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We had four games that everybody thought were gonna be great and as it turned out, three of them were pretty good. One of which was a blowout. We'll get to all them here in a minute then of course we have our week 10 lines of five games that we're gonna focus on from our SI Sportsbook odds and then from there we also have the midseason awards that we have to get to as we are halfway home in the 2023 NFL season. Before we get to all that, let's welcome the other man of the tandem, Gil, what's going on man? How you been? Yeah, I'm doing well. Matt, as you know, I like to brag about my wins and complain about my losses and last week was a good week. I went 12 -2 with the picks but I am pretty disappointed that I betted against Joshua Dobbs. What a game, right? Unbelievable. I'm annoyed. You went 12 -2, I went 11 -3 and I feel like 11 -3 should have given me some bragging rights for the week and yet it did not happen. So I will say on the whole, our group, yourself, myself, Connor, Orr, Albert Breer, Mitch and John our editors and Claire, another editor of ours as well that does great work, I feel like everybody's picks have been really pretty good this year. There are some years you look at picks and go, oh my god, I'm barely above 500. Right now, I've got the sheep pulled up in front of me, so the best record is Albert who's 95 -41, went 11 -3 last week and then after that, Claire Kawana is right behind him with 92 wins and then in gold it says 87 wins and then it's myself, yourself, John and then Connor Orr at 75 and 65 pulling up the rear, so Connor's got to step up. Connor is bringing down the credibility of this entire group. That's not bad for last play, so 10 games over 500? His thing is, we all do our upset picks and he's done 50 upset picks. I think I've done like 16. So that's part of the reason, but yeah, the picks are good and of course people that want to can read those over at SI .com, we put them out every week. The editors are nice enough to put that together. All right, so last week, like I said, we had some great games. We had Chiefs Dolphins over in Germany and then we had Ravens, Seahawks, which we thought would be a great game, turned out to be a massacre, Late Window, Cowboys, Eagles, which was one of the wildest games I can remember seeing in quite some time and then of course we had Bills, Bengals at the end, the Sunday night game there and so like I said, we'll get to all those. Let's just start with how the day actually started. Over in Frankfort, Chiefs build up a 21 -0 lead on Miami. Miami comes back, makes it 21 -14. They had a couple drives at the end where they could have tied the game, even taken the lead if they went for two. They got into Kansas City territory both times, but both times ended up going backwards, lose the game. They dropped to 6 -3. Chiefs, of course, improved to 7 -2. Both teams go on their bye weeks. I'll So, let you set the stage here, Gilberto. What is it to you, is it more about the Dolphins that game or is it more about the Chiefs? It is more about the Dolphins because they can't beat a team with a winning record and don't tell me the Chargers are .500 and the Dolphins beat them. They barely got to .500, so I am concerned about the Dolphins, but I don't want to let the Chiefs off the hook, Matt, and I know you've been writing about this, but the Dolphins have been pretty average. It got to a point where now Mahomes is saying, yeah, we sting. We're pretty bad. Go talk about the defense. That defense is carrying us the entire season. You know what's kind of funny, Matt? This season, it feels like the team with the best defense might win the Super Bowl, and the Chiefs still have the best defense right now, it feels like, so it's kind of a weird irony, but you expect better from Mahomes and Kelsey, but the wide receivers, they can't create separation. And it wasn't for that awesome fumble, reverse play, whatever it was from Cook there. They would have probably lost a game there, but what's going on with the Dolphins offense? Averaging 17 points against the Bills, Eagles, and the Chiefs, so I go with the Dolphins there because I feel like the Chiefs could figure it out. It's halfway point in the season, they're just cruising by, and I think something will finally break out there, but I'll let you maybe talk about the Chiefs a little more. But the Dolphins, man, you're supposed to be the most explosive offense, highest scoring, and you can't even get a first down. It's like, do they have too many home run hitters? Too many touchdown makers? How about some chain movers? How about some first down people? How about some quick outs, and just get four or five yards, and everything just feels like a home run, and they don't adjust, and they don't kind of make end game adjustments because credit to the Chiefs, and Tyreek Hill said it too, they covered, there was great coverage on Tyreek Hill, so it's kind of one of those games where like, why not get a tight end that can help you out here? Why not get some guys that can make it easier? How about go to Raheem Oster a little more? He had like 12 carries, and he's averaging 7 .1 yards per carry, so I don't know what's going on with Mike McDaniel on two, and two was pretty bad in that second half there. Yeah, he had the touchdown to Cedric Wilson, but make some adjustments, Mike McDaniel, and stop going for the home run ball, Tua. Yeah, look, first of all, I agree, I think the Dolphins are the bigger storyline coming out of the game. Like, they've now played three really good teams, and they've lost all three of them, and they came back against Kansas City, but they were getting killed in that game too. They were 21 -0 midway through the third quarter, and frankly, if Chris Jones doesn't take one of the dumbest personal fouls you've ever seen, it's probably 21 -7, and we're having a different discussion. I think your point though, man, is good with the Dolphins in the sense of like, there's timing strung off. They're just dead in the water. They have no answer for it, and we've seen that now multiple times, this year and last year. Kansas City basically said, we're going to get up on the line of scrimmage, we're going to get our hands on Tyreek Hill, we're going to reroute them, we're going to cause problems. Look, who knows them better than the Chiefs, right? I mean, they know what can cause some issues, and they actually went back and watched practice tape of a couple years ago to try to figure out how to stop them. They went back and watched how they worked against him in team drills and practice, and tried to figure out some things, and it obviously worked. But from the Chiefs' angle of this, listen, the offense is a disaster, okay? They had 46 yards in the second half of the game in a turnover. But they're 7 -2 in the number one seed in the AFC because the defense is incredible, and they're just shutting people down left and right. If you go and look this year at teams that have played the Chiefs, nobody's thrown for 300 yards. Kirk Cousins came the closest. He was up in the higher 200s because he threw a million passes. But if you look at Gough's numbers, 253 yards, one touchdown, which was a good game. That was without Chris Jones that week. Trevor Lawrence, they didn't score a touchdown. He threw 41 times for 216 yards. Justin Fields threw for 99 yards. Zach Wilson, of all people, had one of the best days against him, 245 and two touchdowns. That game. wild And then you had Cousins, who went for 284 and two touchdowns on 47 attempts. Russell Wilson threw for 95 yards one game, and in the other game, the game that they won, he threw for 114. These teams, two I didn't throw for 200 yards. Nobody's throwing for yardage against them. They're second in the league in sacks, the first in pressure rate. They've got two elite corners in McDuffie and Sneet, and so, look, the question with Kansas City is obvious. Can this offense get going? Because if the offense gets going, they're probably the best team in the NFL. I mean, if they get even borderline top -10 production out of that offense, forget it. They have the week now to scout. I was texting with some people around the team, and I think there's a general thought of like, look, it's a bunch of little things that are throwing off the whole thing. Question is, how many of those little things can you fix in the next couple of months? The good news is you have Mahalem, you have Kelsey, you've got a good offensive line, you've got Andy Reid. The bad news is they have you and me at receiver. So, I mean, that's the question. My guess? They'll fix it to an extent. I don't think it's going to be a unit that you'll look at and go, oh my God, they're incredible. I think it's probably going to be a top -10 unit right around there at the end of the year. They're in the mix, but yeah, I agree, man. The Dolphins are definitely the thing that you'll look at right now, and the team you'll look at right now and go, all right, you're going to make the playoffs, but what are you going to do when you get there? Are you going to beat somebody good, or is there going to be a one -and -done? Matt, let me ask a quick question, because you watch this team closely, and I think I watch them good enough because they're always on prime time, but all these analytics people are saying, look at the EPA, look at the DVOA. They're top five in offense in all these categories, and I'm like, I get it. You keep showing me the numbers, but I keep watching the games, and the wide receivers are not that great. They're not scoring points. They had nine points against Denver, so I don't know what it is. Maybe when you said disaster, I'm like, okay, cool, because I was trying to play it safe. Maybe they're average because there's something here that I'm missing with the DVOA and the EPA. They're a disaster by their standards. By anyone else's standards, yeah, they're probably still an above -average offense, but by their standards, they're a train wreck. I will say this. People forget it because they won the Super Bowl last year. They were somewhat of a train wreck offensively the first half of last year, too. They had a bunch of games last year. They lost to the Colts last year. They muddled through a Chargers game that they ended up winning because of a pick -six that went 99 yards the other way. They struggled offensively against the Bills. They ended up beating the Raiders on a Monday night last year, but they were down 17 -0, and they needed to come back in that game. They were not good offensively for stretches of last season, and then they're them. In January, they cranked it up, and that was it. Even on one ankle, Mahomes did enough to win. But this has been the year before that. They were 3 -4 at the beginning of the year. They couldn't score a point in that season. That was the year Mahomes played, again, by his standards, not by anybody else's, but by his standards. He played poorly. You go to 2021, and they lost in the AFC title game. They were 3 -4, and then people say, oh, well, then they came out of it. They did in terms of that they won games. Their point totals after that 3 -4 start, they won 20 -17, 13 -7. Then they blew the Raiders out, scored 41, 19 -9, 22 -9. The last couple of years, they've had stretches like this, but by their standards, they're a disaster offensively right now. By the NFL's standards, they're probably somewhere between 10 -12th in the league offensively. So, got to take it for what it's worth. Yeah. All right. Let's get to the next game here. The Bengals and the Bills will go right to Sunday Night Football, speaking of a team that by their standards is an offensive disaster, despite what EPA will tell you. I'm not here to bag on the analytics, guys. I will tell you this. I'm a big eye test guy. You watch the Bills. My eye test, I don't care that they're fourth or whatever in EPA offensively. They have not been good over the last month and change. I don't think there's any way to say that otherwise. They go to Cincinnati. They made it a little bit closer at the end, but they were down 24 -10 with a few minutes left. They score a touchdown. They get the two, but they can't get the ball back. The Bengals now, 5 -3. Winners of four straight playing like we expected them to play at the beginning of the year. The Bills are 5 -4. It has been a struggle for them. They started the year 3 -1. Since then, they're 2 -3 going in the other direction. They have a very hard schedule. We'll get to that in a moment. What was your main takeaway from that Bengals -Bills game? Just the difference in quarterback play between Joe Burrow and Josh Allen and how to cover that game. I wrote about it. I kept seeing Joe Burrow moving around the pocket and extending plays. Then I look at the boxer, I'm like, wait, he has four rushing yards? I thought he ran for a bunch of yards. I know he had that one where he had the first down kind of signal. It's just when pressure comes, he knows how to move. It's smooth. It's not like he has to speed it up. He just says, okay, cool. You're right there, but I'm still going to do what I have to do and just extend plays. Matt, when it's Drew Sample and Tanner Hudson and Erskine Jr., Trenton Irwin, these guys are making plays. Then you look at Josh Allen, when the pressure comes, it looks difficult. It's chaotic. He has to kind of see what's out there and then, okay, force a throw or miss a throw. I get the Bengals defense is better than the Bills defense, so Burrow had maybe an easier time, but there was pressure. He was fighting pressure. I get it. The second there is not as good there, but it just seems harder for Josh Allen.
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I probably shouldn't have said that, but, you know, you got to keep it limited. I'm going to let that one fly. But I don't know if that's really a bad word. It's not. No. You can't really do F bombs and, you know, MFs and things like that. But hopefully that won't slide. But we really should refrain. I mean, I've been told I curse too much and it is not good for my my brand. Me too. But I don't know if that's true. But, you know, I don't know if that's true. I remember when I first started doing radio, that's you couldn't even listen to me without an F word coming out. But you were more like when you first started, you were you were doing more like satellite underground. Right. So you weren't really being censored. Not at all. And the more I got into the art of radio, I had to tone it down a little bit. It's like, who do I want to be? Do I want to meet Charlamagne or do I want to be Trevor Noah? And I chose the Trevor Noah rap. Oh, really? OK, I really like it. I don't know if I have a persona. You know, I don't know. I mean, I think you're just you. I do. I don't even think there's anybody that I'm even mimicking in that way. I will say I was I'm inspired by Oprah. I think her rise in terms of her confidence and her breaking, you know, barriers and sort of creating her own lane that inspires me. Now, when I say, you know, choosing the Trevor Noah route, it's more so of me. Saying, do I want to act as if conduct my interviews the way Charlamagne does and just get people riled up and being a controversial guy. Right. Everybody's talking about versus Trevor Noah when he's on a daily show. He'll give you the news. He'll give you positivity. And he's also funny at the same time. Yeah, I can feel that. I think I think I've read something somebody wrote and they were saying podcasting, which is not completely a podcast because I am live on the radio. That's what you always got to tell people. I'm live on the radio. Right. So I am I am I have once again done what you call disruptive innovation in the sense of I've taken a radio show and made it a podcast. So it's a live podcast. So so it's a live radio podcast. I like that. Right. It's a live radio podcast because I take the audio extracted and then I blast that out to all of the platforms as a podcast. That's good. And partly because this is like my third or fourth radio station that I've been a part of since I. Dip my toe in these radio seas, if you want to call it that, and I don't have any of that earlier footage of me when I started out. Like it's just gone. Yeah. You know, and I didn't know video somewhere that. Yeah, I just didn't know. I didn't know. Right. I didn't even know what I was doing. I was just sort of doing whatever. And this time I was more intentional, like, OK, what am I doing? I want to be able to go back and see what I've done and be able to play things back and play things back. And how can I make it better? And I just wanted to make sure I left a footprint. There you go. If something happened like to me, it's there, like it's on every platform, you can go find conversations with Coach. I like that. So, you know, you you actually inspired me, too, because at the time I demands lounges on and I wasn't on the air. You know, I came as a guest with Big Greedy in the team Bitter Squad. That was a show not to be forgotten. That was a fun, fun. We had a lot of fun. We did have a lot of fun. You actually rejected me on that. Yeah, because I was I wanted to be I wanted to be down with, you know, I wanted to be like a guest or host or something. You said I was too much. Oh, you said I was too much. He was like, yeah, you know, I remember getting that call. He was like, yeah, you know, I don't know. I mean, he was the loudest word in the room. Yeah, he was like, I don't know. He was trying to be nice, but pretty much he rejected me. Oh, he was like, yeah, we're not going to be able to have you on the show. So maybe we'll have you come back as a guest, but not as a co-host. See, that goes to show the type of man that I am is that I evaluate. Yes. I pay attention. Yes. I might be having fun with it, but I'm also seeing if it serves a purpose within my room. Yes. Which goes back to, again, being a single black man, I'm sure he uses all of these type of skill sets because he was a gentleman about it. And I was surprised because you were really direct, but not really like, you know, like you wasn't just like, nah, you ain't you ain't going to work. But really, you were saying now you know you ain't going to work, which surprised me that we ended up hosting things together because I was like, well, why you want me? Well, because I wasn't right for your show, but I'm right for when we host things live. And you gave me an explanation for that. What did I say? Well, you said the energy was needed in the spaces when we host. That energy was perfect. But on the air, I was too much. See me paying attention. That's what he said, y'all. He said he said I was too much. Knowing your lane before you even knew. So I don't know if that's true. I don't think I was too much. I think, you know, again, I needed I needed to have my own show because I can't be contained. You know what? My own fire. And maybe that was my fault. Not recognizing you could have been an asset to the show with a little bit of coaching because you've never done radio before. I have done radio before. Oh, at that point, I had done it. I just was not on the air. Gotcha. But but I also came in to that space, not observing the vibe of how your show went. Like I literally came in as a guest and yeah, I probably was just doing my normal takeover spirit. And OK, that was a lie. Sorry. Yeah, it was definitely a lot. I was a lot. I probably was. And we was drinking, too. You can't use all of that against me. It was the show was the show was fun, very entertaining. We had a great time. Yes, but I was definitely turned all the way on one hundred. You was. I was definitely on one hundred. I will agree. But I don't think you should have judged me on that one one. You're absolutely right. With libations in my system. I did consult with, you know, my co-host and people on the show. What's your thing? And they were like, did you? Listen, I've been getting that all my life, sadly. But it fits for what we host. Yes. I've been getting that all my life. I feed off of you. Yeah, I feed off your sad. Sadly, it's not so much. She talks too much and she's too loud. But let me tell you. I used to feel some type of way about it. I now don't just got to tell me to use my inside voice. Own it. You know, especially if I'm excited, I'm listen. It works for me. It works. It works. It works for what we do as well, too. Like I said, you know, I feed off your energy because when we host these shows, I want you to start things off. And then we just kind of play off each other. Let me cop that cop. Let me say this. People sometimes things were scripted when we host these shows. Yeah, it's not even remotely close to that. It's just her energy just comes alive and she says whatever. Then I'm paying attention. I'm listening and then I'm following up and just going with the flow. That's it. Yeah, it works. I think I think to the your your other show, I think was y'all had a nice flow script. Everybody had their lane. It was it was politically correct in a lot of ways, but it wasn't politically correct in a lot of ways. True. But it definitely had a flow and a structure. And I definitely appreciate and value how you structured the mayor's lounge because I think that part was dope. And I'm looking forward to you starting it back up because you're on a you're on a break. Yeah, we'll be back. I mean, yeah, you take these breaks often, though. I do. I was just about to say that they take breaks and then I come back and then, you know, people in the streets is like, oh, what's up with the show? Right. Right. I will say you have more of a political ear. You keep you keep your ear to politics and current events. And that was something that I always appreciate. It was the segment that was basically you getting a chance to talk your stuff. And that's another facet of me because I'm very much into politics. You know, people might think that I'm out all the time, but I love to sit home and just get on YouTube and just watch all different types of sources. I like to know what's going on in the world besides what happened in Roxbury and Dorchester. Because I want to be that guy where there's a conversation that's going on. I can correct somebody, but that's not exactly what it is. This is this is what I saw. And I didn't just get it from CNN or MSNBC or Fox. You got it. That type of thing. So I like to look at myself as a wealth of random facts. I would I would concur. So I always ask people when they come on conversations with coach lobby because I'm a psychotherapist by day radio personality by night. Right. What therapy means to them? You know, being your well read, well rounded. You've been all around the world. How would you articulate what therapy means to you? That's a very good question, because I think a lot of people don't know exactly how to answer that question, but they can answer to the best of what they know has it to be. To me, it sounds like a bad thing. Right. But it's not necessarily about you. Correct me if I'm wrong, because you're the expert here. But this is your opinion. So I think for me to utilize therapy is if I'm having a hard time with something to go talk to somebody else outside of my immediate circle who's not going to judge and just place. You know, give me their opinion, say, because you are such and such. This is why I want to talk to somebody who doesn't know me. You know, unscripted opinion of who I am, given, you know, going off the words that I'm saying. So to me, therapy, I think, is just, you know, getting out your feelings, your thoughts to a complete stranger that you don't know and listen to what they have to say. And, you know, do with it what you may. Most of the people who come on have have said that, you know, I was I came across a gentleman who didn't believe in therapy. I'm looking forward to having him come on the show. And my thought around it is, if you if you've ever gone to any medical person. Right. And at the end of your appointment, they give you a treatment plan. Right. Give you a printout of what you need to do. Correct. Right. And so therapy is just like that. And the gentleman from All-American, Daniel, I hope I'm not messing up his last name. Azara, Azara, I think it is all American. He talked about the show. Yes. The All-American show. I think it was this guy. He is the main football player. He plays Spencer, Spencer James. And he was recently me. There's so many actors that are British. They do a great job getting rid of that accent, don't they? Oh, my God. I got a problem with that. But that's another thing. I didn't even know that Monie Love was also a British rapper. Monie in the middle. In the middle. Yeah. She's British, too. Wow. So we knew about Slick Rick. Yeah, I knew about that one. But believe I just didn't know. But he made a point. They did like a roundtable with a bunch of different black actors. And he was talking about being in a boxing match, but not having anybody in your corner. So he's like therapy is like that's your coach on the sideline watching you go back in the fight. And then you come out, you sit over there, you talk to your therapist and they go, OK, you did that right. You do right back over here. Let me give you a coping strategy. Let me give you this. Now you go back out and fight again. And I thought that was a great analogy because we often don't realize that just like everything else, that in terms of your body, having somebody that you can talk to to help clear your mind is so useful because this world is complex and human beings are complex. And I think about dating in general, like you're dealing with so many different cultural differences, beliefs, values. You're good. OK, I want to hold that thought. So I just you know, I, I think that therapy helps a lot of people have a sounding board and a confidant. Right. And I think you need that in life. Every, every athlete that's gotten to a high level has some type of a coach or somebody in their corner that's helping them play, play better. And you mentioned earlier that it's, you know, you got to know how to play the game. And I think life, in essence, is a big is a big game in a lot of ways. So you need to have confidants and people to help you have the best option, the best opportunity of winning. That's very true. So I think that's what therapy does. Yeah. So you said you're really good at it. So tell us more. What do you mean? No, when you I'm not saying I'm really good at dating and clear that, but it's just me being really good at meeting people, whether if you're from a different ethnicity, race background, just deciphering you as an individual, not putting you in the box of where you're from. How do you think you learned how to do that? Just meeting people. I'm a I'm an introvert extrovert. So when I'm someone, one of my friend calls it when I'm going out, if I'm doing a show, I'm hosting whatever the case, she said, oh, so you're mayor tonight. You're not Thomas. Mayor Thomas is the character that's out in the public. Thomas is that. Oh, we got so much in common. So, you know, I'm like that Clark Kent Superman. Yes. The alter egos. I have three. You know, there's Lala Renee, there's Coach Lada, there's Lekesha, there's Keisha, there's La. But it's like each one of those nicknames, if you want to call it alien aliases have manifested in different environments. Like La was just college. I didn't give myself that name, but people just didn't want to say Lekesha. And so I didn't go by Keisha in college. So my friends, I can't call you coach because I don't know you in that room. Yes. You know, and now it's supposed to be coach line. They just didn't cut the law off and everybody started calling me. I noticed that I didn't do that. I noticed that. So now that's another alias that I didn't create. But it's not, you know, being the type of people we are. It's not us who give ourselves this name is the persona that we might portray to other people. And then they say, OK, I gave myself Lala Renee. Did you? Lala Renee, I gave myself. That was me coming out of my shell into my femininity and being the sexy fun girl. Right. Like Lala Renee was. That's who you met at the radio station. Lala Renee is like, I don't care. I'm going to be loud, bold. Listen, I'm coming to take up space. Yes. Yes. That's Lala Renee. She she she has been toned down a lot. I feel like she's grown. I have a balance now. So I don't I think I'm I'm just location. Coach law is this. That's that's the work. That's work. It's it really has come to be the radio show me when I'm in that space of being the therapist, because most life coaches are like Coach Dave, Coach Thomas, you know, like they go by their first name. I just call you in law is just my initials, everybody. My name is Lakeisha Austin. So L.A. is my initials is really not that clever. It's really, really that's all it is. And some people just say Coach L.A. too. And I'm cool with that. So alter egos is something we talk about in therapy often to help people come out of their shell. Is if you know who you want to become. Right. Who is that identity? What characteristics does that person have in like outlining them? So if you feel like right now you're an introvert and you're shy and you want to be a more outgoing person, you might need to create that person. Yes. Right. And figure out how do you get from shy to that person. And it's just a way of giving people a visual. They also call that narrative therapy. Right. Like what are the characteristics of the person that you see that you want to be and what's stopping you from being that person? Because often we're taking on these identities that other people have told us we were, you know, like for the longest time. I did think being loud was bad. Right. That was something. Well, because I got in trouble for it. Like in class, if you allow, you know, they call your parents. It was always on the on my report card. Like, you know, she's loud. She talks too much. No, being loud, loud. So I don't I don't even know why I do know I'm the oldest of six. And if you've ever if ever get a chance to be around me and all my siblings, when you grow up in a big family, I notice a five. I think that makes you loud. Right. Because you there's always somebody trying to talk. So you're always talking over each other or yelling or something. I think it's for me. I didn't really have to do that because my father exuded so much dominance and just watching that. I kind of picked up on it, you know, being dominant to my siblings, my younger siblings. I needed something done if I'm telling you to do something. And it trickled down to like my nieces and nephews. When I say stop. OK, I'm not your mother. Yeah, well, that must be a masculine thing. My father had that trait, too. I don't know. It's a good thing. I mean, I'm the oldest in and I'm the oldest girl and I have everybody else under me. I have a brother, but I'm the oldest of all. I always wanted to be a boy. Really? Yeah, I just I don't know. I just felt like being a girl was a disadvantage. Thank you. I mean, I embrace it now. But when I was younger, I wanted to be the older brother because there were so many siblings. I felt like that would be a better position to be the older brother. And I wanted to be have an older brother. So I didn't want to be the oldest. I wanted to have an older brother that I could have look out for me. I'm sure you do a good job at being the oldest. I do. I do. OK. I mean, my siblings, I say I do. OK. So how does this all play into you in terms of how you do date? Um, do you for let me let me rephrase that. Do you date only women of color or do you date outside your race? I date everybody because, I mean, you just said you can, you know, connect with all kinds of ethnicities. So I've dated all different types of ethnicities and colors and creeds of women. There is a distinction in how I move about with these women.
A highlight from How the US Stole $3 Billion in BITCOIN! (CRAZY STORY)
"The secret Bitcoin billionaire. It's a story involving partying, burglary, online drug markets, and the IRS. His name is Jimmy Zong, and at one point he held over $3 billion of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. It was stored in this popcorn tin in his lake house at Gainesville, Georgia, before being seized by authorities. The saga dates back to the earliest days of Bitcoin and ends right in my backyard of Athens, Georgia. It's time to discover the secret Bitcoin billionaire. Jimmy's story starts in the earliest days of Bitcoin. He was mining as early as 2009, the year Bitcoin launched, and boasted he mined over 300 ,000 Bitcoin. This is a value of over $9 billion today. He contributed to the Bitcoin code and even offered ideas to the early developers on how to reduce blockchain size. But Jimmy would go from being an early architect of Bitcoin to the world's most infamous Bitcoin hacker. The year was 2012. Silk Road had been launched the year prior by Ross Ulbricht, a libertarian who believed in the power of free markets. He created Silk Road so people could buy and sell anything they wanted, including a legal contraband, without government interference. It was like the Wild West, but with more drugs and less horses. The Walmart of the Dark Web, and it was an instant hit. It was a hit for Jimmy as well. Jimmy had developed somewhat of a reputation as a party animal in the downtown Athens bar scene. And not only was he a party animal, he was willing to splurge. Here's Jimmy's friend, Stefana Masich, describing Jimmy's behavior while downtown partying. buy He would me and my friends drinks, and then there were multiple times too where he would buy shots for everyone at the bars. He would buy shots for every single person in the bar? I mean like 100 people? Yeah, pretty much. But Jimmy didn't stop at alcohol, however. While downtown at a bar, he once bragged that he had $30 ,000 of cocaine back at his house. So, Jimmy was in a restaurant talking to some girls, and he happens to mention that he has $30 ,000 worth of blow at his house if they want to come back and party. $30 ,000 worth of coke. $30 ,000 of cocaine. Unfortunately for Jimmy, there was an off -duty police officer sitting in the restaurant one table over. That's just bad timing. It was really bad timing. Bad timing indeed. According to Jimmy, he used Silk Road to purchase the illegal substance. But Jimmy wouldn't just be a user of the site. He would later hack Silk Road for 50 ,000 Bitcoin. The details surrounding the hack seem odd for someone with Jimmy's knowledge of computer sciences. It wasn't exactly the criminal plans of a mastermind, rather something much more simple. In his statement, Jimmy says that the way he stole these Bitcoin was he was withdrawing some assets from Silk Road. He had been using it to purchase cocaine, and he realized if he simply double clicked, he could withdraw more than he had put in. Is that what happened? To the instance that he would just double click the withdraw button, we don't know the answer to that question. I mean, that seems awfully simple. But at the time, Jimmy wasn't punished. In fact, he was rewarded. According to Jimmy, Ross Ulbricht was so impressed, he reached out to offer a bonus for discovering the flaw. In addition to letting him keep the 50 ,000 Bitcoin for discovering the vulnerability, Dread Pirate Roberts gave Jimmy an additional 5 ,000 Bitcoin. However, it is important to note that whether or not Jimmy Zong and Ross Ulbricht had communication is in question. The federal prosecutors investigating the case were unable to find any proof. My name is Trevor MacLeanon. I'm a special agent with IRS Criminal Investigation. Jimmy alleges it. We couldn't find any evidence to support that position. But at the time of the hack, Bitcoin was only $10 a coin. But as Bitcoin ballooned in price, the 50 ,000 missing Bitcoin garnered more and more attention from the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. But it would be years later before there is a crack in the case. Here's Sean McGruder, Blocktrace CEO. His company is a contractor for the IRS and other government agencies that assists with complicated blockchain transactions. One of these special agents who I work with on the team calls me and says, hey, Sean, can you help out and assist with this? We can just take a look at it, you know, over the course of the weekend, that'd be great. And this was on a Friday. By Monday, I came back with an answer and said, hey, I think we might have something here. That something ended up being Jimmy's downfall. It was a big mistake from a small transaction. Jimmy had once sent $800 worth of his funds to an exchange with KYC, or Know Your Customer. An exchange with KYC will require their customers to share their name and identifying information. After another unexpected big break, investigators would follow these clues right to Jimmy's doorstep. That big break would actually be a break in. After a trip with friends that Jimmy lavishly paid for, he would come back home to discover his house in Athens, Georgia, had been broken into. The thieves would make out with more than $400 ,000. And even though he was sitting on tens of thousands of stolen Bitcoin worth billions of dollars, Jimmy turned to the police. He shared with authorities that in addition to cash, the burglars had stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin as well. This was an opportunity that federal authorities would not let go to waste. They reached out to the Athens Police Department to see if they could use this home invasion as a pretense to search Jimmy's home. They asked me about the Bitcoin and how much was in there and if he talked about where he got it from or anything like that. And I really didn't have the answers for him. But I told them, let me email them and I'm sure Jimmy will meet with us. Jimmy quickly agreed and Lieutenant Jody Thompson, Agent Trevor Macklin from the IRS, and Sean McRuder go visit Jimmy in Athens. Lieutenant Thompson's body cam was rolling the entire time. Zong, without hesitation, lets the investigators write in. Hey, this is Trevor and Sean. They're going to be with the team. Once inside, investigators get Jimmy to open his laptop and log in. What was on the laptop screen would shock investigators. When you're sitting next to him on the couch, he opens his laptop. What do you see on that screen? Low and behold, he had $60 or $70 million worth of Bitcoins right there next to us. So with one glance at the screen on his laptop, you could instantly tell this is a guy who's a credible suspect. He could have pulled this off. That's right. Authorities now had enough to execute their search warrant. Inside they would find $700 ,000 in cash. And inside a bathroom they stumbled upon a Cheetos popcorn tin. Inside the tin was a computer holding the stolen funds from Silk Road. Jimmy Zong's reign had come to an end. The party animal, the secret Bitcoin billionaire, had finally been caught. Jimmy was arranged on charges of wire fraud. And after a tense courtroom battle, he chose to plead guilty. The judge handed down a sentence of one year and a day in federal prison. Jimmy started serving his time behind bars at the federal prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama, July 14, 2023. The end of the saga saw Jimmy stripped of his illicit digital fortune. The U .S. government seized the stolen Bitcoin, ensuring that this chapter of cybercrime was firmly closed. The once daring, hacking maestro had lost everything. As Jimmy exited the courthouse on April 14, a throng of reporters clamored for a statement. Jimmy draped his coat over his head and briskly made his exit, leaving the questions unanswered and the world wondering. Why'd you steal the money, Jimmy? In the end, the secret Bitcoin billionaire's empire crumbled, not with a bang, but with a subdued exit from the world stage. Jimmy Zong, once a key figure at the heart of the digital frontier, now just another shadowy hacker behind bars.
A highlight from Why the Telecom Market is Behind on AI Adoption, 46 Labs Podcast
"This is Doug Green and I'm the publisher of TR Publications, and we have with us again Trevor Francis, who's the CEO and founder of 46 Labs. Trevor, thank you for joining us today. Thanks for having me again today, Doug. Well, it's always a pleasure. Our last podcast was really interesting, very informative. Lots of people watched and listened, and today we've got a really interesting topic, why the telecom market is behind on AI adoption. So we're going to be diving right into that in just a second, but Trevor, could you just tell us a little bit about 46 Labs? Sure. So we're a connectivity orchestration company. We vertically integrate network applications and kind of all of the plumbing and hosting that goes around that from an infrastructure perspective. We do that primarily for telecom carriers and large enterprises around the world. So let's get to the heart of the matter. What's happening here? What are the problems facing enterprises and carriers today, and where do you see that shifting in the future? Well, I think that ultimately, kind of like we talked about in my last podcast, carriers are having to figure out how to do more with less, right? And AI does contribute a little bit to that value equation, but ultimately the AI can't get in the way of resiliency or redundancy for the carriers, because that's generally how they're measured by their customers, right? Uptime is everything for them, and kind of adopting new technologies means that there's a risk to uptime, right? Even network updates that have nothing to do with AI, right, have caused issues with carriers, right? So there's not a huge incentive to really kind of modernize their networks because modernizing means change and change means potential disruption.
A highlight from 666:FTXs Multi-Front Legal War and Indias Crypto Tug-of-War
"Rockstar Energy punched, bringing a bold and unapologetic flavor packed with energy through a blend of B vitamins, guarana extract, and 240 milligrams of caffeine to fuel what's next. Rockstar Energy drink. Good evening and welcome to the Crypto Overnighter. I'm Nick Ademus and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax, and let's get started. And remember none of this is financial advice. And it's 10 pm pacific on a Monday, September 11th, 2023. Welcome back to the Crypto Overnighter where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news so let's talk about that. Tonight we're diving into FTX's legal labyrinth involving a staggering 86 million dollars. Then we're shifting gears to India, Coinbase's hasty emails, government policy, and the central bank's digital aspirations. We've also got a bitcoin user who made a half million dollar mistake, a Hong Kong -based project revolutionizing decentralized identities, and the social media platform that's proving the naysayers wrong. Buckle up. Failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX is embroiled in legal battles on multiple fronts. The company filed a lawsuit against Layer Zero Labs to recover 86 million dollars transferred just before declaring bankruptcy. Layer Zero Labs accused FTX of making unsubstantiated claims in the lawsuit. FTX's bankruptcy filings have also revealed substantial payments to celebrities. The list includes nearly 750 ,000 to Shaquille O 'Neal, about 308 ,000 to Naomi Osaka, almost 206 ,000 to Trevor Lawrence, and about 271 ,000 to David Ortiz. These celebrities are now subject to lawsuits by FTX creditors. Layer Zero allegedly exploited FTX's sister company Alameda Research by demanding immediate repayment of a 45 million dollar loan. In exchange, Alameda transferred its entire 4 .92 percent equity stake in Layer Zero. The deal was considered highly favorable for Layer Zero. FTX also seeks to cancel prior agreements and recover 21 .37 million dollars that Layer Zero allegedly withdrew illegally. The company is exploring options to claw back funds paid to celebrities and sports teams to settle its debts. Now from my point of view, FTX's legal entanglements are a glaring example of the risks and volatility in the crypto space. The company's aggressive marketing strategy involving high -profile celebrities backfired spectacularly. It's a warning for investors and a point of concern for regulators. Layer Zero's alleged exploitation of Alameda Research's financial distress raises ethical questions. It also highlights the lack of oversight and the need for stringent regulations in the crypto industry. FTX's attempt to recover assets and cancel prior agreements could set a precedent for how companies in financial distress handle their obligations. It's a complex web of legal and financial maneuvers that could have far -reaching consequences. The unfolding drama reminds us of the dangers and rapid expansion without adequate risk management. It's the lesson for other crypto companies and a wake -up call for the industry at large. Lawsuits and bankruptcy are one thing but what happens when a crypto exchange throws a curveball to a whole country? Before we unravel this don't forget to hit that subscribe button to stay updated. Coinbase recently sent emails to some of its Indian users stating it would discontinue services for them after September 25th. The email urged users to withdraw their funds from the platform. The email was not sent to all Indian users but only to those who were found to be in violation of Coinbase's updated standards. This led to confusion and panic among Indian traders who took to social media to express their concerns. Coinbase clarified that the email was part of a routine review and was sent to users who no longer met their updated standards. The exchange also stated that this move does not affect users access to Coinbase cloud services. Coinbase entered the Indian market last year but faced several challenges including regulatory issues and the suspension of UPI support on the platform. The company also stopped onboarding new users from India earlier this year. Coinbase's actions come at a time when India is hosting the G20 summit where global cryptocurrency regulation is being discussed. The Indian government is also evaluating recommendations for regulating crypto assets. Despite these developments Coinbase remains committed to the Indian market and continues to offer its wallet services. The timing of this event and the ongoing G20 summit in India cannot be ignored. Is Coinbase feeling the heat from global regulatory discussions or is this a strategic move to tighten its user base and comply with evolving regulations? Either way the incident has sown seeds of distrust. Coinbase's selective email to certain Indian users also raises questions about transparency. What are these updated standards and why were only specific users targeted? It's a murky situation. Moreover the Indian government's stance on cryptocurrency is still unclear adding another layer of complexity to Coinbase's operations in the country. With the G20 summit discussing global crypto regulations Coinbase's actions might be a preemptive measure to avoid future complications. While Coinbase remains operational in India the incident calls out the vulnerabilities and uncertainties that come with centralized systems. Coinbase's recent actions in India have clearly caused a stir highlighting the tensions between centralized crypto platforms and regulatory ambiguity. But as we pivot from this snapshot of crypto's current standing in India let's widen the lens. Now we were just talking about the G20. It's not just the exchanges that are at a crossroads here. The Indian government itself is on the brink of setting the course for crypto's future and their decisions won't just affect the subcontinent. They're positioned to influence the global crypto landscape via their presidency of the G20. So from the individual worries of Coinbase users to the collective anxiety of the global crypto community we see that the issues are deeply interconnected. Both are waiting for India's next move which could either enhance financial freedom or tighten the government's grip. So here's what's going on more broadly speaking. India's finance ministry is set to decide its stance on crypto in the coming months. The country has been under scrutiny for harsh crypto regulations including taxes and anti -money laundering rules. However there is a shift towards possibly framing its own legislation, a first since early 2022. India is also working on a five -point crypto legislative framework. This includes advanced KYC for crypto companies, real -time proof of reserve audits, a uniform taxation policy, and possible authorized dealer status for crypto platforms under the Reserve Bank of India's guidelines.
A highlight from 1224. One Chat To Rule Them All! Unstoppable Domains INTERVIEW
"All right, so today we're going to dive into the concept of maybe one chat system to rule them off. We're going to talk a little bit about that, what kind of technologies are starting to make their way into Web3, but also kind of this merger from what we're seeing within the Web2 apps. And we wanted to do this with Unstoppable. And I think you guys are going to like the show. It's going to be a good one. My name is Paul Vera. Welcome back into Tech Path. Joining me today, of course, is Sandy Carter, who is coming in over from Unstoppable domains. You of course know her and have seen her, COO and channel chief. Great to have you back. Thank you, Paul. So great to see you again. Yeah. Listen, I was looking at some of the videos that we have done with you. Five months ago was the last one, and this was on the Web3 identity side. So interesting stuff. We've had you on the channel a couple of times. Tell us what's been going on with Unstoppable over these past five months. Anything new? Oh my gosh. We've had so many new things, so many new partnerships and so many new features that have been coming out. I'll actually start with today. Today we announced messaging. We did two partnerships for messaging, one with XMTP on what we call person -to -person messaging so that I can message you, Paul, you can message me, as well as with push technology. Push technology will be driving our business to user messaging, which really helps you to, as a partner, to message all of your users. So let's take Polygon, for instance. All the Polygon users of Unstoppable, Sandeep, the CEO, could message all of those through push technology. So two amazing new partners that joined the fold just today. We also announced something called UD Blue. Which is pretty cool. So Unstoppable Blue is the ability to get some premium features and functions by subscribing to one of our services. So we've taken a page out of several other companies' books in order to do that. But the response was really great. So you get things like a website template creator, the ability to do bulk minting, for example. And so that was also very exciting because UD Blue was a real powerhouse of what we're looking at and what we're looking to see as well. And then a real shocker at ECC in Paris, we also were able to announce that we are now selling on our website .eth. And so that was a big shocker because we're number one in naming services, ENS is number two. Now we have one -stop shop with unstoppable domains and you can buy either of those from us or more importantly, hopefully all of the above. We see a lot of people coming in and just saying, I want sandy .x and sandy .eth and they'll just do a clean suite. So I think that's really powerful. I like the centralization because that does, I think for a lot of people, they are used to that already in the traditional web two domain naming services that are available out there. So I think it's a good move on you guys' part. And also, I think it's just one of those things for the future of web three, the easier we can make it, the better. I think it is going to be for everyone. I want to jump to a couple of... Can I add one more on ease of use? I'm sorry, Paul. So the other thing that we announced that I'm really excited about is the very first web application three marketplace. Today there are marketplaces out there like OpenSea or Rarible or Magic Eden for NFTs, but we announced the first web three application marketplace. And we're really excited about that because in there you can see our 870 different integrations that are there. You can see that featured bar, which I don't know why it's not filling in, but when it fills in, those are all the featured web three apps using AI. So for example, like Etherscan or Phantom, and we're going to change the feature apps every month. And then a customer or a user or an owner can come in and they can search for tax application or metaverse or game or whatever they're interested in and get access to that as well. We think that this is one of the most powerful things that we've announced in a long time because, you know, I even said five months ago, utility is greater than hype. And we kept announcing and announcing all these partnerships, but how do you find out about all of them? How do you search for them? How do you know where you can use your unstoppable domain? Now you can get it all from the marketplace. We did a video actually on the marketplace. It was in one of our videos where we broke that down. We saw some great opportunities there. So for those of you watching or listening in today, make sure and check back on some of our Unstoppable videos. We may have not had Sandy on it, but we talk about Unstoppable quite a bit. And Sandy, I want to jump over to a tweet here. This was from you guys' Twitter account. A couple of features here that I think are unique. One, this of course is in reference to, you know, ETH naming services. So obviously for ETH, now you can do that there. Using ETH to log in with Unstoppable, that's interesting. And also building an unstoppable profile with no gas fees. So that's cool. Encrypted email. Explain this with the .ETH domain. How will that work? So we integrated with a partner called Skiff. And Skiff is amazing because what Skiff enables you to do is to send encrypted email. You've been able to do that for a long time with any of the Unstoppable domains, but now that access is also open to .ETH domains as well. So that would enable encrypted domain. But some of the other things I love about .ETH is, you know, we heard that people wanted to buy more than one. So now you can buy multiple .ETHs off of our website. The other thing, in fact, Paul, it was really funny. I was talking to a reporter and I was telling him about how we're now selling .ETH on our website. And he's like, man, I had my name all laid out and I forgot that it was subscription, that you had to renew it, and I lost it. And so now with Unstoppable, you can set an auto -renewal date. So you can say, hey, I want to renew this automatically for five years, Unstoppable, take care of that, so that you never lose your name again. I think that's really powerful too. Well, I mean, I think for anybody who is, if you think about just traditional naming services out there, they're kind of accustomed to that if they've got any kind of .COM in the past. So some of that is definitely out there in Web2 land. Push alerts on the iPhone, though. So that's available. Any plan for Android, because I'm rocking both iPhone and Android now these days. When are you going to have that available as well? Yeah, I mean, we think it's going to be, we said coming soon in our blog post, but we think it's probably going to be as soon as next week, where you'll also be able to use and leverage this on your Android device as well. And you know, it really just has to do with the approval processes, you know, before you can publish anything to the App Store, the Apple Store, you have to get their approval. The same thing is true with Android. So it's just a matter of getting all the approvals done. Yeah. Is there a difference between the ETH naming service when you go over to ens .org and what you guys are doing, or is it just very transparent? Is there, other than, you know, the ability to auto -renew, things of that nature, what would be some of the key things that are differentiating between you and what ENS is doing? So, I mean, I think the big ones are auto -renewal, which is really powerful. The ability to buy more than one .ETH, we've had that happen a lot. This is one of our, you know, working backwards from the customer, being very customer obsessed. One of the things that we heard about a lot is having the ability to go in there and say, I want Sandy, I want Sandy Carter, I want S. Carter, and I want to buy all those at one time versus keep going back and back and back. So I think that that's a really big deal and a really big feature as well that we enable. And, you know, just the ability as well. If you're a new user, one of the reasons we did this was to expand the market. We're looking for more Web 2 users to come in and we wanted to make it really easy for them. So today, using Unstoppable, you don't have to have a crypto wallet. We will store it for you in a vault. Now, you still own it, so it's still yours, you still own it, but it's now stored in a vault. And that means that at any time, you can come and claim it and put it in your wallet. But while you're still learning, quote unquote, the space itself, you're also able to place that into the vault. And the vault is, I think, very powerful and is getting more and more powerful as we progress forward. Explain it a little further because I think some of the people that might be listening or watching right now, they may have not even used Unstoppable before. So let's say I go in, I get my name, .whatever, let's say .crypto or .x, and I want to put that in. I'm not using, I'm just using a regular credit card to be able to buy that. What that's doing is it's just putting it, parking it in a vault until I put a wallet to it. Is that how it works? That's right. So you still own it. It's still yours, but it's in a vault, so it's still secure. It's being held for you, so nobody else can buy it. It's yours, but you don't have to go through and set up a wallet. You know, Paul, I think you and I talked on one of the episodes about how hard it is to get crypto from an exchange, put it in your wallet, figure out your wallet, protect your, you know, have your private key there. And so this makes it so easy. You know, now for the first time, you can buy sandy .eth with a credit card. You don't have to pay in crypto, and you can store it in a vault. So if you're brand new to the space, you just want to get started or you want to take a bet on the future, this is a great way to do it because all you need to do is have a credit card, place it in a vault, and then when you're ready to tackle the next, and hopefully when Web3 becomes easier, and maybe that wallet won't be quite so hard, then you're able to really go ahead and just get started and get moving as well. Okay, one last question on vault, just for my own reasons. Is there a recurring fee for vault storage that you've got to pay for? How does that work as a whole? Yeah, so we do charge $4 a year, so it's a very low fee, but we charge $4 a year for the storage that it costs to just store it. Because again, as you're storing it in the vault, you're not storing it in your own wallet. That's per domain versus per user, or is that one user, one vault? Per domain, that's right. All right, so I mean, for those of you, I would recommend getting a vault, but if not, go ahead and get a wallet and be able to, of course, integrate that way. Talking about wallets, obviously, Solana just recently put out their Solana name service. That, of course, is now starting to roll out. What about the potential integration with what Solana is doing? We love Solana. You know, already, if you look at many of our applications that we support login with, they are Solana -based applications. We are looking for a lot more naming services. We want Unstoppable to be the one -stop shop for Web3 domains. So, you know, Bonfito runs the .sol naming service. We would love to have them sell on our site, as well as many, many others. We're chatting with lots of other naming services right now to get the ability to sell those on our site. Most recently, we announced that we would also support .sats, which is part of the ordinal family for Bitcoin. So that's the newest one that we also did as well. Well, it's going to be good. I think the more we see integrations, kind of the all -in -one location, you know, if you think about GoDaddy and what they've done with regular domain service within Web2, maybe Unstoppable is kind of the future there. I want to jump over to a clip real quick. And this is in reference to an interview we did with the McFarland team, along with some other people. And it was talking about allowlist. And this was some situations that are occurring with NFT drops and just projects in general. Let me play this clip for you and hear what you have to say. A Discord allowlist, a little bit of a kind of a clunky process that we're seeing play out in real time around this. So, you know, why not use like a Web3 kind of solution here for something like that? It is absolutely not the ideal and it's not where we want to go going forward. So hopefully it's a lot smoother. So Trevor and I had a long conversation about this from McFarland. And again, we like what McFarland is doing. As you could see, that would be a perfect example of a Web3 solution that could get into allowing someone like me who has an ID and be able to drop into something like that in terms of a project very easily. You know, some kind of that, you know, one chat to end them all or one ID for every use case. Are you guys looking at any kind of integrations or any potential solutions for things like this? Well, today, if you have Unstoppable, you can log in to over 500 different applications with using your Unstoppable ID. We are looking at, you know, we want to get up to so we're at 870. We want to get up to a thousand really quickly. So we're looking at any and all integrations that add value to our users. Paul, the way we work is really using the Amazon Web Services model, which is working backwards from our customers. So, for example, the announcement we made today on messaging, that came directly from our users and our partners. They said, we want to be able to message each other. And so, you know, I wrote a PR to make that happen and then we worked backwards and we got that in the game. So this is something that would be an amazing integration to do as well. And we've got a whole list of people that were, you know, companies that we're working with. So if you want to make a great introduction for me, please do that. We know the Farland team, so I'll introduce you to Trevor and Todd over there. Yeah, I'd love that. You mentioned 500 apps. Is there a place on the website where we can go take a look and just see what is available and what's coming? Where is that available right now? Yeah, so on the Unstoppable Marketplace, all of our apps and wallets are there. So that's where 870 different applications. So we have 520 apps or D apps, right? Decentralized applications, 170, now 171 wallets are out there. We also have games like Atari that are out there and metaverses. So if you ever want to know, do you support something, it's here. Or if you want to go out and search by category, you can also search by category. So, you know, when tax season was in, people were asking us, are there apps that you guys integrate with so that we can quickly do our tax systems for, you know, the upcoming, what is it, for 15 deadline. And then we just recently integrated as well with a company called Bitcrunch. We're integrated with them because what they do is they actually assess the value of your entire NFT portfolio. So, you know, if you have some of your NFTs in, you know, maybe in Magic Eden, some in Rarible, some in OpenSea, maybe some don't exist there, it gives you a nice little analytical, using artificial intelligence, kind of an assessment of where that sits today. So it's pretty cool. So we continue again, we listen to our customers, they say, wow, we need to do this or we would like to do, you know, like Etherscan or whatever it happens to be. And then we try to go and get that integration done with whatever great company that is. So a lot of companies out there starting to look at Web3 solutions, whether it's integration on loyalty, NFT projects, all sorts of use cases that are starting to flow into the business side of, you know, Web3. Are you guys looking at any major partnerships, corporate, you know, kind of whether it's, you're doing a deal or they're just trying to start to utilize some of these services? What are you seeing in that landscape right now? Oh my gosh, Paul, there's so many Web2 companies right now that are very interested in trying Web3. And it's not because Web3 is hip or cool, but it's because of the value prop that Web3 brings to the table. So you mentioned loyalty. Loyalty is a really big one because everything's on chain and you can identify users. It's just such a great use case. So we're seeing that one pop up for a lot of Web2 companies. We haven't closed any yet, but we have many, many, many inquiries in that space. And I would say at ECC, which was our last big Web3 show in Paris, we had double the interest of Web2 companies at that show and us than we had in the previous year. I think right now that people are just a little nervous, right? A lot of people equate Web3 equals crypto and people are nervous about crypto. And you and I know that Web3 doesn't equal crypto. Crypto is one of the use cases. It's why we make available credit card purchase and vault. So you don't have to go with crypto. But I think we're gonna see, once I think the regulations settle down, which we are seeing, we just saw Coinbase, we just saw Ripple, we're seeing several of the court cases come down favorable. I think when that regulation gets solved, that we're gonna really unleash the Web2 companies because there's just so much interest, but there's just a fear of, is now the right time to move forward with it? Yeah, one of our company entities is a consulting group. And I work in that capacity with a lot of different brands. And that is the same kind of landscape we're seeing. Everybody's starting to build a strategy right now. They just haven't deployed. There's a lot of projects that are underway right now for utilization of a lot of tool sets, whether it's loyalty or you look at NFT applications, as well as smart contract integrations into some brand identity, especially around IP. So I would agree with you. I think there's gonna be some big steps going forward. Let's talk a little bit about humanity check verified versus things like what we've seen with Worldcoin. Talk to me a little about what you guys are doing in that space as we are looking at identification as being a potential here. And this is something that you and I have talked about before and how this might change the future of just self -identity in Web3. Talk to me about what you guys are doing. Yeah, so we actually did introduce, we were one of the first to introduce a humanity check. And one of the things that we found out was with our humanity check, a lot of Web3, it just didn't fit the Web3 ethos, right? People really didn't want to be identified. But now as we're starting to see more and more Web2 come in, humanity check is starting to become something that's mandatory. So the slide you just had up was Rarimo. We did a partnership yesterday with Rarimo. And so the interesting thing there is we continue to do our own humanity check, but some apps are also looking for you to verify that you are a person and not a bot. And so we partnered with Rarimo on that, who is also working with Galaxy and Decentraland and some other applications that will use unstoppable domains as part of that humanity check. I do think, you know, if you think about Worldcoin, Worldcoin went, I think, way above, right, using biometrics. And most of the Web3 community I talked to is not ready for anything like that. I mean, if you think looking at a government -issued ID and comparing it, that was kind of too harsh. Biometrics went way above, at least from what we heard about from our users as well. Yeah, it's definitely one that appears to be crossing the line. But no, no, we're also talking about kind of this next evolution of demographics right now. Whether it's in the U .S. or abroad, there's a lot of nations that have, we'll call it a younger demographic who is very crypto -native, digital -native, social -native. They kind of get that. But I'm kind of on the fence here in reference to identification, just because we see the problem with bots in not only just here on the YouTube channel, but we see it in social media. We have our own Power Index, which is a tool that analyzes sentiment. And bots are one of the biggest problems that we deal with right now. So I think it is something that if Web3 can solve that, that would be pretty significant going forward. Speaking of bots, I want to jump over to your cryptoseam .x mystery boxes. And I was looking at this, and it just looks so close to what's happening over at Twitter. I think, all right, could there be some partnerships looming here with what you guys are doing and with what Elon Musk is doing over at Twitter? Yeah, well, you know, we've had .x now for, I think, almost three or four years. A .x, I would say, .x. And for us, .x is, you know, has always been the hippest and the coolest extension. So a lot of celebrities go with .x. And so I think it's always been a really cool extension for us. When Twitter rebranded, I did reach out to Twitter, and I'm looking forward to some upcoming meetings. We don't have anything planned, so there's no pre -announcements or anything. But I would like to just chat with them about some things that we could potentially do around the space. But x, you know, x marks the spot. I think x makes everything cool. I think that x has always been super cool, and it's always been one of our number one .x extensions as well. So you see more there. The mystery boxes are done with Magic Eden. We have a box. We're going to, you know, package things together. And it's a mystery. You don't know which name you're going to get. It's guaranteed to be at a certain level, but could go even above that value. So I think it's pretty exciting. We did this once before, and we completely sold out. So again, listening to our customers, you know, they said, bring this back. We like the mystery. We like being surprised. So that's what this is. Well, it's good gamification, I think, which is one of the engaging elements of not only digital, but Web3, I think we'll see more and more of this. So for sure. All right. I was looking at your Twitter right here. OpenSea. We have some requests for the Unstoppable ENS community that we'd like to see for Web3 domains on OpenSea. What do you think about this? That is a big integration, or would be. What's the likelihood of something like that? We've been talking with Devin, who's the CEO of OpenSea, for quite a while. And they have said that integration is on its way. So I do try to keep a very open dialogue with them. Obviously, it's up to them on timing. We keep preparing lists, and now that we also sell .eth, we have lists of requirements from us as well as .eth. And so we'd love to see OpenSea do that integration. You know, right now, OpenSea is dealing with a lot, especially around all the royalty issues. And so I think they've got to get through that. And then I'm hopeful that we'll be next in line for that integration. Interesting. All right. So we've been talking about that a little bit on our channel in reference to creators and the utilization of Web3 solutions, what this might mean for this next generation, I think, of really digital ID, Web ID, or whatever you want to call it. There's going to be a centralized identifier. And the ability to kind of navigate no matter what app, like you mentioned, being able to communicate intra -app without actually having a home base. I want to play a clip for you. This is Pussy Riot and a little bit about what she has been doing out there. Let's play this clip. The all -female group called Pussy Riot has been jailed for two years for an anti -Putin performance in a Russian Orthodox cathedral. What was it like? What did you face inside prison? I ended up in a labor camp. It was also a psychological torture because with your labor, you support the system that you go against. You said you've had this one job for many years. What's that one job? My job is to hurt Vladimir Putin as much as humanly possible. Can you do that with art and music and protest? Yeah, of course. Because bullets can penetrate your body. Art can penetrate your mind. Does that make you dangerous? Some people say so. Do you think you are? No, I think I'm nice and cute and fluffy and like really just lovely person. The point we're getting at here is obviously the way in which social will be utilized in the future and the idea of digital ID. I was looking just here on Linster. This is an example of the use case that's starting to be used with whether you think about creators or you just look at anybody that's essentially going to be utilizing tool sets like this in Web3, especially around digital ID. Because this starts to create the digital ID ownership that is yours. Now you have the ability to kind of span out. What are your thoughts on kind of the future of where digital ID is going? Well, I think there's still so much potential for digital ID. If I look at things like social causes in particular, when we did our focus groups asking people, what do you want as part of your digital identity? Social causes was one of the very top along with cars and sports, of course. And so I do see a lot of potential to use your digital identity to represent causes. For example, we are getting ready to announce our top 100 most inspirational women of Web3, our top 100 young girls of Web3. And that's a social cause, right? I'm trying to get more diversity inside of Web3 and I'm using our digital identity to do that as a social cause. I think digital identities in the future will represent social causes and not just ones that you talk about, Paul, but ones that you really do something about, right? Because with blockchain, you now have the ability to find out not just what people say, but what they actually do. But in the future, you know, education will be part of digital identity. So you no longer have to guess if I have Harvard on my LinkedIn profile, did I really go to Harvard or am I just saying I went to Harvard? I think healthcare, you know, I just met up with 100 healthcare startups up in New York. I think that healthcare could be a really ripe area for digital identity. Of course, we saw California now is working to get car titles as well on digital identity. So I think the future is really bright here. There's so much that's possible. But I think we need more adoption and more maturity as we go along and more innovation. And that's, you know, I just saw you flash up women of Web3. You know, women of Web3 and AI is really important because everything says that if you have more diversity of thought in what you're doing, you're going to get bigger ideas. You're going to innovate stronger and more powerfully. So I truly believe that this is a big, big, big focus. And here you see Paris Hilton. You know, she believes the same. She's working really hard for women in this space. And I love partnering with her and her team on a whole set of initiatives, again, to change the game for that social cause.
A highlight from Conor Picks A New Favorite Team
"I don't know if I like that. I I like as a coach like an outlier in appearance like a Like someone who's either very old Not in great shape Like looks battle -hardened. There's something to that for me because Well Vic Fangio is Mike McDaniel's defensive coordinator Now Vic Fangio is still the head coach of the Broncos we'd have and Vic and I are from Scranton That would have been a very well Vic is from Dunmore I'm from Scranton. Let me because he'll correct you when you say that but That would have been an obvious one, but you get rid of Vic Fangio you get rid of me as a franchise So but Vikings are good But again, it's like I like So what I like about them So the wholesome part like Kirk Cousins has got that covered but on top of that, right like I do think like the way they treated their plate like one thing that was very noticeable to me was the way they handled all their outgoing players this year and If you go back and you look like Dalvin cook Patrick Peterson Eric Kendricks All these got Adam feel and all these got Dalvin cook all these guys they offloaded None of them have anything bad to say about the Vikings because of the way they handle those guys on the way out And then what you have remaining? Is maybe the most exciting young player in the game and Justin Jefferson, right? Proximity, New Jersey, that's an easy flight. It's a Delta hub So you have like you can get there really really easily and probably like an hour and a half two hours I feel like the young core there is good. They're very Forward thinking with quasi Adolfo Mensa is their GM who's kind of like a good merger between analytics and scouting. I Think there's a lot there I mean I just think that and I don't think that they're at the level of like the Bears or the Giants where it's like Alright, like that's a hit. That's a team that like has Like it's hard to just join that established fan base You know what? I mean? Like I feel like they're like maybe a notch below that and they're Minnesota nice. They would let me in My problem is I feel like as my kids get older. I need the head coach to be Older than me because like I think Kevin O 'Connell and I are pretty close to the same age We're in the same NFL locker room together when I was a young beat reporter and he was I covered him to Quarterback. Yeah, it's so I think like I would imagine like maybe one day my kids being like Oh the head coach of the Vikings is 40. Why aren't you doing anything? Cool dad? You're you're 40 so that's just something that's kind of the back of my radar, but I do I I Do support moving the Vikings up? to to a hot team Potentially and I do like I like that They're a little earlier in the cycle because it would be a little strange to I think the Jaguars are a very appealing pick It would be strange to become a Jaguars fan and then for the rest of your life people say Oh, how'd you become a Jaguars fan? And you say well, it was Trevor Lawrence's third season They had already proven they could win a playoff game and I said now's a good time for me to hop on the Jacksonville bandwagon Jacksonville just feels like I don't know. It's like too obvious too obvious That's how I feel about Detroit too, which is in this category. We haven't even talked about. Yeah. Yeah No, I'm with you Detroit's too obvious and part of this is gonna be You know, I want a fan base that handles success. Well, I think on this list a lot of teams that got punished Are teams whose fans when they achieve sudden success? Just collectively become like the largest group of douchebags on the planet and is that how you feel about Eagles fans? People would describe Patriots What I like about Eagles fans, I will say this you're getting dangerously close to early Bill Simmons era Boston and A Boston Red Sox Boston Celtics where you're making it a lot about you and I think you are over rating The struggle that's what I would say and it's there's a very theatrical Element to all that we had to go through in the empty stadiums at the link and oh The fellowship what we called it up here was right before they like the championships started here They called it the fellowship of the miserable up here But it's theater, right? It's acting some of it is Yeah, I mean like the whole like going to your you know Great -grandfather's grave site the day after the Red Sox won the World Series. There was definitely some of that Okay, I can see that to one up that I will say the morning of the Super Bowl this past year I saw videos from Philly where people were at their grandparents grave sites tailgating And they had run like they were tailgating with their dead relatives I remember walking into the stadium in Arizona being sent these videos Wait a minute Can you imagine like driving by a cemetery and seeing like an RV parked in the middle of it and just like a half dozen people hanging out But that's also part of why I'm weary about Philly like there's always there's already this established fan Subculture and then to be able to fit in I would have to be so extra beyond what I am now And so I think that there's a little bit of pressure there to be there's a high barrier to entry to be a fanatical Eagles fan I think yeah, I also think Philly is a very strong 4 -4 kind of city and I know there are others on the list I'm not saying that's exclusive to Philly But I think it it is Particular there where it's like the diehard Eagles fans are tend to be also diehard Sixers Phillies fans It's not an easy city to sort of pick and choose one team a la carte and have other interests It feels like everyone's very much dialed into all of the teams I know there are other four for four cities people probably listening to the saying or cities like that, too But it feels it feels like some very passionate fans as I know and I think it would be a tough place to just sort Of hop in as just an Eagles fan it would it would anybody else have a candidate to bump up from maybe teams So we're moving the Vikings up right moving the Vikings up Okay, I'm gonna have to you know, the Kevin O 'Connell thing is a me issue.
A highlight from The Incompetence Of Biden & Kamala Harris Is Stunningly Apparent
"This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher Show. We always ask people, who do you want to see be the 2024 nominee? And six months ago, Ron DeSantis, he would always come up. He was the first one. If it wasn't Trump, it was him. People don't even mention it right now. They're not your kids, Joe. I'm sorry. And it also took you four and a half years to even acknowledge your own granddaughter in Arkansas. And we really could see Trump and maybe even up to a dozen other people face charges early this week. Now, from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. What a weekend. The Iowa State Fair. We want Trump. The crowd went wild as Ron DeSantis was literally overshadowed by Trump at the Iowa State Fair. You know, I'm going to say this, I've been saying it over and over again, and some people give me grief for it. In fact, Barbara came up to me at the event in San Diego the other night and said that she wanted me to be all in for Trump and I'm not supportive enough of Trump, which is news to me since I always get criticized for being too far in the tank for President Trump. But I'm sorry, I'm not going to deceive you or pretend that DeSantis is being treated really unfairly. Are you listening to him? Are you paying attention to what he says, what he offers? I believe that he should have waited until 2028. And I would dream of a Trump DeSantis ticket in 2024. But everything DeSantis says is exactly what America wants from a president. He's being treated really, really unfairly. Not a whole lot around that. And let's face it, if Biden is the nominee, I don't want to jinx this, but anybody should be able to beat him. Did you hear what he said over the weekend about the wildfires in Hawaii? Now this has been a devastating event. Thousands and thousands and thousands of people have lost everything. That one historic town is completely wiped out. People were jumping into the into the ocean to escape the flames. It's just a hellscape, right? So there's Biden on the beach again, again, man lives on the beach. He's only been on vacation in the two and a half years or so that he's been president about 40 weeks. Hey, Derek, would you get me a fact check on that for me, please? I want to get the exact amount of vacation time that Grandpa Joe has been taking since he was sworn into office after the spectacularly efficient and effective and pristine election of 2020, where nothing went wrong and people just revolted and a record amount of votes for the guy who never left his basement, who never campaigned, Joe Biden. Let's find out just exactly how many weeks of vacation he's been gone. Well, I'll get you that number in just a moment. But I want to play this clip of you because I saw this report on social media from a Bloomberg reporter covering Biden. And the reporter said Justin Sink from Bloomberg reported after a couple of hours on the Rehoboth, Delaware beach, Biden was asked about the rising death toll in Hawaii. No comment, he said, before heading home. I thought there's no way there's no way he can't be that out of it. He can't be that cruel. He can't be that detached. He can't be that addled. There's no way he's going to give a no comment to a reporter asking about the death toll in Hawaii. Now, this video and audio is a little hard to hear. Adam's going to crank it up as loud as he can. But there is video evidence of Biden's callousness. Will you come talk about the Hawaii response, Mr. President? He stood there. Any comment about the rising death toll in in Maui? And he said, no, no comment and walked away. No comment in his golf shirt with his stupid baseball cap on after he stumbled around the I'm beach. going to get a number here in just a moment. I want you to, I'm going to fact, I'll get a fact check here on how many weeks he's been on vacation. I know it's been almost half the time he's spent in office. Unbelievable. So Trump or DeSantis or Vivek or whoever it's going to be is going to be able to get on the debate stage and say, do you plan to work in your next term? Three hundred and fifty two days. He's been on vacation. Three hundred and fifty two days. I'm just going to divide this up as 50 weeks, 50. I thought it was 40. He's been on vacation for 50 with not 15, 50, 50 weeks. I mean, gosh, no wonder Eric Hanson was gone for two solid weeks. He's following a page from the Joe Biden playbook. You know, hey, if you're going to if you're going to go big or go home, forget this couple of days off at a time, take two weeks off, take four. Next time, Eric's going to take four weeks off instead of two. And Eric, too, has to go to the beach. Everybody needs like beach time. Everybody needs like mental health clearance time. Cars don't work. Stay home. OK. Guess Uber doesn't work. I guess Uber doesn't. I'm telling you what, the whole world's going crazy. If everybody around you is going nuts. What do you do about it? And of course, my wife always used to say, maybe it's not them, Mike. Maybe it's not them. Speaking of family, many thanks to everybody who's been praying for my son, Trevor. He had a surgery the other day when I was out in San Diego for our big event out there. Trevor had his toes amputated on his right foot because of his diabetes, who is always the cruel irony that Trevor is the athletic fit one that really just doesn't seem fair. You know, he loves to be he's very, very physical, very athletic, very active. They thought they were going to amputate his foot because of an infection that he got in his in his foot. Instead, they just amputated the toes. He says he's doing great. I talked to him a lot over the weekend, talked to him late last night. He said, Dad, it's the weirdest thing that phantom pain they talk about is real because my toes hurt. And he goes, I don't have any toes on that right foot. And of course, he sent me some videos and pictures. And I tried to be the strong dad without, you know, fainting as he's showing me his new foot. But he's a tough, tough young man and he's a warrior. And I am absolutely grateful for the prayers and the warm wishes that I've gotten from so many people for our family. His older brother is there. Brian's taking care of him. His daughter, Lily, is taking care of him. My other son, Matthew, is going into Minneapolis today to take care of him. So many, many, many, many thanks to the prayers for Trevor Gallagher. Of course, yep, he's the same one that had the car accident. Listen, when you see the car that he was driving when he was in the head on collision, do we still have that video, that picture that we can send out? Isn't it car at 800 -655 -MIKE? And you send and we'll send you back the picture of the car that Trevor was in, the head on crash in Arlington, what was that, a year ago, year and a half ago? And I knew with all the challenges he's had with diabetes, he was in this terrible car accident and he broke his legs, his knees. I mean, he had, gosh, he was banged up. Poor kid was banged up big time. I say kid, young man, what is he, 40 now. But lucky to be alive. But I remember after when I went to the hospital the day after his accident, I was thinking, gosh, I hope to heck he does not have further complications with his diabetes as a result of the accident. And inevitably that is what happened. So anyway, many thanks to the prayers that so many of you have been have been extending for Trevor. He's going to be just fine. I think it is right. Do we have it? Is that right, Derek? Yeah, keyword car. So if you send the keyword car to the MyPillow text line, which is 800 -655 -MIKE, you'll get a picture back of the car that Trevor was driving. He was in a head on collision. He's going about 50 miles an hour. How he survived that thing, I mean, I see that car and I just get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach again. The car caught on fire. I mean, he literally had to break out of the door and crawl out on his badly broken legs. Both of his legs were shattered pretty badly.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 07/20/23
"Happy birthday, Kim. When I say being nice to her, I wanted to do this instead of one of the fingernails on a blackboard songs of my entire life, Betty Davis Eyes. Yikes. I don't know what it is about it. I just don't know what it is about it. It is kryptonite to me. Do you have a problem with Betty Davis? No. Do you ever see Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? I love Betty Davis. Martin Short. I heard Martin Short on a podcast talking to somebody, I think Conan, talking about how he was on Johnny Carson. And this kind of television will never happen again, where you have an evening of TV and somebody with the heft of Johnny Carson is talking to Betty Davis and then bringing in the hot fresh new talent that is Martin Short. And I think someone I don't know who had dared Martin Short, I'll give you $100, if you will do a Betty Davis impersonation to Betty Davis. And so he comes in and looks over at Betty. And this is so weird because the guests, when you're done as a guest, you don't leave. You just move down the couch, which is also a strange thing. Martin Short leans over and says, well, it's certainly a pleasure to meet you. And she has no idea. She says, well, it's wonderful to meet you as well. I mean, she has no idea that Martin Short is actually dead. And he starts doing some impressions and then Betty Davis leans over and says, well, could you do me? It's like, OK, just one of those late night stories of the time you'll never get again. Martin Short is, I believe, the funniest guy in the universe. So talented. He has a character named Jiminy Glick. And I swear he patterned, he's a closet Mike Gallagher Show listener because he patterned Jiminy Glick after me. Let me go through the list of comparisons. First of all, he never met a donut he didn't like. Jiminy Glick is married to like Dee Dee. And of course, I was married to Denise. He's got four sons, Matthew, Modine, Michael and they're all with like them. And of course, I have Micah, Matthew, Trevor and Brian. And he's an egotistical blowhard. So there's that, too. I think he absolutely patterned Jiminy Glick. But have you ever seen the Jiminy Glick interviews? I mean, he's this big fat. Yes, the prosthetics are just amazing. With the oversized glasses and he's shoving donuts in his mouth while he's interviewing all these stars. And it's I mean, he he had a one man show on Broadway once that that I saw that was just one of the best things I'd ever. He's a funny, funny guy. Real, real. All right. Well, speaking of gems. So yesterday we've got the IRS whistleblowers who proved over and over again that the entire Biden family is sorry, garbage. The same goes for rotten Merrick Garland and the corrupt Christopher Wray. And of course, do you realize that CNN, MSNBC, the mainstream media, they didn't touch it? They didn't touch the whistle mark testimony. Can you imagine? I thought they I thought the left like whistleblowers. They like some whistleblowers.
The Happy Make the World Better, The Unhappy Make It Worse
"The world better the unhappy make it worse You have a moral obligation to act happy, even if you don't feel it can't inflict your bad moods Any more than you can inflict your bad odors on others? That's the way it is in life happiness should be pursued. It is a virtue. I Can't emphasize it too strongly You that the happy make the world better and the unhappy make it worse Today's subject I'm Dennis Prager, by the way, today's subject is In my book on happiness It changed my life when I first realized its importance. It was taught to me by a Buddhist In My third year at college I was in England the University of Leeds and I studied among other things comparative religion a Man by the name of Trevor Ling who wrote a very very terrific book I'm gonna look that up. I wonder if it I am I know it's I doubt it's still in print This but he was he was a major major Englishman who converted if you will To Buddhism Well, they don't even have it list they had they think you did you mean Trevor Lang Wow, he is let's see. Let's see if I can get this up Trevor Ling there we go books. Yeah. He has one on the Buddha But they don't show the one that I used for religion I'll try to find it because you should read it He said one day said according to Buddhism. There are two reasons for pain Desires and expectations That are not fulfilled Therefore the Buddhist goal he said is to get rid of desires and get rid of expectations.
Dr. James Lindsay and Charlie Unpack Corporate Liberalism
"James Lindsay is with us. He's the author of several books. He is prolific. I don't say that lightly. I read almost everything he publishes from new discourses to marksification of education, race, Marxism and cynical theories. Is that the whole canon? That's the whole canon. Yeah. For right now. Make sure you just get the mic up there, James. So happy Juneteenth, James. Is that what today is? Yes, that's true. Yeah, it is. I forgot. It's not important to me, so I forgot. And I think that this is an attitude, right? I feel like these kind of fake holidays, I mean, Juneteenth is a real holiday in Texas. Yes, but I mean, we know what this is. We know what this is. And so having forgotten that it exists, I think is kind of a is a key mentality that I think a lot of Americans should have. You know, speaking of forgetting that things exist, I'm sad. I'm sad to admit to our audience that as a family, we use Amazon more than we should. When you have a young kid, it's almost unavoidable. However, it was it's interesting. You know, I had to go pick something up at pottery barn kids and I had to leave, you know, gay stuff everywhere, pride, all that. By the way, Trevor Project, go donate. Oh, you have the A is for activist book. Have you seen that little baby book? I actually have a copy that one of your thoughts on totally out of control. And then I was just interested. I said, OK, went to Amazon .com and then Whole Foods. If you walked into Whole Foods, which I hate to say they do a good job. They really do. Their produce is excellent and all that. Even though it's run by an oligarchy. Not one thing, James. Is there something to this? Not a employee with a pride badge, not a flag, not a mention, not a you could donate to the chemical castration of a poor kid in Mississippi poster. What's going on here? Well, that's interesting. That's a really interesting feature of reality today, Charlie, because it seems like, you know. It's everywhere, but then there's certain places it's not which we see what it happens where it's everywhere, right? Like Bud Light's getting crushed. Target's getting crushed. Target is a competitor to places like these targets getting crushed. Amazon's not getting crushed. Amazon's not doing this. So you can kind of see that there's this game being played that may be pushing people towards certain vendors.
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 7:19 p.m. EDT
"Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars will become the first NFL team to play two international games in the same season when they spend back to back weeks in London this year. The Jaguars will host the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 1st and visit the Buffalo Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 8th. The Jaguars were set to play two designated home games in London in 2020, but the pandemic canceled those plans. The NFL also announced dates for three other international games and released the opponents for a few other games, including the first Black Friday matchup. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
Senga pitches Mets past Marlins 5-2 in Citi Field debut
"The mets knocked off Miami for the second consecutive day with a 5 to two victory Japanese right hander kodai sanga picked up his second MLB win with 6 solid innings allowing one run with 6 strikeouts. He impressed David Robertson, who picked up the save. Second time I've seen him throw in a lot of big league game and he's got exceptional stuff. He's fills up the zone, his breaking stuff's really good. His ghost pitch, fork ball, whatever you want to call it it's gross. Highlighting the mets offense, Pete Alonso, and Eduardo Escobar, each with two run homers, Trevor Rogers took the loss. Mike mancuso, New York
Webby Award nominations for Harry Styles, Lizzo, Post Malone
"Musician lizzo comedian Trevor Noah and the cast of Ted Lasso are among the nominees for webby awards, which recognize the best Internet content and creators on marches are a letter with the latest. Lizzo's watch out for the big girls show was nominated for a webby, Trevor Noah has been nominated for the segment's film between scenes at The Daily Show. The Ted Lasso cast was nominated for its collaboration with FIFA 23. The social media accounts of Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Garner and lupita nyong'o are nominated. Other nominees include Harry Styles, AirPods commercial, and the corn loving kid from recess therapy. The international academy of digital arts and sciences will announce the winners on April 25th, winners will give acceptance speeches of 5 words during a gala on May 15th in New York.
Is the Traditional Financial World Collapsing?
"Joel and lord Travis here for another episode of the bad crypto podcast this one coming hot on the heels of a weekend that will go down in infamy. Hello trev. My my my. Crypto goes down, crypto goes up, crypto goes down, crypto goes up, and wow, you know, it's really up today. You know, is that Joel? The world it is up today in the world doesn't change. Like here we are with the second biggest bank failure in U.S. history and the U.S. government stepping in to stop the contagion and the dominoes falling. Trevor, are there any other banks that people should avoid? I mean, knowing that S is a bad starter for a bank. Yeah. Yeah, that's so true. So maybe if you are Santander bank, you might want to be on the lookout south state bank. Security bank. There's a few of those out there. S and T, that's one. Stockyards bank. I mean, there's a lot of banks that Sally may. Santana has a bank. Santana has a bank and they play guitar when you come in. Come to a bank. We're going to have a bank around here. We've been talking about this stuff for a while, folks. And you know, it's like, what happens? What are some of the first stages of a potential traditional financial system collapse? Because if you've listened to some of the previous episodes that we've done, G Edward Griffin and talking about the creation of the Federal Reserve banking system, the creation of Fiat currency, how the life of a world reserve currency Joel last what? 80, 90 years, maybe. And here we are, so all of these things are sort of lined up, and then you had the pandemic, and then you had all these banks taken into posits and then putting them into risky things. It's just crazy watching what's going on. And one thing that's peculiar to me, Joel, is that every one of these banks are like innovation friendly kind of banks. They are. So
"trevor" Discussed on Netflix is A Daily Joke
"No, I mean, like. 'cause that would be a different story. That would be like, if that was the mother of his children that shot him, then you know what? I may actually be on her side. You never know. Yeah. I might have been there like, you know what, sister? You shoot him in the back, girl. That's right. You shoot him thinking he ain't gonna pay after he play. You shoot him in the back, thinking he gonna run away from his responsibilities. Shoot him dead. But this is nothing to do with it. A policeman shoots an unarmed man. He's running away. And then they have the nerve. They have the nerve, the crazy enough to say this officer feared for his life. He was afraid. Afraid of what? That man's ready to wait. There's nothing less frightening than somebody running away from you. That is the definition of fear. He's running away. The only thing he could have done to be less threatening is to crack like a chicken as he does. There's nothing less frightening than a man running away from him. Like, what are you afraid of? You can't say he was running. I was afraid. Afraid of what? He's running away from you. That makes no sense. You're seeing him from behind. No one is threatening from behind. They're running away. There's no one. Like, maybe Kim Kardashian, but nobody else. He's running away from you. You shoot him in the back. And I was like, yeah, I was afraid. Afraid of what? What do you have abandonment issues? Why would you shoot a man? My dad left when I was 5. Makes no sense. So I don't know how not to die. Here I am in my car. On the side of the road, in a random street in Los Angeles. And the whole time I was like, I don't want to die. I want to die. I will die. And the policeman gets out of his car. And he starts walking towards me. And his hand is by his side. And it's doing this. And I've watched westerns. I know what this means. This is never good. This never turns into friendship. So now I'm starting to stress, and I'm looking at him in the side mirror of my car, and I'm panicking because objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. So he's going to get there at any moment. And I don't know why. I don't know why I did this. As soon as you go, I panicked. I completely panicked and I launched myself out the window. I took my body, and I threw it out the window, and I fell onto the side of the car, just like, and onto the side of the car. I basically went back to nature. I thought of a predator, you don't make eye contact and you play dead. That's all I did. I just played that on the side of the car. Jim, which freaked him out. He was completely he was just like, what the heck? Hey. Hey, what what's going on? I said, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. He's like, sure, what are you sorry for? Is that whatever it is that's gonna make you shoot me I'm sorry. I'm sorry, officer. He said, sure. Get back in the car. Get back in the car and no. Not all that died, please. I'm not fully for that trick, please officer. He's like, sure, I'm not gonna kill you. Just get back in the car. I don't mean shame. This guy was just as freaked out as I was. I'm not gonna lie. 'cause I mean, when I put myself in his shoes, what does he do? Imagine that you're standing on the side of a guy jumps out of his own car. What is he? He can't even call for backup. What does he say? Ten four I need back on it. What do you need? I got a black eyed kid killed himself. Ten, four, you gotta make something out better than that. We'll back you up. Don't worry. What do you say? It's just like, the guys freaking out, I'm freaking out. And I'm lying there and this guy, he approaches slowly, versus he finally gets to me and listen to my arms and he's like, get back in the car so get back. It stops me back into my window. Get back. He's like, sure. Sure. Calm down. Calm down. I'm sorry. He's like, sure. Have you been drinking? I said no. I haven't been drinking. I said, okay, calm down. Do you know why I pulled you over, sir? Just because I'm black. And now I wasn't being an ass. Nor was I joking. I'd just been informed that as a black person in America, if you drive a really nice car, there's a good chance you're going to get pulled over by the police. So in my world, he was doing his job as I had been told. Yeah, I wasn't judging him. In fact, I was a little flattered. I was like, well, thank you very much, for the officer. For noticing this bad boy right here, that's right. 2015, baby. I was really excited. He was more freaked out, though, 'cause I said to him, I said, it's because I'm black. And then he did this thing that I've come to learn is the reaction of white people in America. When they hear information, they can't process fast enough. Have this thing where they smile on the outside, but on the inside, it's almost as if they short circuiting. Like he looks at me and he goes, I'm sorry, what? I said, because I'm black, that's why you pulled me over and he goes, no, no, hey, no, that is not that. No, hey, I don't know. No, that is not the. Story. I felt so bad for him. Yeah. I think we both learned a lot that day, the two of us. I grew from that experience. I was speeding. That's why he pulled me over. But he let me go. Watch Trevor Noah, lost in translation, only on Netflix.
January 6 Defendant Matthew Martin Found Not Guilty
"A January 6th defendant, Matthew Martin, has been completely exonerated on four separate misdemeanor charges by a judge. This was a so called bench trial. You can have a trial in which the judge decides or a trial in which the jury decides, well, Matthew Martin was smart. He decided to go for a for a bench trial. And I think he did that because the judge in question is, is in fact a Trump appointee, a guy named Meg fadden, and Trevor mcfadden. And mcfadden has although he was very pro prosecution in the beginning, he seems to have be slowly dawning on him what a racket this is and how they're going after people for doing essentially nothing.
American Greatness: Judge Acquits J6 Protester in First Defeat for DOJ
"I spoke briefly the other day about a federal district judge in Washington D.C. by the name of Trevor mcfadden Who appears to be the only federal judge Who actually believes in the rule of law there And the Intrepid should be Pulitzer Prize winning but the Mark Levin award winning Julie Kelly An American greatness site Just posted the following D.C. district court judge Trevor mcfadden today delivered a major blow to the Justice Department's aggressive prosecution of January 6th protesters Following a bench trial this week from Matthew Martin in New Mexico man charged with the most common misdemeanors related to the capital protests Judge mcfadden found Martin not guilty on all counts It is literally the first acquittal in a January 6th case The first and only one Nearly 800 Americans have been arrested and charged mostly on petty offenses For their involvement in the four hour disturbance that day she writes
"trevor" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"Had Kentucky and UConn in the final four. So that was seriously. Within 30 minutes of each other. I was screaming at the TV. The night of the selection Sunday before Tom Brady ruined it all. I was screaming at the TV why is everybody on the UK bandwagon? If you've watched Kentucky and John calipari's team all year long, varying consistent, very talented, very skilled. It was a classic coach Cal team, right? They showed great promise, great skill, but you slow them down and you get them to think on the court. And they were not as good in terms of playing executing as Saint Peter's. And I was not shocked by that. I mean, a lot of people obviously were. They had their brackets busted. I was like, I thought they'd beat Saint Peter's that I'm not going to sit here and say I had a 15 over two, but there was no way that I had Kentucky going even to the final four. I just didn't see that team consistent enough. I didn't know, see, I didn't know that Saint Peter's plays defense like the early 2000s pistons. And I know that. I probably would have changed. I originally had three big east teams in. And then I was talked out of putting Providence in, but I still have Kansas. I still have Villanova. The other thing is, so then I made a joke bracket about I did based on players in the NFL Draft. Which schools have the best players in the NFL Draft. And that one was actually doing okay. That one was doing better than my real bracket until Alabama lost, which obviously is good to knock a bracket like that out. But that one was kind of rolling. You can see, by the way, the Villanova memorabilia over my right shoulder. You can. Correct. I was not happy about that. I don't like Villanova calling the list be bugs me, but I was going to ride you. Because he keeps killing Providence than Yukon. And I wanted that I wanted the Providence Yukon biggie's final. That was all I wanted. That would have been an amazing game. He took it from me. You're so bitter. So angry. What we've spent. Also Evan like Evan Lazar likes Colin Gillespie. So I'm instantly out. Okay, well, you know, Colin Gillespie will be a very good point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers..
"trevor" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"Hey everybody, it is drags Mike petrolia once again coming at you on the ceiling media network with another episode of Red Sox beat. This week, Alex barth of 98 5, the sports hub is back citgo sign in all baseball cap on, ready to talk a little Trevor story joining the Boston Red Sox this week. I'm bloom, Alex. Finally made the big splash Red Sox fans were hoping for in terms of signing a free agent who could really help the Red Sox offensively right handed bat, of course. He fills a need on the infield, though it's not as natural position. He's never played second base, but we're going to find out if he can play second base with the Boston Red Sox as Xander Bogart's stays at home at shortstop. So Trevor's story signs 6 years, a $140 million. That's $22.5 million AAV. And there is a 7th year option that kicks in if the Red Sox choose to do so by the fourth year of his contract, they pick up the option and it extends to 7 years and a $160 million, but Trevor's story on board with Boston Red Sox. I like the deal. How about you? Yeah, I really do. I like it from a number of different angles. I like the short term impact. I like the long-term impact, but I thought the contract itself was very team friendly. You mentioned the money compared to what some of these other guys got. You look at Carlos Correa. So this is the move Red Sox fans have been waiting for. I think they've been waiting for since Mookie betts got traded, right? Was all right, you're going to dip back below the CBT. You're going to reset that penalty and then come back out swinging and we were all waiting for the swing and here it is. So it was good to see it. It seemed like it wasn't going to happen for a little bit there. Guys were flying off the board left and right and there were only a couple of those marquee free agents left, but whether you assign a march 1st or march 20th, the guy is still going to be in the lineup opening day, so it all worked out..
Russell Brand Is Finally Making Sense
"Quite a few minutes of Russell Brand's YouTube show. And he's making a lot of sense, guys. He's finally being sensical about things. He's not just taking things from a progressive left standpoint. Because if he's being honest and he's trying to be, he's basically admitting that Biden and his buddies have done such a shit job that celebrities like Russell Brand who are normally liberal are jumping ship. You know? And Russell did a bit about, it's not about who's left. Who's right? Who's in the middle? It's about who's awake. And that's really important. You know, Russell Brandt, Joe Rogan, they're awake. Bill Maher is awakening. He's always been very smart, but he leaned left. But now he's awakening, and he's saying things on his show that really make the most sense. And Trevor Noah, and now brand. It's very exciting time. These are people who are able to detect what's real and what's bullshit. And then bring it back to the people.
Stacey Abrams Compares Russian Invasion to U.S. Voting Rights
"What Stacey Abrams told Trevor Noah on The Daily Show? This week, I hope you're sitting down, you want to think this woman is normal? Stacey Abrams, the queen of rigged elections, she's suing the Georgia election commission. For the 2018 election, now I want to know how the media is going to cover Stacey Abrams lawsuit. Because I thought you weren't supposed to challenge the outcome of an election. Or you were a traitor. Or worse. You got to hear this exchange. Here's Stacey Abrams talking to Trevor Noah last night on The Daily Show. We are a stronger nation when we allow people to participate. And if we ever doubted that, the war that Putin is waging against Ukraine, president zelensky said I'm going to paraphrase him and probably poorly. He said, this isn't a war on Ukraine. This is the war on democracy in Ukraine. When we allow democracy to be overtaken by those who want to choose who can be heard, and those choices are not based on anything other than animus or inconvenience, then that is wrong. Wow. So Stacey Abrams compares Ukraine's invasion. To voting rights in America and. Is the media going to say a word about it?
"trevor" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad
"And so you know we we. I hear myself and others in my community talking about this great day where you know we can be totally out and you know kids can come out and everything is going to be fine. I don't know the. I know. I'm not gonna live to see that day. I don't know how far off it it may be but i do find it encouraging that it doesn't take an incredible miracle for a young queer kid to feel safe. It takes like one person you know. One adult and the trevor project can supply that voice that the most critical time and then yeah like You know in regard to gets better. Which i thought that was a great movement but i similar qualms as both of you did like. Oh it might get better. When is it going to get better. Can you win. I've years or to get better right. Can you afford it to get better. Lee was a lot of questions that raise for me. But in the interim one adult who who says you know what i know. I know who you are and it's cool right can make all the difference in good grief. How hard is that right. I mean yeah. That's my one. My one request. I think all of us you may not have. Lgbtq child for you to personally support on a day to day basis but there are lgbtq plus kids in your life if you're an an-and uncle if you're You know you have family friends. I think a lot of us fall into the trap of assuming that kids are fully embraced these days right and that that it is fine. Oh cool you know. It's like. I have so many so many kids in my family who've come out in the last few years and yeah pardon me just kind of assumes like yeah that must be a lot easier now good for them but i i rarely bring it up with them because it's still feels kind of personal. We're taking that time to just say. Hey that's really cool. I bet that was really a difficult thing to you. Know to say out loud. But i'm really proud of you. Yeah it's worth taking the time to do it so and i'm proud of both of you. You're both such wonderful voices and honor to thanks. Thanks dad so on that note And we could talk all about Many other brand geniuses we've got another whole issue set aside for that on the commercial side. This week's issue is dedicated to trevor project. So check that out checkout roberts. Wonderful profile of them Check out.
"trevor" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad
"Who now see these toxins set of saying. Oh that's terrible. They're saying what are we. What are we doing to fix this. Like the the amount of mobilization that i've seen just tick-tock alone nets that small like bit of comfort. Where i'm like okay. We're going to give this about forty eight hours because this person's either going to get fired or arrested. There's no way that it's going to just stay within this little section of the internet I think that that's sort of helping things a little bit in pushing the needle on actual progress. It's just that thing of like we've now dealt with administrations and the powers that do nothing. So now it's going to have to be up to us to raise some hell a little bit Now the i think things like the trevor project are going to be key in keeping in sort of facilitating. These safe spaces alongside Like these sorts of acts of justice But yeah the social media aspect is such a weird rubik's cube of good and awful least there was a there was a tweet like little nausea. Obviously he tweets a lot of really fascinating stuff and a lot of his attention grabbing he had one that has stuck with me in a way that it is like now embedded in my you know in my soul which is kinda funny because it was not say was a throwaway tweet but it was something where he someone some troll some critic. R- responded to him on twitter and said you're obviously insecure in your sexuality and that's why you have to keep making these extremely You know sexual obviously about the mattera video. And like and that's why you have to be so hyper sexual because you're so insecure about your sexuality and he shared the tweet which i love about little nauseous right. He likes shares his haters and then he said yes i am. I am tremendously insecure. I had to hide it for so much of my life. I've had such incredible You know guilt and torment inflicted on me by the world. And so i am. One hundred percent insecure about my sexuality and i'm trying to work it out and i'm doing it all in public and just.
"trevor" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad
"And you jump dolls So his mother started a foundation. The piler clemency foundation. And i called her down for what you thought of the trevor project and after we finished that part of the conversation we got talking about the social media. Stuff the that we're all talking about now and she raised such an important point. Which is that. It's kind of a double edged sword because if young people can get on. I'll use instagram. 'cause i'm most familiar with that right or talk i guess but they get on these platforms and they see on the positive side they say. Well there's a lot of people like me right or people who look like me. There's people who have my proclivities or or you know in any sense of bad is not just sexual orientation. The difficulty is if you are a young person who's living in a super conservative household that has no support for you or even open hostility for you sometimes to look at social media platforms and see other young people who are enjoying really accepting environments With a lot of friends and accepting families that can be simply torturous You know for for almost like the way. I would look at somebody my age. Who's a successful entrepreneur and driving sports car. I wish i owned right. That analogy. 'cause i don't need a sports park but we all need acceptance right so you know. Sometimes i think social media has been really great in terms of providing a community and trevor project has that too. It's called trevor space ended. it's like a. It's like their own little network. Write their own little online club and that stuff is incredibly important. But but jane clemente opened my eyes. I realize this particular at before that it can be really really hard for young. Lgbtq kids to look at other kids that are you know enjoying the things that they wished they had an it can also it can make them feel more cut off and more alienated and hence the importance of what trevor is doing..
"trevor" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad
"Me to so many more life experiences and of what people go through it very say you know obviously known a lot of folks who come out Over the years. I have people incredibly close to me who've gone to that process but to really see that unfiltered perspective and i feel like one thing. I've seen a lot more on talk of his people. Just being being honest about how incredibly difficult it is going through this process especially when your parents don't support you when your family is not there for you and ticked off for. Some folks has become a place to find that community. I don't know if i may be crediting. Took too much. But i do feel like those conversations are happening much more now. I think there's a lot of merit to that. I think just the wool first of all social media in general has made these conversations a lot more accessible worldwide in just as recently to talk because of sort of its share ability and how it kind of dominates multiple platforms at this point. We're seeing those conversations a lot more robustly than when i was growing up But i mean even before tick tock. There was twitter and even twitter. There is my space. Where a lot of those honest conversations were happening as well but yet to talk is definitely Had a major part in sir spreading that conversation a little bit more widely. I think another thing that we can credit Is just pop. Culture in general and how it sort of shifting to give a platform to rising queer stars we talk a lot about will not ex- But him just his presence and his existence. I think is giving a lot of credence. Not just to the stories of Queer youth but queer black youth cleared of color And i think that has should have a lot of credit as well. I in terms of like the trevor practice itself. I think it has really interesting. Pop culture roots that. I think planted a seed at least when i was growing up of having those conversations more openly Just hearing the origin story of trevor practice is so interesting because i think for a lot of folks in my generation. We didn't hear about it much much later with the rise. Ardley harry potter because Daniel radcliffe involvement sort of thrusted the trevor project in a much more much brighter. Light at least for us and i remember just around that time. People sort of getting a little bit more comfortable sharing their experiences in a taking those conversations worldwide so Yeah the talk is definitely Responsible for a good portion of today's youth having those conversations are feeling comfortable having those conversations but there are definitely different touchstones even before that where people started to feel more comfortable. I think shannon. Can i add something to that because this is such an important rankle for this feature. I called up a an incredible woman named jane clemente. She is the mother of tyler. Clementi and some of you might remember Little over ten years ago. now Tyler clementi was the rutgers student to Is roommate secretly. Recorded him. Having an encounter with another boy in his dorm room and then put it online and a tyler was basically Raked over the coals on twitter and he went to the drudge washington bridge..
"trevor" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad
"Sorry together very quickly and they actually had an eight hundred number up On the end of that. Hbo airing and that was the birth of the trevor project. And they've been around ever since that's so wild you know it's like you hear it and you just assume there was a real a real person but i still love that. 'cause it's still a very human very real evolution and i love the responsibility kind of baked into that thinking right of. Hey if we're going to put this out there we need to have resources available But it's it's grown pretty precipitously since then. I mean there are obviously quite a few Lgbtq organizations The that many of us have heard about. But what was it specifically about trevor project. That really jumped out to to our panel of selection jury for brand save. Well i mean you could argue that. Most any nonprofit is probably engaged in some kind of meaningful work. You could probably say that about Any lgbtq plus nonprofit that that you could select But let me throw a statistic or to it you Every forty five seconds in this country and lgbtq plus young person. I mean between age thirteen and twenty four attempt suicide which means there have been. Several of them attempted since the start of this podcast And according to a study that i found in the journal of the american medical association Forty percent think about that. Nearly half of lgbtq plus high school students have seriously considered suicide and overall. They're nearly four times more likely to attempt it. So when you consider that. Trevor is obviously not the only organization that addresses itself to the needs of lgbt young people but they are dedicated toward addressing not just preventing suicide. It's important to talk about this. They also Have the resources or access to the resources to get young people out of crisis situations as well so it's not just a pep talk on the phone. They hang up they really you know they really do a kind of a full process. Depending on the person's need they also do. These numbers blew me away One hundred and fifty thousand crisis contacts as they call it in by that. I mean a phone. Call a text chat whatever form it takes One hundred fifty thousand of them were handled last year. And that's i mean that number alone is is staggering. Half of those calls from kids under eighteen. A third of them were from people of color and Trevor has close to eight hundred volunteers. That are They are around the clock and You know if if somebody is in crisis at two o'clock in the morning into pika and sends a text they will get an answer right away. So i don't know how else to make a case for how important that work is. Yeah that's really phenomenal. And and it feels like we're in such a can. It can be a very heavy reality of how much How how more much more aware we are right now of the extent of this like. I don't think it's. I don't think it's not like it's a new trend. Is the the most the most depressing part of these kinds of of stats. Stories is the fact that it's always been this. Bad right yeah they david you raise such an important point when i was Hard to imagine this..
"trevor" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad
"All right. We're back in as promised. We've got robert clara as recently featured on i think last week sarah steps that would we took one week for the holiday So robert thank you so much for coming back to talk brand. Genius brandweek our biggest event of the year and And really excitingly. Our cover story This week about What we call the brand save winter which are kind of nonprofit of the year that we feature as part of our brand genius franchise and i for one robert. Thanks for coming back so it's pleasure. Thanks for having me back. And hi shannon hi. I'm so happy to see you again. All feels very familiar to me. Listening listening back to the episode I think it was a superfund for when he missed it. You should because it was. We were just delving into the history of celebrities in ads and robert drops some tremendous gems of at the bar. That made me happiest. Was just shannon's sheer excitement. At the beginning of the episode of having robert on and it just made me so happy when i went back and listen to it bush shannon. You gotta get catholics or something. If you're i mean we host a podcast about ads. We're obviously easily entertained. So robert back. Like i said to talk about brandon. A brandweek andbranch genius. First of although let's talk about your cover story who is this year's brand save on ary well this year a we and by we. I mean our panel of judges. I don't get to pull too many strings around here. We are saluting the work of the trevor project. Which is a group that i was familiar with. But it's one that Many of our readers. Many people in general may not know But it is essentially a a nonprofit whose mission is to end suicide among lgbt q. Plus young people and they have been dedicated to that mission Since their founding in the late ninety s and i even though i thought as a member of the lgbt q. Plus community myself. That i knew if he thinks about trevor but having reported this story i was quite startled to find. Just how much of a problem This is that they're addressing so They're doing incredibly where the work but the other reason the other component of this And we should remember. That ad week is a business magazine after all is Trevor is supported. I think about a third of its funding comes from brands and So brands have been If you notice some of the activation for pride this past june. A lot of brands have been Deciding to partner up with trevor to give money to trevor if You remember our good friend from the nfl. Coral nasa who came out around that time first thing he did was give one hundred thousand dollars to the trevor project..
"trevor" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Any questions okay. How's how's fufilling. Wow that's a deep cut man like just random you gotta be like. Hey trevor so i read in your book and the house food because my mind we knew who the hell no because because he died so for those are so i i. I had a dog when i was growing up like one of the dogs. We had we well. My mom was working at pharmaceutical company. And her colleague came work. when like. Hey my neighbor's dog Impregnated my dogs. I have these puppies. I don't want and then like this weird. Mix of like a bull terrier and a maltese poodle. So you wanna take them in the most like all right. i'll take two and then my mom brought them home. And i'd never had a dog before. And this is the most amazing thing in the world and we raise them to beautiful dogs. They look completely different but they were there. The best poofy and panther and my mom called the one panther of pink nose or the pink panther and then and was like the dumbest most beautiful dog ever and panthers the smartest ugliest dog you've ever seen and so like like i love the most because she's just like looked really vicious and i think that fufill was really stupid and then one day what happened was like our house. Somebody was trying to come into the house like a family friend. And they were trying to open the gates and then they move the gate and the gate fell and then panther ran away because she sleep by the gate and then panther fan but then didn't and then the gate hit her and then like it broke. Her spine is devastating when we went to the vet and then like the veterans on helper. You know we've got to put it down. Put out of her misery and the was like this was amazing. How will you guys like. How did you guys raise a dog and we were like what. What do you mean a deaf dog. And he was like oh like afterwards when i was just going through examining her while she's still living realized that she wasn't born with. I guess a certain part of the cockney or something in the store was deaf the whole time we just genuinely. This is just like fifty six. You said to me. And i never knew that the dog and then we realized what used to happen was when we'd call the dogs we'd be panther and would never come for panther will come running sometimes then she'd like look at you and then she'd run back and they both come and i was used to be like fees dumb and then i realized panther was like she didn't here and then she'd go back and fetch her then both of them would come then like now in beckham is.
"trevor" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"My two younger brothers are so from my mother's second marriage and so i'm still the only person in my family that looks like this. So my my mom is African woman black plus a woman. My my father is swiss from switzerland. So he's a white man. And so i look like this and then my mom remarried a black man so my brothers don't look like me either and i remember what was really beautiful as brothers. We spoke about this stuff so they were like yeah different. Dad's we get how this works so my brother one day. I picked him up from school right. He's like really young at the time. Was what maybe like nine. Maybe ten years old. And he gets in the car. And he's like it gets in the passenger seat and fossils seat belts and like what's going on isaac and he's like. Hey trevor. he's like kids. Men can't do this. Kids kids tell me more. And then he's like i just. I just don't know what to do with kids travel. You know like today. One of my friends said ou our working home denison said no my brothers picking me up. Then he should. Who's your brother then. I said trevor then now when we walking he sees you in the says. Who's that then. I say it's my brother then this but how can you brother. Your brother be white tennis. If he's not white not white. He's mixed then he said but you're not don't look the same. How can you brother the same then. Our man i'm going to have to like go through the so then i'm like what did you say these are traffic like. I'd have to explain it. The we kids understand. I just said to him. I says really you could understand like people are like chocolates. Okay like like you can have like white chocolate and you can have a dark chocolate and you can have a milk chocolate. But it's all nestle. Okay.
"trevor" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
"I mean. We didn't really have an answer to be honest with you. The challenges are is that he is big enough and he could be pure in that pocket he can do what the guys i've coached before can do. And then he can create so we played against johnny manziel in his last game at texas. Am go to arm. We all know the mobility was incredible. That you knew he wasn't going to just stay in the pocket in throw it the way. Trevor can throw trevor control outright song time he can throw digs on time. You know and that that's really to me. What you've got to see is an any certainly the body type you know to do that. And i think that's the unique that we didn't have an enhancer. I mean if you just try to keep him into pocket rush high. He's going to be successful in there. You can't even not rush him and try to jump in bat balls because he's a good side gap so we struggled again. Best thing you can do is limit the number of snaps they get. Somehow i thought the stuff about throwing on time was impressive. Buck as much as you know bigger and faster more athletic and all that stuff then you maybe think when you watch them on tape too when you see him in person i think the fact that he can throw routes on time. I think that point by coach cut cliff was a big one. Yeah that definitely was a big one The bigger thing was coach cliff pointing out that he just sent. Trevor lawrence was a great teammate So much of what we talk about with the quarterback position has to do with the physical ability. But it's a leadership position in being able to connect all types of players from different parts in different backgrounds and all those things and to support them and to get all of those guys moving in the right direction for an opposing coast to be able to see that identified that in trouble lawrence..
"trevor" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
"I think trevor can be an international superstar. You know there's not many football players. Become international superstars three watching them at the opening scene. This guy could go to an nfl training camp right now. Throw one on one. Throw routes on air. Look like an nfl quarterback versus. I can't really recall anyone like him. That had the combination of that size and speed and ann arbor talent the first pick twenty twenty one. Nfl draft the jacksonville. Jaguars select trevor lawrence quarterback clemson. Everyone it's daniel jeremiah from move the sticks and i'm bucky brooks and this is trevor. Lawrence is three sixty buckeye jacksonville. Jaguars fans are fired. Up about trevor lawrence being their new quarterback after he is the first overall pick. But they're going to learn a little bit more about trevor lawrence today because we're gonna have a chance to talk to a lot of folks who know him very well yeah. Dj this is a really deep dive into trevor lawrence and all things trevor lawrence we can talk to his colleagues goes dabo swinney. We talked to his family members. We can talk to the mayor of carville who also called is game in high school. Trent dilfer and we're going to talk to his quarterback coach. Ville just get a deeper perspective. Who trevor lawrence is. Who he was coming. This is somebody buck you know going back to high school. And not a surprise he left. Highschool is the number one recruit in the country He arrives at clemson and he delivers in a big way I think we both agree. Is the best player in this year's draft class and somebody that again. I think you've got to be fired up in jacksonville. Because everything he can do. I don't know where the limits are with the skit lament. He's a very talented players. A five star talent Tremendous combination of arm talent athleticism Intelligence instincts natural leadership skills and a big stage performer. And when you think about a guy who's been a qb one. Since he was fifteen sixteen years old he has always lived up to the hype The jaguars again. A franchise quarterback rb the first time they've had a franchise quarterback in their franchise history. It's not going to be too big from. I think that's something you're gonna learn as you go through this audio podcast and listen to all of these interviews The first interview though is one that just recently took place. And it's with trevor lawrence himself. This is him talking with the media the day. He was drafted meyer. The biggest thing is that he's a winner you've seen. He's done this whole career..
"trevor" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
"Yeah we we think about him and context of kind of the draft grades. If given out andrew luck his only quarterback. I've given a higher grade to going back to three and for context. I would say. I had just a little bit higher grade on myles garrett so miles gird musician we say probably the best player his position the nfl. I have a little bit lower grade on trevor lawrence than myles garrett. But he's in that conversation which is a pretty select group is easy to put big raise on players that not only were you see the talent on film but when you dig into the background. It appears that they are very very committed to be the best that they can be. And i think with trevor all signs point to this guy be an outstanding pro player. Now sometimes we can never guarantee that it's going to work out like that but you get the sense that he is going to do everything within his power to make sure that he performs at a high level and that he's worn to bring his teammates with them. I'm willing to bank on a guy like that. I'm willing to grow the diced at a guy like that figures it out. Yeah when you get a elite traits and elite intangibles. That's when you get conviction on players you know that's when you feel confident and comfortable pushing your chips in. And he has that so he's got everything you want from skillset standpoint and then you add all the off the field stuff that checks out so Yeah to me. He's pretty easy evaluation. And i think it's like that for most of the league And i'm excited. I cannot wait to see him get on. Nfl field and see what he can do. You know you'll have tremendous success. It may not happen immediately But i think when supported in the right environment this guy is going to be a star at the next level. Everything that he's done to this point suggests that he'll be a superstar can imagine a changing right now. No i'm with you. I hope you guys have enjoyed this. It's been great to do a deep dive on trevor lawrence for this. Move the sticks. Three sixty episode. We've got a couple more you can check out They're coming so they're on the way the lookout for those as we As we celebrate some of the best players and this year's draft class this has been the move the sticks three sixty episode trevor lawrence. See next time right here..
"trevor" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
"I didn't really want to take those layups all day. Long a prophet if somebody wants to get back again book leadership humility. Some of those things that come up that you would think is an opposing coach. You wouldn't really pay attention to more the skill set stuff but man it just comes out. Everybody we talk to. It comes out so is obvious. Dj that Trevor lawrence displays something on the field. That other coaches can kinda sense. Sometimes we talk about the fact factor in the swagger. But when i get that i get in trouble lawrence there's this self assuredness disquiet confidence that you can just pick up. That he kind of has this. I got it. Don't worry about a team. I got it. And i think opposing coaches recognize. That and i appreciate that no doubt. We've got a chance to visit with coaches and family members Player guys that have coached against him. Trainers you name it buck. We've talked to just about every we haven't talked to is a teammate. And we couldn't get through this episode without getting a glimpse of trevor lawrence as a teammate. And we did that. Fortunately you're able to catch up with arguably the best running back in this year's draft. Class his teammate travis..
"trevor" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
"And you had a chance to visit with our buddy trent dilfer. Obviously this is a fun time for us. Because i feel like we get a chance to see these young quarterbacks grow up in front of our eyes. And so what i would like to do is go back to twenty seventeen to the top guys that came through the process process. Trevor lawrence justin feels. Let's story trevor lawrence when you first laid eyes on trevor lawrence. What did you think he was a sophomore or freshman highschool care member. And i said i'll be here was a kid that already was mature beyond his years obviously was a great athlete but was also pretty clean. You've been coached very well. In georgia by joey king had developed well had played a lot of seven on seven and already had played a lot of football level so he looked like a man even when he was fifteen sixteen years old and is he went through the process. He only grew bigger and stronger. More powerful than than honing his craft. And but the thing. I was the story about trevor. Isn't the physical stuff. It's the mental stuff. Is the competitive stuff i i remember at the opening of the year he was there. He was a sponge with. Craig nall one of our coaches who played seven years in the. Nfl was bugging him late at night going into his room after hours and asked him to teach more ball is a kid that loves football. He loves to learn. He has zero entitlement to him. He has no ego as team. Above self guy so he checks every single boxer is to check as a prospect. He was checking back near seventeen years. Old i mean. I remember seeing watching them at the opening scene. This guy could go to an nfl training camp right now and throw one one throw routes on air and look like an nfl quarterback. You know it's funny that you talk about that. I just think that remember getting tough for him. A little bit at at the opening in the finals. What did you discover and watching him. Go through some adversity as a young person. What's the biggest thing i look for. Be quite honest with you. Ally base a lot of my evaluations respond to setbacks We look at it in game with an acronym pace plays after critical flares Study that really hard and in that environment a camp environment or high school football game environment of practice environment off the field. A guy can be a knucklehead off-the-field and housing respond to that after the fact. So i think it's i think that that evaluation has a lot to do with their long term success. Because you're gonna have a lot of setbacks. you're going to have a lot of adversity. It's not what happened to you. It's how you respond to it and then trevor's a guy bit whether it was the old venetian whether it was not winning the final game of his high school career. Whether it was a setback at clemson he's always been a guy that bounces back. Better the next opportunity and that's really what you're looking for him and tom. Brady's a lot of interceptions he's lost. A lot of games is a lot of stinkers bad series..
"trevor" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
"That's that's really you know how we've gone about our business year and trevor is. Just come in here and and step right into that role. He's the epitome of that. He he comes in you. Talk about developing yeah. He's a highly guy but he's got to come and he's gotta earn it. S the other thing. You gotta earn it here. We don't give anybody even. We're not entitling anybody you you're empowered. You're not entitled. You got to go earn. It and trevor was that way in the recruiting process. Just a very humble kid committed december of his junior year. I mean at that point we had. We had the number one quarterback in the country committed to clemson as a senior. He was a senior in high school. And we had like a top twenty quarterback with two quarterbacks in that senior class and he'd come we had kelly bryant zehr gruber and all these guys on the roster and then he commits december of his junior year. And to this day. One of the things. I've told a lot of people body. You never asked me about another quarterback in the recruiting process. Not like night not a single conversation. It was all about clemson. What our program's all about the people you know. That's all our offense style of play. Receivers those types of he never asked me not one time. You're talking about a kid not afraid to compete. And he came in. He committed december his junior year and it was over like never another discussion about earlier federal laws. He went on about his business being a high school junior high school senior. You know just being a kid. Enjoying his journey. I can honestly say that about that. He has truly enjoyed his journey. He enjoyed being a freshman. He enjoyed camp. He enjoys spring practice in watching him come in here and have the self awareness to him. Yeah he knows he's really talented but he's never satisfied and he knew he needed to get bigger stronger. Faster more knowledgeable all these things and to watch him attack that process Would just great joy. His journey was really cool. And and you know prove that he could he deserved to be the guy had to earn it and then he does. That will then become a leader of offense. Then there's less become a leader of the team less become a leader of college football you know unless become a leader in your community and so it just watching him go through that journey. It's been pretty special and do it with such grace. Such military and with the brightest of the brightest of the brightest lights in unbelievable scrutiny. In what these kids go through today is so different than when when we were coming up in. I mean the scrutiny is unbelievable but there's never been a guy more prepared trevor. He's been doing with this. The ninth grade when he won the job as a fourteen year old at carville great program and he beat out a senior quarterback a really talented player. Who by the way was the starting tight end in alabama this year. Okay but he had been a quarterback up until trevor made him a tiny in history. He drafted this kinda as well. In fact he was at his wedding..