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"tony george" Discussed on Past Gas
"A hard way. The divide continued to grow over the next several months. As a lawsuit forced cart to vacate the IndyCar name. Oh my God, here we go again. Cart began officially promoting its vehicles and series as champ car rather than IndyCar. That's kind of crazy though, because cart was like, hey, we're going to call it the IndyCar or the PPG, whatever indie World Series. But the guy who owns the Indianapolis 500 is like, hey, I have the IP to indie. You can't use that. Cheese. For the 1997 IRL season, Tony George announced a new car in engine package that made indie formulas completely incompatible with cart. Forcing team owners to choose one or the other. Further complicating the situation. The IndyCar fan base already confused as to who was racing in which league were now becoming bitterly polarized and faithfully, many of them decided to turn to NASCAR instead of either open wheel series. The NASCAR just reaping the benefits. Hey guys, it's real easy over here. It's NASCAR. Yeah, I bet Bill France is like sitting in the wings watching this and going. Okay. I could probably scrape up my finger on the scale a little bit. Why do you keep making that noise? Yeah. You all right. Yeah, I'm fine. What's the problem? Oh, it's just how you talk. Okay. Oh, this is normal. The sport of IndyCar hasn't really ever recovered from the late 90s split between cart and the IRL. In real life racing league. It struggled with mishap after mishap. Some of which have been entirely self created and some of which were just tragic accidents. The 1997 Indy 500 was marred by an unclear ending caused by a caution flag, which eventually led to the end of the you Sachs 42 year reign as the racist sanctioning body. In July of 1998, three spectators were killed by flying debris from a wreck at a kart race in Michigan. Several months later, a similar incident killed three more bystanders at an IRL race in Charlotte. Wow. Both leagues face serious image problems regarding fan safety. It didn't help when two drivers were killed during carts 1999 season. Wow. Right before it, they didn't even get to experience Y two K. By the early 2000s, both leagues were hemorrhaging money. Tony George propped up the IRL using his clabber girl family fortune. That money runs deep, but cart now had to answer to stockholders thanks to a decision by the league owners to go public in 1998. And the IRL had one thing in American racing guaranteed to make money. The Indy 500. In 2002, George Forrest, ABC slash ESPN to sign an exclusive deal with the IRL if they wanted to air the 500. Meanwhile, cart was bumped to cable coverage on the speed channel and forced to buy airtime on CBS to maintain a broadcast presence. Dude, you gotta get a network deal if you want your motor sport to be mainstream, you know? Have to. You can't really survive on speed channel. I mean, I know there's a lot of sprint card coverage and smaller racing series on mav TV. You ever heard of that? Oh, yeah. What's mav TV? It's just like a cable network like it used to be, same thing's happening with they were on mav, they're not on Matt, but it's like, it doesn't help the popularity at all. If it's not on a major network. You've got to be able to watch two girls immediately after. The race. You know what I would think, especially with a new generation going to YouTube and all of have a Hulu live coverage of it or something, you know? Like, eventually that's going to happen. Imagine you're the Hulu's racing series. And they pump that on the main screen. Put it in front of an audience that never some zoomer isn't going to pay 5 bucks a month for your streaming app, but they've never seen your race, but if you throw it up on Amazon Prime, like the NFL does and potentially get some straight eyes and be like, oh, that's how I watch most NFL games is through prime now. Yeah. Well, F one was talking to Netflix for a while. They're trying to outbid ESPN for live races. I think that would have been a great move. Potentially, yeah, yeah. Because the amount of people that have Netflix accounts versus the amount of people that have ESPN accounts, I pay for F one TV, so I'd be kind of pissed if I had to pay for Netflix again because I canceled mine, but I mean, if that was the only way to watch live races, I would do it. Yeah. Carts downturn in fortunes caused team owners and drivers to defect back to the guaranteed paychecks furnished by the IRL. Manufacturers like Toyota and Honda also bailed on commitments to cart. After the 2003 season, cart declared bankruptcy. The circuit was briefly reorganized and run under the name Bridgestone presents the champ car World Series powered by Ford. Which we got two title sponsors. Yeah, powered by Ford. That's Nolan right there. Oh yeah. Nevertheless, champ car had no chance of competing with the strengthened indie racing league. In 2008, the IRL bought champ cars remaining assets like the Long Beach Grand Prix and officially stamped out the competition. The new reunified American circuit was officially known as IndyCar. Now it's back. A huge part of this is because the IRL had the Indy 500. Yeah, yeah. You know? It's such a big race. That it was enough to do. It was enough to carry it through. I mean, it was hard in the short term where I imagined in like the 80s and the 90s, but like they just stuck with it. Yeah. And that was enough. Do tradition is so important to people. Yeah. As we explained at the beginning of this episode is like, that was one of the birthplaces of American motor sport. And cart tried to strong arm them by running the race while you sack still was the sanctioning body and stuff like that, but I don't know, it worked out. Wow. Yeah, that's wild. Cart was really pushing for more balloon races at the time. Maybe Tony George technically won his war with cart, but he didn't reign for very long. George was ousted as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July 2009, just a year after they bought out champ car. It wasn't a power play by drivers or team owners, but by his three sisters who were tired of him pouring family money into the IRL. And in 2020 the home and family sold IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to cart cofounder, Roger Penske. I spoke too soon. So technically his sisters would be the clabber girls? Yeah. They were the clavicles. Wow, that's so crazy, dude. What a turn of events. That is, that's awesome. That's awesome. Not awesome, like I mean, whatever, but like awesome and just like a story a story. Yeah. I wonder how much the Indianapolis Motor Speedway cost. that mean? In 2000 well, he bought the he bought the racetrack. He bought them any of that motor speedway. My guess is 200 million. That's probably a pretty good guess. I would say a $1 billion. I would say 500 million. Two 50 to 300 million. Just for the track for the track. Little less than F one. Ultimately, none of these ordeals left the sport of racing as a whole much worse for wear. Perhaps American open wheels suffered, but fan interest just shifted elsewhere. NASCAR has become the home of American racing stars. F one has gained a bigger foothold in the states. Alternate events like formula drift can carve out a
"tony george" Discussed on Past Gas
"He's involved. Yeah. What is a massage mean? Reassure almost. Okay. Okay, gotcha. But when another up and coming to Indiana driver, Tony Stewart couldn't get a spot on a cart team, George decided enough was enough. Enough is enough. In 1994, George announced plans for a new series, sanctioned by yusak called the Indy Racing League or IRL with the Indy 500 as its centerpiece. Cart has now turned into IndyCar, but now we have you sac, card is now the cart PPG IndyCar World Series. Yes. And now this guy who, George owns the brickyard, right? Yeah. Okay. So he's like, this is the place where all these cars are supposed to go. I'm the heart of this. And I can't get any of my Indiana boys. In the series. This is a pay to play kind of spot. So you know what? I'm going grassroots. And I'm going to call my shit indie too. I'm going to call it indie racing league, yes. Supported by old timers like Foyt, George intended to again make Indy the show place from American driving talent that was migrating to stock cars. He meant to accomplish this by lowering costs so that teams could afford to hire drivers who brought only their sheer ability. Talent, money talks, talent, box, talent, money walks, talent talks. That's right. Nicholas is shaking his head, so I think that's right. Among George's supporters were Bill France of NASCAR, who wanted to quelch whispers of a breakaway league from his own drivers, a la carte. France and new NASCAR president John Cooper, the same guy who used to run the brickyard indirectly helped Tony George fund his new league through the highly successful brickyard 400 NASCAR race. But many others didn't take George's announcement seriously, assuming that it was a tool to bargain with cart. George proved he was extremely serious when he announced what became known as the 25 8 rule. The top 25 drivers in the Indy Racing League's first season would be guaranteed a spot in the 1996 Indy 500, leaving only 8 spots for open qualification. This was a highly controversial break from indie tradition, which always left all 33 starting spots open for the fastest cars full stop. George was attempting to force cart teams to race in his new series if they wanted a guaranteed spot at Indy. Instead, the cart owners decided to boycott indie entirely and create their own rival showcase event on the same day. The U.S. 500 at Michigan International Speedway. They build it as the stars and cars of Indy, while the Indy 500 itself featured lots of tradition, but mostly rookie and no name drivers. Imagine if there's another football game happening at the same time as a Super Bowl called the ultra bowl featuring Tom Brady and other good football players that I should name, but I don't, 'cause I don't know football players right now. That's a good one, though. Tom Brady's a good one. Yes. Yeah, this happens a lot. This happened in Supercross back in the 90s. When you have these splits, the go to move is like, hey, we're going to race a different event on the same day as you're and try to split that market share and May the best man win. And it never ends well. Yeah. We don't have the NWO around anymore. Yeah. Or the CCW is that. Yeah. That was like the hardcore one with the CCW was intense. NWO was cool as hell, though. CCW, the one where they had hit each other with like bats covered in barbed wire. We're staying in CCW. He would end up y'all. CCW was like, if you just had a bunch of mankind's. It felt like dangerous watching even the previews at my house. I was like, oh, is my mom gonna walk in? I remember my buddy had a wrestling magazine and elementary school that he brought, like reading it on the bus and it had like all these guys with blood and like, and I was like, oh, dude, this magazine's intense, man. You're going to get in trouble. And someone ratted on them, and the principal was like, hey, let me check your backpack. Oh my God. And looked at it and he was like, all right, don't bring this out anymore. But this is pretty cool. That's funny. We'll be right back with more of this story, but first, a word from our sponsors. It's summertime, which means I'm grilling almost every weekend. Throw all the meats at me I'll throw them on the grill, cook for my Friends. They love it. This summer adds some power players to your grilling lineup with butcher box. Butcher box is a subscription service that delivers high quality meat and seafood right to your doorstep. Choose from a carefully curated selection of 100% grass fed beef, free range, organic chicken, wild caught seafood, and more. Me personally, I'm a prime rib, condo dude. I like to just throw it on the grill, get the char on it, serve it medium rare. It's delicious. 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I've got a bunch of stuff, you know, I look at my credit card statements and I'm like, why is Roku charging me $30? Rocket money can help stop that. Start canceling your unused subscriptions and save money at rocket money dot com slash gas. That's rocket money dot com slash gas. Or download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Thank you rocket money. Yeah, all these competing series. How the hell is a sports bra's fans about to make sense of this stuff? In the end, neither race was a success. Indy was marred not only by a lack of name brand drivers, but by the death of veteran racer and pole sitter, Scott Brayton during practice. Flagpole said a meanwhile, a 12 car pile up on the starting line in Michigan forced cart to immediately red flagged the race and essentially start over. It was arguably the most disappointed weekend in the history of Indy cars. Can I go back real quick? I have a question about this. NASCAR almost had a split itself. I know we talked about it way up here, but I forgot to ask you. I think that's something we should maybe explore too. That sounds interesting. Yeah. Because it seems like they've never had this type of thing, but potentially I wonder what they did to squash it. I don't know. The interesting to look at. But Bill France showed up at all the team owners house with a 12 gauge and was like what we're going to do, Phil. Yeah, here. We could do this
"tony george" Discussed on Past Gas
"Okay. This not only caused some American fans to tune out, but it was especially upsetting to new motor speedway president Tony George. George was the grandson of Tony hallman and grew up in the tradition of Indy. And even spent time in the pit crew of the family friend A.J. Foyt. He assumed control of the family business at age 30, as was the family's tradition, hoping to return champ cars to the roots. You know, when you turn 30, your 30s is like your 20s, but with money, right? That's what they say. Looking forward to it. Yeah, aren't you 30 now? I'll be 30 in March. And then I will assume control. Of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I thought you were going to say your dad's machining business. No, he retired. You sold all that crap. Okay. What's he doing in his retirement Scott? He's working on that Bonneville car. By the time this comes out, will I be driving there? I mean, I'm going out next week. August 4th is when we'll get there. It might be the last time ever for Bonneville. Maybe. Why? They shouldn't have died. No, I don't know. Know the salt is disappearing. The hard salt layer. Oh no. Yeah. It's down to a quarter of the size it was. Like thickness? No, that actually area that you can drive, gotcha. George took particular issue with the lack of American drivers. In addition to importing road racers, cart teams had adopted the European tradition of pay drivers buying rides, aka selecting drivers who bring lucrative sponsorships or personal wealth with them. Your Latifi's your strolls. This drove away young American talent like Indiana grown Jeff Gordon, who turned to NASCAR after he and his stepfather had begged cart teams for a spot. Interesting. OJ, he was, could have been a, could have been a cart guy. Could have been. IndyCar guy, I guess. I think he probably would have been less well known. Yeah, certainly. There's a different universe where Jeff Gordon goes on to do cart and he's sponsored by borax. And he drives around borax. They call it the bubbler. Yeah. At the time, NASCAR was experiencing an explosive growth in popularity, as cart moved more towards a European style, stock car racing was threatening to take over any traditional Midwestern U.S. market. Though this concern didn't stop George from opening up the brake yard to NASCAR races, the first of which was won by Jeff Gordon. In an attempt to assuage George's concerns, cart rebranded as the more marketable Indy car and formed a new board that gave George
"tony george" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Chris Lowe earlier in the week. Walking out of the swamp, the third week of September. And we're exploring one Tony George returns to interception 80 some yards for a touchdown. I still think that's the loudest stadium I ever heard. I remember walking out of that stadium thinking, you know what? I'm not sure there's anything Manning can do the rest of the year. That's going to help him win the highest trophy. I really felt like that day as unfair as it seems that he lost the Heisman Trophy because I just didn't think there were enough voters who were going to vote for him. And we're going to hold it against him personally that he never beat Florida. Yes. So, and you know what, Chris is right. Peyton Manning was brilliant. Turned out to be one of the great pros and NFL history winning a Super Bowl and his final year of Denver, but his inability to beat Steve spurrier probably played a bigger role than it should have in costing him a Heisman. Al borges was here the other day, gorgeous gorgeous Hal borges. Have you heard that name in a while? No, nobody has. He's been MIA. But he's back. He's got a book coming out this summer about why auburn should be declared the national champion of 2000 and four. Due respect to Oklahoma, Oklahoma did not match up well with us. I don't believe Oklahoma could have beat us, but I don't believe I see could it be this for that matter. And Utah was the other one and I don't think they could have been to see this. So why would you vacate a championship when you have a champion? I mean, we won every single game. We did not have any recruiting violations. We had no issues. Did Reggie Bush is playing for USC, is that the difference in 55 to 19? I don't know. Maybe it is, but I doubt it. So we should be the national champions. I mean, I see no rational reason why we shouldn't be. But my version's a little slanted. Because she didn't play for it. Okay. The great debate today is 1966. The Alabama team versus Notre-Dame. We'll talk to the author of a book on that. With Keith Donovan, we mentioned dellinger, Eddie conyers, I think Eddie was officiating at Alabama practice in 66. We'll get his remembrances of that as well. And there is, what is that, Randy? There's breaking news from the transfer portal? Yes. Mark qbik, who has produced this show on television since the first day we were on the SEC network back in 2014. Is gone. He is leaving the program. We don't even know. Do you know where he's going? But he's.
"tony george" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Fascinating in the book hearing your recollections about growing up as the son of a famous racing driver, which is, you know, an experience that not too many people have. I mean, Jade, if I could bring you in because the Unser family in the U.S. is akin to motor sport royalty, there's the three really famous families in the petty's, the Andreas and the answers. Just how big a deal, if you can explain to people who maybe aren't familiar with U.S. mode sport, are the answers. And when were you first aware of the answers growing up as presumably a motor sport fan? Well, I can tell you for certain that in the, in my younger days, the Indy 500 was not televised live in the United States. You had to go to a local theater or a local auditorium to watch the race projected on a big screen in black and white. So I had vivid memories of 1970 going to the local auditorium and watching Al, when his very first Indy 500. So that's a very vivid young memory for me and really it only built from there. He certainly won again the following year and it continued to grow, and it is hard to describe how big the uncertain aim is and was, you just, they were sort of ever present on the IndyCar side of things. Al's uncle Barbie was just as famous as a TV commentator as he was as a racer was delayed on a flight one time in Phoenix, Arizona, and a way in the same area of the airport. I suddenly hear this voice. I didn't even need to turn around. It was uncle Bobby, so they just were icons of the sport of IndyCar. And when did you first become aware of our junior on is on his rise, you know, coming from short track over racing to then sliding into formula V can am and then on to the IndyCar scene, was he someone that because of his name, you were aware of him even before he got to IndyCar? Slightly, I was a big sprit car slash dirt track fan. So I was aware of him in his dirt track days, but I was also a fan who attended his very first Indy 500 where he drove the coup's light car that is just, like I say, still seared in my brain. Got in the way of Tom Steven. Yes, a very vivid memories of that. Of the fans thinking, what in the world is this rookie doing? He's getting in the way. So that was the first time I saw Al race in person. So it's tough to beat that memory there of his very first Indy 500. I mean, in a lot of ways, you are then the ideal guide to write this book without having been there from the start of the journey and all the way through and how this book it covers your rise in motor sport becoming a star name in your own right, but also the off track struggles as well. It's a really hard hitting read and a brutally honest one, but one that you describe in the introduction to the book as a very cathartic project for you. So when did the idea for this book first come about and was it everything was the final product everything that you had hoped it to be? Well, first off, the final product is more than I had expected. And so, you know, and I think I really think Jade for doing making it as success because Jade has a unique talent to be able to put my voice on paper so that people can read it, and that's one of the comments I've had. As a matter of fact, Tony George, I was having dinner with him the other night and he goes, I was reading it and I could hear your voice as I'm reading..
"tony george" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Tony is eleven years older than mike. That's important to point out here. He'd already written for newsday in his hometown of long island and was at the new york times when he got the attention of a rival gatekeeper in the trade. I'm george solomon. I was sports editor of the washington. Post from one thousand nine hundred seventy five. Two thousand three. I went to new york. I went to an overpriced new york restaurant to cornheiser out to lunch and we decided to offer him a job in which he would split his time between a style and sports. What was it like working with george. Solomon at the post. Tony george's the the the greatest. He knew who was good. He gave those people opportunity and the sports section of the washington post was extraordinarily democratic. You can yell and scream you know the smallest voice could yell and scream at the loudest voice and and i have great fondness in my memory for walking through the sports department at the washington post and knowing that whatever my status was it didn't mean anything now. It didn't get carried. No weight there at all because anybody could say anything to anybody and i think that made us all better and mike who is from chicago. He didn't read for the local sun-times or the tribune the papers he delivered when he was working as a teenager. Mike got his start as an intern for two summers at the paper. Watergate made famous. So they're twenty of us and explain to you. How twenty of you and maybe two of you will make it to of you will make the cut to of you lottery. Picks can come back and work here. And so tom was sick catacombs. Something and they said Tom wilkinson can't take you to lunch. But Bob woodward we'll lunch you'll be taking you to your lunch today like seriously people like throwing up in the locker room. It's like you. Bob woodward there's no Lebron james taking high school seniors to lunch. That's what this is and In today's parlance and he took to lunch. And who the hell knew what he said. Because you're looking at. Bob woodward george solomon looked at intern. Mike wilbon and eventually decided to hire him. Full-time and from there mike antonis reputations grew as did their voices like you've been described as the best deadline writer in american newspapers. Yee's what did deadlines present to you that that's probably the compliment. That means the most to me. I have ever received professionally but sometimes the biggest games of people's lives. I was writing those games. I was trusted to write those ultimately. Because i wanted to go there on deadline or write it. I wanted to do that. A couple of occasions all the olympics. The the great great great things at the olympics. I saw cathy freeman winning the four hundred and sydney and it was the first. I think i ever wrote to my own tears sobbing at the result but i may deadline. He developed sources to where You know when he was at the washington post today when he's at espn. No one has better sources and better contacts in the world of sports and michael. Wilbon tony on. The other hand was both a magazine. Ready stylist and a critic. Not so much the mixer and the mingling type but the guy who would say it like he saw and often say it's our cast about anybody and he helped make that sports section really matter even to the giants of straight news reporting people like woodward and bernstein and the post's top editor ben bradlee. There was a democracy to the way. Ben ran newsroom. In the way he walked through i mean when he walked through everybody. Look that's been bradley. But then would come to the sports section. All the time and hang out. He hung out in the sports section with george with everybody who was working at that time because he wanted to know about the football team and he wanted you know he wasn't as crazy about basketball but football he understood. That was selling papers. Don graham who owned the paper in all the time that i was there don graham love basketball loved you know. He mourned for the baseball team. We didn't have and then we got it again eventually loved football as well so when you are dealing with large presences who like what you do that it just makes it easier because there is on many newspapers there in his an inherent prejudice against the sports section. It is the toys and games like you. People shoot people not real reporters. What does that newsroom. Like pratice place over. Its monument park in yankee stadium. The word that often gets thrown around describing that newsroom at the post. Tony is lively. What was your role in the liveliness of that newsreel. Well i didn't. I didn't have people sit on whoopee cushions or anything like that. Unwelcome chatty chatty will on his chatty we watch things we talk about them. We had a little bit loud. Everybody in that section. Was that way if you weren't shatti. What what was the point of you working there when kornheiser and wilbon eventually became columnists Which was our good fortune. They had offices across the hall from each other very close and they would banter and yell and scream just if they do now on television in fact they did it so often that Very often Our neighbors i the The book world section would come and say is there any you could get them these two guys that tone it down. I know this is a great shock to Your crew and everybody. Espn but at times. Tony tends to complain and life would not be. You know fit fulfill if kornheiser wasn't catching about something you're editor at the washington post. George salomon when we talked to him. He used the word kavech over and over again. That pretty well. I'm trying to syllables. But you've done with the batch. It's not vet smet vetch event. Yeah i don't know he's talking about. I don't think of myself as a chronic complainer which is what that would imply. I don't think of myself that way at all. I know other people didn't like it. We didn't care of people got tired of tony. Me being loud and six thirty on deadline we can give a damn. I still don't give a damn. I run into people occasionally. Who used to work at the post who you antonia who -gratulations but my god you were so distracting and i wanna throw up a middle finger. I knew i shouldn't have that attitude. But i do. Well i've always said many times that i saw. Pti seven or eight years before pta was ever created because my desk was kitty corner to there to death and every day to people these two fleas to hurricanes yelling at each other across the all. David aldridge is the editor in chief of the washington bureau of the athletic and he was at the washington post from nineteen eighty seven to nineteen ninety-six. And tony would come out and say what's the capital of macedonia. And mike would say. Shut up i got jordan on the line..
"tony george" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"Freak. Holy cow. I haven't breathed that hard in a very long time. Goodness, that was Refreshing. We'll be right back. No, we just had to take the stairs. She takes serious morning too. I got up on the elevator. You saw guys special key, and he he called the elevator for you. I don't know how he did it. He had to take a fireman for yourself, do something and He let me up, So I had to take the stairs. I didn't know where they were. I know me either have to go find the stairs to get up here and you're going five floors. Dude, when you're out of shape five floors like that's like, come on. I was helping him puffing by the third floor. My legs were burning my burning pretty quick and I do palette. And I'm like, what am I paying for? What's happening? Cody Green speak. So, um, Wow. So up the stairs and the mask on for, like, half the way And I'm like, Why is my mask on? What am I doing this only in the stairwell? Who cares? I'm literally huffing and puffing going up these stairs. It was ridiculous. The security guys stopped me as I was walking in, and he said, just you know, you have take the stairs and I said, okay, and he pointed me in the direction of where I was supposed to go. But then he said something about with the construction going on the building. There was smoke this morning or so he said something about smoke and fire and elevators. And then he said he can't call until eight. So so many people are going to have to take the stairs this morning. Yeah. I mean, that's just morning shows and stuff. I mean, who else comes in before eight, but I heard Well, I was in grad floors to the other floors. I don't know if they're go getters enough. I don't see those people like this One. Downstairs is one, um, play sisters where they do like casting or something. Mhm. I see them every now and then. Uh oh, The good old days. The Simpsons. Honestly that at all? But the good old days when all the The Hardys? Yes. Lined up outside, reading their scripts and stuff. Hotties on both sides of the fence. Yeah. Great looking guys. Great looking girls sitting on that couch waiting to go in right and you'd walk out and be like, Hey, Best of luck. Oh, thank you, And I don't know who you are. They think maybe you're like a producer. Some of the go. Thank you reading through those lines. Yeah, Yeah. Yeah. You want me to get him running with? You know that's okay. So now you're a weirdo. Okay, fine. Well, here we are. It is Tuesday mornings one of 43 my FM. Good morning. 866544. My FM Tony George sent by she has the morning Trapattoni what is going on? Well, they wrapped up with the problem in Burbank, south bound side of the five to come up on western. So all lanes reopen there, so you drive as much improved, But if you're still ahead of five south, you're going to run into problems getting into commerce. There's an accident at Atlantic and right now they have all lane stops. Looks like it was a motorcycle involved with trying to get that out the middle of the road. So you come into a quick stop there just before the 60 north downside of the five a little sluggish from the 65 over towards Atlantic and then better up. How did you get into Glendale? Problems in south L A 1 10 freeway South bound side Just before you get to century, four cars involved. That's taken away. The middle lane to the main lines of traffic is backed up. They're coming away from exposition. Mhm side of the one tenses from Manchester about Adams and then still pretty good speeches. You get into the downtown stretch and then coming out of Corona westbound side of the 91 just past Green River. There was a car that broke down that was blocking the second lead from the left. He ran out of gas, so they were able to get them off to the shoulder now, but that driving the 91 is tough coming out of Riverside. You're seeing delays at Van Buren Boulevard all the way over towards Green River, so definitely need some more time there to get into Orange County. The traffic report sponsored by Mercedes Benz at Mercedes AMG. Giving 110% isn't just possible. It's mandatory. They squeeze every last drop of performance out of every last coupe sedan, Roadster and SUV visit M b u S a dot com slash AMG Mercedes AMG Driving Performance MATTER Traffic I'm Tony Jordan with Valentine in the morning on one of 43, my FM from the register for Ben MGM using bonus code I Heart and Your first Bet will be risk free up to $1000 that needs if you lose your first wage. You'll get your.
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"tony george" Discussed on LBC Election 2019
"It's just him basically reading these poems and wandering around a bit but he is amazing. He is mesmerizing lee. Brilliant as an actor and doing it as balls. He's utterly amazed coats amazed. I wou i would. I would oop sorry to your phone. It was my phone number to some was calling me. We'll turn into by gaurav right. Tony george says longtime listener first-time question. I love listening every week to the analysis and banter in question for jackie to follow in light of the prime minister pretty counterfactual. I was wondering about how counterfactual work do. You have to seek permission from the person you're writing about or show them what you've written prior to publication or as it is effectively fiction. Can you just write what you'd like. The answer is you can write what you like. I mean within the laws of libel. And whatever i'm actually gonna send pretty patel. Copy this because i know she knows about it because conor burns he was on politics. Live with me. He said before the program that he talked to her about it and told her who are putting her cabinet but not say. There was one name which was mentioned she simple. Even i wouldn't do that. Jackie what is the by the way. If you'd like a copy off prime minister pretty and other things that never happened. Twenty-three counterfactual essays go to politicos dot co dot. uk. Even sign it for you jackie. What is the most outrageous thing that's ever been written about you. That wasn't true. We could be overnight for this bloody l. You wanna star well loads of stuff but there was one..
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"Whatever he spent it on I don't know what you want to call it. I mean it seems. It all seems pretty unnecessary in hindsight. But the bottom line is is that Tony georgian and forsyth calico just got tired of spending their own money and they realized that they were going to continue to be throwing money down a black hole until they tried to work together and salvage something out of the disaster that the community collectively had created. But it but it seems like the that least george was was pushing on that five hundred and leveraging that television contracts and that kind of stuff where cart seem to be fumbling a bit when it came to a similar top tier coverage looks like cart was on speed channel the for cable and they were buying time on. Cbs and stuff. I mean it just seems to me that that both sides were. It's like a like a. I wouldn't call it a heavyweight fight but to sort of punch drunk fighters kind of going into later rounds and it's kind of like nobody really. Nobody's winning and nobody's gonna come out ahead unless something on the somebody kind of rings the bell and maybe you know calls calls back to both corners. Well they were both on. Abc espn Up until early two thousands. And i mean the bottom line is abc. Espn always valued their relationship with the indianapolis motor speedway. And the indy. Five hundred more than they did over on cart and carts relationship with television deteriorated badly in the late nineties. the cart ceo. Andrew craig was kind of forced out in two thousand. And i mean that's honestly when the bottom started falling out for them because he did a good job of keeping everybody unified motivated in managing the company and from two thousand onward. It was a disaster for carton. Obviously they lasted less than four years before they went into bankruptcy. You know it's In high there were there were two groups that tried to outspend each other than i got tired of spending money. So how does how does it get rectified. Then as the as the off play out there was a recombination if you will Maybe kinda describe sort of how that sort of came about. And and frankly how the years sort of played i'd afterwards because you hinted at the beginning of our conversation it really hasn't fully healed until very recently. How do we get here in the midst of that kind of. Hey we need to do something to kind of. Maybe make things right again. Well everybody realized how stupid it was and everybody realized. I mean all you had to do is look at the. The lack of people going to hire l. races and even the decline of some of the champ car races of the as they were known at the time like long beach. I mean the the decline was there for all the sea and by two thousand six. Two thousand seven you had to. You made the heavyweight fighter. You know Comparison you had these two devalued. Eighteen car series. That really weren't going anywhere and everyone in the community understood that the fighting and the prolonging of the conflict was stupid an unnecessary but the one common denominator from the nineties. Onward is there was some type of negotiation and an apparent. You know inroads to getting back together. Tony george was always the guy that walked away and finally throughout two thousand six two thousand seven a group of people to a lesser extent. Al spire firestone was involved. Robert clarke of honda was involved. Ultimately came down to mario andretti and paul newman. The actor that got kevin calico vin. And tony george to sit down at the table. Long enough calico. Tony enjoyed each other's companies. They're they're they. They enjoy a night out. They enjoy a glass of wine and socializing and and they they made a connection socially before they were able to even after that it took him two years to to bring together a business deal but it was mainly driven by. Mario andretti and he you know he said to me at one point says i got him together to the altar several times. I just can't get them to say i do. And he finally did and what it took in and you know he explains this kind of perspective. At the back of my book was he had to get calvin to agree to let tony. George be the leader of it and you know there is certainly within the card side of the industry. There's there's always been kind of an anti tony. George sentiment and that was big. You know they said let's get together. We're going to have tony. Be the front man. He's going to be the leader. And mario told me that he's never seen a guy sell himself. The way tony. George did to to to be the man to put himself in the position and whether it was pressure from his family or whether he just felt like he'd won the war and didn't have anything else to accomplish The bottom line is a little more than two years after the split ended in february. Two thousand eight By the summer of two thousand ten. Tony george was out and it's never really been. Tony doesn't do interviews. It's never really been properly explained Essentially the family wanted him to step down from his roles with the indianapolis motor speedway and home and company and focus on the i. r. l. because they felt that the home and business as a whole they needed him to focus on that and he chose not to continue as the leader of the i. r. l. And it's a mystery from everybody for you. Know for mario to kevin calico van to whoever tony's a private guy. He's not going to talk about it. But you know this happened in two thousand ten and there really hasn't been. There's been a void in leadership since then and i started writing my book and twenty seventeen and i got to a point of well. How am i gonna end this thing. And and i felt really fortunate. And i think the entire enter indycar community should feel really fortunate that at the end of twenty nineteen roger penske out of the blue and announced his agreement to acquire home and company and with the indianapolis motor speedway in the indycar series. And it's it was a remarkable closure that nobody saw coming. It's interesting because you're mentioning february. Two thousand eight. I mean march twenty. Actually i think was april twentieth. Right two thousand eight when this no sorry. I think it was in march right. Was this i if you will merge event i put it in quotes right Instead mario eight right so the gains co auto insurance indy. Three hundred for those of you paying attention there. So but it's taken. Since that sort of i guess that mark on the bedpost until now to kind of maybe close and maybe harmonize once again. This decades-long distraction. I guess that so. I guess the question really in there is now that that's sort of been achieved. And that sort of that purchase happened and somebody like roger penske in the mix. What do you think from your perspective which is probably unique. What do you think happens now going forward. You know we've seen a decline in nascar for example. I'm just wondering where and what sort of comes from the now next chapter in this story from your perspective. What what do you think's going to happen..
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"He chose to drop a nuclear bomb. So so is this tony. Georgia's kind of You mentioning mentioning nascar new mentioning jeff. Gordon is interesting because he's hard ease kind of a a side Topic i guess to all this but but he's probably indicative of something here right. I guess at least in you started tidal wave. Jeff gordon went. Nascar was instantly successful. And all of a sudden you had ryan newman. And dave blaney and tony stewart. I mean tony. Stewart to his credit. He he was a hoosier kid. He wanted to raise indy cars. And because of the i. r. l. He is the one poster boy. Success story of the irs putting short-track guy in an indycar guyon and having him show success but it didn't lead them having an along indycar career. It didn't lead to him. Winning the indy. Five hundred three times. And you know. Driving indy cars for fifteen or twenty years. He went to nascar soon. As you want an indie card an i. r. l. championship. So so what. I'm what i'm getting here. Getting at. Though i guess this is this is just as am i right in in sort of putting this out there. That may be in georgia's mind that this is. This is almost like a a battle. Maybe a looming battle between that of nascar and that of what was in could be quote unquote indycar racing. Almost feels like that. This was a split. Maybe for the attention of of the american racing enthusiast. Let's be clear. Nascar was a dictatorship by bill. France and bill france junior from day one was much less. It's much less soon now. Of course but certainly certainly up up. Until the brian france sierra it was one man made the decisions and tony. George had bill france junior telling him that in one ear at bernie ecclestone another example of a guy. Who's the one guy that is the the be all end all decision maker. He had these two guys telling him. You need to take control of this. They need you. You don't need them and ultimately everybody found out that they do need each other. That's interesting so this is almost an emulation. Perhaps by him to take this and maybe either return it to its roots or sort of. Lay down the law so to speak. But it also seems to me that by even sort of centralizing that the thought process and leveraging the proverbial crown jewel of s and in the five hundred indianapolis five hundred and it feels like a leverage play right. It's like hey guess what guys you can't do this without the indy. Five hundred as part of the as the crown jewel right. Here's here's the crux of it. I mean he had a lotta worthy goals. American drivers will tracks and all that and yes. He did leverage the indy. Five hundred but the bottom line is that he devalued the indy. Five hundred by leveraging at the way he did he could have gone about trying to gain greater control or bigger voice in indycar racing in many different ways other than starting a competing series against the cart indycar series at a time when indycar racing was at historic high levels of success in every measure. Okay so let's let's talk then more specifically about the early nineties and the the the the literal split i we were talking about the fishers. That sort of led up to this sort of major issue but you you're describing sport that at this time. The late eighties was really gaining steam. Getting a lot of attraction this cable television thing you know that that got fed with more and more events and stuff and it seems like it was a pie that was growing for all concerned. But maybe maybe can get a little granular of to sort of like what truly transpired. You're mentioning it this indycar this. Irl sort of offshoot and stuff. But maybe you can kind of sort of set the table for kind of what really happens in in ninety two specifically With this truly out in the open split well in november of ninety one. Tony george went to a card owners meeting and he made a proposal to essentially take over the company and they more or less laughed in his face. He got back on the airplane to go home. He m. f. hallway and said i'll show those guys and it took until march of ninety four in march of ninety four. He announced that he was going to form a new series of indycar races. Based around the indianapolis five hundred and nobody took him seriously and he kept making announcements. They were kind of vague and oblique and he held his ground and just kept saying look. I'm going to start a new series. It's gonna start nineteen ninety-six in of ninety five. He announced that starting spots for every one of his. Irl races including the indy. Five hundred would be reserved for ira points leaders and that was the message that if the cart teams didn't run the first dayrell race or the first two. Irl races of nineteen ninety-six. They would be effectively. Shooting for eight eligible positions in indy five hundred starting field and given the options that were being presented to them. The cart team owners chose not to participate in the nineteen ninety six indianapolis five hundred at the time. Roger penske owned michigan speedway they least michigan speedway from him and they staged a race called the us. Five hundred on may twenty ninth nineteen ninety-six in direct competition with the indy. Five hundred are. Let's talk about that for a second. Because this is obviously the the height of lunacy. Right i mean. In retrospect right and and big boys and their toys right so how how I don't even remember how this went down on television and stuff that that day and and how this was playing by the way all the way in the background of course is the world six hundred two on nascar circuit to so much race if you're sagan much later in the day much later today but but if you're a race fan right in again there's also i think there's also a formula one event usually very early the monaco right usually many years. Yes right so. I guess race fans this is like oh boy. This is like the ultimate a full house. I guess. But but i. I'm really curious about how these two indycar. Let's call it and i know that's what the official term per se in this case but you to directly competing races siphoning off the talent into what to mediocre events on the same day now well ninety percent of the talent was on the card side based on the statistics In the nineteen ninety-six indy. Five hundred there were a total of six indycar race. Wins on the grid and three of them were achieved by our alliance dyke In the grid for the us five hundred at one hundred thirty one indycar race wins so it was portrayed as at michigan for cart. They had the cars and stars. And at the indy five hundred it was portrayed as a bunch of low budget rubes who had no business being there and what transpired was the indy. Five hundred started at its traditional time of eleven. Am wish they'd go back to those days and.
"tony george" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"The change in the world that you want to see. And we appreciate 1000 bucks. Could we wait. 10 o'clock this morning. Easy money. Tony George's final Check the morning traffic. Tell me what's going on. Well, Caltrans has set up shop on the eastbound side of the 91 at Harbor. They have the car pulling taken away until two o'clock this afternoon, and unfortunately, you're seeing pretty heavy delays as you're coming away from, not have some patients there be work zone alert is Caltrans is on the scene. Working with the drains. Their westbound side of the 91 is slow coming through the Anaheim Hills stretch from Imperial Highway. It's about Kramer. Go sell, and then it is better through that Fullerton stretch. South bound by the 57 slows down from about your Belinda will full of art to the 91. Of course. Speaking of the 91 we have the SIG alert in Gardena 1 10 Freeway south on connect her to the eastbound side of the 91. That transition road is shut down for the next few hours because of a crash with an overturned big rig. You're seeing the backup Beijing coming away from Alondra. If you're on that, 1 10 south bound, Get off it. Rosecrans, Redondo Beach Boulevard and head east bound from there again. The 1 10 south connector to the eastbound side, the 91 to shut down for the next at least three hours they're saying Now we've got problems on the north bound side of the 605 Just quick action. The 60 crash there. That's blocking too. Right lanes, the backup it Whittier Boulevard South found six of five recovering from earlier gravel spill That's still kind of busy from Whittier to the five This traffic reporter sponsored by Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, Relax, refresh and enjoy a waterfront hospitality at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina with fresh air yoga classes, stand up paddleboard lessons, tennis, bicycle, renters, bicycle rentals and smores. Now stay two nights and get the third night free All 6192912900 and ask for code B o g After traffic. Antoni Jordan with Valentine in the morning and water for three, My mom Call 1888 farmers to switch and you could save an average of $470 on your auto insurance. That's a lot of money in just a few minutes with savings like that. You could be lounging on an impractical amount of ornate and overpriced throw pillows he bought for your couch. But you won't because you're better with money than that. That's why you're calling us in the first place. Call 1888 Farmers to get a quote today are farmers nationwide Annual savings on December 2020 100, My farmer structure,.
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"And then actually, I've done that before the old male into yourself, Right. Put a wax stamp on the back of it like I'm from 1605. Okay. All right, Kevin. Thank you for the show. Good to be back, but Thank you for your show. Good to be back, Joel. Thank every show. Thank you for your show, Right? Thank you. For the show Your show. Have a wonderful day. Be the change the world that you want to see it as you go out there know that people care about you very special to us. Tony George is the final check the morning traffic. Tony, What's going on? Well, some good news to wrap up the morning they've canceled the sig alert on the 7 10 Freeway south. Downside is coming up on Atlantic. Two left lanes have been reopened The drive Salud, but so coming away from the five freeway, but definitely improving quickly. Right. Downside. The 17. You'll see brake lights between Imperial Highway and about Firestone. Sam found side of the 605 a busy right from Beverly to the five freeway and write down side barely slowing down as you approach the five overs about telegraph I know where it was happening yet, but south outside of the 14 3 ways you're coming up on sand Canyon, seeing traffic come to a pretty quick stop there already backed up. It always does, say, canyon. So if you see what's going on, let me know when the traffic tip line pounded to 50 on your cell phone. Key word, so Cal traffic Traffic reporter sponsored by the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Essential Workers are the foundation of our economy. Our families and communities depend on them. If you're concerned about your safety of work due to cope in 19 take action. Learn your rights. Visit D I r dossier dot Go Forward slash Coben, Not your traffic. I'm Tony Jordan with Valentine in the morning. And what a 43 my album. I want to feel the love this Valentine's Day, download best beans from the APP store or Google play. It's possibly the best puzzle game out there..
"tony george" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"My heart for three. My family's Valance in the morning. There's a instagram post. I gotta repost. It was just so funny. And you'd never find it on your own one of these, you know, Post that I particularly follow myself that none of you ever fall. There's no reason to. So it's called, like Cork daily or something like that, And it's about, you know. Things from Cork, which is a town that my mom and dad grew up in this stuff, So it's back in Ireland, and there's this old Irish guy playing the guitar is quite good. Right is an older guy and he goes to sing. I showed it to Brian, and it goes the singing his dentures pop out the dentist fall on the floor, and then his little dog picks up the dentures. You see some of the floor that he wants, and he bites on him. And then the dog has a big denture smile. They're losing it. I'm gonna tag Valerie that will put it up at Valence in the morning Instagram at Valentine in the morning. It's very funny. It's very funny. Got her and we're gonna talk to my mom today. I remember when I was a kid because God rest his soul. My dad had dentures. My mom is dangerous. I think I could say this out getting the trouble because back then You know, didn't flaws every day or were you guys don't call it all off? S O. Dental care wasn't a big thing back when they were growing up his kids and stuff like that, So unfortunately, both got dentures. Tether teeth taken out lawsuit teeth later on in life and adventures. And it was the weirdest thing to hear my mom. Dad, speak to me the morning without their dentures in, you know something you get used to it at first. It would be quite scary. Yeah, Mom, I'm Nick. I'm just go get your bed right now. Get out your bed right now. It was like, Oh, my gosh. I remember that with my grandparents when I was a kid that would interest you. Yeah. If I would go in there their room and see the teeth sitting side of the bed liquid whatever that was wanted freaked me out. Yeah, Water. They put some stuff in it sometimes be sitting right next to the side of the bed and stuff. My God. I will never forget when you know you're driving into your school. There's that long car line that you have to sit in order to get in. There was a grandpa who would walk his granddaughter to schools. We'd see him every day while we're waiting in her car, and he would take his dentures and kind like pop. Um, and then they would twist and then he pushed him back into his mouth. As he was walking, and I always remembered that guy with the dentures, flipping his teeth around in and out as he walked up to school. Just so little fidget spinner or something? Yeah, something for him to do. Yeah. Fidget spinner of the mouth was dentures. Oh, my gosh, It's funny. Tell you, though, Before my dad passed away. This is private. About 23 years. I think he got a new pair of dentures and I've got veneers. So I paid a lot for these teeth in front here, and I know Allie has been years too. And she's talking about Mr. Um, this would drive her crazy too. My dad's new dentures. I was like, you're God. They were great. They look like the risk that a teeth ever I was like, What is that? I paid X amount of dollars. For what? I got my mouth here on he gets some dentures done. It's like those look Fantastic. I was like, so I was taking a picture of them like your smile. Expert of the mind. You have to pay for this lucky I was like, Oh, my gosh. Yeah, it's crazy. Right. 6 14 Ronnie didn't check in with you today. How are you doing today? I'm doing great. Thanks, man. Happy Friday, All right? That's why I didn't check it. Tony George's advice Tuesday morning traffic.
"tony george" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"Serve, Mai said with Emily. It's Valentine in the morning, my FM good morning friends. Valentine is making coffee here in the background. So Jill and I are chatting with you. How you feeling, Joe? Okay. I got to the point yesterday where I had to step away from the news and reading everything online. And so I just decided to just put something on on the TV and I guess can I guess Glee. You're starting glee over from the beginning. No, no, This is a show I have never seen before. That a lot of people talk about that. I just I've seen like episodes here there when it's on TV. But I don't really know anything about the characters. But I just had it out of the background. So I'm guessing maybe, like the office or something. Arrested development. New girl. Okay. It's a good one. I started it from the very beginning. And I feel like this is a show. I'm really gonna love. I watched a couple episodes last night. Just kind of put me in a more positive space, And I think I'm gonna love it. Sure you'll be happy to hear that alien. I decided to pause Cobra Kai and we'll pick it back up soon. But now we're officially into the Queen's gambit. We tried to start in a couple weeks ago but got distracted. So now we're gonna try to knock that one out before we get back to Cobra Kai. Oh, you guys are gonna love it. It's so good, and I got a ton of episodes so you'll be able to make your way through it quickly. Such a good show. There's so much all you have on TV. Did you watch that one Val Queen scam bit or No, No, I just heard you say that in the back of studio make me coffee. I haven't watched Queen's gambit. I've heard good things about it. Um You like about? I'm sure he would've surely wouldn't have said things about shows like that for you before Jill and you've never taken my advice. So, um, somewhere in time still sits, Dusty Anna. Shelf somewhere never to be watched by Jill. I'm sure it would like about man. We got to the bridge of 10 and you don't we watch the other day again. We turned it on, and I would start it from the beginning again. Downtown Abbey. We've watched that movie now, like four or five times I love down to them. And that's why I like Bridget into because it's It's a dirty downtown abbey, you know. Yeah, but I know Queens give its great maybe one of these times to get into it. But I'm backed up in so many things like man. I don't know where I am on Outlander. I don't know where I am on the crown. I think I've missed a bunch of the crown as well. Some so backed up on my period pieces. I just I can't seem to find the time. With the way life is just to sit down and do stuff because, you know, college schedule still demanding everything years ago in a castle in Inglewood, you want to live that life if you could. I'd absolutely live that life if that life was Bridger 10 or downtown Abbey or something like that. Yeah, I'd live that life. I wouldn't live in the reality. Of knowing that there's no antibiotics and everything was going to kill me. And, you know, I get a disease in a heartbeat or something like that. But the romanticized life I'd love. Yeah, I'd wanna be of royal stature, though. I wouldn't want to be the pig farmer that provides that no e think I'd be a great royal stature type person to sit by the fire and have a sip of my brandy. In the evening hours. Charlie's gonna bring missing tea. Got to be some sort of like fantasy camp for people like you That would, brother, you know, just like a week or something of living like that. That's not bad Cab, a fantasy camp to be a royal Fantasy Royals camp Something like that. Yeah, I'd love that. I'd be there for that, too. That lady at towns and having to make a ton of money, Highclere Castle. She did that. They've got 50 plus rooms and hi, Claire. That's great. Do you get showers and stuff like you still have some modern amenities or know how far back you go on this quest of your going back to the time of downtown abbey like the 18 hundreds? That's what it said right till 18 hundreds 18 19, so I forget it might be Might be early 19 hundreds of think Yes. Plenty. Hot water, Then they've got boilers downstairs. That's the 19 Hundreds. Okay, you know, pride like 19 forties. It begins in 1912 buckets of World War one. So goes the world once it was Yeah. You've got boilers and stuff like that. If you take it back into the 18 hundreds and stuff, then they're bringing hot water to your room. So you don't necessarily have a shower, but you've got hot water. The servants bring it up and stuff. No phones. No no screens. No TV is nothing like that. That's fine with me. That's fine. I was also the same guy that said, I would have moved in with Joaquin Phoenix to the village. Oh, yeah, That's right. Was that him in the village? Joaquin Phoenix? Yeah. I want to say it was, Yeah. Yeah, I thought that was pretty cool, too. I like that whole vibe. Just living out in the woods. There. Everybody gather around the Thanksgiving table stuff. The whole town take care of each other. It's a good movie under very moving my opinion. I've never seen that 10. It's really good. It's scary to its very, very scary. You'd like that movie. Actually, you would like it's a period piece. That you would like, Technically kind of lets the A Hey, Hey, hey, don't say anything. My FM Tony George said by she's got more to trap Tony was going on. With the sun going. Sigalert is tying you up on the 91 eastbound.
"tony george" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"My family's fell into the morning, Ed Sheeran. That's new. It's called Afterglow. Great song. When it came out, like Right away, I had to listen to it. I saw on his instagram. He announced this one last week or something he and actually, it was a couple of skill. Yeah, more confusing my timeline. So he announced that he dropped the song like Oh, man, I gotta hear this and right away. I was like, Oh, that's good. It's like classic sharing right there. Oh, yeah, It's such a good son, and he did say it's not necessarily like a single from another record. It's kind of a one off he had recorded a while ago. This doesn't mean there's a new album on the way right next couple months or anything. Funny cause, they said this classic sharing. It sounds just like I wanted to sound, but I also feel like Is that wrong for me to pigeon hole and into a sound I want him to have because his songs you know, affect me so much. You know, it's It's the castle on the hill. It's the afterglow. It's just you. You know is a picture in my jeans pocket over that line is he just says that vibe about him in these songs, and I just No. Eventually going to branch out, Try different stuff, Probably and he has. He's in, you know, put hip hop in there with some of this stuff, but now he's kind of throwing it back to the acoustic style. And if that's what you like, You shouldn't feel bad about that because I don't like to hip hop. Like I don't like it a bit honest. I don't like it. All right. Good morning. It's one of 43 My fan. This is Val inside the morning 6 13. It's Monday, January 4th 2021 Here we are 2021 folks we made it to this year. It's gonna be an interesting, you know, first quarter, so to their lot of vaccines being rolled out everything lot of stuff happening. Please be safe and be kind as you start this new year because it's 2020 was a tough one for a lot of people from election to viruses to just all the stuff we got hit within 2020. You know now is a chance to kind of reset and start your day on the right foot every single day. Do the best you can to start a day with us because we'll put in a good mood. We're just a bunch of friends hanging out here in front of microphones. We're doing that name that tune the cerebral. Yes, we are, sir. Have you guys seen the promo for that? Fox shows coming out? Yeah, that's great. Looks really cute. I wanna play name that tune this hour. So if you wanna play name that tune if you think you're good You can hear a piece of music and tell May who sings it and all that stuff 866544 Myatt them. What's the prize? Well, today, our friends at Fox sent over $250. We're gonna do this for the next couple of days, and the money gets bigger every single day. Really? Wow. Are you auditioning to be that announcer for the show? I do feel like I could do that Very easily. World today It's $250. Please stay to Tony George's the Morning traffic..
2019 Big Sky Tournament picks, predictions
"Start with the Big Sky conference is a conference you when I actually like to talk about quite a bit over the course of the year here. Some very interesting things in this conference beginning with the fact that we've got a new venue in Boise, Idaho. Yeah. You know, this is the new you. I don't have any numbers on how it how it would do. But I think it's probably an under arena. You know? I mean, if you look at the images of this shoes for hockey, and boxing, doesn't like the best backdrop to me. I would venture to guess at the under will do pretty well here. I'm pretty sure the under will be steamed in these Big Sky game. So if you do like, the underneath games, I was just you play the earlier rather than later wanna get we talked about this with Tony George on Thursdays show. You know, he talked about how sometimes having a by really isn't an advantage for a team the six through eleven seeds play here in the first round on Wednesday. In fact, the first game of this tournament nine thirty AM Pacific time between northern Arizona and Sacramento state. But those six eleven teams get a chance to play again, she has to go out on play at this arena. I believe Idaho state. I think played at Boise state during the regular season. That was the only team that played in this. Venue? So we look at the rest of this conference tournament here. We've break down some of the odds in the Big Sky. You know, it's it's I don't wanna say it's completely wide open. But at the same time, you do have a favorite here Montana plus one sixty northern Colorado 235 Weaver state, five fifty eastern Washington nine hundred and then on down from there. Yeah. And I see the lines of changing right as we speak here on this Big Sky conference to talk about we've talked about it here quite a bit. Like, you said cap can arg would I think this is an interesting conference, and there's money to be made in games like this as far as standpoint here the way, I would break this down as Montana's the best team here if they're healthy. And I I don't think it's very close if Montana's healthy, but ako going to play tomorrow believe that's like pronounce it wrong. I apologize there. But the big man, they need him, you know, much higher upside with him. I think that Montana his vulnerable without him. You know, they've shown that here down the stretch. The thing is I think we are we states very dangerous team. They're they're far more talented than their record would suggest but a tough path for them. Because if you look at Weeber states drawl here, I mean, we were state plays Portland state in the first game Portland's been playing some really good basketball, Portland states another team. I would consider. Asleep or here in this conference?