trump's orbit and essentially accused them of being co -conspirators in a crime to overturn the 2020 election. It's insane. It's insane to witness the absolute destruction of speech in this country. And I want to ask you a difficult question. I want to start with it. Did it begin with the Patriot Act? Did this begin with 9 -11? Because my hunch is it might have. And if so, then Republicans are culpable as well. I think the more immediate place we're at right now is due to COVID. COVID cracked open the door to say, hey, if you question anything about the vaccine or about masks or about lockdowns, we're going to destroy your life. We're going to get you fired. We're going to deplatform you. We might even put lock you up. If you dare, I know a guy who lost a job, a good job, because he expressed a belief on social media that he shouldn't have to wear a mask because his coworkers were triggered by him. Now, he has since sued the employer, and I hope he wins. That's still winding its way, I think, through the legal process. But that's just one example of many. Everybody has an example. Everybody knows an example of somebody who paid a heavy price for daring to open their mouth. It used to be that America is a place where you were allowed to open your mouth. You were allowed to question authority. You were allowed to question any narrative you wanted, and we weren't going to lock you up for it. Democrats in 2016 questioned the election. All of them did. I've played that montage for you 100 times. Hillary, John Lewis, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jimmy Carter, they all said Trump didn't win. The New York Times isn't doing a big expose on them. The New York Times isn't calling them out. But now they're calling out, and I mean everybody, Ronna McDaniel, Ted Cruz, Mike Lindell, anybody within—in fact, I saw in the comments section of this shocking article in the New York Times, somebody said, well, shouldn't Fox News be next? What about talk radio? Yeah, that's right. The left wants to lock all of us up for daring to express opinions. When did this terrible, dark chapter begin? Was it COVID, or was it 9 -11 and the creation of the Patriot Act? Let's start there. 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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/11/23
"There stars are in the southern sky and if ever you decide... If my research is correct, this was what the Madison Square Garden crowd heard to begin the show that Mike was in attendance for when he was in New York. I'm just watching guys play tennis, but this is what Mike did. I bet it was awesome. Mike and I were in New York City at the same time doing very different things. Wait a minute. Don't say Mike and I were in New York City. You created quite the drama by your refusal to spend even a second of time with me when you and your beautiful bride were celebrating your anniversary. Well, excuse me for not peeling away for schmooze time on an anniversary event. It took Peg Hudson to set Joe and me straight. Let me give you the backstory. Yes, there's always backstory. Your research is spot on. That was what they opened with. They all lined up across the front of the stage, including the great Vince Gill. Oh my God. That show was unbelievable. I mean, when's the last time you've gone to a concert and for two hours you hear the band just do hit after hit after hit after hit? Who can do that? It's not a long list. The Eagles can do it. And they did it. Opened up by Steely Dan. And in fairness, there's an example, three quarters of the songs, I don't remember it. I never heard of, but there's a couple of hits there for some of the great Steely Dan. And then of course, the Eagles with what was an incredible night at Madison Square Garden. But anyway, you're here, you're in town. I'm in town with Joey and Peg. We're seeing the Eagles and we saw a couple Broadway shows and I figured when Mark and Lisa go do stuff, it's Mark and Lisa time. And I should have known that. So I delicately said, hey, you want to get together for lunch or dinner while you're here? I mean, we don't see each other in person very much. And of course, as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, oh, we're slammed. Thank you. We're very busy. We're very busy. We're slammed. We're a little maxed out here. We're maxed out. And so Joey and I got all up in arms about it Saturday night. My man, my man, buddy card is being revoked. We went to dinner at a place called Centurion, New York, and I had a table set for you and Lisa. I mean, we were in a private room on the 55th floor of one Wondervelt. I'm not kidding you. It was unbelievable. It's this brand new dining experience. And we had a room with a table of six with three of us. And I kept saying, gosh, what, how perfect that would have been for Mark and Lisa to have joined us. And Joey and I started bellyaching about your rudeness. And then Peg says, it took a woman to point out, are you guys high? Right. Well, she says, do you think they want to spend their anniversary weekend with you talking shop? And I said, well, first of all, we're more than just shop. It's not just work. We're friends. Exactly. There's all kinds of commonalities and tastes and the culture in our lives. And we're intertwined, of course, it would have been lovely. But it wasn't because you didn't give us the time of day. I know my priorities. Well, you're right. Okay. I mean, good for you. And I hope you had a lovely weekend. So what exactly should I have given up? Should I have, well, here's a weird story because we thought that one night was going to be at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for tennis purposes. And the other one was going to be at Elio's in the Upper East Side, the restaurant where I proposed to her in March of 2002. So which of those should I have cashed in, you know, go hang out with y 'all as much as wonderful as that would have been. I mean, is the proposal restaurant all that significant? Come on. Yes, it is. But here's what's weird. Here's the weird thing that happened on tennis day. Do you know how weird tennis is trying to attend it? If you want to go to the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th, you can get a ticket right now for the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th. But if you want to go see Novak Djokovic, which is what my bride wanted to do, because from 10, 15 years ago, we're watching Nadal and Federer, and she just loves these guys. And we have loved watching tennis together on the TV box. And I said, for this anniversary, I'm taking you to the U .S. Open. It's like, great, we'll go see Djokovic or other great players, Daniel Medvedev, the young Carlos Alcaraz, who may be the next Nadal. But if you want to see Djokovic, you can't. He's not guaranteed to play on a particular day at a particular time. You can nail down the day. We did not know until hours ahead of time that Djokovic and Ben Shelton, the American, would be the early match. And silly me, I thought, there's no way. He's got to be the late match. So I bought tickets to the late match at no small expense. But then all of a sudden it's like, ding, ding, ding. Nope. That is Medvedev. He'll be playing Alcaraz at night and beat him, of course, because it was Djokovic and Medvedev. And Djokovic won in the final that we watched last night. It was great. So here's what I had to do. I've never done this before. I'm a big fan of the secondary market. So I had these tickets on Ticketmaster. In the old days. You tell me you sold tickets because I was desperately trying to get tickets to go. I'm going to kill you. What? No. I wanted to go so bad. To the open? I wanted to go to the open so badly I could taste it. And I went on the secondary market. You know, God's been good to me and I have a pretty good living. I ain't spending $14 ,000 a ticket. Okay. You want to talk real dollars? I'm going to do this. I am going to do this for my bride. She doesn't do mink coats or huge jewelry. You know, she's just one of the million reasons I love her. We were in unbelievable seats for the night, for the night one in the hundred level, the loge level. And they were $1 apiece. ,700 $1 ,700 apiece. So $3 ,400 to put my wife and me in these magnificent seats. Then we learned, guess what? Djokovic ain't playing at night. He's playing in the daytime. So now I got to go get seats to that. But here's the thing, since the world expected Djokovic to be at night, that's why those seats were $1 ,700. The moment it was announced, I flip immediately to the day session, got the exact same seats on the other side of Arthur Ashe Stadium for $600 apiece. Boom. Then I sold, with my phone still in my hand, sold the ones that I had bought. Obviously, their price went down a little bit. So I didn't make it all back. But I essentially paid for the other ones with the sale of the first ones. It is a crazy modern world, man. It is a crazy modern world. And heaven forbid you would have said to your talk show buddy, you want a couple tickets to the open because I would have bought them from you direct. I wouldn't even know. Funny, I don't know how to transfer them to another actual human being. Well, there's a way. There's got to be a way. All right. I think there's enough about that. Here's my proclamation. If I come to Dallas for a weekend, I'll make time to see you and Lisa, okay? And I will find a restaurant with a private room and a seat for anybody you want to bring. All right. We'll replicate it, Texas. Let me share with you the sights and sounds of what I experienced this morning walking into work here at 111 Broadway in lower Manhattan. All the police activity as the commemoration, the bell is ringing, observing the moment the flight hit the North Tower. Twenty -two years, Mark. The moment you know well. Boy. You were in the Empire State. Sure was. And we're going to relive that today on the show as we always do. We're also going to play that beautiful faith -filled tribute called Silent Night that our friends at KRLA in Los Angeles made many years ago where God, you just don't believe it, but he has a plan and he is always, always with us, even in our darkest hours. So, you know, Axios had an interesting piece this morning about how young men and women enlisting today and joining the military. They don't have that sense of understanding or recognition of 9 -11. So many people became members of the military because of 9 -11. It was such a movement in this country and it was beautiful and it continues to be. And they're in their mid -forties now. Correct. You know, ish. And you think about, I mean, there are people of legal adulthood, 21 years old now, who were not alive for 9 -11. Absolutely. For them, it's not like it's Pearl Harbor or anything, but it's just something that happened before I was born. I got to wrap my head around that. It's interesting that I heard, that's a second time today, though, I've heard somebody say, well, it's not like Pearl Harbor. I really feel it is. Just to me, it's, maybe it's because of our age and, you know, we run around. Here's the crazy thing. You and I were both born less than 20 years afterward. Correct. After Pearl Harbor. So it was just something that had recently happened. That's right. Had a certain stigma and, you know. So I think about the people who joined the military on behalf of those who died on 9 -11 and fighting for our freedoms, fighting against tyranny. And Mark, I am stunned at the rapid way tyranny has come to our own governance. I read an article the other day in the New York Times. It's an opinion piece, to be fair. Trump indict Trump's indictments, the key players in the 2020 election effort. And Mark, they did one of these and I read it online, one of these comprehensive articles about how everybody who questioned in any way, shape or form the outcome of the 2020 election is a co -conspirator in the election denialism that is traitorous, that is traitorous, that's treason. Now, attack on democracy. Right now, never mind all the Democrats, including Hillary on down, who lined up in question the outcome of 2016. I guess that doesn't count. I'm sure the New York Times didn't do, you know, an extensive piece on this, but they've got everybody ensnared in this, Mark. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley. We saw Lindsey Graham almost got indicted in Fulton County. And all they were doing was saying, what happened here? And exactly daring to inquire. And that has become a tactic of the left. And I think COVID, tell me if you agree with me, COVID broke the door open on this. If you dared question the vaccine or if you dared question the lockdowns, you were shut down. You lost your social media status. Some people lost their jobs. Look at the, look at all the airline pilots we lost because they wouldn't get vaccinated. And that kind of opened the door. And now it comes to the, to election integrity and the New York Times and people who think like them want to weaponize our free speech right to question anything. And criminalize it. And so your metaphor is apt. It absolutely is. And I hope it goes a similar way that the COVID extremism did. And that is that the pendulum swings. And now we have relative rationality, even though I did see in New York City, people walking around by themselves in Washington Square Park, wearing a mask outside. But not many, right? Not very many at all. Listen, I almost wanted a mask to keep away from the weed smell. I asked a New York City cop, what's with the weed? And he told me, he said, look, it's legal. You can't have enough where you're trying to sell it. You can't give it to kids, blah, blah, blah. But it's pretty, and I said, has it been a problem? He said, not really. He said, I don't like it either, but it's people doing, so, but not to divert. So your metaphor is apt. I hope that the pendulum swings, as it did with COVID, and I hope it does it maybe even quicker because the, because the Fauci's and the various other people who hit us with this have been proven so terribly, terribly wrong and corrupt so relatively quickly. I hope that can happen on weaponization of election. Well, Mark, there's reason to be optimistic. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling, huge win for free speech where this appeals court upheld the prohibiting government officials from communicating with social media companies. There was a preliminary junction. The defendants include Joe Biden, the U .S. Surgeon General, the Health and Human Services Secretary, and the courts are agreeing that it is absolutely unlawful for government officials to try to censor speech on social media. Of course it is. Well, it took a long time. Sure. Well, listen, justice delayed is justice denied. But that's the pendulum swinging. And I hope you, speaking of New York, I hope you saw the New York -based shrews over on The View Friday, Anna Navarro and the rest of them now complaining about the illegals in New York City saying they need to be resettled elsewhere. Anna Navarro and the rest of them on The View want to kick illegals out of New York. How unwelcoming. Oh, how well, how unchristian -like of them. But listen, I heard somebody say this somewhere else and it's true. People like Greg Abbott and others have called Eric Adams bluff. Yep. We've called their bluff. We've said, all right, you want to be a sanctuary city? Here's what it looks like. This is it. Welcome to Texas. Every day, the amount. Welcome to El Paso. And, you know, so golly, I hope the pendulum is swing. Great to have you back. It is wonderful to be back. Great to kick off a big, big week. I'll be in Philly tonight for a big event with Dennis Prager and Pastor Robert Jeffers. Faith and Freedom Coalition event. And then back here on in New York Tuesday and then back to Florida. So, OK, this is crazy. Mr. Acela corridor. You're in Philadelphia for an event tonight. I'm on the 115 Acela. I love that train. In the morning? 115 this afternoon. To get there. But where are you doing the show tomorrow morning? From Philly, from AM 990. And then taking the Acela back. And I have to admit, I'm not a big train travel fan. Yep. I like that Acela. Yep. Pretty cool. And, you know, I think I've got to be in first class just so I can, as an observer, experience what that first class experience must be like. If you're going to do it, do it. You might as well go up front, you know, and or actually in the back. Sometimes the first class on the Acela is on the way in the back. But I still like walking over to the cafe car and getting a hot dog. Kicking it old school. Absolutely. Yeah. Love it. Love it. Big week. All right. Happy Monday, my friend. Happy Monday. Mike Gallagher there for you on this very. I'm just. Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the U .S., over 15 million this year alone. And many don't even know their victims. LifeLock alerts you to identity threats you could miss, even when you monitor your credit. If your identity is stolen, your dedicated U .S. based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25 percent their first year at lifelock dot com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here.
A highlight from Special Encore The Canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff
"Discerninghearts .com presents Building a Kingdom of Love, Reflections with Monsignor John Essif. Monsignor Essif is a priest of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has served as a retreat director and confessor to Saint Teresa of Calcutta. He continues to offer direction and retreats for the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity. Monsignor Essif encountered Saint Padre Pio, who would become a spiritual father to him. He has lived in areas around the world, serving in the Pontifical Missions, a Catholic organization established by Pope Saint John Paul II, to bring the good news to the world, especially to the poor. He continues to serve as a retreat leader and director to bishops, priests and sisters, seminarians and other religious leaders. Building a Kingdom of Love, Reflections with Monsignor John Essif. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. What was this glorious pilgrimage like? I would say what brought us there, there were 16 of us who left to go there, and the ones who you would meet along the way, that each of them were loved by Mother Teresa. That's the way I would describe, each one of them had a personal experience of the enduring love that touched them. I certainly had to be there. It was like something that, as a pilgrim, I felt called to be at this celebration. And I felt God wanted me to be there, therefore he would provide. And he provided for me to get there to the vehicle of these 16 people that I went with. And it was just a very caring young priest who, Father Mike was our leader of the group, and I was kind of the senior citizen, I was the oldest member of the group. The streets of Rome, as you know, are really architectural hazards. Someone who doesn't see, I could easily fall anyplace and break a hip or whatever, but I was really cared for. And there was a young girl, a woman that I met, and she was in a wheelchair, and she kind of summed it up for me when she said, Mother Teresa touched me when I was 16. And she said she just came in the crowd and touched me, and she touched me on my head. And it was like an unforgettable touch from this woman who was such an instrument, just reminded me of Jesus going through the world, and everyone that he touched remembered that touch. And so it was with me. I experienced the love and being loved by her so that she was this instrument of love in the world. There were millions and millions who saw that by television or heard it by radio in so many parts of the world. So really, wouldn't you say that maybe a billion people were touched through this instrument of God's love, because she followed what God asked her to do, and in some way experienced being loved by God as the poorest of the poor, because that's what she considered herself, that he loved her and touched her with that love. And then she began to touch one by one by one. That was her way of looking at it. We arrived together as a group on September the 1st, and we went by van to Newark, New Jersey, where we all got on a plane, and we got to know each other's names, because not everybody, there were married people, there were priests, there were single people who were on that, just getting to know each other. And then we all had different parts on the plane going over, arrived and gathered together in a group, and there was a van to meet us, to take us to our hotel. We still stayed in a little hotel called Hotel De Petrus, which was about a 20 -minute subway ride from the Vatican. That evening, I went by subway to St. John Lateran, where I heard confessions, and it was so beautiful. I heard, because of my languages, I heard confessions in English, Spanish, Italian. And who comes along but walking right in front of me is Marty McDermott that I had met in Beirut. And he and I just kind of hooked together. He was there. And again, the love, it was there in Beirut that I met the sisters, it was there that I met Mother Teresa, so we just kind of laughed as two old men. He was an aging Jesuit that they kind of wanted to get out of Beirut to bring him home to their northeastern province in New York, but he stayed there, he remained there. I think he's from Hartford, Connecticut. And we just chatted while all of the sisters that we had known through the years come pouring out at the end of the celebration there, and I just saw Sister Joy and all the sisters that I had known through the years, Missionaries of Charity. And then we hopped on a subway and came home, and I got home maybe around midnight. That was our first day. And so it was a beautiful time. On the third day, we were there September the 3rd, and more confessions, and St. Mary Major was again a beautiful church, and confessions. And then the fourth day was a canonization. And Mother has always just loved Our Lady. On the cover of the celebrated Mass was Our Blessed Mother. And if you notice her hand always pointing, Mary is such a direct link to Jesus. Her whole life pointing, you say Mary, she says Jesus. And Mother then is on September the 5th. She was beatified by John Paul II, 2002. And I was there, and when her picture went up as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and John Paul, that's the day I consecrated myself to Our Lady. All her life Mother Teresa had said, you should consecrate yourself to Mary. Oh, Mother, I have the Sacred Heart. That's where she was pointing. She wanted me to be with the Sacred Heart. No, but the best way to do it is through her. Oh, no, thank you very much. But the Pope, he told us to us, no, no. So I resisted. But when I saw those two up there, the aging, elder John Paul II, such a powerful, powerful instrument of God. And this little less than five foot woman, such a powerful instrument. I thought, what do you need to follow that? So that's the day I consecrated myself to Mary. And here she is. They really captured her look. And it was on the second missalette that we had on the following day on September the 5th, which is her feast day. So on the 4th, we had the canonization mass. The incident that was most, I sat with a couple of sisters on the way home in the airport. And one of them said it was such a powerful experience, but I have to say I couldn't get by the heat. I just couldn't get by the heat. It was 98 degrees. It was hot and a beating, beating heat down on the whole place. All I could recall during the mass with that intense heat was the time when I was at the chapter meeting in Calcutta, where it was 100 degrees heat and 100 percent humidity. And it was so stifling. And Mother would not allow a fan. They were begging her, let us get a fan. No, we have to live like the poor. What is the authenticity of our sacrifice? If we could have a fan? No. And we need a microphone. We can't hear. No. But get one for Monseigneur. So I had a microphone for the presentations and I had a fan when I was giving my presentations. She turned it off for the whole community. And I'll never forget this nun who was at that celebration. With this intense heat, every time there was the slightest breeze, she just thanked God for the breeze. She was an American nun and she was communicating to me how we are not used to that Indian heat nor the humidity. And I noticed that at the mass, her massive canonization. But everyone had to wait for that slight breeze. And that I was so aware of that every once in a while, when you thought you were going to pass out, there was a breeze. Everyone was reminded, though, of just how poor we are and how lacking in control of the events of life. And that total dependence. So she gave us all a marvelous lesson. And anyone who had been there, if they were there, including the Pope, that intense heat was down on a million people who were there. And everyone came through that and endured it. So Mother Teresa was very active during that canonization. It streamlined it, so it made it very simple, which is really what I think she wanted. Don't have the focus on me. But as the mass itself, the focus was all on God. It was the glory and the praise and the honor of God. Thank you, Lord, for the slightest breeze. Thank you, Lord, for just being here. And I found myself thanking God. And I was there. The other thing I noticed in her gathering us, there was a multiracial, the whites were far outnumbered at this mass. Not only because of the Indian priests, the African priests, the Asian priests, the Koreans, the Chinese, the Vietnamese, South Africa, and all of the world was really... ...that we are just one family. And the main, I think, lesson that I learned is dependence on God and that we are all very, very poor and the poorest of the poor. The opening day, the day before we got there, the Missionaries of Charity had in the Olympic Stadium, which they were able to get, a thousand of the poorest of the poor from their houses in Rome that they served the poor. They invited them all to come and have a feast. And they actually had this huge feast and banquet for the poorest of the poor because this was what it was all about. If Mother was going to have the celebration, the first ones to have the feast was the poorest of the poor, and she invited them to the table. And all of them were invited to come to the celebration, so they all had tickets to the event. You could see different ones as they were coming were obviously the poorest of the poor, meeting all of us, the poorest of the poor who were coming. So the universality and multiracial was what I felt was very outstanding for me on the day. Sounds a lot like Pentecost. Yeah, and the language just didn't seem to, it was like both hearing confessions and the celebration itself. And of course we had the Latin and all of us joined in were able to participate with the Latin and the singing. And again that language, that unity of our worshipping and glorifying God in that mass. Some lady was wheeling us onto the plane when we were at the Newark Airport, and she was a young girl, a young black girl, and I said we were going to be going to Mother Teresa's canonization. Well she had never heard of Mother Teresa, she was 20 years old. Oh, she said, what are you going to have, a party? I said yeah, and what is the mass but a party that God wanted? So he gets this heavenly banquet together, and that's why I was so happy when you see all these priests going out and bringing the Eucharist to every single one that was there. That was the day celebration, and I think there was a big difference then with the celebration on the 5th. And again, we can't celebrate it, but it was much more intimate. Maybe there must have been, maybe 300 ,000 there. How do you get just intimate? So there was this smaller crowd, and the priests and the participation was still so joyous and so beautiful. The day there was a cloud coverage, so that the heat wasn't as intense, so it was cooler, it was more refreshing, it was more relaxed. And at the end, one of the priests stood up, the sisters came in. The greatest gift I always felt that Mother has given us is her community. And these sisters coming in from all over the world were certainly well represented there, and lines and lines of missionaries of charity coming in. There were also the brothers, and there were also the missionaries of charity fathers. And one of the fathers got up at the end and he said, Today is a day of thanksgiving, and we are just so filled with thankfulness that God has recognized our foundress as a saint, and that we are able to participate in this canonization. And we rejoice, and you can just see St. Teresa of Calcutta in heaven with all the poorest of the poor, and us, poorest of the poor, having experienced being touched by her. And we are now celebrating, because she has touched our lives. And she always said, Unless you have experienced the thirst God has for you as the poorest of the poor, you'll never be able to know the thirst he has for the poorest of the poor. So that having had that experience of that love that God has for me through her, that that tasting of that is an enduring bond that you experience, and it just endures in it, it lasts. The love of God is enduring. The love that Mother Teresa gave, that touch that tapped that girl on the head when she was 16, that love lasts. It's an everlasting love. It's tasting the divine love. And it's the thirst that God has for us as people, so that when we pass that on, and if we were a million there, and the millions and millions that saw it on television are able to receive it and to pass it on, it was a great joy in heaven, and a great celebration on earth, and it was time for a party. The possibility of someone coming into a crowd like that and throwing some bombs, it was like the furthest thought, I believe, that peace and love is contagious. It has a power that's overcoming hatred and violence, and the way to bring this about is through that divine love. This is the force and the power that I believe is really necessary in the world today. So it was a great experience. You know, it's really striking, Monsignor, that the endurance of those who came, those who had to endure suffering during the celebration, because I watched it all cozy on my couch at 3 in the morning, back here in Omaha with my puppy and my coffee, and that was really nice, but you could see how hot it was. You could just see how people were just baking under the sun, and yet that enduring that suffering is essentially a message of her life. For all weekend, the build -up was not just on EWTN and other Catholic outlets, but it was on secular news broadcasts, CNN, Fox, all of these different news outlets were covering this great gathering. And so as you're watching these people, literally suffering with joy through the mass, it was almost like a major witness. And there's something really unique when that happens, isn't there, Monsignor, that if you can endure it, if you can enter into it like she did, there's grace somehow, even for the participants. I know you're just a couple days out of this, but for you, I mean, can you describe that now? It intensifies your interior self. You become very aware that I don't know how much longer I'm going to be able, and that's the word, endure this, whatever that be, this stress, this heat, this cross, however you want to call it. Each one has to go in there because that's where you're drawn to, and that is the center of the inner self. And that's where your dependency comes, and that's where you experience the God on whom you have to depend. So what gives you the endurance is the dependence. It stays, and it remains, and it burns, and whatever it is, you cannot last through it, and it just keeps coming on in a way, just when you think, it's going to let up. No. And then it comes just at the right time, a kind of a breeze, where it comes from, and the refreshment. And then you're drawing something in from this power, and I would call it the spirit. The spirit is now bringing you into the inner rest that's going on, is only had by those who are willing to endure. I don't know how others would describe that, but that's how I was experiencing it. As you were speaking about that, that endurance, I think that's the suffering of love, isn't it? I mean, at its very, very heart. And I know that's one of the, you had spoken so poignantly that for many who heard your reflection prior to leaving, and you were seeking a particular grace, that entering into the Immaculate Heart of Mary, even more deeply into the Sacred Heart, and I don't want to put more words on it than what you were hoping for, because sometimes even the grace we think we're going for is smaller than the one that God wants to give us. So how would you describe your experience for those who have been eagerly waiting? Well, did it happen for them? Did you receive what you were hoping for? More, more than I ever had anticipated. That which I wanted, I received, but much more abundantly. There was more. It's so difficult to describe, because you have to use the same words. But the words don't carry the meaning that the inner self has that you want to convey. That life in the inner self, that enduring bond of love. Like, excuse me, you're supposed to look ragged and tired and beleaguered for an 88 -year -old man who, you know, has traveled around the world, and I have not seen you look so buoyant and glowing and energized. I mean, this is just, it's a joy to behold you. Yeah, yeah. And I feel that way. I feel my cup runneth over. You know, they use that expression, but it's just like brimming over, full and I. I just don't know how else to express it. So if you see it, that's wonderful. And if you hear it, that's wonderful. But I'm experiencing it. And so whatever I wanted out of this, I received with a hundredfold. You're like a beautiful monstrance right now that's sitting on top of an altar with a whole bunch of light shining. And I know you're just a vessel. You're just a monstrance. But what's making everybody, it's just breathtaking is how Christ is radiating out of you right now. What I was experiencing was that inner heart of Mary. And what's the inner heart of Mary? Completely empty. Completely empty. So that every single moment you can receive whatever that is that's coming. I think that's really what I'm experiencing. The emptiness of Mary's heart. So that she has none of her own cares, but those of everyone around her. You know, everyone was caring. I felt being cared for. But it was like the kind of being cared for so that I too could experience how to care for others. Well now you got me crying. Oh my gosh. Now I'm a big weepy mess. Well Monsignor, you know, I usually ask you if you have a final thought, but I just can't even believe that there could be a finality to this experience. What are you feeling right now in this moment? The thing that I'm really kind of filled with is Mary's spirit. It's always crying out. Magnificat. Magnificat. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. Along with hundreds of other spiritual formation programs, visit discerning hearts .com. Or you can find it within the free discerning hearts app. This has been a production of discerning hearts. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. We hope that if this has been helpful for you that you will first pray for our mission, which is to offer rock solid and authentic spiritual formation freely to souls around the world. And if you feel us worthy, consider a charitable donation, which is fully tax deductible to help support our efforts. 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A highlight from Luke Macias
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Did you ever see the movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen? The blood -curdling threat of The Blob. Well, way back when, Eric had a small part in that film, but they had to cut his scene because The Blob was supposed to eat him, but he kept spitting him out. Oh, the whole thing was just a disaster. Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome back. In case you didn't know, there's a film, it's called The Hill, and it's starring Dennis Quaid. I don't know what more you need to know. It's starring Dennis Quaid. It's in 1 ,500 screens across the country. That's a lot. We have the director of this film, of The Hill, with us, Jeff Celindano. Did I pronounce it close? Celindano, Celindano. Celindano, hey, Celindano. You grew up in New Jersey, correct? I did. Okay, so that's why you got a name like Celindano. You know, that's just, it's an Italian name. But you - Comes with a terrible name. I wanna ask you, this is a film, but you grew up in a small town, in a small rural town in New Jersey. A lot of people don't know that those exist, but they certainly do if you know the state of New Jersey. But this is a film about someone who grew up in a rural town, small town in Texas. And his name is Ricky Hill. That's why the film is called The Hill. And again, it's starring Dennis Quaid as the father of this athlete, Ricky Hill. But I just kinda ask you right out of the gate, Jeff, how did you find your way to directing this story? Because this is a story that I had not heard until I heard about this film. Yeah, well, none of us heard about this story. Ricky was an obscure guy who never really told many people about his story. Dennis Quaid, when I hired him to play Ricky's father, said, I just read the script, is this true? Did this kid really do this? This is like a miracle. I said, yeah, he did the impossible. And he said, how come I've never heard of this story? And I said, well, there's so many stories out there that nobody's ever heard of. And so that's why we're telling this one. It needs to be on the big screen. So my brother was in a hotel room, I'm sorry, in a hotel lobby, and he was talking to somebody in a meeting and he overheard Ricky next to him, the real Ricky Hill talking about his life story and how he couldn't find a director that he liked. He had been through like 40 directors and he never felt they had the right honesty and heart for the film. And my brother leaned over and said, excuse me, sir, once he was off the phone, this is my brother on the phone. He's your director, talk to him. And Ricky was like, my brother's very aggressive. And Ricky talked to me and we just bonded. And he said, you have to read my story. I'm gonna send you the script tonight. I read the script. I cried my eyes out through the whole thing. I was so touched that I've said this so many times, but it's the same every time. It got in my heart and it's not left even today that I had to tell the story. It was like I was on a mission. I just never gave up. And so that's how it ended up getting me. But it took 17 years to get it funded. I had been funded four times. The money fell through every time. And the last time it fell through was six years ago. Dennis had already been hired and I thought we were gonna lose Dennis. And he called me and said, listen, I love this story. It's the best story I've read in 20 years. I'm on for life. As long as you can find a time span on my schedule, I will do the film. Well, now for people who are tuning in and are saying, what is the story? Tell us what is the story? is The story about a little boy, eight years old, who was very poor. His father decided to be a minister and a preacher and travel around the country. And they got kicked out of a couple of churches because his father was very adamant about no smoking in the church and treating the church badly. Ricky would be very poor and go out on a railroad track and hit stones all day. But he wore bag braces because he was crippled from the hip down. So he just got so good at hitting rocks because he was so poor, he had nothing else to do. He hit 2000 rocks a day. And of course that transferred into baseball. He wanted to play baseball. He was addicted to it. And his father would not allow him to play baseball. He was like, you're gonna be a preacher? Because when Ricky was eight, he started preaching to the family, imitating his father. And he got so good at it that he could recite the Bible back to front. And this is not a faith movie, but it's got so much faith in it because of the father. It just translates into that. So Ricky behind his dad's back ended up becoming an all -star player in high school. And right when the scouts were about to look at him, they came to the stadium to look at him, he trips over a sprinkler head and breaks his ankle.
Monitor Show 15:00 09-01-2023 15:00
"One of the things we so look forward to is John Wertheim of Sports Illustrated, author of many books, knows the game of tennis so well in all sports, and so we're gonna check in with him as well. You know, we're also gonna talk tennis. That's right when the weekend officially begins with that conversation. You actually are gonna talk about the U .S. Open. Yeah, we're gonna talk tennis. We'll talk tennis. Yeah, when it comes to soft landing, it's how the ball lands on the court that we care about. Ooh, hey, well done. I knew I could count on Carol and Tim. Have a great weekend. I'll meet you on Balance and Power later. Bloomberg Business Week starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Business Week. Insight from the reporters and editors who bring you America's most trusted business magazine, plus global business, finance, and tech news as it happens. Bloomberg Business Week with Carol Masser and Tim Stenebeck on Bloomberg Radio. And a very happy Friday afternoon, everybody. First day of September. This is Bloomberg Business Week. We are, wait, we're not in studio again. No, we're live from the U .S. Open. Once again, we're in Flushing Meadows, New York, and right here is Arthur Ashe Stadium. We're at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Flushing Meadows, Carol. Day two, man, and it is another busy day. It is another busy day. We're streaming on YouTube. You could be watching us there. We're Blonde Bloomberg Originals as well. I'm Tim Stenebeck, along with Carol Masser. Yeah, listen, we're looking forward to it. We are going to touch on the jobs report. We just talked with our Joe Matthew a little bit about the monthly jobs report, got it this morning. People are saying a nice Goldilocks report for the Federal Reserve. Having said that, hospitality definitely a standout, and we are definitely going to see and talk about that, the impact of what's going on here at the U .S. Open, because there is some real fine dining going on. Also, forget September. We know what's happening in September with the Fed. Do you? Do you? Yeah, Tom Keene knew. He told me. He told me this morning on Bloomberg surveillance. No offense, but we don't know what...
A highlight from Cary Cheshire
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas show. Do you like your gravy thick and rich and loaded with creamy mushrooms? If no one was looking, would you chug the whole gravy boat? Chug, chug, chug, chug. Stay tuned. Here comes Mr. Chug -a -lug himself, Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome back. In case you didn't know, there's a film. If today's Friday, it's going to be in theaters tonight. If today's not Friday, it's going to be in theaters, you know, like tonight, except not Friday. It's called The Hill, and it's starring Dennis Quaid. I don't know what more you need to know. It's starring Dennis Quaid. It's in fifteen hundred screens across the country. That's a lot. We have the director of this film of The Hill with us, Jeff Celentano. Did I pronounce it close? Celentano, Celentano, Celentano, Celentano, Celentano. You grew up in New Jersey, correct? I did. OK, so that's why you got a name like Celentano. You know, that's just it's an Italian name. But you comes with a terrible name. I want to I want to ask you. This is a film about you grew up in a small town, in a small rural town in New Jersey. A lot of people don't know that those exist, but they certainly do. If you know the state of New Jersey. But this is a film about someone who grew up in a rural town, small town in Texas, and his name is Ricky Hill. That's why the film is called The Hill. And again, it's starring Dennis Quaid as the father of this athlete, Ricky Hill. But I just kind of ask you right out of the gate, Jeff, how did you find your way to directing this story? Because this is a story that I had not heard until I heard about this film. Yeah, well, none of us heard about the story. Ricky was an obscure guy who never really told many people about his story. Dennis Quaid, when I hired him to play Ricky's father, said, I just read the script. Is this true? Did this kid really do this? This is like a miracle. I said, yeah, he did the impossible. And he said, how come I never heard of the story? And I said, well, there's so many stories out there nobody's ever heard of. And so that's why we're telling this one. It needs to be on the big screen. So my brother was in a hotel room. I'm sorry, in a hotel lobby. And he was talking to somebody in a meeting, and he overheard Ricky next to him, the real Ricky Hill, talking about his life story and how he couldn't find a director that he liked. He had been through like 40 directors, and he never felt they had the right honesty and heart for the film. And my brother leaned over and said, excuse me, sir, once he was off the phone. This is my brother on the phone. He's your director. Talk to him. And Ricky was like, my brother's very aggressive. And Ricky talked to me and we just bonded. And he said, you have to read my story. I'm going to send you the script tonight. I read the script. I cried my eyes out through the whole thing. I was so touched that I've said this so many times, but it's the same every time. It got in my heart and it's not left even today that I had to tell the story. It was like I was on a mission. I just never gave up. And so that's how it ended up getting me. But it took 17 years to get it funded. I had been funded four times. The money fell through every time. And the last time it fell through was six years ago. Dennis had already been hired and I thought we were going to lose Dennis. And he called me and said, listen, I love this story. It's the best story I've read in 20 years. I'm on for life. As long as you can find a time span on my schedule, I will do the film. Well, now, for people who are tuning in and saying, what is the story? Tell us, what is the story? Because the story is about a little boy, eight years old, who was very poor. His father decided to be a minister and a preacher and travel around the country. And they got kicked out of a couple of churches because his father was very adamant about no smoking in the church and treating the church badly. Ricky would be very poor and go out on a railroad track and hit stones all day. But he wore bag braces because he was crippled from the hip down. So he just got so good at hitting rocks because he was so poor, he had nothing else to do. He hit two thousand rocks a day. And of course, that transferred into baseball. He wanted to play baseball. He was addicted to it. And his father would not allow him to play baseball. He was like, you're going to be a preacher? Because when Ricky was eight, he started preaching to the family, imitating his father. And he got so good at it that he could recite the Bible back to front. And this is not a faith movie, but it's got so much faith in it because of the father. It just translates into that. So Ricky, behind his dad's back, ended up becoming an All -Star player in high school. And right when the scouts were about to look at him, they came to the stadium to look at him. He trips over a sprinkler head and breaks his ankle.
A highlight from Exploring Cultural Identity and Humor with Japanese-American Stand Up Comedian Michelle MALIZAKI!
"Thank you, Mr. Paul Vato. Greetings, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Paul Vato, and this is Paul Vato Presents. And today, my very special guest is Michelle Malazaki. I hope I'm pronouncing that right. That's such a traditional Japanese name, isn't it? No, it's not. Oh, my goodness. I thought it was. Well, welcome, Michelle. Thank you so much for spending a little bit of time with us today. Michelle is a brilliant stand -up comedian, a musical artist. She has recorded a few other podcasts. I first found out about her through my friend Christina Blackburn, who has a great podcast called Storyworthy. And I was a guest of Christina's as well. So it's a great podcast. It's a lot of fun, a lot of industry people. So Michelle, thank you so much for taking time to be here. We're live on fireside, so welcome. Thank you for having me on your show. 100%. I'm so glad that you were able to do it. I have so many questions to ask, cultural differences, comedy, and all that incredible background. Would you be kind enough to tell us a little bit about yourself, where you're from, where you live? Maybe not your address, but where you live, and where you've performed, and things like that. OK, I am originally from Japan. But I just found out I'm not a Japanese person anymore because I become an American. And in Japan, there are only two people, two kind of people, two kinds of people, Japanese and non -Japanese. And I am neither, I'm a former Japanese. Interesting. Are they called, is that Gaijin? Is that the right word or no? I'm not Gaijin. I'm just a former Japanese. Interesting. Is that because you became an American citizen, so you're no longer recognized as Japanese? The second I sworn in as different foreign nationality, then my Japanese citizenship just evaporates. I didn't know that. Wow. And this is because of the Japanese government, not the US government? I see. The American government that you have multiple citizenships. That's what I thought. But I think at that, there used to be a time where you could only have, if you were a US citizen, I thought you could only have a US passport. But I know that that's changed because I know people have multiple passports. So I don't know what changed. Yeah. But with Japan, Japanese government, you can't have dual citizenships. So just one. So as soon as I sworn in as American, then no more Japanese. No more Japanese. All my jokes about being Japanese. Oh, no. Now you can't make any more Japanese jokes. They might get offended. Oh, no. What am I going to do? You've got to rewrite your whole act. I know. Maybe you could divorce your present husband and marry a Japanese guy. And then you could make Japanese jokes. I don't know. Like, I'm still lost since I found about this. Because I don't know. I never belonged to any group. I was an outsider. When did this happen? When did you find out that you were no longer Japanese? I just found out recently. But I did not. Yeah, because I become American citizen a while back. Wow. Wow. Now, you recently went to Japan. Is that right? Yeah, I just did. And I had to get a visa. Oh, yeah, because you're not Japanese. Of course, he has a gift. I'm not a Japanese person. I have to apply for a visa. And then they ask for a picture. So I sent my picture in. And then they called me and said, oh, your picture's too old. You have to send a current picture. How do they know that my face hasn't changed? It's the same person. And you look very young. So it doesn't matter when it was taken. It's the filter, I think. It's like an automatic filter thing. Because my room looks nice. Well, mine's not working, I don't think, because I look old. So I don't know what happened. I've never met you in person, so I don't know. I look even better in person, I think. Oh, a lot of people do. Like, you know, you do Zoom shows. And then you never meet those guys, girls, people in person. And then when you meet them, you're like, oh my gosh, they are really nice -looking. You're like, stay off the Zoom. It makes you look ugly. But I mean, I look the same. I look the same. That's my cat. My cat's kind of famous for barging into international virtual shows. Very interesting, I love that. Yeah, but she never talks to me during the day. No? No, it's just when I'm talking on somebody else other than the cat, then she's just, hey, guys. What's your cat's name? Mochi. Mochi? Yeah, like the food, mochi. I also have a dog named Pinan. Like, all my pets are named after food items. I see that. Do you have any fish? I don't eat them. It's just names. We're not gonna go there, I don't think, right? Maybe. You're like, I'm Japanese, not Korean. Uh -oh, don't tell Bobby Lee. Awesome. These people didn't eat beef nor pork till 170 years ago. Was it strictly pescatarian or vegetarian or what? No, I think, I can't remember because Japanese people believe in many different things, but one of the - When did you decide to come to the US? Because I know that you had an affinity, I think, for maybe American television. Yeah, well, I wanted to, well, I came to America because I wanted to, okay, my mom told me, ever since I was in fifth grade, my mom told me to marry a white guy because half white, half Asian kids are cute. That's true. I actually wanted to marry a British person. I guess you can't marry two, so just one. But then America was closer than England, so I came here. Wonderful. And did your dreams come true? Did you end up marrying a white guy? I ended up marrying a white guy from Ohio. That's as white as you can get. No, I think, I didn't know, but Wisconsin is whiter white people. I didn't know. That is true. I grew up in Chicago, well, in the suburbs, in Illinois, which is right by, well, both Ohio and Wisconsin, and you're right. I think Wisconsin, you could have done a little bit better and found a white guy from Wisconsin. Yeah, oh, well, I didn't know. Next time. Next up, next, yeah. Wisconsin, 10 years younger, that's on my list. Yeah, go to a youth group and maybe you can find a future husband. What does your husband think about you doing standup? Were you doing standup when you guys met or how long have you been doing standup? I actually used to do TV production for Japanese TV and I've done like many different shows, like news about like surrogate mothers, like documentaries to sports news. But like, you know, when I tell people that I was on sports news, you know, you might think, oh my gosh, why are you famous? My hand, like holding a microphone like this was famous right here, just here, yeah, not me. Right, right, right, right. Now, is it true? I used to travel with the Yankees because they had a Japanese player and I get to go inside of the locker room after they take showers after the game. That was my job. What a job. I got paid. What a job. Do you miss it? I don't know, like it was fun. I mean, you go there, we used to rotate like two weeks at a time to follow and that was fun. And some baseball stadiums have better food than the others. Like Arizona Diamondbacks, they have good food, but like Dodgers, eh. Maybe that's a show. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We should do a show where we go to different parks and try their food. Yeah, the San Diego Patriots have good food at the concession stand. Yeah. Yeah, and also Boston Red Sox, they have good food. They got chowders. Of course, Boston. Yeah, but it's kind of like baseball season is kind of hot and then you eat chowders, but it's so good. Wonderful. Did you have to pay for your own food or was it a budget? Actually, at the press level, they have press food and you eat some of those and then you go downstairs and eat more food. I would love to do that job except for going into the men's showers, but you seem to enjoy that. Yeah, yeah, of course I do. They're like, you can leave now. You're like, I'm not done yet. I gotta interview more players. I'm not done yet. So how long have you been doing standup comedy? I've been doing it for like five years. Before that, I used to do improv. I had a midlife crisis and I took some improv classes at the Park and Rec. And then that led me to the Second City and I was just taking a class at a time and I ended up finishing the conservatory program. But improv you have, and I had so much fun, but you have to have team to perform. You know, it's easy to form a team, but it's hard to maintain a team. Oh, I know. I studied improv. After a while, people are not excited to practice anymore. I go, I have to pay 40 bucks for the session and I don't know. And so I started to perform by myself. I was singing and stuff and I had no idea about standup comedy. I didn't know at all. It's like, I live here forever in America, but I didn't know standup comedy existed till like five years ago. Wow, because it's not that big in Japan. Is that right? It's becoming like very recently, but it's in Japan comedy style is usually two people doing skits. So it's very different. And standup comedy, I don't know, I just love it. And you're very good at it. I've seen some of your sets there. Yeah, they're wonderful. And I'd love to talk to you about Second City. Was that in Los Angeles where you studied or were you in Chicago? Yes, that one in Hollywood. Hollywood, yeah, of course. Of course, did you ever do anything at Upright Citizens Brigade or improv? Yes, I also took classes at UCB and I did shows at iOS. Yeah. And I also took an improv class before, like way before when I was pregnant, like seven months pregnant. And I'm like at the, gosh, where are the groundings? Yeah, but I was too pregnant. So I'm like, oh, I can't do this. How long ago was this? How old are your kids? My kids are 16 and 12. Do you like improv better or stand -up better? I like improv. I love improv. I really love improvised music, like musicals. But that one is really hard to practice because you have to have somebody who could play piano or keyboard. And then you have to get a group of people who's willing to make fun of themselves. I like musical improv. The most. You had a song go viral, didn't you? Did you have a famous song about napping? Yeah, I had a nap time by Napster. It's a song for the, it's an official song for National Napping Day. When is National Napping Day? That's the day after the daylight saving time starts. You lose an hour the day before. So you get to take a nap the next day. I didn't know that, that's great. And your song is the official song for National Napping Day? Yes, actually, you know what happened? So I found out, I wrote a song called Nap Time by Napster. And then I found out there's a National Napping Day and I tracked down the guy who found it that day and I send him email. I'm like, I have a perfect song for National Napping Day. Can it be an official song? And he's like, sure.
Olympian Jeff Galloway Shares His Inspirational Journey
"Today we have an Olympian, and he's an athlete, he's a coach. We want to give a great big welcome to Jeff Galloway. Welcome to the show, Jeff. Great to be here, Carla. I am so honored to have you on the show. So I just hit a few of the highlights of you. Can you tell us a little bit more about you and how long you've been running and when you got started? Yes, I began running in 1958. I was entering the eighth grade at a school that required boys to go out for athletics after school. I had not done much of that, partly any of it, because during my first seven years of school, my father had been in the Navy and I had gone to 13 schools during those first seven years. We were constantly bouncing around and I never got involved in sports or physical fitness or whatever. I was overweight, lazy, and forced with reality. I fell in with a group of kids in my classes who were runners, mainly because they were funny, and they dragged me out during the winter for Winter Cross Country. Well, I just absolutely hated it at first because I was exhausted and I very quickly found that within 30 minutes after a very hard exhausting workout, I felt better in my head and in my spirit than I had ever felt. And the other thing was, having gone to 13 schools in seven years of classes, I found it very difficult in a new area to meet friends. As soon as I got with the Cross Country guys, I had instant friends. I had good friends and I found that true with any running group that I've ever been a part of. And so I set as my goal to be able to keep up with my teammates and it was very, very difficult. I did not show a lot of promise. It took me until my senior year to be able to qualify to get into the state championships in Georgia, and Georgia was not a very good state competitively. I just wasn't good and I went on to a small liberal arts school, an academic school that didn't even offer scholarships. But as fate would have it, in the class behind me, a fellow entered named Ambie Burfoot and two years later when I was a senior, we were joined by Bill Rogers. All three of us were there and we didn't get scholarships. They didn't have them. We were at an academic school for the academics. Senior year, Ambie won the Boston Marathon. It's the only time an undergraduate has won the Boston Marathon before or since. And of course, we know what Bill Rogers went on to do. And it was just a wonderful coincidence that has yielded long -term friendships between the three of us. As a matter of fact, I kept in touch on a number of issues with Bill Rogers just during the last week and talked to Ambie quite often. Went on to, after graduation, to go into the Navy because I had a low draft number. That was unfortunately where I was exposed to Agent Orange, which later on became an issue, and my heart attack that occurred two years ago. But I got out of the Navy in 1970 and set as my sights the possibility of qualifying to get into the Olympic trials. I was way away from that, but I gave myself goals every six months and pretty much hit them. But I still had a good ways to go, going just right before the Olympic trials. Went to the national championships. I needed a minute and a half PR in the 10K and I ran two minutes faster and qualified to get into the Olympic trials. And then as fate would have it, on the day of the trials, it was a really hot day and I had been training in Florida for the previous two years. I knew how to pace myself in the heat and went out in last place for the first mile and then people started coming back to me. So I passed them one after another. And with about two miles left, I realized that I was in third place and then very quickly into second place and qualified for the US Olympic team. A week later, I paced one of my teammates from the Florida Track Club through the marathon because he had been disqualified. During the last stretch of the 10K, my teammate Jack Batchelor was in third place and was passed by another runner who happened to be the son of the mayor of Eugene, Oregon, where the trials were being held. And of course the crowd was cheering him on. So John Anderson passes my buddy Jack about 30 yards from the finish line, but Jack was exhausted and he was weaving and he bumped John as John went by and an official disqualified Jack. I've never seen that before or since, but it happened then. Significance was that a week later if I had been able to qualify in the marathon, I would have dropped out of the 10K, but that was no longer possible because Jack wouldn't move up if I did that. So I paced him through and was having to cheer him on and be the lookout and keep the positive mantras going like crazy during the last five miles. We entered that stadium together and the crowd was on their feet. I can still remember how my ears were just pounding and so I paced Jack right to the finish line backed off so that he could be the official qualifier. And it was just a wonderful experience to help a teammate become an Olympian.
A highlight from Episode 120 - Aug. 20th, 2023 - Selfish People
"All right, then Wow. Oh, oh, what was your phone at? Can you unlock it for me, please? Yeah, so sorry Breaking news fresh and fit loses YouTube partnership Super chats removed and the possible end of fresh and fit they're discussing on a stream right now They're gonna have to stick with rumble who is also taking a beating on the stock market Myron begged the audience to support them on rumble in order for them to continue doing this as a job Of course, they are spinning it by talking about saving men's lives and how they help men improve credit scores on a blob Completely acting that they weren't doing any misogynistic or scumbag ways like racist way in the same thing This is a win for YouTube Fresh and fit and their friends are a play to young men. Well, look at those clowns to the dark web. No more Multi -million view viral clips you two has to be consistent though They would need to wipe a full out of them all of them and all the other eaters such as Fuentes Nico Tate's It's Akira. We move all the clips we taste. I don't you two Some of this summer clips are still there leak on YouTube still. Well, well if he's there, it's usually through other people There's no chance to be banned as well remove all clips videos and mentions take talk as well needs to follow suit as well To the talk people who screen their stuff are out of Tennessee, you know what that means, right? Oh, yeah They'll bend the black stuff for any else. It's very game. I keep telling you guys what when I reposted that's why I don't This is why I don't this is why I don't subscribe to tik -tok because it's ran by races the the content create the content people that go over this stuff are ran by racist people in Tennessee or they probably have people Minor What of color As the content, you know narrators, but their upper management is probably people dude at the end of the day I don't mess with tik -tok because they are not balanced. No, it's a haven for whites dudes this crap I will be on tik -tok. I will literally see an Asian man eating a cat Wild like he killed eat like he Next, you know, the cat was all like You know, and then he started chopping up and cooking it. Are you sure? No, it's it was really one tik -tok He ate it, but I post up a speech about Martin Luther King about him empowering You know people of color the alternative lifestyle that in such and such a study Hey speech, we don't watch your card here I posted a video of a guy driving a car was rolling up weed and crashed his car They consider it as a violent strike. Yes, sir. We don't like this here Listen, I don't like eating cat a lady might be dancing a boost falls out. It stays there NPC ladies over tik -tok Ruined people's lives and that still stays sir. They're like, sir We don't need you encouraging these crabs to get out the barrel, but you don't need them. We don't need none of that I listen educated you better you better stop putting the light on the press. You better stop it fresh and fit Did Viacom Dios to yourself my boys where I see me no little man's there is even a world there being a bunch of Well, I can't holes. Yeah, plain simple. Listen, especially when you had that damn academics on the show nozzle and he would I never see a guy fight so much chicks in my Can I curse please no, go ahead. We're trying to be the opposite of these guys guy Oh That is the biggest life Biggest he only has one for women with nervous before a guy. He is a Not gonna use some push back. He does have smoke for dudes when I never seen it before easy. He's come at me No, for sure For sure, I'm for sure one guy Well, this is what that one guy how many women I'm sure the others too. I'm sure the others too I just I just know meek meek be one of the more he hates He bought a freaking brand -new G wagon for that video. What's the man? So you're gonna find someone's gonna run the bag a little bit so you can be a little With the car Gold diggers, it seems time possibly for a gold digger. Let's make that make sense Maybe at the time, you know, she didn't have the shovel behind me, you know, I'm just saying What do you say get out like what do you saw a little caught up man go get out Parties go You to certain parties. You see you see you see women that you know, because your tax bracket is changed You see now you have access to certain amount of women and stuff like that They know who you are and you know, you know, he knows how this is gonna go. So hey, you know, so That's what makes this this last can do so great He has the great declines that the girls are gonna sing great, you know But that's okay, you know, this isn't about no Drake. This is about fresh and fit, you know, I did to themselves Okay, you're out there causing ruckus all of us online and people called you in it. Goodbye. Bon voyage him sneaker they Still out here still outside Doing that thing and stuff like that. Listen, this only reinforces like It's only reinforces what with what we're doing with the pod like, you know What's we think once we cross over city you two and stuff like that and if zero start coming in I'd be like, okay You know, they're a whole Infrastructure is based on what they do and that right there is an issue because they have people that work for them Okay, and and these are the things you gotta be mindful of especially when you do it on that kind of level Man, I'm allowed to I don't sneak. Oh, I'd like to sneak over the beginning. I didn't like watching videos who's sneaking again That's do you mention sneaker? He's uh, he's very like he's very uh, he's very and you take influenced Okay, and fresh and fit. Yeah I did watch him. He would actually like all right pretty true, dude But now here like the one that recalls my line or hit my buttons when he started a whole rant against his special youtuber slash twitch streamer alcohol penguin He's like fucks on him talking about guns. My man. Hold on like a fake gun on him and charged our beef with oh, yes Our live econo put you all you know I remember that pum pum everything and everything else and then you know Whole homeboy penguin whooped out a whole one. So this is not clip. I got a clip for you He then it's not called clip called magazine whooped out. I think a whole 16 Penguin penguin yet. Hold you see video. He had a whole bunch of guns. I'm like, wow There's not a gun. This is a gun get to I don't know. He said I brought him back cover Don't worry. I hold it out. You made a total that yeah at it. I'm like, wow, cuz he started to be with him I'm like, come on. Why you might do that Sarah point. What's going on here? All that gun tuck is cute to some cause your bluff pretty much No, basically, he's like, you know, it was a while. Can we see I'll tell you man had an f -16 I saw rifle shot. You know, I really you how you have all this. I don't do it I was right if I don't what I don't we live at that yet have all this I gotta respect for the special number two second. Like damn. Yeah sneaky. Not with this battle. Listen, hold on a second I'm sure the bully got bullied basically basically, okay It's stuff like that Yeah It'd be worth considering to have some of that stuff to be a shout out to money man cuz my man cash this thing everywhere I Don't even know place. Listen, I have my rights and I have my firearms. Don't test me. Who else Tyson Bedford another one Yeah, I do really about that actually It's a visit within your right and you follow the guidelines you can do it. No, that's true. That's true. Right? All right, man said he said man. Give me your stir my boy. Oh You just said first and I'm gonna give you the good later So fortunately I gotta get with a sad and it starts in California. Oh, they go right now Yeah, it's bad up there going through right now But this story had an earthquake recently happened to along with Hurricane Hillary's I cannot did you see Dodger Stadium? Yes Yeah, it was like a lake. Yeah, but it looks like a lake right now in Dodge I prefer to live in Cali with Florida for second now But but seek the problem with Cali Cali doesn't really get hurricanes like that, you know, they're built for it Cuz if the aqueducts is yeah, he's right Yeah, that was that yeah, I know that is weird the earthquake thing is normal Yes, but but the hurricane thing you'd add that threw me off because he's being the Pacific is usually cold Yeah year -round but because of global warming that's starting to change and guess what happened. They ain't real boy Yeah, you talk to British Columbia when they have that big -ass fire right now Hit us soon, we don't know about it still coming around Hey real boy, you know focus the orange sky that happened a few months back was nothing. All right, that's coincidence, right? Just a photo fight See this way and say get your hands out Here Obama Barack Hussein Obama being praised in trying to give me health care Phone more you Let's go Brandon no history, but got a mag cap on standby, of course, it's still out Oh Oh If I'm get indicted or incarcerated I can't vote if I could be president yeah president yeah That's that's that's a hell of a But right now unfortunately a bad thing happened occurred a few days ago in California that it's only in America Will this happen? Not the cash retail value that spoke about no the California store owner who she was shot dead Who who the California store owner was shot dead? Oh, and I see you over just playing a pride flag.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 08/21/23
"The It's Always the Right Time deal. Hey, wanna go to Mickey D's for lunch? Ooh, let's go now. But it's not lunchtime yet. If we're going to McDonald's, it's always the right time. Yeah, it's hard to argue with that. There's a deal for every lunch hour at McDonald's. Now's the time to get two for $3 .99. Mix and match a four -piece McNuggets, a McDouble, a McChicken, or a hot and spicy McChicken. Price of participation may vary. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Single item at regular price. You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucy. With four hungry children and a crop in the field. You ever catch Kenny Rogers there, Mike? Oh, sure. Love him. I only saw him once. And it was... I didn't... Oh, you mean catch him in concert? No, yeah, yeah, yeah. No, no, no. Never did. I saw him just once at a building you've been in a number of times here on Kenny Rogers' birthday. He would have been 85, passed away back in 20. They invited him to help open a really big and important building, which at the time was called, in 1990, this would have been like February of 1990, it was called the Florida Suncoast Dome. Oh, wow. It was the Trop. It was the worst baseball stadium in America, where one of the best teams plays. But saw Kenny Rogers at the Trop there in 1990, and he was absolutely great. So happy birthday, Kenny Rogers. Speaking of... You were all over the place. You were in D .C. What did you do over the weekend? Yeah, quick, quick weekend trip. D .C., New York, back to Tampa now. And was looking forward to talking to my fellow listless vessel on a Monday. How are you, my fellow listless vessel? I'm not a listless vessel. I'm not a listless vessel. No, no, you're not. No, I'm not. Do you know who he was talking about? Did you hear my... Oh, he's talking about Trump supporters. Of course he was. Of all of them? All of them? No. Well, he's talking about Trump supporters. I mean, you could probably dive in and say, well, what percentage? See, here's the challenge he has. He has a huge challenge. And this is the same challenge that you knew going into all of this. How do you criticize Trump as a political rival? Because he is his political rival without criticizing Trump supporters. And it's the same dilemma. You know, if you truly believe, as I do, that they're... I don't mean this about DeSantis, but when I say they, they're not going after Trump. They're coming after us. They don't hate Trump. They hate us. They hate the movement. They hate MAGA. They hate everything about people who stand behind the 45th president of the United States. Well, Ron DeSantis has that same dilemma. Because how does he challenge Trump and take on Trump without dismissing the millions of Trump supporters? There's an answer to that. And I've said it a number of times. I think you... I mean, 30 seconds. You get on a debate stage or wherever you go and say, listen, I supported the president. I enjoyed his policies and I want to continue them. I'm concerned that he can't beat Biden. And I absolutely can. And I can serve for two terms. That, to me, makes me a better choice. That's how you play to Trump supporters without insulting him. But he's not saying that. I know. And he hasn't said that. And if he doesn't say that, and if he's not saying that, that's a problem. Charlie Hurt... And by the way, I know it makes you uncomfortable, but DeSantis has got a lot of criticism over this from a lot of solid voices. Molly Hemingway, Charlie Hurt. Charlie Hurt said this kind of shows he's just not real good at this. He's not real good at campaign... I can sit here all day and did and explain what he meant. I think James Carville once said, if you explain it, you're losing. And it's just don't say things that you have to explain. And I think that the portion of MAGA world that has come after him as a rhino or a Bush flunky or a Paul Ryan acolyte, it's gotten under his skin and he's about had it, which I understand. But wait a minute. You've got to stay cool. You've got to let those things get you. But wait a minute. Let's explore this for just a moment, because you said something else that I sort of mildly disagree with. You know, there's a lot of solid conservatives that hate Trump, and we can't forget that either. So, you know, are they rhinos? No, of course not. Who comes to mind? Paul Ryan.
Oliver Anthony Reacts to Overwhelming Support of Viral Song
"Short but it's worth you hearing this is just just a regular working -class West Virginia guy and I don't know him I've never met him I know nothing about him his asked never met him I need again I just learned his real name is Christopher so here he is he says it's been been difficult as I browse through the 50 ,000 messages and emails in the last week the stories that have been shared a brutally honest picture suicide addiction unemployment anxiety depression hopelessness the list goes Oliver says I'm sitting in such a weird place in my life right now I never wanted to be a full -time musician much less sit atop of the iTunes charts Draven from radio WV and I film these songs on my land with the hope that it may hit couple hundred thousand views I still don't quite believe what's it going on since we uploaded it it's just really strange to me perhaps he says people in the music industry give me blank stares when I brush off eight million dollar offers I don't want six tour buses 15 tractor trailers or a jet I don't want to play stadium shows I don't want to be in the spotlight I wrote the music I wrote because I was suffering with mental health and depression these songs have connected with millions of people on such a deep level because they're being sung by someone feeling the words in the very moment they were being sung no editing no agent no BS he says just some idiot his style of music we should have never gotten away from in the first place he says here's a introduction here's what I really am my legal name is Christopher Anthony Lunsford my grandfather was Oliver Anthony and Oliver Anthony music is a dedication not only to him but the 1930s Appalachia he was born and raised dirt floors seven kids hard times at this point I'll gladly go by Oliver because everybody knows me as such but my friends and family
A highlight from Conor Picks A New Favorite Team
"I don't know if I like that. I I like as a coach like an outlier in appearance like a Like someone who's either very old Not in great shape Like looks battle -hardened. There's something to that for me because Well Vic Fangio is Mike McDaniel's defensive coordinator Now Vic Fangio is still the head coach of the Broncos we'd have and Vic and I are from Scranton That would have been a very well Vic is from Dunmore I'm from Scranton. Let me because he'll correct you when you say that but That would have been an obvious one, but you get rid of Vic Fangio you get rid of me as a franchise So but Vikings are good But again, it's like I like So what I like about them So the wholesome part like Kirk Cousins has got that covered but on top of that, right like I do think like the way they treated their plate like one thing that was very noticeable to me was the way they handled all their outgoing players this year and If you go back and you look like Dalvin cook Patrick Peterson Eric Kendricks All these got Adam feel and all these got Dalvin cook all these guys they offloaded None of them have anything bad to say about the Vikings because of the way they handle those guys on the way out And then what you have remaining? Is maybe the most exciting young player in the game and Justin Jefferson, right? Proximity, New Jersey, that's an easy flight. It's a Delta hub So you have like you can get there really really easily and probably like an hour and a half two hours I feel like the young core there is good. They're very Forward thinking with quasi Adolfo Mensa is their GM who's kind of like a good merger between analytics and scouting. I Think there's a lot there I mean I just think that and I don't think that they're at the level of like the Bears or the Giants where it's like Alright, like that's a hit. That's a team that like has Like it's hard to just join that established fan base You know what? I mean? Like I feel like they're like maybe a notch below that and they're Minnesota nice. They would let me in My problem is I feel like as my kids get older. I need the head coach to be Older than me because like I think Kevin O 'Connell and I are pretty close to the same age We're in the same NFL locker room together when I was a young beat reporter and he was I covered him to Quarterback. Yeah, it's so I think like I would imagine like maybe one day my kids being like Oh the head coach of the Vikings is 40. Why aren't you doing anything? Cool dad? You're you're 40 so that's just something that's kind of the back of my radar, but I do I I Do support moving the Vikings up? to to a hot team Potentially and I do like I like that They're a little earlier in the cycle because it would be a little strange to I think the Jaguars are a very appealing pick It would be strange to become a Jaguars fan and then for the rest of your life people say Oh, how'd you become a Jaguars fan? And you say well, it was Trevor Lawrence's third season They had already proven they could win a playoff game and I said now's a good time for me to hop on the Jacksonville bandwagon Jacksonville just feels like I don't know. It's like too obvious too obvious That's how I feel about Detroit too, which is in this category. We haven't even talked about. Yeah. Yeah No, I'm with you Detroit's too obvious and part of this is gonna be You know, I want a fan base that handles success. Well, I think on this list a lot of teams that got punished Are teams whose fans when they achieve sudden success? Just collectively become like the largest group of douchebags on the planet and is that how you feel about Eagles fans? People would describe Patriots What I like about Eagles fans, I will say this you're getting dangerously close to early Bill Simmons era Boston and A Boston Red Sox Boston Celtics where you're making it a lot about you and I think you are over rating The struggle that's what I would say and it's there's a very theatrical Element to all that we had to go through in the empty stadiums at the link and oh The fellowship what we called it up here was right before they like the championships started here They called it the fellowship of the miserable up here But it's theater, right? It's acting some of it is Yeah, I mean like the whole like going to your you know Great -grandfather's grave site the day after the Red Sox won the World Series. There was definitely some of that Okay, I can see that to one up that I will say the morning of the Super Bowl this past year I saw videos from Philly where people were at their grandparents grave sites tailgating And they had run like they were tailgating with their dead relatives I remember walking into the stadium in Arizona being sent these videos Wait a minute Can you imagine like driving by a cemetery and seeing like an RV parked in the middle of it and just like a half dozen people hanging out But that's also part of why I'm weary about Philly like there's always there's already this established fan Subculture and then to be able to fit in I would have to be so extra beyond what I am now And so I think that there's a little bit of pressure there to be there's a high barrier to entry to be a fanatical Eagles fan I think yeah, I also think Philly is a very strong 4 -4 kind of city and I know there are others on the list I'm not saying that's exclusive to Philly But I think it it is Particular there where it's like the diehard Eagles fans are tend to be also diehard Sixers Phillies fans It's not an easy city to sort of pick and choose one team a la carte and have other interests It feels like everyone's very much dialed into all of the teams I know there are other four for four cities people probably listening to the saying or cities like that, too But it feels it feels like some very passionate fans as I know and I think it would be a tough place to just sort Of hop in as just an Eagles fan it would it would anybody else have a candidate to bump up from maybe teams So we're moving the Vikings up right moving the Vikings up Okay, I'm gonna have to you know, the Kevin O 'Connell thing is a me issue.
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"t. stadium" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Kathy is in Georgia. Hello, Kathy. Hi, Paul. I did not I did not know I made the bracket until I called because I have the show cake, but Apple either had me a glass of wine and celebrate instead of listening to Jim wine because he's got his lacy panties in it, there's cracks, he should shut up about you because he knows he's gone car your back and talk about while a non Christian you are when he does not even read it or listen to it his self. So jam needs to hurt because you got a curve on his curveball he has the probably in his pants. So you have a good evening. Thank you very much. Handsome Joe was up next. Wrote I wrote Paul van bob and you know what? I think I can't come back and make that statement right there. That's for sure. But if you drag into why she can hang out with Larry, you know, that could have a wine kind of TV. You know, I moved out. Jim, I don't think you cite many power, but you know what? You know them things you hang upside down kind of straight you back, you're hanging upside down like a bat. You know, the blood going to his head. It ain't that big here in three or four votes for ecology. But since he hangs up like a he might be a vampire. I'm excited. Dave Warren Satan. Jim, he's over here he's had he may have vampire any power, and you know what? I like hear some of these collars Colin. Just happy that made the break. I won't say like 80 Griffiths. Just go for me too. Just don't over expect. You know what I mean? It's all for fun. That's all it is. And we all know who's going to win this. So I think I even got to mention his name. But I know that you got me up against the reverend. I take thanks talk reverend, Paul. I mean, Chris, you might say over not getting dragged out of reverend. So that's really my call in. I don't ask much because he's had enough followed and you still got new college calling me and you know that wants to get in the phone repeat with you. You don't necessarily, you know, I've been in a couple of those phones. You know, and that ain't something you necessarily because hey, but one thing he ain't going to hear anything you say because he talks so fast and his blood pressure gets so high. He don't hear anything he has to say. And what he said about you, hey, I take offense to that two part because you're on most humblest, honest people I know in places they serve. And for Jim to call in and trash talk you the way he did. That made my blood bowl right there. Because you know what? That's something when you put that and trash talk somebody that's actually good person on this earth. But I think most people do. And Jim, he may talk to yourself about losing first round. Because he's going to vote for that, Paul. I mean, nobody likes to hear that kind of what he told you, Paul. He called you the bill. And he didn't pretty much, he did. When somebody calls you the devil incarnate, they're calling you the devil. Well, hey, my baby got too many wages rolling up. I don't know what his problem is, but he's definitely hating the world right now. So he's definitely probably got some personal problems going on. But the venom what he did, you know, he probably, he's a classic case and anybody that's with any psychological training, you could take him into a psychiatrist's office and the guy wouldn't even or the man or woman wouldn't even have time to sit down and he could already diagnose Jim. No, and the psychiatrist would have to go see a psychiatrist. Yeah, no, well, you're right. And by the way, I think that happens sometimes. Yeah. I spoke to him. I mean, do you ever thought about this? You go see your psychiatrist every week and for some reason, you cancel your appointment and you make an appointment with somebody else to get in because you need to see them. And while you're waiting to see your psychiatrist, Joe, your psychiatrist comes out of the office. Yeah. Does that make you uncomfortable that your psychiatrist is seeing another psychiatrist? That's happened before. It's a few years ago, but that actually happened. You know, so I think you've been following my life or something, because that's actually what I didn't have my life all together too well. And we discussed this and then you helped me mold as I got access to it. And the colors, just the way you look. I feel like one sometimes Joe, because we and I have a lot of help because everybody pitches in here, unlike when you go see one person. Hey, thank you for the call. Next hour will spend some of it in Oxford, Mississippi, hearing the new coach Chris beard introduced and the explanation of why all this decided to hire him coming back next. We are officially out of time for this program. We appreciate all of you for being a part of it. Some really interesting guests today will see you right here tomorrow.
"t. stadium" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Okay, well, that's what I was curious about, because I know Texas, you know, historically known to have a great baseball program. Oh, sure. That will definitely be addition to the SEC. So good talking to you and I'm gonna call you to outlaw Paul fine bob. Well, thank you very, very much. Let me go over there. We have the information. It was approved today by the president's and Chancellor's baseball. Each season, a team will play a three game series against two permanent opponents in 8 rotating for a total of 30 conference games. It will be a single division, the SEC baseball tournament is still being worked out. We have a little bit of time before that happens. Gymnastics. Everybody will meet everyone else once a year, alternating home and away. The gymnastics championship will move from a one day event to a two day format. Swimming and diving, the regular season, you'll have two dual meets per program. Indoor track, similar and volleyball is the format is to be determined. So in volleyball, a conference tournament will be conducted for the first time since O 5. So there's a lot of news, the big question remains football and the commissioner told us on Friday in Nashville. That the expectation is that that schedule will be finalized in or around the SEC spring meetings, which began Memorial Day weekend and we are planning on being there to have all of that for you. We're still about 40 minutes away from live coverage of Chris beard's introduction. I know some of you are saying, well, what's the big deal? Well, it is a big deal. There's a lot of conversation and news connected to this higher and there it is. Live shot. From Oxford, Mississippi. That's what it's going to look like. The secret to crushing
"t. stadium" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"You get more national media trying to come in and ask you some of the tough questions. What I'll say is, while Nate did screw up with some of his press conferences, he's the perfect guy for this team and what they're going through. Former high school coach in Michigan. He's loose. He's fun. Look at the style that he employs. How many coaches are going to let these dudes just Jack up threes, not yell at him when they miss? He understands, that's what gets talent, right? The system in his personality are able to land Brandon Miller. That's the only reason they have them. Jaden Bradley, he's got he's got guards. He's got athletic bigs. He's got a superstar. I got that you can put the ball in his hands and Brandon Miller reminds me a lot of adjacent Tatum, much better shooter at the same stage, by the way. Tatum couldn't shoot it from three as a freshman at duke. But they're similar in a lot of ways. And even their mentality, their personality, very similar, kind of even keel, chill, the key is Nate said, turning the ball over, it can't turn the ball over 20 times or they're going to lose. Defense and rebounding. But listen, they're more talented than any team in the country. Period. What Jeff Goodman, Jeff, so many intriguing stories. I want to ask you about one particular because it's been such a chaotic season for John calipari, including getting bounced out in the SEC tournament by Vanderbilt again. Second Lawson in a week and a half. What do you make out of their bracket and what should we expect? So it's funny before this season there was one game I wanted to go to. And it was going to be Kentucky's first round matchup. Just because I felt like that's going to determine ultimately John Gallo Perry's tenure. Kentucky and well, because I thought they'd be like a one or two seat again. And obviously we know what happened, Saint Peter's last year, two years. I mean, it's been like 1400 days since they've won a tournament. So big blue nation, they need a win here. Here's what I'll say. I think they got the right draw because they play a Providence team that right now there are crazy crazy speculation about the Providence coach Ed Cooley going to Georgetown. And I thought it was insane at first because it coolly grew up in Providence. He's a hero. He runs the city of Providence, okay? Why would he go inner league to Georgetown, which is a better job with a higher upside? For a little bit more money. He's making over 4 million right now Providence. They could probably get him up to 4.5. Georgetown can offer 5. Okay. So a little bit more money. But all this is swirling right now around egg cooler. He's hearing it. I just don't think I can leave at the end of the day because he wants to be liked by everybody. That's his personality. But the more I hear, there's a lot of smoke and where there's smoke there's fire. All I'm saying is big time distraction and potentially for Providence players and egg Cooley. I love Kentucky when kason Wallace is healthy. I think he's as good of two way point guard is almost any in the country. It's just got to be healthy. So I've been Kentucky wins and wins covers. How's that? They cover four. That's what we want to know from Jeff Goodman. Jeff, thanks you. We continue. We'll continue to talk to you throughout the tournament it's always fantastic to hear from him. Jeff Goodman, some strong comments about beards, higher the official announcement coming in about an hour in Oxford and we will have it for you live here. We'll
"t. stadium" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"And to have all of these people who don't live in the community come into the community every single weekend? How did SoFi Stadium end up in Inglewood in the first place? So englewood has a long history of sports in the community, maybe the most iconic thing about englewood prior to SoFi Stadium coming along was the forum. The game ends. The Lakers have got where the showtime Lakers and the Los Angeles kings played for a long time, but then the Lakers left and the kings left and by 2011, englewood was functionally broke, and that's when mayor James butts was elected. When I left England, we had a three piece showtime Lakers. We had the kings of hockey. We the race track between 43,000 people a day, 6 days a week, and when I came back, functionally, all we had was the sizzler and the big note. Our blood rating was triple B minus at the time, which is one step above junk. We had $10 million in the bank and we had an $18 million structural deficit. So in 2011 by September October, we would have been bankrupt. Obviously not great when you're chatting a chain restaurant like a sizzler and Randy's donut, which while iconic in LA, probably want a little bit more than that as your main attractions. But James bots is a really interesting figure. He was englewood's second ever black police cadet, and then from there, he was a homicide detective and undercover officer. He led the S.W.A.T. team, and then he becomes the police chief of Santa Monica before returning to englewood and winning election as mayor. He also has an MBA. So when he's elected, he's got big plans for the city. Where I stand right now is going to be the side of what we hope will be an 80,000 seat stadium that will spill over into the most magnificent development here and there is going to be the stadium. It's time for new things. Aside from rams owner Stan Kroenke, nobody has more responsible for bringing SoFi Stadium to englewood than mayor James bots. I mean, he is, without a doubt, the biggest evangelist for that stadium. So the NFL had long wanted to move back to Los Angeles for obvious reasons it's a massive market and it was an untapped market and it didn't make any sense for America's biggest sport not to be there. And so mayor bots thought, look, we have a long history of catering to sports teams in this town. Why not put our hand up? Let's have sports again. Let's have concerts again. Let's have people coming to englewood. Let's make englewood a destination. So they put in the bid and they win the bid and they get the stadium built in englewood. It feels like being inside the matrix. This is truly the resurrection of the city of champions, city of champions part two. And because of that, the mayor will list off any number of things that he sees as a positive benefit, not just to englewood, but to the residents as a result of their relationship with SoFi Stadium. The NFL networks left Culver City, YouTube is operating in 6000 seat performing arts theater. We try to the LA filter money. You orchestra program. We have the girl scouts, the great Los Angeles. Are you tennis program at every visit park that the city subsidizes? So lower income families choose to learn tennis. There's only three megacities in this country that have had the number of events and teams that we have in 9 square miles. And at San Francisco, New York, the Los Angeles, but what took them a generation, we did less than 7 years. This is like a resurrection, the pride and the city is just off the charts. John, you took the time to actually go to Inglewood. Can you just paint as vivid a picture as you can of just what it was like for you to go there, park your car, walk down the street and find and meet people. Yeah, I wanted to get a sense of what was going on in englewood for myself. So I went there. And I talked to people on a game day about what their experiences are like living in the neighborhood when all these people are coming in from out of the area. I know the traffic was going to be bad, so I parked my car pretty far away from the stadium and I just walked it in like 15 or 20 minutes and then suddenly you're in the part of englewood that's right next to the stadium and aside from the stadium. It's a neighborhood, not unlike other neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles. Palm trees, the whole thing. And then out of nowhere, you see this giant edifice that looks like it was plunked down from a Star Trek movie. And it's super incongruous with the rest of the neighborhood and it obviously the architecture is radically different than what you would see for where somebody lives. And as I was walking down the street, a guy opens up his front door and he had a big bushy hairdo because it looked like it was early in the morning and maybe he had just woken up. He didn't have a shirt on. And he leans out and he shouts to somebody who had just parked their car. Hey, you can't park there. And I thought he was just aggravated by it, but he was just trying to be helpful. And it turns out his name is Josh. Every Sunday he's out there trying to be a good Samaritan, telling people, hey, you can't park there. They'll tell you. Okay, so parking is an issue we know that, but are there any benefits? Yeah, the parking thing, there's two sides to that damn because on the one hand, yes, it's an issue for the residents, on the other hand, if you have a parking space at your house somewhere for other cars to park, residents will rent that out to people coming in on game days, and that's actually going to happen for the Super Bowl where the Los Angeles Times reported that some spots could go for as much as $5000. I know people, Dan, in Inglewood, who live, you know, about a mile and a half or so from SoFi Stadium who think they can fit 5 cars into their backyard at a $1000 a pop. So you could do your math there, that would work out great for them, but this is still not really considering the overarching problem, which is the influx of people every single game day, and I know that some people listening to this will think, oh, that's just people in LA whining about traffic the way they always do. But that's not the case. Because the people of englewood are talking about how their lives are fundamentally altered on game days in ways that other LA residents, including myself, don't experience because we don't live near SoFi. You have to, like, literally, sometimes my husband get out here like, hold traffic and then we'll just ease up out. So this is Yolanda Johnson again. She's the one we heard from at the top of the piece who said the traffic and englewood is crazy as hell, and you know what? She's right. It is crazy as hell. Coming back in one night, I was coming from work that took me an hour just to get to my house. How far away is work? I work on like 15 minutes from here. So it was like an hour and I didn't want to park all the way around the corner back again and just leave my car there, so I just stayed just chilled out into the traffic died out. If you're in Inglewood on a Sunday, and you're a resident, you have to plan ahead of time. You have to say, okay, there's a game today. I have tasks a, B, and C to accomplish, am I doing it before the game? Am I waiting it out and doing it after? Whatever day the game falls on, that is a lost day for Inglewood residents. So along the same lines, John, people might be tempted to think that more traffic equals more business. More people come into your neighborhood, they come across your storefront. There's a higher chance they'll spend some money, right? But you discovered that it's more complicated than that. Yeah, so as I'm walking around, I stumbled on to blessed tropical Jamaican cuisine, which is a Jamaican restaurant. Also directly across the street from SoFi Stadium. And the co owner was inside, her name is Sandra Estrada, and we just started talking about how her business is doing. And.
"t. stadium" Discussed on Southern California Real Estate Report
"Today on the southern california real estate report. The is tech. Stadium is coming to life. Stay tune good morning. Welcome to southern california real estate report. This is bob. Mcguire and daniel wise coming to you from san diego california so here. We are circling back on mission valley. Yeah we shouldn't call it qualcomm anymore because it's no longer qualcomm it's the st s. Stadium jacek to see the state university mission valley. That's what they're calling him and it's going to be as tech stadium and so aspects. Adm topped off last week. This is an article from the union tribune. So it's it's great right. So the the stadium. Part of this project is being is being done. So i think seeing estates planning on starting their season there next year. That's the plan. So the twenty twenty. Two twenty three season will be played at the new aztec stadium. But what this article is really about. Is this so this should be considered a success right so here. We have a public private partnership between the city of san diego and the university of california. Or you'd say that the that is still the california university system right. Yeah yeah and it's short..
"t. stadium" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast
"Find more devices. But find more difficult. That's for finding more devices. That one. You're on Bluetooth. So you don't switch. Even if I go to SD, here is my voice still going to kind of thing. I think it will. I have rapid interfaces, but interface radio, but at graphic interface, SD, button. So if I turn this down, I have no speech. Right. Because you switched to SD. As I switched to SD, and now I have no speech on my thing because so it's really not good for voice every year you just do it that way. It's just not. I have to go back to Bluetooth, and now I have to do it with my actual speaker. And now you'll speak. Let's see. Nope, I'm still not there. So the one after radio FM must be either signing or USB. I would say good morning sunshine. There we go. And now I'm back on Bluetooth. The steelwork can hear it. And I can begin to do something. Good morning sunshine, MP3. Except my new song will play because I'm a Bluetooth nail, not a state. So it's not good for voiceover. Do you think? No, because you're not going to be switching from Bluetooth and you're not going to be playing your voice-over speech through all that large speaker either. It would be very inconvenient for the listener. So if you're going to use this as a party speaker, I would probably use it on SD or the USB or loin in orthon. But not through Bluetooth. Not as a voice-over user. It's just not going to work very well. So let me see if I can get disconnected. Settings. Music settings. Settings. Your settings, settings. Apparently, other devices. Too much extra disconnect. One more DJ equals X lab. Equals X lab connected. Equals axle. Connected. That was there too. There's two. Equals axle. Connecting. More info. And more detail because I type. But it's going to disconnect it. It makes that whole sound. Forget this device. I'm going to target it. But forget device. One is underscoring an R 3000 and now DJ equals X lab connected. But it only has this one. And that shows up with what you said is probably just so connected with the speaker. That's for the remote capabilities. Connected. So now if I go back into 6 one, I can actually lose. 7 settings. Bluetooth. Beautiful before. I get back in 2005. Speaker four. I can just speak for prolonged Jackson living up the street before. The next audio. The next audio MP3. I must not actually be the best day still. Speaker pro. Graphic interface Bluetooth. But at graphic interface SD, but at graphic. Let's turn that off. So it's cold for what it does. And of course, you have your speaker here, which again, once again changed. I've got all this echo that I don't want. There we go. And I'm just pressing in order to control it with the speaker itself. Remember, I'm just pressing the, I don't know what I just did. I'm just pressing it and getting it situated with its different modes. So you press, you turn when you get it kind of where you want it. You press and turn again. And hopefully you get it oh, that was a delight. Hello. Never heard that one before. It's a little clunky. Now I don't actually have any mic at all. I might completely just went away. That's a little scary. So it's great for what it does. It has some issues. I just lost my completely and I don't know why. I mean, there's some strange things about it that I don't really understand. If you want it just to play with and party with though, I mean, it should work fine for you. And it's co looking and it looks nice and it sounds pretty nice and you can turn it up really well. And, you know, it's got pretty good sound. I think for what it is, it's pretty cool. I mean, just don't mess with it incessantly. End up where I am right now, which is trying to fix it all over again. But yeah. So it's cool. And I wasn't going to show you another demo today, but I'll save it for the next podcast because you've heard plenty of me in science. So hopefully that is enjoyable. And this is again a mister DJ and it has a model number as well. We'll link to it for you, but just again, please remember the one that I linked to is not really the one I got. I don't think. So just keep that in mind. Sometimes this happened, it could have been a fluke. I don't know that that's what happened to me. So thank you everybody for joining us. And we shall see you in two weeks. So yes, the day before the wedding, we will have a podcast. We will. It will be pre recorded, obviously, quite a bit in advance, but we will have one. Take care everybody. Bye. Hi. The preceding podcast is a presentation of mystic access, where the magic is in learning. If you are blind or visually impaired, and desire to discover how our comprehensive products and services may support and empower your assistive technology journey, we welcome your visit at WWW dot mystic access dot com. Have a question or wish to place an order via phone, call us at 7 one 6 5 four three three three two three. 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"t. stadium" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast
"Okay TV. And put it back on this. Oh no. I put it back on KTV. No it's not. Wait, talk. No. I took my microwave for my face. So now it has changed me. So I need to go back and readjust. My DSD, 50. That's the problem with it. Well, you change it. It might change. What's weird is that it says it's all 50%. 50%. It's not. Swipe up or down. Let me turn the mic back on. Everything. 50%. 50%. 50%. 28%, 35, 45, 51%. 0%, 20, 30, 50, 0% 10.34 50, 60%, 48. Ten, 30, 40, 50%. 50%. So what I'm going to do is use the knob on the stereo itself. And try and turn this off. Test test test test test, and that's quite a lot better. So I've pressed in the knob, but I turned it to the left. Test test test test test. And I got that a little bit. So I'm going to get out of here before I do more damage. I'm turning the mic off. 50%, 51. Speaker pro. So it's accessible enough to frustrate you when it doesn't work. I mean, that's kind of the problem with it. Graphic interface music. Now. What's up with Bluetooth settings on this phone? Open Bluetooth settings. And what I should have done was put my speaker on Bluetooth first, but it doesn't really work that way. So I'm just going to press the mode then and see if I can get it off SD. Let's see if it will save all of the events. So I want to go over again and let's see. HV 6 one. Not going to get down here too. Execute two other devices in progress. To parent Apple watch with your iPhone. Link in progress. Link. No, I don't need a pair of Apple watch, so I'm going to press again and see if it's just not seeing it. Link. In progress, heading to parent Apple, link. Other devices. I saw this before. Link. Now I'm back on a stick. So I think it's going SD, FM, and then it's got USB. So it must be showing either USB or line in, whether or not there's one connected. Other devices in progress. Link. It is not seeing my speaker. Link. More TJ. There it is. Equals X lab. But more detail equals X lab connecting Bluetooth on. Strangely enough, when I go back in the Bluetooth settings. Equals axle. But oh, wait, here it is. What's the point? What's this? More DJ equals axle. Connecting. There you go. Hold up. There was another one towards the bottom right hand corner. Oh, no, the now really screwed in. I got no speech. Button. There you go. Don't favor it. Hello, button. Turn.
"t. stadium" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast
"So so I was just turning the volume up and down with the app. So that's pretty cool. So let's go back out of that one. SD. Back foot. Speaker pro. Heading. And I want to show you a couple other examples. At graphic interface Bluetooth. But at graphic interface, but at graphic interface like, but let me show you the light, not a lot you can do here. But yeah. Don't know what that means. Like, back when like lighting for, but four. Lumen. And then lumen. 0% adjustable. 100. Profiles. And there's profiles. Profiles. But why? What do you think it does? I think lumen isn't that brightness. You can actually increase the brightness of lights. Yeah, probably. I mean, it's saying zero right now that seems kind of strange. And then we have profiles. Graphic interface one. But at graphic interface too. But at graphic interface three. But this doesn't really tell us great OS. Oh. Rainbow? Rainbow west hearty, graphic interface for, but at graphic interface 5. But at graphic interface 6, but heart DRS, RPGS, RPS. So we don't really know what these main graphic interfaces but alarm. Flash, breathing. Breathing. It breathes with the music. Graphic interface ten, but that would feel green. Sunset. Music. Music. Okay, that's kind of cool. I actually didn't see those before. So it does have some cool things right there. So that's light. Now moving. 0% I'm still in my head. Because I went into pro funds. So. Now, I don't like that. That always always me when I am to do that. It takes me back to the top. So I have to rev interface that. Get back over here. We're going to go into E key. So we have my microphone. Back button. I'm showing you what's here here. I'm back. A sound Katie. Microphone. Microphone. Selected. Music. Selected music. Trouble. We have volume based and travel. But classical, but jazz. But rock. But selected GX button. And whatever that is is what's currently selected. I don't know what that even means. 50. 50. And then we have these sliders. 50%. Adjust 50%, 50% adjustable. 50% so this one puts them all the way to percent. If I were to change it, I'm not going to right now. But if I were to change it, I would have the ability to it would change all these sliders to other things. What I do want to show you know, jazz classical, but and we've got all these EQs. Volume. Selected. Music. Microphone, but it's Microsoft. Microphone. So I'm going to take my mic here. All right, I put it. There it is. And I'm going to turn it on. Hello, test justice. No. Microphones all right. We have the way we have echo. We have Mike priority. But what is DSP, do you know? Digital signal processor, I think. Okay. So 50. Right now. Everything says 50. 50%, adjust the 40%. I'm gonna turn this down. I don't know what I just turned down, but I turned something down. 50%. I want to turn this down. I can't really tell what I'm doing. So I don't like that. The voice is changing. My voice is changing. There we go. I like that much better. And then I've got this test just as just, I don't like that at all. I'm turning this very good 47% to 45%. 55 ish. Now getting it back to where it was exactly going to be difficult. Here's another one. I'm turning it up. Test test test. That's getting a little hot. Okay. Here's another one. It's hard to know what these go to. That's kind of the problem with them. 300. One K, three K, ten K. And then these are the things you have left here. So if I go to something like echo. Echo. Mike priority. Notice nothing seems to change. But zero, 54, 54. This is where they are now that I missed with them. 0% adjustable. 10%. And I just don't think I'm actually changing echo. Maybe I am a little test test test test test. Test test test test, test test test. And we have this one? But it's not doing what it was doing when I was using it with the speaker itself a few minutes ago. Which is kind of interesting. 54%, 65. I'm just changing things around here. 35%, 40, 53%, 50%, one, 300. One pre-K, ten K and leave that these weird little things. All around the slides. I want to look at so let's use it. Microphone bob echo. But my DSD. My DSP. Selected KTV, button. Whatever that is, it's selected. Oh, okay. Select.
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"I can play. 16. I can repeat. I can previous song. Previous song. But I can shuffle? Shuffle. Oh, now interesting. Shuffle is not a peer to be working. Let's see. I'm sure it does if you go to the next song or let it play through the whole song. Yep, I went to the next song. Thank you so much. Thank you for your song. That's interesting. It shuffled. It shuffled all right. It's shuffling. And now I'm back to here. If I hit shuffle again. Here's my volume. So it kind of balances you a little. You go to the next song. Nope. It still seems to be great. Now how do I get it to not shuffling? And I don't remember what was supposed to be the next song.
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"And unfortunately, we can't do anything about the noise canceling the crap out of this music. Very sad. And this is all stuff on our wedding playlist. Now, if I unplug the mic, some of that background sound does go away. So it is because you have the XML plugged in. Even though the mic is off, it's kind of strange. When you put it back in, and then you turn it on and you can talk. Test test test, and this is an or John's song, and I'm talking over it. And you may be able to hear her low in the background. And now I'm going to turn the mic off. I'm going to pause Nora. And now I'm going to open my other phone here and I'm going to show you what the app is like. So we're going to see if we can get this. Beautifully folder. So I've got my phone open and I'm just going to do a little Siri thing to get this more quickly because I haven't installed this app. Search for speaker pro in the App Store. Okay, searching for snow on the App Store. So my series said, okay, searching for speaker pro in advance. Beautiful beholder. Beautiful before. And it didn't open the App Store. That's great. Success. Search for speaker pro in the App Store. So Siri says, okay, searching. Let's see if it actually opens the App Store system. There we go. App Store. Just updated. So I'm getting this welcome to the App Store thing. Discovered it down to an amazing game. And that's from a place you can trust. And continue. But just let me in. Maybe that's why it wouldn't take me to the App Store initially. I don't know what was going on there. I saw that last night, and I thought it was beta 15, but apparently it was not. No, it must not be. Speaker pro. Utilities, three stars, 27 ratings. But. There it is. That's the one I want. Speaker prey. So we can open it and read more about it. Speaker pro image. Let's just read a little about it. Speaker pro? Heading. Wait, how? Clearly it's a Chinese developer. Download. And I can re download it because I've already got it on my other phone. Sure. But 27 ratings, 3.0. 8 four plus years old. Category, utilities. Developer. Wait, how? Language. Yeah, plus three size. 18 5 MB. What's new? Version history, button. Version, 3.7. Four milligram. Planet, you might change. So line in UI change. So there is, and I forgot to shake us about it. A wine import somewhere on here. Let me see if I can find it really quick. It's to the left and just slightly down. Well, it's still kind of close to the volume knob before volume knob and it's just to the left of it. The better way to find it probably is to go to your row of buttons, move right slightly and there it is. So if you found your robe buttons, it's right between them and slightly closer to the volume knob for the actual speaker volume. So that's what we've got for that. Screenshot image. So here's all the screenshots. iPhone. Button. The speaker pull up is designed to pair with the boombox speaker. A combination LED light and Bluetooth speaker. The speaker app gives the user full control over the music play, light change, equalizer, USB slash SD card plate, FM control, line and play. It provides the ability to control and adjust the volume brightness flashlight mode to get boombox speaker has same as the remote control. Now, this is the same as the remote control. I did not get a remote control. So this is what I'm saying. I'm not sure I got all the accessories. I was supposed to get with this thing. I don't really got an open one. Yeah, I don't know what the heck actually happened here because there were reviews I thought I read or something, oh, no, it wasn't a review. It was on the page. I thought you were supposed to get mics with it. So I really don't know. But it was 60 bucks for that. It's still very worth what I paid for it. It's okay, I'm not going to complain. But I wanted it to read you the description of this speaker. Wait. So there's a developer. Ratings and reviews. So there's your writings interviews you can read those on your own. I want to download it. We download. There's real money. So I could have actually gone out of it and gone to re download from 7% outside kind of pointless. So okay, it's already downloaded. It's ready to go. So I'm going to open it up. Open. Speaker, we'd like to use Bluetooth. But of course it would. Look at the iconic for speaker control. Don't allow, but okay, but I'm going to say, okay? Double here? Speaker crow. So here we are. This is speaker pro. Speaker pro. Graphic interface music. Button. And it's quite accessible. Speaker pro. You have the speaker probating. Then you have music. App graphic interface music. Now, when you open this, though, it opens your Apple music. So don't let that confuse you. I'll show you in a second. Graphic interface Bluetooth. But this is Bluetooth. Now, when I do this, I'll show you what happens. Actually, I'll show you in a second. I want to show you the rest of the screen first. Graphic interface, USB. But USB? Graphic interface. But I think this is characters, headings, characters, cafe, space, catchy. So this is app graphic interface. I in. So I am assuming that is lining for offs. At graphic interface like. That's light. At graphic interface act. But EQ? At graphic interface radio, but radio that's the FM radio. Breath interface SD. SD? Graphic interface SD. But and that's what we've got. If I go to the bottom of the screen, graphic interface graphic interface graphic interface SD appears to be nothing else here. If I tap with four fingers toward the bottom graphic interface SD. That's as far as we get. Let me show you SD if I double tap it. Graphic empty list. Volume. 3% adjustable. There's volume? Memory card. Headache. Back button. So right now, it's not seeing. Memory card. This stuff on my car. Empty list. Volume. 3% adjustable. We have volume. We can change the volume. 16. I don't know what that means. But there's play. Repeat. Repeat? Previous song. But it's good. Previous song skip. Shuffle, but shuffle. Shuffle, but and those are the options, but it's not seeing my card right now. So it's pretty replay. But 60 play. But if I hit play. Memory card. So let's do this. Let's go into Bluetooth. Graphic interface Bluetooth. But find more devices. But find more detail equals X lap is connected. There it is. This is the one I want. It's MR DJ. Let's see if I can work. Kepler space. Captivate eagles. CAPEX, cappel space. Exhale, equals a exhale, so I don't know what the equals is for. Pete, Pete, come on space. Captain, hi, best. Oh, N and. Oh, that's disconnected. Okay. So I'm just showing you what that is there. So if I double tap this more DJ equals X lap is connected and more details. And more DJ equals X lap is Bluetooth connected. Equals X lap connected. So it is now connected to my phone. Now, if I go left more devices. But find more devices. And go in here. Equals X lap, connected. This is what I get. If I double tap this, it'll disconnect. Equals X lap, connected. So I don't know how the Bluetooth is supposed to work. You may have to just set it through Bluetooth. I'm sorry, the second C through your phone's blue chips. It just seems really strange that it would have a Bluetooth input that you couldn't use for royalty. I don't really get it. What's that one? So let's go back from here. Speaker pro. And back over to graphic interface SD. SD. So I tapped in the bottom right corner of the screen that I'm holding my phone in portrait. Double tap. Graphic. No, let's see what happens. Memory card. 16, you spin me around. Like a record MP3. Here are all the songs. But on the movie, kind of like aldam shapes. Alan Jackson, living on the lyrics, MP3. If I can double tap any of them. Here's my songs. Now I can go back down here. To play, double tap play, and it pauses. If I double tap it again..
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"I'm going to turn this down. And I'm turning them. Oh, now that's essentially as low as we go, guys. I'm going to turn it all the way down. And notice when I turn down the volume button for the speaker, turn off my light too. So back I'm on again. Turn it back to the right. There's the music, so I can affect talk over this. And we're getting a lot of noise canceling, guys, 'cause the phone. Yeah. This is the fun music is not sounding as good as it should. So not even close. I'm going to go to the next track. And I'm trying to figure out although it is picking you up on the microphone better than the music for sure. So that's and I do have the music literally as soft as it would. Now, if I turned on this here's me, here's the music. This thing goes wild. And notice that my mic, I can turn up or down whatever I need to do to it. And the music is still where I left it. And again, the phone is really not being very nice to the music. No, and that's very unfortunate. Now, when you've noticed, I just moved kind of away from my mouth. If you write about 5 seconds, you may have heard that. It's a little turns off. It turns off. So I have to wait a second when I put it back to my mouth, I should say check check. Then you can start speaking. It's just a way to know that your mic will work the way you want to take. So if you stop talking for more than about 5 seconds, you probably need it. Let me try something else. I'm gonna wait. It goes off. Oops. I missed it. So I've been able to let it go off one more time. Okay, you can do that. I just tapped the mic. And that brings it back on. So it's activated. And it will come back on. Now if I can turn it off, I just turn it off with a switch on the mic. And it's making a background here that I've never heard prior to putting in.
"t. stadium" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast
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"Not. I've got news for you. You won't be playing with it at the wedding. Nope, well, I'm going to be kind of busy that day. So not while it's a point for me on wedding day. So it has a handle as I mentioned, this retractable handle up at the top and it's just like a suitcase. You can hear me lift it and then lower it. It's got a little button that you mesh. There's also a place where you can put your hand towards the back of the speaker. It's probably let me see if I'm standing up and I'm not a tall person. I'm like 5, four and a half. If I'm standing up, it goes almost to my knee. So that's essentially gives you a little bit of an idea about height for this thing. It is probably 14 or so inches wide, maybe it has controls on the front. It has on the sides kind of some rigid material up and down the sides and it's got screws. It's a very sturdy plastic. So it's built really well. On the right hand side, well, you could have put it on the left hand side too. There are two places for Mike holders. And you only got one or at least I only got one with the speaker. So I put it on the right hand side of the speaker. It just slides in. And you can put a mic inside. On the front of the speaker, you have two knobs and a row of buttons between and slightly below the knobs. And you have some ports. There's a big speaker grill that takes up at least two thirds of the speaker. If you move your hand up from there and toward the left of the speaker, you're going to find your ports. Let's talk about those first. You have two Mike jacks. If you move your hand to the right of the second Jack and just slightly up, you'll find the USB. So you can put a flash drive or a thumb drive in there. Just up from the USB port, you will find a micro SD card slot just to the right of the micro SD card slot and slightly down just barely slightly then you'll find the row of buttons. The first one is power and mode. So if you praise it for about three seconds, it'll turn the speaker on and it will be in the last mode that you had it on. When it comes on, at least it has for me lately. I believe the second button is something about vocals. I don't know if it's supposed to bring the vocal out or make it go away. This has been really hard to figure out based on the manual. So it's supposed to do something to the vocal, but I've not gotten that to work. I don't know what it's actually supposed to do. I can't really figure it out. Sometimes it seems like you know those things on your TVs that you can get sometimes those voice dialog things. We're going to bring out the vocal a little bit. Sometimes I imagine that I hear it doing that, but I'm not going to swear as to what it's going to do because the party speaker, you would think it would want to decrease vocals rather than increase them. But I've not gotten any vocal that I've tried from this hundred plus song SD card to disappear or to even decrease. So I don't really know what's up with that. So that's the second button. And this is just a long row of buttons. They're round they're small and they're plasticky. So if I press one, we say I'm going to press this over here. You can kind of hear what they sound like. The third button is your light button. So it allows you to change from blue to green to red to all these different colors and then there are a couple morphing options as well. And then the next three buttons. So there are three additional buttons from the first three are rewind or previous tracks, play pause and fast forward or next trick. On either side of the row of buttons and slightly up, just barely slightly up from them and from the controls. You'll find two knobs. The knob on the right is volume. But if you press this volume knob in the center, you can press that center portion of the volume knob. And you have other options. So you can change the EQ. Now, one thing I'll show you in the app is when we get there. You can change the EQ from the app. But if you put it on a preset such as dance, it always says dance is selected, no matter what else you do to it. So unless you change to another preset like rock, jazz, whatever. It's going to always say that one of those presets is selected. So even if you change your EQ manually, so turn up your travel turn up your base, et cetera, it's still going to say that dance or whatever preset is selected. So the first time I went to the app, it did not tell me that there was any of those presets selected. But now, since I've selected one, it does. I hope that makes sense. Just kind of a weird little part. So that's the knob on the right. The knob on the left, and you'll know it's correct because it's just above and just between also the two checks for your mic. So that is for your mic control. And if you press it, multiple times. Now you have to kind of watch the screen. So it's a little hard to know what you're doing when you can't do that. It will change some of the mic settings as well. So it'll add some echo and various things to that. So on the left, the knob is for your mic volume. And settings. And on the right, it's for your full speaker volume. And EQ and other configuration savings like bass treble, et cetera. There is on the right hand side of the speaker, just slightly to the right and towards the bottom of the speaker volume knob. There is a proprietary right angle plug. That you plug in. And well, it's plugged into its port right now. But it's a little right angle plug just standard that you plug in. And you can plug it into a wall and that charges up your speaker. So it doesn't charge via USB or anything cool like that. It's too big. Well, it's not really though. It's really small. But. Absolutely. You're not going to charge a 500 watt speaker with the USB plug. You know, it says it's 500 watts, but I think on its lower levels, it said something about it's a hundred watts if you do this or 200 watts. But if you do this, it's 5. It's kind of interesting. I don't know exactly what that means. But another really important thing to note here. We're going to give you our affiliate link to the speaker if you'd like to purchase if you purchase through our affiliate links. We may make a small commission very small. But it's just kind of a way to let you guys know that hey, we like this product. But here's the thing to know. The product that shows on the page for this mister DJ speaker from what we could tell from talking to an IRA agent about the pictures is not the same product at all that I received. Sometimes this happens when ordering from Amazon. And it's a big deal. And people complain incessantly about it and for good reason. When you're ordering a product, you think it's the product you're going to get. And when it's not, it's a great disappointment. And it can be frustrating. And so we can't guarantee that the speaker that is on this page is the speaker that I'm talking to you about, because it doesn't look like it. At least from what I can tell. So that's kind of one of those weird little gotchas that sometimes happens. It's very frustrating. The other thing that was kind of weird about this is this is a big speaker as we mentioned. It's got little kind of feet on the front that raise it up and it's got these wheels on the back where you can move it around. But this makes speaker was only 59 bucks. Yes. So easy. It was crazy. It was crazy. So I really don't know what's going on with this. The main reason we want to show it to you is because it's summer and we're kind of back out and some of us are traveling again,.
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"Watched did that begin on? Four, 'cause I toyed around with the idea when series four came out. I had just gotten my series three. It was a year old. And I debated on getting a series for a watch because of that reason and that reason alone. But I'm really glad in all seriousness that we waited to do that because now we have the oximeter and, you know, some of these other things that are pretty cool on the watch plus, the process and power of the 6 is great. It's very fast. It's like night and day between the three and a 6. Oh my gosh. Yes. So that is the song of watch and voice-over. So if you're having that problem, you have the Siri voice enabled, try it for yourself. It's in settings, accessibility, voice-over, scroll down, and you will find it and just turn that option off to use the Siri voice and see if it makes a difference for you. Yeah, for us it was one of the watch upgrades where the Siri voice just stopped working and Samantha and the other voices would work, but the Siri voice just wouldn't work. And for me, at least I left setting on, figuring, okay, well, it'll come back when it comes back. And then my power to watch off and it didn't come on. All those weeks ago, we talked about it on the podcast. I was like, huh, okay. But I never really thought just turn off the steering voice. Yeah, it's really unfortunate. I really hope they bring it back because obviously it's an option. It's an option that's been available. And now that there are new voices to explore, you may want one of those on your watch. So here's hoping that in an upcoming update, although we just had in a day, so I don't know how long it'll be before we get another one that the Siri voice will reinstate itself so we can turn that feature back on. And if you guys know of a setting that we may have flipped on or flipped off that place, Siri voice to work, let us know. Please let us know. I would love to be able to have one of my Siri voices back. So we want to talk a little more about sound. And we have a little story to tell you. Yes, so when we started this whole wedding adventure, we got the venue. We did everything like that. But when it came time to hire a DJ, we decided against it. We looked into it. We thought the whole concept was super cool. And then we found out how much it costs. And then we were just kind of looking around and finding out what all was involved. And we said, well, as cool as it would be, number one, we have a really small venue. It's probably not worth it for the 50 ish guests. It will be if even that, yeah, there aren't even quite 50 on our list who will be at the wedding. If we were having 300 heck yeah, I mean, you know, if we had that kind of power, then we would make that a priority probably and just do it. But as it was, we said, well, this isn't going to work. And the venue is small for one thing. And there are a lot of people. A lot of the people who are attaining our wedding are not our age. So we'd need a pretty good variety of music to make everybody happy. Essentially, it's an intimate family waiting. Do friends, but generally, it's a family waiting. We decide we were going to make our own playlist. So we got a bunch of different SD cards because we wanted to separate out the dances and that's what we were told was the best way to do it to separate out the dances. And there are a couple other little surprises. I don't know if I've mentioned this publicly yet, but I will, and Chris knows it. I will be singing at our ceremony. So during the ceremony right around the time we were doing the vowels, I will be singing. So the karaoke track for my song is on one card. The father daughter dances on one, our first dance is on one. Mother Sundance is on one. And we have dinner music as well, which was actually really fun playlist to put together. And then we have all the dance music. I will go crazy. We kind of half and half pretty much have these in putting together the music playlist for the dancing portion of the waiting. And we wanted to kind of make it as I said, different eras and different styles. And I really like it. I love we came up with. It's a very fun eclectic bunch of music, country and a little jazz, and a lot of pop and rock and older stuff. It's really cool. And we had this whole idea that we were going to use the zam Cole speakers. Now, some of you may be familiar with them because you may have purchased them from us. And these are round cylindrical speakers that we offer that have really good sound. And the reason we wanted to use them is because they have TWS. True wireless stereo built in. So if you have two, you can pair them together. And we were going to put one on one side of the room, one on the other side of the room, and it was going to be great. And we were going to play all this dance music from an SD card of one of the speakers. The parent speaker or the what are they called his name, doesn't it? It does, but regardless, it's a parent child situation. It's essentially the lead speaker, the one that controls the other one. And we found out that to our horror that the SD card would really play out of one speaker. That wasn't going to work. We knew that as nice as it was, it did not have enough power to fill that room because we had been there. And we had walked around and we have walked our tiny aisle and we were figuring out exactly kind of where we wanted things to be and how we want things to look. And we knew that there just wasn't going to fill up the space. So what we did is we went online again and found a 500 Bluetooth speaker. Now this speaker can play Bluetooth, it runs on a battery. It has micro SD. It has an FM radio and it also has USB playoff USB. Kind of the cool thing though is it also can be controlled by an app. Via Bluetooth. So you could have your little DJ party mix going. And you can control it with the app. It also has a microphone Jack or two microphone jacks, where you can connect a microphone and talk, make your little DJ announcements through the speaker. So that's kind of cool as well. And it's a pretty big speaker. Yeah, it is a pretty big speaker. When I got it, I took it out of the box and it's got a handle on it and actual retracting handle. So it's like a suitcase. It actually has two wheels on the back. And you can roll this thing around. Now, I want to clarify something, which is it's from a company called mister DJ. But it doesn't seem to have all the DJ effects. So if you want to fix or to be able to make really professional mixes, you're not going to really be able to mix with this baker. So even though it's from a company called mister DJ, it really doesn't allow you all that. It's essentially a party speaker. And it also has lights. So you can do steady lights and different colors or you can do light patterns. I don't know if they flash in time with the music or if they just morph, but I know they morph. So that part is super cool and really happy that it has that because it's just a fun extra to add to the party atmosphere. And allow a little bit of something special on your speaker. Now, it doesn't speak. And honestly, you kind of have to play with it to figure out what it does and because the manual is terrible. It's poorly written and you really don't know what's going on until you begin to actually play with it. So you really have to play with it in order to figure out what you're doing. That's important. And honestly, I don't have it all figured out yet. So I'm going to explain to you what it looks like. It's probably.
"t. stadium" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast
"To the July 27th episode of the mystic axis broadcast. She's Kim. He's Chris. And we have some things to talk about. Some of them might actually make noise. They might actually. But you might be surprised which of us talks about them. We'll see. First of all, an administrative reminder. Class. Yes, class. We're going to do something we haven't done in a while. And that is separate class into two parts. We kind of have done it, but it has been a while. I think we did it on another. Well, we kind of did it with file sharing a while back sometime last year, year before. I don't remember exactly when. We did kind of a two or sort of three part class on different aspects of file sharing and downloads and things like that. But it has been a while. Part one is going to be in July and part two is going to be in August and will be talking about home automation. And the reason that we're splitting it up into two parts is because there's a lot to talk about in home automation. There is, the first part we're devoting to security comfort and cooking. The second part of class in August will be devoted to entertainment and cleaning. So those are kind of our 5 categories of home automation that we're going to be discussing with you during these two parts of home automation. So the class for July is on the 29th at 8 30 p.m.. So July 29th at 8 30 p.m. and it is the same meeting information he used for previous classes in June May and April. So you can use that same meeting info over and over again. Yes, we're trying to do that to add more convenience to your lives and to kind of keep that monthly meeting ID and information the same so that you're constantly have it. So if you need it, I will endeavor to put it in the upcoming class reminder newsletter. And that will be available to you if you don't have it. Or if you're new to our classes, come hang out with us. It's a fun group of people. We have sometimes a smaller group and sometimes a larger group, but just depends, but I think this is going to be a really informative topic and we do a lot of discussion, but we also do some demos as well. So we think you'll find it interesting. And of course, at the end of each event, we like to talk to you guys about what you're using or what questions you may have, depending on what our topic is. So we'd love to hear from you and your comments as well. If you want the joining information for class, as usual, you will join our events list. If you need the information, and that is where we will put that information about any upcoming free or paid events. And if Kim's voice sounds a little act because it might, who knows? Right now she is on her phone for demonstration purposes. Yes, I apologize if my audio is a little different today. I'm trying to hold this close to my mouth, at least for now, but my phone in a relatively stable position. So you can hear me. But in a few minutes, I'm going to be demoing for you. So a couple of podcasts ago, we talked about a bug that we noticed with the Apple watch. And that is when you power it off, voice-over would not come up, talking, which was very, very inconvenient. And disconcerting. So what happened with me is I decided to take the plunge and install iOS 15 beta three. I figured, well, while I'm at it, let me install the beta for version 8 for the Apple watch. And I noticed to my horror that I still had the issue where it would power up and no speech would come. Because when you're installing these profiles to allow your machine to accept the beta, the watch has to restart. So I unpaired the watch, paired it back, went through the complete setup on the watch. It worked fine. And then I loved the Siri voice. So I thought, well, I wonder if the Siri voice option would work on the watch after updating to the 8 beta. So I turned on, didn't really think about it, turned off the watch the next day, turned it back on. And no voice, so it did not talk. So for the second time in less than 24 hours, I unpaired my watch and reset my watch. Again, leaving the Siri voice option off. Because that was the only thing that I did. This was on a weekend. So Saturday night, I unpaired the watch for the first time. Sunday morning, I unpaired the watch for the second time. The only thing that I did between Saturday night and Sunday morning was try and turn the Siri voice back on because when I unpaired my watch, I did not bother to restore from a backup, which would have been the same issue. So I set it up as a new watch both times. And I did not enable the Siri voice option on the second time. And for me, it has been working flawlessly at powered off, power back on. It works great. And this is when you have a code. So if you have code on your watch, it would stop and it wouldn't speak. If you didn't have a code on your watch, it more than likely would have come up with voice-over. Let's talk a second about why you probably want a code on your watch. Now, obviously, at your watch, you can do what you like. But there are safety reasons why a code is important or it could potentially be important to you. Well, the first reason that I would have a code on my watch is you can't use Apple Pay from your watch. So if Apple pays a thing, you put your watch up to the register, touch it. And you can do your Apple Pay that is not an option through the watch. It will remove your cards if you have them on the watch. If you turn off the code, you get a nice little email from your bank saying that that card has been removed from Apple Pay and everybody is happy, except for you and your truth. Except for you. Right. When you're trying to pay with your watch, because you didn't want to code on the watch. The other thing is, what if somebody for whatever reason takes your watch off your wrists? They now have access to your watch without having to type in a code. And realistically, it's not a big deal to have a code on the watch. Anyway. The only time you're really going to use the code on your watch is if you're updating it in some cases or when you're putting your watch on your wrist. So once a day or whatever you need to put in your passcode. Or if you reboot the watch. What's your big watch? Right. So the Siri thing does fix the problem. But I'll tell you what really annoys me about this whole thing. That's one of the reasons we bought this particular watch for the Siri voice, because neither of us is a fan of Samantha. And we really wanted the opportunity to use a different voice. So what I've been doing now is enabling other languages and I'm using Australia Karen as my watch voice now. I don't even use something at the because now I have to use her if I want this to work when I turn my watch one when I boot it. So it's very unfortunate because I have some great Siri voices. They've done at least in my opinion, vast improvements to the many different Siri voices. In fact, now, as a, is it 14 7 that now we have this new variety of Siri voices that we can choose from? I believe so, yes. I think so. Voice one voice two voice three and voice four. There's quite a number for four different Siri voices now. I noticed it in 15, but I hadn't updated 14.7 because I completely skipped it. I think it is in 14 7 with a different voice variance. Yeah, I was just in there. And I just updated my secondary iPhone, which I hardly ever used, but I've got it. It's an iPhone 7. Who iOS 14 7 and I had them on it. So that's when I noticed it a few minutes ago. I'm like, oh, this isn't 14 things. So the fact that now you have even more voice to choose from and can't use them is annoying. Because that was supposed to be one of those main voice-over features that was supposed to work.
"t. stadium" Discussed on ESPN FC
"The round of sixteen. So i'm buzzing man. We've seen some just some amazing moment so far in this tournament. But i don't think anything's gonna top. What denmark did about half an hour ago crazy crazy scenes. You guys have the video in the show but watching it on the desk. Everybody in the studio was cabinet of their danish roots. We were all rooting for denmark. For sure i can tell is our little like if he had a couple of calls bells in honor of denmark. Kidding my man. Listen what what does this mean for. Major league soccer. I look at it in terms of the two ds. Right the cynic in me wants to. I talk about the dollars. Let's take molested their word. And and talk about the development. I i think it's it's a good thing right if you look at teams like rss villa delfi fc dallas. If you're cute those academies you can look at your team. Say all right. There's a pathway for me. I can play in my academy and i've seen other kids. Well i played with then went onto the i team and not only had the opportunity to play but maybe even had enough success to then gets sold on and do something bigger and greater in their careers. But if you're a team like llc revered a team like the los angeles galaxy reviewed team like atlanta united. Let's be on these huge major cities where there ton of really talented kids playing. And you see your first team spending big big money on players on through eighteen realistically. Where are you going to get your minutes. Then i think is where the dollars come in right. Mls's let's give the example of a brenden aaronson. Mls made a nice little bit of money off. Brenden aaronson if you look at where. He started his career. He played his first season with bethlehem. Steel in the us uso. At the time. So i think from the standpoint it makes a lot of sense from development now one thing that they put in the release that raised my eyebrows. A little bit is not just about player development this want to create opportunities from in for individuals from underrepresented communities. My question for major league soccer would be. Why do you need a lower league to do that. Why can't you do that in. Mls right now you're creating expansion teams almost every other season If that expansion isn't enough to create the opportunities for individuals from underrepresented communities. That's on you you need to do it in. Mls one not mls. Two point zero three point four point oh cetera too. Good point yeah. I couldn't agree more with seven what he's saying. Let's be still that we don't know about this. We don't know if it's gonna be an under twenty three type of the reserve system But both of us all three of us. I should say are very familiar. With what is the mexican development and players from eighteen years old. Two hundred twenty two. Those last year's end ended development that they don't have they don't get this could potentially be a good way to bridge that like you both just mentioned a good bridge into what is the academy program to the professional ranks. But we don't know yet it could be just another extension of something. I lived in two thousand and five. Which was the first generation of the reserve league. That was just another place for the guys who didn't play The day before to play the next day. Yeah can i get a point in here. The cynic the cynics point..
"t. stadium" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"You're legit just climbing the steep as larry's story or is that our story long and they're straight down and like i made the mistake of looking down some like filling. We've been climbing for a while. And i looked down on my. Oh shit. we're high you know. We weren't hooked up to anything that doesn't strapped in and they never really told us that which maybe is by design. They just said he gets climate. These ladders and i was thinking like pretty high because this scoreboard. i mean. is it a hundred feet hundred fifty feet. I don't know so we're basically climbing one hundred and fifty feet straight up and it's nighttime so it's windy. That's super wendy. But wendy enough. I also had that stupid arm. Brace on and my arm was taped so my hand was taped. So it's a little bit. Slippery slimy and that thing that kept getting caught at times and i was like if this thing. If you fell off this latter you literally would die for false stories. There was no like different platforms from each from what i recall. It was just one big ladder the kind of like a little area than another story of ladder than a little area. And you're kind of asked flying in the wind. Now you said jake that was more terrifying than a may fight. It really was. I had to like go to a special place in my head and just tell myself step by step grip and it was one of those things that i was so glad that i went through with you guys. Afterwards it was an awesome experience. And like i mean how many like feelings or do we write that in life. But y'all would not have been there my ass when not have gone on those shares. That was for you guys. Mario jacobs first of all. Jake we we still got beef. The stone coordinators. They were like the two biggest heaviest guys have to be on on. It'd be an end so so we're getting up there and we're climbing. We finally make it up to those terrible as ladders and we're inside the scoreboard. Or right behind you see those giant spider webs of the now. I gotta deal with spiders. Yeah like right out of a hollywood haunted house spiderweb. Survive the clive right to these. I swear the moment we came up. There's this giant spider on what's up. I'm like are you kidding. So we're we're inside the scoreboard and you know the guy. The coordinator he's like. Hey all right so obviously the two the two biggest guys have to go first or whatever and and you know he was making sure quarter and the roof. I yeah. Yeah and so he goes. So who's gonna go first. And i just see jake do the homer simpson into the bushes. Yell looking around. Jake is a big dude. That was the first time. I didn't see jacob disappeared so so i was like well. I guess i gotta go up there. I and i remember getting up there. And he strapped me in your real friend. Thank you. Joe does real love but you know we get up there. He puts me a position. He's trapped me in and then he goes walks away and i look at it. And what are you going. He's like. I gotta go get the other guys and i'm like so i have to stand up here by myself like that's what you're telling me you ll be quick. Quick my s. i was up there. And i saw thirty years of my life through my and i'm just holding on tight in the wind is going and i'm just like this can't be my life myself by myself. I can't even talk to the one. It was jake. I love you. It's a further point. I went up. Second and i was like i'll go party. I'm not going to leave him while they're hanging. His face was hilarious sitting his pants and he's looked at me and he looked like he saw goals l. and he was a psych i so my whole life flash before my eyes and i just started dying and he was really like whatever the thing is to were walking on on the on the top of it they have you safety lines and in between every poll that take the safety line off and put it back on. That's how we're kind of inching way down. And i remember every ten that safety lankiam offers a backup and then when you get to the physician you've got to be safe like are you kidding me you know and so because you were second then third and then fourth and then jake was last by design design so then they said the three guys in the middle which is samuel thiessen. And i you'll go first. And then and then jake and santana second and i remember him saying that. Now that you're hooked up here like now that you're on the line if you fell asleep right now you would still go like you have no control anymore now right so then we're sitting there for twenty minutes As they're getting the shot ready. That's when i started to get in my head and started lose. It was it for you guys sitting there like that. That was terrible. Because like you said you're you're you're head starts going to like some real dark places when you start being reminded of other situations that that have happened and as much as you try not to think of those things as almost next to impossible. Because you're you know this this is such a even though you know we're all professionals and the guys that were taking care of us were all professionals. Anything can happen right over me. And but i remember looking down and it was so high up that the these little black marks on the ground that later on i realized with the refs they were so small they look like little tiny lake smaller than than grains of rice. Like just little kind of little like eyelashes almost smaller. You know how about you sammy. So yeah when we first got there. And we were strapped and just sitting with their legs dangled over it just waiting I was like oh shit. It's kind of scary but then like after a little bit. I'm like. I'm not backing out. I know y'all not backing out. Some like whatever's going to happen is going to happen. I might as well just try to enjoy. You know probably never going do it again. So then i started kind of around like kinda dancing a little bit next to j. It was cool man. it was. I definitely don't want to do it again. But then you start getting your blog yes it does gives you mentioned joe or stunt guy. He climbed up with us just to be there and then climbed down again. You can't imagine climbing down those stairs. I would do it again. Because i would not want to get back to the top again but i'm not doing not climbing goes anyways so you're doing your blog thing and i remember. I made a joke. When you're in a circle you always on top with a stupid catchphrase. We're all laughing except for jake. Who's looking straightforward again. Jake has a little bit of a grin and that's it. We're all like not going around as we get down on the ground i had so many production guys come up to me and like man. We got your face when you're at the top and i was like yeah tough but it looked like he was undefeated and then i go so you guys have zoomed in cameras on us. I should have found out before had so then they go. It's three two one. Go and this is go time and i saw you guys went Santana and sammy. Sammy went i. I sat there for a second a little longer. Only because like a little bit intimidated but like you trying to make sure you're in the right position and there was kind of cable created wire underneath our seats that he me got caught up on say. Here's the thing when you guys went. I saw the rope that was right in front of gets pulled out. And i'm like oh that pulls them all it's bullying me out too and then here we go so i came off. I swung straight out. And i came straight back and things scoreboard and i can still see they'll cut. I didn't cut my ortiz. Jose ortiz hurt his finger. But i came in smacked against the scoreboard. Which it's solid and it's serrated like you can feel the edges like almost like a like a like a like a.