8 Burst results for "Tony Petit"
"tony petit" Discussed on The Business of Esports
"And twelve years Growing major league baseball and he was hired august seventeenth twenty twenty and now he stepping down. He was supposed to be heading up. their media and sports business basically He was president of sports and entertainment. So who who here has a theory on. Why are we were like nine months into his stint at activision blizzard. This was a very high profile higher. Where did this fall apart. Anyone have a tin foil hat. Theory here paul. You introduced this segment. Can you do your tinfoil hat. I think we're all a bit intimidated by so eager. Your anyone have a theory actually. I'm really curious. I actually don't i. I really am curious. What i would never hired him in the first place i. I'm struggle with a theory on this one. That's that's kind of point. I don't know how things larry bot he. He came in with all these great ideas and he was going to transform activision blizzard sports. And you know activists just a recalcitrant company. And they couldn't they couldn't. They couldn't bring in his amazing new theories that were just who revolutionary rock the boat too much and so it just was like oil and water and he was too revolutionary to fit in theory. I like it. i like it by the way christian. Says you can send me your address. I'll send you tin foil hats. Then you can turn it into an nfc. Now we're talking. William you were gonna say something. I want jimmy go jimmy. I appreciate away and pick you and you know. I don't really know how things are done. At this high of a level by the scenes i would imagine. There's a lot of discussion before any new initiative is launched. There's a lot of data collected In research to decide on whether or not that's what they're gonna do. It seems like nine months perhaps is too short for anything that he that tony patisserie would have done to have come to fruition by now so i i do. Actually i know a joke. But like the oil and water thing it sounds more perhaps like it was a clash of personalities. Or just a bad. You know bad behavioral fit where he got the job because a maybe a one on one environment or in a friendly environment with bobby kotik. There was something there but then in the workplace environment. It didn't come across as well. I wanna make this less about the person. Because i'm sure he's very obviously very accomplished and smart a good guy. But you know it's mentioned in this article and it's sort of mentioned so quickly that you you can gloss over it. But i think i'm like i'm i was deadly curious when i read this what this actually means. But it says in the article that and this is from their official statement activision blizzard. And tony petit president of sports. Entertainment have parted ways in connection with tony's departure we may invest in a venture which is unrelated to e sports but cannot share details. At this time. I did catch. I remember reading that and actually being what does that. What what. What are they talking. I mean maybe he's starting a business. Maybe maybe it has something to do with sports gaming related right. I bet it's media related. If i get i mean. Obviously now. Wildly speculative before we. That's why it's the tim foil hats now. But it's fascinating a the way that's written you..
"tony petit" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Priceless. doug. I'll even for colonists the her wherever you may be our. You may be making us part of your day. Thanks so much doug gottlieb. So i haven't a you program and what what happened was my dad was a my dad was a high school. Coach became cared tex winter staff and when they got fired tex winter staff in nineteen eighty four at long beach state. He went to oregon state for year. And then he. He coached and some minor league professional stop. He did some scouting he was supposed to be the head coach of a ib a which was the six foot. Four and under league. Scotty brooks was his first. Pick of the draft. Bo jackson was his last pick right and then my dad started. What was a travel program and became an a. You program became a basketball academy and really he started a business and that business was it had it together so He would you know put together so he would you know put together a a tape game tape of a player senate to a college that he thought the kid could play at and try and get players. I say that so that now having my own a u. program. Coaching my own son and having teams from eleven to fourteen. I wanna build from the youth level into the high school level and it's it's interesting to kind of parachute into this world where they had the circuit now and as the son of a coach. But there's a guy. I played against in college. Who there's a guy i played against in college who he was really good. I mean he gave us fits stainless rafer young outrage young played at texas tech texas tech. If you remember him in the mid nineties they had dr they had darvin ham. Who's going to be an nba head coach. They had tony. Petit was a first round draft pick They had gerald sasser and then they had stand bonowitz a great passer and shooter and ray young and they had corey car they add dudes dudes and i remember hell an eight nine years ago. Which oklahoma is like no and they'd send it like this kid would try and do some things shoot from range. Like i just hadn't seen the kid that level and so we kinda reconnected. And you know privately. We shared his. He shared his thoughts on what school he wanted to go to and end up. Picking oklahoma lead the country in scoring and assists and then decide to clear early for the nba draft and was selected Technically by the mavericks. But it's trade obviously with luka doncic and ends up with the atlanta hawks and obviously you've watched young in the playoffs. I mean it's been pretty spectacular and the thing that impresses me the most is like trays playing the way he hadn't changed his game playing better defense but this is how he he just. He plays loose and free design plays. That's hard to do to kinda dictate terms with how now part of it is what atlanta has found is like. Hey let's let's let the guy. Let's build a system that fits not try and fit a guy to assist them and so many players. That hasn't happened is steve. Nash was drafted by the sons and he was backing up. Jason kidd is as she was drafted by the sun's backing up jason kidd and then when he went to the mavericks the reason exploded on the scene was they started playing small and open up the court form and then in phoenix. He was even better will. Trae hasn't had to go through that instead. They tried to build a team from scratch kind of around how he plays. And there's been some bumps rafer young. His dad joins us now in the heard on fox. Sports radio ray. How are you. i'm doing great man. How you doing good. There are thousands upon thousands of dads. That are watching your kid. they're sitting there going like six one six two guard from the from a nice suburb of oklahoma. Like how did you do this when when when trey was twelve. What was he doing when trey was twelve. We were spending more time in the gym then. Probably traveling around the country. Planning a bunch of events. Now i won't say that we didn't go play Become a terminus. And you know go from oklahoma to dallas or houston or you know kansas city but i just I felt i thought it would be more important for us to work on a skill work in work on You know his ability to do things as a small point guard. Rather than trying to go out there and You know focus on rankings and you know play into play into huge as as a kid you. What's what's fascinating and it wasn't that you didn't pass. Your job was to score. When you're in college. We played race scoring machine. And your team is now coached. Dan bonowitz like he was more kind of the passer. Facilitators was he couldn't get a stepped away that you get a step but some was that's how he played but i'm always fascinated like like for my son for my son like he'd better be able to shoot right like you gotta you gotta fit whatever the whole was in your game like you can have your son have that whole. And he's a very confident shooter. How when you when you help tray put together his game. What part of your game that you felt like was missing that. Did you wanna inherently built in his. Well i mean you just said it was it was. It was a passing. You know trae. Trays always been a really a really good shooter. You know when you're small and and you're playing against older kids and you're you know trying to compete at a high level. You gotta be able to put the ball in the hole so that was the first thing that always worked on putting the ball in the hope and able to shoot it and fill it up. But i remember having conversations with him. You know early in junior high early and high school years. That you've gotta be able to pass the ball. You gotta be able to put the ball on the floor. You know get paid touches getting the lane and find find your teammates and that's where you're going take your game you know to the next level so that was that was pretty much the focus as you got older. How has he dealt with the jealousy right like that's it's got to be the hardest thing to deal with is at oklahoma. You know you come in you. Take the college basketball world by storm but older dude. You're like hey it's been my turn you know you get to the nba. And is dudes. China shoot steph. Curry gilbert arenas shots. Does he deal with that. How does he processed well for me. I think it all comes down to his to his His circle of of people you know with his mom me. His brothers and sisters You know his family and close friends but he. He knows who's really there for him. Who cares for gonna you know pull for them and good and bad times and you know he's just something that comes with it you know you can't control that and I'm i'm not here to say. He went through a lot of that. But you know he he. He did have some rough times in high school and in college. And i don't think that's been the case so much with the atlanta hawks. They really like you said earlier. Put a good group of guys around him to help them succeed and compete at the nba. Level what what has done it seems to have it seems and this is. This is no negative towards lloyd but whatever.
"tony petit" Discussed on Esports Minute
"Laid off fifty people today. I'ma dreams and see Sports minute am a sports network four episodes left. And unfortunately, this one is not as good of news as yesterday according to a report from Adam start at the sports Business Journal Activision Blizzard Esports, which oversees the Call of Duty in OverWatch league is laying off 50 people. Those layoffs have been progressing throughout the day Tony Petitti, the former Deputy Commissioner who joined a be back in the summer announced the layoffs. He declined to say whatever views of Activision Blizzard Esports will be directly affected but did say the company is preparing for a future where businesses look different with less Reliance on Live Events. That's not to say that he is out here abandoning the home in a format that was supposed to separate the Call of Duty and OverWatch League from other e sports, but it does seem to point to the fact that they're not itching to get that running whenever the pandemic allows for it personally. I think this news page Incredibly concerning first of all condolences to all the people who got laid off today. I really hope you land on your feet and find a great job elsewhere in Esports. I've already seen the people over at vindex and Esports engine off for people to apply to their companies as well as they're currently expanding but this news is also really concerning for the future both the CDL and the o w l neither of those leagues really got a chance to start Hosni events besides a few that happened in North America before the virus took cold last March. I think the Call of Duty League got about four weeks in now apparently those life events won't be a huge priority going forward. This is quite literally the one main thing that these leagues had going for them. Especially as we leave the pandemic and it appears ABC Sports experiment can't even be really considered a success or a failure. It might never even get a chance to be tested. I guess that makes it a failure by default would that being said internal metrics combined with the inability for these events to sell out in those first few weeks of last season? Yep. 3.2 major issues with filling Live Events, especially in a post-pandemic world. I don't think Activision Blizzard just made this decision on a whim. I'm a bit disappointed. I was excited to see a lot more cities. Guess she live and in person it's a much different environment than watching on Twitch or on YouTube. Both leagues are going to continue to run with OverWatch placing a much larger focus on the Asian audiences. Yep, and the CDL trying to push viewership up with the rebranding of Chicago optic and the addition of Thieves so far though. I don't think we've seen anything from either League that justifies the massive by ends and with Live Events pushed towards a background. I doubt we see anything in the next year that changes that either that's all first episode of the Esports minute. I'll be back tomorrow and talk about the allegations around Riot games CEO, which is a developing story as a record this wage..
"tony petit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Well, thanks so much for joining us. We're here each and every week view at the same time talking to the biggest names in sports. I've Jason Kelly, along with Mike Lynch and Michael Bar today. We're so excited to speak. With MLB Network president Rob McG. Larry So, Rob, We're taping this on Thursday morning, October 1st and Man yesterday Wednesday What a day for Major League baseball. What a day for baseball fans tell us how it felt. First law, Gentlemen, thanks very much for having me looking forward to talking to you. I'm a little dizzy. I'm I'm a little groggy, but it was a long, joyous day for baseball fans starting at high noon and ending Late at night. You know, the Yankee fans had to stand a little late, thanks to the weather in Cleveland and then really exciting game. But I know in Secaucus, where our studios are. The place was buzzing all day in the morning with anticipation and then with all the games You know, people were just bouncing against the walls, and I will say, you know, I dropped my daughter off at school today. And even though the game was laid, it seemed like you know, people in New York were buzzing with the results. So ah, night fun way for for Kind of very unique postseason, T get going and congratulations to you because you were able to get permission to sell about what 11,500 tickets to the world. Siri's In Arlington, Texas. Yeah, I know men, and I'll be announcing obviously, that they're going to follow the government regulations. But there definitely seems to be on an appetite for fans toe watch in person, you know. We've all gotten very used to the cardboard cut outs. But I'm sure there's going to be a lot of interest in Texas for folks to watch, you know, at the LCS level in the World Series. Rob you launch the MLB back in 2009. Did you ever imagine it would be where you are right now heading into a new decade with so much interest in so much global interest where all your tentacles have spread. Before the network was launched. I actually worked in the league office. I worked on the initial deal that led to the carriage for MLB network and, you know That happened and haven't found five or six. You know, for a while. The agreements were binders in my office, and that was that was on the network. You know, And then once we had plans to actually get a facility and launch and Tony Petitti, you brought me over full time to the network to see that sort of path and journey that there's no way when A bunch of distribution agreements with some of the larger serialised in my office. I anticipated the facility that were in the amount of programming that that we do. It's been quite a ride and you know it. It's for me to be part of it. It's been humbling, but ah lot of fun. We've created a great culture. We're incredibly proud of the product that we put out. You know, we're not the biggest media entity, but we try to Put in much effort and passion into what we do every day, and I think it shone. You know, this year has been a unique year and One of the things that are place has been proud of this sort of how we do at the SportsCenter and other than normally in the spring, and this year they happen Toe. To be in August, which was the Connie on timing, but it worked out well, because this year has been an odd year and we won three Emmys. The one that everyone there are building sort of always looks to daily studio show for us. That's sort of the best picture category because we've produced so many hours of Of studio programming, and when we won, I sent out a note everybody and I just said, you know, these days. It's nice to have some good news. You don't have a lot of days. But you haven't had a lot of days like that. And you know, we've won we denominated every year with 17 years out of 11 and to think when we're just sort of And this was just an idea that that's where we be and that. You know, we'd be doing playoff games. You know, for 99 years, I honestly I didn't intestate that Let's talk about that. And what change that made that all possible or what was going on in the broader business and media and consumer landscape honestly robbed that sort of made it possible. T get Teo where it is, and I'm sure we'll talk a little bit more about the pandemic and this very unlikely and topsy turvy season, But What have you seen, evolve or change across the broader media landscape that has sort of created this lane for you? Well, I mean, the world is a lot different now than when L B network launched it would probably probably pretty difficult to launch only nowhere today. Now we have credibility in the following at the time way back then. No. The idea was that God in out of market product, you know, extra innings that distributors were interested in and was there a way we could sort of partner with them. To, you know, use that to help us get launched with suitors then, And as with any cable network launched that there were I'll say bumps, uh, you know, but we got to a point with a partnership with the largest distributors, and it's worked out really well for everybody, You know, obviously. We were. We're in last homes now than we were a few years ago. But that's that's the truth. All cable cable networks, you know, and we're working with one of the reasons why You know, we wanted to make sure that product is so good to make sure that we're doing our part partnerships with the distributors and I and I think we've done that. But, yeah, it's a It's a Brave new world and and you've got new players out there you know, were were carried on a number of the virtual Andy PDS carried on slaying carried on YouTube TV. We were just launched on prove Oh, you know, we want to be wherever baseball fans are consuming content. Did you ever think and here comes old geezer bar again when you had the watch wide world of sports to get the cacophony of your news, whatever way.
"tony petit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We're here each and every week view at the same time talking to the biggest names in sports. I've Jason Kelly. One with Mike Lynch and Michael Bar today. We're so excited to speak with MLB Network president Rob McG. Larry So, Rob, We're taping this on Thursday morning, October 1st and Man yesterday Wednesday What a day for Major League baseball. What a day for baseball fans tell us how it felt. First law, Gentlemen, thanks very much for having me looking forward to talking to you. I'm a little dizzy. I'm I'm a little groggy, but it was a long, joyous day for baseball fans, starting it at high noon and ending Late at night. You know, the Yankee fans had to stand a little late, thanks to the weather in Cleveland and then really exciting game. But I know in Secaucus where our studios are. That place was buzzing all day. You know, in the morning with anticipation, and then with all the games, you know, people were just, you know. Bouncing against the walls, and I will say, you know, I dropped my daughter off at school today. And even though the game was laid, it seemed like you know, people in New York were buzzing with the results. So ah, night fun way for for Kind of very unique postseason, T get going and congratulations to you because you were able to get permission to sell about what 11,500 tickets to the world. Siri's In Arlington, Texas. Yeah, I know men, and I'll be announcing obviously, that they're going to follow the government regulations. But there definitely seems to be on an appetite for fans toe watch in person, you know. We've all gotten very used to the cardboard cut outs. But I'm sure there's going to be a lot of interest in Texas for folks to watch, you know, at the LCS level in the World Series. Rob, you launched the MLB back in the 2009. Did you ever imagine it would be where you are right now, heading into a new decade. With so much interest in so much global interest were all your tentacles have spread. Before on the network was launched. I actually worked in the league office. I worked on the initial deal that led to the carriage for MLB network and, you know That happened. 1005 or six, You know, for a while, The agreements will bind yours in my office. And that was that was the only network You know, And then once we had plans to actually get a facility and launch and Tony Petitti, you brought me over full time to the network to see that sort of path and journey that there's no way when A bunch of distribution agreements with some of the larger seriously in my office. I anticipated the facility that were in the amount of programming that that we do. It's been quite a ride and you know it. For me to be part of it. It's been humbling, but ah lot of fun. We've created a great culture. We're incredibly proud of the product that we put out. You know, we're not the biggest media entity, but we try to It is much effort and passion into what we do every day, and I think it shone. You know, this year has been a unique year and And one of the things that are place has been proud of this sort of how we do at the sports Emmys and other than normally in spring, and this year they happen Toe. To be in August, which was kind of odd timing, but it worked out well, because this year has been an odd year and we won three Emmys. The one that everyone there are building sort of always looks to daily studio show for us. That's sort of the best picture category because you know, we've produced so many hours of Of studio programming, and when we won, I sent out a note everybody and I just said, you know, these days. It's nice to have some good news. You don't have a lot of days. But you haven't had a lot of days like that. And you know, we've won we denominated every year with 17 years out of 11 and to think when we were just sort of And this was just an idea that that's where we be and that. You know, we'd be doing playoff games for 99 years. I honestly I didn't anticipate that. Let's talk about that. And what changed that made that all possible or what was going on in the broader business and media and consumer landscape honestly robbed that sort of made it possible. T get Teo where it is, and I'm sure we'll talk a little bit more about the pandemic and this very unlikely and topsy turvy season, But What have you seen, evolve or change across the broader media landscape that has sort of created this lane for you? Well, I mean, the world is a lot different now than when L B network launched it would probably probably pretty difficult to launch on the network today. Now we have credibility in the following at the time way back then. No. The idea was that God and out of market product, you know, extra innings that distributors were interested in and was there a way we could sort of partner with them. To use that to help us get launched with suitors and as with any cable network launched that there were Off a bumps, Uh, you know, but we got to a point with a partnership with the largest shooters, and it's worked out really well for everybody, You know, obviously. We were. We're in last phones now than we were a few years ago. But that's that's the truth. All cable cable networks, you know, and we're working with one of the reasons why You know, we wanted to make sure that product is so good to make sure that we're doing our part partnerships with the distributors, and I think we've done that. But, yeah, it's a It's a Brave new world and and you've got new players out there you know, were were carried on a number of the virtual PDS carried on slaying carried on YouTube TV. We were just launched on Tubo. We want to be wherever baseball fans are consuming content. Did you ever think and here comes old geezer bar again when you had the watch wide world of sports to get the cacophony of your news, whatever way before ESPN..
"tony petit" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"I can't even ask him for his rebuttal. Did I have a little respect? He was the best. He was the best. There's another one the mayor, you work for the MLB network now, and I don't know if the MLB network was one of the original ones. But now every major league has their own network. I did some work at the NFL network whenever I was still playing in Roger Goodell is the boss there. Roger Goodell is the boss of the Is that the same with the MLB network with Rob Manford? Is he the boss over there? And do you guys ever hear from the MLB for anything you say or do or the restrictions Because I know that No phone network has some stuff like, Hey, this is what we definitely can't we got. There's some of that. But is it the same family network as well? Well, Rob Manfred. They obviously MLB network were owned by Major League Baseball. So at the end of the day, Manford probably is the ultimate boss. I think Tony Petitti, who's right, who's right. It was Rob Manfred's right hand Man started and nobody network Rob glare. Who's there now is really our boss at work, But, yeah, same danford. No doubt about it. I mean, you know we but I think they do a good job. I mean, they let us be us. You know our own personalities. And, you know, let us have our opinions, and there's not many times that will really say anything to us that you know, sensors us for anything that we say this one unless you get really crazy. Well, that's what I want you to say tomorrow during that seven hours thing, Rob Manford is the worst. Commissioner John just say it's not a big deal. Just say, just say it. You never know, Sean. I can't say that. I can't say that. I tell you what I know. I know. I know what everyone has herpes and I know Rob very well. But you know, at the end of the day The relationship with the union and the commissioner's office has always been one. We're like you've got a kind of figured things out. You're always negotiate, and obviously It could look, it probably looks fat in the public opinion. But at the end of the day, you know, Rob works for those owners and Tony Clark and those guys work for the union and they try to try to come together and figure out what's best for baseball ends 60 games what they came up with so because there's a Manfred came out, said he wasn't gonna get anywhere near Mohr 60 games, which could potentially be negotiating in bad faith, which could become a grievance where you won't even dive into that, But The because there's 162 games guaranteed contracts. A lot of money is the relationship between the union and the MLB. And you wouldn't know because you're not the NFL. But for us like the right ship, the NFL Players Association in the NFL. It only comes up once every 10 years. Like whatever the new CBS you don't really hear much else, like whatever's done there, Okay, like will be upset if Roger Goodell does something, but then insult me like, Well, that was the CBL. We agreed to. Is there always something happening between the MLB Players Association in the MLB because of how much money guaranteed money and theirs? Is there a little bit more drama automatically built in because of that? I think so. I mean, like any big business, I mean, it's a $1,000,000,000 industry, so I think there's always You know, you know, we're lucky. We have unions where you know that you have, you know, people that could fight for your rights. You know, as far as for the players point of view, but a at the end of the day. Like I said, it's a it's a multibillion dollar industry. And, you know, Yeah, I think it's the same way as it was in the NFL. There's always going to be a little tension there trying to figure out that middle ground for what works both for best for both parties. John, We got to get a break on radio. We stick around on YouTube. Okay, let's get to a break on radio will see only Assad. Wrap up our one Sean Casey. The mayor will join us and continue to talkto us at YouTube dot com Force Rusty Patton show thes are challenging times and Rocket mortgage is prepared to help if you need mortgage assistance. Contact their team 24 7 and rocket mortgage dot com From their home to yours. The team rocket mortgage is with you. Welcome back to the Pat McAfee Show here for the radio listeners that just came back. Sean Casey just told us that he took all of the steroid guy that needed I took the protein shakes. I should've believed and Bryson de Shambo drink. He's drinking nine protein shakes a day. Right now it's insanity. Sean Casey did not say that what you said a guy that didn't need it. What was it like playing with Kang Graffiti? Jr Was he just the best hitter like that you've ever been around it? That's you know what? It was this sweetest swing you've ever seen in your life and, you know, just always always joke around. You know, a couple quick stories. Like so, Griff, one of those guys, never in the weight room, you know, And you're like, How does this guy do it? You know, I mean, like, you're one of the houses house. He's so strong, right? And I remember one day I was going to train room. He was coming out of a train where we kind of met in the hallway. It was like a small way. And and we just like, kind of bumped, and I'm like I was like you want to go? He's like, Let's get it on. So next, you know, made Griffin the hallway. No one's around. We start rapping. I throw him in, like 1/2 Nelson, you know, but we should maybe a headlock and give them a nug. You start like that, you know, And next thing I know. Like Griff had this big thing He would always come up to you like he was spot on. You look like the Vulcan death like sub label right? So he would hit you with these pressure point. So we're rests on one day and I'm thinking myself. I'm jacked. I'm I'm lifting all the stuff, and Griff doesn't really let lift. Next thing you know, he takes his fingers like this. He shoots him under my rib cage. And I'm like, Oh, my God. I've never felt this kind of pain in my life. He picks me up like I'm a four year old little kid, and he pinned me against the wall like this. I'm to 40 and I'm just like, Oh, my God, I'm so much pain. I'm like, Let me down. Let me down. He's like, Are we Donna? Mike, we're done. We're done. We're never wrestle again. I was like that must be how you had 630 homers with that kind of strength. So he's just the smoothest, coolest dude of all time is what everybody said about it and to be he was hyped up to be that guy, And then he gets put in that position, and then he lives up to it without any drama. We're just doing everything the right way. No steroid talk anything like it. To be honest, it kind of reminds me of LeBron. Right, like LeBron was hyped up for his entire life. And then he gets in there in somehow being on top of the world he has done. A magnificent job of staying away from any distractions and building it for Ken Griffey Jr was that same guy. He was built up to be this dude, and then he was everything everybody expected him to be. It's kind of funny that you know I met LeBron James when he was 18 years old before even went into when in the N B A because he loved Griff. Griffey was like his. You know his idol, So it's not surprising to see that their careers kind of parallel each other. As far as that goes, Griff was man. I mean, listen. He was Michael Jordan when he came to the Reds. You know, when he went, he lived a different life. Like we walk outside the hotel. It was like bees to honey. Oh, it was like, unbelievable. Like it was. It was. It must have been crazy, Toby him because, like ever he's like, we'll see in the second hour. Sean Casey continues with us..
"tony petit" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Of the SL. All in examining most consequential work about the moments that defined the most legendary athletes sports. From Michael Jordan to Serena Williams. The record will tell the never before heard stories behind the stories that turned athletes into icons subscribe. Now to the record on apple podcasts spotify stitcher or wherever you get your podcast well Michael. Thank you very much for intelligent conversation. I'm sure we're going to begin to a lot of talk about this series over the next four or five weeks. Let's shift gears though because we got a bunch of questions from the open floor Globe and they emailed us open floor mail at G. Dot Com. Open FLOOR MALE EDGY. Mecom and in the last episode. Michael you're explaining. How gatorade did the entire be like. Mike Campaign Targeting. It exactly like you and the importance of names. I'm not sure if you knew this but my youngest brother his name is actually Aaron Michael. Because I negotiated with my parents. I wanted to name him Michael Jordan Golfer. Obviously they thought that was a little bit over the top and so we compromised on. Erin Michael which is sort of like Air Michael. And he's had that name ever since of course he does. It's incredible it really like Basketball so it's it kind of you know wound up falling on deaf ears and we actually named our golden retriever. When I was a child Emmy Jane I also wanted to name her Michael Jordan. Which they said was inappropriate. So we went with Emi Jane M J so this idea of names and the impact of names I think is a big one and carry writes my friends and I have been talking about very dumb. Mba related thing since there's no MBA to talk about one topic. That went far too long. Was how personas and or overall careers could have been different by very slight name. Changes for example with Scottie. Pippen be a legend. If you went by Scott Pippen what about Mike Jordan. I think not. He offers a few more options series. Says what about Dick Matombo? What about Jimmy Worthy? What about Walser? Zor Biak? And so he He his point here. Mike was at sometimes. The name contributes to the legend or it contributes to the persona and. I think he's on to something here. So when you were weighing his examples was there anyone who kind of came up to your your mind as someone who would not have been the same guy or would not be perceived the same way had his name be slightly different and I guess we should point out guys like Lebron James. It's a very unique name. It certainly contributed to the hype around him early. I believe similar. Jalen rose And there's the story about how all these you know. Parents are naming their kids. Jalen over the last twenty years and it was basically a name that no one ever had before. Jalen rose came along so the power of the name thing is real but which names kind of stuck out to you when you read this email. I I love this email. We've been sitting on it for weeks. Just another real quick. I mean like Shaquille. O'neal is another one you see so many. Shaquille 's in the high school ranks coming up. It's hilarious all time classic. It's probably like fourteen of the top. One hundred prospects are named Shaquille just great. It's good so yeah I mean breaking this down. I looked at it as wondering if certain players as you said. They had slightly different name variations. How we would perceive them at the Jimmy. James Conundrum I think is really interesting so like I think James Butler would have been a small tragedy. Don't you remember that? There was the whole of course academic north with Brett Brown right. Yup and Jimmy Butler says that the press conference You know I think Brett Brown is basically like that was James Butler out there. That's like old man like professional Blah Blah Blah after a playoff game at the podium and then Jimmy has told about it. And he's like that's not my name. My my name is literally Jimmy Butler. So that was really great and we learned to come. You know their relationship wasn't the tightest but like James Butler agree like Jimmy. Butler is just perfect. It rolls off the tongue It really kind of describes what he's about he's not super serious all the time. But I just think James Butler is just like a very uptight name like and up. It's really not who he is. I mean Jimmy is also just that Tom Ball Texas named to right. It's a little bit of the the cowboy hat flare Jimmy. I think it does fit him and other a guy whose name fits in really well. I think Kyri Irving right. I mean that's just a very cool name You immediately associated with the guy who can go between his legs at full speed through four defenders just like it fits his style of play fits his persona. So that's another one just off the top of my head where I was like. Yeah this one does Kinda fit. If his name was like Kevin Irving right. I think the whole thing is different right. There's there's going to be so many Kyrie's like fifteen years to which is something we need to prepare for. I'm prepared Michael. I'm here holding holding my chair I'm strapped in. I mean like a real quick before I move on to some other ones like James Harden. I could not imagine Jimmy Harden. That's just I think there's already a low respect level for him. From a lot of people I think the respect level with absolutely plummet if his name was Jimmy Hart and do you agree with that or do you think it would make him a a little cooler a little less professional. No Jimmy Harden was the guy who showed up thirty five pounds overweight a few years ago. I mean you remember that one years. I coming off the Kardashian relationship where he just didn't really have things together and he got off to a slow start in Houston That was the Jimmy Hart and era and I'm thankful actually the. The James Harden eras back. But yeah it's tricky like guys have to make this decision you know. Are you GonNa be Mike? Pena or you're going to be Michael. Am I going to be Ben or am I going to be Benjamin? You're going to be Jimmy. Are you GONNA be James? I think you really have to settle into know my other brother when he was growing up was Danny and then he grew into Daniel and got to say as an adult. Daniel fits him just quite a bit better right. You know you don't necessarily want to you know Danny it's not many people can pull off Danny obviously Danny ainge can but there's very few adult. Danny I'm there. I'm so glad you brought this up because this is a big crux of that in my notes rate here. I normally don't like nicknames for small children for adults like Timmy. Tommy Bobby Robbie Billy so when I was going through these and one of the players Nicola Yokich if his name was Nikki Yokich I feel like it would be at once a disaster and then also incredibly appropriate because Yokich is probably like the biggest kid in the league and if Nikki was his name I feel like that would just be a perfect fit and it would make him even more popular than areas if I needed to kill someone in Belgrade. I'm calling Nikki Yokich. That sounds to me like a hit man. That's what about Luca is kind of a perfect name for Luca. Dodger trike as you can yell Luca right I mean if it was Larry Dante or some other just more generic name. It wouldn't have that same kind of Save Your vibe. That Luka has Obviously the Hallelujah Song leaned right into that part of it So congrats mom and dad get nailed it. I have Here's one that I've really been thinking about way too much because we have a lot of time on our hands but I kind of wish. Anthony Davis went by Tony Davis though 'cause you want him to be more boring or what what's your angle P- Tony? Tony is an underrated. Nba like Tony Allen. Tony Parker Tony Petit. Like we've never had a Tony Davis. He could have owned it. I I think it would have been a lot cooler than anthony along these same lines. Are we sure Bradley beal couldn't have been upgraded? I mean Bradley. No disrespect it's rough. It's not it's not the best. And if it's because he's a good wholesome guy family oriented donates a lot of money to charity so like I think he's made it work but if he was brandon beal is now first team all NBA You know is there a meaningful difference? Man these are really important questions Even just Brad beal like whenever I'm writing his name out. I just WanNa Right Brad Brad. Beal Bradley beal. I hear you. I mean I think to prove this. Guy's Point if Zion Williamson again. If Zaylon was not his name and he just it was. If it was like Greg. Right Greg Greg Williamson. Never even gets drafted right. I mean now not at all and I say that as someone who's little brother's named Greg and I my brother doesn't really like the NBA either basketball either. So it'd probably won't hear this but now Greg Williamson is a total. It's a train wreck you know. How like modern stage parents? That's become a whole thing reality. Tv show stage parents. And you know I think a lot of former athletes. They're naming their kids a certain way. Maybe because they expect their kids to become athletes or to become famous actually have a sports writer friend. Whose names all of his children in a certain way because he wants them to be able to have a name that could be presidential. One day right he doesn't. WanNa like disqualify them from being president by giving them a weird name which I just love that philosophy but like I guess what I'm getting at is this idea of name. Your kid trae young and then having him just shoot twenty three pointers a game. Is that a little bit too scripted. Are they trying slightly too hard to force an identity on their child or do you believe that? That sort of Came together organically. I think that that was Manufactured one hundred percent like his name is not randy young if it was randy on what sport is even playing. He just off basketball. I don't know but I cannot even imagine him being randy young and playing the type of basketball that he does can. I can't throw one one more quick one at you that I've I think would really alter how this player plays the game please. I wish that Donovan Mitchell was just Don Mitchell boy. I think he'd be a more responsible decision maker on the court. Okay elaborate. Are you need to sell me on this one? So Don Mitchell is more of a ball control guard as opposed to a Is What do we do? We have any don's in the league. There's not a lot and there's a lot of interesting things you could do with don as As like a trying to like. I'm venturing into like Godfather territory here but there's just a lot of funny things that you can do with don that you can't really do with with Donovan. Although I do think Donovan is a pretty pretty good name. I'm not I'm not like crapping on Donovan. Don Mitchell just gets to the point more. It's like Damian Lillard is really cool but dame Lillard is really what you want. What about just go all the way with it and having Donald Mitchell and then when these guys who never turns the ball over you know it doesn't really try to dunk on necessarily lays the ball in off the glass. I mean my GRANDPA's name was Donald. And he was a big Wall Street Journal reader. You know maybe Donald Mitchell just sits down and browsers wsj.com before games. I mean what do you think sure? No disrespect to your grandfather. Because my father-in-law is also named Donald. But Donald is. It's not in vogue right now for some other reasons. I think so. We might have to fear away from that one. Oh I see I see what you're doing did he didn't even think of that. Wasn't even going that direction at all any other name ideas Michael or are we ready to move on. I think we might be..
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"It to the. You know, the the dynasty the likes of which I don't think we're ever going to see again, quite frankly, this many AFC championship games in a row ten Super Bowls. I don't think you're ever going to see that. So that obviously is a big story line, Sean McVeigh Jared Goff. Great storylines. Also, you know, you've got the young coach and the young quarterback going against the veteran coach and their veteran quarterback that couldn't be better two really good running games Sony. Michelle is going to be a star in this game. I really do you have C J Anderson and Todd Gurley on the other side. So I think if we get a close game, which I hope we do we could have one of the most compelling super Super Bowls in a long long time. Sean McManus is my guest. Sean got a couple of minutes left. I want to ask you back in one thousand nine hundred eight you lead CBS corporations efforts to bring the NFL back to CBS. Yup. What do you remember about that time? And how significant was it for the company to be broadcasting NFL games? Once again, I remember that when CBS lost the NFL the network went from being the number one rated network to being. The third rated network. We had lost a lot of our prestige. The sports division was even though they had a lot of good events like the massacres and the final four the sports division was kind of floundering and it became evident that without the NFL. It's tough to have a fully-fledged operating television network. So I worked for solid year with my number two Tony Petit in figuring out a way to get the NFL back to CBS. It was I always remember the day that we finally got it and I got assigned piece of paper from Paul Tagliabue. Who's the Commissioner brought up to my office? I saw the sign piece of paper. It was surreal. I mean, I couldn't actually believe that we had the NFL back on CBS. Oh for for me. When I look at my career. That's the most satisfying moment of my career.