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It's your journey. Welcome, everyone, to SI Media with Jimmy Traina. Thank you so much for listening. The usual periodic check in with Andrew Marchand from the New York Post this week. He joined the pod to talk about a variety of topics in sports media. We get into the ABC ESPN Monday Night Football staggered star double headers. We get into how ESPN and the ESPN and Pat McAfee marriage is going. Deion Sanders stuff. How the media has handled Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. What's going on with WWE and Monday Night Raw most likely looks like it's going to be on the move. Andrew had some stuff on that. A couple of things about local New York radio. So a bunch of sports media topics with Andrew Marchand on this episode. And then Salicata joins me as he does every week for our train of thought segment. Where we get into some NFL things about the Eagles. Should the NFL ban the Eagles one yard play. Joe Namath and Lou Holtz making headlines. Get into these ridiculous prop bets on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. And Sal has a rough Sunday coming up. So if you're a fan of the train of thought segment, you'll want to hear that. Before we get to the full episode. I want you to make sure you listen to past episodes. If you've missed any and make sure you subscribe to us. I media Jimmy trainer. We've had a great run of guests. Kevin Clark from ESPN was on the show last week. Scott Hansen hosted the NFL Red Zone channel two weeks ago. Julian Edelman three weeks ago. Charles Barkley, Peter Schrager, Chris Russo, all recent guests. So if you missed any of those, give them a listen, download, subscribe to the pod and leave a review on Apple. We'll read it on an upcoming episode. All right. Andrew Marchand from the New York Post, followed by Salicata and train of thought. It's all coming up right now, right here. On S .I. media with Jimmy trainer. All right, training me now. S .I. media podcast regular. This periodic visit from the New York Post. And the March and Iran podcast is Andrew Marchand. Andrew, how are you? I'm good. How you doing, Jimmy? I'm good. I just realized I didn't put my phone on do not disturb. So I'm going to do that as we speak. And I'm going to let you know that I had a reader last week for my mailbag column on S .I. com, send it an email and said, when is Marchand's next appearance? So here we go. You made someone happy. Thank you that person. You made someone happy by coming on today. Let's start with this. A lot of media news to get to. Have you heard anything from ESPN or do you have any intel about how they feel about the last two weeks? How the staggered Monday Night Football doubleheader has gone? Because I've gotten a lot of emails and tweets about it. I'm sure you have as well. Yeah, I haven't talked to anybody specifically about how they feel about it. I mean, it is an NFL decision. ESPN is not in control of how those games are scheduled. Maybe they have some say, but it's the NFL decision. Yeah, I don't like it. Actually, in our podcast with John, it was my who's down this week. And the reason I just feel like I kind of said this on our part, it's too it's like having two quarterbacks and you have none. Right. And now if you have Joe Montana and Steve Young, there are two awesome games. Maybe that'd be better. But I just find my attention split and I don't know. And even at like halftime, I wouldn't recommend you go to the other game. Like I get what they're trying to do there, but it's not the NCAA tournament. And usually it's in like the second quarter, third quarter. So I personally don't think it really works that well. Now, I think they want to avoid I'm not positive, but I think they want to avoid that 10 30 late window. We used to get the Monday night and you get the, you know, crazy crew, either Chris Berman or Golick and Greenberg, you know, some of those crews back in the day. They probably don't want that late night game where, you know, you're losing that East Coast audience if it gets too late. But I don't know. I don't think this necessarily works. See, I like it. And what are the tweet? What are the tweeters say? Most people seem to not like it. Yeah. And why do you like it? The more the merrier. Give me as much football as possible. If I can watch eight games at one o 'clock on Sunday and four or five games at four o 'clock on Sunday, I can handle two games on Monday night. So, you know, I have two TVs. I put one game on each TV and two is better than one for me. That's just how I feel. Yeah, I've been a little running around these last couple of Mondays when this happened. So I may be a little bit, you know, my opinion skewed a little bit by that. It hasn't just been like I'm just chilling and watching, been running around a little bit. So perhaps that's, you know, maybe I could be swayed. I will say, you know, I don't know. This is a whole separate discussion. I would love to know your take on this, but I always feel like it's a little tough sometimes to criticize people in this podcast when I also have to book this podcast. So I try to be careful. Yeah, I notice you're very soft. That's what you're trying to say. Sometimes. So I'm sure this guy will never come on again, but they gotta do better than Chris Fowler on the secondary game. Just not, it's just not working. Chris is not a great play -by -player. Right. He was a great host, studio host. Can I say one thing? Yeah. He's on tremendous tennis. Like I watch the U .S. Open every single day. I think he's great on tennis. It's football where it's just something feels off. Well, tennis is also slower. And like you look at people who do really well at the slower sports. Like, you know, Jim Nantz is better than Chris Fowler, but Nantz is really his best thing is golf. And I think he's an OK NFL play -by -player. And at the end of his college basketball run, he was definitely, I don't know, OK is probably, you know, he was OK there as well. And I think if you look at Fowler and his history, now he's been doing play -by -play for a while now. And he has gotten better. Like when he first started on the number one crew, I mean, if I were covering it then, that would not, I probably would not have been that kind. Because he has gotten better, but it's not really good enough. And he's the rare case, I think with Herb Street, that Herb Street makes him better. Usually it's the play -by -player who makes the analyst better. And yeah, I think you're right. And I also think, you know, in fairness to Fowler, you know, ESPN put that crew together. They replaced Levy there and they had a year or two under their belt together as a team. And, you know, not the full team, but him and Riddick, Levy and Riddick, and then Jadolowski. And I think they kind of don't, they underestimate chemistry. It takes time to build it up. And so I think that hurts. And he just, he's a college guy too. It's hard just to come into the NFL. I know he, you know, he's talked how hard his schedule is with the U .S. Open. And then, you know, doing a game a couple days later. And then doing a college. And so, you know, that's hard. And so, yeah, he's not a tremendous play -by -player. To me, this is just me, it felt like when ESPN gave him that gig, it was more about ESPN trying to impress the NFL. Like, look, we have our number one college game. Like you had said earlier, the secondary Monday night game for years was, you know, Golic and Greenberg and Chris Berman with a cast of character. Rich Ryan did it one year. I think this is ESPN trying to say to the NFL, because now they have a Super Bowl and they have this big contract. And, you know, they brought in Buck and Aikman. Like, we're serious, we're going to take our, regardless of what you think about Fowler, he's their lead college guy. So, I feel like they're like, oh, look at us, we're putting the lead when, you know, that. Yeah, I think they screwed up and I think they know they screwed up. I think that they ended up shifting who was in charge of the NFL. It was Stephanie Drewley. And they moved her off the NFL after, you know, I think that didn't help her cause in terms of staying on the NFL. I think they were satisfied with Levy. He was a good guy, which they value. After they brought in Joe Buck, he was very gracious. You know, Levy's a very good hockey guy, especially studio host. I thought he could have, you know, could have been the pregame show on Monday Night Football. He's in, again, not their, in my opinion, they had other people who are better play -by -players for football, but it was good. Like, so, yeah, I don't think it was to impress the NFL. They got Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. They got the Mannings. I mean, they spend, they're spending 50, 60 million dollars a year on their booths. Like, I don't think the second team booth is gonna, you know. If anything, I think it was, there was a thought before Buck and Aikman that Fallon and Herb Street might get the NFL. Might get Monday Night Football. Might get the potential Super Bowl. And then this is kind of a carrot since they didn't get it. But I'd argue, and I even talked to Chris Fowler about this. So, I don't know if this is the case. I just don't know if, I mean, Chris Fowler does the national championship. He does the biggest college game every week for Disney. I can't, like, I get it. Maybe he wanted to do NFL. But is this really gonna satisfy him because you're doing a second game, which generally aren't that great? I don't, I don't see that long -term, personally. And I think also, strategically, if I'm ESPN, I'm putting a young play -by -player. Now, Joe Buck, we both think it's great. Like, he and Ian Eagle are the best two play -by -players going right now. And, um, but, Joe Buck's contract's up in a couple of years. If I'm ESPN, and I, you know, I think they'll probably re -sign Joe Buck, and they should. That said, he makes a lot of money. And, you know, I would be saying, who can I develop? What young guy can I develop? So when I go into that negotiation, I really have somebody who's on the rise. And I can say, hey, look, you don't want this, you know, the 15 million a year? Then we'll go here, you know? But if you start demanding, I'm not saying this is going to happen, but, demanding even more and more money, I'd want an option. I don't think they've created an option. They've actually put somebody in that spot who they've already said they'd rather spend 15 million dollars on Joe Buck than have Chris Fowler as the lead play -by -player. So, I just think negotiation -wise, and strategically, in terms of saving money, it wasn't a great decision. Yeah. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth, either. They had Fowler, Greasy, and Riddick. Excuse me, excuse me. Levy, Riddick, Greasy. Now it's Fowler or Lofsky, Riddick. To me, that, and, Fowler's used to a two -person booth with Herb Street. They have Buck and Aikman, which is a two -person booth. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth. It's just, for football, it just, I don't get it, but, that's just my - It complicates, it over -complicates it. Yeah. And like you said, chemistry. I think it's much harder to develop a chemistry with three. I mean, you know, the local Mets situation is different with Gary Cohn, Ron Darl - Is it in baseball, is it football? What three men, can you name - I mean, I guess back in the old Monday Night Football days, there were three men booths that had - Yeah, Collinsworth and Aikman with Buck that one year. Yeah, one year it lasted, you know. So, I don't know. But, there's no more staggered double -headers. The next one is week 14, and both games will start at 8 -15. I think that's the one that's going to piss a lot of people off. But, that's a long way down the road. You got the two TVs. Yeah. I asked you if ESPN, how they feel about Monday Night Football. Anything you've heard about how they feel about their new partnership with Pat McAfee. I mean, it's early, but they're bullish on it. I mean, they've kind of handed the keys to the network to McAfee. I mean, you can't - it's kind of like Stephen A. now. You can't really turn on ESPN almost every day except basically Sunday without seeing Pat. And so, you know, I think initially the ratings weren't that good. I think they got a little better in terms of the TV ratings. I think that kind of makes some sense because if you think about it, he was a YouTube show. Yeah, he's got to play for TV. Yeah, and he's still a YouTube show. Well, it is a play for TV because they think that they had Max in there before. They think that the ratings will be high enough that they'll be able to charge more for the ad rates. I guarantee you the money they'll make off of McAfee on social media and YouTube will be 8 billion times more than the money they made off Max Kellerman on social media. Oh, 100%. No, you're right. No, you're right. There's no doubt about that. And look, they want to get, I will say this, like, does it work? I think a lot of times when companies make big moves, you know, big time moves, a lot of times they make those moves when the person's kind of towards the end, you know, they got McAfee on the rise. Like, you know, we, you know, you and I have been aware of McAfee for years now, but he's really like, you know, here, I don't think he's at the plateau, you know, where most people go up and then they plateau and then they go down. He's at, he's still, I think, going up and then maybe the plateau is on the horizon and you can plateau for 20, 25 years if you have the right attitude and personality and just have the right act. So that's where I think that makes a lot of sense as a bet because it's not, I'll hit one close to home, Rick Riley leaving ESPN. I mean, leaving SI for ESPN where, you know, Rick Riley is one of the great columnist ever, but at that point, you know, whatever, maybe it was the internet, I don't know exactly. It just didn't really work as well at ESPN as it did at SI. And so I just think they've done that and that's kind of, you know, teams do that in sports and I think sometimes networks do that. And so I feel like signing McAfee in his mid -30s is kind of like signing a baseball free agent who's in his mid -20s and I think that's what you want to do as opposed to getting a, signing a 35 -year -old and, you know, thinking they can still play, you know, like, I don't know, like a Josh Donaldson, maybe trading for someone like that, Jimmy. You see what I did there? I don't need reminders of the horrific Yankee season. I just did that on purpose. I don't need that. My head was going, who am I going to say? All right, yeah, Josh Donaldson, but it was a treat. Just a, yeah, you want me to say Brian Cashman should be fired. It's amazing too, they replay that. I didn't know this was going to be the situation going into it, but they replay the show as soon as it's over, I think, on ESPN 2 and then they replay it at night on maybe ESPN News or one of their, what you said about if you're going to put on one of the ESPNs at any point in the day, you're going to see Pat McAfee. Yeah. So that's good for him. Like I, you know, people feel like - But I also think, ESPN has to be, they have Aaron Rodgers on their air every week. It's a news making thing that's on their air every week. They've got Nick, he's got Nick Saban on his show every week. Yeah. That's a news making thing every week. I would think ESPN has to be, forget the numbers because the numbers, I think, will be there. It's still a new thing. You have, the ESPN audience is older, the McAfee audience is younger, it might take some, but I would think ESPN just on the brand and the cachet of that show has to be thrilled. I think so. I mean, but if you talk, like I have, again, I'll probably make some calls here in the near future, but so I haven't talked specifically with anybody about that. But generally speaking, when these things first start, everyone loves it. So then we'll see. Again, I'm not saying, I could see it either way. Like, you know, McAfee has not really stayed at any of these, throughout any of these contracts he's had. So that's something to watch. Maybe this one he does, but that hasn't been the case previously. So that is something. I think the fact that he's on game day has to help the relationship there a little bit with ESPN. Here's the thing about McAfee. If you're managing him, in my opinion, and it's like Casey Jones, the former coach of the Celtics, was known for just throwing out the ball and telling McHale, Parrish, and Bird to go play, Dennis Johnson. At least that's how I remember as a kid. That was his reputation. And I think McAfee is sort of like that. Just give him the ball, let him do his thing. He's not looking to, you know, for some strategy. Let's, you know, triangle offense. He's not looking for that. He's looking for, let me do my thing. I know what I'm doing. And the thing about McAfee is he's very smart. Like, I know he plays this, like, he's not smart thing. It works very hard. He works hard and he's very smart. He's very savvy. He acts as if, like, you know, maybe he's, you know, just a dumb jock. But he understands the media business very well. We need, we need to discuss the Kelsey Taylor Swift thing because I actually think it's a legitimate media story. If Fox is going to get these increase in their demographics of the female audience, the young people, the NFL has gone all in on this thing. I mean, they changed their Twitter header to, like, a Taylor Swift thing. They're putting out Travis Kelsey Swiftiest plays on their social media. He's gained, I guess, a ton of followers, the jersey sale. Let me start with this. How did you think Fox handled it on Sunday when she was in the stadium? Do you think they overdid it? Do you think the fact that they had an unwatchable game takes them off the hook? What was your take on the Chiefs -Bears on Sunday when she was there? I think the second part, and I wouldn't take them off the hook, but I think the second part, you have an unwatchable game that you had to switch most of the country out of because it was so non -competitive, that you have Taylor Swift there, it's a big deal. And, you know, there's a lot of Taylor Swift fans who are football fans, a lot of non -Taylor Swift fans who weren't watching that game, but it was a talking point, right? Like, I saw Taylor Swift in the concert this summer, but that was kind of - Look at you! Yeah, how do you like that? Look at you! You couldn't even get tickets. Big shot. Where'd you get tickets? My daughter's friend just won the lottery. No shenanigans. Oh, really? Tickets were $235 each, which is still a lot of money, but not, like, $1 ,000. And it was just kind of happenstance, how I ended up going. I was going to say, if your daughter's friend got tickets, how did you end up at the era's tour? I mean - Were you, like - It's just a long drive to get to the metal lands, didn't want them driving back. They're older, they can drive, but at, you know, one o 'clock in the morning from Taylor Swift, so - But you were in MetLife and watched the show. Yes. Friendship bracelets? Well, you want to know something funny? This is a good one. So, my daughter's friend said to me, do you want a - do you want a jewel? And I'm like, no, no, no, I'm okay. Thinking she's saying a jewel, like a jewel, smoke. But she was saying, like, to, like, get bedazzled, a little jewel, which I would have taken. So later, I was like, I told my daughter, I said, but your friend, she said she asked me if I wanted a jewel. She's like, no, no, she didn't say you wanted a jewel. She said, do you want a - a jewel to put some ju - you know. Right. I didn't have any bracelets, but I was into - I liked Taylor Swift. I wouldn't go again. I kind of felt bad being there, because there's people who give their left arm to be there. But it was - look, she is an unbelievable performer. I mean, it was - you could - first of all, I liked some of her songs. Secondly, the level of performance. It was just, you know, it was an A+. I mean, that - that - and that is something, even if you didn't like her music, you can appreciate it. And also, I appreciate it if I had to go to the bathroom. Easy pass right in there. No one. Right. No one's leaving their seat except for people like you who aren't in it. Yeah, and especially, yeah, and more skewed women.
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"Dortmund and AC Milan playing to scoreless draw. Atlético Madrid sneaking past Feyernut Rotterdam 3 -2. Schakar Donesca 3 -2 win over Celtic loses to Lazio 2 -1 it was Red Star Belgrade the young boys playing to all draw in Serbia. Baseball action looks like all four wildcard series will end in two game sweeps. Bottom of the eighth inning in Milwaukee the Diamondbacks a 5 -2 road lead over the Brewers. Arizona leads that series one game to none. Bottom six in Philadelphia, Philly shutting out the Marlins. Three to nothing, Philly's lead that series one game to none. Earlier Rangers a 7 -1 win down in Tampa they sweep the Rays in two games. Blue Jays get shut out by the Twins in Minnesota to nothing. Twins win that series their first series win in the postseason in 21 years. Can't be making that up that's unbelievable a lot of those losses by the way to the Yankees. I'm Dan Schwartzman this is Bloomberg. Bloomberg opinion informed perspectives and
A highlight from 43: Week 2 Recap
"Welcome to the Ultraflex Football Podcast. Move over Pat McAfee. There's no denying that we are here to spice up your life and never forget about the good times. I'm your host, Anthony Sutton. With me, as always, is Rob Green. Man, I wasn't prepared for that change. What's up? What's going on? And Viva Forever, Ryan Wheeler. I feel so much pressure. Now we got to be better than Pat McAfee. All right. Oh, we got the... Go ahead. No, he's actually like swearing on ESPN now, and he's got like Mike Greenberg, he swore on ESPN now because of McAfee. He's actually... A little more laid back now, huh? Yeah, he wears a tank top. He's very good for ESPN, in my opinion. Go ahead. He's spicing up Disney, huh? I think I saw, didn't they have to put him on like an extra delay versus normal? I mean, I wouldn't be surprised. He has to cut out the F words a little bit, I heard. Someone's got to tell him to stop the cursing. No. Why? That's what makes it fun. I'm like eight song titles through my album here, so. Oh, he's like, damn, you're doing song titles already? Yeah, I thought you had to say him first. Holy moly. All right, well, we're about to find out what your song titles were. So Tony messed up two weeks ago. He didn't get all the song titles in, so now he has an album to himself, but because this is a team sport, a team podcast, Rob and I now have to split apart, or a album between ourselves. So Rob and I have Good Charlotte, The Young and the Hopeless. My songs are A New Beginning, Lifestyle of the Rich and the Famous, Wondering, The Story of My Old Man, Girls and Boys, and My Bloody Valentine. Rob? I don't know, man. I'm not feeling good about this week. This is a lot. Seven songs and a half hour show. All right, I got Hold On, Riot Girl, Say Anything, The Day That I Die, The Young and the Hopeless, Emotionless, and Movin' On. Tony, we're all wondering, what do you have? You have the Spice Girls, my man. And I already, I've gotten already into the pod. I've already gotten Spice Up Your Life, Stop, Never Give Up on Good Times, Move Over, Denying, and Viva Forever. I still need to get in Too Much, Saturday Night Divas, Do It, and The Lady is a Vamp, which will probably be a difficult one. Hold on, can you say that one more time? What was that? The Lady is a Vamp. Like a vampire, assuming? What's a vamp? It's a vampire. And that's from the Spice World album. 1997 made me feel old AF. 97, wow. I remember watching the Spice World movie, the Spice Girls movie. I do not remember. Oh, you guys didn't have older sisters, that's why. No. All right, anyway. Movin' On. All right, speaking of Movin' On, the NFL schedule moved on. We are now in week two, so let's get to Football Talk. And I guess technically we're in week three, so we're going to recap week two. As always, we're going to start with the Bills game, go to the Titans game, and then kind of what else is going on. So, Rob, you were at the Bills Raiders game. What were your biggest takeaways? It was a fun home opener. The Bills got back to their winning ways with a nice, easy, I'd even want to say I was worried at the beginning. It was a little annoying that they fell behind 7 -0, but I was confident they would still pull it out. They did. Josh Allen ended up AFC Offensive Player of the Week, I think the 11th time in his career now, which is pretty impressive. Wow, the franchise record. Oh, I didn't know that. Nice stat. You beat Jim Kelly, it was 10 times. Well, pretty nice. Feels like a new beginning for the Bills, for sure. Nice, Ryan. Where was I going with that? I told you guys a stat yesterday, actually, that surprised me, but Josh Allen is number one in completion percentage so far this year. I know it's only two games in, but fun little tidbit there. It's crazy how much can change week by week in the NFL, and it's going to happen again this week. If the Bills were to lose to Washington and go 1 -2, then it almost feels like the game, I know it wouldn't be a must -win, but it feels like the game against the Dolphins the following week would feel like a must -win. That way, they're not 1 -3 and that far behind the Dolphins, but yeah, it's crazy how much can change in one week in the NFL. Oh, show. My biggest takeaway, and I said it last week, kind of a similar takeaway for me was last year it felt like we never got pressure on the quarterback. This year, it feels like we're constantly getting the opposing quarterback pressure, and it feels like our offensive line is playing well, so big task, which is we're physical, we can run the ball, we can block, we can get pressure. It's a good change of pace. I don't know, honestly, I'm not smart enough to tell you if McDermott's play calling is a factor in that, or if it's just Leonard Floyd, hopefully his ankle's okay, is better, and Ed Oliver's having a better year, so on and so forth. Yes, I saw his average depth of tackle is negative yards right now, which is impressive. So his average tackle is a tackle for a loss. That's awesome. That's literally the definition of blowing up a play. So yeah, it's exciting. Obviously, this win means something, but it doesn't really if you go and lose to Washington, so got to two and one. Two and one, by the way. Oh, yeah. I think everyone does the thing where you kind of... Did we just lose our host? It kind of looks like a frozen face there. Okay. Hey, frozen face. Oh, Rob, it's you and I. Let's do this thing. All right. So I didn't get to talk about the Titans at all. Can we say anything now, because he's gone? Yeah, we can say anything. Say anything, say anything. Sorry, I can't sneak any of these. Good Charlotte. Anywho, girls and boys, my takeaway is that the Titans are who I thought they were. The team that... I guess who a lot of Titans fans thought they were. The team that's probably... You are who we thought you were. Welcome back, Anthony. Thanks. They're the team that's going to beat the good teams and lose to the teams they should beat. And that's how it feels like the Titans have always been. They keep every game close. They have a shot. They have a chance in every game. So they're not quite the young and the hopeless, but they're just maybe like the mediocre. No, they're not the young and the hopeless. Oh, I thought that was one of my song titles. That's the... Oh, no. Oh, no. Clearly. Well, okay. I guess I can cross that one off my list then. Anywho, you know who else I was impressed with was the Falcons. They play a certain brand of football. It's the NFC Titans. I think I have to be a fan of the Falcons now. But just ground and pound, they came back. They were able to pull that one out in Green Bay. So... Yeah. The Falcons. To your point, there's not many teams, I feel like, in the NFL that have an identity, like a true identity. The Falcons are one that you know exactly what you're getting every week. And that could be really good or it could be really bad. Oh, for sure. One of my week two takeaways is prior to the season, it was always... And I was the one on this podcast kind of leading the charge is how good the AFC is gonna be. And then if like through two weeks, which is, again, a small sample size, it feels like the 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys are playing just as well as anybody. And they're all in the NFC. Now, the NFC doesn't have much else to offer, but those three teams are gonna be very formidable to whoever comes out of the AFC come Super Bowl time. Yeah. At this point, their high -end talent almost seems better than the AFC with a lot of the top teams in the AFC struggling. So... Do you guys think that three of the top five teams in the NFL are NFC teams? Maybe even three of the top four teams in the NFL? I think that's fair right now. Yeah. That's crazy, isn't it? Because before the season, it was like, the AFC is so strong, so good. They have all the good quarterbacks and two weeks is a pretty small sample size, but I think... I think at this point, yeah, it's safe to say those three teams are top five. I don't even know who you would put... I mean, I guess the Dolphins are probably the best team in the AFC at the moment. I mean, the Chiefs scored 17 points against the Jaguars. And I mean, the Bills looked very good last week, but you can't ignore how poorly they looked the first week on offense. So... And then obviously, the Bengals Chargers being 0 -2 hurts the AFC's, I guess, power rankings or however you want to look at it. And then Rogers being hurt. Those are three teams that I thought were going to have a very good season. They still might. Maybe not the Jets, but the Chargers and the Bengals.
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A highlight from Orange Pilling Through Sport with Steven Nelkovski & Patrick O'Sullivan
"The beautiful thing about Bitcoin is if it works with baseball, it works with anything. If you think about value for value, the model, it changes everything. Right. Hello. How are you all? Hello from Lebanon. What a cool country this place is. It's really strange. As I travel around the world, sometimes I go to these places where you worry about the economic situation, you end up meeting the most amazing, incredible people, most amazing resilient people, and Lebanon is exactly that. So I cannot wait to get this film out. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and today we have Perth Heat on the show. We've got CEO Stephen and chief Bitcoin officer Patrick, Patrick O 'Sullivan. I was going to try and say Stephen's name. I think it's Nelkowski, Nelkowski, I think Stephen Nelkowski. Danny, what is it? Nelkowski. We've never had Danny on an intro before. Nelkowski. Yes. CEO Stephen Nelkowski. Now I've known Stephen for quite some time. When we announced Rael Bedford, he'd already announced his Perth Heat Bitcoin project, and then I met him out in Miami. He gave me a jersey, and we've kind of been knocking back DMs on Twitter for this whole time sharing ideas, talking about what they're up to, what we're up to. There is so much alignment between the Perth Heat baseball team and what they're doing in Australia and what we're doing with Rael Bedford over in the UK. And so yeah, I've been keeping an eye on their progress, been impressed with everything they're doing. They're definitely a little bit ahead of us, but there's so much alignment between us and them. And I know not everybody loves the football side of things, but this Bitcoin and sports thing, I'm telling you, it's so important. It's important on so many levels, there's so many chances to orange pill people by meeting them where they're at. And I'm telling you, Bitcoin and sports is going to be big. So give me your feedback. Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the show. Absolutely loved it. Steve is a legend. Patrick is absolutely beavering away like a legend trying to get all the Bitcoin stuff going for them. I'm going to be nicking some of their ideas. Hopefully, we will have some cool ideas. They can nick as well. But yes, let me know your feedback. Let me know what you think. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. Welcome, brother. Good to be on. Who's your friend? This is the chief Bitcoin officer of the Perth Heat. You actually the chief Bitcoin officer? That's it. That's the title. Chief Bitcoin officer. That's all I do. That's what I'm trying to get Ben Ark to do for us. You know Ben Ark? Yes. He doesn't even like football. But he comes along. He gets the whole thing. Great role to have. Emerging role. Yeah. You saw that job ad for that Bulgarian team. Yeah. That's amazing. Yeah. We've got a call with them. Joe Hall's trying to get me to talk to them. But there's two upcoming Bitcoin football teams, young whippersnappers. The league is expanding quickly. We've had a couple of recent inquiries from teams in Europe wanting to speak about what we've done with the baseball team. But as we've said so many times on Twitter and in comments that the Bitcoin sports league is a lot closer than what most people think. There's a lot of interest. Yeah. You beat us to it. I think you beat us to it. We had a couple of weeks between us, I think. Was it that close? It was. There was a nose between, I think, the two announcements. We were early November. I think you were late November, early December, something like that. We're talking 21, aren't we? 21? 20 said? Yeah. It was 21. Because I think I announced - November 21? Yeah. I think I announced December 21. Yeah. And we took over the team in April 22. Yes. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You just beat us. Justin. So many things have changed since then as well in so many ways. What we thought we'd be doing in two years has just dramatically changed so quickly. It's awesome. There's loads we can get into and we're going to. But let's just do a bit of background stuff just for people listening so we can build the picture of what we're doing. So, like, introduce yourself, what you do, and yourself. I know we know you're the Bitcoin officer, but like, and then just tell people about Perth Heat, who they are, and then we'll build from there. Yeah, easy. So my name's Steven. I'm the chief executive of the Perth Heat, who are Australia's most successful baseball team. We've won 15 national titles. We've had 34 players who have played Major League Baseball. We've got an exceptional relationship with the Tampa Bay Rays, who send us out six to each eight players Australian summer. And these are top end draft picks. So one of the players they sent us last season, Junior Caminero, is on the verge of playing in the big leagues right now. So they send us the best of the best in terms of their young talent. And we build a squad and we play a season in the Australian summer. We've got a history of winning. We've got a history of producing great players. We're also the Bitcoin baseball team. And it's been, yeah, it's been an incredible ride. How big is baseball in Australia? It's big. It's look, it's obviously we've got the big sports in terms of Aussie rules. You've got rugby. You've got strong national teams with the Australian cricket team. You've got the Socceroos, you've got the Matildas. So it's not a tier one sport. But in terms of the quality of the competition, if you look at the fact that Perth Heat have had 34 players who have played for the Heat and then gone on to play Major League Baseball, there's no other team or competition that could produce that sort of statistics. So if you looked at one of the football teams like the Perth Glory, they haven't had 34 players who have played in the Premier League. So it's the competition is extremely tough and would be one of the best winter leagues in the world, especially with our association with Major League Baseball. So they send players out to you to get game time. And they also scout players that you have got of your own. There's a bit of scouting. There's international scouts in every city. But the idea of sending them out to us is they will see how the players will react in a foreign environment, a different style of baseball, different time of year. How do these players go in an environment over Christmas, New Year? Some of them are coming back from injury. Some of them have had interrupted seasons. That's a good chance for some of them to also build game time. But it's a program now with Tampa. Then in the last five years, we've had five players already play Major League Baseball. Jacob Lopez was the last just a couple of weeks ago. And as I said, Junior Caminero is knocking the house down, his 27 home runs this year. It's just a phenomenal generational athlete. And what kind of crowds do you get? Yeah, they vary across the weekend. We play a series. So we'll play Friday night. We'll play two games on a Saturday. Two? Two games on a Saturday. And then we'll play another one on a Sunday. So there's four games in the space of 72 hours. And the crowd's roughly between 5 ,000 to 7 ,000 over the weekend. OK, wow. So two in a day. What kind of demands are put on the players? Well, it's different. So baseball, if you're a pitcher, the demands are extreme. Every time you throw the ball, it is logged. It is monitored. It is counted. If you're an outfield player or an infielder, one of the batters, then that's what you're built for. You're built to play every game. So all the pressure's on the pitcher? Pitchers, yeah. Good pitching will win you championships. You need a really strong pitching lineup to bring in the different times of the game. And that's the part of your lineup which you really have to monitor so carefully. Because you could start a series with a pitcher. And if he doesn't perform well, when you bring him out of the game, when you introduce someone else. And then if they don't perform well, how quickly do you run through your rotation knowing that you've got four games to get through? So there's a lot of analytics that we look at, we monitor. And as we said, that pitch count is very, very closely watched. I've been to a few baseball games. I've been to see the A's. I've been to see the Dodgers a few times. I've been to see probably your team. Yes. We went to the Yankees. Yeah, we went to the Yankees. It was too hot, wasn't it? Yeah, it was so hot. It was so hot. Our knees were burning. There's not many roofs on the stadiums, yeah? So you're sitting out in the sun, yeah, baking. But there's heat, but it was too hot. Our legs were in shorts, our legs were burning, so we just went and stood at the back and drunk beer. Then the Yankees get absolutely back. I think they were 10 down within two innings. It was like insane. Yeah, but it's a crazy game. It can be 10 down, and you can still win. My wife has now accepted that no matter how far in front we are in a game, she won't relax until that last out. You can be 6 -0 up, 8 -0 up, and you can still lose a game just like that. It's very, very different of football. In football, if you're 3 -0 up, it's effectively game over, yeah? But in baseball, a three -run lead, a four -run lead, it can change with just one pitch if a batter walks, and then suddenly things just change. It's taken a while to understand and to even get comfortable with it. When I first started in the role five years ago, baseball traditionalists would say, well, that's baseball. It's like, no, it's not. It's bad game management. But yeah, it's baseball. It happens in the big leagues. It happens in Australia, and sometimes it happens with Perth Heat. And so your wife, is that because she's got into the baseball, or she's planning for what your move's going to be like? Bit of both. She has to be into it, but I'm not a good loser at all. Yeah, I'm not probably the best person to speak to if we lose a game for a good 24 hours. After we lost the championship series, that 24 hours was probably four months. Mate, honestly, I know exactly how you feel. We lost three games last season in the league. We lost one cup game, and then we got thrown out of a cup because we played an illegible player should have been suspended, administrative error. Every single one of those, I was not good for 24 hours. I spent the next 24 hours saying, what did I do wrong to contribute to that? Even though it's the team and the manager, it's like, what could I have done more? Could we have prepared the team better? Did we not provide the right resources, or did we not get the balance of the roster correct? There's so many things that go through your mind, but yeah, I'm certainly not a good loser. Were you a Perth Heat fan before? No, with a surname like Neil Kobski, you grew up with a round ball in my household. I was a football fan from an early age. This is a true story. Before I took the role with Heat, I had not watched a baseball game from start to finish. I had not watched a full nine innings. I'd watched parts of a game, but I hadn't watched a whole game. That first year in charge was challenging because you'd be with corporate partners, and I didn't know all the rules, and something would happen during a game, and they'd ask, why did that happen? I'd scratch my head and say, I'd have to find out for you. I'm obsessed with it now. My wife loves watching players steal bases, just running from base to base or trying to steal. Then I look at my family, Grey Caritage, and they're all into it and enjoy coming to the ballpark. Most people I introduce do enjoy it because, again, it's a different sport in terms of the pace of the game. You can relax a little bit more and then sit back and enjoy the menu of the hot dogs or the crackerjack and see some home runs in the background. Well, you don't understand the sport. It's a bit like cricket, right? Most Americans, almost every American does not understand cricket. Are you trying to explain test cricket, that it's five days, two innings each, it could rain and end in a draw? Nobody understands it, but when you understand the game, you understand what brilliant test cricket is. Like my son, he watched the Ashes with me, and I had the first two tests, I was explaining how this works, why they might declare, what the follower knows, which never got used. Trying to explain the strategy of it all. And then once he understood, he got into it, and I was mentioning going to watch baseball. I said to you before we started recording, I was dating that girl in LA, so we were going to watch the Dodgers. It was a playoff season, and I must have gone to maybe five games. I went to the game, I don't know if you know the one where Justin Turner hit a walk -off home run in the playoffs. I think it was against, it might have been the Cubs, but by the way, that itself was an unreal moment. The great finish there. Unbelievable. But I had a guy who was sat with me each game explaining it to me. And one of the things I'd never known about is the whole pitcher strategy. My from assumption the little I'd watched here or there, it was just one guy all game. And if somebody came on and it was injury, I didn't realize you're strategically placing different pitchers in the game, especially towards the end of the seventh, eighth, ninth innings. I didn't know any of that. And so once you understood that, you understood the strategy. And then there's huge strategy, whether you're bringing in a left -handed pitcher to pitch to a right -handed batter, left -handed batter, or someone that can face up to a curveball better than a slider, et cetera. Explaining the game to someone in baseball is a lot easier in the ballpark. If you're watching it off the screen, it's a bit harder to pick up. If you sit in the ballpark and you've got someone that can explain the rules, you will understand it a lot quicker than watching it at home. But the strategy behind pitching is nuts. The movie Moneyball and the strategy behind the analytics is spot on. There's so much you can gain out of the numbers. And that's a big part of our relationship, even with Tampa, is the Tampa front office and what they have in terms of identifying talent and how they use it is something that is a great benefit to an organization like the Perth Heat as well. There's a whole Moneyball thing that started coming to football as well. I know specifically teams like Brentford and Brighton have used it. But they're using it in a different way. They're trying to identify talent, which they sell out. I mean, Brighton. Can you look up their sales of players? I mean, Brighton. They have a profit of 130 million pounds, was it, this summer? I mean, historically, they weren't ever a Premier League team. No. It's only in the last, what, five, six years did they become Premier League? They're now established. But the volume of players they sell and the rates they sell their players for, have they got recent sales? Yeah. Let me pull it up. It was the same with Southampton. They kind of had that strategy as well. So there we go. Okay. Caicido, 160 million euros. McAllister, you went to Liverpool, 42 million. Sanchez, 23 million. But there's more in the previous. I mean, is that just this season? Yeah, that's this season. Did you have last season as well? I don't think it was on him. What was up at the top when you scrolled to the top? That was people who had come in. Right. Okay. But this is their whole strategy. I mean, they're now talking, this guy just got a hat -trick. The other Ferguson got the hat -trick against Newcastle the other day. People are starting to talk about him. And they've managed to have this rotation of players. Even though they're selling their best players, they've got these new ones coming through and they've got like an identity, which means it's a profitable business. Luton were the same. So Luton Town managed to get back in the Premier League from going into non -league, which itself is incredible. But they had a whole strategy of bringing players through and it's part of their revenue model. Does that perform part of your actual revenue model to develop players? For Perth Heat, it's a little bit different because if we have players that we continue to develop, they'll get drafted. And the draft system works a little bit differently to football where the club doesn't take the profit. The actual transfer fee goes direct to the player. Oh, wow. It's one of the first questions our board of management asked when they took the license over. How can we develop players and on -sell them? But it doesn't work like that in baseball, unfortunately. So, yeah, we've got a great farm system of producing young Aussie talent to go and pick up minor league contracts. But there's no return there to the club, unfortunately. Were you a baseball fan before you joined? I mean, I played when I was a kid. But not much of a fan. No. No, it was strictly because of the opportunity that came up that I joined. And when did you join? When? Same time. So about a year before, when the talks happened about, well, maybe this is something that we might be able to do. And then what the details look like for making it a possibility for a team to embrace Bitcoin as much as the team has. And then suddenly realizing that it's going to be significantly more work than what it first appeared to be. Because I didn't really have a role there to begin with. I didn't have a job. I wasn't working there at all. But then sort of trying to orange pill the board after Steve got it and to show them what we could do with it. It was very much, this is the idea. This is what we think we can do with it. And their attitude was, OK, go out and prove it and show them exactly what we could do to kick things off. And then from there, it was just small win after small win. And then realizing, well, if we're going to actually do it and announce things in November about just how far down the rabbit hole we were going to go, that we couldn't just, you know, Bitcoin is not at the point now where you can just launch and say, OK, everything worked perfectly. I mean, you know, it's so hit and miss with things that will work and things that won't work. And that's integration with systems that are already in place, especially when you're talking about a business of this size. You know, it's not your micro strategy. We don't have teams and teams of lawyers or people that can look after all of the various elements. And to go all in on Bitcoin means really restructuring how you do everything. And eventually that came back to me as my sort of ability to transition and see what will work, what's going to work now, what will work in 90 days from now and what it's going to look like in 180 days from now. All of that has changed and just somewhat to stay on top of that and to help integrate it into the systems that Steve is already looking after. Yeah. So I'm going to be interested to compare and contrast what you've done to what we've done, because like we're tiny. You know, our crowds are tiny. When we take, if you want to pay with Bitcoin on a match day, we're talking a handful of transactions. You got up to 7000 people there. So that's that's an entirely different beast. What were you, sorry Steve, what were you doing before you joined? My background is media marketing, so I used to be a sports reporter on one of the commercial networks here in Australia with Channel 7. I was there 14 years as a broadcaster, used to commentate to football games. But after being a reporter for the best part of 15 years and seeing how sports organisations run, that's where the real appetite for running a sports organisation came in and wanting to win championships. So I went and worked for a local football team, which is the Perth Glory, who play in the A -League. I was in a media marketing role there for a few years. Is that where Robbie Fowler played? He did the great man. God. Yeah. He used to come over to Mum's house every week for dinner. Shut up. Yeah. Are you serious? A gentleman. One of the most beautiful men. Yeah. We're always on the text to each other. He's a... You're friends with Robbie Fowler? Yeah. There we go. You're in. I want an interview with him. He's one of my childhood heroes. Oh wow. Yeah. And you know what? He's just a lad. He's just brilliant. He came and played for the organisation. And yeah, it was Monday night's dinner at Mum's house. He loved the Greek food, so we kept to a winning formula. That's unbelievable. Do you know the song the Liverpool fans sing about him? About we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Do you know about this? I don't know. So Robbie Fowler is one of the footballers who was very smart with his money. He just bought just properties all over Liverpool constantly. And see, he's got this huge property portfolio in Liverpool. And so the Liverpool fans sing, we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Yeah. He's a... He's God. He's God. He's just an awesome guy. Good fun to hang out with. And yeah, made so much time for the people of Perth. We had a great year together. And he's also very cheeky as well. There was a time where we weren't performing too well. We'd lost, I think, five games on the trot. And it was the time that Wayne Rooney was having a whole heap of issues with Manchester United. And we were about to do this live TV cross for Channel 7. And we knew the chairman wasn't too happy at the time. So I said, we've just got to try and deflect here. And Robbie had been in the UK for a week. And the presenter said, so Robbie, what was the trip to the UK all about? And he said, it was to chat to Wayne. And my phone had been, the media marketing guy just blew up, Fleet Street just went mad with this. It was just an off -the -cuff joke that we were trying to sign Wayne Rooney. And it was just everywhere within hours and we had to put out a press release and it was great because it deflected off the five losses that we'd had, but it was just a bit of a piss take. What was his scoring record like at Perth? Look, it wasn't as good as what it was at Liverpool. We would have been nice for him to score a few more goals, but the team struggled a little bit that year. And I think he ended up maybe with a dozen goals from memory somewhere around there. But it was a good year. And then again, I remember him taking out a little urn when England won the Ashes out before a game. And he put it up on his head and there was photos of it. He's just a great prankster in a lot of ways. He's an awesome person to have in your change room. And yeah, I'm really happy to call him a friend. So I went down the Robbie Fowler rabbit hole with my son the other week because, did you watch the Liverpool Newcastle game the other week? No, I missed it. Right. So I said to my son that there were two games when I was a kid when Liverpool played Newcastle. There were four, three consecutive years. The first one was a back and forth. I think Liverpool went 1 -0 up, then Newcastle went 2 -1 up, then Liverpool got it back to 2. Then they went 3 -2 up, then 3 -0. Liverpool went 4 -3. Stan Collimore in the 90th minute. It's an unreal game. And then a year later, Liverpool went 3 -0 up, Newcastle got it back to 3 -0. And then in the last minute, Robbie Fowler scores ahead of this flying header to go 4 -3. And so I then just had to explain Robbie Fowler to my son, why everyone said he was God. And we went down this kind of rabbit hole of Robbie Fowler goals. I was always really sad, though, because when he left Liverpool, I'm trying to remember, was it Leeds and Man City he went to? Did play both, yeah. Yeah, and I just couldn't accept him, not in a Liverpool shirt. Not in a Liverpool shirt, yeah. It didn't make sense to me. No, iconic to that club, and yeah. Absolute legend. Sorry, there's a bit of a tangent. OK, so going from commentator to chief exec, that's quite a jump. Did you have to kind of prove yourself you were capable? Did you have to pitch yourself for it? Look, I did the four years at Perth Glory in a media marketing role. I then stepped outside of sport for the first time in my career and just did some sales, what they called home and land packages here in Australia, selling some land in the house with it, and quickly went into a management role there with one of the companies. And then the opportunity came with the heat, and I was given the chance to run my first club, which was good because at the time I'd just started as president of a football club as well. So the management position was quite similar. I've run both roles now for the last five years, which has been brilliant. What is the mandate for the chief exec? How does it compare to, say, a chairman in a football team? Just look, every club's structure can be a little bit different, so yeah, a chairman for us is one of the shareholders, majority shareholder of our club, so he's who I report to. I've got the day -to -day running of the organisation, and I report to our chairman. What are the main things that you're responsible for the team in ensuring they've got the resources they need? Everything, yeah. Everything, yeah. I run the organisation. So it's basically probably almost identical to my role. Correct. Yeah, absolutely. Bigger numbers. Yeah, there's bigger numbers, but I don't think it really matters, and there's probably a good contrast with a football club. Whether you've got 10 members, 100 members, 1 ,000 members, a million members, the communication is still the same. You still treat your members the same way, regardless of how many zeros are involved. It's the same if you do a social media post, whether your club's only got 50 members or 50 ,000, you're still putting out information. So in some ways, don't get scared by the numbers. It's treat the position with respect and your members and partners, et cetera. Again, corporate partners, regardless of what the partnership value is, they're a corporate partner.
Fresh update on "two games" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
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Can't wait to listen to this. Super excited. Those five guys all on a Zoom together, just cracking jokes. I'm ready. So there you go. On this podcast, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz from The Ringer Fantasy Show. We're going to come on, and we're going to talk about all of our guys that we like, dislike, that we're afraid of in the fantasy football season, and then went to Cleveland to find Garrett Bush, who is kind of a big guy there. I got to say, he's kind of a guy. He's going to tell us what to expect from the Browns, who are the most confusing 2023 team. A lot of that has to do with Deshaun Watson, which Deshaun Watson, are we going to get? How do we feel about Deshaun Watson in 2023, just in general? And where is Cleveland Sports going? What's happened to them this century? All the good, all the bad. And he's going to lay all of it out for us. So this is a really good podcast. Can't wait. First, our friends from Pro Chip. All right, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Our Ringer Fantasy Show guys are here. Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, my rewatchables producer, always nice when he pops on the BS. So we did this last year. We didn't win any awards, but sometimes you don't need to win awards. Sometimes when something's great, when it works, you just kind of know it, and we're going to run it back. Heifetz, you want to explain what this gimmick is? Yeah, it's you text us a bunch of ridiculous categories and then we kind of build an entire show, right? No, it's fun, though. It's just like it's a draft, but it's not a draft. And then it's it's vibes. It's a vibes episode. Yeah, we can agree on this. The concept is like you go into a fantasy draft. We all have the same kind of guides, same kind of rankings, but it doesn't capture the love. It doesn't capture the irrational. I just believe in this guy. It doesn't capture Craig thinking that that Pickens is going to end up being Justin Jefferson this year. There's just some things he already is or fear PTSD from bad draft picks from the past. I actually listened to a lot of the pod we did last year, and it was pretty funny hearing some of the guys we were like completely enamored by that ended up being bust. And then there were some other ones that I was surprised by the accuracy of it. Danny Kelly, can you ever be right in a fantasy draft? Can you ever go perfect? One in a million. It's like picking stocks, you know, if you get one good one, then you're set. Last year, mine was Romandre. I listened to our show last year, too. Feel like I nailed that one. Didn't get some other ones right. So that's, you know, we don't have to re litigate those. But Romandre, I'm calling that one. The take I was proudest of last year was fearing Cooper Cup after the year that he had just not liking the scent of something. This is veteran experience. I've been doing fantasy, I think since like 1989, 1990, something like that. All right. So I'm going to rip through the categories here. And then we're going to go at them one at a time. This is not, it's a draft, but it's not a draft because if we all have the same guy for a category of two of us have it, it's fine. We're okay. Um, the categories are my one true love, the guy that we just liked the most, my crazy pills guy. Do you want to explain the crazy pills thing, Craig? Uh, I think it could go either way, right? It's either you feel like you're taking crazy pills because nobody else likes the guy you like, or it's the other way around where you feel like you're taking crazy pills because everybody likes this guy and you don't understand it at all. So there's a little variance on that one. You can go either way. There's the my I absolutely hate myself for doing this guy, which seems to happen over and over again in fantasy where you go in there, drive like, well, I'm not going to end up with Russell Wilson. Uh, that was the example I used last year. It could be the example you use again this year. I'm not even gonna spend a dollar for Russell Wilson. Then it gets to the 17th round. If you're in a booger eater draft or, you know, you have $5 left for five guys and it's like, ah, Russell Wilson, Sean Payton, and all of a sudden you have Russell Wilson and you have no idea how he ended up on your team. So that is the, my absolutely hate myself for doing this guy. Uh, there's the, I'm going to add this category. It's a little sub category. The I'm staying away from that whole team team. There's teams where you're just like, I'm out, I'm just blind out. I don't want one person from that team. I'll see, we'll see if we agree on that team. Then we have the, my shameless Homer pick guy. That's going to be really, I mean, Craig, you don't even have to go. Uh, although there could be their tickets like plus 500, but I think we know pick is going to be there. There's the, my, I wouldn't take him even if he was free guy. So you're putting them on your D and D do not draft list. I had McCaffrey as my guy for this last year, which looked brilliant for about six weeks. Then he got traded a machine of an offense. We have the, my, that 2022 booty call isn't happening again guy, which is a new category for this year. This is the, you stumbled into somebody in the free agent auction, maybe in November, you wrote them for a couple of weeks, some fond memories, but you know, as a one night stand or, you know, as a three week stand and you're not going back, then we have the, this is a classic one. The somebody's got to get points on that team guy. We just look at all the teams and like, well, I don't know. Everybody scores 300 someone's catching passes on that team. Someone's rushing for 970 yards. There is the, my sorry, I'm sorry. That's too rich for my blood guy where you look at the draft guide and you see some of the salaries next to the guys. Then you go wait at $47. So Najee Harris was my guy for this last year. And I was proud of that one. There's the, my $1 QB guy. You're not, he's not going to make it break a draft, but you're also kind of secretly stashing away in your head. And we all have our $1 QB. There is the, my I'd be afraid to look on Tuesday and see the red flag guy, which I've added this year. I didn't even tell you about this category. You take the guy and it's going great. Eloy Jimenez is the ultimate baseball example of this. It's going great. You're feeling awesome. And then you go on there on a Tuesday and there's the red flag with the yellow box that there's news. And you're just like, Oh no. Oh God, what happened? And there's certain guys who just, it happens every year. A cousin of that, the, my, I know there's a 99 % chance he's getting hurt again, but God damn, I can't resist this guy guy. Then we have the, my Cooper cup. It's a year after the year guy. So I named this category after Cooper cup. So who is it this year? They had their year last year. Don't do it again. Don't get sucked in five more. The my, I just want everyone on that offense. I don't care guy. The my it's a year too early, but fuck it guy. The my missionary position. We've all had him guy. The my, I fell for the preseason hype guy. And then finally the, my I'd never root for an injury, but he is one injury away. That guy. All right. So we're going to start with my one true love. We're going to go and we're going to go on one, two, three, four on the zoom. And then for the second round, then the second guy will go, Danny Kelly, you're up. All right. My one true love. Who is it? I got to go with Tony Pollard for the Cowboys. I'm irrationally in love with this guy. I've been saying it. I think there's nothing you can say. It convinced me that he's not the best player in the NFL. Like, like just pound for pound, the best player in the NFL. Um, you know, last year he finished as the RV seven this year. He's going to be playing, I think more snaps, getting way more opportunities. If he can get up to like the same level of opportunities as Ekeler and CMC, you know, cause he's in that style of runner. I think this guy could finish as a top three running back in the NFL. And so I am, I'm just like full as a gentleman said, full bloom in love with Tony Pollard. I just can't, I can't help it. So in the ringer fantasy guide, he's 13th right now and he's gone for $42 in auction. So you think that's low? Yeah, I would, I would, I actually had Pollard too. Wow. We all have Pollard. Wait, did you too, Krik? I'm scared now. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, that's, well, that's, that's, this is a sign that, yeah, this is a terrible sign, but I just, I mean, just to pile on to DK stats here, Zeke had 12 touchdowns last year and Nick and Tony Pollard was a top 10 running back. Like what else do you need to hear? Like every time Tony Pollard was on the field, he was the best running back in the league. And now Zeke's gone. Like I rest my case. This is the pregame show where they all pick the same team to win a football and then that team loses. So you should probably stay away from Tony Pollard. Wait. So all three of you had Tony Pollard for this? Yeah, I can give you some. We did not discuss this before coming on. I didn't expect that. Oh, my God. Talk about groups and Jesus. You know, it's, you know, what sucks about this is that means when I have my big auction draft in a week and all my friends are going to be listening to this. And when Tony Pollard comes up, I'm not going to get them because they're all going to bid them up for $57 if I want to get them. Well, Bill's like, oh my God. Well, here's the argument. Rich Rebar, who works for Warren Sharpe, he's at Sharpe Football Analysis and he is a really good comp, which is basically Melvin Gordon was playing ahead of Austin Eckler for years. And everyone's begging for Austin Eckler to get the job. And then Austin Eckler finally got the job and the charges got rid of Melvin Gordon. And then Austin Eckler still wasn't really a first round pick. And we talked ourselves out of it. We hemmed it on. This is Tony Pollard again. It's like Zeke is finally after five years out of Dallas. And we're like, yeah, any point you get Tony Pollard, that's actually crazy. Like, honestly, you could get him for forty five bucks. Austin Eckler is going to go for 60. Tony Pollard would probably just be better than Austin Eckler this year. I kind of genuinely mean this. Tony Pollard should maybe be the first pick in fantasy football. Right? You can convince me. Kind of genuinely. Well, he does have a great offensive line. There are going to be a couple of games against bad teams where he, you know, you have him on Thanksgiving or something and he puts up the four touchdown hundred and eighty yard game. I can see it. So I guess I'm up then because you guys all agreed. You can have anybody you want. My one true love this year, Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, who I also like for MVP. So. Last year, he missed two games and they also blew out what what was a D .K. like seven, eight team, seven, eight games where they just like in the fourth quarter, they didn't even really have to play offense. They're just kind of running out of the string. Yeah, I don't think their defense is going to be as good this year. Sheila Kapadia on the on the NFL show has been talking about this. I think it's to be better than he thinks, but it won't be as good on it. And their schedule is tougher. But, you know, is it possible that he's like a four thousand one thousand guy with some sort of combination of 40 to D like everyone agrees they have the best offensive line in the league. Everyone agrees the one to A .J. Brown, Devonta Smith punch is way up there. And I'm saying like Schrager on TV this week was saying Devonta Smith, this is the year he jumps up to the chase class. So we have that with Dallas Goddard, who everybody thinks is the best all around tight end in the league, the guy who actually blocks and plays three downs, running backs, whatever. Put anyone behind there and they'll gain 80 yards. And then he's going to get a lot of the goal line carries. I think he's my top QB this year. I think I would take him before everybody else. So I don't even think it's that controversial. What do you think of that one? He is, I think you're right. I think the key point you have there is that he barely played in the fourth quarter last year. That's the key thing. He was already in a per game basis. He was the best quarterback in fantasy last year and he barely played the fourth quarter. Yeah. So you could argue he hasn't even reached the ceiling yet. He's our number one guy on the guide right now, I believe. Shameless plug for fantasyfootball .300 .com. He's our 21st player. We have like all our rankings there. And yeah, he has the highest floor and the highest ceiling. My favorite stat about Jalen Hurts, other than 18 rushing touchdowns in 18 games last year, Jalen Hurts had more games over 30 points than under 20. That's everything you want in a quarterback. Well, so he's number one in our guide, but I still feel like in a draft, Mahomes is going over him because of the Mahomes. It's just the most fun to have Mahomes. The R. And I actually think that's a little nuts this year. DK, Hurts is I think either 12 to 1 or 11 to 1 on FanDuel for MVP. And I think those odds are the most out of whack of all the MVP odds, because that's, if you're going to say the MVP is going to come from an awesome team, they're probably one of the five teams that has a chance to go 13 and 4, 14 and 3, something like that. He, they have the most talent on offense, I think, of any team that's going to be in the MVP conversation and we've seen him get better every year. So why is he 11 to 1, 12 to 1? Shouldn't he be like 6 to 1, 7 to 1? Shouldn't it be where Josh Allen is? I don't, is it just because of the previous like impressions that he was a, what was he a third round pick or second round pick and maybe hold on to that for too long? Or maybe it's just because he's surrounded by such a good team. I don't know. But yeah, like you said, he's improved pretty much every season he's been playing, even going back to college. You know, from everything that we've heard, he is maniacal about like working and leadership and just all the things, all the intangibles. And then, of course, you know, if he takes a jump as a passer this year, you know, that's going to be huge for him because he's already like one of the best running quarterbacks. He's double digit rushing touchdowns in the last two years. You know, everything about him screams just, you know, like the face of the franchise season. He's everything they want. And so I could see it like from a narrative point of view, for sure. It reminds me of what you used to have with Russell Wilson when he was alive.
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A highlight from Crypto Market Dip NOT OVER? (J. Powell Hints More Rate Hikes)
"We are here in the Bahamas working to make it right. If you can't have a millionaire, would you keep working? The commander is here. What's going on right now is California's trying to figure out if they can defeat the government that popped the pot. Yeah. Oh, I can. Welcome to BitBoy Crypto! Home of the BitSquad, the largest and greatest crypto community in all the Interwebs. No channel works harder to keep you in the know about crypto than this one right here. My name is Ben. Come to you live every single day at 11 .30am Eastern Standard Time. Exactly. Also known as 9 .40pm MST, is that what you call it? Mountain Time Zone. Anyways, regardless, I digress. We are here at RARE EVO. We've got our Bencoin booth. I don't know if you saw pictures of it on Twitter. Super exciting. And, you know, it really made me think when we got here about what was going on last year at this time. And I think that's really where I want to start before we get into the show is really thinking about last year, this event was in October. And it was very interesting. I just talked to Charles. Charles just gave a speech on stage. Charles Hoskinson, founder of Cardano, of course. And last year, him and I did an interview on stage. And the interesting thing that really occurred was not what people got to see. It's what people didn't get to see. The behind the scenes was so interesting. Because if you remember, I made my famous Sam Bankman -Fried rant around the middle of October. This event was towards the back half of October, if I remember correctly. And the thing is, I had already marked the enemy territory with Sam. And our bill was progressing. And I had sent my bill to Charles. And I sent everything that, oh, there's crypto India. She looks like a monkey. She's got a banana. The fact is that we're spending all of our time and our resources and, you know, really trying to put things into this bill, and I asked Charles if he would support it. Same reason we sent the bill originally to FTX. And, you know, there's different stuff going on, but the point is the conversation went kind of like this. Charles, I don't understand. Why do you not want to support our bill? Like either financially or kind of giving it a vote of confidence? And he said, well, you know, I don't think the CFTC is going to like it, is what he said. He's been, you know, on Capitol Hill on the behalf of the Department of Agriculture, which, you know, all crypto falls under. And he said, you know, but here's the thing. I've dug into what you've been saying about Sam. And he said, it's true. Sam is doing all the things that you said he was doing. And here's the line. He said, but, you know, in the end, he's Sam Bankman -Fried. He's going to mess up. He's incompetent. That's what he does. And let me tell you, you want to talk about an accurate statement. Look how everything played out last year. Like being here and talking to Charles a second ago, it just really reminded me of that event. But here's the thing. You've got bad actors, okay? And there's a lot of bad actors in crypto. We know that. But the bad actors, they almost, in a roundabout way, it's like one of those circular staircases where you can't ever find where it, you know, enters and exits. Where are the good actors? And where are the bad actors? And the thing is, is that the bad actors, they almost force the good actors to be shown and to be present. And I think that's what you've seen over this last year is with the contagion and with the Alex Wyshinsky and Sam Bankman -Fried, you know, you really start to see who the good guys are, and they're not who they told you they were. And, to me, being here at Rare Evo again and seeing where we've gone in the last year, of course, you got a lot of bad stuff, but there's something like Bitcoin that now, you know, we're running. We've got our booth here. Super exciting. And it's all about crypto adoption. It's about taking those things that, you know, aren't quite right with crypto, whether it's the public perception, whether it's the education about crypto, whether it's the government, the policies, regulations, or whether it's the media, you know, we've got a lot of stuff to fix. And this technology can be used for the good. And that's ultimately what's going to happen. It's just a matter of the good guys, I guess, outshine the bad guys. So, we're going to get started here. There's Wendy. Wendy, you want to come, just come be on the stage? Do you want a banana, you hungry? I must ask you a question. Where is Bitcoin going to? We're going to go to do our show later today, I think. Tomorrow. Tomorrow, yeah. Our show's tomorrow. We're going to film lots of episodes tomorrow. Yeah, we're going to do four. So, we're going to have four for you guys. And you're going to be wearing something, aren't you? Oh, yes, I bought an apron. Do you want me to wear a muumuu? I draw the line that started to look like a woman. It was a cat muumuu, but they had one in blue. Yeah, they did have one in blue. It is true. It's not the color. It's like a dress. I know, but you could have worn pants. You can't do it. It could have been like ATL shorty. Shoddy. It's shoddy. It's not shoddy. It's shoddy shoddy. Well, from the west side. I can tell. I can tell. ATL. Shoddy shorty. Okay, well, here's orange you glad that you brought that banana? Bye, guys. Okay, guys, let's go get started with MarketWatch here. As you do know, we did officially switch to CoinGecko from CoinMarketCap. Now, I can't really see the chat, I don't think. So, yeah. So, guys, I love you a lot. I can't see you today, but you get to see me. And we're probably going to, guys, we're probably going to plan on ending it about probably 12 .30 today. So we're going to go through the show kind of quick. Okay, so here we go. We are on CoinMarketCap. Okay, there we go. Is BJ manually switching this? He's in here. Okay, looking at the overall markets. By the way, CoinMarketCap did actually start fixing some stuff. So they did email me after my big tirade the other day. So we'll see what happens there. The market cap almost at $1 .1 trillion. You know, we were just barely over a trillion a couple of days ago. Volume, $36 billion. Bitcoin dominance, 46 .4%. ETH dominance, 18 .2%. I'm going to get a little more used to these CoinGecko numbers to know whether that's up or down. I don't even remember. Gas, 15 .0 Paraguay to send you an ETH transaction. And I hope you guys enjoyed us going live from this, thank you, we're going live from rare evo today. This is one of these things where, you know, the more we travel, the more we go to events, you know, we can have BJ with me. He's an animal with the tech. And there he is. There's BJ, ladies and gentlemen. So, you know, we want to be able to bring you guys more live shows even when I'm on the road instead of, you know, look, we love Deezy. He's great. He's here. But I know you guys don't necessarily want to fill in. And all my Deezy fans, I guess y 'all like around the blockchain anyway, so he's going to be going live or going to be doing a show from here as well. Bitcoin coming in at $26 ,000 approximately. Ethereum coming in at $16 ,400. Uh -oh. Scam. BJ, Scam Likely is calling you. Scam Likely is calling you. $16 .48. Let's see. Where is the old XRP coming in at $0 .51? Yeah, I mean, we pretty much wiped out the entire gain from the lawsuit. And I wasn't expecting it to retrace all the way, but I guess it kind of depended on how high that it went. If it had gone $3X, then it shouldn't have. It just doubled. $0 .50 to $1 and then, or whatever it was, $0 .45 to $0 .90, and now it's crashed back down. But, of course, that's a reaction to the overall market. A lot of people are really expecting a big drop here. And I'm just not. Like, I just don't see it. I try not to get too caught up in the narratives. And, yes, there are some things about the 4 -year cycle that do indicate that there should be more down action, especially compared to Ethereum to Bitcoin. You can chart it doesn't look good. But I almost feel like everybody talking about it, you know, it seems to sometimes negate that. When everybody's expecting a big drop, it doesn't really happen. That's the thing. When we got our big drop from $70K at the top, nobody was expecting that. When we got the FTX collapse, right? Out of nowhere, nobody was expecting that. And so right now, everybody's telling you a big drop is coming, and it's like Bitcoin just loves to defy the narrative. It fits within the fundamentals of the 4 -year cycle, but in the micro, Bitcoin likes to defy. So, or defies, I may say. Let's see. Albert Condi with Superchat. I actually have the chat now. Yobin, you guys have lawyers on your payroll, right? Of course, with all the legal attacks from the US government, I want to watch some streams of discussions with lawyers who know crypto. Okay. That might be something we could, you know, might be better for maybe pre -recorded video rather than live streaming. Live streaming would be good too. But, yeah, thank you for the Superchat. Turn noise cancelling off. What does that mean? Is that us? Okay. One. What are you doing, BJ? No. BJ says no. BJ says no. We can only do the best, guys. What do we got? So next time, BJ says we're going to be a little bit even better prepared, so. We got RollBit coming in, 19 .7 % gains. If you guys did not know, RollBit is kind of a competitor to Stake in a sense, so we can't be covering RollBit really too much on this channel other than to say, look, the price went up, went up 20%, nice pump, and it's one of these things that's been running in the bear market, and it's obvious because people just want to gamble in the bear market because there's not a lot of gains to be had in the crypto world, so unless you're shorting or leverage trading, so RollBit's one to watch. Now, you know, Stake doesn't have its own coin, which is very interesting. I doubt they would ever do that. I don't think it's somewhere they want to get it, something they want to get into. But, you know, are we seeing a decentralized version kind of pop up? We'll have to see how RollBit goes. We have some coins up, barely. Big Ed token, Quant, Mantle, Polkadot, DYDX. So, alright, so let's go ahead and move on. Don't forget, guys, in here at the booth over here, we have a ton of Bitcoin merch. You guys, don't forget to check out hitmerch .com. We got an entire Bitcoin collection. So, you know, it's some really cool merch. Hope you guys check it out. I'm going to be in a dunk tank later, and I guess I'm probably going to see if we have some Bitcoin tank tops and shorts for me to get in the dunk tank with. It'll be everywhere now for charity. Alright, guys, moving on here. US Fed's Jerome Powell and Jackson Hole prepare for more rate hikes, so kind of serious, kind of, kind of not necessarily unexpected news, but they are really committed to, you know, lowering these rates and getting inflation under control, at least making it appear that it's under control. It's kind of like this. It's like, you think of quantum easing or quantitative easing, you can kind of think of it as like a superpower for the Fed, I guess, right? Like, what happens is, you know, I used to remember this game we used to play, right? All the boys, the boys, we go to the arcade. There are two games, really three games, that were four -player games that people just loved when I was a kid. You had The Simpsons. Simpsons was a four -player arcade game. It's pretty cool. Whatever. One of my favorite one, but I did beat it because that's what I do. I'm a winner. You also had Ninja Turtles. Ninja Turtles, man, what a great game that was in the arcade. Man, 4x4 action, you and your buddies, birthday party, you know, go to a big place like, you know. We used to go to a place called American Adventures, but there's other places, Dave and Buster's. And so what happens on this X -Men game? They had this X -Men game. And that was the game we all loved more than any of the other ones because it had this cool superpower. You kind of like store the superpower up, and you are willing to go all the way down to like one bar of your energy. You just take the hits, take the hits, take the hits, because you knew the maximum value of when you use your special power that will blow up everything on the screen was worth it. The appeal to use the quantitative easing for the federal government and Jerome Powell for the Federal Reserve is more appealing than the temporary hits that the economy is taking. They know as soon as they turn the quantitative easing back on, that they're going to be able to fix everything just to mess everything up again. But that kicks the can down the road, right? So they're willing to take the hits going down to no energy, your economy not do well, there's tons of stats showing our economy is actually worse than the Great Depression right now. It's all fake, and it's all smoke and mirrors. That's what the government's learned to do better over time is create the optical illusion that everything's fine when it's clearly not. So, Jerome Powell is, you know, basically saying like, hey, here's the thing. Let's see if this is all part of the optics. We're going to keep raising rates. It's what has to happen for us to get inflation under control. There's no such thing as getting inflation under control, guys. Our money is worthless. There's nothing behind it. It's going to happen again. Powell revealed that the Fed staff intends to hold the interest rates at a restrictive level until they are confident that inflation is moving sustainably towards a 2 % target. They made their remarks at the Economic Policy Symposium, also popularly called Jackson Hole Symposium, or Jackson Hole Meeting, posted by the Federal Reserve of Kansas City. I actually took a picture outside that one time when I was there for a Chiefs Finals game. Prior to the speech, traders were anticipating the Fed chairs' comments on the long -term economic scenario amid the ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty. So, there we go. And, of course, Bitcoin price hasn't, doesn't seem like it's really done that much for the Bitcoin price one way or the other. Okay. So, also, guys, we have IRS spares, crypto miners and validators and new broker reporting requirements. And, you know, here's the thing, guys. I told you that this thing about who's a broker in crypto, right? It was in some language of the big Digital Currency Act that got, you know, implemented a couple years ago, and everybody was worried about this broker language because it was going to affect miners. I told you the whole time, guys, the system has a lot of different fail -safes in it, okay? And so when you see one of these stories like China banning Bitcoin, like, okay, cool, you know, it's not that big of a deal. I knew this broker stuff in the United States. I knew it was going to end up not being a big deal. The language was not clarified in the bill, but I said it would get clarified later. And here, you have the IRS saying basically exactly what I just told you, is that even though the bill said one thing, this is what the IRS is going to do and how they're actually going to legislate and regulate this, or I guess the IRS just keeps up with the money. How are they going to hold it financially accountable? The Department of Treasury released its highly anticipated proposed regulations for crypto currency brokers. Notably, it's chosen to exempt individual validators and miners under the proposed rules. And this is big for DAOs, too, guys. Under the proposed rules, crypto brokers will have to adhere to the same rules as securities brokers, including filing information returns and furnishing pay statements for all customers and traders. The Treasury stated that the proposed changes aimed to curb crypto tax evasion and prevent crypto investors and businesses from getting an unfair advantage. Biden said there's as much as $18 billion left on the table. We all know he wanted that so he could give it to Ukraine or his son could squirt it up his nose. The rules that passed would go into effect 2026 for the 2025 tax year, which is absolutely huge because the 2025 tax year is the year to harvest the gains, right? That's when the bull market is going to be thriving, probably ending somewhere around the summer of that year. So, let's see. Yup. You guys, we're in a big room here. This is what happens when you're live at a conference, is what it is. Okay. Alright. Let's move on here to the XRP trial here. And you guys know our XRP section is always brought to you by stake. You know, in my opinion, some of the best bread that exists is a golden crown. Golden crown has got these rolls there. Now, they don't have anything else that's good, but they've got these rolls. They're immaculate. They're so good. They're buttered. They're fantastic. And it really makes every other roll that you've ever had just taste mid. So, BJ, please play the mid roll. Thank you to our sponsor, Stake. Thank you to our sponsor, Stake. Also, thank you to Rare Evo as well. Okay. Why the SEC vs. Ripple trial may never happen. Insights crypto from lawyer Fred Rispoli. Talked to Fred a few times. Good guy. The SEC vs. Ripple Labs lawsuit has been a significant battle in the crypto world. On July 13, Annalisa Torres, the judge, delivered a complex ruling. It wasn't really that complex. Prominent crypto lawyer Fred Rispoli took to microblogging platform X. It's like calling Bitcoin the flagship cryptocurrency. Like, the microblogging platform X. Is that really what we're saying now? Come on. Ryder, I know you get paid for word, but come on. I can do better. Desiria's belief that the trial between the two Ripple Labs executives may never take place. Here's why Rispoli thinks so. Pressure tactics. He argues at Garlinghouse that suing Garlinghouse and Larson was a strategy to pressure Ripple into a weak settlement position agree 100%. Witness challenges. Imagining key SEC figures on the witness stand. Rispoli believes figures such as William Hinman and Jay Clayton could be tied to their roles in the Trump administration, which might not sit well with a New York City jury. Proving reckless. Rispoli questions about how the SEC could prove recklessness regarding institutional sales when the defendants can point to programmatic sales as being acceptable. Weak evidence. Of course, the evidence concerning domestic vs. international sales is considered weak. Reorganization of the SEC's trial team. They've already been making some internal changes to their trial team in this case. Back -to -back trials with the SEC's tight trial schedule may hinder its ability to focus on this case. It's one of these situations where Gary Gensler does not want to let go. He does not want to let go of this. But he's going to in the end see that this is a losing battle for him, and he's got to make the choice to move on. It's a hard decision because it basically means that everything he's been talking about, his entire stint at the SEC, is nullified. And what does that mean? That means that he himself becomes replaceable because he's been in charge forever and he's done nothing. That's the whole point. It's why we need someone to replace him. And the writing is on the wall for him, and he is going to fight until the last second, but at some point, he's going to have to give up the ghost because he's going to start getting pressure from people outside of him. When he starts feeling that pressure, that's when this is going to be over. The lack of bargaining chips. He's just as he has no bargaining chips left if the judge denies the motion for the appeal. So the Interlocutory Appeal, definitely something to watch, something to pay attention to. We had to find out and see, you know, where Judge Suarez rules on that. Alright, guys. Moving on here to Robinhood. And where do we have charts on there at all? Are we going to do charts at all today, BJ? We have it. It's on there, Ben. Did I go by? Where is it? It's after this. Okay. Okay. Perfect. Yeah. Okay. I got it. Okay. Oh, I see it. There it is. It's on my screen. I missed it. Can $1 .9 billion in expiring options shake the markets? You know, guys, we're getting to a place of decision point for the market. We're getting to a decision point. Bitcoin options expiry days come around again. And, guys, the end of Quarter 3 is going to be the end of September. That's going to be a, like I said, a decision point. Where is Bitcoin going to go? Are we going to continue upwards? And are we going to see things slowly ramp up to the halving? Do we need another bloodbath, another dump? Certainly don't see new lows come into play anywhere. But are we going to see a dump down to 20 before we have our resurrection point? It's all very interesting things to think about here. And if you look at traditionally when we were in the bull market, man, the end of those quarters would be absolutely brutal. They would destroy some of the pumps that we had. Now, we're on the backside. Now, we're in the bear market. Will the options within everyone's bearish attitude, will these actually counteract and go the opposite direction and cause a big pump? I certainly think it's possible. We could see that. Now, what does that mean? Well, the pain point for bulls and bears, the middle ground is $28 ,000. So at some point, it's going to either push up above $28 ,000 or it's got to show that $28 ,000 seems to be unachievable in the moment. Right now, with Bitcoin at $26 ,000, of course, it seems achievable. But are we going to dump down lower and make $28 ,000 kind of out of the picture again? We'd have to go below $25 .2K and hold below that. Here's some of the options. You guys can see here what this looks like right now. We are, you know, heading into the 1st of September. This is the 25th of August here on the left side. That, of course, is, yeah, the 25th of August. That's Friday. That's today. That's actually today. Today is, no, no, sorry, today's Thursday, right? No, it's Friday. It's Thursday. It's Friday. It is Friday. I forgot what day it is. We didn't do the show yesterday, so it got really turned off. It is Friday. Today's the day they expire. So, guys, we'll be watching for some interesting action. You know, see, you know, if Bitcoin is going to pumper down based on all this. Right now, it's holding strong. The overall market cap around $1 .1 trillion. So it doesn't seem to have that big of an effect so far. Okay, so let's go and move on to the charts.
Fresh update on "two games" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"In Texas heading to Baltimore Saturday to face the Orioles as the Rangers eliminate Tampa 7 to 1 and sweep the two -game series. The Rays won 99 games in the regular now season sent home after two. So, game one Saturday Camden Yards set for 1 p .m. first pitch. Rangers heading to Baltimore. The Twins now lead the Blue Jays 2 -0. That's in the bottom of the fourth. Twins win and move they will on as well. Still to come tonight, Diamondbacks in Milwaukee to face the Brewers. Arizona took last night's game. Marlins -Phillies an L East matchup tonight at 8 o 'clock. Phillies up 1 -0. Commander's Bears tomorrow. Ron Rivera sees a Bears team that is winless but rallying around each other. Back to my Chicago days as a player one of the things that Mike Dick used always to talk about was just rallying together circling the wagons pulling in and taking care of each other you know that that was really the thing that you know we try to do and we try to you know I try to emphasize to the player let's focus on what's important not what's interesting you know what what we do on the field is important you know for football and off the field that's interesting. Let's see what happens tomorrow night John Dotts and Curtis Samuel we're available and will be active tomorrow. Eight o 'clock kickoff from FedEx place is sold out. Washington has won their last three Thursday night games. George Wallace, WTOP Sports. Thank you George and coming up on WTOP President Biden is weighing in on the house's ouster of speaker Kevin McCarthy. It's 556. And here's your prescription. Thanks doctor. I know just the pharmacy to get filled. this Who are you and why are you in my doctor's office? I'm a PBM. It's a PBM. A pharmacy benefit
"two games" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"The O's are two games ahead of Tampa Bay for first place in the American League East. After about two weeks of training camp, the Seahawks get a real game of sorts tonight as they host the Minnesota Vikings in preseason game one. number Don't expect to see a lot of veterans to play tonight. Defensive end Draymond Jones says when he was with Denver last season, he didn't play in any of the Broncos preseason games. It's pros and cons when you do anything in preseason, whether you play, whether you don't play, you know, preseason. If you play risking injury, you don't play your not being ready. Kickoff is seven o 'clock at Lumen Field. A free agent running back ends his latest without visit a deal. Kareem Hunt met with the Colts Wednesday, but the sides failed to come to terms on a contract. The news comes one day after Hunt left a visit with the Saints without an agreement. Washington State University AD Pat the Shunn Pac says -12 mismanaged itself. Chen won't speculate on what will happen next, only that discussions continue about what's next for the Cougars. Also tonight, the storm will try to return to the win column as they host the Atlanta Dream. It's o a seven 'clock tip -off. Sports at 10 and 40 past the hour, Eric Heintz, Northwest News Radio. Northwest News Time 12 11. I'm Jeff Pojola. You're in the middle of 20 minutes of non -stop news. Now to an ABC News exclusive. We're hearing audio from the body -worn cameras worn by Las Vegas Police SWAT team members as they carried out a search warrant last month and the rekindled investigation into the 1996 murder of rapper Tupac Shakur. ABC's Alex Stone has more. It was a night dark in July when the Las Vegas SWAT team moved in, raiding the home of Dwayne Keith Davis, known as Kifidi. He has claimed he is one of only two people alive who witnessed a drive -by murder of Tupac Shakur, being the other Suge Knight, who's in prison for a deadly hit and run. For the first time from body -worn cameras, you're now hearing police move in and pull out Davis, who was angry about the raid. Police seized computers, photos, and other evidence a grand jury will help decide if charges will be filed in the murder. Alex Stone, ABC News. Local police and federal law enforcement agencies are studying security video for clues about yesterday's pre -dawn burglary at a Houston area gun shop. ABC's Jim Ryan says thieves the were in and out within minutes. Grainy surveillance video shows three people dressed in white with their faces covered, breaking into Top Gun Pond in Spring, Texas, and heading straight for the gun case. That's a huge concern. Former Secret Service Agent Tom Bolsh runs a gun range near the burglarized pond shop. These guns may or may be out of the state. Twenty guns -seven altogether that might soon be on the streets. They go to the markets that they sell best out Dealers in the area have been put on alert to be watching for those 27 stolen weapons. Jim Ryan, ABC News, Dallas. Well, apparently, it's an escape worthy of a TV drama. ABC's Aaron Kotersky reports that a prisoner tied a string of linens and repelled out of a New York City hospital. Yen Chun Chen was supposed to be taking a shower at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. Instead, police said he escaped out a window tying together towels and other linens and then scaling down the side Building of the to the second floor. He landed on an air conditioning unit, used a ladder to climb down to the street and hailed a cab southbound hospital on on Second Avenue. Chen had been arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance and correction officers took him to the hospital for of some kind heart trouble. Police are now looking for the 44 -year -old six foot three inch 250 pound man with tattoos on his left arm. Aaron Kuturski, ABC News, New York. Northwest News Time 12. Let's get a check of the roads every 10 minutes on the fours of the High Performance Homes Traffic Center and Kimmy Klein is I -5 getting any better. Well it's still very busy actually because we have this emergency road work happening on North and I -5 on the Ship Canal Bridge. It's emergency bridge taking repair up two right lanes so yeah it's a steady backup from Michigan Street into and through the Convention Center. Express lanes save you a little bit of time but not a whole lot but South and I -5 is also struggling into the city starting around Gate North all the way towards the Ship Canal as well. It's another day of maintenance on the Ballard Bridge too. It's taking up your northbound right lane. seeing We're some delays on the east side most unusually actually on northbound 405 from Factorio towards Southeast 8th where an accident's on the shoulder. Southbound 405 is rolling slow from I -90 off and on through Newcastle. It's gonna Highway be busy 18 today on as eastbound you travel over Tiger Mountain towards I -90. Even getting into and through Renton on northbound 167 merging onto Northbound 405 towards Talbot is just a little hung up and we're definitely slow and fife on Southbound I -5 as you head away from Enchanted Parkway now right around the fife curve approaching Enchanted Parkway and a little slow in Olympia. Southbound I -5 from Pacific Avenue towards Highway 101. This report is sponsored by Beacon Plumbing. Time to add AC or fix your existing AC. Beacon Plumbing does does air conditioning too. Stop freaking and call Beacon. 1 -800 -FREAKIN or BeaconPlumbing .net. Your next Northwest traffic at 1224. Forecast sponsored by Northwest Crawl Space Services partly sunny skies highs in the mid 70s today low for clothes lows in near 60 tonight cloudy
A highlight from Part 1: USAs World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and The OC 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons
"Coming up, an unexpected two -part podcast cameo from me. It's next. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where we turned over Sean Fennesey and Amanda Dobbins' big picture feed to Brian Raftery. It's a narrative podcast called, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. You can find it on the big picture starting on Tuesday. And it is an idea I'm really excited about because it came from a class that I did as a senior in college in 1992. Me and my friend Horgs talked a movies professor into doing a special Vietnam War movies class where we watched basically every Vietnam War movie that had been made up to 1992 and then tried to write a big picture term paper about it. And the thing that was really fascinating about that class and something that stuck with me was just that whole concept of Hollywood reinventing the entire Vietnam experience under the premise of, Did We Get to Win This Time? So we got Brian involved and he turned the idea into an awesome, awesome podcast. I even went and dug up the term paper that I wrote 31 years ago. I thought it was gonna be horrendous. It wasn't bad. I was kind of proud of myself, retroactively 31 years later. Anyway, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. It is gonna be in the big picture podcast starting on Tuesday. So that's one piece of business. Second, new rewatchables on Monday night. It is the 300th movie that we've done. It's a special one. We're doing National Lampoon's Vacation. It was time. Meet Chris Ryan, Van Lathan. Yeah, and Van was pushing for it because we wanted to do Christmas Vacation during the holidays and you can't do Christmas Vacation. If we do National Lampoon's Vacation, super fun. Can't wait for you to listen to it. And we'll be running the video at some point on the YouTube channel, youtube .com slash Bill Simmons, where we put up a whole bunch of rewatchables podcasts in case you missed it. Boogie Nights is up there now. Goodfellas, Independence Day, just a slew of them. So if you're bored and you wanna throw on some rewatchables and watch us make fun of each other, there you go. Last but not least, I don't wanna say this is the most important, but it's certainly the thing I spent the most time on. Our documentary that we did about the G League with Religion of Sports and Ringer Films, we combined, and it is premiering on Tuesday, August 8th. It is called Destination NBA, A G League Odyssey. It's really good. We immersed ourselves into the G League season. We followed Scoot Henderson, Gabe York, Ryan Terrell, Mason Jones, and Denzel Valentine. And the big question was, what is this world like? What's it like to be in the G League? And I am really proud of where we landed with it. And we even have, much later in this podcast, Gabe York is gonna come on. He's one of the five that we followed, and he's gonna tell us what it's like as you're holding on to your dream in your late 20s. We try not to spoil the doc too much with Gabe, but I really liked him. He's probably the guy that jumps out of the doc in the most sympathetic way. So look forward for you to watch it. It is prime video, Tuesday, August 8th, Destination NBA. A G League Odyssey. You love basketball, just watch it, it's good. So there you go. This is gonna be part one of a two -part podcast. Gabe is coming up later. My daughter Zoe Simmons is coming up later because we did a whole bunch of OC stuff on the Prestige TV podcast. I was even on two of the episodes. But I ended up watching season one of the OC. And my daughter was watching with us and loved the show. And she was born a year and a half after it premiered. So me and her broke down season one from the perspective of what is it like when somebody 18 watches the OC, a show that is now two decades old. The anniversary was actually August 6th. And what she liked, what she didn't like, what people aren't doing anymore for her kind of audience. And we just dove into it. So that is much later. First, coming out of the gate, I'm gonna open a six -pack because we have a lot to discuss over the past three weeks, all the stuff I missed. So that's gonna be part one. And then part two, which is gonna go up later on Sunday night, me and Rossello doing this evergreen idea that we've always wanted to do. And this seemed like the perfect time because nothing's happening in basketball. So that's gonna be part two later tonight. Part one coming up. First, our friends from ProJax. What's up? All right, I'm taping this. It is Sunday afternoon Pacific time. And I'm gonna open a six -pack. There's a bunch of stories in sports and culture that happened over the last three weeks. I was just writing stuff down, things that would have been fun for podcast segments. I was just like, man, I wish I could have given my thoughts on that. Just gonna rip through them. So I have six and then maybe a couple bonus ones at the end. The first one, the biggest one, was the US women's soccer team, which lost today in penalty kicks to Sweden, scored zero goals in the last two games, scored one goal in the last three games, and that was off a corner kick. You could feel from the beginning that something was off with this team. It was all the ways. You knew in a checklist of what are the red flags? There were just red flags galore. And the only person who was really calling it out in time over and over again was Carli Lloyd, who was doing the Fox studio show. And she was the one person in the horror movie who knows the house is haunted. And everyone's like, shut up. You're not being patriotic. You just wish you were still on the team. She was right. She was right from the get -go. This team, you could see it before the Vietnam game when it was like, look at the new Nike suits. Look at these new suits. And they're all like styling as they head into the locker room. And they're running commercials. And every player has a commercial. There's players who've never done anything of that commercials. And the vibe was just off. They only beat Vietnam three -nothing in a bracket where goal differential was gonna be super -duper important. And that was a huge red flag. And we did the usual thing that we've been doing since 2019, 2015 of, oh, well, they almost scored a bunch of times. Oh, well, if that had gone in or some bad luck. There was just an arrogance to this team. Like they were carrying themselves like the defending champs, the same way like the Denver Nuggets would go into next NBA season. Like we're the champs. I was like, yeah, you are the champs because the season just happened. The World Cup happened four years ago. Everyone's four years older or wasn't on the team. And you could see they wanted to build the team instead of around the identity of, here are these new up and coming awesome stars that are gonna be in your life. They were really latching on to Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Alex Morgan's 34, Megan Rapinoe's 37. I think one of the differences between the discourse with women's sports and men's sports is that in men's sports, we grasp for angles. And if somebody is disappointing in some way, we really go nuts. Like think of how James Harden's been treated over the last 12 years. So he's one of the 35 best players ever and has taken just an incredible amount of shit. Oh my God, the playoffs, look at his game log. Oh, he choked again. Alex Morgan, who scored twice in her first two games in the World Cup in 2011, she scored once in 2015 in seven games. She scored six times in 2019, five against Thailand in a game that was 13 to nothing, one in the other six, and then scored nothing in the four games this time around. If you take away that Thailand game, she has scored two goals in the last 17 World Cup games. This is the striker. This is the one who's supposed to be the most dangerous player in the field, who's supposed to produce goals. And she hasn't produced goals since the mid 2010s on the national level. And yet it's Alex Morgan. She was supposed to be the next one. We got to keep propping her up and pretending she's a superstar. She's not a superstar. She's really honestly never been a superstar. She certainly hasn't been as impactful as somebody like Abby Wambach was. So you have the team built around her. She's got to play. They play her the entire game, game two, the entire game, game three. She plays like 95 minutes in this game today, and they don't score goals. And the announcers just won't talk about it. It's like being on an AYSO team that your kid's on, and the coach is playing somebody at striker, and everyone's like, why don't they play Sally at striker instead of the coach's daughter? It's like, oh, you know, the coach's daughter. She's got to play there. So you have that, and then you have Rapinoe, who's 37 years old, who's just, unfortunately, great career, legendary, true legend, huge big time player. And when you hit your late 30s in soccer, it's a wrap. She looked like Yudana Rapinoe, not big Rapinoe, and comes out for the last 25 minutes of this game and can't do anything, and then misses the penalty kick. That's the thing. If you're beholden to past performance, you can't expect to succeed in the moment. And I did feel like, what were this team's strengths? Speed. They had Sophia Smith, who really was bad the last three games on the left wing. Like, she just, she couldn't even connect passes. Trinity Rodman, who's a beast. Lynn Williams, who's super fast and athletic and had some really nice moments the last two games. And then Alyssa Thompson, who's the prodigy, who's the, you know, potential tiger or LeBron of this team. 18 years old, best high school player I've ever had. They won't even throw her out there. But this was not a team that could connect passes. They weren't, like, especially creative. The coaching was just bizarre, and we'll never see that guy again. But it was like, the one thing they did have was speed, especially the forwards, and they just threw that away. And Alex, you know, couldn't do anything. So now they're out. It's the most disappointing finish of the last 25 years for the women's team. And it reminds me in a lot of ways that 2004 Olympic basketball team that we had, the USA team. And I tweeted this, I think after the second game, because that was a team that was between eras, like this one was, where all the best players on that 2014, the ones in their primes, weren't that good, except for Duncan. And Duncan was completely banged up. He'd played so many NBA games the last couple of years. I think his knee was hurt. But, you know, it was Iverson and Marbury. The talent, it just was a between eras. And you had guys on the bench, like LeBron and Carmelo and Wade, who were four years away. Kobe wasn't on the team. And it just felt generationally, like we caught that team in the wrong time. The style was wrong. And we learned all these lessons and we moved on. 2008, we win. There's a documentary about it. But this team felt like it was between eras. The Alex Morgan, Rapinoe era, which was basically done. And then you have this era coming up with Rodman and Sophia Smith and Alyssa. And, you know, it's just four years from now, we'll probably be fine. But they need to re -imagine this. And I think if you're gonna learn any lesson from this, it doesn't matter what happened four years ago. It's the World Cup. It matters what's happening now. So that's one thing. Second thing. So Jaylen Brown gets this huge contract, $304 million. Some people seem surprised that it was that much money. Chris Ryan even took a shot at it when we did our library watchables. Hurt my feelings a tiny bit. Mainly because I didn't really have a comeback. Rosella did something on his podcast about how this actually makes sense. This amount of money, when you think of how the salary cap has climbed just since 2015, and it's gonna keep climbing. And there's this world you can go into where you think about just how much everything is gonna cost in the NBA four or five years from now, that Jaylen Brown at $70 million isn't actually gonna be that intimidating. The same way we feel about Tobias Harris for $40 million now, or Klay Thompson, $40 million now. Yeah, you don't really wanna pay $40 million for Klay Thompson, but you can survive it. And I think that's gonna be where the Celtics land with Jaylen. Here's why they had to do it. They're the favorites on FanDuel right now. They're plus 470. The thing that made them the most special and has made them the most special for the last five, six years is the Jaylen Brown -Jason Tatum combo. They've been incredibly successful. The team itself has made five conference finals in the last seven years. They came super close to making the finals last year. I have now gone into the what if zone with that Celtics team where what if Tatum doesn't hurt his ankle on the first play? Do we beat Miami? They were close is the point. And when you're that close, you can't fuck around. This is not Bradley Beal resigning with Washington for 50 million a year when everybody knows you can't get past the eight seed with Bradley Beal. This is different. You're trying to win a title. You're trying to keep all your optionality open. The thing that's a little scary about it, nobody seems to totally know if he wants to be in Boston. This is something we've discussed on this pod. It's been floating out there. The fact that he wasn't happy about landing in the Kevin Durant trade rumors a couple years ago. And just in general, where the league is now, where as Woj called it, the transfer portal, where people get their contract first and then they decide what they want to do. And I think for the Celtics, they know they bought themselves a year with Jalen and they are still one of the favorites to win the title. And a lot of it's going to depend on health and Porzingis. You could also, I don't want to make the case, but you might be able to make the case that Brown had a fucked up hand last year. Cause he did. Cause he sliced his hand open. It was bleeding even during the Philly series. And maybe that was why his ball handling went sideways. Listen, you got to do the contract. It just breaks your brain. I remember a million years ago, Sports Illustrated and Inside Sports say every year they would have like a salary issue. And they would talk about these guys are making $1 million a year. And it seemed like so much money. And now where we're heading with the money, plus the NBA is the meteorites deal. The moment any of these guys becomes unhappy, what do you do? Because you're paying Jalen, let's say you're paying him 55 million a year. Plus he is the trade kicker, which the team has to pay. Right? So if he decides after a year, you know what? I'm tired of being the scapegoat. Everybody loves Jason. I'm like the middle brother of this team. I want my own team. I want to go to Houston or Atlanta. You got to trade me. What are the Celtics going to do? On top of who would want out, you don't have a lot of options and you turn into what the situation Portland's in with Deem. And then on top of it, it's so much money. It's impossible to get any sort of a fair trade for the guy. So they had to do it. And optionality the that comes out of it is frightening. I remember in the early 2000s, when the first time the contracts kind of went nuts and you would see that people get signing like six -year, $100 million deals, seven -year, $110 million deals. And the Celtics really, really stupidly traded for Vin Baker. One of the worst trades of the last 30 years for Boston Sports. A trade so bad, you knew it instantaneously. And I wrote a piece that you can probably find somewhere in the ESPN archives about it, where I compared it to the end of Thelma Louise when Harvey Keitel is running toward the cliff trying to stop the car from going off the cliff. That's how I thought about the Vin Baker trade when it happened. Then it happens and you just had this salary albatross. It's a salary cap league. And you're like, wow, we just threw away 20 % of our salary cap on this trade. There's going to be a couple of those that are just franchise killers. And whether that leads to them bringing back the amnesty clause, who knows? I wish, I've made this, I've had this idea before. I wish that they had a rule in there that if you drafted a guy, every year that he stays in the team, you get rewarded in some way from a salary cap luxury tax type thing, right? So Jaylen was 2016 draft, this would be his eighth year. Maybe like after the seventh year, because that's usually like the third contract. The guy stays in the team, maybe each year after that, he doesn't count for 2 % of the luxury tax, up to like 30%, something like that. The point is the Warriors should be rewarded for keeping Draymond and Klay and Curry from a tax standpoint, that they were that smart to draft those guys, keep those guys together. They should be incentivized, the players, to want to stay with them because there's some luxury tax stuff that the team gets. And the team should want to be incentivized to take care of those guys because it's also beneficial to them. I just wish they figured out some version of that rule. Anyway, Jaylen was always signing for $304 million. Talk to me in a year, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Next thing, I missed the running back pity party. This was crazy. The running backs all got together and they were really upset about how much money they made. And I don't know what to tell you. There's too many running backs and not enough running back spots. And I don't know if you're trying to build a responsible salary cap team in a collectively bargained era, why would you spend $30 million over two years on a running back unless the running back was awesome? Nobody even wants to spend more than $11 million on running back. So I knew that this was crazy when Damien Harris, who was on the Patriots, who I thought was really good. He's maybe not an elite running back, but a good running back, right? Somebody that if he had been on the Chiefs, he easily could have started for the Chiefs. And he signed with the Bills for like one year, 2 million. And when that happened, combined with Pacheco on the Chiefs' seventh round pick, they won the Super Bowl with him. It's just, this position's devalued. I work on this player, I've been actually working on it the last couple of weeks where I try to rank the players for blue chippers, red chippers, pink chippers, honorable mention, and have this whole point system. And so quarterbacks, Mahomes, who's the alpha of that position, he's worth 10 points. And you could even see this in the point spread. If Mahomes gets hurt, the Chiefs are 10 points, nine points, whatever, less than what they would be as a favorite. They'd switch to an underdog. And you go on down the line. Jalen Hurts, I had him as an eight. I had Joe Burrow as a nine. And you go on, you keep going down, and it's like, Geno Smith's probably a two. But then you look at some of the other positions and you have to value them the same way the salary cap values them and teams value them. Guards, they aren't worth that much. Running backs, sorry, they're not worth that much. My top running back was three points because ultimately running backs don't really matter that much. In the last like five, six years, I would say Derrick Henry was the only running back that you could definitively say, this guy almost won the Super Bowl. Like he was that good. Other than that, you know, it's plug and play, quarterbacks, it's receivers. It's much harder to find the number one receiver. Every team needs one. It's much more tangible if you don't have the number one receiver. And it's much easier to just kind of scrap together the running back position. And yet people went nuts about this. We ironically had this in the NBA with centers. You know, Vucevic, who's a really good offensive player, he signed for 60 million for three years, 20 million a year. And Jaylen Brown's going to make $52 million a year. Is Jaylen Brown two and a half times better than Vucevic? No, it's just, he plays a way more important position. You can only play one center at a time. You can patch together the center position. You could have like Isaiah Hartenstein for $8 million. You could, you know, get Robert Williams for 16. You don't need to spend what Phoenix did on Eaton where they're paying $8 and $30 million a year at center. And you don't really need to do that. You kind of feel obligated if you don't want to lose the asset. But I think the NBA is going to go this way eventually where unless it is Jokic or Embiid, the center or Bam Adebayo, it's a bonus. You could argue that was already an overpay. They gave him a huge extension. The Lakers just gave Anthony Davis $60 million a year as an extension. I would argue that's a little frightening. I feel like you could patch together the center position. What really matters in basketball is having the creator. And this was the argument five years ago with Luka versus Eaton for the number one pick. And I made this argument. It was like, go look at who wins the NBA title every year. It's always the people who have the creator. There's somebody who's on the perimeter of the ball in their hands. Even Jokic, who wins the title this year, he was a creator. He's not a typical center, right? He's basically their point guard on offense who could post up. So this happened in the NBA. Nobody went nuts. And this is happening in football. And is this where football is. If you want to make the most amount of money playing in the NFL, I don't know why you would be a running back. I would be a cornerback. I would be a wide receiver. I'd be an edge rusher. But if you're a running back, you know your shelf life's probably like five, six years. You know the money is not totally gonna be there. Now they're in this, like you have people like JK Dobbins, like, I might hold out. It's like, really? You didn't barely even play in the field. Barkley said he was gonna hold out. And then, you know, probably looked at it. And the money for Barkley is like 10, 11 million. That's unfortunately the market. So you can't fix this. They collectively bargained it. And until we get to the next CBA, I don't know how you fix it. I thought it was really weird. It felt like people had nothing to talk about. And it was like, ah, let's feel bad for running backs. All right, let's take a break. And then I'm gonna finish the rest of the six pack. All right, picking up on the six pack. We're gonna talk a little more football. I talked about the running back pity party. This is a different kind of party. The Jets optimism, which has just been stunning to me over the course of July. I have Jets fans in my life. These are people that usually have no hope and are very reminiscent of the pre -2004 Red Sox fans, just assuming the worst at all times. Why does God hate us? All that stuff. And now they have this crazy optimism based on the fact that they brought in Aaron Rodgers, who I did not think was very good last year, just throwing that out there. I wouldn't say he was bad, but for Rodgers, he was bad. I mean, we thought Rodgers was, he was the reigning MVP and we thought he was still one of the five or six most impactful players in the league. And I don't wanna read stats to you for the next six minutes, but deep balls, he was bad. Turnovers, he was bad. Leadership, he was bad. And the case for Rodgers coming back would be, well, he's gonna be rejuvenated. The Jets, New York City. This is his team. He got away from Green Bay. He's got Hackett back. I get it, but he's also at an age where we've really only seen Tom Brady succeed at a high, high level at the age that Rodgers is at. I was trying to figure it out. I have my QB ratings and I had, you know, the top tier is Mahomes and Burrow and Allen and Herbert and Hertz. Those have to be the top five. Then it drops off and it's Lamar Jackson and Lawrence. And then Rodgers, probably a hair underneath him with a chance to play himself up with those guys. But from what we saw last year, I'm not ready to put him there. So he's the 10th best quarterback in the league, probably. 10th or ninth best quarterback in the league, probably. Well, they have no offensive line. And I don't understand why people keep glossing over this where it's like, hey, Rodgers and Garrett Wilson, he's one of the best receivers in the league and Breece Hall's going to come back and the defense is really good. And it's like, yeah, the offensive line is terrible. Beckton and Dwayne Brown, sure tackles again. And then you have Robert Salah as the coach, who I cannot say I thought that Jets were crisply coached last year. Whatever he was doing with Zach Wilson was insane. No idea if that guy's even a decent coach. So I'm already worried about your offensive line, the age of your quarterback, and the competency of your coach. And that's before we get into the hard knocks curse, because for some reason they're doing hard knocks, the incredible Super Bowl hype already. And then we have the schedule, which is the AFC East has just got screwed by the schedules this year. The Jets, just for quarterbacks in 17 games, they got to play Josh Allen twice, they got to play Mahomes, Herbert, Hertz, Dak Prescott, and Deshaun Watson. And then they also have to play Miami twice. We'll see what we get out of two this year. And then a really good Pats defense. And then Denver, who knows, they might be rejuvenated. So Danny Dimes, they have to play him. It is a brutal schedule, so you have that. And then on top of everything else, you're the Jets. I was there with the Red Sox before 2004, and this is probably just as bad, where you just think the worst possible things can happen is all the time. You're not allowed to have optimism when you're Jets fans. You can be cautiously optimistic. There was an entire Curb Your Enthusiasm episode once, season 10, episode seven, about being a Jets fan. And it was called, I think, the ugly section. Nick Kroll was the maitre d'. And part of the episode was about, he would put these people in different sections of the restaurant, depending on how attractive they were. But there was this other plot, Larry's buddy who loved the Jets, kills himself. And Larry becomes convinced it was because of the Jets, that the Jets killed his friend. This was only a couple of years ago. So now they get Aaron Rodgers, and everything's good. And they're gonna win the Super Bowl. I don't see it, guys. I don't wanna step on my football stuff too much, but I'd be shocked. And Lombardi points out the defense that everybody's ready to compare to the 85 Bears. Lombardi said they had two turnovers over the last eight games last season. So that means something too. I am dubious, to say the least. If you're gonna tell me a tortured franchise actually turns it around this year, I want a tortured franchise that doesn't have expectations. Because the Lions are another one. Everybody's ready to put them in the Super Bowl or close. And the only case for them is just pretty explosive offense. They couldn't stop anybody last year. And the NFC is terrible. But that's another one where is that a fan base that should be super excited and have a ton of hype? The one that's kind of lurking that fits in this group is the Browns. Because the Browns are actually super talented. They're in a winnable division. Burroughs already hurt. And I think they're four to one to win the AFC North on FanDuel, something like that. Their over -under is, I think it climbed up.
A highlight from TBGP #403 Baldurs Gate 3 Deep Dive, Starfield Future Thoughts, Telltales Future and Industry News
"What's up everybody? This is Karrick with ACG and I'm here with Johnny. Yes, just Johnny for the podcast, the best gaming podcast. I think we're at 403. We're going to talk about Baldur's Gate. We're going to talk about compact podcast today. Yeah, and I told Silver I didn't know when this was going to start because I ended up having a meeting scheduled in the last couple days and sort of spaced until this morning. So I was just like, oh damn, I got to I got to do this. I got to do this meeting. So I didn't know what everybody's gaming schedule was. And I'm always a little nervous to like, I always feel like I'm putting people out even though I know you guys like coming on and I like doing it, but it's like, it's just like it might be five minutes late. Should we just not do it? It's such a weird thought process. Thank you everybody for showing up fighting dog $2. Super chat. Imagine Larry and getting a hold of Star Wars or Kotor. Yeah, yeah, we'll talk about that because we've both been playing a bunch of Baldur's Gate or Baldur's Gate as somebody called it. We've been playing some tell tales which we beat. We're doing some remnant Rem and Nant to Rem Nant as I used to call it remnant to. We're gonna talk about Starfield's future. I want to say thanks to everybody who showed up in the last couple of days. Got 60 ,000 new subscribers. Absolutely appreciate it. Channels been booming and one of the major booms I was telling people the discord was the podcast. An old podcast caught on because it was Starfield discussion and it got like 40 ,000 subscribers from a podcast. I was like, what is going on? People, people loving their Starfield man. Our fields like the future now that Baldur's Gate's out, right? People just move on. I'm just joking. They're just done. 50 500 ,000 people were playing that concurrently. Baldur's Gate. Did you see that? Whoa, that's insane. Second only in history Hogwarts in total players playing it. That is that's that's it. Baldur's Gate and Hogwarts. Those the one the one two punch of, of top steam charts. Congrats on one million subs. Thanks. In recent years. Ever, bro. Ever. Yeah, in in two days. Well, in one day, two days, you could say technically, right? I think of total playtime two or three. When did that come out for you guys? Friday? Baldur's or yeah, Baldur's Gate. Yeah. When did that come out? Baldur's came out yesterday. Okay, so dude, in two days, 500 ,000 people playing that game. And by the way, it deserves a million. Just saying it. Let's say it's been smashed. Somebody says, be sure to smash that thumbs up. Thank you very much. What's up, Ginger Prime? Make sure to check out his podcast and his does a bunch of stuff and his videos and his freak outs about Final Fantasy coming to the Xbox. I saw that just a couple days ago. I didn't realize he had tweeted me about it because I turned off Twitter DMS for a little while or alerts because I was reviewing Baldur's Gate. I was like, get away from me. Nobody talk to me. I wonder if he has a video on the new expansion for Final Fantasy. Did you see they announced the new expansion for next year? If it's something Final Fantasy, Ginger Prime's got a video on. Yeah, he's got it. Trust me. And probably prior to even I mean, I'm not I'm just guessing because I've never talked to him about it. But prior to most people knowing, he probably knows because he is like the Final Fantasy freak on the Internet, the freak. What's up, everybody? Remnant two game of the year? Question mark could be final Friday so I can play BG three all weekend. Should I buy Sekiro or Dark Souls two? Good question. The cure of Dark Souls two. We'll get some of these questions out of the way. We are a weird question. They're very different games. Come on, Silver, put your foot down. Put your foot down. Don't come on. I need your answer. Johnny, come on, put your foot down. If you like if you like deflecting gold secure. If you hate deflecting, don't buy secure. But also maybe don't buy Dark Souls two. There are other better games. It's not a bad game. Maybe. You know, there are other options out there. You guys know me, I'll put my foot down. And I'm gonna put my foot down right now for sure. Sekiro. Try Sekiro first. And the reason why is because if you can play security, you can play Dark Souls. But if you play Dark Souls and you jump into Sekiro, they do play distinctly differently. And Sekiro requires more when it comes to the back and forth of it. So I would say try Sekiro first. If you can dive into it, you could also do Dark Souls first as some kind of primer for Sekiro. But man, I know a lot of people that did not work for where they were like, they're not. Yeah, they by the way, someone said that was a deflecting answer. Yeah, it was. It was. But that's all right. We've got one silver style answer. Each podcast is how we'll end up doing it. So on that topic, though, do you remember when Neo came out? That was the experience I got. I was like I was used to Dark Souls and those slower games or like methodical reactive gameplay. You go into Neo, man, and you just you get smoked. I remember DMing was like, dude, what's up? I can not beat this guy. And it was one hundred and fifty seven fights. And my wife was so mad. She was like, turn the music off. I'm so tired of hearing this guy announce himself. And I was like, it's time we're going. I wasn't even mad. I was like, it was a good fight. But boy, was I getting smoked. I was just I was just not doing it right. Let's see. Let's move it. Skip straight to Elden Ring. It's everything for. Oh, no, I wouldn't say skip. Personally, I wouldn't say skip to Elden Ring because Dark Souls and Sekiro have a base construction that is easier. Appreciated. Not easier. Appreciated. I don't want to say that, but I think in reverse it would. You wouldn't appreciate Dark Souls and Sekiro as much if you did Elden Ring. That's me. In a way, like this three is kind of pretty easy to parse. Agreed. Yeah. Compared because Elden Ring, even though they have a lot of accessibility stuff, it's a bit overwhelming. Like, whoa, OK, there's so much going on. Takes you a while to. Yeah. Hey, what's up, ACG? Love your stuff. Thank you very much. Died one hundred and thirty times. The first Neo2 boss. How so? Hey, how what's going on, man? How's been around forever? Sorry. Yeah, dude, that's that's what I'm talking about. That's exactly who I'm talking about. And I was doing the review and you couldn't hire souls. I was unconnected from the Internet. So it's just by myself. You're on your own, man. Yeah. It's just like the guy with the bones, right? Yeah. And I remember telling I remember telling you guys also on another game remnant to where I was like, this is the hardest when because they hadn't balanced it right there in the first reviewer patch. And I was getting my I was just getting smoked. And I was like, oh, are my skills because you always hear the story. When you get older, your skills go down. That may be true. I'm not saying I'm in reverse, but I do think that I look at experiences with prior games. You take them in. And so maybe use a little experience instead of a fast reflex for something. So I've actually only got better. So I was this was the first time those two games was where I was questioning myself. I'm like.
"two games" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"At Wimbledon two games to watch out for today American Jessica Pegula goes head -to with -head Ukrainian Lesia Terenka and then tomorrow Christopher Eubanks will be battling it out with Greece's Stefanos We can't wait to watch these matches lama has an ABC News at Wimbledon Your stock charts .com money update on news radio 1000 FM 97 77 if you're trying to rein in your spending these days you have plenty of company 86 % of Americans say inflation has impacted their finances according to the annual Charles Schwab modern wealth survey the number is just about 90 % though among Seattleites nearly 60 % of Seattle residents reported spending more on food and groceries than they did at the beginning of 2022 while has said they are spending more on utilities like electricity water and garbage collection another new survey says millennials are apparently the worst offenders when it comes to lying on social media and in the workplace the new poll found more than one in ten Millennials saying they lie at least once a day compared to a mere 2 % of baby boomers the biggest areas of well fabricating things on job resumes and not surprisingly lying on social media to impress others that's your money now I'm Jim chesco Northwest News Radio this is a Northwest News Radio morning rewind with Brian Calvert and Manda Factor is your tap water safe to drink a study out this week says there's there's a good chance it's not let's go to our Northwest News Line ABC's Jim Ryan is with us once again tell us more it's not necessarily something to sit and worry about but it's something to think about at least if you look at the areas around the country both urban areas and rural areas the EPA says that about half of all the water in the country the tap water is contaminated with so -called forever chemicals these are chemicals that in many cases they stopped producing years ago but which are called forever chemicals and they still find themselves in the environment and a lot of times in our bodies something like 12 ,000 kinds of these chemicals they can cause some health issues in the long -term exposure and in large amounts certainly something to think about how the officials say the best thing to do is to put a water filter on your home supply and one that includes a reverse osmosis system did they break it down by particular areas is it worse in some places others than it is the northeast has it particularly bad because industrialization began there the upper west has problems with this well because these forever chemicals were a byproduct of industrialization so where there are factories where there's runoff from factories you're gonna find these sorts of chemicals the Pacific Northwest is in pretty good shape Washington State has a few sites that are of concern but Idaho Montana and Wyoming Nevada have not I guess that's a little bit of good news for us thanks Jim ABC's Jim Ryan this has been Morning a News Rewind with Brian Calvert and Manda Factor on Northwest News Radio I'm Eric Heintz with another Northwest news extra if you can't make it to Major League Baseball's all -star game Tuesday at T -Mobile Park you still can share in the experience with play ballpark at Lumen Field it's filled with exhibits including the Ruth Babe bat that just sold for 1 .8 million dollars Major League Baseball's Jacqueline Segarra -Coto says it's unique because it's the first time they've done this in a football stadium she says planning started in 2019 in that each city is different we're looking at fans we're looking at families we're looking at kids we're looking at you know people who are older that enjoy the game that play the game that don't play the game it's really about what the fan experience is like the memories that you can create here you want to get a little workout in you can do that as well also she says there are opportunities several for kids to hit home runs or run the bases and meet favorite players we get to make lifetime memories we see those kids faces light up when they get to meet someone that they watch on TV and never thought they would get this play ball park is open from 10 a .m. to 8 p .m. this weekend and 10 a .m. to 6 p .m. Tuesday Monday and I'm Eric Heintz and this has been another Northwest News Extra news radio traffic from the high -performance homes traffic center once again no blockers getting in the way but we are looking at some heavy traffic southbound by through Marysville into Everett it looks like westbound highway 2 is still pretty heavy between index and Sultan a and westbound 90 heavy from plea LM to Snoqualmie pass and a lot of that is just weekend traffic coming back into town your next Northwest traffic reported 334 news radio 1000 FM 77 forecast from the
Bruce Pearl: Intensity on the Court, Calmness off the Court
"Being at the Tennessee game this year. Bruce last question we'll get to the hard stuff I promise. But listen on howdy I've been to the game. It is the environment is so crazy like I can't even describe it. You're not even experiencing anything like that in pro sports. sorry I'm you're not I love the pros but it's just college sports are just different because everybody's here for a reason. Charles Barkley walked in Auburn alum the energy in that place a serious question because I'm 48 I'm getting old and you're running up and down the sidelines like you're living and dying with every shot if they've watched you at an Auburn game. You're not sitting down for a second. How do you calm down without having a heart attack after these games? You're in the mix man. know You the good thing about it is Dan is that's why I'm in practice too and so what what the guys see is they see my level of intensity you know when we're playing when the ball in those 40 minutes when we're between the lines. I walk off the court and calm I can down pretty quickly I'm just like anybody else but look if one step on the floor it's on like it is totally on and we're not taking possessions off and we're not going to rest on defense and that's how I coach and I do that for a division two game or I do that in practice they never
Tkachuk sends Panthers to Stanley Cup final, after topping Hurricanes 4-3 for sweep
"The Panthers are in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1996 following a dramatic finish in a four three win over the hurricanes. Matthew chuck's second power play goal of the night put the cats ahead four three with just 4.9 seconds remaining. It came three 17 after yes per foss tied it for the canes and held up following video review. Could took also had overtime goals in the first two games of what became a sweep. Ryan lomberg and Anthony duclair also scored for Florida and Sergey barsky stopped 36 shots. I'm Dave ferry.
Major league-leading Rays hit 3 more homers, beat Brewers 8-4
"The rays pad their major league leading home run total crushing three homers and an 8 to four win over the brewers yandy Diaz beltz a three run shot while Harold Ramirez and Christian Beth and court contribute solo blast the rays of one the first two games of the three game series. Oh, and Miller and Brian Anderson go deep four Milwaukee, Zach eflin is the winning pitcher he now has a record of 6 and one Eric Lauer suffers the loss he falls to four and 5, the rays MLB best record is now 34 and 13, the brewers have lost three straight. I Mike Reeves
Murray's big fourth quarter propels Nuggets past Lakers 108-103 for 2-0 lead in West finals
"The nuggets lead the Western Conference Finals two games to none after topping the Lakers one O 8 one O three. Jamal Murray dazzled with a game high 37 points, 23 of them in the fourth quarter. Once you see a couple go in, you know, I can get a role in. So I was able to just find a little separation and just rise up over the top and make some shots. The nuggets were down. 11 in the third quarter before taking over in the fourth, hitting 5 consecutive three pointers. Game three is Saturday in Los Angeles. Bruce Morton, Denver
Becky Hammon, Las Vegas Aces coach, denies bullying player over pregnancy
"Las Vegas aces coach Becky hammon denied Wednesday that former aces player D Erika hamby was bullied on her team for being pregnant, saying any ill feelings between the two came from hamby being traded. Hammond, one of the league's marquee figures said at a news conference she did nothing to warrant discipline from the WNBA, which suspended her for two games without pay Tuesday after a months long investigation into hamby's allegations. A former player for the franchise during their days in San Antonio, Hammond guided the aces to their first WNBA title in her inaugural season with the team last year. I'm geffen cool ball.
Oilers beat Knights to square series
"Vegas and Edmonton are tied at two games a piece after the oilers put together a three goal first period in a four one victory over the golden knights. Stuart skinner handled 25 shots and blank the knights until Nicholas wa beat him 5 58 into the third. Just a huge win by the group. So that's the most important thing. So just the way the guys battled tonight was impressive. Nick bugs dad and Evan Bouchard scored 52 seconds apart before Matthias ekholm made it three zero with 6 and a half minutes left in the first. Ryan nugent Hopkins gave the oilers a four gold cushion late in the second, Aiden hill made 29 saves for Vegas. We chose game 5 on Friday. I'm Dave ferry.
Jansen becomes 7th in major league history with 400 saves, Red Sox beat Braves 5-2
"Kenley Janssen became the 7th pitcher in major league history to record 400 saves. He helped the Red Sox split at two game series with the braves 5 two. As much I wanted to be in Fenway, that was my wish, but it can be better that the team that I've grown up watching growing up loving and I did it today here in their stadium. Ramel tapio laced a pinch hit single to make it three two Red Sox in the 7th. Tristan casso's extended the lead to 5 two in the 9th with a two run shot. Jim Hart, Atlanta
Joe Pavelski scores 6th of series, Stars top Kraken 6-3
"The Dallas stars scored four goals in the second period in route to a 6 three win over the Seattle kraken, max domi had two goals and an assist as the stars bounced back from a 7 two loss in game three to even the best of 7 series at two games apiece. I think to a man we all knew that we didn't play our best last game and his team doesn't have two bad games in our own. And we just showed that tonight and that's from top to bottom. We had everyone going. So absolutely massive win. Jaden Schwartz scored both of the kraken goals, the stars Joe pavelski notched his 6th goal of the series. Jim Bernard, Seattle
Marchessault, Eichel lead Vegas to 5-1 win over Oilers
"The golden knights are now up two games to one in their Western Conference semifinal series after a 5 to one win over the oilers in Edmonton, Jonathan marcha show, scored twice for Vegas. That's why we can get a little mojo and after maybe their dear backing up more and we can make plays off the rush and it takes just one of those recipe that's good for our team. Jack, I go added a goal at two assists for the golden knight's biggest goal Tinder Laurent left the game with 8 16 left in the first period after suffering an injury, aided hill stops all 21 shots he sees in relief. I'm Mike Reeves.
Jokic fined $25K by NBA for making contact with Suns owner
"Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić avoided suspension but was fined $25,000 by the league Monday for making him proper contact in the stands with Phoenix Suns owner Matt ishbi. The two time NBA MVP is all set for game 5 on Tuesday night in Denver with the second round series tied at two games apiece. It was nearly the outcome SBO was hoping for in a series where the home team has won every game. On his Twitter account Monday is via praised his team's performance and urged no further disciplinary action for jokic. I'm geffen cool bar.
Kraken ride 2nd period outburst, thump Stars 7-2 in Game 3
"The Seattle kraken wrote a 5 goal second period to a 7 two victory over the Dallas stars. Maddie paneer scored a goal and assisted on another as the kraken scored on their first four shots on goal in that decisive period. Some real momentum get on your toes. The other team was kind of sitting back a little bit. Obviously it's tough. So then you just start popping them in. 7 different players scored for Seattle in the game. Jordan eberle started the onslaught with this third goal of the series which the kraken now lead the stars by two games to one. Jim Bernard, Seattle
"two games" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Not getting swept in the first round, but you got one guy who missed most of the season because of his anti vaccine stance and another guy who for whatever reason bed Simmons wasn't playing. We don't need to go down that path. Eventually he had back surgery, and that's leaving his status in question too. So how much do they think they can rely on either of these guys? And what will Ben Simmons health be next season? On paper, they've got three stars on paper. They should be a contender next season. But that's like the flimsiest on paper version of on paper contender. I think I've ever seen. Because I don't know what those two guys are gonna do, how many games they'll play. Ben Simmons has never played a minute with this team. We don't even really know how he fits with them or what he's willing to do in terms of sacrificing some playmaking and all this. Like, there's a lot of question marks for a team that, again, on paper is a super team, but they were on paper super team when they had Durant Kyrie and harden. They've just keeps going from one volatile mix to the next. And this seemed to be the first moment in this time period where Sean marks basically said, it's time for the franchise to take retake control a little bit here. Like we have to we have to start making the tough decisions and holding these guys accountable because there's a ton of invested in them both financially and competitively. And I'll just say this, I don't think you can go into next season with both of them. You can't go in with both Kyrie and Ben Simmons. Because you can have one volatile, unreliable, unpredictable star. You can't have two. And whether that means trading Ben Simmons, who's under contract and is probably the less alarming player for most of the league. If you can reassure people that his back is fine, Ben Simmons, I think most teams in the league would still give you something valuable for. I know his value has bottomed out on some level because he hasn't played in a year, and he just had back surgery. But Ben Simmons is younger. And he's, he's a unique commodity, 6, ten, 6, 11 guy who can guard every position on the court and handle the ball. And he's still young enough to be able to evolve. But Kyrie at this point, I can not think of a single team in the league that would want to take a chance on Kyrie. But I don't envy the position that Sean Marx is in right now. They are capped out. They're in the tax. They have no flexibility. They can't just afford to let Kyrie walk if he opts out. You can't afford to give him a max deal either. Same thing as with harden. You can not give Kyrie Irving a max extension or a new max deal if he opts out..
"two games" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"In the last two games. It's like, he just aged. Like literally overnight, on his birthday. When he turned 37, that's going to be a cause for concern as you look to next season. This is age 37 season. 37 during the year. But Chris Paul looked old in this series. And look, we're not going to play more audio Patrick Beverly, but Patrick Beverly went on TV on Monday and kicked the crap out of him and said, Chris Paul can't guard anybody. Chris Paul should have been benched in that game. And you have to think maybe he's right. Like, you know, the way that Chris Paul was playing in that game 7, maybe Monty Williams should have gone away from him. Sooner, it might not have been a difference because the Mavericks were buzzsaw in Phoenix just lay down, but you know, the sun's, they've got some issues moving forward. Chris Paul is going to be back and said he's not retiring, but Devin Booker is now going to be a super max player when he signs a new extension. Deandre ayton, I don't know what happens there. I don't know what happened between Deandre ayton and Monty Williams, replayed 17 minutes in game 7, and Monty was looking to talk about it afterwards, said it was internal. The decision to bench Deandre 8. Now, after not agreeing to a contract extension with him last year, are the sun's going to full maxim out is 8 and going to, you know, look for other offer sheets. Is he going to sign the one year qualifying offer? Like that's a situation in flux as well. So the sun's end of the regular season went from team being like, wow, that's, that's a finals contender, a championship contender, a team with a lot of young pieces to now, I don't know what they are. They're a team with a lot of question marks around it. I thought it was really fascinating when money said, quote, it's internal when he was asked about it and only playing 17 minutes in an elimination game. Well, they went back and forth at each other on the sideline there, if you saw. There was something going said between the two. But. It obviously hints at something bigger. Maybe that exchange, maybe things that preceded that exchange, maybe things that have been bubbling below the surface all season for all we know. But that, like when you talk about things that are alarming, we can overreact to the blowout loss. We can overreact to going from 64 wins to not making the Conference Finals. It's the job of the team to step back, take a deep breath at the top levels and say, okay, we still are a team that one 64 games that was in the finals a year ago, and it has a really great core, most of whom are really young and still growing. But you can not dismiss Chris Paul's age as a concern. You can not dismiss what we just saw happen with Deandre ayton and Monty Williams saying it's internal. Like those are real things. Those are for a team whose chemistry and their camaraderie,.
"two games" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Absolutely unstoppable, so much of this is just the Luka Dončić coming out party. And it's not always the case that the team with the best player wins the series, but that was damn well the case in this series, Luca was by far the best player in the series. And no, I did not think the Mavericks roster was as perfectly fitting as well put together as what the suns had. That's why I expected the sun's to ultimately win it. Because I didn't think Luca had enough help. Well, apparently he did. And it certainly raised questions about the suns now. Yeah, let me say a couple of things first before I get to Phoenix. Dallas is really surprised me..
"two games" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"He rebounded a good rate about 8 per game, handed out about 6 assists per game in that series. He was great. And so for Boston, you've got to kind of deploy that same defense that was really good against Durant and it gets Giannis. Albeit butler plays a different position than both those guys, but you've got to deploy that same defense to have success against Miami. Yes, though I would just note and look, this has been the case all season. The heat of all the potential contenders that we talked about over the course of the season, the heat had by far the least potent offense. Regular season, they were tied with the sixers at 11th, 12th in offensive rating. So, you know, what the Celtics had to do against the nets with two incredibly talented and versatile scores in Durant and Kyrie. What they had to do against the bucks granted no Chris Middleton, but Yanis is the biggest wrecking ball offensively in the league potentially right now. So the heat don't have that. The heat hang their hat on defense first. And then Jimmy Butler turns it up to another notch. Jimmy Butler who will put up kind of, you know, good but modest stats modest compared to the Giannis and Durant's and LeBron's of the world. Jimmy Butler will turn it on the playoffs and he has. So it's not that he can't do it. But the heat don't have anyone offensive player who scares you the way that Giannis or Kevin Durant Kyrie Irving did. So the Celtics have been phenomenal defensively. I don't think they even necessarily need to be as good in the Conference Finals as they were the first two rounds. The heat are a different kind of team. The real question is I think to me more, what is Miami going to do to slow down Tatum and Brown and if they do, if they really disrupt their best offensive creators, where do the Celtics go? Is it grant Williams hitting another 7 threes? Is it Marcus smart coming through? Is it the Celtics simply fighting fire with fire and just holding the heat down that much further? And they're going to win 91 to 87 or something. And set the clock back a couple of decades. I don't know. The Celtics have more offensive firepower. That part is clear. I think a big key for Boston is matching the physicality of Miami. Jaylen Brown said something after game 7 where he said and I'm paraphrasing here that he felt like the bucks prepared them for what's coming against Miami. When I talked to people in Boston before the playoffs, the one thing they were wary of with the heat was that Miami was always really physical with them during the regular season and that physicality had an effect. It was good in those matchups. You're probably not gonna get any more physical than what Celtics bucks series was. I mean, that was a wrestling match for most of these games. Body's hitting the floor, left and right. So at the very least, boss is going to be prepared for the physicality of Miami going into that. And if they can match that, they're going to be at a good position to win. There's never been a better time to find out why bet MGM is the king of sports books, download.
"two games" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"And, you know, whether it was Brunson or Dinwiddie, you have to get quality players around guys. This is a superstar league. It's superstar driven. They sell tickets. They do raise your floor, but your role players sometimes determine the ceiling. And you know, I think what the Celtics have done, they kept the court together, they kept Brown and Tatum together. They kept Marcus smart there. They brought back Al Horford and guys like grant Williams developed along the way and you can't project every piece of that. But it speaks volumes of that organization in not only the drafting and talent acquisition, but in player development. That over and over again, you know who the team's the best player development are because you see a grant Williams emerge or you see a Jalen Brunson emerge. And with the Celtics have done is astonishing. It's interesting. This is their fourth Conference Finals in 6 years, Chris. We don't think of this as some like Celtics dominated era because they haven't been to the finals during this stretch. And the roster has changed many times in this 6 year run, especially at point guard, but then the Conference Finals for the last 6 years. In any era, any stretch of time, that's pretty impressive. They've been to 37 of the 75 Eastern Conference Finals in the NBA history. That's a ridiculous number. Now, a lot of those, of course, came in the 50s and 60s and stuff that's where dominant team, but that's still really impressive and shows just how good this Boston team has been over the franchise's history. Email your DOCA continues to really impress me. This team wouldn't be where they are right now without email DOCA. And I was among the more critical people of Brad Stevens decision to step down. Check the tape. I went back, I've said had said over and over again that Boston should have aggressively pursued someone like Sam presti and kept Brad Stevens on the bench. I was wrong on that count. Not only is Brad Stevens turned out to be a pretty terrific executive. I mean, his moves to acquire Derek white to reacquire Daniel tice, that's among the reasons the Celtics are here right now in these Conference Finals, but email DOCA was the right coach for this team..
"two games" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Michael Coming up to 5 ten on Wall Street time for the Bloomberg sports update Good morning John Stan show All right good morning Nathan Kevin Durant of course teamed up with Steph Curry to win two NBA championships and then the summer of 2019 Katie left the warriors sign with the nets the two teams played in Brooklyn curry had a big game Durant did not Golden State one easily one 1799 to improve when NBA best 12 and two all without Klay Thompson who's expected back next month with a big lead curry only played 29 minutes He scored 37 points made 9 threes and impressed his former teammate My master what he does I've been saying that He came into the league you know because crafty player that can pretty much do anything off the ball They can cut to around shoot floaters shoot threes and then have little basketball too and get down to a spot The ranch got only 6 of 19 only the second game this season where he was not the nets leading scorer Nick's home tonight for Orlando last night at the garden the rangers fourth win in a row ten to the season three two over Montreal to just play the Stanley Cup final but there's only one four times this season All these road games could be catching up to the islanders who in Florida trailed four nothing in the first period of the Panthers one 6 to one Seat and all who lost a Michigan in a nail biter 1989 NCAA championship game upset the fourth ranked wolverines in Ann Arbor 67 65 the pirates first win over a top 5 team in 21 years Thor heads west Noah syndergaard leaves the mets for a one year $21 million deal to pitch for the angels Tampa Bay's Kevin cash the first to win AL manager of the year two years in a row the Giants gave Kepler one in the NL John stasher Bloomberg sports Nathan All right John thank you S&P futures down a point down futures down 12 NASDAQ futures up almost 12 points the ten year treasury up one 32nd yield 1.62% You're listening to Bloomberg.
"two games" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"It. Make sure to stick around after the break, which we're about to take. The order with which I said that, am I choking like labor Torres? Maybe we're gonna take a quick break when we come back when it's hot players being broken. Welcome back to the unique sky yard podcast. I do want to talk bullpen usage a little bit too. Because, you know, it all goes hand in hand, the Iggy have obviously broken Jonathan Lewis again a different way. He's not someone who's had a durable shoulder throughout his major league career. For me, it's the one thing that's gonna hold him back in his quest to be the next Mariano Rivera in the next closer of the New York Yankees. He was overused this year by any metric through 66 innings way quicker than he should have came down with a shoulder issue, has not picked up a baseball yet. It's September 15th. I don't know if we're going to see him for the rest of the year, which is devastating because this bullpen is a disaster without him. So in an effort to fill his spot, Luis severino is apparently ahead of him in the pecking order now in the rehab process. Domingo Hermann was great on Tuesday at triple-A. He could be back by the end of the week reportedly and not a moment too soon because Garrett Cole, the first game of this oriole series was supposed to be the blowout. They got everybody off their feet. And it was a 7 two win. And it wasn't that close. There were moments when the tide could have turned and took a couple great pitch performances to stop them from turning. The aforementioned moment when glaber botched the double play and then bought stuff up to her shell and it was terrible. Glay returned a better double play up the middle on a three two rocket, the very next batter. One ball away from Michael kingdom from bases loaded no outs in a 5 one game. That's different. That's very different than what we saw. We saw a much different ending collab. We did. But 5 one became 6 one became 7 one became 7 one with one out, nobody on and two strikes in the 9th salamander gave up a single walk and a riby single line off his hand. So a role as Chapman had to come into this game to relieve salamano to face Cedric Mullins and Ryan mount castle with first and second one out in a 7 two game in the 9th..
"two games" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Still have a two game lead for one of the playoff spots in a wild card in the American League Red Sox and raise Go again tonight. It's 8 33. And I hate to tell you the traffic stinks on the roadways this morning. You know what? Let me let Lori Grandi tell you that it's the Subaru Retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes. Yes, I love being the bearer of bad news Opposite alright, Things continue to be very slow compared to the city of a 93 step on. Basically, it's jam from spot pond all the way in towards the lower deck, the second bridge and getting into the O'Neill tunnel. The problem is we had a crash inside the tube there. Three lanes are blocked off by government center. The good news is Is that they have cleared that crash now, and I'm looking at the second bridge, and it's moving better getting into the tunnel there. So that's a great that's some good news for us there. Lever connector, just heavy coming around the garden curve onto Storrow Drive. All the traffic was caught up behind it on 93 there and couldn't get down it to back it up. Tobin Bridge is hardly moving still from Route 16 and Chelsea into the city. Ted Williams Tunnel Kind of heavy inside the tube there, but basically all the arrest of the airport tunnels. The rest of those two senators Callahan are looking okay for us eastbound Mass. Pike. Still tough from before 1 28 to Newton Corner and again from Market Street in Brighton to the proof tunnel route to East Bank continues to be tough, slow going approaching school street again. Approaching the Concord Rotary. Watch out for those delays. 93 North and still a difficult commute. I'm sorry. That's all the 90. That's 95. Too many roads. I'm telling you. 95 North band is slow from 1 23 in Attleboro before 95 because of an earlier car fire. Still tough Northwest Expressway basically from the split and Braintree at past Columbia Road, Laurie Grandi WBC's traffic on the three Well, at least it's beautiful in Boston 71 degrees right now we've got mainly sunny skies, few clouds. Clouds are going to be on the increase later on this afternoon, will eventually get into the low to mid eighties,.
"two games" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Set for their second game of this three game series in Chicago. Back the Wrigley Field, we go now and with all the play by play, here's Tommy throw Thank you yet. I'll tell you what the weather has really turned around. It has become a beautiful night here in Chicago earlier about an hour ago, it was pouring rain. There were storms in the area Tornado spun up somewhere here in Chicago Land. And, uh, well, Fortunately, that has all moved on. And now we're looking at clear blue skies overhead. Certainly McGee in Chicago tonight, a gentle breeze blowing from left to right now, the Cubs will take the field behind their starter, Adrian Sampson, and let's take a look at tonight's starting lineup. We begin with David Pels visiting Reds there, 73 66. Still just a game out of that second wild card spot. The Padres currently own that one game lead leading off the second baseman Jonathan India, hitting second and center field. Tyler Nay Quinn, batting third, the right fielder Nick Castellanos. At first base, Batting fourth. Joey Votto, the third baseman, Mike Moustakas, bats fit. Batting six the shortstop Kyle Farmer, catching and hitting seventh. Tucker Barnhart Mack truck is in left field. He pads eight. Adding ninth and pitching Wade Miley. Again for the Reds. It's Indian. A Queen Castano's Votto Moustakas Farmer, Barnhart truck and Miley Wade Miley pitching Andy Green's at the helm of the Cubs right now. Well, David Ross is still quarantining with Covid. The cops are 64 75, winners of seven straight and they lead off the catcher Willson Contreras, Frank swindles. The first baseman hitting second batting third in center field in half. Patrick Wisdoms, the right fielder, batting fourth. That Duffy plays third base and bats fit batting six. The second baseman David Body Alfonzo, Rivas will play left field and hit seven. Batting eight. The shortstop Sergio Contra with Adrian Samson pitching and batting night again. Contreras Swindle Hat, Wisdom Duffy Body Rivas, Al Contra and Samson Adrian Samson pitching empires tonight at home plate. Roberto Ortiz, Chad Fairchild's at first base. CB Buckner is the.
"two games" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"You have to be able to have the intensity of one great series after another, and this is what we're seeing. We saw a great baseball all home stand and they go what you know, 72 or something ridiculous sudden, they then they go right into, uh into the Oakland series with a day off and what do they do? They win it with comeback fashion in two games, intensity. They are getting so used to this type of of chemistry and this type of energy around a series. This is going to give them their edge and it isn't going to isn't going to let up. It's going all the way into the last weekend. And I love this about this schedule is hard. It should be hard, but it's also going to hold them to a sharp edge. Yeah, agreed. And like we said this weekend, it showed it. I mean, you just don't give up all the way to the end as captain swinging for the fences and all that. Is there something I mean, It's kind of a late to ask this question because they've done this all year long. But all the runs this series were scored on home runs. And, um, fiscal, and they had a situation on Saturday where they think they had a small small ball failure. Where Castle he couldn't get a bunt down, and then Crawford got picked off and you're like, uh, they can't manufacturer run. Of course, they win the game because Wade hits the home run. But at this point in the season, the reliance on the home run it's It's just something you accept embrace. What do you do with it? Yeah. Nobody wants to hear about the labor pains. They just want to see the baby. There It is. Yeah, I mean, serious business. Are we sitting here? Stop. They're winning games. Yeah, and they're doing it in their fashion. And, you know, tell the other thing about this club. They all have a chip on their shoulder because they're getting zero respect for this year. There's not there's not a fan in this country That doesn't think that it's going to come doing it. It's been a nice season, but it's going to come down in the only ones who don't believe that are in that clubhouse. And it's It's a chip that it gets. It gets heavier every day, and yet you go go down the line up. You're proposing Chip belt? Chip Crawford. Chip Longoria Chip everybody in the rotation. I mean, you've got four guys that are on their walk here. Chip chip chip chip? Yeah, all the way into the into the bullpen where these guys are being told that they can't do it. You don't think there's a chip on McGee's shoulder? Oh, my God. It's uh, I love it and everybody on this team, so I know he's getting bumped out of submit batch you if you see the size of a chip on his shoulder yesterday, when he got the box, it looked the size of the batter's box. That's how big that thing was. Yeah, for sure. I mean to me, it's just such a red ass dynamic that This team, you know, they love it. They don't even want it. You know what, All this power rankings rank of ninth right now. Just keep feeding the chip. It's remarkable. And this weekend was remarkable and will be remembered for a very, very long time. Just for fun, though, on the other side of the story there he was on Friday night. I saw him come out and he played l McCone. Uh Got that I couldn't stop smiling. I was like, Oh, look at him, man. He's going to come on our show today at 9 35. And then he Buster snuck a single through on Friday night, and Sergio kind of waved his hand and discussed. It was pretty funny. Then he struck out buster on Sunday and caviar dot com caught him saying to an autograph seeker that he was trying to make Buster smile. Buster wouldn't smile because he said, Why won't you smile on buses because I know you and I know you want me to and But there he was, and Mike. He struck out the side yesterday will do it Buster. He walked. Crawford gave up a single to Bryant and struck out Dickerson and Wilmer Flores. Just your your emotions seeing him face the Giants. Well, I mean, we're always going to have a soft spot in her heart for that guy. Are you kidding me? It is like 13 years now, and there's another guy chip on his shoulder. Every year is being told right now you're too old. You can't do it. He just keeps going out there any deals? He, uh, you know, and he's unique. Is completely unique. You think about the average career for a reliever to take me and I think he had, like 53 or something appearances. I mean, he's a workhorse and end. He always has been a guy to take the ball. And, uh you know, I look at the guy and I smile. I mean, I think of the core forward with him and hobby here and I felt and And Cassie, Um in the world three championships with those guys and that's what I look at. When I see him. That's what I think of remarkable remarkable athlete. 51 games. Can you imagine how Buster The dynamic of Buster standing in the box. I mean, we talk about Bumgarner versus Posey, but Rome over just not bad. Yeah, he caught 20. He's the guy in the crouch in 2012 Last drink of Detroit. Yeah, yeah, It's so funny. No. When we think about, you know, I mean, think about Wilson's last strike, and we think about almost last strike, and then we think about Bumgarner's last trick. That's what you aspire to do. You want to be the guy that throws the last pitch of the season? You know, and, uh and she went and those three guys will always be in our in in in our memories fondly. Well, it's just remarkable. And, uh, it's just off the charts and then to do it in Oakland. Mike, too. That was as charged up as you could get out. There It was. Giants fans came strong AIDS fans came strong. Uh, you know, it was It was loud. It was proud. It was everything you want. I mean, it was darn near not darn near, it was playoff atmosphere. Oh, God, I both teams played their tails off. It was beautiful Baseball..
"two games" Discussed on 710 WOR
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"two games" Discussed on Black N' Gold Hockey Podcast
"And so this is a good thing. Give back to him. These will be one all season. Correct? Yes. I think yes, they will be world isn't one on the on the helmet. So that's great. Yeah, I think it's a great move for them. And again like you said on our on our someone who was a real not only a good spokesman for for the sport of hockey but also for you know, for people who have had that terrible disability and off we went on that you mentioned that shift he he goes on and I had never seen anybody more excited about playing when he came in like a bat out of hell like like he was in it was terrible what happened but wage you can just see the excitement in him getting on the ice first shift first, you know, he skates hired and it was just such a awful tragic accident. It really was and and it's too bad, but he made dead. You know, you really did some great things as a result of it. So you can just a real Grill great example of take a tragedy and make some you know in really have people learn and and make something positive out of it. And and he did that as well as you could do. So, it's great to honor him for sure. Next item is few Milestones coming up. Is Heather and and former Bruins and it's not just the 20 minutes of ice-time is that they know Tara had the other day for the capitals. He plays I think he played like nineteen or something the First Choice game too. Yeah. Yeah. He did. Yeah did so much for that limited minute roll Washington. Yeah. That's what it is. I'm sure there are more Milestones coming up. Like specific to like organization like maybe on list in the organization will get you that maybe next week. I kind of ran out of brain power in time. But these are just some of the stats coming up and you'll all be happy because Nick Ritchie is coming up on us. So good in a milestone, right? Pasta is only 10 games away from his 400th game. It's like the kids are a lot part of that package that thing Brandon Carlo is I think for more games cuz this might be where I wrote it down. I'm not sure. Yeah, he played two games. Yeah, I was just looking at it cuz I drew it over. I tried to like, you know, cuz we played a couple games now and fix. All right, he's were approaching three hundred games given mcritchie long ways tomorrow, which I know we pray he doesn't but I don't want to deprive him as 300 game in the NHL 300 games, right? Yeah. So I was like dude Nick Rich. He's been around like I kind of knew who he was. But yeah jeeze. That kind of makes me more scared and Chris is almost 200 games. Is that 199 right now? Whatever Brad Marshawn is getting very close to three hundred goals in life and David pastrnak has like twenty Eagles to get to 200 but obviously he hasn't played marshies..
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"It's really good to get this recognition of what he's been doing throughout the majority of his life and and what he gives back you see him with children all the time, you know talking them up, you know learning about them and and and teaching them about how this this world can be just a nasty place to live in sometimes so, you know having a bassador like him is is good and I and I know people harp on his stats and everything like that that he's not a Hall of Fame and this and that blah blah blah. It's beyond the game it really this is beyond the game and it's a good act on the Bruins and and and Society too. So well done Willie. Absolutely. Yeah, but one he is a Hall of Famer actually as a builder, isn't he? Yeah, just cuz you're not in their statistic doesn't matter. So it's Gary stupid Batman. I waved you. Will you be there more? You know, I'm just saying. Yeah, I do agree with Matt though. I'm a little uncomfortable with how rushed it feels. And again if this was already in the works, I know you've been petitions and stuff going around to retire at league-wide kind of like, you know, Jackie Robinson's but I do think it's a little ridiculous that especially it should have been done on the 50th Anniversary. Do you know what I mean? Timer tires number? I'm so I'm glad they are doing it but it kind of upsets me that they're not waiting to do it until October when fans might be able to be there. So it's like hey man. Yeah you cross this huge just Oracle threshold and it's funny because obviously can't in the United States are two different countries, you know what I mean? And there's some of the same problems back and forth, but people a lot of times especially in the states interviewees. From the point of view of like being an African-American growing up but he's not he's Canadian, you know what I mean? So maybe his experience was a little different, you know back and not like he didn't face some of the thing but he is very important to just making sure hockey is for every like as much as he can like anybody. It doesn't matter a girl boy black white, you know, you could be purple polka dotted you know what I mean? It doesn't matter your background. It does not you know, so I think it's important that they're on but I'm a little upset they're not doing it more when fans can be there to like do the chair and do now, I don't know maybe they're going to do virtual fans that day or something. Maybe that working that out. Some screens and do like a zoom fan call. I'm assuming they'll let family and like the Bruins themselves and stuff, you know be in the home game. But what I did like though is I also saw though that tomorrow Fountain Luther King day is actually the 63rd anniversary of him playing his first NHL game. Oh, wow, all the teams are going to be wearing like a will o r a sticker on there, too onerous. Oh, that's cool. A call but yeah, I think it was it. It's kind of past due. I think maybe the 50th Anniversary would have been good time as an organization not like you said cuz they have not done him wrong. You know what I mean? Right? I another thing I found mention those did you guys see that video that grizz's Dad who's worked, you know worked so long there..
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"And and join up with him and send him an email. If you need something for your fan cave because he's got some unbelievable stuff and we're going to continue to give birth jerseys away every month of this year. Hopefully, so keep those patreon contributions coming in and we'll keep on buying more jerseys and other Bruins related stuff to win. So excellent off next item on the agenda David pastrnak joined the skate on January 12th and huge in Bruce Cassidy anticipate that he'll be in full practice mode after the road trip. This is a little bit earlier. Yep. Thought which is good, you know, he's he is coming ahead of schedule. Some Bruins could absolutely hundred percent needed as they've lost their top three right Wings. They don't offer a Sonata car show or Smith. So I saw we were just looking at map Porters tweet about the practice lines and Par Lindholm was out there sharing time with Jake debrusk on the first line. I thought to myself there's a guy we haven't even mentioned. You know, why cuz I haven't seen him for two games Jake debrusk. He's a ghost out there again, and this is becoming a trend with him and he said all the right things when he's going to try to be a more consistent player and this-that-and-the-other-thing but that's a guy who should be getting in front of the net but I digress David pastrnak coming back much-needed. So heavier thoughts on pasta and it will it change Enough of the five-on-five problems. They have it's good to see pasta pasta and glad that he's going to be fully integrated. But no because he's been there the whole time we've always had five-on-five problems. I think it might help our power play, you know what I mean and getting those opportunities but in the end, I don't that's just going to shift it back to we had the Top Line scoring and maybe krejci and you know, whatever making some things happen too. So what I'm concerned about is just you know, don't rush it like Mark always says it's better to be 100% off like you have to come back like knowing this shortened season. We need you if it takes you till February 15th to get back like we need you to slow and steady it cuz we're going to need you to push and in the playoffs and all of that so long. I mean, I'm happy to see him back. He has a little ahead of schedule as I said, but who knows what that really means but it's not going to solve the five-on-five because we're not a good five-on-five team. Anyways, you know when pasta is in the line of church So as a matter of fact when he's not on he's very often sometimes impedes that process so not on him. But I mean he he was better about it last year, but he was also hurt for a while last year too and it took him a little bit to get back. So that's just my thoughts happy to have him back. We absolutely need him in our lineup. He's one of our offensive one of the only true superstars on this team like league-wide recognize supervisor are so that's just my thoughts Mark anything on pasta. Hopefully he gets back soon. We need a scoring touch 5.5 is disaster as we keep saying today on this show off. Yeah. We just we need it by committee to just not one guy coming into the line..
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"The future and and again, we wish Adam Quaid McQuaid, you know continued health and in a great retirement. He certainly deserves in and did a lot for the for the organization next item on the agenda. Hockey is back in there were two games taking on the New Jersey Devils Bruins win game one and shootout played extremely. Well, I thought Best. In the two games was the first period of game one where they really dominated and then in game two, they lose late late and over time with less than two seconds to go to the one so, you know again, you know, I thought the first game was okay. I thought it was great in the beginning and then petered off but they were able to pull it out in the shootout. I think I think they're a little rusty. I think they do miss David pastrnak. I think they are still trying to figure out life allows that they don't Chara and Tori Kruk and I think some guys are in some roles that they may need to adjust to but the 515 thing is really stunning to be an issue. And I know it's you know, people say well it's only a couple of games and there's no preseason and I get that but this is over a bigger sample size to me. So I don't know Mark about your feelings about the first two games and if it was something you were expected or if it was something that wage. Cuz I look I don't think the devil is very good. I think they well coached. They don't just don't think they have a ton of talent. And this is a team that the Bruins should be nine times out of ten. So I just didn't know your thoughts on the first two games with the Bruins. The first game was exciting. Of course, it was to get back into the into the swing of things and the 2021 season. They still work home address, you know, like you said there was no preseason minimal training camps. So there's a lot of rust to be shaken off here chemistry still has to be made but these are these are games that I thought that they could definitely win New Jersey is just that North and South kind of team that can really skate they're young and they they'll go in those areas to create space and opportunities and that's what they did. They really forced the Bruins to play up the middle and not along the boards and you know this It is I hope hopefully it gets better. Like I said, the chemistry thing, you know is going to be an issue with Craig Smith coming in and and some of these new younger youthful members off on this Boston Bruins team. So like I'm just going to give it a little more time but these are I mean you look at the standings right now in this new this new division, you know, Washington and Philadelphia, I just they're they're I had their their up so you don't want to be behind and and you gotta figure it out quickly because if you can't figure this out the 515 issues like Matt like what you said and secondary scoring and and the most shots on that you're going to be ten steps behind a lot of these teams in this in this division. So it's best to get it off get off on the right foot down and you know, fifty six games these and you never know what's going to happen. So hello, what were your impressions of the Bruins coming in I know to me is a little disappointing, but I Used to Know You know what your thoughts are dead..